16B.37 REORGANIZATION OF AGENCIES.
Subdivision 1. Commissioner's authority.
To improve efficiency and avoid duplication, the
commissioner may transfer personnel, powers, or duties, or any combination of them, from a state
agency to another state agency that has been in existence for at least one year prior to the date of
transfer. A transfer must have received the prior approval of the governor. The commissioner shall
no later than January 15 of each year submit to the legislature a bill making all statutory changes
required by reorganization orders issued by the commissioner during the preceding calendar year.
For purposes of this section, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is a state agency.
Subd. 2. Reorganization order.
A transfer made pursuant to subdivision 1 must be in the
form of a reorganization order. A proposed reorganization order must be submitted to the chairs of
the governmental operations committees in the house of representatives and the senate at least 30
days before being filed with the secretary of state. A reorganization order must be filed with the
secretary of state, be uniform in format, and be numbered consecutively. An order is effective
upon filing with the secretary of state and remains in effect until amended or superseded. Copies of
the filed order must be delivered promptly by the commissioner to the secretary of the senate, the
chief clerk of the house, and the chairs of the governmental operations committees in the senate
and house of representatives. A reorganization order which transfers all or substantially all of
the powers or duties or personnel of a department, the Housing Finance Agency, or the Pollution
Control Agency is not effective until it is ratified by concurrent resolution or enacted into law.
Subd. 3. Appropriation.
The commissioner of finance shall determine the fractional part of
the appropriation to the transferor agency that is represented by the transferred personnel, power,
or duty, and that part of the appropriation is reappropriated to the transferee agency.
Subd. 4. Work of department for another.
To avoid duplication and improve efficiency, the
commissioner may direct an agency to do work for another agency or may direct a division or
section of an agency to do work for another division or section within the same agency and shall
require reimbursement for the work. Reimbursements received by an agency are reappropriated to
the account making the original expenditure in accordance with the transfer warrant procedure
established by the commissioner of finance.
Subd. 5. Employees assigned.
With the approval of the governor and by agreement of the
heads of the departments or agencies concerned, any appointive subordinate officer or employee
of a department or agency may be employed by or assigned to perform duties under another
department or agency.
History: 1984 c 544 s 42; 1986 c 444; 1991 c 262 s 1; 1996 c 398 s 13