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as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/11/2021 02:46pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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Introduction Posted on 02/11/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to 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 for state government operations;
providing for audit of state's use of federal funds; authorizing virtual payments;
changing grant provisions; changing appropriation provisions for local government
aid; changing provisions covering public defenders; amending Minnesota Statutes
2020, sections 16A.06, by adding a subdivision; 16B.98, by adding a subdivision;
270C.21; 477A.03, subdivision 2b; 611.27, subdivisions 9, 10, 11, 13, 15; Laws
2019, First Special Session chapter 10, article 1, section 40; Laws 2020, chapter
77, section 3, subdivision 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 16A.

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 "2022" and "2023" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, or June 30, 2023, respectively.
"The first year" is fiscal year 2022. "The second year" is fiscal year 2023. "The biennium"
is fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
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 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
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 94,047,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 94,048,000
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 35,654,000
new text end
new text begin 35,654,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin House of Representatives
new text end

new text begin 38,857,000
new text end
new text begin 38,857,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Legislative Coordinating Commission
new text end

new text begin 19,536,000
new text end
new text begin 19,537,000
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 new text begin Legislative Auditor.new text end $6,352,000 the first year
and $6,352,000 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 $7,207,000 the first year
and $7,207,000 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 $1,775,000
the first year and $1,775,000 the second year
are for the Legislative Reference Library.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Legislative Budget Office.new text end $1,193,000 the
first year and $1,194,000 the second year are
for the Legislative Budget Office.
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 12,106,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,269,000
new text end

new text begin Of these amounts, $743,000 in the first year
and $744,000 in the second year are for a
school finance accountability team in the audit
practice division. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 6.56, the state auditor may
not bill a school district for any work
conducted by the school finance accountability
team prior to July 1, 2025. The base for the
Office of the State Auditor is $12,270,000 in
fiscal year 2024 and $12,285,000 in fiscal year
2025.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginATTORNEY GENERAL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 32,395,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 30,794,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 29,479,000
new text end
new text begin 27,878,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 2,521,000
new text end
new text begin 2,521,000
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

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,002,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,502,000
new text end

new text begin Of these amounts, $500,000 the first year is
for office reallocation costs. This is a onetime
appropriation, and any unspent funds must be
returned to the general fund by 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 1,145,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,167,000
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 8,236,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,240,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 405,000
new text end
new text begin 409,000
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 $268,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $272,000 in
fiscal year 2023 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 9,855,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,882,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $5,000,000 each year is for enhancements
to cybersecurity across state government.
new text end

new text begin (b) $2,100,000 in fiscal year 2022 and
$2,050,000 in fiscal year 2023 are to
implement recommendations from the
Governor's Blue Ribbon Council on
Information Technology, established by
Executive Order 19-02 and re-established by
Executive Order 20-77. The base for this
appropriation is $1,400,000 in fiscal years
2024 and 2025.
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 2023
closing period.
new text end

new text begin (d) During the biennium ending June 30, 2023,
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

new text begin (e) On the day following final enactment, the
commissioner of MN.IT Services must cancel
to the general fund $379,000 from the fiscal
year 2021 general fund appropriations for IT
for Minnesota government.
new text end

new text begin (f) $179,000 from the information and
telecommunications technology systems and
services account established under Minnesota
Statutes, section 16E.21, is canceled to the
general fund by June 29, 2021.
new text end

new text begin (g) $14,000 from the information and
telecommunications technology systems and
services account established under Minnesota
Statutes, section 16E.21, is canceled to the
workers' compensation fund by June 29, 2021.
new text end

new text begin (h) $5,000 from the information and
telecommunications technology systems and
services account established under Minnesota
Statutes, section 16E.21, is canceled to the
health-related boards fund by June 29, 2021.
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 26,160,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 26,386,000
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 10,652,000
new text end
new text begin 10,834,000
new text end

new text begin new text begin Council on Developmental Disabilities.new text end
$74,000 each year is for the Council on
Developmental Disabilities.
new text end

