relating to state government; appropriating money or making reductions to
certain state government programs or activities; changing provisions for expenses
of governor-elect, disposal of old state-owned buildings, public access to
parking spaces, fleet management, constitutional officer salary, use of governor's
residence, and lease purchase agreements; providing for operation of a state
recycling center and a state Webmaster for state Web sites; providing for Web
access to appropriations information; requiring two-sided printing for state use;
requiring standards to enhance public access to state electronic data; providing a
discount on health or fitness club for state employees group insurance program;
creating a commission to reengineer delivery of government services; transfers
of federal money to Help America Vote Act account; modifying provisions for
tax return preparers; requiring a report; requesting proposals for enhancing
the state's tax collection process and revenues;amending Minnesota Statutes
2008, sections 4.51; 16B.04, subdivision 2; 16B.24, subdivision 3; 16B.27,
subdivisions 1, 6; 16B.48, subdivision 2; 16E.04, subdivision 2; 16E.05, by
adding a subdivision; 79.34, subdivision 1; 115A.15, subdivision 6; 471.6175,
subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, sections 16A.82; 16E.02,
subdivision 1; 270C.145; 289A.08, subdivision 16; Laws 2009, chapter 101,
article 1, section 31; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 10; 15B; 16A; 16B; 43A.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
1.24STATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS
1.26The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are added to or, if
1.27shown in parentheses, subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 2009, chapter 101,
1.28article 1, to the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations
1.29are from the general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years
1.30indicated for each purpose. The figures "2010" and "2011" used in this article mean
2.1that the addition to or subtraction from the appropriation listed under them is available
2.2for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, or June 30, 2011, respectively. Supplemental
2.3appropriations and reductions to appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010,
2.4are effective the day following final enactment.
|Section 1. APPROPRIATIONS.
||Available for the Year
||Ending June 30
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
|Appropriations by Fund
|Health Care Access
2.16The base budget for the Senate is $21,824,000
2.17in fiscal year 2012 and $21,824,000 in fiscal
2.20The following amounts are canceled to the
2.21general fund from the accounts established
2.22under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.281.
2.23These are onetime transfers.
2.24$395,000 in fiscal year 2010 and $299,000
2.25in fiscal year 2011 is canceled to the general
2.26fund from the house of representatives
2.28During the biennium ending June 30, 2011,
2.29any revenues received by the house of
2.30representatives from voluntary donations
2.31to support broadcast or print media are
2.32appropriated to the house of representatives.
|Subd. 3.House of Representatives
|Subd. 4.Legislative Coordinating Commission
3.4The following amount is canceled to the
3.5general fund from the accounts established
3.6under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.281.
3.7This is a onetime transfer.
3.8$154,000 in fiscal year 2011 is canceled
3.9to the general fund from the carryforward
3.10accounts in the Legislative Coordinating
3.12The Legislative Coordinating Commission
3.13must issue a request for proposals for
3.14a contract under which the commission
3.15would purchase business intelligence and
3.16information analytics software as a tool to
3.17improve legislative oversight. By December
3.1815, 2010, the commission must enter into a
3.19contract to purchase this software.
|Reductions by Fund
|Health Care Access
3.22$10,000 in fiscal year 2010 and $85,000
3.23in fiscal year 2011 are transferred from
3.24the interagency agreements account in the
3.25special revenue fund to the general fund.
3.26These are onetime transfers.
3.27$30,000 of the amount appropriated to the
3.28Office of the Governor for the fiscal year
3.29ending June 30, 2011, is transferred to the
3.30"Support Our Troops" account.
|Sec. 3. GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT
|Sec. 4. STATE AUDITOR
|Sec. 5. ATTORNEY GENERAL
|Sec. 6. SECRETARY OF STATE
4.4The base budget for the Campaign Finance
4.5and Public Disclosure Board is $726,000 in
4.6fiscal year 2012 and $726,000 in fiscal year
|Sec. 7. CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC
|Sec. 8. INVESTMENT BOARD
4.11These reductions are from the enterprise
4.12planning and management program.
|Sec. 9. OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE
|Sec. 10. ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
4.15(a) These reductions are from the government
4.16and citizens services program. $8,000 of
4.17the reductions in fiscal year 2011 is
4.18from the transfer to the commissioner
4.19of human services for a grant to the
4.20Council of Developmental Disabilities. The
4.21appropriation for this grant shall be included
4.22in the base budget for the commissioner of
4.23human services for the biennium beginning
4.24July 1, 2011, and is reduced by $8,000 each
4.25year of the biennium.
