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SF 2527

2nd Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/21/2014 09:02am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; establishing PIPELINE project (Private
Investment/Public Education Labor-Industry Experience) to develop competency
standards in advanced manufacturing, health care services, information
technology, and agriculture; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 181A.07, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 181A.07, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Approved training programs. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may grant exemptions
from any provisions of sections 181A.01 to 181A.12 for minors participating in training
programs approved by the commissioner; or students in a valid apprenticeship program
taught by or required by a trade union, the commissioner of education, the commissioner
of employment and economic development, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities, or the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginCOMPETENCY STANDARDS: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING,
HEALTH CARE SERVICES, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND
AGRICULTURE.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of labor and industry, in collaboration with the commissioner
of employment and economic development, shall establish competency standards for
PIPELINE programs in advanced manufacturing, health care services, information
technology, and agriculture. This initiative shall be administered by the Department
of Labor and Industry. In establishing the competency standards, the commissioner
shall convene recognized industry experts, representative employers, higher education
institutions, and representatives of labor to assist in defining credible competency
standards acceptable to the advanced manufacturing, health care services, information
technology, and agriculture industries.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginOUTCOMES.
new text end

new text begin The outcomes expected from the initiatives listed in section 2 include:
new text end

new text begin (1) establishment of competency standards for entry level and at least two additional
higher skill levels in each industry;
new text end

new text begin (2) verification of competency standards and skill levels and their transferability by
representatives of each respective industry;
new text end

new text begin (3) models of ways for Minnesota educational institutions to engage in providing
education and training to meet the competency standards established; and
new text end

new text begin (4) participation from the identified industry sectors.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginREPORTS.
new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2015, the commissioner of labor and industry shall report to the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over jobs on the progress and success, including
outcomes, of the initiatives listed in section 2, recommendations to implement and deliver
on the initiatives in section 2, and recommendations on occupations in which similar
competency standards should be developed and implemented.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $300,000 in fiscal year 2015 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of labor and industry for the initiatives in section 2. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2017.
new text end