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HF 4111

as introduced - 81st Legislature (1999 - 2000) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to state government; appropriating money for 
  1.3             economic development and related purposes; increasing 
  1.4             certain fees; requiring reports; establishing a task 
  1.5             force; increasing certain penalties; amending 
  1.6             Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 60H.03, by adding a 
  1.7             subdivision; 80A.122, by adding a subdivision; 80A.28, 
  1.8             subdivision 1; 182.661, subdivision 1; 182.666, 
  1.9             subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; 268.362, 
  1.10            subdivision 2; 345.31, by adding a subdivision; and 
  1.11            345.39, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 1999 
  1.12            Supplement, sections 116J.421, subdivision 2; and 
  1.13            326.105; Laws 1999, chapter 223, article 1, section 6, 
  1.14            subdivision 1; article 2, section 81, as amended; and 
  1.15            article 3, section 8; proposing coding for new law in 
  1.16            Minnesota Statutes, chapters 136F; 144; 182; 326; and 
  1.17            345; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 3800.3810. 
  1.19                             ARTICLE 1 
  1.20                           APPROPRIATIONS 
  1.22     The sums in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
  1.23  appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, to 
  1.24  the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article, to 
  1.25  be available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  
  1.26                          SUMMARY BY FUND
  1.27                              2000          2001           TOTAL
  1.28  General              $   (100,000)   $  2,730,000    $  2,630,000
  1.29  TANF                       -0-            500,000         500,000
  1.30  Workforce Development  
  1.31  Fund                       -0-          1,827,000       1,827,000
  1.32  TOTAL                $   (100,000)   $  5,057,000    $  4,957,000
  2.1                                              APPROPRIATIONS 
  2.2                                          Available for the Year 
  2.3                                              Ending June 30 
  2.4                                             2000         2001 
  2.5   Sec. 2.  TRADE AND ECONOMIC
  2.6   DEVELOPMENT                          -0-              2,750,000 
  2.7   This appropriation is for the purposes 
  2.8   stated in this section, and is added to 
  2.9   the appropriation in Laws 1999, chapter 
  2.10  223, article 1, section 2. 
  2.11  (a) Labor Force Assessments
  2.12         -0-            750,000 
  2.13  This appropriation is for grants to 
  2.14  local or regional economic development 
  2.15  agencies to support the development and 
  2.16  use of labor force assessments that 
  2.17  will allow the agencies to recognize 
  2.18  areas in which the skill sets or 
  2.19  education of the available workforce 
  2.20  are underused.  Projects are eligible 
  2.21  for grants of up to 60 percent of the 
  2.22  total project costs.  The commissioner 
  2.23  shall develop criteria for these grants 
  2.24  that will maximize their effectiveness 
  2.25  in assisting local economic development 
  2.26  efforts.  The criteria shall give a 
  2.27  preference to projects that have the 
  2.28  support and involvement of multiple 
  2.29  economic development agencies across a 
  2.30  geographic region where appropriate, 
  2.31  provided that the size of the area 
  2.32  covered by a project does not interfere 
  2.33  with the usefulness of the information 
  2.34  generated.  This is a one-time 
  2.35  appropriation and is not added to the 
  2.36  agency's budget base. 
  2.37  (b) Catalyst Grants
  2.38         -0-          1,500,000 
  2.39  This appropriation is for catalyst 
  2.40  grants to local governments to expand 
  2.41  Internet access in areas of rural 
  2.42  Minnesota that are otherwise unlikely 
  2.43  to receive access through existing 
  2.44  technology.  Catalyst grants are for 
  2.45  capital expenditures related to 
  2.46  providing Internet access to residences 
  2.47  and businesses using either traditional 
  2.48  fiber optic cable or wireless 
  2.49  technology.  Eligible capital 
  2.50  expenditures include equipment and 
  2.51  construction costs, but do not include 
  2.52  the costs of planning, engineering, or 
  2.53  preliminary design.  The commissioner 
  2.54  shall award catalyst grants according 
  2.55  to a competitive grant process and 
  2.56  shall create criteria for the award of 
  2.57  grants.  These criteria shall include a 
  2.58  preference for projects that will 
  2.59  provide both business and residential 
  2.60  Internet access, provided that a 
  2.61  project is presumed to provide business 
  2.62  access only if it will enable access of 
  2.63  at least 512 kilobytes per second.  The 
  3.1   maximum catalyst grant for any project 
  3.2   is $250,000 or 25 percent of the 
  3.3   eligible capital expenditures, 
  3.4   whichever is less.  This is a one-time 
  3.5   appropriation and is not added to the 
  3.6   agency's budget base. 
  3.7   (c) Tourism Loan Account
  3.8          -0-            500,000 
  3.9   This appropriation is for transfer to 
  3.10  the tourism loan account established 
  3.11  under Minnesota Statutes, section 
  3.12  116J.617, subdivision 5, for the 
  3.13  tourism loan program under Minnesota 
  3.14  Statutes, section 116J.617.  This is a 
  3.15  one-time appropriation. 
  3.16  (d) Cancellation
  3.17  Of the unspent and unencumbered 
  3.18  portions of the appropriations in Laws 
  3.19  1997, chapter 200, article 1, section 
  3.20  2, subdivision 2, for the pathways 
  3.21  program under Minnesota Statutes, 
  3.22  section 116L.04, subdivision 1a, 
  3.23  $800,000 is canceled and returned to 
  3.24  the general fund.  This cancellation is 
  3.25  effective the day following final 
  3.26  enactment. 
  3.27  Sec. 3.  MINNESOTA TECHNOLOGY            -0-            200,000
  3.28  This appropriation is for the 
  3.29  e-Business Institute.  This is a 
  3.30  one-time appropriation and is not added 
  3.31  to the agency's budget base. 
