.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1977 as follows:
Page 1, delete lines 7 to 13 and insert:
"Subd. 5. Unpaid leave to avoid layoffs. If the commissioner of management
1.4and budget determines that layoffs of executive branch employees may be required,
1.5the commissioner may request exclusive representatives to negotiate amendments to
1.6collective bargaining agreements that would allow appointing authorities to implement
1.7unpaid leave and reductions in hours, instead of imposing layoffs.