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HF 2766

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 11:32pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/05/2010

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; clarifying disclosure of educational data; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 13.32, subdivision 3.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 13.32, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Private data; when disclosure is permitted.

Except as provided in
subdivision 5, educational data is private data on individuals and shall not be disclosed
except as follows:

(a) pursuant to section 13.05;

(b) pursuant to a valid court order;

(c) pursuant to a statute specifically authorizing access to the private data;

(d) to disclose information in healthnew text begin , including mental health,new text end and safety emergencies
pursuant to the provisions of United States Code, title 20, section 1232g(b)(1)(I) and Code
of Federal Regulations, title 34, section 99.36;

(e) pursuant to the provisions of United States Code, title 20, sections 1232g(b)(1),
(b)(4)(A), (b)(4)(B), (b)(1)(B), (b)(3), (b)(6), (b)(7), and (i), and Code of Federal
Regulations, title 34, sections 99.31, 99.32, 99.33, 99.34, 99.35, and 99.39;

(f) to appropriate health authorities to the extent necessary to administer
immunization programs and for bona fide epidemiologic investigations which the
commissioner of health determines are necessary to prevent disease or disability to
individuals in the public educational agency or institution in which the investigation
is being conducted;

(g) when disclosure is required for institutions that participate in a program under
title IV of the Higher Education Act, United States Code, title 20, section 1092;

(h) to the appropriate school district officials to the extent necessary under
subdivision 6, annually to indicate the extent and content of remedial instruction, including
the results of assessment testing and academic performance at a postsecondary institution
during the previous academic year by a student who graduated from a Minnesota school
district within two years before receiving the remedial instruction;

(i) to appropriate authorities as provided in United States Code, title 20, section
1232g(b)(1)(E)(ii), if the data concern the juvenile justice system and the ability of the
system to effectively serve, prior to adjudication, the student whose records are released;
provided that the authorities to whom the data are released submit a written request for
the data that certifies that the data will not be disclosed to any other person except as
authorized by law without the written consent of the parent of the student and the request
and a record of the release are maintained in the student's file;

(j) to volunteers who are determined to have a legitimate educational interest in
the data and who are conducting activities and events sponsored by or endorsed by the
educational agency or institution for students or former students;

(k) to provide student recruiting information, from educational data held by colleges
and universities, as required by and subject to Code of Federal Regulations, title 32,
section 216;

(l) to the juvenile justice system if information about the behavior of a student who
poses a risk of harm is reasonably necessary to protect the health or safety of the student
or other individuals;

(m) with respect to Social Security numbers of students in the adult basic education
system, to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the Department of Employment
and Economic Development for the purpose and in the manner described in section
124D.52, subdivision 7;

(n) to the commissioner of education for purposes of an assessment or investigation
of a report of alleged maltreatment of a student as mandated by section 626.556. Upon
request by the commissioner of education, data that are relevant to a report of maltreatment
and are from charter school and school district investigations of alleged maltreatment of a
student must be disclosed to the commissioner, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) information regarding the student alleged to have been maltreated;

(2) information regarding student and employee witnesses;

(3) information regarding the alleged perpetrator; and

(4) what corrective or protective action was taken, if any, by the school facility in
response to a report of maltreatment by an employee or agent of the school or school

(o) when the disclosure is of the final results of a disciplinary proceeding on a charge
of a crime of violence or nonforcible sex offense to the extent authorized under United
States Code, title 20, section 1232g(b)(6)(A) and (B) and Code of Federal Regulations,
title 34, sections 99.31(a)(13) and (14);

(p) when the disclosure is information provided to the institution under United States
Code, title 42, section 14071, concerning registered sex offenders to the extent authorized
under United States Code, title 20, section 1232g(b)(7); or

(q) when the disclosure is to a parent of a student at an institution of postsecondary
education regarding the student's violation of any federal, state, or local law or of any
rule or policy of the institution, governing the use or possession of alcohol or of a
controlled substance, to the extent authorized under United States Code, title 20, section
1232g(i), and Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, section 99.31(a)(15), and provided the
institution has an information release form signed by the student authorizing disclosure
to a parent. The institution must notify parents and students about the purpose and
availability of the information release forms. At a minimum, the institution must distribute
the information release forms at parent and student orientation meetings.