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                            CHAPTER 385-S.F.No. 2645 
                  An act relating to metropolitan government; modifying 
                  requirement for affirmative action plans by certain 
                  contractors; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 
                  473.144. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.144, is 
        amended to read: 
           473.144 [CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE FOR CONTRACTS.] 
           (a) For all contracts for goods and services in excess of 
        $100,000, neither the council nor an agency listed in section 
        473.143, subdivision 1, may shall accept any bid or proposal for 
        a contract or execute a contract for goods or services in excess 
        of $50,000 with or agreement from any business having more 
        than 20 40 full-time employees within this state 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 qualified disabled that 
        individuals submitted to the commissioner of human rights for 
        approval.  Neither the council nor an agency listed in section 
        473.143, subdivision 1, shall execute the contract or agreement 
        until the affirmative action plan 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. 
           (b) This paragraph applies to a contract for goods or 
        services in excess of $100,000 to be entered into between the 
        council or an agency listed in section 473.143, subdivision 1, 
        and a business that is not subject to paragraph (a), but that 
        has more than 40 full-time employees on a single working day 
        during the previous 12 months in the state where the business 
        has its primary place of business.  The council or the agency 
        may not execute a contract or agreement with a business covered 
        by this paragraph unless the business has a certificate of 
        compliance issued by the commissioner under paragraph (a) or the 
        business certifies to the contracting agency that it is in 
        compliance with federal affirmative action requirements. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment 
        and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, 
        Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. 
           Presented to the governor April 10, 1998 
           Signed by the governor April 20, 1998, 11:23 a.m.

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota Revisor of Statutes