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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 2227

3rd Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 08/29/2019 10:48am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments Comparisons
Introduction Posted on 03/07/2019
1st Engrossment Posted on 04/10/2019
2nd Engrossment Posted on 04/23/2019
3rd Engrossment Posted on 04/25/2019 compared with HF1935 1st Engrossment
Unofficial Engrossments Comparisons
1st Unofficial Engrossment Posted on 05/01/2019

Current Version - 3rd Engrossment

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24
1.25 1.26
1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7
2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26
3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14
4.15
4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26
4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32
4.33 4.34
5.1
5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10
5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6
6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6
8.7 8.8
8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25
8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26
9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30
9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34
10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6
10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10
10.11 10.12
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10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19
11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7
12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14
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12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 12.34 12.35 12.36 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6
13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13
13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 14.1 14.2
14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8
14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19
14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26
14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26
15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33
20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4
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20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15
20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25
20.26
21.1 21.2
21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 21.34 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4
22.5
22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24
22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30
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24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17
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24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27
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24.29 24.30 24.31 25.1 25.2
25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13
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25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12
26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23
26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29
27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30
27.31 27.32
28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7
28.8
28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24
28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23
29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33
31.34
32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9
32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30
33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 33.33 34.1 34.2
34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12
35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19
35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15
37.16
37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16
38.17
38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25
38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29
39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8
39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7
40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18
40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 41.1 41.2 41.3
41.4 41.5 41.6
41.7 41.8
41.9
41.10 41.11
41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 42.1 42.2
42.3
42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 43.1 43.2 43.3
43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6
44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23
44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32
45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21
46.22 46.23
46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 46.32 46.33 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16
47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 47.31 47.32 48.1 48.2
48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15
48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28
48.29
49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 50.1 50.2 50.3
50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31 50.32 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13
51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28
51.29 51.30 51.31 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5
52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15
52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30
53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 53.33 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7
54.8
54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18
54.19
54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31
56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8
56.9
56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13
56.14 56.15
56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22
56.23
56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 57.1 57.2
57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7
57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9
58.10
58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25
58.26
58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32
59.1
59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 59.33 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 60.31 60.32 60.33 60.34
61.1
61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18
61.19
61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12
62.13
62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26 62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30
62.31
63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6
63.7
63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8
64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25
64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19
65.20
65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31 65.32 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25
66.26 66.27
66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7
67.8
67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21
67.22
67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26
67.27
67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8
68.9
68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10
69.11
69.12 69.13
69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27
69.28 69.29 69.30 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9
70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8
71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5
72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 72.32 72.33 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8
73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 73.33 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 74.32 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 75.32 75.33 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5
76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14
76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31 76.32 76.33 77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31 77.32 77.33 77.34 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31 78.32 78.33 78.34 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9
80.10 80.11
80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16
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A bill for an act
relating to the operation of state government; appropriating money for the
legislature, governor's office, state auditor, attorney general, secretary of state,
certain agencies, boards, councils, and retirement funds; changing provisions in
state government operations; establishing commissions and task forces; repealing
state aid to PERA General for MERF; establishing observances for veterans and
allies; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 3.855,
subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 3.97, subdivision 3a; 3.971, subdivision
9; 6.481, subdivisions 1, 3; 13.599, by adding a subdivision; 15A.083, subdivision
6a; 16A.103, subdivision 1a; 16A.11, subdivision 3; 16E.01, subdivision 1a;
16E.016; 16E.03, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding subdivisions; 16E.035; 16E.0466,
subdivision 1; 16E.05, subdivision 3; 16E.14, subdivision 3; 16E.18, subdivision
6; 43A.01, by adding a subdivision; 43A.15, subdivision 14; 43A.191, subdivisions
2, 3; 179A.20, by adding a subdivision; 196.05, subdivision 1; 240.01, by adding
a subdivision; 240.02, subdivisions 2, 6; 240.08, subdivision 5; 240.10; 240.12;
240.13, subdivision 5; 240.131, subdivision 7; 240.135; 240.16, subdivisions 1,
2; 240.18, subdivisions 2, 3; 240.22; 240.27; 240A.09; 326A.01, subdivision 2;
326A.04, subdivisions 4, 5; 326A.08, subdivisions 4, 5, by adding a subdivision;
326A.10; 349.12, subdivision 2; 349.17, subdivision 6; 349.181, subdivision 5;
349.19, subdivisions 1, 2; 353.27, subdivision 3c; 645.071; Laws 2016, chapter
189, article 13, section 64; Laws 2018, chapter 100, section 1; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 3; 5; 10; 14; 15; 16A; 16E; 326A;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 3.9735; 353.505.

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

ARTICLE 1

STATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginSTATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund,
or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.
The figures "2020" and "2021" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, or June 30, 2021, respectively.
"The first year" is fiscal year 2020. "The second year" is fiscal year 2021. "The biennium"
is fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginLEGISLATURE
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 85,318,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 85,898,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Senate
new text end

new text begin 35,260,000
new text end
new text begin 35,260,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin House of Representatives
new text end

new text begin 32,383,000
new text end
new text begin 32,383,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Legislative Coordinating Commission
new text end

new text begin 17,675,000
new text end
new text begin 18,255,000
new text end

new text begin Appropriations provided by this subdivision
may be used for designated staff to support
the following offices and commissions: Office
of the Legislative Auditor; Office of the
Revisor of Statutes; Legislative Reference
Library; Geographic Information Services;
Legislative Budget Office; Legislative-Citizen
Commission on Minnesota Resources;
Legislative Commission on Pensions and
Retirement; Legislative Water Commission;
Mississippi River Parkway Commission;
Legislative Energy Commission; and the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. The
operation of all other joint offices and
commissions must be supported by the central
administrative staff of the Legislative
Coordinating Commission. This appropriation
may additionally be used for central
administrative staff to support the work of the
Economic Status of Women Advisory
Committee.
new text end

new text begin The base for the Legislative Coordinating
Commission is $18,291,000 in fiscal year 2022
and $18,326,000 in fiscal year 2023.
new text end

new text begin From its funds, $10,000 each year is for
purposes of the legislators' forum, through
which Minnesota legislators meet with
counterparts from South Dakota, North
Dakota, and Manitoba to discuss issues of
mutual concern.
new text end

new text begin From its funds, $904,000 the first year and
$1,483,000 the second year are for the
Legislative Budget Office. The base for the
Legislative Budget Office is $1,519,000 in
fiscal year 2022 and $1,554,000 in fiscal year
2023.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Legislative Auditor.new text end $6,564,000 the first year
and $6,564,000 the second year are for the
Office of the Legislative Auditor.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Revisor of Statutes.new text end $6,175,000 the first year
and $6,176,000 the second year are for the
Office of the Revisor of Statutes.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Legislative Reference Library.new text end $1,445,000
the first year and $1,445,000 the second year
are for the Legislative Reference Library.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginGOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,622,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,622,000
new text end

new text begin (a) This appropriation is to fund the Office of
the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
new text end

new text begin (b) $19,000 the first year and $19,000 the
second year are for necessary expenses in the
normal performance of the governor's and
lieutenant governor's duties for which no other
reimbursement is provided.
new text end

new text begin (c) By September 1 of each year, the
commissioner of management and budget shall
report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over state government finance any
personnel costs incurred by the Offices of the
Governor and Lieutenant Governor that were
supported by appropriations to other agencies
during the previous fiscal year. The Office of
the Governor shall inform the chairs and
ranking minority members of the committees
before initiating any interagency agreements.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginSTATE AUDITOR
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,573,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,573,000
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginATTORNEY GENERAL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,035,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,434,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 21,230,000
new text end
new text begin 21,629,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 2,410,000
new text end
new text begin 2,410,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 145,000
new text end
new text begin 145,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end

new text begin $1,252,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $1,651,000
in fiscal year 2021 are to provide legal services
to rural county attorneys.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginSECRETARY OF STATE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,321,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,321,000
new text end

new text begin Of these amounts, $13,000,000 the first year
is for election equipment grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 206.95. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginCAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC
DISCLOSURE BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,048,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,048,000
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginSTATE BOARD OF INVESTMENT
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 139,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 139,000
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,231,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,231,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin Workers'
Compensation
new text end
new text begin 7,831,000
new text end
new text begin 7,831,000
new text end

new text begin $263,000 the first year and $263,000 the
second year are for municipal boundary
adjustments.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginOFFICE OF MN.IT SERVICES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,329,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,526,000
new text end

new text begin (a) The base for this appropriation in fiscal
year 2022 and later is $9,026,000.
new text end

new text begin (b) $12,650,000 the first year and $7,847,000
the second year are for enhancements to
cybersecurity across state government. The
base for this appropriation in fiscal years 2022
and 2023 is $7,347,000 each year.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of management and
budget is authorized to provide cash flow
assistance of up to $50,000,000 from the
special revenue fund or other statutory general
funds as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.671, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), to the
Office of MN.IT Services for the purpose of
managing revenue and expenditure
differences. These funds shall be repaid with
interest by the end of the fiscal year 2021
closing period.
new text end

new text begin (d) During the biennium ending June 30, 2021,
MN.IT Services must not charge fees to a
public noncommercial educational television
broadcast station eligible for funding under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 129D, for access
to the state broadcast infrastructure. If the
access fees not charged to public
noncommercial educational television
broadcast stations total more than $400,000
for the biennium, the office may charge for
access fees in excess of these amounts.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginADMINISTRATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 23,703,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 23,703,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Government and Citizen Services
new text end

new text begin 8,781,000
new text end
new text begin 8,781,000
new text end

new text begin $222,000 the first year and $222,000 the
second year are for the Council on
Developmental Disabilities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Strategic Management Services
new text end

new text begin 2,587,000
new text end
new text begin 2,587,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Fiscal Agent
new text end

new text begin 12,335,000
new text end
new text begin 12,335,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriations under this section are to
the commissioner of administration for the
purposes specified.
new text end

new text begin In-Lieu of Rent. new text end new text begin $9,391,000 the first year and
$9,391,000 the second year are for space costs
of the legislature and veterans organizations,
ceremonial space, and statutorily free space.
new text end

new text begin Public Television. new text end new text begin (a) $1,550,000 the first
year and $1,550,000 the second year are for
matching grants for public television.
new text end

new text begin (b) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for public television
equipment grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 129D.13.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of administration must
consider the recommendations of the
Minnesota Public Television Association
before allocating the amounts appropriated in
paragraphs (a) and (b) for equipment or
matching grants.
new text end

new text begin Public Radio. new text end new text begin (a) $492,000 the first year and
$492,000 the second year are for community
service grants to public educational radio
stations. This appropriation may be used to
disseminate emergency information in foreign
languages.
new text end

new text begin (b) $142,000 the first year and $142,000 the
second year are for equipment grants to public
educational radio stations. This appropriation
may be used for the repair, rental, and
purchase of equipment including equipment
under $500.
new text end

new text begin (c) $510,000 the first year and $510,000 the
second year are for equipment grants to
Minnesota Public Radio, Inc., including
upgrades to Minnesota's Emergency Alert and
AMBER Alert Systems.
new text end

new text begin (d) The appropriations in paragraphs (a) to (c)
may not be used for indirect costs claimed by
an institution or governing body.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner of administration must
consider the recommendations of the
Association of Minnesota Public Educational
Radio Stations before awarding grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.14, using
the appropriations in paragraphs (a) and (b).
No grantee is eligible for a grant unless they
are a member of the Association of Minnesota
Public Educational Radio Stations on or before
July 1, 2017.
new text end

new text begin (f) Any unencumbered balance remaining the
first year for grants to public television or
public radio stations does not cancel and is
available for the second year.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginCAPITOL AREA ARCHITECTURAL
AND PLANNING BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 351,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 351,000
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginMINNESOTA MANAGEMENT AND
BUDGET
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,009,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,368,000
new text end

new text begin (a) None of this appropriation may be used
for enterprise communication and planning
activities.
new text end

new text begin (b) Of these funds, $141,000 the first year is
to pay to Becker County and to Wright County
the amount each county demonstrates to the
commissioner of management and budget that
it spent on legal fees, including costs and
disbursements, to defend the lawsuit brought
by former state auditor, Rebecca Otto, against
Wright, Becker, and Ramsey Counties, Otto
v. Wright County, Becker County, and
Ramsey County, Minnesota District Court,
Second Judicial District, Court File No.
62-CV-16-606, and all appeals from that suit.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginREVENUE
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 148,721,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 148,721,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 145,461,000
new text end
new text begin 145,461,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 760,000
new text end
new text begin 760,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Tax
Distribution
new text end
new text begin 2,195,000
new text end
new text begin 2,195,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 305,000
new text end
new text begin 305,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Tax System Management
new text end

new text begin 122,582,000
new text end
new text begin 122,582,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 119,322,000
new text end
new text begin 119,322,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 760,000
new text end
new text begin 760,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Tax
Distribution
new text end
new text begin 2,195,000
new text end
new text begin 2,195,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 305,000
new text end
new text begin 305,000
new text end

new text begin new text begin Appropriation; Taxpayer Assistance.new text end (a)
$400,000 each year is for the commissioner
of revenue to make grants to one or more
nonprofit organizations, qualifying under
section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1986, to coordinate, facilitate, encourage,
and aid in the provision of taxpayer assistance
services. The unencumbered balance in the
first year does not cancel but is available for
the second year.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "taxpayer
assistance services" means accounting and tax
preparation services provided by volunteers
to low-income, elderly, and disadvantaged
Minnesota residents to help them file federal
and state income tax returns and Minnesota
property tax refund claims and to provide
personal representation before the Department
of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Debt Collection Management
new text end

new text begin 26,139,000
new text end
new text begin 26,139,000
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginGAMBLING CONTROL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,472,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,472,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are from the lawful
gambling regulation account in the special
revenue fund.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginRACING COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 913,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 913,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are from the racing and
card playing regulation accounts in the special
revenue fund.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginSTATE LOTTERY
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
349A.10, subdivision 3, the State Lottery's
operating budget must not exceed $35,000,000
in fiscal year 2020 and $36,500,000 in fiscal
year 2021.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginAMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,306,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,306,000
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 each year is to make grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 240A.09,
paragraph (b).
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginCOUNCIL FOR MINNESOTANS OF
AFRICAN HERITAGE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 407,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 407,000
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginCOUNCIL ON LATINO AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 495,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 495,000
new text end

Sec. 21. new text beginCOUNCIL ON ASIAN-PACIFIC
MINNESOTANS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 465,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 465,000
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginINDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 586,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 586,000
new text end

Sec. 23. new text beginMINNESOTA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,129,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,129,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Operations and Programs
new text end

new text begin 18,497,000
new text end
new text begin 18,497,000
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
138.668, the Minnesota Historical Society may
not charge a fee for its general tours at the
Capitol, but may charge fees for special
programs other than general tours.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Fiscal Agent
new text end

new text begin (a) Minnesota Air National Guard Museum
new text end
new text begin 17,000
new text end
new text begin 17,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Hockey Hall of Fame
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin (c) Farmamerica
new text end
new text begin 115,000
new text end
new text begin 115,000
new text end
new text begin (d) Minnesota Military Museum
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end

new text begin $350,000 each year is to:
new text end

new text begin (1) expand collections network, library and
museum interpretation, and existing school
and community-based programming related
to Minnesota military history;
new text end

new text begin (2) create and conduct a statewide
story-sharing program to honor the distinct
service of post 9/11 veterans in anticipation
of the 2021 anniversary; and
new text end

new text begin (3) care for, catalog, and display the recently
acquired collection of the personal and
professional effects belonging to General John
W. Vessey, Minnesota's most decorated
veteran.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Balances Forward.new text end Any unencumbered
balance of an appropriation in this subdivision
remaining at the end of the first year does not
cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

Sec. 24. new text beginBOARD OF THE ARTS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,541,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,541,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Operations and Services
new text end

new text begin 602,000
new text end
new text begin 602,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grants Program
new text end

new text begin 4,800,000
new text end
new text begin 4,800,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Regional Arts Councils
new text end

new text begin 2,139,000
new text end
new text begin 2,139,000
new text end

new text begin Any unencumbered balance of an
appropriation in this subdivision remaining at
the end of the first year does not cancel but is
available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this section and
distributed as grants may only be spent on
projects located in Minnesota. A recipient of
a grant funded by an appropriation in this
section must not use more than ten percent of
the total grant for costs related to travel outside
the state of Minnesota.
new text end

Sec. 25. new text beginMINNESOTA HUMANITIES
CENTER
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 988,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 988,000
new text end

new text begin $650,000 each year is for the Healthy Eating,
Here at Home program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 138.912. No more than three
percent of the appropriation may be used for
the nonprofit administration of this program.
new text end

Sec. 26. new text beginBOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 643,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 643,000
new text end

Sec. 27. new text beginBOARD OF ARCHITECTURE
ENGINEERING, LAND SURVEYING,
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE,
GEOSCIENCE, AND INTERIOR DESIGN
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 806,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 806,000
new text end

Sec. 28. new text beginBOARD OF COSMETOLOGIST
EXAMINERS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,514,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,514,000
new text end

Sec. 29. new text beginBOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 343,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 343,000
new text end

Sec. 30. new text beginGENERAL CONTINGENT
ACCOUNTS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin Workers'
Compensation
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin (a) The appropriations in this section may only
be spent with the approval of the governor
after consultation with the Legislative
Advisory Commission pursuant to Minnesota
Statutes, section 3.30.
new text end

new text begin (b) If an appropriation in this section for either
year is insufficient, the appropriation for the
other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a contingent account appropriation is
made in one fiscal year, it should be
considered a biennial appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 31. new text beginTORT CLAIMS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 161,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 161,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are to be spent by the
commissioner of management and budget
according to Minnesota Statutes, section
3.736, subdivision 7. If the appropriation for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.
new text end

