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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

HF 495

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/20/2015 11:25am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30
2.31 2.32
2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40 2.41 2.42 2.43 2.44
2.45 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30
4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24
5.25
5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 5.35 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4
6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13
6.14 6.15
6.16
6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4
7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28
7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35
10.1 10.2 10.3
10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 10.35 10.36 11.1 11.2
11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 11.34 11.35 11.36 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7
12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11
12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15
12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20
12.21
12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27
12.28 12.29 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4
13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10
13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15
13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21
14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11
15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8
16.9
16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13
16.14 16.15
16.16
16.17 16.18 16.19
16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6
17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13
17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20
17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28
17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9
18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16
18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7
19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24
21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 21.34
22.1 22.2
22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 22.34 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31
23.32 23.33
23.34 23.35 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5
24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7
25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26
25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 26.33 26.34 26.35 26.36 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20
27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 27.33 27.34 27.35 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7
28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 28.34 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16
29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 30.34 30.35 30.36
31.1 31.2
31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10
31.11 31.12
31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17
31.18
31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 32.1 32.2
32.3
32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12
32.13 32.14
32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 33.1 33.2
33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17
33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27
33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 33.33 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19
34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 34.35 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5
35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 35.34 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32 36.33 36.34 36.35 36.36 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14
37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33 37.34 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26
38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 38.34 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7
39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22
39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 39.33 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10
40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18
40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 40.34 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 41.33 41.34 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 42.34 42.35 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 43.33 43.34 43.35 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13
44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 44.33 44.34 44.35 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6
45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19
45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26
45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 45.33 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4
46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12
46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18
46.19
46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 46.32 46.33 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28
47.29 47.30 47.31 47.32 47.33 47.34 47.35 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17
48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 48.32 48.33 48.34 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 49.33 49.34 49.35
50.1 50.2
50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11
50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15
50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24
50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29
50.30 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8
51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21
51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 51.32 51.33 51.34 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24
52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 52.33 52.34 52.35 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 53.33 53.34 53.35 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31 54.32 54.33 54.34 54.35 54.36 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31 55.32 55.33 55.34 55.35 55.36 56.1 56.2 56.3
56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10
56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 56.32 56.33 56.34 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32 57.33 57.34
57.35 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26
58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 58.33 58.34 58.35 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24
59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 59.33
60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8
60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14
60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28
60.29 60.30 60.31 60.32 60.33 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31 61.32 61.33 61.34 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11
62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26 62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30 62.31 62.32 62.33 62.34 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18
63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 63.32 63.33 63.34 63.35 64.1 64.2
64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23
64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31 64.32 64.33 64.34 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8
65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27
65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31 65.32 65.33 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13
66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 66.33
66.34 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31 67.32 67.33 67.34
67.35 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22
68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 68.33 68.34 68.35 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21
69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32 69.33 70.1 70.2 70.3
70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22
70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 70.32 70.33 71.1 71.2
71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23
71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 71.33 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 72.32 72.33 72.34 72.35 72.36 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20
73.21 73.22
73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 73.33 73.34 73.35 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 74.32 74.33 74.34 74.35 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5
75.6
75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16
75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23
75.24
75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28
75.29 75.30 76.1 76.2
76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6
76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11
76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18
76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26
76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31 77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19
77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31 77.32 77.33 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12
78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21
78.22
78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31 78.32 78.33 78.34 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8
79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19
79.20
79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 80.31 80.32 80.33 80.34 80.35 80.36 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 81.32 81.33 81.34 81.35 81.36 82.1 82.2 82.3
82.4
82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 82.32 82.33 82.34 82.35 83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14
83.15 83.16 83.17 83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22 83.23 83.24 83.25 83.26 83.27 83.28 83.29 83.30 83.31 83.32 83.33 83.34 83.35 84.1 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5
84.6 84.7 84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11 84.12 84.13 84.14 84.15 84.16 84.17 84.18 84.19 84.20 84.21 84.22 84.23
84.24 84.25 84.26 84.27 84.28 84.29 84.30 84.31 84.32 84.33 84.34 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4
85.5 85.6 85.7 85.8 85.9 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14 85.15 85.16 85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20 85.21
85.22 85.23 85.24 85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 85.29 85.30 85.31 85.32 85.33 86.1 86.2 86.3
86.4
86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 86.9 86.10 86.11 86.12 86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16 86.17 86.18 86.19 86.20 86.21 86.22 86.23 86.24 86.25 86.26 86.27 86.28 86.29 86.30
86.31
86.32 86.33 87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.9 87.10 87.11 87.12
87.13 87.14 87.15 87.16 87.17 87.18 87.19 87.20 87.21 87.22 87.23 87.24 87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28 87.29 87.30 87.31 87.32 87.33 87.34 87.35 88.1 88.2 88.3
88.4 88.5 88.6 88.7 88.8 88.9 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20 88.21 88.22 88.23 88.24 88.25 88.26
88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31 88.32 88.33 88.34
89.1 89.2 89.3 89.4 89.5 89.6 89.7 89.8
89.9 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 89.14 89.15 89.16 89.17 89.18 89.19 89.20
89.21 89.22 89.23 89.24 89.25 89.26
89.27 89.28 89.29 89.30 89.31 89.32 89.33 90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6
90.7 90.8 90.9 90.10 90.11 90.12
90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16
90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 90.21 90.22 90.23 90.24 90.25 90.26 90.27 90.28 90.29 90.30
90.31 91.1 91.2 91.3
91.4 91.5 91.6 91.7 91.8 91.9 91.10 91.11 91.12 91.13 91.14 91.15 91.16 91.17 91.18
91.19 91.20 91.21 91.22 91.23 91.24 91.25 91.26 91.27 91.28 91.29 91.30 91.31 91.32 91.33 91.34 92.1 92.2 92.3 92.4 92.5 92.6 92.7 92.8 92.9 92.10 92.11 92.12 92.13 92.14 92.15 92.16 92.17 92.18 92.19 92.20 92.21 92.22 92.23 92.24 92.25 92.26
92.27 92.28 92.29 92.30 92.31 92.32 92.33 92.34 92.35 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5 93.6 93.7 93.8 93.9 93.10 93.11 93.12 93.13 93.14 93.15 93.16 93.17 93.18 93.19 93.20 93.21 93.22 93.23
93.24 93.25 93.26 93.27 93.28 93.29 93.30 93.31 93.32 93.33 93.34 93.35 94.1 94.2 94.3 94.4 94.5 94.6 94.7 94.8 94.9 94.10 94.11 94.12 94.13 94.14 94.15 94.16 94.17 94.18 94.19 94.20
94.21 94.22 94.23 94.24 94.25 94.26 94.27 94.28 94.29 94.30 94.31 94.32 94.33 94.34 94.35 95.1 95.2 95.3 95.4 95.5 95.6 95.7 95.8 95.9 95.10 95.11 95.12 95.13 95.14 95.15 95.16 95.17 95.18 95.19 95.20 95.21 95.22 95.23 95.24 95.25 95.26 95.27 95.28 95.29 95.30 95.31 95.32 95.33 95.34 95.35 95.36 96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 96.9 96.10 96.11 96.12 96.13 96.14 96.15 96.16 96.17 96.18 96.19 96.20 96.21 96.22 96.23 96.24 96.25 96.26 96.27 96.28 96.29 96.30 96.31 96.32 96.33 96.34 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 97.10 97.11 97.12 97.13 97.14 97.15 97.16 97.17 97.18 97.19 97.20 97.21 97.22 97.23 97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27 97.28 97.29 97.30 97.31 97.32 97.33 97.34 97.35 98.1 98.2 98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6 98.7 98.8 98.9
98.10 98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14 98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 98.22
98.23 98.24 98.25 98.26 98.27 98.28 98.29 98.30 98.31 98.32 98.33 99.1 99.2 99.3 99.4 99.5 99.6 99.7 99.8 99.9 99.10 99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14 99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18 99.19 99.20 99.21 99.22 99.23 99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27
99.28 99.29 99.30 99.31 99.32 99.33 99.34 99.35 100.1 100.2
100.3
100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16 100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25 100.26 100.27 100.28 100.29 100.30 100.31 100.32 100.33 100.34 100.35 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.13 101.14 101.15 101.16 101.17 101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26 101.27 101.28 101.29 101.30 101.31 101.32 101.33 101.34 101.35 101.36
102.1
102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9 102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18
102.19 102.20 102.21
102.22 102.23 102.24 102.25 102.26 102.27 102.28 102.29 102.30 102.31 102.32 102.33 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17 103.18 103.19 103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28
103.29 103.30 103.31
103.32 103.33 103.34 103.35 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18 104.19 104.20
104.21 104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25
104.26 104.27 104.28 104.29 104.30 104.31
104.32 104.33 104.34 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7 105.8 105.9 105.10 105.11 105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19 105.20 105.21 105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25
105.26
105.27 105.28 105.29 105.30 105.31 105.32 105.33
105.34
106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8
106.9
106.10 106.11 106.12 106.13 106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17 106.18 106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25 106.26 106.27 106.28 106.29 106.30 106.31 106.32 106.33 106.34 107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8 107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12 107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27
107.28
107.29 107.30 107.31 107.32 107.33
107.34 108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8
108.9 108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15
108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22
108.23 108.24 108.25
108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30
108.31 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14 109.15 109.16
109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23
109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30 109.31 109.32 109.33
110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.7 110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13 110.14

A bill for an act
relating to the operation of state government; appropriating money for the
legislature, governor's office, state auditor, attorney general, secretary of state,
certain agencies, boards, councils, retirement funds, and military affairs and
veterans affairs; creating an ethnic councils account; specifying how legislative
and congressional districts must be drawn; evaluating economic development
incentive programs; transferring responsibility fiscal notes, local impact notes,
or revenue estimates to the legislative auditor; specifying county audits by
the state auditor; modifying campaign finance provisions; defining substantial
economic impact for rulemaking; changing rulemaking provisions; requiring the
legislative auditor to conduct an impact analysis on certain rules; establishing
three ethnic councils; requiring a tracking list of agency projects; allowing
prepay for certain software and information technology hosting services;
changing state budget requirements; providing free rehearsal and storage space
for the state band; modifying notice provisions for state construction and
remodeling plans; providing reimbursement for reasonable accommodations;
modifying grant agreement provisions; making changes to provisions governing
veteran-owned small businesses; changing provisions governing the Office of
MN.IT Services; limiting the number of full-time equivalent executive branch
agency employees; changing certain MNsure provisions; establishing the
healthy eating, here at home program; establishing expedited and temporary
licensing for former and current military members for certain occupations;
adjusting certain barber board fees for members of the military; modifying
provisions governing the National Guard; modifying the Veterans Preference
Act; designating an Honor and Remember flag; changing provisions governing
pari-mutuel horse racing; changing a fee provision for federal tax liens; changing
a contracting provision for the Office of the Commissioner of Iron Range
resources and rehabilitation; changing certain requirements for corporations;
modifying provisions for accountants; changing a farm product lien; adding an
exception to the rehabilitation of criminal offenders provisions; limiting railroad
condemnation powers over certain properties; providing that school employees
and districts are subject to certain group health insurance requirements; changing
provisions governing the Metropolitan Council; designating the salary for the
chair of the Metropolitan Council; limiting the salary increase for agency heads;
establishing the Legislative Surrogacy Commission; limiting compensation
for employees in the managerial plan; limiting expenditures for advertising;
specifying debt service on a certain parking ramp financing; specifying terms for
members of the Metropolitan Council; requiring reports;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2014, sections 3.971, by adding a subdivision; 3.979, subdivision 3;
3.98; 3.987, subdivision 1; 10A.01, subdivision 26; 10A.105, subdivision 1;
10A.15, subdivision 1; 10A.245, subdivision 2; 10A.257, subdivision 1; 10A.38;
14.02, by adding a subdivision; 14.05, subdivisions 1, 2; 14.116; 14.127;
14.131; 14.388, subdivision 2; 14.389, subdivision 2; 14.44; 14.45; 16A.065;
16A.103, by adding a subdivision; 16A.11, by adding subdivisions; 16B.24, by
adding a subdivision; 16B.335, subdivision 1; 16B.371; 16B.97, subdivision
1, by adding a subdivision; 16C.03, subdivision 16; 16C.16, subdivision 6a;
16C.19; 16E.01; 16E.016; 16E.0465; 16E.14, subdivision 3; 16E.145; 16E.19,
by adding a subdivision; 62V.03, subdivision 2; 148.57, by adding a subdivision;
148.624, subdivision 5; 148B.33, by adding a subdivision; 148B.53, by adding
a subdivision; 148B.5301, by adding a subdivision; 148F.025, by adding a
subdivision; 153.16, subdivisions 1, 4; 154.003; 154.11, subdivision 3; 190.19,
subdivision 2a; 192.38, subdivision 1; 192.501, by adding a subdivision; 197.46;
211B.37; 240.01, subdivision 22, by adding subdivisions; 240.011; 240.03;
240.08, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; 240.10; 240.13, subdivisions 5, 6; 240.135; 240.15,
subdivisions 1, 6; 240.16, subdivision 1; 240.22; 240.23; 272.484; 298.22,
subdivision 1; 303.19; 304A.301, subdivisions 1, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision;
326A.01, subdivisions 2, 12, 13a, 15, 16; 326A.02, subdivisions 3, 5; 326A.05,
subdivisions 1, 3; 326A.10; 336A.09, subdivision 1; 364.09; 471.6161,
subdivision 8; 473.123, subdivisions 2a, 3, 4; 473J.07, subdivision 3; Laws 2013,
chapter 142, article 1, section 10; Laws 2015, chapter 3, section 4; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 2; 3; 6; 15; 16A; 16B; 16E;
43A; 138; 197; 383B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 3.886; 3.9223;
3.9225; 3.9226, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; 6.48; 10A.25, subdivisions 1, 2,
2a, 3, 3a, 5, 10; 10A.255, subdivisions 1, 3; 10A.27, subdivision 11; 10A.30;
10A.31, subdivisions 1, 3, 3a, 4, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, 7, 7a, 10, 10a, 10b, 11; 10A.315;
10A.321; 10A.322, subdivisions 1, 2; 10A.323; 10A.324, subdivisions 1, 3;
240.01, subdivisions 12, 23; 349A.07, subdivision 6; 375.23; Minnesota Rules,
parts 4503.1400, subparts 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; 4503.1450.

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

ARTICLE 1

STATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginSTATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated
for each purpose. The figures "2016" and "2017" used in this article mean that the
appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, or
June 30, 2017, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2016. "The second year" is fiscal
year 2017. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginLEGISLATURE
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total
Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 69,160,000
new text end
new text begin 67,595,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 67,032,000
new text end
new text begin 67,467,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 128,000
new text end
new text begin 128,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Senate
new text end

new text begin 21,501,000
new text end
new text begin 21,501,000
new text end

new text begin $1,723,000 of the senate carryforward
balance shall cancel to the general fund on
July 1, 2015.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin House of Representatives
new text end

new text begin 28,998,000
new text end
new text begin 28,998,000
new text end

new text begin During the biennium ending June 30, 2017,
any revenues received by the house of
representatives from voluntary donations
to support broadcast or print media are
appropriated to the house of representatives.
new text end

new text begin $3,938,000 of the house carryforward
balance shall cancel to the general fund on
July 1, 2015.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Legislative Coordinating Commission
new text end

new text begin 18,661,000
new text end
new text begin 17,096,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 16,533,000
new text end
new text begin 16,968,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 128,000
new text end
new text begin 128,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end

new text begin $1,567,000 of the Legislative Coordinating
Commission carryforward balance and the
Revisor of Statutes carryforward balance
shall cancel to the general fund on July 1,
2015.
new text end

new text begin $7,132,000 each year from the general fund
is to the Office of the Legislative Auditor.
The auditor is requested to do an evaluation
of Minnesota veterans homes.
new text end

new text begin $435,000 in fiscal year 2017 is for the
revisor's administrative rules system.
new text end

new text begin $595,000 each year is for the Office of the
Revisor of Statutes to maintain and improve
information technology services.
new text end

new text begin $10,000 each year is for purposes of the
legislators' forum, through which Minnesota
legislators meet with counterparts from
South Dakota, North Dakota, and Manitoba
to discuss issues of mutual concern.
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 is transferred from the state
employee group insurance trust fund to a
rulemaking account in the special revenue
fund.
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 for the biennium ending June 30,
2017, is appropriated from the rulemaking
account in the special revenue fund to the
legislative auditor to:
new text end

new text begin (1) reimburse executive agencies for costs
associated with determining if proposed
rules have substantial economic impact and
for costs of peer review advisory panels
for proposed rules that have substantial
economic impact; and
new text end

new text begin (2) reimburse the legislative auditor for costs
associated with this process.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginGOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,134,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,134,000
new text end

new text begin (a) This appropriation is to fund the Office of
the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
new text end

new text begin (b) $19,000 the first year and $19,000 the
second year are for necessary expenses in the
normal performance of the Governor's and
Lieutenant Governor's duties for which no
other reimbursement is provided.
new text end

new text begin (c) During the biennium ending June 30,
2017, the Office of the Governor may not
receive payments of more than $805,000
each fiscal year from other executive
agencies to support personnel costs incurred
by the office. By September 1 of each year,
the commissioner of management and budget
shall report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the senate State Departments
and Veterans Affairs Budget Division and the
house of representatives State Government
Finance Committee any personnel costs
incurred by the Offices of the Governor and
Lieutenant Governor that were supported
by appropriations to other agencies during
the previous fiscal year. The Office of the
Governor shall inform the chairs and ranking
minority members of the committees before
initiating any interagency agreements.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginSTATE AUDITOR
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,982,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,982,000
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginATTORNEY GENERAL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,897,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,897,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 20,679,000
new text end
new text begin 20,679,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 1,823,000
new text end
new text begin 1,823,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 145,000
new text end
new text begin 145,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end

new text begin Of this appropriation, $65,000 in the first
year and $65,000 in the second year are
from the general fund for transfer to the
commissioner of public safety for a grant to
the Minnesota County Attorneys Association
for prosecutor and law enforcement training.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginSECRETARY OF STATE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,198,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,198,000
new text end

new text begin $420,000 the first year and $440,000 the
second year are for the Safe at Home
program.
new text end

new text begin Any funds available in the account
established in Minnesota Statutes, section
5.30, pursuant to the Help America Vote Act,
are appropriated for the purposes and uses
authorized by federal law.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginCAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC
DISCLOSURE BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 893,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 893,000
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginINVESTMENT BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 139,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 139,000
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,627,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,627,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 377,000
new text end
new text begin 377,000
new text end
new text begin Workers'
Compensation
new text end
new text begin 7,250,000
new text end
new text begin 7,250,000
new text end

new text begin Campaign Violations Hearings. new text end new text begin $115,000
each year is appropriated from the general
fund for the cost of considering complaints
filed under Minnesota Statutes, section
211B.32. These amounts may be spent in
either year of the biennium.
new text end

new text begin $6,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $6,000 in
fiscal year 2017 are appropriated from the
general fund to the Office of Administrative
Hearings for the cost of considering data
practices complaints filed under Minnesota
Statutes, section 13.085. These amounts
may be used in either year of the biennium.
$6,000 is added to the agency's base to be
available for the biennium.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginMN.IT SERVICES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,431,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,431,000
new text end

new text begin During the biennium ending June 30, 2017,
MN.IT Services must not charge fees to a
public noncommercial educational television
broadcast station eligible for funding under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 129D, for
access to the state broadcast infrastructure.
If the access fees not charged to public
noncommercial educational television
broadcast stations total more than $400,000
for the biennium, the office may charge for
access fees in excess of these amounts.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and
budget is authorized to provide cash flow
assistance of up to $110,000,000 from the
special revenue fund or other statutory
general funds, as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.671, subdivision
3, paragraph (a), to the Office of MN.IT
Services for the purpose of managing
revenue and expenditure differences during
the initial phases of IT consolidation. These
funds shall be repaid with interest by the end
of the fiscal year 2017 closing period.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginADMINISTRATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,781,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,191,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Government and Citizen Services
new text end

new text begin 7,265,000
new text end
new text begin 7,095,000
new text end

new text begin $210,000 the first year and $40,000 the
second year are for increased information
technology associated with supporting small
business purchasing programs.
new text end

new text begin $74,000 the first year and $74,000 the second
year are for the Council on Developmental
Disabilities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Strategic Management Services
new text end

new text begin 1,789,000
new text end
new text begin 1,789,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Fiscal Agent
new text end

new text begin 10,727,000
new text end
new text begin 10,307,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriations under this section are to
the commissioner of administration for the
purposes specified.
new text end

new text begin In-Lieu of Rent. new text end new text begin $7,488,000 the first year
and $7,488,000 the second year are for
space costs of the legislature and veterans
organizations, ceremonial space, and
statutorily free space.
new text end

new text begin Relocation Expenses. $1,284,000 the first
year and $864,000 the second year are for
rent loss and relocation expenses related to
the Capitol renovation project. Relocation
expenses include only moving of art, fixtures,
renovation supplies, and similar materials,
and may not be used for moving Senators,
Senate staff, and related offices and supplies.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Public Broadcasting. new text end new text begin (a) $1,161,000 the
first year and $1,161,000 the second year are
for matching grants for public television.
new text end

new text begin (b) $200,000 the first year and $200,000
the second year are for public television
equipment grants.
new text end

new text begin (c) The equipment or matching grants in
paragraphs (a) and (b) must be allocated
after considering the recommendations of the
Minnesota Public Television Association.
new text end

new text begin (d) $287,000 the first year and $287,000 the
second year are for community service grants
to public educational radio stations. This
appropriation may be used to disseminate
emergency information in foreign languages.
new text end

new text begin (e) $100,000 the first year and $100,000
the second year are for equipment grants
to public educational radio stations. This
appropriation may be used for the repair,
rental, and purchase of equipment including
equipment under $500.
new text end

new text begin (f) The grants in paragraphs (d) and (e)
must be allocated after considering the
recommendations of the Association of
Minnesota Public Education Radio Stations
under Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.14.
As a condition of receiving grants under
paragraphs (d) and (e), the Association of
Minnesota Public Education Radio Stations
must agree that it will not take any steps
leading to the operation of new stations
unless specifically authorized by a future law.
new text end

new text begin (g) $207,000 the first year and $207,000
the second year are for equipment grants
to Minnesota Public Radio, Inc., including
upgrades to Minnesota's Emergency Alert
and AMBER Alert Systems.
new text end

new text begin (h) Any unencumbered balance remaining
the first year for grants to public television or
radio stations does not cancel and is available
for the second year.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginCAPITOL AREA
ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING
BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 325,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 325,000
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginMINNESOTA MANAGEMENT AND
BUDGET
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 18,757,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 18,757,000
new text end

new text begin $156,000 the first year and $156,000 the
second year are to develop and implement
a return on taxpayer investment (ROTI)
methodology using the Pew-MacArthur
Results First framework to evaluate
corrections and human services programs
administered and funded by state and
county governments. The commissioner
shall engage and work with staff from
Pew-MacArthur Results First, and shall
consult with representatives of other state
agencies, counties, legislative staff, the
commissioners of corrections and human
services, and other commissioners of state
agencies and stakeholders to implement the
established methodology. The commissioner
of management and budget shall report
on implementation progress and make
recommendations to the governor and
legislature by January 31, 2017.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must report to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the
House of Representatives State Government
Finance Committee and the Senate State
Departments and Veterans Budget Division
by July 15, 2015, on the gainsharing program
in Minnesota Statutes, Section 16A.90. The
report must include information on how the
commissioner has promoted the program
to state employees, results achieved under
the program, and recommendations for any
legislative changes needed to make the
program more effective.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginREVENUE
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 140,717,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 139,537,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 136,482,000
new text end
new text begin 135,302,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 1,749,000
new text end
new text begin 1,749,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Tax
Distribution
new text end
new text begin 2,183,000
new text end
new text begin 2,183,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 303,000
new text end
new text begin 303,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Tax System Management
new text end

new text begin 112,101,000
new text end
new text begin 110,921,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 107,866,000
new text end
new text begin 106,686,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 1,749,000
new text end
new text begin 1,749,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Tax
Distribution
new text end
new text begin 2,183,000
new text end
new text begin 2,183,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 303,000
new text end
new text begin 303,000
new text end

new text begin Base reductions must be made from expenses
related to the capital equipment sales tax
repealed in 2014, and cannot be applied to
compliance activities.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Appropriation; Taxpayer Assistance.
new text end
(a) $400,000 each year from the general
fund is for grants to one or more nonprofit
organizations, qualifying under section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, to coordinate, facilitate, encourage, and
aid in the provision of taxpayer assistance
services. The unencumbered balance in the
first year does not cancel but is available for
the second year.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "taxpayer
assistance services" means accounting
and tax preparation services provided by
volunteers to low-income, elderly, and
disadvantaged Minnesota residents to help
them file federal and state income tax returns
and Minnesota property tax refund claims
and to provide personal representation before
the Department of Revenue and Internal
Revenue Service.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Debt Collection Management
new text end

new text begin 28,616,000
new text end
new text begin 28,616,000
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginGAMBLING CONTROL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,959,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,959,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are from the lawful
gambling regulation account in the special
revenue fund.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginRACING COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 899,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,081,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are from the racing
and card playing regulation accounts in the
special revenue fund.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginSTATE LOTTERY
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
349A.10, subdivision 3, the operating budget
must not exceed $31,000,000 in fiscal year
2016 and $31,000,000 in fiscal year 2017.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginAMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 253,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 253,000
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginCOUNCIL ON BLACK
MINNESOTANS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 392,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 392,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are from the ethnic
councils account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin The general fund base in fiscal years 2018 and
2019 for this council is $392,000 each year.
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginCOUNCIL ON ASIAN-PACIFIC
MINNESOTANS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 354,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 354,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are from the ethnic
councils account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin The general fund base in fiscal years 2018 and
2019 for this council is $354,000 each year.
new text end

