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HF 3507

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/03/2018 12:45pm

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; veterans; directing secretary of state to collect veteran
status data from applicants for appointments to state agencies, boards, councils,
commissions, and task forces;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 15.0597,
subdivisions 2, 5, 7; 15.0599, subdivision 4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 15.0597, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Collection of data.

The chair of an existing agency or the chair's designee, or
the appointing authority for the members of a newly created agency, shall provide the
secretary, in an electronic format prepared and distributed by the secretary, with the following
data pertaining to that agency:

(1) the name of the agency, its mailing address, and telephone number;

(2) the legal authority for the creation of the agency and the name of the person appointing
agency members;

(3) the powers and duties of the agency;

(4) the number of authorized members, together with any prescribed restrictions on
eligibility such as employment experience or geographical representation;

(5) the dates of commencement and expiration of the membership terms and the expiration
date of the agency, if any;

(6) the compensation of members, and appropriations or other funds available to the
agency;

(7) the regular meeting schedule, if any, and approximate number of hours per month
of meetings or other activities required of members;

(8) the roster of current members, including mailing addresses, electronic mail addresses,
and telephone numbers; and

(9) a breakdown of the membership showing distribution by county, legislative district,
and congressional district, and, only if the member has voluntarily supplied the information,
the sex, political party preference or lack of party preference, race, veteran status, and
national origin of the members.

The secretary may require the submission of data in accordance with this subdivision
by electronic means. The publication requirement under clause (8) may be met by publishing
a member's home or business address and telephone number, the address and telephone
number of the agency to which the member is appointed, the member's electronic mail
address, if provided, or any other information that would enable the public to communicate
with the member.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 15.0597, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Nominations for vacancies.

Any person may make a self-nomination for
appointment to an agency vacancy by completing an application on a form prepared and
distributed by the secretary. The secretary may provide for the submission of the application
by electronic means. Any person or group of persons may, on the prescribed application
form, nominate another person to be appointed to a vacancy so long as the person so
nominated consents on the application form to the nomination. The application form shall
specify the nominee's name, mailing address, electronic mail address, telephone number,
preferred agency position sought, a statement that the nominee satisfies any legally prescribed
qualifications, a statement whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a felony, and
any other information the nominating person feels would be helpful to the appointing
authority. The nominating person has the option of indicating the nominee's sex, political
party preference or lack thereof, status with regard to disability, race, veteran status, and
national origin on the application form. The application form shall make the option known.
If a person submits an application at the suggestion of an appointing authority, the person
shall so indicate on the application form. Twenty-one days after publication of a vacancy
on the Web site of the secretary of state pursuant to subdivision 4, the secretary shall submit
electronic copies of all applications received for a position to the appointing authority
charged with filling the vacancy. If no applications have been received by the secretary for
the vacant position by the date when electronic copies must be submitted to the appointing
authority, the secretary shall so inform the appointing authority. Applications received by
the secretary shall be deemed to have expired one year after receipt of the application. An
application for a particular agency position shall be deemed to be an application for all
vacancies in that agency occurring prior to the expiration of the application and shall be
public information.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 15.0597, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Report.

Together with the compilation required in subdivision 3, the secretary
shall annually deliver to the governor and the legislature a report in an electronic format
containing the following information:

(1) the number of vacancies occurring in the preceding year;

(2) the number of vacancies occurring as a result of scheduled ends of terms, unscheduled
vacancies and the creation of new positions;

(3) breakdowns by county, legislative district, and congressional district, and, if known,
the sex, political party preference or lack thereof, status with regard to disability, race,
veteran status,
and national origin, for members whose agency membership terminated
during the year and appointees to the vacant positions; and

(4) the number of vacancies filled from applications submitted by (i) the appointing
authorities for the positions filled, (ii) nominating persons and self-nominees who submitted
applications at the suggestion of appointing authorities, and (iii) all others.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 15.0599, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Registration; information required.

(a) The appointing authority of a newly
established agency or the authority's designee shall provide the secretary with the following
information:

(1) the name, mailing address, electronic mail address, and telephone number of the
agency;

(2) the legal authority for the establishment of the agency and the name and the title of
the person or persons appointing agency members;

(3) the powers and duties of the agency and whether the agency, however designated,
is best described by section 15.012, paragraph (a), (b), (c), (e), or (f);

(4) the number of authorized members, together with any prescribed restrictions on
eligibility;

(5) the roster of current members, including mailing addresses, electronic mail addresses,
and telephone numbers;

(6) a breakdown of the membership showing distribution by county, legislative district,
and congressional district and compliance with any restrictions listed in accordance with
clause (4);

(7) if any members have voluntarily provided the information, the sex, age, political
preference or lack of preference, status with regard to disability, race, veteran status, and
national origin of those members;

(8) the dates of commencement and expiration of membership terms and the expiration
date of the agency, if any;

(9) the compensation of members and appropriations or other money available to the
agency;

(10) the name of the state agency or other entity, if any, required to provide staff or
administrative support to the agency;

(11) the regular meeting schedule, if any, and the approximate number of hours a month
of meetings or other activities required of members; and

(12) a brief statement of the goal or purpose of the agency, along with a summary of
what an existing agency has done, or what a newly established agency plans to do to achieve
its goal or purpose.

The publication requirement under clause (5) may be met by publishing a member's
home or business address and telephone number, the address and telephone number of the
agency to which the member is appointed, the member's electronic mail address, or any
other information that would enable the public to communicate with the member.

(b) The chair of an existing agency or the chair's designee shall provide information,
covering the fiscal year in which it is registering, on the number of meetings it has held, its
expenses, and the number of staff hours, if any, devoted to its support. The chair or designee
shall also, if necessary, update any of the information previously provided in accordance
with paragraph (a).

(c) The secretary shall provide electronic forms for the reporting of information required
by this subdivision and may require reporting by electronic means.

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