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SF 2415

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/14/2019 09:06am

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; providing funding and related programs for the Office
of Higher Education, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; the University
of Minnesota, and other related programs; requiring reports; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 127A.70, subdivision 2; 136A.101,
subdivision 5a; 136A.121, subdivisions 5, 6; 136A.246, subdivisions 4, 8.

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

ARTICLE 1

HIGHER EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund,
or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.
The figures "2020" and "2021" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, or June 30, 2021, respectively.
"The first year" is fiscal year 2020. "The second year" is fiscal year 2021. "The biennium"
is fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginMINNESOTA OFFICE OF HIGHER
EDUCATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 290,010,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 289,759,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin State Grants
new text end

new text begin 225,065,000
new text end
new text begin 225,064,000
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation in this subdivision for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Child Care Grants
new text end

new text begin 6,694,000
new text end
new text begin 6,694,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin State Work-Study
new text end

new text begin 14,502,000
new text end
new text begin 14,502,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Interstate Tuition Reciprocity
new text end

new text begin 11,018,000
new text end
new text begin 11,018,000
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation in this subdivision for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available to meet
reciprocity contract obligations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Safety Officer's Survivors
new text end

new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is to provide educational
benefits under Minnesota Statutes, section
299A.45, to eligible dependent children and
to the spouses of public safety officers killed
in the line of duty.
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation in this subdivision for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Indian Scholarships
new text end

new text begin 3,500,000
new text end
new text begin 3,500,000
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must contract with or
employ at least one person with demonstrated
competence in American Indian culture and
residing in or near the city of Bemidji to assist
students with the scholarships under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.126, and
with other information about financial aid for
which the students may be eligible. Bemidji
State University must provide office space at
no cost to the Office of Higher Education for
purposes of administering the American Indian
scholarship program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 136A.126. This appropriation includes
funding to administer the American Indian
scholarship program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Tribal College Grants
new text end

new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end

new text begin For tribal college assistance grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.1796.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Intervention for College Attendance
Program Grants
new text end

new text begin 839,000
new text end
new text begin 839,000
new text end

new text begin For the intervention for college attendance
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
136A.861.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use no more than three
percent of this appropriation to administer the
intervention for college attendance program
grants.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Student-Parent Information
new text end

new text begin 122,000
new text end
new text begin 122,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Get Ready!
new text end

new text begin 180,000
new text end
new text begin 180,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Education Equity
Partnership
new text end

new text begin 45,000
new text end
new text begin 45,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Midwest Higher Education Compact
new text end

new text begin 115,000
new text end
new text begin 115,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin MN Reconnect
new text end

new text begin 4,000,000
new text end
new text begin 4,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) For the Office of Higher Education to
award grant funds to students and institutions
under article 2, section 7.
new text end

new text begin (b) $2,500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$2,500,000 in fiscal year 2021 are for student
grants.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,120,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$1,120,000 in fiscal year 2021 are for
institutional grants.
new text end

new text begin (d) $160,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $160,000
in fiscal year 2021 are for outreach,
communications, and marketing to eligible
students by the office.
new text end

new text begin (e) $140,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $140,000
in fiscal year 2021 are for a grant to the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
system for program administration.
new text end

new text begin (f) $80,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $80,000 in
fiscal year 2021 are for program
administration by the office.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin United Family Medicine Residency
Program
new text end

new text begin 501,000
new text end
new text begin 501,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to United Family Medicine
residency program. This appropriation shall
be used to support up to 21 resident physicians
each year in family practice at United Family
Medicine residency programs and shall
prepare doctors to practice family care
medicine in underserved rural and urban areas
of the state. It is intended that this program
will improve health care in underserved
communities, provide affordable access to
appropriate medical care, and manage the
treatment of patients in a cost-effective
manner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin MnLINK Gateway and Minitex
new text end

new text begin 5,905,000
new text end
new text begin 5,905,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Statewide Longitudinal Education
Data System
new text end

new text begin 1,882,000
new text end
new text begin 1,882,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Hennepin Healthcare
new text end

new text begin 645,000
new text end
new text begin 645,000
new text end

new text begin For transfer to Hennepin Healthcare for
graduate family medical education programs
at Hennepin Healthcare.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin College Possible
new text end

new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end

new text begin (a) This appropriation is for immediate transfer
to College Possible to support programs of
college admission and college graduation for
low-income students through an intensive
curriculum of coaching and support at both
the high school and postsecondary level.
new text end

new text begin (b) This appropriation must, to the extent
possible, be proportionately allocated between
students from greater Minnesota and students
in the seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin (c) This appropriation must be used by College
Possible only for programs supporting students
who are residents of Minnesota and attending
colleges or universities within Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (d) By February 1 of each year, College
Possible must report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over higher education and E-12 education on
activities funded by this appropriation. The
report must include, but is not limited to,
information about the expansion of College
Possible in Minnesota, the number of College
Possible coaches hired, the expansion within
existing partner high schools, the expansion
of high school partnerships, the number of
high school and college students served, the
total hours of community service by high
school and college students, and a list of
communities and organizations benefiting
from student service hours.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic
Brain Injury Research Grant Program
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin For transfer to the spinal cord and traumatic
brain grant account in the special revenue fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.901,
subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use no more than three
percent of the amount transferred under this
subdivision to administer the grant program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Summer Academic Enrichment
Program
new text end

new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end

new text begin For summer academic enrichment grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.091.
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 22. new text end

new text begin Dual Training Competency Grants;
Office of Higher Education
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin For transfer to the Dual Training Competency
Grants account in the special revenue fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.246,
subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 23. new text end

new text begin Dual Training Competency Grants;
Department of Labor and Industry
new text end

new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end

new text begin For transfer to the commissioner of labor and
industry for identification of competency
standards for dual training under Minnesota
Statutes, section 175.45.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 24. new text end

new text begin Concurrent Enrollment Courses
new text end

new text begin 340,000
new text end
new text begin 340,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $225,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $225,000
in fiscal year 2021 are for grants to develop
new concurrent enrollment courses under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09,
subdivision 10, that satisfy the elective
standard for career and technical education.
Any balance in the first year does not cancel
but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin (b) $115,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $115,000
in fiscal year 2021 are for grants to
postsecondary institutions currently
sponsoring a concurrent enrollment course to
expand existing programs. The commissioner
shall determine the application process and
the grant amounts. The commissioner must
give preference to expanding programs that
are at capacity. Any balance in the first year
does not cancel but is available in the second
year.
new text end

new text begin (c) By December 1 of each year, the office
shall submit a brief report to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over higher
education regarding:
new text end

new text begin (1) the courses developed by grant recipients
and the number of students who enrolled in
the courses under paragraph (a); and
new text end

new text begin (2) the programs expanded and the number of
students who enrolled in programs under
paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 25. new text end

new text begin Campus Sexual Assault Reporting
new text end

new text begin 25,000
new text end
new text begin 25,000
new text end

new text begin For the sexual assault reporting required under
Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.15.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 26. new text end

new text begin Campus Sexual Violence Prevention
and Response Coordinator
new text end

new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end

new text begin For the Office of Higher Education to staff a
campus sexual violence prevention and
response coordinator to serve as a statewide
resource providing professional development
and guidance on best practices for
postsecondary institutions. $50,000 each year
are for administrative funding to conduct
trainings and provide materials to
postsecondary institutions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 27. new text end

new text begin Student and Employer Connection
Information System
new text end

new text begin 405,000
new text end
new text begin 405,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Minnesota Chamber
Foundation for the creation of a web-based
job and intern-seeking software tool that blind
matches the needs of employers located in
Minnesota with the individual profiles of high
school seniors and postsecondary students
attending Minnesota high schools and
postsecondary institutions. No more than three
percent of this appropriation may be used for
administrative expenses of the foundation. The
foundation must report by January 15, 2021,
on activities under this subdivision to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
higher education finance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 28. new text end

