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CHAPTER 141-S.F.No. 2234 An act relating to public administration; making deficiency appropriations for state government operations; transferring money; appropriating money. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [APPROPRIATIONS.] The sums in this act are appropriated from the general fund or other named fund to the agencies for the purposes specified in this act for fiscal year 1999. The appropriations in this act are one time only. SUMMARY CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND LEARNING DEPARTMENT $ 3,500,000 HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT 11,647,000 ZOOLOGICAL BOARD 800,000 ECONOMIC SECURITY DEPARTMENT 370,000 CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC DISCLOSURE BOARD 15,000 PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT 829,000 TOTAL $17,161,000 General Fund 4,885,000 Health Care Access Fund 11,647,000 Highway Users Tax Distribution Fund 629,000 Total 17,161,000 APPROPRIATIONS $ Sec. 2. CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND LEARNING DEPARTMENT 3,500,000 $3,500,000 is added to the appropriations in Laws 1997, First Special Session chapter 4, article 10, section 3, subdivision 2, as amended by Laws 1998, chapter 398, article 8, section 1, for costs associated with educational litigation and may be used only for those purposes. Any unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 1999 does not cancel but is available for fiscal year 2000. Sec. 3. HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT 11,647,000 $11,647,000 from the health care access fund is added to the appropriations in Laws 1997, chapter 225, article 7, section 2, subdivision 1, as amended by Laws 1998, chapter 407, article 1, section 2, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), for anticipated medical costs of the MinnesotaCare program. Sec. 4. ZOOLOGICAL BOARD 800,000 (a) $800,000 is added to the appropriations in Laws 1997, chapter 216, section 4, subdivision 1, for zoo operations. Notwithstanding Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 27, subdivision 2, as amended by Laws 1996, chapter 463, section 54, the zoological board may institute an admission fee increase before April 1, 2000. (b) The zoological board must submit a report to the governor and legislature by February 1, 2000, analyzing alternative governing structures, including, but not limited to, conversion to a private nonprofit or local governmental entity. The report must include analysis of the impact on ownership of the facility, impacts on employees, and ongoing costs to the state related to any changes in governance structure. Release of the 2001 appropriation is contingent upon making significant progress toward financial self-sufficiency. Sec. 5. ECONOMIC SECURITY DEPARTMENT 370,000 $370,000 is added to the appropriations in Laws 1997, chapter 200, article 1, section 5, subdivision 3, for vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to blind Minnesotans. The commissioner of finance and the commissioner of economic security shall review the operation of the state services for the blind to determine why a deficiency occurred and what steps should be taken to prevent a deficiency in the future. The commissioners must report on this issue to the legislature by January 15, 2000. Sec. 6. CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC DISCLOSURE BOARD 15,000 $15,000 is added to the appropriations in Laws 1997, chapter 202, article 1, section 8, for court-ordered payments. Sec. 7. PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT 829,000 (a) Of the appropriation in this section, $200,000 is added to the appropriation in Laws 1997, chapter 159, article 1, section 4, subdivision 3, for additional costs for executive protection. (b) Of the appropriation in this section, $629,000 from the highway users tax distribution fund is added to the appropriations in Laws 1997, chapter 159, article 1, section 4, subdivision 4, for additional costs related to the production of motor vehicle license plates. Sec. 8. SECRETARY OF STATE The commissioner of administration shall transfer $975,000 of the unexpended balance of the appropriations in Laws 1997, chapter 202, article 1, section 12, subdivision 7, and Laws 1998, chapter 366, article 1, section 6, to the secretary of state to modify business systems to address the year 2000 problem. The secretary of state shall appoint a project manager to oversee the modifications of business systems. The secretary of state shall provide each month to the year 2000 project office in the department of administration a project work plan and schedule. The secretary of state shall develop contingency plans, including plans for funding and staff, to be implemented if the year 2000 modification project does not meet the project schedule agreed to with the commissioner of administration. Sec. 9. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This act is effective the day after its final enactment. Presented to the governor May 7, 1999 Signed by the governor May 11, 1999, 1:40 p.m.