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Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

Legislative Session number- 89

Bill Name: SF0890

Relating to welfare reform

ARTICLE 1 - FINDINGS

Providing legislative
findings regarding low-income people

ARTICLE 2 - CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
ENHANCEMENT AND EXPANSION TO COVER ALL LOW-INCOME WORKERS

Requiring the
commissioner of human services to use federal money to expand child care
services; modifying eligibility from the basic sliding fee program to child care
assistance program for persons in an employment plan or during education;
modifying the subsidy restrictions; requiring the state obligation for the child
care assistance
program to be included in the department of management and
budget (MMB) forecast; specifying revisor instructions; repealing child care
programs transition year families and extension families, the basic sliding fee
program, the Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) child care assistance
program, use of money, financial eligibility priorities and allocations, and
county contribution maintenance of effort

ARTICLE 3 - WORKING FAMILY TAX
CREDIT

Establishing a standard allowed credit; repealing the Minnesota
working family credit inflation adjustment

ARTICLE 4 - MINIMUM
WAGE

Increasing the minimum wage and specifying a minimum wage for large
employers and a minimum wage for small employers on a phased-in basis

ARTICLE
5 - MINNESOTA EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT

"Minnesota Emergency
Employment Development (MEED) Act of 2015"; defining terms; requiring the
commissioner of employment and economic development (DEED) to enter into
workforce service area contracts, providing allocation of funds among
workforce
service areas and priorities; specifying fund use, employment
administrator powers and duties, and eligible employment; establishing the
emergency employment development account and providing for account termination;
prohibiting worker displacement; appropriating money to DEED
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