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HF 2751

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 01/31/2022 10:41am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 01/24/2022

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; special education; establishing a special education
legislative working group; requiring a report.

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

Section 1. new text beginLEGISLATIVE WORKING GROUP ON SPECIAL EDUCATION
TUITION BILLING.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership; chair. new text end

new text begin (a) The legislative working group on special
education tuition billing must consist of eight members as follows:
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new text begin (1) four members of the house of representatives, two members appointed by the speaker
of the house and two members appointed by the house minority leader; and
new text end

new text begin (2) four members of the senate, two members appointed by the senate majority leader
and two members appointed by the senate minority leader.
new text end

new text begin (b) Appointing authorities must make appointments by June 15, 2022.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a vacancy occurs, the appointing authority for the vacated position must fill the
vacancy.
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new text begin (d) The speaker and the majority leader must each designate one working group member
from each respective body to serve as chair. The chair must rotate after each meeting. The
person appointed as chair by the speaker must convene the first meeting of the working
group by June 30, 2022.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The working group must study requirements and practices relating
to tuition billing for special education and general education services provided to a student
with a disability by a nonresident school district; cooperative as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 123A.24, subdivision 2; or charter school, including a charter school that
serves a high percentage of students with individualized education programs. The billing
costs considered must include special education costs, general education costs, facility costs,
and access fees charged by a cooperative to a nonmember school district. The working
group must review data from the Department of Education relating to special education
services billed to resident school districts, third-party billing data, and other relevant data
provided by school districts, cooperatives, charter schools, and families of children with
individualized education programs.
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new text begin (b) The working group must solicit input from the Department of Education including
the School Finance Division, school districts, cooperatives, charter schools, special education
school administrators, families of children with individualized education programs, and
other interested stakeholders.
new text end

new text begin (c) The working group must determine what statutory changes to special education
billing are necessary to adequately and equitably fund school districts, cooperatives, and
charter schools in meeting the needs of students with individualized education programs.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Assistance. new text end

new text begin (a) The Department of Education must provide the working group
with all available data necessary to analyze special education billing costs to school districts,
including the effect of potential changes to special education billing requirements.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Legislative Coordinating Commission must provide technical and administrative
assistance to the working group upon request.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Recommendations; report. new text end

new text begin The working group must issue a report to the
governor and chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education by January 31, 2023.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The working group expires February 1, 2023.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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