CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON S.F. No. 888
relating to the operation of state government; appropriating money for the
legislature, governor's office, state auditor, attorney general, secretary of state,
certain agencies, boards, councils, retirement funds, military affairs and veterans
affairs, and senate building; cancellation of certain appropriations; transferring
money to the budget reserve; allowing prepay for certain software and information
technology hosting services; limiting a fee or fine increase to ten percent in a
biennium; providing reimbursement for reasonable accommodation; modifying
grant agreement provisions; making changes to guaranteed energy-savings
program, small business requirements, and targeted group businesses; changing
certain requirements for the practice of cosmetology; assessing certain costs
for Office of Administrative Hearings; changing a rehabilitation or renovation
grant from the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission; changing or establishing
certain fees; limiting fire sprinkler requirement in certain dwellings; modifying
certain filing requirements for corporations; modifying provisions for
accountants; requiring a licensee of the residential trades to give an option to
install fire sprinklers; modifying debt service provision for the legislative parking
garage; requiring the same room numbers on signage in the Capitol to identify
legacy rooms; providing in-lieu of rent evaluation; prohibiting state funds, tax
expenditures, or state indebtedness to fund a major league soccer stadium; making
changes to provisions for military and veterans affairs; changing provisions
covering pari-mutuel horse racing; modifying provisions for cigarette and tobacco
license; providing civil penalties; requiring reports;amending Minnesota Statutes
2014, sections 3.8843, subdivision 5; 16A.065; 16A.1283; 16B.97, subdivision
1; 16B.98, subdivisions 1, 11; 16C.144; 16C.16, subdivision 2, by adding a
subdivision; 16C.19; 155A.21; 155A.23, subdivision 8, by adding subdivisions;
155A.24, subdivision 2; 155A.25, subdivisions 1a, 5, by adding subdivisions;
155A.27, subdivisions 1, 2, 5a; 155A.271; 155A.29, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding
a subdivision; 155A.30, subdivisions 5, 10; 161.1419, subdivision 8; 190.16, by
adding a subdivision; 190.19, subdivisions 2a, 3; 192.26, by adding a subdivision;
192.38, subdivision 1; 192.501, by adding a subdivision; 197.133; 198.03,
subdivisions 2, 3; 211B.37; 240.01, subdivision 22, by adding subdivisions;
240.011; 240.03; 240.08, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; 240.10; 240.13, subdivisions 5,
6; 240.135; 240.15, subdivisions 1, 6; 240.16, subdivision 1; 240.22; 240.23;
240A.09; 270C.722, subdivision 1; 270C.728, by adding a subdivision; 272.484;
297F.01, subdivision 14; 297F.03, subdivisions 5, 6; 297F.04, subdivision 1;
297F.13, subdivision 4; 297F.19, by adding a subdivision; 297F.20, by adding
subdivisions; 297F.21, subdivision 1; 299F.011, by adding a subdivision; 303.19;
304A.301, subdivisions 1, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision; 326A.01, subdivisions
2, 12, 13a, 15, 16; 326A.02, subdivisions 3, 5; 326A.05, subdivisions 1, 3;
326A.08, subdivision 7; 326A.10; 326B.809; 336A.09, subdivision 1; 364.09;
461.12, subdivision 8; Laws 2013, chapter 142, article 1, section 10; Laws 2014,
chapter 287, section 25; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 3; 16B; 297F; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 155A.23,
subdivision 6; 197.131; 197.132; 240.01, subdivisions 12, 23; 297F.185.
May 18, 2015
The Honorable Sandra L. Pappas
President of the Senate
The Honorable Kurt L. Daudt
Speaker of the House of Representatives
We, the undersigned conferees for S.F. No. 888 report that we have agreed upon the
items in dispute and recommend as follows:
That the House and Senate recede from their amendments and that S.F. No. 888
be further amended as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
2.15STATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS
2.17 The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
2.18agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from
2.19general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated
2.20for each purpose. The figures "2016" and "2017" used in this article mean that the
2.21appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30,
2.22June 30, 2017, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2016. "The second year"
2.23year 2017. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
|Section 1. STATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
||Available for the Year
||Ending June 30
2.35The amounts that may be spent for each
2.36purpose are specified in the following
3.1The appropriations in this section may
3.2be used for any purpose relating to the
3.3functions of the entities receiving the
3.4appropriations, including but not limited
3.5to member and employee compensation
3.6and expenses, supplies, payments required
3.7under lease agreements for real property, and
3.8other expenses associated with legislative
3.9sessions, interim activities, public hearings
3.10and other public outreach activities, and
3.11related activities. The Senate Committee
3.12on Rules and Administration for the Senate,
3.13the House of Representatives Committee
3.14on Rules and Legislative Administration
3.15for the House of Representatives, and the
3.16Legislative Coordinating Commission for
3.17entities under its control must each adopt a
3.18budget approving use of these appropriations
3.19for specific purposes. The budget must
3.20approve use of specific amounts for employee
3.21compensation, member compensation, rental
3.22payments under a lease, and other categories
3.23determined by the rules committees and
3.24the Legislative Coordinating Commission.
3.25The budget must be adopted after this
3.26appropriation is enacted.
|Appropriations by Fund
|Health Care Access
3.28The base for fiscal year 2018 is $32,299,000
3.29and for fiscal year 2019 is $32,105,000.
3.31During the biennium ending June 30, 2017,
3.32any revenues received by the house of
3.33representatives from voluntary donations
3.34to support broadcast or print media are
3.35appropriated to the house of representatives.
|Subd. 3.House of Representatives
|Subd. 4.Legislative Coordinating Commission
4.5$6,564,000 each year from the general fund
4.6is to the Office of the Legislative Auditor.
4.7The auditor is requested to conduct a special
4.8review of the Department of Veterans Affairs
4.9financial management of Minnesota veterans
4.10homes. This review should include an
4.11examination of the department's:
4.12(1) management of increasing compensation
4.13costs, including any projected increases in
4.15(2) use of reserve funds in the special revenue
4.16fund to manage shortfalls in funding;
4.17(3) implementation of federal Centers for
4.18Medicare and Medicaid Services certification
4.19requirements, and the ability to accurately
4.20forecast and obtain federal reimbursements;
4.21(4) operation of the adult day care program
4.22at the Minneapolis campus; and
4.23(5) management of facilities operating costs,
4.24including plans to address the needs of aging
4.26$380,000 in fiscal year 2017 is for the
4.27revisor's administrative rules system. This is
4.28a onetime appropriation.
4.29$297,000 the first year and $298,000 the
4.30second year is for the Office of the Revisor of
4.31Statutes to maintain and improve information
5.1$35,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $35,000 in
5.2fiscal year 2017 are to provide support to the
5.3Legislative Commission on Data Practices
5.4established under Minnesota Statutes, section
5.53.8843. This is a onetime appropriation.
5.6From its funds, $10,000 each year is for
5.7purposes of the legislators' forum, through
5.8which Minnesota legislators meet with
5.9counterparts from South Dakota, North
5.10Dakota, and Manitoba to discuss issues of
|Appropriations by Fund
|Health Care Access
5.14(a) This appropriation is to fund the Office of
5.15the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
5.16(b) Up to $19,000 the first year and up to
5.17$19,000 the second year are for necessary
5.18expenses in the normal performance of
5.19the Governor's and Lieutenant Governor's
5.20duties for which no other reimbursement is
5.22(c) By September 1 of each year, the
5.23commissioner of management and budget
5.24shall report to the chairs and ranking minority
5.25members of the senate State Departments
5.26and Veterans Affairs Budget Division and the
5.27house of representatives State Government
5.28Finance Committee any personnel costs
5.29incurred by the Offices of the Governor and
5.30Lieutenant Governor that were supported
5.31by appropriations to other agencies during
5.32the previous fiscal year. The Office of the
5.33Governor shall inform the chairs and ranking
6.1minority members of the committees before
6.2initiating any interagency agreements.
|Sec. 3. GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT
|Sec. 4. STATE AUDITOR
|Sec. 5. ATTORNEY GENERAL
|Appropriations by Fund
6.13Any funds available in the account
6.14established in Minnesota Statutes, section
6.155.30, pursuant to the Help America Vote Act,
6.16are appropriated for the purposes and uses
6.17authorized by federal law.
|Sec. 6. SECRETARY OF STATE
6.20Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure
6.21Board Web Site Redevelopment Project.
6.22$150,000 in fiscal year 2016 is appropriated
6.23to the Campaign Finance and Public
6.24Disclosure Board to complete redevelopment
6.25of its Web site. This appropriation is
6.26available until June 30, 2017. By January 15,
6.272016, the director of the Campaign Finance
6.28and Public Disclosure Board shall report to
6.29the chairs and ranking minority members of
6.30the senate State Departments and Veterans
6.31Affairs Budget Division and the house of
6.32representatives State Government Finance
6.33Committee on the status of the Web site
6.34redevelopment project. The report shall
7.1include a budget detailing total dollars to be
7.2spent, completion date of the project, and
7.3dollars expended to date.
|Sec. 7. CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC
|Sec. 8. INVESTMENT BOARD
|Sec. 9. ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
7.11Campaign Violations Hearings. $115,000
7.12in fiscal year 2016 and $115,000 in fiscal year
7.132017 are appropriated from the general fund
7.14for the cost of considering complaints filed
7.15under Minnesota Statutes, section 211B.32.
7.16These amounts may be used in either year
7.17of the biennium.
7.18$6,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $6,000 in
7.19fiscal year 2017 are appropriated from the
7.20general fund to the Office of Administrative
7.21Hearings for the cost of considering data
7.22practices complaints filed under Minnesota
7.23Statutes, section 13.085. These amounts may
7.24be used in either year of the biennium.
|Appropriations by Fund
7.26The commissioner of management and
7.27budget is authorized to provide cash flow
7.28assistance of up to $110,000,000 from the
7.29special revenue fund or other statutory
7.30general funds as defined in Minnesota
7.31Statutes, section 16A.671, subdivision
7.323, paragraph (a), to the Office of MN.IT
7.33Services for the purpose of managing
8.1revenue and expenditure differences during
8.2the initial phases of IT consolidation. These
8.3funds shall be repaid with interest by the end
8.4of the fiscal year 2017 closing period.
8.5During the biennium ending June 30, 2017,
8.6MN.IT Services must not charge fees to a
8.7public noncommercial educational television
8.8broadcast station eligible for funding under
8.9Minnesota Statutes, chapter 129D, for
8.10access to the state broadcast infrastructure.
8.11If the access fees not charged to public
8.12noncommercial educational television
8.13broadcast stations total more than $400,000
8.14for the biennium, the office may charge for
8.15access fees in excess of these amounts.
|Sec. 10. MN.IT SERVICES
|Sec. 11. ADMINISTRATION
8.18The amounts that may be spent for each
8.19purpose are specified in the following
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
8.22$74,000 the first year and $74,000 the second
8.23year are for the Council on Developmental
8.25$735,000 the first year and $65,000 the
8.26second year are to conduct a disparity study
8.27required under Minnesota Statutes, section
8.2816C.16, subdivision 5. This is a onetime
8.30$200,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $200,000
8.31in fiscal year 2017 are credited to the
8.32accommodation account established in
8.33Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.4805.
9.1In fiscal year 2016, the commissioner of
9.2administration may use five percent of
9.3the appropriation for fiscal year 2016 for
9.4developing policies and procedures to
9.5implement the reimbursement program
9.6established in Minnesota Statutes, section
9.716B.4805, and for educating qualifying
9.8agencies about the availability of and
9.9process for receiving reimbursement for
|Subd. 2.Government and Citizen Services
|Subd. 3.Strategic Management Services
9.13The appropriations under this section are to
9.14the commissioner of administration for the
9.16In-Lieu of Rent. $8,158,000 the first year
9.17and $8,158,000 the second year are for
9.18space costs of the legislature and veterans
9.19organizations, ceremonial space, and
9.20statutorily free space. In-lieu of rent may be
9.21used for rent loss and relocation expenses
9.22related to the Capitol restoration in the fiscal
9.23year 2014-2015 biennium and fiscal year
9.25Relocation Expenses. $1,380,000 the first
9.26year and $960,000 the second year are for
9.27rent loss and relocation expenses related
9.28to the Capitol renovation project. This is a
9.30Public Broadcasting. (a) $1,550,000 the
9.31first year and $1,550,000 the second year are
9.32for matching grants for public television.
9.33(b) $550,000 the first year and $250,000
9.34the second year are for public television
10.1equipment grants under Minnesota Statutes,
10.3(c) The commissioner of administration
10.4must consider the recommendations of the
10.5Minnesota Public Television Association
10.6before allocating the amount appropriated
10.7in paragraphs (a) and (b) for equipment or
10.9(d) $592,000 the first year and $392,000 the
10.10second year are for community service grants
10.11to public educational radio stations. This
10.12appropriation may be used to disseminate
10.13emergency information in foreign languages.
10.14(e) $167,000 the first year and $117,000
10.15the second year are for equipment grants
10.16to public educational radio stations. This
10.17appropriation may be used for the repair,
10.18rental, and purchase of equipment including
10.19equipment under $500.
10.20(f) $560,000 the first year and $310,000
10.21the second year are for equipment grants
10.22to Minnesota Public Radio, Inc., including
10.23upgrades to Minnesota's Emergency Alert
10.24and AMBER Alert Systems.
10.25(g) The appropriations in paragraphs (d),
10.26(e), and (f), may not be used for indirect
10.27costs claimed by an institution or governing
10.28body. The commissioner of administration
10.29must consider the recommendations of
10.30the Minnesota Public Educational Radio
10.31Stations before awarding grants under
10.32Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.14, using
10.33the appropriations in paragraphs (d), (e), and
10.34(f). No grantee is eligible for a grant unless
10.35they are a member of the Association of
11.1Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations
11.2on or before July 1, 2015.
11.3(h) Any unencumbered balance remaining
11.4the first year for grants to public television or
11.5radio stations does not cancel and is available
11.6for the second year.
|Subd. 4.Fiscal Agent
|Sec. 12. CAPITOL AREA
ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING
11.12$1,000,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
11.13$2,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 are to maintain
11.14and upgrade statewide business systems,
11.15including, but not limited to, the statewide
11.16accounting system, the human resource and
11.17payroll system, the employment application
11.18system, the enterprise learning management
11.19system, the budget planning and analysis
11.20system, the fiscal note tracking system, and
11.21capital budget system.
11.22$121,000 the first year and $122,000 the
11.23second year are to develop and implement
11.24a return on taxpayer investment (ROTI)
11.25methodology using the Pew-MacArthur
11.26Results First framework to evaluate
11.27corrections and human services programs
11.28administered and funded by state and
11.29county governments. The commissioner
11.30shall engage and work with staff from
11.31Pew-MacArthur Results First, and shall
11.32consult with representatives of other state
11.33agencies, counties, legislative staff, the
11.34commissioners of corrections and human
11.35services, and other commissioners of state
12.1agencies and stakeholders to implement the
12.2established methodology. The commissioner
12.3of management and budget shall report
12.4on implementation progress and make
12.5recommendations to the governor and
12.6legislature by January 31, 2017.
12.7The commissioner must report to the chairs
12.8and ranking minority members of the
12.9House of Representatives State Government
12.10Finance Committee and the Senate State
12.11Departments and Veterans Budget Division
12.12by July 15, 2015, on the gainsharing program
12.13in Minnesota Statutes, Section 16A.90. The
12.14report must include information on how the
12.15commissioner has promoted the program
12.16to state employees, results achieved under
12.17the program, and recommendations for any
12.18legislative changes needed to make the
12.19program more effective.
|Sec. 13. MINNESOTA MANAGEMENT AND
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
|Appropriations by Fund
|Health Care Access
|Highway User Tax
|Subd. 2.Tax System Management
13.1Appropriation; Taxpayer Assistance.
13.2(a) $400,000 each year from the general
13.3fund is for grants to one or more nonprofit
13.4organizations, qualifying under section
13.5501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of
13.61986, to coordinate, facilitate, encourage, and
13.7aid in the provision of taxpayer assistance
13.8services. The unencumbered balance in the
13.9first year does not cancel but is available for
13.10the second year.
13.11(b) For purposes of this section, "taxpayer
13.12assistance services" means accounting
13.13and tax preparation services provided by
13.14volunteers to low-income, elderly, and
13.15disadvantaged Minnesota residents to help
13.16them file federal and state income tax returns
13.17and Minnesota property tax refund claims
13.18and to provide personal representation before
13.19the Department of Revenue and Internal
|Appropriations by Fund
|Health Care Access
|Highway User Tax
|Subd. 3.Debt Collection Management
13.23These appropriations are from the lawful
13.24gambling regulation account in the special
|Sec. 15. GAMBLING CONTROL
|Sec. 16. RACING COMMISSION
13.31The general fund appropriation is for fiscal
13.32years 2016 and 2017 only.
14.1The special revenue fund appropriations are
14.2from the racing and card playing regulation
14.3accounts. The base for the special revenue
14.4fund appropriation is $972,000 in fiscal year
14.52018 and $971,000 in fiscal year 2019.
14.6The Racing Commission is directed to work
14.7in consultation with the racing industry
14.8to propose permanent dedicated funding
14.9changes to fully support the operations of
14.10the commission to ensure that racing is
14.11conducted in the public interest. These
14.12changes shall be reported to the Office of the
14.13Governor and to the majority and minority
14.14leaders of the relevant finance and policy
14.15legislative committees by November 1, 2015.
|Appropriations by Fund
14.17Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
14.18349A.10, subdivision 3, the operating budget
14.19must not exceed $31,000,000 in fiscal year
14.202016 and $31,000,000 in fiscal year 2017.
|Sec. 17. STATE LOTTERY
|Sec. 18. AMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION
|Sec. 19. COUNCIL ON BLACK
|Sec. 20. COUNCIL ON ASIAN-PACIFIC
|Sec. 21. COUNCIL ON AFFAIRS OF
|Sec. 22. INDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL
|Sec. 23. MINNESOTA HISTORICAL
15.1The amounts that may be spent for each
15.2purpose are specified in the following
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
15.5Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
15.6138.668, the Minnesota Historical Society
15.7may not charge a fee for its general tours at
15.8the Capitol, but may charge fees for special
15.9programs other than general tours.
|Subd. 2.Operations and Programs
|Subd. 3.Fiscal Agent
|(a) Minnesota International Center
|(b) Minnesota Air National Guard Museum
15.14$50,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $50,000 in
15.15fiscal year 2017 are for an archivist position.
15.16This is a onetime appropriation and available
15.17until June 30, 2017.
|(c) Minnesota Military Museum
15.19$75,000 in fiscal year 2016 is for a grant
15.20to Farmamerica, the Minnesota agriculture
15.21interpretive center, for capital improvements.
15.23Balances Forward. Any unencumbered
15.24balance remaining in this subdivision the first
15.25year does not cancel but is available for the
15.26second year of the biennium.
|(e) Hockey Hall of Fame
|Sec. 24. BOARD OF THE ARTS
15.29The amounts that may be spent for each
15.30purpose are specified in the following
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
|Subd. 2.Operations and Services
|Subd. 3.Grants Program
16.4Unencumbered Balance Available. Any
16.5unencumbered balance remaining in this
16.6section the first year does not cancel, but is
16.7available for the second year of the biennium.
16.8Projects located in Minnesota; travel
16.9restriction. Money appropriated in this
16.10section and distributed as grants may only
16.11be spent on projects located in Minnesota.
16.12A recipient of a grant funded by an
16.13appropriation in this section must not use
16.14more than ten percent of the total grant for
16.15costs related to travel outside the state of
|Subd. 4.Regional Arts Councils
16.19$325,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $325,000 in
16.20fiscal year 2017 are for the healthy eating,
16.21here at home program under Minnesota
16.22Statutes, section 138.912. No more than
16.23three percent of the appropriation may be
16.24used for the nonprofit administration of the
16.25grant program under Minnesota Statutes,
|Sec. 25. MINNESOTA HUMANITIES
|Sec. 26. BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY
|Sec. 27. BOARD OF ARCHITECTURE
ENGINEERING, LAND SURVEYING,
GEOSCIENCE, AND INTERIOR DESIGN
|Sec. 28. BOARD OF COSMETOLOGIST
|Sec. 29. BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS
|Sec. 30. GENERAL CONTINGENT
17.11(a) The appropriations in this section
17.12may only be spent with the approval of
17.13the governor after consultation with the
17.14Legislative Advisory Commission pursuant
17.15to Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30.
