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HF 2911

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 01/31/2022 12:24pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; establishing the Minnesota tutoring corps;
appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
124D.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [124D.421] MINNESOTA TUTORING CORPS.
new text end

new text begin (a) By September 1, 2022, the commissioner of education must establish a Minnesota
tutoring corps program to provide additional instructional support to elementary, middle,
and high school students who have experienced learning loss as a result of the COVID-19
pandemic. The program must offer instructional support in all required subject areas under
section 120B.021, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (b) A tutor must be:
new text end

new text begin (1) enrolled in a course under section 124D.09, subdivision 10, paragraph (b);
new text end

new text begin (2) enrolled in a bachelor's degree program related to education; or
new text end

new text begin (3) a graduate within the last three years of a board-approved teacher preparation program
under section 122A.092.
new text end

new text begin To the extent funds are available, the commissioner may provide stipends to tutors.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may partner with an organization or an approved teacher
preparation program to implement the program.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text begin FEDERAL FUNDS REPLACEMENT; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Suspension of statutory appropriation. new text end

new text begin The appropriation in Minnesota
Statutes, section 4.07, subdivision 3, does not apply to any federal funds for COVID-19
from the Education Stabilization Fund received by the state of Minnesota between December
26, 2020, and June 30, 2023, for which a general fund appropriation or transfer in this act
is an eligible expenditure. Federal funding for which this section applies shall not be used
for any other purpose.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Cancellation. new text end

new text begin If the state of Minnesota receives federal funds for COVID-19
from the Education Stabilization Fund between December 26, 2020, and June 30, 2023, for
which any general fund appropriation or transfer enacted in this act is an eligible expenditure,
the commissioner must cancel the general fund appropriation or transfer in this act in an
amount up to, but not greater than, the amount appropriated or transferred in this act. The
commissioner may designate a portion of an appropriation or transfer for cancellation if the
federal funds are not sufficient to replace the entire general fund appropriation or transfer.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Appropriation and transfer. new text end

new text begin Each amount canceled under subdivision 2 is
appropriated from the federal fund for the original purposes of the general fund appropriation
or transfer in this act. Any appropriation and transfer under this subdivision is a onetime
appropriation or transfer.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section does not apply to federal funds after the general fund
appropriations in this act have been canceled and federal funds have been appropriated for
the same purpose.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education in the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Minnesota tutoring corps stipends. new text end

new text begin (a) For providing stipends to the tutoring
corps under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.421:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin .......
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
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new text begin (b) The base for fiscal years 2023 and 2024 is $........ The base for fiscal year 2025 is
$0.
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new text begin (c) The department may retain up to three percent of the appropriation amount in each
year to monitor and administer the program.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end