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SF 2870

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/02/2018 09:42am

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; limiting telecommuting by employees in state civil
service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 43A.01, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 43A;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16E.05, subdivision 3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 43A.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Telecommuting. new text end

new text begin It is the policy of the state to minimize telecommuting, except
as permitted under section 43A.60. No contract executed under chapter 179A shall modify,
waive, or abridge this subdivision or section 43A.60.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [43A.60] LIMITS ON TELECOMMUTING.
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
meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (a) "Employee" means a person employed full time in a position in the state civil service
as defined in section 43A.02, including classified and unclassified positions, in permanent
status or in probationary status.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Telecommuting" means working from home or from a work site that is not owned
or leased by the state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Limits on telecommuting. new text end

new text begin An employee may not work more than 20 percent
of the employee's regular work hours in a calendar month by telecommuting.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16E.05, subdivision 3, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 18-6323

16E.05 GOVERNMENT INFORMATION ACCESS.

Subd. 3.

Capital investment.

No state agency may propose or implement a capital investment plan for a state office building unless:

(1) the agency has developed a plan for increasing telecommuting by employees who would normally work in the building, or the agency has prepared a statement describing why such a plan is not practicable; and

(2) the plan or statement has been reviewed by the office.