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HF 2937

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 04/30/2018 10:12am

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to workforce development; modifying job training program requirements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.8747, subdivisions 2, 4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.8747, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Qualified job training program.

To qualify for grants under this section, a
job training program must satisfy the following requirements:

(1) the program must be operated by a nonprofit corporation that qualifies under section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(2) the program must spend, on average, $15,000 or more per graduate of the program;

(3) the program must provide education and training in:

(i) basic skills, such as reading, writing, mathematics, and communications;

(ii) thinking skills, such as reasoning, creative thinking, decision making, and problem
solving; and

(iii) personal qualities, such as responsibility, self-esteem, self-management, honesty,
and integrity;

(4) the program may provide income supplements, when needed, to participants for
housing, counseling, tuition, and other basic needs;

(5) deleted text beginthe program's education and training course must last for an average of at least six
months;
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deleted text begin (6)deleted text end individuals served by the program mustdeleted text begin:
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deleted text begin (i)deleted text end be 18 years of age or olderdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin as of the date of enrollment, and
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deleted text begin (ii)deleted text end have deleted text beginfederal adjusted grossdeleted text end new text beginhousehold new text endincome deleted text beginof no more than $12,000 per yeardeleted text end in
the calendar year immediately before entering the programnew text begin that is 100 percent or less of the
federal poverty guideline for Minnesota, based on family size
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deleted text begin (iii) have assets of no more than $10,000, excluding the value of a homestead; and
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deleted text begin (iv) not have been claimed as a dependent on the federal tax return of another person in
the previous taxable year; and
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deleted text begin (7)deleted text end new text begin(6) new text endthe program must be certified by the commissioner of employment and economic
development as meeting the requirements of this subdivision.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.8747, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Duties of program.

(a) A program certified by the commissioner under
subdivision 2 must comply with the requirements of this subdivision.

(b) A program must maintain records for each qualified graduate. The records must
include information sufficient to verify the graduate's eligibility under this section, identify
the employer, and describe the job including its compensation rate and benefits.

(c) A program deleted text beginmust report by January 1 of each year to the commissioner. The report
must include, at least, information on:
deleted text endnew text begin is subject to the reporting requirements under section
116L.98.
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deleted text begin (1) the number of graduates placed;
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deleted text begin (2) demographic information on the graduates;
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deleted text begin (3) the type of position in which each graduate is placed, including compensation
information;
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deleted text begin (4) the tenure of each graduate at the placed position or in other jobs;
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deleted text begin (5) the amount of employer fees paid to the program;
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deleted text begin (6) the amount of money raised by the program from other sources; and
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deleted text begin (7) the types and sizes of employers with which graduates have been placed and retained.
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