1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1423 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 471.345, subdivision 15, is amended to
1.5    Subd. 15. Cooperative purchasing. A municipality may Whenever practicable
1.6and cost-effective, and notwithstanding the competitive bidding requirements of this
1.7section, statutory and home rule charter cities, counties, and towns must contract for the
1.8purchase of supplies, materials, or equipment without regard to the competitive bidding
1.9requirements of this section if the purchase is through the state's cooperative purchasing
1.10venture authorized by section 16C.11 or a national municipal association's purchasing
1.11alliance or cooperative created by a joint powers agreement that purchases items from
1.12more than one source on the basis of competitive bids or competitive quotations."