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SF 4250

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2020 03:53pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to workforce development; modifying membership of the governor's
Workforce Development Board; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
116L.665, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116L.665, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Membership.

(a) The governor's Workforce Development Board is composed
of members appointed by the governor. In selecting the representatives of the board, the
governor shall ensure that a majority of the members come from 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.

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

(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; deleted text beginand
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(iii) the Department of Human Services;new text begin and
new text end

new text begin (iv) a representative of WIOA Title IV programs;
new text end

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

(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 employmentdeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (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:
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deleted text begin (i) the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities;
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deleted text begin (ii) the president of the University of Minnesota;
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deleted text begin (iii) a president from a private postsecondary school; and
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deleted text begin (iv) a representative of career and technical education.
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(d) The nonvoting members of the board shall be appointed by the governor and consist
of deleted text beginone of each ofdeleted text end 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; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(17) a representative of the Office on the Economic Status of Womendeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (18) 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:
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new text begin (i) the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities or a designee
representing career and technical education;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the president of the University of Minnesota; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) a president from a private postsecondary school.
new text end

(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.