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as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/21/2014 04:02pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; providing for policy for early childhood and family,
kindergarten through grade 12, and adult education; making clarifying and
technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 124D.03,
subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision; 124D.08, by adding a subdivision;
Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, sections 120B.021, subdivision 4; 124D.10,
subdivisions 1, 6, 8; 124D.165, subdivisions 2, 4; 124D.4531, subdivisions 1, 3,
3a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 120B.021, subdivision 4,
is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Revisions and reviews required.

(a) The commissioner of education must
revise and appropriately embed technology and information literacy standards consistent
with recommendations from school media specialists into the state's academic standards
and graduation requirements and implement a ten-year cycle to review and revise state
academic standards and related benchmarks, consistent with this subdivision. During each
ten-year review and revision cycle, the commissioner also must examine the alignment
of each required academic standard and related benchmark with the knowledge and
skills students need for career and college readiness and advanced work in the particular
subject area. The commissioner must include the contributions of Minnesota American
Indian tribes and communities as related to the academic standards during the review and
revision of the required academic standards.

(b) The commissioner must ensure that the statewide mathematics assessments
administered to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 are aligned with the state academic
standards in mathematics, consistent with section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (b).
The commissioner must implement a review ofnew text begin and may revisenew text end the academic standards
and related benchmarks in mathematics beginning in the 2015-2016 school yearnew text begin and
every ten years thereafter
new text end.

(c) The commissioner must implement a review ofnew text begin and may revisenew text end the academic
standards and related benchmarks in arts beginning in the 2016-2017 school yearnew text begin and
every ten years thereafter
new text end.

(d) The commissioner must implement a review ofnew text begin and may revisenew text end the academic
standards and related benchmarks in science beginning in the 2017-2018 school yearnew text begin and
every ten years thereafter
new text end.

(e) The commissioner must implement a review ofnew text begin and may revisenew text end the academic
standards and related benchmarks in language arts beginning in the 2018-2019 school
yearnew text begin and every ten years thereafternew text end.

(f) The commissioner must implement a review ofnew text begin and may revisenew text end the academic
standards and related benchmarks in social studies beginning in the 2019-2020 school
yearnew text begin and every ten years thereafternew text end.

(g) School districts and charter schools must revise and align local academic
standards and high school graduation requirements in health, world languages, and career
and technical education to require students to complete the revised standards beginning
in a school year determined by the school district or charter school. School districts and
charter schools must formally establish a periodic review cycle for the academic standards
and related benchmarks in health, world languages, and career and technical education.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 124D.03, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Pupil application procedures.

In order that a pupil may attend a school or
program in a nonresident district, the pupil's parent or guardian must submit an application
to the nonresident district. deleted text beginBefore submitting an application, the pupil and the pupil's
parent or guardian must explore with a school guidance counselor, or other appropriate
staff member employed by the district the pupil is currently attending, the pupil's academic
or other reason for applying to enroll in a nonresident district.
deleted text end The pupil's application must
identify deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anew text end reason for enrolling in the nonresident district. The parent or guardian of a
pupil must submit deleted text beginandeleted text endnew text begin a signednew text end application by January 15 for initial enrollment beginning
the following school year. new text beginElectronic signatures are not accepted except as provided
by Department of Education policy.
new text endThe application must be on deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an unmodifiednew text end form
provided by the Department of Education. A particular school or program may be
requested by the parent. Once enrolled in a nonresident district, the pupil may remain
enrolled and is not required to submit annual or periodic applications. new text beginIf the student moves
to a new resident district, the student retains the seat in the nonresident district, but must
submit a new enrollment options form to update the student's information.
new text endTo return to the
resident district or to transfer to a different nonresident district, the parent or guardian of
the pupil must provide notice to the resident district or apply to a different nonresident
district by January 15 for enrollment beginning the following school year.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 124D.03, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

deleted text beginDesegregationdeleted text endnew text begin Achievement and integrationnew text end district transfers.

(a)
This subdivision applies to a transfer into or out of a district that has deleted text begina desegregationdeleted text endnew text begin an
achievement and integration
new text end plan approved by the commissioner of education.

(b) An application to transfer may be submitted at any time for enrollment beginning
at any time.

(c) A pupil enrolled in a nonresident district under deleted text begina desegregationdeleted text endnew text begin an achievement
and integration
new text end plan approved by the commissioner of education is not required to make
annual or periodic application for enrollment but may remain enrolled in the same district.
A pupil may transfer to the resident district at any time.

(d) Subdivision 2 applies to a transfer into or out of a district with deleted text begina desegregationdeleted text endnew text begin an
achievement and integration
new text end plan.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 124D.03, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Nonresident district procedures.

