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SF 1270

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/14/2019 03:58pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying alternative teacher preparation program grant
eligibility; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
136A.1276, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.1276, subdivision 2, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2.

Establishment; eligibility.

(a) The commissioner, in consultation with the
Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, must establish and administer a
program annually awarding grants to eligible alternative teacher preparation programs
consistent with this section.

(b) To be eligible to receive a grant, an alternative teacher preparation program must
certify that it:

(1) is working to fill Minnesota's teacher shortage areas; and

(2) is a school district, charter school, or nonprofit corporation organized under chapter
317A or under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for an
education-related purpose that has been operating continuously for at least three years in
Minnesota or any other state.

(c) The commissioner must give priority to applicants based in Minnesota when awarding
grants under this section.

new text begin (d) The commissioner may award a grant to an alternative teacher preparation program
that has previously received a grant under this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education in the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Alternative teacher preparation grant program. new text end

new text begin (a) For transfer to the
commissioner of the Office of Higher Education for alternative teacher preparation program
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.1276:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may use no more than three percent of this appropriation to
administer the program under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (d) A grant recipient must submit a report to the commissioner and Professional Educator
Licensing and Standards Board by January 31, 2020, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 136A.1276, subdivision 4.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end