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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                         CHAPTER 19-H.F.No. 82 
           An act relating to public contracts; modifying the 
          criteria for businesses and firms required to file 
          affirmative action plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1990, sections 363.073, subdivision 1; and 473.144. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 363.073, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [SCOPE OF APPLICATION.] No department or 
agency of the state shall accept any bid or proposal for a 
contract or agreement or execute any contract or agreement for 
goods or services in excess of $50,000 with any business having 
more than 20 full-time employees at any time on a single working 
day during the previous 12 months, unless the firm or business 
has an affirmative action plan for the employment of minority 
persons, women, and the disabled that has been approved by the 
commissioner of human rights.  Receipt of a certificate of 
compliance issued by the commissioner shall signify that a firm 
or business has an affirmative action plan that has been 
approved by the commissioner.  A certificate shall be valid for 
a period of two years.  A municipality as defined in section 
466.01, subdivision 1, that receives state money for any reason 
is encouraged to prepare and implement an affirmative action 
plan for the employment of minority persons, women, and the 
disabled and submit the plan to the commissioner of human rights.
     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 473.144, is 
amended to read: 
    473.144 [CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE FOR CONTRACTS.] 
    Neither the council nor an agency listed in section 
473.143, subdivision 1, may accept any bid or proposal for a 
contract or execute a contract for goods or services in excess 
of $50,000 with any business having more than 20 full-time 
employees in Minnesota at any time on a single working day 
during the previous 12 months, unless the business has an 
affirmative action plan for the employment of minority persons, 
women, and the disabled that has been approved by the 
commissioner of human rights.  Receipt of a certificate of 
compliance from the commissioner of human rights signifies that 
a business has an approved affirmative action plan.  A 
certificate is valid for two years.  Section 363.073 governs 
revocation of certificates.  The rules adopted by the 
commissioner of human rights under section 363.074 apply to this 
section. 
    Presented to the governor April 5, 1991 
    Signed by the governor April 8, 1991, 11:11 a.m.

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