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HF 1519

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/25/2021 03:18pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; clarifying and expanding workforce development
scholarships; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 136F.38, subdivision 3.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 136F.38, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Program eligibility.

(a) Scholarships shall be awarded only to a student eligible
for resident tuition, as defined in section 135A.043, who is enrolled in any of the following
programs of study or certification: (1) advanced manufacturing; (2) agriculture; (3) health
care services; (4) information technology; (5) early childhood; deleted text beginordeleted text end (6) transportationnew text begin; or (7)
a program of study under paragraph (b)
new text end.

(b) new text beginEach institution may add one additional area of study or certification, based on a
workforce shortage for full-time employment requiring postsecondary education that is
unique to the institution's specific region, as reported in the most recent Department of
Employment and Economic Development job vacancy survey data for the economic
development region in which the institution is located. A workforce shortage area is one in
which the job vacancy rate for full-time employment in a specific occupation in a region is
higher than the state average vacancy rate for that same occupation. The institution may
change the area of study or certification based on new data once every two years.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endThe student must be enrolled for at least nine credits new text beginin a two-year college new text endin the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities systemnew text begin to be eligible for first- and second-year
new text end.

new text begin (d) The student must be enrolled for at least 12 credits in a four-year university in the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system to be eligible for a third-year transfer
new text end