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SF 5

5th Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 05/22/2015 03:46pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; establishing a budget for higher education;
appropriating money to the Office of Higher Education, the Board of Trustees
of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the Board of Regents of
the University of Minnesota; appropriating money for tuition relief; making
various policy and technical changes to higher-education-related provisions;
regulating the policies of postsecondary institutions relating to sexual harassment
and sexual violence; providing goals, standards, programs, and grants; requiring
reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 5.41, subdivisions 2, 3;
13.32, subdivision 6; 13.322, by adding a subdivision; 16C.075; 124D.09, by
adding subdivisions; 124D.091, subdivision 1; 135A.15, subdivisions 1, 2, by
adding subdivisions; 136A.01, by adding a subdivision; 136A.101, subdivisions
5a, 8; 136A.121, subdivision 20; 136A.125, subdivisions 2, 4, 4b; 136A.1701,
subdivision 4; 136A.861, subdivision 1; 137.54; 177.23, subdivision 7; Laws
2014, chapter 312, article 13, section 47; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapters 135A; 136A; 136F; 175; 626; repealing Minnesota
Rules, part 4830.7500, subparts 2a, 2b.

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

ARTICLE 1

HIGHER EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginSUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Summary By Fund. new text end

new text begin The amounts shown in this subdivision
summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made in this article.
new text end

new text begin SUMMARY BY FUND
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,527,906,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,569,579,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,097,485,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 2,157,000
new text end
new text begin 2,157,000
new text end
new text begin 4,314,000
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,530,063,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,571,736,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,101,799,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Summary By Agency - All Funds. new text end

new text begin The amounts shown in this subdivision
summarize direct appropriations, by agency, made in this article.
new text end

new text begin SUMMARY BY AGENCY - ALL FUNDS
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin Minnesota Office of Higher
Education
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 248,773,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 255,456,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 504,229,000
new text end
new text begin Board of Trustees of the
Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities
new text end
new text begin 642,833,000
new text end
new text begin 662,823,000
new text end
new text begin 1,305,656,000
new text end
new text begin Board of Regents of the
University of Minnesota
new text end
new text begin 637,106,000
new text end
new text begin 652,106,000
new text end
new text begin 1,289,212,000
new text end
new text begin Mayo Clinic
new text end
new text begin 1,351,000
new text end
new text begin 1,351,000
new text end
new text begin 2,702,000
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,530,063,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,571,736,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,101,799,000
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginHIGHER EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS.
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 "2016" and "2017" used in this article mean that the
appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, or
June 30, 2017, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2016. "The second year" is fiscal
year 2017. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
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 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

Sec. 3. 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 248,773,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 255,456,000
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 186,213,000
new text end
new text begin 186,213,000
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 6,684,000
new text end
new text begin 6,684,000
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 Minnesota 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 High School-to-College Developmental
Transition Grants
new text end

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

new text begin For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
136A.862, for the high school-to-college
developmental transition program grants.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. 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 This appropriation includes funding to
administer the intervention for college
attendance program grants.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. 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. 12. 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. 13. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Minority Partnership
new text end

new text begin 45,000
new text end
new text begin 45,000
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 467,000
new text end
new text begin 467,000
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 County Medical Center
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 County Medical
Center for graduate family medical education
programs at Hennepin County Medical
Center.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin MNSCU Two-Year Public College
Program
new text end

new text begin 9,107,000
new text end
new text begin 15,253,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $7,255,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
$12,357,000 in fiscal year 2017 are for
two-year public college program grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.1212. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2019.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,627,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
$2,771,000 in fiscal year 2017 are to provide
mentoring and outreach as specified under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.1212. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2019.
new text end

new text begin (c) $225,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
$125,000 in fiscal year 2017 are for
information technology and administrative
costs associated with implementation of the
grant program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin College Possible
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
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 benefitting
from student service hours.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

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

new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin For the large animal veterinarian loan
forgiveness program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 136A.1795. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

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

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

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

new text begin Subd. 22. new text end

new text begin Summer Academic Enrichment
Program
new text end

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

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

new text begin Subd. 23. new text end

new text begin Young Farmers Summer Seminar
and Practicum Program
new text end

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

new text begin For the young farmer summer seminar
and practicum program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 136A.1285.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 24. new text end

new text begin Washington Center Internship
Program Scholarships
new text end

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

new text begin For scholarships to Minnesota residents
attending Minnesota public or private
degree-granting higher education institutions.
The scholarships are for attending and
participating in the Washington Center's
creditworthy academic internship program
during fall, spring, or summer terms.
The program combines work experience
in Washington, D.C., with participation
in civic engagement and leadership
activities. Approximately two-thirds of
the appropriation shall be allocated to
public higher education institutions and
the remainder to private institutions.
Each institution may set up a scholarship
application process for its students or
combine with other institutions in an
application process. The commissioner shall
create a process to allocate the appropriation
among institutions. The commissioner may
reallocate money among institutions if an
institution does not expend its allocation.
new text end

new text begin 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 about the number of students who
participated in the program, the public or
private institution they attend, and program
activities in which the students participated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 25. new text end

new text begin Dual Training Competency Grants;
OHE
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin For training grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 136A.43.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 26. new text end

new text begin Dual Training Competency Grants;
DOLI
new text end

new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin 250,000
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. 27. new text end

new text begin Concurrent Enrollment Courses
new text end

new text begin 1,115,000
new text end
new text begin 1,115,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
$1,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 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 2016 and
$115,000 in fiscal year 2017 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. 28. new text end

new text begin Student Loan Debt Counseling
new text end

new text begin 300,000
new text end
new text begin 300,000
new text end

new text begin For student loan debt counseling under
article 15.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 29. new text end

new text begin Sexual Violence and Harassment
Reporting
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 30. new text end

new text begin Institutional Information Disclosure
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 31. new text end

new text begin Agency Administration
new text end

new text begin 2,642,000
new text end
new text begin 2,679,000
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, $115,000 in fiscal year 2016
and $115,000 in fiscal year 2017 are for the
Midwest Higher Education Compact.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 32. 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. 33. 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 and divisions
with jurisdiction over higher education
finance.
new text end

Sec. 4. 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 642,833,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 662,823,000
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 605,644,000
new text end
new text begin 625,634,000
new text end

new text begin Of the amount appropriated in this
subdivision:
new text end

new text begin $19,450,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
$39,265,000 in fiscal year 2017 are to
minimize any increase in a student's cost of
attendance; to provide career-technical and
liberal arts education to a diverse population
of Minnesotans from every community to
compete in a global economy; to develop
programs of study that provide Minnesota
with the Workforce for the 21st Century; and
to leverage existing and new partnerships
with education partners, local communities,
and employers to ensure student success.
new text end

new text begin The Board of Trustees is requested to:
new text end

new text begin (1) maintain a low cost of mission;
new text end

new text begin (2) develop timely completion strategies for
all programs of study;
new text end

new text begin (3) increase the success rate for all students;
and
new text end

new text begin (4) strengthen relationships with industry and
the communities of greater Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin $125,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $125,000 in
fiscal year 2017 are for activities related to
the implementation of new transfer pathways.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $100,000
in fiscal year 2017 are for developing and
teaching online agriculture courses by farm
business management faculty at colleges that
offer farm business management.
new text end

new text begin Institutions developing courses under this
appropriation shall focus on introductory
coursework, and must coordinate with one
another to offer complimentary courses
and avoid duplication. The appropriation
may not be used to develop courses already
available through another state college or
university. Institutions receiving funds from
this appropriation must have one course
developed and ready for student enrollment
within one year of receiving funds.
new text end

new text begin $500,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $500,000
in fiscal year 2017 are to create and develop
a teacher preparation program leading
to licensure in agricultural education at
Southwest Minnesota State University.
new text end

new text begin An institution receiving funds under this
appropriation shall provide the committees
of the legislature with primary jurisdiction
over agriculture policy, K-12 education
policy, and higher education policy and
finance with a report on the institution's
progress in creating an agricultural education
licensure program and increasing the number
of students receiving a teaching license in
agricultural education. Each institution must
submit a report as required under this section
by February 15, 2016, and by February 15,
2017.
new text end

new text begin $50,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $50,000 in
fiscal year 2017 are to implement a program
to assist foreign-born students and groups
underrepresented in nursing to succeed
in postsecondary nursing programs. This
program shall include but not be limited to
mentoring programs and seminars.
new text end

new text begin One-quarter of this appropriation must be
distributed to Minneapolis Community and
Technical College. One-quarter of this
appropriation must be distributed to Century
College. One-half of this appropriation
must be distributed in equal amounts to
two state colleges or universities that
are located outside of the seven-county
metropolitan area. The board must select
the state colleges or universities outside
of the seven-county metropolitan area
based on the proportion of enrolled nursing
students that are foreign-born or from groups
underrepresented in nursing.
new text end

new text begin The program established under this
appropriation shall be called the "Kathleen
McCullough-Zander Success in Nursing
Program."
new text end

new text begin $100,000 in fiscal year 2016 is appropriated
for an internship program operated by the
Institute for Community Engagement and
Scholarship at Metropolitan State University.
The internship program must provide
students with valuable workplace skills
and networking opportunities that enhance
employability and career prospects. This is a
onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin The program shall submit a brief report to
the chairs and ranking minority members of
the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over higher education regarding the number
of students who participated in the program,
program activities, and employment
experience information.
new text end

new text begin $150,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $600,000
in fiscal year 2017 are to establish a
veterans-to-agriculture pilot program. The
appropriation for fiscal year 2016 shall be
used to establish the pilot program at South
Central College, North Mankato campus, and
the appropriation for fiscal year 2017 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 The veterans-to-agriculture pilot program
shall be designed to facilitate the entrance
of military veterans into careers related to
agriculture and food production, processing,
and distribution through intensive, four- to
eight-week academic training in relevant
fields of study, job development programs
and outreach to potential employers, and
appropriate career-building skills designed
to assist returning veterans in entering
the civilian workforce. Upon successful
completion, a student shall be awarded
a certificate of completion or another
appropriate academic credit.
new text end

new text begin The pilot program shall be coordinated
by South Central College, North Mankato
campus' farm business management program
and developed in collaboration with the
University of Minnesota Extension, the
Department of Agriculture, the Department
of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of
Employment and Economic Development.
The program coordinators are encouraged to
involve other interested stakeholders in the
development and operation of the program,
and may request assistance with applications
for grants or other funding from available
federal, state, local, and private sources. As
necessary, they may also work with other
public or private entities to secure temporary
housing for enrolled students.
new text end