  3.32  Sec. 4.  HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY          -0-            500,000
  3.33  This appropriation is for the family 
  3.34  homeless prevention and assistance 
  3.35  program under Minnesota Statutes, 
  3.36  section 462A.204, and is available 
  3.37  until June 30, 2001.  This 
  3.38  appropriation is from the state's 
  3.39  federal TANF block grant under title I 
  3.40  of Public Law Number 104-193 to the 
  3.41  commissioner of human services, to 
  3.42  reimburse the housing development fund 
  3.43  for assistance under this program for 
  3.44  families receiving TANF assistance 
  3.45  under the MFIP program.  The 
  3.46  commissioner of human services shall 
  3.47  make monthly reimbursements to the 
  3.48  housing development fund.  The 
  3.49  commissioner of human services shall 
  3.50  not make any reimbursement which the 
  3.51  commissioner determines would be 
  3.52  subject to a penalty under Code of 
  3.53  Federal Regulations, section 262.1.  
  3.54  This is a one-time appropriation. 
  3.57  ARCHITECTURE, AND INTERIOR DESIGN        -0-            130,000
  3.58  This appropriation is for enforcement 
  3.59  activities by the board, and is added 
  3.60  to the appropriation in Laws 1999, 
  4.1   chapter 223, article 1, section 8. 
  4.2   Sec. 6.  BOARD OF BOXING                 -0-             65,000
  4.3   This amount is added to the 
  4.4   appropriation in Laws 1999, chapter 
  4.5   223, article 1, section 10. 
  4.7   SECURITY                               200,000        1,977,000
  4.8   (a) Youthbuild 
  4.9   Of this amount, $200,000 in the first 
  4.10  year is a one-time appropriation for 
  4.11  grants to existing Youthbuild programs 
  4.12  that have experienced a loss of federal 
  4.13  funds and are unable to fulfill their 
  4.14  missions under Minnesota Statutes, 
  4.15  sections 268.361 to 268.366. 
  4.16  (b) Alien Labor Certification 
  4.17  Of this amount, $150,000 the second 
  4.18  year is a one-time appropriation for 
  4.19  alien labor certification, and is 
  4.20  available as matching funds are 
  4.21  provided on at least a 
  4.22  dollar-for-dollar basis from nonstate 
  4.23  sources. 
  4.24  (c) Displaced Homemaker Programs 
  4.25  Of this amount, $1,827,000 the second 
  4.26  year is an appropriation from the 
  4.27  workforce development fund for 
  4.28  displaced homemaker programs under 
  4.29  Minnesota Statutes, section 268.96.  
  4.30  The general fund appropriation of 
  4.31  $1,827,000 for displaced homemaker 
  4.32  programs in fiscal year 2001 in Laws 
  4.33  1999, chapter 223, article 1, section 
  4.34  4, subdivision 4, is canceled and 
  4.35  returned to the general fund. 
  4.36     Sec. 8.  Laws 1999, chapter 223, article 1, section 6, 
  4.37  subdivision 1, is amended to read 
  4.38  Subdivision 1.  Total 
  4.39  Appropriation                         18,927,000     17,460,000
  4.40                                        18,627,000     16,760,000 
  4.41                Summary by Fund
  4.42  General              17,245,000    15,831,000
  4.43                       16,945,000    15,131,000 
  4.44  Petro Cleanup         1,015,000     1,045,000 
  4.45  Workers'
  4.46  Compensation            567,000       584,000
  4.47  Special Revenue         100,000       -0-  
  4.48  The amounts that may be spent from this 
  4.49  appropriation for each program are 
  4.50  specified in the following 
  4.51  subdivisions, except that with respect 
  4.52  to general fund appropriations, the 
  4.53  commissioner must reduce the amounts 
  4.54  spent from the amounts specified by a 
  5.1   total of $300,000 in the first year and 
  5.2   $700,000 in the second year.  The 
  5.3   general fund base for the department 
  5.4   shall be $14,653,000 in fiscal year 
  5.5   2002 and $14,377,000 in fiscal year 
  5.6   2003. 
  5.8   LONG-RANGE PLANNING                      -0-             75,000
  5.9   This one-time appropriation is for the 
  5.10  purposes of the workforce development 
  5.11  task force in article 2, section 22.  
  5.12  This amount is added to the 
  5.13  appropriation in Laws 1999, chapter 
  5.14  223, article 1, section 23. 
  5.15  Sec. 10.  DEPARTMENT OF     
  5.16  ADMINISTRATION                           -0-             50,000
  5.17  This one-time appropriation is for the 
  5.18  purposes of article 2, section 21, and 
  5.19  is added to the appropriation in Laws 
  5.20  1999, chapter 223, article 1, section 
  5.21  25. 
  5.22  Sec. 11.  DEPARTMENT OF        
  5.23  FINANCE                                  -0-             10,000
  5.24  This appropriation is for up to $10,000 
  5.25  for the commissioner of finance to 
  5.26  consult with the commissioner of 
  5.27  employee relations and the Minnesota 
  5.28  Historical Society to consider the 
  5.29  causes of ongoing shortfalls in the 
  5.30  salary and benefit accounts at the 
  5.31  Minnesota Historical Society, and to 
  5.32  compare the salaries and benefits at 
  5.33  agencies in other states that have 
  5.34  comparable missions.  The commissioner 
  5.35  shall report findings, including 
  5.36  recommendations, to the legislature by 
  5.37  December 31, 2000. 
  5.38     Sec. 12.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
  5.39     Section 2, paragraph (d), section 7, paragraph (a), and 
  5.40  section 8, are effective the day following final enactment. 
  5.41                             ARTICLE 2 
  5.43     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 60H.03, is 
  5.44  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
  5.45     Subd. 4.  [TERM AND FEES.] The term of a managing general 
  5.46  agent license issued under this section and the license fees 
  5.47  imposed are the same as those applicable to a licensed insurance 
  5.48  agent under chapter 60K.  
  5.49     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 80A.122, is 
  5.50  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
  5.51     Subd. 4a.  [EXPIRATION.] (a) A filing made in connection 
  6.1   with the securities of an open-end investment company under 
  6.2   subdivision 1 expires the next June 30 unless renewed.  To renew 
  6.3   a notice filing, an issuer shall: 
  6.4      (1) before expiration of a current notice filing, file with 
  6.5   the commissioner the documents specified by the commissioner 
  6.6   under subdivision 1, clause (2), together with any fees required 
  6.7   by section 80A.28, subdivision 1, paragraph (c); and 
  6.8      (2) no later than September 1 following expiration, file a 
  6.9   sales report for the prior fiscal year with the commissioner 
  6.10  specifying: 
  6.11     (i) the registered sales; 
  6.12     (ii) the actual sales; and 
  6.13     (iii) the balance that could be sold without an additional 
  6.14  filing under section 80A.28, subdivision 1, paragraph (c). 
  6.15     (b) No portion of the unsold balance of shares indicated on 
  6.16  the issuer's sales report may be lawfully sold in this state in 
  6.17  connection with a renewed notice filing until fees have been 
  6.18  paid to renew the shares. 
  6.19     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 80A.28, 
  6.20  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  6.21     Subdivision 1.  (a) There shall be a filing fee of $100 for 
  6.22  every application for registration or notice filing.  There 
  6.23  shall be an additional fee of one-tenth of one percent of the 
  6.24  maximum aggregate offering price at which the securities are to 
  6.25  be offered in this state, and the maximum combined fees shall 
  6.26  not exceed $300.  
  6.27     (b) When an application for registration is withdrawn 
  6.28  before the effective date or a preeffective stop order is 
  6.29  entered under section 80A.13, subdivision 1, all but the $100 
  6.30  filing fee shall be returned.  If an application to register 
  6.31  securities is denied, the total of all fees received shall be 
  6.32  retained. 
  6.33     (c) Where a filing is made in connection with a federal 
  6.34  covered security under section 18(b)(2) of the Securities Act of 
  6.35  1933, there is a fee of $100 for every initial filing.  If the 
  6.36  filing is made in connection with redeemable securities issued 
  7.1   by an open end management company or unit investment trust, as 
  7.2   defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, there is an 
  7.3   additional annual fee of 1/20 of one percent of the maximum 
  7.4   aggregate offering price at which the securities are to be 
  7.5   offered in this state during the notice filing period.  The fee 
  7.6   must be paid at the time of the initial filing and thereafter in 
  7.7   connection with each renewal no later than July 1 of each year 
  7.8   and must be sufficient to cover the shares the issuer expects to 
  7.9   sell in this state over the next 12 months.  If during a current 
  7.10  notice filing the issuer determines it is likely to sell shares 
  7.11  in excess of the shares for which fees have been paid to the 
  7.12  commissioner, the issuer shall submit an amended notice filing 
  7.13  to the commissioner under section 80A.122, subdivision 1, clause 
  7.14  (3), together with a fee of 1/20 of one percent of the maximum 
  7.15  aggregate offering price of the additional shares.  Shares for 
  7.16  which a fee has been paid, but which have not been sold at the 
  7.17  time of expiration of the notice filing, may not be sold unless 
  7.18  an additional fee to cover the shares has been paid to the 
  7.19  commissioner as provided in this section and section 80A.122, 
  7.20  subdivision 4a.  If the filing is made in connection with 
  7.21  redeemable securities issued by such a company or trust, there 
  7.22  is no maximum fee for securities filings made according to this 
  7.23  paragraph.  If the filing is made in connection with any other 
  7.24  federal covered security under Section 18(b)(2) of the 
  7.25  Securities Act of 1933, there is an additional fee of one-tenth 
  7.26  of one percent of the maximum aggregate offering price at which 
  7.27  the securities are to be offered in this state, and the combined 
  7.28  fees shall not exceed $300.  Beginning with fiscal year 2001 and 
  7.29  continuing each fiscal year thereafter, as of the last day of 
  7.30  each fiscal year, the commissioner shall determine the total 
  7.31  amount of all fees that were collected under this paragraph in 
  7.32  connection with any filings made for that fiscal year for 
  7.33  securities of an open-end investment company on behalf of a 
  7.34  security that is a federal covered security pursuant to section 
  7.35  18(b)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.  To the extent the total 
  7.36  fees collected by the commissioner in connection with these 
  8.1   filings exceed $25,000,000, the commissioner shall refund, on a 
  8.2   pro rata basis, to all persons who paid any fees for that fiscal 
  8.3   year, the amount of fees collected by the commissioner in excess 
  8.4   of $25,000,000.  No individual refund is required of amounts of 
  8.5   $100 or less for a fiscal year. 
  8.6      Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
  8.7   116J.421, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
  8.8      Subd. 2.  [GOVERNANCE.] The center is governed by a board 
  8.9   of directors appointed to six-year terms by the governor 
  8.10  comprised of: 
  8.11     (1) a representative from each of the two largest statewide 
  8.12  general farm organizations; 
  8.13     (2) a representative from a regional initiative 
  8.14  organization selected under section 116J.415, subdivision 3; 
  8.15     (3) the president of Mankato State University; 
  8.16     (4) a representative from the general public residing in a 
  8.17  town of less than 5,000 located outside of the metropolitan 
  8.18  area; 
  8.19     (5) a member of the house of representatives appointed by 
  8.20  the speaker of the house and a member of the senate appointed by 
  8.21  the subcommittee on committees of the senate committee on rules 
  8.22  and administration appointed for two-year terms; 
  8.23     (6) three representatives from business, including one 
  8.24  representing rural manufacturing and one rural retail and 
  8.25  service business; 
  8.26     (7) three representatives from private foundations with a 
  8.27  demonstrated commitment to rural issues; 
  8.28     (8) one representative from a rural county government; and 
  8.29     (9) one representative from a rural regional government. 
  8.30     The board shall appoint one additional member to the board 
  8.31  of directors who shall represent the general public.  
  8.32     If the board concludes at any time that the composition of 
  8.33  the board does not adequately reflect the ethnic and gender 
  8.34  diversity of rural Minnesota, the board may appoint up to four 
  8.35  additional members in order to better reflect this diversity.  
  8.36  Members appointed by the board under this paragraph shall serve 
  9.1   six-year terms.  The board may not appoint additional members 
  9.2   such that the board would have a total of more than 20 members. 
  9.3      Sec. 5.  [136F.77] [EQUITY INVESTMENTS.] 
  9.4      The board may acquire an interest in a product or a private 
  9.5   business entity for the purpose of developing and providing 
  9.6   educational materials and related programs or services to 
  9.7   further the mission of the Minnesota state colleges and 
  9.8   universities and foster the economic growth of the state.  The 
  9.9   board may enter into joint venture agreements with private 
  9.10  corporations to develop educational materials and related 
  9.11  programs or services.  Any proceeds from such investments or 
  9.12  ventures are appropriated to the board.  The state is not liable 
  9.13  for any obligations or liabilities that arise from investments 
  9.14  pursuant to this section.  The board must report annually by 
  9.15  September 1 to the legislature regarding its earnings from 
  9.16  partnerships and the disposition of those earnings. 
  9.17     Sec. 6.  [144.994] [PROFESSIONAL BOXING REGULATION.] 
  9.18     Subdivision 1.  [GENERALLY.] The commissioner of health 
  9.19  shall regulate professional boxing matches in Minnesota.  For 
  9.20  the purposes of this section, "professional boxing matches" 
  9.21  means boxing contests held in Minnesota between individuals for 
  9.22  financial compensation, but does not include boxing contests 
  9.23  regulated by an amateur sports organization. 
  9.24     Subd. 2.  [COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW.] The commissioner 
  9.25  shall act as Minnesota's state boxing commission for the 
  9.26  purposes of the Professional Boxing Safety Act, United States 
  9.27  Code, title 15, sections 6301 to 6313, and shall ensure that 
  9.28  safety standards, registration procedures, and other regulations 
  9.29  required by federal law are sufficient to protect the health and 
  9.30  safety of boxers. 
  9.31     Subd. 3.  [LIMITATION.] The commissioner shall not impose 
  9.32  regulations substantially more stringent than necessary to 
  9.33  protect boxers' health and safety and to fully comply with 
  9.34  federal requirements. 
  9.35     Sec. 7.  [182.6545] [RIGHTS OF NEXT OF KIN UPON DEATH.] 
  9.36     In the case of a death of an employee, the department shall 
 10.1   make reasonable efforts to locate the employee's next of kin and 
 10.2   shall mail to them copies of the following: 
 10.3      (1) citations and notification of penalty; 
 10.4      (2) notices of hearings; 
 10.5      (3) complaints and answers; 
 10.6      (4) settlement agreements; 
 10.7      (5) orders and decisions; and 
 10.8      (6) notices of appeals. 
 10.9      In addition, the next of kin shall have the right to 
 10.10  request a consultation with the department regarding citations 
 10.11  and notification of penalties issued as a result of the 
 10.12  investigation of the employee's death.  For the purposes of this 
 10.13  section, "next of kin" refers to the nearest proper relative as 
 10.14  that term is defined by section 253B.03, subdivision 6, 
 10.15  paragraph (c). 
 10.16     Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 182.661, 
 10.17  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 10.18     Subdivision 1.  If, after an inspection or investigation, 
 10.19  the commissioner issues a citation under section 182.66, the 
 10.20  commissioner shall notify the employer by certified mail of the 
 10.21  penalty, if any, proposed to be assessed under section 182.666 
 10.22  and that the employer has 20 calendar days within which to file 
 10.23  a notice of contest and certification of service, on a form 
 10.24  provided by the commissioner, indicating that the employer 
 10.25  wishes to contest the citation, type of violation, proposed 
 10.26  assessment of penalty, or the period of time fixed in the 
 10.27  citation given for correction of violation.  A copy of the 
 10.28  citation and the proposed assessment of penalty shall also be 
 10.29  mailed to the authorized employee representative and including, 
 10.30  in the case of the death of an employee, to the next of kin if 
 10.31  requested.  If within 20 calendar days from the receipt of the 
 10.32  penalty notice issued by the commissioner the employer fails to 
 10.33  file the notice of contest, and no notice of contest is filed by 
 10.34  any employee or authorized representative of employees under 
 10.35  subdivision 3 within such time, the citation and assessment, as 
 10.36  proposed, shall be deemed a final order of the commissioner and 
 11.1   not subject to review by any court or agency. 
 11.2      Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 182.666, 
 11.3   subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 11.4      Subd. 2.  Any employer who has received a citation for a 
 11.5   serious violation of its duties under section 182.653, or any 
 11.6   standard, rule, or order adopted under the authority of the 
 11.7   commissioner as provided in this chapter, shall be assessed a 
 11.8   fine not to exceed $7,000 for each violation.  If the violation 
 11.9   causes or contributes to the cause of the death of an employee, 
 11.10  the employer shall be assessed a fine of up to $25,000. 
 11.11     Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 182.666, is 
 11.12  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 11.13     Subd. 2a.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
 11.14  section, if any (1) serious, willful, or repeated violation 
 11.15  other than a violation of section 182.653, subdivision 2; or (2) 
 11.16  any failure to correct a violation pursuant to subdivision 4 
 11.17  causes or contributes to the death of an employee, the minimum 
 11.18  total nonnegotiable fine which shall be assessed for all 
 11.19  citations connected to the death of an employee is $50,000 if 
 11.20  there is a willful or repeated violation or $25,000 if there is 
 11.21  no willful or repeated violation. 
 11.22     Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 268.362, 
 11.23  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 11.24     Subd. 2.  [GRANT APPLICATIONS; AWARDS.] Interested eligible 
 11.25  organizations must apply to the commissioner for the grants.  
 11.26  The advisory committee must review the applications and provide 
 11.27  to the commissioner a list of recommended eligible organizations 
 11.28  that the advisory committee determines meet the requirements for 
 11.29  receiving a grant.  The total grant award for any program may 
 11.30  not exceed $80,000 $150,000 per year.  In awarding grants, the 
 11.31  advisory committee and the commissioner must give priority to: 
 11.32     (1) continuing and expanding effective programs by 
 11.33  providing grant money to organizations that are operating or 
 11.34  have operated a successful program that meets the program 
 11.35  purposes under section 268.364; and 
 11.36     (2) distributing programs throughout the state through 
 12.1   start-up grants for programs in areas that are not served by an 
 12.2   existing program. 
 12.3      To receive a grant under this section, the eligible 
 12.4   organization must match the grant money with at least an equal 
 12.5   amount of nonstate money.  The commissioner must verify that the 
 12.6   eligible organization has matched the grant money.  Nothing in 
 12.7   this subdivision shall prevent an eligible organization from 
 12.8   applying for and receiving grants for more than one program.  A 
 12.9   grant received by an eligible organization from the federal 
 12.10  Youthbuild Project under United States Code, title 42, section 
 12.11  5091, is nonstate money and may be used to meet the state match 
 12.12  requirement.  State grant money awarded under this section may 
 12.13  be used by grantee organizations for match requirements of a 
 12.14  federal Youthbuild Project. 
 12.15     Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
 12.16  326.105, is amended to read: 
 12.17     326.105 [FEES.] 
 12.18     The fee for licensure or renewal of licensure as an 
 12.19  architect, professional engineer, land surveyor, landscape 
 12.20  architect, or geoscience professional is $104 $120 per biennium. 
 12.21  The fee for certification as a certified interior designer or 
 12.22  for renewal of the certificate is $104 $120 per biennium.  The 
 12.23  fee for an architect applying for original certification as a 
 12.24  certified interior designer is $50 per biennium.  The initial 
 12.25  license or certification fee for all professions is $104 $120.  
 12.26  The renewal fee shall be paid biennially on or before June 30 of 
 12.27  each even-numbered year.  The renewal fee, when paid by mail, is 
 12.28  not timely paid unless it is postmarked on or before June 30 of 
 12.29  each even-numbered year.  The application fee is $25 for 
 12.30  in-training applicants and $75 for professional license 
 12.31  applicants. 
 12.32     The fee for monitoring licensing examinations for 
 12.33  applicants is $25, payable by the applicant. 
 12.34     Sec. 13.  [326.2441] [INSPECTION FEE SCHEDULE.] 
 12.35     Subdivision 1.  [SCHEDULE.] State electrical inspection 
 12.36  fees shall be paid according to subdivisions 2 to 13. 
 13.1      Subd. 2.  [FEE FOR EACH SEPARATE INSPECTION.] The minimum 
 13.2   fee for each separate inspection of an installation, 
 13.3   replacement, alteration, or repair is $20. 
 13.6   for the installation, addition, alteration, or repair of each 
 13.7   service, change of service, temporary service, generator, other 
 13.8   power supply source, or feeder to a separate structure is: 
 13.9      (1) 0 ampere to and including 400 ampere capacity, $25; 
 13.10     (2) 401 ampere to and including 800 ampere capacity, $50; 
 13.11  and 
 13.12     (3) ampere capacity above 800, $75. 
 13.13     Where multiple disconnects are grouped at a single location 
 13.14  and are supplied by a single set of supply conductors, the 
 13.15  cumulative rating of the overcurrent devices shall be used to 
 13.16  determine the supply ampere capacity. 
 13.18  OF TRANSFORMER SECONDARY CONDUCTORS.] The inspection fee for the 
 13.19  installation, addition, alteration, or repair of each circuit, 
 13.20  feeder, feeder tap, or set of transformer secondary conductors, 
 13.21  including the equipment served, is: 
 13.22     (1) 0 ampere to and including 200 ampere capacity, $5; and 
 13.23     (2) ampere capacity above 200, $10. 
 13.25  4.] (a) The fee for a one-family dwelling and each dwelling unit 
 13.26  of a two-family dwelling with a supply of up to 500 amperes 
 13.27  where a combination of ten or more sources of supply, feeders, 
 13.28  or circuits are installed, added, altered, repaired, or extended 
 13.29  is $80.  This fee applies to each separate installation for new 
 13.30  dwellings and additions, alterations, or repairs to existing 
 13.31  dwellings and includes not more than two inspections.  The fee 
 13.32  for additional inspections or other installations is that 
 13.33  specified in subdivisions 2 to 4.  The installer may submit fees 
 13.34  for additional inspections when filing the request for 
 13.35  electrical inspection. 
 13.36     (b) The fee for each dwelling unit of a multifamily 
 14.1   dwelling with three to 12 dwelling units is $50 and the fee for 
 14.2   each additional dwelling unit is $25.  These fees include only 
 14.3   inspection of the wiring within individual dwelling units and 
 14.4   the final feeder to that unit.  This limitation is subject to 
 14.5   the following conditions: 
 14.6      (1) the multifamily dwelling is provided with common 
 14.7   service equipment and each dwelling unit is supplied by a 
 14.8   separate feeder.  The fee for multifamily dwelling services or 
 14.9   other power source supplies and all other circuits is that 
 14.10  specified in subdivisions 2 to 4; and 
 14.11     (2) this limitation applies only to new installations for 
 14.12  multifamily dwellings where the majority of the individual 
 14.13  dwelling units are available for inspection during each 
 14.14  inspection trip. 
 14.15     (c) A separate request for electrical inspection form must 
 14.16  be filed for each dwelling unit that is supplied with an 
 14.17  individual set of service entrance conductors.  These fees are 
 14.18  the one-family dwelling rate specified in paragraph (a). 
 14.19     Subd. 6.  [ADDITIONS TO FEES OF SUBDIVISIONS 3 TO 5.] (a) 
 14.20  The fee for the electrical supply for each manufactured home 
 14.21  park lot is $25.  This fee includes the service or feeder 
 14.22  conductors up to and including the service equipment or 
 14.23  disconnecting means.  The fee for feeders and circuits that 
 14.24  extend from the service or disconnecting means is that specified 
 14.25  in subdivision 4. 
 14.26     (b) The fee for each recreational vehicle site electrical 
 14.27  supply equipment is $5.  The fee for recreational vehicle park 
 14.28  services, feeders, and circuits is that specified in 
 14.29  subdivisions 3 and 4. 
 14.30     (c) The fee for each street, parking lot, or outdoor area 
 14.31  lighting standard is $1, and the fee for each traffic signal 
 14.32  standard is $5.  Circuits originating within the standard or 
 14.33  traffic signal controller shall not be used when computing the 
 14.34  fee. 
 14.35     (d) The fee for transformers for light, heat, and power is 
 14.36  $10 for transformers rated up to ten kilovolt-amperes and $20 
 15.1   for transformers rated in excess of ten kilovolt-amperes. 
 15.2      (e) The fee for transformers and electronic power supplies 
 15.3   for electric signs and outline lighting is $5 per unit. 
 15.4      (f) The fee for alarm, communication, remote control, and 
 15.5   signaling circuits or systems, and circuits of less than 50 
 15.6   volts, is 50 cents for each system device or apparatus. 
 15.7      (g) The fee for each separate inspection of the bonding for 
 15.8   a swimming pool, spa, fountain, an equipotential plane for an 
 15.9   agricultural confinement area, or similar installation shall be 
 15.10  $20.  Bonding conductors and connections require an inspection 
 15.11  before being concealed. 
 15.12     (h) The fee for all wiring installed on center pivot 
 15.13  irrigation booms is $40. 
 15.14     (i) The fee for retrofit modifications to existing lighting 
 15.15  fixtures is 25 cents per lighting fixture. 
 15.17  ELECTRICAL INSPECTION.] (a) Whenever any work for which a 
 15.18  request for electrical inspection is required by the board has 
 15.19  begun without the request for electrical inspection form being 
 15.20  filed with the board, a special investigation shall be made 
 15.21  before a request for electrical inspection form is accepted by 
 15.22  the board. 
 15.23     (b) An investigation fee, in addition to the full fee 
 15.24  required by subdivisions 1 to 6, shall be paid before an 
 15.25  inspection is made.  The investigation fee is two times the 
 15.26  hourly rate specified in subdivision 10 or the inspection fee 
 15.27  required by subdivisions 1 to 6, whichever is greater, not to 
 15.28  exceed $1,000.  The payment of the investigation fee does not 
 15.29  exempt any person from compliance with all other provisions of 
 15.30  the board's rules or statutes, nor from any penalty prescribed 
 15.31  by law. 
 15.32     Subd. 8.  [REINSPECTION FEE.] When reinspection is 
 15.33  necessary to determine whether unsafe conditions have been 
 15.34  corrected and the conditions are not the subject of an appeal 
 15.35  pending before the board or any court, a reinspection fee of $20 
 15.36  may be assessed in writing by the inspector. 
 16.1      Subd. 9.  [SUPPLEMENTAL FEE.] When inspections scheduled by 
 16.2   the installer are preempted, obstructed, prevented, or otherwise 
 16.3   not able to be completed as scheduled due to circumstances 
 16.4   beyond the control of the inspector, a supplemental inspection 
 16.5   fee of $20 may be assessed in writing by the inspector. 
 16.6      Subd. 10.  [SPECIAL INSPECTION.] For inspections not 
 16.7   covered in this section, or for requested special inspections or 
 16.8   services, the fee shall be $30 per hour, including travel time, 
 16.9   plus 31 cents per mile traveled, plus the reasonable cost of 
 16.10  equipment or material consumed.  This provision is applicable to 
 16.11  inspection of empty conduits and other jobs as may be determined 
 16.12  by the board.  This fee may also be assessed when installations 
 16.13  are not accessible by roadway and require alternate forms of 
 16.14  transportation.  
 16.15     Subd. 11.  [INSPECTION OF TRANSITORY PROJECTS.] (a) For 
 16.16  inspection of transitory projects including, but not limited to, 
 16.17  festivals, fairs, carnivals, circuses, shows, production sites, 
 16.18  and portable road construction plants, the inspection procedures 
 16.19  and fees are as specified in paragraphs (b) to (i). 
