.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1835, the first committee engrossment,
Page 28, after line 21, insert:
"Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116L.17, subdivision 2, is amended to
Subd. 2. Grants.
The board shall make grants to workforce service areas or other
eligible organizations to provide services to dislocated workers as follows:
(a) The board shall allocate funds available for the purposes of this section in its
discretion to respond to substantial layoffs and plant closings.
(b) The board shall regularly allocate funds to provide services to individual
dislocated workers or small groups. The initial allocation for this purpose must be 50
percent of the deposits and transfers into the workforce development fund, less any
collection costs paid out of the fund and any amounts appropriated by the legislature from
the workforce development fund for programs other than the state dislocated worker
(c) Following the initial allocation, the board may consider additional allocations
to provide services to individual dislocated workers. The board's decision to allocate
additional funds shall be based on relevant economic indicators including: the number
of substantial layoffs to date, notices of substantial layoffs for the remainder of the fiscal
year, evidence of declining industries, the number of permanently separated individuals
applying for unemployment benefits by workforce service area, and the number of
individuals exhausting unemployment benefits by workforce service area. The board must
also consider expenditures of allocations to workforce service areas under paragraph (b)
made during the first two quarters of the fiscal year and federal resources that have been
or are likely to be allocated to Minnesota for the purposes of serving dislocated workers
affected by substantial layoffs or plant closings; except that this sentence does not apply
1.27in fiscal year 2011
(d) The board may, in its discretion, allocate funds carried forward from previous
years under subdivision 9 for large, small, or individual layoffs.
2.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2010.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly