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1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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A bill for an act
relating to government operations; appropriating money for the general
legislative and administrative expenses of state government; raising fees;
regulating state and local government operations; modifying provisions related
to public employment; providing for automatic voter registration; abolishing the
Department of Employee Relations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections
4.035, subdivision 3; 5.12, subdivision 1; 15.06, subdivisions 2, 8; 15B.17,
subdivision 1; 16A.1286, subdivision 2; 16B.03; 16C.08, subdivision 2; 43A.02,
by adding a subdivision; 43A.03, subdivision 3; 43A.08, subdivisions 1, 2a;
43A.24, subdivision 1; 43A.346, subdivision 1; 45.013; 84.01, subdivision 3;
116.03, subdivision 1; 116J.01, subdivision 5; 116J.035, subdivision 4; 174.02,
subdivision 2; 201.12; 201.13, subdivision 3; 201.161; 241.01, subdivision
2; 270B.14, by adding a subdivision; 302A.821, subdivision 4; 321.0206;
336.1-110; 336.9-525; 517.08, subdivisions 1b, 1c; Laws 2005, First Special
Session chapter 1, article 4, section 121; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections
43A.03, subdivision 4; 43A.08, subdivision 1b; Laws 2006, chapter 253, section
22.

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

ARTICLE 1

STATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text begin SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
in this article.
new text end

new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 303,275,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 311,133,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 614,408,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 1,825,000
new text end
new text begin 1,869,000
new text end
new text begin 3,694,000
new text end
new text begin State Government Special
Revenue
new text end
new text begin 6,849,000
new text end
new text begin 2,124,000
new text end
new text begin 10,700,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 443,000
new text end
new text begin 450,000
new text end
new text begin 893,000
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
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 4,005,000
new text end
new text begin 3,851,000
new text end
new text begin 7,856,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Tax
Distribution
new text end
new text begin 2,143,000
new text end
new text begin 2,190,000
new text end
new text begin 4,333,000
new text end
new text begin Workers' Compensation
new text end
new text begin 7,640,000
new text end
new text begin 7,350,000
new text end
new text begin 14,990,000
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 324,544,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 329,217,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 653,761,000
new text end

Sec. 2. 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 "2008" and "2009" used in this article mean that the
appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, or
June 30, 2009, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2008. "The second year" is fiscal
year 2009. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2008 and 2009. Appropriations for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2007, are effective the day following final enactment.
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 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

Sec. 3. 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 66,293,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 67,852,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 66,165,000
new text end
new text begin 67,724,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 128,000
new text end
new text begin 128,000
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 23,158,000
new text end
new text begin 23,677,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin House of Representatives
new text end

new text begin 28,467,000
new text end
new text begin 29,167,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Legislative Coordinating Commission
new text end

new text begin 14,668,000
new text end
new text begin 15,008,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 14,540,000
new text end
new text begin 14,880,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 128,000
new text end
new text begin 128,000
new text end

new text begin $360,000 the first year and $360,000 the
second year are for public information
television, Internet, Intranet, and other
transmission of legislative activities. At
least one-half of those amounts must go for
programming to be broadcast and transmitted
to rural Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin $5,188,000 the first year and $5,316,000 the
second year are for the Office of the Revisor
of Statutes.
new text end

new text begin $1,182,000 the first year and $1,211,000 the
second year are for the Legislative Reference
Library.
new text end

new text begin $5,587,000 the first year and $5,721,000
the second year are for the Office of the
Legislative Auditor.
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for completing the study of
state budget trends in article 2, section 35.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginGOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,687,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,793,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is to fund the offices of
the governor and lieutenant governor.
new text end

new text begin $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 By September 1 of each year, the
commissioner of finance shall report to
the chairs of the senate Governmental
Operations Budget Division and the house
State Government Finance Division any
personnel costs incurred by the Office 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 of the divisions before initiating any
interagency agreements.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginSTATE AUDITOR
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,234,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,220,000
new text end

new text begin $484,000 the first year and $244,000 the
second year are for staff retention.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginATTORNEY GENERAL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,857,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 26,867,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 23,743,000
new text end
new text begin 24,748,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 1,719,000
new text end
new text begin 1,724,000
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. 7. new text beginSECRETARY OF STATE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,989,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,439,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 6,145,000
new text end
new text begin 6,439,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 2,844,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin $2,844,000 the first year is appropriated from
the Help America Vote Act account for the
purposes and uses authorized by federal law.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2009.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Laws 2005, chapter 162,
section 34, subdivision 7, any balance
remaining in the Help America Vote Act
account after previous appropriations and the
appropriations in this section is appropriated
to the secretary of state for the purposes of
the account. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2011.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 each year is for the safe at home
program.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginCAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC
DISCLOSURE BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 714,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 734,000
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginINVESTMENT BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 151,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 151,000
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginOFFICE OF ENTERPRISE
TECHNOLOGY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,680,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,755,000
new text end

new text begin $3,910,000 the first year and $3,915,000
the second year are for information
technology security. The base appropriation
is $4,675,000 in fiscal year 2010 and
$4,675,000 in fiscal year 2011.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,810,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,528,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 270,000
new text end
new text begin 278,000
new text end
new text begin Workers'
Compensation
new text end
new text begin 7,540,000
new text end
new text begin 7,250,000
new text end

Sec. 12. 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 21,067,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 21,538,000
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 State Facilities Services
new text end

new text begin 11,176,000
new text end
new text begin 11,412,000
new text end

new text begin $7,888,000 the first year and $7,888,000 the
second year are for office space costs of the
legislature and veterans organizations, for
ceremonial space, and for statutorily free
space.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State and Community Services
new text end

new text begin 3,072,000
new text end
new text begin 3,252,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $60,000 the first year and $240,000 the
second year are to fund activities to prepare
for and promote the 2010 census. Base
funding for this activity is $260,000 in fiscal
year 2010 and $180,000 in fiscal year 2011.
new text end

new text begin (b) $805,000 the first year and $805,000 the
second year are for the Land Management
Information Center.
new text end

new text begin (c) $196,000 the first year and $196,000 the
second year are for the Office of the State
Archaeologist.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Administrative Management Services
new text end

new text begin 4,614,000
new text end
new text begin 4,669,000
new text end

new text begin $74,000 the first year and $74,000 the second
year are for the Developmental Disabilities
Council.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Public Broadcasting
new text end

new text begin 2,205,000
new text end
new text begin 2,205,000
new text end

new text begin $1,411,000 the first year and $1,411,000
the second year are for matching grants for
public television.
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the first year and $200,000
the second year are for public television
equipment grants.
new text end

new text begin Equipment or matching grant allocations
shall be made after considering the
recommendations of the Minnesota Public
Television Association.
new text end

new text begin $17,000 the first year and $17,000 the second
year are for grants to the Twin Cities regional
cable channel.
new text end

new text begin $287,000 the first year and $287,000 the
second year are for community service
grants and $100,000 each year is for
equipment grants to public educational radio
stations. The grants must be allocated after
considering the recommendations of the
Association of Minnesota Public Educational
Radio Stations under Minnesota Statutes,
section 129D.14.
new text end

new text begin $190,000 the first year and $190,000 the
second year are for equipment grants to
Minnesota Public Radio, Inc.
new text end

