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HF 3622

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/28/2008

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; authorizing a school district with a low fund
balance to hold a referendum election at a time other than November; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.17, subdivision 11.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.17, subdivision 11, is amended to

Subd. 11.

Referendum date.

(a) Except for a referendum held under paragraph
(b), any referendum under this section held on a day other than the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in November must be conducted by mail in accordance with section
204B.46. Notwithstanding subdivision 9, paragraph (b), to the contrary, in the case of a
referendum conducted by mail under this paragraph, the notice required by subdivision 9,
paragraph (b), must be prepared and delivered by first-class mail at least 20 days before
the referendum.

(b) In addition to the referenda allowed in subdivision 9, clause (a), the commissioner
may grant authority to a district to hold a referendum on a different day ifnew text begin: (1) the district's
unreserved general fund balance calculated as of June 30 of each year in accordance with
the Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards for Minnesota school districts
is less than 2.5 percent of the most recent year's expenditure amount for the same funds; or
new text endnew text begin(2)new text end the district is in statutory operating debt and has an approved plan or has received an
extension from the department to file a plan to eliminate the statutory operating debt.

(c) The commissioner must approve, deny, or modify each district's request for a
referendum levy on a different day within 60 days of receiving the request from a district.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for elections held on or after July
1, 2008.
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