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SF 3123

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/27/2018 08:40am

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; increasing state aid for school district
telecommunications projects; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2016, section 125B.26, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2017, First
Special Session chapter 5, article 5, section 14, subdivision 4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 125B.26, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

District aid.

For fiscal year 2006 and later, A district, charter school, or
intermediate school district's Internet access equity aid equals the district, charter school,
or intermediate school district's approved cost for the previous fiscal year according to
subdivision 1 exceeding $16 times the district's adjusted pupil units for the previous fiscal
year or no reduction if the district is part of an organized telecommunications access cluster
.
Equity aid must be distributed to the telecommunications access cluster for districts, charter
schools, or intermediate school districts that are members of the cluster or to individual
districts, charter schools, or intermediate school districts not part of a telecommunications
access cluster.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2019 and later.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 125B.26, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


Subd. 4a.

Additional telecommunications equity access aid.

A school district or charter
school is eligible for additional telecommunications equity access aid equal to the greater
of zero or:

(1) the district's approved costs under subdivision 1 minus the district's aid under
subdivision 4; minus

(2) $7 times the adjusted pupil units.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2019 and later.

Sec. 3.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 5, section 14, subdivision 4, is
amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Equity in telecommunications access aid.

For equity in telecommunications
access aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 125B.26, subdivision 4:

$
3,750,000
.....
2018
$
3,750,000
.....
2019

If the appropriation amount is insufficient, the commissioner shall reduce the
reimbursement rate in Minnesota Statutes, section 125B.26, subdivisions 4 and 5, and the
revenue for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 shall be prorated.

Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

Sec. 4. APPROPRIATIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Department of Education.

The sum indicated in this section is
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal year
designated.

Subd. 2.

Additional telecommunications equity access aid.

For additional
telecommunications equity access aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 125B.26, subdivision
4a:

$
1,000,000
.....
2019

If the appropriation amount is insufficient, the commissioner shall reduce the reimbursement
rate in Minnesota Statutes, section 125B.26, subdivision 4a, and the revenue for fiscal year
2019 shall be prorated.

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