.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1579, the first engrossment, as follows:
Page 1, delete section 1 and insert:
"Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 375.18, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
1.5 Subd. 16. General welfare. (a) A county may exercise all powers necessary
1.6or fairly implied by an express delegation by the state of a duty or a grant of power,
1.7incident or essential to the exercise of an express delegation of a duty or a grant of power,
1.8and not expressly denied by or inconsistent with the laws and regulations of the state or
1.9the United States.
1.10(b) A county may adopt reasonable ordinances, resolutions, and regulations relating
1.11to its property, affairs, and operations, and provide for the general health, safety, and
1.12welfare of the county, provided that the action is not expressly denied by or inconsistent
1.13with the laws and regulations of the state or the United States.
1.14(c) In exercising these powers, a county must not act in conflict or inconsistent with
1.15the powers and duties of other political subdivisions within the county.
1.16(d) The authority granted in this section is subject to section 471.633.
Page 3, line 1 after "must
" insert "(1)
" and after "agreements
" insert ", and (2) any
1.18person or organization that represents potentially affected service recipients
Page 3, line 20, delete "and
Page 3, after line 20, insert:
"(7) describe how the county will seek out and take into consideration the advice of
1.22those receiving services who may be affected by the pilot project; and
Page 3, line 21, delete "(7)
" and insert "(8)
Page 3, line 26, after the period insert "The coordinator and commissioner must
1.25consult with appropriate stakeholders.
Page 3, line 33, after the period insert "The coordinator and commissioner must
1.27consult with appropriate stakeholders.
Page 4, after line 13, insert:
"Sec. 4. [402A.85] COUNTY EMPLOYEES.
2.3 (a) Any restructuring of county agencies under the MAGIC Act must include efforts
2.4to ensure that fair and equitable arrangements are carried out to protect the interests of
2.5county employees and to provide the best possible service to the public. The county shall
2.6make an effort to train and retrain existing employees for a changing work environment.
2.7Where a MAGIC Act pilot project may involve a loss of existing positions and
2.8employment, the county shall assist affected employees in finding suitable employment.
2.9 (b) Options available to employees whose positions will be eliminated by
2.10implementation of a MAGIC Act pilot project must include, at a minimum, job and
2.11training opportunities necessary to qualify for another job in the same, an equal, or a lower
2.12classification within the county.
2.13 (c) Procedures for notifying employees affected by MAGIC Act pilot projects must
2.14be negotiated into collective bargaining agreements under chapter 179A. Upon notification
2.15of a proposed pilot project, the bargaining unit is afforded the opportunity to bargain over
2.16any changes to an employee's working conditions or employment status contained within
2.17the proposed business plan. Nothing in this section shall be construed as diminishing any
2.18rights of employers or employees as defined in collective bargaining agreements under
2.19this chapter or chapter 179A.
2.20 (d) Employees of any pilot project remain employees of the county or counties
2.21sponsoring the project and remain members of their existing collective bargaining unit,
2.23(e) This section only applies to a pilot project during the pilot project's period of
Page 5, delete article 3
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly