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as introduced - 91st Legislature, 2020 7th Special Session (2020 - 2020) Posted on 12/15/2020 02:15am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to unemployment insurance; providing for special additional benefits;
extending modification of shared work plan eligibility; amending Laws 2020, First
Special Session chapter 10, section 1.

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

Section 1. new text beginSPECIAL ADDITIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS PROGRAM.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Availability of special additional benefits. new text end

new text begin Special additional
unemployment benefits are available from the Minnesota unemployment insurance trust
fund to an applicant who:
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new text begin (1)(i) exhausts the balance of their regular Minnesota unemployment benefits with a
payment for a week ending between October 31, 2020, and April 24, 2021, or reaches the
benefit year end date of their regular Minnesota unemployment benefit account between
October 31, 2020, and April 24, 2021; or
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new text begin (ii) exhausts the balance of their Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation
or extended benefits with a payment for a week ending between October 31, 2020, and April
24, 2021;
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new text begin (2) is not entitled to Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, or any other
federal unemployment benefits program provided for under the CARES Act, Public Law
116-136, or a federal unemployment benefits program newly enacted or extended in
December 2020 or later; and
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new text begin (3) is not entitled to regular, additional, or extended benefits under the law of any other
state.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligibility requirements. new text end

new text begin For any week between November 1, 2020, and May
1, 2021, an applicant is eligible to receive special additional unemployment benefits under
this section if the applicant:
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new text begin (1) is unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable to work due to lack of work;
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new text begin (2) established a benefit account under Minnesota Statutes, section 268.07;
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new text begin (3) meets the requirements for regular unemployment benefits established in Minnesota
Statutes, section 268.069, subdivision 1; and
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new text begin (4) is not eligible for any unemployment benefits under any state or federal law or the
laws of Canada.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Weekly and maximum amount of special additional unemployment
benefits.
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new text begin (a) The weekly benefit amount of special additional unemployment benefits is the
same as the weekly benefit amount of regular unemployment benefits on the benefit account
established in subdivision 2, clause (2).
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new text begin (b) The maximum amount of special additional unemployment benefits available to an
applicant under this section is equal to 13 weeks of payment at the applicant's weekly special
additional unemployment benefit amount.
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new text begin (c) Special additional unemployment benefits must not be paid for any week ending
after May 1, 2021.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Qualifying for a new regular benefit account. new text end

new text begin If after exhausting the maximum
amount of regular unemployment benefits available under Minnesota Statutes, section
268.07, an applicant qualifies for a new regular benefit account under Minnesota Statutes,
section 268.07, or any federal or state law, the applicant must apply for and establish that
new regular benefit account.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Charging of benefits. new text end

new text begin (a) Special additional unemployment benefits paid under
this section must not be used to compute the future unemployment tax rate of a taxpaying
employer.
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new text begin (b) Special additional unemployment benefits paid under this section must not be charged
to the reimbursing accounts of government or nonprofit employers.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
is retroactive from November 1, 2020.
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Sec. 2.

Laws 2020, First Special Session chapter 10, section 1, is amended to read:


Section 1. SHARED WORK PLAN REQUIREMENTS.

(a) For a proposed shared work plan that meets the requirements of Minnesota Statutes,
section 268.136, and notwithstanding subdivision 1, clause (4), of that section, the employee
group for the shared work plan may include each participating employee who the employer
certifies was first hired at least three months before the plan is submitted and who is not a
seasonal, temporary, or intermittent worker.

(b) This section expires deleted text beginDecember 31, 2020deleted text endnew text begin June 26, 2021new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective December 27, 2020.
new text end