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CHAPTER 442-S.F.No. 3139 An act relating to veterans homes; providing sales tax rebates are not income for the support test for residents; providing for programs to assist homeless or disabled veterans; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 198.03, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 198. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 198.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [DISCRETIONARY ADMISSION.] Any person otherwise eligible for admission to the Minnesota veterans homes, except that the person has means of support, may, at the discretion of the board, be admitted to one of the Minnesota veterans homes upon entering into and complying with the terms of a contract made by the person with the board, providing for reasonable compensation to be paid by such person to the state of Minnesota for care, support, and maintenance in the home. Any earnings derived by the person from participating in a work therapy program while the person is a resident of the home may not be considered a means of support. Refunds or rebates of state sales taxes may not be considered a means of support. Sec. 2. [198.37] [TRANSITIONAL HOUSING.] The board may establish programs to assist homeless or disabled veterans on the campuses of the veterans homes. The board may use federal grant money for the Hastings veterans home to purchase single-family dwellings, make necessary repairs and improvements with the help of the department of administration, and operate the program. Continuation of these programs will be contingent on the availability of federal funds. Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective for tax refunds or rebates paid after June 30, 1999. Presented to the governor April 20, 2000 Signed by the governor April 24, 2000, 1:51 p.m.
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