 16.20     (b) The fee for inspection of each generator or other 
 16.21  source of supply is that specified in subdivision 3.  A like fee 
 16.22  is required at each engagement or setup. 
 16.23     (c) In addition to the fee for generators or other sources 
 16.24  of supply, there must be an inspection of all installed feeders, 
 16.25  circuits, and equipment at each engagement or setup at the 
 16.26  hourly rate specified in subdivision 10, with a two-hour minimum.
 16.27     (d) An owner, operator, or appointed representative of a 
 16.28  transitory enterprise including, but not limited to, festivals, 
 16.29  fairs, carnivals, circuses, production companies, shows, 
 16.30  portable road construction plants, and similar enterprises shall 
 16.31  notify the board of its itinerary or schedule and make 
 16.32  application for initial inspection a minimum of 14 days before 
 16.33  its first engagement or setup.  An owner, operator, or appointed 
 16.34  representative of a transitory enterprise who fails to notify 
 16.35  the board 14 days before its first engagement or setup may be 
 16.36  subject to the investigation fees specified in subdivision 7.  
 17.1   The owner, operator, or appointed representative shall request 
 17.2   inspection and pay the inspection fee for each subsequent 
 17.3   engagement or setup at the time of the initial inspection.  For 
 17.4   subsequent engagements or setups not listed on the itinerary or 
 17.5   schedule submitted to the board and where the board is not 
 17.6   notified at least 48 hours in advance, a charge of $100 may be 
 17.7   made in addition to all required fees. 
 17.8      (e) Amusement rides, devices, concessions, attractions, or 
 17.9   other units must be inspected at their first appearance of the 
 17.10  year.  The inspection fee is $20 per unit with a supply of up to 
 17.11  60 amperes and $30 per unit with a supply above 60 amperes. 
 17.12     (f) An additional fee at the hourly rate specified in 
 17.13  subdivision 10 must be charged for additional time spent by each 
 17.14  inspector if equipment is not ready or available for inspection 
 17.15  at the time and date specified on the application for initial 
 17.16  inspection or the request for electrical inspection form. 
 17.17     (g) In addition to the fees specified in paragraphs (a) and 
 17.18  (b), a fee of two hours at the hourly rate specified in 
 17.19  subdivision 10 must be charged for inspections required to be 
 17.20  performed on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, or after regular 
 17.21  business hours. 
 17.22     (h) The fee for reinspection of corrections or supplemental 
 17.23  inspections where an additional trip is necessary may be 
 17.24  assessed as specified in subdivision 8. 
 17.25     (i) The board may retain the inspection fee when an owner, 
 17.26  operator, or appointed representative of a transitory enterprise 
 17.27  fails to notify the board at least 48 hours in advance of a 
 17.28  scheduled inspection that is canceled. 
 17.29     Subd. 12.  [HANDLING FEE.] The handling fee to pay the cost 
 17.30  of printing and handling of the form requesting an inspection is 
 17.31  $1. 
 17.33  INTERPRETATION OF PROVISIONS.] For purposes of interpretation of 
 17.34  this section and Minnesota Rules, chapter 3800, the most 
 17.35  recently adopted edition of the National Electrical Code shall 
 17.36  be prima facie evidence of the definitions, interpretations, and 
 18.1   scope of words and terms used.  
 18.2      Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 345.31, is 
 18.3   amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 18.4      Subd. 6a.  [MONEY ORDER.] "Money order" includes an express 
 18.5   money order and a personal money order, on which the remitter is 
 18.6   the purchaser.  The term does not include a bank order or any 
 18.7   other instrument sold by a financial organization if the seller 
 18.8   has obtained the name and address of the payee. 
 18.9      Sec. 15.  [345.321] [DORMANCY CHARGE FOR MONEY ORDERS.] 
 18.10     Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a holder may 
 18.11  annually deduct, from a money order presumed abandoned, a charge 
 18.12  imposed by reason of the owner's failure to claim the property 
 18.13  within a specified time.  The holder may deduct the charge only 
 18.14  if:  (1) there is a valid and enforceable written contract 
 18.15  between the holder and the owner under which the holder may 
 18.16  impose the charge; (2) the holder regularly imposes the charge; 
 18.17  and (3) the charge is not regularly reversed or otherwise 
 18.18  canceled.  The total amount of the deduction is limited to an 
 18.19  amount that is not unconscionable. 
 18.20     Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 345.39, 
 18.21  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 18.22     Subdivision 1.  [PRESUMED ABANDONMENT.] All intangible 
 18.23  personal property, not otherwise covered by sections 345.31 to 
 18.24  345.60, including any income or increment thereon, but excluding 
 18.25  any charges that may lawfully be withheld, that is held or owing 
 18.26  in this state in the ordinary course of the holder's business 
 18.27  and has remained unclaimed by the owner for more than three 
 18.28  years after it became payable or distributable is presumed 
 18.29  abandoned.  Property covered by this section includes, but is 
 18.30  not limited to:  (a) unclaimed worker's compensation; (b) 
 18.31  deposits or payments for repair or purchase of goods or 
 18.32  services; (c) credit checks or memos, or customer overpayments; 
 18.33  (d) unidentified remittances, unrefunded overcharges; (e) unpaid 
 18.34  claims, unpaid accounts payable or unpaid commissions; (f) 
 18.35  unpaid mineral proceeds, royalties or vendor checks; and (g) 
 18.36  credit balances, accounts receivable and miscellaneous 
 19.1   outstanding checks.  This section does not include money orders. 
