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SF 793

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 07/02/2019 09:59am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; establishing a grant program to include firearms safety, trap
shooting, archery, hunting, and angling in school physical education courses;
requiring a report; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginGRANT PROGRAM; FIREARMS SAFETY, ARCHERY, HUNTING,
AND ANGLING IN SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources must create a grant
program to increase firearms safety, trap shooting, archery, hunting, and angling activities
in physical education courses in Minnesota school districts. A school must ensure that
activities funded under the program are consistent with required state standards for physical
education.
new text end

new text begin (b) In developing the program, the commissioner must consult with members from each
of the following groups: Leech Lake Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Red Lake Band of
Chippewa Indians; Lower Sioux Indian Reservation; Prairie Island Sioux Indian Reservation;
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Indian Reservation; and Upper Sioux Indian Reservation.
As practicable, the commissioner must incorporate recommendations from these groups in
the grant program design.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin (a) A school district or American Indian-controlled tribal contract
or grant school may apply to the commissioner of natural resources to participate in the
program in the form and manner determined by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must seek geographic balance among schools selected for
participation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin No later than January 15, 2021, the commissioner must report on
program outcomes to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives
and senate committees with jurisdiction over education and natural resources policy and
finance. The report must be in writing.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 in fiscal year
2021 are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of education for transfer
to the commissioner of natural resources to implement the program under this section. This
is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) Money appropriated for the program may be used for Department of Natural
Resources personnel costs, curriculum development, reporting costs, school staff training,
outdoor sports licenses for participating students, and equipment used in courses.
new text end