1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 136 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 10A.01, subdivision 35, is amended to
1.5    Subd. 35. Public official. "Public official" means any:
1.6    (1) member of the legislature;
1.7    (2) individual employed by the legislature as secretary of the senate, legislative
1.8auditor, chief clerk of the house of representatives, revisor of statutes, or researcher,
1.9legislative analyst, or attorney in the Office of Senate Counsel and Research or House
1.11    (3) constitutional officer in the executive branch and the officer's chief administrative
1.13    (4) solicitor general or deputy, assistant, or special assistant attorney general;
1.14    (5) commissioner, deputy commissioner, or assistant commissioner of any state
1.15department or agency as listed in section 15.01 or 15.06, or the state chief information
1.17    (6) member, chief administrative officer, or deputy chief administrative officer of a
1.18state board or commission that has either the power to adopt, amend, or repeal rules under
1.19chapter 14, or the power to adjudicate contested cases or appeals under chapter 14;
1.20    (7) individual employed in the executive branch who is authorized to adopt, amend,
1.21or repeal rules under chapter 14 or adjudicate contested cases under chapter 14;
1.22    (8) executive director of the State Board of Investment;
1.23    (9) deputy of any official listed in clauses (7) and (8);
1.24    (10) judge of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals;
1.25    (11) administrative law judge or compensation judge in the State Office of
1.26Administrative Hearings or unemployment law judge in the Department of Employment
1.27and Economic Development;
2.1    (12) member, regional administrator, division director, general counsel, or operations
2.2manager of the Metropolitan Council;
2.3    (13) member or chief administrator of a metropolitan agency;
2.4    (14) director of the Division of Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement in the
2.5Department of Public Safety;
2.6    (15) member or executive director of the Higher Education Facilities Authority;
2.7    (16) member of the board of directors or president of Enterprise Minnesota, Inc.;
2.8    (17) member of the board of directors or executive director of the Minnesota State
2.9High School League;
2.10    (18) member of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority established in section 473.755;
2.11    (19) citizen member of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources;
2.12    (20) manager of a watershed district, or member of a watershed management
2.13organization as defined under section 103B.205, subdivision 13;
2.14    (21) supervisor of a soil and water conservation district;
2.15(22) director of Explore Minnesota Tourism;
2.16    (23) citizen member of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council established
2.17in section 97A.056;
2.18(24) citizen member of the Clean Water Council established in section 114D.30; or
2.19(25) member or chief executive of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority
2.20established in section 473J.07.;
2.21(26) district court judge, appeals court judge, or supreme court justice; or
2.22(27) county commissioner.

2.23    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 10A.07, is amended to read:
2.25    Subdivision 1. Disclosure of potential conflicts. A public official or a local
2.26official elected to or appointed by a metropolitan governmental unit who in the discharge
2.27of official duties would be required to take an action or make a decision that would
2.28substantially affect the official's financial interests or those of an associated business,
2.29unless the effect on the official is no greater than on other members of the official's
2.30business classification, profession, or occupation, must take the following actions:
2.31(1) prepare a written statement describing the matter requiring action or decision and
2.32the nature of the potential conflict of interest;
2.33(2) deliver copies of the statement to the official's immediate superior, if any; and
3.1(3) if a member of the legislature or of the governing body of a metropolitan
3.2governmental unit, deliver a copy of the statement to the presiding officer of the body
3.3of service.
3.4If a potential conflict of interest presents itself and there is insufficient time to
3.5comply with clauses (1) to (3), the public or local official must orally inform the superior
3.6or the official body of service or committee of the body of the potential conflict.
3.7    Subd. 2. Required actions. If the official is not a member of the legislature or of the
3.8governing body of a metropolitan governmental unit, the superior must assign the matter,
3.9if possible, to another employee who does not have a potential conflict of interest. If there
3.10is no immediate superior, the official must abstain, if possible, in a manner prescribed by
3.11the board from influence over the action or decision in question. If the official is a member
3.12of the legislature, the house of service may, at the member's request, excuse the member
3.13from taking part in the action or decision in question. If the official is not permitted or is
3.14otherwise unable to abstain from action in connection with the matter, the official must
3.15file a statement describing the potential conflict and the action taken. A public official
3.16must file the statement with the board and a local official must file the statement with the
3.17governing body of the official's political subdivision. The statement must be filed within a
3.18week of the action taken.
3.19    Subd. 3. Interest in contract; local officials. This section does not apply to a local
3.20official with respect to a matter governed by sections 471.87 and 471.88.
3.21    Subd. 4. Exception; judges. Notwithstanding subdivisions 1 and 2, a public official
3.22who is a district court judge, an appeals court judge, or a Supreme Court justice is not
3.23required to comply with the provisions of this section.

3.24    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 10A.071, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
3.25    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this
3.27(b) "Gift" means money, real or personal property, a service, a loan, a forbearance or
3.28forgiveness of indebtedness, or a promise of future employment, that is given and received
3.29without the giver receiving consideration of equal or greater value in return.
3.30(c) "Official" means a public official, an employee of the legislature, a judge, or a
3.31local official of a metropolitan governmental unit.

3.32    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 10A.08, is amended to read:
4.1    Subdivision 1. Disclosure required. A public official who represents a client for a
4.2fee before an individual, board, commission, or agency that has rulemaking authority in a
4.3hearing conducted under chapter 14, must disclose the official's participation in the action
4.4to the board within 14 days after the appearance. If the public official fails to disclose the
4.5participation within ten business days after the disclosure required by this section was due,
4.6the board may impose a late filing fee of $5 per day, not to exceed $100, starting on the
4.711th day after the disclosure was due. The board must send notice by certified mail to a
4.8public official who fails to disclose the participation within ten business days after the
4.9disclosure was due that the public official may be subject to a civil penalty for failure to
4.10disclose the participation. A public official who fails to disclose the participation within
4.11seven days after the certified mail notice was sent by the board is subject to a civil penalty
4.12imposed by the board of up to $1,000.
4.13    Subd. 2. Exception; judges. Notwithstanding subdivision 1, a public official who is
4.14a district court judge, an appeals court judge, or a Supreme Court justice is not required to
4.15comply with the provisions of this section.

4.16    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 10A.09, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:
4.17    Subd. 6a. Local officials Place of filing. A public official required to file a
4.18statement under this section must file it with the board. A local official required to file a
4.19statement under this section must file it with the governing body of the official's political
4.20subdivision. The governing body must maintain statements filed with it under this
4.21subdivision as public data. If an official position is defined as both a public official and as
4.22a local official of a metropolitan governmental unit under this chapter, the official must
4.23file the statement with the board.

4.24    Sec. 6. EFFECTIVE DATE.
4.25Sections 1 to 5 are effective January 1, 2014, and apply to public officials elected or
4.26appointed to terms of office commencing on or after that date."
4.27Delete the title and insert:
4.28"A bill for an act
4.29relating to public disclosure; expanding the definition of public official in
4.30campaign finance and public disclosure law; providing clarifying changes;
4.31amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 10A.01, subdivision 35; 10A.07;
4.3210A.071, subdivision 1; 10A.08; 10A.09, subdivision 6a."