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3rd Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 04/21/2017 08:50am

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money for commerce, energy, labor
and industry, and employment and economic development; making policy and
technical changes; modifying fees; requiring reports; amending regulation of
municipal electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives; modifying
telecommunications provisions; modifying the solar energy standard; amending
resource planning requirements; establishing a task force; establishing a youth
skills training program; modifying water conditioning installation requirements;
modifying job creation fund requirements for certain businesses; providing a
onetime exception to restrictions on use of Minnesota investment fund repayments;
creating the getting to work grant program;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016,
sections 45.0135, subdivision 6; 46.131, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision;
53B.11, subdivision 1; 58.10, subdivision 1; 65B.84, subdivision 1; 80A.65,
subdivision 2; 116J.395, subdivision 7; 116J.8731, subdivision 2, by adding a
subdivision; 116J.8748, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 6; 116L.17, subdivision 1; 116L.665;
116M.14, subdivision 4; 116M.17, subdivision 4; 116M.18, subdivisions 1a, 4,
4a, 8; 175.45; 216B.164, subdivisions 5, 9, by adding a subdivision; 216B.1691,
subdivision 2f; 216B.1694, subdivision 3; 216B.2422, subdivisions 2, 4; 216B.62,
subdivision 3b; 216C.435, by adding a subdivision; 237.01, by adding subdivisions;
237.295, by adding a subdivision; 239.101, subdivision 2; 297I.11, subdivision 2;
326B.092, subdivision 7; 326B.153, subdivision 1; 326B.37, by adding
subdivisions; 326B.435, subdivision 2; 326B.50, subdivision 3, by adding
subdivisions; 326B.55, subdivisions 2, 4; 326B.89, subdivisions 1, 5; Laws 2015,
First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, sections 2, subdivision 6; 5, subdivision
2; Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 7, section 2, subdivision 2; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 175; 237; 326B; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2016, sections 46.131, subdivision 5; 326B.89, subdivision 14; Minnesota
Rules, parts 4355.0100; 4355.0200; 4355.0300; 4355.0400; 4355.0500.

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

ARTICLE 1

APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS.

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 "2018" and "2019" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, or June 30, 2019, respectively.
"The first year" is fiscal year 2018. "The second year" is fiscal year 2019. "The biennium"
is fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

APPROPRIATIONS
Available for the Year
Ending June 30
2018
2019

Sec. 2. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
25,691,000
$
25,691,000
Appropriations by Fund
2018
2019
General
23,029,000
23,029,000
Special Revenue
1,610,000
1,610,000
Petroleum Tank
1,052,000
1,052,000
Workers'
Compensation
751,000
751,000

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

Subd. 2.

Financial Institutions

420,000
420,000

Subd. 3.

Petroleum Tank Release Compensation
Board

1,052,000
1,052,000

This appropriation is from the petroleum tank
fund.

Subd. 4.

Administrative Services

7,386,000
7,386,000

$100,000 each year is for the support of
broadband development.

Subd. 5.

Telecommunications

Appropriations by Fund
General
1,229,000
1,229,000
Special Revenue
1,610,000
1,610,000

(a) $1,610,000 each year is from the
telecommunication access fund for the
following transfers.

(1) $1,170,000 each year is to the
commissioner of human services to
supplement the ongoing operational expenses
of the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and
Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans;

(2) $290,000 each year is to the chief
information officer for the purpose of
coordinating technology accessibility and
usability;

(3) $100,000 each year is to the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for captioning of
legislative coverage; and

(4) $50,000 each year is to the Office of
MN.IT Services for a consolidated access fund
to provide grants to other state agencies related
to accessibility of their Web-based services.

(b) $220,000 each year from the general fund
is for costs related to implementation of
Minnesota Statutes, section 237.037, for
providers of Voice-over-Internet protocol
service. This is a onetime appropriation.

Subd. 6.

Enforcement

Appropriations by Fund
General
4,901,000
4,901,000
Workers'
Compensation
198,000
198,000

Subd. 7.

Energy Resources

4,677,000
4,677,000

$150,000 each year is for grants to providers
of low-income weatherization services to
install renewable energy equipment in
households that are eligible for weatherization
assistance under Minnesota's weatherization
assistance program state plan under Minnesota
Statutes, section 216C.264.

$430,000 each year is for costs associated with
competitive rates for energy-intensive,
trade-exposed electric utility customers. All
general fund appropriations for costs
associated with competitive rates for
energy-intensive, trade-exposed electric utility
customers are recovered through assessments
under Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.62.

Subd. 8.

Insurance

Appropriations by Fund
General
4,416,000
4,416,000
Workers'
Compensation
553,000
553,000

Subd. 9.

Commerce Fraud Bureau

The revenue transferred in Minnesota Statutes,
section 297I.11, subdivision 2, to the insurance
fraud prevention account must be used in part
for compensation for two new employees in
the Commerce Fraud Bureau to perform
analytical duties. The new employees may not
be peace officers.

Sec. 3. DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
128,246,000
$
125,175,000
Appropriations by Fund
2018
2019
General
93,004,000
90,680,000
Remediation
700,000
700,000
Workforce
Development
34,542,000
33,795,000

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

Subd. 2.

Business and Community Development

Appropriations by Fund
General
44,164,000
41,890,000
Remediation
700,000
700,000
Workforce
Development
900,000
900,000

(a) $12,500,000 each year is for the Minnesota
investment fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.8731. Of this amount, up to three
percent is for administration and monitoring
of the program. 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. This appropriation is available until
spent. The base for this program is
$13,500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$13,500,000 in fiscal year 2021.

(b) $8,000,000 each year is for the Minnesota
job creation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.8748. Of this amount, up to three
percent is for administration and monitoring
of the program. This appropriation is available
until spent. The base for this program is
$8,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $8,000,000
in fiscal year 2021.

(c) $1,500,000 each year is for the
redevelopment program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.571. The base for this
program is $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$2,000,000 in fiscal year 2021.

(d) $3,000,000 each year is for the workforce
housing grant program in Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.549. Of this amount, up to five
percent is for administration and monitoring
of the program. This appropriation is available
until spent.

(e) $500,000 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 spent. Of this amount, up to
five percent is for administration and
monitoring of the program. The base for this
appropriation is $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2021.

(f) $900,000 each year from the workforce
development fund is for the job training
incentive program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116L.42. Of this amount, up to five
percent is for administration and monitoring
of the program.

(g) $1,300,000 each year is for the greater
Minnesota business development public
infrastructure grant program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.431. Of this amount,
$800,000 each year is for a onetime 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 for the
grant. Grant funds provided to the city of Thief
River Falls under this paragraph are available
from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2021. Except
as otherwise specified in this paragraph, this
appropriation is available until spent.

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

(i) $1,272,000 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.

(j) $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.

(k) $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.

(l) $4,848,000 in fiscal year 2018 and
$4,849,000 in fiscal year 2019 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. The base amount for this
program is $5,195,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$5,195,000 in fiscal year 2021.

(m) $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.

(n) $750,000 each year is for a grant to the
Neighborhood Development Center for small
business programs, including, but not limited
to:

(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.

(o) $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.

(p) $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.

(q) $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.

(r) $12,000 each year is from the general fund
for a grant to the Upper Minnesota Film
Office.

(s) $325,000 each year is from the general
fund 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.

(t) $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 spent.

(u) $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 is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2020.

(v) $2,000,000 the first year 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 is a onetime appropriation and is
available until the project is completed or
abandoned, subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.642.

Subd. 3.

Broadband Development

10,250,000
10,250,000

(a) $250,000 each year is for the Broadband
Development Office.

(b) $10,000,000 each year is for deposit in the
border-to-border broadband fund account
created under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.396, and may be used for the purposes
provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.395. This is a onetime appropriation.
This appropriation is available until spent. Of
this appropriation, up to three percent is for
costs incurred by the commissioner to
administer Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.395. Administrative costs may include
the following activities related to measuring
progress toward the state's broadband goals
established in Minnesota Statutes, section
237.012:

(1) collecting broadband deployment data from
Minnesota providers, verifying its accuracy
through on-the-ground testing, and creating
state and county maps available to the public
showing the availability of broadband service
at various upload and download speeds
throughout Minnesota;

(2) analyzing the deployment data collected
to help inform future investments in broadband
infrastructure; and

(3) conducting business and residential surveys
that measure broadband adoption and use in
the state.

Data provided by a broadband provider under
this paragraph is nonpublic data under
Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, subdivision
9. Maps produced under this paragraph are
public data under Minnesota Statutes, section
13.03.

Subd. 4.

Minnesota Trade Office

2,292,000
2,292,000

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

(b) $180,000 each year is for the Invest
Minnesota Marketing Initiative in Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.9781.

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

(d) $50,000 each year is for the trade policy
advisory group under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.9661.

Subd. 5.

Workforce Development

Appropriations by Fund
General
5,939,000
5,889,000
Workforce
Development
23,295,000
22,548,000

(a) $1,539,000 each year from the general fund
and $3,104,000 each year from the workforce
development fund are for the pathways to
prosperity competitive grant program. Of this
amount, up to five percent is for administration
and monitoring of the program. The base
amount for this program is $5,039,000 from
the general fund and $3,104,000 from the
workforce development fund in fiscal year
2020 and fiscal year 2021.

(b) $4,053,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for the
Minnesota youth program under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 116L.56 and 116L.561.

(c) $1,001,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for the youthbuild program
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 116L.361
to 116L.366.

(d) $500,000 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 five percent 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.
The base amount for this program is
$3,348,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $3,348,000
in fiscal year 2021 from the workforce
development fund, and $750,000 in fiscal year
2020 and $750,000 in fiscal year 2021 from
the general fund.

(e) $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
in Minnesota Statutes, section 116L.667. Of
these amounts, up to five percent is for
administration and monitoring of the program.

(f) $250,000 each year is for the higher
education career advising program. Of this
amount, up to five percent is for administration
and monitoring of the program.

(g) $500,000 each year is for a competitive
grant program for 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 five percent
is for administration and monitoring of the
program.

(h) $750,000 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
fathers, 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
five percent is for administration and
monitoring of the program. The base amount
for this program is $1,000,000 in fiscal year
2020 and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2021.

(i) $500,000 each year is for the high-wage,
high-demand, nontraditional jobs grant
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
116L.99. Of this amount, up to five percent is
for administration and monitoring of the
program. The base amount for this program
is $750,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $750,000
in fiscal year 2021.

(j) $450,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Minnesota
Diversified Industries, Inc., to provide
progressive development and employment
opportunities for people with disabilities. This
is a onetime appropriation.

(k) $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.

(l) $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
development. This project, which may have
career guidance components, including health
and life skills, is to encourage, train, and assist
youth in job-seeking skills, workplace
orientation, and job-site knowledge through
coaching. This grant requires a 25 percent
match from nonstate resources. This is a
onetime appropriation.

(m) $250,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to YWCA St.
Paul to provide job training services and
workforce development programs and
services, including job skills training and
counseling. This is a onetime appropriation.

(n) $375,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the YWCA
of Minneapolis to provide economically
challenged individuals the job skills training,
career counseling, and job placement
assistance necessary to secure a child
development associate credential and to have
a career path in early childhood education.
This is a onetime appropriation.

(o) $1,000,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for a grant to
EMERGE Community Development, in
collaboration with community partners, for
services targeting Minnesota communities
with the highest concentrations of African and
African-American 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.

(p) $1,000,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for a grant to the
Minneapolis Foundation for a strategic
intervention program designed to target and
connect program participants to meaningful,
sustainable living-wage employment. This is
a onetime appropriation.

(q) $1,297,000 in fiscal year 2018 and
$800,000 in fiscal year 2019 are 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. Of the
amounts appropriated, $497,000 in fiscal year
2018 is for a grant to Twin Cities R!SE, in
collaboration with Metro Transit and Hennepin
Technical College for the Metro Transit
technician training program. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2020.

(r) $750,000 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.

(s) $250,000 each year is for transfer to the
Department of Education 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:

(1) student tutoring and testing support
services;

(2) training in information technology;

(3) assistance in obtaining a GED;

(4) remedial training leading to enrollment in
a postsecondary higher education institution;

(5) real-time work experience in information
technology fields; and

(6) contextualized adult basic education.

After notification to the legislature, the
commissioner may transfer this appropriation
to the commissioner of education.

(t) $600,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Ujamaa Place
for job training, employment preparation,
internships, education, training in the
construction trades, housing, and
organizational capacity-building. This is a
onetime appropriation.

(u) $500,000 each year from the workforce
development fund is for a grant to Resource,
Inc. to provide low-income individuals career
education and job skills training that are fully
integrated with chemical and mental health
services. This is a onetime appropriation.

(v) $1,100,000 each year from the workforce
development fund is for a grant to the
Minnesota High Tech Association to support
SciTechsperience, 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 250 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 individuals
with barriers to employment. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(w) $1,000,000 each year is 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:

(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;

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

(3) increase the number of summer internship
opportunities;

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

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

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

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.

(x) $215,000 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 Twin
Cities, Central Minnesota and Southern
Minnesota Big Brothers, Big Sisters chapters.
This is a onetime appropriation.

(y) $50,000 the first year is for a grant to
Fighting Chance for behavioral intervention
programs for at-risk youth. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(z) $250,000 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, non-native 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 and is
available until June 30, 2020.

(aa) $230,000 in fiscal year 2018 is from the
workforce development fund for a grant to the
Bois Forte Tribal Employment Rights Office
(TERO) for an American Indian workforce
development training pilot project. This is a
onetime appropriation.

(bb) $500,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the Nonprofits
Assistance Fund to provide capacity-building
grants to small, culturally specific
organizations that primarily serve historically
underserved cultural communities. Grants may
only be awarded to nonprofit organizations
that (1) have an annual organizational budget
of less than $500,000 and (2) are culturally
specific organizations that primarily serve
historically underserved cultural communities.
Grant funds awarded must be used for:

(1) organizational infrastructure improvement,
including developing database management
systems and financial systems, or other
administrative needs that increase the
organization's ability to access new funding
sources;

(2) organizational workforce development,
including hiring culturally competent staff,
training and skills development, and other
methods of increasing staff capacity; or

(3) creation or expansion of partnerships with
existing organizations that have specialized
expertise in order to increase the capacity of
the grantee organization to improve services
for the community. Of this amount, up to five
percent may be used by the Nonprofits
Assistance Fund for administration costs and
providing technical assistance to potential
grantees. This is a onetime appropriation.

(cc) $1,502,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for a grant to
FastTRAC-Minnesota Adult Careers Pathways
Program. Up to ten percent of this
appropriation may be used to provide
leadership, oversight, and technical assistance
services for low-skilled, low-income adults.

(dd) $100,000 each year is for the "Getting to
Work" grant program. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2021.

(ee) $20,000 in fiscal year 2018 is
appropriated from the workforce development
fund for a grant to the Cook County Higher
Education Board to provide educational
programming and academic support services
to remote regions in northeastern Minnesota.
This appropriation is in addition to other funds
previously appropriated to the board. This is
a onetime appropriation.

