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SF 121

as introduced - 91st Legislature, 2020 1st Special Session (2019 - 2020) Posted on 06/17/2020 07:35am

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 insurance; authorizing an extension of unemployment
insurance benefits for certain mining employees.

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

Section 1.new text beginMINING AND RELATED INDUSTRY EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT
BENEFITS PROGRAM.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Availability of extended benefits. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any other law to the
contrary, extended unemployment benefits are available from the Minnesota unemployment
insurance trust fund to an applicant who was laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic by:
new text end

new text begin (1) an iron ore mining industry employer; or
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new text begin (2) an employer providing goods or services to an iron mining industry employer if the
applicant was laid off due to the cessation or substantial reduction in operations of an iron
mining industry employer.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligibility requirements. new text end

new text begin An applicant is eligible to receive extended
unemployment benefits under this section for any week through the week ending March
31, 2021, if:
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new text begin (1) the applicant established a benefit account under Minnesota Statutes, section 268.07,
with a majority of the wage credits from an iron ore mining industry employer or an employer
providing goods or services to iron mining industry employers, and has exhausted the
maximum available amount of state or federal unemployment benefits available on that
benefit account; and
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new text begin (2) the applicant meets the same requirements that an applicant for regular unemployment
benefits must meet under Minnesota Statutes, section 268.069, subdivision 1.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Receipt of benefits. new text end

new text begin Receipt of extended benefits under this section are deferred
until eligibility for federal unemployment benefits have been exhausted.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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