Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 1531

1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/20/2012 11:45am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6
1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5
2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15
2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20
3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10
4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17
4.18 4.19
4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24
4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31
4.32
5.1 5.2 5.3

A bill for an act
relating to education; expanding the postsecondary enrollment options program;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 124D.09, subdivisions 9, 12, 13, 24,
by adding a subdivision; 135A.101, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 23.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 5a. new text end

new text begin Authorization; career or technical education. new text end

new text begin A 10th, 11th, or 12th
grade pupil enrolled in a district or an American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant
school eligible for aid under section 124D.83, except a foreign exchange pupil enrolled in
a district under a cultural exchange program, may enroll in a career or technical education
course offered by a Minnesota state college or university. A 10th grade pupil applying
for enrollment in a career or technical education course under this subdivision must
have received a passing score on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment
in reading as a condition of enrollment. A secondary pupil may enroll in their first
postsecondary options enrollment course under this subdivision. A student who is refused
enrollment by a Minnesota state college or university under this subdivision, may apply
to an eligible institution offering a career or technical education course or a college or
university registered under chapter 136A by the Office of Higher Education that is eligible
to receive state student aid. The postsecondary institution must give priority to its students
according to subdivision 9. If a secondary student receives a grade of "C" or better in the
career or technical education course taken under this subdivision, the postsecondary
institution must allow the student to take additional secondary courses at that institution,
not to exceed the limits in subdivision 8. A "career or technical course" is a course that is
part of a career and technical education program that provides individuals with coherent,
rigorous content aligned with academic standards and relevant technical knowledge
and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current and emerging
professions and provide technical skill proficiency, an industry recognized credential, and
a certificate, diploma, or an associate degree.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Enrollment priority.

A postsecondary institution shall give priority to its
postsecondary students when enrolling new text begin10th, new text end11thnew text begin,new text end and 12th grade pupils in its courses.
A postsecondary institution may provide information about its programs to a secondary
school or to a pupil or parentdeleted text begin, but it may not advertise or otherwise recruit or solicit
the participation of secondary pupils to enroll in its programs on financial grounds
deleted text end.
An institution must not enroll secondary pupils, for postsecondary enrollment options
purposes, in remedial, developmental, or other courses that are not college level. Once a
pupil has been enrolled in a postsecondary course under this section, the pupil shall not
be displaced by another student.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Credits.

deleted text beginA pupil may enroll in a course under this section for either
secondary credit or postsecondary credit. At the time a pupil enrolls in a course, the pupil
shall designate whether the course is for secondary or postsecondary credit. A pupil taking
several courses may designate some for secondary credit and some for postsecondary
credit.
deleted text end A pupil must not audit a course under this section.

A district shall grant academic credit to a pupil enrolled in a course for secondary
credit if the pupil successfully completes the course. Seven quarter or four semester
college credits equal at least one full year of high school credit. Fewer college credits may
be prorated. A district must also grant academic credit to a pupil enrolled in a course for
postsecondary credit if secondary credit is requested by a pupil. If no comparable course is
offered by the district, the district must, as soon as possible, notify the commissioner, who
shall determine the number of credits that shall be granted to a pupil who successfully
completes a course. If a comparable course is offered by the district, the school board
shall grant a comparable number of credits to the pupil. If there is a dispute between the
district and the pupil regarding the number of credits granted for a particular course, the
pupil may appeal the board's decision to the commissioner. The commissioner's decision
regarding the number of credits shall be final.

The secondary credits granted to a pupil must be counted toward the graduation
requirements and subject area requirements of the district. Evidence of successful
completion of each course and secondary credits granted must be included in the pupil's
secondary school record. A pupil shall provide the school with a copy of the pupil's grade
in each course taken for secondary credit under this section. Upon the request of a pupil,
the pupil's secondary school record must also include evidence of successful completion
and credits granted for a course taken for postsecondary credit. In either case, the record
must indicate that the credits were earned at a postsecondary institution.

If a pupil enrolls in a postsecondary institution after leaving secondary school, the
postsecondary institution must award postsecondary credit for any course successfully
completed for secondary credit at that institution. Other postsecondary institutions may
award, after a pupil leaves secondary school, postsecondary credit for any courses
successfully completed under this section. An institution may not charge a pupil for
the award of credit.

The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and
the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota must, and private nonprofit and
proprietary postsecondary institutions should, award postsecondary credit for any
successfully completed courses in a program certified by the National Alliance of
Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships offered according to an agreement under subdivision
10.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 13, is amended to read:


Subd. 13.

Financial arrangements.

For a pupil enrolled in a course under this
section, the department must make payments according to this subdivision for courses that
were taken for secondary credit.

The department must not make payments to a school district or postsecondary
institution for a course taken for postsecondary credit only. The department must not
make payments to a postsecondary institution for a course from which a student officially
withdraws during the first 14 days of the quarter or semester or who has been absent from
the postsecondary institution for the first 15 consecutive school days of the quarter or
semester and is not receiving instruction in the home or hospital.

A postsecondary institutionnew text begin, including a college or university under subdivision 5a,new text end
shall receive the following:

(1) for an institution granting quarter credit, the reimbursement per credit hour shall
be an amount equal to 88 percent of the product of the formula allowance minus $415,
multiplied by 1.3, and divided by 45; or

(2) for an institution granting semester credit, the reimbursement per credit hour
shall be an amount equal to 88 percent of the product of the general revenue formula
allowance minus $415, multiplied by 1.3, and divided by 30.

The department must pay to each postsecondary institution 100 percent of the
amount in clause (1) or (2) within 30 days of receiving initial enrollment information
each quarter or semester. If changes in enrollment occur during a quarter or semester,
the change shall be reported by the postsecondary institution at the time the enrollment
information for the succeeding quarter or semester is submitted. At any time the
department notifies a postsecondary institution that an overpayment has been made, the
institution shall promptly remit the amount due.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 24, is amended to read:


Subd. 24.

Limit; state obligation.

The provisions of subdivisions 13, 19, new text beginand
new text end22deleted text begin, and 23deleted text end shall not apply for any postsecondary courses in which a pupil is enrolled in
addition to being enrolled full time in that pupil's district or for any postsecondary course
in which a pupil is enrolled for postsecondary credit. The pupil is enrolled full time if
the pupil attends credit-bearing classes in the high school or high school program for
all of the available hours of instruction.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2012-2013 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 135A.101, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirements for participation.

To participate in the postsecondary
enrollment options program, a college or university must abide by the provisions in this
section. The institution may provide information about its programs to a secondary school
or to a pupil or parentdeleted text begin, but may not recruit or solicit participation on financial groundsdeleted text end.

Sec. 7. new text beginPOSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTION APPROPRIATION
ADJUSTMENT.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, for fiscal year 2013 only,
the commissioner must limit the appropriation paid to colleges in the postsecondary
enrollment option program that is attributable to tenth grade students enrolling in career
and technical classes to the amount of the general education deduction for these students
multiplied times 0.6.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2013 only.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 23, new text end new text begin is repealed effective
for the 2012-2013 school year and later.
new text end