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S.F. No. 2652 - Reimbursement for postsecondary enrollment options pupil transportation
Author: Senator Carla J. Nelson
Prepared By: Bjorn E. Arneson, Senate Analyst (651/296-3812)
Date: March 6, 2018


Section 1. Transportation. Makes students eligible for reimbursement for necessary transportation costs to postsecondary enrollment options programs when the student’s family income is less than 185% of the federal poverty level. Increases the maximum reimbursement rate from 15 cents per mile to the current Internal Revenue Service business standard mileage rate (54.5 cents per mile for 2018). Provides the same reimbursement changes for nonpublic or “alternative” pupils. Clarifies that “necessary transportation costs” include costs of transportation in a private vehicle, bus, taxi, or other shared vehicle.

Section 2. Enrollment options transportation [appropriation]. Appropriates additional money for increased reimbursements under section 1.

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