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HF 299

2nd Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/03/2011 03:12pm

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

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Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 01/31/2011
1st Engrossment Posted on 02/24/2011
2nd Engrossment Posted on 03/03/2011

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; establishing a retained savings program for
executive branch agencies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.28,
subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [15.76] SAVI PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program established. new text end

new text begin The state agency value initiative (SAVI)
program is established to encourage state agencies to identify cost-effective and efficiency
measures in agency programs and operations that result in cost savings for the state. All
state agencies, including Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, may participate in
this program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Retained savings. new text end

new text begin (a) In order to encourage innovation and creative
cost savings by state employees, upon approval of the commissioner of management
and budget, 50 percent of any appropriations for agency operations that remain unspent
at the end of a biennium because of unanticipated innovation, efficiencies, or creative
cost-savings may be carried forward and retained by the agency to fund specific agency
proposals or projects. Agencies choosing to spend retained savings funds must ensure that
project expenditures do not create future obligations beyond the amounts available from
the retained savings. The retained savings must be used only to fund projects that directly
support the agency's mission. This section does not restrict authority granted by other law
to carry forward money for a different period or for different purposes.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section supersedes any contrary provision of section 16A.28.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Special peer review panel; review process. new text end

new text begin (a) Each participating agency
must organize a peer review panel that will determine which proposal or project receives
funding from the SAVI program. The peer review panel must be comprised of department
employees who are credited with cost-savings initiatives and department managers. The
ratio between managers and department employees must be balanced.
new text end

new text begin (b) An agency may spend money for a project recommended for funding by the
peer review panel after:
new text end

new text begin (1) the agency has posted notice of spending for the proposed project on the agency
Web site for at least 30 days; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the commissioner of management and budget has approved spending money
from the SAVI account for the project.
new text end

new text begin (c) Before approving a project, the commissioner of management and budget
must submit the request to the Legislative Advisory Commission for its review and
recommendation. Upon receiving a request from the commissioner, the Legislative
Advisory Commission shall post notice of the request on a legislative Web site for at least
30 days. Failure of the commission to make a recommendation within this 30-day period
is considered a negative recommendation. A recommendation of the commission must be
made at a meeting of the commission unless a written recommendation is signed by all
the members entitled to vote on the item.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin SAVI-dedicated account. new text end

new text begin Each agency that participates in the SAVI
program shall have a SAVI-dedicated account in the special revenue fund, or other
appropriate fund as determined by the commissioner of management and budget, into
which the agency's savings are deposited. The agency will manage and review projects
that are funded from this account. Money in the account is appropriated to the participating
agency for purposes authorized by this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires June 30, 2018.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2013, and first applies to
funds to be carried forward from the biennium ending June 30, 2013, to the biennium
beginning July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.28, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Lapse.

Any portion of any appropriation not carried forward and remaining
unexpended and unencumbered at the close of a fiscal year lapses to the fund from which
it was originally appropriated. new text beginExcept as provided in section 15.76, new text endany appropriation
amounts not carried forward and remaining unexpended and unencumbered at the close of
a biennium lapse to the fund from which the appropriation was made.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2013.
new text end