as introduced - 81st Legislature (1999 - 2000) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to governmental operations; requiring certain 1.3 budgetary information and reports on internal service 1.4 funds; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 1.5 16A.11, subdivision 3; 16A.126, subdivision 2; 1.6 16B.052; 16B.48, subdivision 4; and 16B.485. 1.7 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.8 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 16A.11, 1.9 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 1.10 Subd. 3. [PART TWO: DETAILED BUDGET.] (a) Part two of the 1.11 budget, the detailed budget estimates both of expenditures and 1.12 revenues, must contain any statements on the financial plan 1.13 which the governor believes desirable or which may be required 1.14 by the legislature. The detailed estimates shall include the 1.15 governor's budget arranged in tabular form. 1.16 (b) The detailed estimates must include a separate line 1.17 listing the total number of professional or technical service 1.18 contracts and the total cost of those contracts for the prior 1.19 biennium and the projected number of professional or technical 1.20 service contracts and the projected costs of those contracts for 1.21 the current and upcoming biennium. They must also include a 1.22 summary of the personnel employed by the agency, reflected as 1.23 full-time equivalent positions, and the number of professional 1.24 or technical service consultants for the current biennium. 1.25 (c) The detailed estimates for internal service funds must 1.26 include the number of full-time equivalents by program; detail 2.1 on any loans from the general fund, including dollar amounts by 2.2 program; proposed investments in technology or equipment of 2.3 $100,000 or more; an explanation of any operating losses or 2.4 increases in retained earnings; and a history of the rates that 2.5 have been charged, with an explanation of any rate changes and 2.6 the impact of the rate changes on affected agencies. 2.7 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 16A.126, 2.8 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 2.9 Subd. 2. [IMMEDIATE NEEDS.] To reduce reserves for 2.10 unforeseen needs, and so reduce these rates, the commissioner 2.11 may transfer money from the general fund to a revolving fund. 2.12 Before doing so, the commissioner must decide there is not 2.13 enough money in the revolving fund for an immediate, necessary 2.14 expenditure. The amount necessary to make the transfer is 2.15 appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of 2.16 finance. The commissioner shall report the amount and purpose 2.17 of the transfer to the chair of the committee or division in the 2.18 senate and house of representatives with primary jurisdiction 2.19 over the budget of the department of finance. 2.20 Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 16B.052, is 2.21 amended to read: 2.22 16B.052 [AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER FUNDS.] 2.23 The commissioner may, with the approval of the commissioner 2.24 of finance, transfer from an internal service or enterprise fund 2.25 account to another internal service or enterprise fund account, 2.26 any contributed capital appropriated by the legislature. The 2.27 transfer may be made only to provide working capital or positive 2.28 cash flow in the account to which the money is transferred. The 2.29 commissioner shall report the amount and purpose of the transfer 2.30 to the chair of the committee or division in the senate and 2.31 house of representatives with primary jurisdiction over the 2.32 budget of the department of administration. The transfer must 2.33 be repaid within 18 months. 2.34 Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 16B.48, 2.35 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 2.36 Subd. 4. [REIMBURSEMENTS.] Except as specifically provided 3.1 otherwise by law, each agency shall reimburse intertechnologies 3.2 and general services revolving funds for the cost of all 3.3 services, supplies, materials, labor, and depreciation of 3.4 equipment, including reasonable overhead costs, which the 3.5 commissioner is authorized and directed to furnish an agency. 3.6 The cost of all publications or other materials produced by the 3.7 commissioner and financed from the general services revolving 3.8 fund must include reasonable overhead costs. The commissioner 3.9 of administration shall report the rates to be charged for each 3.10 revolving fund no later than July 1 each year to the chair of 3.11 the committee or division in the senate and house of 3.12 representatives with primary jurisdiction over the budget of the 3.13 department of administration. The commissioner of finance shall 3.14 make appropriate transfers to the revolving funds described in 3.15 this section when requested by the commissioner of 3.16 administration. The commissioner of administration may make 3.17 allotments, encumbrances, and, with the approval of the 3.18 commissioner of finance, disbursements in anticipation of such 3.19 transfers. In addition, the commissioner of administration, 3.20 with the approval of the commissioner of finance, may require an 3.21 agency to make advance payments to the revolving funds in this 3.22 section sufficient to cover the agency's estimated obligation 3.23 for a period of at least 60 days. All reimbursements and other 3.24 money received by the commissioner of administration under this 3.25 section must be deposited in the appropriate revolving fund. 3.26 Any earnings remaining in the fund established to account for 3.27 the documents service prescribed by section 16B.51 at the end of 3.28 each fiscal year not otherwise needed for present or future 3.29 operations, as determined by the commissioners of administration 3.30 and finance, must be transferred to the general fund. 3.31 Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 16B.485, is 3.32 amended to read: 3.33 16B.485 [INTERFUND LOANS.] 3.34 The commissioner may, with the approval of the commissioner 3.35 of finance, make loans from an internal service or enterprise 3.36 fund to another internal service or enterprise fund, and the 4.1 amount necessary is appropriated from the fund that makes the 4.2 loan. The commissioner shall report the amount and purpose of 4.3 the loan to the chair of the committee or division in the senate 4.4 and house of representatives with primary jurisdiction over the 4.5 budget of the department of administration. The term of a loan 4.6 made under this section must be not more than 24 months.