Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

HF 1863

3rd Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/15/2014 05:23pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - 3rd Engrossment

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33
2.1 2.2
2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32
2.33 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5
3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23
3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15
4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21
4.22 4.23
4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4
5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14
5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26
5.27 5.28 5.29
6.1 6.2
6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6
6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6
7.7 7.8
7.9 7.10
7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29
7.30 7.31 7.32
8.1 8.2
8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22
8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13
9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22
10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26
10.27 10.28
10.29 10.30 10.31
11.1 11.2
11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18
11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28
11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21
12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 12.34 12.35 13.1 13.2
13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14
13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24
13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14
14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18
14.19 14.20
14.21 14.22
14.23 14.24
14.25 14.26 14.27
14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30
15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15
16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 16.35
17.1
17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23
17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5
18.6
18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17
18.18
18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6
19.7
19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27
19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13
20.14
20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30
20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34
21.1
21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13
21.14 21.15
21.16 21.17
21.18 21.19
21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27
21.28 21.29 21.30 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8
22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26
22.27 22.28 22.29
22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26
23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 23.33
23.34 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22
24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26
24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 24.34 25.1
25.2 25.3 25.4
25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6
26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 26.33 26.34 26.35 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8
27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 27.33 27.34 27.35 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26
28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 28.34 28.35 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 29.35
30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5
30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23
30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 30.34 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19
31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29
31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9
32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13
32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17
32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 32.33 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4
33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22
33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 33.33 33.34
34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 34.35
35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7
35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20
35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26
35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30
35.31 36.1 36.2
36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32 36.33 36.34 36.35 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17
37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28
37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33
38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11
38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16
38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26
38.27 38.28 38.29
38.30 38.31 38.32 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32
39.33 39.34 39.35 40.1 40.2
40.3 40.4 40.5

A bill for an act
relating to state government; modifying laws governing certain executive branch
advisory groups; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 3.922, subdivision
8; 15B.11, subdivision 2; 16B.055, subdivision 1; 28A.21, subdivision 6;
43A.316, subdivisions 2, 3, 6; 62J.495, subdivision 2; 79A.02, subdivision 1;
85.0146, subdivision 1; 89A.03, subdivision 5; 89A.08, subdivision 1; 92.35;
93.0015, subdivision 3; 97A.055, subdivision 4b; 103F.518, subdivision 1;
115.55, subdivision 12; 115.741, by adding a subdivision; 116U.25; 120B.365,
subdivision 2; 134.31, subdivision 6; 144.1255, subdivision 1; 144.1481,
subdivision 1; 144.608, subdivision 2; 144G.06; 145A.10, subdivision 10;
148.7805, subdivision 2; 152.126, subdivision 3; 153A.20, subdivision 2; 162.07,
subdivision 5; 162.13, subdivision 3; 174.52, subdivision 3; 175.007, subdivision
1; 182.656, subdivision 3; 206.805; 214.13, subdivision 4; 216B.813, subdivision
2; 216B.815; 216C.02, subdivision 1; 240.18, subdivision 4; 241.021,
subdivision 4c; 243.1606, subdivision 4; 252.30; 256B.0625, subdivisions 13c,
13i; 256B.27, subdivision 3; 256C.28, subdivision 1; 270C.12, subdivision 5;
298.2213, subdivision 5; 298.2214, subdivision 1; 298.297; 299A.62, subdivision
2; 299A.63, subdivision 2; 299E.04, subdivision 5; 326B.07, subdivision 1;
611A.32, subdivision 2; 611A.33; 611A.345; 611A.35; 629.342, subdivision 2;
Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, sections 103I.105; 125A.28; 136A.031,
subdivision 3; 144.98, subdivision 10; 254A.035, subdivision 2; 254A.04;
256B.064, subdivision 1a; 256B.093, subdivision 1; 260.835, subdivision 2;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 162; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 6.81; 15.059, subdivision 5; 15B.32,
subdivision 7; 16E.0475; 43A.316, subdivision 4; 43A.317, subdivision 4;
62U.09; 82B.021, subdivision 10; 82B.05, subdivisions 1, 3, 5, 6, 7; 82B.06;
84.964; 103F.518, subdivision 11; 116L.361, subdivision 2; 116L.363; 124D.94;
127A.70, subdivision 3; 136A.031, subdivision 5; 147E.35, subdivision 4;
162.02, subdivisions 2, 3; 162.09, subdivisions 2, 3; 196.30; 197.585, subdivision
4; 245.97, subdivision 7; 252.31; 270C.991, subdivision 4; 299C.156; 299M.02;
402A.15; 611A.34; Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, sections 15.059,
subdivision 5b; 197.585, subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

ARTICLE 1

STATE GOVERNMENT

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 43A.316, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

For the purpose of this section, the terms defined in this
subdivision have the meaning given them.

(a) Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of management and
budget.

(b) Employee. "Employee" means:

(1) a person who is a public employee within the definition of section 179A.03,
subdivision 14
, who is insurance eligible and is employed by an eligible employer;

(2) an elected public official of an eligible employer who is insurance eligible;

(3) a person employed by a labor organization or employee association certified as
an exclusive representative of employees of an eligible employer or by another public
employer approved by the commissioner, so long as the plan meets the requirements of a
governmental plan under United States Code, title 29, section 1002(32); or

(4) a person employed by a county or municipal hospital.

(c) Eligible employer. "Eligible employer" means:

(1) a public employer within the definition of section 179A.03, subdivision 15, that
is a town, county, city, school district as defined in section 120A.05, service cooperative
as defined in section 123A.21, intermediate district as defined in section 136D.01,
Cooperative Center for Vocational Education as defined in section 123A.22, regional
management information center as defined in section 123A.23, or an education unit
organized under the joint powers action, section 471.59; or

(2) an exclusive representative of employees, as defined in paragraph (b);

(3) a county or municipal hospital; or

(4) another public employer approved by the commissioner.

(d) Exclusive representative. "Exclusive representative" means an exclusive
representative as defined in section 179A.03, subdivision 8.

deleted text begin (e) Labor-Management Committee. "Labor-Management Committee" means the
committee established by subdivision 4.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end Program. "Program" means the statewide public employees insurance
program created by subdivision 3.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 43A.316, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Public employee insurance program.

The commissioner shall be the
administrator of the public employee insurance program and may determine its funding
arrangements. The commissioner shall model the program after the plan established
in section 43A.18, subdivision 2, but may modify that plandeleted text begin, in consultation with the
Labor-Management Committee
deleted text end.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 43A.316, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Coverage.

(a) By January 1, 1989, the commissioner shall announce the
benefits of the program. The program shall include employee hospital, medical, dental,
and life insurance for employees and hospital and medical benefits for dependents. Health
maintenance organization options and other delivery system options may be provided if
they are available, cost-effective, and capable of servicing the number of people covered
in the program. Participation in optional coverages may be provided by collective
bargaining agreements. For employees not represented by an exclusive representative, the
employer may offer the optional coverages to eligible employees and their dependents
provided in the program.

(b) The commissionerdeleted text begin, with the assistance of the Labor-Management Committee,
deleted text end shall periodically assess whether it is financially feasible for the program to offer or to
continue an individual retiree program that has competitive premium rates and benefits.
If the commissioner determines it to be feasible to offer an individual retiree program,
the commissioner shall announce the applicable benefits, premium rates, and terms of
participation. Eligibility to participate in the individual retiree program is governed by
subdivision 8, but applies to retirees of eligible employers that do not participate in the
program and to those retirees' dependents and surviving spouses.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 206.805, is amended to read:


206.805 STATE VOTING SYSTEMS CONTRACTS.

Subdivision 1.

Contracts required.

(a) The secretary of state, with the assistance
of the commissioner of administration, shall establish one or more state voting systems
contracts. The contracts should, if practical, include provisions for maintenance of the
equipment purchased. The voting systems contracts must address precinct-based optical
scan voting equipment, and ballot marking equipment for persons with disabilities and
other voters. The contracts must give the state a perpetual license to use and modify the
software. The contracts must include provisions to escrow the software source code, as
provided in subdivision 2. Bids for voting systems and related election services must be
solicited from each vendor selling or leasing voting systems that have been certified for
use by the secretary of state. The contracts must be renewed from time to time.

deleted text begin (b) The secretary of state shall appoint an advisory committee, including
representatives of the state chief information officer, county auditors, municipal clerks who
have had operational experience with the use of electronic voting systems, and members
of the disabilities community to advise the secretary of state in reviewing and evaluating
the merits of proposals submitted from voting equipment vendors for the state contracts.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(b) new text endCounties and municipalities may purchase or lease voting systems and obtain
related election services from the state contracts. All counties and municipalities are
members of the cooperative purchasing venture of the Department of Administration for
the purpose of this section. For the purpose of township elections, counties must aggregate
orders under contracts negotiated under this section for products and services and may
apportion the costs of those products and services proportionally among the townships
receiving the products and services. The county is not liable for the timely or accurate
delivery of those products or services.

Sec. 5. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 6.81; 15.059, subdivision 5; 16E.0475;
43A.316, subdivision 4; 43A.317, subdivision 4; 196.30; 197.585, subdivision 4; and
270C.991, subdivision 4,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, sections 15.059, subdivision 5b; and
197.585, subdivision 2,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND AGRICULTURE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 92.35, is amended to read:


92.35 DUTIES AND POWERS.

The commissioner of natural resources must classify all public and private lands in
the state by the use to which the lands are adapted, but principally as to adaptability to
present known uses, such as agriculture and forestry. This classification must be based on
consideration of the known physical and economic factors affecting use of the land. The
commissioner must consult private, state, and federal agencies concerned with land use.
deleted text beginThe commissioner may appoint advisory committees of residents of the state concerned
with and interested in land use. The advisory committees shall serve without pay, at the
pleasure of the commissioner. The advisory committee must consider and report on land
use problems submitted by the commissioner.
deleted text end The classification must be done first in the
counties having land classification committees. In determining the land classification, the
commissioner must consult and cooperate with the land classification committee. The
determination of the land classification committee is final.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 103F.518, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment of program.

(a) The boarddeleted text begin, in consultation with the
technical committee established in subdivision 11,
deleted text end shall establish and administer a reinvest
in Minnesota (RIM) clean energy program that is in addition to the program under section
103F.515. Selection of land for the clean energy program must be based on its potential
benefits for bioenergy crop production, water quality, soil health, reduction of chemical
inputs, soil carbon storage, biodiversity, and wildlife habitat.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "diverse native prairie" means a prairie planted
from a mix of local Minnesota native prairie species. A selection from all available native
prairie species may be made so as to match species appropriate to local site conditions.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115.55, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Advisory committee; county subsurface sewage treatment system
management plan.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end A county may adopt a subsurface sewage treatment system
management plan that describes how the county plans on carrying out subsurface sewage
treatment system needs. deleted text beginThe commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency shall form an
advisory committee to determine what the plans should address. The advisory committee
shall be made up of representatives of the Association of Minnesota Counties, Pollution
Control Agency, Board of Water and Soil Resources, Department of Health, and other
public agencies or local units of government that have an interest in subsurface sewage
treatment systems.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The advisory committee shall advise the agency on the standards, management,
monitoring, and reporting requirements for performance-based systems.
deleted text end

Sec. 4. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 84.964; and 103F.518, subdivision 11, new text end new text begin are
repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 120B.365, subdivision 2, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2.

Expiration.

Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the committee
expires on June 30, deleted text begin2014deleted text endnew text begin 2016new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 136A.031, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Student Advisory Council.

(a) A Student Advisory Council (SAC) to the
deleted text beginMinnesotadeleted text end office deleted text beginof Higher Educationdeleted text end is established. The members of SAC shall include:
the chair of the University of Minnesota student senate; the state chair of the Minnesota
State University Student Association; the president of the Minnesota State College Student
Association and an officer of the Minnesota State College Student Association, one in
a community college course of study and one in a technical college course of study; deleted text beginthe
president of the Minnesota Association of Private College Students; and a student who is
enrolled in a private vocational school, to be appointed by the Minnesota Career College
Association
deleted text endnew text begin a student who is enrolled in a private nonprofit postsecondary institution, to
be elected by students enrolled in Minnesota Private College Council institutions; and
a student who is enrolled in a private for-profit postsecondary institution, to be elected
by students enrolled in Minnesota Career College Association institutions. If students
from the Minnesota Private College Council institutions do not elect a representative, the
Minnesota Private College Council must appoint the private nonprofit representative.
If students from the Minnesota Career College Association institutions do not elect
a representative, the Minnesota Career College Association must appoint the private
for-profit representative
new text end. A member may be represented by a student designee who attends
an institution from the same system that the absent member represents. The SAC shall
select one of its members to serve as chair.

(b) The deleted text beginMinnesotadeleted text end office deleted text beginof Higher Educationdeleted text end shall inform the SAC of all matters
related to student issues under consideration. The SAC shall report to the deleted text beginMinnesotadeleted text end office
deleted text beginof Higher Educationdeleted text end quarterly and at other times that the SAC considers desirable. The
SAC shall determine its meeting times, but it shall also meet with the office within 30 days
after the commissioner's request for a meeting.

(c) The SAC shall:

(1) bring to the attention of the deleted text beginMinnesotadeleted text end office deleted text beginof Higher Educationdeleted text end any matter that
the SAC believes needs the attention of the office;

(2) make recommendations to the deleted text beginMinnesotadeleted text end office deleted text beginof Higher Educationdeleted text end as it finds
appropriate; and

(3) approve student appointments by the deleted text beginMinnesotadeleted text end office deleted text beginof Higher Educationdeleted text end for
each advisory group as provided in subdivision 4.

Sec. 3. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 124D.94, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

TRANSPORTATION

Section 1.

new text begin [162.152] RULES; ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Advisory committee membership. new text end

new text begin The rules referenced in sections
162.02, subdivision 1, and 162.09, subdivision 1, shall be made and promulgated by the
commissioner acting with the advice of a committee selected as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) nine members must be selected by the county boards acting through the officers
of the statewide association of county commissioners. The committee members shall be
selected so that each member is from a different state highway construction district. Not
more than five of the nine members shall be county commissioners, and the remaining
members shall be county highway engineers; and
new text end

new text begin (2) 12 members must be selected by the governing bodies of cities, acting through
the officers of the statewide association of municipal officials. The committee members
shall be selected so that there is one member from each state highway construction district
and one member from each city of the first class. Not more than six of the 12 members
shall be elected officials of the cities, and the remaining members shall be city engineers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Commissioner's determination. new text end

new text begin If agreement cannot be reached on a
rule, the commissioner's determination on what rule will be proposed for adoption is final.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Rules have force of law. new text end

new text begin The rules have the force and effect of law as
provided in chapter 14.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin No expiration. new text end

new text begin The committee created in this section does not expire.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 162.02, subdivisions 2 and 3; and 162.09,
subdivisions 2 and 3,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 216B.813, subdivision 2, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2.

Grants.

(a) The commissioner of commerce shall operate a competitive
grant program for projects to assist the state in attaining its renewable hydrogen energy
goals. deleted text beginThe commissioner of commerce shall assemble an advisory committee made up of
industry, university, government, and nongovernment organizations to:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) help identify the most promising technology deployment projects for public
investment;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) advise on the technical specifications for those projects; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) make recommendations on project grants.
deleted text end

(b) The commissioner shall give preference to project concepts included in the
department's most recent biennial report: Strategic Demonstration Projects to Accelerate
the Commercialization of Renewable Hydrogen and Related Technologies in Minnesota.
Projects eligible for funding must combine one or more of the hydrogen production
options listed in the department's report with an end use that has significant commercial
potential, preferably high visibility, and relies on fuel cells or related technologies. Each
funded technology deployment must include an explicit education and awareness-raising
component, be compatible with the renewable hydrogen deployment criteria defined in
section 216B.812, and receive 50 percent of its total cost from nonstate sources. The 50
percent requirement does not apply for recipients that are public institutions.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 216B.815, is amended to read:


216B.815 REGIONAL ENERGY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
PARTNERSHIP.

(a) The state's public research and higher education institutions should work with
one another and with similar institutions in the region to establish Minnesota and the
Upper Midwest as a center of research, education, outreach, and technology transfer for
the production of renewable energy and products, including hydrogen, fuel cells, and
related technologies. The partnership should be designed to create a critical mass of
research and education capability that can compete effectively for federal and private
investment in these areas.

deleted text begin (b) The partnership must include an advisory committee comprised of government,
industry, academic, and nonprofit representatives to help focus its research and education
efforts on the most critical issues.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end Initiatives undertaken by the partnership may include:

(1) collaborative and interdisciplinary research, demonstration projects, and
commercialization of market-ready technologies;

(2) creation of undergraduate and graduate course offerings and eventually degreed
and vocational programs with reciprocity;

(3) establishment of fellows programs at the region's institutes of higher learning
that provide financial incentives for relevant study, research, and exchange; and

(4) development and field-testing of relevant curricula, teacher kits for all educational
levels, and widespread teacher training, in collaboration with state energy offices, teachers,
nonprofits, businesses, the United States Department of Energy, and other interested parties.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 216C.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Powers.

(a) The commissioner may:

(1) apply for, receive, and spend money received from federal, municipal, county,
regional, and other government agencies and private sources;

(2) apply for, accept, and disburse grants and other aids from public and private
sources;

(3) contract for professional services if work or services required or authorized to
be carried out by the commissioner cannot be satisfactorily performed by employees of
the department or by another state agency;

(4) enter into interstate compacts to carry out research and planning jointly with
other states or the federal government when appropriate;

(5) upon reasonable request, distribute informational material at no cost to the
public; and

(6) enter into contracts for the performance of the commissioner's duties with
federal, state, regional, metropolitan, local, and other agencies or units of government and
educational institutions, including the University of Minnesota, without regard to the
competitive bidding requirements of chapters 16A and 16C.

