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SF 2415

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/12/2019 12:08pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; providing funding and policy changes for the Office
of Higher Education, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the
University of Minnesota; modifying the state grant formula; requiring a report;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.322,
subdivision 3; 135A.15, subdivision 2; 136A.101, subdivision 5a; 136A.121,
subdivision 6; 136A.1215, subdivision 4; 136A.1275, subdivisions 2, 3; 136A.15,
subdivision 8; 136A.16, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 8, 9; 136A.162; 136A.1701,
subdivision 7; 136A.1789, subdivisions 1, 3, 5; 136A.64, subdivisions 1, 5, by
adding a subdivision; 136A.645; 136A.646; 136A.672, by adding a subdivision;
136A.821, by adding subdivisions; 136A.822, subdivisions 6, 10, 12; 136A.8295,
by adding subdivisions; 136A.87; 136F.38; 136F.58, by adding a subdivision;
179A.20, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 136A; 136F; 137; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections
136A.15, subdivisions 2, 7; 136A.1701, subdivision 12.

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 268,951,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 268,651,000
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 210,062,000
new text end
new text begin 210,062,000
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 671,000
new text end
new text begin 671,000
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 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. 15. 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. 16. new text end

new text begin Statewide Longitudinal Education
Data System
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 17. 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. 18. new text end

new text begin College Possible
new text end

new text begin 350,000
new text end
new text begin 350,000
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. 19. 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 spinal cord injury and traumatic brain
injury research grants authorized under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.901.
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. 20. new text end

new text begin Summer Academic Enrichment
Program
new text end

new text begin 175,000
new text end
new text begin 175,000
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. 21. new text end

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

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

new text begin For training grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 136A.246.
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;
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. 23. 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. 24. 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. 25. 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. 26. new text end

new text begin Emergency Assistance for
Postsecondary Students
new text end

new text begin 275,000
new text end
new text begin 275,000
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.
Any balance in the first year does not cancel
but shall be available in the second year. 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. 27. new text end

new text begin Grants to Teacher Candidates
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 the money
available under Laws 2016, chapter 189,
article 25, section 62, subdivision 11.
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. 28. new text end

new text begin Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness
new text end

new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end

new text begin For the loan forgiveness program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.1791.
new text end

new text begin 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 Subd. 29. 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 the large animal veterinarian loan
forgiveness program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 136A.1795.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 30. 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 deposit in the agricultural education loan
forgiveness account.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 31. 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 the aviation degree loan forgiveness
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
136A.1789.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 32. new text end

new text begin Student Loan Debt Counseling
new text end

new text begin 117,000
new text end
new text begin 117,000
new text end

new text begin For student loan debt counseling under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.1788.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 33. 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. 34. new text end

new text begin Loan Repayment Assistance Program
new text end

new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin 50,000
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. 35. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Independence College and
Community
new text end

new text begin 1,250,000
new text end
new text begin 1,250,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Minnesota Independence
College and Community for need-based
scholarships and tuition reduction for resident
students as defined in Minnesota Statutes,
section 136A.101, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 36. new text end

new text begin Inclusive Access Pilot Program
new text end

new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin For the inclusive access pilot program under
article 2, section 41. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 37. new text end

new text begin Teacher Preparation Program Design
Grant
new text end

new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin For a grant to an institution of higher
education, defined under Minnesota Statutes,
section 135A.51, subdivision 5, to explore,
design, and plan for a teacher preparation
program leading to licensure as a teacher of
the blind or visually impaired, consistent with
Minnesota Rules, part 8710.5100. The
commissioner may develop an application
process and guidelines as necessary, and may
use up to two percent of the appropriation for
administrative costs. The grant recipient shall
submit a report describing the plan and
identifying potential ongoing costs for the
program to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over higher education finance and
policy no later than January 15, 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 38. new text end

new text begin Secondary Technical Education
Program
new text end

new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the secondary technical
education program to purchase equipment and
software for a fabrication lab at its facility in
collaboration with Independent School District
No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin, Anoka Technical
College, and private program partners.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 39. new text end

new text begin Agency Administration
new text end

new text begin 4,077,000
new text end
new text begin 4,077,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 40. 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. 41. 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, 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 739,369,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 750,369,000
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 702,180,000
new text end
new text begin 713,180,000
new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Trustees must establish
tuition rates as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) for the 2019-2020 academic year, the
tuition rate at colleges must not exceed the
2018-2019 academic year rate by more than
two percent, and for the 2020-2021 academic
year, the tuition rate must not exceed the
2019-2020 academic year rate by more than
one percent; and
new text end

new text begin (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 two percent, and for the
2020-2021 academic year, the tuition rate must
not exceed the 2019-2020 academic year rate
by more than two percent.
new text end

new text begin The student tuition relief may not be offset by
increases in mandatory fees, charges, or other
assessments to the student. 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.
new text end

new text begin (b) $3,600,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$3,600,000 in fiscal year 2021 are to provide
supplemental aid for operations and
maintenance of two-year colleges in the
system. In each year, the board shall transfer
$100,000 for each campus not located in a
metropolitan county, as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 4, to the
president of the college that includes that
campus.
new text end

new text begin (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.
new text end

new text begin (d) $2,500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$13,500,000 in fiscal year 2021 are for
workforce development scholarships under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136F.38. The base
for fiscal year 2022 and thereafter is
$8,000,000.
new text end

new text begin (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.
new text end

new text begin (f) $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 (g) $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 (h) 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 (i) This appropriation includes $15,000,000
in fiscal year 2020 and $15,000,000 in fiscal
year 2021 for upgrading the Integrated
Statewide Record System.
new text end

new text begin (j) 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.
new text end

new text begin (k) This appropriation includes $1,500,000 in
fiscal year 2020 and $1,500,000 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.
new text end

new text begin (l) This appropriation includes $500,000 in
fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 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.
new text end

new text begin (m) The total operations and maintenance base
for fiscal year 2022 and thereafter is
$707,680,000.
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 662,893,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 662,893,000
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 592,198,000
new text end
new text begin 592,198,000
new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Regents must establish
tuition rates as follows: for the 2019-2020
academic year, the resident tuition rate must
not exceed the 2018-2019 academic year rate
by more than two percent, and for the
2020-2021 academic year, the tuition rate must
not exceed the 2019-2020 academic year rate
by more than two percent.
new text end

new text begin (b) $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 (c) $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 (d) $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 (e) $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 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 11,461,000
new text end
new text begin 11,461,000
new text end

new text begin (1) $2,157,000 each year is for primary care
education initiatives.
new text end

new text begin (2) $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.
new text end

new text begin (3) $100,000 each year is for the advisory
council on rare diseases under Minnesota
Statutes, section 137.68.
new text end

new text begin (4) 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 beginInstitute of Technology
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. 4. 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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 13.322, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

(a) General. Data sharing involving
the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and other institutions is governed by section
136A.05
.

(b) Student financial aid. Data collected and used by the Minnesota Office of Higher
Education on applicants for financial assistance are classified under section 136A.162.

