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STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

Journal of the House

 

NINETY-FIRST SESSION - 2019

 

_____________________

 

NINETEENTH DAY

 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, Thursday, March 7, 2019

 

 

      The House of Representatives convened at 3:30 p.m. and was called to order by Melissa Hortman, Speaker of the House.

 

      Prayer was offered by Rabbi Michael Latz, Shir Tikvah Synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

      The members of the House gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

 

      The roll was called and the following members were present:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Bahner

Bahr

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jurgens

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Loeffler

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Munson

Murphy

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Noor

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Hortman


 

      A quorum was present.

 

      Haley, Kiel and West were excused.

 

      Xiong, J., was excused until 3:40 p.m.  Backer was excused until 3:45 p.m.  Franson was excused until 4:10 p.m.  Mariani was excused until 4:20 p.m.

 

      The Chief Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of the preceding day.  There being no objection, further reading of the Journal was dispensed with and the Journal was approved as corrected by the Chief Clerk.


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PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

      The following communications were received:

 

 

STATE OF MINNESOTA

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

SAINT PAUL 55155

 

March 5, 2019

 

The Honorable Melissa Hortman

Speaker of the House of Representatives

The State of Minnesota

 

Dear Speaker Hortman:

 

      Please be advised that I have received, approved, signed, and deposited in the Office of the Secretary of State the following House Files:

 

      H. F. No. 861, relating to transportation; appropriating money for the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) and Driver and Vehicle Services; requiring a report.

 

      H. F. No. 80, relating to capital investment; changing the source of funding for previously authorized capital projects; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money; modifying prior appropriations.

 

 

                                                                                                                                Sincerely,

 

                                                                                                                                Tim Walz

                                                                                                                                Governor

 

 

STATE OF MINNESOTA

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

ST. PAUL 55155

 

The Honorable Melissa Hortman

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

The Honorable Jeremy R. Miller

President of the Senate

 

      I have the honor to inform you that the following enrolled Acts of the 2019 Session of the State Legislature have been received from the Office of the Governor and are deposited in the Office of the Secretary of State for preservation, pursuant to the State Constitution, Article IV, Section 23:


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S. F.

No.

 

H. F.

No.

 

Session Laws

Chapter No.

Time and

Date Approved

2019

 

Date Filed

2019

 

                               861                             1                                         9:42 a.m.  March 5                               March 5

                                 80                             2                                         9:43 a.m.  March 5                               March 5

 

 

                                                                                                                                Sincerely,

 

                                                                                                                                Steve Simon

                                                                                                                                Secretary of State

 

 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES AND DIVISIONS

 

 

Halverson from the Committee on Commerce to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 69, A bill for an act relating to taxation; lawful gambling taxes; modifying the calculation of the combined net receipts tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 297E.02, subdivision 6.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Freiberg from the Committee on Government Operations to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 70, A bill for an act relating to public safety; creating the Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women; requiring an annual report on issues related to violence against indigenous women and girls; appropriating money for the Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Freiberg from the Committee on Government Operations to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 90, A bill for an act relating to health; establishing consumer protections for residents of assisted living establishments; establishing an assisted living establishment license; providing criminal penalties; granting rulemaking authority; adding provisions for processing and enforcement of maltreatment reports; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 144.057, subdivision 1; 144.0721; 144.122; 144.651, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 144A.10, subdivision 1; 144A.18; 144A.19, subdivision 1; 144A.20, subdivision 1; 144A.21; 144A.23; 144A.24; 144A.251; 144A.2511; 144A.26; 144A.27; 144A.45, subdivisions 1, 2; 144A.474, subdivisions 8, 9, 11; 144A.4791, subdivision 10; 144A.53, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 144D.01, subdivisions 2a, 4, 5, by adding subdivisions; 144D.015; 144D.02; 144D.04, subdivision 1; 144D.05; 144D.06; 144D.09; 144D.10; 144D.11; 325F.72, subdivisions 1, 4; 626.557, subdivisions 4, 9c, 12b; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota


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Statutes, chapter 144; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapters 144I; 144J; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 144A.44; 144A.441; 144A.442; 144D.01, subdivision 6; 144D.025; 144D.04, subdivisions 2, 3; 144D.045; 144D.065; 144D.066; 144D.07; 144G.01; 144G.02; 144G.03, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; 144G.04; 144G.05; 144G.06.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Carlson, L., from the Committee on Ways and Means to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 141, A bill for an act relating to economic development; port authorities; requiring a majority vote of commissioners to approve real property sales and transfers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 469.055, subdivision 7.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Ecklund from the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 204, A bill for an act relating to taxation; homestead valuation exclusion for disabled veterans; modifying benefit eligibility for a deceased veteran's spouse; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 273.13, subdivision 34.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Ecklund from the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 205, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; modifying the spousal benefit for disabled veterans homestead exclusion; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 273.13, subdivision 34.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Moran from the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 273, A bill for an act relating to health care; modifying the definition of affordability for families with access to employer-subsidized insurance for purposes of MinnesotaCare eligibility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256L.07, subdivision 2.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.


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Halverson from the Committee on Commerce to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 293, A bill for an act relating to taxation; lawful gambling; adjusting combined net receipts rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 297E.02, subdivision 6.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, line 17, strike "$7,875" and insert "$5,250"

 

Page 1, line 20, strike "$14,175" and insert "$9,450"

 

Page 1, line 23, strike "$23,625" and insert "$15,750"

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Halverson from the Committee on Commerce to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 294, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing an exemption for certain purchases of equipment for lawful gambling; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 297A.68, subdivision 29; 297A.70, by adding a subdivision; 297E.02, subdivision 3.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Moran from the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 342, A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing the Minnesota African American Family Preservation Act; creating an African American Child Welfare Oversight Council; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 260.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"Section 1.  [260.61] CITATION.

 

Sections 260.61 to 260.695 may be cited as the "Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act."

 

Sec. 2.  [260.62] PURPOSES.

 

The purposes of the Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act are to:

 

(1) protect the best interests of African American and other disproportionately represented children;


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(2) promote the stability and security of African American and other disproportionately represented children and families by establishing minimum standards to prevent arbitrary and unnecessary removal of African American and other disproportionately represented children from their families; and

 

(3) improve permanency outcomes, including family reunification, for African American and other disproportionately represented children.

 

Sec. 3.  [260.63] DEFINITIONS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Scope.  The definitions in this section apply to sections 260.61 to 260.695.

 

Subd. 2.  African American child.  "African American child" is a child having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa, including a child of two or more races who has at least one parent having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.

 

Subd. 3.  Best interest of the child.  "Best interest of the child" means providing a culturally informed practice lens that acknowledges, utilizes, and embraces the community and cultural norms of an African American or disproportionately represented child and allows the child to remain safely at home.  The best interest of the child supports the child's sense of belonging to family, extended family, kin, and cultural community.

 

Subd. 4.  Child placement proceeding.  (a) "Child placement proceeding" includes a judicial proceeding which could have a result described in paragraphs (b) to (e).

 

(b) "Adoptive placement" means the permanent placement of an African American or other disproportionately represented child for adoption, including an action resulting in a final decree of adoption.

 

(c) "Involuntary foster care placement" means an action removing an African American or other disproportionately represented child from the child's parents or persons who have legal custody for temporary placement in a foster home, shelter care, or the home of a guardian, where the parent or person who has legal custody cannot have the child returned upon demand but parental rights have not been terminated.

 

(d) "Preadoptive placement" means a family-based placement of a child who is under the guardianship of the commissioner and for whom an adoptive placement agreement (APA) has been signed.

 

(e) "Termination of parental rights" means an action resulting in the termination of the parent-child relationship under section 260C.301.

 

(f) The terms in this subdivision include a placement based upon a juvenile status offense, but do not include a placement based upon (1) an act which if committed by an adult would be deemed a crime, or (2) an award of custody in a divorce proceeding to one of the parents.

 

Subd. 5.  Child welfare disproportionality.  "Child welfare disproportionality" means the underrepresentation or overrepresentation of disproportionately represented children in the state's child welfare system population as compared to the group's representation in the state's total child population.

 

Subd. 6.  Commissioner.  "Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.

 

Subd. 7.  Customized efforts.  "Customized efforts" means diligent efforts combined with customized action by the local social services child welfare agency to provide culturally informed or appropriate services to preserve African American and other disproportionately represented children safely in their homes.  If removal occurs, customized efforts include enhanced reasonable efforts to reunify the family with trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, strength-based in-home or community-based services.


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Subd. 8.  Disproportionately represented child.  "Disproportionately represented child" means a child whose race, culture, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, religion, or disability status is disproportionately encountered, engaged, or identified in the child welfare system as compared to the representation in the state's total child population.

 

Subd. 9.  Family-based services.  "Family-based services" means intensive family-centered services to a family primarily in the family's own home and for a limited time.

 

Subd. 10.  Local social services agency.  "Local social services agency" means the local agency under the authority of the county welfare or human services board or county board of commissioners which is responsible for human services and child protection.

 

Subd. 11.  Parent.  "Parent" means the biological parent of an African American or other disproportionately represented child or any person who has lawfully adopted an African American or other disproportionately represented child.  Parent does not include an unmarried father whose paternity has not been acknowledged or established.  Paternity has been acknowledged when an unmarried father takes any action to hold himself out as the biological father of a child.

 

Subd. 12.  Relative.  "Relative" means a person related to the child by blood, marriage, or adoption, an individual who is an important friend with whom the child has resided or had significant contact, or a person whom the child and family identify as related.

 

Subd. 13.  Sexual abuse.  "Sexual abuse" has the meaning given in section 626.556, subdivision 2, paragraph (n).

 

Subd. 14.  Substantial child endangerment.  "Substantial child endangerment" has the meaning given in section 626.556, subdivision 2, paragraph (o).

 

Sec. 4.  [260.64] DUTY TO PREVENT OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT AND PROMOTE FAMILY REUNIFICATION.

 

(a) A local social services agency shall make customized efforts to prevent out-of-home placement of an African American or other disproportionately represented child, eliminate the need for a child's removal from the home, and reunify a child and family as soon as practicable.

 

(b) Prior to removal of an African American or other disproportionately represented child, a local social services agency must work with the child's family to implement a 60-day in-home safety plan.  The child's parent or guardian must actively participate in creating the safety plan with guidance and input from the local social services agency.  The safety plan must address the child's basic needs and incorporate familial and community support to ensure the child's safety while keeping the family intact.  This paragraph does not apply to cases with allegations of sexual abuse, physical abuse, or egregious harm. 

 

(c) For a disproportionately represented child who is alleged to be in need of child protective services, the court shall review the local social services agency's efforts to make and provide customized efforts.  The court shall require the agency to document and identify the provision of culturally informed, strength-based, community‑involved, or community-based services to the family and child.  If a court determines that the local social services agency did not make customized efforts as required under this section, the court shall order the local social services agency to immediately provide remedial family-based services.

 

(d) A court shall not, unless the court finds that the child's health or welfare would be immediately endangered, order an out-of-home or permanency placement for an African American or other disproportionately represented child alleged to be in need of protective services unless the court finds that the local social services agency made


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customized efforts to preserve the child's family.  In determining whether the local social services agency made customized efforts for purposes of out-of-home placement and permanency, the court shall make findings regarding whether the local social services agency made appropriate and meaningful family-based services available to the family based upon that family's specific needs.  If a court determines that the local social services agency did not make customized efforts as required under this section, the court shall order the local social services agency to immediately provide appropriate and meaningful in-home family services.

 

(e) Unless allegations of sexual abuse, physical abuse, or egregious harm are present, a court shall not order an out-of-home or permanency placement for an African American or other disproportionately represented child alleged to be in need of protective services absent clear and convincing evidence that multiple risk factors to the child's safety are present.  Multiple risk factors does not include a risk factor which the local social services agency may resolve with an in-home safety plan.

 

Sec. 5.  [260.65] TEMPORARY OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT.

 

(a) Prior to an African American or other disproportionately represented child's placement in foster care, the responsible local social services agency must make customized efforts to identify and locate the child's relatives and the noncustodial or nonadjudicated parent, notify them of the need for a foster home for the child, and provide them with a list of legal resources.  The agency must also inform the relatives and noncustodial or nonadjudicated parent of the option to become a placement resource for the child and the possibility that the child will need a permanent placement.  If prior notice is not practicable, the agency must notify identified relatives and the noncustodial or nonadjudicated parent of the need for a foster home for the child within 48 hours of a child's removal from the custodial parent's care.  The local social services agency must keep detailed records of its efforts to notify parents and relatives under this section.

 

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 260C.219, if a noncustodial or nonadjudicated parent is willing to and capable of providing for the day-to-day care of the African American or other disproportionately represented child temporarily or permanently, the local social services agency shall temporarily place the child with the noncustodial or nonadjudicated parent.  Prior to initial placement with a noncustodial or nonadjudicated parent, the local social services agency must conduct an immediate assessment of the parent's ability to care for the child.

 

(c) If a noncustodial or nonadjudicated parent is unwilling to or incapable of caring for the child, and the local social services agency has determined that continued placement of the child in the home of either parent would endanger the child's health, safety, or welfare, the local social services agency shall comply with the custodial parent or legal custodian's request to temporarily place the child with a selected relative.  Prior to initial placement with the relative, the local social services agency must conduct an assessment of the relative's ability to care for the child.

 

(d) The local social services agency must provide a reasonable time period to allow a noncustodial and nonadjudicated parent or a selected relative to remedy minor disqualifications.

 

(e) If, after conducting an assessment, the local social services agency determines that the child cannot be placed with the relative or the noncustodial or nonadjudicated parent, the local social services agency must provide specific findings of fact, in writing, explaining why the placement is not possible.

 

Sec. 6.  [260.66] EMERGENCY REMOVAL HEARING.

 

Notwithstanding section 260C.163, subdivision 3, and the provisions of Minnesota Rules of Juvenile Protection Procedure Rule 25, a parent of an African American or other disproportionately represented child who is subject to an emergency protective care hearing pursuant to section 260C.178 and Minnesota Rules of Juvenile Protection Procedure Rule 30 has the right to be represented by counsel.  The court must appoint qualified counsel to represent the parent if the parent meets the eligibility requirements under section 611.17. 


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Sec. 7.  [260.67] TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS; CHILD PLACEMENT PROCEEDINGS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Termination of parental rights not permitted.  (a) A court shall not terminate the parental rights of an African American or other disproportionately represented parent based solely on that parent's failure to complete case plan requirements.

 

(b) A court shall not terminate the parental rights of an African American or other disproportionately represented parent in child placement proceedings that do not involve alleged:  sexual abuse; egregious harm as defined in section 260C.007, subdivision 14; murder in the first, second, or third degree under section 609.185, 609.19, or 609.195; murder of an unborn child in the first, second, or third degree under sections 609.2661, 609.2662, or 609.2663; manslaughter in the first or second degree under section 609.20 or 609.205; manslaughter of an unborn child in the first or second degree under sections 609.2664 or 609.2665; assault in the first, second, or third degree under section 609.221, 609.222, or 609.223; domestic assault by strangulation under section 609.2247; felony domestic assault under sections 609.2242 or 609.2243; kidnapping under section 609.25; solicitation, inducement, and promotion of prostitution under section 609.322; criminal sexual conduct under sections 609.342 to 609.3451; engaging in, hiring, or agreeing to hire a minor to engage in prostitution under section 609.324, subdivision 1; solicitation of children to engage in sexual conduct under section 609.352; possession of pornographic work involving minors under section 617.247; malicious punishment or neglect or endangerment of a child under section 609.377 or 609.378; use of a minor in sexual performance under section 617.246; or failing to protect a child from an overt act or condition that constitutes egregious harm.  The court shall, if possible, transfer permanent legal and physical custody to a fit and willing relative or third party, if the court determines that there is continued need for out-of-home placement of the child.

 

Subd. 2.  Appeals.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Minnesota Rules of Juvenile Protection Procedure Rule 47.02, subdivision 2, an African American or other disproportionately represented parent whose parental rights have been terminated may appeal the decision within 120 days of the service of notice by the court administrator of the filing of the court's order.

 

Sec. 8.  [260.68] LOCAL WELFARE AGENCY CONDUCT AND CASE REVIEW.

 

(a) A local social services agency employee who has duties related to child protection shall not knowingly:

 

(1) make untrue statements about any case involving a child alleged to be in need of protection or services;

 

(2) intentionally withhold any information that may be material to a case involving a child alleged to be in need of protection or services; or

 

(3) fabricate or falsify any documentation or evidence relating to a case involving a child alleged to be in need of protection or services.

 

(b) Any of the actions listed in paragraph (a) shall constitute grounds for adverse employment action.

 

(c) When a local social services agency screens in a report alleging maltreatment of an African American or other disproportionately represented child or places an African American or other disproportionately represented child in an involuntary out-of-home placement, the agency shall, within seven days after screening in the report or initiating the out-of-home placement, notify child welfare disproportionality specialists in the Department of Human Services of the report or placement and of the steps taken to investigate and remedy the conditions that led to the report or placement.  At all stages of a case involving an African American or other disproportionately represented child, the local social services agency shall, upon request, fully cooperate with child welfare disproportionality specialists in the Department of Human Services and the African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council, and provide access to all relevant case files.


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(d) In any involuntary adoptive or preadoptive placement proceeding involving an African American or other disproportionately represented child, the local social services agency shall notify child welfare disproportionality specialists in the Department of Human Services by registered mail with return receipt requested of the pending proceeding and of the right of intervention.  No preadoptive or adoptive placement proceeding may be held until at least 30 days after receipt of the notice by the child welfare disproportionality specialists in the Department of Human Services.  Upon request, child welfare disproportionality specialists in the Department of Human Services must be granted up to 30 additional days to prepare for the proceeding.  The agency or notifying party shall include in the notice the identity of the birth parents and child.  In cases where an agency or party to an adoptive placement knows or has reason to believe that a child is or may be an African American or other disproportionately represented child, proof of service upon child welfare disproportionality specialists in the Department of Human Services must be filed with the adoption petition.

 

(e) The local social services agency shall conduct a case review every 24 months after a 2019 baseline is established.  The local social services agency shall report their findings to the county board, related child welfare committees, the Children's Justice Initiative team, the African American and Disproportionality Oversight Council, and community stakeholders within six months of gathering data.  The review must include:

 

(1) the number of disproportionately represented children in the local county child welfare system;

 

(2) the number of maltreatment reports received and reports accepted for investigation or referred for family assessment;

 

(3) the number of children and parents who receive in-home preventive case management services;

 

(4) the number of children whose parents are referred to community-based, culturally appropriate, strength‑based, or trauma-informed services;

 

(5) the number of children removed from their homes;

 

(6) the number of children reunified with their parents;

 

(7) the number of children offered family group decision making services;

 

(8) the number of children offered the parent support outreach program;

 

(9) the number of children in out-of-home placement;

 

(10) the number of children who find permanency through guardianship and adoption; and

 

(11) the number of children under guardianship of the commissioner or waiting to be adopted.

 

(f) Case review shall also:

 

(1) identify barriers to reunifying children with their parents;

 

(2) identify family conditions that led to the need for out-of-home placement;

 

(3) identify any barriers to accessing culturally informed mental health and substance use disorder treatment services for the parent or child, if applicable;


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(4) document efforts to identify a child's father and paternal relatives, and provision of services to custodial and noncustodial fathers, if appropriate; and

 

(5) document and summarize court reviews of customized efforts.

 

(g) Any local social services agency found to have a disproportionate rate of outcomes across the child welfare process must work to create a remediation plan to address and reduce the factors that led to the disproportionate outcomes.  The plan must include information on how trauma-informed, positive child well-being outcomes will be achieved and documented as a result of the remediation efforts.

 

(h) Any local social services agency that is found to be out of compliance with the provisions of this chapter will be subject to a fine to be determined by the commissioner.

 

Sec. 9.  [260.69] AFRICAN AMERICAN AND DISPROPORTIONALITY CHILD WELFARE OVERSIGHT COUNCIL.

 

Subdivision 1.  Creation.  (a) The commissioner shall appoint an African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council to help formulate policies and procedures relating to child welfare services for African American and other disproportionately represented children in order to ensure that African American and other disproportionately represented families are provided with all possible services and opportunities to care for their children in their homes.

 

(b) The terms, compensation, and removal of council members shall be as provided in section 15.059.  The advisory council does not expire.

 

Subd. 2.  Membership and composition.  (a) The council shall consist of 33 members and must include:

 

(1) 15 members from disproportionately represented groups listed in section 260.63, subdivision 8, including child welfare policy and social work professionals and paraprofessionals, community leaders, and community members;

 

(2) local social services agency representatives from the six counties with the highest populations of disproportionately represented children in the state;

 

(3) two parents of disproportionately represented children from each of the four regions of the state; and

 

(4) one representative each from Hennepin and Ramsey Counties.

 

(b) The council shall have two cochairs, one from the Department of Human Services or a local social services county agency, and the other a member of a disproportionately represented group listed in section 260.63, subdivision 8.

 

Subd. 3.  Meeting.  The council shall meet at least eight times per year, but may meet more frequently at the call of the chair, a majority of the council members, or the commissioner.

 

Subd. 4.  Duties.  The African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council shall:

 

(1) monitor the number of African American and other disproportionately represented children in out-of-home placement and collect and distribute data on African American and other disproportionately represented children in out-of-home placement;


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(2) monitor and review case plans and services offered by local social services agencies and interview local social services agency child welfare staff to ensure that case plans and services address the unique needs of each African American or other disproportionately represented family and comply with the provisions of the Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act under sections 260.61 to 260.695;

 

(3) partner with child welfare disproportionality specialists in the Department of Human Services to screen shelter and foster care settings to ensure that African American and other disproportionately represented children are receiving appropriate and adequate care;

 

(4) develop and promote public policies and child protection laws that specifically consider the needs of African American and other disproportionately represented children and families;

 

(5) coordinate stakeholder and agency efforts to improve child welfare outcomes for African American and other disproportionately represented children and families;

 

(6) initiate a public awareness campaign on the issue of racial disparities in out-of-home placement of children;

 

(7) partner with child welfare disproportionality specialists in the Department of Human Services to coordinate services and create partnerships to provide housing assistance, employment assistance, and education support and training for African American and other disproportionately represented children and families; and

 

(8) partner with the commissioner and local social services agencies to ensure that child welfare staff represent the populations served in each county as closely as possible.

 

Subd. 5.  Data considerations for case review.  (a) Members of the African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council have access to the following data for specific case review under this subdivision:

 

(1) police investigative data;

 

(2) autopsy records and coroner or medical examiner investigative data;

 

(3) hospital, public health, or other medical records of the African American or other disproportionately represented child;

 

(4) hospital and other medical records of the African American or other disproportionately represented child's parent that relate to prenatal care;

 

(5) records created by social service agencies that provided services to the African American or other disproportionately represented child or family; and

 

(6) personnel data related to an employee's performance in discharging child protection responsibilities.

 

A state agency, statewide system, or political subdivision shall provide the data upon request of the commissioner.  Not public data may be shared with members of the council in connection with an individual case.

 

(b) Notwithstanding the data's classification in the possession of any other agency, data acquired by the African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council in the exercise of its duties are protected nonpublic or confidential data as defined in section 13.02, but may be disclosed as necessary to carry out the purposes of the council.  The data are not subject to subpoena or discovery.  The commissioner may disclose conclusions of the council, but may not disclose data on individuals that were classified as confidential or private data on individuals in the possession of the state agency, statewide system, or political subdivision from which the


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data were received, except that the commissioner may disclose local social service agency data as provided in section 626.556, subdivision 11d, on individual cases involving a fatality or near fatality of a person served by the local social service agency prior to the date of death.

 

(c) A person attending an African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council meeting may not disclose what transpired at the meeting, except to carry out the purposes of the council.  The proceedings and records of the council are protected nonpublic data as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 13, and are not subject to discovery or introduction into evidence in a civil or criminal action against a professional, the state, or a county agency arising out of the matters the panel is reviewing.  Information, documents, and records otherwise available from other sources are not immune from discovery or use in a civil or criminal action solely because they were presented during proceedings of the council.  A person who presented information before the council or who is a member of the council is not prevented from testifying about matters within the person's knowledge.  However, in a civil or criminal proceeding, a person must not be questioned about the person's presentation of information to the council or opinions formed by the person as a result of the council meetings.

 

Subd. 6.  Annual report.  By January 1 of each year, beginning January 1, 2020, the council shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over child protection on the council's activities under subdivision 4 and other issues on which the council may choose to report.

 

Sec. 10.  [260.694] CHILD WELFARE DISPROPORTIONALITY SPECIALISTS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Establishment.  The commissioner shall appoint six child welfare disproportionality specialists to provide assistance to counties and monitor child welfare processes and outcomes in order to address and mitigate child welfare disparities.

 

Subd. 2.  Location.  Two specialists shall serve Hennepin County and two specialists shall serve Ramsey County.  The two other specialists shall serve northern and southern Minnesota, respectively.

 

Subd. 3.  Duties.  The child welfare disproportionality specialists shall perform the following functions:

 

(1) assist with the development and review of child welfare curriculum in the Minnesota Child Welfare Training System to enhance workers' engagement with training, improve outcomes and child well-being for African American and other disproportionately represented children, and better equip workers to provide services to parents;

 

(2) provide on-site technical assistance to counties;

 

(3) monitor the number of African American and other disproportionately represented children in out-of-home placement statewide;

 

(4) directly oversee, review, and consult on case plans and services offered by local social services agencies to ensure that case plans and services address the unique needs of each African American or other disproportionately represented family and comply with the Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act;

 

(5) screen shelter and foster care settings, in cooperation with the African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council;

 

(6) establish and administer a request for proposals process for existing child welfare disparities grants and any new child welfare disparity or disproportionality grants, monitor grant activities, and provide technical assistance to grantees; and


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(7) coordinate services and create partnerships to provide housing assistance, employment assistance, and education support and training for African American and other disproportionately represented children and families, in cooperation with the African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council.

 

Subd. 4.  Report.  The child welfare disproportionality specialists shall provide a quarterly report outlining their activities to the commissioner and the African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council, and shall publish an annual census of all disproportionately represented children residing in out-of-home placements statewide.  The annual census shall include data on the types of placements, age and sex of the children, how long the children have been in out-of-home placements, and other relevant demographic information.

 

Subd. 5.  Representation.  Individuals appointed as specialists must represent the population being served.

 

Sec. 11.  [260.695] CHILD WELFARE DISPARITIES AND DISPROPORTIONALITY GRANTS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Primary support grants.  The commissioner shall establish direct grants to organizations, service providers, and programs led by African Americans or persons from other disproportionately represented groups that serve African American or other disproportionately represented children and their families, to provide primary support for programs to implement the Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act. 

 

Subd. 2.  Eligible services.  (a) Services eligible for grant funds include, but are not limited to:

 

(1) placement prevention and reunification services;

 

(2) family-based services and reunification therapy;

 

(3) culturally specific individual and family counseling;

 

(4) court advocacy;

 

(5) training and consultation to county and private social services agencies regarding the Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act under sections 260.61 to 260.695; and

 

(6) other activities and services approved by the commissioner that further the goals of the Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act, including but not limited to recruitment of African American and other disproportionately represented staff for local social services agencies and licensed child-placing agencies.

 

(b) The commissioner may specify the priority of an activity and service based on its success in furthering these goals.  The commissioner shall give preference to programs and service providers that are located in or serve counties with the highest rates of child welfare disproportionality and employ staff that closely represent the population primarily served. 

 

Subd. 3.  Ineligible services.  Grant funding may not be used for the following purposes:

 

(1) child day care necessary solely because of employment or training for employment of a parent or other relative with whom the child is living;

 

(2) foster care maintenance or difficulty of care payments;

 

(3) residential facility payments;


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(4) adoption assistance payments;

 

(5) public assistance payments for Minnesota family investment program assistance, supplemental aid, medical assistance, general assistance, general assistance medical care, or community health services; or

 

(6) administrative costs for income maintenance staff.

