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                            CHAPTER 270-S.F.No. 2315 
                  An act relating to technology; making technical 
                  changes to show director of office of technology as 
                  member of various organizations; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1996, sections 62J.451, subdivision 9; and 
                  116O.03, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 1997 
                  Supplement, section 44A.01, subdivision 2; and Laws 
                  1995, First Special Session chapter 3, article 12, 
                  section 7, subdivision 1, as amended. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        44A.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [BOARD MEMBERSHIP.] The corporation is governed 
        by a board of directors consisting of: 
           (1) four members, representing the international business 
        community, elected to three-year terms by the association of 
        members established under section 44A.023, subdivision 2, clause 
        (5); 
           (2) four members, representing the international business 
        community, appointed by the governor, to serve at the governor's 
        pleasure; 
           (3) the mayor of St. Paul or the mayor's designee; 
           (4) the commissioners of trade and economic development, 
        agriculture, and commerce; and 
           (5) the director of the office of technology; and 
           (6) three members of the house appointed by the speaker of 
        the house and three members of the senate appointed under the 
        rules of the senate, who serve as nonvoting members.  One member 
        from each house must be a member of the minority party of that 
        house.  Legislative members are appointed at the beginning of 
        each regular session of the legislature for two-year terms.  A 
        legislator who remains a member of the body from which the 
        legislator was appointed may serve until a successor is 
        appointed and qualifies.  A vacancy in a legislator member's 
        term is filled for the unexpired portion of the term in the same 
        manner as the original appointment. 
           Members appointed by the governor must be knowledgeable or 
        experienced in international trade in products or services. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 62J.451, 
        subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [BOARD OF DIRECTORS.] (a) The health data 
        institute is governed by a 20-member 21-member board of 
        directors consisting of the following 20 voting members: 
           (1) two representatives of hospitals appointed by the 
        Minnesota Hospital and Health Care Partnership, to reflect a mix 
        of urban and rural institutions; 
           (2) four representatives of health carriers, two appointed 
        by the Minnesota council of health maintenance organizations, 
        one appointed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, and 
        one appointed by the Insurance Federation of Minnesota; 
           (3) two consumer members, one appointed by the 
        commissioner, and one appointed by the AFL-CIO as a labor union 
        representative; 
           (4) five group purchaser representatives appointed by the 
        Minnesota consortium of health care purchasers to reflect a mix 
        of urban and rural, large and small, and self-insured 
        purchasers; 
           (5) two physicians appointed by the Minnesota Medical 
        Association, to reflect a mix of urban and rural practitioners; 
           (6) one representative of teaching and research 
        institutions, appointed jointly by the Mayo Foundation and the 
        Minnesota Association of Public Teaching Hospitals; 
           (7) one nursing representative appointed by the Minnesota 
        Nurses Association; and 
           (8) three representatives of state agencies, one member 
        representing the department of employee relations, one member 
        representing the department of human services, and one member 
        representing the department of health. 
           (b) In addition, the board consists of one nonvoting 
        member, the director of the office of technology.  
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 116O.03, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [BOARD OF DIRECTORS.] The corporation is governed 
        by a board of 14 15 directors.  The membership terms, 
        compensation, removal, and filling of vacancies of public 
        members of the board are as provided in section 15.0575.  
        Membership of the board consists of the following: 
           (1) a person from the private sector, appointed by the 
        governor, who shall act as chair and serve as chief science 
        advisor to the governor and the legislature; 
           (2) the dean of the institute of technology of the 
        University of Minnesota; 
           (3) the dean of the graduate school of the University of 
        Minnesota; 
           (4) the commissioner of the department of trade and 
        economic development; 
           (5) the director of the office of technology; 
           (6) six members appointed by the governor, at least one of 
        whom must be a person from a public post-secondary system other 
        than the University of Minnesota; and 
           (6) (7) one member who is not a member of the legislature 
        appointed by each of the following:  the speaker of the house of 
        representatives, the house of representatives minority leader, 
        the senate majority leader, and the senate minority leader. 
           At least 50 percent of the members described in clauses 
        (5) (6) and (6) (7) must live outside the metropolitan area as 
        defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, and must have 
        experience in manufacturing, the technology industry, or 
        research and development.  
           Sec. 4.  Laws 1995, First Special Session chapter 3, 
        article 12, section 7, subdivision 1, as amended by Laws 1997, 
        First Special Session chapter 4, article 9, section 2, is 
        amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [STATE COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP.] The membership 
        of the Minnesota education telecommunications council 
        established in Laws 1993, First Special Session chapter 2, is 
        expanded to include representatives of elementary and secondary 
        education.  The membership shall consist of three 
        representatives from the University of Minnesota; three 
        representatives of the board of trustees for Minnesota state 
        colleges and universities; one representative of the higher 
        education services offices; one representative appointed by the 
        private college council; eight representatives selected by the 
        commissioner of children, families, and learning, at least one 
        of which must come from each of the six higher education 
        telecommunication regions; a representative from the director of 
        the information policy office of technology; two members each 
        from the senate and the house of representatives selected by the 
        subcommittee on committees of the committee on rules and 
        administration of the senate and the speaker of the house, one 
        member from each body must be a member of the minority party; 
        and three representatives of libraries, one representing 
        regional public libraries, one representing multitype libraries, 
        and one representing community libraries, selected by the 
        governor.  The council shall: 
           (1) develop a statewide vision and plans for the use of 
        distance learning technologies and provide leadership in 
        implementing the use of such technologies; 
           (2) recommend to the commissioner and the legislature by 
        December 15, 1996, a plan for long-term governance and a 
        proposed structure for statewide and regional 
        telecommunications; 
           (3) recommend educational policy relating to 
        telecommunications; 
           (4) determine priorities for use; 
           (5) oversee coordination of networks for post-secondary 
        campuses, K-12 education, and regional and community libraries; 
           (6) review application for telecommunications access grants 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 124C.74, and recommend to the 
        department grants for funding; 
           (7) determine priorities for grant funding proposals; and 
           (8) work with the information policy office of technology 
        to ensure consistency of the operation of the learning network 
        with standards of an open system architecture. 
           The council shall consult with representatives of the 
        telecommunication industry in implementing this section. 
           Sec. 5.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 to 4 are effective retroactively to July 1, 1997.
           Presented to the governor March 3, 1998 
           Signed by the governor March 5, 1998, 11:02 a.m.