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                            CHAPTER 411-H.F.No. 2314 
                  An act relating to waste reduction; amending various 
                  statutes to be consistent with recent law relating to 
                  distribution of reports and materials to legislators; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 144.672, 
                  subdivision 2; 144.70, subdivision 1; 458A.08; and 
                  473.445, subdivision 3.  
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 144.672, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [BIENNIAL REPORT REQUIRED.] The commissioner of 
        health shall prepare and transmit to the governor and to members 
        of the legislature under section 3.195, a biennial report on the 
        incidence of cancer in Minnesota and a compilation of summaries 
        and reports from special studies and investigations performed to 
        determine the potential public health significance of an 
        increase in cancer incidence, together with any findings and 
        recommendations.  The first report shall be delivered by 
        February 1989, with subsequent reports due in February of each 
        of the following odd-numbered years. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 144.70, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CONTENT.] The commissioner of health shall 
        prepare a report every two years concerning the status and 
        operations of the health care markets in Minnesota.  The 
        commissioner of health shall transmit the reports to the 
        governor, and to the members of the legislature under section 
        3.195.  The first report must be submitted on January 15, 1987, 
        and succeeding reports on January 15 every two years.  Each 
        report must contain information, analysis, and appropriate 
        recommendations concerning the following issues associated with 
        Minnesota health care markets:  
           (1) the overall status of the health care cost problem, 
        including the costs faced by employers and individuals, and 
        prospects for the problem's improving or getting worse; 
           (2) the status of competitive forces in the market for 
        health services and the market for health plans, and the effect 
        of the forces on the health care cost problem; 
           (3) the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of facilitating 
        development of strengthened competitive forces through state 
        initiatives; 
           (4) the feasibility of limiting health care costs by means 
        other than competitive forces, including direct forms of 
        government intervention such as price regulation; the 
        commissioner of health may exclude this issue from the report if 
        the report concludes that the overall status of the health care 
        cost problem is improving, or that competitive forces are 
        contributing significantly to health care cost containment; 
           (5) the overall status of access to adequate health 
        services by citizens of Minnesota, the scope of financial and 
        geographic barriers to access, the effect of competitive forces 
        on access, and prospects for access improving or getting worse; 
           (6) the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of enhancing 
        access to adequate health services by citizens of Minnesota 
        through state initiatives; and 
           (7) the commissioner of health's operations and activities 
        for the preceding two years as they relate to the duties imposed 
        on the commissioner of health by sections 144.695 to 144.703.  
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 458A.08, is 
        amended to read: 
           458A.08 [COMMISSION; ANNUAL REPORTS.] 
           The commission on or before November 30, 1969, and annually 
        thereafter, shall prepare a report for the preceding fiscal 
        year, also, so far as practicable, for the further time up to 
        the preparation of the report, containing, in addition to such 
        other matters as the commission may deem proper, the following: 
           (a) the activities of the commission during the period 
        covered by the report; 
           (b) the financial condition of public transit systems under 
        the control of the commission; 
           (c) a complete financial accounting of moneys received and 
        spent by the commission during the fiscal year; 
           (d) recommendations for improvements of or additions to the 
        mass transit facilities of the area to provide adequate, speedy, 
        and efficient means of transporting people therein; 
           (e) recommendations for any needed legislation in 
        furtherance of the aforesaid purposes. 
           Each report shall be filed with the secretary of the 
        commission and a copy shall be filed with the secretary of 
        state.  Copies shall also be submitted to the legislature at the 
        opening of each regular session after July 1, 1969, and shall be 
        distributed annually to the governor and to each member of the 
        legislature under section 3.195, each county commission, and 
        each elected chief executive of each municipality in the transit 
        area. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 473.445, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  Each report must be filed with the secretary of 
        the commission and a copy must be filed with the board, the 
        council, and the secretary of state.  Copies must also be 
        submitted to the legislature by November 15 of each 
        even-numbered year and distributed annually to the governor, to 
        each member of the legislature under section 3.195, to each 
        county, and to each elected chief executive of each municipality 
        in the metropolitan area. 
           Presented to the governor April 8, 1994 
           Signed by the governor April 11, 1994, 2:42 p.m.