Text of Senate bill lowering higher-ed senior citizen eligibility

Here’s the text of SF546, one of the two bills to be discussed today in the Senate higher education committee.

Committee chair Michelle Fischbach (R-Paynesville) is the author. The bill would lower from 66 to 62 the age at which people are considered senior citizens. (I’m assuming that’s for a discount, but I’ll check.)

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.6 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 135A.51, subdivision 2, is amended to

1.7read:

1.8 Subd. 2. Senior citizen. “Senior citizen” means a person who has reached 66 62

1.9 years of age before the beginning of any term, semester or quarter, in which a course of

1.10study is pursued, or a person receiving a railroad retirement annuity who has reached 60

1.11years of age before the beginning of the term.

1.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day after final enactment for

1.13terms beginning after July 1, 2011.

The other, from Rep. Jeremy Miller (R-Winona), would cut funding for the central offices of the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system by 10 percent.