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                            CHAPTER 131-H.F.No. 244 
                  An act relating to employment; establishing the 
                  governor's workforce development council to replace 
                  certain other councils; proposing coding for new law 
                  in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268; repealing 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1994, sections 126B.02; 121.703; 
                  and 268.9755. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [268.665] [WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [CREATION.] The governor's workforce 
        development council is created under the authority of the Job 
        Training Partnership Act, United States Code, title 29, section 
        1501, et seq.  Local workforce development councils are 
        authorized under the job training partnership act, United States 
        Code, Title 29, section 1501 and the one stop career center 
        system. 
           Subd. 2.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The governor's workforce 
        development council is composed of 32 members appointed by the 
        governor.  The members may be removed pursuant to section 
        15.059.  In selecting the representatives of the council, the 
        governor shall ensure that 50 percent of the members come from 
        nominations provided by local workforce councils.  Local 
        education representatives shall come from nominations provided 
        by local education to employment partnerships.  The 32 members 
        shall represent the following sectors:  
           (a) State agencies:  the following individuals shall serve 
        on the council:  
           (1) commissioner of the Minnesota department of economic 
        security; 
           (2) commissioner of the Minnesota department of education; 
           (3) commissioner of the Minnesota department of human 
        services; and 
           (4) commissioner of the Minnesota department of trade and 
        economic development. 
           (b) Business and industry:  six individuals shall represent 
        the business and industry sectors of Minnesota. 
           (c) Organized labor:  six individuals shall represent labor 
        organizations of Minnesota. 
           (d) Community-based organizations:  four individuals shall 
        represent community-based organizations of Minnesota.  
        Community-based organizations are defined by the Job Training 
        Partnership Act as private nonprofit organizations that are 
        representative of communities or significant segments of 
        communities and that provide job training services, agencies 
        serving youth, agencies serving individuals with disabilities, 
        agencies serving displaced homemakers, union-related 
        organizations, and employer-related nonprofit organizations and 
        organizations serving nonreservation Indians and tribal 
        governments. 
           (e) Education:  five individuals shall represent the 
        education sector of Minnesota as follows:  
           (1) one individual shall represent local public secondary 
        education; 
           (2) one individual shall have expertise in design and 
        implementation of school-based service-learning; 
           (3) one individual shall represent post-secondary 
        education; 
           (4) one individual shall represent secondary/post-secondary 
        vocational institutions; and 
           (5) the chancellor of the higher education board; 
           (f) Other:  two individuals shall represent other 
        constituencies including: 
           (1) units of local government; and 
           (2) applicable state or local programs. 
           The speaker and the minority leader of the house of 
        representatives shall each appoint a representative to serve as 
        an ex officio member of the council.  The majority and minority 
        leaders of the senate shall each appoint a senator to serve as 
        an ex officio member of the council.  After January 1, 1997, the 
        Minnesota director of the corporation for national service shall 
        also serve as an ex officio member.  
           (g) Appointment:  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.  
           (h) Members of the council are compensated as provided in 
        section 15.059, subdivision 3. 
           Subd. 3.  [PURPOSE; DUTIES.] The governor's workforce 
        development council shall replace the governor's job training 
        council and assume all of its requirements, duties, and 
        responsibilities, under the Job Training Partnership Act, United 
        States Code, title 29, section 1501, et seq.  Additionally, the 
        workforce development council shall assume the following duties 
        and responsibilities:  
           (a) Coordinate the development, implementation, and 
        evaluation of the statewide education and employment transitions 
        system under section 126B.01.  Beginning January 1, 1997, the 
        council shall also coordinate the development, implementation, 
        and evaluation of the Minnesota youth services programs under 
        sections 121.704 to 121.709, and the National and Community 
        Services Act of 1993, United States Code, title 42, section 
        12501, et. seq.  
           (b) Review the provision of services and the use of funds 
        and resources under applicable federal human resource programs 
        and advise the governor on methods of coordinating the provision 
        of services and the use of funds and resources consistent with 
        the laws and regulations governing the programs.  For purposes 
        of this section, applicable federal and state human resource 
        programs mean the: 
           (1) Job Training Partnership Act, United States Code, title 
        29, section 1501, et seq.; 
           (2) Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology 
        Education Act, United States Code, title 20, section 2301, et 
        seq.; 
           (3) National and Community Service Act of 1993, United 
        States Code, title 42, section 12501, et seq.; 
           (4) Adult Education Act, United States Code, title 20, 
        section 1201, et seq.; 
           (5) Wagner-Peyser Act, United States Code, title 29, 
        section 49; 
           (6) Social Security Act, title IV, part F, (JOBS), United 
        States Code, title 42, section 681, et seq.; 
           (7) Food Stamp Act of 1977, United States Code, title 7, 
        section 6(d)(4), Food Stamp Employment and Training Program, 
        United States Code, title 7, section 2015(d)(4); 
           (8) programs defined in section 268.0111, subdivisions 4 
        and 5; and 
           (9) School to Work Opportunity Act of 1994, Public Law 
        Number 103-239.  
