1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1744, the first committee engrossment
1.2(CEH1744-1), as follows:
1.3Page 1, line 13, delete "mean" and insert "are defined by"
1.4Page 5, line 1, delete "ensure" and insert "manage and direct"
1.5Page 6, delete section 6 and insert:

1.6    "Sec. 6. [16E.015] DEFINITIONS.
1.7    Subdivision 1. Applicability. For the purposes of chapter 16E, the following terms
1.8have the meanings given to them in this section.
1.9    Subd. 2. Accessibility. "Accessibility" and "accessible" are defined by the
1.10accessibility standards developed and required under section 16E.03.
1.11    Subd. 3. Undue burden. "Undue burden" means significant difficulty or expense
1.12determined and documented by the funding agency, including but not limited to, difficulty
1.13or expense associated with technical feasibility.
1.14    Subd. 4. Infrastructure hardware. "Infrastructure hardware" means servers,
1.15routers, switches, and non-end-user platform devices and their operating systems."
1.16Page 7, delete section 10 and insert:

1.17    "Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16E.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
1.18to read:
1.19    Subd. 9. Accessibility standards. (a) The chief information officer shall develop
1.20accessibility standards applicable to technology, software, and hardware procurement,
1.21with the exception of infrastructure hardware. The standards shall not impose an undue
1.22burden on the state.
1.23(b) The chief information officer shall require state agencies to adhere to the
1.24standards developed under this subdivision unless an exception is approved pursuant to
1.25subdivision 10. Except as provided in paragraph (c), the standards developed under this
1.26section must incorporate section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, United States Code, title
1.2729, section 794d, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Public Law
2.1105-220, August 7, 1998, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, 2.0. The chief
2.2information officer must review subsequent revisions to section 508 of the Rehabilitation
2.3Act and to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and may incorporate the revisions in
2.4the accessibility standards.
2.5(c) If the chief information officer, in consultation with the advisory committee
2.6established under section 16E.0475, determines that any standard developed under this
2.7subdivision poses an undue burden to the state, the chief information officer may modify
2.8the burdensome standard, provided written findings and rationale are made explaining
2.9the deviation.
2.10EFFECTIVE DATE.The standards adopted under this section may not take
2.11effect until July 1, 2009. The standards apply to all information technology procured,
2.12developed, or substantially modified or substantially enhanced after the effective date of
2.13the standards. The standards do not apply to any procurement or development process
2.14initiated before the effective date of the standards.

2.15    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16E.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
2.16to read:
2.17    Subd. 10. Exceptions to accessibility standards. Exceptions to the standards
2.18may be granted by the chief information officer based upon a request by an agency
2.19made in accordance with the thresholds and process established under section 16E.0475,
2.20subdivision 2."
2.21Page 8, line 32, delete "establish and implement" and insert "recommend"
2.22Page 10, line 11, before "Notwithstanding" insert "(a)"
2.23Page 10, line 21, after "provide" insert "captioning of"
2.24Page 10, after line 22, insert:
2.25"(b) Of the money available to Minnesota from the American Recovery and
2.26Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, and allocated to the Department of
2.27Employment and Economic Development for activities authorized under title 1 of the
2.28Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Code of Federal Regulations, title 34,
2.29part 361, of its implementing regulations, up to $276,000 must be transferred to the
2.30Department of Administration and the Office of Enterprise Technology to develop and
2.31implement technology accessibility standards in order to expand employment outcomes
2.32for individuals with disabilities. This is a onetime appropriation."
2.33Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.34Amend the title accordingly