new text begin Emergency Assistance for
Postsecondary Students
new text end

new text begin 175,000
new text end
new text begin 175,000
new text end

new text begin (a) This appropriation is for the Office of
Higher Education to allocate grant funds on a
matching basis to schools with a demonstrable
homeless student population.
new text end

new text begin (b) This appropriation shall be used to meet
immediate student needs that could result in
a student not completing the term or their
program including, but not limited to,
emergency housing, food, and transportation.
Emergency assistance does not impact the
amount of state financial aid received.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall determine the
application process and the grant amounts.
The Office of Higher Education shall partner
with interested postsecondary institutions,
other state agencies, and student groups to
establish the programs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 29. new text end

new text begin Teacher Candidates Grants
new text end

new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin For grants to teacher candidates under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.1275. This
appropriation is in addition to any other
appropriations in fiscal years 2020 and 2021
made for this purpose.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use no more than three
percent of the appropriation for administration
of the program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 30. new text end

new text begin Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness
new text end

new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end

new text begin For transfer to the teacher shortage loan
forgiveness repayment account in the special
revenue fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 136A.1791, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use no more than three
percent of the amount transferred under this
subdivision to administer the program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 31. new text end

new text begin Large Animal Veterinarian Loan
Forgiveness Program
new text end

new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end

new text begin For transfer to the large animal veterinarian
loan forgiveness program account in the
special revenue fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 136A.1795, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 32. new text end

new text begin Agricultural Educators Loan
Forgiveness
new text end

new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end

new text begin For transfer to the agricultural education loan
forgiveness account in the special revenue
fund under Minnesota Statutes, section
136A.1794, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 33. new text end

new text begin Aviation Degree Loan Forgiveness
Program
new text end

new text begin 25,000
new text end
new text begin 25,000
new text end

new text begin For transfer to the aviation degree loan
forgiveness program account in the special
revenue fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 136A.1789, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 34. new text end

new text begin Grants for Students with Intellectual
and Developmental Disabilities
new text end

new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end

new text begin For grants for students with intellectual and
developmental disabilities under Minnesota
Statutes, section 136A.1215.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 35. new text end

new text begin Loan Repayment Assistance Program
new text end

new text begin 25,000
new text end
new text begin 25,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Loan Repayment Assistance
Program of Minnesota to provide education
debt relief to attorneys with full-time
employment providing legal advice or
representation to low-income clients or support
services for this work.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 36. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Independence College and
Community
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Minnesota Independence
College and Community for need-based
scholarships and tuition reduction.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 37. new text end

new text begin Agency Administration
new text end

new text begin 4,577,000
new text end
new text begin 4,327,000
new text end

new text begin Up to $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$250,000 in fiscal year 2021 are available for
communications and outreach to students,
adults, and families to provide information on
the expected costs of college and the various
grant options made available to them through
the state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 38. new text end

new text begin Balances Forward
new text end

new text begin A balance in the first year under this section
does not cancel, but is available for the second
year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 39. new text end

new text begin Transfers
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Office of Higher
Education may transfer unencumbered
balances from the appropriations in this
section to the state grant appropriation, the
interstate tuition reciprocity appropriation, the
child care grant appropriation, the Indian
scholarship appropriation, the state work-study
appropriation, the get ready appropriation, the
intervention for college attendance
appropriation, the student-parent information
appropriation, the summer academic
enrichment program appropriation, and the
public safety officers' survivors appropriation.
Transfers from the child care or state
work-study appropriations may only be made
to the extent there is a projected surplus in the
appropriation. A transfer may be made only
with prior written notice to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the senate and
house of representatives committees with
jurisdiction over higher education finance.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginBOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 739,857,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 754,585,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Central Office and Shared Services
Unit
new text end

