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HF 2356

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2018 01:58pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/20/2018

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; requiring a program for students with intellectual and
developmental disabilities at certain state universities; requesting a similar program
at University of Minnesota campuses; appropriating money; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 136F; 137.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [136F.38] PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program required. new text end

new text begin The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities must offer an academic program for students with intellectual and
developmental disabilities consistent with subdivisions 2 to 4.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Program locations. new text end

new text begin The program must be offered at no less than two college
or university campuses. The board must choose the campuses based on:
new text end

new text begin (1) the school's ability to offer a robust program using existing facilities and resources;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) a goal to provide the program in diverse geographic regions of the state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Enrollment and admission. new text end

new text begin Each campus offering a program must establish
an enrollment goal of at least 15 incoming students per academic year. The board must
establish an application process for the program. A student who successfully completes the
program must be awarded a certificate, diploma, or other appropriate academic credential.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Curriculum and activities. new text end

new text begin (a) The program must provide an inclusive,
full-time, two-year residential college experience for students with intellectual and
developmental disabilities. The curriculum must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) core courses that develop life skills, financial literacy, and the ability to live
independently;
new text end

new text begin (2) rigorous academic work in a student's chosen field of study; and
new text end

new text begin (3) an internship, apprenticeship, or other skills-based experience to prepare for
meaningful employment upon completion of the program.
new text end

new text begin (b) In addition to academic requirements, the program must allow participating students
the opportunity to engage fully in campus life. Program activities must include, but are not
limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) the establishment of on-campus mentoring and peer support communities; and
new text end

new text begin (2) opportunities for personal growth through leadership development and other
community engagement activities.
new text end

new text begin (c) A participating campus may tailor its program curriculum and activities to highlight
academic programs, student and community life experiences, and employment opportunities
unique to that campus or the region of the state where the campus is located.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin By January 15 of each year, the board must submit a report on the
program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over higher education finance and policy. The report must include, but need
not be limited to, information regarding:
new text end

new text begin (1) the number of students participating in the program;
new text end

new text begin (2) program goals and outcomes; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the success rate of participants.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [137.45] PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
new text end

new text begin The Board of Regents is requested to offer an academic program for students with
intellectual and developmental disabilities consistent with the requirements of section
136F.38 subdivisions 2 to 5.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL
AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
new text end

new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal year 2018 and $....... in fiscal year 2019 are appropriated from the
general fund to the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for
a program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities under section 136F.38.
new text end

new text begin (b) $....... in fiscal year 2018 and $....... in fiscal year 2019 are appropriated from the
general fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for a program for
students with intellectual and developmental disabilities under section 137.45.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This act is effective beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.
new text end