10A.09 STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTEREST.
Subdivision 1. Time for filing.
Except for a candidate for elective office in the judicial
branch, an individual must file a statement of economic interest with the board:
(1) within 60 days of accepting employment as a public official or a local official in a
metropolitan governmental unit;
(2) within 14 days after filing an affidavit of candidacy or petition to appear on the ballot for
an elective state office or an elective local office in a metropolitan governmental unit;
(3) in the case of a public official requiring the advice and consent of the senate, within 14
days after undertaking the duties of office; or
(4) in the case of members of the Minnesota Racing Commission, the director of the
Minnesota Racing Commission, chief of security, medical officer, inspector of pari-mutuels, and
stewards employed or approved by the commission or persons who fulfill those duties under
contract, within 60 days of accepting or assuming duties.
Subd. 2. Notice to board.
The secretary of state or the appropriate county auditor, upon
receiving an affidavit of candidacy or petition to appear on the ballot from an individual required
by this section to file a statement of economic interest, and any official who nominates or employs
a public or local official required by this section to file a statement of economic interest, must
notify the board of the name of the individual required to file a statement and the date of the
affidavit, petition, or nomination.
Subd. 3. Notice of filing.
The board must notify the presiding officer of the house that will
approve or disapprove the nomination, of the name of an individual who has filed a statement of
economic interest with the board, a copy of the statement, and the date on which the statement
Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1978 c 463 s 109
Subd. 5. Form.
A statement of economic interest required by this section must be on a form
prescribed by the board. The individual filing must provide the following information:
(1) name, address, occupation, and principal place of business;
(2) the name of each associated business and the nature of that association;
(3) a listing of all real property within the state, excluding homestead property, in which the
individual holds: (i) a fee simple interest, a mortgage, a contract for deed as buyer or seller, or an
option to buy, whether direct or indirect, if the interest is valued in excess of $2,500; or (ii) an
option to buy, if the property has a fair market value of $50,000 or more;
(4) a listing of all real property within the state in which a partnership of which the individual
is a member holds: (i) a fee simple interest, a mortgage, a contract for deed as buyer or seller, or
an option to buy, whether direct or indirect, if the individual's share of the partnership interest
is valued in excess of $2,500; or (ii) an option to buy, if the property has a fair market value
of $50,000 or more. A listing under clause (3) or (4) must indicate the street address and the
municipality or the section, township, range and approximate acreage, whichever applies, and the
county in which the property is located; and
(5) a listing of any investments, ownership, or interests in property connected with
pari-mutuel horse racing in the United States and Canada, including a race horse, in which the
individual directly or indirectly holds a partial or full interest or an immediate family member
holds a partial or full interest.
Subd. 6. Supplementary statement.
Each individual who is required to file a statement
of economic interest must file a supplementary statement on April 15 of each year that the
individual remains in office if information on the most recently filed statement has changed.
The supplementary statement, if required, must include the amount of each honorarium in
excess of $50 received since the previous statement and the name and address of the source of
the honorarium. The board must maintain a statement of economic interest submitted by an
officeholder in the same file with the statement submitted as a candidate.
Subd. 6a. Local officials.
A local official required to file a statement under this section must
file it with the governing body of the official's political subdivision. The governing body must
maintain statements filed with it under this subdivision as public data.
Subd. 7. Late filing.
The board must send a notice by certified mail to any individual who
fails within the prescribed time to file a statement of economic interest required by this section.
If an individual fails to file a statement within ten business days after the notice was sent, the
board may impose a late filing fee of $5 per day, not to exceed $100, commencing on the 11th
day after the notice was sent. The board must send an additional notice by certified mail to any
individual who fails to file a statement within 14 days after the first notice was sent by the board
that the individual may be subject to a civil penalty for failure to file a statement. An individual
who fails to file a statement within seven days after the second notice was sent by the board is
subject to a civil penalty imposed by the board up to $1,000.
Subd. 8. Failure to file; suspension.
A public official, except a member of the legislature or
a constitutional officer, who is required to file a statement of economic interest and fails to do so
by the prescribed deadline must be suspended without pay by the board in the manner prescribed
in the contested case procedures in chapter 14.
History: 1974 c 470 s 9; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1976 c 307 s 11; 1978 c 463 s 35-37; 1982 c 424 s
130; 1983 c 214 s 30,31; 1983 c 305 s 3,4; 1986 c 444; 1989 c 334 art 6 s 2; 1990 c 608 art 2 s
2-4; 1991 c 233 s 109; 1997 c 202 art 2 s 6; 1999 c 220 s 12,50; 2002 c 363 s 10