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SF 2194

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/21/2017 09:26am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; appropriating money for an energy sector jobs
initiative.

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

Section 1. new text beginENERGY SECTOR JOBS INITIATIVE.
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new text begin (a) The commissioner of employment and economic development shall implement an
energy sector jobs initiative focusing on maximizing job opportunities in the energy sector.
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new text begin (b) In implementing the initiative, the commissioner shall, in consultation with the
Minnesota Energy Center:
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new text begin (1) analyze the jobs demand in the energy sector over the next ten years;
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new text begin (2) identify the training needs for jobs in the energy sector;
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new text begin (3) provide a breakdown of the current minority employment levels in the energy sector;
and
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new text begin (4) develop a plan for increasing minority participation.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner shall partner with an outside organization that has received previous
funding from the commissioner to conduct a detailed feasibility analysis for development
of the multipurpose training facility focused on the energy sector to be located in a designated
federal Promise Zone within one-half mile of current or planned regional transit routes.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2018 is appropriated from the workforce development fund to the
commissioner of employment and economic development to implement the energy sector
jobs initiative in section 1.
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