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HF 845

2nd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/23/2015 11:30am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; establishing a budget for higher education;
appropriating money to the Office of Higher Education, the Board of Trustees
of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the Board of Regents of
the University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic; appropriating money for
tuition relief; establishing a year-long student teacher program; establishing a
teacher shortage loan forgiveness program; regulating the assignment of state
college and university students to remedial courses; regulating state college and
university transfer pathways; requiring a plan to encourage college completion at
the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota;
regulating the policies of postsecondary institutions relating to sexual harassment
and sexual violence; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 13.322,
by adding a subdivision; 122A.09, subdivision 4; 135A.15, subdivisions 1, 2,
by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 136A; 136F; 626.

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

ARTICLE 1

HIGHER EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginHIGHER EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated
for each purpose. The figures "2016" and "2017" used in this article mean that the
appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, or
June 30, 2017, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2016. "The second year" is fiscal
year 2017. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginMINNESOTA OFFICE OF HIGHER
EDUCATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 198,086,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 198,061,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin State Grants
new text end

new text begin 150,281,000
new text end
new text begin 150,281,000
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation in this subdivision for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin For the biennium, the tuition maximum is
$13,000 each year for students in four-year
programs, and $5,808 each year for students
in two-year programs.
new text end

new text begin The living and miscellaneous expense
allowance is $7,900 each year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Child Care Grants
new text end

new text begin 6,684,000
new text end
new text begin 6,684,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin State Work-Study
new text end

new text begin 14,502,000
new text end
new text begin 14,502,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Interstate Tuition Reciprocity
new text end

new text begin 11,018,000
new text end
new text begin 11,018,000
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation in this subdivision for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available to meet
reciprocity contract obligations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Safety Officer's Survivors
new text end

new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is to provide educational
benefits under Minnesota Statutes, section
299A.45, to eligible dependent children and
to the spouses of public safety officers killed
in the line of duty.
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation in this subdivision for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Indian Scholarships
new text end

new text begin 3,100,000
new text end
new text begin 3,100,000
new text end

new text begin The director must contract with or employ
at least one person with demonstrated
competence in American Indian culture and
residing in or near the city of Bemidji to
assist students with the scholarships under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.126, and
with other information about financial aid for
which the students may be eligible. Bemidji
State University must provide office space
at no cost to the Minnesota Office of Higher
Education for purposes of administering the
American Indian scholarship program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.126. This
appropriation includes funding to administer
the American Indian scholarship program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Tribal College Grants
new text end

new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end

new text begin For tribal college assistance grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.1796.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin High School-to-College Developmental
Transition Grants
new text end

new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
136A.862, for the high school-to-college
developmental transition program grants.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Intervention for College Attendance
Program Grants
new text end

new text begin 671,000
new text end
new text begin 671,000
new text end

new text begin For the intervention for college attendance
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
136A.861.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes funding to
administer the intervention for college
attendance program grants.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Student-Parent Information
new text end

new text begin 122,000
new text end
new text begin 122,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Get Ready
new text end

new text begin 180,000
new text end
new text begin 180,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Midwest Higher Education Compact
new text end

new text begin 95,000
new text end
new text begin 95,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Minority Partnership
new text end

new text begin 45,000
new text end
new text begin 45,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin United Family Medicine Residency
Program
new text end

new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to United Family Medicine
residency program. This appropriation
shall be used to support up to 18 resident
physicians each year in family practice at
United Family Medicine residency programs
and shall prepare doctors to practice family
care medicine in underserved rural and
urban areas of the state. It is intended
that this program will improve health
care in underserved communities, provide
affordable access to appropriate medical
care, and manage the treatment of patients in
a cost-effective manner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin MnLINK Gateway and Minitex
new text end

new text begin 5,905,000
new text end
new text begin 5,905,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Statewide Longitudinal Education
Data System
new text end

new text begin 882,000
new text end
new text begin 882,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Hennepin County Medical Center
new text end

new text begin 645,000
new text end
new text begin 645,000
new text end

new text begin For transfer to Hennepin County Medical
Center for graduate family medical education
programs at Hennepin County Medical
Center.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness
new text end

new text begin 590,000
new text end
new text begin 565,000
new text end

new text begin For the loan forgiveness program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.1791.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Campus Sexual Assault Reporting
new text end

new text begin 25,000
new text end
new text begin 25,000
new text end

new text begin For the sexual assault reporting required
under Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.15.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Agency Administration
new text end

new text begin 2,491,000
new text end
new text begin 2,491,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 22. new text end

new text begin Balances Forward
new text end

new text begin A balance in the first year under this section
does not cancel, but is available for the
second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 23. new text end

new text begin Transfers
new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Office of Higher Education
may transfer unencumbered balances from
the appropriations in this section to the state
grant appropriation, the interstate tuition
reciprocity appropriation, the child care
grant appropriation, the Indian scholarship
appropriation, the state work-study
appropriation, the get ready appropriation,
and the public safety officers' survivors
appropriation. Transfers from the child care
or state work-study appropriations may only
be made to the extent there is a projected
surplus in the appropriation. A transfer may
be made only with prior written notice to
the chairs and ranking minority members
of the senate and house of representatives
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over higher education finance.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginBOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 658,498,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 691,183,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Central Office and Shared Services
Unit
new text end

new text begin 33,074,000
new text end
new text begin 33,074,000
new text end

new text begin For the Office of the Chancellor and the
Shared Services Division.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Operations and Maintenance
new text end

new text begin 621,309,000
new text end
new text begin 653,994,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes $36,000,000 in
fiscal year 2016 and $69,000,000 in fiscal
year 2017 for student tuition relief. The
Board of Trustees must establish tuition rates
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) for the 2015-2016 academic year,
the tuition rate at universities must not
increase by more than three percent over
the 2014-2015 academic year rate, and the
tuition rate at colleges must not exceed the
2014-2015 academic year rate; and
new text end

new text begin (2) for the 2016-2017 academic year, the
tuition rate at universities must not exceed
the 2015-2016 academic year rate, and the
tuition rate at colleges must be reduced by at
least one percent compared to the 2015-2016
academic year rate.
new text end

new text begin The student tuition relief may not be offset
by increases in mandatory fees, charges, or
other assessments to the student.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes $200,000 in
fiscal year 2016 to award up to two grants to
system institutions with a teacher preparation
program approved by the Board of Teaching
to provide a school year-long student
teaching pilot program, consistent with
the student teaching program requirements
under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.09,
subdivision 4, paragraph (d). This is a
onetime appropriation. The Board of
Trustees must report to the K-12 and higher
education committees of the legislature by
March 1, 2017, on the experiences of the
grant recipients and the student teachers
with the school year-long student teaching
program, and include any recommendations
for amending Minnesota Statutes, section
122A.09, subdivision 4, paragraph (d), based
on the experiences of the grant recipients.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes $115,000 in fiscal
year 2016 to implement the baccalaureate
degree pathways required under article 2,
section 4.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes $40,000 in fiscal
year 2016 and $40,000 in fiscal year 2017
to implement the sexual assault policies
required under Minnesota Statutes, section
135A.15. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin $18,000 each year is for transfer to the Cook
County Higher Education Board to provide
educational programming and academic
support services to remote regions in
northeastern Minnesota. This appropriation
is in addition to the $102,000 per fiscal year
this project currently receives. The project
shall continue to provide information to the
Board of Trustees on the number of students
served, credit hours delivered, and services
provided to students. The base appropriation
under this paragraph is $120,000 each year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Learning Network of Minnesota
new text end

new text begin 4,115,000
new text end
new text begin 4,115,000
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginBOARD OF REGENTS OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 603,256,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 601,856,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 601,099,000
new text end
new text begin 599,699,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 2,157,000
new text end
new text begin 2,157,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Operations and Maintenance
new text end

new text begin 533,011,000
new text end
new text begin 533,011,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes funding for
operation and maintenance of the system.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Primary Care Education Initiatives
new text end

new text begin 2,157,000
new text end
new text begin 2,157,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the health care
access fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Special Appropriations
new text end

new text begin (a) Agriculture and Extension Service
new text end
new text begin 42,922,000
new text end
new text begin 42,922,000
new text end

new text begin For the Agricultural Experiment Station and
the Minnesota Extension Service:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Agricultural Experiment Station
and Minnesota Extension Service must
convene agricultural advisory groups to
focus research, education, and extension
activities on producer needs and implement
an outreach strategy that more effectively
and rapidly transfers research results and best
practices to producers throughout the state;
new text end

new text begin (2) this appropriation includes funding for
research and outreach on the production of
renewable energy from Minnesota biomass
resources, including agronomic crops,
plant and animal wastes, and native plants
or trees. The following areas should be
prioritized and carried out in consultation
with Minnesota producers and renewable
energy and bioenergy organizations:
new text end

new text begin (i) biofuel and other energy production from
perennial crops, small grains, row crops,
and forestry products in conjunction with
the Natural Resources Research Institute
(NRRI);
new text end

new text begin (ii) alternative bioenergy crops and cropping
systems; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) biofuel coproducts used for livestock
feed;
new text end

new text begin (3) this appropriation includes funding
for the College of Food, Agricultural and
Natural Resources Sciences to establish and
provide leadership for organic agronomic,
horticultural, livestock, and food systems
research, education, and outreach and for
the purchase of state-of-the-art laboratory,
planting, tilling, harvesting, and processing
equipment necessary for this project;
new text end

new text begin (4) this appropriation includes funding
for research efforts that demonstrate a
renewed emphasis on the needs of the state's
agriculture community. The following
areas should be prioritized and carried
out in consultation with Minnesota farm
organizations:
new text end

new text begin (i) vegetable crop research with priority for
extending the Minnesota vegetable growing
season;
new text end

new text begin (ii) fertilizer and soil fertility research and
development;
new text end

new text begin (iii) soil, groundwater, and surface water
conservation practices and contaminant
reduction research;
new text end

new text begin (iv) discovering and developing plant
varieties that use nutrients more efficiently;
new text end

new text begin (v) breeding and development of turf seed
and other biomass resources in all three
Minnesota biomes;
new text end

new text begin (vi) development of new disease-resistant
and pest-resistant varieties of turf and
agronomic crops;
new text end

new text begin (vii) utilizing plant and livestock cells to treat
and cure human diseases;
new text end

new text begin (viii) the development of dairy coproducts;
new text end

new text begin (ix) a rapid agricultural response fund for
current or emerging animal, plant, and insect
problems affecting production or food safety;
new text end

new text begin (x) crop pest and animal disease research;
new text end

new text begin (xi) developing animal agriculture that is
capable of sustainably feeding the world;
new text end

new text begin (xii) consumer food safety education and
outreach;
new text end

new text begin (xiii) programs to meet the research and
outreach needs of organic livestock and crop
farmers; and
new text end

