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HF 1906

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/13/2012 09:31am

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; providing that legislators do not receive
compensation during a period of government shutdown;proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15A.

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

Section 1.

[15A.23] NO COMPENSATION DURING GOVERNMENT
SHUTDOWN.

(a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a legislator must not receive salary,
per diem, or an employer contribution for insurance premiums during a period of a state
government shutdown. For purposes of this section, "state government shutdown" means
a period after July 1 of an odd-numbered year in which certain government agencies and
programs are not operating because one or more of the bills enacting appropriations in the
following areas for the period beginning July 1 of that year have not been enacted: E-12
education; agriculture; environment and natural resources; health and human services;
state government; jobs and economic development; transportation; judiciary; public
safety; and aids to local government.

(b) For legislators to receive compensation, this section does not require bills to be
organized in the manner specified in this section, provided that appropriations are enacted
covering all of the topics listed in paragraph (a). For legislators to receive compensation,
this section does not require funding for any particular agency or program, provided that a
bill has been enacted covering the general subject areas specified in paragraph (a).

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