This document represents the act as presented to the governor. The version passed by the legislature is the final engrossment. It does not represent the official 2018 session law, which will be available here summer 2018.
language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to workforce development; modifying job training program requirements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.8747, subdivisions 2, 4.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
To qualify for grants under this section, a job training program must satisfy the following requirements:
(1) the program must be operated by a nonprofit corporation that qualifies under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
(2) the program must spend, on average, $15,000 or more per graduate of the program;
(3) the program must provide education and training in:
(i) basic skills, such as reading, writing, mathematics, and communications;
(ii) thinking skills, such as reasoning, creative thinking, decision making, and problem solving; and
(iii) personal qualities, such as responsibility, self-esteem, self-management, honesty, and integrity;
(4) the program may provide income supplements, when needed, to participants for housing, counseling, tuition, and other basic needs;
(5) deleted text beginthe program's education and training course must last for an average of at least six months;deleted text end
deleted text begin(6)deleted text end individuals served by the program mustdeleted text begin:deleted text end
deleted text begin(i)deleted text end be 18 years of age or olderdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text beginnew text end
deleted text begin(ii)deleted text end have deleted text beginfederal adjusted grossdeleted text end new text beginnew text endincome deleted text beginof no more than $12,000 per yeardeleted text end in the calendar year immediately before entering the programnew text beginnew text end;new text beginnew text end
deleted text begin (iii) have assets of no more than $10,000, excluding the value of a homestead; and deleted text end
deleted text begin (iv) not have been claimed as a dependent on the federal tax return of another person in the previous taxable year; and deleted text end
deleted text begin(7)deleted text end new text beginnew text endthe program must be certified by the commissioner of employment and economic development as meeting the requirements of this subdivision.
(a) A program certified by the commissioner under subdivision 2 must comply with the requirements of this subdivision.
(b) A program must maintain records for each qualified graduate. The records must include information sufficient to verify the graduate's eligibility under this section, identify the employer, and describe the job including its compensation rate and benefits.
(c) A program deleted text beginmust report by January 1 of each year to the commissioner. The report must include, at least, information on:deleted text endnew text beginnew text end
deleted text begin (1) the number of graduates placed; deleted text end
deleted text begin (2) demographic information on the graduates; deleted text end
deleted text begin (3) the type of position in which each graduate is placed, including compensation information; deleted text end
deleted text begin (4) the tenure of each graduate at the placed position or in other jobs; deleted text end
deleted text begin (5) the amount of employer fees paid to the program; deleted text end
deleted text begin (6) the amount of money raised by the program from other sources; and deleted text end
deleted text begin (7) the types and sizes of employers with which graduates have been placed and retained. deleted text end
Presented to the governor May 8, 2018
Signed by the governor May 11, 2018, 1:22 p.m.
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