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                            CHAPTER 251-S.F.No. 1955 
                  An act relating to legislative enactments; correcting 
                  miscellaneous noncontroversial oversights, 
                  inconsistencies, ambiguities, unintended results, and 
                  technical errors; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, 
                  sections 115.55, subdivision 5, as amended; 124.918, 
                  subdivision 1; 168B.07, subdivision 1, as amended; 
                  171.041, as amended; 242.32, subdivision 4, as added; 
                  256.9355, subdivision 4, as amended; 275.08, by adding 
                  a subdivision; 290.9725, as amended; 295.52, 
                  subdivision 7, as added; 297A.15, subdivision 7, as 
                  amended; and 352.96, subdivision 2; Laws 1997, chapter 
                  121, section 2; Senate File 1208, articles 3, sections 
                  23 and 24; and 4, section 2, subdivision 7; Senate 
                  File 1905, article 1, section 19; and Senate File 
                  1908, article 1, section 3, subdivision 1; House File 
                  1684, article 9, section 12, subdivision 6; House File 
                  2158, article 1, sections 2, subdivision 2; 17, 
                  subdivision 5; and 25; and House File 2163, articles 
                  1, section 12; 2, section 52; 8, section 17; 9, 
                  section 5, subdivision 2; and 16, sections 13, 
                  subdivision 3; and 14, subdivisions 1 and 4. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 352.96, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PURCHASE OF SHARES.] The amount of compensation 
        so deferred may be used to purchase: 
           (1) shares in the Minnesota supplemental investment fund 
        established in section 11A.17; 
           (2) saving accounts in federally insured financial 
        institutions; 
           (3) life insurance contracts, fixed annuity and variable 
        annuity contracts from companies that are subject to regulation 
        by the commissioner of commerce; or 
           (4) a combination of (1), (2), or (3), as specified by the 
        participant. 
           The shares accounts or contracts purchased shall stand in 
        the name of the state or other employing unit, for the officer 
        or employee whose deferred compensation purchased the shares, 
        until distributed to the officer or employee in a manner agreed 
        upon by the employee and the executive director of the Minnesota 
        state retirement system, acting for the employer.  This 
        subdivision does not authorize an employer contribution, except 
        as authorized in section 356.24, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), 
        clause (4) (5).  The state, political subdivision, or other 
        employing unit is not responsible for any loss that may result 
        from investment of the deferred compensation. 
           Sec. 2.  [CORRECTION 1.] Laws 1997, chapter 121, section 2, 
        is amended to read: 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 applies to the calculation of interest on and 
        after August 1, 1996 1997, on deposits held or received on or 
        after that date. 
           Sec. 3.  [CORRECTION 2.] 
           Laws 1997, chapter 32, is effective April 17, 1997. 
           Sec. 4.  [CORRECTION 5.] Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 
        168B.07, subdivision 1, as amended by Laws 1997, chapter 108, 
        section 4, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PAYMENT OF CHARGES.] The owner or any 
        lienholder of an impounded vehicle shall have a right to reclaim 
        such vehicle from the unit of government or impound lot operator 
        taking it into custody upon payment of all towing and storage 
        charges resulting from taking the vehicle into custody within 25 
        15 or 45 days, as applicable under section 168B.051, subdivision 
        1, 1a, or 2, after the date of the notice required by section 
        168B.06. 
           Sec. 5.  [CORRECTION 6.] 1997 H.F. No. 2158, article 1, 
        section 2, subdivision 2, if enacted, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 2.  Business and Community 
        Development
            35,963,000     20,977,000
        $7,017,000 the first year and 
        $6,017,000 the second year is for 
        Minnesota investment fund grants.  Of 
        this appropriation, $3,000,000 the 
        first year and $2,000,000 the second 
        year are one-time appropriations and 
        may not be added to the budget base for 
        the biennium ending June 30, 2001.  Of 
        this one-time appropriation $1,000,000 
        the first year is for a single grant 
        recipient, to be identified by the 
        commissioner, notwithstanding the 
        monetary limitation under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116J.8731, 
        subdivision 5.  This amount may not be 
        added to the agency's budget base.  
        This amount is available until June 30, 
        1999. 
        $450,000 the first year and $450,000 
        the second year is for grants to 
        Advantage Minnesota, Inc.  The funds 
        are available only if matched on at 
        least a dollar-for-dollar basis from 
        other sources.  The commissioner may 
        release the funds only upon: 
        (1) certification that matching funds 
        from each participating organization 
        are available; and 
        (2) review and approval by the 
        commissioner of the proposed operations 
        plan of Advantage Minnesota, Inc. for 
        the biennium. 
        $7,418,000 the first year and 
        $7,918,000 the second year is for the 
        job skills partnership program.  If the 
        appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available.  This 
        appropriation does not cancel.  Of this 
        amount, $1,500,000 the first year and 
        $2,000,000 the second year is for the 
        Pathways program under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116L.04, subdivision 
        1a. 
        $250,000 the first year is for a grant 
        from the department of trade and 
        economic development to the Software 
        Technology Center to broaden 
        industry-related educational and 
        technological services.  This 
        appropriation is available upon 
        documentation of a dollar-for-dollar 
        match from other sources since the 
        inception of the Software Technology 
        Center.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation and must not be included 
        in the budget base for the biennium 
        ending June 30, 2001. 
