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SF 4045

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/06/2020 08:44am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; increasing the daily compensation rate for certain
members of boards, councils, and commissions; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, sections 15.0575, subdivision 3; 15.059, subdivision 3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 15.0575, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Compensation.

(a) Members of the boards may be compensated at the rate of
deleted text begin $55 adeleted text end new text begin$100 per new text endday spent on board activities, when authorized by the boarddeleted text begin, plusdeleted text endnew text begin. Beginning
July 1, 2025, members of boards may be compensated at the rate of $125 per day spent on
board activities, when authorized by the board. In addition,
new text end expenses new text beginmay be paid new text endin the
same manner and amount as authorized by the commissioner's plan adopted under section
43A.18, subdivision 2. Members who, as a result of time spent attending board meetings,
incur child care expenses that would not otherwise have been incurred, may be reimbursed
for those expenses upon board authorization.

(b) Members who are state employees or employees of the political subdivisions of the
state must not receive the daily payment for activities that occur during working hours for
which they are compensated by the state or political subdivision. However, a state or political
subdivision employee may receive the daily payment if the employee uses vacation time
or compensatory time accumulated in accordance with a collective bargaining agreement
or compensation plan for board activities. Members who are state employees or employees
of the political subdivisions of the state may receive the expenses provided for in this
subdivision unless the expenses are reimbursed by another source. Members who are state
employees or employees of political subdivisions of the state may be reimbursed for child
care expenses only for time spent on board activities that are outside their working hours.

(c) Each board must adopt internal standards prescribing what constitutes a day spent
on board activities for purposes of making daily payments under this subdivision.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 15.059, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Compensation.

(a) Members of the advisory councils and committees may be
compensated at the rate of deleted text begin$55 adeleted text end new text begin$100 per new text endday spent on council or committee activities,
when authorized by the council or committeedeleted text begin, plusdeleted text endnew text begin. Beginning January 1, 2025, members
of councils and committees may be compensated at the rate of $125 per day spent on council
or committee activities, when authorized by the council or committee. In addition,
new text end expensesnew text begin
may be paid
new text end in the same manner and amount as authorized by the commissioner's plan
adopted under section 43A.18, subdivision 2. Members who, as a result of time spent
attending council or committee meetings, incur child care expenses that would not otherwise
have been incurred, may be reimbursed for those expenses upon council or committee
authorization.

(b) Members who are state employees or employees of political subdivisions must not
receive the daily compensation for activities that occur during working hours for which
they are compensated by the state or political subdivision. However, a state or political
subdivision employee may receive the daily payment if the employee uses vacation time
or compensatory time accumulated in accordance with a collective bargaining agreement
or compensation plan for council or committee activity. Members who are state employees
or employees of the political subdivisions of the state may receive the expenses provided
for in this section unless the expenses are reimbursed by another source. Members who are
state employees or employees of political subdivisions of the state may be reimbursed for
child care expenses only for time spent on board activities that are outside their working
hours.

(c) Each council and committee must adopt internal standards prescribing what constitutes
a day spent on council or committee activities for purposes of making daily payments under
this subdivision.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginCOMPENSATION RATE; OTHER MULTIMEMBER BODIES.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a board, council, committee, advisory group,
or other multimember body established by law may authorize its members to be compensated
at the rate of $100 per day spent on activities of the body. Beginning July 1, 2025, the body
may authorize its members to be compensated at the rate of $125 per day spent on activities
of the body. This section applies only if the law establishing the body currently authorizes
a daily rate of compensation for its members and the rate is less than the amount authorized
by this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end