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SF 1831

2nd Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 07/15/2021 10:33am

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

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

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2.31 2.32
2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40 2.41 2.42 2.43 2.44
2.45 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21
4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8
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5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 6.1 6.2
6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 7.1 7.2
7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17
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14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 14.34 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4
15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11
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15.30 15.31 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 19.1 19.2
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28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29
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30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17
30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4
31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16
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31.30 31.31 31.32 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13
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32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26
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34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27
34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 35.1 35.2 35.3
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35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15
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35.30 35.31
36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12
36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20
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37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30
38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11
38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13
39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19
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39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31
40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33
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41.31 41.32 41.33 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15
42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21
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42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19
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43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31
45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 45.33 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 46.32 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 47.31 47.32 47.33 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19
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56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26
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63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18
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64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13
64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26
64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31
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65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10
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66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21
66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27
66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6
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67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31
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68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24
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69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6
69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17
69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8
70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17
70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 70.32
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71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31
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72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29
73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9
73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 73.33 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5
74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13
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74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31
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76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12
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76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31
77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4
77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9
77.10 77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22
77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27
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78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 80.1 80.2 80.3
80.4 80.5
80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26 81.27
82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16
82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23
82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14 83.15 83.16 83.17 83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22 83.23 83.24 83.25 83.26 83.27 83.28 83.29 83.30 83.31 83.32 83.33 84.1 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5 84.6 84.7 84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11 84.12
84.13 84.14 84.15 84.16 84.17 84.18 84.19 84.20 84.21 84.22 84.23 84.24
84.25 84.26 84.27 84.28 84.29 84.30 84.31 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6 85.7 85.8 85.9 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14 85.15
85.16 85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20 85.21 85.22 85.23 85.24 85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 85.29 85.30 85.31
85.32
86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4 86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 86.9 86.10 86.11
86.12 86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16 86.17 86.18 86.19 86.20 86.21 86.22 86.23 86.24 86.25 86.26 86.27 86.28 86.29 86.30 86.31 86.32 87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.9 87.10 87.11 87.12
87.13 87.14 87.15 87.16 87.17 87.18 87.19 87.20 87.21 87.22 87.23 87.24 87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28 87.29 87.30
88.1 88.2 88.3 88.4 88.5 88.6 88.7 88.8 88.9 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20 88.21 88.22 88.23
88.24 88.25 88.26 88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31 88.32 89.1 89.2 89.3 89.4 89.5 89.6 89.7 89.8 89.9 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 89.14 89.15 89.16 89.17 89.18 89.19 89.20 89.21 89.22 89.23 89.24 89.25 89.26 89.27 89.28
89.29 89.30 89.31
90.1 90.2
90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6 90.7 90.8 90.9 90.10 90.11 90.12
90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16 90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 90.21
90.22 90.23 90.24 90.25 90.26 90.27 90.28 90.29 90.30 91.1 91.2 91.3 91.4 91.5 91.6 91.7 91.8
91.9 91.10
91.11 91.12 91.13 91.14 91.15 91.16 91.17 91.18 91.19 91.20 91.21 91.22 91.23 91.24 91.25 91.26 91.27 91.28 91.29 91.30 91.31 91.32 92.1 92.2 92.3 92.4 92.5 92.6 92.7 92.8 92.9 92.10 92.11 92.12 92.13 92.14 92.15 92.16 92.17 92.18 92.19 92.20 92.21 92.22 92.23 92.24 92.25 92.26 92.27 92.28 92.29 92.30 92.31 92.32 92.33 92.34 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5 93.6 93.7 93.8 93.9 93.10 93.11
93.12 93.13
93.14 93.15 93.16 93.17 93.18 93.19 93.20 93.21 93.22 93.23 93.24 93.25 93.26 93.27 93.28 93.29 93.30 93.31
94.1 94.2 94.3 94.4 94.5 94.6 94.7 94.8 94.9 94.10 94.11 94.12 94.13 94.14 94.15 94.16 94.17 94.18 94.19 94.20 94.21 94.22 94.23 94.24 94.25 94.26 94.27 94.28 94.29 94.30 94.31 94.32
94.33 94.34 95.1 95.2
95.3 95.4 95.5 95.6 95.7 95.8 95.9 95.10 95.11 95.12 95.13 95.14 95.15 95.16 95.17 95.18 95.19 95.20 95.21 95.22 95.23 95.24 95.25 95.26 95.27 95.28 95.29 95.30 95.31 95.32 95.33 95.34 96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 96.9 96.10 96.11 96.12 96.13
96.14 96.15
96.16 96.17 96.18 96.19 96.20 96.21 96.22 96.23 96.24 96.25 96.26 96.27 96.28 96.29 96.30 96.31 96.32 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9
97.10 97.11 97.12 97.13 97.14 97.15 97.16 97.17 97.18 97.19 97.20 97.21 97.22 97.23 97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27 97.28 97.29 97.30 97.31 97.32 98.1 98.2 98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6 98.7 98.8 98.9 98.10
98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14 98.15
98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 98.22 98.23 98.24 98.25 98.26 98.27 98.28 98.29 98.30 98.31 98.32 99.1 99.2 99.3 99.4 99.5 99.6 99.7 99.8 99.9 99.10 99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14 99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18 99.19 99.20 99.21
99.22 99.23
99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27 99.28 99.29 99.30 99.31 99.32
100.1 100.2
100.3 100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10
100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16 100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25 100.26 100.27 100.28 100.29 100.30 100.31 100.32 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.13 101.14 101.15 101.16 101.17 101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26 101.27
101.28 101.29 101.30 101.31 101.32 102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5
102.6 102.7
102.8 102.9 102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23 102.24 102.25
102.26 102.27
102.28 102.29 102.30 102.31 102.32 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16
103.17 103.18
103.19 103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29 103.30
103.31 103.32 103.33 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5
104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18 104.19 104.20 104.21 104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27 104.28
104.29 104.30
105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7
105.8 105.9 105.10 105.11 105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19 105.20 105.21 105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25 105.26 105.27 105.28 105.29 105.30 105.31 106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10 106.11 106.12 106.13 106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17 106.18 106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25 106.26 106.27 106.28 106.29 106.30 106.31
106.32 106.33
107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8
107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12 107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 107.31 108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 108.9 108.10 108.11
108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30 108.31 108.32
109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14 109.15 109.16 109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29
109.30 109.31 109.32 109.33 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.7 110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13 110.14 110.15 110.16 110.17 110.18 110.19 110.20
110.21 110.22 110.23 110.24 110.25 110.26 110.27 110.28 110.29 110.30 110.31 110.32 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.6
111.7 111.8 111.9 111.10 111.11 111.12 111.13 111.14 111.15 111.16 111.17 111.18 111.19 111.20 111.21 111.22 111.23 111.24 111.25
111.26 111.27 111.28 111.29 111.30 111.31 111.32 112.1 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.6 112.7
112.8 112.9
112.10 112.11 112.12 112.13 112.14 112.15 112.16 112.17 112.18 112.19 112.20
112.21 112.22 112.23 112.24 112.25 112.26 112.27 112.28
113.1 113.2 113.3 113.4 113.5 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 113.10 113.11 113.12 113.13 113.14 113.15 113.16 113.17 113.18 113.19 113.20 113.21 113.22 113.23 113.24 113.25 113.26 113.27 113.28 113.29 113.30 113.31 114.1 114.2 114.3 114.4 114.5 114.6 114.7 114.8 114.9 114.10
114.11 114.12
114.13 114.14 114.15 114.16 114.17 114.18 114.19 114.20 114.21 114.22 114.23 114.24
114.25 114.26
114.27 114.28 114.29 114.30 114.31 115.1 115.2 115.3 115.4 115.5 115.6 115.7 115.8 115.9 115.10 115.11 115.12 115.13 115.14 115.15 115.16 115.17 115.18 115.19 115.20 115.21 115.22 115.23 115.24 115.25 115.26 115.27 115.28 115.29 115.30 115.31 115.32 115.33 115.34 115.35 116.1 116.2 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.8 116.9 116.10 116.11 116.12 116.13 116.14 116.15 116.16 116.17 116.18 116.19 116.20 116.21 116.22 116.23 116.24 116.25 116.26
116.27 116.28
116.29 116.30 116.31 116.32 116.33 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4 117.5 117.6 117.7 117.8 117.9 117.10 117.11 117.12 117.13 117.14 117.15 117.16 117.17 117.18 117.19 117.20 117.21 117.22 117.23 117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28 117.29 117.30 117.31 117.32 118.1 118.2 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.6 118.7 118.8 118.9 118.10 118.11 118.12 118.13 118.14 118.15 118.16 118.17 118.18 118.19 118.20 118.21 118.22 118.23 118.24 118.25 118.26 118.27 118.28 118.29 118.30 118.31 118.32 118.33 118.34 118.35 118.36 119.1 119.2 119.3 119.4 119.5 119.6 119.7 119.8 119.9 119.10 119.11 119.12 119.13 119.14 119.15 119.16 119.17 119.18 119.19 119.20 119.21
119.22 119.23
119.24 119.25 119.26 119.27 119.28 119.29 119.30 119.31 119.32 120.1 120.2
120.3 120.4 120.5 120.6 120.7 120.8 120.9 120.10 120.11 120.12 120.13 120.14 120.15 120.16 120.17 120.18 120.19 120.20 120.21 120.22
120.23 120.24 120.25 120.26 120.27
120.28 120.29 120.30 120.31 120.32 121.1 121.2 121.3 121.4 121.5 121.6 121.7 121.8
121.9 121.10 121.11 121.12 121.13 121.14 121.15 121.16 121.17 121.18 121.19 121.20 121.21 121.22 121.23 121.24 121.25 121.26 121.27 121.28 121.29 121.30 121.31 121.32 122.1 122.2 122.3 122.4
122.5 122.6
122.7 122.8 122.9 122.10 122.11 122.12 122.13 122.14 122.15 122.16 122.17 122.18 122.19 122.20 122.21 122.22 122.23 122.24 122.25 122.26 122.27 122.28 122.29 122.30 122.31 122.32 123.1 123.2 123.3 123.4 123.5
123.6 123.7
123.8 123.9 123.10 123.11 123.12 123.13 123.14 123.15 123.16 123.17 123.18 123.19 123.20 123.21 123.22 123.23 123.24 123.25 123.26 123.27 123.28 123.29 123.30 123.31 123.32 123.33 123.34 124.1 124.2 124.3 124.4 124.5 124.6 124.7 124.8 124.9 124.10 124.11 124.12
124.13 124.14
124.15 124.16 124.17 124.18 124.19 124.20 124.21 124.22 124.23 124.24 124.25 124.26
124.27 124.28
124.29 124.30 124.31 124.32 125.1 125.2 125.3 125.4 125.5 125.6 125.7 125.8 125.9 125.10 125.11 125.12 125.13 125.14 125.15 125.16 125.17 125.18 125.19 125.20
125.21 125.22 125.23 125.24 125.25 125.26 125.27 125.28 125.29
126.1 126.2 126.3 126.4 126.5 126.6 126.7 126.8
126.9 126.10
126.11 126.12 126.13 126.14 126.15 126.16 126.17 126.18 126.19 126.20
126.21 126.22 126.23 126.24 126.25 126.26 126.27 126.28 126.29
127.1 127.2 127.3 127.4 127.5
127.6 127.7 127.8 127.9 127.10 127.11 127.12 127.13 127.14 127.15 127.16
127.17 127.18
127.19 127.20 127.21 127.22 127.23 127.24 127.25 127.26 127.27 127.28 127.29 127.30 127.31 128.1 128.2
128.3 128.4
128.5 128.6 128.7 128.8 128.9 128.10 128.11 128.12 128.13 128.14 128.15 128.16 128.17 128.18 128.19 128.20 128.21 128.22 128.23 128.24
128.25 128.26
128.27 128.28 128.29 128.30 128.31 128.32 129.1 129.2 129.3 129.4 129.5 129.6 129.7 129.8 129.9 129.10 129.11 129.12 129.13
129.14 129.15
129.16 129.17 129.18 129.19 129.20 129.21 129.22 129.23 129.24 129.25 129.26 129.27 129.28 129.29 129.30 129.31 129.32 129.33 129.34 130.1 130.2 130.3
130.4 130.5 130.6 130.7 130.8 130.9 130.10 130.11 130.12 130.13 130.14 130.15
130.16 130.17 130.18 130.19 130.20 130.21 130.22 130.23 130.24 130.25 130.26 130.27 130.28 130.29 130.30 130.31 130.32 131.1 131.2 131.3 131.4 131.5 131.6 131.7 131.8
131.9 131.10 131.11 131.12 131.13 131.14 131.15 131.16 131.17 131.18 131.19 131.20 131.21 131.22 131.23 131.24 131.25 131.26 131.27 131.28 131.29 131.30 131.31 131.32 131.33 132.1 132.2 132.3 132.4 132.5
132.6 132.7 132.8 132.9 132.10 132.11 132.12 132.13 132.14 132.15 132.16 132.17 132.18
132.19 132.20 132.21 132.22 132.23 132.24 132.25 132.26 132.27 132.28 132.29 132.30 132.31 133.1 133.2 133.3 133.4 133.5 133.6 133.7 133.8 133.9 133.10 133.11
133.12 133.13 133.14 133.15 133.16 133.17 133.18 133.19 133.20 133.21 133.22
133.23
133.24 133.25 133.26 133.27 133.28 133.29 133.30 133.31 133.32 134.1 134.2 134.3 134.4 134.5 134.6 134.7
134.8 134.9 134.10 134.11 134.12 134.13 134.14 134.15 134.16 134.17 134.18 134.19 134.20 134.21 134.22 134.23
134.24 134.25 134.26 134.27 134.28 134.29
135.1 135.2 135.3 135.4 135.5 135.6 135.7 135.8 135.9 135.10 135.11 135.12 135.13 135.14 135.15 135.16
135.17 135.18 135.19 135.20 135.21 135.22 135.23 135.24 135.25 135.26 135.27 135.28 135.29 135.30 135.31 135.32 136.1 136.2 136.3 136.4 136.5 136.6 136.7 136.8 136.9 136.10 136.11 136.12 136.13 136.14 136.15 136.16 136.17 136.18 136.19 136.20 136.21 136.22 136.23 136.24 136.25 136.26 136.27
136.28
136.29 136.30 136.31 137.1 137.2 137.3 137.4 137.5 137.6
137.7 137.8
137.9 137.10 137.11
137.12 137.13 137.14
137.15 137.16
137.17 137.18 137.19 137.20 137.21 137.22
137.23 137.24 137.25 137.26 137.27 137.28 137.29 137.30 138.1 138.2 138.3 138.4
138.5 138.6 138.7 138.8 138.9 138.10 138.11 138.12 138.13 138.14 138.15 138.16 138.17 138.18 138.19 138.20 138.21 138.22 138.23 138.24 138.25 138.26 138.27 138.28 138.29 138.30 138.31 138.32 139.1 139.2 139.3 139.4 139.5 139.6 139.7 139.8 139.9 139.10 139.11 139.12 139.13 139.14 139.15 139.16 139.17 139.18 139.19 139.20 139.21 139.22 139.23
139.24
139.25 139.26 139.27 139.28 139.29 139.30 139.31 139.32 139.33 140.1 140.2 140.3 140.4 140.5 140.6 140.7 140.8 140.9 140.10 140.11 140.12 140.13 140.14 140.15 140.16 140.17 140.18 140.19 140.20 140.21
140.22 140.23 140.24 140.25 140.26 140.27 140.28 140.29 140.30 140.31 141.1 141.2 141.3 141.4 141.5
141.6 141.7 141.8 141.9 141.10 141.11 141.12 141.13 141.14 141.15 141.16 141.17 141.18 141.19 141.20 141.21 141.22 141.23 141.24 141.25 141.26 141.27 141.28 141.29 141.30 142.1 142.2 142.3 142.4 142.5 142.6 142.7 142.8 142.9 142.10 142.11 142.12 142.13 142.14 142.15 142.16 142.17 142.18 142.19 142.20 142.21 142.22 142.23 142.24 142.25 142.26 142.27 142.28 142.29 142.30 142.31
143.1 143.2 143.3 143.4 143.5 143.6 143.7 143.8 143.9 143.10 143.11 143.12 143.13 143.14 143.15 143.16 143.17 143.18 143.19 143.20 143.21 143.22 143.23 143.24 143.25 143.26
143.27 143.28 143.29 143.30 143.31 143.32 144.1 144.2 144.3 144.4 144.5 144.6 144.7 144.8 144.9 144.10 144.11 144.12 144.13 144.14 144.15 144.16 144.17 144.18 144.19 144.20 144.21 144.22 144.23 144.24 144.25 144.26 144.27 144.28 144.29 144.30 144.31 144.32 145.1 145.2 145.3 145.4 145.5 145.6 145.7 145.8 145.9 145.10 145.11 145.12 145.13 145.14 145.15 145.16
145.17 145.18 145.19 145.20 145.21 145.22 145.23 145.24 145.25 145.26 145.27 145.28 145.29 145.30 145.31 146.1 146.2 146.3 146.4 146.5 146.6 146.7 146.8 146.9 146.10 146.11 146.12 146.13 146.14 146.15 146.16 146.17 146.18 146.19 146.20 146.21 146.22 146.23 146.24 146.25 146.26 146.27 146.28 146.29 146.30 146.31 146.32 147.1 147.2 147.3 147.4 147.5 147.6
147.7 147.8 147.9 147.10 147.11 147.12 147.13 147.14 147.15 147.16 147.17 147.18 147.19 147.20 147.21
147.22 147.23 147.24 147.25 147.26 147.27 147.28 147.29 147.30 147.31 147.32 148.1 148.2 148.3 148.4 148.5 148.6 148.7 148.8 148.9 148.10 148.11 148.12 148.13 148.14 148.15 148.16 148.17 148.18 148.19 148.20 148.21 148.22 148.23 148.24 148.25 148.26 148.27 148.28 148.29 148.30 148.31 148.32 148.33 148.34 148.35 149.1 149.2 149.3 149.4 149.5 149.6 149.7 149.8 149.9 149.10 149.11 149.12 149.13 149.14 149.15 149.16 149.17 149.18 149.19 149.20 149.21 149.22 149.23 149.24 149.25 149.26 149.27 149.28 149.29 149.30 149.31 149.32 149.33 149.34 150.1 150.2 150.3 150.4 150.5 150.6 150.7 150.8 150.9 150.10 150.11 150.12 150.13 150.14 150.15 150.16 150.17 150.18 150.19 150.20 150.21 150.22 150.23 150.24 150.25 150.26 150.27 150.28 150.29 150.30 150.31 150.32 151.1 151.2 151.3 151.4 151.5 151.6 151.7 151.8 151.9 151.10 151.11 151.12 151.13 151.14 151.15 151.16 151.17 151.18 151.19 151.20 151.21 151.22 151.23 151.24 151.25 151.26 151.27 151.28 151.29 151.30 151.31 151.32 151.33 152.1 152.2 152.3 152.4 152.5 152.6 152.7 152.8 152.9 152.10 152.11 152.12 152.13 152.14 152.15 152.16 152.17 152.18 152.19 152.20 152.21 152.22 152.23 152.24
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A bill for an act
relating to operation of state government; appropriating money for the legislature,
office of the governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general,
state auditor, Military and Veterans Affairs, and certain state agencies, departments,
offices, boards, commissions, councils, Minnesota State Lottery, Minnesota
Humanities Center, and certain retirement accounts; canceling certain 2021
appropriated funds; modifying Legislative Coordinating Commission provisions;
creating the Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity; modifying the legislative
auditor's duties; prohibiting a businesses address on the secretary of state's website
under certain circumstances; modifying provisions pertaining to peacetime
emergencies, administrative procedures, and distribution of state employees during
a layoff; establishing the SAVI program; determining growth of state employment;
changing audits of state use of federal funds; making changes affecting the budget
and budget forecast; authorizing virtual payments; modifying provisions affecting
the motor pool; changing the name of the office of MN.IT Services; requiring the
state to contract with a pharmacy benefit manager; adding provisions related to
cosmetology, public employee pay, non-health-related licensing board, retirement,
standard of time, federal funds for COVID-19 spending, executive orders, unfilled
state agency positions, obsolete rules report, state surplus property, repair of
Christopher Columbus statue, campaign finance, and elections; changing provisions
of the legislative advisory commission; providing for expenditure and review of
federal money; requiring a report on the use of federal money; establishing a
stadium payoff fund; changing pari-mutuel horse racing and lawful gambling and
gambling taxes provisions; providing veterans and military affairs policy;
establishing the capitol flag program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections
3.30, subdivision 2; 3.3005, subdivisions 2, 2a, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision;
3.302, subdivision 3; 3.303, subdivision 1; 3.8853, subdivision 4, by adding a
subdivision; 3.971, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 3.972, subdivisions 2,
2a; 3.9741, subdivision 5; 3.978, subdivision 2; 3.979, subdivision 3; 3.98,
subdivision 1; 4.07, by adding a subdivision; 10.578; 10A.01, subdivisions 26,
35; 10A.09, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision; 10A.14, by adding a
subdivision; 10A.20, subdivision 13; 10A.27, subdivision 13; 10A.275, subdivision
1; 10A.31, subdivision 7; 10A.323; 12.31, subdivision 2; 13.64, subdivisions 3,
4; 14.05, subdivision 1; 14.389, subdivision 5; 14.57; 15.01; 15.057; 16A.06, by
adding a subdivision; 16A.152, subdivision 2; 16A.28, subdivision 3; 16B.24,
subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 16B.281, subdivisions 3, 6; 16B.2975, by
adding a subdivision; 16B.48, subdivision 2; 16B.54, subdivisions 1, 2; 16E.01;
16E.016; 16E.02; 16E.03, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 6; 16E.036; 16E.04, subdivision
3; 16E.0465, subdivision 2; 16E.05, subdivision 1; 16E.07, subdivision 12; 16E.21,
subdivision 2; 97A.057, subdivision 1; 138.081, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 138.31, by
adding a subdivision; 138.34; 138.38; 138.40; 138.661, subdivision 2, by adding
a subdivision; 138.665, subdivision 2; 138.666; 138.667; 138.669; 138.763,
subdivision 1; 155A.23, subdivision 16, by adding a subdivision; 155A.271,
subdivision 2; 179A.20, by adding a subdivision; 190.07; 197.791, subdivisions
4, 5, 5a, 5b; 198.006; 201.061, subdivisions 1a, 3, 4; 201.091, subdivision 4;
201.121, subdivisions 1, 3; 201.225, subdivisions 2, 5; 203B.01, subdivision 3;
203B.04, subdivisions 1, 4; 203B.07, subdivision 3; 203B.08, subdivision 3;
203B.081, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 203B.12, subdivision 7; 203B.121, subdivisions
2, 4; 203B.24, subdivision 1; 204B.09, subdivision 3; 204B.14, subdivision 3;
204B.16, subdivision 1; 204B.21, by adding a subdivision; 204B.36, subdivision
2; 204C.05, subdivisions 1a, 1b; 204C.10; 204C.12, subdivision 2; 204C.21,
subdivision 1; 204C.24, by adding a subdivision; 204C.27; 204C.32; 204C.33,
subdivision 1; 204C.36, subdivision 1; 204C.37; 204D.08, subdivision 4; 204D.13,
subdivision 1; 204D.195; 204D.27, subdivision 5; 204D.28, subdivisions 9, 10;
205.065, subdivision 5; 205.185, subdivision 3; 205A.03, subdivision 4; 205A.10,
subdivision 3; 206.805, subdivision 1; 206.89, subdivisions 4, 5; 206.90, subdivision
6; 207A.13; 207A.14, subdivision 3; 208.03; 208.05; 214.01, subdivision 3; 240.01,
subdivision 18; 240.06, subdivision 7; 240.11; 240.131, subdivision 7; 240.24,
subdivisions 2a, 3; 240.30, subdivision 5; 297E.021, subdivisions 3, 4, by adding
a subdivision; 349.151, subdivision 2; 349A.01, by adding a subdivision; 349A.08,
subdivision 9; 353.27, subdivision 3c; 353.505; 367.25, subdivision 1; 412.02,
subdivision 2a; 477A.03, subdivision 2b; 645.071; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 3; 5; 10A; 15; 16A; 16B; 43A; 138; 196; 201;
204B; 204C; 206; 609; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 3.972,
subdivisions 2c, 2d; 16E.0466, subdivision 1; 16E.05, subdivision 3; 16E.071;
16E.145; 116O.03, subdivision 9; 116O.04, subdivision 3; 135A.17, subdivision
2; 155A.23, subdivision 2; 201.061, subdivision 7; 204C.12, subdivision 3.

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

ARTICLE 1

STATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginSTATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund,
or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.
The figures "2022" and "2023" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, or June 30, 2023, respectively.
"The first year" is fiscal year 2022. "The second year" is fiscal year 2023. "The biennium"
is fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginLEGISLATURE
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 98,130,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 97,739,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Senate
new text end

new text begin 37,430,000
new text end
new text begin 37,545,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin House of Representatives
new text end

new text begin 38,857,000
new text end
new text begin 38,857,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Legislative Coordinating Commission
new text end

new text begin 21,843,000
new text end
new text begin 21,337,000
new text end

new text begin The base for this appropriation in fiscal year
2024 and each year thereafter is $21,562,000.
new text end

new text begin $190,000 the first year and $170,000 the
second year are for the Legislative
Commission on Cybersecurity.
new text end

new text begin $50,000 each year is to comply with
accessibility standards pursuant to Minnesota
Statutes, section 3.199. If the appropriation
for either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it. The base
for this appropriation in fiscal year 2024 and
each year thereafter is $250,000.
new text end

new text begin From its funds, $10,000 each year is for
purposes of the legislators' forum, through
which Minnesota legislators meet with
counterparts from South Dakota, North
Dakota, and Manitoba to discuss issues of
mutual concern.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Legislative Auditor.new text end $8,096,000 the first year
and $7,596,000 the second year are for the
Office of the Legislative Auditor.
new text end

new text begin Of the amount in fiscal year 2021, $500,000
is for the audit required under article 4, section
65. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Within the resources that become available to
the legislative auditor from the removal of
responsibility for conducting the annual single
audit of federal funds, the legislative auditor
must increase the number of special review
staff by at least two full-time equivalents.
new text end

new text begin The legislative auditor may use any unspent
amounts appropriated under Laws 2017, First
Special Session chapter 6, article 18, section
2, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), and
subdivision 5, paragraph (b); and Laws 2019,
First Special Session chapter 9, article 14,
section 2, subdivision 3, paragraphs (i) and
(j), to conduct audits required by Minnesota
Statutes, section 3.972, subdivision 2a, in
fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Revisor of Statutes.new text end $7,207,000 in each year
is for the Office of the Revisor of Statutes.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Legislative Reference Library.new text end $1,775,000
in each year is for the Legislative Reference
Library.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Legislative Budget Office.new text end $1,483,000 in each
year is for the Legislative Budget Office.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginGOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,622,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,622,000
new text end

new text begin (a) This appropriation is to fund the Office of
the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
new text end

new text begin (b) $19,000 the first year and $19,000 the
second year are for necessary expenses in the
normal performance of the governor's and
lieutenant governor's duties for which no other
reimbursement is provided.
new text end

new text begin (c) By September 1 of each year, the
commissioner of management and budget shall
report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over state government finance any
personnel costs incurred by the Offices of the
Governor and Lieutenant Governor that were
supported by appropriations to other agencies
during the previous fiscal year. The Office of
the Governor shall inform the chairs and
ranking minority members of the committees
before initiating any interagency agreements.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginSTATE AUDITOR
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,665,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,602,000
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginATTORNEY GENERAL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 26,629,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 26,429,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 23,713,000
new text end
new text begin 23,513,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 2,521,000
new text end
new text begin 2,521,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 145,000
new text end
new text begin 145,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginSECRETARY OF STATE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 17,218,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 17,152,000
new text end

new text begin The base for this appropriation in fiscal year
2024 and each year thereafter is $12,902,000.
new text end

new text begin $9,750,000 each year is for transfer to the
voting equipment grant account under
Minnesota Statutes, section 206.95. The base
for this appropriation in fiscal year 2024 and
each year thereafter is $5,500,000.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginCAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC
DISCLOSURE BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,123,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,123,000
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginSTATE BOARD OF INVESTMENT
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 139,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 139,000
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,231,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,231,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin Workers'
Compensation
new text end
new text begin 7,831,000
new text end
new text begin 7,831,000
new text end

new text begin $263,000 each year is for municipal boundary
adjustments.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginOFFICE OF MN.IT SERVICES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,300,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,300,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $5,000,000 each year is for enhancements
to cybersecurity across state government.
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, $2,100,000 in fiscal year 2022
and $2,050,000 in fiscal year 2023 are to
implement recommendations from the
Governor's Blue Ribbon Council on
Information Technology, established by
Executive Order 19-02 and re-established by
Executive Order 20-77. The base for this
appropriation is $1,400,000 in fiscal years
2024 and 2025.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of management and
budget is authorized to provide cash flow
assistance of up to $50,000,000 from the
special revenue fund or other statutory general
funds as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.671, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), to the
Office of MN.IT Services for the purpose of
managing revenue and expenditure
differences. These funds shall be repaid with
interest by the end of the fiscal year 2023
closing period.
new text end

new text begin (c) During the biennium ending June 30, 2023,
Office of MN.IT Services must not charge
fees to a public noncommercial educational
television broadcast station eligible for funding
under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 129D, for
access to the state broadcast infrastructure. If
the access fees not charged to public
noncommercial educational television
broadcast stations total more than $400,000
for the biennium, the office may charge for
access fees in excess of these amounts.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginADMINISTRATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,709,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,535,000
new text end

new text begin The base for this appropriation in fiscal year
2024 and each year thereafter is $25,525,000.
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Government and Citizen Services
new text end

new text begin 10,251,000
new text end
new text begin 10,077,000
new text end

new text begin $174,000 the first year is for the repair and
reinstallation of the statue of Christopher
Columbus and its pedestal required under
article 2, section 103. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2023.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Council on Developmental Disabilities.new text end
$74,000 each year is for the Council on
Developmental Disabilities.
new text end

new text begin new text begin State Agency Accommodation
Reimbursement.
new text end
$200,000 the first year and
$200,000 the second year may be transferred
to the accommodation account established in
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.4805.
new text end

new text begin State Historic Preservation Office.
new text end

new text begin $10,000 each year is for the State Historic
Preservation Office to install flag poles and
staffs and to purchase United States and
Minnesota state flags to satisfy the
requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section
138.6675. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Strategic Management Services
new text end

new text begin 2,124,000
new text end
new text begin 2,124,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Fiscal Agent
new text end

new text begin 13,334,000
new text end
new text begin 13,334,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriations under this section are to
the commissioner of administration for the
purposes specified.
new text end

new text begin In-Lieu of Rent. new text end new text begin $10,515,000 in each year is
for space costs of the legislature and veterans
organizations, ceremonial space, and
statutorily free space.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Public Television.new text end (a) $1,550,000 each year
is for matching grants for public television.
new text end

new text begin (b) $250,000 each year is for public television
equipment grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 129D.13.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of administration must
consider the recommendations of the
Minnesota Public Television Association
before allocating the amounts appropriated in
paragraphs (a) and (b) for equipment or
matching grants.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Public Radio.new text end (a) $392,000 each year is for
community service grants to public
educational radio stations. This appropriation
may be used to disseminate emergency
information in foreign languages.
new text end

new text begin (b) $117,000 each year is for equipment grants
to public educational radio stations. This
appropriation may be used for the repair,
rental, and purchase of equipment including
equipment under $500.
new text end

new text begin (c) $510,000 each year is for equipment grants
to Minnesota Public Radio, Inc., including
upgrades to Minnesota's Emergency Alert and
AMBER Alert Systems.
new text end

new text begin (d) The appropriations in paragraphs (a) to (c)
may not be used for indirect costs claimed by
an institution or governing body.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner of administration must
consider the recommendations of the
Association of Minnesota Public Educational
Radio Stations before awarding grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.14, using
the appropriations in paragraphs (a) and (b).
No grantee is eligible for a grant unless they
are a member of the Association of Minnesota
Public Educational Radio Stations on or before
July 1, 2021.
new text end

new text begin (f) Any unencumbered balance remaining the
first year for grants to public television or
public radio stations does not cancel and is
available for the second year.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginCAPITOL AREA ARCHITECTURAL
AND PLANNING BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 351,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 351,000
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginMINNESOTA MANAGEMENT AND
BUDGET
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,299,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,299,000
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget
must reduce executive budget officer staffing
levels by six full-time equivalents.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginREVENUE
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 162,271,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 162,271,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 158,057,000
new text end
new text begin 158,057,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 1,760,000
new text end
new text begin 1,760,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Tax
Distribution
new text end
new text begin 2,195,000
new text end
new text begin 2,195,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 259,000
new text end
new text begin 259,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Tax System Management
new text end

new text begin 133,924,000
new text end
new text begin 133,924,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 129,710,000
new text end
new text begin 129,710,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 1,760,000
new text end
new text begin 1,760,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Tax
Distribution
new text end
new text begin 2,195,000
new text end
new text begin 2,195,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 259,000
new text end
new text begin 259,000
new text end

new text begin new text begin Taxpayer Assistance.new text end (a)$600,000 each year
is for the commissioner of revenue to make
grants to one or more nonprofit organizations,
qualifying under section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, to coordinate,
facilitate, encourage, and aid in the provision
of taxpayer assistance services. The
unencumbered balance in the first year does
not cancel but is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "taxpayer
assistance services" means accounting and tax
preparation services provided by volunteers
to low-income, elderly, and disadvantaged
Minnesota residents to help them file federal
and state income tax returns and Minnesota
property tax refund claims and to provide
personal representation before the Department
of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Debt Collection Management
new text end

new text begin 28,347,000
new text end
new text begin 28,347,000
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginGAMBLING CONTROL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,728,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,123,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are from the lawful
gambling regulation account in the special
revenue fund. The base for this appropriation
in fiscal year 2024 is $5,093,000. The base for
this appropriation in fiscal year 2025 and each
year thereafter is $4,923,000.
new text end

new text begin $865,000 the first year and $260,000 the
second year are to create an information
system and to update the board's website. The
base for this appropriation in fiscal year 2024
is $230,000. The base for this appropriation
in fiscal year 2025 and each year thereafter is
$60,000.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginRACING COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 913,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 913,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are from the racing and
card playing regulation accounts in the special
revenue fund.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginSTATE LOTTERY
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
349A.10, subdivision 3, the State Lottery's
operating budget must not exceed $36,500,000
in fiscal year 2022 and $36,500,000 in fiscal
year 2023.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginAMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 306,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 306,000
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginCOUNCIL FOR MINNESOTANS OF
AFRICAN HERITAGE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 532,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 532,000
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginCOUNCIL ON LATINO AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 525,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 525,000
new text end

Sec. 21. new text beginCOUNCIL ON ASIAN-PACIFIC
MINNESOTANS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 515,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 515,000
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginINDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 846,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 846,000
new text end

Sec. 23. new text beginMINNESOTA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 23,768,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 23,518,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Operations and Programs
new text end

new text begin 23,197,000
new text end
new text begin 23,197,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Fiscal Agent
new text end

new text begin (a) Global Minnesota
new text end
new text begin 39,000
new text end
new text begin 39,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Minnesota Air National Guard Museum
new text end
new text begin 17,000
new text end
new text begin 17,000
new text end
new text begin (c) Hockey Hall of Fame
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin (d) Farmamerica
new text end
new text begin 365,000
new text end
new text begin 115,000
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year is for site
improvements, including classroom, upgrades,
visitor center remodeling, and expanded
agricultural literacy programming.
new text end

new text begin (e) Minnesota Military Museum
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end

new text begin Any unencumbered balance remaining in this
subdivision the first year does not cancel but
is available for the second year of the
biennium.
new text end

Sec. 24. new text beginBOARD OF THE ARTS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,541,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,541,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Operations and Services
new text end

new text begin 602,000
new text end
new text begin 602,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grants Program
new text end

new text begin 4,800,000
new text end
new text begin 4,800,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Regional Arts Councils
new text end

new text begin 2,139,000
new text end
new text begin 2,139,000
new text end

new text begin Any unencumbered balance remaining in this
section the first year does not cancel, but is
available for the second year.
new text end

Sec. 25. new text beginMINNESOTA HUMANITIES
CENTER
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end

Sec. 26. new text beginBOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 675,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 675,000
new text end

Sec. 27. new text beginBOARD OF ARCHITECTURE
ENGINEERING, LAND SURVEYING,
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE,
GEOSCIENCE, AND INTERIOR DESIGN
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 851,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 851,000
new text end

Sec. 28. new text beginBOARD OF COSMETOLOGIST
EXAMINERS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,923,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,923,000
new text end

Sec. 29. new text beginBOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 343,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 343,000
new text end

Sec. 30. new text beginGENERAL CONTINGENT
ACCOUNTS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin Workers'
Compensation
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin (a) The appropriations in this section may only
be spent with the approval of the governor
after consultation with the Legislative
Advisory Commission pursuant to Minnesota
Statutes, section 3.30.
new text end

new text begin (b) If an appropriation in this section for either
year is insufficient, the appropriation for the
other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a contingent account appropriation is
made in one fiscal year, it should be
considered a biennial appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 31. new text beginTORT CLAIMS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 161,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 161,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are to be spent by the
commissioner of management and budget
according to Minnesota Statutes, section
3.736, subdivision 7. If the appropriation for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.
new text end

Sec. 32. new text beginMINNESOTA STATE RETIREMENT
SYSTEM
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,886,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,878,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Combined Legislators and
Constitutional Officers Retirement Plan
new text end

new text begin 8,886,000
new text end
new text begin 8,878,000
new text end

new text begin Under Minnesota Statutes, sections 3A.03,
subdivision 2; 3A.04, subdivisions 3 and 4;
and 3A.115.
new text end

new text begin If an appropriation in this section for either
year is insufficient, the appropriation for the
other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Judges Retirement Plan
new text end

new text begin 6,000,000
new text end
new text begin 6,000,000
new text end

new text begin For transfer to the judges retirement fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 490.123.
This transfer continues each fiscal year until
the judges retirement plan reaches 100 percent
funding as determined by an actuarial
valuation prepared according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 356.214.
new text end

Sec. 33. new text beginPUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT
ASSOCIATION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,000,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $9,000,000 in each year is for direct state
aid to the public employees police and fire
retirement plan authorized under Minnesota
Statutes, section 353.65, subdivision 3b.
new text end

new text begin (b) State payments from the general fund to
the Public Employees Retirement Association
on behalf of the former MERF division
account are $6,000,000 on September 15,
2021, and $6,000,000 on September 15, 2022.
These amounts are estimated to be needed
under Minnesota Statutes, section 353.505.
new text end

Sec. 34. new text beginTEACHERS RETIREMENT
ASSOCIATION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 29,831,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 29,831,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts estimated to be needed are as
follows:
new text end

new text begin Special Direct State Aid. $27,331,000 each
year is for special direct state aid authorized
under Minnesota Statutes, section 354.436.
new text end

new text begin Special Direct State Matching Aid.
$2,500,000 each year is for special direct state
matching aid authorized under Minnesota
Statutes, section 354.435.
new text end

Sec. 35. new text beginST. PAUL TEACHERS RETIREMENT
FUND
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,827,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,827,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts estimated to be needed for
special direct state aid to the first class city
teachers retirement fund association authorized
under Minnesota Statutes, section 354A.12,
subdivisions 3a and 3c.
new text end

Sec. 36. new text beginMILITARY AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,393,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,589,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Maintenance of Training Facilities
new text end

new text begin 9,772,000
new text end
new text begin 9,842,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin General Support
new text end

new text begin 3,507,000
new text end
new text begin 3,633,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Enlistment Incentives
new text end

new text begin 11,114,000
new text end
new text begin 11,114,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this subdivision are
available until June 30, 2025, except that any
unspent amounts allocated to a program
otherwise supported by this appropriation are
canceled to the general fund upon receipt of
federal funds in the same amount to support
administration of that program.
new text end

new text begin If the amount for fiscal year 2022 is
insufficient, the amount for 2023 is available
in fiscal year 2022.
new text end

Sec. 37. new text beginVETERANS AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 79,851,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 79,389,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Veterans Programs and Services
new text end

new text begin 19,218,000
new text end
new text begin 19,134,000
new text end

new text begin The base for this appropriation in fiscal year
2024 and each year thereafter is $18,236,000.
new text end

new text begin (a)new text begin Veterans Service Organizations.new text end
$353,000 each year is for grants to the
following congressionally chartered veterans
service organizations as designated by the
commissioner: Disabled American Veterans,
Military Order of the Purple Heart, the
American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Vietnam Veterans of America, AMVETS, and
Paralyzed Veterans of America. This funding
must be allocated in direct proportion to the
funding currently being provided by the
commissioner to these organizations.
new text end

new text begin (b)new text begin Minnesota Assistance Council for
Veterans.
new text end
$750,000 each year is for a grant
to the Minnesota Assistance Council for
Veterans to provide assistance throughout
Minnesota to veterans and their families who
are homeless or in danger of homelessness,
including assistance with the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) utilities;
new text end

new text begin (2) employment; and
new text end

new text begin (3) legal issues.
new text end

new text begin The assistance authorized under this paragraph
must be made only to veterans who have
resided in Minnesota for 30 days prior to
application for assistance and according to
other guidelines established by the
commissioner. In order to avoid duplication
of services, the commissioner must ensure that
this assistance is coordinated with all other
available programs for veterans.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text beginHonor Guards.new text end $200,000 each year is for
compensation for honor guards at the funerals
of veterans under Minnesota Statutes, section
197.231.
new text end

new text begin (d) new text beginMinnesota GI Bill.new text end $200,000 each year is
for the costs of administering the Minnesota
GI Bill postsecondary educational benefits,
on-the-job training, and apprenticeship
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
197.791.
new text end

new text begin (e) new text beginGold Star Program.new text end $100,000 each year
is for administering the Gold Star Program for
surviving family members of deceased
veterans.
new text end

new text begin (f) new text beginCounty Veterans Service Office.new text end
$1,100,000 each year is for funding the
County Veterans Service Office grant program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 197.608.
new text end

new text begin (g) Veteran Homelessness Initiative.
$750,000 each year is for an initiative to
prevent and end veteran homelessness. The
commissioner of veterans affairs may provide
housing vouchers and other services to
alleviate homelessness among veterans and
former service members in Minnesota. The
commissioner may contract for program
administration and may establish a vacancy
reserve fund. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (h)new text begin 9/11 Task Force.new text end $112,000 the first year
is for the Advisory Task Force on 9/11 and
Global War on Terrorism Remembrance. The
task force must collect, memorialize, and
publish stories of Minnesotans' service in the
Global War on Terrorism and impacts on their
dependents. The task force must host a
remembrance program in September 2021.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (i) Camp Bliss. $75,000 each year is for a
grant to Independent Lifestyles, Inc. for
expenses related to retreats for veterans at
Camp Bliss in Walker, Minnesota, including
therapy, transportation, and activities
customized for veterans. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Veterans Health Care
new text end

new text begin 60,633,000
new text end
new text begin 60,255,000
new text end

new text begin (a) Transfers. $59,633,000 the first year and
$59,605,000 the second year may be
transferred to a veterans homes special
revenue account in the special revenue fund
in the same manner as other receipts are
deposited according to Minnesota Statutes,
section 198.34, and are appropriated to the
commissioner of veterans affairs for the
operation of veterans homes facilities and
programs. The base for this transfer in fiscal
year 2024 and each year thereafter is
$58,736,000.
new text end

new text begin (b) Veteran Suicide Prevention Initiative.
$1,000,000 the first year and $650,000 the
second year are to address the problem of
death by suicide among veterans in Minnesota.
The commissioner of veterans affairs may use
funds for personnel, training, research,
marketing, and professional or technical
contracts. The base for this appropriation in
fiscal year 2024 and each year thereafter is
$550,000.
new text end

Sec. 38. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION.
new text end

new text begin $5,499,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of administration to reimburse the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the real
property described in article 2, section 102. This is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2022.
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. 39. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; SECRETARY OF STATE.
new text end

new text begin $919,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the secretary of
state to implement the requirements of article 4. This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2022.
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. 40. new text beginHAVA APPROPRIATIONS; MODIFICATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the secretary of state must use all unobligated
amounts in the Help America Vote Act account appropriated under Laws 2019, First Special
Session chapter 10, article 1, section 40, to make grants to political subdivisions for the
purchase of election equipment in the manner prescribed under Minnesota Statutes, section
206.95. Expenditures under this section are subject to the federal Omnibus Appropriations
Act of 2018, Public Law 115-1410. These funds are available until March 23, 2023.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the secretary of state must use all unobligated
amounts in the Help America Vote Act account appropriated under Laws 2020, chapter 77,
section 3, to make grants to political subdivisions for the purchase of election equipment
in the manner prescribed under Minnesota Statutes, section 206.95. Expenditures under this
section are subject to the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, Public Law 116-93,
Title V. These funds are available until December 21, 2024.
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. 41. new text beginCANCELLATION; FISCAL YEAR 2021.
new text end

new text begin (a) $379,000 of the fiscal year 2021 general fund appropriation under Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 10, article 1, section 10 is canceled.
new text end

new text begin (b) $300,000 of the fiscal year 2021 general fund appropriation under Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 10, article 1, section 11, subdivision 1 is canceled. This amount is
from the fiscal year 2021 appropriation for government and citizen services.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,367,000 of the fiscal year 2021 general fund appropriation under Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 10, article 1, section 13 is canceled.
new text end

new text begin (d) $8,274,000 of the fiscal year 2021 general fund appropriation under Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 10, article 1, section 14, subdivision 1 is canceled. Of this amount,
$7,305,000 is from the fiscal year 2021 appropriation for tax system management, and
$969,000 is from the fiscal year 2021 appropriation for debt collection management.
new text end

new text begin (e) $86,000 of the fiscal year 2020 general fund appropriation for moving and relocation
expenses under Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 10, article 1, section 24, subdivision
2, as amended by Laws 2020, chapter 104, article 2, section 4 is canceled.
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. 42. new text beginCANCELLATIONS; ITA ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin (a) $179,000 from the information and telecommunications technology systems and
services account established under Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.21, is canceled to the
general fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) $14,000 from the information and telecommunications technology systems and
services account established under Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.21, is canceled to the
workers' compensation fund.
new text end

new text begin (c) $5,000 from the information and telecommunications technology systems and services
account established under Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.21, is canceled to the state
government special revenue fund.
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

ARTICLE 2

STATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.30, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Members; duties.

(a) deleted text beginThe majority leader of the senate or a designee, the chair
of the senate Committee on Finance, and the chair of the senate Division of Finance
responsible for overseeing the items being considered by the commission, the speaker of
the house or a designee, the chair of the house of representatives Committee on Ways and
Means, and the chair of the appropriate finance committee, or division of the house of
representatives committee responsible for overseeing the items being considered by the
commissioner, constitute the Legislative Advisory Commission. The division chair of the
Finance Committee in the senate and the division chair of the appropriate finance committee
or division in the house of representatives
deleted text endnew text begin The Legislative Advisory Commission is composed
of the majority leader of the senate or a designee, the minority leader of the senate or a
designee, the president of the senate, the chair of the senate Committee on Finance, the
ranking minority member of the senate Committee on Finance, the chair of the appropriate
senate committee with budget jurisdiction over the item under consideration, the ranking
minority member of the appropriate senate committee with budget jurisdiction over the item
under consideration, the speaker of the house of representatives or a designee, the minority
leader of the house of representatives or a designee, the majority leader of the house of
representatives, the chair of the house of representatives Committee on Ways and Means,
the ranking minority member of the house of representatives Committee on Ways and
Means, the chair of the appropriate house of representatives committee with budget
jurisdiction over the item under consideration, and the ranking minority member of the
appropriate house of representatives committee with budget jurisdiction over the item under
consideration. The Legislative Advisory Commission members that serve on the commission
by being the chair or ranking minority member of the appropriate committee with budget
jurisdiction over the item under consideration
new text end shall rotate according to the items being
considered by the commission. If any of the members elect not to serve on the commission,
the house of which they are members, if in session, shall select some other member for the
vacancy. If the legislature is not in session, vacancies in the house of representatives
membership of the commission shall be filled by the last speaker of the house or, if the
speaker is not available, by the last chair of the house of representatives Rules Committee,
and by the last senate Committee on Committees or other appointing authority designated
by the senate rules in case of a senate vacancy. deleted text beginThe commissioner of management and
budget shall be secretary of the commission and keep a permanent record and minutes of
its proceedings, which are public records. The commissioner of management and budget
shall post to the agency website all actions of the commission. Members shall receive
traveling and subsistence expenses incurred attending meetings of the commission. The
commission shall meet from time to time upon the call of the governor or upon the call of
the secretary at the request of two or more of its members.
deleted text end A recommendation of the
commission must be made at a meeting of the commission unless a written recommendation
is signed by all the members entitled to vote on the item.

(b) new text beginMembers shall receive traveling and subsistence expenses incurred while attending
meetings of the commission.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endThe chair new text beginof the commission new text endalternates between a member of the senate and a member
of the house of representatives in January of each odd-numbered year.

new text begin (d) The commissioner of management and budget shall serve as secretary of the
Legislative Advisory Commission. The secretary shall keep a permanent record and minutes
of the commission's proceedings, which are public records.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner of management and budget shall post to the agency website all
actions of the commission.
new text end

new text begin (f) The commission shall meet from time to time upon the call of the governor or upon
the call of the secretary at the request of two or more of the commission's members.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.3005, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin This section applies to the expenditure of all federal money
whether that federal money is appropriated under section 4.07 or another section, unless
the federal money is specifically excluded from the requirements of this section.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.3005, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Governor's request to legislature.

new text begin(a) new text endA state agency shall not expend money
received by it under federal law for any purpose unless a request to spend federal money
from that source for that purpose in that biennium has been submitted by the governor to
the legislature as a part of a budget request submitted during or within ten days before the
start of a regular legislative session, or unless specifically authorized by law or as provided
by this section. A budget request submitted to the legislature according to this subdivision
must be submitted at least 20 days before the deadline set by the legislature for legislative
budget committees to act on finance bills.

new text begin (b) A budget request to spend federal funds submitted to the legislature under this
subdivision must clearly identify the federal funds submitted for review under this subdivision
and subject to the review period under subdivision 2a. A state agency is prohibited from
expending money subject to the requirements of paragraph (a) if the request to spend federal
money from that source for that purpose in that biennium has not previously been reviewed
by the commission and is not clearly identified in the governor's federal funds budget request
for review under this subdivision.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.3005, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Review of federal funds spending request.

new text begin(a) new text endTwenty days after a governor's
budget request that includes a request to spend federal money is submitted to the legislature
under subdivision 2, a state agency may expend money included in that request unless,
within the 20-day period, a member of the Legislative Advisory Commission requests further
review. If a Legislative Advisory Commission member requests further review of a federal
funds spending request, the agency may not expend the federal funds until the request has
been satisfied and withdrawn, the expenditure is approved in law, ornew text begin, if the commission has
not provided a negative review under paragraph (b),
new text end the regular session of the legislature
is adjourned for the year.

new text begin (b) If a member requests further review under paragraph (a), the member may request
the chair of the Legislative Advisory Commission to call a public meeting to review the
proposed expenditure of federal funds on which the member requested more information.
The chair of the commission must call a public meeting of the commission to review the
proposed expenditure within ten days. If at the public meeting a majority of the commission
members provide a negative recommendation on the proposed expenditure that is under
review, the agency is prohibited from expending the money. The commission may hold a
separate public meeting and may revoke its negative recommendation. If the negative
recommendation is revoked by the commission, the agency may expend the federal funds
after the regular session of the legislature is adjourned for the year.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.3005, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Interim procedures; urgencies.

new text begin(a) new text endIf federal money is awarded to the state
for expenditure after the deadline in subdivision 2 or while the legislature is not in session,
and the availability of money from that source or for that purpose or in that fiscal year could
not reasonably have been anticipated and included in the governor's budget request, and an
urgency requires that all or part of the money be encumbered or expended before the
legislature reconvenes or prior to the end of the 20-day period specified in subdivision 2,
it may be allotted to a state agency after the deleted text beginrequirements of subdivision 5 are metdeleted text endnew text begin Legislative
Advisory Commission has reviewed the request
new text end.new text begin If the members of the commission make
a positive recommendation or no recommendation, or if the commission has not reviewed
the request within ten days after the date the request was submitted, the commissioner may
approve the request and the federal money may be allotted for expenditure. If the commission
makes a negative recommendation or a recommendation for further review within ten days
after the date the request was submitted, the commissioner is prohibited from approving
the expenditure of the federal money. If a request to expend federal money submitted under
this subdivision receives a negative recommendation or a recommendation for further review,
the request may be submitted again under subdivision 2 or 6.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purpose of this subdivision, a recommendation of the commission must be
made at a meeting of the commission unless a written recommendation is signed by all
members entitled to vote on the item.
new text end

new text begin (c) For the purposes of this subdivision, an urgency exists if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the expenditure of the federal funds would prevent imminent harm to life or property;
or
new text end

new text begin (2) failure to encumber or spend the federal funds before the expiration of the earliest
time provided under this subdivision would result in a loss of the federal funds.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.3005, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Legislative Advisory Commission review.

Federal money that is awarded
and becomes available under subdivision 3, 3a, new text beginor new text end3bdeleted text begin, or 4deleted text end may be allotted after the
commissioner of management and budget has submitted the request to the members of the
Legislative Advisory Commission for their review and recommendation deleted text beginfor further reviewdeleted text end.
deleted text begin If a recommendation is not made within ten days, no further review by the Legislative
Advisory Commission is required, and the commissioner shall approve or disapprove the
request. If a recommendation by any member is for further review the governor shall submit
the request to the Legislative Advisory Commission for its review and recommendation.
Failure or refusal of the commission to make a recommendation promptly is a negative
recommendation.
deleted text endnew text begin If a member of the commission makes a negative recommendation or
requests further review on a request within 20 days after the date the request was submitted,
the commissioner is prohibited from approving the expenditure of the federal money. If a
request to expend federal money submitted under this subdivision receives a negative
recommendation or a request for further review, the request may be submitted again under
subdivision 2. If the members of the commission make a positive recommendation or no
recommendation, the commissioner may approve the request and the federal money may
be allotted for expenditure.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.302, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

State documents.

The library is a depository of all documents published by
the state and shall receive them automatically without costnew text begin to the legislature or librarynew text end. As
used in this chapter, "document" includes any publication issued by the state, constitutional
officers, departments, commissions, councils, bureaus, research centers, societies, task
forces, including advisory task forces created under section 15.014 or 15.0593, or other
agencies supported by state funds, or any publication prepared for the state by private
individuals or organizations considered to be of interest or value to the library. Intraoffice
or interoffice memos and forms and information concerning only the internal operation of
an agency are not included.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.303, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Purpose.

The Legislative Coordinating Commission is created to
coordinate the legislative activities of the senate and house of representativesnew text begin and the joint
legislative commissions, committees, offices, and task forces
new text end.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.8853, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Access to data; treatment.

Upon request of the director of the Legislative
Budget Office, the head or chief administrative officer of each department or agency of
state government, including the supreme court, must promptly supply data deleted text beginthat are used todeleted text end
new text begin used by the agency to prepare or necessary for the Legislative Budget Office to review or
new text end prepare a fiscal note, including data that are not public data under section 13.64 or other
applicable law, unless there are federal laws or regulations that prohibit the provision of the
not public data for this purpose. Not public data supplied under this subdivision may only
be used by the Legislative Budget Office to review a department or agency's work in
preparing a fiscal note and may not be used or disseminated for any other purpose, including
use by or dissemination to a legislator or to any officer, department, agency, or committee
within the legislative branch. Violation of this subdivision by the director or other staff of
the Legislative Budget Office is cause for removal, suspension without pay, or immediate
dismissal at the direction of the oversight commission.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.8853, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Access employees. new text end

new text begin Upon request of the director of the Legislative Budget
Office, the head or chief administrative officer of each department or agency of state
government, including the supreme court, must permit reasonable access to employees with
subject matter expertise to assist the Legislative Budget Office prepare and review fiscal
notes or enacted legislation.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [3.888] LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON CYBERSECURITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity consists
of the following eight members:
new text end

new text begin (1) four senators, including two senators appointed by the senate majority leader and
two senators appointed by the senate minority leader; and
new text end

new text begin (2) four members of the house of representatives, including two members appointed by
the speaker of the house and two members appointed by the minority leader of the house.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Terms; vacancies. new text end

new text begin Members of the commission serve for a two-year term
beginning upon appointment and expiring on appointment of a successor after the opening
of the next regular session of the legislature in the odd-numbered year. A vacancy in the
membership of the commission must be filled for the unexpired term in a manner that will
preserve the representation established by this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The commission shall provide oversight of the state's cybersecurity
measures. The commission shall review the policies and practices of state agencies with
regard to cybersecurity and may recommend changes in policy to adequately protect the
state from cybersecurity threats. The commission may develop recommendations and draft
legislation to support and strengthen the state's cybersecurity infrastructure.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Chair. new text end

new text begin The commission shall elect a chair by a majority vote of members
present. If the commission is unable to elect a chair by a majority vote at its first meeting
of a biennium, the ranking member of the majority party shall serve as chair. The officers
shall alternate between a member of the senate and a member of the house of representatives.
A chair shall serve a two-year term expiring upon election of a new chair after the opening
of the next regular session of the legislature in the odd-numbered year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The commission must meet at least three times per calendar year.
The meetings of the commission are subject to section 3.055, except that the commission
may close a meeting when necessary to safeguard the state's cybersecurity. The minutes,
recordings, and documents from a closed meeting under this subdivision shall be maintained
by the Legislative Coordinating Commission and shall not be made available to the public
until eight years after the date of the meeting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall provide
administrative services for the commission.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The commission expires December 31, 2028.
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. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.971, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Staff; compensation.

(a) The legislative auditor shall establish a Financial
Audits Division and a Program Evaluation Division to fulfill the duties prescribed in this
section.

(b) Each division may be supervised by a deputy auditor, appointed by the legislative
auditor, with the approval of the commission, for a term coterminous with the legislative
auditor's term. The deputy auditors may be removed before the expiration of their terms
only for cause. The legislative auditor and deputy auditors may each appoint deleted text begina confidential
secretary
deleted text endnew text begin an administrative support specialistnew text end to serve at pleasure. The salaries and benefits
of the legislative auditor, deputy auditorsnew text begin,new text end and deleted text beginconfidential secretariesdeleted text endnew text begin administrative support
specialists
new text end shall be determined by the compensation plan approved by the Legislative
Coordinating Commission. The deputy auditors may perform and exercise the powers,
duties and responsibilities imposed by law on the legislative auditor when authorized by
the legislative auditor.

deleted text begin (c) The legislative auditor must appoint a fiscal oversight officer with duties that include
performing the review under section 3.972, subdivision 4.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Thenew text begin legislative auditor,new text end deputy auditorsnew text begin,new text end and deleted text beginthe confidential secretariesdeleted text endnew text begin
administrative support specialists shall
new text end serve in the unclassified civil service, but deleted text beginthe fiscal
oversight officer and
deleted text end all other employees of the legislative auditor deleted text beginaredeleted text endnew text begin shall servenew text end in the
classified civil service. Compensation for employees of the legislative auditor in the classified
service shall be governed by a plan prepared by the legislative auditor and approved by the
Legislative Coordinating Commission and the legislature under section 3.855, subdivision
3
.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end While in office, a person appointed deputy for the Financial Audit Division must
hold an active license as a certified public accountant.

new text begin (e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 43A.32, subdivisions 2 and 3, or any
other law to the contrary, an employee of the legislative auditor is prohibited from being a
candidate for an elected public office.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.971, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 8a. new text end

new text begin Special reviews. new text end

new text begin The legislative auditor may conduct a special review to: (1)
fulfill a legal requirement; (2) investigate allegations that an individual or organization
subject to audit by the legislative auditor may not have complied with legal requirements
related to the use of public money, other public resources, or government data classified as
not public; (3) respond to a legislative request for a review of an organization or program
subject to audit by the legislative auditor; or (4) investigate allegations that an individual
may not have complied with section 43A.38 or 43A.39.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.972, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Audits of state and semistate agencies.

The legislative auditor shall deleted text beginmake a
constant
deleted text endnew text begin, as resources permit,new text end audit deleted text beginof alldeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end financial deleted text beginaffairsdeleted text endnew text begin activitiesnew text end ofnew text begin (1)new text end all departments
deleted text begin anddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end agencies deleted text beginofdeleted text endnew text begin, offices, and other organizations innew text end the statedeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin executive branch; (2) courts,
offices, and other organizations in the state judicial branch;
new text end and deleted text beginof the financial records and
transactions of
deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end public boards, associations, deleted text beginanddeleted text end societiesnew text begin,new text endnew text begin and other public organizations
created by state law or
new text end supported, wholly or in part, by state funds. deleted text beginOnce in each year, if
funds and personnel permit, without previous notice,
deleted text end The legislative auditor shall deleted text beginvisit each
state department and agency, association or society and, so far as practicable,
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) inspect;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) thoroughly examine its books and accounts, verifying the funds, securities, and other
assets;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) check the items of receipts and disbursements with its voucher records;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) ascertain the character of the official bonds for its officers and the financial ability
of the bonding institution;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) inspect its sources of revenue and the use and disposition of state appropriations and
property;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) investigate the methods of purchase and sale and the character of contracts on public
account;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7) ascertain proper custody and depository for its funds and securities;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8) verify the inventory of public property and other assets held in trust; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (9)deleted text end ascertain that all financial transactions and operations involving the public funds and
property of the state comply with the spirit and purpose of the law, are sound by modern
standards of financial managementnew text begin,new text end and are for the best protection of deleted text beginthedeleted text end public deleted text begininterestdeleted text endnew text begin
funds and other public resources
new text end.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.972, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Audits of Department of Human Services.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end To ensure deleted text begincontinuousdeleted text endnew text begin effectivenew text end
legislative oversight and accountability, the legislative auditor shall give high priority to
auditing the programs, services, and benefits administered by the Department of Human
Services. deleted text beginThe audits shall determine whetherdeleted text endnew text begin As resources permit, the legislative auditor
shall track and assess expenditures throughout the human service delivery system, from
new text end the
department deleted text beginoffereddeleted text endnew text begin to the point of service deliverynew text endnew text begin, and determine whether human servicesnew text end
programs deleted text beginand provideddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end servicesnew text begin,new text end and benefitsnew text begin are being provided cost-effectively andnew text end only
to eligible deleted text beginpersonsdeleted text endnew text begin individualsnew text end and organizationsdeleted text begin, and complieddeleted text endnew text begin in compliancenew text end with applicable
legal requirements.

deleted text begin (b) The legislative auditor shall, based on an assessment of risk and using professional
standards to provide a statistically significant sample, no less than three times each year,
test a representative sample of persons enrolled in a medical assistance program or
MinnesotaCare to determine whether they are eligible to receive benefits under those
programs. The legislative auditor shall report the results to the commissioner of human
services and recommend corrective actions. The commissioner shall provide a response to
the legislative auditor within 20 business days, including corrective actions to be taken to
address any problems identified by the legislative auditor and anticipated completion dates.
The legislative auditor shall monitor the commissioner's implementation of corrective actions
and periodically report the results to the Legislative Audit Commission and the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and
human services policy and finance. The legislative auditor's reports to the commission and
the chairs and ranking minority members must include recommendations for any legislative
actions needed to ensure that medical assistance and MinnesotaCare benefits are provided
only to eligible persons.
deleted text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.9741, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

deleted text beginStatedeleted text end Data securitydeleted text begin;deleted text end accountdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end appropriation.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The data security account
is created in the special revenue fund.new text begin Money in the account is appropriated to the legislative
auditor.
new text end

deleted text begin (b) Subject to available funds appropriated under paragraph (a), the legislative auditor
shall:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) review and audit the audit reports of subscribers and requesters submitted under
section 168.327, subdivision 6, including producing findings and opinions;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) in collaboration with the commissioner and affected subscribers and requesters,
recommend corrective action plans to remediate any deficiencies identified under clause
(1); and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) review and audit driver records subscription services and bulk data practices of the
Department of Public Safety, including identifying any deficiencies and making
recommendations to the commissioner.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) The legislative auditor shall submit any reports, findings, and recommendations
under this subdivision to the legislative commission on data practices.
deleted text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.978, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Inquiry and inspection power; duty to aid legislative auditor.

All public
officials and their deputies and employees, and all corporations, firms, and individuals
having business involving the receipt, disbursement, or custody of public funds shall at all
times afford reasonable facilities for examinations by the legislative auditor, make returns
and reports required by the legislative auditor, attend and answer under oath the legislative
auditor's lawful inquiries, produce and exhibit all books, accounts, documents, data of any
classification, and property that the legislative auditor deleted text beginmay needdeleted text endnew text begin requestsnew text end to inspect, and in
all things deleted text beginaiddeleted text endnew text begin cooperate withnew text end the legislative auditor deleted text beginin the performance of dutiesdeleted text end.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.979, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Audit data.

(a) "Audit" as used in this subdivision means a financial audit,
deleted text begin review,deleted text end program evaluation, deleted text beginbest practicesdeleted text endnew text begin specialnew text end review, or investigation. Data relating to
an audit are not public or with respect to data on individuals are confidential until the final
report of the audit has been released by the legislative auditor or the audit is no longer being
actively pursued. Upon release of a final audit report by the legislative auditor, data relating
to an audit are public except data otherwise classified as not public.

(b) Data related to an audit but not published in the audit report and that the legislative
auditor reasonably believes will be used in litigation are not public and with respect to data
on individuals are confidential until the litigation has been completed or is no longer being
actively pursued.

(c) Data deleted text beginon individualsdeleted text end that could reasonably be used to determine the identity of an
individual supplying data for an audit are private if the data supplied by the individual were
needed for an audit and the individual would not have provided the data to the legislative
auditor without an assurance that the individual's identity would remain private, or the
legislative auditor reasonably believes that the subject would not have provided the data.

(d) The definitions of terms provided in section 13.02 apply for purposes of this
subdivision.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.98, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Preparation; duties.

(a) The head or chief administrative officer of each
department or agency of the state government, including the supreme court, shall prepare
a fiscal note consistent with the standards and procedures adopted under section 3.8853, at
the request of the chair of the standing committee to which a bill has been referred, or the
chair of the house of representatives Ways and Means Committee, or the chair of the senate
Committee on Financenew text begin, and as assigned by the director of the Legislative Budget Office.
The Legislative Budget Office may prepare a fiscal note if an agency does not comply with
this subdivision
new text end.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "supreme court" includes all agencies, committees,
and commissions supervised or appointed by the state supreme court or the state court
administrator.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 4.07, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Federal funds savings; reports. new text end

new text begin Beginning July 1, 2021, each state agency
must submit a detailed report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate
Committee on Finance and the house of representatives Committee on Ways and Means,
and the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over the budget for the agency concerning the use of any federal funds as described within
this section. The report must detail the use of any federal funds in the calendar quarter
preceding the report that permitted the agency to redirect or reduce the use of state funds.
Agencies must continue reporting pursuant to this section on the first day of each subsequent
calendar quarter until July 1, 2025, and annually on June 30 of each year beginning in 2026.
For the purposes of this section, "agency" has the meaning given in section 16A.011,
subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 21.

new text begin [5.42] DISPLAY OF BUSINESS ADDRESS ON WEBSITE.
new text end

new text begin (a) The secretary of state must not display on its website the addresses of an eligible
business entity that has made a written request to have the addresses omitted from the
website. A business entity is eligible to have all addresses omitted from display if the entity
certifies that:
new text end

new text begin (1) there is only one shareholder, member, manager, or owner of the business entity;
new text end

new text begin (2) the shareholder, manager, member, or owner is a natural person; and
new text end

new text begin (3) at least one of the addresses provided is the residential address of the sole shareholder,
manager, member, or owner.
new text end

new text begin The secretary of state shall post a notice that this option is available and a link to the form
needed to make a request on the secretary's website. The secretary of state shall also attach
a copy of the request form to all business filing forms provided in a paper format that require
a business entity to submit an address.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section does not change the classification of data under chapter 13 and addresses
shall be made available to the public in response to requests made by telephone, mail, e-mail,
and facsimile transmission.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2022, and applies to business
entity filings filed with the secretary of state on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 12.31, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Declaration of peacetime emergency.

(a) The governor may declare a
peacetime emergency. A peacetime declaration of emergency may be declared only when
an act of nature, a technological failure or malfunction, a terrorist incident, an industrial
accident, a hazardous materials accident, or a civil disturbance endangers life and property
and local government resources are inadequate to handle the situation. If the peacetime
emergency occurs on Indian lands, the governor or state director of emergency management
shall consult with tribal authorities before the governor makes such a declaration. Nothing
in this section shall be construed to limit the governor's authority to act without such
consultation when the situation calls for prompt and timely action. When the governor
declares a peacetime emergency, the governor must immediately notify the majority and
minority leaders of the senate and the speaker and majority and minority leaders of the
house of representatives. A peacetime emergency must not be continued for more than five
days unless extended by resolution of the Executive Council new text beginfor new text endup to new text beginan additional 25 days
for a cumulative total of
new text end30 days. An order, or proclamation declaring, continuing, or
terminating an emergency must be given prompt and general publicity and filed with the
secretary of state.

(b) new text beginThe governor shall not extend a peacetime emergency beyond the 30 days provided
in paragraph (a), unless the extension is approved
new text endby majority vote of each house of the
legislaturedeleted text begin, the legislature may terminate a peacetime emergency extending beyond 30 daysdeleted text endnew text begin.
The governor may make additional proposals to extend the peacetime emergency, and the
legislature may, by majority vote of each house, extend the peacetime emergency for up to
an additional 30 days per proposal
new text end. If the governor determines a need to extend the peacetime
emergency declaration beyond 30 days new text beginor beyond a peacetime emergency declaration
extended by up to 30 days by the legislature under this paragraph
new text endand the legislature is not
sitting in session, the governor must new text beginprovide at least three days' notice to the majority and
minority leaders in both houses of the legislature of the governor's intent to
new text endissue a call
immediately convening both houses of the legislature. Nothing in this section limits the
governor's authority over or command of the National Guard as described in the Military
Code, chapters 190 to 192A, and required by the Minnesota Constitution, article V, section
3.

new text begin (c) The governor shall not allow a peacetime emergency declaration to expire and declare
a new peacetime emergency for the same emergency in an effort to avoid obtaining legislative
approval for an extension of a peacetime emergency as provided under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (d) If a peacetime emergency declaration is in effect under this subdivision and the
governor determines the need to declare an additional, separate peacetime emergency in
response to a different event than the event for which the first emergency was declared, the
governor is not required to make an additional declaration under this subdivision for the
second peacetime emergency except for purposes of receiving federal aid under section
12.22. A second peacetime emergency declared under this paragraph shall be effective for
the duration of the first peacetime emergency declaration. An extension of either the first
or second peacetime emergency declaration, or both, under this paragraph is subject to
legislative approval as required in paragraph (b).
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. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 13.64, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Unofficial fiscal note.

(a) For purposes of this subdivision, "unofficial fiscal
note" means a fiscal note requested by or on behalf of a member of the legislature on draft
language for a bill that has not been introduced.new text begin Unofficial fiscal notes are public data unless
a classification under paragraph (b) applies.
new text end

(b) This paragraph applies if a request for an unofficial fiscal note is accompanied by a
directive from the requester that the data be classified under this deleted text beginparagraphdeleted text endnew text begin subdivisionnew text end.
Government data on the request, the bill draft, and the unofficial fiscal note are private data
on individuals or nonpublic data, deleted text beginprovideddeleted text endnew text begin exceptnew text end that the data are accessible to, and may
be disclosed by, the requester. If the new text beginproposed bill draft used to develop the new text endunofficial fiscal
note deleted text beginor an updated versiondeleted text end is subsequently deleted text beginused for an introduced bill, or any legislation,
including an amendment or a proposed bill, that any member of the legislature offers for
consideration by a legislative committee
deleted text endnew text begin introduced as a bill, included in an introduced bill,
offered as an amendment, or otherwise distributed at a public meeting or event, or if an
unofficial fiscal note is distributed at a public meeting or event
new text end, the fiscal note becomes
public data.

new text begin (c) An agency must not share data that is classified under this subdivision as nonpublic
data or private data on individuals with another agency without authorization from the bill
author, as obtained from the director of the Legislative Budget Office. This paragraph
supersedes any authorization to share data with the commissioner of management and budget
under section 15.08 or 16A.06, subdivision 7, or other applicable law.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 13.64, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Fiscal note data must be shared with Legislative Budget Office.

A head or
chief administrative officer of a department or agency of the state government, including
the supreme court, must provide data that are used to prepare a fiscal notenew text begin or for the
Legislative Budget Office to review the accuracy of fiscal notes on enacted legislation
new text end,
including data that are not public data under this section to the director of the Legislative
Budget Office upon the director's request and consistent with section 3.8853, subdivision
4
, unless there are federal laws or regulations that prohibit the provision of the not public
data for this purpose. The data must be supplied according to any standards and procedures
adopted under section 3.8853, subdivision 3, including any standards and procedures
governing timeliness. Notwithstanding section 13.05, subdivision 9, a responsible authority
may not require the Legislative Budget Office to pay a cost for supplying data requested
under this subdivision.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 14.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authority to adopt original rules restricted.

Each agency shall adopt,
amend, suspend, or repeal its rules in accordance with the procedures specified in sections
14.001 to 14.69, and only pursuant to new text beginspecific new text endauthority delegated by law and in full
compliance with its duties and obligations. If a law authorizing rules is repealed, the rules
adopted pursuant to that law are automatically repealed on the effective date of the law's
repeal unless there is another law authorizing the rules. Except as provided in deleted text beginsection 14.06deleted text endnew text begin
sections 14.388 and 14.3895
new text end, sections 14.001 to 14.69 shall not benew text begin specificnew text end authority for an
agency to adopt, amend, suspend, or repeal rules.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2021, and applies to rules adopted
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 14.389, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Option.

A law authorizing or requiring rules to be adopted under this section
may refer specifically to this subdivision. If the law contains a specific reference to this
subdivision, as opposed to a general reference to this section:

(1) the notice required in subdivision 2 must include a statement that a public hearing
will be held if deleted text begin100deleted text endnew text begin 25new text end or more people request a hearing. The request must be in the manner
specified in section 14.25; and

(2) if deleted text begin100deleted text endnew text begin 25new text end or more people submit a written request for a public hearing, the agency
may adopt the rule only after complying with all of the requirements of chapter 14 for rules
adopted after a public hearing.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2021, and applies to rules proposed
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 14.57, is amended to read:


14.57 INITIATION; DECISION; AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE.

(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 submitnew 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 572B.01
to 572B.31.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2021, and applies to contested
cases initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 15.01, is amended to read:


15.01 DEPARTMENTS OF THE STATE.

The following agencies are designated as the departments of the state government: the
Department of Administration; the Department of Agriculture; the Department of Commerce;
the Department of Corrections; the Department of Education; the Department of Employment
and Economic Development; the Department of Health; the Department of Human Rights;
new text begin the Department of Information Technology Services; new text endthe Department of Iron Range
Resources and Rehabilitation; the Department of Labor and Industry; the Department of
Management and Budget; the Department of Military Affairs; the Department of Natural
Resources; the Department of Public Safety; the Department of Human Services; the
Department of Revenue; the Department of Transportation; the Department of Veterans
Affairs; and their successor departments.

Sec. 29.

new text begin [15.4442] GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF STATE EMPLOYEE
LAYOFFS.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, if layoffs of employees of executive branch
state agencies are necessary due to an anticipated budget deficit, each executive branch state
agency must make personnel reductions so that economies of the state outside of the
metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, are not disproportionately
affected by the layoffs. "Executive branch state agency" has the meaning given in section
16A.011, subdivision 12a.
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 collective bargaining agreements entered into on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 30.

new text begin [15.761] SAVI PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program established. new text end

new text begin The state agency value initiative (SAVI) program
is established to encourage state agencies to identify cost-effective and efficiency measures
in agency programs and operations that result in cost savings for the state. All state agencies
not separately authorized to carry forward operating funds may participate in this program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Retained savings. new text end

new text begin (a) In order to encourage innovation and creative cost savings
by state employees, upon approval of the commissioner of management and budget, 50
percent of any appropriations for agency operations that remain unspent at the end of a
biennium because of unanticipated innovation, efficiencies, or creative cost-savings may
be carried forward and retained by the agency to fund specific agency proposals or projects.
Agencies choosing to spend retained savings funds must ensure that project expenditures
do not create future obligations beyond the amounts available from the retained savings.
The retained savings must be used only to fund projects that directly support the performance
of the agency's duties. This section does not restrict authority granted by other law to carry
forward money for a different period or for different purposes.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section supersedes any contrary provision of section 16A.28.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Review process. new text end

new text begin An agency may spend money for a project after:
new text end

new text begin (1) the agency has posted notice of spending for the proposed project on the agency
website for at least 30 days;
new text end

new text begin (2) the commissioner of management and budget has approved spending money from
the SAVI account for the project; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the commissioner has notified the Legislative Advisory Commission for its review
and comment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin SAVI-dedicated account. new text end

new text begin Each agency that participates in the SAVI program
shall have a SAVI-dedicated account in the special revenue fund, or other appropriate fund
as determined by the commissioner of management and budget, into which the agency's
savings are deposited. The agency will manage and review projects that are funded from
this account. Money in the account is appropriated to the participating agency for purposes
authorized by this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2022, and first applies to funds
to be carried forward from the biennium ending June 30, 2022, to the biennium beginning
July 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 31.

new text begin [16A.0465] LIMITING GROWTH IN STATE EMPLOYMENT BASED
ON STATE POPULATION.
new text end

new text begin The percentage growth of the total number of full-time equivalent positions employed
by all executive branch state agencies from one fiscal year to the next must not exceed the
percentage growth of the state population during the same time frame, as projected by the
state demographer. "Executive branch state agencies" as used in this section has the meaning
given for the same term in Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.011, subdivision 12a, and does
not include Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
new text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16A.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Audit of state's use of federal funds; annual appropriation. new text end

new text begin The
commissioner shall contract with a qualified auditor to conduct the annual audit required
by the United States Single Audit Act of 1984, Public Law 98-502, the Single Audit Act
Amendments of 1996, Public Law 104-156, and Title 2 United States Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR) Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and
Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). There is annually appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner an amount sufficient to pay the cost of the annual
audit. The cost of the audit shall be billed to the agencies audited during the subsequent
fiscal year. Amounts paid by state agencies shall be deposited to the general fund.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16A.152, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Additional revenues; priority.

(a) If on the basis of a forecast of general fund
revenues and expenditures, the commissioner of management and budget determines that
there will be a positive unrestricted budgetary general fund balance at the close of the
biennium, the commissioner of management and budget must allocate money to the following
accounts and purposes in priority order:

(1) the cash flow account established in subdivision 1 until that account reaches
$350,000,000;

(2) the budget reserve account established in subdivision 1a until that account reaches
$1,596,522,000;

(3) the amount necessary to increase the aid payment schedule for school district aids
and credits payments in section 127A.45 to not more than 90 percent rounded to the nearest
tenth of a percent without exceeding the amount available and with any remaining funds
deposited in the budget reserve;

(4) the amount necessary to restore all or a portion of the net aid reductions under section
127A.441 and to reduce the property tax revenue recognition shift under section 123B.75,
subdivision 5
, by the same amount;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (5) the clean water fund established in section 114D.50 until $22,000,000 has been
transferred into the fund; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end the amount necessary to increase the Minnesota 21st century fund by not more
than the difference between $5,000,000 and the sum of the amounts credited and canceled
to it in the previous 12 months under Laws 2020, chapter 71, article 1, section 11, until the
sum of all transfers under this section and all amounts credited or canceled under Laws
2020, chapter 71, article 1, section 11, equals $20,000,000.

(b) The amounts necessary to meet the requirements of this section are appropriated
from the general fund within two weeks after the forecast is released or, in the case of
transfers under paragraph (a), clauses (3) and (4), as necessary to meet the appropriations
schedules otherwise established in statute.

(c) The commissioner of management and budget shall certify the total dollar amount
of the reductions under paragraph (a), clauses (3) and (4), to the commissioner of education.
The commissioner of education shall increase the aid payment percentage and reduce the
property tax shift percentage by these amounts and apply those reductions to the current
fiscal year and thereafter.

(d) Paragraph (a), clause (5), expires after the entire amount of the transfer has been
made.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16A.28, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Lapse.

Any portion of any appropriation not carried forward and remaining
unexpended and unencumbered at the close of a fiscal year lapses to the fund from which
it was originally appropriated. new text beginExcept as provided in section 15.761, new text endany appropriation
amounts not carried forward and remaining unexpended and unencumbered at the close of
a biennium lapse to the fund from which the appropriation was made.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 35.

new text begin [16A.401] VIRTUAL PAYMENTS AUTHORIZED.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Virtual payments. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may establish a program to issue
virtual payments from the state treasury. Any rebate to the state generated by the program
must be deposited in the general fund unless retained under subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Rebates. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding subdivision 1, rebates attributable to expenditures
in funds established in the state constitution or protected by federal law must be returned
to the account from which the expenditure originated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Rebates retained. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may retain a portion of rebates for the
administration of this section. Money retained under this subdivision must be deposited in
an account in the special revenue fund and is appropriated to the commissioner for the
purposes of this section.
new text end

Sec. 36.

new text begin [16A.728] STADIUM PAYOFF FUND.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Creation of fund. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget shall
establish the stadium payoff fund in the state treasury.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Payoff supplement transfer. new text end

new text begin (a) If on the basis of a final closing balance for
the general fund for a fiscal year the amount of the general reserve account under section
297E.021, subdivision 4, exceeds the greater of the stadium-related expenses under section
297E.021, subdivision 3, clause (1), or $44,000,000, the commissioner shall certify a payoff
supplement in the general reserve account. The payoff supplement is equal to the difference
between the general reserve account at the final closing of a fiscal year and the greater of
the stadium-related expenses, or $44,000,000.
new text end

new text begin (b) By October 1 of each year, the commissioner shall transfer the payoff supplement
computed under paragraph (a) to the stadium payoff fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Use of fund. new text end

new text begin (a) After the date that the appropriation bonds under section
16A.695 become callable, the commissioner must use the amount in the fund to redeem or
defease outstanding debt for the stadium appropriation bonds under section 16A.965, to the
extent permitted by the bond contract. The money in the fund is appropriated only for this
purpose. Notwithstanding sections 16A.66 and 16A.965, refunding bonds issued after
redeeming outstanding debt for the stadium authorized under section 473J.03, subdivision
8, using funds from the stadium payoff fund may be issued without regard to whether the
interest to be paid on the bonds is includable in gross income for federal tax purposes.
new text end

new text begin (b) After receiving the written approval of a majority of the senate members and a
majority of the house members of the Legislative Advisory Commission, the commissioner
may transfer balances in the stadium payoff fund to the general fund to offset a shortfall in
revenue collected under section 297A.994.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By October 15, 2021, and each year thereafter, the commissioner of
management and budget must analyze and report to the legislature about the use of the
money in the stadium payoff fund, and the amount of the actual and projected payoff balance
transfers from the general reserve account. The report should also analyze when the money
in the stadium payoff fund will be used to redeem or defease the outstanding debt on the
stadium appropriation bonds under section 16A.965. The report must be provided to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives Committee on Ways
and Means and Taxes Committee, and the chairs and ranking minority members of the
senate Finance Committee and Taxes Committee.
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. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16B.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Operation and maintenance of buildings.

The commissioner is
authorized to maintain and operate the State Capitol building and grounds, subject to whatever
standards and policies are set for its appearance and cleanliness by the Capitol Area
Architectural and Planning Board and the commissioner under section 15B.15, subdivision
2
, and all other buildings, cafeterias, and grounds in state-owned buildings in the Capitol
Area under section 15B.02, the state Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension building in St. Paul, deleted text beginthe state Department of Health building in Minneapolis,
321 Grove Street buildings
deleted text endnew text begin 603 Pine Street buildingnew text end in St. Paul,new text begin Fleet and Surplus Services
building in Arden Hills, Ely Revenue building,
new text end any other properties acquired by the
Department of Administration, and, when the commissioner considers it advisable and
practicable, any other building or premises owned or rented by the state for the use of a
state agency. The commissioner shall assign and reassign office space in the Capitol and
state buildings to make an equitable division of available space among agencies. The
commissioner shall regularly update the long-range strategic plan for locating agencies and
shall follow the plan in assigning and reassigning space to agencies. The plan must include
locational and urban design criteria, a cost-analysis method to be used in weighing state
ownership against leasing of space in specific instances, and a transportation management
plan. If the commissioner determines that a deviation from the plan is necessary or desirable
in a specific instance, the commissioner shall provide the legislature with a timely written
explanation of the reasons for the deviation. The power granted in this subdivision does not
apply to state hospitals or to educational, penal, correctional, or other institutions not
enumerated in this subdivision the control of which is vested by law in some other agency.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16B.24, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Electric vehicle charging. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall require that a user of a
charging station located on the State Capitol complex used to charge a private electric
vehicle pay an electric service fee. The commissioner shall set the electric service fee rate
to cover electricity costs for charging an electric vehicle, depreciation for the charging
station, and the administrative costs associated with providing electric charging stations.
new text end

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16B.281, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Notice to agencies; determination of surplus.

The commissioner of
administration shall send written notice to all state departments, agencies, and the University
of Minnesota describing any lands or tracts that may be declared surplus. new text beginFor any property
designated as a historic place under section 138.664 or a historic site under section 138.662,
the commissioner must send written notice to the State Historic Preservation Office describing
any lands or tracts that may be declared surplus.
new text endIf a department or agency or the University
of Minnesota desires custody of the lands or tracts, it shall submit a written request to the
commissioner, no later than four calendar weeks after mailing of the notice, setting forth
in detail its reasons for desiring to acquire and its intended use of the land or tract. The
commissioner shall then determine whether any of the lands described should be declared
surplus and offered for sale or otherwise disposed of by transferring custodial control to
other requesting state departments or agencies or to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for educational purposes, provided however that transfer to the Board of
Regents shall not be determinative of tax exemption or immunity. If the commissioner
determines that any of the lands are no longer needed for state purposes, the commissioner
shall make findings of fact, describe the lands, declare the lands to be surplus state land,
and state the reasons for the sale or disposition of the lands.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16B.281, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Maintenance of land before sale.

The state department or agency holding
custodial control shall maintain the state-owned lands until the lands are sold or otherwise
disposed of as provided for in sections 16B.281 to 16B.287.new text begin State-owned land designated
as a historic place under section 138.664 or a historic site under section 138.662 must not
be disposed of without specific authorization in law.
new text end

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16B.2975, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Canine management. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may give and convey to a canine's
handler the state's entirety of the right, title, interest, and estate in and to a canine who is
retired from service, with whom the handler trained and worked while the canine was in
service to the state. The handler is solely responsible for all future expenses related to the
retired canine.
new text end

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16B.48, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Purpose of funds.

Money in the state treasury credited to the general services
revolving fund and money that is deposited in the fund is appropriated annually to the
commissioner for the following purposes:

(1) to operate the central mailing service, including purchasing postage and related items
and refunding postage deposits;

(2) to operate a documents service as prescribed by section 16B.51;

(3) to provide services for the maintenance, operation, and upkeep of buildings and
grounds managed by the commissioner of administration;

deleted text begin (4) to operate a materials handling service, including interagency mail and product
delivery, solid waste removal, courier service, equipment rental, and vehicle and equipment
maintenance;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end to provide analytical, statistical, and organizational development services to state
agencies, local units of government, metropolitan and regional agencies, and school districts;new text begin
and
new text end

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end to perform services for any other agency. Money may be expended for this purpose
only when directed by the governor. The agency receiving the services shall reimburse the
fund for their cost, and the commissioner shall make the appropriate transfers when requested.
The term "services" as used in this clause means compensation paid officers and employees
of the state government; supplies, materials, equipment, and other articles and things used
by or furnished to an agency; and utility services and other services for the maintenance,
operation, and upkeep of buildings and offices of the state governmentdeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (7) to operate a state recycling center.
deleted text end

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16B.54, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Motor pools.

The commissioner shall manage a central motor pool of
passenger motor vehicles and trucks used by state agencies with principal offices in the city
of St. Paul and may provide for branch central motor pools at other places within the state.
For purposes of this section, (1) "agencies" includes the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities, deleted text beginanddeleted text end (2) new text begin"passenger motor vehicle" means on-road vehicle capable of transporting
people, and (3)
new text end"truck" means a pickup or panel truck up to one ton carrying capacity.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16B.54, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Vehicles.

(a) The commissioner may direct an agency to make a transfer of a
passenger motor vehicle or truck currently assigned to it. The transfer must be made to the
commissioner for use in the central motor pool. The commissioner shall reimburse an agency
whose motor vehicles have been paid for with funds dedicated by the constitution for a
special purpose and which are assigned to the central motor pool. The amount of
reimbursement for a motor vehicle is its average wholesale price as determined from the
midwest edition of the National Automobile Dealers Association official used car guide.

(b) To the extent that funds are available for the purpose, the commissioner may purchase
or otherwise acquire additional passenger motor vehicles and trucks necessary for the central
motor pool. The title to all motor vehicles assigned to or purchased or acquired for the
central motor pool is in the name of the Department of Administration.

(c) On the request of an agency, the commissioner may transfer to the central motor
pool any passenger motor vehicle or truck for the purpose of disposing of it. The department
or agency transferring the vehicle or truck must be paid for it from the motor pool revolving
account established by this section in an amount equal to two-thirds of the average wholesale
price of the vehicle or truck as determined from the midwest edition of the National
Automobile Dealers Association official used car guide.

(d) The commissioner shall provide for the uniform marking of all motor vehicles. Motor
vehicle colors must be selected from the regular color chart provided by the manufacturer
each year. The commissioner may further provide for the use of motor vehicles without
marking by:

(1) the governor;

(2) the lieutenant governor;

(3) the Division of Criminal Apprehension, the Division of Alcohol and Gambling
Enforcement, and arson investigators of the Division of Fire Marshal in the Department of
Public Safety;

(4) the Financial Institutions Division and investigative staff of the Department of
Commerce;

(5) the Division of Disease Prevention and Control of the Department of Health;

(6) the State Lottery;

(7) criminal investigators of the Department of Revenue;

(8) state-owned community service facilities in the Department of Human Services;

(9) the Office of the Attorney General; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(10) the investigative staff of the Gambling Control Boarddeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (11) the Department of Corrections inmate community work crew program under section
352.91, subdivision 3g.
new text end

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16E.01, is amended to read:


16E.01 deleted text beginOFFICE OF MN.ITdeleted text endnew text begin MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
new text end SERVICES.

Subdivision 1.

Creation; chief information officer.

The deleted text beginOffice of MN.ITdeleted text endnew text begin Minnesota
Department of Information Technology Services, which may also be known as Minnesota
Information Technology Services or Minnesota IT
new text end Services, referred to in this chapter as
the deleted text begin"office,"deleted text endnew text begin "department,"new text end is an agency in the executive branch headed by a commissioner,
who also is the deleted text beginstatedeleted text end chief information officer. The appointment of the commissioner is
subject to the advice and consent of the senate under section 15.066.

Subd. 1a.

Responsibilities.

The deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end shall provide oversight, leadership,
and direction for information and telecommunications technology policy and the
management, delivery, accessibility, and security of new text beginexecutive branch new text endinformation and
telecommunications technology systems and services in Minnesota. The deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end
shall manage strategic investments in information and telecommunications technology
systems and services deleted text beginto encourage the development of a technically literate society,deleted text end to ensure
sufficient access to and efficient delivery of accessible government services, and to maximize
benefits for the state government as an enterprise.

Subd. 2.

Discretionary powers.

The deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end may:

(1) enter into contracts for goods or services with public or private organizations and
charge fees for services it provides;

(2) apply for, receive, and expend money from public agencies;

(3) apply for, accept, and disburse grants and other aids from the federal government
and other public or private sources;

(4) enter into contracts with agencies of the federal government, local governmental
units, the University of Minnesota and other educational institutions, and private persons
and other nongovernmental organizations as necessary to perform its statutory duties;

(5) sponsor and conduct conferences and studies, collect and disseminate information,
and issue reports relating to information and communications technology issues;

(6) review the technology infrastructure of regions of the state and cooperate with and
make recommendations to the governor, legislature, state agencies, local governments, local
technology development agencies, the federal government, private businesses, and individuals
for the realization of information and communications technology infrastructure development
potential;

(7) sponsor, support, and facilitate innovative and collaborative economic and community
development and government services projects, including technology initiatives related to
culture and the arts, with public and private organizations; and

(8) review and recommend alternative sourcing strategies for state information and
communications systems.

Subd. 3.

Duties.

(a) The deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end shall:

(1) manage the efficient and effective use of available federal, state, local, and
public-private resources to develop statewide information and telecommunications technology
systems and services and its infrastructure;

(2) approve state agency and intergovernmental information and telecommunications
technology systems and services development efforts involving state or intergovernmental
funding, including federal funding, provide information to the legislature regarding projects
reviewed, and recommend projects for inclusion in the governor's budget under section
16A.11;

(3) deleted text beginensuredeleted text endnew text begin promotenew text end cooperation and collaboration among state and local governments
in developing intergovernmental information and telecommunications technology systems
and servicesdeleted text begin, and define the structure and responsibilities of a representative governance
structure
deleted text end;

(4) cooperate and collaborate with the legislative and judicial branches in the development
of information and communications systems in those branchesnew text begin, as requestednew text end;

(5) continue the development of North Star, the state's official comprehensive online
service and information initiative;

deleted text begin (6) promote and collaborate with the state's agencies in the state's transition to an
effectively competitive telecommunications market;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7) collaborate with entities carrying out education and lifelong learning initiatives to
assist Minnesotans in developing technical literacy and obtaining access to ongoing learning
resources;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end promote and coordinate public information access and network initiatives,
consistent with chapter 13, to connect Minnesota's citizens and communities to each other,
to their governments, and to the world;

deleted text begin (9) promote and coordinate electronic commerce initiatives to ensure that Minnesota
businesses and citizens can successfully compete in the global economy;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end manage and promote the regular and periodic reinvestment in the information
and telecommunications technology systems and services infrastructure so that state and
local government agencies can effectively and efficiently serve their customers;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end facilitate the cooperative development of and ensure compliance with standards
and policies for information and telecommunications technology systems and services,
electronic data practices and privacydeleted text begin, and electronic commerce among international, national,
state, and local public and private organizations
deleted text endnew text begin within the executive branchnew text end;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end eliminate unnecessary duplication of existing information and
telecommunications technology systems and services provided by state agencies;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end identify, sponsor, develop, and execute shared information and
telecommunications technology projects and ongoing operations;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end ensure overall security of the state's information and technology systems and
services; and

deleted text begin (15)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end manage and direct compliance with accessibility standards for informational
technology, including hardware, software, websites, online forms, and online surveys.

(b) The chief information officer, in consultation with the commissioner of management
and budget, must determine when it is cost-effective for agencies to develop and use shared
information and telecommunications technology systems and services for the delivery of
electronic government services. The chief information officer may require agencies to use
shared information and telecommunications technology systems and services. The chief
information officer shall establish reimbursement rates in cooperation with the commissioner
of management and budget to be billed to agencies and other governmental entities sufficient
to cover the actual development, operating, maintenance, and administrative costs of the
shared systems. The methodology for billing may include the use of interagency agreements,
or other means as allowed by law.

(c) A state agency that has an information and telecommunications technology project
deleted text begin with a total expected project cost of more than $1,000,000deleted text end, whether funded as part of the
biennial budget or by any other means, shall register with the deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end by submitting
basic project startup documentation, as specified by the chief information officer in both
format and contentdeleted text begin, before any project funding is requested or committed and before the
project commences
deleted text end. State agency project leaders must demonstrate that the project will be
properly managed, provide updates to the project documentation as changes are proposed,
and regularly report on the current status of the project on a schedule agreed to with the
chief information officer.new text begin The chief information officer has the authority to define a project
for the purposes of this chapter.
new text end

(d) The chief information officer shall monitor progress on any active information and
telecommunications technology project with a total expected project cost of more than
$5,000,000 and report on the performance of the project in comparison with the plans for
the project in terms of time, scope, and budget. The chief information officer may conduct
an independent project audit of the project. The audit analysis and evaluation of the projects
subject to paragraph (c) must be presented to agency executive sponsors, the project
governance bodies, and the chief information officer. All reports and responses must become
part of the project record.

(e) For any active information and telecommunications technology project with a total
expected project cost of more than $10,000,000, the state agency must perform an annual
independent audit that conforms to published project audit principles deleted text beginpromulgateddeleted text endnew text begin adoptednew text end
by the deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end.

(f) The chief information officer shall report by January 15 of each year to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over the deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end regarding projects the deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end has reviewed under
paragraph (a), clause deleted text begin(13)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end. The report must include the reasons for the determinations
made in the review of each project and a description of its current status.

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16E.016, is amended to read:


16E.016 RESPONSIBILITY FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
AND EQUIPMENT.

(a) The chief information officer is responsible for providing or entering into managed
services contracts for the provision, improvement, and development of the following
information technology systems and services to state agencies:

(1) state data centers;

(2) mainframes including system software;

(3) servers including system software;

(4) desktops including system software;

(5) laptop computers including system software;

(6) a data network including system software;

(7) database, electronic mail, office systems, reporting, and other standard software
tools;

(8) business application software and related technical support services;

(9) help desk for the components listed in clauses (1) to (8);

(10) maintenance, problem resolution, and break-fix for the components listed in clauses
(1) to (8);

(11) regular upgrades and replacement for the components listed in clauses (1) to (8);
and

(12) network-connected output devices.

(b) All state agency employees whose work primarily involves functions specified in
paragraph (a) are employees of the deleted text beginOffice of MN.IT Servicesdeleted text endnew text begin Minnesota Department of
Information Technology Services
new text end. This includes employees who directly perform the
functions in paragraph (a), as well as employees whose work primarily involves managing,
supervising, or providing administrative services or support services to employees who
directly perform these functions. The chief information officer may assign employees of
the deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end to perform work exclusively for another state agency.

(c) Subject to sections 16C.08 and 16C.09, the chief information officer may allow a
state agency to obtain services specified in paragraph (a) through a contract with an outside
vendor when the chief information officer and the agency head agree that a contract would
provide best value, as defined in section 16C.02, under the service-level agreement. The
chief information officer must require that agency contracts with outside vendors ensure
that systems and services are compatible with standards established by the deleted text beginOffice of MN.ITdeleted text end
new text begin Minnesota Department of Information Technologynew text end Services.

(d) The Minnesota State Retirement System, the Public Employees Retirement
Association, the Teachers Retirement Association, the State Board of Investment, the
Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, the State Lottery, and the Statewide Radio
Board are not state agencies for purposes of this section.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16E.02, is amended to read:


16E.02 deleted text beginOFFICE OF MN.ITdeleted text endnew text begin MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
new text end SERVICES; STRUCTURE AND PERSONNEL.

Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginOfficedeleted text endnew text begin Departmentnew text end management and structure.

(a) The chief
information officer is appointed by the governor. The chief information officer serves in
the unclassified service at the pleasure of the governor. The chief information officer must
have experience leading enterprise-level information technology organizations. The chief
information officer is the state's chief information officer and information and
telecommunications technology deleted text beginadvisordeleted text endnew text begin advisernew text end to the governor.

(b) The chief information officer may appoint other employees of the deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end.
deleted text begin Thedeleted text end Staff of the deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end must include individuals knowledgeable in information
and telecommunications technology systems and services and individuals with specialized
training in information security and accessibility.

deleted text begin (c) The chief information officer may appoint a webmaster responsible for the supervision
and development of state websites under the control of the office. The webmaster, if
appointed, shall ensure that these websites are maintained in an easily accessible format
that is consistent throughout state government and are consistent with the accessibility
standards developed under section 16E.03, subdivision 9. The webmaster, if appointed,
shall provide assistance and guidance consistent with the requirements of this paragraph to
other state agencies for the maintenance of other websites not under the direct control of
the office.
deleted text end

Subd. 1a.

Accountability.

The chief information officer reports to the governor. The
chief information officer must consult regularly with deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin executive branch agencynew text end
commissioners deleted text beginof administration, management and budget, human services, revenue, and
other commissioners as designated by the governor,
deleted text end on technology projects, standards, and
services as well as management of resources and staff utilization.

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16E.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms
have the meanings given them.

(b) "Information and telecommunications technology systems and services" means all
computing and telecommunications hardware and software, the activities undertaken to
secure that hardware and software, and the activities undertaken to acquire, transport, process,
analyze, store, and disseminate information electronically. "Information and
telecommunications technology systems and services" includes all proposed expenditures
for computing and telecommunications hardware and software, security for that hardware
and software, and related consulting or other professional services.

deleted text begin (c) "Information and telecommunications technology project" means an effort to acquire
or produce information and telecommunications technology systems and services.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end "Telecommunications" means voice, video, and data electronic transmissions
transported by wire, wireless, fiber-optic, radio, or other available transport technology.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end "Cyber security" means the protection of data and systems in networks connected
to the Internet.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end "State agency" means an agency in the executive branch of state government and
includes the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, but does not include the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities unless specifically provided elsewhere in this chapter.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end "Total expected project cost" includes direct staff costs, all supplemental contract
staff and vendor costs, and costs of hardware and software development or purchase.
Breaking a project into several phases does not affect the cost threshold, which must be
computed based on the full cost of all phases.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end "Cloud computing" has the meaning described by the National Institute of
Standards and Technology of the United States Department of Commerce in special
publication 800-145, September 2011.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16E.03, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Chief information officer's responsibility.

The chief information officer shall:

(1) design a master plan for information and telecommunications technology systems
and services in the state deleted text beginand its political subdivisionsdeleted text end and shall report on the plan to the
governor and legislature at the beginning of each regular session;

(2) coordinate, review, and approve all information and telecommunications technology
projects and oversee the state's information and telecommunications technology systems
and services;

(3) establish and enforce compliance with standards for information and
telecommunications technology systems and services that are cost-effective and support
open systems environments and that are compatible with state, national, and international
standards, including accessibility standards;

(4) maintain a library of systems and programs developed by the state deleted text beginand its political
subdivisions
deleted text end for use by agencies of government;

(5) direct and manage the shared operations of the state's information and
telecommunications technology systems and services; and

(6) establish and enforce standards and ensure acquisition of hardware and software
necessary to protect data and systems in state agency networks connected to the Internet.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16E.03, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Evaluation and approval.

A state agency may not undertake an information
and telecommunications technology project until it has been evaluated according to the
procedures developed under subdivision 4. The chief information officer new text beginor delegate new text endshall
give written approval of the proposed project. deleted text beginWhen notified by the chief information officer
that a project has not been approved, the commissioner of management and budget shall
cancel the unencumbered balance of any appropriation allotted for the project.
deleted text end

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16E.03, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

System development methods.

The chief information officer shall establish
and, as necessary, update and modify methods for developing information and
communications systems appropriate to the specific needs of individual state agencies. The
development methods shall be used to define the design, programming, and implementation
of systems. deleted text beginThe development methods must also enable and require a data processing system
to be defined in terms of its computer programs, input requirements, output formats,
administrative procedures, and processing frequencies.
deleted text end

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16E.036, is amended to read:


16E.036 ADVISORY deleted text beginCOMMITTEEdeleted text endnew text begin COUNCILnew text end.

(a) The Technology Advisory deleted text beginCommitteedeleted text end new text beginCouncil new text endis created to advise the new text begingovernor,
executive branch, and the state
new text endchief information officer. The deleted text begincommittee consists ofdeleted text endnew text begin council
shall consist of 15 voting members. The governor shall appoint
new text end six members deleted text beginappointed by
the governor
deleted text end who are individuals actively involved in business planning for state executive
branch agencies, one county member designated by the Association of Minnesota Counties,
one member appointed by the governor as a representative of a union that represents state
information technology employees, and one member appointed by the governor to represent
private businesses.new text begin The governor shall also select six additional members with private-sector
or public-sector IT experience or experience in academia pertaining to IT. The council shall
have the following four ex officio nonvoting members:
new text end

new text begin (1) a member of the house of representatives selected by the speaker of the house;
new text end

new text begin (2) a member of the house of representatives selected by the minority leader of the house
of representatives;
new text end

new text begin (3) a member of the senate selected by the majority leader of the senate; and
new text end

new text begin (4) a member of the senate selected by the minority leader of the senate.
new text end

new text begin The governor shall designate one of the 15 voting members to serve as the council's chair.
new text end

(b) Membership terms, removal of members, and filling of vacancies are as provided in
section 15.059. Members do not receive compensation or reimbursement for expenses.

(c) The deleted text begincommittee shall select a chair from its members. Thedeleted text end chief information officer
shall provide administrative support to the deleted text begincommitteedeleted text endnew text begin councilnew text end.

(d) The deleted text begincommitteedeleted text endnew text begin councilnew text end shall advise the chief information officer on:

(1) development and implementation of the state information technology strategic plan;

(2) critical information technology initiatives for the state;

(3) standards for state information architecture;

(4) identification of business and technical needs of state agencies;

(5) strategic information technology portfolio management, project prioritization, and
investment decisions;

(6) the deleted text beginoffice'sdeleted text endnew text begin department'snew text end performance measures and fees for service agreements with
executive branch agencies;

(7) management of the state MN.IT services revolving fund; and

(8) the efficient and effective operation of the deleted text beginofficedeleted text end new text begindepartmentnew text end.

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16E.04, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Risk assessment and mitigation.

(a) A risk assessment and risk mitigation
plan are required for all information systems development projects undertaken by a state
agency in the executive or judicial branch or by a constitutional officer. The chief information
officer must contract with an entity outside of state government to conduct the initial
assessment and prepare the mitigation plan for a project estimated to cost more than
$5,000,000. The outside entity conducting the risk assessment and preparing the mitigation
plan must not have any other direct or indirect financial interest in the project. The risk
assessment and risk mitigation plan must provide for periodic monitoring by the
commissioner until the project is completed.

(b) The risk assessment and risk mitigation plan must be paid for with money appropriated
for the information and telecommunications technology project. deleted text beginThe chief information
officer must notify the commissioner of management and budget when work has begun on
a project and must identify the proposed budget for the project. The commissioner of
management and budget shall ensure that no more than ten percent of the proposed budget
be spent on the project, other than the money spent on the risk assessment and risk mitigation
plan, is spent until the risk assessment and mitigation plan are reported to the chief
information officer and the chief information officer has approved the risk mitigation plan.
deleted text end

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16E.0465, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Required review and approval.

(a) A state agency receiving an appropriation
for an information and telecommunications technology project subject to this section must
divide the project into phases.

(b) deleted text beginThe commissioner of management and budget may not authorize thedeleted text end new text beginAn new text endencumbrance
or expenditure deleted text beginof an appropriation of state funds to a state agencydeleted text end new text beginmay not be made new text endfor any
phase of a new text beginstate agency information and telecommunications technology new text endprojectdeleted text begin, device, or
system
deleted text end subject to this section unless the deleted text beginOffice of MN.ITdeleted text endnew text begin Minnesota Department of
Information Technology
new text end Services has reviewed each phase of the projectdeleted text begin, device, or system,deleted text end
and based on this review, the chief information officer has determined for each phase that:

(1) the project is compatible with the state information architecture and other policies
and standards established by the chief information officer;

(2) the agency is able to accomplish the goals of the phase of the project with the funds
appropriated; and

(3) the project supports the enterprise information technology strategy.

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16E.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Duties.

The deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end, in consultation with interested persons,
shalldeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) coordinate statewide efforts by units of state and local government to plan for and
develop a system for providing access to government services; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end explore ways and means to improve citizen and business access to public services,
including implementation of technological improvements.

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16E.07, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Private entity services; fee authority.

(a) The deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end may enter
into a contract with a private entity to manage, maintain, support, and expand North Star
and online government information services to citizens and businesses.

(b) A contract established under paragraph (a) may provide for compensation of the
private entity through a fee established under paragraph (c).

(c) The deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end, subject to the approval of the agency or deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end
responsible for the data or services involved in the transaction, may charge and may authorize
a private entity that enters into a contract under paragraph (a) to charge a convenience fee
for users of North Star and online government information services up to a total of $2 per
transaction, provided that no fee shall be charged for viewing or inspecting data. deleted text beginThe office
shall consider the recommendation of the E-Government Advisory Council under section
16E.071 in setting the convenience fee.
deleted text end A fee established under this paragraph is in addition
to any fees or surcharges authorized under other law.

