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HF 4559

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/17/2020 02:05pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 04/17/2020

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A bill for an act
relating to education; authorizing school districts to renew expiring referendums
for one year by action of school board.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginOPERATING REFERENDUM RENEWAL BY SCHOOL BOARD.
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new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the election requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.17,
subdivision 9, a school board may renew a referendum for one year by board action if:
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new text begin (1) the district's referendum revenue expires in fiscal year 2021 and the district has not
renewed the revenue for fiscal year 2022 and later;
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new text begin (2) the per-pupil amount of the referendum is the same as the amount expiring, or for
an expiring referendum that was adjusted annually by the rate of inflation, the same as the
per-pupil amount of the expiring referendum, adjusted annually for inflation in the same
manner as if the expiring referendum had continued; and
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new text begin (3) the school board has adopted a written resolution authorizing the renewal after
informing school district residents and providing a way to receive written comments.
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new text begin (b) A resolution under this section must be adopted by the school board by August 15,
2020, and becomes effective 60 days after its adoption.
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new text begin (c) A district renewing an expiring referendum under this section must submit a copy
of the adopted resolution to the commissioner of education and to the county auditor no
later than September 15 of the calendar year in which the levy is certified.
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new text begin (d) A referendum under this section expires in the last fiscal year in which the referendum
generates revenue for the school district.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment for
revenue for fiscal year 2022 only.
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