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HF 160

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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A bill for an act
relating to finance; authorizing transfer of appropriations within the Help
America Vote Act account; amending Laws 2005, chapter 162, section 34,
subdivision 6.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2005, chapter 162, section 34, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Administrative costs.

$3,000,000 is appropriated from the Help America
Vote Act account to the secretary of state for the following purposes, to be available
until June 30, 2007:

(1) $1,218,000 to maintain the statewide voter registration system and to develop the
capacity to handle registration and election transactions at the polling place;

(2) $20,000 to verify voter registration data against the Department of Public Safety
driver's license and Social Security number database;

(3) $200,000 to make the statewide voter registration system available for use by
local election officials;

(4) $440,000 to assist local election officials using the statewide voter registration
system;

(5) $79,000 to develop and operate the system for matching Social Security numbers
against driver's license records;

(6) $83,000 for the state court administrator to automate the interchange of
information between the state courts and the statewide voter registration system;

(7) $200,000 to administer implementation of the Help America Vote Act and to
audit the grants to counties and municipalities under this section;

(8) $120,000 to process complaints received under Minnesota Statutes, section
200.04;

(9) $40,000 to establish the state voting systems contracts required by new
Minnesota Statutes, section 206.805, and to administer the grants to counties and
municipalities under this section;

(10) $200,000 to train local election officials on the use, maintenance, and
implementation of the new electronic voting systems purchased with the appropriations
in this section; and

(11) $400,000 to educate voters on how to vote using the new electronic voting
systems purchased with the appropriations in this section.

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.285, after written notice to the
commissioner of finance and the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the budget of the secretary of state, the
secretary of state may transfer the unencumbered balance from any appropriation in
clauses (4) and (7) to (11) to any appropriation in clauses (1) to (3).
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This act is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end