Subd. 6.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Appropriations by Fund
General
20,361,000
20,361,000
Workforce
Development
10,330,000
10,330,000

(a) $8,300,000 each year from the general fund
and $2,500,000 from the workforce
development fund are for the state's vocational
rehabilitation program under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 268A. The base for this
program is $10,800,000 from the general fund
in fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021.

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

(c) $6,830,000 each year from the workforce
development fund and $6,495,000 each year
from the general fund are for extended
employment services for persons with severe
disabilities under Minnesota Statutes, section
268A.15. The base for this program is
$7,620,000 from the general fund and
$6,830,000 from the workforce development
fund in fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021.

(d) $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-aged 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. Of this
amount, up to five percent is for administration
and monitoring of the program.

(e) $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.

Subd. 7.

Services for the Blind

6,425,000
6,425,000

$6,425,000 each year is for state services for
the blind. Of this amount, $500,000 each year
is for senior citizens who are becoming blind.
At least half of the funds appropriated 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. The base for this program is
$5,925,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $5,925,000
in fiscal year 2021.

Subd. 8.

General Support Services

Appropriations by Fund
General
3,573,000
3,573,000
Workforce
Development
17,000
17,000

(a) $250,000 each year is for the publication,
dissemination, and use of labor market
information under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.4011.

(b) $150,000 each year is for the cost-of-living
study required under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.013.

(c) $1,269,000 each year is for transfer to the
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for
operating the Olmstead Compliance Office.

(d) $500,000 each year is for a statewide
capacity-building grant program. The
commissioner of employment and economic
development shall, through a request for
proposal process, select a nonprofit
organization to administer the
capacity-building grant program. The selected
organization must have demonstrated
experience in providing financial and technical
assistance to nonprofit organizations statewide.
The selected organization shall provide
financial assistance in the form of sub-grants
and technical assistance to small to
medium-sized nonprofit organizations
offering, or seeking to offer, workforce or
economic development programming that
addresses economic disparities in underserved
cultural communities. This assistance can be
provided in-house or in partnership with other
organizations depending on need. The
nonprofit organization selected to administer
the grant program shall report to the
commissioner by February 1 each year
regarding assistance provided, including the
demographic and geographic distribution of
the grant awards, services, and outcomes. By
April 1 each year, the commissioner shall
report the information submitted by the
nonprofit to the legislative committees having
jurisdiction over economic development
issues. Of this amount, one percent is for the
commissioner to conduct the request for
proposal process and monitoring the selected
organization. The nonprofit selected to
administer the grant program may use up to
five percent of the grant funds for
administration costs and providing technical
assistance to potential sub-grantees.

Subd. 9.

Reporting

(a) An entity receiving a direct appropriation
in this article that received a direct
appropriation in Laws 2016, chapter 189,
article 12, is subject to the requirements for
grants to individually specified recipients
under Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 12,
section 11.

(b) Any recipient of a direct appropriation
from the workforce development fund for
adult workforce-related programs under
subdivision 5 not subject to the requirements
of paragraph (a) is subject to the reporting
requirements under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116L.98.

Sec. 4. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND
INDUSTRY

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
28,184,000
$
28,484,000
Appropriations by Fund
2018
2019
General
1,202,000
1,202,000
Workers'
Compensation
24,975,000
24,975,000
Workforce
Development
2,007,000
2,307,000

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

Subd. 2.

Workers' Compensation

14,782,000
14,782,000

(a) This appropriation is from the workers'
compensation fund.

(b) $3,000,000 each year is for workers'
compensation system upgrades. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021.
The base appropriation for fiscal year 2020
and beyond is $0.

(c) This appropriation includes funds for
information technology project services and
support subject to the provisions of 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.

Subd. 3.

Labor Standards and Apprenticeship

Appropriations by Fund
General
1,202,000
1,202,000
Workforce
Development
1,507,000
1,507,000

(a) $1,202,000 in fiscal year 2018 and
$1,202,000 in fiscal year 2019 are from the
general fund for the labor standards and
apprenticeship program.

(b) $1,057,000 in fiscal year 2018 and
$1,057,000 in fiscal year 2019 are from the
workforce development fund for the
apprenticeship program under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 178.

(c) $150,000 each year from the workforce
development fund is for prevailing wage
enforcement.

(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.

(e) $200,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the
Construction Careers Foundation Inc. for the
Helmets to Hardhats Minnesota Initiative.
Grant funds must be used to recruit, retain,
assist, and support National Guard, Reserve,
active duty military members, and veteran's
participation in 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.

Subd. 4.

Workplace Safety

4,154,000
4,154,000

This appropriation is from the workers'
compensation fund.

Subd. 5.

General Support

Appropriations by Fund
Workers'
Compensation
6,039,000
6,039,000
Workforce
Development
500,000
800,000

(a) $300,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for the PIPELINE program.

(b) $200,000 in fiscal year 2018 is from the
workforce development fund for the
commissioner of labor and industry to convene
and collaborate with stakeholders as provided
under Minnesota Statutes, section 175.46,
subdivision 3, and to develop youth skills
training competencies for approved
occupations. This is a onetime appropriation.

(c) $500,000 in fiscal year 2019 is from the
workforce development fund to administer the
youth skills training program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 175.46. The commissioner
shall award up to five grants each year to local
partnerships located throughout the state, not
to exceed $100,000 per local partnership grant.
The commissioner may use a portion of this
appropriation for administration of the grant
program. The base amount for this program
is $500,000 each year beginning in fiscal year
2020.

Sec. 5. BUREAU OF MEDIATION SERVICES

$
2,247,000
$
2,247,000

(a) $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.

(b) $394,000 each year is for the Office of
Collaboration and Dispute Resolution under
Minnesota Statutes, section 179.90.

Sec. 6. PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS
BOARD

$
125,000
$
125,000

Sec. 7. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

$
7,565,000
$
7,565,000

$100,000 each year from the general fund is
for costs related to implementation of
Minnesota Statutes, section 237.037, for
providers of Voice-over-Internet protocol
service. This is a onetime appropriation.

Sec. 8. WORKERS' COMPENSATION COURT
OF APPEALS

$
1,913,000
$
1,913,000

This appropriation is from the workers'
compensation fund.

Sec. 9. APPROPRIATION AND TRANSFER.

(a) The utility subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, shall transfer $10,000,000
in fiscal year 2018 from the renewable development account established under that section
to the commissioner of commerce, who shall deposit it in the special revenue fund. This is
a onetime transfer.

(b) $10,000,000 from the money deposited in the special revenue fund under paragraph
(a) is appropriated to the commissioner of commerce for transfer to the Iron Range Resources
and Rehabilitation Board for deposit in Fund #280, Business Development Fund for
Renewable Energy Manufacturing. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2020.

Sec. 10.

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 5, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Workers' Compensation

15,226,000
17,782,000

This appropriation is from the workers'
compensation fund.

$4,000,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $6,000,000
in fiscal year 2017 are for workers'
compensation system upgrades and are
available through June 30, 2021
. The base
appropriation for this purpose is $3,000,000
in fiscal year 2018 and $3,000,000 in fiscal
year 2019. The base appropriation for fiscal
year 2020 and beyond is zero.

This appropriation includes funds for
information technology project services and
support subject to the provisions of Minnesota
Statutes, section 16E.0466. Any ongoing
information technology costs will be
incorporated into the service level agreement
and will 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.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2015.

ARTICLE 2

COMMERCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 45.0135, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Insurance fraud prevention account.

The insurance fraud prevention account
is created in the state treasury. Money received from assessments under subdivision 7 and
transferred from the automobile theft prevention account in section sections 65B.84,
subdivision 1
, and 297I.11, subdivision 2, is deposited in the account. Money in this fund
is appropriated to the commissioner of commerce for the purposes specified in this section
and sections 60A.951 to 60A.956.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 46.131, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Fiscal year assessments.

Such assessments shall be levied on July 1, 1965,
and at prior to the beginning of each fiscal period beginning July 1 and ending June 30
thereafter, and shall be based on the total estimated expense as herein referred to during
such period. Assessment revenue will be remitted to the commissioner for deposit in the
financial institutions account on or before July 1 of each year
.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 46.131, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


Subd. 11.

Financial institutions account; appropriation.

(a) The financial institutions
account is created as a separate account in the special revenue fund. The account consists
of funds received from assessments under subdivision 7 and examination fees under
subdivision 8. Earnings, including interest, dividends, and any other earnings arising from
account assets, must be credited to the account.

(b) Funds in the account are annually appropriated to the commissioner of commerce
for activities under this section.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2017.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 53B.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Fee.

The annual fee for renewal of a license under this chapter is $2,500
$3,030
.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 58.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Amounts.

The following fees must be paid to the commissioner:

(1) for a residential mortgage originator license, $1,000, $50 of which is credited to the
consumer education account in the special revenue fund;

(2) for a renewal license, $500 $780, $50 of which is credited to the consumer education
account in the special revenue fund;

(3) for a residential mortgage servicer's license, $500;

(4) for a renewal license, $250; and

(5) for a certificate of exemption, $100.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 65B.84, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Program described; commissioner's duties; appropriation.

(a) The
commissioner of commerce shall:

(1) develop and sponsor the implementation of statewide plans, programs, and strategies
to combat automobile theft, improve the administration of the automobile theft laws, and
provide a forum for identification of critical problems for those persons dealing with
automobile theft;

(2) coordinate the development, adoption, and implementation of plans, programs, and
strategies relating to interagency and intergovernmental cooperation with respect to
automobile theft enforcement;

(3) annually audit the plans and programs that have been funded in whole or in part to
evaluate the effectiveness of the plans and programs and withdraw funding should the
commissioner determine that a plan or program is ineffective or is no longer in need of
further financial support from the fund;

(4) develop a plan of operation including:

(i) an assessment of the scope of the problem of automobile theft, including areas of the
state where the problem is greatest;

(ii) an analysis of various methods of combating the problem of automobile theft;

(iii) a plan for providing financial support to combat automobile theft;

(iv) a plan for eliminating car hijacking; and

(v) an estimate of the funds required to implement the plan; and

(5) distribute money, in consultation with the commissioner of public safety, pursuant
to subdivision 3 from the automobile theft prevention special revenue account for automobile
theft prevention activities, including:

(i) paying the administrative costs of the program;

(ii) providing financial support to the State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies
for automobile theft enforcement teams;

(iii) providing financial support to state or local law enforcement agencies for programs
designed to reduce the incidence of automobile theft and for improved equipment and
techniques for responding to automobile thefts;

(iv) providing financial support to local prosecutors for programs designed to reduce
the incidence of automobile theft;

(v) providing financial support to judicial agencies for programs designed to reduce the
incidence of automobile theft;

(vi) providing financial support for neighborhood or community organizations or business
organizations for programs designed to reduce the incidence of automobile theft and to
educate people about the common methods of automobile theft, the models of automobiles
most likely to be stolen, and the times and places automobile theft is most likely to occur;
and

(vii) providing financial support for automobile theft educational and training programs
for state and local law enforcement officials, driver and vehicle services exam and inspections
staff, and members of the judiciary.

(b) The commissioner may not spend in any fiscal year more than ten percent of the
money in the fund for the program's administrative and operating costs. The commissioner
is annually appropriated and must distribute the amount of the proceeds credited to the
automobile theft prevention special revenue account each year, less the transfer of $1,300,000
each year to the general fund insurance fraud prevention account described in section 297I.11,
subdivision 2
.

(c) At the end of each fiscal year, the commissioner may transfer any unobligated balances
in the auto theft prevention account to the insurance fraud prevention account under section
45.0135, subdivision 6.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 80A.65, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Registration application and renewal filing fee.

Every applicant for an initial
or renewal registration shall pay a filing fee of $200 in the case of a broker-dealer, $50 $60
in the case of an agent, and $100 in the case of an investment adviser. When an application
is denied or withdrawn, the filing fee shall be retained. A registered agent who has terminated
employment with one broker-dealer shall, before beginning employment with another
broker-dealer, pay a transfer fee of $25.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216B.164, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Dispute; resolution.

In the event of disputes between an electric a public utility
and a qualifying facility, either party may request a determination of the issue by the
commission. In any such determination, the burden of proof shall be on the public utility.
The commission in its order resolving each such dispute shall require payments to the
prevailing party of the prevailing party's costs, disbursements, and reasonable attorneys'
fees, except that the qualifying facility will be required to pay the costs, disbursements, and
attorneys' fees of the public utility only if the commission finds that the claims of the
qualifying facility in the dispute have been made in bad faith, or are a sham, or are frivolous.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216B.164, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Municipal electric utility.

For purposes of this section only, except subdivision
5,
and with respect to municipal electric utilities only, the term "commission" means the
governing body of each municipal electric utility that adopts and has in effect rules
implementing this section which are consistent with the rules adopted by the Minnesota
Public Utilities Commission under subdivision 6. As used in this subdivision, the governing
body of a municipal electric utility means the city council of that municipality; except that,
if another board, commission, or body is empowered by law or resolution of the city council
or by its charter to establish and regulate rates and days for the distribution of electric energy
within the service area of the city, that board, commission, or body shall be considered the
governing body of the municipal electric utility.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216B.164, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 11.

Cooperative electric association.

(a) For purposes of this section only, the
term "commission" means the board of directors of a cooperative association that (1) elects,
by resolution, to assume the authority delegated to the Public Utilities Commission over
cooperative electric associations under this section, and (2) adopts and has in effect rules
implementing this section. The rules must provide for a process to resolve disputes that
arise under this section, and must include a provision that a request by either party for
mediation of the dispute by an independent third party must be implemented. A cooperative
electric association that has adopted a resolution and rules under this subdivision is exempt
from regulation by the Public Utilities Commission under this section.

(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), any proceedings concerning the activities of a
cooperative electric association under this section that are pending at the Public Utilities
Commission on the effective date of this section are terminated on that date.

(c) The Public Utilities Commission shall limit its investigation in Docket No. 16-512
determining whether the methodology used by cooperative associations to establish a fee
under section 216B.164, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), complies with state law. The
commission shall complete the investigation no later than December 31, 2017. A
methodology determined by the commission to comply with state law may not be challenged
in a dispute under section 216B.164. If the commission determines that a methodology does
not comply with state law, it shall clearly state the changes necessary to bring the
methodology into compliance, and the cooperative electric association shall proceed under
paragraph (a).

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216B.1691, subdivision 2f, is amended to read:


Subd. 2f.

Solar energy standard.

(a) In addition to the requirements of subdivisions 2a
and 2b, each public utility shall generate or procure sufficient electricity generated by solar
energy to serve its retail electricity customers in Minnesota so that by the end of 2020, at
least 1.5 percent of the utility's total retail electric sales to retail customers in Minnesota is
generated by solar energy.

(b) For a public utility with more than 200,000 retail electric customers, at least ten
percent of the 1.5 percent goal must be met by solar energy generated by or procured from
solar photovoltaic devices with a nameplate capacity of 20 kilowatts or less.

(c) A public utility with between 50,000 and 200,000 retail electric customers:

(1) must meet at least ten percent of the 1.5 percent goal with solar energy generated by
or procured from solar photovoltaic devices with a nameplate capacity of 40 kilowatts or
less; and

(2) may apply toward the ten percent goal in clause (1) individual customer subscriptions
of 40 kilowatts or less to a community solar garden program operated by the public utility
that has been approved by the commission.

