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SF 1260

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/14/2019 03:54pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; expanding a school board's options when disposing of surplus
computers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.52, subdivision 6.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.52, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Disposing of surplus school computers.

new text begin(a) new text endNotwithstanding section 471.345,
governing school district contracts made upon sealed bid or otherwise complying with the
requirements for competitive bidding, other provisions of this section governing school
district contracts, or other law to the contrary, a school district under this subdivision may
dispose ofnew text begin school computers, including a tablet device.
new text end

new text begin (b) A school district may dispose ofnew text end a surplus school computer and related equipment
if the district disposes of the surplus property by conveying the property and title to:

(1) another school district;

(2) the state Department of Corrections;

(3) the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; or

(4) the family of a student residing in the district whose total family income meets the
federal definition of poverty.

new text begin (c) If surplus school computers are not disposed of under paragraph (b), upon adoption
of a written resolution of the school board, when updating or replacing school computers,
including tablet devices, used primarily by students, a school district may sell or give used
computers or tablets to qualifying students at the price specified in the written resolution.
A student is eligible to apply to the school board for a computer or tablet under this
subdivision if the student is currently enrolled in the school and intends to enroll in the
school in the year following the receipt of the computer or tablet. If more students apply
for computers or tablets than are available, the school must first qualify students whose
families are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, and then dispose of the remaining
computers or tablets by lottery.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end