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SF 3125

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; increasing the basic formula allowance; eliminating
proration of special education revenue; increasing funding for special education
services; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section
126C.20; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 125A.76, subdivision
4; 125A.79, subdivision 6; 126C.10, subdivision 2; Laws 2007, chapter 146,
article 3, section 24, subdivisions 2, 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 125A.76, subdivision 4,
is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

State total special education aid.

The state total special education
aid equals $529,247,000 for fiscal year 2007, $694,063,000 for fiscal year 2008,
deleted text begin $719,470,000deleted text endnew text begin and $827,538,000new text end for fiscal year 2009deleted text begin, $735,693,000 for fiscal year 2010,
and $786,586,000 for fiscal year 2011
deleted text end. The state total special education aid for later
fiscal years equalsdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end the deleted text beginstate totaldeleted text end special educationnew text begin initialnew text end aid deleted text beginfor the preceding fiscal year; times
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) the program growth factor; times
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) the greater of one, or the ratio of the state total average daily membership for
the current fiscal year to the state total average daily membership for the preceding fiscal
year
deleted text endnew text begin under subdivision 2new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2009.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 125A.79, subdivision 6, is
amended to read:


Subd. 6.

State total special education excess cost aid.

The state total special
education excess cost aid equals $104,700,000 for fiscal year 2007, $110,641,000 for
fiscal year 2008, deleted text begin$110,918,000deleted text endnew text begin and $76,995,000new text end for fiscal year 2009deleted text begin, $110,847,000 for
fiscal year 2010, and $110,892,000 for fiscal year 2011
deleted text end. The state total special education
excess cost aid for later fiscal years equalsdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) the state total special education excess cost aid for the preceding fiscal year; times
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) the program growth factor; times
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) the greater of one, or the ratio of the state total average daily membership for the
current fiscal year to the state total average daily membership for the preceding fiscal year.
deleted text end new text begin
the initial excess cost aid computed under subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2009.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Basic revenue.

The basic revenue for each district equals the formula
allowance times the adjusted marginal cost pupil units for the school year. deleted text beginThe formula
allowance for fiscal year 2007 is $4,974.
deleted text end The formula allowance for fiscal year 2008 is
$5,074 deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin.new text end The formula allowance for fiscal year 2009 and subsequent years is deleted text begin$5,124deleted text endnew text begin
$5,226
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2009.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.20, is amended to read:


126C.20 ANNUAL GENERAL EDUCATION new text begin AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
new text endAID APPROPRIATION.

There is annually appropriated from the general fund to the department the amount
necessary for general education aidnew text begin and special education aid under sections 125A.76
and 125A.79
new text end. This amount must be reduced by the amount of any money specifically
appropriated for the same purpose in any year from any state fund.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2010.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 3, section 24, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Special education; regular.

For special education aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 125A.75:

$
677,622,000
.....
2008
$
deleted text begin 716,929,000
deleted text end new text begin 814,190,000
new text end
.....
2009

The 2008 appropriation includes $52,965,000 for 2007 and $624,657,000 for 2008.

The 2009 appropriation includes $69,406,000 for 2008 and deleted text begin$647,523,000deleted text end
new text begin $744,784,000 new text endfor 2009.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 3, section 24, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Special education; excess costs.

For excess cost aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 125A.79, subdivision 7:

$
108,656,000
.....
2008
$
deleted text begin 110,826,000
deleted text end new text begin 85,723,000
new text end
.....
2009

The 2008 appropriation includes $34,969,000 for 2007 and $73,687,000 for 2008.

The 2009 appropriation includes $36,954,000 for 2008 and deleted text begin$73,872,000deleted text end new text begin$48,769,000
new text endfor 2009.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2008.
new text end