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SF 735

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 04/03/2013 09:01am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; authorizing grants to private nonprofit entities that
assist in dispute resolution; appropriating money;amending Minnesota Statutes
2012, section 179.02, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 179.02, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Grants. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of mediation services may make grants
to private nonprofit entities that assist in resolution of disputes. The commissioner
shall establish a grant review committee to assist the commissioner in review of grant
applications under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) To be eligible for a grant under this subdivision, a nonprofit organization must
meet the requirements of section 494.05, subdivision 1, clauses (1), (2), (4), and (5).
new text end

new text begin (c) A grant agreement may include performance-based standards that apply to a
specified percentage of the potential grant amount. A grant may include a requirement for
a matching contribution from a nonstate source.
new text end

new text begin (d) A nonprofit entity receiving a grant must, as a condition of the grant, agree to
comply with guidelines adopted by the state court administrator under section 494.015,
subdivision 1, and with other conditions the commissioner may impose. Sections
16B.97 and 16B.98 and policies adopted under those sections apply to grants under this
subdivision. The exclusions in section 494.03 apply to grants under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (e) Grantees must report to the commissioner data required under chapter 494 and
additional information required by the commissioner to evaluate quality and outcomes.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $750,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of mediation
services for the biennium ending June 30, 2015, for grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 179.02, subdivision 6.
new text end