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SF 1086

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 03:01pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to arts and culture; establishing the Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary
Commemoration Commission; providing appointments; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginWOMEN'S SUFFRAGE 100TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION
COMMISSION.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary
Commemoration Commission (commission) is established to promote the commemoration
of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution statewide and to celebrate the role
of Minnesotans and the state in this national and international milestone.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Legislative findings. new text end

new text begin The legislature finds that Minnesota women were on the
forefront of the women's suffrage movement. From Harriet Robinson Scott to Clara Ueland
and Coya Knutson, the women of Minnesota have shaped our local, state, and national
histories. The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Notably, women in South St. Paul, Minnesota, were the first women to vote under the 19th
Amendment. St. Paul's Sarah T. Covin was arrested in front of the White House for
advocating votes for women. The women of Minnesota were paramount in this struggle to
shape the future and ensure a more just and equitable society for all persons.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The commission has the authority to:
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new text begin (1) coordinate the state's commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the
19th Amendment for the years 2019 to 2020;
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new text begin (2) execute and publish in the State Register the request for proposals for a 2020 small
grants initiative and to review submissions and award the grants; and
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new text begin (3) plan and execute an organized series of events around women's suffrage.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The commission shall consist of the following 17 members:
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new text begin (1) the secretary of state or the secretary's designee;
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new text begin (2) the commissioner of education or the commissioner's designee;
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new text begin (3) the commissioner of economic development or the commissioner's designee;
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new text begin (4) the executive director of the Minnesota Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans;
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new text begin (5) the executive director of the Minnesota Historical Society;
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new text begin (6) the president of the Minnesota Humanities Center;
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new text begin (7) the executive director of the Indian Affairs Council;
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new text begin (8) the executive director of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs;
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new text begin (9) the executive director of the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage;
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new text begin (10) the president of the League of Women Voters of Minnesota;
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new text begin (11) the director of the Minnesota Women's Consortium;
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new text begin (12) a representative from Zeta Phi Beta sorority;
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new text begin (13) one member appointed by the governor;
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new text begin (14) one member appointed by the president of the senate;
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new text begin (15) one member appointed by the minority leader in the senate;
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new text begin (16) one member appointed by the speaker of the house; and
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new text begin (17) one member appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Organization; meetings. new text end

new text begin (a) The commission may meet and hold hearings and
events throughout the state. The first meeting shall be convened by the executive director
of the Minnesota Historical Society. The members shall elect a chair and other officers as
deemed necessary at the first meeting of the commission.
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new text begin (b) The commission may request and shall receive assistance and data reasonably
available from any state agency, department, council, or commission of the state. The
Minnesota Historical Society shall provide office and meeting space and administrative
support as required by the commission.
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new text begin (c) The commission may enter into agreements and contracts necessary to carry out the
objectives of the commission.
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new text begin (d) The commission members shall receive no compensation but may be reimbursed for
actual and necessary expenses.
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new text begin (e) The members of the commission appointed by the legislative leadership serve at the
pleasure of the appointing authority. Any other vacancies shall be filled in the manner
provided for original appointments.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The commission expires December 31, 2020.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $10,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the arts and cultural heritage fund to
the Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission to preserve
Minnesota's history and cultural heritage according to section 1.
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