CHAPTER 137. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Table of Sections
|137.01||Repealed, 1998 c 384 s 13
|137.02||POWERS AND DUTIES OF BOARD OF REGENTS.|
|137.021||ACCEPTANCE OF FEDERAL MONEY.|
|137.022||PERMANENT UNIVERSITY FUND.|
|137.023||UNIVERSITY STUDENT ON BOARD OF REGENTS.|
|137.024||CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS REPRESENTED ON BOARD OF REGENTS.|
|137.0245||REGENT CANDIDATE ADVISORY COUNCIL.|
|137.0246||REGENT NOMINATION AND ELECTION.|
|137.027||APPROPRIATION; FRINGE BENEFITS.|
|137.03||Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1; 1996 c 398 s 66
|137.04||LIBRARY TO GET COPIES OF STATE PUBLICATIONS.|
|137.05||Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1; 1996 c 398 s 66
|137.06||Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1; 1996 c 398 s 66
|137.07||Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1; 1996 c 398 s 66
|137.08||Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1; 1996 c 398 s 66
|137.09||BOARD OF REGENTS NOT TO EXCEED APPROPRIATIONS; PENALTY.|
|137.10||REFUND OF TUITION TO STUDENTS IN CERTAIN CASES.|
|137.11||Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1; 1996 c 398 s 66
|137.12||PEACE OFFICERS; APPOINTMENT; POWER OF ARREST.|
|137.14||Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1; 1996 c 398 s 66
|137.15||Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1; 1996 c 398 s 66
|137.16||MORRIS BRANCH; ADMISSION OF INDIANS.|
|137.20||Repealed, 1990 c 397 s 1
|137.21||Repealed, 1990 c 397 s 1
|137.22||HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965; RECEIPTS.|
|137.31||PROCUREMENT FROM SMALL BUSINESSES.|
|137.33||Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1; 1996 c 398 s 66
|137.341||FARM SAFETY SPECIALIST POSITION.|
|137.342||RESEARCH CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL HEALTH AND SAFETY.|
|137.36||PROMPT PAYMENT TO SUBCONTRACTORS.|
|137.37||OFF-CAMPUS SITES AND CENTERS.|
|137.38||EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS.|
|137.39||MEDICAL SCHOOL INITIATIVES.|
|137.40||RESIDENCY AND OTHER INITIATIVES.|
|137.41||Repealed, 1997 c 183 art 3 s 39
|137.42||GRANTS FOR AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER PROGRAMS.|
|137.43||SUBSTITUTE PHYSICIAN DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.|
|137.44||HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION BUDGET PLAN.|
|137.51||137.51 LAND PROTECTION AND TRANSFER.|
|137.52||137.52 RECREATIONAL PROGRAM ASSESSMENT.|
|137.53||137.53 ACTIVITIES; CONTRACTS.|
|137.54||137.54 CONDITIONS FOR PAYMENT TO UNIVERSITY.|
|137.55||137.55 PUBLIC USE OF STADIUM.|
|137.56||137.56 ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW.|
|137.57||137.57 NO FULL FAITH AND CREDIT.|
|137.58||137.58 MITIGATION FUND.|
|137.59||137.59 NEIGHBORHOOD IMPACT REPORT.|
|137.60||137.60 EMINENT DOMAIN.|
137.02 POWERS AND DUTIES OF BOARD OF REGENTS.
Subdivision 1. Transportation between university campus and farm.
of Regents is hereby authorized to provide adequate means for safe, convenient, and rapid
transportation of persons, supplies, and materials between the university farm and the university
campus and the transportation of persons from intermediate points to either the university campus
or the university farm and from the university campus or university farm to intermediate points
and for the transportation of supplies and materials to and from the university farm by means of a
connection with the belt line railway operated by the Minnesota Transfer Railway Company; and
to that end the Board of Regents is hereby authorized to acquire by gift, purchase, condemnation,
or otherwise such rights-of-way as may be deemed necessary and to construct, maintain, and
operate lines of railway thereon and to make such contracts with any railway company for
trackage rights, track connections, and motive power or for the hiring of rolling stock or for the
operation of the same as may be found necessary or expedient in carrying out the provisions of
this subdivision. The Board of Regents shall prescribe the rate of fares which shall be charged for
the transportation of persons, which fares when collected shall be kept in a separate fund and used
to defray the expense of maintaining and operating such railway.
Subd. 2. Employees may be bonded.
The regents of the university shall have authority
to indemnify the officers or the employees of the university against liability arising out of the
operation of motor vehicles or other equipment by them while engaged in the performance of
their duties as such public officials or employees and to pay out of the public funds the premiums
on the indemnity insurance policies insuring such governmental agency against such liability.
The regents may defend any such officer or employee, in the name and on behalf of the officer
or employee, in any suit brought against the officer or employee to enforce a claim, whether
groundless or otherwise, arising out of the operation of a motor vehicle or other equipment
in the performance of official duties, and may compromise and settle such claim or suit and
pay out of public funds the amount of such settlement or compromise, or the amount of any
judgment against such officer or employee based on any such claim without first requiring such
officer or employee to settle or pay any such claim. The regents may, in their discretion, pay
the premiums of the indemnity insurance policies referred to in this subdivision, insuring such
officers or employees against liability for or injury to persons or property, within the limits of
this subdivision, and such payment of insurance premiums out of public funds shall in no way
impose on the regents any liability.
Subd. 3. Power of eminent domain granted.
The Board of Regents may use any money
not specifically appropriated for other purposes for acquiring land by purchase or condemnation.
In case it is desired to use the fund for the acquisition of land by eminent domain, the power of
eminent domain shall be exercised in accordance with chapter 117.
Subd. 3a. Consultation required.
Land must not be purchased and a building must not be
purchased, constructed, or erected on land of the University of Minnesota until the regents have
first consulted with the chair of the senate Finance Committee and the chair of the house Ways
and Means Committee and obtained their advisory recommendations.
Subd. 4. Employee salaries.
All nonacademic employees of the University of Minnesota
shall be paid salaries comparable to salaries paid to state employees in the classified civil service.
