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SF 1569

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:22am

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; providing for local collaborative projects to
deliver employment, training, and education services.

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

Section 1. new text beginEMPLOYMENT, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION; COORDINATION
OF SERVICES; COLLABORATIVE LOCAL PROJECTS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin State agency collaboration and cooperation. new text end

new text begin The Department
of Employment and Economic Development, the governor's Workforce Development
Council, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Education with respect
to K-12 institutions and adult basic education, the University of Minnesota, and the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system shall cooperate with the collaborative
local projects created by this section to achieve the goals in subdivision 2 with respect
to employment, training, and education programs administered by those agencies and
systems.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Employment, training, and education goals. new text end

new text begin The goals of state
workforce employment, training, and education include, but are not limited to:
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new text begin (1) engage low-skilled workers in increasing their skill levels;
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new text begin (2) provide skill training while upgrading basic skill levels;
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new text begin (3) improve the provision of skill training to individuals currently working;
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new text begin (4) integrate employer contact efforts to improve responsiveness to employer's needs;
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new text begin (5) strengthen employer input with training curriculum;
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new text begin (6) improve access to service and training to public assistance recipients;
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new text begin (7) integrate career planning and job placement efforts among institutions;
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new text begin (8) maximize coordination and reduce duplication among providers;
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new text begin (9) systematically evaluate industry training needs; and
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new text begin (10) provide noncredit remediation at no cost to students.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Local collaboration projects. new text end

new text begin By August 1, 2009, at least four local
collaboration projects must be established by the commissioner of employment and
economic development involving employment, training, and education programs offered
by the state agencies and systems described in subdivision 1. All the agencies and systems
must cooperate in the local projects. One local project each must be located in a suburban
workforce services area, an urban workforce services area, a greater Minnesota regional
center workforce services area, and a rural workforce services area.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Collaboration plan. new text end

new text begin Each local project must develop a plan on how
employment, training, and education services offered by the collaborating state agencies
and systems can be collaboratively offered to attain the goals of subdivision 2. The
plan must be developed through a stakeholder process that includes, at a minimum,
representatives from:
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new text begin (1) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities;
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new text begin (2) local adult basic education;
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new text begin (3) workforce centers;
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new text begin (4) local school districts;
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new text begin (5) community action agencies; and
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new text begin (6) public housing agencies.
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new text begin The commissioner of employment and economic development must provide a report
to the legislature by January 15, 2010, that includes each of the local project plans along
with recommendations regarding other agency and system programs and services that
should be integrated into a local project. The report may also include recommendations
concerning the enhancement and improvement of service and the process, private and
public funding, waivers, and modifications necessary to better achieve the goals of
subdivision 2.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Plan implementation. new text end

new text begin Each local collaborative project must begin to
implement its plan no later than July 1, 2010, and continuing through July 1, 2011. Local
collaborators may modify a plan if the local collaborators determine the modification is
found necessary to better achieve plan goals.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Second report to legislature. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of employment and
economic development must by March 11, 2011, submit a report to the legislature on
the implementation of the plans. The report must include recommendations concerning
financial, system design, and statutory changes that are reasonable and necessary to best
achieve the goals of subdivision 2.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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