(b) The commissioner shall collect information on conservation and other
energy-related programs carried on by other agencies, by public utilities, by cooperative
electric associations, by municipal power agencies, by other fuel suppliers, by political
subdivisions, and by private organizations. Other agencies, cooperative electric
associations, municipal power agencies, and political subdivisions shall cooperate
with the commissioner by providing information requested by the commissioner. The
commissioner may by rule require the submission of information by other program
operators. The commissioner shall make the information available to other agencies and
to the public and, as necessary, shall recommend to the legislature changes in the laws
governing conservation and other energy-related programs to ensure that:

(1) expenditures on the programs are adequate to meet identified needs;

(2) the needs of low-income energy users are being adequately addressed;

(3) duplication of effort is avoided or eliminated;

(4) a program that is ineffective is improved or eliminated; and

(5) voluntary efforts are encouraged through incentives for their operators.

deleted text begin The commissioner shall appoint an advisory task force to help evaluate the information
collected and formulate recommendations to the legislature. The task force must include
low-income energy users.
deleted text end

(c) By January 15 of each year, the commissioner shall report to the legislature on
the projected amount of federal money likely to be available to the state during the next
fiscal year, including grant money and money received by the state as a result of litigation
or settlements of alleged violations of federal petroleum-pricing regulations. The report
must also estimate the amount of money projected as needed during the next fiscal year
to finance a level of conservation and other energy-related programs adequate to meet
projected needs, particularly the needs of low-income persons and households, and must
recommend the amount of state appropriations needed to cover the difference between the
projected availability of federal money and the projected needs.

Sec. 4. new text beginCLARIFICATION OF CONTINUED EXISTENCE.
new text end

new text begin This section clarifies that the Automobile Theft Prevention Advisory Board created
in Minnesota Statutes, section 65B.84, subdivision 4, did not expire June 30, 2009.
Actions taken by that group and public funds spent on behalf of the group are valid.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies retroactively from June 30, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 82B.021, subdivision 10; 82B.05, subdivisions 1,
3, 5, 6, and 7; 82B.06; 116L.361, subdivision 2; and 116L.363,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 6

PUBLIC SAFETY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299A.62, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Awarding grant.

Grants under this section shall be awarded by the
commissioner of public safety. deleted text beginBefore any grants are awarded, a committee consisting
of the attorney general, and representatives from the Minnesota Chiefs of Police
Association, the Minnesota Sheriffs Association, and the Minnesota Police and Peace
Officers Association, shall evaluate the grant applications. Before grants are awarded,
the commissioner shall meet and consult with the committee concerning its evaluation
of and recommendations on grant proposals.
deleted text end A grant under subdivision 1, paragraph
(b), clause (1), may be awarded only to a law enforcement agency that demonstrates in
its application that it currently has a need for an additional officer to be assigned to: (1)
community-oriented policing duties; or (2) the investigation and prevention of juvenile
crime, based on the juvenile crime rate in the area over which the agency has jurisdiction.
More than one grant under subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (1), may be awarded to
an agency; however, each grant may fund only one position. At least 50 percent of the
grants awarded under subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (1), must be awarded to the
cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299A.63, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Awarding grant.

The commissioner of public safety shall act as fiscal
agent for the grant program and shall be responsible for receiving applications for grants
and awarding grants under this section. deleted text beginBefore any grants are awarded, a committee
consisting of the attorney general, and representatives from the Minnesota Chiefs of Police
Association, the Minnesota Sheriffs Association, and the Minnesota Police and Peace
Officers Association, shall evaluate the grant applications. Before grants are awarded, the
commissioner shall meet and consult with the committee concerning its evaluation of and
recommendations on grant proposals.
deleted text end At least 50 percent of the grants awarded under this
section must be awarded to the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 611A.32, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Applications.

Any public or private nonprofit agency may apply to the
commissioner for a grant to provide emergency shelter services to battered women,
support services to domestic abuse victims, or both, to battered women and their children.
The application shall be submitted in a form approved by the commissioner by rule
adopted under chapter 14deleted text begin, after consultation with the advisory council,deleted text end and shall include:

(1) a proposal for the provision of emergency shelter services for battered women,
support services for domestic abuse victims, or both, for battered women and their children;

(2) a proposed budget;

(3) the agency's overall operating budget, including documentation on the retention
of financial reserves and availability of additional funding sources;

(4) evidence of an ability to integrate into the proposed program the uniform method
of data collection and program evaluation established under deleted text beginsectionsdeleted text endnew text begin sectionnew text end 611A.33
deleted text beginand 611A.34deleted text end;

(5) evidence of an ability to represent the interests of battered women and domestic
abuse victims and their children to local law enforcement agencies and courts, county
welfare agencies, and local boards or departments of health;

(6) evidence of an ability to do outreach to unserved and underserved populations
and to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services; and

(7) any other content the commissioner may require by rule adopted under chapter
14, after considering the recommendations of the advisory council.

Programs which have been approved for grants in prior years may submit materials
which indicate changes in items listed in clauses (1) to (7), in order to qualify for renewal
funding. Nothing in this subdivision may be construed to require programs to submit
complete applications for each year of renewal funding.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 611A.33, is amended to read:


611A.33 DUTIES OF COMMISSIONER.

The commissioner shall:

(1) review applications for and award grants to a program pursuant to section
611A.32, subdivision 1deleted text begin, after considering the recommendation of the advisory councildeleted text end;

deleted text begin (2) appoint the members of the advisory council created under section 611A.34, and
provide consultative staff and other administrative services to the advisory council;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) after considering the recommendation of the advisory council,deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end appoint a
program director to perform the duties set forth in section 611A.35;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end design and implement a uniform method of collecting data on domestic abuse
victims to be used to evaluate the programs funded under section 611A.32;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end provide technical aid to applicants in the development of grant requests and
provide technical aid to programs in meeting the data collection requirements established
by the commissioner; and

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end adopt, under chapter 14, all rules necessary to implement the provisions
of sections 611A.31 to 611A.36.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 611A.345, is amended to read:


611A.345 deleted text beginADVISORY COUNCILdeleted text endnew text begin DIRECTORnew text end RECOMMENDATIONS.

The commissioner shall consider the deleted text beginadvisory council'sdeleted text endnew text begin domestic abuse program
director's
new text end recommendations before awarding grants or adopting policies regarding the
planning, development, data collection, rulemaking, funding or evaluation of programs
and services for battered women and domestic abuse victims funded under section
611A.32. Before taking action on matters related to programs and services for battered
women and domestic abuse victims and their children, except day-to-day administrative
operations, the commissioner shall notify the deleted text beginadvisory councildeleted text endnew text begin domestic abuse program
director
new text end of the intended action. Notification of grant award decisions shall be given to the
deleted text beginadvisory councildeleted text endnew text begin domestic abuse program directornew text end in time to allow the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin directornew text end to
request reconsideration.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 611A.35, is amended to read:


611A.35 deleted text beginADVISORY COUNCIL ON BATTERED WOMEN ANDdeleted text end DOMESTIC
ABUSE PROGRAM DIRECTOR.

The commissioner shall appoint a program director. deleted text beginIn appointing the program
director the commissioner shall give due consideration to the list of applicants submitted
to the commissioner pursuant to section 611A.34, subdivision 3, clause (3).
deleted text end The program
director shall administer the funds appropriated for sections 611A.31 to 611A.36deleted text begin, consult
with and provide staff to the advisory council,
deleted text end and perform other duties related to battered
women's and domestic abuse programs as the commissioner may assign. The program
director shall serve at the pleasure of the commissioner in the unclassified service.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 629.342, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Policies required.

(a) By July 1, 1993, each law enforcement agency
shall develop, adopt, and implement a written policy regarding arrest procedures for
domestic abuse incidents. In the development of a policy, each law enforcement agency
shall consult with domestic abuse advocates, community organizations, and other law
enforcement agencies with expertise in the recognition and handling of domestic abuse
incidents. The policy shall discourage dual arrests, include consideration of whether
one of the parties acted in self defense, and provide guidance to officers concerning
instances in which officers should remain at the scene of a domestic abuse incident until
the likelihood of further imminent violence has been eliminated.

(b) The Bureau of Criminal Apprehensiondeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end the Board of Peace Officer Standards
and Training, deleted text beginand the Advisory Council on Battered Women and Domestic Abuse
appointed by the commissioner of corrections under section 611A.34,
deleted text end in consultation with
the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, the Minnesota Sheriffs Association, and the
Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, shall develop a written model policy
regarding arrest procedures for domestic abuse incidents for use by local law enforcement
agencies. Each law enforcement agency may adopt the model policy in lieu of developing
its own policy under the provisions of paragraph (a).

(c) Local law enforcement agencies that have already developed a written policy
regarding arrest procedures for domestic abuse incidents before July 1, 1992, are not
required to develop a new policy but must review their policies and consider the written
model policy developed under paragraph (b).

Sec. 8. new text beginCLARIFICATION OF CONTINUED EXISTENCE.
new text end

new text begin This section clarifies that the Fire Service Advisory Committee, created in Minnesota
Statutes, section 299F.012, subdivision 2, did not expire June 30, 2009. Action taken by
that group and public funds spent on behalf of that group are valid.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies retroactively from June 30, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 299C.156; 299M.02; and 611A.34, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 7

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115.741, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Repeal. new text end

new text begin This section is repealed June 30, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 144.98, subdivision 10, is
amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Establishing a selection committee.

(a) The commissioner shall
establish a selection committee for the purpose of recommending approval of qualified
laboratory assessors and assessment bodies. Committee members shall demonstrate
competence in assessment practices. The committee shall initially consist of seven
members appointed by the commissioner as follows:

(1) one member from a municipal laboratory accredited by the commissioner;

(2) one member from an industrial treatment laboratory accredited by the
commissioner;

(3) one member from a commercial laboratory located in this state and accredited by
the commissioner;

(4) one member from a commercial laboratory located outside the state and
accredited by the commissioner;

(5) one member from a nongovernmental client of environmental laboratories;

(6) one member from a professional organization with a demonstrated interest in
environmental laboratory data and accreditation; and

(7) one employee of the laboratory accreditation program administered by the
department.

(b) Committee appointments begin on January 1 and end on December 31 of the
same year.

(c) The commissioner shall appoint persons to fill vacant committee positions,
expand the total number of appointed positions, or change the designated positions upon
the advice of the committee.

(d) The commissioner shall rescind the appointment of a selection committee
member for sufficient cause as the commissioner determines, such as:

(1) neglect of duty;

(2) failure to notify the commissioner of a real or perceived conflict of interest;

(3) nonconformance with committee procedures;

(4) failure to demonstrate competence in assessment practices; or

(5) official misconduct.

(e) Members of the selection committee shall be compensated according to the
provisions in section 15.059, subdivision 3.

new text begin (f) The selection committee expires June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 144G.06, is amended to read:


144G.06 UNIFORM CONSUMER INFORMATION GUIDE.

deleted text begin (a) The commissioner of health shall establish an advisory committee consisting
of representatives of consumers, providers, county and state officials, and other
groups the commissioner considers appropriate. The advisory committee shall present
recommendations to the commissioner on:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) a format for a guide to be used by individual providers of assisted living, as
defined in section 144G.01, that includes information about services offered by that
provider, which services may be covered by Medicare, service costs, and other relevant
provider-specific information, as well as a statement of philosophy and values associated
with assisted living, presented in uniform categories that facilitate comparison with guides
issued by other providers; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) requirements for informing assisted living clients, as defined in section 144G.01,
of their applicable legal rights.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end The commissionerdeleted text begin, after reviewing the recommendations of the advisory
committee,
deleted text end shall adopt a uniform format for the guide to be used by individual providers,
and the required components of materials to be used by providers to inform assisted
living clients of their legal rights, and shall make the uniform format and the required
components available to assisted living providers.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 152.126, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Prescription Electronic Reporting Advisory Committee.

(a) The
board shall convene an advisory committee. The committee must include at least one
representative of:

(1) the Department of Health;

(2) the Department of Human Services;

(3) each health-related licensing board that licenses prescribers;

(4) a professional medical association, which may include an association of pain
management and chemical dependency specialists;

(5) a professional pharmacy association;

(6) a professional nursing association;

(7) a professional dental association;

(8) a consumer privacy or security advocate; and

(9) a consumer or patient rights organization.

(b) The advisory committee shall advise the board on the development and operation
of the electronic reporting system, including, but not limited to:

(1) technical standards for electronic prescription drug reporting;

(2) proper analysis and interpretation of prescription monitoring data; and

(3) an evaluation process for the program.

new text begin (c) The advisory committee expires June 30, 2018.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 252.30, is amended to read:


252.30 AUTHORIZATION TO MAKE GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY
RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES.

The commissioner of human services may make grants to nonprofit organizations,
municipalities or local units of government to provide up to 25 percent of the cost of
constructing, purchasing or remodeling small community residential facilities for persons
with developmental disabilities allowing such persons to live in a homelike atmosphere
near their families. Operating capital grants may also be made for up to three months of
reimbursable operating costs after the facility begins processing applications for admission
and prior to reimbursement for services. Repayment of the operating grants shall be made
to the commissioner of human services at the end of the provider's first fiscal year, or at
the conclusion of the interim rate period, whichever occurs first. No aid under this section
shall be granted to a facility providing for more than 16 residents in a living unit and with
more than two living units. deleted text beginThe advisory council established by section 252.31 shall
recommend to the commissioner appropriate disbursement of the funds appropriated by
Laws 1973, chapter 673, section 3.
deleted text end Prior to any disbursement of funds the commissioner
shall review the plans and location of any proposed facility to determine whether such
a facility is needed. The commissioner shall promulgate such rules for the making of
grants and for the administration of this section as the commissioner deems proper.
The remaining portion of the cost of constructing, purchasing, remodeling facilities, or
of operating capital shall be borne by nonstate sources including federal grants, local
government funds, funds from charitable sources, gifts and mortgages.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 254A.035, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Membership terms, compensation, removal and expiration.

The
membership of this council shall be composed of 17 persons who are American Indians
and who are appointed by the commissioner. The commissioner shall appoint one
representative from each of the following groups: Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians;
Fond du Lac Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Grand Portage Band, Minnesota
Chippewa Tribe; Leech Lake Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Mille Lacs Band,
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Bois Forte Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; White Earth
Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Lower Sioux Indian Reservation; Prairie Island Sioux
Indian Reservation; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Indian Reservation; Upper Sioux
Indian Reservation; International Falls Northern Range; Duluth Urban Indian Community;
and two representatives from the Minneapolis Urban Indian Community and two from the
St. Paul Urban Indian Community. The terms, compensation, and removal of American
Indian Advisory Council members shall be as provided in section 15.059. The council
expires June 30, deleted text begin2014deleted text endnew text begin 2018new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 254A.04, is amended to read:


254A.04 CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL.

There is hereby created an Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council to
advise the Department of Human Services concerning the problems of alcohol and
other drug dependency and abuse, composed of ten members. Five members shall be
individuals whose interests or training are in the field of alcohol dependency and abuse;
and five members whose interests or training are in the field of dependency and abuse of
drugs other than alcohol. The terms, compensation and removal of members shall be as
provided in section 15.059. The council expires June 30, deleted text begin2014deleted text endnew text begin 2018new text end. The commissioner
of human services shall appoint members whose terms end in even-numbered years. The
commissioner of health shall appoint members whose terms end in odd-numbered years.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256B.0625, subdivision 13c, is amended to
read:


Subd. 13c.

Formulary committee.

The commissioner, after receiving
recommendations from professional medical associations and professional pharmacy
associations, and consumer groups shall designate a Formulary Committee to carry
out duties as described in subdivisions 13 to 13g. The Formulary Committee shall be
comprised of four licensed physicians actively engaged in the practice of medicine in
Minnesota one of whom must be actively engaged in the treatment of persons with mental
illness; at least three licensed pharmacists actively engaged in the practice of pharmacy
in Minnesota; and one consumer representative; the remainder to be made up of health
care professionals who are licensed in their field and have recognized knowledge in the
clinically appropriate prescribing, dispensing, and monitoring of covered outpatient drugs.
Members of the Formulary Committee shall not be employed by the Department of Human
Services, but the committee shall be staffed by an employee of the department who shall
serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the committee. The department's medical
director shall also serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member for the committee. Committee
members shall serve three-year terms and may be reappointed by the commissioner.
The Formulary Committee shall meet at least twice per year. The commissioner may
require more frequent Formulary Committee meetings as needed. An honorarium of $100
per meeting and reimbursement for mileage shall be paid to each committee member in
attendance.new text begin The Formulary Committee expires June 30, 2018.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 256B.064, subdivision 1a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Grounds for sanctions against vendors.

The commissioner may
impose sanctions against a vendor of medical care for any of the following: (1) fraud,
theft, or abuse in connection with the provision of medical care to recipients of public
assistance; (2) a pattern of presentment of false or duplicate claims or claims for services
not medically necessary; (3) a pattern of making false statements of material facts for
the purpose of obtaining greater compensation than that to which the vendor is legally
entitled; (4) suspension or termination as a Medicare vendor; (5) refusal to grant the
state agency access during regular business hours to examine all records necessary to
disclose the extent of services provided to program recipients and appropriateness of
claims for payment; (6) failure to repay an overpayment or a fine finally established under
this section; (7) failure to correct errors in the maintenance of health service or financial
records for which a fine was imposed or after issuance of a warning by the commissioner;
and (8) any reason for which a vendor could be excluded from participation in the
Medicare program under section 1128, 1128A, or 1866(b)(2) of the Social Security Act.
deleted text beginThe determination of services not medically necessary may be made by the commissioner
in consultation with a peer advisory task force appointed by the commissioner on the
recommendation of appropriate professional organizations. The task force expires as
provided in section 15.059, subdivision 5.
deleted text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 256B.093, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

State traumatic brain injury program.

The commissioner of
human services shall:

(1) maintain a statewide traumatic brain injury program;

(2) supervise and coordinate services and policies for persons with traumatic brain
injuries;

(3) contract with qualified agencies or employ staff to provide statewide
administrative case management and consultation;

(4) maintain an advisory committee to provide recommendations in reports to the
commissioner regarding program and service needs of persons with brain injuries;

(5) investigate the need for the development of rules or statutes for the brain injury
home and community-based services waiver;

(6) investigate present and potential models of service coordination which can be
delivered at the local level; and

(7) the advisory committee required by clause (4) must consist of no fewer than
ten members and no more than 30 members. The commissioner shall appoint all
advisory committee members to one- or two-year terms and appoint one member as
chair. deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5,deleted text end The advisory committee does not
terminate until June 30, deleted text begin2014deleted text endnew text begin 2018new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256B.27, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Access to medical records.

The commissioner of human services, with the
written consent of the recipient, on file with the local welfare agency, shall be allowed
access to all personal medical records of medical assistance recipients solely for the
purposes of investigating whether or not: (a) a vendor of medical care has submitted a
claim for reimbursement, a cost report or a rate application which is duplicative, erroneous,
or false in whole or in part, or which results in the vendor obtaining greater compensation
than the vendor is legally entitled to; or (b) the medical care was medically necessary. The
vendor of medical care shall receive notification from the commissioner at least 24 hours
before the commissioner gains access to such records. The determination of provision of
services not medically necessary shall be made by the commissioner. deleted text beginThe commissioner
may consult with an advisory task force of vendors the commissioner may appoint, on
the recommendation of appropriate professional organizations. The task force expires as
provided in section 15.059, subdivision 6.
deleted text end Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary,
a vendor of medical care shall not be subject to any civil or criminal liability for providing
access to medical records to the commissioner of human services pursuant to this section.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 260.835, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Expiration.

Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the American
Indian Child Welfare Advisory Council expires June 30, deleted text begin2014deleted text endnew text begin 2018new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginCLARIFICATION OF CONTINUED EXISTENCE.
new text end

new text begin This section clarifies that the groups listed in this section did not expire June 30,
2009. Actions taken by the groups listed in this section and public funds spent on behalf
of these groups since June 30, 2009, are valid:
new text end

new text begin (1) Medical Assistance Drug Formulary Committee, created in Minnesota Statutes,
section 256B.0625, subdivision 13c;
new text end

new text begin (2) Environmental Health Tracking and Biomonitoring Advisory Panel, created
in Minnesota Statutes, section 144.998;
new text end

new text begin (3) Water Supply Systems and Wastewater Treatment Facilities Advisory Council,
created in Minnesota Statutes, section 115.741; and
new text end

new text begin (4) Prescription Electronic Reporting Advisory Committee, created in Minnesota
Statutes, section 152.126, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies retroactively from June 30, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 62U.09; 252.31; and 402A.15, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 8

CONFORMING CHANGES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 3.922, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Advisory board.

An advisory board on urban Indians shall advise the
council on the unique problems and concerns of Minnesota Indians who reside in urban
areas of the state. The board must be appointed by the council at the direction of the
elected tribal leadership and consist of six Indians residing in the vicinity of Minneapolis,
St. Paul, Bemidji, and Duluth. At least one member of the board must be a resident of
each city. The terms, compensation, and removal of members are as provided in section
15.059deleted text begin, but the expiration dates provided in that section do not applydeleted text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 15B.11, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Advisory committee.

(a) A three-member advisory committee to the
CAAPB is established. Each of the three must be either an architect or a planner. One
must be appointed by the CAAPB; one, by the State Board of the Arts; and one, by the
Minnesota Society of the American Institute of Architects.

(b) The advisory committee must advise the CAAPB on all architectural and
planning matters.

deleted text begin (c) Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, or other law, the authority for
appointment of an advisory committee does not expire.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end An advisory committee member must not be a contestant in a CAAPB
competition.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16B.055, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Federal Assistive Technology Act.

(a) The Department of
Administration is designated as the lead agency to carry out all the responsibilities under
the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as provided by Public Law 108-364, as amended.
The Minnesota Assistive Technology Advisory Council is established to fulfill the
responsibilities required by the Assistive Technology Act, as provided by Public Law
108-364, as amended. Because the existence of this council is required by federal law, this
council does not expire deleted text beginand the expiration date provided in section 15.059, subdivision
5
, does not apply
deleted text end.

(b) The governor shall appoint the membership of the council as required by the
Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as provided by Public Law 108-364, as amended.
After the governor has completed the appointments required by this subdivision, the
commissioner of administration, or the commissioner's designee, shall convene the
first meeting of the council following the appointments. Members shall serve two-year
terms commencing July 1 of each odd-numbered year, and receive the compensation
specified by the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as provided by Public Law 108-364, as
amended. The members of the council shall select their chair at the first meeting following
their appointment.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 28A.21, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Expiration.

deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5,deleted text end This section
expires June 30, 2017.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 62J.495, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

E-Health Advisory Committee.

(a) The commissioner shall establish an
e-Health Advisory Committee governed by section 15.059 to advise the commissioner
on the following matters:

(1) assessment of the adoption and effective use of health information technology by
the state, licensed health care providers and facilities, and local public health agencies;

(2) recommendations for implementing a statewide interoperable health information
infrastructure, to include estimates of necessary resources, and for determining standards
for clinical data exchange, clinical support programs, patient privacy requirements, and
maintenance of the security and confidentiality of individual patient data;

(3) recommendations for encouraging use of innovative health care applications
using information technology and systems to improve patient care and reduce the cost
of care, including applications relating to disease management and personal health
management that enable remote monitoring of patients' conditions, especially those with
chronic conditions; and

(4) other related issues as requested by the commissioner.

(b) The members of the e-Health Advisory Committee shall include the
commissioners, or commissioners' designees, of health, human services, administration,
and commerce and additional members to be appointed by the commissioner to include
persons representing Minnesota's local public health agencies, licensed hospitals and other
licensed facilities and providers, private purchasers, the medical and nursing professions,
health insurers and health plans, the state quality improvement organization, academic and
research institutions, consumer advisory organizations with an interest and expertise in
health information technology, and other stakeholders as identified by the commissioner to
fulfill the requirements of section 3013, paragraph (g), of the HITECH Act.

(c) The commissioner shall prepare and issue an annual report not later than January
30 of each year outlining progress to date in implementing a statewide health information
infrastructure and recommending action on policy and necessary resources to continue the
promotion of adoption and effective use of health information technology.

(d) deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059,deleted text end This subdivision expires June 30, 2015.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 79A.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership.

For the purposes of assisting the commissioner,
there is established a Workers' Compensation Self-insurers' Advisory Committee of five
members that are employers authorized to self-insure in Minnesota. Three of the members
and three alternates shall be elected by the self-insurers' security fund board of trustees and
two members and two alternates shall be appointed by the commissioner. deleted text beginNotwithstanding
section 15.059, the advisory committee does not expire.
deleted text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 85.0146, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Advisory council created.

The Cuyuna Country State Recreation
Area Citizens Advisory Council is established. deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059, the
council does not expire.
deleted text end Membership on the advisory council shall include:

(1) a representative of the Cuyuna Range Mineland Recreation Area Joint Powers
Board;

(2) a representative of the Croft Mine Historical Park Joint Powers Board;

(3) a designee of the Cuyuna Range Mineland Reclamation Committee who has
worked as a miner in the local area;

(4) a representative of the Crow Wing County Board;

(5) an elected state official;

(6) a representative of the Grand Rapids regional office of the Department of Natural
Resources;

(7) a designee of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board;

(8) a designee of the local business community selected by the area chambers of
commerce;

(9) a designee of the local environmental community selected by the Crow Wing
County District 5 commissioner;

(10) a designee of a local education organization selected by the Crosby-Ironton
School Board;

(11) a designee of one of the recreation area user groups selected by the Cuyuna
Range Chamber of Commerce; and

(12) a member of the Cuyuna Country Heritage Preservation Society.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 89A.03, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Membership regulation.