new text begin (xiv) alternative bioenergy crops and
cropping systems; and growing, harvesting,
and transporting biomass plant material; and
new text end

new text begin (5) by February 1, 2017, the Board of Regents
must submit a report to the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over agriculture and higher education finance
on the status and outcomes of research and
initiatives funded in this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) Health Sciences
new text end
new text begin 9,204,000
new text end
new text begin 9,204,000
new text end

new text begin $346,000 each year is to support up to 12
resident physicians in the St. Cloud Hospital
family practice residency program. The
program must prepare doctors to practice
primary care medicine in rural areas of the
state. The legislature intends this program
to improve health care in rural communities,
provide affordable access to appropriate
medical care, and manage the treatment of
patients in a more cost-effective manner.
The remainder of this appropriation is for
the rural physicians associates program, the
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, health
sciences research, dental care, and the
Biomedical Engineering Center.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text beginInstitute of Technology
new text end
new text end
new text begin 1,140,000
new text end
new text begin 1,140,000
new text end

new text begin For the geological survey and the talented
youth mathematics program.
new text end

new text begin (d) System Special
new text end
new text begin 5,181,000
new text end
new text begin 5,181,000
new text end

new text begin For general research, the Labor Education
Service, Natural Resources Research
Institute, Center for Urban and Regional
Affairs, Bell Museum of Natural History, and
the Humphrey exhibit.
new text end

new text begin (e) University of Minnesota and Mayo
Foundation Partnership
new text end
new text begin 7,491,000
new text end
new text begin 7,491,000
new text end

new text begin For the direct and indirect expenses of the
collaborative research partnership between
the University of Minnesota and the Mayo
Foundation for research in biotechnology
and medical genomics. This appropriation is
available until expended. An annual report
on the expenditure of these funds must be
submitted to the governor and the chairs of
the legislative committees responsible for
higher education finance by June 30 of each
fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Crookston Campus; Agricultural
Education and Health Sciences
new text end

new text begin 750,000
new text end
new text begin 750,000
new text end

new text begin To reinstate and support the agricultural
education program and enhance the health
science program on the Crookston campus.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Morris Campus
new text end

new text begin 1,400,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes $450,000 in
fiscal year 2016 to renovate classrooms
and small group spaces in the division of
education on the Morris campus.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes $250,000 in
fiscal year 2016 to improve classroom
seating, technology, acoustics, and digital
capabilities on the Morris campus.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes $300,000 in
fiscal year 2016 to upgrade digital and
wireless capabilities in the campus library
on the Morris campus.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes $400,000 in fiscal
year 2016 to upgrade college athletics and
recreation facilities on the Morris campus.
new text end

new text begin This is a onetime appropriation. Funds from
this appropriation are available until June
30, 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Academic Health Center
new text end

new text begin The appropriation for Academic Health
Center funding under Minnesota Statutes,
section 297F.10, is estimated to be
$22,250,000 each year.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginMAYO CLINIC
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,351,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,351,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent are specified
in the following subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Medical School
new text end

new text begin 665,000
new text end
new text begin 665,000
new text end

new text begin The state must pay a capitation each year for
each student who is a resident of Minnesota.
The appropriation may be transferred
between each year of the biennium to
accommodate enrollment fluctuations. It is
intended that during the biennium the Mayo
Clinic use the capitation money to increase
the number of doctors practicing in rural
areas in need of doctors.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Family Practice and Graduate
Residency Program
new text end

new text begin 686,000
new text end
new text begin 686,000
new text end

new text begin The state must pay stipend support for up to
27 residents each year.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

HIGHER EDUCATION POLICIES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.09, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

License and rules.

(a) The board must adopt rules to license public school
teachers and interns subject to chapter 14.

(b) The board must adopt rules requiring a person to pass a skills examination in
reading, writing, and mathematics or attain either a composite score composed of the
average of the scores in English and writing, reading, and mathematics on the ACT
Plus Writing recommended by the board, or an equivalent composite score composed
of the average of the scores in critical reading, mathematics, and writing on the SAT
recommended by the board, as a requirement for initial teacher licensure, except that the
board may issue up to two temporary, one-year teaching licenses to an otherwise qualified
candidate who has not yet passed the skills exam or attained the requisite composite score
on the ACT Plus Writing or SAT. Such rules must require college and universities offering
a board-approved teacher preparation program to provide remedial assistance to persons
who did not achieve a qualifying score on the skills examination or attain the requisite
composite score on the ACT Plus Writing or SAT, including those for whom English is
a second language. The requirement to pass a reading, writing, and mathematics skills
examination or attain the requisite composite score on the ACT Plus Writing or SAT does
not apply to nonnative English speakers, as verified by qualified Minnesota school district
personnel or Minnesota higher education faculty, who, after meeting the content and
pedagogy requirements under this subdivision, apply for a teaching license to provide direct
instruction in their native language or world language instruction under section 120B.022,
subdivision 1
. A teacher candidate's official ACT Plus Writing or SAT composite score
report to the board must not be more than ten years old at the time of licensure.

(c) The board must adopt rules to approve teacher preparation programs. The board,
upon the request of a postsecondary student preparing for teacher licensure or a licensed
graduate of a teacher preparation program, shall assist in resolving a dispute between the
person and a postsecondary institution providing a teacher preparation program when the
dispute involves an institution's recommendation for licensure affecting the person or the
person's credentials. At the board's discretion, assistance may include the application
of chapter 14.

