1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 42, the delete everything amendment
1.2(H0042DE5), as follows:
1.3Page 1, after line 2, insert:

1.4    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 62A.17, is amended by adding a
1.5subdivision to read:
1.6    Subd. 5a. Limited extension of continuation election period. (a) An individual
1.7who did not have an election of continuation coverage under subdivision 1 in effect on
1.8February 17, 2009, but who would be an assistance eligible individual as defined in
1.9section 3001(a)(3) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, if such an
1.10election were in effect, may elect the continuation coverage during the period beginning
1.11February 17, 2009, and ending 60 days after the date on which a notification which meets
1.12the notice requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is provided to
1.13the individual.
1.14(b) Any continuation coverage elected during the extended election period in
1.15paragraph (a) shall:
1.16(1) commence with the first period of coverage beginning on or after February
1.1717, 2009; and
1.18(2) not extend beyond 18 months from the earliest date continuation could have been
1.19effective if the coverage had been elected when the individual was initially eligible for
1.20continuation coverage under this section.
1.21(c) With respect to an assistance eligible individual who elects continuation coverage
1.22under paragraph (a), the period:
1.23(1) beginning on the date of the qualifying event; and
1.24(2) ending with the beginning of the period described in paragraph (b), clause (1),
1.25shall be disregarded for purposes of determining the 63-day periods referred to in section
1.26701(c)(2) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, section 9801(c)(2) of
2.1the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and section 2701(c)(2) of the Public Health Service
2.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
2.4and expires on June 30, 2010."
2.5Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.6Amend the title accordingly