.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1850 as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116L.666, subdivision 3, is amended to
Subd. 3. Membership on local workforce councils.
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 must include at least
2.5one representative from a local adult basic education program approved under section
2.6124D.52 and the remaining education representatives
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
The commissioner must certify a local workforce council if the commissioner
determines that its composition and appointments are consistent with this subdivision.
Sec. 2. COLLABORATIVE LOCAL PROJECTS; COORDINATION OF
2.18EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION SERVICES.
2.19 Subdivision 1. Collaborative local projects; selection. The governor's Workforce
2.20Development Council shall convene a meeting with representatives of the Department
2.21of Employment and Economic Development, the Department of Human Services, the
2.22Department of Education with respect to K-12 institutions and adult basic education, the
2.23University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to identify
2.24and establish four collaborative local projects to plan and coordinate employment, training,
2.25and education programs and services administered by those agencies and institutions. By
2.26August 1, 2009, the local projects must be selected to represent different configurations of
2.27workforce centers, college campuses and adult basic education programs. One of the local
2.28projects must be located in a workforce services area under Minnesota Statutes, section
2.29116L.666 that is an urban area, a greater Minnesota regional center, and a rural area. At
2.30least one of these local projects must include a workforce center located on a campus of
2.31the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Each local project selected under this
2.32subdivision must be assigned to a local workforce council to develop a collaboration
2.33plan under subdivision 3.
3.1 Subd. 2. Employment, training, and education goals. The goals of the
3.2collaborative local employment, training, and education projects include, but are not
3.4(1) engaging low-skilled workers in increasing their skill levels;
3.5(2) providing skill training while upgrading basic skill levels;
3.6(3) improving the provision of skill training to individuals currently working;
3.7(4) integrating employer contact efforts to improve responsiveness to employer's
3.9(5) strengthening employer input with training curriculum;
3.10(6) improving access to service and training to public assistance recipients;
3.11(7) integrating career planning and job placement efforts among institutions;
3.12(8) maximizing coordination and reduce duplication among providers;
3.13(9) systematically evaluate industry training needs; and
3.14(10) providing noncredit remediation at no cost to students.
3.15 Subd. 3. Collaboration plan. A local workforce council assigned a project under
3.16this section must develop a plan on how employment, training, and education services
3.17offered by the state agencies and institutions can be collaboratively offered to attain the
3.18goals of subdivision 2. The collaboration plan must be developed through a stakeholder
3.19process that includes, at a minimum, representatives from:
3.20(1) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities;
3.21(2) local adult basic education;
3.22(3) workforce centers;
3.23(4) local school districts;
3.24(5) community action agencies; and
3.25(6) public housing agencies.
3.26Each local project must report their plans to the governor's workforce development
3.27council which must report on the plans to the committees of the legislature with
3.28responsibility for workforce development by March 15, 2010. The report must include
3.29each local project plan with recommendations on state agency and higher education
3.30programs and services that should be integrated into a local project. The report may also
3.31include recommendations on necessary enhancements and improvements of services and
3.32processes, and identification of private and public funding, waivers, and other program
3.33modifications necessary to better achieve the goals of subdivision 2.
3.34 Subd. 4. Plan implementation. By July 1, 2010, each local collaborative project
3.35must implement its plan for at least one year. Local collaborators, including the agencies
4.1listed in subdivision 3, may modify a plan if the modification would better achieve plan
4.3 Subd. 5. Second report to legislature. By February 15, 2011, each local project
4.4must report to the governor's workforce development council on progress in implementing
4.5the plan. By March 11, 2011, the governor's workforce development council must report to
4.6the committees of the legislature responsible for workforce development on the progress
4.7of implementing plans under this section. The report must include recommendations
4.8on funding, system design, and statutory changes that are reasonable and necessary to
4.9achieve the goals of subdivision 2.
4.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Amend the title accordingly