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                         Laws of Minnesota 1988 

                        CHAPTER 686-H.F.No. 2344 
           An act relating to the organization and operation of 
          state government; appropriating money for the general 
          legislative, judicial, and administrative expenses of 
          state government; providing for the transfer of 
          certain money in the state treasury; fixing and 
          limiting fees; authorizing suburban Hennepin regional 
          park district to acquire land for Lake Minnetonka 
          regional park without local consent; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1986, sections 3.9223, subdivision 
          5; 3.9225, subdivision 5; 3.9226, subdivision 5; 
          10A.01, by adding a subdivision; 10A.25, subdivision 
          10; 10A.31, subdivision 5; 14.07, subdivisions 1 and 
          2; 14.47, subdivision 8; 15A.082, subdivision 3; 
          16B.24, subdivisions 9 and 10; 17.105, subdivision 4; 
          18.191; 85.012, by adding a subdivision; 89.001, by 
          adding a subdivision; 89.01, by adding a subdivision; 
          89.19; 116.18, by adding a subdivision; 116.48, by 
          adding subdivisions; 116J.615, by adding a 
          subdivision; 222.63, subdivisions 2 and 4; 296.16, by 
          adding a subdivision; 296.421, by adding a 
          subdivision; and 611.215, by adding a subdivision; 
          Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, sections 3.885; 
          3C.035, subdivision 2; 3C.11, subdivision 2; 3C.12, 
          subdivision 7; 8.15; 14.08; 41A.065, subdivision 8; 
          43A.08, subdivision 1a; 85.055, subdivision 1; 105.44, 
          subdivision 10; 115C.02, subdivision 13; 116C.712, 
          subdivision 5; 116J.941, subdivision 1; 116J.966, 
          subdivision 1; 116O.03, subdivision 2; 116O.04, 
          subdivision 1; 116O.06, subdivision 1; 161.52; 480.236;
          480.241, subdivision 2; and 611.24; Laws 1985, First 
          Special Session chapter 15, section 4, subdivision 6; 
          Laws 1986, chapter 441, section 14; Laws 1987, chapter 
          348, section 48, subdivision 3; Laws 1987, chapter 
          357, section 27, subdivision 2; and Laws 1987, chapter 
          404, sections 20, subdivision 6; and 22, subdivision 
          4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
          chapters 4; 89; and 115C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 
          1986, sections 3C.055; 3C.057; 5.13; 10A.32, 
          subdivision 3b; and 16A.625; and Laws 1987, chapter 
          358, section 31. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 

                                ARTICLE 1 
    Section 1.  [STATE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATIONS.] 
    The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
appropriated from the general fund, or another fund named, to 
the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
figures "1988" and "1989," where used in this act, mean that the 
appropriation or appropriations listed under them are available 
for the year ending June 30, 1988, or June 30, 1989, 
respectively.  
                      SUMMARY BY FUND 
                             1988          1989          TOTAL
General                  $ 3,542,600   $18,495,900    $22,038,500
Special Revenue              519,300     1,006,900      1,526,200
Game and Fish                 95,000         -0-           95,000
Workers' Compensation        135,000         -0-          135,000
Metro Landfill 
   Abatement                   8,500        40,800         49,300
Metro Landfill 
   Contingency                 8,500        40,800         49,300
Water Pollution 
  Control                     50,000       100,000        150,000
TOTAL                    $ 4,358,900   $19,684,400    $24,043,300
                                           APPROPRIATIONS
                                       Available for the Year
                                           Ending June 30 
                                               1988        1989
                                            $           $
     Sec. 2.  LEGISLATURE 
(a) Legislative Coordinating Commission       60,000
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 2, and shall be used to 
pay the dues associated with the state 
of Minnesota's membership in the 
National Conference of State 
Legislatures State and Local Legal 
Center.  Any unencumbered balance at 
the end of the first year shall be 
available for the second year. 
(b) Legislative Auditor                                   100,000
 This appropriation is to cover the cost 
of auditing the University of 
Minnesota's physical plant operations.  
The University of Minnesota is liable 
to the legislative auditor for the 
total cost and expenses of the audit, 
including the salaries paid to the 
examiners while actually engaged in 
making the examination.  The 
legislative auditor shall bill the 
university either monthly or at the 
conclusion of the audit.  Collections 
received for the audits must be 
credited to the general fund to 
reimburse it for this appropriation. 
 The office of the legislative auditor 
program evaluation division shall 
conduct an evaluation of the Minnesota 
housing finance agency's programs.  The 
study shall include, but not be limited 
to, an evaluation of the criteria used 
to qualify potential buyers as low 
income.  The auditor shall prepare a 
report for presentation to the 
legislature by January 1, 1989, 
indicating its findings, observations, 
and recommendations relative to the 
agency's ability to meet the current 
demand for low income housing. 
     Sec. 3.  SUPREME COURT
(a) Trial Courts Information System          133,400      387,800
(b) Study of Tape Recording                   25,000
 The supreme court administrator shall 
study and report to the legislature by 
January 1, 1989, on the costs and 
benefits to litigants of the use of 
video or audio tape recording of civil 
litigation and administrative hearings 
instead of stenotype and transcription 
recordings of those proceedings.  The 
study shall also include the equipment 
cost recovery of alternative recording 
systems. 
(c) Family Farm Legal Assistance 
 The report submitted by each family 
farm legal assistance provider to the 
supreme court and the legislature by 
January 15, 1989, under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 480.256, shall 
include a plan to prioritize the legal 
assistance provided to family farmers 
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 
480.250 to 480.254, and to recommend 
which services to continue.  The report 
must also include alternative plans to 
provide all or part of the family farm 
legal assistance from nonstate money. 
     Sec. 4.  BOARD OF PUBLIC 
DEFENSE  
(a) Space Rental                                           15,000
 This appropriation is for rental of 
office space and is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 7. 
(b) Intergovernmental Relations                            55,000
 The person hired for this position 
shall be knowledgeable in criminal 
defense procedures and criminal defense 
investigation.  The new position shall 
include in its duties the provision of 
counsel on legislative proposals during 
legislative sessions.  The state public 
defender, at the request of the 
administrator, shall fully cooperate 
with and assist the administrator with 
respect to these duties. 
 The approved complement of the board of 
public defense is increased by one in 
fiscal year 1989. 
     Sec. 5.  GOVERNOR
Office of Jobs Policy                                     115,000
 The office of jobs policy must be 
transferred to the governor's office 
and remain there and is not subject to 
further transfer under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 16B.37. 
     Sec. 6.  ADMINISTRATION
(a) 911 Emergency Telephone Service          119,300      488,900
 This appropriation is from the special 
revenue fund and is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 16, subdivision 3. 
(b) System Architecture Conference            12,000
 This appropriation is to the 
information policy office to plan and 
conduct a system architecture 
conference for legislators and key 
executive branch personnel.  This 
appropriation is an addition to the 
appropriation in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 16, subdivision 3. 
(c) Distributive Computing Study                          150,000
 This appropriation is to establish not 
less than three experimental computer 
centers to demonstrate the 
effectiveness of a distributive 
computing model for a wide range of 
computer applications in the field of 
education, including financial and 
student management.  No district may 
apply for less than $20,000 or more 
than $50,000 for the purposes of this 
program.  For the purposes of this 
section, the reporting requirements of 
section 121.936, subdivision 1, and the 
data standards of section 121.932, 
subdivision 5, must be maintained, but 
all other requirements, except 
financial obligations, will be waived.  
The information policy office will 
evaluate the experimental centers, 
prepare a study, and report to the 
legislature by January 1, 1990, making 
recommendations concerning the 
feasibility of expanding the concept of 
individual computer centers statewide.  
This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 16, subdivision 3. 
(d) Interactive Technologies                               20,000
 This appropriation is to the 
information policy office to 
facilitate, with technical expertise, 
efforts to move the legislature towards 
the usage of more interactive 
technologies.  The information policy 
office will draft a plan to improve 
citizen input and to improve the 
efficiency and operations of the 
legislature.  This appropriation is 
added to the appropriation in Laws 
1987, chapter 404, section 16, 
subdivision 3. 
(e) Twin Cities Regional Cable                             40,000
 This appropriation is for a grant to 
Twin Cities Regional Cable Channel, 
Inc. for programming.  $20,000 of this 
grant is to be matched dollar for 
dollar from contributions from nonstate 
sources.  $20,000 of the grant is to be 
used for legislative programming.  All 
legislative programming done under this 
grant must be accessible to local cable 
stations at cost of video tape for 
distribution.  This appropriation is 
added to the appropriation in Laws 
1987, chapter 404, section 16, 
subdivision 5. 
(f) Soybean Oil Ink Study                                   2,500
 This appropriation is to study the 
feasibility of using ink with a soybean 
oil base for printing done by the 
commissioner, by other state agencies, 
and by private vendors under contract 
to agencies in all branches of state 
government.  The study must include the 
cost implications to the state of using 
ink with a soybean oil base, the types 
of printing jobs that can and cannot be 
done effectively with this ink, and any 
transitional steps that would have to 
be taken to implement the use of ink 
with a soybean oil base.  The 
commissioner shall report the results 
of the study to the legislature by 
January 1, 1989.  This appropriation is 
to be matched with money from other 
nonstate sources.  This appropriation 
is added to the appropriation in Laws 
1987, chapter 404, section 16, 
subdivision 5. 
(g) Community Service and Volunteer
Initiatives                                                50,000
 The department of administration's 
authorized general fund complement is 
increased by one position.  
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 16, subdivision 5 and is 
only available if the community 
services program for school districts 
established in article 4, section 4, of 
a bill styled as H.F. No. 2245 are 
enacted into law.  The commissioner 
shall ensure that this initiative is 
consistent and coordinated with the 
volunteer program in that section of 
H.F. No. 2245. 
 The approved complement of the 
department of administration is 
increased by two special revenue fund 
positions in fiscal year 1989. 
(h) Study of Leasing Office Space      
 The commissioner of administration 
shall complete phase II of the study 
comparing the costs of leasing office 
space in privately owned buildings 
versus construction of new office 
buildings to house state departments 
and agencies.  This study must include 
a report to the legislature by January 
1, 1989, that addresses the feasibility 
of lease-purchase options, includes 
considerations of life-cycle costing, 
and provides recommendations for a 
state policy relative to housing of 
state offices in the twin cities 
metropolitan area. 
(i) Surplus Property
 The commissioner shall study the 
feasibility of making state surplus 
property from the departments of 
transportation, corrections, natural 
resources, and public safety available 
to Indian communities at no cost and 
shall report the findings, including an 
evaluation of the program currently 
being conducted in the department of 
natural resources, to the legislature 
by January 1, 1989. 
(j) Capitol Space Planning                   350,000
 This appropriation is to plan for the 
use of senate space in the capitol 
building. 
(k) State Office Building                     75,000
 This appropriation is to install 
computer cabling and a telephone system 
for senate offices in the state office 
building. 
(l) Capitol Restoration                      220,000
 This appropriation is to fix the 
leaking dome under the roof of the 
capitol. 
(m) Rent Differential                                   1,711,000
 This appropriation is for the increased 
rent differential associated with the 
department of human services office 
relocation and consolidation and lost 
rental income associated with the 
department of revenue's office 
relocation. 
 The legislature estimates that $450,000 
of this appropriation will be offset by 
general fund nondedicated receipts from 
the federal government. 
     Sec. 7.  CAPITOL AREA  
ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING BOARD 
Landscaping and Parking Improvements         675,000
 Any unencumbered balance remaining 
after the first year does not cancel 
and is available for the second year.  
     Sec. 8.  FINANCE
Gas Tax Refunds
 Until June 30, 1989, refunds received 
from the federal government for excise 
taxes paid on motor vehicle fuels are 
appropriated, in the year the refund is 
received, to the state agency that paid 
the tax. 
     Sec. 9.  EMPLOYEE RELATIONS 
(a) Public Employees' Insurance Plan                      116,000
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation for the same purpose in 
Laws 1987, chapter 404, section 19, 
subdivision 5, and is likewise 
repayable within five years. 
 The approved complement of the 
department of employee relations is 
increased by four positions in fiscal 
year 1989. 
(b) Health Insurance Costs                              6,450,000
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund for transfer to the employee 
insurance trust fund. 
 $4,593,300 is appropriated in fiscal 
year 1989 from the funds from which 
salaries are paid, other than the 
general fund, for transfer to the 
employee insurance trust fund.  The 
commissioner of finance shall allocate 
this appropriation among the several 
funds in proportion to the health 
insurance costs that are otherwise paid 
from each fund.  If the balance in a 
fund is insufficient to support this 
additional appropriation without 
requiring any layoffs or reductions in 
any other appropriation from the fund, 
the commissioner of finance shall 
submit a request to the 1989 regular 
session to cover the deficiency with an 
appropriation from the general fund. 
 The regents of the University of 
Minnesota shall pay $3,956,700 from 
money previously appropriated for 
operations and maintenance of the 
university to the commissioner of 
employee relations for credit to the 
employee insurance trust fund. 
(c) Dependent Care Expenses
 Until June 30, 1989, the commissioner 
of employee relations may use FICA 
savings generated from the dependent 
care expense account program to pay for 
the administrative costs of the program.
(d) Managers Plan
 Notwithstanding Laws 1987, chapter 404, 
section 43, subdivision 2, within the 
provisions of the managerial plan 
approved under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 43A.18, an agency may not 
exceed a four percent average for 
aggregate performance increases for its 
managers. 
     Sec. 10.  REVENUE
(a) Charitable Gambling Tax Enforcement                   194,300
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation for tax compliance in 
Laws 1987, chapter 404, section 20, 
subdivision 6. 
 The approved complement of the 
department of revenue is increased by 
four positions in fiscal year 1989. 
(b) Metropolitan Landfill Administration           
 In fiscal year 1988 $8,500 is 
appropriated from the metropolitan 
landfill abatement fund and $8,500 is 
appropriated from the metropolitan 
landfill contingency action fund to the 
department of revenue for the purpose 
of reimbursing the department for costs 
incurred by the department in 
administering Minnesota Statutes, 
section 473.843, during fiscal year 
1988. 
 $40,800 in fiscal year 1989 is 
appropriated from the metropolitan 
landfill contingency action fund and in 
fiscal year 1989 $40,800 is 
appropriated from the metropolitan 
landfill abatement fund to the 
department of revenue for the purpose 
of administering Minnesota Statutes, 
section 473.843. 
     Sec. 11.  NATURAL RESOURCES
(a) Forest Nurseries                         400,000      490,000
 This appropriation is from the forest 
management fund and is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 22, subdivision 4. 
(b) Hybrid Aspen Operational Studies          80,000
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 22, subdivision 4.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year. 
(c) Statewide Forest Inventory
and Analysis                                 270,000
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
the first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year. 
(d) Oak Wilt Control                                    
 $64,000 appropriated to the 
commissioner of natural resources for 
oak wilt control in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 22, subdivision 4, for 
fiscal year 1988 does not cancel and is 
available for fiscal year 1989.  
(e) Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area                    50,000
 This appropriation is to construct an 
observation deck and picnic area at 
Thief Lake wildlife management area.  
This appropriation is from the general 
fund and is an addition to the funds 
appropriated in Laws 1987, chapter 404, 
section 22, subdivision 7.  
(f) Red Lake Wildlife Management Area                       8,000
 This appropriation is to rehabilitate 
the Norris Tower picnic site on the Red 
Lake wildlife management area.  This 
appropriation is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 22, subdivision 7. 
(g) Rochester Wildlife Lands
 The commissioner shall study and report 
to the legislature by January 1, 1989, 
the feasibility of a land exchange with 
Olmsted county for the wildlife lands 
located adjacent to the former 
Rochester State Hospital facility.  
(h) Tettegouche Camp Buildings                             20,000
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 22, subdivision 5, and 
must be used to conduct a study and 
report to the legislature by January 1, 
1989, on alternative uses for the 
"Tettegouche Camp Buildings."  The 
study must address the costs associated 
with each of the alternatives 
identified, including ongoing use of 
buildings. 
(i) Paul Bunyan Trail                                      35,000
 This appropriation is for a lease 
purchase agreement and for safety 
purposes on the abandoned Burlington 
Northern railroad line between Baxter 
and Bemidji, Minnesota designated as 
the Paul Bunyan Trail by an act styled 
as H.F. No. 2155.  This appropriation 
is added to the appropriation in Laws 
1987, section 22, subdivision 6. 
(j) Willard Munger Trail                           
 Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
section 344.03, subdivision 1, as part 
of the settlement of a property line 
dispute on the Hinckley to Moose Lake 
segment of the Minnesota-Wisconsin 
Boundary State Trail (Willard Munger 
State Trail), the commissioner shall 
fence the state property boundary line 
located in T41N, R21W, section 13 in 
SE1/4 and NE1/4 of the SW1/4. 
