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SF 1840

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; establishing Legislative Commission on Terror and
Disaster Preparedness; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 12.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [12.62] MINNESOTA LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON TERROR
AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Creation; duties. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Commission on Terror and
Disaster Preparedness is established to:
new text end

new text begin (1) advise the legislature on issues related to homeland security, emergency
management, man-made and natural disasters, terrorism, bioterrorism, public health
emergencies, and vulnerabilities in the public and private infrastructures;
new text end

new text begin (2) oversee the disaster preparation activities of the Department of Health,
Department of Public Safety, and any other state agency, office, commission, or board that
is within the commission's purview, and make recommendations to these organizations of
changes or additions to the organizations' disaster preparedness and risk reduction work
plans that the commission deems advisable; and
new text end

new text begin (3) make policy and finance recommendations to improve the state's public and
private capacity to prevent, respond to, and recover from man-made and natural threats to
the state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The commission consists of:
new text end

new text begin (1) three members of the house of representatives, one of whom must be a member
of the minority party, to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;
new text end

new text begin (2) three members of the senate, one of whom must be a member of the minority
party, to be appointed by the senate majority leader;
new text end

new text begin (3) the commissioner of public safety, or a designee, as an ex-officio member;
new text end

new text begin (4) the commissioner of health, or a designee, as an ex-officio member;
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new text begin (5) the attorney general, or a designee, as an ex-officio member;
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new text begin (6) two members with relevant expertise, selected by the speaker of the house of
representatives;
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new text begin (7) two members with relevant expertise, selected by the senate majority leader;
new text end

new text begin (8) two citizen members, selected by the speaker of the house of representatives; and
new text end

new text begin (9) two citizen members, selected by the senate majority leader.
new text end

new text begin (b) Members serve for a term expiring at the close of each regular session of the
legislature and until their successors are appointed. Members may be reappointed. The
appointing authority shall fill vacancies.
new text end

new text begin (c) One member, elected by a majority of members, shall serve as the commission
chair. The commission chair should have relevant subject matter education, training, and
experience. The commission is authorized to elect a vice-chair and other officers as it
deems necessary. The commission shall determine the duties of each officer.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commission chair shall convene meetings of the commission on a regular
basis.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Compensation. new text end

new text begin Compensation of legislative members is as provided in
section 3.101. Compensation of the remaining members is as provided in section 15.0575.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Staff. new text end

new text begin The commission may appoint and fix the compensation of such
additional legal and other personnel and consultants or contract for services to supply
necessary data as may be necessary to enable the commission to carry out its functions.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Data from state agencies; availability. new text end

new text begin The commission may request
information from any state officer or agency or political subdivision of the state in order to
assist the commission in carrying out its duties and the state officer, agency, or subdivision
must promptly furnish any data required, subject to applicable requirements or restrictions
imposed by chapter 13 and section 15.17.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By January 15 of each year, the commission must submit a
report that contains the commission's policy and appropriation recommendations to the
legislature, the commissioner of health, and the commissioner of public safety.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $1,800,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of public
safety to fund the Legislative Commission on Terror and Disaster Preparedness and is
added to the department's base funding.
new text end