(d) The board must provide the leadership and adopt rules for the redesign of teacher
education programs to implement a research based, results-oriented curriculum that
focuses on the skills teachers need in order to be effective. new text beginAmong other components,
teacher preparation programs may use the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
program model to provide a school year-long student teaching program that combines
clinical opportunities with academic coursework and in-depth student teaching
experiences to offer students ongoing mentorship, coaching and assessment, help to
prepare a professional development plan, and structured learning experiences.
new text endThe board
shall implement new systems of teacher preparation program evaluation to assure program
effectiveness based on proficiency of graduates in demonstrating attainment of program
outcomes. Teacher preparation programs including alternative teacher preparation
programs under section 122A.245, among other programs, must include a content-specific,
board-approved, performance-based assessment that measures teacher candidates in three
areas: planning for instruction and assessment; engaging students and supporting learning;
and assessing student learning. The board's redesign rules must include creating flexible,
specialized teaching licenses, credentials, and other endorsement forms to increase
students' participation in language immersion programs, world language instruction,
career development opportunities, work-based learning, early college courses and careers,
career and technical programs, Montessori schools, and project and place-based learning,
among other career and college ready learning offerings.

(e) The board must adopt rules requiring candidates for initial licenses to pass an
examination of general pedagogical knowledge and examinations of licensure-specific
teaching skills. The rules shall be effective by September 1, 2001. The rules under this
paragraph also must require candidates for initial licenses to teach prekindergarten or
elementary students to pass, as part of the examination of licensure-specific teaching
skills, test items assessing the candidates' knowledge, skill, and ability in comprehensive,
scientifically based reading instruction under section 122A.06, subdivision 4, and their
knowledge and understanding of the foundations of reading development, the development
of reading comprehension, and reading assessment and instruction, and their ability to
integrate that knowledge and understanding.

(f) The board must adopt rules requiring teacher educators to work directly with
elementary or secondary school teachers in elementary or secondary schools to obtain
periodic exposure to the elementary or secondary teaching environment.

(g) The board must grant licenses to interns and to candidates for initial licenses
based on appropriate professional competencies that are aligned with the board's licensing
system and students' diverse learning needs. All teacher candidates must have preparation
in English language development and content instruction for English learners in order to be
able to effectively instruct the English learners in their classrooms. The board must include
these licenses in a statewide differentiated licensing system that creates new leadership
roles for successful experienced teachers premised on a collaborative professional culture
dedicated to meeting students' diverse learning needs in the 21st century, recognizes the
importance of cultural and linguistic competencies, including the ability to teach and
communicate in culturally competent and aware ways, and formalizes mentoring and
induction for newly licensed teachers provided through a teacher support framework.

(h) The board must design and implement an assessment system which requires a
candidate for an initial license and first continuing license to demonstrate the abilities
necessary to perform selected, representative teaching tasks at appropriate levels.

(i) The board must receive recommendations from local committees as established
by the board for the renewal of teaching licenses. The board must require licensed teachers
who are renewing a continuing license to include in the renewal requirements further
preparation in English language development and specially designed content instruction
in English for English learners.

(j) The board must grant life licenses to those who qualify according to requirements
established by the board, and suspend or revoke licenses pursuant to sections 122A.20 and
214.10. The board must not establish any expiration date for application for life licenses.

(k) The board must adopt rules that require all licensed teachers who are renewing
their continuing license to include in their renewal requirements further preparation in
the areas of using positive behavior interventions and in accommodating, modifying, and
adapting curricula, materials, and strategies to appropriately meet the needs of individual
students and ensure adequate progress toward the state's graduation rule.

(l) In adopting rules to license public school teachers who provide health-related
services for disabled children, the board shall adopt rules consistent with license or
registration requirements of the commissioner of health and the health-related boards who
license personnel who perform similar services outside of the school.

(m) The board must adopt rules that require all licensed teachers who are renewing
their continuing license to include in their renewal requirements further reading
preparation, consistent with section 122A.06, subdivision 4. The rules do not take effect
until they are approved by law. Teachers who do not provide direct instruction including, at
least, counselors, school psychologists, school nurses, school social workers, audiovisual
directors and coordinators, and recreation personnel are exempt from this section.

(n) The board must adopt rules that require all licensed teachers who are renewing
their continuing license to include in their renewal requirements further preparation,
first, in understanding the key warning signs of early-onset mental illness in children
and adolescents and then, during subsequent licensure renewal periods, preparation may
include providing a more in-depth understanding of students' mental illness trauma,
accommodations for students' mental illness, parents' role in addressing students' mental
illness, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, autism, the requirements of section 125A.0942
governing restrictive procedures, and de-escalation methods, among other similar topics.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2016-2017 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [136A.1791] TEACHER SHORTAGE LOAN FORGIVENESS
PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) The terms used in this section have the meanings
given them in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Qualified educational loan" means a government, commercial, or foundation
loan for actual costs paid for tuition, reasonable education expenses, and reasonable living
expenses related to the education of a teacher.
new text end

new text begin (c) "School district" means an independent school district, special school district,
intermediate district, education district, special education cooperative, service cooperative,
a cooperative center for vocational education, or a charter school located in this state.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Teacher" means an individual holding a teaching license issued under chapter
122A who is employed by a school district in a nonadministrative teaching position in
a teacher shortage area.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Teacher shortage area" means academic teaching disciplines or subject matter
designated by the commissioner of education as areas in which a shortage of teachers
exists in the state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Program established; administration. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall establish
and administer a teacher shortage loan forgiveness program. A teacher is eligible for
the program if the teacher is teaching in a teacher shortage area and complies with the
requirements of subdivision 4.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Annual designation of teacher shortage areas. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of
education shall annually designate the teaching disciplines and subject matter areas
experiencing teacher shortages. The commissioner of education shall periodically conduct
a survey of school districts and approved teacher preparation programs to determine
current teacher shortage areas.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Application for loan forgiveness. new text end

new text begin Each applicant for loan forgiveness
shall, in accordance with the rules of the commissioner, do the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) complete and file an application for teacher shortage loan forgiveness. The
individual shall be responsible for the prompt submission of any information required by
the commissioner;
new text end

new text begin (2) file a new application and submit information as required by the commissioner
annually on the basis of which the applicant's eligibility for the renewed loan forgiveness
will be evaluated and determined; and
new text end

new text begin (3) complete and return on a form approved by the commissioner an affidavit
verifying that the applicant is teaching in a teacher shortage area.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Amount of loan forgiveness. new text end

new text begin Within the limits of available funding, the
annual amount of teacher shortage loan forgiveness for an approved applicant shall not
exceed $1,000 or the cumulative balance of the applicant's qualified educational loans,
including principal and interest, whichever amount is less. Applicants are responsible for
securing their own qualified educational loans. A teacher shall be eligible for the loan
forgiveness program for not more than five consecutive years following graduation from
an approved teacher preparation program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Disbursement. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must make annual disbursements
directly to the participant of the amount for which a participant is eligible, for each year
that a participant is eligible.
new text end

new text begin (b) Within 60 days of receipt of a disbursement, the participant must provide the
commissioner with verification that the full amount of loan repayment disbursement has
been applied toward the designated loans. A participant that previously received funds
under this section but has not provided the commissioner with such verification is not
eligible to receive additional funds.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Penalties. new text end

new text begin An individual who submits an application or other information
to the commissioner under this section which contains false or misleading information
may have the individual's teaching license suspended or revoked pursuant to section
122A.20 and may be subject to discipline by the individual's employing school district.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Fund established. new text end

new text begin A teacher shortage loan forgiveness repayment fund
is created for deposit of money appropriated to or received by the commissioner for use
under the program. Money deposited in the fund shall not revert to any fund of the state at
the end of any fiscal year but shall remain in the loan forgiveness repayment fund and be
continuously available for loan forgiveness under the program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Annual reporting. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall annually by February 1 report
to the chairs of the higher education committees of the legislature regarding the number of
individuals who received loan forgiveness pursuant to this section, which teacher shortage
areas the teachers taught in, the amount paid to each program participant, and other
information identified by the commissioner as indicators of outcomes from the program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Rulemaking. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 14
to administer this section.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [136F.302] REGULATING THE ASSIGNMENT OF STUDENTS TO
REMEDIAL COURSES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin ACT college ready score. new text end

new text begin A state college or university may not
require an individual to take a remedial, noncredit course in a subject area if the individual
has received a college ready ACT score in that subject area.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Testing process for determining if remediating is necessary. new text end

new text begin A college
or university testing process used to determine whether an individual is placed in a
remedial, noncredit course must comply with this subdivision. Prior to taking a test, an
individual must be given reasonable time and opportunity to review materials provided by
the college or university covering the material to be tested which must include a sample
test. An individual who is required to take a remedial, noncredit course as a result of a
test given by a college or university must be given an opportunity to retake the test at the
earliest time determined by the individual when testing is otherwise offered. The college
or university must provide an individual with study materials for the purpose of retaking
and passing the test.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginBACCALAUREATE DEGREE PATHWAYS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Regulate MnSCU baccalaureate transfers. new text end

new text begin The Board of Trustees
of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall implement new transfer pathways
for associate of arts degrees, associate of science degrees, and associate of fine arts degrees
toward baccalaureate degree programs. The implementation must, to the greatest extent
possible, be done in accordance with the implementation plan, including its timeline,
developed pursuant to Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 1, section 12.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin New or enhanced bachelor of applied science degrees. new text end

new text begin The board, in
consultation with system constituency groups, is encouraged to create a plan to enhance or
develop new bachelor of applied science degree programs in areas of high employment
need in the state to facilitate transfer pathways for students with associate of applied
science degrees.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By March 15, 2016, the board must report to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over higher
education on the status of implementation of transfer pathways under subdivision 1 and
any deviations from the implementation plan.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginCOLLEGE COMPLETION; MNSCU.
new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall
develop a comprehensive plan to encourage students to complete degrees, diplomas, or
certificates in their fields of study. The board must consult with students, faculty, and
administrators of the state colleges and universities and the Office of Higher Education to
create a plan that would increase program completion at each state college or university.
Components of this plan may include, but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) replacing developmental or remedial courses, when appropriate, with corequisite
courses in which students with academic deficiencies are placed into introductory
credit-bearing coursework while receiving supplemental academic instruction on the
same subject and during the same term;
new text end

new text begin (2) expanding intrusive advising, including the use of early alert systems or requiring
the approval of an advisor or counselor to register for certain classes;
new text end

new text begin (3) developing meta-majors in broad academic disciplines as an alternative to
undecided majors;
new text end

new text begin (4) making available alternative mathematics curriculum, including curriculum most
relevant to the student's chosen area of study;
new text end

new text begin (5) implementing "opt-out scheduling" by automatically enrolling students in a
schedule of courses chosen by the student's department but allowing students to disenroll
from such courses if they wish;
new text end

new text begin (6) facilitating the transfer of credits between state colleges and universities; and
new text end

new text begin (7) strategies to encourage students to enroll full time, including the use of financial
assistance to reduce a student's need to work.
new text end

new text begin (b) The development of the plan required under this section shall not discourage the
development or delay the implementation or expansion of existing programs to encourage
college completion.
new text end

new text begin (c) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall
submit a report describing the plan developed under this section and an implementation
schedule to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over higher education policy no
later than January 15, 2016. This report must include identification of the financial and
other resources needed by state colleges or universities to implement the plan developed
under this section.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginCOLLEGE COMPLETION; UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA.
new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota is requested to develop a
comprehensive plan to encourage students to complete degrees, diplomas, or certificates
in their fields of study. The board is requested to consult with students, faculty, and
administrators of the University of Minnesota and the Office of Higher Education to create
a plan that would increase program completion among University of Minnesota students.
Components of this plan may include, but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) offering interdisciplinary courses that encourage students to think across
disciplinary boundaries and take advantage of the universitywide intellectual expertise;
new text end

new text begin (2) expanding undergraduate academic advising, including intrusive advising, and
the use of online advising tools;
new text end

new text begin (3) assisting undecided students with personalized services to help them develop a
plan for major and career selection;
new text end

new text begin (4) requiring all students to fill out, and regularly update, their four-year degree plans;
new text end

new text begin (5) facilitating student transfers to the University of Minnesota through support of
the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and other transfer tools;
new text end

new text begin (6) developing strategies to encourage students to enroll full time and graduate
in four years; and
new text end

new text begin (7) enhancing financial literacy programs that focus on low-income students.
new text end

new text begin (b) The development of the plan required under this section shall not discourage the
development or delay the implementation or expansion of existing programs to encourage
college completion.
new text end

new text begin (c) The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota shall submit a report
describing the plan developed under this section and an implementation schedule to the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over higher education policy no later than January
15, 2016. This report must include identification of the financial and other resources
needed to implement the plan developed under this section.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.322, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Campus sexual assault data. new text end

new text begin Data relating to allegations of sexual assault
at a postsecondary institution are classified under section 135A.15.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Policy required.

The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested to, adopt
a clear, understandable written policy on sexual harassment and sexual violence that
informs victims of their rights under the crime victims bill of rights, including the right to
assistance from the Crime Victims Reparations Board and the commissioner of public
safety. The policy must apply to students and employees and must provide information
about their rights and duties. The policy must apply to criminal incidentsnew text begin against a student
or employee of a postsecondary institution
new text end occurring on property owned new text beginor leased new text endby the
postsecondary system or institution deleted text beginin which the victim is a student or employee of that
system or institution
deleted text endnew text begin or at any activity, program, organization, or event sponsored by the
system or institution, including fraternities and sororities
new text end. It must include procedures for
reporting incidents of sexual harassment or sexual violence and for disciplinary actions
against violators. During student registration, each technical college, community college,
or state university shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested to, provide each
student with information regarding its policy. A copy of the policy also shall be posted at
appropriate locations on campus at all times. deleted text beginEach private postsecondary institution that
is an eligible institution as defined in section 136A.155, must adopt a policy that meets
the requirements of this section.
deleted text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Applicability to private institutions. new text end

new text begin Each private postsecondary
institution that is an eligible institution as defined in section 136A.103 must comply with
all of the requirements imposed in this section.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Victims' rights.

new text begin(a) new text endThe policy required under subdivision 1 shall, at
a minimum, require that students and employees be informed of the policy, and shall
include provisions for:

(1) filing criminal charges with local law enforcement officials in sexual assault cases;

(2) the prompt assistance of campus authorities, at the request of the victim, in
notifying the appropriate law enforcement officials and disciplinary authorities of a
sexual assault incident;

new text begin (3) allowing sexual assault victims to decide whether to refer a case to law
enforcement;
new text end

new text begin (4) requiring campus authorities to treat sexual assault victims with dignity;
new text end

new text begin (5) requiring campus authorities to offer sexual assault victims fair and respectful
health care, counseling services, or referrals to such services;
new text end

new text begin (6) preventing campus authorities from suggesting a victim of sexual assault is at
fault for the crimes or violations that occurred;
new text end

new text begin (7) preventing campus authorities from suggesting that a victim of sexual assault
should have acted in a different manner to avoid such a crime;
new text end

new text begin (8) protecting the privacy of sexual assault victims by, unless otherwise required by
law, only disclosing data collected under this section to the victim, persons whose work
assignments reasonably require access, and, at a sexual assault victim's request, police
conducting a criminal investigation;
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end an investigation and resolution of a sexual assault complaint by campus
disciplinary authorities;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end a sexual assault victim's participation in and the presence of the victim's
attorney or other support person at anynew text begin meeting with campus officials concerning a sexual
assault complaint or
new text end campus disciplinary proceeding concerning a sexual assault complaint;

new text begin (11) ensuring that a sexual assault victim is not required to repeat unnecessarily a
description of the incident of sexual assault;
new text end

new text begin (12) notice to a sexual assault victim of the availability of a campus or local program
providing sexual assault advocacy services;
new text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end notice to a sexual assault victim of the outcome of any campus disciplinary
proceeding concerning a sexual assault complaint, consistent with laws relating to data
practices;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end the complete and prompt assistance of campus authorities, at the direction
of law enforcement authorities, in obtaining, securing, and maintaining evidence in
connection with a sexual assault incident;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end the assistance of campus authorities in preserving for a sexual assault
complainant or victim materials relevant to a campus disciplinary proceeding; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (16) during and after the process of investigating a complaint and conducting
a campus disciplinary procedure,
new text end the assistance of campus personnel, in cooperation
with the appropriate law enforcement authorities, at a sexual assault victim's request, in
shielding the victim from unwanted contact with the alleged assailant, including transfer
of the victim to alternative classes or to alternative college-owned housing, if alternative
classes or housing are available and feasibledeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (17) forbidding retaliation, and establishing a process for investigating complaints of
retaliation, against sexual assault victims by campus authorities, the accused, organizations
affiliated with the accused, other students, and other employees;
new text end

