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SF 1044

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/26/2021 01:00pm

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; modifying eligibility for secondary students; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 268.085, subdivision 2; 268.133.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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;

deleted text begin (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 terms;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end 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;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end that the applicant fails or refuses to provide information on an issue of ineligibility
required under section 268.101;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end 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

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end 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 August 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 268.133, is amended to read:


268.133 UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS WHILE IN ENTREPRENEURIAL
TRAINING.

Unemployment benefits are available to dislocated workers participating in the converting
layoffs into Minnesota businesses (CLIMB) program under section 116L.17, subdivision
11. Applicants participating in CLIMB are considered in reemployment assistance training
under section 268.035, subdivision 21c. All requirements under section 268.069, subdivision
1
, must be met, except the commissioner may waive:

(1) the deductible earnings provisions in section 268.085, subdivision 5; and

(2) the 32 hours of work limitation in section 268.085, subdivision 2, clause deleted text begin(6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end. A
maximum of 500 applicants may receive a waiver at any given time.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2021.
new text end