 19.2   "Intangible property" does not include gift certificates, gift 
 19.3   cards, or layaway accounts issued or maintained by any person in 
 19.4   the business of selling tangible property or services at retail 
 19.5   and such items shall not be subject to this section. 
 19.6      Sec. 17.  Laws 1999, chapter 223, article 2, section 81, as 
 19.7   amended by Laws 1999, chapter 249, section 12, is amended to 
 19.8   read: 
 19.9      Sec. 81.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
 19.10     Section 48 is effective March 1, 2000. 
 19.11     Sections 59, 61, 62, 64, 65, and 79 are effective the day 
 19.12  following final enactment.  
 19.13     Section 67 is effective June 30, 1999. 
 19.14     Section 80, paragraph (a), is effective July 1, 1999. 
 19.15     Section 80, paragraphs paragraph (b) and (c), are is 
 19.16  effective July 1, 2000. 
 19.17     Section 80, paragraph (c), is effective July 1, 2001. 
 19.18     Sec. 18.  Laws 1999, chapter 223, article 3, section 8, is 
 19.19  amended to read: 
 19.20     Sec. 8.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
 19.21     Sections 1, and 2, and 5 are effective July 1, 2000. 
 19.22     Section 5 is effective July 1, 2001. 
 19.24  OF HEALTH.] 
 19.25     The commissioner of health shall consult with appropriate 
 19.26  knowledgeable individuals on an ongoing basis regarding the 
 19.27  development and enforcement of boxing regulations.  The 
 19.28  commissioner shall amend existing rules relating to professional 
 19.29  boxing to conform those rules to the requirements of section 6. 
 19.31     The appropriation to the commissioner of trade and economic 
 19.32  development in Laws 1999, chapter 223, article 1, section 2, 
 19.33  subdivision 4, for the Upper Red Lake business loan program is 
 19.34  available until December 31, 2000, and applications for grants 
 19.35  under that program may be accepted until that date. 
 19.36     Sec. 21.  [WORKFORCE CENTER LOCATIONS.] 
 20.1      The commissioner of the department of administration shall 
 20.2   assist the commissioner of economic security and the board of 
 20.3   trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and universities system 
 20.4   to develop and report to the legislature by January 15, 2001, on 
 20.5   a ten-year plan for the possible location of workforce centers 
 20.6   or affiliate locations on Minnesota college and university 
 20.7   campuses where appropriate.  
 20.8      The plan must identify space requirements, current 
 20.9   workforce center lease expiration dates, and the campuses that 
 20.10  can immediately accommodate workforce centers, and recommend 
 20.11  timelines for colocating workforce centers with Minnesota state 
 20.12  colleges and universities system facilities.  
 20.13     If additional space would be required to accommodate the 
 20.14  workforce center, the plan must outline alternative capital 
 20.15  financing mechanisms, including private build-lease. 
 20.17     Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The workforce development 
 20.18  task force is established to study workforce development 
 20.19  issues.  The purposes of the task force are to review the 
 20.20  recommendations of the governor's mini-cabinet on workforce 
 20.21  development, to develop and propose a cohesive workforce 
 20.22  development strategy for Minnesota, to communicate with 
 20.23  interested parties including state agencies, nonprofit providers 
 20.24  of job training services, members of the public, local workforce 
 20.25  investment boards, and organized labor, and to prepare 
 20.26  recommendations for the 2001 legislative session, including the 
 20.27  budget process.  
 20.28     Subd. 2.  [MEMBERSHIP.] (a) The task force consists of 15 
 20.29  members appointed as follows:  
 20.30     (1) three public members appointed by the governor, one of 
 20.31  which must be a representative of organized labor; 
 20.32     (2) the commissioner of trade and economic development or 
 20.33  the commissioner's designee; 
 20.34     (3) the commissioner of economic security or the 
 20.35  commissioner's designee; 
 20.36     (4) the commissioner of human services or the 
 21.1   commissioner's designee; 
 21.2      (5) the chancellor of Minnesota state colleges and 
 21.3   universities or the chancellor's designee; 
 21.4      (6) the chair of the governor's workforce development 
 21.5   council; 
 21.6      (7) three workforce training provider representatives, 
 21.7   including at least one member of a local workforce investment 
 21.8   board, appointed by the governor based on recommendations from 
 21.9   training provider organizations; 
 21.10     (8) two state representatives, one appointed by the speaker 
 21.11  of the house and one appointed by the minority caucus leader; 
 21.12  and 
 21.13     (9) two state senators appointed by the subcommittee on 
 21.14  committees of the senate committee on rules and administration, 
 21.15  one of which must be a member of the minority caucus.  
 21.16     (b) Compensation and removal of members is as provided by 
 21.17  Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059.  
 21.18     Subd. 3.  [ADMINISTRATION.] The Minnesota office of 
 21.19  strategic and long-range planning shall provide staff support 
 21.20  and other assistance for this task force.  
 21.21     Subd. 4.  [REPORT.] The task force shall report its 
 21.22  findings to the legislature by February 1, 2001.  
 21.23     Subd. 5.  [EXPIRATION.] The task force expires on June 30, 
 21.24  2001. 
 21.25     Sec. 23.  [INSTRUCTION TO REVISOR.] 
 21.26     The revisor shall change references in Minnesota Rules from 
 21.27  Minnesota Rules, part 3800.3810, to Minnesota Statutes, section 
 21.28  326.2441. 
 21.29     Sec. 24.  [REPEALER.] 
 21.30     Minnesota Rules, part 3800.3810, is repealed. 
 21.31     Sec. 25.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
 21.32     Section 6 is effective July 1, 2001.  
 21.33     Sections 17 to 22 are effective the day following final 
 21.34  enactment.