new text begin In addition to South Central College, North
Mankato campus, the pilot program shall
be delivered by up to five additional state
colleges. One of the additional colleges must
be located in the seven-county metropolitan
area, at a campus that has agreed to
incorporate the pilot program as part of an
urban agriculture program, and the remaining
additional colleges must be located outside
of the seven-county metropolitan area,
at campuses with existing farm business
management programs.
new text end

new text begin No later than December 15, 2016, 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 $175,000 in fiscal year 2016 is appropriated
to award up to two pilot grants to
system institutions with a Board of
Teaching-approved teacher preparation
program to provide a school year-long
student teaching program. The Board of
Trustees must report to the kindergarten
through grade 12 and higher education
committees of the legislature by March
1, 2017, on the experiences of the grant
recipients and the student teachers with the
school year-long student teaching program.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin $40,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $40,000 in
fiscal year 2017 are for activities related to
sexual harassment and violence reporting
requirements.
new text end

new text begin Five percent of the fiscal year 2017
appropriation specified in this subdivision
is available according to the schedule in
clauses (1) to (5) in fiscal year 2017 when
the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities demonstrates to
the commissioner of management and budget
that the board has met the following specified
number of performance goals:
new text end

new text begin (1) 100 percent if the board meets four or
five of the goals;
new text end

new text begin (2) 75 percent if three of the goals are met;
new text end

new text begin (3) 50 percent if two of the goals are met;
new text end

new text begin (4) 25 percent if one of the goals is met; and
new text end

new text begin (5) zero percent if none of the goals are met.
new text end

new text begin The performance goals are:
new text end

new text begin (1) increase by at least four percent in fiscal
year 2015, compared to fiscal year 2008,
degrees, diplomas, and certificates conferred;
new text end

new text begin (2) increase by at least five percent the fiscal
year 2015-related employment rate for 2014
graduates, compared to the 2012 rate for
2011 graduates;
new text end

new text begin (3) for fiscal year 2016, reallocate
$22,000,000 of administrative costs. The
Board of Trustees is requested to redirect
those funds to invest in direct mission
activities, stem growth in cost of attendance,
and to programs that benefit students;
new text end

new text begin (4) increase by at least four percent the
fall 2015 persistence and completion rate
for fall 2014 entering students who enter
with academic deficiencies or remedial
coursework, compared to the fall 2012 rate
for fall 2011 entering students; and
new text end

new text begin (5) increase by at least five percent the
fiscal year 2015 degrees awarded to students
who took no more than 128 credits for a
baccalaureate degree and 68 credits for
associate in arts, associate of science, or
associate in fine arts degrees, as compared to
the rate for 2011 graduates.
new text end

new text begin By August 1, 2015, the Board of Trustees
and the Minnesota Office of Higher
Education must agree on specific numerical
indicators and definitions for each of the five
goals that will be used to demonstrate the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities'
attainment of each goal. On or before April
1, 2016, the Board of Trustees must report
to the legislative committees with primary
jurisdiction over higher education finance
and policy the progress of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities toward
attaining the goals. The appropriation
base for the next biennium shall include
appropriations not made available under this
subdivision for failure to meet performance
goals. All of the appropriation that is not
available due to failure to meet performance
goals is appropriated to the commissioner
of the Office of Higher Education for fiscal
year 2017 for the purpose of the state grant
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
136A.121.
new text end

new text begin Performance metrics are intended to facilitate
progress towards the attainment goals under
Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.012.
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

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Tuition Freeze
new text end

new text begin The Board of Trustees may not set the tuition
rate in any undergraduate degree-granting
program for the 2015-2016 academic year at
a rate greater than the 2014-2015 academic
year rate. The student tuition relief may not
be offset by increases in mandatory fees,
charges, or other assessments to the student.
new text end

Sec. 5. 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 637,106,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 652,106,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 634,949,000
new text end
new text begin 649,949,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 2,157,000
new text end
new text begin 2,157,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Operations and Maintenance
new text end

new text begin 568,011,000
new text end
new text begin 583,011,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes funding for
operation and maintenance of the system. Of
the amount appropriated in this subdivision:
new text end

new text begin $30,000,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
$30,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 are to
minimize any increase in a student's cost
of attendance; for research to solve the
challenges facing our state, nation, and
world; to educate a diverse population of
Minnesotans from every community who
show the greatest promise; and for public
service that builds lasting partnerships with
communities across the state to address our
most complex and pressing issues. The
Board of Regents is requested to:
new text end

new text begin (1) maintain a low cost of mission and
advance operational excellence;
new text end

new text begin (2) increase the diversity of the university's
students, faculty, and staff; and
new text end

new text begin (3) strengthen the university's relationships
with the agriculture industry and the
communities of greater Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
$20,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 are to:
new text end

new text begin (1) increase the medical school's research
capacity;
new text end

new text begin (2) improve the medical school's ranking in
National Institutes of Health funding;
new text end

new text begin (3) ensure the medical school's national
prominence by attracting and retaining
world-class faculty, staff, and students;
new text end

new text begin (4) invest in physician training programs in
rural and underserved communities; and
new text end

new text begin (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 The Board of Regents is requested to
consider hiring additional faculty to conduct
research related to regenerative medicine.
new text end

new text begin Five percent of the fiscal year 2017
appropriation specified in this subdivision
is available according to the schedule in
clauses (1) to (5) in fiscal year 2017 when
the Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota demonstrates to the commissioner
of management and budget that the board
has met the following specified number of
performance goals:
new text end

new text begin (1) 100 percent if the board meets four or
five of the goals;
new text end

new text begin (2) 75 percent if three of the goals are met;
new text end

new text begin (3) 50 percent if two of the goals are met;
new text end

new text begin (4) 25 percent if one of the goals is met; and
new text end

new text begin (5) zero percent if none of the goals are met.
new text end

new text begin The performance goals are:
new text end

new text begin (1) increase by at least one percent
the four-year, five-year, or six-year
undergraduate graduation rates, averaged
over three years, for students of color
systemwide at the University of Minnesota
reported in fall 2016 over fall 2014. The
average rate for fall 2014 is calculated with
the graduation rates reported in fall 2012,
2013, and 2014;
new text end

new text begin (2) increase by at least two percent the
total number of undergraduate STEM
degrees, averaged over three years, conferred
systemwide by the University of Minnesota
reported in fiscal year 2016 over fiscal year
2014. The averaged number for fiscal year
2014 is calculated with the fiscal year 2012,
2013, and 2014 numbers;
new text end

new text begin (3) increase by at least one percent the
four-year undergraduate graduation rate at
the University of Minnesota reported in fall
2016 over fall 2014. The average rate for
fall 2014 is calculated with the graduation
rates reported in fall 2012, 2013, and 2014.
The averaged number for fiscal year 2014 is
calculated with the fiscal year 2012, 2013,
and 2014 numbers;
new text end

new text begin (4) for fiscal year 2016, reallocate
$15,000,000 of administrative costs. The
Board of Regents is requested to redirect
those funds to invest in direct mission
activities, stem growth in cost of attendance,
and to programs that benefit students; and
new text end

new text begin (5) increase licensing disclosures by three
percent for fiscal year 2016 over fiscal year
2015.
new text end

new text begin By August 1, 2015, the Board of Regents and
the Office of Higher Education must agree on
specific numerical indicators and definitions
for each of the five goals that will be used to
demonstrate the University of Minnesota's
attainment of each goal. On or before April
1, 2016, the Board of Regents must report
to the legislative committees with primary
jurisdiction over higher education finance
and policy the progress of the University of
Minnesota toward attaining the goals. The
appropriation base for the next biennium shall
include appropriations not made available
under this subdivision for failure to meet
performance goals. All of the appropriation
that is not available due to failure to meet
performance goals is appropriated to the
commissioner of the Office of Higher
Education for fiscal year 2017 for the purpose
of the state grant program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 136A.121.
new text end

new text begin Performance metrics are intended to facilitate
progress towards the attainment goals under
Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.012.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Primary Care Education Initiatives
new text end

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

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

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Special Appropriations
new text end

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

new text begin (5) by February 1, 2017, the Board of Regents
must submit a report to the legislative
committees and divisions with responsibility
for agriculture and higher education finance
on the status and outcomes of research and
initiatives funded in this paragraph.
new text end

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

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

new text begin (c) new text 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 5,181,000
new text end
new text begin 5,181,000
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 (e) University of Minnesota and Mayo
Foundation Partnership
new text end
new text begin 8,491,000
new text end
new text begin 8,491,000
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 2016 and
$7,491,000 in fiscal year 2017 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 committee responsible for
higher education finance by June 30 of each
fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin (2) $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
$1,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 are to award
competitive grants to conduct research into
the prevention, treatment, causes, and cures
of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Academic Health Center
new text end

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

Sec. 6. 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

Sec. 7. new text beginMNSCU PRESIDENTIAL SELECTION PROCESS; REPORT.
new text end

new text begin The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall report
in writing to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees
with jurisdiction over higher education by October 1, 2015, its schedule for adopting
a presidential selection process as a comprehensive formal written policy. The board
is encouraged to engage stakeholders in developing the board policy. The board must
strongly consider a policy that provides clarity in the selection process, enhances
communication and the opportunity for local input by colleges and universities and
community stakeholders they serve, and that reflects the need to consult with and to keep a
presidential selection advisory committee informed during the entire selection process.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginUNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA BUDGET ALLOCATION REPORT.
new text end

new text begin The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota shall report by February 1,
2016, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
primary jurisdiction over higher education finance on the factors it considers to allocate
funds to separate campuses. The report must specifically, without limitation, address the
issue of whether non-Twin Cities campuses are treated as single units for budget allocation
purposes or treated as comprised of multiple units. The report must discuss the effect of
treating a campus as a single unit and the reasons for that treatment.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.32, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

deleted text beginAdmissions forms;deleted text end Remedial instruction.

deleted text begin (a) Minnesota postsecondary
education institutions, for purposes of reporting and research, may collect on the
1986-1987 admissions form, and disseminate to any public educational agency or
institution the following data on individuals: student sex, ethnic background, age, and
disabilities. The data shall not be required of any individual and shall not be used for
purposes of determining the person's admission to an institution.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (a)new text end A school district that receives information under subdivision 3, paragraph
(h) from a postsecondary institution about an identifiable student shall maintain the
data as educational data and use that data to conduct studies to improve instruction.
Public postsecondary systems as part of their participation in the Statewide Longitudinal
Education Data System shall provide data on the extent and content of the remedial
instruction received by individual students, and the results of assessment testing and the
academic performance of, students who graduated from a Minnesota school district within
two years before receiving the remedial instruction. The Office of Higher Education, in
collaboration with the Department of Education, shall evaluate the data and annually
report its findings to the education committees of the legislature.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end This section supersedes any inconsistent provision of law.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16C.075, is amended to read:


16C.075 E-VERIFY.

A contract for services valued in excess of $50,000 must require certification from
the vendor and any subcontractors that, as of the date services on behalf of the state of
Minnesota will be performed, the vendor and all subcontractors have implemented or are
in the process of implementing the federal E-Verify program for all newly hired employees
in the United States who will perform work on behalf of the state of Minnesota. This
section does not apply to contracts entered into by thenew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end State Board of Investmentdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the Office of Higher Education for contracts related to credit reporting services if
the office certifies that those services cannot be reasonably obtained if this section applies.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 136A.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Incentive programs. new text end

new text begin The commissioner is authorized to utilize incentive
gifts including, but not limited to, gift cards in order to promote to the public the various
programs administered by the office. The annual total expenditures for such incentive
programs shall not exceed $10,000.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 136A.125, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligible students.

(a) An applicant is eligible for a child care grant if
the applicant:

(1) is a resident of the state of Minnesotanew text begin or the applicant's spouse is a resident
of the state of Minnesota
new text end;

(2) has a child 12 years of age or younger, or 14 years of age or younger who is
disabled as defined in section 125A.02, and who is receiving or will receive care on a
regular basis from a licensed or legal, nonlicensed caregiver;

(3) is income eligible as determined by the office's policies and rules, but is not a
recipient of assistance from the Minnesota family investment program;

(4) has not earned a baccalaureate degree and has been enrolled full time less than
eight semesters or the equivalent;

(5) is pursuing a nonsectarian program or course of study that applies to an
undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate;

(6) is enrolled at least half time in an eligible institution; and

(7) is in good academic standing and making satisfactory academic progress.

(b) A student who withdraws from enrollment for active military service after
December 31, 2002, because the student was ordered to active military service as defined
in section 190.05, subdivision 5b or 5c, or for a major illness, while under the care of a
medical professional, that substantially limits the student's ability to complete the term
is entitled to an additional semester or the equivalent of grant eligibility and will be
considered to be in continuing enrollment status upon return.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2015, and applies to
academic terms commencing on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 136A.125, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Amount and length of grants.

(a) The amount of a child care grant
must be based on:

(1) the income of the applicant and the applicant's spouse;

(2) the number in the applicant's family, as defined by the office; and

(3) the number of eligible children in the applicant's family.

(b) The maximum award to the applicant shall be $2,800 for each eligible child per
academic year, except that the campus financial aid officer may apply to the office for
approval to increase grants by up to ten percent to compensate for higher market charges
for infant care in a community. The office shall develop policies to determine community
market costs and review institutional requests for compensatory grant increases to ensure
need and equal treatment. The office shall prepare a chart to show the amount of a grant
that will be awarded per child based on the factors in this subdivision. The chart shall
include a range of income and family size.

new text begin (c) Applicants with family incomes at or below a percentage of the federal poverty
level, as determined by the commissioner, will qualify for the maximum award. The
commissioner shall attempt to set the percentage at a level estimated to fully expend the
available appropriation for child care grants. Applicants with family incomes exceeding
that threshold will receive the maximum award minus ten percent of their income
exceeding that threshold. If the result is less than zero, the grant is zero.
new text end

new text begin (d) The academic year award amount must be disbursed by academic term using the
following formula:
new text end

new text begin (1) the academic year amount described in paragraph (b);
new text end

new text begin (2) divided by the number of terms in the academic year;
new text end

new text begin (3) divided by 15; and
new text end

new text begin (4) multiplied by the number of credits for which the student is enrolled that
academic term, up to 15 credits.
new text end

new text begin Payments shall be made each academic term to the student or to the child care
provider, as determined by the institution. Institutions may make payments more than
once within the academic term.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 136A.125, subdivision 4b, is amended to read:


Subd. 4b.

Additional grants.

An additionalnew text begin term ofnew text end child care grant may be
awarded to an applicant attending classes outside of the regular academic year who meets
the requirements in subdivisions 2 and 4new text begin. The annual maximum grant per eligible child
must not exceed the calculated annual amount in subdivision 4, plus the additional amount
in this subdivision, or the student's estimated annual child care cost for not more than 40
hours per week per eligible child, whichever is less
new text end.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 136A.1701, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Terms and conditions of loans.

(a) The office may loan money upon
such terms and conditions as the office may prescribe. deleted text beginUnder the SELF IV program, the
principal amount of a loan to an undergraduate student for a single academic year shall not
exceed $7,500 per grade level. The aggregate principal amount of all loans made subject
to this paragraph to an undergraduate student shall not exceed $37,500. The principal
amount of a loan to a graduate student for a single academic year shall not exceed $9,000.
The aggregate principal amount of all loans made subject to this paragraph to a student as
an undergraduate and graduate student shall not exceed $55,500. The amount of the loan
may not exceed the cost of attendance less all other financial aid, including PLUS loans or
other similar parent loans borrowed on the student's behalf. The cumulative SELF loan
debt must not exceed the borrowing maximums in paragraph (b).
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The cumulative undergraduate borrowing maximums for SELF IV loans are:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) grade level 1, $7,500;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) grade level 2, $15,000;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) grade level 3, $22,500;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) grade level 4, $30,000; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) grade level 5, $37,500.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end The deleted text beginprincipaldeleted text endnew text begin maximum loannew text end amount deleted text beginof a SELF V or subsequent phase
loan
deleted text end to students enrolled in a bachelor's degree program, postbaccalaureate, or graduate
program must deleted text beginnot exceed $10,000 per grade leveldeleted text endnew text begin be determined annually by the officenew text end.
For all other eligible students, the principal amount of the loan must not exceed $7,500 per
grade level. The aggregate principal amount of all loans made subject to this paragraph to
a student as an undergraduate and graduate student must not exceed deleted text begin$70,000deleted text endnew text begin $140,000new text end.
The amount of the loan must not exceed the cost of attendancenew text begin as determined by the
eligible institution
new text end less all other financial aid, including PLUS loans or other similar parent
loans borrowed on the student's behalf. The cumulative SELF loan debt must not exceed
the borrowing maximums in paragraph deleted text begin(d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end(1) The cumulative borrowing maximums new text beginmust be determined annually by the
office
new text endfor deleted text beginSELF V loans and subsequent phases fordeleted text end students enrolled in a bachelor's degree
program or postbaccalaureate program deleted text beginare:deleted text endnew text begin. In determining the cumulative borrowing
maximums, the office shall, among other considerations, take into consideration the
maximum SELF loan amount, student financing needs, funding capacity for the SELF
program, delinquency and default loss management, and current financial market
conditions.
new text end

deleted text begin (i) grade level 1, $10,000;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) grade level 2, $20,000;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iii) grade level 3, $30,000;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iv) grade level 4, $40,000; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (v) grade level 5, $50,000.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) For graduate level students, the borrowing limit is $10,000 per nine-month
academic year, with a cumulative maximum for all SELF debt of $70,000.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end For all other eligible students, the cumulative borrowing maximums deleted text beginfor
SELF V loans and subsequent phases
deleted text end are:

(i) grade level 1, $7,500;

(ii) grade level 2, $15,000;

(iii) grade level 3, $22,500;

(iv) grade level 4, $30,000; and

(v) grade level 5, $37,500.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 136A.861, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Grants.

(a) The commissioner shall award grants to foster
postsecondary attendance and retention by providing outreach services to historically
underserved students in grades six through 12 and historically underrepresented college
students. Grants must be awarded to programs that provide precollege services, including,
but not limited to:

(1) academic counseling;

(2) mentoring;

(3) fostering and improving parental involvement in planning for and facilitating a
college education;

(4) services for students with English as a second language;

(5) academic enrichment activities;

(6) tutoring;

(7) career awareness and exploration;

(8) orientation to college life;

(9) assistance with high school course selection and information about college
admission requirements; and

(10) financial aid counseling.

new text begin (b) To the extent there are sufficient applications, the commissioner shall award
an approximate equal amount of grants for program-eligible students who are from
communities located outside the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121,
subdivision 2, as for students from communities within the metropolitan area. If necessary
to achieve the approximately equal metropolitan area and nonmetropolitan area allocation,
the commissioner may award a preference to a nonmetropolitan area application in the
form of five points on a one hundred point application review scale.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Grants shall be awarded to postsecondary institutions, professional
organizations, community-based organizations, or others deemed appropriate by the
commissioner.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Grants shall be awarded for one year and may be renewed for a second year
with documentation to the office of successful program outcomes.

Sec. 9. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Rules, part 4830.7500, subparts 2a and 2b, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULTS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.322, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Campus sexual assault data. new text end

new text begin Data relating to allegations of sexual assault
at a postsecondary institution are classified in section 135A.15.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Policy required.

The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested to, adopt
a clear, understandable written policy on sexual harassment and sexual violence that
informs victims of their rights under the crime victims bill of rights, including the right to
assistance from the Crime Victims Reparations Board and the commissioner of public
safety. The policy must apply to students and employees and must provide information
about their rights and duties. The policy must apply to criminal incidentsnew text begin against a student
or employee of a postsecondary institution
new text end occurring on property owned new text beginor leased new text endby the
postsecondary system or institution deleted text beginin which the victim is a student or employee of that
system or institution
deleted text endnew text begin or at any activity, program, organization, or event sponsored by the
system or institution, including fraternities and sororities
new text end. It must include procedures for
reporting incidents of sexual harassment or sexual violence and for disciplinary actions
against violators. During student registration, each technical college, community college,
or state university shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested to, provide each
student with information regarding its policy. A copy of the policy also shall be posted at
appropriate locations on campus at all times. deleted text beginEach private postsecondary institution that
is an eligible institution as defined in section 136A.155, must adopt a policy that meets
the requirements of this section.
deleted text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Applicability to private institutions. new text end

new text begin Each private postsecondary
institution that is an eligible institution as defined in section 136A.103 must comply with
all of the requirements imposed in this section.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Victims' rights.

