2nd Engrossment - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to state government; modifying practices and 1.3 procedures relating to state finance; transferring 1.4 state treasurer duties to the commissioner of finance; 1.5 amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 7.26; 1.6 15.62, subdivisions 2, 3; 16A.10, subdivisions 1, 2; 1.7 16A.127, subdivision 4; 16A.129, subdivision 3; 1.8 16A.133, subdivision 1; 16A.14, subdivision 3; 16A.17, 1.9 by adding a subdivision; 16A.27, subdivision 5; 1.10 16A.40; 16A.46; 16A.501; 16A.626; 16A.642, subdivision 1.11 1; 16D.09, subdivision 1; 16D.13, subdivisions 1, 2; 1.12 35.08; 35.09, subdivision 3; 49.24, subdivisions 13, 1.13 16; 84A.11; 84A.23, subdivision 4; 84A.33, subdivision 1.14 4; 84A.40; 85A.05, subdivision 2; 94.53; 115A.58, 1.15 subdivision 2; 116.16, subdivision 4; 116.17, 1.16 subdivision 2; 122A.21; 126C.72, subdivision 2; 1.17 127A.40; 161.05, subdivision 3; 161.07; 167.50, 1.18 subdivision 2; 174.51, subdivision 2; 176.181, 1.19 subdivision 2; 176.581; 190.11; 241.08, subdivision 1; 1.20 241.10; 241.13, subdivision 1; 244.19, subdivision 7; 1.21 245.697, subdivision 2a; 246.15, subdivision 1; 1.22 246.18, subdivision 1; 246.21; 276.11, subdivision 1; 1.23 280.29; 293.06; 299D.03, subdivision 5; 352.05; 1.24 352B.03, subdivision 2; 354.06, subdivision 3; 354.52, 1.25 subdivision 5; 385.05; 475A.04; 475A.06, subdivision 1.26 2; 481.01; 490.123, subdivision 2; 525.161; 525.841; 1.27 repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 7.21; 1.28 16A.06, subdivision 10; 16A.131, subdivision 1; 1.29 16D.03, subdivision 3; 16D.09, subdivision 2. 1.30 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.31 ARTICLE 1 1.32 GENERAL 1.33 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 15.62, 1.34 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 1.35 Subd. 2. A public employee who qualifies as a member of a 1.36 United States team for athletic competition on the world 1.37 championship, Pan American, or Olympic team in a sport 2.1 sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee,
shallmay be 2.2 granted a leave of absence without loss of pay or other benefits 2.3 or rights for the purpose of preparing for and engaging in the 2.4 competition. In no event shall the paid leave under this 2.5 section exceed the period of the official training camp and 2.6 competition combined or 90 calendar days a year, whichever is 2.7 less. 2.8 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 15.62, 2.9 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 2.10 Subd. 3. If the public employee granted the leave is an 2.11 employee of a school district, university system or other 2.12 political subdivision, the state shall reimbursethe employer is 2.13 responsible for the actual cost to the employerof employing a 2.14 substitute. 2.15 Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.10, 2.16 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 2.17 Subdivision 1. [BUDGET FORMAT.] In each even-numbered 2.18 calendar year the commissioner shall prepare budget forms and 2.19 instructions for all agencies, including guidelines for 2.20 reporting agency performance measures, subject to the approval 2.21 of the governor. The commissioner shall request and receive 2.22 advisory recommendations from the chairs of the senate finance 2.23 committee and house of representatives ways and means committee 2.24 before adopting a format for the biennial budget document. By 2.25 June 15, the commissioner shall send the proposed budget forms 2.26 to the appropriations and finance committees. The committees 2.27 have until July 15 to give the commissioner their advisory 2.28 recommendations on possible improvements. To facilitate this 2.29 consultation, the commissioner shall establish a working group 2.30 consisting of executive branch staff and designees of the chairs 2.31 of the senate finance and house of representatives ways and 2.32 means committees. The commissioner must involve this group in 2.33 all stages of development of budget forms and instructions. The 2.34 budget format must show actual expenditures and receipts for the 2.35 twomost recent fiscal yearsyear, estimated expenditures and 2.36 receipts for the current fiscal year, and estimates for each 3.1 fiscal year of the next biennium. Estimated expenditures must 3.2 be classified by funds and character of expenditures and may be 3.3 subclassified by programs and activities. Agency revenue 3.4 estimates must show how the estimates were made and what factors 3.5 were used. Receipts must be classified by funds, programs, and 3.6 activities. Expenditure and revenue estimates must be based on 3.7 the law in existence at the time the estimates are prepared. 3.8 Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.10, 3.9 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 3.10 Subd. 2. [BY OCTOBER 15 AND NOVEMBER 30.] By October 15 of 3.11 each even-numbered year, an agency must file the following with 3.12 the commissioner: 3.13 (1) budget estimates for the most recent and current fiscal 3.14 years; 3.15 (2) its upcoming biennial budget estimates; 3.16 (3) a comprehensive and integrated statement of agency 3.17 missions and outcome and performance measures; and 3.18 (4) a concise explanation of any planned changes in the 3.19 level of services or new activities. 3.20 The commissioner shall prepare and file the budget 3.21 estimates for an agency failing to file them. By November 30, 3.22 the commissioner shall send the final budget format, agency 3.23 budget estimates for the next biennium, and copies of the filed 3.24 material to the ways and means and finance committees, except 3.25 that the commissioner shall not be required to transmit 3.26 information that identifies executive branch budget decision 3.27 items. At this time, a list of each employee's name, title, and3.28 salary must be available to the legislature, either on paper or3.29 through electronic retrieval.3.30 Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.127, 3.31 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 3.32 Subd. 4. [FEDERAL PROPOSALS.] Agency applications for 3.33 federal money shall include necessary submissions to recover 3.34 both statewide and agency indirect costs. A copy of the 3.35 indirect cost submission must have the prior approval ofbe 3.36 submitted to the commissioner for review. An agency indirect 4.1 cost plan is unnecessary if the commissioner determines that the 4.2 costs incurred in preparing and maintaining it exceed the 4.3 benefit received by the state. If less than the entire agency 4.4 proposal is federally approved, the commissioner may accept 4.5 reimbursement of less than all of the federal receipts. If no 4.6 federal funds are approved for indirect costs, the agency must 4.7 document that fact to the commissioner. 4.8 Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.129, 4.9 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 4.10 Subd. 3. [CASH ADVANCES.] When the operations of any 4.11 nongeneral fundaccount would be impeded by projected cash 4.12 deficiencies resulting from delays in the receipt of grants, 4.13 dedicated income, or other similar receivables, and when the 4.14 deficiencies would be corrected within the budget period 4.15 involved, the commissioner of finance may use generalfund level 4.16 cash reserves to meet cash demands. If funds are transferred 4.17 from the general fund to meet cash flow needs, the cash flow 4.18 transfers must be returned to the general fund as soon as 4.19 sufficient cash balances are available in the account to which 4.20 the transfer was made. Any interest earned on general fund cash 4.21 flow transfers accrues to the general fund and not to the 4.22 accounts or funds to which the transfer was made. The 4.23 commissioner may advance general fund cash reserves to 4.24 nongeneral fund accounts where the receipts from other 4.25 governmental units cannot be collected within the budget period. 4.26 Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.133, 4.27 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 4.28 Subdivision 1. [PAYROLL DIRECT DEPOSIT AND DEDUCTIONS.] An 4.29 agency head in the executive, judicial, and legislative branch 4.30 shall, upon written request signed by an employee, directly 4.31 deposit all or part of an employee's pay in anyto those credit 4.32 unionunions or financial institutioninstitutions, as defined 4.33 in section 47.015, designated by the employee. 4.34 An agency head may, upon written request of an employee, 4.35 deduct from the pay of the employee a requested amount to be 4.36 paid to the Minnesota Benefit Association, or to any 5.1 organization contemplated by section 179A.06, of which the 5.2 employee is a member , or to a company that has contracted to5.3 insure the employee for the medical costs of cancer or intensive5.4 care. If an employee is a member of orhas accountsmore than 5.5 one account with more than one credit union or financial5.6 institutionthe Minnesota Benefit Association or more than one 5.7 organization under section 179A.06, or is insured by more than5.8 one company, only one credit union or financial institution may5.9 be paid money by direct deposit, and one credit union,only the 5.10 Minnesota Benefit Association and one organization, and one5.11 companyas defined under section 179A.06, may be paid money by 5.12 payroll deduction from the employee's pay. 5.13 Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.14, 5.14 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 5.15 Subd. 3. [SPENDING PLAN.] An appropriation to an agency 5.16 may not be made available for spending in the next allotment 5.17 period until the agency has submittedmet all the requirements 5.18 related to the policies and procedures of the Minnesota 5.19 accounting and procurement system. A spending plan shall be 5.20 submitted by July 31 to the commissioner on the commissioner's 5.21 form with. The spending plan must certify that: the amount 5.22 required for each activity and eachis accurate and is 5.23 consistent with legislative intent; revenue estimates are 5.24 reasonable; and the plan is structurally balanced, with all 5.25 legal restrictions on spending having been met for the purpose 5.26 for which money is to be spent. The spending plan must also be5.27 approved or modified by the commissioner and funds allotted for5.28 the plan before the money is made available.5.29 Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.17, is 5.30 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 5.31 Subd. 10. [DIRECT DEPOSIT.] Notwithstanding section 5.32 177.23, the commissioner may require direct deposit for all 5.33 state employees who are being paid by the state payroll system. 5.34 Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.40, is 5.35 amended to read: 5.36 16A.40 [WARRANTS AND ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS.] 6.1 Money must not be paid out of the state treasury except 6.2 upon the warrant of the commissioner or an electronic fund 6.3 transfer approved by the commissioner. Warrants must be drawn 6.4 on printed blanks that are in numerical order. The commissioner 6.5 shall enter, in numerical order in a warrant register, the 6.6 number, amount, date, and payee for every warrant issued. 6.7 The commissioner may require payees receiving more than ten6.8 payments or $10,000 per year mustto supply the commissioner6.9 withtheir bank routing information to enable the payments to be 6.10 made through an electronic fund transfer. 6.11 Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.46, is 6.12 amended to read: 6.13 16A.46 [LOST OR DESTROYED WARRANT DUPLICATE; INDEMNITY.] 6.14 The commissioner may issue a duplicate of an unpaid warrant 6.15 to an owner if the loss or destruction of an unpaid warrant6.16 isowner certifies that the original was lost or destroyed. The 6.17 commissioner may require certification be documented by 6.18 affidavit. When the duplicate is issued, the original is void. 6.19 The commissioner may require an indemnity bond from the 6.20 applicant to the state for double the amount of the warrant for 6.21 anyone damaged by the issuance of the duplicate. The 6.22 commissioner may refuse to issue a duplicate of an unpaid state 6.23 warrant. If the commissioner acts in good faith the 6.24 commissioner is not liable, whether the application is granted 6.25 or denied. For an unpaid refund or rebate issued under a tax 6.26 law administered by the commissioner of revenue that has been 6.27 lost or destroyed, an affidavit is not required for the 6.28 commissioner to issue a duplicate if the duplicate is issued to 6.29 the same name and social security number as the original warrant 6.30 and that information is verified on a tax return filed by the 6.31 recipient. 6.32 Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.501, is 6.33 amended to read: 6.34 16A.501 [REPORT ON EXPENDITURE OF BOND PROCEEDS.] 6.35 The commissioner of finance must report annually to the 6.36 legislature on the degree to which entities receiving 7.1 appropriations for capital projects in previous omnibus capital 7.2 improvement acts have encumbered or expended that money. The 7.3 report must be submitted to the chairs of the house of 7.4 representatives ways and means committee and the senate finance 7.5 committee by FebruaryJanuary 1 of each year. 7.6 Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.642, 7.7 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 7.8 Subdivision 1. [REPORTS.] (a) The commissioner of finance 7.9 shall report to the chairs of the senate committee on finance 7.10 and the house of representatives committees on ways and means 7.11 and on capital investment by FebruaryJanuary 1 of each 7.12 odd-numbered year on the following: 7.13 (1) all laws authorizing the issuance of state bonds or 7.14 appropriating general fund money for state or local government 7.15 capital investment projects enacted more than four years before 7.16 FebruaryJanuary 1 of that odd-numbered year; the projects 7.17 authorized to be acquired and constructed for which less than 7.18 100 percent of the authorized total cost has been expended, 7.19 encumbered, or otherwise obligated; the cost of contracts to be 7.20 let in accordance with existing plans and specifications shall 7.21 be considered expended for this report; and the amount of 7.22 general fund money appropriated but not spent or otherwise 7.23 obligated, and the amount of bonds not issued and bond proceeds 7.24 held but not previously expended, encumbered, or otherwise 7.25 obligated for these projects; and 7.26 (2) all laws authorizing the issuance of state bonds or 7.27 appropriating general fund money for state or local government 7.28 capital programs or projects other than those described in 7.29 clause (1), enacted more than four years before FebruaryJanuary 7.30 1 of that odd-numbered year; and the amount of general fund 7.31 money appropriated but not spent or otherwise obligated, and the 7.32 amount of bonds not issued and bond proceeds held but not 7.33 previously expended, encumbered, or otherwise obligated for 7.34 these programs and projects. 7.35 (b) The commissioner shall also report on general fund 7.36 appropriations for capital projects, bond authorizations or bond 8.1 proceed balances that may be canceled because projects have been 8.2 canceled, completed, or otherwise concluded, or because the 8.3 purposes for which the money was appropriated or bonds were 8.4 authorized or issued have been canceled, completed, or otherwise 8.5 concluded. The general fund appropriations, bond authorizations 8.6 or bond proceed balances that are unencumbered or otherwise not 8.7 obligated that are reported by the commissioner under this 8.8 subdivision are canceled, effective July 1 of the year of the 8.9 report, unless specifically reauthorized by act of the 8.10 legislature. 