1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/13/2020 07:40am
A bill for an act
relating to state government; changing a provision for publication in the State
Register; changing the date for the annual report on events held in the Capitol
building; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 14.46, subdivisions 3, 4;
16B.2405, subdivision 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 14.46, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Any state agency which desires to publish
a notice of hearing, rule or change thereof shall submit a copy of the entire document,
including dates when adopted, and filed with the secretary of state, to the commissioner of
administration in addition to any other copies which may be required to be filed with the
commissioner by other law.
The revisor of statutes shall provide assistance to the commissioner if requested.
Alternatively, the commissioner may designate a contract compositor to whom the assistance
is to be supplied. The assistance, in either case, shall consist of furnishing a deleted text beginmachine readable
computer tapedeleted text endnew text beginnew text end, or similar services, for rules which are available in the
revisor's computer database and for which a written copy has been submitted by an agency
to the commissioner for publication in the State Register.
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 14.46, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
When an agency properly submits a rule, proposed rule,
notice, or other material to the commissioner of administration, the commissioner must then
be accountable for the publication of the same in the State Register. The commissioner of
administration must require each agency which requests the publication of rules, proposed
rules, notices, or other material in the State Register to pay its proportionate cost of the State
Register unless other funds are provided and are sufficient to cover the cost of the State
The State Register must be offered for public sale at a location centrally located as
determined by the commissioner of administration and at a price as the commissioner of
administration determines. The commissioner of administration must further provide for
the mailing of the State Register to any person, agency, or organization if so requested,
provided that reasonable costs are borne by the requesting party. The supply and expense
appropriation to any state agency is deemed to include funds to purchase the State Register.
deleted text begin Ten copiesdeleted text end new text beginnew text end of each issue of the State Register, however, must be provided without
cost to the Legislative Reference Library and deleted text beginten copiesdeleted text end new text beginnew text end to the State Law Library.
deleted text begin One copy must be provided without cost to a public library in each county seat in the state
or, if there is no public library in a county seat, to a public library in the county as designated
by the county board. The commissioner must advise the recipient libraries of the significance
and content of the State Register and encourage efforts to promote its usage.
deleted text end
The commissioner must make an electronic version of the State Register available on
the Internet free of charge through the deleted text beginNorth Star information servicedeleted text endnew text beginnew text end.
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16B.2405, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
The commissioner may collect charges or
fees from users holding events in the Capitol building. Money collected by the commissioner
under this subdivision shall be deposited in a Capitol events dedicated account in the special
revenue fund. Money in the dedicated account is appropriated to the commissioner of
administration to recover direct costs incurred from holding events in the Capitol building.
The commissioner shall report annually by deleted text beginAugust 1deleted text endnew text beginnew text end on the events held in
the Capitol building, the amounts collected for those events, and the costs for operating
events, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees in the house of
representatives and the senate with jurisdiction over finance and policy relating to the
commissioner of administration.