new text begin(a) new text endThe 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;

new text begin (3) informing sexual assault victims that they may report a case to law enforcement
and allowing sexual assault victims to decide whether to report a case to law enforcement;
new text end

new text begin (4) requiring campus authorities to offer sexual assault victims fair and respectful
health care, counseling services, or referrals to such services;
new text end

new text begin (5) preventing campus authorities from suggesting a victim of sexual assault is at
fault for the crimes or violations that occurred;
new text end

new text begin (6) preventing campus authorities from suggesting that a victim of sexual assault
should have acted in a different manner to avoid such a crime;
new text end

new text begin (7) protecting the privacy of sexual assault victims by, unless otherwise required by
law, 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;
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end an investigation and resolution of a sexual assault complaint by campus
disciplinary authorities;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end a sexual assault victim's participation in and the presence of the victim's
attorney or other support person at anynew text begin meeting with campus officials concerning a sexual
assault complaint or
new text end campus disciplinary proceeding concerning a sexual assault complaint;

new text begin (10) ensuring that a sexual assault victim is not required to repeat unnecessarily a
description of the incident of sexual assault;
new text end

new text begin (11) notice to a sexual assault victim of the availability of a campus or local program
providing sexual assault advocacy services;
new text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end 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;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end 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;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end the assistance of campus authorities in preserving for a sexual assault
complainant or victim materials relevant to a campus disciplinary proceeding; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (15) during and after the process of investigating a complaint and conducting
a campus disciplinary procedure,
new text end 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 feasibledeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (16) 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;
new text end

new text begin (17) 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
new text end

new text begin (18) 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.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purposes of this section, "sexual assault" means sex offenses as defined
in Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, part 668, subpart D, appendix A, as amended.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Uniform amnesty. new text end

new text begin The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested to, include in the
system's sexual harassment and violence policy a provision that no student who reports,
in good faith, an act of sexual harassment or sexual violence shall be sanctioned by the
institution for admitting to a violation of the institution's student conduct policy on the
personal use of drugs or alcohol as part of the report.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Coordination with local law enforcement. new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Trustees
of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota
is requested to, direct each campus in the system to enter into a memorandum of
understanding with the primary local law enforcement agencies that serve the campus.
The memorandum must be entered into no later than January 1, 2017, and updated every
two years thereafter. This memorandum shall clearly delineate responsibilities and
require information sharing, in accordance with applicable state and federal privacy laws,
about certain crimes including, but not limited to, sexual assault. This memorandum
of understanding shall provide:
new text end

new text begin (1) delineation and sharing protocols of investigative responsibilities;
new text end

new text begin (2) protocols for investigations, including standards for notification and
communication and measures to promote evidence preservation; and
new text end

new text begin (3) a method of sharing information about specific crimes, when directed by the
victim, and a method of sharing crime details anonymously in order to better protect
overall campus safety.
new text end

new text begin (b) Prior to the start of each academic year, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested to,
distribute an electronic copy of the memorandum of understanding to all employees on the
campus that are subject to the memorandum.
new text end

new text begin (c) A campus is exempt from the requirement that it develop a memorandum of
understanding under this section if the campus and local or county law enforcement
agencies establish a sexual assault protocol team to facilitate effective cooperation and
collaboration between the institution and law enforcement.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Online reporting system. new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested to,
provide an online reporting system to receive complaints of sexual harassment and sexual
violence from students and employees. The system must permit anonymous reports,
provided that the institution is not obligated to investigate an anonymous report, unless
a formal report is submitted through the process established in the institution's sexual
harassment and sexual violence policy or an investigation is otherwise required by law.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall,
and the University of Minnesota is requested to, provide students making reports under
this section with information about who will receive and have access to the reports filed,
how the information gathered through the system will be used, and contact information for
on-campus and off-campus organizations serving victims of sexual violence.
new text end

new text begin (c) Data collected under this subdivision is classified as private data on individuals
as defined by section 13.02, subdivision 12.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Data collection and reporting. new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota shall annually report
statistics on sexual assault. This report must be prepared in addition to any federally
required reporting on campus security, including reports required by the Jeanne Clery
Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, United States
Code, title 20, section 1092(f). The report must include, but not be limited to, the number of
incidents of sexual assault reported to the institution in the previous fiscal year, as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) the number that were investigated by the institution;
new text end

new text begin (2) the number that were referred for a disciplinary proceeding at the institution;
new text end

new text begin (3) the number the victim chose to report to local or state law enforcement;
new text end

new text begin (4) the number for which a campus disciplinary proceeding is pending, but has not
reached a final resolution;
new text end

new text begin (5) the number in which the alleged perpetrator was found responsible by the
disciplinary proceeding at the institution;
new text end

new text begin (6) the number that resulted in any action by the institution greater than a warning
issued to the accused;
new text end

new text begin (7) the number that resulted in a disciplinary proceeding at the institution that closed
without resolution;
new text end

new text begin (8) the number that resulted in a disciplinary proceeding at the institution that closed
without resolution because the accused withdrew from the institution;
new text end

new text begin (9) the number that resulted in a disciplinary proceeding at the institution that closed
without resolution because the victim chose not to participate in the procedure; and
new text end

new text begin (10) the number of reports made through the online reporting system established in
subdivision 5, excluding reports submitted anonymously.
new text end

new text begin (b) If an institution previously submitted a report indicating that one or more
disciplinary proceedings was pending, but had not reached a final resolution, and one or
more of those disciplinary proceedings reached a final resolution within the previous fiscal
year, that institution must submit an updated report for the previous year that reflects
the outcome of the pending case or cases.
new text end

new text begin (c) The reports required by this subdivision must be submitted to the Office of
Higher Education by October 1 of each year. Each report must contain the data required
under paragraphs (a) and (b) from the previous fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner of the Office of Higher Education shall calculate statewide
numbers for each data item reported by an institution under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (e) The Office of Higher Education shall publish on its Web site:
new text end

new text begin (1) the statewide data calculated under paragraph (d); and
new text end

new text begin (2) the data items required under paragraphs (a) and (b) for each postsecondary
institution in the state.
new text end

new text begin Each state college or university shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested to,
publish on the institution's Web site the data items required under paragraphs (a) and (b)
for that institution.
new text end

new text begin (f) Reports and data required under this subdivision must be prepared and published
as summary data, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 19, and must be consistent with
applicable law governing access to educational data. If an institution or the Office of
Higher Education does not include data in a report or publish data because of applicable
law, the report or publication must explain why data are not included.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Access to data; audit trail. new text end

new text begin (a) Data on incidents of sexual assault shared
with campus security officers or campus administrators responsible for investigating or
adjudicating complaints of sexual assault are classified as private data on individuals as
defined by section 13.02, subdivision 12, for the purposes of postsecondary institutions
subject to the requirements of chapter 13. Postsecondary institutions not otherwise subject
to chapter 13 must limit access to the data to only the data subject and persons whose
work assignments reasonably require access.
new text end

new text begin (b) Only individuals with explicit authorization from an institution may enter, update,
or access electronic data collected, created, or maintained under this section. The ability of
authorized individuals to enter, update, or access data must be limited through the use of
role-based access that corresponds to the official duties or training level of the individual
and the institutional authorization that grants access for that purpose. All actions in which
data are entered, updated, accessed, shared, or disseminated outside of the institution
must be recorded in a data audit trail. An institution shall immediately and permanently
revoke the authorization of any individual determined to have willfully entered, updated,
accessed, shared, or disseminated data in violation of this subdivision or any provision of
chapter 13. If an individual is determined to have willfully gained access to data without
explicit authorization, the matter shall be forwarded to a county attorney for prosecution.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Comprehensive training. new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested
to, provide campus security officers and campus administrators responsible for
investigating or adjudicating complaints of sexual assault with comprehensive training on
preventing and responding to sexual assault in collaboration with the Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension or another law enforcement agency with expertise in criminal sexual
conduct. The training for campus security officers shall include a presentation on the
dynamics of sexual assault, neurobiological responses to trauma, and best practices for
preventing, responding to, and investigating sexual assault. The training for campus
administrators responsible for investigating or adjudicating complaints on sexual assault
shall include presentations on preventing sexual assault, responding to incidents of
sexual assault, the dynamics of sexual assault, neurobiological responses to trauma, and
compliance with state and federal laws on sexual assault.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall,
and the University of Minnesota is requested to, require that the following categories of
students complete a training on sexual assault:
new text end

new text begin (1) students pursuing a degree or certificate; and
new text end

new text begin (2) any other categories of students determined by the institution.
new text end

new text begin Students must complete such training no later than ten business days after the
start of a student's first semester of classes. Once a student completes such a training,
institutions must document the student's completion of the training and provide proof of
training completion to a student at the student's request. Students enrolled at more than
one institution within the same system at the same time are only required to complete
the training once. This training shall include information about topics including, but
not limited to, sexual assault as defined in subdivision 2; consent as defined in section
609.341, subdivision 4; preventing and reducing the prevalence of sexual assault;
procedures for reporting campus sexual assault; and campus resources on sexual assault,
including organizations that support victims of sexual assault.
new text end

new text begin (c) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall,
and the University of Minnesota is requested to, annually train individuals responsible
for responding to reports of sexual assault. This training shall include information about
best practices for interacting with victims of sexual assault, including how to reduce the
emotional distress resulting from the reporting, investigatory, and disciplinary process.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Student health services. new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities shall, and the University of Minnesota is requested to,
develop and implement a policy that requires student health service providers to screen
students for incidents of sexual assault. Student health service providers shall offer
students information on resources available to victims and survivors of sexual assault
including counseling, mental health services, and procedures for reporting incidents of
sexual assault to the institution.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall, and
the University of Minnesota is requested to, require that each institution offering student
health or counseling services designate an existing staff member or existing staff members
as confidential resources for victims of sexual assault. The confidential resource must be
available to meet with victims of sexual assault. The confidential resource must provide
victims of sexual assault with information about locally available resources for victims of
sexual assault including, but not limited to, mental health services and legal assistance.
The confidential resource must provide victims of sexual assault with information about
the process for reporting an incident of sexual assault to campus authorities or local law
enforcement. The victim of sexual assault shall decide whether to report an incident of
sexual assault to campus authorities or local law enforcement. Confidential resources
must be trained in all aspects of responding to incidents of sexual assault including, but
not limited to, best practices for interacting with victims of trauma, preserving evidence,
campus disciplinary and local legal processes, and locally available resources for victims
of sexual assault. Data shared with a confidential resource is classified as sexual assault
communication data as defined by section 13.822, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin The policy required under this subdivision must be in place
by January 1, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 135A.15, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Mandatory reporting laws. new text end

new text begin This section does not exempt mandatory
reporters from the requirements of section 626.556 or 626.557 governing the reporting of
maltreatment of minors or vulnerable adults.
new text end

Sec. 13.

new text begin [626.891] COOPERATION WITH POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS.
new text end

new text begin Local law enforcement agencies, including law enforcement agencies operated
by statutory cities, home rule charter cities, and counties must enter into and honor the
memoranda of understanding required under section 135A.15.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This article is effective August 1, 2016.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

MNSCU TIMELY COMPLETION OF PROGRAMS

Section 1.