new text begin (18) allowing sexual assault victims to practice their religion and exercise their
civil rights without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or student conduct
process of the institution;
new text end

new text begin (19) at the request of the victim, providing students who reported sexual assaults to
the institution and subsequently choose to transfer to another postsecondary institution
with information about resources for victims of sexual assault at the institution to which
the victim is transferring; and
new text end

new text begin (20) consistent with laws governing access to student records, providing a student
who reported an incident of sexual assault with access to the student's description of the
incident as it was reported to the institution, including if that student transfers to another
postsecondary institution.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purposes of this section, "sexual assault" means forcible sex offenses
as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, part 668, subpart D, appendix A, as
amended.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Uniform amnesty. new text end

new text begin The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested to, include in the
system's sexual harassment and violence policy a provision that no student who reports,
in good faith, an act of sexual harassment or sexual violence shall be sanctioned by the
institution for admitting to a violation of the institution's student conduct policy on the use
of drugs or alcohol as part of the report.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Coordination with local law enforcement. new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Trustees
of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota
is requested to, direct each campus in the system to enter into a memorandum of
understanding with the primary local law enforcement agencies that serve the campus.
The memorandum must be entered into no later than January 1, 2017, and updated every
two years thereafter. This memorandum shall clearly delineate responsibilities and
require information sharing, in accordance with applicable state and federal privacy laws,
about certain crimes including, but not limited to, sexual assault. This memorandum
of understanding shall provide:
new text end

new text begin (1) delineation and sharing protocols of investigative responsibilities;
new text end

new text begin (2) protocols for investigations, including standards for notification and
communication and measures to promote evidence preservation; and
new text end

new text begin (3) a method of sharing information about specific crimes, when directed by the
victim, and a method of sharing crime details anonymously in order to better protect
overall campus safety.
new text end

new text begin (b) Prior to the start of each academic year, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested to,
distribute an electronic copy of the memorandum of understanding to all employees on the
campus that are subject to the memorandum.
new text end

new text begin (c) A campus is exempt from the requirement that it develop a memorandum of
understanding under this section if the campus and local or county law enforcement
agencies establish a sexual assault protocol team to facilitate effective cooperation and
collaboration between the institution and law enforcement.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Online reporting system. new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested to,
provide an online reporting system to receive complaints of sexual harassment and sexual
violence from students and employees. The system must permit anonymous reports,
provided that the institution is not obligated to investigate an anonymous report, unless
a formal report is submitted through the process established in the institution's sexual
harassment and sexual violence policy or an investigation is otherwise required by law.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall,
and the University of Minnesota is requested to, provide students making reports under
this section with information about who will receive and have access to the reports filed,
how the information gathered through the system will be used, and contact information for
on-campus and off-campus organizations serving victims of sexual violence.
new text end

new text begin (c) Data collected under this subdivision is classified as private data on individuals
as defined by section 13.02, subdivision 12.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Data collection and reporting. new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota shall annually report
statistics on sexual assault. This report must be prepared in addition to any federally
required reporting on campus security, including reports required by the Jeanne Clery
Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, United States
Code, title 20, section 1092(f). The report must include, but not be limited to, the number
of incidents of sexual assault reported to the institution in the previous calendar year,
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) the number that were investigated by the institution;
new text end

new text begin (2) the number that were referred for a disciplinary proceeding at the institution;
new text end

new text begin (3) the number the victim chose to report to local or state law enforcement;
new text end

new text begin (4) the number for which a campus disciplinary proceeding is pending, but has not
reached a final resolution;
new text end

new text begin (5) the number in which the alleged perpetrator was found responsible by the
disciplinary proceeding at the institution;
new text end

new text begin (6) the number that resulted in any action by the institution greater than a warning
issued to the accused;
new text end

new text begin (7) the number that resulted in a disciplinary proceeding at the institution that closed
without resolution;
new text end

new text begin (8) the number that resulted in a disciplinary proceeding at the institution that closed
without resolution because the accused withdrew from the institution;
new text end

new text begin (9) the number that resulted in a disciplinary proceeding at the institution that closed
without resolution because the victim chose not to participate in the procedure; and
new text end

new text begin (10) the number of reports made through the online reporting system established in
subdivision 5, excluding reports submitted anonymously.
new text end

new text begin (b) If an institution previously submitted a report indicating that one or more
disciplinary proceedings was pending, but had not reached a final resolution, and one or
more of those disciplinary proceedings reached a final resolution within the previous fiscal
year, that institution must submit an updated report for the previous year that reflects
the outcome of the pending case or cases.
new text end

new text begin (c) The reports required by this subdivision must be submitted to the Office of
Higher Education by October 1 of each year. Each report must contain the data required
under paragraphs (a) and (b) from the previous fiscal year. An institution's report under
this subdivision is classified as private data on individuals as defined by section 13.02,
subdivision 12.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner of the Office of Higher Education shall calculate statewide
numbers for each data item reported by an institution under this subdivision. The statewide
numbers should include data from postsecondary institutions that the commissioner could
not publish due to federal laws governing access to student records.
new text end

