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SF 812

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/23/2012 09:15am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; reducing salary of all state employees and elected
officials by six percent.

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

Section 1. new text beginSALARY REDUCTION; STATE EMPLOYEES AND ELECTED
OFFICIALS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Reduce salary six percent; state employees, elected officials. new text end

new text begin The
salaries of all employees in the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative
branch are decreased by six percent. The salaries of the governor and all constitutional
officers, legislators, and judges, except as prohibited by the Minnesota Constitution, article
VI, section 5, are decreased by six percent. This section applies to employees or elected
officials receiving salary from the state without regard to whether they are in the classified
or unclassified service or whether they are elected or appointed, and to Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities and all departments, agencies, boards, commissions, councils,
and such. The University of Minnesota is strongly encouraged to comply with this section
as if it were subject to it.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Contracts in effect. new text end

new text begin This section does not apply to compensation required
by a contract or collective bargaining agreement in effect before the effective date of
this section, however:
new text end

new text begin (1) all contracts or collective bargaining agreements entered into after the effective
date of this section must comply with this section; and
new text end

new text begin (2) no provision of an expired contract or collective bargaining agreement may be
extended in any manner that conflicts with this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Relation to other law. new text end

new text begin This section supersedes any other law to the
contrary. It is not an unfair labor practice under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179A, to take
any action required to comply with this section. Employees may not legally strike due
to an action that is required to comply with this section. No party may request interest
arbitration regarding any element of salary reduction prescribed by this section, and an
arbitrator may not issue an award that would conflict with this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and salaries must be reduced effective at the start of the first payroll period beginning
after the date of final enactment.
new text end