new text begin [136F.3011] TIMELY COMPLETION OF PROGRAMS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Goal; board duties. new text end

new text begin The board shall have as a system goal the
timely completion of degrees or certificates. The board shall continuously monitor and
adopt strategies that have the potential or that have proven to promote timely completion.
If the board finds that a strategy is successful at one campus or program, the board must
assess whether the strategy would be beneficial campuswide or systemwide and, if it
determines that it would, must implement the strategy for all campus or system programs
in which the strategy is predicted to be successful. The board may discontinue the strategy
for those programs where it does not prove beneficial to the goal of timely completion.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Strategies. new text end

new text begin Strategies to achieve the goal in subdivision 1 may include, but
are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) replacing developmental or remedial courses, when appropriate, with corequisite
courses in which students with academic deficiencies are placed into introductory
credit-bearing coursework while receiving supplemental academic instruction on the
same subject and during the same term;
new text end

new text begin (2) expanding proactive advising, including the use of early alert systems or
requiring the approval of an advisor or counselor to register for certain classes;
new text end

new text begin (3) developing meta-majors in broad academic disciplines as an alternative to
undecided majors;
new text end

new text begin (4) making available alternative mathematics curriculum, including curriculum most
relevant to the student's chosen area of study;
new text end

new text begin (5) implementing "opt-out scheduling" by automatically enrolling students in a
schedule of courses chosen by the student's department but allowing students to disenroll
from those courses if they meet with an academic advisor and cosign a change of
enrollment form;
new text end

new text begin (6) facilitating the transfer of credits between state colleges and universities; and
new text end

new text begin (7) encouraging students to enroll full time with 15 credits per term and adopting
strategies to reduce a student's need to work.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Supplemental academic instruction. new text end

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

new text begin (1) "Supplemental academic instruction" means an academic support model for
students with academic deficiencies to promote academic success in college-level
coursework.
new text end

new text begin (2) "Developmental education" means the building of foundational skills in
noncredit courses or programs to promote academic success in college-level coursework.
new text end

new text begin (3) "Corequisite" means a course or other requirement that is taken simultaneously
with a college-level credit-bearing course for the purpose of providing additional
instructional support.
new text end

new text begin (b) Common student placement assessments must provide information identifying
academic weaknesses that must be provided to the student. Students must be provided
with materials designed to address identified academic weaknesses and support to prepare
for and retake placement assessments. Postassessment advising must be provided to assist
in making informed decisions on identifying deficiencies and targeting supplemental
academic instruction options.
new text end

new text begin (c) The board shall establish individual campus-specific supplemental academic
instructional programming at each campus based on the nature of individual campus
academic programming and the needs of specific campus student populations.
new text end

new text begin (d) Intrusive advising must be provided to students who participate in supplemental
instruction programs but have been unsuccessful in achieving academic success. Advising
must include career and employment options, alternative career pathways, and related
educational opportunities.
new text end

new text begin (e) The board shall create a framework to redesign developmental education into
corequisite courses or other programs that minimizes usage of developmental noncredit
courses.
new text end

new text begin (f) The board shall develop and implement varied research-grounded tiered
approaches to developmental education based on student academic readiness.
new text end

new text begin (g) The board shall make available to students on its Web site, in course catalogs, and
by other methods at the discretion of the board, the supplemental academic instruction,
developmental education, and corequisite courses offered at a particular college or
university.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The board shall annually by January 15, report to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the legislature with primary jurisdiction over higher
education finance on its activities and achievements related to the goal of improving
timely completion of degrees and certificates. The report must, at a minimum, include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the percent of students placed in remedial education;
new text end

new text begin (2) the percent of students who complete remediation within one academic year;
new text end

new text begin (3) the percent of students that complete college-level gateway courses in one
academic year;
new text end

new text begin (4) the percent of students who complete 30 semester credits per academic year;
new text end

new text begin (5) the student retention rate;
new text end

new text begin (6) time to complete a degree or certificate; and
new text end

new text begin (7) credits earned by those completing a degree or certificate or other program.
new text end

new text begin The report must disaggregate data by race, ethnicity, Pell Grant eligibility, and age and
provide aggregate data.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

MNSCU COLLEGE TUITION RELIEF

Section 1.

new text begin [136A.1212] CERTAIN TWO-YEAR PUBLIC COLLEGE
PROGRAMS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

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

new text begin (b) "College" means a two-year college in the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities system.
new text end

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

new text begin (1) is a resident;
new text end

new text begin (2) has graduated from a Minnesota secondary school, has as a Minnesota resident
completed an adult basic education (ABE) program, or as a Minnesota resident, has passed
general education development (GED) testing;
new text end

new text begin (3) first applies for a grant for the fall term immediately following secondary school
graduation, passing GED tests, or completing an ABE program; and
new text end

new text begin (4) has completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
new text end

new text begin (d) "Grant" means a grant under this section.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Program" means a certificate, diploma, or associate of science or associate of
applied science in a program area covered by the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and
Technical Education Act and in an occupational field designated as high demand by the
Department of Employment and Economic Development. "Program area" includes only
the areas of:
new text end

new text begin (1) agriculture, food, and natural resources;
new text end

new text begin (2) business management and administration;
new text end

new text begin (3) human services;
new text end

new text begin (4) engineering, manufacturing and technology;
new text end

new text begin (5) arts, communications, and information systems; and
new text end

new text begin (6) health science technology.
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin AmeriCorps worker; exceptions. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding any contrary
provision of this section, an eligible individual who completes a 12-month or 24-month
approved AmeriCorps program commencing immediately after secondary school
graduation, may apply for a grant for the fall term immediately following completion of
the AmeriCorps program. These individuals have a two consecutive academic year grant
eligibility period commencing the start of that fall term.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purpose of this subdivision, an "approved AmeriCorps program" means a
program overseen by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
including:
new text end

new text begin (1) AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA);
new text end

new text begin (2) AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC); or
new text end

new text begin (3) AmeriCorps State and National.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grants. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall, to the extent of available funds and
subject to this section, make grants to eligible individuals to attend a program at a college.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin Application for a grant shall be made by a FAFSA and on any
additional form required by the commissioner and on a schedule set by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Income limits for grant recipients. new text end

new text begin Dependent students reporting a
parental federal adjusted gross income on a FAFSA of $125,000 or less are eligible for
a grant. Independent students reporting a family adjusted gross income on a FAFSA of
$125,000 or less are eligible for a grant.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Grant amount. new text end

new text begin The amount of a grant is equal to program tuition and
fees minus any AmeriCorps related scholarship, federal Pell grant received, or state grant
for which the individual is eligible. For the purpose of this subdivision, "fees" has the
meaning given it in section 136A.121, subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Eligibility period. new text end

new text begin A grant may be made only for academic terms that are
during the two academic years commencing the fall term immediately after secondary
school graduation, completing an adult basic education program, or passing all GED tests.
A grant is available for up to 72 semester credits.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Satisfactory academic progress. new text end

new text begin An individual is eligible for a grant if the
individual is making satisfactory academic progress as defined under section 136A.101,
subdivision 10, and has a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
at the end of the first academic year and at the end of each academic term after the first
academic year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Credit load. new text end

new text begin A grantee must have accumulated at least 30 program credits
by the end of the first academic year including summer term. A college must certify that
a grantee is carrying sufficient credits in the second grant year to complete the program
at the end of the second year, including summer school. The commissioner shall set the
terms and provide the form for certification.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Grant renewal. new text end

new text begin A grant may be renewed for a second academic year.
Application for renewal must be on a form provided by the commissioner and on a
schedule set by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Mentoring. new text end

new text begin A grantee must be provided mentoring. Mentoring must
include, but is not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) communicating frequently and consistently throughout program participation;
new text end

new text begin (2) developing a personalized student success plan. The plan must include concrete
steps towards program completion and job placement and identify and make contingency
plans for potential obstacles to program completion;
new text end

new text begin (3) connect grantees to on-campus resources and personal development
opportunities; and
new text end

new text begin (4) financial planning.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall issue request for proposals to provide mentoring activities.
The commissioner shall select the proposal that in the commissioner's judgment
demonstrates the best potential within available funding for achieving success in assisting
students to complete programs. The commissioner may accept and select proposals
made by colleges.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Outreach. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may through the office and by contract
engage in recruitment for and promotion of the grants.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Insufficient appropriation. new text end

new text begin Grant awards shall be made based on the
date of receipt of application from the earliest to the latest date. If there are not sufficient
funds, grants shall not be prorated and eligible individuals shall be placed on a waiting
list. Preference shall be given to timely received renewal grant applications prior to the
award of new grants.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin (a) A college must report to the commissioner the following
information:
new text end

new text begin (1) the number of grantees and their race, gender, and ethnicity;
new text end

new text begin (2) grantee persistence and completion;
new text end

new text begin (3) employment outcomes; and
new text end

new text begin (4) other information requested by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall report annually by January 15, to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over higher education
finance by college and in aggregate on the information submitted to the commissioner
under paragraph (a). The commissioner may include in the report recommendations
for changes in the grant program.
new text end

ARTICLE 6

DUAL TRAINING COMPETENCY GRANTS

Section 1.

new text begin [136A.43] DUAL TRAINING COMPETENCY GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program created. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall make grants for the
training of employees to achieve the competency standard for an occupation identified by
the commissioner of labor and industry under section 175.45 and Laws 2014, chapter 312,
article 3, section 21. "Competency standard" has the meaning given in section 175.45,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligible grantees. new text end

new text begin An employer or an organization representing the
employer is eligible to apply for a grant to train employees if the employer has an
employee who is in or is to be trained to be in an occupation for which a competency
standard has been identified and the employee has not attained the competency standard
prior to the commencement of the planned training. Training need not address all aspects
of a competency standard but may address only the competencies of a standard that an
employee is lacking.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Training institution or program. new text end

new text begin Prior to applying for a grant, the
employer must have an agreement with a training institution or program to provide the
employee competency standard training. The training may be provided by any institution
or program having trainers qualified to instruct on the competency standard.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

