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SF 1740

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/25/2019 04:21pm

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underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; appropriating money for robotics team grants.


Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $100,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of employment and economic development for a grant to FIRST in Upper Midwest to
support competitive robotics teams. Funds must be used to make up to five awards of no
more than $20,000 each to Minnesota-based public entities or private nonprofit organizations
for the creation of competitive robotics hubs. Awards may be used for tools, equipment,
and physical space to be utilized by robotics teams. At least 50 percent of grant funds must
be used outside of the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined under Minnesota Statutes,
section 473.121, subdivision 2. The grant recipient shall report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over jobs and economic
growth by February 1, 2021, on the status of awards and include information on the number
and amount of awards made, the number of customers served, and any outcomes resulting
from the grant. The grant requires a 50 percent match from nonstate sources.
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