(d) Receipts from the convenience fee shall be deposited in the North Star account
established in subdivision 7. Notwithstanding section 16A.1285, subdivision 2, receipts
credited to the account are appropriated to the deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end for payment to the contracted
private entity under paragraph (a). In lieu of depositing the receipts in the North Star account,
the deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end can directly transfer the receipts to the private entity or allow the
private entity to retain the receipts pursuant to a contract established under this subdivision.

(e) The deleted text beginofficedeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of
the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over state government
finance by January 15 of each odd-numbered year regarding the convenience fee receipts
and the status of North Star projects and online government information services developed
and supported by convenience fee receipts.

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16E.21, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Charges.

new text begin(a) new text endUpon agreement of the participating agency, the deleted text beginOffice of MN.ITdeleted text endnew text begin
Minnesota Department of Information Technology
new text end Services may collect a charge or receive
a fund transfer under section 16E.0466 for purchases of information and telecommunications
technology systems and services by state agencies and other governmental entities through
state contracts for purposes described in subdivision 1. Charges collected under this section
must be credited to the information and telecommunications technology systems and services
account.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding section 16A.28, subdivision 3, any unexpended operating balance
appropriated to a state agency may be transferred to the information and telecommunications
technology systems and services account for the information technology cost of a specific
project, subject to the review of the Legislative Advisory Commission under section 16E.21,
subdivision 3
.
new text end

Sec. 58.

new text begin [43A.3165] PROCUREMENT OF A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER
AND A PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY VENDOR.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Market check" means a technology-driven evaluation of prescription drug pricing
based on benchmarks derived from reverse auction processes conducted in the United States
over the immediately preceding 12 months.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Pharmacy benefit management services" means:
new text end

new text begin (1) the procurement of prescription drugs at a negotiated rate for dispensation within
the State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) to enrollees;
new text end

new text begin (2) the administration and management of the prescription drug benefit under SEGIP;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) any of the following services provided with regard to the administration and
management of the prescription drug benefit, including:
new text end

new text begin (i) mail service pharmacy;
new text end

new text begin (ii) claims processing, retail network management, and payment of claims to pharmacies
for prescription drugs dispensed to enrollees;
new text end

new text begin (iii) supplemental rebate contracting and administration;
new text end

new text begin (iv) patient compliance, therapeutic intervention, and generic substitution programs; or
new text end

new text begin (v) disease management programs.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Pharmacy benefit manager" has the meaning given in section 62W.02, subdivision
15, paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (e) "Price" means the projected cost of a bid for providing pharmacy benefit management
services over the duration of the contract.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Reverse auction" means an automated bidding process conducted online that starts
with an opening price and allows qualified bidders to counteroffer a lower price for multiple
rounds of bidding.
new text end

new text begin (g) "SEGIP" is the State Employees Group Insurance Program under section 43A.316,
provided to participants eligible under section 43A.24.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Purpose. new text end

new text begin The purpose of this section is to optimize prescription drug savings
in SEGIP through:
new text end

new text begin (1) contracting with a pharmacy benefit manager to manage and administer the
prescription drug benefit for SEGIP;
new text end

new text begin (2) the adoption of a reverse auction process for the selection of a pharmacy benefit
manager;
new text end

new text begin (3) providing a process for the electronic review and validation of pharmacy benefit
manager claims invoices for the purpose of reconciling pharmacy bills;
new text end

new text begin (4) market checks of the pharmacy benefit manager's prescription drug pricing; and
new text end

new text begin (5) limiting independent pharmacies from unsustainable reimbursement practices.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Procurement of a pharmacy benefit manager. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding any law
to the contrary, the commissioner of management and budget shall procure a contract for
the services of a pharmacy benefit manager to administer the prescription drug benefit and
pharmacy benefit management services for SEGIP participants, effective January 1, 2023.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall conduct a reverse auction as described in this section to
select the pharmacy benefit manager.
new text end

new text begin (c) In consultation with the technology platform vendor selected under subdivision 4
and any recommendations offered by the Formulary Committee under section 256B.0625,
subdivision 13c, the commissioner shall specify the terms of a participant bidding agreement
that all bidders must accept as a prerequisite for participation in the reverse auction process,
including:
new text end

new text begin (1) common definitions;
new text end

new text begin (2) prescription drug classifications;
new text end

new text begin (3) retail pricing rules, including maximum allowable cost price lists and dispensing
fees; and
new text end

new text begin (4) any other contract terms the commissioner deems necessary to further the purpose
of this section as specified under subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (d) A pharmacy benefit manager that submits a bid under this subdivision must provide
the commissioner access to complete pharmacy claims data necessary for the commissioner
to conduct the reverse auction and to carry out administrative and management duties.
new text end

new text begin (e) The terms of any contract entered into under this subdivision shall not be modified
by the pharmacy benefit manager except with the approval of the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (f) The commissioner may structure the contract awarded under this subdivision to pay
the cost of the technology platform and the associated professional services contracted for
under this subdivision by assessing a per-prescription fee to be paid directly by the pharmacy
benefit manager to the technology platform vendor.
new text end

new text begin (g) The commissioner must perform annual market checks on pharmacy benefit manager
services performed by the pharmacy benefit manager during the term of the contract. A
market check performed under this paragraph may include an evaluation of the effect of
alternative drug pricing metrics, such as the national average drug acquisition cost and
average wholesale price, on the cost of prescription drugs and savings to the state.
new text end

new text begin (h) The commissioner shall make regular, periodic payment of invoices within the time
periods specified in the contract based on the automated adjudication of invoiced claims
using the technology platform to validate that claims payments comply with the terms of
the contract.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Technology platform vendor. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding section 16C.08, at least
three months before the reverse auction process is scheduled to be completed, the
commissioner shall procure through a competitive bidding process a contract with a
professional services vendor for a technology platform and any associated professional
services necessary to operate the platform to:
new text end

new text begin (1) evaluate the qualifications of prospective pharmacy benefit manager bidders for the
pharmacy benefit manager procurement;
new text end

new text begin (2) automatically adjudicate prescription drug claims; and
new text end

new text begin (3) collect data on pharmacy reimbursement.
new text end

new text begin (b) The platform procured under paragraph (a) must have the capability to:
new text end

new text begin (1) host and conduct an online automated reverse auction:
new text end

new text begin (i) using a software application and high-performance data infrastructure to intake,
cleanse, and normalize pharmacy benefit manager data; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) with development methods and information security standards that have been validated
by receiving Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) and National Institute of Standards
and Technology certification;
new text end

new text begin (2) automate repricing of diverse and complex pharmacy benefit manager prescription
drug pricing proposals to enable direct comparisons of the price of bids using all annual
claims data available for the medical assistance program using code-based classification or
prescription drugs from nationally accepted drug sources;
new text end

new text begin (3) simultaneously evaluate, within one hour, diverse and complex multiple proposals
from full-service pharmacy benefit managers, including average wholesale price (AWP),
guaranteed net cost, and National Average Drug Acquisition Cost (NADAC) pricing models,
as well as proposals from pharmacy benefit administrators and specialty drug and rebate
carve-out service providers;
new text end

new text begin (4) produce an automated report and analysis of bids, including ranking of bids on the
comparative costs and qualitative aspects of the costs within one hour after the close of each
round of reverse auction bidding; and
new text end

new text begin (5) after the close of the reverse auction process, perform an electronic, line-by-line,
claim-by-claim review of all invoiced pharmacy benefit manager claims within one hour
of receipt that allows for an online comparison of pharmacy benefit manager invoices, an
audit of other services provided by the pharmacy benefit manager services, and identifies
all deviations from the specific terms of the services contract resulting from the reverse
auction.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall not award the platform technology vendor contract under
this subdivision to:
new text end

new text begin (1) a pharmacy benefit manager;
new text end

new text begin (2) a subsidiary or affiliate of a pharmacy benefit manager; or
new text end

new text begin (3) a vendor that is managed by a pharmacy benefit manager or receives, directly or
indirectly, remuneration from a pharmacy benefit manager for aggregating clients into a
contractual relationship with a pharmacy benefit manager.
new text end

new text begin (d) The vendor that is awarded the contract under this subdivision must not subcontract
any part of the reverse auction process or the review described under paragraph (b), clause
(5).
new text end

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.057, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Compliance with federal law.

The commissioner shall take any action
necessary to comply with the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, United States Code,
title 16, sections 669 to 669i, and the Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act, United States
Code, title 16, sections 777 to 777k. Notwithstanding deleted text beginsection 16E.145 ordeleted text end any deleted text beginotherdeleted text end law to
the contrary, an appropriation for an information or telecommunications technology project
from the game and fish fund, as established in section 97A.055, must be made to the
commissioner. Any assets acquired with or expenditures made from the game and fish fund
must remain under control of the commissioner.

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.081, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Department of Administration as agency to accept federal funds.

The
Department of Administration is hereby designated the state agency with power to accept
any and all money provided for or made available to this state by the United States of
America or any department or agency thereof for surveys, restoration, construction,
equipping, or other purposes relating to the State Historic deleted text beginsitesdeleted text endnew text begin Preservationnew text end Program in
accordance with the provisions of federal law and any rules or regulations promulgated
thereunder and are further authorized to do any and all things required of this state by such
federal law and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder in order to obtain such
federal money.

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.081, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Commissioner's responsibilities.

The commissioner new text beginas the state historic
preservation officer
new text endshall be responsible for the preparation, implementation and
administration of the State Historic Preservation Plan and shall administer the State Historic
Preservation Program authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act (United States
Code, title deleted text begin16deleted text endnew text begin 54new text end, section deleted text begin470deleted text endnew text begin 300101new text end et seq. deleted text beginas amendeddeleted text end). The commissioner shall review
and approve in writing all grants-in-aid for architectural, archaeological and historic
preservation made by state agencies and funded by the state or a combination of state and
federal funds in accordance with the State Historic Preservation Program.

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.081, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Administration of federal act.

The Department of Administration is designated
as the state agency to administer the provisions of the federal act providing for the
preservation of historical and archaeological data, United States Code, title deleted text begin16, sections 469
to 469C
deleted text endnew text begin 54, section 312501, as amendednew text end, insofar as the provisions of the act provide for
implementation by the state.

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.31, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 13a. new text end

new text begin State Historic Preservation Office. new text end

new text begin "State Historic Preservation Office"
means the State Historic Preservation Office at the Department of Administration.
new text end

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.34, is amended to read:


138.34 ADMINISTRATION OF THE ACT.

The state archaeologist shall act as the agent of the state to administer and enforce the
provisions of sections 138.31 to 138.42. Some enforcement provisions are shared with the
societynew text begin and the State Historic Preservation Officenew text end.

Sec. 65.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.38, is amended to read:


138.38 REPORTS OF STATE ARCHAEOLOGIST.

The state archaeologist shall consult with and keep the Indian Affairs Council deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end the
director of the historical societynew text begin, and the State Historic Preservation Officenew text end informed as to
significant field archaeology, projected or in progress, and as to significant discoveries
made. Annually, and also upon leaving office, the state archaeologist shall file with the
commissioner a full report of the office's activities including a summary of the activities of
licensees, from the date of the last full report of the state archaeologist. Copies of the report
must be sent upon completion to the Minnesota Historical Society deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end the Indian Affairs
Council, new text beginand the State Historic Preservation Office, new text endand made available to other interested
parties.

Sec. 66.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.40, is amended to read:


138.40 COOPERATION OF STATE AGENCIES; DEVELOPMENT PLANS.

Subdivision 1.

Cooperation.

The Department of Natural Resources, the Department of
Transportation, and all other state agencies whose activities may be affected, shall cooperate
with the historical societynew text begin, the State Historic Preservation Office,new text end and the state archaeologist
to carry out the provisions of sections 138.31 to 138.42 and the rules issued thereunder, but
sections 138.31 to 138.42 are not meant to burden persons who wish to use state property
for recreational and other lawful purposes or to unnecessarily restrict the use of state property.

Subd. 2.

Compliance, enforcement, preservation.

State and other governmental agencies
shall comply with and aid in the enforcement of provisions of sections 138.31 to 138.42.
Conservation officers and other enforcement officers of the Department of Natural Resources
shall enforce the provisions of sections 138.31 to 138.42 and report violations to the deleted text begindirector
of the society
deleted text endnew text begin state archeologistnew text end. When archaeological or historic sites are known or, based
on scientific investigations are predicted to exist on public lands or waters, the agency or
department controlling said lands or waters shall use the professional services of
archaeologists from the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Historical Society, or other
qualified professional archaeologists, to preserve these sites. In the event that archaeological
excavation is required to protect or preserve these sites, state and other governmental agencies
may use their funds for such activities.

Subd. 3.

Review of plans.

When significant archaeological or historic sites are known
or, based on scientific investigations, are predicted to exist on public lands or waters, the
agency or department controlling said lands or waters shall submit construction or
development plans to the state archaeologist and the deleted text begindirector of the societydeleted text endnew text begin State Historic
Preservation Office
new text end for review prior to the time bids are advertised. The state archaeologist
and the deleted text beginsocietydeleted text endnew text begin State Historic Preservation Officenew text end shall promptly review such plans and
within 30 days of receiving the plans shall make recommendations for the preservation of
archaeological or historic sites which may be endangered by construction or development
activities. When archaeological or historic sites are related to Indian history or religion, the
state archaeologist shall submit the plans to the Indian Affairs Council for the council's
review and recommend action.

Sec. 67.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.661, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Authoritynew text begin for property owned by the Historical Societynew text end.

The Minnesota
Historical Society shall exercise the administration and control of the sites in section 138.662
deleted text begin other than the Minnesota State Capitoldeleted text endnew text begin that are owned by the Minnesota Historical Societynew text end,
preserve their historic features, conduct archaeological investigations, establish necessary
interpretive centers, and perform additional duties and services at the sites necessary to meet
their educational mission. deleted text beginOwnership of the properties is either by the state or the Minnesota
Historical Society.
deleted text end The Minnesota Historical Society may contract with existing state
departments and agencies for materials and services, including utility services, necessary
for the administration and maintenance of the sites listed in section 138.662new text begin that are owned
by the Minnesota Historical Society
new text end. The authority of the commissioner of natural resources
to administer and control the historic sites enumerated in section 138.662 new text beginthat are owned
by the Minnesota Historical Society
new text endis withdrawn, and is conferred upon the Minnesota
Historical Society. deleted text beginThe commissioner of natural resources shall continue to administer and
control the state parks enumerated in this section excepting the portions designated as historic
sites, the administration and control of which is by this section vested in the Minnesota
Historical Society.
deleted text end

Sec. 68.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.661, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Authority for property owned by the state. new text end

new text begin The State Historic Preservation
Office shall exercise the administration and control of the sites in section 138.662 that are
owned by the state, preserve their historic features, conduct archaeological investigations,
establish necessary interpretive centers, and perform additional duties and services at the
sites necessary to meet their educational mission. The State Historic Preservation Office
may contract with existing state departments and agencies for materials and services,
including utility services, necessary for the administration and maintenance of the sites
listed in section 138.662 that are owned by the state. The authority of the commissioner of
natural resources to administer and control the historic sites enumerated in section 138.662
that are owned by the state is withdrawn, and is conferred upon the State Historic Preservation
Office. The commissioner of natural resources shall continue to administer and control the
state parks enumerated in this section excepting the portions designated as historic sites,
the administration and control of which is by this section vested in the State Historic
Preservation Office.
new text end

Sec. 69.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.665, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Mediation.

The state, state departments, agencies, and political subdivisions,
including the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, have a responsibility to
protect the physical features and historic character of properties designated in sections
138.662 and 138.664 or listed on the National Register of Historic Places created by Public
Law 89-665. Before carrying out any undertaking that will affect designated or listed
properties, or funding or licensing an undertaking by other parties, new text beginor conveying state-owned
designated or listed property,
new text endthe state department or agency shall consult with the State
Historic Preservation Office pursuant to the deleted text beginsociety'sdeleted text endnew text begin State Historic Preservation Office'snew text end
established procedures to determine appropriate treatments and to seek ways to avoid and
mitigate any adverse effects on designated or listed properties. If the state department or
agency and the State Historic Preservation Office agree in writing on a suitable course of
action, the project may proceed. If the parties cannot agree, any one of the parties may
request that the governor appoint and convene a mediation task force consisting of five
members, two appointed by the governor, the chair of the State Review Board of the State
Historic Preservation Office, the commissioner of administration or the commissioner's
designee, and one member who is not an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society
appointed by the director of thenew text begin Minnesota Historicalnew text end Society. The two appointees of the
governor and deleted text beginthe onedeleted text end of the director of the society shall be qualified by training or experience
in one or more of the following disciplines: (1) history; (2) archaeology; and (3) architectural
history. The mediation task force is not subject to the conditions of section 15.059. This
subdivision does not apply to section 138.662, subdivision 24, and section 138.664,
subdivisions 8 and 111.

Sec. 70.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.666, is amended to read:


138.666 COOPERATION.

The state, state departments and agencies, political subdivisions, and the Board of Regents
of the University of Minnesota shall cooperate with the Minnesota Historical Societynew text begin and
the State Historic Preservation Office
new text end in safeguarding state historic sites and in the
preservation of historic and archaeological properties.

Sec. 71.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.667, is amended to read:


138.667 HISTORIC PROPERTIES; CHANGES.

Properties designated as historic properties by sections 138.661 to 138.664 may be
changed from time to time, and the Minnesota Historical Society new text beginand the State Historic
Preservation Office
new text endshall notify the legislature of the need for changes, and shall make
recommendations to keep the state historic sites network and the state register of historic
places current and complete. The significance of properties proposed for designation new text beginunder
section 138.663, subdivision 2,
new text endshall be documented under the documentation standards
established by the deleted text beginMinnesota Historical Society. Thisdeleted text endnew text begin State Historic Preservation Office.new text end
documentation shall include the opinion of the Minnesota Historical Society new text beginfor the historic
sites network under section 138.661, subdivision 3, and the State Historic Preservation
Office for the state register of historic places under section 138.663, subdivision 2,
new text endas to
whether the property meets the selection criteria.

Sec. 72.

new text begin [138.6675] UNITED STATES AND MINNESOTA FLAGS.
new text end

new text begin At every historic site owned by the state, a United States flag and a Minnesota state flag
must be displayed on a flag pole on the grounds of the site, or outside a building on the site
on proper staffs. The State Historic Preservation Office must display the flags in a prominent
place and in a manner consistent with the United States Flag Code.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024, except that the State Historic
Preservation Office must install flag poles and staffs and display flags as funding becomes
available for this purpose.
new text end

Sec. 73.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.669, is amended to read:


138.669 CONTRACTS FOR HISTORIC SITE MANAGEMENT.

The deleted text beginMinnesota Historical Societydeleted text end new text beginState Historic Preservation Office new text endmay contract with
a county, municipality, or a county or local historical society for the management and
operation of sites in the state historic site network. Notwithstanding section 138.668, the
contract may provide for the retention of admission fees received by the management unit
and for grants-in-aid to the management unit for use in the site's operation and maintenance.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2021, and applies to contracts
executed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 74.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 138.763, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership.

There is a St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board consisting of
22 members with the director of the Minnesota Historical Society as chair. The members
include the mayor; the chair of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners or the chair's
designee; the president of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board or the president's
designee; the superintendent of the park board; two members each from the house of
representatives appointed by the speaker, the senate appointed by the Rules Committee, the
city council, the Hennepin County Board, and the park board; one member each from the
preservation commission, the new text beginState Historic new text endPreservation Office, Hennepin County Historical
Society, and the society; one person appointed by the park board; and two persons appointed
by the chair of the board.

Sec. 75.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 155A.23, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Commissioner. new text end

new text begin "Commissioner" means the commissioner of health.
new text end

Sec. 76.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 155A.23, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

School manager.

A "school manager" is deleted text begina cosmetologist who isdeleted text end a salon
manager deleted text beginanddeleted text end who has a school manager license. A school manager must maintain an active
salon manager's license.

Sec. 77.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 155A.271, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Continuing education providers.

(a) Only a deleted text beginboard-licenseddeleted text end school of
cosmetologynew text begin licensed under this chapternew text end, a postsecondary institution as defined in section
136A.103, paragraph (a), or a deleted text beginboard-recognizeddeleted text end professional association organized under
chapter 317A may be approved by the deleted text beginboarddeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end to offer continuing education
for credit under subdivision 1, paragraph (a). Continuing education under subdivision 1,
paragraph (b), may be offered by a:

(1) deleted text beginboard-licenseddeleted text end school of cosmetologynew text begin licensed under this chapternew text end;

(2) deleted text beginboard-recognizeddeleted text end professional association organized under chapter 317A; or

(3) deleted text beginboard-licenseddeleted text end salonnew text begin licensed under this chapternew text end.

An approved school or professional association may offer web-based continuing education
instruction to achieve maximum involvement of licensees. Continuing education providers
are encouraged to offer classes available in foreign language formats.

(b) deleted text beginBoarddeleted text endnew text begin Commissionernew text end approval of any continuing education provider is valid for one
calendar year and is contingent upon submission and preapproval of the lesson plan or plans
with learning objectives for the class to be offered and the payment of the application fee
in section 155A.25, subdivision 1a, paragraph (d), clause (10). The deleted text beginboarddeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end
shall maintain a list of approved providers and courses on the deleted text beginboard'sdeleted text end new text beginDepartment of Health's
new text end website. The deleted text beginboarddeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end may revoke authorization of a continuing education
provider at any time for just cause and the deleted text beginboarddeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end may demand return of
documents required under subdivision 3.

Sec. 78.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 179A.20, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2b. new text end

new text begin Limited by appropriation. new text end

new text begin A public employer must not contract to pay more
to employees in compensation and benefits in a biennium than is permitted under the first
spending plan submitted by July 31 in an odd-numbered year and approved by the
commissioner under section 16A.14, subdivisions 3 and 4.
new text end

Sec. 79.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 214.01, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Non-health-related licensing board.

"Non-health-related licensing board"
means the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board established pursuant to
section 122A.07, the Board of Barber Examiners established pursuant to section 154.001,
deleted text begin the Board of Cosmetologist Examiners established pursuant to section 155A.20,deleted text end the Board
of Assessors established pursuant to section 270.41, the Board of Architecture, Engineering,
Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design established
pursuant to section 326.04, the Private Detective and Protective Agent Licensing Board
established pursuant to section 326.33, the Board of Accountancy established pursuant to
section 326A.02, and the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board established pursuant
to section 626.841.

Sec. 80.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 240.01, subdivision 18, is amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Racing meeting.

"Racing meeting" is a series of days in which racing days
are not separated by more than five nonracing daysnew text begin unless approved in advance by the
commission
new text end.

Sec. 81.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 240.06, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

License suspension and revocation.

The commission:

(1) may revoke a class A license for (i) a violation of law, order, or rule which in the
commission's opinion adversely affects the integrity of horse racing in Minnesota, or for
an intentional false statement made in a license application, or (ii) a willful failure to pay
any money required to be paid by Laws 1983, chapter 214;

(2) may revoke a class A license for failure to perform material covenants or
representations made in a license application; and

(3) shall revoke a class A license if live racing has not been conducted on at least 50
racing days assigned by the commission during any period of 12 consecutive months, unless
the commission authorizes a shorter period because of circumstances beyond the licensee's
controlnew text begin pursuant to section 240.30, subdivision 5new text end.

The commission may suspend a class A license for up to one year for a violation of law,
order, or rule which in the commission's opinion adversely affects the integrity of horse
racing in Minnesota, and may suspend a class A license indefinitely if it determines that
the licensee has as an officer, director, shareholder, or other person with a direct, indirect,
or beneficial interest a person who is in the commission's opinion inimical to the integrity
of horse racing in Minnesota or who cannot be certified under subdivision 1, clause (4).

A license revocation or suspension under this subdivision is a contested case under
sections 14.57 to 14.69 of the Administrative Procedure Act, and is in addition to criminal
penalties imposed for a violation of law or rule.

Sec. 82.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 240.11, is amended to read:


240.11 LICENSES NONTRANSFERABLE.

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), new text enda license issued under this chapter may not be
transferred.

new text begin (b) A class A, class B, class C, or class D license to provide advance deposit wagering
may be transferred with prior approval by the commission.
new text end

Sec. 83.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 240.131, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Payments to state.

(a) A regulatory fee is imposed at the rate of two percent
of all amounts wagered by Minnesota residents with an authorized advance deposit wagering
provider. The fee shall be declared on a form prescribed by the commission. The ADW
provider must pay the fee to the commission no more than 15 days after the end of the month
in which the wager was made. Fees collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the
state treasury and credited to a racing and card-playing regulation account in the special
revenue fund and are appropriated to the commission to offset the costsnew text begin incurred by the
commission as described in section 240.30, subdivision 9, or the costs
new text end associated with
regulating horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in Minnesota.

(b) A breeders fund fee is imposed in the amount of one-quarter of one percent of all
amounts wagered by Minnesota residents with an authorized advance deposit wagering
provider. The fee shall be declared on a form prescribed by the commission. The ADW
provider must pay the fee to the commission no more than 15 days after the end of the month
in which the wager was made. Fees collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the
state treasury and credited to a racing and card-playing regulation account in the special
revenue fund and are appropriated to the commission to offset the cost of administering the
breeders fund and promote horse breeding in Minnesota.

Sec. 84.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 240.24, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Reimbursement.

Increased expenses related to the use of upgraded drug
testing technologies and procedures are deemed to be necessary costs within the meaning
of section 240.155 and the commission deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end be reimbursed for these expenses from
receipts from card playing activities regulated by the commission.

Sec. 85.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 240.24, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Fees.

The commission shall establish by rule a fee or schedule of feesnew text begin that may
be used
new text end to recover the costs of medical testing of horses running at racetracks licensed by
the commission. Fees charged for the testing of horses shall cover the cost of the medical
testing laboratory. Fee receipts shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the
racing reimbursement account.

Sec. 86.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 240.30, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Limitation.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commission shall not authorize a licensee to operate a card
club if the licensee has not conducted at least 50 days of live racing at a class A facility
within the past 12 months or during the preceding calendar year unless the commission
authorizes a shorter period deleted text beginbecause ofdeleted text endnew text begin as a result of an epidemic, natural disaster, flood,
war, or other
new text end circumstances beyond the licensee's controlnew text begin that made conducting 50 days of
live racing untenable for either public or equine health, welfare, or safety
new text end.

new text begin (b) Any authorization by the commission for a shorter period under paragraph (a), must
be approved in writing by the horsepersons' organization representing the majority of
horsepersons racing the breed racing the majority of races at the licensee's class A facility
during the preceding 12 months.
new text end

Sec. 87.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 297E.021, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Available revenues.

For purposes of this section, "available revenues" equals
the amount determined under subdivision 2deleted text begin, plus up to $20,000,000 each fiscal year from
the taxes imposed under section 290.06, subdivision 1
deleted text end:

(1) reduced by the following amounts paid for the fiscal year under:

(i) the appropriation to principal and interest on appropriation bonds under section
16A.965, subdivision 8;

(ii) the appropriation from the general fund to make operating expense payments under
section 473J.13, subdivision 2, paragraph (b);

(iii) the appropriation for contributions to the capital reserve fund under section 473J.13,
subdivision 4
, paragraph (c);

(iv) the appropriations under Laws 2012, chapter 299, article 4, for administration and
any successor appropriation;

(v) the reduction in revenues resulting from the sales tax exemptions under section
297A.71, subdivision 43;

(vi) reimbursements authorized by section 473J.15, subdivision 2, paragraph (d);

(vii) the compulsive gambling appropriations under section 297E.02, subdivision 3,
paragraph (c), and any successor appropriation; and

(viii) the appropriation for the city of St. Paul under section 16A.726, paragraph (c); and

(2) increased by the revenue deposited in the general fund under section 297A.994,
subdivision 4, clauses (1) to (3), for the fiscal year.