Sec. 32. new text beginMINNESOTA STATE RETIREMENT
SYSTEM
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,111,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,151,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Combined Legislators and
Constitutional Officers Retirement Plan
new text end

new text begin 9,111,000
new text end
new text begin 9,151,000
new text end

new text begin Under Minnesota Statutes, sections 3A.03,
subdivision 2; 3A.04, subdivisions 3 and 4;
and 3A.115.
new text end

new text begin If an appropriation in this section for either
year is insufficient, the appropriation for the
other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Judges Retirement Plan
new text end

new text begin 6,000,000
new text end
new text begin 6,000,000
new text end

new text begin For transfer to the judges retirement fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 490.123.
This transfer continues each fiscal year until
the judges retirement plan reaches 100 percent
funding as determined by an actuarial
valuation prepared according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 356.214.
new text end

Sec. 33. new text beginPUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT
ASSOCIATION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,500,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,000,000
new text end

new text begin These amounts are for direct state aid to the
public employees police and fire retirement
plan authorized under Minnesota Statutes,
section 353.65, subdivision 3b.
new text end

Sec. 34. new text beginTEACHERS RETIREMENT
ASSOCIATION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 29,831,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 29,831,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts estimated to be needed are as
follows:
new text end

new text begin Special Direct State Aid. $27,331,000 each
year is for special direct state aid authorized
under Minnesota Statutes, section 354.436.
new text end

new text begin Special Direct State Matching Aid.
$2,500,000 each year is for special direct state
matching aid authorized under Minnesota
Statutes, section 354.435.
new text end

Sec. 35. new text beginST. PAUL TEACHERS RETIREMENT
FUND
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,827,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,827,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts estimated to be needed for
special direct state aid to the first class city
teachers retirement fund association authorized
under Minnesota Statutes, section 354A.12,
subdivisions 3a and 3c.
new text end

Sec. 36. new text beginMILITARY AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,247,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,197,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Maintenance of Training Facilities
new text end

new text begin 9,701,000
new text end
new text begin 9,701,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin General Support
new text end

new text begin 3,382,000
new text end
new text begin 3,382,000
new text end

new text begin $258,000 each year is for reintegration
activities. If the amount for fiscal year 2020
is insufficient, the amount for 2021 is available
in fiscal year 2020. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Enlistment Incentives
new text end

new text begin 11,114,000
new text end
new text begin 11,114,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this subdivision are
available until June 30, 2023, except that any
unspent amounts allocated to a program
otherwise supported by this appropriation are
canceled to the general fund upon receipt of
federal funds in the same amount to support
administration of that program.
new text end

new text begin If appropriations for either year of the
biennium are insufficient, the appropriation
from the other year is available.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Transfer
new text end

new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin $50,000 in fiscal year 2020 is for transfer to
the Support Our Troops account for grants to
one or more eligible foundations for the
purpose of making grants to eligible
individuals as specified under Minnesota
Statutes, section 190.19, subdivision 2,
paragraph (a), clause (2). The amount
transferred is available until June 30, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 37. new text beginVETERANS AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 76,723,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 75,423,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Veterans Programs and Services
new text end

new text begin 18,912,000
new text end
new text begin 17,662,000
new text end

new text begin new text begin (a) CORE Program.new text end $1,500,000 in fiscal year
2020 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2021 are for
the Counseling and Case Management
Outreach Referral and Education (CORE)
program.
new text end

new text begin (b) Veterans Service Organizations. new text end new text begin
$353,000 each year is for grants to the
following congressionally chartered veterans
service organizations as designated by the
commissioner: Disabled American Veterans,
Military Order of the Purple Heart, the
American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Vietnam Veterans of America, AMVETS, and
Paralyzed Veterans of America. This funding
must be allocated in direct proportion to the
funding currently being provided by the
commissioner to these organizations.
new text end

new text begin (c) Minnesota Assistance Council for
Veterans.
$750,000 each year is for a grant
to the Minnesota Assistance Council for
Veterans to provide assistance throughout
Minnesota to veterans and their families who
are homeless or in danger of homelessness,
including assistance with the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) utilities;
new text end

new text begin (2) employment; and
new text end

new text begin (3) legal issues.
new text end

new text begin The assistance authorized under this paragraph
must be made only to veterans who have
resided in Minnesota for 30 days prior to
application for assistance and according to
other guidelines established by the
commissioner. In order to avoid duplication
of services, the commissioner must ensure that
this assistance is coordinated with all other
available programs for veterans.
new text end

new text begin (d) State's Veterans Cemeteries. $1,647,000
in the first year and $1,672,000 in the second
year are for the state's veterans cemeteries.
new text end

new text begin new text begin (e) Honor Guards.new text end $200,000 each year is for
compensation for honor guards at the funerals
of veterans under Minnesota Statutes, section
197.231.
new text end

new text begin new text begin (f) Minnesota GI Bill.new text end $200,000 each year is
for the costs of administering the Minnesota
GI Bill postsecondary educational benefits,
on-the-job training, and apprenticeship
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
197.791.
new text end

new text begin new text begin (g) Gold Star Program.new text end $100,000 each year
is for administering the Gold Star Program for
surviving family members of deceased
veterans.
new text end

new text begin new text begin (h) County Veterans Service Office.new text end
$1,100,000 each year is for funding the
County Veterans Service Office grant program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 197.608.
new text end

new text begin new text begin (i) Armed Forces Service Center.new text end $100,000
in the first year is for a onetime grant to the
Armed Forces Service Center at the
Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport for construction
costs related to the remodeling of the Armed
Forces Service Center and for refurbishing the
center's furniture and beds used by service
members between connecting flights and while
awaiting ground transportation when traveling
individually or by unit to and from military
duty assignments.
new text end

new text begin As a condition of issuing this grant, the
commissioner must ensure that the center
provides matching funding for this purpose.
The commissioner must also ensure that no
part of this grant may be spent for salary or
related benefits for any person or for the
operations of the center.
new text end

new text begin new text begin (j) Medal of Honor Memorial.new text end $150,000 in
the second year is for deposit in the Medal of
Honor Memorial account established under
Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 13, section
64, subdivision 2. The commissioner shall use
the amount transferred under this section to
construct the Medal of Honor Commemorative
Memorial. This transfer is not available until
the commissioner of management and budget
determines that an equal amount is committed
from other nonstate sources. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Veterans Health Care
new text end

new text begin 57,761,000
new text end
new text begin 57,761,000
new text end

new text begin (a) Transfers. These appropriations may be
transferred to a veterans homes special
revenue account in the special revenue fund
in the same manner as other receipts are
deposited according to Minnesota Statutes,
section 198.34, and are appropriated to the
commissioner of veterans affairs for the
operation of veterans homes facilities and
programs.
new text end

new text begin (b) Report. No later than January 15, 2020,
the commissioner must submit a report to the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
veterans affairs and state government finance
on reserve amounts maintained in the veterans
homes special revenue account. The report
must detail current and historical amounts
maintained as a reserve, and uses of those
amounts. The report must also include data on
the utilization of existing veterans homes,
including current and historical bed capacity
and usage, staffing levels and staff vacancy
rates, and staff-to-resident ratios.
new text end

new text begin new text begin (c) Maximize Federal Reimbursements. new text endThe
department shall seek opportunities to
maximize federal reimbursements of
Medicare-eligible expenses and provide annual
reports to the commissioner of management
and budget on the federal Medicare
reimbursements received. Contingent upon
future federal Medicare receipts, reductions
to the homes' general fund appropriation may
be made.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Transfer
new text end

new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin $50,000 in fiscal year 2020 is for transfer to
the Support Our Troops account for providing
services and programs for veterans and their
families as specified in Minnesota Statutes,
section 190.19, subdivision 2a, paragraph (a),
clause (3), and for the agency's uncompensated
burial costs for eligible dependents to whom
the commissioner grants a no-fee or
reduced-fee burial in the state's veteran
cemeteries pursuant to Minnesota Statutes,
section 197.236, subdivision 9, paragraph (b),
as specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
190.19, subdivision 2a, paragraph (a), clause
(7). The amount transferred is available until
June 30, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 38.

Laws 2018, chapter 100, section 1, is amended to read:


Section 1. SENATE; APPROPRIATION.

$32,299,000 in fiscal year 2018 and deleted text begin$32,105,000deleted text endnew text begin $37,105,000new text end in fiscal year 2019 are
appropriated from the general fund to the senate.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 39. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; REDUCTION FOR UNFILLED POSITIONS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget must reduce general fund appropriations
to agencies for agency operations for the biennium ending June 30, 2021, by $468,000 as
required under article 2, section 26. Reductions made in 2021 must be reflected as reductions
in agency base budgets for fiscal years 2022 and 2023. For purposes of this section, "agency"
has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.011, subdivision 2, and does not
include the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The commissioner of management
and budget must report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate Finance
Committee and the house of representatives Ways and Means Committee regarding the
amount of reductions made to each agency's appropriation and base budget under this section.
new text end

Sec. 40. new text beginCANCELLATIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) All unspent funds, estimated to be $7,290,000, carried forward from a previous
biennium by the house of representatives under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.281, are
canceled to the general fund by June 1, 2019.
new text end

new text begin (b) All unencumbered funds, estimated to be $7,343,000, in the information and
telecommunications technology systems and services account established under Minnesota
Statutes, section 16E.21, are canceled to the general fund by June 1, 2019.
new text end

new text begin (c) All unspent funds, estimated to be $350,000, to provide grants to the veterans Journey
Home program in fiscal year 2019 under Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 4, article
1, section 38, subdivision 2, are canceled to the general fund by June 29, 2019.
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

ARTICLE 2

STATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 3.855, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

State employee negotiations.

(a) The commissioner of management and budget
shall regularly advise the commission on the progress of collective bargaining activities
with state employees under the state Public Employment Labor Relations Act. During
negotiations, the commission may make recommendations to the commissioner as it deems
appropriate but no recommendation shall impose any obligation or grant any right or privilege
to the parties.

(b) The commissioner shall submit to the chair of the commission any negotiated
collective bargaining agreements, arbitration awards, compensation plans, or salaries for
legislative approval or disapproval. Negotiated agreements shall be submitted within five
days of the date of approval by the commissioner or the date of approval by the affected
state employees, whichever occurs later. Arbitration awards shall be submitted within five
days of their receipt by the commissioner. If the commission disapproves a collective
bargaining agreement, award, compensation plan, or salary, the commission shall specify
in writing to the parties those portions with which it disagrees and its reasons. If the
commission approves a collective bargaining agreement, award, compensation plan, or
salary, it shall submit the matter to the legislature to be accepted or rejected under this
section.

(c) When the legislature is not in session, the commission may give interim approval to
a negotiated collective bargaining agreement, salary, compensation plan, or arbitration
award. deleted text beginWhen the legislature is not in session, failure of the commission to disapprove a
collective bargaining agreement or arbitration award within 30 days constitutes approval.
deleted text end
The commission shall submit the negotiated collective bargaining agreements, salaries,
compensation plans, or arbitration awards for which it has provided approval to the entire
legislature for ratification at a special legislative session called to consider them or at its
next regular legislative session as provided in this section. Approval or disapproval by the
commission is not binding on the legislature.

(d) When the legislature is not in session, the proposed collective bargaining agreement,
arbitration decision, salary, or compensation plan must be implemented upon its approval
by the commission, and state employees covered by the proposed agreement or arbitration
decision do not have the right to strike while the interim approval is in effect. Wages and
economic fringe benefit increases provided for in the agreement or arbitration decision paid
in accordance with the interim approval by the commission are not affected, but the wages
or benefit increases must cease to be paid or provided effective upon the rejection of the
agreement, arbitration decision, salary, or compensation plan, or upon adjournment of the
legislature without acting on it.

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.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 3.855, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Information required. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget must
submit to the Legislative Coordinating Commission the following information with the
submission of a collective bargaining agreement or compensation plan under subdivisions
2 and 3:
new text end

new text begin (1) for each agency and for each proposed agreement or plan, a comparison of biennial
compensation costs under the current agreement or plan to the projected biennial
compensation costs under the proposed agreement or plan, paid with funds appropriated
from the general fund;
new text end

new text begin (2) for each agency and for each proposed agreement or plan, a comparison of biennial
compensation costs under the current agreement or plan to the projected biennial
compensation costs under the proposed agreement or plan, paid with funds appropriated
from each fund other than the general fund;
new text end

new text begin (3) for each agency and for each proposed agreement or plan, an identification of the
amount of the additional biennial compensation costs that are attributable to salary and
wages and to the cost of nonsalary and nonwage benefits; and
new text end

new text begin (4) for each agency, for clauses (1) to (3), the impact of the aggregate of all agreements
and plans being submitted to the commission.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [3.8845] LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON HOUSING AFFORDABILITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The Legislative Commission on Housing Affordability
consists of:
new text end

new text begin (1) two senators appointed by the senate majority leader;
new text end

new text begin (2) two senators appointed by the senate minority leader;
new text end

new text begin (3) two representatives appointed by the speaker of the house; and
new text end

new text begin (4) two representatives appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each appointing authority must make appointments by January 31 of the regular
legislative session in the odd-numbered year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The ranking senator from the majority party appointed to the
commission must convene the first meeting of a biennium by February 15 in the
odd-numbered year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Terms; vacancies. new text end

new text begin Members of the commission serve for terms beginning upon
appointment and ending at the beginning of the regular legislative session in the next
odd-numbered year. The appropriate appointing authority must fill a vacancy for a seat of
a current legislator for the remainder of the unexpired term.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Officers. new text end

new text begin The commission must elect a chair and may elect other officers as it
determines are necessary at the first meeting of the commission in an odd-numbered year.
The chair alternates between a member of the senate and a member of the house of
representatives at the start of the regular legislative session in each odd-numbered year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Staff. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Coordinating Commission must provide administrative
and research assistance to the commission.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The commission shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) define housing affordability and study issues relating to housing affordability and
the construction, preservation, and rehabilitation of owner-occupied and rental housing,
including subsidized housing, existing and future government regulations impacting housing
affordability, market forces impacting housing affordability, and access to homeownership;
new text end

new text begin (2) review and provide the legislature with research and analysis of emerging issues
affecting housing affordability and homeownership access, including but not limited to
construction work force, innovation, building practices, and building material costs;
new text end

new text begin (3) review and provide the legislature with research and analysis of policies to reduce
the homeownership equity gap; and
new text end

new text begin (4) review and make recommendations on legislative and rulemaking proposals positively
impacting personal housing affordability, access to homeownership, and other related barriers
to homeownership, especially with regard to first-time homebuyers and economically
disadvantaged buyers and renters.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires June 30, 2023.
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. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 3.97, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Evaluation topics.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The commission shall periodically select topics for the
legislative auditor to evaluate. Topics may include any agency, program, or activity
established by law to achieve a state purpose, or any topic that affects the operation of state
governmentdeleted text begin, butdeleted text endnew text begin.new text end The commission shall give primary consideration to topics that are likely,
upon examination, to produce recommendations for cost savings, increased productivity,
or the elimination of duplication among public agencies.new text begin The commission shall also give
consideration to programs and statutory provisions that authorize grants, tax incentives, and
other inducements for economic development.
new text end Legislators and legislative committees may
suggest topics for evaluation, but the legislative auditor shall only conduct evaluations
approved by the commission.

deleted text begin (b) The commission is requested to direct the auditor, in response to a suggestion from
an individual legislator of an evaluation topic, to estimate the scope of the proposed
evaluation and the time required to complete it. The estimate must be reported to the legislator
who submitted the suggestion and to the commission. The commission must determine
deleted text end deleted text begin within 60 days of receiving the estimate whether to proceed with the suggested evaluation
and must convey its decision to the legislator along with the reasons for its decision.
deleted 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. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 3.971, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Obligation to notify the legislative auditor.

