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298.2214 IRON RANGE HIGHER EDUCATION.
    Subdivision 1. Creation of committee; purpose. A committee is created to advise the
commissioner of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation on providing higher education programs
in the taconite assistance area defined in section 273.1341. The committee is subject to section
15.059.
    Subd. 2. Membership. The members of the committee shall consist of:
(1) one member appointed by the governor;
(2) one member appointed by the president of the University of Minnesota;
(3) two members appointed by the commissioner of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation;
and
(4) the commissioner of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation.
    Subd. 3. Advisory function. The committee shall advise the commissioner regarding
development of a contract with the state university system. The contract would require the system
to provide courses within the taconite assistance area defined in section 273.1341.
    Subd. 4. Contract. The commissioner shall prepare a contract as described in subdivision
3 and submit it to the committee for review and recommendations for approval, disapproval,
or modifications. At the conclusion of the review process, the commissioner shall enter into a
contract with the state university system to provide the services.
    Subd. 5. System approval. A program may not be offered under a contract executed
according to this section unless it is approved by the board of the system offering the program.
History: 1991 c 356 art 4 s 1; 1995 c 212 art 3 s 52; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 6 s 18; 1Sp2003 c
21 art 11 s 21,22