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HF 3184

as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

  1.1                          A bill for an act
  1.2             relating to education finance; authorizing a special 
  1.3             levy for Common School District No. 815, Prinsburg. 
  1.5      Section 1.  [PRINSBURG; SPECIAL LEVY AUTHORITY.] 
  1.6      Subdivision 1.  [BOARD APPROVAL.] Notwithstanding any law 
  1.7   to the contrary, the board of Common School District No. 815, 
  1.8   Prinsburg, may continue to operate as a common school district 
  1.9   provided that: 
  1.10     (1) the district adopts an annual resolution by May 1 of 
  1.11  each year declaring that it will be operating for the following 
  1.12  school year; 
  1.13     (2) for years subsequent to calendar year 2005, the 
  1.14  district's proposed budget for the following year shows that the 
  1.15  district will not return to statutory operating debt under 
  1.16  Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.81; and 
  1.17     (3) the district has passed a referendum under subdivision 
  1.18  4 authorizing levy authority for the coming school year. 
  1.20  to exercising the authority to levy under this section, the 
  1.21  boards of Common School District No. 815, Prinsburg, and 
  1.22  Independent School District No. 2180, MACCRAY, must mutually 
  1.23  agree to the amount of the outstanding tuition owed by the 
  1.24  Prinsburg school district to the MACCRAY school district.  If 
  2.1   the districts cannot agree to the amount of the tuition owed, 
  2.2   the districts may submit all relevant information to the 
  2.3   commissioner of education who shall determine the amount of the 
  2.4   obligation owed to the MACCRAY school district. 
  2.5      Subd. 3.  [STATUTORY OPERATING DEBT.] For taxes payable in 
  2.6   2005, 2006, and 2007, Common School District No. 815, Prinsburg, 
  2.7   may levy the amount necessary to eliminate a deficit in the net 
  2.8   unappropriated balance in the operating funds of the district, 
  2.9   determined as of June 30, 2004, and certified and adjusted by 
  2.10  the commissioner. 
  2.11     Subd. 4.  [ANNUAL LEVY AUTHORITY.] (a) Common School 
  2.12  District No. 815, Prinsburg, may levy the amount necessary to 
  2.13  eliminate any projected deficit in the district's operating 
  2.14  budget for the preceding school year if the district's voters 
  2.15  approve a referendum according to the provisions of this 
  2.16  subdivision. 
  2.17     (b) The referendum shall be called by the school board.  
  2.18  The ballot must state the maximum amount of the levy as an 
  2.19  amount per resident marginal cost pupil unit.  The ballot must 
  2.20  designate the specific number of years, not to exceed five, for 
  2.21  which the referendum authorization applies.  The ballot shall 
  2.22  state substantially the following: 
  2.23     "Shall the increase in the levy proposed by the Board of 
  2.24  Prinsburg, Common School District No. 815, Prinsburg, be 
  2.25  approved?" 
  2.26     If approved, an amount equal to the approved revenue per 
  2.27  resident marginal cost pupil unit times the resident marginal 
  2.28  cost pupil units for the school year beginning in the year after 
  2.29  the levy is certified shall be authorized for certification for 
  2.30  the number of years approved. 
  2.31     (c) The board must follow the notice provisions of 
  2.32  Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.17. 
  2.33     Subd. 5.  [FISCAL YEAR 2005 ONLY.] Notwithstanding this 
  2.34  section, for fiscal year 2005 only, Common School District No. 
  2.35  815, Prinsburg, may continue to operate as a common school 
  2.36  district upon approval of a referendum under subdivision 4. 
  3.1      [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
  3.2   following final enactment.