.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 729, the first engrossment, as follows:
Page 76, after line 7, insert:
"Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 268.125, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Additional unemployment benefits; when available.
unemployment benefits are available if:
(1) MS 2008 [Expired, 2008 c 300 s 15]
(2)(i) at a facility that had 100 or more employees, the employer reduced operations,
resulting within a one-month period in the layoff of 50 percent or more of the facility's
work force, including reductions caused as a result of a major natural disaster declared by
(ii) the employer has no expressed plan to resume operations that would lead to the
reemployment of those employees in the immediate future; and
(iii) the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the county that the facility is
located was ten percent or more during the month of the reduction or any of the three
months before or after the month of the reduction; or
1.16 (3) the applicant stopped working because of a lockout. The term "lockout" has the
1.17meaning given in section 179.01, subdivision 9
1.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 268.125, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Eligibility conditions. (a)
An applicant is eligible to receive additional
unemployment benefits for any week during the applicant's benefit year if:
(1) for any week during which benefits are available under subdivision 1, clause (1):
1.23 (i) the applicant resides in a county that meets the requirements of subdivision 1,
1.24 clause (1), and resided in that county each week that regular unemployment benefits
1.25 were paid;
2.1 (ii) the applicant was not paid unemployment benefits for any week in the 12 months
2.2 before the effective date of the applicant's benefit account;
2.3 (iii) the applicant meets the same eligibility requirements that are required for
2.4 regular unemployment benefits under section
268.069 ; and
2.5 (iv) MS 2008 [Expired, 2008 c 300 s 17]
2.6 (2) (1)
the applicant was laid off from employment as a result of a reduction under
subdivision 1, clause (2), or was laid off because of lack of work from that employer
during the three-month period before, or the three-month period after, the month of the
reduction under subdivision 1, clause (2);
the applicant meets the same eligibility requirements that are required for
regular unemployment benefits under section
the applicant has exhausted regular unemployment benefits under section
, is not entitled to receive extended unemployment benefits under section
and is not entitled to receive unemployment benefits under any other state or federal law
for that week; and
a majority of the applicant's wage credits were from the employer that had a
reduction in operations under subdivision 1, clause (2).
2.18(b) An applicant who stopped working because of a lockout is eligible to receive
2.19additional unemployment benefits for any week if:
2.20(1) the applicant meets the eligibility requirements under section 268.069;
2.21(2) the applicant has exhausted regular unemployment benefits under section 268.07
2.22or the law of another state;
2.23(3) the applicant is not eligible for extended unemployment benefits or
2.24unemployment benefits under any federal law; and
2.25(4) the lockout is in active progress.
2.26Section 268.085, subdivision 1, clause (2), does not apply to this paragraph.
2.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 268.125, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
Subd. 4. Weekly unemployment benefit amount.
An applicant's weekly additional
unemployment benefit amount is the same as the applicant's weekly regular
during the current benefit year
2.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 268.125, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
Subd. 5. Maximum amount of unemployment benefits. (a) For an applicant
3.2who qualifies for additional unemployment benefits under subdivision 1, clause (2),
maximum amount of additional unemployment benefits available in the applicant's benefit
year is one-half of the applicant's maximum amount of regular unemployment benefits
available under section
268.07, subdivision 2
. Extended unemployment benefits paid and
unemployment benefits paid under any federal law other than regular unemployment
benefits must be deducted from the maximum amount of additional unemployment
3.9(b) For an applicant who qualifies for additional unemployment benefits under
3.10subdivision 1, clause (3), the applicant may receive additional unemployment benefits for
3.11up to 156 weeks so long as the lockout is in active progress.
3.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Page 81, after line 15, insert:
"Sec. 21. PUBLIC SUBSIDIES FOR ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN
3.15EMPLOYEE LOCKOUTS; PENALTIES.
3.16 Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) The terms defined in this section have the meanings
3.18(b) "Lockout" has the meaning given under Minnesota Statutes, section 179.01,
3.20(c) "Local government agency" includes a statutory or home rule charter city,
3.21housing and redevelopment authority, town, county, port authority, economic development
3.22authority, community development agency, nonprofit entity created by a local government
3.23agency, or any other entity created by or authorized by a local government with authority
3.24to provide public subsidies.
3.25(d) "Organization" means any nonprofit or for-profit business entity that receives a
3.27(e) "Public subsidy" means a state or local government agency grant, contribution
3.28of personal property, real property, infrastructure, the principal amount of a loan at rates
3.29below those commercially available to the recipient, any reduction or deferral of any tax
3.30or any fee, any guarantee of any payment under any loan, lease, or other obligation, or any
3.31preferential use of government facilities given to an organization. To qualify as a public
3.32subsidy, the value must be $150,000 or greater.
3.33 Subd. 2. Subsidies prohibited during a lockout. An organization that institutes,
3.34causes, or declares a lockout may be issued a penalty under subdivision 4 by the state or
3.35local government agency that provided the public subsidy.
4.1 Subd. 3. Analysis. In the event of a lockout, the state or local government agency
4.2shall contact the commissioners of revenue and employment and economic development
4.3and request a valuation of the public subsidy that was given to the organization. The
4.4commissioners shall perform an analysis to determine the value of the public subsidy to
4.5the organization for the period of time the organization is engaged in a lockout.
4.6 Subd. 4. Penalty. The state or local government agency is authorized to impose
4.7a penalty on the organization equal to the value of the public subsidy determined by
4.8the commissioners under subdivision 3.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly