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SF 993

1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/09/2012 11:25am

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; providing for disposition of contested case hearings
by the Office of Administrative Hearings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010,
section 14.57.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 14.57, is amended to read:


(a) An agency shall initiate a contested case proceeding when one is required by law.
deleted text begin Unless otherwise provided by law,deleted text end An agency shall deleted text begindecidedeleted text endnew text begin submit new text end a contested case deleted text beginonlydeleted text endnew text begin to
the Office of Administrative Hearings for disposition
new text end in accordance with the contested
case procedures of the Administrative Procedure Act. Upon initiation of a contested case
proceeding, deleted text beginan agency may, by order, provide thatdeleted text end the report or order of the administrative
law judge constitutes the final decision in the case.

(b) As an alternative to initiating or continuing with a contested case proceeding, the
parties, subsequent to agency approval, may enter into a written agreement to submit the
issues raised to arbitration by an administrative law judge according to sections 572.08
to 572.30.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2012, and applies to
contested cases initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2013, the revisor of statutes shall present a bill to the legislature to
make the conforming statutory changes to incorporate the contested case procedures
under section 1.
new text end