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                            CHAPTER 390-S.F.No. 2857 
                  An act relating to the organization and operation of 
                  state government; appropriating money for the general 
                  administrative expenses of state government; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1994, sections 8.15, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 16A.11, subdivision 1, and by adding a 
                  subdivision; 16D.02, subdivision 2; 16D.03, 
                  subdivisions 2 and 3; 16D.04, subdivision 2; 16D.09; 
                  69.021, subdivision 4, and by adding subdivisions; 
                  69.031, subdivisions 1 and 5; 144C.03, subdivision 2; 
                  192.501, as amended; 363.071, subdivision 7; and 
                  423A.02, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 
                  1995 Supplement, sections 16D.02, subdivision 8; 
                  16D.04, subdivision 1; 16D.06, subdivision 2; 16D.08, 
                  subdivision 2; 16D.11, subdivisions 1 and 7; 16D.12; 
                  and 240A.08; Laws 1995, chapter 254, article 1, 
                  section 11, subdivision 8; proposing coding for new 
                  law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 10; and 14; 
                  repealing Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
                  353.65, subdivision 7. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
        Section 1.  [STATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the general fund, or another fund named, to 
        the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
        available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
        figures "1996" and "1997," where used in this act, mean that the 
        appropriation or appropriations listed under them are available 
        for the year ending June 30, 1996, or June 30, 1997, 
        respectively.  
                                SUMMARY BY FUND 
                                  1996          1997           TOTAL
        General                $4,457,000     $5,049,000     $9,506,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  1996         1997 
        Sec. 2.  ATTORNEY GENERAL 
        An amount sufficient to reimburse the 
        general fund for legal costs 
        attributable to general fund 
        expenditures is appropriated for the 
        fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, from 
        all direct appropriated nongeneral 
        funds. 
        The budget request of the attorney 
        general for the 1998-1999 biennium must 
        include a consolidated listing that 
        shows on one page all the 
        appropriations that will be used to 
        support the attorney general's office 
        and the finance divisions from which 
        they will be requested. 
        Sec. 3.  OFFICE OF STRATEGIC
        AND LONG-RANGE PLANNING                   50,000        -0-     
        The environmental quality board shall 
        assess:  (1) the compatibility of metal 
        materials shredding projects with other 
        industrial uses, tourism, and other 
        nonindustrial uses of the Mississippi 
        river critical area, which has been 
        designated an area of critical concern 
        by section 116G.15; and (2) the 
        environmental and public health effects 
        of burning coal within or near 
        residential areas of large urban 
        centers.  The board shall report its 
        findings, and any recommendations 
        developed pursuant to these 
        assessments, to the legislature by 
        January 1, 1997.* (The preceding 
        section was vetoed by the governor.) 
        Sec. 4.  ADMINISTRATION                  -0-          1,250,000 
        $1,000,000 is for impact analysis and 
        staff for state information system 
        modifications relating to year 2000 
        date change requirements. 
        $134,000 of contributed capital is 
        transferred from the electronic 
        equipment rental fund to the 
        micrographics/records center fund in 
        fiscal year 1996. 
        $100,000 is for the Government 
        Information Access Council. 
        $150,000 is for grants for public 
        information television transmission of 
        legislative activities.  This amount is 
        in addition to the appropriation in 
        Laws 1995, chapter 254, article 1, 
        section 11, subdivision 8. 
        Sec. 5.  CAPITOL AREA 
        ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING BOARD          10,000        420,000
        $250,000 in fiscal year 1997 is for 
        design and construction of the 
        Minnesota Women's Suffrage Memorial 
        Garden on the capitol grounds.  The 
        last $50,000 of this appropriation is 
        available only upon demonstration of a 
        $50,000 match in nonstate funds. 
        $10,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for 
        treatment of the surface of the Roy 
        Wilkins memorial that must be performed 
        immediately to prevent deterioration of 
        the surface.  Any amount of this 
        appropriation not spent in fiscal year 
        1996 may be carried forward and spent 
        in fiscal year 1997. 
        $170,000 in fiscal year 1997 is for 
        revision of the board's comprehensive 
        plan and zoning ordinance. 
        Sec. 6.  FINANCE                       4,397,000      2,103,000
        This is a one-time appropriation for 
        critical statewide operating systems 
        and is added to the appropriation in 
        Laws 1995, chapter 254, article 1, 
        section 14, subdivision 6.  The 
        commissioner of finance may transfer 
        portions of this appropriation to the 
        commissioner of administration and the 
        commissioner of employee relations.  
        By January 15, 1997, the sponsoring 
        agencies of the statewide systems 
        project shall report to the 
        legislature.  The report must include 
        an accounting of money spent for 
        statewide operating systems, and 
        projections for future spending.  The 
        report also must include strategies for 
        potential savings opportunities in 
        operation of the statewide systems.  
        The agencies must consider alternatives 
        to mainframe operations.  The report 
        must describe efforts to:  improve 
        operator proficiency, modify software 
        to achieve efficiencies, and educate 
        users concerning efficient use of the 
        systems. 
        The report must also include 
        recommendations for management of user 
        consumption of Intertech resources for 
        the statewide systems, including the 
        desirability of charge backs and fees 
        for services. 
        Sec. 7.  REVENUE                         -0-            976,000
        This appropriation is to increase the 
        department's audit presence in greater 
        Minnesota and to make changes to the 
        withholding system. 
        It is anticipated that these changes 
        will result in additional general fund 
        revenues of $1,950,000 in fiscal year 
        1997. 
        Sec. 8.  HUMAN RIGHTS                    -0-            300,000
        (a) This appropriation is for an 
        alternative dispute resolution program 
        and to reduce the backlog of open cases 
        under investigation by the department. 
        (b) $200,000 is available July 1, 1996. 
        The commissioner of human rights shall, 
        by May 15, 1996, submit to the chairs 
        of the senate finance committee and the 
        house of representatives ways and means 
        committee a plan to investigate and 
        process charges in accordance with the 
        priorities required by Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 363.06, subdivision 
        4, and to identify and dismiss within 
        six months of filing cases that should 
        be dismissed as not warranting the use 
        of department resources.  The plan will 
        be implemented as provided below and 
        its effectiveness will be tested by its 
        application to cases filed after July 
        1, 1996, as provided in paragraphs (d) 
        and (e). 
