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HF 1342

2nd Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/16/2021 09:51am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 2.1
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18.28 18.29 18.30 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 20.35 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 21.34 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 22.34 22.35 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 23.33 23.34 23.35 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 24.34 24.35 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33 25.34 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 26.33 26.34 26.35 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 27.33 27.34 27.35 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 28.34 28.35 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28
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76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31 78.1 78.2
78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31 78.32 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 80.1 80.2 80.3
80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 80.31 80.32 80.33 80.34 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 81.32 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 82.32 83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14 83.15 83.16 83.17 83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22 83.23 83.24 83.25 83.26 83.27 83.28 83.29 83.30 83.31 84.1 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5 84.6 84.7 84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11 84.12 84.13 84.14 84.15 84.16 84.17 84.18 84.19 84.20 84.21 84.22 84.23 84.24 84.25 84.26 84.27 84.28 84.29 84.30 84.31 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6 85.7 85.8 85.9 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14 85.15 85.16 85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20 85.21 85.22 85.23 85.24 85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 85.29 85.30 86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4 86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 86.9 86.10 86.11 86.12 86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16 86.17 86.18 86.19 86.20 86.21 86.22 86.23 86.24 86.25 86.26 86.27 86.28 86.29 86.30 86.31 86.32 87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.9 87.10 87.11 87.12 87.13 87.14 87.15 87.16 87.17 87.18 87.19 87.20 87.21 87.22 87.23 87.24 87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28 87.29 87.30 88.1 88.2 88.3 88.4 88.5 88.6 88.7 88.8 88.9 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20 88.21 88.22 88.23 88.24 88.25 88.26 88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31 89.1 89.2 89.3 89.4 89.5 89.6 89.7 89.8 89.9 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 89.14 89.15 89.16 89.17 89.18 89.19 89.20 89.21 89.22 89.23 89.24 89.25 89.26 89.27 89.28 89.29 89.30 89.31 89.32 90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6 90.7 90.8 90.9 90.10 90.11 90.12 90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16 90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 90.21 90.22 90.23 90.24 90.25 90.26 90.27 90.28 90.29 90.30 90.31 90.32 90.33 91.1 91.2 91.3 91.4 91.5 91.6 91.7 91.8 91.9 91.10 91.11 91.12 91.13 91.14 91.15 91.16 91.17 91.18 91.19 91.20 91.21 91.22 91.23 91.24 91.25 91.26 91.27 91.28 91.29 91.30 91.31 91.32 91.33 92.1 92.2 92.3 92.4 92.5 92.6 92.7 92.8 92.9 92.10 92.11 92.12 92.13 92.14 92.15 92.16 92.17 92.18 92.19 92.20 92.21 92.22 92.23 92.24 92.25 92.26 92.27 92.28 92.29 92.30 92.31 92.32 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5
93.6 93.7 93.8 93.9 93.10 93.11 93.12 93.13 93.14 93.15 93.16 93.17 93.18 93.19 93.20 93.21
93.22 93.23 93.24 93.25 93.26 93.27 93.28 93.29 93.30 93.31 94.1 94.2 94.3 94.4 94.5 94.6 94.7 94.8 94.9 94.10 94.11 94.12 94.13 94.14 94.15
94.16 94.17 94.18 94.19 94.20 94.21 94.22 94.23 94.24 94.25 94.26 94.27 94.28 94.29 94.30 94.31 94.32 94.33 94.34 95.1 95.2 95.3 95.4 95.5 95.6 95.7 95.8 95.9 95.10 95.11 95.12 95.13 95.14 95.15 95.16 95.17 95.18 95.19 95.20 95.21 95.22 95.23 95.24 95.25 95.26 95.27 95.28 95.29 95.30 95.31 95.32 95.33 95.34 96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 96.9 96.10 96.11 96.12 96.13 96.14 96.15 96.16 96.17 96.18 96.19 96.20 96.21 96.22 96.23 96.24 96.25 96.26 96.27 96.28 96.29 96.30 96.31 96.32 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 97.10 97.11 97.12 97.13 97.14 97.15 97.16 97.17 97.18 97.19 97.20 97.21 97.22 97.23 97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27 97.28
97.29 97.30 97.31 98.1 98.2
98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6 98.7 98.8 98.9 98.10 98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14 98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 98.22 98.23 98.24 98.25 98.26 98.27 98.28 98.29 98.30 98.31 99.1 99.2 99.3 99.4 99.5 99.6 99.7 99.8 99.9 99.10 99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14 99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18 99.19 99.20 99.21 99.22 99.23 99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27 99.28 99.29 99.30 99.31 99.32 99.33 100.1 100.2 100.3 100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16 100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25 100.26 100.27 100.28 100.29 100.30 100.31 100.32 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.13 101.14 101.15 101.16 101.17 101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26 101.27 101.28 101.29 101.30 102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9 102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13
102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23 102.24 102.25 102.26 102.27 102.28 102.29 102.30 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17 103.18 103.19 103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25
103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29 103.30 103.31 103.32 103.33 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16
104.17 104.18 104.19 104.20 104.21 104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27 104.28 104.29 104.30 104.31 104.32 104.33 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7 105.8 105.9 105.10 105.11 105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19 105.20 105.21 105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25 105.26 105.27 105.28 105.29 105.30 105.31 105.32 105.33 106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4
106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10 106.11 106.12 106.13 106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17 106.18 106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25 106.26 106.27 106.28 106.29 106.30 106.31 106.32 107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8 107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12 107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 107.31 107.32 107.33 107.34 108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 108.9 108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30 108.31 108.32 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14 109.15 109.16 109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30 109.31 109.32 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6
110.7 110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13 110.14 110.15 110.16 110.17 110.18 110.19 110.20 110.21 110.22 110.23 110.24 110.25 110.26 110.27 110.28 110.29 110.30 110.31 110.32 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.6 111.7 111.8 111.9 111.10 111.11 111.12 111.13 111.14 111.15 111.16 111.17 111.18 111.19 111.20 111.21 111.22 111.23 111.24 111.25 111.26 111.27 111.28 111.29 111.30 111.31 112.1 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.6 112.7 112.8 112.9 112.10 112.11 112.12 112.13 112.14 112.15 112.16 112.17 112.18 112.19 112.20 112.21 112.22 112.23 112.24 112.25 112.26 112.27 112.28 112.29 112.30 112.31 112.32 112.33 112.34 113.1 113.2 113.3 113.4 113.5 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 113.10 113.11 113.12 113.13 113.14 113.15 113.16 113.17 113.18 113.19 113.20 113.21 113.22 113.23 113.24 113.25 113.26 113.27 113.28 113.29 113.30 113.31 113.32 114.1 114.2 114.3 114.4 114.5 114.6 114.7 114.8 114.9 114.10 114.11 114.12 114.13 114.14 114.15 114.16 114.17 114.18 114.19 114.20 114.21 114.22 114.23 114.24 114.25 114.26 114.27 114.28 114.29 114.30 115.1 115.2 115.3 115.4 115.5
115.6 115.7 115.8 115.9 115.10 115.11 115.12 115.13 115.14 115.15 115.16 115.17 115.18 115.19 115.20 115.21 115.22 115.23 115.24 115.25 115.26 115.27 115.28 115.29 115.30 115.31 115.32 115.33 115.34 116.1 116.2 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.8 116.9
116.10 116.11 116.12 116.13 116.14 116.15 116.16 116.17 116.18 116.19 116.20 116.21 116.22 116.23 116.24 116.25 116.26 116.27 116.28 116.29 116.30 116.31 116.32 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4 117.5 117.6 117.7 117.8 117.9 117.10 117.11 117.12 117.13 117.14 117.15 117.16 117.17 117.18 117.19 117.20 117.21 117.22 117.23 117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28 117.29 117.30 117.31 118.1 118.2 118.3
118.4 118.5 118.6 118.7 118.8
118.9 118.10 118.11 118.12 118.13 118.14 118.15 118.16 118.17 118.18 118.19 118.20 118.21 118.22 118.23 118.24 118.25 118.26 118.27 118.28 118.29 118.30 118.31 118.32 119.1 119.2 119.3 119.4 119.5 119.6 119.7 119.8 119.9 119.10 119.11 119.12 119.13 119.14 119.15 119.16 119.17 119.18 119.19 119.20 119.21 119.22 119.23 119.24 119.25 119.26 119.27 119.28 119.29 119.30 119.31 119.32 120.1 120.2 120.3 120.4 120.5
120.6 120.7 120.8 120.9 120.10
120.11 120.12 120.13 120.14 120.15 120.16 120.17 120.18 120.19 120.20 120.21 120.22 120.23 120.24 120.25 120.26 120.27 120.28 120.29 120.30 121.1 121.2 121.3 121.4 121.5 121.6 121.7 121.8 121.9 121.10 121.11 121.12 121.13 121.14 121.15 121.16 121.17 121.18 121.19 121.20 121.21 121.22 121.23 121.24 121.25 121.26 121.27 121.28 121.29 121.30 121.31 121.32 121.33 122.1 122.2 122.3 122.4 122.5 122.6 122.7 122.8 122.9 122.10 122.11 122.12 122.13 122.14 122.15 122.16 122.17 122.18
122.19 122.20 122.21 122.22 122.23 122.24 122.25 122.26 122.27 122.28 122.29 122.30 122.31 123.1 123.2 123.3 123.4 123.5 123.6 123.7 123.8 123.9 123.10 123.11 123.12 123.13 123.14
123.15 123.16 123.17 123.18 123.19 123.20 123.21 123.22 123.23 123.24 123.25
123.26 123.27 123.28 123.29 123.30 123.31 124.1 124.2 124.3
124.4 124.5 124.6 124.7 124.8 124.9 124.10 124.11
124.12 124.13 124.14 124.15 124.16 124.17 124.18 124.19 124.20 124.21 124.22 124.23 124.24 124.25 124.26 124.27 124.28 124.29 124.30 124.31 125.1 125.2 125.3 125.4 125.5 125.6 125.7 125.8 125.9 125.10 125.11 125.12 125.13 125.14 125.15 125.16 125.17 125.18 125.19 125.20 125.21 125.22 125.23 125.24 125.25 125.26 125.27 125.28 125.29 125.30 125.31 125.32 125.33 125.34 126.1 126.2 126.3 126.4 126.5 126.6 126.7 126.8 126.9 126.10 126.11 126.12 126.13 126.14 126.15 126.16 126.17 126.18 126.19 126.20 126.21 126.22 126.23 126.24 126.25 126.26 126.27 126.28 126.29
126.30 126.31 126.32 127.1 127.2 127.3 127.4 127.5 127.6 127.7 127.8
127.9 127.10 127.11 127.12 127.13 127.14 127.15 127.16 127.17 127.18 127.19 127.20 127.21 127.22 127.23 127.24 127.25 127.26 127.27 127.28 127.29 127.30 127.31
128.1 128.2 128.3 128.4 128.5 128.6 128.7 128.8 128.9 128.10 128.11 128.12 128.13 128.14 128.15 128.16 128.17 128.18 128.19 128.20 128.21 128.22 128.23 128.24 128.25 128.26 128.27
128.28 128.29 128.30 128.31 128.32 129.1 129.2 129.3 129.4
129.5 129.6 129.7 129.8 129.9 129.10 129.11 129.12 129.13 129.14 129.15 129.16 129.17 129.18 129.19 129.20 129.21 129.22 129.23 129.24 129.25 129.26 129.27 129.28 129.29 129.30 129.31 129.32 129.33 130.1 130.2 130.3 130.4 130.5 130.6 130.7 130.8 130.9 130.10 130.11 130.12 130.13 130.14 130.15 130.16 130.17 130.18 130.19 130.20 130.21 130.22 130.23 130.24 130.25 130.26 130.27 130.28 130.29 130.30 130.31 130.32 130.33 131.1 131.2 131.3 131.4 131.5 131.6 131.7 131.8 131.9 131.10 131.11 131.12 131.13 131.14 131.15 131.16 131.17 131.18 131.19 131.20 131.21 131.22 131.23 131.24 131.25 131.26 131.27 131.28 131.29 131.30 131.31 131.32 131.33 132.1 132.2 132.3 132.4 132.5 132.6 132.7 132.8 132.9 132.10 132.11 132.12 132.13 132.14 132.15 132.16 132.17 132.18 132.19 132.20 132.21 132.22 132.23 132.24 132.25 132.26 132.27 132.28 132.29 132.30 132.31 132.32 132.33 132.34 133.1 133.2 133.3 133.4 133.5 133.6 133.7 133.8 133.9 133.10 133.11 133.12 133.13 133.14 133.15 133.16 133.17 133.18 133.19 133.20 133.21 133.22
133.23 133.24 133.25 133.26
133.27 133.28 133.29 133.30 133.31 133.32 134.1 134.2 134.3 134.4 134.5 134.6 134.7 134.8 134.9 134.10 134.11 134.12 134.13 134.14 134.15 134.16 134.17 134.18 134.19 134.20 134.21 134.22 134.23 134.24 134.25 134.26
134.27 134.28 134.29 135.1 135.2 135.3 135.4 135.5 135.6 135.7 135.8 135.9 135.10 135.11 135.12 135.13 135.14 135.15 135.16 135.17 135.18 135.19 135.20 135.21 135.22 135.23 135.24 135.25 135.26 135.27 135.28 135.29 135.30 136.1 136.2 136.3 136.4
136.5 136.6 136.7 136.8 136.9 136.10 136.11 136.12 136.13 136.14 136.15 136.16 136.17 136.18 136.19 136.20
136.21 136.22 136.23 136.24 136.25 136.26 136.27 136.28
136.29 136.30 136.31 137.1 137.2 137.3 137.4 137.5 137.6 137.7 137.8 137.9 137.10 137.11 137.12 137.13 137.14 137.15 137.16 137.17 137.18 137.19
137.20 137.21 137.22 137.23 137.24 137.25 137.26 137.27 137.28
138.1 138.2
138.3 138.4 138.5 138.6 138.7
138.8 138.9 138.10 138.11 138.12 138.13 138.14 138.15 138.16 138.17 138.18 138.19 138.20 138.21 138.22 138.23 138.24 138.25 138.26 138.27 138.28 138.29 139.1 139.2 139.3 139.4 139.5 139.6
139.7 139.8 139.9 139.10 139.11 139.12 139.13 139.14 139.15 139.16 139.17 139.18 139.19 139.20 139.21 139.22 139.23 139.24 139.25 139.26 139.27 139.28 139.29 139.30 139.31 139.32 140.1 140.2 140.3 140.4
140.5 140.6 140.7 140.8 140.9 140.10 140.11 140.12 140.13
140.14 140.15
140.16 140.17
140.18 140.19 140.20 140.21 140.22 140.23 140.24 140.25 140.26 140.27 140.28 140.29 140.30 141.1 141.2 141.3 141.4 141.5 141.6 141.7 141.8 141.9 141.10 141.11 141.12 141.13 141.14 141.15 141.16 141.17 141.18 141.19 141.20 141.21 141.22 141.23 141.24
141.25 141.26 141.27 141.28 141.29 141.30 142.1 142.2 142.3 142.4 142.5 142.6 142.7 142.8 142.9 142.10 142.11 142.12 142.13 142.14
142.15
142.16 142.17 142.18 142.19 142.20 142.21 142.22 142.23 142.24 142.25 142.26 142.27 142.28 142.29 142.30 142.31 143.1 143.2 143.3 143.4 143.5 143.6
143.7
143.8 143.9 143.10 143.11 143.12 143.13 143.14 143.15 143.16 143.17 143.18 143.19 143.20 143.21 143.22 143.23 143.24 143.25 143.26 143.27 143.28 143.29 143.30 143.31 143.32 144.1 144.2 144.3 144.4 144.5 144.6 144.7 144.8 144.9 144.10 144.11 144.12 144.13 144.14 144.15 144.16 144.17 144.18 144.19 144.20 144.21 144.22 144.23 144.24 144.25 144.26 144.27 144.28 144.29 144.30
145.1 145.2 145.3 145.4 145.5 145.6 145.7 145.8 145.9 145.10 145.11 145.12 145.13 145.14 145.15 145.16 145.17 145.18 145.19 145.20 145.21 145.22 145.23 145.24 145.25 145.26 145.27 145.28 145.29 145.30 145.31 145.32 146.1 146.2 146.3 146.4 146.5 146.6 146.7 146.8 146.9 146.10 146.11 146.12 146.13 146.14 146.15 146.16 146.17 146.18 146.19 146.20
146.21 146.22 146.23 146.24 146.25 146.26 146.27 146.28 146.29 146.30 146.31
146.32
147.1 147.2 147.3 147.4 147.5 147.6 147.7 147.8 147.9 147.10 147.11 147.12 147.13 147.14 147.15 147.16 147.17 147.18 147.19 147.20 147.21 147.22 147.23 147.24 147.25 147.26 147.27 147.28 147.29 147.30 147.31 148.1 148.2
148.3
148.4 148.5 148.6 148.7 148.8
148.9
148.10 148.11 148.12 148.13 148.14 148.15
148.16
148.17 148.18 148.19 148.20 148.21 148.22 148.23 148.24 148.25 148.26 148.27 148.28 148.29 149.1 149.2 149.3 149.4 149.5 149.6 149.7
149.8
149.9 149.10 149.11 149.12 149.13 149.14 149.15 149.16 149.17
149.18
149.19 149.20 149.21 149.22 149.23 149.24 149.25
149.26
149.27 149.28 149.29
150.1 150.2
150.3 150.4 150.5 150.6 150.7 150.8 150.9 150.10 150.11 150.12 150.13 150.14 150.15 150.16 150.17
150.18 150.19 150.20 150.21 150.22 150.23 150.24 150.25 150.26 150.27 150.28 150.29 150.30 150.31 150.32 150.33 150.34 150.35 151.1 151.2 151.3 151.4 151.5 151.6 151.7 151.8 151.9 151.10 151.11 151.12 151.13 151.14 151.15 151.16 151.17 151.18 151.19 151.20 151.21 151.22 151.23 151.24 151.25 151.26 151.27 151.28 151.29 151.30 151.31 151.32 151.33 152.1 152.2 152.3 152.4 152.5 152.6 152.7 152.8 152.9 152.10 152.11 152.12 152.13 152.14 152.15 152.16 152.17 152.18 152.19 152.20 152.21 152.22 152.23 152.24 152.25 152.26 152.27 152.28 152.29 152.30 152.31 152.32 152.33 152.34 152.35 153.1 153.2 153.3 153.4 153.5 153.6 153.7 153.8 153.9 153.10 153.11 153.12 153.13 153.14 153.15 153.16 153.17 153.18 153.19 153.20 153.21 153.22 153.23 153.24 153.25 153.26 153.27 153.28 153.29 153.30 153.31 153.32 153.33 154.1 154.2 154.3 154.4 154.5 154.6 154.7 154.8 154.9 154.10 154.11 154.12 154.13 154.14 154.15 154.16 154.17 154.18 154.19
154.20 154.21 154.22 154.23
154.24 154.25 154.26 154.27 154.28 154.29 154.30 154.31 154.32 154.33 155.1 155.2 155.3
155.4 155.5 155.6 155.7 155.8
155.9 155.10 155.11 155.12 155.13
155.14 155.15 155.16 155.17 155.18
155.19 155.20 155.21 155.22 155.23 155.24 155.25 155.26
155.27 155.28
155.29 155.30 155.31 156.1 156.2 156.3 156.4 156.5
156.6 156.7 156.8 156.9
156.10 156.11 156.12 156.13 156.14 156.15 156.16 156.17 156.18
156.19
156.20 156.21 156.22 156.23 156.24 156.25 156.26 156.27 156.28 156.29 156.30 156.31 156.32 157.1 157.2 157.3 157.4 157.5 157.6
157.7
157.8 157.9 157.10 157.11 157.12
157.13 157.14 157.15 157.16 157.17 157.18 157.19 157.20 157.21 157.22 157.23 157.24 157.25 157.26 157.27 157.28 157.29 158.1 158.2 158.3 158.4 158.5 158.6 158.7 158.8 158.9 158.10
158.11 158.12 158.13 158.14 158.15 158.16 158.17 158.18 158.19 158.20 158.21 158.22 158.23 158.24 158.25 158.26 158.27 158.28 158.29 158.30 158.31 158.32 158.33 159.1 159.2 159.3
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184.26 184.27 184.28 184.29 184.30 184.31 184.32 184.33 184.34 185.1 185.2 185.3 185.4 185.5 185.6 185.7 185.8 185.9 185.10 185.11 185.12 185.13 185.14 185.15 185.16 185.17
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190.9 190.10 190.11 190.12 190.13 190.14 190.15 190.16 190.17 190.18 190.19 190.20 190.21 190.22 190.23 190.24 190.25 190.26 190.27 190.28 190.29 190.30 190.31 191.1 191.2 191.3 191.4 191.5 191.6 191.7 191.8 191.9 191.10 191.11 191.12 191.13 191.14 191.15 191.16 191.17 191.18 191.19 191.20 191.21 191.22 191.23 191.24 191.25 191.26 191.27 191.28 191.29 191.30 191.31 191.32 191.33 192.1 192.2 192.3 192.4 192.5 192.6 192.7 192.8 192.9 192.10 192.11 192.12 192.13 192.14 192.15 192.16 192.17 192.18 192.19 192.20 192.21 192.22 192.23 192.24 192.25 192.26 192.27 192.28 192.29 192.30 192.31 192.32 192.33
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200.3 200.4 200.5 200.6 200.7 200.8 200.9 200.10 200.11 200.12
200.13 200.14
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200.18 200.19 200.20 200.21 200.22 200.23 200.24 200.25 200.26 200.27 200.28 200.29 200.30 200.31 201.1 201.2 201.3 201.4 201.5 201.6 201.7 201.8 201.9 201.10 201.11 201.12 201.13
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202.9 202.10 202.11 202.12 202.13 202.14 202.15 202.16 202.17 202.18 202.19 202.20 202.21 202.22 202.23 202.24 202.25 202.26 202.27 202.28 202.29 202.30 202.31 202.32 202.33 203.1 203.2 203.3 203.4
203.5 203.6 203.7 203.8 203.9 203.10 203.11 203.12 203.13 203.14 203.15 203.16 203.17 203.18 203.19 203.20 203.21 203.22 203.23 203.24 203.25 203.26 203.27 203.28 203.29 203.30 203.31 204.1 204.2 204.3 204.4 204.5 204.6 204.7 204.8 204.9 204.10 204.11 204.12 204.13 204.14 204.15 204.16 204.17 204.18 204.19 204.20 204.21 204.22 204.23 204.24
204.25 204.26 204.27 204.28 204.29 204.30 204.31 205.1 205.2 205.3 205.4 205.5 205.6 205.7 205.8 205.9 205.10 205.11 205.12 205.13 205.14 205.15 205.16 205.17 205.18 205.19 205.20 205.21 205.22 205.23 205.24
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money for jobs and economic
development; establishing paid medical leave benefits; modifying unemployment
insurance benefits; making policy and technical changes to programs administered
by the departments of employment and economic development, labor and industry,
and Bureau of Mediation Services; providing earned sick and safe time leave;
providing emergency leave for essential workers; establishing an emergency rehire
and retention program; establishing safe workplaces for meat and poultry processing
workers; providing penalties; authorizing rulemaking; classifying data; requiring
reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 13.719, by adding a
subdivision; 13.7905, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision; 116J.035, subdivision
6; 116J.431, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 116J.8748, subdivision 3;
116J.994, subdivision 6; 116L.02; 116L.03, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 116L.05,
subdivision 5; 116L.17, subdivisions 1, 4; 116L.20, subdivision 2, by adding a
subdivision; 116L.40, subdivisions 5, 6, 9, 10, by adding a subdivision; 116L.41,
subdivisions 1, 2, by adding subdivisions; 116L.42, subdivisions 1, 2; 116L.98,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 177.24, by adding a subdivision; 177.27, subdivisions 2, 4,
7; 178.012, subdivision 1; 179A.10, subdivisions 2, 3; 181.032; 181.53; 181.939;
181.940, subdivisions 2, 3; 181.942, subdivision 1; 182.66, by adding a subdivision;
182.666, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 256J.561, by adding
a subdivision; 256J.95, subdivisions 3, 11; 256P.01, subdivision 3; 268.035,
subdivision 21c; 268.085, subdivisions 2, 4a, 7; 268.101, subdivision 2; 268.133;
268.136, subdivision 1; 268.19, subdivision 1; 326B.07, subdivision 1; 326B.092,
subdivision 7; 326B.106, subdivision 1; 326B.89, subdivisions 1, 5, 9; Laws 2017,
chapter 94, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, as amended; Laws 2019, First Special
Session chapter 7, article 1, sections 2, subdivision 2, as amended; 3, subdivision
4; article 2, section 8; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters
116J; 116L; 177; 179; 181; 181A; 299F; proposing coding for new law as
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections
116L.18; 181.9413; 181.9414; 268.085, subdivisions 4, 8; Minnesota Rules, part
5200.0080, subpart 7.