17.16(b) If an appropriation in this section for
17.17either year is insufficient, the appropriation
17.18for the other year is available for it.
17.19(c) If a contingent account appropriation
17.20is made in one fiscal year, it should be
17.21considered a biennial appropriation.
|Appropriations by Fund
17.23These appropriations are to be spent by the
17.24commissioner of management and budget
17.25according to Minnesota Statutes, section
17.263.736, subdivision 7. If the appropriation for
17.27either year is insufficient, the appropriation
17.28for the other year is available for it.
|Sec. 31. TORT CLAIMS
|Sec. 32. MINNESOTA STATE RETIREMENT
18.1The amounts that may be spent for each
18.2purpose are specified in the following
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
18.6Under Minnesota Statutes, sections 3A.03,
18.7subdivision 2; 3A.04, subdivisions 3 and 4;
18.9If an appropriation in this section for either
18.10year is insufficient, the appropriation for the
18.11other year is available for it.
|Subd. 2.Combined Legislators and
Constitutional Officers Retirement Plan
18.14Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
18.15353.505, the state payments to the Public
18.16Employees Retirement Association on behalf
18.17of the former MERF division account are
18.18$6,000,000 on September 15, 2015 and
18.19$6,000,000 on September 15, 2016.
|Sec. 33. PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
18.22The amounts estimated to be needed are as
18.24Special Direct State Aid. $27,331,000 the
18.25first year and $27,331,000 the second year
18.26are for special direct state aid authorized
18.27under Minnesota Statutes, section 354.436.
18.28Special Direct State Matching Aid.
18.29$2,500,000 the first year and $2,500,000
18.30the second year are for special direct state
18.31matching aid authorized under Minnesota
18.32Statutes, section 354.435.
|Sec. 34. TEACHERS RETIREMENT
19.3The amounts estimated to be needed for
19.4special direct state aid to the first class
19.5city teachers retirement fund association
19.6authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section
19.7354A.12, subdivisions 3a and 3c.
|Sec. 35. ST. PAUL TEACHERS
|Sec. 36. MILITARY AFFAIRS
19.10The amounts that may be spent for each
19.11purpose are specified in the following
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
|Subd. 2.Maintenance of Training Facilities
|Subd. 3.General Support
19.16Appropriation Availability. If
19.17appropriations for either year of the biennium
19.18are insufficient, the appropriation from the
19.19other year is available. The appropriations
19.20for enlistment incentives are available until
19.22Transfer Authority. Of the funds carried
19.23forward from fiscal year 2015 to fiscal
19.24year 2016, in the enlistment incentives
19.25appropriation, $10,000,000 in fiscal year
19.262016 may be transferred to the maintenance
19.27of training facilities appropriation to
19.28address significant maintenance backlog
19.29to the department's military training and
19.30community centers. This is a onetime
19.31transfer and is available until June 30, 2019.
|Subd. 4.Enlistment Incentives
|Sec. 37. VETERANS AFFAIRS
20.2The amounts that may be spent for each
20.3purpose are specified in the following
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
20.6$44,000 for a transfer to the Department
20.7of Education to implement the expedited
20.8and temporary licensing provisions of
20.9Minnesota Statutes, section 197.4552. This
20.10appropriation is available until June 30, 2017.
20.11Veterans Service Organizations. $353,000
20.12each year is for grants to the following
20.13congressionally chartered veterans service
20.14organizations, as designated by the
20.15commissioner: Disabled American Veterans,
20.16Military Order of the Purple Heart, the
20.17American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
20.18Vietnam Veterans of America, AMVETS,
20.19and Paralyzed Veterans of America. This
20.20funding must be allocated in direct proportion
20.21to the funding currently being provided by
20.22the commissioner to these organizations.
20.23Minnesota Assistance Council for
20.24Veterans. $750,000 each year is for a grant
20.25to the Minnesota Assistance Council for
20.26Veterans to provide assistance throughout
20.27Minnesota to veterans and their families who
20.28are homeless or in danger of homelessness,
20.29including assistance with the following:
20.31(2) employment; and
20.32(3) legal issues.
21.1The assistance authorized under this
21.2paragraph must be made only to veterans who
21.3have resided in Minnesota for 30 days prior
21.4to application for assistance and according
21.5to other guidelines established by the
21.6commissioner. In order to avoid duplication
21.7of services, the commissioner must ensure
21.8that this assistance is coordinated with all
21.9other available programs for veterans.
21.10Honor Guards. $200,000 each year is for
21.11compensation for honor guards at the funerals
21.12of veterans under Minnesota Statutes, section
21.14Minnesota GI Bill. $200,000 each year is
21.15for the costs of administering the Minnesota
21.16GI Bill postsecondary educational benefits,
21.17on-the-job training, and apprenticeship
21.18program under Minnesota Statutes, section
21.19197.791. Of this amount, $100,000 is for
21.20transfer to the Office of Higher Education.
21.21Gold Star Program. $100,000 each year
21.22is for administering the Gold Star Program
21.23for surviving family members of deceased
21.25County Veterans Service Office.
21.26$1,100,000 each year is for funding the
21.27County Veterans Service Office grant
21.28program under Minnesota Statutes, section
|Subd. 2.Veterans Programs and Services
21.31Veterans Homes Special Revenue Account.
21.32The general fund appropriations made to the
21.33department may be transferred to a veterans
21.34homes special revenue account in the special
22.1revenue fund in the same manner as other
22.2receipts are deposited according to Minnesota
22.3Statutes, section 198.34, and are appropriated
22.4to the department for the operation of
22.5veterans homes facilities and programs.
22.6Maximize Federal Reimbursements.
22.7The department will seek opportunities
22.8to maximize federal reimbursements of
22.9Medicare-eligible expenses and will provide
22.10annual reports to the commissioner of
22.11management and budget on the federal
22.12Medicare reimbursements received.
22.13Contingent upon future federal Medicare
22.14receipts, reductions to the homes' general
22.15fund appropriation may be made.
|Subd. 3.Veterans Homes
22.18All unspent funds, estimated to be $44,000,
22.19to implement the expedited and temporary
22.20licensing provisions of Minnesota Statutes,
22.21section 197.4552, under Laws 2014, chapter
22.22312, article 4, section 2, subdivision 8, are
22.23canceled to the general fund on June 30, 2015.
22.24All unspent funds, estimated to be $150,000,
22.25from the Web site redevelopment project
22.26appropriation under Laws 2013, chapter
22.27142, article 1, section 7, are canceled to the
22.28general fund on June 30, 2015.
|Sec. 38. APPROPRIATION
|22.30STATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 3.8843, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
Subd. 5. Staff.
Legislative staff must provide administrative and research assistance
to the commission. The Legislative Coordinating Commission may, if funding is available,
22.34appoint staff to provide research assistance.
Sec. 2. [3.9735] EVALUATION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE
23.3 Subdivision 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this
23.4section have the meanings given them.
23.5(a) "General incentive" means a state program, statutory provision, or tax expenditure,
23.6including tax credits, tax exemptions, tax deductions, grants, or loans, that is intended
23.7encourage businesses to locate, expand, invest, or remain in Minnesota or to hire
23.8employees in Minnesota. To be a general incentive, a state program, statutory provision,
23.9or tax expenditure must be funded by an appropriation from the general fund, and be
23.10available to multiple entities, projects, or associated projects or include eligibility
23.11with the intent that it will be available to multiple entities, projects, or associated
23.12(b) "Exclusive incentive" means a state program, statutory provision, tax
23.13expenditure, or section of a general incentive, including tax credits, tax exemptions,
23.14deductions, grants, or loans, that is intended to encourage a single specific entity,
23.15or associated projects to locate, expand, invest, or remain in Minnesota or to hire
23.16employees in Minnesota.
23.17 Subd. 2. Selection of general incentives for review; schedule for evaluation;
23.18report. Annually, the legislative auditor shall submit to the Legislative Audit Commission
23.19a list of three to five general incentives proposed for review. In selecting general
23.20incentives to include on this list, the legislative auditor may consider what the
23.21will cost state and local governments in actual spending and foregone revenue currently
23.22projected into the future, the legislature's need for information about a general
23.23that has an upcoming expiration date, and the legislature's need for regular information
23.24the results of all major general incentives. Annually, the Legislative Audit Commission
23.25will select at least one general incentive for the legislative auditor's evaluation.
23.26legislative auditor will evaluate the selected general incentive or incentives, prepared
23.27according to the evaluation plan established under subdivision 4, and submit a written
23.28report to the Legislative Audit Commission.
23.29 Subd. 3. Exclusive incentive schedule. The legislative auditor's schedule shall
23.30ensure that at least once every four years the legislative auditor will complete an
23.31of best practices for exclusive incentives.
23.32 Subd. 4. Evaluation plans. By February 1, 2016, the Legislative Audit Commission
23.33shall establish evaluation plans that identify elements that the legislative auditor
23.34include in evaluations of a general incentive and an exclusive incentive. The Legislative
23.35Audit Commission may modify the evaluation plans as needed.
Sec. 3. [6.481] COUNTY AUDITS.
24.2 Subdivision 1. Powers and duties. All the powers and duties conferred and imposed
24.3upon the state auditor shall be exercised and performed by the state auditor in respect
24.4the offices, institutions, public property, and improvements of several counties of
24.5state. The state auditor may visit, without previous notice, each county and examine
24.6accounts and records relating to the receipt and disbursement of the public funds
24.7custody of the public funds and other property. The state auditor shall prescribe
24.8systems of accounts and financial reports that shall be uniform, so far as practicable,
24.9the same class of offices.
24.10 Subd. 2. Annual audit required. A county must have an annual financial audit.
24.11A county may choose to have the audit performed by the state auditor, or may choose
24.12have the audit performed by a CPA firm meeting the requirements of section 326A.05.
24.13The state auditor or a CPA firm may accept the records and audit of the Department
24.14Human Services instead of examining county human service funds, if the audit of the
24.15Department of Human Services has been made within any period covered by the auditor's
24.16audit of other county records.
24.17 Subd. 3. CPA firm audit. A county audit performed by a CPA firm must meet
24.18the standards and be in the form required by the state auditor. The state auditor
24.19require additional information from the CPA firm if the state auditor determines that
24.20in the public interest, but the state auditor must accept the audit unless the state
24.21determines it does not meet recognized industry auditing standards or is not in the
24.22required by the state auditor. The state auditor may make additional examinations
24.23auditor determines to be in the public interest.
24.24 Subd. 4. Audit availability; data. A copy of the annual audit by the state auditor or
24.25by a CPA firm must be available for public inspection in the Office of the State Auditor
24.26in the Office of the County Auditor. If an audit is performed by a CPA firm, data
24.27to the audit are subject to the same data classifications that apply under section
24.28CPA firm conducting a county audit must provide access to data relating to the audit
24.29liable for unlawful disclosure of the data as if it were a government entity under
24.30 Subd. 5. Reporting. If an audit conducted by the state auditor or a CPA firm
24.31discloses malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance, the auditor must report this to
24.32county attorney, who shall institute civil and criminal proceedings as the law and
24.33protection of the public interests requires.
24.34 Subd. 6. Payments to state auditor. A county audited by the state auditor must
24.35pay the state auditor for the costs and expenses of the audit. If the state auditor
24.36additional examinations of a county whose audit is performed by a CPA firm, the county
25.1must pay the auditor for the cost of these examinations. Payments must be deposited
25.2the state auditor enterprise fund.
25.3 Subd. 7. Procedures for change of auditor. A county that plans to change to or
25.4from the state auditor and a CPA firm must notify the state auditor of this change
25.5August 1 of an even-numbered year. Upon this notice, the following calendar year will
25.6the first year's records that will be subject to an audit by the new entity. A county
25.7changes to or from the state auditor must have two annual audits done by the new entity.
25.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2016.
Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 10.43, is amended to read:
25.1010.43 TELEPHONE USE; APPROVAL.
Each representative, senator, constitutional officer, judge, and head of a state
department or agency shall sign the person's monthly long-distance telephone bills
by the state as evidence of the person's approval of each bill. This signature requirement
25.14does not apply to a month in which the person's long-distance phone bill paid by the
25.15state is less than $5.
25.16(b) Even if the monthly long-distance phone bill paid by the state for a person
25.17subject to this section is less than $5, the person is responsible for paying that
25.18the bill that does not relate to state business. As provided in section 10.46, long-distance
25.19telephone bills paid by the state are public data, regardless of the amount of the
25.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for telephone bills for usage on or
25.21after July 1, 2015.
Sec. 5. [15.0145] ETHNIC COUNCILS.
25.23 Subdivision 1. Three ethnic councils; creation. (a) The Minnesota Council on
25.24Latino Affairs includes public members with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, any of
25.25countries in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico.
25.26(b) The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage includes public members of
25.27black African ancestry.
25.28(c) The Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans includes public members with an
25.29ethnic heritage from any of the countries east of, and including, Afghanistan or the
25.31 Subd. 2. Membership. (a) Each council has 15 voting members. Eleven members
25.32of each council are public members appointed by the governor. Four members of each
25.33council are legislators.
26.1(b) The governor shall appoint 11 members of each council as follows:
26.2(1) the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs must include one member representing
26.3each of the state's congressional districts and three members appointed at-large.
26.4council must include at least five women. The governor must attempt to ensure that
26.5the demographic composition of council members accurately reflects the demographic
26.6composition of Minnesota's Latino community, including recent immigrants, as
26.7determined by the state demographer;
26.8(2) the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage must include members who are
26.9broadly representative of the African heritage community of the state. The council
26.10include at least five women. At least three members must be first or second generation
26.11African immigrants, who generally reflect the demographic composition of these African
26.12immigrants, as determined by the state demographer; and
26.13(3) the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans must include one member from each
26.14of the five ancestries with the state's highest percentages of Asian-Pacific populations,
26.15as determined by the state demographer. The other six members must be broadly
26.16representative of the rest of the Asian-Pacific population, with no more than one
26.17member from any one ancestry. The council must include at least five women. For
26.18purposes of this clause, ancestry refers to heritage that is commonly accepted in
26.19as a unique population.
26.20(c) Four legislators are voting members of each council. The speaker of the house
26.21and the house minority leader shall each appoint one member to each council. The
26.22Subcommittee on Committees of the senate Committee on Rules and Administration shall
26.23appoint one member of the majority caucus and one member of the minority caucus to
26.25(d) The governor may appoint a commissioner of a state agency or a designee of that
26.26commissioner to serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting member of a council.
26.27 Subd. 3. Appointments; terms; removal. (a) In making appointments to a council,
26.28the governor shall consider an appointee's proven dedication and commitment to the
26.29council's community and any expertise possessed by the appointee that might be beneficial
26.30to the council, such as experience in public policy, legal affairs, social work, business,
26.31or management. The executive director of a council and legislative members may offer
26.32advice to the governor on applicants seeking appointment.
26.33(b) Terms, compensation, and filling of vacancies for members appointed by the
26.34governor are as provided in section 15.059. Removal of members appointed by the
26.35governor is governed by section 15.059, except that: (1) a member who missed more
26.36half of the council meetings convened during a 12-month period automatically is removed
27.1from the council; and (2) a member appointed by the governor may be removed by a vote
27.2of three of the four legislative members of the council. The chair of a council shall
27.3the governor of the need for the governor to fill a vacancy on the council. Legislative
27.4members serve at the pleasure of their appointing authority.
27.5(c) A member appointed by the governor may serve no more than a total of eight
27.6years on a council. A legislator may serve no more than eight consecutive years or
27.7nonconsecutive years on any one council.
27.8 Subd. 4. Training; executive committee; meetings; support. (a) A member
27.9appointed by the governor must attend orientation training within the first six months
27.10service for each term. The commissioner of administration must arrange for the training
27.11to include but not be limited to the legislative process, government data practices,
27.12meeting law, Robert's Rules of Order, fiscal management, and human resources. The
27.13governor must remove a member who does not complete the training.
27.14(b) Each council shall annually elect from among the members appointed by the
27.15governor a chair and other officers it deems necessary. These officers and one legislative
27.16member selected by the council shall serve as the executive committee of the council.
27.17(c) Forty percent of voting members of a council constitutes a quorum. A quorum is
27.18required to conduct council business. A council member may not vote on any action
27.19member has a conflict of interest under section 10A.07.
27.20(d) Each council shall receive administrative support from the commissioner of
27.21administration under section 16B.371. The council may contract in its own name but
27.22not accept or receive a loan or incur indebtedness except as otherwise provided by
27.23Contracts must be approved by a majority of the members of the council and executed
27.24the chair and the executive director. The council may apply for, receive, and expend
27.25its own name grants and gifts of money consistent with the powers and duties specified
27.26in this section.
27.27(e) The attorney general shall provide legal services to the councils on behalf of
27.28state on all matters relating to the councils, including matters relating to the state
27.29employer of the executive directors of the council, and other council staff.
27.30 Subd. 5. Executive director; staff. (a) The Legislative Coordinating Commission
27.31must appoint an executive director for each council. The executive director must be
27.32experienced in administrative activities and familiar with the challenges and needs
27.33the ethnic council's larger community. The executive director serves in the unclassified
27.34service at the pleasure of the Legislative Coordinating Commission.
28.1(b) The Legislative Coordinating Commission must establish a process for recruiting
28.2and selecting applicants for the executive director positions. This process must include
28.3consultation and collaboration with the applicable council.
28.4(c) The executive director and applicable council members must work together in
28.5fulfilling council duties. The executive director must consult with the commissioners
28.6administration and management and budget to ensure appropriate financial, purchasing,
28.7human resources, and other services for operation of the council. The executive director
28.8must appoint and supervise the work of other staff necessary to carry out the duties
28.9council. The executive director and other council staff are executive branch employees.
28.10 Subd. 6. Duties of council. (a) A council must work for the implementation
28.11of economic, social, legal, and political equality for its constituency. The council
28.12work with the legislature and governor to carry out this work by performing the duties
28.13in this section.
28.14(b) A council shall advise the governor and the legislature on issues confronting
28.15constituency of the council. This may include, but is not limited to, presenting the
28.16of surveys, studies, and community forums to the appropriate executive departments
28.17and legislative committees.
28.18(c) A council shall advise the governor and the legislature of administrative
28.19and legislative changes needed to improve the economic and social condition of the
28.20constituency of the council. This may include but is not limited to working with legislators
28.21to develop legislation to address these issues and to work for passage of the legislation.
28.22This may also include making recommendations regarding the state's affirmative action
28.23program and the state's targeted group small business program, or working with state
28.24agencies and organizations to develop business opportunities and promote economic
28.25development for the constituency of the council.
28.26(d) A council shall advise the governor and the legislature of the implications
28.27and effect of proposed administrative and legislative changes on the constituency
28.28the council. This may include but is not limited to tracking legislation, testifying
28.29appropriate, and meeting with executive departments and legislators.
28.30(e) A council shall serve as a liaison between state government and organizations
28.31serve the constituency of the council. This may include but is not limited to working
28.32these organizations to carry out the duties in paragraphs (a) to (d), and working
28.33organizations to develop informational programs or publications to involve and empower
28.34the constituency in seeking improvement in their economic and social conditions.
28.35(f) A council shall perform or contract for the performance of studies designed
28.36to suggest solutions to the problems of the constituency of the council in the areas
29.1education, employment, human rights, health, housing, social welfare, and other related
29.3(g) In carrying out duties under this subdivision, councils may act to advise on issues
29.4that affect the shared constituencies of more than one council.
29.5 Subd. 7. Duties of council members. A council member shall:
29.6(1) attend and participate in scheduled meetings and be prepared by reviewing
29.8(2) maintain and build communication with the community represented;
29.9(3) collaborate with the council and executive director in carrying out the council's
29.11(4) participate in activities the council or executive director deem appropriate and
29.12necessary to facilitate the goals and duties of the council.
29.13 Subd. 8. Reports. A council must report on the measurable outcomes achieved in
29.14the council's current strategic plan to meet its statutory duties, along with the
29.15objectives and outcome measures proposed for the following year. The council must
29.16submit the report by January 15 each year to the chairs of the committees in the house
29.17representatives and the senate with primary jurisdiction over state government operations.
29.18Each report must cover the calendar year of the year before the report is submitted.
29.19specific objectives and outcome measures for the following current year must focus
29.20three or four achievable objectives, action steps, and measurable outcomes for which
29.21the council will be held accountable. The strategic plan may include other items that
29.22support the statutory purposes of the council but should not distract from the primary
29.23statutory proposals presented. The funding request of each council, after approval
29.24Legislative Coordinating Commission, must also be presented by February 1 in each
Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.065, is amended to read:
29.2716A.065 PREPAY SOFTWARE, SUBSCRIPTIONS, UNITED STATES
16A.41, subdivision 1
, the commissioner may allow an
agency to make advance deposits or payments for software or software maintenance
services for state-owned or leased electronic data processing equipment, for information
29.32technology hosting services,
for sole source maintenance agreements where it is not
cost-effective to pay in arrears, for exhibit booth space or boat slip rental when
by the renter to guarantee the availability of space, for registration fees where
payment is required or advance payment discount is provided, and for newspaper,
magazine, and other subscription fees customarily paid for in advance. The commissioner
may also allow advance deposits by any department with the Library of Congress and
federal Supervisor of Documents for items to be purchased from those federal agencies.
Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.152, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
Subd. 8. Report on budget reserve percentage.
(a) The commissioner of
management and budget shall develop and annually review a methodology for evaluating
the adequacy of the budget reserve based on the volatility of Minnesota's general
tax structure. The review must take into consideration relevant statistical and economic
literature. After completing the review, the commissioner may revise the methodology
if necessary. The commissioner must use the methodology to annually estimate the
percentage of the current biennium's general fund nondedicated revenues recommended
as a budget reserve.
January 15 September 30
of each year, the commissioner shall report
the percentage of the current biennium's general fund nondedicated revenue that is
recommended as a budget reserve to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over the Department of Management and Budget
30.17senate committee on finance, the house of representatives committee on ways and means,
30.18and the senate and house of representatives committees on taxes
. The report must also
(1) whether the commissioner revised the recommendation as a result of significant
changes in the mix of general fund taxes or the base of one or more general fund taxes;
(2) whether the commissioner revised the recommendation as a result of a revision
to the methodology; and
(3) any additional appropriate information.
30.25EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015.
Sec. 8. [16B.4805] ACCOMMODATION REIMBURSEMENT.
30.27 Subdivision 1. Definitions. "Reasonable accommodation" as used in this section
30.28has the meaning given in section 363A.08. "State agency" as used in this section has
30.29meaning given in section 16A.011, subdivision 12. "Reasonable accommodations eligible
30.30for reimbursement" means:
30.31(1) reasonable accommodations provided to applicants for employment;
30.32(2) reasonable accommodations for employees for services that will need to be
30.33provided on a periodic or ongoing basis; or
31.1(3) reasonable accommodations that involve onetime expenses that total more than
31.2$1,000 for an employee in a fiscal year.
31.3 Subd. 2. Reimbursement for making reasonable accommodation. The
31.4commissioner of administration shall reimburse state agencies for expenses incurred
31.5making reasonable accommodations eligible for reimbursement for agency employees and
31.6applicants for employment to the extent that funds are available in the accommodation
31.7account established under subdivision 3 for this purpose.
31.8 Subd. 3. Accommodation account established. The accommodation account
31.9is created as an account in the special revenue fund for reimbursing state agencies
31.10expenses incurred in providing reasonable accommodation eligible for reimbursement
31.11agency employees and applicants for agency employment.
31.12 Subd. 4. Administration costs. The commissioner may use up to 15 percent of the
31.13biennial appropriation for administration of this section.
31.14 Subd. 5. Notification. By August 1, 2015, or within 30 days of final enactment,
31.15whichever is later, and each year thereafter by June 30, the commissioner of administration
31.16must notify state agencies that reimbursement for expenses incurred to make reasonable
31.17accommodation eligible for reimbursement for agency employees and applicants for
31.18agency employment is available under this section.
31.19 Subd. 6. Report. By January 31 of each year, the commissioner of administration
31.20must report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives
31.21the senate committees with jurisdiction over state government finance on the use of
31.22central accommodation account during the prior calendar year. The report must include:
31.23(1) the number and type of accommodations requested;
31.24(2) the cost of accommodations requested;
31.25(3) the state agencies from which the requests were made;
31.26(4) the number of requests made for employees and the number of requests for
31.27applicants for employment;
31.28(5) the number and type of accommodations that were not provided;
31.29(6) any remaining balance left in the account;
31.30(7) if the account was depleted, the date on which funds were exhausted and the
31.31number, type, and cost of accommodations that were not reimbursed to state agencies;
31.32(8) a description of how the account was promoted to state agencies.
31.33EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015. Reimbursement is
31.34available for accommodation expenses incurred after June 30, 2015.
Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16B.97, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Grant agreement.
(a) A grant agreement is a written instrument or
electronic document defining a legal relationship between a granting agency and a
when the principal purpose of the relationship is to transfer cash or something of
to the recipient to support a public purpose authorized by law instead of acquiring
professional or technical contract, purchase, lease, or barter property or services
direct benefit or use of the granting agency.
(b) This section does not apply to general obligation grants as defined by section
capital project grants to political subdivisions as defined by section
Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16B.98, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Limitation. (a)
As a condition of receiving a grant from
an appropriation of state funds, the recipient of the grant must agree to minimize
administrative costs. The granting agency is responsible for negotiating appropriate
to these costs so that the state derives the optimum benefit for grant funding.
32.14(b) This section does not apply to general obligation grants as defined by section
32.1516A.695 and also capital project grants to political subdivisions as defined by section
Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16B.98, subdivision 11, is amended to read:
Subd. 11. Encumbrance exception.
Notwithstanding subdivision 5, paragraph (a),
clause (2), or section
16C.05, subdivision 2
, paragraph (a), clause (3), agencies may
permit a specifically named, legislatively appropriated, noncompetitive grant recipient
incur eligible expenses based on an agreed upon work plan and budget for up to 60
prior to an encumbrance being established in the accounting system.
For a grant funded
32.23 in whole or in part with state general obligation bond proceeds, an agency may permit
32.24 incurring of expenses under this subdivision only with prior approval of the commissioner
32.25 of management and budget.
Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16C.144, is amended to read:
32.2716C.144 GUARANTEED ENERGY-SAVINGS PROGRAM.
Subdivision 1. Definitions.
The following definitions apply to this section.
(a) "Utility" means electricity, natural gas, or other energy resource, water, and
(b) "Utility cost savings" means the difference between the utility costs after
installation of the utility cost-savings measures pursuant to the guaranteed energy-savings
agreement and the baseline utility costs after baseline adjustments have been made.
(c) "Baseline" means the preagreement utilities, operations, and maintenance costs.
(d) "Utility cost-savings measure" means a measure that produces utility cost savings
or operation and maintenance cost savings.
(e) "Operation and maintenance cost savings" means a measurable difference
between operation and maintenance costs after the installation of the utility cost-savings
measures pursuant to the guaranteed energy-savings agreement and the baseline operation
and maintenance costs after inflation adjustments have been made. Operation and
maintenance costs savings shall not include savings from in-house staff labor.
(f) "Guaranteed energy-savings agreement" means an agreement for the installation
of one or more utility cost-savings measures that includes the qualified provider's
guarantee as required under subdivision 2.
(g) "Baseline adjustments" means adjusting the utility cost-savings baselines
annually for changes in the following variables:
(1) utility rates;
(2) number of days in the utility billing cycle;
(3) square footage of the facility;
(4) operational schedule of the facility;
(5) facility temperature set points;
(6) weather; and
(7) amount of equipment or lighting utilized in the facility.
(h) "Inflation adjustment" means adjusting the operation and maintenance
cost-savings baseline annually for inflation.
Lease purchase agreement Project financing
an agreement any type of
33.24financing including but not limited to lease, lease purchase, installment agreements,
33.25bonds issued by an entity, other than the state, with authority to issue bonds,
state to make regular
payments to satisfy the
costs of the utility cost-savings
measures until the final payment
, after which time the utility cost-savings measures
33.28 become the sole property of the state of Minnesota
(j) "Qualified provider" means a person or business experienced in the design,
implementation, and installation of utility cost-savings measures.
(k) "Engineering report" means a report prepared by a professional engineer licensed
by the state of Minnesota summarizing estimates of all costs of installations, modifications,
or remodeling, including costs of design, engineering, installation, maintenance,
and estimates of the amounts by which utility and operation and maintenance costs
(l) "Capital cost avoidance" means money expended by a state agency to pay for
utility cost-savings measures with a guaranteed savings agreement so long as the measures
that are being implemented to achieve the utility, operation, and maintenance cost
are a significant portion of an overall project as determined by the commissioner.
(m) "Guaranteed energy-savings program guidelines" means policies, procedures,
and requirements of guaranteed savings agreements established by the Department of
Subd. 2. Guaranteed energy-savings agreement.
The commissioner may enter
into a guaranteed energy-savings agreement with a qualified provider if:
(1) the qualified provider is selected through a competitive process in accordance
with the guaranteed energy-savings program guidelines within the Department of
(2) the qualified provider agrees to submit an engineering report prior to the
execution of the guaranteed energy-savings agreement. The cost of the engineering
may be considered as part of the implementation costs if the commissioner enters into
guaranteed energy-savings agreement with the provider;
(3) the term of the guaranteed energy-savings agreement shall not exceed 25 years
from the date of final installation;
(4) the commissioner finds that the amount
it the state
would spend, less the amount
34.20contributed for capital cost avoidance,
on the utility cost-savings measures recommended
in the engineering report will not exceed the amount to be saved in utility operation
maintenance costs over 25 years from the date of implementation of utility cost-savings
(5) the qualified provider provides a written guarantee that the annual utility,
operation, and maintenance cost savings during the term of the guaranteed energy-savings
agreement will meet or exceed the annual payments due under
a lease purchase agreement
34.27the project financing
. The qualified provider shall reimburse the state for any shortfall of
guaranteed utility, operation, and maintenance cost savings; and
(6) the qualified provider gives a sufficient bond in accordance with section
to the commissioner for the faithful implementation and installation of the utility
Lease purchase agreement Project financing.
may enter into
a lease purchase agreement project financing
with any party for the
implementation of utility cost-savings measures in accordance with the guaranteed
The implementation costs of the utility cost-savings measures
34.36 recommended in the engineering report shall not exceed the amount to be saved in utility
35.1 and operation and maintenance costs over the term of the lease purchase agreement.
term of the
lease purchase agreement project financing
shall not exceed 25 years from
the date of final installation. The
lease project financing
is assignable in accordance with
terms approved by the commissioner of management and budget.
Subd. 4. Use of capital cost avoidance.
The affected state agency may contribute
funds for capital cost avoidance for guaranteed energy-savings agreements. Use of
cost avoidance is subject to the guaranteed energy-savings program guidelines within
Department of Administration.
Subd. 5. Independent report.
For each guaranteed energy-savings agreement
entered into, the commissioner of administration shall contract with an independent
party to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of each utility cost-savings measure implemented
to ensure that such measures were the least-cost measures available. For the purposes
this section, "independent third party" means an entity not affiliated with the qualified
provider, that is not involved in creating or providing conservation project services
provider, and that has expertise (or access to expertise) in energy-savings practices.
Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16C.16, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Small business.
The commissioner shall adopt
rules defining the size
"small business" found in Code of Federal Relations, title 49, section
for purposes of sections
35.20 The definition must include only businesses with their, provided that the business has
principal place of business in Minnesota.
The definition must establish different
35.22 size standards for various types of businesses. In establishing these standards, the
35.23 commissioner must consider the differences among industries caused by the size of
35.24 market for goods or services and the relative size and market share of the competitors
35.25 operating in those markets.
Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16C.16, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:
Subd. 6a. Veteran-owned small businesses.
(a) Except when mandated by the
federal government as a condition of receiving federal funds, the commissioner shall
award up to a six percent preference, but no less than the percentage awarded to any
other group under this section, in the amount bid on state procurement to certified
businesses that are majority-owned and operated by veterans.
(b) The purpose of this designation is to facilitate the transition of veterans from
military to civilian life, and to help compensate veterans for their sacrifices, including
not limited to their sacrifice of health and time, to the state and nation during
service, as well as to enhance economic development within Minnesota.
36.3(c) Before the commissioner certifies that a small business is majority-owned and
36.4operated by a veteran, the commissioner of veterans affairs must verify that the owner
36.5the small business is a veteran, as defined in section 197.447.
Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16C.16, is amended by adding a subdivision
36.8 Subd. 13. State-funded projects. (a) Notwithstanding section 16C.001, this
36.9subdivision applies to contracts for state-funded capital improvement projects in
36.10$100,000 that are issued by organizations not subject to the small business requirements
36.11this section, including municipalities as defined in section 466.01, subdivision 1.
36.12(b) Organizations administering contracts described in paragraph (a) shall promote
36.13the use of targeted group businesses designated under this section and take steps
36.14barriers to equitable participation of targeted group businesses.
36.15(c) Organizations shall cooperate with the commissioner's efforts to monitor and
36.16measure compliance with this subdivision in the performance of state-funded contracts.
Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16C.19, is amended to read:
36.1816C.19 ELIGIBILITY; RULES.
(a) A small business wishing to participate in the programs under section
subdivisions 4 to 7, must be certified by the commissioner. The commissioner shall
by rule standards and procedures for certifying that small targeted group businesses,
small businesses located in economically disadvantaged areas, and veteran-owned small
businesses are eligible to participate under the requirements of sections
The commissioner shall adopt by rule standards and procedures for hearing appeals
grievances and other rules necessary to carry out the duties set forth in sections
(b) The commissioner may make rules which exclude or limit the participation of
nonmanufacturing business, including third-party lessors, brokers, franchises, jobbers,
manufacturers' representatives, and others from eligibility under sections
(c) The commissioner may make rules that set time limits and other eligibility limits
on business participation in programs under sections
(d) Notwithstanding paragraph
, for purposes of sections
veteran-owned small business, the principal place of business of which is in Minnesota,
is certified if:
it has been verified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as
being either a veteran-owned small business or a service-disabled veteran-owned small
business, in accordance with Public Law 109-461 and Code of Federal Regulations, title
38, part 74
37.5(2) the veteran-owned small business supplies the commissioner with proof that the
37.6small business is majority-owned and operated by:
37.7(i) a veteran as defined in section 197.447; or
37.8(ii) a veteran with a service-connected disability, as determined at any time by the
37.9United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
(e) Until rules are adopted pursuant to paragraph (a) for the purpose of certifying
veteran-owned small businesses, the provisions of Minnesota Rules, part 1230.1700,
be read to include veteran-owned small businesses. In addition to the documentation
required in Minnesota Rules, part 1230.1700, the veteran owner must have been
discharged under honorable conditions from active service, as indicated by the veteran
owner's most current United States Department of Defense form DD-214.
37.16(f) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), for purposes of sections 16C.16 to 16C.21, a
37.17minority- or woman-owned small business, the principal place of business of which
37.18in Minnesota, is certified if it has been certified by the Minnesota unified certification
37.19program under the provisions of Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 26.
37.20(g) The commissioner may adopt rules to implement the programs under section
37.2116C.16, subdivisions 4 to 7, using the expedited rulemaking process in section 14.389.
Sec. 17. [138.912] HEALTHY EATING, HERE AT HOME.
37.23 Subdivision 1. Establishment. The healthy eating, here at home program is
37.24established to provide incentives for low-income Minnesotans to use federal Supplemental
37.25Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for healthy purchases at Minnesota-based
37.27 Subd. 2. Definitions. (a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this section.
37.28(b) "Healthy eating, here at home" means a program administered by the Minnesota
37.29Humanities Center to provide incentives for low-income Minnesotans to use SNAP
37.30benefits for healthy purchases at Minnesota-based farmers' markets.
37.31(c) "Healthy purchases" means SNAP-eligible foods.
37.32(d) "Minnesota-based farmers' market" means a physical market as defined in section
37.3328A.151, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), and also includes mobile markets.
37.34(e) "Voucher" means a physical or electronic credit.
38.1(f) "Eligible household" means an individual or family that is determined to be a
38.2recipient of SNAP.
38.3 Subd. 3. Grants. The Minnesota Humanities Center shall allocate grant funds to
38.4nonprofit organizations that work with Minnesota-based farmers' markets to provide
38.5to $10 vouchers to SNAP participants who use electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards
38.6for healthy purchases. Funds may also be provided for vouchers distributed through
38.7nonprofit organizations engaged in healthy cooking and food education outreach to
38.8eligible households for use at farmers' markets. Funds appropriated under this section
38.9not be used for healthy cooking classes or food education outreach. When awarding
38.10grants, the Minnesota Humanities Center must consider how the nonprofit organizations
38.11will achieve geographic balance, including specific efforts to reach eligible households
38.12across the state, and the organizations' capacity to manage the programming and outreach.
38.13 Subd. 4. Household eligibility; participation. To be eligible for a healthy eating,
38.14here at home voucher, an eligible household must meet the Minnesota SNAP eligibility
38.15requirements under section 256D.051.
38.16 Subd. 5. Permissible uses; information provided. An eligible household may use
38.17the voucher toward healthy purchases at Minnesota-based farmers' markets. Every eligible
38.18household that receives a voucher must be informed of the allowable uses of the voucher.
38.19 Subd. 6. Program reporting. The nonprofit organizations that receive grant funds
38.20must report annually to the Minnesota Humanities Center with information regarding
38.21operation of the program, including the number of vouchers issued and the number of
38.22people served. To the extent practicable, the nonprofit organizations must report
38.23usage of the vouchers and evaluate the program's effectiveness.
38.24 Subd. 7. Grocery inclusion. The commissioner of human services must submit a
38.25waiver request to the federal United States Department of Agriculture seeking approval
38.26for the inclusion of Minnesota grocery stores in this program so that SNAP participants
38.27may use the vouchers for healthy produce at grocery stores. Grocery store participation
38.28voluntary and a grocery store's associated administrative costs will not be reimbursed.
Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148.57, is amended by adding a subdivision
38.31 Subd. 5. Expedited and temporary licensing for former and current members
38.32of the military. (a) Applicants seeking licensure according to this subdivision must be:
38.33(1) an active duty military member;
38.34(2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
39.1(3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
39.2application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
39.3(b) A qualified applicant under this subdivision must provide evidence of:
39.4(1) a current valid license, certificate, or permit in another state without history
39.5disciplinary action by a regulatory authority in the other state; and
39.6(2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
39.7determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
39.8(c) A temporary license issued under this subdivision is effective for six months
39.9from the initial temporary licensure date.
39.10(d) During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the licensed
39.11optometrist application for licensure.
39.12(e) In order to remain licensed after the expiration of the temporary license, an
39.13individual must meet the requirements in section 148.57, subdivisions 1 and 2.
Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148.624, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
Subd. 5. Expedited and temporary licensing for former and current members
39.16of the military
permit. The board shall issue a temporary permit to members of the
39.17 military in accordance with section
197.4552 . (a) Applicants seeking licensure according
39.18to this subdivision must be:
39.19(1) an active duty military member;
39.20(2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
39.21(3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
39.22application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
39.23(b) A qualified applicant under this subdivision must provide evidence of:
39.24(1) a current valid license in another state without history of disciplinary action
39.25regulatory authority in the other state; and
39.26(2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
39.27determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
39.28(c) A temporary license issued under this subdivision is effective for six months
39.29from the initial temporary licensure date.
39.30(d) During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the licensed
39.31dietitian or nutritionist application for licensure.
39.32(e) In order to remain licensed after the expiration of the temporary license, an
39.33individual must meet the full licensure requirements.
