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HF 376

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; requiring the state to maintain a Web site with
a searchable database on state contracts and grants; appropriating money;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [16C.046] WEB SITE WITH SEARCHABLE DATABASE ON STATE
CONTRACTS AND GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of administration must maintain a Web site with a searchable
database providing the public with information on state contracts, including grant
contracts. The database must include the following information for each state contract:
new text end

new text begin (1) the name and address of the entity receiving the contract;
new text end

new text begin (2) the name of the agency entering into the contract;
new text end

new text begin (3) whether the contract is:
new text end

new text begin (i) for goods;
new text end

new text begin (ii) for professional or technical services;
new text end

new text begin (iii) for services other than professional and technical services; or
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new text begin (iv) a grant;
new text end

new text begin (4) a brief statement of the purpose of the contract or grant;
new text end

new text begin (5) the amount of the contract or grant and the fund from which this amount will be
paid; and
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new text begin (6) the dollar value of state contracts, other than grants, the entity has received in
each of the last ten fiscal years and the dollar value of state grants the entity has received
in each of the last ten fiscal years.
new text end

new text begin (b) Required information on a new contract or grant must be entered into the
database within 30 days of the time the contract is entered into.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this section, a "grant" is a contract between a state agency and
a recipient, the primary purpose of which is to transfer cash or a thing of value to the
recipient to support a public purpose. Grant does not include payments to units of local
government, payments to state employees, or payments made under laws providing for
assistance to individuals.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of administration
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, for purposes of section 1.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE; TRANSITION.
new text end

new text begin Section 1 is effective January 1, 2008. The requirement for the database to show the
value of state contracts and grants received by each entity for the last ten fiscal years must
be phased in as follows:
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new text begin (1) by January 1, 2008, the database must include information for fiscal years 2006,
2007, and 2008; and
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new text begin (2) by July 1, 2008, the database must include information for fiscal years 2000
through 2009.
new text end