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SF 4419

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/17/2020 02:12pm

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; clarifying and expanding workforce development
scholarships; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 136F.38,
subdivision 3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 136F.38, subdivision 3, is amended
to read:


Subd. 3.

Program eligibility.

(a) Scholarships shall be awarded only to a student eligible
for resident tuition, as defined in section 135A.043, who is enrolled in any of the following
programs of study or certification: (1) advanced manufacturing; (2) agriculture; (3) health
care services; (4) information technology; (5) early childhood; deleted text beginordeleted text end (6) transportationnew text begin; or (7)
a program of study under paragraph (b)
new text end.

new text begin (b) Each institution may add one additional area of study or certification, based on a
workforce shortage for full-time employment requiring postsecondary education that is
unique to the institution's specific region, as delineated by the Department of Employment
and Economic Development job vacancy survey data for the economic development region
in which the institution is located. A workforce shortage area is one in which the job vacancy
rate for full-time employment in a specific occupation in a region is higher than the state
average vacancy rate for that same occupation. The institution may change the area of study
or certification based on new data once every two years.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end The student must be enrolled for at least nine credits new text beginin a two-year college new text endin the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities systemnew text begin to be eligible for the first and second
year scholarships
new text end.

new text begin (d) The student must be enrolled for at least nine credits in a four-year university in the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system to be eligible for a third-year transfer
scholarship.
new text end