        (c) The commissioner of human rights, 
        in consultation with representatives of 
        groups of people affected by the Human 
        Rights Act, shall submit to the 
        legislature by January 1, 1997 a plan 
        to eliminate the case backlog in the 
        department and a plan to process cases 
        in the future in a manner that complies 
        with statutory time deadlines. 
        (d) $100,000 is available January 1, 
        1997, so long as the department has 
        screened all cases pending within the 
        department in accordance with the plan 
        submitted, has dismissed, within six 
        months of the date of filing, at least 
        75 percent of cases filed after July 1, 
        1996 that were identified as not 
        warranting the use of department 
        resources by that screening, and has 
        reduced the average time for closing a 
        case to 13 months. 
        (e) If by February 1, 1997 the 
        commissioner has not screened every 
        charge filed on or after July 1, 1996, 
        and, within six months after it was 
        filed, either dismissed it or 
        classified it as a case that warrants 
        investigation to determine probable 
        cause or not probable cause, the 
        legislature intends not to include the 
        amount appropriated in this section in 
        the department's appropriation for the 
        1998-1999 biennium. 
        (f) Until June 30, 1997, the 
        commissioner of human rights shall 
        administer an alternative dispute 
        resolution program to resolve disputes 
        arising under the human rights act, 
        with a process to follow up with 
        parties willing to use alternative 
        dispute resolution, develop and 
        maintain a panel of mediators and 
        advisors and assign them to cases, 
        track progress of alternative dispute 
        resolution cases, and conduct 
        evaluations of the program. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 8.15, is amended 
        by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [REIMBURSEMENTS.] State agencies receiving legal 
        services from the attorney general for nongeneral funded 
        activities shall reimburse the full cost of those services to 
        the general fund based on periodic billings prepared by the 
        attorney general.  Payment must be made to the attorney general 
        for deposit to the general fund as a nondedicated receipt.  The 
        attorney general, in consultation with the commissioner of 
        finance, shall develop reimbursement policies and procedures 
        related to legal services.  
           Sec. 10.  [10.55] [JUNETEENTH.] 
           June 19 is designated Juneteenth in recognition of the 
        historical pronouncement of the abolition of slavery on June 19, 
        1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation was said to have been 
        first publicly read in Texas.  The governor may take any action 
        necessary to promote and encourage the observance of Juneteenth 
        and public schools may offer instruction and programs on the 
        occasion. 
           Sec. 11.  [14.045] [AGENCIES; LIMITS ON PENALTIES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [LIMIT ON PENALTIES.] An agency may not, 
        under authority of rule, levy a total fine or penalty of more 
        than $700 for a single violation unless the agency has specific 
        statutory authority to levy a fine in excess of that amount. 
           Subd. 2.  [CRIMINAL PENALTY.] An agency may not, by rule, 
        establish a criminal penalty unless the agency has specific 
        statutory authority to do so. 
           Subd. 3.  [FACTORS.] (a) If a statute or rule gives an 
        agency discretion over the amount of a fine, the agency must 
        take the following factors into account in determining the 
        amount of the fine: 
           (1) the willfulness of the violation; 
           (2) the gravity of the violation, including damage to 
        humans, animals, and the natural resources of the state; 
           (3) the history of past violations; 
           (4) the number of violations; 
           (5) the economic benefit gained by the person by allowing 
        or committing the violation; and 
           (6) other factors that justice may require. 
           (b) For a violation after an initial violation, the 
        following factors must be considered in addition to the factors 
        in paragraph (a): 
           (1) similarity of previous violations to the current 
        violation to be penalized; 
           (2) time elapsed since the last violation; 
           (3) number of previous violations; and 
           (4) response of the person to the most recent previous 
        violation identified. 
           Subd. 4.  [EFFECT ON OTHER LAW.] This section does not 
        affect the right of an agency to deny a permit, revoke a 
        license, or take similar action, other than the imposition of a 
        fine, even if the cost of the denial, revocation, or other 
        action to the affected party exceeds $700. 
           Subd. 5.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Subdivisions 1, 2, and 4 apply 
        only to fines and penalties imposed under rules for which notice 
        of intent to adopt rules is published after the effective date 
        of this section. 
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16A.11, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [WHEN.] The governor shall submit a 
        three-part four-part budget to the legislature.  Parts one and 
        two, the budget message and detailed operating budget, must be 
        submitted by the fourth Tuesday in January in each odd-numbered 
        year.  Part three, the detailed recommendations as to capital 
        expenditure, must be submitted as follows:  agency capital 
        budget requests by June 15 of each odd-numbered year; 
        preliminary governor's recommendations by September 1 of each 
        odd-numbered year; and final recommendations by February 1 of 
        each even-numbered year.  Part four, the detailed 
        recommendations as to information technology expenditure, must 
        be submitted at the same time the governor submits the budget 
        message to the legislature. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16A.11, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3c.  [PART FOUR; DETAILED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
        BUDGET.] The detailed information technology budget must include 
        recommendations for information technology projects to be funded 
        during the next biennium and planning estimates for an 
        additional two biennia.  It must be submitted with projects 
        ranked in order of importance among all projects as determined 
        by the governor. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16D.02, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
        commissioner of finance revenue. 
