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HF 150

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/22/2019 12:08pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; requiring the state forecast include the rate of inflation;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16A.103, subdivisions 1a, 1b.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16A.103, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Forecast parameters.

The forecast must assume the continuation of current
laws and reasonable estimates of projected growth in the national and state economies and
affected populations. Revenue must be estimated for all sources provided for in current law.
Expenditures must be estimated for all obligations imposed by law and those projected to
occur as a result of new text begininflation and new text endvariables outside the control of the legislature. deleted text beginExpenditure
estimates must not include an allowance for inflation.
deleted text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16A.103, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

Forecast variable.

In determining the new text beginrate of inflation, the application of
inflation, the
new text endamount of state bonding as it affects debt service, the calculation of investment
income, and the other variables to be included in the expenditure part of the forecast, the
commissioner must consult with the chairs and lead minority members of the senate State
Government Finance Committee and the house of representatives Ways and Means
Committee, and legislative fiscal staff. This consultation must occur at least three weeks
before the forecast is to be released. No later than two weeks prior to the release of the
forecast, the commissioner must inform the chairs and lead minority members of the senate
State Government Finance Committee and the house of representatives Ways and Means
Committee, and legislative fiscal staff of any changes in these variables from the previous
forecast.