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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 235-H.F.No. 556 
           An act relating to human services; establishing 
          difficulty of care payments for children in foster 
          care; amending Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 
          256.82, subdivision 3, and by adding a subdivision. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 256.82, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 3.  [SETTING FOSTER CARE STANDARD RATES.] The 
commissioner shall annually establish minimum standard 
maintenance payment rates for foster care maintenance and 
difficulty of care payments for all children in foster care, and 
require county boards to establish difficulty of care payment 
rates for all children in foster care.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 256.82, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [RULES.] The commissioner shall adopt emergency 
and permanent rules to implement subdivision 3.  In developing 
rules the commissioner shall take into consideration any 
existing difficulty of care payment rates so that, to the extent 
possible, no child for whom a difficulty of care rate is 
currently established will be adversely affected. 
    Sec.  3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective upon adoption of emergency rules.  
Section 2 is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved May 26, 1987