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HF 1668

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/23/2017 02:00pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; early childhood education; modifying early learning
programs' eligibility to accept scholarships; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016,
section 124D.165, subdivision 4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124D.165, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Early childhood program eligibility.

(a) In order to be eligible to accept an
early learning scholarship, a program must:

(1) participate in the quality rating and improvement system under section 124D.142;
and

(2) beginning July 1, 2016, have a three- or four-star rating in the quality rating and
improvement system.

(b) Any program accepting scholarships must use the revenue to supplement and not
supplant federal funding.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), all Minnesota early learning foundation scholarship
program pilot sites are eligible to accept an early learning scholarship under this section.

new text begin (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), beginning September 1, 2017, a qualifying newly
opened program carries the rating of its affiliated program for its first two years of operation.
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new text begin (e) For purposes of this subdivision, "qualifying newly opened program" means a program
in its first two years of operation actively pursuing a rating whose on-site director has
managerial experience operating a three- or four-star rated program, and "affiliated program"
means a program with which the newly opened program shares an ownership or management
interest or is otherwise structurally linked.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end