HF 116 School Boards to have Sole Authority to Renew Expiring Referendums
According to HF 116 expiring referendums may be renewed by school district authority alone thereby removing local taxpayer authority. In each subdivision sector voter approval is not a necessity.
This bills makes clear the importance of School Board members who understand their role as servants of the community. Now more than ever, School Board members must choose to engage the public should this kind of policy pass.
HF 116 is authored by Representative Freiberg. Co-authors include L Carlson, Bernardy, Lillie, Davnie, Youakim, Elkins, Bierman, Beccker-Finn. This bill has been advancing committee to committee.
The companion bill, SF 109 is authored by Senator Rest. Co-authors include Wiger, Isaacson and Latz. The Senate bill is not moving at this point.
If this bill concerns you, call your representative and senator. Call them today and call them often! We advocate having their phone and email contacts ready to go this session.
A bill for an act
relating to education; authorizing school districts to renew expiring referendums
by action of school board; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17,
by adding a subdivision.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17, is amended by adding a subdivision