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SF 1098

2nd Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/15/2021 07:11pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; labor and industry; appropriating money for
jobs and economic growth finance; classifying apprenticeship data on minors;
modifying employee notice requirements; requiring a written warning upon the
first finding of a violation determined not to be of a serious nature; modifying state
building code applicability and fire sprinkler requirements for public places of
accommodation; delaying implementation of the Public Employment Relations
Board; authorizing the continued operation of businesses during the COVID-19
pandemic with the use of a COVID-19 safety plan; modifying the Minnesota
business development public infrastructure grant program; extending certain job
creation goals for Minnesota investment fund grants during the COVID-19
pandemic; modifying certain unemployment benefits provisions; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 12.32; 13.7905, by adding a subdivision;
116J.431, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 178.012, subdivision 1;
181.032; 181.101; 181.939; 182.666, subdivision 3; 268.035, subdivision 21c;
268.085, subdivisions 2, 4a; 268.133; 268.136, subdivision 1; 326B.07, subdivision
1; 326B.106, subdivision 4; 326B.108, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding a subdivision;
326B.121, subdivision 2; 326B.133, subdivision 8; 326B.89, subdivision 4; Laws
2014, chapter 211, section 13, as amended; Laws 2017, chapter 94, article 1, section
2, subdivision 2, as amended; Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 7, article
1, sections 2, subdivision 2, as amended; 3, subdivision 4; Laws 2020, chapter 71,
article 2, sections 20; 22; 23; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 12; 181A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 181.9414; 268.085,
subdivision 4.

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

ARTICLE 1

APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginJOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH FINANCE.
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new text begin (a) The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for
each purpose. The figures "2022" and "2023" used in this article mean that the appropriations
listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, or June 30, 2023,
respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2022. "The second year" is fiscal year 2023. "The
biennium" is fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
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new text begin (b) If an appropriation in this article is enacted more than once in the 2021 regular or
special legislative session, the appropriation must be given effect only once.
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new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
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new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
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new text begin $
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new text begin 220,949,000
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 115,499,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 187,874,000
new text end
new text begin 83,674,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 700,000
new text end
new text begin 700,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 32,375,000
new text end
new text begin 31,125,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Business and Community Development
new text end

new text begin 142,379,000
new text end
new text begin 38,179,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 139,329,000
new text end
new text begin 35,129,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 700,000
new text end
new text begin 700,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 2,350,000
new text end
new text begin 2,350,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,787,000 each year is for the greater
Minnesota business development public
infrastructure grant program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.431. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,425,000 each year is for the business
development competitive grant program. Of
this amount, up to $29,000 is for
administration and monitoring of the business
development competitive grant program. All
grant awards shall be for two consecutive
years. Grants shall be awarded in the first year.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,772,000 each year is for contaminated
site cleanup and development grants under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.551 to
116J.558. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (d) $700,000 each year is from the remediation
fund for contaminated site cleanup and
development grants under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 116J.551 to 116J.558. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (e) $139,000 each year is for the Center for
Rural Policy and Development.
new text end

new text begin (f) $25,000 each year is for the administration
of state aid for the Destination Medical Center
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.40 to
469.47.
new text end

new text begin (g) $875,000 each year is for the host
community economic development program
established in Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.548.
new text end

new text begin (h) $3,000,000 the first year is for a grant to
the Minnesota Initiative Foundations. This is
a onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2025. The Minnesota Initiative
Foundations must use grant funds under this
section to:
new text end

new text begin (1) facilitate planning processes for rural
communities resulting in a community solution
action plan that guides decision making to
sustain and increase the supply of quality child
care in the region to support economic
development;
new text end

new text begin (2) engage the private sector to invest local
resources to support the community solution
action plan and ensure quality child care is a
vital component of additional regional
economic development planning processes;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide locally based training and technical
assistance to rural child care business owners
individually or through a learning cohort.
Access to financial and business development
assistance must prepare child care businesses
for quality engagement and improvement by
stabilizing operations, leveraging funding from
other sources, and fostering business acumen
that allows child care businesses to plan for
and afford the cost of providing quality child
care; or
new text end

new text begin (4) recruit child care programs to participate
in Parent Aware, Minnesota's quality and
improvement rating system, and other high
quality measurement programs. The Minnesota
Initiative Foundations must work with local
partners to provide low-cost training,
professional development opportunities, and
continuing education curricula. The Minnesota
Initiative Foundations must fund, through local
partners, an enhanced level of coaching to
rural child care providers to obtain a quality
rating through Parent Aware or other high
quality measurement programs.
new text end

new text begin (i)(1) $750,000 each year from the workforce
development fund is for grants to the
Neighborhood Development Center for small
business programs. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (2) Of the amount appropriated in the first
year, $150,000 is for outreach and training
activities outside the seven-county
metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (j) $8,000,000 each year is for the Minnesota
job creation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.8748. Of this amount, the
commissioner of employment and economic
development may use up to $160,000 for
administrative expenses. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (k) $11,356,000 each year is for the Minnesota
investment fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.8731. Of this amount, the
commissioner of employment and economic
development may use up to $225,000 for
administration and monitoring of the program.
In fiscal year 2024 and beyond, the base
amount is $12,495,000. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2025. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731, funds
appropriated to the commissioner for the
Minnesota investment fund may be used for
the redevelopment program under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 116J.575 and 116J.5761, at
the discretion of the commissioner. Grants
under this paragraph are not subject to the
grant amount limitation under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.8731.
new text end

new text begin (l) $1,000,000 the first year is for the airport
infrastructure renewal (AIR) grant program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.439.
In awarding grants with this appropriation, the
commissioner must prioritize eligible
applicants that did not receive a grant pursuant
to the appropriation in Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 7, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 2, paragraph (q).
new text end

new text begin (m) $1,000,000 each year is for the Minnesota
emerging entrepreneur loan program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18. Funds
available under this paragraph are for transfer
into the emerging entrepreneur program
special revenue fund account created under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116M, and are
available until expended. Of this amount, up
to $20,000 is for administration and
monitoring of the program.
new text end

new text begin (n) $325,000 each year is for the Minnesota
Film and TV Board. The appropriation in each
year is available only upon receipt by the
board of $1 in matching contributions of
money or in-kind contributions from nonstate
sources for every $3 provided by this
appropriation, except that each year up to
$50,000 is available on July 1 even if the
required matching contribution has not been
received by that date.
new text end

new text begin (o) $12,000 each year is for a grant to the
Upper Minnesota Film Office.
new text end

new text begin (p) $500,000 each year is from the general
fund for a grant to the Minnesota Film and TV
Board for the film production jobs program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116U.26.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2025.
new text end

new text begin (q) $4,195,000 each year is for the Minnesota
job skills partnership program under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116L.01 to
116L.17. If the appropriation for either year
is insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (r) $1,350,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for jobs training grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116L.42.
new text end

new text begin (s) $250,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Youthprise
to give grants through a competitive process
to community organizations to provide
economic development services designed to
enhance long-term economic self-sufficiency
in communities with concentrated East African
populations. Such communities include but
are not limited to Faribault, Rochester, St.
Cloud, Moorhead, and Willmar. Youthprise
must make at least 50 percent of these grants
to organizations serving communities located
outside the seven-county metropolitan area,
as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
473.121, subdivision 2. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (t) $125,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the Hmong
Chamber of Commerce to train ethnically
Southeast Asian business owners and
entrepreneurs in better business practices. Of
this amount, up to $5,000 may be used for
administrative costs. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (u) $200,000 the first year is for a grant to
Little Lakers Day Care Center. Grant funds
must be used to purchase kitchen equipment,
playground equipment, or for other costs
necessary for the operation of a child care
facility in Lake Crystal.
new text end

new text begin (v)(1) $100,000,000 the first year is for the
statewide small business relief loan guarantee
program in article 2, section 13. Of this
amount, $1,000,000 is for the commissioner
to make grants to QED lenders to provide
technical assistance to borrowers. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
December 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (2) Of the amount appropriated in clause (1),
50 percent is for loans to businesses located
in the seven-county metropolitan area. Of the
amount under this clause, the commissioner
may use a sum sufficient, not to exceed
$7,000,000, to satisfy the requirements of
article 2, section 13, subdivision 3, clause (7).
new text end

new text begin (3) Of the amount appropriated in clause (1),
50 percent is for loans to businesses not
located in the seven-county metropolitan area.
Of the amount under this clause, the
commissioner may use a sum sufficient, not
to exceed $7,000,000, to satisfy the
requirements of article 2, section 13,
subdivision 3, clause (7).
new text end

new text begin (4) Beginning January 1, 2022, any remaining
amount under clause (1) may be used for either
clause (2) or (3).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Employment and Training Programs
new text end

new text begin 28,936,000
new text end
new text begin 27,686,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 6,796,000
new text end
new text begin 6,796,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 22,140,000
new text end
new text begin 20,890,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $250,000 each year is for the higher
education career advising program.
new text end

new text begin (b) $500,000 each year from the general fund
and $500,000 each year from the workforce
development fund are for rural career
counseling coordinators in the workforce
service areas and for the purposes specified
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116L.667.
new text end

new text begin (c) $750,000 each year is for the women and
high-wage, high-demand, nontraditional jobs
grant program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116L.99. Of this amount, up to
$15,000 is for administration and monitoring
of the program.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,000,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for a grant to
Summit Academy OIC to expand their
contextualized GED and employment
placement program and STEM program. This
is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (e) $150,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for performance grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8747,
to the YWCA of St. Paul to provide job
training services and workforce development
programs and services, including job skills
training and counseling. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (f) $213,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for Minnesota Family
Resiliency Partnership programs under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116L.96. The
commissioner, through the adult career
pathways program, shall distribute the funds
to existing nonprofit and Minnesota Family
Resiliency Partnership programs. This is a
onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (g) $4,604,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund and $2,546,000
each year is from the general fund for the
pathways to prosperity competitive grant
program. Of this amount, up to $143,000 is
for administration and monitoring of the
program.
new text end

new text begin (h) $150,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for grants to the Minnesota
Grocers Association Foundation for Carts to
Careers, a statewide initiative to promote
careers, conduct outreach, provide job skills
training, and grant scholarships for careers in
the retail food industry. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (i) $250,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the American
Indian Opportunities and Industrialization
Center, in collaboration with the Northwest
Indian Community Development Center, to
reduce academic disparities for American
Indian students and adults. This is a onetime
appropriation. The grant funds may be used
to provide:
new text end

new text begin (1) student tutoring and testing support
services;
new text end

new text begin (2) training and employment placement in
information technology;
new text end

new text begin (3) training and employment placement within
trades;
new text end

new text begin (4) assistance in obtaining a GED;
new text end

new text begin (5) remedial training leading to enrollment
and to sustain enrollment in a postsecondary
higher education institution;
new text end

new text begin (6) real-time work experience in information
technology fields and in the trades;
new text end

new text begin (7) contextualized adult basic education;
new text end

new text begin (8) career and educational counseling for
clients with significant and multiple barriers;
and;
new text end

new text begin (9) reentry services and counseling for adults
and youth.
new text end

new text begin After notification to the chairs and minority
leads of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over jobs and economic
development, the commissioner may transfer
this appropriation to the commissioner of
education.
new text end

new text begin (j) $375,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the
Construction Careers Foundation for the
construction career pathway initiative to
provide year-round educational and
experiential learning opportunities for teens
and young adults under the age of 21 that lead
to careers in the construction industry. This is
a onetime appropriation. Grant funds must be
used to:
new text end

new text begin (1) increase construction industry exposure
activities for middle school and high school
youth, parents, and counselors to reach a more
diverse demographic and broader statewide
audience. This requirement includes, but is
not limited to, an expansion of programs to
provide experience in different crafts to youth
and young adults throughout the state;
new text end

new text begin (2) increase the number of high schools in
Minnesota offering construction classes during
the academic year that utilize a multicraft
curriculum;
new text end

new text begin (3) increase the number of summer internship
opportunities;
new text end

new text begin (4) enhance activities to support graduating
seniors in their efforts to obtain employment
in the construction industry;
new text end

new text begin (5) increase the number of young adults
employed in the construction industry and
ensure that they reflect Minnesota's diverse
workforce; and
new text end

new text begin (6) enhance an industrywide marketing
campaign targeted to youth and young adults
about the depth and breadth of careers within
the construction industry.
new text end

new text begin Programs and services supported by grant
funds must give priority to individuals and
groups that are economically disadvantaged
or historically underrepresented in the
construction industry, including but not limited
to women, veterans, and members of minority
and immigrant groups.
new text end

new text begin (k) $250,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Latino
Communities United in Service (CLUES) to
expand culturally tailored programs that
address employment and education skill gaps
for working parents and underserved youth by
providing new job skills training to stimulate
higher wages for low-income people, family
support systems designed to reduce
intergenerational poverty, and youth
programming to promote educational
advancement and career pathways. At least
50 percent of this amount must be used for
programming targeted at greater Minnesota.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (l) $700,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for performance grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8747,
to Twin Cities R!SE to provide training to
hard-to-train individuals. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (m) $875,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the Minnesota
Technology Association to support SciTech
Internship Program, a program that supports
science, technology, engineering, and math
(STEM) internship opportunities for two- and
four-year college students and graduate
students in their field of study. The internship
opportunities must match students with paid
internships within STEM disciplines at small,
for-profit companies located in Minnesota
having fewer than 250 employees worldwide.
At least 200 students must be matched in the
first year and at least 200 students must be
matched in the second year. No more than 15
percent of the hires may be graduate students.
Selected hiring companies shall receive from
the grant 50 percent of the wages paid to the
intern, capped at $2,500 per intern. The
program must work toward increasing the
participation among women or other
underserved populations. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (n) $500,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for the Opportunities
Industrialization Center programs. This
appropriation shall be divided equally among
the eligible centers.
new text end

new text begin (o) $300,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Bridges to
Healthcare to provide career education,
wraparound support services, and job skills
training in high-demand health care fields to
low-income parents, nonnative speakers of
English, and other hard-to-train individuals,
helping families build secure pathways out of
poverty while also addressing worker
shortages in one of Minnesota's most
innovative industries. Funds may be used for
program expenses, including but not limited
to hiring instructors and navigators; space
rental; and supportive services to help
participants attend classes, including assistance
with course fees, child care, transportation,
and safe and stable housing. In addition, up to
five percent of grant funds may be used for
Bridges to Healthcare's administrative costs.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (p) $400,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for performance grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8747,
to Avivo to provide low-income individuals
with career education and job skills training
that is fully integrated with chemical and
mental health services. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (q) $1,000,000 each year is for competitive
grants to organizations providing services to
relieve economic disparities in the Southeast
Asian community through workforce
recruitment, development, job creation,
assistance of smaller organizations to increase
capacity, and outreach. Of this amount, up to
$20,000 is for administration and monitoring
of the program.
new text end

new text begin (r) $300,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the Hmong
American Partnership, in collaboration with
community partners, for services targeting
Minnesota communities with the highest
concentrations of Southeast Asian joblessness,
based on the most recent census tract data, to
provide employment readiness training,
credentialed training placement, job placement
and retention services, supportive services for
hard-to-employ individuals, and a general
education development fast track and adult
diploma program. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (s) $1,000,000 each year is for a competitive
grant program to provide grants to
organizations that provide support services for
individuals, such as job training, employment
preparation, internships, job assistance to
parents, financial literacy, academic and
behavioral interventions for low-performing
students, and youth intervention. Grants made
under this section must focus on low-income
communities, young adults from families with
a history of intergenerational poverty, and
communities of color. Of this amount, up to
$20,000 is for administration and monitoring
of the program.
new text end

new text begin (t) $500,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Ujamaa Place
for job training, employment preparation,
internships, education, training in vocational
trades, housing, and organizational capacity
building. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (u) $750,000 each year is from the general
fund and $3,348,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for the
youth-at-work competitive grant program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116L.562.
Of this amount, up to $82,000 is for
administration and monitoring of the youth
workforce development competitive grant
program. All grant awards shall be for two
consecutive years. Grants shall be awarded in
the first year.
new text end

new text begin (v) $1,000,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for the
youthbuild program under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 116L.361 to 116L.366.
new text end

new text begin (w) $4,050,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for the
Minnesota youth program under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 116L.56 and 116L.561.
new text end

new text begin (x) $250,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Big Brothers
Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities for
workforce readiness, employment exploration,
and skills development for youth ages 12 to
21. The grant must serve youth in the Big
Brothers Big Sisters chapters in the Twin
Cities, central Minnesota, and southern
Minnesota. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (y) $1,000,000 the first year is from the
workforce development fund for performance
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.8747, to Goodwill Easter Seals
Minnesota and its partners. The grant shall be
used to continue the FATHER Project in
Rochester, Park Rapids, St. Cloud, St. Paul,
Minneapolis, and the surrounding areas to
assist fathers in overcoming barriers that
prevent fathers from supporting their children
economically and emotionally.
new text end

new text begin (z) $300,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for performance grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8747,
to the International Institute of Minnesota for
workforce training for new Americans in
industries in need for a trained workforce. This
is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (aa) $250,000 in the first year is from the
workforce development fund for a grant to the
ProStart and Hospitality Tourism Management
Program for a well-established, proven, and
successful education program that helps young
people advance careers in the hospitality
industry and addresses critical long-term
workforce shortages in that industry.
new text end

new text begin (bb) $750,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the Minnesota
Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs to administer
a statewide project of youth job skills and
career development. This project, which may
have career guidance components including
health and life skills, must be designed to
encourage, train, and assist youth in early
access to education and job seeking skills,
work-based learning experience including
career pathways in STEM learning, career
exploration and matching, and first job
placement through local community
partnerships and on-site job opportunities. This
grant requires a 25 percent match from
nonstate resources. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin General Support Services
new text end

new text begin 4,226,000
new text end
new text begin 4,226,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General Fund
new text end
new text begin 4,171,000
new text end
new text begin 4,171,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 55,000
new text end
new text begin 55,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $250,000 each year is for the publication,
dissemination, and use of labor market
information under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.401.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,269,000 each year is for transfer to the
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for
operating the Olmstead Compliance Office.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Trade Office
new text end

new text begin 2,292,000
new text end
new text begin 2,292,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $300,000 each year is for the STEP grants
in Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.979.
new text end

new text begin (b) $180,000 each year is for the Invest
Minnesota marketing initiative in Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.9781.
new text end

new text begin (c) $270,000 each year is for the Minnesota
Trade Offices under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.978.
new text end

new text begin (d) $50,000 each year is for the Trade Policy
Advisory Council under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.9661.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Vocational Rehabilitation
new text end

new text begin 36,691,000
new text end
new text begin 36,691,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 28,861,000
new text end
new text begin 28,861,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 7,830,000
new text end
new text begin 7,830,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $14,300,000 each year is for the state's
vocational rehabilitation program under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268A.
new text end

new text begin (b) $8,995,000 each year from the general fund
and $6,830,000 each year from the workforce
development fund are for extended
employment services for persons with severe
disabilities under Minnesota Statutes, section
268A.15. Of the amounts appropriated from
the general fund, $2,000,000 each year is for
rate increases to providers of extended
employment services for persons with severe
disabilities under Minnesota Statutes, section
268A.15.
new text end

new text begin (c) $2,555,000 each year is for grants to
programs that provide employment support
services to persons with mental illness under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 268A.13 and
268A.14.
new text end

new text begin (d) $3,011,000 each year is from the general
fund for grants to centers for independent
living under Minnesota Statutes, section
268A.11.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,000,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 268A.16, for employment
services for persons, including transition-age
youth, who are deaf, deafblind, or
hard-of-hearing. If the amount in the first year
is insufficient, the amount in the second year
is available in the first year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Services for the Blind
new text end

new text begin 6,425,000
new text end
new text begin 6,425,000
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, $500,000 each year is for
senior citizens who are becoming blind. At
least one-half of the funds for this purpose
must be used to provide training services for
seniors who are becoming blind. Training
services must provide independent living skills
to seniors who are becoming blind to allow
them to continue to live independently in their
homes.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND
INDUSTRY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 29,337,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 29,237,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 4,344,000
new text end
new text begin 4,244,000
new text end
new text begin Workers'
Compensation
new text end
new text begin 22,009,000
new text end
new text begin 22,009,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 2,984,000
new text end
new text begin 2,984,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin General Support
new text end

new text begin 8,260,000
new text end
new text begin 8,260,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin Workers'
Compensation
new text end
new text begin 5,960,000
new text end
new text begin 5,960,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development Fund
new text end
new text begin 1,400,000
new text end
new text begin 1,400,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $900,000 each year is from the general
fund for system upgrades. This is a onetime
appropriation. This appropriation includes
funds for information technology project
services and support subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 16E.0466. Any ongoing
information technology costs must be
incorporated into the service level agreement
and must be paid to the Office of MN.IT
Services by the commissioner of labor and
industry under the rates and mechanism
specified in that agreement.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,100,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for the youth
skills training grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 175.46. Of this amount, $100,000 each
year is for administration of the program.
new text end

new text begin (c) $300,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for the PIPELINE program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Labor Standards and Apprenticeship
new text end

new text begin 5,028,000
new text end
new text begin 4,928,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 3,344,000
new text end
new text begin 3,344,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 1,584,000
new text end
new text begin 1,584,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $2,046,000 each year is for wage theft
prevention.
new text end

new text begin (b) $151,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for prevailing wage
enforcement.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,133,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for the apprenticeship
program under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
178.
new text end

new text begin (d) $100,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for labor education and
advancement program grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 178.11, to expand and
promote registered apprenticeship training for
minorities and women.
new text end

new text begin (e) $200,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for grants to the
Construction Careers Foundation for the
Helmets to Hard Hats Minnesota initiative.
Grant funds must be used to recruit, retain,
assist, and support National Guard, reserve,
and active duty military members' and
veterans' participation into apprenticeship
programs registered with the Department of
Labor and Industry and connect them with
career training and employment in the building
and construction industry. The recruitment,
selection, employment, and training must be
without discrimination due to race, color,
creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, marital status, physical or mental
disability, receipt of public assistance, or age.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (f)(1) $100,000 in the first year is for a grant
to Independent School District No. 294,
Houston, for the Minnesota Virtual Academy's
career pathway program with Operating
Engineers Local 49. The program may include
up to five semesters of courses, and must lead
to eligibility into the Operating Engineers
Local 49 apprenticeship program. The grant
may be used to encourage and support student
participation in the career pathway program
through additional academic, counseling, and
other support services provided by the
student's enrolling school district to provide
these services. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2023; and
new text end

new text begin (2) by January 15, 2024, Independent School
District No. 294, Houston, must submit a
written report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees of the
legislature having jurisdiction over education
and workforce development describing
students' experiences with the program. The
report must document the program's spending,
list the number of students participating in the
program and entering the apprenticeship
program, and make recommendations for
improving support of career pathway programs
statewide.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Workers' Compensation
new text end

new text begin 11,882,000
new text end
new text begin 11,882,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the workers'
compensation fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Workplace Safety
new text end

new text begin 4,167,000
new text end
new text begin 4,167,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the workers'
compensation fund.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginWORKERS' COMPENSATION COURT
OF APPEALS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,283,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,283,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the workers'
compensation fund.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginBUREAU OF MEDIATION SERVICES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,165,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,165,000
new text end

new text begin $68,000 each year is for grants to area labor
management committees. Grants may be
awarded for a 12-month period beginning July
1 each year. Any unencumbered balance
remaining at the end of the first year does not
cancel but is available for the second year.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF REVENUE.
new text end

new text begin $20,550,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2021 from the general fund to the commissioner
of revenue for business relief payments to businesses that were otherwise eligible for the
payments under Laws 2020, Seventh Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 1, but for
an error in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code on record for
the business with either the Department of Revenue or the Department of Employment and
Economic Development at the time the relief program was enacted. Upon confirmation that
the corrected NAICS code is on record for a business and is one of the NAICS codes listed
in Laws 2020, Seventh Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 1, subdivision 2, paragraph
(b), clause (3), the commissioner of revenue shall issue a relief payment to the business in
an amount calculated as specified under Laws 2020, Seventh Special Session chapter 2,
article 1, section 1, subdivision 3. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2023.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 7. new text beginCANCELLATION; BUSINESS RELIEF PAYMENTS.
new text end

new text begin $20,650,000 of the appropriation in Laws 2020, Seventh Special Session chapter 2,
article 1, section 1, subdivision 7, is canceled.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 8. new text beginCANCELLATIONS; FISCAL YEAR 2021.
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,022,000 of the fiscal year 2021 general fund appropriation under Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 7, article 1, section 2, subdivision 4, is canceled.
new text end

new text begin (b) $203,000 of the fiscal year 2021 general fund appropriation under Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 7, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2, is canceled.
new text end

new text begin (c) $102,000 of the fiscal year 2021 general fund appropriation under Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 7, article 1, section 5, is canceled.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

ARTICLE 2

LABOR AND INDUSTRY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 13.7905, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Data on individuals who are minors. new text end

new text begin Disclosure of data on minors is governed
by section 181A.112.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 178.012, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Apprenticeship rules.

Federal regulations governing apprenticeship in
effect on deleted text beginJuly 1, 2013deleted text endnew text begin January 18, 2017new text end, as provided by Code of Federal Regulations, title
29, deleted text beginpartdeleted text endnew text begin partsnew text end 29, sections 29.1 to 29.6 and 29.11,new text begin and 30new text end are the apprenticeship rules in this
state, subject to amendment by this chapter or by rule under section 178.041.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 181.032, is amended to read:


181.032 REQUIRED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS BY EMPLOYER; NOTICE
TO EMPLOYEE.

(a) At the end of each pay period, the employer shall provide each employee an earnings
statement, either in writing or by electronic means, covering that pay period. An employer
who chooses to provide an earnings statement by electronic means must provide employee
access to an employer-owned computer during an employee's regular working hours to
review and print earnings statements.

(b) The earnings statement may be in any form determined by the employer but must
include:

(1) the name of the employee;

(2) the rate or rates of pay and basis thereof, including whether the employee is paid by
hour, shift, day, week, salary, piece, commission, or other method;

(3) allowances, if any, claimed pursuant to permitted meals and lodging;

(4) the total number of hours worked by the employee unless exempt from chapter 177;

(5) the total amount of gross pay earned by the employee during that period;

(6) a list of deductions made from the employee's pay;

(7) the net amount of pay after all deductions are made;

(8) the date on which the pay period ends;

(9) the legal name of the employer and the operating name of the employer if different
from the legal name;

(10) the physical address of the employer's main office or principal place of business,
and a mailing address if different; and

(11) the telephone number of the employer.

(c) An employer must provide earnings statements to an employee in writing, rather
than by electronic means, if the employer has received at least 24 hours notice from an
employee that the employee would like to receive earnings statements in written form. Once
an employer has received notice from an employee that the employee would like to receive
earnings statements in written form, the employer must comply with that request on an
ongoing basis.

(d) deleted text beginAt the start of employmentdeleted text endnew text begin On or before the date an employer provides an employee
with the employee's first earnings statement
new text end, an employer shall provide each employee a
deleted text begin writtendeleted text end noticenew text begin, either in writing or by electronic means,new text end containing the following information:

(1) the rate or rates of pay and basis thereof, including whether the employee is paid by
the hour, shift, day, week, salary, piece, commission, or other method, and the specific
application of any additional ratesnew text begin, as well as any pay schedule or range of pay for an
employee who is reasonably expected to move between job duties, classifications, and pay
or benefit structures in their day-to-day duties
new text end;

(2) allowances, if any, claimed pursuant to permitted meals and lodging;

(3) paid vacation, sick time, or other paid time-off accruals and terms of use;

(4) the employee's employment status and whether the employee is exempt from minimum
wage, overtime, and other provisions of chapter 177, and on what basis;

(5) a list of deductions that may be made from the employee's pay;

(6) the number of days in the pay period, the regularly scheduled pay day, and the pay
day on which the employee will receive the first payment of wages earned;

(7) the legal name of the employer and the operating name of the employer if different
from the legal name;

(8) the physical address of the employer's main office or principal place of business, and
a mailing address if different; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(9) the telephone number of the employerdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (10) a checkbox to indicate whether a hiring employer is a staffing agency and space
for a staffing agency to indicate the initial entity for which the employee will perform work.
new text end

(e) The employer must keep a copy of the notice under paragraph (d) signed by each
employee acknowledging receipt of the notice. new text beginAn employee's signature on the notice
constitutes acknowledgment of receipt of the notice and does not create a contract. For the
purposes of this paragraph, "signed" means a written signature or an electronic signature
as defined in section 325L.02.
new text endThe notice must be provided to each employee in English.
The English version of the notice must include text provided by the commissioner that
informs employees that they may request, by indicating on the form, the notice be provided
in a particular language. If requested, the employer shall provide the notice in the language
requested by the employee. The commissioner shall make available to employers the text
to be included in the English version of the notice required by this section and assist
employers with translation of the notice in the languages requested by their employees.

(f) new text beginThe notice requirement under paragraph (d) is satisfied for an employee if the
employee has received all of the information required in paragraph (d) specific to the
employee through a collective bargaining agreement, employee handbook, offer letter, or
a combination of those documents. In such an instance, the employer must retain a record
or listing of the referenced documents that satisfied the notice requirement in paragraph (d).
new text end

new text begin (g) new text endAn employer must provide the employee any deleted text beginwrittendeleted text end changes to the information
contained in the notice under paragraph (d) deleted text beginprior to thedeleted text endnew text begin, either in writing or by electronic
means, by the date of the employee's next earnings statement following the
new text end date the changes
take effect.new text begin The notice of changes to information under this paragraph does not require a
signature by the employee acknowledging receipt. The requirements of this paragraph are
satisfied if the changes to information are contained on the employee's next earnings
statement.
new text end

new text begin (h) Notice is not required under paragraph (g) to an employee for discretionary pay. For
the purposes of this section, "discretionary pay" means compensation paid by the employer
for which the amount and timing are not disclosed in advance by the employer and are at
the employer's sole discretion.
new text end

new text begin (i) Notice is not required under paragraph (g) to an employee employed by a staffing
agency upon subsequent job placements following the initial placement by the staffing
agency.
new text end

new text begin (j) The commissioner shall issue a written warning to an employer upon the first finding
of a violation or violations of the notice requirements found in paragraphs (d) to (g). For
purposes of this paragraph, discovery by the commissioner of more than one violation of
the notice requirements under paragraphs (d) to (g) at the same employer during the same
investigation shall be considered a single violation.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 181.101, is amended to read:


181.101 WAGES; HOW OFTEN PAID.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), every employer must pay all wages, including
salary, earnings, and gratuities earned by an employee at least once every 31 days and all
commissions earned by an employee at least once every three months, on a regular payday
designated in advance by the employer regardless of whether the employee requests payment
at longer intervals. Unless paid earlier, the wages earned during the first half of the first
31-day pay period become due on the first regular payday following the first day of work.
If wages or commissions earned are not paid, the commissioner of labor and industry or the
commissioner's representative may serve a demand for payment on behalf of an employee.
In addition to other remedies under section 177.27, if payment of wages is not made within
ten days of service of the demand, the commissioner may charge and collect the wages
earned at the employee's rate or rates of pay or at the rate or rates required by law, including
any applicable statute, regulation, rule, ordinance, government resolution or policy, contract,
or other legal authority, whichever rate of pay is greater, and a penalty in the amount of the
employee's average daily earnings at the same rate or ratesnew text begin, not exceeding 15 days in all, new text end
for each day beyond the ten-day limit following the demand. If payment of commissions is
not made within ten days of service of the demand, the commissioner may charge and collect
the commissions earned and a penalty equal to 1/15 of the commissions earned but unpaidnew text begin,
not exceeding 15 days in all,
new text end for each day beyond the ten-day limit. Money collected by the
commissioner must be paid to the employee concerned. This section does not prevent an
employee from prosecuting a claim for wages. This section does not prevent a school district,
other public school entity, or other school, as defined under section 120A.22, from paying
any wages earned by its employees during a school year on regular paydays in the manner
provided by an applicable contract or collective bargaining agreement, or a personnel policy
adopted by the governing board. For purposes of this section, "employee" includes a person
who performs agricultural labor as defined in section 181.85, subdivision 2. For purposes
of this section, wages are earned on the day an employee works. This section provides a
substantive right for employees to the payment of wages, including salary, earnings, and
gratuities, as well as commissions, in addition to the right to be paid at certain times.

(b) An employer of a volunteer firefighter, as defined in section 424A.001, subdivision
10, a member of an organized first responder squad that is formally recognized by a political
subdivision in the state, or a volunteer ambulance driver or attendant must pay all wages
earned by the volunteer firefighter, first responder, or volunteer ambulance driver or attendant
at least once every 31 days, unless the employer and the employee mutually agree upon
payment at longer intervals.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 181.939, is amended to read:


181.939 NURSING MOTHERSnew text begin, LACTATING EMPLOYEES, AND PREGNANCY
ACCOMMODATIONS
new text end.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Nursing mothers. new text end

(a) An employer must provide reasonable deleted text beginunpaiddeleted text end
break deleted text begintimedeleted text endnew text begin timesnew text end each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for her infant
childnew text begin during the twelve months following the birth of the childnew text end. The break time must, if
possible, run concurrently with any break deleted text begintimedeleted text endnew text begin timesnew text end already provided to the employee. An
employer is not required to provide break deleted text begintimedeleted text end new text begintimes new text endunder this section if to do so would
unduly disrupt the operations of the employer.new text begin An employer shall not reduce an employee's
compensation for time used for the purpose of expressing milk.
new text end

(b) The employer must make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location, in
close proximity to the work area, other than a bathroom or a toilet stall, that is shielded from
view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public and that includes access to an
electrical outlet, where the employee can express deleted text beginherdeleted text end milk in privacy. The employer would
be held harmless if reasonable effort has been made.

(c) For the purposes of this deleted text beginsectiondeleted text endnew text begin subdivisionnew text end, "employer" means a person or entity
that employs one or more employees and includes the state and its political subdivisions.

(d) An employer deleted text beginmaydeleted text end new text beginshall new text endnot retaliate against an employee for asserting rights or
remedies under this deleted text beginsectiondeleted text endnew text begin subdivisionnew text end.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Pregnancy accommodations. new text end

new text begin (a) An employer must provide reasonable
accommodations to an employee for health conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth
upon request, with the advice of a licensed health care provider or certified doula, unless
the employer demonstrates that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on
the operation of the employer's business. A pregnant employee shall not be required to
obtain the advice of a licensed health care provider or certified doula, nor may an employer
claim undue hardship for the following accommodations: (1) more frequent restroom, food,
and water breaks; (2) seating; and (3) limits on lifting over 20 pounds. The employee and
employer shall engage in an interactive process with respect to an employee's request for a
reasonable accommodation. "Reasonable accommodation" may include but is not limited
to temporary transfer to a less strenuous or hazardous position, seating, frequent restroom
breaks, and limits to heavy lifting. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subdivision,
an employer shall not be required to create a new or additional position in order to
accommodate an employee pursuant to this subdivision and shall not be required to discharge
an employee, transfer another employee with greater seniority, or promote an employee.
new text end

new text begin (b) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to affect any other provision of law
relating to sex discrimination or pregnancy or in any way diminish the coverage of pregnancy,
childbirth, or health conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth under any other provisions
of any other law.
new text end

new text begin (c) An employer shall not require an employee to take a leave or accept an
accommodation.
new text end

new text begin (d) An employer shall not retaliate against an employee for asserting rights or remedies
under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (e) For the purposes of this subdivision, "employer" means a person or entity that employs
fifteen or more employees and includes the state and its political subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective one year following enactment of this
section.
new text end

Sec. 6.

new text begin [181A.112] DATA ON INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE MINORS.
new text end

new text begin (a) When the commissioner collects, creates, receives, maintains, or disseminates the
following data on individuals who the commissioner knows are minors, the data are
considered private data on individuals, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12, except
for data classified as public data according to section 13.43:
new text end

new text begin (1) name;
new text end

new text begin (2) date of birth;
new text end

new text begin (3) Social Security number;
new text end

new text begin (4) telephone number;
new text end

new text begin (5) e-mail address;
new text end

new text begin (6) physical or mailing address;
new text end

new text begin (7) location data;
new text end

new text begin (8) online account access information; and
new text end

new text begin (9) other data that would identify participants who have registered for events, programs,
or classes sponsored by the Department of Labor and Industry.
new text end

new text begin (b) Data about minors classified under this section maintain their classification as private
data on individuals after the individual is no longer a minor.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 182.666, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Nonserious violations.

new text beginThe commissioner shall issue a written warning to an
employer upon the first finding of a violation determined not to be of a serious nature.
Thereafter,
new text endany employer who has received a citation for a violation of its duties under
section 182.653, subdivisions 2 to 4, where the violation is specifically determined not to
be of a serious nature as provided in section 182.651, subdivision 12, may be assessed a
fine of up to $7,000 for each violation.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin The amendments to this section are effective retroactively from
August 1, 2020, and expire the day following termination or recission of any executive
order that requires mandatory wearing of face coverings as it relates to the infectious disease
known as COVID-19 and businesses closed or limited to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy
by members of the public pursuant to executive orders related to the infectious disease
known as COVID-19 are allowed to fully operate with no capacity limitations.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 326B.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership.

(a) The Construction Codes Advisory Council consists of
the following members:

(1) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee representing the department's
Construction Codes and Licensing Division;

(2) the commissioner of public safety or the commissioner of public safety's designee
representing the Department of Public Safety's State Fire Marshal Division;

(3) one member, appointed by the commissioner, new text beginwith expertise in andnew text end engaged in each
of the following occupations or industries:

(i) certified building officials;

(ii) fire chiefs or fire marshals;

(iii) licensed architects;

(iv) licensed professional engineers;

(v) commercial building owners and managers;

(vi) the licensed residential building industry;

(vii) the commercial building industry;

(viii) the heating and ventilation industry;

(ix) a member of the Plumbing Board;

(x) a member of the Board of Electricity;

(xi) a member of the Board of High Pressure Piping Systems;

(xii) the boiler industry;

(xiii) the manufactured housing industry;

(xiv) public utility suppliers;

(xv) the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(xvi) local units of governmentdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (xvii) the energy conservation industry; and
new text end

new text begin (xviii) building accessibility.
new text end

(b) The commissioner or the commissioner's designee representing the department's
Construction Codes and Licensing Division shall serve as chair of the advisory council. For
members who are not state officials or employees, compensation and removal of members
of the advisory council are governed by section 15.059. The terms of the members of the
advisory council shall be four years. The terms of eight of the appointed members shall be
coterminous with the governor and the terms of the remaining nine appointed members
shall end on the first Monday in January one year after the terms of the other appointed
members expire. An appointed member may be reappointed. Each council member shall
appoint an alternate to serve in their absence.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 326B.106, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Special requirements.

(a) Space for commuter vans. The code must require
that any parking ramp or other parking facility constructed in accordance with the code
include an appropriate number of spaces suitable for the parking of motor vehicles having
a capacity of seven to 16 persons and which are principally used to provide prearranged
commuter transportation of employees to or from their place of employment or to or from
a transit stop authorized by a local transit authority.

(b) Smoke detection devices. The code must require that all dwellings, lodging houses,
apartment houses, and hotels as defined in section 299F.362 comply with the provisions of
section 299F.362.

(c) Doors in nursing homes and hospitals. The State Building Code may not require
that each door entering a sleeping or patient's room from a corridor in a nursing home or
hospital with an approved complete standard automatic fire extinguishing system be
constructed or maintained as self-closing or automatically closing.

(d) Child care facilities in churches; ground level exit. A licensed day care center
serving fewer than 30 preschool age persons and which is located in a belowground space
in a church building is exempt from the State Building Code requirement for a ground level
exit when the center has more than two stairways to the ground level and its exit.

(e) Family and group family day care. Until the legislature enacts legislation specifying
appropriate standards, the definition of dwellings constructed in accordance with the
International Residential Code as adopted as part of the State Building Code applies to
family and group family day care homes licensed by the Department of Human Services
under Minnesota Rules, chapter 9502.

(f) Enclosed stairways. No provision of the code or any appendix chapter of the code
may require stairways of existing multiple dwelling buildings of two stories or less to be
enclosed.

(g) Double cylinder dead bolt locks. No provision of the code or appendix chapter of
the code may prohibit double cylinder dead bolt locks in existing single-family homes,
townhouses, and first floor duplexes used exclusively as a residential dwelling. Any
recommendation or promotion of double cylinder dead bolt locks must include a warning
about their potential fire danger and procedures to minimize the danger.

(h) Relocated residential buildings. A residential building relocated within or into a
political subdivision of the state need not comply with the State Energy Code or section
326B.439 provided that, where available, an energy audit is conducted on the relocated
building.

(i) Automatic garage door opening systems. The code must require all residential
buildings as defined in section 325F.82 to comply with the provisions of sections 325F.82
and 325F.83.

(j) Exterior wood decks, patios, and balconies. The code must permit the decking
surface and upper portions of exterior wood decks, patios, and balconies to be constructed
of (1) heartwood from species of wood having natural resistance to decay or termites,
including redwood and cedars, (2) grades of lumber which contain sapwood from species
of wood having natural resistance to decay or termites, including redwood and cedars, or
(3) treated wood. The species and grades of wood products used to construct the decking
surface and upper portions of exterior decks, patios, and balconies must be made available
to the building official on request before final construction approval.

(k) Bioprocess piping and equipment. No permit fee for bioprocess piping may be
imposed by municipalities under the State Building Code, except as required under section
326B.92 subdivision 1. Permits for bioprocess piping shall be according to section 326B.92
administered by the Department of Labor and Industry. All data regarding the material
production processes, including the bioprocess system's structural design and layout, are
nonpublic data as provided by section 13.7911.

(l) Use of ungraded lumber. The code must allow the use of ungraded lumber in
geographic areas of the state where the code did not generally apply as of April 1, 2008, to
the same extent that ungraded lumber could be used in that area before April 1, 2008.

(m) Window cleaning safety. The code must require the installation of dedicated
anchorages for the purpose of suspended window cleaning on (1) new buildings four stories
or greater; and (2) buildings four stories or greater, only on those areas undergoing
reconstruction, alteration, or repair that includes the exposure of primary structural
components of the roof.

The commissioner may waive all or a portion of the requirements of this paragraph
related to reconstruction, alteration, or repair, if the installation of dedicated anchorages
would not result in significant safety improvements due to limits on the size of the project,
or other factors as determined by the commissioner.

new text begin Dedicated anchorages are not required for new buildings that are six stories or less if
the roof has a slope steeper than four units vertical by 12 units horizontal.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 326B.108, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definition.

For purposes of this section, "place of public accommodation"
means a publicly or privately owned facility that is designed for occupancy by deleted text begin200deleted text end new text begin100 new text endor
more people and is a sports or entertainment arena, stadium, theater, community or
convention hall, special event center, indoor amusement facility or water park, or indoor
swimming pool.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 326B.108, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Enforcement.

new text beginEffective July 1, 2017, new text endin a municipality that has not adopted
the code by ordinance under section 326B.121, subdivision 2, the commissioner shall enforce
this section in accordance with section 326B.107, subdivision 1.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 326B.108, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Fire sprinklers required. new text end

new text begin Automatic sprinkler systems for fire protection
purposes are required in a place of public accommodation if, on or after August 1, 2008:
new text end

new text begin (1) the facility was constructed, added to, or altered; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the facility has an occupant load of 300 or more.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 326B.121, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Municipal enforcement.

(a) If, as of January 1, 2008, a municipality has in
effect an ordinance adopting the State Building Code, that municipality must continue to
administer and enforce the State Building Code within its jurisdiction. The municipality is
prohibited from repealing its ordinance adopting the State Building Code. This paragraph
does not apply to municipalities with a population of less than 2,500 according to the last
federal census that are located outside of a metropolitan county, as defined in section 473.121,
subdivision 4
.

(b) If a municipality is not required by paragraph (a) to administer and enforce the State
Building Code, the municipality may choose to administer and enforce the State Building
Code within its jurisdiction by adopting the code by ordinance.

(c) A municipality must not by ordinance, or through development agreement, require
building code provisions regulating components or systems of any structure that are different
from any provision of the State Building Code. This subdivision does not prohibit a
municipality from enacting or enforcing an ordinance requiring existing components or
systems of any structure to be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition or in good repair,
but not exceeding the standards under which the structure was built, reconstructed, or altered,
or the component or system was installed, unless specific retroactive provisions for existing
buildings have been adopted as part of the State Building Code. A municipality may, with
the approval of the state building official, adopt an ordinance that is more restrictive than
the State Building Code where geological conditions warrant a more restrictive ordinance.
A municipality may appeal the disapproval of a more restrictive ordinance to the
commissioner. An appeal under this subdivision is subject to the schedule, fee, procedures,
cost provisions, and appeal rights set out in section 326B.139.

(d) A city may by ordinance and with permission of the township board extend the
administration and enforcement of the code to contiguous unincorporated territory not more
than two miles distant from its corporate limits in any direction if the code is not already
administered and enforced in the territory. Where two or more noncontiguous cities, which
have elected to administer and enforce the code, have boundaries less than four miles apart,
each is authorized to enforce the code on its side of a line equidistant between them. Once
enforcement authority is extended extraterritorially by ordinance, the authority may continue
to be exercised in the designated territory even though another city less than four miles
distant later elects to enforce the code. After the extension, the city may enforce the code
in the designated area to the same extent as if the property were situated within its corporate
limits. Enforcement of the code in an extended area outside a city's corporate limits includes
all rules, laws, and ordinances associated with administration of the code.

(e) A city cannot commence administration and enforcement of the code outside of its
jurisdiction until it has provided written notice to the commissioner, the county auditor, and
the town clerk of each town in which it intends to administer and enforce the code. A public
hearing on the proposed administration and enforcement must be held not less than 30 days
after the notice has been provided. Administration and enforcement of the code by the city
outside of its jurisdiction commences on a date determined by the city that is no less than
90 days nor more than one year after the public hearing.

(f) A municipality may enforce the State Building Code by any means that are convenient
and lawful, including entering into contracts with other municipalities under section 471.59
and with qualified individuals. The other municipalities or qualified individuals may be
reimbursed by retention or remission of some or all of the building permit fee collected or
by other means. If a municipality has no qualified employees of the municipality or other
municipalities or qualified individuals available to carry out inspection and enforcement,
the commissioner shall train and designate individuals available to carry out inspection and
enforcement. The commissioner may be reimbursed for the inspection by retention or
remission of some or all of the building permit fee collected or by other means.

(g) Nothing in this subdivision prohibits a municipality from adopting ordinances relating
to zoning, subdivision, or planning unless the ordinance conflicts with a provision of the
State Building Code that regulates components or systems of any structure.

new text begin (h) A municipality authorized to establish a border city enterprise zone as defined in
section 469.166 may by ordinance adopt building code provisions that are different from
provisions of the State Building Code for the purpose of reducing the required frost footing
depth for one- and two-family dwellings to match the requirements of an adjacent
municipality in a bordering state. Any reduction in required frost footing depth adopted by
a municipality under this paragraph shall be no lower than the minimum depth allowed in
Zone II under Minnesota Rules, part 1303.1600, subpart 1.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 326B.133, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Continuing education requirements; extension of time.

(a) This subdivision
establishes the number of continuing education hours required within each two-year
certification period.

A certified building official shall accumulate deleted text begin38deleted text end new text begin35 new text endhours of continuing education in
any education program that is approved under Minnesota Rules, part 1301.1000.

A certified building official-limited shall accumulate deleted text begin38deleted text end new text begin35 new text endhours of continuing education
in any education program that is approved under Minnesota Rules, part 1301.1000.

An accessibility specialist must accumulate nine hours of approved continuing education
hours in any of the education programs that are provided under Minnesota Rules, part
1301.1000, subpart 1 or 2. The nine hours must be in courses relating to building accessibility,
plan review, field inspection, or building code administration.

Continuing education programs may be approved as established in rule.

(b) Subject to sections 326B.101 to 326B.194, the commissioner may by rule establish
or approve continuing education programs for certified building officials dealing with
matters of building code administration, inspection, and enforcement.

Each person certified as a building official for the state must satisfactorily complete
applicable educational programs established or approved by the commissioner to renew
certification.

(c) The state building official may grant an extension of time to comply with continuing
education requirements if the certificate holder requesting the extension of time shows cause
for the extension. The request for the extension must be in writing. For purposes of this
section, the certificate holder's current certification effective dates shall remain the same.
The extension does not relieve the certificate holder from complying with the continuing
education requirements for the next two-year period.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 326B.89, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Purpose of fund.

new text begin(a) new text endThe purpose of this fund is to:

(1) compensate owners or lessees of residential real estate who meet the requirements
of this section;

(2) reimburse the department for all legal and administrative expenses, disbursements,
and costs, including staffing costs, incurred in administering and defending the fund;

(3) pay for educational or research projects in the field of residential contracting to
further the purposes of sections 326B.801 to 326B.825; and

(4) provide information to the public on residential contracting issues.

new text begin (b) No money from this fund may be transferred or spent unless the commissioner
determines that the money is being transferred or spent for one of the purposes in paragraph
(a).
new text end

Sec. 16.

Laws 2014, chapter 211, section 13, as amended by Laws 2015, First Special
Session chapter 1, article 7, section 1, Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 7, section 42, and
Laws 2017, chapter 94, article 12, section 1, is amended to read:


Sec. 13. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Sections 1 to 3 and 6 to 11 are effective July 1, 2020new text begin, to June 1, 2021, and after July 1,
2023
new text end. Sections 4, 5, and 12 are effective July 1, 2014.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin The amendments to this section are effective retroactively from
June 30, 2020, except that any investigation and proceedings related to an unfair labor
practice charge currently pending before the Public Employee Relations Board as of the
date of enactment of this section shall be conducted according to the process in place under
Minnesota Statutes, section 179A.13, as of July 1, 2020. Following enactment of this section
and until July 1, 2023, any employee, employer, employee or employer organization,
exclusive representative, or any other person or organization aggrieved by an unfair labor
practice as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 179A.13, shall bring an action for injunctive
relief and for damages caused by the unfair labor practice in the district court of the county
in which the practice is alleged to have occurred.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 181.9414, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective one year following enactment of this
section.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 12.32, is amended to read:


12.32 GOVERNOR'S ORDERS AND RULES, EFFECT.

new text begin Except as provided in section 12.321, new text endorders and rules promulgated by the governor
under authority of section 12.21, subdivision 3, clause (1), when approved by the Executive
Council and filed in the Office of the Secretary of State, have, during a national security
emergency, peacetime emergency, or energy supply emergency, the full force and effect of
law. Rules and ordinances of any agency or political subdivision of the state inconsistent
with the provisions of this chapter or with any order or rule having the force and effect of
law issued under the authority of this chapter, is suspended during the period of time and
to the extent that the emergency exists.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

new text begin [12.321] EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH
EMERGENCY FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE; EFFECT.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, any executive order relating to a public health
emergency for an infectious disease issued pursuant to section 12.21 or 12.31 that closes
or partially closes or proposes to close or partially close a business to ingress, egress, use,
and occupancy by members of the public must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be approved by the legislature with a simple majority vote in both the senate and the
house of representatives acting separately prior to implementation of the executive order;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) provide businesses subject to the executive order with 14 calendar days advanced
notice of the closure.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116J.431, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligible projects.

new text begin(a) new text endAn economic development project for which a county or
city may be eligible to receive a grant under this section includes:

(1) manufacturing;

(2) technology;

(3) warehousing and distribution;

(4) research and development;

(5) agricultural processing, defined as transforming, packaging, sorting, or grading
livestock or livestock products into goods that are used for intermediate or final consumption,
including goods for nonfood use; or

(6) industrial park development that would be used by any other business listed in this
subdivision even if no business has committed to locate in the industrial park at the time
the grant application is made.

new text begin (b) Up to 15 percent of the development of a project may be for a purpose that is not
included under this subdivision as an eligible project. A city or county must provide notice
to the commissioner for the commissioner's approval of the proposed project.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to projects that have been funded previously under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.431.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116J.431, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Ineligible projects.

deleted text beginThe followingdeleted text end Projectsnew text begin, including but not limited to the
following types,
new text end are deleted text beginnot eligibledeleted text end new text beginineligible new text endfor a grant under this section:

(1) retail development; or

(2) office space development, except as incidental to an eligible purpose.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to projects that have been funded previously under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.431.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116J.431, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Development restrictions expiration. new text end

new text begin After ten years from the date of the
grant award under this section, if an eligible project for which the public infrastructure was
intended has not been developed, any other lawful project may be developed and supported
by the public infrastructure. The city or county must notify the commissioner of the project.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to projects that have been funded previously under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.431.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Laws 2017, chapter 94, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, as amended by Laws
2017, First Special Session chapter 7, section 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Business and Community Development

$
46,074,000
$
40,935,000
Appropriations by Fund
General
$43,363,000
$38,424,000
Remediation
$700,000
$700,000
Workforce
Development
$1,861,000
$1,811,000
Special Revenue
$150,000
-0-

(a) $4,195,000 each year is for the Minnesota
job skills partnership program under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116L.01 to
116L.17. If the appropriation for either year
is insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available. This appropriation is
available until spent.

(b) $750,000 each year is for grants to the
Neighborhood Development Center for small
business programs:

(1) training, lending, and business services;

(2) model outreach and training in greater
Minnesota; and

(3) development of new business incubators.

This is a onetime appropriation.

(c) $1,175,000 each year is for a grant to the
Metropolitan Economic Development
Association (MEDA) for statewide business
development and assistance services, including
services to entrepreneurs with businesses that
have the potential to create job opportunities
for unemployed and underemployed people,
with an emphasis on minority-owned
businesses. This is a onetime appropriation.

(d) $125,000 each year is for a grant to the
White Earth Nation for the White Earth Nation
Integrated Business Development System to
provide business assistance with workforce
development, outreach, technical assistance,
infrastructure and operational support,
financing, and other business development
activities. This is a onetime appropriation.

(e)(1) $12,500,000 each year is for the
Minnesota investment fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.8731. Of this amount,
the commissioner of employment and
economic development may use up to three
percent for administration and monitoring of
the program. This appropriation is available
until spent.

(2) Of the amount appropriated in fiscal year
2018, $4,000,000 is for a loan to construct and
equip a wholesale electronic component
distribution center investing a minimum of
$200,000,000 and constructing a facility at
least 700,000 square feet in size. Loan funds
may be used for purchases of materials,
supplies, and equipment for the construction
of the facility and are available from July 1,
2017, to June 30, 2021. The commissioner of
employment and economic development shall
forgive the loan after verification that the
project has satisfied performance goals and
contractual obligations as required under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731.

(3) Of the amount appropriated in fiscal year
2018, $700,000 is for a deleted text beginloan to extend an
effluent pipe that will deliver reclaimed water
to an innovative waste-to-biofuel project
investing a minimum of $150,000,000 and
constructing a facility that is designed to
process approximately 400,000 tons of waste
annually. Loan
deleted text endnew text begin grant to the Metropolitan
Council under Minnesota Statutes, section
116.195, for wastewater infrastructure to
support industrial users in Rosemount that
require significant water use. Grant
new text end funds are
available until June 30, deleted text begin2021deleted text endnew text begin 2025new text end.

(f) $8,500,000 each year is for the Minnesota
job creation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.8748. Of this amount, the
commissioner of employment and economic
development may use up to three percent for
administrative expenses. This appropriation
is available until expended. In fiscal year 2020
and beyond, the base amount is $8,000,000.

(g) $1,647,000 each year is for contaminated
site cleanup and development grants under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.551 to
116J.558. This appropriation is available until
spent. In fiscal year 2020 and beyond, the base
amount is $1,772,000.

(h) $12,000 each year is for a grant to the
Upper Minnesota Film Office.

(i) $163,000 each year is for the Minnesota
Film and TV Board. The appropriation in each
year is available only upon receipt by the
board of $1 in matching contributions of
money or in-kind contributions from nonstate
sources for every $3 provided by this
appropriation, except that each year up to
$50,000 is available on July 1 even if the
required matching contribution has not been
received by that date.

(j) $500,000 each year is from the general fund
for a grant to the Minnesota Film and TV
Board for the film production jobs program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116U.26.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2021.

(k) $139,000 each year is for a grant to the
Rural Policy and Development Center under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.421.

(l)(1) $1,300,000 each year is for the greater
Minnesota business development public
infrastructure grant program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.431. This appropriation
is available until spent. If the appropriation
for either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available. In fiscal year
2020 and beyond, the base amount is
$1,787,000. Funds available under this
paragraph may be used for site preparation of
property owned and to be used by private
entities.

(2) Of the amounts appropriated, $1,600,000
in fiscal year 2018 is for a grant to the city of
Thief River Falls to support utility extensions,
roads, and other public improvements related
to the construction of a wholesale electronic
component distribution center at least 700,000
square feet in size and investing a minimum
of $200,000,000. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.431, a local match is
not required. Grant funds are available from
July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2021.

(m) $876,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for the Minnesota emerging
entrepreneur loan program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116M.18. Funds available
under this paragraph are for transfer into the
emerging entrepreneur program special
revenue fund account created under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 116M, and are available until
spent. Of this amount, up to four percent is for
administration and monitoring of the program.
In fiscal year 2020 and beyond, the base
amount is $1,000,000.