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        16D.02, subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [ENTERPRISE.] "Enterprise" means the Minnesota 
        collection enterprise, a separate unit established by the 
        commissioner to carry out the provisions of this chapter, 
        pursuant to the commissioner's authority to contract with the 
        commissioner of revenue for collection services under section 
        16D.04, subdivision 1. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16D.03, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [STATE AGENCY REPORTS.] State agencies shall 
        report quarterly to the commissioner of finance the debts owed 
        to them.  The commissioner of finance, in consultation with the 
        commissioners of revenue and human services, and the attorney 
        general, shall establish internal guidelines for the 
        recognition, tracking, reporting, and collection of debts owed 
        the state.  The internal guidelines must include accounting 
        standards, performance measurements, and uniform reporting 
        requirements applicable to all state agencies.  The commissioner 
        of finance shall require a state agency to recognize, track, 
        report, and attempt to collect debts according to the internal 
        guidelines. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16D.03, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER.] By January 15 of 
        each year, the commissioner of finance shall report on the 
        management of debts owed the state, including performance 
        measurements and progress of the debt collection efforts 
        undertaken by state agencies and the commissioner.  The report 
        must be made to the governor and the chairs of the committee on 
        finance of the senate and the committee on ways and means of the 
        house of representatives. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        16D.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DUTIES.] The commissioner shall provide 
        services to the state and its agencies to collect debts owed the 
        state.  The commissioner is not a collection agency as defined 
        by section 332.31, subdivision 3, and is not licensed, bonded, 
        or regulated by the commissioner of commerce under sections 
        332.31 to 332.35 or 332.38 to 332.45.  The commissioner is 
        subject to section 332.37, except clause (9) or (10).  The 
        commissioner may contract with the commissioner of revenue for 
        collection services, and may delegate to the commissioner of 
        revenue any of the commissioner's duties and powers under this 
        chapter.  Debts referred to the commissioner of revenue for 
        collection under this section or section 256.9792 may in turn be 
        referred by the commissioner of revenue to the enterprise.  An 
        audited financial statement may not be required as a condition 
        of debt placement with a private agency if the private agency:  
        (1) has errors and omissions coverage under a professional 
        liability policy in an amount of at least $1,000,000; or (2) has 
        a fidelity bond to cover actions of its employees, in an amount 
        of at least $100,000.  In cases of debts referred under section 
        256.9792, the provisions of this chapter and section 256.9792 
        apply to the extent they are not in conflict.  If they are in 
        conflict, the provisions of section 256.9792 control.  For 
        purposes of this chapter, the referring agency for such debts 
        remains the department of human services. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16D.04, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [AGENCY PARTICIPATION.] A state agency may, at 
        its option, refer debts to the commissioner for collection.  The 
        ultimate responsibility for the debt, including the reporting of 
        the debt to the commissioner of finance and the decision with 
        regard to the continuing collection and uncollectibility of the 
        debt, remains with the referring state agency. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        16D.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DISCLOSURE OF DATA.] Data received, collected, 
        created, or maintained by the commissioner or the attorney 
        general to collect debts are classified as private data on 
        individuals under section 13.02, subdivision 12, or nonpublic 
        data under section 13.02, subdivision 9.  The commissioner or 
        the attorney general may disclose not public data: 
           (1) under section 13.05; 
           (2) under court order; 
           (3) under a statute specifically authorizing access to the 
        not public data; 
           (4) to provide notices required or permitted by statute; 
           (5) to an agent of the commissioner or the attorney 
        general, including a law enforcement person, attorney, or 
        investigator acting for the commissioner or the attorney general 
        in the investigation or prosecution of a criminal or civil 
        proceeding relating to collection of a debt; 
           (6) to report names of debtors, amount of debt, date of 
        debt, and the agency to whom debt is owed to credit bureaus and 
        private collection agencies under contract with the 
        commissioner; 
           (7) when necessary to locate the debtor, locate the assets 
        of the debtor, or to enforce or implement the collection of a 
        debt; and 
           (8) to the commissioner of revenue for tax administration 
        purposes. 
           The commissioner and the attorney general may not disclose 
        data that is not public to a private collection agency or other 
        entity with whom the commissioner has contracted under section 
        16D.04, subdivision 4, unless disclosure is otherwise authorized 
        by law. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        16D.08, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [POWERS.] In addition to the collection remedies 
        available to private collection agencies in this state, the 
        commissioner, with legal assistance from the attorney general, 
        may utilize any statutory authority granted to a referring 
        agency for purposes of collecting debt owed to that referring 
        agency.  The commissioner may also use delegate to the 
        enterprise the tax collection remedies of the commissioner of 
        revenue in sections 270.06, clauses (7) and (17), excluding the 
        power to subpoena witnesses; 270.66; 270.69, excluding 
        subdivisions 7 and 13; 270.70, excluding subdivision 14; 
        270.7001 to 270.72; and 290.92, subdivision 23, except that a 
        continuous wage levy under section 290.92, subdivision 23, is 
        only effective for 70 days, unless no competing wage 
        garnishments, executions, or levies are served within the 70-day 
        period, in which case a wage levy is continuous until a 
        competing garnishment, execution, or levy is served in the 
        second or a succeeding 70-day period, in which case a continuous 
        wage levy is effective for the remainder of that period.  A 
        debtor who qualifies for cancellation of the collection penalty 
        under section 16D.11, subdivision 3, clause (1), can apply to 
        the commissioner for reduction or release of a continuous wage 
        levy, if the debtor establishes that the debtor needs all or a 
        portion of the wages being levied upon to pay for essential 
        living expenses, such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care, 
        or expenses necessary for maintaining employment.  The 
        commissioner's determination not to reduce or release a 
        continuous wage levy is appealable to district court.  The word 
        "tax" or "taxes" when used in the tax collection statutes listed 
        in this subdivision also means debts referred under this 
        chapter.  For debts other than state taxes or child support, 
        before any of the tax collection remedies listed in this 
        subdivision can be used, except for the remedies in section 
        270.06, clauses (7) and (17), if the referring agency has not 
        already obtained a judgment or filed a lien, the commissioner 
        must first obtain a judgment against the debtor.  
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16D.09, is 
        amended to read: 
           16D.09 [UNCOLLECTIBLE DEBTS.] 
           When a debt is determined by a state agency to be 
        uncollectible, the debt may be written off by the state agency 
        from the state agency's financial accounting records and no 
        longer recognized as an account receivable for financial 
        reporting purposes.  A debt is considered to be uncollectible 
        when (1) all reasonable collection efforts have been exhausted, 
        (2) the cost of further collection action will exceed the amount 
        recoverable, (3) the debt is legally without merit or cannot be 
        substantiated by evidence, (4) the debtor cannot be located, (5) 
        the available assets or income, current or anticipated, that may 
        be available for payment of the debt are insufficient, (6) the 
        debt has been discharged in bankruptcy, (7) the applicable 
        statute of limitations for collection of the debt has expired, 
        or (8) it is not in the public interest to pursue collection of 
        the debt.  The determination of the uncollectibility of a debt 
        must be reported by the state agency along with the basis for 
        that decision as part of its quarterly reports to the 
        commissioner of finance.  Determining that the debt is 
        uncollectible does not cancel the legal obligation of the debtor 
        to pay the debt.  