Sec. 88.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 297E.021, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Revenue dedication. new text end

new text begin If the commissioner of management and budget
determines that the available revenues determined under subdivision 2 are insufficient, the
commissioner may add up to $20,000,000 each fiscal year from the taxes imposed under
section 290.06, subdivision 1, to the available revenues under subdivision 3. The
commissioner must notify the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of
representatives Ways and Means Committee and the senate Finance Committee at least 15
days prior to increasing the available revenue under subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 89.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 297E.021, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Appropriation; general reserve account.

To the extent the commissioner
determines that revenues are available under deleted text beginsubdivisiondeleted text endnew text begin subdivisionsnew text end 3 new text beginand 3a new text endfor the fiscal
year, those amounts are appropriated from the general fund for deposit in a general reserve
account established by order of the commissioner of management and budget. Amounts in
this reserve are appropriated as necessary for application against any shortfall in the amounts
deposited to the general fund under section 297A.994 or, after consultation with the
Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy, amounts in this reserve are
appropriated to the commissioner of management and budget for other uses related to the
stadium authorized under section 473J.03, subdivision 8, that the commissioner deems
financially prudent including but not limited to reimbursements for capital and operating
costs relating to the stadium, refundings, and prepayment of debt. In no event, shall available
revenues be pledged, nor shall the appropriations of available revenues made by this section
constitute a pledge of available revenues as security for the prepayment of principal and
interest on the appropriation bonds under section 16A.965.

Sec. 90.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 349.151, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Membership.

(a) The board consists of seven members, as follows: (1) five
members appointed by the governor; (2) one member appointed by the commissioner of
public safety; and (3) one member appointed by the attorney general.

(b) All appointments under this subdivision are with the advice and consent of the senate.

(c) deleted text beginAfter expiration of the initial terms,deleted text end Appointments are for four years.new text begin A member may
continue holding office until a successor is appointed unless, prior to the expiration of the
member's term, the appointing authority notifies the board that a member's appointment
may not be extended.
new text end

(d) The board shall select one of its members to serve as chair. No more than three
members appointed by the governor under this subdivision may belong to the same political
party.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 91.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 349A.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Second chance drawing. new text end

new text begin "Second chance drawing" means a drawing in which
an eligible nonwinning lottery ticket is submitted to the lottery for entry into a drawing for
a chance to win a prize.
new text end

Sec. 92.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 349A.08, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Privacy.

(a) The phone number and street address of a winner of a lottery prize
is private data on individuals under chapter 13.

(b) Data on an individual, including name, physical and electronic address, and telephone
number, that are given to the lottery for direct marketing purposes are private data on
individuals as defined in section 13.02. For purposes of this subdivision, "direct marketing"
means marketing conducted by the lottery directly with the consumer.

new text begin (c) The name of the winner of a lottery prize that includes a cash payment greater than
$10,000, and the name of a winner of a second chance drawing prize that includes a cash
payment greater than $10,000, are private data on individuals under chapter 13.
new text end

new text begin (d) The name of the winner of a lottery prize that is classified under paragraph (c) may
be made public if the winner provides written consent after the director has informed the
winner of the director's intended use of the winner's name.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective September 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 93.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 353.27, subdivision 3c, is amended to read:


Subd. 3c.

Former MERF members; member and employer contributions.

(a) For
the period July 1, 2019, through December 31, 2031, the member contributions for former
members of the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund and by the former Minneapolis
Employees Retirement Fund-covered employing units are governed by this subdivision.

(b) The member contribution for a public employee who was a member of the former
Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund on June 29, 2010, is 9.75 percent of the salary of
the employee.

(c) The employer regular contribution with respect to a public employee who was a
member of the former Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund on June 29, 2010, is 9.75
percent of the salary of the employee.

(d) The annual employer supplemental contribution is the employing unit's share of
deleted text begin $21,000,000deleted text endnew text begin $31,000,000new text end.

(e) Each employing unit's share under paragraph (d) is the amount determined from an
allocation between each employing unit in the portion equal to the unit's employer
supplemental contribution paid or payable under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.50,
during calendar year 2014.

(f) The employer supplemental contribution amount under paragraph (d) for calendar
year 2019 must be invoiced by the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement
Association by July 1, 2019. For subsequent calendar years, the employer supplemental
contribution under paragraph (d) must be invoiced on January 31 of each year. The employer
supplemental contribution is payable in two parts, with the first half payable on or before
July 31 and with the second half payable on or before December 15. Late payments are
payable with interest, compounded annually, at the applicable rate or rates specified in
section 356.59, subdivision 3, per month for each month or portion of a month that has
elapsed after the due date.

(g) The employer supplemental contribution under paragraph (d) terminates on December
31, 2031.

Sec. 94.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 353.505, is amended to read:


353.505 STATE CONTRIBUTIONS; FORMER MERF DIVISION.

(a) On September 15, 2019, and annually thereafter, the state shall pay to the general
employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association, with respect
to the former MERF division, deleted text begin$16,000,000deleted text endnew text begin $6,000,000new text end.

(b) State contributions under this section end on September 15, 2031.

(c) The commissioner of management and budget shall pay the contribution specified
in this section. The amount required is appropriated annually from the general fund to the
commissioner of management and budget.

Sec. 95.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 477A.03, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Counties.

(a) For aids payable in 2018 and 2019, the total aid payable under
section 477A.0124, subdivision 3, is $103,795,000, of which $3,000,000 shall be allocated
as required under Laws 2014, chapter 150, article 4, section 6. For aids payable in 2020,
the total aid payable under section 477A.0124, subdivision 3, is $116,795,000, of which
$3,000,000 shall be allocated as required under Laws 2014, chapter 150, article 4, section
6. For aids payable in 2021 through 2024, the total aid payable under section 477A.0124,
subdivision 3
, is $118,795,000, of which $3,000,000 shall be allocated as required under
Laws 2014, chapter 150, article 4, section 6. For aids payable in 2025 and thereafter, the
total aid payable under section 477A.0124, subdivision 3, is $115,795,000. Each calendar
year, $500,000 of this appropriation shall be retained by the commissioner of revenue to
make reimbursements to the commissioner of management and budget for payments made
under section 611.27. The reimbursements shall be to defray the additional costs associated
with court-ordered counsel under section 611.27. Any retained amounts not used for
reimbursement in a year shall be included in the next distribution of county need aid that
is certified to the county auditors for the purpose of property tax reduction for the next taxes
payable year.

(b) For aids payable in 2018 and 2019, the total aid under section 477A.0124, subdivision
4
, is $130,873,444. For aids payable in 2020, the total aid under section 477A.0124,
subdivision 4
, is $143,873,444. For aids payable in 2021 and thereafter, the total aid under
section 477A.0124, subdivision 4, is $145,873,444. The commissioner of revenue shall
transfer to the deleted text begincommissioner of management and budgetdeleted text end new text beginLegislative Budget Office new text end$207,000
annually for the cost of preparation of local impact notes as required by section 3.987, and
other local government activities. The commissioner of revenue shall transfer to the
commissioner of education $7,000 annually for the cost of preparation of local impact notes
for school districts as required by section 3.987. The commissioner of revenue shall deduct
the amounts transferred under this paragraph from the appropriation under this paragraph.
The amounts transferred are appropriated to the commissioner of management and budget
and the commissioner of education respectively.

Sec. 96.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 645.071, is amended to read:


645.071 STANDARD OF TIME.

Every mention of, or reference to, any hour or time in any lawnew text begin, during any period of the
year,
new text end is to be construed with reference to and in accordance with the deleted text beginstandard time ordeleted text end
advanced standard time provided by federal law. No department of the state government
and no county, city or town shall employnew text begin, during any period of the year,new text end any other timenew text begin,new text end or
adopt any ordinance or order providing for the usenew text begin, during any period of the year,new text end of any
other time than the federal deleted text beginstandard time ordeleted text end advanced standard time.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon the first commencement of advanced
standard time, also known as daylight saving time, following enactment of an amendment
to United States Code, title 15, section 260a, or another applicable law, which authorizes
states to observe advanced standard time year-round.
new text end

Sec. 97. new text beginFEDERAL FUNDS; SUSPENSION OF STATUTORY APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 3.3005 and 4.07, or any other appropriation
of federal funds, any federal funds received by the state of Minnesota for COVID-19 between
March 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022, must not be spent except pursuant to a direct appropriation
by law. This section does not apply to appropriations of federal funds under Laws 2020,
Seventh Special Session chapter 2, article 7.
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 all federal funds received between March 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 98. new text beginVIOLATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS DURING A PEACETIME
EMERGENCY.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no board or agency, including agencies
that issue licenses, may impose additional penalties on a business for a violation of an
executive order issued in response to the spread of COVID-19, pursuant to Minnesota
Statutes, section 12.21 or 12.31, beyond the penalties imposed by the 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

Sec. 99. new text beginREDUCTION IN APPROPRIATIONS FOR UNFILLED POSITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Reduction required. new text end

new text begin The general fund and nongeneral fund appropriations
to an executive branch state agency for agency operations for the biennium ending June 30,
2023, are reduced by the amount for salary and benefits savings that results from any
positions that have not been filled within 180 days of the initial posting of the position.
"Agency" as used in this section has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.011, subdivision 12a, but does not include Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
This section applies only to positions that are posted in fiscal years 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Reductions made under this subdivision must be reflected as reductions in agency base
budgets for fiscal years 2024 and 2025. This section does not apply to:
new text end

new text begin (1) any position within the Department of Public Safety;
new text end

new text begin (2) any position that requires law enforcement training; or
new text end

new text begin (3) any other public safety position.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget must report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and the house of representatives finance
committees regarding the amount of reductions in spending by each agency under this
section.
new text end

Sec. 100. new text beginOBSOLETE RULES REPORT MUST DESCRIBE CURRENT GRANTS
OF RULEMAKING AUTHORITY.
new text end

new text begin (a) As part of its obsolete rules report due December 1, 2021, each agency must list all
current grants of rulemaking authority provided to the agency by law. The list must include
a citation to the applicable law, a citation to any current rules adopted under the authority
provided by that law, and describe, in the agency's view, whether the grant of authority
complies with the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 14.05, subdivision 1, that permit
adoption of rules only under a specific grant of rulemaking authority. A grant of rulemaking
authority is presumed invalid for purposes of adopting future rules if the authority is not
cited in the report required by this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) The requirements of this section are in addition to the ongoing requirements for the
obsolete rules report provided by Minnesota Statutes, section 14.05, subdivision 5.
new text end

Sec. 101. new text beginFIRST APPOINTMENTS AND FIRST MEETING OF LEGISLATIVE
COMMISSION ON CYBERSECURITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin First appointments. new text end

new text begin Appointing authorities must make initial
appointments to the Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity within 60 days after final
enactment. These members serve a term that expires on appointment of a successor after
the start of the next regular session of the legislature in 2023.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin First meeting. new text end

new text begin The majority leader of the senate shall designate one senate
member of the Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.888, to convene the first meeting within 105 days after final enactment. The commission
must select a chair from among the senate members at the first meeting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Meetings in 2021. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 3.888,
subdivision 5, the commission must meet at least twice in 2021.
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. 102. new text beginDESIGNATION AND SALE OF SURPLUS STATE-OWNED REAL
PROPERTY; ST. PAUL.
new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this act, "L'Orient Street property" means the real property located
at 1415 L'Orient Street in the city of St. Paul that was acquired by the state using money
appropriated from the COVID-19 Minnesota fund in accordance with the Legislative
COVID-19 Response Commission, Action Order number 13, signed by the commissioner
of management and budget May 7, 2020.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of administration must designate the L'Orient Street property as
surplus and dispose of the property in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.281
to 16B.287.
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. 103. new text beginREQUIRING REPAIR AND RETURN OF COLUMBUS STATUE.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of administration shall repair the statue of Christopher Columbus
and its pedestal that was illegally removed from its place on the Capitol grounds in the
summer of 2020. Notwithstanding any process in law for approving the installation of
memorials or artwork on the Capitol grounds, the commissioner must reinstall the statue in
its former location on the Capitol grounds on the same pedestal with the same signage as
before its removal.
new text end

Sec. 104. new text beginCONDITIONAL REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget shall report within 30 days that the bonds
under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.965, have been redeemed or defeased to the revisor
of statutes.
new text end

Sec. 105. new text beginTRANSFER FROM THE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGIST EXAMINERS
TO COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039, applies to the transfer of responsibilities from the
Board of Cosmetologist Examiners to the commissioner of health, except that the position
of executive director of the Board of Cosmetologist Examiners is not transferred.
new text end

Sec. 106. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin MN.IT. new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall change "Office of MN.IT Services"
to "Minnesota Department of Information Technology Services" wherever it appears in
Minnesota Statutes.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Contested case procedures. new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2022, 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 16.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Cosmetology. new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall change the terms "board" and
"executive secretary of the board" to "commissioner of health" or "commissioner" wherever
those terms appear in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 155A, and in Minnesota Rules adopted
by the Board of Cosmetologist Examiners.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Enterprise fleet. new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall change "central motor pool" to
"enterprise fleet" wherever it appears in Minnesota Statutes.
new text end

Sec. 107. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 3.972, subdivisions 2c and 2d, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 16E.0466, subdivision 1; 16E.05, subdivision 3;
16E.071; and 16E.145,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 155A.23, subdivision 2, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 10A.01, subdivision 26, is amended to read:


Subd. 26.

Noncampaign disbursement.

(a) "Noncampaign disbursement" means a
purchase or payment of money or anything of value made, or an advance of credit incurred,
or a donation in kind received, by a principal campaign committee for any of the following
purposes:

(1) payment for accounting and legal services;

(2) return of a contribution to the source;

(3) repayment of a loan made to the principal campaign committee by that committee;

(4) return of a public subsidy;

(5) payment for food, beverages, and necessary utensils and supplies, entertainment,
and facility rental for a fund-raising event;

(6) services for a constituent by a member of the legislature or a constitutional officer
in the executive branch as provided in section 10A.173, subdivision 1;

(7) payment for food and beverages consumed by a candidate or volunteers while they
are engaged in campaign activities;

(8) payment for food or a beverage consumed while attending a reception or meeting
directly related to legislative duties;

(9) payment of expenses incurred by elected or appointed leaders of a legislative caucus
in carrying out their leadership responsibilities;

(10) payment by a principal campaign committee of the candidate's expenses for serving
in public office, other than for personal uses;

(11) costs of child care for the candidate's children when campaigning;

(12) fees paid to attend a campaign school;

(13) costs of a postelection party during the election year when a candidate's name will
no longer appear on a ballot or the general election is concluded, whichever occurs first;

(14) interest on loans paid by a principal campaign committee on outstanding loans;

(15) filing fees;

(16) post-general election holiday or seasonal cards, thank-you notes, or advertisements
in the news media mailed or published prior to the end of the election cycle;

(17) the cost of campaign material purchased to replace defective campaign material, if
the defective material is destroyed without being used;

(18) contributions to a party unit;

(19) payments for funeral gifts or memorials;

(20) the cost of a magnet less than six inches in diameter containing legislator contact
information and distributed to constituents;

(21) costs associated with a candidate attending a political party state or national
convention in this state;

(22) other purchases or payments specified in board rules or advisory opinions as being
for any purpose other than to influence the nomination or election of a candidate or to
promote or defeat a ballot question;

(23) costs paid to a third party for processing contributions made by a credit card, debit
card, or electronic check;

(24) a contribution to a fund established to support a candidate's participation in a recount
of ballots affecting that candidate's election;

(25) costs paid by a candidate's principal campaign committee for a single reception
given in honor of the candidate's retirement from public office after the filing period for
affidavits of candidacy for that office has closed;

(26) a donation from a terminating principal campaign committee to the state general
fund; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(27) a donation from a terminating principal campaign committee to a county obligated
to incur special election expenses due to that candidate's resignation from state officenew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (28) during a period starting January 1 in the year following a general election and ending
on December 31 of the year of general election, total payments of up to $2,000 for security
expenses for a candidate, including home security hardware, maintenance of home security
hardware, identity theft monitoring services, and credit monitoring services
new text end.

(b) The board must determine whether an activity involves a noncampaign disbursement
within the meaning of this subdivision.

(c) A noncampaign disbursement is considered to be made in the year in which the
candidate made the purchase of goods or services or incurred an obligation to pay for goods
or services.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to payments made on or after January 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 10A.01, subdivision 35, is amended to read:


Subd. 35.

Public official.

"Public official" means any:

(1) member of the legislature;

(2) individual employed by the legislature as secretary of the senate, legislative auditor,
director of the Legislative Budget Office, chief clerk of the house of representatives, revisor
of statutes, or researcher, legislative analyst, fiscal analyst, or attorney in the Office of
Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis, House Research, or the House Fiscal Analysis
Department;

(3) constitutional officer in the executive branch and the officer's chief administrative
deputy;

(4) solicitor general or deputy, assistant, or special assistant attorney general;

(5) commissioner, deputy commissioner, or assistant commissioner of any state
department or agency as listed in section 15.01 or 15.06, or the state chief information
officer;

(6) member, chief administrative officer, or deputy chief administrative officer of a state
board or commission that has either the power to adopt, amend, or repeal rules under chapter
14, or the power to adjudicate contested cases or appeals under chapter 14;

(7) individual employed in the executive branch who is authorized to adopt, amend, or
repeal rules under chapter 14 or adjudicate contested cases under chapter 14;

(8) executive director of the State Board of Investment;

(9) deputy of any official listed in clauses (7) and (8);

(10) judge of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals;

(11) administrative law judge or compensation judge in the State Office of Administrative
Hearings or unemployment law judge in the Department of Employment and Economic
Development;

(12) member, regional administrator, division director, general counsel, or operations
manager of the Metropolitan Council;

(13) member or chief administrator of a metropolitan agency;

(14) director of the Division of Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement in the Department
of Public Safety;

(15) member or executive director of the Higher Education Facilities Authority;

(16) member of the board of directors or president of Enterprise Minnesota, Inc.;

(17) member of the board of directors or executive director of the Minnesota State High
School League;

(18) member of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority established in section 473.755;

(19) citizen member of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources;

(20) manager of a watershed district, or member of a watershed management organization
as defined under section 103B.205, subdivision 13;

(21) supervisor of a soil and water conservation district;

(22) director of Explore Minnesota Tourism;

(23) citizen member of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council established in section
97A.056;

(24) citizen member of the Clean Water Council established in section 114D.30;

(25) member or chief executive of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority established
in section 473J.07;

(26) district court judge, appeals court judge, or supreme court justice;

(27) county commissioner;

(28) member of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(29) member of the Destination Medical Center Corporation established in section 469.41new text begin
new text enddeleted text begin .deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (30) chancellor or member of the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 10A.09, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Time for filing.

An individual must file a statement of economic interest
deleted text begin with the boarddeleted text end:

(1) within 60 days of accepting employment as a public official or a local official in a
metropolitan governmental unit;

(2) within 60 days of assuming office as a district court judge, appeals court judge,
supreme court justice, or county commissioner;

(3) within 14 days after filing an affidavit of candidacy or petition to appear on the ballot
for an elective state constitutional or legislative office or an elective local office in a
metropolitan governmental unit other than county commissioner;

(4) in the case of a public official requiring the advice and consent of the senate, within
14 days after undertaking the duties of office; or

(5) in the case of members of the Minnesota Racing Commission, the director of the
Minnesota Racing Commission, chief of security, medical officer, inspector of pari-mutuels,
and stewards employed or approved by the commission or persons who fulfill those duties
under contract, within 60 days of accepting or assuming duties.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 10A.09, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Notice to board.

The secretary of state or the appropriate county auditor, upon
receiving an affidavit of candidacy or petition to appear on the ballot from an individual
required by this section to file a statement of economic interest, and any official who
nominates or employs a public deleted text beginor localdeleted text end official required by this section to file a statement
of economic interest, must notify the board of the name of the individual required to file a
statement and the date of the affidavit, petition, or nomination.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 10A.09, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Form; general requirements.

(a) A statement of economic interest required
by this section must be on a form prescribed by the board. The individual filing must provide
the following information:

(1) name, address, occupation, and principal place of business;

(2) the name of each associated business and the nature of that association;

(3) a listing of all real property within the state, excluding homestead property, in which
the individual holds: (i) a fee simple interest, a mortgage, a contract for deed as buyer or
seller, or an option to buy, whether direct or indirect, if the interest is valued in excess of
$2,500; or (ii) an option to buy, if the property has a fair market value of more than $50,000;

(4) a listing of all real property within the state in which a partnership of which the
individual is a member holds: (i) a fee simple interest, a mortgage, a contract for deed as
buyer or seller, or an option to buy, whether direct or indirect, if the individual's share of
the partnership interest is valued in excess of $2,500; or (ii) an option to buy, if the property
has a fair market value of more than $50,000. A listing under this clause or clause (3) must
indicate the street address and the municipality or the section, township, range and
approximate acreage, whichever applies, and the county in which the property is located;

(5) a listing of any investments, ownership, or interests in property connected with
pari-mutuel horse racing in the United States and Canada, including a racehorse, in which
the individual directly or indirectly holds a partial or full interest or an immediate family
member holds a partial or full interest;

(6) a listing of the principal business or professional activity category of each business
from which the individual receives more than $250 in any monthnew text begin during the reporting periodnew text end
as an employee, if the individual has an ownership interest of 25 percent or more in the
business;

(7) a listing of each principal business or professional activity category from which the
individual received compensation of more than $2,500 in the past 12 months as an
independent contractor; and

(8) a listing of the full name of each security with a value of more than $10,000 owned
in part or in full by the individual, at any time during the reporting period.

(b) The business or professional categories for purposes of paragraph (a), clauses (6)
and (7), must be the general topic headings used by the federal Internal Revenue Service
for purposes of reporting self-employment income on Schedule C. This paragraph does not
require an individual to report any specific code number from that schedule. Any additional
principal business or professional activity category may only be adopted if the category is
enacted by law.

deleted text begin (c) For the purpose of an original statement of economic interest, "compensation in any
month" includes only compensation received in the calendar month immediately preceding
the date of appointment as a public official or filing as a candidate.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end For the purpose of calculating the amount of compensation received from any
single source in a single month, the amount shall include the total amount received from
the source during the month, whether or not the amount covers compensation for more than
one month.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end For the purpose of determining the value of an individual's interest in real property,
the value of the property is the market value shown on the property tax statement.

deleted text begin (f) For the purpose of an original statement of economic interest, the individual shall
disclose only those real properties owned on the date of appointment as a public official or
filing as a candidate.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end For the purpose of this section, "date of appointment" means the effective date
of appointment to a position.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end For the purpose of this section, "accepting employment as a public official" means
the effective date of the appointment to the position, as stated in the appointing authority's
notice to the board.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 10A.09, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 5a. new text end

new text begin Original statement; reporting period. new text end

new text begin (a) An original statement of economic
interest required under subdivision 1, clause (1), must cover the calendar month before the
month in which the individual accepted employment as a public official or a local official
in a metropolitan governmental unit.
new text end

new text begin (b) An original statement of economic interest required under subdivision 1, clauses (2),
(4), and (5), must cover the calendar month before the month in which the individual assumed
or undertook the duties of office.
new text end

new text begin (c) An original statement of economic interest required under subdivision 1, clause (3),
must cover the calendar month before the month in which the candidate filed the affidavit
of candidacy.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 10A.09, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Annual statement.

(a) Each individual who is required to file a statement of
economic interest must also file an annual statement by the last Monday in January of each
year that the individual remains in office. The annual statement must cover the period
through December 31 of the year prior to the year when the statement is due. The annual
statement must include the amount of each honorarium in excess of deleted text begin$50deleted text endnew text begin $250new text end received since
the previous statement and the name and address of the source of the honorarium. The board
must maintain each annual statement of economic interest submitted by an officeholder in
the same file with the statement submitted as a candidate.

deleted text begin (b) For the purpose of annual statements of economic interest to be filed, "compensation
in any month" includes compensation and honoraria received in any month between the
end of the period covered in the preceding statement of economic interest and the end of
the current period.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end An individual must file the annual statement of economic interest required by
this subdivision to cover the period for which the individual served as a public official even
though at the time the statement was filed, the individual is no longer holding that office as
a public official.

deleted text begin (d) For the purpose of an annual statement of economic interest, the individual shall
disclose any real property owned at any time between the end of the period covered by the
preceding statement of economic interest and through the last day of the month preceding
the current filing or the last day of employment, if the individual is no longer a public
official.
deleted text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 10A.14, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Alternate contact information; form. new text end

new text begin (a) A candidate; treasurer of a political
committee, political fund, principal campaign committee, or party unit; or chair of a political
committee, principal campaign committee, or party unit may file a form with the board that
includes alternate contact information. If a form is filed, the form must include the following
information for the filer:
new text end

new text begin (1) name;
new text end

new text begin (2) political committee, political fund, principal campaign committee, or party unit; and
new text end

new text begin (3) alternate contact information.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board must only use the alternate contact information to contact the filer for the
purposes of administering chapter 10A. Information collected pursuant to this subdivision
is private data on individuals.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this subdivision, "alternate contact information" means an address,
phone number, or e-mail address that is different from the information provided on the form
required by subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 10A.20, subdivision 13, is amended to read:


Subd. 13.

Third-party reimbursement.

An individual or association filing a report
disclosing an expenditure or noncampaign disbursement that must be reported and itemized
under subdivision 3, paragraph deleted text begin(g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end or deleted text begin(l)deleted text endnew text begin (m)new text end, that is a reimbursement to a third party
must report the purpose of each expenditure or disbursement for which the third party is
being reimbursed. In the alternative, the reporting individual or association may report
individually each of the underlying expenditures being reimbursed. An expenditure or
disbursement is a reimbursement to a third party if it is for goods or services that were not
directly provided by the individual or association to whom the expenditure or disbursement
is made. Third-party reimbursements include payments to credit card companies and
reimbursement of individuals for expenses they have incurred.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 10A.27, subdivision 13, is amended to read:


Subd. 13.

Unregistered association limit; statement; penalty.

(a) The treasurer of a
political committee, political fund, principal campaign committee, or party unit must not
accept a contribution of more than $200 from an association not registered under this chapter
unless the contribution is accompanied by a deleted text beginwrittendeleted text end statement that meets the disclosure and
reporting period requirements imposed by section 10A.20.new text begin The statement may be a written
statement or a government website where the disclosure report for the unregistered association
may be viewed.
new text end This statement must be certified as true and correct by an officer of the
contributing association. The committee, fund, or party unit that accepts the contribution
must include a copy of thenew text begin writtennew text end statementnew text begin or websitenew text end with the report that discloses the
contribution to the board.