 

Subd. 4.  Requests for proposals.  The commissioner shall request proposals for grants under subdivisions 1, 2, and 3, and specify the information and criteria required.

 

Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 260C.329, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Petition.  Only The county attorney or a parent whose parental rights were terminated under a previous order of the court may file a petition for the reestablishment of the legal parent and child relationship.  A parent filing a petition under this section shall pay a filing fee in the amount required under section 357.021, subdivision 2, clause (1).  The filing fee may be waived in cases of indigency.  A petition for the reestablishment of the legal parent and child relationship may be filed when:

 

(1) both the responsible social services agency and the county attorney agree that reestablishment of the legal parent and child relationship is in the child's best interests.  This clause must be satisfied only when the county attorney is the petitioning party;

 

(2) the parent has corrected the conditions that led to an order terminating parental rights;

 

(3) the parent is willing and has the capability to provide day-to-day care and maintain the health, safety, and welfare of the child;

 

(4) the child has been in foster care for at least 36 24 months after the court issued the order terminating parental rights;

 

(5) the child is 15 years of age or older at the time the petition for reestablishment of the legal parent and child relationship is filed;

 

(6) (5) the child has not been adopted; and

 

(7) (6) the child is not the subject of a written adoption placement agreement between the responsible social services agency and the prospective adoptive parent, as required under Minnesota Rules, part 9560.0060, subpart 2.

 

Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 260C.329, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 3a.  Contents of parent's petition.  A parent's petition for reestablishment of the legal parent and child relationship shall be signed under oath by the petitioner and shall state the following:

 

(1) the petitioner's full name, date of birth, address, and all other legal names or aliases by which the petitioner has been known at any time;

 

(2) the name and date of birth of each child for whom reunification is sought;

 

(3) the petitioner's relationship to each child for whom reunification is sought;

 

(4) why reunification is sought and why reunification is in the child's best interest;


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(5) the details of the termination of parental rights for which reunification is sought, including the date and jurisdiction of the order, and the court file number and date of any prior order terminating parental rights;

 

(6) what steps the petitioner has taken toward personal rehabilitation since the time of the order terminating parental rights, including treatment, work, or other personal history that demonstrates rehabilitation;

 

(7) how the petitioner has corrected the conditions that led to the order terminating parental rights for which reunification is sought;

 

(8) reasons why the petitioner is willing and capable to provide day-to-day care and maintain the health, safety, and welfare of the child; and

 

(9) all prior requests by the petitioner, whether for the present order terminating parental rights or for any other orders terminating parental rights, whether granted or not.

 

Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 260C.329, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 7.  Service of petition on the parties.  The petition for the reestablishment of the legal parent and child relationship and notice of hearing on the petition must be served on:

 

(1) the child;

 

(2) the parent whose rights have been terminated and with whom the legal parent and child relationship is proposed to be reestablished;

 

(2) the county attorney;

 

(3) the responsible social services agency;

 

(3) (4) the child's guardian ad litem; and

 

(4) (5) the child's tribe if the child is subject to the Indian Child Welfare Act.

 

Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 260C.329, subdivision 8, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 8.  Hearing.  The court may grant the petition ordering the reestablishment of the legal parent and child relationship only if it finds by clear and convincing evidence that:

 

(1) reestablishment of the legal parent and child relationship is in the child's best interests;

 

(2) the child is 15 years of age or older;

 

(3) (2) the child has not been adopted;

 

(4) (3) the child is not the subject of a written adoption placement agreement between the responsible social services agency and the prospective adoptive parent, as required under Minnesota Rules, part 9560.0060, subpart 2;

 

(5) (4) at least 36 24 months have elapsed following a final order terminating parental rights and the child remains in foster care;

 

(6) (5) the child desires to reside with the parent;


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(7) (6) the parent has corrected the conditions that led to an order terminating parental rights; and

 

(8) (7) the parent is willing and has the capability to provide day-to-day care and maintain the health, safety, and welfare of the child.

 

Sec. 16.  AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING FOR INDIVIDUALS WORKING WITH AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES AND CHILDREN IN THE CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM.

 

Subdivision 1.  Applicability.  The commissioner of human services shall ensure African American cultural competency training is given to individuals working in the child protection system, including child welfare workers, supervisors, attorneys, juvenile court judges, and family law judges.

 

Subd. 2.  Training.  (a) The commissioner and a representative from the African American community shall work together to develop the training content and frequency, and to hire the African American individual or individuals who will provide the training.

 

(b) The training:

 

(1) is required prior to working with the African American population and must be provided in a manner that is easily accessible, comprehensive, and includes the option to ask questions;

 

(2) must be provided by an African American individual who is knowledgeable about African American social and cultural norms and historical trauma;

 

(3) must raise awareness and increase the competency to value diversity, conduct self-assessment, manage the dynamics of difference, acquire cultural knowledge, and adapt to diversity and cultural contexts of communities served;

 

(4) must be accessible and may be provided in a series of segments, either in person or online; and

 

(5) must be available by January 1, 2020.

 

Subd. 3.  Update.  The commissioner, in coordination with the NAACP Child Protection Committee, shall update the legislative committee with jurisdiction over child protection issues by January 1, 2020, on the rollout of the training under subdivision 1 and the content and accessibility of the training under subdivision 2.

 

Sec. 17.  DISAGGREGATE DATA.

 

The commissioner of human services shall work with representatives of the African American community and other disproportionately represented communities to establish a method to disaggregate data related to disproportionately represented families, and begin disaggregating data by January 1, 2020.

 

Sec. 18.  INCREASED VISITATION FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN AND OTHER DISPROPORTIONATELY REPRESENTED CHILDREN IN OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT.

 

The commissioner of human services shall modify existing practices related to visitation after an African American or other disproportionately represented child is placed in out-of-home placement.  Visitation with the child's parent or guardian must be increased to three to five one-hour visits per week until reunified, and a minimum of one two-hour weekly visit with a sibling or siblings, if siblings are in separate placements.


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Sec. 19.  APPROPRIATION.

 

$....... in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of human services for the administration of the Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act under Minnesota Statutes, sections 260.61 to 260.695.  This is an ongoing appropriation and shall be added to the base.

 

Sec. 20.  REPEALER.

 

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 260C.329, subdivision 5, is repealed."

 

Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing the Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act; creating an African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council; requiring a report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 260C.329, subdivisions 3, 7, 8, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 260; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 260C.329, subdivision 5."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Halverson from the Committee on Commerce to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 359, A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting the use of certain flame-retardant chemicals in certain products; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 325F.071.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Carlson, L., from the Committee on Ways and Means to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 400, A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the Opioid Addiction Advisory Council; establishing the opioid stewardship account; establishing an opiate product registration fee; modifying provisions related to opioid addiction prevention, education, intervention, treatment, and recovery; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 16A.151, subdivision 2; 145.9269, subdivision 1; 151.252, subdivision 1; 151.37, subdivision 12; 151.47, by adding a subdivision; 151.71, by adding a subdivision; 152.105, subdivision 2; 152.11, subdivisions 2d, 4, by adding subdivisions; 214.12, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 62Q; 144; 145; 151.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:


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Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"ARTICLE 1

OPIOID PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP

 

Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16A.151, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Exceptions.  (a) If a state official litigates or settles a matter on behalf of specific injured persons or entities, this section does not prohibit distribution of money to the specific injured persons or entities on whose behalf the litigation or settlement efforts were initiated.  If money recovered on behalf of injured persons or entities cannot reasonably be distributed to those persons or entities because they cannot readily be located or identified or because the cost of distributing the money would outweigh the benefit to the persons or entities, the money must be paid into the general fund.

 

(b) Money recovered on behalf of a fund in the state treasury other than the general fund may be deposited in that fund.

 

(c) This section does not prohibit a state official from distributing money to a person or entity other than the state in litigation or potential litigation in which the state is a defendant or potential defendant.

 

(d) State agencies may accept funds as directed by a federal court for any restitution or monetary penalty under United States Code, title 18, section 3663(a)(3) or United States Code, title 18, section 3663A(a)(3).  Funds received must be deposited in a special revenue account and are appropriated to the commissioner of the agency for the purpose as directed by the federal court.

 

(e) Tobacco settlement revenues as defined in section 16A.98, subdivision 1, paragraph (t), may be deposited as provided in section 16A.98, subdivision 12.

 

(f) Any money received by the state from a settlement agreement or court order from litigation brought by the attorney general of the state on behalf of the state or a state agency, against one or more opioid manufacturers related to violations of consumer fraud laws in the marketing and sale of opioids in this state or other illegal actions that contributed to the excessive use of opioids, must be deposited in the opioid stewardship fund established under section 16A.7245.  This paragraph does not apply to attorney fees and costs awarded to the Attorney General's office, to contract attorneys hired by the Attorney General's office, or to other state agency attorneys.

 

Sec. 2.  [16A.7245] OPIOID STEWARDSHIP FUND.

 

An opioid stewardship fund is created in the state treasury.  The commissioner shall deposit to the credit of the fund the registration fees collected by the Board of Pharmacy under section 151.77 and any other money made available to the fund.  Notwithstanding section 11A.20, all investment income and all investment losses attributable to the investment of the opioid stewardship fund not currently needed must be credited to the opioid stewardship fund.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 151.252, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Requirements.  (a) No person shall act as a drug manufacturer without first obtaining a license from the board and paying any applicable fee specified in section 151.065.

 

(b) In addition to the license required under paragraph (a), a manufacturer of a Schedule II through IV opiate controlled substance must pay the applicable registration fee specified in section 151.77, subdivision 3, by June 1 of each year, beginning June 1, 2020.  In the event of a change of ownership of the manufacturer, the new owner must


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pay the registration fee specified under section 151.77, subdivision 3, that the original owner would have been assessed had it retained ownership.  The board may assess a late fee of ten percent per month for every portion of a month that the registration fee is paid after the due date.

 

(b) (c) Application for a drug manufacturer license under this section shall be made in a manner specified by the board.

 

(c) (d) No license shall be issued or renewed for a drug manufacturer unless the applicant agrees to operate in a manner prescribed by federal and state law and according to Minnesota Rules.

 

(d) (e) No license shall be issued or renewed for a drug manufacturer that is required to be registered pursuant to United States Code, title 21, section 360, unless the applicant supplies the board with proof of registration.  The board may establish by rule the standards for licensure of drug manufacturers that are not required to be registered under United States Code, title 21, section 360.

 

(e) (f) No license shall be issued or renewed for a drug manufacturer that is required to be licensed or registered by the state in which it is physically located unless the applicant supplies the board with proof of licensure or registration.  The board may establish, by rule, standards for the licensure of a drug manufacturer that is not required to be licensed or registered by the state in which it is physically located.

 

(f) (g) The board shall require a separate license for each facility located within the state at which drug manufacturing occurs and for each facility located outside of the state at which drugs that are shipped into the state are manufactured.

 

(g) (h) The board shall not issue an initial or renewed license for a drug manufacturing facility unless the facility passes an inspection conducted by an authorized representative of the board.  In the case of a drug manufacturing facility located outside of the state, the board may require the applicant to pay the cost of the inspection, in addition to the license fee in section 151.065, unless the applicant furnishes the board with a report, issued by the appropriate regulatory agency of the state in which the facility is located or by the United States Food and Drug Administration, of an inspection that has occurred within the 24 months immediately preceding receipt of the license application by the board.  The board may deny licensure unless the applicant submits documentation satisfactory to the board that any deficiencies noted in an inspection report have been corrected.

 

Sec. 4.  [151.255] OPIOID ADDICTION ADVISORY COUNCIL.

 

Subdivision 1.  Establishment of advisory council.  (a) The Opioid Addiction Advisory Council is established to confront the opioid addiction and overdose epidemic in this state and focus on:

 

(1) prevention and education, including public education and awareness for adults and youth, prescriber education, and the development and sustainability of substance use disorder programs;

 

(2) the expansion and enhancement of a continuum of care for opioid-related substance use disorders, including primary prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery services;

 

(3) training on the treatment of opioid addiction, including the use of all FDA-approved opioid addiction medications, detoxification, relapse prevention, patient assessment, individual treatment planning, counseling, recovery supports, diversion control, and other best practices;

 

(4) services to ensure overdose prevention as well as public safety and community well-being, including expanding access to FDA-approved opioid addiction medications and providing adult protective services and other social services to individuals and families affected by the opioid overdose epidemic; and


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(5) the development of measures to assess and protect the ability of cancer patients, cancer survivors, and others battling life threatening illnesses, who legitimately need prescription pain medications, to maintain their quality of life by accessing these pain medications without facing unintended or unnecessary barriers.  The measures must address the needs of the elderly, and persons residing in underserved and rural areas of the state.

 

(b) The council shall:

 

(1) review local, state, and federal initiatives and activities related to education, prevention, and services for individuals and families experiencing and affected by opioid addiction;

 

(2) establish priorities and actions to address the state's opioid epidemic for the purpose of allocating funds;

 

(3) ensure available funding is aligned with existing state and federal funding to achieve the greatest impact and ensure a coordinated state effort;

 

(4) develop criteria and procedures to be used in awarding grants and allocating available funds from the opioid stewardship fund; and

 

(5) develop measurable outcomes to determine the effectiveness of the funds allocated.

 

(c) The council shall make recommendations on grant and funding options for the funds annually appropriated to the commissioner of human services from the opioid stewardship fund.  The options for funding may include but are not limited to:  prescriber education; the development and sustainability of prevention programs; the creation of a continuum of care for opioid-related substance abuse disorders, including primary prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery services; and additional funding for child protection case management services for children and families affected by opioid addiction.  The council shall submit recommendations for funding options to the commissioner of human services and to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services policy and finance by March 1 of each year, beginning March 1, 2020.

 

Subd. 2.  Membership.  (a) The council shall consist of 20 members, appointed by the commissioner of human services except as otherwise specified:

 

(1) two members of the house of representatives, one from the majority party appointed by the speaker of the house and one from the minority party appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;

 

(2) two members of the senate, one from the majority party appointed by the senate majority leader and one from the minority party appointed by the senate minority leader;

 

(3) one member appointed by the Board of Pharmacy;

 

(4) one member who is a medical doctor appointed by the Minnesota Medical Association;

 

(5) one member representing programs licensed under chapter 245G that specialize in serving people with opioid use disorders;

 

(6) one member representing the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI);

 

(7) one member who is a medical doctor appointed by the Minnesota Society of Addiction Medicine;

 

(8) one member representing professionals providing alternative pain management therapies;


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(9) the commissioner of education or a designee;

 

(10) one member representing the Minnesota courts who is a judge or law enforcement officer;

 

(11) one member representing the Minnesota Hospital Association;

 

(12) one member representing an Indian tribe;

 

(13) the commissioner of human services or a designee;

 

(14) the commissioner of corrections or a designee;

 

(15) one advanced practice registered nurse appointed by the Board of Nursing;

 

(16) the commissioner of health or a designee;

 

(17) one member representing a local health department; and

 

(18) one member with personal experience of opioid addiction, representing a nonprofit entity specializing in providing support to persons recovering from substance use disorder.

 

(b) The commissioner shall coordinate appointments to provide geographic diversity and shall ensure that at least one-half of council members reside outside of the seven-county metropolitan area.

 

(c) The council is governed by section 15.059, except that members of the council shall receive no compensation other than reimbursement for expenses.  Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 6, the council shall not expire.

 

(d) The chair shall convene the council on a quarterly basis and may convene other meetings as necessary.  The chair shall convene meetings at different locations in the state to provide geographic access and shall ensure that at least one-half of the meetings are held at locations outside of the seven-county metropolitan area.

 

(e) The commissioner of human services shall provide staff and administrative services for the advisory council.

 

(f) The council is subject to chapter 13D.

 

Sec. 5.  [151.256] USE OF OPIOID STEWARDSHIP FUND.

 

Subdivision 1.  Use of funds.  (a) For fiscal year 2020, money in the opioid stewardship fund established under section 16A.7245 is appropriated as specified in article 5.

 

(b) For fiscal year 2021 and subsequent fiscal years, money in the opioid stewardship fund is appropriated to the commissioner of human services, to be distributed, in consultation with the Opioid Addiction Advisory Council, as grants or other funding, or as transfers to the Department of Health and other state agencies, as determined appropriate to address the opioid epidemic in the state.  The commissioner may retain up to five percent of the appropriation for administrative costs of implementing this paragraph and for administrative costs related to the Opioid Addiction Advisory Council.  The commissioner, in consultation with the advisory council, may provide additional appropriations for the initiatives funded in article 5.  Each recipient of grants or funding shall report to the commissioner and the advisory council on how the funds were spent and the outcomes achieved, in the form and manner specified by the commissioner.


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Subd. 2.  Annual report.  Beginning January 15, 2020, and each January 15 thereafter, the commissioner, in consultation with the Opioid Addiction Advisory Council, shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services policy and finance on the grants and funds awarded under this section and article 5 and the outcomes achieved.  Each report must also identify those instances for which the commissioner did not follow the recommendations of the advisory council and the commissioner's rationale for taking this action.

 

Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 151.47, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 1a.  Controlled substance wholesale drug distributor requirements.  In addition to the license required under subdivision 1, a wholesale drug distributor distributing a Schedule II through IV opiate controlled substance must pay the applicable registration fee specified in section 151.77, subdivision 4, by June 1 of each year beginning June 1, 2020.  In the event of a change in ownership of the wholesale drug distributor, the new owner must pay the registration fee specified in section 151.77, subdivision 4, that the original owner would have been assessed had it retained ownership.  The board may assess a late fee of ten percent per month for every portion of a month that the registration fee is paid after the due date.

 

Sec. 7.  [151.77] OPIATE PRODUCT REGISTRATION FEE.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definition.  For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given them in this subdivision.

 

(1) "manufacturer" means a manufacturer licensed under section 151.252 that is engaged in the manufacturing of an opiate;

 

(2) "opiate" means any opiate-containing controlled substance listed in section 152.02, subdivisions 3 to 5, that is distributed, delivered, sold, or dispensed into or within this state; and

 

(3) "wholesaler" means a wholesale drug distributor who is licensed under section 151.47, and is engaged in the wholesale drug distribution of an opiate.

 

Subd. 2.  Reporting requirements.  (a) By March 1 of each year, beginning March 1, 2020, each manufacturer and each wholesale drug distributor must report to the board every sale, delivery, or other distribution within or into this state of any opiate that is made to any practitioner, pharmacy, hospital, veterinary hospital, or other person who is permitted by section 151.37 to possess controlled substances for administration or dispensing to patients that occurred during the previous calendar year.  Reporting must be in the automation of reports and consolidated orders system format unless otherwise specified by the board.  If a manufacturer or wholesaler fails to provide information required under this paragraph on a timely basis, the board may assess an administrative penalty of $500 per day.  This penalty shall not be considered a form of disciplinary action.

 

(b) By March 1 of each year, beginning March 1, 2020, each owner of a pharmacy with at least one location within this state must report to the board the intracompany delivery or distribution into this state of any opiate, to the extent that those deliveries and distributions are not reported to the board by a licensed wholesale drug distributor owned by, under contract to, or otherwise operating on behalf of the owner of the pharmacy.  Reporting must be in the manner and format specified by the board for deliveries and distributions that occurred during the previous calendar year.  The report must include the name of the manufacturer or wholesaler from which the owner of the pharmacy ultimately purchased the opiate, and the amount and date that the purchases occurred.


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Subd. 3.  Determination of each manufacturer's registration fee.  (a) The board shall annually assess manufacturer registration fees that in an aggregate amount total $12,000,000.  The board shall determine each manufacturer's annual registration fee that is prorated and based on the manufacturer's percentage of the total number of units reported to the board under subdivision 2.

 

(b) By April 1 of each year, beginning April 1, 2020, the board shall notify each manufacturer of the annual amount of the manufacturer's registration fee to be paid by June 1, in accordance with section 151.252, subdivision 1, paragraph (b).

 

(c) In conjunction with the data reported under this section, and notwithstanding section 152.126, subdivision 6, the board may use the data reported under section 152.126, subdivision 4, to determine the manufacturer registration fees required under this subdivision.

 

(d) A manufacturer may dispute the registration fee as determined by the board no later than 30 days after the date of notification; however, the manufacturer must still remit the fee as required by section 151.252, subdivision 1, paragraph (b).  The dispute must be filed with the board in the manner and using the forms specified by the board.  A manufacturer must submit, with the required forms, data satisfactory to the board that demonstrates that the registration fee was incorrect.  The board must make a decision concerning a dispute no later than 60 days after receiving the required dispute forms.  If the board determines that the manufacturer has satisfactorily demonstrated that the original fee was incorrect, the board must adjust the manufacturer's registration fee due the next year by the amount that is in excess of the correct fee that should have been paid.

 

Subd. 4.  Determination of each wholesaler's registration fee.  (a) The board shall annually assess wholesaler registration fees that in an aggregate amount total $8,000,000.  The board shall determine each wholesaler's annual registration fee that is prorated and based on the wholesaler's percentage of the total number of units reported to the board under subdivision 2.  This paragraph does not apply to a wholesaler if the wholesaler is also licensed as a drug manufacturer under section 151.252.

 

(b) By April 1 of each year, beginning April 1, 2020, the board shall notify each wholesaler of the annual amount of the wholesaler's registration fee to be paid by June 1, in accordance with section 151.47, subdivision 1a.

 

(c) A wholesaler may dispute the registration fee as determined by the board no later than 30 days after the date of notification.  However, the wholesaler must still remit the fee as required by section 151.47, subdivision 1a.  The dispute must be filed with the board in the manner and using the forms specified by the board.  A wholesaler must submit, with the required forms, data satisfactory to the board that demonstrates that the registration fee was incorrect.  The board must make a decision concerning a dispute no later than 60 days after receiving the required dispute forms.  If the board determines that the wholesaler has satisfactorily demonstrated that the original fee was incorrect, the board must adjust the wholesaler's registration fee due the next year by the amount that is in excess of the correct fee that should have been paid.

 

Subd. 5.  Report.  (a) The Board of Pharmacy shall evaluate the registration fee on drug manufacturers and wholesalers established under this section, and whether the fee has impacted the prescribing practices for opiates by reducing the number of opiate prescriptions issued during calendar years 2020, 2021, and 2022, to the extent the board has the ability to effectively identify a correlation.  Notwithstanding section 152.126, subdivision 6, the board may access the data reported under section 152.126, subdivision 4, to conduct this evaluation.

 

(b) The board shall submit the results of its evaluation to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services policy and finance by March 1, 2023.


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Subd. 6.  Legislative review.  The legislature shall review the reports from the Opioid Addiction Advisory Council under section 151.255, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), the report from the Board of Pharmacy under subdivision 5, and any other relevant report or information related to the opioid crisis in Minnesota, to make a determination about whether the opiate product registration fee assessed under this section should continue beyond July 1, 2023.

 

Sec. 8.  ADVISORY COUNCIL FIRST MEETING.

 

The commissioner of human services shall convene the first meeting of the Opioid Addiction Advisory Council established under Minnesota Statutes, section 151.255, no later than October 1, 2019.  The members shall elect a chair at the first meeting.

 

ARTICLE 2

HEALTH PLAN COMPANY REQUIREMENTS

 

Section 1.  [62Q.528] COVERAGE FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

 

(a) All health plans must cover acupuncture services for the treatment of pain and ongoing pain management when those services are performed by an individual who is licensed as:

 

(1) an acupuncture practitioner under chapter 147B; or

 

(2) a chiropractor under chapter 148.

 

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), coverage for acupuncture services under medical assistance and MinnesotaCare is in accordance with section 256B.0625, subdivision 8f.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective January 1, 2020, and applies to health plans offered, issued, or renewed to a Minnesota resident on or after that date.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 151.71, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Lowest cost to consumers.  (a) A health plan company or pharmacy benefits manager shall not require an individual to make a payment at the point of sale for a covered prescription medication in an amount greater than the allowable cost to consumers, as defined in paragraph (b).

 

(b) For purposes of paragraph (a), "allowable cost to consumers" means the lowest of:  (1) the applicable co‑payment for the prescription medication; or (2) the amount an individual would pay for the prescription medication if the individual purchased the prescription medication without using a health plan benefit.

 

ARTICLE 3

PREVENTION AND EDUCATION

 

Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 145C.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Provisions that may be included.  (a) A health care directive may include provisions consistent with this chapter, including, but not limited to:

 

(1) the designation of one or more alternate health care agents to act if the named health care agent is not reasonably available to serve;


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(2) directions to joint health care agents regarding the process or standards by which the health care agents are to reach a health care decision for the principal, and a statement whether joint health care agents may act independently of one another;

 

(3) limitations, if any, on the right of the health care agent or any alternate health care agents to receive, review, obtain copies of, and consent to the disclosure of the principal's medical records or to visit the principal when the principal is a patient in a health care facility;

 

(4) limitations, if any, on the nomination of the health care agent as guardian for purposes of sections 524.5-202, 524.5-211, 524.5-302, and 524.5-303;

 

(5) a document of gift for the purpose of making an anatomical gift, as set forth in chapter 525A, or an amendment to, revocation of, or refusal to make an anatomical gift;

 

(6) a declaration regarding intrusive mental health treatment under section 253B.03, subdivision 6d, or a statement that the health care agent is authorized to give consent for the principal under section 253B.04, subdivision 1a;

 

(7) a funeral directive as provided in section 149A.80, subdivision 2;

 

(8) limitations, if any, to the effect of dissolution or annulment of marriage or termination of domestic partnership on the appointment of a health care agent under section 145C.09, subdivision 2;

 

(9) specific reasons why a principal wants a health care provider or an employee of a health care provider attending the principal to be eligible to act as the principal's health care agent;

 

(10) health care instructions by a woman of child bearing age regarding how she would like her pregnancy, if any, to affect health care decisions made on her behalf; and

 

(11) health care instructions regarding artificially administered nutrition or hydration.; and

 

(12) health care instructions to prohibit administering, dispensing, or prescribing an opioid, except that these instructions must not be construed to limit the administering, dispensing, or prescribing an opioid to treat substance abuse, opioid dependence, or an overdose, unless otherwise prohibited in the health care directive.

 

(b) A health care directive may include a statement of the circumstances under which the directive becomes effective other than upon the judgment of the principal's attending physician in the following situations:

 

(1) a principal who in good faith generally selects and depends upon spiritual means or prayer for the treatment or care of disease or remedial care and does not have an attending physician, may include a statement appointing an individual who may determine the principal's decision-making capacity; and

 

(2) a principal who in good faith does not generally select a physician or a health care facility for the principal's health care needs may include a statement appointing an individual who may determine the principal's decision‑making capacity, provided that if the need to determine the principal's capacity arises when the principal is receiving care under the direction of an attending physician in a health care facility, the determination must be made by an attending physician after consultation with the appointed individual.

 

If a person appointed under clause (1) or (2) is not reasonably available and the principal is receiving care under the direction of an attending physician in a health care facility, an attending physician shall determine the principal's decision-making capacity.

 

(c) A health care directive may authorize a health care agent to make health care decisions for a principal even though the principal retains decision-making capacity.


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Sec. 2.  [145C.17] OPIOID INSTRUCTIONS ENTERED INTO HEALTH RECORD.

 

At the request of the patient or health care agent, a health care provider shall enter into the patient's health care record any instructions relating to administering, dispensing, or prescribing an opioid.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 152.105, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Sheriff to maintain collection receptacle.  The sheriff of each county shall maintain or contract for the maintenance of at least one collection receptacle for the disposal of noncontrolled substances, pharmaceutical controlled substances, and other legend drugs, as permitted by federal law.  For purposes of this section, "legend drug" has the meaning given in section 151.01, subdivision 17.  The collection receptacle must comply with federal law.  In maintaining and operating the collection receptacle, the sheriff shall follow all applicable provisions of Code of Federal Regulations, title 21, parts 1300, 1301, 1304, 1305, 1307, and 1317, as amended through May 1, 2017.  The sheriff of each county may meet the requirements of this subdivision through the use of an alternative method for the disposal of noncontrolled substances, pharmaceutical controlled substances, and other legend drugs that has been approved by the Board of Pharmacy.  This may include making available to the public, without charge, at‑home prescription drug deactivation and disposal products that render drugs and medications inert and irretrievable.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 152.11, subdivision 2d, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2d.  Identification requirement for Schedule II or III controlled substance prescriptions.  (a) No person may dispense a controlled substance included in Schedule II or III Schedules II through V without requiring the person purchasing the controlled substance, who need not be the person patient for whom the controlled substance prescription is written, to present valid photographic identification, unless the person purchasing the controlled substance, or if applicable the person for whom the controlled substance prescription is written, is known to the dispenser.  A doctor of veterinary medicine who dispenses a controlled substance must comply with this subdivision.

 

(b) This subdivision applies only to purchases of controlled substances that are not covered, in whole or in part, by a health plan company or other third-party payor.

 

Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 152.11, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 5.  Limitations on dispensing of opioid prescription drug orders.  (a) No prescription drug order for an opioid drug listed in Schedule II may be dispensed by a pharmacist or other dispenser more than 30 days after the date on which the prescription drug order was issued.

 

(b) No prescription drug order for an opioid drug listed in Schedules III through V may be initially dispensed by a pharmacist or other dispenser more than 30 days after the date on which the prescription drug order was issued.  No prescription drug order for an opioid drug listed in Schedules III through V may be refilled by a pharmacist or other dispenser more than 30 days after the previous date on which it was dispensed.

 

(c) For purposes of this section, "dispenser" has the meaning given in section 152.126, subdivision 1.

 

Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 152.11, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 6.  Limit on quantity of opiates prescribed for acute pain associated with a major trauma or surgical procedure.  (a) When used for the treatment of acute pain associated with a major trauma or surgical procedure, initial prescriptions for opiate or narcotic pain relievers listed in Schedules II through IV of section 152.02 shall not exceed a seven-day supply.  The quantity prescribed shall be consistent with the dosage listed in the professional labeling for the drug that has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.


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(b) For the purposes of this subdivision, "acute pain" means pain resulting from disease, accidental or intentional trauma, surgery, or another cause that the practitioner reasonably expects to last only a short period of time.  Acute pain does not include chronic pain or pain being treated as part of cancer care, palliative care, or hospice or other end-of-life care.

 

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), if in the professional clinical judgment of a practitioner more than a seven‑day supply of a prescription listed in Schedules II through IV of section 152.02 is required to treat a patient's acute pain, the practitioner may issue a prescription for the quantity needed to treat such acute pain.

 

(d) This subdivision does not apply to the treatment of acute dental pain or acute pain associated with refractive surgery, and the quantity of opiates that may be prescribed for those conditions is governed by subdivision 4.

 

Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 214.12, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 6.  Opioid and controlled substances prescribing.  (a) The Board of Medical Practice, the Board of Nursing, the Board of Dentistry, the Board of Optometry, and the Board of Podiatric Medicine shall require that licensees with the authority to prescribe controlled substances obtain at least two hours of continuing education credit on best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances, including nonpharmacological alternatives for treatment of pain and ongoing pain management, as part of the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.  Licensees shall not be required to complete more than two credit hours of continuing education on best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances before this subdivision expires.  Continuing education credit on best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances must meet board requirements.

 

(b) This subdivision expires January 1, 2023.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective January 1, 2020.

 

ARTICLE 4

INTERVENTION, TREATMENT, AND RECOVERY

 

Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 145.9269, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  For purposes of this section and section 145.9272, "federally qualified health center" means an entity that is receiving a grant under United States Code, title 42, section 254b, or, based on the recommendation of the Health Resources and Services Administration within the Public Health Service, is determined by the secretary to meet the requirements for receiving such a grant.

 

Sec. 2.  [145.9272] GRANTS FOR OPIOID ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT, RECOVERY, AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Grant program established.  (a) The commissioner of health shall distribute grants to qualified entities operating in Minnesota as of January 1, 2019, for integrated, community-based programs in primary care settings to treat, prevent, and raise awareness of opioid addiction and substance use disorders.  The commissioner shall determine the maximum award for grants.

 

(b) For purposes of this section, a "qualified entity" means a federally qualified health center, substance use disorder treatment program, or other provider of opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery services as designated by the commissioner.

 

Subd. 2.  Grant allocation; allowable uses.  (a) The commissioner shall allocate grants to qualified entities operating in Minnesota as of January 1, 2019, through a competitive process.  The commissioner shall award grants to qualified entities to establish new opioid addiction and substance use disorder programs and to expand existing programs.


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(b) In awarding grants, the commissioner shall give preference to proposals that expand access to culturally appropriate services for low-income persons, populations at greatest risk of opioid addiction, or populations or areas of the state that are underserved.

 

Subd. 3.  Report.  Each grant recipient shall report to the commissioner, at a time and in a manner specified by the commissioner, information on the use of grant funding and outcomes achieved.  The commissioner shall compile this information into a report and shall provide the report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services policy and finance by December 15, 2020.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 151.37, subdivision 12, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 12.  Administration of opiate antagonists for drug overdose.  (a) A licensed physician, a licensed advanced practice registered nurse authorized to prescribe drugs pursuant to section 148.235, or a licensed physician assistant authorized to prescribe drugs pursuant to section 147A.18 may authorize the following individuals to administer opiate antagonists, as defined in section 604A.04, subdivision 1:

 

(1) an emergency medical responder registered pursuant to section 144E.27;

 

(2) a peace officer as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraphs (c) and (d); and

 

(3) staff of community-based health disease prevention or social service programs.;

 

(4) a probation or supervised release officer;

 

(5) a volunteer firefighter; and

 

(6) a licensed school nurse or certified public health nurse employed by, or under contract with, a school board under section 121A.21.

 

(b) For the purposes of this subdivision, opiate antagonists may be administered by one of these individuals only if:

 

(1) the licensed physician, licensed physician assistant, or licensed advanced practice registered nurse has issued a standing order to, or entered into a protocol with, the individual; and

 

(2) the individual has training in the recognition of signs of opiate overdose and the use of opiate antagonists as part of the emergency response to opiate overdose.

 

(c) Nothing in this section prohibits the possession and administration of naloxone pursuant to section 604A.04.

 

ARTICLE 5

APPROPRIATIONS

 

Section 1.  BUREAU OF CRIMINAL APPREHENSION.

 

$288,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $288,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the opioid stewardship fund to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for two additional special agent positions within the bureau focused on drug interdiction and drug trafficking.  The special agents whose positions are authorized under this section shall, whenever possible, coordinate with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in efforts to address drug trafficking in Minnesota.  This is an ongoing appropriation from the opioid stewardship fund.


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Sec. 2.  COMMISSIONER OF HUMAN SERVICES.

 

(a) $8,802,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the opioid stewardship fund to the commissioner of human services.  The commissioner, in consultation with the Opioid Addiction Advisory Council, shall distribute the appropriation according to this section.  All appropriations in this section are onetime, unless otherwise specified.

 

(b) At least 30 percent of the available funds shall be used for county social services agencies and tribal social service agency initiative projects authorized by the commissioner under section 256.01, subdivision 14b, to provide services to children in placement.  The commissioner shall distribute the money allocated under this subdivision proportionally to counties and tribes based on the number of open child protection case management cases using data from the previous calendar year.

 

(c) At least ten percent of the available funds shall be used to provide grants to county boards to fund programs and services to prevent and treat opioid addiction.

 

(d) The commissioner may use up to five percent of the available funds for administration of this section and to provide staff and administrative services for the Opioid Addiction Advisory Council.

 

(e) The remaining appropriation must be used for providing grants to nonprofit organizations for the purpose of expanding prescriber education and public awareness and the purchase of opiate antagonists for distribution to the health care and public safety communities.

 

(f) Each recipient of grants or funding for fiscal year 2020 shall report to the commissioner and the Opioid Addiction Advisory Council on how the funds were spent and the outcomes achieved, in the form and manner specified by the commissioner.

 

Sec. 3.  COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH.

 

Subdivision 1.  Grants to qualified entities.  $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the opioid stewardship fund to the commissioner of health for grants to qualified entities for opioid addiction and substance use disorder programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 145.9272.  This is a onetime appropriation.

 

Subd. 2.  Opioid prevention pilot project.  $2,400,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the opioid stewardship fund to the commissioner of health to continue and expand opioid abuse prevention pilot projects under Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 6, article 10, section 144.  This is a onetime appropriation.

 

Subd. 3.  Non-narcotic pain management and wellness.  $1,250,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2020 from the opioid stewardship fund to the commissioner of health, to provide funding for:

 

(1) statewide mapping and assessment of community-based non-narcotic pain management and wellness resources, including access to implantable and nonimplantable medical devices; and

 

(2) up to five demonstration projects in different geographic areas of the state to provide community-based non‑narcotic pain management and wellness resources, including implantable and nonimplantable medical devices, to patients and consumers.

 

The demonstration projects must include an evaluation component and scalability analysis.  The commissioner shall award the grant for the statewide mapping and assessment, and the demonstration project grants, through a competitive request for proposal process.  Grants for statewide mapping and assessment and demonstration projects may be awarded simultaneously.  In awarding demonstration project grants, the commissioner shall give preference


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to proposals that incorporate innovative community partnerships, are informed and led by people in the community where the project is taking place, and are culturally relevant and delivered by culturally competent providers.  This is a onetime appropriation.

 

Subd. 4.  Culturally specific opioid addiction prevention and treatment programs.  (a) $4,520,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $4,520,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the opioid stewardship fund to the commissioner of health, to award, beginning July 1, 2019, five-year grants to:  (1) tribal governments; and (2) American Indian organizations providing services to American Indians residing in urban areas of the state.  Grant dollars may be used to design, implement, and evaluate culturally specific opioid addiction prevention and treatment programs, or to expand or modify existing programs.  Program design, implementation, expansion, modification, and evaluation shall be conducted by tribal health and elected leaders, and the leaders of American Indian organizations awarded grants.  These leaders shall also determine which strategies and activities are culturally appropriate.  The commissioner shall provide the tribes and organizations awarded grants with technical assistance.  Grant awards may be used to support competitive compensation for staff members and to pay for fringe, indirect, training and continued education, travel, supply, and evaluation costs.  Base funding for these grants is $4,520,000 for fiscal year 2022 and $4,520,000 for fiscal year 2023.

 

(b) Of the appropriation in paragraph (a), $3,300,000 each fiscal year is for the commissioner to provide grants of equal value to each tribe and to apportion an additional amount among the tribes based on the number of tribal members.

 

(c) Of the appropriation in paragraph (a), $1,250,000 each fiscal year is for the commissioner to award grants to American Indian organizations providing services in urban areas, using a competitive request for proposal process.  A grant to an organization shall not exceed $250,000 per fiscal year.

 

Subd. 5.  Administration.  $890,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $702,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the opioid stewardship fund to the commissioner of health to administer the programs in this section.  The base for administration is $485,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $485,000 in fiscal year 2023.

 

Sec. 4.  HEALTH RELATED BOARDS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Board of Dentistry; continuing education.  $11,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the opioid stewardship fund to the Board of Dentistry for costs associated with continuing education on prescribing opioids and controlled substances and nonpharmacologic alternatives for pain management.  This is a onetime appropriation.

 

Subd. 2.  Board of Nursing; continuing education.  $17,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the opioid stewardship fund to the Board of Nursing for costs associated with continuing education on prescribing opioids and controlled substances and nonpharmacologic alternatives for pain management.  This is a onetime appropriation.

 

Subd. 3.  Board of Optometry; continuing education.  $5,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the opioid stewardship fund to the Board of Optometry for costs associated with continuing education on prescribing opioids and controlled substances.  This is a onetime appropriation.

 

Subd. 4.  Board of Podiatric Medicine; continuing education.  $5,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the opioid stewardship fund to the Board of Podiatric Medicine for costs associated with continuing education on prescribing opioids and controlled substances.  This is a onetime appropriation.

 

Subd. 5.  Board of Medical Practice; continuing education.  $17,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the opioid stewardship fund to the Board of Medical Practice for costs associated with continuing education on prescribing opioids and controlled substances and nonpharmacologic alternatives for pain management.  This is a onetime appropriation.


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Subd. 6.  Board of Pharmacy.  $284,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $126,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the opioid stewardship fund to the Board of Pharmacy for collection of the registration fee under Minnesota Statutes, section 151.77.  This is an ongoing appropriation from the opioid stewardship fund."

 

Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the Opioid Addiction Advisory Council; establishing the opioid stewardship fund; establishing an opiate product registration fee; modifying provisions related to opioid addiction prevention, education, intervention, treatment, and recovery; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 16A.151, subdivision 2; 145.9269, subdivision 1; 145C.05, subdivision 2; 151.252, subdivision 1; 151.37, subdivision 12; 151.47, by adding a subdivision; 151.71, by adding a subdivision; 152.105, subdivision 2; 152.11, subdivision 2d, by adding subdivisions; 214.12, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16A; 62Q; 145; 145C; 151."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Hausman from the Housing Finance and Policy Division to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 495, A bill for an act relating to housing; amending requirements for residential leases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 504B.111; 504B.206, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 504B.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Youakim from the Committee on Education Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 532, A bill for an act relating to education; requiring background checks; expanding mandatory reporting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 122A.18, subdivision 8; 122A.187, by adding a subdivision; 122A.20, subdivisions 1, 2; 122A.40, subdivision 13; 122A.41, subdivision 6; 123B.03, subdivisions 1, 2; 299C.17; 609.095; 626.556, subdivisions 3, 10, 10e; 631.40, subdivision 1a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299C.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, after line 8, insert:

 

"Section 1.  [122A.051] CODE OF ETHICS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Scope.  Each teacher, upon entering the teaching profession, assumes a number of obligations, one of which is to adhere to a set of principles that defines professional conduct.  These principles are reflected in the code of ethics, which sets forth to the education profession and the public it serves standards of professional conduct.  This code applies to all persons licensed according to rules established by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.


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Subd. 2.  Standards of professional conduct.  (a) A teacher must provide professional education services in a nondiscriminatory manner, including not discriminating on the basis of political, ideological, or religious beliefs.

 

(b) A teacher must make a reasonable effort to protect students from conditions harmful to health and safety.

 

(c) In accordance with state and federal laws, a teacher must disclose confidential information about individuals only when a compelling professional purpose is served or when required by law.

 

(d) A teacher must take reasonable disciplinary action in exercising the authority to provide an atmosphere conductive to learning.

 

(e) A teacher must not use professional relationships with students, parents, and colleagues to personal advantage.

 

(f) A teacher must delegate authority for teaching responsibilities only to licensed personnel or as otherwise provided by law.

 

(g) A teacher must not deliberately suppress or distort subject matter.

 

(h) A teacher must not knowingly falsify or misrepresent records or facts relating to that teacher's own qualifications or to other teachers' qualifications.

 

(i) A teacher must not knowingly make false or malicious statements about students or colleagues.

 

(j) A teacher must accept a contract for a teaching position that requires licensing only if properly or provisionally licensed for that position.

 

(k) A teacher must not engage in any sexual contact with a student.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.09, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Advise members of profession.  (a) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board must act in an advisory capacity to members of the profession in matters of interpretation of the code of ethics in section 122A.051.

 

(b) The board must develop a process for a school district to receive a written complaint about a teacher under the code of ethics and forward the complaint to the board.  A school board must inform parents and guardians in the school district of their ability to submit a complaint to the school board under this section.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment."

 

Page 25, after line 24, insert:

 

"Sec. 19.  REPEALER.

 

(a) Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.09, subdivision 1, is repealed.

 

(b) Minnesota Rules, part 8710.2100, subparts 1 and 2, are repealed."


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Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references

 

Amend the title as follows:

 

Page 1, line 2, after "reporting;" insert "codifying teacher code of ethics in statute and repealing code of ethics in rule;"

 

Correct the title numbers accordingly

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Moran from the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 717, A bill for an act relating to health; controlled substances; creating a cannabis task force; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 152.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"Section 1.  [152.38] CANNABIS TASK FORCE.

 

Subdivision 1.  Establishment; purpose.  (a) The Cannabis Task Force is established to advise the legislature on the legal and policy issues associated with the legalization, taxation, and regulation of cannabis production, sale, and use by those 21 years of age or older in the state.

 

(b) It is not the purpose of this task force to provide a recommendation on whether or not to legalize cannabis.  The purpose of this task force is to gather facts and report them to the legislature.

 

Subd. 2.  Membership.  (a) The Cannabis Task Force consists of:

 

(1) the governor or a designee;

 

(2) two senators appointed by the president of the senate;

 

(3) two senators appointed by the minority leader of the senate;

 

(4) two members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house;

 

(5) two members of the house of representatives appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;

 

(6) the commissioner of agriculture or a designee;

 

(7) the commissioner of health or a designee;

 

(8) the commissioner of public safety or a designee;


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(9) the attorney general or a designee;

 

(10) the state public defender or a designee;

 

(11) the commissioner of revenue or a designee;

 

(12) the commissioner of labor and industry or a designee;

 

(13) the commissioner of human services or a designee;

 

(14) the commissioner of commerce or a designee;

 

(15) eight members appointed by the governor who have relevant knowledge and experience, including:

 

(i) one person with experience working in the medical cannabis industry;

 

(ii) one person with experience with enforcement of the state's medical cannabis laws;

 

(iii) one person with expertise in the treatment of substance abuse disorder;

 

(iv) one medical cannabis patient;

 

(v) one person directly involved in the cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis in Minnesota;

 

(vi) one person with experience working in public health policy; and

 

(vii) two persons from separate noncannabis industry organizations who advocate for cannabis legalization;

 

(16) one person who is an elected official in a statutory or home rule charter city appointed by the League of Minnesota Cities;

 

(17) one person who is an elected county official or administrator appointed by the Association of Minnesota Counties;

 

(18) one person who is a county attorney appointed by the county attorneys association;

 

(19) one person who is a sheriff appointed by the sheriff's association;

 

(20) one person who is a chief of police appointed by the chiefs of police association; and

 

(21) one rank and file peace officer appointed by the police and peace officers association.

 

(b) Members shall serve without compensation.

 

Subd. 3.  Organization.  (a) The governor or the governor's designee shall convene the first meeting of the task force.

 

(b) The task force shall meet monthly or as determined by the chair.

 

(c) The members of the task force shall elect a chair and other officers as the members deem necessary.


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Subd. 4.  Staff.  The commissioner of health shall provide support staff, office space, and administrative services for the task force.

 

Subd. 5.  Duties.  (a) The task force shall:

 

(1) identify and study the potential effects of cannabis legalization including but not limited to impacts on public safety, public health, tax policy, and regulatory oversight; and

 

(2) consult with experts and government officials involved with the legalization of cannabis in other states.

 

(b) The task force shall develop a comprehensive plan that covers:

 

(1) statutory changes necessary for the legalization of cannabis;

 

(2) taxation of cannabis sales and appropriate dedicated uses for the tax revenue raised;

 

(3) state and local regulation of cannabis growth, processing, transport, packaging, labeling, sale, possession, and use;

 

(4) education of the public on scientific knowledge of the effects of cannabis, especially with regards to use by minors;

 

(5) funding for, and provision of, treatment to persons with substance abuse disorder as it relates to cannabis;

 

(6) expungement of nonviolent marijuana convictions;

 

(7) security of cannabis retail and manufacturing locations and the safe handling of proceeds from cannabis sales, including banking options;

 

(8) policies that promote access to the legal cannabis market to persons from communities that are disproportionately impacted by the ban on cannabis including incentives for minority-owned businesses to participate in the cannabis industry;

 

(9) statutory and policy changes designed to discourage operating motor vehicles while under the influence of cannabis; and

 

(10) recommendations to the legislature and others about necessary and appropriate actions related to legalization of cannabis in the state.

 

Subd. 6.  Report.  By January 1, 2020, the task force shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and divisions having jurisdiction over health, human services, revenue, public safety, labor and industry, and agriculture policy and finance that details the task force's findings regarding the legalization of cannabis including the comprehensive plan developed pursuant to subdivision 5.

 

Subd. 7.  Expiration.  This section expires the earlier of January 1, 2020, or the date the report is submitted under subdivision 6.

 

Sec. 2.  APPROPRIATION.

 

$50,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the Office of the Governor for the Cannabis Task Force."


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Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to health; controlled substances; creating a cannabis task force; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 152."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Freiberg from the Committee on Government Operations to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 758, A bill for an act relating to environment; ensuring that Mississippi Headwaters Board has certification jurisdiction over headwaters area; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 103F.361, subdivision 2; 103F.363, subdivision 1; 103F.365, by adding a subdivision; 103F.371; 103F.373, subdivisions 1, 3, 4.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Freiberg from the Committee on Government Operations to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 769, A bill for an act relating to labor; modifying Public Employment Relations Board data; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.43, subdivision 6; 179A.041, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 2, line 29, delete "; or"

 

Page 2, line 30, delete everything before the period

 

Page 3, after line 1, insert:

 

"Sec. 4.  Laws 2014, chapter 211, section 13, as amended by Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 1, article 7, section 1, Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 7, section 42, and Laws 2017, chapter 94, article 12, section 1, is amended to read:

 

Sec. 13.  EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Sections 1 to 3 and 6 to 11 are effective July January 1, 2020.  Sections 4, 5, and 12 are effective July 1, 2014.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.  Until January 1, 2020, any employee, employer, employee or employer organization, exclusive representative, or any other person or organization aggrieved by an unfair labor practice as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 179A.13, may bring an action for injunctive relief and for damages caused by the unfair labor practice in the district court of the county in which the practice is alleged to have occurred."


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Renumber the sections in sequence

 

Correct the title numbers accordingly

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Freiberg from the Committee on Government Operations to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 804, A bill for an act relating to data practices; delaying expiration of the legislative commission on data practices; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 3.8843, subdivision 7.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Ecklund from the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 826, A resolution urging the President to designate a state funeral for the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, delete lines 4 to 24

 

Page 2, delete lines 1 to 24 and insert:

 

"WHEREAS, World War II, the most widespread war in history, lasted from 1939 until 1945; and

 

WHEREAS, the United States entered the war in 1941, following an attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese fighter planes; and

 

WHEREAS, over 16 million Americans served their country and the Allied powers over the course of the war; and

 

WHEREAS, the generation of men and women who served our country in World War II has been called the "greatest generation" for their selfless sacrifice; and

 

WHEREAS, the Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration that is awarded by the United States government; and

 

WHEREAS, the Medal of Honor is presented by the President of the United States, in the name of Congress; and


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WHEREAS, the Medal of Honor is only conferred upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in action against an enemy of the United States, while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force, or while serving with friendly forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party; and

 

WHEREAS, more than 3,400 Medals of Honor have been awarded to our nation's bravest soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen since the creation of the award in 1861; and

 

WHEREAS, the Medal of Honor was awarded to 353 Americans during World War II; and

 

WHEREAS, only four of those 353 Americans are alive today; and

 

WHEREAS, Charles H. Coolidge of Tennessee, Francis S. Currey of New York, Robert D. Maxwell of Oregon, and Hershel Woodrow Williams of West Virginia all served their country with conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life and therefore deserve the gratitude of the American people; and

 

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has the sole authority to designate a state funeral; and

 

WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States may pass a Concurrent Resolution to allow an individual to lie in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol; and

 

WHEREAS, historically, the President of the United States has designated state funerals for former presidents, generals, and other extraordinary Americans; and

 

WHEREAS, our nation is currently divided and yearns for a unifying national event; and

 

WHEREAS, designating a state funeral when the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient dies would be a wonderful way for the American people to unite and honor all 16 million soldiers, sailors, and airmen who served in our Armed Forces from 1941 to 1945; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota that it urges the President of the United States and the Congress of the United States to take all necessary measures to ensure the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II be offered a state funeral, including, but not limited to, having the option to lie in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of State of the State of Minnesota is directed to prepare copies of this memorial and transmit them to the President of the United States, the President and the Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, the chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, the chair of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Minnesota's Senators and Representatives in Congress."

 

Delete the title and insert:

 

"A resolution urging the President and Congress to designate a state funeral for the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.


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Moran from the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 910, A bill for an act relating to health care; extending the expiration date of the newborn hearing screening advisory committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.966, subdivision 2.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 2, line 26, strike "and"

 

Page 2, line 27, strike the period and insert a semicolon

 

Page 2, before line 28, insert:

 

"(19) a representative from the deaf mentor program; and

 

(20) a representative of the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf from the Minnesota State Academies Board."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Hornstein from the Transportation Finance and Policy Division to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 932, A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing disclosure of emergency contacts on driver's license applications; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 171.06, subdivision 3; 171.12, by adding a subdivision.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 2, line 27, delete "this"

 

Page 2, line 28, delete "information is available to" and insert "the commissioner may share emergency contact information with"

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.


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Halverson from the Committee on Commerce to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 963, A bill for an act relating to health insurance; establishing supply requirements for prescription contraceptives; requiring health plans to cover contraceptive methods, sterilization, and related medical services, patient education, and counseling; establishing accommodations for eligible organizations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0625, subdivision 13; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Hornstein from the Transportation Finance and Policy Division to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1061, A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying the commissioner of public safety's authority to suspend drivers' licenses in certain situations; providing for retroactive driver's license reinstatement in certain instances; making technical changes; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 169.92, subdivision 4; 171.16, subdivisions 2, 3; 171.18, subdivision 1; 480.15, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, line 19, reinstate the stricken language

 

Page 5, line 24, after "(c)" insert "Notwithstanding any law to the contrary,"

 

Page 5, line 25, delete "the" and insert "a" and delete everything after "fee"

 

Page 5, line 26, delete everything before the period and insert "of $20"

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Moran from the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1239, A bill for an act relating to health; directing the commissioner of health to test for contaminants in certain surface water used as drinking water; requiring identification and implementation of source water protection strategies; directing the commissioner of health to adopt health risk limits for certain substances; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.382, by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.


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Youakim from the Committee on Education Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1414, A bill for an act relating to education; sexual health curriculum; requiring commissioner of education to develop a model program; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, line 10, after the period, insert "The commissioner must use the rulemaking process under section 14.389, including a hearing under subdivision 5, to identify a model program under this section."

 

Page 1, after line 22, insert:

 

"(d) The model program must include notification to:

 

(1) students and school employees regarding criminal penalties for engaging in sexual contact with minors and the unavailability of mistake as to age or consent of the minor as a defense; and

 

(2) school employees and administrators that a teacher or administrator who engages in sexual contact with a student may be found in violation of the teacher code of ethics and that such conduct may be grounds for suspension or revocation of a teaching license in accordance with section 122A.20, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1)."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Youakim from the Committee on Education Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1415, A bill for an act relating to education; making technical changes related to teacher licensure and board composition; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 122A.06, subdivisions 2, 5, 7, 8; 122A.07, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 4a, by adding a subdivision; 122A.09, subdivision 9; 122A.091, subdivision 1; 122A.092, subdivisions 5, 6; 122A.17; 122A.175, subdivision 2; 122A.18, subdivisions 7c, 8, 10; 122A.182, subdivision 1; 122A.185, subdivision 1; 122A.187, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 122A.19, subdivision 4; 122A.21, by adding a subdivision.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 2, line 28, delete "emergency" and insert "emerging"

 

Page 8, line 23, delete ", including information" and strike "from" and strike "the Bureau of Criminal"

 

Page 8, line 24, strike "Apprehension"

 

Page 8, line 27, strike everything after "(2)"

 

Page 8, line 28, strike "for the fee for conducting the criminal history" and insert "payment to conduct the"


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Page 8, line 29, strike "superintendent of" and insert "background check for all first-time teaching applicants for licenses must include a review of information from" and strike "shall perform the"

 

Page 8, line 30, strike "background check required under paragraph (a) by retrieving" and insert ", including"

 

Page 8, line 31, strike "shall" and insert "must" and strike "conduct a search" and insert "include a review"

 

Page 8, line 32, after "superintendent" insert "of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension"

 

Page 9, after line 8, insert:

 

"(d) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board may contract with the commissioner of human services to conduct background checks and obtain background check data required under this chapter."

