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SF 1264

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 08:52am

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; establishing a Legislative Commission on
Cybersecurity; providing legislative appointments; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [3.888] LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON CYBERSECURITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity consists
of the following eight members:
new text end

new text begin (1) four senators, including two senators appointed by the senate majority leader and
two senators appointed by the senate minority leader; and
new text end

new text begin (2) four members of the house of representatives, including two members appointed by
the speaker of the house and two members appointed by the minority leader of the house.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Terms; vacancies. new text end

new text begin Members of the commission serve for a two-year term
beginning upon appointment and expiring on appointment of a successor after the opening
of the next regular session of the legislature in the odd-numbered year. A vacancy in the
membership of the commission must be filled for the unexpired term in a manner that will
preserve the representation established by this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The commission shall provide oversight of the state's cybersecurity
measures. The commission shall review the policies and practices of state agencies with
regard to cybersecurity and may recommend changes in policy to adequately protect the
state from cybersecurity threats. The commission may develop recommendations and draft
legislation to support and strengthen the state's cybersecurity infrastructure.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Chair. new text end

new text begin The commission shall elect a chair by a majority vote of members
present. The officers shall alternate between a member of the senate and a member of the
house of representatives. A chair shall serve a two-year term expiring upon election of a
new chair after the opening of the next regular session of the legislature in the odd-numbered
year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The commission must meet at least three times per calendar year.
The meetings of the commission are subject to section 3.055, except that the commission
may close a meeting when necessary to safeguard the state's cybersecurity. The minutes,
recordings, and documents from a closed meeting under this subdivision shall be maintained
by the Legislative Coordinating Commission and shall not be made available to the public
until eight years after the date of the meeting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall provide
administrative services for the commission.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Sunset. new text end

new text begin The commission sunsets December 31, 2028.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginFIRST APPOINTMENTS AND FIRST MEETING OF LEGISLATIVE
COMMISSION ON CYBERSECURITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin First appointments. new text end

new text begin Appointing authorities must make initial
appointments to the Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity by July 1, 2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin First meeting. new text end

new text begin The majority leader of the senate shall designate one senate
member of the Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.888, to convene the first meeting by August 15, 2019. The commission must select a chair
from among the senate members at the first meeting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Meetings in 2019. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 3.888,
subdivision 5, the commission must meet at least twice in 2019.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end