Terms, compensation, nomination, appointment,
and removal of council members are governed by section 15.059. deleted text beginSection 15.059,
subdivision 5
, does not govern the expiration date of the council.
deleted text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 89A.08, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

The council shall appoint a Forest Resources
Research Advisory Committee. deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059, the council does not
expire.
deleted text end The committee must consist of representatives of:

(1) the College of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota;

(2) the Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota;

(3) the department;

(4) the North Central Forest Experiment Station, United States Forest Service; and

(5) other organizations as deemed appropriate by the council.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 93.0015, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Expiration.

deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, or other law to
the contrary,
deleted text end The committee expires June 30, 2016.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97A.055, subdivision 4b, is amended to read:


Subd. 4b.

Citizen oversight committees.

(a) The commissioner shall appoint
committees of affected persons to review the reports prepared under subdivision 4; review
the proposed work plans and budgets for the coming year; propose changes in policies,
activities, and revenue enhancements or reductions; review other relevant information;
and make recommendations to the legislature and the commissioner for improvements in
the management and use of money in the game and fish fund.

(b) The commissioner shall appoint the following committees, each comprised
of at least ten affected persons:

(1) a Fisheries Oversight Committee to review fisheries funding and expenditures,
including activities related to trout and salmon stamps and walleye stamps; and

(2) a Wildlife Oversight Committee to review wildlife funding and expenditures,
including activities related to migratory waterfowl, pheasant, and wild turkey management
and deer and big game management.

(c) The chairs of the Fisheries Oversight Committee and the Wildlife Oversight
Committee, and four additional members from each committee, shall form a Budgetary
Oversight Committee to coordinate the integration of the fisheries and wildlife oversight
committee reports into an annual report to the legislature; recommend changes on a broad
level in policies, activities, and revenue enhancements or reductions; and provide a forum
to address issues that transcend the fisheries and wildlife oversight committees.

(d) The Budgetary Oversight Committee shall develop recommendations for a
biennial budget plan and report for expenditures on game and fish activities. By August 15
of each even-numbered year, the committee shall submit the budget plan recommendations
to the commissioner and to the senate and house of representatives committees with
jurisdiction over natural resources finance.

(e) The chairs of the Fisheries Oversight Committee and the Wildlife Oversight
Committee shall be chosen by their respective committees. The chair of the Budgetary
Oversight Committee shall be appointed by the commissioner and may not be the chair of
either of the other oversight committees.

(f) The Budgetary Oversight Committee may make recommendations to the
commissioner and to the senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction
over natural resources finance for outcome goals from expenditures.

(g) deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, or other law to the contrary,deleted text end The
Fisheries Oversight Committee, the Wildlife Oversight Committee, and the Budgetary
Oversight Committee deleted text begindo notdeleted text end expire deleted text beginuntildeleted text end June 30, 2015.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 103I.105, is amended to read:


103I.105 ADVISORY COUNCIL ON WELLS AND BORINGS.

(a) The Advisory Council on Wells and Borings is established as an advisory council
to the commissioner. The advisory council shall consist of 18 voting members. Of the
18 voting members:

(1) one member must be from the Department of Health, appointed by the
commissioner of health;

(2) one member must be from the Department of Natural Resources, appointed
by the commissioner of natural resources;

(3) one member must be a member of the Minnesota Geological Survey of the
University of Minnesota, appointed by the director;

(4) one member must be a responsible individual for a licensed explorer;

(5) one member must be a certified representative of a licensed elevator boring
contractor;

(6) two members must be members of the public who are not connected with the
boring or well drilling industry;

(7) one member must be from the Pollution Control Agency, appointed by the
commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency;

(8) one member must be from the Department of Transportation, appointed by the
commissioner of transportation;

(9) one member must be from the Board of Water and Soil Resources appointed by
its chair;

(10) one member must be a certified representative of a monitoring well contractor;

(11) six members must be residents of this state appointed by the commissioner, who
are certified representatives of licensed well contractors, with not more than two from
the seven-county metropolitan area and at least four from other areas of the state who
represent different geographical regions; and

(12) one member must be a certified representative of a licensed bored geothermal
heat exchanger contractor.

(b) An appointee of the well drilling industry may not serve more than two
consecutive terms.

(c) The appointees to the advisory council from the well drilling industry must:

(1) have been residents of this state for at least three years before appointment; and

(2) have at least five years' experience in the well drilling business.

(d) The terms of the appointed members and the compensation and removal of all
members are governed by section 15.059deleted text begin, except section 15.059, subdivision 5, relating to
expiration of the advisory council does not apply
deleted text end.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116U.25, is amended to read:


116U.25 EXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM COUNCIL.

(a) The director shall be advised by the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council
consisting of up to 28 voting members appointed by the governor for four-year terms,
including:

(1) the director of Explore Minnesota Tourism who serves as the chair;

(2) eleven representatives of statewide associations representing bed and breakfast
establishments, golf, festivals and events, counties, convention and visitor bureaus,
lodging, resorts, trails, campgrounds, restaurants, and chambers of commerce;

(3) one representative from each of the tourism marketing regions of the state as
designated by the office;

(4) six representatives of the tourism business representing transportation, retail,
travel agencies, tour operators, travel media, and convention facilities;

(5) one or more ex officio nonvoting members including at least one from the
University of Minnesota Tourism Center;

(6) four legislators, two from each house, one each from the two largest political
party caucuses in each house, appointed according to the rules of the respective houses; and

(7) other persons, if any, as designated from time to time by the governor.

(b) The council shall act to serve the broader interests of tourism in Minnesota
by promoting activities that support, maintain, and expand the state's domestic and
international travel market, thereby generating increased visitor expenditures, tax revenue,
and employment.

(c) Filling of membership vacancies is as provided in section 15.059. The terms of
one-half of the members shall be coterminous with the governor and the terms of the
remaining one-half of the members shall end on the first Monday in January one year after
the terms of the other members. Members may serve until their successors are appointed
and qualify. Members are not compensated. A member may be reappointed.

(d) The council shall meet at least four times per year and at other times determined
by the council. deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059, the council does not expire.
deleted text end

(e) If compliance with section 13D.02 is impractical, the Explore Minnesota Tourism
Council may conduct a meeting of its members by telephone or other electronic means so
long as the following conditions are met:

(1) all members of the council participating in the meeting, wherever their physical
location, can hear one another and can hear all discussion and testimony;

(2) members of the public present at the regular meeting location of the council can
hear clearly all discussion and testimony and all votes of members of the council and, if
needed, receive those services required by sections 15.44 and 15.441;

(3) at least one member of the council is physically present at the regular meeting
location; and

(4) all votes are conducted by roll call, so each member's vote on each issue can be
identified and recorded.

(f) Each member of the council participating in a meeting by telephone or other
electronic means is considered present at the meeting for purposes of determining a
quorum and participating in all proceedings.

(g) If telephone or other electronic means is used to conduct a meeting, the council,
to the extent practical, shall allow a person to monitor the meeting electronically from a
remote location. The council may require the person making such a connection to pay for
documented marginal costs that the council incurs as a result of the additional connection.

(h) If telephone or other electronic means is used to conduct a regular, special, or
emergency meeting, the council shall provide notice of the regular meeting location, of the
fact that some members may participate by telephone or other electronic means, and of
the provisions of paragraph (g). The timing and method of providing notice is governed
by section 13D.04.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 125A.28, is amended to read:


125A.28 STATE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL.

An Interagency Coordinating Council of at least 17, but not more than 25 members is
established, in compliance with Public Law 108-446, section 641. The members must be
appointed by the governor and reasonably represent the population of Minnesota. Council
members must elect the council chair, who may not be a representative of the Department
of Education. The council must be composed of at least five parents, including persons
of color, of children with disabilities under age 12, including at least three parents of a
child with a disability under age seven, five representatives of public or private providers
of services for children with disabilities under age five, including a special education
director, county social service director, local Head Start director, and a community health
services or public health nursing administrator, one member of the senate, one member of
the house of representatives, one representative of teacher preparation programs in early
childhood-special education or other preparation programs in early childhood intervention,
at least one representative of advocacy organizations for children with disabilities under
age five, one physician who cares for young children with special health care needs, one
representative each from the commissioners of commerce, education, health, human
services, a representative from the state agency responsible for child care, foster care,
mental health, homeless coordinator of education of homeless children and youth, and a
representative from Indian health services or a tribal council. Section 15.059, subdivisions
2 to deleted text begin5deleted text endnew text begin 4new text end, apply to the council. The council must meet at least quarterly.

The council must address methods of implementing the state policy of developing
and implementing comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary interagency programs of
early intervention services for children with disabilities and their families.

The duties of the council include recommending policies to ensure a comprehensive
and coordinated system of all state and local agency services for children under age five
with disabilities and their families. The policies must address how to incorporate each
agency's services into a unified state and local system of multidisciplinary assessment
practices, individual intervention plans, comprehensive systems to find children in need of
services, methods to improve public awareness, and assistance in determining the role of
interagency early intervention committees.

On the date that Minnesota Part C Annual Performance Report is submitted to the
federal Office of Special Education, the council must recommend to the governor and the
commissioners of education, health, human services, commerce, and employment and
economic development policies for a comprehensive and coordinated system.

Annually, the council must prepare and submit a report to the governor and the
secretary of the federal Department of Education on the status of early intervention
services and programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families under
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, United States Code, title 20, sections
1471 to 1485 (Part C, Public Law 102-119), as operated in Minnesota. The Minnesota
Part C annual performance report may serve as the report.

Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the State Interagency Coordinating
Council does not expire unless federal law no longer requires the existence of the council
or committee.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 134.31, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Advisory committee.

The commissioner shall appoint an advisory
committee of five members to advise the staff of the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book
Library on long-range plans and library services. Members shall be people who use the
library. Section 15.059 governs this committee deleted text beginexcept that the committee shall not expiredeleted text end.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 144.1255, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Creation and membership.

(a) By July 1, 2003, the commissioner
of health shall appoint an advisory committee to provide advice and recommendations to
the commissioner concerning tests and treatments for heritable and congenital disorders
found in newborn children. Membership of the committee shall include, but not be limited
to, at least one member from each of the following representative groups:

(1) parents and other consumers;

(2) primary care providers;

(3) clinicians and researchers specializing in newborn diseases and disorders;

(4) genetic counselors;

(5) birth hospital representatives;

(6) newborn screening laboratory professionals;

(7) nutritionists; and

(8) other experts as needed representing related fields such as emerging technologies
and health insurance.

(b) The terms and removal of members are governed by section 15.059. Members
shall not receive per diems but shall be compensated for expenses. deleted text beginNotwithstanding
section 15.059, subdivision 5, the advisory committee does not expire.
deleted text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 144.1481, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment; membership.

The commissioner of health shall
establish a 15-member Rural Health Advisory Committee. The committee shall consist of
the following members, all of whom must reside outside the seven-county metropolitan
area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2:

(1) two members from the house of representatives of the state of Minnesota, one
from the majority party and one from the minority party;

(2) two members from the senate of the state of Minnesota, one from the majority
party and one from the minority party;

(3) a volunteer member of an ambulance service based outside the seven-county
metropolitan area;

(4) a representative of a hospital located outside the seven-county metropolitan area;

(5) a representative of a nursing home located outside the seven-county metropolitan
area;

(6) a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy licensed under chapter 147;

(7) a midlevel practitioner;

(8) a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse;

(9) a licensed health care professional from an occupation not otherwise represented
on the committee;

(10) a representative of an institution of higher education located outside the
seven-county metropolitan area that provides training for rural health care providers; and

(11) three consumers, at least one of whom must be an advocate for persons who are
mentally ill or developmentally disabled.

The commissioner will make recommendations for committee membership.
Committee members will be appointed by the governor. In making appointments, the
governor shall ensure that appointments provide geographic balance among those areas of
the state outside the seven-county metropolitan area. The chair of the committee shall be
elected by the members. The advisory committee is governed by section 15.059, except
that the members do not receive per diem compensation. deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059,
the advisory committee does not expire.
deleted text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 144.608, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Council administration.

(a) The council must meet at least twice a year
but may meet more frequently at the call of the chair, a majority of the council members,
or the commissioner.

(b) The terms, compensation, and removal of members of the council are governed
by section 15.059deleted text begin, except thatdeleted text endnew text begin.new text end The council expires June 30, 2015.

(c) The council may appoint subcommittees and work groups. Subcommittees shall
consist of council members. Work groups may include noncouncil members. Noncouncil
members shall be compensated for work group activities under section 15.059, subdivision
3
, but shall receive expenses only.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 145A.10, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

State and local advisory committees.

(a) A State Community Health
Advisory Committee is established to advise, consult with, and make recommendations
to the commissioner on the development, maintenance, funding, and evaluation of
community health services. Each community health board may appoint a member to serve
on the committee. The committee must meet at least quarterly, and special meetings
may be called by the committee chair or a majority of the members. Members or their
alternates may be reimbursed for travel and other necessary expenses while engaged
in their official duties. deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059, the State Community Health
Advisory Committee does not expire.
deleted text end

(b) The city councils or county boards that have established or are members of a
community health board may appoint a community health advisory committee to advise,
consult with, and make recommendations to the community health board on the duties
under subdivision 5a.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 148.7805, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Administration.

The advisory council is established and administered
under section 15.059. deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the council shall
not expire.
deleted text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 153A.20, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Organization.

The advisory council shall be organized and administered
according to section 15.059deleted text begin, except that, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the
advisory council shall not expire
deleted text end. The council may form committees to carry out its duties.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 162.07, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Screening board.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end On or before September 1 of each year the county
engineer of each county shall forward to the commissioner, on forms prepared by the
commissioner, all information relating to the mileage, in lane-miles, of the county state-aid
highway system in the county, and the money needs of the county that the commissioner
deems necessary in order to apportion the county state-aid highway fund in accordance
with the formula heretofore set forth. Upon receipt of the information the commissioner
shall appoint a board consisting of the following county engineers:

(1) two county engineers from the metropolitan highway construction district;

(2) one county engineer from each nonmetropolitan highway district; and

(3) one additional county engineer from each county with a population of 175,000
or more.

No county engineer shall be appointed under clause (1) or (2) so as to serve
consecutively for more than four years. The board shall investigate and review the
information submitted by each county and shall on or before the first day of November
of each year submit its findings and recommendations in writing as to each county's
lane-mileage and money needs to the commissioner on a form prepared by the
commissioner. Final determination of the lane-mileage of each system and the money
needs of each county shall be made by the commissioner.

deleted text begin (b) Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the committee does not expire.
deleted text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 162.13, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Screening board.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end On or before September 1 of each year, the engineer
of each city having a population of 5,000 or more shall forward to the commissioner on
forms prepared by the commissioner, all information relating to the money needs of the
city that the commissioner deems necessary in order to apportion the municipal state-aid
street fund in accordance with the apportionment formula heretofore set forth. Upon
receipt of the information the commissioner shall appoint a board of city engineers. The
board shall be composed of one engineer from each state highway construction district,
and in addition thereto, one engineer from each city of the first class. The board shall
investigate and review the information submitted by each city. On or before November
1 of each year, the board shall submit its findings and recommendations in writing as to
each city's money needs to the commissioner on a form prepared by the commissioner.
Final determination of the money needs of each city shall be made by the commissioner.
In the event that any city shall fail to submit the information provided for herein, the
commissioner shall estimate the money needs of the city. The estimate shall be used in
solving the apportionment formula. The commissioner may withhold payment of the
amount apportioned to the city until the information is submitted.

deleted text begin (b) Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the board does not expire.
deleted text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.52, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Advisory committee.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The commissioner shall establish an advisory
committee consisting of five members, including:

(1) one county commissioner;

(2) one county engineer;

(3) one city engineer;

(4) one city council member or city administrator representing a city with a
population over 5,000; and

(5) one city council member or city administrator representing a city with a
population under 5,000. The advisory committee shall provide recommendations to the
commissioner regarding expenditures from the trunk highway corridor projects account.

deleted text begin (b) Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the committee does not expire.
deleted text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 175.007, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Creation; composition.

(a) There is created a permanent Council on
Workers' Compensation consisting of 12 voting members as follows: the presidents of the
largest statewide Minnesota business and organized labor organizations as measured by
the number of employees of its business members and in its affiliated labor organizations
in Minnesota on July 1, 1992, and every five years thereafter; five additional members
representing business, and five additional members representing organized labor. The
commissioner of labor and industry shall serve as chair of the council and shall be a
nonvoting member. deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059,deleted text end This council does not expire unless
the council no longer fulfills the purpose for which the council was established, the council
has not met in the last 18 months, or the council does not comply with the registration
requirements of section 15.0599, subdivision 3.

(b) The governor, the majority leader of the senate, the speaker of the house, the
minority leader of the senate, and the minority leader of the house of representatives shall
each select a business and a labor representative. At least four of the labor representatives
shall be chosen from the affiliated membership of the Minnesota AFL-CIO. At least two
of the business representatives shall be representatives of small employers as defined in
section 177.24, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (2). None of the council members
shall represent attorneys, health care providers, qualified rehabilitation consultants, or
insurance companies. If the appointing officials cannot agree on a method of appointing
the required number of Minnesota AFL-CIO and small business representatives by the
second Monday in June of the year in which appointments are made, they shall notify the
secretary of state. The distribution of appointments shall then be determined publicly by
lot by the secretary of state or a designee in the presence of the appointing officials or their
designees on the third Monday in June.

(c) Each council member shall appoint an alternate. Alternates shall serve in the
absence of the member they replace.

(d) The ten appointed voting members shall serve for terms of five years and may
be reappointed.

(e) The council shall designate liaisons to the council representing workers'
compensation insurers; medical, hospital, and rehabilitation providers; and the legal
profession. The speaker and minority leader of the house of representatives shall each
appoint a caucus member as a liaison to the council. The majority and minority leaders of
the senate shall each appoint a caucus member to serve as a liaison to the council.

