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HF 2036

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/01/2012 11:36am

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/01/2012

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; requiring increases in permanent school fund
allocations to districts to be reserved for school technology purposes; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 127A.33.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 127A.33, is amended to read:


127A.33 SCHOOL ENDOWMENT FUND; APPORTIONMENT.

new text begin (a) new text endThe commissioner shall apportion the school endowment fund semiannually
on the first Monday in March and September in each year, to districts whose schools
have been in session at least nine months. The apportionment shall be in proportion to
each district's adjusted average daily membership during the preceding year. new text beginAny annual
apportionment in excess of $28 per pupil in adjusted average daily membership must be
reserved and used only for the school technology purposes listed in paragraph (b).
new text endThe
apportionment shall not be paid to a district for pupils for whom tuition is received by
the district.

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, revenue reserved under paragraph (a) for school
technology purposes may only be used:
new text end

new text begin (1) to purchase or lease computers and related materials, copying machines,
telecommunications equipment, and other noninstructional equipment;
new text end

new text begin (2) to purchase or lease assistive technology or equipment for instructional programs;
new text end

new text begin (3) to purchase new and replacement library media resources or technology;
new text end

new text begin (4) to pay for ongoing or recurring telecommunications or Internet access costs
associated with Internet access, data lines, and video links; or
new text end

new text begin (5) to pay for service provider installation fees for installation of new
telecommunications lines or increased bandwidth.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for apportionments occurring on or
after July 1, 2012.
new text end