A small business procurements commission is created to study the small business procurement programs in Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.189; 16B.19, subdivisions 2, 4, 5, and 6; 16B.21, subdivision 2; 16B.22; 116J.68, subdivision 1; 136.27; 136.72; 137.31, subdivision 3; 161.321, subdivisions 2, 3, and 6; 241.27, subdivision 2; 471.345, subdivision 8; 473.142; 473.406, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6; and 645.445, subdivision 5, in order to propose amendments that will conform the programs to recent United States Supreme Court decisions.
The commission shall take steps to at least:
(1) assure that minority and women's businesses and organizations know of its existence and purpose;
(2) determine the existence and extent of discrimination in Minnesota business, trade, and industry;
(3) recommend appropriate statutory or regulatory changes; and
(4) recommend programs targeted to small businesses in need of assistance.
The commission shall report its findings and recommendations for legislative action to the governor and the legislature by January 31, 1990, and shall cease to function after that date.