(c) Minnesota college savings plan data. Account owner data, account data, and data
on beneficiaries of accounts under the Minnesota college savings plan are classified under
section 136G.05, subdivision 10.

(d) School financial records. Financial records submitted by schools registering with
the Minnesota Office of Higher Education are classified under section 136A.64.

(e) Enrollment and financial aid data. Data collected from eligible institutions on
student enrollment and federal and state financial aid are governed by sections 136A.121,
subdivision 18, and 136A.1701, subdivision 11.

new text begin (f) Student complaint data. Data collected from student complaints are governed by
sections 136A.672, subdivision 6, and 136A.8295, subdivision 7.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 135A.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Victims' rights.

The policy required under subdivision 1 shall, at a minimum,
require that students and employees be informed of the policy, and shall include provisions
for:

(1) filing criminal charges with local law enforcement officials in sexual assault cases;

(2) the prompt assistance of campus authorities, at the request of the victim, in notifying
the appropriate law enforcement officials and disciplinary authorities of a sexual assault
incident;

(3) allowing sexual assault victims to decide whether to report a case to law enforcement;

(4) requiring campus authorities to treat sexual assault victims with dignity;

(5) requiring campus authorities to offer sexual assault victims fair and respectful health
care, counseling services, or referrals to such services;

(6) preventing campus authorities from suggesting to a victim of sexual assault that the
victim is at fault for the crimes or violations that occurred;

(7) preventing campus authorities from suggesting to a victim of sexual assault that the
victim should have acted in a different manner to avoid such a crime;

(8) subject to subdivision 10, protecting the privacy of sexual assault victims by only
disclosing data collected under this section to the victim, persons whose work assignments
reasonably require access, and, at a sexual assault victim's request, police conducting a
criminal investigation;

(9) an investigation and resolution of a sexual assault complaint by campus disciplinary
authorities;

(10) a sexual assault victim's participation in and the presence of the victim's attorney
or other support person who is not a fact witness to the sexual assault at any meeting with
campus officials concerning the victim's sexual assault complaint or campus disciplinary
proceeding concerning a sexual assault complaint;

(11) ensuring that a sexual assault victim may decide when to repeat a description of
the incident of sexual assault;

(12) notice to a sexual assault victim of the availability of a campus or local program
providing sexual assault advocacy servicesnew text begin and information on legal resourcesnew text end;

(13) notice to a sexual assault victim of the outcome of any campus disciplinary
proceeding concerning a sexual assault complaint, consistent with laws relating to data
practices;

(14) the complete and prompt assistance of campus authorities, at the direction of law
enforcement authorities, in obtaining, securing, and maintaining evidence in connection
with a sexual assault incident;

(15) the assistance of campus authorities in preserving for a sexual assault complainant
or victim materials relevant to a campus disciplinary proceeding;

(16) during and after the process of investigating a complaint and conducting a campus
disciplinary procedure, the assistance of campus personnel, in cooperation with the
appropriate law enforcement authorities, at a sexual assault victim's request, in shielding
the victim from unwanted contact with the alleged assailant, including transfer of the victim
to alternative classes or to alternative college-owned housing, if alternative classes or housing
are available and feasible;

(17) forbidding retaliation, and establishing a process for investigating complaints of
retaliation, against sexual assault victims by campus authorities, the accused, organizations
affiliated with the accused, other students, and other employees;

(18) at the request of the victim, providing students who reported sexual assaults to the
institution and subsequently choose to transfer to another postsecondary institution with
information about resources for victims of sexual assault at the institution to which the
victim is transferring; and

(19) consistent with laws governing access to student records, providing a student who
reported an incident of sexual assault with access to the student's description of the incident
as it was reported to the institution, including if that student transfers to another postsecondary
institution.

Sec. 3.

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. 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 end new text begin105 new text endpercent 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.1215, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

new text beginMaximum new text endgrant amounts.

(a) The amount of a grant under this section equals
the tuition and fees at the student's postsecondary institution, minus:

(1) any Pell or state grants the student receives; and

(2) any institutional aid the student receives.

(b) If appropriations are insufficient to provide the full amount calculated under paragraph
(a) to all eligible applicants, the commissioner must reduce the deleted text begingrants of alldeleted text end new text begin maximum grant
amount available to
new text endrecipients deleted text beginproportionallydeleted text end.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.1275, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligibility.

To be eligible for a grant under this section, a teacher candidate
must:

(1) be enrolled in a Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board-approved
teacher preparation program that requires at least 12 weeks of student teaching in order to
be recommended for a full professional teaching license;

(2) demonstrate financial need based on criteria established by the commissioner under
subdivision 3;

deleted text begin (3) intend to teach in a shortage area or belong to an underrepresented racial or ethnic
group; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end be meeting satisfactory academic progress as defined under section 136A.101,
subdivision 10deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (4) intend to teach in a shortage area or belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented
in the Minnesota teacher workforce. Intent can be documented based on the teacher license
field the student is pursuing or a statement of intent to teach in an economic development
region defined as a shortage area in the year the student receives a grant.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.1275, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Administration; repayment.

(a) The commissioner must establish an
application process and other guidelines for implementing this programdeleted text begin, including repayment
responsibilities for stipend recipients who do not complete student teaching or who leave
Minnesota to teach in another state during the first year after student teaching
deleted text end.

(b) The commissioner must determine each academic year the stipend amount up to
$7,500 based on the amount of available funding, the number of eligible applicants, and the
financial need of the applicants.

(c) The percentage of the total award new text beginfunds available at the beginning of the fiscal year
new text end reserved for teacher candidates who identify as belonging to deleted text beginan underrepresenteddeleted text endnew text begin anew text end racial
or ethnic group new text beginunderrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce new text endmust be equal to or
greater than the total percentage of students of deleted text beginunderrepresenteddeleted text end racial or ethnic groups
new text begin underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce new text endas measured under section 120B.35,
subdivision 3
. If this percentage cannot be met because of a lack of qualifying candidates,
the remaining amount may be awarded to teacher candidates who intend to teach in a shortage
area.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.15, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Eligible student.

"Eligible student" means a student who is officially registered
or accepted for enrollment at an eligible institution in Minnesota or a Minnesota resident
who is officially registered as a student or accepted for enrollment at an eligible institution
in another state deleted text beginor provincedeleted text end.new text begin Non-Minnesota residents are eligible students if they are enrolled
or accepted for enrollment in a minimum of one course of at least 30 days in length during
the academic year that requires physical attendance at an eligible institution located in
Minnesota. Non-Minnesota resident students enrolled exclusively during the academic year
in correspondence courses or courses offered over the Internet are not eligible students.
Non-Minnesota resident students not physically attending classes in Minnesota due to
enrollment in a study abroad program for 12 months or less are eligible students.
Non-Minnesota residents enrolled in study abroad programs exceeding 12 months are not
eligible students.
new text end An eligible student, for section 136A.1701, means a student who gives
informed consent authorizing the disclosure of data specified in section 136A.162, paragraph
(c)
, to a consumer credit reporting agency.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.16, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Designation.

Notwithstanding chapter 16C, the office is designated as
the administrative agency for carrying out the purposes and terms of sections 136A.15 to
deleted text begin 136A.1702deleted text endnew text begin 136A.1704new text end. The office may establish one or more loan programs.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.16, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Rulesnew text begin, policies, and conditionsnew text end.

The office shall adopt policies and new text beginmay
new text end prescribe appropriate rules new text beginand conditions new text endto carry out the purposes of sections 136A.15 to
136A.1702. deleted text beginThe policies and rules except as they relate to loans under section 136A.1701
must be compatible with the provisions of the National Vocational Student Loan Insurance
Act of 1965 and the provisions of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and any
amendments thereof.
deleted text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.16, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Agencies.

The office may contract with loan servicers, collection agencies,
credit bureaus, or any other person, to carry out the purposes of sections 136A.15 to
deleted text begin 136A.1702deleted text endnew text begin 136A.1704new text end.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.16, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Investment.

Money made available to the office that is not immediately needed
for the purposes of sections 136A.15 to deleted text begin136A.1702deleted text endnew text begin 136A.1704new text end may be invested by the
office. The money must be invested in bonds, certificates of indebtedness, and other fixed
income securities, except preferred stocks, which are legal investments for the permanent
school fund. The money may also be invested in prime quality commercial paper that is
eligible for investment in the state employees retirement fund. All interest and profits from
such investments inure to the benefit of the office or may be pledged for security of bonds
issued by the office or its predecessors.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.16, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Staff.

The office may employ the professional and clerical staff the commissioner
deems necessary for the proper administration of the loan programs established and defined
by sections 136A.15 to deleted text begin136A.1702deleted text endnew text begin 136A.1704new text end.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.162, is amended to read:


136A.162 CLASSIFICATION OF DATA.

(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c), data on applicants for financial assistance
collected and used by the office for student financial aid programs administered by that
office are private data on individuals as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12.

(b) Data on applicants may be disclosed to the commissioner of human services to the
extent necessary to determine eligibility under section 136A.121, subdivision 2, clause (5).

(c) The following data collected in the Minnesota supplemental loan program under
deleted text begin sectiondeleted text endnew text begin sectionsnew text end 136A.1701 new text beginand 136A.1704 new text endmay be disclosed to a consumer credit reporting
agency only if the borrower and the cosigner give informed consent, according to section
13.05, subdivision 4, at the time of application for a loan:

(1) the lender-assigned borrower identification number;

(2) the name and address of borrower;

(3) the name and address of cosigner;

(4) the date the account is opened;

(5) the outstanding account balance;

(6) the dollar amount past due;

(7) the number of payments past due;

(8) the number of late payments in previous 12 months;

(9) the type of account;

(10) the responsibility for the account; and

(11) the status or remarks code.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.1701, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Repayment of loans.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The office shall establish repayment procedures for
loans made under this sectiondeleted text begin, but in no event shall the period of permitted repayment for
SELF II or SELF III loans exceed ten years from the eligible student's termination of the
student's postsecondary academic or vocational program, or 15 years from the date of the
student's first loan under this section, whichever is less.
deleted text endnew text begin in accordance with the policies,
rules, and conditions authorized under section 136A.16, subdivision 2. The office will take
into consideration the loan limits and current financial market conditions when establishing
repayment terms.
new text end

deleted text begin (b) For SELF IV loans, eligible students with aggregate principal loan balances from
all SELF phases that are less than $18,750 shall have a repayment period not exceeding ten
years from the eligible student's graduation or termination date. For SELF IV loans, eligible
students with aggregate principal loan balances from all SELF phases of $18,750 or greater
shall have a repayment period not exceeding 15 years from the eligible student's graduation
or termination date. For SELF IV loans, the loans shall enter repayment no later than seven
years after the first disbursement date on the loan.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) For SELF loans from phases after SELF IV, eligible students with aggregate principal
loan balances from all SELF phases that are:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) less than $20,000, must have a repayment period not exceeding ten years from the
eligible student's graduation or termination date;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) $20,000 up to $40,000, must have a repayment period not exceeding 15 years from
the eligible student's graduation or termination date; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) $40,000 or greater, must have a repayment period not exceeding 20 years from the
eligible student's graduation or termination date. For SELF loans from phases after SELF
IV, the loans must enter repayment no later than nine years after the first disbursement date
of the loan.
deleted text end

Sec. 16.

new text begin [136A.1788] STUDENT LOAN DEBT COUNSELING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Grant. new text end

new text begin A program is established under the Office of Higher Education
to provide a grant to a Minnesota-based nonprofit qualified debt counseling organization
to provide individual student loan debt repayment counseling to borrowers who are Minnesota
residents concerning loans obtained to attend a postsecondary institution. The number of
individuals receiving counseling may be limited to those capable of being served with
available appropriations for that purpose. A goal of the counseling program is to provide
two counseling sessions to at least 75 percent of borrowers receiving counseling.
new text end

new text begin The purpose of the counseling is to assist borrowers to:
new text end

new text begin (1) understand their loan and repayment options;
new text end

new text begin (2) manage loan repayment; and
new text end

new text begin (3) develop a workable budget based on the borrower's full financial situation regarding
income, expenses, and other debt.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Qualified debt counseling organization. new text end

new text begin A qualified debt counseling
organization is an organization that:
new text end

new text begin (1) has experience in providing individualized student loan counseling;
new text end

new text begin (2) employs certified financial counselors; and
new text end

new text begin (3) is based in Minnesota and has offices at multiple rural and metropolitan area locations
in the state to provide in-person counseling.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grant application and award. new text end

new text begin (a) Applications for a grant shall be on a form
created by the commissioner and on a schedule set by the commissioner. Among other
provisions, the application must include a description of:
new text end

new text begin (1) the characteristics of borrowers to be served;
new text end

new text begin (2) the services to be provided and a timeline for implementation of the services;
new text end

new text begin (3) how the services provided will help borrowers manage loan repayment;
new text end

new text begin (4) specific program outcome goals and performance measures for each goal; and
new text end

new text begin (5) how the services will be evaluated to determine whether the program goals were
met.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall select one grant recipient for a two-year award every two
years. A grant may be renewed biennially.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Program evaluation. new text end

new text begin (a) The grant recipient must submit a report to the
commissioner by January 15 of the second year of the grant award. The report must evaluate
and measure the extent to which program outcome goals have been met.
new text end

new text begin (b) The grant recipient must collect, analyze, and report on participation and outcome
data that enable the office to verify the outcomes.
new text end

new text begin (c) The evaluation must include information on the number of borrowers served with
on-time student loan payments, the number who brought their loans into good standing, the
number of student loan defaults, the number who developed a monthly budget plan, and
other information required by the commissioner. Recipients of the counseling must be
surveyed on their opinions about the usefulness of the counseling and the survey results
must be included in the report.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Report to legislature. new text end

new text begin By February 1 of the second year of each grant award,
the commissioner must submit a report to the committees in the legislature with jurisdiction
over higher education finance regarding grant program outcomes.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.1789, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the terms in this subdivision
have the meanings given them.

(b) "Qualified aircraft technician" means an individual who (1) has earned an associate's
or bachelor's degree new text beginpreparing individuals to obtain an aviation mechanic's certificate from
the Federal Aviation Administration
new text endfrom a postsecondary institution located in Minnesota,
and (2) has obtained an aviation mechanic's certificate from the Federal Aviation
Administration.

(c) "Qualified education loan" means a government, commercial, or foundation loan
used by an individual for actual costs paid for tuition deleted text beginto a postsecondary institution located
in Minnesota for a professional flight training degree
deleted text endnew text begin and reasonable educational and living
expenses related to the postsecondary education of the qualified aircraft technician or
qualified pilot
new text end.

(d) "Qualified pilot" means an individual who (1) has earned an associate's or bachelor's
degree deleted text beginin professional flight trainingdeleted text endnew text begin preparing individuals to obtain an airline transport
pilot certificate
new text end from a postsecondary institution located in Minnesota, and (2) is in the
process of obtaining or has obtained an airline transport pilot certificate.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.1789, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Eligibility.

(a) To be eligible to participate in the loan forgiveness program
under this section, an individual must:

(1) be a qualified pilot or qualified aircraft technician;

(2) have qualified education loans;

(3) reside in Minnesota; and

(4) submit an application to the commissioner in the form and manner prescribed by the
commissioner.

(b) An applicant selected to participate must sign a contract to agree to serve a deleted text beginminimum
one-year
deleted text endnew text begin five-yearnew text end full-time service obligation according to subdivision 4. To complete the
service obligation, the applicant must work full time in Minnesota as a qualified pilot or
qualified aircraft technician. A participant must complete one year of service under this
paragraph for each year the participant receives an award under this section.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.1789, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Loan forgiveness.

(a) The commissioner may select eligible applicants each
year for participation in the aviation degree loan forgiveness program, within the limits of
available funding. Applicants are responsible for securing their own qualified education
loans.

(b) For each year that the participant meets the eligibility requirements under subdivision
3, the commissioner must make annual disbursements directly to:

(1) a selected qualified pilot of $5,000 or the balance of the participant's qualified
education loans, whichever is less; and

(2) a selected qualified aircraft technician of $3,000 or the balance of the participant's
qualified education loans, whichever is less.

(c) An individual may receive disbursements under this section for a maximum of five
years.

(d) The participant must provide the commissioner with verification that the full amount
of the loan repayment disbursement received by the participant has been applied toward the
designated qualified education loan. After each disbursement, verification must be received
by the commissioner and approved before the next repayment disbursement is made.

(e) If the participant receives a disbursement in the participant's fifth year of eligibility,
the participant must provide the commissioner with verification that the full amount of the
participant's final loan repayment disbursement was applied toward the designated qualified
education loan. If a participant does not provide the verification as required under this
paragraph within deleted text beginsixdeleted text endnew text begin 12new text end months of receipt of the final disbursement, the commissioner must
collect from the participant the new text begintotal new text endamount deleted text beginof the final disbursementdeleted text endnew text begin paid to the participant
under the loan forgiveness program plus interest at a rate established according to section
270C.40
new text end. The commissioner must deposit the money collected in the aviation degree loan
forgiveness program account.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.64, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Schools to provide information.

As a basis for registration, schools
shall provide the office with such information as the office needs to determine the nature
and activities of the school, including but not limited to the following which shall be
accompanied by an affidavit attesting to its accuracy and truthfulness:

(1) articles of incorporation, constitution, bylaws, or other operating documents;

(2) a duly adopted statement of the school's mission and goals;

(3) evidence of current school or program licenses granted by departments or agencies
of any state;

(4) a fiscal balance sheet on an accrual basis, or a certified audit of the immediate past
fiscal year including any management letters provided by the independent auditor or, if the
school is a public institution outside Minnesota, an income statement for the immediate past
fiscal year;

(5) all current promotional and recruitment materials and advertisements; and

(6) the current school catalog and, if not contained in the catalog:

(i) the members of the board of trustees or directors, if any;

(ii) the current institutional officers;

(iii) current full-time and part-time faculty with degrees held or applicable experience;

(iv) a description of all school facilities;

(v) a description of all current course offerings;

(vi) all requirements for satisfactory completion of courses, programs, and degrees;

(vii) the school's policy about freedom or limitation of expression and inquiry;

(viii) a current schedule of fees, charges for tuition, required supplies, student activities,
housing, and all other standard charges;

(ix) the school's policy about refunds and adjustments;

(x) the school's policy about granting credit for prior education, training, and experience;
deleted text begin and
deleted text end

(xi) the school's policies about student admission, evaluation, suspension, and dismissaldeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
and
new text end

new text begin (xii) the school's disclosure to students on the student complaint process under section
136A.672.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.64, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Public information.

All information submitted to the office is public information
except financialnew text begin records, student complaint data,new text end and accreditation records and deleted text begininformationdeleted text endnew text begin
reports
new text end.new text begin Except for accreditation reports, new text endthe office may disclose deleted text beginfinancialdeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end records or
information new text beginsubmitted to the office:
new text end

new text begin (1) to law enforcement officials; or
new text end

new text begin (2) in connection with a legal or administrative proceeding to:
new text end

new text begin (i) new text enddeleted text begintodeleted text end defend its decision to approve or disapprove granting of degrees or the use of a
name deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (ii) defend new text endits deleted text begindecisionsdeleted text end new text begindecision new text endto revoke the new text begininstitution's new text endapproval deleted text beginat a hearing under
chapter 14 or other legal proceedings
deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) enforce a requirement of lawnew text end.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.64, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Disclosure. new text end

new text begin Schools must disclose on their website, student handbook, and
student catalog the student complaint process under section 136A.672 to students.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.645, is amended to read:


136A.645 SCHOOL CLOSURE.

