13.081 Administrative remedies.
Subdivision 1. Complaints. Any person who believes that a government entity is not in compliance with this chapter may file a complaint with the commissioner. The commissioner shall specify the form of the complaint. The commissioner shall conduct an investigation to determine whether the complaint is valid or whether another alternative dispute resolution process exists to address the issue presented. If the commissioner determines the complaint is not valid or another alternative dispute resolution process is a more appropriate forum for resolving the dispute, the commissioner shall dismiss the complaint and so inform the person who filed the complaint and the government entity that was the subject of the complaint. If the commissioner determines the complaint is valid, the commissioner may take any of the actions under subdivision 2 to resolve the complaint. The commissioner shall either dismiss the complaint or refer it for one of the actions under subdivision 2 within 20 days of receipt of the complaint. For good cause and upon written notice to the person bringing the complaint, the commissioner may extend this deadline for one additional 30-day period.
Subd. 2. Informal resolution of complaint. The commissioner may attempt to resolve a complaint informally or, with the consent of both parties, refer the matter to an alternative dispute resolution process and use the services of the office of dispute resolution or the office of administrative hearings to arbitrate or mediate the dispute.
HIST: 2000 c 468 s 9
* NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 2000, chapter 468, *section 9, is effective July 1, 2001. Laws 2000, chapter 468, *section 34.
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