|Chapter 318 - State Government Policy and Lawful Gambling|
|Author:||Senator Ann H. Rest|
|Prepared by:||Thomas S. Bottern, Senate Counsel (651/296-3810)|
|Date:||June 6, 2008|
Sections 1, 2, 14 and 15 [Minnesota Milestones] require the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) to establish a subcommittee to review the use of Minnesota Milestones in budget and planning documents, and make recommendations regarding the presentation and selection of Milestones and other goals in the documents. Section 14 requires the Sesquicentennial Commission to provide feedback for the use Milestones goals. Section 15 requires the commissioner of administration to convene a working group composed of agency and legislative staff to assist with the use of Milestones goals and indicators.
Sections 3 to 7 [State Land Sales Procedures] modify the procedures for the sale of state land by simplifying the disposition process for state land, raising the minimum value threshold for appraisal before sale from $40,000 to $50,000, and requiring state land appraisers to be licensed by the Department of Commerce. These provisions include several other procedural changes to streamline the terms of sale and remove unused authorizations for terms of sale, such as the use of a contract for deed.
Sections 8 to 10 [Office of Enterprise Technology Reporting Requirements] provide the Office of Enterprise technology with greater oversight and reporting responsibility for state agency computer projects exceeding certain thresholds.
Sections 11 and 12 [Blood Donation Leave] Section 11 requires that state employees be granted up to three hours of paid leave from work to donate blood at a location away from a place of work. Section 12 authorizes other employers in the state to grant paid leave from work for an employee to donate blood.
Section 13 [Charitable Organization Financial Statement Requirements] changes the calculation of the reporting threshold for charitable organizations to exclude the value of donated food if the food is donated for subsequent distribution and not for resale.
Section 16 [Repealer] repeals section 16B.281, subdivisions 2, 4, and 5 (Land sale provisions requiring certifications from state agencies, executive council approval, and an annual report on land sales); and section 16B.285 (records of contracts for deed for state land sales).
Section 1 [Authorizing Use of Certain Medications for Horse Racing] allows the Racing Commission to set regulatory thresholds which allow the use of medications and their metabolites for race horses.
Sections 2 [Definition of Gambling Device] Specifies that a gambling device is defined regardless of whether the contrivance is actually played.
Section 3 [Repealer] repeals Minnesota Statutes, section 349.40, which authorizes the manufacture of gambling devices and parts that are legal in other states for shipment to and use in those states.
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