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SF 1438

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:31am

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A bill for an act
relating to administrative rules; modifying requirements of a retired workers'
compensation judges provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section
14.49.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 14.49, is amended to read:


14.49 TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES.

When regularly appointed administrative law judges are not available, the chief
administrative law judge may contract with qualified individuals to serve as administrative
law judges. Such temporary administrative law judges shall not be employees of the
state. Compensation judges must be employees of the state, except that in the following
instances: (1)
when all available regularly appointed compensation judges are disqualified
from a specific case under the Code of Judicial Conduct, the chief administrative law judge
may contract with a workers' compensation attorney or former workers' compensation
judge to serve as a compensation judge for that case. ; and (2) when regularly appointed
workers' compensation judges are not available to hear pending cases on a timely basis,
the chief administrative law judge may contract with a retired workers' compensation
judge, formerly an employee of the state, to serve as a workers' compensation judge.

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