Amendment scs2265a11

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1.1Senator Utke moved to amend S.F. No. 2265, the second engrossment, as follows:
1.2Page 4, delete section 3 and insert:

1.3    "Sec. 3. Laws 2022, chapter 50, article 3, section 1, is amended to read:
1.5(a) $190,000,000 $179,735,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the general fund
1.6to the commissioner of management and budget to pay for COVID-19 management costs
1.7incurred between May 23, 2022, and February 15, 2023, for testing, vaccinations, COVID-19
1.8outbreak management, local and Tribal health, public education, and health system supports.
1.9The commissioner may transfer funds appropriated in this section to state agencies as
1.10necessary. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until March 31, 2023.
1.11(b) The Legislative COVID-19 Response Commission, established under Laws 2020,
1.12chapter 71, article 1, section 7, must review a proposed allocation of the appropriation in
1.13this section as provided in paragraphs (c), (d), and (e), before the commissioner may expend
1.14the appropriation.
1.15(c) The commissioner of management and budget must submit proposed single
1.16expenditures of the appropriation in this section that exceed $2,500,000 to the Legislative
1.17COVID-19 Response Commission for its review and recommendations. The submission
1.18must include the total amount of the proposed expenditure, the purpose of the proposed
1.19expenditure, the time period of the proposed expenditure, and any additional information
1.20the commissioner of management and budget determines necessary to properly document
1.21the proposed expenditure. Upon receiving a submission, the commission has three days
1.22after the request is submitted to review the proposed expenditures.
1.23(d) Commission members may make a positive recommendation, a negative
1.24recommendation, or no recommendation on a proposed expenditure. If a majority of the
1.25commission members from the senate or a majority of the commission members from the
1.26house of representatives make a negative recommendation on a proposed expenditure, the
1.27commissioner is prohibited from expending the money. If a majority of the commission
1.28members from the senate or a majority of the commission members from the house of
1.29representatives do not make a negative recommendation, or if the commission makes no
1.30recommendation, the commissioner may expend the money.
1.31(e) The commission may hold a public meeting to approve or disapprove a proposed
1.32expenditure from the appropriation in this section. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
2.1section 3.055, the commission may conduct a public meeting remotely. The commission
2.2may approve or disapprove proposed expenditures without a public meeting. The commission
2.3members may approve or disapprove proposed expenditures via written communication
2.4sent to the commissioner of management and budget. Notwithstanding Laws 2020, chapter
2.571, article 1, section 7, if a commission member is unable to review a particular expenditure,
2.6a designee from the commission member's legislative body may serve as a designee on
2.7behalf of the absent member.
2.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from March 27, 2023."
2.9Page 5, line 31, delete "health care access" and insert "general"
2.10Page 6, lines 9 and 16, delete "health care access" and insert "general"
2.11Amend the title accordingly
2.12The motion prevailed. #did not prevail. So the amendment was #not adopted.