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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 2257

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/21/2019 03:23pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; requiring the Office of Higher Education to inform
students of postsecondary education options for those with intellectual and
developmental disabilities; appropriating money for a grant to Minnesota
Independence College and Community; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
136A.87.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.87, is amended to read:


136A.87 PLANNING INFORMATION FOR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION.

(a) The office shall make available to all residents beginning in 7th grade through
adulthood information about planning and preparing for postsecondary opportunities.
Information must be provided to all 7th grade students and their parents annually by
September 30 about planning for their postsecondary education. The office may also provide
information to high school students and their parents, to adults, and to out-of-school youth.

(b) The office shall gather and share information with students and parents about the
dual credit acceptance policies of each Minnesota public and private college and university.
The office shall gather and share information related to the acceptance policies for concurrent
enrollment courses, postsecondary enrollment options courses, advanced placement courses,
and international baccalaureate courses. This information must be shared on the office's
website and included in the information under paragraph (a).

(c) The information provided under paragraph (a) may include the following:

(1) the need to start planning early;

(2) the availability of assistance in educational planning from educational institutions
and other organizations;

(3) suggestions for studying effectively during high school;

(4) high school courses necessary to be adequately prepared for postsecondary education;

(5) encouragement to involve parents actively in planning for all phases of education;

(6) information about postsecondary education and training opportunities existing in the
state, their respective missions and expectations for students, their preparation requirements,
admission requirements, and student placement;

(7) ways to evaluate and select postsecondary institutions;

(8) the process of transferring credits among Minnesota postsecondary institutions and
systems;

(9) the costs of postsecondary education and the availability of financial assistance in
meeting these costs, including specific information about the Minnesota Promise;

(10) the interrelationship of assistance from student financial aid, public assistance, and
job training programs; deleted text beginand
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(11) financial planning for postsecondary educationdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
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new text begin (12) postsecondary education options for students with intellectual and developmental
disabilities.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; MINNESOTA INDEPENDENCE COLLEGE AND
COMMUNITY.
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new text begin $2,375,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $2,375,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the general fund to the Office of Higher Education for grants to Minnesota Independence
College and Community for tuition reduction and institutional support.
new text end