 

Page 9, line 11, strike "any teacher" and insert "a Tier 3"

 

Page 9, line 12, strike "under subdivision 1," and strike the second comma

 

Page 9, line 25, strike everything after "pay"

 

Page 9, strike lines 26 to 29 and insert "a fee for a portfolio in accordance with section 122A.21, subdivision 4."

 

Page 12, delete section 24 and insert:

 

"Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.21, is amended to read:

 

122A.21 TEACHERS' AND ADMINISTRATORS' LICENSES; FEES.

 

Subdivision 1.  Licensure applications.  Each applicant submitting an application to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board to issue, renew, or extend a teaching license, including applications for licensure via portfolio under subdivision 2 4, must include a processing fee of $57.  The processing fee for a teacher's license and for the licenses of supervisory personnel must be paid to the executive secretary of the appropriate board and deposited in the educator licensure account in the special revenue fund.  The fees as set by the board are nonrefundable for applicants not qualifying for a license.  However, the commissioner of management and budget must refund a fee in any case in which the applicant already holds a valid unexpired license.  The board may waive or reduce fees for applicants who apply at the same time for more than one license.

 

Subd. 3.  Annual appropriations.  (a) The amounts collected under subdivision 2 4 and deposited in the educator licensure account in the special revenue fund are annually appropriated to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

 

(b) The appropriations in paragraph (a) must be reduced by the amount of any money specifically appropriated for the same purposes in any year from any state fund.

 

Subd. 4.  Licensure via portfolio.  A candidate must pay to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board a $300 fee for the first portfolio submitted for review and a $200 fee for any portfolio submitted thereafter.  The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board executive secretary must deposit the fee in the educator licensure account in the special revenue fund.  The fees are nonrefundable for applicants who do not qualify for a license.  The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board may waive or reduce fees for candidates based on financial need.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.


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Sec. 25.  [245C.125] BACKGROUND STUDY; PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR LICENSING AND STANDARDS BOARD.

 

The commissioner may contract with the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board to conduct background studies and obtain background study data as required under this chapter and chapter 122A.  When required in chapter 122A, the commissioner must conduct a national criminal history record check.

 

Sec. 26.  REPEALER.

 

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 11, section 6, is repealed.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment."

 

Amend the title as follows:

 

Page 1, line 2, delete everything after the semicolon

 

Page 1, line 3, delete "board composition" and insert "modifying teacher licensure requirements; modifying Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board composition; modifying background check requirements; authorizing rulemaking; making technical changes"

 

Correct the title numbers accordingly

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Freiberg from the Committee on Government Operations to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1487, A bill for an act relating to elections; making technical and policy changes to provisions related to elections administration including provisions related to voting, voter registration, polling places, ballots, recounts, contests, candidates, and various other election-related provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 5B.06; 201.071, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 8; 201.12, subdivision 2; 201.121, subdivision 3; 201.13, subdivision 3; 201.1611, subdivision 1; 201.225, subdivision 2; 202A.16, subdivision 1; 203B.04, subdivision 1; 203B.081, subdivisions 1, 2; 203B.12, subdivision 7; 203B.121, subdivision 4; 203B.16, subdivision 2; 203B.24, subdivision 1; 204B.06, subdivision 4a; 204B.09, subdivisions 1, 3; 204B.16, subdivision 1; 204B.19, subdivision 6; 204B.21, subdivision 2; 204B.36, subdivision 2; 204B.45, subdivision 2; 204B.46; 204C.05, subdivision 1; 204C.21, subdivision 1; 204C.27; 204C.33, subdivision 3; 204C.36, subdivision 1; 204D.08, subdivision 4; 204D.13, subdivision 1; 204D.27, subdivision 5; 204D.28, subdivisions 9, 10; 205.13, subdivision 5; 205A.10, subdivision 5; 205A.12, subdivision 5; 206.89, subdivisions 4, 5; 206.90, subdivision 6; 207A.14, subdivision 2; 209.021, subdivision 2; 211B.11, subdivision 1; 367.03, subdivision 6; 367.25, subdivision 1; 412.02, subdivision 2a; 447.32, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204C.05, subdivisions 1a, 1b.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 5B.06, is amended to read:


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5B.06 VOTING BY PROGRAM PARTICIPANT; ABSENTEE BALLOT.

 

A program participant who is otherwise eligible to vote may register with the secretary of state as a permanent absentee voter.  Notwithstanding section 203B.04, subdivision 5, the secretary of state is not required to send an absentee ballot application prior to each election to a program participant registered as a permanent absentee voter under this section.  As soon as practicable before each election, the secretary of state shall determine the precinct in which the residential address of the program participant is located and shall request from and receive from the county auditor or other election official the ballot for that precinct and shall forward the absentee ballot to the program participant with the other prepare the program participant's ballot for that precinct using the Minnesota statewide voter registration system and send the ballot with all corresponding materials for absentee balloting as required by Minnesota law.  The program participant shall complete the ballot and return it to the secretary of state, who shall review the ballot in the manner provided by section 203B.121, subdivision 2.  If the ballot and ballot materials comply with the requirements of that section, the ballot must be certified by the secretary of state as the ballot of a program participant, and must be forwarded to the appropriate electoral jurisdiction for tabulation along with all other ballots.  The name and address of a program participant must not be listed in the statewide voter registration system.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 201.071, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Form.  Both paper and electronic voter registration applications must contain the same information unless otherwise provided by law.  A voter registration application must contain spaces for the following required information:  voter's first name, middle name, and last name; voter's previous name, if any; voter's current address; voter's previous address, if any; voter's date of birth; voter's municipality and county of residence; voter's telephone number, if provided by the voter; date of registration; current and valid Minnesota driver's license number or Minnesota state identification number, or if the voter has no current and valid Minnesota driver's license or Minnesota state identification, the last four digits of the voter's Social Security number; and voter's signature.  The paper registration application may include the voter's e­mail address, if provided by the voter.  The electronic voter registration application must include the voter's e­mail address.  The registration application may include the voter's interest in serving as an election judge, if indicated by the voter.  The application must also contain the following certification of voter eligibility:

 

"I certify that I:

 

(1) will be at least 18 years old on election day;

 

(2) am a citizen of the United States;

 

(3) will have resided maintained residence in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding election day;

 

(4) maintain residence at the address given on the registration form;

 

(5) am not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes my right to vote;

 

(6) have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote;

 

(7) have the right to vote because, if I have been convicted of a felony, my felony sentence has expired (been completed) or I have been discharged from my sentence; and

 

(8) have read and understand the following statement:  that giving false information is a felony punishable by not more than five years imprisonment or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both."


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The certification must include boxes for the voter to respond to the following questions:

 

"(1) Are you a citizen of the United States?" and

 

"(2) Will you be 18 years old on or before election day?"

 

And the instruction:

 

"If you checked 'no' to either of these questions, do not complete this form."

 

The form of the voter registration application and the certification of voter eligibility must be as provided in this subdivision and approved by the secretary of state.  Voter registration forms authorized by the National Voter Registration Act must also be accepted as valid.  The federal postcard application form must also be accepted as valid if it is not deficient and the voter is eligible to register in Minnesota.

 

An individual may use a voter registration application to apply to register to vote in Minnesota or to change information on an existing registration.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 201.071, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Instructions.  (a) A registration application shall be accompanied by instructions specifying the manner and method of registration, the qualifications for voting, the penalties for false registration, and the availability of registration and voting assistance for elderly and disabled individuals and residents of health care facilities and hospitals. 

 

(b) The instructions must indicate that if the voter does not have must provide a valid Minnesota driver's license or identification card number, or the last four digits of the voter's Social Security number must be provided, unless the voter does not have a Social Security number, unless the voter has not been issued one of those numbers. 

 

(c) If, prior to election day, a person requests the instructions in Braille, audio format, or in a version printed in 16-point bold type with 24-point leading, the county auditor shall provide them in the form requested.  The secretary of state shall prepare Braille and audio copies and make them available.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 201.071, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Deficient registration.  No (a) A voter registration application is not deficient if it contains the voter's:

 

(1) name, address, and date of birth,;

 

(2) current and valid Minnesota driver's license number or, Minnesota state identification number, or if the voter has no current and valid Minnesota driver's license or Minnesota state identification number, the last four digits of the voter's Social Security number, if the voter has been issued a Social Security number,;

 

(3) prior registration, if any,; and

 

(4) signature. 

 

(b) A registration application is not deficient due to any of the following:

 

(1) the absence of a zip code number does not cause the registration to be deficient.;


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(2) failure to check a box on an application form that a voter has certified to be true does not cause the registration to be deficient; or

 

(3) the absence of an identification number listed under paragraph (a), clause (2), if the voter has not been issued one of those numbers, or the application was accepted before January 1, 2004. 

 

The election judges shall request an individual to correct a voter registration application if it is deficient or illegible.  No eligible voter may be prevented from voting unless the voter's registration application is deficient or the voter is duly and successfully challenged in accordance with section 201.195 or 204C.12.

 

(c) A voter registration application:

 

(1) accepted prior to August 1, 1983, is not deficient for lack of date of birth.  The county or municipality may attempt to obtain the date of birth for a voter registration application accepted prior to August 1, 1983, by a request to the voter at any time except at the polling place.  Failure by the voter to comply with this request does not make the registration deficient.; and

 

A voter registration application accepted before January 1, 2004, is not deficient for lack of a valid Minnesota driver's license or state identification number or the last four digits of a Social Security number. 

 

A voter registration application submitted by a voter who does not have a Minnesota driver's license or state identification number, or a Social Security number, is not deficient for lack of any of these numbers.

 

A voter registration application (2) submitted electronically through the website of the secretary of state prior to April 30, 2014, is not invalid as a result of its electronic submission.

 

(d) The election judges shall request an individual to correct a voter registration application if it is deficient or illegible.  No eligible voter may be prevented from voting unless the voter's registration application is deficient or the voter's eligibility to vote is successfully challenged under section 201.195 or 204C.12.

 

Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 201.071, subdivision 8, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 8.  School district assistance.  School districts shall assist county auditors in determining the school district in which a voter resides maintains residence.

 

Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 201.12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Moved within state.  If any nonforwardable mailing from an election official is returned as undeliverable but with a permanent forwarding address in this state, the county auditor may change the voter's status to "inactive" in the statewide registration system and shall transmit a copy of the mailing to the auditor of the county in which the new address is located.  If an election is scheduled to occur in the precinct in which the voter resides maintains residence in the next 47 days, the county auditor shall promptly update the voter's address in the statewide voter registration system.  If there is not an election scheduled, the auditor may wait to update the voter's address until after the next list of address changes is received from the secretary of state.  Once updated, the county auditor shall mail to the voter a notice stating the voter's name, address, precinct, and polling place, except that if the voter's record is challenged due to a felony conviction, noncitizenship, name change, incompetence, or a court's revocation of voting rights of individuals under guardianship, the auditor must not mail the notice.  The notice must advise the voter that the voter's voting address has been changed and that the voter must notify the county auditor within 21 days if the new address is not the voter's address of residence.  The notice must state that it must be returned if it is not deliverable to the voter at the named address.


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Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 201.121, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Postelection sampling.  (a) Within ten days after an election, the county auditor shall send the notice required by subdivision 2 to a random sampling of the individuals registered on election day.  The random sampling shall be determined in accordance with the rules of the secretary of state.  As soon as practicable after the election, the county auditor shall mail the notice required by subdivision 2 to all other individuals registered on election day.  If a notice is returned as not deliverable, the county auditor shall attempt to determine the reason for the return.  A county auditor who does not receive or obtain satisfactory proof of an individual's eligibility to vote shall immediately notify the county attorney of all of the relevant information.  The By February 15 of each odd‑numbered year, the county auditor must notify the secretary of state of the following information for the previous state general election by each precinct:

 

(1) the total number of all notices that were returned as nondeliverable;

 

(2) the total number of nondeliverable notices that the county auditor was able to determine the reason for the return along with the reason for each return; and

 

(3) the total number of individuals for whom the county auditor does not receive or obtain satisfactory proof of an individual's eligibility to vote.

 

(b) By March 1 of every odd-numbered year, the secretary of state shall report to the chair and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over elections the following information for the previous state general election by each precinct and each county:

 

(1) the total number of all notices that were returned as nondeliverable;

 

(2) the total number of nondeliverable notices that a county auditor was able to determine the reason for the return along with the reason for each return; and

 

(3) the total number of individuals for whom the county auditor does not receive or obtain satisfactory proof of an individual's eligibility to vote.

 

Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 201.13, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Use of change of address system.  (a) At least once each month the secretary of state shall obtain a list of individuals registered to vote in this state who have filed with the United States Postal Service a change of their permanent address.  The secretary of state may also periodically obtain a list of individuals with driver's licenses or state identification cards to identify those who are registered to vote who have applied to the Department of Public Safety for a replacement driver's license or state identification card with a different address, and a list of individuals for whom the Department of Public Safety received notification of a driver's license or state identification card cancellation due to a change of residency out of state.  However, the secretary of state shall not load data derived from these lists into the statewide voter registration system within the 47 days before the state primary or 47 days before a November general election.

 

(b) If the address is changed to another address in this state, the secretary of state shall locate the precinct in which the voter resides maintains residence, if possible.  If the secretary of state is able to locate the precinct in which the voter resides maintains residence, the secretary must transmit the information about the changed address by electronic means to the county auditor of the county in which the new address is located.  For addresses for which the secretary of state is unable to determine the precinct, the secretary may forward information to the appropriate county auditors for individual review.  If the voter has not voted or submitted a voter registration application since the address change, upon receipt of the information, the county auditor shall update the voter's


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address in the statewide voter registration system.  The county auditor shall mail to the voter a notice stating the voter's name, address, precinct, and polling place, unless the voter's record is challenged due to a felony conviction, noncitizenship, name change, incompetence, or a court's revocation of voting rights of individuals under guardianship, in which case the auditor must not mail the notice.  The notice must advise the voter that the voter's voting address has been changed and that the voter must notify the county auditor within 21 days if the new address is not the voter's address of residence.  The notice must state that it must be returned if it is not deliverable to the voter at the named address.

 

(c) If the change of permanent address is to an address outside this state, the secretary of state shall notify by electronic means the auditor of the county where the voter formerly resided maintained residence that the voter has moved to another state.  If the voter has not voted or submitted a voter registration application since the address change, the county auditor shall promptly mail to the voter at the voter's new address a notice advising the voter that the voter's status in the statewide voter registration system will be changed to "inactive" unless the voter notifies the county auditor within 21 days that the voter is retaining the former address as the voter's address of residence, except that if the voter's record is challenged due to a felony conviction, noncitizenship, name change, incompetence, or a court's revocation of voting rights of individuals under guardianship, the auditor must not mail the notice.  If the notice is not received by the deadline, the county auditor shall change the voter's status to "inactive" in the statewide voter registration system.

 

(d) If, in order to maintain voter registration records, the secretary of state enters an agreement to share information or data with an organization governed exclusively by a group of states, the secretary must first determine that the data security protocols are sufficient to safeguard the information or data shared.  If required by such an agreement, the secretary of state may share the following data from the statewide voter registration system and data released to the secretary of state under section 171.12, subdivision 7a:

 

(1) name;

 

(2) date of birth;

 

(3) address;

 

(4) driver's license or state identification card number;

 

(5) the last four digits of an individual's Social Security number; and

 

(6) the date that an individual's record was last updated.

 

If the secretary of state enters into such an agreement, the secretary and county auditors must process changes to voter records based upon that data in accordance with this section.  Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, when data is shared with the secretary of state by another state, the secretary of state must maintain the same data classification that the data had while it was in the possession of the state providing the data.

 

Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 201.1611, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Forms.  All postsecondary institutions that enroll students accepting state or federal financial aid shall provide voter registration forms to each student as early as possible in the fall quarter.  All school districts shall make available voter registration applications each May and September to all students registered as students of the school district who will be eligible to vote at the next election after those months.  A school district has no obligation to provide voter registration applications to students who participate in a postsecondary education option program or who otherwise reside maintain residence in the district but do not attend a school operated by the district.  A school district fulfills its obligation to a student under this section if it provides a voter registration application to


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the student one time.  The forms must contain spaces for the information required in section 201.071, subdivision 1, and applicable rules of the secretary of state.  The institutions and school districts may request these forms from the secretary of state.  Institutions shall consult with their campus student government in determining the most effective means of distributing the forms and in seeking to facilitate election day registration of students under section 201.061, subdivision 3.  School districts must advise students that completion of the voter registration application is not a school district requirement.

 

Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 201.225, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Technology requirements.  An electronic roster must:

 

(1) be able to be loaded with a data file that includes voter registration data in a file format prescribed by the secretary of state;

 

(2) allow for data to be exported in a file format prescribed by the secretary of state;

 

(3) allow for data to be entered manually or by scanning a Minnesota driver's license or identification card to locate a voter record or populate a voter registration application that would be printed and signed and dated by the voter.  The printed registration application can be either a printed form, labels printed with voter information to be affixed to a preprinted form, or a combination of both;

 

(4) allow an election judge to update data that was populated from a scanned driver's license or identification card;

 

(5) cue an election judge to ask for and input data that is not populated from a scanned driver's license or identification card that is otherwise required to be collected from the voter or an election judge;

 

(6) immediately alert the election judge if the voter has provided information that indicates that the voter is not eligible to vote;

 

(7) immediately alert the election judge if the electronic roster indicates that a voter has already voted in that precinct, the voter's registration status is challenged, or it appears the voter resides maintains residence in a different precinct;

 

(8) provide immediate instructions on how to resolve a particular type of challenge when a voter's record is challenged;

 

(9) provide for a printed voter signature certificate, containing the voter's name, address of residence, date of birth, voter identification number, the oath required by section 204C.10, and a space for the voter's original signature.  The printed voter signature certificate can be either a printed form or a label printed with the voter's information to be affixed to the oath;

 

(10) contain only preregistered voters within the precinct, and not contain preregistered voter data on voters registered outside of the precinct;

 

(11) be only networked within the polling location on election day, except for the purpose of updating absentee ballot records;

 

(12) meet minimum security, reliability, and networking standards established by the Office of the Secretary of State in consultation with the Office of MN.IT Services;


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(13) be capable of providing a voter's correct polling place; and

 

(14) perform any other functions necessary for the efficient and secure administration of the participating election, as determined by the secretary of state.

 

Electronic rosters used only for election day registration do not need to comply with clauses (1), (8), and (10).  Electronic rosters used only for preregistered voter processing do not need to comply with clauses (4) and (5).

 

Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 202A.16, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Eligible voters.  Only those individuals who are or will be eligible to vote at the time of the next state general election, may vote or be elected a delegate or officer at the precinct caucus.  An eligible voter may vote or be elected a delegate or officer only in the precinct where the voter resides maintains residence at the time of the caucus.

 

Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 203B.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Application procedures.  (a) Except as otherwise allowed by subdivision 2 or by section 203B.11, subdivision 4, an application for absentee ballots for any election may be submitted at any time not less than one day before the day of that election.  The county auditor shall prepare absentee ballot application forms in the format provided by the secretary of state and shall furnish them to any person on request.  By January 1 of each even-numbered year, the secretary of state shall make the forms to be used available to auditors through electronic means.  An application submitted pursuant to this subdivision shall be in writing.  An application may be submitted in person, by electronic facsimile device, by electronic mail, or by mail to:

 

(1) the county auditor of the county where the applicant maintains residence; or

 

(2) the municipal clerk of the municipality, or school district if applicable, where the applicant maintains residence.

 

For a federal, state, or county election, an absentee ballot application may alternatively be submitted electronically through a secure website that shall be maintained by the secretary of state for this purpose.  Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the secretary of state must require applicants using the website to submit the applicant's e­mail address and verifiable Minnesota driver's license number, Minnesota state identification card number, or the last four digits of the applicant's Social Security number.

 

An application submitted electronically under this paragraph may only be transmitted to the county auditor for processing if the secretary of state has verified the application information matches the information in a government database associated with the applicant's driver's license number, state identification card number, or Social Security number.  The secretary of state must review all unverifiable applications for evidence of suspicious activity and must forward any such application to an appropriate law enforcement agency for investigation.

 

(b) An application shall be approved if it is timely received, signed and dated by the applicant, contains the applicant's name and residence and mailing addresses, date of birth, and at least one of the following:

 

(1) the applicant's Minnesota driver's license number;

 

(2) Minnesota state identification card number;


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(3) the last four digits of the applicant's Social Security number; or

 

(4) a statement that the applicant does not have any of these numbers.

 

(c) To be approved, the application must contain an oath that the information contained on the form is accurate, that the applicant is applying on the applicant's own behalf, and that the applicant is signing the form under penalty of perjury.

 

(d) An applicant's full date of birth, Minnesota driver's license or state identification number, and the last four digits of the applicant's Social Security number must not be made available for public inspection.  An application may be submitted to the county auditor or municipal clerk by an electronic facsimile device.  An application mailed or returned in person to the county auditor or municipal clerk on behalf of a voter by a person other than the voter must be deposited in the mail or returned in person to the county auditor or municipal clerk within ten days after it has been dated by the voter and no later than six days before the election.  The absentee ballot applications or a list of persons applying for an absentee ballot may not be made available for public inspection until the close of voting on election day, except as authorized in section 203B.12, and must be available to the public in the same manner as public information lists in section 201.091, subdivisions 4, 5, and 9.

 

(e) An application under this subdivision may contain an application under subdivision 5 to automatically receive an absentee ballot application.

 

Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 203B.081, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Location; timing.  An eligible voter may vote by absentee ballot in the office of the county auditor and at any other polling place designated by the county auditor during the 46 days before the election, except as provided in this section.  The county auditor shall make such polling place designations at least 14 weeks before the election.  Voters casting absentee ballots in person for a town election held in March may do so during the 30 days before the election.

 

Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 203B.081, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Town elections Voting booth; electronic ballot marker.  Voters casting absentee ballots in person for a town election held in March may do so during the 30 days before the election.  The county auditor shall make such designations at least 14 weeks before the election.  For purposes of this section, the county auditor must make available in each polling place (1) at least one voting booth in each polling place must be made available by the county auditor for this purpose.  The county auditor must also make available, and (2) at least one electronic ballot marker in each polling place that has implemented a voting system that is accessible for individuals with disabilities pursuant to section 206.57, subdivision 5.

 

Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 203B.12, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 7.  Names of persons; rejected absentee ballots.  The names of voters who have submitted an absentee ballot to the county auditor or municipal clerk that has not been accepted may not be made available for public inspection until the close of voting on election day.

 

After the close of voting on election day, the lists must be available to the public in the same manner as public information lists in section 201.091, subdivisions 4, 5, and 9.


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Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 203B.121, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 4.  Opening of envelopes.  After the close of business on the seventh day before the election, the ballots from return envelopes marked "Accepted" may be opened, duplicated as needed in the manner provided in section 206.86, subdivision 5, initialed by the members of the ballot board, and deposited in the appropriate ballot box.  If more than one voted ballot is enclosed in the ballot envelope, the ballots must be returned in the manner provided by section 204C.25 for return of spoiled ballots, and may not be counted.

 

Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 203B.16, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Indefinite residence outside United States.  Sections 203B.16 to 203B.27 provide the exclusive voting procedure for United States citizens who are living indefinitely outside the territorial limits of the United States who meet all the qualifications of an eligible voter except residence in Minnesota, but who are authorized by federal law to vote in Minnesota because they or, if they have never resided maintained residence in the United States, a parent maintained residence in Minnesota for at least 20 days immediately prior to their departure from the United States.  Individuals described in this subdivision shall be permitted to vote only for the offices of president, vice-president, senator in Congress, and representative in Congress.

 

Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 203B.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Check of voter eligibility; proper execution of certificate.  Upon receipt of an absentee ballot returned as provided in sections 203B.16 to 203B.27, the election judges shall compare the voter's name with the names recorded under section 203B.19 in the statewide registration system to insure that the ballot is from a voter eligible to cast an absentee ballot under sections 203B.16 to 203B.27.  The election judges shall mark the return envelope "Accepted" and initial or sign the return envelope below the word "Accepted" if the election judges are satisfied that:

 

(1) the voter's name and address on the return envelope appears in substantially the same form as on the application records provided to the election judges by the county auditor;

 

(2) the voter has signed the federal oath prescribed pursuant to section 705(b)(2) of the Help America Vote Act, Public Law 107-252;

 

(3) the voter has set forth the same voter's passport number, or Minnesota driver's license or state identification card number, or the last four digits of the voter's Social Security number as submitted on the application, if the voter has one of these documents;

 

(4) the voter is not known to have died; and

 

(5) the voter has not already voted at that election, either in person or by absentee ballot.

 

If the identification number described in clause (3) does not match the number as submitted on the application, the election judges must make a reasonable effort to satisfy themselves through other information provided by the applicant, or by an individual authorized to apply on behalf of the voter, that the ballots were returned by the same person to whom the ballots were transmitted.

 

An absentee ballot cast pursuant to sections 203B.16 to 203B.27 may only be rejected for the lack of one of clauses (1) to (5).  In particular, failure to place the ballot within the security envelope before placing it in the outer white envelope is not a reason to reject an absentee ballot.


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Election judges must note the reason for rejection on the back of the envelope in the space provided for that purpose.

 

Failure to return unused ballots shall not invalidate a marked ballot, but a ballot shall not be counted if the certificate on the return envelope is not properly executed.  In all other respects the provisions of the Minnesota Election Law governing deposit and counting of ballots shall apply.  Notwithstanding other provisions of this section, the counting of the absentee ballot of a deceased voter does not invalidate the election.

 

Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204B.06, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 4a.  State and local offices.  Candidates who seek nomination for the following offices shall state the following additional information on the affidavit:

 

(1) for governor or lieutenant governor, that on the first Monday of the next January the candidate will be 25 years of age or older and, on the day of the state general election, a resident of Minnesota for not less than one year;

 

(2) for supreme court justice, court of appeals judge, or district court judge, that the candidate is learned in the law;

 

(3) for county, municipal, school district, or special district office, that the candidate meets any other qualifications for that office prescribed by law;

 

(4) for senator or representative in the legislature, that on the day of the general or special election to fill the office the candidate will have resided maintained residence not less than one year in the state and not less than six months in the legislative district from which the candidate seeks election.

 

Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204B.09, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Candidates in state and county general elections.  (a) Except as otherwise provided by this subdivision, affidavits of candidacy and nominating petitions for county, state, and federal offices filled at the state general election shall be filed not more than 84 days nor less than 70 days before the state primary.  The affidavit may be prepared and signed at any time between 60 days before the filing period opens and the last day of the filing period.

 

(b) Notwithstanding other law to the contrary, the affidavit of candidacy must be signed in the presence of a notarial officer or an individual authorized to administer oaths under section 358.10.

 

(c) This provision does not apply to candidates for presidential elector nominated by major political parties.  Major party candidates for presidential elector are certified under section 208.03.  Other candidates for presidential electors may file petitions at least 77 days before the general election day pursuant to section 204B.07.  Nominating petitions to fill vacancies in nominations shall be filed as provided in section 204B.13.  No affidavit or petition shall be accepted later than 5:00 p.m. on the last day for filing.

