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SF 2541

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/25/2019 04:16pm

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; modifying certain requirements related to public
contracting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16C.045; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16C.045, is amended to read:


16C.045 REPORTING OF VIOLATIONS.

new text begin (a) new text endA state employee who discovers evidence of violation of laws or rules governing
state contractsnew text begin, or evidence that a party to a state contract is in violation of its terms,new text end is
encouraged to report the violation or suspected violation to the employee's supervisor, the
commissioner or the commissioner's designee, or the legislative auditor.

new text begin (b) Upon receipt of evidence suggesting a violation, the commissioner must promptly
initiate an investigation or refer the matter to the attorney general.
new text endThe legislative auditor
must report to the Legislative Audit Commission if there are multiple complaints about the
same agency. The auditor's report to the Legislative Audit Commission under this section
must disclose only the number and type of violations alleged.

new text begin (c)new text end An employee making a good faith report under this section is covered by section
181.932, prohibiting the employer from discriminating against the employee.

Sec. 2.

new text begin [16C.107] COOPERATIVE PURCHASING; MOTOR VEHICLE SALES.
new text end

new text begin A cooperative purchasing agreement involving the purchase of motor vehicles must
include terms that eliminate or minimize the risk of gaps in coverage in the event the
agreement, or an amendment to the agreement, expires before a new agreement or amendment
takes effect. The terms must include but are not limited to a requirement that, prior to entering
a purchase agreement, the vendor provide a written notice clearly indicating whether the
terms of the cooperative purchasing agreement apply to the sale.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019, and applies to cooperative
purchasing agreements entered on or after that date.
new text end