The fee for the temporary
Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148B.33, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
40.3 Subd. 3. Expedited and temporary licensing for former and current members
40.4of the military. (a) Applicants seeking licensure according to this subdivision must be:
40.5(1) an active duty military member;
40.6(2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
40.7(3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
40.8application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
40.9(b) A qualified applicant under this subdivision must provide evidence of:
40.10(1) a current valid license, certificate, or permit in another state without history
40.11disciplinary action by a regulatory authority in the other state; and
40.12(2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
40.13determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
40.14(c) A temporary license issued under this subdivision is effective for six months
40.15from the initial temporary licensure date.
40.16(d) During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the licensed
40.17marriage and family therapist application for licensure.
40.18(e) In order to remain licensed after the expiration of the temporary license, an
40.19individual must meet the requirements in subdivisions 1 and 2.
Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148B.53, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
40.22 Subd. 1a. Expedited and temporary licensing for former and current members
40.23of the military. (a) Applicants seeking licensure according to this subdivision must be:
40.24(1) an active duty military member;
40.25(2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
40.26(3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
40.27application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
40.28(b) A qualified applicant under this subdivision must provide evidence of:
40.29(1) a current valid license, certificate, or permit in another state without history
40.30disciplinary action by a regulatory authority in the other state; and
40.31(2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
40.32determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
40.33(c) A temporary license issued under this subdivision is effective for one year from
40.34the initial licensure date.
41.1(d) During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the licensed
41.2professional counselor application for licensure.
41.3(e) In order to remain licensed after the expiration of the temporary license, an
41.4individual must meet the requirements in subdivision 1, paragraphs (a) and (b).
Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148B.5301, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
41.7 Subd. 4a. Expedited and temporary licensing for former and current members
41.8of the military. (a) Applicants seeking licensure according to this subdivision must be:
41.9(1) an active duty military member;
41.10(2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
41.11(3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
41.12application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
41.13(b) A qualified applicant under paragraph (a) must provide evidence of:
41.14(1) a current valid license, certificate, or permit in another state without history
41.15disciplinary action by a regulatory authority in the other state; and
41.16(2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
41.17determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
41.18(c) A temporary license issued under this subdivision is effective for one year from
41.19the initial licensure date.
41.20(d) During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the licensed
41.21professional clinical counselor application for licensure.
41.22(e) In order to remain licensed after the expiration of the temporary license, an
41.23individual must meet the requirements in subdivisions 1 and 2.
Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148F.025, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
41.26 Subd. 5. Expedited and temporary licensing for former and current members
41.27of the military. (a) Applicants seeking licensure according to this subdivision must be:
41.28(1) an active duty military member;
41.29(2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
41.30(3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
41.31application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
41.32(b) Applicants are required to comply with subdivisions 1 and 4.
41.33(c) A qualified applicant under paragraph (a) must provide evidence of:
42.1(1) a current valid license, certificate, or permit in another state without history
42.2disciplinary action by a regulatory authority in the other state; and
42.3(2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
42.4determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
42.5(d) A temporary license issued under this subdivision is effective for two years from
42.6the initial licensure date.
42.7(e) During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the application
42.8for licensure required in subdivision 1.
42.9(f) In order to remain licensed after the expiration of the temporary license, an
42.10individual must meet the requirements in subdivisions 2 and 3.
Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 153.16, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. License requirements.
The board shall issue a license to practice
podiatric medicine to a person who meets the following requirements:
(a) The applicant for a license shall file a written notarized application on forms
provided by the board, showing to the board's satisfaction that the applicant is of
moral character and satisfies the requirements of this section.
(b) The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board of being a graduate
of a podiatric medical school approved by the board based upon its faculty, curriculum,
facilities, accreditation by a recognized national accrediting organization approved
board, and other relevant factors.
(c) The applicant must have received a passing score on each part of the national
examinations, parts one and two, prepared and graded by the National Board of Podiatric
Medical Examiners. The passing score for each part of the national board examinations,
parts one and two, is as defined by the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.
(d) Applicants graduating after 1986 from a podiatric medical school shall present
evidence of successful completion of a residency program approved by a national
accrediting podiatric medicine organization.
(e) The applicant shall appear in person before the board or its designated
representative to show that the applicant satisfies the requirements of this section,
including knowledge of laws, rules, and ethics pertaining to the practice of podiatric
medicine. The board may establish as internal operating procedures the procedures
requirements for the applicant's personal presentation. Upon completion of all other
42.33application requirements, a doctor of podiatric medicine applying for a temporary
42.34license has six months in which to comply with this subdivision.
(f) The applicant shall pay a fee established by the board by rule. The fee shall
not be refunded.
(g) The applicant must not have engaged in conduct warranting disciplinary action
against a licensee. If the applicant does not satisfy the requirements of this paragraph,
the board may refuse to issue a license unless it determines that the public will
protected through issuance of a license with conditions and limitations the board
(h) Upon payment of a fee as the board may require, an applicant who fails to pass
an examination and is refused a license is entitled to reexamination within one year
the board's refusal to issue the license. No more than two reexaminations are allowed
without a new application for a license.
Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 153.16, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
Subd. 4. Temporary military
permit license. The board shall establish a temporary
43.14 permit in accordance with section
197.4552 . The fee for the temporary military permit is
43.15 $250. (a) The board shall issue an expedited license to practice podiatric medicine to
43.16applicant who meets the following requirements:
43.17(1) is an active duty military member;
43.18(2) is the spouse of an active duty military member; or
43.19(3) is a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
43.20application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
43.21(b) A qualified applicant under this subdivision must provide evidence of:
43.22(1) a current, valid license in another state without history of disciplinary action
43.23regulatory authority in the other state; and
43.24(2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
43.25determined by the board to adversely affect the applicant's ability to become licensed.
43.26(c) The board shall issue a license for up to six months to a doctor of podiatric
43.27medicine eligible for licensure under this subdivision. Doctors of podiatric medicine
43.28licensed in another state who have complied with all other requirements may receive
43.29temporary license valid for up to six months. No extension is available.
43.30(d) A temporary license issued under this subdivision permits a qualified individual
43.31to perform podiatric medicine for a limited length of time as determined by the licensing
43.32board. During the temporary license period, the individual shall complete the full
43.33application procedure and be approved as required by applicable law.
43.34(e) The fee for the temporary military license is $250.
Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 154.003, is amended to read:
(a) The fees collected, as required in this chapter, chapter 214, and the rules of
board, shall be paid to the board. The board shall deposit the fees in the general
in the state treasury.
(b) The board shall charge the following fees:
(1) examination and certificate, registered barber, $85;
(2) retake of written examination, registered barber, $10;
(3) examination and certificate, apprentice, $80;
(4) retake of written examination, apprentice, $10;
(5) examination, instructor, $180;
(6) certificate, instructor, $65;
(7) temporary teacher or apprentice permit, $80;
(8) temporary registered barber, military, $85;
44.15(9) temporary barber instructor, military, $180;
44.16(10) temporary apprentice barber, military, $80;
renewal of registration, registered barber, $80;
renewal of registration, apprentice, $70;
renewal of registration, instructor, $80;
renewal of temporary teacher permit, $65;
student permit, $45;
renewal of student permit, $25;
initial shop registration, $85;
initial school registration, $1,030;
renewal shop registration, $85;
renewal school registration, $280;
restoration of registered barber registration, $95;
restoration of apprentice registration, $90;
restoration of shop registration, $105;
change of ownership or location, $55;
duplicate registration, $40;
home study course, $75;
letter of registration verification, $25; and
Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 154.11, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Temporary military
license permits. (a) In accordance with section
the board shall
45.3 (1) permit
45.4 (2) certificate for registered
a temporary permit for apprentices in
45.5 accordance with section
197.4552 . The fee for a temporary license under this subdivision
45.6 for a master barber is $85. The fee for a temporary license under this subdivision
45.7 barber is $180. The fee for a temporary permit under this subdivision for an apprentice
45.9 (3) certificate for registered barber instructors.
45.10 (b) Fees for temporary military permits and certificates of registration under this
45.11subdivision are listed under section 154.003.
45.12 (c) Permits or certificates of registration issued under this subdivision are valid
45.13for one year from the date of issuance, after which the individual must complete a
45.14application as required by section 197.4552.
Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.21, is amended to read:
The legislature finds that the health and safety of the people of the state are served
by the licensing of the practice of cosmetology because of infection control and
of chemicals, implements
, apparatus, and other appliances requiring special skills and
To this end, the public will best be served by vesting these responsibilities in the
Board of Cosmetologist Examiners.
Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.23, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
Subd. 8. Manager.
A "manager" is any person who
conducts, operates, or manages
45.25 a cosmetology school or salon and who also instructs in or is a cosmetologist, esthetician,
45.26advanced practice esthetician, or nail technician practitioner, and who has a manager
provides any services under that license
, as defined in subdivision 3.
45.28 manager must maintain an active salon manager's license.
Sec. 30. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.23, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
45.31 Subd. 8a. Mobile salon. A "mobile salon" is a salon that is operated in a mobile
45.32vehicle or mobile structure for exclusive use to offer personal services, as defined
46.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2017.
Sec. 31. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.23, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
46.4 Subd. 14. Advanced practice esthetician. An "advanced practice esthetician" is a
46.5person who for compensation performs personal services for the cosmetic care of the
46.6including the use of mechanical or electrical skin care apparatuses or appliances
46.7used on the epidermal layer of the skin.
46.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2015, except that a license
46.9for an advanced practice esthetician must not be issued prior to January 1, 2018.
Sec. 32. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.23, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
46.12 Subd. 15. Designated licensed salon manager. A "designated licensed salon
46.13manager" is a manager designated by a salon owner and registered with the board, who
46.14responsible with the salon owner for salon and practitioner compliance.
Sec. 33. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.23, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
46.17 Subd. 16. School manager. A "school manager" is a cosmetologist who is a salon
46.18manager and who has a school manager license. A school manager must maintain an
46.19active salon manager's license.
Sec. 34. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.23, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
46.22 Subd. 17. Designated school manager. A "designated school manager" is a school
46.23manager who is designated by the school owner and registered with the board, who is
46.24responsible with the school owner for school and instructor compliance.
Sec. 35. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.23, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
46.27 Subd. 18. Practitioner. A "practitioner" is any person licensed in the practice of
46.28cosmetology, esthiology, or nail technology services.
Sec. 36. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.24, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Hiring and assignment of employees.
The board has the authority to hire
qualified personnel in the classified service to assist in administering the law,
those for the testing and licensing of applicants
and the continuing inspections required.
47.4 All staff must receive periodic training to improve and maintain customer service
47.5conducting inspections, and complaint investigations
Sec. 37. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.25, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:
Subd. 1a. Schedule. (a)
licensees fees and penalties
follows: provided in this subdivision.
47.9 (a) (b)
Three-year license fees are as follows
cosmetologist, nail technician, or esthetician $195 initial practitioner, manager,
47.11or instructor license, divided as follows
for each initial license
and a $40 nonrefundable initial license
47.13 application fee, for a total of $130
$60 for each renewal and a $15 nonrefundable renewal application fee, for a total
47.15 of $75 $40 for each initial license application fee
instructor or manager $115 renewal of practitioner license, divided as follows
and a $40 nonrefundable initial license
47.18 application fee, for a total of $160
renewal and a $15 nonrefundable
renewal application fee
47.20 for a total of $105
(3) $145 renewal of manager or instructor license, divided as follows:
47.22(i) $130 for each renewal license; and
47.23(ii) $15 for each renewal application fee;
47.24(4) $350 initial
salon license, divided as follows
for each initial license
and a $100 nonrefundable initial license
47.26 application fee, for a total of $230
(ii) $100 for each
renewal and a $50 nonrefundable renewal initial license
, for a total of $150
47.29 (4) school (5) $225 renewal of salon license, divided as follows
initial license and a $1,000 nonrefundable initial license
47.31 application fee, for a total of $2,500 renewal
renewal and a $500 nonrefundable
, for a total of $2,000;
47.34(6) $4,000 initial school license, divided as follows:
47.35(i) $3,000 for each initial license; and
48.1(ii) $1,000 for each initial license application fee; and
48.2(7) $2,500 renewal of school license, divided as follows:
48.3(i) $2,000 for each renewal; and
48.4(ii) $500 for each renewal application fee
Penalties may be assessed in amounts up to the following
(1) reinspection fee,
(2) manager and owner with lapsed practitioner found on inspection, $150 each;
(3) lapsed practitioner or instructor found on inspection, $200;
(4) lapsed salon found on inspection, $500;
(5) lapsed school found on inspection, $1,000;
(6) failure to display current license, $100;
(7) failure to dispose of single-use equipment, implements, or materials as provided
155A.355, subdivision 1
(8) use of prohibited razor-type callus shavers, rasps, or graters under section
48.15155A.355, subdivision 2
(9) performing nail or cosmetology services in esthetician salon, or performing
esthetician or cosmetology services in a nail salon, $500;
(10) owner and manager allowing an operator to work as an independent contractor,
(11) operator working as an independent contractor, $100;
(12) refusal or failure to cooperate with an inspection, $500;
expired cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician, manager, school manager,
48.23 and instructor license practitioner late renewal fee
, $45; and
salon or school
license late renewal fee
Administrative fees are as follows
certificate of identification, $20 homebound service permit, $50 three-year fee
(2) name change, $20;
letter of license verification certification of licensure
, $30 each
(4) duplicate license, $20;
processing fee, $10;
special event permit, $75 per year;
48.32 (7) (6)
registration of hair braiders, $20 per year;
48.33(7) $100 for each temporary military license for a cosmetologist, nail technician,
48.34esthetician, or advanced practice esthetician one-year fee;
48.35(8) expedited initial individual license, $150;
48.36(9) expedited initial salon license, $300;
49.1(10) instructor continuing education provider approval, $150 each year; and
49.2(11) practitioner continuing education provider approval, $150 each year
Sec. 38. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.25, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
Subd. 5. Board must approve or deny application; timeline.
Within 15 working
days of receiving a complete application and the required fees
for an initial or renewal
49.6to apply for or renew an
individual or salon license that is not an expedited license or a
, the board must (1)
either grant or deny the application issue the license
notify the applicant of the denial, or (3)
issue a temporary
49.9 license to an applicant for whom no record exists regarding: (i) a complaint filed
49.10 board against the applicant; or (ii) a negative action by the board against the applicant if
49.11the conditions in subdivision 6 are met, notify the applicant that the board must
Sec. 39. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.25, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
49.15 Subd. 6. Additional review for certain licenses. If an application contains
49.16discrepancies, the applicant is the subject of a complaint investigation, or the applicant
49.17has pending disciplinary actions before the board, the board will comply with the
49.18limits prescribed in section 15.992 to process the application.
Sec. 40. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.25, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
49.21 Subd. 7. Temporary military license or expedited license. Within five business
49.22days of receiving a completed application and the required fees for an individual
49.23license that meets requirements for an expedited license or a temporary military license,
49.24the board must (1) issue the license, (2) deny the license and notify the applicant
49.25denial, or (3) notify the applicant that the board must conduct additional review
49.26application meets the conditions in subdivision 8.
49.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2015, except that an
49.28expedited license must not be issued prior to January 1, 2016.
Sec. 41. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.25, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
49.31 Subd. 8. Additional review for certain temporary military license or expedited
49.32license. If an application under subdivision 7 contains discrepancies, the applicant is the
50.1subject of a complaint investigation, or the applicant has pending disciplinary actions
50.2before the board, the board will process the application according to the time limits
Sec. 42. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.27, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Licensing.
Individual licensing shall be required for persons seeking
50.6A person must hold an individual license
to practice in the state as a cosmetologist,
esthetician, nail technician, advanced practice esthetician,
manager, or instructor.
Sec. 43. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.27, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Qualifications.
Qualifications for licensing in each classification shall
be determined by the board and established by rule, and shall include educational
and experiential prerequisites. The rules shall require a demonstrated knowledge of
procedures necessary to protect the health and safety
of the practitioner and the consumer
of cosmetology services, including but not limited to
chemical applications infection
50.14control, use of implements, apparatuses and other appliances, and the use of chemicals
Sec. 44. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.27, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:
Subd. 5a. Temporary military license.
The board shall establish temporary
licenses for a cosmetologist, nail technician, and esthetician in accordance with
The fee for a temporary license under this subdivision for a cosmetologist, nail
50.19 technician, or esthetician is $100.
Sec. 45. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.271, is amended to read:
50.21155A.271 CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.
Subdivision 1. Continuing education requirements. (a)
Effective August 1, 2014,
to qualify for license renewal under this chapter as an individual cosmetologist,
technician, esthetician, advanced practice esthetician,
or salon manager, the applicant
must attest to the completion of four hours of continuing education credits from an
accredited school or a professional association of cosmetology during the three years
prior to the applicant's renewal date. One credit hour of the requirement must include
instruction pertaining to state laws and rules governing the practice of cosmetology.
credit hours must include instruction pertaining to health, safety, and sanitation
consistent with the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health
Administration standards applicable to the practice of cosmetology, or other applicable
federal health, sanitation, and safety standards, and must be regularly updated so
incorporate newly developed standards and accepted professional best practices. Credit
hours earned are valid for three years and may be applied simultaneously to all individual
licenses held by a licensee under this chapter.
This subdivision does not apply to
51.4 instructors or inactive licenses.
51.5(b) Effective August 1, 2017, in addition to the hours of continuing education credits
51.6required under paragraph (a), to qualify for license renewal under this chapter as
51.7individual cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician, advanced practice esthetician,
51.8salon manager, the applicant must also attest to the completion of one four-hour continuing
51.9education course from a continuing education provider based on any or all of the following:
51.10(1) product chemistry and chemistry interaction;
51.11(2) proper use of machines and instruments;
51.12(3) business management and human relations; or
51.13(4) techniques relevant to the type of license held.
51.14Credits must be completed during the three years prior to the applicant's renewal
51.15may be applied simultaneously to other individual licenses held as applicable, except
51.16that credits completed under this paragraph must not duplicate credits completed under
51.18(c) Paragraphs (a) and (b) do not apply to an instructor license, a school manager
51.19license, or an inactive license.
51.20 Subd. 1a. Product sales or marketing prohibited. The marketing or sale of
51.21any product is prohibited during a continuing education class receiving credit under
Schools and professional associations Continuing education providers.
(a) Only a board-licensed school of cosmetology, a postsecondary institution as defined
, paragraph (a), or a board-recognized professional association organized
51.26under chapter 317A
may offer continuing education curriculum for credit under
51.27 section. subdivision 1, paragraph (a). Continuing education curriculum under subdivision
51.281, paragraph (b), may be offered by a:
51.29 (1) board-licensed school of cosmetology;
51.30 (2) board-recognized professional association organized under chapter 317A; or
51.31 (3) board-licensed salon.
The school and professional association may offer online and independent study
options to achieve maximum involvement of licensees
and is. Continuing education
encouraged to offer classes available in foreign language formats.
professional association continuing
51.36education provider under paragraph (a)
is valid for
three years one calendar year
contingent upon submission and preapproval of the
general curriculum lesson plan or
52.2plans with learning objectives for the class
to be offered and the payment of the application
52.3fee in section 155A.25, subdivision 1a, paragraph (d), clause (11)
. The board may revoke
recognition authorization of a continuing education provider
at any time for just cause and
52.5the board may demand return of documents required under subdivision 3
52.6 association offering continuing education must be organized under chapter 317A.
Subd. 3. Proof of credits.
school or professional association continuing
shall provide to licensees who attend a class a receipt to prove
completion of the class. Licensees shall retain proof of their continuing education
for one year beyond the credit's expiration. The
school or professional association
52.11continuing education provider
shall retain documentation of all licensees successfully
completing a class and the licensee's credit hours for five years.
Subd. 4. Audit.
The board shall conduct random audits of active licensees
periodically to ensure compliance with continuing education requirements. To initiate
an audit, the board shall notify an active licensee of the audit and request proof
credits earned during a specified period. The licensee must provide the requested
to the board within 30 days of an audit notice. The board may request that a school
professional association verify a licensee's credits. The
school or professional association
52.19continuing education provider
must furnish verification, or a written statement that the
credits are not verified, within 15 days of the board's request for verification.