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

Sec. 13. new text beginCAPITOL AREA
ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING
BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 307,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 319,000
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginFINANCE
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 15,229,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,664,000
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 State Financial Management
new text end

new text begin 8,692,000
new text end
new text begin 8,945,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Information and Management
Services
new text end

new text begin 6,537,000
new text end
new text begin 6,719,000
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginEMPLOYEE RELATIONS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,657,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,613,000
new text end

Sec. 16. 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 115,731,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 120,186,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 111,593,000
new text end
new text begin 115,950,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 1,697,000
new text end
new text begin 1,741,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Tax
Distribution
new text end
new text begin 2,143,000
new text end
new text begin 2,190,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 298,000
new text end
new text begin 305,000
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 Tax System Management
new text end

new text begin 96,244,000
new text end
new text begin 99,480,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 92,106,000
new text end
new text begin 95,244,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 1,697,000
new text end
new text begin 1,741,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Tax
Distribution
new text end
new text begin 2,143,000
new text end
new text begin 2,190,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 298,000
new text end
new text begin 305,000
new text end

new text begin $5,955,000 the first year and $6,852,000
the second year are for additional activities
to identify and collect tax liabilities from
individuals and businesses that currently do
not pay all taxes owed. This initiative is
expected to result in new general revenues of
$41,200,000 for the biennium ending June
30, 2009.
new text end

new text begin The department must report to the chairs of
the house of representatives Ways and Means
and senate Finance Committees by March 1,
2008, and January 15, 2009, on the following
performance indicators:
new text end

new text begin (1) the number of corporations noncompliant
with the corporate tax system each year and
the percentage and dollar amounts of valid
tax liabilities collected;
new text end

new text begin (2) the number of businesses noncompliant
with the sales and use tax system and the
percentage and dollar amount of the valid tax
liabilities collected; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the number of individual noncompliant
cases resolved and the percentage and dollar
amounts of valid tax liabilities collected.
new text end

new text begin The reports must also identify base-level
expenditures and staff positions related to
compliance and audit activities, including
baseline information as of January 1, 2006.
The information must be provided at the
budget activity level.
new text end

new text begin $30,000 the first year and $30,000 the second
year are for preparation of the income tax
sample.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Accounts Receivable Management
new text end

new text begin 19,487,000
new text end
new text begin 20,706,000
new text end

new text begin $875,000 the first year and $1,555,000 the
second year are for additional activities
to identify and collect tax liabilities from
individuals and businesses that currently do
not pay all taxes owed. This initiative is
expected to result in new general revenues of
$30,000,000 for the biennium ending June
30, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginGAMBLING CONTROL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,875,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,952,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are from the lawful
gambling regulation account in the special
revenue fund.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginRACING COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,130,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 899,000
new text end

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

new text begin (b) $295,000 the first year and $64,000 the
second year and thereafter are for information
technology improvements implemented in
consultation with the Office of Enterprise
Technology.
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginSTATE LOTTERY
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
349A.10, the operating budget must not
exceed $27,378,000 in fiscal year 2008 and
$28,141,000 in fiscal year 2009.
new text end

Sec. 20. 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 To be spent by the commissioner of finance.
new text end

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

Sec. 21. 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 1,608,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,649,000
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 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. 2. new text end

new text begin Legislators
new text end

new text begin 1,170,000
new text end
new text begin 1,200,000
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 Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Constitutional Officers
new text end

new text begin 438,000
new text end
new text begin 449,000
new text end

new text begin Under Minnesota Statutes, section 352C.001.
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginMINNEAPOLIS EMPLOYEES
RETIREMENT FUND
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,000,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,000,000
new text end

new text begin These amounts are estimated to be needed
under Minnesota Statutes, section 422A.101,
subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 23. new text beginTEACHERS RETIREMENT
ASSOCIATION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,800,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,800,000
new text end

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

new text begin (a) Special direct state aid to first class city
teachers retirement funds authorized under
Minnesota Statutes, section 354A.12, subdivisions
3a and 3c.
new text end
new text begin 13,300,000
new text end
new text begin 13,300,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Special direct state matching aid to
Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund
Association authorized under Minnesota Statutes,
section 354A.12, subdivision 3b.
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end

Sec. 24. new text beginST. PAUL TEACHERS
RETIREMENT FUND
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,967,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,967,000
new text end

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

Sec. 25. new text beginAMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 303,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 306,000
new text end

new text begin The amount available for appropriation to
the commission under Laws 2005, chapter
156, article 2, section 43, is reduced in the
first year and the second year by the amounts
appropriated in this section.
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation is $221,000 in fiscal
year 2010 and $221,000 in fiscal year 2011.
new text end

Sec. 26. new text beginCOUNCIL ON BLACK
MINNESOTANS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 285,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 292,000
new text end

Sec. 27. new text beginCOUNCIL ON CHICANO/LATINO
AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 277,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 283,000
new text end

Sec. 28. new text beginCOUNCIL ON ASIAN-PACIFIC
MINNESOTANS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 247,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 254,000
new text end

Sec. 29. new text beginINDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 485,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 495,000
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 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
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 The appropriations in this section may only
be spent with the approval of the governor
after consultation with the Legislative
Advisory Commission under Minnesota
Statutes, section 3.30.
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 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 beginCOMPENSATION INCREASES
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this article, and any
statutory appropriations from which state
employee compensation is paid from any
fund, include an amount sufficient to fund
compensation increases of at least 3.25
percent of the 2007 compensation base for
the first year, compounded at the rate of 3.25
percent for the second year. This amount
must be used for that purpose and no other.
new text end

Sec. 32. new text beginSALARY SAVINGS
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of finance shall determine
the costs of salaries and economic benefits
attributable to the positions eliminated by
article 2 and reduce the appropriation to
each affected agency accordingly. The total
reduction to general fund appropriations
must be at least $3,646,000 for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 2008, and $3,646,000 for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

STATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 4.035, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Expiration date.

Unless an earlier date is specified by statute or by
executive order, an executive order shall expire 90 days after the date that the governor
who issued the order deleted text beginvacatesdeleted text endnew text begin leavesnew text end office.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 5.12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Fees.

The secretary of state shall charge a fee of $5 for each
certificate or certification of a copy of any document filed in the Office of the Secretary
of State. The secretary of state shall charge a fee of $3 for a copy of an original filing of
a corporation, limited partnership, new text beginassumed name, or new text endtrade or service markdeleted text begin, or for the
deleted text enddeleted text begincomplete record of a certificate of assumed namedeleted text end. The secretary of state shall charge a
fee of $3 for a copy of any or all subsequent filings of a corporation, limited partnership,
new text begin assumed name, new text endor trade or service mark. The secretary of state shall charge a fee of $1 per
page for copies of other nonuniform commercial code documents filed with the secretary of
state. At the time of filing, the secretary of state may provide at the public counter, without
charge, a copy of a filing, ten or fewer pages in length, to the person making the filing.