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        16D.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [IMPOSITION.] As determined by the 
        commissioner of finance, a penalty shall be added to the debts 
        referred to the commissioner or private collection agency for 
        collection.  The penalty is collectible by the commissioner or 
        private agency from the debtor at the same time and in the same 
        manner as the referred debt.  The referring agency shall advise 
        the debtor of the penalty under this section and the debtor's 
        right to cancellation of the penalty under subdivision 3 at the 
        time the agency sends notice to the debtor under section 
        16D.07.  If the commissioner or private agency collects an 
        amount less than the total due, the payment is applied 
        proportionally to the penalty and the underlying debt.  
        Penalties collected by the commissioner under this subdivision 
        or retained under subdivision 6 shall be deposited in the 
        general fund as nondedicated receipts.  Penalties collected by 
        private agencies are appropriated to the referring agency to pay 
        the collection fees charged by the private agency.  Penalty 
        collections in excess of collection agency fees must be 
        deposited in the general fund as nondedicated receipts.  
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        16D.11, subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [ADJUSTMENT OF RATE.] By June 1 of each year, the 
        commissioner of finance shall determine the rate of the penalty 
        for debts referred to the enterprise during the next fiscal year.
        The rate is a percentage of the debts in an amount that most 
        nearly equals the costs of the enterprise necessary to process 
        and collect referred debts under this chapter.  In no event 
        shall the rate of the penalty when a debt is first referred 
        exceed three-fifths of the maximum penalty, and in no event 
        shall the rate of the maximum penalty exceed 25 percent of the 
        debt.  Determination of the rate of the penalty under this 
        section is not rulemaking under chapter 14, and is not subject 
        to the fee setting requirements of section 16A.1285. 
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        16D.12, is amended to read: 
           16D.12 [PAYMENT OF COLLECTION AGENCY FEES.] 
           Unless otherwise expressly prohibited by law, a state 
        agency may pay for the services of a state the commissioner or a 
        private collection agency from the money collected.  The portion 
        of the money collected which must be paid to the commissioner or 
        the collection agency as its collection fee is appropriated from 
        the fund to which the collected money is due. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 69.021, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [DETERMINATION OF QUALIFIED STATE AID RECIPIENTS; 
        CERTIFICATION TO COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE.] The commissioner 
        shall determine which municipalities and independent nonprofit 
        firefighting corporations are qualified to receive fire state 
        aid and which municipalities and counties are qualified to 
        receive state peace officer aid.  The commissioner shall 
        determine qualification upon receipt of (1) the fire department 
        personnel and equipment certification or the police department 
        and qualified peace officers certificate, whichever is 
        applicable, required under section 69.011, (2) the financial 
        compliance report required under section 6.495, and (3) any 
        other relevant information which comes to the attention of the 
        commissioner.  Upon completion of the determination, on or 
        before September October 1, the commissioner shall calculate 
        under subdivision 6 the amount of (a) state peace officer aid 
        which each county or municipality is to receive and (b) fire 
        state aid which each municipality or nonprofit firefighting 
        corporation is to receive.  The commissioner shall certify to 
        the commissioner of finance the name of each county or 
        municipality, and the amount of state aid which each county or 
        municipality is to receive, in the case of state peace officer 
        aid; and the name of each municipality or independent nonprofit 
        firefighting corporation and the amount of state aid which each 
        municipality or independent nonprofit firefighting corporation 
        is to receive, in the case of fire state aid. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 69.021, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [REDUCTION.] The commissioner of revenue shall 
        reduce the apportionment of police state aid under subdivisions 
        5, paragraph (b), 6, and 7, for eligible employer units by any 
        amount in excess of the employer's total prior calendar year 
        obligation under section 353.65, as certified by the executive 
        director of the public employees retirement association.  The 
        total shall be deposited in a separate excess police state-aid 
        account in the general fund, administered and distributed as 
        provided in subdivision 11. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 69.021, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [EXCESS POLICE STATE-AID HOLDING ACCOUNT.] (a) 
        An excess police state-aid holding account is established in the 
        general fund. 
           (b) Excess police state aid determined according to section 
        69.021, subdivision 10, must be deposited in the excess police 
        state-aid holding account. 
           (c) From the balance in the excess police state-aid holding 
        account, $1,000,000 must be transferred annually to the 
        ambulance service personnel longevity award and incentive 
        suspense account established by section 144C.03, subdivision 2. 
           (d) If a police officer stress reduction program is created 
        by law and money is appropriated for that program, an amount 
        equal to that appropriation must be transferred from the balance 
        in the excess police state-aid holding account. 
           (e) On October 1, 1997, and annually on each October 1, 
        one-half of the balance of the excess police state-aid holding 
        account remaining after deductions under paragraphs (c) and (d) 
        is appropriated for additional amortization aid under section 
        423A.02, subdivision 1b. 
           (f) The remaining balance in the excess police state-aid 
        holding account, after the deductions under paragraphs (c), (d), 
        and (e), cancels to the general fund. 
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 69.031, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE'S WARRANT.] The 
        commissioner of finance shall issue to the county, municipality, 
        or independent nonprofit firefighting corporation certified to 
        the commissioner of finance by the commissioner a warrant for an 
        amount equal to the amount certified to by the commissioner 
        pursuant to section 69.021.  The amount due and not paid 
        by September October 1 accrues interest at the rate of one 
        percent for each month or part of a month the amount remains 
        unpaid, beginning the preceding July 1. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 69.031, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [DEPOSIT OF STATE AID.] (1) The municipal 
        treasurer, on receiving the fire state aid, shall within 30 days 
        after receipt transmit it to the treasurer of the duly 
        incorporated firefighters' relief association if there is one 
        organized and the association has filed a financial report with 
        the municipality; but if there is no relief association 
        organized, or if any association dissolve, be removed, or has 
        heretofore dissolved, or has been removed as trustees of state 
        aid, then the treasurer of the municipality shall keep the money 
        in the municipal treasury as provided for in section 424A.08 and 
        shall be disbursed only for the purposes and in the manner set 
        forth in that section.  
