1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 705 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 6.48, is amended to read:
1.5(a) All the powers and duties conferred and imposed upon the state auditor shall
1.6be exercised and performed by the state auditor in respect to the offices, institutions,
1.7public property, and improvements of several counties of the state. At least once in each
1.8year, if funds and personnel permit, the state auditor may visit, without previous notice,
1.9each county and make a thorough examination of all accounts and records relating to the
1.10receipt and disbursement of the public funds and the custody of the public funds and
1.11other property. If the audit is performed by a private certified public accountant, the state
1.12auditor may require additional information from the private certified public accountant as
1.13the state auditor deems in the public interest. The state auditor may accept the audit or
1.14make additional examinations as the state auditor deems to be in the public interest. The
1.15state auditor shall prescribe and install systems of accounts and financial reports that shall
1.16be uniform, so far as practicable, for the same class of offices. A copy of the report of
1.17such examination shall be filed and be subject to public inspection in the office of the state
1.18auditor and another copy in the office of the auditor of the county thus examined. The state
1.19auditor may accept the records and audit, or any part thereof, of the Department of Human
1.20Services in lieu of examination of the county social welfare funds, if such audit has been
1.21made within any period covered by the state auditor's audit of the other records of the
1.22county. If any such examination shall disclose malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance
1.23in any office of such county, such report shall be filed with the county attorney of the
1.24county, and the county attorney shall institute such civil and criminal proceedings as the
1.25law and the protection of the public interests shall require.
2.1(b) The county receiving any examination shall pay to the state general fund,
2.2notwithstanding the provisions of section 16A.125, the total cost and expenses of such
2.3examinations, including the salaries paid to the examiners while actually engaged in
2.4making such examination. The state auditor on deeming it advisable may bill counties,
2.5having a population of 200,000 or over, monthly for services rendered and the officials
2.6responsible for approving and paying claims shall cause said bill to be promptly paid. The
2.7general fund shall be credited with all collections made for any such examinations.
2.8(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a county may provide for an audit to be
2.9performed by a CPA firm, as defined in section 326A.01, subdivision 7. The audit
2.10performed under this paragraph must meet the standards and be in the form required by
2.11the state auditor. The state auditor may require additional information from the CPA firm
2.12as the state auditor deems in the public interest, but the state auditor must accept the audit
2.13unless the state auditor determines that it does not meet recognized industry auditing
2.14standards. A county audited by a CPA firm cannot be required to pay to the state general
2.15fund any costs for state auditor services.

2.16    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 279.09, is amended to read:
2.18The county shall cause the notice and list of delinquent real property to be published
2.19once in each of two weeks in the a qualified newspaper designated, the first publication of
2.20which shall be made on or before March 20 immediately following the filing of such list
2.21with the court administrator of the district court, and the second not less than two weeks
2.22later. The county shall deliver the list to the newspaper designated at least ten days before
2.23the date upon which the list is to be published for the first time. Not less than five days
2.24before the second publication, the county shall submit a revised list to the newspaper. A
2.25taxpayer who has paid delinquent taxes since the first publication must be removed by
2.26the county from the second publication.

2.27    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 299A.77, is amended to read:
2.29(a) An alcohol enforcement account is created in the special revenue fund, consisting
2.30of money credited to the account by law. Money in the account may be appropriated
2.31by law for (1) costs of the Alcohol and Gambling Division related to administration
2.32and enforcement of sections 340A.403, subdivision 4; 340A.414, subdivision 1a; and
2.33340A.504, subdivision 7 ; and (2) costs of the State Patrol.
3.1(b) The commissioner shall transfer from the account to the trunk highway fund
3.2$3,500,000 in fiscal year 2004 and $3,700,000 in fiscal year 2005, or so much thereof as
3.3is necessary to pay costs of adding State Patrol positions.

3.4    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 326B.133, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
3.5    Subdivision 1. Designation. Each municipality shall may designate a building
3.6official to administer the code. A municipality may designate no more than one building
3.7official responsible for code administration defined by each certification category created
3.8by statute or rule. Two or more municipalities may combine in the designation of a
3.9building official for the purpose of administering the provisions of the code within their
3.10communities. In those municipalities for which no building officials have been designated,
3.11the state building official may use whichever state employees are necessary to perform
3.12the duties of the building official until the municipality makes a temporary or permanent
3.13designation. All costs incurred by virtue of these services rendered by state employees
3.14must be borne by the involved municipality and receipts arising from these services must
3.15be paid to the commissioner.

3.16    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 331A.01, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
3.17    Subd. 8. Qualified newspaper. "Qualified newspaper" means a newspaper which
3.18complies with all of the provisions of section 331A.02 or a Web site designated as an
3.19official publication site under section 331A.12. The following terms, when found in
3.20laws or charters referring to the publication of a public notice, shall be taken to mean a
3.21qualified newspaper: "qualified legal newspaper," "legal newspaper," "official newspaper,"
3.22"newspaper," "newspaper of general circulation," "trade journal," and "medium of official
3.23and legal publication."

3.24    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 331A.11, is amended to read:
3.25331A.11 APPLICATION.
3.26    Subdivision 1. Application. Sections 331A.01 to 331A.11 apply This chapter
3.27applies to all political subdivisions of the state.
3.28    Subd. 2. Notices excluded. Sections 331A.01 to 331A.11 do This chapter does
3.29not apply to notices required by private agreements or local laws to be published in
3.30newspapers, unless they refer expressly or by implication to this chapter or to particular
3.31provisions of this chapter.