        $100,000 the first year is for a 
        one-time grant to the Duluth Technology 
        Center.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 1999. 
        $25,000 the first year is for a 
        one-time grant to the city of New 
        London for improvements to the Little 
        Theatre.  This appropriation is 
        available when the city matches the 
        appropriation with $25,000 from 
        nonstate sources. 
        $750,000 the first year is for one or 
        more grants to the Minnesota Futures 
        Fund administered by the Minneapolis 
        Foundation.  The Minneapolis Foundation 
        shall use these grants to provide 
        technical assistance grants to 
        nonprofit organizations to assist them 
        in redesigning services and 
        organizational structures in response 
        to changes in federal and state welfare 
        policy.  The commissioner shall make 
        the grants in amounts necessary to 
        match nonpublic contributions to the 
        fund on a dollar-for-dollar basis.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 1999.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation and may not be included 
        in the budget base for the biennium 
        ending June 30, 2001. 
        $35,000 the first year is for a 
        one-time appropriation to the Fairfax 
        economic development authority for roof 
        replacement.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 1999. 
        $2,000,000 the first year is for a 
        one-time grant to the city of Brooklyn 
        Center to redevelop the Brookdale 
        regional center and provide 
        opportunities for economic development 
        at or near the center.  The grant must 
        be used to assist the city in 
        constructing a series of storm water 
        retention ponds that will facilitate 
        the redevelopment and economic 
        development of the center and nearby 
        property.  The grant must be on terms 
        and conditions determined by the 
        commissioner.  The grant must be 
        matched by city resources that equal at 
        least 25 percent of the grant. 
        $650,000 the first year is for the 
        taconite mining grant program under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.992.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 1999.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation and may not be included 
        in the budget base for the biennium 
        ending June 30, 2001. 
        $95,000 the first year and $95,000 the 
        second year is for grants to county and 
        district agricultural societies and 
        associations that are eligible to 
        receive aid under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 38.02.  The commissioner shall 
        spend this appropriation as grants of 
        $1,000 for each fair conducted by such 
        a county and district agricultural 
        society and association in each year. 
        $3,000,000 the first year is for a 
        grant to develop a direct reduction 
        iron-processing facility in Minnesota.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 1999.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation and may not be included 
        in the budget base for the biennium 
        ending June 30, 2001. 
        $500,000 the first year is for 
        technical assistance under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116J.8745.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 1999. 
        $4,444,000 the first year is for state 
        matching money for federal grants to 
        capitalize the drinking water revolving 
        loan fund under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 446A.081.  The expenditure is 
        limited to the minimum amount necessary 
        to match the allotment of federal money 
        to Minnesota.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation and must not be included 
        in the budget base for the biennium 
        ending June 30, 2001. 
        $25,000 the first year is for a 
        one-time grant to the city of St. Paul 
        to improve, beautify, and enhance 
        marked trunk highway No. 5 from 
        Minneapolis-St.Paul international 
        airport to interstate highway No. 
        35-E.  Enhancements may include, among 
        other things, landscaping, historical 
        lighting, and signing. 
        $100,000 the first year is for a 
        one-time grant to the city of Grey 
        Eagle for construction of a wastewater 
        treatment plant. 
        $526,000 the first year and $537,000 
        the second year is from fees collected 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        446A.04, subdivision 5, to administer 
        the programs of the public facilities 
        authority. 
        $125,000 the first year is for a 
        one-time demonstration project grant to 
        the city of Newport for the city to 
        conduct a study of the economic impact 
        on the city resulting from regional 
        infrastructure improvement projects.  
        The city may retain consultants and 
        enter into contracts it considers 
        desirable to conduct the study.  The 
        elements of the study must include an 
        alternate economic use study, a fiscal 
        impact study, an infrastructure impact 
        study, and a traffic impact study.  The 
        grant is available only to the extent 
        that the city provides in-kind 
        resources or money that provides a 
        one-to-one match of the grant. 
        $100,000 the first year is for a grant 
        to the Minnesota Organization for 
        Global Professional Assignments, an 
        independent, nonprofit corporation, for 
        a program that creates opportunities 
        for the international professional 
        development of Minnesota college 
        graduates and Minnesota college seniors 
        interested in pursuing careers with 
        multinational businesses.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation.  The 
        appropriation is available for the 
        fiscal year ending June 30, 1998. 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year is for one-time grants 
        to the city of New Brighton, as project 
        coordinator and fiscal agent of the 
        seven-city coalition, for the 
        multicommunity business retention and 
        market expansion project and related 
        planning efforts linking geographical 
        information systems, contaminated land 
        remediation, land use planning, 
        transportation corridor study, 
        integration of existing housing stock, 
        subregional transit and reverse commute 
        coordination, employment densities, job 
        training and welfare reform placement 
        coordination, and commercial and 
        industrial development.  The coalition 
        shall share all results and written 
        reports with the department of trade 
        and economic development. 
        $2,000,000 the first year is for 
        transfer to the rural policy and 
        development center fund.  This 
        appropriation does not cancel.  This is 
        a one-time appropriation and may not be 
        included in the agency's budget base 
        for the biennium ending June 30, 2001. 
