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SF 2510

2nd Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 04/12/2010 03:56pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12
2.13 2.14
2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 3.1 3.2 3.3
3.4
3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10
3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30
3.31 3.32 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15
4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4
5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12
6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29
6.30
6.31 6.32 6.33
7.1
7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16
7.17
7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22
8.23
8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 9.36 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21
10.22
10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7
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12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29
12.30
12.31 12.32 12.33 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7
13.8
13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17
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13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22
13.23
13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11
14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 14.34 14.35 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 15.35 15.36 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 16.35 16.36 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 19.35 19.36
20.1
20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14
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20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 21.1 21.2 21.3
21.4 21.5 21.6
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21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 22.34 22.35 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 23.33 23.34 23.35 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 24.34 24.35 24.36 25.1 25.2
25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33 25.34 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4
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27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 27.33 27.34 27.35 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15
28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29
28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 28.34 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13
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29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7
30.8
30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 30.34 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34 31.35 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 32.33 32.34 32.35 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31
33.32 33.33
33.34 33.35 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24
34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 34.35 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4
35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 35.34
36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25
36.26
36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31
36.32
37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10
37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16
37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22
37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30
38.1 38.2
38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 38.34 38.35 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28
39.29
39.30 39.31 39.32 39.33 39.34 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15
40.16
40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 40.34 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 41.33 41.34 41.35 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24
42.25
42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 42.34 42.35 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20
43.21
43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 43.33 43.34 43.35 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4
44.5
44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17
44.18
44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 44.33 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22
45.23
45.24 45.25
45.26
45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 45.33 46.1 46.2
46.3
46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15
46.16
46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29
46.30
46.31 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17
47.18
47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 47.31 47.32 47.33 47.34 47.35 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21
48.22
48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 48.32 48.33 48.34 48.35 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17
49.18
49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25
49.26
49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 49.33 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5
50.6
50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31 50.32 50.33 50.34 50.35
51.1
51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 51.32 51.33 51.34 51.35 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16
52.17
52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 52.33 52.34 52.35 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11
53.12
53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 53.33 53.34 53.35 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31 54.32 54.33 54.34 54.35 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14
55.15
55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21
55.22
55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26
55.27
55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31 55.32 56.1 56.2 56.3
56.4
56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9
56.10
56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 56.32 56.33 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8
57.9
57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32 57.33 57.34 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 58.33 58.34 58.35 58.36 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 59.33 59.34 59.35 59.36 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21
60.22
60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 60.31 60.32 60.33 60.34 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31 61.32 61.33 61.34 61.35 61.36 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4
62.5
62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9
62.10
62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23
62.24
62.25 62.26 62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30 62.31 62.32 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 63.32 63.33 63.34 63.35
63.36
64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9
64.10
64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16
64.17
64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23
64.24
64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30
64.31
65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7
65.8
65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31 65.32 65.33 65.34 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 66.33 66.34 66.35 66.36 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28
67.29
67.30 67.31 67.32 67.33 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 68.33 68.34 68.35 68.36 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8
69.9
69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32 69.33 69.34 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8
70.9
70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 70.32 70.33 70.34 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14
71.15
71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 71.33
71.34
72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10
72.11
72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30
72.31
72.32 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4
73.5
73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21
73.22
73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7
74.8
74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 74.32
74.33
75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13
75.14
75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 75.32 75.33 75.34 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5
76.6
76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28
76.29
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77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31 77.32 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20
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78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31
78.32 78.33 79.1 79.2
79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13
79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 80.31 80.32 80.33 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30
81.31 81.32 81.33 81.34 81.35 81.36 81.37
82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6
82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12
82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 82.32 82.33 82.34
83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14 83.15 83.16 83.17 83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22 83.23 83.24 83.25 83.26 83.27 83.28 83.29 83.30 83.31 83.32 83.33 83.34 83.35 84.1 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5 84.6 84.7 84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11 84.12 84.13 84.14 84.15 84.16 84.17 84.18 84.19 84.20 84.21 84.22 84.23 84.24
84.25 84.26 84.27 84.28 84.29 84.30 84.31
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84.33 84.34 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6 85.7 85.8 85.9 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14 85.15
85.16
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86.7
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88.16
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88.26 88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31 88.32 89.1 89.2
89.3
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89.6 89.7 89.8 89.9 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 89.14 89.15 89.16 89.17 89.18 89.19 89.20 89.21 89.22 89.23 89.24 89.25 89.26 89.27 89.28
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89.30 89.31 89.32 89.33 90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6 90.7 90.8 90.9 90.10 90.11 90.12 90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16 90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 90.21 90.22 90.23 90.24 90.25 90.26 90.27 90.28 90.29 90.30 90.31 90.32 90.33 90.34 91.1 91.2 91.3 91.4 91.5 91.6 91.7 91.8 91.9 91.10 91.11 91.12 91.13 91.14 91.15 91.16 91.17 91.18 91.19 91.20
91.21
91.22 91.23 91.24 91.25 91.26 91.27 91.28 91.29 91.30 91.31 91.32 91.33 91.34 92.1 92.2 92.3 92.4 92.5 92.6 92.7 92.8 92.9 92.10 92.11 92.12 92.13 92.14 92.15 92.16
92.17
92.18 92.19 92.20 92.21 92.22 92.23 92.24 92.25
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92.27 92.28 92.29 92.30 92.31 92.32 92.33 92.34 93.1
93.2
93.3 93.4 93.5 93.6 93.7 93.8 93.9 93.10 93.11 93.12 93.13 93.14 93.15 93.16 93.17 93.18 93.19 93.20 93.21 93.22 93.23 93.24 93.25 93.26 93.27 93.28
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94.1
94.2 94.3 94.4 94.5 94.6 94.7 94.8 94.9 94.10 94.11 94.12 94.13 94.14 94.15 94.16 94.17 94.18 94.19 94.20 94.21 94.22 94.23 94.24 94.25 94.26 94.27 94.28 94.29 94.30 94.31 94.32 94.33 94.34 95.1 95.2 95.3 95.4 95.5 95.6 95.7 95.8 95.9 95.10 95.11 95.12 95.13 95.14 95.15 95.16 95.17 95.18 95.19 95.20 95.21 95.22 95.23 95.24 95.25 95.26 95.27 95.28 95.29 95.30 95.31 95.32 95.33 95.34 95.35 96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 96.9 96.10 96.11 96.12 96.13 96.14 96.15 96.16 96.17 96.18 96.19 96.20
96.21
96.22 96.23 96.24 96.25 96.26 96.27 96.28 96.29 96.30 96.31 96.32 96.33 96.34 96.35 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 97.10 97.11 97.12 97.13 97.14
97.15 97.16 97.17 97.18 97.19
97.20 97.21 97.22 97.23 97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27 97.28 97.29 97.30 97.31 97.32 97.33 97.34 98.1 98.2 98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6 98.7 98.8 98.9 98.10 98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14 98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 98.22 98.23 98.24 98.25 98.26 98.27 98.28
98.29
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99.1
99.2 99.3 99.4 99.5 99.6 99.7 99.8 99.9 99.10 99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14 99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18 99.19 99.20 99.21 99.22 99.23 99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27 99.28 99.29 99.30 99.31 99.32 99.33
99.34
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100.33
100.34 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.13 101.14 101.15 101.16 101.17 101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26 101.27 101.28 101.29
101.30
101.31 101.32 101.33 101.34 101.35 102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8
102.9
102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23 102.24 102.25 102.26 102.27 102.28 102.29 102.30 102.31 102.32 102.33 102.34 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17 103.18
103.19
103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29 103.30 103.31 103.32 103.33 103.34 103.35 104.1 104.2 104.3
104.4
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104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18 104.19 104.20 104.21 104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27 104.28 104.29 104.30 104.31 104.32 104.33 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7 105.8 105.9 105.10
105.11
105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19 105.20 105.21 105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25 105.26 105.27
105.28
105.29 105.30 105.31 105.32 105.33 106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10 106.11 106.12 106.13 106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17 106.18 106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25 106.26 106.27 106.28 106.29
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106.31 106.32 106.33 106.34 107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8 107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12 107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 107.31 107.32 107.33 107.34 107.35 107.36 108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 108.9 108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30 108.31 108.32 108.33 108.34 108.35 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4
109.5
109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14 109.15 109.16 109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30 109.31 109.32 109.33 109.34 109.35 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.7 110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13 110.14 110.15
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111.6 111.7 111.8 111.9 111.10 111.11 111.12 111.13 111.14 111.15 111.16 111.17 111.18 111.19 111.20 111.21 111.22 111.23 111.24 111.25 111.26 111.27 111.28 111.29 111.30 111.31 111.32 111.33
112.1 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.6 112.7 112.8 112.9 112.10 112.11 112.12 112.13 112.14 112.15 112.16 112.17 112.18 112.19 112.20 112.21 112.22 112.23 112.24 112.25 112.26 112.27 112.28 112.29 112.30 112.31 112.32 112.33 112.34 112.35 112.36 113.1 113.2 113.3 113.4 113.5 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 113.10 113.11 113.12 113.13 113.14 113.15 113.16 113.17 113.18 113.19 113.20 113.21 113.22 113.23 113.24 113.25 113.26 113.27 113.28 113.29 113.30 113.31 113.32 113.33 113.34 113.35 113.36 114.1 114.2 114.3 114.4 114.5 114.6 114.7 114.8 114.9 114.10 114.11 114.12 114.13 114.14 114.15 114.16 114.17 114.18 114.19 114.20 114.21 114.22 114.23 114.24 114.25 114.26 114.27 114.28 114.29 114.30 114.31 114.32 114.33 114.34 114.35 114.36
115.1 115.2 115.3 115.4 115.5 115.6 115.7 115.8 115.9 115.10 115.11 115.12 115.13 115.14 115.15 115.16 115.17 115.18 115.19 115.20 115.21 115.22 115.23 115.24 115.25 115.26 115.27 115.28 115.29 115.30 115.31 115.32 115.33 115.34 115.35 115.36
116.1 116.2 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.8 116.9 116.10 116.11 116.12 116.13
116.14
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117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28 117.29 117.30 117.31 117.32 118.1 118.2 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.6 118.7 118.8 118.9 118.10 118.11 118.12 118.13 118.14 118.15 118.16 118.17 118.18 118.19 118.20 118.21 118.22 118.23 118.24 118.25 118.26 118.27 118.28 118.29 118.30 118.31 118.32 118.33 118.34 118.35 119.1 119.2 119.3 119.4 119.5 119.6 119.7 119.8 119.9 119.10 119.11 119.12 119.13 119.14 119.15 119.16 119.17 119.18 119.19 119.20 119.21 119.22 119.23 119.24 119.25 119.26 119.27 119.28 119.29 119.30 119.31 119.32 119.33 119.34 119.35 120.1 120.2 120.3 120.4 120.5 120.6
120.7 120.8 120.9 120.10 120.11 120.12 120.13 120.14 120.15 120.16 120.17 120.18 120.19 120.20 120.21 120.22 120.23 120.24 120.25 120.26 120.27 120.28 120.29 120.30 120.31 120.32 120.33 120.34 121.1 121.2 121.3 121.4 121.5 121.6 121.7 121.8 121.9 121.10 121.11 121.12 121.13 121.14 121.15 121.16 121.17 121.18 121.19 121.20 121.21 121.22 121.23 121.24 121.25 121.26 121.27 121.28 121.29 121.30 121.31 121.32 121.33 121.34 121.35 121.36 122.1 122.2 122.3 122.4 122.5 122.6 122.7 122.8 122.9 122.10 122.11
122.12 122.13 122.14 122.15
122.16 122.17 122.18 122.19 122.20 122.21 122.22 122.23
122.24 122.25 122.26 122.27 122.28 122.29 122.30 122.31 122.32 123.1 123.2 123.3 123.4 123.5 123.6 123.7 123.8 123.9 123.10
123.11 123.12 123.13 123.14 123.15 123.16 123.17 123.18 123.19 123.20 123.21 123.22 123.23 123.24 123.25 123.26 123.27 123.28 123.29 123.30 123.31 123.32 123.33 123.34 124.1 124.2
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124.20 124.21 124.22 124.23 124.24 124.25 124.26 124.27 124.28
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125.18 125.19 125.20 125.21 125.22 125.23 125.24 125.25 125.26 125.27 125.28 125.29 125.30 125.31 125.32 125.33 126.1 126.2 126.3 126.4 126.5 126.6 126.7 126.8 126.9 126.10 126.11 126.12 126.13 126.14 126.15 126.16 126.17 126.18 126.19 126.20 126.21 126.22 126.23 126.24 126.25 126.26 126.27 126.28 126.29 126.30 126.31 126.32 126.33 126.34 126.35
127.1 127.2 127.3 127.4 127.5 127.6 127.7 127.8 127.9 127.10 127.11 127.12 127.13 127.14
127.15 127.16 127.17 127.18 127.19 127.20 127.21 127.22 127.23 127.24 127.25 127.26 127.27 127.28 127.29 127.30 127.31 127.32 127.33 127.34 127.35 128.1 128.2 128.3 128.4 128.5 128.6 128.7 128.8 128.9 128.10 128.11 128.12 128.13 128.14 128.15 128.16 128.17 128.18 128.19 128.20 128.21 128.22 128.23 128.24 128.25 128.26 128.27 128.28 128.29 128.30 128.31 128.32 128.33 128.34 128.35 128.36 129.1 129.2
129.3 129.4 129.5 129.6 129.7 129.8 129.9 129.10 129.11 129.12 129.13 129.14 129.15 129.16 129.17 129.18 129.19
129.20 129.21 129.22 129.23 129.24 129.25 129.26 129.27 129.28 129.29 129.30 129.31 129.32 129.33 129.34 130.1 130.2 130.3 130.4 130.5 130.6 130.7 130.8 130.9 130.10 130.11 130.12 130.13 130.14 130.15 130.16 130.17 130.18 130.19 130.20 130.21 130.22 130.23 130.24 130.25 130.26 130.27 130.28 130.29 130.30 130.31 130.32 130.33 130.34 130.35 130.36
131.1 131.2 131.3 131.4 131.5 131.6 131.7 131.8 131.9 131.10 131.11 131.12 131.13 131.14 131.15 131.16 131.17 131.18
131.19 131.20
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132.27 132.28 132.29 132.30 132.31 132.32 132.33 132.34
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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; amending the definition of green economy
to include the concept of green chemistry; creating a fast-action economic
response team; expanding the Minnesota investment fund; removing a grant
program restriction; expanding loan program to veteran-owned small businesses;
creating the Minnesota Science and Technology Authority; providing for a
comparative study of state laws affecting small business start-ups; modifying
certain unemployment insurance administrative, benefit, and tax provisions;
protecting customers from injuries resulting from use of inflatable play
equipment; modifying labor and industry licensing and certain license fee
provisions; modifying the requirements of the Manufactured Home Building
Code; allowing expedited rulemaking; providing for licensing and regulation of
individuals engaged in mortgage loan origination or mortgage loan business;
providing for licensing and regulation of appraisal management companies;
providing for property acquisition from petroleum tank fund proceeds; clarifying
requirements for granting additional cable franchises; regulating cadmium in
children's jewelry; regulating the sale and termination of portable electronics
insurance; authorizing amendments to a municipal comprehensive plan for
affordable housing; amending Iron Range resources provisions; requiring certain
reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections
58.04, subdivision 1; 58.08, by adding a subdivision; 58.09; 58.10, subdivision
1; 58.11; 60K.36, subdivision 2; 60K.38, subdivision 1; 82B.05, subdivision 5,
by adding a subdivision; 82B.06; 115C.08, subdivision 1; 116J.437, subdivision
1; 116J.8731, subdivisions 1, 4; 116J.996; 238.08, subdivision 1; 268.035,
subdivision 20; 268.046, subdivision 1; 268.051, subdivisions 2, 5, 7; 268.07, as
amended; 268.085, subdivision 9; 326B.133, subdivisions 1, 3, 8, 11, by adding
subdivisions; 326B.197; 326B.33, subdivisions 18, 20, 21; 326B.42, by adding
subdivisions; 326B.44; 326B.46, as amended; 326B.47; 326B.475, subdivision
2; 326B.50, by adding subdivisions; 326B.54; 326B.55, as amended if enacted;
326B.56, as amended; 326B.805, subdivision 6; 326B.83, subdivisions 1, 3, 6;
326B.865; 326B.921, subdivisions 2, 4, 7; 326B.922; 326B.978, subdivision
2, by adding a subdivision; 327.31, subdivision 17, by adding subdivisions;
327.32, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 327B.04, subdivision 2; 462.355,
subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, sections 58.06, subdivision
2; 60K.55, subdivision 2; 82B.05, subdivision 1; 115C.08, subdivision 4;
116J.8731, subdivision 3; 116L.20, subdivision 1; 268.035, subdivision 19a;
268.052, subdivision 2; 268.053, subdivision 1; 268.085, subdivision 1; 268.136,
subdivision 1; 326B.33, subdivision 19; 326B.475, subdivision 4; 326B.49,
subdivision 1; 326B.58; 326B.815, subdivision 1; 326B.86, subdivision 1;
326B.94, subdivision 4; 326B.986, subdivision 5; 327B.04, subdivisions 7, 7a,
8; 327B.041; Laws 2009, chapter 78, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2; Laws
2010, chapter 216, section 58; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 60K; 116J; 184B; 325E; 326B; proposing coding for new law
as Minnesota Statutes, chapters 58A; 82C; 116W; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2008, sections 116J.657; 326B.133, subdivisions 9, 10; 326B.37, subdivision 13;
326B.475, subdivisions 5, 6; 326B.56, subdivision 3; 326B.885, subdivisions 3,
4; 326B.976; 327.32, subdivision 4; 327C.07, subdivisions 3, 3a, 8; Minnesota
Statutes 2009 Supplement, sections 58.126; 326B.56, subdivision 4; Laws 2010,
chapter 215, article 9, section 3; Minnesota Rules, parts 1301.0500; 1301.0900;
1301.1100, subparts 2, 3, 4; 1350.7200, subpart 3; 1350.8000, subpart 2.

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

ARTICLE 1

EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116J.437, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

new text begin(a) new text endFor the purpose of this section, new text beginthe following terms
have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end"Green economy" means products, processes, methods, technologies, or services
intended to do one or more of the following:

(1) increase the use of energy from renewable sources, including through achieving
the renewable energy standard established in section 216B.1691;

(2) achieve the statewide energy-savings goal established in section 216B.2401,
including energy savings achieved by the conservation investment program under section
216B.241;

(3) achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of section 216H.02,
subdivision 1, including through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as defined in
section 216H.01, subdivision 2, or mitigation of the greenhouse gas emissions through,
but not limited to, carbon capture, storage, or sequestration;

(4) monitor, protect, restore, and preserve the quality of surface waters, including
actions to further the purposes of the Clean Water Legacy Act as provided in section
114D.10, subdivision 1; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(5) expand the use of biofuels, including by expanding the feasibility or reducing the
cost of producing biofuels or the types of equipment, machinery, and vehicles that can
use biofuels, including activities to achieve the biofuels 25 by 2025 initiative in sections
41A.10, subdivision 2, and 41A.11new text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (6) increase the use of green chemistry, as defined in section 116.9401new text end.

For the purpose of clause (3), "green economy" includes strategies that reduce carbon
emissions, such as utilizing existing buildings and other infrastructure, and utilizing mass
transit or otherwise reducing commuting for employees.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

new text begin [116J.872] RESPONSE TEAM.
new text end

new text begin (a) The department shall operate a fast-action economic response team to contact
and work with businesses that are identified as being:
new text end

new text begin (1) at risk for relocating or expanding outside the state; or
new text end

new text begin (2) prospects for expansion or relocation within the state.
new text end

new text begin (b) The fast-action response team must contact identified businesses within 24 hours.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116J.8731, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Purpose.

The Minnesota investment fund is created to provide
financialnew text begin and technicalnew text end assistance, through partnership with communities, for the creation
of new employment or to maintain existing employment, and for business start-up,
expansions, and retention. It shall accomplish these goals by the following means:

(1) creation or retention of permanent private-sector jobs in order to create
above-average economic growth consistent with environmental protection, which includes
investments in technology and equipment that increase productivity and provide for a
higher wage;

(2) stimulation or leverage of private investment to ensure economic renewal and
competitiveness;

(3) increasing the local tax base, based on demonstrated measurable outcomes, to
guarantee a diversified industry mix;

(4) improving the quality of existing jobs, based on increases in wages or
improvements in the job duties, training, or education associated with those jobs;

(5) improvement of employment and economic opportunity for citizens in the region
to create a reasonable standard of living, consistent with federal and state guidelines
on low- to moderate-income persons; and

(6) stimulation of productivity growth through improved manufacturing or new
technologies, including cold weather testing.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 116J.8731, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Eligible expenditures.

The money appropriated for this section may be
used to deleted text beginfunddeleted text end:

(1)new text begin fundnew text end grants for infrastructure, loans, loan guarantees, interest buy-downs, and
other forms of participation with private sources of financing, provided that a loan to a
private enterprise must be for a principal amount not to exceed one-half of the cost of the
project for which financing is sought; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(2) new text beginfund new text endstrategic investments in renewable energy market development, such as
low interest loans for renewable energy equipment manufacturing, training grants to
support renewable energy workforce, development of a renewable energy supply chain
that represents and strengthens the industry throughout the state, and external marketing
to garner more national and international investment into Minnesota's renewable sector.
Expenditures in external marketing for renewable energy market development are not
subject to the limitations in clause (1)new text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (3) provide private entrepreneurs with training, other technical assistance, and
financial assistance, as provided in the small cities development block grant program
new text end.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116J.8731, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Eligible projects.

Assistance must be evaluated on the existence of the
following conditions:

(1) creation of new jobs, retention of existing jobs, or improvements in the quality of
existing jobs as measured by the wages, skills, or education associated with those jobs;

(2) increase in the tax base;

(3) the project can demonstrate that investment of public dollars induces private
funds;

(4) the project can demonstrate an excessive public infrastructure or improvement
cost beyond the means of the affected community and private participants in the project;

(5) the project provides higher wage levels to the community or will add value to
current workforce skills;

(6)new text begin the project supports the development of microenterprises, as defined by federal
statutes, through financial assistance, technical assistance, advice, or business services;
new text end

new text begin (7)new text end whether assistance is necessary to retain existing business;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end whether assistance is necessary to attract out-of-state business; and

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end the project promotes or advances the green economy as defined in section
116J.437.

A grant or loan cannot be made based solely on a finding that the conditions in
clause deleted text begin(6)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end or deleted text begin(7)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end exist. A finding must be made that a condition in clause (1), (2),
(3), (4), deleted text beginordeleted text end (5)new text begin, or (6)new text end also exists.

Applications recommended for funding shall be submitted to the commissioner.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116J.996, is amended to read:


116J.996 MILITARY RESERVIST ECONOMIC INJURY new text beginAND
VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS
new text endLOANS.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this
section.

(b) "Active service" has the meaning given in section 190.05.

(c) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic
development.

(d) "Eligible business" means a small business, as defined in section 645.445, that
was operating in Minnesota on the date a military reservist received orders for active
service.

(e) "Essential employee" means a military reservist who is an owner or employee
of an eligible business and whose managerial or technical expertise is critical to the
day-to-day operation of the eligible business.

(f) "Military reservist" means a member of the reserve component of the armed
forces.

(g) "Reserve component of the armed forces" has the meaning given it in United
States Code, title 10, section 101(c).

(h) "Substantial economic injury" means an economic harm to an eligible business
that results in the inability of the eligible business to:

(1) meet its obligations as they mature;

(2) pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses; or

(3) manufacture, produce, market, or provide a product or service ordinarily
manufactured, produced, marketed, or provided by the eligible business.

new text begin (i) "Veteran-owned small business" means a small business, as defined in section
645.445, that is majority-owned and operated by a veteran as defined in section 197.447.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Loan program.

The commissioner may make onetime, interest-free loans
of up to $20,000 per borrower tonew text begin: (1)new text end eligible businesses that have sustained or are likely
to sustain substantial economic injury as a result of the call to active service for 180 days
or more of an essential employeenew text begin; or (2) veterans who are veterans as defined in section
197.447, to start a veteran-owned small business
new text end. Loans new text beginfor economic injury new text endmust be made
for the purpose of preventing, remedying, or ameliorating the substantial economic injury.

Subd. 3.

Revolving loan account.

The commissioner shall use money appropriated
for the purpose to establish a revolving loan account. All repayments of loans made
under this section must be deposited into this account. Interest earned on money in the
account accrues to the account. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner
for purposes of the loan program created in this section, including costs incurred by the
commissioner to establish and administer the program.

Subd. 4.

Rules.

Using the expedited rulemaking procedures of section 14.389, the
commissioner shall develop and publish expedited rules for loan applications, use of
funds, needed collateral, terms of loans, and other details of military reservist economic
injury new text beginand veteran-owned small business new text endloans.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 116L.20, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Determination and collection of special assessment.

(a) In addition
to amounts due from an employer under the Minnesota unemployment insurance program,
each employer, except an employer making reimbursements is liable for a special
assessment levied at the rate of .10 percent per year on all taxable wages, as defined in
section 268.035, subdivision 24, except that effective July 1, 2009, until June 30, 2011, the
special assessment shall be levied at a rate of .12 percent per year on all taxable wages
as defined in section 268.035, subdivision 24. new text beginThe commissioner of employment and
economic development may increase the assessment rate to meet the state's workforce
development needs, from .12 percent to .14 percent per year, on all taxable wages as
defined in section 268.035, subdivision 24.
new text endThe assessment shall become due and be paid
by each employer on the same schedule and in the same manner as other amounts due
from an employer under section 268.051, subdivision 1.

