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SF 9

as introduced - 91st Legislature, 2019 1st Special Session (2019 - 2019) Posted on 05/28/2019 12:40pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to legislative enactments; correcting miscellaneous oversights,
inconsistencies, ambiguities, unintended results, and technical errors; amending
Laws 2019, chapter 64, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2019, chapter 64, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Operations and Maintenance

721,490,000
728,470,000

(a) The Board of Trustees must establish
tuition rates as follows:

(1) for the 2019-2020 academic year, the
tuition rate at colleges must not exceed the
2018-2019 academic year rate by more than
three percent, and for the 2020-2021 academic
year, the tuition rate must not exceed the
2019-2020 academic year rate by more than
three percent;

(2) for the 2019-2020 academic year, the
tuition rates for undergraduates at universities
must not exceed the 2018-2019 academic year
rate by more than three percent, except as
provided under clause (3), and for the
2020-2021 academic year, the tuition rate must
not exceed the 2019-2020 academic year rate
by more than three percent;

(3) for the 2019-2020 academic year, the
university with the lowest 2018-2019
academic year banded tuition rate may
increase its tuition to a tuition rate up to or
equal to the 2019-2020 academic year tuition
rate of the university with the second lowest
2018-2019 academic year banded tuition rate.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, the tuition
rate must not exceed the 2019-2020 academic
year rate by more than three percent; and

(4) for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
academic years, the differential tuition rate for
online courses must not exceed the 2018-2019
academic year rate.

The student tuition relief may not be offset by
increases in mandatory fees, charges, or other
assessments to the student. Except under
clause (4), colleges and universities are
permitted to increase differential tuition
charges in fiscal years 2020 and 2021 where
costs for course or program delivery have
increased due to extraordinary circumstances
beyond the control of the college or university.
Rates and rationale must be approved by the
Board of Trustees.

(b) $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$3,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 are to provide
supplemental aid for operations and
maintenance to the president of each two-year
institution in the system with at least one
campus that is not located in a metropolitan
county, as defined in Minnesota Statutes,
section 473.121, subdivision 4. The board
shall transfer $100,000 for each campus not
located in a metropolitan county in each year
to the president of each institution that
includes such a campus, provided that no
institution may receive more than $300,000
in total supplemental aid each year.

(c) The Board of Trustees is requested to help
Minnesota close the attainment gap by funding
activities which improve retention and
completion for students of color.

(d) $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$6,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 are for
workforce development scholarships under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136F.38. new text beginOf this
appropriation, up to $250,000 is available for
the biennium to administer the program.
new text endThe
base for fiscal year 2022 and thereafter is
$4,000,000.

(e) $300,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $300,000
in fiscal year 2021 are for transfer to the Cook
County Higher Education Board to provide
educational programming, workforce
development, and academic support services
to remote regions in northeastern Minnesota.
The Cook County Higher Education Board
shall continue to provide information to the
Board of Trustees on the number of students
served, credit hours delivered, and services
provided to students.

(f) This appropriation includes $40,000 in
fiscal year 2020 and $40,000 in fiscal year
2021 to implement the sexual assault policies
required under Minnesota Statutes, section
135A.15.

(g) This appropriation includes $8,000,000 in
fiscal year 2020 and $8,000,000 in fiscal year
2021 for upgrading the Integrated Statewide
Record System.

(h) This appropriation includes $250,000 in
fiscal year 2020 and $250,000 in fiscal year
2021 for developing and offering courses to
implement the Z-Degree textbook program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 136F.305.
This is a onetime appropriation.

(i) This appropriation includes $500,000 in
fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 in fiscal year
2021 to support local partnership programs at
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
campuses. Local partnerships must be
comprised of campuses and local businesses
and may also include K-12 school districts,
trade associations, local chambers of
commerce, and economic development
authorities. Funds must be used to develop
new and accelerate existing employer-led
workforce exposure programs, technical
education pathway programs, dual-training
programs, internships, youth skills training
programs, and other industry-recognized
programs in high-growth, high-demand
industries. Priority consideration for funding
shall be given to local partnerships whose
program addresses an industry with a
demonstrated workforce shortage. Local
partnerships must demonstrate how business
and industry are providing financial and
in-kind contributions to the program. This is
a onetime appropriation.

(j) This appropriation includes $250,000 in
fiscal year 2020 and $250,000 in fiscal year
2021 for leveraged equipment acquisition. For
the purposes of this section, "equipment"
means equipment for instructional purposes
for programs that the board has determined
would produce graduates with skills for which
there is a high employer need within the state.
An equipment acquisition may be made using
this appropriation only if matched by cash or
in-kind contributions from nonstate sources.
This is a onetime appropriation.

(k) $125,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $125,000
in fiscal year 2021 are for the mental health
services for students required under Minnesota
Statutes, section 136F.20, subdivision 3. This
is a onetime appropriation.

(l) The total operations and maintenance base
for fiscal year 2022 and thereafter is
$725,345,000.

Sec. 2. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Unless otherwise provided, each section of this act is effective at the time the provision
being corrected is effective.
new text end