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HF 172

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 01/24/2013 01:29pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 01/24/2013

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; requiring state budget documents to include federal
contingency planning; requiring reports on certain losses of federal funds;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.10, by adding a subdivision;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.10, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 1d. new text end

new text begin Federal contingency planning. new text end

new text begin Each executive agency that receives
federal funds must include as part of its budget presentation an analysis of the implications
for the agency if federal funds for the agency are dramatically reduced or eliminated.
The analysis must:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify the risks to the agency related to the federal government's potential
inability to meet its financial or service commitments;
new text end

new text begin (2) estimate the impact of the risks to the agency in terms of potential loss of federal
revenue and the resulting impact to state services;
new text end

new text begin (3) recommend strategies that would help the agency adjust to and minimize the
loss of income and service impact;
new text end

new text begin (4) recommend a plan for continuous monitoring of specific leading indicators
of the federal government's inability to meet its obligations that trigger certain actions
by the agency; and
new text end

new text begin (5) recommend specific steps to be taken by the agency if the actions are triggered.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [16A.1524] REPORT ON LOSS OF FEDERAL FUNDS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget must report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the senate Finance and house of representatives Ways and Means
Committees on immediate implications for state agency budgets if federal funds for
agencies are dramatically reduced or eliminated, either as a short-term result of failure of
the federal government to enact legislation, or as part of a long-term decision to reduce or
eliminate these funds. The commissioner must report under this section within 30 days of
the event that triggers the federal government's inability or unwillingness to meet the prior
level of commitments to state agencies.
new text end