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Key: (1) language to be deleted (2) new language

CHAPTER 249--H.F.No. 2695

An act

relating to commerce; modifying requirements for Department of Commerce licensee education;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 45.25, subdivisions 2a, 5a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 45.25, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:

Subd. 2a.

Classroom course.

"Classroom course" means an educational process based on no geographical separation of instructor and learner live or real-time instruction including, but not limited to:

(1) a course in which there is no geographic separation of instructor and learner;

(2) a course taught live that is concurrently simulcast to remote locations and where each location is monitored by a proctor; and

(3) a course taught live that is concurrently simulcast to individual students online and that includes a process to authenticate the student's identity and technology to guarantee seat time.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 45.25, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:

Subd. 5a.

Distance learning course.

"Distance learning course" means an education process, other than the courses specified in subdivision 2a, clauses (2) and (3), that is based on the geographical separation of instructor and learner. This includes, but is not limited to:

(1) an interactive Internet course that does not meet the requirements of subdivision 2a, clauses (2) or (3); and

(2) a noninteractive course taught live by the instructor via the Internet, video, or other electronic means.

Presented to the governor May 13, 2014

Signed by the governor May 16, 2014, 10:39 a.m.

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