 

(d) Affidavits and petitions for county offices must be filed with the county auditor of that county.  Affidavits and petitions for federal offices must be filed with the secretary of state.  Affidavits and petitions for state offices must be filed with the secretary of state or with the county auditor of the county in which the candidate resides maintains residence.

 

(e) Affidavits other than those filed pursuant to subdivision 1a must be submitted by mail or by hand, notwithstanding chapter 325L, or any other law to the contrary and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the last day for filing.


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Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204B.09, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Write-in candidates.  (a) A candidate for county, state, or federal office who wants write-in votes for the candidate to be counted must file a written request with the filing office for the office sought not more than 84 days before the primary and no later than the seventh day before the general election.  The filing officer shall provide copies of the form to make the request.  No The filing officer shall not accept a written request shall be accepted later than 5:00 p.m. on the last day for filing a written request.

 

(b) The governing body of a statutory or home rule charter city may require by resolution that a candidate for local elective office file a written request with the chief election official at least seven days before the city election if the candidate wants to have the candidate's write-in votes individually recorded; or a governing body of a statutory or home rule charter city may require by resolution that write-in votes for an individual candidate only be individually recorded if the total number of write-in votes for that office is equal to or greater than the fewest number of non-write-in votes for a ballot candidate.  The governing body of the statutory or home rule charter city must adopt a resolution authorized by this paragraph before the first day of filing for office.  A resolution adopted under this paragraph remains in effect until a subsequent resolution on the same subject is adopted by the governing body of the statutory or home rule charter city.

 

(b) (c) A candidate for president of the United States who files a request under this subdivision must include the name of a candidate for vice president of the United States. file jointly with another individual seeking nomination as a candidate for vice president of the United States.  A candidate for vice president of the United States who files a request under this subdivision must file jointly with another individual seeking nomination as a candidate for president of the United States.  The request must also include the name of at least one candidate for presidential elector.  The total number of names of candidates for presidential elector on the request may not exceed the total number of electoral votes to be cast by Minnesota in the presidential election.

 

(c) (d) A candidate for governor who files a request under this subdivision must include the name of a candidate for lieutenant governor. file jointly with another individual seeking nomination as a candidate for lieutenant governor.  A candidate for lieutenant governor who files a request under this subdivision must file jointly with another individual seeking nomination as a candidate for governor.

 

Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204B.16, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Authority; location.  (a) By December 31 of each year, the governing body of each municipality and of each county with precincts in unorganized territory must designate by ordinance or resolution a polling place for each election precinct.  The polling places designated in the ordinance or resolution are the polling places for the following calendar year, unless a change is made:  any changes to a polling place location.  A polling place must be maintained for the following calendar year unless changed:

 

(1) by ordinance or resolution by December 31 of the previous year;

 

(1) (2) pursuant to section 204B.175;

 

(2) (3) because a polling place has become unavailable; or

 

(3) (4) because a township designates one location for all state, county, and federal elections and one location for all township only elections.

 

(b) Polling places must be designated and ballots must be distributed so that no one is required to go to more than one polling place to vote in a school district and municipal election held on the same day.  The polling place for a precinct in a city or in a school district located in whole or in part in the metropolitan area defined by section


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200.02, subdivision 24, shall be located within the boundaries of the precinct or within one mile of one of those boundaries unless a single polling place is designated for a city pursuant to section 204B.14, subdivision 2, or a school district pursuant to section 205A.11.  The polling place for a precinct in unorganized territory may be located outside the precinct at a place which is convenient to the voters of the precinct.  If no suitable place is available within a town or within a school district located outside the metropolitan area defined by section 200.02, subdivision 24, then the polling place for a town or school district may be located outside the town or school district within five miles of one of the boundaries of the town or school district.

 

Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204B.19, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 6.  High school students.  Notwithstanding any other requirements of this section, a student enrolled in a high school in Minnesota or who is in a home school in compliance with sections 120A.22 and 120A.24, who has attained the age of 16 is eligible to be appointed as a without party affiliation trainee election judge in the county in which the student resides maintains residence, or a county adjacent to the county in which the student resides maintains residence.  The student must meet qualifications for trainee election judges specified in rules of the secretary of state.  A student appointed as a trainee election judge may be excused from school attendance during the hours that the student is serving as a trainee election judge if the student submits a written request signed and approved by the student's parent or guardian to be absent from school and a certificate from the appointing authority stating the hours during which the student will serve as a trainee election judge to the principal of the school at least ten days prior to the election.  Students shall not serve as trainee election judges after 10:00 p.m. Notwithstanding section 177.24 to the contrary, trainee election judges may be paid not less than two-thirds of the minimum wage for a large employer.  The principal of the school may approve a request to be absent from school conditioned on acceptable academic performance at the time of service as a trainee election judge.

 

Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204B.21, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Appointing authority; powers and duties.  Election judges for precincts in a municipality shall be appointed by the governing body of the municipality.  Election judges for precincts in unorganized territory and for performing election-related duties assigned by the county auditor shall be appointed by the county board.  Election judges for a precinct composed of two or more municipalities must be appointed by the governing body of the municipality or municipalities responsible for appointing election judges as provided in the agreement to combine for election purposes.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, appointments shall be made from the list of voters who reside maintain residence in each precinct, furnished pursuant to subdivision 1, subject to the eligibility requirements and other qualifications established or authorized under section 204B.19.  At least two election judges in each precinct must be affiliated with different major political parties.  If no lists have been furnished or if additional election judges are required after all listed names in that municipality have been exhausted, the appointing authority may appoint other individuals who meet the qualifications to serve as an election judge, including persons on the list furnished pursuant to subdivision 1 who indicated a willingness to travel to the municipality, and persons who are not affiliated with a major political party.  An individual who is appointed from a source other than the list furnished pursuant to subdivision 1 must provide to the appointing authority the individual's major political party affiliation or a statement that the individual does not affiliate with any major political party.  An individual who refuses to provide the individual's major political party affiliation or a statement that the individual does not affiliate with a major political party must not be appointed as an election judge.  The appointments shall be made at least 25 days before the election at which the election judges will serve, except that the appointing authority may pass a resolution authorizing the appointment of additional election judges within the 25 days before the election if the appointing authority determines that additional election judges will be required.

 

Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204B.36, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Candidates and offices.  The name of each candidate shall be printed at a right angle to the length of the ballot.  At a general election the name of the political party or the political principle of each candidate for partisan office shall be printed above or below the name of the candidate.  The name of a political party or a political principle shall be printed in capital and lowercase letters of the same type, with the capital letters at least one-half


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the height of the capital letters used for names of the candidates.  At a general or special election, blank lines containing the words "write-in, if any" shall be printed below the name of the last candidate for each office, or below the title of the office if no candidate has filed for that office, so that a voter may write in the names of individuals whose names are not on the ballot.  One blank line shall be printed for each officer of that kind to be elected.  At a primary election, no blank lines shall be provided for writing in the names of individuals whose names do not appear on the primary ballot.

 

On the left side of the ballot at the same level with the name of each candidate and each blank line shall be printed an oval or similar target shape in which the voter may designate a vote by filling in the oval or similar mark if a different target shape is used.  Each oval or target shape shall be the same size.  Above the first name on each ballot shall be instructions for voting.  Directly underneath the official title of each office shall be printed the words "Vote for one" or "Vote for up to ..." (any greater number to be elected).

 

Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204B.45, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Procedure.  Notice of the election and the special mail procedure must be given at least ten weeks prior to the election.  Not more than 46 days nor later than 14 days before a regularly scheduled election and not more than 30 days nor later than 14 days before any other election, the auditor shall mail ballots by nonforwardable mail to all voters registered in the city, town, or unorganized territory.  No later than 14 days before the election, the auditor must make a subsequent mailing of ballots to those voters who register to vote after the initial mailing but before the 20th day before the election.  Eligible voters not registered at the time the ballots are mailed may apply for ballots as provided in chapter 203B.  Ballot return envelopes, with return postage provided, must be preaddressed to the auditor or clerk and the voter may return the ballot by mail or in person to the office of the auditor or clerk.  The auditor or clerk must appoint a ballot board to examine the mail and absentee ballot return envelopes and mark them "accepted" or "rejected" within three days of receipt if there are 14 or fewer days before election day, or within five days of receipt if there are more than 14 days before election day.  The board may consist of deputy county auditors or deputy municipal clerks who have received training in the processing and counting of mail ballots, who need not be affiliated with a major political party.  Election judges performing the duties in this section must be of different major political parties, unless they are exempt from that requirement under section 205.075, subdivision 4, or section 205A.10.  If an envelope has been rejected at least five days before the election, the ballots in the envelope must remain sealed and the auditor or clerk shall provide the voter with a replacement ballot and return envelope in place of the spoiled ballot.  If the ballot is rejected within five days of the election, the envelope must remain sealed and the official in charge of the ballot board must attempt to contact the voter by telephone or e­mail to notify the voter that the voter's ballot has been rejected.  The official must document the attempts made to contact the voter.

 

If the ballot is accepted, the county auditor or municipal clerk must mark the roster to indicate that the voter has already cast a ballot in that election.  After the close of business on the seventh day before the election, the ballots from return envelopes marked "Accepted" may be opened, duplicated as needed in the manner provided by section 206.86, subdivision 5, initialed by the members of the ballot board, and deposited in the ballot box.

 

In all other respects, the provisions of the Minnesota Election Law governing deposit and counting of ballots apply.

 

The mail and absentee ballots for a precinct must be counted together and reported as one vote total.  No vote totals from mail or absentee ballots may be made public before the close of voting on election day.

 

The costs of the mailing shall be paid by the election jurisdiction in which the voter resides maintains residence.  Any ballot received by 8:00 p.m. on the day of the election must be counted.


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Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204B.46, is amended to read:

 

204B.46 MAIL ELECTIONS; QUESTIONS.

 

A county, municipality, or school district submitting questions to the voters at a special election may conduct an election by mail with no polling place other than the office of the auditor or clerk.  No offices may be voted on at a mail election., except in overlapping school and municipality jurisdictions, where a mail election may include an office when one of the jurisdictions also has a question on the ballot.  Notice of the election must be given to the county auditor at least 74 days prior to the election.  This notice shall also fulfill the requirements of Minnesota Rules, part 8210.3000.  The special mail ballot procedures must be posted at least six weeks prior to the election.  Not more than 46 nor later than 14 days prior to the election, the auditor or clerk shall mail ballots by nonforwardable mail to all voters registered in the county, municipality, or school district.  No later than 14 days before the election, the auditor or clerk must make a subsequent mailing of ballots to those voters who register to vote after the initial mailing but before the 20th day before the election.  Eligible voters not registered at the time the ballots are mailed may apply for ballots pursuant to chapter 203B.  The auditor or clerk must appoint a ballot board to examine the mail and absentee ballot return envelopes and mark them "Accepted" or "Rejected" within three days of receipt if there are 14 or fewer days before election day, or within five days of receipt if there are more than 14 days before election day.  The board may consist of deputy county auditors, deputy municipal clerks, or deputy school district clerks who have received training in the processing and counting of mail ballots, who need not be affiliated with a major political party.  Election judges performing the duties in this section must be of different major political parties, unless they are exempt from that requirement under section 205.075, subdivision 4, or section 205A.10.  If an envelope has been rejected at least five days before the election, the ballots in the envelope must remain sealed and the auditor or clerk must provide the voter with a replacement ballot and return envelope in place of the spoiled ballot.  If the ballot is rejected within five days of the election, the envelope must remain sealed and the official in charge of the ballot board must attempt to contact the voter by telephone or e­mail to notify the voter that the voter's ballot has been rejected.  The official must document the attempts made to contact the voter.

 

If the ballot is accepted, the county auditor or municipal clerk must mark the roster to indicate that the voter has already cast a ballot in that election.  After the close of business on the seventh day before the election, the ballots from return envelopes marked "Accepted" may be opened, duplicated as needed in the manner provided by section 206.86, subdivision 5, initialed by the ballot board, and deposited in the appropriate ballot box.

 

In all other respects, the provisions of the Minnesota Election Law governing deposit and counting of ballots apply.

 

The mail and absentee ballots for a precinct must be counted together and reported as one vote total.  No vote totals from ballots may be made public before the close of voting on election day.

 

Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204C.05, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 1a.  Elections; organized town.  The governing body of a town with less than 500 inhabitants according to the most recent federal decennial census, which is located outside the metropolitan area as defined in section 200.02, subdivision 24, may fix a later time for voting to begin at state primary, special, or general elections, if approved by a vote of the town electors at the annual town meeting.  The question of shorter voting hours must be included in the notice of the annual town meeting before the question may be submitted to the electors at the meeting.  The later time may not be later than 10:00 a.m. for special, primary, or general elections.  The town clerk shall either post or publish notice of the changed hours and notify the county auditor and the secretary of state of the change 30 days before the election.


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Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204C.05, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 1b.  Elections; unorganized territory.  An unorganized territory or unorganized territories which constitute a voting district may have shorter voting hours if at least 20 percent of the registered voters residing in the voting district sign a petition for shorter hours and present it to the county auditor and secretary of state at least 30 days before the election.  The later time may not be later than 10:00 a.m. for special, primary, or general elections.  The county auditor shall either post or publish notice of the changed hours, within the voting district, 30 days before the election.

 

Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204C.21, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Method.  The election judges shall take all the ballots of the same kind and count the votes cast for each office or question, beginning with the first office or question on the ballot.  They shall make one pile of the ballots for each candidate who received votes for that office, or one pile for the "Yes" votes and one pile for the "No" votes on a question.  They shall make a pile of totally defective ballots and a pile of totally blank ballots.  They shall make a pile of ballots that are not totally defective but are defective with respect to the office or question being counted and a pile of ballots that are not totally blank but are blank with respect to the office or question being counted.  After the separation into piles, the election judges shall examine each pile and remove and place in the proper pile any ballots that are found in the wrong pile.  The election judges shall count the totally blank and totally defective ballots and set them aside until the counting is over for that ballot.  In conducting the count of blank ballots, election judges may presume that the total count provided for prepackaged ballots is correct.  The election judges may pile ballots crosswise in groups of 25 in the same pile to facilitate counting.  When their counts agree, the election judges shall announce the number of ballots in each pile, and shall write the number in the proper place on the summary statements.

 

The election judges shall then return all the counted ballots, and all the partially defective or partially blank ballots, to the original pile to be separated and counted in the same manner for the next office or question.

 

Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204C.27, is amended to read:

 

204C.27 DELIVERY OF RETURNS TO COUNTY AUDITORS.

 

One or more of the election judges in each precinct shall deliver two sets one set of summary statements; all spoiled ballots; and the envelopes containing the ballots either directly to the municipal clerk for transmittal to the county auditor's office or directly to the county auditor's office as soon as possible after the vote counting is completed but no later than 24 hours after the end of the hours for voting.  One or more election judges shall deliver the remaining set of summary statements and returns, all unused and spoiled municipal and school district ballots, the envelopes containing municipal and school district ballots, and all other things furnished by the municipal or school district clerk, to the municipal or school district clerk's office within 24 hours after the end of the hours for voting.  The municipal or school district clerk shall return all polling place rosters and completed voter registration cards to the county auditor within 48 hours after the end of the hours for voting.

 

Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204C.33, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  State canvass.  The State Canvassing Board shall meet at a public meeting space located in the Capitol complex area on the third Tuesday following the state general election to canvass the certified copies of the county canvassing board reports received from the county auditors and shall prepare a report that states:

 

(1) the number of individuals voting in the state and in each county;

 

(2) the number of votes received by each of the candidates, specifying the counties in which they were cast; and


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(3) the number of votes counted for and against each constitutional amendment, specifying the counties in which they were cast.

 

Upon completion of the canvass, the State Canvassing Board shall declare the candidates duly elected who received the highest number of votes for each federal and state office.  All members of the State Canvassing Board shall sign the report and certify its correctness.  The State Canvassing Board shall declare the result within three days after completing the canvass.

 

Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204C.35, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 2a.  Constitutional amendment recount.  In a state general election when the difference between the number of "yes" votes cast on ratification of a proposed constitutional amendment is within one-quarter percent of the number of all other ballots cast at the election, the canvassing board shall manually recount the votes on that question, including the number of "yes" or "no" votes on the question, and the number of ballots that did not cast a vote on the question.  The results of the recount must be certified by the canvassing board as soon as possible.

 

Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204C.35, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Scope of recount.  A recount conducted as provided in this section is limited in scope to the determination of the number of votes validly cast for the office or question to be recounted.  Only the ballots cast in the election and the summary statements certified by the election judges may be considered in the recount process.  Original ballots that have been duplicated under section 206.86, subdivision 5, are not within the scope of a recount and must not be examined except as provided by a court in an election contest under chapter 209.

 

Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204C.36, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Publicly funded recounts.  (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c), a losing candidate for nomination or election to a county, municipal, or school district office may request a recount of the votes cast for the nomination or election to that office if the difference between the vote cast for that candidate and for a winning candidate for nomination or election is less than one-quarter of one percent of the total votes counted for that office.  In case of offices where two or more seats are being filled from among all the candidates for the office, the one‑quarter of one percent difference is between the elected candidate with the fewest votes and the candidate with the most votes from among the candidates who were not elected.

 

(b) A losing candidate for nomination or election to a county, municipal, or school district office may request a recount of the votes cast for nomination or election to that office if the difference between the votes cast for that candidate and for a winning candidate for nomination or election is less than one-half of one percent, and the total number of votes cast for the nomination or election of all candidates is more than 400 but less than 50,000.  In cases of offices where two or more seats are being filled from among all the candidates for the office, the one-half of one percent difference is between the elected candidate with the fewest votes and the candidate with the most votes from among the candidates who were not elected.

 

(c) A losing candidate for nomination or election to a county, municipal, or school district office may request a recount of the votes cast for nomination or election to that office if the difference between the vote cast for that candidate and for a winning candidate for nomination or election is ten votes or less, and the total number of votes cast for the nomination or election of all candidates is no more than 400.  In cases of offices where two or more seats are being filled from among all the candidates for the office, the ten vote difference is between the elected candidate with the fewest votes and the candidate with the most votes from among the candidates who were not elected.

 

(d) Candidates for county offices shall file a written request for the recount with the county auditor.  Candidates for municipal or school district offices shall file a written request with the municipal or school district clerk as appropriate.  All requests under this paragraph shall be filed by between the close of the canvass of a primary or


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special primary and 5:00 p.m. on the fifth day after the canvass of a primary or special primary or by between the close of the canvass of a special or general election and 5:00 p.m. on the seventh day of the canvass of a special or general election for which a recount is sought.

 

(e) Upon receipt of a request made pursuant to this section, the county auditor shall recount the votes for a county office at the expense of the county, the governing body of the municipality shall recount the votes for a municipal office at the expense of the municipality, and the school board of the school district shall recount the votes for a school district office at the expense of the school district.

 

Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204D.08, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 4.  State partisan primary ballot; party columns.  The state partisan primary ballot shall be headed by the words "State Partisan Primary Ballot."  The ballot shall be printed on white paper.  There must be at least three vertical columns on the ballot and each major political party shall have a separate column headed by the words ".......... Party," giving the party name.  Above the party names, the following statement shall be printed.

 

"Minnesota Election Law permits you to vote for the candidates of only one political party in a state partisan primary election."

 

If there are only two major political parties to be listed on the ballot, one party must occupy the left-hand column, the other party must occupy the right-hand column, and the center column must contain the following statement:

 

"Do not vote for candidates of more than one party."

 

The names of the candidates seeking the nomination of each major political party shall be listed in that party's column.  If only one individual files an affidavit of candidacy seeking the nomination of a major political party for an office, the name of that individual shall be placed on the state partisan primary ballot at the appropriate location in that party's column.

 

In each column, the candidates for senator in Congress shall be listed first, candidates for representative in Congress second, candidates for state senator third, candidates for state representative fourth and then candidates for state office in the order specified by the secretary of state.  Vacant offices being filled by special election must be listed with other offices of that type, but after any office of that type for which a candidate will be elected for a full term.

 

The party columns shall be substantially the same in width, type, and appearance.  The columns shall be separated by a 12-point solid line.

 

Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204D.13, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Order of offices.  The candidates for partisan offices shall be placed on the state general election ballot in the following order:  senator in Congress shall be first; representative in Congress, second; state senator, third; and state representative, fourth.  The candidates for state offices shall follow in the order specified by the secretary of state.  Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor shall appear so that a single vote may be cast for both offices.  Vacant offices being filled by special election must be listed with other offices of that type, but after any office of that type for which a candidate will be elected for a full term.

 

Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204D.27, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 5.  Canvass; special primary; state canvassing board; contest.  Not later than four days after the returns of the county canvassing boards are certified to the secretary of state, the State Canvassing Board shall complete its canvass of the special primary.  The secretary of state shall then promptly certify to the county auditors the names of


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the nominated individuals, prepare notices of nomination, and notify each nominee of the nomination.  In case of a contest of a special primary for state senator or state representative, the notice of contest must be filed within two days, excluding Sundays and legal holidays, after the canvass is completed, and the contest shall otherwise proceed in the manner provided by law for contesting elections.

 

Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204D.28, subdivision 9, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 9.  Filing by candidates.  The time for filing of affidavits and nominating petitions for candidates to fill a vacancy at a special election shall open 12 weeks before the special primary or on the day the secretary of state issues notice of the special election, whichever occurs later.  Filings shall close ten weeks before the special primary.  A candidate filing for the office of United States senator to fill a vacancy at a special election when both offices of United States senator are required to be placed on the same ballot must specify on the affidavit of candidacy the expiration date of the term of the office that the candidate is seeking.

 

Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204D.28, subdivision 10, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 10.  United States senator; candidates; designation of term.  When the names of candidates for both offices of United States senator are required to be placed on the same ballot, the expiration date of the term of each office shall be printed on the ballot in the office heading opposite the name of each candidate for nomination or election to that office.

 

Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 205.13, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 5.  Nominating petition; cities of the first class.  A nominating petition filed on behalf of a candidate for municipal office in a city of the first class shall be signed by eligible voters who reside maintain residence in the election district from which the candidate is to be elected.  The number of signers shall be at least 500, or two percent of the total number of individuals who voted in the municipality, ward, or other election district at the last preceding municipal general election, whichever is greater.

 

Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 205A.10, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 5.  School district canvassing board.  For the purpose of a recount of a special election conducted under section 126C.17, subdivision 9, or 475.59, the school district canvassing board shall consist of one member of the school board other than the clerk, selected by the board, the clerk of the school board, the county auditor of the county in which the greatest number of school district residents reside maintain residence, the court administrator of the district court of the judicial district in which the greatest number of school district residents reside maintain residence, and the mayor or chair of the town board of the school district's most populous municipality.  Any member of the canvassing board may appoint a designee to appear at the meeting of the board, except that no designee may be a candidate for public office.  If one of the individuals fails to appear at the meeting of the canvassing board, the county auditor shall appoint an eligible voter of the school district, who must not be a member of the school board, to fill the vacancy.  Not more than two school board members shall serve on the canvassing board at one time.  Four members constitute a quorum.

 

The school board shall serve as the school district canvassing board for the election of school board members.

 

Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 205A.12, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 5.  Board elections.  If the proposal for the establishment of election districts is approved by the voters, the board shall specify the election districts from which vacancies shall be filled as they occur until such time as each board member represents an election district.  A candidate for school board in a subsequent election must file an affidavit of candidacy to be elected as a school board member for the election district in which the candidate


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resides maintains residence.  If there are as many election districts as there are members of the board, one and only one member of the board shall be elected from each election district.  In school districts where one or more board members are elected by election districts, candidates must indicate on the affidavit of candidacy the number of the district from which they seek election or, if appropriate, that they seek election from one of the offices elected at large.  If the election districts have two or three members each, the terms of the members must be staggered.  Each board member must be a resident of the election district for which elected but the creation of an election district or a change in election district boundaries shall not disqualify a board member from serving for the remainder of a term.

 

Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 206.89, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 4.  Standard of acceptable performance by voting system.  A comparison of the results compiled by the voting system with the postelection review described in this section must show that the results of the electronic voting system differed by no more than one-half one-quarter of one percent from the manual count of the offices reviewed.  Valid votes that have been marked by the voter outside the vote targets or using a manual marking device that cannot be read by the voting system must not be included in making the determination whether the voting system has met the standard of acceptable performance for any precinct.

 

Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 206.89, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 5.  Additional review.  (a) If the postelection review in one of the reviewed precincts reveals a difference greater than one-half one-quarter of one percent, or greater than two votes in a precinct where 400 800 or fewer voters cast ballots, the postelection review official must, within two days, conduct an additional review of the races indicated in subdivision 3 in at least three precincts in the same jurisdiction where the discrepancy was discovered.  If all precincts in that jurisdiction have been reviewed, the county auditor must immediately publicly select by lot at least three additional precincts for review.  The postelection review official must complete the additional review within two days after the precincts are selected and report the results immediately to the county auditor.  If the second review in any of the reviewed precincts also indicates a difference in the vote totals compiled by the voting system that is greater than one-half one-quarter of one percent from the result indicated by the postelection review, or greater than two votes in a precinct where 400 800 or fewer voters cast ballots, the county auditor must conduct a review of the ballots from all the remaining precincts in the county for the races indicated in subdivision 3.  This review must be completed and the results must be reported to the secretary of state within one week after the second review was completed.

 

(b) If the results from the countywide reviews from one or more counties comprising in the aggregate more than ten percent of the total number of persons voting in the election clearly indicate that an error in vote counting has occurred, the secretary of state must notify the postelection review official of each county in the district that they must conduct manual recounts of all the ballots in the district for the affected office using the procedure outlined in section 204C.35.  The recount must be completed and the results reported to the appropriate canvassing board within two weeks after the postelection review official received notice from the secretary of state.

 

Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 206.90, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 6.  Ballots.  In precincts using optical scan voting systems, a single ballot card on which all ballot information is included must be printed in black ink on white colored material except that marks not to be read by the automatic tabulating equipment may be printed in another color ink.  In state elections, a single ballot title must be used, as provided in sections 204D.08, subdivision 6, and 204D.11, subdivision 1.  In odd-numbered years When both municipal and school district offices or questions appear on the ballot, the single ballot title "City (or Town) and School District Ballot" must be used.

 

On the front of the ballot must be printed the words "Official Ballot" and the date of the election and lines for the initials of at least two election judges.


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When optical scan ballots are used, the offices to be elected must appear in the following order:  federal offices; state legislative offices; constitutional offices; proposed constitutional amendments; county offices and questions; municipal offices and questions; school district offices and questions; special district offices and questions; and judicial offices.

 

On optical scan ballots, the names of candidates and the words "yes" and "no" for ballot questions must be printed as close to their corresponding vote targets as possible.

 

The line on an optical scan ballot for write-in votes must contain the words "write-in, if any."

 

If a primary ballot contains both a partisan ballot and a nonpartisan ballot, the instructions to voters must include a statement that reads substantially as follows:  "This ballot card contains a partisan ballot and a nonpartisan ballot.  On the partisan ballot you are permitted to vote for candidates of one political party only."  If a primary ballot contains political party columns on both sides of the ballot, the instructions to voters must include a statement that reads substantially as follows:  "Additional political parties are printed on the other side of this ballot.  Vote for one political party only."  At the bottom of each political party column on the primary ballot, the ballot must contain a statement that reads substantially as follows:  "Continue voting on the nonpartisan ballot."  The instructions in section 204D.08, subdivision 4, do not apply to optical scan partisan primary ballots.  Electronic ballot displays and audio ballot readers must follow the order of offices and questions on the optical scan or paper ballot used in the same precinct, or the sample ballot posted for that precinct.

 

Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 207A.12, is amended to read:

 

207A.12 CONDUCTING PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION PRIMARY.

 

(a) Except as otherwise provided by law, the presidential nomination primary must be conducted, and the results canvassed and returned, in the manner provided by law for the state primary.

 

(b) An individual seeking to vote at the presidential nomination primary must be registered to vote pursuant to section 201.054, subdivision 1.  The voter must request the ballot of the party for whose candidate the individual wishes to vote.  Notwithstanding section 204C.18, subdivision 1, the election judge must record in the polling place roster the name of the political party whose ballot the voter requested.  When posting voter history pursuant to section 201.171, the county auditor must include the name of the political party whose ballot the voter requested.  The voter instruction posters, pamphlets, and other informational materials prepared for a presidential primary by the secretary of state pursuant to section 204B.27 must include information about the requirements of this paragraph, including a notice that the voter's choice of a political party's ballot will be recorded and is public information.  A voter eligible to cast a ballot as provided in section 5B.06 must be permitted to cast a ballot at the presidential nomination primary consistent with the requirements of that section.

 

(c) Immediately after the state canvassing board declares the results of the presidential nomination primary, the secretary of state must notify the chair of each party of the results.

 

(d) The results of the presidential nomination primary must bind the election of delegates in each party.

 

Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 207A.14, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Sample Example ballots.  No later than 70 days before the presidential nomination primary, the secretary of state must supply each county auditor with sample example ballots to be used at the presidential nomination primary.  The sample example ballots must illustrate the format required for the ballots used in the presidential nomination primary.


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Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 209.021, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Notice filed with court.  If the contest relates to a nomination or election for statewide office, the contestant shall file the notice of contest with the court administrator of District Court in Ramsey County.  For contests relating to any other office, the contestant shall file the notice of contest with the court administrator of district court in the county where the contestee resides maintains residence.

 

If the contest relates to a constitutional amendment, the contestant shall file the notice of contest with the court administrator of District Court in Ramsey County.  If the contest relates to any other question, the contestant shall file the notice of contest with the court administrator of district court for the county or any one of the counties where the question appeared on the ballot.

 

Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 211B.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Soliciting near polling places.  A person may not display campaign material, post signs, ask, solicit, or in any manner try to induce or persuade a voter within a polling place or within 100 feet of the building in which a polling place is situated, or anywhere on the public property on which a polling place is situated, on primary or election day to vote for or refrain from voting for a candidate or ballot question.  A person may not provide political badges, political buttons, or other political insignia to be worn at or about the polling place on the day of a primary or election.  A political badge, political button, or other political insignia may not be worn at or about the polling place on primary or election day.  This section applies only during voting hours and to areas established by the county auditor or municipal clerk for absentee voting as provided in chapter 203B.

 

Nothing in this subdivision prohibits the distribution of "I VOTED" stickers as provided in section 204B.49.

 

Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 367.03, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 6.  Vacancies.  (a) When a vacancy occurs in a town office, the town board shall fill the vacancy by appointment.  Except as provided in paragraph (b), the person appointed shall hold office until the next annual town election, when a successor shall be elected for the unexpired term.

 

(b) When a vacancy occurs in a town office:

 

(1) with more than one year remaining in the term; and

 

(2) on or after the 14th day before the first day to file an affidavit of candidacy for the town election;

 

the vacancy must be filled by appointment.  The person appointed serves until the next annual town election following the election for which affidavits of candidacy are to be filed, when a successor shall be elected for the unexpired term.

 

(c) A vacancy in the office of supervisor must be filled by an appointment committee comprised of the remaining supervisors and the town clerk.

 

(d) Any person appointed to fill the vacancy in the office of supervisor must, upon assuming the office, be an eligible voter, be 21 years of age, and have resided maintained residence in the town for at least 30 days.

 

(e) When, because of a vacancy, more than one supervisor is to be chosen at the same election, candidates for the offices of supervisor shall file for one of the specific terms being filled.


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(f) When, for any reason, the town board or the appointment committee fails to fill a vacancy in the position of an elected town officer by appointment, a special election may be called.  To call a special election, the supervisors and town clerk, or any two of them together with at least 12 other town freeholders, must file a statement in the town clerk's office.  The statement must tell why the election is called and that the interests of the town require the election.  When the town board or the appointment committee fails to fill a vacancy by appointment, a special town election may also be called on petition of 20 percent of the electors of the town.  The percentage is of the number of voters at the last general election.  A special town election must be conducted in the manner required for the annual town election.

 

(g) Law enforcement vacancies must be filled by appointment by the town board.

 

Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 367.25, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Requirement, fee.  Every person elected at a March election, elected at a special election, or appointed to a town office, within ten days after receiving a certificate or notice of election or appointment, shall take and subscribe the oath required by law.  Persons elected at a November election shall take their oath before assuming office.  If taken before the town clerk, the oath shall be administered and certified without fee.

 

Sec. 53.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 412.02, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2a.  Vacancy.  Except as otherwise provided in subdivision 2b, a vacancy in an office shall be filled by council appointment until an election is held as provided in this subdivision.  In case of a tie vote in the council, the mayor shall make the appointment.  If the vacancy occurs before the first day to file affidavits of candidacy for the next regular city election and more than two years remain in the unexpired term, a special election shall be held at or before the next regular city election and the appointed person shall serve until the qualification of a successor elected at a special election to fill the unexpired portion of the term.  If the vacancy occurs on or after the first day to file affidavits of candidacy for the regular city election or when less than two years remain in the unexpired term, there need not be a special election to fill the vacancy and the appointed person shall serve until the qualification of a successor.  The council must specify by ordinance under what circumstances it will hold a special election to fill a vacancy other than a special election held at the same time as the regular city election.

 

All of the provisions of the Minnesota Election Law are applicable to special elections as far as practicable.

 

Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 447.32, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 4.  Candidates; ballots; certifying election.  A person who wants to be a candidate for the hospital board shall file an affidavit of candidacy for the election either as member at large or as a member representing the city or town where the candidate resides maintains residence.  The affidavit of candidacy must be filed with the city or town clerk not more than 98 days nor less than 84 days before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of the year in which the general election is held.  The city or town clerk must forward the affidavits of candidacy to the clerk of the hospital district or, for the first election, the clerk of the most populous city or town immediately after the last day of the filing period.  A candidate may withdraw from the election by filing an affidavit of withdrawal with the clerk of the district no later than 5:00 p.m. two days after the last day to file affidavits of candidacy.

 

Voting must be by secret ballot.  The clerk shall prepare, at the expense of the district, necessary ballots for the election of officers.  Ballots must be prepared as provided in the rules of the secretary of state.  The ballots must be marked and initialed by at least two judges as official ballots and used exclusively at the election.  Any proposition to be voted on may be printed on the ballot provided for the election of officers.  The hospital board may also


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authorize the use of voting systems subject to chapter 206.  Enough election judges may be appointed to receive the votes at each polling place.  The election judges shall act as clerks of election, count the ballots cast, and submit them to the board for canvass.

 

After canvassing the election, the board shall issue a certificate of election to the candidate who received the largest number of votes cast for each office.  The clerk shall deliver the certificate to the person entitled to it in person or by certified mail.  Each person certified shall file an acceptance and oath of office in writing with the clerk within 30 days after the date of delivery or mailing of the certificate.  The board may fill any office as provided in subdivision 1 if the person elected fails to qualify within 30 days, but qualification is effective if made before the board acts to fill the vacancy."

 

Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to elections; making technical and policy changes to provisions related to elections administration including provisions related to voting, voter registration, polling places, ballots, recounts, contests, candidates, and various other election-related provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 5B.06; 201.071, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 8; 201.12, subdivision 2; 201.121, subdivision 3; 201.13, subdivision 3; 201.1611, subdivision 1; 201.225, subdivision 2; 202A.16, subdivision 1; 203B.04, subdivision 1; 203B.081, subdivisions 1, 2; 203B.12, subdivision 7; 203B.121, subdivision 4; 203B.16, subdivision 2; 203B.24, subdivision 1; 204B.06, subdivision 4a; 204B.09, subdivisions 1, 3; 204B.16, subdivision 1; 204B.19, subdivision 6; 204B.21, subdivision 2; 204B.36, subdivision 2; 204B.45, subdivision 2; 204B.46; 204C.05, subdivisions 1a, 1b; 204C.21, subdivision 1; 204C.27; 204C.33, subdivision 3; 204C.35, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 204C.36, subdivision 1; 204D.08, subdivision 4; 204D.13, subdivision 1; 204D.27, subdivision 5; 204D.28, subdivisions 9, 10; 205.13, subdivision 5; 205A.10, subdivision 5; 205A.12, subdivision 5; 206.89, subdivisions 4, 5; 206.90, subdivision 6; 207A.12; 207A.14, subdivision 2; 209.021, subdivision 2; 211B.11, subdivision 1; 367.03, subdivision 6; 367.25, subdivision 1; 412.02, subdivision 2a; 447.32, subdivision 4."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Carlson, L., from the Committee on Ways and Means to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1500, A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying requirements for a noncompliant driver's license or Minnesota identification card and making related changes, including on eligibility, proof of lawful presence, primary and secondary documentation, discrimination, voter registration, and data practices; making technical changes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.6905, by adding a subdivision; 171.04, subdivision 5; 171.06, subdivision 3, by adding subdivisions; 171.07, subdivisions 1, 3; 171.12, subdivisions 7a, 9, by adding subdivisions; 201.061, subdivision 3; 363A.28, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.015, subdivision 7.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"ARTICLE 1

LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS

 

Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.04, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


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Subd. 5.  Temporary lawful admission.  The commissioner is prohibited from issuing a driver's license or Minnesota identification card to an applicant whose having a lawful temporary admission period, as demonstrated under section 171.06, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2), that expires within 30 days of the date of the application.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.06, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Contents of application; other information.  (a) An application must:

 

(1) state the full name, date of birth, sex, and either (i) the residence address of the applicant, or (ii) designated address under section 5B.05;

 

(2) as may be required by the commissioner, contain a description of the applicant and any other facts pertaining to the applicant, the applicant's driving privileges, and the applicant's ability to operate a motor vehicle with safety;

 

(3) state:

 

(i) the applicant's Social Security number; or

 

(ii) if the applicant does not have a Social Security number and is applying for a Minnesota identification card, instruction permit, or class D provisional or driver's license, that the applicant certifies that the applicant is not eligible for a Social Security number;

 

(4) contain a notification to the applicant of the availability of a living will/health care directive designation on the license under section 171.07, subdivision 7; and

 

(5) contain spaces where the applicant may:

 

(i) request a veteran designation on the license under section 171.07, subdivision 15, and the driving record under section 171.12, subdivision 5a;

 

(ii) indicate a desire to make an anatomical gift under paragraph (d); and

 

(iii) as applicable, designate document retention as provided under section 171.12, subdivision 3c.

 

(b) Applications must be accompanied by satisfactory evidence demonstrating:

 

(1) identity, date of birth, and any legal name change if applicable; and

 

(2) for driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards that meet all requirements of the REAL ID Act:

 

(i) principal residence address in Minnesota, including application for a change of address, unless the applicant provides a designated address under section 5B.05;

 

(ii) Social Security number, or related documentation as applicable; and

 

(iii) lawful status, as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 6, section 37.3.

 

(c) An application for an enhanced driver's license or enhanced identification card must be accompanied by:

 

(1) satisfactory evidence demonstrating the applicant's full legal name and United States citizenship; and

 

(2) a photographic identity document.


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Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 7.  Noncompliant license or identification card; lawful status.  (a) A person is not required to demonstrate United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States in order to obtain a noncompliant driver's license or identification card.

 

(b) Minnesota Rules, part 7410.0410, or successor rules, does not apply for an application under this subdivision.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 8.  Noncompliant license or identification card; general requirements.  (a) A document submitted under this subdivision or subdivision 9 or 10 must be legible and unaltered, an original or a copy certified by the issuing agency, and accompanied by a certified translation or an affidavit of translation into English if the document is not in English.

 

(b) A document submitted under this subdivision or subdivision 9 or 10 must (1) be issued to or provided for the applicant, and (2) include the applicant's name.

 

(c) If the applicant's current legal name is different from the name on a document submitted under subdivision 9 or 10, the applicant must submit:

 

(1) a certified copy of a court order that specifies the applicant's name change;

 

(2) a certified copy of the applicant's certificate of marriage;

 

(3) a certified copy of a divorce decree or dissolution of marriage that specifies the applicant's name change, issued by a court; or

 

(4) similar documentation of a lawful change of name as determined by the commissioner.

 

Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 9.  Noncompliant license or identification card; primary documents.  (a) For an application under subdivision 7, primary documents under Minnesota Rules, part 7410.0400, subpart 2, or successor rules, include the following: 

 

(1) a driver's license or identification card issued under subdivision 7 that is current or has been expired for five years or less;

 

(2) an unexpired foreign passport or a foreign consular identification document that bears a photograph of the applicant;

 

(3) a certified birth certificate issued by a foreign jurisdiction; and

 

(4) one or more of the documents identified under subdivision 10 that, whether solely or combined, contain the applicant's name and date of birth and a photograph of the applicant.

 

(b) A document submitted under this subdivision must contain security features that make the document as impervious to alteration as is reasonably practicable in its design and quality of material and technology.


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(c) For purposes of this subdivision and subdivision 10, "foreign" means a jurisdiction that is not, and is not within, the United States, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, or a territory of the United States.

 

Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 10.  Noncompliant license or identification card; secondary documents.  (a) For an application under subdivision 7, secondary documents under Minnesota Rules, part 7410.0400, subpart 3, or successor rules, include the following:

 

(1) a second document listed under subdivision 9, paragraph (a);

 

(2) a notice of action on or proof of submission of a completed Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Form I-589;

 

(3) a certificate of eligibility for nonimmigrant student status issued by United States Department of Homeland Security, Form I-20;

 

(4) a certificate of eligibility for exchange visitor status issued by the United States Department of State, Form DS-2019;

 

(5) a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival approval notice issued by United States Department of Homeland Security;

 

(6) an employment authorization document issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Form I-688, Form I-688A, Form I-688B, or Form I-766;

 

(7) a document issued by the Social Security Administration with an individual taxpayer identification number;

 

(8) mortgage documents for the applicant's residence;

 

(9) a filed property deed or title for the applicant's residence;

 

(10) a United States high school identification card with a certified transcript from the school;

 

(11) a Minnesota college or university identification card with a certified transcript from the college or university;

 

(12) a Social Security card;

 

(13) a Minnesota unemployment insurance benefit statement issued no more than 90 days before the application;

 

(14) a valid identification card for health benefits or an assistance or social services program;

 

(15) a Minnesota vehicle certificate of title issued no more than 12 months before the application;

 

(16) an unexpired Selective Service card;

 

(17) military orders that are still in effect at the time of application;

 

(18) a certified copy of the applicant's certificate of marriage;


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(19) a certified copy of a court order that specifies the applicant's name change;

 

(20) a certified copy of a divorce decree or dissolution of marriage that specifies the applicant's name change, issued by a court;

 

(21) any of the following documents issued by a foreign jurisdiction:

 

(i) a driver's license that is current or has been expired for five years or less;

 

(ii) a high school, college, or university student identification card with a certified transcript from the school;

 

(iii) an official high school, college, or university transcript that includes the applicant's date of birth and a photograph of the applicant at the age the record was issued; and

 

(iv) a federal electoral photographic card issued on or after January 1, 1991; and

 

(22) additional documents as determined by the commissioner.

 

(b) A document submitted as a primary document under subdivision 9, paragraph (a), clause (3), may not be submitted as a secondary document under this subdivision.

 

Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  License; contents and design.  (a) Upon the payment of the required fee, the department shall issue to every qualifying applicant a license designating the type or class of vehicles the applicant is authorized to drive as applied for.  This license must bear:  (1) a distinguishing number assigned to the licensee; (2) the licensee's full name and date of birth; (3) either (i) the licensee's residence address, or (ii) the designated address under section 5B.05; (4) a description of the licensee in a manner as the commissioner deems necessary; (5) the usual signature of the licensee; and (6) designations and markings as provided in this section.  No license is valid unless it bears the usual signature of the licensee.  Every license must bear a colored photograph or an electronically produced image of the licensee.

 

(b) If the United States Postal Service will not deliver mail to the applicant's residence address as listed on the license, then the applicant shall provide verification from the United States Postal Service that mail will not be delivered to the applicant's residence address and that mail will be delivered to a specified alternate mailing address.  When an applicant provides an alternate mailing address under this subdivision, the commissioner shall use the alternate mailing address in lieu of the applicant's residence address for all notices and mailings to the applicant.

 

(c) Every license issued to an applicant under the age of 21 must be of a distinguishing color and plainly marked "Under-21."

 

(d) A license issued to an applicant age 65 or over must be plainly marked "senior" if requested by the applicant.

 

(e) Except for an enhanced driver's license or a noncompliant license, a license must bear a distinguishing indicator for compliance with requirements of the REAL ID Act.

 

(f) A noncompliant license must:

 

(1) be marked "not for federal identification" on the face and in the machine-readable portion; and

 

(2) have a unique design or color indicator.


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(g) A noncompliant license issued under section 171.06, subdivision 7, must be marked "not for voting" on the back side and must bear no other indication regarding lawful presence of the license holder.

 

(h) A REAL ID compliant license issued to a person with temporary lawful status must be marked "temporary" on the face and in the machine-readable portion.

 

(h) (i) A license must display the licensee's full name or no fewer than 39 characters of the name.  Any necessary truncation must begin with the last character of the middle name and proceed through the second letter of the middle name, followed by the last character of the first name and proceeding through the second letter of the first name.

 

Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Identification card; content and design; fee.  (a) Upon payment of the required fee, the department shall issue to every qualifying applicant a Minnesota identification card.  The department may not issue a Minnesota identification card to an individual who has a driver's license, other than a limited license.  The department may not issue an enhanced identification card to an individual who is under 16 years of age, not a resident of this state, or not a citizen of the United States of America.  The card must bear:  (1) a distinguishing number assigned to the applicant; (2) a colored photograph or an electronically produced image of the applicant; (3) the applicant's full name and date of birth; (4) either (i) the licensee's residence address, or (ii) the designated address under section 5B.05; (5) a description of the applicant in the manner as the commissioner deems necessary; (6) the usual signature of the applicant; and (7) designations and markings provided under this section.

 

(b) If the United States Postal Service will not deliver mail to the applicant's residence address as listed on the Minnesota identification card, then the applicant shall provide verification from the United States Postal Service that mail will not be delivered to the applicant's residence address and that mail will be delivered to a specified alternate mailing address.  When an applicant provides an alternate mailing address under this subdivision, the commissioner shall use the alternate mailing address in lieu of the applicant's residence address for all notices and mailings to the applicant.

 

(c) Each identification card issued to an applicant under the age of 21 must be of a distinguishing color and plainly marked "Under-21."

 

(d) Each Minnesota identification card must be plainly marked "Minnesota identification card - not a driver's license."

 

(e) Except for an enhanced identification card or a noncompliant identification card, a Minnesota identification card must bear a distinguishing indicator for compliance with requirements of the REAL ID Act.

 

(f) A noncompliant identification card must:

 

(1) be marked "not for federal identification" on the face and in the machine-readable portion; and

 

(2) have a unique design or color indicator.

 

(g) A noncompliant identification card issued under section 171.06, subdivision 7, must be marked "not for voting" on the back side and must bear no other indication regarding lawful presence of the identification card holder.

 

(h) A Minnesota REAL ID compliant identification card issued to a person with temporary lawful status must be marked "temporary" on the face and in the machine-readable portion.


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(h) (i) A Minnesota identification card must display the cardholder's full name or no fewer than 39 characters of the name.  Any necessary truncation must begin with the last character of the middle name and proceed through the second letter of the middle name, followed by the last character of the first name and proceeding through the second letter of the first name.

 

(i) (j) The fee for a Minnesota identification card is 50 cents when issued to a person who is developmentally disabled, as defined in section 252A.02, subdivision 2; a physically disabled person, as defined in section 169.345, subdivision 2; or, a person with mental illness, as described in section 245.462, subdivision 20, paragraph (c).

 

Sec. 9.  APPROPRIATIONS.

 

(a) $267,000 in fiscal year 2019 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of public safety to implement the requirements of this act.  This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2020.

 

(b) $76,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $77,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of human rights for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, sections 171.12 and 363A.28, subdivision 11.  The base is $77,000 in each year for fiscal years 2022 and 2023.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  Paragraph (a) is effective the day following final enactment.  Paragraph (b) is effective July 1, 2019.

 

Sec. 10.  REPEALER.

 

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.015, subdivision 7, is repealed.

 

Sec. 11.  EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Unless provided otherwise, this act is effective August 1, 2019, for driver's license and Minnesota identification card applications and issuance on or after that date.

 

ARTICLE 2

RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS

 

Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 13.6905, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 36.  Noncompliant license or identification card; lawful status.  Data on certain noncompliant driver's licenses or identification cards are governed by section 171.12, subdivisions 11 and 12.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.12, subdivision 7a, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 7a.  Disclosure of personal information.  (a) The commissioner shall disclose personal information where the use is related to the operation of a motor vehicle or to public safety.  The use of personal information is related to public safety if it concerns the physical safety or security of drivers, vehicles, pedestrians, or property.  The commissioner may refuse to disclose data under this subdivision when the commissioner concludes that the requester is likely to use the data for illegal, improper, or noninvestigative purposes.  Nothing in this paragraph authorizes disclosure of data restricted under subdivision 11.

 

(b) The commissioner shall disclose personal information to the secretary of state for the purpose of increasing voter registration and improving the accuracy of voter registration records in the statewide voter registration system.  The secretary of state may not retain data provided by the commissioner under this subdivision for more than 60 days.


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Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.12, subdivision 9, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 9.  Driving record disclosure to law enforcement.  Except as restricted under subdivision 11, the commissioner shall also furnish driving records, without charge, to chiefs of police, county sheriffs, prosecuting attorneys, and other law enforcement agencies with the power to arrest.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.12, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 11.  Certain data on noncompliant license or identification card; department and agents.  (a) The commissioner must not share or disseminate outside of the division of the department administering driver licensing any data on individuals indicating or otherwise having the effect of identifying that the individual applied for, was denied, or was issued a noncompliant driver's license or identification card under section 171.06, subdivision 7.

 

(b) A driver's license agent must not share or disseminate, other than to the division of the department administering driver licensing, any data on individuals indicating or otherwise having the effect of identifying that the individual applied for, was denied, or was issued a noncompliant driver's license or identification card under section 171.06, subdivision 7.

 

(c) Data under paragraphs (a) and (b) includes but is not limited to information related to documents submitted under section 171.06, subdivision 8, 9, or 10.

 

(d) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, this subdivision prohibits the commissioner and a driver's license agent from sharing or disseminating the data described in paragraphs (a) to (c) with any entity otherwise authorized to obtain data under subdivision 7, any political subdivision, any state agency as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 17, or any federal entity.

 

Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.12, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 12.  Certain data on noncompliant license or identification card; criminal justice.  (a) A criminal justice agency, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 3a, must not take any action on the basis of:  (1) noncompliant driver's license or identification card issuance under section 171.06, subdivision 7; or (2) a marking under section 171.07, subdivision 1, paragraph (g), or 3, paragraph (g).

 

(b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) includes but is not limited to:

 

(1) criminal investigation;

 

(2) detention, search, or arrest;

 

(3) evaluation of citizenship or immigration status; and

 

(4) recording, maintenance, sharing, or disseminating data indicating or otherwise having the effect of identifying that the individual was issued a noncompliant driver's license or identification card under section 171.06, subdivision 7.

 

(c) Nothing in this subdivision prevents a criminal justice agency from the performance of official duties independent of using the data described in paragraph (a).


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Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.12, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 13.  Noncompliant license or identification card; nondiscrimination.  It is a violation under sections 363A.09, 363A.11, 363A.12, and 363A.13, to discriminate against a person because the person applied for, was denied, was issued, or presents a noncompliant driver's license or identification card under section 171.06, subdivision 7.

 

Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.12, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 14.  Civil penalty.  (a) A person or entity is subject to a civil penalty if the person or entity:

 

(1) shares or disseminates any data in violation of subdivision 11 or 12;

 

(2) shares or disseminates any data described in subdivision 11 or 12 in violation of state or federal law or policies of the department; or

 

(3) performs an act in violation of subdivision 13.

 

(b) Consistent with the provisions of chapter 14, the commissioner of human rights may impose a civil penalty in an amount up to $10,000, if upon investigation and determination under the authority granted in section 363A.06 the commissioner determines a violation under this subdivision has occurred.  This penalty is in addition to any rights available or duties imposed under section 363A.28.

 

Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 363A.28, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 11.  National origin discrimination; evidence.  Discrimination prohibited by this chapter that is based on application for a noncompliant driver's license or identification card under section 171.06, subdivision 7, or based on use of a noncompliant driver's license or identification card marked as provided in section 171.07, subdivision 1, paragraph (g), or 3, paragraph (g), is prima facie evidence of national origin discrimination.

 

ARTICLE 3

ELECTIONS

 

Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 201.061, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Election day registration.  (a) An individual who is eligible to vote may register on election day by appearing in person at the polling place for the precinct in which the individual maintains residence, by completing a registration application, making an oath in the form prescribed by the secretary of state and providing proof of residence.  An individual may prove residence for purposes of registering by:

 

(1) presenting a driver's license or Minnesota identification card issued pursuant to section 171.07 that is not marked as provided in section 171.07, subdivision 1, paragraph (g), or 3, paragraph (g);

 

(2) presenting any document approved by the secretary of state as proper identification;

 

(3) presenting one of the following:

 

(i) a current valid student identification card from a postsecondary educational institution in Minnesota, if a list of students from that institution has been prepared under section 135A.17 and certified to the county auditor in the manner provided in rules of the secretary of state; or


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(ii) a current student fee statement that contains the student's valid address in the precinct together with a picture identification card; or

 

(4) having a voter who is registered to vote in the precinct, or an employee employed by and working in a residential facility in the precinct and vouching for a resident in the facility, sign an oath in the presence of the election judge vouching that the voter or employee personally knows that the individual is a resident of the precinct.  A voter who has been vouched for on election day may not sign a proof of residence oath vouching for any other individual on that election day.  A voter who is registered to vote in the precinct may sign up to eight proof‑of‑residence oaths on any election day.  This limitation does not apply to an employee of a residential facility described in this clause.  The secretary of state shall provide a form for election judges to use in recording the number of individuals for whom a voter signs proof-of-residence oaths on election day.  The form must include space for the maximum number of individuals for whom a voter may sign proof-of-residence oaths.  For each proof‑of-residence oath, the form must include a statement that the individual:  (i) is registered to vote in the precinct or is an employee of a residential facility in the precinct, (ii) personally knows that the voter is a resident of the precinct, and (iii) is making the statement on oath.  The form must include a space for the voter's printed name, signature, telephone number, and address.

 

The oath required by this subdivision and Minnesota Rules, part 8200.9939, must be attached to the voter registration application.

 

(b) The operator of a residential facility shall prepare a list of the names of its employees currently working in the residential facility and the address of the residential facility.  The operator shall certify the list and provide it to the appropriate county auditor no less than 20 days before each election for use in election day registration.

 

(c) "Residential facility" means transitional housing as defined in section 256E.33, subdivision 1; a supervised living facility licensed by the commissioner of health under section 144.50, subdivision 6; a nursing home as defined in section 144A.01, subdivision 5; a residence registered with the commissioner of health as a housing with services establishment as defined in section 144D.01, subdivision 4; a veterans home operated by the board of directors of the Minnesota Veterans Homes under chapter 198; a residence licensed by the commissioner of human services to provide a residential program as defined in section 245A.02, subdivision 14; a residential facility for persons with a developmental disability licensed by the commissioner of human services under section 252.28; setting authorized to provide housing support as defined in section 256I.03, subdivision 3; a shelter for battered women as defined in section 611A.37, subdivision 4; or a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter or dwelling designed to provide temporary living accommodations for the homeless.

