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SF 3411

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/07/2016 10:16am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; granting school boards authority to reallocate
school district revenue; making permanent authority to reallocate money
among school district accounts and funds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2015
Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision 1; Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 7,
section 19, as amended.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General education revenue.

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding any law to the
contrary, a school board in any school year may adopt a resolution declaring an urgent
educational need for that school year and resolve to reallocate the district's general
education revenue under this section to provide more effective education programs and
services designed to improve the educational outcomes of all students enrolled in the
district. A board action under this paragraph must not increase state aid obligations to
the district, result in additional property tax authority for the district, or interfere with
federally mandated laws or state or federal court orders.
new text end

new text begin (b)new text end The general education revenue for each district equals the sum of the district's
basic revenue, extended time revenue, gifted and talented revenue, declining enrollment
revenue, local optional revenue, small schools revenue, basic skills revenue, secondary
sparsity revenue, elementary sparsity revenue, transportation sparsity revenue, total
operating capital revenue, equity revenue, pension adjustment revenue, and transition
revenue.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 7, section 19, as amended by Laws 2015, First
Special Session chapter 3, article 7, section 6, is amended to read:


Sec. 19. FUND new text beginOR ACCOUNT new text endTRANSFERdeleted text begin; FISCAL YEAR 2014 THROUGH
FISCAL YEAR 2017 ONLY
deleted text end.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.80, subdivision 3, for fiscal
year 2014 deleted text beginthrough fiscal year 2017 onlydeleted text endnew text begin and laternew text end, the commissioner must approve a
request for a fundnew text begin or accountnew text end transfer if the transfer does not increase state aid obligations
to the district or result in additional property tax authority for the district. This section
does not permit transfers from the community service fund, the food service fund, or the
reserved account for staff development under section 122A.61.

(b) A school board may approve a fundnew text begin or accountnew text end transfer under paragraph (a)
only after adopting a resolution stating the fundnew text begin or accountnew text end transfer will not diminish
instructional opportunities for students.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall codify section 2 in Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.79,
consistent with other limitations on school district fund and account transfers and
appropriately revise any statutory cross-reference consistent with that recoding.
new text end