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

ARTICLE 1

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginJOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for
each purpose. The figures "2022" and "2023" used in this article mean that the appropriations
listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, or June 30, 2023,
respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2022. "The second year" is fiscal year 2023. "The
biennium" is fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
new text end

new text begin (b) If an appropriation in this article is enacted more than once in the 2021 regular or
special legislative session, the appropriation must be given effect only once.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 128,635,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 129,999,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 117,200,000
new text end
new text begin 94,684,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 700,000
new text end
new text begin 700,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 10,735,000
new text end
new text begin 10,735,000
new text end
new text begin Family and medical
benefit insurance
account
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 23,880,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Business and Community Development
new text end

new text begin 58,936,000
new text end
new text begin 46,935,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 56,886,000
new text end
new text begin 44,885,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 700,000
new text end
new text begin 700,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 1,350,000
new text end
new text begin 1,350,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,787,000 each year is for the greater
Minnesota business development public
infrastructure grant program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.431. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,425,000 each year is for the business
development competitive grant program. Of
this amount, up to five percent is for
administration and monitoring of the business
development competitive grant program. All
grant awards shall be for two consecutive
years. Grants shall be awarded in the first year.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,772,000 each year is for contaminated
site cleanup and development grants under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.551 to
116J.558. This appropriation is available until
expended.
new text end

new text begin (d) $700,000 each year is from the remediation
fund for contaminated site cleanup and
development grants under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 116J.551 to 116J.558. This
appropriation is available until expended.
new text end

new text begin (e) $139,000 each year is for the Center for
Rural Policy and Development.
new text end

new text begin (f) $25,000 each year is for the administration
of state aid for the Destination Medical Center
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.40 to
469.47.
new text end

new text begin (g) $875,000 each year is for the host
community economic development program
established in Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.548.
new text end

new text begin (h) $500,000 each year is for the small
business development center program for
grants to the regional small business
development center offices and the lead center.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (i) $3,000,000 each year is for technical
assistance to small businesses. Of this amount:
new text end

new text begin (1) $1,500,000 is for grants to nonprofit
lenders to provide additional equity support
to leverage other capital sources;
new text end

new text begin (2) $750,000 is for the business development
competitive grant program; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $750,000 is for grants to small business
incubators that serve minority-, veteran-, and
women-owned businesses, or businesses
owned by persons with disabilities, to provide
commercial space, technical assistance, and
education services.
new text end

new text begin This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (j)(1) $10,000,000 in the first year is for grants
to local communities to increase the number
of quality child care providers to support
economic development. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available through June
30, 2023. Fifty percent of grant funds must go
to communities located outside the
seven-county metropolitan area as defined in
Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (2) Grant recipients must obtain a 50 percent
nonstate match to grant funds in either cash
or in-kind contribution, unless the
commissioner waives the requirement. Grant
funds available under this subdivision must
be used to implement projects to reduce the
child care shortage in the state, including but
not limited to funding for child care business
start-ups or expansion, training, facility
modifications, direct subsidies or incentives
to retain employees, or improvements required
for licensing, and assistance with licensing
and other regulatory requirements. In awarding
grants, the commissioner must give priority
to communities that have demonstrated a
shortage of child care providers.
new text end

new text begin (3) Within one year of receiving grant funds,
grant recipients must report to the
commissioner on the outcomes of the grant
program, including but not limited to the
number of new providers, the number of
additional child care provider jobs created, the
number of additional child care slots, and the
amount of cash and in-kind local funds
invested. Within one month of all grant
recipients reporting on program outcomes, the
commissioner must report the grant recipients'
outcomes to the chairs and ranking members
of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over early learning and child care and
economic development.
new text end

new text begin (k) $2,000,000 in the first year is for a grant
to the Minnesota Initiative Foundations. This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2025. The Minnesota Initiative
Foundations must use grant funds under this
section to:
new text end

new text begin (1) facilitate planning processes for rural
communities resulting in a community solution
action plan that guides decision making to
sustain and increase the supply of quality child
care in the region to support economic
development;
new text end

new text begin (2) engage the private sector to invest local
resources to support the community solution
action plan and ensure quality child care is a
vital component of additional regional
economic development planning processes;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide locally based training and technical
assistance to rural child care business owners
individually or through a learning cohort.
Access to financial and business development
assistance must prepare child care businesses
for quality engagement and improvement by
stabilizing operations, leveraging funding from
other sources, and fostering business acumen
that allows child care businesses to plan for
and afford the cost of providing quality child
care; and
new text end

new text begin (4) recruit child care programs to participate
in Parent Aware, Minnesota's quality and
improvement rating system, and other high
quality measurement programs. The Minnesota
Initiative Foundations must work with local
partners to provide low-cost training,
professional development opportunities, and
continuing education curricula. The Minnesota
Initiative Foundations must fund, through local
partners, an enhanced level of coaching to
rural child care providers to obtain a quality
rating through Parent Aware or other high
quality measurement programs.
new text end

new text begin (l) $7,500,000 each year is for the Minnesota
job creation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.8748. Of this amount, the
commissioner of employment and economic
development may use up to three percent for
administrative expenses. This appropriation
is available until expended. The base amount
for this purpose in fiscal year 2024 and beyond
is $8,000,000.
new text end

new text begin (m) $7,750,000 each year is for the Minnesota
investment fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.8731. Of this amount, the
commissioner of employment and economic
development may use up to three percent for
administration and monitoring of the program.
In fiscal year 2024 and beyond, the base
amount is $12,370,000. This appropriation is
available until expended. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731, money
appropriated to the commissioner for the
Minnesota investment fund may be used for
the redevelopment program under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 116J.575 and 116J.5761, at
the discretion of the commissioner. Grants
under this paragraph are not subject to the
grant amount limitation under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.8731.
new text end

new text begin (n) $1,000,000 each year is for the Minnesota
emerging entrepreneur loan program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18. Funds
available under this paragraph are for transfer
into the emerging entrepreneur program
special revenue fund account created under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116M, and are
available until expended. Of this amount, up
to four percent is for administration and
monitoring of the program.
new text end

new text begin (o) $325,000 each year is for the Minnesota
Film and TV Board. The appropriation in each
year is available only upon receipt by the
board of $1 in matching contributions of
money or in-kind contributions from nonstate
sources for every $3 provided by this
appropriation, except that each year up to
$50,000 is available on July 1 even if the
required matching contribution has not been
received by that date.
new text end

new text begin (p) $12,000 each year is for a grant to the
Upper Minnesota Film Office.
new text end

new text begin (q) $500,000 each year is for a grant to the
Minnesota Film and TV Board for the film
production jobs program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116U.26. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (r) $4,195,000 each year is for the Minnesota
job skills partnership program under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116L.01 to
116L.17. If the appropriation for either year
is insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available. This appropriation is
available until expended.
new text end

new text begin (s) $1,350,000 each year from the workforce
development fund and $250,000 each year
from the general fund are for jobs training
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116L.42.
new text end

new text begin (t) $2,500,000 each year is for Launch
Minnesota. This is a onetime appropriation
and funds are available until June 30, 2025.
Of this amount:
new text end

new text begin (1) $1,500,000 each year is for innovation
grants to eligible Minnesota entrepreneurs or
start-up businesses to assist with their
operating needs;
new text end

new text begin (2) $500,000 each year is for administration
of Launch Minnesota; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $500,000 each year is for grantee activities
at Launch Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (u) $1,050,000 each year is for the
microenterprise development program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8736. Of
these amounts, $150,000 each year is for
providing technical assistance and outreach
to microenterprise development organizations.
new text end

new text begin (v) $5,298,000 in the first year and $5,297,000
in the second year are for grants to the
Neighborhood Development Center,
Metropolitan Economic Development
Association, Latino Economic Development
Center, Northside Economic Opportunity
Network, and African Economic Development
Solutions to provide business development
services and funding. Of these amounts, at
least $2,000,000 each year must be used for
services and funding for entrepreneurs who
are women of color. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (w) $375,000 each year is for the publication,
dissemination, and use of labor market
information under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.401.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Employment and Training Programs
new text end

new text begin 9,921,000
new text end
new text begin 9,921,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 8,421,000
new text end
new text begin 8,421,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $500,000 each year from the general fund
and $500,000 each year from the workforce
development fund are for rural career
counseling coordinators in the workforce
service areas and for the purposes specified
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116L.667.
new text end

new text begin (b) $750,000 each year is for the women and
high-wage, high-demand, nontraditional jobs
grant program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116L.99. Of this amount, up to five
percent is for administration and monitoring
of the program.
new text end

new text begin (c) $2,546,000 each year is for the pathways
to prosperity competitive grant program. Of
this amount, up to five percent is for
administration and monitoring of the program.
new text end

new text begin (d) $500,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the American
Indian Opportunities and Industrialization
Center, in collaboration with the Northwest
Indian Community Development Center, to
reduce academic disparities for American
Indian students and adults. This is a onetime
appropriation. The grant funds may be used
to provide:
new text end

new text begin (1) student tutoring and testing support
services;
new text end

new text begin (2) training and employment placement in
information technology;
new text end

new text begin (3) training and employment placement within
trades;
new text end

new text begin (4) assistance in obtaining a GED;
new text end

new text begin (5) remedial training leading to enrollment
and to sustain enrollment in a postsecondary
higher education institution;
new text end

new text begin (6) real-time work experience in information
technology fields and in the trades;
new text end

new text begin (7) contextualized adult basic education;
new text end

new text begin (8) career and educational counseling for
clients with significant and multiple barriers;
and;
new text end

new text begin (9) reentry services and counseling for adults
and youth.
new text end

new text begin After notification to the chairs and minority
leads of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over jobs and economic
development, the commissioner may transfer
this appropriation to the commissioner of
education.
new text end

new text begin (e) $500,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for current Minnesota
affiliates of OIC of America, Inc. This
appropriation shall be divided equally among
the eligible centers.
new text end

new text begin (f) $1,000,000 each year is for competitive
grants to organizations providing services to
relieve economic disparities in the Southeast
Asian community through workforce
recruitment, development, job creation,
assistance of smaller organizations to increase
capacity, and outreach. Of this amount, up to
five percent is for administration and
monitoring of the program.
new text end

new text begin (g) $1,000,000 each year is for a competitive
grant program to provide grants to
organizations that provide support services for
individuals, such as job training, employment
preparation, internships, job assistance to
parents, financial literacy, academic and
behavioral interventions for low-performing
students, and youth intervention. Grants made
under this section must focus on low-income
communities, young adults from families with
a history of intergenerational poverty, and
communities of color. Of this amount, up to
five percent is for administration and
monitoring of the program.
new text end

new text begin (h) $1,000,000 each year is for a grant to
Propel Nonprofits to provide capacity-building
grants and related technical assistance to small,
culturally specific organizations that primarily
serve historically underserved cultural
communities. Propel Nonprofits may only
award grants to nonprofit organizations that
have an annual organizational budget of less
than $500,000. These grants may be used for:
new text end

new text begin (1) organizational infrastructure
improvements, including developing database
management systems and financial systems,
or other administrative needs that increase the
organization's ability to access new funding
sources;
new text end

new text begin (2) organizational workforce development,
including hiring culturally competent staff,
training and skills development, and other
methods of increasing staff capacity; or
new text end

new text begin (3) creating or expanding partnerships with
existing organizations that have specialized
expertise in order to increase capacity of the
grantee organization to improve services to
the community.
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, up to five percent may be used
by Propel Nonprofits for administrative costs.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (i) $750,000 each year is for the youth-at-work
competitive grant program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116L.562. Of this amount,
up to five percent is for administration and
monitoring of the youth workforce
development competitive grant program. All
grant awards shall be for two consecutive
years. Grants shall be awarded in the first year.
new text end

new text begin (j) $875,000 each year is for a grant to the
Minnesota Technology Association to support
the SciTech Internship Program, a program
that supports science, technology, engineering,
and math (STEM) internship opportunities for
two- and four-year college students and
graduate students in their fields of study. The
internship opportunities must match students
with paid internships within STEM disciplines
at small, for-profit companies located in
Minnesota having fewer than 250 employees
worldwide. At least 200 students must be
matched in the first year and at least 200
students must be matched in the second year.
No more than 15 percent of the hires may be
graduate students. Selected hiring companies
shall receive from the grant 50 percent of the
wages paid to the intern, capped at $2,500 per
intern. The program must work toward
increasing the participation among women or
other underserved populations. This is a
onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin General Support Services
new text end

new text begin 3,692,000
new text end
new text begin 4,005,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General Fund
new text end
new text begin 3,637,000
new text end
new text begin 3,950,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 55,000
new text end
new text begin 55,000
new text end

new text begin $1,269,000 each year is for transfer to the
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for
operating the Olmstead Compliance Office.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Trade Office
new text end

new text begin 2,142,000
new text end
new text begin 2,142,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $200,000 each year is for the STEP grants
in Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.979. The
base for this purpose in fiscal year 2024 and
beyond is $300,000.
new text end

new text begin (b) $180,000 each year is for the Invest
Minnesota marketing initiative in Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.9781.
new text end

new text begin (c) $270,000 each year is for the Minnesota
Trade Offices under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.978.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Vocational Rehabilitation
new text end

new text begin 36,691,000
new text end
new text begin 36,691,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 28,861,000
new text end
new text begin 28,861,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 7,830,000
new text end
new text begin 7,830,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $14,300,000 each year is for the state's
vocational rehabilitation program under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268A.
new text end

new text begin (b) $8,995,000 each year from the general fund
and $6,830,000 each year from the workforce
development fund are for extended
employment services for persons with severe
disabilities under Minnesota Statutes, section
268A.15.
new text end

new text begin (c) $2,555,000 each year is for grants to
programs that provide employment support
services to persons with mental illness under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 268A.13 and
268A.14.
new text end

new text begin (d) $3,011,000 each year is for grants to
centers for independent living under
Minnesota Statutes, section 268A.11.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,000,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 268A.16, for employment
services for persons, including transition-age
youth, who are deaf, deafblind, or
hard-of-hearing. If the amount in the first year
is insufficient, the amount in the second year
is available in the first year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Services for the Blind
new text end

new text begin 6,425,000
new text end
new text begin 6,425,000
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, $500,000 each year is for
senior citizens who are becoming blind. At
least one-half of the funds for this purpose
must be used to provide training services for
seniors who are becoming blind. Training
services must provide independent living skills
to seniors who are becoming blind to allow
them to continue to live independently in their
homes.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Paid Family and Medical Leave
new text end

new text begin 10,828,000
new text end
new text begin 23,880,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 10,828,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin Family and medical
benefit insurance
account
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 23,880,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $10,828,000 in the first year is for the
purposes of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268B.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) $23,250,000 in the second year is from the
family and medical benefit insurance account
for the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, chapter
268B. The base appropriation is $51,041,000
in fiscal year 2024 and $50,125,000 in fiscal
year 2025. Starting in fiscal year 2026, the
base appropriation is $46,465,000.
new text end

new text begin (c) $630,000 in the second year is from the
family medical benefit insurance account for
the purpose of outreach, education, and
technical assistance for employees and
employers regarding Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 268B. Of this amount, at least half
must be used for grants to community-based
groups providing outreach, education, and
technical assistance for employees, employers,
and self-employed individuals regarding
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268B. Outreach
must include efforts to notify self-employed
individuals of their ability to elect coverage
under Minnesota Statutes, section 268B.11,
and provide them with technical assistance in
doing so.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND
INDUSTRY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 528,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 518,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 528,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin Family and medical
benefit insurance
account
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 518,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $528,000 in the first year is for the
purposes of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268B.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) $518,000 in the second year is from the
family and medical benefit insurance account
for the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, chapter
268B. The base appropriation is $468,000 in
fiscal year 2024 and $618,000 in fiscal year
2025.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN
SERVICES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 574,000
new text end

new text begin $574,000 in the second year is from the family
and medical benefit insurance account for
information technology system costs
associated with Minnesota Statutes, chapter
268B. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginMANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 28,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,953,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 28,000
new text end
new text begin 1,930,000
new text end
new text begin Family and medical
benefit insurance
account
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 23,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $28,000 in the first year is for information
technology systems upgrades necessary to
comply with Minnesota Statutes, chapter
268B. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) $23,000 in the second year from the family
and medical benefit insurance account is for
ongoing maintenance of these information
technology systems. For fiscal year 2024 and
beyond, the base appropriation is $13,000.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,930,000 in the second year is for the
premiums and notice acknowledgment
required of employers under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 268B. For fiscal year 2024
and beyond, the base appropriation is
$3,727,000.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginHOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 11,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin $11,000 in the first year is for systems
upgrades necessary to comply with Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 268B. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginSUPREME COURT
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin $20,000 in the first year is for judicial
responsibilities associated with Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 268B. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginCOURT OF APPEALS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin For fiscal year 2025, the base from the family
and medical benefit insurance account for
judicial responsibilities associated with
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268B, is
$5,600,000.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginFAMILY AND MEDICAL BENEFITS; TRANSFER.
new text end

new text begin In the second year only, $11,416,000 shall be transferred from the family and medical
benefit insurance account to the general fund.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

PRIOR YEAR APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1.

Laws 2017, chapter 94, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, as amended by Laws
2017, First Special Session chapter 7, section 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Business and Community Development

$
46,074,000
$
40,935,000
Appropriations by Fund
General
$43,363,000
$38,424,000
Remediation
$700,000
$700,000
Workforce
Development
$1,861,000
$1,811,000
Special Revenue
$150,000
-0-

(a) $4,195,000 each year is for the Minnesota
job skills partnership program under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116L.01 to
116L.17. If the appropriation for either year
is insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available. This appropriation is
available until spent.

(b) $750,000 each year is for grants to the
Neighborhood Development Center for small
business programs:

(1) training, lending, and business services;

(2) model outreach and training in greater
Minnesota; and

(3) development of new business incubators.

This is a onetime appropriation.

(c) $1,175,000 each year is for a grant to the
Metropolitan Economic Development
Association (MEDA) for statewide business
development and assistance services, including
services to entrepreneurs with businesses that
have the potential to create job opportunities
for unemployed and underemployed people,
with an emphasis on minority-owned
businesses. This is a onetime appropriation.

(d) $125,000 each year is for a grant to the
White Earth Nation for the White Earth Nation
Integrated Business Development System to
provide business assistance with workforce
development, outreach, technical assistance,
infrastructure and operational support,
financing, and other business development
activities. This is a onetime appropriation.

(e)(1) $12,500,000 each year is for the
Minnesota investment fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.8731. Of this amount,
the commissioner of employment and
economic development may use up to three
percent for administration and monitoring of
the program. This appropriation is available
until spent.

(2) Of the amount appropriated in fiscal year
2018, $4,000,000 is for a loan to construct and
equip a wholesale electronic component
distribution center investing a minimum of
$200,000,000 and constructing a facility at
least 700,000 square feet in size. Loan funds
may be used for purchases of materials,
supplies, and equipment for the construction
of the facility and are available from July 1,
2017, to June 30, 2021. The commissioner of
employment and economic development shall
forgive the loan after verification that the
project has satisfied performance goals and
contractual obligations as required under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731.

(3) Of the amount appropriated in fiscal year
2018, $700,000 is for a deleted text beginloan to extend an
effluent pipe that will deliver reclaimed water
to an innovative waste-to-biofuel project
investing a minimum of $150,000,000 and
constructing a facility that is designed to
process approximately 400,000 tons of waste
annually. Loan
deleted text endnew text begin grant to the Metropolitan
Council under Minnesota Statutes, section
116.195, for wastewater infrastructure to
support industrial users in Rosemount that
require significant water use. Grant
new text end funds are
available until June 30, deleted text begin2021deleted text endnew text begin 2025new text end.

(f) $8,500,000 each year is for the Minnesota
job creation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.8748. Of this amount, the
commissioner of employment and economic
development may use up to three percent for
administrative expenses. This appropriation
is available until expended. In fiscal year 2020
and beyond, the base amount is $8,000,000.

(g) $1,647,000 each year is for contaminated
site cleanup and development grants under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.551 to
116J.558. This appropriation is available until
spent. In fiscal year 2020 and beyond, the base
amount is $1,772,000.

(h) $12,000 each year is for a grant to the
Upper Minnesota Film Office.

(i) $163,000 each year is for the Minnesota
Film and TV Board. The appropriation in each
year is available only upon receipt by the
board of $1 in matching contributions of
money or in-kind contributions from nonstate
sources for every $3 provided by this
appropriation, except that each year up to
$50,000 is available on July 1 even if the
required matching contribution has not been
received by that date.

(j) $500,000 each year is from the general fund
for a grant to the Minnesota Film and TV
Board for the film production jobs program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116U.26.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2021.

(k) $139,000 each year is for a grant to the
Rural Policy and Development Center under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.421.

(l)(1) $1,300,000 each year is for the greater
Minnesota business development public
infrastructure grant program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.431. This appropriation
is available until spent. If the appropriation
for either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available. In fiscal year
2020 and beyond, the base amount is
$1,787,000. Funds available under this
paragraph may be used for site preparation of
property owned and to be used by private
entities.

(2) Of the amounts appropriated, $1,600,000
in fiscal year 2018 is for a grant to the city of
Thief River Falls to support utility extensions,
roads, and other public improvements related
to the construction of a wholesale electronic
component distribution center at least 700,000
square feet in size and investing a minimum
of $200,000,000. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.431, a local match is
not required. Grant funds are available from
July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2021.

(m) $876,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for the Minnesota emerging
entrepreneur loan program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116M.18. Funds available
under this paragraph are for transfer into the
emerging entrepreneur program special
revenue fund account created under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 116M, and are available until
spent. Of this amount, up to four percent is for
administration and monitoring of the program.
In fiscal year 2020 and beyond, the base
amount is $1,000,000.

(n) $875,000 each year is for a grant to
Enterprise Minnesota, Inc. for the small
business growth acceleration program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116O.115. This
is a onetime appropriation.

(o) $250,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a grant
to the Minnesota Design Center at the
University of Minnesota for the greater
Minnesota community design pilot project.

(p) $275,000 in fiscal year 2018 is from the
general fund to the commissioner of
employment and economic development for
a grant to Community and Economic
Development Associates (CEDA) for an
economic development study and analysis of
the effects of current and projected economic
growth in southeast Minnesota. CEDA shall
report on the findings and recommendations
of the study to the committees of the house of
representatives and senate with jurisdiction
over economic development and workforce
issues by February 15, 2019. All results and
information gathered from the study shall be
made available for use by cities in southeast
Minnesota by March 15, 2019. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2020.

(q) $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a
grant to Pillsbury United Communities for
construction and renovation of a building in
north Minneapolis for use as the "North
Market" grocery store and wellness center,
focused on offering healthy food, increasing
health care access, and providing job creation
and economic opportunities in one place for
children and families living in the area. To the
extent possible, Pillsbury United Communities
shall employ individuals who reside within a
five mile radius of the grocery store and
wellness center. This appropriation is not
available until at least an equal amount of
money is committed from nonstate sources.
This appropriation is available until the project
is completed or abandoned, subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642.

(r) $1,425,000 each year is for the business
development competitive grant program. Of
this amount, up to five percent is for
administration and monitoring of the business
development competitive grant program. All
grant awards shall be for two consecutive
years. Grants shall be awarded in the first year.

(s) $875,000 each year is for the host
community economic development grant
program established in Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.548.

(t) $700,000 each year is from the remediation
fund for contaminated site cleanup and
development grants under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 116J.551 to 116J.558. This
appropriation is available until spent.

(u) $161,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the Rural
Policy and Development Center. This is a
onetime appropriation.

(v) $300,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Enterprise
Minnesota, Inc. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(w) $50,000 in fiscal year 2018 is from the
workforce development fund for a grant to
Fighting Chance for behavioral intervention
programs for at-risk youth.

(x) $1,350,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for job training
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116L.42.

(y)(1) $519,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for
grants to local communities to increase the
supply of quality child care providers in order
to support economic development. At least 60
percent of grant funds must go to communities
located outside of the seven-county
metropolitan area, as defined under Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2. Grant
recipients must obtain a 50 percent nonstate
match to grant funds in either cash or in-kind
contributions. Grant funds available under this
paragraph must be used to implement solutions
to reduce the child care shortage in the state
including but not limited to funding for child
care business start-ups or expansions, training,
facility modifications or improvements
required for licensing, and assistance with
licensing and other regulatory requirements.
In awarding grants, the commissioner must
give priority to communities that have
documented a shortage of child care providers
in the area.

(2) Within one year of receiving grant funds,
grant recipients must report to the
commissioner on the outcomes of the grant
program including but not limited to the
number of new providers, the number of
additional child care provider jobs created, the
number of additional child care slots, and the
amount of local funds invested.

(3) By January 1 of each year, starting in 2019,
the commissioner must report to the standing
committees of the legislature having
jurisdiction over child care and economic
development on the outcomes of the program
to date.

(z) $319,000 in fiscal year 2018 is from the
general fund for a grant to the East Phillips
Improvement Coalition to create the East
Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) to
expand culturally tailored resources that
address small business growth and create
green jobs. The grant shall fund the
collaborative work of Tamales y Bicicletas,
Little Earth of the United Tribes, a nonprofit
serving East Africans, and other coalition
members towards developing EPNI as a
community space to host activities including,
but not limited to, creation and expansion of
small businesses, culturally specific
entrepreneurial activities, indoor urban
farming, job training, education, and skills
development for residents of this low-income,
environmental justice designated
neighborhood. Eligible uses for grant funds
include, but are not limited to, planning and
start-up costs, staff and consultant costs,
building improvements, rent, supplies, utilities,
vehicles, marketing, and program activities.
The commissioner shall submit a report on
grant activities and quantifiable outcomes to
the committees of the house of representatives
and the senate with jurisdiction over economic
development by December 15, 2020. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2020.

(aa) $150,000 the first year is from the
renewable development account in the special
revenue fund established in Minnesota
Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, to
conduct the biomass facility closure economic
impact study.

(bb)(1)$300,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a
grant to East Side Enterprise Center (ESEC)
to expand culturally tailored resources that
address small business growth and job
creation. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2020. The appropriation shall fund
the work of African Economic Development
Solutions, the Asian Economic Development
Association, the Dayton's Bluff Community
Council, and the Latino Economic
Development Center in a collaborative
approach to economic development that is
effective with smaller, culturally diverse
communities that seek to increase the
productivity and success of new immigrant
and minority populations living and working
in the community. Programs shall provide
minority business growth and capacity
building that generate wealth and jobs creation
for local residents and business owners on the
East Side of St. Paul.

(2) In fiscal year 2019 ESEC shall use funds
to share its integrated service model and
evolving collaboration principles with civic
and economic development leaders in greater
Minnesota communities which have diverse
populations similar to the East Side of St. Paul.
ESEC shall submit a report of activities and
program outcomes, including quantifiable
measures of success annually to the house of
representatives and senate committees with
jurisdiction over economic development.

(cc) $150,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a grant
to Mille Lacs County for the purpose of
reimbursement grants to small resort
businesses located in the city of Isle with less
than $350,000 in annual revenue, at least four
rental units, which are open during both
summer and winter months, and whose
business was adversely impacted by a decline
in walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs.