           Additional federal and state programs and resources can be 
        included within the scope of the council's duties if recommended 
        by the governor after consultation with the council. 
           (c) Review federal, state, and local education, 
        post-secondary, job skills training, and youth employment 
        programs, and make recommendations to the governor and the 
        legislature for establishing an integrated seamless system for 
        providing education, service-learning, and work skills 
        development services to learners and workers of all ages. 
           (d) Advise the governor on the development and 
        implementation of statewide and local performance standards and 
        measures relating to applicable federal human resource programs 
        and the coordination of performance standards and measures among 
        programs.  
           (e) Administer grants to local education and employment 
        transition partnerships, including implementation grants under 
        section 126B.01, grants for youth apprenticeship programs under 
        section 126B.03, and youth employer grants.  Beginning January 
        1, 1997, administer youthworks grants under sections 121.704 to 
        121.709; and 
           (1) coordinate implementation of the education and 
        employment transitions system under section 126B.01; 
           (2) promote education and employment transitions programs 
        and knowledge and skills of entrepreneurship among employers, 
        workers, youth, and educators, and encourage employers to 
        provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities; 
           (3) evaluate and identify exemplary education and 
        employment transitions programs and provide technical assistance 
        to local partnerships to replicate the programs throughout the 
        state; 
           (4) establish a performance-based quality assurance system 
        for consistent statewide evaluation of the performance of the 
        education and employment transitions system at both the state 
        and local level; 
           (5) conduct an annual review of each local education and 
        employment transitions partnership to ensure it adequately meets 
        the quality assurance standards established as part of the state 
        quality assurance system; 
           (6) develop the methods to assess local partnership 
        effectiveness; 
           (7) annually publish a report on the findings of the 
        evaluations of each local education transitions partnership; 
           (8) promote knowledge and skills of entrepreneurship among 
        students in kindergarten through grade 12 by sharing information 
        about the ways new business development contributes to a strong 
        economy. 
           (f) Advise the governor on methods to evaluate applicable 
        federal human resource programs.  
           (g) Sponsor appropriate studies to identify human 
        investment needs in Minnesota and recommend to the governor 
        goals and methods for meeting those needs.  
           (h) Recommend to the governor goals and methods for the 
        development and coordination of a human resource system in 
        Minnesota.  
           (i) Examine federal and state laws, rules, and regulations 
        to assess whether they present barriers to achieving the 
        development of a coordinated human resource system. 
           (j) Recommend to the governor and to the federal government 
        changes in state or federal laws, rules, or regulations 
        concerning employment and training programs that present 
        barriers to achieving the development of a coordinated human 
        resource system. 
           (k) Recommend to the governor and to the federal government 
        waivers of laws and regulations to promote coordinated service 
        delivery. 
           (l) Sponsor appropriate studies and prepare and recommend 
        to the governor a strategic plan which details methods for 
        meeting Minnesota's human investment needs and for developing 
        and coordinating a state human resource system.  
           Subd. 4.  [SUBCOMMITTEES.] The governor's workforce 
        development council shall appoint an advisory subcommittee the 
        majority of whose members shall represent business and industry 
        to advise the council on the establishment of the statewide 
        education and employment transitions system.  The chair of the 
        workforce development council may establish subcommittees in 
        order to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the 
        council.  
           Subd. 5.  [STAFFING.] The department of economic security 
        must provide staff support to the Minnesota workforce 
        development council.  The department of economic security and 
        the department of education shall jointly staff the education 
        and employment transitions subcommittee and its activity with 
        the full council.  The support includes professional, technical, 
        and clerical staff necessary to perform the duties assigned to 
        the workforce development council.  The council may ask for 
        assistance from other units of state government as it requires 
        in order to fulfill its duties and responsibilities.  
           Subd. 6.  [EXPIRATION.] The council expires immediately if 
        it is no longer required by federal law as a condition of 
        receiving federal funding, or if there is no federal funding for 
        the human resource programs within the scope of the council's 
        duties. 
           Sec. 2.  [REVISOR INSTRUCTION.] 
           In the next edition of Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota 
        Rules, the revisor of statutes shall substitute the term 
        "workforce development council" for "governor's job training 
        council," and "education and employment transitions council" 
        wherever the terms appear in statutes and rules. 
           Sec. 3.  [REPEALER.] 
           Subdivision 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 268.9755, 
        is repealed.  
           Subd. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 126B.02, is 
        repealed. 
           Subd. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 121.703, is 
        repealed. 
           Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1, 2, and 3, subdivision 1, are effective the day 
        following final enactment.  Section 3, subdivision 2, is 
        effective July 1, 1995.  Section 3, subdivision 3, is effective 
        July 1, 1997. 
           Presented to the governor May 4, 1995 
           Signed by the governor May 5, 1995, 9:06 a.m.