A district shall notify the parent or
guardian in writing by February 15 new text beginor within 30 days for applications submitted after
January 15 in the case of achievement and integration district transfers
new text endwhether the
application has been accepted or rejected. If an application is rejected, the district must
state in the notification the reason for rejection. The parent or guardian must notify the
nonresident district by March 1new text begin or within 15 daysnew text end whether the pupil intends to enroll in the
nonresident district. Notice of intent to enroll in the nonresident district obligates the pupil
to attend the nonresident district during the following school year, unless the boards of
the resident and the nonresident districts agree in writing to allow the pupil to transfer
back to the resident districtdeleted text begin, ordeleted text endnew text begin. Ifnew text end the pupil's parents or guardians change residence to
another districtnew text begin, the student does not lose the seat in the nonresident district but the parent
or guardian must complete an updated enrollment options form
new text end. If a parent or guardian
does not notify the nonresident districtnew text begin by the January 15 deadline, if it appliesnew text end, the pupil
may not enroll in that nonresident district during the following school year, unless the
boards of the resident and nonresident district agree otherwise. The nonresident district
must notify the resident district by March 15 new text beginor 30 days later new text endof the pupil's intent to enroll
in the nonresident district. The same procedures apply to a pupil who applies to transfer
from one participating nonresident district to another participating nonresident district.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 124D.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5a. new text end

new text begin Lotteries. new text end

new text begin If a school district has more applications than available seats at
a specific grade level, it must hold an impartial lottery following the January 15 deadline
to determine which students will receive seats. Siblings of currently enrolled students and
applications related to an approved integration and achievement plan must receive priority
in the lottery. The process for the school district lottery must be established in school
district policy, approved by the school board, and be posted on the school district's Web site.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 124D.03, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Basis for decisions.

The board must adopt, by resolution, specific
standards for acceptance and rejection of applications. Standards may include the capacity
of a program, new text beginexcluding special education services; new text endclassdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end or school building. The
school board may not reject applications for enrollment in a particular grade level if the
nonresident enrollment at that grade level does not exceed the limit set by the board under
subdivision 2. Standards may not include previous academic achievement, athletic or
other extracurricular ability, disabling conditions, proficiency in the English language,
previous disciplinary proceedings, or the student's district of residencenew text begin, except where the
district of residence is directly included in an enrollment options strategy included in an
approved achievement and integration program
new text end.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 124D.08, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2b. new text end

new text begin Continued enrollment for students placed in foster care.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding subdivision 2, a pupil who has been enrolled in a district who is placed
in foster care in another district may continue to enroll in the prior district without the
approval of the board of the prior district. The approval of the board where the pupil's
foster home is located is not required.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 124D.10, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Purposes.

(a) The primary purpose of this section is to improve new text beginall
new text endpupil learning and new text beginall new text endstudent achievement. Additional purposes include to:

(1) increase learning opportunities for new text beginall new text endpupils;

(2) encourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods;

(3) measure learning outcomes and create different and innovative forms of
measuring outcomes;

(4) establish new forms of accountability for schools; or

(5) create new professional opportunities for teachers, including the opportunity to
be responsible for the learning program at the school site.

(b) This section does not provide a means to keep open a school that a school board
decides to close. However, a school board may endorse or authorize the establishing of
a charter school to replace the school the board decided to close. Applicants seeking a
charter under this circumstance must demonstrate to the authorizer that the charter sought
is substantially different in purpose and program from the school the board closed and
that the proposed charter satisfies the requirements of this subdivision. If the school
board that closed the school authorizes the charter, it must document in its affidavit to the
commissioner that the charter is substantially different in program and purpose from
the school it closed.

An authorizer shall not approve an application submitted by a charter school
developer under subdivision 4, paragraph (a), if the application does not comply with this
subdivision. The commissioner shall not approve an affidavit submitted by an authorizer
under subdivision 4, paragraph (b), if the affidavit does not comply with this subdivision.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 124D.10, subdivision 6, is
amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Charter contract.

