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    Subdivision 1. Definitions. "Split residential property parcel" means a parcel of real estate
that is located within the boundaries of more than one school district and that is classified as
residential property under:
(1) section 273.13, subdivision 22, paragraph (a) or (b);
(2) section 273.13, subdivision 25, paragraph (b), clause (1); or
(3) section 273.13, subdivision 25, paragraph (c), clause (1).
    Subd. 2. Petition. The owner of a split residential property parcel may petition the auditor of
the county where the split parcel is located to transfer that part into the adjoining school district so
the entire property will be located in the same school district. The petition must contain:
(1) a correct description of the split parcel to be affected by the transfer including supporting
data on location and title to the land;
(2) a list of the school districts in which the split parcels currently lie;
(3) the school district into which the petitioner desires to have the whole split parcel
transferred; and
(4) the district of attendance of any students currently residing on the property.
    Subd. 3. Auditor's order. Within 60 days of receipt of the petition, the auditor of the county
in which the petition was filed under subdivision 2 shall issue an order to transfer the affected
parcel to the district determined by the county board. Orders issued on or before July 1 will be
effective for taxes payable in the following year. The auditor must notify the affected school
districts and the commissioner of the change in school district boundaries.
    Subd. 4. Commissioner. The commissioner shall modify the records of school district
boundaries to conform to the order.
    Subd. 5. Taxable property. Upon the effective date of the order, the whole split property
parcel is transferred into a single school district. Beginning in the next subsequent taxes payable
year, all taxable property in the whole split parcel is:
(1) relieved of all school district taxes from the district in which the parcel is no longer
located; and
(2) subject to all school district taxes in the district in which the whole split parcel is now
History: 2003 c 127 art 2 s 1