1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1506 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 3.885, is amended to read:
1.6    Subdivision 1. Membership. The Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal
1.7Policy consists of nine three members of the senate appointed by the Subcommittee on
1.8Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration and nine, three members
1.9of the senate appointed by the senate minority leader, three members of the house
1.10of representatives appointed by the speaker, and three members of the house of
1.11representatives appointed by the house of representatives minority leader. Vacancies on
1.12the commission are filled in the same manner as original appointments. The commission
1.13shall elect a chair and a vice-chair from among its members. The chair alternates between
1.14a member of the senate and a member of the house of representatives in January of each
1.15odd-numbered year.
1.16    Subd. 2. Compensation. Members of the commission are compensated as provided
1.17by section 3.101.
1.18    Subd. 4. Agencies to cooperate. All departments, agencies, and education
1.19institutions of the executive and judicial branches must comply with a request of the
1.20commission or its staff for information, data, estimates, analysis, and statistics: (1) on
1.21the funding revenue operations, and other affairs of the department, agency, or education
1.22institution; and (2) to assist the commission in its duties to prepare fiscal notes, review
1.23revenue estimates, review local government impact notes, and prepare state revenue
1.24and expenditure forecasts. The commissioner of management and budget and the
1.25commissioner of revenue shall provide the commission with full and free access to
1.26information, data, estimates, and statistics in the possession of the Management and
2.1Budget and Revenue Departments on the state budget, revenue, expenditures, and tax
2.3    Subd. 5. Duties. (a) The commission shall:
2.4(1) provide the legislature with research and analysis of current and projected state
2.5revenue, state expenditures, and state tax expenditures;
2.6(2) provide the legislature with a report analyzing the governor's proposed levels of
2.7revenue and expenditures for biennial budgets submitted under section 16A.11 as well as
2.8other supplemental budget submittals to the legislature by the governor;
2.9(3) provide an analysis of the impact of the governor's proposed revenue and
2.10expenditure plans for the next biennium;
2.11(4) conduct research on matters of economic and fiscal policy and report to the
2.12legislature on the result of the research;
2.13(5) provide economic reports and studies on the state of the state's economy,
2.14including trends and forecasts for consideration by the legislature;
2.15(6) conduct budget and tax studies and provide general fiscal and budgetary
2.17(7) review and make recommendations on the operation of state programs in order
2.18to appraise the implementation of state laws regarding the expenditure of funds and to
2.19recommend means of improving their efficiency;
2.20(8) recommend to the legislature changes in the mix of revenue sources for programs,
2.21in the percentage of state expenditures devoted to major programs, and in the role of the
2.22legislature in overseeing state government expenditures and revenue projections;
2.23(9) make a continuing study and investigation of the building needs of the
2.24government of the state of Minnesota, including, but not limited to the following: the
2.25current and future requirements of new buildings, the maintenance of existing buildings,
2.26rehabilitating and remodeling of old buildings, the planning for administrative offices, and
2.27the exploring of methods of financing building and related costs; and
2.28(10) conduct a continuing study of state-local finance, analyzing and making
2.29recommendations to the legislature on issues including levels of state support for
2.30political subdivisions, basic levels of local need, balances of local revenues and options,
2.31relationship of local taxes to individuals' ability to pay, and financial reporting by political
2.32subdivisions. In conducting this study, the commission shall consult with the governor,
2.33the staff of executive branch agencies, and the governor's Advisory Commission on
2.34State-Local Relations.
2.35(b) In performing its duties under paragraph (a), the commission shall consider,
2.36among other things:
3.1(1) the relative dependence on state tax revenues, federal funds, and user fees
3.2to support state-funded programs, and whether the existing mix of revenue sources is
3.3appropriate, given the purposes of the programs;
3.4(2) the relative percentages of state expenditures that are devoted to major programs
3.5such as education, assistance to local government, aid to individuals, state agencies and
3.6institutions, and debt service; and
3.7(3) the role of the legislature in overseeing state government expenditures, including
3.8legislative appropriation of money from the general fund, legislative appropriation of
3.9money from funds other than the general fund, state agency receipt of money into
3.10revolving and other dedicated funds and expenditure of money from these funds, and
3.11state agency expenditure of federal funds.
3.12(c) The commission's recommendations must consider the long-term needs of the
3.13state. The recommendations must not duplicate work done by standing committees of
3.14the senate and house of representatives.
3.15(d) The commission shall:
3.16(1) prepare fiscal notes on pending legislation;
3.17(2) review revenue estimates prepared under section 270C.11, subdivision 5, on
3.18pending legislation;
3.19(3) review local government impact notes prepared under section 3.987; and
3.20(4) prepare a forecast of state revenues and expenditures.
3.21(e) The commission shall report to the legislature on its activities and
3.22recommendations by January 15 of each odd-numbered year.
3.23(f) The commission shall provide the public with printed and electronic copies of
3.24reports and information for the legislature. Copies must be provided at the actual cost
3.25of furnishing each copy.
3.26    Subd. 5a. Staff; contracts for service. The commission must hire an executive
3.27director. The executive director may employ other staff. The commissioner may delegate
3.28duties to its staff. The house of representatives and the senate may transfer employees to
3.29the commission or may assign employees to do work for the commission. The commission
3.30may enter into contracts for data or services necessary to perform the commission's duties.
3.31    Subd. 5b. Advisory group. The commission may appoint a council of unpaid
3.32outside experts to assist and advise the council in its work. The commission may seek
3.33assistance and advice from a group of experts created in the executive branch.
3.34    Subd. 10. Subcommittee on Government Accountability. The commission must
3.35form a Subcommittee on Government Accountability under section 3.3056 to review
3.36recommendations from the commissioner of management and budget under section
4.116A.10, subdivision 1c , and to review recommendations from the commissioners of
4.2management and budget and administration on how to improve the use of Minnesota
4.3Milestones and other statewide goals and indicators in state planning and budget
4.4documents. The subcommittee shall consider testimony from representatives from
4.5the following organizations and agencies: (1) nonprofit organizations involved in the
4.6preparation of Minnesota Milestones; (2) the University of Minnesota and other higher
4.7education institutions; (3) the Department of Management and Budget and other state
4.8agencies; and (4) other legislators. The subcommittee shall report to the commission by
4.9February 1 of each odd-numbered year with long-range recommendations for the further
4.10implementation and uses of Minnesota Milestones and other government accountability

4.12    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 3.98, is amended to read:
4.133.98 FISCAL NOTES.
4.14    Subdivision 1. Preparation. The head or chief administrative officer of each
4.15department or agency of the state government, including the Supreme Court, Legislative
4.16Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy shall prepare a fiscal note at the request of the
4.17chair of the standing committee to which a bill has been referred, or the chair of the house
4.18of representatives Ways and Means Committee, or the chair of the senate Committee
4.19on Finance. The head or chief administrative officer of each department or agency of
4.20the state government, including the Supreme Court, shall supply drafts of fiscal notes
4.21or information for fiscal notes upon request of the executive director of the Legislative
4.22Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy.
4.23For purposes of this subdivision, "Supreme Court" includes all agencies, committees,
4.24and commissions supervised or appointed by the state Supreme Court or the state court
4.26    Subd. 2. Contents. (a) The fiscal note, where possible, shall:
4.27(1) cite the effect in dollar amounts;
4.28(2) cite the statutory provisions affected;
4.29(3) estimate the increase or decrease in revenues or expenditures;
4.30(4) include the costs which may be absorbed without additional funds;
4.31(5) include the assumptions used in determining the cost estimates; and
4.32(6) specify any long-range implication.
4.33(b) The fiscal note may comment on technical or mechanical defects in the bill but
4.34shall express no opinions concerning the merits of the proposal.
5.1    Subd. 3. Distribution. A copy of the fiscal note shall be delivered to the chair of
5.2the Ways and Means Committee of the house of representatives, the chair of the Finance
5.3Committee of the senate, the chair of the standing committee to which the bill has been
5.4referred, to the chief author of the bill and to the commissioner of management and budget.
5.5    Subd. 4. Uniform procedure. The commissioner of management and budget
5.6Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy shall prescribe a uniform procedure
5.7to govern the departments and agencies of the state in complying with the requirements
5.8of this section.

5.9    Sec. 3. APPROPRIATION.
5.10$....... for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, and $....... for the fiscal year ending
5.11June 30, 2013, are appropriated from the general fund to the Legislative Coordinating
5.12Commission for purposes of the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy.
5.13The appropriations from the general fund to the Department of Management and Budget
5.14are reduced by $....... for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, and $....... for the fiscal
5.15year ending June 30, 2013.

5.16    Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE.
5.17Sections 1 to 3 are effective July 1, 2011, except that the duty to prepare fiscal
5.18notes is effective February 1, 2012, and the duty to prepare forecasts of state revenues
5.19and expenditures is effective July 1, 2012."
5.20Amend the title accordingly