If the board
determines that a licensee has failed to provide proof of necessary credits earned
the specified time, the board may revoke the individual's license and may deem the
individual a lapsed practitioner subject to penalty under section
52.24EFFECTIVE DATE.Subdivision 1 is effective August 1, 2017. Subdivision 1a is
52.25effective the day following final enactment. Subdivisions 2 to 4 are effective July
Sec. 46. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.29, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Licensing.
who offers must not offer
services for compensation
in this state shall be (1) licensed as a salon if not employed by
52.29 another licensed salon or (2) employed as an esthetician or cosmetologist in connection
52.30 with medical care in relation to esthiology in the office of a licensed physician unless the
52.31services are provided by a licensee in a licensed salon or as otherwise provided in
52.32section. Each salon must be licensed as a cosmetology salon, a nail salon, esthetician
52.33salon, or advanced practice esthetician salon. A salon may hold more than one type
Sec. 47. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.29, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Requirements.
The conditions and process by which a salon is licensed
shall be established by the board by rule. In addition to those requirements, no license
shall be issued unless the board first determines that the conditions in clauses (1)
have been satisfied:
(1) compliance with all local and state laws, particularly relating to matters of
sanitation, health, and safety;
(2) the employment of a manager, as defined in section
155A.23, subdivision 8
(3) if applicable, evidence of compliance with workers' compensation
(4) evidence of continued professional liability insurance coverage of at least
$25,000 for each claim and $50,000 total coverage for each policy year for each operator.
(b) A licensed esthetician or nail technician who complies with the health, safety,
53.14 sanitation, inspection, and insurance rules promulgated by the board to operate a
53.15 solely for the performance of those personal services defined in section
, in the case of an esthetician, or subdivision 7, in the case of a nail technician.
Sec. 48. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.29, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
53.19 Subd. 2a. Requirements for mobile salon. In addition to complying with the
53.20requirements for a salon in subdivision 2, the holder of a salon license for a mobile
53.22(1) maintain a permanent business address; and
53.23(2) notify the board of the locations and schedule of operation of a mobile salon.
53.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2017.
Sec. 49. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.30, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
Subd. 5. Conditions precedent to issuance.
A license must not be issued unless the
board first determines that the applicant has met the requirements in clauses (1)
(1) the applicant must have a sound financial condition with sufficient resources
available to meet the school's financial obligations; to refund all tuition and other
within a reasonable period of time, in the event of dissolution of the school or in
of any justifiable claims for refund against the school; to provide adequate service
students and prospective students; and to maintain proper use and support of the school
(2) the applicant must have satisfactory training facilities with sufficient tools
equipment and the necessary number of work stations to adequately train the students
currently enrolled, and those proposed to be enrolled
(3) the applicant must employ a sufficient number of qualified instructors trained
experience and education to give the training contemplated
(4) the premises and conditions under which the students work and study must be
sanitary, healthful, and safe according to modern standards
(5) each occupational course or program of instruction or study must be of such
quality and content as to provide education and training
will adequately prepare
enrolled students for testing, licensing, and entry level positions as a cosmetologist,
esthetician, or nail technician
(6) the school must have coverage by professional liability insurance of at least
$25,000 per incident and an accumulation of $150,000 for each premium year
(7) the applicant shall provide evidence of the school's compliance with section
(8) the applicant, except the state and its political subdivisions as described in
471.617, subdivision 1
, shall file with the board a continuous corporate surety
bond in the amount of $10,000, conditioned upon the faithful performance of all contracts
and agreements with students made by the applicant. The bond shall run to the state
Minnesota and to any person who may have a cause of action against the applicant arising
at any time after the bond is filed and before it is canceled for breach of any contract
agreement made by the applicant with any student. The aggregate liability of the surety
all breaches of the conditions of the bond shall not exceed $10,000. The surety of
may cancel it upon giving 60 days' notice in writing to the board and shall be relieved
liability for any breach of condition occurring after the effective date of cancellation; and
54.26(9) the applicant must, at all times during the term of the license, employ a
54.27designated licensed school manager who maintains a cosmetology salon manager license
Sec. 50. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.30, subdivision 10, is amended to read:
Subd. 10. Discrimination prohibited.
, duly approved under
155A.36 , shall refuse to teach any student, otherwise qualified, on
54.31 account of race, sex, creed, color, citizenship, national origin, or sexual preference must
54.32comply with the Minnesota Human Rights Act under chapter 363A
Sec. 51. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 161.1419, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
Subd. 8. Expiration.
The commission expires on June 30,
Sec. 52. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 211B.37, is amended to read:
55.2211B.37 COSTS ASSESSED.
Except as otherwise provided in section
211B.36, subdivision 3
, the chief
administrative law judge shall assess the cost of considering complaints filed under
as provided in this section. Costs of complaints relating to a statewide ballot
question or an election for a statewide or legislative office must be
assessed against the
55.7 appropriation from the general fund to the general account of the state elections
55.8 account in section
10A.31, subdivision 4 paid from appropriations to the Office of
55.9Administrative Hearings for this purpose
. Costs of complaints relating to any other ballot
question or elective office must be paid from appropriations to the office for this
Sec. 53. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 272.484, is amended to read:
The fee for filing and indexing each notice of lien or certificate or notice affecting
the lien is:
(1) for a lien, certificate of discharge or subordination, and for all other notices,
including a certificate of release or nonattachment filed with the secretary of state,
provided by section
, except that the filing fee charged to the district directors
of internal revenue for filing a federal tax lien is $15
for up to two debtor names and
55.19 $15 for each additional name
(2) for a lien, certificate of discharge or subordination, and for all other notices,
including a certificate of release or nonattachment filed with the county recorder,
for filing a real estate mortgage in the county where filed.
The officer shall bill the district directors of internal revenue or other appropriate
federal officials on a monthly basis for fees for documents filed by them.
Sec. 54. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 303.19, is amended to read:
Application Required filing.
Any foreign corporation whose
certificate of authority to do business in this state shall have been revoked or canceled
file reinstate that authority by filing an annual renewal and the fee required by subdivision
with the secretary of state
an application for reinstatement. Such application shall be
55.31 on forms prescribed by the secretary of state, shall contain all the matters required
55.32 set forth in an original application for a certificate of authority, and such other
55.33 information as may be required by the secretary of state
. If any of the information in the
56.1original application for authority has changed, the foreign corporation must also
56.2amended certificate setting forth the currently accurate information, with the fee
56.3by section 303.21, subdivision 3.
Subd. 2. Fee.
If the certificate of authority was revoked by the secretary of state
pursuant to section
the corporation shall pay to the commissioner of management
56.6 and budget $250 before it may be reinstated.
56.7 If the certificate of authority was canceled or
by a judgment pursuant to section
, the corporation shall pay to the commissioner of management and budget $500
before it may be reinstated.
Subd. 3. Certificate of reinstatement.
Upon the filing of the application and upon
all penalties, fees and charges required by law, not including an initial license
56.12 fee or additional license fees to the extent that they have previously been paid by
56.13 corporation the fees imposed by this section
, the secretary of state shall reinstate the
license of the corporation.
Sec. 55. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 304A.301, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Report required.
No later than 90 days after the conclusion of
56.17 each calendar year Before each April 1
, a public benefit corporation must deliver to the
secretary of state for filing an annual benefit report covering the 12-month period
on December 31 of
that the previous
year and pay a fee of $35 to the secretary of state.
The annual benefit report must state the name of the public benefit corporation, be
by the public benefit corporation's chief executive officer not more than 30 days
report is delivered to the secretary of state for filing, and must be current when
Sec. 56. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 304A.301, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
Subd. 5. Failure to file an annual benefit report.
If a public benefit corporation
fails to file
an, before April 1 of any calendar year, the
annual benefit report
56.26 with this section within 90 days of the date on which an annual benefit report is
56.27required by this section
, the secretary of state shall revoke the corporation's status as a
public benefit corporation under this chapter and must notify the public benefit corporation
of the revocation using the information provided by the corporation pursuant to section
or provided in the articles.
Sec. 57. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 304A.301, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
Subd. 6. Effects of revocation; reinstatement.
(a) A public benefit corporation
that has lost its public benefit corporation status for failure to timely file an
report or by terminating that status pursuant to section 304A.103
is not entitled to the
benefits afforded to a public benefit corporation under this chapter as of the date
revocation or termination and must amend the articles of incorporation to reflect a name
57.4compliant with section 302A.115, but which does not include the corporate designation
57.5provided for in section 304A.101, subdivision 2
(b) Within 30 days of issuance of revocation of public benefit corporation status
the secretary of state, filing a renewal complying with this section and a $500 fee
the secretary of state will reinstate the corporation as a public benefit corporation
this chapter as of the date of revocation.
Sec. 58. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 304A.301, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
57.12 Subd. 8. Failure to change corporate name. The duration of a corporation that has
57.13had public benefit status terminated or revoked and which fails to change the corporate
57.14name as provided in subdivision 6 expires automatically 30 days after termination
57.15revocation of the public benefit corporation status.
Sec. 59. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Attest.
to provide providing any of
(1) an audit or other engagement performed in accordance with the Statements on
Auditing Standards (SAS);
(2) a review of a financial statement performed in accordance with the Statements
Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS);
(3) an examination of prospective financial information performed in accordance
with the Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE);
engagement performed in accordance with
auditing and related the
standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB); and
57.27(5) an examination, review, or agreed-upon procedures engagement performed in
57.28accordance with SSAE, other than an examination described in clause (3)
Sec. 60. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.01, subdivision 12, is amended to read:
Subd. 12. Peer review.
"Peer review" means an independent study, appraisal, or
review of one or more aspects of the professional work of a licensee or CPA firm
issues attest or compilation reports, or the professional work of a person registered
326A.06, paragraph (b)
, by persons who are not affiliated with the licensee or
Sec. 61. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.01, subdivision 13a, is amended to read:
Subd. 13a. Principal place of business.
"Principal place of business" means the
office location designated by the licensee for purposes of substantial equivalency
in this state and in other states
Sec. 62. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.01, subdivision 15, is amended to read:
Subd. 15. Report.
"Report," when used with reference to
financial statements an
58.9attest or compilation service
, means an opinion, report, or other form of language that
states or implies assurance as to the reliability of
any the attested information or compiled
financial statements and that also includes or is accompanied by a statement or implication
that the person or firm issuing it has special knowledge or competence in accounting
auditing. Such a statement or implication of special knowledge or competence may arise
from use by the issuer of the report of names or titles indicating that the person
or firm is an
accountant or auditor, or from the language of the report itself. The term "report"
any form of language that disclaims an opinion when the form of language is conventionally
understood to imply any positive assurance as to the reliability of the attested information
financial statements referred to or special competence on the part of the person
or firm issuing the language. It includes any other form of language that is conventionally
understood to imply such assurance or such special knowledge or competence.
Sec. 63. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.01, subdivision 16, is amended to read:
Subd. 16. State.
"State" means any state of the United States, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern
and Guam; except that "this state" means the state of Minnesota.
Sec. 64. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Officers; proceedings.
The board shall elect one of its
as chair, another as vice-chair, and another as secretary and treasurer. The officers
hold their respective offices for a term of one year and until their successors are
The affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified members of the board, or a majority
a quorum of the board at any meeting duly called, is considered the action of the
The board shall meet at such times and places as may be fixed by the board. Meetings
of the board are subject to chapter 13D. A majority of the board members then in office
constitutes a quorum at any meeting duly called. The board shall retain or arrange
retention of all applications and all documents under oath that are filed with the
also records of its proceedings, and it shall maintain a registry of the names and
of all licensees and registrants under this chapter. In any proceeding in court, civil
criminal, arising out of or founded upon any provision of this chapter, copies of
the proceeding certified as true copies by the board chair or executive director shall
admissible in evidence as tending to prove the contents of the records.
Sec. 65. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.02, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
Subd. 5. Rules.
The board may adopt rules governing its administration and
enforcement of this chapter and the conduct of licensees and persons registered under
326A.06, paragraph (b)
(1) rules governing the board's meetings and the conduct of its business;
(2) rules of procedure governing the conduct of investigations and hearings and
discipline by the board;
(3) rules specifying the educational and experience qualifications required for the
issuance of certificates and the continuing professional education required for renewal
(4) rules of professional conduct directed to controlling the quality and probity
of services by licensees, and dealing among other things with independence, integrity,
and objectivity; competence and technical standards; and responsibilities to the public
and to clients;
(5) rules governing the professional standards applicable to licensees including
adoption of the standards specified in section
326A.01, subdivision 2
, and as developed
for general application by recognized national accountancy organizations such as the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or the Public Company Accounting
59.27(6) rules that incorporate by reference the standards for attesting listed in section
59.28326A.01, subdivision 2, that are consistent with the standards of general applicability
59.29recognized by national accountancy organizations, including the American Institute
59.30Certified Public Accountants and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board;
rules governing the manner and circumstances of use of the titles "certified
public accountant," "CPA," "registered accounting practitioner," and "RAP";
rules regarding peer review that may be required to be performed under
provisions of this chapter;
rules on substantial equivalence to implement section
rules regarding the conduct of the certified public accountant examination;
rules regarding the issuance and renewals of certificates, permits, and
rules regarding transition provisions to implement this chapter;
rules specifying the educational and experience qualifications for
registration, rules of professional conduct, rules regarding peer review, rules governing
standards for providing services, and rules regarding the conduct and content of
examination for those persons registered under section
326A.06, paragraph (b)
rules regarding fees for examinations, certificate issuance and renewal,
firm permits, registrations under section
326A.06, paragraph (b)
, notifications made under
, and late processing fees; and
upon any change to this chapter, if the board determines a change in
Minnesota Rules is required, the board may initiate the expedited process under section
up to one year after the effective date of the change to this chapter.
Sec. 66. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. General.
The board shall grant or renew permits to practice as
a CPA firm to entities that make application and demonstrate their qualifications
accordance with this section.
(a) The following must hold a permit issued under this section:
(1) any firm with an office in this state performing attest services as defined in
326A.01, subdivision 2
(2) to the extent required by section
, paragraph (k), any firm with an office
in this state performing compilation services as defined in section
326A.01, subdivision 6
(3) any firm with an office in this state that uses the title "CPA" or "CPA firm";
(4) any firm that does not have an office in this state but performs attest services
as described in section
326A.01, subdivision 2
, paragraph (1), (3), or (4), for a client
having its headquarters in this state.
(b) A firm possessing a valid permit from another state which does not have an office
in this state may perform services described in section
326A.01, subdivision 2
, clause (2)
, or subdivision 6, for a client having its headquarters in this state and may use
title "CPA" or "CPA firm" without a permit issued under this section only if:
(1) it has the qualifications described in subdivision 3, paragraph (b);
(2) as a condition to the renewal of the firm's permit issued by the other state,
state requires a peer review which contains the requirements equivalent to subdivision
paragraphs (a) and (e); and
(3) it performs the services through an individual who has been granted practice
privileges under section
(c) A firm possessing a valid permit from another state that does not have an office
in this state and which is not subject to the requirements of paragraph (a), clause
(b), may perform other professional services while using the title "CPA" or "CPA firm"
this state without a permit issued under this section only if the firm:
(1) has the qualifications described in subdivision 3, paragraph (b);
(2) performs the services through an individual who has been granted practice
privileges under section
(3) can lawfully perform the services in the state where the individuals with practice
privileges have their principal place of business.
Sec. 67. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.05, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Qualifications.
(a) An applicant for initial issuance or renewal of a permit
to practice under this section shall comply with the requirements in this subdivision.
(b) Notwithstanding chapter 319B or any other provision of law, a simple majority
of the ownership of the firm, in terms of financial interests and voting rights of
officers, shareholders, members, or managers, must belong to holders of certificates
are licensed in some state, and the partners, officers, shareholders, members, or
whose principal place of business is in this state, and who perform professional services
this state, must hold valid certificates issued under section
or the corresponding
provision of prior law. Although firms may include nonlicensee owners, the firm and
its ownership must comply with rules adopted by the board. The firm shall register
nonlicensee owners with the state board as set forth by rule. An individual who has
granted practice privileges under section
and who performs services for which
a firm permit is required under section
326A.14, subdivision 1
, paragraph (d), is not
required to obtain a certificate from the board under section
(c) A CPA firm may include nonlicensee owners provided that:
(1) the firm designates a licensee of this state, or in the case of a firm that must
have a permit according to section
326A.14, subdivision 1
, paragraph (d), a licensee of
another state who meets the requirements in section
326A.14, subdivision 1
(a) or (b), who is responsible for the proper registration of the firm and identifies
individual to the board;
(2) all nonlicensee owners are persons of good moral character and are active
individual participants in the CPA firm or affiliated entities; and
(3) the firm complies with other requirements imposed by the board in rule.
(d) An individual licensee and any individual granted practice privileges under
who is responsible for supervising attest or compilation services and
signs or authorizes someone to sign the accountant's report
on the financial statements
on behalf of the firm, shall meet the competency requirements set out in the professional
standards for such services.
(e) An individual licensee and any individual granted practice privileges under section
who signs or authorizes someone to sign the accountants' report
on the financial
on behalf of the firm shall meet the competency requirement of paragraph (d).
Sec. 68. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.08, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
Subd. 7. Violation; penalties; costs of proceeding.
(a) The board may impose
a civil penalty not to exceed
per violation upon a person or a firm that
violates an order, statute, or rule that the board has issued or is empowered to enforce.
(b) The board may, in addition, impose a fee to reimburse the board for all or
part of the cost of the proceedings, including reasonable investigative costs, resulting
in disciplinary or corrective action authorized by this section, the imposition of
penalties, or the issuance of a cease and desist order. The fee may be imposed when
board shows that the position of the person or firm that violates a statute, rule,
that the board has issued or is empowered to enforce is not substantially justified,
special circumstances make an award unjust, notwithstanding the provisions of Minnesota
Rules, part 1400.8401. The costs include, but are not limited to, the amount paid
board for services from the office of administrative hearings, attorney and reasonable
investigative fees, court reporters, witnesses, reproduction of records, board members'
diem compensation, board staff time, and expense incurred by board members and staff.
Sec. 69. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326A.10, is amended to read:
62.25326A.10 UNLAWFUL ACTS.
(a) Only a licensee and individuals who have been granted practice privileges
may issue a report on financial statements of any person, firm,
organization, or governmental unit that results from providing attest services, or
render or render any attest service. Only a certified public accountant, an individual
has been granted practice privileges under section
, a CPA firm, or, to the extent
permitted by board rule, a person registered under section
326A.06, paragraph (b)
issue a report on financial statements of any person, firm, organization, or governmental
unit that results from providing compilation services or offer to render or render
compilation service. These restrictions do not prohibit any act of a public official
public employee in the performance of that person's duties or prohibit the performance
by any nonlicensee of other services involving the use of accounting skills, including
the preparation of tax returns, management advisory services, and the preparation
financial statements without the issuance of reports on them. Nonlicensees may prepare
financial statements and issue nonattest transmittals or information on them which
purport to be in compliance with the Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review
Services (SSARS). Nonlicensees registered under section
326A.06, paragraph (b)
to the extent permitted by board rule, prepare financial statements and issue nonattest
transmittals or information on them.
(b) Licensees and individuals who have been granted practice privileges under
performing attest or compilation services must provide those services in
accordance with professional standards. To the extent permitted by board rule, registered
accounting practitioners performing compilation services must provide those services
accordance with standards specified in board rule.
(c) A person who does not hold a valid certificate issued under section
or a practice privilege granted under section
shall not use or assume the title
"certified public accountant," the abbreviation "CPA," or any other title, designation,
words, letters, abbreviation, sign, card, or device tending to indicate that the person
certified public accountant.
(d) A firm shall not provide attest services or assume or use the title "certified
accountants," the abbreviation "CPA's," or any other title, designation, words, letters,
abbreviation, sign, card, or device tending to indicate that the firm is a CPA firm
(1) the firm has complied with section
, and (2) ownership of the firm is in
accordance with this chapter and rules adopted by the board.
(e) A person or firm that does not hold a valid certificate or permit issued under
or has not otherwise complied with section
as required in this chapter shall not assume or use the title "certified accountant,"
"chartered accountant," "enrolled accountant," "licensed accountant," "registered
accountant," "accredited accountant," "accounting practitioner," "public accountant,"
"licensed public accountant," or any other title or designation likely to be confused
with the title "certified public accountant," or use any of the abbreviations "CA,"
"RA," "AA," "PA," "AP," "LPA," or similar abbreviation likely to be confused with
abbreviation "CPA." The title "enrolled agent" or "EA" may only be used by individuals
so designated by the Internal Revenue Service.
(f) Persons registered under section
326A.06, paragraph (b)
, may use the title
"registered accounting practitioner" or the abbreviation "RAP." A person who does
hold a valid registration under section
326A.06, paragraph (b)
, shall not assume or use
such title or abbreviation.
(g) Except to the extent permitted in paragraph (a), nonlicensees may not use
language in any statement relating to the financial affairs of a person or entity
conventionally used by licensees in reports on financial statements or on an attest service
In this regard, the board shall issue by rule safe harbor language that nonlicensees
use in connection with such financial information. A person or firm that does not
valid certificate or permit, or a registration issued under section
64.9326A.06, paragraph (b)
, or has not otherwise complied with section
as required in this chapter shall not assume or use any title or designation that
word "accountant" or "accounting" in connection with any other language, including
language of a report, that implies that the person or firm holds such a certificate,
or registration or has special competence as an accountant. A person or firm that
not hold a valid certificate or permit issued under section
or has not
otherwise complied with section
as required in this chapter shall not
assume or use any title or designation that includes the word "auditor" in connection
any other language, including the language of a report, that implies that the person
holds such a certificate or permit or has special competence as an auditor. However,
this paragraph does not prohibit any officer, partner, member, manager, or employee
any firm or organization from affixing that person's own signature to any statement
reference to the financial affairs of such firm or organization with any wording designating
the position, title, or office that the person holds, nor prohibit any act of a public
employee in the performance of the person's duties as such.
(h)(1) No person holding a certificate or registration or firm holding a permit under
this chapter shall use a professional or firm name or designation that is misleading
the legal form of the firm, or about the persons who are partners, officers, members,
managers, or shareholders of the firm, or about any other matter. However, names of
or more former partners, members, managers, or shareholders may be included in the
name of a firm or its successor.
(2) A common brand name or network name part, including common initials, used
by a CPA firm in its name, is not misleading if the firm is a network firm as defined
the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Code of Professional
Conduct in effect July 1, 2011, and when offering or rendering services that require
independence under AICPA standards, the firm must comply with the AICPA code's
applicable standards on independence.
(i) Paragraphs (a) to (h) do not apply to a person or firm holding a certification,
designation, degree, or license granted in a foreign country entitling the holder
in the practice of public accountancy or its equivalent in that country, if:
(1) the activities of the person or firm in this state are limited to the provision
professional services to persons or firms who are residents of, governments of, or
entities of the country in which the person holds the entitlement;
(2) the person or firm performs no attest or compilation services and issues no
reports with respect to the
financial statements information
of any other persons, firms, or
governmental units in this state; and
(3) the person or firm does not use in this state any title or designation other than
the one under which the person practices in the foreign country, followed by a translation
of the title or designation into English, if it is in a different language, and by
of the country.
(j) No holder of a certificate issued under section
may perform attest services
through any business form that does not hold a valid permit issued under section
(k) No individual licensee may issue a report in standard form upon a compilation
of financial information through any form of business that does not hold a valid permit
issued under section
, unless the report discloses the name of the business through
which the individual is issuing the report, and the individual:
(1) signs the compilation report identifying the individual as a certified public
(2) meets the competency requirement provided in applicable standards; and
(3) undergoes no less frequently than once every three years, a peer review
conducted in a manner specified by the board in rule, and the review includes verification
that the individual has met the competency requirements set out in professional standards
for such services.
(l) No person registered under section
326A.06, paragraph (b)
, may issue a report
in standard form upon a compilation of financial information unless the board by rule
permits the report and the person:
(1) signs the compilation report identifying the individual as a registered accounting
(2) meets the competency requirements in board rule; and
(3) undergoes no less frequently than once every three years a peer review conducted
in a manner specified by the board in rule, and the review includes verification that
individual has met the competency requirements in board rule.
(m) Nothing in this section prohibits a practicing attorney or firm of attorneys from
preparing or presenting records or documents customarily prepared by an attorney or
of attorneys in connection with the attorney's professional work in the practice of
(n) The board shall adopt rules that place limitations on receipt by a licensee or
person who holds a registration under section
, paragraph (b), of:
(1) contingent fees for professional services performed; and
(2) commissions or referral fees for recommending or referring to a client any
product or service.
(o) Anything in this section to the contrary notwithstanding, it shall not be a violation
of this section for a firm not holding a valid permit under section
and not having
an office in this state to provide its professional services in this state so long
as it complies
with the applicable requirements of section
326A.05, subdivision 1
Sec. 70. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 336A.09, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Procedure.
and written inquiries regarding
information provided by the filing of effective financing statements or lien notices
made at any filing office submitted to the secretary of state
during regular business
hours or, if submitted online, at any time
A filing office receiving an oral or written inquiry shall, upon request The
66.19secretary of state must, upon receiving an inquiry
an oral or facsimile a prompt
response to the inquiry.
A filing office The secretary of state
shall maintain a record of inquiries made
under this section including:
(1) the date of the inquiry;
(2) the name of the debtor inquired about; and
(3) identification of the person making the request for inquiry.
Sec. 71. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 349.16, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:
Subd. 6a. Monthly regulatory fee.
An organization must pay a monthly regulatory
percent of the organization's gross receipts from lawful gambling
conducted each month. The fee must be reported and paid on a monthly basis in a format
as determined by the commissioner of revenue, and remitted to the commissioner of
revenue with the organization's monthly tax return. All monthly regulatory fees received
by the commissioner of revenue under this subdivision must be deposited in the lawful
gambling regulation account in the special revenue fund according to section
Failure to pay the monthly regulatory fees in a timely manner may result in disciplinary
action by the board.
67.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015.
Sec. 72. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 349.161, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
Subd. 4. Fees.
(a) The annual fee for a distributor's license is
(b) The annual fee for a distributor salesperson license is
67.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
67.8and applies to distributor and distributor salesperson licenses with an effective
67.9of July 1, 2015, or later.
Sec. 73. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 349.163, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. License; fee.
The annual fee for a manufacturer's license is
67.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
67.13and applies to manufacturer licenses with an effective date of July 1, 2015, or later.
Sec. 74. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 349.163, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
Subd. 6. Samples of gambling equipment.
(a) The board shall require each
licensed manufacturer to submit to the board one or more samples of each item of
gambling equipment manufactured for use or resale in this state. For purposes of this
subdivision, a manufacturer is also required to submit the applicable version of any
software necessary to operate electronic devices and related systems.
(b) The board shall inspect and test all the equipment, including software and
software upgrades, it deems necessary to determine the equipment's compliance with
and board rules. Samples required under this subdivision must be approved by the board
before the equipment being sampled is shipped into or sold for use or resale in this
The board shall impose a fee of
for each item of gambling equipment that the
manufacturer submits for approval or for which the manufacturer requests approval.
board shall impose a fee of
for each sample of gambling equipment that it tests.
(c) The board may require samples of gambling equipment to be tested by an
independent testing laboratory prior to submission to the board for approval. All
of testing by an independent testing laboratory must be borne by the manufacturer.
independent testing laboratory used by a manufacturer to test samples of gambling
equipment must be approved by the board before the equipment is submitted to the
laboratory for testing.
(d) The board may request the assistance of the commissioner of public safety and
the director of the State Lottery in performing the tests.
68.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
68.4and applies to games submitted for approval on July 1, 2015, or later.
Sec. 75. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 349.166, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Exemptions.
(a) Lawful gambling, with the exception of linked bingo
games, may be conducted by an organization without a license and without complying
349.168, subdivisions 1
349.17, subdivision 4
349.18, subdivision 1
(1) the organization conducts lawful gambling on five or fewer days in a calendar
(2) the organization does not award more than $50,000 in prizes for lawful gambling
in a calendar year;
(3) the organization submits a board-prescribed application and pays a fee of
to the board for each gambling occasion, and receives an exempt permit number
from the board. If the application is postmarked or received less than 30 days before
gambling occasion, the fee is
for that application. The application must include
the date and location of the occasion, the types of lawful gambling to be conducted,
the prizes to be awarded;
(4) the organization notifies the local government unit 30 days before the lawful
gambling occasion, or 60 days for an occasion held in a city of the first class;
(5) the organization purchases all gambling equipment and supplies from a licensed
(6) the organization reports to the board, on a single-page form prescribed by the
board, within 30 days of each gambling occasion, the gross receipts, prizes, expenses,
expenditures of net profits from the occasion, and the identification of the licensed
distributor from whom all gambling equipment was purchased.
(b) If the organization fails to file a timely report as required by paragraph (a),
(6), the board shall not issue any authorization, license, or permit to the organization
conduct lawful gambling on an exempt, excluded, or licensed basis until the report
been filed and the organization may be subject to penalty as determined by the board.
board may refuse to issue any authorization, license, or permit if a report or application
determined to be incomplete or knowingly contains false or inaccurate information.
(c) Merchandise prizes must be valued at their fair market value.
(d) Organizations that qualify to conduct exempt raffles under paragraph (a), are
exempt from section
349.173, paragraph (b)
, clause (2), if the raffle tickets are sold
only in combination with an organization's membership or a ticket for an organization's
membership dinner and are not included with any other raffle conducted under the exempt
(e) Unused pull-tab and tipboard deals must be returned to the distributor within
seven working days after the end of the lawful gambling occasion. The distributor
accept and pay a refund for all returns of unopened and undamaged deals returned under
(f) The organization must maintain all required records of exempt gambling activity
for 3-1/2 years.
69.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
69.11and applies to all permits with an effective date of July 1, 2015, or later.
Sec. 76. [383B.83] LIMITS ON RAILROAD CONDEMNATION POWERS
69.13OVER CERTAIN GOVERNMENTAL PROPERTY INTERESTS.
69.14Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in chapter 117, sections 222.26, 222.27,
69.15222.36, or any other law, the powers of a railroad corporation or a railroad company
69.16or a railroad interest acting as a public service corporation or a common carrier
69.17include the power to exercise eminent domain over a property interest owned by Hennepin
69.18County, the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, or the Hennepin
69.19County Regional Railroad Authority if such governmental power, by resolution of its
69.20governing board, determines based on findings that the public safety or access of
69.21responders would be detrimentally affected by the exercise.
69.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from March 2, 2015,
69.23and applies to any eminent domain action to acquire any property interest of any of
Sec. 77. Laws 2013, chapter 142, article 1, section 10, is amended to read:
|Sec. 10. OFFICE OF
TECHNOLOGY MN.IT SERVICES
During the biennium ending June 30, 2015,
the Office of
Enterprise Technology MN.IT
must not charge fees to a public
noncommercial educational television
broadcast station eligible for funding under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 129D, for
access to the state broadcast infrastructure.
If the access fees not charged to public
noncommercial educational television
broadcast stations total more than $400,000
for the biennium, the office may charge for
access fees in excess of these amounts.
The commissioner of Minnesota management
and budget is authorized to provide cash
flow assistance of up to $110,000,000 from
the special revenue fund or other statutory
general funds as defined in Minnesota
16A.671, subdivision 3
paragraph (a), to the Office of
70.14 Technology MN.IT Services
for the purpose
of managing revenue and expenditure
differences during the initial phases of IT
consolidation. These funds shall be repaid
with interest by
June 30, 2015 the end of the
70.19fiscal year 2015 closing period
70.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 78. Laws 2014, chapter 287, section 25, is amended to read:
Sec. 25. PARKING RAMP; REQUIRED USER FINANCING.
70.23The amount equivalent to
debt service on the design and construction costs allocated
to the parking garage to be located on the block bounded by Sherburne Avenue on the
Park Street on the west, University Avenue on the south, and North Capitol Boulevard
must be user-financed from must be transferred from
parking fees collected and
deposited into the state parking account
and credited to the debt service account for the
70.28 Legislative Office Facility. to the general fund to offset any direct appropriations made to
70.29the senate for debt service payments for the legislative parking garage.
Sec. 79. CAPITOL ROOM NUMBERS.
70.31After the Capitol renovation has been completed, the commissioner of administration
70.32must use the same room numbers on signage to identify legacy rooms that were used
70.33identify the rooms before the Capitol renovation. For purposes of this section, "Capitol
71.1renovation" means the construction project for which funds were appropriated in Laws
71.22013, chapter 136, section 3; "legacy rooms" means any room in the Capitol after Capitol
71.3renovation that has dimensions and a location that are substantially similar to a
71.4within the Capitol that existed before renovation; and "signage" means any posting
71.5surface in the Capitol building.
Sec. 80. IN-LIEU OF RENT EVALUATION.
71.7(a) The commissioner of administration must evaluate and provide recommendations
71.8regarding the base appropriation to the Department of Administration for an in-lieu
71.9payment for space costs of the legislature and veterans organizations, vending operators,
71.10ceremonial space, and statutorily free space in the Capitol building and in other
71.11on the Capitol grounds under the custodial control of the Department of Administration.
71.12(b) By January 15, 2017, the commissioner must report to the chairs and
71.13ranking minority members of the committees and divisions in the senate and the
71.14house of representatives with jurisdiction over the appropriation to the Department
71.15Administration for the in-lieu of rent payment. The report must:
71.16(1) identify the amount and quality of space that will be occupied by the senate,
71.17house of representatives, and veterans organizations, ceremonial space, and statutorily
71.18space, in fiscal years 2018 and 2019, including a comparison to the amount and quality
71.19space occupied by the same tenants in fiscal year 2013;
71.20(2) evaluate and justify the expense components included and assumptions made in
71.21determining lease rates and make comparisons to market rates; and
71.22(3) evaluate whether the base funding for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for the in-lieu
71.23of rent appropriation is justified, and if not, recommend an increase or decrease.
71.24(c) In conducting the evaluation and preparing the report, the commissioner must
71.25consult with the secretary of the senate, the chief clerk of the house of representatives,
71.26commissioner of employment and economic development on behalf of the services for
71.27blind, and the commissioner of veterans affairs on behalf of veterans organizations
71.28space for which the Department of Administration receives an in-lieu of rent appropriation.
Sec. 81. RULEMAKING.
71.30(a) The Board of Cosmetologist Examiners shall adopt rules governing the licensure,
71.31operation, and inspection of mobile salons, including facility requirements; safety
71.32infection control requirements; a process for a salon licensee to notify the board
71.33mobile salon's location and times of operation; requirements for supplying and disposing
71.34of water and waste products; and the scope of personal services to be provided in
72.1salons. The rules must prohibit mobile salons from violating reasonable municipal
72.2restrictions on time and place of operation of a mobile salon within its jurisdiction,
72.3and shall establish penalties, up to and including revocation of a license, for repeated
72.4violations of municipal laws.
72.5(b) The Board of Cosmetologist Examiners shall adopt rules governing the advanced
72.6practice esthetician license, including the educational and training requirements,
72.7practice, and the conditions and process of issuing and renewing the license.
72.8EFFECTIVE DATE.Paragraph (a) of this section is effective the day following
72.9final enactment. Paragraph (b) of this section is effective January 1, 2016, and expires
72.10January 1, 2019.
Sec. 82. POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION CREDIT.
72.12Notwithstanding the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 290.06, subdivision
72.1323, or any other law to the contrary, the political contribution refund does not apply
72.14contributions made after June 30, 2015, and before July 1, 2017.
Sec. 83. STATE AGENCY TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS.
72.16Any appropriation in this chapter for information technology project services and
72.17support is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.0466. If an agency needs ongoing
72.18information technology services as a result of the services and support paid for with
72.19appropriation in this chapter, the agency must enter into an agreement with the Office
72.20MN.IT Services to provide those services. The agreement must require the agency to
72.21the Office of MN.IT Services under rates and mechanisms specified in the agreement.
Sec. 84. EXAMINATION OF COUNTY RECORDS; REPORT.
72.23Consistent with the authority granted under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.971,
72.24the Office of the Legislative Auditor shall report on the efficiency of the examinations
72.25conducted by the state auditor under Minnesota Statutes, section 6.48. The report
72.26forwarded to the house of representatives and senate chairs of legislative committees
72.27jurisdiction over state government finance by January 15, 2016.
Sec. 85. REPORT ON AGENCY CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS.
72.29The chief information officer of MN.IT must report to the legislature by January 15,
72.302016, on reduction in the number of chief information officers (CIOs) in state agencies.
72.31The report must include the number of CIOs on July 1, 2015, the number on January
72.3215, 2016, and plans to reduce that number.
Sec. 86. TRANSITION.
73.2(a) Members of an ethnic council specified in new Minnesota Statutes, section
73.315.0145, on July 1, 2015, continue to serve on the council until the end of their
73.4term. However, if a member of a council has served eight years or more on the council
73.5at any time before December 31, 2015, the term of that member expires December 31,
73.62015. If a council has more members on July 1, 2015, than is provided for by Minnesota
73.7Statutes, section 15.0145, positions on the council shall not be filled until the
73.8a term results in fewer members on the council than provided for in Minnesota Statutes,
73.9section 15.0145. Membership qualifications newly specified in Minnesota Statutes,
73.1015.0145, must be complied with as soon as possible when terms of current members expire.
73.11(b) The Legislative Coordinating Commission must appoint an executive director
73.12for each council no later than November 15, 2015. The authority of the Legislative
73.13Coordinating Commission to recruit and select persons to serve as executive directors
73.14is effective the day following final enactment. An incumbent executive director of
73.15council may apply to be appointed by the Legislative Coordinating Commission but,
73.16not selected, the employment of the incumbent ends when the Legislative Coordinating
73.17Commission appoints a new executive director, or on another date determined by the
73.18Legislative Coordinating Commission. Other council staff are transferred to employment
73.19with the reformulated councils specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 15.0145.
73.20(c) Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039, subdivisions 1 to 6, apply to the ethnic
73.21councils that are reformulated in this act.
Sec. 87. REVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
73.23 Subdivision 1. Cosmetology. The revisor of statutes shall change the word
73.24"sanitation" to "infection control" and the word "lapsed" to "expired" wherever they
73.25appear in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 155A, or Minnesota Rules, chapter 2105 or 2110.
73.26 Subd. 2. County audits. In the next and subsequent edition of Minnesota Statutes,
73.27the Revisor of Statutes shall substitute a reference to section 6.481 for each reference
73.28to section 6.48.
73.29 Subd. 3. Ethnic councils. (a) In the next and subsequent editions of Minnesota
73.30Statutes, the revisor of statutes shall substitute the names of councils as follows
73.31place where the names occur:
73.32(1) Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage, in place of Council on Black
73.34(2) Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs, in place of Council on Affairs of
74.1(b) The revisor of statutes shall change cross-references to sections 3.9223, 3.9225,
74.2and 3.9226, with Minnesota Statutes, section 15.0145, and make changes necessary to
74.3correct punctuation, grammar, or sentence structure.
74.4EFFECTIVE DATE.Subdivision 2 is effective August 1, 2016.
Sec. 88. REPEALER.
74.6(a) Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 3.9223; 3.9225; and 3.9226, subdivisions 1,
74.72, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, are repealed.
74.8(b) Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 6.48; and 375.23, are repealed.
74.9(c) Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 155A.23, subdivision 6, is repealed.
74.11MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 190.19, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:
Subd. 2a. Uses; veterans. (a)
Money appropriated to the Department of Veterans
Affairs from the Minnesota "Support Our Troops" account may be used for:
(1) grants to veterans service organizations;
(2) outreach to underserved veterans;
(3) providing services and programs for veterans and their families;
(4) transfers to the vehicle services account for Gold Star license plates under
74.20(5) grants of up to $100,000 to any organization approved by the commissioner of
74.21veterans affairs for the purpose of supporting and improving the lives of veterans
74.22their families; and
74.23(6) grants to an eligible foundation.
74.24(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "eligible foundation" includes any organization
74.26(1) is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue
74.28(2) is a nonprofit corporation under chapter 317A and the organization's articles
74.29incorporation specify that a purpose of the organization includes (i) providing assistance
74.30to veterans and their families or (ii) enhancing the lives of veterans and their families.
Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 190.19, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Annual report.