The chief executive, financial,
or information officers of an organization subject to audit under this section must promptly
notify the legislative auditor when the officer obtains information indicating that public
money or other public resources may have been used for an unlawful purpose, or when the
officer obtains information indicating that government data classified by chapter 13 as not
public may have been accessed deleted text beginor used unlawfullydeleted text endnew text begin by or provided to a person without lawful
authorization
new text end. As necessary, the legislative auditor shall coordinate an investigation of the
allegation with appropriate law enforcement officials.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 6.

new text begin [5.50] EXECUTIVE ORDER LIST SERVE.
new text end

new text begin The secretary of state shall maintain a list of e-mail addresses of people who have
requested to be notified when an executive order is filed with the secretary of state. The
secretary of state shall notify people on the list by e-mail within seven days of the filing of
an executive order.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 6.481, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Powers and duties.

new text begin(a) new text endAll the powers and duties conferred and imposed
upon the state auditor shall be exercised and performed by the state auditor in respect to the
offices, institutions, public property, and improvements of several counties of the state. The
state auditor may visit, without previous notice, each county and examine all accounts and
records relating to the receipt and disbursement of the public funds and the custody of the
public funds and other property. The state auditor shall prescribe and install systems of
accounts and financial reports that shall be uniform, so far as practicable, for the same class
of offices.

new text begin (b) As used in this section, "county" includes a special district consisting exclusively of
counties operating under a joint powers agreement under section 471.59.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies retroactively to audits and examinations covering fiscal year 2018 and thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 6.481, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

CPA firm audit.

new text begin(a) new text endA county audit performed by a CPA firm must meet the
standards and be in a form meeting recognized industry auditing standards. The state auditor
may require additional information from the CPA firm if the state auditor determines that
is in the public interest, but the state auditor must accept the audit unless the state auditor
determines the audit or its form does not meet recognized industry auditing standards. The
state auditor may make additional examinations as the auditor determines to be in the public
interest.

new text begin (b) When the state auditor requires additional information from the CPA firm or makes
additional examinations that the state auditor determines to be in the public interest, the
state auditor must afford counties and CPA firms an opportunity to respond to potential
findings, conclusions, or questions as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) at least 30 days before beginning a review for work performed by a certified public
accountant firm licensed in chapter 326A, the state auditor must notify the county and CPA
firm that the state auditor will be conducting a review and must identify the type or scope
of review the state auditor will perform;
new text end

new text begin (2) throughout the state auditor's review, the auditor shall allow the county and the CPA
firm at least 30 days to respond to any request by the auditor for documents or other
information;
new text end

new text begin (3) at least 30 days before issuing a final report, the state auditor must provide the CPA
firm with a draft report of the state auditor's findings;
new text end

new text begin (4) at least 20 days before issuing a final report, the state auditor must hold a formal exit
conference with the CPA firm to discuss the findings in the state auditor's draft report;
new text end

new text begin (5) the state auditor shall make changes to the draft report if the state auditor determines
changes are warranted as a result of information provided by the CPA firm during the state
auditor's review; and
new text end

new text begin (6) the state auditor's final report must include any written responses provided by the
CPA firm.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [10.584] MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH.
new text end

new text begin The month of May is designated as Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month in
recognition of the state's desire to recognize the prevalence of pregnancy and postpartum
mental health issues and educate the people of the state about identifying symptoms and
seeking treatment options. Up to one-third of mothers report having symptoms of pregnancy
and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders each year. Many more cases go unreported due
to misunderstanding. Pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders are widespread but treatable
illnesses. Left untreated, pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders can lead
to negative effects on birth outcomes, infant development, and the well-being of mothers
and families. The state declares that in order to educate the public, the governor may promote
and encourage the observance of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 13.599, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin State Arts Board. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding subdivision 3, responses submitted by a
grantee to the State Arts Board or to a regional arts council under chapter 129D become
public data at the public review meeting at which they are considered, except for trade secret
data as defined and classified in section 13.37.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [14.1275] RULES IMPACTING RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OR
REMODELING; LEGISLATIVE NOTICE AND REVIEW.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin As used in this section, "residential construction" means the
new construction or remodeling of any building subject to the Minnesota Residential Code.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Impact on housing cost; agency determination. new text end

new text begin An agency must determine
if implementation of a proposed rule, or any portion of a proposed rule, will, on average,
increase the cost of residential construction or remodeling by $1,000 or more per unit. The
agency must make this determination before the close of the hearing record. Upon request
of a party affected by the proposed rule, an administrative law judge must review and
approve or disapprove an agency's determination that any portion of a proposed rule will
increase the cost of a dwelling unit by $1,000 or more.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Notice to legislature; legislative approval. new text end

new text begin (a) If the agency determines that
the impact of a proposed rule meets or exceeds the cost threshold provided in subdivision
2, or if the administrative law judge separately confirms the cost of any portion of a rule
exceeds the cost threshold provided in subdivision 2, the agency must notify, in writing,
the chairs and ranking minority members of the policy committees of the house of
representatives and the senate with jurisdiction over the subject matter of the proposed rule
within ten days of the determination.
new text end

new text begin (b) If a committee of either the house of representatives or senate with jurisdiction over
the subject matter of the proposed rule or a portion of a rule that meets or exceeds the
threshold in subdivision 2 votes to advise an agency that the rule should not be adopted as
proposed, the agency may not adopt the rule unless the rule is approved by a law enacted
after the vote of the committee. Section 14.126, subdivision 2, applies to a vote of a
committee under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Severability. new text end

new text begin If the agency or an administrative law judge determines that part
of a proposed rule meets or exceeds the threshold provided in subdivision 2, but that a
severable portion of the proposed rule does not meet or exceed that threshold, the agency
may proceed to adopt the severable portions of the proposed rule regardless of whether a
legislative committee has voted under subdivision 3 to advise an agency that the rule should
not be adopted as proposed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2019, and applies to
administrative rules proposed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 15A.083, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:


Subd. 6a.

Administrative law judge; salaries.

The salary of the chief administrative
law judge is 98.52 percent of the salary of a chief district court judge. The salaries of the
assistant chief administrative law judge and administrative law judge supervisors are deleted text begin93.60deleted text endnew text begin
100
new text end percent of the salary of a deleted text beginchiefdeleted text end district court judge. The salary of an administrative law
judge employed by the Office of Administrative Hearings is 98.52 percent of the salary of
a district court judge as set under section 15A.082, subdivision 3.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16A.103, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Forecast parameters.

new text begin(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), new text endthe forecast
must assume the continuation of current laws and reasonable estimates of projected growth
in the national and state economies and affected populations. Revenue must be estimated
for all sources provided for in current law. Expenditures must be estimated for all obligations
imposed by law and those projected to occur as a result of variables outside the control of
the legislature. Expenditure estimates must not include an allowance for inflation.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) and any appropriations established in law, all
expenditures for a department, institution, or agency of the executive branch estimated for
the November forecast must be zero if the scheduled year under section 16A.111, subdivision
3, for the department, institution, or agency coincides with the calendar year of the November
forecast. The forecasted expenditures in the February forecast must be zero for a department,
institution, or agency of the executive branch if they were zero in the preceding November
forecast as a result of the requirements of this paragraph. The commissioner shall not apply
this paragraph to forecasted expenditures for the current biennium, but shall apply the
requirements of this paragraph to the forecasted expenditures for the next two biennia.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16A.11, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Part two: detailed budget.

(a) Part two of the budget, the detailed budget
estimates both of expenditures and revenues, must contain any statements on the financial
plan which the governor believes desirable or which may be required by the legislature.
The detailed estimates shall include the governor's budget arranged in tabular form.

(b) Tables listing expenditures for the next biennium must show the appropriation base
for each year. The appropriation base is the amount appropriated for the second year of the
current biennium. The tables must separately show any adjustments to the base required by
current law or policies of the commissioner of management and budget. For forecasted
programs, the tables must also show the amount of the forecast adjustments, based on the
most recent forecast prepared by the commissioner of management and budget under section
16A.103. For all programs, the tables must show the amount of appropriation changes
recommended by the governor, after adjustments to the base and forecast adjustments, and
the total recommendation of the governor for that year.

(c) The detailed estimates must include a separate line listing the total cost of professional
and technical service contracts for the prior biennium and the projected costs of those
contracts for the current and upcoming biennium. They must also include a summary of the
personnel employed by the agency, reflected as full-time equivalent positions.

(d) The detailed estimates for internal service funds must include the number of full-time
equivalents by program; detail on any loans from the general fund, including dollar amounts
by program; proposed investments in technology or equipment of $100,000 or more; an
explanation of any operating losses or increases in retained earnings; and a history of the
rates that have been charged, with an explanation of any rate changes and the impact of the
rate changes on affected agencies.

new text begin (e) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) and any appropriation established in law, for any
department, institution, or agency in the executive branch that is in a scheduled year under
section 16A.111, subdivision 3, in the year prior to the year in which part two of the budget
must be submitted, the appropriation base for any appropriation made to that department,
institution, or agency for the next two biennia must be zero. The commissioner must display
the appropriation base established under this paragraph in the tables and narrative of part
two of the budget.
new text end

Sec. 15.

new text begin [16A.111] ZERO-BASED BUDGETING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Zero-based budget. new text end

new text begin (a) By October 15, each department, institution,
and agency of the executive branch within a scheduled year must submit to the commissioner
a proposed detailed operating budget for the biennium beginning July 1 of the following
year using zero-based budgeting, including a zero-based budget plan. The commissioner
of management and budget shall provide technical assistance to enable each department,
institution, or agency to complete its proposed detailed operating budget as specified by the
commissioner of management and budget.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of management and budget shall adopt policies and procedures
for each department, institution, and agency to implement the provisions of this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) As used in this section, "zero-based budgeting" means a method of determining the
budget of a department, institution, or agency for which the budget of the department,
institution, or agency:
new text end

new text begin (1) is deemed to be zero in the November forecast, the February forecast, and the
governor's budget recommendations that precede the establishment of a biennial budget;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) has justified each proposed expenditure for the biennium covered by the budget as
if it were a new expenditure.
new text end

new text begin (d) Each department, institution, and agency of the executive branch that is required to
prepare a detailed operating budget and a zero-based budget plan under this subdivision
must submit the detailed operating budget and zero-based budget plan to the legislature.
This information must be submitted to the legislature at the same time that part two of the
governor's budget is required to be submitted under section 16A.11, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Zero-based budget plan. new text end

new text begin A zero-based budget plan includes the following
information:
new text end

new text begin (1) a description of activities that comprise the agency, and a justification for the existence
of each activity by reference to statute or other legal authority;
new text end

new text begin (2) for each activity, a quantitative estimate of any adverse impacts that could reasonably
be expected should the activity be discontinued, together with a full description of the
methods by which the adverse impact is estimated;
new text end

new text begin (3) a list of quantifiable program outcomes that measure the efficiency and effectiveness
of each program;
new text end

new text begin (4) for each activity, an itemized account of expenditures that would be required to
maintain the activity at the minimum level of service required by statutory authority, together
with a concise statement of the quantity and quality of services required at that minimum
level;
new text end

new text begin (5) for each activity, an itemized account of expenditures required to maintain the quantity
and quality of services being provided and the number of personnel required to accomplish
each program; and
new text end

new text begin (6) a ranking of all activities that shows the relative contribution of each activity to the
overall goals and purposes of the agency at current service levels.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Scheduled year. new text end

new text begin (a) The scheduled year is 2020 and every ten years thereafter
for the following agencies: Department of Administration, Department of Agriculture,
Department of Commerce, Department of Corrections, Department of Education, Department
of Human Rights, Department of Human Services, Department of Military Affairs,
Department of Natural Resources, Department of Transportation, Minnesota Racing
Commission, Office of Higher Education, and all advisory groups associated with these
agencies.
new text end

new text begin (b) The scheduled year is 2022 and every ten years thereafter for the following agencies:
Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage, Department of Employment and Economic
Development, Department of Health, Department of Management and Budget, Department
of Public Safety, Gambling Control Board, Metropolitan Council, Minnesota Council on
Latino Affairs, Pollution Control Agency, Science Museum, the Minnesota State Academies,
University of Minnesota, and all advisory groups associated with these agencies.
new text end

new text begin (c) The scheduled year is 2024 and every ten years thereafter for the following agencies:
Agriculture Utilization Research Institute, all health-related boards listed in section 214.01,
Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Department of Labor and Industry, Department of
Revenue, Explore Minnesota Tourism, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Minnesota
Indian Affairs Council, Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, Professional Educator
Licensing and Standards Board, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Perpich Center for
Arts Education, and all advisory groups associated with these agencies.
new text end

new text begin (d) The scheduled year is 2026 and every ten years thereafter for the following agencies:
all non-health-related boards listed in section 214.01 except as otherwise provided in this
section, Arts Board, Board of Animal Health, Board of School Administrators, Board of
Soil and Water Resources, Department of Veterans Affairs, Emergency Medical Services
Regulatory Board, Mayo Medical School, Office of Administrative Hearings, Public Utilities
Commission, Uniform Laws Commission, Workers' Compensation Board, and all advisory
groups associated with these agencies.
new text end

new text begin (e) The scheduled year is 2028 and every ten years thereafter for the following agencies:
Amateur Sports Commission, Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, Board of
Teaching, Bureau of Mediation Services, Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board,
Destination Medical Center, Higher Education Facilities Authority, Iron Range Resources
and Rehabilitation Board, Minnesota Conservation Corps, Minnesota Zoo, Private Detectives
Board, and all advisory groups associated with these agencies.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 43A.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Hiring practices. new text end

new text begin The commissioner and all appointing authorities must ensure
that all hiring for management positions in agencies is done through a fair and open process
where all qualified candidates are given full consideration. Under no circumstances may:
new text end

new text begin (1) job requirements be altered to fit a particular candidate prior to the posting of a
position; or
new text end

new text begin (2) internal documents identify a particular candidate as the future holder of a position
prior to their official hiring.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 43A.15, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

On-the-job demonstration process and appointment.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner
shall establish qualifying procedures for applicants deleted text beginwhose disabilities are of such a severe
nature that the applicants are unable to demonstrate their abilities in the selection process
deleted text endnew text begin
with significant disabilities as defined in Minnesota Rules, part 3300.5010, subpart 18
new text end. The
qualifying procedures must consist of up to 700 hours on-the-job trial work experience deleted text beginfor
which the disabled person has the option of being paid or unpaid
deleted text end. deleted text beginUp to three persons with
severe disabilities and their job coach may be allowed to demonstrate their job competence
as a unit through the on-the-job trial work experience selection procedure. This on-the-job
demonstration process must be limited to applicants for whom there is no reasonable
accommodation in the selection process.
deleted text end

new text begin (b) Up to three persons with significant disabilities and their job coaches may be allowed
to demonstrate their job competence as a unit through the on-the-job trial work experience
selection procedure as defined in Minnesota Rules, part 3300.5010, subpart 18. This
on-the-job demonstration process must be limited to applicants for whom there is no
reasonable accommodation in the selection process.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endThe commissioner may authorize the probationary appointment of an applicant based
on the request of the appointing authority that documents that the applicant has successfully
demonstrated qualifications for the position through completion of an on-the-job trial work
experience. The implementation of this subdivision may not be deemed a violation of chapter
43A or 363A.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 43A.191, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Agency affirmative action plans.

(a) The head of each agency in the executive
branch shall prepare and implement an agency affirmative action plan consistent with this
section and rules issued under section 43A.04, subdivision 3.

(b) The agency plan must include a plan for the provision of reasonable accommodation
in the hiring and promotion of qualified disabled persons. The reasonable accommodation
plan must consist of at least the following:

(1) procedures for compliance with sectionsnew text begin 16E.03, subdivision 9,new text end 363A.08 to 363A.19,
and 363A.28, subdivision 10, and, where appropriate, regulations implementing United
States Code, title 29, section 794, as amended through December 31, 1984, which is section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act,
United States Code, title 42, sections 101 to 108, 201 to 231, 241 to 246, 401, 402, and 501
to 514;

(2) methods and procedures for providing reasonable accommodation for disabled job
applicants, current employees, and employees seeking promotion; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(3) provisions for funding reasonable accommodationsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (4) a plan to ensure that any collective bargaining agreement between the state and
agency employees provides equal employment opportunity for job applicants with disabilities
and current employees with disabilities seeking promotion; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the number of requests made, the number of requests approved, and the number of
requests reimbursed from the state accommodation account under section 16B.4805.
new text end

(c) The agency plan must be prepared by the agency head with the assistance of the
agency affirmative action officer and the director of diversity and equal employment
opportunity. The new text beginagency may consult with the new text endCouncil on Disability deleted text beginshall provide assistance
with the agency reasonable accommodation plan
deleted text endnew text begin, vocational rehabilitation services, state
services for the blind, and other disability experts to review and make recommendations on
recruitment and retention of people with disabilities
new text end.

(d) The agency plan must identify any positions in the agency that can be used for
supported employment as defined in section 268A.01, subdivision 13, of persons with severe
disabilities. The agency shall report this information to the commissioner. An agency that
hires more than one supported worker in the identified positions must receive recognition
for each supported worker toward meeting the agency's affirmative action goals and
objectives.

(e) An agency affirmative action plan may not be implemented without the
commissioner's approval.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 43A.191, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Audits; sanctions and incentives.

(a) The commissioner shall annually audit
the record of each agency to determine the rate of compliance with affirmative action
requirements.

(b) By March 1 of each odd-numbered year, the commissioner shall submit a report on
affirmative action progress of each agency and the state as a whole to the governor and to
the Finance Committee of the senate, the Ways and Means Committee of the house of
representatives, the Governmental Operations Committees of both houses of the legislature,
and the Legislative Coordinating Commission. The report must include noncompetitive
appointments made under section 43A.08, subdivision 2a, or 43A.15, subdivisions 3 to 7,
10, and 12, and cover each agency's rate of compliance with affirmative action requirements.

(c) An agency deleted text beginthat does not meet its hiring goalsdeleted text end must justify its deleted text beginnonaffirmative actiondeleted text end
hires in competitive and noncompetitive appointments according to criteria issued by the
Department of Management and Budget. deleted text begin"Missed opportunity" includes failure to justify a
nonaffirmative action hire. An agency must have 25 percent or less missed opportunities
in competitive appointments and 25 percent or less missed opportunities in appointments
made under sections 43A.08, subdivisions 1, clauses (9), (11), and (16); and 2a; and 43A.15,
subdivisions 3
, 10, 12, and 13.
deleted text endnew text begin The criteria must include the number of applicants hired
through on-the-job trial work experience, the number of applicants who receive authorization
for a probationary period, and the number of applicants who are offered an appointment.
new text end
In addition, an agency shall:

(1) demonstrate a good faith effort to recruit protected group members by following an
active recruitment plan;

(2) implement a coordinated retention plan; and

(3) have an established complaint resolution procedure.

(d) The commissioner shall develop reporting standards and procedures for measuring
compliance.

(e) An agency is encouraged to develop other innovative ways to promote awareness,
acceptance, and appreciation for diversity and affirmative action. These innovations will
be considered when evaluating an agency's compliance with this section.

(f) An agency not in compliance with affirmative action requirements of this section
must identify methods and programs to improve performance, to reallocate resources
internally in order to increase support for affirmative action programs, and to submit program
and resource reallocation proposals to the commissioner for approval. An agency must
submit these proposals within 120 days of being notified by the commissioner that it is out
of compliance with affirmative action requirements. The commissioner shall monitor
quarterly the affirmative action programs of an agency found to be out of compliance.

(g) The commissioner shall establish a program to recognize an agency that has made
significant and measurable progress in implementing an affirmative action plan.

new text begin (h) The commissioner must publish on the Minnesota Management and Budget website
summary data about all appointments including protected class status and job classification
of each.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 179A.20, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2b. new text end

new text begin Limited by appropriation. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget
must not contract to pay more to employees of the state in compensation and benefits in
either year of the biennium than is permitted under the first spending plan submitted by July
31 in an odd-numbered year and approved by the commissioner under section 16A.14,
subdivisions 3 and 4.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240A.09, is amended to read:


240A.09 PLAN DEVELOPMENT; CRITERIA.

