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SF 3517

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/25/2020 08:36am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying the calculation of aid to regional public library
systems; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 134.355, subdivisions 6, 7,
8.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 134.355, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Adjusted net tax capacity per capita distribution.

Twenty-five percent of
the available aid funds shall be distributed to regional public library systems based upon
the adjusted net tax capacity per capita for each member county or participating portion of
a county as calculated for the deleted text beginseconddeleted text endnew text begin thirdnew text end year preceding the fiscal year for which aid is
provided. Each system's entitlement shall be calculated as follows:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end multiply the adjusted net tax capacity per capita for each county or participating
portion of a county by .0082deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end add sufficient aid funds that are available under this subdivision to raise the
amount of the county or participating portion of a county with the lowest value calculated
according to deleted text beginparagraph (a)deleted text endnew text begin clause (1)new text end to the amount of the county or participating portion
of a county with the next highest value calculated according to deleted text beginparagraph (a)deleted text endnew text begin clause (1)new text end.
Multiply the amount of the additional aid funds by the population of the county or
participating portion of a countydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end continue the process described in deleted text beginparagraph (b)deleted text endnew text begin clause (2)new text end by adding sufficient
aid funds that are available under this subdivision to the amount of a county or participating
portion of a county with the next highest value calculated in deleted text beginparagraph (a)deleted text endnew text begin clause (1)new text end to raise
it and the amount of counties and participating portions of counties with lower values
calculated in deleted text beginparagraph (a)deleted text endnew text begin clause (1)new text end up to the amount of the county or participating portion
of a county with the next highest value, until reaching an amount where funds available
under this subdivision are no longer sufficient to raise the amount of a county or participating
portion of a county and the amount of counties and participating portions of counties with
lower values up to the amount of the next highest county or participating portion of a countydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
and
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end if the point is reached using the process in deleted text beginparagraphs (b) and (c)deleted text endnew text begin clauses (2) and
(3)
new text end at which the remaining aid funds under this subdivision are not adequate for raising the
amount of a county or participating portion of a county and all counties and participating
portions of counties with amounts of lower value to the amount of the county or participating
portion of a county with the next highest value, those funds are to be divided on a per capita
basis for all counties or participating portions of counties that received aid funds under the
calculation in deleted text beginparagraphs (b) and (c)deleted text endnew text begin clauses (2) and (3)new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for state aid for fiscal year 2021 and
later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 134.355, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Population determination.

new text beginA regional public library system's new text endpopulation deleted text beginshall
be determined according to
deleted text endnew text begin must be calculated by April 1 using the most recent estimate
available under
new text end section 477A.011, subdivision 3new text begin, at the time the aid amounts are calculatednew text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for state aid for fiscal year 2021 and
later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 134.355, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Eligibility.

new text begin(a) new text endA regional public library system may apply for regional library
telecommunications aid on behalf of itself and member public libraries.

new text begin (b)new text end The aid must be used for connections and other eligible non-voice-related e-rate
program category one services. Aid may be used for e-rate program category two services
as identified in the Federal Communication Commission's eligible services list for the current
and preceding four funding years, if sufficient funds remain once category one needs are
met in each funding year. new text beginIf sufficient funds remain after meeting category one and category
two needs in each funding year, aid may be used for other regional public library technology,
network infrastructure, security, and telecommunications services including nonphone
telecommunication services for remote self-service pickup locations for library materials
on nonlibrary property.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endTo be eligible, a regional public library system must be officially designated by the
commissioner of education as a regional public library system as defined in section 134.34,
subdivision 3
, and each of its participating cities and counties must meet local support levels
defined in section 134.34, subdivision 1. A public library building that receives aid under
this section must be open a minimum of 20 hours per week. Exceptions to the minimum
open hours requirement may be granted by the Department of Education on request of the
regional public library system for the following circumstances: short-term closing for
emergency maintenance and repairs following a natural disaster; in response to exceptional
economic circumstances; building repair or maintenance that requires public services areas
to be closed; or to adjust hours of public service to respond to documented seasonal use
patterns.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for state aid for fiscal year 2021 and
later.
new text end