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
. The committee is subject to section
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;
(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
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