The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission shall develop a plan to promote the
development of proposals for new statewide public ice facilities including proposals for ice
centers and matching grants based on the criteria in this section.

(a) For ice center proposals, the commission will give priority to proposals that come
from more than one local government unit. Institutions of higher education are not eligible
to receive a grant.

(b) The commission must give priority to grant applications for indoor air quality
improvements and projects that eliminate R-22. For purposes of this section:

(1) "indoor air quality improvements" means: (i) renovation or replacement of heating,
ventilating, and air conditioning systems in existing indoor ice arenas whose ice resurfacing
and ice edging equipment are not powered by electricity in order to reduce concentrations
of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide; and (ii) acquisition of zero-emission ice resurfacing
and ice edging equipment. The new or renovated systems may include continuous electronic
air monitoring devices to automatically activate the ventilation systems when the
concentration of carbon monoxide or nitrogen dioxide reaches a predetermined level; and

(2) "projects that eliminate R-22," means replacement of ice-making systems in existing
public facilities that use R-22 as a refrigerant, with systems that use alternative
non-ozone-depleting refrigerants.

(c) In the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, the commission
is encouraged to give priority to the following proposals:

(1) proposals for construction of two or more ice sheets in a single new facility;

(2) proposals for construction of an additional sheet of ice at an existing ice center;

(3) proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of ice as part of a sports complex
with multiple sports facilities; and

(4) proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of ice that will be expanded to a
two-sheet facility in the future.

(d) The commission shall administer a site selection process for the ice centers. The
commission shall invite proposals from cities or counties or consortia of cities. A proposal
for an ice center must include matching contributions including in-kind contributions of
land, access roadways and access roadway improvements, and necessary utility services,
landscaping, and parking.

(e) Proposals for ice centers and matching grants must provide for meeting the demand
for ice time for female groups by offering up to 50 percent of prime ice time, as needed, to
female groups. For purposes of this section, prime ice time means the hours of 4:00 p.m.
to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

(f) The location for all proposed facilities must be in areas of maximum demonstrated
interest and must maximize accessibility to an arterial highway.

(g) To the extent possible, all proposed facilities must be dispersed equitably, must be
located to maximize potential for full utilization and profitable operation, and must
accommodate noncompetitive family and community skating for all ages.

(h) The commission may also use the money to upgrade current facilities, purchase girls'
ice time, or conduct amateur women's hockey and other ice sport tournaments.

(i) To the extent possible, 50 percent of all grants must be awarded to communities in
greater Minnesota.

(j) To the extent possible, technical assistance shall be provided to Minnesota
communities by the commission on ice arena planning, design, and operation, including the
marketing of ice time and on projects described in paragraph (b).

(k) A grant for new facilities may not exceed $250,000.

(l) The commission may make grants for rehabilitation and renovation. A rehabilitation
or renovation grant for air quality may not exceed $200,000 and a rehabilitation or renovation
grant for R-22 elimination may not exceed deleted text begin$50,000deleted text endnew text begin $250,000new text end for indirect cooling systems
and may not exceed deleted text begin$400,000deleted text endnew text begin $500,000new text end for direct cooling systems. Priority must be given
to grant applications for indoor air quality improvements, including zero emission ice
resurfacing equipment, and for projects that eliminate R-22.

(m) Grant money may be used for ice centers designed for sports other than hockey.

(n) Grant money may be used to upgrade existing facilities to comply with the bleacher
safety requirements of section 326B.112.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 353.27, subdivision 3c, is amended to read:


Subd. 3c.

Former MERF members; member and employer contributions.

(a) For
the period July 1, deleted text begin2015deleted text endnew text begin 2019new text end, through December 31, 2031, the member contributions for
former members of the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund and by the former
Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund-covered employing units are governed by this
subdivision.

(b) The member contribution for a public employee who was a member of the former
Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund on June 29, 2010, is 9.75 percent of the salary of
the employee.

(c) The employer regular contribution with respect to a public employee who was a
member of the former Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund on June 29, 2010, is 9.75
percent of the salary of the employee.

(d) The annual employer supplemental contribution is the employing unit's share of
deleted text begin $31,000,000. For calendar years 2017 and 2018, the employer supplemental contribution
is the employing unit's share of $21,000,000
deleted text endnew text begin $37,000,000new text end.

(e) Each employing unit's share under paragraph (d) is the amount determined from an
allocation between each employing unit in the portion equal to the unit's employer
supplemental contribution paid or payable under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.50,
during calendar year 2014.

(f) The employer supplemental contribution amount under paragraph (d) for calendar
year deleted text begin2015deleted text endnew text begin 2019new text end must be invoiced by the executive director of the Public Employees
Retirement Association by July 1, deleted text begin2015deleted text endnew text begin 2019new text end. deleted text beginThe calendar year 2015 payment is payable
in a single amount on or before September 30, 2015.
deleted text end For subsequent calendar years, the
employer supplemental contribution under paragraph (d) must be invoiced on January 31
of each year deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin. The employer supplemental contributionnew text end is payable in two parts, with the
first half payable on or before July 31 and with the second half payable on or before
December 15. Late payments are payable with interest, compounded annually, at the
applicable rate or rates specified in section 356.59, subdivision 3, per month for each month
or portion of a month that has elapsed after the due date.

(g) The employer supplemental contribution under paragraph (d) terminates on December
31, 2031.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 645.071, is amended to read:


645.071 STANDARD OF TIME.

Every mention of, or reference to, any hour or time in any lawnew text begin, during any period of the
year,
new text end is to be construed with reference to and in accordance with the deleted text beginstandard time ordeleted text end
advanced standard time provided by federal law. No department of the state government
and no county, city or town shall employnew text begin, during any period of the year,new text end any other timenew text begin,new text end or
adopt any ordinance or order providing for the usenew text begin, during any period of the year,new text end of any
other time than the federal deleted text beginstandard time ordeleted text end advanced standard time.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon the first commencement of advanced
standard time, also known as daylight saving time, following enactment of an amendment
to United States Code, title 15, section 260a, or another applicable law, which authorizes
states to observe advanced standard time year-round.
new text end

Sec. 24. new text beginINITIAL APPOINTMENTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Appointing authorities for the Legislative Commission on Housing Affordability
under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.8845, must make initial appointments by June 1, 2019,
to serve a term ending in January 2021.
new text end

new text begin (b) The speaker of the house must designate one member of the commission to convene
the first meeting of the commission by June 15, 2019. A member of the house of
representatives shall serve as the first chair of the commission. A member of the senate
shall serve as chair of the commission beginning in January 2021.
new text end

Sec. 25. new text beginWORKING GROUP ON STATE EMPLOYMENT AND RETENTION OF
EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Members. new text end

new text begin (a) A working group on state employment and retention of
employees with disabilities is formed and must consist of the following members:
new text end

new text begin (1) a representative of the Commission of the Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing;
new text end

new text begin (2) a representative of the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities;
new text end

new text begin (3) a representative of Vocational Rehabilitation Services from within the Department
of Employment and Economic Development;
new text end

new text begin (4) a representative of State Services for the Blind from within the Department of
Employment and Economic Development;
new text end

new text begin (5) a representative of the Minnesota Council on Disability;
new text end

new text begin (6) a representative of the Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and
Developmental Disabilities;
new text end

new text begin (7) a representative of the Olmstead Implementation Office with the Minnesota Housing
Finance Agency;
new text end

new text begin (8) a representative of the MN.IT Office of Accessibility;
new text end

new text begin (9) a representative of A System of Technology to Achieve Results from within the
Department of Administration; and
new text end

new text begin (10) a representative from Minnesota Management and Budget.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each of the entities listed in paragraph (a) must appoint its representative to the
working group.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Convening authority; chair. new text end

new text begin The Commission of the Deaf, Deafblind and
Hard of Hearing is responsible for convening the working group and its representative to
the working group shall act as chair for all meetings.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties; timing. new text end

new text begin The working group must report on strategies for attracting and
retaining state employees with disabilities to Minnesota Management and Budget and to
the legislative committees with responsibility for state finance and operation. The report
must be delivered by January 15, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 26. new text beginFULL-TIME EQUIVALENT FREEZE.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of management and budget shall determine the number of full-time
equivalent positions employed by each agency as of June 30, 2019.
new text end

new text begin (b) Appropriations from any funds for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 must not be used to
pay salary or benefits to employ more full-time equivalent positions than determined in
paragraph (a). This section does not apply to any law enforcement positions that involve
the investigation, enforcement, or prosecution of a crime or any position in a correctional
facility.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this section, "agency" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.011, subdivision 2, and does not include the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities.
new text end

Sec. 27. new text beginREDUCTION IN APPROPRIATIONS FOR UNFILLED POSITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Reduction required. new text end

new text begin The general fund and nongeneral fund appropriations
to an agency for agency operations for the biennium ending June 30, 2021, are reduced by
the amount of salary and benefits savings that result from any positions that have not been
filled within 180 days of the posting of the position. This section applies only to positions
that are posted in fiscal years 2019, 2020, and 2021. Reductions made under this paragraph
must be reflected as reductions in agency base budgets for fiscal years 2022 and 2023. This
section does not apply to any law enforcement positions that involve the investigation,
enforcement, or prosecution of a crime or any position in a correctional facility.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget must report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and the house of representatives finance
committees regarding the amount of reductions in spending by each agency under this
section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "agency" has the meaning given in
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.011, subdivision 2, and does not include the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities.
new text end

Sec. 28. new text beginBOARD OF COSMETOLOGIST EXAMINERS RULEMAKING.
new text end

new text begin Rules proposed by the Board of Cosmetologist Examiners after January 1, 2019, shall
not take effect until after adjournment of the regular session of the legislature in 2020.
new text end

Sec. 29. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 3.9735; and 353.505, new text end new text begin are repealed.
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

ARTICLE 3

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Section 1.

new text begin [3.199] ACCESSIBILITY IN THE LEGISLATURE'S INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following term has the
meaning given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Responsible authority" means:
new text end

new text begin (1) for the house of representatives, the chief clerk of the house;
new text end

new text begin (2) for the senate, the secretary of the senate;
new text end

new text begin (3) for the Office of the Revisor of Statutes, the revisor of statutes;
new text end

new text begin (4) for the Office of the Legislative Auditor, the legislative auditor;
new text end

new text begin (5) for the Legislative Reference Library, the library director;
new text end

new text begin (6) for the Legislative Budget Office, the director of the Legislative Budget Office; and
new text end

new text begin (7) for any entity administered by the legislative branch not listed in clauses (1) to (6),
the director of the Legislative Coordinating Commission.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Accessibility standards; compliance. new text end

new text begin The senate, the house of representatives,
and joint legislative offices and commissions must comply with accessibility standards
adopted for state agencies by the chief information officer under section 16E.03, subdivision
9, for technology, software, and hardware procurement, unless the responsible authority for
a legislative body or office has approved an exception for a standard for that body or office.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Not subject to MN.IT authority. new text end

new text begin The chief information officer is not authorized
to manage or direct compliance of the legislature with accessibility standards.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective September 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [3.888] LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON CYBERSECURITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity consists
of the following eight members:
new text end

new text begin (1) four senators, including two senators appointed by the senate majority leader and
two senators appointed by the senate minority leader; and
new text end

new text begin (2) four members of the house of representatives, including two members appointed by
the speaker of the house and two members appointed by the minority leader of the house.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Terms; vacancies. new text end

new text begin Members of the commission serve for a two-year term
beginning upon appointment and expiring on appointment of a successor after the opening
of the next regular session of the legislature in the odd-numbered year. A vacancy in the
membership of the commission must be filled for the unexpired term in a manner that will
preserve the representation established by this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The commission shall provide oversight of the state's cybersecurity
measures. The commission shall review the policies and practices of state agencies with
regard to cybersecurity and may recommend changes in policy to adequately protect the
state from cybersecurity threats. The commission may develop recommendations and draft
legislation to support and strengthen the state's cybersecurity infrastructure.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Chair. new text end

new text begin The commission shall elect a chair by a majority vote of members
present. The officers shall alternate between a member of the senate and a member of the
house of representatives. A chair shall serve a two-year term expiring upon election of a
new chair after the opening of the next regular session of the legislature in the odd-numbered
year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The commission must meet at least three times per calendar year.
The meetings of the commission are subject to section 3.055, except that the commission
may close a meeting when necessary to safeguard the state's cybersecurity. The minutes,
recordings, and documents from a closed meeting under this subdivision shall be maintained
by the Legislative Coordinating Commission and shall not be made available to the public
until eight years after the date of the meeting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall provide
administrative services for the commission.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Sunset. new text end

new text begin The commission sunsets December 31, 2028.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [3.889] LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The Legislative Commission on Information Technology
consists of the following eight members:
new text end

new text begin (1) four senators, including two senators appointed by the senate majority leader and
two senators appointed by the senate minority leader; and
new text end

new text begin (2) four members of the house of representatives, including two members appointed by
the speaker of the house and two members appointed by the minority leader of the house.
new text end

new text begin (b) To the extent possible, the appointing authorities must appoint members with
knowledge of technical aspects or management of information technology.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Terms; vacancies. new text end

new text begin Members of the commission serve for a two-year term
beginning upon appointment and expiring on appointment of a successor after the opening
of the next regular session of the legislature in the odd-numbered year. A vacancy in the
membership of the commission must be filled for the unexpired term in a manner that will
preserve the representation established by this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The commission must consider the issues raised in the 2019 evaluation
report of the Office of the Legislative Auditor titled "Office of Minnesota Information
Technology Services (MN.IT)" and other reports and evaluations issued since January 1,
2014, by the Office of the Legislative Auditor on the topics of information technology or
the Office of MN.IT Services. The commission must prepare draft legislation, as appropriate,
and develop plans or advice to implement the recommendations of the legislative auditor.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Chair. new text end

new text begin The commission shall elect a chair by a majority vote of members
present. The officers shall alternate between a member of the senate and a member of the
house of representatives. A chair shall serve a two-year term expiring upon election of a
new chair after the opening of the next regular session of the legislature in the odd-numbered
year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The commission must meet at least three times per calendar year.
The meetings of the commission are subject to section 3.055, except that the commission
may close a meeting when necessary to safeguard the state's information technology. The
minutes, recordings, and documents from a closed meeting under this subdivision shall be
maintained by the Legislative Coordinating Commission and shall not be made available
to the public until eight years after the date of the meeting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall provide
administrative services for the commission.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Sunset. new text end

new text begin The commission sunsets January 30, 2028.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [15.996] LOCAL GOVERNMENT USER ACCEPTANCE TESTING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Applicability. new text end

new text begin "Agency" as used in this section means any state officer,
employee, board, commission, authority, department, entity, or organization of the executive
branch of state government, including the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin User acceptance testing. new text end

new text begin (a) An agency implementing a new information
technology business software application or new business software application functionality
that significantly impacts the operations of local units of government must provide
opportunities for local government representative involvement in user acceptance testing,
unless the testing is deemed not feasible or necessary by the relevant agency commissioner,
in consultation with representatives of local units of government and the chief information
officer.
new text end

new text begin (b) The requirements in paragraph (a) only apply to new software applications and new
software application functionality where local units of government will be primary users,
as determined by the relevant agency head in consultation with representatives of local units
of government and the chief information officer. The requirements in paragraph (a) do not
apply to routine software upgrades or application changes that are primarily intended to
comply with federal law, rules, or regulations.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16E.01, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Responsibilities.

The office shall provide oversight, leadership, and direction
for information and telecommunications technology policy and the management, delivery,
accessibility, and security of information and telecommunications technology systems and
services deleted text beginin Minnesotadeleted text endnew text begin for agencies in the executive branchnew text end. The office shall manage strategic
investments in information and telecommunications technology systems and services deleted text beginto
encourage the development of a technically literate society,
deleted text end to ensure sufficient access to
and efficient delivery of accessible government services, and to maximize benefits for the
state government as an enterprise.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16E.016, is amended to read:


16E.016 RESPONSIBILITY FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
AND EQUIPMENT.

(a) The chief information officer is responsible for providing or entering into managed
services contracts for the provision, improvement, and development of the following
information technology systems and services to state agencies:

(1) state data centers;

(2) mainframes including system software;

(3) servers including system software;

deleted text begin (4) desktops including system software;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) laptop computers including system software;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(4) new text enda data network including system software;

deleted text begin (7) database,deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end electronic maildeleted text begin, office systems, reporting, and other standard software
tools
deleted text end;

deleted text begin (8) business application software and related technical support services;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end help desk for the components listed in clauses (1) to deleted text begin(8)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end maintenance, problem resolution, and break-fix for the components listed in
clauses (1) to deleted text begin(8)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end regular upgrades and replacement for the components listed in clauses (1) to
deleted text begin (8); anddeleted text endnew text begin (5).
new text end

deleted text begin (12) network-connected output devices.
deleted text end

new text begin (b) The chief information officer is responsible for providing or entering into managed
services contracts for the provision, improvement, and development of the following
information technology systems and services to a state agency, at the request of the agency:
new text end

new text begin (1) desktops including system software;
new text end

new text begin (2) laptop computers including system software;
new text end

new text begin (3) database, office systems, reporting, and other standard software tools;
new text end

new text begin (4) business application software and related technical support services;
new text end

new text begin (5) help desk for the components listed in clauses (1) to (4);
new text end

new text begin (6) maintenance, problem resolution, and break-fix for the components listed in clauses
(1) to (4);
new text end

new text begin (7) regular upgrades and replacement for the components listed in clauses (1) to (4); and
new text end

new text begin (8) network-connected output devices.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endAll state agency employees whose work primarily involves functions specified
in paragraph (a) are employees of the Office of MN.IT Services. This includes employees
who directly perform the functions in paragraph (a), as well as employees whose work
primarily involves managing, supervising, or providing administrative services or support
services to employees who directly perform these functions. The chief information officer
may assign employees of the office to perform work exclusively for another state agency.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Subject to sections 16C.08 and 16C.09, the chief information officer may allow
a state agency to obtain services specified in paragraph (a) through a contract with an outside
vendor when the chief information officer and the agency head agree that a contract would
provide best value, as defined in section 16C.02, under the service-level agreement. The
chief information officer must require that Agency contracts with outside vendors ensure
that systems and services are compatible with standards established by the Office of MN.IT
Services.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end The Minnesota State Retirement System, the Public Employees Retirement
Association, the Teachers Retirement Association, the State Board of Investment, the
Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, the State Lottery, and the Statewide Radio
Board are not state agencies for purposes of this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019, and applies to contracts
entered into on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16E.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms
have the meanings given them.

