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SF 868

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/07/2019 01:48pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; establishing the no child left inside grant program;
appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
84.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [84.976] NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE GRANT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources must establish
and administer a program to provide grants for outdoor environmental, ecological, and other
natural-resource-based education and recreation programs serving youth.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may award grants under this section to public
entities or private nonprofit organizations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Priorities. new text end

new text begin In awarding grants under this section, the commissioner must give
priority to programs that:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide students with opportunities to directly experience and understand nature and
the natural world;
new text end

new text begin (2) use a research-based, effective environmental, ecological, agricultural, or other
natural-resource-based educational curriculum;
new text end

new text begin (3) maximize the number of participants that can be served;
new text end

new text begin (4) use state park and other natural resource venues and personnel as a resource; and
new text end

new text begin (5) commit matching funds or in-kind resources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Rule exemption. new text end

new text begin The commissioner is not subject to the rulemaking provisions
of chapter 14 in implementing this section, and section 14.386 does not apply.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the .... fund to the commissioner of natural
resources for grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.976.
new text end