(b) The special assessment levied under this section shall be subject to the same
requirements and collection procedures as any amounts due from an employer under the
Minnesota unemployment insurance program.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 8.

new text begin [116W.01] MINNESOTA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY
ACT.
new text end

new text begin This chapter may be cited as the "Minnesota Science and Technology Authority Act."
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [116W.02] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Applicability. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this chapter, the terms in this
section have the meanings given them.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Authority. new text end

new text begin "Authority" means the Minnesota Science and Technology
Authority.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Eligible recipient. new text end

new text begin "Eligible recipient" means an entity primarily operating
to create and retain jobs in the state's industrial base and maximize the economic growth
of the state through:
new text end

new text begin (1) high-technology research and development capabilities;
new text end

new text begin (2) product and process innovation and commercialization;
new text end

new text begin (3) high-technology manufacturing capabilities;
new text end

new text begin (4) science and technology business environment; or
new text end

new text begin (5) science and technology workforce preparation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Advisory commission. new text end

new text begin "Advisory commission" means the advisory
commission under section 116W.051.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 10.

new text begin [116W.03] MINNESOTA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
AUTHORITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Science and Technology Authority
consists of the commissioner of employment and economic development, the
commissioner of management and budget, the commissioner of revenue, the commissioner
of commerce, and the commissioner of agriculture.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Chair; other officers. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of employment and economic
development shall serve as the chair and chief executive officer of the authority. The
authority shall rotate the position of vice chair annually among its members. The
commissioner of employment and economic development shall convene the first meeting
of the authority no later than July 1, 2010. In the absence of the chair or vice chair at
meetings of the authority members may elect a chair for the meeting, and may elect other
officers as necessary from its members.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Delegation. new text end

new text begin In addition to any powers to delegate that members of the
authority have as commissioners, they may delegate to the chair, vice chair, or executive
director their responsibilities as members of the authority for reviewing and approving
financing of eligible projects, projects that have been authorized by law, or programs
specifically authorized by resolution of the authority.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Actions. new text end

new text begin (a) A majority of the authority, excluding vacancies, constitutes a
quorum to conduct its business, to exercise its powers, and for all other purposes.
new text end

new text begin (b) The authority may conduct its business by any technological means available,
including teleconference calls or interactive video, that allows for an interaction between
members. If a meeting is conducted under this paragraph, a specific location must be
available for the public to attend the meeting and at least one member must be present at
that location.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Executive director; staffing. new text end

new text begin The authority shall employ an executive
director in the unclassified service. The initial executive director must be the individual in
the position of director of the Office of Science and Technology as of January 1, 2010,
under section 116J.657. The executive director is responsible for hiring staff necessary to
assist the executive director to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the authority.
The executive director shall perform duties that the authority may require in carrying out
its responsibilities to manage and implement the funds and programs in this chapter, and
comply with all state and federal program requirements, and state and federal securities
and tax laws and regulations. The executive director shall assist the advisory board in
fulfilling its duties under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Administrative services. new text end

new text begin The authority shall enter into agreements for
administrative and professional services and technical support.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires June 30, 2018.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [116W.04] POWERS AND DUTIES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The Science and Technology Authority shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) coordinate public and private efforts to procure federal funding for collaborative
research and development projects of primary benefit to small-sized and medium-sized
businesses;
new text end

new text begin (2) promote contractual relationships between Minnesota businesses that are
recipients of federal grants and prime contractors, and Minnesota-based subcontractors;
new text end

new text begin (3) work with Minnesota nonprofit institutions including the University of
Minnesota, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the Mayo Clinic in promoting
collaborative efforts to respond to federal funding opportunities;
new text end

new text begin (4) develop a framework for Minnesota companies to establish sole-source
relationships with federal agencies;
new text end

new text begin (5) coordinate workshops, assistance with business proposals, licensing, intellectual
property protection, commercialization, and government auditing with the University of
Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; and
new text end

new text begin (6) develop and implement a comprehensive science and technology economic
development strategy for the state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Technology matchmaking. new text end

new text begin The authority must assist businesses in
identifying qualified suppliers and vendors through a program to serve as a conduit for
Minnesota-based companies to network with firms able to support their success. Firms
outside Minnesota can participate in the technology matchmaking network if one of the
participating companies is located in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Commercialization assistance. new text end

new text begin The authority must provide
commercialization assistance to Minnesota firms that have received a Phase I Small
Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer
(STTR) award and are submitting a Phase II proposal. Local service providers must assist
the applicant with developing and reviewing the required commercialization plan prior to
Phase II submission. The authority may provide SBIR Phase I proposal technical review.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Power to sue; enter contracts. new text end

new text begin The authority may sue and be sued. The
authority may make and enter into contracts, leases, and agreements necessary to perform
its duties and exercise its powers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Gifts; grants. new text end

new text begin The authority may apply for, accept, and disburse gifts,
grants, loans, or other property from the United States, the state, private sources, or
any other source for any of its purposes. Money received by the authority under this
subdivision must be deposited in the state treasury and is appropriated to the authority to
carry out its duties.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Contract for services. new text end

new text begin The authority may retain or contract for the
services of accountants, financial advisors, and other consultants or agents needed to
perform its duties and exercise its powers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Fees. new text end

new text begin The authority may set and collect fees for costs incurred by the
authority, the Department of Employment and Economic Development, the Department of
Management and Budget, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Commerce, the
Department of Labor and Industry, and the Department of Agriculture, including costs
for personnel, professional, and administrative services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin (a) The authority shall report by February 1 of each year to the
chairs and the ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over finance and economic development on its progress to design, coordinate,
and administer a strategic science and technology program for the state to promote the
welfare of the people of the state, maximize the economic growth of the state, and create
and retain jobs in the state's industrial base through enhancement of Minnesota's:
new text end

new text begin (1) high-technology research and development capabilities;
new text end

new text begin (2) product and process innovation and commercialization;
new text end

new text begin (3) high-technology manufacturing capabilities;
new text end

new text begin (4) science and technology business environment; and
new text end

new text begin (5) science and technology workforce preparation.
new text end

new text begin (b) The report must include a complete operating and financial statement covering
the authority's operations during the year, including amounts of income from all sources.
Books and records of the authority are subject to audit by the legislative auditor in the
manner prescribed for state agencies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Consultative and technical services. new text end

new text begin The authority may provide general
consultative and technical services to assist eligible projects and enter into agreements or
other transactions concerning the receipt or provision of those services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Financial information. new text end

new text begin Financial information, including credit reports,
financial statements, and net worth calculations, received or prepared by the authority
regarding financial assistance, is private data with regard to data on individuals as defined
in section 13.02, subdivision 12, and nonpublic data with regard to data not on individuals
as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 9.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin General. new text end

new text begin The authority shall have all powers necessary and appropriate to
fulfill its responsibilities under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [116W.05] PROJECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Determination of financial assistance. new text end

new text begin The authority shall assist
eligible recipients in identifying grants or other sources of financial assistance available to
finance projects and may assist eligible recipients in applying for and obtaining grants and
other forms of assistance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Financial feasibility review. new text end

new text begin (a) The authority shall review the proposed
financing for each project submitted to the authority to determine whether: (1) the
proposed project and financing plan is an eligible use of the money; and (2) the proposal is
in compliance with applicable state and federal tax and securities laws and regulations.
Grants in excess of $50,000 must be approved by the authority. Grants of $50,000 or less
may be authorized by the executive director. All grant approvals or disapprovals must be
completed within 30 days of submission to the authority.
new text end

new text begin (b) Unless a project is specifically authorized by law, the authority may reject the
proposed financing for a project meeting the requirements in paragraph (a) if a majority
of members believe the financing of the project would not be in the best interests of the
state or would be detrimental to the authority's funds or programs. A determination to
reject a proposed project must not be made in an arbitrary and capricious manner and must
be supported by substantive evidence and documented by a resolution of the authority
stating its findings.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 13.

new text begin [116W.051] ADVISORY COMMISSION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Advisory commission membership. new text end

new text begin A Science and Technology
Initiative Advisory Commission of 18 members is established and is comprised of:
new text end

new text begin (1) two representatives of the University of Minnesota, selected by the president of
the university, including a faculty member actively involved in science and technology
research;
new text end

new text begin (2) two representatives of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, selected by
the chancellor, including a faculty member actively involved in science and technology
research;
new text end

new text begin (3) the chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic or a designee;
new text end

new text begin (4) six chief executive officers or designees from science-oriented or
technology-oriented companies;
new text end

new text begin (5) four representatives from science-oriented and technology-oriented
organizations;
new text end

new text begin (6) one representative of organized labor;
new text end

new text begin (7) a venture capital representative; and
new text end

new text begin (8) a representative of angel investors.
new text end

new text begin A member must have experience in science or technology in order to serve on
the commission.
new text end

new text begin Members of the commission listed in clauses (4) to (8) shall be appointed by the
authority.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Advisory commission duties. new text end

new text begin The advisory commission must assist the
authority in developing a comprehensive science and technology economic development
plan to be presented to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction over economic development by January
15, 2011. The plan must include recommendations in strategic areas for science and
technology investments, recommendations on additional programs to support science and
technology focused economic development activities in the state, selection of specific
programs and grantees for support from program funds authorized by the advisory
commission and ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of programmatic elements
according to metrics to be developed by the authority in consultation with the advisory
commission. The advisory commission may also advise and assist the authority in
fulfilling its duties under section 116W.04.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Membership terms; vacancies; compensation. new text end

new text begin The membership terms,
removal of members, filling of vacancies and compensation of members are as provided
under section 15.059. The compensation required under this section must be paid by
the authority.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The advisory commission expires June 30, 2013.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Convening of meetings; staffing. new text end

new text begin The executive director of the authority
must convene the first meeting of the commission by August 1, 2010. The executive
director must provide administrative support and staff to the commission.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 14.

new text begin [116W.20] MONEY OF THE AUTHORITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Functions of commissioner of management and budget. new text end

new text begin Except
as otherwise provided in this section, money of the authority must be paid to the
commissioner of management and budget as agent of the authority and the commissioner
shall not commingle the money with other money. The money in the accounts of the
authority must be paid out only on warrants drawn by the commissioner of management
and budget on requisition of the executive director of the authority or of another officer or
employee as the authority authorizes. Deposits of the authority's money must, if required
by the commissioner or the authority, be secured by obligations of the United States or of
the state of a market value equal at all times to the amount of the deposit and all banks and
trust companies are authorized to give security for the deposits. All money paid to the
commissioner as agent of the authority is appropriated to the authority.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin System of accounts. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget shall
prescribe a system of accounts.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 15.

new text begin [116W.21] NONLIABILITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Nonliability of individuals. new text end

new text begin No member of the authority, staff of
the authority, or other person executing other agreements or contracts of the authority is
liable personally or is subject to any personal liability or accountability by reason of their
issuance, execution, delivery, or performance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Nonliability of state. new text end

new text begin The state is not liable on loans or other agreements
or contracts of the authority issued or entered into under this chapter and the loans or
other agreements or contracts of the authority are not a debt of the state. The loans or
other agreements or contracts of the authority must contain on their face a statement
to that effect.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 16.

new text begin [116W.23] STATE PLEDGE AGAINST IMPAIRMENT OF
CONTRACTS.
new text end

new text begin The state pledges and agrees with parties to any loans or other agreements or
contracts of the authority that the state will not: (1) limit or alter the rights vested in the
authority to fulfill the terms of any agreements made with the parties to any loans or other
agreements or contracts of the authority; or (2) in any way impair the rights and remedies
of the parties to any loans or other agreements or contracts of the authority. The authority
may include this pledge and agreement of the state in any agreement with the parties in
any loans or other agreements or contracts of the authority.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 17.

new text begin [116W.24] RESERVES; FUNDS; ACCOUNTS.
new text end

new text begin The authority may establish reserves, funds, or accounts necessary to carry out the
purposes of the authority or to comply with any agreement made by or any resolution
passed by the authority.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 462.355, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Adoption by governing body.

A proposed comprehensive plan or an
amendment to it may not be acted upon by the governing body until it has received the
recommendation of the planning agency or until 60 days have elapsed from the date an
amendment proposed by the governing body has been submitted to the planning agency
for its recommendation. Unless otherwise provided by charter, the governing body may by
resolution deleted text beginby a two-thirds vote of all of its membersdeleted text end adopt and amend the comprehensive
plan or portion thereof as the official municipal plan upon such notice and hearing as
may be prescribed by ordinance.new text begin Except for amendments to permit affordable housing
development, a resolution to amend or adopt a comprehensive plan must be approved by
a two-thirds vote of all of the members. Amendments to permit an affordable housing
development are approved by a simple majority of all of the members. For purposes of
this subdivision, "affordable housing development" means a development in which at
least 20 percent of the residential units are restricted to occupancy for at least ten years
by residents whose household income at the time of initial occupancy does not exceed
60 percent of area median income, adjusted for household size, as determined by the
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and with respect to
rental units, the rents for affordable units do not exceed 30 percent of 60 percent of area
median income, adjusted for household size, as determined annually by the United States
Department of Housing and Urban Development.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Laws 2009, chapter 78, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Business and Community
Development

8,980,000
8,980,000
Appropriations by Fund
General
7,941,000
7,941,000
Remediation
700,000
700,000
Workforce
Development
339,000
339,000

(a) $700,000 the first year and $700,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund for
contaminated site cleanup and development
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.554. This appropriation is available
until expended.

(b) $200,000 each year is from the general
fund for a grant to WomenVenture for
women's business development programs
and for programs that encourage and assist
women to enter nontraditional careers in the
trades; manual and technical occupations;
science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics-related occupations; and green
jobs. This appropriation may be matched
dollar for dollar with any resources available
from the federal government for these
purposes with priority given to initiatives
that have a goal of increasing by at least ten
percent the number of women in occupations
where women currently comprise less than 25
percent of the workforce. The appropriation
is available until expended.

(c) $105,000 each year is from the general
fund and $50,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for a grant to
the Metropolitan Economic Development
Association for continuing minority business
development programs in the metropolitan
area. This appropriation must be used for the
sole purpose of providing free or reduced
fee business consulting services to minority
entrepreneurs and contractors.

(d)(1) $500,000 each year is from the
general fund for a grant to BioBusiness
Alliance of Minnesota for bioscience
business development programs to promote
and position the state as a global leader
in bioscience business activities. This
appropriation is added to the department's
base. These funds may be used to create,
recruit, retain, and expand biobusiness
activity in Minnesota; implement the
destination 2025 statewide plan; update
a statewide assessment of the bioscience
industry and the competitive position of
Minnesota-based bioscience businesses
relative to other states and other nations;
and develop and implement business and
scenario-planning models to create, recruit,
retain, and expand biobusiness activity in
Minnesota.

(2) The BioBusiness Alliance must report
each year by February 15 to the committees
of the house of representatives and the senate
having jurisdiction over bioscience industry
activity in Minnesota on the use of funds;
the number of bioscience businesses and
jobs created, recruited, retained, or expanded
in the state since the last reporting period;
the competitive position of the biobusiness
industry; and utilization rates and results of
the business and scenario-planning models
and outcomes resulting from utilization of
the business and scenario-planning models.

(e)(1) Of the money available in the
Minnesota Investment Fund, Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.8731, to the
commissioner of the Department of
Employment and Economic Development,
up to $3,000,000 is appropriated in fiscal year
2010 for a loan to an aircraft manufacturing
and assembly company, associated with the
aerospace industry, for equipment utilized
to establish an aircraft completion center
at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International
Airport. The finishing center must use the
state's vocational training programs designed
specifically for aircraft maintenance training,
and to the extent possible, work to recruit
employees from these programs. The center
must create at least 200 new manufacturing
jobs within 24 months of receiving the
loan, and create not less than 500 new
manufacturing jobs over a five-year period
in Minnesota.

(2) This loan is not subject to loan limitations
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731,
subdivision 5
. Any match requirements
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731,
subdivision 3
, may be made from current
resources. This is a onetime appropriation
and is effective the day following final
enactment.

(f) $65,000 each year is from the general
fund for a grant to the Minnesota Inventors
Congress, of which at least $6,500 must be
used for youth inventors.

(g) $200,000 the first year deleted text beginand $200,000
the second year are
deleted text endnew text begin isnew text end for the Office of
Science and Technology. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(h) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for a grant to Enterprise
Minnesota, Inc., for the small business
growth acceleration program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116O.115. This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until expended.

(i)(1) $100,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for a grant
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.421,
to the Rural Policy and Development
Center at St. Peter, Minnesota. The grant
shall be used for research and policy
analysis on emerging economic and social
issues in rural Minnesota, to serve as a
policy resource center for rural Minnesota
communities, to encourage collaboration
across higher education institutions, to
provide interdisciplinary team approaches
to research and problem-solving in rural
communities, and to administer overall
operations of the center.

(2) The grant shall be provided upon the
condition that each state-appropriated
dollar be matched with a nonstate dollar.
Acceptable matching funds are nonstate
contributions that the center has received and
have not been used to match previous state
grants. Any funds not spent the first year are
available the second year.

(j) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 268.18, subdivision 2, $414,000 of
funds collected for unemployment insurance
administration under this subdivision is
appropriated as follows: $250,000 to Lake
County for ice storm damage; $64,000 is for
the city of Green Isle for reimbursement of
fire relief efforts and other expenses incurred
as a result of the fire in the city of Green Isle;
and $100,000 is to develop the construction
mitigation pilot program to make grants deleted text beginfor
up to five projects statewide available
deleted text end to local
government units to mitigate the impacts of
transportation construction on local small
business. These are onetime appropriations
and are available until expended.

(k) Up to $10,000,000 is appropriated
from the Minnesota minerals 21st century
fund to the commissioner of Iron Range
resources and rehabilitation to make a grant
or forgivable loan to a manufacturer of
windmill blades at a facility to be located
within the taconite tax relief area defined in
Minnesota Statutes, section 273.134.

(l) $1,000,000 is appropriated from the
Minnesota minerals 21st century fund to
the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities for a grant
to the Northeast Higher Education District
for planning, design, and construction of
classrooms and housing facilities for upper
division students in the engineering program.

(m)(1) $189,000 each year is appropriated
from the workforce development fund for
grants of $63,000 to eligible organizations
each year to assist in the development of
entrepreneurs and small businesses. Each
state grant dollar must be matched with $1
of nonstate funds. Any balance in the first
year does not cancel but is available in the
second year.

(2) Three grants must be awarded to
continue or to develop a program. One
grant must be awarded to the Riverbend
Center for Entrepreneurial Facilitation
in Blue Earth County, and two to other
organizations serving Faribault and Martin
Counties. Grant recipients must report to the
commissioner by February 1 of each year
that the organization receives a grant with the
number of customers served; the number of
businesses started, stabilized, or expanded;
the number of jobs created and retained; and
business success rates. The commissioner
must report to the house of representatives
and senate committees with jurisdiction
over economic development finance on the
effectiveness of these programs for assisting
in the development of entrepreneurs and
small businesses.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginREPORT ON AT-RISK BUSINESSES; CREATION OF FAST-ACTION
ECONOMIC RESPONSE TEAM.
new text end

new text begin Not later than 30 days after the effective date of this section, the commissioner of
employment and economic development shall submit to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the senate and house of representatives committees with primary jurisdiction
over jobs and employment and economic development a report that identifies retention
methods the department currently uses, and retention methods the department could use
in the future, to identify businesses at risk for relocation or expansion outside of this
state. The report must also include a proactive plan to identify businesses outside of
this state that are seeking to relocate or expand, or that could be encouraged to relocate
or expand through the use of incentives. In developing the plan, the commissioner shall
collaborate with economic development stakeholders from state government, business,
and nongovernmental organizations.
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. 21. new text beginCOMPARATIVE STUDY OF STATE REGULATION AFFECTING
SMALL BUSINESS START-UPS.
new text end

new text begin (a) $65,000 is appropriated for fiscal year 2011 from the general fund to the
Legislative Coordinating Commission to fund a grant for a comparative study of the
effects of state regulation on the cost and delay required to start a typical small business
in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. This appropriation
is available until spent.
new text end

new text begin (b) The study must examine the typical cost and delay required by state regulation
in the five states to start a typical small services business, small retail business, and
small manufacturing business. Within each of those three categories, the study must
choose to study similar types of businesses and follow the start-up process in the two
states from beginning to end, including formation, financing, licensing, permits, reporting
requirements, employment laws, and state and local taxes. The study must result in
a written report submitted to the Legislative Coordinating Commission no later than
December 1, 2011.
new text end

new text begin (c) The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall request proposals and choose
the recipient of the grant from among higher education institutions that have a graduate
program in business, business administration, or a similar field. The Legislative
Coordinating Commission shall periodically monitor the recipient's progress on the study
and written report. The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall submit the written
report as a report to the legislature in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 3.195
and 3.197.
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $200,000 is appropriated from the general fund in fiscal year 2011 to the Minnesota
Science and Technology Authority for the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116W.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 23. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116J.657, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 268.035, subdivision 19a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 19a.

Immediate family member.

"Immediate family member" means
deleted text begin the applicant'sdeleted text endnew text begin an individual's new text end spouse, parent, stepparent, son or daughter, stepson or
stepdaughter, or grandson or granddaughter.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 268.035, subdivision 20, is amended to read:


Subd. 20.

Noncovered employment.

"Noncovered employment" means:

(1) employment for the United States government or an instrumentality thereof,
including military service;

(2) employment for a state, other than Minnesota, or a political subdivision or
instrumentality thereof;

(3) employment for a foreign government;

(4) employment for an instrumentality wholly owned by a foreign government,
if the employment is of a character similar to that performed in foreign countries by
employees of the United States government or an instrumentality thereof and the United
States Secretary of State has certified that the foreign government grants an equivalent
exemption to similar employment performed in the foreign country by employees of the
United States government and instrumentalities thereof;

(5) employment covered under United States Code, title 45, section 351, the
Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act;

(6) employment covered by a reciprocal arrangement between the commissioner and
another state or the federal government that provides that all employment performed by an
individual for an employer during the period covered by the reciprocal arrangement is
considered performed entirely within another state;

(7) employment for a church or convention or association of churches, or an
organization operated primarily for religious purposes that is operated, supervised,
controlled, or principally supported by a church or convention or association of churches
described in United States Code, title 26, section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue
Code and exempt from income tax under section 501(a);

(8) employment of a duly ordained or licensed minister of a church in the exercise of
a ministry or by a member of a religious order in the exercise of duties required by the
order, for Minnesota or a political subdivision or an organization described in United
States Code, title 26, section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code and exempt
from income tax under section 501(a);

(9) employment of an individual receiving rehabilitation of "sheltered" work in
a facility conducted for the purpose of carrying out a program of rehabilitation for
individuals whose earning capacity is impaired by age or physical or mental deficiency
or injury or a program providing "sheltered" work for individuals who because of an
impaired physical or mental capacity cannot be readily absorbed in the competitive labor
market. This clause applies only to services performed for Minnesota or a political
subdivision or an organization described in United States Code, title 26, section 501(c)(3)
of the federal Internal Revenue Code and exempt from income tax under section 501(a)
in a facility certified by the Rehabilitation Services Branch of the department or in a day
training or habilitation program licensed by the Department of Human Services;

(10) employment of an individual receiving work relief or work training as part of
an unemployment work relief or work training program assisted or financed in whole or
in part by any federal agency or an agency of a state or political subdivision thereof.
This clause applies only to employment for Minnesota or a political subdivision or an
organization described in United States Code, title 26, section 501(c)(3) of the federal
Internal Revenue Code and exempt from income tax under section 501(a). This clause does
not apply to programs that require unemployment benefit coverage for the participants;

(11) employment for Minnesota or a political subdivision as an elected official, a
member of a legislative body, or a member of the judiciary;

(12) employment as a member of the Minnesota National Guard or Air National
Guard;

(13) employment for Minnesota, a political subdivision, or instrumentality thereof,
as an employee serving only on a temporary basis in case of fire, flood, tornado, or
similar emergency;

(14) employment as an election official or election worker for Minnesota or a
political subdivision, but only if the compensation for that employment was less than
$1,000 in a calendar year;

(15) employment for Minnesota that is a major policy-making or advisory position
in the unclassified service, including those positions established under section 43A.08,
subdivision 1a
;

(16) employment for a political subdivision of Minnesota that is a nontenured major
policy making or advisory position;

(17) domestic employment in a private household, local college club, or local
chapter of a college fraternity or sorority performed for a person, only if the wages paid
in any calendar quarter in either the current or prior calendar year to all individuals in
domestic employment totaled less than $1,000.

"Domestic employment" includes all service in the operation and maintenance of a
private household, for a local college club, or local chapter of a college fraternity or
sorority as distinguished from service as an employee in the pursuit of an employer's
trade or business;

(18) employment of an individual by a son, daughter, or spouse, and employment of
a child under the age of 18 by the child's father or mother;

(19) new text beginemployment for a personal care assistance provider agency by an immediate
family member of a recipient who provides the direct care to the recipient through the
personal care assistance program under section 256B.0659;
new text end

new text begin (20) new text endemployment of an inmate of a custodial or penal institution;

deleted text begin (20)deleted text endnew text begin (21)new text end employment for a school, college, or university by a student who is
enrolled and is regularly attending classes at the school, college, or university;

deleted text begin (21)deleted text end new text begin (22) new text endemployment of an individual who is enrolled as a student in a full-time
program at a nonprofit or public educational institution that maintains a regular faculty
and curriculum and has a regularly organized body of students in attendance at the place
where its educational activities are carried on, taken for credit at the institution, that
combines academic instruction with work experience, if the employment is an integral
part of the program, and the institution has so certified to the employer, except that this
clause does not apply to employment in a program established for or on behalf of an
employer or group of employers;

deleted text begin (22)deleted text endnew text begin (23)new text end employment of university, college, or professional school students in an
internship or other training program with the city of St. Paul or the city of Minneapolis
under Laws 1990, chapter 570, article 6, section 3;

deleted text begin (23)deleted text endnew text begin (24)new text end employment for a hospital by a patient of the hospital. "Hospital" means
an institution that has been licensed by the Department of Health as a hospital;

deleted text begin (24)deleted text endnew text begin (25)new text end employment as a student nurse for a hospital or a nurses' training school by
an individual who is enrolled and is regularly attending classes in an accredited nurses'
training school;

deleted text begin (25)deleted text endnew text begin (26)new text end employment as an intern for a hospital by an individual who has completed
a four-year course in an accredited medical school;

deleted text begin (26)deleted text endnew text begin (27)new text end employment as an insurance salesperson, by other than a corporate
officer, if all the wages from the employment is solely by way of commission. The word
"insurance" includes an annuity and an optional annuity;

deleted text begin (27)deleted text endnew text begin (28)new text end employment as an officer of a township mutual insurance company or
farmer's mutual insurance company operating under chapter 67A;

deleted text begin (28)deleted text endnew text begin (29)new text end employment of a corporate officer, if the officer owns 25 percent or more
of the employer corporation, and employment of a member of a limited liability company,
if the member owns 25 percent or more of the employer limited liability company;

deleted text begin (29)deleted text end new text begin(30) new text endemployment as a real estate salesperson, by other than a corporate officer,
if all the wages from the employment is solely by way of commission;

deleted text begin (30)deleted text endnew text begin (31)new text end employment as a direct seller as defined in United States Code, title 26,
section 3508;

deleted text begin (31)deleted text endnew text begin (32)new text end employment of an individual under the age of 18 in the delivery or
distribution of newspapers or shopping news, not including delivery or distribution to any
point for subsequent delivery or distribution;

deleted text begin (32)deleted text endnew text begin (33)new text end casual employment performed for an individual, other than domestic
employment under clause (17), that does not promote or advance that employer's trade or
business;

deleted text begin (33)deleted text endnew text begin (34)new text end employment in "agricultural employment" unless considered "covered
agricultural employment" under subdivision 11; or

deleted text begin (34)deleted text endnew text begin (35)new text end if employment during one-half or more of any pay period was covered
employment, all the employment for the pay period is considered covered employment;
but if during more than one-half of any pay period the employment was noncovered
employment, then all of the employment for the pay period is considered noncovered
employment. "Pay period" means a period of not more than a calendar month for which a
payment or compensation is ordinarily made to the employee by the employer.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 268.046, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Tax accounts assigned.

(a) Any person that contracts with a
taxpaying employer to have that person obtain the taxpaying employer's workforce and
provide workers to the taxpaying employer for a fee is, as of the effective date of the
contract, assigned for the duration of the contract the taxpaying employer's account under
section 268.045. That tax account must be maintained by the person separate and distinct
from every other tax account held by the person and identified in a manner prescribed by
the commissioner. The tax account is, for the duration of the contract, considered that
person's account for all purposes of this chapter. The workers obtained from the taxpaying
employer and any other workers provided by that person to the taxpaying employernew text begin,
including officers of the taxpaying employer as defined in section 268.035, subdivision 20,
clause (28), whose wages paid by the person are considered paid in covered employment
under section 268.035, subdivision 24, for the duration of the contract between the
taxpaying employer and the person,
new text end must, under section 268.044, be reported on the wage
detail report under that tax account, and that person must pay any taxes due at the tax rate
computed for that account under section 268.051, subdivision 2.

(b) Any workers of the taxpaying employer who are not covered by the contract
under paragraph (a) must be reported by the taxpaying employer as a separate unit on the
wage detail report under the tax account assigned under paragraph (a). Taxes and any
other amounts due on the wages reported by the taxpaying employer under this paragraph
may be paid directly by the taxpaying employer.

(c) If the taxpaying employer that contracts with a person under paragraph (a) does
not have a tax account at the time of the execution of the contract, an account must be
registered for the taxpaying employer under section 268.042 and the new employer tax
rate under section 268.051, subdivision 5, must be assigned. The tax account is then
assigned to the person as provided for in paragraph (a).

(d) A person that contracts with a taxpaying employer under paragraph (a)
must, within 30 calendar days of the execution or termination of a contract, notify the
commissioner by electronic transmission, in a format prescribed by the commissioner,
of that execution or termination. The taxpaying employer's name, the account number
assigned, and any other information required by the commissioner must be provided
by that person.

(e) Any contract subject to paragraph (a) must specifically inform the taxpaying
employer of the assignment of the tax account under this section and the taxpaying
employer's obligation under paragraph (b). If there is a termination of the contract, the tax
account is, as of the date of termination, immediately assigned to the taxpaying employer.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 268.051, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Computation of tax rates; additional assessments.

(a) For each calendar
year the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end compute the tax rate of each taxpaying employer that
qualifies for an experience rating by adding the base tax rate to the employer's experience
rating along with assigning any appropriate additional assessment under paragraph deleted text begin(d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end.