(dd)(1) $250,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a
grant to the Small Business Development
Center hosted at Minnesota State University,
Mankato, for a collaborative initiative with
the Regional Center for Entrepreneurial
Facilitation. Funds available under this section
must be used to provide entrepreneur and
small business development direct professional
business assistance services in the following
counties in Minnesota: Blue Earth, Brown,
Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley,
Watonwan, and Waseca. For the purposes of
this section, "direct professional business
assistance services" must include, but is not
limited to, pre-venture assistance for
individuals considering starting a business.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner determines that an equal amount
is committed from nonstate sources. Any
balance in the first year does not cancel and
is available for expenditure in the second year.

(2) Grant recipients shall report to the
commissioner by February 1 of each year and
include information on the number of
customers served in each county; the number
of businesses started, stabilized, or expanded;
the number of jobs created and retained; and
business success rates in each county. By April
1 of each year, the commissioner shall report
the information submitted by grant recipients
to the chairs of the standing committees of the
house of representatives and the senate having
jurisdiction over economic development
issues.

(ee) $500,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for the
central Minnesota opportunity grant program
established under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.9922. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2022.

(ff) $25,000 each year is for the administration
of state aid for the Destination Medical Center
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.40 to
469.47.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 7, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, as
amended by Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 12, section 4, and Laws 2020, chapter
112, section 1, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Business and Community Development

44,931,000
42,381,000
Appropriations by Fund
General
40,756,000
38,206,000
Remediation
700,000
700,000
Workforce
Development
3,475,000
3,475,000

(a) $1,787,000 each year is for the greater
Minnesota business development public
infrastructure grant program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.431. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2023.

(b) $1,425,000 each year is for the business
development competitive grant program. Of
this amount, up to five percent is for
administration and monitoring of the business
development competitive grant program. All
grant awards shall be for two consecutive
years. Grants shall be awarded in the first year.

(c) $1,772,000 each year is for contaminated
site cleanup and development grants under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.551 to
116J.558. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2023.

(d) $700,000 each year is from the remediation
fund for contaminated site cleanup and
development grants under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 116J.551 to 116J.558. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2023.

(e) $139,000 each year is for the Center for
Rural Policy and Development.

(f) $25,000 each year is for the administration
of state aid for the Destination Medical Center
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.40 to
469.47.

(g) $875,000 each year is for the host
community economic development program
established in Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.548.

(h) $125,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the White
Earth Nation for the White Earth Nation
Integrated Business Development System to
provide business assistance with workforce
development, outreach, technical assistance,
infrastructure and operational support,
financing, and other business development
activities. This is a onetime appropriation.

(i) $450,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Enterprise
Minnesota, Inc. for the small business growth
acceleration program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116O.115. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(j) $250,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Rondo Community Land Trust for
improvements to leased commercial space in
the Selby Milton Victoria Project that will
create long-term affordable space for small
businesses and for build-out and development
of new businesses.

(k) $400,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the
Metropolitan Economic Development
Association (MEDA) for statewide business
development and assistance services, including
services to entrepreneurs with businesses that
have the potential to create job opportunities
for unemployed and underemployed people,
with an emphasis on minority-owned
businesses. This is a onetime appropriation.

(l) $750,000 in fiscal year 2020 is for grants
to local communities to increase the supply of
quality child care providers to support
economic development. At least 60 percent of
grant funds must go to communities located
outside of the seven-county metropolitan area
as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section
473.121, subdivision 2. Grant recipients must
obtain a 50 percent nonstate match to grant
funds in either cash or in-kind contributions.
Grant funds available under this section must
be used to implement projects to reduce the
child care shortage in the state, including but
not limited to funding for child care business
start-ups or expansion, training, facility
modifications or improvements required for
licensing, and assistance with licensing and
other regulatory requirements. In awarding
grants, the commissioner must give priority
to communities that have demonstrated a
shortage of child care providers in the area.
This is a onetime appropriation. Within one
year of receiving grant funds, grant recipients
must report to the commissioner on the
outcomes of the grant program, including but
not limited to the number of new providers,
the number of additional child care provider
jobs created, the number of additional child
care slots, and the amount of cash and in-kind
local funds invested.

(m) $750,000 in fiscal year 2020 is for a grant
to the Minnesota Initiative Foundations. This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2023. The Minnesota Initiative
Foundations must use grant funds under this
section to:

(1) facilitate planning processes for rural
communities resulting in a community solution
action plan that guides decision making to
sustain and increase the supply of quality child
care in the region to support economic
development;

(2) engage the private sector to invest local
resources to support the community solution
action plan and ensure quality child care is a
vital component of additional regional
economic development planning processes;

(3) provide locally based training and technical
assistance to rural child care business owners
individually or through a learning cohort.
Access to financial and business development
assistance must prepare child care businesses
for quality engagement and improvement by
stabilizing operations, leveraging funding from
other sources, and fostering business acumen
that allows child care businesses to plan for
and afford the cost of providing quality child
care; or

(4) recruit child care programs to participate
in Parent Aware, Minnesota's quality and
improvement rating system, and other high
quality measurement programs. The Minnesota
Initiative Foundations must work with local
partners to provide low-cost training,
professional development opportunities, and
continuing education curricula. The Minnesota
Initiative Foundations must fund, through local
partners, an enhanced level of coaching to
rural child care providers to obtain a quality
rating through Parent Aware or other high
quality measurement programs.

(n)(1) $650,000 each year from the workforce
development fund is for grants to the
Neighborhood Development Center for small
business programs. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(2) Of the amount appropriated in the first
year, $150,000 is for outreach and training
activities outside the seven-county
metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2.

(o) $8,000,000 each year is for the Minnesota
job creation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.8748. Of this amount, the
commissioner of employment and economic
development may use up to three percent for
administrative expenses. This appropriation
is available until expended.

(p)(1) $11,970,000 each year is for the
Minnesota investment fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.8731. Of this amount,
the commissioner of employment and
economic development may use up to three
percent for administration and monitoring of
the program. In fiscal year 2022 and beyond,
the base amount is $12,370,000. This
appropriation is available until expended.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.8731, funds appropriated to the
commissioner for the Minnesota investment
fund may be used for the redevelopment
program under Minnesota Statutes, sections
116J.575 and 116J.5761, at the discretion of
the commissioner. Grants under this paragraph
are not subject to the grant amount limitation
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731.

(2) Of the amount appropriated in the first
year, deleted text begin$2,000,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,000,000new text end is for a loan to a
paper mill in Duluth for a retrofit project that
will support the deleted text beginoperation and manufacture of
packaging
deleted text endnew text begin conversion of the existing Duluth
paper mill for the manufacture of new
new text end paper
grades. The company that owns the paper mill
must deleted text beginspend $20,000,000 ondeleted text endnew text begin invest
$25,000,000 in
new text end project activities by deleted text beginDecember
31, 2020
deleted text endnew text begin May 1, 2023new text end, in order to be eligible
to receive this loan. Loan funds may be used
for purchases of materials, supplies, and
equipment for the project and are available
from deleted text beginJuly 1, 2019deleted text endnew text begin April 1, 2021new text end, to deleted text beginJuly 30,
2021
deleted text endnew text begin May 1, 2023new text end. The commissioner of
employment and economic development shall
forgive 25 percent of the loan each year after
the second year during a five-year period if
the mill has retained at least deleted text begin150deleted text endnew text begin 80new text end full-time
equivalent employees and has satisfied other
performance goals and contractual obligations
as required under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.8731.

(q) $700,000 in fiscal year 2020 is for the
airport infrastructure renewal (AIR) grant
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.439.

(r) $100,000 in fiscal year 2020 is for a grant
to FIRST in Upper Midwest to support
competitive robotics teams. Funds must be
used to make up to five awards of no more
than $20,000 each to Minnesota-based public
entities or private nonprofit organizations for
the creation of competitive robotics hubs.
Awards may be used for tools, equipment, and
physical space to be utilized by robotics teams.
At least 50 percent of grant funds must be used
outside of the seven-county metropolitan area,
as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section
473.121, subdivision 2. The grant recipient
shall report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over jobs and economic growth
by February 1, 2021, on the status of awards
and include information on the number and
amount of awards made, the number of
customers served, and any outcomes resulting
from the grant. The grant requires a 50 percent
match from nonstate sources.

(s) $1,000,000 each year is for the Minnesota
emerging entrepreneur loan program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18. Funds
available under this paragraph are for transfer
into the emerging entrepreneur program
special revenue fund account created under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116M, and are
available until expended. Of this amount, up
to four percent is for administration and
monitoring of the program.

(t) $163,000 each year is for the Minnesota
Film and TV Board. The appropriation in each
year is available only upon receipt by the
board of $1 in matching contributions of
money or in-kind contributions from nonstate
sources for every $3 provided by this
appropriation, except that each year up to
$50,000 is available on July 1 even if the
required matching contribution has not been
received by that date.

(u) $12,000 each year is for a grant to the
Upper Minnesota Film Office.

(v) $500,000 each year is from the general
fund for a grant to the Minnesota Film and TV
Board for the film production jobs program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116U.26.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2023.

(w) $4,195,000 each year is for the Minnesota
job skills partnership program under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116L.01 to
116L.17. If the appropriation for either year
is insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available. This appropriation is
available until expended.

(x) $1,350,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for jobs training
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116L.42.

(y) $2,500,000 each year is for Launch
Minnesota. This is a onetime appropriation
and funds are available until June 30, 2023.
Of this amount:

(1) $1,600,000 each year is for innovation
grants to eligible Minnesota entrepreneurs or
start-up businesses to assist with their
operating needs;

(2) $450,000 each year is for administration
of Launch Minnesota; and

(3) $450,000 each year is for grantee activities
at Launch Minnesota.

(z) $500,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Youthprise
to give grants through a competitive process
to community organizations to provide
economic development services designed to
enhance long-term economic self-sufficiency
in communities with concentrated East African
populations. Such communities include but
are not limited to Faribault, Rochester, St.
Cloud, Moorhead, and Willmar. To the extent
possible, Youthprise must make at least 50
percent of these grants to organizations serving
communities located outside the seven-county
metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2.This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2022.

(aa) $125,000 each year is for a grant to the
Hmong Chamber of Commerce to train
ethnically Southeast Asian business owners
and operators in better business practices. This
is a onetime appropriationnew text begin and is available
until June 30, 2023
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginGRANT TO THE NORTHEAST ENTREPRENEUR FUND;
APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $1,148,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of employment and economic development for a grant to the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund,
a small business administration microlender and community development financial institution
operating in northern Minnesota, to be made only upon the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund's
repayment of its current $1,148,000 loan issued by the commissioner. Grant funds must be
used as capital for accessing additional federal lending for small businesses impacted by
COVID-19 and must be returned to the commissioner for deposit in the general fund if the
Northeast Entrepreneur Fund fails to secure such federal funds before January 1, 2022. This
is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 4. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; SMALL BUSINESS COVID-19 GRANT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic development.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Department" means the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Eligible organization" means the Minnesota Initiative Foundations, community
development financial institutions, and other nonprofits the commissioner determines to be
similarly qualified.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Program" means the small business COVID-19 grant program under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $50,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner for the small business COVID-19 grant program under this section.
Of this amount:
new text end

new text begin (1) $24,900,000 is for grants to the Minnesota Initiative Foundations to provide grants
to businesses in greater Minnesota. Up to ten percent of this amount may be used for the
administrative costs of the Minnesota Initiative Foundations;
new text end

new text begin (2) $24,900,000 is for grants to eligible organizations to provide grants to businesses in
the seven-county metropolitan area defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2. Up to ten
percent of this amount may be used for the administrative costs of the eligible organizations;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) $200,000 is for the administrative costs of the department.
new text end

new text begin Any funds not spent by eligible organizations by December 31, 2021, must be returned
to the commissioner and canceled back to the general fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Distribution of grants. new text end

new text begin (a) Of grants given under this section, a minimum of:
new text end

new text begin (1) $10,000,000 must be awarded to businesses that employ the equivalent of six full-time
workers or less;
new text end

new text begin (2) $10,000,000 must be awarded to minority business enterprises, as defined in
Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.14, subdivision 5; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $3,000,000 must be awarded under subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin (b) No business may receive more than one grant under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Grants to businesses. new text end

new text begin (a) To be eligible for a grant under this subdivision, a
business must:
new text end

new text begin (1) have primary business operations located in the state of Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (2) be owned by a resident of the state of Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (3) employ the equivalent of 100 full-time workers or less; and
new text end

new text begin (4) be able to demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
new text end

new text begin (b) Grants under this subdivision shall be for no less than $5,000 and no more than
$100,000.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant funds must be used for working capital to support payroll expenses, rent or
mortgage payments, utility bills, and other similar expenses that occur or have occurred
since November 1, 2020, in the regular course of business, but not to refinance debt that
existed at the time of the governor's COVID-19 peacetime emergency declaration.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Grants to businesses renting space to other businesses. new text end

new text begin (a) To be eligible
for a grant under this subdivision, a business must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be an operator of privately owned permanent indoor retail space that has an ethnic
cultural emphasis and at least 12 tenants that are primarily businesses with fewer than 20
employees;
new text end

new text begin (2) have primary business operations located in the state of Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (3) be owned by a resident of the state of Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (4) employ the equivalent of 100 full-time workers or less; and
new text end

new text begin (5) be able to demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
new text end

new text begin (b) Grants under this subdivision shall be for no more than $250,000.
new text end

new text begin (c) Up to $20,000 of grant funds a business receives may be used for working capital to
support payroll expenses, rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, and other similar expenses
that occur or have occurred since November 1, 2020, in the regular course of business, but
not to refinance debt that existed at the time of the governor's COVID-19 peacetime
emergency declaration.
new text end

new text begin (d) The remainder of grant funds must be used to maintain existing tenants of the operator
through the issuing of credits or forgiveness of rent. Any tenant receiving such a benefit
from the grant must meet the requirements under subdivision 4, paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Applications. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may develop criteria, forms, applications,
and reporting requirements for use by eligible organizations providing grants to businesses.
new text end

new text begin (b) All businesses applying for a grant must include as part of their application a business
plan for continued operation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Exemptions. new text end

new text begin All grants and grant making processes under this section are
exempt from Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.15, subdivision 3; 16B.97; and 16B.98,
subdivisions 5, 7, and 8. The commissioner must audit the use of grant funds under this
section in accordance with standard accounting practices. The exemptions under this
paragraph expire on December 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin (a) By January 31, 2022, eligible organizations participating in the
program must provide a report to the commissioner that include descriptions of the businesses
supported by the program, the amounts granted, and an explanation of administrative
expenses.
new text end

new text begin (b) By February 15, 2022, the commissioner must report to the legislative committees
in the house of representatives and senate with jurisdiction over economic development
about grants made under this program based on the information received under paragraph
(a).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 5. new text beginCANCELLATIONS; FISCAL YEAR 2021.
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,022,000 of the fiscal year 2021 general fund appropriation under Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 7, article 1, section 2, subdivision 4, is canceled.
new text end

new text begin (b) $25,000,000 of the fiscal year 2021 general fund appropriation under Laws 2020,
Seventh Special Session chapter 2, article 3, section 2, is canceled.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

ARTICLE 3

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116J.035, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Receipt of gifts, money; appropriation.

(a) The commissioner may:

(1) apply for, accept, and disburse gifts, bequests, grants, payments for services, loans,
or other property from the United States, the state, private foundations, or any other source;

(2) enter into an agreement required for the gifts, grants, or loans; and

(3) hold, use, and dispose of its assets according to the terms of the gift, grant, loan, or
agreement.

(b) Money received by the commissioner under this subdivision must be deposited in a
separate account in the state treasury and invested by the State Board of Investment. The
amount deposited, including investment earnings, is appropriated to the commissioner to
carry out duties under this section.

new text begin (c) Money received by the commissioner under this subdivision for State Services for
the Blind is exempt from depositing gifts, bequests, charitable contributions, and similar
contributions made solely into the state treasury.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116J.431, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligible projects.

new text begin(a) new text endAn economic development project for which a county or
city may be eligible to receive a grant under this section includes:

(1) manufacturing;

(2) technology;

(3) warehousing and distribution;

(4) research and development;

(5) agricultural processing, defined as transforming, packaging, sorting, or grading
livestock or livestock products into goods that are used for intermediate or final consumption,
including goods for nonfood use; or

(6) industrial park development that would be used by any other business listed in this
subdivision even if no business has committed to locate in the industrial park at the time
the grant application is made.

new text begin (b) Up to 15 percent of the development of a project may be for a purpose that is ancillary
to the project but that is not included under this subdivision as an eligible project. A city or
county must provide notice to the commissioner for the commissioner's approval of the
proposed ancillary development purpose.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to projects that have been funded previously under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.431.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116J.431, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Development restrictions expiration. new text end

new text begin After ten years from the date of the
grant award under this section, a project that has been developed for its original project
purpose may be developed for any lawful purpose.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to projects that have been funded previously under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.431.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [116J.8736] MICROENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of employment and economic
development shall establish the microenterprise development program to award grants to
microenterprise development organizations to encourage microenterprise development.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic development.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Disadvantaged entrepreneur" means an owner of a microenterprise who is a
low-income person or otherwise lacks adequate access to capital or other resources essential
for business success.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Low-income person" means a person with an income adjusted for family size that
does not exceed:
new text end

new text begin (1) for metropolitan areas, 80 percent of median income; or
new text end

new text begin (2) for nonmetropolitan areas, the greater of 80 percent of the area median income or
80 percent of the statewide nonmetropolitan area median income.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Microenterprise" means a business, including a start-up, home-based, or
self-employed business, with no more than five employees.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Microenterprise development organization" means a nonprofit entity that provides
one or more of the services under subdivision 4 to disadvantaged entrepreneurs.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Program" means the microenterprise development program established under this
section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grants to microenterprise development organizations. new text end

new text begin The commissioner
shall make grants to microenterprise development organizations through a competitive grant
process based on criteria developed by the commissioner and shall consider each applicant's:
new text end

new text begin (1) plan for providing business development services and loans to microenterprises;
new text end

new text begin (2) scope of services to be provided;
new text end

new text begin (3) plan for coordinating services and loans with financial institutions;
new text end

new text begin (4) ability to provide business training and technical assistance to disadvantaged
entrepreneurs;
new text end

new text begin (5) ability to monitor and provide financial oversight of recipients of loans and services;
and
new text end

new text begin (6) sources and sufficiency of operating funds.
new text end

new text begin In selecting grant recipients, the commissioner shall ensure that services are provided to all
regions of the state, including both metropolitan areas and communities in greater Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Eligible uses of grant funds. new text end

new text begin Microenterprise development organizations may
use grant funds for any of the following purposes:
new text end

new text begin (1) satisfying matching fund requirements for federal or private grants or loans that will
allow the microenterprise development organization to provide another service under this
subdivision to disadvantaged entrepreneurs;
new text end

new text begin (2) establishing a revolving loan fund for loans to disadvantaged entrepreneurs. The
loans may be zero interest and must be for no more than $25,000 per microenterprise;
new text end

new text begin (3) guaranteeing loans from private financial institutions to disadvantaged entrepreneurs;
new text end

new text begin (4) providing technical assistance, mentoring, training, or physical space to disadvantaged
entrepreneurs; and
new text end

new text begin (5) up to ten percent of grant funds may be used for the operating costs of the
microenterprise development organization and its administrative costs for the program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reports to the legislature. new text end

new text begin (a) By December 1, 2023, and every December 1
thereafter until given permission by the commissioner to cease reporting, grant recipients
must submit a report to the commissioner on the use of grant funds in the form that the
commissioner prescribes and include any documentation of and supporting information
regarding the grant that the commissioner requires, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) the demand for services under the program;
new text end

new text begin (2) information on the types of applicants seeking program services; and
new text end

new text begin (3) a list of all loans or loan guarantees made, including the name of the recipient, the
amount, and its intended purpose.
new text end

new text begin (b) By December 31, 2023, and every December 31 thereafter until all grant recipients
have ceased reporting, the commissioner must submit a report as required under Minnesota
Statutes, section 3.195, that details the use of funds under this section, including the
information provided by grant recipients, as well as an analysis of the impact of the program.
A copy of this report must also be sent to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
committees of the house of representatives and the senate having jurisdiction over economic
development.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116J.8748, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Minnesota job creation fund business designation; requirements.

(a) To
receive designation as a Minnesota job creation fund business, a business must satisfy all
of the following conditions:

(1) the business is or will be engaged in, within Minnesota, one of the following as its
primary business activity:

(i) manufacturing;

(ii) warehousing;

(iii) distribution;

(iv) information technology;

(v) finance;

(vi) insurance; or

(vii) professional or technical services;

(2) the business must not be primarily engaged in lobbying; gambling; entertainment;
professional sports; political consulting; leisure; hospitality; or professional services provided
by attorneys, accountants, business consultants, physicians, or health care consultants, or
primarily engaged in making retail sales to purchasers who are physically present at the
business's location;

(3) the business must enter into a binding construction and job creation business subsidy
agreement with the commissioner to expend directly, or ensure expenditure by or in
partnership with a third party constructing or managing the project, at least $500,000 in
capital investment in a capital investment project that includes a new, expanded, or remodeled
facility within one year following designation as a Minnesota job creation fund business or
$250,000 if the project is located outside the metropolitan area as defined in section 200.02,
subdivision 24, or if 51 percent of the business is cumulatively owned by minorities, veterans,
women, or persons with a disability; and:

(i) create at least ten new full-time employee positions within two years of the benefit
date following the designation as a Minnesota job creation fund business or five new full-time
employee positions within two years of the benefit date if the project is located outside the
metropolitan area as defined in section 200.02, subdivision 24, or if 51 percent of the business
is cumulatively owned by minorities, veterans, women, or persons with a disability; or

(ii) expend at least $25,000,000, which may include the installation and purchase of
machinery and equipment, in capital investment and retain at least 200 employees for projects
located in the metropolitan area as defined in section 200.02, subdivision 24, and 75
employees for projects located outside the metropolitan area;

(4) positions or employees moved or relocated from another Minnesota location of the
Minnesota job creation fund business must not be included in any calculation or determination
of job creation or new positions under this paragraph; and

(5) a Minnesota job creation fund business must not terminate, lay off, or reduce the
working hours of an employee for the purpose of hiring an individual to satisfy job creation
goals under this subdivision.

new text begin With the commissioner's authorization, the one-year period requirement to meet minimum
capital investment requirements under clause (3) and the minimum job creation requirements
under clause (3), item (i), may be extended for up to 12 months for projects that must meet
these requirements within 12 months of an active peacetime emergency as declared by the
governor.
new text end

(b) Prior to approving the proposed designation of a business under this subdivision, the
commissioner shall consider the following:

(1) the economic outlook of the industry in which the business engages;

(2) the projected sales of the business that will be generated from outside the state of
Minnesota;

(3) how the business will build on existing regional, national, and international strengths
to diversify the state's economy;

(4) whether the business activity would occur without financial assistance;

(5) whether the business is unable to expand at an existing Minnesota operation due to
facility or land limitations;

(6) whether the business has viable location options outside Minnesota;

(7) the effect of financial assistance on industry competitors in Minnesota;

(8) financial contributions to the project made by local governments; and

(9) any other criteria the commissioner deems necessary.

(c) Upon receiving notification of local approval under subdivision 2, the commissioner
shall review the determination by the local government and consider the conditions listed
in paragraphs (a) and (b) to determine whether it is in the best interests of the state and local
area to designate a business as a Minnesota job creation fund business.

(d) If the commissioner designates a business as a Minnesota job creation fund business,
the business subsidy agreement shall include the performance outcome commitments and
the expected financial value of any Minnesota job creation fund benefits.

(e) The commissioner may amend an agreement once, upon request of a local government
on behalf of a business, only if the performance is expected to exceed thresholds stated in
the original agreement.

(f) A business may apply to be designated as a Minnesota job creation fund business at
the same location more than once only if all goals under a previous Minnesota job creation
fund agreement have been met and the agreement is completed.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from March 15, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116J.994, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Failure to meet goals.

(a) The subsidy agreement must specify the recipient's
obligation if the recipient does not fulfill the agreement. At a minimum, the agreement must
require a recipient failing to meet subsidy agreement goals to pay back the assistance plus
interest to the grantor or, at the grantor's option, to the account created under section 116J.551
provided that repayment may be prorated to reflect partial fulfillment of goals. The interest
rate must be set at no less than the implicit price deflator for government consumption
expenditures and gross investment for state and local governments prepared by the Bureau
of Economic Analysis of the United States Department of Commerce for the 12-month
period ending March 31 of the previous year. The grantor, after a public hearing, may extend
for up to one year the period for meeting the wage and job goals under subdivision 4 provided
in a subsidy agreementnew text begin or up to two years if a peacetime emergency under section 12.31,
subdivision 2, as declared by the governor is active during the initial two-year compliance
period
new text end. A grantor may extend the period for meeting other goals under subdivision 3,
paragraph (a), clause (3), by documenting in writing the reason for the extension and attaching
a copy of the document to its next annual report to the department.

(b) A recipient that fails to meet the terms of a subsidy agreement may not receive a
business subsidy from any grantor for a period of five years from the date of failure or until
a recipient satisfies its repayment obligation under this subdivision, whichever occurs first.

(c) Before a grantor signs a business subsidy agreement, the grantor must check with
the compilation and summary report required by this section to determine if the recipient
is eligible to receive a business subsidy.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from March 15, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.02, is amended to read:


116L.02 JOB SKILLS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.

deleted text begin (a)deleted text end The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership program is created to act as a catalyst to bring
together employers with specific training needs with educational or other nonprofit
institutions which can design programs to fill those needs. The partnership shall work closely
with employers to prepare, train and place prospective or incumbent workers in identifiable
positions as well as assisting educational or other nonprofit institutions in developing training
programs that coincide with current and future employer requirements. The partnership
shall provide grants to educational or other nonprofit institutions for the purpose of training
workers. A participating business must match the grant-in-aid made by the Minnesota Job
Skills Partnership. The match may be in the form of funding, equipment, or faculty.

deleted text begin (b) The partnership program is authorized to use funds to pay for training for individuals
who have incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line. The board may grant
funds to eligible recipients to pay for board-certified training. Eligible recipients of grants
may include public, private, or nonprofit entities that provide employment services to
low-income individuals.
deleted text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Members.