4.26(b) $209,000 in fiscal year 2010 is transferred
4.27from the central stores fund to the general
4.28fund. This is a onetime transfer.
4.29(c) The balance in the commuter van program
4.30account in the special revenue fund shall be
5.1transferred to the general fund on or before
5.2June 30, 2010. This is a onetime transfer.
5.3(d) The balance in the archaeology burial
5.4account of the special revenue fund shall be
5.5transferred to the general fund on or before
5.6June 30, 2010. This is a onetime transfer.
5.7(e) $1,492 in fiscal year 2010 is transferred
5.8from the utility rebates account in the special
5.9revenue fund to the general fund. This is a
|Sec. 11. ADMINISTRATION
|Sec. 12. CAPITOL AREA
ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING
5.15(a) $300 in fiscal year 2010 and $300 in
5.16fiscal year 2011 are transferred from the
5.17combined charities administration account in
5.18the special revenue fund to the general fund.
5.19These are onetime transfers.
5.20(b) $8,700 in fiscal year 2010 and $10,700
5.21in fiscal year 2011 are transferred from the
5.22information systems division account in the
5.23special revenue fund to the general fund.
5.24These are onetime transfers.
|Sec. 13. MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
|Appropriations by Fund
|Health Care Access
|Subd. 2.Tax System Management
6.3(a) $4,857,000 is for additional activities
6.4to identify and collect tax liabilities from
6.5individuals and business that currently do not
6.6pay all taxes owed. This initiative is expected
6.7to result in new general fund revenues of
6.8$13,065,000 for fiscal year 2011.
6.9(b) The department must report to the chairs
6.10of the house of representative Ways and
6.11Means and senate Finance Committees by
6.12March 15, 2011, and January 15, 2012, on
6.13the following performance indicators:
6.14(1) the number of corporations noncompliant
6.15with the corporate tax system each year and
6.16the percentage and dollar amounts of valid
6.17tax liabilities collected;
6.18(2) the number of businesses noncompliant
6.19with the sales and use tax system and the
6.20percentage and dollar amount of the valid tax
6.21liabilities collected; and
6.22(3) the number of individual noncompliant
6.23cases resolved and the percentage and dollar
6.24amount of valid tax liabilities collected.
6.25(c) The reports must also identify base-level
6.26expenditures and staff positions related to
6.27compliance and audit activities, including
6.28baseline information as of January 1, 2009.
6.29The information must be provided at the
6.30budget activity level.
|Appropriations by Fund
|Health Care Access
6.32$1,870,000 is for additional activities to
6.33identify and collect tax liabilities from
6.34individuals and businesses that currently
7.1do not pay all taxes owed. This initiative
7.2is expected to result in new general fund
7.3revenues of $13,800,000 for fiscal year 2011.
|Subd. 3.Debt Collection Management
7.5$51,000 in fiscal year 2010 and $88,000
7.6in fiscal year 2011 are transferred from
7.7the lawful gambling account in the special
7.8revenue fund to the general fund. These are
|Sec. 15. GAMBLING CONTROL
7.11$19,000 in fiscal year 2010 and $29,000 in
7.12fiscal year 2011 are transferred from the
7.13racing and card playing regulation accounts
7.14in the special revenue fund to the general
7.15fund. These are onetime transfers.
|Sec. 16. RACING COMMISSION
7.18This reduction is from the appropriation for
7.19potential state matching requirements under
7.20the American Reinvestment and Recovery
7.21Act of 2009.
|Sec. 17. GENERAL CONTINGENT
Sec. 18. Laws 2009, chapter 101, article 1, section 31, is amended to read:
Sec. 31. PROBLEM GAMBLING APPROPRIATION.
$225,000 in fiscal year 2010 and
in fiscal year 2011 are
appropriated from the lottery prize fund to the Gambling Control Board for a grant to the
state affiliate recognized by the National Council on Problem Gambling. The affiliate
must provide services to increase public awareness of problem gambling, education
and training for individuals and organizations providing effective treatment services to
problem gamblers and their families, and research relating to problem gambling. These
services must be complimentary to and not duplicative of the services provided through
the problem gambling program administered by the commissioner of human services. Of
this appropriation, $50,000 in fiscal year 2010
and $50,000 in fiscal year 2011 are is
contingent on the contribution of nonstate matching funds. Matching funds may be either
cash or qualifying in-kind contributions. The commissioner of finance may disburse the
state portion of the matching funds in increments of $25,000 upon receipt of a commitment
for an equal amount of matching nonstate funds. These are onetime appropriations.
Sec. 19. ADDITIONAL OPERATING BUDGET REDUCTIONS.
8.6By July 30, 2010, the commissioner of management and budget must allocate
8.7a reduction of $2,630,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, to the operating
8.8budgets of executive branch state agencies, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
8.916A.011, subdivision 12a. To the extent possible, this reduction must be achieved through
8.10estimated savings in expenditures for space, out-of-state travel, fleet management,
8.11energy usage in state buildings, including a move to daytime cleaning contracts for
8.12professional or technical services, and through increased employee telecommuting, and
8.13through consolidation of information technology functions, or through other operational
8.14efficiencies. If expenditure reductions are achieved in dedicated funds other than those
8.15established in the state constitution or protected by federal law, the commissioner of
8.16management and budget may transfer the amount of the savings to the general fund.
8.17Executive branch state agencies must cooperate with the commissioner of management
8.18and budget in developing and implementing these reductions. Any amount of the
8.19reduction that cannot be achieved through savings in the expenditure types described
8.20in this section must be allocated to executive state agency operating budgets by the
8.21commissioner. Reductions in fiscal year 2011 must cancel to the general fund and shall
8.22be reflected as reductions in agency base budgets for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. The
8.23commissioner of management and budget must report to the chairs and ranking minority
8.24members of the senate Finance Committee and the house of representatives Ways and
8.25Means and Finance Committees regarding the amount of reductions in spending by each
8.26agency under this section.
8.28STATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 4.51, is amended to read:
8.304.51 EXPENSES OF GOVERNOR-ELECT.
8.31 Subdivision 1. Definitions.
This section applies after a state general election
8.32 in which a person who is not the current governor is elected to take office as the next
8.33 governor. The commissioner of administration must request a transfer from the general
9.1 fund contingent account of an amount equal to 1.5 percent of the amount appropriated
9.2 for operation of the Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor for the current
9.3 fiscal year. This request is subject to the review and advice of the Legislative Advisory
9.4 Commission pursuant to section
3.30 . If the transfer is approved, the commissioner of
9.5 administration must make this amount available to the governor-elect before he or she
9.6 takes office. The commissioner must provide office space for the governor-elect and for
9.7 any employees the governor-elect hires. (a) "Governor-elect" means the person who is
9.8not currently governor and is the apparent successful candidate for the office of governor
9.9following a general election.
9.10(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Management
9.12 Subd. 2. Transition expenses. In the fiscal year of a gubernatorial election and
9.13subject to availability of funds, the commissioner shall transfer up to $162,000 from the
9.14general contingent account in the general fund to the Department of Management and
9.15Budget. This transfer is subject to the review and advice of the Legislative Advisory
9.16Commission pursuant to section 3.30. In consultation with the governor-elect, the
9.17commissioner shall use the transferred funds to pay expenses of the governor-elect
9.18associated with preparing for the assumption of official duties as governor. The
9.19commissioner may use the transferred funds for expenses necessary and prudent for
9.20establishment of a transition office prior to the election and for dissolution of the office if
9.21the incumbent governor is reelected or after the inauguration of a new governor. Expenses
9.22of the governor-elect may include suitable office space and equipment, communications
9.23and technology support, consulting services, compensation and travel costs, and other
9.24reasonable expenses. Compensation rates for temporary employees hired to support the
9.25governor-elect and rates paid for consulting services for the governor-elect shall be
9.26determined by the governor-elect.
9.27 Subd. 3. Unused funds. No new obligations shall be incurred for expenses of
9.28the governor-elect after the date of the inauguration. By March 31 of the year of the
9.29inauguration, the commissioner shall return to the general contingent account any funds
9.30transferred under this section that the commissioner determines are not needed to pay
9.31expenses of the governor-elect.
Sec. 2. [10.61] TWO-SIDED PRINTING.
9.33A printer operated by an entity in the state executive, legislative, or judicial branch
9.34must be configured so that the default print option is for two-sided printing if it is feasible
9.35to set two-sided printing as the default.
Sec. 3. [15B.055] PUBLIC ACCESS TO PARKING SPACES.
10.2To provide the public with greater access to legislative proceedings, all parking
10.3space on Aurora Avenue in front of the Capitol building must be reserved for the public.
10.4Revenue derived from public parking in these spaces must be deposited in the general fund.
Sec. 4. [16A.0561] MAPPED DATA ON EXPENDITURES.
10.6Data on expenditure of money from the bond proceeds fund, the environmental and
10.7natural resources trust fund, the outdoor heritage fund, the clean water fund, the parks
10.8and trails fund, and the arts and cultural heritage fund must be made available on the Web
10.9in a manner that allows the public to obtain information about a project receiving an
10.10appropriation by clicking on a map. To the extent feasible, the map must include or link to
10.11information about each project, including but not limited to, the location, the name of the
10.12entity receiving the appropriation, the source of the appropriation, the amount of money
10.13received, and a general statement of the purpose of the appropriation. The Legislative
10.14Coordinating Commission, the commissioner of administration, and the commissioner
10.15of management and budget must collaborate to ensure compliance with this section in a
10.16manner that provides data cost-effectively in a way that is easy for the public to use. The
10.17commissioner of management and budget must determine the cost for the commissioner
10.18and entities collaborating with the commissioner to comply with this section, and to
10.19the extent feasible, must assess each fund subject to this section a proportional share of
10.20the total cost. The amount necessary to pay the amount assessed by the commissioner
10.21is appropriated from each fund to the commissioner for purposes of this section. The
10.22commissioner may transfer a portion of these appropriations to entities collaborating
10.23with the commissioner under this section.
10.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2011.
Sec. 5. [16A.1287] SYSTEM NAME.
10.26Notwithstanding the requirement of section 10.49 that laws not be named for
10.27living people, the statewide accounting and procurement system must be known as the
10.28Knowledge, Accountability, and Honest Numbers (KAHN) system.
10.29EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
10.30and must be implemented swiftly.
Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 16A.82, is amended to read:
10.3216A.82 TECHNOLOGY LEASE-PURCHASE APPROPRIATION.
$3,548,000 in fiscal year 2010; $3,546,000 in fiscal year 2011; and $10,054,000 in
11.2 each fiscal year 2012 through 2019 The following amounts
are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner to make payments under a lease-purchase agreement
as defined in section
for replacement of the state's accounting and procurement
systems, provided that the state is not obligated to continue such appropriation of funds or
to make lease payments in any future fiscal year.
11.17Of these appropriations, up to $2,000 per year may be used to pay the annual trustee
11.18fees for the lease-purchase agreements authorized in this section and section 270C.145.
||Fiscal year 2010
||Fiscal year 2011
||Fiscal year 2012
||Fiscal year 2013
||Fiscal year 2014
||Fiscal year 2015
||Fiscal year 2016
||Fiscal year 2017
||Fiscal year 2018
||Fiscal year 2019
Any unexpended portions of this appropriation cancel to the general fund at the close of
each biennium. This section expires June 30,
11.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16B.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Powers and duties, generally.
Subject to other provisions of this chapter,
the commissioner is authorized to:
(1) supervise, control, review, and approve all state contracts and purchasing;
(2) provide agencies with supplies and equipment and operate all central store or
supply rooms serving more than one agency;
(3) investigate and study the management and organization of agencies, and
reorganize them when necessary to ensure their effective and efficient operation;
(4) manage and control state property, real and personal;
(5) maintain and operate all state buildings, as described in section
(6) supervise, control, review, and approve all capital improvements to state
buildings and the capitol building and grounds;
(7) provide central duplicating, printing, and mail facilities;
(8) oversee publication of official documents and provide for their sale;
(9) manage and operate parking facilities for state employees and a central motor
pool for travel on state business;
(10) provide rental space within the capitol complex for a private day care center for
children of state employees. The commissioner shall contract for services as provided
in this chapter;
(11) settle state employee workers' compensation claims
12.7(12) operate a state recycling center.
12.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2010.
Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16B.24, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Disposal of old buildings. (a) Upon request from the head of an agency
12.11with control of a state-owned building with an estimated market value of less than
12.12$50,000, as determined by the commissioner, the commissioner may sell, demolish, or
12.13otherwise dispose of the building if the commissioner determines that the building is no
12.14longer used or is a fire or safety hazard.
The commissioner, (b)
Upon request of the head of an agency
which has with
of a state-owned building
which is no longer used or which is a fire or safety hazard, shall,
12.17with an estimated market value of $50,000 or more, as determined by the commissioner,
12.18the commissioner may sell, demolish, or otherwise dispose of the building
12.19determining that the building is no longer used or is a fire or safety hazard and
approval of the chairs of the senate Finance Committee and house of representatives Ways
and Means Committee
, sell, wreck, or otherwise dispose of the building
In the event a sale is made under this subdivision,
the proceeds shall be deposited
or in the general fund from which the appropriation to acquire the
12.24building was made, in the general fund or as otherwise provided under state law
Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16B.27, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Use.
The governor's residence
be used for official
ceremonial functions of the state, and to provide suitable living quarters for the governor
of the state. If the commissioner determines that the costs of using the residence building
12.29for ceremonial functions and for living quarters for the governor outweigh the benefits, the
12.30commissioner must temporarily close the governor's residence. If the commissioner closes
12.31the residence, the commissioner must provide a minimal level of maintenance to ensure
12.32there is no deterioration to the property.
Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16B.27, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
Subd. 6. Use by nonstate entities. If the governor is not using the residence
13.2for living quarters, the commissioner is encouraged to make the residence available to
13.3nonstate entities, at a rate commensurate with the market rate for use of similar space.
nonstate entity using the governor's residence must pay the state the rate determined by
13.5the commissioner. The rate must at least compensate the state
for all direct and indirect
costs associated with use of the facility.
Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16B.48, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Purpose of funds.
Money in the state treasury credited to the general
services revolving fund and money that is deposited in the fund is appropriated annually to
the commissioner for the following purposes:
(1) to operate a central store and equipment service;
(2) to operate the central mailing service, including purchasing postage and related
items and refunding postage deposits;
(3) to operate a documents service as prescribed by section
(4) to provide services for the maintenance, operation, and upkeep of buildings and
grounds managed by the commissioner of administration;
(5) to operate a materials handling service, including interagency mail and product
delivery, solid waste removal, courier service, equipment rental, and vehicle and
(6) to provide analytical, statistical, and organizational development services to
state agencies, local units of government, metropolitan and regional agencies, and school
(7) to operate a records center and provide micrographics products and services;
(8) to perform services for any other agency. Money may be expended for this
purpose only when directed by the governor. The agency receiving the services shall
reimburse the fund for their cost, and the commissioner shall make the appropriate
transfers when requested. The term "services" as used in this clause means compensation
paid officers and employees of the state government; supplies, materials, equipment,
and other articles and things used by or furnished to an agency; and utility services and
other services for the maintenance, operation, and upkeep of buildings and offices of
the state government
13.32(9) to operate a state recycling center.
13.33EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2010.
Sec. 12. [16B.535] FLEET MANAGEMENT; CONSOLIDATION.
14.1(a) The Department of Administration shall ensure optimum efficiency and economy
14.2in the fleet management activities of all state agencies. The department must:
14.3(1) maintain a current fleet management inventory and maintenance cost accounting
14.4system that includes all state-owned or leased motor vehicles;
14.5(2) develop uniform state policies and guidelines for vehicle acquisition,
14.6replacement, use, fuel, maintenance, and recording of operational and other costs; and
14.7(3) study the cost-effectiveness of consolidating or privatizing the state vehicle fleet
14.8or sections of the state vehicle fleet, including documenting the current status of fleet
14.9consolidation or privatization and assessing the cost-effectiveness of further consolidation
14.10or privatization of the state vehicle fleet.
14.11(b) When requested by the governor or the legislature, the department must submit
14.12information detailing the costs associated with fleet operations based upon a statewide
14.13uniform cost accounting system.
14.14(c) State agencies authorized by the Department of Administration may operate
14.15a vehicle fleet management program. Each such agency shall assign a fleet manager
14.16who shall operate the agency's fleet program in accordance with policies and guidelines
14.17established by the Department of Administration.
14.18(d) Each fleet manager must review the use of state-owned or leased vehicles within
14.19their agency at least annually to determine whether vehicle utilization meets best practices
14.20criteria as determined by the Department of Administration.
Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 16E.02, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Office management and structure.
(a) The chief information officer
is appointed by the governor. The chief information officer serves in the unclassified
service at the pleasure of the governor. The chief information officer must have experience
leading enterprise-level information technology organizations. The chief information
officer is the state's chief information officer and information and telecommunications
technology advisor to the governor.
(b) The chief information officer may appoint other employees of the office.
The staff of the office must include individuals knowledgeable in information and
telecommunications technology systems and services and individuals with specialized
training in information security and accessibility.
14.33(c) The chief information officer shall appoint a Webmaster responsible for the
14.34supervision and development of state Web sites under the control of the office including,
14.35but not limited to, Web sites maintained under section 16E.07. The Webmaster shall
15.1ensure that these Web sites are maintained in an easily accessible format that is consistent
15.2throughout state government and are consistent with the accessibility standards developed
15.3under section 16E.03, subdivision 9. The Webmaster shall provide assistance and
15.4guidance consistent with the requirements of this paragraph to other state agencies for the
15.5maintenance of other Web sites not under the direct control of the office.
Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16E.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Responsibilities.
(a) In addition to other activities prescribed by law, the
office shall carry out the duties set out in this subdivision.
(b) The office shall develop and establish a state information architecture to ensure:
that state agency development and purchase of information and communications
systems, equipment, and services is designed to ensure that individual agency information
systems complement and do not needlessly duplicate or conflict with the systems of other
15.14(2) enhanced public access to data can be provided consistent with standards
15.15developed under section 16E.05, subdivision 4
When state agencies have need for the same or similar public data, the chief information
officer, in coordination with the affected agencies, shall manage the most efficient and
cost-effective method of producing and storing data for or sharing data between those
agencies. The development of this information architecture must include the establishment
of standards and guidelines to be followed by state agencies. The office shall ensure
compliance with the architecture.
(c) The office shall assist state agencies in the planning and management of
information systems so that an individual information system reflects and supports the
state agency's mission and the state's requirements and functions. The office shall review
and approve agency technology plans to ensure consistency with enterprise information
and telecommunications technology strategy. By January 15 of each year, the chief
information officer must report to the chairs and the ranking minority members of
the legislative committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the office regarding the
assistance provided under this paragraph. The report must include a listing of agencies
that have developed or are developing plans under this paragraph.
(d) The office shall review and approve agency requests for funding for the
development or purchase of information systems equipment or software before the
requests may be included in the governor's budget.
(e) The office shall review major purchases of information systems equipment to:
(1) ensure that the equipment follows the standards and guidelines of the state
(2) ensure the agency's proposed purchase reflects a cost-effective policy regarding
volume purchasing; and
(3) ensure that the equipment is consistent with other systems in other state agencies
so that data can be shared among agencies, unless the office determines that the agency
purchasing the equipment has special needs justifying the inconsistency.
(f) The office shall review the operation of information systems by state agencies
and ensure that these systems are operated efficiently and securely and continually meet
the standards and guidelines established by the office. The standards and guidelines must
emphasize uniformity that is cost-effective for the enterprise, that encourages information
interchange, open systems environments, and portability of information whenever
practicable and consistent with an agency's authority and chapter 13.
(g) The office shall conduct a comprehensive review at least every three years of
the information systems investments that have been made by state agencies and higher
education institutions. The review must include recommendations on any information
systems applications that could be provided in a more cost-beneficial manner by an outside
source. The office must report the results of its review to the legislature and the governor.
Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16E.05, is amended by adding a subdivision
16.21 Subd. 4. Standards for transparency. The chief information officer shall develop
16.22standards to enhance public access to electronic data maintained by state government,
16.23consistent with the requirements of chapter 13. The standards must ensure that:
16.24(1) the state information architecture facilitates public access to agency data;
16.25(2) publicly available data is managed using an approved state metadata model; and
16.26(3) all geospatial data conform to an approved state geocode model.
Sec. 16. [43A.265] MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS.
16.28The state employee group insurance program must offer a discount on admission to
16.29or memberships in gyms, health or fitness clubs, or similar facilities to employees who
16.30attend and use these facilities under conditions specified by the program.
16.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2011.
Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 79.34, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Conditions requiring membership.
The nonprofit association
known as the Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Association may be incorporated under
chapter 317A with all the powers of a corporation formed under that chapter, except that
if the provisions of that chapter are inconsistent with sections
govern. Each insurer as defined by section
79.01, subdivision 2
, shall, as
a condition of its authority to transact workers' compensation insurance in this state, be
a member of the reinsurance association and is bound by the plan of operation of the
reinsurance association; provided, that all affiliated insurers within a holding company
system as defined in chapter 60D are considered a single entity for purposes of the exercise
of all rights and duties of membership in the reinsurance association. Each self-insurer
approved under section
and each political subdivision that self-insures shall, as a
condition of its authority to self-insure workers' compensation liability in this state, be a
member of the reinsurance association and is bound by its plan of operation; provided that:
(1) all affiliated companies within a holding company system, as determined by
the commissioner of labor and industry in a manner consistent with the standards and
definitions in chapter 60D, are considered a single entity for purposes of the exercise of all
rights and duties of membership in the reinsurance association; and
(2) all group self-insurers granted authority to self-insure pursuant to section
are considered single entities for purposes of the exercise of all the rights and
duties of membership in the reinsurance association. As a condition of its authority to
self-insure workers' compensation liability, and for losses incurred after December 31,
1983, the state is a member of the reinsurance association and is bound by its plan of
operation. The commissioner of
management and budget administration
the state in the exercise of all the rights and duties of membership in the reinsurance
association. The amounts necessary to pay the state's premiums required for coverage by
the Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Association are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of
management and budget administration
. The University
of Minnesota shall pay its portion of workers' compensation reinsurance premiums
directly to the Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Association. For the purposes of
this section, "state" means the administrative branch of state government, the legislative
branch, the judicial branch, the University of Minnesota, and any other entity whose
workers' compensation liability is paid from the state revolving fund. The commissioner
of management and budget may calculate, prorate, and charge a department or agency
the portion of premiums paid to the reinsurance association for employees who are
paid wholly or in part by federal funds, dedicated funds, or special revenue funds. The
reinsurance association is not a state agency. Actions of the reinsurance association and its
board of directors and actions of the commissioner of labor and industry with respect to
the reinsurance association are not subject to chapters 13 and 15. All property owned by
the association is exempt from taxation. The reinsurance association is not obligated to
make any payments or pay any assessments to any funds or pools established pursuant to
this chapter or chapter 176 or any other law.
18.6EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 115A.15, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
Subd. 6. Use of funds.
funds appropriated by the state for the resource recovery
18.9 program, all
revenues resulting from the sale of recyclable and reusable commodities made
available for sale as a result of the resource recovery program
, and all reimbursements
18.11 to the commissioner of expenses incurred by the commissioner in developing and
18.12 administering resource recovery systems for state agencies, governmental units, and
18.13 nonprofit organizations must be deposited in the general fund. The commissioner shall
18.14 determine the waste disposal cost savings associated with recycling and reuse activities.
18.15will be used by the service provider to offset the cost of the recycling.
18.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2010.
Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 270C.145, is amended to read:
18.18270C.145 TECHNOLOGY LEASE-PURCHASE APPROPRIATION.
$855,000 in fiscal year 2010; $853,000 in fiscal year 2011; and $2,519,000 in each
18.20 fiscal year 2012 through 2019 is The following amounts are
appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner to make payments under a lease-purchase agreement as defined
for completing the purchase and development of an integrated tax
software package; provided that the state is not obligated to continue the appropriation of
funds or to make lease payments in any future fiscal year.
||Fiscal year 2010
||Fiscal year 2011
||Fiscal year 2012
||Fiscal year 2013
||Fiscal year 2014
||Fiscal year 2015
||Fiscal year 2016
||Fiscal year 2017
||Fiscal year 2018
||Fiscal year 2019
Any unexpended portions of this appropriation cancel to the general fund at the
close of each biennium. This section expires June 30, 2019.
19.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 289A.08, subdivision 16,
is amended to read:
Subd. 16. Tax refund or return preparers; electronic filing; paper filing fee
(a) A "tax refund or return preparer," as defined in section
, paragraph (f), who
prepared is a tax return preparer for purposes of section 6011(e)
19.9of the Internal Revenue Code, and who reasonably expects to prepare
Minnesota individual income tax returns for the prior calendar year must file all
Minnesota individual income tax returns prepared for
the current that
calendar year by
(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a return if the taxpayer has indicated on the return
that the taxpayer did not want the return filed by electronic means.
(c) For each return that is not filed electronically by a tax refund or return preparer
under this subdivision, including returns filed under paragraph (b), a paper filing fee
of $5 is imposed upon the preparer. The fee is collected from the preparer in the same
manner as income tax. The fee does not apply to returns that the commissioner requires
to be filed in paper form.
19.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for tax returns filed after December
Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 471.6175, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
Subd. 4. Account maintenance.
(a) A political subdivision or other public entity
may establish a trust account to be held under the supervision of the trust administrator for
the purposes of this section. A trust administrator shall establish a separate account for
each participating political subdivision or public entity. The trust administrator may charge
participating political subdivisions and public entities fees for reasonable administrative
costs. The amount of any fees charged by the Public Employees Retirement Association is
appropriated to the association from the account. A trust administrator may establish other
reasonable terms and conditions for creation and maintenance of these accounts.
