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HF 3241

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/01/2014 12:32pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to claims against the state; providing for settlement of certain claims;
authorizing certain payments by the Department of Transportation; appropriating
money.

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

Section 1. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.
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new text begin The amounts in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of corrections in fiscal year 2015 for full and final payment under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 3.738 and 3.739, of claims against the state for losses suffered while
incarcerated in a state correctional facility or for injuries suffered by and medical services
provided to persons injured while performing community service or sentence-to-service
work for correctional purposes or while incarcerated in a state correctional facility. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2015:
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new text begin (1) for sentence-to-service and community work service claims under $500 and
other claims already paid by the department, $2,359.82;
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new text begin (2) for payment to Garry Green for permanent injuries to his right hand sustained
while performing sentence to service work in Hennepin County, $7,400;
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new text begin (3) for payment to David Huff for permanent injuries to his back sustained while
performing sentence to service work in Waseca County and for medical costs incurred by
Mr. Huff, $19,686.22, and to medical providers for treatment of Mr. Huff, $9,065.24;
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new text begin (4) for payment to medical providers for treatment of Michael Livingston, who was
injured while performing sentence to service work in Meeker County, $5,608.02;
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new text begin (5) for payment to Donald Marrow for permanent injuries to his right hand sustained
while performing sentence to service work in Hennepin County, $3,300, and to medical
providers for treatment of Mr. Marrow, $5,509.28;
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new text begin (6) for payment to Jamie Patton for permanent injuries sustained to his right hand
while performing assigned duties at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault, $11,135;
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new text begin (7) for payment to Rebecca Ratzlaff for medical costs incurred as a result of a foot
injury sustained while performing sentence to service work in Hennepin County, $513.97,
and to medical providers for treatment of Ms. Ratzlaff, $15,125.33;
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new text begin (8) for payment to medical providers for treatment of Damon Russell, who was
injured while performing sentence to service work in Olmstead County, $1,840.35;
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new text begin (9) for payment to medical providers for treatment of Brian Trautman, who was
injured while performing sentence to service work in Winona County, $1,789.11.
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Sec. 2. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
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new text begin (a) The Department of Transportation is authorized to pay Cory Zeien $4,284.92
from the $10,961.02 retained by the department from contract number 440939 with M.
G. Carlson Construction Co., Inc., for construction of the Northern Pacific Railway
Depot Roof Rehabilitation in Staples, Minnesota. This payment is conditioned upon the
execution of a release by Cory Zeien, releasing the state of Minnesota from all claims for
payment for work performed under contract number 440939. The release shall be in a
form to be determined by the department, and must include an acknowledgment that Cory
Zeien is responsible for the payment of any taxes or other obligations resulting from
the $4,284.92 payment.
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new text begin (b) The Department of Transportation is authorized to notify the seven additional
individuals who were identified in the department's audit of contract number 440939
as having been underpaid. Upon execution of a release as required in paragraph (a),
the department is authorized to make a payment to each individual, from the remaining
$6,676.10 of contract retainage, prorated according to the amount each individual was
underpaid. In the event the Department of Transportation is unable to locate an individual
identified in the audit, the Department of Transportation shall file an abandoned property
report with the Department of Commerce under Minnesota Statutes, section 345.41,
together with the payment of the appropriate prorated amount under Minnesota Statutes,
section 345.43.
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new text begin (c) Because contractor M.G. Carlson Construction Co., Inc. cannot be found within
the state, the Department of Transportation may make final settlement of contract number
440939 without the certification required by Minnesota Statutes, section 270C.66.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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