Sec. 3.

new text begin [5.32] TEMPORARY TECHNOLOGY SURCHARGE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Surcharge. new text end

new text begin For fiscal years 2008 and 2009, the following technology
surcharges are imposed on the filing fees required under the following statutes:
new text end

new text begin (1) $25 for articles of incorporation filed under section 302A.151;
new text end

new text begin (2) $25 for articles of organization filed under section 322B.17;
new text end

new text begin (3) $25 for applications for certificates of authority to transact business in Minnesota
filed under section 303.06;
new text end

new text begin (4) $20 for annual reports filed by non-Minnesota corporations under section
303.14; and
new text end

new text begin (5) $50 for reinstatements to authority to transact business in Minnesota filed under
section 303.19.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Deposit. new text end

new text begin The surcharges listed in subdivision 1 shall be deposited into the
uniform commercial code account.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires June 30, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 15.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Term of office; successor.

The term of a commissioner shall end with the
term of the office of governor. deleted text beginIf the appointing authority is the governordeleted text endnew text begin In additionnew text end, the
term shall end deleted text beginon the date the governor who appointed the commissionerdeleted text endnew text begin if the governornew text end
vacates office. The appointing authority shall submit to the president of the senate
the name of an appointee as permanent commissioner as provided by section 15.066,
subdivision 2
, within 45 legislative days after the end of the term of a commissioner
and within 45 legislative days after the occurrence of a vacancy. The appointee shall
take office as permanent commissioner when the senate notifies the appointing authority
that it has consented to the appointment. A commissioner shall serve at the pleasure of
the appointing authority.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 15.06, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Number of deputy commissioners.

deleted text beginUnless specifically authorized by
statute, other than section 43A.08, subdivision 2,
deleted text end No department or agency specified in
subdivision 1 shall have more than one deputy commissioner.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 15B.17, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Proposals.

(a) Before a state agency or other public body developsdeleted text begin,
to submit to the legislature and the governor,
deleted text end a budget proposal or plans for capital
improvements within the Capitol Areanew text begin to submit to the legislature and the governornew text end,
it must consult with the board.

(b) The public body must provide enough money for the board's review and planning
if the board decides its review and planning services are necessary.new text begin Money received by the
board under this subdivision is deposited in the special revenue fund and appropriated to
the board.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16A.1286, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Billing procedures.

The commissioner may bill up to $7,520,000 in
each fiscal year for statewide systems services provided to state agencies, judicial branch
agencies, the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities,
and other entities. deleted text beginBilling must be based only on usage of services relating to statewide
systems provided by the Intertechnologies Division.
deleted text end Each agency shall transfer from
agency operating appropriations to the statewide systems account the amount billed by
the commissioner. Billing policies and procedures related to statewide systems services
must be developed by the commissioner in consultation with the commissioners of
employee relations and administration, the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16B.03, is amended to read:


16B.03 APPOINTMENTS.

The commissioner is authorized to appoint staff, including deleted text begintwodeleted text end new text beginone new text enddeputy
deleted text begin commissionersdeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end, in accordance with chapter 43A.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16C.08, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Duties of contracting agency.

(a) Before an agency may seek approval of
a professional or technical services contract valued in excess of $5,000, it must provide
the following:

(1) a description of how the proposed contract or amendment is necessary and
reasonable to advance the statutory mission of the agency;

(2) a description of the agency's plan to notify firms or individuals who may be
available to perform the services called for in the solicitation; and

(3) a description of the performance measures or other tools that will be used to
monitor and evaluate contract performance.

(b) In addition to paragraph (a), the agency must certify that:

(1) no current state employee is able and available to perform the services called
for by the contract;

(2) the normal competitive bidding mechanisms will not provide for adequate
performance of the services;

(3) reasonable efforts will be made to publicize the availability of the contract to
the public;

(4) the agency will develop and implement a written plan providing for the
assignment of specific agency personnel to manage the contract, including a monitoring
and liaison function, the periodic review of interim reports or other indications of past
performance, and the ultimate utilization of the final product of the services;

(5) the agency will not allow the contractor to begin work before the contract is fully
executed unless an exception under section 16C.05, subdivision 2a, has been granted by
the commissioner and funds are fully encumbered;

(6) the contract will not establish an employment relationship between the state or
the agency and any persons performing under the contract; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(7) in the event the results of the contract work will be carried out or continued by
state employees upon completion of the contract, the contractor is required to include
state employees in development and training, to the extent necessary to ensure that after
completion of the contract, state employees can perform any ongoing work related to the
same functionnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (8) the agency will not contract out its previously eliminated jobs for four years
without first considering the same former employees who are on the seniority unit layoff
list who meet the minimum qualifications determined by the agency
new text end.

(c) A contract establishes an employment relationship for purposes of paragraph (b),
clause (6), if, under federal laws governing the distinction between an employee and an
independent contractor, a person would be considered an employee.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 43A.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 18a. new text end

new text begin Domestic partner. new text end

new text begin "Domestic partner" means a person who has entered
into a committed interdependent relationship with another adult of the same sex, where
the partners:
new text end

new text begin (1) are responsible for each other's basic common welfare;
new text end

new text begin (2) share a common residence and intend to do so indefinitely;
new text end

new text begin (3) are not related by blood or adoption to an extent that would prohibit marriage in
this state; and
new text end

new text begin (4) are legally competent and qualified to enter into a contract.
new text end

new text begin For purposes of this subdivision, domestic partners may share a common residence,
even if:
new text end

new text begin (1) they do not each have a legal right to possess the residence; or
new text end

new text begin (2) one or both domestic partners possess additional real property.
new text end

new text begin If one domestic partner temporarily leaves the common residence with the intention
to return, the domestic partners continue to share a common residence for the purposes
of this subdivision.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 43A.03, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Organization.

The department shall be organized into two bureaus which
shall be designated the Personnel Bureau and the Labor Relations Bureau. Each bureau
shall be responsible for administering the duties and functions assigned to it by law.
When the duties of the bureaus are not mandated by law, the commissioner may establish
and revise the assignments of either bureau. deleted text beginEach bureau shall be under the direction of
a deputy commissioner.
deleted text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 43A.08, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Unclassified positions.

Unclassified positions are held by employees
who are:

(1) chosen by election or appointed to fill an elective office;

(2) heads of agencies required by law to be appointed by the governor or other
elective officers, and the executive or administrative heads of departments, bureaus,
divisions, and institutions specifically established by law in the unclassified service;

(3) deputy deleted text beginand assistantdeleted text end agency heads and one confidential secretary in the agencies
listed in deleted text beginsubdivision 1a and in the Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planningdeleted text endnew text begin section
15.06, subdivision 1
new text end;

(4) the confidential secretary to each of the elective officers of this state and, for the
secretary of state and state auditor, an additional deputy, clerk, or employee;

(5) intermittent help employed by the commissioner of public safety to assist in
the issuance of vehicle licenses;

(6) employees in the offices of the governor and of the lieutenant governor and one
confidential employee for the governor in the Office of the Adjutant General;

(7) employees of the Washington, D.C., office of the state of Minnesota;

(8) employees of the legislature and of legislative committees or commissions;
provided that employees of the Legislative Audit Commission, except for the legislative
auditor, the deputy legislative auditors, and their confidential secretaries, shall be
employees in the classified service;

(9) presidents, vice-presidents, deans, other managers and professionals in
academic and academic support programs, administrative or service faculty, teachers,
research assistants, and student employees eligible under terms of the federal Economic
Opportunity Act work study program in the Perpich Center for Arts Education and the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, but not the custodial, clerical, or maintenance
employees, or any professional or managerial employee performing duties in connection
with the business administration of these institutions;

(10) officers and enlisted persons in the National Guard;

(11) attorneys, legal assistants, and three confidential employees appointed by the
attorney general or employed with the attorney general's authorization;

(12) judges and all employees of the judicial branch, referees, receivers, jurors, and
notaries public, except referees and adjusters employed by the Department of Labor
and Industry;

(13) members of the State Patrol; provided that selection and appointment of State
Patrol troopers must be made in accordance with applicable laws governing the classified
service;

(14) examination monitors and intermittent training instructors employed by the
Departments of Employee Relations and Commerce and by professional examining boards
and intermittent staff employed by the technical colleges for the administration of practical
skills tests and for the staging of instructional demonstrations;

(15) student workers;

(16) executive directors or executive secretaries appointed by and reporting to any
policy-making board or commission established by statute;

(17) employees unclassified pursuant to other statutory authority;

(18) intermittent help employed by the commissioner of agriculture to perform
duties relating to pesticides, fertilizer, and seed regulation;

(19) the administrators and the deputy administrators at the State Academies for the
Deaf and the Blind; and

(20) chief executive officers in the Department of Human Services.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 43A.08, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Temporary unclassified positions.

The commissioner, upon request of
an appointing authority, may authorize the temporary designation of a position in the
unclassified service. The commissioner may make this authorization only for professional,
managerial or supervisory positions which are fully anticipated to be of limited duration.new text begin
An individual may not be employed by an appointing authority under this subdivision
for more than 18 months.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin For individuals who are employed under section 43A.08,
subdivision 2a, on the effective date of this section, the 18-month time limit under this
section commences the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 43A.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General.

Employees, including persons on layoff from a civil
service position, and employees who are employed less than full time, shall be eligible
for state paid life insurance and hospital, medical and dental benefits as provided in
collective bargaining agreements or plans established pursuant to section 43A.18. new text begin If a
collective bargaining agreement or plan provides state paid health insurance for spouses of
employees, the insurance must be made available to domestic partners of state employees
on the same terms and conditions.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 43A.346, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definition.

For purposes of this section, "state employee" means a
person currently occupying a civil service position in the executive new text beginor legislative new text endbranch of
state government, the Minnesota State Retirement System, or the Office of the Legislative
Auditor, or a person employed by the Metropolitan Council.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 45.013, is amended to read:


45.013 POWER TO APPOINT STAFF.

The commissioner of commerce may appoint deleted text beginfourdeleted text end new text beginone new text enddeputy deleted text begincommissioners, four
assistant commissioners, and an assistant to the
deleted text end commissionerdeleted text begin. Those positions, as well as
that of
deleted text end new text beginand new text enda confidential secretarydeleted text begin, aredeleted text end new text beginin the new text endunclassifiednew text begin servicenew text end. The commissioner may
appoint other employees necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities entrusted to
the commissioner.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.01, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Employees; delegation.

deleted text beginSubject to the provisions of Laws 1969, chapter
1129, and to other applicable laws
deleted text end The commissioner shall organize the department and
employ deleted text beginup to three assistant commissioners, each of whom shall serve at the pleasure of
the commissioner in the unclassified service, one of whom shall have responsibility for
coordinating and directing the planning of every division within the agency, and such other
deleted text end
officers, employees, and agents as the commissioner may deem necessary to discharge the
functions of the department, define the duties of such officers, employees, and agents and
to delegate to them any of the commissioner's powers, duties, and responsibilities subject
to the control of, and under the conditions prescribed by, the commissioner. Appointments
to exercise delegated power shall be by written order filed with the secretary of state.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Office.

(a) The office of commissioner of the Pollution Control
Agency is created and is under the supervision and control of the commissioner, who is
appointed by the governor under the provisions of section 15.06.

(b) The commissioner may appoint a deputy commissioner deleted text beginand assistant
commissioners
deleted text end who shall be in the unclassified service.

(c) The commissioner shall make all decisions on behalf of the agency that are not
required to be made by the agency under section 116.02.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116J.01, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Departmental organization.

(a) The commissioner shall organize the
department as provided in section 15.06.

(b) The commissioner may establish divisions and offices within the department.
deleted text begin The commissioner may employ four deputy commissioners in the unclassified service.
deleted text end

(c) The commissioner shall:

(1) employ assistants and other officers, employees, and agents that the commissioner
considers necessary to discharge the functions of the commissioner's office;

(2) define the duties of the officers, employees, and agents, and delegate to them any
of the commissioner's powers, duties, and responsibilities, subject to the commissioner's
control and under conditions prescribed by the commissioner.

(d) The commissioner shall ensure that there are at least three employment and
economic development officers in state offices in nonmetropolitan areas of the state who
will work with local units of government on developing local employment and economic
development.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116J.035, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Delegation of powers.

The commissioner may delegate, in written orders
filed with the secretary of state, any powers or duties subject to the commissioner's
control to officers and employees in the department. Regardless of any other law, the
commissioner may delegate the execution of specific contracts or specific types of
contracts to the commissioner's deleted text begindeputiesdeleted text endnew text begin deputynew text end, an assistant commissioner, or a program
director if the delegation has been approved by the commissioner of administration and
filed with the secretary of state.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Unclassified positions.

The commissioner may deleted text beginestablish four positions
in the unclassified service at the
deleted text end new text beginappoint a new text enddeputy deleted text beginand assistantdeleted text end commissionerdeleted text begin, assistant
to commissioner or
deleted text end new text beginand a new text endpersonal secretary deleted text beginlevels. No more than two of these positions
shall be at the deputy commissioner level
deleted text endnew text begin in the unclassified servicenew text end.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 201.12, is amended to read:


201.12 PROPER REGISTRATION; VERIFICATION BY MAIL;
CHALLENGES.

Subdivision 1.

Notice of registration.

To prevent fraudulent voting and to eliminate
excess names, the county auditor may mail to any registered voter a notice stating the
voter's name and address as they appear in the registration files. The notice shall request
the voter to notify the county auditor if there is any mistake in the information.

Subd. 2.

deleted text beginChallengesdeleted text endnew text begin Moved within statenew text end.

new text begin If the notice is returned as undeliverable
but with a permanent forwarding address in this state, the county auditor shall notify the
auditor of the county where the voter resides. Upon receipt of the notice, the county
auditor shall update the voter's address in the statewide voter registration system and mail
to the voter the notice of registration required by section 201.121, subdivision 2. The
notice must advise the voter that the voter's voting address has been changed and that the
voter must notify the county auditor within 21 days if the new address is not what the
voter intended to be their permanent address.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Moved out of state. new text end

new text begin If the notice is returned as undeliverable but with a
permanent forwarding address outside this state, the county auditor shall promptly mail
to the voter at the forwarding address a notice advising the voter that the voter's voter
registration in this state will be deleted unless the voter notifies the county auditor within
21 days that the voter intends to retain the former address as the voter's permanent address.
If the notice is not received by the deadline, the county auditor shall delete the registration.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Challenges. new text end

deleted text beginUpon return of any nonforwardable mailing from an
election official, the county auditor or the auditor's staff shall ascertain the name and
address of that individual. If the individual is no longer at the address recorded in the
statewide registration system
deleted text endnew text begin If the notice is returned as undeliverable but with no
forwarding address
new text end, the county auditor shall change the registrant's status to "challenged"
in the statewide registration system. An individual challenged in accordance with this
subdivision shall comply with the provisions of section 204C.12, before being allowed to
vote. If a notice mailed at least 60 days after the return of the first nonforwardable mailing
is also returned by the postal service, the county auditor shall change the registrant's status
to "inactive" in the statewide registration system.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 201.13, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Use of change of address system.

deleted text begin The county auditor may delete the
records in the statewide registration system of voters whose change of address can be
confirmed by the United States Postal Service. The secretary of state may provide the
county auditors with periodic reports on voters whose change of address can be confirmed
by the United States Postal Service.
deleted text end new text begin (a) At least once each month the secretary of state
shall obtain a list of individuals in this state who have filed with the United States Postal
Service a change of their permanent address. If an individual is registered as a voter in the
statewide voter registration system and the change is to another address in this state, the
secretary of state shall transmit the registration by electronic means to the county auditor
of the county where the voter resides. Upon receipt of the registration, the county auditor
shall update the voter's address in the statewide voter registration system and mail to the
voter the notice of registration required by section new text begin201.121, subdivision 2new text end. The notice
must advise the voter that the voter's permanent address has been changed and that the
voter must notify the county auditor within 21 days if the new address is not what the voter
intended to be the voter's permanent address.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the change of permanent address is to a forwarding address outside this state,
the secretary of state shall notify by electronic means the auditor of the county where the
voter formerly resided that the voter has left the state. The county auditor shall promptly
mail to the voter at the forwarding address a notice advising the voter that the voter's voter
registration in this state will be deleted unless the voter notifies the county auditor within
21 days that the voter intends to retain the former address as the voter's permanent address.
If the notice is not received by the deadline, the county auditor shall delete the registration.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective March 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 201.161, is amended to read:


201.161 new text beginAUTOMATIC REGISTRATION OF new text endDRIVER'S LICENSEnew text begin,
INSTRUCTION PERMIT,
new text end AND IDENTIFICATION CARD deleted text beginAPPLICATIONSdeleted text endnew text begin
APPLICANTS
new text end.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Automatic registration. new text end

new text begin An individual who properly completes
an application for a new or renewed Minnesota driver's license, instruction permit, or
identification card, and who is eligible to vote under section 201.014, must be registered to
vote as provided in this section, unless the applicant declines to be registered.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Applications. new text end

The deleted text beginDepartmentdeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end of public safetynew text begin, in
consultation with the secretary of state,
new text end shall change deleted text beginitsdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end applications for an original,
duplicate, or change of address driver's licensenew text begin, instruction permit,new text end or identification card so
that the forms may also serve as voter registration applications. The forms must contain
spaces for all information collected by voter registration applications prescribed by the
secretary of statenew text begin and a box for the applicant to decline to be registered to votenew text end. deleted text beginApplicants
for driver's licenses or identification cards must be asked if they want to register to vote
at the same time and that
deleted text end new text begin Unless the applicant has declined to be registered to vote, the
commissioner shall transmit the
new text endinformation deleted text beginmust be transmitted at least weeklydeleted text end new text begindaily new text endby
electronic means to the secretary of state. Pursuant to the Help America Vote Act of 2002,
Public Law 107-252, the computerized driver's license record containing the voter's name,
address, date of birth,new text begin citizenship,new text end driver's license number or state identification number,
county, deleted text begintown, anddeleted text end citynew text begin or town, and signaturenew text end must be made available for access by the
secretary of state and interaction with the statewide voter registration system.

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Registration. new text end

new text begin (a) The secretary of state shall determine whether the
applicant is currently registered in the statewide voter registration system. For each
currently registered voter whose registration is not changed, the secretary of state shall
update the voter's registration date in the statewide voter registration system. For each
currently registered voter whose registration is changed, the secretary of state shall
transmit the registration daily by electronic means to the county auditor of the county
where the voter resides.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the applicant is not currently registered in the statewide voter registration
system, the secretary of state shall determine whether the applicant is 18 years of age or
older and a citizen of the United States and compare the voter registration information
received from the commissioner of public safety with the information on wards,
incompetents, and felons received from the state court administrator under sections 201.15
and 201.155, to determine whether the applicant is eligible to vote. If an applicant is
less than 18 years of age, the secretary of state shall wait until the applicant has turned
18 years of age to determine whether the applicant is eligible to vote. For each applicant
the secretary of state determines is an eligible voter, the secretary of state shall transmit
the registration daily by electronic means to the county auditor of the county where the
voter resides.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Notice. new text end

new text begin Upon receipt of the registration, the county auditor shall mail to
the voter the notice of registration required by section new text begin201.121, subdivision 2new text end.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Registrations dated 20 days or less before election. new text end

new text begin An application for
registration that is dated during the 20 days before an election in any jurisdiction within
which the voter resides is not effective until the day after the election.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin An applicant for a Minnesota driver's license, instruction
permit, or identification card must not be registered to vote under this section until the
secretary of state has certified that the system for automatic registration of those applicants
has been tested and shown to properly determine whether an applicant is eligible to vote.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 241.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

deleted text beginDivisions; deputiesdeleted text endnew text begin Deputynew text end.

The commissioner of corrections may
appoint and employ deleted text beginno more than twodeleted text end new text begina new text enddeputy deleted text begincommissionersdeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end. The
commissioner may also appoint a personal secretary, who shall serve at the commissioner's
pleasure in the unclassified civil service.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 270B.14, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Disclosure to Department of Finance. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may disclose
to the commissioner of finance returns or return information necessary in order to prepare
a revenue forecast under section 16A.103.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 302A.821, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Penalty; reinstatement.

(a) A corporation that has failed to file a
registration pursuant to the requirements of subdivision 2 must be dissolved by the
secretary of state as described in paragraph (b).

(b) If the corporation has not filed the registration deleted text beginfor deleted text enddeleted text begintwo consecutivedeleted text end new text beginduring
any
new text endcalendar deleted text beginyearsdeleted text endnew text begin yearnew text end, the secretary of state must issue a certificate of administrative
dissolution and the certificate must be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State. deleted text beginThe
secretary of state shall send notice to the corporation that the corporation has been
dissolved and that the corporation may be reinstated by filing a registration and a $25 fee.
The notice must be given by United States mail unless the company has indicated to the
secretary of state that they are willing to receive notice by electronic notification, in which
case the secretary of state may give notice by mail or the indicated means. The secretary
of state shall annually inform the attorney general and the commissioner of revenue of
the methods by which the names of corporations dissolved under this section during the
preceding year may be determined.
deleted text end The secretary of state must deleted text beginalsodeleted text end make available in
an electronic format the names of the dissolved corporations. A corporation dissolved in
this manner is not entitled to the benefits of section 302A.781. The liability, if any, of the
shareholders of a corporation dissolved in this manner shall be determined and limited in
accordance with section 302A.557, except that the shareholders shall have no liability to
any director of the corporation under section 302A.559, subdivision 2.

(c) After administrative dissolution, filing a registration and the $25 fee with the
secretary of state:

(1) returns the corporation to good standing as of the date of the dissolution;

(2) validates contracts or other acts within the authority of the articles, and the
corporation is liable for those contracts or acts; and

(3) restores to the corporation all assets and rights of the corporation to the extent
they were held by the corporation before the dissolution occurred, except to the extent that
assets or rights were affected by acts occurring after the dissolution or sold or otherwise
distributed after that time.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 321.0206, is amended to read:


321.0206 DELIVERY TO AND FILING OF RECORDS BY SECRETARY OF
STATE; EFFECTIVE TIME AND DATE.

(a) A record authorized or required to be delivered to the secretary of state for filing
under this chapter must be captioned to describe the record's purpose, be in a medium
permitted by the secretary of state, and be delivered to the secretary of state. Unless the
secretary of state determines that a record does not comply with the filing requirements
of this chapter, and if the appropriate filing fees have been paid, the secretary of state
shall file the record and:

(1) for a statement of dissociation, send:

(A) a copy of the filed statement to the person which the statement indicates has
dissociated as a general partner; and

(B) a copy of the filed statement to the limited partnership;

(2) for a statement of withdrawal, send:

(A) a copy of the filed statement to the person on whose behalf the record was
filed; and

(B) if the statement refers to an existing limited partnership, a copy of the filed
statement to the limited partnership; and

(3) for all other records, send a copy of the filed record to the person on whose
behalf the record was filed.

(b) Upon request and payment of a fee, the secretary of state shall send to the
requester a certified copy of the requested record.

(c) Except as otherwise provided in sections 321.0116 and 321.0207, a record
delivered to the secretary of state for filing under this chapter may specify an effective
time and a delayed effective date. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a record
filed by the secretary of state is effective:

(1) if the record does not specify an effective time and does not specify a delayed
effective date, on the date and at the time the record is filed as evidenced by the secretary
of state's endorsement of the date and time on the record;

(2) if the record specifies an effective time but not a delayed effective date, on the
date the record is filed at the time specified in the record;

(3) if the record specifies a delayed effective date but not an effective time, at 12:01
a.m. on the earlier of:

(A) the specified date; or

(B) the 30th day after the record is filed; or

(4) if the record specifies an effective time and a delayed effective date, at the
specified time on the earlier of:

(A) the specified date; or

(B) the 30th day after the record is filed.

(d) The appropriate fees for filings under this chapter are:

(1) for filing a certificate of limited partnership, $100;

(2) for filing an amended certificate of limited partnership, $50;

(3) for filing any other recordnew text begin, other than the annual report required by section
321.0210, for which no fee must be charged,
new text end required or permitted to be delivered for
filing, $35;

(4) for filing a certificate requesting authority to transact business in Minnesota as a
foreign limited partnership, $85;

(5) for filing an application of reinstatement, $25; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(6) new text beginfor filing a name reservation for a foreign limited partnership name, $35; and
new text end

new text begin (7) new text endfor filing any other recordnew text begin, other than the annual report required by section
321.0210, for which no fee must be charged,
new text end required or permitted to be delivered for
filing on a foreign limited partnership authorized to transact business in Minnesota, $50.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 336.1-110, is amended to read:


336.1-110 UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE ACCOUNT.

The Uniform Commercial Code account is established as an account in the state
treasury. Fees that are not expressly set by statute but are charged by the secretary of state
to offset the costs of providing a service under this chapter must be deposited in the state
treasury and credited to the Uniform Commercial Code account.

Fees that are not expressly set by statute but are charged by the secretary of state
to offset the costs of providing information contained in the computerized records
maintained by the secretary of state must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to
the Uniform Commercial Code account.

Money in the Uniform Commercial Code account is continuously appropriated to the
secretary of state to implement and maintain the central filing system under this chapternew text begin,
to provide, improve, and expand other online or remote lien and business entity filing,
retrieval, and payment method services provided by the secretary of state,
new text end and to provide
electronic access to other computerized records maintained by the secretary of state.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 336.9-525, is amended to read:


336.9-525 FEES.

(a) Initial financing statement or other record: general rule. Except as otherwise
provided in subsection (d), the fee for filing and indexing a record under this part deleted text begindelivered
on paper
deleted text end is $20 deleted text beginand for a record delivered by any electronic means is $15deleted text end.new text begin $5 of the
fee collected for each filing made online must be deposited in the uniform commercial
code account.
new text end

(b) Number of names. The number of names required to be indexed does not
affect the amount of the fee in subsection (a).

(c) Response to information request. The fee for responding to a request for
information from the filing office, including for issuing a certificate showing whether there
is on file any financing statement naming a particular debtor, deleted text begindelivered on paperdeleted text end is $20
deleted text begin and for a record delivered by any electronic means is $15deleted text end.new text begin $5 of the fee collected for each
request delivered online must be deposited in the uniform commercial code account.
new text end

(d) Record of mortgage. This section does not require a fee with respect to a record
of a mortgage which is effective as a financing statement filed as a fixture filing or as a
financing statement covering as-extracted collateral or timber to be cut under section
336.9-502(c). However, the recording and satisfaction fees that otherwise would be
applicable to the record of the mortgage apply.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 517.08, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

Term of license; fee; premarital education.

(a) The local registrar
shall examine upon oath the party applying for a license relative to the legality of the
contemplated marriage. If at the expiration of a five-day period, on being satisfied that
there is no legal impediment to it, including the restriction contained in section 259.13, the
local registrar shall issue the license, containing the full names of the parties before and
after marriage, and county and state of residence, with the county seal attached, and make a
record of the date of issuance. The license shall be valid for a period of six months. In case
of emergency or extraordinary circumstances, a judge of the district court of the county in
which the application is made, may authorize the license to be issued at any time before
the expiration of the five days. Except as provided in paragraph (b), the local registrar shall
collect from the applicant a fee of deleted text begin$100deleted text end new text begin$110 new text endfor administering the oath, issuing, recording,
and filing all papers required, and preparing and transmitting to the state registrar of vital
statistics the reports of marriage required by this section. If the license should not be used
within the period of six months due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, it may
be surrendered to the local registrar for cancellation, and in that case a new license shall
issue upon request of the parties of the original license without fee. A local registrar who
knowingly issues or signs a marriage license in any manner other than as provided in this
section shall pay to the parties aggrieved an amount not to exceed $1,000.

(b) The marriage license fee for parties who have completed at least 12 hours of
premarital education is deleted text begin$30deleted text endnew text begin $40new text end. In order to qualify for the reduced new text beginlicense new text endfee, the
parties must submit new text beginat the time of applying for the marriage license new text enda signed and dated
statement from the person who provided the premarital education confirming that it was
received. The premarital education must be provided by a licensed or ordained minister
or the minister's designee, a person authorized to solemnize marriages under section
517.18, or a person authorized to practice marriage and family therapy under section
148B.33. The education must include the use of a premarital inventory and the teaching of
communication and conflict management skills.

(c) The statement from the person who provided the premarital education under
paragraph (b) must be in the following form:

"I, (name of educator), confirm that (names of both parties) received at least 12
hours of premarital education that included the use of a premarital inventory and the
teaching of communication and conflict management skills. I am a licensed or ordained
minister, a person authorized to solemnize marriages under Minnesota Statutes, section
517.18, or a person licensed to practice marriage and family therapy under Minnesota
Statutes, section 148B.33."

The names of the parties in the educator's statement must be identical to the legal
names of the parties as they appear in the marriage license application. Notwithstanding
section 138.17, the educator's statement must be retained for seven years, after which
time it may be destroyed.

