.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2011 as follows:
Page 1, after line 8, insert:
"Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.16, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:
Subd. 6a. Veteran-owned small businesses.
(a) Except when mandated by the
federal government as a condition of receiving federal funds, the commissioner shall
award up to a six percent preference, but no less than the percentage awarded to any
other group under this section, in the amount bid on state procurement to certified small
businesses that are majority-owned and operated by:
(1) recently separated veterans who have served in active military service, at any
time on or after September 11, 2001, and who have been discharged under honorable
conditions from active service, as indicated by the person's United States Department of
Defense form DD-214 or by the commissioner of veterans affairs;
(2) veterans with service-connected disabilities, as determined at any time by the
United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or
(3) any other veteran-owned small businesses certified under section
(b) The purpose of this designation is to facilitate the transition of veterans from
military to civilian life, and to help compensate veterans for their sacrifices, including but
not limited to their sacrifice of health and time, to the state and nation during their military
service, as well as to enhance economic development within Minnesota.
1.21(c) The commissioner shall establish subcontracting goals that require the prime
1.22contractor to subcontract a portion of the contract to veteran-owned small businesses
1.23certified under section 16C.19. These goals shall be established as defined in subdivision 6.
1.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Page 3, line 8, after the period insert "A county board awarding a contract that uses
2.2state funds for construction or professional services must establish subcontracting goals as
2.3established in section 16C.16, subdivision 6a.
Page 3, line 22, after the period insert "The city, in awarding a contract for
2.5construction of professional services, must establish subcontracting goals as established in
2.6section 16C.16, subdivision 6a.
Page 4, line 5, after the period insert "A local government awarding a contract for
2.8construction or professional services that uses state funds must establish subcontracting
2.9goals as established in section 16C.16, subdivision 6a.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly