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SF 680

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/23/2019 09:11am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; expanding eligibility for dual training competency
grants; requiring a report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, section 175.45, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 175.45, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Duties; goal.

The commissioner of labor and industry shall convene
industry representatives, identify occupational competency standards, and provide technical
assistance to develop dual-training programs. The competency standards shall be identified
for employment in occupations in advanced manufacturing, health care services, information
technology, deleted text beginanddeleted text end agriculturenew text begin, and other high-demand, high-wage occupation areas identified
by the commissioner of labor and industry as authorized by law
new text end. 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.

Sec. 2. new text beginAUTHORIZATION TO EXPAND STANDARDS FOR DUAL TRAINING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Authorization. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of labor and industry may identify up
to two additional occupation areas eligible for development of dual-training programs under
Minnesota Statutes, section 175.45.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of labor and industry shall report to the chairs and
ranking members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over jobs and higher
education by January 15, 2021, on any additional occupation areas identified under
subdivision 1 and any occupational pathways in those areas for which competency standards
have been developed.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) $100,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $100,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education for transfer to the
commissioner of labor and industry to identify two additional occupation areas for
dual-training programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 175.45, and to develop competency
standards for occupations in those areas.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education for dual training
competency grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.246, in occupation areas identified
by the commissioner of labor and industry under section 2.
new text end