"Commissioner" means the commissioner of mediation services.
"Exclusive representative" means an employee organization that has been elected and certified under section 179A.52, thereby maintaining the right to represent family child care providers in their relations with the state.
"Family child care provider" means an individual, either licensed or unlicensed, who provides legal child care services as defined under section 245A.03, except for providers licensed under Minnesota Rules, chapter 9503, or excluded from licensure under section 245A.03, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (5), and who receives child care assistance to subsidize child care services for a child or children currently in the individual's care, under sections 119B.03; 119B.05; and 119B.011, subdivisions 20 and 20a.
NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 2013, chapter 128, article 1, section 2, expires June 30, 2017, if an exclusive representative has not been certified under section 179A.52, subdivision 6, by that date, provided that the commissioner of the Bureau of Mediation Services shall process any petition under section 179A.52, subdivision 5, pending as of June 30, 2017, and any certification of an exclusive representative resulting from a petition pending as of June 30, 2017, shall, for the purposes of this section, be treated as having occurred on the date the petition was initially filed. Laws 2013, chapter 128, article 1, section 6.
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