(b) "Information and telecommunications technology systems and services" means all
computing and telecommunications hardware and software, the activities undertaken to
secure that hardware and software, and the activities undertaken to acquire, transport, process,
analyze, store, and disseminate information electronically. "Information and
telecommunications technology systems and services" includes all proposed expenditures
for computing and telecommunications hardware and software, security for that hardware
and software, and related consulting or other professional services.

(c) "Information and telecommunications technology project" means an effort to acquire
or produce information and telecommunications technology systems and services.

(d) "Telecommunications" means voice, video, and data electronic transmissions
transported by wire, wireless, fiber-optic, radio, or other available transport technology.

(e) "Cyber security" means the protection of data and systems in networks connected to
the Internet.

(f) "State agency" means an agency in the executive branch of state government and
includes the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, but does not include the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities unless specifically provided elsewhere in this chapter.

(g) "Total expected project cost" includes direct staff costs, all supplemental contract
staff and vendor costs, and costs of hardware and software development or purchase.
Breaking a project into several phases does not affect the cost threshold, which must be
computed based on the full cost of all phases.

new text begin (h) "Cloud computing" has the meaning described by the National Institute of Standards
and Technology of the United States Department of Commerce in special publication
800-145, September 2011.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16E.03, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Chief information officer's responsibility.

The chief information officer shall:

(1) design a master plan for information and telecommunications technology systems
and services in the state and deleted text beginits political subdivisions anddeleted text end shall report on the plan to the
governor and legislature at the beginning of each regular session;

(2) coordinate, review, and approve all information and telecommunications technology
projects and oversee the state's information and telecommunications technology systems
and services;

(3) establish and enforce compliance with standards for information and
telecommunications technology systems and services that are cost-effective and support
open systems environments and that are compatible with state, national, and international
standards, including accessibility standards;

(4) maintain a library of systems and programs developed by the state deleted text beginand its political
subdivisions
deleted text end for use by agencies of government;

(5) direct and manage the shared operations of the state's information and
telecommunications technology systems and services; and

(6) establish and enforce standards and ensure acquisition of hardware and software
necessary to protect data and systems in state agency networks connected to the Internet.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16E.03, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Cloud computing services. new text end

new text begin (a) The project evaluation procedure required by
subdivision 4 must include a review of cloud computing service options, including any
security benefits and cost savings associated with purchasing those service options from a
cloud computing service provider.
new text end

new text begin (b) No later than October 1, 2019, and by October 1 of each even-numbered year
thereafter, the chief information officer must submit a report to the governor and to the
legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over state information technology issues
on the consideration of cloud computing service options in the information and
communications projects proposed by state agencies. The report must provide examples of
projects that produce cost savings and other benefits, including security enhancements, from
the use of cloud computing services.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16E.03, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Technical support to the legislature. new text end

new text begin The chief information officer, or a
designee, must provide technical support to assist the legislature to comply with accessibility
standards under section 3.199, subdivision 2. Support under this subdivision must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) clarifying the requirements of the accessibility standards;
new text end

new text begin (2) providing templates for common software applications used in developing documents
used by the legislature;
new text end

new text begin (3) assisting the development of training for staff to comply with the accessibility
standards and assisting in providing the training; and
new text end

new text begin (4) assisting the development of technical applications that enable legislative documents
to be fully accessible.
new text end

new text begin The chief information officer must provide these services at no cost to the legislature.
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. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16E.035, is amended to read:


16E.035 TECHNOLOGY new text beginINFRASTRUCTURE new text endINVENTORYnew text begin; SECURITY RISK
ASSESSMENT
new text end.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Inventory required. new text end

The chief information officer must prepare deleted text begina financialdeleted text endnew text begin
an
new text end inventory of technology new text begininfrastructure new text endowned or leased by MN.IT Servicesnew text begin or a state
agency
new text end. The inventory must include:

(1) new text begineach agency's information technology security program;
new text end

new text begin (2) an inventory of servers, mainframes, cloud services, and other information technology
systems and services, itemized by agency;
new text end

new text begin (3) identification of vendors that operate or manage information technology systems or
services within each agency;
new text end

new text begin (4) new text endinformation on how deleted text beginthe technologydeleted text endnew text begin each system or servicenew text end fits into the state's
information technology architecture; and

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end a projected replacement schedulenew text begin for each system or servicenew text end.

deleted text begin The chief information officer must report the inventory to the legislative committees
with primary jurisdiction over state technology issues by July 1 of each even-numbered
year.
deleted text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Risk assessment. new text end

new text begin (a) The chief information officer must conduct a risk
assessment of the information technology systems and services contained in the inventory
required by subdivision 1. The risk assessment must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) an analysis and assessment of each state agency's security and operational risks; and
new text end

new text begin (2) for a state agency found to be at higher security and operational risks, a detailed
analysis of, and an estimate of the costs to implement:
new text end

new text begin (i) the requirements for the agency to address the risks and related vulnerabilities; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) agency efforts to address the risks through the modernization of information
technology systems and services, the use of cloud computing services, and use of a statewide
data center.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section does not require disclosure of security information classified under
section 13.37.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Reports required. new text end

new text begin The chief information officer must submit a report containing
the inventory and risk assessments required by this section to the governor and the chairs
and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over
state information technology issues no later than October 1, 2019, and by October 1 of each
even-numbered year thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [16E.046] PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR AGENCY INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Process for information technology project management. new text end

new text begin When an
executive branch state agency seeks to have a new information technology project developed
for the agency, the commissioner or head of the agency must follow the following steps:
new text end

new text begin (1) establish business rules for the information technology project;
new text end

new text begin (2) develop a statement of work that defines project-specific activities, deliverables, and
timelines for completion of the project. Where appropriate, as determined by the
commissioner of the agency, the project should be divided into phases, with activities,
deliverables, and timelines specified for each phase; and
new text end

new text begin (3) obtain a bid for the project based on the statement of work from the chief information
officer for the office to perform the specified work on the specified timeline. If the office
is not able to perform the specified work on the schedule described, the chief information
officer must notify the commissioner of the agency. The commissioner may also obtain a
bid for the project from private vendors or may have the work performed by employees
within the agency. The commissioner may contract with the office to oversee aspects of the
project to be performed by a private vendor.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Certification before deployment; project performed by MN.IT. new text end

new text begin For an
information technology project performed by the office, or a project for which MN.IT has
oversight responsibility on behalf of an executive branch state agency, the chief information
officer and the commissioner of the agency must share responsibility for decisions regarding
deployment of the project as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) no information technology project may be deployed without written certification by
both the commissioner of the agency and the chief information officer that the project
satisfies all requirements in the statement of work and adheres to business rules specified
by the commissioner of the agency; and
new text end

new text begin (2) when a project or phase of a project fails to meet deadlines established in a statement
of work, the commissioner or head of the agency and the chief information officer shall
report within one week of the unmet deadline to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the committees in the house of representatives and the senate with jurisdiction over the
Office of MN.IT Services and over the agency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Certification before deployment; project performed by private vendor. new text end

new text begin For
an information technology project performed by a private vendor without MN.IT
involvement, the commissioner or head of the agency must certify that the project satisfied
all requirements in the statement of work and adheres to business rules for the project. When
the project or phase of a project fails to meet deadlines established in a statement of work,
the commissioner or head of the agency must report within one week of the unmet deadline
to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees in the house of representatives
and the senate with jurisdiction over the agency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Standards and procedures. new text end

new text begin The chief information officer shall work with the
head of each agency supported by the office to establish standards and procedures governing
information technology project development.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16E.0466, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Consultation required.

(a) Every state agency with an information or
telecommunications project must consult with the Office of MN.IT Services to determine
the information technology cost of the projectnew text begin if the Office of MN.IT Services is selected
by an agency to perform the project
new text end. Upon agreement between the commissioner of a
particular agency and the chief information officer, the agency must transfer the information
technology cost portion of the project to the Office of MN.IT Services. Service level
agreements must document all project-related transfers under this section. Those agencies
specified in section 16E.016, paragraph deleted text begin(d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end, are exempt from the requirements of this
section.

(b) Notwithstanding section 16A.28, subdivision 3, any unexpended operating balance
appropriated to a state agency may be transferred to the information and telecommunications
technology systems and services account for the information technology cost of a specific
project, subject to the review of the Legislative Advisory Commission, under section 16E.21,
subdivision 3
.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16E.05, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Capital investment.

No state agency may propose or implement a capital
investment plan for a state office building unless:

(1) the agency has developed a plan for increasing telecommuting by employees who
would normally work in the building, or the agency has prepared a statement describing
why such a plan is not practicable; and

(2) the plan or statement has been reviewed by the officenew text begin for technical feasibility and
cost
new text end.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16E.14, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Reimbursements.

Except as specifically provided otherwise by law, each
agency shall reimburse the MN.IT services revolving fund for the cost of all services,
supplies, materials, labor, and depreciation of equipment, including reasonable overhead
costs, which the chief information officer is authorized and directed to furnish an agency.
The chief information officer shall report the rates to be charged for the revolving fund no
later than deleted text beginJuly 1 eachdeleted text endnew text begin June 1 each even-numbered calendarnew text end year to the chair of the committee
or division in the senate and house of representatives with primary jurisdiction over the
budget of the Office of MN.IT Services.new text begin These rates shall apply for the biennium beginning
July 1 of the following calendar year.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16E.18, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Rates.

(a) The chief information officer shall establish reimbursement rates in
cooperation with the commissioner of management and budget to be billed to participating
agencies and educational institutions sufficient to cover the operating, maintenance, and
administrative costs of the system.

(b) new text beginAn invoice or statement to an agency from the chief information officer must include
clear descriptions of the services the Office of MN.IT Services has provided. The invoice
or statement must categorize or code services in a manner prescribed by the agency, or the
chief information officer must provide supplemental information with an invoice or statement
that categorizes or codes all services reflected on the invoice or statement in a manner
prescribed by the agency.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endExcept as otherwise provided in subdivision 4, a direct appropriation made to an
educational institution for usage costs associated with the state information infrastructure
must only be used by the educational institution for payment of usage costs of the network
as billed by the chief information officer.

Sec. 17. new text beginLEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEE WORKING GROUP ON THE
LEGISLATURE'S ACCESSIBILITY MEASURES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The legislative employee working group on the legislature's
accessibility measures consists of 12 members. The senate majority leader and the speaker
of the house must each appoint four employees from among the following offices that serve
the respective bodies: media offices, information technology offices, legal and fiscal analysis
offices, the secretary of the senate, the chief clerk of the house of representatives, and other
offices considered appropriate. The chair of the Legislative Coordinating Commission must
appoint four members from among the employees who serve in the Office of the Revisor
of Statutes, the Legislative Reference Library, the Legislative Coordinating Commission,
and the Office of the Legislative Auditor. In conducting its work, the working group may
consult with the MN.IT Office of Accessibility; the Commission of Deaf, Deafblind and
Hard of Hearing; the Minnesota Council on Disability; State Services for the Blind; and
other groups that may be of assistance. Appointments to the working group must be made
by June 1, 2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties; report. new text end

new text begin (a) The employee working group must submit a report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over
rules and to the chair and vice-chair of the Legislative Coordinating Commission by January
15, 2020. The report must:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify ways the legislature's accessibility measures do not meet accessibility
standards applicable to state agencies under Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.03, subdivision
9;
new text end

new text begin (2) identify issues and technologies that may present barriers to compliance;
new text end

new text begin (3) suggest a compliance exception process;
new text end

new text begin (4) describe a plan to update the legislature's accessibility measures to be comparable
to those required of state agencies under Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.03, subdivision
9; and
new text end

new text begin (5) estimate the costs for updates to the legislature's accessibility measures.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this report, the employee working group does not need to consider
making archived documents, recordings, or publications accessible.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin First meeting; chair. new text end

new text begin The executive director of the Legislative Coordinating
Commission must convene the first meeting of the working group by July 15, 2019. At the
first meeting, the members must elect a chair.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Compensation; reimbursement. new text end

new text begin Members serve without compensation but
may be reimbursed for expenses.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administrative support. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Coordinating Commission must
provide administrative support to the working group.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The working group expires January 15, 2020, or a later date selected
by agreement of the appointing authorities in subdivision 1, but not later than January 15,
2025.
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. 18. new text beginFIRST APPOINTMENTS AND FIRST MEETING OF LEGISLATIVE
COMMISSION ON CYBERSECURITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin First appointments. new text end

new text begin Appointing authorities must make initial
appointments to the Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity by July 1, 2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin First meeting. new text end

new text begin The majority leader of the senate shall designate one senate
member of the Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.888, to convene the first meeting by August 15, 2019. The commission must select a chair
from among the senate members at the first meeting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Meetings in 2019. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 3.888,
subdivision 5, the commission must meet at least twice in 2019.
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. 19. new text beginCOMPLETION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSOLIDATION;
SURCHARGE AND SUSPENSION OF SERVICES FOR NONCOMPLIANT
AGENCIES; STRATEGIC WORKPLAN.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Consolidation required; state agency surcharge. new text end

new text begin (a) No later than
December 31, 2020, the state chief information officer must complete the executive branch
information technology consolidation required by Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter
10, article 4, section 7, as amended by Laws 2013, chapter 134, section 29. The head of any
state agency subject to consolidation must assist the state chief information officer as
necessary to implement the requirements of this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) Beginning July 1, 2020, the state chief information officer must impose a technology
consolidation surcharge of two percent on billings, and must suspend ongoing work on any
new projects or system upgrades, for an agency with information technology systems that
have not fully integrated into the statewide consolidated system despite the requirements
of law. Amounts received from the surcharge must be deposited into the general fund and
used to support information technology projects within agencies that have completed the
consolidation or for other purposes directed by law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Strategic workplan. new text end

new text begin No later than August 1, 2019, the state chief information
officer must prepare a strategic workplan detailing the steps necessary to complete the
information technology consolidation required by subdivision 1. The plan must include
benchmark goals that can be reasonably measured and documented and have specific
deadlines to be met within each quarter. The benchmark goals must include but are not
limited to strategies for implementing the cloud computing services review required by
Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.03, subdivision 4a, and other tools to provide secure and
cost-effective services to executive branch agencies and other end-users.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Progress reports. new text end

new text begin (a) No later than September 1, 2019, the state chief
information officer must submit a copy of the workplan required by subdivision 2 to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with primary jurisdiction
over state government finance and state information technology services.
new text end

new text begin (b) No later than October 1, 2019, and quarterly thereafter, the state chief information
officer must submit a progress report to the committees receiving the workplan required by
paragraph (a). At a minimum, the progress reports must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) information sufficient to determine whether deadlines for each benchmark goal have
been met and an explanation of the circumstances for any deadline that has not been met;
new text end

new text begin (2) details on the progress toward achieving each benchmark goal; and
new text end

new text begin (3) information on any new or unexpected costs or other barriers that impact progress
toward achieving a benchmark goal, including a detailed explanation of efforts by the state
chief information officer to reduce or eliminate those costs or barriers to ensure achievement
of that goal.
new text end

new text begin The report must also identify any agencies subject to the surcharge required under subdivision
1, paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (c) The state chief information officer must appear at public hearings convened by the
chairs of the committees identified in paragraph (a) and respond to questions from committee
members regarding the progress update.
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginFIRST APPOINTMENTS AND FIRST MEETING OF LEGISLATIVE
COMMISSION ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin First appointments. new text end

new text begin Appointing authorities must make initial
appointments to the Legislative Commission on Information Technology by July 1, 2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin First meeting. new text end

new text begin The majority leader of the senate shall designate one senate
member of the Legislative Commission on Information Technology under Minnesota
Statutes, section 3.888, to convene the first meeting by August 15, 2019. The commission
must select a chair from among the senate members at the first meeting.
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. 21. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The chief information officer is required to work with the revisor of statutes to prepare
draft legislation to eliminate all references in law to the "North Star" service and replace it
with "state web portal."
new text end

ARTICLE 4

RACING COMMISSION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 18a. new text end

new text begin Racing or gaming-related vendor. new text end

new text begin "Racing or gaming-related vendor"
means any person or entity that manufactures, sells, provides, distributes, repairs or maintains
equipment or supplies used at a Class A facility or provides services to a Class A facility
or Class B license holder that are directly related to the running of a horse race, simulcasting,
pari-mutuel betting, or card playing.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Qualifications.

A member of the commission must have been a resident of
Minnesota for at least five years before appointment, and must have a background and
experience as would qualify for membership on the commission. deleted text beginA member must, before
taking a place on the commission, file a bond in the principal sum of $100,000 payable to
the state, conditioned upon the faithful performance of duties.
deleted text end No commissioner, nor any
member of the commissioner's immediate family residing in the same household, may hold
a license issued by the commission or have a direct or indirect financial interest in a
corporation, partnership, or association which holds a license issued by the commission.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.02, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

deleted text beginAnnualdeleted text endnew text begin Biennialnew text end report.

