as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/13/2013 11:57am
A bill for an act
relating to workforce development; adding a representative from adult basic
education programs to the Workforce Development Council; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116L.665, subdivision 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116L.665, subdivision 2, is amended to
The governor's Workforce Development Council 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, the governor
shall ensure that 50 percent 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:
(a) State agencies: the following individuals shall serve on the council:
(1) commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic
(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
(e) Education: six individuals shall represent the education sector of Minnesota
(1) one individual shall represent local public secondary education;
(2) one individual shall have expertise in design and implementation of school-based
(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
(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 new text beginnew text endto serve as a nonvoting advisor
to the council.
(g) Appointment: 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,