        $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
        the second year is for grants to the 
        board of the rural policy and 
        development center for operation of the 
        center. 
        $130,000 the first year and $155,000 
        the second year is for grants to the 
        metropolitan economic development 
        association. 
        $240,000 the first year and $265,000 
        the second year is for grants to 
        WomenVenture. 
        WomenVenture and the metropolitan 
        economic development association must, 
        in the first year, develop contacts and 
        relationships with the regional 
        initiatives selected under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116J.415, subdivision 
        3, and a plan to deliver their services 
        statewide.  In the second year, they 
        must generally offer their services 
        statewide. 
        $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year is for grants to the 
        St. Paul rehabilitation center for its 
        current programs, including those 
        related to developing job-seeking 
        skills and workplace orientation, 
        intensive job development, functional 
        work English, and on-site job coaching. 
        $250,000 in the first year is for a 
        one-time grant to the Morrison county 
        rural development finance authority 
        established under Laws 1982, chapter 
        437.  The authority must use the grant 
        only for capital improvements to a 
        paper and wood products manufacturer in 
        the county primarily for the purposes 
        of facility upgrading and expansion of 
        the manufacturer's capability to 
        utilize recycled wastepaper as a fiber 
        source.  Minnesota Statutes, section 
        116J.991, applies to the grant. 
        $200,000 the first year is for an 
        agreement with the Judy Garland 
        Children's Museum to assist in the 
        design and construction of a children's 
        museum.  This amount must be matched by 
        at least $1,275,000 from nonstate 
        sources committed by June 30, 1998.  
        This is a one-time appropriation and 
        may not be added to the agency's budget 
        base in future biennia.  
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116J.8731, or any other law to 
        the contrary, the commissioner shall, 
        in the commissioner's considerations on 
        Minnesota investment fund grants in 
        fiscal year 1998, strongly consider an 
        application for a $250,000 grant to the 
        Morrison county rural development 
        authority established under Laws 1982, 
        chapter 437, for capital improvements 
        to a paper and wood products 
        manufacturer in Morrison county 
        primarily for the purposes of facility 
        upgrading and expansion of the 
        manufacturer's capability to utilize 
        recycled wastepaper as a fiber source, 
        thereby achieving the purpose of job 
        enhancement, stability, and 
        preservation.  As part of this 
        consideration, the commissioner shall 
        confer with the manufacturer, inspect 
        the manufacturer's facilities, and 
        conduct an analysis of the 
        manufacturer's business plan and its 
        previous and proposed efforts to 
        achieve these purposes.  The 
        commissioner shall strongly consider 
        approving the grant application unless 
        the commissioner determines that the 
        grant will not significantly contribute 
        to achieving these purposes.  The 
        commissioner must make a determination 
        on this application by December 1, 1997.
        $45,000 the first year is for a 
        one-time grant to the Upper Minnesota 
        Valley River regional development 
        commission for development of design 
        specifications and architectural plans 
        for a regional visitors center, to be 
        built on the upper segment of the 
        Minnesota river corridor within the 
        designated scenic byway area and in 
        conjunction with the development of the 
        Minnesota river corridor trail.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 1999. 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year is for grants to create 
        and operate community development 
        corporations under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116J.982, that target 
        Asian-Pacific Minnesotans.  One must be 
        in Hennepin county and one must be in 
        Ramsey county. 
        $80,000 the first year and $80,000 the 
        second year is for one-time grants to 
        the greater metropolitan area foreign 
        trade zone commission for the purpose 
        of promoting foreign trade zones in 
        Minnesota. 
           Sec. 6.  [CORRECTION 6A.] 1997 H.F. No. 2158, article 1, 
        section 17, subdivision 5, if enacted, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 5.  Energy 
             3,646,000      3,711,000
        $588,000 each year is for transfer to 
        the energy and conservation account 
        established in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 216B.241, subdivision 2a, for 
        programs administered by the 
        commissioner of economic security 
        children, families, and learning to 
        improve the energy efficiency of 
        residential oil-fired heating plants in 
        low-income households and, when 
        necessary, to provide weatherization 
        services to the homes. 
           Sec. 7.  [CORRECTION 6B.] 1997 H.F. No. 2158, article 1, 
        section 25, if enacted, is amended to read: 
        Sec. 25.  LEGISLATURE                     50,000               
        This appropriation is from the general 
        fund and is to be added to any other 
        appropriation made in the 1997 
        legislative session to the 
        legislature.  This appropriation is for 
        the office of the legislative auditor 
        for a study and program evaluation of 
        the public utilities commission.  The 
        study shall include, among other 
        things, (1) state functions relating to 
        public utility regulation assigned to 
        the commission, department of public 
        service, and office of the attorney 
        general, and methods of increasing 
        efficiency and avoiding unnecessary 
        duplication of effort in carrying out 
        these functions, and (2) the future 
        role of the commission in public 
        utility regulation and public service 
        during a time of increasing 
        deregulation of utilities.  The 
        legislative auditor shall present an 
        interim report to the legislature on 
        the study by January 15, 1998, and 
        present a final report to the 
        legislature on the study by February 1, 
        1999.  This appropriation is available 
        until June 30, 1999. 
