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SF 206

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 01/13/2023 08:02am

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; providing for equal access to school athletic teams and
facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 126C.10, subdivision 14;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A.


Section 1.

new text begin [121A.041] EQUAL ACCESS TO ATHLETIC TEAMS.
new text end

new text begin A public school or a school that is a member of the Minnesota State High School League
must allow a student to participate in sex-segregated interscholastic or intramural athletics
consistent with their gender identity, regardless of their gender at birth.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [121A.042] EQUAL ACCESS TO SCHOOL FACILITIES.
new text end

new text begin A student must be allowed to use school facilities, including bathrooms and locker
rooms, consistent with their gender identity, regardless of their gender at birth.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 126C.10, subdivision 14, is amended to read:

Subd. 14.

Uses of total operating capital revenue.

Total operating capital revenue may
be used only for the following purposes:

(1) to acquire land for school purposes;

(2) to acquire or construct buildings for school purposes;

(3) to rent or lease buildings, including the costs of building repair or improvement that
are part of a lease agreement;

(4) to improve and repair school sites and buildings, and equip or reequip school buildings
with permanent attached fixtures, including library media centersnew text begin, gender neutral bathroom
facilities, and locker room privacy stalls
new text end;

(5) for a surplus school building that is used substantially for a public nonschool purpose;

(6) to eliminate barriers or increase access to school buildings by individuals with a

(7) to bring school buildings into compliance with the State Fire Code adopted according
to chapter 299F;

(8) to remove asbestos from school buildings, encapsulate asbestos, or make
asbestos-related repairs;

(9) to clean up and dispose of polychlorinated biphenyls found in school buildings;

(10) to clean up, remove, dispose of, and make repairs related to storing heating fuel or
transportation fuels such as alcohol, gasoline, fuel oil, and special fuel, as defined in section

(11) for energy audits for school buildings and to modify buildings if the audit indicates
the cost of the modification can be recovered within ten years;

(12) to improve buildings that are leased according to section 123B.51, subdivision 4;

(13) to pay special assessments levied against school property but not to pay assessments
for service charges;

(14) to pay principal and interest on state loans for energy conservation according to
section 216C.37 or loans made under the Douglas J. Johnson Economic Protection Trust
Fund Act according to sections 298.292 to 298.298;

(15) to purchase or lease interactive telecommunications equipment;

(16) by board resolution, to transfer money into the debt redemption fund to: (i) pay the
amounts needed to meet, when due, principal and interest payments on certain obligations
issued according to chapter 475; or (ii) pay principal and interest on debt service loans or
capital loans according to section 126C.70;

(17) to pay operating capital-related assessments of any entity formed under a cooperative
agreement between two or more districts;

(18) to purchase or lease computers and related hardware, software, and annual licensing
fees, copying machines, telecommunications equipment, and other noninstructional

(19) to purchase or lease assistive technology or equipment for instructional programs;

(20) to purchase textbooks as defined in section 123B.41, subdivision 2;

(21) to purchase new and replacement library media resources or technology;

(22) to lease or purchase vehicles;

(23) to purchase or lease telecommunications equipment, computers, and related
equipment for integrated information management systems for:

(i) managing and reporting learner outcome information for all students under a
results-oriented graduation rule;

(ii) managing student assessment, services, and achievement information required for
students with individualized education programs; and

(iii) other classroom information management needs;

(24) to pay personnel costs directly related to the acquisition, operation, and maintenance
of telecommunications systems, computers, related equipment, and network and applications
software; and

(25) to pay the costs directly associated with closing a school facility, including moving
and storage costs.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2024 and later.
new text end