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HF 5151

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 04/04/2024 09:42pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; authorizing certain fund transfers for fiscal years 2025, 2026,
and 2027; allowing a school board to not comply with certain laws or rules.


Section 1. new text begin FUND TRANSFERS FOR FISCAL YEARS 2025, 2026, AND 2027.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.80, subdivision 3, or any law to the
contrary, for fiscal years 2025, 2026, and 2027 only, a school district, charter school, or
cooperative unit may transfer any funds not already assigned to or encumbered by staff
salary and benefits, or otherwise encumbered by federal law, from any operating account
or operating fund to the undesignated balance in any other operating account or operating
fund. A fund or account transfer under this section must not increase state aid obligations
to the district or school, or result in additional property tax authority for the district. The
school board must adopt a written resolution outlining the purpose for and specifying the
amount of funds that are transferred under this section. A school board must post the
resolution for each approved transfer on its website and must transmit a timely, electronic
notice of each approved transfer to the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text begin RELIEF FROM STATE MANDATES FOR SCHOOL YEARS 2024-2025,
2025-2026, AND 2026-2027.
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new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for the 2024-2025, 2025-2026, and 2026-2027
school years only, a school district or charter school may adopt a resolution not to comply
with a state law or rule applicable to that school if enacted, adopted, or amended after
February 12, 2024, or under Laws 2023, chapter 54 or 55. Upon a recorded vote, a school
board that formally resolves not to comply with a state law or rule under this section must
post a record of each decision to not comply on its website and transmit to the commissioner
an electronic notice of each decision.
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