(d) If section 259.13 applies to the request for a marriage license, the local registrar
shall grant the marriage license without the requested name change. Alternatively, the local
registrar may delay the granting of the marriage license until the party with the conviction:

(1) certifies under oath that 30 days have passed since service of the notice for a
name change upon the prosecuting authority and, if applicable, the attorney general and no
objection has been filed under section 259.13; or

(2) provides a certified copy of the court order granting it. The parties seeking the
marriage license shall have the right to choose to have the license granted without the
name change or to delay its granting pending further action on the name change request.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 517.08, subdivision 1c, is amended to read:


Subd. 1c.

Disposition of license fee.

(a) Of the marriage license fee collected
pursuant to subdivision 1b, paragraph (a), deleted text begin$15deleted text end new text begin$25 new text endmust be retained by the county. The
local registrar must pay $85 to the commissioner of finance to be deposited as follows:

(1) $50 in the general fund;

(2) $3 in the special revenue fund to be appropriated to the commissioner of
education for parenting time centers under section 119A.37;

(3) $2 in the special revenue fund to be appropriated to the commissioner of health
for developing and implementing the MN ENABL program under section 145.9255;

(4) $25 in the special revenue fund is appropriated to the commissioner of
employment and economic development for the displaced homemaker program under
section 116L.96; and

(5) $5 in the special revenue fund is appropriated to the commissioner of human
services for the Minnesota Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative under
section 256.742.

(b) Of the deleted text begin$30deleted text end new text begin$40 new text endfee under subdivision 1b, paragraph (b), deleted text begin$15deleted text end new text begin$25 new text endmust be retained
by the county. The local registrar must pay $15 to the commissioner of finance to be
deposited as follows:

(1) $5 as provided in paragraph (a), clauses (2) and (3); and

(2) $10 in the special revenue fund is appropriated to the commissioner of
employment and economic development for the displaced homemaker program under
section 116L.96.

(c) The increase in the marriage license fee under paragraph (a) provided for in Laws
2004, chapter 273, and disbursement of the increase in that fee to the special fund for the
Minnesota Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative under paragraph (a),
clause (5), is contingent upon the receipt of federal funding under United States Code, title
42, section 1315, for purposes of the initiative.

Sec. 33.

Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 1, article 4, section 121, is amended
to read:


Sec. 121. SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION.

Subdivision 1.

Commission; purpose.

The Minnesota Sesquicentennial
Commission is established to plan for activities relating to Minnesota's 150th anniversary
of statehood. The commission shall create a plan for capital improvements, celebratory
activities, and public engagement in every county in the state of Minnesota.

Subd. 2.

Membership.

The commission shall consist of 17 members who shall
serve until the completion of the sesquicentennial year of statehood, appointed as follows:

(1) nine members appointed by the governor, representing major corporate,
nonprofit, and public sectors of the state, selected from all parts of the state;

(2) two members appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;

(3) two members appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;

(4) two members from the majority party in the senate, appointed by the
Subcommittee on Committees; and

(5) two members from the minority party in the senate, appointed by the
Subcommittee on Committees.

Subd. 3.

Compensation; operation.

Members shall select a chair from the
membership of the commission. The chair shall convene all meetings and set the agenda
for the commission. The Minnesota Historical Society shall provide office space and staff
support for the commission, and shall cooperate with the University of Minnesota and
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to support the programs of the commission.
Meetings shall be at the call of the chair. The commission may appoint an advisory
council to advise and assist the commission with its duties. Members shall receive no
compensation for service on the Sesquicentennial Commission. Members appointed by
the governor may be reimbursed for expenses under Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059,
subdivision 3
.

Subd. 4.

Duties.

The commission shall have the following duties:

(1) to present to the governor and legislature a plan for capital grants to pay for
capital improvements on Minnesota's historic public and private buildings, to be known as
sesquicentennial grants;

(2) to seek funding for activities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of statehood, and
to form partnerships with private parties to further this mission; and

(3) to present an annual report to the governor and legislature outlining progress
made towards the celebration of the sesquicentennial.

new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Powers. new text end

new text begin (a) The commission may accept gifts, grants, and other donations
and revenues, either in cash or in-kind. These gifts, grants, and donations are accepted on
behalf of the state and constitute donations to the state of Minnesota. Funds received under
this subdivision are appropriated to the commission for the purpose of commemorating
the Minnesota sesquicentennial.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commission may enter into contracts and award grants to carry out its
purposes.
new text end

Subd. 5.

Commemorative coin.

The commission may arrange for design,
production, distribution, marketing, and sale of a commemorative coin. Proceeds from
sale of the commemorative coin are appropriated to the commission.

Subd. 6.

Expiration.

The commission shall continue to operate until January 30,
2009, at which time it shall expire.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 34. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS ABOLISHED; DUTIES
TRANSFERRED.
new text end

new text begin (a) The Department of Employee Relations and the position of the commissioner
of employee relations are abolished as of June 1, 2008. Duties of the Department of
Employee Relations and the commissioner of employee relations are transferred on or
before June 1, 2008, to the commissioner of finance, except as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) duties relating to administration of the state employees workers' compensation
program are transferred on or before June 1, 2008, to the commissioner of administration;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) duties relating to health care purchasing improvement under Minnesota Statutes,
section 43A.312, are transferred on or before June 1, 2008, to the commissioner of health.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of employee relations, in consultation with the commissioner
of finance, may specify one or more dates before June 1, 2008, on which any or all of the
transfers provided in paragraph (a) will occur.
new text end

new text begin (c) The governor may, in consultation with the commissioner of employee relations,
the commissioner of finance, the commissioner of administration, and the director of the
Office of Enterprise Technology, transfer other duties of the Department of Employee
Relations to other state agencies in order to most effectively and efficiently accomplish the
reorganization required by this act.
new text end

new text begin (d) Transfer of duties under this section is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
15.039.
new text end

new text begin (e) In addition to any other protection, no employee in the classified service shall
suffer job loss, have a salary reduced, or have employment benefits reduced as a result of
a reorganization mandated or recommended under authority of this section. No action
taken after June 1, 2009, shall be considered a result of reorganization for the purposes
of this section.
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. 35. new text beginSTATE BUDGET TRENDS STUDY COMMISSION.
new text end

new text begin (a) The State Budget Trends Study Commission is established for the purpose
of completing a study of the implications of state demographic trends for future state
budget conditions, including both expected revenue collections and spending for state
government services and local services supported by state revenues. The commission
shall consist of 15 public members, including five members appointed by the governor;
five members appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee
on Rules and Administration; four members appointed by the speaker of the house of
representatives; and one member appointed by the minority leader of the house of
representatives. The respective appointing authorities must complete their appointments
under this section within 30 days of the effective date of this section. The commissioner of
finance must convene the commission within 30 days of the completion of appointments
under this section. The members shall select their chair at the first meeting. When making
appointments under this section, the appointing authorities must consider the education
and expertise of appointees in fields such as public finance, demography, and public
administration.
new text end

new text begin (b) Per diem and expense payments to members, removal of members, and vacancies
are governed by Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioners of finance and revenue must provide data, analysis, and staff
support required by the commission to complete the study, including, but not limited to,
the effect of expected demographic changes over the next 25 years on state tax bases and
on existing state programs and appropriations. In preparing the study, the commission
shall consult with and use the services of the state demographer to estimate the changing
profile of the Minnesota population by age and other factors relevant to the study. The
commission may also contract with appropriate consultants and experts as needed to
complete the study.
new text end