8.11 Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16D.09, 8.12 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 8.13 Subdivision 1. [GENERALLY.] When a debt is determined by a 8.14 state agency to be uncollectible, the debt may be written off by 8.15 the state agency from the state agency's financial accounting 8.16 records and no longer recognized as an account receivable for 8.17 financial reporting purposes. A debt is considered to be 8.18 uncollectible when (1) all reasonable collection efforts have 8.19 been exhausted, (2) the cost of further collection action will 8.20 exceed the amount recoverable, (3) the debt is legally without 8.21 merit or cannot be substantiated by evidence, (4) the debtor 8.22 cannot be located, (5) the available assets or income, current 8.23 or anticipated, that may be available for payment of the debt 8.24 are insufficient, (6) the debt has been discharged in 8.25 bankruptcy, (7) the applicable statute of limitations for 8.26 collection of the debt has expired, or (8) it is not in the 8.27 public interest to pursue collection of the debt. The 8.28 determination of the uncollectibility of a debt must be reported 8.29 by the state agency along with the basis for that decision as 8.30 part of its quarterly reports to the commissioner of finance. 8.31 Determining that the debt is uncollectible does not cancel the 8.32 legal obligation of the debtor to pay the debt , except in the8.33 case of a debt related to a tax liability that is canceled by8.34 the department of revenue. 8.35 Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16D.13, 8.36 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 9.1 Subdivision 1. [AUTHORITY.] Unless otherwise provided by a 9.2 contract out of which the debt arises or, by state or federal 9.3 law, or by a written justification from an agency and approved 9.4 by the department of finance showing the costs of charging 9.5 interest exceed the benefit, a state agency shall charge simple 9.6 interest on debts owed to the state at the rate provided in 9.7 subdivision 2 if notice has been given in accordance with this 9.8 subdivision. Interest charged under this section begins to 9.9 accrue on the 30th calendar day following the state agency's 9.10 first written demand for payment that includes notification to 9.11 the debtor that interest will begin to accrue on the debt in 9.12 accordance with this section. 9.13 Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16D.13, 9.14 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 9.15 Subd. 2. [COMPUTATION.] Notwithstanding chapter 334, the 9.16 rate of interest is the rate determined by the state court9.17 administrator under section 549.09, subdivision 1, paragraph (c)9.18 established by the department of revenue under section 270.75. 9.19 Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 245.697, 9.20 subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 9.21 Subd. 2a. [SUBCOMMITTEE ON CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH.] The 9.22 state advisory council on mental health (the "advisory council") 9.23 must have a subcommittee on children's mental health. The 9.24 subcommittee must make recommendations to the advisory council 9.25 on policies, laws, regulations, and services relating to 9.26 children's mental health. Members of the subcommittee must 9.27 include: 9.28 (1) the commissioners or designees of the commissioners of 9.29 the departments of human services, health, children, families, 9.30 and learning, state planning, finance,and corrections; 9.31 (2) the commissioner of commerce or a designee of the 9.32 commissioner who is knowledgeable about medical insurance 9.33 issues; 9.34 (3) at least one representative of an advocacy group for 9.35 children with emotional disturbances; 9.36 (4) providers of children's mental health services, 10.1 including at least one provider of services to preadolescent 10.2 children, one provider of services to adolescents, and one 10.3 hospital-based provider; 10.4 (5) parents of children who have emotional disturbances; 10.5 (6) a present or former consumer of adolescent mental 10.6 health services; 10.7 (7) educators currently working with emotionally disturbed 10.8 children; 10.9 (8) people knowledgeable about the needs of emotionally 10.10 disturbed children of minority races and cultures; 10.11 (9) people experienced in working with emotionally 10.12 disturbed children who have committed status offenses; 10.13 (10) members of the advisory council; 10.14 (11) one person from the local corrections department and 10.15 one representative of the Minnesota district judges association 10.16 juvenile committee; and 10.17 (12) county commissioners and social services agency 10.18 representatives. 10.19 The chair of the advisory council shall appoint 10.20 subcommittee members described in clauses (3) to (11) through 10.21 the process established in section 15.0597. The chair shall 10.22 appoint members to ensure a geographical balance on the 10.23 subcommittee. Terms, compensation, removal, and filling of 10.24 vacancies are governed by subdivision 1, except that terms of 10.25 subcommittee members who are also members of the advisory 10.26 council are coterminous with their terms on the advisory 10.27 council. The subcommittee shall meet at the call of the 10.28 subcommittee chair who is elected by the subcommittee from among 10.29 its members. The subcommittee expires with the expiration of 10.30 the advisory council. 10.31 Sec. 18. [CARRYFORWARD.] 10.32 Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, or 10.33 other law to the contrary, funds encumbered by the judicial or 10.34 executive branch for severance costs, unemployment compensation 10.35 costs, and health, dental, and life insurance continuation costs 10.36 resulting from state employee layoffs during the fiscal year 11.1 ending June 30, 2003, may be carried forward and may be spent 11.2 until January 1, 2004. 11.3 Sec. 19. [REPEALER.] 11.4 Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 16A.06, subdivision 10; 11.5 16A.131, subdivision 1; 16D.03, subdivision 3; and 16D.09, 11.6 subdivision 2, are repealed. 11.7 Sec. 20. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 11.8 This article is effective July 1, 2003. 11.9 ARTICLE 2 11.10 TRANSFER OF STATE TREASURER DUTIES 11.11 Section 1. [TRANSFER.] 11.12 All powers, responsibilities, and duties of the state 11.13 treasurer are transferred to the commissioner of finance under 11.14 Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039, except as otherwise 11.15 prescribed in this act and Laws 1998, chapter 387, and except 11.16 that Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039, subdivision 7, does not 11.17 apply to the state treasurer or deputy state treasurer. 11.18 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 7.26, is amended 11.19 to read: 11.20 7.26 [DELIVERY OF DUPLICATES; BOND.] 11.21 Such duplicate obligation when executed shall be delivered 11.22 by the state treasurercommissioner of finance to the owner of 11.23 the original obligation, the owner's guardian, or the 11.24 representative of the owner's estate; provided, such owner, 11.25 guardian, or representative shall first file with the state11.26 treasurercommissioner a bond in the full amount of such 11.27 obligation and unpaid interest to maturity, with sufficient 11.28 sureties, approved by the same authority as state depository 11.29 bonds, indemnifying the state against any loss thereon by reason 11.30 of the existence of the original obligation or any coupon 11.31 thereto attached, unless such bond is waived as hereinafter 11.32 provided; and, provided, such owner, guardian, or representative 11.33 shall furnish satisfactory proof to the state treasurer11.34 commissioner that such original obligation and coupons have not 11.35 been found or presented for payment up to the time of such 11.36 delivery; and, if any thereof have been found or presented, 12.1 duplicates shall be delivered only of such as have not been 12.2 found or presented. A record of the issuance and delivery of 12.3 each duplicate obligation and attached coupons shall be made by 12.4 the state treasurer and forthwith reported by the treasurer to12.5 thecommissioner of finance, who shall also make a record of the12.6 same. Such duplicate obligations and coupons, when issued and 12.7 delivered as hereinbefore provided shall have the same force and 12.8 effect as the originals. 12.9 Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.27, 12.10 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 12.11 Subd. 5. [CHARGES, COMPENSATING BALANCES.] The 12.12 commissioner may , after consulting with the state treasurer,12.13 agree that the treasurer maypay a depository a reasonable 12.14 charge from appropriated money, maintain appropriate 12.15 compensating balances with the depository, or purchase 12.16 non-interest-bearing certificates of deposit from the depository 12.17 for performing depository related services. 12.18 Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.626, is 12.19 amended to read: 12.20 16A.626 [ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS.] 12.21 (a) For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this 12.22 paragraph have the meaning given them. "Agency" means a state 12.23 officer, employee, board, commission, authority, department, 12.24 entity, or organization of the executive branch of state 12.25 government. "Government services transaction" means the conduct 12.26 of business between an agency and an individual or business 12.27 entity where the individual or business entity is paying a 12.28 license or permit fee or tax or purchasing goods or services. 12.29 (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rule, or 12.30 regulation to the contrary, an agency may accept credit cards, 12.31 charge cards, debit cards, or other method of electronic funds 12.32 transfer for payment in government services transactions, 12.33 including electronic transactions. 12.34 (c) The commissioner of finance , in consultation with the12.35 state treasurer,shall contract with one or more entities for 12.36 the purpose of enabling agencies to accept and process credit 13.1 cards and other electronic financial transactions. All agencies 13.2 shall process their credit card and other electronic financial 13.3 transactions through the contracts negotiated by the 13.4 commissioner of finance, unless the commissioner of finance 13.5 grants a waiver allowing an agency to negotiate its own contract 13.6 with an entity. These contracts must be approved by the 13.7 commissioner of finance. 13.8 (d) Agencies that accept credit cards, charge cards, debit 13.9 cards, or other method of electronic funds transfer for payment 13.10 may impose a convenience fee to be added to each transaction, 13.11 except that the department of revenue shall not impose a fee 13.12 under this section on any payment of tax that is required by law 13.13 or rule to be made by electronic funds transfer. The total 13.14 amount of such convenience fee must be equal to the transaction 13.15 fee charged by a processing contractor for such credit services 13.16 during the most recent collection period. An agency imposing a 13.17 convenience fee must notify the person using the credit services 13.18 of the fee before the transaction is processed. Fees collected 13.19 under this section are appropriated to the agency collecting the 13.20 fee for purposes of paying the processing contractor. 13.21 (e) A convenience fee imposed by an agency under this 13.22 section is in addition to any tax, fee, charge, or cost 13.23 otherwise imposed for a license, permit, tax, service, or good 13.24 provided by the agency. 13.25 (f) Credit card, charge card, debit card, or other method 13.26 of electronic funds transfer account numbers are nonpublic data 13.27 not on individuals as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 9, 13.28 or private data on individuals as defined in section 13.02, 13.29 subdivision 12. 13.30 Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 35.08, is amended 13.31 to read: 13.32 35.08 [KILLING OF DISEASED ANIMALS.] 13.33 If the board decides upon the killing of an animal affected 13.34 with tuberculosis, paratuberculosis, or brucellosis, it shall 13.35 notify the animal's owner or keeper of the decision. If the 13.36 board, through its executive director, orders that an animal may 14.1 be transported for immediate slaughter to any abattoir where the 14.2 meat inspection division of the United States Department of 14.3 Agriculture maintains inspection, or where the animal and plant 14.4 health inspection service of the United States Department of 14.5 Agriculture or the board establishes field postmortem 14.6 inspection, the owner must receive the value of the net salvage 14.7 of the carcass. 14.8 Before the animal is removed from the premises of the 14.9 owner, the representative or authorized agent of the board must 14.10 agree with the owner in writing as to the value of the animal. 14.11 In the absence of an agreement, three competent, disinterested 14.12 persons, one appointed by the board, one by the owner, and a 14.13 third by the first two, shall appraise the animal at its full 14.14 replacement cost taking into consideration the purpose and use 14.15 of the animal. 14.16 The appraisement made under this section must be in 14.17 writing, signed by the appraisers, and certified by the board to 14.18 the commissioner of finance, who shall draw a warrant on the14.19 state treasurerfor the amount due the owner. 14.20 Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 35.09, 14.21 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 14.22 Subd. 3. [EMERGENCIES.] (a) When it is determined by the 14.23 board that it is necessary to eradicate any dangerous, 14.24 infectious, communicable disease among domestic animals in the 14.25 state, the presence of which constitutes an emergency declared 14.26 by resolution of the board, order of the governor, or by the 14.27 United States Department of Agriculture, the board may take 14.28 reasonable and necessary steps to suppress and eradicate the 14.29 disease. The board may cooperate with the animal and plant 14.30 health inspection service of the United States Department of 14.31 Agriculture, federally recognized Indian tribes, state or local 14.32 government agencies, or any other private or public entity in 14.33 the suppression and eradication of the disease. 14.34 (b) When an emergency has been declared, the board may 14.35 appraise and destroy animals affected with, or which have been 14.36 exposed to the disease, or which are highly susceptible to 15.1 exposure to the disease because of proximity to diseased 15.2 animals, appraise and destroy personal property in order to 15.3 remove the infection and complete the cleaning and disinfection 15.4 of the premises, temporarily commandeer real property under 15.5 paragraph (c) for the purpose of disposing of animals, and do 15.6 any act and incur any other expense reasonably necessary to 15.7 suppress the disease. 15.8 (c) The governor, at the request of the board, may 15.9 temporarily commandeer agricultural or other suitable 15.10 nonresidential land under the provisions of chapter 12 to be 15.11 used for disposal of the destroyed animals when an emergency has 15.12 been declared by the governor under section 35.0661 and the 15.13 board determines that: 15.14 (1) the owner of destroyed animals lacks sufficient land to 15.15 properly dispose of the animals; 15.16 (2) the animals cannot be transported to other sites; 15.17 (3) no landowner within the appropriate area will consent 15.18 to voluntarily provide land for animal disposal; 15.19 (4) time pressures prevent formal condemnation procedures; 15.20 and 15.21 (5) other means of animal disposal are either impractical 15.22 or contrary to good disease control practices. 15.23 After the land has been used for animal disposal, possession 15.24 shall return to the owner or occupant. Damages resulting from 15.25 the temporary taking shall be paid in the same amount and manner 15.26 as if the land had been temporarily condemned for other public 15.27 purposes. 