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SF 1209

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/26/2021 01:48pm

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money for efforts to ensure Department
of Natural Resources staff includes members of communities traditionally
underrepresented.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; STAFF FROM UNDERREPRESENTED
COMMUNITIES.
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new text begin $900,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of natural resources to enhance department efforts to hire and retain employees who are
members of communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in the department's
staff. The commissioner must submit the following reports to the legislative auditor and to
the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over the environment and natural resources:
new text end

new text begin (1) before spending any money appropriated in this section, a plan to enhance hiring
and retention of employees who are members of communities that have traditionally been
underrepresented in the department's staff; and
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new text begin (2) a quarterly report on expenditures of money appropriated in this section until all the
money is spent or the appropriation cancels.
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