(f) The compensation and removal of members shall be as provided in section 15.059.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 182.656, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Meetings.

A majority of the council members constitutes a quorum.
The council shall meet at the call of its chair, or upon request of any six members. A
tape recording of the meeting with the tape being retained for a one-year period will be
available upon the request and payment of costs to any interested party. The council shall
expire and the terms, compensation, and removal of members shall be as provided in
section 15.059deleted text begin, except that the council shall not expiredeleted text end.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 214.13, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Delegation of regulation activities.

The commissioner of health shall
wherever possible delegate the administration of regulation activities to a health-related
licensing board with the concurrence of that board. If the commissioner of health delegates
this function, the licensing board may regularly bill the commissioner of health for the
cost of performing this function. The licensing board may directly set and charge fees
in accordance with the provisions of section 214.06. The commissioner of health may
establish an advisory council to advise the commissioner or the appropriate health-related
licensing board on matters relating to the registration and regulation of an occupation.
A council shall have seven members appointed by the commissioner of which five are
members of the registered occupation or related registered or licensed occupations, and
two are public members. deleted text beginA council shall expire, anddeleted text end The terms, compensationnew text begin,new text end and
removal of members shall be as provided in section 15.059.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 240.18, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Rules; advisory committees.

The commission shall adopt rules governing
the distribution of the fund. The commission may establish advisory committees to advise
it on the distribution of money under this section, provided that the members of an
advisory committee shall serve without compensation. deleted text beginThe expiration date provided in
section 15.059, subdivision 5, does not apply to this subdivision.
deleted text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 241.021, subdivision 4c, is amended to read:


Subd. 4c.

Duration of peer review committee.

The peer review committee under
subdivision 4b does not expire deleted text beginand the expiration date provided in section 15.059,
subdivision 5, does not apply to this section
deleted text end.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 243.1606, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Expiration; expenses.

The provisions of section 15.059 apply to the
council deleted text beginexcept that it does not expiredeleted text end.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256B.0625, subdivision 13i, is amended to
read:


Subd. 13i.

Drug Utilization Review Board; report.

(a) A nine-member Drug
Utilization Review Board is established. The board must be comprised of at least three
but no more than four licensed physicians actively engaged in the practice of medicine
in Minnesota; at least three licensed pharmacists actively engaged in the practice of
pharmacy in Minnesota; and one consumer representative. The remainder must be made
up of health care professionals who are licensed in their field and have recognized
knowledge in the clinically appropriate prescribing, dispensing, and monitoring of covered
outpatient drugs. Members of the board must be appointed by the commissioner, shall
serve three-year terms, and may be reappointed by the commissioner. The board shall
annually elect a chair from among its members.

(b) The board must be staffed by an employee of the department who shall serve as
an ex officio nonvoting member of the board.

(c) The commissioner shall, with the advice of the board:

(1) implement a medical assistance retrospective and prospective drug utilization
review program as required by United States Code, title 42, section 1396r-8, subsection
(g), paragraph (3);

(2) develop and implement the predetermined criteria and practice parameters for
appropriate prescribing to be used in retrospective and prospective drug utilization review;

(3) develop, select, implement, and assess interventions for physicians, pharmacists,
and patients that are educational and not punitive in nature;

(4) establish a grievance and appeals process for physicians and pharmacists under
this section;

(5) publish and disseminate educational information to physicians and pharmacists
regarding the board and the review program;

(6) adopt and implement procedures designed to ensure the confidentiality of any
information collected, stored, retrieved, assessed, or analyzed by the board, staff to
the board, or contractors to the review program that identifies individual physicians,
pharmacists, or recipients;

(7) establish and implement an ongoing process to:

(i) receive public comment regarding drug utilization review criteria and standards;
and

(ii) consider the comments along with other scientific and clinical information in
order to revise criteria and standards on a timely basis; and

(8) adopt any rules necessary to carry out this section.

(d) The board may establish advisory committees. The commissioner may contract
with appropriate organizations to assist the board in carrying out the board's duties.
The commissioner may enter into contracts for services to develop and implement a
retrospective and prospective review program.

(e) The board shall report to the commissioner annually on the date the drug
utilization review annual report is due to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
This report must cover the preceding federal fiscal year. The commissioner shall make the
report available to the public upon request. The report must include information on the
activities of the board and the program; the effectiveness of implemented interventions;
administrative costs; and any fiscal impact resulting from the program. An honorarium
of $100 per meeting and reimbursement for mileage must be paid to each board member
in attendance.

(f) This subdivision is exempt from the provisions of section 15.059.
deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the board is permanent and does not expire.
deleted text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256C.28, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership.

The Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans consists of seven members appointed at large and one
member from each advisory committee established under section 256C.24, subdivision 3.
At least 50 percent of the members must be deaf or deafblind or hard of hearing. Members
shall include persons who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing, parents of children who
are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing, and representatives of county and regional human
services, including representatives of private service providers. Commission members
are appointed by the governor for a three-year term and shall serve no more than two
consecutive terms. The commission shall select one member as chair. deleted text beginNotwithstanding
section 15.059, the commission does not expire.
deleted text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 270C.12, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Duration.

Notwithstanding the provisions of any statutes to the contrary,
deleted text beginincluding section 15.059,deleted text end the coordinating committee as established by this section to
oversee and coordinate preparation of the microdata samples of income tax returns and
other information shall not expire.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 298.2213, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Advisory committees.

Before submission to the board of a proposal for a
project for expenditure of money appropriated under this section, the commissioner of Iron
Range resources and rehabilitation shall appoint a technical advisory committee consisting
of at least seven persons who are knowledgeable in areas related to the objectives of
the proposal. If the project involves investment in a scientific research proposal, at
least four of the committee members must be knowledgeable in the specific scientific
research area relating to the project. Members of the committees must be compensated as
provided in section 15.059, subdivision 3. The board shall not act on a proposal until it
has received the evaluation and recommendations of the technical advisory committee.
deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059, the committees do not expire.
deleted text end

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 298.2214, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Creation of committee; purpose.

A committee is created to
advise the commissioner of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation on providing higher
education programs in the taconite assistance area defined in section 273.1341. The
committee is subject to section 15.059 deleted text beginbut does not expiredeleted text end.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 298.297, is amended to read:


298.297 ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

Before submission of a project to the board, the commissioner of Iron Range
resources and rehabilitation shall appoint a technical advisory committee consisting of
one or more persons who are knowledgeable in areas related to the objectives of the
proposal. Members of the committees shall be compensated as provided in section 15.059,
subdivision 3
. The board shall not act on a proposal until it has received the evaluation
and recommendations of the technical advisory committee or until 15 days have elapsed
since the proposal was transmitted to the advisory committee, whichever occurs first.
deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059, the committees do not expire.
deleted text end

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.04, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Expiration.

deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5,deleted text end The advisory
committee on Capitol Area Security expires June 30, 2022.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 326B.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership.

(a) The Construction Codes Advisory Council
consists of the following members:

(1) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee representing the department's
Construction Codes and Licensing Division;

(2) the commissioner of public safety or the commissioner of public safety's
designee representing the Department of Public Safety's State Fire Marshal Division;

(3) one member, appointed by the commissioner, engaged in each of the following
occupations or industries:

(i) certified building officials;

(ii) fire chiefs or fire marshals;

(iii) licensed architects;

(iv) licensed professional engineers;

(v) commercial building owners and managers;

(vi) the licensed residential building industry;

(vii) the commercial building industry;

(viii) the heating and ventilation industry;

(ix) a member of the Plumbing Board;

(x) a member of the Board of Electricity;

(xi) a member of the Board of High Pressure Piping Systems;

(xii) the boiler industry;

(xiii) the manufactured housing industry;

(xiv) public utility suppliers;

(xv) the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council; and

(xvi) local units of government.

(b) The commissioner or the commissioner's designee representing the department's
Construction Codes and Licensing Division shall serve as chair of the advisory council.
For members who are not state officials or employees, compensation and removal of
members of the advisory council are governed by section 15.059. The terms of the
members of the advisory council shall be four years. The terms of eight of the appointed
members shall be coterminous with the governor and the terms of the remaining nine
appointed members shall end on the first Monday in January one year after the terms of
the other appointed members expire. An appointed member may be reappointed. Each
council member shall appoint an alternate to serve in their absence. deleted text beginThe committee is not
subject to the expiration provision of section 15.059, subdivision 5.
deleted text end

Sec. 39. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall: (1) remove cross-references to the sections repealed
in articles 1 to 8 wherever they appear in Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules; and
(2) make changes necessary to correct the punctuation, grammar, or structure of the
remaining text and preserve its meaning.
new text end

Sec. 40. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 15B.32, subdivision 7; 127A.70, subdivision 3;
136A.031, subdivision 5; 147E.35, subdivision 4; and 245.97, subdivision 7,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end