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SF 3243

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/15/2018 12:06pm

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A bill for an act
relating to education; authorizing school districts to use long-term facilities
maintenance revenue for projects that increase the safety and security of school
facilities; establishing a supplemental aid program to pay a portion of the costs for
school district projects that increase the safety and security of school facilities;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 123B.595, subdivisions 2, 7, 10, by
adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 123B.595, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 1a.

Stimulus revenue for safety and security projects.

(a) For fiscal years 2020
to 2027 only, a district's revenue under subdivision 1 is increased by an amount equal to
the cost approved by the commissioner for remodeling and equipping existing school
facilities to increase the safety and security of students and staff.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), for any fiscal year, the additional revenue under this
subdivision must not exceed $100 times the district's adjusted pupil units.

(c) Notwithstanding subdivisions 10 and 11, increased revenue under this subdivision
may be used only for projects related to remodeling and equipping existing school facilities
to increase the safety and security of students and staff.

(d) Notwithstanding subdivision 4, the facilities plan for a district generating revenue
under this subdivision must include provisions for increasing the safety and security of
school facilities.

(e) For a district financing approved safety and security projects through an annual levy,
the board must describe the projects in the facilities plan under subdivision 4 and certify
the levy no later than December 31, 2019.

(f) For a district financing approved safety and security projects through the issuance
of bonds, the board must describe the projects in the facilities plan under subdivision 4 and
certify the required debt service levy no later than December 31, 2019, consistent with the
requirements of subdivision 4, paragraph (c).

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 123B.595, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Long-term facilities maintenance revenue for a charter school.

(a) For fiscal
year 2017 only, long-term facilities maintenance revenue for a charter school equals $34
times the adjusted pupil units.

(b) For fiscal year 2018 only, long-term facilities maintenance revenue for a charter
school equals $85 times the adjusted pupil units.

(c) For fiscal year 2019 and later, long-term facilities maintenance revenue for a charter
school equals $132 times the adjusted pupil units.

(d) For fiscal years 2020 to 2027 only, long-term facilities maintenance revenue for a
charter school is increased by $100 times the adjusted pupil units.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 123B.595, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Long-term facilities maintenance equalization revenue.

(a) For fiscal year
2017 only, a district's long-term facilities maintenance equalization revenue equals the lesser
of (1) $193 times the adjusted pupil units or (2) the district's revenue under subdivision 1.

(b) For fiscal year 2018 only, a district's long-term facilities maintenance equalization
revenue equals the lesser of (1) $292 times the adjusted pupil units or (2) the district's
revenue under subdivision 1.

(c) For fiscal year 2019 and later, a district's long-term facilities maintenance equalization
revenue equals the lesser of (1) $380 times the adjusted pupil units or (2) the district's
revenue under subdivision 1.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) to (c), a district's long-term facilities maintenance
equalization revenue must not be less than the lesser of the district's long-term facilities
maintenance revenue or the amount of aid the district received for fiscal year 2015 under
section 123B.59, subdivision 6.

(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), for fiscal years 2020 to 2027, a district's long-term
facilities maintenance equalization revenue equals the lesser of (1) $480 times the adjusted
pupil units or (2) the district's revenue under subdivision 1.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2018.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 123B.595, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Allowed uses for long-term facilities maintenance revenue.

(a) A district
may use revenue under this section for any of the following:

(1) deferred capital expenditures and maintenance projects necessary to prevent further
erosion of facilities;

(2) increasing accessibility of school facilities;

(3) health and safety capital projects under section 123B.57; or

(4) by board resolution, to transfer money from the general fund reserve for long-term
facilities maintenance to the debt redemption fund to pay the amounts needed to meet, when
due, principal and interest on general obligation bonds issued under subdivision 5.

(b) A charter school may use revenue under this section for any purpose related to the
school, except that, for fiscal years 2020 to 2027 only, the additional revenue under
subdivision 2, paragraph (d), must be used to increase the safety and security of students
and staff
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