Sec. 21. new text beginCOUNCIL ON AFFAIRS OF
CHICANO/LATINO PEOPLE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are from the ethnic
councils account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin The general fund base in fiscal years 2018 and
2019 for this council is $375,000 each year.
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginINDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 562,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 562,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are from the ethnic
councils account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin The general fund base in fiscal years 2018 and
2019 for this council is $562,000 each year.
new text end

Sec. 23. new text beginMINNESOTA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,673,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,464,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Operations and Programs
new text end

new text begin 22,160,000
new text end
new text begin 22,160,000
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
138.668, the Minnesota Historical Society
may not charge a fee for its general tours at
the Capitol, but may charge fees for special
programs other than general tours.
new text end

new text begin $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are for digital preservation
and access, including planning and
implementation of a program to preserve
and make available resources related to
Minnesota history.
new text end

new text begin $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the second
year are for activities to enhance educational
achievement through history education.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Fiscal Agent
new text end

new text begin (a) Minnesota International Center
new text end
new text begin 39,000
new text end
new text begin 39,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Minnesota Air National Guard Museum
new text end
new text begin 34,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin (c) Minnesota Military Museum
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin (d) Farmamerica
new text end
new text begin 190,000
new text end
new text begin 115,000
new text end
new text begin (e) Hockey Hall of Fame
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin new text begin Balances Forward.new text end Any unencumbered
balance remaining in this subdivision the first
year does not cancel but is available for the
second year of the biennium.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Appropriation Limit
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
290.0681, subdivision 7, the total fiscal year
2016 appropriation for refunds, grants, and
other costs associated with the credit for
historic structure rehabilitation is $457,000.
new text end

Sec. 24. new text beginBOARD OF THE ARTS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,514,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,514,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Operations and Services
new text end

new text begin 575,000
new text end
new text begin 575,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grants Program
new text end

new text begin 4,800,000
new text end
new text begin 4,800,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Regional Arts Councils
new text end

new text begin 2,139,000
new text end
new text begin 2,139,000
new text end

new text begin Unencumbered Balance Available. Any
unencumbered balance remaining in this
section the first year does not cancel, but is
available for the second year of the biennium.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Projects located in Minnesota; travel
restriction.
new text end
Money appropriated in this
section and distributed as grants may only
be spent on projects located in Minnesota.
A recipient of a grant funded by an
appropriation in this section must not use
more than ten percent of the total grant for
costs related to travel outside the state of
Minnesota.
new text end

Sec. 25. new text beginMINNESOTA HUMANITIES
CENTER
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,100,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 850,000
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year is for a grant to
Everybody Wins!-Minnesota, a Minnesota
501(c)(3) corporation, to operate a reading
program for Minnesota children. Any
balance in the first year does not cancel but is
available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Minnesota
Council on Economic Education to provide
staff development to teachers for the
implementation of the state graduation
standards in learning areas relating to
economic education. This is a onetime
appropriation. The commissioner, in
consultation with the council, shall develop
expected results of staff development,
eligibility criteria for participants, an
evaluation procedure, and guidelines for
direct and in-kind contributions by the
council. This appropriation does not cancel,
but is available until expended.
new text end

new text begin $250,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $250,000 in
fiscal year 2017 are for the healthy eating,
here at home program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 256E.345. No more than
three percent of the appropriation may be
used for the nonprofit administration of the
grant program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 256E.345.
new text end

Sec. 26. new text beginBOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 628,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 618,000
new text end

Sec. 27. new text beginBOARD OF ARCHITECTURE
ENGINEERING, LAND SURVEYING,
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE,
GEOSCIENCE, AND INTERIOR DESIGN
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 774,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 774,000
new text end

Sec. 28. new text beginBOARD OF COSMETOLOGIST
EXAMINERS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,346,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,346,000
new text end

Sec. 29. new text beginBOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 317,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 317,000
new text end

Sec. 30. new text beginHUMAN RIGHTS.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,505,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,505,000
new text end

new text begin $80,000 each year is for operation of an
office in St. Cloud.
new text end

Sec. 31. new text beginGENERAL CONTINGENT
ACCOUNTS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 750,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin Workers'
Compensation
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin (a) The appropriations in this section
may only be spent with the approval of
the governor after consultation with the
Legislative Advisory Commission pursuant
to Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30.
new text end

new text begin (b) If an appropriation in this section for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a contingent account appropriation
is made in one fiscal year, it should be
considered a biennial appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 32. new text beginTORT CLAIMS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 161,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 161,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are to be spent by the
commissioner of management and budget
according to Minnesota Statutes, section
3.736, subdivision 7. If the appropriation for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.
new text end

Sec. 33. new text beginMINNESOTA STATE RETIREMENT
SYSTEM
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,552,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,936,000
new text end

new text begin These amounts are estimated to be needed
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 3A.03,
subdivision 2; 3A.04, subdivisions 3 and 4;
and 3A.115 for the Combined Legislators
and Constitutional Officers Retirement Plan.
new text end

Sec. 34. new text beginPUBLIC EMPLOYEES
RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,000,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,000,000
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
353.505, the state payments to the Public
Employees Retirement Association on behalf
of the former MERF division account are
$6,000,000 on September 15, 2015 and
$6,000,000 on September 15, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 35. new text beginTEACHERS RETIREMENT
ASSOCIATION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 29,831,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 29,831,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts estimated to be needed are as
follows:
new text end

new text begin Special Direct State Aid. $27,331,000 the
first year and $27,331,000 the second year
are for special direct state aid authorized
under Minnesota Statutes, section 354.436.
new text end

new text begin Special Direct State Matching Aid.
$2,500,000 the first year and $2,500,000
the second year are for special direct state
matching aid authorized under Minnesota
Statutes, section 354.435.
new text end

Sec. 36. new text beginST. PAUL TEACHERS
RETIREMENT FUND
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,827,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,827,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts estimated to be needed for
special direct state aid to the first class
city teachers retirement fund association
authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section
354A.12, subdivisions 3a and 3c.
new text end

Sec. 37. new text beginMILITARY AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,368,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,368,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Maintenance of Training Facilities
new text end

new text begin 9,661,000
new text end
new text begin 9,661,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin General Support
new text end

new text begin 2,819,000
new text end
new text begin 2,819,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Enlistment Incentives
new text end

new text begin 6,888,000
new text end
new text begin 6,888,000
new text end

new text begin If appropriations for either year of the
biennium are insufficient, the appropriation
from the other year is available. The
appropriations for enlistment incentives are
available until expended.
new text end

new text begin Of the funds carried forward from fiscal year
2015 to fiscal year 2016, in the enlistment
incentives appropriation, $100,000 is
canceled to the general fund to support the
appropriation to the Minnesota Historical
Society for a grant to the Minnesota Military
Museum. $1,000,000 is canceled to the
general fund to support the appropriation to
the Department of Veterans Affairs for repair
and betterment of the Minnesota veterans
homes.
new text end

Sec. 38. new text beginVETERANS AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 65,254,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 67,360,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General Fund
new text end
new text begin 63,253,000
new text end
new text begin 63,253,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 2,001,000
new text end
new text begin 4,107,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Veterans Services
new text end

new text begin 16,240,000
new text end
new text begin 16,240,000
new text end

new text begin Veterans Service Organizations. new text end new text begin $353,000
each year is for grants to the following
congressionally chartered veterans service
organizations, as designated by the
commissioner: Disabled American Veterans,
Military Order of the Purple Heart, the
American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Vietnam Veterans of America, AMVETS,
and Paralyzed Veterans of America. This
funding must be allocated in direct proportion
to the funding currently being provided by
the commissioner to these organizations.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Assistance Council for
Veterans.
$750,000 each year is for a grant
to the Minnesota Assistance Council for
Veterans to provide assistance throughout
Minnesota to veterans and their families who
are homeless or in danger of homelessness,
including assistance with the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) utilities;
new text end

new text begin (2) employment; and
new text end

new text begin (3) legal issues.
new text end

new text begin The assistance authorized under this
paragraph must be made only to veterans who
have resided in Minnesota for 30 days prior
to application for assistance and according
to other guidelines established by the
commissioner. In order to avoid duplication
of services, the commissioner must ensure
that this assistance is coordinated with all
other available programs for veterans.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Honor Guards.new text end $200,000 each year is
for compensation for honor guards at
the funerals of veterans under Minnesota
Statutes, section 197.231. This amount is
added to the program's base funding.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Minnesota GI Bill.new text end $200,000 each year is
for the costs of administering the Minnesota
GI Bill postsecondary educational benefits,
on-the-job training, and apprenticeship
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
197.791. Of this amount, $100,000 is for
transfer to the Office of Higher Education.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Gold Star Program.new text end $100,000 each year
is for administering the Gold Star Program
for surviving family members of deceased
veterans. This amount is added to the
program's base funding.
new text end

new text begin new text begin County Veterans Service Office.
new text end
$1,100,000 each year is for funding the
County Veterans Service Office grant
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
197.608.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Veterans Homes
new text end

new text begin 49,014,000
new text end
new text begin 51,120,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General Fund
new text end
new text begin 47,013,000
new text end
new text begin 47,013,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 2,001,000
new text end
new text begin 4,107,000
new text end

new text begin Veterans Homes Special Revenue Account.
$6,108,000 is transferred from the state
employee group insurance program trust fund
to the veterans home special revenue account
in the special revenue fund. The general fund
appropriations made to the department may
be transferred to a veterans homes special
revenue account in the special revenue fund
in the same manner as other receipts are
deposited according to Minnesota Statutes,
section 198.34. Amounts in the account
are appropriated to the department for the
operation of veterans homes facilities and
programs.
new text end

new text begin The general fund base in fiscal years 2018
and 2019 for veterans homes is $51,120,000
each year.
new text end

Sec. 39. new text beginETHNIC COUNCILS ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin The following amounts are deposited in the ethnic councils account in the special
revenue fund:
new text end

new text begin (1) $2,192,000 which is transferred from the state employee group insurance trust
fund;
new text end

new text begin (2) $871,000 which is transferred from the state elections campaign fund; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $294,000 from the appropriation related to health insurance transparency in Laws
2014, chapter 312, article 21, section 4, paragraph (a), is canceled to the general fund
and transferred to the special revenue fund, effective the day following final enactment
of this section.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

STATE GOVERNMENT

Section 1.

new text begin [2.92] DISTRICTING PRINCIPLES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Applicability; constitutional duty of legislature. new text end

new text begin (a) The principles
in this section apply to legislative and congressional districts.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding any laws to the contrary, legislative and congressional districts
must be drawn by the legislature, consistent with the requirements of the Minnesota
Constitution, article IV, section 3. The legislature may not delegate its duty to draw
districts to any commission, council, panel, or other entity that is not comprised solely of
members of the legislature.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Nesting. new text end

new text begin A representative district may not be divided in the formation
of a senate district.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Equal population. new text end

new text begin (a) Legislative districts must be substantially equal
in population. The population of a legislative district must not deviate from the ideal
by more than 0.5 percent, plus or minus.
new text end

new text begin (b) Congressional districts must be as nearly equal in population as practicable.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Contiguity; compactness. new text end

new text begin The districts must be composed of convenient
contiguous territory. To the extent consistent with the other principles in this section,
districts should be compact. Contiguity by water is sufficient if the water is not a serious
obstacle to travel within the district. Point contiguity is not sufficient.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Numbering. new text end

new text begin (a) Legislative districts must be numbered in a regular series,
beginning with house district 1A in the northwest corner of the state and proceeding across
the state from west to east, north to south, but bypassing the 11-county metropolitan
area until the southeast corner has been reached; then to the 11-county metropolitan area
outside the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul; then in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
new text end

new text begin (b) Congressional district numbers must begin with district one in the southeast
corner of the state and end with district eight in the northeast corner of the state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Minority representation. new text end

new text begin (a) The dilution of racial or ethnic minority
voting strength is contrary to the laws of the United States and the state of Minnesota.
These principles must not be construed to supersede any provision of the Voting Rights
Act of 1965, as amended.
new text end

new text begin (b) A redistricting plan must not have the intent or effect of dispersing or
concentrating minority population in a manner that prevents minority communities from
electing their candidates of choice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Minor civil divisions. new text end

new text begin (a) A county, city, or town must not be unduly
divided unless required to meet equal population requirements or to form districts
composed of convenient, contiguous territory.
new text end

new text begin (b) A county, city, or town is not unduly divided in the formation of a legislative or
congressional district if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the division occurs because a portion of a city or town is noncontiguous with
another portion of the same city or town; or
new text end

new text begin (2) despite the division, the known population of any affected county, city, or town
remains wholly located within a single district.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Preserving communities of interest. new text end

new text begin (a) Districts should attempt to
preserve identifiable communities of interest where that can be done in compliance with
the principles under this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this subdivision, "communities of interest" means recognizable
areas with similarities of interests including, but not limited to, racial, ethnic, geographic,
social, or cultural interests.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Data to be used. new text end

new text begin (a) The geographic areas and population counts used in
maps, tables, and legal descriptions of the districts must be those used by the Geographic
Information Systems Office of the Legislative Coordinating Commission. The population
counts will be the block population counts provided to the state under Public Law 94-171
after each decennial census, subject to correction of any errors acknowledged by the
United States Census Bureau.
new text end

new text begin (b) Nothing in this subdivision prohibits the use of additional data, as determined
by the legislature.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Consideration of plans. new text end

new text begin A redistricting plan must not be considered for
adoption by the senate or house of representatives until a block equivalency file showing
the district to which each census block has been assigned, in a form prescribed by the
director of the Geographic Information Systems Office, has been filed with the director.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Priority of principles. new text end

new text begin Where it is not possible to fully comply with the
principles contained in subdivisions 1 to 8, a redistricting plan must give priority to those
principles in the order in which they are listed in this section, except to the extent that
doing so would violate federal or state law.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to any plan for districts enacted or established for use on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 3.971, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 8a. new text end

new text begin Fiscal notes and revenue estimates. new text end

new text begin The legislative auditor shall
participate in the fiscal note and revenue estimate process in the manner described in
section 3.98. Authority of the legislative auditor and duties of employees and entities
under section 3.978, subdivision 2, apply to the legislative auditor's work on fiscal notes
and revenue estimates.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [3.9735] EVALUATION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE
PROGRAMS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this
section have the meanings given them.
new text end

new text begin (a) "General incentive" means a state program, statutory provision, or tax
expenditure, including tax credits, tax exemptions, tax deductions, grants, or loans, that
is intended to encourage businesses to locate, expand, invest, or remain in Minnesota or
to hire or retain employees in Minnesota. To be a general incentive, a state program,
statutory provision, or tax expenditure must be available to multiple entities, projects, or
associated projects or include eligibility criteria with the intent that it will be available to
multiple entities, projects, or associated projects.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Exclusive incentive" means a state program, statutory provision, tax
expenditure, or section of a general incentive, including tax credits, tax exemptions, tax
deductions, grants, or loans, that is intended to encourage a single specific entity, project,
or associated projects to locate, expand, invest, or remain in Minnesota or to hire or retain
employees in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Selection of general incentives for review; schedule for evaluation;
report.
new text end

new text begin Annually, the legislative auditor shall submit to the Legislative Audit Commission
a list of three to five general incentives proposed for review. In selecting general
incentives to include on this list, the legislative auditor may consider what the incentive
will cost state and local governments in actual spending and foregone revenue currently or
projected into the future, the legislature's need for information about a general incentive
that has an upcoming expiration date, and the legislature's need for regular information on
the results of all major general incentives. Annually, the Legislative Audit Commission
will select at least one general incentive for the legislative auditor's evaluation. The
legislative auditor will evaluate the selected general incentive or incentives, prepared
according to the evaluation plan established under subdivision 4, and submit a written
report to the Legislative Audit Commission.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Exclusive incentive schedule. new text end

new text begin The legislative auditor's schedule shall
ensure that at least once every four years the legislative auditor will complete an analysis
of best practices for exclusive incentives.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Evaluation plans. new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2016, the Legislative Audit Commission
shall establish evaluation plans that identify elements that the legislative auditor must
include in evaluations of a general incentive and an exclusive incentive. The Legislative
Audit Commission may modify the evaluation plans as needed.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 3.979, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Audit data.

(a) "Audit" as used in this subdivision means a financial audit,
review, program evaluation, best practices review, new text beginevaluation of an incentive program or
exclusive incentive program under section 3.9735,
new text endor investigation. Data relating to an
audit are not public or with respect to data on individuals are confidential until the final
report of the audit has been released by the legislative auditor or the audit is no longer
being actively pursued. Upon release of a final audit report by the legislative auditor, data
relating to an audit are public except data otherwise classified as not public.

(b) Data related to an audit but not published in the audit report and that the
legislative auditor reasonably believes will be used in litigation are not public and with
respect to data on individuals are confidential until the litigation has been completed or is
no longer being actively pursued.

(c) Data on individuals that could reasonably be used to determine the identity of an
individual supplying data for an audit are private if the data supplied by the individual were
needed for an audit and the individual would not have provided the data to the legislative
auditor without an assurance that the individual's identity would remain private, or the
legislative auditor reasonably believes that the subject would not have provided the data.

(d) The definitions of terms provided in section 13.02 apply for purposes of this
subdivision.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 3.98, is amended to read:


3.98 FISCAL NOTESnew text begin AND REVENUE ESTIMATESnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

Preparation.

deleted text begin The head or chief administrative officer of each
department or agency of the state government, including the Supreme Court, shall prepare
a fiscal note at the request of the chair of the standing committee to which a bill has been
referred, or the chair of the house of representatives Ways and Means Committee, or the
chair of the senate Committee on Finance.
deleted text end

deleted text begin For purposes of this subdivision, "Supreme Court" includes all agencies, committees,
and commissions supervised or appointed by the state Supreme Court or the state court
administrator.
deleted text end new text begin (a) The chair of the standing committee to which a bill has been referred,
the chair of the house of representatives Ways and Means Committee, and the chair of
the senate Committee on Finance may request a fiscal note. The chair of the house of
representatives or senate tax committee may request a revenue estimate. A request for a
fiscal note or revenue estimate must be filed with the legislative auditor.
new text end

new text begin (b) Upon receiving a request for a fiscal note or revenue estimate, the legislative
auditor shall request appropriate agencies, offices, boards, or commissions in the executive,
judicial, or legislative branch to provide the legislative auditor with an analysis of the
financial and personnel impacts of the bill. The analysis must include a clear statement
of the assumptions used in the analysis and the extent to which alternative assumptions
were considered. Agencies, offices, boards, or commissions shall, after receiving a request
from the legislative auditor, submit the analysis in the time and manner requested by the
auditor. The legislative auditor may require agencies, offices, boards, or commissions to
use the fiscal note tracking system developed and maintained by the commissioner of
management and budget for submitting fiscal note information and analysis.
new text end

new text begin (c) The legislative auditor shall review the analysis submitted by agencies, offices,
boards, or commissions and assess the reasonableness of the analysis, particularly the
reasonableness of the assumptions used in the analysis. The auditor may require agencies,
offices, boards, or commissions to resubmit their analysis under new assumptions or
calculation parameters as defined by the auditor.
new text end

new text begin (d) When the legislative auditor accepts the final analysis from all relevant agencies,
offices, boards, or commissions, the legislative auditor shall deliver the completed
fiscal note or revenue estimate. The note or estimate must contain the final analysis
and assumptions submitted to the legislative auditor by agencies, offices, boards, or
commissions, and a statement by the legislative auditor as to whether the legislative
auditor agrees with the final analysis and assumptions. The auditor must state the
reasons for any disagreements and may offer alternative analysis and assumptions for
consideration by the legislature. If the legislative auditor deems these disagreements
sufficiently large, the legislative auditor may submit an unofficial "unapproved" fiscal note
to the legislature for public consideration of both the analysis of the agencies, offices,
boards, or commissions, and of the legislative auditor.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Contents.

(a) deleted text beginThedeleted text endnew text begin Anew text end fiscal note, where possible, shall:

(1) cite the effect in dollar amounts;

(2) cite the statutory provisions affected;

(3) estimate the increase or decrease in revenues or expenditures;

(4) include the costs which may be absorbed without additional funds;

(5) include the assumptions used in determining the cost estimates; and

(6) specify any long-range implication.

(b) deleted text beginThedeleted text endnew text begin A revenue estimate must estimate the effect of a bill on state tax revenues.
new text end

new text begin (c) Anew text end fiscal notenew text begin or revenue estimatenew text end may comment on technical or mechanical
defects in the bill but shall express no opinions concerning the merits of the proposal.

Subd. 3.

Distribution.

A copy of deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anew text end fiscal note shall be delivered to the chair
of the Ways and Means Committee of the house of representatives, the chair of the
Finance Committee of the senate, the chair of the standing committee to which the bill
has been referred, to the chief author of the bill and to the commissioner of management
and budget.new text begin A copy of a revenue estimate shall be delivered to the chairs of the house
of representatives and senate tax committees, to the chief author of the bill, and to the
commissioner of revenue.
new text end

Subd. 4.

Uniform procedure.

The deleted text begincommissioner of management and budget
deleted text endnew text beginlegislative auditornew text end shall prescribe a uniform procedure to govern the departments and
agencies of the state in complying with the requirements of this section.

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Tracking system. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget shall
provide the legislative auditor with manuals and other documentation requested by the
auditor for the fiscal note tracking system that is maintained by the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 3.987, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Local impact notes.

The deleted text begincommissioner of management and budget
deleted text endnew text beginlegislative auditornew text end shall coordinate the development of a local impact note for any proposed
legislation deleted text beginintroduced after June 30, 1997,deleted text end upon request of the chair or the ranking minority
member of either legislative Tax, Finance, or Ways and Means Committee. Upon receipt
of a request to prepare a local impact note, the deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin auditornew text end must notify the
authors of the proposed legislation that the request has been made. The local impact note
must be made available to the public upon request. If the action is among the exceptions
listed in section 3.988, a local impact note need not be requested nor prepared. The
deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin auditornew text end shall make a reasonable and timely estimate of the local fiscal impact
on each type of political subdivision that would result from the proposed legislation. The
deleted text begincommissioner of management and budgetdeleted text endnew text begin auditornew text end may require any political subdivision or
the commissioner of an administrative agency of the state to supply in a timely manner
any information determined to be necessary to determine local fiscal impact. The political
subdivision, its representative association, or commissioner shall convey the requested
information to the deleted text begincommissioner of management and budgetdeleted text endnew text begin auditornew text end with a signed
statement to the effect that the information is accurate and complete to the best of its ability.
The political subdivision, its representative association, or commissioner, when requested,
shall update its determination of local fiscal impact based on actual cost or revenue figures,
improved estimates, or both. Upon completion of the note, the deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin auditornew text end must
provide a copy to the authors of the proposed legislation and to the chair and ranking
minority member of each committee to which the proposed legislation is referred.

Sec. 7.

new text begin [6.481] COUNTY AUDITS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Powers and duties. new text end

new text begin All the powers and duties conferred and imposed
upon the state auditor shall be exercised and performed by the state auditor in respect to
the offices, institutions, public property, and improvements of several counties of the
state. The state auditor may visit, without previous notice, each county and examine all
accounts and records relating to the receipt and disbursement of the public funds and the
custody of the public funds and other property. The state auditor shall prescribe and install
systems of accounts and financial reports that shall be uniform, so far as practicable, for
the same class of offices.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Annual audit required. new text end

new text begin A county must have an annual financial audit.
A county may choose to have the audit performed by the state auditor, or may choose to
have the audit performed by a CPA firm meeting the requirements of section 326A.05.
The state auditor or a CPA firm may accept the records and audit of the Department of
Human Services instead of examining county human service funds, if the audit of the
Department of Human Services has been made within any period covered by the auditor's
audit of other county records.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin CPA firm audit. new text end

new text begin A county audit performed by a CPA firm must meet
the standards and be in the form required by the state auditor. The state auditor may
require additional information from the CPA firm if the state auditor determines that is
in the public interest, but the state auditor must accept the audit unless the state auditor
determines it does not meet recognized industry auditing standards or is not in the form
required by the state auditor. The state auditor may make additional examinations as the
auditor determines to be in the public interest.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Audit availability; data. new text end

new text begin A copy of the annual audit by the state auditor or
by a CPA firm must be available for public inspection in the Office of the State Auditor and
in the Office of the County Auditor. If an audit is performed by a CPA firm, data relating
to the audit are subject to the same data classifications that apply under section 6.715. A
CPA firm conducting a county audit must provide access to data relating to the audit and is
liable for unlawful disclosure of the data as if it were a government entity under chapter 13.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin If an audit conducted by the state auditor or a CPA firm
discloses malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance, the auditor must report this to the
county attorney, who shall institute civil and criminal proceedings as the law and the
protection of the public interests requires.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Payments to state auditor. new text end

new text begin A county audited by the state auditor must
pay the state auditor for the costs and expenses of the audit. If the state auditor makes
additional examinations of a county whose audit is performed by a CPA firm, the county
must pay the auditor for the cost of these examinations. Payments must be deposited in
the state auditor enterprise fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Procedures for change of auditor. new text end

new text begin A county that plans to change to or
from the state auditor and a CPA firm must notify the state auditor of this change by
August 1 of an even-numbered year. Upon this notice, the following calendar year will be
the first year's records that will be subject to an audit by the new entity. A county that
changes to or from the state auditor must have two annual audits done by the new entity.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 10A.01, subdivision 26, is amended to read:


Subd. 26.

Noncampaign disbursement.