           Sec. 8.  [CORRECTION 9.] 1997 H.F. No. 2163, article 8, 
        section 17, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Sec. 17.  [SALES OF LANDS BY SCOTT COUNTY; AGGREGATE 
        MATERIALS.] 
           Minerals subject to reservation by Scott county under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 373.01, subdivision 1, 
        clause (1) (4), do not include minerals defined as aggregate 
        material by Minnesota Statutes, section 298.75, subdivision 1, 
        that are present in and upon the following described property: 
           All that part of the East Half of the Southwest Quarter in 
        Section 33, Township 115, Range 23, Scott County MN; which lies 
        westerly of the westerly right of way line of the Chicago, St. 
        Paul, Minneapolis, and Omaha Railway Company (Chicago and 
        NorthWestern Railway), 
           Together with all that part of the East Half of the 
        Southwest Quarter of Section 33, Township 115, Range 23, Scott 
        County, MN; lying easterly of the easterly right of way line of 
        the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway Company 
        (Chicago and NorthWestern Railway); and all that part of the 
        West Half of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 33 lying 
        westerly of the westerly right of way line of the Minneapolis 
        and St. Louis Railroad; excepting therefrom the following 
        described parcel: 
           EXCEPTION: 
           Commencing at the Southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter 
           of said Section 33; thence on an assumed bearing of North 
           87 degrees 25 minutes 08 seconds East along the South line 
           of said Southeast Quarter a distance of 501.49 feet; thence 
           North 02 degrees 24 minutes 52 seconds West a distance of 
           750.00 feet; thence South 87 degrees 12 minutes 56 seconds 
           East a distance of 750.00 feet; thence South 02 degrees 34 
           minutes 52 seconds East a distance of 750.00 feet to the 
           South line of said East Half of the Southwest Quarter; 
           thence North 86 degrees 48 minutes 19 seconds East along 
           said South line of the East Half of the Southwest Quarter a 
           distance of 248.52 feet to the point of beginning. 
           Together with Tract A, Registered Land Survey Number 86; 
        and Tract C, Registered Land Survey Number 136; as filed in the 
        office of the Registrar of Titles, Scott County, Minnesota. 
           The county may sell, lease, or convey the property and 
        except the aggregate material from the mineral reservation 
        required by Minnesota Statutes, section 373.01, subdivision 1, 
        and it may lease the aggregate material upon conditions 
        different from those prescribed by that subdivision. 
           Sec. 9.  [CORRECTION 10.] Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 
        242.32, subdivision 4, as added by 1997 S.F. No. 1880, article 
        9, section 17, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [EXCEPTION.] This section does not apply to a 
        privately operated facility licensed by the commissioner in Rock 
        county, Minnesota.  Up to 32 beds constructed and operated by a 
        privately operated facility licensed by the commissioner in Rock 
        County, Minnesota, for long-term residential secure programming 
        do not count toward the 100-bed limitation in subdivision 3. The 
        100-bed limitation in subdivision 3 does not apply to up to 32 
        beds constructed and operated for long-term residential secure 
        programming by a privately operated facility licensed by the 
        commissioner in Rock county, Minnesota. 
           Sec. 10.  [CORRECTION 12.] 1997 H.F. No. 2163, article 16, 
        section 13, subdivision 3, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [DEPOSIT OF REVENUES.] All revenues from the tax 
        are for the use of the Ramsey county board of commissioners and 
        must be deposited in the county's environmental response fund 
        under section 383B.81 383A.81. 
           Sec. 11.  [CORRECTION 12A.] 1997 H.F. No. 2163, article 16, 
        section 14, subdivision 1, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CREATION.] An environmental response fund 
        is created for the purposes specified in this section.  The 
        taxes imposed by section 383B.80 383A.80 must be deposited in 
        the fund.  The board of county commissioners shall administer 
        the fund either as a county board, a housing and redevelopment 
        authority, or a regional rail authority. 
           Sec. 12.  [CORRECTION 12B.] 1997 H.F. No. 2163, article 16, 
        section 14, subdivision 4, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [BONDS.] The county may pledge the proceeds from 
        the taxes imposed by section 383B.80 383A.80 to bonds issued 
        under this chapter and chapters 398A, 462, 469, and 475. 
           Sec. 13.  [CORRECTION 13.] Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 
        290.9725, as amended by 1997 H.F. No. 2163, article 6, section 
        17, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           290.9725 [S CORPORATION.] 
           For purposes of this chapter, the term "S corporation" 
        means any corporation having a valid election in effect for the 
        taxable year under section 1362 of the Internal Revenue Code, 
        except that a corporation which either: 
           (1) is a financial institution to which either section 585 
        or section 593 of the Internal Revenue Code applies; or 
           (2) has a wholly owned subsidiary as described in section 
        1361(b)(3)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code which is a financial 
        institution as described above 
        is not an "S" corporation for the purposes of this chapter.  An 
        S corporation shall not be subject to the taxes imposed by this 
        chapter, except the taxes imposed under sections 290.0922, 
        290.92, 290.9727, 290.9728, and 290.9729. 
