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126C.01 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Applicability. For the purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in section 120A.05 have the same meanings. For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2. Adjusted net tax capacity. "Adjusted net tax capacity" means the net tax capacity of the taxable property of the district as adjusted by the commissioner of revenue under section 127A.48. The adjusted net tax capacity for any given calendar year must be used to compute levy limitations for levies certified in the succeeding calendar year and aid for the school year beginning in the second succeeding calendar year.

Subd. 3. Referendum market value. "Referendum market value" means the market value of all taxable property, excluding property classified as class 2, noncommercial 4c(1), or 4c(4) under section 273.13. The portion of class 2a property consisting of the house, garage, and surrounding one acre of land of an agricultural homestead is included in referendum market value. Any class of property, or any portion of a class of property, that is included in the definition of referendum market value and that has a class rate of less than one percent under section 273.13 shall have a referendum market value equal to its net tax capacity multiplied by 100.

Subd. 4. Equalizing factor. "Equalizing factor" means the ratio, rounded to the nearest dollar, of the formula allowance to the general education tax rate for the corresponding year.

Subd. 5. Levy use. A levy "for use in a particular school year," "attributable to a particular school year," or "recognized as revenue in a particular school year," means the levy certified in the calendar year ending in the school year preceding that particular school year, and payable in the calendar year in which that school year begins.

Subd. 6. Shared time average daily membership. The average daily membership of a pupil enrolled on a shared time basis equals the ratio of the total minutes for which the pupil is enrolled and the minimum minutes required during the year for a regularly enrolled public school pupil.

Subd. 7. Shared time aid. Aid for shared time pupils must equal the formula allowance times the full-time equivalent resident pupil units for shared time pupils. Aid for shared time pupils is in addition to any other aid to which the district is otherwise entitled. Shared time average daily membership may not be used in the computation of pupil units under section 126C.05, subdivision 1, for any purpose other than the computation of shared time aid pursuant to subdivisions 6 to 8 and section 126C.19, subdivisions 1 to 3.

Subd. 8. Shared time pupils. "Shared time pupils" means those pupils who attend public school programs for part of the regular school day and who otherwise fulfill the requirements of section 120A.22 by attendance at a nonpublic school.

Subd. 9. Training and experience index. "Training and experience index" means a measure of a district's teacher training and experience relative to the education and experience of teachers in the state. The measure must be determined pursuant to section 126C.11.

Subd. 10. Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 6 art 1 s 55 subd 1

Subd. 11. Net unappropriated operating fund balance. "Net unappropriated operating fund balance" means the sum of the fund balances in the general, food service, and community service funds minus the balances reserved for statutory operating debt reduction, bus purchase, severance pay, taconite, unemployment benefits, maintenance levy reduction, operating capital, disabled access, health and safety, and encumbrances, computed as of June 30 each year.

HIST: 1981 c 358 art 1 s 20,21,25,26; 1Sp1981 c 2 s 5; 3Sp1981 c 2 art 2 s 4,5,6; art 4 s 4; 1982 c 548 art 1 s 3,4,8; art 7 s 5; 1983 c 314 art 1 s 1,2,4,5,9,22; 1984 c 463 art 1 s 3,4,5; 1Sp1985 c 12 art 1 s 9-13; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 4 s 23,24; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 9 s 15,16; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 18; 1987 c 268 art 6 s 5; art 7 s 12,13; 1987 c 398 art 1 s 4-7; 1988 c 486 s 46-48; 1988 c 719 art 5 s 4,5,84; 1989 c 209 art 2 s 1; 1989 c 329 art 13 s 20; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 2 s 11; 1991 c 265 art 1 s 8,9; 1994 c 488 s 8; 1994 c 647 art 1 s 13,14; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 13 s 6; 1996 c 412 art 1 s 13; 1998 c 397 art 7 s 125-131,164; art 11 s 3; 1999 c 107 s 66; 2000 c 343 s 4; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 2 s 8

* NOTE: Subdivisions 9 and 10 (formerly section 124A.02, *subdivisions 23 and 24) are repealed effective June 30, 2004. *Laws 1992, chapter 499, article 7, section 31, as amended by *Laws 1998, chapter 398, article 1, section 39; Laws 1999, *chapter 241, article 1, section 54; and Laws 2000, chapter 489, *article 2, section 28.