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HF 936

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 02/18/2015 02:19pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/16/2015

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; increasing the obligation of the state to support
the cost of instruction within the state colleges and universities through
direct appropriation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.031,
subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.031, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:


Subdivision 1.

Determination of appropriation.

new text begin(a) new text endThe appropriations for the
University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are determined
by considering the biennial budget documents submitted under section 135A.034,
performance in advancing the objectives under section 135A.011, available resources
according to the state budget forecast, the relative balance between state support for students
and public postsecondary institutions, and other factors the legislature considers important
in determining the level of state appropriations for public postsecondary education.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the direct appropriation to the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities for instructional services shall equal at least the following as a
percentage of the estimated total cost of instruction:
new text end

new text begin (1) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, 45 percent;
new text end

new text begin (2) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, 50 percent;
new text end

new text begin (3) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, 55 percent; and
new text end

new text begin (4) for fiscal years ending June 30, 2019, and thereafter, 60 percent.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end