           Sec. 14.  [CORRECTION 14.] 1997 S.F. No. 1905, article 1, 
        section 19, if enacted, is amended to read: 
        Sec. 19.  VETERANS AFFAIRS            21,594,000      4,324,000
        $231,000 the first year and $232,000 
        the second year are for grants to 
        county veterans offices for training of 
        county veterans service officers. 
        $1,544,000 the first year and 
        $1,544,000 the second year are for 
        emergency financial and medical needs 
        of veterans.  If the appropriation for 
        either year is insufficient, the 
        appropriation for the other year is 
        available for it.  
        With the approval of the commissioner 
        of finance, the commissioner of 
        veterans affairs may transfer the 
        unencumbered balance from the veterans 
        relief program to other department 
        programs during the fiscal year.  
        Before the transfer, the commissioner 
        of veterans affairs shall explain why 
        the unencumbered balance exists.  The 
        amounts transferred must be identified 
        to the chairs of the senate 
        governmental operations budget 
        committee and the house governmental 
        operations committee division on state 
        government finance. 
        $250,000 $275,000 the first year and 
        $250,000 $275,000 the second year are 
        for a grant to the Vinland National 
        Center. 
        $110,000 is for a matching grant for a 
        memorial to be constructed in the city 
        of Park Rapids to honor veterans from 
        all wars involving armed forces of the 
        United States.  In-kind donations may 
        be used for the nonstate match.  The 
        appropriation does not expire and is 
        available until expended.  $10,000 of 
        this amount is for administrative costs.
        $110,000 the first year is to make a 
        grant to the Red Tail Project of the 
        Southern Minnesota Wing of the 
        Confederate Air Force and Tuskeegee 
        Airmen, Inc., to restore a P-51C 
        Mustang World War II fighter plane to 
        honor the airmen known as the 
        "Tuskeegee Airmen."  The appropriation 
        must be matched by nonstate 
        contributions to the project.  $10,000 
        of this amount is for administrative 
        costs. 
        $17,090,000 the first year is to make 
        bonus payments authorized under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 197.79.  
        The appropriation may not be used for 
        administrative purposes.  The 
        appropriation does not expire until the 
        commissioner acts on all applications 
        submitted under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 197.79. 
        $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
        the second year are to administer the 
        bonus program established under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 197.79.  
        The appropriation does not expire until 
        the commissioner acts on all the 
        applications submitted under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 197.79. 
           Sec. 15.  [CORRECTION 15.] 1997 S.F. No. 1908, article 1, 
        section 3, subdivision 1, if enacted, is amended to read: 
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                         72,642,000     71,996,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              50,589,000    49,733,000
        Metropolitan 
        Landfill Contingency
        Action Fund             193,000       193,000
        State Government
        Special Revenue      21,860,000    22,070,000
        Minnesota Resources     150,000       -0-    
        [LANDFILL CONTINGENCY.] The 
        appropriation from the metropolitan 
        landfill contingency action fund is for 
        monitoring well water supplies and 
        conducting health assessments in the 
        metropolitan area. 
           Sec. 16.  [CORRECTION 16.] 1997 H.F. No. 2163, article 2, 
        section 52, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Sec. 52.  [273.11] [Subd. 19.] [VALUATION EXCLUSION FOR 
        IMPROVEMENTS TO CERTAIN 
        BUSINESS PROPERTY.] 
           Property classified under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        273.13, subdivision 24, which is eligible for the preferred 
        class rate on the market value up to $150,000, shall qualify for 
        a valuation exclusion for assessment purposes, provided all of 
        the following conditions are met: 
           (1) the building must be at least 50 years old at the time 
        of the improvement or damaged by the 1997 floods; 
           (2) the building must be located in a city or town with a 
        population of 10,000 or less that is located outside the 
        seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, 
        subdivision 2; 
           (3) the total estimated market value of the land and 
        buildings must be $100,000 or less prior to the improvement and 
        prior to the damage caused by the 1997 floods; 
           (4) the current year's estimated market value of the 
        property must be equal to or less than the property's estimated 
        market value in each of the two previous years' assessments; 
           (5) a building permit must have been issued prior to the 
        commencement of the improvement, or if the building is located 
        in a city or town which does not have a building permit process, 
        the property owner must notify the assessor prior to the 
        commencement of the improvement; 
           (6) the property, including its improvements, has received 
        no public assistance, grants or financing except, that in the 
        case of property damaged by the 1997 floods, the property is 
        eligible to the extent that the flood losses are not reimbursed 
        by insurance or any public assistance, grants, or financing; 
           (7) the property is not receiving a property tax abatement 
        under section 469.1813; and 
           (8) the improvements are made after the effective date of 
        this act and prior to January 1, 1999. 
           The assessor shall estimate the market value of the 
        building in the assessment year immediately following the year 
        that (1) the building permit was taken out, or (2) the taxpayer 
        notified the assessor that an improvement was to be made.  If 
        the estimated market value of the building has increased over 
        the prior year's assessment, the assessor shall note the amount 
        of the increase on the property's record, and that amount shall 
        be subtracted from the value of the property in each year for 
        five years after the improvement has been made, at which time an 
        amount equal to 20 percent of the excluded value shall be added 
        back in each of the five subsequent assessment years. 