 

(d) For tribal band members, an individual may prove residence for purposes of registering by:

 

(1) presenting an identification card issued by the tribal government of a tribe recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior, that contains the name, address, signature, and picture of the individual; or

 

(2) presenting an identification card issued by the tribal government of a tribe recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior, that contains the name, signature, and picture of the individual and also presenting one of the documents listed in Minnesota Rules, part 8200.5100, subpart 2, item B.

 

(e) A county, school district, or municipality may require that an election judge responsible for election day registration initial each completed registration application.


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Sec. 2.  COUNTY NOTIFICATION; ELECTION JUDGE TRAINING.

 

(a) The secretary of state shall inform each county auditor that a driver's license or Minnesota identification card must not be used or accepted for voter registration purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 201.061, if it is marked as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 171.07, subdivision 1, paragraph (g), or 3, paragraph (g).

 

(b) Each county auditor must inform all election officials and election judges hired for an election that driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards identified under paragraph (a) must not be used or accepted for voter registration purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 201.061.  County auditors and municipal clerks must include this information in all election judge training courses.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective January 1, 2020."

 

Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying requirements for a noncompliant driver's license or Minnesota identification card and making related changes, including on eligibility, proof of lawful presence, primary and secondary documentation, discrimination, voter registration, and data practices; making technical changes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.6905, by adding a subdivision; 171.04, subdivision 5; 171.06, subdivision 3, by adding subdivisions; 171.07, subdivisions 1, 3; 171.12, subdivisions 7a, 9, by adding subdivisions; 201.061, subdivision 3; 363A.28, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.015, subdivision 7."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Hausman from the Housing Finance and Policy Division to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1511, A bill for an act relating to housing; expanding eligibility for discretionary and mandatory expungements for eviction case court files; limiting public access to pending eviction case court actions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 484.014, subdivisions 2, 3; 504B.321, by adding a subdivision.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, line 8, delete "(a)"

 

Page 1, delete lines 15 and 16

 

Page 2, line 8, delete "or"

 

Page 2, after line 8, insert:

 

"(5) if the court finds an eviction was ordered at least three years prior to the date the expungement was filed; or"

 

Page 2, line 9, delete "(5)" and insert "(6)"


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Page 2, line 14, delete "and" and insert a period and before "the" insert "If" and delete "no"

 

Page 2, line 15, before the period, insert ", the court file remains a nonpublic record"

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Lesch from the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1521, A bill for an act relating to family law; requiring the court to provide certain notices; modifying requirements for parent education program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 518.157, subdivisions 1, 3.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, line 21, after the comma, insert "the court shall order"

 

Page 2, line 1, strike "shall attend" and insert "to attend or take online"

 

Page 2, line 3, reinstate the stricken language

 

 

Amended without further recommendation.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Poppe from the Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1530, A bill for an act relating to veterinary medicine; providing immunity for animal cruelty reporting; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 343.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Youakim from the Committee on Education Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1559, A bill for an act relating to education; requiring paid orientation for paraprofessionals; appropriating money for paraprofessional training; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 125A.08.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.


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Youakim from the Committee on Education Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1566, A bill for an act relating to education; education finance; substance misuse prevention; providing a grant for substance misuse prevention instruction; requiring a report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.021, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 2, line 25, delete everything after the period

 

Page 2, delete lines 26 to 27

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Hornstein from the Transportation Finance and Policy Division to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1623, A bill for an act relating to transportation; making miscellaneous policy changes, including but not limited to provisions governing bicycles, school bus warning lights, driver's license suspension, airport zoning, legislative route removals, and memorial highways and bridges; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 3.972, subdivision 4; 13.461, by adding a subdivision; 13.72, subdivision 10; 160.02, subdivision 1a; 161.115, subdivision 111; 161.14, by adding subdivisions; 161.32, subdivision 2; 168A.29, subdivision 1; 169.011, subdivisions 5, 9; 169.18, subdivisions 3, 7; 169.20, by adding a subdivision; 169.222, subdivisions 1, 4; 169.442, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; 169.448, subdivision 1; 169.4503, subdivisions 5, 13, by adding a subdivision; 169.55, subdivision 1; 169.57, subdivision 3; 169.64, subdivisions 3, 8, by adding a subdivision; 169.81, by adding a subdivision; 169.8261, subdivision 2; 169.829, subdivision 4; 169.92, subdivision 4; 171.041; 171.06, subdivision 2; 171.16, subdivisions 2, 3; 171.18, subdivision 1; 174.12, subdivision 8; 299A.705; 360.013, by adding a subdivision; 360.017, subdivision 1; 360.021, subdivision 1; 360.024; 360.062; 360.063, subdivisions 1, 3; 360.064, subdivision 1; 360.065, subdivision 1; 360.066, subdivision 1; 360.067, by adding a subdivision; 360.071, subdivision 2; 360.305, subdivision 6; 394.22, by adding a subdivision; 394.23; 394.231; 394.25, subdivision 3; 462.352, by adding a subdivision; 462.355, subdivision 1; 462.357, subdivision 9, by adding a subdivision; 473.13, by adding a subdivision; 473.386, by adding a subdivision; 574.26, subdivision 1a; Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 11, section 38, subdivisions 5, 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 299A; 360; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 168.013, subdivision 21; 360.063, subdivision 4; 360.065, subdivision 2; 360.066, subdivisions 1a, 1b.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Persell from the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1713, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying application of protections for threatened and endangered species; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.0895, subdivision 2.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.


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Wagenius from the Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1798, A bill for an act relating to energy; correcting incorrect references; amending Laws 2017, chapter 94, article 10, sections 28; 29.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Youakim from the Committee on Education Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1868, A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying speech and press rights of student journalists in grades 6 through 12; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, line 11, delete "public school, including a" and insert "school district or"

 

Page 1, line 18, delete "public school" and insert "school district or charter school"

 

Page 2, line 20, delete "libelous or slanderous" and insert "defamatory"

 

Page 2, line 22, delete "incites"

 

Page 2, line 23, delete "behavior that creates a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts" and insert "is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action"

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Persell from the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1885, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; increasing watercraft surcharge; creating invasive species research account and dedicating receipts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 84D.15; 86B.415, subdivision 7.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

 

      H. F. Nos. 70, 141, 400, 758, 826, 1061, 1521, 1713, 1798 and 1868 were read for the second time.


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INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

 

      The following House Files were introduced:

 

 

Hansen introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2081, A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for certain reimbursements to deputy registrars.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Hansen introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2082, A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for deputy registrar reimbursements.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Considine introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2083, A bill for an act relating to corrections; authorizing a jail to share certain inmate mental illness information with a local county social services agency; extending retention of certain criminal gang investigative data; reestablishing the ombudsman for corrections; establishing the powers and duties of the ombudsman; establishing guidelines for the use of administrative and disciplinary segregation in state correctional institutions; requiring a report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.851, by adding a subdivision; 15A.0815, subdivision 3; 243.48, subdivision 1; 299C.091, subdivision 5; 641.15, subdivision 3a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 241; 243.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Fischer introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2084, A bill for an act relating to water; extending Legislative Water Commission; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 3.886, subdivision 6.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Nornes introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2085, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money to acquire a building in Otter Tail County for use by the Department of Human Services; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2086, A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing a budget for military affairs and veterans affairs.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Nelson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2087, A bill for an act relating to the operation of state government; appropriating money for the legislature, the governor's office, state auditor, attorney general, secretary of state, certain agencies, boards, and councils; changing provisions for administrative law judge salaries, revolving loan fund, cemeteries, and MERF; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 15A.083, subdivision 6a; 16A.28, subdivision 1; 16B.86; 16B.87; 307.08; 353.27, subdivision 3c; 353.505.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Daniels introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2088, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing a construction exemption for certain government services facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Lesch introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2089, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income and corporate franchise; providing a credit for employers of reservists; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2090, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing a construction exemption for certain public safety facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2091, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing for a vendor allowance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 297A.77, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 297A.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.


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Lislegard, Wolgamott, Lueck and Daudt introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2092, A bill for an act relating to workforce development; appropriating money for a preapprenticeship training pilot program; requiring a report.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Poppe, Pelowski, Drazkowski, Anderson, Brand, Hansen and Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2093, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; expanding a disaster recovery loan program; providing a retroactive effective date; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 41B.047, subdivisions 1, 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Liebling, Schomacker, Noor and Olson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2094, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying certain direct support services reimbursement rates.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Gunther introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2095, A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the city of Pemberton to issue an on-sale license.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

 

Nornes, Persell, Anderson, Ecklund, Backer, Fabian, Poston and Heintzeman introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2096, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; modifying family-owned resorts provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 273.13, subdivision 22.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Freiberg and Robbins introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2097, A bill for an act relating to local government; modifying Hennepin County library director qualifications; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 383B.241.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Gunther, Poppe, Wolgamott, Mahoney, Edelson, Robbins and Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2098, A bill for an act relating to workforce development; appropriating money for a grant to the Minnesota Grocers Association Foundation for the Carts to Careers initiative.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Brand, Sauke, Mann, Lippert, Morrison, Considine, Elkins, Halverson, Huot and Fischer introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2099, A bill for an act relating to health; requiring prompt filling of prescriptions for specialty drugs by mail order pharmacies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

 

Wolgamott, Hamilton, Albright, Daniels, Zerwas, Franson, Klevorn, Bierman, Poppe, Kiel, Morrison, Nornes and Halverson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2100, A bill for an act relating to higher education; appropriating money for the spinal cord and traumatic brain injury research grant program.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Theis, Robbins, O'Driscoll, Heinrich, Garofalo, Lucero, O'Neill, Green, Gruenhagen, Neu, Layman, Nornes, Backer, Baker, Boe, Daudt, Koznick, Anderson, Demuth, Albright, Hamilton, Johnson, Franson, Mekeland, Swedzinski, Davids, Pierson, Daniels, Gunther, Heintzeman, Torkelson, Jurgens, Erickson, Urdahl and McDonald introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2101, A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected with certain exceptions; providing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Sandstede, Ecklund and Lislegard introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2102, A bill for an act relating to education; amending effective date of statutory changes to unrequested leave of absence provisions; amending Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, sections 21; 22; 58.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy.

 

 

Sandstede introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2103, A bill for an act relating to education; modifying grounds for revocation, suspension, or denial of a teaching license; codifying the code of ethics for teachers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 122A.175, subdivision 2; 122A.18, subdivision 8; 122A.20, subdivisions 1, 2; 214.01, subdivision 3; 626.556, subdivisions 10, 11; 631.40, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 122A; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 8710.2100, subparts 1, 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy.


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Haley, Lesch, Mahoney and Swedzinski introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2104, A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempt entities; categorizing a nuclear decommissioning reserve fund as an exempt entity; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 290.05, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Lee and Dehn introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2105, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an outdoor performance venue in Minneapolis; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Lee and Dehn introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2106, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an outdoor performance venue in Minneapolis; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Wolgamott introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2107, A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for United Way of Central Minnesota for Promise Neighborhood of Central Minnesota; requiring a report.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2108, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for access roads and a public campground in Crane Lake for the Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Haley introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2109, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a rail grade separation project in the city of Red Wing; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Lien introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2110, A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the maximum amount of long-term facilities revenue for school districts that have adjusted their buildings' square footage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.595, subdivisions 1, 2, 7.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Kotyza-Witthuhn, Youakim, Erickson and Murphy introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2111, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a grant to Reach Out and Read Minnesota program.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Vang, Poppe, Jurgens and Zerwas introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2112, A bill for an act relating to government operations; agriculture; authorizing expedited rulemaking for industrial hemp; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 18K.06.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Gomez introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2113, A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for county probation services.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Moran introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2114, A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for a grant to Face to Face Health and Counseling Service.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Christensen introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2115, A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing funding to area learning centers; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 123A.05, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 127A.47, subdivision 7.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Noor; Long; Xiong, J.; Her and Mariani introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2116, A bill for an act relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Somali Museum of Minnesota.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Freiberg, Fischer, Lee and Carlson, L., introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2117, A bill for an act relating to elections; enacting the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 208.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Koegel introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2118, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the National Sports Center in Blaine; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Murphy introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2119, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a grant or a loan to the city of Two Harbors for a new wastewater treatment plant; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Noor introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2120, A bill for an act relating to economic development; authorizing a grant to Hennepin County; appropriating money.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Brand, Petersburg, Poppe, Theis, Ecklund, Wolgamott, Lien, Cantrell, Lislegard, Sandstede, Persell, Hornstein and Lippert introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2121, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the local road improvement fund program; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Nelson, Kresha, Lillie, Schomacker and Koegel introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2122, A bill for an act relating to labor; ratifying SEIU healthcare agreement.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Kiel, Poppe and Fabian introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2123, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for innovative agricultural production incentive programs.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Gunther and Considine introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2124, A bill for an act relating to corrections; appropriating money for sentence to service grants.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Marquart; Carlson, L.; Xiong, T., and Lislegard introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2125, A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing conformity and nonconformity to certain federal tax law changes; modifying individual income and corporate franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, property taxes, local government aids, tobacco taxes, special taxes, and other miscellaneous taxes and tax provisions; expanding and increasing working family credit; expanding and modifying threshold for social security subtraction; modifying the qualified data center exemption; changing qualification and application provisions for the senior property tax deferral program; providing a riparian buffer credit; providing an increase to local government aid and county program aid; reinstating the inflator for the state general levy; reinstating the annual indexing for the cigarette tax; reinstating a higher rate for premium cigars; eliminating the increase in the estate tax exclusion amount; modifying sales tax exemptions for local governments and nonprofits; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 116J.8737, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12; 270A.03, subdivision 5; 272.115, subdivision 1; 273.124, subdivisions 13, 13c, 13d, 14; 273.1245, subdivision 1; 273.13, subdivision 35; 273.1315, subdivision 2; 273.1384, subdivision 2; 273.1392; 273.1393; 275.025, subdivision 1; 275.065, subdivision 3; 276.04, subdivision 2; 287.21, subdivision 1; 289A.08, subdivisions 1, 7; 289A.10, subdivision 1; 289A.11, by adding a subdivision; 289A.20, by adding a subdivision; 289A.60, subdivision 29; 290.01, subdivisions 29a, 31, by adding subdivisions; 290.0131, subdivisions 1, 3, 12, 13, by adding subdivisions; 290.0132, subdivisions 1, 7, 20, 26, by adding subdivisions; 290.0133, subdivision 6; 290.032, subdivision 2; 290.05, subdivision 3; 290.06, subdivisions 2c, 2d, 2h; 290.0671, subdivisions 1, 7; 290.0672, subdivision 2; 290.0681, subdivisions 3, 4; 290.0684, subdivision 2; 290.0802, subdivision 2; 290.091, subdivision 3; 290.0921, subdivisions 1, 8; 290.0922, subdivision 1; 290.095, subdivision 2; 290.21, by adding a subdivision; 290.92, subdivision 1; 290A.03, subdivision 12; 290A.04, subdivision 4; 290B.03, subdivision 1; 290B.04, subdivision 1; 291.016, subdivision 3; 297A.66; 297A.68, subdivisions 25, 42; 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 297A.83, subdivision 1; 297B.03; 297F.01, subdivision 13a; 297F.05, subdivisions 3a, 4a, by adding a subdivision; 469.316, subdivision 1; 477A.03, subdivisions 2a, 2b; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, sections 289A.02, subdivision 7; 289A.12, subdivision 14; 289A.35; 290.01, subdivision 19; 290.0131, subdivision 10; 290.0132, subdivision 21; 290.0133, subdivision 12; 290.067, subdivision 2b;


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290.0672, subdivision 1; 290.0681, subdivisions 1, 2; 290.0684, subdivisions 1, 2; 290.091, subdivision 2; 290.17, subdivision 2; 290A.03, subdivision 15; 291.005, subdivision 1; 462D.06, subdivisions 1, 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 273; 290; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 290.0131, subdivisions 7, 11; 290.0133, subdivisions 13, 14; 290.10, subdivision 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Carlson, A.; Haley; Becker-Finn and Kunesh-Podein introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2126, A bill for an act relating to energy; establishing a net zero emissions project; requiring a report; appropriating money.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Christensen introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2127, A bill for an act relating to corrections; defining and exempting body scanners in correctional facilities and jails from certain Department of Health law; authorizing employees of a correctional facility to administer opiate antagonists; clarifying authority of Fugitive Apprehension Units to do general law enforcement; authorizing medical director of Department of Corrections to make health care decisions for certain inmates lacking decision-making capacity and placed in an outside facility on conditional medical release; amending Department of Corrections billing to counties for juvenile confinements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 144.121, subdivision 1a, by adding a subdivision; 151.37, subdivision 12; 241.025, subdivisions 1, 2; 241.75, subdivision 2; 242.192; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 401.13.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Mariani introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2128, A bill for an act relating to corrections; establishing the Indeterminate Sentence Release Board; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 244.05, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 244.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Murphy introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2129, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Rural Finance Authority; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Lislegard introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2130, A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money to the Initiative Foundation.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Pryor, Urdahl, Stephenson and Edelson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2131, A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the calculation of special education aid; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 125A.76, subdivisions 1, 2a, 2c; 125A.79, subdivisions 1, 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125A.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Lee introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2132, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for trail connections and Mississippi River access in Minneapolis; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Huot and O'Driscoll introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2133, A bill for an act relating to commerce; modifying the regulation of real estate appraisers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 82B.021, subdivisions 14, 15, by adding a subdivision; 82B.035, by adding a subdivision; 82B.07; 82B.071, subdivision 1; 82B.072; 82B.073, by adding a subdivision; 82B.08, subdivision 8; 82B.09, subdivision 3; 82B.094; 82B.095, by adding subdivisions; 82B.105; 82B.11, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision; 82B.19, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 82B.20, subdivisions 1, 2; 82B.21; 82B.22; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 82B.021, subdivision 17; 82B.071, subdivision 2; 82B.095, subdivision 2; 82B.10, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9; 82B.11, subdivision 2; 82B.12; 82B.13, subdivisions 1, 1a, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; 82B.14; 82B.195, subdivisions 2, 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

 

Erickson, Hamilton, Scott, Mahoney, McDonald and Poppe introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2134, A bill for an act relating to vocational rehabilitation; appropriating money for a grant to EquipALife.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Vang introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2135, A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for housing infrastructure bonds for senior housing projects; authorizing the sale and issuance of bonds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 462A.37, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Drazkowski and Carlson, A., introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2136, A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; modifying procedure for appeals of utility and railroad valuations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 273.372, subdivisions 2, 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Davnie, Lee, Mariani, Kunesh-Podein and Moran introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2137, A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for minority business development; requiring a report.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Mahoney; Xiong, J.; Lee; Kunesh-Podein; Moran and Mariani introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2138, A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for competitive grants to minority business development assistance services; requiring reports.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Mariani, Zerwas, Becker-Finn, Persell, Lee, Youakim and Sandell introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2139, A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for students in alternative programs.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2140, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a multimodal trailhead center in Silver Bay; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Marquart introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2141, A bill for an act relating to taxes; property taxes; making changes to homestead determinations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 273.124.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Kresha introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2142, A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the city of Pierz to issue an on-sale license.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

 

Kresha introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2143, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the C.A. Weyerhaeuser Museum in Morrison County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Kresha introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2144, A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for a grant to the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Persell and Heintzeman introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2145, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; requiring license to take muskellunge; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 97A.445, subdivisions 1, 1a; 97A.451, subdivisions 2, 5; 97A.475, subdivisions 6, 7; 97A.485, subdivision 6; 97C.301, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy.

 

 

Kresha introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2146, A bill for an act relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Franson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2147, A bill for an act relating to taxation; tax increment financing; modifying special rules for the city of Alexandria.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Acomb introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2148, A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for a grant from the Minnesota Investment Fund.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Gomez and Hassan introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2149, A bill for an act relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for May Day celebration.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Schomacker, Morrison, Albright and Moran introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2150, A bill for an act relating to health; allowing telemedicine evaluations to be used to prescribe medications for erectile dysfunction; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 151.37, subdivision 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Gunther introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2151, A bill for an act relating to economic development; requiring reports; appropriating money for entrepreneurial development.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Freiberg, Loeffler, Edelson, Cantrell, Mann, Morrison, Considine, Schultz, Liebling, Lee and Lesch introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2152, A bill for an act relating to health; establishing an end-of-life option for terminally ill adults; imposing criminal penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.


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Schultz, Gruenhagen and Lippert introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2153, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the elderly waiver payment rates; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0915, subdivisions 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0915, subdivision 17.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Lien introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2154, A bill for an act relating to lawful gambling; modifying regulatory provisions of the Gambling Control Board; making clarifying, conforming, and technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 349.12, subdivision 2; 349.17, subdivision 6; 349.181, subdivision 5; 349.19, subdivisions 1, 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

 

Moller, Wazlawik, Bernardy, Becker-Finn and Kunesh-Podein introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2155, A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for mental health training program grants.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Albright introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2156, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the disability waiver rate system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.4914, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 10a.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Olson and Schultz introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2157, A bill for an act relating to arts and culture; appropriating money to Lake Superior Zoo.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Quam introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2158, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for wastewater infrastructure in Oronoco; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Quam introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2159, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for wastewater infrastructure in Oronoco.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Gomez, Hassan, Wagenius, Hornstein, Lee, Dehn and Long introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2160, A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying certain election requirements governing ward population changes for cities of the first class; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 205.84, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Mahoney, Elkins and Edelson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2161, A bill for an act relating to higher education; expanding occupations for dual-training competency grants to include next generation technology; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 175.45, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Huot and Edelson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2162, A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for robotics team grants.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Lillie; Jurgens; Lee; Boe; Fischer; Davnie; Wazlawik; Bernardy; Noor; Howard; Tabke; Kunesh-Podein; Hornstein; Youakim; Halverson; Becker-Finn; Stephenson; Her; Mann; Pryor; Loeffler; Bahner; Morrison; Acomb; Moller; Edelson; Cantrell; Christensen; Freiberg; Xiong, T.; Hansen; Claflin; Sandell; Klevorn and Huot introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2163, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to the Metropolitan Council for regional park and open-space land acquisition and improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Bierman, Mann, Koznick and Huot introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2164, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for improvements to the Ames Arena in Lakeville; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Cantrell and Gomez introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2165, A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money for services to East African families with disabilities.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Cantrell, Zerwas and Gomez introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2166, A bill for an act relating to health care; extending the maximum supply of medical cannabis that can be distributed from a 30-day supply to a 90-day supply; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 152.29, subdivision 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Schultz, Liebling, Loeffler and Halverson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2167, A bill for an act relating to health insurance; establishing a premium subsidy program administered by MNsure; providing a sunset for the Minnesota premium security plan; modifying calculation of loss ratios to reflect reinsurance payments; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 62A.021, by adding a subdivision; 62E.23, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62V; repealing Laws 2017, chapter 13, article 1, sections 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

 

Lillie introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2168, A bill for an act relating to legacy; appropriating money from legacy funds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Marquart; Lesch; Lislegard; Carlson, L.; Becker-Finn; Schultz; Loeffler; Xiong, T.; Brand and Youakim introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2169, A bill for an act relating to taxation; making various policy and technical changes to individual income and corporate franchise taxes, partnership taxes, sales and use taxes, special taxes, property taxes, gross revenues taxes, fire and police state aid, and other miscellaneous taxes and tax provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 6.495, subdivision 3; 144E.42, subdivision 2; 162.145, subdivision 3; 270B.08, subdivision 2; 270C.445, subdivision 6; 270C.85, subdivision 2; 270C.89, subdivisions 1, 2; 270C.91; 272.02, subdivisions 27, 81; 273.032; 273.061, subdivision 9; 273.0755; 273.113, subdivision 3; 273.119, subdivision 2; 273.1231, subdivision 3; 273.124, subdivision 13; 273.13, subdivisions 22, 34; 273.136, subdivision 2; 273.1384, subdivision 3; 273.1387, subdivision 3; 273.18; 274.14; 274.16; 275.025, subdivision 1; 289A.08, subdivision 6; 289A.25, subdivision 1; 289A.31, subdivisions 1, 2; 289A.37, subdivisions 2, 6; 289A.38, subdivisions 7, 10; 289A.42; 289A.60, subdivision 24; 290.0132, subdivision 26; 290.0137; 290.06, subdivisions 2c, 2d; 290.0802, subdivisions 2, 3; 290.091, subdivision 2; 290.31, subdivision 1; 290.92, subdivision 28; 290A.03, subdivisions 3, 4, 8; 290A.05; 290A.08; 290A.09; 290B.09, subdivision 1; 295.50, subdivisions 3, 4, 9b, 14, 15, by adding subdivisions; 295.53, subdivision 1; 295.57, subdivision 5; 295.582, subdivision 1; 297A.61, subdivision 18; 297A.67, subdivisions 6, 12;


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297A.68, subdivisions 17, 42, 44; 297A.70, subdivisions 3, 4, 16; 297A.71, subdivisions 22, 45; 297A.75, subdivision 1; 297A.77, by adding a subdivision; 297A.84; 297A.85; 297B.01, subdivisions 14, 16; 297F.01, subdivisions 19, 23, by adding a subdivision; 297F.17, subdivision 6; 297G.16, subdivision 7; 297I.20, subdivision 3; 298.018, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 298.282, subdivision 1; 353G.01, subdivision 9; 353G.05, subdivision 2; 353G.08, subdivisions 1, 1a; 353G.17, subdivision 2; 356.20, subdivision 4a; 356.219, subdivision 8; 423A.02, subdivisions 1b, 3; 423A.022, subdivisions 2, 4; 424A.016, subdivisions 2, 4; 424A.02, subdivisions 1, 3a, 10; 424A.03, subdivision 2; 424A.05, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 424A.07; 424A.091, subdivision 3; 424A.092, subdivisions 3, 4; 424A.093, subdivision 5; 424B.09; 462D.03, subdivision 2; 469.177, subdivision 1; 469.190, subdivisions 1, 7; 469.319, subdivision 4; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 1, article 8, section 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 289A; 297I; 424A; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapters 477B; 477C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 69.011, subdivisions 1, 2, 2b, 2c, 3, 4; 69.021, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 7a, 8, 9, 10, 11; 69.022; 69.031, subdivisions 1, 3, 5; 69.041; 69.051, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4; 69.33; 69.80; 270C.131; 275.29; 289A.38, subdivisions 7, 8, 9; 297I.25, subdivision 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Bernardy, Lillie, Theis, Dettmer and Nornes introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2170, A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for the active transportation program.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Davnie; Morrison; Liebling; Richardson; Zerwas; Becker-Finn; Xiong, T.; Mann and Moran introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2171, A bill for an act relating to health; directing the commissioner of health to convene one or more working groups to examine links between health disparities and educational achievement for children from American Indian communities and communities of color; requiring a report; appropriating money.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Daniels introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2172, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Northern Links Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Huot, Elkins, Bahr and Morrison introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2173, A bill for an act relating to body art; adding a provision for license by reciprocity; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 146B.03, subdivision 8.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.


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Wolgamott, Torkelson, Hornstein, Richardson and Masin introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2174, A bill for an act relating to transportation; redistributing the five percent highway user tax distribution fund set-aside; establishing a small cities road account and a large cities road account; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 161.081, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 162.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Poppe introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2175, A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the cities of Austin and Rochester to issue certain on-sale licenses.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

 

Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2176, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for construction of a campground at the Babbitt Recreation Area; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Haley and Davids introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2177, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; creating a health insurance premium credit; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Hausman, Gunther and Lesch introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2178, A bill for an act relating to housing; requiring landlords to test for radon and provide disclosures; providing penalties and remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 504B.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Housing Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Huot, Elkins, Bahr, Morrison and Edelson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2179, A bill for an act relating to mortuary science; clarifying an exception to licensure regarding casket and urn sales; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 149A.01, subdivision 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.


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Sundin, Koegel, Davids, Nelson, Mahoney and Hassan introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2180, A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; modifying wage credits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 268.085, subdivision 7; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 268.085, subdivision 8.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Sandstede, Baker and Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2181, A bill for an act relating to economic development; creating a Telecommuter Forward! certification; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor.

 

 

Klevorn, Pryor and Huot introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2182, A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing the Direct Care Service Corps; requiring a report; appropriating money.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Mahoney and Stephenson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2183, A bill for an act relating to labor and industry; making housekeeping changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 326B.082, subdivisions 6, 8, 12; 326B.103, subdivision 11; 326B.46, by adding a subdivision; 326B.475, subdivision 4; 326B.84; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 325F.75.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

 

 

Liebling introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2184, A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing the health and human services budget; modifying provisions governing children and family services, operations, direct care and treatment, continuing care for older adults, disability services, chemical and mental health, uniform service standards, health care, opioids, health-related licensing boards, Department of Health programs, adult protection, and medical cannabis; establishing OneCare Buy-In; establishing consumer protections for residents of assisted living; requiring licensure of assisted living; establishing dementia care services; making changes to home care licensing; requiring reports; making technical changes; establishing controlled substance registration requirement and registration fee; establishing councils; establishing OneCare Buy-In reserve account; modifying penalties; providing for rulemaking; modifying and making fees; making forecast adjustments; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.69, subdivision 1; 15C.02; 16A.724, subdivision 2; 62A.152, subdivision 3; 62A.3094, subdivision 1; 62J.497, subdivision 1; 119B.011, subdivisions 19, 20, by adding a subdivision; 119B.02, subdivision 7; 119B.025, subdivision 1; 119B.03, subdivision 9; 119B.09, subdivisions 1, 7; 119B.095, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 119B.125, subdivision 6; 119B.13, subdivisions 1, 6, 7; 119B.16, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1b, by adding subdivisions; 144.0724, subdivisions 4, 5, 8; 144.3831, subdivision 1; 144A.071, subdivisions 1a, 2, 3, 4a, 4c, 5a; 144A.073, subdivision 3c; 144A.43, subdivision 6; 144A.44, subdivisions 1, 2; 144A.441; 144A.442; 144A.471,


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subdivisions 1, 5, 9; 144A.472, subdivision 7; 144A.474, subdivisions 9, 11; 144A.475, subdivisions 3b, 5; 144A.476, subdivision 1; 144A.4791, subdivision 10; 144A.4799; 144D.01, subdivision 4; 144D.015; 144D.04, subdivision 2; 147D.27, by adding a subdivision; 147E.40, subdivision 1; 147F.17, subdivision 1; 148.59; 148.6445, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10; 148.7815, subdivision 1; 148B.5301, subdivision 2; 148E.0555, subdivision 6; 148E.120, subdivision 2; 148E.180; 148F.11, subdivision 1; 150A.06, by adding subdivisions; 150A.091, by adding subdivisions; 151.01, by adding subdivisions; 151.065, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 6, by adding a subdivision; 151.252, subdivision 1; 151.47, by adding a subdivision; 152.01, by adding a subdivision; 152.10; 152.11, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 2a, 2b, 2c; 152.12, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 152.125, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 152.22, subdivision 13; 152.25, subdivision 1c; 152.27, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6; 152.28, subdivision 1; 152.29, subdivision 3; 152.32, subdivision 2; 152.33, subdivisions 1, 2; 214.25, subdivision 2; 237.50, subdivisions 4a, 6a, 10a, 11, by adding subdivisions; 237.51, subdivisions 1, 5a; 237.52, subdivision 5; 237.53; 245.462, subdivisions 6, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 21, 23, by adding a subdivision; 245.4661, subdivision 9; 245.467, subdivisions 2, 3; 245.469, subdivisions 1, 2; 245.470, subdivision 1; 245.4712, subdivision 2; 245.472, subdivision 2; 245.4863; 245.4871, subdivisions 9a, 10, 11a, 17, 21, 26, 27, 29, 32, 34; 245.4876, subdivisions 2, 3; 245.4879, subdivisions 1, 2; 245.488, subdivision 1; 245.4889, subdivision 1; 245.696, by adding a subdivision; 245.735, subdivision 3; 245A.02, subdivisions 5a, 18; 245A.04, by adding a subdivision; 245A.14, subdivisions 4, 8, by adding subdivisions; 245A.151; 245A.16, subdivision 1; 245A.40; 245A.41; 245A.50; 245A.51, subdivision 3, by adding subdivisions; 245A.66, subdivisions 2, 3; 245C.02, subdivision 6a, by adding subdivisions; 245C.03, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 245C.05, subdivisions 5, 5a; 245C.08, subdivisions 1, 3; 245C.10, by adding a subdivision; 245C.24, by adding a subdivision; 245C.30, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 245D.03, subdivision 1; 245D.071, subdivision 1; 245D.081, subdivision 3; 245E.06, subdivision 3; 245H.01, by adding subdivisions; 245H.03, by adding a subdivision; 245H.07; 245H.10, subdivision 1; 245H.11; 245H.12; 245H.13, subdivision 5, by adding subdivisions; 245H.14, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6; 245H.15, subdivision 1; 246B.10; 252.275, subdivision 3; 252.41, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9; 252.42; 252.43; 252.44; 252.45; 254A.03, subdivision 3; 254B.02, subdivision 1; 254B.03, subdivisions 2, 4; 254B.04, subdivision 1; 254B.05, subdivisions 1a, 5; 254B.06, subdivisions 1, 2; 256.01, subdivision 14b; 256.478; 256.9365; 256.962, subdivision 5; 256.969, subdivision 9; 256B.04, subdivisions 21, 22; 256B.055, subdivision 2; 256B.056, subdivision 3; 256B.0615, subdivision 1; 256B.0616, subdivisions 1, 3; 256B.0622, subdivisions 1, 2, 3a, 4, 5a, 7, 7a, 7b, 7d; 256B.0623, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12; 256B.0624, subdivisions 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11; 256B.0625, subdivisions 3b, 5, 5l, 13, 13e, 13f, 17, 19c, 23, 24, 42, 45a, 48, 49, 56a, 57, 61, 62, 65, by adding subdivisions; 256B.064, subdivision 1a; 256B.0644; 256B.0659, subdivision 21; 256B.0915, subdivisions 3a, 3b; 256B.092, subdivision 13; 256B.0941, subdivision 1; 256B.0943, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11; 256B.0944, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; 256B.0946, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 3, 4, 6; 256B.0947, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 7a; 256B.0949, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 256B.49, subdivision 24; 256B.4914, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10a; 256B.69, subdivision 6d; 256B.76, subdivisions 2, 4; 256B.766; 256B.767; 256B.85, subdivision 3; 256I.04, subdivisions 1, 2f; 256I.06, subdivision 8; 256L.03, by adding a subdivision; 256L.11, subdivision 7; 256R.02, subdivisions 8, 19; 256R.16, subdivision 1; 256R.21, by adding a subdivision; 256R.23, subdivision 5; 256R.24, subdivision 3; 256R.25; 256R.26; 256R.44; 256R.47; 256R.50, subdivision 6; 260C.007, subdivision 18, by adding a subdivision; 260C.178, subdivision 1; 260C.201, subdivisions 1, 2, 6; 260C.212, subdivision 2; 260C.452, subdivision 4; 260C.503, subdivision 1; 518A.32, subdivision 3; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 14, article 13C, section 2, subdivision 6, as amended; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 6, article 3, section 49; article 8, sections 71; 72; article 18, section 2, subdivisions 1, 3, 5, 15; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 119B; 144; 144A; 145; 148; 151; 245; 245A; 245D; 256; 256B; 256L; 256M; 256R; 260C; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapters 144I; 245I; 256T; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 119B.16, subdivision 2; 144A.071, subdivision 4d; 144A.472, subdivision 4; 144D.01, subdivisions 2a, 3a, 6; 144D.04, subdivision 2a; 144D.045; 144D.06; 144D.09; 144D.10; 144G.01; 144G.02; 144G.03; 144G.04; 144G.05; 144G.06; 214.17; 214.18; 214.19; 214.20; 214.21; 214.22; 214.23; 214.24; 245.462, subdivision 4a; 245E.06, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; 246.18, subdivisions 8, 9; 252.41, subdivision 8; 252.431; 252.451; 254B.03, subdivision 4a; 256B.0615, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; 256B.0616, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; 256B.0659, subdivision 22; 256B.0705; 256B.0943, subdivision 10; 256B.0944, subdivision 10; 256B.0946, subdivision 5; 256B.0947, subdivision 9; 256B.431, subdivisions 3a, 3f, 3g, 3i, 13, 15, 17, 17a, 17c, 17d, 17e, 18, 21, 22, 30, 45; 256B.434, subdivisions 4, 4f, 4i, 4j; 256L.11, subdivision 6a; 256R.36; 256R.40; 256R.41; Laws


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2010, First Special Session chapter 1, article 25, section 3, subdivision 10; Minnesota Rules, parts 2960.3030, subpart 3; 3400.0185, subpart 5; 6400.6970; 7200.6100; 7200.6105; 9502.0425, subparts 4, 16, 17; 9503.0155, subpart 8; 9505.0370; 9505.0371; 9505.0372; 9520.0010; 9520.0020; 9520.0030; 9520.0040; 9520.0050; 9520.0060; 9520.0070; 9520.0080; 9520.0090; 9520.0100; 9520.0110; 9520.0120; 9520.0130; 9520.0140; 9520.0150; 9520.0160; 9520.0170; 9520.0180; 9520.0190; 9520.0200; 9520.0210; 9520.0230; 9549.0057; 9549.0060, subparts 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Edelson and Zerwas introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2185, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying policy provisions governing disability services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 144A.471, subdivision 8; 144A.475, subdivision 6; 176.011, subdivision 9; 216C.435, subdivision 13; 245A.03, subdivision 7; 245C.03, subdivision 2; 245C.04, subdivision 3; 245C.10, subdivision 3; 245C.16, subdivision 1; 245D.03, subdivision 1; 245D.071, subdivisions 1, 3; 245D.09, subdivision 4a; 245D.091, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 252.32, subdivisions 1a, 3a; 256B.038; 256B.04, subdivision 21; 256B.0621, subdivision 2; 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision; 256B.0651, subdivisions 1, 2, 12, 13; 256B.0652, subdivisions 2, 5, 8, 10, 12; 256B.0653, subdivision 3; 256B.0659, subdivision 3a; 256B.0705, subdivisions 1, 2; 256B.0711, subdivisions 1, 2; 256B.0911, subdivisions 1a, 3a, 3f, 6; 256B.0913, subdivision 5a; 256B.0915, subdivisions 3a, 6; 256B.0916, subdivision 9; 256B.0918, subdivision 2; 256B.092, subdivision 1b; 256B.093, subdivision 4; 256B.097, subdivision 1; 256B.439, subdivision 1; 256B.49, subdivisions 13, 14, 17; 256B.4914, subdivisions 2, 3, 14; 256B.501, subdivision 4a; 256B.69, subdivision 5a; 256B.765; 256B.85, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11b, 12, 12b, 13a, 18a, by adding a subdivision; 256D.44, subdivision 5; 256I.05, subdivision 1a; 256J.21, subdivision 2; 256J.45, subdivision 3; 394.307, subdivision 1; 462.3593, subdivision 1; 604A.33, subdivision 1; 609.232, subdivisions 3, 11; 626.556, subdivisions 2, 3, 3c, 4, 10d; 626.5572, subdivisions 6, 21; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 6, article 1, section 44; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 256.476, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11; 256B.0625, subdivisions 19a, 19c; 256B.0652, subdivision 6; 256B.0659, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 3a, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7a, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11a, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Jurgens introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2186, A bill for an act relating to driver's records; providing for emergency contacts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.6905, by adding a subdivision; 171.06, subdivision 3; 171.12, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Huot and Wolgamott introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2187, A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing enhanced penalties for assaulting a sports official; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.2231, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Hertaus, Runbeck, Petersburg, Boe, Neu, Koznick, Lucero, Theis, Huot, Ecklund and Daudt introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2188, A bill for an act relating to administrative rulemaking; requiring agencies to determine the impact of a proposed rule on the cost of residential construction or remodeling; requiring notice to the applicable legislative committees; permitting a legislative committee to require approval of a rule by law; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Theis and Vogel introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2189, A bill for an act relating to municipal contracting; increasing transparency for certain bids; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 471.345, subdivision 6.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Huot, Nornes, Wazlawik and Urdahl introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2190, A bill for an act relating to education; providing for competency-based education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 120B.02, by adding a subdivision; 123B.06.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy.

 

 

Urdahl introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2191, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; requiring drivers to yield the right-of-way to a school bus; allowing school buses to re-enter traffic after loading or unloading passengers in a right-turn lane; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 169.20, subdivision 7; 169.443, subdivision 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Youakim, Dehn and Elkins introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2192, A bill for an act relating to transportation; allowing state funds to be used for light rail operating and capital maintenance costs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 473.4051, subdivision 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Hausman, Poppe, Marquart, Pelowski and Schomacker introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2193, A bill for an act relating to health occupations; establishing licensure requirements for speech‑language pathology assistants; establishing licensure fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 148.512, subdivision 17a; 148.513, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 148.515, subdivision 1; 148.516; 148.519, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 148.5192, subdivision 1; 148.5193, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 148.5194, subdivision 8, by adding a subdivision; 148.5195, subdivision 3; 148.5196, subdivisions 1, 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.


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Elkins; Hausman; Mahoney; Carlson, L.; Hertaus; Nelson; Youakim; Howard; Carlson, A., and Robbins introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2194, A bill for an act relating to transportation; allocating motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue to Hennepin and Ramsey Counties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 297A.815, subdivision 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Pryor and Pinto introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2195, A bill for an act relating to early childhood; governing early care and education program requirements, including evaluation of the quality rating and improvement system, implementation outreach, universal identifier requirements, and data practices; establishing an early care and education coordination task force; making technical changes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.321, by adding a subdivision; 13.3806, by adding a subdivision; 13.46, subdivision 2; 13.461, by adding a subdivision; 124D.142; 124D.162; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 119A.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Edelson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2196, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the task force on medical cannabis therapeutic research; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 152.36.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Edelson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2197, A bill for an act relating to health; prohibiting a peace officer from seizing the medical cannabis of a patient enrolled in the medical cannabis registry program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 152.32, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Freiberg; Carlson, L.; Marquart and Urdahl introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2198, A bill for an act relating to education; integrating service-learning into Minnesota's education system; establishing an evidence-based service-learning technical assistance and grant program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.50, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy.


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Hertaus introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2199, A bill for an act relating to taxes; property taxes; modifying manufactured homes and manufactured home park classification; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 273.13, subdivision 25; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 327C.01, subdivision 13; 327C.16.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Poppe, Brand and Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2200, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a budget for the Department of Agriculture, the Board of Animal Health, and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute; amending Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4, article 1, section 2, subdivision 4, as amended; Laws 2017, chapter 88, article 1, section 2, subdivisions 2, 4.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Her, Pinto, Gunther, Bernardy, Davnie, Youakim and Pryor introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2201, A bill for an act relating to education finance; appropriating money for a grant to the city of St. Paul to create college savings accounts at birth; requiring a report.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Lippert, Poston, Poppe, Hamilton, Tabke and Hansen introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2202, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing the next generation Minnesota farmer program; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 17.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Hornstein and Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2203, A bill for an act relating to state government; creating the Buy Clean Minnesota Act; requiring reports; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Hornstein and Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2204, A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring the commissioner of administration to adopt a maximum acceptable global warming potential standard for certain projects; requiring documentation from certain successful bidders related to the standard; requiring legislative reports; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.


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Johnson and Grossell introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2205, A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring sex offenders to serve up to 20-year conditional release or probation terms; establishing intensive probation for certain sex offenders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 609.342, subdivision 2; 609.343, subdivision 2; 609.344, subdivision 2; 609.345, subdivision 2; 609.3451, subdivision 3; 609.3455, subdivisions 6, 8, by adding subdivisions.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Albright and Moran introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2206, A bill for an act relating to health licensing; making technical changes; expanding duty to warn and reciprocity for certain mental health professionals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 148B.56; 148B.593; 148F.03.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Davnie and Youakim introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2207, A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing funding for prekindergarten through grade 12 education including general education, education excellence, special education, facilities and technology, nutrition, libraries, early childhood and family support, community education, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning, and state agencies; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 119A.03, by adding a subdivision; 120B.30, subdivision 1; 120B.35, subdivision 3; 120B.36, subdivision 1; 122A.14, subdivision 9; 122A.18, subdivision 8; 122A.21, subdivision 1; 122A.63, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision; 122A.70, subdivision 1; 123B.61; 124D.151, subdivisions 4, 5, 6; 124D.165, by adding a subdivision; 124D.231; 124D.531, subdivision 1; 124D.83, subdivision 2; 124D.862, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 124D.98, by adding a subdivision; 124E.20, subdivision 1; 124E.21, subdivision 1; 125A.76, subdivisions 1, 2c, by adding a subdivision; 126C.05, subdivision 1; 126C.10, subdivisions 2, 2d, 2e, 13a, 24; 126C.17, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 7a, 9, by adding subdivisions; 126C.44; 127A.47, subdivision 7; 134.355, subdivisions 8, 10; 245C.12; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 11, sections 8, as amended; 9, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 119A; 245C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 120B.299; 120B.30, subdivision 1a; 122A.175; 126C.17, subdivision 9a; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 11, section 4.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Mahoney and Noor introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2208, A bill for an act relating to jobs; appropriating money for the Departments of Employment and Economic Development, Labor and Industry, Human Services, and Commerce; the Bureau of Mediation Services; Public Employment Relations Board; Housing Finance Agency; Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals; and Public Utilities Commission; making policy and technical changes; modifying fees; providing criminal and civil penalties; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 16C.285, subdivision 3; 116J.8731, subdivision 5; 116J.8748, subdivision 4; 177.27, subdivisions 2, 4, 7, 8, by adding subdivisions; 177.30; 177.32, subdivision 1; 181.03, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 181.032; 181.101; 182.659, subdivision 8; 182.666, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 326B.802, subdivision 15; 327C.095, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 13;


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341.30, subdivision 1; 341.32, subdivision 1; 341.321; 345.515; 345.53, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 609.52, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 177; 181; 216C; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 345A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 177.27, subdivisions 1, 3; 345.53, subdivision 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Hansen introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2209, A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for environment and natural resources; modifying fees; creating accounts and providing for disposition of certain receipts; modifying public sale requirements for surplus state-owned land; modifying bough buyer provisions; modifying certain permit provisions; authorizing sales of certain surplus state land; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 85.42; 85.47; 86B.415, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7; 88.642, subdivisions 1, 3; 88.6435; 90.01, by adding a subdivision; 90.195; 94.10, subdivision 2; 97A.075, subdivision 1; 103G.301, subdivision 2; Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 3, sections 2, subdivision 2; 3, subdivision 8; Laws 2017, chapter 93, article 1, section 2, subdivision 6.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Poston introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2210, A bill for an act relating to education finance; making technical changes to average daily membership definition; modifying extended time revenue formula; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 126C.05, subdivision 8; 126C.10, subdivision 2a.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

O'Neill introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2211, A bill for an act relating to energy; capping the annual contributions made to the renewable development account by Xcel Energy; establishing a process for reporting and adjusting expenditures made from the account; amending the administrative procedures governing the grant process funded by the account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116C.779, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Davnie, Hausman, Becker-Finn, Gomez, Hornstein, Wagenius, Edelson and Halverson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2212, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; imposing restrictions on permits to mine sulfide ore bodies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 93.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy.


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Daniels introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2213, A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the deposit of certain proceeds of rental income for the Minnesota State Academies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 125A.71, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Tabke and Albright introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2214, A bill for an act relating to transportation; eliminating a sunset on requirements for certain regional allocation of motor vehicle sales tax revenue to replacement service providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 473.388, subdivision 4a.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Noor, Hausman and Theis introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2215, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; modifying provisions governing manufactured home certificates of title; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168A.141, subdivisions 1, 1a.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Housing Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Johnson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2216, A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring reporting and policies for sexual assaults; amending the definition of physically helpless in the sexual assault crimes; allowing sexual assault crimes to be reported to any law enforcement agency; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.341, subdivision 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 299A; 609; 626.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Pinto and Zerwas introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2217, A bill for an act relating to human services; changing child protection grant allocation to counties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256M.41, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Richardson, Long, Halverson, Cantrell, Mariani, Gomez, Morrison, Hansen and Lee introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2218, A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring certain grantees to submit an annual diversity report; requiring utilities to submit an annual diversity report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 116C.779, subdivision 1; 216B.1641; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216C.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Davids, Fabian and Dettmer introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2219, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing an exemption for certain purchases of equipment for lawful gambling; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 297A.68, subdivision 29; 297A.70, by adding a subdivision; 297E.02, subdivision 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

 

Davnie, Boe, Becker-Finn, Hansen, Persell, Morrison, Lillie, Gomez, Lee and Freiberg introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2220, A bill for an act relating to economic development; establishing Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116U.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy.

 

 

Wazlawik introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2221, A bill for an act relating to utilities; modifying a definition; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 216B.02, subdivision 2b.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

 

Zerwas introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2222, A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring an audit to identify third-party liability related to Minnesota health care programs; allowing the commissioner of human services to contract with a vendor for third-party recovery.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Jurgens introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2223, A bill for an act relating to driver's licenses; amending the time period for certain loss of driving privileges due to a driving-related episode of loss of consciousness or voluntary control; providing for rulemaking.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Wolgamott introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2224, A bill for an act relating to data practices; providing a presumption for an award of attorney fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 13.04, subdivision 4.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Hansen, Liebling, Erickson and Bernardy introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2225, A bill for an act relating to Legislative Audit Commission and the legislative auditor; modifying certain duties and agency responsibilities to notify the legislative auditor of unlawful access to not public data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 3.97, subdivision 3a; 3.971, subdivision 9; 3.972, subdivision 2a; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 3.9735.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Albright introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2226, A bill for an act relating to human services; reforming welfare provisions; imposing asset limits; requiring probation officers to provide a list of probationers who test positive for illegal substances to welfare fraud division; modifying EBT card requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 256.987, subdivisions 1, 2; 256B.056, subdivisions 1a, 3, 3c, 7a; 256D.024, subdivision 3; 256D.0515; 256D.0516, subdivision 2; 256J.26, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 256D; 256J.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Koznick and Lesch introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2227, A bill for an act relating to civil actions; modifying survival actions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 573.01.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Bierman, Huot and Pryor introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2228, A bill for an act relating to health; changing provisions for body art supervision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 146B.03, by adding a subdivision; 146B.08, subdivision 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 146B.02, subdivision 7a.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Wolgamott introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2229, A bill for an act relating to local government; modifying town officer terms; modifying audit requirements for towns; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 367.03, subdivision 4; 367.25, subdivision 1; 367.36, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.


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Masin and Theis introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2230, A bill for an act relating to cosmetology; modifying salon licensure requirements and continuing education requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 155A.23, subdivision 9, by adding subdivisions; 155A.271; 155A.29, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Cantrell, Edelson and Zerwas introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2231, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying rates for substance use treatment; directing commissioner of human services to establish continuum of care-based rate methodology; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 254B.12, subdivisions 2, 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Lucero introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2232, A bill for an act relating to government data practices; requiring public postsecondary institutions to keep certain student information private; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 13.32, subdivision 5.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

 

 

Long, Garofalo, Lippert, Hornstein and Stephenson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2233, A bill for an act relating to electric vehicles; providing rebates to purchasers of electric vehicles; awarding grants to install a network of electric vehicle charging stations; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216C.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Richardson, Halverson, Davids, Stephenson and Tabke introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2234, A bill for an act relating to insurance; governing the post-accident, insurance-funded repair of motor vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 72A.201, subdivisions 3, 6.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

 

Mahoney and Gunther introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2235, A bill for an act relating to economic development; modifying the required wage levels for projects funded by the Minnesota investment fund and the Minnesota job creation fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 116J.8731, subdivision 5; 116J.8748, subdivision 4.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Stephenson, Zerwas and Moller introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2236, A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing a new burglary offense; modifying the requirements for predatory offender registration; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 243.166, subdivision 1b; 609.582, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Fischer introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2237, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for noxious weed control.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Fischer introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2238, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for aquatic invasive species grants.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Layman introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2239, A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for dyslexia training for teachers; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 122A.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Lien and Marquart introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2240, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a pilot site for a cooperative career academy; requiring a report; appropriating money for a cooperative career academy school in Moorhead; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Mahoney, Ecklund, Daudt, Fabian and Kiel introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2241, A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing the Worker Safety and Energy Security Act; providing for criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 609.594; 609.6055.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Backer introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2242, A bill for an act relating to insurance; requiring coverage for treatment and services provided by mental health professionals and clinical trainees; requiring a denial of a claim for mental health services be made or reviewed by a licensed mental health professional; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62A.15, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

 

Mariani and Noor introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2243, A bill for an act relating to education; amending the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act; requiring nonexclusionary disciplinary policies and practices; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 120B.11, subdivision 1a; 121A.41, subdivision 10, by adding subdivisions; 121A.42; 121A.45; 121A.46; 121A.47, subdivisions 2, 13, 14, by adding a subdivision; 121A.53; 121A.55; 121A.61; 121A.64; 121A.67, by adding a subdivision; 122A.42; 122A.60, subdivision 1a; 123B.147, subdivision 3; 124E.11; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy.

 

 

Klevorn, Schultz and Schomacker introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2244, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the definition of special assessments under medical assistance nursing facility value-based reimbursement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 256R.02, subdivision 48a; 256R.10, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Layman introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2245, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying crow season; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.731, subdivision 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy.

 

 

Vang and Poppe introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2246, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; modifying definition of hemp; authorizing expedited rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 18K.02, subdivision 3; 18K.06.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.


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Vang and Poppe introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2247, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; modifying the definition of industrial hemp; establishing criteria for hemp labeled as Minnesota grown; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 17.102, subdivision 1; 18K.02, subdivision 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Vang and Poppe introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2248, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; modifying the definition of industrial hemp; establishing a voluntary hemp certification program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 18K.02, subdivision 3; 18K.06; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18K.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Gomez, Bahr, Huot, Elkins and Edelson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2249, A bill for an act relating to cosmetology; repealing requirements for the regulation of salons and salon managers for licensed practitioners who only provide eyelash extensions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 155A.23, subdivisions 8, 18; 155A.27, subdivision 1; 155A.271, subdivision 1; 155A.29, subdivisions 1, 6; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 155A.23, subdivision 4b.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

McDonald, Daudt, Neu, Albright, Johnson, Scott, Mekeland, Garofalo, O'Neill, Nornes, Lucero and Grossell introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2250, A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring special license plates for risk level III predatory offenders; authorizing rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 243.166, subdivision 7; 299C.093; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Lien, Fabian, Marquart, Torkelson and Fischer introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2251, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; recognizing Red River Basin Commission; providing for membership and duties