(b) (d) The solar energy standard established in this subdivision is subject to all the
provisions of this section governing a utility's standard obligation under subdivision 2a.

(c) (e) It is an energy goal of the state of Minnesota that, by 2030, ten percent of the
retail electric sales in Minnesota be generated by solar energy.

(d) (f) For the purposes of calculating the total retail electric sales of a public utility
under this subdivision, there shall be excluded retail electric sales to customers that are:

(1) an iron mining extraction and processing facility, including a scram mining facility
as defined in Minnesota Rules, part 6130.0100, subpart 16; or

(2) a paper mill, wood products manufacturer, sawmill, or oriented strand board
manufacturer.

Those customers may not have included in the rates charged to them by the public utility
any costs of satisfying the solar standard specified by this subdivision.

(e) (g) A public utility may not use energy used to satisfy the solar energy standard under
this subdivision to satisfy its standard obligation under subdivision 2a. A public utility may
not use energy used to satisfy the standard obligation under subdivision 2a to satisfy the
solar standard under this subdivision.

(f) (h) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a solar renewable energy credit associated
with a solar photovoltaic device installed and generating electricity in Minnesota after
August 1, 2013, but before 2020 may be used to meet the solar energy standard established
under this subdivision.

(g) (i) Beginning July 1, 2014, and each July 1 through 2020, each public utility shall
file a report with the commission reporting its progress in achieving the solar energy standard
established under this subdivision.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2017.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216B.1694, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Staging and permitting.

(a) A Natural gas-fired plant that is located on one
site designated as an innovative energy project site under subdivision 1, clause (3), is
accorded the regulatory incentives granted to an innovative energy project under subdivision
2, clauses (1) to (3), and may exercise the authorities therein.

(b) Following issuance of a final state or federal environmental impact statement for an
innovative energy project that was a subject of contested case proceedings before an
administrative law judge:

(1) site and route permits and water appropriation approvals for an innovative energy
project must also be deemed valid for a plant meeting the requirements of paragraph (a)
and shall remain valid until the earlier later of (i) four years from the date the final required
state or federal preconstruction permit is issued or (ii) June 30, 2019 2025; and

(2) no air, water, or other permit issued by a state agency that is necessary for constructing
an innovative energy project may be the subject of contested case hearings, notwithstanding
Minnesota Rules, parts 7000.1750 to 7000.2200.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216B.2422, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Resource plan filing and approval.

A utility shall file a resource plan with
the commission periodically in accordance with rules adopted by the commission. The
commission shall approve, reject, or modify the plan of a public utility, as defined in section
216B.02, subdivision 4, consistent with the public interest. In the resource plan proceedings
of all other utilities, the commission's order shall be advisory and the order's findings and
conclusions shall constitute prima facie evidence which may be rebutted by substantial
evidence in all other proceedings. With respect to utilities other than those defined in section
216B.02, subdivision 4, the commission shall consider the filing requirements and decisions
in any comparable proceedings in another jurisdiction. As a part of its resource plan filing,
a utility shall include the least cost plan for meeting 50 and 75 percent of all energy needs
from both
new and refurbished capacity needs generating facilities through a combination
of conservation and renewable energy resources.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment, and
applies to resource plans filed with the commission on or after July 1, 2017.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216B.2422, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Preference for renewable energy facility.

The commission shall not approve
a new or refurbished nonrenewable energy facility in an integrated resource plan or a
certificate of need, pursuant to section 216B.243, nor shall the commission allow rate
recovery pursuant to section 216B.16 for such a nonrenewable energy facility, unless the
utility has demonstrated that a renewable energy facility is not in the public interest. When
making
the public interest determination, the commission must include consider:

(1) whether the resource plan helps the utility achieve the greenhouse gas reduction
goals under section 216H.02, the renewable energy standard under section 216B.1691, or
the solar energy standard under section 216B.1691, subdivision 2f.;

(2) impacts on local and regional grid reliability;

(3) utility and ratepayer impacts resulting from the intermittent nature of renewable
energy facilities, including but not limited to the costs of purchasing wholesale electricity
in the market and the costs of providing ancillary services; and

(4) utility and ratepayer impacts resulting from reduced exposure to fuel price volatility,
changes in transmission costs, portfolio diversification, and environmental compliance
costs.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2017.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216B.62, subdivision 3b, is amended to read:


Subd. 3b.

Assessment for department regional and national duties.

In addition to
other assessments in subdivision 3, the department may assess up to $1,000,000 $500,000
per fiscal year for performing its duties under section 216A.07, subdivision 3a. The amount
in this subdivision shall be assessed to energy utilities in proportion to their respective gross
operating revenues from retail sales of gas or electric service within the state during the last
calendar year and shall be deposited into an account in the special revenue fund and is
appropriated to the commissioner of commerce for the purposes of section 216A.07,
subdivision 3a
. An assessment made under this subdivision is not subject to the cap on
assessments provided in subdivision 3 or any other law. For the purpose of this subdivision,
an "energy utility" means public utilities, generation and transmission cooperative electric
associations, and municipal power agencies providing natural gas or electric service in the
state. This subdivision expires June 30, 2017 2021.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216C.435, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 7a.

Multifamily residential dwelling.

"Multifamily residential dwelling" means
a residential dwelling containing five or more units intended for use as a residence by tenants
or lessees of the owner.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 237.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


Subd. 10.

Voice-over-Internet protocol service.

"Voice-over-Internet protocol service"
or "VoIP service" means any service that (1) enables real-time two-way voice
communications that originate from or terminate at the user's location in Internet protocol
or any successor protocol, and (2) permits users generally to receive calls that originate on
the public switched telephone network and terminate calls to the public switched telephone
network.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 237.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


Subd. 11.

Internet protocol-enabled service.

"Internet protocol-enabled service" or
"IP-enabled service" means any service, capability, functionality, or application provided
using Internet protocol, or any successor protocol, that enables an end user to send or receive
a communication in Internet protocol format or any successor format, regardless of whether
that communication is voice, data, or video.

Sec. 19.

[237.037] VOICE-OVER-INTERNET PROTOCOL SERVICE AND
INTERNET PROTOCOL-ENABLED SERVICE.

Subdivision 1.

Regulation prohibited.

Except as provided in this section, no state
agency, including the commission and the Department of Commerce, or political subdivision
of this state shall by rule, order, or other means directly or indirectly regulate the entry,
rates, terms, quality of service, availability, classification, or any other aspect of VoIP service
or IP-enabled service.

Subd. 2.

VoIP regulation.

(a) To the extent permitted by federal law, VoIP service is
subject to the requirements of sections 237.49, 237.52, 237.70, and 403.11 with regard to
the collection and remittance of the surcharges governed by those sections.

(b) A provider of VoIP service must comply with the requirements of chapter 403
applicable to the provision of access to 911 service by service providers, except to the extent
those requirements conflict with federal requirements for the provision of 911 service by
VoIP providers under Code of Federal Regulations, title 47, part 9. A VoIP provider is
entitled to the benefit of the limitation of liability provisions of section 403.07, subdivision
5. Beginning June 1, 2017, and continuing each June 1 thereafter, each VoIP provider shall
file a plan with the commission describing how it will comply with the requirements of this
paragraph. After its initial filing under this paragraph, a VoIP provider shall file with the
commission either an update of the plan or a statement certifying that the plan and personnel
contact information previously filed is still current.

Subd. 3.

Relation to other law.

Nothing in this section restricts, creates, expands, or
otherwise affects or modifies:

(1) the commission's authority under the Federal Communications Act of 1934, United
States Code, title 47, sections 251 and 252;

(2) any applicable wholesale tariff or any commission authority related to wholesale
services;

(3) any commission jurisdiction over (i) intrastate switched access rates, terms, and
conditions, including the implementation of federal law with respect to intercarrier
compensation, or (ii) existing commission authority to address or affect the resolution of
disputes regarding intercarrier compensation;

(4) the rights of any entity, or the authority of the commission and local government
authorities, with respect to the use and regulation of public rights-of-way under sections
237.162 and 237.163;

(5) the establishment or enforcement of standards, requirements or procedures in
procurement policies, internal operational policies, or work rules of any state agency or
political subdivision of the state relating to the protection of intellectual property; or

(6) the authority of the attorney general to apply and enforce chapters 325C to 325G
and 325K to 325M or other laws of general applicability governing consumer protection
and trade practices.

Subd. 4.

Exemption.

The following services delivered by IP-enabled service are not
regulated under this chapter:

(1) video services provided by a cable communications system, as defined in section
238.02, subdivision 3;

(2) cable service, as defined in United States Code, title 47, section 522, clause (6); or

(3) any other IP-enabled video service.

Subd. 5.

Preservation of existing landline telephone service.

Nothing in this section
restricts, creates, expands, or otherwise affects or modifies the obligations of a telephone
company under this chapter to offer landline telephone service that is not Voice-over-Internet
protocol service.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 237.295, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 2a.

Assessment of costs related to providers of Voice-over-Internet protocol
service.

The department and the commission may assess their actual regulatory costs directly
related to implementation of section 237.037 with respect to providers of Voice-over-Internet
protocol service. The total amount that may be assessed to all providers of
Voice-over-Internet protocol service under this subdivision shall not exceed the lesser of
either the department and commission's actual regulatory costs directly related to
implementation of this section in calendar years 2019, 2020, and 2021, or $625,000 in
calendar year 2019, $925,000 in calendar year 2020, and $1,200,000 in calendar year 2021,
respectively.

Sec. 21.

[237.417] PERSONAL INFORMATION; PROHIBITION.

No telecommunications or Internet service provider that has entered into a franchise
agreement, right-of-way agreement, or other contract with the state of Minnesota or a
political subdivision, or that uses facilities that are subject to such agreements, even if it is
not a party to the agreement, may collect personal information from a customer resulting
from the customer's use of the telecommunications or Internet service provider without
express written approval from the customer. No such telecommunication or Internet service
provider shall refuse to provide its services to a customer on the grounds that the customer
has not approved collection of the customer's personal information.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 239.101, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Weights and measures fees.

The director shall charge a fee to the owner for
inspecting and testing weights and measures, providing metrology services and consultation,
and providing petroleum quality assurance tests at the request of a licensed distributor.
Money collected by the director must be paid into the state treasury and as follows: (1) ten
percent of metrology fees and ten percent of all other fees must be credited to the petroleum
inspection fee account; and (2) the remainder must be
credited to the state general fund.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297I.11, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Automobile theft prevention account.

A special revenue account in the state
treasury shall be credited with the proceeds of the surcharge imposed under subdivision 1.
Of the revenue in the account, $1,300,000 each year must be transferred to the general fund
insurance fraud prevention account under section 45.0135, subdivision 6
. Revenues in excess
of $1,300,000 each year may be used only for the automobile theft prevention program
described in section 65B.84.

Sec. 24. RESIDENTIAL PACE CONSUMER PROTECTION LEGISLATION TASK
FORCE.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

The Residential PACE Consumer Protection Legislation
Task Force shall develop recommendations for consumer protection legislation for any
energy improvements financing program implemented under Minnesota Statutes, sections
216C.435 to 216C.436, for single-family residential dwellings. For purposes of this section,
"residential PACE" or "PACE" means energy improvement financing programs for
single-family residential dwellings authorized under Minnesota Statutes, sections 216C.435
to 216C.436.

Subd. 2.

Task force.

(a) The task force consists of 16 members as follows:

(1) one member appointed by the Minnesota Association of Realtors;

(2) one member appointed by the Center for Energy and Environment;

(3) one member appointed by the Minnesota Bankers Association;

(4) one member appointed by the Legal Services Advocacy Project;

(5) one member appointed by the Minnesota Credit Union Network;

(6) one member appointed by the Minnesota Solar Energy Industry Association;

(7) one member appointed by the St. Paul Port Authority;

(8) one member appointed by the League of Minnesota Cities;

(9) one member appointed by the Association of Minnesota Counties;

(10) one member appointed by AARP Minnesota;

(11) one member appointed by Fresh Energy;

(12) one member appointed by the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota;

(13) one member appointed by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota;

(14) one member appointed by the Minnesota Land Title Association;

(15) one member appointed by an organization with experience implementing residential
PACE programs in other states; and

(16) the commissioner of commerce or a designee.

(b) Any public member can designate a substitute from the same organization to replace
that member at a meeting of the task force.

Subd. 3.

Duties.

The task force must develop recommendations to:

(1) address concerns regarding the possible constraints on free alienation of residential
property caused by existence and amount of the PACE liens;

(2) reduce and minimize any point-of-sale confusion in transactions involving
PACE-encumbered homes;

(3) ensure conspicuous and meaningful disclosure of, among other things:

(i) all costs and fees of a residential PACE loan; and

(ii) the risks, such as foreclosure and higher costs, that may be associated with residential
PACE loans relative to other financing mechanisms;

(4) ensure that the ability to repay standard uses commonly accepted underwriting
principles;

(5) ensure that consumer provisions required of and protections that apply to conventional
loans and other financing options, including but not limited to the Truth in Lending Act and
the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, are required of and apply to PACE financing;

(6) address any unique protections necessary for elderly, low-income homeowners and
other financially vulnerable homeowners;

(7) establish criteria for ensuring the cost-effectiveness of PACE-enabled clean energy
improvements; and

(8) address any other issues the task force identifies that are necessary to protect
consumers.

Subd. 4.

Administrative support.

The commissioner of commerce shall provide
administrative support and meeting space for the task force.

Subd. 5.

Compensation.

Members serve without compensation and shall not be
reimbursed for expenses.

Subd. 6.

Chair.

The commissioner of commerce or the commissioner's designee shall
serve as chair.

Subd. 7.

Meetings.

The task force shall meet regularly, at the call of the chair. Meetings
of the task force are subject to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13D.

Subd. 8.

Appointments; first meeting.

Appointments must be made by June 1, 2017.
The commissioner of commerce must convene the first meeting by July 15, 2017.

Subd. 9.

Report to legislature.

By January 15, 2018, the commissioner shall submit a
report detailing the task force's findings and recommendations to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction
over energy and consumer protection policy and finance. The report must include any draft
legislation necessary to implement the recommendations of the task force.

Subd. 10.

Suspension of residential PACE.

Until legislation is enacted establishing
consumer protections that addresses, but is not limited to, the concerns identified in
subdivision 3, no programs for the financing of energy improvements on a single-family
residential property dwelling under Minnesota Statutes, sections 216C.435 to 216C.436,
may be operated after the effective date of this section.

Subd. 11.

Expiration.

The task force shall expire January 15, 2018, or after submitting
the report required in this section, whichever is earlier.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 25. REPEALER.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 46.131, subdivision 5, is repealed.

ARTICLE 3

LABOR AND INDUSTRY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 175.45, is amended to read:


175.45 COMPETENCY STANDARDS FOR DUAL TRAINING.

Subdivision 1.

Duties; goal.

The commissioner of labor and industry shall convene
industry representatives,
identify occupational competency standards for dual training, and
provide technical assistance to develop dual-training programs
. The goal of dual training
is to provide employees of an employer with training to acquire competencies that the
employer requires.
The competency standards shall be identified for employment in
occupations in advanced manufacturing, health care services, information technology, and
agriculture. Competency standards are not rules and are exempt from the rulemaking
provisions of chapter 14, and the provisions in section 14.386 concerning exempt rules do
not apply.

Subd. 2.

Definition; competency standards Definitions.

For purposes of this section,
the following terms have the meanings given them:

(1) "competency standards" means the specific knowledge and skills necessary for a
particular occupation.; and

(2) "dual-training program" means an employment-based earn-as-you-learn program
where the trainee is employed by a participating employer and receives structured on-the-job
training and technical instruction in accordance with the competency standards.

Subd. 3.

Competency standards identification process.

In identifying competency
standards, the commissioner shall consult with the commissioner of the Office of Higher
Education and the commissioner of employment and economic development and convene
recognized industry experts, representative employers, higher education institutions,
representatives of the disabled community, and representatives of labor to assist in identifying
credible competency standards. Competency standards must be consistent with, to the extent
available and practical, recognized international and national standards.

Subd. 4.

Duties.

The commissioner shall:

(1) convene industry representatives to identify, develop, and implement dual-training
programs;

(2) identify competency standards for entry level entry-level and higher skill levels;

(2) (3) verify the competency standards and skill levels and their transferability by subject
matter expert representatives of each respective industry;

(3) (4) develop models for Minnesota educational institutions to engage in providing
education and training to meet the competency standards established;

(4) (5) encourage participation by employers and labor in the competency standard
identification process for occupations in their industry; and

(5) (6) align dual training competency standards dual-training programs with other
workforce initiatives.; and

(7) provide technical assistance to develop dual-training programs.

Subd. 5.

Notification.

The commissioner must communicate identified competency
standards to the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education for the purpose of the dual
training
dual-training competency grant program under section 136A.246. The commissioner
of labor and industry shall maintain the competency standards on the department's Web
site.

Sec. 2.

[175.46] YOUTH SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Program established; grants authorized.

The commissioner shall
approve youth skills training programs established for the purpose of providing work-based
skills training for student learners ages 16 and older. The commissioner shall award grants
to local partnerships for the implementation and coordination of local youth skills training
programs as provided in this section.

Subd. 2.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the terms in this subdivision have
the meanings given.

(b) "School district" means a school district or charter school.

(c) "Local partnership" means a school district, nonpublic school, intermediate school
district, or postsecondary institution, in partnership with other school districts, nonpublic
schools, intermediate school districts, postsecondary institutions, workforce development
authorities, economic development authorities, nonprofit organizations, labor unions, or
individuals who have an agreement with one or more local employers to be responsible for
implementing and coordinating a local youth skills training program.

(d) "Student learner" means a student who is both enrolled in a course of study at a public
or nonpublic school to obtain related instruction for academic credit and is employed under
a written agreement to obtain on-the-job skills training under a youth skills training program
approved under this section.

Subd. 3.

Duties.

(a) The commissioner shall:

(1) approve youth skills training programs in high-growth, high-demand occupations
that provide:

(i) that the work of the student learner in the occupations declared particularly hazardous
shall be incidental to the training;

(ii) that the work shall be intermittent and for short periods of time, and under the direct
and close supervision of a qualified and experienced person;

(iii) that safety instruction shall be provided to the student learner and may be given by
the school and correlated by the employer with on-the-job training;

(iv) a schedule of organized and progressive work processes to be performed on the job;

(v) a schedule of wage rates in compliance with section 177.24; and

(vi) whether the student learner will obtain secondary school academic credit,
postsecondary credit, or both, for the training program;

(2) approve occupations and maintain a list of approved occupations for programs under
this section;

(3) issue requests for proposals for grants;

(4) work with individuals representing industry and labor to develop new youth skills
training programs;

(5) develop model program guides;

(6) monitor youth skills training programs;

(7) provide technical assistance to local partnership grantees;

(8) work with providers to identify paths for receiving postsecondary credit for
participation in the youth skills training program; and

(9) approve other activities as necessary to implement the program.

(b) The commissioner shall collaborate with stakeholders, including, but not limited to,
representatives of secondary school institutions, career and technical education instructors,
postsecondary institutions, businesses, and labor, in developing youth skills training
programs, and identifying and approving occupations and competencies for youth skills
training programs.

Subd. 4.

Training agreement.

Each student learner shall sign a written training agreement
on a form prescribed by the commissioner. Each agreement shall contain the name of the
student learner, and be signed by the employer, the school coordinator or administrator, and
the student learner, or if the student learner is a minor, by the student's parent or legal
guardian. Copies of each agreement shall be kept on file by both the school and the employer.

Subd. 5.

Program approval.

The commissioner may grant exemptions from the
provisions of chapter 181A for student learners participating in youth skills training programs
approved by the commissioner under this section. The approval of a youth skills training
program will be reviewed annually. The approval of a youth skills training program may
be revoked at any time if the commissioner finds that:

(1) all provisions of subdivision 3 have not been met in the previous year; or

(2) reasonable precautions have not been observed for the safety of minors.

The commissioner shall maintain and annually update a list of occupations and tasks suitable
for student learners in compliance with federal law.

Subd. 6.

Interactions with education finance.

(a) For the purpose of computing state
aids for the enrolling school district, the hours a student learner participates in a youth skills
training program under this section must be counted in the student's hours of average daily
membership under section 126C.05.

(b) Educational expenses for a participating student learner must be included in the
enrolling district's career and technical revenue as provided under section 124D.4531.

Subd. 7.

Academic credit.

A school district may grant academic credit to student learners
participating in youth skills training programs under this section in accordance with local
requirements.

Subd. 8.

Postsecondary credit.

A postsecondary institution may award postsecondary
credit to a student learner who successfully completes a youth skills training program.

Subd. 9.

Work-based learning program.

A youth skills training program shall qualify
as a work-based learning program if it meets requirements for a career and technical education
program and is supervised by a qualified teacher with appropriate licensure for a work-based
learning teacher-coordinator.

Subd. 10.

School coordinator.

Unless otherwise required for a work-based learning
program, a youth skills training program may be supervised by a qualified teacher or by an
administrator as determined by the school district.

Subd. 11.

Other apprenticeship programs.

(a) This section shall not affect programs
under section 124D.47.

(b) A registered apprenticeship program governed by chapter 178 may grant credit
toward the completion of a registered apprenticeship for the successful completion of a
youth skills training program under this section.

Subd. 12.

Grant applications.

(a) Applications for grants must be made to the
commissioner on a form provided by the commissioner.

(b) A local partnership may apply for a grant and shall include in its grant application:

(1) the identity of each school district, public agency, nonprofit organization, or individual
who is a participant in the local partnership;

(2) the identity of each employer who is a participant in the local partnership and the
amount of matching funds provided by each employer, if any;

(3) a plan to accomplish the implementation and coordination of activities specified in
this subdivision; and

(4) the identity of a fiscal agent responsible for receiving, managing, and accounting for
the grant.

Subd. 13.

Grant awards.

(a) A local partnership awarded a grant under this section
must use the grant award for any of the following implementation and coordination activities:

(1) recruiting additional employers to provide on-the-job training and supervision for
student learners and providing technical assistance to those employers;

(2) recruiting students to participate in the local youth skills training program and
monitoring the progress of student learners participating in the program and monitoring
program outcomes;

(3) coordinating youth skills training activities within participating school districts and
among participating school districts, postsecondary institutions, and employers;

(4) coordinating academic, vocational and occupational learning, school-based and
work-based learning, and secondary and postsecondary education for participants in the
local youth skills training program;

(5) coordinating transportation for student learners participating in the local youth skills
training program; and

(6) any other implementation or coordination activity that the commissioner may direct
or permit the local partnership to perform.

(b) Grant awards may not be used to directly or indirectly pay the wages of a student
learner.

Subd. 14.

Outcomes.

The following outcomes are expected of a local youth skills training
program:

(1) at least 80 percent of the student learners who participate in a youth skills training
program receive a high school diploma when eligible upon completion of the training
program; and

(2) at least 60 percent of the student learners who participate in a youth skills training
program receive a recognized credential upon completion of the training program.

Subd. 15.

Reporting.

(a) By February 1, 2019, and annually thereafter, the commissioner
shall report on the activity and outcomes of the program for the preceding fiscal year to the
chairs of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over jobs and economic growth policy
and finance. At a minimum, the report must include:

(1) the number of student learners who commenced the training program and the number
who completed the training program; and

(2) recommendations, if any, for changes to the program.

(b) The initial report shall include a detailed description of the differences between the
state and federal systems in child safety standards.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.092, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

License fees and license renewal fees.

(a) The license fee for each license is
the base license fee plus any applicable board fee, continuing education fee, and contractor
recovery fund fee and additional assessment, as set forth in this subdivision.

(b) For purposes of this section, "license duration" means the number of years for which
the license is issued except that if the initial license is not issued for a whole number of
years, the license duration shall be rounded up to the next whole number.

(c) The base license fee shall depend on whether the license is classified as an entry
level, master, journeyman, or business license, and on the license duration. The base license
fee shall be:

License Classification
License Duration
1 year
2 years
Entry level
$10
$20
Journeyworker
$20
$40
Master
$40
$80
Business
$180

(d) If there is a continuing education requirement for renewal of the license, then a
continuing education fee must be included in the renewal license fee. The continuing
education fee for all license classifications shall be: $10 if the renewal license duration is
one year; and $20 if the renewal license duration is two years.

(e) If the license is issued under sections 326B.31 to 326B.59 or 326B.90 to 326B.925,
then a board fee must be included in the license fee and the renewal license fee. The board
fee for all license classifications shall be: $4 if the license duration is one year; and $8 if
the license duration is two years.

(f) If the application is for the renewal of a license issued under sections 326B.802 to
326B.885, then the contractor recovery fund fee required under section 326B.89, subdivision
3, and any additional assessment required under section 326B.89, subdivision 16, must be
included in the license renewal fee.

(g) Notwithstanding the fee amounts described in paragraphs (c) to (f), for the period
July 1, 2015 2017, through June 30, 2017 September 30, 2021, the following fees apply:

License Classification
License Duration
1 year
2 years
Entry level
$10
$20
Journeyworker
$15
$35
$30
Master
$30
$75
$60
Business
$160
$120

If there is a continuing education requirement for renewal of the license, then a continuing
education fee must be included in the renewal license fee. The continuing education fee for
all license classifications shall be $5.

Sec. 4.

[326B.108] PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION SUBJECT TO
CODE.

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 200 or more
people and includes a sports or entertainment arena, stadium, theater, community or
convention hall, special event center, indoor amusement facility or water park, or swimming
pool.

Subd. 2.

Application.

Construction, additions, and alterations to a place of public
accommodation must be designed and constructed to comply with the State Building Code.

Subd. 3.

Enforcement.

In 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.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.153, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Building permits.

(a) Fees for building permits submitted as required
in section 326B.106 326B.107 include:

(1) the fee as set forth in the fee schedule in paragraph (b) or as adopted by a municipality;
and

(2) the surcharge required by section 326B.148.

(b) The total valuation and fee schedule is:

(1) $1 to $500, $29.50 $21;

(2) $501 to $2,000, $28 $21 for the first $500 plus $3.70 $2.75 for each additional $100
or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000;

(3) $2,001 to $25,000, $83.50 $62.25 for the first $2,000 plus $16.55 $12.50 for each
additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000;

(4) $25,001 to $50,000, $464.15 $349.75 for the first $25,000 plus $12 $9 for each
additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000;

(5) $50,001 to $100,000, $764.15 $574.75 for the first $50,000 plus $8.45 $6.25 for
each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000;

(6) $100,001 to $500,000, $1,186.65 $887.25 for the first $100,000 plus $6.75 $5 for
each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000;

(7) $500,001 to $1,000,000, $3,886.65 $2,887.25 for the first $500,000 plus $5.50 $4.25
for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000; and

(8) $1,000,001 and up, $6,636.65 $5,012.25 for the first $1,000,000 plus $4.50 $2.75
for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.

(c) Other inspections and fees are:

(1) inspections outside of normal business hours (minimum charge two hours), $63.25
per hour;

(2) reinspection fees, $63.25 per hour;

(3) inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated (minimum charge one-half
hour), $63.25 per hour; and

(4) additional plan review required by changes, additions, or revisions to approved plans
(minimum charge one-half hour), $63.25 per hour.

(d) If the actual hourly cost to the jurisdiction under paragraph (c) is greater than $63.25,
then the greater rate shall be paid. Hourly cost includes supervision, overhead, equipment,
hourly wages, and fringe benefits of the employees involved.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

Paragraph (a) is effective July 1, 2017. Paragraph (b) is effective
July 1, 2017, and the amendments to it expire October 1, 2021.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.37, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


Subd. 16.

Wind electric systems.

(a) The inspection fee for the installation of a wind
turbine is:

(1) 0 watts to and including 100,000 watts, $80;

(2) 100,001 watts to and including 500,000 watts, $105;

(3) 500,001 watts to and including 1,000,000 watts, $120;

(4) 1,000,001 watts to and including 1,500,000 watts, $125;

(5) 1,500,001 watts to and including 2,000,000 watts, $130;

(6) 2,000,001 watts to and including 3,000,000 watts, $145; and

(7) 3,000,001 watts and larger, $160.

(b) For the purpose of paragraph (a), the watt rating is the total estimated alternating
current energy output of one individual wind turbine.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.37, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


Subd. 17.

Solar photovoltaic systems.

(a) The inspection fee for the installation of a
solar photovoltaic system is:

(1) 0 watts to and including 5,000 watts, $60;

(2) 5,001 watts to and including 10,000 watts, $100;

(3) 10,001 watts to and including 20,000 watts, $150;

(4) 20,001 watts to and including 30,000 watts, $200;

(5) 30,001 watts to and including 40,000 watts, $250;

(6) 40,001 watts to and including 1,000,000 watts, $250, and $25 for each additional
10,000 watts over 40,000 watts;

(7) 1,000,000 watts to 5,000,000 watts, $2,650, and $15 for each additional 10,000 watts
over 1,000,000 watts; and

(8) 5,000,000 watts and larger, $8,650, and $10 for each additional 10,000 watts over
5,000,000 watts.

(b) For the purpose of paragraph (a), the watt rating is the total estimated alternating
current energy output of the solar photovoltaic system.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.435, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Powers; duties; administrative support.

