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HF 1048

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; abolishing the Department of Employee Relations;
transferring duties.

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

Section 1. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS ABOLISHED;
DUTIES TRANSFERRED.
new text end

new text begin (a) The Department of Employee Relations and the position of the commissioner
of employee relations are abolished as of June 30, 2008. Duties of the Department of
Employee Relations and the commissioner of employee relations are transferred on or
before June 30, 2008, to the commissioner of finance, except as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) duties relating to administration of the state employees workers' compensation
program are transferred on or before June 30, 2008, to the commissioner of administration;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) duties relating to health care purchasing improvement under Minnesota Statutes,
section 43A.312, are transferred on or before June 30, 2008, to the commissioner of health.
new text end

new text begin (b) The governor may, in consultation with the commissioner of employee
relations, the commissioner of administration, and the director of the Office of Enterprise
Technology, transfer other duties of the Department of Employee Relations to other
state agencies in order to most effectively and efficiently accomplish the reorganization
required by this act.
new text end

new text begin (c) Transfer of duties under this section is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
15.039.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin In the next and subsequent editions of Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules, the
revisor of statutes must replace references to the Department of Employee Relations
and commissioner of employee relations with references to the appropriate department
and commissioner specified in section 1.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final enactment.
new text end