History: (3139, 3139-3, 3139-4, 3139-6) 1913 c 257 s 1; 1935 c 173 s 1,2; Ex1937 c 81 s 2;
1976 c 163 s 23; 1976 c 348 s 21; 1986 c 444; 1989 c 300 art 1 s 31; 1993 c 4 s 20
137.021 ACCEPTANCE OF FEDERAL MONEY.
The regents of the University of Minnesota are hereby designated the state agency
empowered to accept any and all moneys provided for or made available to this state by the
United States of America or any department or agency thereof for the construction and equipping
of any building for university or college purposes in accordance with the provisions of federal law
and any rules or regulations promulgated thereunder and are further authorized to do any and
all things required of this state by such federal law and the rules and regulations promulgated
thereunder in order to obtain such federal money.
History: Ex1959 c 90 s 6
137.022 PERMANENT UNIVERSITY FUND.
Subdivision 1. Investment.
The investment management of the permanent university fund
shall be under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, subject
to any limitations imposed by the Constitution of the state of Minnesota, article XI, section 9.
All securities and cash held in the state treasury credited to the permanent university fund that
are unappropriated or unencumbered are transferred and appropriated to the Board of Regents of
the University of Minnesota solely for the purpose of investment by them. The investments are
restricted to those the State Board of Investment may invest in under section
Subd. 2. Income.
All income from the permanent university fund is appropriated annually
to the Board of Regents. Authority over this income is vested solely in the board but must be
used by the board directly to enhance the mission of the university. This appropriation of income
must not be used to reduce other appropriations made to the Board of Regents. The determination
of this income shall be based on the procedures detailed in section
11A.16, subdivision 5
11A.12, subdivision 2
Subd. 3. Endowed chair account.
(a) For purposes of this section, the permanent university
fund has three accounts. The sources of the money in the endowed mineral research and
scholarship accounts are set out in paragraph (b) and subdivision 4. All money in the fund that
is not otherwise allocated is in the endowed chair account. The income from the endowed
chair account must be used, and capital gains allocated to that account may be used, to provide
endowment support for professorial chairs in academic disciplines. The endowment support
for the chairs from the income and the capital gains must not total more than six percent per
year of the 36-month trailing average market value of the endowed chair account of the fund,
as computed quarterly or otherwise as directed by the regents. The endowment support from
the income and the capital gains must not provide more than half the sum of the endowment
support for all university chairs and professorships endowed, with nonstate sources providing the
remainder. The endowment support from the income and the capital gains may provide more than
half the endowment support of an individual chair.
(b) If any portion of the annual appropriation of the income is not used for the purposes
specified in paragraph (a) or subdivision 4, that portion lapses and must be added to the principal
of the three accounts of the permanent university fund in proportion to the market value of each
Subd. 4. Mineral research; scholarships.
(a) All income credited after July 1, 1992, to the
permanent university fund from royalties for mining under state mineral leases from and after
July 1, 1991, must be allocated as provided in this subdivision.
(b)(1) Fifty percent of the income, up to $50,000,000, must be credited to the mineral
research account of the fund to be allocated for the Natural Resources Research Institute-Duluth
and Coleraine facilities, for mineral and mineral-related research including mineral-related
environmental research; and
(2) The remainder must be credited to the endowed scholarship account of the fund
for distribution annually for scholastic achievement as provided by the Board of Regents to
undergraduates enrolled at the University of Minnesota who are resident students as defined
136A.101, subdivision 8
(c) The annual distribution from the endowed scholarship account must be allocated to the
various campuses of the University of Minnesota in proportion to the number of undergraduate
resident students enrolled on each campus.
(d) The Board of Regents must report to the education committees of the legislature
biennially at the time of the submission of its budget request on the disbursement of money
from the endowed scholarship account and to the environment and natural resources committees
on the use of the mineral research account.
(e) Capital gains and losses and portfolio income of the permanent university fund must be
credited to its three accounts in proportion to the market value of each account.
(f) The endowment support from the income and capital gains of the endowed mineral
research and endowed scholarship accounts of the fund must not total more than six percent
per year of the 36-month trailing average market value of the account from which the support
History: 1963 c 567 s 2; 1965 c 41 s 1; 1971 c 197 s 3; 1976 c 2 s 172; 1980 c 516 s 2;
1980 c 607 art 14 s 45 subd 2; s 46; 1983 c 289 s 114 subd 1; 1984 c 655 art 1 s 92; 1985 c 248 s
70; 1Sp1985 c 11 s 65; 1990 c 591 art 6 s 8,9; 1Sp1993 c 2 art 4 s 1,2; 1997 c 183 art 3 s 26;
2003 c 133 art 2 s 19; 2006 c 282 art 8 s 7
137.023 UNIVERSITY STUDENT ON BOARD OF REGENTS.
In electing members of the Board of Regents pursuant to article 13, section 3, of the
Constitution of the state of Minnesota, and Territorial Laws 1851, chapter 3, section 5, one
member of the Board of Regents of the university shall be a person who at the time of election to
the board is a student who is enrolled in a degree program at the university. This person shall
represent the state at large. Upon expiration of the term or in the event of a vacancy in the office,
one position shall be filled by a person having the same qualifications.
History: 1976 c 120 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1989 c 157 s 1
137.024 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS REPRESENTED ON BOARD OF REGENTS.
At least one member of the Board of Regents of the university shall be a resident of each
History: 1976 c 120 s 2
137.0245 REGENT CANDIDATE ADVISORY COUNCIL.
Subdivision 1. Establishment.
A Regent Candidate Advisory Council is established to assist
in determining criteria for, and identifying and recruiting qualified candidates for membership on
the Board of Regents and making recommendations to the governor.
Subd. 2. Membership.
The Regent Candidate Advisory Council shall consist of 24 members.
Twelve members shall be appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on
Rules and Administration of the senate. Twelve members shall be appointed by the speaker of the
house of representatives. Each appointing authority must appoint one member who is a student
enrolled in a degree program at the University of Minnesota at the time of appointment. No more
than one-third of the members appointed by each appointing authority may be current or former
legislators. No more than two-thirds of the members appointed by each appointing authority may
belong to the same political party; however, political activity or affiliation is not required for the
appointment of any member. Geographical representation must be taken into consideration when
making appointments. Section
shall govern the advisory council, except that:
(1) the members shall be appointed to six-year terms with one-third appointed each
even-numbered year; and
(2) student members are appointed to two-year terms with two students appointed each
Subd. 3. Duties.
(a) The advisory council shall:
(1) develop, in consultation with current and former regents and the administration of the
University of Minnesota, a statement of the selection criteria to be applied and a description of the
responsibilities and duties of a regent, and shall distribute this to potential candidates; and
(2) for each position on the board, identify and recruit qualified candidates for the Board of
Regents, based on the background and experience of the candidates, their potential for discharging
the responsibilities of a member of the Board of Regents, and the needs of the board. The
selection criteria must not include a limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve
on the Board of Regents.
(b) The selection criteria developed under paragraph (a), clause (1), must include a criterion
that regents represent diversity in geography; gender; race; occupation, including business and
labor; and experience.
(c) The selection criterion must include an identification of the membership needs of the
board for individual skills relevant to the governance of the University of Minnesota and the
needs for certain individual characteristics. Individual characteristics relate to qualities such as
gender, race, and geographic location of residence.
Subd. 4. Recommendations.
(a) The advisory council shall recommend at least two and not
more than four candidates. By January 15 of each odd-numbered year, the advisory council shall
submit its recommendations to the governor.
(b) The advisory council must submit a report to the governor on the needs criterion
identified under subdivision 3, paragraph (c), at the same time it submits its recommendations.
Subd. 5. Support services.
The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall provide
administrative and support services for the advisory council.
History: 1988 c 703 art 1 s 16; 1990 c 383 s 1; 2003 c 133 art 3 s 25; 2005 c 107 art 2 s 47-49
137.0246 REGENT NOMINATION AND ELECTION.
Subdivision 1. Governor nomination.
By February 15 following the receipt of
recommendations from the advisory council, the governor must submit to the joint committee
established under subdivision 2 a slate of regent nominations that complies with sections
. The slate must name one nominee for each vacancy. In selecting nominees,
the governor must consider the needs of the Board of Regents and the balance of the board
membership with respect to gender, racial, and ethnic composition. The governor must inform the
joint committee how each candidate and the slate meet the needs identified in the report under
137.0245, subdivision 4
, paragraph (b).
Subd. 2. Joint committee.
(a) The joint legislative committee consists of 20 legislator
members. Ten members shall be appointed by the speaker of the house. Ten members shall be
appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration
from the senate. An equal number of members from the majority and minority party shall be
appointed from each house. The members appointed from the minority party must be appointed
from among those recommended by the minority leader. The chairs of the education policy
committees and of the higher education budget divisions and the ranking minority member of
those committees and divisions must be appointed. A majority of the members from each house is
a quorum of the joint committee.
(b) By February 28 of each odd-numbered year, or at a date agreed to by concurrent
resolution, the joint legislative committee shall meet to consider the governor's nominees for
regent of the University of Minnesota for possible presentation to a joint convention of the
(c) The joint committee may only recommend to the joint convention nominees
recommended by the governor. If the joint committee does not recommend a governor's nominee,
the governor must submit a different nominee for the same vacancy.
History: 2005 c 107 art 2 s 50
137.025 APPROPRIATIONS; PAYMENT.
Subdivision 1. Appropriations not for buildings.
The commissioner of finance shall pay
no money to the University of Minnesota pursuant to a direct appropriation, other than an
appropriation for buildings, until the university first certifies to the commissioner of finance that
its aggregate balances in the temporary investment pool, cash, or separate investments, resulting
from all state maintenance and special appropriations do not exceed $7,000,000, or any other
amount specified in the act making the appropriation, plus one-third of all tuition and fee payments
from the previous fiscal year. Upon this certification, 1/12 of the annual appropriation to the
university shall be paid at the beginning of each month. Additional payments shall be made by the
commissioner of finance whenever the state appropriations and tuition aggregate balances in the
temporary investment pool, cash, or separate investments are reduced below the indicated levels.
Subd. 2. Appropriations for buildings.
The commissioner of finance shall pay no money to
the University of Minnesota pursuant to a direct appropriation for buildings until all balances
separately invested, including cash, and those in the temporary investment pool attributable to all
state building funds shall be reduced below $5,000,000, or any other amount specified in the act
making the appropriation. Payment shall then be made upon certification of the amounts needed
for construction payments, but so as not to increase the building balances in cash, separately
invested, or in the temporary investment pool, to a total above the indicated level.
Subd. 3. Investment; income.
Money not paid to the university by reason of the foregoing
requirements shall be invested by the state in those securities authorized by section
until paid to the university. Income from investments shall be credited to the general fund
in the state treasury.
History: 1976 c 163 s 24; 1980 c 607 art 14 s 46; 1987 c 401 s 29
137.0251 BUDGETARY INFORMATION.
The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota shall make available to the
commissioner of finance all books, accounts, documents, and property that the commissioner
desires to inspect.
History: 1988 c 703 art 1 s 18
137.027 APPROPRIATION; FRINGE BENEFITS.
Direct appropriations to the University of Minnesota include money to pay the employer's
share of Social Security, state retirement, and health insurance. Money provided for these
purposes shall be expended only for these purposes and any amounts in excess of the employer's
share shall be returned to the state treasury.
History: 1976 c 163 s 25
137.04 LIBRARY TO GET COPIES OF STATE PUBLICATIONS.
The general library of the University of Minnesota is a depository of all books, pamphlets,
maps, and other works published by or under the authority of the state of Minnesota.