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

new text begin (1) the projected number of employee trainees;
new text end

new text begin (2) the competency standard for which training will be provided;
new text end

new text begin (3) any credential the employee will receive upon completion of training;
new text end

new text begin (4) the name and address of the training institution or program and a signed
statement by the institution or program that it is able and agrees to provide the training;
new text end

new text begin (5) the period of the training; and
new text end

new text begin (6) the cost of the training charged by the training institution or program and certified
by the institution or program.
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Grant criteria. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall, to the extent there are sufficient
applications, make at least an equal dollar amount of grants for training for employees
whose work site is projected to be outside the metropolitan area as defined in section
473.121, subdivision 2, as for employees whose work site is projected to be within the
metropolitan area. In determining the award of grants, the commissioner must consider,
among other factors:
new text end

new text begin (1) the aggregate state and regional need for employees with the competency to
be trained;
new text end

new text begin (2) the per employee cost of training;
new text end

new text begin (3) the additional employment opportunities for employees because of the training;
new text end

new text begin (4) projected increases in compensation for employees receiving the training; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the amount of employer training cost match, if required, on both a per employee
and aggregate basis.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Employer match. new text end

new text begin A large employer must pay for at least 25 percent of
the training institution's or program's charge for the training to the training institution or
program. For the purpose of this subdivision, a "large employer" means a business with
more than $25,000,000 in annual revenue in the previous calendar year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Payment of grant. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall make grant payments to the
training institution or program in a manner determined by the commissioner after receiving
notice from the institution or program that the employer has paid the employer match.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Grant amounts. new text end

new text begin The maximum grant for an application is $150,000. The
maximum cost of training payable by the grant may not exceed $6,000 per employee.
new text end

new text begin A grant for a particular employee must be reduced by the amounts of any federal
Pell grant received, or state grant the employee is eligible to receive for the training and an
employee must apply for those grants as a condition of payment for training that employee
under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin Commencing in 2017, the commissioner shall annually by
February 1 report on the activity of the grant program for the preceding fiscal year to the
chairs of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over workforce policy and finance.
new text end

new text begin The report must, at a minimum, include:
new text end

new text begin (1) research and analysis on the costs, return on investment, and benefits of the
grants for employees, employers, training institutions, and the state;
new text end

new text begin (2) the number of employees who commenced training and the number who
completed training;
new text end

new text begin (3) the number of women and minorities who commence training and the number
who complete training; and
new text end

new text begin (4) recommendations, if any, for amendments to the grant program.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [175.45] COMPETENCY STANDARDS FOR DUAL TRAINING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Duties; goal. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of labor and industry shall identify
competency standards for dual training. The goal of dual training is to provide current
employees of an employer with training to acquire competencies that the employer
requires. The standards shall be identified for employment in occupations in advanced
manufacturing, health care services, information technology, and agriculture. Competency
standards are not rules and are exempt from the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14, and
the provisions in section 14.386 concerning exempt rules do not apply.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definition; competency standards. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section,
"competency standards" means the specific knowledge and skills necessary for a particular
occupation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Competency standards identification process. new text end

new text begin In identifying competency
standards, the commissioner shall consult with the commissioner of the Office of Higher
Education and the commissioner of employment and economic development and convene
recognized industry experts, representative employers, higher education institutions,
representatives of the disabled community, and representatives of labor to assist in
identifying credible competency standards. Competency standards must be consistent
with, to the extent available and practical, recognized international and national standards.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify competency standards for entry level and higher skill levels;
new text end

new text begin (2) verify the competency standards and skill levels and their transferability by
subject matter expert representatives of each respective industry;
new text end

new text begin (3) create and execute a plan for dual training outreach, development, and awareness,
including awareness of disenfranchised communities in the metropolitan area;
new text end

new text begin (4) develop models for Minnesota educational institutions to engage in providing
education and training to meet the competency standards established;
new text end

new text begin (5) encourage participation by employers and labor in the standard identification
process for occupations in their industry; and
new text end

new text begin (6) align dual training competency standards with other workforce initiatives.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Notification. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must communicate identified competency
standards to the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education for the purpose of the
dual training competency grant program under section 136A.43. The commissioner of
labor and industry shall maintain the competency standards on the department's Web site.
new text end

ARTICLE 7

STUDY ABROAD

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 5.41, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Report.

(a) A postsecondary institution must file by November 1 of each
year a report on its programs with the secretary of state. The report must contain the
following information from the previous academic year, including summer terms:

(1) deaths of program participants that occurred during program participation as a
result of program participation; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(2) accidents and illnesses that occurred during program participation as a result of
program participation and that required hospitalizationnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (3) country, primary program host, and program type for all incidents reported in
clauses (1) and (2)
new text end.

new text begin For purposes of this paragraph, "primary program host" is the institution or
organization responsible for or in control of the majority of decisions being made on
the program including, but not limited to, student housing, local transportation, and
emergency response and support.
new text end

Information reported under clause (1) may be supplemented by a brief explanatory
statement.

(b) new text beginA postsecondary institution must request, but not mandate, hospitalization and
incident disclosure from students upon completion of the program.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endA postsecondary institution must report to the secretary of state annually by
November 1 whether its program complies with health and safety standards set by the
Forum on Education Abroad or a similar study abroad program standard setting agency.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 5.41, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Secretary of state; publication of program information.

(a) The secretary
of state must publish the reports required by subdivision 2 on its Web site in a format that
facilitates identifying information related to a particular postsecondary institution.

(b) The secretary of state shall publish on its Web site deleted text beginthe best available information
by country
deleted text end new text beginlinks to the United States Department of State's Consular Information Program
which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. The
secretary of state shall also publish links to the publicly available reports
new text endon sexual assaults
and other criminal acts affecting study abroad program participants during program
participation. This information shall not be limited to programs subject to this section.

ARTICLE 8

RESEARCH DOGS AND CATS

Section 1.

Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 13, section 47, is amended to read:


Sec. 47. RESEARCH DOGS AND CATS.

(a) A higher education research facility that receives public money or a facility that
provides research in collaboration with a higher education facility that confines dogs or
cats for science, education, or research purposes and plans on euthanizing a dog or cat
for other than science, education, or research purposes must first offer the dog or cat
to an animal rescue organization. A facility that is required to offer dogs or cats to an
animal rescue organization under this section may enter into an agreement with the animal
rescue organization to protect the facility. A facility that provides a dog or cat to a rescue
organization under this section is immune from any civil liability that otherwise might
result from its actions, provided that the facility is acting in good faith.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "animal rescue organization" means any
nonprofit organization incorporated for the purpose of rescuing animals in need and
finding permanent, adoptive homes for the animals.

deleted text begin (c) This section expires July 1, 2015.
deleted text end

ARTICLE 9

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 10a. new text end

new text begin Concurrent enrollment participant survey. new text end

new text begin (a) Postsecondary
institutions offering courses taught by the secondary teacher according to subdivision
10, and are members in the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
(NACEP), must report all required NACEP evaluative survey results by September 1 of
each year to the commissioners of the Office of Higher Education and the Department of
Education. The commissioners must report by December 1 of each year to the committees
of the legislature having jurisdiction over early education through grade 12 education.
new text end

new text begin (b) Postsecondary institutions that have not adopted and implemented the NACEP
program standards and required evidence for accreditation, are required to conduct an
annual survey of concurrent enrolled students who successfully completed the course
who are one year out of high school, beginning with the high school graduating class
of 2016. By September 1 of each year, the postsecondary institutions must report the
evaluative survey results to the commissioners of the Office of Higher Education and the
Department of Education. The commissioner must report by December 1 of each year to
the committees of the legislature having jurisdiction over early education through grade
12 education. The survey must include, at a minimum, the following student information:
new text end

new text begin (1) the participant's future education plans, including the highest degree or
certification planned;
new text end

new text begin (2) whether the participant is enrolled or plans to enroll in a Minnesota postsecondary
institution, either public or private;
new text end

new text begin (3) the number of credits accepted or denied by postsecondary institutions;
new text end

new text begin (4) the college or university attended;
new text end

new text begin (5) the participant's satisfaction level with the concurrent enrollment program;
new text end

new text begin (6) the participant's demographics, such as gender, parent education level,
qualification for free or reduced-price lunch in high school, Pell grant qualification and
ethnicity; and
new text end

new text begin (7) a place for participants to provide comments.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 10b. new text end

new text begin Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board; membership; duties. new text end

new text begin (a)
A postsecondary institution offering courses taught by the secondary teacher according
to subdivision 10, must establish an advisory board. The purpose of the advisory board
is to engage stakeholders in concurrent enrollment decisions. The duties of the board
must include the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) providing strategic advice and input relating to concurrent enrollment issues;
new text end

new text begin (2) recommend and review proposals for concurrent enrollment course offerings;
new text end

new text begin (3) serve as a coordinating entity between secondary education and postsecondary
institutions; and
new text end

new text begin (4) increase the understanding and collaboration among concurrent enrollment
partners, stakeholders, the legislature, and the public.
new text end

new text begin (b) The advisory board at each institution must consist of 16 members in addition
to a concurrent enrollment faculty coordinator who shall serve as the chair and convene
the meetings. Advisory board members must serve three-year staggered terms. Advisory
board members, appointed by the postsecondary institution, must be balanced based on
geography, school size, and include representatives from the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) postsecondary faculty members;
new text end

new text begin (2) school superintendents;
new text end

new text begin (3) high school principals;
new text end

new text begin (4) concurrent enrollment teachers;
new text end

new text begin (5) high school counselors;
new text end

new text begin (6) charter school administrators;
new text end

new text begin (7) school board members;
new text end

new text begin (8) secondary academic administrators;
new text end

new text begin (9) parents; and
new text end

new text begin (10) other local organizations.
new text end

new text begin (c) Members of the board serve without compensation.
new text end

new text begin (d) The board will report to the postsecondary institution periodically as requested by
the postsecondary institution to provide advice and proposals described in paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (e) The postsecondary institution will provide administrative services and meeting
space for the board to do its work.
new text end

new text begin (f) A board established under this section expires when the postsecondary institution
no longer offers concurrent enrollment course offerings.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.091, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Accreditation.

To establish a uniform standard by which
concurrent enrollment courses and professional development activities may be measured,
postsecondary institutions deleted text beginare encouraged to apply for accreditation bydeleted text end new text beginmust adopt and
implement
new text endthe National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment deleted text beginPartnershipdeleted text endnew text begin Partnership's
program standards and required evidence for accreditation by the 2020-2021 school year
and later
new text end.