new text begin (e) The Office of Higher Education shall publish on its Web site:
new text end

new text begin (1) the statewide data calculated under paragraph (d); and
new text end

new text begin (2) consistent with federal laws governing access to student records and in
consultation with the applicable institution, the data items required under paragraphs (a)
and (b) for each postsecondary institution in the state.
new text end

new text begin This data shall be published as summary data as defined by section 13.02, subdivision 19,
and shall not identify alleged victims or perpetrators of crimes. Consistent with federal
laws governing access to student records, each state college or university shall, and the
University of Minnesota is requested to, publish on the institution's Web site the data items
required under paragraphs (a) and (b) for that institution.
new text end

new text begin (f) If an institution or the Office of Higher Education is unable to publish data under
this subdivision due to state or federal laws governing access to student records, it must
explain in its report why the institution did not publish such data.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Access to data; audit trail. new text end

new text begin (a) Data on incidents of sexual assault shared
with campus security officers or campus administrators responsible for investigating or
adjudicating complaints of sexual assault are classified as private data on individuals as
defined by section 13.02, subdivision 12, for the purposes of postsecondary institutions
subject to the requirements of chapter 13. Postsecondary institutions not otherwise subject
to chapter 13 must limit access to the data to only the data subject and persons whose
work assignments reasonably require access.
new text end

new text begin (b) Only individuals with explicit authorization from an institution may enter, update,
or access electronic data collected, created, or maintained under this section. The ability of
authorized individuals to enter, update, or access data must be limited through the use of
role-based access that corresponds to the official duties or training level of the individual
and the institutional authorization that grants access for that purpose. All actions in which
data are entered, updated, accessed, shared, or disseminated outside of the institution
must be recorded in a data audit trail. An institution shall immediately and permanently
revoke the authorization of any individual determined to have willfully entered, updated,
accessed, shared, or disseminated data in violation of this subdivision or any provision of
chapter 13. If an individual is determined to have willfully gained access to data without
explicit authorization, the matter shall be forwarded to a county attorney for prosecution.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Comprehensive training. new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested
to, provide campus security officers and campus administrators responsible for
investigating or adjudicating complaints of sexual assault with comprehensive training on
preventing and responding to sexual assault in collaboration with the Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension or another law enforcement agency with expertise in criminal sexual
conduct. The training for campus security officers shall include a presentation on the
dynamics of sexual assault, neurobiological responses to trauma, and best practices for
preventing, responding to, and investigating sexual assault. The training for campus
administrators responsible for investigating or adjudicating complaints on sexual assault
shall include presentations on preventing sexual assault, responding to incidents of
sexual assault, the dynamics of sexual assault, neurobiological responses to trauma, and
compliance with state and federal laws on sexual assault.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall,
and the University of Minnesota is requested to, require that the following categories of
students complete a training on sexual assault:
new text end

new text begin (1) students pursuing a degree or certificate;
new text end

new text begin (2) students who are taking courses through the Postsecondary Enrollment Options
Act; and
new text end

new text begin (3) any other categories of students determined by the institution.
new text end

new text begin Students must complete such training no later than ten business days after the start of a
student's first semester of classes. Once a student completes such training, institutions
must document the student's completion of the training and provide proof of training
completion to a student at the student's request. Students enrolled at more than one
institution within the same system at the same time are only required to complete the
training once. This training shall include information about topics including, but not
limited to, sexual assault as defined in subdivision 2; consent as defined in section 609.341,
subdivision 4; preventing and reducing the prevalence of sexual assault; procedures for
reporting campus sexual assault; and campus resources on sexual assault, including
organizations that support victims of sexual assault.
new text end

new text begin (c) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall,
and the University of Minnesota is requested to, annually train individuals responsible
for responding to reports of sexual assault. This training shall include information about
best practices for interacting with victims of sexual assault, including how to reduce the
emotional distress resulting from the reporting, investigatory, and disciplinary process.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Student health services. new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested to,
develop and implement a policy that requires student health service providers to screen
students for incidents of sexual assault. Student health service providers shall offer
students information on resources available to victims and survivors of sexual assault
including counseling, mental health services, and procedures for reporting incidents of
sexual assault to the institution.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall, and
the University of Minnesota is requested to, require that each institution offering student
health or counseling services designate an existing staff member or existing staff members
as confidential resources for victims of sexual assault. The confidential resource must be
available to meet with victims of sexual assault on a walk-in basis. The confidential
resource must provide victims of sexual assault with information about locally available
resources for victims of sexual assault including, but not limited to, mental health services
and legal assistance. The confidential resource must provide victims of sexual assault
with information about the process for reporting an incident of sexual assault to campus
authorities or local law enforcement. The victim of sexual assault shall decide whether
to report an incident of sexual assault to campus authorities or local law enforcement.
Confidential resources must be trained in all aspects of responding to incidents of sexual
assault including, but not limited to, best practices for interacting with victims of trauma,
preserving evidence, campus disciplinary and local legal processes, and locally available
resources for victims of sexual assault. Data shared with a confidential resource is
classified as sexual assault communication data as defined by section 13.822, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin The policy required under this subdivision must be in place
by January 1, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [626.891] COOPERATION WITH POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS.
new text end

new text begin Local law enforcement agencies, including law enforcement agencies operated
by statutory cities, home rule charter cities, and counties must enter into and honor the
memoranda of understanding required under section 135A.15.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This article is effective August 1, 2016.
new text end