15.28 (d) The board may accept, on behalf of the state, the rules 15.29 adopted by the animal and plant health inspection service of the 15.30 United States Department of Agriculture pertaining to the 15.31 disease, authorized under an act of Congress, or the portion of 15.32 the regulations deemed necessary, suitable, or applicable, and 15.33 cooperate with the animal and plant health inspection service of 15.34 the United States Department of Agriculture, in the enforcement 15.35 of those rules. Alternatively, the board may follow the 15.36 procedure only as to quarantine, inspection, condemnation, 16.1 appraisal, compensation, destruction, burial of animals, 16.2 disinfection, or other acts the board considers reasonably 16.3 necessary for the suppression of the disease, as agreed upon and 16.4 adopted by the board and representatives or authorized agents of 16.5 the animal and plant health inspection service of the United 16.6 States Department of Agriculture. 16.7 (e) For the purpose of compensation under paragraph (f), 16.8 appraisals of animals or personal property destroyed in order to 16.9 remove the infection and complete the cleaning and disinfection 16.10 of premises where the animals are found, must be made by an 16.11 appraisal board consisting of a representative of the board, a 16.12 representative of the animal and plant health inspection service 16.13 of the United States Department of Agriculture, and the owner of 16.14 the animals or the owner's representative. Notwithstanding any 16.15 law to the contrary, when, in the judgment of the board, 16.16 physical appraisal of the animals to be killed or personal 16.17 property to be destroyed poses a disease threat, appraisals may 16.18 be conducted after the animals are killed based on documents, 16.19 testimony, or other relevant evidence. Appraisals must be in 16.20 writing and signed by the appraisers, and must be made at the 16.21 true market value of all animals and personal property 16.22 appraised, unless otherwise provided by applicable federal law 16.23 or regulation when compensation is paid by federal funds. 16.24 (f) Upon destruction of animals or personal property, or 16.25 temporary commandeering of real property, and burial or other 16.26 disposition of the carcasses of the animals in accordance with 16.27 the law and rules of the board and the animal and plant health 16.28 inspection service of the United States Department of 16.29 Agriculture, and the completion of the cleaning and disinfection 16.30 of the premises, the board shall certify the appraisal or the 16.31 condemnation award to the commissioner of finance, who shall 16.32 draw a warrant on the state treasurerfor the proper amount 16.33 payable to the owner, excluding any compensation received by the 16.34 owner from other sources, from appropriations made available for 16.35 this purpose. 16.36 (g) No entity of any kind may begin or proceed with any 17.1 proceeding to collect a debt from the owner of animals or 17.2 personal property destroyed under this subdivision, until the 17.3 owner has received compensation under paragraph (d). For 17.4 purposes of this paragraph, "proceeding to collect a debt" 17.5 includes foreclosure, repossession, garnishment, levy, contract 17.6 for deed cancellation, an action to obtain a court judgment, a 17.7 proceeding to collect real estate taxes or special assessments, 17.8 eviction, and any other in-court and out-of-court proceedings to 17.9 collect a debt. The term does not include sending bills or 17.10 other routine communications to the owner. If an entity refuses 17.11 to comply with this paragraph after being informed that the 17.12 owner qualifies for relief under this paragraph, the owner may 17.13 apply to the district court in the county in which the owner 17.14 resides for a court order directing the entity to comply with 17.15 this paragraph and to reimburse the owner for reasonable 17.16 attorney fees incurred in obtaining the court order. This 17.17 paragraph does not affect the validity of a mortgage 17.18 foreclosure, contract for deed cancellation or other proceeding 17.19 involving the title to real property, unless the owner records 17.20 in the office of the county recorder, or files in the office of 17.21 the registrar of titles, prior to completion of the proceeding 17.22 to collect a debt, a certified copy of a court order, which 17.23 includes a legal description of the property, determining that 17.24 the owner qualifies for relief under this paragraph. For 17.25 purposes of proceedings involving title to real property, the 17.26 court order must provide that it expires 90 days after the court 17.27 order was applied for, unless the court extends the court order 17.28 prior to that date for good cause shown. A certified copy of 17.29 any extension of the court order must be recorded or filed in 17.30 order to affect the validity of a proceeding affecting the title 17.31 to real property. For purposes of this paragraph, "completion 17.32 of a proceeding to collect a debt" means, in the case of a 17.33 mortgage foreclosure under chapter 580 or 581 or of a 17.34 foreclosure of any other lien on real property, the filing or 17.35 recording of the sheriff's certificate of sale; and, in the case 17.36 of a contract for deed cancellation under section 559.21, the 18.1 end of the cancellation period provided in that section. 18.2 Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 49.24, 18.3 subdivision 13, is amended to read: 18.4 Subd. 13. [DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED DIVIDENDS.] Upon the 18.5 liquidation of any financial institution liquidated by the 18.6 commissioner as statutory liquidator, if any dividends or other 18.7 moneys set apart for the payment of claims remain unpaid, and 18.8 the places of residence of the owners thereof are unknown to the 18.9 commissioner, the commissioner may pay same into the state 18.10 treasury as hereinafter provided. Whenever the commissioner 18.11 shall be satisfied that the process of liquidation should not be 18.12 further continued the commissioner may make and certify 18.13 triplicate lists of any such unclaimed dividends or other 18.14 moneys, specifying the name of each owner, the amount due , and 18.15 the last known address. Upon one of such lists, to be retained 18.16 by the commissioner shall be endorsed the commissioner's order 18.17 that such unclaimed moneys be forthwith deposited in the state 18.18 treasury. When so deposited, one of said lists shall be 18.19 delivered to the state treasurer and another to thecommissioner 18.20 of finance and the commissioner shall retain in the 18.21 commissioner's office such records and proofs concerning said 18.22 claims as the commissioner may have, which shall thereafter 18.23 remain on file in the office. The treasurercommissioner of 18.24 finance shall execute upon the list retained by the commissioner 18.25 a receipt for such money, which shall operate as a full 18.26 discharge of the commissioner on account of such claims. At any 18.27 time within six years after such receipt, but not afterward, the 18.28 claimant may apply to the commissioner for the amount so 18.29 deposited for the claimant's benefit, and upon proof 18.30 satisfactory to the governor, the attorney general and the 18.31 commissioner, or to a majority of them, they shall give an order 18.32 to the commissioner of finance to issue a warrant upon the18.33 treasurerfor such amount, and such warrant shall thereupon be 18.34 issued. If no such claim be presented within six years, the 18.35 commissioner shall so note upon the commissioner's copy of said 18.36 list and certify the fact to the commissioner of finance and19.1 treasurerwho shall make like entries upon the commissioner of 19.2 finance's corresponding lists in their hands; and all further 19.3 claims to said money shall be barred. Provided, that the state19.4 treasurercommissioner of finance shall transfer to the 19.5 commissioner of commerce's liquidation fund created by this 19.6 section not to exceed 50 percent of the amount so turned over by 19.7 the commissioner, to be used to partially defray expenses in 19.8 connection with the liquidation of closed banks and the conduct 19.9 of the liquidation division, in such amounts and at such times 19.10 as the commissioner shall request. 19.11 There is hereby appropriated to the persons entitled to 19.12 such amounts, from such moneys in the state treasury not 19.13 otherwise appropriated, an amount sufficient to make such 19.14 payment. 19.15 Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 49.24, 19.16 subdivision 16, is amended to read: 19.17 Subd. 16. [TRANSFERS TO LIQUIDATION FUND.] The following 19.18 moneys shall be transferred to and deposited in the commissioner 19.19 of commerce's liquidation fund: 19.20 (1) All moneys paid to the state treasurercommissioner of 19.21 finance by the commissioner out of funds of any financial 19.22 institution in the commissioner's hands as reimbursement for 19.23 services and expenses pursuant to the provisions of subdivision 19.24 7. 19.25 (2) All moneys in the possession of the commissioner set 19.26 aside for the purpose of meeting unforeseen and contingent 19.27 expenses incident to the liquidation of closed financial 19.28 institutions, which funds have been or shall be hereafter 19.29 established by withholding portions of final liquidating 19.30 dividends in such cases. 19.31 (3) All moneys which the commissioner shall request the 19.32 state treasurercommissioner of finance to transfer to such fund 19.33 pursuant to the provisions of subdivision 13. 19.34 (4) All moneys in the possession of the commissioner now 19.35 carried on the commissioner's books in "stamp account," 19.36 "suspense account," and "unclaimed deposit account." 20.1 (5) All moneys in the possession of the commissioner which 20.2 the commissioner may be authorized by order of any district 20.3 court having jurisdiction of any liquidation proceedings to 20.4 transfer to such fund, or to use for any of the purposes for 20.5 which the fund is established. 20.6 (6) All moneys in the possession of the commissioner 20.7 carried on the commissioner's books in the "unclaimed bonds 20.8 account." At any time within one year after the effective date20.9 of Laws 1945, chapter 128, or withinsix years after any bond 20.10 the proceeds of the sale of which constitute a portion of the 20.11 moneys in this paragraph referred to came into the possession of 20.12 the commissioner as liquidator of any financial institution, 20.13 whichever is later,any claimant thereto may apply to the 20.14 commissioner for the proceeds of the sale of such bond, and, 20.15 upon proof satisfactory to the governor, the attorney general, 20.16 and the commissioner, or a majority of them, they shall give an 20.17 order to the commissioner of finance to issue a warrant upon the20.18 treasurerfor such amount, without interest, and such warrant 20.19 shall thereupon be issued and the amount thereof paid out of the 20.20 commissioner of commerce's liquidation fund. If no such claim 20.21 be presented within such period, all further claims to the 20.22 proceeds of any such bond shall be barred. 20.23 (7) All sums which the commissioner may receive from the 20.24 sale of personal property of liquidated financial institutions 20.25 where the final dividend has been paid and no disposition of 20.26 said property made by any order of the court, and the proceeds 20.27 of sales of any personal property used by the liquidation 20.28 division which have been purchased with funds of financial 20.29 institutions in liquidation. 20.30 Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84A.11, is 20.31 amended to read: 20.32 84A.11 [WHEN BONDS PAID IN PART BY COUNTIES.] 20.33 A county containing a portion of the preserve may 20.34 voluntarily assume, in the manner specified in this section, the 20.35 obligation to pay a portion of the principal and interest of the 20.36 bonds issued before April 19, 1929, and remaining unpaid at 21.1 maturity, of any school district or town in the county and 21.2 wholly or partly within the preserve. The portion must bear the 21.3 same proportion to the whole of the unpaid principal and 21.4 interest as the 1928 assessed valuation of lands then acquired 21.5 by the state under sections 84A.01 to 84A.11 in that school 21.6 district or town bears to the total 1928 assessed valuation of 21.7 the school district or town. 21.8 This assumption must be evidenced by a resolution of the 21.9 county board. A copy of the resolution must be certified to the 21.10 commissioner of finance within one year after the passage of 21.11 sections 84A.01 to 84A.11. 21.12 After that time, if any bonds remain unpaid at maturity, 21.13 the county board shall, upon demand of the governing body of the 21.14 school district or town or of a bondholder, provide for the 21.15 payment of the portion assumed. The county board shall levy 21.16 general taxes on all the taxable property of the county for that 21.17 purpose, or shall issue its bonds to raise the sum needed 21.18 conforming to law respecting the issuance of county refunding 21.19 bonds. The proceeds of these taxes or bonds must be paid by the 21.20 county treasurer to the treasurers of the respective school 21.21 districts or towns. 21.22 If a county fails to adopt and certify this resolution, the 21.23 commissioner of finance shall withhold from the payments to be 21.24 made to the county, under section 84A.04, a sum equal to that 21.25 portion of the principal and interest of these outstanding bonds 21.26 that bears the same proportion to the whole principal and 21.27 interest as the 1928 assessed valuation of lands acquired by the 21.28 state within the preserve bears to the total 1928 assessed 21.29 valuation of the school district or town. The money withheld 21.30 must be set aside in the state treasury and not paid to the 21.31 county until the full principal and interest of these school 21.32 district and town bonds is paid. 21.33 If any bonds remain unpaid at maturity, upon the demand of 21.34 the governing body of the school district or town, or a 21.35 bondholder, the commissioner of finance shall issue to the 21.36 treasurer of the school district or town a warrant on the state22.1 treasurerfor that portion of the past due principal and 22.2 interest computed as in the case of the county liability 22.3 authorized to be voluntarily assumed. Money received by a 22.4 school district or town under this section must be applied to 22.5 the payment of these past due bonds and interest. 22.6 Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84A.23, 22.7 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 22.8 Subd. 4. [DRAINAGE DITCH BONDS; REPORTS.] (a) Immediately 22.9 after a project is approved and accepted and then after each 22.10 distribution of the tax collections on the June and November tax 22.11 settlements, the county auditor shall certify to the 22.12 commissioner of finance the following information relating to 22.13 bonds issued to finance or refinance public drainage ditches 22.14 wholly or partly within the projects, and the collection of 22.15 assessments levied on account of the ditches: 22.16 (1) the amount of principal and interest to become due on 22.17 the bonds before the next tax settlement and distribution; 22.18 (2) the amount of money collected from the drainage 22.19 assessments and credited to the funds of the ditches; and 22.20 (3) the amount of the deficit in the ditch fund of the 22.21 county chargeable to the ditches. 22.22 (b) On approving the certificate, the commissioner of 22.23 finance shall draw a warrant on the state treasurer, payable out 22.24 of the fund pertaining to the project, for the amount of the 22.25 deficit in favor of the county. 22.26 (c) As to public drainage ditches wholly within a project, 22.27 the amount of money paid to or for the benefit of the county 22.28 under paragraph (b) must never exceed the principal and interest 22.29 of the bonds issued to finance or refinance the ditches 22.30 outstanding at the time of the passage and approval of sections 22.31 84A.20 to 84A.30, less money on hand in the county ditch fund to 22.32 the credit of the ditches. The liabilities must be reduced from 22.33 time to time by the amount of all payments of assessments after 22.34 April 25, 1931, made by the owners of lands assessed before that 22.35 date for benefits on account of the ditches. 22.36 (d) As to public drainage ditches partly within and partly 23.1 outside a project, the amount paid from the fund pertaining to 23.2 the project to or for the benefit of the county must never 23.3 exceed a certain percentage of bonds issued to finance and 23.4 refinance the ditches so outstanding, less money on hand in the 23.5 county ditch fund to the credit of the ditches on April 25, 23.6 1931. The percentage must bear the same proportion to the whole 23.7 amount of these bonds as the original benefits assessed against 23.8 lands within the project bear to the original total benefits 23.9 assessed to the entire system of the ditches. This liability 23.10 shall be reduced from time to time by the payments of all 23.11 assessments extended after April 25, 1931, made by the owners of 23.12 lands within the project of assessments for benefits assessed 23.13 before that date on account of a ditch. 23.14 (e) The commissioner of finance may provide and prescribe 23.15 forms for reports required by sections 84A.20 to 84A.30 and 23.16 require any additional information from county officials that 23.17 the commissioner of finance considers necessary for the proper 23.18 administration of sections 84A.20 to 84A.30. 23.19 Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84A.33, 23.20 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 23.21 Subd. 4. [DITCH BONDS; FUNDS; PAYMENTS TO COUNTIES.] (a) 23.22 Upon the approval and acceptance of a project and after each 23.23 distribution of the tax collections for the June and November 23.24 tax settlements, the county auditor shall certify to the 23.25 commissioner of finance the following information about bonds 23.26 issued to finance or refinance public drainage ditches wholly or 23.27 partly within the projects, and the collection of assessments 23.28 levied for the ditches: 23.29 (1) the amount of principal and interest to become due on 23.30 the bonds before the next tax settlement and distribution; 23.31 (2) the amount of money collected from the drainage 23.32 assessments and credited to the funds of the ditches, not 23.33 already sent to the state treasurercommissioner of finance as 23.34 provided in sections 84A.31 to 84A.42; and 23.35 (3) the amount of the deficit in the ditch fund of the 23.36 county chargeable to the ditches. 24.1 (b) On approving this certificate of the county auditor, 24.2 the commissioner of finance shall draw a warrant on the state24.3 treasurer, payable out of the fund provided for in sections 24.4 84A.31 to 84A.42, and send it to the county treasurer of the 24.5 county. These funds must be credited to the proper ditch of the 24.6 county and placed in the ditch bond fund of the county, which is 24.7 created, and used only to pay the ditch bonded indebtedness of 24.8 the county assumed by the state under sections 84A.31 to 24.9 84A.42. The total amount of warrants drawn must not exceed in 24.10 any one year the total amount of the deficit provided for under 24.11 this section. 24.12 (c) The state is subrogated to all title, right, interest, 24.13 or lien of the county in or on the lands so certified within 24.14 these projects. 24.15 (d) As to public drainage ditches wholly within a project, 24.16 the amount paid to, or for the benefit of, the county under this 24.17 subdivision must never exceed the principal and interest of the 24.18 bonds issued to finance or refinance a ditch outstanding on 24.19 April 22, 1933, less money on hand in the county ditch fund to 24.20 the credit of a ditch. These liabilities must be reduced from 24.21 time to time by the amount of any payments of assessments 24.22 extended after April 22, 1933, made by the owners of lands 24.23 assessed before that date for benefits on account of the ditches. 24.24 As to public drainage ditches partly within and partly 24.25 outside a project the amount paid from the fund pertaining to 24.26 the project to or for the benefit of the county must never 24.27 exceed a certain percentage of bonds issued to finance and 24.28 refinance a ditch so outstanding, less money on hand in the 24.29 county ditch fund to the credit of a ditch on April 22, 1932. 24.30 The percentage must bear the same proportion to the whole amount 24.31 of the bonds as the original benefits assessed against these 24.32 lands within the project bear to the original total benefits 24.33 assessed to the entire system for a ditch. This liability must 24.34 be reduced from time to time by the payments of all assessments 24.35 extended after April 22, 1933, made by the owners of lands 24.36 within the project of assessments for benefits assessed before 25.1 that date on account of a ditch. 25.2 Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84A.40, is 25.3 amended to read: 25.4 84A.40 [COUNTY MAY ASSUME BONDS.] 25.5 Any county where a project or portion of it is located may 25.6 voluntarily assume, in the manner specified in this section, the 25.7 obligation to pay a portion of the principal and interest of the 25.8 bonds issued before the approval and acceptance of the project 25.9 and remaining unpaid at maturity, of any school district or town 25.10 in the county and wholly or partly within the project. The 25.11 portion must bear the same proportion to the whole of the unpaid 25.12 principal and interest as the last net tax capacity, before the 25.13 acceptance of the project, of lands then acquired by the state 25.14 under sections 84A.31 to 84A.42 in the school districts or towns 25.15 bears to the total net tax capacity for the same year of the 25.16 school district or town. This assumption must be evidenced by a 25.17 resolution of the county board of the county. A copy of the 25.18 resolution must be certified to the commissioner of finance 25.19 within one year after the acceptance of the project. 25.20 Later, if any of the bonds remains unpaid at maturity, the 25.21 county board shall, upon demand of the governing body of the 25.22 school district or town or of a bondholder, provide for the 25.23 payment of the portion assumed. The county shall levy general 25.24 taxes on all the taxable property of the county for that 25.25 purpose, or issue its bonds to raise the sum needed, conforming 25.26 to law respecting the issuance of county refunding bonds. The 25.27 proceeds of taxes or bonds must be paid by the county treasurer 25.28 to the treasurer of the school district or town. No payments 25.29 shall be made by the county to the school district or town until 25.30 the money in the treasury of the school district or town, 25.31 together with the money to be paid by the county, is sufficient 25.32 to pay in full each of the bonds as it becomes due. 25.33 If a county fails to adopt and certify the resolution, the 25.34 commissioner of finance shall withhold from the payments to be 25.35 made to the county under section 84A.32 a sum equal to that 25.36 portion of the principal and interest of the outstanding bonds 26.1 that bears the same proportion to the whole of the bonds as the 26.2 above determined net tax capacity of lands acquired by the state 26.3 within the project bears to the total net tax capacity for the 26.4 same year of the school district or town. Money withheld from 26.5 the county must be set aside in the state treasury and not paid 26.6 to the county until the full principal and interest of the 26.7 school district and town bonds have been paid. 26.8 If any bonds remain unpaid at maturity, upon the demand of 26.9 the governing body of the school district or town, or a 26.10 bondholder, the commissioner of finance shall issue to the 26.11 treasurer of the school district or town a warrant on the state26.12 treasurerfor that portion of the past due principal and 26.13 interest computed as in the case of the county's liability 26.14 authorized in this section to be voluntarily assumed. Money 26.15 received by a school district or town under this section must be 26.16 applied to the payment of past-due bonds and interest. 26.17 Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 85A.05, 26.18 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 26.19 Subd. 2. [ISSUANCE OF BONDS.] Upon request by resolution 26.20 of the Minnesota zoological board and upon authorization as 26.21 provided in subdivision 1 the commissioner of finance shall sell 26.22 and issue Minnesota zoological garden bonds in the aggregate 26.23 amount requested, upon sealed bids and upon such notice, at such 26.24 price, in such form and denominations, bearing interest at such 26.25 rate or rates, maturing in such amounts and on such dates, 26.26 without option of prepayment or subject to prepayment upon such 26.27 notice and at such times and prices, payable at such bank or 26.28 banks within or outside the state, with such provisions for 26.29 registration, conversion, and exchange and for the issuance of 26.30 notes in anticipation of the sale or delivery of definitive 26.31 bonds, and in accordance with such further rules, as the 26.32 commissioner of finance shall determine, subject to the approval 26.33 of the attorney general, but not subject to chapter 14, 26.34 including section 14.386. The bonds shall be executed by the 26.35 commissioner of finance and attested by the state treasurer26.36 under theirofficial sealsseal. The signatures of the officers27.1 signature on the bonds and any appurtenant interest coupons and 27.2 their sealsthe seal may be printed, lithographed, engraved, or 27.3 stamped thereon, except that each bond shall be authenticated by 27.4 the manual signature on its face of one of the officersthe 27.5 commissioner of finance or of an officer of a bank designated by 27.6 them as authenticating agent. The commissioner of finance shall 27.7 ascertain and certify to the purchasers of the bonds the 27.8 performance and existence of all acts, conditions, and things 27.9 necessary to make them valid and binding general obligations of 27.10 the state of Minnesota, subject to the approval of the attorney 27.11 general. 27.12 Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.53, is 27.13 amended to read: 27.14 94.53 [WARRANT TO COUNTY TREASURERS; FEDERAL LOANS TO 27.15 COUNTIES.] 27.16 It shall be the duty of the commissioner of finance to 27.17 transmit warrants on the state treasury to the county treasurers 27.18 of the respective counties for the sum that may be due in 27.19 accordance with sections 94.52 to 94.54, which sum or sums are 27.20 hereby appropriated out of the state treasury from the amounts 27.21 received from the United States government pursuant to the 27.22 aforesaid act of Congress. The commissioner of finance, upon 27.23 being notified by the federal government or any agencies thereof 27.24 that a loan has been made to any such county the repayment of 27.25 which is to be made from such fund, is authorized to transmit a 27.26 warrant or warrants on the state treasurerto the federal 27.27 government or any agency thereof sufficient to repay such loan 27.28 out of any money apportioned or due to such county under the 27.29 provisions of such act of Congress, approved May 23, 1908 27.30 (Statutes at Large, volume 35, page 260). 27.31 Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 115A.58, 27.32 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 27.33 Subd. 2. [ISSUANCE OF BONDS.] Upon request by the director 27.34 and upon authorization as provided in subdivision 1, the 27.35 commissioner of finance shall sell Minnesota state waste 27.36 management bonds. The bonds shall be in the aggregate amount 28.1 requested, and sold upon sealed bids upon the notice, at the 28.2 price in the form and denominations, bearing interest at the 28.3 rate or rates, maturing in the amounts and on the dates (with or 28.4 without option of prepayment upon notice and at specified times 28.5 and prices), payable at a bank or banks within or outside the 28.6 state (with provisions, if any, for registration, conversion, 28.7 and exchange and for the issuance of temporary bonds or notes in 28.8 anticipation of the sale or delivery of definitive bonds), and 28.9 in accordance with further provisions as the commissioner of 28.10 finance shall determine, subject to the approval of the attorney 28.11 general, but not subject to chapter 14, including section 28.12 14.386. The bonds shall be executed by the commissioner of 28.13 finance and attested by the state treasurerunder theirofficial 28.14 sealsseal. The signatures of the officerssignature on the 28.15 bonds and any interest coupons and their sealsthe seal may be 28.16 printed, lithographed, engraved, stamped, or otherwise 28.17 reproduced thereon, except that each bond shall be authenticated 28.18 by the manual signature on its face of one of the officersthe 28.19 commissioner of finance or of an authorized representative of a 28.20 bank designated by the commissioner of finance as registrar or 28.21 other authenticating agent. The commissioner of finance shall 28.22 ascertain and certify to the purchasers of the bonds the 28.23 performance and existence of all acts, conditions, and things 28.24 necessary to make them valid and binding general obligations of 28.25 the state of Minnesota, subject to the approval of the attorney 28.26 general. 28.27 Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 116.16, 28.28 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 28.29 Subd. 4. [DISBURSEMENTS.] Disbursements for the water 28.30 pollution control program shall be made by the state treasurer28.31 upon order of thecommissioner of finance at the times and in 28.32 the amounts requested by the agency or the Minnesota public 28.33 facilities authority in accordance with the applicable state and 28.34 federal law governing such disbursements; except that no 28.35 appropriation or loan of state funds for any project shall be 28.36 disbursed to any municipality until and unless the agency has by 29.1 resolution determined the total estimated cost of the project, 29.2 and ascertained that financing of the project is assured by: 29.3 (1) a grant to the municipality by an agency of the federal 29.4 government within the amount of funds then appropriated to that 29.5 agency and allocated by it to projects within the state; or 29.6 (2) a grant of funds appropriated by state law; or 29.7 (3) a loan authorized by state law; or 29.8 (4) the appropriation of proceeds of bonds or other funds 29.9 of the municipality to a fund for the construction of the 29.10 project; or 29.11 (5) any or all of the means referred to in clauses (1) to 29.12 (4); and 29.13 (6) an irrevocable undertaking, by resolution of the 29.14 governing body of the municipality, to use all funds so made 29.15 available exclusively for the construction of the project, and 29.16 to pay any additional amount by which the cost of the project 29.17 exceeds the estimate, by the appropriation to the construction 29.18 fund of additional municipal funds or the proceeds of additional 29.19 bonds to be issued by the municipality; and 29.20 (7) conformity of the project and of the loan or grant 29.21 application with the state water pollution control plan as 29.22 certified to the federal government and with all other 29.23 conditions under applicable state and federal law for a grant of 29.24 state or federal funds of the nature and in the amount involved. 29.25 Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 116.17, 29.26 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 29.27 Subd. 2. [ISSUANCE OF BONDS.] Upon request by resolution 29.28 of the agency and upon authorization as provided in subdivision 29.29 1 the commissioner of finance shall sell and issue Minnesota 29.30 state water pollution control bonds in the aggregate amount 29.31 requested, upon sealed bids and upon such notice, at such price, 29.32 in such form and denominations, bearing interest at a rate or 29.33 rates, maturing in amounts and on dates, with or without option 29.34 of prepayment upon notice and at specified times and prices, 29.35 payable at a bank or banks within or outside the state, with 29.36 provisions, if any, for registration, conversion, and exchange 30.1 and for the issuance of temporary bonds or notes in anticipation 30.2 of the sale or delivery of definitive bonds, and in accordance 30.3 with further provisions, as the commissioner of finance shall 30.4 determine, subject to the approval of the attorney general, but 30.5 not subject to chapter 14, including section 14.386. The bonds 30.6 shall be executed by the commissioner of finance and attested by30.7 the state treasurerunder theirofficial sealsseal. The 30.8 signaturessignature of the officerscommissioner on the bonds 30.9 and any appurtenant interest coupons and their sealsthe seal 30.10 may be printed, lithographed, engraved, stamped, or otherwise 30.11 reproduced thereon, except that each bond shall be authenticated 30.12 by the manual signature on its face of one of the officersthe 30.13 commissioner or of an authorized representative of a bank 30.14 designated by the commissioner as registrar or other 30.15 authenticating agent. The commissioner of finance shall 30.16 ascertain and certify to the purchasers of the bonds the 30.17 performance and existence of all acts, conditions, and things 30.18 necessary to make them valid and binding general obligations of 30.19 the state of Minnesota, subject to the approval of the attorney 30.20 general. 30.21 Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 122A.21, is 30.22 amended to read: 30.23 122A.21 [TEACHERS' AND ADMINISTRATORS' LICENSES; FEES.] 30.24 Each application for the issuance, renewal, or extension of 30.25 a license to teach must be accompanied by a processing fee in an 30.26 amount set by the board of teaching by rule. Each application 30.27 for issuing, renewing, or extending the license of a school 30.28 administrator or supervisor must be accompanied by a processing 30.29 fee in the amount set by the board of teaching. The processing 30.30 fee for a teacher's license and for the licenses of supervisory 30.31 personnel must be paid to the executive secretary of the 30.32 appropriate board. The executive secretary of the board shall 30.33 deposit the fees with the state treasurer, as provided by law,30.34 and report each month to thecommissioner of finance the amount30.35 of fees collected. The fees as set by the board are 30.36 nonrefundable for applicants not qualifying for a license. 31.1 However, a fee must be refunded by the state treasurer31.2 commissioner of finance in any case in which the applicant 31.3 already holds a valid unexpired license. The board may waive or 31.4 reduce fees for applicants who apply at the same time for more 31.5 than one license. 31.6 Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 126C.72, 31.7 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 31.8 Subd. 2. [ISSUANCE AND SALE OF BONDS; COMMISSIONER OF 31.9 FINANCE.] Upon receipt of each such certification, subject to 31.10 authorization as provided in subdivision 4, the commissioner of 31.11 finance shall from time to time as needed issue and sell state 31.12 of Minnesota school loan bonds in the aggregate principal amount 31.13 stated in the commissioner's certificate, for the prompt and 31.14 full payment of which, with the interest thereon, the full 31.15 faith, credit, and taxing powers of the state are hereby 31.16 irrevocably pledged. The commissioner of finance shall credit 31.17 the net proceeds of the sale of the bonds to the purposes for 31.18 which they are appropriated by section 126C.66, subdivision 1. 31.19 The bonds shall be issued and sold at such price, in such 31.20 manner, in such number of series, at such times, and in such 31.21 form and denominations, shall bear such dates of issue and of 31.22 maturity, either without option of prior redemption or subject 31.23 to prepayment upon such notice and at such times and prices, 31.24 shall bear interest at such rate or rates and payable at such 31.25 intervals, shall be payable at such bank or banks within or 31.26 without the state, with such provisions for registration, 31.27 conversion, and exchange, and for the issuance of notes in 31.28 anticipation of the sale and delivery of definitive bonds, and 31.29 in accordance with such further provisions as the commissioner 31.30 of finance shall determine subject to the limitations stated in 31.31 this subdivision (but not subject to chapter 14, including 31.32 section 14.386). The maturity date must not be more than 20 31.33 years after the date of issue of any bond and the principal 31.34 amounts. The due dates must conform as near as may be with the 31.35 commissioner's estimates of dates and amounts of payments to be 31.36 received on debt service and capital loans. The bonds and any 32.1 interest coupons attached to them must be executed by the 32.2 commissioner of finance and attested by the state treasurer32.3 under theirofficial sealsseal. The signaturessignature of 32.4 these officersthe commissioner and their sealsthe seal may be 32.5 printed, lithographed, stamped, engraved, or otherwise 32.6 reproduced thereon. Each bond must be authenticated by the 32.7 manual signature on its face of one ofthe officerscommissioner 32.8 or a person authorized to sign on behalf of a bank or trust 32.9 company designated by the commissioner to act as registrar or 32.10 other authenticating agent. The commissioner of finance is 32.11 authorized and directed to ascertain and certify to purchasers 32.12 of the bonds the performance and existence of all acts, 32.13 conditions, and things necessary to make them valid and binding 32.14 general obligations of the state of Minnesota in accordance with 32.15 their terms. 32.16 Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 127A.40, is 32.17 amended to read: 32.18 127A.40 [MANNER OF PAYMENT OF STATE AIDS.] 32.19 It shall be the duty of the commissioner to deliver to the 32.20 commissioner of finance a certificate for each district entitled 32.21 to receive state aid under the provisions of this chapter. Upon 32.22 the receipt of such certificate, it shall be the duty of the 32.23 commissioner of finance to draw a warrant upon the state32.24 treasurerin favor of the district for the amount shown by each 32.25 certificate to be due to the district. The commissioner of 32.26 finance shall transmit such warrants to the district together 32.27 with a copy of the certificate prepared by the commissioner. 32.28 Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 161.05, 32.29 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 32.30 Subd. 3. [CERTIFICATE.] Before the state treasurer32.31 commissioner of finance shall make any such loan, the 32.32 commissioner shall file with the commissioner of finance and the32.33 state treasurera certificate showing the amount of 32.34 disbursements from the trunk highway fund which are to be repaid 32.35 to the state by the federal government. 32.36 Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 161.07, is 33.1 amended to read: 33.2 161.07 [MANNER OF PAYMENTS.] 33.3 Subdivision 1. [ABSTRACT FOR PAYMENT.] In all cases of 33.4 payments to be made as herein authorized by the commissioner out 33.5 of the trunk highway fund, the same shall be made in the 33.6 following manner. The commissioner shall furnish verified 33.7 abstracts of the same, prepared in triplicateduplicate, one of 33.8 which shall be delivered to the commissioner of finance , one to33.9 the state treasurer,and one to be retained by the commissioner 33.10 of transportation. The abstract shall contain the name, 33.11 residence, and the amount due each claimant and designate the 33.12 contract or purpose for which the payment is made. 33.13 Subd. 2. [PAYMENT.] The copy of the abstracts delivered to 33.14 the commissioner of finance shall be accompanied by the original 33.15 voucher or vouchers, together with the proof of claim for each 33.16 item included in such abstracts. If there be sufficient money 33.17 in the proper fund, the commissioner of finance shall issue a 33.18 warrant upon the state treasurerfor the gross amount shown by 33.19 such abstract. The state treasurercommissioner of finance 33.20 shall deliver checks to the several persons entitled thereto as 33.21 shown by such abstracts, and shall preserve in the treasurer's33.22 commissioner's office a record of each check and remittance 33.23 showing the date of each issue, the name of the payee, and any 33.24 other facts tending to evidence its payment. 33.25 Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 167.50, 33.26 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 33.27 Subd. 2. [ISSUANCE AND SALE.] The bonds shall be issued 33.28 and sold upon competitive bids after published notice. The 33.29 bonds shall be issued and sold at the times and prices (not less 33.30 than par and accrued interest), in the form and denominations, 33.31 bearing interest at the rate or rates, maturing on dates, with 33.32 or without option of prior redemption upon notice and at 33.33 specified times and prices, payable at a bank or banks, within 33.34 or without the state, with provisions for registration, 33.35 conversion, and exchange and for the issuance of temporary bonds 33.36 or notes in anticipation of the sale and delivery of definitive 34.1 bonds, and in accordance with such further provisions, as the 34.2 commissioner of finance may determine, subject to the approval 34.3 of the attorney general (but not subject to the provisions of 34.4 chapter 14, including 14.386). Each bond shall mature within 20 34.5 years from its date of issue and shall be executed by the 34.6 commissioner of finance and attested by the state treasurer34.7 under theirofficial sealsseal. The signaturessignature of 34.8 these officersthe commissioner on the face of and any interest 34.9 coupons appurtenant to any bond, and their sealsthe seal may be 34.10 printed, lithographed, stamped, engraved, or otherwise 34.11 reproduced thereon, provided that the signature of one of the 34.12 officers, or of an authorized representative of a corporate 34.13 registrar or other agent designated by the commissioner of 34.14 finance to authenticate the bonds, shall be manually subscribed 34.15 on the face of each bond. 34.16 Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 174.51, 34.17 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 34.18 Subd. 2. [SALE; GENERAL OBLIGATIONS.] The bonds shall be 34.19 sold upon sealed bids and upon notice, at a price, in form and 34.20 denominations, bearing interest at a rate or rates, maturing in 34.21 amounts and on dates, without option of prior redemption or 34.22 subject to prepayment upon notice and at times and prices, 34.23 payable at a bank or banks within or outside the state, with or 34.24 without provisions for registration, conversion, exchange, and 34.25 issuance of temporary bonds or notes in anticipation of the sale 34.26 or delivery of definitive bonds, and in accordance with further 34.27 provisions, as the commissioner of finance shall determine 34.28 subject to the approval of the attorney general, but not subject 34.29 to the provisions of chapter 14, including section 14.386. Each 34.30 bond shall mature within 20 years from its date of issue and 34.31 shall be executed by the commissioner of finance and attested by34.32 the state treasurerunder theirofficial sealsseal. The 34.33 signaturessignature on the bonds and on any interest coupons 34.34 and the sealsseal may be printed or otherwise reproduced, 34.35 except that each bond shall be authenticated by the manual 34.36 signature on its face of one of the officersthe commissioner of 35.1 finance or of a person authorized to sign on behalf of a bank 35.2 designated by the commissioner of financeas registrar or other 35.3 authenticating agent. The commissioner of finance shall 35.4 ascertain and certify to the purchasers of the bonds the 35.5 performance and existence of all acts, conditions, and things 35.6 necessary to make them valid and binding general obligations of 35.7 the state of Minnesota, subject to the approval of the attorney 35.8 general. 35.9 Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 176.181, 35.10 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 35.11 Subd. 2. [COMPULSORY INSURANCE; SELF-INSURERS.] (1) Every 35.12 employer, except the state and its municipal subdivisions, 35.13 liable under this chapter to pay compensation shall insure 35.14 payment of compensation with some insurance carrier authorized 35.15 to insure workers' compensation liability in this state, or 35.16 obtain a written order from the commissioner of commerce 35.17 exempting the employer from insuring liability for compensation 35.18 and permitting self-insurance of the liability. The terms, 35.19 conditions and requirements governing self-insurance shall be 35.20 established by the commissioner pursuant to chapter 14. The 35.21 commissioner of commerce shall also adopt, pursuant to clause 35.22 (2)(c), rules permitting two or more employers, whether or not 35.23 they are in the same industry, to enter into agreements to pool 35.24 their liabilities under this chapter for the purpose of 35.25 qualifying as group self-insurers. With the approval of the 35.26 commissioner of commerce, any employer may exclude medical, 35.27 chiropractic and hospital benefits as required by this chapter. 35.28 An employer conducting distinct operations at different 35.29 locations may either insure or self-insure the other portion of 35.30 operations as a distinct and separate risk. An employer 35.31 desiring to be exempted from insuring liability for compensation 35.32 shall make application to the commissioner of commerce, showing 35.33 financial ability to pay the compensation, whereupon by written 35.34 order the commissioner of commerce, on deeming it proper, may 35.35 make an exemption. An employer may establish financial ability 35.36 to pay compensation by providing financial statements of the 36.1 employer to the commissioner of commerce. Upon ten days' 36.2 written notice the commissioner of commerce may revoke the order 36.3 granting an exemption, in which event the employer shall 36.4 immediately insure the liability. As a condition for the 36.5 granting of an exemption the commissioner of commerce may 36.6 require the employer to furnish security the commissioner of 36.7 commerce considers sufficient to insure payment of all claims 36.8 under this chapter, consistent with subdivision 2b. If the 36.9 required security is in the form of currency or negotiable 36.10 bonds, the commissioner of commerce shall deposit it with the 36.11 state treasurercommissioner of finance. In the event of any 36.12 default upon the part of a self-insurer to abide by any final 36.13 order or decision of the commissioner of labor and industry 36.14 directing and awarding payment of compensation and benefits to 36.15 any employee or the dependents of any deceased employee, then 36.16 upon at least ten days' notice to the self-insurer, the 36.17 commissioner of commerce may by written order to the state36.18 treasurercommissioner of finance require the 36.19 treasurercommissioner of finance to sell the pledged and 36.20 assigned securities or a part thereof necessary to pay the full 36.21 amount of any such claim or award with interest thereon. This 36.22 authority to sell may be exercised from time to time to satisfy 36.23 any order or award of the commissioner of labor and industry or 36.24 any judgment obtained thereon. When securities are sold the 36.25 money obtained shall be deposited in the state treasury to the 36.26 credit of the commissioner of commerce and awards made against 36.27 any such self-insurer by the commissioner of commerce shall be 36.28 paid to the persons entitled thereto by the state treasurer36.29 commissioner of finance upon warrants prepared by the 36.30 commissioner of commerce and approved by the commissioner of36.31 financeout of the proceeds of the sale of securities. Where 36.32 the security is in the form of a surety bond or personal 36.33 guaranty the commissioner of commerce, at any time, upon at 36.34 least ten days' notice and opportunity to be heard, may require 36.35 the surety to pay the amount of the award, the payments to be 36.36 enforced in like manner as the award may be enforced. 37.1 (2)(a) No association, corporation, partnership, sole 37.2 proprietorship, trust or other business entity shall provide 37.3 services in the design, establishment or administration of a 37.4 group self-insurance plan under rules adopted pursuant to this 37.5 subdivision unless it is licensed, or exempt from licensure, 37.6 pursuant to section 60A.23, subdivision 8, to do so by the 37.7 commissioner of commerce. An applicant for a license shall 37.8 state in writing the type of activities it seeks authorization 37.9 to engage in and the type of services it seeks authorization to 37.10 provide. The license shall be granted only when the 37.11 commissioner of commerce is satisfied that the entity possesses 37.12 the necessary organization, background, expertise, and financial 37.13 integrity to supply the services sought to be offered. The 37.14 commissioner of commerce may issue a license subject to 37.15 restrictions or limitations, including restrictions or 37.16 limitations on the type of services which may be supplied or the 37.17 activities which may be engaged in. The license is for a 37.18 two-year period. 37.19 (b) To assure that group self-insurance plans are 37.20 financially solvent, administered in a fair and capable fashion, 37.21 and able to process claims and pay benefits in a prompt, fair 37.22 and equitable manner, entities licensed to engage in such 37.23 business are subject to supervision and examination by the 37.24 commissioner of commerce. 37.25 (c) To carry out the purposes of this subdivision, the 37.26 commissioner of commerce may promulgate administrative rules 37.27 pursuant to sections 14.001 to 14.69. These rules may: 37.28 (i) establish reporting requirements for administrators of 37.29 group self-insurance plans; 37.30 (ii) establish standards and guidelines consistent with 37.31 subdivision 2b to assure the adequacy of the financing and 37.32 administration of group self-insurance plans; 37.33 (iii) establish bonding requirements or other provisions 37.34 assuring the financial integrity of entities administering group 37.35 self-insurance plans; 37.36 (iv) establish standards, including but not limited to 38.1 minimum terms of membership in self-insurance plans, as 38.2 necessary to provide stability for those plans; 38.3 (v) establish standards or guidelines governing the 38.4 formation, operation, administration, and dissolution of 38.5 self-insurance plans; and 38.6 (vi) establish other reasonable requirements to further the 38.7 purposes of this subdivision. 38.8 Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 176.581, is 38.9 amended to read: 38.10 176.581 [PAYMENT TO STATE EMPLOYEES.] 38.11 Upon a warrant prepared by the commissioner of the 38.12 department of employee relations and approved by the38.13 commissioner of finance, and in accordance with the terms of the 38.14 order awarding compensation, the state treasurercommissioner of 38.15 finance shall pay compensation to the employee or the employee's 38.16 dependent. These payments shall be made from money appropriated 38.17 for this purpose. 38.18 Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 190.11, is 38.19 amended to read: 38.20 190.11 [CAMP GROUNDS AND MILITARY RESERVATIONS.] 38.21 The adjutant general shall have charge of the camp grounds 38.22 and military reservations of the state and shall be responsible 38.23 for the protection and safety thereof, and promulgate rules for 38.24 the maintenance of order thereon, for the enforcement of traffic 38.25 rules and for all other lawful rules as may be ordered for the 38.26 operation, care and preservation of existing facilities and 38.27 installations on all state military reservations. 38.28 The adjutant general shall keep in repair all state 38.29 buildings, and other improvements thereon, including water pipes 38.30 laid by the state on highways leading thereto and of all 38.31 military property connected with the grounds and may make such 38.32 further improvements thereon as the good of the service requires. 38.33 Private property may be acquired by condemnation, upon the 38.34 application of the adjutant general, for camp ground, rifle 38.35 range, and other military purposes. All damages, cost, and 38.36 expense incurred in condemning such property shall be paid by 39.1 the state treasurercommissioner of finance, upon certificate of 39.2 the adjutant general and warrant of the commissioner of finance, 39.3 from any unexpended balance of the military fund after meeting 39.4 the demands of the national guard. 39.5 Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 241.08, 39.6 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 39.7 Subdivision 1. The chief executive officer of each 39.8 institution under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of 39.9 corrections shall have the care and custody of all money 39.10 belonging to inmates thereof which may come into the chief 39.11 executive officer's hands, keep accurate accounts thereof, and 39.12 pay them out under rules prescribed by law under section 243.23, 39.13 subdivision 3, or by the commissioner of corrections, taking 39.14 vouchers therefor. All such money received by any officer or 39.15 employee shall be paid to the chief executive officer 39.16 forthwith. Every such executive officer, at the close of each 39.17 month, or oftener if required by the commissioner, shall forward 39.18 to the commissioner a statement of the amount of all money so 39.19 received and the names of the inmates from whom received, 39.20 accompanied by a check for the amount, payable to the state39.21 treasurercommissioner of finance. On receipt of such 39.22 statement, the commissioner shall transmit the same to the 39.23 commissioner of finance, together with such check , who shall39.24 deliver the same to the state treasurer. Upon the payment of 39.25 such check, the amount shall be credited to a fund to be known 39.26 as "Correctional Inmates Fund," for the institution from which 39.27 the same was received. All such funds shall be paid out by 39.28 the state treasurercommissioner of finance upon vouchers duly 39.29 approved by the commissioner of corrections as in other cases. 39.30 The commissioner may permit a contingent fund to remain in the 39.31 hands of the executive officer of any such institution from 39.32 which necessary expenditure may from time to time be made. 39.33 Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 241.10, is 39.34 amended to read: 39.35 241.10 [DISPOSAL OF FUNDS; CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS.] 39.36 Every officer and employee of the several institutions 40.1 under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of corrections shall 40.2 pay to the accounting officer thereof any funds in the officer's 40.3 or employee's hands belonging to the institution. Every 40.4 accounting officer, at the close of each month or oftener, shall 40.5 forward to the commissioner of corrections a statement of the 40.6 amount and sources of all money received. On receipt of such40.7 the statement, the commissioner shall transmit the same to the 40.8 commissioner of finance, who shall deliver to the state40.9 treasurera draft upon the accounting officer for the same, 40.10 specifying the funds to which it is to be credited. Upon 40.11 payment of such draft, the amount shall be so credited. 40.12 Sec. 30. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 241.13, 40.13 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 40.14 Subdivision 1. [CONTINGENT ACCOUNT.] The commissioner of 40.15 corrections may permit a contingent account to remain in the 40.16 hands of the accounting officer of any such institution from 40.17 which expenditures may be made in case of actual emergency 40.18 requiring immediate payment to prevent loss or danger to the 40.19 institution or its inmates and for the purpose of paying 40.20 freight, purchasing produce, livestock and other commodities 40.21 requiring a cash settlement, and for the purpose of discounting 40.22 bills incurred, but in all cases subject to revision by the 40.23 commissioner of corrections. An itemized statement of every 40.24 expenditure made during the month from such account shall be 40.25 submitted to the commissioner under rules established by the 40.26 commissioner. If necessary, the commissioner shall make proper 40.27 requisition upon the commissioner of finance for a warrant upon40.28 the state treasurerto secure the contingent account for each 40.29 institution. 40.30 Sec. 31. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 244.19, 40.31 subdivision 7, is amended to read: 40.32 Subd. 7. [CERTIFICATE OF COUNTIES ENTITLED TO STATE AID.] 40.33 On or before January 1 of each year, until 1970 and on or before 40.34 April 1 thereafter, the commissioner of corrections shall 40.35 deliver to the commissioner of finance a certificate in 40.36 duplicate for each county of the state entitled to receive state 41.1 aid under the provisions of this section. Upon the receipt of 41.2 such certificate, the commissioner of finance shall draw a 41.3 warrant upon the state treasurerin favor of the county 41.4 treasurer for the amount shown by each certificate to be due to 41.5 the county specified. The commissioner of finance shall 41.6 transmit such warrant to the county treasurer together with a 41.7 copy of the certificate prepared by the commissioner of 41.8 corrections. 41.9 Sec. 32. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 246.15, 41.10 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 41.11 Subdivision 1. The chief executive officer of each 41.12 institution under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of human 41.13 services shall have the care and custody of all money belonging 41.14 to inmates thereof which may come into the chief executive 41.15 officer's hands, keep accurate accounts thereof, and pay them 41.16 out under rules prescribed by law or by the commissioner of 41.17 human services, taking vouchers therefor. All such money 41.18 received by any officer or employee shall be paid to the chief 41.19 executive officer forthwith. Every such executive officer, at 41.20 the close of each month, or oftener if required by the 41.21 commissioner, shall forward to the commissioner a statement of 41.22 the amount of all money so received and the names of the inmates 41.23 from whom received, accompanied by a check for the amount, 41.24 payable to the state treasurercommissioner of finance. On 41.25 receipt of such statement, the commissioner shall transmit the 41.26 same to the commissioner of finance, together with such check ,41.27 who shall deliver the same to the state treasurer. Upon the 41.28 payment of such check, the amount shall be credited to a fund to 41.29 be known as "Inmates Fund," for the institution from which the 41.30 same was received. All such funds shall be paid out by 41.31 the state treasurercommissioner of finance upon vouchers duly 41.32 approved by the commissioner of human services as in other 41.33 cases. The commissioner may permit a contingent fund to remain 41.34 in the hands of the executive officer of any such institution 41.35 from which necessary expenditure may from time to time be made. 41.36 Sec. 33. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 246.18, 42.1 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 42.2 Subdivision 1. [GENERALLY.] Except as provided in 42.3 subdivisions 2 and 4, every officer and employee of the several 42.4 institutions under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of human 42.5 services who has money belonging to an institution shall pay the 42.6 money to the accounting officer thereof. Every accounting 42.7 officer, at the close of each month or oftener, shall forward to 42.8 the commissioner of human services a statement of the amount and 42.9 sources of all money received. On receipt of suchthe 42.10 statement, the commissioner shall transmit the same to the 42.11 commissioner of finance, who shall deliver to the state42.12 treasurera draft upon the accounting officer for the same 42.13 specifying the funds to which it is to be credited. Upon 42.14 payment of such draft, the amount shall be so credited. 42.15 Sec. 34. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 246.21, is 42.16 amended to read: 42.17 246.21 [CONTINGENT FUND.] 42.18 The commissioner of human services may permit a contingent 42.19 fund to remain in the hands of the accounting officer of any 42.20 such institution from which expenditures may be made in case of 42.21 actual emergency requiring immediate payment to prevent loss or 42.22 danger to the institution or its inmates and for the purpose of 42.23 paying freight, purchasing produce, livestock and other 42.24 commodities requiring a cash settlement, and for the purpose of 42.25 discounting bills incurred, but in all cases subject to revision 42.26 by the commissioner of human services. An itemized statement of 42.27 every expenditure made during the month from such fund shall be 42.28 submitted to the commissioner under rules established by the 42.29 commissioner. If necessary, the commissioner shall make proper 42.30 requisition upon the commissioner of finance for a warrant upon42.31 the state treasurerto secure the contingent fund for each 42.32 institution. 42.33 Sec. 35. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 276.11, 42.34 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 42.35 Subdivision 1. [GENERALLY.] As soon as practical after the 42.36 settlement day determined in section 276.09, the county 43.1 treasurer shall pay to the state treasurercommissioner of 43.2 finance or the treasurer of a town, city, school district, or 43.3 special district, on the warrant of the county auditor, all 43.4 receipts of taxes levied by the taxing district and deliver up 43.5 all orders and other evidences of indebtedness of the taxing 43.6 district, taking triplicate receipts for them. The treasurer or 43.7 commissioner of finance shall file one of the receipts with the 43.8 county auditor, and shall return one by mail on the day of its 43.9 receipt to the clerk of the town, city, school district, or 43.10 special district to which payment was made. The clerk shall 43.11 keep the receipt in the clerk's office. Upon written request of 43.12 the taxing district, to the extent practicable, the county 43.13 treasurer shall make partial payments of amounts collected 43.14 periodically in advance of the next settlement and 43.15 distribution. A statement prepared by the county treasurer must 43.16 accompany each payment. It must state the years for which taxes 43.17 included in the payment were collected and, for each year, the 43.18 amount of the taxes and any penalties on the tax. Upon written 43.19 request of a taxing district, except school districts, the 43.20 county treasurer shall pay at least 70 percent of the estimated 43.21 collection within 30 days after the settlement date determined 43.22 in section 276.09. Within seven business days after the due 43.23 date, or 28 calendar days after the postmark date on the 43.24 envelopes containing real or personal property tax statements, 43.25 whichever is latest, the county treasurer shall pay to the 43.26 treasurer of the school districts 50 percent of the estimated 43.27 collections arising from taxes levied by and belonging to the 43.28 school district, unless the school district elects to receive 50 43.29 percent of the estimated collections arising from taxes levied 43.30 by and belonging to the school district after making a 43.31 proportionate reduction to reflect any loss in collections as 43.32 the result of any delay in mailing tax statements. In that 43.33 case, 50 percent of those adjusted, estimated collections shall 43.34 be paid by the county treasurer to the treasurer of the school 43.35 district within seven business days of the due date. The 43.36 remaining 50 percent of the estimated collections must be paid 44.1 to the treasurer of the school district within the next seven 44.2 business days of the later of the dates in the preceding 44.3 sentence, unless the school district elects to receive the 44.4 remainder of its estimated collections after a proportionate 44.5 reduction has been made to reflect any loss in collections as 44.6 the result of any delay in mailing tax statements. In that 44.7 case, the remaining 50 percent of those adjusted, estimated 44.8 collections shall be paid by the county treasurer to the 44.9 treasurer of the school district within 14 days of the due 44.10 date. The treasurer shall pay the balance of the amounts 44.11 collected to the state before June 30, or to a municipal 44.12 corporation or other body within 60 days after the settlement 44.13 date determined in section 276.09. After 45 days interest at an 44.14 annual rate of eight percent accrues and must be paid to the 44.15 taxing district. Interest must be paid upon appropriation from 44.16 the general revenue fund of the county. If not paid, it may be 44.17 recovered by the taxing district, in a civil action. 44.18 Sec. 36. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 280.29, is 44.19 amended to read: 44.20 280.29 [PROCEEDS OF SALE, HOW DISTRIBUTED.] 44.21 The proceeds of any parcel of land so sold, to the amount 44.22 of taxes, penalties, interest, and costs charged thereon, shall 44.23 be distributed as provided by law for the distribution of the 44.24 like sums upon sales for delinquent taxes. The portion thereof 44.25 due to the state shall be paid to the state treasurer upon the44.26 draft of thecommissioner of finance, and the excess, if any, 44.27 above the taxes, penalties, interest, and costs charged upon the 44.28 land, shall be included in such draft and be paid in like manner 44.29 for the benefit of the state. If any parcel be sold for less 44.30 than the amount charged thereon, the state taxes shall first be 44.31 paid and the remainder, if any, distributed pro rata to the 44.32 several funds for which the taxes were levied. 44.33 Sec. 37. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 293.06, is 44.34 amended to read: 44.35 293.06 [CONSIDERATION AND DETERMINATION OF REPORT.] 44.36 Upon the receipt of the report provided for in section 45.1 293.03, the commissioner shall determine, from information 45.2 possessed or obtained, whether the same is correct or otherwise. 45.3 If found correct, the commissioner shall determine therefrom the 45.4 amount of tax due from such income or annuity recipient, and 45.5 shall record the amount thereof and shall make a certificate of 45.6 taxes due thereon from such person; and, on or before the first 45.7 day of May, of each year, file the same with the commissioner of 45.8 finance and a duplicate thereof with the state treasurer; and 45.9 the commissioner of revenue shall have power, in case the report 45.10 is deemed incorrect, to make findings as to the amount of such 45.11 taxes due after hearing upon notice to the person interested, 45.12 and the findings shall have the same effect as the determination 45.13 of the amount of such taxes upon a report made as hereinbefore 45.14 provided. 45.15 Sec. 38. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 299D.03, 45.16 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 45.17 Subd. 5. [FINES AND FORFEITED BAIL MONEY.] (a) All fines 45.18 and forfeited bail money, from traffic and motor vehicle law 45.19 violations, collected from persons apprehended or arrested by 45.20 officers of the state patrol, shall be paid by the person or 45.21 officer collecting the fines, forfeited bail money or 45.22 installments thereof, on or before the tenth day after the last 45.23 day of the month in which these moneys were collected, to the 45.24 county treasurer of the county where the violation occurred. 45.25 Three-eighths of these receipts shall be credited to the general 45.26 revenue fund of the county, except that in a county in a 45.27 judicial district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, 45.28 paragraph (b), this three-eighths share must be transmitted to 45.29 the state treasurercommissioner of finance for deposit in the 45.30 state treasury and credited to the general fund. The other 45.31 five-eighths of these receipts shall be transmitted by that 45.32 officer to the state treasurercommissioner of finance and must 45.33 be credited to the trunk highway fund. If, however, the 45.34 violation occurs within a municipality and the city attorney 45.35 prosecutes the offense, and a plea of not guilty is entered, 45.36 one-third of the receipts shall be credited to the general 46.1 revenue fund of the county, one-third of the receipts shall be 46.2 paid to the municipality prosecuting the offense, and one-third 46.3 shall be transmitted to the state treasurercommissioner of 46.4 finance as provided in this subdivision. All costs of 46.5 participation in a nationwide police communication system 46.6 chargeable to the state of Minnesota shall be paid from 46.7 appropriations for that purpose. 46.8 (b) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, all fines 46.9 and forfeited bail money from violations of statutes governing 46.10 the maximum weight of motor vehicles, collected from persons 46.11 apprehended or arrested by employees of the state of Minnesota, 46.12 by means of stationary or portable scales operated by these 46.13 employees, shall be paid by the person or officer collecting the 46.14 fines or forfeited bail money, on or before the tenth day after 46.15 the last day of the month in which the collections were made, to 46.16 the county treasurer of the county where the violation 46.17 occurred. Five-eighths of these receipts shall be transmitted 46.18 by that officer to the state treasurercommissioner of finance 46.19 and shall be credited to the highway user tax distribution 46.20 fund. Three-eighths of these receipts shall be credited to the 46.21 general revenue fund of the county, except that in a county in a 46.22 judicial district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, 46.23 paragraph (b), this three-eighths share must be transmitted to 46.24 the state treasurercommissioner of finance for deposit in the 46.25 state treasury and credited to the general fund. 46.26 Sec. 39. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 352.05, is 46.27 amended to read: 46.28 352.05 [ STATE TREASURERCOMMISSIONER OF FINANCE TO BE 46.29 TREASURER OF SYSTEM.] 46.30 The state treasurercommissioner of finance is ex officio 46.31 treasurer of the retirement funds of the system. The general 46.32 bond to the state shall cover all liability for actions as 46.33 treasurer of these funds. Funds of the system received by 46.34 the treasurercommissioner of finance must be set aside in the 46.35 state treasury to the credit of the proper fund. The treasurer46.36 commissioner of finance shall deliver to the director copies of 47.1 all payroll abstracts of the state together with the 47.2 commissioner of finance's warrants covering the deductions made 47.3 on these payroll abstracts for the retirement fund. The 47.4 director shall have a list made of the commissioner of finance's 47.5 warrants. These warrants must then be deposited with the state47.6 treasurer to becredited to the retirement fund. The treasurer47.7 commissioner of finance shall pay out of this fund only on47.8 warrants issued by the commissioner of finance,upon abstracts 47.9 signed by the director, or by the finance officer designated by 47.10 the director during the disability or the absence of the 47.11 director from the city of St. Paul, Minnesota. Abstracts for 47.12 investments may be signed by the executive director of the state 47.13 board of investment. 47.14 Sec. 40. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 352B.03, 47.15 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 47.16 Subd. 2. [DUTIES OF TREASURERCOMMISSIONER OF FINANCE.] 47.17 The state treasurercommissioner of finance is ex officio 47.18 treasurer of the state patrol retirement fund. The treasurer's47.19 commissioner of finance's general bond to the state covers all 47.20 liability for actions as treasurer of the fund. 47.21 All money of the fund received by the treasurer47.22 commissioner of finance under this chapter must be set aside in 47.23 the state treasury and credited to the state patrol retirement 47.24 fund. The treasurercommissioner of finance shall transmit, 47.25 monthly, to the director, a detailed statement showing all 47.26 credits to and disbursements from the fund. The treasurer47.27 commissioner of finance shall disburse money from the fund 47.28 only on warrants issued by the commissioner of financeupon 47.29 vouchers signed by the director. 47.30 Sec. 41. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 354.06, 47.31 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 47.32 Subd. 3. [ TREASURERCOMMISSIONER OF FINANCE.] The state47.33 treasurercommissioner of finance shall be ex officio treasurer 47.34 of the association and the treasurer'scommissioner's general 47.35 bond to the state shall cover any liabilities for acts as 47.36 treasurer of the association. The state treasurercommissioner 48.1 shall receive all moneys payable to the association and pay out 48.2 the same only on warrants issued by the commissioner of finance48.3 upon forms signed by the executive director. 48.4 Sec. 42. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 354.52, 48.5 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 48.6 Subd. 5. The state treasurercommissioner of finance, the 48.7 several county treasurers, and the treasurers of the various 48.8 school districts and institutions to which the provisions of 48.9 this chapter apply shall be officially liable for the receipt, 48.10 handling, and disbursement of all moneys coming into their hands 48.11 belonging to the fund and the sureties on the official bonds of 48.12 each of these treasurers and the commissioner of finance shall 48.13 be liable for such moneys the same as for all other moneys 48.14 belonging to the school funds of this state. 48.15 Sec. 43. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 385.05, is 48.16 amended to read: 48.17 385.05 [RECEIPT AND PAYMENT OF MONEY.] 48.18 The county treasurer shall receive all moneys directed by 48.19 law to be paid to the treasurer and pay them out only on the 48.20 order of the proper authority. All moneys belonging to the 48.21 county shall be paid out upon the order of the county board, 48.22 signed by the chair thereof, and attested by the county auditor, 48.23 or upon the warrant of the county auditor upon the presentation 48.24 to the auditor of the proper certificate of the person or 48.25 tribunal allowing the same, and not otherwise. All moneys due 48.26 the state, arising from the collection of taxes or from other 48.27 sources, shall be paid upon the draft of the commissioner of 48.28 finance , drawn in favor of the state treasurer,and a duplicate 48.29 copy of the receipt for payment of such draft shall be forwarded 48.30 by the state treasurercommissioner of finance to the county 48.31 auditor, who shall preserve the same, and credit the county 48.32 treasurer with the amount thereof. The county auditor shall 48.33 issue a warrant in favor of the state for the amount of such 48.34 draft and the county treasurer shall pay the warrant forthwith 48.35 without endorsement thereof by the state treasurercommissioner 48.36 of finance or other state official, and without expense to the 49.1 state for collection charges. 49.2 Sec. 44. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 475A.04, is 49.3 amended to read: 49.4 475A.04 [DEBT SERVICE DEFICIENCY LOANS.] 49.5 Subdivision 1. [PROCEDURE.] In the event that funds 49.6 sufficient to pay all of the principal and interest due on any 49.7 guaranteed bond are not in the hands of the municipal treasurer 49.8 or the paying agent at least 15 days before the due date, the 49.9 treasurer or agent shall report the amount of the deficiency to 49.10 the paying agent and the auditor who shall grant a loan to the 49.11 issuer in this amount and shall certify to the issuer, the 49.12 paying agent, and the auditor and treasurer of each county in 49.13 which property subject to taxation by the issuer is situated, 49.14 the amount of the loan and interest to accrue thereon to the due 49.15 date of the loan, and the commissioner of finance shall issue a 49.16 warrant for the principal amount and the state treasurershall 49.17 remit it to the paying agent on or before the due date. If the 49.18 municipal treasurer fails to deposit funds with the paying agent 49.19 sufficient to pay all principal and interest due on any 49.20 guaranteed bond on any date, without having previously given the 49.21 notice herein required, the paying agent may report the amount 49.22 of the deficiency to the commissioner of finance, who shall 49.23 forthwith grant a loan to the issuer for this amount plus 49.24 interest to accrue thereon for one month at the rate represented 49.25 by the coupons then due, and the loan shall be certified and 49.26 remitted as provided above. The paying agent may advance its 49.27 own funds for the payment of any guaranteed bonds and interest 49.28 due for which it has not received sufficient funds from the 49.29 municipality, and may contract with the municipality to make 49.30 such advances, and shall be entitled to reimbursement therefor 49.31 from the proceeds of the loan, with interest at the rate 49.32 represented by the coupons due. The issuing municipality shall 49.33 give a receipt to the commissioner of finance for the amount of 49.34 the loan and interest. 49.35 Subd. 2. [DUE DATE; INTEREST; PREPAYMENT.] Each loan shall 49.36 become due on December 31 in the year following the year when a 50.1 tax is levied for its payment as provided in subdivision 3, and 50.2 shall bear interest from the date of its disbursement until 50.3 paid, at a rate determined by the commissioner of finance, not 50.4 less than the average annual rate payable on state municipal aid 50.5 bonds most recently issued before such disbursement, and in no 50.6 event less than 3-1/2 percent per annum. Any loan may be 50.7 prepaid at any time with interest to the date of prepayment, by 50.8 remittance to the commissioner of finance, who shall deposit the 50.9 prepayment with the state treasurerto the credit of the 50.10 municipal bond guarantee fund and shall issue a receipt to the 50.11 municipality with a copy to the treasurer of each county in 50.12 which taxable property within the municipality is situated. 50.13 Interest on loans not prepaid shall be due at the same time as 50.14 principal. 