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                             CHAPTER 19-S.F.No. 914 
                  An act relating to electric utilities; revising the 
                  house chairs appointed to the legislative electric 
                  energy task force; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, 
                  section 216C.051, subdivision 2. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 216C.051, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] (a) There is established a 
        legislative electric energy task force to study future electric 
        energy sources and costs and to make recommendations for 
        legislation for an environmentally and economically sustainable 
        and advantageous electric energy supply. 
           (b) The task force consists of: 
           (1) ten members of the house of representatives including 
        the chairs of the environment and natural resources committee 
        and regulated industries and energy committees subcommittee and 
        eight members to be appointed by the speaker of the house, four 
        of whom must be from the minority caucus; and 
           (2) ten members of the senate including the chairs of the 
        environment and natural resources and jobs, energy, and 
        community development committees and eight members to be 
        appointed by the subcommittee on committees, four of whom must 
        be from the minority caucus. 
           (c) The task force may employ staff, contract for 
        consulting services, and may reimburse the expenses of persons 
        requested to assist it in its duties other than state employees 
        or employees of electric utilities.  The director of the 
        legislative coordinating commission shall assist the task force 
        in administrative matters.  The task force shall elect cochairs, 
        one member of the house and one member of the senate from among 
        the committee and subcommittee chairs named to the committee.  
        The task force members from the house shall elect the house 
        cochair, and the task force members from the senate shall elect 
        the senate cochair. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective on the day following final enactment.
           Presented to the governor March 22, 1999 
           Signed by the governor March 25, 1999, 10:13 a.m.