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SF 3293

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/22/2022 08:33am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to teacher licensing; providing for short-call substitute teacher emergency
licensing provisions; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginSHORT-CALL SUBSTITUTE TEACHER EMERGENCY LICENSING
PROVISIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) A short-call substitute teacher licensure candidate may apply to the Professional
Educator Licensing and Standards Board for a short-call substitute teaching license to teach
in any content area with a teacher vacancy that a school district or charter school determines
is appropriate. The board must issue a license to a candidate who successfully demonstrates
that they meet the qualifications for the license. The application information must sufficiently
demonstrate that the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) meets the professional requirements for a Tier 1 license under Minnesota Statutes,
section 122A.181, subdivision 2, paragraph (a) or (b);
new text end

new text begin (2) is enrolled in a state-approved teacher preparation program and has successfully
completed student teaching; or
new text end

new text begin (3) has been employed as an education support personnel or paraprofessional within a
district or charter school for at least one academic year.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board must not issue a teaching
license until a background study under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.18, subdivision
8, is completed. The board may deny the license upon receiving background study
information.
new text end

new text begin (c) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board may require an applicant
to provide a college transcript, where applicable, and the applicant has 60 days to provide
the transcript. The board must issue a temporary teaching license pending receipt of the
college transcript, where applicable, and must suspend or revoke the license immediately
if the transcript is not provided after 60 days.
new text end

new text begin (d) Each assignment to replace a teacher of record must last no longer than 20 consecutive
school days.
new text end

new text begin (e) A school district or charter school must report any complaints against a short-call
substitute teacher licensed under this section to the Professional Educator Licensing and
Standards Board.
new text end

new text begin (f) There is no cost to the school district, charter school, or licensure applicant for their
short-call substitute teacher license application or for the background study required under
paragraph (b). The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board must report to the
commissioner of management and budget all expenditures related to processing applications
and issuing short-call substitute teacher licenses. The commissioner of management and
budget must reimburse the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board for eligible
short-call substitute teacher license expenses with funds from the state fiscal recovery federal
fund. For the purposes of this section, "state fiscal recovery federal fund" means funds
received by the state from the state fiscal recovery fund in the American Rescue Plan Act,
Public Law 117-2.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
is applicable for the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 school years only.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the state fiscal recovery federal fund
to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board for short-call substitute teacher
emergency license expenses. The base for fiscal year 2024 is $........ The base for fiscal year
2025 is $........ The base for fiscal year 2026 is $0.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purposes of this section, "state fiscal recovery federal fund" means funds
received by the state from the state fiscal recovery fund in the American Rescue Plan Act,
Public Law 117-2. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until December 31, 2026.
Any funds not obligated by eligible organizations by November 15, 2024, must be returned
to the commissioner of management and budget.
new text end