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SF 2717

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 03:38pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; increasing career and technical revenue; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.4531.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.4531, is amended to read:


124D.4531 CAREER AND TECHNICAL REVENUE.

Subdivision 1.

Career and technical revenue.

(a) A district with a career and technical
program approved under this section for the fiscal year in which the levy is certified is
eligible for career and technical revenue equal to deleted text begin35deleted text endnew text begin 50new text end percent of approved expenditures
in the fiscal year in which the levy is certified for the following:

(1) salaries paid to essential, licensed personnel providing direct instructional services
to students in that fiscal year, including extended contracts, for services rendered in the
district's approved career and technical education programs, excluding salaries reimbursed
by another school district under clause (2);

(2) amounts paid to another Minnesota school district for salaries of essential, licensed
personnel providing direct instructional services to students in that fiscal year for services
rendered in the district's approved career and technical education programs;

(3) contracted services provided by a public or private agency other than a Minnesota
school district or cooperative center under chapter 123A or 136D;

(4) necessary travel between instructional sites by licensed career and technical education
personnel;

(5) necessary travel by licensed career and technical education personnel for vocational
student organization activities held within the state for instructional purposes;

(6) curriculum development activities that are part of a five-year plan for improvement
based on program assessment;

(7) necessary travel by licensed career and technical education personnel for noncollegiate
credit-bearing professional development; and

(8) specialized vocational instructional supplies.

(b) The district must recognize the full amount of this levy as revenue for the fiscal year
in which it is certified.

deleted text begin (c) The amount of the revenue calculated under this subdivision may not exceed
$17,850,000 for taxes payable in 2012, $15,520,000 for taxes payable in 2013, and
$20,657,000 for taxes payable in 2014.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) If the estimated revenue exceeds the amount in paragraph (c), the commissioner must
reduce the percentage in paragraph (a) until the estimated revenue no longer exceeds the
limit in paragraph (c).
deleted text end

Subd. 1a.

Career and technical levy.

deleted text begin (a) For fiscal year 2014 only, a district may levy
an amount not more than the product of its career and technical revenue times the lesser of
one or the ratio of its adjusted net tax capacity per adjusted pupil unit in the fiscal year in
which the levy is certified to the career and technical revenue equalizing factor. The career
and technical revenue equalizing factor for fiscal year 2014 equals $7,612.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) For fiscal year 2015 and later,deleted text end A district may levy an amount not more than the
product of its career and technical revenue times the lesser of one or the ratio of its adjusted
net tax capacity per adjusted pupil unit in the fiscal year in which the levy is certified to the
career and technical revenue equalizing factor. The career and technical revenue equalizing
factor deleted text beginfor fiscal year 2015 and laterdeleted text end equals deleted text begin$7,612deleted text endnew text begin $12,900new text end.

Subd. 1b.

Career and technical aid.

deleted text beginFor fiscal year 2014 and later,deleted text end A district's career
and technical aid equals its career and technical revenue less its career and technical levy.
If the district levy is less than the permitted levy, the district's career and technical aid shall
be reduced proportionately.

Subd. 2.

Allocation from cooperative centers and intermediate districts.

For purposes
of this section, a cooperative center or an intermediate district must allocate its approved
expenditures for career and technical education programs among participating districts.

Subd. 3.

Revenue guarantee.

Notwithstanding subdivision 1, paragraph (a), the career
and technical education revenue for a district is not less than the lesser of:

(1) the district's career and technical education revenue for the previous fiscal year; or

(2) 100 percent of the approved expenditures for career and technical programs included
in subdivision 1, paragraph (a), for the fiscal year in which the levy is certified.

deleted text begin Subd. 3a. deleted text end

deleted text begin Revenue adjustments. deleted text end

deleted text begin Notwithstanding subdivisions 1, 1a, and 3, for taxes
payable in 2012 to 2014 only, the department must calculate the career and technical revenue
for each district according to Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.4531, and adjust the
revenue for each district proportionately to meet the statewide revenue target under
subdivision 1, paragraph (c). For purposes of calculating the revenue guarantee under
subdivision 3, the career and technical education revenue for the previous fiscal year is the
revenue according to Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.4531, before adjustments to
meet the statewide revenue target.
deleted text end

Subd. 4.

District reports.

Each district or cooperative center must report data to the
department for all career and technical education programs as required by the department
to implement the career and technical revenue formula.

Subd. 5.

Allocation from districts participating in agreements for secondary
education or interdistrict cooperation.

For purposes of this section, a district with a career
and technical program approved under this section that participates in an agreement under
section 123A.30 or 123A.32 must allocate its revenue authority under this section among
participating districts.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; CAREER AND TECHNICAL AID.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education in the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Career and technical program aid. new text end

new text begin For career and technical program aid
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.4531:
new text end

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