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HF 2247

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

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; establishing procedures and restrictions relating to
hiring outside attorneys; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 8.065.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 8.065, is amended to read:


8.065 PRIVATE ATTORNEY CONTRACTS.

new text begin (a) new text endThe attorney general may not enter into a contract for legal services in which
the fees and expenses paid by the state exceed, or can reasonably be expected to
exceed, $1,000,000 unless the attorney general first submits the proposed contract to
the deleted text beginLegislative Advisory Commission, and waits at least 20 days to receive a possible
recommendation from the commission
deleted text endnew text begin senate Finance Committee and the house Ways and
Means Committee and both committees approve the contract
new text end.

new text begin (b) The attorney general may not enter into a contract for legal services that involves
the payment of contingent fees.
new text end

new text begin (c) The attorney general may not enter into a contract for legal services in which
the fees and expenses paid by the state exceed, or can reasonably be expected to exceed,
$100,000 unless the attorney general first makes reasonable efforts to publicize the
availability of the contract.
new text end

new text begin (d) When entering into a contract for legal services, the attorney general must award
the contract to the attorney or firm that submits the most competitive proposal to provide
the services, considering the cost, qualifications and experience of the attorney or firm,
and other relevant factors the attorney general identifies.
new text end

new text begin (e) The attorney general must maintain a list, available to the public, of all contracts
for legal services. The list must include the name of the contractor, the fees to be paid
under the contracts, and the terms of the contract. The attorney general must also make
available to the public the text of all contracts for legal services.
new text end