(b) An unregistered association may provide the deleted text beginwrittendeleted text end statement required by this
subdivision to no more than three committees, funds, or party units in a calendar year. Each
statement must cover at least the 30 days immediately preceding and including the date on
which the contribution was made. An unregistered association or an officer of it is subject
to a civil penalty imposed by the board of up to $1,000, if the association or its officer:

(1) fails to provide a deleted text beginwrittendeleted text end statement as required by this subdivision; or

(2) fails to register after giving the deleted text beginwrittendeleted text end statement required by this subdivision to more
than three committees, funds, or party units in a calendar year.

(c) The treasurer of a political committee, political fund, principal campaign committee,
or party unit who accepts a contribution in excess of $200 from an unregistered association
without the required deleted text beginwrittendeleted text end disclosure statement is subject to a civil penalty up to four
times the amount in excess of $200.

(d) This subdivision does not apply:

(1) when a national political party contributes money to its state committee; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

new text begin (2) when a federal committee of a major or minor political party registered with the
board gives an in-kind contribution to the federal committee's state central committee or a
party organization within a house of the state legislature; or
new text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end to purchases by candidates for federal office of tickets to events or space rental
at events held by party units in this state (i) if the geographical area represented by the party
unit includes any part of the geographical area of the office that the federal candidate is
seeking and (ii) the purchase price is not more than that paid by other attendees or renters
of similar spaces.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 10A.275, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Exceptions.

Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, the
following expenditures by a party unit, or two or more party units acting together, with at
least one party unit being either: the state committee or the party organization within a
congressional district, county, or legislative district, are not considered contributions to or
expenditures on behalf of a candidate for the purposes of section 10A.25 or 10A.27 and
must not be allocated to candidates under section 10A.20, subdivision 3, paragraph deleted text begin(g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end:

(1) expenditures on behalf of candidates of that party generally without referring to any
of them specifically in a published, posted, or broadcast advertisement;

(2) expenditures for the preparation, display, mailing, or other distribution of an official
party sample ballot listing the names of three or more individuals whose names are to appear
on the ballot;

(3) expenditures for a telephone deleted text beginconversation includingdeleted text endnew text begin call, voice mail, text message,
multimedia message, internet chat message, or e-mail when the communication includes
new text end
the names of three or more individuals whose names are to appear on the ballot;

(4) expenditures for a political party fund-raising effort on behalf of three or more
candidates; or

(5) expenditures for party committee staff services that benefit three or more candidates.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 10A.31, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Distribution of general account.

(a) As soon as the board has obtained the
results of the primary election from the secretary of state, but no later than one week after
certification of the primary results by the State Canvassing Board, the board must distribute
the available money in the general account, as certified by the commissioner of revenue
one week before the state primary and according to allocations set forth in subdivision 5,
in equal amounts to all candidates of a major political party whose names are to appear on
the ballot in the general election and who:

(1) have signed a spending limit agreement under section 10A.322;

(2) have filed the affidavit of contributions required by section 10A.323; and

(3) were opposed in either the primary election or the general election.

new text begin (b) If one or more candidates for an office are not eligible for the public subsidy, and
one or more candidates for the same office are eligible for the public subsidy, then the
amount of public subsidy that would have otherwise been paid to the ineligible candidate
or candidates must be equally distributed to the eligible candidate or candidates.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c) new text endThe public subsidy under this subdivision may not be paid in an amount that
would cause the sum of the public subsidy paid from the party account plus the public
subsidy paid from the general account to exceed 50 percent of the expenditure limit for the
candidate or 50 percent of the expenditure limit that would have applied to the candidate if
the candidate had not been freed from expenditure limits under section 10A.25, subdivision
10
. Money from the general account not paid to a candidate because of the 50 percent limit
must be distributed equally among all other qualifying candidates for the same office until
all have reached the 50 percent limit or the balance in the general account is exhausted.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 10A.323, is amended to read:


10A.323 AFFIDAVIT OF CONTRIBUTIONS.

(a) In addition to the requirements of section 10A.322, to be eligible to receive a public
subsidy under section 10A.31 a candidate or the candidate's treasurer must:

(1) between January 1 of the previous year and the cutoff date for transactions included
in the report of receipts and expenditures due before the primary election, accumulate
contributions from individuals eligible to vote in this state in at least the amount indicated
for the office sought, counting only the first $50 received from each contributor, excluding
in-kind contributions:

(i) candidates for governor and lieutenant governor running together, $35,000;

(ii) candidates for attorney general, $15,000;

(iii) candidates for secretary of state and state auditor, separately, $6,000;

(iv) candidates for the senate, $3,000; and

(v) candidates for the house of representatives, $1,500;

(2) file an affidavit with the board stating that the principal campaign committee has
complied with this paragraph. The affidavit must state the total amount of contributions that
have been received from individuals eligible to vote in this state, excluding:

(i) the portion of any contribution in excess of $50;

(ii) any in-kind contribution; and

(iii) any contribution for which the name and address of the contributor is not known
and recorded; and

(3) submit the affidavit required by this section to the board in writing by the deadline
for reporting of receipts and expenditures before a primary under section 10A.20, subdivision
deleted text begin 4deleted text endnew text begin 2new text end.

(b) A candidate for a vacancy to be filled at a special election for which the filing period
does not coincide with the filing period for the general election must accumulate the
contributions specified in paragraph (a) and must submit the affidavit required by this section
to the board within five days after the close of the filing period for the special election for
which the candidate filed.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b), a candidate for a vacancy to be filled at a
special election called under section 204B.13, subdivision 2, paragraph (c), must accumulate
the contributions specified in paragraph (a) and must submit the affidavit required by this
section to the board within 12 calendar days after the general election.

(d) A candidate or the candidate's treasurer must be able to electronically file the affidavit
required under this section in the same manner as other reports required by this chapter.
The board must not require the candidate or candidate's treasurer to notarize the affidavit
of contribution.

Sec. 14. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 116O.03, subdivision 9; and 116O.04, subdivision 3, new text end new text begin
are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

ELECTIONS

Section 1.

new text begin [5.385] USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS; BALLOT QUESTIONS.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding section 10A.52, paragraph (b), the secretary of state shall not spend,
or cause to be spent, any public funds or use any other public resource with the purpose of
promoting or defeating a ballot question at any time. The secretary of state shall not use the
inherent prestige of the office in any manner that has the effect of promoting or defeating
a ballot question. The secretary of state may spend public funds to provide impartial and
balanced information on ballot questions that does not have the effect of promoting or
defeating a ballot question. For purposes of this section, public funds means all general,
special, permanent, trust, and other funds, regardless of source or purpose, held or
administered by a government entity.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [10A.52] USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS; BALLOT QUESTIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) No public official shall spend, or cause to be spent, any public funds or use any other
public resource with the purpose of promoting or defeating a ballot question or in a manner
that has the effect of promoting or defeating a ballot question.
new text end

new text begin (b) This prohibition only applies after final enactment of a legislative act that places a
ballot question on the ballot.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this section, public funds means all general, special, permanent, trust,
and other funds, regardless of source or purpose, held or administered by a government
entity.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.061, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Incomplete registration by mail.

If deleted text beginthe county auditor determines thatdeleted text end a voter
deleted text begin whodeleted text end has submitted a voter registration application by mail deleted text beginhas not previously voted in this
state for a federal office and has also not presented a document authorized for election day
registration in section 201.061, subdivision 3,
deleted text end to the new text begincounty new text endauditor, and the county auditor
is unable to verify deleted text beginthe voter's driver's license, state identification, or last four digits of the
voter's Social Security number as provided by the voter on the voter registration application
deleted text endnew text begin
whether the voter is eligible to vote
new text end, then the county auditor must notify the voter that the
registration is incomplete and to complete registration by using one of the following methods:

(1) deleted text beginpresenting to the auditordeleted text endnew text begin submitting a completed voter registration applicationnew text end more
than 20 days before the election deleted text begina document authorized for election day registration in
section 201.061, subdivision 3
deleted text end;

(2) registering in person before or on election day;new text begin or
new text end

(3) if voting by absentee ballot or by mail, following election day registration procedures
for absentee voters as described in section 203B.04, subdivision 4deleted text begin; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) providing proof of residence by any of the methods authorized for election day
registration in section 201.061, subdivision 3
deleted text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022, and applies to elections
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.061, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Election day registration.

(a) An individual who is eligible to vote may register
on election day by appearing in person at the polling place for the precinct in which the
individual maintains residencedeleted text begin, bydeleted text endnew text begin andnew text end completing a new text beginvoter new text endregistration applicationdeleted text begin, making
an oath in the form prescribed by the secretary of state and providing proof of residence.
An individual may prove residence for purposes of registering by:
deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (1) presenting a driver's license or Minnesota identification card issued pursuant to
section 171.07;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) presenting any document approved by the secretary of state as proper identification;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) presenting one of the following:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) a current valid student identification card from a postsecondary educational institution
in Minnesota, if a list of students from that institution has been prepared under section
135A.17 and certified to the county auditor in the manner provided in rules of the secretary
of state; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) a current student fee statement that contains the student's valid address in the precinct
together with a picture identification card; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) having a voter who is registered to vote in the precinct, or an employee employed
by and working in a residential facility in the precinct and vouching for a resident in the
facility, sign an oath in the presence of the election judge vouching that the voter or employee
personally knows that the individual is a resident of the precinct. A voter who has been
vouched for on election day may not sign a proof of residence oath vouching for any other
individual on that election day. A voter who is registered to vote in the precinct may sign
up to eight proof-of-residence oaths on any election day. This limitation does not apply to
an employee of a residential facility described in this clause. The secretary of state shall
provide a form for election judges to use in recording the number of individuals for whom
a voter signs proof-of-residence oaths on election day. The form must include space for the
maximum number of individuals for whom a voter may sign proof-of-residence oaths. For
each proof-of-residence oath, the form must include a statement that the individual: (i) is
registered to vote in the precinct or is an employee of a residential facility in the precinct,
(ii) personally knows that the voter is a resident of the precinct, and (iii) is making the
statement on oath. The form must include a space for the voter's printed name, signature,
telephone number, and address.
deleted text end

deleted text begin The oath required by this subdivision and Minnesota Rules, part 8200.9939, must be
attached to the voter registration application.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The operator of a residential facility shall prepare a list of the names of its employees
currently working in the residential facility and the address of the residential facility. The
operator shall certify the list and provide it to the appropriate county auditor no less than
20 days before each election for use in election day registration.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) "Residential facility" means transitional housing as defined in section 256E.33,
subdivision 1
; a supervised living facility licensed by the commissioner of health under
section 144.50, subdivision 6; a nursing home as defined in section 144A.01, subdivision
5
; a residence registered with the commissioner of health as a housing with services
establishment as defined in section 144D.01, subdivision 4; a veterans home operated by
the board of directors of the Minnesota Veterans Homes under chapter 198; a residence
licensed by the commissioner of human services to provide a residential program as defined
in section 245A.02, subdivision 14; a residential facility for persons with a developmental
disability licensed by the commissioner of human services under section 252.28; setting
authorized to provide housing support as defined in section 256I.03, subdivision 3; a shelter
for battered women as defined in section 611A.37, subdivision 4; or a supervised publicly
or privately operated shelter or dwelling designed to provide temporary living
accommodations for the homeless.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) For tribal band members, an individual may prove residence for purposes of
registering by:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) presenting an identification card issued by the tribal government of a tribe recognized
by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior, that contains the
name, address, signature, and picture of the individual; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) presenting an identification card issued by the tribal government of a tribe recognized
by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior, that contains the
name, signature, and picture of the individual and also presenting one of the documents
listed in Minnesota Rules, part 8200.5100, subpart 2, item B.
deleted text end new text begin For purposes of registration
under this subdivision, the voter registration application must be printed on or affixed to a
provisional ballot envelope and contain the information required by section 201.071,
subdivision 1. The application may be completed using an electronic roster and then printed
and affixed to the provisional ballot envelope. An individual who registers on election day
is entitled to cast a provisional ballot pursuant to section 204C.135.
new text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(b) new text endA county, school district, or municipality may require that an election judge
responsible for election day registration initial each completed registration application.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022, and applies to elections
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.061, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Registration by election judges; procedures.

Registration at the polling place
on election day shall be conducted by the election judges. Before registering an individual
to vote at the polling place, the election judge must review any list of absentee election day
registrants provided by the county auditor or municipal clerk to see if the person has already
voted by absentee ballot. If the person's name appears on the list, the election judge must
not allow the individual to register or to vote in the polling place. The election judge who
registers an individual at the polling place on election day shall not handle that voter's ballots
at any time prior to the opening of the ballot box after the voting ends. Registration
applications deleted text beginand forms for oathsdeleted text end shall be available at each polling place. deleted text beginIf an individual
who registers on election day proves residence by oath of a registered voter, the form
containing the oath shall be attached to the individual's registration application. Registration
applications completed on election day shall be forwarded to the county auditor who shall
add the name of each voter to the registration system unless the information forwarded is
substantially deficient. A county auditor who finds an election day registration substantially
deficient shall give written notice to the individual whose registration is found deficient.
An election day registration shall not be found deficient solely because the individual who
provided proof of residence was ineligible to do so.
deleted text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.091, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Public information lists.

new text begin(a) new text endThe county auditor shall make available for
inspection a public information list which must contain the name, address, year of birth,
and voting history of each registered voter in the county. new text beginThe list must indicate each voter
whose status is challenged in the statewide voter registration system at the time the list was
prepared. For each voter, the list must include the history of each change in status and the
date that the change to that status was made. The list must also include individuals that were
previously registered but were removed or made inactive in the statewide voter registration
system, and the reason for the removal or inactivation.
new text end

The list must not include the party choice of any voter who voted in a presidential
nomination primary. The telephone number must be included on the list if provided by the
voter. The public information list may also include information on voting districts.

new text begin (b) new text endThe county auditor may adopt reasonable rules governing access to the list. No
individual inspecting the public information list shall tamper with or alter it in any manner.
No individual who inspects the public information list or who acquires a list of registered
voters prepared from the public information list may use any information contained in the
list for purposes unrelated to elections, political activities, or law enforcement. The secretary
of state may provide copies of the public information lists and other information from the
statewide registration system for uses related to elections, political activities, or in response
to a law enforcement inquiry from a public official concerning a failure to comply with any
criminal statute or any state or local tax statute.

new text begin (c) new text endBefore inspecting the public information list or obtaining a list of voters or other
information from the list, the individual shall provide identification to the public official
having custody of the public information list and shall state in writing that any information
obtained from the list will not be used for purposes unrelated to elections, political activities,
or law enforcement. Requests to examine or obtain information from the public information
lists or the statewide registration system must be made and processed in the manner provided
in the rules of the secretary of state.

new text begin (d) new text endUpon receipt of a statement signed by the voter that withholding the voter's name
from the public information list is required for the safety of the voter or the voter's family,
the secretary of state and county auditor must withhold from the public information list the
name of a registered voter.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2021, and applies to public
information lists created on or after that date. Information on status changes or individuals
removed from the statewide voter registration system collected prior to July 1, 2021, must
not be included on a public information list.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.121, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Entry of registration information.

(a) At the time a voter registration
application is properly completed, submitted, and received in accordance with sections
201.061 and 201.071, the county auditor shall enter the information contained on it into the
statewide registration system. Voter registration applications completed before election day
must be entered into the statewide registration system within ten days after they have been
submitted to the county auditor. Voter registration applications completed on election day
must be entered into the statewide registration system deleted text beginwithin 42deleted text endnew text begin as soon as possible, but no
later than three
new text end days after the electiondeleted text begin, unless the county auditor notifies the secretary of
state before the deadline has expired that the deadline will not be met. Upon receipt of a
notification under this paragraph, the secretary of state must extend the deadline for that
county auditor by an additional 28 days. The secretary of state may waive a county's
obligations under this paragraph if, on good cause shown, the county demonstrates its
permanent inability to comply
deleted text end.

deleted text begin The secretary of state must post data on each county's compliance with this paragraph on
the secretary of state's website including, as applicable, the date each county fully complied
or the deadline by which a county's compliance must be complete.
deleted text end

(b) Upon receiving a completed voter registration application, the secretary of state may
electronically transmit the information on the application to the appropriate county auditor
as soon as possible for review by the county auditor before final entry into the statewide
registration system. The secretary of state may mail the voter registration application to the
county auditor.

(c) Within ten days after the county auditor has entered information from a voter
registration application into the statewide registration system, the secretary of state shall
compare the voter's name, date of birth, and driver's license number, state identification
number, or the last four digits of the Social Security number with the same information
contained in the Department of Public Safety databasenew text begin. For applications received on election
day, this must be completed within three days after the county auditor or municipal clerk
has entered the information into the statewide voter registration system
new text end.

(d) The secretary of state shall provide a report to the county auditor on a weekly basis
that includes a list of voters whose name, date of birth, or identification number have been
compared with the same information in the Department of Public Safety database and cannot
be verified as provided in this subdivision. The report must list separately those voters who
have submitted a voter registration application by mail and have not voted in a federal
election in this statenew text begin. For the six days following an election, the secretary of state must
provide this report at least daily to county auditors and municipal clerks
new text end.

(e) The county auditor shall compile a list of voters for whom the county auditor and
the secretary of state are unable to conclude that information on the voter registration
application and the corresponding information in the Department of Public Safety database
relate to the same person.

(f) The county auditor shall send a notice of incomplete registration to any voter whose
name appears on the list and change the voter's status to "incomplete." A voter who receives
a notice of incomplete registration from the county auditor may either provide the information
required to complete the registration at least 21 days before the next election or at the polling
place on election day.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022, and applies to elections
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.121, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Postelection sampling.

(a) Within ten days after an election, the county auditor
shall send the notice required by subdivision 2 to a random sampling of the individuals
registered on election day. The random sampling shall be determined in accordance with
the rules of the secretary of state. As soon as practicable after the election, the county auditor
shall mail the notice required by subdivision 2 to all other individuals registered on election
day. If a notice is returned as not deliverable, the county auditor shall attempt to determine
the reason for the return. A county auditor who does not receive or obtain satisfactory proof
of an individual's eligibility to vote shall immediately notify the county attorney of all of
the relevant information. deleted text beginThedeleted text endnew text begin By February 15 of each year, thenew text end county auditor must notify
the secretary of state of the following informationnew text begin for each election held in the previous
year
new text end by each precinct:

(1) the total number of all notices that were returned as nondeliverable;

(2) the total number of nondeliverable notices that the county auditor was able to
determine the reason for the return along with the reason for each return; and

(3) the total number of individuals for whom the county auditor does not receive or
obtain satisfactory proof of an individual's eligibility to vote.

(b) By March 1 of every deleted text beginodd-numbereddeleted text end year, the secretary of state shall report to the
chair and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over
elections the following informationnew text begin for each election held in the previous yearnew text end by each
precinct and each county:

(1) the total number of all notices that were returned as nondeliverable;

(2) the total number of nondeliverable notices that a county auditor was able to determine
the reason for the return along with the reason for each return; and

(3) the total number of individuals for whom the county auditor does not receive or
obtain satisfactory proof of an individual's eligibility to vote.

Sec. 9.

new text begin [201.146] NOTICE OF CHALLENGE; CONTEST.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Notice of challenge. new text end

new text begin No later than seven days after changing the status
of a registrant in the statewide voter registration system pursuant to section 201.13,
subdivision 1, 201.14, or 201.145, the county auditor or municipal clerk must mail a notice
to the registrant. The notice must include, at a minimum, the following information:
new text end

new text begin (1) a statement that the voter's status was challenged or that a challenge was removed;
new text end

new text begin (2) the reason for the change;
new text end

new text begin (3) a copy of the information provided by the state agency or court that was the basis
for the change in status; and
new text end

new text begin (4) a description of the process to contest the change in status, as provided in subdivision
2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Contest. new text end

new text begin (a) An individual whose status was challenged in the statewide voter
registration system pursuant to section 201.13, subdivision 1, 201.14, or 201.145 has the
right to contest the challenge as provided in this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) To contest the challenge, the individual must file a contest petition with the named
entity. The petition must state the basis for the contest and provide any supporting
documentation. The individual may request a review meeting as part of the petition. The
meeting may be conducted by interactive video technology. The petition must be in a form
prescribed by the secretary of state.
new text end

new text begin (c) No later than seven days after receiving the contest petition, the named entity must
review the contest petition and any supporting documentation, as well as the data provided
to the secretary of state. If the individual requested a review meeting, the named entity must
schedule a meeting with the individual within 14 days after receiving the contest petition.
new text end

new text begin (d) After reviewing the required data, and after the review meeting if one occurred, the
named entity must determine whether the data is accurate or should be changed. If the named
entity determines that no change to the data is required, the named entity must notify the
individual. If the named entity determines that the data must be changed, the named entity
must promptly notify the individual and the secretary of state. Upon receiving the changed
data from the named entity, the secretary of state must promptly remove the challenged
status. If an individual disagrees with the decision of the named entity, the individual may
appeal to the district court.
new text end

new text begin (e) For purposes of this section, "named entity" means the entity listed in the notice as
required by subdivision 1, clause (3).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2021, and applies to individuals
who are challenged on or after that date, and applies to reports received by the secretary of
state on or after that date. The notices required by subdivision 1 must be sent to individuals
who are challenged in the statewide voter registration system pursuant to this section on or
after July 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.225, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Technology requirements.

An electronic roster must:

(1) be able to be loaded with a data file that includes voter registration data in a file
format prescribed by the secretary of state;

(2) allow for data to be exported in a file format prescribed by the secretary of state;

(3) allow for data to be entered manually or by scanning a Minnesota driver's license or
identification card to locate a voter record or populate a voter registration application that
would be printed and signed and dated by the voterdeleted text begin. The printed registration application
can be either a printed form, labels printed with voter information to be affixed to a preprinted
form, or a combination of both
deleted text endnew text begin and affixed to the provisional ballot envelopenew text end;

(4) allow an election judge to update data that was populated from a scanned driver's
license or identification card;

(5) cue an election judge to ask for and input data that is not populated from a scanned
driver's license or identification card that is otherwise required to be collected from the voter
or an election judge;

(6) immediately alert the election judge if the voter has provided information that indicates
that the voter is not eligible to vote;

(7) immediately alert the election judge if the electronic roster indicates that a voter has
already voted in that precinct, the voter's registration status is challenged, or it appears the
voter resides in a different precinct;

(8) provide immediate instructions on how to resolve a particular type of challenge when
a voter's record is challenged;

(9) provide for a printed voter signature certificate, containing the voter's name, address
of residence, date of birth, voter identification number, the oath required by section 204C.10,
and a space for the voter's original signature. The printed voter signature certificate can be
either a printed form or a label printed with the voter's information to be affixed to the oath;

(10) contain only preregistered voters within the precinct, and not contain preregistered
voter data on voters registered outside of the precinct;

(11) be only networked within the polling location on election day, except for the purpose
of updating absentee ballot records;

(12) meet minimum security, reliability, and networking standards established by the
Office of the Secretary of State in consultation with the Office of MN.IT Services;

(13) be capable of providing a voter's correct polling place; and

(14) perform any other functions necessary for the efficient and secure administration
of the participating election, as determined by the secretary of state.

Electronic rosters used only for election day registration do not need to comply with clauses
(1), (8), and (10). Electronic rosters used only for preregistered voter processing do not need
to comply with clauses (4) and (5).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022, and applies to elections
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 201.225, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Election day.

(a) Precincts may use electronic rosters for election day
registration, to process preregistered voters, or both. deleted text beginThe printed election day registration
applications must be reviewed when electronic records are processed in the statewide voter
registration system.
deleted text end The election judges shall determine the number of ballots to be counted
by counting the number of original voter signature certificates or the number of voter receipts.

(b) Each precinct using electronic rosters shall have a paper backup system approved
by the secretary of state present at the polling place to use in the event that the election
judges are unable to use the electronic roster.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022, and applies to elections
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.01, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Military.

"Military" means the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast
Guard or Merchant Marine of the United States, all other uniformed services as defined in
United States Code, title 52, section 20310, and military forces as defined by section 190.05,
subdivision 3
new text begin, or any eligible citizen of Minnesota enrolled as a student at the United States
Naval Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, the United States Merchant
Marine Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, or the United States Military
Academy
new text end.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Application procedures.

(a) Except as otherwise allowed by subdivision
2 or by section 203B.11, subdivision 4, an application for absentee ballots for any election
may be submitted at any time not less than one day before the day of that election. The
county auditor shall prepare absentee ballot application forms in the format provided by the
secretary of state and shall furnish them to any person on request. By January 1 of each
even-numbered year, the secretary of state shall make the forms to be used available to
auditors through electronic means. An application submitted pursuant to this subdivision
shall be in writing. An application may be submitted in person, by electronic facsimile
device, by electronic mail, or by mail to:

(1) the county auditor of the county where the applicant maintains residence; or

(2) the municipal clerk of the municipality, or school district if applicable, where the
applicant maintains residence.

For a federal, state, or county election, an absentee ballot application may alternatively be
submitted electronically through a secure website that shall be maintained by the secretary
of state for this purpose. Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the secretary of state must require
applicants using the website to submit the applicant's e-mail address and verifiable Minnesota
driver's license number, Minnesota state identification card number, or the last four digits
of the applicant's Social Security number.

An application submitted electronically under this paragraph may only be transmitted to
the county auditor for processing if the secretary of state has verified the application
information matches the information in a government database associated with the applicant's
driver's license number, state identification card number, or Social Security number. The
secretary of state must review all unverifiable applications for evidence of suspicious activity
and must forward any such application to an appropriate law enforcement agency for
investigation.

(b) An application shall be approved if it is timely received, signed and dated by the
applicant, contains the applicant's name and residence and mailing addresses, date of birth,
and at least one of the following:

(1) the applicant's Minnesota driver's license number;

(2) Minnesota state identification card number;

(3) the last four digits of the applicant's Social Security number; or

(4) a statement that the applicant does not have any of these numbers.

(c) To be approved, the application must contain an oath that the information contained
on the form is accurate, that the applicant is applying on the applicant's own behalf, and
that the applicant is signing the form under penalty of perjury.

(d) An applicant's full date of birth, Minnesota driver's license or state identification
number, and the last four digits of the applicant's Social Security number must not be made
available for public inspection. An application may be submitted to the county auditor or
municipal clerk by an electronic facsimile device. An application mailed or returned in
person to the county auditor or municipal clerk on behalf of a voter by a person other than
the voter must be deposited in the mail or returned in person to the county auditor or
municipal clerk within ten days after it has been dated by the voter and no later than six
days before the election. The absentee ballot applications or a list of persons applying for
an absentee ballot may not be made available for public inspection until the close of voting
on election day, except as authorized in section 203B.12new text begin, and must be available to the public
in the same manner as public information lists in section 201.091, subdivisions 4, 5, and 9
new text end.

(e) An application under this subdivision may contain an application under subdivision
5 to automatically receive an absentee ballot application.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.04, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Registration at time of application.

An eligible voter who is not registered
to vote but who is otherwise eligible to vote by absentee ballot may register by deleted text beginincludingdeleted text endnew text begin
submitting
new text end a completed voter registration application with the absentee ballot. deleted text beginThe individual
shall present proof of residence as required by section 201.061, subdivision 3, to the
individual who witnesses the marking of the absentee ballots
deleted text endnew text begin If the absentee ballot and voter
registration application are returned by mail, the voter registration must be placed into the
return envelope along with the signature envelope
new text end. A military voter, as defined in section
203B.01, may register in this manner if voting pursuant to sections 203B.04 to 203B.15, or
may register pursuant to sections 203B.16 to 203B.27.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022, and applies to elections
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Eligibility certificate.