new text begin 33,074,000
new text end
new text begin 33,074,000
new text end

new text begin For the Office of the Chancellor and the
Shared Services Division.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Operations and Maintenance
new text end

new text begin 702,668,000
new text end
new text begin 717,396,000
new text end

new text begin (a) 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.
new text end

new text begin (b) This appropriation includes $500,000 in
fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 in fiscal year
2021 for workforce development scholarships
under Minnesota Statutes, section 136F.38.
new text end

new text begin (c) $200,000 each year is for transfer to the
Cook County Higher Education Board to
provide educational programming 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.
new text end

new text begin (d) $50,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $50,000
in fiscal year 2021 are for developing and
teaching online agricultural courses by farm
business management faculty at colleges that
offer farm business management.
new text end

new text begin (e) $175,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $175,000
in fiscal year 2021 are for the
veterans-to-agriculture pilot program
established by Laws 2015, chapter 69, article
1, section 4, subdivision 3. The program shall
continue to conform to the requirements of
that subdivision. The appropriation shall be
used to support, in equal amounts, up to six
program sites statewide. No more than two
percent of the total appropriation provided by
this section may be used for administrative
purposes at the system level.
new text end

new text begin No later than December 15, 2020, the program
shall report to the committees of the house of
representatives and the senate with jurisdiction
over issues related to agriculture, veterans
affairs, and higher education on program
operations, including information on
participation rates, new job placements, and
any unmet needs.
new text end

new text begin (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.
new text end

new text begin (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.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Learning Network of Minnesota
new text end

new text begin 4,115,000
new text end
new text begin 4,115,000
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginBOARD OF REGENTS OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 663,766,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 676,998,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 661,609,000
new text end
new text begin 674,841,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 2,157,000
new text end
new text begin 2,157,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Operations and Maintenance
new text end

new text begin 593,171,000
new text end
new text begin 606,403,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $15,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$15,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 are to: (1)
increase the medical school's research
capacity; (2) improve the medical school's
ranking in National Institutes of Health
funding; (3) ensure the medical school's
national prominence by attracting and
retaining world-class faculty, staff, and
students; (4) invest in physician training
programs in rural and underserved
communities; and (5) translate the medical
school's research discoveries into new
treatments and cures to improve the health of
Minnesotans.
new text end

new text begin (b) $7,800,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$7,800,000 in fiscal year 2021 are for health
training restoration. This appropriation must
be used to support all of the following: (1)
faculty physicians who teach at eight residency
program sites, including medical resident and
student training programs in the Department
of Family Medicine; (2) the Mobile Dental
Clinic; and (3) expansion of geriatric
education and family programs.
new text end

new text begin (c) $4,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$4,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 are for the
Minnesota Discovery, Research, and
InnoVation Economy funding program for
cancer care research.
new text end

new text begin (d) $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $500,000
in fiscal year 2021 are for the University of
Minnesota, Morris branch, to cover the costs
of tuition waivers under Minnesota Statutes,
section 137.16.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Primary Care Education Initiatives
new text end

new text begin 2,157,000
new text end
new text begin 2,157,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the health care
access fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Special Appropriations
new text end

new text begin (a) Agriculture and Extension Service
new text end
new text begin 42,922,000
new text end
new text begin 42,922,000
new text end

new text begin For the Agricultural Experiment Station and
the Minnesota Extension Service:
new text end

new text begin (1) the agricultural experiment stations and
Minnesota Extension Service must convene
agricultural advisory groups to focus research,
education, and extension activities on producer
needs and implement an outreach strategy that
more effectively and rapidly transfers research
results and best practices to producers
throughout the state;
new text end