The partnership shall be governed by a board of deleted text begin12deleted text endnew text begin 13new text end directors.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.03, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Appointment.

The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Board consists of: deleted text beginsevendeleted text endnew text begin
eight
new text end members appointed by the governor, the commissioner of employment and economic
development, the chancellor, or the chancellor's designee, of the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities, the president, or the president's designee, of the University of Minnesota,
and two nonlegislator members, one appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of the
senate Committee on Rules and Administration and one appointed by the speaker of the
house. If the chancellor or the president of the university makes a designation under this
subdivision, the designee must have experience in technical education. Four of the appointed
members must be members of the governor's Workforce Development Board, of whom two
must represent organized labor and two must represent business and industry. deleted text beginOne of the
appointed members must be a representative of a nonprofit organization that provides
workforce development or job training services.
deleted text endnew text begin Two of the members must be from
community-based organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in
addressing the employment, training, or education needs of individuals or communities
facing barriers to employment.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.03, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Qualifications.

Members must have expertise in, and be representative of new text beginone
of
new text endthe following fields deleted text beginofdeleted text endnew text begin:new text end education, job skills training, labor, business, deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin ornew text end government.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.05, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Use of workforce development funds.

After March 1 of any fiscal year, the
board may use deleted text beginworkforce developmentdeleted text end fundsnew text begin appropriated under section 116L.20, subdivision
2, paragraph (b), clause (1),
new text end for the purposes outlined in sections deleted text begin116L.02 and 116L.04, or
to provide incumbent worker training services under section 116L.18
deleted text endnew text begin 116L.21 and 116L.22new text end
if the following conditions have been met:

(1) the board examines relevant economic indicators, including the projected number
of layoffs for the remainder of the fiscal year and the next fiscal year, evidence of declining
and expanding industries, the number of initial applications for and the number of exhaustions
of unemployment benefitsnew text begin disaggregated by race and ethnicitynew text end, job vacancy data, and any
additional relevant information brought to the board's attention;

(2) the board accounts for all allocations made in section 116L.17, subdivision 2;

(3) based on the past expenditures and projected revenue, the board estimates future
funding needs for services under section 116L.17 for the remainder of the current fiscal
year and the next fiscal year;

(4) the board determines there will be unspent funds after meeting the needs of dislocated
workers in the current fiscal year and there will be sufficient revenue to meet the needs of
dislocated workers in the next fiscal year; and

(5) the board reports its findings in clauses (1) to (4) to the chairs of legislative
committees with jurisdiction over the workforce development fund, to the commissioners
of revenue and management and budget, and to the public.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.17, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given them in this subdivision.

(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic development.

(c) "Dislocated worker" means an individual who is a resident of Minnesota at the time
employment ceased or was working in the state at the time employment ceased and:

(1) has been new text begintemporarily or new text endpermanently separated or has received a notice of new text begintemporary
or
new text endpermanent separation from public or private sector employment and is eligible for or has
exhausted entitlement to unemployment benefitsdeleted text begin, and is unlikely to return to the previous
industry or occupation
deleted text end;

deleted text begin (2) has been long-term unemployed and has limited opportunities for employment or
reemployment in the same or a similar occupation in the area in which the individual resides,
including older individuals who may have substantial barriers to employment by reason of
age;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end has been terminated or has received a notice of termination of employment as a
result of a plant closing or a substantial layoff at a plant, facility, or enterprise;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end has been self-employed, including farmers and ranchers, and is unemployed as
a result of general economic conditions in the community in which the individual resides
or because of natural disasters;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end is a veteran as defined by section 197.447, has been discharged or released from
active duty under honorable conditions within the last 36 months, and (i) is unemployed or
(ii) is employed in a job verified to be below the skill level and earning capacity of the
veteran;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end is an individual determined by the United States Department of Labor to be
covered by trade adjustment assistance under United States Code, title 19, sections 2271 to
2331, as amended; or

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end is a displaced homemaker. A "displaced homemaker" is an individual who has
spent a substantial number of years in the home providing homemaking service and (i) has
been dependent upon the financial support of another; and now due to divorce, separation,
death, or disability of that person, must find employment to self support; or (ii) derived the
substantial share of support from public assistance on account of dependents in the home
and no longer receives such support. To be eligible under this clause, the support must have
ceased while the worker resided in Minnesota.

For the purposes of this section, "dislocated worker" does not include an individual who
was an employee, at the time employment ceased, of a political committee, political fund,
principal campaign committee, or party unit, as those terms are used in chapter 10A, or an
organization required to file with the federal elections commission.

(d) "Eligible organization" means a state or local government unit, nonprofit organization,
community action agency, business organization or association, or labor organization.

(e) "Plant closing" means the announced or actual permanent shutdown of a single site
of employment, or one or more facilities or operating units within a single site of
employment.

(f) "Substantial layoff" means a permanent reduction in the workforce, which is not a
result of a plant closing, and which results in an employment loss at a single site of
employment during any 30-day period for at least 50 employees excluding those employees
that work less than 20 hours per week.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.17, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Use of funds.

Funds granted by the board under this section may be used for
any combination of the following, except as otherwise provided in this section:

(1) employment transition services such as developing readjustment plans for individuals;
outreach and intake; early readjustment; job or career counseling; testing; orientation;
assessment of skills and aptitudes; provision of occupational and labor market information;
job placement assistance; job search; job development; prelayoff assistance; relocation
assistance; programs provided in cooperation with employers or labor organizations to
provide early intervention in the event of plant closings or substantial layoffs; and
entrepreneurial training and business consulting;

(2) support services, including assistance to help the participant relocate to employ
existing skills; out-of-area job search assistance; family care assistance, including child
care; deleted text begincommutingdeleted text endnew text begin transportationnew text end assistance; emergency housing and rental assistance;
counseling assistance, including personal and financial; health care; emergency health
assistance; emergency financial assistance; work-related tools and clothing; and other
appropriate support services that enable a person to participate in an employment and training
program with the goal of reemployment;

(3) specific, short-term training to help the participant enhance current skills in a similar
occupation or industry; entrepreneurial training, customized training, or on-the-job training;
basic and remedial education to enhance current skills; and literacy and work-related English
training for non-English speakers;

(4) long-term training in a new occupation or industry, including occupational skills
training or customized training in an accredited program recognized by one or more relevant
industries. Long-term training shall only be provided to dislocated workers whose skills are
obsolete and who have no other transferable skills likely to result in employment at a
comparable wage rate. Training shall only be provided for occupations or industries with
reasonable expectations of job availability based on the service provider's thorough
assessment of local labor market information where the individual currently resides or is
willing to relocate. This clause shall not restrict training in personal services or other such
industries; and

(5) direct training services to provide a measurable increase in the job-related skills of
participating incumbent workers, including basic assessment, counseling, and preemployment
training services requested by the qualifying employer.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.20, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Disbursement of special assessment funds.

(a) The money collected under
this section shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the workforce development
fund to provide for employment and training programs. The workforce development fund
is created as a special account in the state treasury.

(b) deleted text beginAll money in the fund not otherwise appropriated or transferred is appropriated to
the Job Skills Partnership Board for the purposes of section 116L.17 and as provided for in
paragraph (d).
deleted text endnew text begin Of the money in the fund not otherwise appropriated or transferred by July
1 of each year:
new text end

new text begin (1) at least 30 percent is appropriated to the Job Skills Partnership Board for the purposes
of section 116L.17. If the conditions under section 116L.05, subdivision 5, are met as of
March 1 of each year, a minimum of 50 percent and up to a maximum of 70 percent of the
unspent money must be transferred for the programs under sections 116L.21 and 116L.22;
new text end

new text begin (2) up to five percent is appropriated to the Job Skills Partnership Board for the purposes
of sections 116L.02 and 116L.04; and
new text end

new text begin (3) up to 65 percent is appropriated to the commissioner for workforce development
grants under subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end The board must act as the fiscal agent for the money and must disburse that money
for the purposes of section 116L.17, not allowing the money to be used for any other
obligation of the state. All money in the workforce development fund shall be deposited,
administered, and disbursed in the same manner and under the same conditions and
requirements as are provided by law for the other special accounts in the state treasury,
except that all interest or net income resulting from the investment or deposit of money in
the fund shall accrue to the fund for the purposes of the fund.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Reimbursement for costs related to collection of the special assessment shall be
in an amount negotiated between the commissioner and the United States Department of
Labor.

deleted text begin (d) If the board determines that the conditions of section 116L.05, subdivision 5, have
been met, the board may use funds for the purposes outlined in section 116L.04, or to provide
incumbent worker training services under section 116L.18.
deleted text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.20, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Workforce development grants. new text end

new text begin (a) Grants awarded using money appropriated
under subdivision 2, paragraph (b), clause (3), must be allocated to maximize delivery to
organizations with strong relationships with individuals who are Black, Indigenous, or
People of Color. Grant awards must be consistent with the overall geographic population
distribution of the state. Preference or priority for grant awards must be given to organizations
with experience serving communities with the greatest needs that are Black, Indigenous,
and People of Color.
new text end

new text begin (b) Of the amount appropriated under subdivision 2, paragraph (b), clause (3):
new text end

new text begin (1) up to six percent is for administration and monitoring of the workforce development
programs; and
new text end

new text begin (2) grants must be made for programs under sections 116L.362, 116L.561, 116L.562,
116L.96, 116L.981, and 116L.99.
new text end

new text begin (c) Of the amount appropriated under subdivision 2, paragraph (b), clause (3), remaining
after the appropriations under paragraph (b):
new text end

new text begin (1) 50 percent is for removing barriers to employment grants under section 116L.21;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) 50 percent is for innovative employment solutions grants under section 116L.22.
new text end

new text begin (d) When making competitive grants for adult grantees, the commissioner shall benchmark
outcomes against similar populations with similar barriers to employment. The commissioner
must consider the following outcomes for competitive grant awards focused on adults: job
placement and retention, wage levels, and credentials attainment. The commissioner must
consider the following outcomes for competitive grant awards focused on youth: work
readiness, credentials, and placement.
new text end

Sec. 16.

new text begin [116L.21] REMOVING BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT GRANT
PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic development.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Minority" means a person who identifies as a member of one or more of the following
groups:
new text end

new text begin (1) Black, including persons having origins of any of the Black African racial groups
not of Hispanic origin;
new text end

new text begin (2) Hispanic, including persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central American,
South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race;
new text end

new text begin (3) Asian and Pacific Islander, including persons having origins in any of the original
peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands; and
new text end

new text begin (4) American Indian or Alaskan Native, including persons having origins in any of the
original people of North America and maintaining identifiable Tribal affiliations through
membership and participation or community identification.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Program" means the removing barriers to employment grant program under this
section.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Targeted population" means socially and economically disadvantaged minority
populations who experience complex needs and barriers to employment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall establish a competitive grant program
for organizations to provide individuals with barriers to employment the services, including
supportive services, needed to enter, participate in, and complete workforce preparation,
training, and education programs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grants. new text end

new text begin (a) Grants under this section shall be awarded on a competitive basis
after consultation with the Grant Review Advisory Council under section 116L.23.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must provide outreach and technical assistance to prospective
applicants.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant applicants may be required to participate in technical assistance activities,
including but not limited to convening communities of practice to identify and help replicate
evidence-based practices and to help facilitate an assessment and evaluation of grant
performance and initiative success.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Award criteria. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall develop criteria for the selection
of grant recipients that focus on but are not limited to the applicant's demonstrated capacity
to provide services to targeted populations.
new text end

new text begin (b) Priority must be given to applications that integrate individuals from targeted
populations into career pathway programs aligned with regional labor market needs.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant awards must cumulatively ensure the provision of services statewide and to a
range of targeted populations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Capacity building grants. new text end

new text begin (a) A portion of the money available for this program
must be allocated for capacity building competitive grants to small, culturally specific
nonprofit organizations that serve historically underserved cultural communities and have
an annual organizational budget of less than $500,000.
new text end

new text begin (b) Capacity building grants may be used for the following purposes: organizational
infrastructure improvement, organizational workforce development, and the creation or
expansion of partnerships.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Performance outcome measures. new text end

new text begin Reporting and performance outcomes for
this program must comply with the requirements under section 116L.98.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Report to the legislature. new text end

new text begin (a) Within one year of receiving grant funds under
this section, organizations must each submit a written report to the commissioner on the
use of grant funds.
new text end

new text begin (b) Beginning in January 2023, the commissioner must submit a biennial report on the
information reported under paragraph (a), as required under section 3.195. A copy of this
report must also be sent to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees of
the house of representatives and the senate having jurisdiction over workforce development.
new text end

Sec. 17.

new text begin [116L.22] INNOVATIVE EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS GRANT
PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic development.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Department" means the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Minority" means a person who identifies as a member of one or more of the following
groups:
new text end

new text begin (1) Black, including persons having origins of any of the Black African racial groups
not of Hispanic origin;
new text end

new text begin (2) Hispanic, including persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central American,
South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race;
new text end

new text begin (3) Asian and Pacific Islander, including persons having origins in any of the original
peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands; and
new text end

new text begin (4) American Indian or Alaskan Native, including persons having origins in any of the
original people of North America and maintaining identifiable Tribal affiliations through
membership and participation or community identification.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Performance measures" means specific, measurable, time-based goals, the completion
of which predicates payment under a pay for performance agreement.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Program" means the innovative employment solutions grant program under this
section.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Targeted population" means socially and economically disadvantaged minority
populations who experience complex needs and barriers to employment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall establish a competitive grant program
for organizations to provide individuals with barriers to employment the services, including
supportive services needed to enter, participate in, and complete workforce preparation,
training, and education programs aligned with regional labor market needs in innovative
ways. This program shall fund new ideas and approaches and work with organizations with
no previous record of accomplishments with the department. Priority must be given to
applications that integrate individuals from targeted populations into career pathway programs
aligned with regional labor market needs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grants. new text end

new text begin (a) Grants under this section shall be awarded on a competitive basis
after consultation with the Grant Review Advisory Council under section 116L.23.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must provide outreach and technical assistance to prospective
applicants.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant applicants may be required to participate in technical assistance activities,
including but not limited to convening communities of practice to identify and help replicate
evidence-based practices and to help facilitate an assessment and evaluation of grant
performance and initiative success.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Pay for performance. new text end

new text begin (a) All grants under the program must be pay for
performance under a written agreement with the commissioner that stipulates the specific
project, services, time period, number of participants, population targeted, and quantifiable
performance measures the applicant organization will achieve, along with an amount of
money that will be paid to the organization if those performance measures are achieved
within the stated time period.
new text end

new text begin (b) Achievement of the specified performance measures shall be determined by an
independent evaluator procured by the organization.
new text end

new text begin (c) To enter into a written agreement under this subdivision, the applicant organization
must first provide evidence that it has secured all necessary financing before service delivery
begins and must provide information on these sources of funding, including any matching
funds that will be used.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Performance outcome measures. new text end

new text begin Reporting and performance outcomes for
this program must comply with the requirements under section 116L.98.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Report to legislature. new text end

new text begin (a) Within one year of receiving grant funds under this
section, organizations must each submit a written report to the commissioner on the use of
grant funds.
new text end

new text begin (b) Beginning in January 2023, the commissioner must submit a biennial report on the
information reported under paragraph (a), as required under section 3.195. A copy of this
report must also be sent to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees of
the house of representatives and the senate having jurisdiction over workforce development.
new text end

Sec. 18.

new text begin [116L.23] GRANT REVIEW ADVISORY COUNCIL.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of employment and economic
development shall establish a Grant Review Advisory Council to review grant applications
and make recommendations to the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Appointment of members. new text end

new text begin (a) By July 15, 2021, the commissioner shall
appoint 15 members to the advisory council. These members must have demonstrated
experience and expertise in workforce development and must represent a diverse range of
communities and perspectives.
new text end

new text begin (b) After the initial appointments, members of the advisory council shall be appointed
no later than January 15 of every odd-numbered year and shall serve until January 15 of
the next odd-numbered year. Members may be removed and vacancies filled as provided
in section 15.059, subdivision 4. Appointed members are eligible for reappointment and
shall serve until their successors have been appointed.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Operations. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall convene the first meeting of the
advisory council no later than August 1, 2021. The advisory council shall elect a chair and
other officers at its first meeting and biannually thereafter. The duties of these officers shall
be established by the advisory council.
new text end

new text begin (b) Members of the advisory council serve without compensation or payment of expenses.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall provide meeting space and administrative services for the
advisory council. All costs necessary to support the advisory council's operations must be
absorbed using existing appropriations available to the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (d) The advisory council is subject to chapter 13D, but may close a meeting to discuss
sensitive private business information included in grant applications. Data related to an
application for a grant submitted to the advisory council is governed by section 13.599.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Review of grants. new text end

new text begin The advisory council shall establish criteria for ranking
applicants for awards under each grant program in which the council provides
recommendations to the commissioner. This criteria must consider which applicants are
currently able or have the best potential to:
new text end

new text begin (1) reach a broad diverse audience, including any populations targeted by the program,
through their recruitment and outreach efforts;
new text end

new text begin (2) significantly increase enrollment in and completion of the training program the
applicant plans to promote; and
new text end

new text begin (3) fill existing market needs for skilled workers.
new text end

new text begin The advisory council must also consider the documented employment outcomes each
applicant achieved when operating similar programs in the past.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Conflicts of interest. new text end

new text begin A member of the advisory council must not participate
in the consideration of an application submitted by anyone with whom the member has a
financial or personal relationship and must complete a conflict of interest form indicating
the nature of such a relationship before participating in the consideration of any applicants
in the same round of applications to that grant program.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.40, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Automation technology. new text end

new text begin "Automation technology" means a process or
procedure performed with minimal human assistance. Automation or automatic control is
the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes
in factories, or other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention. Adoption,
implementation, and utilization of any one of three types of automation in production are
acceptable for consideration of this program, including fixed automation, programmable
automation, and flexible automation.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.40, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Employee.

"Employee" means the individual employed in a newnew text begin or existingnew text end
job.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.40, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Employer.

"Employer" means the individual, corporation, partnership, limited
liability company, or association providing new jobsnew text begin or investing in new automation
technology
new text end and entering into an agreement.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.40, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Program costs.

"Program costs" means all necessary and incidental costs of
providing program servicesdeleted text begin, except that program costs are increased by $1,000 per employee
for an individual with a disability
deleted text end. The term does not include the cost of purchasing equipment
to be owned or used by the training or educational institution or service.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.40, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Program services.

"Program services" means training and education
specifically directed to newnew text begin or existingnew text end jobs that are determined to be appropriate by the
commissioner, including in-house training; services provided by institutions of higher
education and federal, state, or local agencies; or private training or educational services.
Administrative services and assessment and testing costs are included.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.41, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Service provision.

Upon request, the commissioner shall provide or
coordinate the provision of program services under sections 116L.40 to 116L.42 to a business
eligible for grants under new text beginthis new text endsection deleted text begin116L.42deleted text end. The commissioner shall specify the form of
and required information to be provided with applications for projects to be funded with
grants under new text beginthis new text endsection deleted text begin116L.42deleted text end.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.41, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Job training incentive program. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may provide grants
in aid of up to $200,000 to new or expanding employers at a location in Minnesota and
outside of the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, for the
provision of program services using the guidelines in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) The program must involve training and education specifically directed to new jobs
that are determined to be appropriate by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (c) The program must give preference to projects that provide training for economically
disadvantaged people, people of color, or people with disabilities and to employers located
in economically distressed areas.
new text end

new text begin (d) Employers are eligible for reimbursement of program costs of up to $10,000 per new
job for which training is provided, with an additional $1,000 available per new job for an
individual with a disability.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.41, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1b. new text end

new text begin Automation incentive program. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may provide grants
in aid of up to $35,000 to employers at a location in Minnesota outside of the metropolitan
area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, for the provision of program services
using the guidelines in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) The employer must be an existing business located in Minnesota that is in the
manufacturing or skilled assembly production industry and has 150 or fewer full-time
employees companywide.
new text end

new text begin (c) The employer must be invested in new automation technology within the past year
or plan to invest in new automation technology within the project time frame specified in
the agreement under subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (d) The program must involve training and education for full-time, permanent employees
that is directly related to the new automation technology.
new text end

new text begin (e) The program must give preference to projects that provide training for economically
disadvantaged people, people of color, or people with disabilities and to employers located
in economically distressed areas.
new text end

new text begin (f) Employers are eligible for program cost reimbursement of up to $5,000 per employee
trained on new automation technology and retained.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.41, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Agreements; required terms.

(a) The commissioner may enter into an
agreement to establish a project with an employer that:

(1) identifies program costs to be paid from sources under the program;

(2) identifies program costs to be paid by the employer;

(3) provides that on-the-job training costs for employees may not exceed 50 percent of
the annual gross wages and salaries of the new jobs in the first full year after execution of
the agreement up to a maximum of $10,000 per eligible employee;

(4) provides that each employee deleted text beginmust be paid wages at least equal to the median hourly
wage for the county in which the job is located, as reported in the most recently available
data from the United States Bureau of the Census, plus benefits, by the earlier of the end
of the training period or 18 months of employment under the project
deleted text endnew text begin receiving training
through the project must be paid wages of at least 120 percent of the federal poverty
guidelines for a family of four, plus benefits
new text end; and

(5) provides that job training will be provided and the length of time of training.

(b) Before entering into a final agreement, the commissioner shall:

(1) determine that sufficient funds for the project are available deleted text beginunder section 116L.42deleted text end;
and

(2) investigate the applicability of other training programs and determine whether the
job skills partnership grant program is a more suitable source of funding for the training
and whether the training can be completed in a timely manner that meets the needs of the
business.

The investigation under clause (2) must be completed within 15 days or as soon as
reasonably possible after the employer has provided the commissioner with all the requested
information.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.42, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Recovery of program costs.

Amounts paid by employers for program
costs are repaid by a job training grant equal to the lesser of the following:

(1) the amount of program costs specified in the agreement for the project; or

(2) the amount of program costs paid by the employer for deleted text beginnewdeleted text endnew text begin trainingnew text end employees under
a project.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.42, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Reports.

(a) By February 1, deleted text begin2018deleted text endnew text begin 2024new text end, the commissioner shall report to the
governor and the legislature on the program. The report must include at least:

(1) the amount of grants issued under the program;

(2) the number of individuals receiving training under the program, including the number
of new hires who are individuals with disabilities;

(3) the number of new hires attributable to the program, including the number of new
hires who are individuals with disabilities;

(4) an analysis of the effectiveness of the grant in encouraging employmentnew text begin or investments
in automation technology
new text end; and

(5) any other information the commissioner determines appropriate.

(b) The report to the legislature must be distributed as provided in section 3.195.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.98, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirements.

The commissioner shall develop and implement a uniform
outcome measurement and reporting system for adult workforce-related programs funded
in whole or in part by state fundsnew text begin as well as for youth workforce-related programs funded
in whole or in part by state funds
new text end. For the purpose of this section, "workforce-related
programs" means all education and training programs administered by the commissioner
and includes programs and services administered by the commissioner and provided to
individuals enrolled in adult basic education under section 124D.52 and the Minnesota
family investment program under chapter 256J.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.98, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the terms defined in this
subdivision have the meanings given.

(b) "Credential" means postsecondary degrees, diplomas, licenses, and certificates
awarded in recognition of an individual's attainment of measurable technical or occupational
skills necessary to obtain employment or advance with an occupation. deleted text beginThis definition does
not include certificates awarded by workforce investment boards or work-readiness
certificates.
deleted text end

(c) "Exit" means to have not received service under a workforce program for 90
consecutive calendar days. The exit date is the last date of service.

(d) "Net impact" means the use of matched control groups and regression analysis to
estimate the impacts attributable to program participation net of other factors, including
observable personal characteristics and economic conditions.

new text begin (e) "Placement" means when a participant exits into unsubsidized employment,
postsecondary education, vocational or occupational skills training, a registered
apprenticeship, or the military.
new text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end "Pre-enrollment" means the period of time before an individual was enrolled in
a workforce program.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.98, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Uniform outcome report card; reporting by commissioner.

