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HF 674

1st Engrossment - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 03/03/2003
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/27/2003

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to local mandates; including school districts 
  1.3             in the definition of political subdivision for 
  1.4             purposes of preparing local impact notes for 
  1.5             state-mandated actions; amending Minnesota Statutes 
  1.6             2002, sections 3.986, subdivision 4; 3.987, 
  1.7             subdivision 1.  
  1.9      Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 3.986, 
  1.10  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
  1.11     Subd. 4.  [POLITICAL SUBDIVISION.] A "political 
  1.12  subdivision" is a school district, county, or home rule charter 
  1.13  or statutory city. 
  1.14     [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective July 1, 2003. 
  1.15     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 3.987, 
  1.16  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  1.17     Subdivision 1.  [LOCAL IMPACT NOTES.] The commissioner of 
  1.18  finance shall coordinate the development of a local impact note 
  1.19  for any proposed legislation introduced after June 30, 1997, or 
  1.20  any rule proposed after December 31, 1999, upon request of the 
  1.21  chair or the ranking minority member of either legislative tax 
  1.22  committee, the chair or the ranking minority member of the house 
  1.23  ways and means committee, or the chair or the ranking minority 
  1.24  member of the senate finance committee.  Upon receipt of a 
  1.25  request to prepare a local impact note, the commissioner must 
  1.26  notify the authors of the proposed legislation or, for an 
  2.1   administrative rule, the head of the relevant executive agency 
  2.2   or department, that the request has been made.  The local impact 
  2.3   note must be made available to the public upon request.  If the 
  2.4   action is among the exceptions listed in section 3.988, a local 
  2.5   impact note need not be requested nor prepared.  The 
  2.6   commissioner shall make a reasonable and timely estimate of the 
  2.7   local fiscal impact on each type of political subdivision that 
  2.8   would result from the proposed legislation.  The commissioner of 
  2.9   finance may require any political subdivision or the 
  2.10  commissioner of an administrative agency of the state to supply 
  2.11  in a timely manner any information determined to be necessary to 
  2.12  determine local fiscal impact.  The political subdivision, its 
  2.13  representative association, or commissioner shall convey the 
  2.14  requested information to the commissioner of finance with a 
  2.15  signed statement to the effect that the information is accurate 
  2.16  and complete to the best of its ability.  The political 
  2.17  subdivision, its representative association, or commissioner, 
  2.18  when requested, shall update its determination of local fiscal 
  2.19  impact based on actual cost or revenue figures, improved 
  2.20  estimates, or both.  Upon completion of the note, the 
  2.21  commissioner must provide a copy to the authors of the proposed 
  2.22  legislation or, for an administrative rule, to the head of the 
  2.23  relevant executive agency or department. 
  2.24     [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective July 1, 2003.