The authorization for a charter school must be in the
form of a written contract signed by the authorizer and the board of directors of the charter
school. The contract must be completed within 45 business days of the commissioner's
approval of the authorizer's affidavit. The authorizer shall submit to the commissioner a
copy of the signed charter contract within ten business days of its execution. The contract
for a charter school must be in writing and contain at least the following:

(1) a declaration that the charter school will carry out the primary purpose in
subdivision 1 and how the school will report its implementation of the primary purpose;

(2) a declaration of the additional purpose or purposes in subdivision 1 that the school
intends to carry out and how the school will report its implementation of those purposes;

(3) a description of the school program and the specific academic and nonacademic
outcomes that pupils must achieve;

(4) a statement of admission policies and procedures;

(5) a governance, management, and administration plan for the school;

(6) signed agreements from charter school board members to comply with all
federal and state laws governing organizational, programmatic, and financial requirements
applicable to charter schools;

(7) the criteria, processes, and procedures that the authorizer will use to monitor and
evaluate the fiscal, operational, and academic performance consistent with subdivision
15, paragraphs (a) and (b);

(8) for contract renewal, the formal written performance evaluation of the school
that is a prerequisite for reviewing a charter contract under subdivision 15;

(9) types and amounts of insurance liability coverage to be obtained by the charter
school, consistent with subdivision 8, paragraph (k);

(10) consistent with subdivision 25, paragraph (d), a provision to indemnify and
hold harmless the authorizer and its officers, agents, and employees from any suit, claim,
or liability arising from any operation of the charter school, and the commissioner and
department officers, agents, and employees notwithstanding section 3.736;

(11) the term of the initial contract, which may be up to five years plus an additional
preoperational planning year, and up to five years for a renewed contract or a contract with
a new authorizer after a transfer of authorizers, if warranted by the school's academic,
financial, and operational performance;

(12) how the board of directors or the operators of the charter school will provide
special instruction and services for children with a disability under sections 125A.03
to 125A.24, and 125A.65, a description of the financial parameters within which the
charter school will operate to provide the special instruction and services to children
with a disability;

(13) the specific conditions for contract renewal that identify performance new text beginof all
students
new text endunder the primary purpose of subdivision 1 as the most important factor in
determining contract renewal;

(14) the additional purposes under subdivision 1, paragraph (a), and related
performance obligations under clause (7) contained in the charter contract as additional
factors in determining contract renewal; and

(15) the plan for an orderly closing of the school under chapter 317A, whether
the closure is a termination for cause, a voluntary termination, or a nonrenewal of the
contract, that includes establishing the responsibilities of the school board of directors
and the authorizer and notifying the commissioner, authorizer, school district in which the
charter school is located, and parents of enrolled students about the closure, information
and assistance sufficient to enable the student to re-enroll in another school, the transfer of
student records under subdivision 8, paragraph (p), and procedures for closing financial
operations.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 124D.10, subdivision 8, is
amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Federal, state, and local requirements.

(a) A charter school shall meet all
federal, state, and local health and safety requirements applicable to school districts.

(b) A school must comply with statewide accountability requirements governing
standards and assessments in chapter 120B.

(c) A school authorized by a school board may be located in any district, unless the
school board of the district of the proposed location disapproves by written resolution.

(d) A charter school must be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies,
employment practices, and all other operations. An authorizer may not authorize a charter
school or program that is affiliated with a nonpublic sectarian school or a religious
institution. A charter school student must be released for religious instruction, consistent
with section 120A.22, subdivision 12, clause (3).

(e) Charter schools must not be used as a method of providing education or
generating revenue for students who are being home-schooled. This paragraph does not
apply to shared time aid under section 126C.19.

(f) The primary focus of a charter school must be to provide a comprehensive
program of instruction for at least one grade or age group from five through 18 years
of age. Instruction may be provided to people younger than five years and older than
18 years of age.

(g) A charter school may not charge tuition.

(h) A charter school is subject to and must comply with chapter 363A and section
121A.04.

(i) A charter school is subject to and must comply with the Pupil Fair Dismissal
Act, sections 121A.40 to 121A.56, and the Minnesota Public School Fee Law, sections
123B.34 to 123B.39.

(j) A charter school is subject to the same financial audits, audit procedures, and
audit requirements as a district, except as required under subdivision 6a. Audits must be
conducted in compliance with generally accepted governmental auditing standards, the
federal Single Audit Act, if applicable, and section 6.65. A charter school is subject
to and must comply with sections 15.054; 118A.01; 118A.02; 118A.03; 118A.04;
118A.05; 118A.06; 471.38; 471.391; 471.392; and 471.425. The audit must comply with
the requirements of sections 123B.75 to 123B.83, except to the extent deviations are
necessary because of the program at the school. Deviations must be approved by the
commissioner and authorizer. The Department of Education, state auditor, legislative
auditor, or authorizer may conduct financial, program, or compliance audits. A charter
school determined to be in statutory operating debt under sections 123B.81 to 123B.83
must submit a plan under section 123B.81, subdivision 4.

(k) A charter school is a district for the purposes of tort liability under chapter 466.