new text begin new text begin State Agency Accommodation
Reimbursement.
new text end
$200,000 the first year and
$200,000 the second year may be transferred
to the accommodation account established in
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.4805.
new text end

new text begin new text begin State Historic Preservation Office.new text end $541,000
the first year and $551,000 the second year
are for the State Historic Preservation Office.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Strategic Management Services
new text end

new text begin 2,174,000
new text end
new text begin 2,218,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Fiscal Agent
new text end

new text begin 13,334,000
new text end
new text begin 13,334,000
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 $10,515,000 the first year
and $10,515,000 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 new text begin Public Television.new text end (a) $1,550,000 each year
is for matching grants for public television.
new text end

new text begin (b) $250,000 each year is 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 new text begin Public Radio.new text end (a) $392,000 each year is 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) $117,000 each year is 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 each year is 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, 2021.
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 386,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 365,000
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 27,819,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 28,240,000
new text end

new text begin On the day following enactment, the
commissioner of management and budget must
cancel to the general fund $1,367,000 from
the fiscal year 2021 general fund
appropriations for statewide services.
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 177,781,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 180,304,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 173,521,000
new text end
new text begin 176,044,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 1,760,000
new text end
new text begin 1,760,000
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 146,908,000
new text end
new text begin 148,914,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 142,648,000
new text end
new text begin 144,654,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 1,760,000
new text end
new text begin 1,760,000
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 Taxpayer Assistance.new text end (a) $600,000 each year
is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of revenue to make grants to
one or more eligible organizations to
coordinate, facilitate, encourage, and aid in
the provision of taxpayer assistance services.
These amounts are in addition to any other
amounts appropriated by law. Of the amount
appropriated, up to five percent may be used
for the administration of the taxpayer
assistance grants program. 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, tax
preparation, and representation services
provided by eligible organizations 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 30,873,000
new text end
new text begin 31,390,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Cancel to the General Fund
new text end

new text begin On the day following enactment, the
commissioner of revenue must cancel to the
general fund $7,305,000 from the fiscal year
2021 general fund appropriations for tax
system management and $969,000 from the
fiscal year 2021 appropriations for debt
collection management.
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginGAMBLING CONTROL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,863,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,863,000
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 $36,500,000
in fiscal year 2022 and $36,500,000 in fiscal
year 2023.
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 311,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 317,000
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 544,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 552,000
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 534,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 544,000
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 525,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 534,000
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 855,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 864,000
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 23,918,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,218,000
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 23,597,000
new text end
new text begin 23,897,000
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) Global Minnesota
new text end
new text begin 39,000
new text end
new text begin 39,000
new text end
new text begin (b) 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 (c) 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 (d) Farmamerica
new text end
new text begin 115,000
new text end
new text begin 115,000
new text end
new text begin (e) Minnesota Military Museum
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end

new text begin Any unencumbered balance remaining in this
subdivision the first year does not cancel but
is available for the second year of the
biennium.
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 7,551,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,561,000
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 612,000
new text end
new text begin 622,000
new text end

new text begin On the day following enactment, any funds
remaining from the Board of the Arts
appropriation for moving and relocation
expenses appropriated in Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 10, article 1, section
24, subdivision 2, as amended by Laws 2020,
chapter 104, article 2, section 4, must cancel
to the general fund.
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 remaining in this
section the first year does not cancel, but is
available for the second year.
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 688,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 698,000
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 863,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 874,000
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,969,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,016,000
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 348,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 353,000
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 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
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 15,171,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,190,000
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 9,171,000
new text end
new text begin 9,190,000
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 25,000,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $9,000,000 the first year and $9,000,000
the second year 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

new text begin (b) State payments from the general fund to
the Public Employees Retirement Association
on behalf of the former MERF division
account are $16,000,000 on September 15,
2021, and $16,000,000 on September 15,
2022. These amounts are estimated to be
needed under Minnesota Statutes, section
353.505.
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 24,393,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,589,000
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 9,772,000
new text end
new text begin 9,842,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin General Support
new text end

