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Legislative Employee Working Group on the Legislature's Accessibility Measures

Active dates:June 1, 2021 -
Function:

The employee working group must submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over rules and to the chair and vice-chair of the Legislative Coordinating Commission by January 15, 2023. The report must:

(1) identify ways the legislature's accessibility measures do not meet accessibility standards applicable to state agencies under Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.03, subdivision 9;

(2) identify issues and technologies that may present barriers to compliance;

(3) suggest a compliance exception process;

(4) describe a plan to update the legislature's accessibility measures to be comparable to those required of state agencies under Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.03, subdivision 9; and

(5) estimate the costs for updates to the legislature's accessibility measures.

History:

Appointments to the working group must be made by July 1, 2021. The executive director of the Legislative Coordinating Commission must convene the first meeting of the working group by August 15, 2021.  

The working group expires January 15, 2023, or a later date selected by agreement of the appointing authorities in subdivision 1, but not later than January 15, 2028.

Membership:

The legislative employee working group on the legislature's accessibility measures consists of 12 members. The senate majority leader and the speaker of the house must each appoint four employees from among the following offices that serve the respective bodies: media offices, information technology offices, legal and fiscal analysis offices, the secretary of the senate, the chief clerk of the house of representatives, and other offices considered appropriate. The chair of the Legislative Coordinating Commission must appoint four members from among the employees who serve in the Office of the Revisor of Statutes, the Legislative Reference Library, the Legislative Coordinating Commission, and the Office of the Legislative Auditor.

Record last updated: 02/10/2020
 

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