language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1992 CHAPTER 518-H.F.No. 2749 An act relating to telecommunications; authorizing the telecommunications access for communication-impaired persons' board to advance money to contractors under certain conditions; prescribing the terms and compensation of board members; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 237.51, subdivision 3; and 237.52, subdivision 5. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 237.51, subdivision 3, is amended to read: Subd. 3. [REMOVAL; VACANCY; EXPENSES.] The membership terms, compensation, and removal of members and the filling of membership vacancies
shall be handled as provided under section 15.059, subdivision 4. Members of the board may be reimbursed for expenses incurred in attending meetings as authorized by the commissioner's plan adopted under section 43A.18, subdivision 2are governed by section 15.0575. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 237.52, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [EXPENDITURES.] Money in the fund may only be used for: (1) expenses of the board, including personnel cost, public relations, board members' expenses, preparation of reports, and other reasonable expenses not to exceed 20 percent of total program expenditures; (2) reimbursing the commissioner of human services for purchases made or services provided pursuant to section 237.53; (3) reimbursing telephone companies for purchases made or services provided under section 237.53, subdivision 5; and (4) contracting for establishment and operation of the message relay service required by section 237.54. All costs directly associated with the establishment of the board and program, the purchase and distribution of communication devices, and the establishment and operation of the message relay service are either reimbursable or directly payable from the fund after authorization by the board. Notwithstanding section 16A.41, the board may advance money to the contractor of the message relay service if the contractor establishes to the board's satisfaction that the advance payment is necessary for the operation of the service. The advance payment may be used only for working capital reserve for the operation of the service. The advance payment must be offset or repaid by the end of the contract fiscal year together with interest accrued from the date of payment. Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 2 is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor April 17, 1992 Signed by the governor April 27, 1992, 1:46 p.m.
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