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3rd Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/26/2021 11:24am

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; authorizing the continued operation of businesses
during the COVID-19 pandemic with the use of a COVID-19 safety plan; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 12.32; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 12.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 12.32, is amended to read:


12.32 GOVERNOR'S ORDERS AND RULES, EFFECT.

deleted text begin Ordersdeleted text end new text beginExcept as provided in section 12.321, orders new text endand rules promulgated by the
governor under authority of section 12.21, subdivision 3, clause (1), when approved by the
Executive Council and filed in the Office of the Secretary of State, have, during a national
security emergency, peacetime emergency, or energy supply emergency, the full force and
effect of law. Rules and ordinances of any agency or political subdivision of the state
inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter or with any order or rule having the force
and effect of law issued under the authority of this chapter, is suspended during the period
of time and to the extent that the emergency exists.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

new text begin [12.321] EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH
EMERGENCY FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE; EFFECT.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, any executive order relating to a public health
emergency for an infectious disease issued pursuant to section 12.21 or 12.31 that closes
or partially closes or proposes to close or partially close a business to ingress, egress, use,
and occupancy by members of the public must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be approved by the legislature with a simple majority vote in both the senate and the
house of representatives acting separately prior to implementation of the executive order;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) provide businesses subject to the executive order with 14 calendar days advanced
notice of the closure.
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. 3. new text beginREOPENING OF BUSINESSES FOR SAFE OPERATION DURING
COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Executive Order 20-04, as extended, amended, and otherwise modified
by Executive Order 20-08, Executive Order 20-18, Executive Order 20-33, Executive Order
20-99, and any related executive orders issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 12.21
or 12.31, a business closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public
pursuant to the executive orders listed may fully operate with no capacity limitations provided
that the business:
new text end

new text begin (1) develops a COVID-19 safety plan, which shall provide site-specific best practices
for the business including, but not limited to, health and wellness; social distancing; cleaning,
sanitation, and protection; and operations and communications for employees and members
of the public; and
new text end

new text begin (2) makes a good faith effort to maintain a safe and healthful workplace and business
operation. No board or licensing agency may impose any additional penalties for a violation
of the governor's emergency executive orders.
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