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SF 1806

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to unemployment insurance; providing extra unemployment benefits
for certain electricians.

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

Section 1. new text beginEXTRA BENEFITS FOR ELECTRICIANS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Extra benefits; availability. new text end

new text begin Extra unemployment benefits are
available to an applicant if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the applicant was permanently laid off due to lack of work;
new text end

new text begin (2) the applicant's primary occupation is that of electrician as classified under the
North American Industrial Classification Code 824261 or 829261; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the applicant exhausted all benefits available on a regular unemployment benefit
account during calendar year 2007.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Payment from fund; effect on employer. new text end

new text begin Extra unemployment benefits
are payable from the unemployment insurance trust fund. Extra unemployment benefits
paid under this section will be used in computing the experience rating of the base period
employers of applicants who qualify for extra benefits under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Eligibility conditions. new text end

new text begin An applicant is eligible to receive extra
unemployment benefits under this section for any week through July 1, 2008, following
the effective date of the applicant's benefit account of regular unemployment benefits, as a
result of a layoff described under subdivision 1, if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the applicant meets the eligibility requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section
268.085;
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new text begin (2) the applicant is not subject to a disqualification under Minnesota Statutes, section
268.095; and
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new text begin (3) the applicant is not entitled to regular unemployment benefits under Minnesota
Statutes, section 268.07, and the applicant is not entitled to receive unemployment benefits
under any federal law or the law of any other state for that week.
new text end

new text begin If an applicant qualifies for a new regular benefit account under Minnesota Statutes,
section 268.07, or any federal law or the law of any other state at any time after exhausting
regular unemployment benefits as a result of the layoff under subdivision 1, the applicant
must apply for and exhaust entitlement to those new regular unemployment benefits.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Weekly amount of extra benefits. new text end

new text begin The weekly extra unemployment
benefits amount available to an applicant is the same as the applicant's weekly regular
unemployment benefit amount on the benefit account established as a result of a layoff as
described under subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Maximum amount of extra unemployment benefits. new text end

new text begin The maximum
amount of extra unemployment benefits available is equal to the maximum amount of
regular unemployment benefits available to the applicant up to 26 times the applicant's
weekly extra unemployment benefits amount.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Program expiration. new text end

new text begin This extra unemployment benefit program expires
on July 1, 2008. No extra unemployment benefits shall be paid for any week after the
expiration of this program.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end