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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.