The commission shall on February 15 of each
new text begin odd-numbered new text endyear submit a report to the governor and legislature on its activities,
organizational structure, receipts and disbursements, and recommendations for changes in
the laws relating to racing and pari-mutuel betting.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.08, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Revocation and suspension.

(a)new text begin After providing a licensee with notice and an
opportunity to be heard,
new text end the commission maynew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end revoke a class C license for a violation of law or rule which in the commission's
opinion adversely affects the integrity of horse racing in Minnesota, the public health,
welfare, or safety, or for an intentional false statement made in a license applicationdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

deleted text begin The commission maydeleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end suspend a class C license for up to deleted text beginone yeardeleted text endnew text begin five yearsnew text end for a
violation of law, order or rule.new text begin If the license expires during the term of suspension, the
licensee shall be ineligible to apply for another license from the commission until the
expiration of the term of suspension.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endThe commission may delegate to its designated agents the authority to impose
suspensions of class C licensesdeleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

new text begin (c) Except as provided in paragraph (d),new text end the deleted text beginrevocation ordeleted text end suspension of a class C license
may be appealed to the commission according to its rules.

deleted text begin (b) A license revocation or suspension for more than 90 days is a contested case under
sections 14.57 to 14.69 of the Administrative Procedure Act and is in addition to criminal
penalties imposed for a violation of law or rule.
deleted text end

new text begin (d) If the commission revokes or suspends a class C license for more than one year, the
licensee has the right to appeal by requesting a contested case hearing under chapter 14.
The request must be made in writing and sent to the commission by certified mail or personal
service. A request sent by certified mail must be postmarked within ten days after the licensee
receives the order of revocation or suspension from the commission. A request sent by
personal service must be received by the commission within ten days after the licensee
receives the order of revocation or suspension from the commission.
new text end

new text begin (e) new text endThe commission may summarily suspend a license for deleted text beginmore thandeleted text endnew text begin up tonew text end 90 days deleted text beginprior
to a contested case hearing
deleted text end where it is necessary to ensure the integrity of racing or to protect
the public health, welfare, or safety. deleted text beginA contested case hearing must be held within 30 days
of the summary suspension and the administrative law judge's report must be issued within
30 days from the close of the hearing record. In all cases involving summary suspension
the commission must issue its final decision within 30 days from receipt of the report of
the administrative law judge and subsequent exceptions and argument under section 14.61.
deleted text endnew text begin
The licensee has the right to appeal a summary suspension to the commission according to
its rules.
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. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.10, is amended to read:


240.10 LICENSE FEES.

(a) The fee for a class A license is $253,000 per year and must be remitted on July 1.
The fee for a class B license is $500 for each assigned racing day and $100 for each day on
which simulcasting is authorized and must be remitted on July 1. The fee for a class D
license is $50 for each assigned racing day on which racing is actually conducted. Fees
imposed on class D licenses must be paid to the commission at a time and in a manner as
provided by rule of the commission.

(b) The commission shall by rule establish an annual license fee for each occupation it
licenses under section 240.08.

(c) The initial annual license application fee for a class C license to provide advance
deposit wagering on horse racing under this chapter is $10,000 and an annual license fee
of $2,500 applies thereafter.

new text begin (d) Notwithstanding section 16A.1283, the commission shall by rule establish an annual
license fee for each type of racing or gaming-related vendor it licenses, not to exceed $2,500.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.12, is amended to read:


240.12 LICENSE AGREEMENTS.

The commission may enter into agreementsnew text begin or compactsnew text end with comparable bodies in
other racing jurisdictions for the mutual recognition of occupational licenses issued by each
body. The commission may by rule provide for and may charge a fee for the registration of
each license issued in another jurisdiction.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.13, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Purses.

(a) From the amounts deducted from all pari-mutuel pools by a licensee,new text begin
including breakage,
new text end an amount equal to not less than the following percentages of all money
in all pools must be set aside by the licensee and used for purses for races conducted by the
licensee, provided that a licensee may agree by contract with an organization representing
a majority of the horsepersons racing the breed involved to set aside amounts in addition
to the following percentages, if the contract is in writing and deleted text beginfiled withdeleted text endnew text begin reviewed bynew text end the
commissionnew text begin for compliance with this subdivisionnew text end:

(1) for live races conducted at a class A facility, 8.4 percent of handle;

(2) for simulcasts conducted any day a class A facility is licensed, not less than 37 percent
of the deleted text begintakeoutdeleted text endnew text begin amountnew text end remaining after deduction for the state pari-mutuel tax, payment to
the breeders fund, and payment to the sending out-of-state racetrack for receipt of the signal.

The commission may by rule provide for the administration and enforcement of this
subdivision. The deductions for payment to the sending out-of-state racetrack must be actual,
except that when there exists any overlap of ownership, control, or interest between the
sending out-of-state racetrack and the receiving licensee, the deduction must not be greater
than three percent unless agreed to between the licensee and the horsepersons' organization
representing the majority of horsepersons racing the breed racing the majority of races
during the existing racing meeting or, if outside of the racing season, during the most recent
racing meeting.

The licensee shall pay to the commission for deposit in the Minnesota breeders fund
5-1/2 percent of the takeout from all pari-mutuel pools generated by wagering at the licensee's
facility on simulcasts of races not conducted in this state.

(b) deleted text beginFrom the money set aside for purses,deleted text end The licensee shall pay to the horseperson's
organization representing the majority of the horsepersons racing the breed involved and
contracting with the licensee with respect to purses and the conduct of the racing meetings
and providing representation to its members, an amount as may be determined by agreement
by the licensee and the horsepersons' organization sufficient to provide benevolent programs,
benefits, and services for horsepersons and their on-track employees. The amount paid may
be deducted deleted text beginonlydeleted text end from the money set aside for purses to be paid in races for the breed
represented by the horseperson's organizationnew text begin or may be paid from breakage retained by
the licensee from live or simulcast wagering as agreed between the licensee and horsepersons'
organization
new text end. With respect to racing meetings where more than one breed is racing, the
licensee may contract independently with the horseperson's organization representing each
breed racing.new text begin The contract must be in writing and reviewed by the commission for compliance
with this subdivision.
new text end

(c) Notwithstanding sections 325D.49 to 325D.66, a horseperson's organization
representing the majority of the horsepersons racing a breed at a meeting, and the members
thereof, may agree to withhold horses during a meeting.

(d) Money set aside for purses from wagering on simulcasts must be used for purses for
live races involving the same breed involved in the simulcast except that money set aside
for purses and payments to the breeders fund from wagering on simulcasts of races not
conducted in this state, occurring during a live mixed meet, must be allotted to the purses
and breeders fund for each breed participating in the mixed meet as agreed upon by the
breed organizations participating in the live mixed meet. The agreement shall be in writing
and deleted text beginfiled withdeleted text endnew text begin reviewed bynew text end the commissionnew text begin for compliance with this subdivisionnew text end prior to
the first day of the live mixed meet. In the absence of a written agreement deleted text beginfiled withdeleted text endnew text begin reviewed
by
new text end the commission, the money set aside for purses and payments to the breeders fund from
wagering on simulcasts, occurring during a live mixed meet, shall be allotted to each breed
participating in the live mixed meet in the same proportion that the number of live races
run by each breed bears to the total number of live races conducted during the period of the
mixed meet.

(e) The allocation of money set aside for purses to particular racing meets may be
adjusted, relative to overpayments and underpayments, by contract between the licensee
and the horsepersons' organization representing the majority of horsepersons racing the
breed involved at the licensee's facility.new text begin The contract must be in writing and reviewed by
the commission for compliance with this subdivision.
new text end

(f) Subject to the provisions of this chapter, money set aside from pari-mutuel pools for
purses must be for the breed involved in the race that generated the pool, except that if the
breed involved in the race generating the pari-mutuel pool is not racing in the current racing
meeting, or has not raced within the preceding 12 months at the licensee's class A facility,
money set aside for purses may be distributed proportionately to those breeds that have run
during the preceding 12 months or paid to the commission and used for purses or to promote
racing for the breed involved in the race generating the pari-mutuel pool, or both, in a manner
prescribed by the commission.

(g) This subdivision does not apply to a class D licensee.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.131, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Payments to state.

(a) A regulatory fee is imposed at the rate of one percent
of all amounts wagered by Minnesota residents with an authorized advance deposit wagering
provider. The fee shall be declared on a form prescribed by the commission. The ADW
provider must pay the fee to the commission no more than deleted text beginsevendeleted text endnew text begin 15new text end days after the end of
the month in which the wager was made. Fees collected under this paragraph must be
deposited in the state treasury and credited to a racing and card-playing regulation account
in the special revenue fund and are appropriated to the commission to offset the costs
associated with regulating horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in Minnesota.

(b) A breeders fund fee is imposed in the amount of one-quarter of one percent of all
amounts wagered by Minnesota residents with an authorized advance deposit wagering
provider. The fee shall be declared on a form prescribed by the commission. The ADW
provider must pay the fee to the commission no more than deleted text beginsevendeleted text endnew text begin 15new text end days after the end of
the month in which the wager was made. Fees collected under this paragraph must be
deposited in the state treasury and credited to a racing and card-playing regulation account
in the special revenue fund and are appropriated to the commission to offset the cost of
administering the breeders fund and promote horse breeding in Minnesota.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.135, is amended to read:


240.135 CARD CLUB REVENUE.

(a) From the amounts received from charges authorized under section 240.30, subdivision
4
, the licensee shall set aside the amounts specified in this section to be used for purse
payments. These amounts are in addition to the breeders fund and purse requirements set
forth elsewhere in this chapter.

(1) For amounts between zero and $6,000,000, the licensee shall set aside not less than
ten percent to be used as purses.

(2) For amounts in excess of $6,000,000, the licensee shall set aside not less than 14
percent to be used as purses.

(b) From all amounts set aside under paragraph (a), the licensee shall set aside ten percent
to be deposited in the breeders fund.

(c) It is the intent of the legislature that the proceeds of the card playing activities
authorized by this chapter be used to improve the horse racing industry by improving purses.
The licensee and the horseperson's organization representing the majority of horsepersons
who have raced at the racetrack during the preceding 12 months may negotiate percentages
that exceed those stated in this section if the agreement is in writing and deleted text beginfiled withdeleted text endnew text begin reviewed
by
new text end the commissionnew text begin for compliance with this sectionnew text end. The commission shall annually review
the financial details of card playing activities and determine if the present use of card playing
proceeds is consistent with the policy established by this paragraph. If the commission
determines that the use of the proceeds does not comply with the policy set forth herein,
then the commission shall direct the parties to make the changes necessary to ensure
compliance. If these changes require legislation, the commission shall make the appropriate
recommendations to the legislature.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.16, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Powers and duties.

All horse races run at a licensed racetrack must be
presided over by a board of three stewards, who must be appointees of the commission or
persons approved by it. The commission shall designate one steward as chair. At least two
stewards for all races either shall be employees of the commission who shall serve in the
unclassified service, or shall be under contract with the commission to serve as stewards.
The commission may delegate the following duties and powers to a board of stewards:

(1) to ensure that races are run in accordance with the commission's rules;

(2) to supervise the conduct of racing to ensure the integrity of the sport;

(3) to settle disputes arising from the running of horse races, and to certify official results;

(4) to impose on licensees, for violation of law or commission rules, fines deleted text beginnot exceeding
$5,000 and license suspensions not exceeding 90 days
deleted text endnew text begin of up to $10,000, suspensions of up
to one year, and other sanctions as delegated by the commission or permitted under its rules
new text end;

(5) to recommend to the commission where warranted penalties in excess of those in
clause (4);

(6) to otherwise enforce the laws and rules of racing; and

(7) to perform other duties and have other powers assigned by the commission.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.16, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Appeals; hearings.

new text begin Except as provided by section 240.08, subdivision 5, new text enda
ruling of a board of stewards may be appealed to the commission deleted text beginor be reviewed by itdeleted text endnew text begin. The
commission may review any ruling by the board of stewards
new text end on its own initiative. The
commission may provide for appeals to be heard by less than a quorum of the commission.
A hearing on a penalty imposed by a board of stewards must be granted on request.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.18, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Thoroughbred and quarterhorse categories.

(a) With respect to available
money apportioned in the thoroughbred and quarterhorse categories, 20 percent must be
expended as follows:

(1) at least one-half in the form of grants, contracts, or expenditures for equine research
and related education at deleted text beginthe University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicinedeleted text endnew text begin public
institutions of postsecondary learning in the state
new text end; and

(2) the balance in the form of grants, contracts, or expenditures for one or more of the
following:

(i) additional equine research and related education;

(ii) substance abuse programs for licensed personnel at racetracks in this state; and

(iii) promotion and public information regarding industry and commission activities;
racehorse breeding, ownership, and management; and development and expansion of
economic benefits from racing.

(b) As a condition of a grant, contract, or expenditure under paragraph (a), the commission
shall require an annual report from the recipient on the use of the funds deleted text beginto the commission,
the chair of the house of representatives Committee on General Legislation, Veterans Affairs,
and Gaming, and the chair of the senate committee on Gaming Regulation
deleted text end.

(c) The commission shall include in its deleted text beginannualdeleted text endnew text begin biennialnew text end report a summary of each grant,
contract, or expenditure under paragraph (a), clause (2), and a description of how the
commission has coordinated activities among recipients to ensure the most efficient and
effective use of funds.

(d) After deducting the amount for paragraph (a), the balance of the available proceeds
in each category may be expended by the commission to:

(1) supplement purses for races held exclusively for Minnesota-bred or Minnesota-foaled
horses, and supplement purses for Minnesota-bred or Minnesota-foaled horses racing in
nonrestricted races in that category;

(2) pay breeders' or owners' awards to the breeders or owners of Minnesota-bred horses
in that category which win money at deleted text beginlicenseddeleted text endnew text begin pari-mutuelnew text end racetracks deleted text beginin the statedeleted text endnew text begin licensed
by any state or province
new text end; and

(3) provide other financial incentives to encourage the horse breeding industry in
Minnesota.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.18, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Standardbred category.

(a) With respect to the available money apportioned
in the standardbred category, 20 percent must be expended as follows:

(1) one-half of that amount to supplement purses for standardbreds at non-pari-mutuel
racetracks in the state;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (2) one-fourth of that amount for the development of non-pari-mutuel standardbred
tracks in the state; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) one-fourthdeleted text endnew text begin (2) one-halfnew text end of that amount as grants for equine research and related
education at public institutions of postsecondary learning in the state.

(b) After deducting the amount for paragraph (a), the balance of the available proceeds
in the standardbred category must be expended by the commission to:

(1) supplement purses for races held exclusively for Minnesota-bred and Minnesota-foaled
standardbreds;

(2) pay breeders or owners awards to the breeders or owners of Minnesota-bred
standardbreds which win money at licensed racetracks in the state; and

(3) provide other financial incentives to encourage the horse breeding industry in
Minnesota.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.22, is amended to read:


240.22 FINES.

(a) The commission shall by rule establish a schedule of civil finesnew text begin of up to $50,000 for
a class C licensee and up to $200,000 for a class A, B, or D licensee
new text end for violations of laws
related to horse racing or of the commission's rules. The schedule must be based on and
reflect the culpability, frequency and severity of the violator's actions. The commission may
impose a fine from this schedule on a licensee for a violation of those rules or laws relating
to horse racing. The fine is in addition to any criminal penalty imposed for the same violation.new text begin
Except as provided in paragraph (b), fines may be appealed to the commission according
to its rules.
new text end Fines imposed by the commission must be paid to the commission and except
as provided in paragraph (c), forwarded to the commissioner of management and budget
for deposit in the state treasury and credited to a racing and card-playing regulation account
in the special revenue fund and appropriated to the commission to new text begindistribute in the form of
grants, contracts, or expenditures to
new text endsupport racehorse adoption, retirement, and repurposing.

(b) If the commission issues a fine in excess of deleted text begin$5,000deleted text endnew text begin $10,000new text end, the license holder has
the right to request a contested case hearing under chapter 14, to be held as set forth in
Minnesota Rules, chapter 1400. The appeal of a fine must be made in writing to the
commission by certified mail or personal service. An appeal sent by certified mail must be
postmarked within ten days after the license holder receives the fine order from the
commission. An appeal sent by personal service must be received by the commission within
ten days after the license holder receives the fine order from the commission.

(c) If the commission is the prevailing party in a contested case proceeding, the
commission may recover, from amounts to be forwarded under paragraph (a), reasonable
attorney fees and costs associated with the contested case.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.27, is amended to read:


240.27 EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN PERSONS.

Subdivision 1.

Persons excluded.

The commission may exclude from any and all licensed
racetracks in the state a person who:

(1) has been convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or the United States;

(2) has had a license suspended, revoked, or denied by the commission or by the racing
authority of any other jurisdiction; or

(3) is determined by the commission, on the basis of evidence presented to it, to be a
threat tonew text begin the public safety ornew text end the integrity of racingnew text begin or card playingnew text end in Minnesota.

Subd. 2.

Hearing; appeal.

An order to exclude deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an unlicensednew text end person from any or all
licensed racetracks in the state must be made by the commission deleted text beginatdeleted text endnew text begin followingnew text end a public
hearing of which the person to be excluded must havenew text begin hadnew text end at least five days' notice. If present
at the hearing, the person must be permitted to show cause why the exclusion should not
be ordered. An appeal of the order may be made in the same manner as other appeals under
section 240.20.

Subd. 3.

Notice to racetracks.

Upon issuing an order excluding a person from any or
all licensed racetracks, the commission shall send a copy of the order to the excluded person
and to all racetracks or teleracing facilities named in it, along with other information as it
deems necessary to permit compliance with the order.

Subd. 4.

Prohibitions.

