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Laws of Minnesota 1992 CHAPTER 515-S.F.No. 2186 An act relating to human services; providing for appointment of a member to the child abuse prevention advisory council by the commissioner of human services; providing for an American Indian child welfare advisory council; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 257.3579; Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 299A.23, subdivision 2. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 257.3579, is amended to read: 257.3579 [AMERICAN INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ADVISORY
TASK FORCECOUNCIL.] The commissioner shall appoint an American Indian advisory task forcecouncil to help formulate policies and procedures relating to Indian child welfare services and to make recommendations regarding approval of grants provided under section 257.3571, subdivisions 1 and 2. The task forcecouncil shall consist of 17 members appointed by the commissioner and must include representatives of each of the 11 Minnesota reservations who are authorized by tribal resolution, one representative from the Duluth Urban Indian Community, three representatives from the Minneapolis Urban Indian Community, and two representatives from the St. Paul Urban Indian Community. Representatives from the urban Indian communities must be selected through an open appointments process under section 15.0597. The task force shall expire on June 30, 1991.The terms, compensation, and removal of American Indian child welfare advisory task forcecouncil members shall be as provided in section 15.059. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 299A.23, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [ADVISORY COUNCIL.] An advisory council of 1819 members is established under section 15.059. The commissioners of human services, public safety, health, education, and corrections shall each appoint one member. The subcommittee on committees of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives shall each appoint two members of their respective bodies, one from each caucus. The governor shall appoint an additional ten members who shall demonstrate knowledge in the area of child abuse and shall represent the demographic and geographic composition of the state, and to the extent possible, represent the following groups: local government, parents, racial and ethnic minority communities, the religious community, professional providers of child abuse prevention and treatment services, and volunteers in child abuse prevention and treatment services. The council shall advise and assist the commissioner in carrying out sections 299A.20 to 299A.26. The council does not expire as provided by section 15.059, subdivision 5. Presented to the governor April 17, 1992 Signed by the governor April 24, 1992, 4:00 p.m.