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SF 4187

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/10/2020 09:06am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; modifying provisions governing the Statewide Emergency
Communication Board; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 403.21,
subdivision 7a; 403.36, subdivisions 1, 1c; 403.37, subdivision 12; 403.382,
subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.21, subdivision 7a, is amended to read:


Subd. 7a.

Statewide deleted text beginRadiodeleted text endnew text begin Emergency Communicationnew text end Board.

"Statewide deleted text beginRadiodeleted text endnew text begin
Emergency Communication
new text end Board," "deleted text beginradiodeleted text endnew text begin emergency communicationnew text end board," or "board"
means the deleted text beginStatewide Radio Board established under section 403.36 and where the Statewide
Radio Board has affirmatively elected to become a
deleted text end Statewide Emergency Communication
Board as provided in section 403.382 deleted text beginit shall mean the Statewide Emergency Communication
Board as
deleted text endnew text begin and isnew text end the successor to the Statewide Radio Board.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.36, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership.

(a) The commissioner of public safety shall convene and
chair the Statewide deleted text beginRadiodeleted text endnew text begin Emergency Communicationnew text end Board to develop a project plan for
a statewide, shared, trunked public safety radio communication system. The system may
be referred to as "Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response," or "ARMER."

(b) The board consists of the following members or their designees:

(1) the commissioner of public safety;

(2) the commissioner of transportation;

(3) the state chief information officer;

(4) the commissioner of natural resources;

(5) the chief of the Minnesota State Patrol;

(6) the chair of the Metropolitan Council;

new text begin (7) the commissioner of corrections;
new text end

new text begin (8) a representative from the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council;
new text end

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end two elected city officials, one from the deleted text beginnine-countydeleted text endnew text begin ten-countynew text end metropolitan area
and one from Greater Minnesota, appointed by the governing body of the League of
Minnesota Cities;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end two elected county officials, one from the deleted text beginnine-countydeleted text endnew text begin ten-countynew text end metropolitan
area and one from Greater Minnesota, appointed by the governing body of the Association
of Minnesota Counties;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end two sheriffs, one from the deleted text beginnine-countydeleted text endnew text begin ten-countynew text end metropolitan area and one
from Greater Minnesota, appointed by the governing body of the Minnesota Sheriffs'
Association;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end two chiefs of police, one from the deleted text beginnine-countydeleted text endnew text begin ten-countynew text end metropolitan area
and one from Greater Minnesota, appointed by deleted text beginthe governor after considering
recommendations made by
deleted text end the Minnesota Chiefs' of Police Association;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end two fire chiefs, one from the deleted text beginnine-countydeleted text endnew text begin ten-countynew text end metropolitan area and
one from Greater Minnesota, appointed by deleted text beginthe governor after considering recommendations
made by
deleted text end the Minnesota Fire Chiefs' Association;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end two representatives of emergency medical service providers, one from the
deleted text begin nine-countydeleted text endnew text begin ten-countynew text end metropolitan area and one from Greater Minnesota, appointed by
deleted text begin the governor after considering recommendations made bydeleted text end the Minnesota Ambulance
Association;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end the chair of the deleted text beginregional radio board for the metropolitan areadeleted text endnew text begin Metropolitan
Emergency Services board
new text end; and

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end a representative of Greater Minnesota elected by those units of government in
phase three and any subsequent phase of developmentnew text begin,new text end as defined in the statewide, shared
radio and communication plan, who have submitted a plan to the Statewide deleted text beginRadiodeleted text endnew text begin Emergency
Communication
new text end Board and where development has been initiated.

(c) The Statewide deleted text beginRadiodeleted text endnew text begin Emergency Communicationnew text end Board shall coordinate the
appointment of board members representing Greater Minnesota with the appointing
authorities and may designate the geographic region or regions from which an appointed
board member is selected where necessary to provide representation from throughout the
state.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.36, subdivision 1c, is amended to read:


Subd. 1c.

Voting.

Each member has one vote. The majority of the voting power of the
board constitutes a quorum, although a smaller number may adjourn from time to time. Any
motion, other than adjournment, must be favored by a majority of the voting power of the
board in order to carry.new text begin In the event of a conflict between the board's bylaws and state law,
state law shall prevail.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.37, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Allocation of money.

The board shall allocate money available to the Statewide
deleted text begin Radiodeleted text endnew text begin Emergency Communicationnew text end Board among regional radio boards or to local entities
within a region to encourage local and regional participation in the system. This does not
limit the authority of regional radio boards and local entities to individually or collectively
seek funding of local and regional enhancements and subsystems to the system backbone.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.382, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Statewide Emergency Communication Board.

deleted text begin (a) By an affirmative
vote of a majority of the members of the Statewide Radio Board, the board may elect to
become a Statewide Emergency Communication Board.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) As adeleted text endnew text begin Thenew text end Statewide Emergency Communication Boarddeleted text begin, the board shall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end
responsible for the statewide coordination of 911 service deleted text beginin addition todeleted text endnew text begin andnew text end existing
responsibilities for the ARMER system provided for in sections 403.21 to 403.37.

Sec. 6. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin In Minnesota Statutes, the revisor of statutes shall substitute the term "Statewide
Emergency Communication Board" for "Statewide Radio Board" or "radio board" wherever
the term refers to the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Statewide Radio Board,
consistent with the changes in this act. The revisor shall also make grammatical changes
related to the change in terms.
new text end