as introduced - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
|Introduction||Posted on 01/26/1998|
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to natural resources; modifying the 1.3 provisions of the permanent school fund advisory 1.4 committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 1.5 124.078. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 124.078, is 1.8 amended to read: 1.9 124.078 [PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] 1.10 A state permanent school fund advisory committee is 1.11 established to advise the department of natural resources on the 1.12 management of permanent school fund land, which is held in trust 1.13 for the school districts of the state. The advisory committee 1.14 shall consist of the following persons or their designees: the 1.15 chairs of the education committees of the legislature, the 1.16 chairs of the senate committee on finance and house committee on 1.17 ways and means, the chairs of the senate and house environment 1.18 and natural resources committees, the chair of the senate 1.19 environment and agriculture budget division committee, the chair 1.20 of the house environment, natural resources and agriculture 1.21 finance committee, the commissioner of children, families, and 1.22 learning, one superintendent from a nonmetropolitan district, 1.23 and one superintendent from a metropolitan area district. The 1.24 commissioner of natural resources shall serve as an ex officio 1.25 member. The school district superintendents shall be appointed 2.1 by the commissioner of children, families, and learning. 2.2 The advisory committee shall review the policies of the 2.3 department of natural resources and current statutes on 2.4 management of school trust fund lands at least semiannually and 2.5 shall recommend necessary changes in statutes, policy, and 2.6 implementation in order to ensure provident utilization of the 2.7 permanent school fund lands. An annual report of activities and 2.8 recommendations shall be submitted to the governor, the 2.9 president of the senate, and the speaker of the house.