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SF 1755

2nd Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 05/10/2012 11:19am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; authorizing certain negotiations to avoid layoffs;
providing that certain offers related to proposed collective bargaining agreements
are public data; requiring submission of certain memoranda of understanding to
the Legislative Coordinating Commission; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010,
sections 13.7908, subdivision 2; 179.22, by adding a subdivision; 179A.22, by
adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 13.7908, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Mediation data.

new text begin(a) new text endData received or maintained by the staff or
commissioner of the Bureau of Mediation Services during the course of providing
mediation services to the parties to a labor dispute under chapter 179 are classified as
protected nonpublic data or confidential data on individuals, except to the extent the
commissioner of the Bureau of Mediation Services determines access to data is necessary
to fulfill the requirements of section 179A.16 or to identify the general nature of or parties
to a labor dispute.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), an offer by the commissioner of management
and budget to resolve issues related to a proposed collective bargaining agreement with a
state bargaining unit is public data once that offer is made available by an exclusive
representative to its members.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment,
and applies to offers made on or after July 1, 2011.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 179.22, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Memorandum of understanding. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and
budget must, at least five days prior to executing a memorandum of understanding whose
terms apply to more than one bargaining unit defined in section 179A.10, subdivision
2, submit that memorandum to the chair and director of the Legislative Coordinating
Commission, or to the chair and director of a subcommittee created by the Legislative
Coordinating Commission to carry out the duties under section 3.855. The director must
provide the memorandum to each member of the commission or subcommittee. The chair,
after consulting the members, may provide comments to the commissioner regarding
the memorandum.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 179A.22, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Unpaid leave to avoid layoffs. new text end

new text begin If the commissioner of management
and budget determines that layoffs of executive branch employees may be required,
the commissioner may request exclusive representatives to negotiate amendments to
collective bargaining agreements that would allow appointing authorities to implement
unpaid leave and reductions in hours, instead of imposing layoffs.
new text end