new text begin 3,507,000
new text end
new text begin 3,633,000
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, 2025, 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 the amount for fiscal year 2022 is
insufficient, the amount for 2023 is available
in fiscal year 2022.
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 84,168,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 84,364,000
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 22,048,000
new text end
new text begin 21,678,000
new text end

new text begin (a)new text begin Veterans Service Organizations.new text end
$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 (b)new text begin Minnesota Assistance Council for
Veterans.
new text end
$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 (c) Veteran Homelessness Initiative.
$3,165,000 each year is for an initiative to
prevent and end veteran homelessness. The
commissioner of veterans affairs may provide
housing vouchers and other services to
alleviate homelessness among veterans and
former service members in Minnesota. The
commissioner may contract for program
administration and may establish a vacancy
reserve fund. The base for this appropriation
is $1,311,000 in fiscal year 2024 and
$1,311,000 in fiscal year 2025.
new text end

new text begin (d)new text begin 9/11 Task Force.new text end $500,000 the first year
is for the Advisory Task Force on 9/11 and
Global War on Terrorism Remembrance. The
task force must collect, memorialize, and
publish stories of Minnesotans' service in the
Global War on Terrorism and impacts on their
dependents. The task force must host a
remembrance program in September 2021.
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 62,120,000
new text end
new text begin 62,686,000
new text end

new text begin (a) Transfers. $61,120,000 the first year and
$62,036,000 the second year 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) Veteran Suicide Prevention Initiative.
$1,000,000 the first year and $650,000 the
second year is to address the problem of death
by suicide among veterans in Minnesota. The
commissioner of veterans affairs may use
funds for personnel, training, research,
marketing, and professional or technical
contracts. The base for this appropriation is
$550,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $550,000 in
fiscal year 2025.
new text end

Sec. 38. new text beginBUDGET RESERVE REDUCTION
new text end

new text begin On July 1, 2021, the balance of the budget
reserve account in Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.152, subdivision 1a, is reduced by
$1,000,000,000.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

POLICY PROVISIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16A.06, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Audit of state's use of federal funds; annual appropriation. new text end

new text begin The
commissioner shall contract with a qualified auditor to conduct the annual audit required
by the United States Single Audit Act of 1984, Public Law 98-502, the Single Audit Act
Amendments of 1996, Public Law 104-156, and Title 2 United States Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR) Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and
Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). There is annually appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner an amount sufficient to pay the cost of the annual
audit. The cost of the audit shall be billed to the agencies audited during the subsequent
fiscal year. Amounts paid by state agencies shall be deposited to the general fund.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [16A.401] VIRTUAL PAYMENTS AUTHORIZED.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Virtual payments. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may establish a program to issue
virtual payments from the state treasury. Any rebate to the state generated by the program
must be deposited in the general fund unless retained under subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Rebates. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding subdivision 1, rebates attributable to expenditures
in funds established in the state constitution or protected by federal law must be returned
to the account from which the expenditure originated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Rebates retained. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may retain a portion of rebates for the
administration of this section. Money retained under this subdivision must be deposited in
an account in the special revenue fund and is appropriated to the commissioner for the
purposes of this section.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16B.98, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Grants administration. new text end

new text begin It is the policy of the legislature to ensure that grant
activities and outcomes of programs and services funded by the legislative appropriations
are administered by state agencies in accordance with this section and section 16B.97.
Unless amounts are otherwise appropriated for administrative costs, a state agency may
retain up to five percent of the amount appropriated to the agency for grants enacted by the
legislature and formula grants and up to ten percent for competitively awarded grants. This
subdivision applies to appropriations made for new grant programs enacted after the effective
date of this subdivision.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 270C.21, is amended to read:


270C.21 TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE GRANTS.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Taxpayer assistance. new text end

When the commissioner awards grants to deleted text beginnonprofitdeleted text endnew text begin
eligible
new text end organizations to coordinate, facilitate, encourage, and aid in the provision of taxpayer
assistance services, the commissioner must provide public notice of the grants in a timely
manner so that the grant process is completed and grants are awarded by October 1, in order
for recipientnew text begin eligiblenew text end organizations to adequately plan expenditures for the filing season. At
the time the commissioner provides public notice, the commissioner must also notify
deleted text begin nonprofitdeleted text endnew text begin eligiblenew text end organizations that received grants in the previous biennium.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligible organization. new text end

new text begin "Eligible organization" means an organization that meets
the definition of eligible organization provided in section 7526A(2)(e)(B) of the Internal
Revenue Code.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for grants awarded after June 30, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 477A.03, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Counties.

(a) For aids payable in 2018 and 2019, the total aid payable under
section 477A.0124, subdivision 3, is $103,795,000, of which $3,000,000 shall be allocated
as required under Laws 2014, chapter 150, article 4, section 6. For aids payable in 2020,
the total aid payable under section 477A.0124, subdivision 3, is $116,795,000, of which
$3,000,000 shall be allocated as required under Laws 2014, chapter 150, article 4, section
6. For aids payable in 2021 through 2024, the total aid payable under section 477A.0124,
subdivision 3
, is $118,795,000, of which $3,000,000 shall be allocated as required under
Laws 2014, chapter 150, article 4, section 6. For aids payable in 2025 and thereafter, the
total aid payable under section 477A.0124, subdivision 3, is $115,795,000. deleted text beginEach calendar
year
deleted text endnew text begin On or before the first installment date provided in section 477A.015, paragraph (a)new text end,
$500,000 of this appropriation shall be deleted text beginretaineddeleted text endnew text begin transferred each yearnew text end by the commissioner
of revenue to deleted text beginmake reimbursements to the commissioner of management and budgetdeleted text endnew text begin the
Board of Public Defense
new text end for deleted text beginpayments madedeleted text endnew text begin the payment of servicesnew text end under section 611.27.
deleted text begin The reimbursements shall be to defray the additional costs associated with court-ordered
counsel under section 611.27.
deleted text end Any deleted text beginretaineddeleted text endnew text begin transferrednew text end amounts not deleted text beginused for reimbursement
in a year
deleted text endnew text begin expended or encumbered in a fiscal year shall be certified by the board of public
defense to the commissioner of revenue on or before October 1 and
new text end shall be included in the
next deleted text begindistributiondeleted text endnew text begin certificationnew text end of county need aid deleted text beginthat is certified to the county auditors for
the purpose of property tax reduction for the next taxes payable year
deleted text end.

(b) For aids payable in 2018 and 2019, the total aid under section 477A.0124, subdivision
4
, is $130,873,444. For aids payable in 2020, the total aid under section 477A.0124,
subdivision 4
, is $143,873,444. For aids payable in 2021 and thereafter, the total aid under
section 477A.0124, subdivision 4, is $145,873,444. The commissioner of revenue shall
transfer to the commissioner of management and budget $207,000 annually for the cost of
preparation of local impact notes as required by section 3.987, and other local government
activities. The commissioner of revenue shall transfer to the commissioner of education
$7,000 annually for the cost of preparation of local impact notes for school districts as
required by section 3.987. The commissioner of revenue shall deduct the amounts transferred
under this paragraph from the appropriation under this paragraph. The amounts transferred
are appropriated to the commissioner of management and budget and the commissioner of
education respectively.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 611.27, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Request for other appointment of counsel.

The chief district public defender
deleted text begin with the approval ofdeleted text endnew text begin may request thatnew text end the state public defender deleted text beginmay request that the chief
judge of the district court, or a district court judge designated by the chief judge,
deleted text end authorize
appointment of counsel other than the district public defender in such cases.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 611.27, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Addition of permanent staff.

The chief public defender may not request deleted text beginthe
court
deleted text end nor may the deleted text begincourt orderdeleted text endnew text begin state public defender approvenew text end the addition of permanent staff
under subdivision 7.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 611.27, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Appointment of counsel.

If the deleted text begincourtdeleted text endnew text begin state public defendernew text end finds that the
provision of adequate legal representation, including associated services, is beyond the
ability of the district public defender to provide, the deleted text begincourt shall orderdeleted text endnew text begin state public defender
may approve
new text end counsel to be appointed, with compensation and expenses to be paid under
the provisions of this subdivision and subdivision 7. Counsel in such cases shall be appointed
by the chief district public defender. deleted text beginIf the court issues an order denying the request, the
court shall make written findings of fact and conclusions of law. Upon denial, the chief
district public defender may immediately appeal the order denying the request to the court
of appeals and may request an expedited hearing.
deleted text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 611.27, subdivision 13, is amended to read:


Subd. 13.

Correctional facility inmates.

All billings for services rendered and ordered
under subdivision 7 shall require the approval of the chief district public defender before
being forwarded deleted text beginon a monthly basisdeleted text end to the state public defender. In cases where adequate
representation cannot be provided by the district public defender and where counsel has
been deleted text beginappointed under a court order,deleted text endnew text begin approved bynew text end the state public defendernew text begin, the board of
public defense
new text end shall deleted text beginforward to the commissioner of management and budgetdeleted text endnew text begin paynew text end all deleted text beginbillings
for services rendered under the court order. The commissioner shall pay for
deleted text end services from
county program aid deleted text beginretaineddeleted text endnew text begin transferrednew text end by the commissioner of revenue for that purpose
under section 477A.03, subdivision 2b, paragraph (a).

The costs of appointed counsel and associated services in cases arising from new criminal
charges brought against indigent inmates who are incarcerated in a Minnesota state
correctional facility are the responsibility of the state Board of Public Defense. In such cases
the state public defender may follow the procedures outlined in this section for obtaining
court-ordered counsel.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 611.27, subdivision 15, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Costs of transcripts.

In appeal cases and postconviction cases where the
appellate public defender's office does not have sufficient funds to pay for transcripts and
other necessary expenses because it has spent or committed all of the transcript funds in its
annual budget, deleted text beginthe state public defender may forward to the commissioner of management
and budget all billings for transcripts and other necessary expenses. The commissioner shall
deleted text endnew text begin
the board of public defense may
new text end pay for these transcripts and other necessary expenses from
county program aid deleted text beginretaineddeleted text endnew text begin transferrednew text end by the commissioner of revenue for that purpose
under section 477A.03, subdivision 2b, paragraph (a).

Sec. 11.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 10, article 1, section 40, is amended to
read:


Sec. 40. HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT TRANSFERS AND APPROPRIATIONS;
SECRETARY OF STATE.

(a) $6,595,610 is appropriated in fiscal year 2019 from the HAVA account established
in Minnesota Statutes, section 5.30, to the secretary of state for the purposes of improving
the administration and security of elections as authorized by federal law. Use of the
appropriation is limited to the following activities:

(1) modernizing, securing, and updating the statewide voter registration system and for
cybersecurity upgrades as authorized by federal law;

(2) improving accessibility;

(3) preparing training materials and training local election officials; and

(4) implementing security improvements for election systems.

(b) Any amount earned in interest on the amount appropriated under paragraph (a) is
appropriated from the HAVA account to the secretary of state for purposes of improving
the administration and security of elections as authorized by federal law.

(c) The appropriations under paragraphs (a) and (b) are onetime and available until
deleted text begin March 23, 2023deleted text endnew text begin expendednew text end.

(d) $167,000 expended by the secretary of state in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for
increasing secure access to the statewide voter registration system is deemed:

(1) to be money used for carrying out the purposes authorized under the Omnibus
Appropriations Act of 2018, Public Law 115-1410, and the Help America Vote Act of 2002,
Public Law 107-252, section 101; and

(2) to be credited toward any match required by those laws.

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.

Laws 2020, chapter 77, section 3, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Availability of appropriations.

The appropriations provided in this section
are onetime and available until deleted text beginDecember 21, 2024deleted text endnew text begin expendednew text end.

Sec. 13. new text beginGOVERNMENT AND CITIZEN SERVICES.
new text end

new text begin On the day following enactment, the commissioner of administration must cancel to the
general fund $300,000 from the fiscal year 2021 general fund appropriations for Government
and Citizen Services.
new text end