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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                        CHAPTER 150--H.F.No. 360
           An act relating to education; transferring authority 
          for appointing the commissioner of education from the 
          state board of education to the governor; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 121.16. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 121.16, is 
amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  The department shall be under the 
administrative control of the commissioner of education which 
office is established.  The commissioner shall be the secretary 
of the state board.  He The commissioner shall be appointed by 
the state board with the approval of the governor under the 
provisions of section 15.06.  For purposes of section 15.06, the 
board shall be the appointing authority.  
    The commissioner shall be a person who possesses 
educational attainment and breadth of experience in the 
administration of public education and of the finances 
pertaining thereto commensurate with the spirit and intent of 
this code.  Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the 
commissioner may appoint two deputy commissioners who shall 
serve in the unclassified service. The commissioner shall also 
appoint other employees as may be necessary for the organization 
of the department.  He The commissioner shall perform such 
duties as the law and the rules of the state board may provide 
and be held responsible for the efficient administration and 
discipline of the department.  He The commissioner shall make 
recommendations to the board, and he shall be charged with the 
execution of powers and duties which the state board may 
prescribe, from time to time, to promote public education in the 
state, to safeguard the finances pertaining thereto, and to 
enable the state board to carry out its duties.  
     Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
     Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved May 17, 1983