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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.