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SF 3813

3rd Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/14/2020 10:17am

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A bill for an act
relating to health; transferring funds for public health response planning and
preparation for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); appropriating federal funds.

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

Section 1. new text beginPUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE; TRANSFER OF FUNDS.
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new text begin The commissioner of management and budget shall transfer $20,889,000 in fiscal year
2020 from the general fund to the public health response contingency account under
Minnesota Statutes, section 144.4199, for a public health response related to a potential
outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This is a
onetime transfer. Between the day of enactment of this act and February 1, 2021, up to
$4,622,000 of the transfer in this section may be used by the commissioner of health for
any pandemic influenza or outbreak of a communicable or infectious disease that requires
a public health response, consistent with the use of funds under Minnesota Statutes, section
144.4199. For the purposes of this transfer for the SARS-CoV-2 virus and coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19), the determination criteria in Minnesota Statutes, section 144.4199,
subdivision 3, and the requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 144.4199, subdivision
5, paragraph (a), and subdivision 7, paragraph (a), do not apply. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 144.4199, subdivision 1, any unobligated and unexpended amount in the
contingency account over $5,000,000 on February 1, 2021, shall transfer to the general
fund. Any amount remaining in the account after February 1, 2021, is not subject to the
restrictions provided in this section, with the exception that, any amount received after
February 1, 2021, under the requirement in Minnesota Statutes, section 144.4199, subdivision
5, paragraph (b), attributable to this section shall be transferred to the general fund.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 2. new text beginCOVID-19; FEDERAL FUNDS APPROPRIATION AND REPORTING.
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new text begin All federal money received in fiscal years 2020 and 2021 by the commissioner of health
for preparedness and response to an outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19) is appropriated in the fiscal year in which it is received. Before
spending federal funds appropriated in this section, the commissioner of management and
budget shall report the anticipated federal funds appropriated under this section and their
intended purpose to the Legislative Advisory Commission, consistent with the urgent federal
funds request procedure under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.3005, subdivision 4. By January
15, 2021, the commissioner of health shall report the actual federal funds received and
appropriated under this section and their actual use to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services
policy and finance.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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