new text begin (2) this appropriation includes funding for
research and outreach on the production of
renewable energy from Minnesota biomass
resources, including agronomic crops, plant
and animal wastes, and native plants or trees.
The following areas should be prioritized and
carried out in consultation with Minnesota
producers, renewable energy, and bioenergy
organizations:
new text end

new text begin (i) biofuel and other energy production from
perennial crops, small grains, row crops, and
forestry products in conjunction with the
Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI);
new text end

new text begin (ii) alternative bioenergy crops and cropping
systems; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) biofuel coproducts used for livestock feed;
new text end

new text begin (3) this appropriation includes funding for the
College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural
Resources Sciences to establish and provide
leadership for organic agronomic,
horticultural, livestock, and food systems
research, education, and outreach and for the
purchase of state-of-the-art laboratory,
planting, tilling, harvesting, and processing
equipment necessary for this project;
new text end

new text begin (4) this appropriation includes funding for
research efforts that demonstrate a renewed
emphasis on the needs of the state's agriculture
community. The following areas should be
prioritized and carried out in consultation with
Minnesota farm organizations:
new text end

new text begin (i) vegetable crop research with priority for
extending the Minnesota vegetable growing
season;
new text end

new text begin (ii) fertilizer and soil fertility research and
development;
new text end

new text begin (iii) soil, groundwater, and surface water
conservation practices and contaminant
reduction research;
new text end

new text begin (iv) discovering and developing plant varieties
that use nutrients more efficiently;
new text end

new text begin (v) breeding and development of turf seed and
other biomass resources in all three Minnesota
biomes;
new text end

new text begin (vi) development of new disease-resistant and
pest-resistant varieties of turf and agronomic
crops;
new text end

new text begin (vii) utilizing plant and livestock cells to treat
and cure human diseases;
new text end

new text begin (viii) the development of dairy coproducts;
new text end

new text begin (ix) a rapid agricultural response fund for
current or emerging animal, plant, and insect
problems affecting production or food safety;
new text end

new text begin (x) crop pest and animal disease research;
new text end

new text begin (xi) developing animal agriculture that is
capable of sustainably feeding the world;
new text end

new text begin (xii) consumer food safety education and
outreach;
new text end

new text begin (xiii) programs to meet the research and
outreach needs of organic livestock and crop
farmers; and
new text end

new text begin (xiv) alternative bioenergy crops and cropping
systems; and growing, harvesting, and
transporting biomass plant material; and
new text end

new text begin (5) by February 1, 2021, the Board of Regents
must submit a report to the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over agriculture and higher education finance
on the status and outcomes of research and
initiatives funded in this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (b) Health Sciences
new text end
new text begin 9,204,000
new text end
new text begin 9,204,000
new text end

new text begin $346,000 each year is to support up to 12
resident physicians in the St. Cloud Hospital
family practice residency program. The
program must prepare doctors to practice
primary care medicine in rural areas of the
state. The legislature intends this program to
improve health care in rural communities,
provide affordable access to appropriate
medical care, and manage the treatment of
patients in a more cost-effective manner. The
remainder of this appropriation is for the rural
physicians associates program; the Veterinary
Diagnostic Laboratory; health sciences
research; dental care; the Biomedical
Engineering Center; and the collaborative
partnership between the University of
Minnesota and Mayo Clinic for regenerative
medicine, research, clinical translation, and
commercialization.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text beginCollege of Science and Engineering
new text end
new text end
new text begin 1,140,000
new text end
new text begin 1,140,000
new text end

new text begin For the geological survey and the talented
youth mathematics program.
new text end

new text begin (d) System Special
new text end
new text begin 7,181,000
new text end
new text begin 7,181,000
new text end

new text begin For general research, the Labor Education
Service, Natural Resources Research Institute,
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, Bell
Museum of Natural History, and the
Humphrey exhibit.
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $2,000,000
in fiscal year 2021 are for the Natural
Resources Research Institute to invest in
applied research for economic development.
new text end