           For any property, there can be no more than two 
        improvements qualifying for exclusion under this subdivision.  
        The maximum amount of value that can be excluded from any 
        property under this subdivision is $50,000. 
           The assessor shall require an application, including 
        documentation of the age of the building from the owner, if 
        unknown by the assessor.  Applications must be received prior to 
        July 1 of any year in order to be effective for taxes payable in 
        the following year. 
           For purposes of this subdivision, "population" has the same 
        meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 477A.011, 
        subdivision 3. 
           Sec. 17.  [CORRECTION 17.] Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 
        115.55, subdivision 5, as amended by 1997 H.F. No. 244, section 
        3, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [INSPECTION.] (a) An inspection shall be required 
        for all new construction or replacement of a system to determine 
        compliance with agency rule or local standards.  The manner and 
        timing of inspection may be determined by the applicable local 
        ordinance.  The inspection requirement may be satisfied by a 
        review by the designated local official of video, electronic, 
        photographic, and or other evidence of compliance provided by 
        the installer. 
           (b) Except as provided in subdivision 5b, paragraph (b), a 
        local unit of government may not issue a building permit or 
        variance for the addition of a bedroom on property served by a 
        system unless the system is in compliance with the applicable 
        requirements, as evidenced by a certificate of compliance issued 
        by a licensed inspector or site evaluator or designer.  A local 
        unit of government may temporarily waive the certificate of 
        compliance requirement for a building permit or variance for 
        which application is made during the period from November 1 to 
        April 30, provided that an inspection of the system is performed 
        by the following June 1 and the applicant submits a certificate 
        of compliance by the following September 30.  This paragraph 
        does not apply if the local unit of government does not have an 
        ordinance requiring a building permit to add a bedroom. 
           (c) A certificate of compliance for an existing system is 
        valid for three years from the date of issuance unless the local 
        unit of government finds evidence of an imminent threat to 
        public health or safety requiring removal and abatement under 
        section 145A.04, subdivision 8.  
           (d) A certificate of compliance for a new system is valid 
        for five years from the date of issuance unless the local unit 
        of government finds evidence of an imminent threat to public 
        health or safety requiring removal and abatement under section 
        145A.04, subdivision 8. 
           (e) A licensed inspector who inspects an existing system 
        may subsequently design and install a new system for that 
        property, provided the inspector is licensed to install 
        individual sewage treatment systems. 
           Sec. 18.  [CORRECTION 18.] Subdivision 1.  Minnesota 
        Statutes 1996, section 124.918, subdivision 1, is amended to 
        read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CERTIFY LEVY LIMITS.] (a) By September 8, 
        the commissioner shall notify the school districts of their levy 
        limits.  The commissioner shall certify to the county auditors 
        the levy limits for all school districts headquartered in the 
        respective counties together with adjustments for errors in 
        levies not penalized pursuant to section 124.918, subdivision 3, 
        as well as adjustments to final pupil unit counts. A school 
        district may require the commissioner to review the 
        certification and to present evidence in support of modification 
        of the certification. 
           The county auditor shall reduce levies for any excess of 
        levies over levy limitations pursuant to section 275.16.  Such 
        reduction in excess levies may, at the discretion of the school 
        district, be spread over two calendar years. 
           (b) As part of the commissioner's certification under 
        paragraph (a), the commissioner shall certify the amount by 
        which a district's levy for its general fund was reduced under 
        subdivision 8. 
           Subd. 2.  Subdivision 1 is effective if 1997 H.F. No. 2163 
        is enacted, for taxes levied in 1997, payable in 1998, and 
        thereafter.  
           Sec. 19.  [CORRECTION 18A.] Subdivision 1.  Minnesota 
        Statutes 1996, section 275.08, is amended by adding a 
        subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1e.  [EDUCATION HOMESTEAD CREDIT TAX RATE 
        ADJUSTMENT.] The amounts certified under section 124.918, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (b), shall be divided by the total net 
        tax capacity of all taxable properties within a school 
        district's taxing jurisdiction.  The resulting ratio is a school 
        district's education homestead credit tax rate adjustment. 
           Subd. 2.  Subdivision 1 is effective if 1997 H.F. No. 2163 
        is enacted, for taxes levied in 1997, payable in 1998, and 
        thereafter.  
           Sec. 20.  [CORRECTION 18B.] Subdivision 1.  1997 H.F. No. 
        2163, article 1, section 12, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Sec. 12.  [273.1382] [EDUCATION HOMESTEAD CREDIT.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [EDUCATION HOMESTEAD CREDIT.] Each year, 
        beginning with property taxes payable in 1998, the respective 
        county auditors shall determine the local tax rate for each 
        school district for the general education levy certified under 
        section 124A.23, subdivision 2 or 3.  That rate plus the school 
        district's education homestead credit tax rate adjustment under 
        section 275.08, subdivision 1e, shall be the general education 
        homestead credit local tax rate for the district.  The auditor 
        shall then determine a general education homestead credit for 
        each homestead within the county equal to 32 percent of the 
        general education homestead credit local tax rate times the net 
        tax capacity of the homestead for the taxes payable year.  The 
        amount of general education homestead credit for a homestead may 
        not exceed $225.  In the case of an agricultural homestead, only 
        the net tax capacity of the house, garage, and surrounding one 
        acre of land shall be used in determining the property's 
        education homestead credit. 
           Subd. 2.  Subdivision 1 is effective for taxes levied in 
        1997, payable in 1998, and thereafter. 
           Sec. 21.  [CORRECTION 19.] Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 
        297A.15, subdivision 7, as amended by H.F. No. 2163, article 7, 
        section 10, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [REFUND; APPROPRIATION; ADULT AND JUVENILE 
        CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.] If construction materials and supplies 
        described in section 297A.25, subdivision 63 65, are purchased 
        by a contractor, subcontractor, or builder as part of a lump-sum 
        contract or similar type of contract with a price covering both 
        labor and materials for use in the project, a refund equal to 
        the taxes paid by the contractor, subcontractor, or builder must 
        be paid to the governmental subdivision.  The tax must be 
        imposed and collected as if the sales were taxable and the rate 
        under section 297A.02, subdivision 1, applied.  An application 
        for refund must be submitted by the governmental subdivision and 
        must include sufficient information to permit the commissioner 
        to verify the sales taxes paid for the project.  The contractor, 
        subcontractor, or builder must furnish to the governmental 
        subdivision a statement of the cost of the construction 
        materials and supplies and the sales taxes paid on them.  The 
        amount required to make the refunds is annually appropriated to 
        the commissioner.  Interest must be paid on the refund at the 
        rate in section 270.76 from 60 days after the date the refund 
        claim is filed with the commissioner. 
           Sec. 22.  [CORRECTION 20.] 1997 H.F. No. 1684, article 9, 
        section 12, subdivision 6, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [ELECTRONIC CURRICULUM RESOURCE.] For support of 
        electronic curriculum development: 
             $4,000,000     .....     1998
           Of this amount, $2,700,000 is for the electronic curriculum 
        resource under section 5, $1,000,000 of which is for the 
        collaborative arts project in section 5, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (c), clause (5) (6). 
           Of this amount, $300,000 is for the purposes of the Gopher 
        Biology Shareware Project under section 5, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (c), clause (1). 
           Sec. 23.  [CORRECTION 21.] 1997 H.F. No. 2163, article 9, 
        section 5, subdivision 2, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PROPERTY TAX REFORM ACCOUNT.] $46,000,000 is 
        appropriated to the property tax reform account from the general 
        fund for fiscal year 2000 1998. 
           Sec. 24.  [CORRECTION 22.] Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 
        171.041, as amended by Laws 1997, chapter 48, section 1, as 
        amended by 1997 H.F. No. 241, section 6, if enacted, is amended 
        to read: 
           171.041 [RESTRICTED LICENSES FOR FARM WORK.] 
           Notwithstanding any provisions of section 171.04 relating 
        to the age of an applicant to the contrary, the commissioner may 
        issue a restricted farm work license to operate a motor vehicle 
        to a person who has attained the age of 15 years but who is 
        under the age of 16 years and who, except for age, is qualified 
        to hold a driver's license.  The applicant is not required to 
        comply with the six-month instruction permit possession 
        provisions of sections 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (2), and 
        171.05, subdivision 2a.  The restricted license shall be issued 
        solely for the purpose of authorizing the person to whom the 
        restricted license is issued to assist the person's parents or 
        guardians with farm work.  A person holding this restricted 
        license may operate a motor vehicle only during daylight hours 
        and only within a radius of 20 miles of the parent's or 
        guardian's farmhouse; however, in no case may a person holding 
        the restricted license operate a motor vehicle in a city of the 
        first class.  An applicant for a restricted license shall apply 
        to the commissioner for the license on forms prescribed by the 
        commissioner.  The application shall be accompanied by: 
           (1) a copy of a property tax statement showing that 
        the applicant applicant's parent or guardian owns land that is 
        classified as agricultural land or a copy of a rental statement 
        or agreement showing that the applicant applicant's parent or 
        guardian rents land classified as agricultural land; and 
           (2) by a written verified statement by the applicant's 
        parent or guardian setting forth the necessity for the license. 
           Sec. 25.  [CORRECTION 23.] Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 
        171.041, as amended by Laws 1997, chapter 48, section 1, as 
        amended by 1997 H.F. No. 241, section 6, if enacted, is amended 
        to read: 
           171.041 [RESTRICTED LICENSES FOR FARM WORK.] 
           Notwithstanding any provisions of section 171.04 relating 
        to the age of an applicant to the contrary, the commissioner may 
        issue a restricted farm work license to operate a motor vehicle 
        to a person who has attained the age of 15 years but who is 
        under the age of 16 years and who, except for age, is qualified 
        to hold a driver's license.  The applicant is not required to 
        comply with the six-month instruction permit possession 
        provisions of sections 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (2), and 
        171.05, subdivision 2a.  The restricted license shall be issued 
        solely for the purpose of authorizing the person to whom the 
        restricted license is issued to assist the person's parents or 
        guardians with farm work.  A person holding this restricted 
        license may operate a motor vehicle only during daylight hours 
        and only within a radius of 20 miles of the parent's or 
        guardian's farmhouse; however, in no case may a person holding 
        the restricted license operate a motor vehicle in a city of the 
        first class.  An applicant for a restricted license shall apply 
        to the commissioner for the license on forms prescribed by the 
        commissioner.  The application shall be accompanied by: 
           (1) a copy of a property tax statement showing that the 
        applicant owns land that is classified as agricultural land or a 
        copy of a rental statement or agreement showing that the 
        applicant rents land classified as agricultural land; and 
           (2) by a written verified statement by the applicant's 
        parent or guardian setting forth the necessity for the license. 
