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HF 366

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/24/2019 02:16pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; continuing the certification incentive revenue through
the end of fiscal year 2019; amending Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, sections
61; 62, subdivision 15.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 61, is amended to read:


Sec. 61. CERTIFICATION INCENTIVE REVENUE.

Subdivision 1.

Qualifying certificates.

As soon as practicable, the commissioner of
education, in consultation with the Governor's Workforce Development Council established
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116L.665, and the P-20 education partnership operating
under Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.70, must establish the list of qualifying career and
technical certificates and post the names of those certificates on the Department of
Education's Web site. The certificates must be in fields where occupational opportunities
exist.

Subd. 2.

School district participation.

(a) A school board may adopt a policy authorizing
its students in grades 9 through 12, including its students enrolled in postsecondary enrollment
options courses under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, the opportunity to complete a
qualifying certificate. The certificate may be completed as part of a regularly scheduled
course.

(b) A school district may register a student for any assessment necessary to complete a
qualifying certificate and pay any associated registration fees for its students.

Subd. 3.

Incentive funding.

(a) A school district's career and technical certification aid
equals $500 times the district's number of students enrolled during the current fiscal year
who have obtained one or more qualifying certificates during the current fiscal year.

(b) The statewide total certificate revenue must not exceed $1,000,000. The commissioner
must proportionately reduce the initial aid provided under this subdivision so that the
statewide aid cap is not exceeded.

Subd. 4.

Reports to the legislature.

(a) The commissioner of education must report to
the committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12
education and higher education by February 1, 2017, on the number and types of certificates
authorized for the 2016-2017 school year. The commissioner must also recommend whether
the pilot program should be continued.

(b) By February 1deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin ofnew text end 2018new text begin, 2019, and 2020new text end, the commissioner of education must report
to the committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12
education and higher education about the number and types of certificates earned by
Minnesota's students during the deleted text begin2016-2017deleted text endnew text begin priornew text end school year.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 62, subdivision 15, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Certificate incentive funding.

new text begin(a) new text endFor the certificate incentive program:

$
1,000,000
.....
2017

new text begin (b) The qualifying certificates under Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 61,
subdivision 1, are valid for reimbursement through fiscal year 2020.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endThis is a onetime appropriation. This appropriation is available until June 30, deleted text begin2019deleted text endnew text begin
2020
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