(a) The board shall have the power
to:

(1) elect its chair, vice-chair, and secretary;

(2) adopt bylaws that specify the duties of its officers, the meeting dates of the board,
and containing such other provisions as may be useful and necessary for the efficient conduct
of the business of the board;

(3) adopt the Plumbing Code that must be followed in this state and any Plumbing Code
amendments thereto. The Plumbing Code shall include the minimum standards described
in sections 326B.43, subdivision 1, and 326B.52, subdivision 1. The board shall adopt the
Plumbing Code and any amendments thereto pursuant to chapter 14 and as provided in
subdivision 6, paragraphs (b), (c), and (d);

(4) review requests for final interpretations and issue final interpretations as provided
in section 326B.127, subdivision 5;

(5) adopt rules that regulate the licensure, certification, or registration of plumbing
contractors, journeymen, unlicensed individuals, master plumbers, restricted master plumbers,
restricted journeymen, restricted plumbing contractors, backflow prevention rebuilders and
testers, water conditioning contractors, and water conditioning installers, and other persons
engaged in the design, installation, and alteration of plumbing systems or engaged in or
working at the business of water conditioning installation or service, or engaged in or
working at the business of medical gas system installation, maintenance, or repair, except
for those individuals licensed under section 326.02, subdivisions 2 and 3. The board shall
adopt these rules pursuant to chapter 14 and as provided in subdivision 6, paragraphs (e)
and (f);

(6) adopt rules that regulate continuing education for individuals licensed as master
plumbers, journeyman plumbers, restricted master plumbers, restricted journeyman plumbers,
registered unlicensed individuals, water conditioning contractors masters, and water
conditioning installers journeymen, and for individuals certified under sections 326B.437
and 326B.438. The board shall adopt these rules pursuant to chapter 14 and as provided in
subdivision 6, paragraphs (e) and (f);

(7) refer complaints or other communications to the commissioner, whether oral or
written, as provided in subdivision 8, that allege or imply a violation of a statute, rule, or
order that the commissioner has the authority to enforce pertaining to code compliance,
licensure, or an offering to perform or performance of unlicensed plumbing services;

(8) approve per diem and expenses deemed necessary for its members as provided in
subdivision 3;

(9) approve license reciprocity agreements;

(10) select from its members individuals to serve on any other state advisory council,
board, or committee; and

(11) recommend the fees for licenses, registrations, and certifications.

Except for the powers granted to the Plumbing Board, the Board of Electricity, and the
Board of High Pressure Piping Systems, the commissioner of labor and industry shall
administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter and any rules promulgated pursuant
thereto.

(b) The board shall comply with section 15.0597, subdivisions 2 and 4.

(c) The commissioner shall coordinate the board's rulemaking and recommendations
with the recommendations and rulemaking conducted by the other boards created pursuant
to this chapter. The commissioner shall provide staff support to the board. The support
includes professional, legal, technical, and clerical staff necessary to perform rulemaking
and other duties assigned to the board. The commissioner of labor and industry shall supply
necessary office space and supplies to assist the board in its duties.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.50, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Water conditioning installation.

"Water conditioning installation" means the
installation of appliances, appurtenances, and fixtures designed to treat water so as to alter,
modify, add or remove mineral, chemical or bacterial content, said installation to be made
in a water distribution system serving:

(1) a single family residential unit, which has been initially established by a licensed
plumber, and does not involve a direct connection without an air gap to a soil or waste pipe.;
or

(2) a multifamily or nonresidential building, where the plumbing installation has been
initially established by a licensed plumber. Isolation valves shall be required for all water
conditioning installations and shall be readily accessible. Water conditioning installation
does not include:

(i) a valve that allows isolation of the water conditioning installation;

(ii) piping greater than two-inch nominal pipe size; or

(iii) a direct connection without an air gap to a soil or waste pipe.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.50, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 5.

Direct supervision.

The term "direct supervision," with respect to direct
supervision of a registered unlicensed individual, means that:

(1) at all times while the registered unlicensed individual is performing water conditioning
installation work, a direct supervisor is present at the location where the registered unlicensed
individual is working;

(2) the direct supervisor is physically present and immediately available to the registered
unlicensed individual at all times for assistance and direction;

(3) any form of electronic supervision does not meet the requirement of being physically
present;

(4) the direct supervisor reviews the water conditioning installation work performed by
the registered unlicensed individual before the water conditioning installation is operated;
and

(5) the direct supervisor determines that all water conditioning installation work
performed by the registered unlicensed individual is performed in compliance with sections
326B.50 to 326B.59, all rules adopted under these sections, the Minnesota Plumbing Code,
and all orders issued under section 326B.082.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.50, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 6.

Direct supervisor.

"Direct supervisor" means a master plumber, journeyman
plumber, restricted master plumber, restricted journeyman plumber, water conditioning
master, or water conditioning journeyman responsible for providing direct supervision of
a registered unlicensed individual.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.55, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Qualifications for licensing.

(a) A water conditioning master license shall be
issued only to an individual who has demonstrated skill in planning, superintending, and
servicing, and installing water conditioning installations, and has successfully passed the
examination for water conditioning masters. A water conditioning journeyman license shall
only be issued to an individual other than a water conditioning master who has demonstrated
practical knowledge of water conditioning installation, and has successfully passed the
examination for water conditioning journeymen. A water conditioning journeyman must
successfully pass the examination for water conditioning masters before being licensed as
a water conditioning master.

(b) Each water conditioning contractor must designate a responsible licensed master
plumber or a responsible licensed water conditioning master, who shall be responsible for
the performance of all water conditioning installation and servicing in accordance with the
requirements of sections 326B.50 to 326B.59, all rules adopted under sections 326B.50 to
326B.59, the Minnesota Plumbing Code, and all orders issued under section 326B.082. If
the water conditioning contractor is an individual or sole proprietorship, the responsible
licensed master must be the individual, proprietor, or managing employee. If the water
conditioning contractor is a partnership, the responsible licensed master must be a general
partner or managing employee. If the water conditioning contractor is a limited liability
company, the responsible licensed master must be a chief manager or managing employee.
If the water conditioning contractor is a corporation, the responsible licensed master must
be an officer or managing employee. If the responsible licensed master is a managing
employee, the responsible licensed master must be actively engaged in performing water
conditioning work on behalf of the water conditioning contractor and cannot be employed
in any capacity as a water conditioning master or water conditioning journeyman for any
other water conditioning contractor. An individual must not be the responsible licensed
master for more than one water conditioning contractor.

(c) All applications and renewals for water conditioning contractor licenses shall include
a verified statement that the applicant or licensee has complied with paragraph (b).

(d) Each application and renewal for a water conditioning master license, water
conditioning journeyman license, or a water conditioning contractor license shall be
accompanied by all fees required by section 326B.092.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.55, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Plumber's apprentices.

(a) A plumber's apprentice who is registered under
section 326B.47 is authorized to assist in water conditioning installation and water
conditioning servicing only while under the direct supervision of a master plumber,
journeyman plumber, restricted master plumber, restricted journeyman plumber, water
conditioning master, or water conditioning journeyman. The master or journeyman is
responsible for ensuring that all water conditioning work performed by the plumber's
apprentice complies with the plumbing code and rules adopted under sections 326B.50 to
326B.59. The supervising master or journeyman must be licensed and must be employed
by the same employer as the plumber's apprentice. Licensed individuals shall not permit
plumber's apprentices to perform water conditioning work except under the direct supervision
of an individual actually licensed to perform such work. Plumber's apprentices shall not
supervise the performance of plumbing work or make assignments of plumbing work to
unlicensed individuals.

(b) Water conditioning contractors employing plumber's apprentices to perform water
conditioning work shall maintain records establishing compliance with this subdivision that
shall identify all plumber's apprentices performing water conditioning work, and shall permit
the department to examine and copy all such records.

Sec. 14.

[326B.555] REGISTERED UNLICENSED INDIVIDUALS.

Subdivision 1.

Registration; supervision; records.

(a) All unlicensed individuals
engaged in water conditioning installation must be registered under subdivision 3.

(b) A registered unlicensed individual is authorized to assist in water conditioning
installations in a single family residential unit only when a master plumber, journeyman
plumber, restricted master plumber, restricted journeyman plumber, water conditioning
master, or water conditioning journeyman is available and responsible for ensuring that all
water conditioning installation work performed by the unlicensed individual complies with
the applicable provisions of the plumbing and water conditioning codes and rules adopted
pursuant to such codes. For all other water conditioning installation work, the registered
unlicensed individual must be under the direct supervision of a responsible licensed water
conditioning master.

(c) Water conditioning contractors employing registered unlicensed individuals to perform
water conditioning installation work shall maintain records establishing compliance with
this subdivision that shall identify all unlicensed individuals performing water conditioning
installations, and shall permit the department to examine and copy all such records.

Subd. 2.

Journeyman exam.

A registered unlicensed individual who has completed
875 hours of practical water conditioning installation, servicing, and training is eligible to
take the water conditioning journeyman examination. Up to 100 hours of practical water
conditioning installation and servicing experience prior to becoming a registered unlicensed
individual may be applied to the practical experience requirement. However, none of this
practical experience may be applied if the unlicensed individual did not have any practical
experience in the 12-month period immediately prior to becoming a registered unlicensed
individual.

Subd. 3.

Registration, renewals, and fees.

An unlicensed individual may register by
completing and submitting to the commissioner an application form provided by the
commissioner, with all fees required by section 326B.58. A completed application form
must state the date, the individual's age, schooling, previous experience and employer, and
other information required by the commissioner. The plumbing board may prescribe rules,
not inconsistent with this section, for the registration of unlicensed individuals. Applications
for initial registration may be submitted at any time. Registration must be renewed annually
and shall be for the period from July 1 of each year to June 30 of the following year.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.89, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given them.

(b) "Gross annual receipts" means the total amount derived from residential contracting
or residential remodeling activities, regardless of where the activities are performed, and
must not be reduced by costs of goods sold, expenses, losses, or any other amount.

(c) "Licensee" means a person licensed as a residential contractor or residential remodeler.

(d) "Residential real estate" means a new or existing building constructed for habitation
by one to four families, and includes detached garages intended for storage of vehicles
associated with the residential real estate
.

(e) "Fund" means the contractor recovery fund.

(f) "Owner" when used in connection with real property, means a person who has any
legal or equitable interest in real property and includes a condominium or townhome
association that owns common property located in a condominium building or townhome
building or an associated detached garage. Owner does not include any real estate developer
or any owner using, or intending to use, the property for a business purpose and not as
owner-occupied residential real estate.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.89, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Payment limitations.

The commissioner shall not pay compensation from the
fund to an owner or a lessee in an amount greater than $75,000 per licensee. The
commissioner shall not pay compensation from the fund to owners and lessees in an amount
that totals more than $150,000 $300,000 per licensee. The commissioner shall only pay
compensation from the fund for a final judgment that is based on a contract directly between
the licensee and the homeowner or lessee that was entered into prior to the cause of action
and that requires licensure as a residential building contractor or residential remodeler.

Sec. 17. REPEALER.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.89, subdivision 14, is repealed.

ARTICLE 4

EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.395, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Limitation.

(a) No grant awarded under this section may fund more than 50
percent of the total cost of a project in an underserved area.

(b) Grants awarded for projects in unserved areas require a 35 percent match.

(c) Grants awarded to a single project under this section must not exceed $5,000,000
$3,000,000
.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.8731, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Administration.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the
commissioner shall administer the fund as part of the Small Cities Development Block
Grant Program and funds shall be made available to local communities and recognized
Indian tribal governments in accordance with the rules adopted for economic development
grants in the small cities community development block grant program. All units of general
purpose local government are eligible applicants for Minnesota investment funds. The
commissioner may provide forgivable loans directly to a private enterprise and not require
a local community or recognized Indian tribal government application other than a resolution
supporting the assistance.

(b) Eligible applicants for the state-funded portion of the fund also include development
authorities as defined in section 116J.552, subdivision 4, provided that the governing body
of the municipality approves, by resolution, the application of the development authority.
A local government entity may receive more than one award in a fiscal year. The
commissioner may also make funds available within the department for eligible expenditures
under subdivision 3, clause (2).

(c) A home rule charter or statutory city, county, or town may loan or grant money
received from repayment of funds awarded under this section to a regional development
commission, other regional entity, or statewide community capital fund as determined by
the commissioner, to capitalize or to provide the local match required for capitalization of
a regional or statewide revolving loan fund.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.8731, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 10.

Transfer.

The commissioner may transfer up to $2,000,000 of a fiscal year's
appropriation between the Minnesota job creation fund program and Minnesota investment
fund to meet business demand.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.8748, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

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

(b) "Agreement" or "business subsidy agreement" means a business subsidy agreement
under section 116J.994 that must include, but is not limited to: specification of the duration
of the agreement, job goals and a timeline for achieving those goals over the duration of
the agreement, construction and other investment goals and a timeline for achieving those
goals over the duration of the agreement, and the value of benefits the firm may receive
following achievement of capital investment and employment goals. The local government
and business must report to the commissioner on the business performance using the forms
developed by the commissioner.

(c) "Business" means an individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company,
association, or other entity.

(d) "Capital investment" means money that is expended for the purpose of building or
improving real fixed property where employees under paragraphs (g) and (h) are or will be
employed and also includes construction materials, services, and supplies, and the purchase
and installation of equipment and machinery as provided under subdivision 4, paragraph
(b), clause (5).

(e) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic development.

(f) "Minnesota job creation fund business" means a business that is designated by the
commissioner under subdivision 3.

(g) "Minority person" means a person belonging to a racial or ethnic minority as defined
in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 23.5.

(g) (h) "New full-time employee" means an employee who:

(1) begins work at a Minnesota job creation fund business facility noted in a business
subsidy agreement and following the designation as a job creation fund business; and

(2) has expected work hours of at least 2,080 hours annually.

(i) "Persons with disabilities" means an individual with a disability, as defined under
the Americans with Disabilities Act, United States Code, title 42, section 12102.

(h) (j) "Retained job" means a full-time position:

(1) that existed at the facility prior to the designation as a job creation fund business;
and

(2) has expected work hours of at least 2,080 hours annually.

(k) "Veteran" means a veteran as defined in section 197.447.

(i) (l) "Wages" has the meaning given in section 290.92, subdivision 1, clause (1).

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.8748, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Minnesota job creation fund business designation; requirements.

(a) To
receive designation as a Minnesota job creation fund business, a business must satisfy all
of the following conditions:

(1) the business is or will be engaged in, within Minnesota, one of the following as its
primary business activity:

(i) manufacturing;

(ii) warehousing;

(iii) distribution;

(iv) information technology;

(v) finance;

(vi) insurance; or

(vii) professional or technical services;

(2) the business must not be primarily engaged in lobbying; gambling; entertainment;
professional sports; political consulting; leisure; hospitality; or professional services provided
by attorneys, accountants, business consultants, physicians, or health care consultants, or
primarily engaged in making retail sales to purchasers who are physically present at the
business's location;

(3) the business must enter into a binding construction and job creation business subsidy
agreement with the commissioner to expend directly, or ensure expenditure by or in
partnership with a third party constructing or managing the project,
at least $500,000 in
capital investment in a capital investment project that includes a new, expanded, or remodeled
facility within one year following designation as a Minnesota job creation fund business or
$250,000 if the project is located outside the metropolitan area as defined in section 200.02,
subdivision 24, or if 51 percent of the business is cumulatively owned by minorities, veterans,
women, or persons with a disability;
and:

(i) create at least ten new full-time employee positions within two years of the benefit
date following the designation as a Minnesota job creation fund business or five new full-time
employee positions within two years of the benefit date if the project is located outside the
metropolitan area as defined in section 200.02, subdivision 24, or if 51 percent of the business
is cumulatively owned by minorities, veterans, women, or persons with a disability
; or

(ii) expend at least $25,000,000, which may include the installation and purchase of
machinery and equipment, in capital investment and retain at least 200 employees for projects
located in the metropolitan area as defined in section 200.02, subdivision 24, and 75
employees for projects located outside the metropolitan area;

(4) positions or employees moved or relocated from another Minnesota location of the
Minnesota job creation fund business must not be included in any calculation or determination
of job creation or new positions under this paragraph; and

(5) a Minnesota job creation fund business must not terminate, lay off, or reduce the
working hours of an employee for the purpose of hiring an individual to satisfy job creation
goals under this subdivision.

