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HF 2867

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2018 10:23am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to workforce development; prescribing membership terms of members on
the governor's Workforce Development Board; amending Minnesota Statutes 2017
Supplement, section 116L.665, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 116L.665, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Membership.

(a) The governor's Workforce Development Board is composed
of members appointed by the governor. In selecting the representatives of the board, the
governor shall ensure thatnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end a majority of the members come from the private sector, pursuant to United States
Code, title 29, section 3111deleted text begin. For the public members, membership terms, compensation of
members, and removal of members are governed by section 15.059, subdivisions 2, 3, and
4.
deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end to the extent practicable, the membership deleted text beginshould bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end balanced as to gender and
ethnic diversitydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (3) each congressional district is represented by at least two members; and
new text end

new text begin (4) approximately one-third of the members must reside outside a metropolitan county
as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 4.
new text end

new text begin For the public members, membership terms, compensation of members, and removal of
members are governed by section 15.059, subdivisions 2, 3, and 4.
new text end

(b) No person shall serve as a member of more than one category described in paragraph
(c).

(c) Voting members shall consist of the following:

(1) the governor or the governor's designee;

(2) two members of the house of representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the
house and one appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;

(3) two members of the senate, one appointed by the senate majority leader and one
appointed by the senate minority leader;

(4) a majority of the members must be representatives of businesses in the state appointed
by the governor who:

(i) are owners of businesses, chief executives, or operating officers of businesses, or
other business executives or employers with optimum policy-making or hiring authority
and who, in addition, may be members of a local board under United States Code, title 29,
section 3122(b)(2)(A)(i);

(ii) represent businesses, including small businesses, or organizations representing
businesses that provide employment opportunities that, at a minimum, include high-quality,
work-relevant training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations in
the state; and

(iii) are appointed from individuals nominated by state business organizations and
business trade associations;

(5) six representatives of labor organizations appointed by the governor, including:

(i) representatives of labor organizations who have been nominated by state labor
federations; and

(ii) a member of a labor organization or a training director from a joint labor organization;

(6) commissioners of the state agencies with primary responsibility for core programs
identified within the state plan including:

(i) the Department of Employment and Economic Development;

(ii) the Department of Education; and

(iii) the Department of Human Services;

(7) two chief elected officials, appointed by the governor, collectively representing cities
and counties;

(8) two representatives who are people of color or people with disabilities, appointed
by the governor, of community-based organizations that have demonstrated experience and
expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of individuals with
barriers to employment; and

(9) four officials responsible for education programs in the state, appointed by the
governor, including chief executive officers of community colleges and other institutions
of higher education, including:

(i) the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities;

(ii) the president of the University of Minnesota;

(iii) a president from a private postsecondary school; and

(iv) a representative of career and technical education.

(d) The nonvoting members of the board shall be appointed by the governor and consist
of one of each of the following:

(1) a representative of Adult Basic Education;

(2) a representative of public libraries;

(3) a person with expertise in women's economic security;

(4) the chair or executive director of the Minnesota Workforce Council Association;

(5) the commissioner of labor and industry;

(6) the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education;

(7) the commissioner of corrections;

(8) the commissioner of management and budget;

(9) two representatives of community-based organizations who are people of color or
people with disabilities who have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the
employment, training, and education needs of individuals with barriers to employment;

(10) a representative of secondary, postsecondary, or career-technical education;

(11) a representative of school-based service learning;

(12) a representative of the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans;

(13) a representative of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs;

(14) a representative of the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage;

(15) a representative of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council;

(16) a representative of the Minnesota State Council on Disability; and

(17) a representative of the Office on the Economic Status of Women.

(e) Each member shall be appointed for a term of three years from the first day of January
or July immediately following their appointment. Elected officials shall forfeit their
appointment if they cease to serve in elected office.