History: (3137, 3138) 1905 c 278 s 1,2; 1947 c 365 s 3
137.09 BOARD OF REGENTS NOT TO EXCEED APPROPRIATIONS; PENALTY.
It shall be unlawful for the Board of Regents to permit any expenditures for any purpose
in excess of the amount appropriated or contemplated by law and any member or agent of the
board violating this provision is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
History: (3145) 1905 c 119 s 6; 1984 c 628 art 3 s 11; 2005 c 10 art 3 s 7
137.10 REFUND OF TUITION TO STUDENTS IN CERTAIN CASES.
Any student who, being a resident of the state, has enrolled to pursue any course in the
University of Minnesota and paid tuition for the course, and who, prior to the termination of the
school year for which the tuition was paid, enlisted or has been inducted into the military services
of the United States, either voluntarily or pursuant to the present selective service law, is entitled
to the refund of all tuition paid for which credit cannot properly be given.
The administrative officers of the University of Minnesota shall refund to the students any
tuition so paid. Any student making application for refund of any paid tuition shall furnish to
the administrative officers of the University of Minnesota a certificate from the proper officers
reciting the fact of the enlistment or the induction of the student into the military service of the
History: 1941 c 272; 1957 c 576 s 1,2; 1975 c 321 s 2; 1984 c 609 s 9; 1Sp2001 c 1 art 2 s 18
137.12 PEACE OFFICERS; APPOINTMENT; POWER OF ARREST.
The regents of the University of Minnesota are hereby authorized to appoint, employ and fix
the compensation to be paid out of funds of the regents of the University of Minnesota, persons
as peace officers who shall have and may exercise throughout the state of Minnesota the same
powers of arrest possessed by a sheriff, police officer, or peace officer, but said powers of arrest
shall only be exercised in connection with investigations authorized to be made by the regents of
the University of Minnesota, which investigations shall relate to university personnel or property.
History: 1947 c 126 s 1; 1969 c 266 s 1; 1977 c 82 s 1
137.16 MORRIS BRANCH; ADMISSION OF INDIANS.
Subdivision 1. Admission.
The University of Minnesota, Morris branch, situated in whole or
in part on the lands described in Laws 1909, chapter 184, shall admit Indian pupils qualified for
admission at all times free of charge for tuition and on terms of equality with white pupils.
Subd. 2. Substitute.
Subdivision 1 is a substitute for the provisions of Laws 1909, chapter
184, section 2, which reads: The said lands and buildings described in section 1 hereof shall be
held and maintained by the state of Minnesota as an agricultural school, and Indian pupils shall
at all times be admitted to said school free of charge for tuition and on terms of equality with
History: 1961 c 312 s 2,3
137.17 ROCHESTER BRANCH.
Subdivision 1. Establish.
The Board of Regents may establish a branch campus of the
University of Minnesota in Rochester, to serve the educational needs of and to foster the economic
goals of the region and the state. The University of Minnesota should expand higher education
offerings in Rochester that it is uniquely qualified to provide. To the extent possible, the Board
of Regents should provide its offerings in partnership with higher education institutions that
already serve Rochester and the southeastern region of Minnesota, and should avoid unnecessary
duplicative offerings of courses and programs, particularly in nursing and allied health programs.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 2006 c 282 art 8 s 10
Subd. 3. Missions.
The legislature intends that the mission of the expanded education
offerings in Rochester be congruent with the university's unique core mission of teaching,
research, and outreach in order to support the educational needs and economic development of
this region and the state. The legislature recognizes that the distinctiveness of each of the higher
education institutions in Rochester must be maintained to achieve success in serving the higher
education needs of the community and the economic goals of the state.
Subd. 4.[Repealed, 2006 c 282 art 8 s 10
History: 1999 c 214 art 2 s 16; 2006 c 282 art 8 s 8,9
137.22 HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965; RECEIPTS.
In order to enable the state to match the cost of any program under Title I of the Higher
Education Act of 1965, any receipts accruing to any state department or agency by reason
of service performed for the University of Minnesota in connection with the program shall be
deposited in the state treasury. The receipts are appropriated to the department or agency making
the deposit, to be used as part of the state's 25 percent share of the cost of the programs. The
balance of the state's share of the cost of the programs is payable by the participating departments
or agencies from any moneys appropriated for salaries, supplies and expenses.
History: 1976 c 163 s 26
137.31 PROCUREMENT FROM SMALL BUSINESSES.
Subdivision 1. Small business set asides.
Prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, the
regents of the University of Minnesota shall designate and set aside for awarding to small
businesses approximately 20 percent of the value of procurement contracts which are to be
awarded during that fiscal year and which are to be paid in total or in part from funds appropriated
to the university by the legislature. The regents shall designate specific procurement contracts to
be set aside, or may authorize the university administration to divide the amount set aside into
procurement contracts of economically feasible size, in order to facilitate offers or bids from small
businesses. In making the annual designation, the regents shall attempt to vary the procurement
contracts included in the set-aside program so that a variety of goods and services produced by
different small businesses can be included in the university set-aside program over a period of
years. For the purposes of this section, (a) "procurement contract" means any agreement, written
or oral, by which the university obtains needed goods or services, including the construction of
capital improvements; and (b) "small business" has the meaning given that term by state law.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent small businesses from seeking awards of
procurement contracts not included in the set-aside program.
Subd. 2. Procurement rules.
The regents shall establish procurement rules to govern the
university set aside program. The rules shall include guidelines and procedures for negotiating
price or securing bids, reasonable limitations on the amount by which a contract price under the
set-aside program may exceed the estimated cost of obtaining comparable goods or services on
the open market, uniform procedures for providing security for performance under procurement
contracts, criteria for evaluating the financial and technical capabilities of participating small
businesses, and any other matter deemed necessary or desirable for the proper operation of the
university small business set-aside program.
Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1989 c 352 s 25
Subd. 3a.[Repealed, 1990 c 541 s 31
Subd. 4. Replacement contracts.
If a procurement contract designated for the set-aside
program cannot be awarded to a small business under the conditions prescribed in subdivisions
1 and 2, the award shall be placed in accordance with the regular procurement policies of the
university. In this event, the university shall designate as a replacement a procurement contract
of comparable value to be included in the university set-aside program during that fiscal year if
Subd. 5. Publicity.
The regents and the administration of the University of Minnesota shall
publicize the provisions of the university small business set-aside program, attempt to locate small
businesses able to perform set aside procurement contracts, and encourage participation by small
businesses in the University of Minnesota small business set-aside program.
Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1995 c 212 art 2 s 22
History: 1979 c 86 s 1; 1981 c 356 s 169; 1983 c 289 s 115 subd 1; 1987 c 312 art 1 s 26
subd 2; 1987 c 401 s 30; 1989 c 352 s 11-13; 1990 c 541 s 14; 1993 c 163 art 1 s 23
137.34 PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.
Subdivision 1. Program established.
The Minnesota Extension Service is instructed to
develop and implement an ongoing program for rural health and safety.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1
Subd. 3. Responsibilities.
The rural health and safety program in the Minnesota extension
service has the following ongoing responsibilities:
(1) to develop programs and materials related to farm accident prevention;
(2) to develop and implement educational programs that will enable rural residents to
understand and comply with safety standards and good health practices;
(3) to maintain cooperation and effective working relationships with health and safety
agencies and organizations in Minnesota, other states, and the United States government; and
(4) to seek and efficiently utilize grant money made available for programs relating to rural
and farm safety.
Subd. 4. Program funding.
Money for support of the rural health and safety program in the
Minnesota Extension Service may be accepted from the following sources:
(1) legislative appropriations from the general fund;
(2) funds from other sources within the University of Minnesota and the Extension Service
to the extent not precluded by other law; and
(3) gifts or grants from individuals, organizations, governmental units, foundations,
corporations, or other sources except that no restrictions may be placed by the giver with respect
to the functions, duties, and responsibilities of the program.
History: 1988 c 688 art 2 s 1
137.341 FARM SAFETY SPECIALIST POSITION.
The Minnesota legislature finds that because the Extension Service has unique opportunities
for delivering health and safety messages to farm families, the Extension Service is urged to retain
and, to the extent practicable, keep filled at all times, the staff position of farm safety specialist.
History: 1991 c 254 art 3 s 22
137.342 RESEARCH CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL HEALTH AND SAFETY.
Subdivision 1. Creation.
There is created within the Division of Environmental and
Occupational Health in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and under its
direction an interagency, interdisciplinary research center for agricultural health and safety. The
center shall coordinate funding for, and the findings of, research projects designed to reduce injury
and death from farm accidents, reduce long-term exposure to potentially hazardous agricultural
agents, and make health care services more available to persons who suffer from health problems
related to agriculture.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 2001 c 161 s 58
History: 1991 c 254 art 3 s 23
137.35 TARGETED BUSINESSES.
Subdivision 1. Purchasing methods.
(a) The regents may award up to a six percent
preference in the amount bid for specified goods and services to small targeted group businesses
designated under section
16C.16, subdivision 5
(b) The regents may designate a purchase of goods or services for award only to small
targeted group businesses designated under section
16C.16, subdivision 5
, if the regents determine
that at least three small targeted group businesses are likely to bid.
(c) The regents, as a condition of awarding a construction contract or approving a contract
for consultant, professional, or technical services, may set goals that require the prime contractor
to subcontract a portion of the contract to small targeted group businesses. The regents must
establish a procedure for granting waivers from the subcontracting requirement when qualified
small targeted group businesses are not reasonably available. The regents may establish financial
incentives for prime contractors who exceed the goals for use of subcontractors and financial
penalties for prime contractors who fail to meet goals under this paragraph. The subcontracting
requirements of this paragraph do not apply to prime contractors who are small targeted group
businesses. At least 75 percent of the value of the subcontracts awarded to small targeted group
businesses under this paragraph must be performed by the business to which the subcontract is
awarded or by another small targeted group business.
(d) The regents may award up to a four percent preference in the amount bid on university
procurement to small businesses located in an economically disadvantaged area as defined in
16C.16, subdivision 7
(e) The regents may delegate responsibility under this section to university employees.
Subd. 2. Eligibility.
The rules adopted by the commissioner of administration to define small
businesses and to set time and other eligibility requirements for participation in programs under
apply to this section.
Subd. 3. Noncompetitive bids.
The regents are encouraged to purchase from small targeted
group businesses designated under section
when making purchases that are not subject
to competitive bidding procedures.
Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1995 c 212 art 2 s 22
History: 1990 c 541 s 15; 1998 c 386 art 2 s 52-54
137.36 PROMPT PAYMENT TO SUBCONTRACTORS.
Each university contract must require the prime contractor to pay any subcontractor within
ten days of the prime contractor's receipt of payment from the university for undisputed services
provided by the subcontractor. The contract must require the prime contractor to pay interest of
1-1/2 percent per month or any part of a month to the subcontractor on any undisputed amount not
paid on time to the subcontractor. The minimum monthly interest penalty payment for an unpaid
balance of $100 or more is $10. For an unpaid balance of less than $100, the prime contractor
shall pay the actual penalty due to the subcontractor. A subcontractor who prevails in a civil action
to collect interest penalties from a prime contractor must be awarded its costs and disbursements,
including attorney fees, incurred in bringing the action.
History: 1990 c 541 s 16
137.37 OFF-CAMPUS SITES AND CENTERS.
The Board of Regents and the university campuses are requested to not establish any
off-campus centers or other permanent sites located off university campuses to provide academic
programs, courses, or student services without authorizing legislation. This section does not apply
to sites set up specifically for the delivery of courses and programs through telecommunications.
History: 1990 c 591 art 3 s 8; 1996 c 398 s 54
137.38 EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS.
Subdivision 1. Condition.
If the Board of Regents accepts the amount transferred under
62J.692, subdivision 7
, paragraph (b), to be used for the purposes described in sections
, it shall comply with the duties for which the transfer is made.
Subd. 2. Primary care.
For purposes of sections
, "primary care" means
a type of medical care delivery that assumes ongoing responsibility for the patient in both
health maintenance and illness treatment. It is personal care involving a unique interaction
and communication between the patient and the physician. It is comprehensive in scope, and
includes all the overall coordination of the care of the patient's health care problems including
biological, behavioral, and social problems. The appropriate use of consultants and community
resources is an important aspect of effective primary care. Primary care physicians include family
practitioners, general pediatricians, and general internists.
Subd. 3. Goals.
The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, through the University
of Minnesota Medical School, is requested to implement the initiatives required by sections
in order to increase the number of graduates of residency programs of the
medical school who practice primary care by 20 percent over an eight-year period. The initiatives
must be designed to encourage newly graduated primary care physicians to establish practices in
areas of rural and urban Minnesota that are medically underserved.
Subd. 4. Grants.
The Board of Regents is requested to seek grants from private foundations
and other nonstate sources, including community provider organizations, for the medical school
initiatives outlined in sections
Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1995 c 212 art 2 s 22
; 1995 c 263 s 16
History: 1992 c 549 art 6 s 4; 1993 c 345 art 11 s 10-12; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 2 s 4; 2002 c
379 art 1 s 113
137.39 MEDICAL SCHOOL INITIATIVES.
Subdivision 1. Modified school initiatives.
The University of Minnesota Medical School is
requested to study the demographic characteristics of students that are associated with a primary
care career choice. The medical school is requested to modify the selection process for medical
students based on the results of this study, in order to increase the number of medical school
graduates choosing careers in primary care.
Subd. 2. Design of curriculum.
The medical school is requested to ensure that its curriculum
provides students with early exposure to primary care physicians and primary care practice, and
to address other primary care curriculum issues such as public health, preventive medicine, and
health care delivery. The medical school is requested to also support premedical school educational
initiatives that provide students with greater exposure to primary care physicians and practices.
Subd. 3. Clinical experiences in primary care.
The medical school is requested to develop
a program to provide students with clinical experiences in primary care settings in internal
medicine and pediatrics. The program must provide training experiences in medical clinics in rural
Minnesota communities, as well as in community clinics and health maintenance organizations in
the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
History: 1992 c 549 art 6 s 5; 1993 c 345 art 11 s 13,14
137.40 RESIDENCY AND OTHER INITIATIVES.
Subdivision 1. Primary care and rural rotations.
The University of Minnesota Medical
School is requested to increase the opportunities for general medicine, pediatrics, and family
practice residents to serve rotations in primary care settings. These settings must include
community clinics, health maintenance organizations, and practices in rural communities.
Subd. 2. Rural residency training program in family practice.
The medical school is
requested to establish a rural residency training program in family practice. The program shall
provide an initial year of training in a metropolitan-based hospital and family practice clinic. The
second and third years of the residency program shall be based in rural communities, utilizing
local clinics and community hospitals, with specialty rotations in nearby regional medical centers.
Subd. 3. Continuing medical education.
The medical school is requested to develop
continuing medical education programs for primary care physicians that are comprehensive,
community-based, accessible to primary care physicians in all areas of the state, and which
enhance primary care skills.
History: 1992 c 549 art 6 s 6; 1993 c 345 art 11 s 15
137.42 GRANTS FOR AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER PROGRAMS.
Subdivision 1. Grant application.
The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota,
through the Academic Health Center and the University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Medicine,
is requested to apply for a federal Area Health Education Center Program grant. If awarded a
grant, the University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Medicine, in cooperation with public or
private, nonprofit area health education centers, is requested to plan, develop, and operate area
health education center programs. The University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Medicine is
requested to develop cooperative arrangements with two area health education centers in year
two of the grant, and develop cooperative arrangements with an additional two centers in year
three of the grant.
Subd. 2. Program requirements.
Each program must:
(1) provide preceptorship educational experiences for health science students;
(2) maintain community-based primary care residency programs or be affiliated with such
(3) maintain continuing education programs for health professionals or coordinate its
activities with such programs;
(4) maintain learning resources and dissemination systems;
(5) have agreements with community-based organizations for educating and training health
(6) train health professionals, including nurses and allied health professionals; and
(7) carry out recruitment and health career awareness programs among minority and other
students in medically underserved areas of the state.
History: 1995 c 234 art 8 s 27
137.43 SUBSTITUTE PHYSICIAN DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.
Subdivision 1. Establishment.
The Board of Regents, through the University of Minnesota
Academic Health Center, is requested to establish and administer a substitute physician (locum
tenens and emergency room coverage) demonstration project at up to four rural demonstration
sites within the state. The Academic Health Center is requested to coordinate the administration
of the project with the commissioner of health and the Office of Rural Health and Primary Health
Subd. 2. Project activities.
The project must:
(1) encourage physicians to serve as substitute physicians for the demonstration sites;
(2) provide a central register of physicians interested in serving as substitute physicians
at the demonstration sites;
(3) provide a referral service for requests from demonstration sites for substitute physicians;
(4) provide substitute physician services at rates that reflect the administrative savings
resulting from centralized referral and credentialing.
Subd. 3. Credentialing; professional education.
The Academic Health Center is requested
to credential persons desiring to serve as substitute physicians. The Academic Health Center may
employ substitute physicians serving in the demonstration project as temporary clinical faculty
and may provide substitute physicians with additional opportunities for professional education
Subd. 4. Demonstration sites.
The Academic Health Center is requested to designate up
to four rural communities as demonstration sites for the project. The Academic Health Center
is requested to choose sites based on a community's need for substitute physician services and
the willingness of the community to work cooperatively with the Academic Health Center and
participate in the demonstration project evaluation.
History: 1995 c 234 art 8 s 28
137.44 HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION BUDGET PLAN.
The Board of Regents is requested to adopt a biennial budget plan for making expenditures
from the funds dedicated for the instructional costs of health professional programs at publicly
funded academic health centers and affiliated teaching institutions. The budget plan may be
submitted as part of the University of Minnesota's biennial budget request.
History: 1999 c 245 art 11 s 3; 2003 c 133 art 2 s 20
Subdivision 1. Applicability.
The definitions in this section apply to sections
Subd. 2. Commissioner.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of finance.
Subd. 3. Stadium.
"Stadium" means an athletic stadium suitable for intercollegiate National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I football games and related infrastructure
improvements constructed on the University of Minnesota's east bank campus in the city of
Subd. 4. Board.
"Board" means the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota.
Subd. 5. Commission.
"Commission" means the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission.
Subd. 6. University land.
"University land" means approximately 2,840 acres owned
by the University of Minnesota as of May 25, 2006, lying within the area legally described
as approximately the Southerly 3/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 1 (comprising 120 acres),
approximately the Southeast 1/4 of Section 2 (comprising 160 acres), the East 1/2 of Section 10,
Section 11, the West 1/2 of Section 12, Section 13, and Section 14, all in Township 114 North,
Range 19 West, Dakota County, Minnesota.
Subd. 7. Permitted university uses.
"Permitted university uses" means university
educational, research, outreach, scientific, and agricultural uses including, undiminished, all of the
uses present as of May 25, 2006, of the university land, all of the uses of university real property
that adjoins the university land present as of May 25, 2006, any uses related to the foregoing uses,
and the making of improvements incidental to those uses, provided that an improvement must be
agreed to in writing by the university and the commissioner of natural resources.
Subd. 8. Other permitted uses.
"Other permitted uses" means agricultural, outdoor
recreation uses including those named in section
86A.03, subdivision 3
, open space management
uses, outdoor recreation-based uses consistent with those of the parks and open space system
created pursuant to chapter 473, wildlife management areas, aquatic management areas, scientific
and natural areas, and the making of improvements incidental to those uses, provided the
improvements have been agreed to in writing by the university and the commissioner of natural
Subd. 9. Prohibited uses.
"Prohibited uses" means use of the university land for residential,
commercial, or industrial uses, except to the extent those uses are otherwise permitted by Laws
2006, chapter 247, or are permitted as of May 25, 2006, under university leases, easements, or use
agreements, or are utility uses within defined corridors.
History: 2006 c 247 s 1
137.51 LAND PROTECTION AND TRANSFER.
Subdivision 1. Land protection.
The obligation of the state of Minnesota to make the
payments required under section
is expressly conditioned upon the university's covenant
in perpetuity, subject to subdivision 3, limiting the use of the university land by the university,
its successors, and assigns to the permitted university uses and the other permitted uses and
forbidding the use of the university land by the university, its successors, and assigns for any of
the prohibited uses. A declaration imposing those restrictions and granting to the Department of
Natural Resources the right to enforce the same which has been executed by the university and
filed in the Office of the Dakota County Recorder shall satisfy this condition. In furtherance of the
purposes of this subdivision, the university and Department of Natural Resources shall promptly
endeavor to enter into a joint powers agreement pursuant to section
, or a conservation
easement held by a qualified conservation organization or by a conservation easement holder
as described in applicable Minnesota law embodying those restrictions, which agreement or
easement shall provide for cooperative oversight of the use of the university land. Nothing in
this section or in any declaration, agreement, or easement made or entered into pursuant to this
section shall impair the rights of third parties under leases, easements, or use agreements in force
as of May 25, 2006. Any lease or other transfer of the university land made after May 25, 2006,
shall, unless otherwise agreed to by the commissioner of natural resources, be for a term that
expires not later than the date the university land is conveyed as provided under subdivision 2.
Any agreement between the board and the commissioner of natural resources must provide that
the income received by the university from leases of the university land to third parties shall be
dedicated to the operation and maintenance of the university land. Except as limited by Laws
2006, chapter 247, or by any declaration, agreement, or conservation easement made, entered into,
or granted as provided in this section, the rights of the university with respect to the university
land while it continues to own the land are not impaired.
Subd. 2. Land transfer.
Not later than the date on which the state of Minnesota makes the
last of the payments required under section
, the Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota shall offer to convey the university land to the Department of Natural Resources in
its "as is" condition by quit claim deed, without warranties, for the sum of $1. The Department
of Natural Resources may request conveyance of any or all of the university land offered to
be conveyed and the regents shall convey the portion requested. The commissioner of natural
resources may, at its option, request that the university convey all or part of the university land to
another governmental unit of the state. Except as provided in this subdivision, the instrument
of conveyance by the university may not limit the rights of the state with respect to the land.
Any conveyance shall be subject to the perpetual right of the university to use the university
land for the permitted university uses. A conveyance shall also be subject to the rights of third
parties under leases, easements, and use agreements in force on May 25, 2006. The instruments
of transfer shall otherwise limit the use of the university land to the other permitted uses and
subject those uses to restrictions as may be provided in any agreement between the university
and state or any conservation easement granted pursuant to subdivision 1, and proscribe its use
for the prohibited purposes. The University of Minnesota shall have the right to enforce those
limitations and restrictions. The university shall promptly endeavor and use due diligence to
require the federal government to fulfill its obligations under applicable laws, including the
Defense Environmental Restoration Program, United States Code, title 10, section 2701, et seq.,
or the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as amended,
United States Code, title 42, section 9601, et seq., with respect to environmental contamination
that occurred prior to the time the university took title to the university land. The university shall
seal any abandoned wells on the land pursuant to state law.
Subd. 3. Termination of use restrictions.
Unless otherwise agreed by the board and the
commissioner of finance, in the event the state of Minnesota fails to make the total payments
required by section
by July 1, 2033, the restrictions in this section on the university's use
of the university land; any declaration, agreement, or conservation easement containing those
restrictions; and the university's obligation to offer the university land to the state of Minnesota
shall be null and void.
History: 2006 c 247 s 2
137.52 RECREATIONAL PROGRAM ASSESSMENT.
(a) The commissioner of natural resources, in cooperation with the Board of Regents of the
University of Minnesota, shall submit to the governor and the legislature by January 15, 2007, an
assessment of the short-term and long-term programmatic plans for the development of the land
identified in section
, subdivision 6. The assessment shall include, but is not limited to, a
timeline for providing the recreational opportunities, and the needed restoration including native
species of local ecotype, measurable outcomes, and anticipated costs. The assessment must also
include an evaluation of the opportunities to foster small-scale farm-to-market vegetable farming.
The commissioner of natural resources shall consult with interested stakeholders, including
Dakota County, to assist in the development of the plan.
