1.1    .................... moves to amend H. F. No. 305, the second committee engrossment,
1.2as follows:
1.3Page 1, after line 8, insert:

1.4    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116L.17, subdivision 1, is amended to
1.6    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms
1.7have the meanings given them in this subdivision.
1.8    (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic
1.10    (c) "Dislocated worker" means an individual who is a resident of Minnesota at the
1.11time employment ceased or was working in the state at the time employment ceased and:
1.12    (1) has been permanently separated or has received a notice of permanent separation
1.13from public or private sector employment and is eligible for or has exhausted entitlement
1.14to unemployment benefits, and is unlikely to return to the previous industry or occupation;
1.15    (2) has been long-term unemployed and has limited opportunities for employment
1.16or reemployment in the same or a similar occupation in the area in which the individual
1.17resides, including older individuals who may have substantial barriers to employment by
1.18reason of age;
1.19    (3) has been self-employed, including farmers and ranchers, and is unemployed as a
1.20result of general economic conditions in the community in which the individual resides or
1.21because of natural disasters; or
1.22    (4) has been permanently separated from employment in a restaurant or a bar due to
1.23the implementation of any state law prohibiting smoking; or
1.24     (5) is a displaced homemaker. A "displaced homemaker" is an individual who has
1.25spent a substantial number of years in the home providing homemaking service and (i) has
1.26been dependent upon the financial support of another; and now due to divorce, separation,
1.27death, or disability of that person, must find employment to self support; or (ii) derived
2.1the substantial share of support from public assistance on account of dependents in the
2.2home and no longer receives such support.
2.3    To be eligible under this clause, the support must have ceased while the worker
2.4resided in Minnesota.
2.5    (d) "Eligible organization" means a state or local government unit, nonprofit
2.6organization, community action agency, business organization or association, or labor
2.8    (e) "Plant closing" means the announced or actual permanent shutdown of a single
2.9site of employment, or one or more facilities or operating units within a single site of
2.11    (f) "Substantial layoff" means a permanent reduction in the workforce, which is
2.12not a result of a plant closing, and which results in an employment loss at a single site
2.13of employment during any 30-day period for at least 50 employees excluding those
2.14employees that work less than 20 hours per week."
2.15Page 7, line 22, delete "and" and insert a comma and after "restaurants" insert "and
2.16lawful gambling organization"
2.17Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.18Amend the title accordingly