(b) The base tax rate for the calendar year and any additional assessments under this
subdivision are determined based upon the amount in the trust fund on March 31 of the
prior year as a percentage of total wages paid in covered employment. The base tax rate is:

(1) one-tenth of one percent if the trust fund is equal to or more than 0.75 percent;

(2) two-tenths of one percent if the trust fund is less than 0.75 percent but equal to or
more than 0.65 percent;

(3) three-tenths of one percent if the trust fund is less than 0.65 percent but equal
to or more than 0.55 percent; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(4) four-tenths of one percent if the trust fund is less than 0.55 percentnew text begin, but has a
positive balance; or
new text end

new text begin (5) five-tenths of one percent if the trust fund has a negative balance and is
borrowing from the federal unemployment trust fund in order to pay unemployment
benefits as provided for under section 268.194, subdivision 6
new text end.

(c) deleted text beginThere is a "falling trust fund adjustment" to the base tax rate for the calendar year
if the amount in the trust fund on March 31 of the prior year is less than 0.75 percent of
total wages paid in covered employment and:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) the amount in the trust fund on March 31 of the prior year is ten percent or more
below the amount in the trust fund on March 31 of the year before that; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) the amount in the trust fund on March 31 of the prior year is greater than the
amount in the trust fund on June 30 of that same year.
deleted text end

deleted text begin If a "falling trust fund adjustment" is applicable, then the base tax rate is one-tenth of one
percent greater than otherwise provided for under paragraph (b).
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end In addition to the base tax rate, there is an additional assessment for the calendar
year on the quarterly unemployment taxes due from every taxpaying employer if the
amount in the trust fund on March 31 of the prior year is less than 0.55 percent of total
wages paid in covered employment. The assessment is as follows:

(1) a five percent assessment if the trust fund is less than 0.55 percent but equal to or
more than 0.45 percent;

(2) a ten percent assessment if the trust fund is less than 0.45 percent but equal
to or more than 0.35 percent; or

(3) a 14 percent assessment if the trust fund is less than 0.35 percent.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end For the purposes of this subdivision, the trust fund does not include any
money borrowed from the federal unemployment trust fund provided for in section
268.194, subdivision 6.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end For the purposes of this subdivision, total wages paid in covered employment
are those wages paid to all employees in covered employment during the calendar year
before the March 31 date used in paragraph (b).

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end The base tax rate and any additional assessments are assessed on all taxpaying
employers to cover a portion of the costs to the trust fund for unemployment benefits paid
that do not affect any single employer's future experience rating because:

(1) the employer's experience rating is limited by the maximum under subdivision 3,
paragraph (b);

(2) the employer has ceased doing business; or

(3) the unemployment benefits paid have been determined not to be used in
computing the employer's experience rating under section 268.047, subdivision 2 or 3.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 268.051, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Tax rate for new employers.

(a) Each new taxpaying employer that does
not qualify for an experience rating under subdivision 3, except new employers in a high
experience rating industry, must be assigned, for a calendar year, a tax rate the higher of
(1) one percent, or (2) the tax rate computed, to the nearest deleted text beginone-hundredthdeleted text endnew text begin 1/100new text end of a
percent, by dividing the total amount of unemployment benefits paid all applicants during
the 48 calendar months ending on June 30 of the prior calendar year by the total taxable
wages of all taxpaying employers during the same period, plus the applicable base tax rate
and any additional assessments under subdivision 2, paragraph (d).

(b) Each new taxpaying employer in a high experience rating industry that does not
qualify for an experience rating under subdivision 3, must be assigned, for a calendar
year, a tax rate new text beginthe higher new text endof deleted text begin8.00 percent,deleted text end new text begin(1) that assigned under paragraph (a), or (2)
the tax rate, computed to the nearest 1/100 of a percent, by dividing the total amount
of unemployment benefits paid to all applicants from high experience rating industry
employers during the 48 calendar months ending on June 30 of the prior calendar year by
the total taxable wages of all high experience rating industry employers during the same
period, to a maximum provided for under subdivision 3, paragraph (b),
new text endplus the applicable
base tax rate and any additional assessments under subdivision 2, paragraph (d).

new text begin (c) new text endAn employer is considered to be in a high experience rating industry if:

(1) the employer is engaged in residential, commercial, or industrial construction,
including general contractors;

(2) the employer is engaged in sand, gravel, or limestone mining;

(3) the employer is engaged in the manufacturing of concrete, concrete products,
or asphalt; or

(4) the employer is engaged in road building, repair, or resurfacing, including bridge
and tunnels and residential and commercial driveways and parking lots.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endThe commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end send to the new employer, by mail or electronic
transmission, notice of the tax rate assigned. An employer may appeal the assignment of a
tax rate in accordance with the procedures in subdivision 6, paragraph (c).

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 268.051, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Tax rate buydown.

(a) Any taxpaying employer that has been assigned
a tax rate based upon an experience rating, and has no amounts past due under this
chapter, may, upon the payment of an amount equivalent to any portion or all of the
unemployment benefits used in computing the experience rating plus a surcharge of 25
percent, obtain a cancellation of unemployment benefits used equal to the payment made,
less the surcharge. new text beginThe payment is applied to the most recent unemployment benefits paid
that are used in computing the experience rating.
new text endUpon the payment, the commissioner
deleted text begin shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end compute a new experience rating for the employer, and compute a new tax rate.

(b) Payments for a tax rate buydown may be made only by electronic payment
and must be received within 120 calendar days from the beginning of the calendar year
for which the tax rate is effective.

new text begin (c) For calendar years 2011, 2012, and 2013, the surcharge of 25 percent provided
for in paragraph (a) does not apply.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 268.052, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Election by state or political subdivision to be taxpaying employer.

(a)
The state or political subdivision may elect to be a taxpaying employer deleted text beginfor any calendar
year
deleted text end if a notice of election is filed deleted text beginwithin 30 calendar days following January 1 of that
calendar year
deleted text end. new text beginThe election is effective at the beginning of the next calendar quarter. new text endUpon
election, the state or political subdivision must be assigned the new employer tax rate
under section 268.051, subdivision 5, for the calendar year of the election and unless or
until it qualifies for an experience rating under section 268.051, subdivision 3.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end An election is for a minimum period of deleted text begintwodeleted text endnew text begin 24new text end calendar deleted text beginyearsdeleted text endnew text begin monthsnew text end following
the effective date of the election and continue unless a notice terminating the election
is filed deleted text beginnot later than 30 calendar days before the beginning of the calendar yeardeleted text end. The
termination is effective at the beginning of the next calendar deleted text beginyeardeleted text endnew text begin quarternew text end.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(b) new text endThe method of payments to the trust fund under subdivisions 3 and 4 applies
to all taxes paid by or due from the state or political subdivision that elects to be taxpaying
employers under this subdivision.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endA notice of election or a notice terminating election must be filed by
electronic transmission in a format prescribed by the commissioner.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective November 30, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 268.053, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Election.

(a) Any nonprofit organization that has employees in
covered employment must pay taxes on a quarterly basis in accordance with section
268.051 unless it elects to make reimbursements to the trust fund the amount of
unemployment benefits charged to its reimbursable account under section 268.047.

The organization may elect to make reimbursements for a period of not less than deleted text begintwodeleted text endnew text begin
24
new text end calendar deleted text beginyearsdeleted text endnew text begin monthsnew text end beginning with the date that the organization was determined to
be an employer with covered employment by filing a notice of election not later than 30
calendar days after the date of the determination.

(b) Any nonprofit organization that makes an election will continue to be liable for
reimbursements until it files a notice terminating its election deleted text beginnot later than 30 calendar
days
deleted text end before the beginning of the calendar deleted text beginyeardeleted text endnew text begin quarternew text end the termination is to be effective.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end A nonprofit organization that has been making reimbursements that files a notice
of termination of election must be assigned the new employer tax rate under section
268.051, subdivision 5, deleted text beginfor the calendar year of the termination of election and unless ordeleted text end
until it qualifies for an experience rating under section 268.051, subdivision 3.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endAny nonprofit organization that has been paying taxes may elect to make
reimbursements by filing deleted text beginno less than 30 calendar days before January 1 of any calendar
year
deleted text end a notice of election. new text beginThe election is effective at the beginning of the next calendar
quarter.
new text endThe election is not terminable by the organization for deleted text beginthat and the nextdeleted text endnew text begin 24new text end
calendar deleted text beginyeardeleted text endnew text begin monthsnew text end.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endThe commissioner may for good cause extend the period that a notice of
election, or a notice of termination, must be filed and may permit an election to be
retroactive.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endA notice of election or notice terminating election must be filed by electronic
transmission in a format prescribed by the commissioner.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective November 30, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 268.07, as amended by Laws 2009, chapter
15, sections 5 and 6, and chapter 78, article 3, section 6, and article 4, sections 19 to
21, is amended to read:


268.07 BENEFIT ACCOUNT.

Subdivision 1.

Application for unemployment benefits; determination of benefit
account.

(a) An application for unemployment benefits may be filed in person, by mail,
or by electronic transmission as the commissioner may require. The applicant must be
unemployed at the time the application is filed and must provide all requested information
in the manner required. If the applicant is not unemployed at the time of the application
or fails to provide all requested information, the communication is not considered an
application for unemployment benefits.

(b) The commissioner must examine each application for unemployment benefits to
determine the base period and the benefit year, and based upon all the covered employment
in the base period the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end determine the weekly unemployment
benefit amount available, if any, and the maximum amount of unemployment benefits
available, if any. The determination, which is a document separate and distinct from a
document titled a determination of eligibility or determination of ineligibility issued under
section 268.101, must be titled determination of benefit account. A determination of
benefit account must be sent to the applicant and all base period employers, by mail or
electronic transmission.

(c) If a base period employer did not provide wage detail information for the
applicant as required under section 268.044, or provided erroneous information, or wage
detail is not yet due and the applicant is using an alternate base period under section
268.035, subdivision 4, paragraph (d), the commissioner may accept an applicant
certification of wage credits, based upon the applicant's records, and issue a determination
of benefit account.

(d) An employer must provide wage detail information on an applicant within five
calendar days of request by the commissioner, in a manner and format requested, when:

(1) the applicant is using an alternate base period under section 268.035, subdivision
4, paragraph (d); and

(2) wage detail under section 268.044 is not yet required to have been filed by
the employer.

(e) The commissioner may, at any time within 24 months from the establishment of
a benefit account, reconsider any determination of benefit account and make an amended
determination if the commissioner finds that the new text beginwage credits listed in the new text enddetermination
deleted text begin wasdeleted text endnew text begin werenew text end incorrect for any reason. An amended determination of benefit account must
be promptly sent to the applicant and all base period employers, by mail or electronic
transmission. This subdivision does not apply to documents titled determinations of
eligibility or determinations of ineligibility issued under section 268.101.

(f) If an amended determination of benefit account reduces the weekly
unemployment benefit amount or maximum amount of unemployment benefits available,
any unemployment benefits that have been paid greater than the applicant was entitled
is considered an overpayment of unemployment benefits. A determination or amended
determination issued under this section that results in an overpayment of unemployment
benefits must set out the amount of the overpayment and the requirement under section
268.18, subdivision 1, that the overpaid unemployment benefits must be repaid.

Subd. 2.

Benefit account requirements deleted text beginand weekly unemployment benefit
amount and maximum amount of unemployment benefits
deleted text end.

(a) new text beginUnless paragraph (b)
applies,
new text endto establish a benefit accountnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end using the primary base period under section 268.035, subdivision 4, paragraph
(a), an applicant must have:

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end new text begin(i) new text endwage credits in the high quarter of $1,000 or more; and

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end new text begin(ii) new text endwage credits, in other than the high quarter, of $250 or moredeleted text begin.
deleted text end

deleted text begin To establish a benefit account deleted text end new text begin ; or
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end using the secondary base period under section 268.035, subdivision 4, paragraph
(b), an applicant must have wage credits in the high quarter of $1,000 or more.

new text begin (b) To establish a new benefit account within 52 calendar weeks following the
expiration of the benefit year on a prior benefit account, an applicant must meet the
requirements of paragraph (a) and must have performed services in covered employment
in a calendar quarter that started after the effective date of the prior benefit account. The
wage credits for those services must be at least eight times the weekly benefit amount on
the prior benefit account. One of the reasons for this paragraph is to prevent an applicant
from establishing a second benefit account as a result of one loss of employment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Weekly unemployment benefit amount and maximum amount of
unemployment benefits available.
new text end

deleted text begin(b)deleted text end new text begin(a) new text endIf an applicant has established a benefit
accountnew text begin under subdivision 2new text end, the weekly unemployment benefit amount available during
the new text beginapplicant's new text endbenefit year is the higher of:

(1) 50 percent of the applicant's average weekly wage during the base period, to a
maximum of 66-2/3 percent of the state's average weekly wage; or

(2) 50 percent of the applicant's average weekly wage during the high quarter, to a
maximum of 43 percent of the state's average weekly wage.

The applicant's average weekly wage under clause (1) is computed by dividing
the total wage credits by 52. The applicant's average weekly wage under clause (2) is
computed by dividing the high quarter wage credits by 13.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end The state's maximum weekly benefit amount, computed in accordance with
section 268.035, subdivision 23, applies to a benefit account established effective on or
after the last Sunday in October. Once established, an applicant's weekly unemployment
benefit amount is not affected by the last Sunday in October change in the state's maximum
weekly unemployment benefit amount.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end The maximum amount of unemployment benefits available on any benefit
account is the lower of:

(1) 33-1/3 percent of the applicant's total wage credits; or

(2) 26 times the applicant's weekly unemployment benefit amount.

deleted text begin Subd. 3. deleted text end

deleted text begin Second benefit account requirements. deleted text end

deleted text begin To establish a second benefit
account following the expiration of a benefit year on a prior benefit account, an applicant
must meet the requirements of subdivision 2 and must have performed services in covered
employment after the effective date of the prior benefit account. The wages paid for those
services must be at least eight times the weekly unemployment benefit amount of the prior
benefit account. Part of the reason for this subdivision is to prevent an applicant from
establishing more than one benefit account as a result of one loss of employment.
deleted text end

Subd. 3a.

Right of appeal.

(a) A determination or amended determination of benefit
account is final unless an applicant or base period employer within 20 calendar days
after the sending of the determination or amended determination files an appeal. Every
determination or amended determination of benefit account must contain a prominent
statement indicating in clear language the consequences of not appealing. Proceedings on
the appeal are conducted in accordance with section 268.105.

(b) Any applicant or base period employer may appeal from a determination or
amended determination of benefit account on the issue of whether services performed
constitute employment deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin, whether the employment is considerednew text end covered employmentnew text begin,
and whether money paid constitutes wages
new text end. Proceedings on the appeal are conducted in
accordance with section 268.105.

Subd. 3b.

Limitations on applications and benefit accounts.

(a) An application for
unemployment benefits is effective the Sunday of the calendar week that the application
was filed. An application for unemployment benefits may be backdated one calendar week
before the Sunday of the week the application was actually filed if the applicant requests
the backdating at the time the application is filed. An application may be backdated only if
the applicant had no employment during the period of the backdating. If an individual
attempted to file an application for unemployment benefits, but was prevented from filing
an application by the department, the application is effective the Sunday of the calendar
week the individual first attempted to file an application.

(b) A benefit account established under subdivision 2 is effective the date the
application for unemployment benefits was effective.

(c) A benefit account, once established, may later be withdrawn only if:

(1) the applicant has not been paid any unemployment benefits on that benefit
account; and

(2) a new application for unemployment benefits is filed and a new benefit account is
established at the time of the withdrawal.

A determination or amended determination of eligibility or ineligibility issued under
section 268.101, that was sent before the withdrawal of the benefit account, remains in
effect and is not voided by the withdrawal of the benefit account. A determination of
ineligibility requiring subsequent earnings to satisfy the period of ineligibility under
section 268.095, subdivision 10, applies to the weekly unemployment benefit amount on
the new benefit account.

(d) An application for unemployment benefits is not allowed before the Sunday
following the expiration of the benefit year on a prior benefit account. Except as allowed
under paragraph (c), an applicant may establish only one benefit account each 52 calendar
weeks.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 268.085, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Eligibility conditions.

An applicant may be eligible to receive
unemployment benefits for any week if:

(1) the applicant has filed a continued request for unemployment benefits for that
week under section 268.0865;

(2) the week for which unemployment benefits are requested is in the applicant's
benefit year;

(3) the applicant was unemployed as defined in section 268.035, subdivision 26;

(4) the applicant was available for suitable employment as defined in subdivision
15. The applicant's weekly unemployment benefit amount is reduced one-fifth for each
day the applicant is unavailable for suitable employment. This clause does not apply to
an applicant who is in reemployment assistance training, or each day the applicant is on
jury duty or serving as an election judge;

(5) the applicant was actively seeking suitable employment as defined in subdivision
16. This clause does not apply to an applicant who is in reemployment assistance training
or who was on jury duty throughout the week;

(6) the applicant has served a nonpayable deleted text beginwaitingdeleted text end period of one week that the
applicant is otherwise entitled to some amount of unemployment benefits. This clause
does not apply if the applicant would have been entitled to federal disaster unemployment
assistance because of a disaster in Minnesota, but for the applicant's establishment of a
benefit account under section 268.07; and

(7) the applicant has been participating in reemployment assistance services, such
as job search and resume writing classes, if the applicant has been determined in need
of reemployment assistance services by the commissioner, unless the applicant has good
cause for failing to participate.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 268.085, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Business owners.

new text begin(a)new text end Wage credits from an employer may not be used
for unemployment benefit purposes by any applicant who:

(1) individually, jointly, or in combination with the applicant's spouse, parent, or
child owns or controls directly or indirectly 25 percent or more interest in the employer; or

(2) is the spouse, parent, or deleted text beginminordeleted text end child of any individual who owns or controls
directly or indirectly 25 percent or more interest in the employer.

This subdivision is effective when the applicant has been paid five times the
applicant's weekly unemployment benefit amount in the current benefit year. This
subdivision does not apply if the applicant had wages paidnew text begin in covered employmentnew text end of
$7,500 or more from the employer covered by this subdivision in each of the 16 calendar
quarters prior to the effective date of the benefit accountnew text begin and all taxes due on those wages
have been paid
new text end.

new text begin (b) An officer of a taxpaying employer referred to in section 268.046, subdivision 1,
is subject to the limitations of this subdivision.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 268.136, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Shared work agreement requirements.

(a) An employer may
submit a proposed shared work plan for an employee group to the commissioner for
approval in a manner and format set by the commissioner. The proposed agreement
must include:

(1) a certified statement that the normal weekly hours of work of all of the proposed
participating employees were full time but are now reduced, or will be reduced, with a
corresponding reduction in pay, in order to prevent layoffs;

(2) the name and Social Security number of each participating employee;

(3) a certified statement of when each participating employee was first hired by the
employer, which must be at least one year before the proposed agreement is submitted;

(4) the hours of work each participating employee will work each week for the
duration of the agreement, which must be at least 20 hours and no more than 32 hours
per week, except that the agreement may provide for a uniform vacation shutdown of up
to two weeks;

(5) the proposed duration of the agreement, which must be at least two months and
not more than one year, although an agreement may be extended for up to an additional
year upon approval of the commissioner;

(6) a starting date beginning on a Sunday at least 15 calendar days after the date
the proposed agreement is submitted; and

(7) a signature of an owner or officer of the employer who is listed as an owner or
officer on the employer's account under section 268.045.

(b) An agreement may not be approved for an employer that:

(1) has any unemployment tax or reimbursements, including any interest, fees,
or penalties, due but unpaid;new text begin or
new text end

(2) has the maximum experience rating provided for under section 268.051,
subdivision 3deleted text begin; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) is in a high-experience rating industry as defined in section 268.051, subdivision
5
deleted text end.

Sec. 13. new text beginSPECIAL STATE EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin (a) Special state extended unemployment insurance
benefits are payable under this section to an applicant who does not qualify for extended
unemployment insurance benefits under Minnesota Statutes, section 268.115, solely
because the applicant does not have wage credits of at least 40 times the applicant's
weekly benefit amount.
new text end

new text begin (b) Except as provided in paragraph (a), all requirements for extended unemployment
benefits under Minnesota Statutes, section 268.115, and all other requirements of
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268, must be met in order for an applicant to be eligible for
special state extended unemployment insurance benefits under this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) Except as provided for in paragraph (d), special state extended unemployment
insurance benefits are payable in the same amounts, for the same duration, and for the
same time period as provided for under Minnesota Statutes, section 268.115.
new text end

new text begin (d) The maximum amount of special state extended unemployment insurance
benefits under this section available to an applicant is reduced by the amount of special
state emergency unemployment insurance benefits paid the applicant under Laws 2009,
chapter 1, section 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Payment from trust fund. new text end

new text begin Special state extended unemployment
insurance benefits are payable from the Minnesota unemployment insurance trust fund.
Special state extended unemployment insurance benefits must not be used in computing
the future unemployment insurance tax rate of a taxpaying employer, and they must not be
charged to the reimbursing account of government or nonprofit employers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires on March 26, 2011, and no benefits may
be paid under this section for a week beginning after that date.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginLEAVES OF ABSENCE.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes, section 268.088, applies to leaves of absence taken by workers
at the New Ulm location of 3M during 2009. The department must, notwithstanding
any prior determination or appeal decision, redetermine an applicant's entitlement to
unemployment benefits under 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. 15. new text beginSPECIAL STATE EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT
COMPENSATION.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding the June 30, 2010, expiration date of Laws 2009, chapter 1, section
2, subdivision 4, if an applicant has received special state emergency unemployment
compensation under that law for a week beginning prior to June 30, 2010, but has not
exhausted the maximum amount available to the applicant under that law, the applicant
may continue to receive special state emergency unemployment compensation under
that law up to the applicant's determined maximum under that law. This section expires
March 26, 2011, and no benefits may be paid pursuant to this section for a week beginning
after that date.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginNEW BENEFIT ACCOUNTS.
new text end

new text begin If an applicant establishes a new benefit account under Minnesota Statutes, section
268.07, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), within 39 weeks of the expiration of the benefit
year on a prior benefit account, notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 268.07,
subdivision 2a, paragraph (a), the weekly benefit amount on the new benefit account will
not be less than 80 percent of the weekly benefit amount on the prior benefit account.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section applies to benefit accounts effective on or after
the first Sunday following enactment and expires the earlier of: (1) the effective date of
any federal legislation allowing an applicant to continue to collect federal emergency
unemployment compensation, notwithstanding the applicant qualifying for a new regular
state benefit account under Minnesota Statutes, section 268.07, subdivision 2, paragraph
(b); or (2) June 30, 2011.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall renumber each section of Minnesota Statutes listed in
column A with the number in column B.
new text end

new text begin Column A
new text end
new text begin Column B
new text end
new text begin 268.035, subdivision 12b
new text end
new text begin 268.035, subdivision 12d
new text end
new text begin 268.035, subdivision 21a
new text end
new text begin 268.035, subdivision 21c
new text end
new text begin 268.035, subdivision 20a
new text end
new text begin 268.035, subdivision 21b
new text end
new text begin 268.035, subdivision 25a
new text end
new text begin 268.035, subdivision 25c
new text end

ARTICLE 3

LABOR STANDARDS AND WAGES; LICENSING AND FEES

Section 1.

new text begin [184B.20] INFLATABLE AMUSEMENT EQUIPMENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

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

new text begin (b) "Commercial use" means regular use of an inflatable for profit by an owner
at a permanently located facility:
new text end

new text begin (1) to which the general public is invited; or
new text end

new text begin (2) which the owner makes available at that facility for private parties or other events.
new text end

new text begin "Commercial use" does not include use of an inflatable (i) at a carnival, festival, fair,
private party, or similar venue at a location other than the permanently located facility, or
(ii) at a facility where the use of the inflatable is incidental to the primary use of the facility.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Inflatable" means an amusement device, used to bounce or otherwise play on,
that incorporates a structural and mechanical system and employs a high-strength fabric or
film that achieves its strength, shape, and stability by tensioning from internal air pressure.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Owner" means a person who owns, leases as lessee, or controls the operation of
an inflatable for commercial use.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Person" has the meaning given in section 302A.011, subdivision 22.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Supervisor" means an individual stationed within close proximity to an inflatable
during its use, for the purpose of supervising its safe use.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Trained" means that an individual has received instruction in how to supervise
the safe use of inflatables in accordance with industry and ASTM standards.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin No owner shall provide an inflatable for commercial use in
this state by others unless the owner complies with this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Protection against injuries from falls. new text end

new text begin An inflatable that is in commercial
use must be placed in a manner that complies with ASTM Standard F 2374.07, adopted
by the American Society for Testing and Materials, including any future updates to that
standard.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Supervision by trained person required. new text end

new text begin No owner of an inflatable shall
allow commercial use of the inflatable unless a trained supervisor is present in close
proximity to the inflatable and is actively supervising its use. The ratio of supervisors to
inflatables must comply with ASTM Standard F 2374.07, as referenced under subdivision
3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Insurance required; waiver of liability limited. new text end

new text begin (a) An owner of an
inflatable that is subject to subdivision 2 shall maintain liability insurance covering
liability for a death or injury resulting from commercial use of the inflatable with limits of
no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate per year. The insurance
shall also include medical payments coverage of no less than $5,000 per occurrence,
which may be limited to injuries incurred while using an inflatable, including getting on or
off of the inflatable. The insurance must be issued by an insurance company authorized to
issue the coverage in this state by the commissioner of commerce, and must be kept in
force during the entire period of registration. In the event of a policy cancellation, the
insurer will send written notice to the commissioner of labor and industry at the same time
that a cancellation request is received from or a notice is sent to the insured.
new text end

new text begin (b) A waiver of liability signed by or on behalf of a minor for injuries arising out of
the negligence of the owner or the owner's employee or designee is void.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Registration required. new text end

new text begin An owner of an inflatable that is subject to
subdivision 2 must obtain and maintain a current registration with the commissioner of
labor and industry. The registration information must include the name, address, telephone
number, and e-mail address of the owner, the street address of each facility at which
the owner regularly provides inflatables for commercial use in this state by others, and
a current insurance certificate of coverage proving full compliance with subdivision 5.
The commissioner shall issue and renew a certificate of registration only to owners who
comply with this section. The commissioner shall charge a registration fee of $100 for
a two-year registration designed to cover the cost of registration and enforcement. Fee
receipts must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the construction code
fund. The registration certificate shall be issued and renewed for a two-year period.
The registrant shall promptly notify the commissioner in writing of any changes in the
registration information required in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Enforcement. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of labor and industry shall enforce this
section and may use for that purpose section 326B.082 and any powers otherwise available
to the commissioner for enforcement purposes, including suspension or revocation of the
person's registration and assessment of fines.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [326B.091] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Applicability. new text end

new text begin For purposes of sections 326B.091 to 326B.098, the
terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Applicant. new text end

new text begin "Applicant" means a person who has submitted to the
department an application for a license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin License. new text end

new text begin "License" means any registration, certification, or other form
of approval authorized by chapters 326B and 327B to be issued by the commissioner
or department as a condition of doing business or conducting a trade, profession,
or occupation in Minnesota. License includes specifically but not exclusively an
authorization issued by the commissioner or department: to perform electrical work,
plumbing or water conditioning work, high pressure piping work, or residential building
work of a residential contractor, residential remodeler, or residential roofer; to install
manufactured housing; to serve as a building official; or to operate a boiler or boat.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Licensee. new text end

new text begin "Licensee" means the person named on the license as the person
authorized to do business or conduct the trade, profession, or occupation in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Notification date. new text end

new text begin "Notification date" means the date of the written
notification from the department to an applicant that the applicant is qualified to take the
examination required for licensure.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Renewal deadline. new text end

new text begin "Renewal deadline," when used with respect to a
license, means 30 days before the date that the license expires.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [326B.092] FEES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Licenses requiring examination administered by commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (a) If the applicant for a license must pass an examination administered by the
commissioner in order to obtain the license, then the application for the initial license
must be accompanied by an application and examination fee of $50, which is separate
from the license fee. The license fee is due after the applicant passes the examination
and before the license is issued.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the applicant for a Minnesota license holds a license in another state and
is seeking Minnesota licensure without examination based on reciprocity, then the
application for the Minnesota license must be accompanied by the application and
examination fee of $50, which is separate from the license fee. If the commissioner
approves the application, then the license fee is due before the license is issued.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Licenses not requiring examination administered by commissioner.
new text end

