- HF 2547 (Radinovich)
- HF 2544 (Benson)
- HF 2256 (Dorholt)
- HF 2585 (Norton)
Representative Benson's HF 2544 is a scaled-back version of HF 2547. It would give all districts currently not receiving location equity revenue the opportunity to receive location equity revenue of $212/PU except those districts currently receiving small schools revenue. As in the case of HF 2547, some districts would receive new revenue (those with referenda less than $512/PU) and others would be able to "swap" referendum revenue and location equity revenue.
HF 2256 and HF 2585 are, in effect, local bills that would allow a smaller set of districts access to the metropolitan location equity revenue amount of $424/PU. HF 2256 would allow non-metropolitan districts with enrollment greater than 7,000 metropolitan location equity revenue while HF 2585 would add Duluth and Rochester to the metropolitan reason as cities of the first class (although they are not located in the metropolitan area).
Tomorrow, the Senate E-12 Funding Division will hear the Senate companions to these House files. The companion bills are:
SF 2730 (Jensen)--Companion to HF 2547
SF 2233 (Bonoff)--Companion to HF 2544
SF 1938 (Pederson)--Companion to HF 2256
SF 2079 (Nelson)--Companion to HF 2585
The House Education Finance Committee also heard HF 2919 (Sawatsky), the House companion to SF 2117, Senator Kevin Dahle's bill that would provide districts not currently eligible for the alternative facilities program $53/PU in revenue to repair and upgrade their facilities. I urge everyone to contact leadership in the House and Senate telling them that more revenue for facilities is necessary and the these two bills would provide districts statewide with resources for this purpose.
Wednesday Bill Introductions.
SF 2567 (Kiffmeyer)/Currently No House Companion: Expanding school district eligibility for location equity revenue: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=SF2567&version=0&session=ls88&session_year=2014&session_number=0
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