MDHR PROPOSES UNSESSION BILL TO STREAMLINE CONTRACT COMPLIANCE STATUTES
Posted on 3/5/14
MDHR'S proposed technical agency bill clarifies and streamlines three statutes related to contract compliance as part of Governor Mark Dayton’s Unsession focus to eliminate unneeded laws.
For the 2014 Legislative Session, which began last week, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights is proposing a technical bill (HF2372/SF2306) that will revise three statutes that relate to contract compliance. The bill is aimed at improving the readability and clarity of the language in the Certificates of Compliance for Public Contracts statutes, which include Minn. Stat. 363A.36, Minn. Stat. 363A.37, and Minn. Stat. 473.144.
The mission of this technical bill aligns with the Governor’s Unsession initiative. The Governor’s plan, announced this week, would eliminate over 1,000 obsolete, incomprehensible, or redundant statutes. Ultimately, the goal is to improve Minnesota’s government by making it more efficient. This will not affect the meaning of Minn. Stat. 363A.36 and Minn. Stat. 363A.37. The bill streamlines the language of Minn. Stat. 473.144 and also alters the length of time certificates of compliance are valid from 2 years to 4 years to align with changes made in 2013. The proposal has no fiscal impact.