(a) By December
31 of each even-numbered year, the commissioner must report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the committees of the house of representatives and the senate having
jurisdiction over economic development and workforce policy and finance the following
information separately for each of the previous two fiscal or calendar years, for each program
subject to the requirements of subdivision 1:

(1) the total number of participants enrolled;

(2) the median pre-enrollment wages based on participant wages for the second through
the fifth calendar quarters immediately preceding the quarter of enrollment excluding those
with zero income;

(3) the total number of participants with zero income in the second through fifth calendar
quarters immediately preceding the quarter of enrollment;

(4) the total number of participants enrolled in training;

(5) the total number of participants enrolled in training by occupational group;

(6) the total number of participants that exited the program and the average enrollment
duration of participants that have exited the program during the year;

(7) the total number of exited participants who completed training;

(8) the total number of exited participants who attained a credential;

(9) the total number of participants employed during three consecutive quarters
immediately following the quarter of exit, by industry;

(10) the median wages of participants employed during three consecutive quarters
immediately following the quarter of exit;

(11) the total number of participants employed during eight consecutive quarters
immediately following the quarter of exit, by industry;new text begin and
new text end

(12) the median wages of participants employed during eight consecutive quarters
immediately following the quarter of exitdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (13) the total cost of the program;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (14) the total cost of the program per participant;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (15) the cost per credential received by a participant; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (16) the administrative cost of the program.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end The report to the legislature must contain participant information by education level,
race and ethnicity, gender, and geography, and a comparison of exited participants who
completed training and those who did not.new text begin The report to the legislature shall include a
summary of current program trends in the state that are relevant to workforce development
and employment outcomes.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end The requirements of this section apply to programs administered directly by the
commissioner or administered by other organizations under a grant made by the department.

new text begin (b) For youth workforce-related programs funded in whole or in part by state funds the
following shall be reported:
new text end

new text begin (1) the total number of participants enrolled in training;
new text end

new text begin (2) the total number of participants who completed training;
new text end

new text begin (3) the total number of exited participants who have a placement in employment;
new text end

new text begin (4) the total number of exited participants who have a placement in post-secondary
education;
new text end

new text begin (5) the total number of exited participants with a placement in occupational or vocational
skills training, apprenticeship training, or military training;
new text end

new text begin (6) the total number of exited participants who have returned to school;
new text end

new text begin (7) the total number of exited participants who earned academic credit or service learning
credit for work-based learning or participation in work experience;
new text end

new text begin (8) the total number of exited participants who have earned their high school diploma
or GED;
new text end

new text begin (9) the total number of exited participants who have earned a certificate or
industry-recognized credential; and
new text end

new text begin (10) the total number of exited participants who have completed and attained a work
readiness skills training. "Work readiness" means a participant has the knowledge the
participant needs in order to seek out employment. Activities, programs, or services must
be designed to help an individual acquire a combination of basic academic skills, critical
thinking skills, digital literacy skills, and self-management skills, including competencies
in: (i) utilizing resources; (ii) using information; (iii) working with others; (iv) understanding
systems; (v) skills necessary for successful transition into and completion of postsecondary
education or training, or employment; and (vi) other employability skills. Competencies
are measured through a pre- and post-training checklist completed and evaluated by
employers.
new text end

Sec. 33.

new text begin [116L.981] PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Pathways to prosperity. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall establish a pathways
to prosperity grant program to award grants to organizations to train low-skill, low-income
adults, and adults facing the greatest employment disparities, and to assist them in finding
employment in high-demand industries with long-term employment opportunities.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Pathways to prosperity" means a combination of rigorous and high-quality education,
training, and other services that:
new text end

new text begin (1) aligns with the skill needs of high-growth industries in the state, regional, or local
economy;
new text end

new text begin (2) prepares individuals to enter in demand careers;
new text end

new text begin (3) includes counseling and to support an individual in achieving the individual's
education and career goals;
new text end

new text begin (4) includes, as appropriate, education offered concurrently with and in the same context
as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational
cluster;
new text end

new text begin (5) organizes education, training, and other services to meet the particular needs of an
individual in a manner that accelerates the educational and career advancement of the
individual to the extent practicable;
new text end

new text begin (6) enables an individual to attain a relevant academic award, certificate, or
industry-recognized credential; and
new text end

new text begin (7) helps an individual enter or advance within a specific occupation or occupational
cluster.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Career pathway" means a career-readiness program that combines vocational skills
training, education, and support services and results in either industry-specific training or
an industry-recognized credential. Career pathway includes sector specific vocational skills
training that leads to employment in high-demand occupations.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Pathways to prosperity grant program" or "grant program" means the competitive
grant program created in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Competitive grant process. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall award grants to
applicants through a competitive grant process. This process shall include an expedited
application process for previous grant recipients that operate career pathway programs that
are aligned with current labor market needs and that are meeting or exceeding their
performance goals related to training and placement for individuals facing multiple barriers
to employment.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall develop criteria for making grants in consultation with
workforce development service providers. These criteria shall include guidelines for multiple
types of career pathways. These criteria shall also consider a program's alignment with the
labor market in the community where the program operates and, where applicable, a
program's previous grant performance.
new text end

new text begin (c) All reporting requirements for grant recipients shall be outlined in plain language in
both the request for proposal and the grant contract.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner shall provide applicants with technical assistance with
understanding application procedures and program guidelines.
new text end

new text begin (e) All grants shall be two years in length.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Performance metrics. new text end

new text begin Reporting and performance outcomes for the grant
program under this section shall comply with the requirements under section 116L.98.
new text end

Sec. 34.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 7, article 2, section 8, is amended to
read:


Sec. 8. LAUNCH MINNESOTA.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

Launch Minnesota is established within the Business
and Community Development Division of the Department of Employment and Economic
Development to encourage and support the development of new private sector technologies
and support the science and technology policies under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.222.
Launch Minnesota must provide entrepreneurs and emerging technology-based companies
business development assistance and financial assistance to spur growth.

Subd. 2.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this subdivision
have the meanings given.

(b) "Advisory board" means the board established under subdivision 9.

(c) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic development.

(d) "Department" means the Department of Employment and Economic Development.

(e) "Entrepreneur" means a Minnesota resident who is involved in establishing a business
entity and secures resources directed to its growth while bearing the risk of loss.

(f) "Greater Minnesota" means the area of Minnesota located outside of the metropolitan
area as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2.

(g) deleted text begin"High technology" includes aerospace, agricultural processing, renewable energy,
energy efficiency and conservation, environmental engineering, food technology, cellulosic
ethanol, information technology, materials science technology, nanotechnology,
telecommunications, biotechnology, medical device products, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics,
biologicals, chemistry, veterinary science, and similar fields.
deleted text endnew text begin "Innovative technology and
business" means a new novel business model or product; a derivative product incorporating
new elements into an existing product; a new use for a product; or a new process or method
for the manufacture, use, or assessment of any product or activity, patentability, or scalability.
Innovative technology or business model does not include locally based retail, lifestyle, or
business services. The business must not be engaged in real estate development, insurance,
banking, lending, lobbying, political consulting, information technology consulting, wholesale
or retail trade, leisure, hospitality, transportation, construction, ethanol production from
corn, or professional services provided by attorneys, accountants, business consultants,
physicians, or health care consultants.
new text end

(h) "Institution of higher education" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section
136A.28, subdivision 6.

(i) "Minority group member" means a United States citizen new text beginor lawful permanent resident
new text end who is Asian, Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, or Native American.

deleted text begin (j) "Minority-owned business" means a business for which one or more minority group
members:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) own at least 50 percent of the business or, in the case of a publicly owned business,
own at least 51 percent of the stock; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) manage the business and control the daily business operations.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (k)deleted text endnew text begin (j)new text end "Research and development" means any activity that is:

(1) a systematic, intensive study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding
of the subject studies;

(2) a systematic study directed specifically toward applying new knowledge to meet a
recognized need; or

(3) a systematic application of knowledge toward the production of useful materials,
devices, systems and methods, including design, development and improvement of prototypes
and new processes to meet specific requirements.

deleted text begin (l)deleted text endnew text begin (k)new text end "Start-up" means a business entity that has been in operation for less than ten
years, has operations in Minnesota, and is in the development stage defined as devoting
substantially all of its efforts to establishing a new business and either of the following
conditions exists:

(1) planned principal operations have not commenced; or

(2) planned principal operations have commenced, but have generated less than
$1,000,000 in revenue.

deleted text begin (m)deleted text endnew text begin (l)new text end "Technology-related assistance" means the application and utilization of
technological-information and technologies to assist in the development and production of
new technology-related products or services or to increase the productivity or otherwise
enhance the production or delivery of existing products or services.

deleted text begin (n)deleted text endnew text begin (m)new text end "Trade association" means a nonprofit membership organization organized to
promote businesses and business conditions and having an election under Internal Revenue
Code section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6).

deleted text begin (o)deleted text endnew text begin (n)new text end "Veteran" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 197.447.

deleted text begin (p) "Women" means persons of the female gender.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (q) "Women-owned business" means a business for which one or more women:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) own at least 50 percent of the business or, in the case of a publicly owned business,
own at least 51 percent of the stock; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) manage the business and control the daily business operations.
deleted text end

Subd. 3.

Duties.

new text beginThe commissioner, by and through new text endLaunch Minnesotanew text begin,new text end shall:

(1) support innovation and initiatives designed to accelerate the growth of deleted text beginhigh-technologydeleted text endnew text begin
innovative technology and business
new text end start-ups in Minnesota;

(2) in partnership with other organizations, offer classes and instructional sessions on
how to start deleted text begina high-tech and innovativedeleted text endnew text begin an innovative technology and businessnew text end start-up;

(3) promote activities for entrepreneurs and investors regarding the state's growing
innovation economy;

(4) hold events and meetings that gather key stakeholders in the state's innovation sector;

(5) conduct outreach and education on innovation activities and related financial programs
available from the department and other organizations, particularly for underserved
communities;

(6) interact and collaborate with statewide partners including but not limited to businesses,
nonprofits, trade associations, and higher education institutions;

(7) administer an advisory board to assist with direction, grant application review,
program evaluation, report development, and partnerships;

(8) accept grant applications under subdivisions 5, 6, and 7 and work with the advisory
board to review and prioritize the applications and provide recommendations to the
commissioner; and

(9) perform other duties at the commissioner's discretion.

Subd. 4.

Administration.

(a) The deleted text begindepartmentdeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end shall employ an executive
director in the unclassified service, one staff member to support Launch Minnesota, and
one staff member in the business and community development division to manage grants.
The executive director shall:

(1) assist the commissioner and the advisory board in performing the duties of Launch
Minnesota; and

(2) comply with all state and federal program requirements, and all state and federal
securities and tax laws and regulations.

(b) deleted text beginTo the extent possible, the space thatdeleted text end Launch Minnesota deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end occupy and lease
deleted text begin must bedeleted text endnew text begin physical space innew text end a private coworking facility that includes office space for staff
and space for community engagement for training entrepreneurs. The new text beginphysical new text endspace leased
under this paragraph is exempt from the requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.24,
subdivision 6
.

(c) At least three times per month, Launch Minnesota staff shall deleted text beginvisitdeleted text endnew text begin communicate withnew text end
organizations in greater Minnesota that have received a grant under subdivision 7. To the
extent possible, Launch Minnesota shall form partnerships with organizations located
throughout the state.

(d) Launch Minnesota must accept grant applications under this section and provide
funding recommendations to the commissionerdeleted text begin, whodeleted text endnew text begin and the commissionernew text end shall distribute
grants based in part on the recommendations.

Subd. 5.

Application process.

(a) The commissioner shall establish the application form
and procedures for grants.

(b) Upon receiving recommendations from Launch Minnesota, the deleted text begindepartmentdeleted text endnew text begin
commissioner
new text end is responsible for evaluating all applications using evaluation criteria which
shall be developed by Launch Minnesota in consultation with the advisory board deleted text beginand the
commissioner
deleted text end.

(c) For grants under subdivision 6, priority shall be given if the applicant is:

(1) a business or entrepreneur located in greater Minnesota; or

(2) a business ownernew text begin, individual with a disability,new text end or entrepreneur who is a woman,
veteran, or minority group member.

(d) For grants under subdivision 7, priority shall be given if the applicant is planning to
serve:

(1) businesses or entrepreneurs located in greater Minnesota; or

(2) business ownersnew text begin, individuals with disabilities,new text end or entrepreneurs who are women,
veterans, or minority group members.

(e) The department staff, and not Launch Minnesota staff, deleted text beginisdeleted text endnew text begin arenew text end responsible for awarding
funding, disbursing funds, and monitoring grantee performance for all grants awarded under
this section.

(f) Grantees must provide new text begin50 percent in new text endmatching funds deleted text beginby equal expendituresdeleted text end and grant
payments must be provided on a reimbursement basis after review of submitted receipts by
the department.

(g) Grant applications must be accepted on a regular periodic basis by Launch Minnesota
and must be reviewed by Launch Minnesota and the advisory board before being submitted
to the commissioner with their recommendations.

Subd. 6.

Innovation grants.

(a) The commissioner shall distribute innovation grants
under this subdivision.

(b) The commissioner shall provide a grant of up to $35,000 to an eligible business or
entrepreneur for research and development expenses, direct business expenses, and the
purchase of technical assistance or services from public higher education institutions and
nonprofit entities. Research and development expenditures may include but are not limited
to proof of concept activities, intellectual property protection, prototype designs and
production, and commercial feasibility. Expenditures funded under this subdivision are not
eligible for the research and development tax credit under Minnesota Statutes, section
290.068. Direct business expenses may include rent, equipment purchases, and supplier
invoices. Taxes imposed by federal, state, or local government entities may not be reimbursed
under this paragraph. Technical assistance or services must be purchased to assist in the
development or commercialization of a product or service to be eligible. Each business or
entrepreneur may receive only one grant per biennium under this paragraph.

deleted text begin (c) The commissioner shall provide a grant of up to $7,500 to reimburse an entrepreneur
for housing or child care expenses for the entrepreneur or their spouse or children. Each
entrepreneur may receive only one grant per biennium under this paragraph.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end The commissioner shall provide a grant of up to new text begin$35,000 in Phase 1 or new text end$50,000new text begin
in Phase 2
new text end to an eligible business or entrepreneur that, as a registered client of the Small
Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, has been awarded a new text beginfirst time Phase 1 or
new text end Phase 2 award pursuant to the SBIR or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
programs after July 1, 2019. Each business or entrepreneur may receive only one grant per
biennium under this paragraph. Grants under this paragraph are not subject to the
requirements of subdivision 2, paragraph deleted text begin(l)deleted text endnew text begin (k)new text end, but do require a recommendation from new text beginthe
new text end Launch Minnesotanew text begin advisory boardnew text end.

Subd. 7.

Entrepreneur education grants.

(a) The commissioner shall make entrepreneur
education grants to institutions of higher education and other organizations to provide
educational programming to entrepreneurs and provide outreach to and collaboration with
businesses, federal and state agencies, institutions of higher education, trade associations,
and other organizations working to advance innovativedeleted text begin, highdeleted text end technology businesses
throughout Minnesota.

(b) Applications for entrepreneur education grants under this subdivision must be
submitted to the commissioner and evaluated by department staff other than Launch
Minnesota. The evaluation criteria must be developed by Launch Minnesota, in consultation
with the advisory board, and the commissioner, and priority must be given to an applicant
who demonstrates activity assisting deleted text beginbusinessesdeleted text endnew text begin business ownersnew text end or entrepreneurs residing
in greater Minnesota or who are women, veterans, or minority group members.

(c) Department staff other than Launch Minnesota staff deleted text beginisdeleted text endnew text begin arenew text end responsible for awarding
funding, disbursing funds, and monitoring grantee performance under this subdivision.

(d) Grantees may use the grant funds to deliver the following services:

(1) development and delivery to deleted text beginhighdeleted text endnew text begin innovativenew text end technology businesses of industry
specific or innovative product or process specific counseling on issues of business formation,
market structure, market research and strategies, securing first mover advantage or
overcoming barriers to entry, protecting intellectual property, and securing debt or equity
capital. This counseling is to be delivered in a classroom setting or using distance media
presentations;

(2) outreach and education to businesses and organizations on the small business
investment tax credit program under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8737, the MNvest
crowd-funding program under Minnesota Statutes, section 80A.461, and other state programs
that support deleted text beginhighdeleted text endnew text begin innovativenew text end technology business creation especially in underserved
communities;

(3) collaboration with institutions of higher education, local organizations, federal and
state agencies, the Small Business Development Center, and the Small Business Assistance
Office to create and offer educational programming and ongoing counseling in greater
Minnesota that is consistent with those services offered in the metropolitan area; and

(4) events and meetings with other innovation-related organizations to inform
entrepreneurs and potential investors about Minnesota's growing information economy.

Subd. 8.

Report.

Launch Minnesota shall report by December 31, 2022, and again by
December 31, 2023, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees of the
house of representatives and senate having jurisdiction over economic development policy
and finance. Each report shall include information on the work completed, including awards
made by the department under this section and progress toward transferring some activities
of Launch Minnesota to an entity outside of state government.

Subd. 9.

Advisory board.

(a) The commissioner shall establish an advisory board to
advise the executive director regarding the activities of Launch Minnesota, make the
recommendations described in this section, and develop and initiate a strategic plan for
transferring some activities of Launch Minnesota to a new or existing public-private
partnership or nonprofit organization outside of state government.

(b) The advisory board shall consist of deleted text begintendeleted text endnew text begin 12new text end members and is governed by Minnesota
Statutes, section 15.059. A minimum of seven members must be from the private sector
representing business and at least two members but no more than three members must be
from government and higher education. At least three of the members of the advisory board
shall be from greater Minnesotanew text begin and at least three members shall be minority group membersnew text end.
Appointees shall represent a range of interests, including entrepreneurs, large businesses,
industry organizations, investors, and both public and private small business service
providers.

(c) The advisory board shall select a chair from its deleted text beginprivate sectordeleted text end members. The executive
director shall provide administrative support to the committee.

(d) The commissioner, or a designee, shall serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting member of
the advisory board.

Subd. 10.

Expiration.

This section expires January 1, 2024.

Sec. 35. new text beginGRANT EXCEPTIONS.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.8731, subdivision 5, and 116J.8748,
subdivision 4, the commissioner may approve a Minnesota investment fund grant or job
creation fund grant of up to $2,000,000 for qualified applicants. This section expires July
1, 2022.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 36. new text beginONETIME EXCEPTION TO RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MINNESOTA
INVESTMENT FUND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOAN REPAYMENT FUNDS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731, a home rule charter or
statutory city, county, or town that has uncommitted money received from repayment of
funds awarded under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731, may choose to transfer 20
percent of the balance of that money to the state general fund before June 30, 2022. Any
local entity that does so may then use the remaining 80 percent of the uncommitted money
as a general purpose aid for any lawful expenditure.
new text end

new text begin (b) By February 15, 2023, a home rule charter or statutory city, county, or town that
exercises the option under paragraph (a) shall submit to the chairs of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over economic development policy and finance an accounting
and explanation of the use and distribution of the funds.
new text end

Sec. 37. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116L.18, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

FAMILY AND MEDICAL BENEFITS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 13.719, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Family and medical insurance data. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this subdivision,
the terms used have the meanings given them in section 268B.01.
new text end

new text begin (b) Data on applicants, family members, or employers under chapter 268B are private
or nonpublic data, provided that the department may share data collected from applicants
with employers or health care providers to the extent necessary to meet the requirements
of chapter 268B or other applicable law.
new text end

new text begin (c) The department and the Department of Labor and Industry may share data classified
under paragraph (b) to the extent necessary to meet the requirements of chapter 268B or
the Department of Labor and Industry's enforcement authority over chapter 268B, as provided
in section 177.27.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 177.27, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Compliance orders.

The commissioner may issue an order requiring an
employer to comply with sections 177.21 to 177.435, 181.02, 181.03, 181.031, 181.032,
181.101, 181.11, 181.13, 181.14, 181.145, 181.15, 181.172, paragraph (a) or (d), 181.275,
subdivision 2a
, 181.722, 181.79, deleted text beginanddeleted text end 181.939 to 181.943,new text begin 268B.09, subdivisions 1 to 6, and
268B.14, subdivision 3,
new text end or with any rule promulgated under section 177.28. The
commissioner shall issue an order requiring an employer to comply with sections 177.41
to 177.435 if the violation is repeated. For purposes of this subdivision only, a violation is
repeated if at any time during the two years that preceded the date of violation, the
commissioner issued an order to the employer for violation of sections 177.41 to 177.435
and the order is final or the commissioner and the employer have entered into a settlement
agreement that required the employer to pay back wages that were required by sections
177.41 to 177.435. The department shall serve the order upon the employer or the employer's
authorized representative in person or by certified mail at the employer's place of business.
An employer who wishes to contest the order must file written notice of objection to the
order with the commissioner within 15 calendar days after being served with the order. A
contested case proceeding must then be held in accordance with sections 14.57 to 14.69.
If, within 15 calendar days after being served with the order, the employer fails to file a
written notice of objection with the commissioner, the order becomes a final order of the
commissioner.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 181.032, is amended to read:


181.032 REQUIRED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS BY EMPLOYER; NOTICE
TO EMPLOYEE.

(a) At the end of each pay period, the employer shall provide each employee an earnings
statement, either in writing or by electronic means, covering that pay period. An employer
who chooses to provide an earnings statement by electronic means must provide employee
access to an employer-owned computer during an employee's regular working hours to
review and print earnings statementsnew text begin, and must make statements available for review or
printing for a period of three years
new text end.

(b) The earnings statement may be in any form determined by the employer but must
include:

(1) the name of the employee;

(2) the rate or rates of pay and basis thereof, including whether the employee is paid by
hour, shift, day, week, salary, piece, commission, or other method;

(3) allowances, if any, claimed pursuant to permitted meals and lodging;

(4) the total number of hours worked by the employee unless exempt from chapter 177;

(5) the total amount of gross pay earned by the employee during that period;

(6) a list of deductions made from the employee's pay;

new text begin (7) any amount deducted by the employer under section 268B.14, subdivision 3, and
the amount paid by the employer based on the employee's wages under section 268B.14,
subdivision 1;
new text end

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end the net amount of pay after all deductions are made;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end the date on which the pay period ends;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end the legal name of the employer and the operating name of the employer if
different from the legal name;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end the physical address of the employer's main office or principal place of business,
and a mailing address if different; and

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end the telephone number of the employer.

(c) An employer must provide earnings statements to an employee in writing, rather
than by electronic means, if the employer has received at least 24 hours notice from an
employee that the employee would like to receive earnings statements in written form. Once
an employer has received notice from an employee that the employee would like to receive
earnings statements in written form, the employer must comply with that request on an
ongoing basis.

(d) At the start of employment, an employer shall provide each employee a written notice
containing the following information:

(1) the rate or rates of pay and basis thereof, including whether the employee is paid by
the hour, shift, day, week, salary, piece, commission, or other method, and the specific
application of any additional rates;

(2) allowances, if any, claimed pursuant to permitted meals and lodging;

(3) paid vacation, sick time, or other paid time-off accruals and terms of use;

(4) the employee's employment status and whether the employee is exempt from minimum
wage, overtime, and other provisions of chapter 177, and on what basis;

(5) a list of deductions that may be made from the employee's pay;

(6) the number of days in the pay period, the regularly scheduled pay day, and the pay
day on which the employee will receive the first payment of wages earned;

(7) the legal name of the employer and the operating name of the employer if different
from the legal name;

(8) the physical address of the employer's main office or principal place of business, and
a mailing address if different; and

(9) the telephone number of the employer.

(e) The employer must keep a copy of the notice under paragraph (d) signed by each
employee acknowledging receipt of the notice. The notice must be provided to each employee
in English. The English version of the notice must include text provided by the commissioner
that informs employees that they may request, by indicating on the form, the notice be
provided in a particular language. If requested, the employer shall provide the notice in the
language requested by the employee. The commissioner shall make available to employers
the text to be included in the English version of the notice required by this section and assist
employers with translation of the notice in the languages requested by their employees.

(f) An employer must provide the employee any written changes to the information
contained in the notice under paragraph (d) prior to the date the changes take effect.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 268.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Use of data.

(a) Except as provided by this section, data gathered from
any person under the administration of the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law are
private data on individuals or nonpublic data not on individuals as defined in section 13.02,
subdivisions 9 and 12, and may not be disclosed except according to a district court order
or section 13.05. A subpoena is not considered a district court order. These data may be
disseminated to and used by the following agencies without the consent of the subject of
the data:

(1) state and federal agencies specifically authorized access to the data by state or federal
law;

(2) any agency of any other state or any federal agency charged with the administration
of an unemployment insurance program;

(3) any agency responsible for the maintenance of a system of public employment offices
for the purpose of assisting individuals in obtaining employment;

(4) the public authority responsible for child support in Minnesota or any other state in
accordance with section 256.978;

(5) human rights agencies within Minnesota that have enforcement powers;

(6) the Department of Revenue to the extent necessary for its duties under Minnesota
laws;

(7) public and private agencies responsible for administering publicly financed assistance
programs for the purpose of monitoring the eligibility of the program's recipients;

(8) the Department of Labor and Industry and the Commerce Fraud Bureau in the
Department of Commerce for uses consistent with the administration of their duties under
Minnesota law;

(9) the Department of Human Services and the Office of Inspector General and its agents
within the Department of Human Services, including county fraud investigators, for
investigations related to recipient or provider fraud and employees of providers when the
provider is suspected of committing public assistance fraud;

(10) local and state welfare agencies for monitoring the eligibility of the data subject
for assistance programs, or for any employment or training program administered by those
agencies, whether alone, in combination with another welfare agency, or in conjunction
with the department or to monitor and evaluate the statewide Minnesota family investment
program by providing data on recipients and former recipients of Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, cash assistance under chapter 256, 256D, 256J, or
256K, child care assistance under chapter 119B, or medical programs under chapter 256B
or 256L or formerly codified under chapter 256D;

(11) local and state welfare agencies for the purpose of identifying employment, wages,
and other information to assist in the collection of an overpayment debt in an assistance
program;

(12) local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for the purpose of ascertaining
the last known address and employment location of an individual who is the subject of a
criminal investigation;

(13) the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement has access to data on
specific individuals and specific employers provided the specific individual or specific
employer is the subject of an investigation by that agency;

(14) the Department of Health for the purposes of epidemiologic investigations;

(15) the Department of Corrections for the purposes of case planning and internal research
for preprobation, probation, and postprobation employment tracking of offenders sentenced
to probation and preconfinement and postconfinement employment tracking of committed
offenders;

(16) the state auditor to the extent necessary to conduct audits of job opportunity building
zones as required under section 469.3201; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(17) the Office of Higher Education for purposes of supporting program improvement,
system evaluation, and research initiatives including the Statewide Longitudinal Education
Data Systemdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (18) the Family and Medical Benefits Division of the Department of Employment and
Economic Development to be used as necessary to administer chapter 268B.
new text end

(b) Data on individuals and employers that are collected, maintained, or used by the
department in an investigation under section 268.182 are confidential as to data on individuals
and protected nonpublic data not on individuals as defined in section 13.02, subdivisions 3
and 13, and must not be disclosed except under statute or district court order or to a party
named in a criminal proceeding, administrative or judicial, for preparation of a defense.

(c) Data gathered by the department in the administration of the Minnesota unemployment
insurance program must not be made the subject or the basis for any suit in any civil
proceedings, administrative or judicial, unless the action is initiated by the department.

Sec. 5.

new text begin [268B.01] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in this section
have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Applicant. new text end

new text begin "Applicant" means an individual applying for leave with benefits
under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Applicant's average weekly wage. new text end

new text begin "Applicant's average weekly wage" means
an amount equal to the applicant's high quarter wage credits divided by 13.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Base period. new text end

new text begin (a) "Base period," unless otherwise provided in this subdivision,
means the most recent four completed calendar quarters before the effective date of an
applicant's application for family or medical leave benefits if the application has an effective
date occurring after the month following the most recent completed calendar quarter. The
base period under this paragraph is as follows:
new text end

new text begin If the application for family or medical leave
benefits is effective on or between these
dates:
new text end
new text begin The base period is the prior:
new text end
new text begin February 1 to March 31
new text end
new text begin January 1 to December 31
new text end
new text begin May 1 to June 30
new text end
new text begin April 1 to March 31
new text end
new text begin August 1 to September 30
new text end
new text begin July 1 to June 30
new text end
new text begin November 1 to December 31
new text end
new text begin October 1 to September 30
new text end

new text begin (b) If an application for family or medical leave benefits has an effective date that is
during the month following the most recent completed calendar quarter, then the base period
is the first four of the most recent five completed calendar quarters before the effective date
of an applicant's application for family or medical leave benefits. The base period under
this paragraph is as follows:
new text end

new text begin If the application for family or medical leave
benefits is effective on or between these
dates:
new text end
new text begin The base period is the prior:
new text end
new text begin January 1 to January 31
new text end
new text begin October 1 to September 30
new text end
new text begin April 1 to April 30
new text end
new text begin January 1 to December 31
new text end
new text begin July 1 to July 31
new text end
new text begin April 1 to March 31
new text end
new text begin October 1 to October 31
new text end
new text begin July 1 to June 30
new text end

new text begin (c) Regardless of paragraph (a), a base period of the first four of the most recent five
completed calendar quarters must be used if the applicant would have more wage credits
under that base period than under a base period of the four most recent completed calendar
quarters.
new text end

new text begin (d) If the applicant has insufficient wage credits to establish a benefit account under a
base period of the four most recent completed calendar quarters, or a base period of the first
four of the most recent five completed calendar quarters, but during either base period the
applicant received workers' compensation for temporary disability under chapter 176 or a
similar federal law or similar law of another state, or if the applicant whose own serious
illness caused a loss of work for which the applicant received compensation for loss of
wages from some other source, the applicant may request a base period as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) if an applicant was compensated for a loss of work of seven to 13 weeks during a
base period referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), then the base period is the first four of the
most recent six completed calendar quarters before the effective date of the application for
family or medical leave benefits;
new text end

new text begin (2) if an applicant was compensated for a loss of work of 14 to 26 weeks during a base
period referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), then the base period is the first four of the most
recent seven completed calendar quarters before the effective date of the application for
family or medical leave benefits;
new text end

new text begin (3) if an applicant was compensated for a loss of work of 27 to 39 weeks during a base
period referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), then the base period is the first four of the most
recent eight completed calendar quarters before the effective date of the application for
family or medical leave benefits; and
new text end

new text begin (4) if an applicant was compensated for a loss of work of 40 to 52 weeks during a base
period referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), then the base period is the first four of the most
recent nine completed calendar quarters before the effective date of the application for
family or medical leave benefits.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Benefit. new text end

new text begin "Benefit" or "benefits" means monetary payments under this chapter
associated with qualifying bonding, family care, pregnancy, serious health condition,
qualifying exigency, or safety leave events, unless otherwise indicated by context.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Benefit account. new text end

new text begin "Benefit account" means a benefit account established under
section 268B.04.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Benefit year. new text end

new text begin "Benefit year" means the period of 52 calendar weeks beginning
the date a benefit account under section 268B.04 is effective. For a benefit account established
effective any January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1, the benefit year will be a period of
53 calendar weeks.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Bonding. new text end

new text begin "Bonding" means time spent by an applicant who is a biological,
adoptive, or foster parent with a biological, adopted, or foster child in conjunction with the
child's birth, adoption, or placement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Calendar day. new text end

new text begin "Calendar day" or "day" means a fixed 24-hour period
corresponding to a single calendar date.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Calendar quarter. new text end

new text begin "Calendar quarter" means the period of three consecutive
calendar months ending on March 31, June 30, September 30, or December 31.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Calendar week. new text end

new text begin "Calendar week" has the same meaning as "week" under
subdivision 46.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Commissioner. new text end

new text begin "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment
and economic development, unless otherwise indicated by context.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Covered employment. new text end

new text begin (a) "Covered employment" means performing services
of whatever nature, unlimited by the relationship of master and servant as known to the
common law, or any other legal relationship performed for wages or under any contract
calling for the performance of services, written or oral, express or implied.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Employment" includes an individual's entire service performed within or without
or both within and without this state, if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the service is localized in this state; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the service is not localized in any state, but some of the service is performed in this
state and:
new text end

new text begin (i) the base of operations of the employee is in the state, or if there is no base of
operations, then the place from which such service is directed or controlled is in this state;
or
new text end

new text begin (ii) the base of operations or place from which such service is directed or controlled is
not in any state in which some part of the service is performed, but the individual's residence
is in this state.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Covered employment" does not include:
new text end

new text begin (1) a self-employed individual; or
new text end

new text begin (2) an independent contractor.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Department. new text end

new text begin "Department" means the Department of Employment and
Economic Development, unless otherwise indicated by context.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Employee. new text end

new text begin (a) "Employee" means an individual who is in the employment of
an employer.
new text end

new text begin (b) Employee does not include employees of the United States of America.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Employer. new text end

new text begin (a) "Employer" means:
new text end

new text begin (1) any person, type of organization, or entity, including any partnership, association,
trust, estate, joint stock company, insurance company, limited liability company, or
corporation, whether domestic or foreign, or the receiver, trustee in bankruptcy, trustee, or
the legal representative of a deceased person, having any individual in covered employment;
new text end

new text begin (2) the state, statewide system, and state agencies; and
new text end

new text begin (3) any local government entity, including but not limited to a county, city, town, school
district, municipal corporation, quasimunicipal corporation, or other political subdivision.
An employer also includes charter schools.
new text end

new text begin (b) Employer does not include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the United States of America; or
new text end

new text begin (2) a self-employed individual who has elected and been approved for coverage under
section 268B.11 with regard to the self-employed individual's own coverage and benefits.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Estimated self-employment income. new text end

new text begin "Estimated self-employment income"
means a self-employed individual's average net earnings from self-employment in the two
most recent taxable years. For a self-employed individual who had net earnings from
self-employment in only one of the years, the individual's estimated self-employment income
equals the individual's net earnings from self-employment in the year in which the individual
had net earnings from self-employment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Family and medical benefit insurance account. new text end

new text begin "Family and medical benefit
insurance account" means the family and medical benefit insurance account in the special
revenue fund in the state treasury under section 268B.02.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Family and medical benefit insurance enforcement account. new text end

new text begin "Family and
medical benefit insurance enforcement account" means the family and medical benefit
insurance enforcement account in the state treasury under section 268B.185.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Family benefit program. new text end

new text begin "Family benefit program" means the program
administered under this chapter for the collection of premiums and payment of benefits
related to family care, bonding, safety leave, and leave related to a qualifying exigency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Family care. new text end

new text begin "Family care" means an applicant caring for a family member
with a serious health condition or caring for a family member who is a covered service
member.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 22. new text end

new text begin Family member. new text end

new text begin (a) "Family member" means an employee's child, adult
child, spouse, sibling, parent, parent-in-law, grandchild, grandparent, stepparent, member
of the employee's household, or domestic partner.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purposes of this chapter, a child includes a stepchild, biological, adopted, or
foster child of the employee, or a child for whom the employee is standing in loco parentis.
new text end

new text begin (c) For the purposes of this chapter, a grandchild includes a step-grandchild, biological,
adopted, or foster grandchild of the employee.
new text end

new text begin (d) For the purposes of this chapter, an individual is a member of the employee's
household if the individual has resided at the same address as the employee for at least one
year as of the first day of leave under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 23. new text end

new text begin Health care provider. new text end

new text begin "Health care provider" means:
new text end

new text begin (1) an individual who is licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized under law to practice
in the individual's scope of practice as a physician, osteopath, surgeon, or advanced practice
registered nurse; or
new text end

new text begin (2) any other individual determined by the commissioner by rule, in accordance with
the rulemaking procedures in the Administrative Procedure Act, to be capable of providing
health care services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 24. new text end

new text begin High quarter. new text end

new text begin "High quarter" means the calendar quarter in an applicant's
base period with the highest amount of wage credits.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 25. new text end

new text begin Incapacity. new text end

new text begin "Incapacity" means inability to perform regular work, attend
school, or perform other regular daily activities due to a serious health condition, treatment
therefore, or recovery therefrom.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 26. new text end

new text begin Independent contractor. new text end

new text begin (a) If there is an existing specific test or definition
for independent contractor in Minnesota statute or rule applicable to an occupation or sector
as of the date of enactment of this chapter, that test or definition shall apply to that occupation
or sector for purposes of this chapter. If there is not an existing test or definition as described,
the definition for independent contractor shall be as provided in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) An individual is an independent contractor and not an employee of the person for
whom the individual is performing services in the course of the person's trade, business,
profession, or occupation only if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the individual maintains a separate business with the individual's own office,
equipment, materials, and other facilities;
new text end

new text begin (2) the individual:
new text end

new text begin (i) holds or has applied for a federal employer identification number; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) has filed business or self-employment income tax returns with the federal Internal
Revenue Service if the individual has performed services in the previous year;
new text end

new text begin (3) the individual is operating under contract to perform the specific services for the
person for specific amounts of money and under which the individual controls the means
of performing the services;
new text end

new text begin (4) the individual is incurring the main expenses related to the services that the individual
is performing for the person under the contract;
new text end

new text begin (5) the individual is responsible for the satisfactory completion of the services that the
individual has contracted to perform for the person and is liable for a failure to complete
the services;
new text end

new text begin (6) the individual receives compensation from the person for the services performed
under the contract on a commission or per-job or competitive bid basis and not on any other
basis;
new text end

new text begin (7) the individual may realize a profit or suffer a loss under the contract to perform
services for the person;
new text end

new text begin (8) the individual has continuing or recurring business liabilities or obligations; and
new text end

new text begin (9) the success or failure of the individual's business depends on the relationship of
business receipts to expenditures.
new text end

new text begin (c) For the purposes of this chapter, an insurance producer, as defined in section 60K.31,
subdivision 6, is an independent contractor of an insurance company, as defined in section
60A.02, subdivision 4, unless the insurance producer and insurance company agree otherwise.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 27. new text end

new text begin Inpatient care. new text end

new text begin "Inpatient care" means an overnight stay in a hospital, hospice,
or residential medical care facility, including any period of incapacity, or any subsequent
treatment in connection with such inpatient care.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 28. new text end

new text begin Maximum weekly benefit amount. new text end

new text begin "Maximum weekly benefit amount"
means the state's average weekly wage as calculated under section 268.035, subdivision 23.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 29. new text end

new text begin Medical benefit program. new text end

new text begin "Medical benefit program" means the program
administered under this chapter for the collection of premiums and payment of benefits
related to an applicant's serious health condition or pregnancy.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 30. new text end

new text begin Net earnings from self-employment. new text end

new text begin "Net earnings from self-employment"
has the meaning given in section 1402 of the Internal Revenue Code, as defined in section
290.01, subdivision 31.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 31. new text end

new text begin Pregnancy. new text end

new text begin "Pregnancy" means prenatal care or incapacity due to pregnancy
or recovery from childbirth, still birth, miscarriage, or related health conditions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 32. new text end

new text begin Qualifying exigency. new text end

new text begin (a) "Qualifying exigency" means a need arising out of
a military member's active duty service or notice of an impending call or order to active
duty in the United States armed forces, including providing for the care or other needs of
the family member's child or other dependent, making financial or legal arrangements for
the family member, attending counseling, attending military events or ceremonies, spending
time with the family member during a rest and recuperation leave or following return from
deployment, or making arrangements following the death of the military member.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purposes of this chapter, a "military member" means a current or former
member of the United States armed forces, including a member of the National Guard or
reserves, who, except for a deceased military member, is a resident of the state and is a
family member of the employee taking leave related to the qualifying exigency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 33. new text end

new text begin Safety leave. new text end

new text begin "Safety leave" means leave from work because of domestic
abuse, sexual assault, or stalking of the employee or employee's family member, provided
the leave is to:
new text end

new text begin (1) seek medical attention related to the physical or psychological injury or disability
caused by domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking;
new text end

new text begin (2) obtain services from a victim services organization;
new text end

new text begin (3) obtain psychological or other counseling;
new text end

new text begin (4) seek relocation due to the domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking; or
new text end

new text begin (5) seek legal advice or take legal action, including preparing for or participating in any
civil or criminal legal proceeding related to, or resulting from, the domestic abuse, sexual
assault, or stalking.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 34. new text end

new text begin Self-employed individual. new text end

new text begin "Self-employed individual" means a resident of
the state who, in one of the two taxable years preceding the current calendar year, derived
at least $10,000 in net earnings from self-employment from an entity other than an S
corporation for the performance of services in this state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 35. new text end

new text begin Self-employment premium base. new text end

new text begin "Self-employment premium base" means
the lesser of:
new text end

new text begin (1) a self-employed individual's estimated self-employment income for the calendar year
plus the individual's self-employment wages in the calendar year; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the maximum earnings subject to the FICA Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability
Insurance tax in the taxable year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 36. new text end

new text begin Self-employment wages. new text end

new text begin "Self-employment wages" means the amount of
wages that a self-employed individual earned in the calendar year from an entity from which
the individual also received net earnings from self-employment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 37. new text end

new text begin Serious health condition. new text end

new text begin (a) "Serious health condition" means a physical or
mental illness, injury, impairment, condition, or substance use disorder that involves:
new text end

new text begin (1) at-home care or inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical care
facility, including any period of incapacity; or
new text end

new text begin (2) continuing treatment or supervision by a health care provider which includes any
one or more of the following:
new text end

new text begin (i) a period of incapacity of more than three consecutive, full calendar days, and any
subsequent treatment or period of incapacity relating to the same condition, that also involves:
new text end

new text begin (A) treatment two or more times by a health care provider or by a provider of health
care services under orders of, or on referral by, a health care provider; or
new text end

new text begin (B) treatment by a health care provider on at least one occasion that results in a regimen
of continuing treatment under the supervision of the health care provider;
new text end

new text begin (ii) a period of incapacity due to pregnancy, or for prenatal care;
new text end

new text begin (iii) a period of incapacity or treatment for a chronic health condition that:
new text end

new text begin (A) requires periodic visits, defined as at least twice a year, for treatment by a health
care provider or under orders of, or on referral by, a health care provider;
new text end

new text begin (B) continues over an extended period of time, including recurring episodes of a single
underlying condition; and
new text end

new text begin (C) may cause episodic rather than continuing periods of incapacity;
new text end

new text begin (iv) a period of incapacity which is permanent or long term due to a condition for which
treatment may not be effective. The employee or family member must be under the continuing
supervision of, but need not be receiving active treatment by, a health care provider; or
new text end

new text begin (v) a period of absence to receive multiple treatments, including any period of recovery
from the treatments, by a health care provider or by a provider of health care services under
orders of, or on referral by, a health care provider, for:
new text end

new text begin (A) restorative surgery after an accident or other injury; or
new text end

new text begin (B) a condition that would likely result in a period of incapacity of more than three
consecutive, full calendar days in the absence of medical intervention or treatment.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purposes of paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (2), treatment by a health care
provider means an in-person visit or telemedicine visit with a health care provider, or by a
provider of health care services under orders of, or on referral by, a health care provider.
new text end

new text begin (c) For the purposes of paragraph (a), treatment includes but is not limited to examinations
to determine if a serious health condition exists and evaluations of the condition.
new text end

new text begin (d) Absences attributable to incapacity under paragraph (a), clause (2), item (ii) or (iii),
qualify for leave under this chapter even if the employee or the family member does not
receive treatment from a health care provider during the absence, and even if the absence
does not last more than three consecutive, full calendar days.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 38. new text end

new text begin State's average weekly wage. new text end

new text begin "State's average weekly wage" means the
weekly wage calculated under section 268.035, subdivision 23.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 39. new text end

new text begin Supplemental benefit payment. new text end

new text begin (a) "Supplemental benefit payment" means:
new text end

new text begin (1) a payment made by an employer to an employee as salary continuation or as paid
time off. Such a payment must be in addition to any family or medical leave benefits the
employee is receiving under this chapter; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a payment offered by an employer to an employee who is taking leave under this
chapter to supplement the family or medical leave benefits the employee is receiving.
new text end

new text begin (b) Employers may, but are not required to, designate certain benefits including but not
limited to salary continuation, vacation leave, sick leave, or other paid time off as a
supplemental benefit payment.
new text end

new text begin (c) Nothing in this chapter requires an employee to receive supplemental benefit
payments.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 40. new text end

new text begin Taxable year. new text end

new text begin "Taxable year" has the meaning given in section 290.01,
subdivision 9.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 41. new text end

new text begin Taxable wages. new text end

new text begin "Taxable wages" means those wages paid to an employee in
covered employment each calendar year up to an amount equal to the maximum wages
subject to premium in a calendar year, which is equal to the maximum earnings in that year
subject to the FICA Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance tax rounded to the nearest
$1,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 42. new text end

new text begin Typical workweek hours. new text end

new text begin "Typical workweek hours" means:
new text end

new text begin (1) for an hourly employee, the average number of hours worked per week by an
employee within the high quarter during the base year; or
new text end

new text begin (2) 40 hours for a salaried employee, regardless of the number of hours the salaried
employee typically works.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 43. new text end

new text begin Wage credits. new text end

new text begin "Wage credits" means the amount of wages paid within an
applicant's base period for covered employment, as defined in subdivision 13.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 44. new text end

new text begin Wage detail report. new text end

new text begin "Wage detail report" means the report on each employee
in covered employment required from an employer on a calendar quarter basis under section
268B.12.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 45. new text end

new text begin Wages. new text end

new text begin (a) "Wages" means all compensation for employment, including
commissions; bonuses, awards, and prizes; severance payments; standby pay; vacation and
holiday pay; back pay as of the date of payment; tips and gratuities paid to an employee by
a customer of an employer and accounted for by the employee to the employer; sickness
and accident disability payments, except as otherwise provided in this subdivision; and the
cash value of housing, utilities, meals, exchanges of services, and any other goods and
services provided to compensate an employee, except:
new text end

new text begin (1) the amount of any payment made to, or on behalf of, an employee under a plan
established by an employer that makes provision for employees generally or for a class or
classes of employees, including any amount paid by an employer for insurance or annuities,
or into a plan, to provide for a payment, on account of (i) retirement, (ii) medical and
hospitalization expenses in connection with sickness or accident disability, or (iii) death;
new text end

new text begin (2) the payment by an employer of the tax imposed upon an employee under United
States Code, title 26, section 3101 of the Federal Insurance Contribution Act, with respect
to compensation paid to an employee for domestic employment in a private household of
the employer or for agricultural employment;
new text end

new text begin (3) any payment made to, or on behalf of, an employee or beneficiary (i) from or to a
trust described in United States Code, title 26, section 401(a) of the federal Internal Revenue
Code, that is exempt from tax under section 501(a) at the time of the payment unless the
payment is made to an employee of the trust as compensation for services as an employee
and not as a beneficiary of the trust, or (ii) under or to an annuity plan that, at the time of
the payment, is a plan described in section 403(a);
new text end

new text begin (4) the value of any special discount or markdown allowed to an employee on goods
purchased from or services supplied by the employer where the purchases are optional and
do not constitute regular or systematic payment for services;
new text end

new text begin (5) customary and reasonable directors' fees paid to individuals who are not otherwise
employed by the corporation of which they are directors;
new text end

new text begin (6) the payment to employees for reimbursement of meal expenses when employees are
required to perform work after their regular hours;
new text end

new text begin (7) the payment into a trust or plan for purposes of providing legal or dental services if
provided for all employees generally or for a class or classes of employees;
new text end

new text begin (8) the value of parking facilities provided or paid for by an employer, in whole or in
part, if provided for all employees generally or for a class or classes of employees;
new text end

new text begin (9) royalties to an owner of a franchise, license, copyright, patent, oil, mineral, or other
right;
new text end

new text begin (10) advances or reimbursements for traveling or other ordinary and necessary expenses
incurred or reasonably expected to be incurred in the business of the employer. Traveling
and other reimbursed expenses must be identified either by making separate payments or
by specifically indicating the separate amounts where both wages and expense allowances
are combined in a single payment;
new text end

new text begin (11) residual payments to radio, television, and similar artists that accrue after the
production of television commercials, musical jingles, spot announcements, radio
transcriptions, film soundtracks, and similar activities;
new text end

new text begin (12) the income to a former employee resulting from the exercise of a nonqualified stock
option;
new text end

new text begin (13) supplemental unemployment benefit payments under a plan established by an
employer, if the payment is not wages under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act. The
payments are wages unless made solely for the supplementing of weekly state or federal
unemployment benefits. Supplemental unemployment benefit payments may not be assigned,
nor may any consideration be required from the applicant, other than a release of claims in
order to be excluded from wages;
new text end

new text begin (14) sickness or accident disability payments made by the employer after the expiration
of six calendar months following the last calendar month that the individual worked for the
employer;
new text end

new text begin (15) disability payments made under the provisions of any workers' compensation law;
new text end

new text begin (16) sickness or accident disability payments made by a third-party payer such as an
insurance company; or
new text end

new text begin (17) payments made into a trust fund, or for the purchase of insurance or an annuity, to
provide for sickness or accident disability payments to employees under a plan or system
established by the employer that provides for the employer's employees generally or for a
class or classes of employees.
new text end

new text begin (b) Nothing in this subdivision excludes from the term "wages" any payment made under
any type of salary reduction agreement, including payments made under a cash or deferred
arrangement and cafeteria plan, as defined in United States Code, title 26, sections 401(k)
and 125 of the federal Internal Revenue Code, to the extent that the employee has the option
to receive the payment in cash.
new text end

new text begin (c) Wages includes the total payment to the operator and supplier of a vehicle or other
equipment where the payment combines compensation for personal services as well as
compensation for the cost of operating and hiring the equipment in a single payment. This
paragraph does not apply if:
new text end

new text begin (1) there is a preexisting written agreement providing for allocation of specific amounts;
or
new text end

new text begin (2) at the time of each payment there is a written acknowledgment indicating the separate
allocated amounts.
new text end

new text begin (d) Wages includes payments made for services as a caretaker. Unless there is a contract
or other proof to the contrary, compensation is considered as being equally received by a
married couple where the employer makes payment to only one spouse, or by all tenants of
a household who perform services where two or more individuals share the same dwelling
and the employer makes payment to only one individual.
new text end

new text begin (e) Wages includes payments made for services by a migrant family. Where services
are performed by a married couple or a family and an employer makes payment to only one
individual, each worker is considered as having received an equal share of the compensation
unless there is a contract or other proof to the contrary.
new text end

new text begin (f) Wages includes advances or draws against future earnings, when paid, unless the
payments are designated as a loan or return of capital on the books and records of the
employer at the time of payment.
new text end

new text begin (g) Wages includes payments made by a subchapter "S" corporation, as organized under
the Internal Revenue Code, to or on behalf of officers and shareholders that are reasonable
compensation for services performed for the corporation.
new text end

new text begin For a subchapter "S" corporation, wages does not include:
new text end

new text begin (1) a loan for business purposes to an officer or shareholder evidenced by a promissory
note signed by an officer before the payment of the loan proceeds and recorded on the books
and records of the corporation as a loan to an officer or shareholder;
new text end

new text begin (2) a repayment of a loan or payment of interest on a loan made by an officer to the
corporation and recorded on the books and records of the corporation as a liability;
new text end

new text begin (3) a reimbursement of reasonable corporation expenses incurred by an officer and
documented by a written expense voucher and recorded on the books and records of the
corporation as corporate expenses; and
new text end

new text begin (4) a reasonable lease or rental payment to an officer who owns property that is leased
or rented to the corporation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 46. new text end

new text begin Wages paid. new text end

new text begin (a) "Wages paid" means the amount of wages:
new text end

new text begin (1) that have been actually paid; or
new text end

new text begin (2) that have been credited to or set apart so that payment and disposition is under the
control of the employee.
new text end

new text begin (b) Wage payments delayed beyond the regularly scheduled pay date are wages paid on
the missed pay date. Back pay is wages paid on the date of actual payment. Any wages
earned but not paid with no scheduled date of payment are wages paid on the last day of
employment.
new text end

new text begin (c) Wages paid does not include wages earned but not paid except as provided for in
this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 47. new text end

new text begin Week. new text end

new text begin "Week" means calendar week ending at midnight Saturday.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 48. new text end

new text begin Weekly benefit amount. new text end

new text begin "Weekly benefit amount" means the amount of
family and medical leave benefits computed under section 268B.04.
new text end

Sec. 6.

new text begin [268B.02] FAMILY AND MEDICAL BENEFIT INSURANCE PROGRAM
CREATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Creation. new text end

new text begin A family and medical benefit insurance program is created to
be administered by the commissioner according to the terms of this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Creation of division. new text end

new text begin A Family and Medical Benefit Insurance Division is
created within the department under the authority of the commissioner. The commissioner
shall appoint a director of the division. The division shall administer and operate the benefit
program under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Rulemaking. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may adopt rules to implement the provisions
of this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Account creation; appropriation. new text end

new text begin The family and medical benefit insurance
account is created in the special revenue fund in the state treasury. Money in this account
is appropriated to the commissioner to pay benefits under and to administer this chapter,
including outreach required under section 268B.18.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Information technology services and equipment. new text end

new text begin The department is exempt
from the provisions of section 16E.016 for the purposes of this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 7.

new text begin [268B.03] PAYMENT OF BENEFITS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Requirements. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must pay benefits from the family
and medical benefit insurance account as provided under this chapter to an applicant who
has met each of the following requirements:
new text end

new text begin (1) the applicant has filed an application for benefits and established a benefit account
in accordance with section 268B.04;
new text end

new text begin (2) the applicant has met all of the ongoing eligibility requirements under section
268B.06;
new text end

new text begin (3) the applicant does not have an outstanding overpayment of family or medical leave
benefits, including any penalties or interest;
new text end

new text begin (4) the applicant has not been held ineligible for benefits under section 268.07, subdivision
2; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the applicant is not employed exclusively by a private plan employer and has wage
credits during the base year attributable to employers covered under the state family and
medical leave program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Benefits paid from state funds. new text end

new text begin Benefits are paid from state funds and are not
considered paid from any special insurance plan, nor as paid by an employer. An application
for family or medical leave benefits is not considered a claim against an employer but is
considered a request for benefits from the family and medical benefit insurance account.
The commissioner has the responsibility for the proper payment of benefits regardless of
the level of interest or participation by an applicant or an employer in any determination or
appeal. An applicant's entitlement to benefits must be determined based upon that information
available without regard to a burden of proof. Any agreement between an applicant and an
employer is not binding on the commissioner in determining an applicant's entitlement.
There is no presumption of entitlement or nonentitlement to benefits.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [268B.04] BENEFIT ACCOUNT; BENEFITS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Application for benefits; determination of benefit account. new text end

new text begin (a) An
application for benefits may be filed in person, by mail, or by electronic transmission as the
commissioner may require. The applicant must include certification supporting a request
for leave under this chapter. The applicant must meet eligibility requirements at the time
the application is filed and must provide all requested information in the manner required.
If the applicant does not meet eligibility at the time of the application or fails to provide all
requested information, the communication is not an application for family and medical leave
benefits.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must examine each application for benefits to determine the base
period and the benefit year, and based upon all the covered employment in the base period
the commissioner must determine the weekly benefit amount available, if any, and the
maximum amount of benefits available, if any. The determination, which is a document
separate and distinct from a document titled a determination of eligibility or determination
of ineligibility, must be titled determination of benefit account. A determination of benefit
account must be sent to the applicant and all base period employers, by mail or electronic
transmission.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a base period employer did not provide wage detail information for the applicant
as required under section 268B.12, the commissioner may accept an applicant certification
of wage credits, based upon the applicant's records, and issue a determination of benefit
account.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner may, at any time within 24 months from the establishment of a
benefit account, reconsider any determination of benefit account and make an amended
determination if the commissioner finds that the wage credits listed in the determination
were incorrect for any reason. An amended determination of benefit account must be
promptly sent to the applicant and all base period employers, by mail or electronic
transmission. This paragraph does not apply to documents titled determinations of eligibility
or determinations of ineligibility issued.
new text end

new text begin (e) If an amended determination of benefit account reduces the weekly benefit amount
or maximum amount of benefits available, any benefits that have been paid greater than the
applicant was entitled is an overpayment of benefits. A determination or amended
determination issued under this section that results in an overpayment of benefits must set
out the amount of the overpayment and the requirement that the overpaid benefits must be
repaid according to section 268B.185.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Benefit account requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) Unless paragraph (b) applies, to establish
a benefit account, an applicant must have wage credits of at least 5.3 percent of the state's
average annual wage rounded down to the next lower $100.
new text end

new text begin (b) To establish a new benefit account following the expiration of the benefit year on a
prior benefit account, an applicant must have performed actual work in subsequent covered
employment and have been paid wages in one or more completed calendar quarters that
started after the effective date of the prior benefit account. The wages paid for that
employment must be at least enough to meet the requirements of paragraph (a). A benefit
account under this paragraph must not be established effective earlier than the Sunday
following the end of the most recent completed calendar quarter in which the requirements
of paragraph (a) were met. An applicant must not establish a second benefit account as a
result of one loss of employment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Weekly benefit amount; maximum amount of benefits available; prorated
amount.
new text end

new text begin (a) Subject to the maximum weekly benefit amount, an applicant's weekly benefit
is calculated by adding the amounts obtained by applying the following percentage to an
applicant's average typical workweek and weekly wage during the high quarter of the base
period:
new text end

new text begin (1) 90 percent of wages that do not exceed 50 percent of the state's average weekly wage;
plus
new text end

new text begin (2) 66 percent of wages that exceed 50 percent of the state's average weekly wage but
not 100 percent; plus
new text end

new text begin (3) 55 percent of wages that exceed 100 percent of the state's average weekly wage.
new text end

new text begin (b) The state's average weekly wage is the average wage as calculated under section
268.035, subdivision 23, at the time a benefit amount is first determined.
new text end

new text begin (c) The maximum weekly benefit amount is the state's average weekly wage as calculated
under section 268.035, subdivision 23.
new text end

new text begin (d) The state's maximum weekly benefit amount, computed in accordance with section
268.035, subdivision 23, applies to a benefit account established effective on or after the
last Sunday in October. Once established, an applicant's weekly benefit amount is not
affected by the last Sunday in October change in the state's maximum weekly benefit amount.
new text end

new text begin (e) For an employee receiving family or medical leave, a weekly benefit amount is
prorated when:
new text end

new text begin (1) the employee works hours for wages; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the employee uses paid sick leave, paid vacation leave, or other paid time off that is
not considered a supplemental benefit payment as defined in section 268B.01, subdivision
37.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Timing of payment. new text end

new text begin Except as otherwise provided for in this chapter, benefits
must be paid weekly.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Maximum length of benefits. new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), in a
single benefit year, an applicant may receive up to 12 weeks of benefits under this chapter
related to the applicant's serious health condition or pregnancy and up to 12 weeks of benefits
under this chapter for bonding, safety leave, or family care.
new text end

new text begin (b) An applicant may receive up to 12 weeks of benefits in a single benefit year for leave
related to one or more qualifying exigencies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Minimum period for which benefits payable. new text end

new text begin Except for a claim for benefits
for bonding leave, any claim for benefits must be based on a single qualifying event of at
least seven calendar days. Benefits may be paid for a minimum duration of eight consecutive
hours in a week. If an employee on leave claims eight hours at any point during a week, the
minimum duration is satisfied.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Right of appeal. new text end

new text begin (a) A determination or amended determination of benefit
account is final unless an applicant files an appeal within 20 calendar days after the sending
of the determination or amended determination. Every determination or amended
determination of benefit account must contain a prominent statement indicating in clear
language the consequences of not appealing. Proceedings on the appeal are conducted in
accordance with section 268B.08.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any applicant may appeal from a determination or amended determination of benefit
account on the issue of whether services performed constitute employment, whether the
employment is covered employment, and whether money paid constitutes wages.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Limitations on applications and benefit accounts. new text end

new text begin (a) An application for
family or medical leave benefits is effective the Sunday of the calendar week that the
application was filed. An application for benefits may be backdated one calendar week
before the Sunday of the week the application was actually filed if the applicant requests
the backdating within seven calendar days of the date the application is filed. An application
may be backdated only if the applicant was eligible for the benefit during the period of the
backdating. If an individual attempted to file an application for benefits, but was prevented
from filing an application by the department, the application is effective the Sunday of the
calendar week the individual first attempted to file an application.
new text end

new text begin (b) A benefit account established under subdivision 2 is effective the date the application
for benefits was effective.
new text end

new text begin (c) A benefit account, once established, may later be withdrawn if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the applicant has not been paid any benefits on that benefit account; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a new application for benefits is filed and a new benefit account is established at the
time of the withdrawal.
new text end

new text begin A benefit account may be withdrawn after the expiration of the benefit year, and the
new work requirements of subdivision 2, paragraph (b), do not apply if the applicant was
not paid any benefits on the benefit account that is being withdrawn.
new text end

new text begin A determination or amended determination of eligibility or ineligibility issued under
section 268B.07 that was sent before the withdrawal of the benefit account, remains in effect
and is not voided by the withdrawal of the benefit account.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [268B.05] CONTINUED REQUEST FOR BENEFITS.
new text end

new text begin A continued request for family or medical leave benefits is a certification by an applicant,
done on a weekly basis, that the applicant is unable to perform usual work due to a qualifying
event and meets the ongoing eligibility requirements for benefits under section 268B.06. A
continued request must include information on possible issues of ineligibility.
new text end

Sec. 10.

new text begin [268B.06] ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; PAYMENTS THAT AFFECT
BENEFITS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Eligibility conditions. new text end

new text begin (a) An applicant may be eligible to receive family
or medical leave benefits for any week if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the applicant has filed a continued request for benefits for that week under section
268B.05;
new text end

new text begin (2) the week for which benefits are requested is in the applicant's benefit year;
new text end

new text begin (3) the applicant was unable to perform regular work due to a serious health condition,
a qualifying exigency, safety leave, family care, bonding, pregnancy, or recovery from
pregnancy for the period required under subdivision 2;
new text end

new text begin (4) the applicant has sufficient wage credits from an employer or employers as defined
in section 268B.01, subdivision 41, to establish a benefit account under section 268B.04;
and
new text end

new text begin (5) an applicant requesting benefits under this chapter must fulfill certification
requirements under subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (b) A self-employed individual or independent contractor who has elected and been
approved for coverage under section 268B.11 need not fulfill the requirement of paragraph
(a), clause (4).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Seven-day qualifying event. new text end

new text begin (a) The period for which an applicant is seeking
benefits must be or have been based on a single event of at least seven calendar days' duration
related to pregnancy, recovery from pregnancy, family care, a qualifying exigency, safety
leave, or the applicant's serious health condition. The days need not be consecutive.
new text end

new text begin (b) Benefits related to bonding need not meet the seven-day qualifying event requirement.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must use the rulemaking authority under section 268B.02,
subdivision 3, to adopt rules regarding what serious health conditions and other events are
prospectively presumed to constitute seven-day qualifying events under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Certification. new text end

new text begin (a) Certification for an applicant taking leave related to the
applicant's serious health condition shall be sufficient if the certification states the date on
which the serious health condition began, the probable duration of the condition, and the
appropriate medical facts within the knowledge of the health care provider as required by
the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) Certification for an applicant taking leave to care for a family member with a serious
health condition shall be sufficient if the certification states the date on which the serious
health condition commenced, the probable duration of the condition, the appropriate medical
facts within the knowledge of the health care provider as required by the commissioner, a
statement that the family member requires care, and an estimate of the amount of time that
the family member will require care.
new text end

new text begin (c) Certification for an applicant taking leave related to pregnancy shall be sufficient if
the certification states the expected due date and recovery period based on appropriate
medical facts within the knowledge of the health care provider.
new text end

new text begin (d) Certification for an applicant taking bonding leave because of the birth of the
applicant's child shall be sufficient if the certification includes either the child's birth
certificate or a document issued by the health care provider of the child or the health care
provider of the person who gave birth, stating the child's birth date.
new text end

new text begin (e) Certification for an applicant taking bonding leave because of the placement of a
child with the applicant for adoption or foster care shall be sufficient if the applicant provides
a document issued by the health care provider of the child, an adoption or foster care agency
involved in the placement, or by other individuals as determined by the commissioner that
confirms the placement and the date of placement. To the extent that the status of an applicant
as an adoptive or foster parent changes while an application for benefits is pending, or while
the covered individual is receiving benefits, the applicant must notify the department of
such change in status in writing.
new text end

new text begin (f) Certification for an applicant taking leave because of a qualifying exigency shall be
sufficient if the certification includes:
new text end

new text begin (1) a copy of the family member's active-duty orders;
new text end

new text begin (2) other documentation issued by the United States armed forces; or
new text end

new text begin (3) other documentation permitted by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (g) Certification for an applicant taking safety leave is sufficient if the certification
includes a court record or documentation signed by a volunteer or employee of a victim's
services organization, an attorney, a police officer, or an antiviolence counselor. The
commissioner must not require disclosure of details relating to an applicant's or applicant's
family member's domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking.
new text end

new text begin (h) Certifications under paragraphs (a) to (e) must be reviewed and signed by a health
care provider with knowledge of the qualifying event associated with the leave.
new text end

new text begin (i) For a leave taken on an intermittent or reduced-schedule basis, based on a serious
health condition of an applicant or applicant's family member, the certification under this
subdivision must include an explanation of how such leave would be medically beneficial
to the individual with the serious health condition.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Not eligible. new text end

new text begin An applicant is ineligible for family or medical leave benefits for
any portion of a typical workweek:
new text end

new text begin (1) that occurs before the effective date of a benefit account;
new text end

new text begin (2) that the applicant has an outstanding misrepresentation overpayment balance under
section 268B.185, subdivision 5, including any penalties and interest;
new text end

new text begin (3) that the applicant fails or refuses to provide information on an issue of ineligibility
required under section 268B.07, subdivision 2; or
new text end

new text begin (4) for which the applicant worked for pay.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Vacation, sick leave, and supplemental benefit payments. new text end

new text begin (a) An applicant
is not eligible to receive benefits for any portion of a typical workweek the applicant is
receiving, has received, or will receive vacation pay, sick pay, or personal time off pay, also
known as "PTO."
new text end

new text begin (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply:
new text end

new text begin (1) upon a permanent separation from employment;
new text end

new text begin (2) to payments from a vacation fund administered by a union or a third party not under
the control of the employer; or
new text end

new text begin (3) to supplemental benefit payments, as defined in section 268B.01, subdivision 37.
new text end

new text begin (c) Payments under this subdivision are applied to the period immediately following the
later of the date of separation from employment or the date the applicant first becomes
aware that the employer will be making a payment. The date the payment is actually made
or received, or that an applicant must agree to a release of claims, does not affect the
application of this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Workers' compensation and disability insurance offset. new text end

new text begin (a) An applicant is
not eligible to receive benefits for any portion of a week in which the applicant is receiving
or has received compensation for loss of wages equal to or in excess of the applicant's
weekly family or medical leave benefit amount under:
new text end

new text begin (1) the workers' compensation law of this state;
new text end

new text begin (2) the workers' compensation law of any other state or similar federal law; or
new text end

new text begin (3) any insurance or trust fund paid in whole or in part by an employer.
new text end

new text begin (b) This subdivision does not apply to an applicant who has a claim pending for loss of
wages under paragraph (a). If the applicant later receives compensation as a result of the
pending claim, the applicant is subject to paragraph (a) and the family or medical leave
benefits paid are overpaid benefits under section 268B.185.
new text end

new text begin (c) If the amount of compensation described under paragraph (a) for any week is less
than the applicant's weekly family or medical leave benefit amount, benefits requested for
that week are reduced by the amount of that compensation payment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Separation, severance, or bonus payments. new text end

new text begin (a) An applicant is not eligible
to receive benefits for any week the applicant is receiving, has received, or will receive
separation pay, severance pay, bonus pay, or any other payments paid by an employer
because of, upon, or after separation from employment. This subdivision applies if the
payment is:
new text end

new text begin (1) considered wages under section 268B.01, subdivision 43; or
new text end

new text begin (2) subject to the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax imposed to fund Social
Security and Medicare.
new text end

new text begin (b) Payments under this subdivision are applied to the period immediately following the
later of the date of separation from employment or the date the applicant first becomes
aware that the employer will be making a payment. The date the payment is actually made
or received, or that an applicant must agree to a release of claims, does not affect the
application of this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (c) This subdivision does not apply to vacation pay, sick pay, personal time off pay, or
supplemental benefit payment under subdivision 4.
new text end

new text begin (d) This subdivision applies to all the weeks of payment.
new text end

new text begin (e) Under this subdivision, if the payment with respect to a week is equal to or more
than the applicant's weekly benefit amount, the applicant is ineligible for benefits for that
week. If the payment with respect to a week is less than the applicant's weekly benefit
amount, benefits are reduced by the amount of the payment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Social Security disability benefits. new text end

new text begin (a) An applicant who is receiving, has
received, or has filed for primary Social Security disability benefits for any week is ineligible
for benefits for that week, unless:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Social Security Administration approved the collecting of primary Social Security
disability benefits each month the applicant was employed during the base period; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the applicant provides a statement from an appropriate health care professional who
is aware of the applicant's Social Security disability claim and the basis for that claim,
certifying that the applicant is available for suitable employment.
new text end

new text begin (b) If an applicant meets the requirements of paragraph (a), clause (1) or (2), there is no
deduction from the applicant's weekly benefit amount for any Social Security disability
benefits.
new text end

new text begin (c) Information from the Social Security Administration is conclusive, absent specific
evidence showing that the information was erroneous.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [268B.07] DETERMINATION ON ISSUES OF ELIGIBILITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Employer notification. new text end

new text begin (a) Upon a determination that an applicant is
entitled to benefits, the commissioner must promptly send a notification to each current
employer of the applicant, if any, in accordance with paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (b) The notification under paragraph (a) must include, at a minimum:
new text end

new text begin (1) the name of the applicant;
new text end

new text begin (2) that the applicant has applied for and received benefits;
new text end

new text begin (3) the week the benefits commence;
new text end

new text begin (4) the weekly benefit amount payable; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the maximum duration of benefits.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Determination. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must determine any issue of ineligibility
raised by information required from an applicant and send to the applicant and any current
base period employer, by mail or electronic transmission, a document titled a determination
of eligibility or a determination of ineligibility, as is appropriate, within two weeks.
new text end

new text begin (b) If an applicant obtained benefits through misrepresentation, the department is
authorized to issue a determination of ineligibility within 48 months of the establishment
of the benefit account.
new text end

new text begin (c) If the department has filed an intervention in a worker's compensation matter under
section 176.361, the department is authorized to issue a determination of ineligibility within
48 months of the establishment of the benefit account.
new text end

new text begin (d) A determination of eligibility or determination of ineligibility is final unless an appeal
is filed by the applicant within 20 calendar days after sending. The determination must
contain a prominent statement indicating the consequences of not appealing. Proceedings
on the appeal are conducted in accordance with section 268B.08.
new text end

new text begin (e) An issue of ineligibility required to be determined under this section includes any
question regarding the denial or allowing of benefits under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Amended determination. new text end

new text begin Unless an appeal has been filed, the commissioner,
on the commissioner's own motion, may reconsider a determination of eligibility or
determination of ineligibility that has not become final and issue an amended determination.
Any amended determination must be sent to the applicant and any employer in the current
base period by mail or electronic transmission. Any amended determination is final unless
an appeal is filed by the applicant within 20 calendar days after sending. Proceedings on
the appeal are conducted in accordance with section 268B.08.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Benefit payment. new text end

new text begin If a determination or amended determination allows benefits
to an applicant, the family or medical leave benefits must be paid regardless of any appeal
period or any appeal having been filed.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Overpayment. new text end

new text begin A determination or amended determination that holds an
applicant ineligible for benefits for periods an applicant has been paid benefits is an
overpayment of those family or medical leave benefits. A determination or amended
determination issued under this section that results in an overpayment of benefits must set
out the amount of the overpayment and the requirement that the overpaid benefits must be
repaid according to section 268B.185.
new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [268B.08] APPEAL PROCESS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Hearing. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall designate a chief benefit judge.
new text end

new text begin (b) Upon a timely appeal to a determination having been filed or upon a referral for
direct hearing, the chief benefit judge must set a time and date for a de novo due-process
hearing and send notice to an applicant and an employer, by mail or electronic transmission,
not less than ten calendar days before the date of the hearing.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may adopt rules on procedures for hearings. The rules need not
conform to common law or statutory rules of evidence and other technical rules of procedure.
new text end

new text begin (d) The chief benefit judge has discretion regarding the method by which the hearing is
conducted.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Decision. new text end

new text begin (a) After the conclusion of the hearing, upon the evidence obtained,
the benefit judge must serve by mail or electronic transmission to all parties the decision,
reasons for the decision, and written findings of fact.
new text end

new text begin (b) Decisions of a benefit judge are not precedential.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Request for reconsideration. new text end

new text begin Any party, or the commissioner, may, within
30 calendar days after service of the benefit judge's decision, file a request for reconsideration
asking the judge to reconsider that decision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Appeal to court of appeals. new text end

new text begin Any final determination on a request for
reconsideration may be appealed by any party directly to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Benefit judges. new text end

new text begin (a) Only employees of the department who are attorneys licensed
to practice law in Minnesota may serve as a chief benefit judge, senior benefit judges who
are supervisors, or benefit judges.
new text end

new text begin (b) The chief benefit judge must assign a benefit judge to conduct a hearing and may
transfer to another benefit judge any proceedings pending before another benefit judge.
new text end

Sec. 13.

new text begin [268B.085] LEAVE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Right to leave. new text end

new text begin Ninety calendar days from the date of hire, an employee
has a right to leave from employment for any day, or portion of a day, for which the employee
would be eligible for benefits under this chapter, regardless of whether the employee actually
applied for benefits and regardless of whether the employee is covered under a private plan
or the public program under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Notice to employer. new text end

new text begin (a) If the need for leave is foreseeable, an employee must
provide the employer at least 30 days' advance notice before leave under this chapter is to
begin. If 30 days' notice is not practicable because of a lack of knowledge of approximately
when leave will be required to begin, a change in circumstances, or a medical emergency,
notice must be given as soon as practicable. Whether leave is to be continuous or is to be
taken intermittently or on a reduced-schedule basis, notice need only be given one time, but
the employee must advise the employer as soon as practicable if dates of scheduled leave
change or are extended, or were initially unknown. In those cases where the employee is
required to provide at least 30 days' notice of foreseeable leave and does not do so, the
employee must explain the reasons why notice was not practicable upon request from the
employer.
new text end

new text begin (b) "As soon as practicable" means as soon as both possible and practical, taking into
account all of the facts and circumstances in the individual case. When an employee becomes
aware of a need for leave under this chapter less than 30 days in advance, it should be
practicable for the employee to provide notice of the need for leave either the same day or
the next day, unless the need for leave is based on a medical emergency. In all cases,
however, the determination of when an employee could practicably provide notice must
take into account the individual facts and circumstances.
new text end

new text begin (c) An employee shall provide at least verbal notice sufficient to make the employer
aware that the employee needs leave allowed under this chapter and the anticipated timing
and duration of the leave. An employer may require an employee giving notice of leave to
include a certification for the leave as described in section 268B.06, subdivision 3. Such
certification, if required by an employer, is timely when the employee delivers it as soon
as practicable given the circumstances requiring the need for leave, and the required contents
of the certification.
new text end

new text begin (d) An employer may require an employee to comply with the employer's usual and
customary notice and procedural requirements for requesting leave, absent unusual
circumstances or other circumstances caused by the reason for the employee's need for
leave. Leave under this chapter must not be delayed or denied where an employer's usual
and customary notice or procedural requirements require notice to be given sooner than set
forth in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (e) If an employer has failed to provide notice to the employee as required under section
268B.26, paragraph (a), (b), or (e), the employee is not required to comply with the notice
requirements of this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Bonding leave. new text end

new text begin Bonding leave taken under this chapter begins at a time requested
by the employee. Bonding leave must begin within 12 months of the birth, adoption, or
placement of a foster child, except that, in the case where the child must remain in the
hospital longer than the mother, the leave must begin within 12 months after the child leaves
the hospital.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Intermittent or reduced-leave schedule. new text end

new text begin (a) Leave under this chapter, based
on a serious health condition, may be taken intermittently or on a reduced-leave schedule
if such leave would be medically beneficial to the individual with the serious health condition.
For all other leaves under this chapter, leave may be taken intermittently or on a
reduced-leave schedule. Intermittent leave is leave taken in separate blocks of time due to
a single, seven-day qualifying event. A reduced-leave schedule is a leave schedule that
reduces an employee's usual number of working hours per workweek or hours per workday.
new text end

new text begin (b) Leave taken intermittently or on a reduced-schedule basis counts toward the
maximums described in section 268B.04, subdivision 5.
new text end

Sec. 14.