(l) A charter school must comply with chapters 13 and 13D; and sections 120A.22,
subdivision 7
; 121A.75; and 260B.171, subdivisions 3 and 5.

(m) A charter school is subject to the Pledge of Allegiance requirement under
section 121A.11, subdivision 3.

(n) A charter school offering online courses or programs must comply with section
124D.095.

(o) A charter school and charter school board of directors are subject to chapter 181.

(p) A charter school must comply with section 120A.22, subdivision 7, governing
the transfer of students' educational records and sections 138.163 and 138.17 governing
the management of local records.

(q) A charter school that provides early childhood health and developmental
screening must comply with sections 121A.16 to 121A.19.

(r) A charter school that provides school-sponsored youth athletic activities must
comply with section 121A.38.

(s) A charter school is subject to and must comply with continuing truant notification
under section 260A.03.

(t) A charter school must develop and implement a teacher evaluation and peer
review process under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), clauses (2) to (12).

(u) A charter school must adopt a policy, plan, budget, and process, consistent with
section 120B.11, to review curriculum, instruction, and student achievement and strive
for the world's best workforce.

new text begin (v) A charter school must comply with all pupil transportation requirements in
chapter 123B.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [124D.1191] DONATIONS TO FOOD SHELF PROGRAMS.
new text end

new text begin Schools and community organizations participating in any federal child nutrition
meal program may donate unused food to food shelf programs, provided that the food shelf:
new text end

new text begin (1) is a nonprofit corporation or is affiliated with a nonprofit corporation, as defined
in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986;
new text end

new text begin (2) distributes food without charge to needy individuals;
new text end

new text begin (3) does not limit food distributions to individuals of a particular religious affiliation,
race, or other criteria unrelated to need; and
new text end

new text begin (4) has a stable address and directly serves individuals.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 124D.165, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Family eligibility.

(a) For a family to receive an early deleted text beginchildhood education
deleted text endnew text begin learningnew text end scholarship, parents or guardians must meet the following eligibility requirements:

(1) have a child three or four years of age on September 1 of the currentnew text begin schoolnew text end year,
who has not yet started kindergarten; and

(2) have income equal to or less than 185 percent of federal poverty level income
in the current calendar year, or be able to document their child's current participation in
the free and reduced-price lunch program or child and adult care food program, National
School Lunch Act, United States Code, title 42, sections 1751 and 1766;new text begin the Food
Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, Food and Nutrition Act, United States
Code, title 7, sections 2011-2036;
new text end Head Start under the federal Improving Head Start for
School Readiness Act of 2007; Minnesota family investment program under chapter 256J;
child care assistance programs under chapter 119B; the supplemental nutrition assistance
program; or placement in foster care under section 260C.212.

(b) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, a parent under age 21 who
is pursuing a high school or general education equivalency diploma is eligible for an early
learning scholarship if the parent has a child age zero to five years old and meets the
income eligibility guidelines in this subdivision.

(c) Any siblings between the ages zero to five years old of a child who has been
awarded a scholarship under this section must be awarded a scholarship upon request,
provided the sibling attends the same programnew text begin as long as funds are availablenew text end.

(d) A child who has received a scholarship under this section must continue to
receive a scholarship each year until that child is eligible for kindergarten under section
120A.20new text begin and as long as funds are availablenew text end.

(e) Early learning scholarships may not be counted as earned income for the
purposes of medical assistance under chapter 256B, MinnesotaCare under chapter 256L,
Minnesota family investment program under chapter 256J, child care assistance programs
under chapter 119B, or Head Start under the federal Improving Head Start for School
Readiness Act of 2007.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 124D.165, subdivision 4,
is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Early childhood program eligibility.

(a) In order to be eligible to accept
an early deleted text beginchildhood educationdeleted text endnew text begin learningnew text end scholarship, a program must:

(1) participate in the quality rating and improvement system under section
124D.142; and

(2) beginning July 1, 2016, have a three- or four-star rating in the quality rating
and improvement system.

(b) Any program accepting scholarships must use the revenue to supplement and not
supplant federal funding.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Career and technical revenue.

