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SF 2940

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to education; clarifying and amending certain education provisions;
analyzing state and district reporting systems; amending Minnesota Statutes
2006, sections 205A.03, subdivision 1; 205A.06, subdivision 1a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 205A.03, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginRequireddeleted text endnew text begin Resolution requiringnew text end primary in certain circumstances.

deleted text begin Indeleted text endnew text begin The school board ofnew text end a school district deleted text beginelection,deleted text endnew text begin may, by resolution adopted by June 1 of
any year, decide to choose school board nominees by a primary under this section. The
resolution, when adopted, is effective for all subsequent board member elections in the
school district until it is revoked. If the board decides to choose nominees by primary
and
new text end if there are more than two candidates for a specified school board position or more
than twice as many school board candidates as there are at-large school board positions
available, a school district must hold a primary.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 205A.06, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Filing period.

new text beginIn school districts that have adopted a resolution to choose
nominees for school board by a primary election,
new text endaffidavits of candidacy must be filed
with the school district clerk no earlier than the 70th day and no later than the 56th day
before the first Tuesday after the second Monday in September in the year when the
school district general election is held.new text begin In all other school districts, affidavits of candidacy
must be filed no earlier than the 70th day and no later than the 56th day before the school
district's general election.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REPORT.
new text end

new text begin The Department of Education must submit a report to the education committees of
the legislature by January 15, 2009, analyzing the department's data collection procedures
under each of the department's major data reporting systems and recommend a streamlined,
Web-based system of reporting school district data. The report also must analyze existing
stand-alone school district reporting requirements and recommend the elimination of any
district reports that are duplicative of other data already collected by the department.
new text end