new text begin [268B.09] EMPLOYMENT PROTECTIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Retaliation prohibited. new text end

new text begin An employer must not retaliate against an
employee for requesting or obtaining benefits, or for exercising any other right under this
chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Interference prohibited. new text end

new text begin An employer must not obstruct or impede an
application for leave or benefits or the exercise of any other right under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Waiver of rights void. new text end

new text begin Any agreement to waive, release, or commute rights
to benefits or any other right under this chapter is void.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin No assignment of benefits. new text end

new text begin Any assignment, pledge, or encumbrance of benefits
is void. Benefits are exempt from levy, execution, attachment, or any other remedy provided
for the collection of debt. Any waiver of this subdivision is void.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Continued insurance. new text end

new text begin During any leave for which an employee is entitled to
benefits under this chapter, the employer must maintain coverage under any group insurance
policy, group subscriber contract, or health care plan for the employee and any dependents
as if the employee was not on leave, provided, however, that the employee must continue
to pay any employee share of the cost of such benefits.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Employee right to reinstatement. new text end

new text begin (a) On return from leave under this chapter,
an employee is entitled to be returned to the same position the employee held when leave
commenced or to an equivalent position with equivalent benefits, pay, and other terms and
conditions of employment. An employee is entitled to reinstatement even if the employee
has been replaced or the employee's position has been restructured to accommodate the
employee's absence.
new text end

new text begin (b)(1) An equivalent position is one that is virtually identical to the employee's former
position in terms of pay, benefits, and working conditions, including privileges, prerequisites,
and status. It must involve the same or substantially similar duties and responsibilities,
which must entail substantially equivalent skill, effort, responsibility, and authority.
new text end

new text begin (2) If an employee is no longer qualified for the position because of the employee's
inability to attend a necessary course, renew a license, fly a minimum number of hours, or
similar condition, as a result of the leave, the employee must be given a reasonable
opportunity to fulfill those conditions upon return from leave.
new text end

new text begin (c)(1) An employee is entitled to any unconditional pay increases which may have
occurred during the leave period, such as cost of living increases. Pay increases conditioned
upon seniority, length of service, or work performed must be granted in accordance with
the employer's policy or practice with respect to other employees on an equivalent leave
status for a reason that does not qualify for leave under this chapter. An employee is entitled
to be restored to a position with the same or equivalent pay premiums, such as a shift
differential. If an employee departed from a position averaging ten hours of overtime, and
corresponding overtime pay, each week an employee is ordinarily entitled to such a position
on return from leave under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin (2) Equivalent pay includes any bonus or payment, whether it is discretionary or
nondiscretionary, made to employees consistent with clause (1). If a bonus or other payment
is based on the achievement of a specified goal such as hours worked, products sold, or
perfect attendance, and the employee has not met the goal due to leave under this chapter,
the payment may be denied, unless otherwise paid to employees on an equivalent leave
status for a reason that does not qualify for leave under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin (d) Benefits under this section include all benefits provided or made available to
employees by an employer, including group life insurance, health insurance, disability
insurance, sick leave, annual leave, educational benefits, and pensions, regardless of whether
benefits are provided by a practice or written policy of an employer through an employee
benefit plan as defined in section 3(3) of United States Code, title 29, section 1002(3).
new text end

new text begin (1) At the end of an employee's leave under this chapter, benefits must be resumed in
the same manner and at the same levels as provided when the leave began, and subject to
any changes in benefit levels that may have taken place during the period of leave affecting
the entire workforce, unless otherwise elected by the employee. Upon return from a leave
under this chapter, an employee must not be required to requalify for any benefits the
employee enjoyed before leave began, including family or dependent coverages.
new text end

new text begin (2) An employee may, but is not entitled to, accrue any additional benefits or seniority
during a leave under this chapter. Benefits accrued at the time leave began must be available
to an employee upon return from leave.
new text end

new text begin (3) With respect to pension and other retirement plans, leave under this chapter must
not be treated as or counted toward a break in service for purposes of vesting and eligibility
to participate. If the plan requires an employee to be employed on a specific date in order
to be credited with a year of service for vesting, contributions, or participation purposes,
an employee on leave under this chapter must be treated as employed on that date. Periods
of leave under this chapter need not be treated as credited service for purposes of benefit
accrual, vesting, and eligibility to participate.
new text end

new text begin (4) Employees on leave under this chapter must be treated as if they continued to work
for purposes of changes to benefit plans. Employees on leave under this chapter are entitled
to changes in benefit plans, except those which may be dependent upon seniority or accrual
during the leave period, immediately upon return from leave or to the same extent they
would have qualified if no leave had been taken.
new text end

new text begin (e) An equivalent position must have substantially similar duties, conditions,
responsibilities, privileges, and status as the employee's original position.
new text end

new text begin (1) The employee must be reinstated to the same or a geographically proximate worksite
from where the employee had previously been employed. If the employee's original worksite
has been closed, the employee is entitled to the same rights as if the employee had not been
on leave when the worksite closed.
new text end

new text begin (2) The employee is ordinarily entitled to return to the same shift or the same or an
equivalent work schedule.
new text end

new text begin (3) The employee must have the same or an equivalent opportunity for bonuses,
profit-sharing, and other similar discretionary and nondiscretionary payments.
new text end

new text begin (4) This chapter does not prohibit an employer from accommodating an employee's
request to be restored to a different shift, schedule, or position which better suits the
employee's personal needs on return from leave, or to offer a promotion to a better position.
However, an employee must not be induced by the employer to accept a different position
against the employee's wishes.
new text end

new text begin (f) The requirement that an employee be restored to the same or equivalent job with the
same or equivalent pay, benefits, and terms and conditions of employment does not extend
to de minimis, intangible, or unmeasurable aspects of the job.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Limitations on an employee's right to reinstatement. new text end

new text begin An employee has no
greater right to reinstatement or to other benefits and conditions of employment than if the
employee had been continuously employed during the period of leave under this chapter.
An employer must be able to show that an employee would not otherwise have been
employed at the time reinstatement is requested in order to deny restoration to employment.
new text end

new text begin (1) If an employee is laid off during the course of taking a leave under this chapter and
employment is terminated, the employer's responsibility to continue the leave, maintain
group health plan benefits, and restore the employee cease at the time the employee is laid
off, provided the employer has no continuing obligations under a collective bargaining
agreement or otherwise. An employer would have the burden of proving that an employee
would have been laid off during the period of leave under this chapter and, therefore, would
not be entitled to restoration. Restoration to a job slated for layoff when the employee's
original position would not meet the requirements of an equivalent position.
new text end

new text begin (2) If a shift has been eliminated or overtime has been decreased, an employee would
not be entitled to return to work that shift or the original overtime hours upon restoration.
However, if a position on, for example, a night shift has been filled by another employee,
the employee is entitled to return to the same shift on which employed before taking leave
under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin (3) If an employee was hired for a specific term or only to perform work on a discrete
project, the employer has no obligation to restore the employee if the employment term or
project is over and the employer would not otherwise have continued to employ the employee.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Remedies. new text end

new text begin (a) In addition to any other remedies available to an employee in
law or equity, an employer who violates the provisions of this section is liable to any
employee affected for:
new text end

new text begin (1) damages equal to the amount of:
new text end

new text begin (i) any wages, salary, employment benefits, or other compensation denied or lost to such
employee by reason of the violation, or, in cases in which wages, salary, employment
benefits, or other compensation have not been denied or lost to the employee, any actual
monetary losses sustained by the employee as a direct result of the violation; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) reasonable interest on the amount described in item (i); and
new text end

new text begin (2) such equitable relief as may be appropriate, including employment, reinstatement,
and promotion.
new text end

new text begin (b) An action to recover damages or equitable relief prescribed in paragraph (a) may be
maintained against any employer in any federal or state court of competent jurisdiction by
any one or more employees for and on behalf of:
new text end

new text begin (1) the employees; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the employees and other employees similarly situated.
new text end

new text begin (c) The court in an action under this section must, in addition to any judgment awarded
to the plaintiff or plaintiffs, allow reasonable attorney fees, reasonable expert witness fees,
and other costs of the action to be paid by the defendant.
new text end

new text begin (d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow an employee to recover damages
from an employer for the denial of benefits under this chapter by the department, unless the
employer unlawfully interfered with the application for benefits under subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 15.

new text begin [268B.10] SUBSTITUTION OF A PRIVATE PLAN.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Application for substitution. new text end

new text begin Employers may apply to the commissioner
for approval to meet their obligations under this chapter through the substitution of a private
plan that provides paid family, paid medical, or paid family and medical benefits. In order
to be approved as meeting an employer's obligations under this chapter, a private plan must
confer all of the same rights, protections, and benefits provided to employees under this
chapter, including but not limited to benefits under section 268B.04 and employment
protections under section 268B.09. An employee covered by a private plan under this section
retains all applicable rights and remedies under section 268B.09.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Private plan requirements; medical benefit program. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner
must approve an application for private provision of the medical benefit program if the
commissioner determines:
new text end

new text begin (1) all of the employees of the employer are to be covered under the provisions of the
employer plan;
new text end

new text begin (2) eligibility requirements for benefits and leave are no more restrictive than as provided
under this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (3) the weekly benefits payable under the private plan for any week are at least equal to
the weekly benefit amount payable under this chapter, taking into consideration any coverage
with respect to concurrent employment by another employer;
new text end

new text begin (4) the total number of weeks for which benefits are payable under the private plan is
at least equal to the total number of weeks for which benefits would have been payable
under this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (5) no greater amount is required to be paid by employees toward the cost of benefits
under the employer plan than by this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (6) wage replacement benefits are stated in the plan separately and distinctly from other
benefits;
new text end

new text begin (7) the private plan will provide benefits and leave for any serious health condition or
pregnancy for which benefits are payable, and leave provided, under this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (8) the private plan will impose no additional condition or restriction on the use of
medical benefits beyond those explicitly authorized by this chapter or regulations
promulgated pursuant to this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (9) the private plan will allow any employee covered under the private plan who is
eligible to receive medical benefits under this chapter to receive medical benefits under the
employer plan; and
new text end

new text begin (10) coverage will continue under the private plan while an employee remains employed
by the employer.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a private plan may provide shorter durations of leave
and benefit eligibility if the total dollar value of wage replacement benefits under the private
plan for an employee for any particular qualifying event meets or exceeds what the total
dollar value would be under the public family and medical benefit program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Private plan requirements; family benefit program. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner
must approve an application for private provision of the family benefit program if the
commissioner determines:
new text end

new text begin (1) all of the employees of the employer are to be covered under the provisions of the
employer plan;
new text end

new text begin (2) eligibility requirements for benefits and leave are no more restrictive than as provided
under this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (3) the weekly benefits payable under the private plan for any week are at least equal to
the weekly benefit amount payable under this chapter, taking into consideration any coverage
with respect to concurrent employment by another employer;
new text end

new text begin (4) the total number of weeks for which benefits are payable under the private plan is
at least equal to the total number of weeks for which benefits would have been payable
under this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (5) no greater amount is required to be paid by employees toward the cost of benefits
under the employer plan than by this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (6) wage replacement benefits are stated in the plan separately and distinctly from other
benefits;
new text end

new text begin (7) the private plan will provide benefits and leave for any care for a family member
with a serious health condition, bonding with a child, qualifying exigency, or safety leave
event for which benefits are payable, and leave provided, under this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (8) the private plan will impose no additional condition or restriction on the use of family
benefits beyond those explicitly authorized by this chapter or regulations promulgated
pursuant to this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (9) the private plan will allow any employee covered under the private plan who is
eligible to receive medical benefits under this chapter to receive medical benefits under the
employer plan; and
new text end

new text begin (10) coverage will continue under the private plan while an employee remains employed
by the employer.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a private plan may provide shorter durations of leave
and benefit eligibility if the total dollar value of wage replacement benefits under the private
plan for an employee for any particular qualifying event meets or exceeds what the total
dollar value would be under the public family and medical benefit program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Use of private insurance products. new text end

new text begin Nothing in this section prohibits an
employer from meeting the requirements of a private plan through a private insurance
product. If the employer plan involves a private insurance product, that insurance product
must conform to any applicable law or rule.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Private plan approval and oversight fee. new text end

new text begin An employer with an approved
private plan is not required to pay premiums established under section 268B.14. An employer
with an approved private plan is responsible for a private plan approval and oversight fee
equal to $250 for employers with fewer than 50 employees, $500 for employers with 50 to
499 employees, and $1,000 for employers with 500 or more employees. The employer must
pay this fee (1) upon initial application for private plan approval, and (2) any time the
employer applies to amend the private plan. The commissioner must review and report on
the adequacy of this fee to cover private plan administrative costs annually beginning October
1, 2022, as part of the annual report established in section 268B.21.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Plan duration. new text end

new text begin A private plan under this section must be in effect for a period
of at least one year and, thereafter, continuously unless the commissioner finds that the
employer has given notice of withdrawal from the plan in a manner specified by the
commissioner in this section or rule. The plan may be withdrawn by the employer within
30 days of the effective date of any law increasing the benefit amounts or within 30 days
of the date of any change in the rate of premiums. If the plan is not withdrawn, it must be
amended to conform to provide the increased benefit amount or change in the rate of the
employee's premium on the date of the increase or change.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Appeals. new text end

new text begin An employer may appeal any adverse action regarding that employer's
private plan to the commissioner, in a manner specified by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Employees no longer covered. new text end

new text begin (a) An employee is no longer covered by an
approved private plan if a leave under this chapter occurs after the employment relationship
with the private plan employer ends, or if the commissioner revokes the approval of the
private plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) An employee no longer covered by an approved private plan is, if otherwise eligible,
immediately entitled to benefits under this chapter to the same extent as though there had
been no approval of the private plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Posting of notice regarding private plan. new text end

new text begin An employer with a private plan
must provide a notice prepared by or approved by the commissioner regarding the private
plan consistent with section 268B.26.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Amendment. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must approve any amendment to a private
plan adjusting the provisions thereof, if the commissioner determines:
new text end

new text begin (1) that the plan, as amended, will conform to the standards set forth in this chapter; and
new text end

new text begin (2) that notice of the amendment has been delivered to all affected employees at least
ten days before the submission of the amendment.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any amendments approved under this subdivision are effective on the date of the
commissioner's approval, unless the commissioner and the employer agree on a later date.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Successor employer. new text end

new text begin A private plan in effect at the time a successor acquires
the employer organization, trade, or business, or substantially all the assets thereof, or a
distinct and severable portion of the organization, trade, or business, and continues its
operation without substantial reduction of personnel resulting from the acquisition, must
continue the approved private plan and must not withdraw the plan without a specific request
for withdrawal in a manner and at a time specified by the commissioner. A successor may
terminate a private plan with notice to the commissioner and within 90 days from the date
of the acquisition.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Revocation of approval by commissioner. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may
terminate any private plan if the commissioner determines the employer:
new text end

new text begin (1) failed to pay benefits;
new text end

new text begin (2) failed to pay benefits in a timely manner, consistent with the requirements of this
chapter;
new text end

new text begin (3) failed to submit reports as required by this chapter or rule adopted under this chapter;
or
new text end

new text begin (4) otherwise failed to comply with this chapter or rule adopted under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must give notice of the intention to terminate a plan to the employer
at least ten days before taking any final action. The notice must state the effective date and
the reason for the termination.
new text end

new text begin (c) The employer may, within ten days from mailing or personal service of the notice,
file an appeal to the commissioner in the time, manner, method, and procedure provided by
the commissioner under subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin (d) The payment of benefits must not be delayed during an employer's appeal of the
revocation of approval of a private plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) If the commissioner revokes approval of an employer's private plan, that employer
is ineligible to apply for approval of another private plan for a period of three years, beginning
on the date of revocation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Employer penalties. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may assess the following monetary
penalties against an employer with an approved private plan found to have violated this
chapter:
new text end

new text begin (1) $1,000 for the first violation; and
new text end

new text begin (2) $2,000 for the second, and each successive violation.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must waive collection of any penalty if the employer corrects the
violation within 30 days of receiving a notice of the violation and the notice is for a first
violation.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may waive collection of any penalty if the commissioner determines
the violation to be an inadvertent error by the employer.
new text end

new text begin (d) Monetary penalties collected under this section shall be deposited in the family and
medical benefit insurance account.
new text end

new text begin (e) Assessment of penalties under this subdivision may be appealed as provided by the
commissioner under subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Reports, information, and records. new text end

new text begin Employers with an approved private
plan must maintain all reports, information, and records as relating to the private plan and
claims for a period of six years from creation and provide to the commissioner upon request.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Audit and investigation. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may investigate and audit plans
approved under this section both before and after the plans are approved.
new text end

Sec. 16.

new text begin [268B.11] SELF-EMPLOYED AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
ELECTION OF COVERAGE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Election of coverage. new text end

new text begin (a) A self-employed individual or independent
contractor may file with the commissioner by electronic transmission in a format prescribed
by the commissioner an application to be entitled to benefits under this chapter for a period
not less than 104 consecutive calendar weeks. Upon the approval of the commissioner, sent
by United States mail or electronic transmission, the individual is entitled to benefits under
this chapter beginning the calendar quarter after the date of approval or beginning in a later
calendar quarter if requested by the self-employed individual or independent contractor.
The individual ceases to be entitled to benefits as of the first day of January of any calendar
year only if, at least 30 calendar days before the first day of January, the individual has filed
with the commissioner by electronic transmission in a format prescribed by the commissioner
a notice to that effect.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may terminate any application approved under this section with
30 calendar days' notice sent by United States mail or electronic transmission if the
self-employed individual is delinquent on any premiums due under this chapter. If an
approved application is terminated in this manner during the first 104 consecutive calendar
weeks of election, the self-employed individual remains obligated to pay the premium under
subdivision 3 for the remainder of that 104-week period.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin A self-employed individual who applies for coverage under this
section must provide the commissioner with (1) the amount of the individual's net earnings
from self-employment, if any, from the two most recent taxable years and all tax documents
necessary to prove the accuracy of the amounts reported, and (2) any other documentation
the commissioner requires. A self-employed individual who is covered under this chapter
must annually provide the commissioner with the amount of the individual's net earnings
from self-employment within 30 days of filing a federal income tax return.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Premium. new text end

new text begin A self-employed individual who elects to receive coverage under
this chapter must annually pay a premium equal to one-half the percentage in section
268B.14, subdivision 5, clause (1), times the lesser of:
new text end

new text begin (1) the individual's self-employment premium base; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the maximum earnings subject to the FICA Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability
Insurance tax.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Benefits. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, a self-employed individual
who has applied to and been approved for coverage by the commissioner under this section
is entitled to benefits on the same basis as an employee under this chapter, except that a
self-employed individual's weekly benefit amount under section 268B.04, subdivision 1,
must be calculated as a percentage of the self-employed individual's self-employment
premium base, rather than wages.
new text end

Sec. 17.

new text begin [268B.12] WAGE REPORTING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Wage detail report. new text end

new text begin (a) Each employer must submit, under the employer
premium account described in section 268B.13, a quarterly wage detail report by electronic
transmission, in a format prescribed by the commissioner. The report must include for each
employee in covered employment during the calendar quarter, the employee's name, Social
Security number, the total wages paid to the employee, and total number of paid hours
worked. For employees exempt from the definition of employee in section 177.23,
subdivision 7, clause (6), the employer must report 40 hours worked for each week any
duties were performed by a full-time employee and must report a reasonable estimate of
the hours worked for each week duties were performed by a part-time employee. In addition,
the wage detail report must include the number of employees employed during the payroll
period that includes the 12th day of each calendar month and, if required by the
commissioner, the report must be broken down by business location and separate business
unit. The report is due and must be received by the commissioner on or before the last day
of the month following the end of the calendar quarter. The commissioner may delay the
due date on a specific calendar quarter in the event the department is unable to accept wage
detail reports electronically.
new text end

new text begin (b) The employer may report the wages paid to the next lower whole dollar amount.
new text end

new text begin (c) An employer need not include the name of the employee or other required information
on the wage detail report if disclosure is specifically exempted from being reported by
federal law.
new text end

new text begin (d) A wage detail report must be submitted for each calendar quarter even though no
wages were paid, unless the business has been terminated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Electronic transmission of report required. new text end

new text begin Each employer must submit the
quarterly wage detail report by electronic transmission in a format prescribed by the
commissioner. The commissioner has the discretion to accept wage detail reports that are
submitted by any other means or the commissioner may return the report submitted by other
than electronic transmission to the employer, and reports returned are considered as not
submitted and the late fees under subdivision 3 may be imposed.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Failure to timely file report; late fees. new text end

new text begin (a) Any employer that fails to submit
the quarterly wage detail report when due must pay a late fee of $10 per employee, computed
based upon the highest of:
new text end

new text begin (1) the number of employees reported on the last wage detail report submitted;
new text end

new text begin (2) the number of employees reported in the corresponding quarter of the prior calendar
year; or
new text end

new text begin (3) if no wage detail report has ever been submitted, the number of employees listed at
the time of employer registration.
new text end

new text begin The late fee is canceled if the wage detail report is received within 30 calendar days after
a demand for the report is sent to the employer by mail or electronic transmission. A late
fee assessed an employer may not be canceled more than twice each 12 months. The amount
of the late fee assessed may not be less than $250.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the wage detail report is not received in a manner and format prescribed by the
commissioner within 30 calendar days after demand is sent under paragraph (a), the late
fee assessed under paragraph (a) doubles and a renewed demand notice and notice of the
increased late fee will be sent to the employer by mail or electronic transmission.
new text end

new text begin (c) Late fees due under this subdivision may be canceled, in whole or in part, under
section 268B.16.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Missing or erroneous information. new text end

new text begin (a) Any employer that submits the wage
detail report, but fails to include all required employee information or enters erroneous
information, is subject to an administrative service fee of $25 for each employee for whom
the information is partially missing or erroneous.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any employer that submits the wage detail report, but fails to include an employee,
is subject to an administrative service fee equal to two percent of the total wages for each
employee for whom the information is completely missing.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Fees. new text end

new text begin The fees provided for in subdivisions 3 and 4 are in addition to interest
and other penalties imposed by this chapter and are collected in the same manner as
delinquent taxes and credited to the family and medical benefit insurance account.
new text end

Sec. 18.

new text begin [268B.13] EMPLOYER PREMIUM ACCOUNTS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must maintain a premium account for each employer. The
commissioner must assess the premium account for all the premiums due under section
268B.14, and credit the family and medical benefit insurance account with all premiums
paid.
new text end

Sec. 19.

new text begin [268B.14] PREMIUMS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Payments. new text end

new text begin (a) Family and medical leave premiums accrue and become
payable by each employer for each calendar year on the taxable wages that the employer
paid to employees in covered employment.
new text end

new text begin Each employer must pay premiums quarterly, at the premium rate defined under this
section, on the taxable wages paid to each employee. The commissioner must compute the
premium due from the wage detail report required under section 268B.12 and notify the
employer of the premium due. The premiums must be paid to the family and medical benefit
insurance account and must be received by the department on or before the last day of the
month following the end of the calendar quarter.
new text end

new text begin (b) If for any reason the wages on the wage detail report under section 268B.12 are
adjusted for any quarter, the commissioner must recompute the premiums due for that quarter
and assess the employer for any amount due or credit the employer as appropriate.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Payments by electronic payment required. new text end

new text begin (a) Every employer must make
any payments due under this chapter by electronic payment.
new text end

new text begin (b) All third-party processors, paying on behalf of a client company, must make any
payments due under this chapter by electronic payment.
new text end

new text begin (c) Regardless of paragraph (a) or (b), the commissioner has the discretion to accept
payment by other means.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Employee charge back. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding section 177.24, subdivision 4, or
181.06, subdivision 1, employers and covered business entities may deduct up to 50 percent
of annual premiums paid under this section from employee wages. Such deductions for any
given employee must be in equal proportion to the premiums paid based on the wages of
that employee, and all employees of an employer must be subject to the same percentage
deduction. Deductions under this section must not cause an employee's wage, after the
deduction, to fall below the rate required to be paid to the worker by law, including any
applicable statute, regulation, rule, ordinance, government resolution or policy, contract, or
other legal authority, whichever rate of pay is greater.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Wages and payments subject to premium. new text end

new text begin The maximum wages subject to
premium in a calendar year is equal to the maximum earnings in that year subject to the
FICA Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance tax.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Annual premium rates. new text end

new text begin The employer premium rates for the calendar year
beginning January 1, 2023, shall be as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) for employers participating in both family and medical benefit programs, 0.6 percent;
new text end

new text begin (2) for an employer participating in only the medical benefit program and with an
approved private plan for the family benefit program, 0.486 percent; and
new text end

new text begin (3) for an employer participating in only the family benefit program and with an approved
private plan for the medical benefit program, 0.114 percent.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Premium rate adjustments. new text end

new text begin (a) Beginning January 1, 2026, and each calendar
year thereafter, the commissioner must adjust the annual premium rates using the formula
in paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (b) To calculate the employer rates for a calendar year, the commissioner must:
new text end

new text begin (1) multiply 1.45 times the amount disbursed from the family and medical benefit
insurance account for the 52-week period ending September 30 of the prior year;
new text end

new text begin (2) subtract the amount in the family and medical benefit insurance account on that
September 30 from the resulting figure;
new text end

new text begin (3) divide the resulting figure by twice the total wages in covered employment of
employees of employers without approved private plans under section 268B.10 for either
the family or medical benefit program. For employers with an approved private plan for
either the medical benefit program or the family benefit program, but not both, count only
the proportion of wages in covered employment associated with the program for which the
employer does not have an approved private plan; and
new text end

new text begin (4) round the resulting figure down to the nearest one-hundredth of one percent.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must apportion the premium rate between the family and medical
benefit programs based on the relative proportion of expenditures for each program during
the preceding year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Deposit of premiums. new text end

new text begin All premiums collected under this section must be
deposited into the family and medical benefit insurance account.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Nonpayment of premiums by employer. new text end

new text begin The failure of an employer to pay
premiums does not impact the right of an employee to benefits, or any other right, under
this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 20.

new text begin [268B.145] INCOME TAX WITHHOLDING.
new text end

new text begin If the Internal Revenue Service determines that benefits are subject to federal income
tax, and an applicant elects to have federal income tax deducted and withheld from the
applicant's benefits, the commissioner must deduct and withhold the amount specified in
the Internal Revenue Code in a manner consistent with state law.
new text end

Sec. 21.

new text begin [268B.15] COLLECTION OF PREMIUMS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Amount computed presumed correct. new text end

new text begin Any amount due from an
employer, as computed by the commissioner, is presumed to be correctly determined and
assessed, and the burden is upon the employer to show its incorrectness. A statement by the
commissioner of the amount due is admissible in evidence in any court or administrative
proceeding and is prima facie evidence of the facts in the statement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Priority of payments. new text end

new text begin (a) Any payment received from an employer must be
applied in the following order:
new text end

new text begin (1) family and medical leave premiums under this chapter; then
new text end

new text begin (2) interest on past due premiums; then
new text end

new text begin (3) penalties, late fees, administrative service fees, and costs.
new text end

new text begin (b) Paragraph (a) is the priority used for all payments received from an employer,
regardless of how the employer may designate the payment to be applied, except when:
new text end

new text begin (1) there is an outstanding lien and the employer designates that the payment made
should be applied to satisfy the lien;
new text end

new text begin (2) the payment is specifically designated by the employer to be applied to an outstanding
overpayment of benefits of an applicant;
new text end

new text begin (3) a court or administrative order directs that the payment be applied to a specific
obligation;
new text end

new text begin (4) a preexisting payment plan provides for the application of payment; or
new text end

new text begin (5) the commissioner, under the compromise authority of section 268B.16, agrees to
apply the payment to a different priority.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Estimating the premium due. new text end

new text begin Only if an employer fails to make all necessary
records available for an audit under section 268B.21 and the commissioner has reason to
believe the employer has not reported all the required wages on the quarterly wage detail
reports, may the commissioner then estimate the amount of premium due and assess the
employer the estimated amount due.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Costs. new text end

new text begin (a) Any employer and any applicant subject to section 268B.185,
subdivision 2, that fails to pay any amount when due under this chapter is liable for any
filing fees, recording fees, sheriff fees, costs incurred by referral to any public or private
collection agency, or litigation costs, including attorney fees, incurred in the collection of
the amounts due.
new text end

new text begin (b) If any tendered payment of any amount due is not honored when presented to a
financial institution for payment, any costs assessed the department by the financial institution
and a fee of $25 must be assessed to the person.
new text end

new text begin (c) Costs and fees collected under this subdivision are credited to the enforcement account
under section 268B.185, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Interest on amounts past due. new text end

new text begin If any amounts due from an employer under
this chapter are not received on the date due, the commissioner must assess interest on any
amount that remains unpaid. Interest is assessed at the rate of one percent per month or any
part of a month. Interest is not assessed on unpaid interest. Interest collected under this
subdivision is credited to the enforcement account under section 268B.185, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Interest on judgments. new text end

new text begin Regardless of section 549.09, if a judgment is entered
upon any past due amounts from an employer under this chapter, the unpaid judgment bears
interest at the rate specified in subdivision 5 until the date of payment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Credit adjustments;