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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                        CHAPTER 334--H.F.No. 857
           An act relating to labor; establishing the job skills 
          partnership; creating a board; appropriating money; 
          proposing new law coded as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
          116K. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [116L.01] [DEFINITIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERALLY.] For the purposes of sections 1 
to 6 the terms defined in this section have the meanings given 
them.  
    Subd. 2.  [PARTNERSHIP.] "Partnership" means the Minnesota 
job skills partnership created by section 2.  
    Subd. 3.  [BOARD.] "Board" means the partnership board 
created by section 3.  
    Sec. 2.  [116L.02] [JOBS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.] 
    The Minnesota job skills partnership is created to act as a 
catalyst to bring together employers with specific training 
needs with educational or other nonprofit institutions which can 
design programs to fill those needs.  The partnership shall work 
closely with employers to train and place workers in 
identifiable positions as well as assisting educational or other 
nonprofit institutions in developing training programs that 
coincide with current and future employer requirements.  The 
partnership shall provide grants to educational or other 
nonprofit institutions for the purpose of training displaced 
workers.  A participating business must match the grant-in-aid 
made by the Minnesota job skills partnership.  The match may be 
in the form of funding, equipment, or faculty.  
    Sec. 3.  [116L.03] [BOARD.] 
     Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERS.] The partnership shall be 
governed by a board of 21 directors.  
    Subd. 2.  [APPOINTMENT.] Members shall be appointed as 
follows:  four members appointed by the speaker of the house; 
one member appointed by the minority leader of the house; four 
members appointed by the majority leader of the senate; one 
member appointed by the minority leader of the senate; eight 
members appointed by the governor; and the commissioners of the 
departments of energy, planning and development, education, and 
economic security.  
    Subd. 3.  [QUALIFICATIONS.] Members must have expertise in, 
and be representative of the following fields of education, job 
skills training, labor, business, and government.  
    Subd. 4.  [CHAIR.] The chairperson shall be appointed by 
the governor.  
    Subd. 5.  [TERMS.] The terms of appointed members shall be 
for four years except for the initial appointments.  The initial 
appointments of the speaker and majority leader shall be as 
follows:  two members for two years, two members for three years 
and one member for four years.  The initial appointments of the 
governor shall have the following terms:  two members each for 
one, two, three, and four years.  
     Subd. 6.  [STAFF.] The board may hire an executive director 
who shall manage the partnership subject to the board's 
direction.  The director may employ a small staff as necessary 
to carry out the board's policies.  
    Subd. 7.  [OFFICES.] The commissioner of administration 
shall provide office space for the board within the capital area 
complex.  
    Sec. 4.  [116L.04] [PARTNERSHIP POWER.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GRANTS-IN-AID.] The partnership may 
provide grants-in-aid to educational or other nonprofit 
institutions using the following guidelines:  
    (a) The educational or other nonprofit institution is a 
provider of training within the state in either the public or 
private sector;  
    (b) The program involves skills training that is an area of 
employment need; and 
    (c) Preference will be given to educational or other 
nonprofit institutions which serve economically disadvantaged 
people, minorities, or those who are victims of economic 
dislocation.  
    Grants shall not exceed $200,000 to any one institution.  
    Subd. 2.  [INFORMATION.] The board may collect and 
disseminate information concerning areas of projected employment 
need.  The board may also prepare and publish studies, organize 
conferences, and conduct special projects which will increase 
knowledge and communication in the areas of employment need, 
skills training, and education.  
    Sec. 5.  [116L.05] [FUNDING.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [FEDERAL JOB TRAINING FUNDS.] The board may 
use federal job training program moneys and is authorized to 
receive those funds.  
    Subd. 2.  [GRANTS, GIFTS.] The board may accept gifts and 
grants of any type from any source.  
    Sec. 6.  [APPROPRIATION.] 
    The sum of $1,500,000 is appropriated to the legislative 
advisory commission from the general fund for deposit in a 
special contingent account in the state treasury called the job 
partnership account.  The appropriation shall not lapse.  The 
commission may expend funds from the account for the purposes of 
sections 1 to 6 only after approval of the board created by 
section 2.  
    Sec. 7.  [REPEALER.] 
    Sections 1 to 6 are repealed June 30, 1987. 
    Approved June 14, 1983