The commissioner shall, in the public interest, control the amount and manner of deposit of state funds in depositories by the commissioner. The commissioner shall comply with the controls.
Each day the commissioner shall maintain a record on the department's Web site of all depositories holding noninterest bearing state deposits in excess of $100,000.
The depository for a state account must be selected by competitive bid. The commissioner shall invite bids by written notice to designated depositories. The notice must specify the considerations, financial activities, and conditions the commissioner requires for the bid. The account must be awarded to the lowest bidding depository that can, in the opinion of the commissioner, meet the requirements.
In exceptional cases, the commissioner may dispense with bidding. The commissioner shall report the circumstances and reasons to the Legislative Audit Commission within five days after opening the account.
The commissioner may pay a depository a reasonable charge from appropriated money, maintain appropriate compensating balances with the depository, or purchase non-interest-bearing certificates of deposit from the depository for performing depository related services.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes