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HF 2225

1st Unofficial Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 05/01/2015 08:51am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to the state budget; appropriating money for avian influenza emergency
response activities; modifying reporting requirements for budget reserve
recommendations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.152,
subdivision 8.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.152, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Report on budget reserve percentage.

(a) The commissioner of
management and budget shall develop and annually review a methodology for evaluating
the adequacy of the budget reserve based on the volatility of Minnesota's general fund
tax structure. The review must take into consideration relevant statistical and economic
literature. After completing the review, the commissioner may revise the methodology
if necessary. The commissioner must use the methodology to annually estimate the
percentage of the current biennium's general fund nondedicated revenues recommended
as a budget reserve.

(b) By deleted text beginJanuary 15deleted text endnew text begin August 31new text end of each year, the commissioner shall report the
percentage of the current biennium's general fund nondedicated revenue that is
recommended as a budget reserve to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
deleted text beginlegislative committees with jurisdiction over the Department of Management and Budget
deleted text endnew text beginsenate Finance Committee, the house of representatives Ways and Means Committee, and
the senate and house of representatives committees on taxes
new text end. The report must also specify:

(1) whether the commissioner revised the recommendation as a result of significant
changes in the mix of general fund taxes or the base of one or more general fund taxes;

(2) whether the commissioner revised the recommendation as a result of a revision
to the methodology; and

(3) any additional appropriate information.

Sec. 2. new text beginAVIAN INFLUENZA EMERGENCY RESPONSE.
new text end

new text begin (a) $514,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2016 from the general fund to the
commissioner of agriculture for the costs of avian influenza emergency response activities
not covered by federal funding. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) $379,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2016 from the general fund to the Board
of Animal Health for the costs of avian influenza emergency response activities not
covered by federal funding. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and the appropriations are available immediately.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAVIAN INFLUENZA; FEDERAL FUNDS APPROPRIATION AND
REPORTING.
new text end

new text begin Any federal money received in fiscal years 2015 through 2017 by the commissioner
of agriculture or the Board of Animal Health to address avian influenza is appropriated in
the fiscal year when it is received. By May 8, 2015, the commissioner of management
and budget shall report the anticipated federal funds appropriated under this section and
their intended purpose to the Legislative Advisory Commission, consistent with the urgent
federal funds request procedure under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.3005, subdivision
4. By January 15, 2018, the commissioner of management and budget shall report the
actual federal funds received and appropriated under this section and their actual use
to the Legislative Advisory Commission.
new text end