MN HF31: $300,000 for telework is introduced

MN House of Representatives Daily Intro to Bills (Jan 7) reports

Elkins introduced:

  1. F. 31,A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for telework activities.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.

And more details

A bill for an act
relating to transportation; appropriating money for telework activities.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. TELEWORK ACTIVITIES; APPROPRIATION.

$300,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of transportation for a grant to transportation management organizations that provide services
exclusively or primarily in the city located along the marked Interstate Highway 494 corridor
having the highest population as of the effective date of this section. The commissioner
must not retain any portion of the funds appropriated under this section. The commissioner
must make grant payments in full by June 30, 2021. Funds under this grant are for
programming and service expansion to assist companies and commuters in telecommuting
efforts and promotion of best practices. A grant recipient must provide telework resources,
assistance, information, and related activities on a statewide basis. This is a onetime
appropriation.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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