"Noncampaign disbursement" means
a purchase or payment of money or anything of value made, or an advance of credit
incurred, or a donation in kind received, by a principal campaign committee for any of
the following purposes:

(1) payment for accounting and legal services;

(2) return of a contribution to the source;

(3) repayment of a loan made to the principal campaign committee by that committee;

(4) deleted text beginreturn of a public subsidy;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end payment for food, beverages, and necessary utensils and supplies, entertainment,
and facility rental for a fund-raising event;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end services for a constituent by a member of the legislature or a constitutional
officer in the executive branch, including the costs of preparing and distributing a
suggestion or idea solicitation to constituents, performed from the beginning of the term
of office to adjournment sine die of the legislature in the election year for the office
held, and half the cost of services for a constituent by a member of the legislature or a
constitutional officer in the executive branch performed from adjournment sine die to 60
days after adjournment sine die;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end payment for food and beverages consumed by a candidate or volunteers while
they are engaged in campaign activities;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end payment for food or a beverage consumed while attending a reception or
meeting directly related to legislative duties;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end payment of expenses incurred by elected or appointed leaders of a legislative
caucus in carrying out their leadership responsibilities;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end payment by a principal campaign committee of the candidate's expenses
for serving in public office, other than for personal uses;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end costs of child care for the candidate's children when campaigning;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end fees paid to attend a campaign school;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end costs of a postelection party during the election year when a candidate's
name will no longer appear on a ballot or the general election is concluded, whichever
occurs first;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end interest on loans paid by a principal campaign committee on outstanding
loans;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end filing fees;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end post-general election holiday or seasonal cards, thank-you notes, or
advertisements in the news media mailed or published prior to the end of the election cycle;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end the cost of campaign material purchased to replace defective campaign
material, if the defective material is destroyed without being used;

deleted text begin (18)deleted text endnew text begin (17)new text end contributions to a party unit;

deleted text begin (19)deleted text endnew text begin (18)new text end payments for funeral gifts or memorials;

deleted text begin (20)deleted text endnew text begin (19)new text end the cost of a magnet less than six inches in diameter containing legislator
contact information and distributed to constituents;

deleted text begin (21)deleted text endnew text begin (20)new text end costs associated with a candidate attending a political party state or national
convention in this state;

deleted text begin (22)deleted text endnew text begin (21)new text end other purchases or payments specified in board rules or advisory opinions
as being for any purpose other than to influence the nomination or election of a candidate
or to promote or defeat a ballot question; and

deleted text begin (23)deleted text endnew text begin (22)new text end costs paid to a third party for processing contributions made by a credit
card, debit card, or electronic check.

The board must determine whether an activity involves a noncampaign disbursement
within the meaning of this subdivision.

A noncampaign disbursement is considered to be made in the year in which the
candidate made the purchase of goods or services or incurred an obligation to pay for
goods or services.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015, and applies to elections
held on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 10A.105, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Single committee.

A candidate must not accept contributions
from a source, other than self, in aggregate in excess of $750 deleted text beginor accept a public subsidy
deleted text endunless the candidate designates and causes to be formed a single principal campaign
committee for each office sought. A candidate may not authorize, designate, or cause to be
formed any other political committee bearing the candidate's name or title or otherwise
operating under the direct or indirect control of the candidate. However, a candidate may
be involved in the direct or indirect control of a party unit.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015, and applies to elections
held on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 10A.15, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Anonymous contributions.

A political committee, political fund,
principal campaign committee, or party unit may not retain an anonymous contribution
in excess of $20, but must forward it to the board for deposit in the general deleted text beginaccount of
the state elections campaign account
deleted text endnew text begin fundnew text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 10A.245, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Termination by board.

The board may terminate the registration of
a principal campaign committee, party unit, political committee, or political fund found
to be inactive under this section 60 days after sending written notice of inactivity by
certified mail to the affected association at the last address on record with the board for
that association. Within 60 days after the board sends notice under this section, the
affected association must dispose of its assets as provided in this subdivision. The assets
of the principal campaign committee, party unit, or political committee must be used for
the purposes authorized by this chapter or section 211B.12 or must be liquidated and
deposited in the general deleted text beginaccount of the state elections campaign accountdeleted text endnew text begin fundnew text end. The assets
of an association's political fund that were derived from the association's general treasury
money revert to the association's general treasury. Assets of a political fund that resulted
from contributions to the political fund must be used for the purposes authorized by this
chapter or section 211B.12 or must be liquidated and deposited in the general deleted text beginaccount of
the state elections campaign account
deleted text endnew text begin fundnew text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 10A.257, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Unused funds.

new text beginFor election cycles ending on or before December
31, 2016,
new text endafter all campaign expenditures and noncampaign disbursements for an election
cycle have been made, an amount up to 25 percent of thenew text begin 2014new text end election cycle expenditure
limit for the office may be carried forward. Any remaining amount up to the total amount of
the new text begin2014 new text endpublic subsidy from the state elections campaign fund must be returned to the state
treasury for credit to the general fund under section 10A.324. Any remaining amount in
excess of the new text begin2014 new text endtotal public subsidy must be contributed to the state elections campaign
account or a political party for multicandidate expenditures as defined in section 10A.275.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015, and applies to elections
held on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 10A.38, is amended to read:


10A.38 CAPTIONING OF CAMPAIGN ADVERTISEMENTS.

(a) deleted text beginThis section applies to a campaign advertisement by a candidate who is governed
by an agreement under section 10A.322.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end "Campaign advertisement" means a professionally produced visual or audio
recording of two minutes or less produced by the candidate for the purpose of influencing
the nomination or election of a candidate.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end A campaign advertisement that is disseminated as an advertisement by
broadcast or cable television must include closed captioning for deaf and hard-of-hearing
viewers, unless the candidate has filed with the board before the advertisement is
disseminated a statement setting forth the reasons for not doing so. A campaign
advertisement that is disseminated as an advertisement to the public on the candidate's
Web site must include closed captioning for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers, unless the
candidate has posted on the Web site a transcript of the spoken content of the advertisement
or the candidate has filed with the board before the advertisement is disseminated a
statement setting forth the reasons for not doing so. A campaign advertisement must
not be disseminated as an advertisement by radio unless the candidate has posted on
the candidate's Web site a transcript of the spoken content of the advertisement or the
candidate has filed with the board before the advertisement is disseminated a statement
setting forth the reasons for not doing so.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 14.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Substantial economic impact. new text end

new text begin A rule has a "substantial economic impact"
if the rule would result in, or likely result in:
new text end

new text begin (1) an adverse effect or impact on the private-sector economy of the state of
Minnesota of $5,000,000 or more in a single year;
new text end

new text begin (2) a significant increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual private-sector
industries, state agencies, local governments, individuals, or private-sector enterprises
within certain geographic regions inside the state of Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (3) significant adverse impacts on the competitiveness of private-sector
Minnesota-based enterprises or on private-sector employment, investment, productivity,
or innovation within the state of Minnesota; or
new text end

new text begin (4) compliance costs, in the first year after the rule takes effect, of more than $25,000
for any one business that has less than 50 full-time employees, or for any one statutory or
home rule charter city that has less than ten full-time employees.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 14.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authority to adopt original rules restricted.

new text begin(a) new text endEach agency shall
adopt, amend, suspend, or repeal its rulesnew text begin: (1)new text end in accordance with the procedures specified
in sections 14.001 to 14.69deleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin; (2)new text end only pursuant to authority delegated by new text beginstate or
federal
new text endlawnew text begin;new text end andnew text begin (3)new text end in full compliance with its duties and obligations.

new text begin (b)new text end If a law authorizing rules is repealed, the rules adopted pursuant to that law are
automatically repealed on the effective date of the law's repeal unless there is another
law authorizing the rules.

new text begin (c)new text end Except as provided in section 14.06, sections 14.001 to 14.69 shall not be
authority for an agency to adopt, amend, suspend, or repeal rules.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 14.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Authority to modify proposed rule.

(a) An agency may modify a
proposed rule in accordance with the procedures of the Administrative Procedure Act.
However, an agency may not modify a proposed rule so that it is substantially different
from the proposed rule in the notice of intent to adopt rules or notice of hearing.

(b) A modification does not make a proposed rule substantially different if:

(1) the differences are within the scope of the matter announced in the notice of
intent to adopt or notice of hearing and are in character with the issues raised in that notice;

(2) the differences are a logical outgrowth of the contents of the notice of intent to
adopt or notice of hearing and the comments submitted in response to the notice; and

(3) the notice of intent to adopt or notice of hearing provided fair warning that the
outcome of that rulemaking proceeding could be the rule in question.

(c) In determining whether the notice of intent to adopt or notice of hearing provided
fair warning that the outcome of that rulemaking proceeding could be the rule in question
the following factors must be considered:

(1) the extent to which persons who will be affected by the rule should have
understood that the rulemaking proceeding on which it is based could affect their interests;

(2) the extent to which the subject matter of the rule or issues determined by the
rule are different from the subject matter or issues contained in the notice of intent to
adopt or notice of hearing; and

(3) the extent to which the effects of the rule differ from the effects of the proposed
rule contained in the notice of intent to adopt or notice of hearing.

new text begin (d) A modification makes a proposed rule substantially different if the modification
causes a rule that did not previously have a substantial economic impact to have a
substantial economic impact.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 14.116, is amended to read:


14.116 NOTICE TO LEGISLATURE.

(a) By January 15 each year, each agency must submit its rulemaking docket
maintained under section 14.366, and the official rulemaking record required under section
14.365 for any rule adopted during the preceding calendar year, to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative policy and budget committees with jurisdiction over
the subject matter of the proposed rulenew text begin and to the Legislative Coordinating Commission.
Each agency must post a link to its rulemaking docket on the agency Web site home page
new text end.

(b) When an agency mails notice of intent to adopt rules under section 14.14 or
14.22, the agency must send a copy of the same notice and a copy of the statement of need
and reasonableness to the chairs and ranking minority party members of the legislative
policy and budget committees with jurisdiction over the subject matter of the proposed
rules and to the Legislative Coordinating Commission.

(c) In addition, if the mailing of the notice is within two years of the effective date
of the law granting the agency authority to adopt the proposed rules, the agency shall
make reasonable efforts to send a copy of the notice and the statement to all sitting
legislators who were chief house of representatives and senate authors of the bill granting
the rulemaking authority. If the bill was amended to include this rulemaking authority,
the agency shall make reasonable efforts to send the notice and the statement to the chief
house of representatives and senate authors of the amendment granting rulemaking
authority, rather than to the chief authors of the bill.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 14.127, is amended to read:


14.127 LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL REQUIRED.

Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginCost thresholdsdeleted text endnew text begin Substantial economic impactnew text end.

An agency must
determine if deleted text beginthe cost of complying withdeleted text end a proposed rule deleted text beginin the first year after the rule
takes effect will exceed $25,000 for: (1) any one business that has less than 50 full-time
employees; or (2) any one statutory or home rule charter city that has less than ten
full-time employees. For purposes of this section, "business" means a business entity
organized for profit or as a nonprofit, and includes an individual, partnership, corporation,
joint venture, association, or cooperative
deleted text endnew text begin has a substantial economic impact, as defined
in section 14.02, subdivision 5
new text end.

Subd. 2.

Agency determination.

An agency must make the determination required
by subdivision 1 before the deleted text beginclose of the hearing record, or before the agency submits the
record to the administrative law judge if there is no hearing
deleted text endnew text begin agency gives notice under
section 14.14, 14.22, 14.225, or 14.389
new text end. deleted text beginThe administrative law judge must review and
deleted text enddeleted text beginapprove or disapprove the agency determination under this section.
deleted text end

Subd. 3.

Legislative approval required.

new text begin (a) If the agency determines that a
proposed rule has a substantial economic impact, the agency must request the legislative
auditor to convene a five-person peer review advisory panel to conduct an impact analysis
of the proposed rule. Within 30 days of receipt of the agency's request, the legislative
auditor shall convene a peer review advisory panel. The advisory panel must be made up
of individuals who have not directly or indirectly been involved in the work conducted or
contracted by the agency and who are not employed by the agency. The agency must pay
each panel member for the costs of the person's service on the panel, as determined by
the legislative auditor. The agency shall transfer an amount from the agency's operating
budget to the legislative auditor to pay for costs for convening the peer review advisory
panel process. The panel may receive written and oral comments from the public during
its review. The panel must submit its report within 60 days of being convened. The
agency must receive a final report from the panel before the agency conducts a public
hearing on a proposed rule or, if no hearing is held, before the rule is submitted to the
administrative law judge. The panel's report must include its conclusions on the extent to
which the proposed rule:
new text end

new text begin (1) is based on sound, reasonably available scientific, technical, economic, or other
information or rationale; and
new text end

new text begin (2) is more restrictive than a standard, limitation, or requirement imposed by federal
law or rule pertaining to the same subject matter.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the agency determines that a rule does not have a substantial economic impact,
the administrative law judge must review this determination. If the administrative law
judge determines that a rule may have a substantial economic impact, the agency must
have the legislative auditor arrange for the analysis required by paragraph (a), and the
agency must give new notice of intent to adopt the proposed rule after receiving this
analysis. The administrative law judge may make this determination as part of the
administrative law judge's report on the proposed rule, or at any earlier time after the
administrative law judge is assigned to the rule proceeding.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endIf the agency determines that the deleted text begincost exceeds the threshold in subdivision 1
deleted text endnew text beginproposed rule has a substantial economic impactnew text end, or if the administrative law judge
disapproves the agency's determination that the deleted text begincost doesdeleted text end new text beginrule does new text endnot deleted text beginexceed the threshold
in subdivision 1, any business that has less than 50 full-time employees or any statutory
or home rule charter city that has less than ten full-time employees may file a written
statement with the agency claiming a temporary exemption from the rules. Upon filing of
such a statement with the agency, the rules do not apply to that business or that city until the
rules are
deleted text end new text beginhave a substantial economic impact, the agency or the administrative law judge
shall deliver the determination and peer review advisory panel report to the Legislative
Coordinating Commission and to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house
of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the subject
matter of the rule, and the proposed rule does not take effect until the rule is
new text endapproved by a
law enacted after the agency determination or administrative law judge disapproval.

Subd. 4.

Exceptions.

(a) deleted text beginSubdivision 3 does not apply if the administrative law
judge approves an agency's determination that the legislature has appropriated money to
sufficiently fund the expected cost of the rule upon the business or city proposed to be
regulated by the rule.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end Subdivision 3 does not apply if the administrative law judge approves an
agency's determination that the rule has been proposed pursuant to a specific federal
statutory or regulatory mandate.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(b) new text endThis section does not apply if the rule is adopted under section 14.388 or
under another law specifying that the rulemaking procedures of this chapter do not apply.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endThis section does not apply to a rule adopted by the Public Utilities
Commission.

deleted text begin (e) Subdivision 3 does not apply if the governor waives application of subdivision 3.
The governor may issue a waiver at any time, either before or after the rule would take
effect, but for the requirement of legislative approval. As soon as possible after issuing a
waiver under this paragraph, the governor must send notice of the waiver to the speaker of
the house and the president of the senate and must publish notice of this determination in
the State Register.
deleted text end

Subd. 5.

Severability.

If an administrative law judge determines that part of a
proposed rule deleted text beginexceeds the threshold specified in subdivision 1deleted text endnew text begin has a substantial economic
impact
new text end, but that a severable portion of a proposed rule does not deleted text beginexceed the threshold in
subdivision 1
deleted text endnew text begin have a substantial economic impactnew text end, the administrative law judge may
provide that the severable portion of the rule that does not deleted text beginexceed the thresholddeleted text end new text beginhave a
substantial economic impact
new text endmay take effect without legislative approval.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 14.131, is amended to read:


14.131 STATEMENT OF NEED AND REASONABLENESS.

By the date of the section 14.14, subdivision 1a, new text begin14.22, or 14.225, new text endnotice, the agency
must prepare, review, and make available for public review a statement of the need for and
reasonableness of the rule. The statement of need and reasonableness must be prepared
under rules adopted by the chief administrative law judge and must include the following
to the extent the agency, through reasonable effort, can ascertain this information:

(1) a description of the classes of persons who probably will be affected by the
proposed rule, including classes that will bear the costs of the proposed rule and classes
that will benefit from the proposed rule;

(2) the probable costs to the agency and to any other agency of the implementation
and enforcement of the proposed rule and any anticipated effect on state revenues;

(3) a determination of whether there are less costly methods or less intrusive
methods for achieving the purpose of the proposed rule;

(4) a description of any alternative methods for achieving the purpose of the
proposed rule that were seriously considered by the agency and the reasons why they
were rejected in favor of the proposed rule;

(5) the probable costs of complying with the proposed rule, including the portion
of the total costs that will be borne by identifiable categories of affected parties, such as
separate classes of governmental units, businesses, or individuals;

(6) the probable costs or consequences of not adopting the proposed rule, including
those costs or consequences borne by identifiable categories of affected parties, such as
separate classes of government units, businesses, or individuals;

(7) an assessment of any differences between the proposed rule and existing federal
regulations and a specific analysis of the need for and reasonableness of each difference; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(8) an assessment of the cumulative effect of the rule with other federal and state
regulations related to the specific purpose of the ruledeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (9) the agency's findings and conclusions that support its determination that the
proposed rule does or does not have a substantial economic impact.
new text end

The statement must describe how the agency, in developing the rules, considered
and implemented the legislative policy supporting performance-based regulatory systems
set forth in section 14.002new text begin in a cost-effective and timely mannernew text end.

For purposes of clause (8), "cumulative effect" means the impact that results from
incremental impact of the proposed rule in addition to other rules, regardless of what
state or federal agency has adopted the other rules. Cumulative effects can result from
individually minor but collectively significant rules adopted over a period of time.

new text begin The statement must describe, with reasonable particularity, the scientific, technical,
economic, or other information and rationale that supports the proposed rule.
new text end

The statement must also describe the agency's efforts to provide additional
notification under section 14.14, subdivision 1a, to persons or classes of persons who may
be affected by the proposed rule or must explain why these efforts were not made.

The agency must consult with the commissioner of management and budget to
help evaluate the fiscal impact and fiscal benefits of the proposed rule on units of local
government. The agency must send a copy of the statement of need and reasonableness
to the Legislative Reference Library when the notice of hearing is mailed under section
14.14, subdivision 1a.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 14.388, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Notice.

An agency proposing to adopt, amend, or repeal a rule under this
section must givenew text begin notice to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
policy and budget committees with jurisdiction over the subject matter of the proposed
rules and to the Legislative Coordinating Commission, must give
new text end electronic notice of its
intent in accordance with section 16E.07, subdivision 3, and new text beginmust give new text endnotice by United
States mail or electronic mail to persons who have registered their names with the agency
under section 14.14, subdivision 1a. The notice must be given no later than the date the
agency submits the proposed rule to the Office of Administrative Hearings for review
of its legality and must include:

(1) the proposed rule, amendment, or repeal;

(2) an explanation of why the rule meets the requirements of the good cause
exemption under subdivision 1; and

(3) a statement that interested parties have five business days after the date of the
notice to submit comments to the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 14.389, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Notice and comment.

The agency must publish notice of the proposed
rule in the State Register deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end must mail the notice by United States mail or electronic
mail to persons who have registered with the agency to receive mailed noticesnew text begin, and must
give notice to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative policy and
budget committees with jurisdiction over the subject matter of the proposed rules and to
the Legislative Coordinating Commission
new text end. The mailed notice new text beginand the notice to legislators
new text endmust include either a copy of the proposed rule or a description of the nature and effect
of the proposed rule and a statement that a free copy is available from the agency upon
request. The notice in the State Register must include the proposed rule or the amended
rule in the form required by the revisor under section 14.07, an easily readable and
understandable summary of the overall nature and effect of the proposed rule, and a
citation to the most specific statutory authority for the rule, including authority for the
rule to be adopted under the process in this section. The agency must allow 30 days after
publication in the State Register for comment on the rule.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 14.44, is amended to read:


14.44 DETERMINATION OF VALIDITY OF RULE.

new text begin (a) new text endThe validity of any rulenew text begin, or the validity of any agency policy, guideline, bulletin,
criterion, manual standard, or similar pronouncement that the petitioner believes is a
rule as defined in section 14.02, subdivision 4,
new text end may be determined upon the petition
for a declaratory judgment thereon, addressed to the Court of Appeals, when it appears
that the rulenew text begin or pronouncementnew text end, or its threatened application, interferes with or impairs,
or threatens to interfere with or impair the legal rights or privileges of the petitioner.
The agency shall be made a party to the proceeding. The declaratory judgment may be
rendered whether or not the petitioner has first requested the agency to pass upon the
validity of the rule in question, new text beginwhether or not the petitioner has petitioned the Office
of Administrative Hearings under section 14.381,
new text endand whether or not the agency has
commenced an action against the petitioner to enforce the rule.

new text begin (b) If the subject of the petition is an agency policy, guideline, bulletin, criterion,
manual standard, or similar pronouncement, the agency must cease enforcement of the
pronouncement upon filing of the petition until the Court of Appeals rules on the matter.
The agency is liable for all costs associated with review of the petition. If the Court of
Appeals rules in favor of the agency, the agency may recover all or a portion of the cost
from the petitioner unless the petitioner is entitled to proceed in forma pauperis under
section 563.01, or the court determines that the petition was brought in good faith or the
assessment of the costs would constitute an undue hardship for the petitioner.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 14.45, is amended to read:


14.45 RULE DECLARED INVALID.

In proceedings under section 14.44, the court shall declare the rule new text beginor agency
pronouncement
new text endinvalid if it finds that it violates constitutional provisions or exceeds the
statutory authority of the agency or new text beginif the rule new text endwas adopted new text beginor the pronouncement was
improperly implemented
new text endwithout compliance with statutory rulemaking procedures. Any
party to proceedings under section 14.44, including the agency, may appeal an adverse
decision of the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court as in other civil cases.

Sec. 24.

new text begin [15.0145] ETHNIC COUNCILS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Three ethnic councils; creation. new text end

new text begin (a) The Minnesota Council on
Latino Affairs includes public members with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, any of the
countries in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Minnesota African Heritage Council includes public members of black
African ancestry.
new text end

new text begin (c) The Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans includes public members with an
ethnic heritage from any of the countries east of, and including, Afghanistan or the
Pacific Islands.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) Each council has 15 voting members. Eleven members
of each council are public members appointed by the governor. Four members of each
council are legislators.
new text end

new text begin (b) The governor shall appoint 11 members of each council as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs must include one member representing
each of the state's congressional districts and three members appointed at-large. The
governor must attempt to ensure that the demographic composition of council members
accurately reflects the demographic composition of Minnesota's Latino community,
including recent immigrants, as determined by the state demographer;
new text end

new text begin (2) the Minnesota African Heritage Council must include members who are
broadly representative of the African heritage community of the state. The council must
include at least five females. At least three members must be first or second generation
African immigrants, who generally reflect the demographic composition of these African
immigrants, as determined by the state demographer; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans must include one member from each
of the five ancestries with the state's highest percentages of Asian-Pacific populations,
as determined by the state demographer. The other six members must be broadly
representative of the rest of the Asian-Pacific population, with no more than one council
member from any one ancestry. For purposes of this clause, ancestry refers to heritage that
is commonly accepted in Minnesota as a unique population.
new text end

new text begin (c) Four legislators are voting members of each council. The speaker of the house
and the house minority leader shall each appoint one member to each council. The
Subcommittee on Committees of the senate Committee on Rules and Administration shall
appoint one member of the majority caucus and one member of the minority caucus to
each council.
new text end

new text begin (d) The governor may appoint a commissioner of a state agency or a designee of that
commissioner to serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting member of a council.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Appointments; terms; removal. new text end

new text begin (a) In making appointments to a council,
the governor shall consider an appointee's proven dedication and commitment to the
council's community and any expertise possessed by the appointee that might be beneficial
to the council, such as experience in public policy, legal affairs, social work, business,
or management. The executive director of a council and legislative members may offer
advice to the governor on applicants seeking appointment.
new text end

new text begin (b) Terms, compensation, and filling of vacancies for members appointed by the
governor are as provided in section 15.059. Removal of members appointed by the
governor is governed by section 15.059, except that: (1) a member who missed more than
half of the council meetings convened during a 12-month period automatically is removed
from the council; and (2) a member appointed by the governor may be removed by a vote
of three of the four legislative members of the council. The chair of a council shall inform
the governor of the need for the governor to fill a vacancy on the council. Legislative
members serve at the pleasure of their appointing authority.
new text end

new text begin (c) A member appointed by the governor may serve no more than a total of eight
years on a council. A legislator may serve no more than eight consecutive years or 12
nonconsecutive years on any one council.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Training; executive committee; meetings; support. new text end

new text begin (a) A member
appointed by the governor must attend orientation training within the first six months of
service for each term. The commissioner of administration must arrange for the training
to include but not be limited to the legislative process, government data practices, open
meeting law, Robert's Rules of Order, fiscal management, and human resources. The
governor must remove a member who does not complete the training.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each council shall annually elect from among the members appointed by the
governor a chair and other officers it deems necessary. These officers and one legislative
member selected by the council shall serve as the executive committee of the council.
new text end

new text begin (c) Forty percent of voting members of a council constitutes a quorum. A quorum is
required to conduct council business. A council member may not vote on any action if the
member has a conflict of interest under section 10A.07.
new text end

new text begin (d) Each council shall receive administrative support from the commissioner of
administration under section 16B.371.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Executive director; staff. new text end

new text begin (a) The Legislative Coordinating Commission
must appoint an executive director for each council. The executive director must be
experienced in administrative activities and familiar with the challenges and needs of
the ethnic council's larger community. The executive director serves in the unclassified
service at the pleasure of the Legislative Coordinating Commission.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Legislative Coordinating Commission must establish a process for recruiting
and selecting applicants for the executive director positions. This process must include
consultation and collaboration with the applicable council.
new text end

new text begin (c) The executive director and applicable council members must work together in
fulfilling council duties. The executive director must consult with the commissioners of
administration and management and budget to ensure appropriate financial, purchasing,
human resources, and other services for operation of the council. The executive director
must appoint and supervise the work of other staff necessary to carry out the duties of the
council. The executive director and other council staff are executive branch employees.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Duties of council. new text end

new text begin (a) A council must work for the implementation
of economic, social, legal, and political equality for its constituency. The council shall
work with the legislature and governor to carry out this work by performing the duties
in this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) A council shall advise the governor and the legislature on issues confronting the
constituency of the council. This may include, but is not limited to, presenting the results
of surveys, studies, and community forums to the appropriate executive departments
and legislative committees.
new text end

new text begin (c) A council shall advise the governor and the legislature of administrative
and legislative changes needed to improve the economic and social condition of the
constituency of the council. This may include but is not limited to working with legislators
to develop politically feasible legislation to address these issues and to work for passage
of the legislation. This may also include making recommendations regarding the state's
affirmative action program and the state's targeted group small business program, or
working with state agencies and organizations to develop business opportunities and
promote economic development for the constituency of the council.
new text end

new text begin (d) A council shall advise the governor and the legislature of the implications
and effect of proposed administrative and legislative changes on the constituency of
the council. This may include but is not limited to tracking legislation, testifying as
appropriate, and meeting with executive departments and legislators.
new text end

new text begin (e) A council shall serve as a liaison between state government and organizations that
serve the constituency of the council. This may include but is not limited to working with
these organizations to carry out the duties in paragraphs (a) to (d), and working with these
organizations to develop informational programs or publications to involve and empower
the constituency in seeking improvement in their economic and social conditions.
new text end

new text begin (f) A council shall perform or contract for the performance of studies designed
to suggest solutions to the problems of the constituency of the council in the areas of
education, employment, human rights, health, housing, social welfare, and other related
areas.
new text end

new text begin (g) In carrying out duties under this subdivision, councils may act to advise on issues
that affect the shared constituencies of more than one council.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Duties of council members. new text end

new text begin A council member shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) attend and participate in scheduled meetings and be prepared by reviewing
meeting notes;
new text end

new text begin (2) maintain and build communication with the community represented;
new text end

new text begin (3) collaborate with the council and executive director in carrying out the council's
duties; and
new text end

new text begin (4) participate in activities the council or executive director deem appropriate and
necessary to facilitate the goals and duties of the council.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin A council must report on the measurable outcomes achieved in
the council's current strategic plan to meet its statutory duties, along with the specific
objectives and outcome measures proposed for the following year. The council must
submit the report by January 15 each year to the chairs of the committees in the house of
representatives and the senate with primary jurisdiction over state government operations.
Each report must cover the calendar year of the year before the report is submitted. The
specific objectives and outcome measures for the following current year must focus on
three or four achievable objectives, action steps, and measurable outcomes for which
the council will be held accountable. The strategic plan may include other items that
support the statutory purposes of the council but should not distract from the primary
statutory proposals presented. The funding request of each council, after approval by the
Legislative Coordinating Commission, must also be presented by February 1 in each
odd-numbered year.
new text end

Sec. 25.

new text begin [16A.0565] CENTRALIZED TRACKING LIST OF AGENCY
PROJECTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Centralized tracking. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must maintain a
centralized tracking list of new agency projects estimated to cost more than $100,000 that
are paid for from the general fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin New agency project. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section a "new agency
project" means:
new text end

new text begin (1) any new agency program or activity with more than $100,000 in funding from
the general fund; and
new text end

new text begin (2) any pre-existing agency program or activity with an increase of $100,000 or
more above the base level in general fund support.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, a new agency project does not include:
new text end

new text begin (i) general aid programs for units of local government, or entitlement programs
providing assistance to individuals; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) a new program or activity or increase in a program or activity that is mandated
by law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Transparency requirements. new text end

new text begin The centralized tracking list maintained by
the commissioner must report the following for each new agency project:
new text end

new text begin (1) name of the agency and title of the project;
new text end

new text begin (2) a brief description of the project and its purposes;
new text end

new text begin (3) the extent to which the project has been implemented; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the amount of money that has been spent on the project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Timing and reporting. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must display the information
required by subdivision 3 on the department's Web site. The list shall be maintained in a
widely available and common document format such as a spreadsheet, that does not
require any new costs to develop. The commissioner must report this information to the
chairs of the house of representatives Ways and Means Committee and senate Finance
Committee quarterly, and must update the information on the Web site at least quarterly.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.065, is amended to read:


16A.065 PREPAY SOFTWARE, SUBSCRIPTIONS, UNITED STATES
DOCUMENTS.

Notwithstanding section 16A.41, subdivision 1, the commissioner may allow an
agency to make advance deposits or payments for software or software maintenance
services for state-owned or leased electronic data processing equipment,new text begin for information
technology hosting services,
new text end for sole source maintenance agreements where it is not
cost-effective to pay in arrears, for exhibit booth space or boat slip rental when required
by the renter to guarantee the availability of space, for registration fees where advance
payment is required or advance payment discount is provided, and for newspaper,
magazine, and other subscription fees customarily paid for in advance. The commissioner
may also allow advance deposits by any department with the Library of Congress and
federal Supervisor of Documents for items to be purchased from those federal agencies.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.103, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 1h. new text end

new text begin Revenue uncertainty information. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall report
to the legislature within 14 days of a forecast under subdivision 1 on uncertainty in
Minnesota's general fund revenue projections. The report shall present information on: (1)
the estimated range of forecast error for revenues and (2) the data and methods used to
construct those measurements.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.11, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3d. new text end

new text begin Consideration of general incentives. new text end

new text begin In supplement to, and under the
same deadline as, the governor's budget submission under subdivision 3, the commissioner
shall submit a report identifying each general incentive for which an evaluation was
completed under section 3.9735 in accordance with this section since the governor's
previous budget submission. For each evaluated incentive, the commissioner's report shall
include a recommendation for whether the incentive should be continued or modified,
or whether the state would be better served by using other incentives or strategies to
achieve the incentive's goals. The commissioner's report must include the rationale for
each recommendation.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.11, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3e. new text end

new text begin Consideration of best practices for exclusive incentives. new text end

new text begin If a new
analysis of best practices for exclusive incentives under section 3.9735 has been
completed since the governor's previous budget submission, the commissioner's report
under subdivision 3d shall include recommendations for when and how Minnesota should
offer and manage exclusive incentives in the future and how they should be structured.
The commissioner's report must include the rationale for each recommendation.
new text end

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16B.24, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin State band. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must provide free rehearsal and storage
space in the same building in the Capitol Area to an entity known as the Minnesota
State Band, which is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16B.335, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Construction and major remodeling.

(a) The commissioner, or
any other recipient to whom an appropriation is made to acquire or better public lands
or buildings or other public improvements of a capital nature, must not prepare final
plans and specifications for any construction, major remodeling, or land acquisition in
anticipation of which the appropriation was made until the agency that will use the
project has presented the program plan and cost estimates for all elements necessary to
complete the project to the chair of the senate Finance Committee and the chair of the
house of representatives Ways and Means Committee and the chairs have made their
recommendations, and the chair and ranking minority member of the senate Capital
Investment Committee and the chair and ranking minority member of the house of
representatives Capital Investment Committee are notified. "Construction or major
remodeling" means construction of a new building, a substantial addition to an existing
building, or a substantial change to the interior configuration of an existing building. The
presentation must note any significant changes in the work that will be done, or in its cost,
since the appropriation for the project was enacted or from the predesign submittal. The
program plans and estimates must be presented for review at least two weeks before a
recommendation is needed. The recommendations are advisory only. Failure or refusal to
make a recommendation is considered a negative recommendation.

new text begin (b) new text endThe chairs and ranking minority members of the senate Finance and Capital
Investment Committees deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end the house of representatives Capital Investment and Ways
and Means Committeesnew text begin, and the house of representatives and senate budget committees or
divisions with jurisdiction over the agency that will use the project
new text end must also be notified
whenever there is a substantial change in a construction or major remodeling project, or in
its cost.new text begin This notice must include the nature and reason for the change, and the anticipated
cost of the change. The notice must be given no later than 10 days after signing a change
order or other document authorizing a change in the project, or if there is not a change
order or other document, no later than 10 days after the project owner becomes aware of a
substantial change in the project or its cost.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Capital projects exempt from the requirements deleted text beginof this subdivisiondeleted text endnew text begin in
paragraph (a) to seek recommendations before preparing final plans and specifications
new text endinclude demolition or decommissioning of state assets, hazardous material projects, utility
infrastructure projects, environmental testing, parking lots, parking structures, park and
ride facilities, bus rapid transit stations, light rail lines, passenger rail projects, exterior
lighting, fencing, highway rest areas, truck stations, storage facilities not consisting
primarily of offices or heated work areas, roads, bridges, trails, pathways, campgrounds,
athletic fields, dams, floodwater retention systems, water access sites, harbors, sewer
separation projects, water and wastewater facilities, port development projects for which
the commissioner of transportation has entered into an assistance agreement under section
457A.04, ice centers, a local government project with a construction cost of less than
$1,500,000, or any other capital project with a construction cost of less than $750,000.
new text beginThe requirements in paragraph (b) to give notice of changes applies to these projects.
new text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16B.371, is amended to read:


16B.371 ASSISTANCE TO SMALL AGENCIES.

(a) The commissioner deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end provide administrative support services to new text begina new text endsmall
deleted text beginagenciesdeleted text endnew text begin agency requesting these servicesnew text end. To promote efficiency and cost-effective use
of state resources, and to improve financial controls, the commissioner may require
a small agency to receive administrative support services through the Department of
Administration or through another agency designated by the commissioner. Services
subject to this section include finance, accounting, payroll, purchasing, human resources,
and other services designated by the commissioner. The commissioner may determine
what constitutes a small agency for purposes of this section. The commissioner, in
consultation with the commissioner of management and budget and small agencies, shall
evaluate small agencies' needs for administrative support services. If the commissioner
provides administrative support services to a small agency, the commissioner must enter
into a service level agreement with the agency, specifying the services to be provided and
the costs and anticipated outcomes of the services.

(b) The Chicano Latino Affairs Council, the Council on Black Minnesotans, the
Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, the Indian Affairs Council, and the Minnesota
State Council on Disability must use the services specified in paragraph (a).

(c) The commissioner of administration may assess agencies for services it provides
under this section. The amounts assessed are appropriated to the commissioner.

(d) For agencies covered in this section, the commissioner has the authority to require
the agency to comply with applicable state finance, accounting, payroll, purchasing, and
human resources policies. The agencies served retain the ownership and responsibility for
spending decisions and for ongoing implementation of appropriate business operations.

Sec. 33.

new text begin [16B.4805] ACCOMMODATION REIMBURSEMENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) "Reasonable accommodation" as used in this section
has the meaning given in section 363A.08.
new text end

new text begin (b) "State agency" as used in this section has the meaning given in section 16A.011,
subdivision 12.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Reasonable accommodations eligible for reimbursement" as used in this section
means:
new text end

new text begin (1) reasonable accommodations provided to applicants for employment;
new text end

new text begin (2) reasonable accommodations for employees for services that will need to be
provided on a periodic or ongoing basis; or
new text end

new text begin (3) reasonable accommodations that involve onetime expenses that total more than
$1,000 for an employee in a fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reimbursement for making reasonable accommodation. new text end

new text begin The
commissioner of administration shall reimburse state agencies for expenses incurred in
making reasonable accommodations eligible for reimbursement for agency employees and
applicants for employment to the extent that funds are available in the accommodation
account established under subdivision 3 for this purpose.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Accommodation account established. new text end

new text begin The accommodation account
is created as an account in the special revenue fund for reimbursing state agencies for
expenses incurred in providing reasonable accommodations eligible for reimbursement for
agency employees and applicants for agency employment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Administration costs. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use up to 15 percent of the
biennial appropriation for administration of this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Notification. new text end

new text begin By August 1, 2015, or within 30 days of final enactment,
whichever is later, and each year thereafter by June 30, the commissioner of administration
must notify state agencies that reimbursement for expenses incurred to make reasonable
accommodations eligible for reimbursement for agency employees and applicants for
agency employment is available under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By January 31 of each year, the commissioner of administration
must report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives
and the senate committees with jurisdiction over state government finance on the use of
the central accommodation fund during the prior calendar year. The report must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the number and type of accommodations requested;
new text end

new text begin (2) the cost of accommodations requested;
new text end

new text begin (3) the state agencies from which the requests were made;
new text end

new text begin (4) the number of requests made for employees and the number of requests for
applicants for employment;
new text end

new text begin (5) the number and type of accommodations that were not provided;
new text end

new text begin (6) any remaining balance left in the fund;
new text end

new text begin (7) if the fund was depleted, the date on which funds were exhausted and the
number, type, and cost of accommodations that were not reimbursed to state agencies; and
new text end

new text begin (8) a description of how the fund was promoted to state agencies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Funding. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget must determine
the amount of money to be deposited in the accommodation account each fiscal year.
The commissioner must require each executive agency to make payments into the
account from amounts appropriated for agency operations. The commissioner must
implement policies and procedures to divide this amount among executive agencies. If
the commissioner determines that it is not practical for an agency to make payments
into a central account due to legal restrictions on use of the agency's appropriations,
the commissioner shall require the agency to set aside money within its own operating
funds, to be used only for purposes of this section. The amounts paid into the account are
appropriated to the commissioner of administration for purposes of this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015. Reimbursement is
available for accommodation expenses incurred after June 30, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16B.97, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Grant agreement.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end A grant agreement is a written instrument or
electronic document defining a legal relationship between a granting agency and a grantee
when the principal purpose of the relationship is to transfer cash or something of value
to the recipient to support a public purpose authorized by law instead of acquiring by
professional or technical contract, purchase, lease, or barter property or services for the
direct benefit or use of the granting agency.

deleted text begin (b) This section does not apply to capital project grants to political subdivisions as
defined by section 16A.86.
deleted text end

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16B.97, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Commerce grants. new text end

new text begin The office must monitor grants made by the
Department of Commerce.
new text end

Sec. 36.

new text begin [16B.991] TERMINATION OF GRANT.
new text end

new text begin Each grant agreement subject to sections 16B.97 and 16B.98 must provide that the
agreement will immediately be terminated if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the recipient is convicted of a criminal offense relating to a state grant agreement;
or
new text end

new text begin (2) the agency entering into the grant agreement or the commissioner of
administration determines that the grant recipient is under investigation by a federal
agency, a state agency, or a local law enforcement agency for matters relating to
administration of a state grant.
new text end

Sec. 37.

new text begin [16B.992] NO FEES FOR GENERAL FUND GRANT
ADMINISTRATION.
new text end

new text begin An agency may not charge a recipient of a grant from the general fund a fee and
may not deduct money from the grant to pay administrative expenses incurred by the
agency in administering the grant.
new text end

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16C.03, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Delegation of duties.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner may delegate duties imposed
by this chapter to the head of an agency and to any subordinate of the agency head.new text begin At
least once every three years the commissioner must audit use of authority under this
chapter by each employee whom the commissioner has delegated duties.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must develop guidelines for agencies and employees to whom
authority is delegated under this chapter that protect state legal interests. These guidelines
may provide for review by the commissioner when a specific contract has potential to put
the state's legal interests at risk.
new text end

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16C.16, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:


Subd. 6a.

Veteran-owned small businesses.

(a) Except when mandated by the
federal government as a condition of receiving federal funds, the commissioner shall
award up to a six percent preference, but no less than the percentage awarded to any
other group under this section, in the amount bid on state procurement to certified small
businesses that are majority-owned and operated by veterans.

(b) The purpose of this designation is to facilitate the transition of veterans from
military to civilian life, and to help compensate veterans for their sacrifices, including but
not limited to their sacrifice of health and time, to the state and nation during their military
service, as well as to enhance economic development within Minnesota.

new text begin (c) Before the commissioner certifies that a small business is majority-owned and
operated by a veteran, the commissioner of veterans affairs must verify that the owner of
the small business is a veteran, as defined in section 197.447.
new text end

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16C.19, is amended to read:


16C.19 ELIGIBILITY; RULES.

(a) A small business wishing to participate in the programs under section 16C.16,
subdivisions 4 to 7, must be certified by the commissioner. The commissioner shall adopt
by rule standards and procedures for certifying that small targeted group businesses,
small businesses located in economically disadvantaged areas, and veteran-owned small
businesses are eligible to participate under the requirements of sections 16C.16 to 16C.21.
The commissioner shall adopt by rule standards and procedures for hearing appeals and
grievances and other rules necessary to carry out the duties set forth in sections 16C.16
to 16C.21.

(b) The commissioner may make rules which exclude or limit the participation of
nonmanufacturing business, including third-party lessors, brokers, franchises, jobbers,
manufacturers' representatives, and others from eligibility under sections 16C.16 to 16C.21.

(c) The commissioner may make rules that set time limits and other eligibility limits
on business participation in programs under sections 16C.16 to 16C.21.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (a)new text end, for purposes of sections 16C.16 to 16C.21, a
veteran-owned small business, the principal place of business of which is in Minnesota,
is certified ifnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end it has been verified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as
being either a veteran-owned small business or a service-disabled veteran-owned small
business, in accordance with Public Law 109-461 and Code of Federal Regulations, title
38, part 74deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the veteran-owned small business supplies the commissioner with proof that the
small business is majority-owned and operated by:
new text end

new text begin (i) a veteran as defined in section 197.447; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) a veteran with a service-connected disability, as determined at any time by the
United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
new text end

(e) Until rules are adopted pursuant to paragraph (a) for the purpose of certifying
veteran-owned small businesses, the provisions of Minnesota Rules, part 1230.1700, may
be read to include veteran-owned small businesses. In addition to the documentation
required in Minnesota Rules, part 1230.1700, the veteran owner must have been
discharged under honorable conditions from active service, as indicated by the veteran
owner's most current United States Department of Defense form DD-214.

new text begin (f) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), for purposes of sections 16C.16 to 16C.21, a
minority- or woman-owned small business, the principal place of business of which is
in Minnesota, is certified if it has been certified by the Minnesota unified certification
program under the provisions of Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 26.
new text end

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16E.01, is amended to read:


16E.01 OFFICE OF MN.IT SERVICES.

Subdivision 1.

Creation; chief information officer.

The Office of MN.IT Services,
referred to in this chapter as the "office," is an agency in the executive branch headed by
a commissioner, who also is the state chief information officer. The appointment of the
commissioner is subject to the advice and consent of the senate under section 15.066.

Subd. 1a.

Responsibilities.

The office shall provide oversight, leadership, and
direction for information and telecommunications technology policy and the management,
delivery, accessibility, and security of information and telecommunications technology
systems and services in deleted text beginMinnesotadeleted text endnew text begin the executive branch of state governmentnew text end. The office
shall manage strategic investments in information and telecommunications technology
systems and services to encourage the development of a technically literate society, to
ensure sufficient access to and efficient delivery of accessible new text beginstate new text endgovernment services,
and to maximize benefits for the state government as an enterprise.

Subd. 2.

Discretionary powers.

The office may:

(1) enter into contracts for goods or services with public or private organizations
and charge fees for services it provides;

(2) apply for, receive, and expend money from public agencies;

(3) apply for, accept, and disburse grants and other aids from the federal government
and other public or private sources;

(4) enter into contracts with agencies of the federal government, local governmental
units, the University of Minnesota and other educational institutions, and private persons
and other nongovernmental organizations as necessary to perform its statutory duties;

(5) sponsor and conduct conferences and studies, collect and disseminate information,
and issue reports relating to information and communications technology issues;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (6) review the technology infrastructure of regions of the state and cooperate with
and make recommendations to the governor, legislature, state agencies, local governments,
local technology development agencies, the federal government, private businesses,
and individuals for the realization of information and communications technology
infrastructure development potential;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7) sponsor, support, and facilitate innovative and collaborative economic and
community development and government services projects, including technology
initiatives related to culture and the arts, with public and private organizations; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end review and recommend alternative sourcing strategies for state information
and communications systems.

Subd. 3.

Duties.

(a) The office shall:

(1) manage the efficient and effective use of available federal, state, local, and
public-private resources to develop statewide information and telecommunications
technology systems and services and its infrastructure;

(2) approve state agency and intergovernmental information and telecommunications
technology systems and services development efforts involving state or intergovernmental
funding, including federal funding, provide information to the legislature regarding
projects reviewed, and recommend projects for inclusion in the governor's budget under
section 16A.11;

(3) ensure cooperation and collaboration among state and local governments in
developing intergovernmental information and telecommunications technology systems
and services, and define the structure and responsibilities of a representative governance
structure;

(4) cooperate and collaborate with the legislative and judicial branches in the
development of information and communications systems in those branches;

(5) continue the development of North Star, the state's official comprehensive online
service and information initiative;

(6) promote and collaborate with the state's agencies in the state's transition to an
effectively competitive telecommunications market;

deleted text begin (7) collaborate with entities carrying out education and lifelong learning initiatives
to assist Minnesotans in developing technical literacy and obtaining access to ongoing
learning resources;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end promote and coordinate public information access and network initiatives,
consistent with chapter 13, to connect Minnesota's citizens and communities to each
other, to their governments, and to the world;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end promote and coordinate electronic commerce initiatives to ensure that
Minnesota businesses and citizens can successfully compete in the global economy;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end manage and promote the regular and periodic reinvestment in the information
and telecommunications technology systems and services infrastructure so that state and
local government agencies can effectively and efficiently serve their customers;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end facilitate the cooperative development of and ensure compliance with
standards and policies for information and telecommunications technology systems
and services, electronic data practices and privacy, and electronic commerce among
international, national, state, and local public and private organizations;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end eliminate unnecessary duplication of existing information and
telecommunications technology systems and services provided by state agencies;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end identify, sponsor, develop, and execute shared information and
telecommunications technology projects and ongoing operations;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end ensure overall security of the state's information and technology systems
and services; and

deleted text begin (15)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end manage and direct compliance with accessibility standards for informational
technology, including hardware, software, Web sites, online forms, and online surveys.

(b) The chief information officer, in consultation with the commissioner of
management and budget, must determine when it is cost-effective for agencies to develop
and use shared information and telecommunications technology systems and services for
the delivery of electronic government services. The chief information officer may require
agencies to use shared information and telecommunications technology systems and
services. The chief information officer shall establish reimbursement rates in cooperation
with the commissioner of management and budget to be billed to agencies and other
governmental entities sufficient to cover the actual development, operating, maintenance,
and administrative costs of the shared systems. The methodology for billing may include
the use of interagency agreements, or other means as allowed by law.

(c) A state agency that has an information and telecommunications technology
project with a total expected project cost of more than deleted text begin$1,000,000deleted text endnew text begin $100,000new text end, whether
funded as part of the biennial budget or by any other means, shall register with the office
by submitting basic project startup documentation, as specified by the chief information
officer in both format and content, before any project funding is requested or committed
and before the project commences. State agency project leaders must demonstrate that
the project will be properly managed, provide updates to the project documentation
as changes are proposed, and regularly report on the current status of the project on a
schedule agreed to with the chief information officer.

(d) deleted text beginThe chief information officer shall monitor progress on any active information
and telecommunications technology project with a total expected project cost of more than
$5,000,000 and report on the performance of the project in comparison with the plans for
the project in terms of time, scope, and budget. The chief information officer may conduct
an independent project audit of the project. The audit analysis and evaluation of the
projects subject to paragraph (c) must be presented to agency executive sponsors, the
project governance bodies, and the chief information officer. All reports and responses
must become part of the project record.
deleted text endnew text begin The chief information officer must prepare a
monthly progress report for each active information and telecommunications technology
project over $1,000,000. The report must be provided to the technology advisory council
and must be available on the office's Web site.
new text end

(e) For any active information and telecommunications technology project with a
total expected project cost of more than $10,000,000, the state agency must perform an
annual independent audit that conforms to published project audit principles promulgated
by the office.

(f) The chief information officer shall report by January 15 of each year to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over the office regarding projects the office has reviewed under paragraph (a),
clause (13). The report must include the reasons for the determinations made in the review
of each project and a description of its current status.

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Limits. new text end

new text begin The office may not enter into any new contracts or other
agreements to provide services to political subdivisions. This subdivision does not prevent
political subdivisions from purchasing goods or services from outside vendors through
state contracts, and does not prevent political subdivisions from accessing geospatial data
maintained by the office.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015. The office may not
enter into a new contract or other agreement or renew an existing contract or agreement
to provide services to political subdivisions in a manner prohibited by subdivision 4 on
or after July 1, 2015. The office must end existing contracts and agreements to provide
services prohibited by subdivision 4 as soon as this can be done without the office
incurring legal liability, and as soon as affected political subdivisions are able to find other
sources to provide the services provided by the office.
new text end

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16E.016, is amended to read:


16E.016 RESPONSIBILITY FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT.

(a) The chief information officer is responsible for providing or entering into
managed services contracts for the provision, improvement, and development of the
following information technology systems and services to state agencies:

(1) state data centers;

(2) mainframes including system software;

(3) servers including system software;

(4) desktops including system software;

(5) laptop computers including system software;

(6) a data network including system software;

(7) database, electronic mail, office systems, reporting, and other standard software
tools;

(8) business application software and related technical support services;

(9) help desk for the components listed in clauses (1) to (8);

(10) maintenance, problem resolution, and break-fix for the components listed in
clauses (1) to (8);

(11) regular upgrades and replacement for the components listed in clauses (1)
to (8); and

(12) network-connected output devices.

(b) All state agency employees whose work primarily involves functions specified in
paragraph (a) are employees of the Office of MN.IT Services. This includes employees
who directly perform the functions in paragraph (a), as well as employees whose work
primarily involves managing, supervising, or providing administrative services or support
services to employees who directly perform these functions. The chief information officer
may assign employees of the office to perform work exclusively for another state agency.

(c) deleted text beginSubject to sections 16C.08 and 16C.09, the chief information officer may allow a
state agency to obtain services specified in paragraph (a) through a contract with an outside
vendor when the chief information officer and the agency head agree that a contract would
provide best value, as defined in section 16C.02, under the service-level agreement.
deleted text end new text beginA
state agency must enter into a service-level agreement with the chief information officer
for provision of services specified in paragraph (a), or must obtain some or all of these
services through an outside vendor. Before entering into a service-level agreement or
outside vendor contract, an agency must solicit proposals from the office and from at least
one outside vendor. If the cost of the proposal from the office is more than six percent
higher than the cost of a proposal from an outside vendor, the agency may enter into a
contract with an outside vendor, notwithstanding sections 16C.08, subdivision 2, clause
(1); 16C.09, paragraph (a), clause (1); and 43A.047.
new text endThe chief information officer must
require that agency contracts with outside vendors ensure that systems and services are
compatible with standards established by the Office of MN.IT Services.new text begin The term of a
service-level agreement or a contract under this paragraph is subject to the limits in section
16C.06, subdivision 3b. However, the chief information officer may provide that the term
of the first agreement or contract entered into after the effective date of this section may be
longer, as the chief information officer determines is necessary to establish a system under
which agency agreements and contracts will expire according to a staggered schedule.
A service-level agreement or contract may not be for a term of more than six years. A
contract longer than four years must be followed by a contract of less than four years.
new text end

(d) new text beginThe chief information officer may authorize a state agency office located outside
of the seven-county metropolitan area to solicit proposals from MN.IT services and from
an outside vendor separately from the rest of the agency.
new text end

new text begin (e) An agency may not enter into a contract for information technology systems or
services of more than $100,000 with an outside vendor without approval of the chief
information officer.
new text end

new text begin (f) new text endThe Minnesota State Retirement System, the Public Employees Retirement
Association, the Teachers Retirement Association, the State Board of Investment, the
Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, the State Lottery, and the Statewide
Radio Board are not state agencies for purposes of this section.

Sec. 43.

new text begin [16E.034] ANNUAL REPORT ON IT SPENDING.
new text end

new text begin (a) The chief information officer, in consultation with the commissioner of
management and budget, must report by September 1 each year on:
new text end

new text begin (1) total state agency spending on information technology in the prior fiscal year, and
planned state agency spending on information technology in the current fiscal year; and
new text end

new text begin (2) individual state agency spending on information technology in the prior fiscal
year, and planned spending on information technology in the current fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin (b) The report in paragraph (a) on total state agency and individual agency spending
and proposed spending must show amounts spent and anticipated to be spent in each of
the following categories:
new text end

new text begin (1) new technology projects, or enhancement of existing projects, of more than
$100,000;
new text end

new text begin (2) business as usual and minor enhancements; and
new text end

new text begin (3) infrastructure and operations.
new text end

new text begin (c) The information reported on infrastructure and operations in paragraph (b),
clause (3), must be further divided, by agency, into the following categories:
new text end

new text begin (1) servers;
new text end

new text begin (2) messaging and collaboration;
new text end

new text begin (3) mainframe;
new text end

new text begin (4) storage;
new text end

new text begin (5) database, including administration;
new text end

new text begin (6) technical support;
new text end

new text begin (7) information security;
new text end

new text begin (8) directory administration;
new text end

new text begin (9) architecture;
new text end

new text begin (10) monitoring; and
new text end

new text begin (11) change management.
new text end

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16E.0465, is amended to read:


16E.0465 TECHNOLOGY APPROVAL.

Subdivision 1.

Application.

This section applies to an appropriation of more than
deleted text begin$1,000,000deleted text endnew text begin $100,000new text end of state or federal funds to a state agency for any information and
telecommunications technology project or for any phase of such a project, device, or
system. For purposes of this section, an appropriation of state or federal funds to a state
agency includes an appropriation:

(1) to a constitutional officer;

(2) for a project that includes both a state agency and units of local government; and

(3) to a state agency for grants to be made to other entities.

Subd. 2.

Required review and approval.

(a) A state agency receiving an
appropriation new text begin of more than $500,000 new text endfor an information and telecommunications
technology project subject to this section must divide the project into phases.

(b) The commissioner of management and budget may not authorize the
encumbrance or expenditure of an appropriation of state funds to a state agency for deleted text beginanydeleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) a project if the project is subject to this section, but not divided into phases; or
new text end

new text begin (2) anew text end phase of a project, device, or system subject to this sectionnew text begin,new text end unless the Office of
MN.IT Services has reviewed new text beginthe project or new text endeach phase of the project, device, or system,
and based on this review, the chief information officer has determined for each new text beginproject
or
new text endphase that:

deleted text begin (1)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end the project is compatible with the state information architecture and other
policies and standards established by the chief information officer;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (ii)new text end the agency is able to accomplish the goals of the phase of the project with the
funds appropriated; and

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (iii)new text end the project supports the enterprise information technology strategy.

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Monitor progress. new text end

new text begin The chief information officer shall monitor progress on
any active information and telecommunications technology project with a total expected
project cost of more than $5,000,000 and report on the performance of the project in
comparison with the plans for the project in terms of time, scope, and budget. The chief
information officer may conduct an independent project audit of the project. The audit
analysis and evaluation of the projects must be presented to agency executive sponsors,
the project governance bodies, and the chief information officer. All reports and responses
must become part of the project record.
new text end

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16E.14, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Reimbursements.

Except as specifically provided otherwise by law, each
agency shall reimburse the MN.IT services revolving fund for the cost of all services,
supplies, materials, labor,new text begin employee development and training,new text end and depreciation of
equipment, including reasonable overhead costs, which the chief information officer is
authorized and directed to furnish an agency. The chief information officer shall report the
rates to be charged for the revolving fund no later than July 1 each year to the chair of the
committee or division in the senate and house of representatives with primary jurisdiction
over the budget of the Office of MN.IT Services.

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16E.145, is amended to read:


16E.145 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPROPRIATION.

An appropriation new text begin of more than $100,000 new text endfor a state agency information and
telecommunications technology project must be made to the chief information officer. The
chief information officer must manage and disburse the appropriation on behalf of the
sponsoring state agency. Any appropriation for an information and telecommunications
technology project made to a state agency other than the Office of MN.IT Services is
transferred to the chief information officer.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16E.19, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Data storage. new text end

new text begin The chief information officer must establish criteria for
storage of state agency data outside of data centers operated by the chief information
officer. These criteria must include thresholds for when requests of outside data storage
must be approved by the chief information officer.
new text end

Sec. 48.

new text begin [43A.035] LIMIT ON NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT
EMPLOYEES.
new text end

new text begin The total number of full-time equivalent employees employed in all executive
branch agencies may not exceed 35,927. The commissioner of management and budget
may forbid an executive agency from hiring a new employee or from filling a vacancy as
the commissioner determines is necessary to ensure compliance with this section. Any
reductions in staff should prioritize protecting client-facing health care workers, corrections
officers, public safety workers, and mental health workers. As a means of achieving
compliance with this requirement, the commissioner may authorize an agency to provide
an early retirement incentive to an executive branch employee, under which the state will
continue to make the employer contribution for health insurance after the employee has
terminated state service. The commissioner must prescribe eligibility requirements and the
maximum duration of the payments. For purposes of this section, an "executive agency"
does not include the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities or statewide pension plans.
new text end

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 62V.03, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Application of other law.

(a) MNsure must be reviewed by the legislative
auditor under section 3.971. The legislative auditor shall audit the books, accounts, and
affairs of MNsure once each year or less frequently as the legislative auditor's funds and
personnel permit. Upon the audit of the financial accounts and affairs of MNsure, MNsure
is liable to the state for the total cost and expenses of the audit, including the salaries paid
to the examiners while actually engaged in making the examination. The legislative
auditor may bill MNsure either monthly or at the completion of the audit. All collections
received for the audits must be deposited in the general fund and are appropriated to
the legislative auditor. Pursuant to section 3.97, subdivision 3a, the Legislative Audit
Commission is requested to direct the legislative auditor to report by March 1, 2014, to
the legislature on any duplication of services that occurs within state government as a
result of the creation of MNsure. The legislative auditor may make recommendations on
consolidating or eliminating any services deemed duplicative. The board shall reimburse
the legislative auditor for any costs incurred in the creation of this report.

(b) Board members of MNsure are subject to sections 10A.07 and 10A.09. Board
members and the personnel of MNsure are subject to section 10A.071.

(c) All meetings of the board shall comply with the open meeting law in chapter
13D, except that:

(1) meetings, or portions of meetings, regarding compensation negotiations with the
director or managerial staff may be closed in the same manner and according to the same
procedures identified in section 13D.03;

(2) meetings regarding contract negotiation strategy may be closed in the same
manner and according to the same procedures identified in section 13D.05, subdivision 3,
paragraph (c); and

(3) meetings, or portions of meetings, regarding not public data described in section
62V.06, subdivision 3, and regarding trade secret information as defined in section 13.37,
subdivision 1, paragraph (b), are closed to the public, but must otherwise comply with
the procedures identified in chapter 13D.

(d) MNsure and provisions specified under this chapter are exempt fromdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end chapter 14, including section 14.386, except as specified in section 62V.05deleted text begin; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) chapters 16B and 16C, with the exception of sections 16C.08, subdivision 2,
paragraph (b), clauses (1) to (8); 16C.086; 16C.09, paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (3),
paragraph (b), and paragraph (c); and section 16C.16. However, MNsure, in consultation
with the commissioner of administration, shall implement policies and procedures to
establish an open and competitive procurement process for MNsure that, to the extent
practicable, conforms to the principles and procedures contained in chapters 16B and 16C.
In addition, MNsure may enter into an agreement with the commissioner of administration
for other services
deleted text end.

(e) The board and the Web site are exempt from chapter 60K. Any employee of
MNsure who sells, solicits, or negotiates insurance to individuals or small employers must
be licensed as an insurance producer under chapter 60K.

(f) Section 3.3005 applies to any federal funds received by MNsure.

(g) deleted text beginMNsure is exempt from the following sections in chapter 16E: 16E.01,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (b); 16E.03, subdivisions 3 and 4; 16E.04, subdivision 1,
subdivision 2, paragraph (c), and subdivision 3, paragraph (b); 16E.0465; 16E.055;
16E.145; 16E.15; 16E.16; 16E.17; 16E.18; and 16E.22.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (h)deleted text end A MNsure decision that requires a vote of the board, other than a decision that
applies only to hiring of employees or other internal management of MNsure, is an
"administrative action" under section 10A.01, subdivision 2.

Sec. 50.

new text begin [138.912] HEALTHY EATING, HERE AT HOME.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The healthy eating, here at home program is
established to provide incentives for low-income Minnesotans to use federal Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for healthy purchases at Minnesota-based
farmers' markets.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Healthy eating, here at home" means a program administered by the Minnesota
Humanities Center to provide incentives for low-income Minnesotans to use SNAP
benefits for healthy purchases at Minnesota-based farmers' markets.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Healthy purchases" means SNAP-eligible foods.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Minnesota-based farmers' market" means a physical market as defined in section
28A.151, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), and also includes mobile markets.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Voucher" means a physical or electronic credit.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Eligible household" means an individual or family that is determined to be a
recipient of SNAP.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grants. new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Humanities Center shall allocate grant funds to
nonprofit organizations that work with Minnesota-based farmers' markets to provide up
to $10 vouchers to SNAP participants who use electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards
for healthy purchases. Funds may also be provided for vouchers distributed through
nonprofit organizations engaged in healthy cooking and food education outreach to
eligible households for use at farmers' markets. Funds appropriated under this section may
not be used for healthy cooking classes or food education outreach. When awarding
grants, the Minnesota Humanities Center must consider how the nonprofit organizations
will achieve geographic balance, including specific efforts to reach eligible households
across the state, and the organizations' capacity to manage the programming and outreach.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Household eligibility; participation. new text end

new text begin To be eligible for a healthy eating,
here at home voucher, an eligible household must meet the Minnesota SNAP eligibility
requirements under section 256D.051.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Permissible uses; information provided. new text end

new text begin An eligible household may use
the voucher toward healthy purchases at Minnesota-based farmers' markets. Every eligible
household that receives a voucher must be informed of the allowable uses of the voucher.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Program reporting. new text end

new text begin The nonprofit organizations that receive grant funds
must report annually to the Minnesota Humanities Center with information regarding the
operation of the program, including the number of vouchers issued and the number of
people served. To the extent practicable, the nonprofit organizations must report on the
usage of the vouchers and evaluate the program's effectiveness.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Grocery inclusion. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services must submit a
waiver request to the federal United States Department of Agriculture seeking approval
for the inclusion of Minnesota grocery stores in this program so that SNAP participants
may use the vouchers for healthy produce at grocery stores. Grocery store participation is
voluntary and a grocery store's associated administrative costs will not be reimbursed.
new text end

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148.57, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Expedited and temporary licensing for former and current members
of the military.
new text end

new text begin (a) Applicants seeking licensure according to this subdivision must be:
new text end

new text begin (1) an active duty military member;
new text end

new text begin (2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
new text end

new text begin (3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
new text end

new text begin (b) A qualified applicant under this subdivision must provide evidence of:
new text end

new text begin (1) a current valid license, certificate, or permit in another state without history of
disciplinary action by a regulatory authority in the other state; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
new text end

new text begin (c) A temporary license issued under this subdivision is effective for six months
from the initial temporary licensure date.
new text end

new text begin (d) During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the licensed
optometrist application for licensure.
new text end

new text begin (e) In order to remain licensed after the expiration of the temporary license, an
individual must meet the requirements in section 148.57, subdivisions 1 and 2.
new text end

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148.624, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

new text beginExpedited and new text endtemporary new text beginlicensing for former and current members
of the
new text endmilitary deleted text beginpermitdeleted text end.

deleted text begin The board shall issue a temporary permit to members of the
military in accordance with section 197.4552.
deleted text end new text begin (a) Applicants seeking licensure according
to this subdivision must be:
new text end

new text begin (1) an active duty military member;
new text end

new text begin (2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
new text end

new text begin (3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
new text end

new text begin (b) A qualified applicant under this subdivision must provide evidence of:
new text end

new text begin (1) a current valid license in another state without history of disciplinary action by a
regulatory authority in the other state; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
new text end

new text begin (c) A temporary license issued under this subdivision is effective for six months
from the initial temporary licensure date.
new text end

new text begin (d) During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the licensed
dietitian or nutritionist application for licensure.
new text end

new text begin (e) In order to remain licensed after the expiration of the temporary license, an
individual must meet the full licensure requirements.
new text end

new text begin (f)new text end The fee for the temporary deleted text beginpermitdeleted text endnew text begin licensenew text end is $250.

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148B.33, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Expedited and temporary licensing for former and current members
of the military.
new text end

new text begin (a) Applicants seeking licensure according to this subdivision must be:
new text end

new text begin (1) an active duty military member;
new text end

new text begin (2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
new text end

new text begin (3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
new text end

new text begin (b) A qualified applicant under this subdivision must provide evidence of:
new text end

new text begin (1) a current valid license, certificate, or permit in another state without history of
disciplinary action by a regulatory authority in the other state; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
new text end

new text begin (c) A temporary license issued under this subdivision is effective for six months
from the initial temporary licensure date.
new text end

new text begin (d) During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the licensed
marriage and family therapist application for licensure.
new text end

new text begin (e) In order to remain licensed after the expiration of the temporary license, an
individual must meet the requirements in subdivisions 1 and 2.
new text end

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148B.53, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Expedited and temporary licensing for former and current members
of the military.
new text end

new text begin (a) Applicants seeking licensure according to this subdivision must be:
new text end

new text begin (1) an active duty military member;
new text end

new text begin (2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
new text end

new text begin (3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
new text end

new text begin (b) A qualified applicant under this subdivision must provide evidence of:
new text end

new text begin (1) a current valid license, certificate, or permit in another state without history of
disciplinary action by a regulatory authority in the other state; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
new text end

new text begin (c) A temporary license issued under this subdivision is effective for one year from
the initial licensure date.
new text end

new text begin (d) During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the licensed
professional counselor application for licensure.
new text end

new text begin (e) In order to remain licensed after the expiration of the temporary license, an
individual must meet the requirements in subdivision 1, paragraphs (a) and (b).
new text end

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148B.5301, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Expedited and temporary licensing for former and current members
of the military.
new text end

new text begin (a) Applicants seeking licensure according to this subdivision must be:
new text end

new text begin (1) an active duty military member;
new text end

new text begin (2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
new text end

new text begin (3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
new text end

new text begin (b) A qualified applicant under paragraph (a) must provide evidence of:
new text end

new text begin (1) a current valid license, certificate, or permit in another state without history of
disciplinary action by a regulatory authority in the other state; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
new text end

new text begin (c) A temporary license issued under this subdivision is effective for one year from
the initial licensure date.
new text end

new text begin (d) During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the licensed
professional clinical counselor application for licensure.
new text end

new text begin (e) In order to remain licensed after the expiration of the temporary license, an
individual must meet the requirements in subdivisions 1 and 2.
new text end

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148F.025, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Expedited and temporary licensing for former and current members
of the military.
new text end

new text begin (a) Applicants seeking licensure according to this subdivision must be:
new text end

new text begin (1) an active duty military member;
new text end

new text begin (2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
new text end

new text begin (3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
new text end

new text begin (b) Applicants are required to comply with subdivisions 1 and 4.
new text end

new text begin (c) A qualified applicant under paragraph (a) must provide evidence of:
new text end

new text begin (1) a current valid license, certificate, or permit in another state without history of
disciplinary action by a regulatory authority in the other state; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
new text end

new text begin (d) A temporary license issued under this subdivision is effective for two years from
the initial licensure date.
new text end

new text begin (e) During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the application
for licensure required in subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (f) In order to remain licensed after the expiration of the temporary license, an
individual must meet the requirements in subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 153.16, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

License requirements.

The board shall issue a license to practice
podiatric medicine to a person who meets the following requirements:

(a) The applicant for a license shall file a written notarized application on forms
provided by the board, showing to the board's satisfaction that the applicant is of good
moral character and satisfies the requirements of this section.

(b) The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board of being a graduate
of a podiatric medical school approved by the board based upon its faculty, curriculum,
facilities, accreditation by a recognized national accrediting organization approved by the
board, and other relevant factors.

(c) The applicant must have received a passing score on each part of the national board
examinations, parts one and two, prepared and graded by the National Board of Podiatric
Medical Examiners. The passing score for each part of the national board examinations,
parts one and two, is as defined by the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.

(d) Applicants graduating after 1986 from a podiatric medical school shall present
evidence of successful completion of a residency program approved by a national
accrediting podiatric medicine organization.

(e) The applicant shall appear in person before the board or its designated
representative to show that the applicant satisfies the requirements of this section,
including knowledge of laws, rules, and ethics pertaining to the practice of podiatric
medicine. The board may establish as internal operating procedures the procedures or
requirements for the applicant's personal presentation.new text begin Upon completion of all other
application requirements, a doctor of podiatric medicine applying for a temporary military
license has six months in which to comply with this subdivision.
new text end

(f) The applicant shall pay a fee established by the board by rule. The fee shall
not be refunded.

(g) The applicant must not have engaged in conduct warranting disciplinary action
against a licensee. If the applicant does not satisfy the requirements of this paragraph,
the board may refuse to issue a license unless it determines that the public will be
protected through issuance of a license with conditions and limitations the board considers
appropriate.

(h) Upon payment of a fee as the board may require, an applicant who fails to pass
an examination and is refused a license is entitled to reexamination within one year of
the board's refusal to issue the license. No more than two reexaminations are allowed
without a new application for a license.

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 153.16, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Temporary military deleted text beginpermitdeleted text endnew text begin licensenew text end.

deleted text begin The board shall establish a temporary
permit in accordance with section 197.4552. The fee for the temporary military permit is
$250.
deleted text end new text begin (a) The board shall issue an expedited license to practice podiatric medicine to an
applicant who meets the following requirements:
new text end

new text begin (1) is an active duty military member;
new text end

new text begin (2) is the spouse of an active duty military member; or
new text end

new text begin (3) is a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
new text end

new text begin (b) A qualified applicant under this subdivision must provide evidence of:
new text end

new text begin (1) a current, valid license in another state without history of disciplinary action by a
regulatory authority in the other state; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
new text end

new text begin (c) The board shall issue a license for up to six months to a doctor of podiatric
medicine eligible for licensure under this subdivision. Doctors of podiatric medicine
licensed in another state who have complied with all other requirements may receive a
temporary license valid for up to six months. No extension is available.
new text end

new text begin (d) A temporary license issued under this subdivision permits a qualified individual
to perform podiatric medicine for a limited length of time as determined by the licensing
board. During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the full
application procedure and be approved as required by applicable law.
new text end

new text begin (e) The fee for the temporary military license is $250.
new text end

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 154.003, is amended to read:


154.003 FEES.

(a) The fees collected, as required in this chapter, chapter 214, and the rules of the
board, shall be paid to the board. The board shall deposit the fees in the general fund
in the state treasury.

(b) The board shall charge the following fees:

(1) examination and certificate, registered barber, $85;

(2) retake of written examination, registered barber, $10;

(3) examination and certificate, apprentice, $80;

(4) retake of written examination, apprentice, $10;

(5) examination, instructor, $180;

(6) certificate, instructor, $65;

(7) temporary teacher or apprentice permit, $80;

(8) new text begintemporary registered barber, military, $85;
new text end

new text begin (9) temporary barber instructor, military, $180;
new text end

new text begin (10) temporary apprentice barber, military, $80;
new text end

new text begin (11) new text endrenewal of registration, registered barber, $80;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end renewal of registration, apprentice, $70;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end renewal of registration, instructor, $80;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end renewal of temporary teacher permit, $65;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end student permit, $45;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end renewal of student permit, $25;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (17)new text end initial shop registration, $85;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text endnew text begin (18)new text end initial school registration, $1,030;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text endnew text begin (19)new text end renewal shop registration, $85;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text endnew text begin (20)new text end renewal school registration, $280;

deleted text begin (18)deleted text endnew text begin (21)new text end restoration of registered barber registration, $95;

deleted text begin (19)deleted text endnew text begin (22)new text end restoration of apprentice registration, $90;

deleted text begin (20)deleted text endnew text begin (23)new text end restoration of shop registration, $105;

deleted text begin (21)deleted text endnew text begin (24)new text end change of ownership or location, $55;

deleted text begin (22)deleted text endnew text begin (25)new text end duplicate registration, $40;

deleted text begin (23)deleted text endnew text begin (26)new text end home study course, $75;

deleted text begin (24)deleted text endnew text begin (27)new text end letter of registration verification, $25; and

deleted text begin (25)deleted text endnew text begin (28)new text end reinspection, $100.

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 154.11, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Temporary military deleted text beginlicensedeleted text endnew text begin permitsnew text end.

new text begin(a) In accordance with section
197.4552,
new text endthe board shall deleted text beginestablishdeleted text endnew text begin issuenew text end a temporary deleted text beginlicensedeleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) permitnew text end for new text beginapprentice new text endbarbers deleted text beginand masterdeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) certificate for registerednew text end barbersnew text begin;new text end and deleted text begina temporary permit for apprentices in
accordance with section 197.4552. The fee for a temporary license under this subdivision
for a master barber is $85. The fee for a temporary license under this subdivision for a
barber is $180. The fee for a temporary permit under this subdivision for an apprentice is
$80.
deleted text end

new text begin (3) certificate for registered barber instructors.
new text end

new text begin (b) Fees for temporary military permits and certificates of registration under this
subdivision are listed under section 154.003.
new text end

new text begin (c) Permits or certificates of registration issued under this subdivision are valid
for one year from the date of issuance, after which the individual must complete a full
application as required by section 197.4552.
new text end

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 190.19, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Uses; veterans.

new text begin(a) new text endMoney appropriated to the Department of Veterans
Affairs from the Minnesota "Support Our Troops" account may be used for:

(1) grants to veterans service organizations;

(2) outreach to underserved veterans;

(3) providing services and programs for veterans and their families; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(4) transfers to the vehicle services account for Gold Star license plates under
section 168.1253deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (5) grants of up to $100,000 to any organization approved by the commissioner of
veterans affairs for the purpose of supporting and improving the lives of veterans and
their families; and
new text end

new text begin (6) grants to an eligible foundation.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this subdivision, "eligible foundation" includes any organization
that:
new text end

new text begin (1) is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue
Code; and
new text end

new text begin (2) is a nonprofit corporation under chapter 317A and the organization's articles of
incorporation specify that a purpose of the organization includes (i) providing assistance
to veterans and their families or (ii) enhancing the lives of veterans and their families.
new text end

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 192.38, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Temporary emergency relief.

If any officer or enlisted member
of the military forces is wounded or otherwise disabled, dies from disease contracted or
injuries received, or is killed while in state active service as defined in section 190.05,
subdivision 5a
, the officer or member, or in the case of death the officer's or member's
dependent spouse, child, or parent, may be provided with immediate temporary relief as
necessary in cases of severe hardship, in an amount to be determined by the adjutant general
and approved by the governornew text begin or a death gratuity payment equal to the amount allowed for
service members in a federal active service status
new text end. All payments under this subdivision
shall be made from appropriations for deleted text beginthe maintenance of the state military forces
deleted text endnew text beginemergency servicesnew text end. The adjutant general shall notify the Department of Management and
Budget of any payments made pursuant to this subdivision and the amount of it shall be
subtracted from any award made by the Department of Management and Budget.

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 192.501, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1d. new text end

new text begin Reclassification bonus program. new text end

new text begin (a) The adjutant general may establish
a program to provide a bonus to eligible members of the Minnesota National Guard who
complete training that results in the award of a new military occupational specialty or
air force specialty code in specialties that are identified by the Adjutant General to be
necessary for the enhanced readiness of the Minnesota National Guard.
new text end

new text begin (b) Eligibility for the bonus is limited to a member of the National Guard who:
new text end

new text begin (1) is serving satisfactorily as determined by the adjutant general;
new text end

new text begin (2) has 16 or fewer years of service creditable for retirement; and
new text end

new text begin (3) undergoes military training deemed by the adjutant general as sufficiently
important to the readiness of the National Guard or a unit of the National Guard to warrant
the payment of a bonus in an amount to generally encourage the member's participation in
such training. The adjutant general may, within the limitations of this paragraph and other
applicable laws, determine additional eligibility criteria for the bonus, and must specify all
of the criteria in regulations and publish changes as necessary.
new text end

new text begin (c) The bonus payments must be made on a schedule that is determined and
published in department regulations by the adjutant general.
new text end

new text begin (d) If a member fails to complete a term of reenlistment or an obligated term of
commissioned service for which a bonus was paid, the adjutant general may seek to
recoup a prorated amount of the bonus as determined by the adjutant general.
new text end

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 197.46, is amended to read:


197.46 VETERANS PREFERENCE ACT; REMOVAL FORBIDDEN; RIGHT
OF MANDAMUS.

new text begin (a) new text endAny person whose rights may be in any way prejudiced contrary to any of the
provisions of this section, shall be entitled to a writ of mandamus to remedy the wrong.
No person holding a position by appointment or employment in the several counties,
cities, towns, school districts and all other political subdivisions in the state, who is a
veteran separated from the military service under honorable conditions, shall be removed
from such position or employment except for incompetency or misconduct shown after a
hearing, upon due notice, upon stated charges, in writing.

new text begin (b) new text endAny veteran who has been notified of the intent to discharge the veteran from an
appointed position or employment pursuant to this section shall be notified in writing of
such intent to discharge and of the veteran's right to request a hearing within 60 days of
receipt of the notice of intent to discharge. The failure of a veteran to request a hearing
within the provided 60-day period shall constitute a waiver of the right to a hearing. Such
failure shall also waive all other available legal remedies for reinstatement.

Request for a hearing concerning such a discharge shall be made in writing and
submitted by mail or personal service to the employment office of the concerned employer
or other appropriate office or person.new text begin If the veteran requests a hearing under this section,
such written request must also contain the veteran's election to be heard by a civil service
board or commission, a merit authority, or a three-person panel as defined in paragraph
(c). If the veteran fails to identify the veteran's election, the governmental subdivision
may select the hearing body.
new text end

deleted text begin In all governmental subdivisions having an established civil service board or
commission, or merit system authority, such hearing for removal or discharge shall be
held before such civil service board or commission or merit system authority. Where no
such civil service board or commission or merit system authority exists, such hearing
shall be held by
deleted text endnew text begin (c) Hearings under this section shall be held by a civil service board or
commission, a merit system authority, or
new text end a board of three persons appointed as follows:
one by the governmental subdivision, one by the veteran, and the third by the two so
selected. In deleted text beginthe event thatdeleted text endnew text begin all governmental subdivisions having an established civil service
board or commission or merit system authority, the veteran shall elect which body will
hold the hearing. If
new text end the deleted text beginhearing is authorized to bedeleted text endnew text begin veteran chooses to have the hearingnew text end held
before a three-person board, deleted text beginthe governmental subdivision's notice of intent to discharge
shall state that
deleted text end the veteran must respond within 60 days of receipt of the notice of intent to
discharge, and provide in writing to the governmental subdivision the name, United States
mailing address, and telephone number of the veteran's selected representative for the
three-person board. The failure of a veteran to submit the name, address, and telephone
number of the veteran's selected representative to the governmental subdivision by mail or
by personal service within the provided notice's 60-day period, shall constitute a waiver of
the veteran's right to the hearing and all other legal remedies available for reinstatement of
the veteran's employment position. In the event the two persons selected by the veteran
and governmental subdivision do not appoint the third person within ten days after the
appointment of the last of the two, then the judge of the district court of the county
wherein the proceeding is pending, or if there be more than one judge in said county then
any judge in chambers, shall have jurisdiction to appoint, and upon application of either or
both of the two so selected shall appoint, the third person to the board and the person so
appointed by the judge with the two first selected shall constitute the board.

new text begin (d) new text endEither the veteran or the governmental subdivision may appeal from the decision
of the board upon the charges to the district court by causing written notice of appeal,
stating the grounds thereof, to be served upon the other party within 15 days after notice of
the decision and by filing the original notice of appeal with proof of service thereof in the
office of the court administrator of the district court within ten days after service thereof.
Nothing in section 197.455 or this section shall be construed to apply to the position of
private secretary, superintendent of schools, or one chief deputy of any elected official
or head of a department, or to any person holding a strictly confidential relation to the
appointing officer. deleted text beginNothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the position of
teacher.
deleted text end The burden of establishing such relationship shall be upon the appointing officer
in all proceedings and actions relating thereto.

new text begin (e) The governmental subdivision shall bear all administrative costs associated with
the hearing. If the veteran prevails, the governmental subdivision shall pay the veteran's
reasonable attorney fees.
new text end

new text begin (f) new text endAll officers, boards, commissions, and employees shall conform to, comply with,
and aid in all proper ways in carrying into effect the provisions of section 197.455 and this
section notwithstanding any laws, charter provisions, ordinances or rules to the contrary.
Any willful violation of such sections by officers, officials, or employees is a misdemeanor.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to all notices of intent to discharge issued on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 65.

new text begin [197.987] HONOR AND REMEMBER FLAG.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Legislative findings. new text end

new text begin The legislature of the state of Minnesota finds
and determines that:
new text end

new text begin (1) since the Revolutionary War, more than 1,000,000 members of the United States
armed forces have paid the ultimate price by sacrificing their lives in active military
service for the United States of America;
new text end

new text begin (2) the contribution made by those fallen members of the armed forces is deserving
of state and national recognition; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the Honor and Remember Flag is an appropriate symbol that acknowledges the
selfless sacrifice of those members of the United States armed forces.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Designation. new text end

new text begin The Honor and Remember Flag created by Honor and
Remember, Inc., is designated as the symbol of our state's concern and commitment to
honoring and remembering the lives of all members of the United States armed forces who
have lost their lives in the line of duty while serving honorably in active military service
in the United States armed forces or of a service-connected cause due to or aggravated
by that service, as determined by the United States Department of Defense or the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Suggested days for flag display. new text end

new text begin (a) The chief administrator of each
governmental building or facility within this state, as defined in paragraph (b), is
encouraged to display the Honor and Remember Flag on the following days each year:
new text end

new text begin (1) Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May;
new text end

new text begin (2) Flag Day, June 14;
new text end

new text begin (3) July 2nd and July 3rd, in remembrance of the 262 soldiers of the 1st Regiment
Minnesota Volunteer Infantry who, at the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil
War, fought so gallantly and successfully to repulse two major Confederate attacks on the
main Union line, suffering over 80 percent casualties, thereby turning the battle and the
war and helping to preserve the Union itself at that pivotal moment in our nation's history;
new text end

new text begin (4) July 4th, Independence Day;
new text end

new text begin (5) the third Friday of September, National POW/MIA Recognition Day;
new text end

new text begin (6) November 11, Veterans Day;
new text end

new text begin (7) July 27, Korean War Armistice Day; and
new text end

new text begin (8) March 29, Vietnam Veterans Day.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "governmental building or facility within this state"
means the following locations:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Minnesota State Capitol, the Office of the Governor and each other Minnesota
constitutional office, the chambers of the Minnesota Senate and the Minnesota House of
Representatives, the Minnesota Supreme Court Building and each Minnesota District
Court House, as well as any official state of Minnesota veterans memorial, Minnesota
veterans home, or Minnesota veterans cemetery;
new text end

new text begin (2) to the extent authorized by federal law and regulation, any United States veterans
cemetery, veterans memorial, post office, or other federal building, as well as any United
States Department of Veterans Affairs medical center, veterans service center, and veterans
community-based outreach center; and
new text end

new text begin (3) any appropriate local government building or facility, as determined by the
governing body of that local government.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Limitation. new text end

new text begin This section may not be construed or interpreted to require
any employee to report to work solely for the purpose of providing for the display of the
Honor and Remember Flag or any other flag.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Implementation. new text end

new text begin If a governmental building or facility within this state
opts to display the Honor and Remember Flag, the chief administrator of that facility shall
prescribe procedures necessary for the display.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Flag donation. new text end

new text begin Any named public office or public official may accept a
donation of one or more Honor and Remember Flags for the purpose of this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 66.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 211B.37, is amended to read:


211B.37 COSTS ASSESSED.

Except as otherwise provided in section 211B.36, subdivision 3, the chief
administrative law judge shall assess the cost of considering complaints filed under section
211B.32 as provided in this section. Costs of complaints relating to a statewide ballot
question or an election for a statewide or legislative office must be deleted text beginassessed against the
appropriation from the general fund to the general account of the state elections campaign
account in section 10A.31, subdivision 4
deleted text endnew text begin paid from appropriations to the office for this
purpose
new text end. Costs of complaints relating to any other ballot question or elective office must
be paid from appropriations to the office for this purpose.

Sec. 67.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, subdivision 22, is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Racing season.

"Racing season" means that portion of the calendar
year starting at the beginning of the day of the first live horse race conducted by the
licensee and concluding at the end of the day of the last live horse race conducted by
the licensee in any year.

deleted text begin For purposes of this chapter, the racing season begins before the first Saturday in
May and continues for not less than 25 consecutive weeks.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 68.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 28. new text end

new text begin Takeout. new text end

new text begin "Takeout" means the total amount of money, excluding
breakage, withheld from each pari-mutuel pool, as authorized by statute or rule.
new text end

Sec. 69.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 29. new text end

new text begin Handle new text end

new text begin "Handle" means the aggregate of all pari-mutuel pools, excluding
refundable wagers or cancellations.
new text end

Sec. 70.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 30. new text end

new text begin Mixed meet. new text end

new text begin "Mixed meet" means a racing day or series of racing days
on which the racing of more than one breed of horse occurs.
new text end

Sec. 71.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 31. new text end

new text begin Banked. new text end

new text begin "Banked" means any game of chance that is played with the
house as a participant in the game, where the house takes on all players, collects from all
losers, and pays all winners, and the house can win.
new text end

Sec. 72.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 32. new text end

new text begin Steward. new text end

new text begin A "steward" means an official described in section 240.16. The
term steward includes the terms "judge," "chief steward," and "presiding judge," and
applies to stewards and judges of the commission or a class B licensee, but not to other
racing officials, such as paddock or placement judges, who are employees or agents of
a class B licensee.
new text end

Sec. 73.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.011, is amended to read:


240.011 APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR.

The governor shall appoint the director of the Minnesota Racing Commission,
who serves in the unclassified service at the governor's pleasure. The director must be
a person qualified by experience deleted text beginin the administration and regulation of pari-mutuel
racing
deleted text endnew text begin and training to possess the skills necessarynew text end to discharge the duties of the director.
The governor must select a director from a list of one or more names submitted by the
Minnesota Racing Commission.

Sec. 74.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.03, is amended to read:


240.03 COMMISSION POWERS AND DUTIES.

The commission has the following powers and duties:

(1) to regulate horse racing in Minnesota to ensure that it is conducted in the public
interest;

(2) to issue licenses as provided in this chapter;

(3) to enforce all laws and rules governing horse racing;

(4) to collect and distribute all taxes provided for in this chapter;

(5) to conduct necessary investigations and inquiries and new text beginto issue subpoenas to
new text endcompel new text beginthe attendance of witnesses and new text endthe submission of information, documents, deleted text beginand
deleted text endrecordsnew text begin, and other evidencenew text end it deems necessary to carry out its duties;

(6) to supervise the conduct of pari-mutuel betting on horse racing;

(7) to employ and supervise personnel under this chapter;

(8) to determine the number of racing days to be held in the state and at each
licensed racetrack;

(9) to take all necessary steps to ensure the integrity of racing in Minnesota; and

(10) to impose fees on the racing and card playing industries sufficient to recover the
operating costs of the commission with the approval of the legislature according to section
16A.1283. Notwithstanding section 16A.1283, when the legislature is not in session, the
commissioner of management and budget may grant interim approval for any new fees
or adjustments to existing fees that are not statutorily specified, until such time as the
legislature reconvenes and acts upon the new fees or adjustments. As part of its biennial
budget request, the commission must propose changes to its fees that will be sufficient to
recover the operating costs of the commission.

Sec. 75.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.08, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Application.

new text begin(a) new text endAn application for a class C license must be on a form
the commission prescribes and must be accompanied by an affidavit of qualification
that the applicant:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end is not in default in the payment of an obligation or debt to the state under
Laws 1983, chapter 214;

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end does not have a felony conviction of record in a state or federal court and
does not have a state or federal felony charge pending;

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end is not and never has been connected with or engaged in an illegal business;

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end has never been found guilty of fraud or misrepresentation in connection
with racing or breeding;

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end has never been found guilty of a violation of law or rule relating to horse
racing, pari-mutuel betting or any other form of gambling which is a serious violation
as defined by the commission's rules; and

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end has never new text beginbeen found to have new text endknowingly violated deleted text begina rule ordeleted text endnew text begin annew text end order of the
commission or a law new text beginor rule new text endof Minnesotanew text begin or another jurisdictionnew text end relating to new text beginhorse new text endracingnew text begin,
pari-mutuel betting, or any other form of gambling
new text end.

new text begin (b) new text endThe application must also contain an irrevocable consent statement, to be signed
by the applicant, which states that suits and actions relating to the subject matter of the
application or acts or omissions arising from it may be commenced against the applicant in
any court of competent jurisdiction in this state by the service on the secretary of state of
any summons, process, or pleading authorized by the laws of this state. If any summons,
process, or pleading is served upon the secretary of state, it must be by duplicate copies.
One copy must be retained in the Office of the Secretary of State and the other copy must
be forwarded immediately by certified mail to the address of the applicant, as shown by
the records of the commission.

Sec. 76.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.08, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

License issuance and renewal.

If the commission determines that
the applicant is qualified for the occupation for which licensing is sought and will
not adversely affect the public health, welfare, and safety or the integrity of racing in
Minnesota, it may issue a class C license to the applicant. If it makes a similar finding for
a renewal of a class C license it may renew the license. Class C licenses are effective deleted text beginfor
one year.
deleted text endnew text begin until December 31 of the calendar year for which they are issued. Certain types
of class C licenses, to be determined by the commission, are effective until December 31
of the third calendar year for which they have been issued.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 77.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.08, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Revocation and suspension.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commission may revoke a class C
license for a violation of law or rule which in the commission's opinion adversely affects
the integrity of horse racing in Minnesota, new text beginthe public health, welfare, or safety, new text endor for an
intentional false statement made in a license application.

The commission may suspend a class C license for up to one year for a violation of
law, order or rule.

The commission may delegate to its designated agents the authority to impose
suspensions of class C licenses, and thenew text begin revocation ornew text end suspension new text beginof a class C license new text endmay
be appealed to the commission according to its rules.

new text begin (b) new text endA license revocation or suspension for more than 90 days is a contested case
under sections 14.57 to 14.69 of the Administrative Procedure Act and is in addition to
criminal penalties imposed for a violation of law or rule. The commission may summarily
suspend a license for more than 90 days prior to a contested case hearing where it is
necessary to ensure the integrity of racingnew text begin or to protect the public health, welfare, or safetynew text end.
A contested case hearing must be held within deleted text begin20deleted text endnew text begin 30new text end days of the summary suspension and
the administrative law judge's report must be issued within deleted text begin20deleted text endnew text begin 30new text end days from the close of
the hearing record. In all cases involving summary suspension the commission must issue
its final decision within 30 days from receipt of the report of the administrative law judge
and subsequent exceptions and argument under section 14.61.

Sec. 78.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.10, is amended to read:


240.10 LICENSE FEES.

The fee for a class A license is $253,000 per year and must be remitted on July 1.
The fee for a class B license is $500 for each assigned racing day and $100 for each day
on which simulcasting is authorized and must be remitted on July 1. deleted text beginIncluded herein are
all days assigned to be conducted after January 1, 2003.
deleted text end The fee for a class D license is
$50 for each assigned racing day on which racing is actually conducted. Fees imposed on
class D licenses must be paid to the commission at a time and in a manner as provided by
rule of the commission.

The commission shall by rule establish an annual license fee for each occupation it
licenses under section 240.08 deleted text beginbut no annual fee for a class C license may exceed $100deleted text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 79.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.13, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Purses.

(a) From the amounts deducted from all pari-mutuel pools by a
licensee, an amount equal to not less than the following percentages of all money in all
pools must be set aside by the licensee and used for purses for races conducted by the
licensee, provided that a licensee may agree by contract with an organization representing
a majority of the horsepersons racing the breed involved to set aside amounts in addition
to the following percentagesnew text begin, if the contract is in writing and filed with the commissionnew text end:

(1) for live races conducted at a class A facility, deleted text beginand for races that are part of full
racing card simulcasting that takes place within the time period of the live races,
deleted text end 8.4
percentnew text begin of handlenew text end;

deleted text begin (2) for simulcasts conducted during the racing season other than as provided for in
clause (1), 50 percent of the takeout remaining after deduction for taxes on pari-mutuel
pools, payment to the breeders fund, and payment to the sending out-of-state racetrack for
receipt of the signal; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end for simulcasts conducted deleted text beginoutside of the racing season, 25deleted text endnew text begin any day a class A
facility is licensed, not less than 37
new text end percent of the takeout remaining after deduction for the
state pari-mutuel tax, payment to the breeders fund, new text beginand new text endpayment to the sending out-of-state
racetrack for receipt of the signal deleted text beginand, before January 1, 2005, a further deduction of
eight percent of all money in all pools. In the event that wagering on simulcasts outside
of the racing season exceeds $125 million in any calendar year, the amount set aside for
purses by this formula is increased to 30 percent on amounts between $125,000,000 and
$150,000,000 wagered; 40 percent on amounts between $150,000,000 and $175,000,000
wagered; and 50 percent on amounts in excess of $175,000,000 wagered. In lieu of
the eight percent deduction, A deduction as agreed to between the licensee and the
horsepersons' organization representing the majority of horsepersons racing at the licensee's
class A facility during the preceding 12 months, is allowed after December 31, 2004
deleted text end.

The commission may by rule provide for the administration and enforcement of
this subdivision. The deductions for payment to the sending out-of-state racetrack must
be actual, except that when there exists any overlap of ownership, control, or interest
between the sending out-of-state racetrack and the receiving licensee, the deduction
must not be greater than three percent unless agreed to between the licensee and the
horsepersons' organization representing the majority of horsepersons racing the breed
racing the majority of races during the existing racing meeting or, if outside of the racing
season, during the most recent racing meeting.

deleted text begin In lieu of the amount the licensee must pay to the commission for deposit in the
Minnesota breeders fund under section 240.15, subdivision 1,
deleted text end The licensee shall paynew text begin to the
commission for deposit in the Minnesota breeders fund
new text end 5-1/2 percent of the takeout from
all pari-mutuel pools generated by wagering at the licensee's facility on deleted text beginfull racing card
deleted text endsimulcasts of races not conducted in this state.

(b) From the money set aside for purses, the licensee shall pay to the horseperson's
organization representing the majority of the horsepersons racing the breed involved
and contracting with the licensee with respect to purses and the conduct of the racing
meetings and providing representationnew text begin to its membersnew text end,new text begin an amount as may be determined
by agreement by the licensee and the horsepersons' organization sufficient to provide
new text endbenevolent programs, benefits, and services for horsepersons and their on-track employeesdeleted text begin,
an amount, sufficient to perform these services, as may be determined by agreement by
the licensee and the horseperson's organization
deleted text end. The amount paid may be deducted only
from the money set aside for purses to be paid in races for the breed represented by the
horseperson's organization. With respect to racing meetings where more than one breed
is racing, the licensee may contract independently with the horseperson's organization
representing each breed racing.

(c) Notwithstanding sections 325D.49 to 325D.66, a horseperson's organization
representing the majority of the horsepersons racing a breed at a meeting, and the members
thereof, may agree to withhold horses during a meeting.

deleted text begin (d) Money set aside for purses from wagering, during the racing season, on
simulcasts must be used for purses for live races conducted at the licensee's class A facility
during the same racing season, over and above the 8.4 percent purse requirement or any
higher requirement to which the parties agree, for races conducted in this state. Money
set aside for purses from wagering, outside of the racing season, on simulcasts must be
for purses for live races conducted at the licensee's class A facility
deleted text end deleted text begin during the next racing
season, over and above the 8.4 percent purse requirement or any higher requirement to
which the parties agree, for races conducted in this state.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Money set aside for purses from wagering on simulcasts must be used for
purses for live races involving the same breed involved in the simulcast except that money
set aside for purses and payments to the breeders fund from wagering on deleted text beginfull racing card
deleted text endsimulcasts of races not conducted in this state, occurring during a live mixed meet, must
be allotted to the purses and breeders fund for each breed participating in the mixed meet
new text beginas agreed upon by the breed organizations participating in the live mixed meet. The
agreement shall be in writing and filed with the commission prior to the first day of the live
mixed meet. In the absence of a written agreement filed with the commission, the money
set aside for purses and payments to the breeders fund from wagering on simulcasts,
occurring during a live mixed meet, shall be allotted to each breed participating in the live
mixed meet
new text end in the same proportion that the number of live races run by each breed bears
to the total number of live races conducted during the period of the mixed meet.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end The allocation of money set aside for purses to particular racing meets may be
adjusted, relative to overpayments and underpayments, by contract between the licensee
and the horsepersons' organization representing the majority of horsepersons racing the
breed involved at the licensee's facility.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end Subject to the provisions of this chapter, money set aside from pari-mutuel
pools for purses must be for the breed involved in the race that generated the pool, except
that if the breed involved in the race generating the pari-mutuel pool is not racing in the
current racing meeting, or has not raced within the preceding 12 months at the licensee's
class A facility, money set aside for purses may be distributed proportionately to those
breeds that have run during the preceding 12 months or paid to the commission and
used for purses or to promote racing for the breed involved in the race generating the
pari-mutuel pool, or both, in a manner prescribed by the commission.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end This subdivision does not apply to a class D licensee.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 80.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.13, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Simulcasting.

(a) The commission may permit an authorized licensee to
conduct simulcasting at the licensee's facility on any day authorized by the commission.
All simulcasts must comply with the Interstate Horse Racing Act of 1978, United States
Code, title 15, sections 3001 to 3007.

(b) The commission may not authorize any day for simulcasting at a class A facility
during the racing season, and a licensee may not be allowed to transmit out-of-state
telecasts of races the licensee conducts, unless the licensee has obtained the approval of
the horsepersons' organization representing the majority of the horsepersons racing the
breed involved at the licensed racetrack during the preceding 12 months. In the case of
a class A facility licensed under section 240.06, subdivision 5a, the approval applicable
to the first year of the racetrack's operation may be obtained from the horsepersons'
organization that represents the majority of horsepersons who will race the breed involved
at the licensed racetrack during the first year of the racetrack's operation.

(c) The licensee may pay fees and costs to an entity transmitting a telecast of a
race to the licensee for purposes of conducting pari-mutuel wagering on the race. The
licensee may deduct fees and costs related to the receipt of televised transmissions from a
pari-mutuel pool on the televised race, provided that one-half of any amount recouped in
this manner must be added to the amounts required to be set aside for purses.

(d) With the approval of the commission and subject to the provisions of this
subdivision, a licensee may transmit telecasts of races it conducts, for wagering purposes,
to locations outside the state, and the commission may allow this to be done on a
commingled pool basis.

(e) Except as otherwise provided in this section, simulcasting may be conducted on a
deleted text beginseparatedeleted text endnew text begin comminglednew text end pool basis or, with the approval of the commission, on a deleted text begincommingled
deleted text endnew text beginseparatenew text end pool basis. All provisions of law governing pari-mutuel betting apply to
simulcasting except as otherwise provided in this subdivision or in the commission's
rules. If pools are commingled, wagering at the licensed facility must be on equipment
electronically linked with the equipment at the licensee's class A facility or with the
sending racetrack via the totalizator computer at the licensee's class A facility. Subject to
the approval of the commission, the types of betting, takeout, and distribution of winnings
on commingled pari-mutuel pools are those in effect at the sending racetrack. Breakage
for pari-mutuel pools on a televised race must be calculated in accordance with the law or
rules governing the sending racetrack for these pools, and must be distributed in a manner
agreed to between the licensee and the sending racetrack. Notwithstanding subdivision 7
and section 240.15, subdivision 5, the commission may approve procedures governing the
definition and disposition of unclaimed tickets that are consistent with the law and rules
governing unclaimed tickets at the sending racetrack. For the purposes of this section,
"sending racetrack" is either the racetrack outside of this state where the horse race is
conducted or, with the consent of the racetrack, an alternative facility that serves as the
racetrack for the purpose of commingling pools.

(f) Except as otherwise provided in section 240.06, subdivision 5b, paragraph (2),
if there is more than one class B licensee conducting racing within the seven-county
metropolitan area, simulcasting may be conducted only on races run by a breed that ran at
the licensee's class A facility within the 12 months preceding the event.

Sec. 81.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.135, is amended to read:


240.135 CARD CLUB REVENUE.

(a) From the amounts received from charges authorized under section 240.30,
subdivision 4
, the licensee shall set aside the amounts specified in this section to be
used for purse payments. These amounts are in addition to the breeders fund and purse
requirements set forth elsewhere in this chapter.

(1) For amounts between zero and $6,000,000, the licensee shall set aside new text beginnot less
than
new text endten percent to be used as purses.

(2) For amounts in excess of $6,000,000, the licensee shall set aside new text beginnot less than
new text end14 percent to be used as purses.

(b) From all amounts set aside under paragraph (a), the licensee shall set aside
ten percent to be deposited in the breeders fund. deleted text beginThe licensee and the horseperson's
organization representing the majority of horsepersons who have raced at the racetrack
during the preceding 12 months may negotiate percentages different from those stated in
this section if the agreement is in writing and filed with the Racing Commission.
deleted text end

(c) It is the intent of the legislature that the proceeds of the card playing activities
authorized by this chapter be used to improve the horse racing industry by improving purses.
new text beginThe licensee and the horseperson's organization representing the majority of horsepersons
who have raced at the racetrack during the preceding 12 months may negotiate percentages
that exceed those stated in this section if the agreement is in writing and filed with the
commission.
new text end The commission shall annually review the financial details of card playing
activities and determine if the present use of card playing proceeds is consistent with the
policy established by this paragraph. If the commission determines that the use of the
proceeds does not comply with the policy set forth herein, then the commission shall direct
the parties to make the changes necessary to ensure compliance. If these changes require
legislation, the commission shall make the appropriate recommendations to the legislature.

Sec. 82.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.15, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Taxes imposed.

(a) There is imposed a tax at the rate of six percent
of the amount in excess of $12,000,000 annually withheld from all pari-mutuel pools by
the licensee, including breakage and amounts withheld under section 240.13, subdivision
4
. For the purpose of this subdivision, "annually" is the period from July 1 to June 30 of
the next year.

In addition to the above tax, the licensee must designate and pay to the commission
a tax of one percent of the deleted text begintotal amount bet on each racing daydeleted text endnew text begin handle for live races
conducted at a class A facility
new text end, for deposit in the Minnesota breeders fund.

The taxes imposed by this clause must be paid from the amounts permitted to be
withheld by a licensee under section 240.13, subdivision 4.

(b) The commission may impose an admissions tax of not more than ten cents on
each paid admission at a licensed racetrack on a racing day if:

(1) the tax is requested by a local unit of government within whose borders the
track is located;

(2) a public hearing is held on the request; and

(3) the commission finds that the local unit of government requesting the tax is in
need of its revenue to meet extraordinary expenses caused by the racetrack.

Sec. 83.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.15, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Disposition of proceeds; account.

The commission shall distribute all
money received under this section, and all money received from license fees and fines it
collects, according to this subdivision. All money designated for deposit in the Minnesota
breeders fund must be paid into that fund for distribution under section 240.18 except that
all money generated by deleted text beginfull racing carddeleted text end simulcasts must be distributed as provided in
section 240.18, subdivisions 2, paragraph (d), clauses (1), (2), and (3); and 3. Revenue
from an admissions tax imposed under subdivision 1 must be paid to the local unit of
government at whose request it was imposed, at times and in a manner the commission
determines. Taxes received under this section and fines collected under section 240.22
must be paid to the commissioner of management and budget for deposit in the general
fund. All revenues from licenses and other fees imposed by the commission must be
deposited in the state treasury and credited to a racing and card playing regulation account
in the special revenue fund. Receipts in this account are available for the operations of the
commission up to the amount authorized in biennial appropriations from the legislature.

Sec. 84.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.16, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Powers and duties.

All horse races run at a licensed racetrack must
be presided over by a board of three stewards, who must be appointees of the commission or
persons approved by it. The commission shall designate one steward as chair. At least two
stewards for all races either shall be employees of the commission who shall serve in the
unclassified service, or shall be under contract with the commission to serve as stewards.
The commission may delegate the following duties and powers to a board of stewards:

(a) to ensure that races are run in accordance with the commission's rules;

(b) to supervise the conduct of racing to ensure the integrity of the sport;

(c) to settle disputes arising from the running of horse races, and to certify official
results;

(d) to impose on licensees, for violation of law or commission rules, fines not
exceeding deleted text begin$2,000deleted text endnew text begin $5,000new text end and license suspensions not exceeding 90 days;

(e) to recommend to the commission where warranted penalties in excess of those
in clause (d);

(f) to otherwise enforce the laws and rules of racing; and

(g) to perform other duties and have other powers assigned by the commission.

Sec. 85.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.22, is amended to read:


240.22 FINES.

new text begin (a) new text endThe commission shall by rule establish a graduated schedule of civil fines for
violations of laws related to horse racing or of the commission's rules. The schedule
must include minimum and maximum fines for each violation and be based on and
reflect the culpability, frequency and severity of the violator's actions. The commission
may impose a fine from this schedule on a licensee for a violation of those rules or laws
relating to horse racing. The fine is in addition to any criminal penalty imposed for the
same violation. Fines imposed by the commission must be paid to the commission and
new text beginexcept as provided in paragraph (b), new text endforwarded to the commissioner of management and
budget for deposit in the general fund. A fine in excess of deleted text begin$2,000deleted text endnew text begin $5,000new text end is a contested
case under the Administrative Procedure Act.

new text begin (b) If the commission is the prevailing party in a contested case proceeding, the
commission may recover, from amounts to be forwarded under paragraph (a), reasonable
attorney fees and costs associated with the contested case.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 86.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.23, is amended to read:


240.23 RULEMAKING AUTHORITY.

The commission has the authority, in addition to all other rulemaking authority
granted elsewhere in this chapter to promulgate rules governing:

(a) the conduct of horse races held at licensed racetracks in Minnesota, including but
not limited to the rules of racing, standards of entry, operation of claiming races, filing and
handling of objections, carrying of weights, and declaration of official results;

(b) deleted text beginwiredeleted text endnew text begin wired and wirelessnew text end communications between the premises of a licensed
racetrack and any place outside the premises;

(c) information on horse races which is sold on the premises of a licensed racetrack;

(d) liability insurance which it may require of all class A, class B, and class D
licensees;

(e) the auditing of the books and records of a licensee by an auditor employed
or appointed by the commission;

(f) emergency action plans maintained by licensed racetracks and their periodic
review;

(g) safety, security, and sanitation of stabling facilities at licensed racetracks;

(h) entry fees and other funds received by a licensee in the course of conducting
racing which the commission determines must be placed in escrow accounts;

(i) affirmative action in employment and contracting by class A, class B, and class D
licensees; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

new text begin (j) procedures for the sampling and testing of any horse that is eligible to race in
Minnesota for substances or practices that are prohibited by law or rule; and
new text end

deleted text begin (j)deleted text endnew text begin (k)new text end any other aspect of horse racing or pari-mutuel betting which in its opinion
affects the integrity of racing or the public health, welfare, or safety.

Rules of the commission are subject to chapter 14, the Administrative Procedure Act.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 87.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 272.484, is amended to read:


272.484 FEES.

The fee for filing and indexing each notice of lien or certificate or notice affecting
the lien is:

(1) for a lien, certificate of discharge or subordination, and for all other notices,
including a certificate of release or nonattachment filed with the secretary of state, the fee
provided by section 336.9-525, except that the filing fee charged to the district directors
of internal revenue for filing a federal tax lien is $15 deleted text beginfor up to two debtor names and
$15 for each additional name
deleted text end;new text begin and
new text end

(2) for a lien, certificate of discharge or subordination, and for all other notices,
including a certificate of release or nonattachment filed with the county recorder, the fee
for filing a real estate mortgage in the county where filed.

The officer shall bill the district directors of internal revenue or other appropriate
federal officials on a monthly basis for fees for documents filed by them.

Sec. 88.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 298.22, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

The Office of the Commissioner of Iron Range resources
and rehabilitation.

(a) The Office of the Commissioner of Iron Range resources and
rehabilitation is created as an agency in the executive branch of state government. The
governor shall appoint the commissioner of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation under
section 15.06.

(b) The commissioner may hold other positions or appointments that are not
incompatible with duties as commissioner of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation. The
commissioner may appoint a deputy commissioner. All expenses of the commissioner,
including the payment of staff and other assistance as may be necessary, must be paid
out of the amounts appropriated by section 298.28 or otherwise made available by law
to the commissioner. deleted text beginNotwithstanding chapters 16A, 16B, and 16C, the commissioner
may utilize contracting options available under section 471.345 when the commissioner
determines it is in the best interest of the agency. The agency is not subject to sections
16E.016 and 16C.05.
deleted text end

(c) When the commissioner determines that distress and unemployment exists or
may exist in the future in any county by reason of the removal of natural resources or
a possibly limited use of natural resources in the future and any resulting decrease in
employment, the commissioner may use whatever amounts of the appropriation made to
the commissioner of revenue in section 298.28 that are determined to be necessary and
proper in the development of the remaining resources of the county and in the vocational
training and rehabilitation of its residents, except that the amount needed to cover cost
overruns awarded to a contractor by an arbitrator in relation to a contract awarded by
the commissioner or in effect after July 1, 1985, is appropriated from the general fund.
For the purposes of this section, "development of remaining resources" includes, but is
not limited to, the promotion of tourism.

Sec. 89.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 303.19, is amended to read:


303.19 REINSTATEMENT.

Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginApplicationdeleted text endnew text begin Required filingnew text end.

Any foreign corporation whose
certificate of authority to do business in this state shall have been revoked or canceled may
deleted text beginfiledeleted text endnew text begin reinstate that authority by filing an annual renewal and the fee required by subdivision
2
new text end with the secretary of state deleted text beginan application for reinstatement. Such application shall be
on forms prescribed by the secretary of state, shall contain all the matters required to be
set forth in an original application for a certificate of authority, and such other pertinent
information as may be required by the secretary of state
deleted text end.new text begin If any of the information in the
original application for authority has changed, the foreign corporation must also file an
amended certificate setting forth the currently accurate information, with the fee required
by section 303.21, subdivision 3.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Fee.

If the certificate of authority was revoked by the secretary of state
pursuant to section 303.17, deleted text beginthe corporation shall pay to the commissioner of management
and budget $250 before it may be reinstated.
deleted text end

deleted text begin If the certificate of authority was canceleddeleted text endnew text begin ornew text end by a judgment pursuant to section
303.18, the corporation shall pay to the commissioner of management and budget $500
before it may be reinstated.

Subd. 3.

Certificate of reinstatement.

Upon the filing of the application and upon
payment of deleted text beginall penalties, fees and charges required by law, not including an initial license
fee or additional license fees to the extent that they have previously been paid by the
corporation
deleted text endnew text begin the fees imposed by this sectionnew text end, the secretary of state shall reinstate the
license of the corporation.

Sec. 90.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 304A.301, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Report required.

deleted text beginNo later than 90 days after the conclusion of
each calendar year
deleted text endnew text begin Before each April 1new text end, a public benefit corporation must deliver to the
secretary of state for filing an annual benefit report covering the 12-month period ending
on December 31 of deleted text beginthatdeleted text endnew text begin the previousnew text end year and pay a fee of $35 to the secretary of state.
The annual benefit report must state the name of the public benefit corporation, be signed
by the public benefit corporation's chief executive officer not more than 30 days before the
report is delivered to the secretary of state for filing, and must be current when signed.

Sec. 91.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 304A.301, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Failure to file an annual benefit report.

If a public benefit corporation
fails to file deleted text beginandeleted text endnew text begin, before April 1 of any calendar year, thenew text end annual benefit report deleted text beginin accordance
with this section within 90 days of the date on which an annual benefit report is due
deleted text endnew text beginrequired by this sectionnew text end, the secretary of state shall revoke the corporation's status as a
public benefit corporation under this chapter and must notify the public benefit corporation
of the revocation using the information provided by the corporation pursuant to section
5.002 or 5.34 or provided in the articles.

Sec. 92.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 304A.301, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Effects of revocation; reinstatement.

(a) A public benefit corporation
that has lost its public benefit corporation status for failure to timely file an annual benefit
report new text beginor by terminating that status pursuant to section 304A.103 new text endis not entitled to the
benefits afforded to a public benefit corporation under this chapter as of the date of
revocationnew text begin or termination and must amend the articles of incorporation to reflect a name
compliant with section 302A.115, but which does not include the corporate designation
provided for in section 304A.101, subdivision 2
new text end.

(b) Within 30 days of issuance of revocation of public benefit corporation status by
the secretary of state, filing a renewal complying with this section and a $500 fee with
the secretary of state will reinstate the corporation as a public benefit corporation under
this chapter as of the date of revocation.

Sec. 93.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 304A.301, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Failure to change corporate name. new text end

new text begin The duration of a corporation that has
had public benefit status terminated or revoked and which fails to change the corporate
name as provided in subdivision 6 expires automatically 30 days after termination or
revocation of the public benefit corporation status.
new text end

Sec. 94.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Attest.

"Attest" means deleted text beginto providedeleted text endnew text begin providing any ofnew text end the following deleted text beginfinancial
statement
deleted text end services:

(1) an audit or other engagement performed in accordance with the Statements on
Auditing Standards (SAS);

(2) a review of a financial statement performed in accordance with the Statements on
Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS);

(3) an examination of prospective financial information performed in accordance
with the Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE); deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(4) deleted text beginanydeleted text endnew text begin annew text end engagement performed in accordance with deleted text beginauditing and relateddeleted text endnew text begin the
new text endstandards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Boardnew text begin (PCAOB); and
new text end

new text begin (5) an examination, review, or agreed-upon procedures engagement performed in
accordance with SSAE, other than an examination described in clause (3)
new text end.

Sec. 95.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.01, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Peer review.

"Peer review" means an independent study, appraisal, or
review of one or more aspects of the professional work of a licensee new text begin or CPA firm new text endthat
issues attest or compilation reports, or the professional work of a person registered under
section 326A.06, paragraph (b), by persons who are not affiliated with the licensee new text begin or
CPA firm
new text endbeing reviewed.

Sec. 96.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.01, subdivision 13a, is amended to read:


Subd. 13a.

Principal place of business.

"Principal place of business" means the
office location designated by the licensee for purposes of substantial equivalency and
reciprocity deleted text beginin this state and in other statesdeleted text end.

Sec. 97.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.01, subdivision 15, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Report.

"Report," when used with reference to deleted text beginfinancial statementsdeleted text endnew text begin an
attest or compilation service
new text end, means an opinion, report, or other form of language that
states or implies assurance as to the reliability of deleted text beginanydeleted text end new text begin the attested information or compiled
new text endfinancial statements and that also includes or is accompanied by a statement or implication
that the person or firm issuing it has special knowledge or competence in accounting or
auditing. Such a statement or implication of special knowledge or competence may arise
from use by the issuer of the report of names or titles indicating that the person or firm is an
accountant or auditor, or from the language of the report itself. The term "report" includes
any form of language that disclaims an opinion when the form of language is conventionally
understood to imply any positive assurance as to the reliability of the new text begin attested information
or compiled
new text endfinancial statements referred to or special competence on the part of the person
or firm issuing the language. It includes any other form of language that is conventionally
understood to imply such assurance or such special knowledge or competence.

Sec. 98.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.01, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

State.

"State" means any state of the United States, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, new text beginthe Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands,
new text endand Guam; except that "this state" means the state of Minnesota.

Sec. 99.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Officers; proceedings.

The board shall elect one of its deleted text beginnumberdeleted text endnew text begin members
new text endas chair, another as vice-chair, and another as secretary and treasurer. The officers shall
hold their respective offices for a term of one year and until their successors are elected.
The affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified members of the board, or a majority of
a quorum of the board at any meeting duly called, is considered the action of the board.
The board shall meet at such times and places as may be fixed by the board. Meetings
of the board are subject to chapter 13D. A majority of the board members then in office
constitutes a quorum at any meeting duly called. The board shall retain or arrange for the
retention of all applications and all documents under oath that are filed with the board and
also records of its proceedings, and it shall maintain a registry of the names and addresses
of all licensees and registrants under this chapter. In any proceeding in court, civil or
criminal, arising out of or founded upon any provision of this chapter, copies of records of
the proceeding certified as true copies by the board chair or executive director shall be
admissible in evidence as tending to prove the contents of the records.

Sec. 100.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.02, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Rules.

The board may adopt rules governing its administration and
enforcement of this chapter and the conduct of licensees and persons registered under
section 326A.06, paragraph (b), including:

(1) rules governing the board's meetings and the conduct of its business;

(2) rules of procedure governing the conduct of investigations and hearings and
discipline by the board;

(3) rules specifying the educational and experience qualifications required for the
issuance of certificates and the continuing professional education required for renewal
of certificates;

(4) rules of professional conduct directed to controlling the quality and probity
of services by licensees, and dealing among other things with independence, integrity,
and objectivity; competence and technical standards; and responsibilities to the public
and to clients;

(5) rules governing the professional standards applicable to licensees including
adoption of the standards specified in section 326A.01, subdivision 2, and as developed
for general application by recognized national accountancy organizations such as the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or the Public Company Accounting
Oversight Board;

new text begin (6) rules that incorporate by reference the standards for attesting listed in section
326A.01, subdivision 2, that are consistent with the standards of general applicability
recognized by national accountancy organizations, including the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board;
new text end

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end rules governing the manner and circumstances of use of the titles "certified
public accountant," "CPA," "registered accounting practitioner," and "RAP";

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end rules regarding peer review that may be required to be performed under
provisions of this chapter;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end rules on substantial equivalence to implement section 326A.14;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end rules regarding the conduct of the certified public accountant examination;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end rules regarding the issuance and renewals of certificates, permits, and
registrations;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end rules regarding transition provisions to implement this chapter;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end rules specifying the educational and experience qualifications for
registration, rules of professional conduct, rules regarding peer review, rules governing
standards for providing services, and rules regarding the conduct and content of
examination for those persons registered under section 326A.06, paragraph (b);

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end rules regarding fees for examinations, certificate issuance and renewal,
firm permits, registrations under section 326A.06, paragraph (b), notifications made under
section 326A.14, and late processing fees; and

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end upon any change to this chapter, if the board determines a change in
Minnesota Rules is required, the board may initiate the expedited process under section
14.389 up to one year after the effective date of the change to this chapter.

Sec. 101.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General.

The board shall grant or renew permits to practice as
a CPA firm to entities that make application and demonstrate their qualifications in
accordance with this section.

(a) The following must hold a permit issued under this section:

(1) any firm with an office in this state performing attest services as defined in
section 326A.01, subdivision 2;

(2) to the extent required by section 326A.10, paragraph (k), any firm with an office
in this state performing compilation services as defined in section 326A.01, subdivision 6;

(3) any firm with an office in this state that uses the title "CPA" or "CPA firm"; or

(4) any firm that does not have an office in this state but performs attest services
as described in section 326A.01, subdivision 2, paragraph (1), (3), or (4), for a client
having its headquarters in this state.

(b) A firm possessing a valid permit from another state which does not have an office
in this state may perform services described in section 326A.01, subdivision 2, clause (2)
new text beginor (5)new text end, or subdivision 6, for a client having its headquarters in this state and may use the
title "CPA" or "CPA firm" without a permit issued under this section only if:

(1) it has the qualifications described in subdivision 3, paragraph (b);

(2) as a condition to the renewal of the firm's permit issued by the other state, that
state requires a peer review which contains the requirements equivalent to subdivision 8,
paragraphs (a) and (e); and

(3) it performs the services through an individual who has been granted practice
privileges under section 326A.14.

(c) A firm possessing a valid permit from another state that does not have an office
in this state and which is not subject to the requirements of paragraph (a), clause (4), or
(b), may perform other professional services while using the title "CPA" or "CPA firm" in
this state without a permit issued under this section only if the firm:

(1) has the qualifications described in subdivision 3, paragraph (b);

(2) performs the services through an individual who has been granted practice
privileges under section 326A.14; and

(3) can lawfully perform the services in the state where the individuals with practice
privileges have their principal place of business.

Sec. 102.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.05, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Qualifications.

(a) An applicant for initial issuance or renewal of a permit
to practice under this section shall comply with the requirements in this subdivision.

(b) Notwithstanding chapter 319B or any other provision of law, a simple majority
of the ownership of the firm, in terms of financial interests and voting rights of all partners,
officers, shareholders, members, or managers, must belong to holders of certificates who
are licensed in some state, and the partners, officers, shareholders, members, or managers,
whose principal place of business is in this state, and who perform professional services in
this state, must hold valid certificates issued under section 326A.04 or the corresponding
provision of prior law. Although firms may include nonlicensee owners, the firm and
its ownership must comply with rules adopted by the board. The firm shall register all
nonlicensee owners with the state board as set forth by rule. An individual who has been
granted practice privileges under section 326A.14 and who performs services for which
a firm permit is required under section 326A.14, subdivision 1, paragraph (d), is not
required to obtain a certificate from the board under section 326A.04.

(c) A CPA firm may include nonlicensee owners provided that:

(1) the firm designates a licensee of this state, or in the case of a firm that must
have a permit according to section 326A.14, subdivision 1, paragraph (d), a licensee of
another state who meets the requirements in section 326A.14, subdivision 1, paragraph
(a) or (b), who is responsible for the proper registration of the firm and identifies that
individual to the board;

(2) all nonlicensee owners are persons of good moral character and are active
individual participants in the CPA firm or affiliated entities; and

(3) the firm complies with other requirements imposed by the board in rule.

(d) An individual licensee and any individual granted practice privileges under
section 326A.14 who is responsible for supervising attest or compilation services and
signs or authorizes someone to sign the accountant's report deleted text beginon the financial statements
deleted text endon behalf of the firm, shall meet the competency requirements set out in the professional
standards for such services.

(e) An individual licensee and any individual granted practice privileges under section
326A.14 who signs or authorizes someone to sign the accountants' report deleted text beginon the financial
statements
deleted text end on behalf of the firm shall meet the competency requirement of paragraph (d).

Sec. 103.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.10, is amended to read:


326A.10 UNLAWFUL ACTS.

(a) Only a licensee and individuals who have been granted practice privileges
under section 326A.14 may issue a report on financial statements of any person, firm,
organization, or governmental unit that results from providing attest services, or offer to
render or render any attest service. Only a certified public accountant, an individual who
has been granted practice privileges under section 326A.14, a CPA firm, or, to the extent
permitted by board rule, a person registered under section 326A.06, paragraph (b), may
issue a report on financial statements of any person, firm, organization, or governmental
unit that results from providing compilation services or offer to render or render any
compilation service. These restrictions do not prohibit any act of a public official or
public employee in the performance of that person's duties or prohibit the performance
by any nonlicensee of other services involving the use of accounting skills, including
the preparation of tax returns, management advisory services, and the preparation of
financial statements without the issuance of reports on them. Nonlicensees may prepare
financial statements and issue nonattest transmittals or information on them which do not
purport to be in compliance with the Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review
Services (SSARS). Nonlicensees registered under section 326A.06, paragraph (b), may,
to the extent permitted by board rule, prepare financial statements and issue nonattest
transmittals or information on them.

(b) Licensees and individuals who have been granted practice privileges under
section 326A.14 performing attest or compilation services must provide those services in
accordance with professional standards. To the extent permitted by board rule, registered
accounting practitioners performing compilation services must provide those services in
accordance with standards specified in board rule.

(c) A person who does not hold a valid certificate issued under section 326A.04
or a practice privilege granted under section 326A.14 shall not use or assume the title
"certified public accountant," the abbreviation "CPA," or any other title, designation,
words, letters, abbreviation, sign, card, or device tending to indicate that the person is a
certified public accountant.

(d) A firm shall not provide attest services or assume or use the title "certified public
accountants," the abbreviation "CPA's," or any other title, designation, words, letters,
abbreviation, sign, card, or device tending to indicate that the firm is a CPA firm unless
(1) the firm has complied with section 326A.05, and (2) ownership of the firm is in
accordance with this chapter and rules adopted by the board.

(e) A person or firm that does not hold a valid certificate or permit issued under
section 326A.04 or 326A.05 or has not otherwise complied with section 326A.04 or
326A.05 as required in this chapter shall not assume or use the title "certified accountant,"
"chartered accountant," "enrolled accountant," "licensed accountant," "registered
accountant," "accredited accountant," "accounting practitioner," "public accountant,"
"licensed public accountant," or any other title or designation likely to be confused
with the title "certified public accountant," or use any of the abbreviations "CA," "LA,"
"RA," "AA," "PA," "AP," "LPA," or similar abbreviation likely to be confused with the
abbreviation "CPA." The title "enrolled agent" or "EA" may only be used by individuals
so designated by the Internal Revenue Service.

(f) Persons registered under section 326A.06, paragraph (b), may use the title
"registered accounting practitioner" or the abbreviation "RAP." A person who does not
hold a valid registration under section 326A.06, paragraph (b), shall not assume or use
such title or abbreviation.

(g) Except to the extent permitted in paragraph (a), nonlicensees may not use
language in any statement relating to the financial affairs of a person or entity that is
conventionally used by licensees in reports on financial statementsnew text begin or on an attest servicenew text end.
In this regard, the board shall issue by rule safe harbor language that nonlicensees may
use in connection with such financial information. A person or firm that does not hold a
valid certificate or permit, or a registration issued under section 326A.04, 326A.05, or
326A.06, paragraph (b), or has not otherwise complied with section 326A.04 or 326A.05
as required in this chapter shall not assume or use any title or designation that includes the
word "accountant" or "accounting" in connection with any other language, including the
language of a report, that implies that the person or firm holds such a certificate, permit,
or registration or has special competence as an accountant. A person or firm that does
not hold a valid certificate or permit issued under section 326A.04 or 326A.05 or has not
otherwise complied with section 326A.04 or 326A.05 as required in this chapter shall not
assume or use any title or designation that includes the word "auditor" in connection with
any other language, including the language of a report, that implies that the person or firm
holds such a certificate or permit or has special competence as an auditor. However,
this paragraph does not prohibit any officer, partner, member, manager, or employee of
any firm or organization from affixing that person's own signature to any statement in
reference to the financial affairs of such firm or organization with any wording designating
the position, title, or office that the person holds, nor prohibit any act of a public official or
employee in the performance of the person's duties as such.