(b) Prior to approving the proposed designation of a business under this subdivision, the
commissioner shall consider the following:

(1) the economic outlook of the industry in which the business engages;

(2) the projected sales of the business that will be generated from outside the state of
Minnesota;

(3) how the business will build on existing regional, national, and international strengths
to diversify the state's economy;

(4) whether the business activity would occur without financial assistance;

(5) whether the business is unable to expand at an existing Minnesota operation due to
facility or land limitations;

(6) whether the business has viable location options outside Minnesota;

(7) the effect of financial assistance on industry competitors in Minnesota;

(8) financial contributions to the project made by local governments; and

(9) any other criteria the commissioner deems necessary.

(c) Upon receiving notification of local approval under subdivision 2, the commissioner
shall review the determination by the local government and consider the conditions listed
in paragraphs (a) and (b) to determine whether it is in the best interests of the state and local
area to designate a business as a Minnesota job creation fund business.

(d) If the commissioner designates a business as a Minnesota job creation fund business,
the business subsidy agreement shall include the performance outcome commitments and
the expected financial value of any Minnesota job creation fund benefits.

(e) The commissioner may amend an agreement once, upon request of a local government
on behalf of a business, only if the performance is expected to exceed thresholds stated in
the original agreement.

(f) A business may apply to be designated as a Minnesota job creation fund business at
the same location more than once only if all goals under a previous Minnesota job creation
fund agreement have been met and the agreement is completed.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.8748, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Certification; benefits.

(a) The commissioner may certify a Minnesota job
creation fund business as eligible to receive a specific value of benefit under paragraphs (b)
and (c) when the business has achieved its job creation and capital investment goals noted
in its agreement under subdivision 3.

(b) A qualified Minnesota job creation fund business may be certified eligible for the
benefits in this paragraph for up to five years for projects located in the metropolitan area
as defined in section 200.02, subdivision 24, and seven years for projects located outside
the metropolitan area, as determined by the commissioner when considering the best interests
of the state and local area. Notwithstanding section 16B.98, subdivision 5, paragraph (a),
clause (3), or section 16B.98, subdivision 5, paragraph (b), grant agreements for projects
located outside the metropolitan area may be for up to seven years in length.
The eligibility
for the following benefits begins the date the commissioner certifies the business as a
qualified Minnesota job creation fund business under this subdivision:

(1) up to five percent rebate for projects located in the metropolitan area as defined in
section 200.02, subdivision 24, and 7.5 percent for projects located outside the metropolitan
area, on capital investment on qualifying purchases as provided in subdivision 5 with the
total rebate for a project not to exceed $500,000;

(2) an award of up to $500,000 based on full-time job creation and wages paid as provided
in subdivision 6 with the total award not to exceed $500,000;

(3) up to $1,000,000 in capital investment rebates and $1,000,000 in job creation awards
are allowable for projects that have at least $25,000,000 in capital investment and 200 new
employees in the metropolitan area as defined in section 200.02, subdivision 24, and 75
new employees for projects located outside the metropolitan area
;

(4) up to $1,000,000 in capital investment rebates are allowable for projects that have
at least $25,000,000 in capital investment and 200 retained employees for projects located
in the metropolitan area as defined in section 200.02, subdivision 24, and 75 employees for
projects located outside the metropolitan area; and

(5) for clauses (3) and (4) only, the capital investment expenditure requirements may
include the installation and purchases of machinery and equipment. These expenditures are
not eligible for the capital investment rebate provided under subdivision 5.

(c) The job creation award may be provided in multiple years as long as the qualified
Minnesota job creation fund business continues to meet the job creation goals provided for
in its agreement under subdivision 3 and the total award does not exceed $500,000 except
as provided under paragraph (b), clauses (3) and (4).

(d) No rebates or award may be provided until the Minnesota job creation fund business
or a third party constructing or managing the project has at least $500,000 in capital
investment in the project and at least ten full-time jobs have been created and maintained
for at least one year or the retained employees, as provided in paragraph (b), clause (4),
remain for at least one year. The agreement may require additional performance outcomes
that need to be achieved before rebates and awards are provided. If fewer retained jobs are
maintained, but still above the minimum under this subdivision, the capital investment
award shall be reduced on a proportionate basis.

(e) The forms needed to be submitted to document performance by the Minnesota job
creation fund business must be in the form and be made under the procedures specified by
the commissioner. The forms shall include documentation and certification by the business
that it is in compliance with the business subsidy agreement, sections 116J.871 and 116L.66,
and other provisions as specified by the commissioner.

(f) Minnesota job creation fund businesses must pay each new full-time employee added
pursuant to the agreement total compensation, including benefits not mandated by law, that
on an annualized basis is equal to at least 110 percent of the federal poverty level for a
family of four.

(g) A Minnesota job creation fund business must demonstrate reasonable progress on
its capital investment expenditures within six months following designation as a Minnesota
job creation fund business to ensure that the capital investment goal in the agreement under
subdivision 1 will be met. Businesses not making reasonable progress will not be eligible
for benefits under the submitted application and will need to work with the local government
unit to resubmit a new application and request to be a Minnesota job creation fund business.
Notwithstanding the goals noted in its agreement under subdivision 1, this action shall not
be considered a default of the business subsidy agreement.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.8748, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Job creation award.

(a) A qualified Minnesota job creation fund business is
eligible for an annual award for each new job created and maintained by the business using
the following schedule: $1,000 for each job position paying annual wages at least $26,000
but less than $35,000; $2,000 for each job position paying at least $35,000 but less than
$45,000; and $3,000 for each job position paying at least $45,000; and as noted in the goals
under the agreement provided under subdivision 1. These awards are increased by $1,000
if the business is located outside the metropolitan area as defined in section 200.02,
subdivision 24, or if 51 percent of the business is cumulatively owned by minorities, veterans,
women, or persons with a disability.

(b) The job creation award schedule must be adjusted annually using the percentage
increase in the federal poverty level for a family of four.

(c) Minnesota job creation fund businesses seeking an award credit provided under
subdivision 4 must submit forms and applications to the Department of Employment and
Economic Development as prescribed by the commissioner.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116L.17, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given them in this subdivision.

(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic development.

(c) "Dislocated worker" means an individual who is a resident of Minnesota at the time
employment ceased or was working in the state at the time employment ceased and:

(1) has been permanently separated or has received a notice of permanent separation
from public or private sector employment and is eligible for or has exhausted entitlement
to unemployment benefits, and is unlikely to return to the previous industry or occupation;

(2) has been long-term unemployed and has limited opportunities for employment or
reemployment in the same or a similar occupation in the area in which the individual resides,
including older individuals who may have substantial barriers to employment by reason of
age;

(3) has been terminated or has received a notice of termination of employment as a result
of a plant closing or a substantial layoff at a plant, facility, or enterprise;

(4) has been self-employed, including farmers and ranchers, and is unemployed as a
result of general economic conditions in the community in which the individual resides or
because of natural disasters;

(5) MS 2011 Supp [Expired, 2011 c 84 art 3 s 1]

(6) (5) is a veteran as defined by section 197.447, has been discharged or released from
active duty under honorable conditions within the last 36 months, and (i) is unemployed or
(ii) is employed in a job verified to be below the skill level and earning capacity of the
veteran;

(7) (6) is an individual determined by the United States Department of Labor to be
covered by trade adjustment assistance under United States Code, title 19, sections 2271 to
2331, as amended; or

(8) (7) is a displaced homemaker. A "displaced homemaker" is an individual who has
spent a substantial number of years in the home providing homemaking service and (i) has
been dependent upon the financial support of another; and now due to divorce, separation,
death, or disability of that person, must find employment to self support; or (ii) derived the
substantial share of support from public assistance on account of dependents in the home
and no longer receives such support. To be eligible under this clause, the support must have
ceased while the worker resided in Minnesota.

For the purposes of this section, "dislocated worker" does not include an individual who
was an employee, at the time employment ceased, of a political committee, political fund,
principal campaign committee, or party unit, as those terms are used in chapter 10A, or an
organization required to file with the federal elections commission.

(d) "Eligible organization" means a state or local government unit, nonprofit organization,
community action agency, business organization or association, or labor organization.

(e) "Plant closing" means the announced or actual permanent shutdown of a single site
of employment, or one or more facilities or operating units within a single site of
employment.

(f) "Substantial layoff" means a permanent reduction in the workforce, which is not a
result of a plant closing, and which results in an employment loss at a single site of
employment during any 30-day period for at least 50 employees excluding those employees
that work less than 20 hours per week.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116L.665, is amended to read:


116L.665 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL BOARD.

Subdivision 1.

Creation.

The governor's Workforce Development Council is created
under the authority of the Workforce Investment Act, United States Code, title 29, section
2801, et seq. Local workforce development councils are authorized under the Workforce
Investment Act. The governor's Workforce Development Council serves as Minnesota's
Workforce Investment Board for the purposes of the federal Workforce Investment Act.

Board serves as Minnesota's state workforce development board for the purposes of the
federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, United States Code, title 29, section
3111, and must perform the duties under that act.

Subd. 2.

Membership.

(a) The governor's Workforce Development Council Board is
composed of 31 members appointed by the governor. The members may be removed pursuant
to section 15.059.
In selecting the representatives of the council board, the governor shall
ensure that 50 percent a majority of the members come from nominations provided by local
workforce councils. Local education representatives shall come from nominations provided
by local education to employment partnerships. The 31 members shall represent the following
sectors:
the private sector, pursuant to United States Code, title 29, section 3111. For the
public members, membership terms, compensation of members, and removal of members
are governed by section 15.059, subdivisions 2, 3, and 4. To the extent practicable, the
membership should be balanced as to gender and ethnic diversity.

(a) State agencies: the following individuals shall serve on the council:

(1) commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic
Development;

(2) commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education; and

(3) commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

(b) Business and industry: six individuals shall represent the business and industry sectors
of Minnesota.

(c) Organized labor: six individuals shall represent labor organizations of Minnesota.

(d) Community-based organizations: four individuals shall represent community-based
organizations of Minnesota. Community-based organizations are defined by the Workforce
Investment Act as private nonprofit organizations that are representative of communities
or significant segments of communities and that have demonstrated expertise and
effectiveness in the field of workforce investment and may include entities that provide job
training services, serve youth, serve individuals with disabilities, serve displaced
homemakers, union-related organizations, employer-related nonprofit organizations, and
organizations serving nonreservation Indians and tribal governments.

(e) Education: six individuals shall represent the education sector of Minnesota as follows:

(1) one individual shall represent local public secondary education;

(2) one individual shall have expertise in design and implementation of school-based
service-learning;

(3) one individual shall represent leadership of the University of Minnesota;

(4) one individual shall represent secondary/postsecondary vocational institutions;

(5) the chancellor of the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities; and

(6) one individual shall have expertise in agricultural education.

(f) Other: two individuals shall represent other constituencies including:

(1) units of local government; and

(2) applicable state or local programs.

The speaker and the minority leader of the house of representatives shall each appoint
a representative to serve as an ex officio member of the council. The majority and minority
leaders of the senate shall each appoint a senator to serve as an ex officio member of the
council.

The governor shall appoint one individual representing public libraries, one individual
with expertise in assisting women in obtaining employment in high-wage, high-demand,
nontraditional occupations, and one individual representing adult basic education programs
to serve as nonvoting advisors to the council.

(b) No person shall serve as a member of more than one category described in paragraph
(a).

(c) Voting members shall consist of the following:

(1) the governor or the governor's designee;

(2) two members of the house of representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the
house and one appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;

(3) two members of the senate, one appointed by the senate majority leader and one
appointed by the senate minority leader;

(4) a majority of the members must be representatives of businesses in the state appointed
by the governor who:

(i) are owners of businesses, chief executives, or operating officers of businesses, or
other business executives or employers with optimum policy-making or hiring authority
and who, in addition, may be members of a local board under United States Code, title 29,
section 3122(b)(2)(A)(i);

(ii) represent businesses, including small businesses, or organizations representing
businesses that provide employment opportunities that, at a minimum, include high-quality,
work-relevant training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations in
the state; and

(iii) are appointed from individuals nominated by state business organizations and
business trade associations;

(5) six representatives of labor organizations appointed by the governor, including:

(i) representatives of labor organizations who have been nominated by state labor
federations; and

(ii) a member of a labor organization or a training director from a joint labor organization;

(6) commissioners of the state agencies with primary responsibility for core programs
identified within the state plan including:

(i) the Department of Employment and Economic Development;

(ii) the Department of Education; and

(iii) the Department of Human Services;

(7) two chief elected officials, appointed by the governor, collectively representing cities
and counties;

(8) two representatives who are people of color or people with disabilities, appointed
by the governor, of community-based organizations that have demonstrated experience and
expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of individuals with
barriers to employment; and

(9) four officials responsible for education programs in the state, appointed by the
governor, including chief executive officers of community colleges and other institutions
of higher education, including:

(i) the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities;

(ii) the president of the University of Minnesota;

(iii) a president from a private postsecondary school; and

(iv) a representative of career and technical education.

(d) The nonvoting members of the board shall be appointed by the governor and consist
of one of each of the following:

(1) a representative of Adult Basic Education;

(2) a representative of public libraries;

(3) a person with expertise in women's economic security;

(4) the chair or executive director of the Minnesota Workforce Council Association;

(5) the commissioner of labor and industry;

(6) the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education;

(7) the commissioner of corrections;

(8) the commissioner of management and budget;

(9) two representatives of community-based organizations who are people of color or
people with disabilities who have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the
employment, training, and education needs of individuals with barriers to employment;

(10) a representative of secondary, postsecondary, or career-technical education;

(11) a representative of school-based service learning;

(12) a representative of the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans;

(13) a representative of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs;

(14) a representative of the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage;

(15) a representative of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council;

(16) a representative of the Minnesota State Council on Disability; and

(17) a representative of the Office on the Economic Status of Women.

(g) Appointment: (e) Each member shall be appointed for a term of three years from the
first day of January or July immediately following their appointment. Elected officials shall
forfeit their appointment if they cease to serve in elected office.

(h) Members of the council are compensated as provided in section 15.059, subdivision
3
.

Subd. 2a.

Council Board meetings; chair.

(a) If compliance with section 13D.02 is
impractical, the Governor's Workforce Development Council may conduct a meeting of its
members by telephone or other electronic means so long as the following conditions are
met:

(1) all members of the council participating in the meeting, wherever their physical
location, can hear one another and can hear all discussion and testimony;

(2) members of the public present at the regular meeting location of the council can hear
clearly all discussion and testimony and all votes of members of the council and, if needed,
receive those services required by sections 15.44 and 15.441;

(3) at least one member of the council is physically present at the regular meeting location;
and

(4) all votes are conducted by roll call, so each member's vote on each issue can be
identified and recorded.

(b) Each member of the council participating in a meeting by telephone or other electronic
means is considered present at the meeting for purposes of determining a quorum and
participating in all proceedings.

(c) If telephone or other electronic means is used to conduct a meeting, the council, to
the extent practical, shall allow a person to monitor the meeting electronically from a remote
location. The council may require the person making such a connection to pay for
documented marginal costs that the council incurs as a result of the additional connection.

(d) If telephone or other electronic means is used to conduct a regular, special, or
emergency meeting, the council shall provide notice of the regular meeting location, of the
fact that some members may participate by telephone or other electronic means, and of the
provisions of paragraph (c). The timing and method of providing notice is governed by
section 13D.04.

(a) The board shall hold regular in-person meetings at least quarterly and as often as
necessary to perform the duties outlined in the statement of authority and the board's bylaws.
Meetings shall be called by the chair. Special meetings may be called as needed. Notices
of all meetings shall be made at least 48 hours before the meeting date.

(b) The governor shall designate a chair from among the appointed business representative
voting members. The chair shall approve an agenda for each meeting. Members shall submit
a written request for consideration of an agenda item no less than 24 hours in advance of
the meeting. Members of the public may submit a written request within 48 hours of a
meeting to be considered for inclusion in the agenda. Members of the public attending a
meeting of the board may address the board only with the approval or at the request of the
chair.

(c) All meeting notices must be posted on the board's Web site. All meetings of the board
and committees must be open to the public. The board must make available to the public,
on a regular basis through electronic means and open meetings, information regarding the
activities of the board, information regarding membership, and, on request, minutes of
formal meetings of the board.

(d) For the purpose of conducting business before the board at a duly called meeting, a
simple majority of the voting members, excluding any vacancies, constitutes a quorum.

Subd. 3.

Purpose; duties.

The governor's Workforce Development Council shall replace
the governor's Job Training Council and assume all of its requirements, duties, and
responsibilities under the Workforce Investment Act. Additionally, the Workforce
Development Council shall assume the following duties and responsibilities:

(a) Review the provision of services and the use of funds and resources under applicable
federal human resource programs and advise the governor on methods of coordinating the
provision of services and the use of funds and resources consistent with the laws and
regulations governing the programs. For purposes of this section, applicable federal and
state human resource programs mean the:

(1) Workforce Investment Act, United States Code, title 29, section 2911, et seq.;

(2) Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, United States
Code, title 20, section 2301, et seq.;

(3) Adult Education Act, United States Code, title 20, section 1201, et seq.;

(4) Wagner-Peyser Act, United States Code, title 29, section 49;

(5) Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Act of 1996 (TANF);

(6) Food Stamp Act of 1977, United States Code, title 7, section 6(d)(4), Food Stamp
Employment and Training Program, United States Code, title 7, section 2015(d)(4); and

(7) programs defined in section 116L.19, subdivision 5.

Additional federal and state programs and resources can be included within the scope
of the council's duties if recommended by the governor after consultation with the council.

(b) Review federal, state, and local education, postsecondary, job skills training, and
youth employment programs, and make recommendations to the governor and the legislature
for establishing an integrated seamless system for providing education and work skills
development services to learners and workers of all ages.

(c) Advise the governor on the development and implementation of statewide and local
performance standards and measures relating to applicable federal human resource programs
and the coordination of performance standards and measures among programs.

(d) Promote education and employment transitions programs and knowledge and skills
of entrepreneurship among employers, workers, youth, and educators, and encourage
employers to provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities.

(e) Evaluate and identify exemplary education and employment transitions programs
and provide technical assistance to local partnerships to replicate the programs throughout
the state.

(f) Advise the governor on methods to evaluate applicable federal human resource
programs.

(g) Sponsor appropriate studies to identify human investment needs in Minnesota and
recommend to the governor goals and methods for meeting those needs.

(h) Recommend to the governor goals and methods for the development and coordination
of a human resource system in Minnesota.

(i) Examine federal and state laws, rules, and regulations to assess whether they present
barriers to achieving the development of a coordinated human resource system.

(j) Recommend to the governor and to the federal government changes in state or federal
laws, rules, or regulations concerning employment and training programs that present barriers
to achieving the development of a coordinated human resource system.

(k) Recommend to the governor and to the federal government waivers of laws and
regulations to promote coordinated service delivery.

(l) Sponsor appropriate studies and prepare and recommend to the governor a strategic
plan which details methods for meeting Minnesota's human investment needs and for
developing and coordinating a state human resource system.

(m) Provide the commissioner of employment and economic development and the
committees of the legislature with responsibility for economic development with
recommendations provided to the governor under this subdivision.

(n) In consultation with local workforce councils and the Department of Employment
and Economic Development, develop an ongoing process to identify and address local gaps
in workforce services.

Subd. 4.

Executive committee duties.

The executive committee must, with advice and
input of local workforce councils boards and other stakeholders as appropriate, develop
performance standards for the state workforce centers. By January 15, 2002 2019, and each
odd-numbered year thereafter, the executive committee shall submit a report to the senate
and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction over workforce development
programs regarding the performance and outcomes of the workforce centers. The report
must provide recommendations regarding workforce center funding levels and sources,
program changes, and administrative changes.

Subd. 5.

Subcommittees.

The chair of the Workforce Development Council Board may
establish subcommittees in order to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the council
board
.

Subd. 6.

Staffing.

The Department of commissioner of employment and economic
development must provide staff, including but not limited to professional, technical, and
clerical staff
to the board necessary to perform the duties assigned to the Minnesota
Workforce Development Council. All staff report to the commissioner
carry out the duties
of the board
. The council may ask for assistance from other units of At the request of the
board,
state government as departments and agencies must provide the board with the
assistance
it requires in order to fulfill its duties and responsibilities.

Subd. 7.

Expiration.

The council board expires if there is no federal funding for the
human resource programs within the scope of the council's board's duties.

Subd. 8.

Funding.

The commissioner shall develop recommendations on a funding
formula for allocating Workforce Investment Act funds to the council with a minimum
allocation
of employment and economic development must provide at least $350,000 per
each fiscal
year. The commissioner shall report the funding formula recommendations to
the legislature by January 15, 2011
from existing agency resources to the board for staffing
and administrative expenses
.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116M.14, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Low-income area.

"Low-income area" means:

(1) Minneapolis, St. Paul;

(2) those cities in the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2,
that have an average income a median income for a family of four that is below 80 percent
of the median income for a four-person family as of the latest report by the United States
Census Bureau; and

(3) the area outside the metropolitan area.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116M.17, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Reports.

The board department shall submit an annual report to the legislature
of an accounting of loans made under section 116M.18, including information on loans
made, the number of jobs created by the program, the impact on low-income areas, and
recommendations concerning minority business development and jobs for persons in
low-income areas.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116M.18, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Statewide loans.

To the extent there is sufficient eligible demand, loans shall
be made so that an approximately equal dollar amount of loans are made to businesses in
the metropolitan area as in the nonmetropolitan area. After September 30 March 31 of each
calendar fiscal year, the department may allow loans to be made anywhere in the state
without regard to geographic area.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116M.18, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Business loan criteria.

(a) The criteria in this subdivision apply to loans made
by nonprofit corporations under the program.

(b) Loans must be made to businesses that are not likely to undertake a project for which
loans are sought without assistance from the program.

(c) A loan must be used to support a business owned by a minority or a low-income
person, woman, veteran, or a person with disabilities. Priority must be given for loans to
the lowest income areas.

(d) The minimum state contribution to a loan is $5,000 and the maximum is $150,000.

(e) The state contribution must be matched by at least an equal amount of new private
investment.

(f) A loan may not be used for a retail development project.

(g) The business must agree to work with job referral networks that focus on minority
and low-income applicants.

(h) Up to ten percent of a loan's principal amount may be forgiven if the department
approves and the borrower has met lender criteria including being current with all payments.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116M.18, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:


Subd. 4a.

Microenterprise loan.

(a) Program grants may be used to make microenterprise
loans to small, beginning businesses, including a sole proprietorship. Microenterprise loans
are subject to this section except that:

(1) they may also be made to qualified retail businesses;

(2) they may be made for a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $35,000;

(3) in a low-income area, they may be made for a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum
of $50,000; and

(4) they do not require a match.

(b) Up to ten percent of a loan's principal amount may be forgiven if the department
approves and the borrower has met lender criteria including being current with all payments.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116M.18, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Reporting requirements.

A nonprofit corporation that receives a program
grant shall:

(1) submit an annual report to the board and department by March 30 February 15 of
each year that includes a description of businesses supported by the grant program, an
account of loans made during the calendar year, the program's impact on minority business
enterprises and job creation for minority persons and low-income persons, the source and
amount of money collected and distributed by the program, the program's assets and
liabilities, and an explanation of administrative expenses; and

(2) provide for an independent annual audit to be performed in accordance with generally
accepted accounting practices and auditing standards and submit a copy of each annual
audit report to the department.

Sec. 16.

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 2, subdivision 6, is
amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Appropriations by Fund
General
22,611,000
21,611,000
Workforce
Development
7,830,000
7,830,000

(a) $10,800,000 each year is from the general
fund for the state's vocational rehabilitation
program under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
268A.

(b) $2,261,000 each year is from the general
fund for grants to centers for independent
living under Minnesota Statutes, section
268A.11.

(c) $5,745,000 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.

(d) $250,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $250,000
in fiscal year 2017 are for rate increases to
providers of extended employment services
for persons with severe disabilities under
Minnesota Statutes, section 268A.15. This
appropriation is added to the agency's base.

(e) $2,555,000 each year is from the general
fund for grants to programs that provide
employment support services to persons with
mental illness under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 268A.13 and 268A.14.

(f) $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-aged
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.

(g) $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2016 is for a
grant to Assistive Technology of Minnesota,
a statewide nonprofit organization that is
exclusively dedicated to the issues of access
to and the acquisition of assistive technology.
The purpose of the grant is to acquire assistive
technology and to work in tandem with
individuals using this technology to create
career paths
Assistive Technology of
Minnesota must use the funds to provide
low-interest loans to individuals of all ages
and types of disabilities to purchase assistive
technology and employment-related
equipment
. This is a onetime appropriation.

(h) For purposes of this subdivision,
Minnesota Diversified Industries, Inc. is an
eligible provider of services for persons with
severe disabilities under Minnesota Statutes,
section 268A.15.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2015.

Sec. 17.

Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 7, section 2, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Business and Community Development

-0-
8,021,000
Appropriations by Fund
General
-0-
7,271,000
Workforce
Development
-0-
750,000

(a) $9,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 is a onetime
reduction in the general fund appropriation
for the Minnesota investment fund under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731. The
base funding for this purpose is $11,000,000
in fiscal year 2018 and each fiscal year
thereafter.

(b) $11,500,000 in fiscal year 2017 is a
onetime reduction in the general fund
appropriation for the Minnesota job creation
fund under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.8748. The base funding for this program
is $6,500,000 in fiscal year 2018 and each
fiscal year thereafter.

(c) $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 is for the
redevelopment program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.571. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(d) $1,220,000 in fiscal year 2017 is for a
grant to the Duluth North Shore Sanitary
District to retire debt of the district in order to
bring the district's monthly wastewater rates
in line with those of similarly situated facilities
across the state. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(e) $300,000 in fiscal year 2017 is from the
workforce development fund for expansion of
business assistance services provided by
business development specialists located in
the Northwest Region, Northeast Region, West
Central Region, Southwest Region, Southeast
Region, and Twin Cites Metro Region offices
established throughout the state. Funds under
this section may be used to provide services
including, but not limited to, business
start-ups; expansion; location or relocation;
finance; regulatory and permitting assistance;
and other services determined by the
commissioner. The commissioner may also
use funds under this section to increase the
number of business development specialists
in each region of the state, increase and expand
the services provided through each regional
office, and publicize the services available and
provide outreach to communities in each
region regarding services and assistance
available through the business development
specialist program. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(f) $50,000 in fiscal year 2017 is from the
workforce development fund to enhance the
outreach and public awareness activities of
the Bureau of Small Business under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.68. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(g) $100,000 in fiscal year 2017 is from the
general fund for an easy-to-understand manual
to instruct aspiring business owners in how to
start a child care business. The commissioner
shall work in consultation with relevant state
and local agencies and affected stakeholders
to produce the manual. The manual must be
made available electronically to interested
persons. This is a onetime appropriation and
is available until June 30, 2019.

(h) $2,500,000 in fiscal year 2017 is for grants
to initiative foundations to provide financing
for business startups, expansions, and
maintenance; and for business ownership
transition and succession. This is a onetime
appropriation. Of the amount appropriated:

(1) $357,000 is for a grant to the Southwest
Initiative Foundation;

(2) $357,000 is for a grant to the West Central
Initiative Foundation;

(3) $357,000 is for a grant to the Southern
Minnesota Initiative Foundation;

(4) $357,000 is for a grant to the Northwest
Minnesota Foundation;

(5) $357,000 is for a grant to the Initiative
Foundation;

(6) $357,000 is for a grant to the Northland
Foundation; and

(7) $357,000 is for a grant for the Minnesota
emerging entrepreneur program under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116M. Funds
available under this clause are for deposit in
the emerging entrepreneur program special
revenue fund account created under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 116M, and are available until
spent and
must be allocated as follows:

(i) 50 percent of the funds must be allocated
for projects in the counties of Dakota, Ramsey,
and Washington; and

(ii) 50 percent of the funds must be allocated
for projects in the counties of Anoka, Carver,
Hennepin, and Scott.

(i) $600,000 in fiscal year 2017 is for a grant
to a city of the second class that is designated
as an economically depressed area by the
United States Department of Commerce for
economic development, redevelopment, and
job creation programs and projects. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2019.

(j) $4,500,000 in fiscal year 2017 is 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 in addition to the appropriation in Laws
2015, First Special Session chapter 1, article
1, section 2, subdivision 2. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(k) $3,651,000 in fiscal year 2017 is from the
general fund for a grant to Mille Lacs County
to develop and operate the Lake Mille Lacs
area economic relief program established in
section 45. This is a onetime appropriation.

(l) $500,000 in fiscal year 2017 is from the
general fund for grants to local communities
outside of the metropolitan area as defined
under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121,
subdivision 2
, to increase the supply of quality
child care providers in order to support
regional economic development. Grant
recipients must match state funds on a
dollar-for-dollar basis. Grant funds available
under this section 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-up 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 in greater Minnesota that have
documented a shortage of child care providers
in the area. This is a onetime appropriation
and is available until June 30, 2019.

By September 30, 2017, 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.

By January 1, 2018, 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.

(m) $100,000 in fiscal year 2017 is from the
general fund for a grant to the city of Madelia
to provide match funding for a federal
Economic Development Agency technical
assistance grant. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(n) $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 is for
deposit in the Minnesota 21st century fund.
This is a onetime appropriation.

(o) $400,000 in fiscal year 2017 is from the
workforce development fund for grants to
small business development centers under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.68. Funds
made available under this section may be used
to match funds under the federal Small
Business Development Center (SBDC)
program under United States Code, title 15,
section 648, provide consulting and technical
services, or to build additional SBDC network
capacity to serve entrepreneurs and small
businesses. The commissioner shall allocate
funds equally among the nine regional centers
and lead center. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(p) $2,600,000 in fiscal year 2017 is for a
transfer to the Board of Regents of the
University of Minnesota for academic and
applied research through MnDRIVE at the
Natural Resources Research Institute to
develop new technologies that enhance the
long-term viability of the Minnesota mining
industry. The research must be done in
consultation with the Mineral Coordinating
Committee established by Minnesota Statutes,
section 93.0015. This is a onetime transfer.

(q) Of the amount appropriated in fiscal year
2017 for the Minnesota Investment Fund in
Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 1,
article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, paragraph
(a), $450,000 is for a grant to the Lake
Superior-Poplar River Water District to
acquire interests in real property, engineer,
design, permit, and construct infrastructure to
transport and treat water from Lake Superior
through the Poplar River Valley to serve
domestic, irrigation, commercial, stock
watering, and industrial water users. This grant
does not require a local match. This is a
onetime appropriation. This amount is
available until June 30, 2019.

(r) $500,000 is for the Minnesota emerging
entrepreneur program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116M.18. Of this amount, up
to five percent is for administration and
monitoring of the program. For fiscal year
2018 and thereafter, the base amount is
$750,000 per year. Funds available under this
paragraph are for deposit in the emerging
entrepreneur program special revenue fund
account created under Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 116M, and are available until spent.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective retroactively to July 1, 2016.

Sec. 18. ONETIME EXCEPTION TO RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MINNESOTA
INVESTMENT FUND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOAN REPAYMENT FUNDS.

(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, 2018. 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.

(b) By February 15, 2019, 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.

Sec. 19. GETTING TO WORK GRANT PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Creation.

The commissioner of employment and economic development
shall make grants to nonprofit organizations to establish and operate programs under this
section that provide, repair, or maintain motor vehicles to assist eligible individuals to obtain
or maintain employment.

Subd. 2.

Qualified grantee.

A grantee must:

(1) qualify under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; and

(2) at the time of application offer, or have the demonstrated capacity to offer, a motor
vehicle program that provides the services required under subdivision 3.

Subd. 3.

Program requirements.

(a) A program must offer one or more of the following
services:

(1) provision of new or used motor vehicles by gift, sale, or lease;

(2) motor vehicle repair and maintenance services; or

(3) motor vehicle loans.

(b) In addition to the requirements of paragraph (a), a program must offer one or more
of the following services:

(1) financial literacy education;

(2) education on budgeting for vehicle ownership;

(3) car maintenance and repair instruction;

(4) credit counseling; or

(5) job training related to motor vehicle maintenance and repair.

Subd. 4.

Application.

Applications for a grant must be on a form provided by the
commissioner and on a schedule set by the commissioner. Applications must, in addition
to any other information required by the commissioner, include the following:

(1) a detailed description of all services to be offered;

(2) the area to be served;

(3) the estimated number of program participants to be served by the grant; and

(4) a plan for leveraging resources from partners that may include, but are not limited
to:

(i) automobile dealers;

(ii) automobile parts dealers;

(iii) independent local mechanics and automobile repair facilities;

(iv) banks and credit unions;

(v) employers;

(vi) employment and training agencies;

(vii) insurance companies and agents;

(viii) local workforce centers; and

(ix) educational institutions including vocational institutions and jobs or skills training
programs.

Subd. 5.

Participant eligibility.

(a) To be eligible to receive program services, a person
must:

(1) have a household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level;

(2) be at least 22 years of age;

(3) have a valid driver's license;

(4) provide the grantee with proof of motor vehicle insurance; and

(5) demonstrate to the grantee that a motor vehicle is required by the person to obtain
or maintain employment.

(b) This subdivision does not preclude a grantee from imposing additional requirements,
not inconsistent with paragraph (a), for the receipt of program services.

Subd. 6.

Report to legislature.

By February 15, 2019, the commissioner shall submit
a report to the chairs of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction
over workforce and economic development on program outcomes. At a minimum, the report
must include:

(1) the total number of program participants;

(2) the number of program participants who received each of the following:

(i) provision of a motor vehicle;

(ii) motor vehicle repair services; and

(iii) motor vehicle loans;

(3) the number of program participants who report that they or their children were able
to increase their participation in community activities such as after school programs, other
youth programs, church or civic groups, or library services as a result of participation in the
program; and

(4) an analysis of the impact of the getting to work grant program on the employment
rate and wages of program participants.

Sec. 20. REPEALER.

Minnesota Rules, parts 4355.0100; 4355.0200; 4355.0300; 4355.0400; and 4355.0500,
are repealed.

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: S1937-3

46.131 ASSESSMENTS AND FEES FOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

Subd. 5.

Application and adjustment of fees.

If the income from the fees provided for herein during any fiscal year shall be more than 103 percent of such expenditures for that year, any excess above such sum of 103 percent may be carried over to succeeding years in order to cover any deficit below 103 percent which may occur in such succeeding years. If the income from the fees provided for herein during any fiscal year shall produce less than the expenditures for that year, the Department of Commerce in adjusting its schedule of fees for use in the next fiscal year shall fix the fees so as to produce income in the amount of the expenditures for the latter year plus the amount of the difference between the expenditures for the first year referred to herein and the total income from such fees during the year and plus three percent of the total expenditures for both the latter and the first year referred to herein.

326B.89 CONTRACTOR RECOVERY FUND.

Subd. 14.

Accelerated compensation.

(a) Payments made from the fund to compensate owners and lessees that do not exceed the jurisdiction limits for conciliation court matters as specified in section 491A.01 may be paid on an accelerated basis if all of the following requirements in paragraphs (b) and (c) have been satisfied.

(b) The owner or the lessee has served upon the commissioner a verified application for compensation that complies with the requirements set out in subdivision 6 and the commissioner determines based on review of the application that compensation should be paid from the fund. The commissioner shall calculate the actual and direct out-of-pocket loss in the transaction, minus attorney fees, litigation costs or fees, interest on the loss and on the judgment obtained as a result of the loss, and any satisfaction of the judgment, and make payment to the owner or the lessee up to the conciliation court jurisdiction limits within 45 days after the owner or lessee serves the verified application.

(c) The commissioner may pay compensation to owners or lessees that totals not more than $50,000 per licensee per fiscal year under this accelerated process. The commissioner may prorate the amount of compensation paid to owners or lessees under this subdivision if applications submitted by owners and lessees seek compensation in excess of $50,000 against a licensee. Any unpaid portion of a verified application that has been prorated under this subdivision shall be satisfied in the manner set forth in subdivision 9.

Repealed Minnesota Rule: S1937-3

4355.0100 PURPOSE.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish:

A.

procedures for use of the revolving loan fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18;

B.

procedures for the Minnesota emerging entrepreneur program to certify and enter into agreements with nonprofit corporations; and

C.

procedures for nonprofit corporations to make loans to eligible businesses.

4355.0200 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.

Scope.

For the purposes of this chapter the terms in this part and in Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.14, have the meanings given.

Subp. 2.

Grant agreements.

"Grant agreements" means an agreement between the state and a nonprofit corporation through which the state provides funds to carry out specified programs, services, or activities.

Subp. 3.

Nonprofit corporation.

"Nonprofit corporation" means a not-for-profit organization operating in one or more eligible cities and certified by the board to receive grants and disburse these funds in the nature of loans to qualifying businesses.

Subp. 4.

Nonprofit revolving loan fund.

"Nonprofit revolving loan fund" means a board-certified revolving loan fund established by a nonprofit corporation to provide loans to new and expanding businesses in low-income areas.

Subp. 5.

Urban revolving loan fund.

"Urban revolving loan fund" means a fund established by the board to make grants to nonprofit corporations.

4355.0300 BUSINESS LOANS BY NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.

Subpart 1.

Generally.

The board shall make available funds from the urban revolving loan fund for nonprofit corporations. The money awarded to each corporation shall be appropriated to its nonprofit revolving loan fund to be used to make loans to businesses in low-income areas. The funds are to be awarded on a project-by-project basis and must be matched by the corporation with an equal amount of money from sources other than government appropriations.

Subp. 2.

Grant agreement required.

A grant agreement must be established with each nonprofit corporation certified for funding by the board. Grant agreements shall be valid for a period of one year from the time they are fully executed. Agreements may be renewed by the board based on an evaluation of the corporation's lending activities, a finding that the corporation has complied with all the provisions of the agreement, and has made substantive progress in achieving the goals described in its application.

In the event that a grant agreement is not renewed, the corporation must continue to administer all loans it may have made under the provisions of the grant agreement and Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18.

Subp. 3.

Application by nonprofit corporation.

Any nonprofit corporation wishing to be certified as a participant in the urban challenge grant program must apply in a form prescribed by the board. The application must include:

A.

an assurance signed by the nonprofit corporation's chair that the applicant will comply with all applicable state and federal laws and requirements;

B.

a resolution passed by the applicant's board of directors approving the submission of an application and authorizing execution of the grant agreement if funds are made available;

C.

a plan demonstrating the applicant's eligibility pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18, the manner in which minority business enterprises will be assisted, the outcomes expected to result from the corporation's participation in the program; and

D.

any additional information that the board finds is necessary to clarify the applicant's ability to achieve the program's objectives.

Subp. 4.

Board review.

The board shall certify the corporation if it has demonstrated that it fully meets the eligibility standards in Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18, subdivision 2.

Subp. 5.

Disapproval of applications.

In cases where the corporation fails to demonstrate that it has met the requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18, subdivision 2, the board must disapprove the application. The commissioner shall inform the corporation of the board's decision, in writing, stating the reasons for the denial.

Subp. 6.

Contents of grant agreement.

If certified, the board must enter into a grant agreement with the nonprofit corporation. The grant agreement must include provisions that:

A.

the corporation has established or will establish a board-certified revolving loan fund to provide loans to new and expanding businesses in low-income areas;

B.

the grant recipient will comply with all applicable state and federal laws, including the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18; and

C.

no grant funds shall be used to finance activities not approved in either the grant agreement or each loan agreement.

Subp. 7.

Other grant requirements.

The following provisions apply to grants awarded:

A.

if it is determined that an improper use of the funds has occurred, the board shall take whatever action is necessary to recover improperly spent funds;

B.

grant recipients must return funds that are improperly expended;

C.

the board shall suspend payment of funds to recipients that are not in compliance with applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;

D.

amendments to the grant agreement must be in writing; and

E.

the grant agreement may authorize the nonprofit corporation to be paid for administrative expenses out of the interest earned on loans it originates.

Subp. 8.

Corporation to make business loans.

Any business may make an application to the nonprofit corporation for an urban challenge grant loan. The application must be in a form approved by the corporation and the board. The corporation must review the application and may give preliminary approval for the loan based on Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18. The loan application must then be forwarded to the board for final approval.

4355.0400 BUSINESS LOANS BY THE BOARD.

If the board receives a grant, gift, or loan, authorizing or requiring it to make business loans directly to qualifying businesses, and the board determines that businesses do not have access through a certified corporation, the board may receive applications for an urban challenge grant loan on the forms it prescribes. The board shall review applications and, based on the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18, and the business loan criteria in part 4355.0500, may approve them. If an application is denied, the commissioner shall inform the applicant as to the reasons for the denial.

4355.0500 BUSINESS LOAN CRITERIA.

Subpart 1.

Terms and conditions.

A.

The interest rate on a loan shall be established by the corporation, but may be no less than two percent per annum, nor more than ten percent per annum or one percent per annum above the prime rate, as published in the Wall Street Journal at the time the loan is closed, whichever is greater.

B.

The corporation may only charge the business all out-of-pocket administrative expenses connected with originating the loan at the time of closing.

C.

The loan funds may be used for normal business expenses including, but not limited to, site acquisition, new construction, renovation, machinery and equipment, and working capital. Loans may not be used to refinance a business or personal existing debt.

Subp. 2.

Loan repayment.

For loans made by the board, all loan repayments must be deposited in the urban revolving loan fund for further distribution to businesses or nonprofit corporations pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18.

For loans made by a nonprofit corporation, amounts equal to one-half of the principal and interest must be deposited in the urban revolving loan fund. The principal payments shall be made available to the corporation originating the loan in order to make additional loans, as long as the corporation remains certified and the grant agreement with the board is in effect. The board may return interest payments to the corporation in order to pay for the corporation's administrative expenses.

The remaining amount of the loan repayment may be deposited in the nonprofit revolving loan fund created by the corporation which originated the loan for further distribution by the nonprofit corporation, or for other uses as may be determined by the corporation.

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46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 46.32 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22
50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.28 51.27 51.30 51.29 51.32 51.31 51.33 51.34 51.35
52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12
52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15
53.16 53.17
53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30
54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17
54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31 55.32 55.33 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6
56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21
56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9
57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15
57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32 57.33 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14
58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32
59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32
60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17
60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25
60.26 60.27
60.28 60.29
60.30 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5
61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26
61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31
62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26 62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30 62.31 62.32 63.1 63.2 63.3
63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9
65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31 65.32 65.33 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 66.33 66.34 67.1 67.2
67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17
67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 68.33
69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32 69.33 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31 76.32 76.33 77.1 77.2
77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10
77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16
77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22
77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8
78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19
78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 79.1 79.2 79.3
79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 79.33 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29
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80.31 80.32 80.33 80.34 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 81.32 81.33 81.34 81.35 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 82.32 82.33 82.34 82.35 83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14 83.15 83.16 83.17 83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22 83.23 83.24 83.25 83.26 83.27 83.28 83.29 83.30 83.31 83.32 83.33 84.1 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5 84.6 84.7 84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11 84.12 84.13 84.14 84.15 84.16 84.17 84.18 84.19 84.20 84.21 84.22 84.23 84.24 84.25 84.26 84.27 84.28 84.29 84.30 84.31 84.32 84.33 84.34 84.35 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6 85.7 85.8 85.9 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14 85.15 85.16 85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20 85.21 85.22 85.23 85.24 85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 85.29 85.30 85.31 85.32 85.33 85.34 86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4 86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 86.9 86.10 86.11 86.12 86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16 86.17 86.18 86.19 86.20 86.21 86.22 86.23 86.24 86.25 86.26 86.27 86.28 86.29 86.30 86.31 86.32 86.33 86.34 86.35 87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8
87.9
87.10 87.11 87.12 87.13 87.14 87.15 87.16 87.17 87.18 87.19 87.20 87.21
87.22 87.23 87.24 87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28 87.29 87.30 87.31 87.32 88.1 88.2 88.3 88.4 88.5 88.6 88.7 88.8 88.9 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20 88.21 88.22 88.23 88.24 88.25 88.26 88.27 88.28 89.1 89.2 89.3 89.4 89.5 89.6 89.7 89.8 89.9 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 89.14 89.15 89.16 89.17 89.18 89.19 89.20 89.21 89.22 89.23 89.24 89.25
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