(k) Hill-Annex Mine State Park                            298,000
 $270,000 of this appropriation is for 
pumping costs, including the purchase 
and installation of pumps, pipelines, 
and associated facilities.  The 
commissioner of natural resources may 
seek additional matching money from 
organizations having access to 
historical preservation money to 
complement this appropriation.  The 
commissioner of natural resources shall 
prepare a financial report on the use 
of this appropriation for the chairs of 
the house appropriations and senate 
finance committees no later than 
January 1, 1990. 
$28,000 of this appropriation is from 
the state parks maintenance and 
operations account in the special 
revenue fund.  The approved complement 
of the department of natural resources 
is increased by two positions. 
(l) Conservation Officer Salaries            109,200
 $95,000 is appropriated from the game 
and fish fund in fiscal year 1988 and 
$14,200 is appropriated from the 
general fund in fiscal year 1988 and is 
added to the appropriation in Laws 
1987, chapter 404, section 22, 
subdivision 8, and is to be used to 
fund salary range compression for 
conservation officers resulting from an 
arbitration award.  Any unencumbered 
balance for the first year shall be 
made available for the second year.  
Should the department be faced with 
holding conservation officer positions 
vacant because of funding constraints 
as a result of this arbitration, the 
department shall consider such factors 
as population density, enforcement 
issues, intensity of public use, and 
impact on the state's efforts to 
protect the state's natural resources 
in determining which positions will be 
held vacant.  Beginning July 1, 1989, 
and after consideration of the report 
required by Laws 1987, chapter 404, 
section 58, those positions assigned to 
undercover activities shall be assigned 
the lowest priority and shall be 
eliminated before other conservation 
officer positions are held vacant. 
(m) Hinckley Trail
 The commissioner in cooperation with 
the commissioner of the Minnesota 
department of transportation shall 
study the feasibility of connecting St. 
Croix State Park and the Hinckley Trail 
via a MNDOT right-of-way and report to 
the legislature by January 1, 1989. 
(n) Sunken Ships
 The commissioner shall study the 
feasibility of expanding the boundaries 
of Split Rock Lighthouse state park or 
another more suitable state park on the 
North shore of Lake Superior to include 
sunken ships for underwater 
interpretation.  The study shall 
include but not be limited to the legal 
ramifications of annexing such a site, 
the cost of such an annexation, the 
quality of the underwater diving 
experience that the site would offer 
and a potential timetable for 
acquisition.  The commissioner shall 
report the study to the legislature by 
January 1, 1989. 
(o) Emergency Firefighting
 The amount necessary to pay for 
emergency firefighting expenses is 
added to the appropriation in Laws 
1987, chapter 404, section 22, 
subdivision 4.  The commissioner shall 
submit to the chairs of the senate 
finance and house of representatives 
appropriations committees by January 1, 
1989, a report of firefighting 
expenditures, including recommendations 
for future funding of this activity. 
(p) International Wolf Center                150,000 
 This appropriation is to be used as a 
grant to the International Wolf Center 
Committee for a review of the site 
selection process and planning and site 
preparation of an International Wolf 
Center.  The review of the site 
selection process will be conducted by 
a select committee appointed by the 
chairs of the house appropriations and 
senate finance committees.  The 
committee shall evaluate the process 
used in determining the proposed site 
for the Wolf Center and report its 
findings to the chairs of the house 
appropriations and senate finance 
committees no later than January 1, 
1989.  Any expenses associated with the 
select committee's activities shall be 
paid from this grant.  
(q) Wildlife Development                     120,000
 This appropriation is for the planning 
and engineering work on the visitor 
center and office building at Lac Qui 
Parle Wildlife Management Area.  
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
chapter 16B, if there are no small 
businesses owned or operated by 
socially or economically disadvantaged 
persons located within 25 miles of this 
project site, the commissioner may 
award the amount required under 
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16B, for 
set-aside procurement for the 
construction associated with this 
project to other small businesses 
within 25 miles of the project site. 
    Sec. 12.  ZOOLOGICAL BOARD 
(a) Exotic Species                                        200,000
 This appropriation is for a grant for 
the permanent exhibition of an exotic 
species that has a high visitor appeal, 
will serve to further the education 
mission of the zoological garden and 
has been exhibited successfully in 
other zoos. 
(b) Marine Exhibit                                      1,200,000
 This appropriation is for a grant to 
the zoological garden for renovation of 
the water and filtration systems which 
serve the existing beluga whale 
facility.  None of the grant money may 
be released until the zoo board has 
completed and submitted to the chair of 
the senate finance and chair of the 
house appropriations committees a final 
construction plan for the renovation of 
the beluga whale facility into a marine 
exhibit.  The final construction plan 
must include a detailed plan by the 
zoological board for financing the 
remainder of the project.  If the 
financing includes using funds from the 
zoological garden's reserve fund, the 
financing plan must include a plan for 
the replenishing of the reserve fund. 
(c) Zoo Hours         
 The Minnesota zoological garden must be 
open to the public without charge for 
at least two days each month.  However, 
the zoo may charge at any time for 
special services and for admission to 
special facilities for the education, 
entertainment, or convenience of 
visitors. 
(d) Zoo Employees
 The classified positions of zoo 
development director, zoo animal 
program director, zoo operations 
director, and senior veterinarian at 
the Minnesota zoological garden are 
abolished, effective July 1, 1988.  The 
Minnesota zoological board may create 
similar positions in the unclassified 
service under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 43A.08, subdivision 1a, as 
amended by this act. 
     Sec. 13.  POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY 
(a) Upgrading Health Lab                                   63,000
 This appropriation shall be transferred 
to the Department of Health for 
upgrading laboratory facilities used 
for testing water quality samples and 
training associated staff.  This 
appropriation is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 24, subdivision 2. 
(b) Emergency Responders Training Academy                  35,000
 This appropriation is for a grant to 
the Minnesota Emergency Responders 
Training Academy for hazardous 
materials handling training and is in 
addition to the money appropriated in 
Laws 1987, chapter 404, section 24, 
subdivision 4.  
(c) Balance Canceled
 $2,500,000 of the unencumbered balance 
in the water pollution control fund 
must be canceled and transferred to the 
general fund on July 1, 1988. 
(d) Municipal Litigation Loans                            100,000
 This appropriation is from the water 
pollution control fund for the 
municipal litigation loan program 
established by this act.  Repayments of 
the loans shall be credited to the fund.
(e) Non-Ferrous Mineral Strategic 
Planning                                     150,000
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
the first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year. 
 The approved complement of the 
pollution control agency is increased 
by three positions. 
 $23,300 of this appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources. 
(f) Wastewater Treatment Grants
 $6,000,000 of the money appropriated in 
Laws 1987, chapter 400, section 7, for 
construction of wastewater treatment 
facilities grants are for supplemental 
grants to those communities that have 
received wastewater treatment grants 
during the period between October 1, 
1984, and September 30, 1987.  The 
supplemental grants are the first phase 
of an attempt to make the grant amounts 
awarded to these communities equitable 
with the grant amounts awarded to 
communities before and after these 
dates and must be distributed according 
to the conditions established by this 
act. 
 The pollution control agency shall 
develop criteria and a selection 
process for the distribution of 
wastewater treatment facilities grants 
for towns and unorganized areas.  The 
commissioner shall study the lake water 
pollution problems associated with 
wastewater in those areas and report to 
the chairs of the house appropriations 
and senate finance committees with 
recommendations concerning how to 
address these areas before January 2, 
1989. 
(g) Thompson Township                         50,000
 This appropriation is from the water 
pollution control fund to Thompson 
township for planning, development, and 
construction of a facility or 
facilities to correct water well 
contamination.  The pollution control 
agency must review and approve any 
facility or facilities proposed under 
this paragraph.  Any unencumbered 
balance of this appropriation is 
available for the construction of 
facilities. 
     Sec. 14.  TRADE AND ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT
(a) Travel Information Centers                23,000      577,000
 Responsibility for operating travel 
information centers is transferred 
under Minnesota Statutes, section 
15.039, from the commissioner of 
transportation to the commissioner of 
trade and economic development, 
effective July 1, 1988.  $288,000 
appropriated from the trunk highway 
fund by Laws 1987, chapter 358, section 
2, and ten positions are included in 
the transfer.  By July 1, 1988, the 
director of tourism and the 
commissioner of transportation shall 
enter into an interagency agreement 
outlining the duties, relationships, 
and responsibilities for the operation 
and maintenance of the travel 
information centers.  The agreement 
must contain, but need not be limited 
to, issues of maintenance 
responsibility, use of space, 
equipment, repairs and betterments, and 
grounds and buildings upkeep.  A copy 
of the agreement must be provided to 
the chairs of the senate finance and 
house appropriations committees by July 
15, 1988. 
 The metropolitan airports commission 
shall establish, fund, maintain, and 
operate a travel information center at 
the Minneapolis-St. Paul international 
airport.  The metropolitan airports 
commission shall consult with the 
office of tourism regarding proper 
staffing and information to be provided.
(b) World Trade Center Marketing                           50,000
 The commissioner of trade and economic 
development shall fully implement the 
terms and conditions of the interagency 
agreement signed with the Minnesota 
World Trade Center corporation to 
market and schedule the conference and 
training center. 
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 26, subdivision 2. 
(c) Council on Productivity and Quality
 Any unencumbered balance of the 
appropriation for the Minnesota council 
on productivity and quality for fiscal 
year 1988 may be carried forward to 
fiscal year 1989. 
 The purpose of adding three new members 
to the Minnesota council on 
productivity and quality is to address 
the gender imbalance of the council. 
(d) Advanced Integrated
Manufacturing Center                                      500,000
(e) Symposium on International
Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship                 200,000
(f) Celebrate Minnesota 1990                            1,000,000
 The approved complement of the 
department of trade and economic 
development is increased by four 
positions in fiscal year 1989. 
(g) Minnesota Marketplace                                 350,000
(h) Invention and Innovation                  25,000       75,000
 This appropriation is for the business 
promotion division to contract for the 
study and design of a comprehensive, 
integrated, invention and innovation 
support and marketing system.  The 
study must examine the feasibility of 
locating an invention and innovation 
center in the Twin Cities metropolitan 
area, with a statewide network 
involving Twin Cities' suburban and 
greater Minnesota communities. The 
design must include an educational 
component to encourage greater interest 
in innovative and inventive methods.  
It must also provide proposals for 
linking Minnesota-based invention and 
innovation activities with similar 
efforts occuring both nationally and 
internationally. 
 An interim report must be submitted to 
the legislature by January 15, 1989, 
and a final report must be submitted to 
the legislature by June 30, 1989. 
(i) Mississippi Regional Park                             600,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of trade and economic 
development, who shall provide a grant 
to the suburban Hennepin regional park 
district and the Minneapolis park and 
recreation board in the amounts and at 
the times requested jointly by the 
district and the board for acquiring 
and developing their respective 
portions of the Mississippi regional 
park. 
(j) Motion Picture and Television Board 
 Notwithstanding Laws 1987, chapter 404, 
section 26, subdivision 3, the 
appropriation in that subdivision for 
the Minnesota motion picture board for 
fiscal year 1989 is available upon 
receipt by the board of $1 in matching 
contributions of money or in kind from 
nonstate sources for every $3 provided 
by that appropriation. 
(k) Great River Road                                      750,000
 This appropriation is for a grant to 
the city of Minneapolis to pay 
principal and interest due on bonds 
issued by the city of Minneapolis for 
land acquisition and development for 
the Great River Road project along the 
central waterfront in downtown 
Minneapolis. 
 The city of Minneapolis may issue 
$5,000,000 in general obligation bonds 
to acquire and develop land in 
connection with the Great River Road 
project.  The bonds must be issued 
before June 30, 1989.  Bonds issued 
under this authority are not included 
in the net debt of the city as defined 
in Minnesota Statutes, section 475.51, 
subdivision 4. 
 Upon certification by the city of 
Minneapolis to the commissioners of 
finance and pollution control that the 
city has issued $3,500,000 in bonds 
under this authority, any current or 
future repayments required by Minnesota 
Statutes, section 116.162, subdivision 
6, are canceled. 
(l) Como Park Conservatory                                800,000
 This appropriation is for a grant to 
the city of St. Paul to pay principal 
and interest due on bonds issued by the 
city to remodel and refurbish the Como 
Park conservatory.  
 The city of St. Paul may issue up to 
$5,000,000 in general obligation bonds 
to remodel and refurbish the Como Park 
conservatory.  The bonds must be issued 
before June 30, 1989.  The city may 
also issue up to $5,500,000 in general 
obligation bonds to reconstruct Shepard 
road and Warner road.  The bonds must 
be issued before December 31, 1992.  
None of the bond proceeds may be used 
to develop a grade-separated 
interchange at the intersection of 
Shepard and Chestnut roads.  The bonds 
must be issued under Minnesota 
Statutes, chapter 475, except that the 
bonds are not subject to its election 
requirements or debt limits.  Bonds 
issued under this authority are not 
included in the net debt of the city as 
defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 
475.51, subdivision 4. 
 Upon certification by the city of St. 
Paul to the commissioners of finance 
and pollution control that the city has 
issued $10,500,000 in bonds under this 
authority, any current or future 
repayments required by Minnesota 
Statutes, section 116.162, subdivision 
6, are canceled. 
(m) Trout Lake                                             50,000
 This appropriation is for a grant to a 
nonprofit association or fraternal 
organization for the acquisition of a 
park on land formerly owned by United 
States steel corporation on Trout Lake 
in Itasca county. 
(n) Trade Model
 $15,000 of the fiscal year 1989 
appropriation under Laws of Minnesota 
1987, chapter 404, section 26, 
subdivision 9, is available to the 
commissioner for the costs of 
administering the contract for 
consultant services for development of 
the trade model. 
(o) Economic Recovery Grants 
 Up to $800,000 of the appropriation for 
economic recovery grants is available 
for projects located within the 
geographic boundaries of at least one 
of four or more local units of 
government acting under a joint powers 
agreement under the cooperative 
secondary facilities grant act.  A 
municipality located in a local unit 
acting under a joint powers agreement 
must apply for a grant.  Applications 
must be made to the commissioner of 
trade and economic development.  
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
section 116J.873, a grant under this 
subdivision may be for more than 
$500,000 and a specific project does 
not have to be identified.  A grant 
under this subdivision must be used for 
a manufacturing project and at least $1 
of nonstate money must be used for 
every $4 of grant money.  A grant under 
this paragraph may not be used to 
finance a project for an existing 
business that is transferring all or a 
part of its operations as a result of 
the grant. 
     Sec. 15.  WORLD TRADE CENTER 
CORPORATION
General Operations                                        430,300
 Any unexpended funds appropriated to 
the commissioner of administration for 
operating expenses of the conference 
and service center in the Minnesota 
World Trade Center are available to the 
Minnesota World Trade Center board for 
general operating expenses and program 
development for the center. 
 The Minnesota World Trade Center board 
shall make a report to the legislature 
by March 1, 1989.  This report shall 
include a three-year plan, a detailed 
outline of what steps the trade center 
board will take to implement this plan, 
and a description of the activities 
that have taken place to implement the 
plan. 
 Up to $50,000 is for the international 
trade network, to be spent jointly with 
the Minnesota trade office.  This 
appropriation must be matched 
dollar-for-dollar by nonstate money or 
in-kind contributions. 
     Sec. 16.  AMATEUR SPORTS
COMMISSION
(a) Commission Operations                                 168,000
 The approved complement of the amateur 
athletic commission is increased by two 
positions in fiscal year 1989. 
 The commission shall make a 
concentrated effort to recruit women 
athletes and athletic events for women 
to its facilities. 
 The Minnesota amateur sports commission 
shall continue to encourage, promote, 
and assist local and regional amateur 
sports groups and facilities. 
(b) Blaine Sports Facility Operations                     150,000
 $75,000 is available only upon 
demonstration to the commissioner of 
finance of a dollar-for-dollar match 
with nonstate contributions. 
 $75,000 must be repaid to the general 
fund from revenues from operation of 
the national sports center by July 1, 
1992. 
     Sec. 17.  HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY
Housing for the Homeless                                  150,000
This appropriation is for a 
demonstration rehabilitation project of 
eight to ten units under the housing 
grants for homeless individuals program 
created by the bill styled as H.F. No. 
2126 of the 1988 regular session.  The 
agency will study and evaluate the 
project and report the results to the 
legislature by January 1, 1990.  The 
study must include a recommendation on 
the feasibility of continuing the 
program. 
     Sec. 18.  STATE PLANNING AGENCY
(a) Study of State and Local 
Service Responsibility                                     
 Up to $75,000 of any unencumbered 
balance of the general fund 
appropriation for fiscal year 1988 in 
Laws 1987, chapter 404, section 29, 
does not cancel and is available for 
the second year of the biennium to 
continue a state and local service 
responsibility study. 
(b) Information Resources Policy                           10,000
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1987, chapter 
404, section 29, and must be used for 
payment of the state of Minnesota's 
annual dues in the Harvard University's 
program on Information Resources Policy.
(c) Aquaculture                                            40,000
 The state planning agency shall seek 
matching money for this project from 
other major agencies involved in the 
project.  This appropriation is in 
addition to the money appropriated in 
Laws 1987, chapter 404, section 29. 
(d) Planning for Youth Employment                          80,000
 This appropriation is for the planning 
grants authorized by article 3, section 
2, of this act. 
(e) Cold Weather Testing Task Force                        15,000
     Sec. 19.  LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Study of Workers' Compensation 
Medical Costs                                135,000
 This appropriation is from the workers' 
compensation special compensation 
fund.  Any unencumbered balance 
remaining in the first year does not 
cancel and is available for the second 
year. 
     Sec. 20.  VETERANS AFFAIRS
Morrison County State Veterans Cemetery
 The commissioner of veterans affairs 
shall study the Morrison county 
cemetery and report to the legislature 
by December 15, 1988, on its 
suitability for use as a state 
veterans' cemetery, including 
anticipated costs of site development 
and ongoing operational costs. 
     Sec. 21.  MILITARY AFFAIRS  
(a) State Cash Bonus Payments              1,160,000
 The adjutant general shall pay a state 
cash bonus of $100 no later than June 
30, 1989, to any member of the 
Minnesota national guard who has served 
satisfactorily, as defined by the 
adjutant general, as an active member 
of the Minnesota national guard during 
the 1988 federal fiscal year.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year. 
 The amount available for the bonus 
payments is limited to the amount 
appropriated for such payments in this 
section. 
 Any member of the Minnesota national 
guard who elects to take a credit for 
compensation for personal services in 
the Minnesota national guard against 
the tax due under chapter 290 is not 
eligible for the bonus payment. 
(b) Tuition Reimbursement                               1,040,000
 The adjutant general shall establish a 
program providing tuition reimbursement 
for members of the Minnesota national 
guard in accordance with this section. 
 An active member of the Minnesota 
national guard serving satisfactorily, 
as defined by the adjutant general, at 
any time during state fiscal year 1989, 
shall be reimbursed for tuition paid 
during state fiscal year 1989 to a 
post-secondary education institution as 
defined by Minnesota Statutes, section 
136A.15, subdivision 5, upon proof of 
satisfactory completion of course work. 
 In the case of tuition paid to a public 
institution located in Minnesota, 
tuition is limited to an amount equal 
to 50 percent of the cost of tuition at 
that public institution for the 
1988-1989 academic year, except as 
provided in this section. 
 In the case of tuition paid to a 
Minnesota private institution or a 
public or private institution not 
located in Minnesota, reimbursement is 
limited to 50 percent of the cost of 
tuition for lower division programs in 
the college of liberal arts at the twin 
cities campus of the university of 
Minnesota in the 1988-1989 academic 
year, except as provided in this 
section. 
 In the case of tuition paid to a public 
or private technical or vocational 
school or community college located in 
Minnesota or outside of Minnesota for a 
single course or limited number of 
courses, the completion of which do not 
result in a degree, the full amount of 
tuition up to $250 must be reimbursed. 
 If a member of the Minnesota national 
guard is killed in the line of state 
active duty, the state shall reimburse 
100 percent of the cost of tuition for 
post-secondary courses satisfactorily 
completed by any surviving spouse and 
any surviving dependents who are 21 
years old or younger.  Reimbursement 
for surviving spouses and dependents is 
limited in amount and duration as is 
reimbursement for the national guard 
member. 
 The amount of tuition reimbursement for 
each eligible individual shall be 
determined by the adjutant general 
according to rules formulated within 30 
days of the effective date of this 
section. 
 Tuition reimbursement received under 
this section shall not be considered by 
the Minnesota higher education 
coordinating board or by any other 
state board, commission, or entity in 
determining a person's eligibility for 
a scholarship or grant-in-aid under 
sections 136A.09 to 136A.132. 
 Tuition reimbursement to be paid to a 
member of the national guard who has 
received a cash bonus under paragraph 
(a) must be reduced by the amount of 
the bonus. 
 The amount available for the tuition 
assistance is limited to the amount 
appropriated for tuition assistance in 
this section. 
 Any member of the Minnesota national 
guard who elects to take a credit for 
compensation for personal services in 
the Minnesota national guard against 
the tax due under chapter 290 is not 
eligible for the tuition reimbursement. 
 The department of military affairs 
shall keep an accurate record of the 
recipients of the bonus awards and 
tuition grants.  The department shall 
make an interim report to the 
legislature by March 1, 1989, on the 
effectiveness of the bonus payments and 
tuition assistance program in retaining 
and recruiting members for the 
Minnesota national guard.  The final 
report to the legislature shall be made 
by January 1, 1990.  These reports 
shall include, but are not limited to, 
a review of the effect that the bonus 
payments, and tuition assistance 
programs have on the reenlistment rate 
of new members.  The report shall 
include an accurate record of the 
effect that both the tuition 
reimbursement program and the bonus 
payments have on the recruitment and 
retention of members by rank, 
operational unit, unit location, 
individual income level, race, and sex. 
 The department of military affairs 
shall make a specific effort to recruit 
and retain women and members of 
minority groups into the guard through 
the use of the tuition reimbursement 
and bonus payments program. 
     Sec. 22.  HUMAN RIGHTS
(a) Data and Word Processing                               30,000
 The approved complement of the 
department of human rights is increased 
by one position in fiscal year 1989. 
 The department shall consult with the 
information policy office regarding its 
future data processing needs. 
(b) Investigative Unit                                     65,000
The approved complement of the 
department of human rights is increased 
by two positions in fiscal year 1989. 
     Sec. 23.  COUNCIL ON THE AFFAIRS OF
SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE                                    28,000
 The appropriation is a one-time 
appropriation for the establishment of 
a research component of the council on 
the affairs of Spanish speaking people. 
     Sec. 24.  COUNCIL ON PEOPLE WITH
DISABILITIES
Handicapped Arts Organizations                             50,000
 This appropriation is for the Council 
on People with Disabilities to make 
general support grants, in consultation 
with the state board of the arts, to 
statewide handicapped arts 
organizations regardless of the size of 
their operating budgets.  The board is 
encouraged to support handicapped arts 
organizations by providing technical 
and grant assistance as well as seeking 
partnership opportunities with the 
private sector. 
     Sec. 25.  RECOGNITION 
 Any project that is funded by state 
appropriation where there is 
recognition of significant 
contributions shall include the state 
of Minnesota as a significant 
contributor to the project. 
    Sec. 26.  [REGIONAL PARK ACQUISITION.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.] The legislature 
finds that there is a need for a regional park on Lake 
Minnetonka to serve the recreation open space needs of the 
citizens of the entire metropolitan area and that it is in the 
public interest to authorize acquisition of land for such a park 
in accordance with the master plan approved by the metropolitan 
council.  
    Subd. 2.  [ACQUISITION.] Notwithstanding any contrary 
provision of law, the suburban Hennepin regional park district 
may acquire real property for a Lake Minnetonka regional park by 
purchase, gift, or eminent domain pursuant to Minnesota 
Statutes, chapter 117, without local consent or approval by any 
affected municipality or other local governmental unit.  
    Subd. 3.  [METROPOLITAN COUNCIL APPROVAL.] Before any 
acquisition of real property by eminent domain pursuant to 
subdivision 1, the metropolitan council must find, following 
public hearing, that: 
    (1) acquisition of the property is in the public interest; 
    (2) negotiations for acquisition of the property have not 
resulted in acquisition of land by purchase; 
    (3) the proposed acquisition is consistent with the 
approved master plan maintained by the metropolitan council; and 
    (4) the district is able to carry out the plan and operate 
the regional park. 
The findings required by this subdivision may have been made 
before or may be made on or after the effective date of this act.
    Subd. 4.  [SMALL HOMESTEAD LIFE ESTATE.] The park district 
may not acquire the fee title to a homestead of less than 20 
acres by eminent domain without the written consent of the 
owner, but the district may acquire all title to the property 
except for a life estate in the person or persons residing on 
the homestead. 
    Subd. 5.  [EXPIRATION.] Authority to acquire real property 
through eminent domain as provided in subdivisions 2 and 3 
expires on December 31, 1989, except that an acquisition 
approved by the metropolitan council before January 1, 1990, may 
continue. 
    Subd. 6.  [APPLICATION.] This section applies in the 
counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and 
Washington.  
    Sec. 27.  [REPORT NOT REQUIRED.] 
    Notwithstanding Laws 1987, chapter 404, section 16, 
subdivision 5, the commissioner of administration is not 
required to prepare a report to the legislature recommending 
criteria for awarding operational and equipment grants to public 
broadcasting stations. 
    Sec. 28.  [DEER FEEDING NOT REQUIRED.] 
    Notwithstanding Laws 1987, chapter 404, section 22, 
subdivision 7, $127,900 in fiscal year 1988 and $127,900 in 
fiscal year 1989 need not be used for emergency deer feeding. 
    Sec. 29.  [CONSOLIDATION OF SPECIAL FUNDS.] 
    Notwithstanding Laws 1987, chapter 404, section 18, 
subdivision 1, the governor's budget recommendations submitted 
to the legislature in January 1989 need not include as general 
fund revenues and appropriations for fiscal years 1990 and 1991 
all revenues and expenditures previously accounted for in other 
operating funds, but the commissioner of finance shall submit to 
the chairs of the senate finance and house of representatives 
appropriations committees by October 1, 1988, recommendations 
for consolidation of specific operating funds and accounts for 
those fiscal years.  
     The costs of the corporate audit function in the department 
of revenue will be appropriated from the general fund after July 
1, 1989. 
    Sec. 30.  [BUDGET GUIDELINES.] 
    As a supplement to their budget requests for the 1989-1991 
biennium, state agencies shall provide to the senate committee 
on finance and the house of representatives committee on 
appropriations base level budget figures that follow the 
guidelines in this section.  
    (a) Before considering the salary supplement, they shall 
fund current personnel positions at the salary levels that will 
be in effect for those positions on July 1, 1989, at no higher a 
percentage of salary than those positions were funded during 
fiscal year 1989, with no allowance for past position 
underfunding except as provided in paragraph (c). 
    (b) In preparing their requests for supplies and expenses, 
they shall use prices and rates in effect at the time the 
requests are prepared, with no allowance for future inflation. 
    (c) In order to provide money to fully fund current 
personnel positions, workers compensation costs, unemployment 
compensation costs, or other obligations, each agency is 
encouraged to evaluate the worth of its current activities.  
Savings achieved by cutting back on less worthy activities may 
be used to fully fund its other obligations.  The agency shall 
state the reasons why it proposes to cut back on an activity. 
    Sec. 31.  [CAPITAL BUDGET IN FIRST YEAR FOR SECOND.] 
    Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.11, 
subdivision 1, in submitting a proposed biennial budget to the 
legislature, beginning with the 1989 legislative session, the 
governor is requested to submit capital bonding proposals in the 
first year of the biennium for legislative action in the second 
year of the biennium.  
    Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
3.885, is amended to read:  
    3.885 [LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE COMMISSION ON PLANNING AND 
FISCAL POLICY.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The legislative committee 
commission on planning and fiscal policy consists of 18 members 
of the senate and the house of representatives appointed by the 
legislative coordinating commission.  Vacancies on the committee 
commission are filled in the same manner as original 
appointments.  The committee commission shall elect a chair and 
a vice-chair from among its members.  The chair alternates 
between a member of the senate and a member of the house in 
January of each odd-numbered year. 
    Subd. 2.  [COMPENSATION.] Members of the committee 
commission are compensated in the manner provided by section 
3.101. 
    Subd. 3.  [STAFF.] (a) The committee commission may hire 
staff necessary to carry out its duties and may also: 
    (1) employ and fix the salaries of professional, technical, 
clerical, and other staff of the commission; 
    (2) employ and discharge staff solely on the basis of their 
fitness to perform their duties and without regard to political 
affiliation; 
    (3) buy necessary furniture, equipment, and supplies; 
    (4) enter into contracts for necessary services, equipment, 
office, and supplies; 
    (5) provide its staff with computer capability necessary to 
carry out assigned duties.  The computer should be capable of 
receiving data and transmitting data to computers maintained by 
the executive and judicial departments of state government that 
are used for budgetary and revenue purposes; and 
    (6) use other legislative staff. 
    (b) The legislative coordinating commission shall provide 
office space and administrative support to the committee.  The 
commissioners of finance and revenue shall supply the committee 
with information upon request of the chair.  The state planning 
agency shall report to the committee, and the committee may make 
recommendations to the state planning agency.  
    Subd. 4.  [AGENCIES TO COOPERATE.] All departments, 
agencies, and education institutions of the executive and 
judicial branches must comply with a request of the commission 
for information, data, estimates, and statistics on the funding 
revenue operations, and other affairs of the department, agency 
or education institution.  The commissioner of finance and the 
commissioner of revenue shall provide the commission with full 
and free access to information, data, estimates, and statistics 
in the possession of the finance and revenue departments on the 
state budget, revenue, expenditures, and tax expenditures. 
    Subd. 5.  [DUTIES.] (a) The committee commission shall 
study and evaluate the actual and projected expenditures by 
state government, the actual and projected sources of revenue 
that support these expenditures, and the various options 
available to meet the state's future fiscal needs.: 
    (1) provide the legislature with research and analysis of 
current and projected state revenue, state expenditures, and 
state tax expenditures; 
    (2) provide the legislature with a report analyzing the 
governor's proposed levels of revenue and expenditures for 
biennial budgets submitted under section 16A.11 as well as other 
supplemental budget submittals to the legislature by the 
governor; 
    (3) provide an analysis of the impact of the governor's 
proposed revenue and expenditure plans for the next biennium; 
    (4) conduct research on matters of economic and fiscal 
policy and report to the legislature on the result of the 
research; 
    (5) provide economic reports and studies on the state of 
the state's economy, including trends and forecasts for 
consideration by the legislature; 
    (6) conduct budget and tax studies and provide general 
fiscal and budgetary information; 
    (7) review and make recommendations on the operation of 
state programs in order to appraise the implementation of state 
laws regarding the expenditure of funds and to recommend means 
of improving their efficiency; 
    (8) recommend to the legislature changes in the mix of 
revenue sources for programs, in the percentage of state 
expenditures devoted to major programs, and in the role of the 
legislature in overseeing state government expenditures and 
revenue projections; and 
     (9) make a continuing study and investigation of the 
building needs of the government of the state of Minnesota, 
including, but not limited to the following:  the current and 
future requirements of new buildings, the maintenance of 
existing buildings, rehabilitating and remodeling of old 
buildings, the planning for administrative offices, and the 
exploring of methods of financing building and related costs. 
    (b) In performing this duty its duties under paragraph (a), 
the committee commission shall consider, among other things: 
    (1) the relative dependence on state tax revenues, federal 
funds, and user fees to support state-funded programs, and 
whether the existing mix of revenue sources is appropriate, 
given the purposes of the programs; 
    (2) the relative percentages of state expenditures that are 
devoted to major programs such as education, assistance to local 
government, aid to individuals, state agencies and institutions, 
and debt service; and 
    (3) the role of the legislature in overseeing state 
government expenditures, including legislative appropriation of 
money from the general fund, legislative appropriation of money 
from funds other than the general fund, state agency receipt of 
money into revolving and other dedicated funds and expenditure 
of money from these funds, and state agency expenditure of 
federal funds. 
    As necessary, the committee shall recommend to the 
legislature changes in the mix of revenue sources for programs, 
in the percentage of state expenditures devoted to major 
programs, and in the role of the legislature in overseeing state 
government expenditures.  The committee may also make 
recommendations for changes in the design or continuing 
operation of programs.  
    (c) The committee's commission's recommendations must 
consider the long-term needs of the state.  The recommendations 
must not duplicate work done by standing committees of the 
senate and house of representatives. 
    The committee commission shall report to the legislature on 
its activities and recommendations by January 15 of each 
odd-numbered year. 
    The commission shall provide the public with printed and 
electronic copies of reports and information for the legislature.
Copies must be provided at the actual cost of furnishing each 
copy. 
    Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 3.9223, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 5.  [POWERS.] The council shall have power to 
contract in its own name.  Contracts shall be approved by a 
majority of the members of the council and executed by the chair 
and the executive director.  The council may apply for, receive, 
and expend in its own name grants and gifts of money consistent 
with the power and duties specified in this section.  
