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SF 2652

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/13/2018 08:37am

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; modifying the calculation of transportation aid for
pupils enrolled in postsecondary enrollment options; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124D.09, subdivision 22; Laws 2017,
First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 19, subdivision 3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124D.09, subdivision 22, is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Transportation.

(a) A parent or guardian of a pupil enrolled in a course for
secondary credit may apply to the pupil's district of residence for reimbursement for
transporting the pupil between the secondary school in which the pupil is enrolled or the
pupil's home and the postsecondary institution that the pupil attends. The state shall provide
state aid to a district in an amount sufficient to reimburse the parent or guardian for the
necessary transportation costs when the family's or guardian's income is at or below the
poverty level, as determined by the federal government
student is eligible for a free or
reduced-price meal
. The reimbursement shall be the pupil's actual cost of transportation or
15 cents the United States Internal Revenue Service business standard mileage rate per mile
traveled, whichever is less. Reimbursement may not be paid for more than 250 miles per
week. However, if the nearest postsecondary institution is more than 25 miles from the
pupil's resident secondary school, the weekly reimbursement may not exceed the
reimbursement rate per mile times the actual distance between the secondary school or the
pupil's home and the nearest postsecondary institution times ten. The state must pay aid to
the district according to this subdivision.

(b) A parent or guardian of an alternative pupil enrolled in a course for secondary credit
may apply to the pupil's postsecondary institution for reimbursement for transporting the
pupil between the secondary school in which the pupil is enrolled or the pupil's home and
the postsecondary institution in an amount sufficient to reimburse the parent or guardian
for the necessary transportation costs when the family's or guardian's income is at or below
the poverty level, as determined by the federal government
student is eligible for a free or
reduced-price meal
. The amount of the reimbursement shall be determined as in paragraph
(a). The state must pay aid to the postsecondary institution according to this subdivision.

(c) "Necessary transportation costs" under this subdivision includes the costs of
transportation in a private vehicle, bus, taxi, or other shared vehicle.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for fiscal year 2019 and later.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 19, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Enrollment options transportation.

For transportation of pupils attending
postsecondary institutions under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, or for transportation
of pupils attending nonresident districts under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.03:

$
29,000
.....
2018
$
31,000
.......
.....
2019

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for fiscal year 2019 and later.

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