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HF 2925

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 public employment; prohibiting exclusive representatives from requiring
political contributions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
179A.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [179A.065] VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) This section applies to an exclusive representative of employees whose collective
bargaining agreements are subject to approval under section 3.855.
new text end

new text begin (b) An exclusive representative may not require a contribution to a candidate, principal
campaign committee, political party, political committee, political fund, or political action
committee as a condition of membership or participation in the exclusive representative.
new text end

new text begin (c) An exclusive representative wishing to make expenditures for political purposes
must make the expenditures only from a separate political fund that is apart from any fund
or account containing money received by an exclusive representative as dues. The exclusive
representative must ensure that each contribution to the political fund is made voluntarily
and specifically to that fund. An exclusive representative may not transfer money paid as
dues to its political fund. For purposes of this section, "political purposes" means an act
done with the intent or in a way to influence or tend to influence, directly or indirectly, any
person to refrain from voting or to vote for or against any ballot question, or for or against
any candidate for public office at any caucus, political convention, primary, or election.
new text end