new text begin (e) University of Minnesota and Mayo
Foundation Partnership
new text end
new text begin 7,991,000
new text end
new text begin 7,991,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the following
activities:
new text end

new text begin (1) $7,491,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$7,491,000 in fiscal year 2021 are for the
direct and indirect expenses of the
collaborative research partnership between the
University of Minnesota and the Mayo
Foundation for research in biotechnology and
medical genomics. An annual report on the
expenditure of these funds must be submitted
to the governor and the chairs of the legislative
committees responsible for higher education
finance by June 30 of each fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin (2) $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $500,000
in fiscal year 2021 are to award competitive
grants to conduct research into the prevention,
treatment, causes, and cures of Alzheimer's
disease and other dementias.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Academic Health Center
new text end

new text begin The appropriation for Academic Health Center
funding under Minnesota Statutes, section
297F.10, is estimated to be $22,250,000 each
year.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginMAYO CLINIC
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,351,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,351,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent are specified
in the following subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Medical School
new text end

new text begin 665,000
new text end
new text begin 665,000
new text end

new text begin The state must pay a capitation each year for
each student who is a resident of Minnesota.
The appropriation may be transferred between
each year of the biennium to accommodate
enrollment fluctuations. It is intended that
during the biennium the Mayo Clinic use the
capitation money to increase the number of
doctors practicing in rural areas in need of
doctors.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Family Practice and Graduate
Residency Program
new text end

new text begin 686,000
new text end
new text begin 686,000
new text end

new text begin The state must pay stipend support for up to
27 residents each year.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

HIGHER EDUCATION PROVISIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 127A.70, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Powers and duties; report.

(a) The partnership shall develop recommendations
to the governor and the legislature designed to maximize the achievement of all P-20 students
while promoting the efficient use of state resources, thereby helping the state realize the
maximum value for its investment. These recommendations may include, but are not limited
to, strategies, policies, or other actions focused on:

(1) improving the quality of and access to education at all points from preschool through
graduate education;

(2) improving preparation for, and transitions to, postsecondary education and work;

(3) ensuring educator quality by creating rigorous standards for teacher recruitment,
teacher preparation, induction and mentoring of beginning teachers, and continuous
professional development for career teachers; and

(4) realigning the governance and administrative structures of early education,
kindergarten through grade 12, and postsecondary systems in Minnesota.

(b) Under the direction of the P-20 Education Partnership Statewide Longitudinal
Education Data System Governance Committee, the Office of Higher Education and the
Departments of Education and Employment and Economic Development shall improve and
expand the Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System (SLEDS) new text beginand the Early Childhood
Longitudinal Data System (ECLDS)
new text endto provide policymakers, education and workforce
leaders, researchers, and members of the public with data, research, and reports to:

(1) expand reporting on students' educational outcomes for diverse student populations
including at-risk students, children with disabilities, English learners, and gifted students,
among others, and include formative and summative evaluations based on multiple measures
of new text beginchild well-being, early childhood development, and new text endstudent progress toward career and
college readiness;

(2) evaluate the effectiveness of new text beginearly care, new text endeducationalnew text begin,new text end and workforce programs; and

(3) evaluate the deleted text beginrelationship betweendeleted text endnew text begin relationships among early care,new text end educationnew text begin,new text end and
workforce outcomes, consistent with section 124D.49.

To the extent possible under federal and state law, research and reports should be
accessible to the public on the Internet, and disaggregated by demographic characteristics,
organization or organization characteristics, and geography.

It is the intent of the legislature that the Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System
new text begin and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System new text endinform public policy and
decision-making. The SLEDS governance committeenew text begin and ECLDS governance committeenew text end,
with assistance from staff of the Office of Higher Education, the Department of Education,
and the Department of Employment and Economic Development, shall respond to legislative
committee and agency requests on topics utilizing data made available through the Statewide
Longitudinal Education Data System new text beginand the Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System
new text end as resources permit. Any analysis of or report on the data must contain only summary data.

(c) By January 15 of each year, the partnership shall submit a report to the governor and
to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over P-20 education policy and finance that summarizes the partnership's progress
in meeting its goals and identifies the need for any draft legislation when necessary to further
the goals of the partnership to maximize student achievement while promoting efficient use
of resources.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.101, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:


Subd. 5a.

Assigned family responsibility.

"Assigned family responsibility" means the
amount of a family's contribution to a student's cost of attendance, as determined by a federal
need analysis. For dependent students, the assigned family responsibility is deleted text begin84deleted text endnew text begin 78new text end percent
of the parental contribution. For independent students with dependents other than a spouse,
the assigned family responsibility is deleted text begin76deleted text endnew text begin 70new text end percent of the student contribution. For
independent students without dependents other than a spouse, the assigned family
responsibility is deleted text begin40deleted text endnew text begin 34new text end percent of the student contribution.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.121, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Grant stipends.

The grant stipend shall be based on a sharing of responsibility
for covering the recognized cost of attendance by the applicant, the applicant's family, and
the government. The amount of a financial stipend must not exceed a grant applicant's
recognized cost of attendance, as defined in subdivision 6, after deducting the following:

(1) the assigned student responsibility of at least 50 percent of the cost of attending the
institution of the applicant's choosing;

(2) the assigned family responsibility as defined in section 136A.101; and

(3) the amount of a federal Pell grant award for which the grant applicant is eligiblenew text begin,
unless the student is ineligible to receive a Pell grant under United States Code, title 20,
section 1091(a)(5) or (d)
new text end.

The minimum financial stipend is $100 per academic year.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.121, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Cost of attendance.

(a) The recognized cost of attendance consists of: (1) an
allowance specified in law for living and miscellaneous expenses, and (2) an allowance for
tuition and fees equal to the lesser of the average tuition and fees charged by the institution,
or a tuition and fee maximum if one is established in law. If no living and miscellaneous
expense allowance is established in law, the allowance is equal to deleted text begin101deleted text endnew text begin 110new text end percent of the
federal poverty guidelines for a one person household in Minnesota for nine months. If no
tuition and fee maximum is established in law, the allowance for tuition and fees is equal
to the lesser of: (1) the average tuition and fees charged by the institution, and (2) for
two-year programs, an amount equal to the highest tuition and fees charged at a public
two-year institution, or for four-year programs, an amount equal to the highest tuition and
fees charged at a public university.

(b) For a student registering for less than full time, the office shall prorate the cost of
attendance to the actual number of credits for which the student is enrolled.

(c) The recognized cost of attendance for a student who is confined to a Minnesota
correctional institution shall consist of the tuition and fee component in paragraph (a), with
no allowance for living and miscellaneous expenses.

(d) For the purpose of this subdivision, "fees" include only those fees that are mandatory
and charged to full-time resident students attending the institution. Fees do not include
charges for tools, equipment, computers, or other similar materials where the student retains
ownership. Fees include charges for these materials if the institution retains ownership. Fees
do not include optional or punitive fees.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.246, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Application.

Applications must be made to the commissioner on a form provided
by the commissioner. The commissioner must, to the extent possible, make the application
form as short and simple to complete as is reasonably possible. The commissioner shall
establish a schedule for applications and grants. The application must include, without
limitation:

(1) the projected number of employee trainees;

(2) the number of projected employee trainees who graduated from high school or passed
the commissioner of education-selected high school equivalency test in the current or
immediately preceding calendar year;

(3) the competency standard for which training will be provided;

(4) the credential the employee will receive upon completion of training;

(5) the name and address of the training institution or program and a signed statement
by the institution or program that it is able and agrees to provide the training;

(6) the period of the training; and

(7) the cost of the training charged by the training institution or program and certified
by the institution or program. The cost of training includes tuition, fees, and required books
and materials.new text begin The cost of training may also include costs for travel, lodging, and meals
associated with the training provided by the training institution or program.
new text end

An application may be made for training of employees of multiple employers either by
the employers or by an organization on their behalf.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.246, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Grant amounts.

