as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/24/2019 02:59pm
A bill for an act
relating to state government; requiring inflation adjustments to budget forecasts;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16A.103, subdivisions 1a, 1b.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16A.103, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:
The forecast must assume the continuation of current
laws and reasonable estimates of projected growth in the national and state economies and
affected populations. Revenue must be estimated for all sources provided for in current law.
Expenditures must be estimated for all obligations imposed by law and those projected to
occur as a result of new text beginnew text endvariables outside the control of the legislature. deleted text beginExpenditure
estimates must not include an allowance for inflation.
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Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16A.103, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:
In determining new text beginnew text endthe amount of state bonding as it affects debt service, the calculation of investment
income, and the other variables to be included in the expenditure part of the forecast, the
commissioner must consult with the chairs and lead minority members of the senate State
Government Finance Committee and the house of representatives Ways and Means
Committee, and legislative fiscal staff. This consultation must occur at least three weeks
before the forecast is to be released. No later than two weeks prior to the release of the
forecast, the commissioner must inform the chairs and lead minority members of the senate
State Government Finance Committee and the house of representatives Ways and Means
Committee, and legislative fiscal staff of any changes in these variables from the previous