50.15 Subd. 3. [LEVY.] Before October 1 in each year the state 50.16 auditor shall certify to the county auditor and treasurer of 50.17 each county containing taxable property situated within any 50.18 municipality having an outstanding loan, and to the 50.19 municipality, the amount, if any, necessary to be levied to 50.20 produce the total amount of principal and interest to become due 50.21 in the next ensuing year on such loan plus the amount of any 50.22 guaranty fee unpaid. After receipt of the certification each 50.23 county auditor, upon ascertaining the current year's net tax 50.24 capacity of all taxable property within the municipality which 50.25 is situated within that county, and upon ascertaining from the 50.26 county auditors of other counties the net tax capacity of any 50.27 such property situated within their counties, shall extend upon 50.28 the tax rolls an ad valorem tax upon all such property within 50.29 that county, in an amount equal to that proportion of the total 50.30 amount certified by the secretary which the net tax capacity of 50.31 such property bears to the net tax capacity of all taxable 50.32 property within the municipality. 50.33 Subd. 4. [FIRST LIEN.] Each loan shall be a first lien and 50.34 charge on all collections of taxes levied on property by the 50.35 municipality to which the loan is granted, which are due and 50.36 payable on and after October 31 in the year in which the loan is 51.1 due. Unless a receipt for the prepayment thereof has 51.2 theretofore been filed with the treasurer of each county in 51.3 which property taxable by the municipality to which the loan was 51.4 granted is situated, each such treasurer shall deduct from the 51.5 first such taxes to be distributed to the municipality the full 51.6 amount of the tax extended pursuant to subdivision 3, and shall 51.7 remit the same to the commissioner of finance, who shall deposit 51.8 the remittance with the state treasurerto the credit of the 51.9 municipal bond guaranty fund and shall issue a receipt to the 51.10 municipality with a copy to the county treasurer. 51.11 Sec. 45. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 475A.06, 51.12 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 51.13 Subd. 2. [FORMALITIES.] The bonds shall be issued and sold 51.14 upon sealed bids and upon such notice, at such price, at such 51.15 times, in such form and denominations, bearing interest at such 51.16 rate or rates, maturing in such amounts and on such dates, 51.17 either without option of prepayment or subject to prepayment 51.18 upon such notice and at such times and prices, payable at such 51.19 bank or banks within or outside the state, with such provisions 51.20 for registration, conversion, and exchange and for the issuance 51.21 of notes in anticipation of the sale or delivery of definitive 51.22 bonds, and in accordance with such further rules, as the 51.23 commissioner of finance shall determine, subject to the approval 51.24 of the attorney general, but not subject to chapter 14, 51.25 including section 14.386. The bonds shall be executed by the 51.26 commissioner of finance and attested by the state treasurer51.27 under theirofficial sealsseal. The signaturessignature of 51.28 the officerscommissioner on the bonds and any appurtenant 51.29 interest coupons and their sealsthe seal may be printed, 51.30 lithographed, engraved, or stamped thereon, except that each 51.31 bond shall be authenticated by the manual signature on its face 51.32 of one of the officersthe commissioner or of an officer of a 51.33 bank designated by them as authenticating agent. The 51.34 commissioner of finance shall ascertain and certify to the 51.35 purchasers of the bonds the performance and existence of all 51.36 acts, conditions, and things necessary to make them valid and 52.1 binding general obligations of the state of Minnesota, subject 52.2 to the approval of the attorney general. 52.3 Sec. 46. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 481.01, is 52.4 amended to read: 52.5 481.01 [BOARD OF LAW EXAMINERS; EXAMINATIONS; ALTERNATIVE 52.6 DISPUTE FEES.] 52.7 The supreme court shall, by rule from time to time, 52.8 prescribe the qualifications of all applicants for admission to 52.9 practice law in this state, and shall appoint a board of law 52.10 examiners, which shall be charged with the administration of the 52.11 rules and with the examination of all applicants for admission 52.12 to practice law. The board shall consist of not less than 52.13 three, nor more than seven, attorneys at law, who shall be 52.14 appointed each for the term of three years and until a successor 52.15 qualifies. The supreme court may fill any vacancy in the board 52.16 for the unexpired term and in its discretion may remove any 52.17 member of it. The board shall have a seal and shall keep a 52.18 record of its proceedings, of all applications for admission to 52.19 practice, and of persons admitted to practice upon its 52.20 recommendation. At least two times a year the board shall hold 52.21 examinations and report the result of them, with its 52.22 recommendations, to the supreme court. Upon consideration of 52.23 the report, the supreme court shall enter an order in the case 52.24 of each person examined, directing the board to reject or to 52.25 issue to the person a certificate of admission to practice. The 52.26 board shall have such officers as may, from time to time, be 52.27 prescribed and designated by the supreme court. The fee for 52.28 examination shall be fixed, from time to time, by the supreme 52.29 court. This fee, and any other fees which may be received 52.30 pursuant to any rules the supreme court adopts governing the 52.31 practice of law and court-related alternative dispute resolution 52.32 practices shall be paid to the state treasurercommissioner of 52.33 finance and shall constitute a special fund in the state 52.34 treasury which shall be exempt from section 16A.127. The money 52.35 in this fund is appropriated annually to the supreme court for 52.36 the payment of compensation and expenses of the members of the 53.1 board of law examiners and for otherwise regulating the practice 53.2 of law. The money in the fund shall never cancel. Payments 53.3 from it shall be made by the state treasurer, upon warrants of53.4 the commissioner of finance issuedcommissioner of finance upon 53.5 vouchers signed by one of the justices of the supreme court. 53.6 The members of the board shall have compensation and allowances 53.7 for expenses as may, from time to time, be fixed by the supreme 53.8 court. 53.9 Sec. 47. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 490.123, 53.10 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 53.11 Subd. 2. [ TREASURERCOMMISSIONER OF FINANCE.] The state53.12 treasurercommissioner of finance shall be ex officio treasurer 53.13 of the judges' retirement fund and the treasurer's53.14 commissioner's general bond to the state shall be so conditioned 53.15 as to cover all liability for acting as treasurer of this fund. 53.16 All moneys received by the treasurercommissioner pursuant to 53.17 this section shall be set aside in the state treasury to the 53.18 credit of the judges' retirement fund. The treasurer53.19 commissioner shall transmit monthly to the executive director 53.20 described in section 352.03, subdivision 5, a detailed statement 53.21 of all amounts so received and credited to the fund. 53.22 The treasurercommissioner shall pay out the fund only on53.23 warrants issued by the commissioner of finance,upon vouchers 53.24 signed by said executive director; provided that vouchers for 53.25 investment may be signed by the secretary of the state board of 53.26 investment. 53.27 Sec. 48. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 525.161, is 53.28 amended to read: 53.29 525.161 [NO SURVIVING SPOUSE OR KINDRED, NOTICES TO 53.30 ATTORNEY GENERAL.] 53.31 When it appears from the petition or application for 53.32 administration of the estate, or otherwise, in a proceeding in 53.33 the court that the intestate left surviving no spouse or 53.34 kindred, the court shall give notice of such fact and notice of 53.35 all subsequent proceedings in such estate to the attorney 53.36 general forthwith; and the attorney general shall protect the 54.1 interests of the state during the course of administration. The 54.2 residue which escheats to the state shall be transmitted to the 54.3 attorney general. All moneys, stocks, bonds, notes, mortgages 54.4 and other securities, and all other personal property so 54.5 escheated shall then be given into the custody of the state54.6 treasurer, who shall notify thecommissioner of finance thereof54.7 andwho shall immediately credit the moneys received to the 54.8 general fund. The treasurercommissioner of finance shall hold 54.9 such stocks, bonds, notes, mortgages and other securities, and 54.10 all other personal property, subject to such investment, sale or 54.11 other disposition as the state board of investment may direct 54.12 pursuant to section 11A.04, clause (9). The attorney general 54.13 shall immediately report to the state executive council all real 54.14 property received in the individual escheat, and any sale or 54.15 disposition of such real estate shall be made in accordance with 54.16 sections 94.09 to 94.16. 54.17 Sec. 49. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 525.841, is 54.18 amended to read: 54.19 525.841 [ESCHEAT RETURNED.] 54.20 In all such cases the commissioner of finance shall be 54.21 furnished with a certified copy of the court's order assigning 54.22 the escheated property to the persons entitled thereto, and upon 54.23 notification of payment of the estate tax, the commissioner of 54.24 finance shall draw a warrant on the state treasurer,or execute 54.25 a proper conveyance to the persons designated in such order. In 54.26 the event any escheated property has been sold pursuant to 54.27 sections 11A.04, clause (9), and 11A.10, subdivision 2, or 94.09 54.28 to 94.16, then the warrant shall be for the appraised value as 54.29 established during the administration of the decedent's estate. 54.30 There is hereby annually appropriated from any moneys in the 54.31 state treasury not otherwise appropriated an amount sufficient 54.32 to make payment to all such designated persons. No interest 54.33 shall be allowed on any amount paid to such persons. 54.34 Sec. 50. [INSTRUCTION TO REVISOR.] 54.35 (a) The revisor shall delete "treasurer," "state 54.36 treasurer," and "treasurer-elect," and make necessary 55.1 grammatical changes in the following sections of Minnesota 55.2 Statutes: 3C.12, subdivision 2; 4.06; 8.02, subdivision 2; 55.3 8.05; 10.01; 15.16, subdivision 3; 16A.125, subdivision 5; 55.4 16B.05, subdivision 2; 43A.08, subdivisions 1 and 1a; 43A.18, 55.5 subdivision 4; 89.43; 116.16, subdivision 3; 116.17, subdivision 55.6 5; 117.135, subdivision 2; 126C.55, subdivision 3; 161.06, 55.7 subdivision 1; 167.51, subdivision 2; 174.51, subdivision 5; 55.8 204B.11, subdivision 1; 204D.10, subdivision 2; 209.01, 55.9 subdivision 2; 241.27, subdivision 4; 270.74; 272.68, 55.10 subdivision 1; 352.01, subdivision 3; 352B.01, subdivision 4; 55.11 352C.021, subdivision 2; 352D.02, subdivision 1; and 475A.06, 55.12 subdivision 5. 55.13 (b) The revisor shall delete "state treasurer," "state 55.14 treasurer's," "treasurer," and "treasurer's" where it refers to 55.15 the state treasurer, and substitute "commissioner of finance" 55.16 and "commissioner of finance's" respectively in the following 55.17 sections of Minnesota Statutes: 6.60; 7.06; 7.09; 7.10; 7.12, 55.18 subdivision 1; 7.19; 7.193; 7.20; 7.22; 7.24; 7.25; 7.27; 9.031; 55.19 11A.04; 11A.07, subdivision 4; 11A.10, subdivisions 1 and 4; 55.20 11A.15, subdivisions 3 and 5; 12.24, subdivision 2; 15.73, 55.21 subdivision 3; 16A.011, subdivision 15; 16A.126, subdivision 3; 55.22 16A.127, subdivision 7; 16A.13, subdivisions 1 and 2a; 16A.131, 55.23 subdivision 1; 16A.27, subdivisions 1 and 2; 16A.45, subdivision 55.24 1; 16A.672, subdivision 11; 31.15; 41B.17, subdivision 3; 55.25 46.041, subdivision 1; 46.34; 48A.03, subdivisions 2, 4, and 5; 55.26 49.24, subdivision 7; 51A.51, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3a; 52.06, 55.27 subdivision 1; 52.20, subdivision 5; 53.03, subdivisions 1 and 55.28 6; 56.02; 60B.47; 79.34, subdivision 1; 79A.04, subdivisions 5, 55.29 6, 7, and 10; 79A.071; 79A.15; 79A.24, subdivision 4; 79A.25, 55.30 subdivision 3; 82.24, subdivision 8; 82.34, subdivisions 1 and 55.31 5; 84.153; 84.415, subdivision 5; 84A.04, subdivisions 3 and 4; 55.32 84A.23, subdivision 3; 84A.33, subdivision 4; 85A.05, 55.33 subdivision 4; 90.173; 92.21, subdivision 1; 92.23; 92.24; 55.34 93.17; 93.20, subdivisions 7, 19, and 31; 94.346, subdivision 2; 55.35 97A.055, subdivision 2; 97A.065, subdivision 2; 103I.521; 55.36 115.77, subdivision 2; 115A.54, subdivision 3; 115A.58, 56.1 subdivision 4; 116.16, subdivision 8; 116.17, subdivision 4; 56.2 116J.64, subdivisions 6, 7, and 10; 116R.11, subdivision 2; 56.3 126C.68, subdivision 3; 126C.69, subdivision 14; 127A.09, 56.4 subdivision 3; 141.25, subdivision 5; 141.26, subdivision 3; 56.5 144.09; 144.10; 144.226, subdivision 4; 144.7022, subdivision 4; 56.6 149A.06, subdivision 4; 149A.20, subdivision 8; 149A.30, 56.7 subdivision 2; 149A.40, subdivision 8; 149A.50, subdivision 6; 56.8 149A.51, subdivision 7; 149A.97, subdivision 7; 161.04, 56.9 subdivision 2; 161.05, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, and 5; 161.081, 56.10 subdivision 2; 161.36, subdivision 5; 161.41, subdivision 3; 56.11 162.16; 163.051, subdivision 2; 168.33, subdivision 2; 168.67; 56.12 168C.11, subdivision 1; 169.781, subdivision 7; 174.50, 56.13 subdivision 3; 174.51, subdivision 4; 176.129, subdivisions 1, 56.14 7, and 8; 176.181, subdivision 5; 176.421, subdivision 4; 56.15 176.591, subdivisions 2 and 3; 193.23, subdivision 1; 214.13, 56.16 subdivision 1; 222.025; 223.17, subdivision 4; 231.17; 237.11; 56.17 240.10; 240.15, subdivision 6; 240.22; 241.09; 243.48, 56.18 subdivision 1; 245.4932, subdivision 4; 246.16; 246.18, 56.19 subdivision 2a; 246.41, subdivision 2; 246.51, subdivision 1; 56.20 248.07, subdivisions 8 and 12; 256.89; 256.90; 256.92; 256B.041, 56.21 subdivision 5; 256B.0625, subdivision 20; 256B.0945, subdivision 56.22 3; 256F.10, subdivision 10; 257.69, subdivision 2; 260B.331, 56.23 subdivision 6; 260C.331, subdivision 6; 270.45; 271.12; 273.02, 56.24 subdivision 6; 282.19; 282.226; 282.33, subdivision 1; 284.28, 56.25 subdivisions 8 and 9; 290.431; 290.432; 293.08; 293.09; 293.11; 56.26 296A.03, subdivision 5; 297E.02, subdivision 3; 298.39; 298.396; 56.27 299F.17, subdivision 1; 299F.60, subdivision 4; 300.19; 56.28 302A.771; 303.07, subdivision 1; 303.16, subdivision 2; 303.19, 56.29 subdivision 2; 303.25, subdivision 3; 317A.771; 322B.86; 56.30 325G.415; 332.15, subdivision 4; 332.30; 332.55; 340A.409, 56.31 subdivision 1; 340A.904, subdivision 2; 352.04, subdivision 4; 56.32 352B.02, subdivisions 1b and 1d; 353.05; 353B.06, subdivision 1; 56.33 354.07, subdivision 4; 357.021, subdivisions 1a, 2, 6, and 7; 56.34 357.022; 357.08; 360.017, subdivision 2; 385.20; 446A.085, 56.35 subdivision 3; 446A.16, subdivisions 1 and 2; 458A.03, 56.36 subdivision 3; 462A.17, subdivision 3; 462A.18; 469.177, 57.1 subdivision 11; 475A.06, subdivision 4; 480.058, subdivision 2; 57.2 480.175, subdivision 2; 485.018, subdivision 5; 487.31, 57.3 subdivision 1; 487.32, subdivision 3; 487.33, subdivision 5; 57.4 490.102, subdivision 6; 508.75; 508.77; 508.82, subdivision 1; 57.5 508A.22, subdivision 3; 508A.77; 508A.82, subdivision 1; 517.08, 57.6 subdivision 1c; 518.165, subdivision 3; 525.033; 563.01, 57.7 subdivisions 9 and 10; 574.261, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; 57.8 574.264, subdivision 1; 609.101, subdivisions 3 and 4; 611.20, 57.9 subdivisions 2 and 3; and 626.85, subdivisions 2 and 3. 57.10 (c) The revisor shall recodify Minnesota Statutes, chapter 57.11 7, into Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A. 57.12 (d) The revisor shall delete "state treasurer" where it 57.13 means the state treasurer of Minnesota and substitute 57.14 "commissioner of finance" in Minnesota Rules. 57.15 Sec. 51. [REPEALER.] 57.16 Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 7.21, is repealed. 57.17 Sec. 52. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 57.18 Sections 1 to 49 and 51 are effective the day following 57.19 final enactment.