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HF 271

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 01/17/2017 10:25am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; establishing a summer seminar and practicum program;
exempting program participants from certain labor laws; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 177.23, subdivision 7; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136A.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [136A.1285] SUMMER SEMINAR AND PRACTICUM PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program establishment. new text end

new text begin The office shall facilitate a summer seminar
and practicum program available to undergraduate students enrolled at a
baccalaureate-granting Minnesota public or private postsecondary institution, college, or
university.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Program components. new text end

new text begin (a) Participating students must complete at least two
days per week, on average, of coursework in animal science, soil science, ecology,
environmental science, horticulture, plant biology, and political science.
new text end

new text begin (b) Participating students must complete an unpaid internship at a participating farm.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Lead institution, college, or university; course credit. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner
must solicit proposals and select an institution, college, or university to administer the
program.
new text end

new text begin (b) An institution, college, or university must provide participating students with academic
credit upon successful completion of the summer seminar and practicum program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin State financial support. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must award program funding to
the lead institution, college, or university selected under subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 177.23, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Employee.

"Employee" means any individual employed by an employer but
does not include:

(1) two or fewer specified individuals employed at any given time in agriculture on a
farming unit or operation who are paid a salary;

(2) any individual employed in agriculture on a farming unit or operation who is paid a
salary greater than the individual would be paid if the individual worked 48 hours at the
state minimum wage plus 17 hours at 1-1/2 times the state minimum wage per week;

(3) an individual under 18 who is employed in agriculture on a farm to perform services
other than corn detasseling or hand field work when one or both of that minor hand field
worker's parents or physical custodians are also hand field workers;

(4) for purposes of section 177.24, an individual under 18 who is employed as a corn
detasseler;

(5) any staff member employed on a seasonal basis by an organization for work in an
organized resident or day camp operating under a permit issued under section 144.72;

(6) any individual employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional
capacity, or a salesperson who conducts no more than 20 percent of sales on the premises
of the employer;

(7) any individual who renders service gratuitously for a nonprofit organization;

(8) any individual who serves as an elected official for a political subdivision or who
serves on any governmental board, commission, committee or other similar body, or who
renders service gratuitously for a political subdivision;

(9) any individual employed by a political subdivision to provide police or fire protection
services or employed by an entity whose principal purpose is to provide police or fire
protection services to a political subdivision;

(10) any individual employed by a political subdivision who is ineligible for membership
in the Public Employees Retirement Association under section 353.01, subdivision 2b,
clause (1), (2), (4), or (9), item (i);

(11) any driver employed by an employer engaged in the business of operating taxicabs;

(12) any individual engaged in babysitting as a sole practitioner;

(13) for the purpose of section 177.25, any individual employed on a seasonal basis in
a carnival, circus, fair, or ski facility;

(14) any individual under 18 working less than 20 hours per workweek for a municipality
as part of a recreational program;

(15) any individual employed by the state as a natural resource manager 1, 2, or 3
(conservation officer);

(16) any individual in a position for which the United States Department of Transportation
has power to establish qualifications and maximum hours of service under United States
Code, title 49, section 31502;

(17) any individual employed as a seafarer. The term "seafarer" means a master of a
vessel or any person subject to the authority, direction, and control of the master who is
exempt from federal overtime standards under United States Code, title 29, section 213(b)(6),
including but not limited to pilots, sailors, engineers, radio operators, firefighters, security
guards, pursers, surgeons, cooks, and stewards;

(18) any individual employed by a county in a single-family residence owned by a county
home school as authorized under section 260B.060 if the residence is an extension facility
of that county home school, and if the individual as part of the employment duties resides
at the residence for the purpose of supervising children as defined by section 260C.007,
subdivision 4
; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(19) nuns, monks, priests, lay brothers, lay sisters, ministers, deacons, and other members
of religious orders who serve pursuant to their religious obligations in schools, hospitals,
and other nonprofit institutions operated by the church or religious orderdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (20) any individual who renders service gratuitously for a farm as part of the summer
seminar and practicum program under section 136A.1285.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; SUMMER SEMINAR.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2018 and $....... in fiscal year 2019 are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education for the summer seminar and
practicum program in this act.
new text end