It is a gross misdemeanor for a person named in an exclusion
order to enter, attempt to enter, or be on the premises of a racetrack named in the order
while it is in effect, and for a person licensed to conduct racing or operate a racetrack
knowingly to permit an excluded person to enter or be on the premises.

Subd. 5.

Exclusions by racetrack.

deleted text begin The holder of a license to conduct racing may eject
and exclude from its premises any licensee or any other person who is in violation of any
state law or commission rule or order or who is a threat to racing integrity or the public
safety. A person so excluded from racetrack premises may appeal the exclusion to the
commission and must be given a public hearing on the appeal upon request. At the hearing
the person must be given the opportunity to show cause why the exclusion should not have
been ordered. If the commission after the hearing finds that the integrity of racing and the
public safety do not justify the exclusion, it shall order the racetrack making the exclusion
to reinstate or readmit the person. An appeal of a commission order upholding the exclusion
is governed by section 240.20.
deleted text end new text begin A licensed racetrack may eject and exclude from its premises
any person for any lawful reason. If a licensed racetrack excludes a person for a suspected
or potential violation of law or rule, or if a licensed racetrack excludes any person for more
than five days, the licensed racetrack shall provide the person's name and reason for the
exclusion to the commission within 72 hours.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

GAMBLING CONTROL BOARD

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 349.12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Active member.

"Active member" means a membernew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end who has paid all dues to the organizationdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end who is 18 years of age or olderdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (3)new text end who has equal voting rights with all other membersdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (4)new text end who has equal opportunity to be an elected officerdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (5)new text end who has equal right and responsibilities of attendance at the regularly scheduled
meetings of the organizationdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (6)new text end whose name and membership origination date appear with the member's knowledge
and consent on a list of members of the organizationdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end and

new text begin (7)new text end who has been a member of the organization for at least deleted text beginsix monthsdeleted text endnew text begin the most recent
90 days
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 349.17, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Conduct of bingo.

The price of a face played on an electronic bingo device
may not be less than the price of a face on a bingo paper sheet sold for the same game at
the same occasion. new text beginBingo gift certificates must only be sold for face value. new text endA game of bingo
begins with the first letter and number called or displayed. Each player must cover, mark,
or activate the numbers when bingo numbers are randomly selected and announced or
displayed to the players. The game is won when a player, using bingo paper, bingo hard
card, or a facsimile of a bingo paper sheet, has completed, as described in the bingo program,
a previously designated pattern or previously determined requirements of the game and
declared bingo. A bingo pattern or bingo game requirement may not be completed with
fewer than three bingo numbers having been drawn, unless the game being played is a
cover-none game. The game is completed when a winning card, sheet, or facsimile is verified
and a prize awarded pursuant to subdivision 3.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 349.181, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Lessor's immediate family.

The lessor's immediate family may not participate
directly or indirectly as a player in a pull-tab, new text begina new text endtipboard, deleted text beginordeleted text end new text begina new text endpaddlewheelnew text begin, or an electronic
linked bingo
new text end game conducted at that premises.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 349.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Required record of receipts.

new text begin(a) new text endA licensed organization must keep a
record of each occasion on which it conducts gambling, including each bingo occasion and
each day on which other forms of lawful gambling are conducted. The record must include
gross receipts, quantities of free plays if any, expenses, prizes, and gross profit. The board
may by rule provide for the methods by which expenses are documented.

new text begin (b)new text end In the case of bingodeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end gross receipts must be compared to the checkers' records for the occasion by a person
who did not sell cards for the occasiondeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the organization must keep a bingo gift certificate log showing each bingo gift
certificate number, the face value, the date sold, and the date redeemed.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end Separate records must be kept for bingo and all other forms of lawful gambling.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 349.19, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Accounts.

(a) Gross receipts from lawful gambling by each organization must
be segregated from all other revenues of the conducting organization and placed in a separate
gambling bank account.

(b) All expenditures for allowable expenses, taxes, and lawful purposes must be made
from the separate account except (1) in the case of expenditures previously approved by
the organization's membership for emergencies as defined by board rule, or (2) when
restricted to one electronic fund transaction for the payment of taxes for the organization
as a whole, the organization may transfer the amount of taxes related to the conduct of
gambling to the general account at the time when due and payable.

(c) The name and address of the bank, the account number for the separate account, and
the names of organization members authorized as signatories on the separate account must
be provided to the board when the application is submitted. Changes in the information
must be submitted to the board at least ten days before the change is made.

(d) Except as provided in paragraph (e), gambling receipts must be deposited into the
gambling bank account within four business days of completion of the bingo occasion, deal,
or game from which they are received.

(1) A deal of paper pull-tabs is considered complete when either the last pull-tab of the
deal is sold or the organization does not continue the play of the deal during the next
scheduled period of time in which the organization will conduct pull-tabs.

(2) A tipboard game is considered complete when the seal on the game flare is uncovered
or the organization does not continue the play of the deal during the next scheduled period
of time in which the organization will conduct tipboards.

(e) Gambling receipts from electronic gambling must be recorded on a daily basis and
deposited into the gambling bank accountnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end when the total net receipts from all electronic games at the premises reach the sum
of $2,000 deleted text beginor on or beforedeleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) within four business days ofnew text end the first day of the month immediately following the
month during which the receipts were generateddeleted text begin, whichever occurs firstdeleted text end.

(f) Deposit records must be sufficient to allow determination of deposits made from
each bingo occasion, deal, or game at each permitted premises.

(g) The person who accounts for gambling gross receipts and profits may not be the
same person who accounts for other revenues of the organization.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

ARTICLE 6

STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326A.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Attest.

"Attest" means providing any of the following services:

(1) an audit or other engagement performed in accordance with the Statements on
Auditing Standards (SAS);

(2) new text beginan audit or other engagement performed in accordance with the Generally Accepted
Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS);
new text end

new text begin (3) new text enda review of a financial statement performed in accordance with the Statements on
Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS);

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end an examination of prospective financial information performed in accordance
with the Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE);

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end an engagement performed in accordance with the standards of the Public Company
Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB); and

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end an examination, review, or agreed-upon procedures engagement performed in
accordance with SSAE, other than an examination described in clause (3).

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326A.04, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Program of learning.

Each licensee shall participate in a program of learning
designed to maintain professional competency. The program of learning must comply with
rules adopted by the board. The board may by rule create an exception to this requirement
for licensees who do not perform or offer to perform for the public one or more kinds of
services involving the use of deleted text beginaccounting ordeleted text end auditing skills, including issuance of reports on
deleted text begin financial statements or of one or more kinds ofdeleted text endnew text begin: attest or compilation engagements,new text end
management advisorynew text begin servicesnew text end, financial advisory new text beginservices, new text endor consulting servicesdeleted text begin, or the
preparation of tax returns or the furnishing of advice on tax matters
deleted text end. A licensee granted such
an exception by the board must place the word "inactive" new text beginor "retired," if applicable, new text endadjacent
to the CPA title on any business card, letterhead, or any other document or device, with the
exception of the licensee's certificate on which the CPA title appears.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326A.04, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Fee.

(a) The board shall charge a fee for each application for initial issuance
or renewal of a certificate or temporary military certificate under this section as provided
in paragraph (b). deleted text beginThe fee for the temporary military certificate is $100.
deleted text end

(b) The board shall charge the following fees:

(1) initial issuance of certificate, $150;

(2) renewal of certificate with an active status, $100 per year;

(3) initial CPA firm permits, except for sole practitioners, $100;

(4) renewal of CPA firm permits, except for sole practitioners and those firms specified
in clause deleted text begin(17)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end, $35 per year;

(5) initial issuance and renewal of CPA firm permits for sole practitioners, except for
those firms specified in clause deleted text begin(17)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end, $35 per year;

(6) annual late processing delinquency fee for permit, certificate, or registration renewal
applications not received prior to expiration date, $50;

(7) copies of records, per page, 25 cents;

(8) registration of noncertificate holders, nonlicensees, and nonregistrants in connection
with renewal of firm permits, $45 per year;

(9) applications for reinstatement, $20;

(10) initial registration of a registered accounting practitioner, $50;

(11) initial registered accounting practitioner firm permits, $100;

(12) renewal of registered accounting practitioner firm permits, except for sole
practitioners, $100 per year;

(13) renewal of registered accounting practitioner firm permits for sole practitioners,
$35 per year;

deleted text begin (14) CPA examination application, $40;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (15)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end CPA examination, fee determined by third-party examination administrator;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end renewal of certificates with an inactive status, $25 per year; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

deleted text begin (17)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end renewal of CPA firm permits for firms that have one or more offices located
in another state, $68 per yearnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (17) temporary military certificate, $100new text end.

Sec. 4.

new text begin [326A.045] RETIRED STATUS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Retired status requirements. new text end

new text begin The board shall grant retired status to a
person who meets the following criteria:
new text end

new text begin (1) is age 55 or older;
new text end

new text begin (2) holds a current active license to practice public accounting under this chapter with
a license status of active, inactive, or exempt under Minnesota Rules, part 1105.3700;
new text end

new text begin (3) declares that he or she is not practicing public accounting in any jurisdiction;
new text end

new text begin (4) was in good standing with the board at the time the person last held a license under
this chapter; and
new text end

new text begin (5) submits an application for retired status on a form provided by the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Retired status effect. new text end

new text begin Retired status is an honorific status. Retired status is not
a license to engage in the practice of public accounting. A person granted retired status shall
not perform or offer to perform services for which a license under this chapter is required.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Documentation of status. new text end

new text begin The board shall provide to a person granted retired
status a document stating that retired status has been granted.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Representation to the public. new text end

new text begin A person granted retired status may represent
themselves as "Certified Public Accountant - Retired," "CPA - Retired," "Retired Certified
Public Accountant," or "Retired CPA," but shall not represent themselves or allow themselves
to be represented to the public as a current licensee of the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Continuing education not required. new text end

new text begin A person is not required to comply with
continuing education requirements in section 326A.04, subdivision 4, to acquire or maintain
retired status.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Renewal not required. new text end

new text begin A person granted retired status is not required to renew
their registration or pay renewal fees to maintain retired status.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Change to active or inactive status. new text end

new text begin The board shall change a license status
from retired to active or inactive, if a person with retired status requests a status change and
meets requirements for reactivitation prescribed by rule.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326A.08, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Cease and desist orders.

(a) The board, or the complaint committee if
authorized by the board, may issue and have served upon a certificate holder, a permit
holder, a registration holder, a person with practice privileges granted under section 326A.14,
a person who has previously been subject to a disciplinary order by the board, or an
unlicensed firm or person an order requiring the person or firm to cease and desist from the
act or practice constituting a violation of the statute, rule, or order. The order must be
calculated to give reasonable notice of the rights of the person or firm to request a hearing
and must state the reasons for the entry of the order. No order may be issued until an
investigation of the facts has been conducted pursuant to section 214.10.

(b) Service of the order deleted text beginis effective when the order is served on the person, firm, or
counsel of record personally, or by certified mail to the most recent address provided to the
board for the person, firm, or counsel of record.
deleted text endnew text begin may be by first class United States mail,
including certified United States mail, or overnight express mail service, postage prepaid
and addressed to the party at the party's last known address. Service by United States mail,
including certified mail, is complete upon placing the order in the mail or otherwise delivering
the order to the United States mail service. Service by overnight express mail service is
complete upon delivering the order to an authorized agent of the express mail service.
new text end

(c) Unless otherwise agreed by the board, or the complaint committee if authorized by
the board, and the person or firm requesting the hearing, the hearing must be held no later
than 30 days after the request for the hearing is received by the board.

(d) The administrative law judge shall issue a report within 30 days of the close of the
contested case hearing record, notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, part 1400.8100, subpart
3. Within 30 days after receiving the report and any exceptions to it, the board shall issue
a further order vacating, modifying, or making permanent the cease and desist orders as the
facts require.

(e) If no hearing is requested within 30 days of service of the order, the order becomes
final and remains in effect until it is modified or vacated by the board.

(f) If the person or firm to whom a cease and desist order is issued fails to appear at the
hearing after being duly notified, the person or firm is in default and the proceeding may
be determined against that person or firm upon consideration of the cease and desist order,
the allegations of which may be considered to be true.

(g) In lieu of or in addition to the order provided in paragraph (a), the board may require
the person or firm to provide to the board a true and complete list of the person's or firm's
clientele so that they can, if deemed necessary, be notified of the board's action. Failure to
do so, or to provide an incomplete or inaccurate list, is an act discreditable.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326A.08, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Actions against persons or firms.

(a) The board may, by order, deny, refuse
to renew, suspend, temporarily suspend, or revoke the application, or practice privileges,
registration or certificate of a person or firm; censure or reprimand the person or firm;
prohibit the person or firm from preparing tax returns or reporting on financial statements;
limit the scope of practice of any licensee; limit privileges under section 326A.14; refuse
to permit a person to sit for examination; or refuse to release the person's examination grades
if the board finds that the order is in the public interest and that, based on a preponderance
of the evidence presented, the person or firm:

(1) has violated a statute, rule, or order that the board has issued or is empowered to
enforce;

(2) has engaged in conduct or acts that are fraudulent, deceptive, or dishonest whether
or not the conduct or acts relate to performing or offering to perform professional services,
providing that the fraudulent, deceptive, or dishonest conduct or acts reflect adversely on
the person's or firm's ability or fitness to provide professional services;

(3) has engaged in conduct or acts that are negligent or otherwise in violation of the
standards established by board rule, where the conduct or acts relate to providing professional
services, including in the filing or failure to file the licensee's income tax returns;

(4) has been convicted of, has pled guilty or nolo contendere to, or has been sentenced
as a result of the commission of a felony or crime, an element of which is dishonesty or
fraud; has been shown to have or admitted to having engaged in acts or practices tending
to show that the person or firm is incompetent; or has engaged in conduct reflecting adversely
on the person's or firm's ability or fitness to provide professional services, whether or not
a conviction was obtained or a plea was entered or withheld and whether or not dishonesty
or fraud was an element of the conduct;

(5) employed fraud or deception in obtaining a certificate, permit, registration, practice
privileges, renewal, or reinstatement or in passing all or a portion of the examination;

(6) has had the person's or firm's permit, registration, practice privileges, certificate,
right to examine, or other similar authority revoked, suspended, canceled, limited, or not
renewed for cause, or has committed unprofessional acts for which the person or firm was
otherwise disciplined or sanctioned, including, but not limited to, being ordered to or agreeing
to cease and desist from prescribed conduct, in any state or any foreign country;

(7) has had the person's or firm's right to practice before any federal, state, other
government agency, or Public Company Accounting Oversight Board revoked, suspended,
canceled, limited, or not renewed for cause, or has committed unprofessional acts for which
the person or firm was otherwise disciplined or sanctioned, including, but not limited to,
being ordered to or agreeing to cease and desist from prescribed conduct;

(8) failed to meet any requirement for the issuance or renewal of the person's or firm's
certificate, registration or permit, or for practice privileges;

(9) with respect to temporary suspension orders, has committed an act, engaged in
conduct, or committed practices that may result or may have resulted, in the opinion of the
board or the complaint committee if authorized by the board, in an immediate threat to the
public;

(10) has engaged in any conduct reflecting adversely upon the person's or firm's fitness
to perform services while a licensee, individual granted privileges under section 326A.14,
or a person registered under section 326A.06, paragraph (b); or

(11) has, prior to a voluntary surrender of a certificate or permit to the board, engaged
in conduct which at any time resulted in the discipline or sanction described in clause (6)
or (7).

(b) In lieu of or in addition to any remedy provided in paragraph (a), the board, or the
complaint committee if authorized by the board, may require, as a condition of continued
possession of a certificate, a registration, or practice privileges, termination of suspension,
reinstatement of permit, registration of a person or firm or of practice privileges under
section 326A.14, a certificate, an examination, or release of examination grades, that the
person or firm:

(1) submit to a peer review of the person's or firm's ability, skills, or quality of work,
conducted in a fashion and by persons, entity, or entities as required by the board; and

(2) complete to the satisfaction of the board continuing professional education courses
specified by the board.

(c) Service of the order deleted text beginis effective if the order is served on the person, firm, or counsel
of record personally or by certified mail to the most recent address provided to the board
for the person, firm, or counsel of record.
deleted text endnew text begin may be by first class United States mail, including
certified United States mail, or overnight express mail service, postage prepaid and addressed
to the party at the party's last known address. Service by United States mail, including
certified mail, is complete upon placing the order in the mail or otherwise delivering the
order to the United States mail service. Service by overnight express mail service is complete
upon delivering the order to an authorized agent of the express mail service.
new text end The order shall
state the reasons for the entry of the order.

(d) All hearings required by this subdivision must be conducted in accordance with
chapter 14 except with respect to temporary suspension orders as provided for in subdivision
6.

(e) In addition to the remedies authorized by this subdivision, the board, or the complaint
committee if authorized by the board, may enter into an agreement with the person or firm
for corrective action and may unilaterally issue a warning to a person or firm.

(f) The board shall not use agreements for corrective action or warnings in any situation
where the person or firm has been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to a felony
or crime and the felony or crime is the basis of the board's action against the person or firm,
where the conduct of the person or firm indicates a pattern of related violations of paragraph
(a) or the rules of the board, or where the board concludes that the conduct of the person or
firm will not be deterred other than by disciplinary action under this subdivision or
subdivision 4 or 6.

(g) Agreements for corrective action may be used by the board, or the complaint
committee if authorized by the board, where the violation committed by the person or firm
does not warrant disciplinary action pursuant to this subdivision or subdivision 4 or 6, but
where the board, or the complaint committee if authorized by the board, determines that
corrective action is required to prevent further such violations and to otherwise protect the
public. Warnings may be used by the board, or the complaint committee if authorized by
the board, where the violation of the person or firm is de minimus, does not warrant
disciplinary action under this subdivision or subdivision 4 or 6, and does not require
corrective action to protect the public.

(h) Agreements for corrective action must not be considered disciplinary action against
the person's or firm's application, permit, registration or certificate, or practice privileges
under section 326A.14. However, agreements for corrective action are public data. Warnings
must not be considered disciplinary action against the person's or firm's application, permit,
registration, or certificate or person's practice privileges and are private data.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326A.08, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Actions against lapsed license, certificate, or permit. new text end

new text begin If a person's or firm's
permit, registration, practice privileges, license, certificate, or other similar authority lapses,
expires, is surrendered, withdrawn, terminated, canceled, limited, not renewed, or otherwise
becomes invalid, the board may institute a proceeding under this subdivision within two
years after the date the license, certificate, or permit was last effective and enter a revocation
or suspension order as of the last date on which the license, certificate, or permit was in
effect, or impose a civil penalty as provided for in subdivision 7.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326A.10, is amended to read:


326A.10 UNLAWFUL ACTS.

(a) Only a licensee and individuals who have been granted practice privileges under
section 326A.14 may issue a report on financial statements of any person, firm, organization,
or governmental unit that results from providing attest services, or offer to render or render
any attest service. Only a certified public accountant, an individual who has been granted
practice privileges under section 326A.14, a CPA firm, or, to the extent permitted by board
rule, a person registered under section 326A.06, paragraph (b), may issue a report on financial
statements of any person, firm, organization, or governmental unit that results from providing
compilation services or offer to render or render any compilation service. These restrictions
do not prohibit any act of a public official or public employee in the performance of that
person's duties or prohibit the performance by any nonlicensee of other services involving
the use of accounting skills, including the preparation of tax returns, management advisory
services, and the preparation of financial statements without the issuance of reports on them.
Nonlicensees may prepare financial statements and issue nonattest transmittals or information
on them which do not purport to be in compliance with the Statements on Standards for
Accounting and Review Services (SSARS). Nonlicensees registered under section 326A.06,
paragraph (b)
, may, to the extent permitted by board rule, prepare financial statements and
issue nonattest transmittals or information on them.

(b) Licensees and individuals who have been granted practice privileges under section
326A.14 performing attest or compilation services must provide those services in accordance
with professional standards. To the extent permitted by board rule, registered accounting
practitioners performing compilation services must provide those services in accordance
with standards specified in board rule.

(c) A person who does not hold a valid certificate issued under section 326A.04 or a
practice privilege granted under section 326A.14 shall not use or assume the title "certified
public accountant," the abbreviation "CPA," or any other title, designation, words, letters,
abbreviation, sign, card, or device tending to indicate that the person is a certified public
accountant.

(d) A firm shall not provide attest services or assume or use the title "certified public
accountants," the abbreviation "CPA's," or any other title, designation, words, letters,
abbreviation, sign, card, or device tending to indicate that the firm is a CPA firm unless (1)
the firm has complied with section 326A.05, and (2) ownership of the firm is in accordance
with this chapter and rules adopted by the board.

(e) A person or firm that does not hold a valid certificate or permit issued under section
326A.04 or 326A.05 or has not otherwise complied with section 326A.04 or 326A.05 as
required in this chapter shall not assume or use the title "certified accountant," "chartered
accountant," "enrolled accountant," "licensed accountant," "registered accountant,"
"accredited accountant," "accounting practitioner," "public accountant," "licensed public
accountant," or any other title or designation likely to be confused with the title "certified
public accountant," or use any of the abbreviations "CA," "LA," "RA," "AA," "PA," "AP,"
"LPA," or similar abbreviation likely to be confused with the abbreviation "CPA." The title
"enrolled agent" or "EA" may only be used by individuals so designated by the Internal
Revenue Service.

(f) Persons registered under section 326A.06, paragraph (b), may use the title "registered
accounting practitioner" or the abbreviation "RAP." A person who does not hold a valid
registration under section 326A.06, paragraph (b), shall not assume or use such title or
abbreviation.

(g) Except to the extent permitted in paragraph (a), nonlicensees may not use language
in any statement relating to the financial affairs of a person or entity that is conventionally
used by licensees in reports on financial statements or on an attest service. In this regard,
the board shall issue by rule safe harbor language that nonlicensees may use in connection
with such financial information. A person or firm that does not hold a valid certificate or
permit, or a registration issued under section 326A.04, 326A.05, or 326A.06, paragraph (b),
or has not otherwise complied with section 326A.04 or 326A.05 as required in this chapter
shall not assume or use any title or designation that includes the word "accountant" or
"accounting" in connection with any other language, including the language of a report, that
implies that the person or firm holds such a certificate, permit, or registration or has special
competence as an accountant. A person or firm that does not hold a valid certificate or
permit issued under section 326A.04 or 326A.05 or has not otherwise complied with section
326A.04 or 326A.05 as required in this chapter shall not assume or use any title or designation
that includes the word "auditor" in connection with any other language, including the
language of a report, that implies that the person or firm holds such a certificate or permit
or has special competence as an auditor. However, this paragraph does not prohibit any
officer, partner, member, manager, or employee of any firm or organization from affixing
that person's own signature to any statement in reference to the financial affairs of such firm
or organization with any wording designating the position, title, or office that the person
holds, nor prohibit any act of a public official or employee in the performance of the person's
duties as such.

(h)(1) No person holding a certificate or registration or firm holding a permit under this
chapter shall use a professional or firm name or designation that is misleading about the
legal form of the firm, or about the persons who are partners, officers, members, managers,
or shareholders of the firm, or about any other matter. However, names of one or more
former partners, members, managers, or shareholders may be included in the name of a firm
or its successor.

(2) A common brand name or network name part, including common initials, used by
a CPA firm in its name, is not misleading if the firm is a network firm as defined in the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Code of Professional Conduct
deleted text begin in effect July 1, 2011deleted text endnew text begin incorporated by reference in Minnesota Rules, part 1105.0250new text end, and
when offering or rendering services that require independence under AICPA standards, the
firm must comply with the AICPA code's applicable standards on independence.

(i) Paragraphs (a) to (h) do not apply to a person or firm holding a certification,
designation, degree, or license granted in a foreign country entitling the holder to engage
in the practice of public accountancy or its equivalent in that country, if:

(1) the activities of the person or firm in this state are limited to the provision of
professional services to persons or firms who are residents of, governments of, or business
entities of the country in which the person holds the entitlement;

(2) the person or firm performs no attest or compilation services and issues no reports
with respect to the information of any other persons, firms, or governmental units in this
state; and

(3) the person or firm does not use in this state any title or designation other than the
one under which the person practices in the foreign country, followed by a translation of
the title or designation into English, if it is in a different language, and by the name of the
country.

(j) No holder of a certificate issued under section 326A.04 may perform attest services
through any business form that does not hold a valid permit issued under section 326A.05.

(k) No individual licensee may issue a report deleted text beginin standard formdeleted text end upon a compilation of
financial information through any form of business that does not hold a valid permit issued
under section 326A.05, unless the report discloses the name of the business through which
the individual is issuing the report, and the individual:

(1) signs the compilation report identifying the individual as a certified public accountant;

(2) meets the competency requirement provided in applicable standards; and

(3) undergoes no less frequently than once every three years, a peer review conducted
in a manner specified by the board in rule, and the review includes verification that the
individual has met the competency requirements set out in professional standards for such
services.

(l) No person registered under section 326A.06, paragraph (b), may issue a report deleted text beginin
standard form
deleted text end upon a compilation of financial information unless the board by rule permits
the report and the person:

(1) signs the compilation report identifying the individual as a registered accounting
practitioner;

(2) meets the competency requirements in board rule; and

(3) undergoes no less frequently than once every three years a peer review conducted
in a manner specified by the board in rule, and the review includes verification that the
individual has met the competency requirements in board rule.

(m) Nothing in this section prohibits a practicing attorney or firm of attorneys from
preparing or presenting records or documents customarily prepared by an attorney or firm
of attorneys in connection with the attorney's professional work in the practice of law.

(n) The board shall adopt rules that place limitations on receipt by a licensee or a person
who holds a registration under section 326A.06, paragraph (b), of:

(1) contingent fees for professional services performed; and

(2) commissions or referral fees for recommending or referring to a client any product
or service.

(o) Anything in this section to the contrary notwithstanding, it shall not be a violation
of this section for a firm not holding a valid permit under section 326A.05 and not having
an office in this state to provide its professional services in this state so long as it complies
with the applicable requirements of section 326A.05, subdivision 1.

ARTICLE 7

VETERANS AND MILITARY AFFAIRS POLICY

Section 1.

new text begin [10.576] POW AND MIA RECOGNITION DAY.
new text end

new text begin The third Friday in September of each year is designated as Prisoners of War (POW)
and Missing in Action (MIA) Recognition Day to honor and recognize the courage and
sacrifices of individuals from Minnesota who have been prisoners of war or who are missing
in action. Each year, the governor shall issue a proclamation honoring this observance.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [10.578] VETERANS SUICIDE AWARENESS DAY.
new text end

new text begin The first Saturday of every October is designated Veterans Suicide Awareness Day.
Each year, the governor shall issue a proclamation honoring this observance.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [10.5805] HMONG SPECIAL GUERRILLA UNITS MEMORIAL DAY;
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.
new text end

new text begin May 14 of each year is designated as Hmong Special Guerilla Units Memorial Day in
honor of Southeast Asians, Americans, and their allies who served, suffered, sacrificed, or
died in the Secret War in Laos during the Vietnam War in the years 1961 to 1975 in support
of the armed forces of the United States, and in recognition of the significance of May 14,
1975, the last day that the overall American-trained Hmong command structure over the
Special Guerrilla Units in Laos was operational. At least 35,000 Hmong Special Guerrilla
soldiers lost their lives protecting trapped, lost, or captured American soldiers and pilots in
Laos and Vietnam. One-half of the Hmong population in Laos perished as a result of the
American Secret War in Laos. Ethnic Hmong men, women, and children in Laos faced
persecution and forced reeducation in seminar camps after their American support ended.
Despite the tremendous cost and sacrifices in the war, the Hmong remain proud to stand by
the values of freedom and justice that America symbolizes. Those who survived escaped
to western countries to start a new life. Each year, the governor shall issue a proclamation
honoring the observance.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [10.597] AMERICAN ALLIES DAY.
new text end

new text begin (a) June 30 of each year is designated American Allies Day for the purpose of honoring
foreign-born persons who fought in conflicts around the world on behalf of and alongside
the United States armed forces.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each year the governor shall issue a proclamation honoring this observance.
new text end

new text begin (c) Schools are encouraged to offer instruction on the role of America's allies during its
military conflicts, including but not limited to sharing the stories of those who fought for
freedom and democracy against tyranny and despotism with special emphasis on those who
fought on behalf of American allies or alongside American armed forces and later emigrated
to Minnesota.
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. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 196.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General duties.

The commissioner shall:

(1) act as the agent of a resident of the state having a claim against the United States for
benefits arising out of or by reason of service in the armed forces and prosecute the claim
without charge;

(2) act as custodian of veterans' bonus records;

(3) administer the laws relating to the providing of bronze flag holders at veterans' graves
for memorial purposes;

(4) administer the laws relating to recreational or rest camps for veterans so far as
applicable to state agencies;

(5) administer the state soldiers' assistance fund and veterans' relief fund and other funds
appropriated for the payment of bonuses or other benefits to veterans or for the rehabilitation
of veterans;

(6) cooperate with national, state, county, municipal, and private social agencies in
securing to veterans and their dependents the benefits provided by national, state, and county
laws, municipal ordinances, or public and private social agencies;

(7) provide necessary assistance where other adequate aid is not available to the dependent
family of a veteran while the veteran is hospitalized and after the veteran is released for as
long a period as is necessary as determined by the commissioner;

(8) cooperate with United States governmental agencies providing compensation,
pensions, insurance, or other benefits provided by federal law, by supplementing the benefits
prescribed therein, when conditions in an individual case make it necessary;

(9) assist dependent family members of military personnel who are called from reserve
status to extended federal active duty during a time of war or national emergency through
the state soldiers' assistance fund provided by section 197.03;

(10) exercise other powers as deleted text beginmay bedeleted text end authorized and necessary to carry out deleted text beginthe provisions
of
deleted text end this chapter and deleted text beginchapterdeleted text endnew text begin chaptersnew text end 197deleted text begin, consistent with that chapterdeleted text endnew text begin and 198new text end;

(11) provide information, referral, and counseling services to those veterans who may
have suffered adverse health conditions as a result of possible exposure to chemical agents;
and

(12) in coordination with the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers,
develop a written disclosure statement for use by private providers of veterans benefits
services as required under section 197.6091. At a minimum, the written disclosure statement
shall include a signature line, contact information for the department, and a statement that
veterans benefits services are offered at no cost by federally chartered veterans service
organizations and by county veterans service officers.

Sec. 6.

Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 13, section 64, is amended to read:


Sec. 64. MEMORIAL COMMEMORATING RECIPIENTS OF THE MEDAL OF
HONOR.

Subdivision 1.

Medal of Honor Memorial on the State Capitol grounds.

Subject to
approval by the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, the commissioner of
administration shall place a memorial on the State Capitol grounds to honor Minnesotans
awarded the Medal of Honor.

Subd. 2.

Gifts and grants.

The commissioner of veterans affairs may solicit gifts, grants,
or donations of any kind from any private or public source to carry out the purposes of this
section. A Medal of Honor Memorial account is created in the special revenue fund. new text beginThe
account consists of money transferred by law to the account and any other money donated,
gifted, granted, allotted, or otherwise provided to the account.
new text endAll gifts, grants, or donations
received by the commissioner shall be deposited in a Medal of Honor Memorial account in
the special revenue fund. Money in the account is new text beginannually new text endappropriated to the commissioner
of administration for predesign, design, construction, and ongoing maintenance of the
memorial.

deleted text begin Subd. 3. deleted text end

deleted text begin Restrictions. deleted text end

deleted text begin Money deposited in the Medal of Honor Memorial account is not
available until the commissioner of management and budget has determined an amount
sufficient to complete predesign of the memorial has been committed to the project from
nonstate sources. The commissioner of administration shall not begin construction on this
project until money in the account is sufficient to pay for all costs related to construction
and ongoing maintenance of the memorial.
deleted text end

Sec. 7. new text beginPLAQUE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose. new text end

new text begin The state wishes to honor all Minnesota veterans who have
honorably and bravely served in the United States armed forces, both at home and abroad,
during World War I.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Plaque authorized. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of administration shall place a memorial
plaque in the court of honor on the Capitol grounds to recognize the valiant service of
Minnesota veterans who have honorably and bravely served in the United States armed
forces, both at home and abroad, during World War I. This plaque will replace the current
plaque honoring veterans who served abroad during World War I. The Capitol Area
Architectural and Planning Board shall solicit design submissions from the public. Each
design submission must include a commitment to furnish the plaque at no cost to the state.
The Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board shall select a design from those submitted
to use as a basis for final production. The selected design must be approved by the
commissioner of veterans affairs and must be furnished by the person or group who submitted
the design at no cost to the state.
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. 8. new text beginUSS MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Account established. new text end

new text begin The USS Minneapolis-St. Paul account is established
in the special revenue fund. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of
military affairs for the commissioning and preservation of the USS Minneapolis-St. Paul.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Gifts and grants. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of military affairs may solicit gifts, grants,
or donations of any kind from any private or public source for the commissioning and
preservation of the USS Minneapolis-St. Paul. All gifts, grants, or donations received by
the commissioner shall be deposited in the USS Minneapolis-St. Paul account under
subdivision 1.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: S2227-3

3.9735 EVALUATION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAMS.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

(a) "General incentive" means a state program, statutory provision, or tax expenditure, including tax credits, tax exemptions, tax deductions, grants, or loans, that is intended to encourage businesses to locate, expand, invest, or remain in Minnesota or to hire or retain employees in Minnesota. To be a general incentive, a state program, statutory provision, or tax expenditure must be funded by an appropriation from the general fund, and be available to multiple entities, projects, or associated projects or include eligibility criteria with the intent that it will be available to multiple entities, projects, or associated projects.

(b) "Exclusive incentive" means a state program, statutory provision, tax expenditure, or section of a general incentive, including tax credits, tax exemptions, tax deductions, grants, or loans, that is intended to encourage a single specific entity, project, or associated projects to locate, expand, invest, or remain in Minnesota or to hire or retain employees in Minnesota.

Subd. 2.

Selection of general incentives for review; schedule for evaluation; report.

Annually, the legislative auditor shall submit to the Legislative Audit Commission a list of three to five general incentives proposed for review. In selecting general incentives to include on this list, the legislative auditor may consider what the incentive will cost state and local governments in actual spending and foregone revenue currently or projected into the future, the legislature's need for information about a general incentive that has an upcoming expiration date, and the legislature's need for regular information on the results of all major general incentives. Annually, the Legislative Audit Commission will select at least one general incentive for the legislative auditor's evaluation. The legislative auditor will evaluate the selected general incentive or incentives, prepared according to the evaluation plan established under subdivision 4, and submit a written report to the Legislative Audit Commission.

Subd. 3.

Exclusive incentive schedule.

The legislative auditor's schedule shall ensure that at least once every four years the legislative auditor will complete an analysis of best practices for exclusive incentives.

Subd. 4.

Evaluation plans.

By February 1, 2016, the Legislative Audit Commission shall establish evaluation plans that identify elements that the legislative auditor must include in evaluations of a general incentive and an exclusive incentive. The Legislative Audit Commission may modify the evaluation plans as needed.

353.505 STATE CONTRIBUTIONS; FORMER MERF DIVISION.

(a) On September 15, 2019, and annually thereafter, the state shall pay to the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association, with respect to the former MERF division, $6,000,000.

(b) On September 15, 2017, and September 15, 2018, the state shall pay to the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association, with respect to the former MERF division, $16,000,000.

(c) State contributions under this section end on September 15, 2031.