(a) When a school deleted text begindecidesdeleted text endnew text begin intendsnew text end to cease postsecondary education operations, deleted text beginit must
cooperate with the office in assisting students to find alternative means to complete their
studies with a minimum of disruption, and inform the office of the following
deleted text endnew text begin announces its
closure, or is informed by the office that the office anticipates the school's closure due to
its registration status or ability to meet criteria for approval under section 136A.65, the
school must provide the office
new text end:

deleted text begin (1) the planned date for termination of postsecondary education operations;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) the planned date for the transfer of the student records;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) confirmation of the name and address of the organization to receive and hold the
student records; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) the official at the organization receiving the student records who is designated to
provide official copies of records or transcripts upon request.
deleted text end

new text begin (1) a notice of closure, including the name of the school, the name of the school owner,
an active mailing address and telephone number that the school owner may be reached at
after the school physically closes, the name of the school director, and the planned date for
termination of postsecondary operations;
new text end

new text begin (2) a report of all students currently enrolled and all students enrolled within the prior
120 days, including the following information for each student: name, address, school e-mail
address, alternate e-mail address, program of study, number of credits completed, number
of credits remaining, and enrollment status at closure;
new text end

new text begin (3) a report of refunds due to any student and the amount due;
new text end

new text begin (4) a written statement from the school's owner or designee affirming that all recruitment
efforts, school marketing, advertisement, solicitation, and enrollment of new students has
ceased;
new text end

new text begin (5) a copy of any communication between the school's accreditors about the school
closure;
new text end

new text begin (6) confirmation that the requirements for student records under section 136A.68 have
been satisfied, including:
new text end

new text begin (i) the planned date for the transfer of the student records;
new text end

new text begin (ii) confirmation of the name and address of the organization to receive and hold the
student records; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) the official at the organization receiving the student records who is designated to
provide official copies of records or transcripts upon request;
new text end

new text begin (7) academic information, including the school's most recent catalog, all course syllabi,
and faculty credential information; and
new text end

new text begin (8) copies of any teach-out, transfer, or train-out agreement between the school and a
new school for students to be able to complete their studies. A teach-out fulfills the original
contract or agreement between the closing school and the student. If a teach-out is arranged
for another approved school to do the remaining occupational training, that other school
must (i) provide comparable education and training and (ii) agree that students transferring
from the closing school pay only what the cost of tuition and fees remain unpaid according
to the terms and conditions in the enrollment agreement entered into between the student
and the closing school.
new text end

deleted text begin (b) Upon notice from a school of its intention to cease operations, the office shall notify
the school of the date on which it must cease the enrollment of students and all postsecondary
educational operations.
deleted text end

new text begin (b) new text endWithout limitation as to other circumstance, a school shall be deemed to have ceased
operations when the school:

(1) has an unscheduled nonemergency closure or cancellation of classes for more than
24 hours without prior notice to the office;

(2) announces it is closed or closing; or

(3) files for bankruptcy.

new text begin (c) When a school is deemed to have ceased operations, the office shall provide the
school a reasonable time to correct student records and grant credentials. After that time,
the office must revoke the school's registration. This revocation is not appealable under
section 136A.65, subdivision 8.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.646, is amended to read:


136A.646 ADDITIONAL SECURITY.

(a) New schools that have been granted conditional approval for degrees or names to
allow them the opportunity to apply for and receive accreditation under section 136A.65,
subdivision 7
, deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin shall provide a surety bond in a sum equal to ten percent of the net revenue
from tuition and fees in the registered institution's prior fiscal year, but in no case shall the
bond be less than $10,000.
new text end

new text begin (b)new text end Any registered institution that is notified by the United States Department of Education
that it has fallen below minimum financial standards and that its continued participation in
Title IV will be conditioned upon its satisfying either the Zone Alternative, Code of Federal
Regulations, title 34, section 668.175, paragraph (f), or a Letter of Credit Alternative, Code
of Federal Regulations, title 34, section 668.175, paragraph (c), shall provide a surety bond
in a sum equal to the "letter of credit" required by the United States Department of Education
in the Letter of Credit Alternative, but in no event shall such bond be less than $10,000 nor
more than $250,000.new text begin If the letter of credit required by the United States Department of
Education is higher than ten percent of the Title IV, Higher Education Act program funds
received by the institution during its most recently completed fiscal year, the office shall
reduce the office's surety requirement to represent ten percent of the Title IV, Higher
Education Act program funds received by the institution during its most recently completed
fiscal year, subject to the minimum and maximum in this paragraph.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end In lieu of a bond, the applicant may deposit with the commissioner of management
and budget:

(1) a sum equal to the amount of the required surety bond in cash;

(2) securities, as may be legally purchased by savings banks or for trust funds, in an
aggregate market value equal to the amount of the required surety bond; or

(3) an irrevocable letter of credit issued by a financial institution to the amount of the
required surety bond.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The surety of any bond may cancel it upon giving 60 days' notice in writing to
the office and shall be relieved of liability for any breach of condition occurring after the
effective date of cancellation.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end In the event of a school closure, the additional security must first be used to
destroy any private educational data under section 13.32 left at a physical campus in
Minnesota after all other governmental agencies have recovered or retrieved records under
their record retention policies. Any remaining funds must then be used to reimburse tuition
and fee costs to students that were enrolled at the time of the closure or had withdrawn in
the previous 120 calendar days but did not graduate. Priority for refunds will be given to
students in the following order:

(1) cash payments made by the student or on behalf of a student;

(2) private student loans; and

(3) Veteran Administration education benefits that are not restored by the Veteran
Administration. If there are additional security funds remaining, the additional security
funds may be used to cover any administrative costs incurred by the office related to the
closure of the school.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.672, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Private information. new text end

new text begin Student complaint data are private data. The office may
disclose student complaint data as provided in section 136A.64, subdivision 5.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.821, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Clock hour. new text end

new text begin "Clock hour" means a period of time consisting of a 50- to
60-minute class, lecture, or recitation in a 60-minute period; a 50- to 60-minute
faculty-supervised laboratory, shop training, or internship in a 60-minute period; or 60
minutes of preparation in a correspondence course. If a school seeks to determine the number
of clock hours in an educational program by aggregating the number of minutes in that
program, it must divide those minutes by 60.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.821, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Student record. new text end

new text begin "Student record" means a transcript or record of student
attendance in a program that includes, at a minimum, the student's name; the student's
address; the school's name; the school's address; the title of the course or program; the total
number of hours or courses completed; the dates of enrollment and attendance; the grade
record of each course; any credential awarded; and cumulative grade for the program.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.822, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Bond.

(a) No license shall be issued to any private career school which
maintains, conducts, solicits for, or advertises within the state of Minnesota any program,
unless the applicant files with the office a continuous corporate surety bond written by a
company authorized to do business in Minnesota conditioned upon the faithful performance
of all contracts and agreements with students made by the applicant.

(b)(1) The amount of the surety bond shall be ten percent of the preceding year's net
deleted text begin incomedeleted text endnew text begin revenuenew text end from student tuition, fees, and other required institutional charges collected,
but in no event less than $10,000, except that a private career school may deposit a greater
amount at its own discretion. A private career school in each annual application for licensure
must compute the amount of the surety bond and verify that the amount of the surety bond
complies with this subdivision. A private career school that operates at two or more locations
may combine net deleted text beginincomedeleted text endnew text begin revenuenew text end from student tuition, fees, and other required institutional
charges collected for all locations for the purpose of determining the annual surety bond
requirement. The net new text beginrevenue from new text endtuition and fees used to determine the amount of the
surety bond required for a private career school having a license for the sole purpose of
recruiting students in Minnesota shall be only that paid to the private career school by the
students recruited from Minnesota.

(2) A person required to obtain a private career school license due to the use of
"academy," "institute," "college," or "university" in its name and which is also licensed by
another state agency or board, except not including those schools licensed exclusively in
order to participate in state grants or SELF loan financial aid programs, shall be required
to provide a school bond of $10,000.

(c) The bond shall run to the state of Minnesota and to any person who may have a cause
of action against the applicant arising at any time after the bond is filed and before it is
canceled for breach of any contract or agreement made by the applicant with any student.
The aggregate liability of the surety for all breaches of the conditions of the bond shall not
exceed the principal sum deposited by the private career school under paragraph (b). The
surety of any bond may cancel it upon giving 60 days' notice in writing to the office and
shall be relieved of liability for any breach of condition occurring after the effective date
of cancellation.

(d) In lieu of bond, the applicant may deposit with the commissioner of management
and budget a sum equal to the amount of the required surety bond in cash, an irrevocable
letter of credit issued by a financial institution equal to the amount of the required surety
bond, or securities as may be legally purchased by savings banks or for trust funds in an
aggregate market value equal to the amount of the required surety bond.

(e) Failure of a private career school to post and maintain the required surety bond or
deposit under paragraph (d) may result in denial, suspension, or revocation of the school's
license.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.822, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Catalog, brochure, or electronic display.

Before a license is issued to a
private career school, the private career school shall furnish to the office a catalog, brochure,
or electronic display including:

(1) identifying data, such as volume number and date of publication;

(2) name and address of the private career school and its governing body and officials;

(3) a calendar of the private career school showing legal holidays, beginning and ending
dates of each course quarter, term, or semester, and other important dates;

(4) the private career school policy and regulations on enrollment including dates and
specific entrance requirements for each program;

(5) the private career school policy and regulations about leave, absences, class cuts,
make-up work, tardiness, and interruptions for unsatisfactory attendance;

(6) the private career school policy and regulations about standards of progress for the
student including the grading system of the private career school, the minimum grades
considered satisfactory, conditions for interruption for unsatisfactory grades or progress, a
description of any probationary period allowed by the private career school, and conditions
of reentrance for those dismissed for unsatisfactory progress;

(7) the private career school policy and regulations about student conduct and conditions
for dismissal for unsatisfactory conduct;

(8) a detailed schedule of fees, charges for tuition, books, supplies, tools, student
activities, laboratory fees, service charges, rentals, deposits, and all other charges;

(9) the private career school policy and regulations, including an explanation of section
136A.827, about refunding tuition, fees, and other charges if the student does not enter the
program, withdraws from the program, or the program is discontinued;

(10) a description of the available facilities and equipment;

(11) a course outline syllabus for each course offered showing course objectives, subjects
or units in the course, type of work or skill to be learned, and approximate time, hours, or
credits to be spent on each subject or unit;

(12) the private career school policy and regulations about granting credit for previous
education and preparation;

(13) a notice to students relating to the transferability of any credits earned at the private
career school to other institutions;

(14) a procedure for investigating and resolving student complaints; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(15) the name and address of the officedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (16) the student complaint process and rights under section 136A.8295.
new text end

A private career school that is exclusively a distance education school is exempt from
clauses (3) and (5).

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.822, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Permanent new text beginstudent new text endrecords.

A private career school licensed under sections
136A.82 to 136A.834 and located in Minnesota shall maintain a permanent new text beginstudent new text endrecord
for each student for 50 years from the last date of the student's attendance. A private career
school licensed under this chapter and offering distance instruction to a student located in
Minnesota shall maintain a permanent record for each Minnesota student for 50 years from
the last date of the student's attendance. Records include school transcripts, documents, and
files containing student data about academic credits earned, courses completed, grades
awarded, degrees awarded, and periods of attendance. To preserve permanent new text beginstudent new text endrecords,
a private career school shall submit a plan that meets the following requirements:

(1) at least one copy of the records must be held in a secure, fireproof depository;

(2) an appropriate official must be designated to provide a student with copies of records
or a transcript upon request;

(3) an alternative method, approved by the office, of complying with clauses (1) and (2)
must be established if the private career school ceases to exist; and

(4) a continuous surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit issued by a financial institution
must be filed with the office in an amount not to exceed $20,000 if the private career school
has no binding agreement approved by the office, for preserving student records. The bond
or irrevocable letter of credit shall run to the state of Minnesota. In the event of a school
closure, the surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit must be used by the office to retrieve,
recover, maintain, digitize, and destroy academic records.

Sec. 31.

new text begin [136A.8225] SCHOOL CLOSURE.
new text end

new text begin (a) When a school intends to cease postsecondary education operations, announces its
closure, or is informed by the office that the office anticipates the school's closure due to
its licensure status or ability to meet criteria for approval under section 136A.822, subdivision
8, the school must provide the office:
new text end

new text begin (1) a notice of closure, including the name of the school, the name of the school owner,
an active mailing address and telephone number that the school owner may be reached at
after the school physically closes, the name of the school director, and the planned date for
termination of postsecondary operations;
new text end

new text begin (2) a report of all students currently enrolled and all students enrolled within the prior
120 days, including the following information for each student: name, address, school e-mail
address, alternate e-mail address, program of study, number of credits completed, number
of credits remaining, and enrollment status at closure;
new text end

new text begin (3) a report of refunds due to any student and the amount due;
new text end

new text begin (4) a written statement from the school's owner or designee affirming that all recruitment
efforts, school marketing, advertisement, solicitation, and enrollment of new students has
ceased;
new text end

new text begin (5) a copy of any communication between the school's accreditors about the school
closure;
new text end

new text begin (6) confirmation that the requirements for student records under section 136A.822,
subdivision 12, have been satisfied, including:
new text end

new text begin (i) the planned date for the transfer of the student records;
new text end

new text begin (ii) confirmation of the name and address of the organization to receive and hold the
student records; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) the official at the organization receiving the student records who is designated to
provide official copies of records or transcripts upon request;
new text end

new text begin (7) academic information, including the school's most recent catalog, all course syllabi,
and faculty credential information; and
new text end

new text begin (8) copies of any teach-out, transfer, or train-out agreement between the school and a
new school for students to be able to complete their studies. A teach-out fulfills the original
contract or agreement between the closing school and the student. If a teach-out is arranged
for another approved school to do the remaining occupational training, that other school
must (i) provide comparable education and training and (ii) agree that students transferring
from the closing school pay only what the cost of tuition and fees remain unpaid according
to the terms and conditions in the enrollment agreement entered into between the student
and the closing school.
new text end

new text begin (b) Without limitation as to other circumstance, a school shall be deemed to have ceased
operations when the school:
new text end

new text begin (1) has an unscheduled nonemergency closure or cancellation of classes for more than
24 hours without prior notice to the office;
new text end

new text begin (2) announces it is closed or closing; or
new text end

new text begin (3) files for bankruptcy.
new text end

new text begin (c) When a school is deemed to have ceased operations, the office shall provide the
school a reasonable time to correct student records and grant credentials. After that time,
the office must revoke the school's license. This revocation is not appealable under section
136A.829, subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.8295, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Disclosure. new text end

new text begin Schools must disclose on their website, student handbook, and
student catalog the student complaint process under this section to students.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.8295, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Private information. new text end

new text begin Student complaint data are private data. The office may
disclose student complaint data to law enforcement officials or in connection with a legal
or administrative proceeding commenced to enforce a requirement of law.
new text end

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.87, is amended to read:


136A.87 PLANNING INFORMATION FOR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION.

