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SF 42

as introduced - 91st Legislature, 2020 1st Special Session (2019 - 2020) Posted on 06/22/2020 09:06am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to unemployment; allowing high school students to be eligible for federal
pandemic unemployment assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
268.085, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 268.085, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Not eligible.

An applicant is ineligible for unemployment benefits for any week:

(1) that occurs before the effective date of a benefit account;

(2) that the applicant, at any time during the week, has an outstanding misrepresentation
overpayment balance under section 268.18, subdivision 2, including any penalties and
interest;

(3) that occurs in a period when the applicant is a student in attendance at, or on vacation
from a secondary school including the period between academic years or termsnew text begin, except that
an applicant in attendance at or on vacation from a secondary school shall be eligible for
federally funded unemployment assistance, including but not limited to the Federal Pandemic
Unemployment Compensation program, if the applicant meets federal eligibility
requirements
new text end;

(4) that the applicant is incarcerated or performing court-ordered community service.
The applicant's weekly unemployment benefit amount is reduced by one-fifth for each day
the applicant is incarcerated or performing court-ordered community service;

(5) that the applicant fails or refuses to provide information on an issue of ineligibility
required under section 268.101;

(6) that the applicant is performing services 32 hours or more, in employment, covered
employment, noncovered employment, volunteer work, or self-employment regardless of
the amount of any earnings; or

(7) with respect to which the applicant has filed an application for unemployment benefits
under any federal law or the law of any other state. If the appropriate agency finally
determines that the applicant is not entitled to establish a benefit account under federal law
or the law of any other state, this clause does not apply.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
is retroactive from March 16, 2020.
new text end