(b) The trust administrator must report to the political subdivision or other public
entity on the investment returns of invested trust assets and on all investment fees or costs
incurred by the trust. The annual rates of return, along with investment and administrative
fees and costs for the trust, must be disclosed in the political subdivision's or public entity's
annual financial audit in a manner prescribed by the state auditor.
(c) Effective for fiscal years beginning after December 31,
, the trust
administrator must report electronically to the state auditor the portfolio and performance
information specified in section
356.219, subdivision 3
, in the manner prescribed by
the state auditor.
Sec. 22. TRANSPARENCY STANDARDS REPORT.
20.8By January 15, 2011, the chief information officer shall report to the chairs and
20.9ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over the
20.10Office of Enterprise Technology regarding the development of the standards to enhance
20.11public access to data required under Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.05, subdivision 4.
20.12The report must describe the process for development of the standards, including the
20.13opportunity provided for public comment, and specify the components of the standards
20.14that have been implemented, including a description of the level of public use of the new
20.15opportunities for data access under the standards.
Sec. 23. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS.
20.17(a) The commissioner of revenue shall issue a request for proposals for a contract to
20.18implement a system of tax analytics and business intelligence tools to enhance the state's
20.19tax collection process and revenues by improving the means of identifying candidates
20.20for audit and collection activities and prioritizing those activities to provide the highest
20.21returns on auditors' and collection agents' time. The request for proposals must require
20.22that the system recommended and implemented by the contractor:
20.23(1) leverage the Department of Revenue's existing data and other available data
20.24sources to build models that more effectively and efficiently identify accounts for audit
20.25review and collections;
20.26(2) leverage advanced analytical techniques and technology such as pattern
20.27detection, predictive modeling, clustering, outlier detection, and link analysis to identify
20.28suspect accounts for audit review and collections;
20.29(3) leverage a variety of approaches and analytical techniques to rank accounts and
20.30improve the success rate and the return on investment of department employees engaged
20.31in audit activities;
20.32(4) leverage technology to make the audit process more sustainable and stable, even
20.33with turnover of department auditing staff;
21.1(5) provide optimization capabilities to more effectively prioritize collections and
21.2increase the efficiency of employees engaged in collections activities; and
21.3(6) incorporate mechanisms to decrease wrongful auditing and reduce interference
21.4with Minnesota taxpayers who are fully complying with the laws.
21.5(b) Based on acceptable responses to the request for proposals, the commissioner
21.6shall enter into a contract for the services specified in paragraph (a) by July 1, 2012. The
21.7contract must incorporate a performance-based vendor financing option whereby the
21.8vendor shares in the risk of the project's success.
21.9EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2011.
Sec. 24. CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER SALARY.
21.11Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the base salary for the governor, lieutenant
21.12governor, attorney general, state auditor, and secretary of state is 60 percent of the
21.13salary for each position in effect on June 30, 2010. In addition to the base salary, each
21.14constitutional officer may request payments, in an amount not to exceed $96 per day, for
21.15each day the officer works on state business. The total of the base salary plus the per
21.16diem payments in any calendar year may not exceed the salary for the position in effect
21.17on June 30, 2010. This section does not affect the salary of any other public employee,
21.18notwithstanding other laws that set or limit public employee salaries to a percentage of the
21.19salary of a constitutional officer.
Sec. 25. COMMISSION ON SERVICE INNOVATION.
21.21The governor shall appoint a Commission on Service Innovation to produce a
21.22strategic plan to reengineer the delivery of state and local government services, including
21.23the realignment of service delivery by region and proximity, the use of new technologies,
21.24shared facilities, and other means of improving efficiency. The plan shall also provide a
21.25process to review and modify recommendations at regular intervals in the future based on
21.26specific results measured at regular intervals. The plan shall also include any proposed
21.27legislation necessary to implement the commission's recommendations.
Sec. 26. HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT.
21.29(a) If the secretary of state determines that this state is otherwise eligible to receive
21.30an additional payment of federal money under the Help America Vote Act, Public Law
21.31107-252, the secretary must certify to the commissioner of management and budget the
21.32amount, if any, needed to meet the matching requirement of section 253(b)(5) of the Help
21.33America Vote Act. In the certification, the secretary shall specify the portion of the match
22.1that should be taken from an unencumbered general fund appropriation to the Office
22.2of the Secretary of State for a different purpose. Upon receipt of that certification, or
22.3as soon as an unencumbered general fund appropriation becomes available, whichever
22.4occurs later, the commissioner must transfer the specified amount to the Help America
22.5Vote Act account.
22.6This section expires on June 30, 2011.