Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

HF 1861

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/13/2019 04:54pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8
1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22

A bill for an act
relating to state government; prohibiting an agency from procuring supplies or
services from persons that fail to disclose as required by federal law information
relating to conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
or its neighboring countries; requiring an agency to provide notice of the prohibition
in any solicitation for supplies or services; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [16C.067] CONFLICT-FREE MINERALS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) The following terms have the meanings given them.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Conflict mineral" means a mineral or mineral derivative determined under federal
law to be financing human conflict. Conflict mineral includes columbite-tantalite (coltan),
cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or derivatives of those minerals.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Noncompliant person" means a person:
new text end

new text begin (1) who is required to disclose under federal law information relating to conflict minerals
that originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighboring countries; and
new text end

new text begin (2) for whom the disclosure is not filed, is considered under federal law to be an unreliable
determination, or contains false information.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin No commissioner may knowingly procure supplies or services
from a noncompliant person.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Notice. new text end

new text begin In any solicitation for supplies or services, a commissioner shall provide
notice of the requirements of this section.
new text end