Sec. 4. new text beginCONCURRENT ENROLLMENT ADVISORY BOARD FIRST
APPOINTMENTS STAGGERED TERMS.
new text end

new text begin The postsecondary institution shall appoint the first members to the advisory board
created by Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, subdivision 10b, by October 31, 2015,
or by October 15 following the year it establishes a concurrent enrollment program
subject to subdivision 10b. The postsecondary institution that establishes a concurrent
enrollment advisory board shall designate the terms of the first members as follows: five
members to serve a term of one year; five members to serve a term of two years; and six
members to serve a term of three years.
new text end

ARTICLE 10

ATTAINMENT GOALS

Section 1.

new text begin [135A.012] HIGHER EDUCATION ATTAINMENT GOALS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose. new text end

new text begin This section sets goals for postsecondary education
attainment for Minnesota residents.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Postsecondary credentials. new text end

new text begin The number of Minnesota residents ages 25
to 44 years, who hold postsecondary degrees or certificates, should be increased to at
least 70 percent by 2025.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Race and ethnicity disparities. new text end

new text begin The postsecondary education attainment
rate for each race-ethnicity group in Minnesota, with a postsecondary degree or a
certificate awarded by a postsecondary institution, between the ages of 25 and 44, should
be raised to 50 percent or higher by 2025.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Rights not created. new text end

new text begin The attainment goals in this section are not to the
exclusion of any other goals and do not confer a right or create a claim for any person.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Data development and analyses. new text end

new text begin The Office of Higher Education shall
work with the state demographer's office to measure progress towards the attainment of
the goals specified in subdivisions 2 and 3. The United States Census Bureau data shall be
used to calculate the number of individuals in the state who hold a postsecondary degree.
The Office of Higher Education, demographer's office, and the Department of Employment
and Economic Development shall develop a methodology to estimate the number of
individuals that hold a certificate awarded by a postsecondary institution as their highest
educational credential using data available at the time that the analysis is completed.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin Beginning in 2016 and every year thereafter, the Office of
Higher Education, in collaboration with the state demographer's office, shall, by October
15, report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
primary jurisdiction over higher education policy and finance on the progress towards
meeting or exceeding the goals of this section.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginHIGHER EDUCATION ATTAINMENT GOALS; INITIAL REPORT.
new text end

new text begin By October 15, 2015, the Office of Higher Education, after collaborating with the
state demographer's office, shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over higher education policy and finance,
on the baseline data and methodology that will be used to measure progress towards the
attainment goals specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.012. The report shall
include information about the specific data and data sources that will be used to complete
the analyses, and make recommendations regarding the appropriate comparison groups for
conducting the analyses, and the manner in which data can be disaggregated by distinct
racial and ethnic group categories.
new text end

ARTICLE 11

HUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH; UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Section 1. new text beginHUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH STANDARDS; UNIVERSITY OF
MINNESOTA.
new text end

new text begin The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota shall report monthly,
commencing July 1, 2015, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over higher education finance. The reports must describe
progress in developing and implementing a plan to conduct human subject research
at the university. The monthly reports must continue until the plan has been fully
implemented. The reports must include how the university will implement the individual
recommendations contained in the final report, dated February 23, 2015, titled "An
External Review of the Protection of Human Research Participants at the University of
Minnesota with Special Attention to Research with Adults who may lack Decision-Making
Capacity." The report was prepared pursuant to an agreement by the university with the
Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP).
new text end

new text begin The reports must, among other details, provide specific details about:
new text end

new text begin (1) the changes to Institutional Review Board membership, policies, and practices;
new text end

new text begin (2) the procedures required for obtaining and reviewing consents by individuals with
impaired decision-making abilities; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the policy with respect to responding to concerns of family and others for the
well-being of human research subjects.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 12

SUMMER ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

Section 1.

new text begin [136A.091] SUMMER ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The summer academic enrichment program is
established to enable elementary and secondary students to attend academic summer
programs sponsored by postsecondary institutions and nonprofit organizations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin To be eligible for a program stipend, a student shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) be a resident of Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (2) attend an eligible office-approved program;
new text end

new text begin (3) be in grades 3 through 12, but not have completed high school;
new text end

new text begin (4) meet income requirements for free or reduced-price school meals; and
new text end

new text begin (5) be 19 years of age or younger.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Financial need. new text end

new text begin Need for financial assistance is based on student eligibility
for free or reduced-price school meals. Student eligibility shall be verified by sponsors
of approved academic programs. The office shall award stipends for students within the
limits of available appropriation for this section. If the amount appropriated is insufficient,
the office shall allocate the available appropriation in the manner it determines. A stipend
must not exceed $1,000 per student.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Eligible program sponsors. new text end

new text begin (a) A program stipend may be used only at an
eligible sponsor that is a postsecondary institution or nonprofit educational organization.
A Minnesota public postsecondary institution is an eligible program sponsor. A private
postsecondary institution is an eligible program sponsor if it:
new text end

new text begin (1) is accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of
Education for purposes of eligibility to participate in title IV federal financial aid programs;
new text end

new text begin (2) offers an associate or baccalaureate degree program approved under sections
136A.61 to 136A.71; and
new text end

new text begin (3) is located in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (b) A nonprofit educational organization is an eligible program sponsor if it:
new text end

new text begin (1) is incorporated;
new text end

new text begin (2) has had favorable financial performance with federal or state funds; and
new text end

new text begin (3) has not had significant audit findings.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Eligible programs. new text end

new text begin A program stipend may be used only for an eligible
program. To be eligible, a program must:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide, as its primary purpose, academic instruction for student enrichment in
core curricular areas of English and language arts, humanities, social studies, science,
mathematics, fine arts, performing arts, and world languages and culture;
new text end

new text begin (2) not be offered for credit to postsecondary students;
new text end

new text begin (3) not provide remedial instruction;
new text end

new text begin (4) meet any other program requirements established by the office; and
new text end

new text begin (5) be approved by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Information. new text end

new text begin The office shall assemble and distribute information about
eligible student participants, program stipends, and eligible programs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin The office shall determine the time and manner of
program applications, program approval, stipend applications, and final awards.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Program evaluation. new text end

new text begin Each program sponsor must annually submit a
report to the office stating its program goals, activities, and stipend recipient eligibility and
demographic information.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin Annually, the office shall submit a report to the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over higher education finance regarding the program
providers, stipend recipients, and program activities. The report shall include information
about the students served, the organizations providing services, program goals and
outcomes, and student outcomes.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 9 is effective January 1, 2016.
new text end

ARTICLE 13

YOUNG FARMER SUMMER PROGRAM

Section 1.

new text begin [136A.1285] YOUNG FARMER SUMMER SEMINAR AND
PRACTICUM PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program establishment. new text end

new text begin The office, in consultation with the
commissioner of agriculture, shall facilitate a young farmer summer seminar and practicum
program available to undergraduate students enrolled at a baccalaureate-granting
Minnesota public or private postsecondary institution.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Program components. new text end

new text begin (a) Participating students must complete at least
two days per week, on average, of coursework in animal science, soil science, ecology,
environmental science, horticulture, plant biology, and political science.
new text end

new text begin (b) Participating students must complete an internship at a participating farm.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Lead organization. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must solicit proposals and select an
organization in collaboration with a postsecondary institution to administer the program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin State financial support. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must award program funding
to the lead organization selected under subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall annually report by December 15 to
the committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over higher education summary data
on the number of participants in the program and agricultural careers entered into by
those participants.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 177.23, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Employee.

"Employee" means any individual employed by an employer
but does not include:

(1) two or fewer specified individuals employed at any given time in agriculture on a
farming unit or operation who are paid a salary;

(2) any individual employed in agriculture on a farming unit or operation who is
paid a salary greater than the individual would be paid if the individual worked 48 hours at
the state minimum wage plus 17 hours at 1-1/2 times the state minimum wage per week;

(3) an individual under 18 who is employed in agriculture on a farm to perform
services other than corn detasseling or hand field work when one or both of that minor
hand field worker's parents or physical custodians are also hand field workers;

(4) for purposes of section 177.24, an individual under 18 who is employed as a
corn detasseler;

(5) any staff member employed on a seasonal basis by an organization for work in an
organized resident or day camp operating under a permit issued under section 144.72;

(6) any individual employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional
capacity, or a salesperson who conducts no more than 20 percent of sales on the premises
of the employer;

(7) any individual who renders service gratuitously for a nonprofit organization;

(8) any individual who serves as an elected official for a political subdivision or who
serves on any governmental board, commission, committee or other similar body, or who
renders service gratuitously for a political subdivision;

(9) any individual employed by a political subdivision to provide police or fire
protection services or employed by an entity whose principal purpose is to provide police
or fire protection services to a political subdivision;

(10) any individual employed by a political subdivision who is ineligible for
membership in the Public Employees Retirement Association under section 353.01,
subdivision 2b
, clause (1), (2), (4), or (9);

(11) any driver employed by an employer engaged in the business of operating
taxicabs;

(12) any individual engaged in babysitting as a sole practitioner;

(13) for the purpose of section 177.25, any individual employed on a seasonal basis
in a carnival, circus, fair, or ski facility;

(14) any individual under 18 working less than 20 hours per workweek for a
municipality as part of a recreational program;

(15) any individual employed by the state as a natural resource manager 1, 2, or
3 (conservation officer);

(16) any individual in a position for which the United States Department of
Transportation has power to establish qualifications and maximum hours of service under
United States Code, title 49, section 31502;

(17) any individual employed as a seafarer. The term "seafarer" means a master
of a vessel or any person subject to the authority, direction, and control of the master
who is exempt from federal overtime standards under United States Code, title 29,
section 213(b)(6), including but not limited to pilots, sailors, engineers, radio operators,
firefighters, security guards, pursers, surgeons, cooks, and stewards;

(18) any individual employed by a county in a single-family residence owned by a
county home school as authorized under section 260B.060 if the residence is an extension
facility of that county home school, and if the individual as part of the employment duties
resides at the residence for the purpose of supervising children as defined by section
260C.007, subdivision 4; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(19) nuns, monks, priests, lay brothers, lay sisters, ministers, deacons, and other
members of religious orders who serve pursuant to their religious obligations in schools,
hospitals, and other nonprofit institutions operated by the church or religious orderdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (20) any individual who renders service gratuitously for a farm as part of the young
farmer summer seminar and practicum program under section 136A.1285.
new text end

ARTICLE 14

STUDENT LOAN DEBT COUNSELING PILOT

Section 1. new text beginCOUNSELING FOR COLLEGE STUDENT LOAN DEBTORS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Pilot program created. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Office of Higher
Education shall make a grant to a 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 Minnesota postsecondary institution. The
counseling shall be provided to borrowers who are 30 to 60 days delinquent when they
are referred to or otherwise identified by the organization as candidates for counseling.
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 loan counselors; and
new text end

new text begin (3) 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. new text end

new text begin 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 Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Grant. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall select one grant recipient.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Program evaluation. new text end

new text begin (a) The grant recipient must submit a report to the
Office of Higher Education by January 15, 2017. 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. 6. new text end

new text begin Report to legislature. new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2017, 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

ARTICLE 15

SPINAL CORD AND BRAIN INJURY GRANT PROGRAM

Section 1.