           (2) The municipal treasurer, upon receipt of the police 
        state aid, shall disburse the police state aid in the following 
        manner: 
           (a) For a municipality in which a local police relief 
        association exists and all peace officers are members of the 
        association, the total state aid shall be transmitted to the 
        treasurer of the relief association within 30 days of the date 
        of receipt, and the treasurer of the relief association shall 
        immediately deposit the total state aid in the special fund of 
        the relief association; 
           (b) For a municipality in which police retirement coverage 
        is provided by the public employees police and fire fund and all 
        peace officers are members of the fund, the total state aid 
        shall be applied toward the municipality's employer contribution 
        to the public employees police and fire fund pursuant to section 
        353.65, subdivision 3, and any state aid in excess of the amount 
        required to meet the employer's contribution pursuant to section 
        353.65, subdivision 3, shall be deposited in the excess 
        contributions holding account of the public employees retirement 
        association; or 
           (c) For a municipality other than a city of the first class 
        with a population of more than 300,000 in which both a police 
        relief association exists and police retirement coverage is 
        provided in part by the public employees police and fire fund, 
        the municipality may elect at its option to transmit the total 
        state aid to the treasurer of the relief association as provided 
        in clause (a), to use the total state aid to apply toward the 
        municipality's employer contribution to the public employees 
        police and fire fund subject to all the provisions set forth in 
        clause (b), or to allot the total state aid proportionately to 
        be transmitted to the police relief association as provided in 
        this subdivision and to apply toward the municipality's employer 
        contribution to the public employees police and fire fund 
        subject to the provisions of clause (b) on the basis of the 
        respective number of active full-time peace officers, as defined 
        in section 69.011, subdivision 1, clause (g). 
           For a city of the first class with a population of more 
        than 300,000, in addition, the city may elect to allot the 
        appropriate portion of the total police state aid to apply 
        toward the employer contribution of the city to the public 
        employees police and fire fund based on the covered salary of 
        police officers covered by the fund each payroll period and to 
        transmit the balance to the police relief association. 
           (3) The county treasurer, upon receipt of the police state 
        aid for the county, shall apply the total state aid toward the 
        county's employer contribution to the public employees police 
        and fire fund pursuant to section 353.65, subdivision 3, and any 
        state aid in excess of the amount required to meet the 
        employer's contribution pursuant to section 353.65, subdivision 
        3, shall be deposited in the excess contributions holding 
        account of the public employees retirement association. 
           (4) The designated metropolitan airports commission 
        official, upon receipt of the police state aid for the 
        metropolitan airports commission, shall apply the total police 
        state aid toward the commission's employer contribution to the 
        Minneapolis employees retirement fund under section 422A.101, 
        subdivision 2a. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 144C.03, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [TRUST ACCOUNT.] (a) There is established in the 
        general fund an ambulance service personnel longevity award and 
        incentive trust account and an ambulance service personnel 
        longevity award and incentive suspense account.  
           (b) The trust account must be credited with:  
           (1) general fund appropriations for that purpose; 
           (2) transfers from the ambulance service personnel 
        longevity award and incentive suspense account; and 
           (3) investment earnings on those accumulated proceeds.  The 
        assets and income of the trust account must be held and managed 
        by the commissioner of finance and the state board of investment 
        for the benefit of the state of Minnesota and its general 
        creditors. 
           (c) The suspense account must be credited with transfers 
        from the excess contributions police state-aid holding account 
        established in section 353.65, subdivision 7 69.021, subdivision 
        11, any per-year-of-service allocation under section 144C.07, 
        subdivision 2, paragraph (c), that was not made for an 
        individual, and investment earnings on those accumulated 
        proceeds.  The suspense account must be managed by the 
        commissioner of finance and the state board of investment.  From 
        the suspense account to the trust account there must be 
        transferred to the ambulance service personnel longevity award 
        and incentive trust account, as the suspense account balance 
        permits, the following amounts: 
           (1) an amount equal to any general fund appropriation to 
        the ambulance service personnel longevity award and incentive 
        trust account for that fiscal year; and 
           (2) an amount equal to the percentage of the remaining 
        balance in the account after the deduction of the amount under 
        clause (1), as specified for the applicable fiscal year: 
                  Fiscal year            Percentage  
                    1995                    20  
                    1996                    40 
                    1997                    50 
                    1998                    60 
                    1999                    70 
                    2000                    80 
                    2001                    90 
                    2002 and thereafter    100 
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 192.501, as 
        amended by Laws 1995, chapter 186, section 48, is amended to 
        read: 
           192.501 [FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [REENLISTMENT BONUS.] (a) The adjutant 
        general shall establish a program providing a reenlistment bonus 
        for members of the Minnesota national guard in accordance with 
        this section.  An active member of the Minnesota national guard 
        serving satisfactorily, as defined by the adjutant general, 
        shall be paid $250 per year for reenlisting in the Minnesota 
        national guard. 
           (b) A member must reenlist in the Minnesota national guard 
        for a minimum of three years.  
           (c) A member is eligible for subsequent reenlistment 
        bonuses to the extent that total years of bonus eligibility are 
        limited to 12 years.  
           (d) Bonus payments shall be paid in the month prior to the 
        anniversary of a member's current reenlistment.  
           (e) A member electing to receive tuition assistance under 
        subdivision 2, shall forfeit the reenlistment bonus for the 
        years that the tuition assistance is provided. 
           Subd. 1a.  [ENLISTMENT BONUS PROGRAM.] (a) The adjutant 
        general may establish within the limitations of this subdivision 
        a program to provide enlistment bonuses to eligible prospects 
        who become members of the Minnesota national guard. 
           (b) Eligibility for the bonus is limited to a candidate who:
           (1) has expertise, qualifications, or potential for 
        military service deemed by the adjutant general as sufficiently 
        important to the readiness of the national guard or a unit of 
        the national guard to warrant the payment of a bonus in an 
        amount to generally encourage the candidate's enlistment in the 
        national guard; 
           (2) joins the national guard as an enlisted member, as 
        defined in section 190.05, subdivision 6; and 
           (3) serves satisfactorily during the period of, and 
        completes, the person's initial entry training, if applicable. 
           The adjutant general may, within the limitations of this 
        paragraph and other applicable laws, determine additional 
        eligibility criteria for the bonus, and must specify all of the 
        criteria in regulations and publish changes as necessary. 
