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HF 599

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/22/2017 02:50pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 01/30/2017

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; creating the Legislative Budget Office; prescribing
its powers and duties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016,
sections 3.305, subdivision 1; 3.98, subdivisions 1, 4; 3.987, subdivision 1;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 3.305, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) "Legislative commission" means a joint commission,
committee, or other entity in the legislative branch composed exclusively of members of
the senate and the house of representatives.

(b) "Joint offices" means the Revisor of Statutes, Legislative Reference Library, the
Office of Legislative Auditor, new text beginthe Legislative Budget Office, new text endand any other joint legislative
service office.

Sec. 2.

new text begin [3.8853] LEGISLATIVE BUDGET OFFICE.
new text end

new text begin The Legislative Budget Office is established under control of the Legislative Coordinating
Commission to provide the house of representatives and the senate with nonpartisan, accurate,
and timely information on the fiscal impact of proposed legislation, without regard to political
factors. The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall appoint a director who may hire
staff necessary to do the work of the office. The director serves a term of six years and may
not be removed during a term except for cause after a public hearing.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 3.98, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Preparation.

new text begin(a) new text endThe deleted text beginhead or chief administrative officer of each
department or agency of the state government, including the Supreme Court,
deleted text endnew text begin Legislative
Budget Office
new text end shall prepare a fiscal note at the request of the chair of the standing committee
to which a bill has been referred, or the chair of the house of representatives Ways and
Means Committee, or the chair of the senate Committee on Finance.

new text begin (b) The head or chief administrative officer of each department or agency of state
government, including the Supreme Court, shall supply information for fiscal notes upon
request of the director of the Legislative Budget Office. The Legislative Budget Office may
adopt standards and guidelines governing timing of responses to requests for information
and governing access to data, consistent with laws governing access to data. Agencies must
comply with these standards and guidelines.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endFor purposes of this subdivision, "Supreme Court" includes all agencies, committees,
and commissions supervised or appointed by the state Supreme Court or the state court
administrator.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 3.98, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Uniform procedure.

The deleted text begincommissioner of management and budgetdeleted text endnew text begin Legislative
Budget Office
new text end shall prescribe a uniform procedure to govern the departments and agencies
of the state in complying with the requirements of this section.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 3.987, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Local impact notes.

The deleted text begincommissioner of management and budgetdeleted text endnew text begin
Legislative Budget Office
new text end shall coordinate the development of a local impact note for any
proposed legislation deleted text beginintroduced after June 30, 1997,deleted text end upon request of the chair or the ranking
minority member of either legislative Tax, Finance, or Ways and Means Committee. Upon
receipt of a request to prepare a local impact note, the deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin officenew text end must notify the
authors of the proposed legislation that the request has been made. The local impact note
must be made available to the public upon request. If the action is among the exceptions
listed in section 3.988, a local impact note need not be requested nor prepared. The
deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text endnew text begin officenew text end shall make a reasonable and timely estimate of the local fiscal impact
on each type of political subdivision that would result from the proposed legislation. The
deleted text begin commissioner of management and budgetdeleted text endnew text begin officenew text end may require any political subdivision or
the commissioner of an administrative agency of the state to supply in a timely manner any
information determined to be necessary to determine local fiscal impact. The political
subdivision, its representative association, or commissioner shall convey the requested
information to the deleted text begincommissioner of management and budgetdeleted text endnew text begin officenew text end with a signed statement
to the effect that the information is accurate and complete to the best of its ability. The
political subdivision, its representative association, or commissioner, when requested, shall
update its determination of local fiscal impact based on actual cost or revenue figures,
improved estimates, or both. Upon completion of the note, the deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin officenew text end must
provide a copy to the authors of the proposed legislation and to the chair and ranking minority
member of each committee to which the proposed legislation is referred.

Sec. 6. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... is appropriated from the general fund to the Legislative Budget Office for the
purposes set out in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.8853. The appropriation is available until
expended.
new text end