(h)(1) No person holding a certificate or registration or firm holding a permit under
this chapter shall use a professional or firm name or designation that is misleading about
the legal form of the firm, or about the persons who are partners, officers, members,
managers, or shareholders of the firm, or about any other matter. However, names of one
or more former partners, members, managers, or shareholders may be included in the
name of a firm or its successor.

(2) A common brand name or network name part, including common initials, used
by a CPA firm in its name, is not misleading if the firm is a network firm as defined in
the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Code of Professional
Conduct in effect July 1, 2011, and when offering or rendering services that require
independence under AICPA standards, the firm must comply with the AICPA code's
applicable standards on independence.

(i) Paragraphs (a) to (h) do not apply to a person or firm holding a certification,
designation, degree, or license granted in a foreign country entitling the holder to engage
in the practice of public accountancy or its equivalent in that country, if:

(1) the activities of the person or firm in this state are limited to the provision of
professional services to persons or firms who are residents of, governments of, or business
entities of the country in which the person holds the entitlement;

(2) the person or firm performs no attest or compilation services and issues no
reports with respect to the deleted text beginfinancial statementsdeleted text endnew text begin informationnew text end of any other persons, firms, or
governmental units in this state; and

(3) the person or firm does not use in this state any title or designation other than
the one under which the person practices in the foreign country, followed by a translation
of the title or designation into English, if it is in a different language, and by the name
of the country.

(j) No holder of a certificate issued under section 326A.04 may perform attest services
through any business form that does not hold a valid permit issued under section 326A.05.

(k) No individual licensee may issue a report in standard form upon a compilation
of financial information through any form of business that does not hold a valid permit
issued under section 326A.05, unless the report discloses the name of the business through
which the individual is issuing the report, and the individual:

(1) signs the compilation report identifying the individual as a certified public
accountant;

(2) meets the competency requirement provided in applicable standards; and

(3) undergoes no less frequently than once every three years, a peer review
conducted in a manner specified by the board in rule, and the review includes verification
that the individual has met the competency requirements set out in professional standards
for such services.

(l) No person registered under section 326A.06, paragraph (b), may issue a report
in standard form upon a compilation of financial information unless the board by rule
permits the report and the person:

(1) signs the compilation report identifying the individual as a registered accounting
practitioner;

(2) meets the competency requirements in board rule; and

(3) undergoes no less frequently than once every three years a peer review conducted
in a manner specified by the board in rule, and the review includes verification that the
individual has met the competency requirements in board rule.

(m) Nothing in this section prohibits a practicing attorney or firm of attorneys from
preparing or presenting records or documents customarily prepared by an attorney or firm
of attorneys in connection with the attorney's professional work in the practice of law.

(n) The board shall adopt rules that place limitations on receipt by a licensee or a
person who holds a registration under section 326A.06, paragraph (b), of:

(1) contingent fees for professional services performed; and

(2) commissions or referral fees for recommending or referring to a client any
product or service.

(o) Anything in this section to the contrary notwithstanding, it shall not be a violation
of this section for a firm not holding a valid permit under section 326A.05 and not having
an office in this state to provide its professional services in this state so long as it complies
with the applicable requirements of section 326A.05, subdivision 1.

Sec. 104.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 336A.09, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Procedure.

(a) deleted text beginOraldeleted text endnew text begin Onlinenew text end and written inquiries regarding
information provided by the filing of effective financing statements or lien notices may
be deleted text beginmade at any filing officedeleted text endnew text begin submitted to the secretary of statenew text end during regular business
hoursnew text begin or, if submitted online, at any timenew text end.

(b) deleted text beginA filing office receiving an oral or written inquiry shall, upon requestdeleted text endnew text begin The
secretary of state must, upon receiving an inquiry
new text end, provide deleted text beginan oral or facsimiledeleted text endnew text begin a prompt
new text endresponse to the inquiry.

(c) deleted text beginA filing officedeleted text endnew text begin The secretary of statenew text end shall maintain a record of inquiries made
under this section including:

(1) the date of the inquiry;

(2) the name of the debtor inquired about; and

(3) identification of the person making the request for inquiry.

Sec. 105.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 364.09, is amended to read:


364.09 EXCEPTIONS.

(a) This chapter does not apply to the licensing process for peace officers; to law
enforcement agencies as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraph (f); to fire
protection agencies; to eligibility for a private detective or protective agent license; to the
licensing and background study process under chapters 245A and 245C;new text begin to the licensing
and background investigation process under chapter 240;
new text end to eligibility for school bus
driver endorsements; to eligibility for special transportation service endorsements; to
eligibility for a commercial driver training instructor license, which is governed by section
171.35 and rules adopted under that section; to emergency medical services personnel, or
to the licensing by political subdivisions of taxicab drivers, if the applicant for the license
has been discharged from sentence for a conviction within the ten years immediately
preceding application of a violation of any of the following:

(1) sections 609.185 to 609.2114, 609.221 to 609.223, 609.342 to 609.3451, or
617.23, subdivision 2 or 3; or Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.21;

(2) any provision of chapter 152 that is punishable by a maximum sentence of
15 years or more; or

(3) a violation of chapter 169 or 169A involving driving under the influence, leaving
the scene of an accident, or reckless or careless driving.

This chapter also shall not apply to eligibility for juvenile corrections employment, where
the offense involved child physical or sexual abuse or criminal sexual conduct.

(b) This chapter does not apply to a school district or to eligibility for a license
issued or renewed by the Board of Teaching or the commissioner of education.

(c) Nothing in this section precludes the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers
Training Board or the state fire marshal from recommending policies set forth in this
chapter to the attorney general for adoption in the attorney general's discretion to apply to
law enforcement or fire protection agencies.

(d) This chapter does not apply to a license to practice medicine that has been denied
or revoked by the Board of Medical Practice pursuant to section 147.091, subdivision 1a.

(e) This chapter does not apply to any person who has been denied a license to
practice chiropractic or whose license to practice chiropractic has been revoked by the
board in accordance with section 148.10, subdivision 7.

(f) This chapter does not apply to any license, registration, or permit that has
been denied or revoked by the Board of Nursing in accordance with section 148.261,
subdivision 1a.

(g) This chapter does not supersede a requirement under law to conduct a criminal
history background investigation or consider criminal history records in hiring for
particular types of employment.

Sec. 106.

new text begin [383B.83] LIMITS ON RAILROAD CONDEMNATION POWERS
OVER CERTAIN GOVERNMENTAL PROPERTY INTERESTS.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in chapter 117, sections 222.26, 222.27,
222.36, or any other law, the powers of a railroad corporation or a railroad company
or a railroad interest acting as a public service corporation or a common carrier do not
include the power to exercise eminent domain over a property interest owned by Hennepin
County, the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, or the Hennepin
County Regional Railroad Authority if such governmental power, by resolution of its
governing board, determines based on findings that the public safety or access of first
responders would be detrimentally affected by the exercise.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 107.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 471.6161, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

School districts; group health insurance coverage.

(a) Any entity
providing group health insurance coverage to a school district must provide the school
district with school district-specific nonidentifiable aggregate claims records for the most
recent 24 months within 30 days of the request.

(b) School districts shall request proposals for group health insurance coverage as
provided in subdivision 2 from a minimum of three potential sources of coverage. One of
these requests must go to an administrator governed by chapter 43A. Entities referenced
in subdivision 1 must respond to requests for proposals received directly from a school
district. School districts that are self-insured must also follow these provisions, except
as provided in paragraph (f). School districts must make requests for proposals at least
150 days prior to the expiration of the existing contract but not more frequently than once
every 24 months. The request for proposals must include the most recently available
24 months of nonidentifiable aggregate claims data. The request for proposals must be
publicly released at or prior to its release to potential sources of coverage.

(c) School district contracts for group health insurance must not be longer than
two years unless the exclusive representative of the largest employment group and the
school district agree otherwise.

(d) All initial proposals shall be sealed upon receipt until they are all opened no less
than 90 days prior to the plan's renewal date in the presence of up to three representatives
selected by the exclusive representative of the largest group of employees. Section 13.591,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (b), applies to data in the proposals. The representatives of
the exclusive representative must maintain the data according to this classification and
are subject to the remedies and penalties under sections 13.08 and 13.09 for a violation
of this requirement.

(e) A school district, in consultation with the same representatives referenced in
paragraph (d), may continue to negotiate with any entity that submitted a proposal under
paragraph (d) in order to reduce costs or improve services under the proposal. Following
the negotiations any entity that submitted an initial proposal may submit a final proposal
incorporating the negotiations, which is due no less than 75 days prior to the plan's
renewal date. All the final proposals submitted must be opened at the same time in the
presence of up to three representatives selected by the exclusive representative of the
largest group of employees. Notwithstanding section 13.591, subdivision 3, paragraph (b),
following the opening of the final proposals, all the proposals, including any made under
paragraph (d), and other data submitted in connection with the proposals are public data.
The school district may choose from any of the initial or final proposals without further
negotiations and in accordance with subdivision 5, but not sooner than 15 days after
the proposals become public data.

(f) School districts that are self-insured shall follow all of the requirements of this
section, except that:

(1) their requests for proposals may be for third-party administrator services, where
applicable;

(2) these requests for proposals must be from a minimum of three different sources,
which may include both entities referenced in subdivision 1 and providers of third-party
administrator services;

(3) for purposes of fulfilling the requirement to request a proposal for group
insurance coverage from an administrator governed by chapter 43A, self-insured districts
are not required to include in the request for proposal the coverage to be provided;

(4) a district that is self-insured on or before the date of enactment, or that is
self-insured with more than 1,000 insured lives, or a district in which the school board
adopted a motion on or before May 14, 2014, to approve a self-insured health care plan
to be effective July 1, 2014, may, but need not, request a proposal from an administrator
governed by chapter 43A;

(5) requests for proposals must be sent to providers no less than 90 days prior to
the expiration of the existing contract; and

(6) proposals must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the plan's renewal date
and all proposals shall be opened at the same time and in the presence of the exclusive
representative, where applicable.

(g) Nothing in this section shall restrict the authority granted to school district boards
of education by section 471.59, except that districts will not be considered self-insured for
purposes of this subdivision solely through participation in a joint powers arrangement.

(h) An entity providing group health insurance to a school district under a multiyear
contract must give notice of any rate or plan design changes applicable under the contract
at least 90 days before the effective date of any change. The notice must be given to the
school district and to the exclusive representatives of employees.

new text begin (i) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 43A.316, subdivision 10, school
employees and their employers insured through chapter 43A are subject to the
requirements of this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 108.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.123, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Terms.

Following each apportionment of council districts, as provided
under subdivision 3a, council members must be appointed from newly drawn districts as
provided in subdivision 3a. deleted text beginEach council member, other than the chair, must reside in the
council district represented. Each council district must be represented by one member of the
council.
deleted text end The terms of members deleted text beginend with the term of the governordeleted text endnew text begin are staggered as follows:
members representing even-numbered districts have terms ending the first Monday in
January of the year ending in the numeral "7"; and members representing odd-numbered
districts have terms ending the first Monday in January of the year ending in the numeral
"5." Thereafter the term of each member is four years, with terms ending the first Monday
in January
new text end, except that all terms expire on the effective date of the next apportionment.
deleted text beginA member serves at the pleasure of the governor.deleted text end A member shall continue to serve the
member's district until a successor is appointed and qualified; except that, following each
apportionment, the member shall continue to serve at large until the governor appoints 16
council members, one from each of the newly drawn council districts as provided under
subdivision 3a, to serve terms as provided under this section. The appointment to the
council must be made by the first Monday in March of the year in which the term ends.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 109.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.123, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Membership; appointment; qualifications.

(a) Sixteen members must be
appointed by the governor from districts defined by this section. Each council member
must reside in the council district represented. Each council district must be represented
by one member of the council.new text begin Each Metropolitan Council member must be an elected city
council member or mayor, or county commissioner. A Metropolitan Council member's
office becomes vacant if the person appointed to that position ceases to be an elected city
council member or mayor, or county commissioner.
new text end

(b) In addition to the notice required by section 15.0597, subdivision 4, notice of
vacancies and expiration of terms must be published in newspapers of general circulation
in the metropolitan area and the appropriate districts. The governing bodies of the statutory
and home rule charter cities, counties, and towns having territory in the district for which
a member is to be appointed must be notified in writing. The notices must describe the
appointments process and invite participation and recommendations on the appointment.

(c) deleted text beginThe governor shall create a nominating committee, composeddeleted text endnew text begin A committeenew text end of
seven metropolitan citizens deleted text beginappointed by the governor, todeleted text endnew text begin shallnew text end nominate persons for
appointment to the council from districts. Three of the committee members must be local
elected officialsnew text begin appointed by the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities, one must be a
county commissioner appointed by the Association of Minnesota Counties, and three must
be appointed by the governor
new text end. Following the submission of applications as provided under
section 15.0597, subdivision 5, the nominating committee shall conduct public meetings,
after appropriate notice, to accept statements from or on behalf of persons who have applied
or been nominated for appointment and to allow consultation with and secure the advice
of the public and local elected officials. The committee shall hold the meeting on each
appointment in the district or in a reasonably convenient and accessible location in the part
of the metropolitan area in which the district is located. The committee may consolidate
meetings. Following the meetings, the committee shall submit to the governor a list of
nominees for each appointment. The governor is not required to appoint from the list.

(d) Before making an appointment, the governor shall consult with all members of
the legislature from the council district for which the member is to be appointed.

(e) Appointments to the council are subject to the advice and consent of the senate as
provided in section 15.066.

(f) Members of the council must be appointed to reflect fairly the various
demographic, political, and other interests in the metropolitan area and the districts.

(g) Members of the council must be persons knowledgeable about urban and
metropolitan affairs.

(h) Any vacancy in the office of a council member shall immediately be filled
for the unexpired term. In filling a vacancy, the governor may forgo the requirements
of paragraph (c) if the governor has made appointments in full compliance with the
requirements of this subdivision within the preceding 12 months.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 110.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.123, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Chair; appointment, officers, selection; duties and compensation.

(a)
The chair of the Metropolitan Council shall be deleted text beginappointeddeleted text endnew text begin electednew text end by the deleted text begingovernordeleted text endnew text begin 16
members of the council
new text end as the 17th voting member thereof by and with the advice and
consent of the senate to serve at the pleasure of the deleted text begingovernordeleted text endnew text begin councilnew text end to represent the
metropolitan area at large. Senate confirmation shall be as provided by section 15.066.

The chair of the Metropolitan Council shall, if present, preside at meetings of the
council, have the primary responsibility for meeting with local elected officials, serve as
the principal legislative liaison, present to the governor and the legislature, after council
approval, the council's plans for regional governance and operations, serve as the principal
spokesperson of the council, and perform other duties assigned by the council or by law.

(b) The Metropolitan Council shall elect other officers as it deems necessary for
the conduct of its affairs for a one-year term. A secretary and treasurer need not be
members of the Metropolitan Council. Meeting times and places shall be fixed by the
Metropolitan Council and special meetings may be called by a majority of the members
of the Metropolitan Council or by the chair. The chair and each Metropolitan Council
member shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses.

(c) Each member of the council shall attend and participate in council meetings
and meet regularly with local elected officials and legislative members from the council
member's district. Each council member shall serve on at least one division committee for
transportation, environment, or community development.

(d) In the performance of its duties the Metropolitan Council may adopt policies
and procedures governing its operation, establish committees, and, when specifically
authorized by law, make appointments to other governmental agencies and districts.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington. The term of the chair of the Metropolitan Council serving on the
effective date of this section ends on that date, but the chair may continue serving until
a new chair is elected by the council under this section.
new text end

Sec. 111.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473J.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Compensation.

The authority may compensate its membersdeleted text begin, other than the
chair,
deleted text end as provided in section 15.0575. deleted text beginThe chair shall receive, unless otherwise provided
by other law, a salary in an amount fixed by the authority, and shall be reimbursed for
reasonable expenses to the same extent as a member
deleted text endnew text begin No members of the authority receive
a salary
new text end.

Sec. 112.

Laws 2013, chapter 142, article 1, section 10, is amended to read:


Sec. 10. OFFICE OF deleted text beginENTERPRISE
TECHNOLOGY
deleted text endnew text begin MN.IT SERVICES
new text end

$
2,431,000
$
2,431,000

During the biennium ending June 30, 2015,
the Office of deleted text beginEnterprise Technologydeleted text endnew text begin MN.IT
Services
new text end must not charge fees to a public
noncommercial educational television
broadcast station eligible for funding under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 129D, for
access to the state broadcast infrastructure.
If the access fees not charged to public
noncommercial educational television
broadcast stations total more than $400,000
for the biennium, the office may charge for
access fees in excess of these amounts.

The commissioner of Minnesota management
and budget is authorized to provide cash
flow assistance of up to $110,000,000 from
the special revenue fund or other statutory
general funds as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.671, subdivision 3,
paragraph (a), to the Office of deleted text beginEnterprise
Technology
deleted text endnew text begin MN.IT Servicesnew text end for the purpose
of managing revenue and expenditure
differences during the initial phases of IT
consolidation. These funds shall be repaid
with interest by deleted text beginJune 30, 2015deleted text endnew text begin the end of the
fiscal year 2015 closing period
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 113.

Laws 2015, chapter 3, section 4, is amended to read:


Sec. 4. AGENCY HEAD SALARY FREEZE.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 15A.0815, subdivisions 1 and 5, the
salary rate for positions listed in Minnesota Statutes, section 15A.0815, for positions
appointed by the governor, may not be set at a salary rate in excess of the previous
calendar year.new text begin The salary of the chair of the Metropolitan Council is $61,414, unless
changed under the process in Minnesota Statutes, section 15A.081, subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 114. new text beginLIMIT ON AGENCY HEAD SALARY INCREASE.
new text end

new text begin The percentage increase in salary granted to an agency head listed in Minnesota
Statutes, section 15A.0815, who is appointed by the governor may not exceed the lesser
of: (1) the percentage increase in Minnesota median household income, as determined by
the American Community Survey compiled by the United States Bureau of the Census, for
the most recent 12-month period for which data is available; or (2) the percentage increase
in the consumer price index, as determined by the United States Bureau of Economic
Analysis, for the most recent 12-month period for which data is available.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 115. new text beginLEGISLATIVE SURROGACY COMMISSION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Commission on Surrogacy shall
consist of 15 members, appointed as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) three members of the senate appointed by the senate majority leader;
new text end

new text begin (2) three members of the senate appointed by the senate minority leader;
new text end

new text begin (3) three members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the
house of representatives;
new text end

new text begin (4) three members of the house of representatives appointed by the house of
representatives minority leader;
new text end

new text begin (5) the commissioner of human services or the commissioner's designee;
new text end

new text begin (6) the commissioner of health or the commissioner's designee; and
new text end

new text begin (7) a family court referee appointed by the chief justice of the state Supreme Court.
new text end

new text begin Appointments must be made by June 1, 2015.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Chair. new text end

new text begin The commission shall elect a chair from among its members.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The ranking majority member of the commission who is
appointed by the senate majority leader shall convene the first meeting by July 1, 2015.
The commission shall have at least six meetings but may not have more than ten meetings.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Conflict of interest. new text end

new text begin A commission member may not participate in or
vote on a decision of the commission in which the member has either a direct or indirect
personal financial interest. A witness at a public meeting of the commission must disclose
any financial conflict of interest.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The commission shall develop recommendations on public policy
and laws regarding surrogacy. To develop the recommendations, the commission shall
study surrogacy through public hearings, research, and deliberation. Topics for study
include, but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) potential health and psychological effects and benefits on women who serve
as surrogates;
new text end

new text begin (2) potential health and psychological effects and benefits on children born of
surrogates;
new text end

new text begin (3) business practices of the fertility industry, including attorneys, brokers, and
clinics;
new text end

new text begin (4) considerations related to different forms of surrogacy;
new text end

new text begin (5) considerations related to the potential exploitation of women in surrogacy
arrangements;
new text end

new text begin (6) contract law implications when a surrogacy contract is breached;
new text end

new text begin (7) potential conflicts with statutes governing private adoption and termination
of parental rights;
new text end

new text begin (8) potential for legal conflicts related to third-party reproduction, including conflicts
between or amongst the surrogate mother, the intended parents, the child, insurance
companies, and medical professionals;
new text end

new text begin (9) public policy determinations of other jurisdictions with regard to surrogacy; and
new text end

new text begin (10) information to be provided to a child born of a surrogate about the child's
biological and gestational parents.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin The commission must submit a report including its
recommendations and may draft legislation to implement its recommendations to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with primary jurisdiction
over health and judiciary in the house and senate by December 15, 2015. On topics where
the commission fails to reach consensus, a majority and minority report shall be issued.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Staffing. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall provide staffing
and administrative support to the commission.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The commission expires the day after submitting the report
required under subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 116. new text beginLIMIT ON INCREASE IN MANAGERIAL COMPENSATION.
new text end

new text begin During the biennium ending June 30, 2017, an employee covered by the managerial
plan in Minnesota Statutes, section 43A.18, subdivision 3, may not be granted a percentage
increase in annual salary that exceeds the percentage increase in the amount appropriated
for that year for veterans health care.
new text end

Sec. 117. new text beginLIMIT ON EXPENDITURES FOR ADVERTISING.
new text end

new text begin During the biennium ending June 30, 2017, an executive branch agency's spending
on advertising and promotions in Minnesota may not exceed 90 percent of the amount the
agency spent on advertising and promotions in Minnesota during the biennium ending
June 30, 2015. The commissioner of management and budget must ensure compliance
with this limit, and may issue guidelines and policies to executive agencies. The
commissioner may forbid an agency from engaging in advertising as the commissioner
determines is necessary to ensure compliance with this section. This section does not
apply to the Minnesota Lottery.
new text end

Sec. 118. new text beginPARKING RAMP FINANCING.
new text end

new text begin The debt service on the design and construction costs allocated to the parking garage
located on the block bounded by Sherburne Avenue on the north, Park Street on the west,
University Avenue on the south, and North Capitol Boulevard on the east must be paid
for exclusively by fees charged to persons parking in that parking garage. No fees may
be charged to members of the public parking in spaces designated for persons with a
disability parking certificate.
new text end

Sec. 119. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS; IMMEDIATE
TRANSITION TO STAGGERED TERMS.
new text end

new text begin For members serving on the Metropolitan Council on the effective date of this
section, other than the chair, members representing even-numbered districts shall serve
terms ending the first Monday in January 2019, and members representing odd-numbered
districts shall serve terms ending the first Monday in January 2017. Thereafter the term of
each member is four years, with terms ending the first Monday in January.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 120. new text beginREPORT ON AGENCY CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS.
new text end

new text begin The chief information officer of MN.IT must report to the legislature by January 15,
2016, on reduction in the number of chief information officers (CIOs) in state agencies.
The report must include the number of CIOs on July 1, 2015, the number on January
15, 2016, and plans to reduce that number.
new text end

Sec. 121. new text beginTRANSITION.
new text end

new text begin (a) Members of an ethnic council specified in new Minnesota Statutes, section
15.0145, on July 1, 2015, continue to serve on the council until the end of their current
term. However, if a member of a council has served eight years or more on the council
at any time before December 31, 2015, the term of that member expires December 31,
2015. If a council has more members on July 1, 2015, than is provided for by Minnesota
Statutes, section 15.0145, positions on the council shall not be filled until the expiration of
a term results in fewer members on the council than provided for in Minnesota Statutes,
section 15.0145. Membership qualifications newly specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
15.0145, must be complied with as soon as possible when terms of current members expire.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Legislative Coordinating Commission must appoint an executive director
for each council no later than November 15, 2015. An incumbent executive director of a
council may apply to be appointed by the Legislative Coordinating Commission but, if
not selected, the employment of the incumbent ends when the Legislative Coordinating
Commission appoints a new executive director, or on another date determined by the
Legislative Coordinating Commission. Other council staff are transferred to employment
with the reformulated councils specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 15.0145.
new text end

Sec. 122. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin (a) The revisor of statutes shall renumber the subdivisions in Minnesota Statutes,
section 240.01, to put the definitions contained in that section in alphabetical order.
new text end

new text begin (b) The revisor of statutes shall correct any cross-references in Minnesota Statutes
and Minnesota Rules as a result of the renumbering in paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) In the next and subsequent edition of Minnesota Statutes, the Revisor of Statutes
shall substitute a reference to section 6.481 for each reference to section 6.48.
new text end

Sec. 123. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin (a) In the next and subsequent editions of Minnesota Statutes, the revisor of statutes
shall substitute the names of councils as follows in each place where the names occur:
new text end

new text begin (1) Minnesota African Heritage Council, in place of Council on Black Minnesotans;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs, in place of Council on Affairs of
Chicano/Latino People.
new text end

new text begin (b) The revisor of statutes shall change cross-references to sections 3.9223, 3.9225,
and 3.9226, with Minnesota Statutes, section 15.0145, and make changes necessary to
correct punctuation, grammar, or sentence structure.
new text end

Sec. 124. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 10A.25, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 3, 3a, 5, and 10;
10A.255, subdivisions 1 and 3; 10A.27, subdivision 11; 10A.30; 10A.31, subdivisions 1,
3, 3a, 4, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, 7, 7a, 10, 10a, 10b, and 11; 10A.315; 10A.321; 10A.322, subdivisions
1 and 2; 10A.323; and 10A.324, subdivisions 1 and 3,
new text end new text begin and new text end

new text begin Minnesota Rules, parts
4503.1400, subparts 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9; and 4503.1450,
new text end new text begin are repealed. This paragraph
is effective July 1, 2015, and applies to elections held on or after that date. Amounts
designated under section 10A.31 on income tax and property tax refund returns filed after
June 30, 2015, are not effective and remain in the general fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 3.886; 6.48; 349A.07, subdivision 6; and
375.23,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, subdivisions 12 and 23, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (d) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 3.9223; 3.9225; and 3.9226, subdivisions 1,
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end