language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to workforce development; amending local workforce council representative requirements; establishing collaborative local projects; coordinating employment training and education services;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116L.666, subdivision 3.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
In workforce service areas representing only one home rule charter or statutory city or a county, the chief elected official must appoint members to the council. In workforce service areas representing two or more home rule charter or statutory cities or counties, the chief elected officials of the home rule charter or statutory cities or counties must appoint members to the council, in accordance with an agreement entered into by such units of general local government.
A council shall include as members:
(1) representatives of the private sector, who must constitute a majority of the membership of the council and who are owners of business concerns, chief executives or chief operating officers of nongovernmental employers, or other private sector executives who have substantial management or policy responsibility;
(2) at least two representatives of organized labor;
(3) representatives of the area workforce and community-based organizations, who shall constitute not less than 15 percent of the membership of the council; and
(4) representatives of each of the following:
(i) educational agencies that are representative of all educational agencies within the workforce service area;
(ii) vocational rehabilitation agencies;
(iii) public assistance agencies;
(iv) economic development agencies; and
(v) public employment service agencies.
The chair of each local workforce council shall be selected from among the members of the council who are representatives of the private sector.
Private sector representatives on the local workforce council shall be selected from among individuals nominated by general purpose business organizations, such as local chambers of commerce, in the workforce service area.
Education representatives on the local workforce council shall be selected from among individuals nominated by secondary and postsecondary educational institutions within the workforce service area.
Organized labor representatives on the local workforce council shall be selected from individuals recommended by recognized state and local labor federations, organizations, or councils. If the state or local labor federations, organizations, or councils fail to nominate a sufficient number of individuals to meet the labor representation requirements, individual workers may be included on the local workforce council to complete the labor representation.
The commissioner must certify a local workforce council if the commissioner determines that its composition and appointments are consistent with this subdivision.
Presented to the governor May 8, 2009
Signed by the governor May 12, 2009, 4:43 p.m.