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256.014 STATE AND COUNTY SYSTEMS.
    Subdivision 1. Establishment of systems. The commissioner of human services shall
establish and enhance computer systems necessary for the efficient operation of the programs the
commissioner supervises, including:
(1) management and administration of the food stamp, food support, and income maintenance
programs, including the electronic distribution of benefits;
(2) management and administration of the child support enforcement program; and
(3) administration of medical assistance and general assistance medical care.
The commissioner shall distribute the nonfederal share of the costs of operating and
maintaining the systems to the commissioner and to the counties participating in the system in
a manner that reflects actual system usage, except that the nonfederal share of the costs of the
MAXIS computer system and child support enforcement systems shall be borne entirely by the
commissioner. Development costs must not be assessed against county agencies.
The commissioner may enter into contractual agreements with federally recognized Indian
tribes with a reservation in Minnesota to participate in state-operated computer systems related to
the management and administration of the food stamp, food support, income maintenance, child
support enforcement, and medical assistance and general assistance medical care programs to
the extent necessary for the tribe to operate a federally approved family assistance program or
any other program under the supervision of the commissioner.
    Subd. 2. State systems account created. A state systems account is created in the state
treasury. Money collected by the commissioner of human services for the programs in subdivision
1 must be deposited in the account. Money in the state systems account and federal matching
money is appropriated to the commissioner of human services for purposes of this section.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 2005 c 98 art 2 s 18]
    Subd. 4. Issuance operations center. Payments to the commissioner from other
governmental units and private enterprises for: services performed by the issuance operations
center; or reports generated by the payment and eligibility systems must be deposited in the
account created under subdivision 2. These payments are appropriated to the commissioner for
the operation of the issuance center or system, according to the provisions of this section.
History: 1Sp1986 c 1 art 8 s 4; 1989 c 282 art 5 s 5; 1990 c 568 art 4 s 84; 1993 c 4 s 24;
1995 c 207 art 2 s 21; 1998 c 407 art 6 s 8; 1999 c 245 art 1 s 18; 1Sp2003 c 14 art 1 s 106