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HF 3291

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/22/2018 04:14pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; authorizing statewide cessation services to help Minnesotans
quit using tobacco products; establishing a tobacco cessation account in the special
revenue fund; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section
16A.98, subdivision 12; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 144.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16A.98, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Tobacco settlement recovery account.

(a) The authority shall establish the
tobacco settlement recovery account, which shall consist of three subaccounts: (1) the
general tobacco subaccount, (2) the tobacco settlement revenues subaccount, and (3) the
tobacco settlement residual subaccount. The authority shall deposit all moneys paid pursuant
to the settlement agreement, and any other moneys as provided by law into the several
subaccounts of the tobacco settlement recovery account. Money shall be deposited into the
tobacco settlement revenues subaccount and the tobacco settlement residual subaccount as
provided by the terms of this section, including any agreement between the state and the
authority implementing the same. All other moneys available to be deposited into the tobacco
settlement recovery account shall be deposited into the general tobacco subaccount. An
investment made from moneys credited to a specific subaccount constitutes part of that
subaccount and such subaccount shall be credited with all income from the investment of
such moneys. The commissioner may invest the moneys in the several subaccounts of the
tobacco settlement recovery account in the same manner, in the same types of investments,
and subject to the same limitations provided in section 11A.24. Notwithstanding the
foregoing, to the extent necessary to preserve the tax-exempt status of any bonds issued
pursuant to this section, the interest on which is intended to be excludable from the gross
income of the owners for federal income tax purposes, moneys on deposit in the tobacco
settlement revenues subaccount and the tobacco settlement residual subaccount, may be
invested in obligations the interest upon which is tax exempt under the provisions of Section
103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now or hereafter amended, or any successor
code or provision.

(b) new text beginOf the new text endmoneys on deposit in the tobacco settlement residual subaccountnew text begin, $....... shall
be annually transferred to the commissioner for deposit in the tobacco cessation account
established under section 144.397 in the special revenue fund, and the remainder of the
money
new text end shall be transferred to the commissioner for deposit in the general fund.

(c) The amounts deposited into the tobacco settlement bond proceeds fund from the
general tobacco subaccount and interest thereon are appropriated to the commissioner for
payment of working capital, debt service on outstanding obligations of the general fund,
the funding of debt service reserves for the bonds, each as permitted by state and federal
law, nonsalary expenses incurred in conjunction with the sale of the bonds and to supplement
the tobacco settlement residual subaccount to pay for appropriated obligations of the tobacco
settlement recovery account for state fiscal years 2012 and 2013. The commissioner may
transfer the amounts available to reduce debt service on outstanding obligations of the
general fund to the state bond fund under section 16A.641.

Sec. 2.

new text begin [144.397] STATEWIDE TOBACCO CESSATION SERVICES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Requirements for services. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of health shall
administer, or contract for the administration of, statewide tobacco cessation services to
assist Minnesotans who are seeking advice or services to help them quit using tobacco
products. The commissioner shall establish statewide public awareness activities to inform
the public of the availability of the services and encourage the public to utilize the services
because of the dangers and harm of tobacco use and dependence.
new text end

new text begin (b) Services to be provided may include, but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) telephone-based coaching and counseling;
new text end

new text begin (2) referrals;
new text end

new text begin (3) written materials mailed upon request;
new text end

new text begin (4) Web-based texting or e-mail services; and
new text end

new text begin (5) free Food and Drug Administration-approved tobacco cessation medications.
new text end

new text begin (c) Services provided must be consistent with evidence-based best practices in tobacco
cessation services. Services provided must be coordinated with employer, health plan
company, and private sector tobacco prevention and cessation services that may be available
to individuals depending on their employment or health coverage.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Tobacco cessation account. new text end

new text begin A tobacco cessation account is established in the
special revenue fund in the state treasury. Money in the account is annually appropriated
to the commissioner of health for statewide tobacco cessation services under subdivision
1.
new text end