           (c) The enlistment bonus payments must be made on a 
        schedule that is determined and published in department 
        regulations by the adjutant general. 
           (d) If a member fails to complete a term of enlistment for 
        which a bonus was paid, the adjutant general may seek to recoup 
        a prorated amount of the bonus as determined by the adjutant 
        general. 
           Subd. 1b.  [REENLISTMENT BONUS PROGRAM.] (a) The adjutant 
        general may establish a program to provide a reenlistment bonus 
        to eligible members of the Minnesota national guard who extend 
        their enlistment in the national guard within the limitations of 
        this subdivision. 
           (b) Eligibility for the bonus is limited to an enlisted 
        member of the national guard, as defined in section 190.05, 
        subdivision 6, who: 
           (1) is serving satisfactorily as determined by the adjutant 
        general; 
           (2) has 12 or fewer years of service creditable for 
        retirement; and 
           (3) has military training and expertise deemed by the 
        adjutant general as sufficiently important to the readiness of 
        the national guard or a unit of the national guard to warrant 
        the payment of a bonus in an amount to generally encourage the 
        member's reenlistment in the national guard. 
           The adjutant general may, within the limitations of this 
        paragraph and other applicable laws, determine additional 
        eligibility criteria for the bonus, and must specify all of the 
        criteria in regulations and publish changes as necessary. 
           (c) The reenlistment bonus payments must be made on a 
        schedule that is determined and published in department 
        regulations by the adjutant general. 
           (d) If a member fails to complete a term of reenlistment 
        for which a bonus was paid, the adjutant general may seek to 
        recoup a prorated amount of the bonus as determined by the 
        adjutant general. 
           Subd. 2.  [TUITION AND TEXTBOOK REIMBURSEMENT GRANT 
        PROGRAM.] (a) The adjutant general shall establish a 
        program providing to provide tuition and textbook reimbursement 
        for grants to eligible members of the Minnesota national 
        guard in accordance with this section.  An active member of the 
        Minnesota national guard serving satisfactorily, as defined by 
        the adjutant general, shall be reimbursed for tuition paid to a 
        post-secondary education institution as defined by section 
        136A.15, subdivision 5, upon proof of satisfactory completion of 
        course work within the limitations of this subdivision. 
           (b) In the case of tuition paid to a public institution 
        located in Minnesota, including any vocational or technical 
        school, tuition is limited to an amount equal to 50 percent of 
        the cost of tuition at that public institution, except as 
        provided in this section.  In the case of tuition paid to a 
        Minnesota private institution or vocational or technical school 
        or a public or private institution or vocational or technical 
        school not located in Minnesota, reimbursement Eligibility is 
        limited to a member of the national guard who: 
           (1) is serving satisfactorily as defined by the adjutant 
        general; 
           (2) is attending a post-secondary educational institution, 
        as defined by section 136A.15, subdivision 6, including a 
        vocational or technical school operated or regulated by this 
        state or another state or province; and 
           (3) provides proof of satisfactory completion of 
        coursework, as defined by the adjutant general. 
           In addition, if a member of the Minnesota national guard is 
        killed in the line of state active service or federally funded 
        state active service, as defined in section 190.05, subdivisions 
        5a and 5b, the member's surviving spouse, and any surviving 
        dependent who has not yet reached 24 years of age, shall be 
        eligible for a tuition and textbook reimbursement grant. 
           The adjutant general may, within the limitations of this 
        paragraph and other applicable laws, determine additional 
        eligibility criteria for the grant, and must specify the 
        criteria in department regulations and publish changes as 
        necessary. 
           (c) The amount of a tuition and textbook reimbursement 
        grant must be specified on a schedule as determined and 
        published in department regulations by the adjutant general, but 
        is limited to 50 a maximum of an amount equal to 75 percent of 
        the cost of tuition for lower division programs in the college 
        of liberal arts at the twin cities campus of the University of 
        Minnesota in the most recent academic year, except as provided 
        in this section. 
           (c) If a member of the Minnesota national guard is killed 
        in the line of state active service or federally funded state 
        active service as defined in section 190.05, subdivision 5b, the 
        state shall reimburse that in the case of a survivor as defined 
        in paragraph (b), the amount of the tuition and textbook 
        reimbursement grant for coursework satisfactorily completed by 
        the person shall be limited to 100 percent of the cost of 
        tuition for post-secondary courses satisfactorily completed by 
        any surviving spouse and any surviving dependents who are 23 
        years old or younger.  Reimbursement for surviving spouses and 
        dependents is limited in amount and duration as is reimbursement 
        for the national guard member at a Minnesota public educational 
        institution. 
           Paragraph (b) notwithstanding, a person is no longer 
        eligible for a grant under this subdivision once the person has 
        received grants under this subdivision for the equivalent of 208 
        quarter credits or 144 semester credits of coursework. 
           (d) The amount of tuition reimbursement for each eligible 
        individual shall be determined by the adjutant general according 
        to rules formulated within 30 days of June 4, 1989.  Tuition and 
        textbook reimbursement grants received under this section 
        subdivision shall not be considered by the Minnesota higher 
        education services office or by any other state board, 
        commission, or entity in determining a person's eligibility for 
        a scholarship or grant-in-aid under sections 136A.095 to 
        136A.1311. 
           (e) If a member fails to complete a term of enlistment 
        during which a tuition and textbook reimbursement grant was 
        paid, the adjutant general may seek to recoup a prorated amount 
        as determined by the adjutant general. 
           Subd. 3.  [RECORDKEEPING; RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION; FISCAL 
        MANAGEMENT REPORTING.] The department of military affairs 
        shall adjutant general must keep an accurate record of the 
        recipients of the reenlistment bonus and tuition reimbursement 
        programs.  The department shall report to the legislature on the 
        effectiveness of the reenlistment bonus and tuition 
        reimbursement programs in retaining and recruiting members for 
        the Minnesota National Guard.  The report to the legislature 
        shall be made by January 1 of each year.  The report shall 
        include a review of the effect that the reenlistment bonus and 
        tuition reimbursement programs have on the enlistment and 
        reenlistment of national guard members.  The report shall 
        include an accurate record of the effect that both the tuition 
        reimbursement program and the reenlistment bonus program have on 
        the recruitment and retention of members by and benefits paid 
        under this section, and must report this information in the 
        agency performance report, including information regarding the 
        rank, unit location, race, and sex gender. 
