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SF 255

1st Engrossment - 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; veterans; designating veteran-owned small
businesses as targeted group businesses for purposes of awarding certain state
and metro agency procurement contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006,
section 16C.16, subdivision 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16C.16, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Designation of targeted groups.

(a) The commissioner of administration
shall periodically designate businesses that are majority owned and operated by women,
persons with a substantial physical disability, or specific minorities as targeted group
businesses within purchasing categories as determined by the commissioner. A group
may be targeted within a purchasing category if the commissioner determines there is a
statistical disparity between the percentage of purchasing from businesses owned by
group members and the representation of businesses owned by group members among all
businesses in the state in the purchasing category.

(b) In addition to designations under paragraph (a), an individual business may be
included as a targeted group business if the commissioner determines that inclusion is
necessary to remedy discrimination against the owner based on race, gender, or disability
in attempting to operate a business that would provide goods or services to public agencies.

new text begin (c) In addition to the designations under paragraphs (a) and (b), the commissioner
of administration shall designate businesses that are majority owned and operated by
veterans as targeted group businesses within purchasing categories as determined by the
commissioner. "Veteran" has the meaning given in section 197.447, and also includes
both currently serving and honorably discharged members of the national guard and
other military reserves.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The designations of purchasing categories and businesses under paragraphs
(a) deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end (b)new text begin, and (c)new text end are not rules for purposes of chapter 14, and are not subject to
rulemaking procedures of that chapter.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007, and applies to
procurement contract bid solicitations issued on and after that date.
new text end