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SF 4511

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/12/2020 08:21am

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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; authorizing reopening of businesses for safe
operation during the COVID-19 pandemic if certain safety guidance is followed.

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

Section 1. new text beginREOPENING OF BUSINESSES FOR SAFE OPERATION DURING
COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
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new text begin Notwithstanding Executive Order 20-04, as extended, amended, and otherwise modified
by Executive Order 20-08, Executive Order 20-18, Executive Order 20-33, and any related
executive orders issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 12.21 or 12.31, a business
closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public pursuant to the
executive orders listed, may operate provided that the business: (1) develop a COVID-19
preparedness plan as provided by the commissioner of labor and industry, which shall: (i)
provide site-specific best practices for the business including, but not limited to, health and
wellness; social distancing; cleaning, sanitation, and protection; and operations and
communications for employees and members of the public; and (ii) address occupancy for
the business in order to accommodate social distancing and safety for employees and
members of the public; and (2) provides a statement that the business will meet any testing
protocols established and comply with any COVID-related workplace safety
recommendations and guidance provided by the Minnesota Department of Health and the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist businesses and employers in providing
a safe and healthful workplace and business operation. No board or licensing agency may
impose any additional penalties for a violation of the governor's emergency executive orders.
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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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