new text begin (d) In completing the study, the commission must consider:
new text end

new text begin (1) the effect of expected demographic changes over the next 25 years on the tax
base and revenue collections for state income and sales tax, or other state taxes;
new text end

new text begin (2) estimates of tax revenue collections for the years 2012, 2017, 2022, 2027, and
2032, taking into account the sensitivity of the results for changes in estimated migration
rates, labor force participation by older individuals, and other shares of capital versus labor;
new text end

new text begin (3) the effect of demographic trends on entitlement programs and other large state
appropriations relative to current budget commitments;
new text end

new text begin (4) relative trends in spending for state programs including trends identified in the
fast growing expenditures report completed under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.103,
subdivision 4; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the structure of the state budget with regard to budget stability and flexibility.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commission may make recommendations for state tax or budget policy
changes, including recommendations for changes in tax base, mix of tax types, state
and local finance relationships, entitlements, or budget structure. The commission shall
present preliminary results to the chairs of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over finance and taxes by February 1, 2008, and a final written report to the same chairs by
January 15, 2009, in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 3.195 and 3.197.
new text end

new text begin (f) This section expires on June 30, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 36. new text beginMINNESOTA COMMISSION ON NEW AMERICANS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Commission established. new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Commission on New
Americans is established to identify the strengths of the immigrant community in
Minnesota. The commission shall identify the underutilized resources within the
immigrant community and make recommendations to the legislature and state agencies
to facilitate the full participation of immigrants in social, cultural, and economic life in
this state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The Minnesota Commission on New Americans consists
of ten members. The governor shall appoint two public members; the Subcommittee on
Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the senate shall appoint
two public members and two senators, one from the majority party and one from the
minority party; and the speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint two public
members and two members of the house of representatives, one from the majority party
and one from the minority party.
new text end

new text begin (b) Public members must have experience in working with the immigrant
community, including training, special skills, and experience that would benefit the
commission, such as training and experience in business, management, economics, public
policy, legal affairs, and social work. The appointing authorities are encouraged to consult
with business and business trade organizations in the state and appoint public members
who include:
new text end

new text begin (1) a business executive or employer with policy making or hiring authority,
including the owner, chief executive, or operating officer of a business in this state; or
new text end

new text begin (2) a representative of a private business with employment opportunities that reflect
the employment opportunities available within the state.
new text end

new text begin The appointing authorities shall seek to collaborate with each other and with the councils
established in Minnesota Statutes, sections 3.9223, 3.9225, and 3.9226, to ensure that the
public membership of the commission is ethnically and geographically diverse and is
reasonably balanced by gender.
new text end

new text begin (c) Compensation and expenses for public members are as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 15.0575.
new text end

new text begin (d) The appointments required under this subdivision must be completed no later
than September 1, 2007.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Organization. new text end

new text begin As soon as possible after the appointments under
subdivision 2 have been completed, the executive director of the Legislative Coordinating
Commission shall convene the first meeting of the commission. The members of the
commission shall select their chairperson at the first meeting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Commission on New Americans shall study and
consider opportunities to:
new text end

new text begin (1) take steps to address the underutilization of the New American workforce in
the state's economy;
new text end

new text begin (2) develop entrepreneurial and business opportunities to enhance and promote the
current and future economic endeavors of New Americans;
new text end

new text begin (3) identify means to enhance and expand the state's trade relations with other
regions and countries through the relationship, language, and cultural assets of New
Americans; and
new text end

new text begin (4) improve the economic and social condition of Minnesota's newest Americans
including, but not limited to, education for New American children and adults, access to
state and nonprofit programs and services, and integration into civic life in the state.
new text end

new text begin By December 1, 2008, the commission shall report to the chairs of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction over issues affecting immigrants. The
report must include a discussion of the items listed in this subdivision together with
recommendations for state agencies and the legislature, including any proposed legislation
necessary to accomplish the recommendations. The executive director of the Legislative
Coordinating Commission shall ensure that copies of the report are available on the
Legislative Coordinating Commission's Web site.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires on June 30, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 37. new text beginELECTRONIC DATA STUDY AND REPORT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Study. new text end

new text begin The chief information officer, in consultation with the
state archivist and the legislative reference librarian, shall study how government data
as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, hardware, software, and media can be
created, maintained, exchanged, and preserved by the state to ensure access, competition,
and interoperability. The evaluation must consider, but not be limited to, the policies of
other states and nations with regard to electronic records management guidelines for
state archives, including policies and procedures needed to preserve all state data no
matter what its medium of storage, public access to information, expected storage life of
electronic data, costs of implementation, and potential cost savings. The chief information
officer shall solicit comments from stakeholders, including, but not limited to: the
legislative auditor, the attorney general, records management professionals, librarians,
the media, state services for the blind, and historians, including representatives of the
Minnesota Historical Society. The chief information officer shall also solicit comments
from members of the public. The chief information officer shall, in consultation with
stakeholders, identify what changes, if any, should be made to the government records
management provisions in Minnesota Statutes, sections 138.17 to 138.226.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The chief information officer shall report the officer's findings
and recommendations to the chairs of the senate State and Local Government Operations
and Oversight Committee, house of representatives Governmental Operations, Reform,
Technology and Elections Committee, and the senate and house of representatives State
Government Finance Divisions by January 15, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 38. new text beginVOLUNTARY UNPAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
new text end

new text begin (a) Appointing authorities in state government may allow each employee to take
unpaid leaves of absence for up to 1,040 hours between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2009.
Each appointing authority approving such a leave shall allow the employee to continue
accruing vacation and sick leave, be eligible for paid holidays and insurance benefits,
accrue seniority, and, if payments are made under paragraph (b), accrue service credit
and credited salary in the state retirement plans as if the employee had actually been
employed during the time of leave. An employee covered by the unclassified plan may
voluntarily make the employee contributions to the unclassified plan during the leave of
absence. If the employee makes these contributions, the appointing authority must make
the employer contribution. If the leave of absence is for one full pay period or longer,
any holiday pay shall be included in the first payroll warrant after return from the leave of
absence. The appointing authority shall attempt to grant requests for the unpaid leaves of
absence consistent with the need to continue efficient operation of the agency. However,
each appointing authority shall retain discretion to grant or refuse to grant requests for
leaves of absence and to schedule and cancel leaves, subject to the applicable provisions
of collective bargaining agreements and compensation plans.
new text end

new text begin (b) To receive eligible service credit and credited salary in a defined benefit plan, the
member shall pay an amount equal to the applicable employee contribution rates. If an
employee pays the employee contribution for the period of the leave under this section,
the appointing authority must pay the employer contribution. The appointing authority
may, at its discretion, pay the employee contributions. Contributions must be made in a
time and manner prescribed by the executive director of the applicable pension plan.
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 beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin In the next and subsequent editions of Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules, the
revisor of statutes must replace references to the Department of Employee Relations and
commissioner of employee relations with references to the appropriate department and
commissioner specified in section 8. The revisor of statutes, in consultation with affected
commissioners of state agencies, must prepare a bill for introduction in the 2008 legislative
session making other statutory changes needed to implement or conform with section 8.
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 begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 43A.03, subdivision 4; and 43A.08,
subdivision 1b,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) Laws 2006, chapter 253, section 22, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end