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Laws of Minnesota 1990 CHAPTER 376-H.F.No. 2212 An act relating to education; revising, updating, and making substantive changes in the laws on the county extension service; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 38.33; 38.34; 38.35; 38.36; 38.37; and 38.38; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 38. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 38.33, is amended to read: 38.33 [
PURPOSECOORDINATION TO MAINTAIN COUNTY EXTENSION WORK.] The purpose ofSections 38.33 to 38.38 is tocoordinate the work of the federal, state, and county government , the state, the several counties of the state,and the division of agriculturalMinnesota extension service of the University of Minnesota in the maintenance ofto maintain county extension work in agriculture and home economics. Sec. 2. [38.331] [DEFINITIONS.] Subdivision 1. [APPLICATION.] In sections 38.33 to 38.38, the definitions in this section apply. Subd. 2. [COUNTY EXTENSION WORK.] "County extension work" means educational programs and services provided by extension agents in the areas of agriculture, economic and human development, community leadership, and environment and natural resources. Subd. 3. [DIRECTOR OF EXTENSION.] "Director of extension" means the dean and director of the Minnesota extension service of the University of Minnesota. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 38.34, is amended to read: 38.34 [COUNTY BOARD , EXPENSESMAY PAY FOR EXTENSION WORK.] TheA board of county commissioners of the several counties of this state are hereby authorized and empowered tomay incur expenses and to expendspend money for county extension work in agriculture and home economics,as provided in sections 38.33 to 38.38. Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 38.35, is amended to read: 38.35 [STATE APPROPRIATIONS, HOW EXPENDEDSPENT.] All moneysMoney appropriated by the state for the purpose of aiding in the maintenanceto maintain and pay expenses of county extension work in agriculture and home economics shallmust be expendedspent under the direction of the deandirector of the Institute of Agriculture of the University of Minnesota, or the dean's delegated representativeextension, who, acting with the county extension committee, is hereby empowered toshall carry out the provisions ofsections 38.33 to 38.38. Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 38.36, is amended to read: 38.36 [COUNTY EXTENSION COMMITTEE.] Subdivision 1. [COMMITTEE COMPOSITION.] There shall be provided in eachA county must have an extension committee , consisting of. The committee must have nine members , of whom. Two shall bemembers of the board ofmust be county commissioners , including the chair and one other member ofappointed by the county board selected by the board,. The county auditor , andor the auditor's designee must be a member. If the county has no office of auditor, the county board shall appoint a member from the county administration. Six additionalmembers to be selected andmust be appointed at large by the county board as provided in this section. In 1970 and each year thereafter,The county board of county commissionersat theirits annual meeting shall select andappoint on an at large basisfor a term of three years thatthe number of the county extension committee as isof members required to fill the memberships on that committee expiring at that time. Subd. 2. [BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS.] In cooperation with the deandirector of the Institute of Agriculture of the University of Minnesotaextension, or the dean's delegated representativedirector's designee, the county extension committee, each year, on or before the second Monday of Julyin accordance with county budgetary deadlines, shall prepare a budget showing the total funds available and needed ,and shall recommend to the county board of county commissionersthe amount of county funds necessary for the maintenanceto maintain, support, and pay the expenses of thecounty extension work in agriculture and home economicsduring the following year. A copy of suchthe budget shallmust be presented by the county auditorto the county board of county commissioners. Subd. 3. [COUNTY APPROPRIATIONS, HOW SPENT.] It shall be the duty ofThe county board of county commissioners at its regular meeting in July or January, as the case may be, toshall consider the recommended county share of money necessary for the maintenanceto maintain, support, and pay the expenses of county extension work in agriculture and home economicsduring the following year. For these purposes, the county board of county commissionersmay appropriate money annually from theits general revenue fund and may include the sameamount of the county's share in the annual levy of county taxes or may make a special levy for county extension purposes or both. The amount ofmoney soset aside and appropriated by the county board of county commissioners for any countyfor these purposes shall constitute a fund to be known asis the county extension fund , which shall. Money from the fund may be paid out by orders of the deandirector of the Institute of Agriculture of the University of Minnesotaextension, or the dean's delegated representative, for salaries of the agents employed, their employeesdirector's designee, to pay a part of the compensation of the agents employed, to pay directly the compensation of county support employees, and to pay other expenses incident to the work of such agents in improving agriculture and home economics and improving and bettering the marketing of farm products within the appropriation availablecounty extension work. NoAn order for the application of these funds for the purposes named shallto pay money from the fund must not be issued until the expenditure shall havehas been audited and signed by the county auditor or other appropriate county official. In the event there is an unexpendedA balance ofin the county extension fund at the end of anya year , this balance shallmust be carried over or reappropriated. Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 38.37, is amended to read: 38.37 [COUNTY EXTENSION COMMITTEE; PROGRAM, COUNTY AGENTS.] The county extension committee shall, annually, formulateplan a program of county extension work in agriculture and home economicsin cooperation with the agriculturalMinnesota extension divisionservice of the University of Minnesota and the United States Department of Agriculture. For the purpose of putting thisTo run the program into operation it shall be the duty of, the county extension committee, acting with the deandirector of the Institute of Agriculture of the University of Minnesotaextension, or the dean's delegated representative, and in accordance with county and university personnel administration procedures to employ adirector's designee, shall recommend for employment suitable and qualified person orpersons for such workto be known as countyextension agents. The extension agents must be employed according to university personnel procedures and must be university employees. The extension agents shall provide educational programs and services to enhance the quality and productivity of county extension work. Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 38.38, is amended to read: 38.38 [ COUNTYEXTENSION COMMITTEE; DUTIESDUTY, OFFICERS, PAY.] The duties of the members ofThe county extension committee , in addition to those hereinbefore specified,shall be toencourage the cooperation ofall individuals and organizations to cooperate to make profitable use of extension activities. It shall elect its own chair and vice-chair, who shall serve for one year. The county extension agent shall give aid and advice to all residents of the county when called upon, when the object is to improve the science, art and business of agriculture and home economics and subjects related thereto.The county auditor shall act as, the auditor's designee, or the appointee from the county administration is the secretary of suchthe county extension committee , and. The secretary shall keep a record of all its proceedings ,and shall forward copies of all resolutions of the county board appropriating funds by the county commissionersto the deandirector of the Institute of Agriculture of the University of Minnesotaextension. The members of the county extension committee other than members of the board of county commissioners shall be reimbursed for expenses or may receive a per diem allowance in accordance with section 375.47.County commissioners who are members of the committee may receive a per diem pursuant tounder section 375.055, subdivision 1, and may be reimbursed for their necessary expenses, including mileage in accordance withunder section 471.665. Other committee members may be reimbursed for expenses or may receive a per diem allowance under section 375.47. Sec. 8. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 to 7 are effective July 1, 1990. Presented to the governor March 28, 1990 Signed by the governor March 29, 1990, 10:32 p.m.
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