language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to local government; authorizing certain charitable organizations to participate in joint powers agreements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16C.03, subdivision 10; 16C.11.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
The commissioner is authorized to enter into a cooperative purchasing agreement for the provision of goods, services, and utilities with one or more other states or governmental units, as described in section 471.59, subdivision 1. The commissioner is authorized to enter into cooperative purchasing agreements for the purchase of goods, services, and utilities with health care facilities that are required to provide indigent care.
The commissioner may enter into joint or cooperative purchasing agreements with any entity that is authorized under section 471.59 to do so. The cooperative purchasing venture revolving fund is a separate account in the state treasury. The commissioner may charge a fee to cover the commissioner's administrative expenses to governmental units that have joint or cooperative purchasing agreements with the state under section 471.59. The fees collected must be deposited in the revolving fund established by this section. Money in the fund is appropriated to the commissioner to administer the programs and services covered by this chapter.
Presented to the governor May 14, 2007
Signed by the governor May 17, 2007, 3:36 p.m.