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SF 993

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/26/2021 10:12am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; providing for disposition of contested case hearings
by the Office of Administrative Hearings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020,
section 14.57.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 14.57, is amended to read:


14.57 INITIATION; DECISION; AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE.

(a) An agency shall initiate a contested case proceeding when one is required by law.
deleted text begin Unless otherwise provided by law,deleted text end An agency shall deleted text begindecidedeleted text endnew text begin submitnew text end a contested case deleted text beginonlydeleted text endnew text begin to
the Office of Administrative Hearings for disposition
new text end in accordance with the contested case
procedures of the Administrative Procedure Act. Upon initiation of a contested case
proceeding, deleted text beginan agency may, by order, provide thatdeleted text end the report or order of the administrative
law judge constitutes the final decision in the case.

(b) As an alternative to initiating or continuing with a contested case proceeding, the
parties, subsequent to agency approval, may enter into a written agreement to submit the
issues raised to arbitration by an administrative law judge according to sections 572B.01
to 572B.31.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2021, and applies to contested
cases initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2022, the revisor of statutes shall present a bill to the legislature to make
the conforming statutory changes to incorporate the contested case procedures under section
1.
new text end