(b) The board shall, until the issue is resolved, report annually to the legislature on or before
February 1, on its efforts and the efforts of the Department of Defense to remedy contamination of
the university land caused by activities occurring prior to the University of Minnesota acquiring
(c) The commissioner of natural resources, in consultation with the Pollution Control
Agency, shall report to the legislature by January 7, 2007, on what entities are responsible for
remediating pollution on the university land that occurred prior to May 25, 2006.
(d) The commissioner of natural resources, in cooperation with the board, shall submit to the
governor and the legislature by January 7, 2007, a report regarding the implementation of section
and any recommendations for changes in section
necessary to carry out the intent
of that section. The report must, among other things, specifically address the issue of whether a
process or mechanism is necessary to resolve disputes between the University of Minnesota, the
state, and other parties regarding uses of the university land.
(e) The commissioner of natural resources must communicate with interested parties,
including the local government units that contain any part of the university land, regarding the
intended activities of the department with respect to the university land.
History: 2006 c 247 s 3
137.53 ACTIVITIES; CONTRACTS.
The legislature recognizes that the board has all powers necessary or convenient for
designing, constructing, equipping, improving, controlling, operating, and maintaining the
stadium and may enter into contracts that are, in its judgment, in the best interests of the public
for those purposes. Notwithstanding contrary law, the board may adopt the fair and competitive
design and construction procurement procedures in connection with the stadium that it considers
to be in the public interest. The board must ensure, to the greatest extent practicable, that materials
derived from American-made steel are used in the construction of the stadium. Sections
do not apply to the stadium.
History: 2006 c 247 s 4
137.54 CONDITIONS FOR PAYMENT TO UNIVERSITY.
(a) Before the commissioner may make the first payment to the board authorized in this
section, the commissioner must certify that the board has received at least $110,750,000 in
pledges, gifts, sponsorships, and other nonstate general fund revenue support for the construction
of the stadium. On July 1 of each year after certification by the commissioner, but no earlier than
July 1, 2007, and for so long thereafter as any bonds issued by the board for the construction of
the stadium are outstanding, the state must transfer to the board up to $10,250,000 to reimburse
the board for its stadium costs, provided that bonds issued to pay the state's share of such costs
shall not exceed $137,250,000. Up to $10,250,000 is appropriated annually from the general fund
for the purpose of this section. The appropriation of up to $10,250,000 per year may be made
for no more than 25 years. The board must certify to the commissioner the amount of the annual
payments of principal and interest required to service each series of bonds issued by the university
for the construction of the stadium, and the actual amount of the state's annual payment to the
university shall equal the amount required to service the bonds representing the state's share of
such costs. Except to the extent of the annual appropriation described in this section, the state is
not required to pay any part of the cost of designing or constructing the stadium.
(b) The board must certify to the commissioner that the per-semester student fee contribution
to the stadium will be at a fixed level coterminous with bonds issued by the board to meet the
student share of the design construction of the stadium and that the student fee will not be
increased to meet construction cost overruns.
(c) Before the first payment is made under paragraph (a), the board must certify to the
commissioner that a provision for affordable access for university students to the university
sporting events held at the football stadium has been made.
History: 2006 c 247 s 5
137.55 PUBLIC USE OF STADIUM.
The board is requested, in furtherance of its outreach mission and subject to its policies
regarding the use of university facilities, to provide ample opportunities for use of the stadium for
events sponsored by public bodies including public schools.
History: 2006 c 247 s 6
137.56 ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW.
The commissioner must not make an annual payment required by this act until the board
has completed an environmental review of the stadium project and the commissioner determines
that the board is performing the duties of the responsible governmental unit as prescribed in the
Minnesota Environmental Policy Act, chapter 116D, and the rules adopted under that chapter. The
legislature ratifies the Environmental Quality Board's designation of the board as a responsible
History: 2006 c 247 s 7
137.57 NO FULL FAITH AND CREDIT.
Any bonds or other obligations issued by the board under Laws 2006, chapter 247, are not
public debt of the state, and the full faith and credit and taxing powers of the state are not pledged
for their payment, or of any payments that the state agrees to make under Laws 2006, chapter 247.
History: 2006 c 247 s 8
137.58 MITIGATION FUND.
The board is requested to cooperate with the reconstituted stadium area advisory group
described in the University of Minnesota On-Campus Football Stadium-Final EIS, dated February
13, 2006, to mitigate the impact of the construction and operation of the stadium. The board shall
also establish a mitigation fund for the support of community initiatives that relate to the impacts
of the operation of the stadium. On July 1, 2007, the university shall deposit $1,500,000 into a
fund to be managed by the board. Income from the fund shall be made available exclusively to
pay for mitigation activities. The use of the funds must be coordinated through the reconstituted
stadium area advisory group.
History: 2006 c 247 s 9
137.59 NEIGHBORHOOD IMPACT REPORT.
The board and the city of Minneapolis are requested to work with the reconstituted stadium
area advisory group described in the University of Minnesota On-Campus Football Stadium-Final
EIS, dated February 13, 2006, to assess and prepare a report of the impact of the university on the
surrounding community and the relationship of the community to the university. The report shall
include, but not be limited to, an assessment of:
(1) the direct and indirect impacts of the university on the surrounding community, addressing
issues of public safety, transportation, and housing quality, availability, and affordability;
(2) opportunities and strategies to improve coordination between the university, surrounding
residential and business areas, and the city of Minneapolis;
(3) strategies for strengthening and revitalizing the neighborhoods and commercial business
areas and supporting economic development; and
(4) identification of the best practices and strategies for building partnerships among the
The report shall include consensus recommendations from the University of Minnesota, the
city of Minneapolis, and the reconstituted stadium area advisory group for short- and long-term
solutions to ongoing issues and concerns and shall include projected costs and benefits of the
recommendations made. The report shall be submitted to the governor and the legislature by
January 15, 2007.
History: 2006 c 247 s 10
137.60 EMINENT DOMAIN.
The board may not acquire the fire station number 19 building for the construction of the
stadium and related infrastructure, either directly or indirectly, through the exercise of the power
of eminent domain.
History: 2006 c 247 s 11