new text begin If the applicant for a license is not required to pass an examination in order to obtain the
license, or is required to pass an examination that is not administered by the commissioner,
then the license fee must accompany the application for the license. If the application is
for a license issued under sections 326B.802 to 326B.885 and is not an application for
license renewal, then the contractor recovery fund fee required under section 326B.89,
subdivision 3, is due after the department has determined that the applicant meets the
qualifications for licensing and before the license is issued.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Late fee. new text end

new text begin The department must receive a complete application for license
renewal by the renewal deadline but not more than 90 days before the renewal deadline. If
the department receives a renewal application after the expiration of the license, then the
renewal application must be accompanied by a late fee equal to one-half of the license
renewal fee; except that, for the purpose of calculating the late fee only, the license
renewal fee shall not include any contractor recovery fund fee required by section
326B.89, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Lapsed licensed fee. new text end

new text begin If the department receives a renewal application
within two years after expiration of the license, the renewal application must be
accompanied by all license renewal fees to cover the period that the license was expired,
plus the late fee described in subdivision 3 and the license renewal fee for the current
renewal period.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Insufficient fees. new text end

new text begin If the applicant does not include all required fees with
the application, then the application will be incomplete and the department will notify the
applicant of the amount of the deficiency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Fees nonrefundable. new text end

new text begin Application and examination fees, license fees,
license renewal fees, and late fees are nonrefundable except for:
new text end

new text begin (1) license renewal fees received more than two years after expiration of the license,
as described in section 326B.094, subdivision 2;
new text end

new text begin (2) any overpayment of fees; and
new text end

new text begin (3) if the license is not renewed, the contractor recovery fund fee and any additional
assessment paid under subdivision 7, paragraph (e).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin License fees and license renewal fees. new text end

new text begin (a) The license fee for each license
except a renewed license shall be the base license fee plus any applicable board fee, as
set forth in this subdivision. The license renewal fee for each renewed license is the
base license fee plus any applicable board fee, continuing education fee, and contractor
recovery fund fee and additional assessment, as set forth in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "license duration" means the number of years for
which the license is issued except that:
new text end

new text begin (1) if the initial license is not issued for a whole number of years, the license duration
shall be rounded up to the next whole number; and
new text end

new text begin (2) if the department receives an application for license renewal after the renewal
deadline, license duration means the number of years for which the renewed license would
have been issued if the renewal application had been submitted on time and all other
requirements for renewal had been met.
new text end

new text begin (c) The base license fee shall depend on whether the license is classified as an entry
level, master, journeyman, or business license, and on the license duration. The base
license fee shall be:
new text end

new text begin License Classification
new text end
new text begin License Durationnew text end
new text begin 1 Year
new text end
new text begin 2 Years
new text end
new text begin 3 Years
new text end
new text begin Entry level
new text end
new text begin $10
new text end
new text begin $20
new text end
new text begin $30
new text end
new text begin Journeyman
new text end
new text begin $20
new text end
new text begin $40
new text end
new text begin $60
new text end
new text begin Master
new text end
new text begin $40
new text end
new text begin $80
new text end
new text begin $120
new text end
new text begin Business
new text end
new text begin $90
new text end
new text begin $180
new text end
new text begin $270
new text end

new text begin (d) If there is a continuing education requirement for renewal of the license, then
a continuing education fee must be included in the renewal license fee. The continuing
education fee for all license classifications shall be: $10 if the renewal license duration is
one year; $20 if the renewal license duration is two years; and $30 if the renewal license
duration is three years.
new text end

new text begin (e) If the license is issued under sections 326B.31 to 326B.59 or 326B.90 to
326B.93, then a board fee must be included in the license fee and the renewal license fee.
The board fee for all license classifications shall be: $4 if the license duration is one year;
$8 if the license duration is two years; and $12 if the license duration is three years.
new text end

new text begin (f) If the application is for the renewal of a license issued under sections 326B.802
to 326B.885, then the contractor recovery fund fee required under section 326B.89,
subdivision 3, and any additional assessment required under section 326B.89, subdivision
16, must be included in the license renewal fee.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [326B.093] LICENSES REQUIRING EXAMINATION ADMINISTERED
BY COMMISSIONER.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Qualifications for examination. new text end

new text begin If the applicant for a license must
pass an examination administered by the commissioner in order to obtain the license, then
the applicant's complete application must demonstrate that the applicant is qualified to
take the examination. The applicant is qualified to take the examination if the applicant
meets all requirements for the license except for passing the examination.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Not qualified for examination. new text end

new text begin If the applicant is not qualified to take
the examination, then the commissioner must deny the application. The applicant may
subsequently submit another application, accompanied by the required fee.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Taking the examination. new text end

new text begin If the applicant is qualified to take the
examination, then the department must notify the applicant, and the applicant may
schedule a time to take the examination within one year after the notification date. If the
applicant does not take the examination at the scheduled time, the applicant may, one
time only, reschedule a time to take the examination on a date within one year after the
notification date. If the applicant fails to take the examination within one year after the
notification date, the commissioner must deny the application and the applicant forfeits the
application/examination fee. The applicant may subsequently submit another application,
accompanied by the required application/examination fee.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Examination results. new text end

new text begin If the applicant receives a passing score on the
examination and meets all other requirements for licensure, the commissioner must
approve the application and notify the applicant of the approval within 60 days of the date
of the passing score. The applicant must, within 90 days after the notification of approval,
pay the license fee. Upon receipt of the license fee, the commissioner must issue the
license. If the applicant does not pay the license fee within 90 days after the notification
of approval, the commissioner will rescind the approval and must deny the application.
If the applicant does not receive a passing score on the examination, the commissioner
must deny the application. If the application is denied because of the applicant's failure
to receive a passing score on the examination, then the applicant cannot submit a new
application for the license until at least 30 days after the notification of denial.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 5.

new text begin [326B.094] RENEWAL OF LICENSES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Expiration of licenses. new text end

new text begin Unless and until the department or
commissioner issues a renewal of a license, the license expires on the expiration date
printed on the license. While the license is expired, the licensee cannot perform the
activities authorized by the license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Availability of renewal. new text end

new text begin A licensee may apply to renew a license no later
than two years after the expiration of the license. If the department receives a complete
renewal application no later than two years after the expiration of the license, then the
department must approve or deny the renewal application within 60 days of receiving the
complete renewal application. If the department receives a renewal application more than
two years after the expiration of the license, the department must return the renewal
license fee to the applicant without approving or denying the application. If the licensee
wishes to obtain a valid license more than two years after expiration of the license, the
licensee must apply for a new license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Deadline for avoiding license expiration. new text end

new text begin The department must receive
a complete application to renew a license no later than the renewal deadline. If the
department does not receive a complete application by the renewal deadline, the license
may expire before the department has either approved or denied the renewal application.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 6.

new text begin [326B.095] INCOMPLETE LICENSE APPLICATIONS.
new text end

new text begin This section applies to both applications for initial licenses and license renewal
applications. If the department determines that an application is incomplete, the
department must notify the applicant of the deficiencies that must be corrected in
order to complete the application. If the applicant wishes to complete the application,
the department must receive the completed application within 90 days after the date
the department mailed or delivered the incomplete application to the applicant. If the
department does not receive the completed application by this deadline, the commissioner
must deny the application and the applicant will forfeit all fees except as provided
in section 326B.092, subdivision 6. If the application is for license renewal and the
department receives the corrected application after the license has expired, then the
corrected application must be accompanied by the late fee.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 7.

new text begin [326B.096] REINSTATEMENT OF LICENSES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Reinstatement after revocation. new text end

new text begin (a) If a license is revoked under
this chapter and if an applicant for a license needs to pass an examination administered by
the commissioner before becoming licensed, then, in order to have the license reinstated,
the person who holds the revoked license must:
new text end

new text begin (1) retake the examination and achieve a passing score; and
new text end

new text begin (2) meet all other requirements for an initial license, including payment of the
application and examination fee and the license fee. The person holding the revoked
license is not eligible for Minnesota licensure without examination based on reciprocity.
new text end

new text begin (b) If a license is revoked under a chapter other than this chapter, then, in order to
have the license reinstated, the person who holds the revoked license must:
new text end

new text begin (1) apply for reinstatement to the commissioner no later than two years after the
effective date of the revocation;
new text end

new text begin (2) pay a $100 reinstatement application fee and any applicable renewal license
fee; and
new text end

new text begin (3) meet all applicable requirements for licensure, except that, unless required by the
order revoking the license, the applicant does not need to retake any examination and does
not need to repay a license fee that was paid before the revocation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reinstatement after suspension. new text end

new text begin If a license is suspended, then, in order
to have the license reinstated, the person who holds the suspended license must:
new text end

new text begin (1) apply for reinstatement to the commissioner no later than two years after the
completion of the suspension period;
new text end

new text begin (2) pay a $100 reinstatement application fee and any applicable renewal license
fee; and
new text end

new text begin (3) meet all applicable requirements for licensure, except that, unless required by the
order suspending the license, the applicant does not need to retake any examination and
does not need to repay a license fee that was paid before the suspension.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Reinstatement after voluntary termination. new text end

new text begin A licensee who is not an
individual may voluntarily terminate a license issued to the person under this chapter. If a
licensee has voluntarily terminated a license under this subdivision, then, in order to have
the license reinstated, the person who holds the terminated license must:
new text end

new text begin (1) apply for reinstatement to the commissioner no later than the date that the license
would have expired if it had not been terminated;
new text end

new text begin (2) pay a $100 reinstatement application fee and any applicable renewal license
fee; and
new text end

new text begin (3) meet all applicable requirements for licensure, except that the applicant does not
need to repay a license fee that was paid before the termination.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [326B.097] PROHIBITION OF TRANSFER.
new text end

new text begin A licensee shall not transfer or sell any license.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [326B.098] CONTINUING EDUCATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Applicability. new text end

new text begin This section applies to seminars offered by
the department for the purpose of allowing licensees to meet continuing education
requirements for license renewal.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Rescheduling. new text end

new text begin An individual who is registered with the department to
attend a seminar may reschedule one time only, to attend the same seminar on a date
within one year after the date of the seminar the individual was registered to attend.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Fees nonrefundable. new text end

new text begin All seminar fees paid to the department are
nonrefundable except for any overpayment of fees.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.133, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Designation.

Each municipality shall designate a building official to
administer the code. A municipality may designate no more than one building official
responsible for code administration defined by each certification category deleted text beginestablished in
rule
deleted text endnew text begin created by statute or rulenew text end. Two or more municipalities may combine in the designation
of a building official for the purpose of administering the provisions of the code within
their communities. In those municipalities for which no building officials have been
designated, the state building official may use whichever state employees are necessary to
perform the duties of the building official until the municipality makes a temporary or
permanent designation. All costs incurred by virtue of these services rendered by state
employees must be borne by the involved municipality and receipts arising from these
services must be paid to the commissioner.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.133, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Application; renewal; fees; expiration. new text end

new text begin (a) An applicant for certification
shall submit a completed application on a form approved by the commissioner to the
department. The commissioner shall review applications for compliance with the
requirements established by rule.
new text end

new text begin (b) Application for initial certification or renewal certification as a building official,
building official-limited, or accessibility specialist shall be according to this section and
sections 326B.092 to 326B.095.
new text end

new text begin (c) Fees shall be paid to the department according to section 326B.092.
new text end

new text begin (d) Unless revoked or suspended under this chapter, all certifications issued or
renewed under this section expire two years from the date of original issuance and every
two years thereafter.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.133, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Certificationnew text begin criterianew text end.

The commissioner shall by rule establish
certification criteria as proof of qualification pursuant to subdivision 2. The commissioner
may:

(1) develop and administer written and practical examinations to determine if a
person is qualified pursuant to subdivision 2 to be a building official;

(2) accept documentation of successful completion of testing programs developed
and administered by nationally recognized testing agencies, as proof of qualification
pursuant to subdivision 2; or

(3) determine qualifications by satisfactory completion of clause (2) and a mandatory
training program developed or approved by the commissioner.

Upon a determination of qualification under clause (1), (2), or (3), the commissioner
shall issue a certificate to the building official stating that the official is certified. deleted text beginEach
person applying for examination and certification pursuant to this section shall pay a
nonrefundable fee of $70.
deleted text end The commissioner or a designee may establish categories of
certification that will recognize the varying complexities of code enforcement in the
municipalities within the state. The commissioner shall provide educational programs
designed to train and assist building officials in carrying out their responsibilities.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.133, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Certification categories. new text end

new text begin (a) If a municipality has adopted or adopts
the State Building Code, the responsibilities for code administration and enforcement
are under the authority of its designated building official or the certified building
official-limited.
new text end

new text begin (b) Certified building official. This certification is identified as "certified building
official" on the certificate card. This certification is granted to an individual who has met
the certified building official requirements established by rule and passed the written
examination prepared by the state. A person with this certification may serve as the
designated building official for any municipality. For the purposes of calculating fees
under section 326B.092, certification as a building official is a master license.
new text end

new text begin (c) Certified building official-limited. This certification is identified as "certified
building official-limited" on the certification card. This certification is granted to an
individual who has met the certified building official-limited requirements established by
rule and passed the written examination prepared by the state. An individual with this
certification may perform code administration for one- and two-family dwellings, their
accessory structures, and "exempt classes of buildings" as provided in Minnesota Rules,
part 1800.5000, of the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape
Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design, and "facilities for persons with physical
disabilities" that are governed by the State Building Code. Subject to the limitations of the
building official-limited certification, an individual with this certification may serve as
the designated building official for any municipality. Code administration for all other
buildings must be performed by a certified building official as defined in paragraph (b). A
certified building official-limited may conduct inspections for other structures regulated
by the State Building Code under the direction of a designated certified building official or
the state building official.
new text end

new text begin Subject to all other certification requirements, as of January 1, 2012, valid Class I
certifications shall be included in the certified building official-limited category upon the
next immediate renewal. For the purposes of calculating fees under section 326B.092,
certification as a building official-limited is a journeyman license.
new text end

new text begin (d) Accessibility specialist. This certification is identified as accessibility specialist
on the certification card. This certification is granted to an individual who has met
the "accessibility specialist" requirements established by rule and passed the written
examination prepared by the state. An individual with this classification is limited to the
administration of those provisions of the State Building Code that provide access for
persons with disabilities. For the purposes of calculating fees under section 326B.092,
certification as an accessibility specialist is a journeyman license.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.133, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Continuing educationnew text begin requirements; extension of timenew text end.

new text begin (a) This
subdivision establishes the number of continuing education units required within each
two-year certification period.
new text end

new text begin A certified building official shall accumulate 16 continuing education units in any
education program that is approved under Minnesota Rules, part 1301.1000.
new text end

new text begin A certified building official-limited shall, in each year of the initial two-year
certification period, accumulate eight continuing education units in any education program
that is approved under Minnesota Rules, part 1301.1000. Continuing education units
shall be reported annually during the initial two-year certification period by the method
established in rule. A certified building official-limited shall accumulate 16 continuing
education units for each two-year certification period thereafter in any education program
that is approved under Minnesota Rules, part 1301.1000.
new text end

new text begin An accessibility specialist must accumulate four continuing education units in any
of the programs described in Minnesota Rules, part 1301.1000, subpart 1 or 2. The four
units must be for courses relating to building accessibility, plan review, field inspection,
or building code administration.
new text end

new text begin Continuing education programs may be approved as established in rule.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endSubject to sections 326B.101 to 326B.194, the commissioner may by rule
establish or approve continuing education programs for certified building officials dealing
with matters of building code administration, inspection, and enforcement.

Each person certified as a building official for the state must satisfactorily complete
applicable educational programs established or approved by the commissioner to deleted text beginretaindeleted text endnew text begin
renew
new text end certification.

new text begin (c) The state building official may grant an extension of time to comply with
continuing education requirements if the certificate holder requesting the extension of
time shows cause for the extension. The request for the extension must be in writing. For
purposes of this section, the certificate holder's current certification effective dates shall
remain the same. The extension does not relieve the certificate holder from complying
with the continuing education requirements for the next two-year period.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.133, subdivision 11, is amended to
read:


Subd. 11.

Failure to renew.

An individual who has failed to make a timely
application for renewal of a certificate is not certified and must not serve as the designated
building official for any municipalitynew text begin, or a certified building official, a certified building
official-limited, or an accessibility specialist
new text end until a renewed certificate has been issued by
the commissioner.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.197, is amended to read:


326B.197 BOND REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN CONTRACTORS.

(a) A person contracting to do gas, heating, ventilation, cooling, air conditioning,
fuel burning, or refrigeration work must give new text beginand maintain new text endbond to the state in the amount
of $25,000 for all work entered into within the state. The bond must be for the benefit of
persons suffering financial loss by reason of the contractor's failure to comply with the
requirements of the State Mechanical Code. A bond given to the state must be filed with
the commissioner of labor and industry and is in lieu of all other bonds to any political
subdivision required for work covered by this section. The bond must be written by a
corporate surety licensed to do business in the state.

(b) The commissioner of labor and industry may charge each person giving bond
under this section deleted text beginan annualdeleted text endnew text begin a biennialnew text end bond filing fee of deleted text begin$15deleted text endnew text begin $100new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.33, subdivision 18, is amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Examination.

In addition to the other requirements described in this
section new text beginand sections 326B.091 to 326B.098, new text endand except as provided in subdivision 20, as a
precondition to issuance of a personal license, each applicant must pass a written or oral
examination developed and administered by the commissioner to ensure the competence of
each applicant for license. An oral examination shall be administered only to an applicant
who furnishes a written statement from a certified teacher or other professional, trained in
the area of reading disabilities stating that the applicant has a specific reading disability
which would prevent the applicant from performing satisfactorily on a written test. The
oral examination shall be structured so that an applicant who passes the examination
will not impair the applicant's own safety or that of others while acting as a licensed
individual. deleted text beginNo individual failing an examination may retake it for six months thereafter,
but within such six months the individual may take an examination for a lesser grade of
license. Any individual failing to renew a personal license for two years or more after its
expiration, and any licensee whose personal license is revoked under this chapter, shall
be required to retake the examination before being issued a new license. An individual
whose personal license is revoked under any other chapter is not required to retake the
examination before being issued a new license, unless the personal license was revoked
two years or more before the commissioner received the completed application for a new
license. A licensee whose personal license is suspended for any reason is not required to
retake the examination before the personal license is reinstated, unless the personal license
has not been reinstated within two years after the suspension began.
deleted text end

deleted text begin An applicant for a personal license shall submit to the commissioner an application
and examination fee at the time of application. Upon approval of the application, the
commissioner shall schedule the applicant for the next available examination, which shall
be held within 60 days. The applicant shall be allowed one opportunity to reschedule
an examination without being required to submit another application and examination
fee. Additionally, an applicant who fails an examination, or whose application was not
approved, shall submit another application and examination fee.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 326B.33, subdivision 19,
is amended to read:


Subd. 19.

License, registration, and renewal fees; expiration.

(a) Unless
revoked or suspended under this chapter, all licenses issued or renewed under this section
expire on the date specified in this subdivision. Master licenses expire March 1 of each
odd-numbered year after issuance or renewal. Electrical contractor licenses expire March
1 of each even-numbered year after issuance or renewal. Technology system contractor
licenses expire August 1 of each even-numbered year after issuance or renewal. All
other personal licenses expire two years from the date of original issuance and every two
years thereafter. Registrations of unlicensed individuals expire one year from the date of
original issuance and every year thereafter.

deleted text begin (b) Fees for application and examination, and for the original issuance and each
subsequent renewal, are:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) For each personal license application and examination: $35;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) For original issuance and each subsequent renewal of:
deleted text end

deleted text begin Class A Master or master special electrician, including master elevator constructor:
$40 per year;
deleted text end

deleted text begin Class B Master: $25 per year;
deleted text end

deleted text begin Power Limited Technician: $15 per year;
deleted text end

deleted text begin Class A Journeyman, Class B Journeyman, Installer, Elevator Constructor, Lineman,
or Maintenance Electrician other than master special electrician: $15 per year;
deleted text end

deleted text begin Contractor: $100 per year;
deleted text end

deleted text begin Unlicensed individual registration: $15 per year.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) If any new license is issued in accordance with this subdivision for less than two
years, the fee for the license shall be prorated on an annual basis.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) A license fee may not be refunded after a license is issued or renewed. However,
if the fee paid for a license was not prorated in accordance with this subdivision, the
amount of the overpayment shall be refunded.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) Any contractor who seeks reissuance of a license after it has been revoked or
suspended under this chapter shall submit a reissuance fee of $100 before the license is
reinstated.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f) An individual or contractor who fails to renew a license before 30 days after the
expiration or registration of the license must submit a late fee equal to one year's license
fee in addition to the full renewal fee. Fees for renewed licenses or registrations are not
prorated. An individual or contractor that fails to renew a license or registration by the
expiration date is unlicensed until the license or registration is renewed.
deleted text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of calculating license fees and renewal license fees required under
section 326B.092:
new text end

new text begin (1) the registration of an unlicensed individual under subdivision 12 shall be
considered an entry level license;
new text end

new text begin (2) the following licenses shall be considered journeyman licenses: Class A
journeyman electrician, Class B journeyman electrician, Class A installer, Class B installer,
elevator constructor, lineman, maintenance electrician, and power limited technician;
new text end

new text begin (3) the following licenses shall be considered master licenses: Class A master
electrician, Class B master electrician, and master elevator constructor; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the following licenses shall be considered business licenses: Class A electrical
contractor, Class B electrical contractor, elevator contractor, and technology systems
contractor.
new text end

new text begin (c) For each filing of a certificate of responsible person by an employer, the fee is
$100.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.33, subdivision 20, is amended to read:


Subd. 20.

Reciprocity.

The commissioner may enter into reciprocity agreements
for personal licenses with another state if approved by the board. Once approved by the
board, the commissioner may issue a personal license without requiring the applicant to
pass an examination provided the applicant:

(a) submits an application under this section;

(b) pays the new text beginapplication and examination new text endfee new text beginand license fee new text endrequired under deleted text beginthisdeleted text end
sectionnew text begin 326B.092new text end; and

(c) holds a valid comparable license in the state participating in the agreement.

Agreements are subject to the following:

(1) The parties to the agreement must administer a statewide licensing program that
includes examination and qualifying experience or training comparable to Minnesota's.

(2) The experience and training requirements under which an individual applicant
qualified for examination in the qualifying state must be deemed equal to or greater than
required for an applicant making application in Minnesota at the time the applicant
acquired the license in the qualifying state.

(3) The applicant must have acquired the license in the qualifying state through an
examination deemed equivalent to the same class of license examination in Minnesota.
A lesser class of license may be granted where the applicant has acquired a greater
class of license in the qualifying state and the applicant otherwise meets the conditions
of this subdivision.

(4) At the time of application, the applicant must hold a valid license in the
qualifying state and have held the license continuously for at least one year before making
application in Minnesota.

(5) An applicant is not eligible for a license under this subdivision if the applicant
has failed the same or greater class of license examination in Minnesota, or if the
applicant's license of the same or greater class has been revoked or suspended.

(6) An applicant who has failed to renew a personal license for two years or more
after its expiration is not eligible for a license under this subdivision.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.33, subdivision 21, is amended to read:


Subd. 21.

Exemptions from licensing.

(a) An individual who is a maintenance
electrician is not required to hold or obtain a license under sections 326B.31 to 326B.399
if:

(1) the individual is engaged in the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment,
apparatus, and facilities that are owned or leased by the individual's employer and that are
located within the limits of property operated, maintained, and either owned or leased by
the individual's employer;

(2) the individual is supervised by:

(i) the responsible master electrician for a contractor who has contracted with the
individual's employer to provide services for which a contractor's license is required; or

(ii) a licensed master electrician, a licensed maintenance electrician, an electrical
engineer, or, if the maintenance and repair work is limited to technology circuits or
systems work, a licensed power limited technician; and

(3) the individual's employer has deleted text beginfileddeleted text endnew text begin on filenew text end with the commissioner a new text begincurrent
new text endcertificate of responsible person, signed by the responsible master electrician of the
contractor, the licensed master electrician, the licensed maintenance electrician, the
electrical engineer, or the licensed power limited technician, and stating that the person
signing the certificate is responsible for ensuring that the maintenance and repair work
performed by the employer's employees complies with the Minnesota Electrical Act and
the rules adopted under that act. new text beginThe employer must pay a filing fee to file a certificate of
responsible person with the commissioner. The certificate shall expire two years from the
date of filing. In order to maintain a current certificate of responsible person, the employer
must resubmit a certificate of responsible person, with a filing fee, no later than two years
from the date of the previous submittal.
new text end

(b) Employees of a licensed electrical or technology systems contractor or other
employer where provided with supervision by a master electrician in accordance with
subdivision 1, or power limited technician in accordance with subdivision 7, paragraph
(a), clause (1), are not required to hold a license under sections 326B.31 to 326B.399
for the planning, laying out, installing, altering, and repairing of technology circuits or
systems except planning, laying out, or installing:

(1) in other than residential dwellings, class 2 or class 3 remote control circuits that
control circuits or systems other than class 2 or class 3, except circuits that interconnect
these systems through communication, alarm, and security systems are exempted from
this paragraph;

(2) class 2 or class 3 circuits in electrical cabinets, enclosures, or devices containing
physically unprotected circuits other than class 2 or class 3; or

(3) technology circuits or systems in hazardous classified locations as covered by
chapter 5 of the National Electrical Code.

(c) Companies and their employees that plan, lay out, install, alter, or repair class
2 and class 3 remote control wiring associated with plug or cord and plug connected
appliances other than security or fire alarm systems installed in a residential dwelling are
not required to hold a license under sections 326B.31 to 326B.399.

(d) Heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration contractors and their
employees are not required to hold or obtain a license under sections 326B.31 to 326B.399
when performing heating, ventilating, air conditioning, or refrigeration work as described
in section 326B.38.

(e) Employees of any electrical, communications, or railway utility, cable
communications company as defined in section 238.02, or a telephone company as defined
under section 237.01 or its employees, or of any independent contractor performing work
on behalf of any such utility, cable communications company, or telephone company, shall
not be required to hold a license under sections 326B.31 to 326B.399:

(1) while performing work on installations, materials, or equipment which are owned
or leased, and operated and maintained by such utility, cable communications company, or
telephone company in the exercise of its utility, antenna, or telephone function, and which

(i) are used exclusively for the generation, transformation, distribution, transmission,
or metering of electric current, or the operation of railway signals, or the transmission
of intelligence and do not have as a principal function the consumption or use of electric
current or provided service by or for the benefit of any person other than such utility, cable
communications company, or telephone company, and

(ii) are generally accessible only to employees of such utility, cable communications
company, or telephone company or persons acting under its control or direction, and

(iii) are not on the load side of the service point or point of entrance for
communication systems;

(2) while performing work on installations, materials, or equipment which are a part
of the street lighting operations of such utility; or

(3) while installing or performing work on outdoor area lights which are directly
connected to a utility's distribution system and located upon the utility's distribution poles,
and which are generally accessible only to employees of such utility or persons acting
under its control or direction.

(f) An owner shall not be required to hold or obtain a license under sections 326B.31
to 326B.399.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.42, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Contractor. new text end

new text begin "Contractor" means a person who performs or offers
to perform any plumbing work, with or without compensation, who is licensed as a
contractor by the commissioner. Contractor includes plumbing contractors and restricted
plumbing contractors.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.42, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Plumbing contractor. new text end

new text begin "Plumbing contractor" means a licensed contractor
whose responsible licensed plumber is a licensed master plumber.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.42, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Responsible licensed plumber. new text end

new text begin A contractor's "responsible licensed
plumber" means the licensed master plumber or licensed restricted master plumber
designated in writing by the contractor in the contractor's license application, or in another
manner acceptable to the commissioner, as the individual responsible for the contractor's
compliance with sections 326B.41 to 326B.49, all rules adopted under these sections and
sections 326B.50 to 326B.59, and all orders issued under section 326B.082.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.42, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Restricted plumbing contractor. new text end

new text begin "Restricted plumbing contractor"
means a licensed contractor whose responsible licensed plumber is a licensed restricted
master plumber.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.44, is amended to read:


326B.44 LOCAL REGULATIONS.

Any of the following entities may, by ordinance, adopt local regulations providing
for plumbing permits, approval of plans and specifications, and inspections of plumbing,
which regulations are not in conflict with the plumbing code: any city having a system
of waterworks or sewerage, regardless of population; any town having a population of
5,000 or more according to the last federal census, exclusive of any statutory cities
located therein; and the Metropolitan Airports Commission. No such entity shall prohibit
deleted text begin plumbersdeleted text endnew text begin plumbing contractorsnew text end licensed by the commissioner from engaging in or working
at the business of plumbing, except cities and statutory cities which, prior to April 21,
1933, by ordinance required the licensing of plumbers. No such entity shall require any
person who engages in the business of plumbing to post a bond as a prerequisite for
engaging in the business of plumbing, except the bond to the state required under section
326B.46 and except any performance bond required under a contract with the person
for the performance of plumbing work for the entity. No such entity shall require any
person who engages in the business of plumbing to maintain public liability insurance
as a prerequisite for engaging in the business of plumbing, except the insurance required
under section 326B.46 and except any public liability insurance required under a contract
with the person for the performance of plumbing work for the entity. No city or town may
require a license for persons performing building sewer or water service installation who
have completed pipe laying training as prescribed by the commissioner of labor and
industry. Any city by ordinance may prescribe regulations, reasonable standards, and
inspections and grant permits to any person engaged in the business of installing water
softeners, who is not licensed as a deleted text beginmaster plumber or journeyman plumberdeleted text endnew text begin contractornew text end by
the commissioner, to connect water softening and water filtering equipment to private
residence water distribution systems, where provision has been previously made therefor
and openings left for that purpose or by use of cold water connections to a domestic
water heater; where it is not necessary to rearrange, make any extension or alteration of,
or addition to any pipe, fixture or plumbing connected with the water system except to
connect the water softener, and provided the connections so made comply with minimum
standards prescribed by the Plumbing Board.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.46, as amended by Laws 2009, chapter
78, article 5, section 14, and chapter 109, section 13, is amended to read:


326B.46 LICENSING, BOND AND INSURANCE.

Subdivision 1.

License required.

(a) No deleted text beginpersondeleted text endnew text begin individualnew text end shall engage in or work
at the business of a master plumber, restricted master plumber, journeyman plumber,
and restricted journeyman plumber unless licensed to do so by the deleted text beginstatedeleted text end commissioner.
A license is not required for individuals performing building sewer or water service
installation who have completed pipe laying training as prescribed by the commissioner
deleted text begin of labor and industrydeleted text end. A master plumber may also work as a journeyman plumber, a
restricted journeyman plumber, and a restricted master plumber. A journeyman plumber
may also work as a restricted journeyman plumber. Anyone not so licensed may do
plumbing work which complies with the provisions of the minimum standards prescribed
by the Plumbing Board on premises or that part of premises owned and actually occupied
by the worker as a residence, unless otherwise forbidden to do so by a local ordinance.

(b) No person shall engage in the business of planning, superintending, or installing
plumbing or shall install plumbing in connection with the dealing in and selling of
plumbing material and supplies unless at all times a licensed master plumber, or in cities
and towns with a population of fewer than 5,000 according to the new text beginlast new text endfederal census, a
restricted master plumber, who shall be responsible for proper installation, is in charge
of the plumbing work of the persondeleted text begin, firm, or corporationdeleted text end.

new text begin (c) Except as provided in subdivision 2, no person shall perform or offer to perform
plumbing work with or without compensation unless the person obtains a contractor's
license. A contractor's license does not of itself qualify its holder to perform the plumbing
work authorized by holding a master, journeyman, restricted master, or restricted
journeyman license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Exemptions from licensing. new text end

new text begin (a) An individual without a contractor
license may do plumbing work on the individual's residence in accordance with
subdivision 1, paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (b) An individual who is an employee working on the maintenance and repair of
plumbing equipment, apparatus, or facilities owned or leased by the individual's employer
and which is within the limits of property owned or leased, and operated or maintained by
the individual's employer, shall not be required to maintain a contractor license as long
as the employer has on file with the commissioner a current certificate of responsible
person. The certificate must be signed by the responsible master plumber or, in an area of
the state that is not a city or town with a population of more than 5,000 according to the
last federal census, restricted master plumber, and must state that the person signing the
certificate is responsible for ensuring that the maintenance and repair work performed by
the employer's employees comply with sections 326B.41 to 326B.49, all rules adopted
under those sections and sections 326B.50 to 326B.59, and all orders issued under section
326B.082. The employer must pay a filing fee to file a certificate of responsible person
with the commissioner. The certificate shall expire two years from the date of filing. In
order to maintain a current certificate of responsible person, the employer must resubmit a
certificate of responsible person, with a filing fee, no later than two years from the date of
the previous submittal. The filing of the certificate of responsible person does not exempt
any employee of the employer from the requirements of this chapter regarding individual
licensing as a plumber or registration as a plumber's apprentice.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a contractor employs a licensed plumber, the licensed plumber does not need a
separate contractor license to perform plumbing work on behalf of the employer within
the scope of the licensed plumber's license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 1b. new text end

new text begin Employment of master plumber or restricted master plumber. new text end

new text begin (a)
Each contractor must designate a responsible licensed plumber, who shall be responsible
for the performance of all plumbing work in accordance with sections 326B.41 to
326B.49, all rules adopted under these sections and sections 326B.50 to 326B.59, and all
orders issued under section 326B.082. A plumbing contractor's responsible licensed
plumber must be a master plumber. A restricted plumbing contractor's responsible licensed
plumber must be a master plumber or a restricted master plumber. A plumbing contractor
license authorizes the contractor to offer to perform and, through licensed and registered
individuals, to perform plumbing work in all areas of the state. A restricted plumbing
contractor license authorizes the contractor to offer to perform and, through licensed and
registered individuals, to perform plumbing work in all areas of the state except in cities
and towns with a population of more than 5,000 according to the last federal census.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the contractor is an individual or sole proprietorship, the responsible licensed
plumber must be the individual, proprietor, or managing employee. If the contractor is
a partnership, the responsible licensed plumber must be a general partner or managing
employee. If the contractor is a limited liability company, the responsible licensed plumber
must be a chief manager or managing employee. If the contractor is a corporation, the
responsible licensed plumber must be an officer or managing employee. If the responsible
licensed plumber is a managing employee, the responsible licensed plumber must be
actively engaged in performing plumbing work on behalf of the contractor, and cannot be
employed in any capacity as a plumber for any other contractor. An individual may be
the responsible licensed plumber for only one contractor.
new text end

new text begin (c) All applications and renewals for contractor licenses shall include a verified
statement that the applicant or licensee has complied with this subdivision.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Bond; insurance.

deleted text beginAny person contracting to do plumbing work must givedeleted text end
new text begin As a condition of licensing, each contractor shall give and maintain new text endbond to the state in the
amount of at least $25,000 for (1) all plumbing work entered into within the state or (2)
all plumbing work and subsurface sewage treatment work entered into within the state.
If the bond is for both plumbing work and subsurface sewage treatment work, the bond
must comply with the requirements of this section and section 115.56, subdivision 2,
paragraph (e). The bond shall be for the benefit of persons injured or suffering financial
loss by reason of failure to comply with the requirements of the State Plumbing Code and,
if the bond is for both plumbing work and subsurface sewage treatment work, financial
loss by reason of failure to comply with the requirements of sections 115.55 and 115.56.
The bond shall be filed with the commissioner and shall be written by a corporate surety
licensed to do business in the state.

In addition, deleted text begineach applicant for a master plumber license or restricted master plumber
license, or renewal thereof, shall provide evidence of
deleted text end new text beginas a condition of licensing, each
contractor shall have and maintain in effect
new text endpublic liability insurance, including products
liability insurance with limits of at least $50,000 per person and $100,000 per occurrence
and property damage insurance with limits of at least $10,000. The insurance shall be
written by an insurer licensed to do business in the state of Minnesota and each licensed
master plumber shall maintain on file with the commissioner a certificate evidencing the
insurance providing that the insurance shall not be canceled without the insurer first giving
15 days written notice to the commissioner. deleted text beginThe term of the insurance shall be concurrent
with the term of the license.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Subd. 3.deleted text end

deleted text begin Bond and insurance exemption. deleted text end

deleted text begin If a master plumber or restricted master
plumber who is in compliance with the bond and insurance requirements of subdivision 2,
employs a licensed plumber, the employee plumber shall not be required to meet the bond
and insurance requirements of subdivision 2. An individual who is an employee working
on the maintenance and repair of plumbing equipment, apparatus, or facilities owned or
leased by the individual's employer and which is within the limits of property owned or
leased, and operated or maintained by the individual's employer, shall not be required to
meet the bond and insurance requirements of subdivision 2.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Subd. 4. deleted text end

deleted text begin Fee. deleted text end

deleted text begin (a) Each person giving bond to the state under subdivision 2 shall pay
the department a bond registration fee of $40 for one year or $80 for two years.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The commissioner shall in a manner determined by the commissioner, without
the need for any rulemaking under chapter 14, phase in the bond registration from one year
to two years so that the expiration of bond registration corresponds with the expiration of
the license issued under section 326B.475 or 326B.49, subdivision 1.
deleted text end

Subd. 5.

Exterior connections.

Persons licensed as manufactured home installers
under chapter 327B are not required to be licensed under sections 326B.42 to 326B.49
when connecting the exterior building drain sewer outlets to the aboveground building
sewer system and when connecting the exterior water line to the aboveground water
system to the manufactured home as described in National Manufactured Housing
Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, United States Code, title 42, section 5401
et seq. No additional licensure, bond, or insurance related to the scope of work permitted
under this subdivision may be required of a licensed manufactured home installer by
any unit of government.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.47, is amended to read:


326B.47 PLUMBER'S APPRENTICES.

Subdivision 1.

Registrationnew text begin; supervision; recordsnew text end.

new text begin(a)new text end All plumber's apprentices
must be registered. To be a registered plumber's apprentice, an individual must either:

(1) be an individual employed in the trade of plumbing under an apprenticeship
agreement approved by the department under Minnesota Rules, part 5200.0300; or

(2) be an unlicensed individual registered with the commissioner under subdivision
3.

new text begin (b)new text end A plumber's apprentice is authorized to assist in the installation of plumbing
only while under the direct supervision of a master, restricted master, journeyman, or
restricted journeyman plumber. The master, restricted master, journeyman, or restricted
journeyman plumber is responsible for ensuring that all plumbing work performed by the
plumber's apprentice complies with the plumbing code. new text beginThe supervising master, restricted
master, journeyman, or restricted journeyman must be licensed and must be employed
by the same employer as the plumber's apprentice. Licensed individuals shall not permit
plumber's apprentices to perform plumbing work except under the direct supervision of
an individual actually licensed to perform such work. Plumber's apprentices shall not
supervise the performance of plumbing work or make assignments of plumbing work
to unlicensed individuals.
new text end

new text begin (c) Contractors employing plumber's apprentices to perform plumbing work shall
maintain records establishing compliance with this subdivision that shall identify all
plumber's apprentices performing plumbing work, and shall permit the department to
examine and copy all such records.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Journeyman exam.

A plumber's apprentice who has completed four
years of practical plumbing experience is eligible to take the journeyman plumbing
examination. Up to 24 months of practical plumbing experience prior to becoming a
plumber's apprentice may be applied to the four-year experience requirement. However,
none of this practical plumbing experience may be applied if the individual did not have
any practical plumbing experience in the 12-month period immediately prior to becoming
a plumber's apprentice. The Plumbing Board may adopt rules to evaluate whether
the individual's past practical plumbing experience is applicable in preparing for the
journeyman's examination. If two years after completing the training the individual has
not taken the examination, the four years of experience shall be forfeited.

The commissioner may allow an extension of the two-year period for taking the
exam for cases of hardship or other appropriate circumstances.

Subd. 3.

Registration, rules, applications, renewals, and fees.

An unlicensed
individual may register by completing and submitting to the commissioner deleted text begina registrationdeleted text endnew text begin
an application
new text end form provided by the commissionernew text begin, with all fees required by section
326B.092
new text end. A completed deleted text beginregistrationdeleted text endnew text begin applicationnew text end form must state the date the individual
began training, the individual's age, schooling, previous experience, and employer,
and other information required by the commissioner. The board may prescribe rules,
not inconsistent with this section, for the registration of unlicensed individuals. deleted text beginEach
applicant for initial registration as a plumber's apprentice shall pay the department an
application fee of $25.
deleted text end Applications for initial registration may be submitted at any time.
Registration must be renewed annually and shall be for the period from July 1 of each year
to June 30 of the following year. deleted text beginApplications for renewal registration must be received
by the commissioner by June 30 of each registration period on forms provided by the
commissioner, and must be accompanied by a fee of $25. An application for renewal
registration received on or after July 1 in any year but no more than three months after
expiration of the previously issued registration must pay the past due renewal fee plus a
late fee of $25. No applications for renewal registration will be accepted more than three
months after expiration of the previously issued registration.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.475, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Use of license.

A restricted master plumber and restricted journeyman
plumber may engage in the plumbing trade in all areas of the state except in cities and
towns with a population of more than 5,000 according to the new text beginlast new text endfederal census.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 326B.475, subdivision 4,
is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Renewal; use period for license.

(a) A restricted master plumber and
restricted journeyman plumber license must be renewed for as long as that licensee
engages in the plumbing trade. new text beginNotwithstanding section 326B.094, new text endfailure to renew a
restricted master plumber and restricted journeyman plumber license within 12 months
after the expiration date will result in permanent forfeiture of the restricted master plumber
and restricted journeyman plumber license.

(b) The commissioner shall in a manner determined by the commissioner, without
the need for any rulemaking under chapter 14, phase in the renewal of restricted master
plumber and restricted journeyman plumber licenses from one year to two years. By
June 30, 2011, all restricted master plumber and restricted journeyman plumber licenses
shall be two-year licenses.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 326B.49, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Application, examination, and license fees.

(a) Applications for
new text begin master and journeyman new text endplumber's deleted text beginlicensedeleted text endnew text begin licensesnew text end shall be made to the commissioner, with
deleted text begin feedeleted text endnew text begin all fees required by section 326B.092new text end. Unless the applicant is entitled to a renewal,
the applicant shall be licensed by the commissioner only after passing a satisfactory
examination developed and administered by the commissioner, based upon rules adopted
by the Plumbing Board, showing fitness. deleted text beginExamination fees for both journeyman and
master plumbers shall be $50 for each examination. Upon being notified of having
successfully passed the examination for original license the applicant shall submit an
application, with the license fee herein provided. The license fee for each initial master
plumber's license shall be $240. The license fee for each initial journeyman plumber's
license shall be $110.
deleted text end

(b) All initial deleted text beginmaster anddeleted text end journeyman plumber's licenses shall be effective for more
than one calendar year and shall expire on December 31 of the year after the year in which
the application is made. deleted text beginThe license fee for each renewal master plumber's license shall be
$120 for one year or $240 for two years. The license fee for each renewal journeyman
plumber's license shall be $55 for one year or $110 for two years.
deleted text end new text beginAll master plumber's
licenses shall expire on December 31 of each even-numbered year after issuance or
renewal.
new text endThe commissioner shall in a manner determined by the commissioner, without
the need for any rulemaking under chapter 14, phase in the renewal of master and
journeyman plumber's licenses from one year to two years. By June 30, 2011, all renewed
master and journeyman plumber's licenses shall be two-year licenses.

(c) deleted text beginAny licensee who does not renew a license within two years after the license
expires is no longer eligible for renewal. Such an individual must retake and pass the
examination before a new license will be issued. A journeyman or master plumber who
submits a license renewal application after the time specified in rule but within two
years after the license expired must pay all past due renewal fees plus a late fee of $25.
deleted text endnew text begin
Applications for contractor licenses shall be made to the commissioner, with all fees
required by section 326B.092. All contractor licenses shall expire on December 31 of each
odd-numbered year after issuance or renewal.
new text end

new text begin (d) For purposes of calculating license fees and renewal license fees required under
section 326B.092:
new text end

new text begin (1) the following licenses shall be considered business licenses: plumbing contractor
and restricted plumbing contractor;
new text end

new text begin (2) the following licenses shall be considered master licenses: master plumber and
restricted master plumber;
new text end

new text begin (3) the following licenses shall be considered journeyman licenses: journeyman
plumber and restricted journeyman plumber; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the registration of a plumber's apprentice under section 326B.47, subdivision 3,
shall be considered an entry level license.
new text end

new text begin (e) For each filing of a certificate of responsible person by an employer, the fee is
$100.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.50, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Responsible licensed master. new text end

new text begin "Responsible licensed master" means the
licensed water conditioning master or licensed master plumber designated in writing by
the water conditioning contractor in the water conditioning contractor's license application,
or in another manner acceptable to the commissioner, as the individual responsible for
the water conditioning contractor's compliance with sections 326B.50 to 326B.59, all
rules adopted under these sections, the Minnesota Plumbing Code, and all orders issued
under section 326B.082.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.50, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Water conditioning contractor. new text end

new text begin "Water conditioning contractor"
means a person who performs or offers to perform any water conditioning installation or
water conditioning servicing, with or without compensation, who is licensed as a water
conditioning contractor by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.50, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Water conditioning journeyman. new text end

new text begin "Water conditioning journeyman"
means an individual, other than a water conditioning master, who has demonstrated
practical knowledge of water conditioning installation and servicing, and who is licensed
by the commissioner as a water conditioning journeyman.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.50, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 3b. new text end

new text begin Water conditioning master. new text end

new text begin "Water conditioning master" means
an individual who has demonstrated skill in planning, superintending, installing, and
servicing water conditioning installations, and who is licensed by the commissioner as a
water conditioning master.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.54, is amended to read:


326B.54 VIOLATIONS TO BE REPORTED TO COMMISSIONER.

Such local authority as may be designated by any such ordinance for the issuance
of such water conditioning installation and servicing permits and approval of such plans
shall report to the commissioner persistent or willful violations of the same and any
incompetence of a licensed water conditioning contractornew text begin, licensed water conditioning
master,
new text end or licensed water conditioning deleted text begininstallerdeleted text endnew text begin journeymannew text end observed by the local authority.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.55, as amended by 2010 H.F. No. 927,
section 13, if enacted, is amended to read:


326B.55 LICENSING IN CERTAIN CITIES; QUALIFICATIONS; RULES.

Subdivision 1.

Licensing.

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraph (d), no individual
shall perform water conditioning installation or water conditioning servicing unless
licensed by the commissioner as a master plumber, journeyman plumber, water
conditioning master, or water conditioning journeyman, or, in all areas of the state except
in cities and towns with a population of more than 5,000 according to the last federal
census, as a restricted master plumber or restricted journeyman plumber.
new text end

new text begin (b) Except as provided in paragraph (d), no person shall perform or offer to
perform water conditioning installation or water conditioning servicing with or without
compensation unless the person obtains a water conditioning contractor's license. A water
conditioning contractor's license does not of itself qualify its holder to perform the water
conditioning installation or water conditioning servicing authorized by holding a water
conditioning master or water conditioning journeyman license.
new text end

new text begin (c) Except as provided in paragraph (d), new text end no person shall engage in or work at the
business of water conditioning installation or servicing anywhere in the state unless deleted text begin(1)deleted text end
at all times an individual licensed as a new text beginmaster plumber or new text endwater conditioning deleted text begincontractordeleted text endnew text begin
master
new text end by the commissioner deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin, who isnew text end responsible for the proper new text begininstallation and
servicing, is in charge of the
new text endwater conditioning installation and servicing work deleted text beginof such
person, and (2) all installations, other than
deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

new text begin If a water conditioning contractor employs a licensed master, restricted master,
journeyman or restricted journeyman plumber, or a licensed water conditioning master
or journeyman, then the licensed individual does not need a separate water conditioning
contractor license to perform water conditioning installation or servicing on behalf of the
employer within the scope of the individual's plumber license.
new text end

new text begin (d) No water conditioning contractor, water conditioning master, or water
conditioning journeyman license is required:
new text end

new text begin (1) fornew text end exchanges of portable new text beginwater conditioning new text endequipmentdeleted text begin, are performed by a
licensed water conditioning contractor or licensed water conditioning installer. Any
individual not so licensed may
deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (2) for an individual tonew text end perform water conditioning work that complies with the
minimum standards prescribed by the Plumbing Board on premises or that part of
premises owned and occupied by the deleted text beginworkerdeleted text endnew text begin individualnew text end as a residence, unless otherwise
prohibited by a local ordinance.

Subd. 2.

Qualifications for licensing.

new text begin(a) new text endA water conditioning deleted text begincontractordeleted text endnew text begin masternew text end
license shall be issued only to an individual who has demonstrated skill in planning,
superintending, and servicing water conditioning installations, and has successfully passed
the examination for water conditioning deleted text begincontractorsdeleted text endnew text begin mastersnew text end. A water conditioning deleted text begininstallerdeleted text endnew text begin
journeyman
new text end license shall only be issued to an individual other than a water conditioning
deleted text begin contractordeleted text endnew text begin masternew text end who has demonstrated practical knowledge of water conditioning
installation, and has successfully passed the examination for water conditioning deleted text begininstallersdeleted text endnew text begin
journeymen
new text end. A water conditioning deleted text begininstallerdeleted text endnew text begin journeymannew text end must successfully pass the
examination for water conditioning deleted text begincontractorsdeleted text endnew text begin mastersnew text end before being licensed as a water
conditioning deleted text begincontractordeleted text endnew text begin masternew text end.

new text begin (b) Each water conditioning contractor must designate a responsible licensed master
plumber or a responsible licensed water conditioning master, who shall be responsible
for the performance of all water conditioning installation and servicing in accordance
with the requirements of sections 326B.50 to 326B.59, all rules adopted under these
sections, the Minnesota Plumbing Code, and all orders issued under section 326B.082. If
the water conditioning contractor is an individual or sole proprietorship, the responsible
licensed master must be the individual, proprietor, or managing employee. If the water
conditioning contractor is a partnership, the responsible licensed master must be a general
partner or managing employee. If the water conditioning contractor is a limited liability
company, the responsible licensed master must be a chief manager or managing employee.
If the water conditioning contractor is a corporation, the responsible licensed master must
be an officer or managing employee. If the responsible licensed master is a managing
employee, the responsible licensed master must be actively engaged in performing water
conditioning work on behalf of the water conditioning contractor, and cannot be employed
in any capacity as a water conditioning master or water conditioning journeyman for any
other water conditioning contractor. An individual must not be the responsible licensed
master for more than one water conditioning contractor.
new text end

new text begin (c) All applications and renewals for water conditioning contractor licenses shall
include a verified statement that the applicant or licensee has complied with paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (d) Each application and renewal for a water conditioning master license, water
conditioning journeyman license, or a water conditioning contractor license shall be
accompanied by all fees required by section 326B.092.
new text end

Subd. 3.

Commissioner.

The commissioner shall:

(1) license water conditioning contractorsnew text begin, water conditioning masters,new text end and deleted text begininstallersdeleted text endnew text begin
water conditioning journeymen
new text end; and

(2) collect deleted text beginan examination fee from each examinee for a license as a water
conditioning contractor and an examination fee from each examinee for a license as a
water conditioning installer in an amount set forth in section 326B.58
deleted text endnew text begin the fees required by
section 326B.092
new text end.

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Plumber's apprentices. new text end

new text begin (a) A plumber's apprentice who is registered
under section 326B.47 is authorized to assist in water conditioning installation and water
conditioning servicing only while under the direct supervision of a master plumber,
journeyman plumber, water conditioning master, or water conditioning journeyman.
The master or journeyman is responsible for ensuring that all water conditioning work
performed by the plumber's apprentice complies with the plumbing code and rules
adopted under sections 326B.50 to 326B.59. The supervising master or journeyman must
be licensed and must be employed by the same employer as the plumber's apprentice.
Licensed individuals shall not permit plumber's apprentices to perform water conditioning
work except under the direct supervision of an individual actually licensed to perform
such work. Plumber's apprentices shall not supervise the performance of plumbing work
or make assignments of plumbing work to unlicensed individuals.
new text end

new text begin (b) Water conditioning contractors employing plumber's apprentices to perform
water conditioning work shall maintain records establishing compliance with this
subdivision that shall identify all plumber's apprentices performing water conditioning
work, and shall permit the department to examine and copy all such records.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.56, as amended by Laws 2009, chapter
78, article 5, section 18, is amended to read:


326B.56 deleted text beginALTERNATIVE STATEdeleted text end BONDING AND INSURANCE
deleted text begin REGULATIONdeleted text end.

Subdivision 1.

Bonds.

(a) deleted text beginAn applicant for a water conditioning contractor or
installer license or renewal thereof who is required by any political subdivision to give a
bond to obtain or maintain the license, may comply with any political subdivision bonding
requirement by giving
deleted text endnew text begin As a condition of licensing, each water conditioning contractor
shall give and maintain
new text end a bond to the state as described in paragraph (b). No applicant for a
water conditioning contractor or installer license who maintains the bond under paragraph
(b) shall be otherwise required to meet the bond requirements of any political subdivision.

(b) Each bond given to the state under this subdivision shall be in the total sum of
$3,000 conditioned upon the faithful and lawful performance of all water conditioning
deleted text begin contracting or installing workdeleted text endnew text begin installation or servicingnew text end done within the state. The bond
shall be for the benefit of persons suffering injuries or damages due to the work. The bond
shall be filed with the commissioner and shall be written by a corporate surety licensed to
do business in this state. The bond must remain in effect at all times while the application
is pending and while the license is in effect.

Subd. 2.

Insurance.

(a) deleted text beginEach applicant for a water conditioning contractor or
installer license or renewal thereof who is required by any political subdivision to maintain
insurance to obtain or maintain the license may comply with any political subdivision's
insurance requirement by maintaining
deleted text endnew text begin As a condition of licensing, each water conditioning
contractor shall have and maintain in effect
new text end the insurance described in paragraph (b).
No applicant for a water conditioning contractor deleted text beginor installerdeleted text end license who maintains the
insurance described in paragraph (b) shall be otherwise required to meet the insurance
requirements of any political subdivision.

(b) The insurance shall provide coverage, including products liability coverage,
for all damages in connection with licensed work for which the licensee is liable, with
personal damage limits of at least $50,000 per person and $100,000 per occurrence and
property damage insurance with limits of at least $10,000. The insurance shall be written
by an insurer licensed to do business in this state and a certificate evidencing the insurance
shall be filed with the commissioner. The insurance must remain in effect at all times
while the application is pending and while the license is in effect. The insurance shall not
be canceled without the insurer first giving 15 days' written notice to the commissioner.

Subd. 3.

Bond and insurance exemption.

A water conditioning contractor or
installer who is an employee of a water conditioning contractor or installer, including
an employee engaged in the maintenance and repair of water conditioning equipment,
apparatus, or facilities owned, leased and operated, or maintained by the employer, is
not required to meet the bond and insurance requirements of subdivisions 1 and 2 or of
any political subdivision.

Subd. 4.

Fee.

(a) The commissioner shall collect a $40 bond registration fee for
one year or $80 for two years from each applicant for issuance or renewal of a water
conditioning contractor or installer license who elects to proceed under subdivisions
1 and 2.

(b) The commissioner shall in a manner determined by the commissioner, without
the need for any rulemaking under chapter 14, phase in the bond registration from one year
to two years so that the expiration of bond registration corresponds with the expiration of
the license issued under section 326B.55.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 326B.58, is amended to read:


326B.58 FEESnew text begin; RENEWALnew text end.

(a) deleted text beginExamination fees for both water conditioning contractors and water conditioning
installers shall be $50 for each examination.
deleted text end Each initial water conditioning deleted text begincontractor
and installer
deleted text endnew text begin master and water conditioning journeymannew text end license shall be effective for more
than one calendar year and shall expire on December 31 of the year after the year in which
the application is made. deleted text beginThe license fee for each initial water conditioning contractor's
license shall be $140, except that the license fee shall be $105 if the application is
submitted during the last three months of the calendar year. The license fee for each
renewal water conditioning contractor's license shall be $70 for one year or $140 for two
years. The license fee for each initial water conditioning installer license shall be $70,
except that the license fee shall be $52.50 if the application is submitted during the last
three months of the calendar year. The license fee for each renewal water conditioning
installer license shall be $35 for one year or $70 for two years.
deleted text end

(b) The commissioner shall in a manner determined by the commissioner, without
the need for any rulemaking under chapter 14, phase in the renewal of water conditioning
deleted text begin contractor and installerdeleted text endnew text begin master and journeymannew text end licenses from one year to two years. By
June 30, 2011, all renewed water conditioning contractor and installer licenses shall be
two-year licenses. The deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin Plumbing Boardnew text end may by rule prescribe for the
expiration and renewal of licenses.

(c) deleted text beginAny licensee who does not renew a license within two years after the license
expires is no longer eligible for renewal. Such an individual must retake and pass the
examination before a new license will be issued. A water conditioning contractor or water
conditioning installer who submits a license renewal application after the time specified
in rule but within two years after the license expired must pay all past due renewal fees
plus a late fee of $25
deleted text endnew text begin All water conditioning contractor licenses shall expire on December
31 of the year after issuance or renewal
new text end.

new text begin (d) For purposes of calculating license fees and renewal fees required under section
326B.092:
new text end

new text begin (1) a water conditioning journeyman license shall be considered a journeyman
license;
new text end

new text begin (2) a water conditioning master license shall be considered a master license; and
new text end

new text begin (3) a water conditioning contractor license shall be considered a business license.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.805, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Exemptions.

The license requirement does not apply to:

(1) an employee of a licensee performing work for the licensee;

(2) a material person, manufacturer, or retailer furnishing finished products,
materials, or articles of merchandise who does not install or attach the items;

(3) an owner of residential real estate who builds or improves any structure on
residential real estate, if the building or improving is performed by the owner's bona fide
employees or by individual owners personally. This exemption does not apply to an
owner who constructs or improves property for purposes of speculation if the building
or improving is performed by the owner's bona fide employees or by individual owners
personally. A residential building contractor or residential remodeler will be presumed
to be building or improving for purposes of speculation if the contractor or remodeler
constructs or improves more than one property within any 24-month period;

(4) an architect or professional engineer engaging in professional practice as defined
by section 326.02, subdivisions 2 and 3;

(5) a person whose total gross annual receipts for performing specialty skills for
which licensure would be required under this section do not exceed $15,000;

(6) a mechanical contractor;

(7) a plumber, electrician, or other person whose profession is otherwise subject to
statewide licensing, when engaged in the activity which is the subject of that licensure;

(8) specialty contractors who provide only one special skill as defined in section
326B.802;

(9) a school district, or a technical college governed under chapter 136F; and

(10) Habitat for Humanity and Builders Outreach Foundation, and their individual
volunteers when engaged in activities on their behalf.

To qualify for the exemption in clause (5), a person must obtain a certificate of exemption
from licensure from the commissioner. A certificate of exemption will be issued upon
the applicant's filing with the commissioner, an affidavit stating that the applicant does
not expect to exceed $15,000 in gross annual receipts derived from performing services
which require licensure under this sectionnew text begin during the calendar year in which the affidavit
is received. For the purposes of calculating fees under section 326B.092, a certificate of
exemption is an entry level license
new text end. To renew the exemption in clause (5), the applicant
must file an affidavit stating that the applicant did not exceed $15,000 in gross annual
receipts during the past calendar year. If a person, operating under the exemption in
clause (5), exceeds $15,000 in gross receipts during any calendar year, the person
must immediately surrender the deleted text beginexemptiondeleted text end certificate new text beginof exemption new text endand apply for the
appropriate license. The person must remain licensed until such time as the person's gross
annual receipts during a calendar year fall below $15,000. The person may then apply for
an exemption for the next calendar year.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 326B.815, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginLicensing feedeleted text endnew text begin Feesnew text end.

(a) deleted text beginThe licensing fee for persons licensed
pursuant to sections 326B.802 to 326B.885, except for manufactured home installers,
is $200 for a two-year period. The
deleted text endnew text begin For the purposes of calculating fees under section
326B.092, an initial or renewed residential contractor, residential remodeler, or residential
roofer license is a business license. Notwithstanding section 326B.092, the
new text end licensing fee
for manufactured home installers under section 327B.041 is $300 for a three-year period.

(b) All initial new text beginand renewal new text endlicenses, except for manufactured home installer licenses,
shall be effective for two years and shall expire on March 31 of the year after the year in
which the application is made. deleted text beginThe license fee for each renewal of a residential contractor,
residential remodeler, or residential roofer license shall be $100 for one year and $200
for two years.
deleted text end

(c) The commissioner shall in a manner determined by the commissioner, without
the need for any rulemaking under chapter 14, phase in the renewal of residential
contractor, residential remodeler, and residential roofer licenses from one year to two
years. By June 30, 2011, all renewed residential contractor, residential remodeler, and
residential roofer licenses shall be two-year licenses.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.83, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Form.

new text begin(a) new text endAn applicant for a license under sections 326B.802 to
326B.885 must submit an application, under oath and accompanied by the deleted text beginlicense feedeleted text endnew text begin feesnew text end
required by section deleted text begin326B.815deleted text endnew text begin 326B.092new text end, on a form prescribed by the commissioner.
deleted text begin Within 30 business days of receiving all required information, the commissioner must
act on the license request.
deleted text end

new text begin (b)new text end If one of the categories in the application does not apply, the applicant must
identify the category and state the reason the category does not apply. The commissioner
may refuse to issue a license if the application is not complete or contains unsatisfactory
information.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.83, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Examination.

(a) Each qualifying person must deleted text beginsatisfactorily completedeleted text endnew text begin passnew text end
a written examination for the type of license requested. The commissioner may establish
the examination qualifications, including related education experience and education, the
examination procedure, and the examination for each licensing group. The examination
must include at a minimum the following areas:

(1) appropriate knowledge of technical terms commonly used and the knowledge of
reference materials and code books to be used for technical information; and

(2) understanding of the general principles of business management and other
pertinent state laws.

(b) Each examination must be designed for the specified type of license requested.

deleted text begin (c) An individual's passing examination results expire two years from the
examination date. An individual who passes the examination but does not choose to apply
to act as a qualifying person for a licensee within two years from the examination date,
must, upon application provide:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) passing examination results within two years from the date of application; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) proof that the person has fulfilled the continuing education requirements in
section 326B.821 in the manner required for a qualifying person of a licensee for each
license period after the expiration of the examination results.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.83, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

License.

A nonresident of Minnesota may be licensed as a residential
building contractor, residential remodeler, residential roofer, or manufactured home
installer upon compliance with all the provisions of sections new text begin326B.092 to 326B.098 and
new text end326B.802
to 326B.885.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 326B.86, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Bond.

(a) Licensed manufactured home installers and licensed
residential roofers must post a new text beginbiennial new text endsurety bond in the name of the licensee with the
commissioner, conditioned that the applicant shall faithfully perform the duties and in
all things comply with all laws, ordinances, and rules pertaining to the license or permit
applied for and all contracts entered into. The new text beginbiennial new text endbond must be continuous and
maintained for so long as the licensee remains licensed. The aggregate liability of the
surety on the bond to any and all persons, regardless of the number of claims made
against the bond, may not exceed the amount of the bond. The bond may be canceled as
to future liability by the surety upon 30 days' written notice mailed to the commissioner
by regular mail.

(b) A licensed residential roofer must post a bond of at least $15,000.

(c) A licensed manufactured home installer must post a bond of at least $2,500.

Bonds issued under sections 326B.802 to 326B.885 are not state bonds or contracts
for purposes of sections 8.05 and 16C.05, subdivision 2.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.865, is amended to read:


326B.865 SIGN CONTRACTOR; BOND.

(a) A sign contractor may post a compliance bond with the commissioner,
conditioned that the sign contractor shall faithfully perform duties and comply with
laws, ordinances, rules, and contracts entered into for the installation of signs. The bond
must be renewed deleted text beginannuallydeleted text endnew text begin bienniallynew text end and maintained for so long as determined by the
commissioner. The aggregate liability of the surety on the bond to any and all persons,
regardless of the number of claims made against the bond, may not exceed the annual
amount of the bond. The bond may be canceled as to future liability by the surety upon 30
days' written notice mailed to the commissioner by United States mail.

(b) The amount of the bond shall be $8,000. The bond may be drawn upon only by a
local unit of government that requires sign contractors to post a compliance bond. The
bond is in lieu of any compliance bond required by a local unit of government.

(c) For purposes of this section, "sign" means a device, structure, fixture, or
placard using graphics, symbols, or written copy that is erected on the premises of an
establishment including the name of the establishment or identifying the merchandise,
services, activities, or entertainment available on the premises.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.921, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

High pressure pipefitting business license.

Before obtaining a permit
for high pressure piping work, a person must obtain or utilize a business with a high
pressure piping business license.

A person must have at all times as a full-time employee at least one individual
holding a contracting high pressure pipefitter competency license. Only full-time
employees who hold contracting high pressure pipefitter licenses are authorized to obtain
high pressure piping permits in the name of the business. The contracting high pressure
pipefitter competency license holder can be the employee of only one high pressure piping
business at a time. new text beginAn application for a high pressure piping business license shall include
a verified statement that the applicant or licensee has complied with this subdivision.
new text end

To retain its business license without reapplication, a person holding a high pressure
piping business license that ceases to employ an individual holding a contracting high
pressure pipefitter competency license shall have 60 days from the last day of employment
of its previous contracting pipefitter competency license holder to employ another license
holder. The department must be notified no later than five days after the last day of
employment of the previous license holder.

No high pressure pipefitting work may be performed during any period when the
high pressure pipefitting business does not have a contracting high pressure pipefitter
competency license holder on staff. If a license holder is not employed within 60 days
after the last day of employment of the previous license holder, the pipefitting business
license shall lapse.

The board shall prescribe by rule procedures for application for and issuance of
business licenses.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.921, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Registration with commissioner.

An unlicensed individual may
register to assist in the practical construction and installation of high pressure piping
and appurtenances while in the employ of a licensed high pressure piping business by
completing and submitting to the commissioner a registration form provided by the
commissionernew text begin, with all fees required by section 326B.092new text end. The board may prescribe rules,
not inconsistent with this section, for the registration of unlicensed individuals.

deleted text begin An unlicensed individual applying for initial registration shall pay the department an
application fee of $50.
deleted text end Applications for initial registration may be submitted at any time.
Registration must be renewed annually and shall be valid for one calendar year beginning
January 1. deleted text beginApplications for renewal registration must be submitted to the commissioner
before December 31 of each registration period on forms provided by the commissioner,
and must be accompanied by a fee of $50. There shall be no refund of fees paid.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.921, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

License deleted text beginfeedeleted text endnew text begin, registration, and renewal feesnew text end.

deleted text begin The department shall charge
the following license fees:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (a) application for journeyman high pressure pipefitter competency license, $120;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) renewal of journeyman high pressure pipefitter competency license, $80;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) application for contracting high pressure pipefitter competency license, $270;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) renewal of contracting high pressure pipefitter competency license, $240;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) application for high pressure piping business license, $450;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f) application to inactivate a contracting high pressure pipefitter competency license
or inactivate a journeyman high pressure pipefitter competency license, $40; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (g) renewal of an inactive contracting high pressure pipefitter competency license or
inactive journeyman high pressure pipefitter competency license, $40.
deleted text end

deleted text begin If an application for renewal of an active or inactive journeyman high pressure
pipefitter competency license or active or inactive contracting high pressure pipefitter
competency license is received by the department after the date of expiration of the
license, a $30 late renewal fee shall be added to the license renewal fee.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Payment must accompany the application for a license or renewal of a license. There
shall be no refund of fees paid.
deleted text end

new text begin For purposes of calculating license, registration, and renewal fees required under
section 326B.092:
new text end

new text begin (1) the registration of an unlicensed individual under subdivision 4 is an entry
level license;
new text end

new text begin (2) a journeyman high pressure pipefitter license is a journeyman license;
new text end

new text begin (3) a contracting high pressure pipefitter license is a master license; and
new text end

new text begin (4) a high pressure piping business license is a business license.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.922, is amended to read:


326B.922 LICENSE APPLICATION AND RENEWAL.

new text begin (a) new text endApplication for a contracting high pressure pipefitter deleted text begincompetency ordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end a
journeyman high pressure pipefitter deleted text begincompetencydeleted text endnew text begin, or a high pressure piping businessnew text end
license shall be made to the department, with new text beginall new text endfeesnew text begin required by section 326B.092new text end.

new text begin (b)new text end The applicant new text beginfor a contracting high pressure pipefitter or a journeyman high
pressure pipefitter license
new text endshall be licensed only after passing an examination developed
and administered by the department in accordance with rules adopted by the board. deleted text beginA
competency license issued by the department shall expire on December 31 of each year. A
renewal application must be received by the department within one year after expiration of
the competency license. A license that has been expired for more than one year cannot
be renewed, and can only be reissued if the applicant submits a new application for the
competency license, pays a new application fee, and retakes and passes the applicable
license examination.
deleted text end

new text begin (c) All initial contracting high pressure pipefitter licenses, journeyman high pressure
pipefitter licenses, and high pressure piping business licenses are effective for more than
one calendar year and expire on December 31 of the year after the year in which the
application is made. The commissioner shall in a manner determined by the commissioner,
without the need for any rulemaking under chapter 14, phase in the renewal of contracting
high pressure pipefitter, journeyman high pressure pipefitter, and high pressure piping
business licenses from one year to two years. By June 30, 2012, all such licenses shall be
two-year licenses.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 326B.94, subdivision 4, is
amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Examinations, licensing.

new text beginEvery individual that operates a boat must hold
a current master's license issued by the commissioner, unless the individual holds a valid,
unlimited, current United States Coast Guard master's license.
new text endThe commissioner shall
develop and administer an examination for all masters of boats carrying passengers for
hire on the inland waters of the state as to their qualifications and fitness. If found qualified
and competent to perform their duties as a master of a boat carrying passengers for hire,
they shall be issued a license authorizing them to act as such on the inland waters of
the state. All initial master's licenses shall be for two years. The commissioner shall in
a manner determined by the commissioner, without the need for any rulemaking under
chapter 14, phase in the renewal of master's licenses from one year to two years. By June
30, 2011, all renewed master's licenses shall be two-year licenses. Fees for the original
issue and renewal of the license authorized under this section shall be pursuant to section
deleted text begin 326B.986, subdivision 2deleted text endnew text begin 326B.092new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.978, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Applications.

Any individual who desires an engineer's license shall
submit an application on a written or electronic form prescribed by the commissioner, deleted text beginat
least 15 days before the requested exam date. If the commissioner approves the applicant
for examination, the applicant may take the examination on one occasion within one
year from the date the commissioner receives the application
deleted text endnew text begin with all fees required by
section 326B.092
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 326B.978, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Applicability. new text end

new text begin This section shall not apply to traction or hobby boiler
engineer's licenses or provisional licenses.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 326B.986, subdivision 5,
is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Boiler engineer license fees.

deleted text begin (a) For the following licenses, the
nonrefundable license and application fee is:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) chief engineer's license, $70;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) first class engineer's license, $70;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) second class engineer's license, $70;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) special engineer's license, $40;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) traction or hobby boiler engineer's license, $50; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) provisional license, $50.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) An engineer's license, except a provisional license, may be renewed upon
application and payment of a renewal fee of $20 for one year or $40 for two years. If
the renewal fee is paid later than 30 days after expiration, then a late fee of $15 will be
added to the renewal fee.
deleted text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of calculating license fees and renewal license fees required under
section 326B.092:
new text end

new text begin (1) the boiler special engineer license is an entry level license;
new text end

new text begin (2) the following licenses are journeyman licenses: first class engineer, Grade A;
first class engineer, Grade B; first class engineer, Grade C; second class engineer, Grade
A; second class engineer, Grade B; second class engineer, Grade C; and provisional
license; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the following licenses are master licenses: boiler chief engineer, Grade A; boiler
chief engineer, Grade B; boiler chief engineer, Grade C; boiler commissioner inspector; or
traction or hobby boiler engineer.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding section 326B.092, subdivision 7, paragraph (a), the license
duration for steam traction and hobby engineer licenses are one year only for the purpose
of calculating license fees under section 326B.092, subdivision 7, paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 327.31, subdivision 17, is amended to read:


Subd. 17.

Installation.

"Installation" of a manufactured home means deleted text beginassemblydeleted text endnew text begin
installation or reinstallation
new text end, at the site of occupancy, of all portions of a manufactured
home, connection of the manufactured home to existing utility connections and installation
of support and/or anchoring systems.

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 327.31, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Used manufactured home. new text end

new text begin "Used manufactured home" means a home
being offered for sale not less than 24 months after the first purchaser took legal ownership
or possession of the home.
new text end

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 327.31, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 22. new text end

new text begin Seller. new text end

new text begin "Seller" means either the homeowner, manufactured home retailer
or dealer, broker, limited dealer or retailer, or listing agent.
new text end

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 327.32, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirementnew text begin; new manufactured homesnew text end.

No person shall selldeleted text begin,deleted text end
or offer for saledeleted text begin,deleted text end in this state, any new text beginnew new text endmanufactured home deleted text beginmanufactured after July 1,
1972,
deleted text endnew text begin ornew text end manufacture any manufactured home in this state deleted text beginor install for occupancy any
manufactured home manufactured after July 1, 1972, in any manufactured home park in
this state
deleted text end unless the manufactured home complies with the Manufactured Home Building
Code anddeleted text begin:deleted text endnew text begin bears a label as required by the secretary.new text end

deleted text begin (a) bears a seal issued by the commissioner, and is, whenever possible, accompanied
by a certificate by the manufacturer or dealer, both evidencing that it complies with the
Manufactured Home Building Code; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) if manufactured after June 14, 1976, bears a label as required by the secretary.
deleted text end

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 327.32, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Requirement; used manufactured homes. new text end

new text begin No person shall sell or
offer for sale in this state any used manufactured home manufactured after June 14,
1976, or install for occupancy any used manufactured home manufactured after June
14, 1976, unless the used manufactured home complies with the Notice of Compliance
Form as provided in this subdivision. If manufactured after June 14, 1976, the home
must bear a label as required by the secretary. The Notice of Compliance Form shall be
signed by the seller and purchaser indicating which party is responsible for either making
or paying for any necessary corrections prior to the sale and transferring ownership of
the manufactured home.
new text end

new text begin The Notice of Compliance Form shall be substantially in the following form:
new text end

new text begin "Notice of Compliance Form as required in Minnesota Statutes,
section 327.32, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin This notice must be completed and signed by the purchaser(s) and the seller(s) of the
used manufactured home described in the purchase agreement and on the bottom of this
notice before the parties fully execute the sale of a used manufactured home constructed
after June 14, 1976.
new text end

new text begin Electric ranges and clothes dryers must have required four-conductor cords and plugs.
new text end

new text begin Complies ..........
new text end
new text begin Correction required ..........
new text end
new text begin Initialed by Responsible Party: Buyer ..........
new text end
new text begin Seller ..........
new text end

new text begin Solid fuel-burning fireplaces or stoves must be listed for use in manufactured homes, Code
of Federal Regulations, title 24, section 3280.709(g), and installed correctly, in accordance
with their listing or standards (i.e., chimney, doors, hearth, combustion, or intake, etc.,
Code of Federal Regulations, title 24, section 3280.709(g)).
new text end

new text begin Complies ..........
new text end
new text begin Correction required ..........
new text end
new text begin Initialed by Responsible Party: Buyer ..........
new text end
new text begin Seller ..........
new text end

new text begin Gas water heaters and furnaces must be listed for manufactured home use, Code of Federal
Regulations, title 24, section 3280.709(a) and (d)(1) and (2) and installed correctly, in
accordance with their listing or standards.
new text end

new text begin Complies ..........
new text end
new text begin Correction required ..........
new text end
new text begin Initialed by Responsible Party: Buyer ..........
new text end
new text begin Seller ..........
new text end

new text begin Smoke alarms are required to be installed and operational in accordance with Code of
Federal Regulations, title 24, section 3280.208.
new text end

new text begin Complies ..........
new text end
new text begin Correction required ..........
new text end
new text begin Initialed by Responsible Party: Buyer ..........
new text end
new text begin Seller ..........
new text end

new text begin Carbon monoxide alarms or CO detectors that are approved and operational are required
to be installed within ten feet of each room lawfully used for sleeping purposes.
new text end

new text begin Complies ..........
new text end
new text begin Correction required ..........
new text end
new text begin Initialed by Responsible Party: Buyer ..........
new text end
new text begin Seller ..........
new text end

new text begin Egress windows are required in every bedroom with at least one operable window with
a net clear opening of 20 inches wide and 24 inches high, five square feet in area, with
the bottom of windows opening no more than 36 inches above the floor. Locks, latches,
operating handles, tabs, or other operational devices shall not be located more than 54
inches above the finished floor.
new text end

new text begin Complies ..........
new text end
new text begin Correction required ..........
new text end
new text begin Initialed by Responsible Party: Buyer ..........
new text end
new text begin Seller ..........
new text end

new text begin The furnace compartment of the home is required to have interior finish with a flame
spread rating not exceeding 25 feet, as specified in the 1976 United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development Code governing manufactured housing construction.
new text end

new text begin Complies ..........
new text end
new text begin Correction required ..........
new text end
new text begin Initialed by Responsible Party: Buyer ..........
new text end
new text begin Seller ..........
new text end

new text begin The water heater enclosure in this home is required to have interior finish with a flame
spread rating not exceeding 25 feet, as specified in the 1976 United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development Code governing manufactured housing construction.
new text end

new text begin Complies ..........
new text end
new text begin Correction required ..........
new text end
new text begin Initialed by Responsible Party: Buyer ..........
new text end
new text begin Seller ..........
new text end

new text begin The home complies with the snowload and heat zone requirements for the state of
Minnesota as indicated by the data plate.
new text end

new text begin Complies ..........
new text end
new text begin Correction required ..........
new text end
new text begin Initialed by Responsible Party: Buyer ..........
new text end
new text begin Seller ..........
new text end

new text begin The parties to this agreement have initialed all required sections and agree by their
signature to complete any necessary corrections prior to the sale or transfer of ownership
of the home described below as listed in the purchase agreement. The state of Minnesota
or a local building official has the authority to inspect the home in the manner described in
Minnesota Statutes, section 327.33, prior to or after the sale to ensure compliance was
properly executed as provided under the Manufactured Home Building Code.
new text end

new text begin Signature of Purchaser(s) of Home
new text end
new text begin ..............................date..............................
new text end
new text begin ..............................date..............................
new text end
new text begin .......................................................................
new text end
new text begin .......................................................................
new text end
new text begin Print name as appears on purchase
agreement
new text end
new text begin Print name as appears on purchase
agreement
new text end
new text begin Signature of Seller(s) of Home
new text end
new text begin ..............................date..............................
new text end
new text begin ..............................date..............................
new text end
new text begin .......................................................................
new text end
new text begin .......................................................................
new text end
new text begin Print name and license number, if applicable
new text end
new text begin Print name and license number, if applicable
new text end
new text begin (Street address of home at time of sale
new text end
new text begin ................................................................................................................................
new text end
new text begin City/State/Zip).......................................................................................................
new text end
new text begin Name of manufacturer of home............................................................................
new text end
new text begin Model and Year.....................................................................................................
new text end
new text begin new text begin Serial Number........................................................................................................new text end"
new text end

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 327.32, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1b. new text end

new text begin Alternative design plan. new text end

new text begin An alternative frost-free design slab that is
submitted to the department, stamped by a licensed professional engineer or architect, and
is in compliance with the federal installation standards in effect at the date of manufacture
or the Minnesota State Building Code, when applicable, shall be issued a permit by the
department within ten days.
new text end

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 327.32, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1c. new text end

new text begin Manufacturer's installation instructions; new home. new text end

new text begin All new
single-section manufactured homes and new multisection manufactured homes shall be
installed in compliance with the manufacturer's installation instructions in effect at the
date of manufacture or, when applicable, the Minnesota State Building Code.
new text end

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 327.32, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1d. new text end

new text begin Manufacturer's installation instructions; used multisection homes.
new text end

new text begin All used multisection manufactured homes shall be installed in compliance with either
the manufacturer's installation instructions in effect at the date of manufacture, approved
addenda or, when applicable, the Minnesota State Building Code.
new text end

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 327.32, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1e. new text end

new text begin Reinstallation requirements for single-section used manufactured
homes.
new text end

new text begin (a) All single-section used manufactured homes reinstalled less than 24 months
from the date of installation by the first purchaser must be reinstalled in compliance with
subdivision 1c. All single-section used manufactured homes reinstalled more than 24
months from the date of installation by the first purchaser may be reinstalled without
a frost-protected foundation if the home is reinstalled in compliance with Minnesota
Rules, chapter 1350, for above frost-line installations and the notice requirement of
subdivision 1f is complied with by the seller and the purchaser of the single-section used
manufactured home.
new text end

new text begin (b) The installer shall affix an installation seal issued by the department to the
outside of the home as required by the Minnesota State Building Code. The certificate
of installation issued by the installer of record shall clearly state that the home has been
reinstalled with an above frost-line foundation. Fees for inspection of a reinstallation and
for issuance of reinstallation seals shall follow the requirements of sections 326B.802
to 326B.885. Fees for review of plans, specifications, and on-site inspections shall be
those as specified in section 326B.153, subdivision 1, paragraph (c). Whenever an
installation certificate for an above frost-line installation is issued to a single-section used
manufactured home being listed for sale, the purchase agreement must disclose that the
home is installed on a nonfrost-protected foundation and recommend that the purchaser
have the home inspected to determine the effects of frost on the home.
new text end

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 327.32, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1f. new text end

new text begin Notice requirement. new text end

new text begin The seller of the single-section used manufactured
home being reinstalled under subdivision 1e shall provide the following notice to the
purchaser and secure signatures of all parties to the purchase agreement on or before
signing a purchase agreement prior to submitting an application for an installation
certificate. Whenever a current owner of a manufactured home reinstalls the manufactured
home under subdivision 1e, the current owner is not required to comply with the notice
requirement under this subdivision. The notice, which shall be in the same font size
as required for the purchase agreement and becomes a part of the purchase agreement,
shall be substantially in the following form:
new text end

new text begin "Notice of Reinstalling of a Single-Section Used Manufactured
Home Above Frost Line
new text end

new text begin It is recommended that the single-section used manufactured home being reinstalled
follow the instructions in the manufacturer's installation manual. By signing this notice,
the purchaser(s) are acknowledging they have elected to use footings placed above the
local frost line in accordance with the Minnesota State Building Code.
new text end

new text begin The seller has explained the differences between the manufacturer's installation
instructions and the installation system selected by the purchaser(s) with respect to
possible effects of frost on the manufactured home.
new text end

new text begin The purchaser(s) acknowledge by signing this notice that there is no manufacturer's
original warranty remaining on the home and recognize that any other extended or ancillary
warranty could be adversely affected if any applicable warranty stipulates that the home
be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's installation manual to remain effective.
new text end

new text begin After the reinstallation of the manufactured home, it is highly recommended that the
purchaser(s) have a licensed manufactured home installer recheck the home's installation
for any releveling needs or anchoring system adjustments each freeze-thaw cycle.
new text end

new text begin The purchaser(s) of the used manufactured home described below that is being reinstalled
acknowledge they have read this notice and have been advised to contact the manufacturer
of the home and/or the Department of Labor and Industry if they desire additional
information before signing this notice. It is the intent of this notice to inform the
purchaser(s) that the purchaser(s) elected not to use a frost-protected foundation system
for the reinstallation of the manufactured home as originally required by the home's
installation manual.
new text end

new text begin Plain language notice.
new text end

new text begin I understand that because this home will be installed with footings placed above the
local frost line, this home may be subject to adverse effects from frost heave that may
damage this home. Purchaser(s) initials: .......
new text end

new text begin I understand that the installation of this home with footings placed above the local
frost line could affect my ability to obtain a mortgage or mortgage insurance on this
home. Purchaser(s) initials: .......
new text end

new text begin I understand that the installation of this home with footings placed above the local
frost line could void my warranty on the home if any warranty is still in place on this
home. Purchaser(s) initials: .......
new text end

new text begin Signature of Purchaser(s)
new text end
new text begin ..............................date..............................
new text end
new text begin ..............................date..............................
new text end
new text begin ...................................................................
new text end
new text begin ...................................................................
new text end
new text begin Print name
new text end
new text begin Print name
new text end
new text begin (Street address of location where
manufactured home is being reinstalled)
new text end
new text begin ..............................................................................................................................
new text end
new text begin (City/State/Zip)....................................................................................................
new text end
new text begin Name of manufacturer of home.........................................................................
new text end
new text begin Model and year...................................................................................................
new text end
new text begin Serial number.....................................................................................................
new text end

new text begin Name of licensed installer and license number or homeowner responsible for the
installation of the home as described above.
new text end

new text begin Installer name:...................................................................................................
new text end
new text begin License number:................................................................................................"
new text end

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 327B.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Subagency licenses.

Any dealer who has a place of business at more than
one location shall designate one location as its principal place of business, one name as its
principal name, and all other established places of business as subagencies. A subagency
license shall be required for each subagency. new text beginSubagency license renewal must coincide
with the principal license date.
new text endNo dealer shall do business as a dealer under any other
name than the name on its license.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 65.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 327B.04, subdivision 7, is
amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Licenses; deleted text beginwhen granteddeleted text endnew text begin renewalnew text end.

new text beginIn addition to the requirements of this
section,
new text endeach application for a license or license renewal must be accompanied by deleted text begina fee in
an amount established by subdivision 7a
deleted text endnew text begin all applicable fees required by section 326B.092new text end.
The fees shall be set in an amount which over the fiscal biennium will produce revenues
approximately equal to the expenses which the commissioner expects to incur during that
fiscal biennium while administering and enforcing sections 327B.01 to 327B.12. deleted text beginThe
commissioner shall grant or deny a license application or a renewal application within 60
days of its filing.
deleted text end If the license is granted, the commissioner shall license the applicant as a
dealer or manufacturer for the remainder of the licensure period. Upon application by the
licensee, the commissioner shall renew the license for a two-year period, if:

(1) the renewal application satisfies the requirements of subdivisions 3 and 4;

(2) the renewal applicant has made all listings, registrations, notices and reports
required by the commissioner during the preceding licensure period; and

(3) the renewal applicant has paid all fees owed pursuant to sections 327B.01 to
327B.12 and all taxes, arrearages, and penalties owed to the state.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 66.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 327B.04, subdivision 7a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 7a.

Fees.

(a) Fees for licenses issued pursuant to this section deleted text beginare as follows:deleted text endnew text begin
shall be calculated pursuant to section 326B.092.
new text end

deleted text begin (1) initial dealer license for principal location, $400. Fee is not refundable;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) initial dealer license for subagency location, $80;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) dealer license biennial renewal, principal location, $400; dealer subagency
location biennial renewal, $160. Subagency license renewal must coincide with the
principal license date;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) initial limited dealer license, $200;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) change of bonding company, $10;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) reinstatement of bond after cancellation notice has been received, $10;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7) checks returned without payment, $15; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8) change of address, $10.
deleted text end

(b) All initial limited dealer licenses shall be effective for more than one calendar
year and shall expire on December 31 of the year after the year in which the application
is made.

(c) deleted text beginThe license fee for each renewed limited dealer license shall be $100 for one year
and $200 for two years.
deleted text endnew text begin For the purposes of calculating fees under section 326B.092, any
license issued under this section is a business license, except that a subagency license is a
master license.
new text end The commissioner shall in a manner determined by the commissioner,
without the need for any rulemaking under chapter 14, phase in the renewal of limited
dealer licenses from one year to two years. By June 30, 2011, all renewed limited dealer
licenses shall be two-year licenses.

deleted text begin (d) All fees are not refundable.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 67.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 327B.04, subdivision 8, is
amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Limited dealer's license.

The commissioner shall issue a limited dealer's
license to an owner of a manufactured home park authorizing the licensee as principal
only to engage in the sale, offering for sale, soliciting, or advertising the sale of used
manufactured homes located in the owned manufactured home park. The licensee must be
the title holder of the homes and may engage in no more than ten sales during each year of
the two-year licensure period. An owner may, upon payment of the applicable fee and
compliance with this subdivision, obtain a separate license for each owned manufactured
home park and is entitled to sell up to 20 homes per license period provided that only one
limited dealer license may be issued for each park. The license shall be issued after:

(1) receipt of an application on forms provided by the commissioner containing
the following information:

(i) the identity of the applicant;

(ii) the name under which the applicant will be licensed and do business in this state;

(iii) the name and address of the owned manufactured home park, including a copy
of the park license, serving as the basis for the issuance of the license;

(iv) the name, home, and business address of the applicant;

(v) the name, address, and telephone number of one individual that is designated
by the applicant to receive all communications and cooperate with all inspections and
investigations of the commissioner pertaining to the sale of manufactured homes in the
manufactured home park owned by the applicant;

(vi) whether the applicant or its designated individual has been convicted of a crime
within the previous ten years that is either related directly to the business for which the
license is sought or involved fraud, misrepresentation or misuse of funds, or has suffered a
judgment in a civil action involving fraud, misrepresentation, or conversion within the
previous five years or has had any government license or permit suspended or revoked
as a result of an action brought by a federal or state governmental agency in this or any
other state within the last five years; and

(vii) the applicant's qualifications and business history, including whether the
applicant or its designated individual has ever been adjudged bankrupt or insolvent, or has
any unsatisfied court judgments outstanding against it or them;

(2) payment of the license fee established by subdivision 7a; and

(3) provision of a surety bond in the amount of $5,000. A separate surety bond
must be provided for each limited license.

The applicant need not comply with section 327B.04, subdivision 4, paragraph (e).
The holding of a limited dealer's license does not satisfy the requirement contained in
section 327B.04, subdivision 4, paragraph (e), for the licensee or salespersons with respect
to obtaining a dealer license. The commissioner may, upon application for a renewal of a
license, require only a verification that copies of sales documents have been retained and
payment of the renewal deleted text beginfeedeleted text endnew text begin feesnew text end established by deleted text beginsubdivision 7adeleted text endnew text begin section 326B.092new text end. "Sales
documents" mean only the safety feature disclosure form defined in section 327C.07,
subdivision 3a
, title of the home, financing agreements, and purchase agreements.

The license holder shall, upon request of the commissioner, make available for
inspection during business hours sales documents required to be retained under this
subdivision.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 68.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 327B.041, is amended to read:


327B.041 MANUFACTURED HOME INSTALLERS.

(a) Manufactured home installers are subject to all of the new text beginfees in section 326B.092
and the
new text endrequirements of sections 326B.802 to 326B.885, except for the following:

(1) manufactured home installers are not subject to the continuing education
requirements of section 326B.821, but are subject to the continuing education requirements
established in rules adopted under section 327B.10;

(2) the examination requirement of section 326B.83, subdivision 3, for manufactured
home installers shall be satisfied by successful completion of a written examination
administered and developed specifically for the examination of manufactured home
installers. The examination must be administered and developed by the commissioner. The
commissioner and the state building official shall seek advice on the grading, monitoring,
and updating of examinations from the Minnesota Manufactured Housing Association;

(3) a local government unit may not place a surcharge on a license fee, and may not
charge a separate fee to installers;

(4) a dealer or distributor who does not install or repair manufactured homes is
exempt from licensure under sections 326B.802 to 326B.885;

(5) the exemption under section 326B.805, subdivision 6, clause (5), does not
apply; and

(6) manufactured home installers are not subject to the contractor recovery fund
in section 326B.89.

(b) The commissioner may waive all or part of the requirements for licensure
as a manufactured home installer for any individual who holds an unexpired license or
certificate issued by any other state or other United States jurisdiction if the licensing
requirements of that jurisdiction meet or exceed the corresponding licensing requirements
of the departmentnew text begin and the individual complies with section 326B.092, subdivisions 1
and 3 to 7. For the purposes of calculating fees under section 326B.092, licensure as a
manufactured home installer is a business license
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 69. new text beginWATER-FREE URINALS.
new text end

new text begin The Plumbing Board shall have expedited rulemaking authority provided under
section 14.389 for expedited rules regarding water-free urinals that meet the Minnesota
Plumbing Board standards. This authority expires December 31, 2010.
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. 70. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin In Minnesota Rules, the revisor of statutes shall change all references to Minnesota
Rules, part 1350.8300 to Minnesota Statutes, section 327B.04.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 71. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 326B.133, subdivisions 9 and 10; 326B.37,
subdivision 13; 326B.475, subdivisions 5 and 6; 326B.56, subdivision 3; 326B.885,
subdivisions 3 and 4; and 326B.976,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 327.32, subdivision 4; and 327C.07,
subdivisions 3, 3a, and 8,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 326B.56, subdivision 4, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin (d) new text end new text begin Minnesota Rules, parts 1301.0500; 1301.0900; 1301.1100, subparts 2, 3, and 4;
1350.7200, subpart 3; and 1350.8000, subpart 2,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraphs (a), (c), and (d) are effective January 1, 2012.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

COMMERCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 58.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Residential mortgage originator licensing requirements.

(a)
No person shall act as a residential mortgage originator, or make residential mortgage
loans without first obtaining a license from the commissioner according to the licensing
procedures provided in this chapter.

(b) A licensee must be either a partnership, limited liability partnership, association,
limited liability company, corporation, or other form of business organization, and must
have and maintain deleted text beginat all times one of the following: approval as a mortgagee by either the
federal Department of Housing and Urban Development or the Federal National Mortgage
Association; a minimum net worth, net of intangibles, of at least $250,000; or
deleted text end a surety
bond deleted text beginor irrevocable letter of creditdeleted text end in the deleted text beginamount of $50,000deleted text endnew text begin amounts prescribed under
section 58.08
new text end. deleted text beginNet worth, net of intangibles, must be calculated in accordance with
generally accepted accounting principles.
deleted text end

(c) The following persons are exempt from the residential mortgage originator
licensing requirements:

(1) a person who is not in the business of making residential mortgage loans and who
makes no more than three such loans, with its own funds, during any 12-month period;

(2) a financial institution as defined in section 58.02, subdivision 10;

(3) an agency of the federal government, or of a state or municipal government;

(4) an employee or employer pension plan making loans only to its participants;

(5) a person acting in a fiduciary capacity, such as a trustee or receiver, as a result of
a specific order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction; or

(6) a person exempted by order of the commissioner.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 58.06, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:


Subd. 2.

Application contents.

(a) The application must contain the name and
complete business address or addresses of the license applicant. The license applicant
must be a partnership, limited liability partnership, association, limited liability company,
corporation, or other form of business organization, and the application must contain the
names and complete business addresses of each partner, member, director, and principal
officer. The application must also include a description of the activities of the license
applicant, in the detail and for the periods the commissioner may require.

(b) A residential mortgage originator applicant must submit deleted text beginone of the following:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) evidence which shows, to the commissioner's satisfaction, that either the federal
Department of Housing and Urban Development or the Federal National Mortgage
Association has approved the residential mortgage originator applicant as a mortgagee;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) a surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of not less than
$50,000 in a form approved by the commissioner, issued by an insurance company or bank
authorized to do so in this state. The bond or irrevocable letter of credit must be available
for the recovery of expenses, fines, and fees levied by the commissioner under this chapter
and for losses incurred by borrowers. The bond or letter of credit must be submitted with
the license application, and evidence of continued coverage must be submitted with each
renewal. Any change in the bond or letter of credit must be submitted for approval by the
commissioner within ten days of its execution; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) a copy of the residential mortgage originator applicant's most recent audited
financial statement, including balance sheet, statement of income or loss, statements of
changes in shareholder equity, and statement of changes in financial position. Financial
statements must be as of a date within 12 months of the date of application
deleted text endnew text begin a surety bond
that meets the requirements of section 58.08, subdivision 1a
new text end.

(c) The application must also include all of the following:

(1) an affirmation under oath that the applicant:

(i) is in compliance with the requirements of section 58.125;

(ii) deleted text beginwill maintain a perpetual roster of individuals employed as residential mortgage
originators, including employees and independent contractors, which includes the dates
that mandatory testing, initial education, and continuing education were completed. In
addition, the roster must be made available to the commissioner on demand, within three
business days of the commissioner's request;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iii)deleted text end will advise the commissioner of any material changes to the information
submitted in the most recent application within ten days of the change;

deleted text begin (iv)deleted text endnew text begin (iii)new text end will advise the commissioner in writing immediately of any bankruptcy
petitions filed against or by the applicant or licensee;

deleted text begin (v)deleted text endnew text begin (iv)new text end will maintain at all times deleted text begineither a net worth, net of intangibles, of at least
$250,000 or
deleted text end a surety bond deleted text beginor irrevocable letter of creditdeleted text end in the amount of at least deleted text begin$50,000deleted text endnew text begin
$100,000
new text end;

deleted text begin (vi)deleted text endnew text begin (v)new text end complies with federal and state tax laws; and

deleted text begin (vii)deleted text endnew text begin (vi)new text end complies with sections 345.31 to 345.60, the Minnesota unclaimed
property law;

(2) information as to the mortgage lending, servicing, or brokering experience of the
applicant and persons in control of the applicant;

(3) information as to criminal convictions, excluding traffic violations, of persons in
control of the license applicant;

(4) whether a court of competent jurisdiction has found that the applicant or persons
in control of the applicant have engaged in conduct evidencing gross negligence, fraud,
misrepresentation, or deceit in performing an act for which a license is required under
this chapter;

(5) whether the applicant or persons in control of the applicant have been the subject
of: an order of suspension or revocation, cease and desist order, or injunctive order, or
order barring involvement in an industry or profession issued by this or another state or
federal regulatory agency or by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development within
the ten-year period immediately preceding submission of the application; and

(6) other information required by the commissioner.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 58.08, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Residential mortgage originators. new text end

new text begin (a) An applicant for a residential
mortgage originator license must file with the department a surety bond in the amount of
$100,000, issued by an insurance company authorized to do so in this state. The bond
must cover all mortgage loan originators who are employees or independent agents of
the applicant. The bond must be available for the recovery of expenses, fines, and fees
levied by the commissioner under this chapter and for losses incurred by borrowers as
a result of a licensee's noncompliance with the requirements of this chapter, sections
325D.43 to 325D.48, and 325F.67 to 325F.69, or breach of contract relating to activities
regulated by this chapter.
new text end

new text begin (b) The bond must be submitted with the originator's license application and
evidence of continued coverage must be submitted with each renewal. Any change in the
bond must be submitted for approval by the commissioner, within ten days of its execution.
The bond or a substitute bond shall remain in effect during all periods of licensing.
new text end

new text begin (c) Upon filing of the mortgage call report as required by section 58A.17, a licensee
shall maintain or increase its surety bond to reflect the total dollar amount of the closed
residential mortgage loans originated in this state in the preceding year in accordance
with the table in this paragraph. A licensee may decrease its surety bond in accordance
with the table in this paragraph if the surety bond required is less than the amount of the
surety bond on file with the department.
new text end

new text begin Dollar Amount of Closed Residential
Mortgage Loans
new text end
new text begin Surety Bond Required
new text end
new text begin $0 to $5,000,000
new text end
new text begin $100,000
new text end
new text begin $5,000,000.01 to $10,000,000
new text end
new text begin $125,000
new text end
new text begin $10,000,000.01 to $25,000,000
new text end
new text begin $150,000
new text end
new text begin Over $25,000,000
new text end
new text begin $200,000
new text end

new text begin For purposes of this subdivision, "mortgage loan originator" has the meaning given
in section 58A.02, subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 58.09, is amended to read:


58.09 TERM OF LICENSE.

deleted text begin Initialdeleted text end Licenses for residential mortgage originators and residential mortgage
servicers issued under this chapter expire on deleted text beginJuly 31, 2001,deleted text endnew text begin December 31new text end and are
renewable on deleted text beginAugust 1, 2001, and on August 1deleted text endnew text begin January 1new text end of each deleted text beginodd-numbereddeleted text end year
after that date. deleted text beginA new licensee whose license expires less than 12 months from the date
of issuance shall pay a fee equal to one-half the applicable initial license fee set forth in
section 58.10, subdivision 1, clause (1) or (3).
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 58.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Amounts.

The following fees must be paid to the commissioner:

(1) for deleted text beginan initialdeleted text end new text begina new text endresidential mortgage originator license, deleted text begin$2,125deleted text endnew text begin $1,000new text end, $50 of
which is credited to the consumer education account in the special revenue fund;

(2) for a renewal license, deleted text begin$1,125deleted text endnew text begin $500new text end, $50 of which is credited to the consumer
education account in the special revenue fund;

(3) for deleted text beginan initialdeleted text end new text begina new text endresidential mortgage servicer's license, deleted text begin$1,000deleted text endnew text begin $500new text end;

(4) for a renewal license, deleted text begin$500deleted text endnew text begin $250new text end; and

(5) for a certificate of exemption, $100.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 58.11, is amended to read:


58.11 LICENSE RENEWAL.

Subdivision 1.

Term.

Licenses are renewable on deleted text beginAugust 1, 2001, and on August 1deleted text endnew text begin
January 1
new text end of each deleted text beginodd-numbereddeleted text end year deleted text beginafter that datedeleted text end.

Subd. 2.

Timely renewal.

(a) A person whose application is properly and timely
filed who has not received notice of denial of renewal is considered approved for renewal
and the person may continue to transact business as a residential mortgage originator or
servicer whether or not the renewed license has been received on or before deleted text beginAugustdeleted text end new text begin January
new text end1 of the renewal year. Application for renewal of a license is considered timely filed if
received by the commissioner by, or mailed with proper postage and postmarked by, deleted text beginJulydeleted text endnew text begin
December
new text end 15 of the renewal year. An application for renewal is considered properly filed
if made upon forms duly executed and sworn to, accompanied by fees prescribed by this
chapter, and containing any information that the commissioner requires.

(b) A person who fails to make a timely application for renewal of a license and
who has not received the renewal license as of deleted text beginAugustdeleted text endnew text begin Januarynew text end 1 of the renewal year is
unlicensed until the renewal license has been issued by the commissioner and is received
by the person.

Subd. 3.

Contents of renewal application.

Application for the renewal of an
existing license must contain the information specified in section 58.06, subdivision 2;
however, only the requested information having changed from the most recent prior
application need be submitted.

Subd. 4.

Cancellation.

A licensee ceasing an activity or activities regulated by this
chapter and desiring to no longer be licensed shall so inform the commissioner in writing
and, at the same time, surrender the license and all other symbols or indicia of licensure.
The licensee shall include a plan for the withdrawal from regulated business, including a
timetable for the disposition of the business.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 7.

new text begin [58A.01] TITLE.
new text end

new text begin This chapter may be cited as the "Minnesota Secure and Fair Enforcement for
Mortgage Licensing Act of 2010" or "Minnesota S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of
2010."
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [58A.02] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this chapter, the definitions in
subdivisions 2 to 15 have the meanings given them.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Depository institution. new text end

new text begin "Depository institution" has the meaning given in
United States Code, title 12, section 1813, and includes a credit union.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Federal banking agencies. new text end

new text begin "Federal banking agencies" means the Board
of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the comptroller of the currency, the director
of the Office of Thrift Supervision, the National Credit Union Administration, and the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Immediate family member. new text end

new text begin "Immediate family member" means a spouse,
child, sibling, parent, grandparent, or grandchild. This includes stepparents, stepchildren,
stepsiblings, and adoptive relationships.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Individual. new text end

new text begin "Individual" means a natural person.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Loan processor or underwriter. new text end

new text begin "Loan processor or underwriter" means
an individual who performs clerical or support duties as an employee at the direction
of and subject to the supervision and instruction of a person licensed or exempt from
licensing under chapter 58. For purposes of this subdivision, the term "clerical or support
duties" may include after the receipt of an application:
new text end

new text begin (1) the receipt, collection, distribution, and analysis of information common for the
processing or underwriting of a residential mortgage loan; and
new text end

new text begin (2) communicating with a consumer to obtain the information necessary for the
processing or underwriting of a loan, to the extent that the communication does not include
offering or negotiating loan rates or terms, or counseling consumers about residential
mortgage loan rates or terms.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Mortgage loan originator. new text end

new text begin "Mortgage loan originator":
new text end

new text begin (1) means an individual who for compensation or gain or in the expectation of
compensation or gain:
new text end

new text begin (i) takes a residential mortgage loan application; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) offers or negotiates terms of a residential mortgage loan;
new text end

new text begin (2) does not include an individual engaged solely as a loan processor or underwriter
except as otherwise provided in section 58A.03, subdivision 3;
new text end

new text begin (3) does not include a person or entity that only performs real estate brokerage
activities and is licensed or registered according to Minnesota law, unless the person or
entity is compensated by a lender, a mortgage broker, or other mortgage loan originator or
by an agent of the lender, mortgage broker, or other mortgage loan originator;
new text end

new text begin (4) does not include a person or entity solely involved in extensions of credit
relating to timeshare plans, as that term is defined in United States Code, title 11, section
101(53D); and
new text end

new text begin (5) does not include a licensed manufactured home retailer, licensed limited retailer,
or salesperson selling manufactured or modular homes, provided that person only assists
the consumer in filling out a loan application and does not offer or negotiate loan rates or
terms, does not do any counseling with consumers about residential mortgage loan rates
or terms, and does not receive any payment or fee from any company or individual for
assisting the consumer.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry. new text end

new text begin "Nationwide
Mortgage Licensing System and Registry" means a mortgage licensing system developed
and maintained by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the American
Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators for the licensing and registration of
licensed mortgage loan originators.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Nontraditional mortgage product. new text end

new text begin "Nontraditional mortgage product"
means a mortgage product other than a 30-year fixed rate mortgage loan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Person. new text end

new text begin "Person" means a natural person, corporation, company, limited
liability company, partnership, or association.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Real estate brokerage activity. new text end

new text begin "Real estate brokerage activity" means
an activity that involves offering or providing real estate brokerage services to the public,
including:
new text end

new text begin (1) acting as a real estate agent or real estate broker for a buyer, seller, lessor,
or lessee of real property;
new text end

new text begin (2) bringing together parties interested in the sale, purchase, lease, rental, or
exchange of real property;
new text end

new text begin (3) negotiating, on behalf of a party, a portion of a contract relating to the sale,
purchase, lease, rental, or exchange of real property other than in connection with
providing financing with respect to the transaction;
new text end

new text begin (4) engaging in an activity for which a person engaged in the activity is required to
be registered or licensed as a real estate agent or real estate broker under any applicable
law; and
new text end

new text begin (5) offering to engage in any activity, or act in any capacity, described in clause
(1), (2), (3), or (4).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Registered mortgage loan originator. new text end

new text begin "Registered mortgage loan
originator" means an individual who:
new text end

new text begin (1) meets the definition of mortgage loan originator and is an employee of:
new text end

new text begin (i) a depository institution;
new text end

new text begin (ii) a subsidiary that is owned and controlled by a depository institution and
regulated by a federal banking agency; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) an institution regulated by the Farm Credit Administration; and
new text end

new text begin (2) is registered with, and maintains a unique identifier through, the Nationwide
Mortgage Licensing System and Registry.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Residential mortgage loan. new text end

new text begin "Residential mortgage loan" means a loan
primarily for personal, family, or household use that is secured by a mortgage, deed of
trust, or other equivalent consensual security interest on a dwelling, as defined in United
States Code, title 15, section 1602(v), or residential real estate upon which a dwelling is
constructed or intended to be constructed.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Residential real estate. new text end

new text begin "Residential real estate" means real property
located in Minnesota, upon which a dwelling is constructed or is intended to be
constructed.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Unique identifier. new text end

new text begin "Unique identifier" means a number or other identifier
assigned by protocols established by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and
Registry.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [58A.03] LICENSE AND REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Generally. new text end

new text begin An individual, unless specifically exempted from this
chapter under subdivision 2, shall not engage in the business of a mortgage loan originator
with respect to a dwelling located in this state without first obtaining and maintaining a
license under this chapter. An individual may not engage in the mortgage loan business
unless the individual is employed and supervised by an entity which is either licensed
or exempt from licensing under chapter 58. A licensed mortgage loan originator must
register with and maintain a valid unique identifier issued by the Nationwide Mortgage
Licensing System and Registry.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Exemptions. new text end

new text begin The following are exempt from this chapter:
new text end

new text begin (1) a registered mortgage loan originator, when acting for an entity described in
section 58A.02, subdivision 12, clause (1);
new text end

new text begin (2) an individual who offers or negotiates terms of a residential mortgage loan with
or on behalf of an immediate family member of the individual;
new text end

new text begin (3) an individual who offers or negotiates terms of a residential mortgage loan
secured by a dwelling that served as the individual's residence; and
new text end

new text begin (4) a licensed attorney who negotiates the terms of a residential mortgage loan
on behalf of a client as an ancillary matter to the attorney's representation of the client,
unless the attorney is compensated by a lender, a mortgage broker, or other mortgage
loan originator or by any agent of the lender, mortgage broker, or other mortgage loan
originator.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Independent contractor loan processors or underwriters. new text end

new text begin A loan
processor or underwriter who is an independent contractor may not engage in the activities
of a loan processor or underwriter unless the independent contractor loan processor
or underwriter obtains and maintains a license under subdivision 1. An independent
contractor loan processor or underwriter licensed as a mortgage loan originator must have
and maintain a valid unique identifier issued by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing
System and Registry.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin In order to facilitate an orderly transition to licensing and
minimize disruption in the mortgage marketplace, the effective date for subdivision 1
is July 31, 2010, or a later date approved by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development, under the authority granted in Public Law 110-289,
section 1508(a).
new text end

Sec. 10.

new text begin [58A.04] STATE LICENSE AND REGISTRATION APPLICATION
AND ISSUANCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Application form. new text end

new text begin An applicant for a license shall apply in a form
as prescribed by the commissioner. The form must contain content as set forth by rule,
instruction, or procedure of the commissioner and may be changed or updated as necessary
by the commissioner in order to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Commissioner may establish relationships or contracts. new text end

new text begin In order
to fulfill the purposes of this chapter, the commissioner is authorized to establish
relationships or contracts with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry
or other entities designated by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry to
collect and maintain records and process transaction fees or other fees related to licensees
or other persons subject to this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Waive or modify requirements. new text end

new text begin For the purpose of participating in the
Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry, the commissioner is authorized to
waive or modify, in whole or in part, by rule or order, any or all of the requirements of
this chapter and to establish new requirements as reasonably necessary to participate in
the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Background checks. new text end

new text begin In connection with an application for licensing as a
mortgage loan originator, the applicant shall, at a minimum, furnish to the Nationwide
Mortgage Licensing System and Registry information concerning the applicant's identity,
including:
new text end

new text begin (1) fingerprints for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a
governmental agency or entity authorized to receive the information for a state, national,
and international criminal history background check; and
new text end

new text begin (2) personal history and experience in a form prescribed by the Nationwide
Mortgage Licensing System and Registry, including the submission of authorization for
the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry and the commissioner to obtain:
new text end

new text begin (i) an independent credit report obtained from a consumer reporting agency
described in United States Code, title 15, section 1681a(p); and
new text end

new text begin (ii) information related to administrative, civil, or criminal findings by a
governmental jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Agent for purposes of requesting and distributing criminal
information.
new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section and in order to reduce the points of
contact which the Federal Bureau of Investigation may have to maintain for purposes of
subdivision 4, clauses (1) and (2), the commissioner may use the Nationwide Mortgage
Licensing System and Registry as a channeling agent for requesting information from and
distributing information to the Department of Justice or any governmental agency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Agent for purposes of requesting and distributing noncriminal
information.
new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section and in order to reduce the points of contact
which the commissioner may have to maintain for purposes of subdivision 4, clause (2)(i)
and (ii), the commissioner may use the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and
Registry as a channeling agent for requesting and distributing information to and from any
source so directed by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [58A.045] TERM OF LICENSE AND FEES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Term. new text end

new text begin Licenses for mortgage loan originators issued under this
chapter expire on December 31 and are renewable on January 1 of each year after that date.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Fees. new text end

new text begin The following fees must be paid to the commissioner:
new text end

new text begin (1) for a mortgage loan originator license, $100; and
new text end

new text begin (2) for a renewal mortgage loan originator license, $50.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [58A.05] ISSUANCE OF LICENSE.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall not issue a mortgage loan originator license unless the
commissioner finds, at a minimum, that:
new text end

new text begin (1) the applicant has never had a mortgage loan originator license revoked in a
governmental jurisdiction, except that a subsequent formal vacation of a revocation shall
not be deemed a revocation;
new text end

new text begin (2) the applicant has not been convicted of, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to, a
felony in a domestic, foreign, or military court:
new text end

new text begin (i) during the seven-year period preceding the date of the application for licensing
and registration;
new text end

new text begin (ii) at any time preceding the date of application, if the felony involved an act of
fraud, dishonesty, or a breach of trust, or money laundering; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) provided that a pardon of a conviction is not a conviction for purposes of this
clause;
new text end

new text begin (3) the applicant has demonstrated financial responsibility, character, and general
fitness such as to command the confidence of the community and to warrant a
determination that the mortgage loan originator will operate honestly, fairly, and efficiently
within the purposes of this chapter. For purposes of this chapter, a person has shown that
the person is not financially responsible when the person has shown a disregard in the
management of the person's own financial condition. A determination that an individual
has not shown financial responsibility may include, but is not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (i) current outstanding judgments, except judgments solely as a result of medical
expenses;
new text end

new text begin (ii) current outstanding tax liens or other government liens and filings;
new text end

new text begin (iii) foreclosures within the past three years; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) a pattern of seriously delinquent accounts within the past three years;
new text end

new text begin (4) the applicant has completed the prelicensing education requirement described
in section 58A.06;
new text end

new text begin (5) the applicant has passed a written test that meets the test requirement described
in section 58A.07; and
new text end

new text begin (6) the applicant has met the surety bond requirement as required under section
58A.13.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 13.

