2011 Senate Bill 92 - Senate Education

State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2011  

974S0384   SENATE EDUCATION ENGROSSED    NO.  SB 92 -  1/27/2011  

Introduced by:    Senators Garnos, Bradford, Johnston, Rave, and Schlekeway and Representatives Bolin and Sly
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to extend for three years the period of time in which school districts may expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation, insurance, energy, and utility costs, to include group health insurance costs among those costs, and to increase the percentage of capital outlay funds which may be expended for those costs.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That § 13-16-6 be amended to read as follows:
    13-16-6. The capital outlay fund of the school district is a fund provided by law to meet expenditures which result in the acquisition or lease of or additions to real property, plant, or equipment. Such an expenditure shall be for land, existing facilities, improvement of grounds, construction of facilities, additions to facilities, remodeling of facilities, or for the purchase or lease of equipment. It may also be used for installment or lease-purchase payments for the purchase of real property, plant, or equipment, which have a contracted terminal date not exceeding twenty years from the date of the installment contract or lease-purchase and for the payment of the principal of and interest on capital outlay certificates issued pursuant to § 13-16-

6.2.

    Any purchase of one thousand dollars or less may be paid out of the general fund. The total accumulated unpaid principal balances of such installment contracts and lease-purchase and the outstanding principal amounts of such capital outlay certificates may not exceed three percent of the taxable valuation. The school district shall provide a sufficient levy each year under the provisions of § 13-16-7 to meet the annual installment contract, lease-purchase, and capital outlay certificate payments, including interest.
    A school district which contracts its student transportation may expend from the capital outlay fund an amount not to exceed fifteen percent of the contract amount. In addition, a school district which reimburses for mileage instead of providing transportation pursuant to § 13-30-3, may use the capital outlay fund to pay for fifteen percent of its mileage reimbursement costs.
    The capital outlay fund may be used to purchase textbooks and instructional software.
    The capital outlay fund may be used to purchase warranties on capital assets if the warranties do not include supplies.
    During the period of time beginning on July 1, 2009, and ending on June 30, 2012 2015, any school district may make payments from its capital outlay fund for the purchase of property insurance and casualty insurance, for the purchase of group health insurance for its employees, for payments for energy costs and the cost of utilities, and for motor fuel or for any portion of a contract providing transportation to students or for any mileage reimbursements. However, the total amount that a school district expends from its capital outlay fund for these expenses may not exceed forty-five sixty percent of the total tax revenues deposited in that fund during the current school fiscal year, and for any school district with a current tax levy for the capital outlay fund that is greater than its tax levy for the capital outlay fund in school fiscal year 2008 2010, the total amount expended from the capital outlay fund for these expenses may not exceed

forty-five sixty percent of the total tax revenues that would have been deposited in that fund during the current school fiscal year if the tax levy for the capital outlay fund had not been increased since 2008 2010.

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