268.196 Administration account.
Subdivision 1. Administration account. (a) There is hereby created in the state treasury a special account to be known as the administration account. All money that is deposited or paid into this account shall be continuously available to the commissioner for expenditure to administer the Minnesota unemployment insurance program, and shall not lapse at any time. The administration account shall consist of:
(1) all money received from the federal government to administer the Minnesota unemployment insurance program;
(2) any money received as compensation for services or facilities supplied to the federal government or any other state;
(3) any amounts received for losses sustained by this account or by reason of damage to equipment or supplies; and
(4) any proceeds from the sale or disposition of any equipment or supplies that may no longer be necessary for the proper administration of those sections.
(b) All money in this account shall be deposited, administered, and disbursed in the same manner and under the same conditions and requirements as are provided by law for the other special accounts in the state treasury. The commissioner of finance, as treasurer and custodian of this account, shall be liable for the faithful performance of duties in connection with this account.
(c) All money in this account shall be spent solely for the purposes and in the amounts found necessary by the United States Secretary of Labor for the proper and efficient administration of the Minnesota unemployment insurance program.
Subd. 2. State to replace money wrongfully used. If any money received under United States Code, title 42, section 501 of the Social Security Act or the Wagner-Peyser Act, is found by the United States Secretary of Labor to have been spent for purposes other than, or in amounts in excess of, those necessary for the proper administration of the Minnesota unemployment insurance program, the commissioner may replace the money from the contingent account. If the money is not replaced from the contingent account, it is the policy of this state that the money be replaced by money appropriated for that purpose from the general funds of this state. If not replaced from the contingent account, the commissioner shall, at the earliest opportunity, submit to the legislature a request for the appropriation of that amount.
Subd. 3. Contingent account. (a) There is hereby created in the state treasury a special account, to be known as the contingent account, that shall not lapse nor revert to any other trust fund. This account shall consist of all money appropriated therefor by the legislature, all money in the form of interest and penalties collected pursuant to sections 268.057, 268.18, and 268.184, all money received in the form of voluntary contributions to this account, and any interest earned on the account. All money in this account shall be supplemental to all federal money available to the commissioner. Money in this account is hereby appropriated to the commissioner and shall be available to the commissioner for those expenditures the commissioner considers necessary in connection with the administration of the Minnesota unemployment insurance program.
(b) Whenever the commissioner spends money from the contingent account for the administration of the Minnesota unemployment insurance program for which money will later be made available by the federal government, the contingent account shall, when money is available, be reimbursed from the administration account. The commissioner shall certify to the commissioner of finance the amount of the reimbursement and the commissioner of finance shall transfer that amount from the administration account to the contingent account.
(c) All money in this account shall be deposited, administered, and disbursed in the same manner and under the same conditions and requirements as is provided by law for the other special accounts in the state treasury. On June 30 of each year, all amounts in excess of $300,000 in this account shall be paid over to the unemployment insurance trust fund.
HIST: Ex1936 c 2 s 13; 1941 c 554 s 12; 1945 c 376 s 12; 1953 c 97 s 16; 1957 c 883 s 8-10; 1963 c 721 s 1; 1965 c 45 s 46; 1969 c 399 s 1; 1969 c 567 s 3; 1973 c 254 s 3; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1973 c 720 s 73 subd 1; 1974 c 497 s 1; 1975 c 302 s 2; 1Sp1982 c 1 s 33; 1983 c 216 art 1 s 87; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 362 s 25; 1987 c 385 s 27; 1989 c 209 art 2 s 1; 1994 c 488 s 8; 1996 c 417 s 31; 1997 c 7 art 1 s 106; 1997 c 66 s 79,80; 1998 c 265 s 43; 1999 c 107 s 61,66; 2000 c 343 s 4; 2001 c 175 s 52; 1Sp2003 c 3 art 2 s 20; 2004 c 206 s 52
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes