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SF 1236 - Appropriates Funds to Higher Education - Key Vote

Minnesota Key Votes

Mary Franson voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Line Item Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Appropriates Funds to Higher Education

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (76-56) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriates Funds to Higher Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates funds for higher education for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (44-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriates Funds to Higher Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates funds for higher education for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (86-44) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriates Funds to Higher Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds for higher education for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (46-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriates Funds to Higher Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds to the University of Minnesota and state colleges.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates the following amounts to the University of Minnesota for “tuition relief” (Art. 1, Sec. 5):
    • $14.2 million for fiscal year 2014; and
    • $28.4 million for fiscal year 2015.
  • Appropriates the following amounts to the Board of Regents of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Art. 1, Sec. 4):
    • $578.31 million for fiscal year 2014; and
    • $595.21 million for fiscal year 2015.
  • Specifies that 5 percent of the appropriation for fiscal year 2015 to the University of Minnesota will be made available if the University’s Board of Regents meets at least 3 of the following 5 performance goals (Art. 1, Sec. 5):
    • Increase by at least 1 percent the 4 year, 5 year, or 6 year graduation rates;
    • Increase by at least 1 percent the Twin Cities campus undergraduate 4 year, 5 year, or 6 year graduation rates for low-income students;
    • Increase by at least 3 percent the total number of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees;
    • Increase invention disclosures by 3 percent; and
    • For fiscal year 2014, decrease by $15 million the university’s total operating budget expenditures to administration oversight and mission support and facilities.
  • Appropriates the following amounts to the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Art. 1, Sec. 4):
    • $577.62 million for fiscal year 2014; and
    • $593.12 million for fiscal year 2015.
  • Requires the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to conduct a study comparing the number, salary, and benefits of its faculty and staff employed and the salary and benefits of faculty and staff employed in “comparable” non-Minnesota institutions (Sec. 14). 
  • Requires the Director of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education to award competitive matching grants to postsecondary institutions offering research-based high school-to-college developmental transition programs that provide certain instruction to eligible students including, but not limited to, the following instruction (Art. 2, Sec. 1):
    • Summer developmental courses in academic areas requiring remediation;
    • Academic advising, mentoring, and tutoring; and
    • Interaction with student support services, admissions, and financial aid offices.
  • Specifies that eligible students include students who earned a high school diploma during the academic year immediately preceding the summer program and who meet certain criteria including, but not limited to, 1 or more of the following criteria (Art. 2, Sec. 1):
    • Are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch;
    • Are a member of a group traditionally underrepresented in higher education; and
    • Receive assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Law.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Appropriates Funds to Higher Education

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