(a) The office shall make available to all residents beginning in 7th grade through
adulthood information about planning and preparing for postsecondary opportunities.
Information must be provided to all 7th grade students and their parents annually by
September 30 about planning for their postsecondary education. The office may also provide
information to high school students and their parents, to adults, and to out-of-school youth.

(b) The office shall gather and share information with students and parents about the
dual credit acceptance policies of each Minnesota public and private college and university.
The office shall gather and share information related to the acceptance policies for concurrent
enrollment courses, postsecondary enrollment options courses, advanced placement courses,
and international baccalaureate courses. This information must be shared on the office's
website and included in the information under paragraph (a).

(c) The information provided under paragraph (a) may include the following:

(1) the need to start planning early;

(2) the availability of assistance in educational planning from educational institutions
and other organizations;

(3) suggestions for studying effectively during high school;

(4) high school courses necessary to be adequately prepared for postsecondary education;

(5) encouragement to involve parents actively in planning for all phases of education;

(6) information about postsecondary education and training opportunities existing in the
state, their respective missions and expectations for students, their preparation requirements,
admission requirements, and student placement;

(7) ways to evaluate and select postsecondary institutions;

(8) the process of transferring credits among Minnesota postsecondary institutions and
systems;

(9) the costs of postsecondary education and the availability of financial assistance in
meeting these costs, including specific information about the Minnesota Promise;

(10) the interrelationship of assistance from student financial aid, public assistance, and
job training programs; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(11) financial planning for postsecondary educationdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (12) postsecondary education options for students with intellectual and developmental
disabilities.
new text end

Sec. 35.

new text begin [136F.305] Z-DEGREES.
new text end

new text begin A "Z-Degree" is a zero-textbook-cost associate's degree. Each college must offer the
opportunity to earn a Z-Degree. A college's course offerings for its Z-Degree program must
include at least two distinct courses in each transfer curriculum goal area and at least enough
credits in each transfer curriculum goal area to complete the transfer curriculum package.
new text end

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136F.38, is amended to read:


136F.38 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS.

Subdivision 1.

Program established.

The board shall develop a scholarship program
to incentivize new students new text beginand students returning from the workforce new text endto enter high-demand
occupations upon graduation.

Subd. 2.

Scholarship awards.

The program shall award scholarships at the beginning
of an academic term, in the amount of $2,500, to be distributed evenly between two terms.

Subd. 3.

Program eligibility.

(a) Scholarships shall be awarded only to a student eligible
for resident tuition, as defined in section 135A.043, who is enrolled in any of the following
programs of study or certification: (1) advanced manufacturing; (2) agriculture; (3) health
care services; deleted text beginordeleted text end (4) information technologynew text begin; (5) early childhood; or (6) transportationnew text end.

(b) The student must be enrolled for at least nine credits deleted text beginat a two-year collegedeleted text end in the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Subd. 4.

Renewal; cap.

A student who has received a scholarship may apply again but
total lifetime awards are not to exceed deleted text begin$5,000deleted text end new text begin$7,500 new text endper student. Students may only be
awarded a second scholarship upon completion of two academic termsnew text begin. Students may be
awarded a third scholarship if the student transfers to a corresponding program at a Minnesota
state university
new text end.

Subd. 5.

Administration.

(a) The board shall establish an application process and other
guidelines for implementing this program.

(b) The board shall give preference to students in financial need.

new text begin Subd. 5a. new text end

new text begin Local business partnerships. new text end

new text begin Beginning in 2020, and each year thereafter,
the board shall withhold ten percent of the appropriation. The withheld funds must be
distributed in the following year to institutions that successfully leverage private matching
funds from local businesses, resulting in additional scholarships by partnering with the local
business community.
new text end

Subd. 6.

Report required.

The board must submit an annual report by February 1 of
each year about the scholarship awards to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction over higher education
finance and policy. The first report is due no later than February 1, 2019. The annual report
shall describe the following:

(1) the number of students receiving a scholarship at each two-year college new text beginand each
university
new text endduring the previous fiscal year;

(2) the number of scholarships awarded for each program of study or certification
described in subdivision 3, paragraph (a);

(3) the number of scholarship recipients who completed a program of study or certification
described in subdivision 3, paragraph (a);

(4) the number of scholarship recipients who secured employment by their graduation
date and those who secured employment within three months of their graduation date;

(5) new text begina list of the institutions that received funding under subdivision 5a, the amount of
funding each institution received, and whether all withheld funds were distributed;
new text end

new text begin (6) new text enda list of occupations scholarship recipients are entering; and

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endthe number of students who were denied a scholarship.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136F.58, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Open educational resources. new text end

new text begin (a) Each instructor must review and approve
open educational resources for use in a course. "Open educational resources" are high-quality
teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been
released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing
by others, and may include other resources that are legally available and free of cost to
students. Open educational resources include course materials, modules, textbooks, articles,
faculty-created content, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or
techniques used to support access to knowledge.
new text end

new text begin (b) Instructors who are not teaching a full course load are required to actively identify
additional open educational resources for their courses.
new text end

Sec. 38.

new text begin [136F.707] ONLINE TUITION RATE.
new text end

new text begin The tuition for an online course must not exceed the tuition for a comparable on-campus
classroom course.
new text end

Sec. 39.

new text begin [137.68] ADVISORY COUNCIL ON RARE DISEASES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The University of Minnesota is requested to establish
an advisory council on rare diseases to provide advice on research, diagnosis, treatment,
and education related to rare diseases. For purposes of this section, "rare disease" has the
meaning given in United States Code, title 21, section 360bb. The council shall be called
the Chloe Barnes Advisory Council on Rare Diseases.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The advisory council may consist of public members appointed
by the Board of Regents or a designee according to paragraph (b) and four members of the
legislature appointed according to paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The Board of Regents or a designee is requested to appoint the following public
members:
new text end

new text begin (1) three physicians licensed and practicing in the state with experience researching,
diagnosing, or treating rare diseases, including one specializing in pediatrics;
new text end

new text begin (2) one registered nurse or advanced practice registered nurse licensed and practicing
in the state with experience treating rare diseases;
new text end

new text begin (3) at least two hospital administrators, or their designees, from hospitals in the state
that provide care to persons diagnosed with a rare disease. One administrator or designee
appointed under this clause must represent a hospital in which the scope of service focuses
on rare diseases of pediatric patients;
new text end

new text begin (4) three persons age 18 or older who either have a rare disease or are a caregiver of a
person with a rare disease;
new text end

new text begin (5) a representative of a rare disease patient organization that operates in the state;
new text end

new text begin (6) a social worker with experience providing services to persons diagnosed with a rare
disease;
new text end