The adjutant general and commissioner of veterans affairs
must report by February 1
, 2007, and
to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees and divisions with jurisdiction over military
veterans' affairs on the number, amounts, and use of grants made by
the adjutant general
from the Minnesota "Support Our Troops" account in the previous year.
Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 192.38, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Temporary emergency relief.
If any officer or enlisted member
of the military forces is wounded or otherwise disabled, dies from disease contracted
injuries received, or is killed while in state active service as defined in section
, the officer or member, or in the case of death the officer's or member's
dependent spouse, child, or parent, may be provided with immediate temporary relief
necessary in cases of severe hardship, in an amount to be determined by the adjutant
and approved by the governor or a death gratuity payment equal to the amount allowed for
75.12service members in a federal active service status
. All payments under this subdivision
shall be made from appropriations for
the maintenance of the state military forces
. The adjutant general shall notify the Department of Management and
Budget of any payments made pursuant to this subdivision and the amount of it shall
subtracted from any award made by the Department of Management and Budget.
Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 192.501, is amended by adding a subdivision
75.19 Subd. 1d. Reclassification bonus program. (a) The adjutant general must establish
75.20a program to provide a bonus to eligible members of the Minnesota National Guard who
75.21complete training that results in the award of a new military occupational specialty
75.22Air Force specialty code in specialties that are identified by the adjutant general
75.23necessary for the enhanced readiness of the Minnesota National Guard.
75.24(b) Eligibility for the bonus is limited to a member of the National Guard who:
75.25(1) is serving satisfactorily as determined by the adjutant general;
75.26(2) has 16 or fewer years of services creditable for retirement; and
75.27(3) undergoes military training deemed by the adjutant general as sufficiently
75.28important to the readiness of the National Guard or a unit of the National Guard to
75.29the payment of a bonus in an amount to generally encourage the member's participation
75.30in the training.
75.31The adjutant general may, within the limitations of this paragraph and other applicable
75.32laws, determine additional eligibility criteria for the bonus, and must specify all
75.33criteria in regulations and publish changes as necessary.
76.1(c) The bonus payments must be made on a schedule that is determined and
76.2published in department regulations by the adjutant general.
76.3(d) If a member fails to complete a term of reenlistment or an obligated term of
76.4commissioned service for which a bonus was paid, the adjutant general may seek to
76.5recoup a prorated amount of the bonus as determined by the adjutant general.
Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 197.133, is amended to read:
76.7197.133 DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY AND EXPIRATION OF BOARD OF
If a majority of the board determines that the disposal of the Big Island Veterans
camp or a portion of the camp is in the best interests of Minnesota veterans, or if
is not used solely as a camp for and by disabled and other veterans and their families
operated and maintained in compliance with all state, federal, and local laws, the
may dispose of the property at market value as provided in this section. Before disposing
of the property, the board shall give notice by certified mail to the commissioner
veterans affairs of its decision to dispose of the property. The commissioner shall
the notice in the State Register. Interested governmental agencies have until the
end of the
next legislative session after the notice to appropriate money to purchase the property.
Proceeds realized from the disposal of the property and any assets on hand at
the time of the disposal of the property, must be placed in an irrevocable trust to
for the initiation or maintenance of veterans programs in the state of Minnesota.
must be appointed in the same manner as provided for under Minnesota Statutes 2014,
. The trustees shall consult with the commissioner of veterans affairs to
determine the needs of Minnesota veterans and provide the commissioner with an annual
written report on the trust. The commissioner must approve all expenditures from the
trust. A certified audit of all assets, expenditures, and property must be conducted
to any disposition of any assets under the control of the board. Any board member
would benefit directly or indirectly financially from the sale of this property must
removed by the board and a successor appointed as provided by Minnesota Statutes 2014,
. Upon final disposition of all assets to the trust, the board must disband.
Should the assets of the trust be exhausted, the trust must be terminated.
76.31(c) The trustees appointed under paragraph (b) shall have the exclusive authority
76.32to remove a trustee of the trust established under paragraph (b). A trustee may be
76.33removed at any time without cause upon a majority vote of the trustees with consent
76.34of the commissioner of veterans affairs.
77.1(d) A vacancy in a trusteeship of the trust established under paragraph (b) must
77.2be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original
Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 197.46, is amended to read:
77.5197.46 VETERANS PREFERENCE ACT; REMOVAL FORBIDDEN; RIGHT
Any person whose rights may be in any way prejudiced contrary to any of the
provisions of this section, shall be entitled to a writ of mandamus to remedy the
No person holding a position by appointment or employment in the several counties,
cities, towns, school districts and all other political subdivisions in the state,
who is a
veteran separated from the military service under honorable conditions, shall be removed
from such position or employment except for incompetency or misconduct shown after
hearing, upon due notice, upon stated charges, in writing.
Any veteran who has been notified of the intent to discharge the veteran from an
appointed position or employment pursuant to this section shall be notified in writing
such intent to discharge and of the veteran's right to request a hearing within 60
receipt of the notice of intent to discharge. The failure of a veteran to request
within the provided 60-day period shall constitute a waiver of the right to a hearing.
failure shall also waive all other available legal remedies for reinstatement.
Request for a hearing concerning such a discharge shall be made in writing and
submitted by mail or personal service to the employment office of the concerned employer
or other appropriate office or person. If the veteran requests a hearing under this section,
77.23such written request must also contain the veteran's election to be heard by a civil
77.24board or commission, a merit authority, or a three-person panel as defined in paragraph
77.25(c). If the veteran fails to identify the veteran's election, the governmental subdivision
77.26may select the hearing body.
In all governmental subdivisions having an established civil service board or
commission, or merit system authority, such hearing for removal or discharge shall
held before such civil service board or commission or merit system authority. Where
such civil service board or commission or merit system authority exists, such hearing
shall be held by a board of three persons appointed as follows: one by the governmental
subdivision, one by the veteran, and the third by the two so selected. In the event
the hearing is authorized to be held before a three-person board, the governmental
subdivision's notice of intent to discharge shall state that the veteran must respond
60 days of receipt of the notice of intent to discharge, and provide in writing to
governmental subdivision the name, United States mailing address, and telephone number
of the veteran's selected representative for the three-person board. The failure of
to submit the name, address, and telephone number of the veteran's selected representative
to the governmental subdivision by mail or by personal service within the provided
notice's 60-day period, shall constitute a waiver of the veteran's right to the hearing
other legal remedies available for reinstatement of the veteran's employment position.
the event the two persons selected by the veteran and governmental subdivision do
appoint the third person within ten days after the appointment of the last of the
then the judge of the district court of the county wherein the proceeding is pending,
if there be more than one judge in said county then any judge in chambers, shall have
jurisdiction to appoint, and upon application of either or both of the two so selected
appoint, the third person to the board and the person so appointed by the judge with
two first selected shall constitute the board.
Either the veteran or the governmental subdivision may appeal from the decision
of the board upon the charges to the district court by causing written notice of appeal,
stating the grounds thereof, to be served upon the other party within 15 days after
the decision and by filing the original notice of appeal with proof of service thereof
office of the court administrator of the district court within ten days after service
Nothing in section
or this section shall be construed to apply to the position of
private secretary, superintendent of schools, or one chief deputy of any elected official
or head of a department, or to any person holding a strictly confidential relation
appointing officer. Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the position
teacher. The burden of establishing such relationship shall be upon the appointing
in all proceedings and actions relating thereto.
78.25(e) For disputes heard by a civil service board, the political subdivisions shall
78.26bear all costs associated with the hearing but not including attorney fees for attorneys
78.27representing the veteran. For disputes heard by a three-person panel, all parties
78.28equally all costs associated with the hearing, but not including attorney fees for
78.29representing the veteran. If the veteran prevails in a dispute heard by a civil service
78.30or a three-person panel and the hearing reverses all aspects of discharge, the governmental
78.31subdivision shall pay the veteran's reasonable attorney fees.
All officers, boards, commissions, and employees shall conform to, comply with,
and aid in all proper ways in carrying into effect the provisions of section
section notwithstanding any laws, charter provisions, ordinances or rules to the contrary.
Any willful violation of such sections by officers, officials, or employees is a misdemeanor.
79.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
79.2and applies to all notices of intent to discharge issued on or after that date.
Sec. 7. [197.987] HONOR AND REMEMBER FLAG.
79.4 Subdivision 1. Legislative findings. The legislature of the state of Minnesota finds
79.5and determines that:
79.6(1) since the Revolutionary War, more than 1,000,000 members of the United States
79.7armed forces have paid the ultimate price by sacrificing their lives in active military
79.8service for the United States of America;
79.9(2) the contribution made by those fallen members of the armed forces is deserving
79.10of state and national recognition; and
79.11(3) the Honor and Remember Flag is an appropriate symbol that acknowledges the
79.12selfless sacrifice of those members of the United States armed forces.
79.13 Subd. 2. Designation. The Honor and Remember Flag described in subdivision
79.143 is designated as the symbol of our state's concern and commitment to honoring and
79.15remembering the lives of all members of the United States armed forces who have lost
79.16their lives in the line of duty while serving honorably in active military service
79.17United States armed forces or of a service-connected cause due to or aggravated by
79.18service, as determined by the United States Department of Defense or the United States
79.19Department of Veterans Affairs. This designation is contingent on the flag being available
79.20for purchase at a reasonable price.
79.21 Subd. 3. Description. The Honor and Remember Flag shall conform substantially
79.22to the following description: The Honor and Remember Flag is the same standard
79.23proportions as the flag of the United States of America. Its design contains a red
79.24occupies the top three-quarters and a white field that occupies the bottom quarter
79.25flag. In the center of the red field is a five-pointed, gold star with the top point
79.26near the top of the red field and the two bottom points extending about one-quarter
79.27way into the white field. The gold star has a white border surrounded by a blue border.
79.28Between the two bottom points of the star is a tri-folded American flag displaying
79.29field and some stars, which is the configuration of the American flag presented to
79.30family of the deceased at a military memorial service. At the top of the tri-folded
79.31extending into the center of the gold star, is a stylized, three-part flame, with
one blue part
79.32and two red parts. In the white field below the tri-folded flag, the words "Honor
79.33Remember" are centered. The Honor and Remember Flag is protected by U. S. copyright,
79.34registration number VA0001670661, owned by Honor and Remember, Inc.
80.1 Subd. 4. Suggested days for flag display. (a) The chief administrator of each
80.2governmental building or facility within this state, as defined in paragraph (b),
80.3encouraged to display the Honor and Remember Flag on the following days each year:
80.4(1) Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May;
80.5(2) Flag Day, June 14;
80.6(3) July 2nd and July 3rd, in remembrance of the 262 soldiers of the 1st Regiment
80.7Minnesota Volunteer Infantry who, at the Battle of Gettysburg during the American
80.8War, fought so gallantly and successfully to repulse two major Confederate attacks
80.9main Union line, suffering over 80 percent casualties, thereby turning the battle
80.10war and helping to preserve the Union itself at that pivotal moment in our nation's
80.11(4) July 4th, Independence Day;
80.12(5) the third Friday of September, National POW/MIA Recognition Day;
80.13(6) November 11, Veterans Day;
80.14(7) July 27, Korean War Armistice Day;
80.15(8) March 29, Vietnam Veterans Day; and
80.16(9) any day on which the United States flag is displayed at a governmental building
80.17or facility within this state.
80.18(b) For purposes of this section, "governmental building or facility within this state"
80.19means the following locations:
80.20(1) the Minnesota State Capitol, the Office of the Governor and each other Minnesota
80.21constitutional office, the chambers of the Minnesota Senate and the Minnesota House
80.22Representatives, the Minnesota Judicial Center and each Minnesota District Court House,
80.23any official state of Minnesota veterans memorial, Minnesota veterans home, Minnesota
80.24veterans cemetery, state veterans service centers, and state veterans community-based
80.25outreach centers; and
80.26(2) any appropriate local government building or facility, as determined by the
80.27governing body of that local government.
80.28 Subd. 5. Limitation. This section may not be construed or interpreted to require
80.29any employee to report to work solely for the purpose of providing for the display
80.30Honor and Remember Flag or any other flag.
80.31 Subd. 6. Implementation. If a governmental building or facility within this state
80.32opts to display the Honor and Remember Flag, the chief administrator of that facility
80.33prescribe procedures necessary for the display.
80.34 Subd. 7. Flag donation. Notwithstanding sections 10A.071 and 471.895, any
80.35named public office or public official may accept a donation of one or more Honor
80.36Remember Flags for the purpose of this section.
81.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 198.01, is amended to read:
81.3198.01 VETERANS HOME; ELIGIBILITY OF VETERANS.
The Minnesota veterans homes shall provide nursing care and related health
and social services for veterans and their spouses who meet eligibility and admission
requirements of the Minnesota veterans homes. The commissioner may not close a
81.7veterans home unless closure of the home is specifically authorized or required by
81.8enacted after July 1, 2015.
The word "veteran" as used in this section has the meaning
provided in section
Sec. 9. REPEALER.
81.11Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 197.131; and 197.132, are repealed.
81.13PARI-MUTUEL HORSE RACING
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, subdivision 22, is amended to read:
Subd. 22. Racing season.
"Racing season" means that portion of the calendar
year starting at the beginning of the day of the first live horse race conducted by
licensee and concluding at the end of the day of the last live horse race conducted
the licensee in any year.
For purposes of this chapter, the racing season begins before the first Saturday in
81.20 May and continues for not less than 25 consecutive weeks.
81.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2016.
Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
81.24 Subd. 28. Takeout. "Takeout" means the total amount of money, excluding
81.25breakage, withheld from each pari-mutuel pool, as authorized by statute or rule.
Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
81.28 Subd. 29. Handle "Handle" means the aggregate of all pari-mutuel pools, excluding
81.29refundable wagers or cancellations.
Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
82.3 Subd. 30. Mixed meet. "Mixed meet" means a racing day or series of racing days
82.4on which the racing of more than one breed of horse occurs.
Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
82.7 Subd. 31. Banked. "Banked" means any game of chance that is played with the
82.8house as a participant in the game, where the house takes on all players, collects
82.9losers, and pays all winners, and the house can win.
Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
82.12 Subd. 32. Steward. A "steward" means an official described in section 240.16. The
82.13term steward includes the terms "judge," "chief steward," and "presiding judge," and
82.14applies to stewards and judges of the commission or a class B licensee, but not to
82.15racing officials, such as paddock or placement judges, who are employees or agents
82.16a class B licensee.
Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.011, is amended to read:
82.18240.011 APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR.
The governor shall appoint the director of the Minnesota Racing Commission,
who serves in the unclassified service at the governor's pleasure. The director must
a person qualified by experience
in the administration and regulation of pari-mutuel
82.22 racing and training to possess the skills necessary
to discharge the duties of the director.
The governor must select a director from a list of one or more names submitted by
Minnesota Racing Commission.
Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.03, is amended to read:
82.26240.03 COMMISSION POWERS AND DUTIES.
The commission has the following powers and duties:
(1) to regulate horse racing in Minnesota to ensure that it is conducted in the public
(2) to issue licenses as provided in this chapter;
(3) to enforce all laws and rules governing horse racing;
(4) to collect and distribute all taxes provided for in this chapter;
(5) to conduct necessary investigations and inquiries and to issue subpoenas to
compel the attendance of witnesses and
the submission of information, documents,
records, and other evidence
it deems necessary to carry out its duties;
(6) to supervise the conduct of pari-mutuel betting on horse racing;
(7) to employ and supervise personnel under this chapter;
(8) to determine the number of racing days to be held in the state and at each
(9) to take all necessary steps to ensure the integrity of racing in Minnesota; and
(10) to impose fees on the racing and card playing industries sufficient to recover
operating costs of the commission with the approval of the legislature according to
. Notwithstanding section
, when the legislature is not in session, the
commissioner of management and budget may grant interim approval for any new fees
or adjustments to existing fees that are not statutorily specified, until such time
legislature reconvenes and acts upon the new fees or adjustments. As part of its biennial
budget request, the commission must propose changes to its fees that will be sufficient
recover the operating costs of the commission.
Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.08, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Application. (a)
An application for a class C license must be on a form
the commission prescribes and must be accompanied by an affidavit of qualification
that the applicant:
is not in default in the payment of an obligation or debt to the state under
Laws 1983, chapter 214;
does not have a felony conviction of record in a state or federal court and
does not have a state or federal felony charge pending;
is not and never has been connected with or engaged in an illegal business;
has never been found guilty of fraud or misrepresentation in connection
with racing or breeding;
has never been found guilty of a violation of law or rule relating to horse
racing, pari-mutuel betting or any other form of gambling which is a serious violation
as defined by the commission's rules; and
has never been found to have
a rule or an
order of the
commission or a law or rule
of Minnesota or another jurisdiction
relating to horse
83.33pari-mutuel betting, or any other form of gambling
The application must also contain an irrevocable consent statement, to be signed
by the applicant, which states that suits and actions relating to the subject matter
application or acts or omissions arising from it may be commenced against the applicant
any court of competent jurisdiction in this state by the service on the secretary
of state of
any summons, process, or pleading authorized by the laws of this state. If any summons,
process, or pleading is served upon the secretary of state, it must be by duplicate
One copy must be retained in the Office of the Secretary of State and the other copy
be forwarded immediately by certified mail to the address of the applicant, as shown
the records of the commission.
Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.08, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
Subd. 4. License issuance and renewal.
If the commission determines that
the applicant is qualified for the occupation for which licensing is sought and will
not adversely affect the public health, welfare, and safety or the integrity of racing
Minnesota, it may issue a class C license to the applicant. If it makes a similar
a renewal of a class C license it may renew the license. Class C licenses are effective
84.14 one year. until December 31 of the calendar year for which they are issued. Certain types
84.15of class C licenses, to be determined by the commission, are effective until December
84.16of the third calendar year for which they have been issued.
84.17EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015.
Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.08, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
Subd. 5. Revocation and suspension. (a)
The commission may revoke a class C
license for a violation of law or rule which in the commission's opinion adversely
the integrity of horse racing in Minnesota, the public health, welfare, or safety,
or for an
intentional false statement made in a license application.
The commission may suspend a class C license for up to one year for a violation of
law, order or rule.
The commission may delegate to its designated agents the authority to impose
suspensions of class C licenses, and the revocation or
suspension of a class C license
be appealed to the commission according to its rules.
A license revocation or suspension for more than 90 days is a contested case
of the Administrative Procedure Act and is in addition to
criminal penalties imposed for a violation of law or rule. The commission may summarily
suspend a license for more than 90 days prior to a contested case hearing where it
necessary to ensure the integrity of racing or to protect the public health, welfare, or safety
A contested case hearing must be held within
days of the summary suspension and
the administrative law judge's report must be issued within
days from the close of
the hearing record. In all cases involving summary suspension the commission must
its final decision within 30 days from receipt of the report of the administrative
and subsequent exceptions and argument under section
Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.10, is amended to read:
85.5240.10 LICENSE FEES.
The fee for a class A license is $253,000 per year and must be remitted on July 1.
The fee for a class B license is $500 for each assigned racing day and $100 for each
on which simulcasting is authorized and must be remitted on July 1.
Included herein are
85.9 all days assigned to be conducted after January 1, 2003.
The fee for a class D license is
$50 for each assigned racing day on which racing is actually conducted. Fees imposed
class D licenses must be paid to the commission at a time and in a manner as provided
rule of the commission.
The commission shall by rule establish an annual license fee for each occupation it
licenses under section
but no annual fee for a class C license may exceed $100
85.15EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015.
Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.13, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
Subd. 5. Purses.
