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SF 2712

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 03:28pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; creating the Office of Enterprise Sustainability;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16B.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [16B.372] ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GOVERNMENT
OPERATIONS; OFFICE CREATED.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Enterprise sustainability. new text end

new text begin (a) The Office of Enterprise Sustainability is
established to assist all state agencies in making measurable progress toward improving the
sustainability of government operations by reducing the impact on the environment,
controlling unnecessary waste of natural resources and public funds, and spurring innovation.
The office shall create new tools and share best practices, assist state agencies to plan for
and implement improvements, and monitor progress toward achieving intended outcomes.
Specific duties include but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) managing a sustainability metrics and reporting system, including a public dashboard
that allows Minnesotans to track progress;
new text end

new text begin (2) assisting agencies in developing and executing sustainability plans; and
new text end

new text begin (3) publishing an annual report.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin State agency responsibilities. new text end

new text begin Each cabinet-level agency is required to
participate in the sustainability effort by developing a sustainability plan and by making
measurable progress toward improving associated sustainability outcomes. State agencies
and boards that are not members of the cabinet shall take steps toward improving
sustainability outcomes; however, they are not required to participate at the level of
cabinet-level agencies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Local governments. new text end

new text begin The Office of Enterprise Sustainability shall make
reasonable attempts to share tools and best practices with local governments.
new text end