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HF 89

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 01/14/2013 02:39pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 01/14/2013

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A bill for an act
relating to the military; providing civil immunity from damages in certain
situations; modifying business discrimination provision; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2012, section 363A.17; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 192.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [192.535] CIVIL IMMUNITY; BEYOND THE YELLOW RIBBON
PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin As used in this section, the following terms have the
meanings given them:
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new text begin (1) "program" means the "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon" program;
new text end

new text begin (2) "program administrator" means any individual with responsibility for
coordinating the program or coordinating volunteers participating in the program; and
new text end

new text begin (3) "services" means any voluntary assistance coordinated by the program that is
related to an active or reserve service member's or the service member's family's home
maintenance, transportation, physical or emotional health, personal finances, or other
similar needs and that is provided to the service member or to an immediate family
member of the service member before, during, or after the service member's mobilization
or deployment for a contingency operation ordered by a proper military authority.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Civil immunity. new text end

new text begin (a) A program administrator and any person that, in good
faith, participates in any capacity in the program and provides services is not liable for
damages resulting from the acts or omissions by that person in providing the services,
provided that the person providing the services is liable if the act or omission is willful,
wanton, or reckless.
new text end

new text begin (b) A recipient of services provided by a person participating in any capacity in the
program is not liable for damages incurred by the person in the course of providing the
services, unless the damage is the result of a willful, wanton, or reckless act or omission of
the recipient.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Exception. new text end

new text begin This section does not apply:
new text end

new text begin (1) to the extent the acts or omissions are covered by an insurance policy issued to
the person or to the entity for whom the person serves;
new text end

new text begin (2) to a person who provides services during the course of the person's regular
employment and for which the person receives compensation; or
new text end

new text begin (3) to a person who provides voluntary services that the person also provides for
compensation in the normal course of business, if the person is not insured for damages or
injury that may result from those services and the person does not notify, in writing, the
program and the recipient of the services of this fact before providing the services.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to damages incurred on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 363A.17, is amended to read:


363A.17 BUSINESS DISCRIMINATION.

It is an unfair discriminatory practice for a person engaged in a trade or business
or in the provision of a service:

(1) to refuse to do business with or provide a service to a woman based on her
use of her current or former surname; or

(2) to impose, as a condition of doing business with or providing a service to a
woman, that a woman use her current surname rather than a former surname; or

(3) to intentionally refuse to do business with, to refuse to contract with, or to
discriminate in the basic terms, conditions, or performance of the contract because of
a person's race, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, deleted text beginordeleted text end disability,new text begin or military
service status,
new text end unless the alleged refusal or discrimination is because of a legitimate
business purpose.

Nothing in this section shall prohibit positive action plans.