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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 FORCE 
COUNCIL.] 
    The commissioner shall appoint an American Indian advisory 
task force council 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 force council 
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 force council 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 18 19 
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.