language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1990 CHAPTER 584-S.F.No. 1001 An act relating to the community dispute resolution program; establishing eligibility criteria for grant recipients; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 494.01, subdivisions 1 and 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 494. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 494.01, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [DEFINITION.] For
thepurposes of Laws 1984, chapter 654, article 2, sections 133 to 136this chapter, "dispute resolution" means a process voluntarily entered by parties in disagreement using mediation or arbitration to reconcile the parties' differences. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 494.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [ESTABLISHMENT; ADMINISTRATION.] The dispute resolution program shall be established and administered by thestate court administrator's officeadministrator shall administer the dispute resolution program. Sec. 3. [494.015] [TRAINING AND PROGRAM CERTIFICATION GUIDELINES.] Subdivision 1. [GUIDELINES.] The state court administrator shall adopt guidelines for use by community dispute resolution programs and training programs for mediators and arbitrators for the community dispute resolution programs. The guidelines must include provisions to ensure that participation in dispute resolution is voluntary, procedures for case processing, and program certification criteria that must be met to receive court referrals. Subd. 2. [CERTIFICATION.] The state court administrator shall certify programs that meet the requirements for certification set under subdivision 1. Sec. 4. [494.05] [GRANTS.] Subdivision 1. [ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.] A community dispute resolution program is not eligible for a grant under this section unless it: (1) complies with this chapter and the guidelines and rules adopted under this chapter; (2) is certified by the state court administrator under section 3, subdivision 2; (3) demonstrates that at least two-thirds of its annual budget will be derived from sources other than the state; (4) documents evidence of support within its service area by community organizations, administrative agencies, and judicial and legal system representatives; and (5) is exempt or has applied for exemption from federal taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or is administered and funded by a city, county, or court system as a distinct, identifiable unit that has a separate and distinguishable operating budget. Subd. 2. [FUNDING.] Grants under this section must be used for the costs of operating approved programs. A program is eligible to receive a grant equal to one-third of its estimated annual budget, not more than $25,000 a year. Subd. 3. [REPORTS.] The state court administrator shall compile a summary report of the data submitted in the previous year and any other relevant information from other sources. The report must be submitted to the legislature by February 1 of each year. Sec. 5. [APPROPRIATION.] $100,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the state court administrator in fiscal year 1991 for grants under section 4. This is a one-time expenditure and is available until expended. Presented to the governor April 28, 1990 Signed by the governor May 3, 1990, 6:05 p.m.
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