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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 1841

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/23/2019 10:03am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to data practices; modifying certain higher education data provisions;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.322, subdivision 3; 136A.64,
subdivision 5; 136A.672, by adding a subdivision; 136A.8295, by adding a
subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 13.322, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

(a) General. Data sharing involving
the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and other institutions is governed by section
136A.05
.

(b) Student financial aid. Data collected and used by the Minnesota Office of Higher
Education on applicants for financial assistance are classified under section 136A.162.

(c) Minnesota college savings plan data. Account owner data, account data, and data
on beneficiaries of accounts under the Minnesota college savings plan are classified under
section 136G.05, subdivision 10.

(d) School financial records. Financial records submitted by schools registering with
the Minnesota Office of Higher Education are classified under section 136A.64.

(e) Enrollment and financial aid data. Data collected from eligible institutions on
student enrollment and federal and state financial aid are governed by sections 136A.121,
subdivision 18, and 136A.1701, subdivision 11.

new text begin (f) Student complaint data. Data collected from student complaints are governed by
sections 136A.672, subdivision 6, and 136A.8295, subdivision 6.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.64, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Public information.

All information submitted to the office is public information
except financialnew text begin records, student complaint data,new text end and accreditation records and deleted text begininformationdeleted text endnew text begin
reports
new text end.new text begin Except for accreditation reports, new text endthe office may disclose deleted text beginfinancialdeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end records or
information new text beginsubmitted to the office:
new text end

new text begin (1) to law enforcement officials; or
new text end

new text begin (2) in connection with a legal or administrative proceeding to:
new text end

new text begin (i) new text enddeleted text begintodeleted text end defend its decision to approve or disapprove granting of degrees or the use of a
name deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (ii) defend new text endits deleted text begindecisionsdeleted text end new text begindecision new text endto revoke the new text begininstitution's new text endapproval deleted text beginat a hearing under
chapter 14 or other legal proceedings
deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) enforce a requirement of lawnew text end.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.672, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Private information. new text end

new text begin Student complaint data are private data. The office may
disclose student complaint data as provided in section 136A.64, subdivision 5.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.8295, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Private information. new text end

new text begin Student complaint data are private data. The office may
disclose student complaint data to law enforcement officials or in connection with a legal
or administrative proceeding commenced to enforce a requirement of law.
new text end