    The council shall appoint, subject to the approval of the 
governor, an executive director who shall be experienced in 
administrative activities and familiar with the problems and 
needs of Spanish-speaking people.  The council may delegate to 
the executive director any powers and duties under this section 
which do not require council approval.  The executive director 
and council staff shall serve in the unclassified service.  The 
executive director may be removed at any time by a majority vote 
of the entire council.  The executive director shall recommend 
to the council the appropriate staffing patterns necessary to 
carry out its duties.  The commissioner of administration shall 
provide the council with necessary administrative services, and 
the council shall reimburse the commissioner for the cost of 
these services. 
    Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 3.9225, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 5.  [POWERS.] The council shall have power to 
contract in its own name, provided that no money shall be 
accepted or received as a loan nor shall any indebtedness be 
incurred except as otherwise provided by law.  Contracts shall 
be approved by a majority of the members of the council and 
executed by the chair and the executive director.  The council 
may apply for, receive, and expend in its own name grants and 
gifts of money consistent with the power and duties specified in 
subdivisions 1 to 7. 
    The council shall appoint an executive director who shall 
be experienced in administrative activities and familiar with 
the problems and needs of Black people.  The council may 
delegate to the executive director any powers and duties under 
subdivisions 1 to 7 which do not require council approval.  The 
executive director shall serve in the unclassified service and 
may be removed at any time by the council.  The executive 
director shall recommend to the council, and the council may 
appoint, the appropriate staff necessary to carry out its 
duties.  All staff members shall also serve in the unclassified 
service.  The commissioner of administration shall provide the 
council with necessary administrative services, and the council 
shall reimburse the commissioner for the cost of these services. 
    Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 3.9226, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 5.  [POWERS.] (a) The council may contract in its own 
name but may not accept or receive a loan or incur indebtedness 
except as otherwise provided by law.  Contracts must be approved 
by a majority of the members of the council and executed by the 
chair and the executive director.  The council may apply for, 
receive, and expend in its own name grants and gifts of money 
consistent with the powers and duties specified in this section. 
    (b) The council shall appoint an executive director who is 
experienced in administrative activities and familiar with the 
problems and needs of Asian-Pacific people.  The council may 
delegate to the executive director any powers and duties under 
this section that do not require council approval.  The 
executive director serves in the unclassified service and may be 
removed at any time by the council.  The executive director 
shall recommend to the council, and the council may appoint, the 
appropriate staff necessary to carry out the duties of the 
council.  All staff members serve in the unclassified service. 
The commissioner of administration shall provide the council 
with necessary administrative services, for which the council 
shall reimburse the commissioner. 
    Sec. 36.  [4.071] [OIL OVERCHARGE MONEY.] 
    Money received by the state as a result of litigation or 
settlements of alleged violations of federal petroleum pricing 
regulations may not be spent until the legislative commission on 
Minnesota resources has reviewed the proposed projects and the 
money is specifically appropriated by law.  A work plan must be 
prepared for each proposed project for review by the 
commission.  The commission must recommend specific projects to 
the legislature. 
    Sec. 37.  [APPROPRIATION.] 
    Subdivision 1.  The amounts provided in this section are 
appropriated from the money received before the effective date 
of this section by the governor, the commissioner of finance, or 
any other state agency as a result of the settlement of the 
parties and order of the United States District Court for the 
District of Kansas in the case of In Re Department of Energy 
Stripper Well Exemption Litigation, 578 F.Supp. 586 (D. Kan. 
1983).  The appropriations remain available until expended. 
    Subd. 2.  $8,300,000 of the money received is appropriated 
to the commissioner of jobs and training for the purposes of the 
low-income weatherization assistance program.  A grant, loan or 
other means of assistance provided as a result of money 
appropriated under this subdivision must provide energy savings 
over a ten year period that the commissioner estimates to be 
equal to or exceeds the amount of the grant, loan or other means 
of assistance. 
    Subd. 3.  $282,000 is appropriated to the commissioner of 
administration, for the purposes of a grant to the Lake Isabella 
environmental learning center.  The grant must be used for the 
installation and operation of a wood burning central heating 
system located and operated in a manner that allows its use as a 
teaching station.  The commissioner may enter into an 
appropriate grant agreement to carry out the terms of the grant. 
    Subd. 4.  $77,000 is appropriated to the commissioner of 
administration for the natural resources research institute for 
the energy efficient comparison study of concrete block 
structures. 
    Subd. 5.  $2,000,000 is appropriated to the commissioner of 
administration for the agricultural utilization research 
institute for grants, not to exceed $100,000 per grant, for 
energy-related projects for research or demonstration projects 
that foster development or public demonstration of agricultural 
practices that minimize the use of energy in production 
agriculture. 
    Subd. 6.  $2,000,000 is appropriated to the commissioner of 
administration for the Minnesota cold climate building research 
center for research and technology transfer projects that 
promote energy savings in buildings. 
    Subd. 7.  $2,000,000 is appropriated to the commissioner of 
administration for the center of transportation studies for 
research and technology transfer projects that promote energy 
efficiency in transportation systems, including the use of 
bicycles. 
    Subd. 8.  $2,000,000 is appropriated to the commissioner of 
administration for the center for the science and application of 
superconductivity, for research and technology transfer projects 
that promote energy efficiency in the generation and 
transportation of electricity. 
    Subd. 9.  $10,000 is appropriated to the commissioner of 
administration for a grant to independent school district No. 
625, St. Paul, to prepare an application for a grant for a 
photo-voltaic cell project. 
    Subd. 10.  (a) The remainder of the money received under 
subdivision 1, any further money received by the state as a 
result of the settlement referred to in subdivision 1 and any 
investment earnings of this money that is not appropriated by 
subdivisions 2 to 9 is appropriated to the commissioner of 
administration to be used for grants to local units of 
government, school districts, post-secondary institutions, 
nonprofit organizations, and other individuals and business 
entities for research resulting in decreased dependence on 
fossil fuels and for technology transfer projects with the same 
purpose. 
    (b) Money available under this subdivision may not be spent 
until the legislative commission on Minnesota resources has 
reviewed the proposed projects.  A work plan must be prepared 
for proposed projects for review by the commission.  The 
commission must recommend specific projects to the commissioner. 
    Sec. 38.  [EXXON OIL OVERCHARGE APPROPRIATION.] 
    Money received by the state as a result of the settlement 
of the parties and order of the United States District Court for 
the District of Columbia in the case of United States v. Exxon 
Corp., 561 F. Supp. 816 (D.D.C. 1983), including any interest 
earned, is appropriated to the commissioner of public service to 
be spent in accordance with the order of the legislative 
advisory commission dated August 20, 1986, to remain available 
until expended. 
    Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 8.15, 
is amended to read: 
    8.15 [ATTORNEY GENERAL COSTS.] 
    The attorney general in consultation with the commissioner 
of finance shall assess executive branch agencies a fee for 
legal services rendered to them.  The budget requests of all 
executive branch agencies submitted to the legislature in each 
odd-numbered year must show the actual or estimated amount 
assessed, paid, and requested for each year.  The assessment 
against appropriations from other than the general fund must be 
the full amount of the fee.  The assessment against 
appropriations supported by fees must be included in the fee 
calculation.  Unless appropriations are made for fee supported 
costs, no payment by the agency is required.  The assessment 
against appropriations from the general fund not supported by 
fees must be one-half of the fee.  Receipts from assessments 
must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the 
general fund. 
    Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 10A.01, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 24.  [STATE COMMITTEE.] "State committee" means the 
organization which, by virtue of the bylaws of a political 
party, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the 
political party at the state level.  
    Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 10A.25, 
subdivision 10, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 10.  The expenditure limits imposed by this section 
apply only to candidates who agree to be bound by the limits as 
a condition of receiving a public subsidy for their campaigns in 
the form of: 
    (a) an allocation of money from the state elections 
campaign fund; or 
    (b) Credits against the tax due of individuals who 
contribute to that candidate. 
    Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 10A.31, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 5.  In each calendar year the moneys in each party 
account and the general account shall be allocated to candidates 
as follows: 
    (1) 21 percent for the offices of governor and lieutenant 
governor together; 
    (2) 3.6 percent for the office of attorney general; 
    (3) 1.8 percent each for the offices of secretary of state, 
state auditor and state treasurer; 
    (4) In each calendar year during the period in which state 
senators serve a four-year term, 23-1/3 percent for the office 
of state senator and 46-2/3 percent for the office of state 
representative; 
    (5) In each calendar year during the period in which state 
senators serve a two-year term, 35 percent each for the offices 
of state senator and state representative;. 
    In each calendar year the money in each party account shall 
be allocated as follows: 
    (1) 14 percent for the offices of governor and lieutenant 
governor together; 
    (2) 2.4 percent for the office of attorney general; 
    (3) 1.2 percent each for the offices of secretary of state, 
state auditor and state treasurer; 
    (4) In each calendar year during the period in which state 
senators serve a four-year term, 23-1/3 percent for the office 
of state senator and 46-2/3 percent for the office of state 
representative; 
    (5) In each calendar year during the period in which state 
senators serve a two-year term, 35 percent each for the offices 
of state senator and state representative; 
    (6) 10 percent for the state committee of a political 
party; money allocated to each state committee under this clause 
must be deposited in a separate account and must be spent for 
legitimate political party operations, including voter 
education; the sample ballot; operations of precinct caucuses, 
county unit conventions, and state conventions; and the 
maintenance and programming of computers used to provide lists 
of voters, party workers, party officers, patterns of voting, 
and other data for use in political party activities; money 
allocated to a state committee under this clause must be paid to 
the committee as it is received in the account, on a monthly or 
other basis agreed to between the committee and the board. 
    To assure that moneys will be returned to the counties from 
which they were collected, and to assure that the distribution 
of those moneys rationally relates to the support for particular 
parties or for particular candidates within legislative 
districts, moneys from the party accounts for legislative 
candidates shall be distributed as follows: 
    Each candidate for the state senate and state house of 
representatives whose name is to appear on the ballot in the 
general election shall receive money from the candidate's party 
account set aside for candidates of the state senate or state 
house of representatives, whichever applies, according to the 
following formula; 
    For each county within the candidate's district the 
candidate's share of the dollars allocated in that county to the 
candidate's party account and set aside for that office shall be:
    (a) The sum of the votes cast in the last general election 
in that part of the county in the candidate's district for all 
candidates of that candidate's party (i) whose names appeared on 
the ballot in each voting precinct of the state and (ii) for the 
state senate and state house of representatives, divided by 
    (b) The sum of the votes cast in that county in the last 
general election for all candidates of that candidate's party 
(i) whose names appeared on the ballot in each voting precinct 
in the state and (ii) for the state senate and state house of 
representatives, multiplied by 
    (c) The amount in the candidate's party account allocated 
in that county and set aside for the candidates for the office 
for which the candidate is running. 
    The sum of all the county shares calculated in the formula 
above is the candidate's share of the candidate's party account. 
    In a year in which an election for the state senate occurs, 
with respect to votes for candidates for the state senate only, 
"last general election" means the last general election in which 
an election for the state senate occurred. 
    For any party under whose name no candidate's name appeared 
on the ballot in each voting precinct in the state in the last 
general election, amounts in the party's account shall be 
allocated based on (a) the number of people voting in the last 
general election in that part of the county in the candidate's 
district, divided by (b) the number of the people voting in that 
county in the last general election, multiplied by (c) the 
amount in the candidate's party account allocated in that county 
and set aside for the candidates for the office for which the 
candidate is running. 
    In a year in which the first election after a legislative 
reapportionment is held, "the candidate's district" means the 
newly drawn district, and voting data from the last general 
election will be applied to the area encompassing the newly 
drawn district notwithstanding that the area was in a different 
district in the last general election. 
    If in a district there was no candidate of a party for the 
state senate or state house of representatives in the last 
general election, or if a candidate for the state senate or 
state house of representatives was unopposed, the vote for that 
office for that party shall be the average vote of all the 
remaining candidates of that party in each county of that 
district whose votes are included in the sums in clauses (a) and 
(b).  The average vote shall be added to the sums in clauses (a) 
and (b) before the calculation is made for all districts in the 
county. 
    Money from a party account not distributed to candidates 
for state senator and representative in any election year shall 
be returned to the general fund of the state.  Money from a 
party account not distributed to candidates for other offices in 
an election year shall be returned to the party account for 
reallocation to candidates as provided in clauses (1) to (6) of 
this subdivision in the following year.  Moneys from the general 
account refused by any candidate shall be distributed to all 
other qualifying candidates in proportion to their shares as 
provided in this subdivision.  
    Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 15A.082, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 3.  [SUBMISSION OF RECOMMENDATIONS.] By January April 
1 in each odd-numbered year, the compensation council shall 
submit to the speaker of the house of representatives and the 
president of the senate salary recommendations for 
constitutional officers, legislators, justices of the supreme 
court, and judges of the court of appeals, district court, 
county court, and county municipal court.  The recommended 
salary for each office must be a fixed amount per year, to take 
effect on the first Monday in January of the next odd-numbered 
year, with no more than one adjustment, to take effect on 
January 1 of the year after that.  The salary recommendations 
for legislators, judges, and constitutional officers take effect 
if an appropriation of money to pay the recommended salaries is 
enacted after the recommendations are submitted and before their 
effective date.  Recommendations may be expressly modified or 
rejected by a bill enacted into law.  The salary recommendations 
for legislators are subject to additional terms that may be 
adopted according to section 3.099, subdivisions 1 and 3. 
    Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 16B.24, 
subdivision 9, if added by a law enacted at the 1988 regular 
session styled as H.F. No. 2291, section 9, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [SMOKING IN STATE BUILDINGS.] (a) To protect the 
public health, comfort, and environment and to protect the 
nonsmoker's right to a smoke-free environment, smoking in all 
buildings managed or leased by the commissioner under 
subdivisions 1 and 6 is prohibited except where smoking areas 
have been designated under a policy adopted in accordance with 
paragraph (b). 
    (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), each state agency 
shall adopt a smoking policy for the space it occupies.  Before 
placing a policy in effect, the agency shall submit the policy 
and a plan for implementing it to the commissioner of employee 
relations.  The policy must: 
    (1) prohibit smoking entirely; or 
    (2) permit smoking only in designated areas, providing that 
existing physical barriers and ventilation systems can be used 
to prevent or substantially minimize the toxic effect presence 
of smoke in adjacent nonsmoking areas. 
    (c) An agency need not adopt a new policy governing an area 
in which smoking is prohibited under a policy in effect on the 
effective date of this subdivision.  
    No employee complaining of a smoke-induced discomfort to a 
lessor, lessee, manager, or supervisor may be subjected to any 
disciplinary action as a result of making the complaint. 
    Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 16B.24, 
subdivision 10, if added by a law enacted at the 1988 regular 
session styled as H.F. No. 2291, section 10, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 10.  [CHILD CARE SERVICES SPACE.] For state office 
space that is leased, purchased, or substantially remodeled 
after August 1, 1988, the commissioner shall consider including 
space usable for child care services.  Child care space must be 
included if the commissioner determines that it is needed and 
that it could be provided at reasonable cost.  The commissioner 
may prepare a day care site as a common usage space for the 
capitol complex. 
    Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 17.105, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 4.  [WORKING CAPITAL ACCOUNT.] An export finance 
authority working capital account is created as a special 
account in the state treasury.  All premiums, interest, and fees 
collected under subdivision 3, clause (6) must be deposited into 
this account.  The balance in the account may exceed $1,000,000 
through accumulated earnings.  Money in the account including 
interest earned and appropriations made by the legislature for 
the purposes of this section, is appropriated annually to the 
finance authority for the purposes of this section.  The balance 
in the account may decline below $1,000,000 as required to pay 
defaults on guaranteed loans. 
    Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 18.191, is 
amended to read:  
    18.191 [DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS WEEDS.] 
    Except as otherwise specifically provided in sections 
18.181 to 18.271, 18.281 to 18.311, and 18.321 to 18.322, it 
shall be the duty of every occupant of land or, if the land is 
unoccupied, the owner thereof, or an agent, or the public 
official in charge thereof, to cut down, otherwise destroy, or 
eradicate all noxious weeds as defined in section 18.171, 
subdivision 5, standing, being, or growing upon such land, in 
such manner and at such times as may be directed or ordered by 
the commissioner, the commissioner's authorized agents, the 
county agricultural inspector, or by a local weed inspector 
having jurisdiction.  
    Except as provided below, an owner of nonfederal lands 
underlying public waters or wetlands designated under section 
105.391 is not required to control or eradicate purple 
loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) below the ordinary high water 
level of the public water or wetland.  The commissioner of 
natural resources is responsible for control and eradication of 
purple loosestrife on public waters and wetlands designated 
under section 105.391, except those located upon lands owned in 
fee title or managed by the United States.  The officers, 
employees, agents, and contractors of the commissioner may enter 
upon public waters and wetlands designated under section 105.391 
and may cross adjacent lands as necessary for the purpose of 
investigating purple loosestrife infestations, formulating 
methods of eradication, and implementing control and eradication 
of purple loosestrife.  The responsibility of the commissioner 
to control and eradicate purple loosestrife on public waters and 
wetlands located on private lands and the authority to enter 
upon private lands ends ten days after receipt by the 
commissioner of a written statement from the landowner that the 
landowner assumes all responsibility for control and eradication 
of purple loosestrife under sections 18.171 to 18.315.  State 
officers, employees, agents, and contractors are not liable in a 
civil action for trespass committed in the discharge of their 
duties under this section and are not liable to anyone for 
damages, except for damages arising from gross negligence. 
    Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
41A.065, subdivision 8, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 8.  [REVOLVING ACCOUNT.] The development company may 
charge a one-time processing fee up to the maximum allowed by 
the Small Business Administration on a debenture issued for loan 
purposes.  In addition, a fee for servicing loans may be imposed 
up to the maximum allowed by the Small Business Administration 
based on the unpaid balance of each debenture.  These fees must 
be deposited in the state treasury and credited to a special 
account in the agricultural and economic development fund.  
Money in the account is appropriated to the board to pay the 
costs of administering the program, including personnel costs; 
compensate members of the board of directors under section 
15.0575, subdivision 3, and to create and operate a pool of 
money for investment in projects that further the purposes of 
this section. 
    Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
43A.08, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 1a.  [ADDITIONAL UNCLASSIFIED POSITIONS.] Appointing 
authorities for the following agencies may designate additional 
unclassified positions according to this subdivision:  the 
departments of administration; agriculture; commerce; 
corrections; jobs and training; education; employee relations; 
energy and economic development; finance; health; human rights; 
labor and industry; natural resources; office of administrative 
hearings; public safety; public service; public welfare; 
revenue; transportation; and veterans affairs; the housing 
finance, state planning, and pollution control agencies; the 
state board of investment; the offices of the secretary of 
state, state auditor, and state treasurer; the state board of 
vocational technical education; and the school and resource 
center for the arts; and the Minnesota zoological board. 
    A position designated by an appointing authority according 
to this subdivision must meet the following standards and 
criteria:  
    (a) the designation of the position would not be contrary 
to other law relating specifically to that agency; 
    (b) the person occupying the position would report directly 
to the agency head or deputy agency head and would be designated 
as part of the agency head's management team; 
    (c) the duties of the position would involve significant 
discretion and substantial involvement in the development, 
interpretation, and implementation of agency policy; 
    (d) the duties of the position would not require primarily 
personnel, accounting, or other technical expertise where 
continuity in the position would be important; 
    (e) there would be a need for the person occupying the 
position to be accountable to, loyal to, and compatible with the 
governor and the agency head, or the employing constitutional 
officer; 
    (f) the position would be at the level of division or 
bureau director or assistant to the agency head; and 
    (g) the commissioner has approved the designation as being 
consistent with the standards and criteria in this subdivision.  
    Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 85.012, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 27a.  Hill-Annex Mine state park, Itasca county. 
    Sec. 51.  [PARK BOUNDARIES.] 
    Hill-Annex Mine state park consists of the surface interest 
in land within Itasca county described as Section 16, Township 
56 North, Range 23 West, excluding an area containing 6.5 acres 
more or less which is described as follows: 
    Starting at the corner common to Sections 17, 16, 20 and 
21, Township 56 North, Range 23 West; thence due east on section 
line 155 feet to point of beginning; thence due east 916 feet; 
thence due north 330 feet; thence due west 916 feet; thence due 
south 330 feet to the point of beginning. 
    Sec. 52.  [OPERATION.] 
    Hill-Annex Mine state park must be funded by the iron range 
resources and rehabilitation board at the level of $200,000 per 
year until July 1, 1991.  The commissioner of natural resources 
must report to the legislature by January 1, 1990, regarding the 
revenues, visitation, and operating costs for the park, and 
making recommendations on continuing operational requirements.  
    Sec. 53.  [ACQUISITION.] 
    The commissioner of natural resources shall acquire by 
condemnation or exchange sufficient ownership interests in the 
surface estate of the land described in section 51 to create a 
state park to interpret and provide the public with an 
opportunity to view and experience natural iron ore open-pit 
mining operations as conducted on Minnesota's historic iron 
ranges. 
    The commissioner may not condemn the mineral estate in the 
described property, and, in the establishment of the park, shall 
recognize the possibility that mining may be conducted on the 
property in the future, and that use of portions of the surface 
estate may be necessary to these possible future mining 
operations.  Subject to the above conditions, all lands acquired 
for the Hill-Annex Mine state park must be administered in the 
same manner as provided for other state parks and must be 
perpetually dedicated for that use. 
    Sec. 54.  [EQUIPMENT.] 
    For establishing Hill-Annex Mine state park, the iron range 
resources and rehabilitation board must transfer the existing 
vehicles, maintenance equipment, and office equipment at 
Hill-Annex Mine, other than vehicles and equipment used 
primarily for mineland reclamation, to the commissioner of 
natural resources. 
    Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
85.055, subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [FEES.] The fee for state park permits for: 
    (1) an annual use of state parks is $15 $16; 
    (2) a second vehicle state park permit is one-half the 
annual state park permit fee in clause (1); 
    (3) a special state park permit valid up to two days 
is $3 $3.25; 
    (4) a special daily vehicle state park permit for groups is 
as prescribed by the commissioner; 
    (5) an employee's state park permit is without charge; 
    (6) a special state park permit for handicapped persons and 
persons over age 65 under section 85.053, subdivision 7, clauses 
(1) and (2), is one-half the annual state park permit fee in 
clause (1); and 
    (7) a special state park permit valid up to two days for 
handicapped persons and persons over age 65 under section 
85.053, subdivision 7, clauses (1) and (3), is one-half of the 
special state park permit fee in clause (3) $2.  
    The fees specified in this subdivision include any sales 
tax required by state law.  
    Sec. 56.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
105.44, subdivision 10, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 10.  [PERMIT FEES.] Each application for a permit 
authorized by sections 105.37 to 105.64, and each request to 
amend or transfer an existing permit, must be accompanied by a 
permit application fee of $30 to defray the costs of receiving, 
recording, and processing the application or request to amend or 
transfer.  The commissioner may charge an additional permit 
application fee in excess of the $30 fee but not over $250 for 
each application for a permit submitted under section 105.391, 
105.41, or 105.535 is $75.  The application fee for a permit 
submitted under section 105.42 or 105.64 must be between $75 and 
$500, in accordance with a schedule of fees under section 
16A.128. 
    The commissioner may charge an additional field inspection 
fee for: 
    (1) projects requiring a mandatory environmental assessment 
under chapter 116D; 
    (2) projects undertaken without a permit or application as 
required by sections 105.37 to 105.64; and 
    (3) projects undertaken in excess of limitations 
established in an issued permit.  The fee must not be less than 
$25 $100 nor more than $750 actual field inspection costs.  The 
purpose of the fee is to cover actual costs for each permit 
applied for under sections 105.37 to 105.64 and for each project 
undertaken without proper authorization.  
    The commissioner shall establish a schedule of field 
inspection fees under section 16A.128.  The schedule must 
include actual costs related to field inspection such as 
investigations of the area affected by the proposed activity, 
analysis of the proposed activity, consultant services, and 
subsequent monitoring, if any, of the activity authorized by the 
permit. 
    Except as provided below, the commissioner may not issue a 
permit until all fees required by this section relating to the 
issuance of a permit have been paid.  The time limits prescribed 
by subdivision 4 do not apply to an application for which the 
appropriate fee has not been paid.  Field inspection fees 
relating to monitoring of an activity authorized by a permit may 
be charged and collected as necessary at any time after the 
issuance of the permit.  No permit application or field 
inspection fee may be refunded for any reason, even if the 
application is denied or withdrawn.  No permit application or 
field inspection fee may be imposed on any state agency, as 
defined in section 16B.01, or federal governmental agency 
applying for a permit. 
    Sec. 57.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
115C.02, subdivision 13, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 13.  [RESPONSIBLE PERSON.] "Responsible person" means 
a person who is an owner or operator of a tank at any time 
during or after the release responsible for a release under 
section 58.  
    Sec. 58.  [115C.021] [RESPONSIBLE PERSON.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL RULE.] Except as provided in 
subdivision 2, a person is responsible for a release from a tank 
if the person is an owner or operator of the tank at any time 
during or after the release. 
    Subd. 2.  [EXCEPTION OF CERTAIN TANK OWNERS.] An owner of a 
tank is not responsible for a release from the tank if the owner 
can establish that: 
    (1) the tank was in place but the owner did not know or 
have reason to know of its existence at the time the owner first 
acquired right, title, or interest in the tank; and 
    (2) the owner did not by failure to report under section 
115.061 or other action significantly contribute to the release 
after the owner knew or reasonably should have known of the 
existence of the tank. 
    Sec. 59.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 116.18, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 3d.  [ADJUSTMENTS TO MATCHING GRANTS AND STATE 
INDEPENDENT GRANTS.] A municipality with a population of 25,000 
or less that was tendered a state matching grant under 
subdivision 2a, or a state independent grant under subdivision 
3a, or a federal grant under the federal Water Pollution Control 
Act, United States Code, title 33, sections 1281 to 1299, from 
October 1, 1984 through September 30, 1987, shall, after the 
municipality has awarded bids for construction of the treatment 
works, and upon request, receive a grant increase of five 
percent of the total eligible costs of construction, up to the 
maximum entitlement for grants awarded on or after October 1, 
1987, under subdivisions 2a and 3a.  The municipality must 
inform other entities that are providing funding for 
construction of the treatment works of the grant increase, and 
repay any funds to which it is not entitled.  A municipality 
must not receive funding for more than 100 percent of the total 
costs of the treatment works.  Documentation of money received 
from other sources must be submitted with the request for the 
grant increase.  Money remaining after all grants have been 
awarded under this subdivision may be used for the award of 
grants under subdivisions 2a and 3a.  
    Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 116.48, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [AFFIDAVIT.] Before transferring ownership of 
property that the owner knows contains an underground storage 
tank or contained an underground storage tank that had a release 
for which no corrective action was taken, the owner shall record 
with the county recorder or registrar of titles of the county in 
which the property is located an affidavit containing: 
    (1) a legal description of the property where the tank is 
located; 
    (2) a description of the tank, of the location of the tank, 
and of any known release from the tank of a regulated substance; 
    (3) a description of any restrictions currently in force on 
the use of the property resulting from any release; and 
    (4) the name of the owner. 
    The county recorder shall record the affidavits in a manner 
that will insure their disclosure in the ordinary course of a 
title search of the subject property.  Before transferring 
ownership of property that the owner knows contains an 
underground storage tank, the owner shall deliver to the 
purchaser a copy of the affidavit and any additional information 
necessary to make the facts in the affidavit accurate as of the 
date of transfer of ownership. 
    Sec. 61.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 116.48, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [RECORDING OF REMOVAL AFFIDAVIT.] If an affidavit 
has been recorded under subdivision 6 and the tank and any 
regulated substance released from the tank have been removed 
from the property in accordance with applicable law, the owner 
or other interested party may file with the county recorder or 
registrar of titles an affidavit stating the name of the owner, 
the legal description of the property, the place and date of 
filing and document number of the affidavit filed under 
subdivision 6, and the approximate date of removal of the tank 
and regulated substance.  Upon filing the affidavit described in 
this subdivision, the affidavit and the affidavit filed under 
subdivision 6, together with the information set forth in the 
affidavits, cease to constitute either actual or constructive 
notice.  
    Sec. 62.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
116C.712, subdivision 5, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 5.  [ASSESSMENT.] (a) A person, firm, corporation, or 
association in the business of owning or operating a nuclear 
fission electrical generating plant in this state shall pay an 
assessment to cover the cost of: 
    (1) monitoring the federal high-level radioactive waste 
program under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, United States Code, 
title 42, sections 10101 to 10226; 
    (2) advising the governor and the legislature on policy 
issues relating to the federal high-level radioactive waste 
disposal program; and 
    (3) surveying existing literature and activity relating to 
radioactive waste management, including storage, transportation, 
and disposal, in the state; and 
    (4) other general studies necessary to carry out the 
purposes of this subdivision.  
    The assessment must not be more than the appropriation to 
the state planning agency for these purposes.  
    (b) The state planning agency shall bill the owner or 
operator of the plant for the assessment at least 30 days before 
the start of each quarter.  The assessment for the second 
quarter of each fiscal year must be adjusted to compensate for 
the amount by which actual expenditures by the state planning 
agency for the preceding year were more or less than the 
estimated expenditures previously assessed.  The billing may be 
made as an addition to the assessments made under section 
116C.69.  The owner or operator of the plant must pay the 
assessment within 30 days after receipt of the bill.  The 
assessment must be deposited in the state treasury and credited 
to the special revenue fund. 
    (c) The authority for this assessment terminates when the 
department of energy eliminates Minnesota from further siting 
consideration for high-level radioactive waste by starting 
construction of a high-level radioactive waste disposal site in 
another state.  The assessment required for any quarter must be 
reduced by the amount of federal grant money received by the 
state planning agency for the purposes listed in this section.  
    Sec. 63.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 116J.615, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [REGIONAL TOURISM OFFICES.] Employees in regional 
tourism offices are in the unclassified civil service. 
    Sec. 64.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
116J.941, subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The Minnesota council on 
productivity and quality consists of the commissioner of energy 
trade and economic development and eight eleven members, 
appointed from the general public to four-year terms, who have 
backgrounds in or are representatives of management, labor, 
small business, engineering, or business-management education.  
The governor shall appoint four five members, the speaker of the 
house of representatives shall appoint two three members, and 
the senate majority leader shall appoint two three members.  The 
council shall elect two co-chairs from its membership, except 
that the commissioner of energy trade and economic development 
may not serve as a co-chair.  Compensation of public members for 
expenses is as provided for members of advisory task forces 
under section 15.059, subdivision 6. 
    Sec. 65.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
116J.966, subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERALLY.] (a) The commissioner shall 
promote, develop, and facilitate trade and foreign investment in 
Minnesota.  In furtherance of these goals, and in addition to 
the powers granted by section 116J.035, the commissioner may:  
    (1) locate, develop, and promote international markets for 
Minnesota products and services;  
    (2) arrange and lead trade missions to countries with 
promising international markets for Minnesota goods, technology, 
services, and agricultural products;  
    (3) promote Minnesota products and services at domestic and 
international trade shows;  
    (4) organize, promote, and present domestic and 
international trade shows featuring Minnesota products and 
services;  
    (5) host trade delegations and assist foreign traders in 
contacting appropriate Minnesota businesses and investments;  
    (6) develop contacts with Minnesota businesses and gather 
and provide information to assist them in locating and 
communicating with international trading or joint venture 
counterparts;  
    (7) provide information, education, and counseling services 
to Minnesota businesses regarding the economic, commercial, 
legal, and cultural contexts of international trade; 
    (8) provide Minnesota businesses with international trade 
leads and information about the availability and sources of 
services relating to international trade, such as export 
financing, licensing, freight forwarding, international 
advertising, translation, and custom brokering;  
    (9) locate, attract, and promote foreign investment and 
business development in Minnesota to enhance employment 
opportunities in Minnesota;  
    (10) provide foreign businesses and investors desiring to 
locate facilities in Minnesota information regarding sources of 
governmental, legal, real estate, financial, and business 
services;  
    (11) undertake activities to support the world trade 
center; and 
    (12) enter into contracts or other agreements with private 
persons and public entities, including agreements to establish 
and maintain offices and other types of representation in 
foreign countries, to carry out the purposes of promoting 
international trade and attracting investment from foreign 
countries to Minnesota and to carry out this section, without 
regard to sections 16B.07 and 16B.09.  
    (b) The programs and activities of the commissioner of 
trade and economic development and the Minnesota trade division 
may not duplicate programs and activities of the commissioner of 
agriculture or the Minnesota world trade center corporation. 
    (c) The commissioner shall notify the chairs of the senate 
finance and house appropriations committees of each agreement 
under this subdivision to establish and maintain an office or 
other type of representation in a foreign country.  
    Sec. 66.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
116O.03, subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  [BOARD OF DIRECTORS.] The corporation is governed 
by a board of 11 directors.  The term of a director is six 
years. Vacancies on the board are filled by appointment of the 
board, subject to the advice and consent of the senate.  The 
board may determine the compensation of its members.  Board 
members may receive reasonable compensation and be reimbursed 
for reasonable expenses, which must be reviewed each year by the 
commissioner of finance.  
    Sec. 67.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
116O.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERALLY.] The board shall appoint and 
set the compensation for a president, who serves as chief 
executive officer of the corporation, and who may appoint 
subordinate officers.  The president's salary may not exceed 95 
percent of the governor's salary.  The board may designate the 
president as its general agent.  Subject to the control of the 
board, the president shall employ employees, consultants, and 
agents the president considers necessary.  The staff of the 
corporation must include individuals knowledgeable in commercial 
and industrial financing, research and development, economic 
development, and general fiscal affairs.  The board shall define 
the duties and designate the titles of the employees and agents. 
    Sec. 68.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
116O.06, subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE; TYPES.] The 
corporation may provide financial assistance to sole 
proprietorships, businesses, or for-profit or nonprofit 
organizations that have (1) received research assistance from a 
corporation research facility or as a result of a research grant 
under section 116O.09, subdivision 4, or 116O.011; or (2) 
received favorable review through a peer review process 
established under guidelines developed under section 116O.10, 
subdivision 2.  Financial assistance includes, but is not 
limited to, loan guarantees or insurance, direct loans, and 
interest subsidy payments.  The corporation may participate in 
loans by purchasing from a lender up to 50 percent of each loan. 
    Sec. 69.  [MUNICIPAL LITIGATION LOANS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORITY.] The pollution control agency 
may administer a one-year pilot project for making loans to 
municipalities to assist them in bringing or defending against 
litigation involving waste water treatment projects funded by 
state or federal money.  
    Subd. 2.  [CRITERIA AND LIMITATIONS.] The amount of a loan 
to a municipality must not exceed 50 percent of the 
municipality's litigation costs incurred or $50,000, whichever 
is less.  Only municipalities with less than 1,500 population 
that are in litigation and that are unable to pay the reasonable 
costs of litigation are eligible.  A municipality that has been 
awarded a corrective action grant under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 116.181 is not eligible for a litigation loan under this 
section.  The interest rate and term of the loan must be 
determined by the agency.  The interest rate on the loan must be 
below market rate.  The agency is exempt from the rulemaking 
requirements of the administrative procedure act, Minnesota 
Statutes, chapter 14, for the purposes of administering this 
program. 
    Subd. 3.  [APPLICATIONS.] Applications by municipalities 
for loans must be made to the agency on forms provided by the 
agency.  The application must include documentation of 
litigation costs incurred, reasonableness of the costs, and 
verification that the municipality cannot pay the litigation 
costs.  The application must be accompanied by a resolution of 
the governing body of the municipality obligating it to repay 
the loan according to the loan agreement.  
    Subd. 4.  [LEGISLATIVE REPORT.] By January 1, 1989, the 
agency shall submit a report with its recommendations to the 
legislature on the need for continuation of the municipal 
litigation loan program.  
    Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
161.52, is amended to read:  
    161.52 [TOURIST TRAVEL INFORMATION CENTERS.] 
    For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1988, and subsequent 
years, the payment of the cost of staffing and operating tourist 
travel information centers located on trunk highways, including 
interstate highways, by the commissioner of transportation trade 
and economic development is subject to the following 
restrictions: 
    (a) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1988, not more than 
five-sixths of the cost may be paid from the trunk highway fund. 
    (b) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1989, not more than 
one-third of the cost may be paid from the trunk highway fund. 
    (c) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1990, no part of 
the cost may be paid from the trunk highway fund. 
    That portion of the cost not paid from the trunk highway 
fund must be paid either by the commissioner from funds 
appropriated for that purpose from sources other than the trunk 
highway fund, or by local sources of funding.  
    Sec. 71.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 222.63, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  [PURPOSE.] A state rail bank shall be established 
for the acquisition and preservation of abandoned rail lines and 
right-of-way for future public use including trail use, or for 
disposition for commercial use in serving the public, by 
providing transportation of persons or freight or transmission 
of energy, fuel, or other commodities.  
    Sec. 72.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 222.63, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 4.  [DISPOSITION PERMITTED.] The commissioner may 
lease any rail line or right-of-way held in the state rail bank 
or enter into an agreement with any person for the operation of 
any rail line or right-of-way for any of the purposes set forth 
in subdivision 2 in accordance with a fee schedule to be 
developed by the commissioner in consultation with the advisory 
task force established in section 222.65.  The commissioner may 
after consultation convey any rail line or right-of-way, for 
consideration or for no consideration and upon other terms as 
the commissioner may determine to be in the public interest, to 
any other state agency or to a governmental subdivision of the 
state having power by law to utilize it for any of the purposes 
set forth in subdivision 2.  
    Sec. 73.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 611.215, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [OFFICE SPACE.] The commissioner of 
administration shall provide suitable quarters outside the 
capitol building for the board and its appointees. 
    Sec. 74.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
611.24, is amended to read:  
    611.24 [ORGANIZATION OF OFFICE; ASSISTANTS.] 
    The state public defender, subject to the limitations 
imposed by, and the supervision of, the state board of public 
defense, may employ or retain assistant state public defenders 
and other personnel as may be necessary to discharge the 
function of the office.  The commissioner of administration 
shall provide the office with suitable quarters outside the 
capitol building.  An assistant public defender shall be a 
qualified attorney, licensed to practice law in this state, 
serve in the unclassified service of the state if employed, and 
serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority at a salary or 
retainer fee not to exceed reasonable compensation for 
comparable services performed for other governmental agencies or 
departments.  Retained or part-time employed assistant state 
public defenders may engage in the general practice of law. 
    Sec. 75.  Laws 1986, chapter 441, section 14, is amended to 
read: 
    Sec. 14.  [APPROPRIATION.] 
    $20,000,000 is appropriated to the commissioner of natural 
resources.  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 298.293 
or 298.294 or any other law, this appropriation is from the 
corpus of the northeast Minnesota economic protection fund.  
This money is available only as a loan guarantee for the 
smelting project using the COREX process and is contingent upon 
receipt by the commissioner of natural resources of sufficient 
funding from other sources to complete the project.  If the 
project is approved by the United States department of energy 
prior to December 31, 1987 1988, this appropriation does not 
cancel but is available until June 30, 1992, or the project is 
completed or abandoned, whichever occurs earlier.  On July 1, 
1992, up to $20,000,000 is appropriated from the general fund, 
to be taken from the proceeds of the taconite occupation tax 
imposed under Minnesota Statutes, section 298.01, to the 
commissioner of natural resources to be used only as necessary 
to continue the loan guarantee or to be drawn down to cover a 
default according to this subdivision.  If the general fund 
appropriation is used to cover a default in the loan, there 
shall be repaid from the northeast Minnesota economic protection 
trust fund to the general fund one-half the amount of the 
default.  Payments shall be made in ten equal annual 
installments, with the first payment made one year from the date 
of the default.  No interest shall be paid on these payments.  
An amount sufficient to make the repayments is appropriated from 
the northeast Minnesota economic protection trust fund.  The 
money appropriated from the northeast Minnesota economic 
protection trust fund shall be spent only in or for the benefit 
of tax relief areas as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 
273.134. 
    Sec. 76.  Laws 1987, chapter 348, section 48, subdivision 
3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL.] The agency shall 
provide for the establishment and operation of temporary 
collection sites for waste pesticides.  It may use its United 
States Environmental Protection Agency identification number to 
identify pesticides collected.  The agency may limit the type 
and quantity of pesticides acceptable for collection and may 
assess persons bringing pesticides to the collection site for 
costs incurred by the agency to store, test, handle, and dispose 
of the pesticides.  The assessments must be deposited in the 
state treasury and credited to the solid and hazardous waste 
account and are appropriated to the agency to pay for costs 
incurred to store, test, handle, and dispose of the pesticides. 
    Sec. 77.  Laws 1987, chapter 357, section 27, subdivision 
2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [COMMISSIONER OF NATURAL RESOURCES.] $1,200,000 
is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources to implement components of the comprehensive 
fish and wildlife plan under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.942, 
to be available until June 30, 1989.  $480,000 of this 
appropriation is to assist both public and private landowners to 
improve wildlife habitat.  The approved complement of the 
department of natural resources is increased by eight positions 
in the classified service. 
    Sec. 78.  Laws 1987, chapter 404, section 20, subdivision 
6, is amended to read: 
     Subd. 6.  Tax Compliance 
   $22,030,300      $23,176,500 
Notwithstanding any contrary 
provisions, $1,900,000 of the amount 
appropriated to the commissioner of 
revenue must be used by the department 
of revenue for compliance initiatives.  
Of this amount, $570,000 the first year 
is for the automated collection 
system.  If this system is not fully 
operational by August 1, 1988, the 
general fund appropriation for the 
department shall be reduced by $570,000.
Notwithstanding any law to the 
contrary, and to accomplish this 
purpose, the agency may transfer up to 
$1,900,000 of unencumbered balances 
among programs after getting the 
approval of the commissioner of 
finance.  The transfer must follow the 
general procedures for transfers 
contained in this act. 
              Summary by Fund 
General          $17,876,900        $19,044,800 
Special Revenue  $ 4,153,400        $ 4,131,700 
The first $4,617,800 of corporate 
income tax receipts in the first year 
and the first $4,588,200 of corporate 
income tax receipts in the second year 
must be credited to the special revenue 
fund. 
    Sec. 79.  Laws 1985, First Special Session chapter 15, 
section 4, subdivision 6, is amended to read:  
     Subd. 6.  To the commissioner of
natural resources to construct an 
educational center at the Environmental
Learning Center at Isabella                     $1,853,900
 This appropriation is for payment of a 
grant to Lake county.  This 
appropriation is available only as 
matched, dollar for dollar, by 
contributions from nonstate sources.  
    Sec. 80.  [CONVEYANCE TO CITY OF ST. PETER.] 
    Notwithstanding other law, the commissioner of natural 
resources shall convey on behalf of the state the property 
described in this section to the city of St. Peter.  The 
conveyance is contingent upon approval by the national park 
service and must be made by quitclaim deed in a form approved by 
the attorney general.  After conveyance by the commissioner of 
natural resources to the city of St. Peter, this land must be 
used for purposes other than outdoor recreation. 
    The property to be transferred is located in the city of St.
Peter containing about 3.5 acres described as:  
    All of Lots 4, 5, 6, and 7 in Block 100 of the town of 
Traverse des Sioux, South of Sibley Street, and that part of 
Lots 8, 9, 10, and 11 in Block 100 lying westerly of the west 
right-of-way line of Trunk Highway No. 169.  
    Also, all that part of the following described land lying 
westerly of the westerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 169:  
Beginning at the southeasterly corner of Lot 6 of Block 116 on 
the north line of McCann Street in the town of Traverse des 
Sioux south of Sibley Street; thence southwesterly to a point 
where the west line of First or Main Street intersects the south 
line of McCann Street; thence westerly along said south line of 
McCann Street to the east line of Third Street; thence at right 
angles southerly along said east line of Third Street 510 feet; 
thence at right angles easterly 150 feet thence at right angles 
southerly 150 feet to the north line of Rice Street; thence at 
right angles easterly along said north line of Rice Street 510 
feet; thence at right angles southerly to the east line of 
Section 9, Township 110 North, Range 26 West; thence North along 
said section line to a point where the north line of McCann 
Street extended intersects the said section line; thence 
westerly along the north line of McCann Street extended to the 
point of beginning. 
    The property to be conveyed is a small tract west of U.S. 
Trunk Highway No. 169 that was transferred to the city of St. 
Peter as part of a 416 acre parcel to be used as a park but is 
subject to a reverter.  This reverter, which required the city 
of St. Peter to retain these lands as a park, was included to 
comply with the federal requirements of the Land and Water 
Conservation Fund Act of 1965.  The tract to be transferred is a 
barren tract of land that has not served a park purpose and is 
to be used for development.  
    Any use of these lands for other than outdoor recreation 
will require the prior approval of the secretary of the 
interior.  The commissioner of natural resources will attempt to 
secure approval for this conveyance from the secretary of the 
interior.  If approval is denied, the city of St. Peter will 
assist the commissioner of natural resources in securing 
approval by: 
    (1) acquiring replacement lands of at least equal fair 
market value for outdoor recreation purposes and of reasonably 
equivalent usefulness and location as those being conveyed under 
this section; 
    (2) securing appraisals acceptable to the commissioner of 
natural resources for both the property being conveyed and the 
property to be acquired as replacement; 
    (3) preparing environmental documentation of the 
replacement property in accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended; and 
    (4) holding public hearings and accepting public comment on 
this conveyance if required by the national park service. 
    Sec. 81.  [CROW WING COUNTY CAMP LAND.] 
    Lands conveyed by the state to the St. Louis Park Lions 
Club under Laws 1965, chapter 297, and required by that law to 
be used only for the purposes of operating a boy scout camp may 
be conveyed by the St. Louis Park Lions Club to Volunteers in 
Partnership, Inc. and used for the purpose of operating a youth 
camp, notwithstanding the reverter in the deed to the contrary.  
If the lands are conveyed as authorized by this section, the 
conveyance shall provide that the lands will revert to the state 
upon failure to use them for a youth camp. 
     Sec. 82.  [AGENCY HEAD SALARY INCREASES.] 
     The limitation imposed by Laws 1987, chapter 404, section 
43, subdivision 2, on salary increases for positions listed in 
Minnesota Statutes, section 15A.081, subdivision 1, does not 
apply to the salary of a position that is moved by amendment of 
section 15A.081, subdivision 1, to a higher salary range. 
    Sec. 83.  [REPEALER.] 
    Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 10A.32, subdivision 3b; 
and Laws 1987, chapter 358, section 31, are repealed.  
    Sec. 84.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This article is effective the day following final 
enactment, except that the fee increases provided in section 55 
are effective May 1, 1988; section 26 is effective October 1, 
1988; and section 56 is effective January 1, 1989.  Section 47 
is effective July 1, 1989. 
    Sections 40 to 42 are effective January 1, 1989, and apply 
to amounts checked off on income tax returns filed on and after 
that date.  
    Sec. 85.  [APPLICATION.] 
    Sections 57 and 58 apply retroactively to the effective 
date of Laws 1987, chapter 389, section 2. 

                               ARTICLE 2 
    Section 1.  [CELEBRATE MINNESOTA 1990 GRANT PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GRANT PROGRAM.] The purpose of the 
celebrate Minnesota 1990 grant program is to provide grants to 
local communities to assist and encourage them to undertake 
cleanup, beautification, and community improvement activities 
and programs.  The commissioner of trade and economic 
development shall administer the program and is encouraged to 
solicit private contributions to help support it.  For purposes 
of this section, "community" means a home rule charter or 
statutory city, a town, a community improvement or development 
organization, or an Indian tribe. 
    Subd. 2.  [GRANT CRITERIA.] Grants made under this section: 
    (1) must be used for cleanup, beautification, or community 
improvement projects, including but not limited to removing or 
repairing dilapidated buildings; landscaping community entrance 
areas; establishing public activity areas; preserving, 
displaying, and interpreting historic structures or events; and 
beautifying roadsides; 
    (2) may not exceed $25,000 to a single community each year; 
    (3) must be matched by the recipient community from 
nonstate sources in the form of money, materials, services, or 
volunteer labor, at a rate of at least $3 of nonstate money or 
other contribution for each $1 of state money, with the amount 
and kind of match for each grant determined by the commissioner; 
and 
    (4) must be in addition to and not in replacement for the 
normal level of community effort for the eligible projects or 
activities. 
    Subd. 3.  [COORDINATION WITH OTHER PROGRAMS.] A community 
applying for a grant shall attempt to coordinate its project 
with other available programs and resources, including the 
Minnesota community improvement program, Minnesota beautiful, 
the Minnesota community development program, and private 
foundation initiatives.  
    Subd. 4.  [GRANT APPLICATION PROCEDURE.] A participating 
community shall submit a celebrate Minnesota 1990 plan in 
accordance with application procedures of the commissioner of 
trade and economic development.  The plan must include a 
description of the projects to be funded by the grant, 
identification of the local match required under subdivision 2, 
clause (c), and a timetable for completion.  
    Sec. 2.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERS.] The celebrate Minnesota 1990 
advisory committee consists of 11 members appointed by the 
governor.  Members of the committee must be representative of 
community leadership, economic development organizations, 
tourism, history, the arts, and the general public.  The purpose 
of the committee is to advise the commissioner of trade and 
economic development and the executive director in the 
development and coordination of the celebrate Minnesota 1990 
program activities.  Compensation and terms of removal are as 
provided in section 15.059. 
    Subd. 2.  [EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.] The commissioner of trade 
and economic development shall employ an executive director and 
assistant executive director of the celebrate Minnesota 1990 
advisory committee to serve in the unclassified service and be 
members of the unclassified employees retirement plan.  The 
executive director shall: 
    (1) assist the commissioner and the committee in the 
development and coordination of statewide celebrate Minnesota 
1990 program activities; 
    (2) assist communities in the preparation of community 
improvement projects and local festivals; 
    (3) coordinate the main street program, the Minnesota 
beautiful and governor's design team programs, and community 
improvement programs as they relate to celebrate Minnesota 1990 
activities; 
    (4) develop a statewide promotional campaign for celebrate 
Minnesota 1990 activities; 
    (5) coordinate state agency activities under section 3; 
    (6) prepare a report to be submitted to the legislature by 
June 30, 1991, regarding celebrate Minnesota 1990 activities and 
programs and recommending future activities and programs that 
would promote Minnesota's environment and quality of life; and 
    (7) perform other duties assigned by the commissioner or 
the committee. 
    Sec. 3.  [STATE AGENCY COOPERATION.] 
    All state departments and agencies shall cooperate and 
assist in the planning and execution of the celebrate Minnesota 
1990 program.  All state government activities relating to 
celebrate Minnesota 1990 must be coordinated under the direction 
of the executive director of the celebrate Minnesota 1990 
advisory committee and the commissioner of trade and economic 
development.  All state departments and agencies shall make 
available studies, reports, data, expertise, and technical 
assistance necessary to the implementation of celebrate 
Minnesota 1990 programs and activities. 
    Sec. 4.  [DEFINITIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [TERMS.] For the purposes of sections 5 to 
8, the following terms have the meaning given them in this 
section. 
    Subd. 2.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
commissioner of trade and economic development. 
    Subd. 3.  [MARKETPLACE ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATION; 
ORGANIZATION.] "Marketplace assistance organization" or 
"organization" means the organization selected under section 5. 
    Sec. 5.  [MINNESOTA MARKETPLACE PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.] The commissioner of 
trade and economic development shall assist Minnesota businesses 
through the Minnesota marketplace program to meet business needs 
for competitive goods and services within Minnesota before 
seeking suppliers from a wider marketplace.  
    Subd. 2.  [ORGANIZATION SELECTION.] The commissioner shall 
select and contract with a marketplace assistance organization 
to administer the Minnesota marketplace program.  The 
organization must:  
    (1) be a nonprofit corporation; 
    (2) have officers and employees who are knowledgeable on 
the subject of community-based economic development and 
development strategies on a statewide basis; and 
    (3) have demonstrated the capability of providing 
informational and technical services to communities and economic 
development organizations. 
The contract may not extend beyond June 30, 1990. 
    Subd. 3.  [PROGRAM DUTIES.] The marketplace assistance 
organization shall: 
    (1) provide promotional materials and conduct education 
seminars to inform local communities, economic development 
organizations, and businesses about the Minnesota marketplace 
program; 
    (2) provide information and technical assistance to 
organizations interested in applying for local service center 
grants; 
    (3) develop standard procedures for the collection of 
information required under section 6; 
    (4) collect and maintain information required under section 
6; 
    (5) suggest to the commissioner goals and evaluation 
procedures for the local service centers; 
    (6) recommend to the commissioner the criteria that should 
be used in selecting local service centers; 
    (7) provide the commissioner with a list of recommended 
organizations for selection as local service centers; 
    (8) coordinate Minnesota marketplace program activities 
with existing department programs; and 
    (9) identify permanent funding sources for the Minnesota 
marketplace program. 
    The organization may contract for the services of 
consultants for the Minnesota marketplace program. 
    Sec. 6.  [LOCAL SERVICE CENTERS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [SELECTION.] The commissioner shall select 
and award grants to seven local service centers, with one 
service center located within each of the six regions 
established under Minnesota Statutes, section 116N.08, 
subdivision 2, and one service center located within the 
metropolitan area as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 
473.121, subdivision 2.  Eligible service centers include 
regional development commissions, community development 
corporations, and other nonprofit corporations with the ability 
to deliver program services on a regional basis. 
    Subd. 2.  [GRANTS.] The commissioner must award grants to 
the local service centers based on the following criteria: 
     (1) recommendations of the marketplace assistance 
organization; 
    (2) the applicant's experience in providing a service or 
administering a program similar to the program described in 
section 5 and this section; 
    (3) the applicant's knowledge of business operations within 
the region; and 
    (4) the applicant's ability to provide equal access to 
businesses located within the region. 
    The local service center must provide at least a 50 percent 
nonstate match to obtain a grant award.  The commissioner may 
award annual grants based upon local service center performance 
standards, such as the number of businesses assisted per year. 
    Subd. 3.  [DUTIES.] Local service centers shall: 
    (1) contact Minnesota businesses in order to identify goods 
and services that are bought outside of Minnesota and to 
determine which of these goods and services are available for 
purchase on competitive terms within the region and the state; 
    (2) determine what goods and services businesses are 
willing to purchase from within the region and the state; 
    (3) advertise goods and services available within Minnesota;
    (4) compile a list of suppliers of goods and services 
available for purchase within the region and the state; 
    (5) solicit contributions for the Minnesota marketplace 
program; and 
    (6) report to the organization on all Minnesota marketplace 
activities by July 1 of each year. 
    Sec. 7.  [STATE AGENCY COOPERATION.] 
    State departments and agencies shall cooperate with the 
organization selected to administer the Minnesota marketplace 
program and with the local service centers in providing 
information and technical assistance necessary for program 
operations. 
    Sec. 8.  [ANNUAL REPORT.] 
    On August 1 of each year, the marketplace assistance 
organization shall submit a report to the commissioner on all 
local service center Minnesota marketplace program activities. 
    Sec. 9.  [ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND; TRANSFERS.] 
    The unencumbered balance of an appropriation in Laws 1987, 
chapter 386 or chapter 404, section 26, subdivision 6, from the 
economic development fund or the general fund to the 
commissioner of trade and economic development to administer 
programs in Laws 1987, chapter 386 or chapter 404, section 26, 
subdivision 6, may be transferred from one of those 
appropriations to another after getting the approval of the 
commissioner of finance.  The commissioner shall not approve a 
transfer unless the commissioner believes that it will carry out 
the intent of the legislature.  The transfer must be reported 
immediately to the committee on finance of the senate and the 
committee on appropriations of the house of representatives. 
    Sec. 10.  [REPEALER.] 
    Sections 1 to 3 are repealed July 1, 1991.  Sections 4 to 8 
are repealed July 1, 1990. 
    Sec. 11.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 4 to 9 are effective the day following final 
enactment. 

                               ARTICLE 3 

                     PLANNING FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT 
    Section 1.  [268.361] [DEFINITIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [TERMS.] For the purposes of sections 1 to 
7, the following terms have the meanings given them. 
    Subd. 2.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] "Advisory committee" means 
the committee established in section 3. 
    Subd. 3.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
commissioner of the state planning agency. 
    Subd. 4.  [ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATION.] "Eligible organization" 
means a public agency or a nonprofit organization that can 
demonstrate an ability to design a program for education and 
training services provided to targeted youth.  Eligible 
organizations may include local jurisdictions, public school 
districts, private nonsectarian schools, post-secondary 
educational institutes, alternative schools, community groups, 
and labor organizations. 
    Subd. 5.  [HOMELESS INDIVIDUAL.] "Homeless individual" or 
"homeless person" means: 
    (1) an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate 
nighttime residence; and 
    (2) an individual who has a primary nighttime residence 
that is: 
    (i) a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter or 
dwelling designed to provide temporary living accommodations; 
    (ii) an institution that provides a temporary residence for 
individuals intended to be institutionalized; or 
    (iii) a public or private place not designed for, or 
ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for humans. 
    The term "homeless individual" does not include any 
individual imprisoned or otherwise detained under federal or 
state law. 
    Subd. 6.  [TARGETED YOUTH.] "Targeted youth" means persons 
that are at least 16 years of age but not older than 21 years of 
age and are part of one of the following groups: 
    (1) persons who are not attending any school and have not 
received a secondary school diploma or its equivalent; or 
    (2) persons currently enrolled in a traditional or 
alternative school setting or a GED program and who, in the 
opinion of an official of the school, are in danger of dropping 
out of the school. 
    Subd. 7.  [VERY LOW INCOME.] "Very low income" means 
incomes that are at or less than 30 percent of the median income 
for the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. 
    Sec. 2.  [268.362] [PLANNING GRANTS.] 
    The commissioner shall make grants of up to $20,000 to 
eligible organizations for the design of programs to provide 
education and training services to targeted youth.  The purpose 
of these programs is to provide specialized training and work 
experience to at-risk targeted youth who have not been served 
effectively by the current educational system.  The programs are 
to be designed to include a work experience component with work 
projects that result in the rehabilitation or construction of 
residential units for the homeless.  Two or more eligible 
organizations may jointly apply for a planning grant.  The 
commissioner shall administer the grant program. 
    Interested eligible organizations must apply to the 
commissioner for the grants.  The advisory committee must review 
the applications and provide to the commissioner a list of 
recommended eligible organizations that the advisory committee 
determines meet the requirements for receiving a planning 
grant.  The commissioner shall select from the committee's list 
at least four organizations to receive the planning grants with 
at least one organization located in each of the cities of 
Minneapolis and St. Paul and two organizations located outside 
the metropolitan area defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2. 
    Sec. 3.  [268.363] [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] 
    A 13-member advisory committee is established as provided 
under Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059 to assist the 
commissioner in selecting eligible organizations to receive 
planning grants, evaluating the final reports of each 
organization, and providing recommendations to the legislature.  
Members of the committee may be reimbursed for expenses but may 
not receive any other compensation for service on the 
committee.  The advisory committee consists of representatives 
of the commissioners of education, human services, and jobs and 
training; a representative of the state director of vocational 
education; a representative of the commissioner of the housing 
finance agency; the director of the office of jobs policy; and 
seven public members appointed by the governor.  Each of the 
following groups must be represented by a public member:  labor 
organizations, local educators, community groups, consumers, 
local housing developers, youth between the ages of 16 and 21, 
and homeless persons.  At least three of the public members must 
be from outside of the metropolitan area as defined in section 
473.121, subdivision 2.  The commissioner may provide staff to 
the advisory committee to assist it in carrying out its purpose. 
    Sec. 4.  [268.364] [PROGRAM PURPOSE AND DESIGN.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [PROGRAM PURPOSE.] The grants awarded under 
section 2 are for the design of a youth employment and training 
program directed at targeted youth who are likely to be at risk 
of not completing their high school education.  Each program 
design must include education, work experience, and job skills 
components. 
    Subd. 2.  [EDUCATION COMPONENT.] A program design must 
contain an education component that requires program 
participants who have not completed their secondary education to 
be enrolled in a traditional public or private secondary school, 
a suitable alternative school setting, or a GED program.  
Program participants must be working toward the completion of 
their secondary education or literacy advancement. 
    Subd. 3.  [WORK EXPERIENCE COMPONENT.] A work experience 
component must be included in each program design.  The work 
experience component must provide vocational skills training in 
an industry where there is a viable expectation of job 
opportunities and a training subsidy or stipend may be provided 
to program participants.  The wage or stipend must be provided 
to participants who are recipients of public assistance in a 
manner or amount which will not reduce public assistance 
benefits.  The work experience component must be designed so 
that work projects result in the expansion of residential units 
for homeless persons and very low income families, and must 
include direct supervision by individuals skilled in each 
specific vocation.  The program design must include an 
examination of how program participants may earn credits toward 
the completion of their secondary education from their 
participation in the work experience component. 
    Subd. 4.  [JOB READINESS SKILLS COMPONENT.] A job readiness 
skills component must be included in each program design.  The 
component must provide program participants with job search 
skills, placement assistance, and other job readiness skills to 
ensure that participants will be able to compete in the 
employment market. 
    Subd. 5.  [ELIGIBLE PROGRAM PROVIDERS.] A program design 
must include the examination of the types of organizations that 
would administer and operate the program.  The types of 
organizations examined must include public school districts, 
private nonsectarian schools, alternative schools, local 
jurisdictions, housing related groups, community groups, and 
labor organizations, or a joint effort among two or more of 
these organizations. 
    Sec. 5.  [268.365] [HOUSING FOR HOMELESS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [REQUIREMENT.] The work experience 
component of the youth employment and training program described 
in section 4 must include work projects that provide residential 
units through construction or rehabilitation for the homeless 
and families with very low incomes. 
    Subd. 2.  [PRIORITY FOR HOUSING.] Any residential units 
that become available through the employment and training 
program must be allocated in the following order: 
    (1) homeless families with at least one dependent; 
    (2) other homeless individuals; 
    (3) other very low income families and individuals; and 
    (4) families or individuals that receive public assistance 
and that do not qualify in any other priority group. 
    Subd. 3.  [ACQUISITION OF HOUSING UNITS.] The program 
design must include an examination of the means of acquiring 
property or buildings for the construction or rehabilitation of 
residential units at the lowest possible cost.  The examination 
must include the review of possible sources of property and 
funding through federal, state, or local agencies, including the 
federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, Farmers 
Home Administration housing finance agency, and the local 
housing authority. 
    Subd. 4.  [MANAGEMENT OF RESIDENTIAL UNITS.] The program 
design must address how to manage these residential units, 
including the source of financing for the maintenance costs of 
the buildings.  Any management plan must include the 
participation of the residents and local established 
neighborhood groups. 
    Sec. 6.  [268.366] [REQUIREMENTS OF ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING 
GRANTS.] 
    An organization that is awarded a planning grant under 
section 2 shall prepare and submit a report to the commissioner 
by January 15, 1989.  The report must address each of the 
following: 
    (1) the method for encouraging the participation of the 
targeted youth in the geographic area surrounding the 
organization receiving the grant; 
    (2) the support services and social services that targeted 
youth require and the means of providing those services to 
program participants.  Services may include client needs 
assessment, preemployment skills such as basic job skills and 
behavior, and intermediate needs such as education and chemical 
dependency treatment; 
    (3) the type and degree of work experience that program 
participants must participate in, including real work experience 
in both vocational and nonvocational settings; 
    (4) the amount of training subsidy or stipend that each 
participant should receive while participating in the work 
experience component.  The subsidy or stipend must reflect 
prevailing wage and benefits standards appropriate for 
preapprenticeship training unless a participant's receipt of 
public assistance is affected.  The subsidy or stipend should be 
structured to include incentives for progress toward increasing 
job skills and completing secondary education; 
    (5) the identification and means of providing the necessary 
job readiness skills so that program participants who have 
completed the work experience and educational components of the 
program may have the ability to compete in the job market.  
These job search skills may include skills assessment, job 
search and selection, application preparation and assistance in 
preparing for job interviews; 
    (6) the methods that may be used to assist in placing 
program participants in suitable employment.  The methods should 
include means of involving state government, businesses, labor 
organizations, community groups, and local jurisdictions in 
assisting in the placement; 
    (7) a plan for evaluating the program, including the 
necessary data elements that must be collected from program 
participants after they have completed the program to monitor 
the success of the program; 
    (8) the method used to maximize parental involvement in the 
program; 
    (9) the identification of existing public and private 
programs that may be utilized by the program to avoid 
duplication of services; 
    (10) the identification of regional characteristics that 
may affect the operation of the program in the specific region 
where the organization is located; 
    (11) the identification and special needs of priority 
groups of targeted youth, which groups may include: 
    (i) persons who are responsible for at least one dependent; 
    (ii) persons who are pregnant; 
    (iii) persons who are or have been subject to any stage of 
the criminal justice system and who may benefit from receiving 
employment and training services in overcoming barriers to 
employment resulting from a record of arrest or conviction; 
    (iv) persons receiving income maintenance services and 
social services, including chemical dependency treatment, 
vocational rehabilitation services, and protection services; 
    (v) persons who reside on a farm who personally derive or 
whose family derives a substantial portion of their income from 
farming, lack nonfarm work skills, or have limited access to 
vocational education or work experience opportunities; 
    (vi) homeless youth; and 
    (vii) minors who that are not financially dependent on a 
parent or a guardian; 
    (12) cost estimates for each of the components of the 
program; and 
    (13) the identification of funding sources other than state 
appropriations that may be used to support the program. 
    Sec. 7.  [268.367] [REPORT.] 
    The commissioner shall prepare and submit a report to the 
legislature and the governor by February 15, 1989, that outlines 
the various program designs submitted by the organizations that 
received planning grants.  The report must also include 
recommendations on which components of the program designs are 
most suitable to meeting the needs of targeted youth.  The 
advisory committee must participate in the preparation of this 
report and in the formulation of the recommendations. 

                               ARTICLE 4 

                              FOREST ROADS 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 89.001, is 
amending by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 14.  "State forest road" means a road constructed, 
acquired, maintained, or administered by the commissioner for 
the purpose of carrying out forest resource management policy as 
set forth in section 89.002. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 89.01, is amended 
by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 7.  The commissioner shall establish a forest road 
coordination committee in each forestry administrative area in 
which a state or county forest road is located.  The 
commissioner shall appoint as members representatives from among 
the following:  road authorities, county land commissioners, 
local governments, the forest products industry, and forest 
recreation interests.  Each committee must meet at least once 
annually.  The committees shall assist in providing a 
transportation system to facilitate the protection, management, 
and use of this state's forest resources.  The purpose of the 
committees includes coordination of the planning, construction, 
maintenance, and use of forest roads, and of restrictions on 
their use.  
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 89.19, is amended 
to read:  
    89.19 [RULES.] 
    The commissioner shall have power to may prescribe such 
rules governing the use of state forest lands under the 
authority of the commissioner and state forest roads, or 
any part parts thereof, by the public or and governing the 
exercising exercise by holders of leases or permits upon state 
on forest lands and state forest roads of all their rights under 
such the leases or permits as may be necessary to carry out the 
purposes of this chapter.  
    Sec. 4.  [89.70] [STATE FOREST ROAD ACCOUNT.] 
    There is created in the state treasury a state forest road 
account in the special revenue fund, consisting of money 
credited under section 8.  Money in the state forest road 
account is appropriated to the commissioner and remains 
available until expended for: 
    (1) acquisition, development, maintenance, and 
administration of state forest roads under the jurisdiction of 
the commissioner of natural resources; and 
    (2) the commissioner's share of the cost of cooperative 
maintenance agreements made with other providers of forest roads.
    Sec. 5.  [89.71] [FOREST ROADS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [DESIGNATION, INVENTORY, RECORDING.] Forest 
roads, bridges, and other improvements administered under 
section 89.002, subdivision 3, are designated as state forest 
roads to the width of the actual use including ditches, 
backslopes, fills, and maintained right-of-way, unless otherwise 
specified in a prior easement of record.  The commissioner may 
undesignate all or part of a state forest road that is not 
needed to carry out forest resource management policy.  The 
commissioner shall maintain and keep current an inventory 
listing and describing roads in which the state claims a right 
or property interest for state forest road purposes.  The 
commissioner may file for record with a county recorder or 
registrar of titles appropriate documents setting forth the 
state's interest in all or part of any state forest road.  
    Subd. 2.  [RIGHT-OF-WAY.] Additional rights-of-way and 
easements, including easements needed for drainage or slopes, 
may be acquired by the commissioner by purchase or gift and by 
condemnation for safety or environmental protection on existing 
roads and to provide access to tracts of public land larger than 
1,000 acres having no access, following a public meeting in the 
area affected.  Rights-of-way and easements shall be designated 
as state forest roads when needed for construction, maintenance, 
or safety of roads.  
    Subd. 3.  [CONSTRUCTION; MAINTENANCE.] The commissioner 
shall develop specifications for the design and construction of 
state forest roads and shall establish maintenance schedules for 
forest roads consistent with their intended use.  
    Subd. 4.  [RULES.] In adopting rules relating to the use of 
state forest roads, the commissioner may incorporate into the 
rules, by reference, traffic regulations contained in chapter 
169.  
    Subd. 5.  [POSTING OF MINIMUM-MAINTENANCE FOREST 
ROADS.] The commissioner may designate a state forest road as a 
minimum-maintenance forest road to be maintained at a level 
consistent with the intended use.  Designation of a state forest 
road as a minimum-maintenance forest road is effective on the 
posting of signs, at entry points to the road and at regular 
intervals along the road, to the effect that the road is a 
minimum-maintenance forest road and that the user travels on the 
road at the user's risk.  Posting of the signs is prima facie 
evidence that adequate notice of minimum-maintenance status has 
been given to the public.  Liability on a road designated under 
this subdivision is governed by section 160.095, subdivision 4.  
    Subd. 6.  [CONVEYANCE OF UNNEEDED ROADS TO OTHER 
GOVERNMENTS.] When the commissioner undesignates a state forest 
road and determines that the road is no longer needed for any 
state purpose, the commissioner may convey by mutual agreement, 
in the manner provided in section 84.63, the state interest in 
the road to the United States, the state of Minnesota, or any of 
its subdivisions, whether or not the road is on state land.  
    Subd. 7.  [COMMISSIONER NOT A ROAD AUTHORITY UNDER HIGHWAY 
LAWS.] Except as otherwise provided, the commissioner is not a 
road authority under chapters 160 to 168, and chapters 160 to 
168 do not apply to forest roads unless specifically made 
applicable by law or rule. 
    Sec. 6.  [89.72] [COUNTY FOREST ACCESS ROAD ACCOUNT.] 
    There is created in the state treasury a county forest 
access road account in the special revenue fund, consisting of 
money credited under section 8.  Money in the county forest 
access road account is appropriated to the commissioner for 
distribution to counties managing forest lands administered 
through a county land department under the jurisdiction of a 
land commissioner appointed under section 282.13.  The payments 
must be made by July 15 and January 15 of each year through the 
commissioner and in proportion to each county's ownership of 
commercial forest lands, for purposes of constructing, 
reconstructing, acquiring, and maintaining county management 
access roads, including the acquisition of rights-of-way or 
easements as may be needed.  
    Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 296.16, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 1a.  [INTENT; FOREST ROADS.] $675,000 of the total 
annual unrefunded revenue from the gasoline fuel tax on all 
gasoline and special fuel received in, produced, or brought into 
this state, except gasoline and special fuel used for aviation 
purposes, is derived from the operation of motor vehicles on 
state forest roads and county forest access roads, and of this 
sum, $400,000 is annually derived from motor vehicles operated 
on state forest roads and $275,000 is annually derived from 
motor vehicles operated on county forest access roads in this 
state. 
    Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 296.421, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 8.  [COMPUTATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF UNREFUNDED TAXES 
FOR FOREST ROADS.] The amount of unrefunded tax paid on gasoline 
and special fuel used to operate motor vehicles on forest roads, 
except gasoline and special fuel used for aviation purposes, is 
$675,000 annually and is appropriated from the highway user tax 
distribution fund and must be transferred and credited in equal 
installments on July 1 and January 1 as follows:  $400,000 must 
be credited to a state forest road account and $275,000 must be 
credited to a county management access road account. 
    Sec. 9.  Laws 1987, chapter 404, section 22, subdivision 4, 
is amended to read: 
     Subd. 4.  Forest Management
  $20,616,500   $20,780,500
              Summary by Fund 
General            $14,839,300  $15,003,200 
Con. Con.          $   250,000  $   250,000 
Forest Management  $ 5,527,200  $ 5,527,300 
The divisions of forestry and fish and 
wildlife must coordinate the harvesting 
of trees in order to ensure optimum 
wildlife habitat benefits and water 
quality of adjacent streams or lakes. 
 $750,000 the first year and $750,000 
the second year are for emergency fire 
fighting and are not subject to 
transfer.  If the appropriation for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it.  The unencumbered 
balance of any other appropriation from 
the general fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources remaining in the 
first year must not be canceled but 
must be transferred and added to this 
appropriation for the second year.  No 
more than $400,000 the first year and 
$410,000 the second year are available 
for presuppression costs. 
 Up to $120,000 per year from the 
general fund under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 89.04 may be used for grants to 
the soil and water conservation board 
for cost-sharing with landowners in the 
state forest improvement program. 
 $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
the second year are for grants to 
counties or groups of counties for 
county forestry assistance programs.  
The commissioners of natural resources, 
revenue, and transportation shall 
jointly study and determine the amount 
of unrefunded gas tax attributable to 
forest logging trucks that use forest 
roads under the authority of the 
commissioner.  Their findings and 
determinations must be reported to the 
chairs of the house appropriations and 
senate finance committees by December 
1, 1988, along with proposed changes to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 296.421, 
that reflect their determinations. 
    Sec. 10.  [STUDY AND REPORT TO LEGISLATURE.] 
    The commissioners of transportation, natural resources, and 
revenue shall study and determine the percentage of revenue 
received from the unrefunded gasoline and special fuel tax that 
is derived from gasoline and special fuel for the operation of 
motor vehicles on state forest roads and county forest roads 
from May 1, 1988, to April 30, 1989.  The commissioners shall 
report the results of this study by October 1, 1989, to the 
transportation committees of the senate and house of 
representatives and to the house appropriations and the senate 
finance committees.  
    Sec. 11.  [COUNTY FOREST ROAD STUDY.] 
    Counties having county forest access roads may use payments 
from the county management access road account to study, 
determine, and inventory by October 1, 1989, these roads and 
their use by logging trucks, recreational vehicles, and other 
users.  
    Sec. 12.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 to 8 are effective July 1, 1988.  Sections 9 to 
11 are effective the day following final enactment. 

                               ARTICLE 5 

                        SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNTS 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
3C.035, subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  [COSTS.] Agencies shall include in their budgets 
amounts to pay for bill drafting services provided by the 
revisor of statutes.  The revisor shall assess agencies for the 
actual cost of bill drafting services rendered to them on 
requests delivered to the revisor by November 1.  The revisor 
shall assess agencies for double the actual cost of bill 
drafting services rendered to them on requests delivered to the 
revisor after November 1.  The revisor shall also assess an 
agency for the actual cost or double the actual cost, as 
appropriate, for drafting a request that a senator or 
representative submits to the revisor's office on behalf of the 
agency.  The revisor may not assess a department or agency for 
the costs related to drafting affecting an agency if the request 
for drafting originated from within the legislature.  Receipts 
from the assessment must be deposited in the state treasury and 
credited to the revisor's account general fund.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 3C.11, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  [PAMPHLETS.] The revisor's office shall compose, 
print, and deliver pamphlets containing parts of Minnesota 
Statutes, parts of Minnesota Rules, or combinations of parts of 
the statutes and rules as may be necessary for the use of public 
officers and departments.  The revisor's office shall use a 
standard form for the pamphlets.  The cost of composition, 
printing, and delivery of the pamphlets, together with a 
reasonable fee for the revisor's services, is to be borne by the 
office or department requesting them.  The printing must be 
limited to actual needs as shown by experience or other 
competent proof.  Revenue from the revisor's fee must be 
deposited in the revisor's account general fund. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 3C.12, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 7.  [SALE PRICE.] The revisor shall fix a reasonable 
sale price of an edition of Minnesota Statutes, supplement to 
Minnesota Statutes, or edition of Laws of Minnesota.  Revenue 
from the sale of the Minnesota Statutes, supplements to 
Minnesota Statutes, and Laws of Minnesota must be deposited in 
the revisor's account general fund. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 14.07, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [RULE DRAFTING ASSISTANCE PROVIDED.] (a) 
The revisor of statutes shall:  
    (1) maintain an agency rules drafting department to draft 
or aid in the drafting of rules or amendments to rules for any 
agency in accordance with subdivision 3 and the objective or 
other instructions which the agency shall give the revisor; and, 
    (2) prepare and publish an agency rules drafting guide 
which shall set out the form and method for drafting rules and 
amendments to rules, and to which all rules shall comply.  
    (b) The revisor shall assess an agency for the actual cost 
of providing aid in drafting rules or amendments to rules.  The 
agency shall pay the assessment using the procedures of section 
3C.056.  Each agency shall include in its budget money to pay 
the revisor's assessment.  Receipts from the assessment must be 
deposited in the state treasury and credited to the revisor's 
account general fund. 
    (c) An agency may not contract with an attorney, 
consultant, or other person either to provide rule drafting 
services to the agency or to advise on drafting unless the 
revisor determines that special expertise is required for the 
drafting and the expertise is not available from the revisor or 
the revisor's staff. 
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 14.07, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  [APPROVAL OF FORM.] No agency decision to adopt a 
rule or emergency rule, including a decision to amend or modify 
a proposed rule or proposed emergency rule, shall be effective 
unless the agency has presented the rule to the revisor of 
statutes and the revisor has certified that its form is 
approved.  The revisor shall assess an agency for the actual 
cost of processing rules for consideration for approval of 
form.  The assessments must include necessary costs to create or 
modify the computer data base of the text of a rule and the cost 
of putting the rule into the form established by the drafting 
guide provided for in subdivision 1.  The agency shall pay the 
assessments using the procedures of section 3C.056.  Each agency 
shall include in its budget money to pay revisor's assessments.  
Receipts from the assessments must be deposited in the state 
treasury and credited to the revisor's account general fund.  
    Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 14.08, 
is amended to read:  
    14.08 [REVISOR OF STATUTES APPROVAL OF RULE FORM.] 
    (a) Two copies of a rule adopted pursuant to the provisions 
of section 14.26 or 14.32 shall be submitted by the agency to 
the attorney general.  The attorney general shall send one copy 
of the rule to the revisor on the same day as it is submitted by 
the agency under section 14.26 or 14.32.  Within five days after 
receipt of the rule, excluding weekends and holidays, the 
revisor shall either return the rule with a certificate of 
approval of the form of the rule to the attorney general or 
notify the attorney general and the agency that the form of the 
rule will not be approved.  
    If the attorney general disapproves a rule, the agency may 
modify it and the agency shall submit two copies of the modified 
rule to the attorney general who shall send a copy to the 
revisor for approval as to form as described in this paragraph. 
    (b) One copy of a rule adopted after a public hearing shall 
be submitted by the agency to the revisor for approval of the 
form of the rule.  Within five working days after receipt of the 
rule, the revisor shall either return the rule with a 
certificate of approval to the agency or notify the agency that 
the form of the rule will not be approved.  
    (c) If the revisor refuses to approve the form of the rule, 
the revisor's notice shall revise the rule so it is in the 
correct form.  
    (d) The attorney general and the revisor of statutes shall 
assess an agency for the actual cost of processing rules under 
this section.  The agency shall pay the revisor's assessments 
using the procedures of section 3C.056.  The agency shall pay 
the attorney general's assessments using the procedures of 
section 8.15.  Each agency shall include in its budget money to 
pay the revisor's and the attorney general's assessments.  
Receipts from the assessment must be deposited in the state 
treasury and credited to the revisor's account or the general 
fund as appropriate. 
    Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 14.47, 
subdivision 8, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 8.  [SALES AND DISTRIBUTION OF COMPILATION.] Any 
compilation, reissue, or supplement published by the revisor 
shall be sold by the revisor for a reasonable fee and its 
proceeds deposited in the revisor's account general fund.  An 
agency shall purchase from the revisor the number of copies of 
the compilation or supplement needed by the agency.  The revisor 
shall provide without charge copies of each edition of any 
compilation, reissue, or supplement to the persons or bodies 
listed in this subdivision.  Those copies must be marked with 
the words "State Copy" and kept for the use of the office.  The 
revisor shall distribute:  
    (a) 25 copies to the office of the attorney general;  
    (b) 12 copies for the legislative commission for review of 
administrative rules;  
    (c) 3 copies to the revisor of statutes for transmission to 
the Library of Congress for copyright and depository purposes; 
    (d) 150 copies to the state law library;  
    (e) 10 copies to the law school of the University of 
Minnesota; and 
    (f) one copy of any compilation or supplement to each 
county library maintained pursuant to section 134.12 upon its 
request, except in counties containing cities of the first 
class.  If a county has not established a county library 
pursuant to section 134.12, the copy will be provided to any 
public library in the county upon its request. 
    Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
480.236, is amended to read:  
    480.236 [SOFTWARE SALES.] 
    The supreme court may sell or license self-developed or 
vendor custom-developed computer software products or systems 
through whatever sales method the supreme court, in its 
discretion, deems appropriate, in order to offset its software 
development costs.  Prices for the software products or systems 
may be based on market considerations.  Proceeds of the sale or 
licensing of software products or systems by the supreme court 
must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to a 
software sales account.  Investment income and investment losses 
attributable to investment of the software sales account must be 
credited to the account.  Money in the account is appropriated 
to the supreme court to operate and improve the trial court 
information system and other court information systems the 
general fund. 
    Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
480.241, subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  [TRANSMITTAL OF SURCHARGE TO SUPREME COURT.] 
Notwithstanding any other law or rule to the contrary, all 
surcharges collected pursuant to subdivision 1 shall be 
transmitted monthly by the district, county, and conciliation 
court court administrators and municipal court administrators to 
the supreme court for deposit in a legal services account in the 
special revenue the state treasury and credit to the general 
fund.  After June 30, 1989, two-thirds of the surcharge must be 
deposited in the legal services account in the special revenue 
fund and one-third must be deposited in the software sales 
account under section 480.236. 
    Sec. 10.  [REPEALER.] 
    Minnesota Statutes 1986, sections 3C.055; 3C.057; 5.13; and 
16A.625, are repealed. 
    Sec. 11.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This article is effective July 1, 1989. 
    Approved April 28, 1988