(a) The maximum grant for an application is deleted text begin$150,000deleted text endnew text begin
$187,500
new text end. A grant may not exceed deleted text begin$6,000deleted text endnew text begin $7,500new text end per year for a maximum of four years per
employee.new text begin Any amount of the grant for the costs for travel, lodging, and meals associated
with the training provided by the training institution or program may not exceed $1,500 per
employee per year.
new text end

(b) An employee who is attending an eligible institution must apply for Pell and state
grants as a condition of payment for training that employee under this section.

Sec. 7. new text beginMN RECONNECT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program administration. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Office of Higher
Education must administer a credential completion program for adult learners consistent
with this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purpose of this section, the terms defined in this
subdivision have the meanings given them.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Cost of attendance" means tuition and required fees charged by the institution and
the campus-based budget used for federal financial aid for food, housing, books, supplies,
transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Eligible student" means an individual who:
new text end

new text begin (1) meets the eligibility requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.121,
subdivision 2, paragraphs (a), clauses (1), (2), (4), and (5), and (b);
new text end

new text begin (2) is 25 years old or older and under 62;
new text end

new text begin (3) has previously completed a minimum of 15 credits in a certificate or degree-seeking
program that have been accepted by a participating institution;
new text end

new text begin (4) has not enrolled in any Minnesota institution in the two academic years prior to
enrollment at a participating institution;
new text end

new text begin (5) has not completed a certificate, diploma, or degree of 16 credits or longer in length
prior to enrollment at a participating institution in this program;
new text end

new text begin (6) has enrolled in three or more credits each term;
new text end

new text begin (7) reports a family adjusted gross income of $85,000 or less; and
new text end

new text begin (8) has applied for the grant on the form required by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Grant" means funds awarded under this section.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Participating institution" means a two-year institution within the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities System selected under subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Program" means a certificate, diploma, or degree program offered by a participating
institution.
new text end

new text begin (g) To the extent not inconsistent with this section, the definitions in section 136A.101
apply to this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Student application. new text end

new text begin Application for a grant must be made by a FAFSA or
state aid application and any additional form required by the commissioner. Applications
are due on a schedule set by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Student grants. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must, to the extent funds are available,
make grants to eligible students to attend a program at a participating institution. The amount
of a grant per spring or fall academic term is the lesser of $1,000 or the difference between
the cost of attendance and other scholarships or grants received by the student. If the
appropriation is greater than the projected grants for the spring and fall terms, the
commissioner may award grants up to $1,000 per student for summer or interim terms.
new text end

new text begin (b) An eligible student may renew a student grant by applying for renewal on a form
provided by the commissioner and on a schedule set by the commissioner. An eligible
student may receive a student grant under this section for up to six semesters or the
equivalent.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Participating institutions. new text end

new text begin (a) A two-year institution within the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities System may apply to become a participating institution.
The commissioner, in conjunction with a selection committee, shall select institutions
through a competitive application process. Priority must be given to institutions participating
in the most recently completed fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin (b) Participating institutions must:
new text end

new text begin (1) demonstrate a commitment to adult learners through adoption of best practice policies,
programs, and services; and
new text end

new text begin (2) complete an adult learner assessment prior to participation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Institutional grants. new text end

new text begin Participating institutions may receive funds for student
advising, resolving student financial holds, and improving services to eligible students.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginPOSTSECONDARY CHILD CARE EXPENSES.
new text end

new text begin For fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education
may adjust the cost of attendance under Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.121, subdivision
6, paragraph (a), to include child care expenses allowable under Minnesota Statutes, section
136A.125, after consultation with institutional representatives and with prior written notice
to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over higher education finance.
new text end