           By January 16 of each year, the adjutant general must 
        provide copies of the regulations developed under this section 
        to the chairs of the house and senate policy committees 
        responsible for the national guard. 
           The department of military affairs shall make a specific 
        effort to recruit and retain reenlist women and members of 
        minority groups into the national guard through the use of the 
        tuition reimbursement and reenlistment bonus financial 
        incentives authorized by the programs in this section. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        240A.08, is amended to read: 
           240A.08 [APPROPRIATION.] 
           (a) $750,000 is appropriated annually from the general fund 
        to the Minnesota amateur sports commission for the purpose of 
        entering into long-term leases, use, or other agreements with 
        the metropolitan sports facilities commission for the conduct of 
        amateur sports activities at the basketball and hockey arena, 
        consistent with the purposes set forth in this chapter, 
        including (1) stimulating and promoting amateur sports, (2) 
        promoting physical fitness by promoting participation in sports, 
        (3) promoting the development of recreational amateur sport 
        opportunities and activities, and (4) promoting local, regional, 
        national, and international amateur sport competitions and 
        events.  The amateur sports commission shall determine what 
        constitutes amateur sports activities as provided in this 
        chapter as of March 1, 1995.  The metropolitan sports facilities 
        commission may allocate at least 25 but no more than 50 dates a 
        year for the conduct of amateur sports activities at the 
        basketball and hockey arena by the amateur sports commission.  
        At least 12 of the dates must be on a Friday, Saturday, or 
        Sunday.  The amateur sports commission may sell a date at the 
        arena to another group for any purpose.  Revenue from sale of 
        these dates is appropriated to the amateur sports commission for 
        purposes listed in section 240A.04.  If any amateur sports 
        activities conducted by the amateur sports commission at the 
        basketball and hockey arena are restricted to participants of 
        one gender, an equal number of activities on comparable days of 
        the week must be conducted for participants of the other gender, 
        but not necessarily in the same year.  The legislature reserves 
        the right to repeal or amend this appropriation, and does not 
        intend this appropriation to create public debt. 
           (b) The amateur sports commission shall not transmit to the 
        operator of the basketball and hockey arena payment of any 
        event-related costs or expenses, including, but not limited to, 
        personnel, labor, services, equipment, utilities, or supplies 
        attributable to the events unless and until the operator has 
        demonstrated, to the satisfaction of the amateur sports 
        commission, the basis for each specific cost or expense and the 
        means by which the costs and expenses were determined. 
           (c) The amateur sports commission may use any ticket system 
        as may be in place from time to time at the basketball and 
        hockey arena, provided that any royalty or rebate fees or 
        charges or surcharges on tickets received by the operator of the 
        arena from third parties must be credited against event-related 
        costs or expenses. 
           (d) In the establishment of event-related costs to be 
        imposed upon the amateur sports commission, the operator of the 
        basketball and hockey arena shall provide the amateur sports 
        commission with the maximum discount that the operator has 
        supplied to any other sponsor of a similar amateur sports event 
        in the arena within the 180-day period immediately preceding 
        the date of the amateur sports commission event. 
           (e) The amateur sports commission must report by August 1 
        each year to the chairs of the house and senate state government 
        finance divisions on compliance with this section and on the 
        total value of dates and ancillary services, and revenue derived 
        from resale of dates, during the previous state fiscal year. 
           (f) The attorney general, on behalf of the amateur sports 
        commission, must pursue collection of monetary damages from the 
        operator of the arena if the operator fails to comply with the 
        requirements of this section. 
           (g) The books, records, documents, accounting procedures, 
        and practices of the metropolitan sports facilities commission, 
        the Minneapolis community development agency, and any 
        corporation with which the Minnesota amateur sports commission 
        may contract for use of the basketball and hockey arena are 
        available for review by the Minnesota amateur sports commission, 
        the legislative auditor, and the chairs of the state government 
        finance divisions of the senate and the house of 
        representatives, subject to chapter 13 and section 473.598, 
        subdivision 4. 
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 363.071, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [LITIGATION AND HEARING COSTS.] The 
        administrative law judge shall order a respondent who is 
        determined to have engaged in an unfair discriminatory practice 
        to reimburse the department and the attorney general for all 
        appropriate litigation and hearing costs expended in preparing 
        for and conducting the hearing, unless payment of the costs 
        would impose a financial hardship on the respondent.  
        Appropriate costs include but are not limited to the costs of 
        services rendered by the attorney general, private attorneys if 
        engaged by the department, administrative law judges, court 
        reporters, and expert witnesses as well as the costs of 
        transcripts and other necessary supplies and materials. 
           Money reimbursed to the department of human rights under 
        this subdivision must be paid into the state treasury and 
        credited to a special revenue account.  Money in that account is 
        appropriated to the commissioner of human rights to the extent 
        the reimbursements were made to cover the department's costs and 
        are available for the department's activities in enforcing the 
        Minnesota human rights act. 
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 423A.02, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1b.  [ADDITIONAL AMORTIZATION STATE AID.] Annually, 
        on October 1, the commissioner of revenue shall allocate the 
        additional amortization state aid transferred under section 
        69.021, subdivision 11, to: 
           (1) all police or salaried firefighter relief associations 
        governed by and in full compliance with the requirements of 
        section 69.77, that had an unfunded actuarial accrued liability 
        in the actuarial valuation prepared under sections 356.215 and 
        356.216 as of the preceding December 31; and 
           (2) all local police or salaried firefighter consolidation 
        accounts governed by chapter 353A that are certified by the 
        executive director of the public employees retirement 
        association as having for the current fiscal year an additional 
        municipal contribution amount under section 353A.09, subdivision 
        5, paragraph (b), and that have implemented section 353A.083, 
        subdivision 1, if the effective date of the consolidation 
        preceded May 24, 1993, and that have implemented section 
        353A.083, subdivision 2, if the effective date of the 
        consolidation preceded June 1, 1995. 
