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SF 1300

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/14/2019 04:13pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; appropriating money for school safety grants;
transferring money from the budget reserve.

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

Section 1. new text beginSCHOOL SAFETY GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) $250,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $250,000,000
in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of education
for school safety facility grants for improvements related to violence prevention and facility
security.
new text end

new text begin (b) A school district may apply for a school safety facility grant in the form and manner
specified by the commissioner of education.
new text end

new text begin (c) After consultation with the Department of Public Safety's Minnesota School Safety
Center, the commissioner of education may award a school safety facility grant to a school
district of no more than $500,000 for each qualifying school building. The commissioner
must award grants for projects that meet the requirements of this subdivision on a first-come,
first-served basis, except that for grants in fiscal year 2020 the commissioner must give
priority to districts that previously applied for, but were not awarded, a grant under Laws
2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 4, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (d) Grants may be used to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip school facilities
and includes renovating and expanding existing buildings and facilities.
new text end

new text begin (e) Before a grant is approved, the district must provide documentation acceptable to
the commissioner of education on how the grant will be used.
new text end

new text begin (f) No money for construction may be distributed by the commissioner of education to
the recipient school district until bids have been received on 100 percent of the construction
documents and satisfactory documentation has been submitted to the commissioner of
education indicating the project can be fully completed with money available for the project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Budget reserve transfer. new text end

new text begin $250,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $250,000,000
in fiscal year 2021 are transferred from the budget reserve under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.152, subdivision 1a, to the general fund.
new text end