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SF 3295

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/20/2020 01:54pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; modifying provisions for state-owned land and
property, general services revolving fund, and central motor pool; establishing the
Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, sections 16B.24, subdivision 1; 16B.2975, by adding a subdivision; 16B.48,
subdivision 2; 16B.54, subdivisions 1, 2; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections
179.90; 179.91.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16B.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Operation and maintenance of buildings.

The commissioner is
authorized to maintain and operate the State Capitol building and grounds, subject to whatever
standards and policies are set for its appearance and cleanliness by the Capitol Area
Architectural and Planning Board and the commissioner under section 15B.15, subdivision
2
, and all other buildings, cafeterias, and grounds in state-owned buildings in the Capitol
Area under section 15B.02, the state Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension building in St. Paul, deleted text beginthe state Department of Health building in Minneapolis,
321 Grove Street buildings
deleted text endnew text begin 603 Pine Street buildingnew text end in St. Paul,new text begin Fleet and Surplus Services
building in Arden Hills, Department of Revenue building in Ely,
new text end any other properties
acquired by the Department of Administration, and, when the commissioner considers it
advisable and practicable, any other building or premises owned or rented by the state for
the use of a state agency. The commissioner shall assign and reassign office space in the
Capitol and state buildings to make an equitable division of available space among agencies.
The commissioner shall regularly update the long-range strategic plan for locating agencies
and shall follow the plan in assigning and reassigning space to agencies. The plan must
include locational and urban design criteria, a cost-analysis method to be used in weighing
state ownership against leasing of space in specific instances, and a transportation
management plan. If the commissioner determines that a deviation from the plan is necessary
or desirable in a specific instance, the commissioner shall provide the legislature with a
timely written explanation of the reasons for the deviation. The power granted in this
subdivision does not apply to state hospitals or to educational, penal, correctional, or other
institutions not enumerated in this subdivision the control of which is vested by law in some
other agency.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16B.2975, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Canine management. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may give and convey to the canine's
handler the state's entirety of the right, title, interest, and estate in and to the canine for
which the handler trained and worked with while working for the state of Minnesota. The
handler is solely responsible for all future expenses related to the retired canine.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [16B.361] OFFICE OF COLLABORATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution. new text end

new text begin The commissioner
shall maintain an Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution within the agency. The
office must:
new text end

new text begin (1) promote the broad use of community mediation in the state and ensure that all areas
of the state have access to services by providing grants to private nonprofit entities certified
by the state court administrator under chapter 494 that assist in resolution of disputes;
new text end

new text begin (2) assist state agencies; offices of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches; tribal
governments; and units of local government in improving collaboration, dispute resolution,
and public engagement;
new text end

new text begin (3) support collaboration and dispute resolution in the public and private sector by
providing technical assistance and information on best practices and new developments in
dispute resolution options;
new text end

new text begin (4) educate the public and governmental entities on collaboration, dispute resolution
options, and public engagement; and
new text end

new text begin (5) promote and utilize collaborative dispute resolution models and processes based on
documented best practices, including but not limited to the Minnesota Solutions model:
new text end

new text begin (i) establishing criteria and procedures for identification and assessment of dispute
resolution projects;
new text end

new text begin (ii) designating projects and appointing impartial convenors by the commissioner or the
commissioner's designee;
new text end

new text begin (iii) forming multidisciplinary conflict resolution teams; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) utilizing collaborative techniques, processes, and standards through facilitated
meetings until consensus among parties is reached in resolving a dispute.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Grants. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall, to the extent funds are appropriated for this
purpose, make grants to private nonprofit community mediation entities certified by the
state court administrator under chapter 494 that assist in resolution disputes. The
commissioner shall establish a grant review committee to assist in the review of grant
applications and the allocation of grants under this section.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16B.48, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Purpose of funds.

Money in the state treasury credited to the general services
revolving fund and money that is deposited in the fund is appropriated annually to the
commissioner for the following purposes:

(1) to operate the central mailing service, including purchasing postage and related items
and refunding postage deposits;

(2) to operate a documents service as prescribed by section 16B.51;

(3) to provide services for the maintenance, operation, and upkeep of buildings and
grounds managed by the commissioner of administration;

deleted text begin (4) to operate a materials handling service, including interagency mail and product
delivery, solid waste removal, courier service, equipment rental, and vehicle and equipment
maintenance;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end to provide analytical, statistical, and organizational development services to state
agencies, local units of government, metropolitan and regional agencies, and school districts;new text begin
and
new text end

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end to perform services for any other agency. Money may be expended for this purpose
only when directed by the governor. The agency receiving the services shall reimburse the
fund for their cost, and the commissioner shall make the appropriate transfers when requested.
The term "services" as used in this clause means compensation paid officers and employees
of the state government; supplies, materials, equipment, and other articles and things used
by or furnished to an agency; and utility services and other services for the maintenance,
operation, and upkeep of buildings and offices of the state governmentdeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (7) to operate a state recycling center.
deleted text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16B.54, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Motor pools.

The commissioner shall manage a central motor pool of
passenger motor vehicles and trucks used by state agencies with principal offices in the city
of St. Paul and may provide for branch central motor pools at other places within the state.
For purposes of this section, (1) "agencies" includes the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities, deleted text beginanddeleted text end (2)new text begin "passenger motor vehicle" means an on-road vehicle capable of
transporting people, and (3)
new text end "truck" means a pickup or panel truck up to one ton carrying
capacity.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16B.54, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Vehicles.

(a) The commissioner may direct an agency to make a transfer of a
passenger motor vehicle or truck currently assigned to it. The transfer must be made to the
commissioner for use in the central motor pool. The commissioner shall reimburse an agency
whose motor vehicles have been paid for with funds dedicated by the constitution for a
special purpose and which are assigned to the central motor pool. The amount of
reimbursement for a motor vehicle is its average wholesale price as determined from the
midwest edition of the National Automobile Dealers Association official used car guide.

(b) To the extent that funds are available for the purpose, the commissioner may purchase
or otherwise acquire additional passenger motor vehicles and trucks necessary for the central
motor pool. The title to all motor vehicles assigned to or purchased or acquired for the
central motor pool is in the name of the Department of Administration.

(c) On the request of an agency, the commissioner may transfer to the central motor
pool any passenger motor vehicle or truck for the purpose of disposing of it. The department
or agency transferring the vehicle or truck must be paid for it from the motor pool revolving
account established by this section in an amount equal to two-thirds of the average wholesale
price of the vehicle or truck as determined from the midwest edition of the National
Automobile Dealers Association official used car guide.

(d) The commissioner shall provide for the uniform marking of all motor vehicles. Motor
vehicle colors must be selected from the regular color chart provided by the manufacturer
each year. The commissioner may further provide for the use of motor vehicles without
marking by:

(1) the governor;

(2) the lieutenant governor;

(3) the Division of Criminal Apprehension, the Division of Alcohol and Gambling
Enforcement, and arson investigators of the Division of Fire Marshal in the Department of
Public Safety;

(4) the Financial Institutions Division and investigative staff of the Department of
Commerce;

(5) the Division of Disease Prevention and Control of the Department of Health;

(6) the State Lottery;

(7) criminal investigators of the Department of Revenue;

(8) state-owned community service facilities in the Department of Human Services;

(9) the Office of the Attorney General; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(10) the investigative staff of the Gambling Control Boarddeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (11) the Department of Corrections' institution community work crew.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginTRANSFER OF FUNDS.
new text end

new text begin The funds specified in Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 4, article 1, sections 11
and 12, shall be transferred from the Department of Administration to the Department of
Natural Resources to carry out the provisions in both sections.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin (a) The revisor of statutes shall change "central motor pool" to "enterprise fleet" wherever
it appears in Minnesota Statutes.
new text end

new text begin (b) The revisor of statutes shall carry forward the history of Minnesota Statutes, sections
179.90 and 179.91, to Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.361.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 179.90; and 179.91, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 20-5648

179.90 OFFICE OF COLLABORATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION.

The commissioner of mediation services shall establish an Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution within the bureau. The office must:

(1) promote the broad use of community mediation in the state, ensuring that all areas of the state have access to services by providing grants to private nonprofit entities certified by the state court administrator under chapter 494 that assist in resolution of disputes;

(2) assist state agencies, offices of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, and units of local government in improving collaboration and dispute resolution;

(3) support collaboration and dispute resolution in the public and private sector by providing technical assistance and information on best practices and new developments in dispute resolution options;

(4) educate the public and governmental entities on dispute resolution options; and

(5) promote and utilize collaborative dispute resolution models and processes based on documented best practices including, but not limited to, the Minnesota Solutions model:

(i) establishing criteria and procedures for identification and assessment of dispute resolution projects;

(ii) designating projects and appointing impartial convenors by the commissioner or the commissioner's designee;

(iii) forming multidisciplinary conflict resolution teams; and

(iv) utilizing collaborative techniques, processes, and standards through facilitated meetings until consensus among parties is reached in resolving a dispute.

179.91 GRANTS.

Subdivision 1.

Authority.

The commissioner of mediation services shall to the extent funds are appropriated for this purpose, make grants to private nonprofit community mediation entities certified by the state court administrator under chapter 494 that assist in resolution of disputes. The commissioner shall establish a grant review committee to assist in the review of grant applications and the allocation of grants under this section.

Subd. 2.

Eligibility.

To be eligible for a grant under this section, a nonprofit organization must meet the requirements of section 494.05, subdivision 1, clauses (1), (2), (4), and (5).

Subd. 3.

Conditions and exclusions.

A nonprofit entity receiving a grant must agree to comply with guidelines adopted by the state court administrator under section 494.015, subdivision 1. Sections 16B.97 and 16B.98 and policies adopted under those sections apply to grants under this section. The exclusions in section 494.03 apply to grants under this section.

Subd. 4.

Reporting.

Grantees must report data required under chapter 494 to evaluate quality and outcomes.