(a) From the amounts deducted from all pari-mutuel pools by a
licensee, an amount equal to not less than the following percentages of all money
pools must be set aside by the licensee and used for purses for races conducted by
licensee, provided that a licensee may agree by contract with an organization representing
a majority of the horsepersons racing the breed involved to set aside amounts in addition
to the following percentages, if the contract is in writing and filed with the commission
(1) for live races conducted at a class A facility,
and for races that are part of full
85.24 racing card simulcasting that takes place within the time period of the live races,
percent of handle
(2) for simulcasts conducted during the racing season other than as provided for in
85.27 clause (1), 50 percent of the takeout remaining after deduction for taxes on pari-mutuel
85.28 pools, payment to the breeders fund, and payment to the sending out-of-state racetrack
85.29 receipt of the signal; and
85.30 (3) (2)
for simulcasts conducted
outside of the racing season, 25 any day a class A
85.31facility is licensed, not less than 37
percent of the takeout remaining after deduction for the
state pari-mutuel tax, payment to the breeders fund, and
payment to the sending out-of-state
racetrack for receipt of the signal
and, before January 1, 2005, a further deduction of
86.1 eight percent of all money in all pools. In the event that wagering on simulcasts
86.2 of the racing season exceeds $125 million in any calendar year, the amount set aside
86.3 purses by this formula is increased to 30 percent on amounts between $125,000,000
86.4 $150,000,000 wagered; 40 percent on amounts between $150,000,000 and $175,000,000
86.5 wagered; and 50 percent on amounts in excess of $175,000,000 wagered. In lieu of
86.6 the eight percent deduction, A deduction as agreed to between the licensee and the
86.7 horsepersons' organization representing the majority of horsepersons racing at the
86.8 class A facility during the preceding 12 months, is allowed after December 31, 2004
The commission may by rule provide for the administration and enforcement of
this subdivision. The deductions for payment to the sending out-of-state racetrack
be actual, except that when there exists any overlap of ownership, control, or interest
between the sending out-of-state racetrack and the receiving licensee, the deduction
must not be greater than three percent unless agreed to between the licensee and the
horsepersons' organization representing the majority of horsepersons racing the breed
racing the majority of races during the existing racing meeting or, if outside of
season, during the most recent racing meeting.
In lieu of the amount the licensee must pay to the commission for deposit in the
86.18 Minnesota breeders fund under section
240.15, subdivision 1 ,
The licensee shall pay to the
86.19commission for deposit in the Minnesota breeders fund
5-1/2 percent of the takeout from
all pari-mutuel pools generated by wagering at the licensee's facility on
full racing card
simulcasts of races not conducted in this state.
(b) From the money set aside for purses, the licensee shall pay to the horseperson's
organization representing the majority of the horsepersons racing the breed involved
and contracting with the licensee with respect to purses and the conduct of the racing
meetings and providing representation to its members
, an amount as may be determined
86.26by agreement by the licensee and the horsepersons' organization sufficient to provide
benevolent programs, benefits, and services for horsepersons and their on-track employees
86.28 an amount, sufficient to perform these services, as may be determined by agreement
86.29 the licensee and the horseperson's organization
. The amount paid may be deducted only
from the money set aside for purses to be paid in races for the breed represented
horseperson's organization. With respect to racing meetings where more than one breed
is racing, the licensee may contract independently with the horseperson's organization
representing each breed racing.
(c) Notwithstanding sections
, a horseperson's organization
representing the majority of the horsepersons racing a breed at a meeting, and the
thereof, may agree to withhold horses during a meeting.
(d) Money set aside for purses from wagering, during the racing season, on
87.2 simulcasts must be used for purses for live races conducted at the licensee's class
87.3 during the same racing season, over and above the 8.4 percent purse requirement or
87.4 higher requirement to which the parties agree, for races conducted in this state.
87.5 set aside for purses from wagering, outside of the racing season, on simulcasts must
87.6 for purses for live races conducted at the licensee's class A facility during the next racing
87.7 season, over and above the 8.4 percent purse requirement or any higher requirement
87.8 which the parties agree, for races conducted in this state.
87.9 (e) (d)
Money set aside for purses from wagering on simulcasts must be used for
purses for live races involving the same breed involved in the simulcast except that
set aside for purses and payments to the breeders fund from wagering on
full racing card
simulcasts of races not conducted in this state, occurring during a live mixed meet,
be allotted to the purses and breeders fund for each breed participating in the mixed
87.14as agreed upon by the breed organizations participating in the live mixed meet. The
87.15agreement shall be in writing and filed with the commission prior to the first day
of the live
87.16mixed meet. In the absence of a written agreement filed with the commission, the money
87.17set aside for purses and payments to the breeders fund from wagering on simulcasts,
87.18occurring during a live mixed meet, shall be allotted to each breed participating
in the live
in the same proportion that the number of live races run by each breed bears
to the total number of live races conducted during the period of the mixed meet.
The allocation of money set aside for purses to particular racing meets may be
adjusted, relative to overpayments and underpayments, by contract between the licensee
and the horsepersons' organization representing the majority of horsepersons racing
breed involved at the licensee's facility.
Subject to the provisions of this chapter, money set aside from pari-mutuel
pools for purses must be for the breed involved in the race that generated the pool,
that if the breed involved in the race generating the pari-mutuel pool is not racing
current racing meeting, or has not raced within the preceding 12 months at the licensee's
class A facility, money set aside for purses may be distributed proportionately to
breeds that have run during the preceding 12 months or paid to the commission and
used for purses or to promote racing for the breed involved in the race generating
pari-mutuel pool, or both, in a manner prescribed by the commission.
This subdivision does not apply to a class D licensee.
87.34EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2016.
Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.13, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
Subd. 6. Simulcasting.
(a) The commission may permit an authorized licensee to
conduct simulcasting at the licensee's facility on any day authorized by the commission.
All simulcasts must comply with the Interstate Horse Racing Act of 1978, United States
Code, title 15, sections 3001 to 3007.
(b) The commission may not authorize any day for simulcasting at a class A facility
during the racing season, and a licensee may not be allowed to transmit out-of-state
telecasts of races the licensee conducts, unless the licensee has obtained the approval
the horsepersons' organization representing the majority of the horsepersons racing
breed involved at the licensed racetrack during the preceding 12 months. In the case
a class A facility licensed under section
240.06, subdivision 5a
, the approval applicable
to the first year of the racetrack's operation may be obtained from the horsepersons'
organization that represents the majority of horsepersons who will race the breed
at the licensed racetrack during the first year of the racetrack's operation.
(c) The licensee may pay fees and costs to an entity transmitting a telecast of a
race to the licensee for purposes of conducting pari-mutuel wagering on the race.
licensee may deduct fees and costs related to the receipt of televised transmissions
pari-mutuel pool on the televised race, provided that one-half of any amount recouped
this manner must be added to the amounts required to be set aside for purses.
(d) With the approval of the commission and subject to the provisions of this
subdivision, a licensee may transmit telecasts of races it conducts, for wagering
to locations outside the state, and the commission may allow this to be done on a
commingled pool basis.
(e) Except as otherwise provided in this section, simulcasting may be conducted on
pool basis or, with the approval of the commission, on a
pool basis. All provisions of law governing pari-mutuel betting apply to
simulcasting except as otherwise provided in this subdivision or in the commission's
rules. If pools are commingled, wagering at the licensed facility must be on equipment
electronically linked with the equipment at the licensee's class A facility or with
sending racetrack via the totalizator computer at the licensee's class A facility.
the approval of the commission, the types of betting, takeout, and distribution of
on commingled pari-mutuel pools are those in effect at the sending racetrack. Breakage
for pari-mutuel pools on a televised race must be calculated in accordance with the
rules governing the sending racetrack for these pools, and must be distributed in
agreed to between the licensee and the sending racetrack. Notwithstanding subdivision
240.15, subdivision 5
, the commission may approve procedures governing the
definition and disposition of unclaimed tickets that are consistent with the law and
governing unclaimed tickets at the sending racetrack. For the purposes of this section,
"sending racetrack" is either the racetrack outside of this state where the horse
conducted or, with the consent of the racetrack, an alternative facility that serves
racetrack for the purpose of commingling pools.
(f) Except as otherwise provided in section
240.06, subdivision 5b
, paragraph (2),
if there is more than one class B licensee conducting racing within the seven-county
metropolitan area, simulcasting may be conducted only on races run by a breed that
the licensee's class A facility within the 12 months preceding the event.
Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.135, is amended to read:
89.10240.135 CARD CLUB REVENUE.
(a) From the amounts received from charges authorized under section
, the licensee shall set aside the amounts specified in this section to be
used for purse payments. These amounts are in addition to the breeders fund and purse
requirements set forth elsewhere in this chapter.
(1) For amounts between zero and $6,000,000, the licensee shall set aside not less
ten percent to be used as purses.
(2) For amounts in excess of $6,000,000, the licensee shall set aside not less than
14 percent to be used as purses.
(b) From all amounts set aside under paragraph (a), the licensee shall set aside
ten percent to be deposited in the breeders fund.
The licensee and the horseperson's
89.21 organization representing the majority of horsepersons who have raced at the racetrack
89.22 during the preceding 12 months may negotiate percentages different from those stated
89.23 this section if the agreement is in writing and filed with the Racing Commission.
(c) It is the intent of the legislature that the proceeds of the card playing activities
authorized by this chapter be used to improve the horse racing industry by improving
89.26The licensee and the horseperson's organization representing the majority of horsepersons
89.27who have raced at the racetrack during the preceding 12 months may negotiate percentages
89.28that exceed those stated in this section if the agreement is in writing and filed
The commission shall annually review the financial details of card playing
activities and determine if the present use of card playing proceeds is consistent
policy established by this paragraph. If the commission determines that the use of
proceeds does not comply with the policy set forth herein, then the commission shall
the parties to make the changes necessary to ensure compliance. If these changes require
legislation, the commission shall make the appropriate recommendations to the legislature.
Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.15, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Taxes imposed.
(a) There is imposed a tax at the rate of six percent
of the amount in excess of $12,000,000 annually withheld from all pari-mutuel pools
the licensee, including breakage and amounts withheld under section
. For the purpose of this subdivision, "annually" is the period from July 1 to June
the next year.
In addition to the above tax, the licensee must designate and pay to the commission
a tax of one percent of the
total amount bet on each racing day handle for live races
90.9conducted at a class A facility
, for deposit in the Minnesota breeders fund.
The taxes imposed by this clause must be paid from the amounts permitted to be
withheld by a licensee under section
240.13, subdivision 4
(b) The commission may impose an admissions tax of not more than ten cents on
each paid admission at a licensed racetrack on a racing day if:
(1) the tax is requested by a local unit of government within whose borders the
track is located;
(2) a public hearing is held on the request; and
(3) the commission finds that the local unit of government requesting the tax is in
need of its revenue to meet extraordinary expenses caused by the racetrack.
Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.15, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
Subd. 6. Disposition of proceeds; account.
The commission shall distribute all
money received under this section, and all money received from license fees and fines
collects, according to this subdivision. All money designated for deposit in the Minnesota
breeders fund must be paid into that fund for distribution under section
all money generated by
full racing card
simulcasts must be distributed as provided in
240.18, subdivisions 2, paragraph (d)
, clauses (1), (2), and (3); and 3. Revenue
from an admissions tax imposed under subdivision 1 must be paid to the local unit
government at whose request it was imposed, at times and in a manner the commission
determines. Taxes received under this section and fines collected under section
must be paid to the commissioner of management and budget for deposit in the general
fund. All revenues from licenses and other fees imposed by the commission must be
deposited in the state treasury and credited to a racing and card playing regulation
in the special revenue fund. Receipts in this account are available for the operations
commission up to the amount authorized in biennial appropriations from the legislature.
Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.16, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Powers and duties.
All horse races run at a licensed racetrack must
be presided over by a board of three stewards, who must be appointees of the commission
persons approved by it. The commission shall designate one steward as chair. At least
stewards for all races either shall be employees of the commission who shall serve
unclassified service, or shall be under contract with the commission to serve as stewards.
The commission may delegate the following duties and powers to a board of stewards:
(a) to ensure that races are run in accordance with the commission's rules;
(b) to supervise the conduct of racing to ensure the integrity of the sport;
(c) to settle disputes arising from the running of horse races, and to certify official
(d) to impose on licensees, for violation of law or commission rules, fines not
and license suspensions not exceeding 90 days;
(e) to recommend to the commission where warranted penalties in excess of those
in clause (d);
(f) to otherwise enforce the laws and rules of racing; and
(g) to perform other duties and have other powers assigned by the commission.
Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.22, is amended to read:
The commission shall by rule establish a graduated schedule of civil fines for
violations of laws related to horse racing or of the commission's rules. The schedule
must include minimum and maximum fines for each violation and be based on and
reflect the culpability, frequency and severity of the violator's actions. The commission
may impose a fine from this schedule on a licensee for a violation of those rules
relating to horse racing. The fine is in addition to any criminal penalty imposed
same violation. Fines imposed by the commission must be paid to the commission and
91.26except as provided in paragraph (b),
forwarded to the commissioner of management and
budget for deposit in the general fund. A fine in excess of
is a contested
case under the Administrative Procedure Act.
91.29(b) If the commission is the prevailing party in a contested case proceeding, the
91.30commission may recover, from amounts to be forwarded under paragraph (a), reasonable
91.31attorney fees and costs associated with the contested case.
91.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2016.
Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.23, is amended to read:
92.1240.23 RULEMAKING AUTHORITY.
The commission has the authority, in addition to all other rulemaking authority
granted elsewhere in this chapter to promulgate rules governing:
(a) the conduct of horse races held at licensed racetracks in Minnesota, including
not limited to the rules of racing, standards of entry, operation of claiming races,
handling of objections, carrying of weights, and declaration of official results;
wire wired and wireless
communications between the premises of a licensed
racetrack and any place outside the premises;
(c) information on horse races which is sold on the premises of a licensed racetrack;
(d) liability insurance which it may require of all class A, class B, and class D
(e) the auditing of the books and records of a licensee by an auditor employed
or appointed by the commission;
(f) emergency action plans maintained by licensed racetracks and their periodic
(g) safety, security, and sanitation of stabling facilities at licensed racetracks;
(h) entry fees and other funds received by a licensee in the course of conducting
racing which the commission determines must be placed in escrow accounts;
(i) affirmative action in employment and contracting by class A, class B, and class
92.21(j) procedures for the sampling and testing of any horse that is eligible to race
92.22Minnesota for substances or practices that are prohibited by law or rule; and
92.23 (j) (k)
any other aspect of horse racing or pari-mutuel betting which in its opinion
affects the integrity of racing or the public health, welfare, or safety.
Rules of the commission are subject to chapter 14, the Administrative Procedure Act.
92.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 364.09, is amended to read:
(a) This chapter does not apply to the licensing process for peace officers; to law
enforcement agencies as defined in section
626.84, subdivision 1
, paragraph (f); to fire
protection agencies; to eligibility for a private detective or protective agent license;
licensing and background study process under chapters 245A and 245C; to the licensing
92.33and background investigation process under chapter 240;
to eligibility for school bus
driver endorsements; to eligibility for special transportation service endorsements;
eligibility for a commercial driver training instructor license, which is governed
and rules adopted under that section; to emergency medical services personnel, or
to the licensing by political subdivisions of taxicab drivers, if the applicant for
has been discharged from sentence for a conviction within the ten years immediately
preceding application of a violation of any of the following:
, subdivision 2 or 3; or Minnesota Statutes 2012, section
(2) any provision of chapter 152 that is punishable by a maximum sentence of
15 years or more; or
(3) a violation of chapter 169 or 169A involving driving under the influence, leaving
the scene of an accident, or reckless or careless driving.
This chapter also shall not apply to eligibility for juvenile corrections employment,
the offense involved child physical or sexual abuse or criminal sexual conduct.
(b) This chapter does not apply to a school district or to eligibility for a license
issued or renewed by the Board of Teaching or the commissioner of education.
(c) Nothing in this section precludes the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers
Training Board or the state fire marshal from recommending policies set forth in this
chapter to the attorney general for adoption in the attorney general's discretion
to apply to
law enforcement or fire protection agencies.
(d) This chapter does not apply to a license to practice medicine that has been denied
or revoked by the Board of Medical Practice pursuant to section
147.091, subdivision 1a
(e) This chapter does not apply to any person who has been denied a license to
practice chiropractic or whose license to practice chiropractic has been revoked by
board in accordance with section
148.10, subdivision 7
(f) This chapter does not apply to any license, registration, or permit that has
been denied or revoked by the Board of Nursing in accordance with section
(g) This chapter does not supersede a requirement under law to conduct a criminal
history background investigation or consider criminal history records in hiring for
particular types of employment.
Sec. 22. REVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
93.32(a) The revisor of statutes shall renumber the subdivisions in Minnesota Statutes,
93.33section 240.01, to put the definitions contained in that section in alphabetical order.
93.34(b) The revisor of statutes shall correct any cross-references in Minnesota Statutes
93.35and Minnesota Rules as a result of the renumbering in paragraph (a).
Sec. 23. REPEALER.
94.2Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.01, subdivisions 12 and 23, are repealed.
Delete the title and insert:
relating to the operation of state government; appropriating money for the
legislature, governor's office, state auditor, attorney general, secretary of state,
certain agencies, boards, councils, retirement funds, military affairs, and veterans
affairs; cancellation of certain appropriations; requiring general incentive
proposals for review by the legislative auditor; allowing counties to elect to have
an audit conducted by a CPA firm; changing the signature requirement for phone
records of certain public officials; creating three ethnic councils; allowing prepay
for certain software and information technology hosting services; changing
provisions on report on budget reserve percentage; providing reimbursement for
reasonable accommodation; modifying grant agreement provisions; making
changes to guaranteed energy-savings program, small business requirements,
and veteran-owned small businesses; establishing healthy eating, here at home
program; establishing expedited and temporary licensing for former and current
members of the military for certain occupations; changing certain provisions
governing cosmetology; assessing certain costs for Office of Administrative
Hearings; requirements for reinstatement of a foreign corporation; making
changes to provisions governing public benefit corporations; modifying
provisions for accountants; changing certain requirements for corporations;
modifying gambling provisions; limiting railroad condemnation powers in
certain interests; modifying debt service provision for legislative parking garage;
requiring some room numbers on signage in the Capitol to identify legacy
rooms; providing in-lieu of rent evaluation; allowing board of cosmetology to
adopt rules; specifying political contribution credit; specifying state agency
technology projects; requiring the legislative auditor to evaluate the efficacy
of the state auditor's examinations; requiring a report on reduction of chief
information officers in state agencies; making changes to provisions governing
military and veterans affairs; changing provisions governing pari-mutuel horse
racing; setting certain fees; requiring reports;amending Minnesota Statutes 2014,
sections 3.8843, subdivision 5; 10.43; 16A.065; 16A.152, subdivision 8; 16B.97,
subdivision 1; 16B.98, subdivisions 1, 11; 16C.144; 16C.16, subdivisions
2, 6a, by adding a subdivision; 16C.19; 148.57, by adding a subdivision;
148.624, subdivision 5; 148B.33, by adding a subdivision; 148B.53, by adding
a subdivision; 148B.5301, by adding a subdivision; 148F.025, by adding a
subdivision; 153.16, subdivisions 1, 4; 154.003; 154.11, subdivision 3; 155A.21;
155A.23, subdivision 8, by adding subdivisions; 155A.24, subdivision 2;
155A.25, subdivisions 1a, 5, by adding subdivisions; 155A.27, subdivisions 1, 2,
5a; 155A.271; 155A.29, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 155A.30,
subdivisions 5, 10; 161.1419, subdivision 8; 190.19, subdivisions 2a, 3; 192.38,
subdivision 1; 192.501, by adding a subdivision; 197.133; 197.46; 198.01;
211B.37; 240.01, subdivision 22, by adding subdivisions; 240.011; 240.03;
240.08, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; 240.10; 240.13, subdivisions 5, 6; 240.135; 240.15,
subdivisions 1, 6; 240.16, subdivision 1; 240.22; 240.23; 272.484; 303.19;
304A.301, subdivisions 1, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision; 326A.01, subdivisions
2, 12, 13a, 15, 16; 326A.02, subdivisions 3, 5; 326A.05, subdivisions 1, 3;
326A.08, subdivision 7; 326A.10; 336A.09, subdivision 1; 349.16, subdivision
6a; 349.161, subdivision 4; 349.163, subdivisions 2, 6; 349.166, subdivision 2;
364.09; Laws 2013, chapter 142, article 1, section 10; Laws 2014, chapter 287,
section 25; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 3; 6;
15; 16B; 138; 197; 383B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 3.9223;
3.9225; 3.9226, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; 6.48; 155A.23, subdivision 6;
197.131; 197.132; 240.01, subdivisions 12, 23; 375.23."
|We request the adoption of this report and repassage of the bill.
||Sandra L. Pappas
||Melissa H. Wiklund
|James P. Metzen