           Sec. 26.  [CORRECTION 24.] Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 
        256.9355, subdivision 4, as amended by 1997 S.F. No. 1208, 
        article 1, section 10, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [APPLICATION PROCESSING.] The commissioner of 
        human services shall determine an applicant's eligibility for 
        MinnesotaCare no more than 30 days from the date that the 
        application is received by the department of human services.  
        Beginning July January 1, 2000, this requirement also applies to 
        local county human services agencies that determine eligibility 
        for MinnesotaCare.  
           Sec. 27.  [CORRECTION 24A.] Minnesota Statutes 1996, 
        section 295.52, subdivision 7, as added by 1997 S.F. No. 1208, 
        article 3, section 13, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [TAX REDUCTION.] Notwithstanding subdivisions 1, 
        1a, 2, 3, and 4, the tax imposed under this section for calendar 
        years 1998 and 1999 shall be equal to 1.5 percent of the gross 
        revenues received on or after January 1, 1998, and before 
        January 1, 2000.  The commissioner shall extend the reduced tax 
        rate of 1.5 percent for gross revenues received on or after 
        January 1, 2000, and before January 1, 2002, if the commissioner 
        of finance determines that the health care access fund 
        structural balance projected for fiscal year 2001 will remain 
        positive, prior to any increase of the one percent premium tax 
        under section 60A.15, subdivision 1, paragraph (h), and prior to 
        any tax expenditures related to the increase in the maximum tax 
        credit for research expenses under section 295.53, subdivision 4 
        4a, as amended by this act. 
           Sec. 28.  [CORRECTION 24B.] 1997 S.F. No. 1208, article 3, 
        section 23, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Sec. 23.  [REPEALER.] 
           (a) Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 295.52, subdivision 
        1b; and 295.53, subdivision 5, are repealed. 
           (b) Laws 1997, chapters 31, article 4; and 84, article 4, 
        are repealed.  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 
        645.34, the sections of statutes amended by the laws repealed 
        under this paragraph remain in effect as if not so 
        amended. chapter 31, article 4, is repealed.  Notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 645.34, the sections of statutes 
        amended by Laws 1997, chapter 31, article 4, remain in effect as 
        if not amended. 
           (c) Laws 1997, chapter 84, article 4, is repealed.  
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 645.34, the sections 
        of statutes amended by Laws 1997, chapter 84, article 4, remain 
        in effect as if not amended. 
           Sec. 29.  [CORRECTION 24C.] 1997 S.F. No. 1208, article 3, 
        section 24, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Sec. 24.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
           Section 2, subdivision 1, paragraph (f), is effective for 
        payments, revenues, and reimbursements received from the federal 
        government on or after December 31, 1996. 
           Sections 1 and 3 are effective July 1, 1997. 
           Sections 4, 5, 6, 9 to 13, 15, and 19 are effective for 
        gross revenues received after December 31, 1997. 
           Section 14, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (6), and 
        paragraph (b) are effective the day following final enactment.  
        Section 14, paragraph (a), clause (17), is effective for gross 
        revenues received for hearing aids and related equipment or 
        prescription eyewear after December 31, 1997. 
           Section 18 is effective January 1, 1998.  Section 21, 
        paragraph (a), is effective January 1, 1998. 
           Section 20 is effective for estimated payments due after 
        July 1, 1997. 
           Sections 7, 8, and 21, paragraphs (c) and (d), are 
        effective the day following final enactment. 
           Section 16 is effective for research expenditures incurred 
        after December 31, 1995.  Section 17 is effective for research 
        expenditures incurred after December 31, 1999. 
           Section 23, paragraph (a), is effective January 1, 1998.  
        Section 23, paragraph (b), is effective retroactively to April 
        15, 1997.  Section 23, paragraph (c), is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 30.  [CORRECTION 24D.] 1997 S.F. No. 1208, article 4, 
        section 2, subdivision 7, if enacted, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [COST SHARING.] (a) Enrollees shall pay an annual 
        premium of $120.  
           (b) Program enrollees must satisfy a $300 annual 
        deductible, based upon expenditures for prescription drugs, to 
        be paid as follows: 
           (1) $25 monthly deductible for persons with a monthly 
        spenddown; or 
           (2) $150 biannual deductible for persons with a six-month 
        spenddown.  
        The commissioner may adjust the annual deductible amount to stay 
        within the program's appropriation. 
           Sec. 31.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Unless provided otherwise, each section of this act takes 
        effect at the time that the section of law enacted in 1997 that 
        it amends or cites takes effect. 
           Presented to the governor May 30, 1997 
           Signed by the governor June 3, 1997, 2:20 p.m.