           The commissioner shall allocate the state aid on the basis 
        of the proportional share of the relief association or 
        consolidation account of the total unfunded actuarial accrued 
        liability of all recipient relief associations and consolidation 
        accounts as of December 31, 1993, for relief associations, and 
        as of June 30, 1994, for consolidation accounts. 
           Sec. 36.  Laws 1995, chapter 254, article 1, section 11, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 8.  Public Broadcasting 
             3,054,000      3,054,000 
        $1,450,000 the first year and 
        $1,450,000 the second year are for 
        matching grants for public television.  
        Public television grant recipients 
        shall give special emphasis to 
        children's programming.  In addition, 
        public television grant recipients 
        shall promote program and outreach 
        initiatives that attempt to reduce 
        youth violence in our communities.  
        $600,000 the first year and $600,000 
        the second year are for public 
        television equipment needs.  Equipment 
        grant allocations shall be made after 
        considering the recommendations of the 
        Minnesota public television association.
        $320,000 the first year and $320,000 
        the second year are for community 
        service grants to public educational 
        radio stations, which must be allocated 
        after considering the recommendations 
        of the Association of Minnesota Public 
        Educational Radio Stations under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.14. 
        $494,000 the first year and $494,000 
        the second year are for equipment 
        grants to public radio stations.  These 
        grants must be allocated after 
        considering the recommendations of the 
        Association of Minnesota Public 
        Educational Radio Stations and 
        Minnesota Public Radio, Inc. 
        $15,000 each year is for a grant to the 
        association of Minnesota public 
        education radio stations for station 
        KMOJ.  This money may be used for 
        equipment. 
        $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
        the second year are for grants for 
        public information television 
        transmission of legislative 
        activities.  At least one-half must go 
        for programming to be broadcast in 
        rural Minnesota. 
        $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the 
        second year are for grants to the Twin 
        Cities regional cable channel. 
        If an appropriation for either year for 
        grants to public television or radio 
        stations is not sufficient, the 
        appropriation for the other year is 
        available for it. 
           Sec. 37.  [ADDITIONAL MUNICIPAL CERTIFICATION TO ACCOMPANY 
        1996 POLICE STATE AID APPLICATION FORM.] 
           In addition to the information required to be provided by 
        municipalities and counties in order to receive police state aid 
        under Minnesota Statutes, sections 69.011 to 69.051, every 
        potential recipient of the 1996 allocation of police state aid 
        must certify the following information as a condition of receipt 
        of police state aid in 1996: 
           (1) the number of licensed police officers employed by the 
        municipality or county with public employees police and fire 
        plan pension coverage during calendar year 1995; 
           (2) the covered payroll of the employees described in 
        clause (1) for calendar year 1995; 
           (3) the amount of employer contributions to the public 
        employees police and fire plan made by the municipality or 
        county regarding the employees described in clause (1) for 
        calendar year 1995; 
           (4) the number of firefighters employed by the municipality 
        or county with public employees police and fire plan pension 
        coverage during calendar year 1995; 
           (5) the annual covered payroll of the employees described 
        in clause (4) for calendar year 1995; and 
           (6) the amount of employer contributions to the public 
        employees police and fire plan made by the municipality or 
        county regarding the employees described in clause (4) for 
        calendar year 1995. 
           Sec. 38.  [REPORT ON CERTAIN POLICE STATE-AID REIMBURSEMENT 
        PRACTICES.] 
           (a) Using the information reported under section 37, the 
        commissioner of revenue and the executive director of the public 
        employees retirement association jointly shall report, by 
        November 1, 1996, to the chair of the legislative commission on 
        pensions and retirement on the number of salaried firefighters 
        for whom the employer contribution to the public employees 
        police and fire plan was reimbursed in 1995 in the police 
        state-aid program, the employing units involved, and the amount 
        of 1995 police state aid involved for each employing unit. 
           (b) With the benefit of the reported information provided 
        under paragraph (a), the legislative commission on pensions and 
        retirement shall study the issue of the use of police state aid 
        to fund the employer contribution to the public employees police 
        and fire fund for local government firefighters and shall, by 
        March 1, 1997, report the results of its study and any 
        recommendations in the form of proposed legislation to the chair 
        of the committee on governmental operations of the house of 
        representatives, the chair of the committee on ways and means of 
        the house of representatives, the chair of the committee on 
        governmental operations and veterans of the senate, and the 
        chair of the committee on finance of the senate. 
           Sec. 39.  [STATEWIDE SYSTEMS ACCOUNT.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [CREATION.] The statewide systems account 
        is a separate account in the general fund.  All money resulting 
        from billings for statewide systems services must be deposited 
        in the account.  For the purposes of this section, statewide 
        systems includes the state accounting system, payroll system, 
        human resources system, procurement system, and related 
        information access systems. 
           Subd. 2.  [BILLING PROCEDURES.] The commissioner may bill 
        up to $6,400,000 in fiscal year 1997 for statewide systems 
        services provided to state agencies, judicial branch agencies, 
        the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota state colleges and 
        universities, and other entities.  Billing must be based only on 
        usage of services relating to statewide systems provided by the 
        intertechnologies division.  Each agency shall transfer from 
        agency operating appropriations to the statewide systems account 
        the amount billed by the commissioner.  Billing policies and 
        procedures related to statewide systems services must be 
        developed by the commissioner of finance in consultation with 
        the commissioners of employee relations and administration, the 
        University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota state colleges and 
        universities. 
           Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATION.] Money transferred into the 
        account is appropriated to the commissioner of finance to pay 
        for statewide systems services during fiscal year 1997. 
           Sec. 40.  [STATE-OWNED PASSENGER VEHICLE STUDY.] 
           The commissioner of administration shall study and make 
        recommendations to the chairs of the house and senate 
        governmental operations committees by January 15, 1997, 
        regarding strategies to achieve better management control of 
        state-owned passenger vehicles.  The study and recommendations 
        shall specifically address opportunities for further 
        consolidating the state's passenger vehicle fleets. 
           Sec. 41.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 353.65, 
        subdivision 7, is repealed. 
           Sec. 42.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This act is effective the day following final enactment, 
        except that sections 2, 9, 11, 26 to 32, and 41 are effective 
        July 1, 1996. 
           Presented to the governor March 23, 1996 
           Signed by the governor March 27, 1996, 10:58 a.m.