SF 880 requires the Commissioner of Commerce to conduct a cost/ benefit evaluation on all bills and amendments that contain a mandated health benefit proposal. It also requires the Commissioner of Commerce to conduct a cost/benefit evaluation on all current mandated health benefits.
Section 1 (62J.26, subdivision 3) requires the Commissioner of Commerce to conduct an evaluation of any bill that is introduced or any amendment to a bill that contains a mandated health benefit proposal.
Section 2 (62J.26, subdivision 5) requires the commissioner to submit a written report on the evaluation to the legislature no later than 30 days from the request.
Section 3 (62J.26, subdivision 6) requires the Commissioner of Commerce, in consultation with the Commissioners of Health and Management and Budget to evaluate each mandated health benefit currently required under Minnesota law or rules. The commissioner is required to submit a written report on the required evaluation to the legislature by December 31, 2015.
Section 4 appropriates funds to the Commissioner of Commerce to be used for the evaluation of current health benefit mandates from the federal grants received by the state and deposited in the federal fund.