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HF 3000

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/14/2022 03:53pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to unemployment insurance; modifying unemployment insurance for
certain school workers; replenishing the unemployment trust fund; freezing the
base tax rate for employers; eliminating the additional assessment for calendar
years 2022 and 2023; authorizing redetermination of the special assessment rate;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 268.085,
subdivision 7; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 268.085, subdivision 8.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 268.085, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

School employees; between terms denial.

(a) Wage credits from employment
with an educational institution or institutions may not be used for unemployment benefit
purposes for any week during the period between two successive academic years or terms
if:

(1) the applicant had employment for an educational institution or institutions in the
prior academic year or term; and

(2) there is a reasonable assurance that the applicant will have employment for an
educational institution or institutions in the following academic year or term.

This paragraph applies to a vacation period or holiday recess if the applicant was
employed immediately before the vacation period or holiday recess, and there is a reasonable
assurance that the applicant will be employed immediately following the vacation period
or holiday recess. This paragraph also applies to the period between two regular but not
successive terms if there is an agreement for that schedule between the applicant and the
educational institution.

This paragraph does not apply if the subsequent employment is substantially less
favorable than the employment of the prior academic year or term, or the employment prior
to the vacation period or holiday recess.

(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply tonew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end an applicant who, at the end of the prior academic year or term, had an agreement
for a definite period of employment between academic years or terms in other than an
instructional, research, or principal administrative capacity and the educational institution
or institutions failed to provide that employmentdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (2) an applicant in a position for which no license is required by the Professional Educator
Licensing and Standards Board or the Board of School Administrators.
new text end

(c) If unemployment benefits are denied to any applicant under paragraph (a) who was
employed in the prior academic year or term in other than an instructional, research, or
principal administrative capacity and who was not offered an opportunity to perform the
employment in the following academic year or term, the applicant is entitled to retroactive
unemployment benefits for each week during the period between academic years or terms
that the applicant filed a timely continued request for unemployment benefits, but
unemployment benefits were denied solely because of paragraph (a).

(d) This subdivision applies to employment with an educational service agency if the
applicant performed the services at an educational institution or institutions. "Educational
service agency" means a governmental entity established and operated for the purpose of
providing services to one or more educational institutions.

(e) This subdivision applies to employment with Minnesota, a political subdivision, or
a nonprofit organization, if the services are provided to or on behalf of an educational
institution or institutions.

(f) Paragraph (a) applies beginning the Sunday of the week that there is a reasonable
assurance of employment.

(g) Employment and a reasonable assurance with multiple education institutions must
be aggregated for purposes of application of this subdivision.

(h) If all of the applicant's employment with any educational institution or institutions
during the prior academic year or term consisted of on-call employment, and the applicant
has a reasonable assurance of any on-call employment with any educational institution or
institutions for the following academic year or term, it is not considered substantially less
favorable employment.

(i) A "reasonable assurance" may be written, oral, implied, or established by custom or
practice.

(j) An "educational institution" is a school, college, university, or other educational entity
operated by Minnesota, a political subdivision or instrumentality thereof, or a nonprofit
organization.

(k) An "instructional, research, or principal administrative capacity" does not include
an educational assistant.

Sec. 2. new text beginUNEMPLOYMENT BASE TAX RATE AND ASSESSMENT FOR
CALENDAR YEARS 2022 AND 2023.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Tax rate. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 268.051,
subdivision 2, in calendar years 2022 and 2023, the base tax rate under Minnesota Statutes,
section 268.051, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), is one-tenth of one percent.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Additional assessment. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 268.051,
subdivision 2, in calendar years 2022 and 2023, the additional assessment under Minnesota
Statutes, section 268.051, subdivision 2, paragraph (c), is zero percent.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Special assessment. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 268.051,
subdivision 8, the commissioner of employment and economic development, in consultation
with the commissioner of management and budget, may redetermine the special assessment
rate in calendar year 2022 so long as the redetermination occurs before April 1, 2022.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $2,730,000,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of employment and economic development for transfer to Minnesota's account
in the Unemployment Trust Fund in the United States Treasury, for the purpose of
replenishing the Unemployment Trust Fund.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 268.085, subdivision 8, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 22-05636

268.085 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; PAYMENTS THAT AFFECT BENEFITS.

Subd. 8.

Services for school contractors.

(a) Wage credits from an employer are subject to subdivision 7, if:

(1) the employment was provided under a contract between the employer and an elementary or secondary school; and

(2) the contract was for services that the elementary or secondary school could have had performed by its employees.

(b) Wage credits from an employer are not subject to subdivision 7 if:

(1) those wage credits were earned by an employee of a private employer performing work under a contract between the employer and an elementary or secondary school; and

(2) the employment was related to food services provided to the school by the employer.