A certificate of eligibility to vote by absentee ballot
shall be printed on the back of the return envelope. The certificate shall contain space for
the voter's Minnesota driver's license number, state identification number, or the last four
digits of the voter's Social Security number, or to indicate that the voter does not have one
of these numbers. The space must be designed to ensure that the voter provides the same
type of identification as provided on the voter's absentee ballot application for purposes of
comparison. The certificate must also contain a statement to be signed and sworn by the
voter indicating that the voter meets all of the requirements established by law for voting
by absentee ballot and space for a statement signed by a person who is registered to vote in
Minnesota or by a notary public or other individual authorized to administer oaths stating
that:

(1) the ballots were displayed to that individual unmarked;new text begin and
new text end

(2) the voter marked the ballots in that individual's presence without showing how they
were marked, or, if the voter was physically unable to mark them, that the voter directed
another individual to mark themdeleted text begin; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) if the voter was not previously registered, the voter has provided proof of residence
as required by section 201.061, subdivision 3
deleted text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022, and applies to elections
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.08, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Procedures on receipt of ballots.

new text begin(a) new text endWhen absentee ballots are returned to a
county auditor or municipal clerk, that official shall stamp or initial and date the return
envelope deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin. The county auditor must open the return envelope to determine if a voter
registration application is in the envelope. If a voter registration application is in the envelope,
the county auditor must remove the voter registration application. The county auditor must
reseal the return envelope, initial across the seal, and note that a voter registration application
was removed from the envelope. The county auditor must
new text end place deleted text beginitdeleted text endnew text begin all return envelopesnew text end in a
secure location with other return envelopes received by that officenew text begin. Except for voter
registration applications removed pursuant to this section, all contents of the return envelope
must remain in the return envelope until delivered to the ballot board
new text end.

new text begin (b) new text endWithin five days after receipt, the county auditor or municipal clerk shall deliver to
the ballot board all ballots received, except that during the 14 days immediately preceding
an election, the county auditor or municipal clerk shall deliver all ballots received to the
ballot board within three days. Ballots received on election day either (1) after 3:00 p.m.,
if delivered in person; or (2) after 8:00 p.m., if delivered by mail or a package delivery
service, shall be marked as received late by the county auditor or municipal clerk, and must
not be delivered to the ballot board.

new text begin (c) Upon removing the voter registration application as required by paragraph (a), the
county auditor must immediately process the voter registration application as provided in
section 201.121, subdivisions 1 and 2.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022, and applies to elections
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.081, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Location; timing.

An eligible voter may vote by absentee ballot in the
office of the county auditor and at any other polling place designated by the county auditor
during the 46 days before the election, except as provided in this section.new text begin Any other polling
place designated by the county auditor pursuant to this section must be at a precinct polling
place designated pursuant to section 204B.16. Where the county auditor administers absentee
voting, all polling places must be open for in-person absentee voting for the entire absentee
voting period during the same days and hours as the office of the county auditor is open for
in-person absentee voting. Where a municipal clerk has been designated to administer
absentee voting pursuant to section 203B.05, all polling places designated within the
municipality must be open for in-person absentee voting for the entire absentee voting period
during the regular business hours for the municipal clerk's office.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.081, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Town elections.

Voters casting absentee ballots in person for a town election
held in March may do so during the 30 days before the election. deleted text beginThe county auditor shall
make such designations at least 14 weeks before the election.
deleted text end At least one voting booth in
each polling place must be made available by the county auditor for this purpose. The county
auditor must also make available at least one electronic ballot marker in each polling place
that has implemented a voting system that is accessible for individuals with disabilities
pursuant to section 206.57, subdivision 5.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.081, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Alternative procedure.

(a) The county auditor may make available a ballot
counter and ballot box for use by deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin preregisterednew text end voters during the seven days before the
election. If a ballot counter and ballot box is provided, a voter must be given the option
either (1) to vote using the process provided in section 203B.08, subdivision 1, or (2) to
vote in the manner provided in this subdivision.

(b) If a voter chooses to vote in the manner provided in this subdivision, the voter must
state the voter's name, address, and date of birth to the county auditor or municipal clerk.
The voter shall sign a voter's certificate, which must include the voter's name, identification
number, and the certification required by section 201.071, subdivision 1. The signature of
an individual on the voter's certificate and the issuance of a ballot to the individual is evidence
of the intent of the individual to vote at that election.

(c) After signing the voter's certificate, the voter shall be issued a ballot and immediately
retire to a voting station or other designated location in the polling place to mark the ballot.
The ballot must not be taken from the polling place. If the voter spoils the ballot, the voter
may return it to the election official in exchange for a new ballot. After completing the
ballot, the voter shall deposit the ballot into the ballot box.

(d) The election official must immediately record that the voter has voted in the manner
provided in section 203B.121, subdivision 3.

(e) The election duties required by this subdivision must be performed by the county
auditor, municipal clerk, or a deputy of the auditor or clerk.

new text begin (f) If a person is not preregistered to vote, the person must not be allowed to cast an
absentee ballot using the alternative procedure authorized by this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022, and applies to elections
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.12, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Names of persons; rejected absentee ballots.

The names of voters who have
submitted an absentee ballot to the county auditor or municipal clerk that has not been
accepted may not be made available for public inspection until the close of voting on election
day.

new text begin After the close of voting on election day, the lists must be available to the public in the
same manner as public information lists in section 201.091, subdivisions 4, 5, and 9.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.121, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Duties of ballot board; absentee ballots.

(a) The members of the ballot board
shall take possession of all deleted text beginreturndeleted text endnew text begin signaturenew text end envelopes delivered to them in accordance with
section 203B.08. Upon receipt from the county auditor, municipal clerk, or school district
clerk, two or more members of the ballot board shall examine each deleted text beginreturndeleted text endnew text begin signaturenew text end envelope
and shall mark it accepted or rejected in the manner provided in this subdivision. Election
judges performing the duties in this section must be of different major political parties,
unless they are exempt from that requirement under section 205.075, subdivision 4, or
section 205A.10, subdivision 2.

(b) The members of the ballot board shall mark the deleted text beginreturndeleted text endnew text begin signaturenew text end envelope "Accepted"
and initial or sign the deleted text beginreturndeleted text endnew text begin signaturenew text end envelope below the word "Accepted" if a majority
of the members of the ballot board examining the envelope are satisfied that:

(1) the voter's name and address on the deleted text beginreturndeleted text endnew text begin signaturenew text end envelope are the same as the
information provided on the absentee ballot application;

(2) the voter signed the certification on the envelope;

(3) the voter's Minnesota driver's license, state identification number, or the last four
digits of the voter's Social Security number are the same as a number on the voter's absentee
ballot application or voter record. If the number does not match, the election judges must
compare the signature provided by the applicant to determine whether the ballots were
returned by the same person to whom they were transmitted;

(4) the voter is registered and eligible to vote in the precinct deleted text beginor has included a properly
completed voter registration application in the return envelope
deleted text end;

(5) the certificate has been completed as prescribed in the directions for casting an
absentee ballot; and

(6) the voter has not already voted at that election, either in person or, if it is after the
close of business on the seventh day before the election, by absentee ballot.

The deleted text beginreturndeleted text endnew text begin signaturenew text end envelope from accepted ballots must be preserved and returned to
the county auditor.

(c)(1) If a majority of the members of the ballot board examining a deleted text beginreturndeleted text endnew text begin signaturenew text end
envelope find that an absentee voter has failed to meet one of the requirements provided in
paragraph (b), they shall mark the deleted text beginreturndeleted text end new text beginsignature new text endenvelope "Rejected," initial or sign it
below the word "Rejected," list the reason for the rejection on the envelope, and return it
to the county auditor. There is no other reason for rejecting an absentee ballot beyond those
permitted by this section. Failure to place the ballot within the deleted text beginsecuritydeleted text endnew text begin secrecynew text end envelope
before placing it in the outer white envelope is not a reason to reject an absentee ballot.

(2) If an envelope has been rejected at least five days before the election, the envelope
must remain sealed and the official in charge of the ballot board shall provide the voter with
a replacement absentee ballot and deleted text beginreturndeleted text endnew text begin signaturenew text end envelope in place of the rejected ballot.

(3) If an envelope is rejected within five days of the election, the envelope must remain
sealed and the official in charge of the ballot board must attempt to contact the voter by
telephone or e-mail to notify the voter that the voter's ballot has been rejected. The official
must document the attempts made to contact the voter.

(d) The official in charge of the absentee ballot board must mail the voter a written notice
of absentee ballot rejection between six and ten weeks following the election. If the official
determines that the voter has otherwise cast a ballot in the election, no notice is required.
If an absentee ballot arrives after the deadline for submission provided by this chapter, the
notice must be provided between six to ten weeks after receipt of the ballot. A notice of
absentee ballot rejection must contain the following information:

(1) the date on which the absentee ballot was rejected or, if the ballot was received after
the required deadline for submission, the date on which the ballot was received;

(2) the reason for rejection; and

(3) the name of the appropriate election official to whom the voter may direct further
questions, along with appropriate contact information.

(e) An absentee ballot deleted text beginreturndeleted text endnew text begin signaturenew text end envelope marked "Rejected" may not be opened
or subject to further review except in an election contest filed pursuant to chapter 209.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022, and applies to elections
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.121, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Opening of envelopes.

After the close of business on the seventh day before
the election, the ballots from deleted text beginreturndeleted text endnew text begin secrecynew text end envelopesnew text begin within the signature envelopesnew text end marked
"Accepted" may be opened, duplicated as needed in the manner provided in section 206.86,
subdivision 5
, initialed by the members of the ballot board, and deposited in the appropriate
ballot box. If more than one voted ballot is enclosed in the ballot envelope, the ballots must
be returned in the manner provided by section 204C.25 for return of spoiled ballots, and
may not be counted.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 203B.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Check of voter eligibility; proper execution of certificate.

Upon receipt
of an absentee ballot returned as provided in sections 203B.16 to 203B.27, the election
judges shall compare the voter's name with the names recorded under section 203B.19 in
the statewide registration system to insure that the ballot is from a voter eligible to cast an
absentee ballot under sections 203B.16 to 203B.27. The election judges shall mark the deleted text beginreturndeleted text endnew text begin
signature
new text end envelope "Accepted" and initial or sign the deleted text beginreturndeleted text endnew text begin signaturenew text end envelope below the
word "Accepted" if the election judges are satisfied that:

(1) the voter's namenew text begin and addressnew text end on the deleted text beginreturndeleted text endnew text begin signaturenew text end envelope appears in substantially
the same form as on the application records provided to the election judges by the county
auditor;

(2) the voter has signed the federal oath prescribed pursuant to section 705(b)(2) of the
Help America Vote Act, Public Law 107-252;

(3) the voter has set forth the same voter's passport number, or Minnesota driver's license
or state identification card number, or the last four digits of the voter's Social Security
number as submitted on the application, if the voter has one of these documents;

(4) the voter is not known to have died; and

(5) the voter has not already voted at that election, either in person or by absentee ballot.

If the identification number described in clause (3) does not match the number as
submitted on the application, the election judges must make a reasonable effort to satisfy
themselves through other information provided by the applicant, or by an individual
authorized to apply on behalf of the voter, that the ballots were returned by the same person
to whom the ballots were transmitted.

An absentee ballot cast pursuant to sections 203B.16 to 203B.27 may only be rejected
for the lack of one of clauses (1) to (5). In particular, failure to place the ballot within the
deleted text begin securitydeleted text endnew text begin secrecynew text end envelope before placing it in the outer white envelope is not a reason to
reject an absentee ballot.

Election judges must note the reason for rejection on the back of the envelope in the
space provided for that purpose.

Failure to return unused ballots shall not invalidate a marked ballot, but a ballot shall
not be counted if the certificate on the return envelope is not properly executed. In all other
respects the provisions of the Minnesota Election Law governing deposit and counting of
ballots shall apply. Notwithstanding other provisions of this section, the counting of the
absentee ballot of a deceased voter does not invalidate the election.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204B.09, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Write-in candidates.

(a) A candidate for county, state, or federal office who
wants write-in votes for the candidate to be counted must file a written request with the
filing office for the office sought not more than 84 days before the primary and no later
than the seventh day before the general election. The filing officer shall provide copies of
the form to make the request. deleted text beginNodeleted text endnew text begin The filing officer shall not accept anew text end written request deleted text beginshall
be accepted
deleted text end later than 5:00 p.m. on the last day for filing a written request.

(b) A candidate for president of the United States who files a request under this
subdivision must deleted text begininclude the name of a candidate for vice president of the United States.deleted text endnew text begin
file jointly with another individual seeking nomination as a candidate for vice president of
the United States. A candidate for vice president of the United States who files a request
under this subdivision must file jointly with another individual seeking nomination as a
candidate for president of the United States.
new text end The request must also include the name of at
least one candidate for presidential elector. The total number of names of candidates for
presidential elector on the request may not exceed the total number of electoral votes to be
cast by Minnesota in the presidential election.

(c) A candidate for governor who files a request under this subdivision must deleted text begininclude the
name of a candidate for lieutenant governor.
deleted text endnew text begin file jointly with another individual seeking
nomination as a candidate for lieutenant governor. A candidate for lieutenant governor who
files a request under this subdivision must file jointly with another individual seeking
nomination as a candidate for governor.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204B.14, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Boundary changes; prohibitions; exception.

new text begin(a) new text endNotwithstanding other law
or charter provisions to the contrary, during the period from January 1 in any year ending
in zero to the time when the legislature has been redistricted in a year ending in one or two,
no changes may be made in the boundaries of any election precinct except as provided in
this subdivision.

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end If a city annexes an unincorporated area located in the same county as the city
and adjacent to the corporate boundary, the annexed area may be included in an election
precinct immediately adjacent to it.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end A municipality or county may establish new election precincts lying entirely
within the boundaries of any existing precinct and shall assign names to the new precincts
which include the name of the former precinct.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Precinct boundaries in a city of the first class electing council members by wards
may be reestablished within four weeks of the adoption of ward boundaries in a year ending
in one, as provided in section 204B.135, subdivision 1.new text begin If precinct boundaries are
reestablished in a year ending in one, the city council must designate polling places for each
election precinct pursuant to section 204B.16, subdivision 1, within 30 days establishing
precinct boundaries. The polling place designations are effective for the year ending in one.
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end Precinct boundaries must be reestablished within 60 days of the time when the
legislature has been redistricted, or at least 19 weeks before the state primary election in a
year ending in two, whichever comes first. new text beginThe governing body of each municipality and
of each county with precincts in unorganized territory must designate polling places for
each election precinct pursuant to section 204B.16, subdivision 1, within 30 days of
establishing precinct boundaries or at least 19 weeks before the state primary election in a
year ending in two, whichever comes first.
new text endThe adoption of reestablished precinct boundaries
new text begin and polling places new text endbecomes effective on the date of the state primary election in the year
ending in two.

new text begin (f) new text endPrecincts must be arranged so that no precinct lies in more than one legislative or
congressional district.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204B.16, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authority; location.

By December 31 of each year, the governing body
of each municipality and of each county with precincts in unorganized territory must
designate by ordinance or resolution a polling place for each election precinct. The polling
places designated in the ordinance or resolution are the polling places for the following
calendar year, unless a change is made:

(1) pursuant to section 204B.175;

(2) because a polling place has become unavailable; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(3) because a township designates one location for all state and federal elections and
one location for all township only electionsnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (4) pursuant to section 204B.14, subdivision 3new text end.

new text begin (b) new text endPolling places must be designated and ballots must be distributed so that no one is
required to go to more than one polling place to vote in a school district and municipal
election held on the same day. The polling place for a precinct in a city or in a school district
located in whole or in part in the metropolitan area defined by section 200.02, subdivision
24
, shall be located within the boundaries of the precinct or within one mile of one of those
boundaries unless a single polling place is designated for a city pursuant to section 204B.14,
subdivision 2
, or a school district pursuant to section 205A.11. The polling place for a
precinct in unorganized territory may be located outside the precinct at a place which is
convenient to the voters of the precinct. If no suitable place is available within a town or
within a school district located outside the metropolitan area defined by section 200.02,
subdivision 24
, then the polling place for a town or school district may be located outside
the town or school district within five miles of one of the boundaries of the town or school
district.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204B.21, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Election judge list; party affiliation. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding section 13.43, the
municipal clerk or county auditor must submit to the secretary of state a list of each person
who served as an election judge for an election. The list must be submitted to the secretary
of state within 14 days after an election. The list must include the following information
for each election judge:
new text end

new text begin (1) name;
new text end

new text begin (2) address;
new text end

new text begin (3) whether the election judge was appointed from a list provided by a major political
party or from another source; if the election judge was appointed from another source, the
list must include a description of that source; and
new text end

new text begin (4) whether the election judge was affiliated with a major political party and, if so, which
party.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding section 13.43, the secretary of state must provide a list of politically
affiliated election judges to the chair of the respective major political party. The lists must
be provided to the chairs between 14 and 21 days after an election. The information on the
lists must be used only for purposes related to elections or political activity.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204B.36, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Candidates and offices.

The name of each candidate shall be printed at a right
angle to the length of the ballot. At a general election the name of the political party or the
political principle of each candidate for partisan office shall be printed above or below the
name of the candidate. The name of a political party or a political principle shall be printed
in capital and lowercase letters of the same type, with the capital letters at least one-half the
height of the capital letters used for names of the candidates. At a generalnew text begin or specialnew text end election,
blank lines containing the words "write-in, if any" shall be printed below the name of the
last candidate for each office, or below the title of the office if no candidate has filed for
that office, so that a voter may write in the names of individuals whose names are not on
the ballot. One blank line shall be printed for each officer of that kind to be elected. At a
primary election, no blank lines shall be provided for writing in the names of individuals
whose names do not appear on the primary ballot.

On the left side of the ballot at the same level with the name of each candidate and each
blank line shall be printed an oval or similar target shape in which the voter may designate
a vote by filling in the oval or similar mark if a different target shape is used. Each oval or
target shape shall be the same size. Above the first name on each ballot shall be instructions
for voting. Directly underneath the official title of each office shall be printed the words
"Vote for one" or "Vote for up to ..." (any greater number to be elected).

Sec. 29.

new text begin [204B.50] RANKED-CHOICE VOTING; PROHIBITION.
new text end

new text begin (a) The following political subdivisions may not adopt or enforce in any manner a rule,
resolution, charter provision, or ordinance establishing ranked-choice voting as a method
of voting, or any voting method similar to ranked-choice voting, for local offices within the
political subdivision:
new text end

new text begin (1) home rule charter or statutory cities;
new text end

new text begin (2) counties;
new text end

new text begin (3) townships; and
new text end

new text begin (4) school districts.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "ranked-choice voting" means any election method in
which a voter ranks or assigns a numerical value to candidates for an office in order of the
voter's preference.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any rule, resolution, charter provision, or ordinance inconsistent with this section is
void.
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 elections on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204C.05, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Elections; organized town.

The governing body of a town with less than 500
inhabitants according to the most recent federal decennial census, which is located outside
the metropolitan area as defined in section 200.02, subdivision 24, may fix a later time for
voting to begin at state primary, special, or general elections, if approved by a vote of the
town electors at the annual town meeting. The question of shorter voting hours must be
included in the notice of the annual town meeting before the question may be submitted to
the electors at the meeting. The later time may not be later than 10:00 a.m. for special,
primary, or general elections. The town clerk shall either post or publish notice of the
changed hours and notify the county auditor new text beginand the secretary of state new text endof the change 30 days
before the election.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204C.05, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

Elections; unorganized territory.

An unorganized territory or unorganized
territories which constitute a voting district may have shorter voting hours if at least 20
percent of the registered voters residing in the voting district sign a petition for shorter hours
and present it to the county auditornew text begin and secretary of state at least 30 days before the electionnew text end.
The later time may not be later than 10:00 a.m. for special, primary, or general elections.
The county auditor shall either post or publish notice of the changed hours, within the voting
district, 30 days before the election.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204C.10, is amended to read:


204C.10 POLLING PLACE ROSTER; VOTER SIGNATURE CERTIFICATE;
VOTER RECEIPT.

(a) An individual seeking to vote shall sign a polling place roster or voter signature
certificate which states that the individual is at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United
States, has resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding the election, maintains
residence at the address shown, is not under a guardianship in which the court order revokes
the individual's right to vote, has not been found by a court of law to be legally incompetent
to vote or has the right to vote because, if the individual was convicted of a felony, the
felony sentence has expired or been completed or the individual has been discharged from
the sentence, is registered and has not already voted in the election. The roster must also
state: "I understand that deliberately providing false information is a felony punishable by
not more than five years imprisonment and a fine of not more than $10,000, or both."

(b) At the presidential nomination primary, the polling place roster must also state: "I
am in general agreement with the principles of the party for whose candidate I intend to
vote." This statement must appear separately from the statements required in paragraph (a).
The felony penalty provided for in paragraph (a) does not apply to this paragraph.

(c) deleted text beginA judge may,deleted text end Before the applicant signs the roster or voter signature certificate, new text beginan
election judge must
new text endconfirm the applicant's name, address, and date of birth.new text beginIf the voter's
registration status is challenged, the voter must not be allowed to sign the polling place
roster or a voter signature certificate, but must be allowed to cast an administrative challenged
ballot or a verification challenged ballot pursuant to section 204C.136. A voter must be
allowed to cast an administrative challenged ballot if the basis of the challenge is:
new text end

new text begin (1) based on a death reported by the commissioner of health;
new text end

new text begin (2) a name change recorded with a court in state;
new text end

new text begin (3) a Minnesota court order revoking the person's right to vote or where the court has
found the person to be legally incompetent to vote;
new text end

new text begin (4) a felony conviction; or
new text end

new text begin (5) a temporary lawful status in the county based on a person's driver's license status.
new text end

new text begin A voter must be allowed to cast a verification challenged ballot if the challenge is for any
other reason.
new text end

(d) After the applicant signs the roster or voter signature certificate, the judge shall give
the applicant a voter's receipt. The voter shall deliver the voter's receipt to the judge in
charge of ballots as proof of the voter's right to vote, and thereupon the judge shall hand to
the voter the ballot. The voters' receipts must be maintained during the time for notice of
filing an election contest.

(e) deleted text beginWhenever a challenged status appears on the polling place roster,deleted text endnew text begin If a voter has a
challenged status in the statewide voter registration system at the time the roster was prepared,
the voter's challenged status must be indicated on the roster. The roster must also include
the basis for the challenge.
new text end An election judge must ensure that the challenge is concealed
or hidden from the view of any voter other than the voter whose status is challenged.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022, and applies to elections
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 204C.12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Statement of grounds; oath.

A challenger must be a resident of this state. The
secretary of state shall prepare a form that challengers must complete and sign when making
a challenge. The form must include space to state the ground for the challenge, a statement
that the challenge is based on the challenger's personal knowledge, and a statement that the
challenge is made under oath. The form must include a space for the challenger's printed
name, signature, telephone number, and address.

deleted text begin An election judge shall administer to the challenged individual the following oath:
deleted text end

deleted text begin "Do you solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will fully and truly answer all questions
put to you concerning your eligibility to vote at this election?"
deleted text end

deleted text begin The election judge shall then ask the challenged individual sufficient questions to test
that individual's residence and right to vote.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022, and applies to elections
on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 34.

new text begin [204C.135] PROVISIONAL BALLOTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Casting provisional ballots. new text end

new text begin (a) A voter who registered on election day
pursuant to section 201.061, subdivision 3, is entitled to cast a provisional ballot.
new text end

new text begin (b) A voter seeking to cast a provisional ballot must sign a provisional ballot roster or
a provisional voter signature certificate and complete a voter registration application. The
voter registration application may be completed by an electronic roster and affixed to the
provisional ballot envelope. The voter must also swear or affirm in writing that the voter is
eligible to vote, has not voted previously in the same election, and meets the criteria for
registering to vote in the precinct in which the voter appears.
new text end

new text begin (c) Once the voter has completed the provisional ballot envelope, the voter must be
allowed to cast a provisional ballot. The provisional ballot must be in the same form as the
official ballot available in the precinct on election day. A completed provisional ballot shall
be sealed in a secrecy envelope. The secrecy envelope shall be sealed inside the voter's
provisional ballot envelope and deposited by the voter in a secure, sealed provisional ballot
box. Completed provisional ballots must not be combined with other voted ballots in the
polling place.
new text end

new text begin (d) The secretary of state must prescribe the form of the secrecy and provisional ballot
envelopes. The provisional ballot envelope must be a color other than that provided for
absentee ballot envelopes or challenged ballot envelopes and must be prominently labeled
"Provisional Ballot Envelope."
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new text begin (e) Provisional ballots and related documentation shall be delivered to and securely
maintained by the county auditor or municipal clerk in the same manner as required for
other election materials under sections 204C.27 and 204C.28.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Accepting or rejecting provisional ballot envelopes. new text end

new text begin (a) Within seven days
after the election, two or more election judges that are affiliated with different major political
parties must process each applicant's registration application as provided by section 201.121,
subdivisions 1 and 2. If more than two election judges are processing registration applications,
the party balance requirements of section 204B.19, subdivision 5, apply. All election judges
processing voter registration applications must have a major political party affiliation. If
the applicant is registered to vote, then the election judges must determine if the voter's
status is challenged in the statewide voter registration system. If the voter's status is
challenged, the provisional ballot must not be accepted but must be processed as a challenged
ballot as provided in section 204C.136, subdivision 2. If the ballot will be treated as a
verification challenged ballot, the election judges must attempt to contact the voter to inform
the voter they must appear in-person to prove their eligibility to vote before their ballot will
be counted. If the applicant is registered to vote and the voter's status is not challenged in
the statewide voter registration system, that voter's provisional ballot envelope must be
accepted. The election judges must mark the provisional ballot envelope "Accepted" and
initial or sign the envelope below the word "Accepted." If the applicant is not registered to
vote, the provisional ballot envelope must be rejected. If a provisional ballot envelope is
rejected, the election judges must mark the provisional ballot envelope "Rejected," initial
or sign it below the word "Rejected," and list the reason for rejection on the envelope. The
election judges must promptly record in the statewide voter registration system that a voter's
provisional ballot envelope has been accepted or rejected.
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new text begin (b) The county auditor or municipal clerk must mail the voter a written notice of
provisional ballot rejection between six and ten weeks following the election. The notice
must include the reason for rejection and the name of the appropriate election official to
whom the voter may direct further questions, along with appropriate contact information.
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new text begin (c) A provisional ballot envelope marked "Rejected" may not be opened or subject to
further review except in an election contest filed pursuant to chapter 209.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Provisional ballots; reconciliation. new text end

new text begin On the seventh day after the election and
prior to counting any provisional ballots in the final vote totals from a precinct, the two or
more election judges that are affiliated with different major political parties must verify that
the number of signatures appearing on the provisional ballot roster from that precinct is
equal to or greater than the number of provisional ballots submitted by voters in the precinct
on election day. If more than two election judges are reconciling ballots, the party balance
requirements of section 204B.19, subdivision 5, apply. All election judges must have a
major political party affiliation. Any discrepancy must be resolved before the provisional
ballots from the precinct may be counted. Excess provisional ballots must be randomly
withdrawn from the accepted provisional ballots in the manner required by section 204C.20,
subdivision 2.
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