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HF 2924

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2018 10:29am

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; requiring proposed changes to state employee group
insurance to be submitted separately to the Legislative Coordinating Commission;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 3.855, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 3.855, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

State employee negotiations.

(a) The commissioner of management and budget
shall regularly advise the commission on the progress of collective bargaining activities
with state employees under the state Public Employment Labor Relations Act. During
negotiations, the commission may make recommendations to the commissioner as it deems
appropriate but no recommendation shall impose any obligation or grant any right or privilege
to the parties.

(b) The commissioner shall submit to the chair of the commission any negotiated
collective bargaining agreements, arbitration awards, compensation plans, or salaries for
legislative approval or disapproval. Negotiated agreements shall be submitted within five
days of the date of approval by the commissioner or the date of approval by the affected
state employees, whichever occurs later. Arbitration awards shall be submitted within five
days of their receipt by the commissioner. If the commission disapproves a collective
bargaining agreement, award, compensation plan, or salary, the commission shall specify
in writing to the parties those portions with which it disagrees and its reasons. If the
commission approves a collective bargaining agreement, award, compensation plan, or
salary, it shall submit the matter to the legislature to be accepted or rejected under this
section.

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall submit to the chair of the commission any negotiated or
otherwise proposed changes affecting the provision of insurance to state employees, including
any changes to coverage and costs. Any changes must be submitted to the commission
within five days of approval of the commissioner. If the commission disapproves changes
to state employee insurance, the commission shall specify in writing to the commissioner
those portions with which it disagrees and its reasons. The commissioner must not submit
to the commission any collective bargaining agreement or compensation plan that includes
any changes to state employee insurance previously disapproved by the commission.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end When the legislature is not in session, the commission may give interim approval
to a negotiated collective bargaining agreement, salary, compensation plan, or arbitration
award. When the legislature is not in session, failure of the commission to disapprove a
collective bargaining agreement or arbitration award within 30 days constitutes approval.
The commission shall submit the negotiated collective bargaining agreements, salaries,
compensation plans, or arbitration awards for which it has provided approval to the entire
legislature for ratification at a special legislative session called to consider them or at its
next regular legislative session as provided in this section. Approval or disapproval by the
commission is not binding on the legislature.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end When the legislature is not in session, the proposed collective bargaining
agreement, arbitration decision, salary, or compensation plan must be implemented upon
its approval by the commission, and state employees covered by the proposed agreement
or arbitration decision do not have the right to strike while the interim approval is in effect.
Wages and economic fringe benefit increases provided for in the agreement or arbitration
decision paid in accordance with the interim approval by the commission are not affected,
but the wages or benefit increases must cease to be paid or provided effective upon the
rejection of the agreement, arbitration decision, salary, or compensation plan, or upon
adjournment of the legislature without acting on it.