new text begin [136A.901] SPINAL CORD INJURY AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN
INJURY RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Grant program. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall establish a grant program
to award grants to institutions in Minnesota for research into spinal cord injuries and
traumatic brain injuries. Grants shall be awarded to conduct research into new and
innovative treatments and rehabilitative efforts for the functional improvement of people
with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Research topics may include, but are not
limited to, pharmaceutical, medical device, brain stimulus, and rehabilitative approaches
and techniques. The commissioner, in consultation with the advisory council established
under section 136A.907, shall award 40 percent of the grant funds for research involving
spinal cord injuries, 40 percent to research involving traumatic brain injuries, and 20
percent to the small business grant and loan program established in subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Small business grant and loan program. new text end

new text begin A program to provide
grants and loans to small businesses conducting research on innovative treatments and
rehabilitative efforts for the functional improvement of people with spinal cord and
traumatic brain injuries is established to provide phase I and phase II research for these
conditions. Phase I research is to establish the technical merit, feasibility, and commercial
potential of the proposed research and research and development efforts and to determine
the quality of performance. Phase II is research to continue the research and research and
development efforts initiated in phase I. Funding for phase II shall be based on the results
achieved in phase I and the scientific and technical merit and commercial potential of the
project proposed in phase II. A business is a "small business" if the business, including its
affiliates, has no more than 500 employees.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2016, and each January 15 thereafter, the
commissioner shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
senate and house of representatives committees having jurisdiction over the Office of
Higher Education, specifying the institutions receiving grants under this section and the
purposes for which the grant funds were used.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [136A.907] SPINAL CORD AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
ADVISORY COUNCIL.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall appoint a 12-member
advisory council consisting of:
new text end

new text begin (1) one member representing the University of Minnesota Medical School;
new text end

new text begin (2) one member representing the Mayo Medical School;
new text end

new text begin (3) one member representing the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Center;
new text end

new text begin (4) one member representing Hennepin County Medical Center;
new text end

new text begin (5) one member who is a neurosurgeon;
new text end

new text begin (6) one member who has a spinal cord injury;
new text end

new text begin (7) one member who is a family member of a person with a spinal cord injury;
new text end

new text begin (8) one member who has a traumatic brain injury;
new text end

new text begin (9) one member who is a veteran who has a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain
injury;
new text end

new text begin (10) one member who is a family member of a person with a traumatic brain injury;
new text end

new text begin (11) one member who is a physician specializing in the treatment of spinal cord
injury; and
new text end

new text begin (12) one member who is a physician specializing in the treatment of traumatic
brain injury.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Organization. new text end

new text begin The advisory council shall be organized and administered
under section 15.059, except that subdivision 2 shall not apply. Except as provided in
subdivision 4, the commissioner shall appoint council members to two-year terms and
appoint one member as chair. The advisory council does not expire.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin First appointments and first meeting. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall appoint
the first members of the council by September 1, 2015. The chair shall convene the first
meeting by November 1, 2015.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Terms of initial council members. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall designate six
of the initial council members to serve one-year terms and six to serve two-year terms.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Conflict of interest. new text end

new text begin Council members must disclose in a written statement
any financial interest in any organization that the council recommends to receive a grant.
The written statement must accompany the grant recommendations and must explain the
nature of the conflict. The council is not subject to policies developed by the commissioner
of administration under section 16B.98.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The advisory council shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) develop criteria for evaluating and awarding the research grants under section
136A.901;
new text end

new text begin (2) review research proposals and make recommendations by January 15 of each
year to the commissioner for purposes of awarding grants under section 136A.901; and
new text end

new text begin (3) perform other duties as authorized by the commissioner.
new text end

ARTICLE 16

STATE RESIDENCY GRANT FOR VETERANS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 136A.101, subdivision 8, is amended to
read:


Subd. 8.

Resident student.

"Resident student" means a student who meets one of
the following conditions:

(1) a student who has resided in Minnesota for purposes other than postsecondary
education for at least 12 months without being enrolled at a postsecondary educational
institution for more than five credits in any term;

(2) a dependent student whose parent or legal guardian resides in Minnesota at the
time the student applies;

(3) a student who graduated from a Minnesota high school, if the student was a
resident of Minnesota during the student's period of attendance at the Minnesota high school
and the student is physically attending a Minnesota postsecondary educational institution;

(4) a student who, after residing in the state for a minimum of one year, earned a
high school equivalency certificate in Minnesota;

(5) a member, spouse, or dependent of a member of the armed forces of the United
States stationed in Minnesota on active federal military service as defined in section
190.05, subdivision 5c;

(6) a spouse or dependent of a veteran, as defined in section 197.447, if the veteran
is a Minnesota resident;

(7) a person or spouse of a person who relocated to Minnesota from an area that
is declared a presidential disaster area within the preceding 12 months if the disaster
interrupted the person's postsecondary education;

(8) a person defined as a refugee under United States Code, title 8, section
1101(a)(42), who, upon arrival in the United States, moved to Minnesota and has
continued to reside in Minnesota; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(9) a student eligible for resident tuition under section 135A.043deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (10) an active member of the state's National Guard who resides in Minnesota or an
active member of the reserve component of the United States armed forces whose duty
station is located in Minnesota and who resides in Minnesota.
new text end

ARTICLE 17

STATE GRANT AWARD PARAMETERS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, 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 begin96deleted text end new text begin95
new text endpercent of the parental contribution. For independent students with dependents other than
a spouse, the assigned family responsibility is deleted text begin86deleted text end new text begin70 new text endpercent of the student contribution.
For independent students without dependents other than a spouse, the assigned family
responsibility is deleted text begin50deleted text end new text begin34 new text endpercent of the student contribution.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginSTATE GRANT TUITION CAPS; LIVING AND MISCELLANEOUS
EXPENSE ALLOWANCE.
new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of the state grant program under Minnesota Statutes, section
136A.121, for the biennium ending June 30, 2017, the tuition maximum is $13,626 each
fiscal year of the biennium for students in four-year programs and $5,808 each fiscal year
of the biennium for students in two-year programs.
new text end

new text begin (b) The living and miscellaneous expense allowance for the state grant program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.121, for the biennium ending June 30, 2017, is set
at $8,828 for fiscal year 2016 and $8,904 for fiscal year 2017.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end

ARTICLE 18

MNSCU BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PATHWAY

Section 1. new text beginBACCALAUREATE DEGREE PATHWAYS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Regulate MnSCU baccalaureate transfers. new text end

new text begin The Board of Trustees
of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall implement new transfer pathways
for associate of arts degrees, associate of science degrees, and associate of fine arts degrees
toward baccalaureate degree programs. The implementation must, to the greatest extent
possible, be done in accordance with the implementation plan, including its timeline,
developed pursuant to Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 1, section 12.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin New or enhanced bachelor of applied science degrees. new text end

new text begin The board, in
consultation with system constituency groups, is encouraged to create a plan to enhance or
develop new bachelor of applied science degree programs in areas of high employment
need in the state to facilitate transfer pathways for students with associate of applied
science degrees.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By March 15, 2016, the board must report to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the committees with jurisdiction over higher education on
the status of implementation of transfer pathways under subdivision 1 and any deviations
from the implementation plan.
new text end

ARTICLE 19

PROVIDING STUDENTS INFORMATION ABOUT INSTITUTIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 136A.121, subdivision 20, is amended to
read:


Subd. 20.

Institution reporting.

(a) Each institution receiving financial aid under
this section must annually report by December 31 to the office the following for its
undergraduate programs:

(1) enrollment, persistence, and graduation data for all students, including aggregate
information on state and federal Pell grant recipients;

(2) the job placement rate and salary and wage information for graduates of each
program that is either designed or advertised to lead to a particular type of job or advertised
or promoted with a claim regarding job placement, as is practicable; and

(3) the student debt-to-earnings ratio of graduates.

(b) The office shall provide the following on its Internet Web sitenew text begin by placing a
prominent link on its Web site home page
new text end:

(1) the information submitted by an institution pursuant to paragraph (a), which shall
be made available in a searchable database; and

(2) other information and links that are useful to students and parents who are in
the process of selecting a college or university. This information may include, but is
not limited to, local occupational profiles.

(c) The office shall provide a standard format and instructions for new text begininstitutions
new text endsupplying the information required under paragraph (a).

new text begin (d) The office shall provide an electronic copy of the information submitted under
paragraph (a) to each public and private high school in the state and each workforce
center operated by the Department of Employment and Economic Development. The
copy must contain information formatted by institution so that comparison can be easily
made between institutions. High schools are encouraged to make the information
available to students, including through individual counseling sessions with students.
Workforce centers shall make the information available to job seekers, those seeking
career counseling, and others as determined by the centers.
new text end

ARTICLE 20

TCF STADIUM

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 137.54, is amended to read:


137.54 CONDITIONS FOR PAYMENT TO UNIVERSITY.

(a) Before the commissioner may make the first payment to the board authorized in
this section, the commissioner must certify that the board has received at least $110,750,000
in pledges, gifts, sponsorships, and other nonstate general fund revenue support for the
construction of the stadium. On July 1 of each year after certification by the commissioner,
but no earlier than July 1, 2007, and for so long thereafter as any bonds issued by the board
for the construction of the stadium are outstanding, the state must transfer to the board up
to $10,250,000 to reimburse the board for its stadium costs, provided that bonds issued
to pay the state's share of such costs shall not exceed $137,250,000. Up to $10,250,000
is appropriated annually from the general fund for the purpose of this section. The
appropriation of up to $10,250,000 per year may be made for no more than 25 years. The
board must certify to the commissioner the amount of the annual payments of principal and
interest required to service each series of bonds issued by the university for the construction
of the stadium, and the actual amount of the state's annual payment to the university shall
equal the amount required to service the bonds representing the state's share of such costs.
Except to the extent of the annual appropriation described in this section, the state is not
required to pay any part of the cost of designing or constructing the stadium.

(b) new text beginThe board may refund the bonds issued pursuant to paragraph (a) if refunding
is determined by the board to be in the best interest of the university. Notwithstanding
paragraph (a), the principal amount of bonds issued in a refunding shall not exceed
the lesser of $104,385,000 or the amount necessary to defease the bonds outstanding
immediately prior to refunding. The amount of the state's annual payment to the
university for the refunded bonds shall be equal to the maximum annual appropriation of
$10,250,000, notwithstanding the amount certified under paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) The board shall allocate sufficient funds from the savings realized through
refunding of the bonds pursuant to paragraph (b), to provide $10,000,000 for predesign
and design of improved health education and clinical research facilities to meet the needs
of the Medical School and Academic Health Center on the Twin Cities campus. The
facilities shall be designed to support education and research that promote new innovative
models of care which are patient-centered, team-based, and facilitate collaboration across
the health professions. The education and research facilities will be collocated and
designed to maximize collaboration and high-quality delivery of health care. The board
may in its discretion, after the $10,000,000 allocation required by this paragraph, allocate
to other university purposes payments from the state that exceed the amount necessary to
service the refunded bonds.
new text end

new text begin (d) new text endThe board must certify to the commissioner that the per-semester student fee
contribution to the stadium will be at a fixed level coterminous with bonds issued by the
board to meet the student share of the design construction of the stadium and that the
student fee will not be increased to meet construction cost overruns.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endBefore the first payment is made under paragraph (a), the board must certify
to the commissioner that a provision for affordable access for university students to the
university sporting events held at the football stadium has been made.