language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to government operations; defining certain powers of the Council on Black Minnesotans; providing for mapped data on expenditures; increasing threshold requirements for deposit of agency receipts; clarifying agency requirements for contracts over a certain amount; permitting state chief information officer to appoint a state Webmaster and develop standards for public access to electronic data; clarifying use of fees in the combined charities campaign; requiring standards for data collected under the clean water partnership program; defining jurisdiction of the Office of Enterprise Technology that impact state information systems; requiring the secretary of state to distribute copies of abstracts when town is organized; requiring a report on government efficiency and transparency; providing legislature improved access to executive branch accounting, procurement, and budget systems; establishing the commission on service innovation; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 3.9225, subdivision 5; 16A.275; 16B.355, subdivision 1, as added; 16C.055, subdivision 2; 16E.04, subdivision 2; 16E.05, by adding a subdivision; 43A.50, subdivision 2; 103F.755; 307.08, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, sections 16C.16, subdivision 6a, as amended if enacted; 16E.02, subdivision 1; 103H.175, subdivision 2; 379.05; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 3; 16A; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116W.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
The council may contract in its own name, but no money shall be accepted or received as a loan nor indebtedness incurred except as otherwise provided by law. Contracts shall be approved by a majority of the members of the council and executed by the chair and the executive director. The council may apply for, receive, and expend in its own name grants and gifts of money consistent with the power and duties specified in subdivisions 1 to 7.
The council shall appoint an executive director who is experienced in administrative activities and familiar with the problems and needs of Black people. The council may delegate to the executive director powers and duties under subdivisions 1 to 7 which do not require council approval. The executive director serves in the unclassified service and may be removed at any time by the council. The executive director shall recommend to the council, and the council may appoint the appropriate staff necessary to carry out its duties. Staff members serve in the unclassified service. The commissioner of administration shall provide the council with necessary administrative services.
Except as otherwise provided by law, an agency shall deposit receipts totaling $250 or more in the state treasury daily. The depositing agency shall send a report to the commissioner on the disposition of receipts since the last report. The commissioner shall credit the deposits received during a month to the proper funds not later than the first day of the next month.
Notwithstanding the general rule stated above, the commissioner of revenue is not required to make daily deposits if (1) the volume of tax receipts cannot be processed daily with available resources, or (2) receipts cannot be immediately identified for posting to accounts.
The commissioner may authorize an agency to deposit receipts totaling $250 or more less frequently than daily for those locations where the agency furnishes documentation to the commissioner that the cost of making daily deposits exceeds the lost interest earnings and the risk of loss or theft of the receipts.
the commissioner shall make grants to counties, cities, towns, and school districts to acquire, construct, or renovate public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature for cooperative facilities to be owned and operated by the grantees.
After July 1, 2002, an agency may not contract or otherwise agree with a nongovernmental entity to receive total nonmonetary consideration valued at more than $100,000 in exchange for the agency providing nonmonetary consideration, unless such an agreement is specifically authorized by law. This subdivision does not apply to the State Lottery.
(a) The commissioner shall award up to a six percent preference, but no less than the percentage awarded to any other group under this section, in the amount bid on state procurement to certified small businesses that are majority-owned and operated by:
(1) recently separated veterans who have served in active military service, at any time on or after September 11, 2001, and who have been discharged under honorable conditions from active service, as indicated by the person's United States Department of Defense form DD-214 or by the commissioner of veterans affairs;
(2) veterans with service-connected disabilities, as determined at any time by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or
(3) any other veteran-owned small businesses certified under section 16C.19, paragraph (d).
(b) The purpose of this designation is to facilitate the transition of veterans from military to civilian life, and to help compensate veterans for their sacrifices, including but not limited to their sacrifice of health and time, to the state and nation during their military service, as well as to enhance economic development within Minnesota.
(a) The chief information officer is appointed by the governor. The chief information officer serves in the unclassified service at the pleasure of the governor. The chief information officer must have experience leading enterprise-level information technology organizations. The chief information officer is the state's chief information officer and information and telecommunications technology advisor to the governor.
(b) The chief information officer may appoint other employees of the office. The staff of the office must include individuals knowledgeable in information and telecommunications technology systems and services and individuals with specialized training in information security and accessibility.
(a) In addition to other activities prescribed by law, the office shall carry out the duties set out in this subdivision.
(b) The office shall develop and establish a state information architecture to ensure
that state agency development and purchase of information and communications systems, equipment, and services is designed to ensure that individual agency information systems complement and do not needlessly duplicate or conflict with the systems of other agencies
When state agencies have need for the same or similar public data, the chief information officer, in coordination with the affected agencies, shall manage the most efficient and cost-effective method of producing and storing data for or sharing data between those agencies. The development of this information architecture must include the establishment of standards and guidelines to be followed by state agencies. The office shall ensure compliance with the architecture.
(c) The office shall assist state agencies in the planning and management of information systems so that an individual information system reflects and supports the state agency's mission and the state's requirements and functions. The office shall review and approve agency technology plans to ensure consistency with enterprise information and telecommunications technology strategy. By January 15 of each year, the chief information officer must report to the chairs and the ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the office regarding the assistance provided under this paragraph. The report must include a listing of agencies that have developed or are developing plans under this paragraph.
(d) The office shall review and approve agency requests for funding for the development or purchase of information systems equipment or software before the requests may be included in the governor's budget.
(e) The office shall review major purchases of information systems equipment to:
(1) ensure that the equipment follows the standards and guidelines of the state information architecture;
(2) ensure the agency's proposed purchase reflects a cost-effective policy regarding volume purchasing; and
(3) ensure that the equipment is consistent with other systems in other state agencies so that data can be shared among agencies, unless the office determines that the agency purchasing the equipment has special needs justifying the inconsistency.
(f) The office shall review the operation of information systems by state agencies and ensure that these systems are operated efficiently and securely and continually meet the standards and guidelines established by the office. The standards and guidelines must emphasize uniformity that is cost-effective for the enterprise, that encourages information interchange, open systems environments, and portability of information whenever practicable and consistent with an agency's authority and chapter 13.
(g) The office shall conduct a comprehensive review at least every three years of the information systems investments that have been made by state agencies and higher education institutions. The review must include recommendations on any information systems applications that could be provided in a more cost-beneficial manner by an outside source. The office must report the results of its review to the legislature and the governor.
(a) A federated funding organization shall apply to the commissioner by March 1 in order to be eligible to participate in the state employee combined charities campaign for that year.
(b) A federated funding organization must apply in the form prescribed by the commissioner and shall provide the following:
(1) assurance of tax exempt status for the federated funding organization and each of the charitable agencies identified by the federated funding organization as an affiliated agency;
(2) assurance of proper registration with the attorney general of Minnesota to solicit contributions in the state of Minnesota for the federated funding organization and each of the charitable agencies identified by the federated funding organization as an affiliated agency. A copy of the registration letter in effect at the time of application for the state employee combined charities campaign must be available upon request;
(3) an affidavit signed by a duly constituted officer of the federated funding organization attesting to the fact that the federated funding organization and its affiliated agencies are in compliance with each of the provisions of this section;
(4) a list of the board of directors or local advisory board for the federated funding organization which identifies the members who live or work in Minnesota and contiguous counties;
(5) a list of the name and business address of each affiliated agency the federated funding organization supports;
(6) a list of any related organizations, as defined in section 317A.011, subdivision 18;
(7) the total contributions received in the organization's accounting year last reported and, from those contributions, the amounts expended by the federated funding organization for management and general costs and for fund-raising costs and the amount distributed to the affiliated agencies, programs, and designated agencies it supports; and
(8) a fee of $100, or ten percent of the funds raised from state employees in the previous campaign, whichever is less. The fee for an organization which did not participate in the previous year's state employee campaign is $100.
The commissioner may require submission of additional information needed to determine compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
(c) The commissioner shall register or not register the application of an organization and shall notify the organization of the decision by May 1. An organization whose application is denied has ten calendar days after receiving notice of the denial to appeal the decision or file an amended application correcting the deficiency. The commissioner shall register or not register the organization within ten calendar days after receiving the appeal or amended application. If registration is denied a second time, the organization may appeal within five calendar days after receiving notice of the denial. A hearing shall be scheduled by the commissioner and shall be held within 15 calendar days after receiving notice of the appeal. The parties may mutually agree to a later date. The provisions of chapter 14 do not apply to the hearing. The hearing shall be conducted in a manner considered appropriate by the commissioner. The commissioner shall make a determination within five calendar days after the hearing has been completed.
(d) Only organizations that are approved may participate in the state employee combined charities campaign for the year of approval and only contributions to approved organizations may be deducted from an employee's pay pursuant to section 16A.134.
The data collected for the activities of the clean water partnership program that have common value for natural resource planning must be provided and integrated into the Minnesota land management information system's geographic and summary databases according to published data compatibility guidelines. Costs associated with this data delivery must be borne by this activity.
The Minnesota Geospatial Information Office shall maintain a computerized database of the results of groundwater quality monitoring in a manner that is accessible to the Pollution Control Agency, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, and Department of Natural Resources. The center shall assess the quality and reliability of the data and organize the data in a usable format.
The cost of authentication, recording, surveying, and marking burial grounds and the cost of identification, analysis, rescue, and reburial of human remains on public lands or waters shall be the responsibility of the state or political subdivision controlling the lands or waters. On private lands or waters these costs shall be borne by the state, but may be borne by the landowner upon mutual agreement with the state. The data collected by this activity that has common value for resource planning must be provided and integrated into the Minnesota land management information system's geographic and summary databases according to published data compatibility guidelines. Costs associated with this data delivery must be borne by the state.
Each county auditor shall within 30 days after any such town is organized transmit by mail to the commissioner of revenue, the secretary of state, the state demographer, the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office, the chief administrative law judge of the state Office of Administrative Hearings, and the commissioner of transportation an abstract of such report, giving the name and boundaries of such town and record in a book kept for that purpose a full description of each such town.
Presented to the governor May 18, 2010
Signed by the governor May 25, 2010, 11:22 a.m.