3.32    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 331A.12, is amended to read:
4.2    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) The terms defined in this subdivision and section
4.3331A.01 apply to this section.
4.4(b) "Web site" means a specific, addressable location provided on a server connected
4.5to the Internet and hosting World Wide Web pages and other files that are generally
4.6accessible on the Internet all or most of the day.
4.7    Subd. 2. Designation. At the meeting of the governing body of the local public
4.8corporation political subdivision at which the governing body must designate its official
4.9newspaper for the year, the governing body may designate in the same manner in the
4.10alternative designate its Web site as the political subdivision's official publication site
4.11for publication of transportation projects on the local public corporation's Web site
4.12proceedings, public notices, and summaries. Publication on the Web site may be used
4.13in place of or in addition to any other required form of publication. Each year after
4.14designating publication on the Web site as the official publication site for transportation
4.15projects, proceedings, public notices, and summaries, the local public corporation
4.16political subdivision must publish in a qualified newspaper in the jurisdiction and on the
4.17Web site, notice that the local public corporation political subdivision will publish any
4.18advertisements for bids its proceedings, public notices, and summaries on its Web site.
4.19    Subd. 3. Form, time for publication same. A local public corporation political
4.20subdivision that publishes on its Web site under this section must post the information in
4.21substantially the same format and for the same period of time as required for publication
4.22in an official newspaper or other print publication. The political subdivision must post
4.23prominently on the home page of its primary Web site a link entitled "proceedings, public
4.24notices, and summaries" that will directly lead a user to those Web-published proceedings,
4.25public notices, and summaries.
4.26    Subd. 4. Record retention; access. (a) State law governing retention of government
4.27records, including sections 15.17, 138.163, 138.17, 138.19 to 138.21, and 138.225 to
4.28138.226, apply to a political subdivision's publications on its Web site.
4.29(b) A local public corporation political subdivision that publishes notice on its Web
4.30site under this section must ensure that a permanent record of the publication is maintained
4.31on the Web site in a form accessible by the public for at least ten years. It must provide
4.32access, as provided in section 13.03, to all Web-published proceedings, public notices, and
4.33summaries at the main office of the political subdivision, and at any other government
4.34offices designated by the political subdivision. The political subdivision must also provide
4.35an electronic copy of all Web-published proceedings, public notices, and summaries to all
5.1public libraries that serve the residents of the jurisdiction, and provide electronic copies by
5.2e-mail or print copies by mail to individuals upon request.
5.3    Subd. 5. Evidence of compliance. The state auditor's audit, supervision or
5.4examination of political subdivisions under sections 6.48 to 6.51 and the state auditor's
5.5prescription for minimum audit scope under section 6.65 must include a determination
5.6of whether a political subdivision that designates its Web site as the place for required
5.7publication has complied with all publication requirements.
5.8    Subd. 6. Archiving. A political subdivision that designates its Web site as its
5.9official publication site for publication of proceedings, public notices, and summaries
5.10under this section must publish this information in an area that is accessible by third-party
5.11search engine or Internet archiving site software tools for the purposes of indexing or
5.12archiving the proceedings, public notices, and summaries that are published on the
5.13political subdivision's Web site.
5.14    Subd. 7. Application; exceptions. This section does not apply to publication
5.15requirements in:
5.16(1) section 117.0412, relating to eminent domain;
5.17(2) sections 282.01, 282.02, 282.16, and 282.222, relating to tax forfeited land sales;
5.18(3) section 331A.03, subdivision 3, relating to solicitation of bids and requests for
5.19information or proposals;
5.20(4) sections 429.031 and 429.061, relating to special assessments;
5.21(5) section 469.012, relating to housing and redevelopment agency powers; and
5.22(6) section 123A.48, relating to public school districts consolidation.

5.23    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 375.055, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
5.24    Subdivision 1. Fixed by county board. (a) The county commissioners in all
5.25counties, except Hennepin and Ramsey, shall receive as compensation for services
5.26rendered by them for their respective counties, annual salaries and in addition may receive
5.27per diem payments and reimbursement for necessary expenses in performing the duties of
5.28the office as set by resolution of the county board. The salary and schedule of per diem
5.29payments shall not be effective until January 1 of the next year. The resolution shall
5.30contain a statement of the new salary on an annual basis. The board may establish a
5.31schedule of per diem payments for service by individual county commissioners on any
5.32board, committee, or commission of county government including committees of the
5.33board, or for the performance of services by individual county commissioners when
5.34required by law. In addition to its publication in the official newspaper of the county as
5.35part of the proceedings of the meeting of the county board, the resolution setting the salary
6.1and schedule of per diem payments shall be published in one other newspaper of the
6.2county, if there is one located in a different municipality in the county than the official
6.3newspaper. The salary of a county commissioner or the schedule of per diem payments
6.4shall not change except in accordance with this subdivision.
6.5    (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a resolution adopted by the county board to
6.6decrease commissioners' salaries or per diem payments may take effect at any time.

6.7    Sec. 9. REPEALER.
6.8Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 279.07; 279.08; 326B.145; 340A.403, subdivision
6.94; 375.17, subdivision 3; 382.265; 395.14; 395.15; 395.16; 395.17; 395.18; 395.19;
6.10395.20; 395.21; 395.22; 395.23; 395.24; and 471.6161, subdivision 5, are repealed."
6.11Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
6.12Amend the title accordingly