new text begin [58A.06] PRELICENSING AND RELICENSING EDUCATION OF
LOAN ORIGINATORS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Minimum educational requirements. new text end

new text begin In order to meet the
prelicensing education requirement referred to in section 58A.05, clause (4), a person
shall complete at least 20 hours of education approved according to subdivision 2, that
includes at least:
new text end

new text begin (1) three hours of federal law and regulations;
new text end

new text begin (2) three hours of ethics, which includes instruction on fraud, consumer protection,
and fair lending issues; and
new text end

new text begin (3) two hours of training related to lending standards for the nontraditional mortgage
product marketplace.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Approved educational courses. new text end

new text begin For purposes of subdivision 1,
prelicensing education courses must be reviewed and approved by the Nationwide
Mortgage Licensing System and Registry based upon reasonable standards. Review
and approval of a prelicensing education course must include review and approval of
the course provider.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Approval of employer and affiliate educational courses. new text end

new text begin Nothing in
this section precludes a prelicensing education course, as approved by the Nationwide
Mortgage Licensing System and Registry, that is provided by the employer of the applicant
or an entity that is affiliated with the applicant by an agency contract, or any subsidiary or
affiliate of the employer or entity.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Venue of education. new text end

new text begin Prelicensing education may be offered in a classroom,
online, or by any other means approved by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System
and Registry.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reciprocity of education. new text end

new text begin The prelicensing education requirements
approved by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry in subdivision
1 for a state must be accepted as credit toward completion of prelicensing education
requirements in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Relicensing education requirements. new text end

new text begin A person previously licensed under
this chapter after the effective date of this chapter applying to be licensed again must
prove that the person has completed all of the continuing education requirements for
the year in which the license was last held.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 14.

new text begin [58A.07] TESTING OF LOAN ORIGINATORS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Generally. new text end

new text begin In order to meet the written test requirement referred to
in section 58A.05, clause (5), an individual shall pass, in accordance with the standards
established under this section, a qualified written test developed by the Nationwide
Mortgage Licensing System and Registry and administered by a test provider approved
by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry based upon reasonable
standards.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Qualified test. new text end

new text begin A written test must not be treated as a qualified written
test for purposes of subdivision 1 unless the test adequately measures the applicant's
knowledge and comprehension in appropriate subject areas, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) ethics;
new text end

new text begin (2) federal law and regulation pertaining to mortgage origination;
new text end

new text begin (3) state law and rule pertaining to mortgage origination; and
new text end

new text begin (4) federal and state law and rule, including instruction on fraud, consumer
protection, the nontraditional mortgage marketplace, and fair lending issues.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Testing location. new text end

new text begin Northing in this section prohibits a test provider approved
by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry from providing a test at the
location of the employer of the applicant or the location of a subsidiary or affiliate of the
employer of the applicant, or the location of an entity with which the applicant holds an
exclusive arrangement to conduct the business of a mortgage loan originator.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Minimum competence. new text end

new text begin (a) An individual is not considered to have
passed a qualified written test unless the individual achieves a test score of not less than
75 percent correct answers to questions.
new text end

new text begin (b) An individual may retake a test three consecutive times with each consecutive
taking occurring at least 30 days after the preceding test.
new text end

new text begin (c) After failing three consecutive tests, an individual shall wait at least six months
before taking the test again.
new text end

new text begin (d) A licensed mortgage loan originator who fails to maintain a valid license for a
period of five years or longer shall retake the test, not taking into account any time during
which the individual is a registered mortgage loan originator.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 15.

new text begin [58A.08] STANDARDS FOR LICENSE RENEWAL.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Generally. new text end

new text begin The minimum standards for license renewal for a
mortgage loan originator include that the mortgage loan originator:
new text end

new text begin (1) continues to meet the minimum standards for license issuance under section
58A.05;
new text end

new text begin (2) has satisfied the annual continuing education requirements described in section
58A.09; and
new text end

new text begin (3) has paid all required fees for renewal of the license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Failure to satisfy minimum standards of license renewal. new text end

new text begin The license of
a mortgage loan originator failing to satisfy the minimum standards for license renewal
expires. The commissioner may adopt procedures for the reinstatement of expired licenses
consistent with the standards established by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System
and Registry.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 16.

new text begin [58A.09] CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR MORTGAGE LOAN
ORIGINATORS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Generally. new text end

new text begin In order to meet the annual continuing education
requirements referred to in section 58A.08, subdivision 1, clause (2), a licensed mortgage
loan originator shall complete at least eight hours of education approved according to
subdivision 2 that includes at least:
new text end

new text begin (1) three hours of federal law and regulations;
new text end

new text begin (2) two hours of ethics, which includes instruction on fraud, consumer protection,
and fair lending issues; and
new text end

new text begin (3) two hours of training related to lending standards for the nontraditional mortgage
product marketplace.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Approved educational courses. new text end

new text begin For purposes of subdivision 1, continuing
education courses must be reviewed and approved by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing
System and Registry based upon reasonable standards. Review and approval of a
continuing education course must include review and approval of the course provider.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Approval of employer and affiliate educational courses. new text end

new text begin Nothing in
this section precludes an education course, as approved by the Nationwide Mortgage
Licensing System and Registry, that is provided by the employer of the mortgage loan
originator or an entity that is affiliated with the mortgage loan originator by an agency
contract, or a subsidiary or affiliate of the employer or entity.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Venue of education. new text end

new text begin Continuing education may be offered either in a
classroom, online, or by other means approved by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing
System and Registry.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Calculation of continuing education credits. new text end

new text begin A licensed mortgage loan
originator:
new text end

new text begin (1) except for subdivision 9 and section 58A.08, subdivision 2, may only receive
credit for a continuing education course in the year in which the course is taken; and
new text end

new text begin (2) may not take the same approved course in the same or successive years to meet
the annual requirements for continuing education.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Instructor credit. new text end

new text begin A licensed mortgage loan originator who is an approved
instructor of an approved continuing education course may receive credit for the licensed
mortgage loan originator's own annual continuing education requirement at the rate of
two hours credit for every one hour taught.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Reciprocity of education. new text end

new text begin A person having successfully completed the
education requirements approved by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and
Registry in subdivision 1 for a state must be accepted as credit toward completion of
continuing education requirements in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Lapse in license. new text end

new text begin A licensed mortgage loan originator who subsequently
becomes unlicensed must complete the continuing education requirements for the last year
in which the license was held before a new or renewed license is issued.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Deficiency. new text end

new text begin A person meeting the requirements of section 58A.08,
subdivision 1, clauses (1) and (3), may make up a deficiency in continuing education as
established by rule of the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 17.

new text begin [58A.10] AUTHORITY TO REQUIRE LICENSE.
new text end

new text begin In addition to any other duties imposed upon the commissioner by law, the
commissioner shall require mortgage loan originators to be licensed and registered
through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry. In order to carry out
this requirement, the commissioner may participate in the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing
System and Registry. For this purpose, the commissioner may establish by rule or order
requirements as necessary, including but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) background checks for:
new text end

new text begin (i) criminal history through fingerprint or other databases;
new text end

new text begin (ii) civil or administrative records;
new text end

new text begin (iii) credit history; or
new text end

new text begin (iv) other information as determined necessary by the Nationwide Mortgage
Licensing System and Registry;
new text end

new text begin (2) the payment of fees to apply for or renew licenses through the Nationwide
Mortgage Licensing System and Registry;
new text end

new text begin (3) the setting or resetting as necessary of renewal or reporting dates; and
new text end

new text begin (4) requirements for amending or surrendering a license or other activities the
commissioner considers necessary for participation in the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing
System and Registry.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 18.

new text begin [58A.11] NATIONWIDE MORTGAGE LICENSING SYSTEM AND
REGISTRY INFORMATION CHALLENGE PROCESS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall establish a process that allows mortgage loan originators
to challenge information entered into the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and
Registry by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 19.

new text begin [58A.12] ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES, VIOLATIONS, AND
PENALTIES.
new text end

new text begin (a) In order to ensure the effective supervision and enforcement of this chapter, the
commissioner may, pursuant to chapter 14:
new text end

new text begin (1) deny, suspend, revoke, condition, or decline to renew a license for a violation of
this chapter, rules issued under this chapter, or order or directive entered under this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (2) deny, suspend, revoke, condition, or decline to renew a license if an applicant
or licensee fails at any time to meet the requirements of section 58A.05 or 58A.08, or
withholds information or makes a material misstatement in an application for a license
or renewal of a license;
new text end

new text begin (3) order restitution against persons subject to this chapter for violations of this
chapter;
new text end

new text begin (4) impose fines on persons subject to this chapter pursuant to paragraphs (b)
to (d); and
new text end

new text begin (5) issue orders or directives under this chapter as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) order or direct persons subject to this chapter to cease and desist from conducting
business, including immediate temporary orders to cease and desist;
new text end

new text begin (ii) order or direct persons subject to this chapter to cease any harmful activities or
violations of this chapter, including immediate temporary orders to cease and desist;
new text end

new text begin (iii) enter immediate temporary orders to cease business under a license or interim
license issued pursuant to the authority granted under section 58A.04 if the commissioner
determines that the license was erroneously granted or the licensee is currently in violation
of this chapter; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) order or direct other affirmative action the commissioner considers necessary.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may impose a civil penalty on a mortgage loan originator or
person subject to this chapter, if the commissioner finds, on the record after notice and
opportunity for hearing, that the mortgage loan originator or person subject to this chapter
has violated or failed to comply with any requirement of this chapter or any rule prescribed
by the commissioner under this chapter or order issued under authority of this chapter.
new text end

new text begin (c) The maximum amount of penalty for each act or omission described in paragraph
(b) is $25,000.
new text end

new text begin (d) Each violation or failure to comply with any directive or order of the
commissioner is a separate and distinct violation or failure.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 20.

new text begin [58A.13] SURETY BOND REQUIRED.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Coverage, form, and rules. new text end

new text begin (a) Each mortgage loan originator must
be covered by a surety bond meeting the requirements of this section. In the event that
the mortgage loan originator is an employee or exclusive agent of a person subject to this
chapter, the surety bond of the person subject to this chapter can be used in lieu of the
mortgage loan originator's surety bond requirement.
new text end

new text begin (b) The surety bond shall provide coverage for each mortgage loan originator in
an amount as prescribed in subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (c) The surety bond must be in a form as prescribed by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Penal sum of surety bond. new text end

new text begin The penal sum of the surety bond must be
maintained in an amount that reflects the dollar amount of loans originated as determined
by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Action on bond. new text end

new text begin When an action is commenced on a licensee's bond the
commissioner may require the filing of a new bond.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin New bond. new text end

new text begin Immediately upon recovery upon any action on the bond
the licensee shall file a new bond.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 21.

new text begin [58A.14] CONFIDENTIALITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Protections. new text end

new text begin Except as otherwise provided in Public Law 110-289,
section 1512, the requirements under chapter 13 or any federal law regarding the privacy
or confidentiality of any information or material provided to the Nationwide Mortgage
Licensing System and Registry, and any privilege arising under federal or state law,
including the rules of any federal or state court, with respect to the information or material,
continue to apply to the information or material after the information or material has been
disclosed to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry. The information
and material may be shared with all state and federal regulatory officials with mortgage
industry oversight authority without the loss of privilege or the loss of confidentiality
protections provided by chapter 13 or federal law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Agreements and sharing arrangements. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section,
the commissioner is authorized to enter agreements or sharing arrangements with
other governmental agencies, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, the American
Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators, or other associations representing
governmental agencies as established by rule or order of the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Nonapplicability of certain requirements. new text end

new text begin Information or material that is
subject to a privilege or confidentiality under subdivision 1 is not subject to:
new text end

new text begin (1) disclosure under any federal or state law governing the disclosure to the public of
information held by an officer or an agency of the federal government or the respective
state; or
new text end

new text begin (2) subpoena or discovery, or admission into evidence, in any private civil action
or administrative process, unless with respect to any privilege held by the Nationwide
Mortgage Licensing System and Registry with respect to the information or material,
the person to whom the information or material pertains waives, in whole or in part, in
the discretion of the person, that privilege.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Coordination with Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. new text end

new text begin Chapter
13 relating to the disclosure of confidential supervisory information or any information or
material described in subdivision 1 that is inconsistent with subdivision 1 is superseded by
the requirements of this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Public access to information. new text end

new text begin This section does not apply with respect to
the information or material relating to the employment history of, and publicly adjudicated
disciplinary and enforcement actions against, mortgage loan originators that are included
in the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry for access by the public.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 22.

new text begin [58A.15] INVESTIGATION AND EXAMINATION AUTHORITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Generally. new text end

new text begin In addition to any authority allowed under this chapter,
the commissioner may conduct investigations and examinations according to subdivisions
2 to 9.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Authority to access information. new text end

new text begin For purposes of initial licensing, license
renewal, license suspension, license conditioning, license revocation or termination, or
general or specific inquiry or investigation to determine compliance with this chapter, the
commissioner may access, receive, and use any books, accounts, records, files, documents,
information, or evidence including but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) criminal, civil, and administrative history information, including nonconviction
data;
new text end

new text begin (2) personal history and experience information including independent credit reports
obtained from a consumer reporting agency described in United States Code, title 15,
section 1681a(p); and
new text end

new text begin (3) any other documents, information, or evidence the commissioner considers
relevant to the inquiry or investigation regardless of the location, possession, control, or
custody of the documents, information, or evidence.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Investigation, examination, and subpoena authority. new text end

new text begin For the purposes
of investigating violations or complaints arising under this chapter, or for the purposes of
examination, the commissioner may review, investigate, or examine a licensee, individual,
or person subject to this chapter, as often as necessary in order to carry out the purposes
of this chapter. The commissioner may direct, subpoena, or order the attendance of and
examine under oath all persons whose testimony may be required about the loans or the
business or subject matter of any such examination or investigation, and may direct,
subpoena, or order such person to produce books, accounts, records, files, and any other
documents the commissioner considers relevant to the inquiry.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Availability of books and records. new text end

new text begin A licensee, individual, or person
subject to this chapter shall make available to the commissioner upon request the books
and records relating to the operations of the licensee, individual, or person subject to this
chapter. The commissioner shall have access to the books and records and interview
the officers, principals, mortgage loan originators, employees, independent contractors,
agents, and customers of the licensee, individual, or person subject to this chapter
concerning the licensee's, individual's, or person's business.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reports and other information as directed. new text end

new text begin A licensee, individual, or
person subject to this chapter shall make or compile reports or prepare other information
as directed by the commissioner in order to carry out the purposes of this section including
but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) accounting compilations;
new text end

new text begin (2) information lists and data concerning loan transactions in a format prescribed
by the commissioner; or
new text end

new text begin (3) other information the commissioner considers necessary to carry out the
purposes of this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Control access to records. new text end

new text begin In making an examination or investigation
authorized by this chapter, the commissioner may control access to documents and records
of the licensee or person under examination or investigation. The commissioner may
take possession of the documents and records or place a person in exclusive charge of
the documents and records in the place where they are usually kept. During the period of
control, no individual or person shall remove or attempt to remove any of the documents
and records except pursuant to a court order or with the consent of the commissioner.
Unless the commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe the documents or records
of the licensee have been, or are at risk of being, altered or destroyed for purposes of
concealing a violation of this chapter, the licensee or owner of the documents and records
has access to the documents or records as necessary to conduct its ordinary business affairs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Additional authority. new text end

new text begin In order to carry out the purposes of this section,
the commissioner may:
new text end

new text begin (1) retain attorneys, accountants, or other professionals and specialists as examiners,
auditors, or investigators to conduct or assist in the conduct of examinations or
investigations;
new text end

new text begin (2) enter into agreements or relationships with other government officials or
regulatory associations in order to improve efficiencies and reduce regulatory burden
by sharing resources, standardized or uniform methods or procedures, and documents,
records, information, or evidence obtained under this section;
new text end

new text begin (3) use, hire, contract, or employ public or privately available analytical systems,
methods, or software to examine or investigate the licensee, individual, or person subject
to this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (4) accept and rely on examination or investigation reports made by other
government officials, within or without this state; or
new text end

new text begin (5) accept audit reports made by an independent certified public accountant for the
licensee, individual, or person subject to this chapter in the course of that part of the
examination covering the same general subject matter as the audit and incorporate the
audit report in the report of the examination, report of investigation or other writing of
the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Effect of authority. new text end

new text begin The authority of this section remains in effect,
whether a licensee, individual, or person subject to this chapter acts or claims to act under
any licensing or registration law of this state, or claims to act without such authority.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Withhold records. new text end

new text begin A licensee, individual, or person subject to
investigation or examination under this section shall not knowingly withhold, abstract,
remove, mutilate, destroy, or secrete any books, records, computer records, or other
information.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 23.

new text begin [58A.16] PROHIBITED ACTS AND PRACTICES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Generally. new text end

new text begin It is a violation of this chapter for a person or individual
subject to this chapter to:
new text end

new text begin (1) directly or indirectly employ any scheme, device, or artifice to defraud or mislead
borrowers or lenders or to defraud any person;
new text end

new text begin (2) engage in any unfair or deceptive practice toward any person;
new text end

new text begin (3) obtain property by fraud or misrepresentation;
new text end

new text begin (4) solicit or enter into a contract with a borrower that provides in substance that the
person or individual subject to this chapter may earn a fee or commission through "best
efforts" to obtain a loan even though no loan is actually obtained for the borrower;
new text end

new text begin (5) solicit, advertise, or enter into a contract for specific interest rates, points, or
other financing terms unless the terms are actually available at the time of soliciting,
advertising, or contracting;
new text end

new text begin (6) conduct any business covered by this chapter without holding a valid license as
required under this chapter, or assist or aide and abet any person in the conduct of business
under this chapter without a valid license as required under this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (7) fail to make disclosures as required by this chapter and any other applicable
state or federal law or regulations;
new text end

new text begin (8) fail to comply with this chapter or rules adopted under this chapter or fail
to comply with any other state or federal law or regulations applicable to any business
authorized or conducted under this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (9) make, in any manner, any false or deceptive statement or representation
including, with regard to the rates, points, or other financing terms or conditions for a
residential mortgage loan; or engage in bait-and-switch advertising;
new text end

new text begin (10) negligently make a false statement or knowingly and willfully make an omission
of material fact in connection with any information or reports filed with a governmental
agency or the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry or in connection with
an investigation conducted by the commissioner or another governmental agency;
new text end

new text begin (11) make a payment, threat, or promise, directly or indirectly, to a person for the
purposes of influencing the independent judgment of the person in connection with a
residential mortgage loan, or make a payment threat or promise, directly or indirectly, to
an appraiser of a property, for the purposes of influencing the independent judgment of the
appraiser with respect to the value of the property;
new text end

new text begin (12) collect, charge, attempt to collect or charge, or use or propose an agreement
purporting to collect or charge a fee prohibited by this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (13) cause or require a borrower to obtain property insurance coverage in an amount
that exceeds the replacement cost of the improvements as established by the property
insurer; or
new text end

new text begin (14) fail to truthfully account for money belonging to a party to a residential
mortgage loan transaction.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Loan processor or underwriter activities. new text end

new text begin An individual engaging solely
in loan processor or underwriter activities shall not represent to the public, through
advertising or other means of communicating or providing information, including the use
of business cards, stationery, brochures, signs, rate lists, or other promotional items, that
the individual can or will perform any of the activities of a mortgage loan originator.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 24.

new text begin [58A.17] MORTGAGE CALL REPORTS.
new text end

new text begin A mortgage licensee shall submit to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and
Registry reports of condition, which must be in the form and contain the information the
Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry requires.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 25.

new text begin [58A.18] REPORT TO NATIONWIDE MORTGAGE LICENSING
SYSTEM AND REGISTRY.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall regularly report violations of this chapter, as well as
enforcement actions and other relevant information, to the Nationwide Mortgage
Licensing System and Registry subject to the provisions contained in section 58A.14.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 26.

new text begin [58A.20] UNIQUE IDENTIFIER SHOWN.
new text end

new text begin The unique identifier of any person originating a residential mortgage loan shall
be clearly shown on all residential mortgage loan application forms, solicitations, or
advertisements, including business cards or Web sites, and any other documents as
established by rule or order of the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 60K.36, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Examination not required.

A resident individual applying for a limited
lines credit insurance, title insurance, travel baggage insurance, deleted text beginmobile telephone
insurance,
deleted text end or bail bonds license is not required to take a written examination.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 60K.38, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Issuance.

(a) Unless denied a license under section 60K.43, a person
who has met the requirements of sections 60K.36 and 60K.37 must be issued an insurance
producer license. An insurance producer may receive qualification for a license in one or
more of the lines of authority in paragraphs (b) and (c).

(b) An individual insurance producer may receive qualification for a license in
one or more of the following major lines:

(1) life insurance: coverage on human lives including benefits of endowment and
annuities, and may include benefits in the event of death or dismemberment by accident
and benefits for disability income;

(2) accident and health or sickness insurance: coverage for sickness, bodily injury,
or accidental death, and may include benefits for disability income;

(3) property insurance: coverage for the direct or consequential loss or damage to
property of every kind;

(4) casualty insurance: coverage against legal liability, including that for death,
injury, or disability, or damage to real or personal property;

(5) variable life and variable annuity products insurance: coverage provided under
variable life insurance contracts and variable annuities; and

(6) personal lines: property and casualty insurance coverage sold to individuals and
families for primarily noncommercial purposes.

(c) An individual insurance producer may receive qualification for a license in
one or more of the following limited lines:

(1) limited line credit insurance;

(2) farm property and liability insurance;

(3) title insurance;

(4) travel baggage insurance;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (5) mobile telephone insurance; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end bail bonds.

Sec. 29.

new text begin [60K.381] SALE OF PORTABLE ELECTRONICS INSURANCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the following meanings:
new text end

new text begin (a) "Customer" means a person who purchases portable electronics or services.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Covered customer" means a customer who elects coverage under a portable
electronics insurance policy issued to a vendor of portable electronics.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Portable electronics" means electronic devices that are portable in nature, their
accessories, and services related to the use of the device.
new text end

new text begin (d)(1) "Portable electronics insurance" means insurance providing coverage for
the repair or replacement of portable electronics, which may cover portable electronics
against any one or more of the following causes of loss: loss, theft, mechanical failure,
malfunction, damage, or other applicable perils.
new text end

new text begin (2) "Portable electronics insurance" does not include:
new text end

new text begin (i) a service contract governed by chapter 59B;
new text end

new text begin (ii) a policy of insurance covering a seller's or a manufacturer's obligations under
a warranty; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) a homeowner's, renter's, private passenger automobile, commercial multiperil,
or similar policy that covers loss or theft of portable electronics.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Portable electronics transaction" means:
new text end

new text begin (1) the sale or lease of portable electronics by a vendor to a customer; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the sale of a service related to the use of portable electronics by a vendor to a
customer.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Supervising agency" means a business entity that is a licensed insurance
producer.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Vendor" means a business entity in the business of engaging in portable
electronics transactions, directly or indirectly.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Licensure of vendors. new text end

new text begin (a) A vendor is required to hold a limited lines
license issued under this section to sell or offer coverage under a policy of portable
electronics insurance in connection with, and incidental to, a portable electronics
transaction with a customer.
new text end

new text begin (b) A limited lines license issued under this section shall authorize any employee or
authorized representative of the vendor to sell or offer coverage under a policy of portable
electronics insurance to a customer in connection with, and incidental to, a portable
electronics transaction at each location at which the vendor engages in portable electronics
transactions. The application for such a limited lines license shall set forth each location at
which the vendor offers coverage under a policy of portable electronics insurance. The
vendor shall notify the commissioner within 30 days of adding or eliminating such a
location.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a license issued pursuant to this
section shall authorize the licensee and its employees or authorized representatives to
engage only in those activities that are expressly permitted in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Requirements for sale of portable electronics insurance. new text end

new text begin (a) At every
location where portable electronics insurance is offered to customers, brochures, or other
written materials must be made available to a prospective customer which:
new text end

new text begin (1) disclose that portable electronics insurance may provide a duplication of
coverage already provided by a customer's homeowner's insurance policy, renter's
insurance policy, or other source of coverage;
new text end

new text begin (2) state that the enrollment by the customer in a portable electronics insurance
program is not required in order to purchase or lease portable electronics or services;
new text end

new text begin (3) summarize the material terms of the insurance coverage, including:
new text end

new text begin (i) the identity of the insurer;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the identity of the supervising agency;
new text end

new text begin (iii) the amount of any applicable deductible and how it is to be paid;
new text end

new text begin (iv) benefits of the coverage;
new text end

new text begin (v) the terms for terminating or modifying coverage as set forth in the policy of
portable electronics insurance; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) any material exclusions, conditions, or other limitations of coverage including
whether portable electronics may be repaired or replaced with similar make and model
reconditioned or nonoriginal manufacturer parts or equipment;
new text end

new text begin (4) describe the process for filing a claim, including a description of any
requirements:
new text end

new text begin (i) to return portable electronics and the maximum fee applicable in the event the
customer fails to comply with any equipment return requirements; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) any proof of loss requirements; and
new text end

new text begin (5) state that the customer may cancel enrollment for coverage under a portable
electronics insurance policy at any time and any unearned premium will be refunded
on a pro rata basis.
new text end

new text begin (b) Portable electronics insurance may be offered on a month to month or other
periodic basis as a group or master commercial inland marine policy issued to a vendor of
portable electronics under which individual customers may elect to enroll for coverage.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of Minnesota law regarding the termination
or modification of coverage under a policy of insurance, the terms for the termination
or modification of coverage under a policy of portable electronics insurance issued in
compliance with this chapter shall be as set forth in the policy.
new text end

new text begin (d) Eligibility and underwriting standards for customers electing to enroll in
coverage shall be established for each portable electronics insurance program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Authority of vendors of portable electronics. new text end

new text begin (a) The employees and
authorized representatives of vendors may sell or offer portable electronics insurance to
customers and shall not be subject to licensure as an insurance producer under this chapter
provided that:
new text end

new text begin (1) the vendor obtains a limited lines license to authorize its employees or authorized
representatives to sell or offer portable electronics insurance pursuant to this section;
new text end

new text begin (2) the insurer issuing the portable electronics insurance appoints a supervising
agency to supervise the administration of the program including development of a training
program for employees and authorized representatives of the vendors. The training
require