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SF 2758

3rd Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 04/27/2010 02:49pm

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underscored = added, new language.

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2nd Engrossment Posted on 03/25/2010
3rd Engrossment Posted on 04/27/2010
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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; providing for the development of a virtual
assistance network for Minnesota entrepreneurs; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [116J.6581] MINNESOTA ENTREPRENEUR RESOURCE VIRTUAL
NETWORK (MERVN).
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall seek sufficient private sector funding for the Office of
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (OESBD) to develop, maintain, and
market a virtual network to provide seamless access to statewide resources and expertise
for entrepreneurs and existing businesses using private sector funding. Private sector
funding must be for general support of the virtual network and must not be used to sponsor
specific portions of the network. The network must disclose the value of the donations and
names of private sector organizations providing funding for the network. The network
must connect Minnesota entrepreneurs to available state and nonstate supported services
and technical assistance. In developing and maintaining the network, OESBD must ensure
that all listed resources meet established standards. The goal of the network is to assist in
the creation of new Minnesota ventures, the growth of existing businesses, and the ability
of Minnesota entrepreneurs to compete globally. To the greatest extent possible, the
network should be built on and linked to existing resources designed to make business
assistance resources more accessible to Minnesota business.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any portion of the network that involves state information systems or state
Web sites is subject to the authority of the Office of Enterprise Technology in chapter
16E, including, but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) evaluation and approval as specified in section 16E.03, subdivisions 3 and 4;
new text end

new text begin (2) review to ensure compliance with security policies, guidelines, and standards as
specified in section 16E.03, subdivision 7; and
new text end

new text begin (3) assurance of compliance with accessibility standards developed under section
16E.03, subdivision 9.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginREPORT.
new text end

new text begin By September 30, 2010, the commissioner must report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction
over economic development and state government finance on the department's plans
and progress towards the development of the network under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.6581.
new text end