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SF 2964

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to early childhood education; modifying adult basic education aid;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 124D.522; 124D.55; Minnesota
Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 124D.531, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.522, is amended to read:


124D.522 ADULT BASIC EDUCATION SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE
GRANTS.

(a) The commissioner, in consultation with the policy review task force under
section 124D.521, may make grants to nonprofit organizations to provide services that
are not offered by a district adult basic education program or that are supplemental to
either the statewide adult basic education program, or a district's adult basic education
program. The commissioner may make grants for: staff development for adult basic
education teachers and administrators; training for volunteer tutors; training, services, and
materials for serving disabled students through adult basic education programs; statewide
promotion of adult basic education services and programs; development and dissemination
of instructional and administrative technology for adult basic education programs;
programs which primarily serve communities of color; adult basic education distance
learning projects, including television instruction programs; and other supplemental
services to support the mission of adult basic education and innovative delivery of adult
basic education services.

(b) The commissioner must establish eligibility criteria and grant application
procedures. Grants under this section must support services throughout the state, focus on
educational results for adult learners, and promote outcome-based achievement through
adult basic education programs. Beginning in fiscal year 2002, the commissioner may
make grants under this section from the state total adult basic education aid set aside for
supplemental service grants under section 124D.531. Up to one-fourth of the appropriation
for supplemental service grants must be used for grants for adult basic education programs
to encourage and support innovations in adult basic education instruction and service
delivery. A grant to a single organization cannot exceed deleted text begin$100,000deleted text endnew text begin 25 percent of the total
supplemental services aid
new text end. Nothing in this section prevents an approved adult basic
education program from using state or federal aid to purchase supplemental services.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 124D.531, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

State total adult basic education aid.

(a) The state total adult basic
education aid for fiscal year 2005 is $36,509,000. The state total adult basic education
aid for fiscal year 2006 equals $36,587,000 plus any amount that is not paid for during
the previous fiscal year, as a result of adjustments under subdivision 4, paragraph (a), or
section 124D.52, subdivision 3. The state total adult basic education aid for fiscal year
2007 equals $37,673,000 plus any amount that is not paid for during the previous fiscal
year, as a result of adjustments under subdivision 4, paragraph (a), or section 124D.52,
subdivision 3
. The state total adult basic education aid for fiscal year 2008 equals
$40,650,000, plus any amount that is not paid during the previous fiscal year as a result of
adjustments under subdivision 4, paragraph (a), or section 124D.52, subdivision 3. The
state total adult basic education aid for later fiscal years equals:

(1) the state total adult basic education aid for the preceding fiscal year plus any
amount that is not paid for during the previous fiscal year, as a result of adjustments under
subdivision 4, paragraph (a), or section 124D.52, subdivision 3; times

(2) the lesser of:

(i) 1.03; or

(ii) deleted text beginthe greater of 1.00 or the ratio of the state total contact hours in the first prior
program year to the state total contact hours in the second prior program year
deleted text endnew text begin the average
growth in state total contact hours over the prior 10 program years
new text end.

Beginning in fiscal year 2002, two percent of the state total adult basic education
aid must be set aside for adult basic education supplemental service grants under section
124D.522.

(b) The state total adult basic education aid, excluding basic population aid, equals
the difference between the amount computed in paragraph (a), and the state total basic
population aid under subdivision 2.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.55, is amended to read:


124D.55 GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (GED) TEST FEES.

The commissioner shall pay 60 percent of the fee that is charged to an eligible
individual for the full battery of a general education development (GED) test, but not
more than deleted text begin$20deleted text endnew text begin $40new text end for an eligible individual.