new text begin (7) a pharmacist with experience with drugs used to treat rare diseases;
new text end

new text begin (8) a dentist licensed and practicing in the state with experience treating rare diseases;
new text end

new text begin (9) a representative of the biotechnology industry;
new text end

new text begin (10) a representative of health plan companies;
new text end

new text begin (11) a medical researcher with experience conducting research on rare diseases; and
new text end

new text begin (12) a genetic counselor with experience providing services to persons diagnosed with
a rare disease or caregivers of those persons.
new text end

new text begin (c) The advisory council shall include two members of the senate, one appointed by the
majority leader and one appointed by the minority leader; and two members of the house
of representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the house and one appointed by the
minority leader.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner of health or a designee, a representative of Mayo Medical School,
and a representative of the University of Minnesota Medical School shall serve as ex officio
nonvoting members of the advisory council.
new text end

new text begin (e) Initial appointments to the advisory council shall be made no later than September
1, 2019. Members appointed according to paragraph (b) shall serve for a term of three years,
except that the initial members appointed according to paragraph (b) shall have an initial
term of two, three, or four years determined by lot by the chairperson. Members appointed
according to paragraph (b) shall serve until their successors have been appointed.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The Board of Regents or a designee is requested to convene the first
meeting of the advisory council no later than October 1, 2019. The advisory council shall
meet at the call of the chairperson or at the request of a majority of advisory council members.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The advisory council's duties may include, but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) in conjunction with the state's medical schools, the state's schools of public health,
and hospitals in the state that provide care to persons diagnosed with a rare disease,
developing resources or recommendations relating to quality of and access to treatment and
services in the state for persons with a rare disease, including but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (i) a list of existing, publicly accessible resources on research, diagnosis, treatment, and
education relating to rare diseases;
new text end

new text begin (ii) identifying best practices for rare disease care implemented in other states, at the
national level, and at the international level that will improve rare disease care in the state
and seeking opportunities to partner with similar organizations in other states and countries;
new text end

new text begin (iii) identifying problems faced by patients with a rare disease when changing health
plans, including recommendations on how to remove obstacles faced by these patients to
finding a new health plan and how to improve the ease and speed of finding a new health
plan that meets the needs of patients with a rare disease; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) identifying best practices to ensure health care providers are adequately informed
of the most effective strategies for recognizing and treating rare diseases; and
new text end

new text begin (2) advising, consulting, and cooperating with the Department of Health, the Advisory
Committee on Heritable and Congenital Disorders, and other agencies of state government
in developing information and programs for the public and the health care community
relating to diagnosis, treatment, and awareness of rare diseases.
new text end

new text begin (b) The advisory council shall collect additional topic areas for study and evaluation
from the general public. In order for the advisory council to study and evaluate a topic, the
topic must be approved for study and evaluation by the advisory council.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Conflict of interest. new text end

new text begin Advisory council members are subject to the Board of
Regents policy on conflicts of interest.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Annual report. new text end

new text begin By January 1 of each year, beginning January 1, 2020, the
advisory council shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over higher education and health care policy on the advisory
council's activities under subdivision 4 and other issues on which the advisory council may
choose to report.
new text end

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 179A.20, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2b. new text end

new text begin Limited by appropriation. new text end

new text begin The Board of Trustees for Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities must not contract to pay more to employees in compensation and benefits
in a biennium than is permitted under an agreement between the board and the Department
of Management and Budget specifying how appropriated amounts will be spent.
new text end

Sec. 41. new text beginCURRICULUM FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall collaborate with Northwestern Health
Sciences University to develop a modified community health worker curriculum for
Northwestern Health Sciences University to train and certify as community health workers
under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0625, subdivision 49, chiropractors licensed under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 148.01 to 148.10, podiatrists licensed under Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 153, and acupuncturists licensed under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 147B.
new text end

Sec. 42. new text beginINCLUSIVE ACCESS PILOT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin The inclusive access pilot program is established to address textbook affordability in
postsecondary institutions and determine the cost savings for both students and the
participating institutions. Inclusive access provides a digital distribution of course material
instead of traditional textbooks. The commissioner of the Office of Higher Education shall
make a grant to a school in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system that
currently uses inclusive access for at least 20 percent of the courses that use publisher
materials, for purposes of expanding inclusive access to at least 60 percent of the courses
offered at the institution. The pilot program expires July 1, 2021. The grant recipient shall
report by December 1, 2021, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over higher education issues on the results of the pilot program,
including:
new text end

new text begin (1) cost savings;
new text end

new text begin (2) feasibility;
new text end

new text begin (3) user experience;
new text end

new text begin (4) faculty impact;
new text end

new text begin (5) accessibility; and
new text end

new text begin (6) academic results.
new text end

Sec. 43. new text beginUNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AND MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES
AND UNIVERSITIES REPORT ON TEN PERCENT REDUCTION IN
ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS.
new text end

new text begin The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall
each provide a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over higher education by July 1, 2020, detailing how the
University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities would achieve
a ten percent reduction in administrative costs. The term "administrative costs" must be
defined in the report. Each report must identify with specificity current administrative costs
and the proposed reductions to those costs that are necessary to achieve an overall ten percent
reduction for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 44. new text beginCOLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN MATCHING GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 136G.05, subdivision 5, 136G.09,
subdivisions 10 and 12, 136G.11, and 136G.13, subdivisions 2, 3, and 4, through June 30,
2021, the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education may resolve matching grant
issues that occurred after January 1, 2013. The commissioner shall limit the authority under
this section to assisting account owners or successors who were negatively impacted by
issues related to the matching grant.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
expires June 30, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 45. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 136A.15, subdivisions 2 and 7; and 136A.1701,
subdivision 12,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: S2415-1

136A.15 DEFINITIONS.

Subd. 2.

Academic year or its equivalent.

"Academic year or its equivalent" shall be as defined in the federal regulations which govern the administration of the National Vocational Student Loan Insurance Act of 1965 and title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Subd. 7.

Eligible lender.

"Eligible lender" means an eligible institution, an agency or instrumentality of a state, or a financial or credit institution (including an insurance company) which is subject to examination and supervision by an agency of the state of Minnesota or of the United States.

136A.1701 SUPPLEMENTAL AND ADDITIONAL LOANS.

Subd. 12.

Eligible student.

"Eligible student" means a student who is a Minnesota resident who is enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an eligible institution in Minnesota or in another state or province. Non-Minnesota residents are eligible students if they are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a minimum of one course of at least 30 days in length during the academic year that requires physical attendance at an eligible institution located in Minnesota. Non-Minnesota resident students enrolled exclusively during the academic year in correspondence courses or courses offered over the Internet are not eligible students. Non-Minnesota resident students not physically attending classes in Minnesota due to enrollment in a study abroad program for 12 months or less are eligible students. Non-Minnesota residents enrolled in study abroad programs exceeding 12 months are not eligible students. For purposes of this section, an "eligible student" must also meet the eligibility requirements of section 136A.15, subdivision 8.