language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to state government; changing a provision for publication in the State Register; changing the date for the annual report on events held in the Capitol building;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 14.46, subdivisions 3, 4; 16B.2405, subdivision 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Any state agency which desires to publish a notice of hearing, rule or change thereof shall submit a copy of the entire document, including dates when adopted, and filed with the secretary of state, to the commissioner of administration in addition to any other copies which may be required to be filed with the commissioner by other law.
The revisor of statutes shall provide assistance to the commissioner if requested. Alternatively, the commissioner may designate a contract compositor to whom the assistance is to be supplied. The assistance, in either case, shall consist of furnishing a machine readable computer tape, or similar services, for rules which are available in the revisor's computer database and for which a written copy has been submitted by an agency to the commissioner for publication in the State Register.
When an agency properly submits a rule, proposed rule, notice, or other material to the commissioner of administration, the commissioner must then be accountable for the publication of the same in the State Register. The commissioner of administration must require each agency which requests the publication of rules, proposed rules, notices, or other material in the State Register to pay its proportionate cost of the State Register unless other funds are provided and are sufficient to cover the cost of the State Register.
The State Register must be offered for public sale at a location centrally located as determined by the commissioner of administration and at a price as the commissioner of administration determines. The commissioner of administration must further provide for the mailing of the State Register to any person, agency, or organization if so requested, provided that reasonable costs are borne by the requesting party. The supply and expense appropriation to any state agency is deemed to include funds to purchase the State Register. Ten copies of each issue of the State Register, however, must be provided without cost to the Legislative Reference Library and ten copies to the State Law Library. One copy must be provided without cost to a public library in each county seat in the state or, if there is no public library in a county seat, to a public library in the county as designated by the county board. The commissioner must advise the recipient libraries of the significance and content of the State Register and encourage efforts to promote its usage.
The commissioner must make an electronic version of the State Register available on the Internet free of charge through the North Star information service.
The commissioner may collect charges or fees from users holding events in the Capitol building. Money collected by the commissioner under this subdivision shall be deposited in a Capitol events dedicated account in the special revenue fund. Money in the dedicated account is appropriated to the commissioner of administration to recover direct costs incurred from holding events in the Capitol building. The commissioner shall report annually by August 1 on the events held in the Capitol building, the amounts collected for those events, and the costs for operating events, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees in the house of representatives and the senate with jurisdiction over finance and policy relating to the commissioner of administration.
Presented to the governor May 16, 2020
Signed by the governor May 18, 2020, 8:10 a.m.