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123A.24 WITHDRAWING FROM COOPERATIVE UNIT; APPEALING DENIAL OF
MEMBERSHIP.
    Subdivision 1. Distribution of assets and liabilities. (a) If a district withdraws from a
cooperative unit defined in subdivision 2, the distribution of assets and assignment of liabilities to
the withdrawing district shall be determined according to this subdivision.
(b) The withdrawing district remains responsible for its share of debt incurred by the
cooperative unit according to section 123B.02, subdivision 3. The district and cooperative
unit may mutually agree, through a board resolution by each, to terms and conditions of the
distribution of assets and the assignment of liabilities.
(c) If the cooperative unit and the district cannot agree on the terms and conditions, the
commissioner shall resolve the dispute by determining the district's proportionate share of assets
and liabilities based on the district's enrollment, financial contribution, usage, or other factor or
combination of factors determined appropriate by the commissioner. The assets must be disbursed
to the withdrawing district in a manner that minimizes financial disruption to the cooperative unit.
(d) Assets related to an insurance pool shall not be disbursed to a member district under
paragraph (c).
    Subd. 2. Cooperative unit defined. For the purposes of this section, a cooperative unit is:
(1) an education district organized under sections 123A.15 to 123A.19;
(2) a cooperative vocational center organized under section 123A.22;
(3) an intermediate district organized under chapter 136D;
(4) a service cooperative organized under section 123A.21; or
(5) a regional management information center organized under section 123A.23 or as a joint
powers district according to section 471.59.
    Subd. 3. Appealing denial of membership to commissioner. If a cooperative unit as
defined in subdivision 2, denies membership in the unit to a district, the district may appeal
to the commissioner. The commissioner may require the cooperative unit to grant the district
membership.
History: Ex1959 c 71 art 4 s 17; 1961 c 225 s 1; 1967 c 173 s 2; 1969 c 21 s 1; 1969 c 104
s 1; 1973 c 491 s 1; 1975 c 359 s 23; 1978 c 616 s 5; 1979 c 334 art 6 s 9; 1980 c 609 art 6 s
16; 1981 c 194 s 1; 1981 c 358 art 7 s 22; 1982 c 548 art 6 s 4; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 309 s 24;
1987 c 398 art 7 s 20; 1988 c 626 s 1; 1988 c 668 s 2; 1988 c 718 art 7 s 21; 1991 c 265 art 6
s 22; art 9 s 36; 1992 c 499 art 12 s 8; 1993 c 224 art 12 s 16; art 13 s 17; 1994 c 647 art 6 s
11-13; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 9 s 20; art 16 s 13; 1996 c 412 art 3 s 10; art 6 s 1; 1Sp1997 c 4 art 6 s 7;
art 7 s 4; 1998 c 397 art 1 s 54; art 3 s 53; art 5 s 88-90,104; art 6 s 62-68; art 8 s 1,2; art 11
s 3; 1998 c 398 art 6 s 17