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SF 3062

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/15/2018 01:05pm

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; making clarifying and technical changes to loan
forgiveness programs;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 136A.1791,
subdivision 8; 136A.1795, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement,
section 136A.1789, subdivision 2; Laws 2017, chapter 89, article 1, section 2,
subdivisions 31, 32, 33, 34.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 136A.1789, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Creation of account.

(a) An aviation degree loan forgiveness program account
is established in the special revenue fund to provide qualified pilots and qualified aircraft
technicians with financial assistance in repaying qualified education loans. The commissioner
must use money from the account to establish and administer the aviation degree loan
forgiveness program.

(b) Appropriations made to the aviation degree loan forgiveness program account do
not cancel and are available until expended.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 136A.1791, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Fund Account established.

A teacher shortage loan forgiveness repayment
fund account is created in the special revenue fund for depositing money appropriated to
or received by the commissioner for the program. Money deposited in the fund shall not
revert to any state fund at the end of any fiscal year but remains in the loan forgiveness
repayment fund and is continuously available for loan forgiveness under this section.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 136A.1795, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Establishment; administration.

(a) The commissioner shall establish and
administer a loan forgiveness program for large animal veterinarians who:

(1) agree to practice in designated rural areas that are considered underserved; and

(2) work full time in a practice that is at least 50 percent involved with the care of food
animals.

(b) A large animal veterinarian loan forgiveness program account is established in the
special revenue fund. The commissioner must use money from the account to establish and
administer the program under this section. Appropriations to the commissioner for the
program are for transfer to the fund.

(c) Appropriations made to the program do not cancel and are available until expended.

Sec. 4.

Laws 2017, chapter 89, article 1, section 2, subdivision 31, is amended to read:


Subd. 31.

Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness

200,000
200,000

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

The commissioner may use no more than three
percent of this appropriation to administer the
program under this subdivision.

Sec. 5.

Laws 2017, chapter 89, article 1, section 2, subdivision 32, is amended to read:


Subd. 32.

Large Animal Veterinarian Loan
Forgiveness Program

375,000
375,000

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

Sec. 6.

Laws 2017, chapter 89, article 1, section 2, subdivision 33, is amended to read:


Subd. 33.

Agricultural Educators Loan
Forgiveness

50,000
50,000

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

Sec. 7.

Laws 2017, chapter 89, article 1, section 2, subdivision 34, is amended to read:


Subd. 34.

Aviation Degree Loan Forgiveness
Program

25,000
25,000

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

Sec. 8. ONGOING APPROPRIATION.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.1791, subdivision 8, the appropriation
made in Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 62, subdivision 11, is available until
June 30, 2019.

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