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SF 1957

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2019 08:56am

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.

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

Section 1. new text beginSCHOOL SAFETY GRANTS.
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new text begin (a) $100,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of education for school safety facility grants for improvements related to
violence prevention and facility security. This is a onetime appropriation.
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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 the commissioner must give priority to districts that were not
awarded a grant under Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 4, subdivision 3.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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