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HF 1048

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:43am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to unemployment compensation; providing eligibility for benefits under
certain training programs.

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

Section 1. new text beginUNEMPLOYED BENEFIT ELIGIBILITY; FEDERAL WIRED
PROGRAM.
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new text begin (a) Minnesota has been awarded a grant by the United States Department of Labor
under the Workforce Investment in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) program
for training to enhance the skills of employees working at regional businesses. The grant
provides for payment of tuition and support services to employees. Employees work
reduced hours with the employer while taking the skills training.
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new text begin (b) Unemployment benefits are payable to an employee in the WIRED program in
proportion to the amount of the workers' reduced hours as though the employee was
qualified under the shared work program under Minnesota Statutes, section 268.135.
The training program must be contained in a written plan signed by an officer of the
employer and by the commissioner of employment and economic development or the
commissioner's authorized designee. This section expires June 30, 2011.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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