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HF 4958

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 03/14/2024 02:35pm

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; authorizing a grant to the St. Cloud School District
for construction of an emergency medical services education facility; amending
Laws 2023, chapter 55, article 1, section 36, subdivision 13.


Section 1.

Laws 2023, chapter 55, article 1, section 36, subdivision 13, is amended to

Subd. 13.

Emergency medical training.

(a) For grants to offer high school students
courses in emergency medical services:


(b) A school district, charter school, or cooperative unit under Minnesota Statutes, section
123A.24, subdivision 2, may apply for a grant under this section to offer enrolled students
emergency medical services courses approved by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services
Regulatory Board to prepare students to take the emergency medical technician certification
test, including an emergency medical services course that is a prerequisite to an emergency
medical technician course.

(c) A grant recipient may use grant funds to partner with a district, charter school,
cooperative unit, postsecondary institution, political subdivision, or entity with expertise in
emergency medical services, including health systems, hospitals, ambulance services, and
health care providers to offer an emergency medical services course.

(d) Eligible uses of grant funds include teacher salaries, transportation, equipment costs,
emergency medical technician certification test fees, and student background checks.

(e) To the extent practicable, the commissioner must award half of the grant funds to
applicants outside of the seven-county metropolitan area, and 30 percent of the grant funds
to applicants with high concentrations of students of color.

(f) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

new text begin (g) Of the amount in fiscal year 2025 only, $....... is for a grant to Independent School
District No. 742, St. Cloud, for an emergency medical services education facility suitable
for coursework in emergency medical services. For the project under this paragraph, eligible
uses of grant funds include any design and construction costs and remodeling costs necessary
to prepare the education facility in addition to the eligible uses under paragraph (d).
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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