(n) $875,000 each year is for a grant to
Enterprise Minnesota, Inc. for the small
business growth acceleration program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116O.115. This
is a onetime appropriation.

(o) $250,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a grant
to the Minnesota Design Center at the
University of Minnesota for the greater
Minnesota community design pilot project.

(p) $275,000 in fiscal year 2018 is from the
general fund to the commissioner of
employment and economic development for
a grant to Community and Economic
Development Associates (CEDA) for an
economic development study and analysis of
the effects of current and projected economic
growth in southeast Minnesota. CEDA shall
report on the findings and recommendations
of the study to the committees of the house of
representatives and senate with jurisdiction
over economic development and workforce
issues by February 15, 2019. All results and
information gathered from the study shall be
made available for use by cities in southeast
Minnesota by March 15, 2019. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2020.

(q) $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a
grant to Pillsbury United Communities for
construction and renovation of a building in
north Minneapolis for use as the "North
Market" grocery store and wellness center,
focused on offering healthy food, increasing
health care access, and providing job creation
and economic opportunities in one place for
children and families living in the area. To the
extent possible, Pillsbury United Communities
shall employ individuals who reside within a
five mile radius of the grocery store and
wellness center. This appropriation is not
available until at least an equal amount of
money is committed from nonstate sources.
This appropriation is available until the project
is completed or abandoned, subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642.

(r) $1,425,000 each year is for the business
development competitive grant program. Of
this amount, up to five percent is for
administration and monitoring of the business
development competitive grant program. All
grant awards shall be for two consecutive
years. Grants shall be awarded in the first year.

(s) $875,000 each year is for the host
community economic development grant
program established in Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.548.

(t) $700,000 each year is from the remediation
fund for contaminated site cleanup and
development grants under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 116J.551 to 116J.558. This
appropriation is available until spent.

(u) $161,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the Rural
Policy and Development Center. This is a
onetime appropriation.

(v) $300,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Enterprise
Minnesota, Inc. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(w) $50,000 in fiscal year 2018 is from the
workforce development fund for a grant to
Fighting Chance for behavioral intervention
programs for at-risk youth.

(x) $1,350,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for job training
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116L.42.

(y)(1) $519,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for
grants to local communities to increase the
supply of quality child care providers in order
to support economic development. At least 60
percent of grant funds must go to communities
located outside of the seven-county
metropolitan area, as defined under Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2. Grant
recipients must obtain a 50 percent nonstate
match to grant funds in either cash or in-kind
contributions. Grant funds available under this
paragraph must be used to implement solutions
to reduce the child care shortage in the state
including but not limited to funding for child
care business start-ups or expansions, training,
facility modifications or improvements
required for licensing, and assistance with
licensing and other regulatory requirements.
In awarding grants, the commissioner must
give priority to communities that have
documented a shortage of child care providers
in the area.

(2) Within one year of receiving grant funds,
grant recipients must report to the
commissioner on the outcomes of the grant
program including but not limited to the
number of new providers, the number of
additional child care provider jobs created, the
number of additional child care slots, and the
amount of local funds invested.

(3) By January 1 of each year, starting in 2019,
the commissioner must report to the standing
committees of the legislature having
jurisdiction over child care and economic
development on the outcomes of the program
to date.

(z) $319,000 in fiscal year 2018 is from the
general fund for a grant to the East Phillips
Improvement Coalition to create the East
Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) to
expand culturally tailored resources that
address small business growth and create
green jobs. The grant shall fund the
collaborative work of Tamales y Bicicletas,
Little Earth of the United Tribes, a nonprofit
serving East Africans, and other coalition
members deleted text begintowardsdeleted text endnew text begin towardnew text end developing EPNI as
a community space to host activities including,
but not limited to, creation and expansion of
small businesses, culturally specific
entrepreneurial activities, indoor urban
farming, job training, education, and skills
development for residents of this low-income,
environmental justice designated
neighborhood. Eligible uses for grant funds
include, but are not limited to, planning and
start-up costs, staff and consultant costs,
building improvements, rent, supplies, utilities,
vehicles, marketing, and program activities.
The commissioner shall submit a report on
grant activities and quantifiable outcomes to
the committees of the house of representatives
and the senate with jurisdiction over economic
development by December 15, 2020. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2020.

(aa) $150,000 the first year is from the
renewable development account in the special
revenue fund established in Minnesota
Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, to
conduct the biomass facility closure economic
impact study.

(bb)(1)$300,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a
grant to East Side Enterprise Center (ESEC)
to expand culturally tailored resources that
address small business growth and job
creation. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2020. The appropriation shall fund
the work of African Economic Development
Solutions, the Asian Economic Development
Association, the Dayton's Bluff Community
Council, and the Latino Economic
Development Center in a collaborative
approach to economic development that is
effective with smaller, culturally diverse
communities that seek to increase the
productivity and success of new immigrant
and minority populations living and working
in the community. Programs shall provide
minority business growth and capacity
building that generate wealth and jobs creation
for local residents and business owners on the
East Side of St. Paul.

(2) In fiscal year 2019 ESEC shall use funds
to share its integrated service model and
evolving collaboration principles with civic
and economic development leaders in greater
Minnesota communities which have diverse
populations similar to the East Side of St. Paul.
ESEC shall submit a report of activities and
program outcomes, including quantifiable
measures of success annually to the house of
representatives and senate committees with
jurisdiction over economic development.

(cc) $150,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a grant
to Mille Lacs County for the purpose of
reimbursement grants to small resort
businesses located in the city of Isle with less
than $350,000 in annual revenue, at least four
rental units, which are open during both
summer and winter months, and whose
business was adversely impacted by a decline
in walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs.

(dd)(1) $250,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a
grant to the Small Business Development
Center hosted at Minnesota State University,
Mankato, for a collaborative initiative with
the Regional Center for Entrepreneurial
Facilitation. Funds available under this section
must be used to provide entrepreneur and
small business development direct professional
business assistance services in the following
counties in Minnesota: Blue Earth, Brown,
Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley,
Watonwan, and Waseca. For the purposes of
this section, "direct professional business
assistance services" must include, but is not
limited to, pre-venture assistance for
individuals considering starting a business.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner determines that an equal amount
is committed from nonstate sources. Any
balance in the first year does not cancel and
is available for expenditure in the second year.

(2) Grant recipients shall report to the
commissioner by February 1 of each year and
include information on the number of
customers served in each county; the number
of businesses started, stabilized, or expanded;
the number of jobs created and retained; and
business success rates in each county. By April
1 of each year, the commissioner shall report
the information submitted by grant recipients
to the chairs of the standing committees of the
house of representatives and the senate having
jurisdiction over economic development
issues.

(ee) $500,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for the
central Minnesota opportunity grant program
established under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.9922. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2022.

(ff) $25,000 each year is for the administration
of state aid for the Destination Medical Center
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.40 to
469.47.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 7, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, as
amended by Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 12, section 4, and Laws 2020, chapter
112, section 1, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Business and Community Development

44,931,000
42,381,000
Appropriations by Fund
General
40,756,000
38,206,000
Remediation
700,000
700,000
Workforce
Development
3,475,000
3,475,000

(a) $1,787,000 each year is for the greater
Minnesota business development public
infrastructure grant program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.431. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2023.

(b) $1,425,000 each year is for the business
development competitive grant program. Of
this amount, up to five percent is for
administration and monitoring of the business
development competitive grant program. All
grant awards shall be for two consecutive
years. Grants shall be awarded in the first year.

(c) $1,772,000 each year is for contaminated
site cleanup and development grants under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.551 to
116J.558. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2023.

(d) $700,000 each year is from the remediation
fund for contaminated site cleanup and
development grants under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 116J.551 to 116J.558. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2023.

(e) $139,000 each year is for the Center for
Rural Policy and Development.

(f) $25,000 each year is for the administration
of state aid for the Destination Medical Center
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.40 to
469.47.

(g) $875,000 each year is for the host
community economic development program
established in Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.548.

(h) $125,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the White
Earth Nation for the White Earth Nation
Integrated Business Development System to
provide business assistance with workforce
development, outreach, technical assistance,
infrastructure and operational support,
financing, and other business development
activities. This is a onetime appropriation.

(i) $450,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Enterprise
Minnesota, Inc. for the small business growth
acceleration program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116O.115. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(j) $250,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Rondo Community Land Trust for
improvements to leased commercial space in
the Selby Milton Victoria Project that will
create long-term affordable space for small
businesses and for build-out and development
of new businesses.

(k) $400,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the
Metropolitan Economic Development
Association (MEDA) for statewide business
development and assistance services, including
services to entrepreneurs with businesses that
have the potential to create job opportunities
for unemployed and underemployed people,
with an emphasis on minority-owned
businesses. This is a onetime appropriation.

(l) $750,000 in fiscal year 2020 is for grants
to local communities to increase the supply of
quality child care providers to support
economic development. At least 60 percent of
grant funds must go to communities located
outside of the seven-county metropolitan area
as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section
473.121, subdivision 2. Grant recipients must
obtain a 50 percent nonstate match to grant
funds in either cash or in-kind contributions.
Grant funds available under this section must
be used to implement projects to reduce the
child care shortage in the state, including but
not limited to funding for child care business
start-ups or expansion, training, facility
modifications or improvements required for
licensing, and assistance with licensing and
other regulatory requirements. In awarding
grants, the commissioner must give priority
to communities that have demonstrated a
shortage of child care providers in the area.
This is a onetime appropriation. Within one
year of receiving grant funds, grant recipients
must report to the commissioner on the
outcomes of the grant program, including but
not limited to the number of new providers,
the number of additional child care provider
jobs created, the number of additional child
care slots, and the amount of cash and in-kind
local funds invested.

(m) $750,000 in fiscal year 2020 is for a grant
to the Minnesota Initiative Foundations. This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2023. The Minnesota Initiative
Foundations must use grant funds under this
section to:

(1) facilitate planning processes for rural
communities resulting in a community solution
action plan that guides decision making to
sustain and increase the supply of quality child
care in the region to support economic
development;

(2) engage the private sector to invest local
resources to support the community solution
action plan and ensure quality child care is a
vital component of additional regional
economic development planning processes;

(3) provide locally based training and technical
assistance to rural child care business owners
individually or through a learning cohort.
Access to financial and business development
assistance must prepare child care businesses
for quality engagement and improvement by
stabilizing operations, leveraging funding from
other sources, and fostering business acumen
that allows child care businesses to plan for
and afford the cost of providing quality child
care; or

(4) recruit child care programs to participate
in Parent Aware, Minnesota's quality and
improvement rating system, and other high
quality measurement programs. The Minnesota
Initiative Foundations must work with local
partners to provide low-cost training,
professional development opportunities, and
continuing education curricula. The Minnesota
Initiative Foundations must fund, through local
partners, an enhanced level of coaching to
rural child care providers to obtain a quality
rating through Parent Aware or other high
quality measurement programs.

(n)(1) $650,000 each year from the workforce
development fund is for grants to the
Neighborhood Development Center for small
business programs. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(2) Of the amount appropriated in the first
year, $150,000 is for outreach and training
activities outside the seven-county
metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2.

(o) $8,000,000 each year is for the Minnesota
job creation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.8748. Of this amount, the
commissioner of employment and economic
development may use up to three percent for
administrative expenses. This appropriation
is available until expended.

(p)(1) $11,970,000 each year is for the
Minnesota investment fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.8731. Of this amount,
the commissioner of employment and
economic development may use up to three
percent for administration and monitoring of
the program. In fiscal year 2022 and beyond,
the base amount is $12,370,000. This
appropriation is available until expended.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.8731, funds appropriated to the
commissioner for the Minnesota investment
fund may be used for the redevelopment
program under Minnesota Statutes, sections
116J.575 and 116J.5761, at the discretion of
the commissioner. Grants under this paragraph
are not subject to the grant amount limitation
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731.

(2) Of the amount appropriated in the first
year, deleted text begin$2,000,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,000,000new text end is for a loan to a
paper mill in Duluth for a retrofit project that
will support the deleted text beginoperation and manufacture of
packaging
deleted text endnew text begin conversion of the existing Duluth
paper mill for the manufacture of new
new text end paper
grades. The company that owns the paper mill
must deleted text beginspend $20,000,000 ondeleted text endnew text begin invest
$25,000,000 in
new text end project activities by deleted text beginDecember
31, 2020
deleted text endnew text begin May 1, 2023new text end, in order to be eligible
to receive this loan. Loan funds may be used
for purchases of materials, supplies, and
equipment for the project and are available
from deleted text beginJuly 1, 2019deleted text endnew text begin April 1, 2021new text end, to deleted text beginJuly 30,
2021
deleted text endnew text begin May 1, 2023new text end. The commissioner of
employment and economic development shall
forgive 25 percent of the loan each year after
the second year during a five-year period if
the mill has retained at least deleted text begin150deleted text endnew text begin 80new text end full-time
equivalent employees and has satisfied other
performance goals and contractual obligations
as required under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.8731.

(q) $700,000 in fiscal year 2020 is for the
airport infrastructure renewal (AIR) grant
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.439.

(r) $100,000 in fiscal year 2020 is for a grant
to FIRST in Upper Midwest to support
competitive robotics teams. Funds must be
used to make up to five awards of no more
than $20,000 each to Minnesota-based public
entities or private nonprofit organizations for
the creation of competitive robotics hubs.
Awards may be used for tools, equipment, and
physical space to be utilized by robotics teams.
At least 50 percent of grant funds must be used
outside of the seven-county metropolitan area,
as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section
473.121, subdivision 2. The grant recipient
shall report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over jobs and economic growth
by February 1, 2021, on the status of awards
and include information on the number and
amount of awards made, the number of
customers served, and any outcomes resulting
from the grant. The grant requires a 50 percent
match from nonstate sources.

(s) $1,000,000 each year is for the Minnesota
emerging entrepreneur loan program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18. Funds
available under this paragraph are for transfer
into the emerging entrepreneur program
special revenue fund account created under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116M, and are
available until expended. Of this amount, up
to four percent is for administration and
monitoring of the program.

(t) $163,000 each year is for the Minnesota
Film and TV Board. The appropriation in each
year is available only upon receipt by the
board of $1 in matching contributions of
money or in-kind contributions from nonstate
sources for every $3 provided by this
appropriation, except that each year up to
$50,000 is available on July 1 even if the
required matching contribution has not been
received by that date.

(u) $12,000 each year is for a grant to the
Upper Minnesota Film Office.

(v) $500,000 each year is from the general
fund for a grant to the Minnesota Film and TV
Board for the film production jobs program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116U.26.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2023.

(w) $4,195,000 each year is for the Minnesota
job skills partnership program under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116L.01 to
116L.17. If the appropriation for either year
is insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available. This appropriation is
available until expended.

(x) $1,350,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for jobs training
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116L.42.

(y) $2,500,000 each year is for Launch
Minnesota. This is a onetime appropriation
and funds are available until June 30, 2023.
Of this amount:

(1) $1,600,000 each year is for innovation
grants to eligible Minnesota entrepreneurs or
start-up businesses to assist with their
operating needs;

(2) $450,000 each year is for administration
of Launch Minnesota; and

(3) $450,000 each year is for grantee activities
at Launch Minnesota.

(z) $500,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Youthprise
to give grants through a competitive process
to community organizations to provide
economic development services designed to
enhance long-term economic self-sufficiency
in communities with concentrated East African
populations. Such communities include but
are not limited to Faribault, Rochester, St.
Cloud, Moorhead, and Willmar. To the extent
possible, Youthprise must make at least 50
percent of these grants to organizations serving
communities located outside the seven-county
metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2.This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2022.

(aa) $125,000 each year is for a grant to the
Hmong Chamber of Commerce to train
ethnically Southeast Asian business owners
and operators in better business practices. This
is a onetime appropriation.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 7, article 1, section 3, subdivision 4, is
amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Workers' Compensation

14,882,000
11,882,000

$3,000,000 the first year is from the workers'
compensation fund for workers' compensation
system upgrades. This amount is available
until June 30, deleted text begin2021deleted text endnew text begin 2023new text end. This is a onetime
appropriation.

Sec. 9. new text beginMINNESOTA INVESTMENT FUND JOB CREATION GOALS EXTENSION.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a recipient of a Minnesota Investment
Fund grant under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731, who is unable to meet the job
creation goals of the agreement during a peacetime emergency related to the COVID-19
pandemic shall be granted an extension until December 31, 2022, to meet those job creation
goals before the grant must be repaid.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 10. new text beginONETIME EXCEPTION TO RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MINNESOTA
INVESTMENT FUND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOAN REPAYMENT FUNDS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731, a home rule charter or
statutory city, county, or town that has uncommitted money received from repayment of
funds awarded under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731, may choose to transfer 20
percent of the balance of that money to the state general fund before June 30, 2022. Any
local entity that does so may then use the remaining 80 percent of the uncommitted money
as a general purpose aid for any lawful expenditure.
new text end

new text begin (b) By February 15, 2023, a home rule charter or statutory city, county, or town that
exercises the option under paragraph (a) shall submit to the chairs of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over economic development policy and finance an accounting
and explanation of the use and distribution of the funds.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginREOPENING OF BUSINESSES FOR SAFE OPERATION DURING
COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Executive Order 20-04, as extended, amended, and otherwise modified
by Executive Order 20-08, Executive Order 20-18, Executive Order 20-33, Executive Order
20-99, and any related executive orders issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 12.21
or 12.31, a business closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public
pursuant to the executive orders listed may fully operate with no capacity limitations provided
that the business:
new text end

new text begin (1) develops a COVID-19 safety plan, which shall provide site-specific best practices
for the business including, but not limited to, health and wellness; social distancing; cleaning,
sanitation, and protection; and operations and communications for employees and members
of the public; and
new text end

new text begin (2) makes a good faith effort to maintain a safe and healthful workplace and business
operation.
new text end

new text begin No board or licensing agency may impose any additional penalties for a violation of the
governor's emergency executive orders.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 12. new text beginSTATEWIDE SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF LOAN GUARANTEE
PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Borrower" means a small business receiving an eligible loan under this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic development.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Eligible loan" means a loan to a small business to be used for business purposes
exclusively in Minnesota, including: machinery or equipment purchases, maintenance, or
repair; expenses related to moving into or within Minnesota; property improvements or
repairs; and working capital when the working capital is secured by fixed assets when
possible. Loans may not be used to finance the transfer of ownership of real properties or
businesses.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Loan guarantee" means a guarantee of 80 percent of the loan amount provided by
a QED lender that is guaranteed for a maximum period of seven years from the date of
origination of the loan. The guaranteed portion of the loan must not exceed $200,000, and
may be subordinate to other loans made by lenders in the overall financing package.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Loan guarantee trust fund" means a dedicated fund established under this section
for the purpose of compensation for defaulted loan guarantees and for program
administration.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Qualified economic development lender" or "QED lender" means a bank or other
commercial lender, a public entity, or a private nonprofit economic development organization
with not less than three years of active lending experience that provides financing to small
businesses.
new text end

new text begin (h) "Small business" means a business employing no more than the equivalent of 250
full-time persons in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (i) "Subordinated loan" means a loan secured by a lien that is lower in priority than one
or more specified other liens.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Loan guarantee program. new text end

new text begin A small business loan guarantee program to support
the origination of small business loans that are expected to be made to Minnesota businesses
by a QED lender is created in the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
The loan guarantee shall apply only to the portion of the loan that was made by the QED
lender.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Required provisions. new text end

new text begin Loan guarantees under this section for loans by QED
lenders shall provide that:
new text end

new text begin (1) principal and interest payments made by the borrower under the terms of the loan
are to reduce the guaranteed and nonguaranteed portion of the loan on a proportionate basis.
The nonguaranteed portion shall not receive preferential treatment over the guaranteed
portion;
new text end

new text begin (2) the QED lender shall not accelerate repayment of the loan or exercise other remedies
if the borrower defaults, unless:
new text end

new text begin (i) the borrower fails to make a required payment of principal or interest within 60 days
of the due date;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the commissioner consents in writing; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) the loan guarantee agreement provides for accelerated repayment or other remedies.
new text end

new text begin In the event of a default, the QED lender may not make a demand for payment pursuant to
the guarantee unless the commissioner agrees in writing that the default has materially
affected the rights or security of the parties;
new text end

new text begin (3) the QED lender has timely prepared and delivered to the commissioner, annually by
the date specified in the loan guarantee, an audited or reviewed financial statement for the
loan, prepared by a certified public accountant according to generally accepted accounting
principles, if available, and documentation that the borrower used the loan proceeds solely
for purposes of its Minnesota operations;
new text end

new text begin (4) the commissioner has access to the loan documents prior to approval of the state
credit enhancement;
new text end

new text begin (5) the QED lender maintains adequate records and documents concerning the loan so
that the commissioner may determine the borrower's financial condition and compliance
with program requirements;
new text end

new text begin (6) interest is not charged to the small business borrower during the first 12 months of
the loan term;
new text end

new text begin (7) an amount equal to the foregone interest under clause (6) is provided to the QED
lender by the commissioner; and
new text end

new text begin (8) orderly liquidation of collateral securing the loan is provided for in the event of
default, with an option on the part of the commissioner to acquire the QED lender's interest
in the assets pursuant to the loan guarantee.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Loan guarantee trust fund established. new text end

new text begin A loan guarantee trust fund account
in the special revenue fund is created in the state treasury to pay for defaulted loan guarantees.
The commissioner shall administer this fund and provide annual reports concerning the
performance of the fund to the chairs of the standing committees of the house of
representatives and senate having jurisdiction over economic development issues.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Limitation. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must accept loans up to but not exceeding
$250,000,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Guarantee fee. new text end

new text begin Participating QED lenders shall pay a fee to the fund of 0.25
percent of the principal amount of each guaranteed loan upon approval of each loan
guarantee. The guarantee fee, along with any interest earnings from the trust fund, shall be
used only for the administration of the small business loan guarantee program and as
additional loan loss reserves.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Loan guarantee application. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall prepare a form for QED
lenders to use in applying for loan guarantees under this section. The form shall include the
following information:
new text end

new text begin (1) the name and contact information for the QED lender, including the name and title
of a contact person;
new text end

new text begin (2) the names of the financial institutions, including the names and titles of contact
persons, that are participating in the total financing being provided to the small business
borrower, along with the dollar amount of the loan provided by the financial institution;
new text end

new text begin (3) the percentage and dollar amount of the subordinated debt loan provided to the
Minnesota small business by the QED lender;
new text end

new text begin (4) the loan guarantee amount that is requested from the program;
new text end

new text begin (5) foregone interest due from the small business borrower during the first 12 months
of the loan term; and
new text end

new text begin (6) other information as requested by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Notice and application process. new text end

new text begin Subject to the availability of funds under
subdivision 4, the commissioner shall publish a notice regarding the opportunity for QED
lenders to originate loans. The commissioner shall decide whether to provide a loan guarantee
for each loan based on:
new text end

new text begin (1) the completeness of the loan guarantee application;
new text end

new text begin (2) the availability of funds in the loan guarantee trust fund; and
new text end

new text begin (3) execution of agreements that satisfy requirements established in subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2025, the commissioner shall report to the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over economic development policy and finance on the loan
guarantees provided under this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

ARTICLE 4

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 268.035, subdivision 21c, is amended to read:


Subd. 21c.

Reemployment assistance training.

(a) An applicant is in "reemployment
assistance training" when:

(1)new text begin(i)new text end a reasonable opportunity for suitable employment for the applicant does not exist
in the labor market area and additional training will assist the applicant in obtaining suitable
employment;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end new text begin(ii) new text endthe curriculum, facilities, staff, and other essentials are adequate to achieve the
training objective;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin(iii) new text endthe training is vocational or short term academic training directed to an occupation
or skill that will substantially enhance the employment opportunities available to the applicant
in the applicant's labor market area;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin(iv) new text endthe training course is full time by the training provider; and

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin(v) new text endthe applicant is making satisfactory progress in the trainingdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) the applicant can provide proof of enrollment in one or more programs offered by
an adult basic education consortium under section 124D.518. Programs may include but
are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (i) general educational development diploma preparation;
new text end

new text begin (ii) local credit completion adult high school diploma preparation;
new text end

new text begin (iii) state competency-based adult high school diploma preparation;
new text end

new text begin (iv) basic skills enhancement training focused on math, functional literacy, reading, or
writing;
new text end

new text begin (v) computer skills training; or
new text end

new text begin (vi) English as a second language instruction;
new text end

new text begin (3) the applicant can provide proof of enrollment in an English as a second language
program taught by a licensed instructor;
new text end

new text begin (4) the applicant can provide proof of enrollment in an over-the-road truck driving
training program offered by a college or university within the Minnesota state system; or
new text end

new text begin (5) the applicant can provide proof of enrollment in a program funded under section
116L.99.
new text end

(b) Full-time training provided through the dislocated worker program, the Trade Act
of 1974, as amended, or the North American Free Trade Agreement is "reemployment
assistance training," if that training course is in accordance with the requirements of that
program.

(c) Apprenticeship training provided in order to meet the requirements of an
apprenticeship program under chapter 178 is "reemployment assistance training."

(d) An applicant is in reemployment assistance training only if the training course has
actually started or is scheduled to start within 30 calendar days.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following attainment of a
$750,000,000 positive balance in the unemployment insurance trust fund established in
Minnesota Statutes, section 268.194, occurring after the date of enactment of this section.
new text end

Sec. 2.

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 the day following attainment of a
$750,000,000 positive balance in the unemployment insurance trust fund established in
Minnesota Statutes, section 268.194, occurring after the date of enactment of this section.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 268.085, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:


Subd. 4a.

Social Security disability benefits.

(a) An applicant who is receiving, has
received, or has filed for primary Social Security disability benefits for any week is ineligible
for unemployment benefits for that week, unless:

(1) the Social Security Administration approved the collecting of primary Social Security
disability benefits each month the applicant was employed during the base period; or

(2) the applicant provides a statement from an appropriate health care professional who
is aware of the applicant's Social Security disability claim and the basis for that claim,
certifying that the applicant is available for suitable employment.

(b) If an applicant meets the requirements of paragraph (a), clause (1), there is no
deduction from the applicant's weekly benefit amount for any Social Security disability
benefits.

(c) deleted text beginIf an applicant meets the requirements of paragraph (a), clause (2), there must be
deducted from the applicant's weekly unemployment benefit amount 50 percent of the
weekly equivalent of the primary Social Security disability benefits the applicant is receiving,
has received, or has filed for, with respect to that week.
deleted text end

deleted text begin If the Social Security Administration determines that the applicant is not entitled to
receive primary Social Security disability benefits for any week the applicant has applied
for those benefits, then this paragraph does not apply to that week.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end Information from the Social Security Administration is conclusive, absent specific
evidence showing that the information was erroneous.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endThis subdivision does not apply to Social Security survivor benefits.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following attainment of a
$750,000,000 positive balance in the unemployment insurance trust fund established in
Minnesota Statutes, section 268.194, occurring after the date of enactment of this section.
new text end

Sec. 4.

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 the day following attainment of a
$750,000,000 positive balance in the unemployment insurance trust fund established in
Minnesota Statutes, section 268.194, occurring after the date of enactment of this section.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 268.136, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Shared work plan requirements.

An employer may submit a proposed
shared work plan for an employee group to the commissioner for approval in a manner and
format set by the commissioner. The proposed shared work plan must include:

(1) a certified statement that the normal weekly hours of work of all of the proposed
participating employees were full time or regular part time but are now reduced, or will be
reduced, with a corresponding reduction in pay, in order to prevent layoffs;

(2) the name and Social Security number of each participating employee;

(3) the number of layoffs that would have occurred absent the employer's ability to
participate in a shared work plan;

(4) a certified statement that each participating employee was first hired by the employer
at least deleted text beginone yeardeleted text endnew text begin three monthsnew text end before the proposed shared work plan is submitted and is not
a seasonal, temporary, or intermittent worker;

(5) the hours of work each participating employee will work each week for the duration
of the shared work plan, which must be at least 50 percent of the normal weekly hours but
no more than 80 percent of the normal weekly hours, except that the plan may provide for
a uniform vacation shutdown of up to two weeks;

(6) a certified statement that any health benefits and pension benefits provided by the
employer to participating employees will continue to be provided under the same terms and
conditions as though the participating employees' hours of work each week had not been
reduced;

(7) a certified statement that the terms and implementation of the shared work plan is
consistent with the employer's obligations under state and federal law;

(8) an acknowledgment that the employer understands that unemployment benefits paid
under a shared work plan will be used in computing the future tax rate of a taxpaying
employer or charged to the reimbursable account of a nonprofit or government employer;

(9) the proposed duration of the shared work plan, which must be at least two months
and not more than one year, although a plan may be extended for up to an additional year
upon approval of the commissioner;

(10) a starting date beginning on a Sunday at least 15 calendar days after the date the
proposed shared work plan is submitted; and

(11) a signature of an owner or officer of the employer who is listed as an owner or
officer on the employer's account under section 268.045.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 6.

Laws 2020, chapter 71, article 2, section 20, is amended to read:


Sec. 20. SUITABLE EMPLOYMENT DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

new text begin (a) new text endNotwithstanding the definition of "suitable employment" provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 268.035, subdivision 23a, for an applicant applying for unemployment
insurance benefits between March 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, employment is not
suitable under Minnesota Statutes, section 268.035, subdivision 23a, paragraphs (a) and
(b), if:

(1) the employment puts the health and safety of the applicant at risk due to potential
exposure of the applicant to COVID-19; or

(2) the employment puts the health and safety of other workers and the general public
at risk due to potential exposure of the other workers and the general public to COVID-19.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding Executive Order 20-05, as extended, amended, and otherwise
modified by Executive Order 20-29 and Executive Order 20-102, the exception under this
section expires on December 31, 2020.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from December 30, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Laws 2020, chapter 71, article 2, section 22, is amended to read:


Sec. 22. TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF FIVE-WEEK BUSINESS OWNER
BENEFIT LIMITATION.

Notwithstanding new text beginExecutive Order 20-05, as extended, amended, and otherwise modified
by Executive Order 20-29 and Executive Order 20-102, and
new text endMinnesota Statutes, section
268.085, subdivision 9, the five-week limitation for receipt of unemployment benefits for
business owners is suspended for applicants for unemployment insurance benefit accounts
established between March 1, 2020, and deleted text beginDecember 31, 2020deleted text endnew text begin September 6, 2021new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from December 30, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Laws 2020, chapter 71, article 2, section 23, is amended to read:


Sec. 23. LEAVE OF ABSENCE DUE TO COVID-19.

Notwithstanding new text beginExecutive Order 20-05, as extended, amended, and otherwise modified
by Executive Order 20-29 and Executive Order 20-102, and
new text endMinnesota Statutes, section
268.085, subdivision 13a, for an applicant applying for an unemployment insurance benefits
account established between March 1, 2020, and deleted text beginDecember 31, 2020deleted text endnew text begin September 6, 2021new text end,
a leave of absence is presumed to be an involuntary leave of absence and not ineligible if:

(1) a determination has been made by health authorities or by a health care professional
that the presence of the applicant in the workplace would jeopardize the health of others,
whether or not the applicant has actually contracted a communicable disease;

(2) a quarantine or isolation order has been issued to the applicant pursuant to Minnesota
Statutes, sections 144.419 to 144.4196;

(3) there is a recommendation from health authorities or from a health care professional
that the applicant should self-isolate or self-quarantine due to elevated risk from COVID-19
due to being immunocompromised;

(4) the applicant has been instructed by the applicant's employer not to come to the
employer's place of business due to an outbreak of a communicable disease; or

(5) the applicant has received a notification from a school district, day care, or other
child care provider that either (i) classes are canceled, or (ii) the applicant's ordinary child
care is unavailable, provided that the applicant made reasonable effort to obtain other child
care and requested time off or other accommodation from the employer and no reasonable
accommodation was available.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from December 30, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 268.085, subdivision 4, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following attainment of a
$750,000,000 positive balance in the unemployment insurance trust fund established in
Minnesota Statutes, section 268.194, occurring after the date of enactment of this section.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: S1098-2

181.9414 PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Accommodation.

An employer must provide reasonable accommodations to an employee for health conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth if she so requests, with the advice of her licensed health care provider or certified doula, unless the employer demonstrates that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the employer's business. A pregnant employee shall not be required to obtain the advice of her licensed health care provider or certified doula, nor may an employer claim undue hardship for the following accommodations: (1) more frequent restroom, food, and water breaks; (2) seating; and (3) limits on lifting over 20 pounds. The employee and employer shall engage in an interactive process with respect to an employee's request for a reasonable accommodation. "Reasonable accommodation" may include, but is not limited to, temporary transfer to a less strenuous or hazardous position, seating, frequent restroom breaks, and limits to heavy lifting. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, an employer shall not be required to create a new or additional position in order to accommodate an employee pursuant to this section, and shall not be required to discharge any employee, transfer any other employee with greater seniority, or promote any employee.

Subd. 2.

Interaction with other laws.

Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect any other provision of law relating to sex discrimination or pregnancy, or in any way to diminish the coverage of pregnancy, childbirth, or health conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth under any other provisions of any other law.

Subd. 3.

No employer retribution.

An employer shall not retaliate against an employee for requesting or obtaining accommodation under this section.

Subd. 4.

Employee not required to take leave.

An employer shall not require an employee to take a leave or accept an accommodation.

268.085 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; PAYMENTS THAT AFFECT BENEFITS.

Subd. 4.

Social Security old age insurance benefits.

(a) If all of the applicant's wage credits were earned while the applicant was claiming Social Security old age benefits, there is no deduction of the Social Security benefits from the applicant's weekly unemployment benefit amount.

(b) Unless paragraph (a) applies, 50 percent of the weekly equivalent of the primary Social Security old age benefit the applicant has received, has filed for, or intends to file for, with respect to that week must be deducted from an applicant's weekly unemployment benefit amount.

(c) Any applicant aged 62 or over is required to state when filing an application for unemployment benefits and when filing continued requests for unemployment benefits if the applicant is receiving, has filed for, or intends to file for, primary Social Security old age benefits.

(d) Information from the Social Security Administration is conclusive, absent specific evidence showing that the information was erroneous.

(e) This subdivision does not apply to Social Security survivor benefits.