(a) A district with a career and
technical program approved under this section for the fiscal year in which the levy is
certified is eligible for career and technical revenue equal to 35 percent of approved
expenditures in the fiscal year in which the levy is certified for the following:

(1) salaries paid to essential, licensed personnel providing direct instructional
services to students in that fiscal year, including extended contracts, for services rendered
in the district's approved career and technical education programs, excluding salaries
reimbursed by another school district under clause (2);

(2) amounts paid to another Minnesota school district for salaries of essential,
licensed personnel providing direct instructional services to students in that fiscal year for
services rendered in the district's approved career and technical education programs;

(3) contracted services provided by a public or private agency other than a Minnesota
school district or cooperative center under deleted text beginsubdivision 7deleted text endnew text begin chapter 123A or 136Dnew text end;

(4) necessary travel between instructional sites by licensed career and technical
education personnel;

(5) necessary travel by licensed career and technical education personnel for
vocational student organization activities held within the state for instructional purposes;

(6) curriculum development activities that are part of a five-year plan for
improvement based on program assessment;

(7) necessary travel by licensed career and technical education personnel for
noncollegiate credit-bearing professional development; and

(8) specialized vocational instructional supplies.

deleted text begin (b) Up to ten percent of a district's career and technical revenue may be spent on
equipment purchases. Districts using the career and technical revenue for equipment
purchases must report to the department on the improved learning opportunities for
students that result from the investment in equipment.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end The district must recognize the full amount of this levy as revenue for the
fiscal year in which it is certified.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end The amount of the revenue calculated under this subdivision may not exceed
$17,850,000 for taxes payable in 2012, $15,520,000 for taxes payable in 2013, and
$20,657,000 for taxes payable in 2014.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end If the estimated revenue exceeds the amount in paragraph deleted text begin(d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end, the
commissioner must reduce the percentage in paragraph (a) until the estimated revenue no
longer exceeds the limit in paragraph deleted text begin(d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 124D.4531, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Revenue guarantee.

Notwithstanding subdivision 1, paragraph (a), the
career and technical education revenue for a district is not less than deleted text beginthe lesser of:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end the district's career and technical education revenue for the previous fiscal yeardeleted text begin; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) 100 percent of the approved expenditures for career and technical programs
included in subdivision 1, paragraph (b), for the fiscal year in which the levy is certified
deleted text end.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 124D.4531, subdivision 3a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Revenue adjustments.

Notwithstanding subdivisions 1, 1a, and 3, for
taxes payable in 2012 to 2014 only, the department must calculate the career and technical
revenue for each district according to Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.4531, and
adjust the revenue for each district proportionately to meet the statewide revenue target
under subdivision 1, paragraph deleted text begin(d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end. For purposes of calculating the revenue guarantee
under subdivision 3, the career and technical education revenue for the previous fiscal
year is the revenue according to Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.4531, before
adjustments to meet the statewide revenue target.

Sec. 17. new text beginMINNESOTA'S LIBRARIES AND SERVICE DELIVERY ADVISORY
TASK FORCE.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment and duties. new text end

new text begin Minnesota's libraries and service
delivery advisory task force is established to make recommendations to the commissioner
of education and the education committees of the legislature on increasing service
delivery and collaboration between library governance systems. The task force shall
review current procedures and governance structures in order to make recommendations
to increase service collaboration between library systems that ensures both equitable and
cost-effective access to library services throughout Minnesota. Recommendations shall
not be limited to physical services and should include recommendations to increase access
to emerging electronic services.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The following members comprise the libraries and service
delivery advisory task force:
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new text begin (1) one representative of the Department of Education, appointed by the
commissioner of education;
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new text begin (2) two members of the house of representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the
house and one appointed by the minority leader;
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new text begin (3) two senators, one appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of the
Committee on Rules and Administration and one appointed by the minority leader;
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new text begin (4) one representative of regional public library systems appointed by the chair of
the regional public library systems;
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new text begin (5) one representative of multicounty multitype library systems appointed by the
chair of the multicounty multitype library systems;
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new text begin (6) two representatives from public libraries not representing a regional public
library system appointed by the Minnesota Library Association, including one from the
seven-county metropolitan area and one from greater Minnesota;
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new text begin (7) one representative from Minitex;
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new text begin (8) one public school library media specialist representative appointed by the
Minnesota Educational Media Organization;
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new text begin (9) one representative appointed by the Office of Higher Education;
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new text begin (10) one county representative appointed by the Association of Minnesota Counties;
and
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new text begin (11) one city representative appointed by the League of Minnesota Cities.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin First meeting; chair. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education must convene the task
force by August 1, 2014, and shall appoint a chair from the membership of the task force.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2015, task force members must submit to the
commissioner of education, and to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees and divisions with primary jurisdiction over kindergarten through
grade 12 education, their written recommendations on library system structures that ensure
that all Minnesota residents have equitable and cost-effective access to state-supported
library services.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Sunset. new text end

new text begin The task force shall sunset the day after submitting the report
under subdivision 4, or February 2, 2015, whichever is earlier.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Support. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education must provide technical assistance
to task force members upon request.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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