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                         Laws of Minnesota 1988 

                        CHAPTER 480-H.F.No. 1877 
           An act relating to labor; regulating the 
          labor-management committee grant program; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1986, sections 179.81, subdivisions 
          2 and 4; 179.82; 179.83, subdivision 1; 179.84, 
          subdivision 1; and 179.85; repealing Minnesota 
          Statutes 1986, sections 179.83, subdivision 2; and 
          179.84, subdivision 2.  
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 179.81, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
"Area labor-management committee" or "committee" means a 
committee formed by and composed of multiple employers and 
multiple labor organizations within a geographic area or 
statewide employment sector, for the purpose of improving 
labor-management relations and enhancing economic development 
within the a given geographic jurisdiction or sector through 
labor-management cooperation.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 179.81, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
"Director" "Commissioner" means the director commissioner of the 
bureau of mediation services.  
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 179.82, is 
amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [CREATION.] An area labor-management 
committee grant program is created within the bureau to be 
administered by the director commissioner.  
    Subd. 2.  [APPLICATIONS RULES.] (a) Applications for area 
labor-management committee grants must be submitted to the 
bureau by October 15 of each year on a form developed by the 
director Applications for area/statewide industry 
labor-management committee grants must be submitted to the 
bureau under rules adopted by the commissioner. 
    (b) The application must include a description of the area 
labor-management committee formed or to be formed consistent 
with the purposes of the area labor-management grant program, 
including an identification of the committee members and a brief 
description of the committee's existing or proposed operating 
procedures.  A copy of the committee bylaws or other written 
operating procedures must be submitted. 
    (c) The application must include a statement of the 
labor-management problem or issue existing in the committee's 
area of jurisdiction.  Grant applicants must document the 
problem using as much relevant data as is reasonably available, 
and must discuss the full range of impacts that the problem or 
issue is having upon the area or upon industry within the area.  
    (d) The application must include a statement of the 
approach to be used by the committee in solving the problem or 
dealing with the issue identified in paragraph (c) and an 
implementation plan setting forth the major steps to be taken 
and objectives sought in dealing with the problem or issue 
identified in paragraph (c), as well as a time table indicating 
when those steps will be taken and those objectives reached.  
    (e) The application must include a four-year financial plan 
detailing the amount of both state grant money and local, 
federal, and private sector money necessary for the applicant's 
program.  The plan must show the total amount of state funding 
necessary to carry out the committee's goals and objectives, and 
the total money from other sources expected to be raised each 
year.  The plan must be accompanied by a proposed committee 
budget, covering the life of the plan, detailing how all money, 
including state grant money, is to be expended.  
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 179.83, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [STANDARD FOR APPROVAL.] After October 15 
of each year Following an established calendar, the director 
commissioner shall review the applications.  Grants must be 
awarded on a competitive basis based on the appropriateness of 
the proposal, the attainability of the goals, the evidence of 
interest in the proposal among representatives of labor and 
management in the area within the committee's jurisdiction, and 
the thoroughness of the financial plan presented.  Successful 
applicants shall be notified of the award no later than December 
1 of each year. 
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 179.84, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [REQUIREMENTS.] For each grant awarded 
the director commissioner shall:  
    (1) require an approved work plan that establishes 
measurable goals and objectives for the committee within the 
committee's area of responsibility and that prohibits the 
committee from becoming involved in contract disputes, labor 
negotiations, or grievance procedures;  
    (2) establish a technical assistance delivery area outside 
the geographic area or sector covered by the area 
labor-management committee;  
    (3) require the area labor-management committee to 
establish an approved technical assistance work plan for its 
external technical assistance delivery area; and 
    (4) annually review the operating performance of each area 
labor-management committee receiving state money under this 
    Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 179.85, is 
amended to read:  
    A new or existing area labor-management committee may apply 
for a maximum grant of $100,000 $75,000 per year.  A new or 
existing area labor-management committee may be awarded state 
grant money, and must provide money from other nonstate sources, 
in each of the four years covered by the financial plan in the 
following ratio of state and nonstate money:  in the first year, 
90 percent state and 10 percent nonstate; in the second year, 80 
percent state and 20 percent nonstate; in the third year and 
beyond, 50 percent state and 50 percent nonstate; and in the 
fourth year, 30 percent state and 70 percent nonstate.  In a 
grant to an existing or proposed area labor-management 
committee, $10,000 ten percent of the grant is designated and 
may only be used for technical assistance services within the an 
external technical assistance delivery area, both as specified 
by the director commissioner under section 179.84. 
     Sec. 7.  [REPEALER.] 
    Minnesota Statutes 1986, sections 179.83, subdivision 2; 
and 179.84, subdivision 2, are repealed. 
    Sec. 8. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This act is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved April 12, 1988

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