1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 9, the first engrossment, as follows:
1.2Page 183, after line 13, insert:

1.4    Subdivision 1. Public health disaster declaration; eligibility for federal assistance. (a)
1.5Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of human services or the
1.6commissioner of health may declare a public health disaster if either commissioner determines
1.7that the state must take action to protect the public health, including providing public health
1.8services or enforcing existing health and human services laws, as part of the state's response
1.9to the ongoing COVID-19 infectious disease outbreak.
1.10(b) The declaration of a public health disaster under this subdivision does not provide
1.11any authority in addition to existing law.
1.12    Subd. 2. Expiration. A public health disaster declared under subdivision 1 expires on
1.13the earlier of the following dates:
1.14(1) the date the commissioner of health or the commissioner of human services determines
1.15the public health disaster declaration is no longer necessary; or
1.16(2) the public health emergency issued under section 319 of the Public Health Service
1.17Act expires, subject to renewal by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.
1.18    Subd. 3. Orderly redeployment of state workers. (a) Until August 1, 2021, the
1.19commissioner of management and budget may suspend provisions of all state employee
1.20collective bargaining agreements and compensation plans regarding: limitations on the
1.21appointing authority's ability to determine employee work schedules and hours of work;
1.22notice periods for changes in work schedules, work hours, or work locations; limitations
1.23on supervisor recission of vacation approval; seniority requirements for filling vacancies,
1.24reassignment, or distribution of overtime or on-call work; restrictions on appointment,
2.1assignment, or reassignment, including reassignment between job classifications; and notice
2.2requirements for seasonal layoff and recall. Until August 1, 2021, executive branch
2.3employees are subject to the scheduling and assignment decisions and work direction of
2.4their appointing authority.
2.5(b) To the extent necessary, and until August 1, 2021, the commissioner of management
2.6and budget may transfer the direction, personnel, and functions of state agencies, including,
2.7but not limited to, redeploying executive branch employees from one state agency to another
2.8state agency, and between job classifications.
2.9    Subd. 4. Unemployment insurance program. To facilitate the recovery of the
2.10unemployment insurance program, strict compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section
2.11268.047, is suspended through August 1, 2021.
2.12    Subd. 5. Testing and vaccination authority. Until the federal public health emergency
2.13issued under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act expires, the commissioner of
2.14health may exercise the authority provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 144.4197, to
2.15authorize persons to administer COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, and may take action
2.16to establish and operate COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites, notwithstanding the
2.17requirements of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C, and without compliance with
2.18time-consuming procedures and formalities prescribed by law. The commissioner's authority
2.19under this subdivision is subject to the terms and conditions provided in Minnesota Statutes,
2.20section 144.4197, except that any extension of this authority must be provided by law and
2.21not pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 144.4197. Persons authorized to administer
2.22vaccines and testing under this subdivision shall be held harmless as provided under
2.23Minnesota Statutes, section 144.4197, under the same terms and conditions.
2.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from June 29, 2021."
2.25Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.26Amend the title accordingly