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                            CHAPTER 161-S.F.No. 1263 
                  An act relating to state government; changing the 
                  expiration dates of certain advisory councils and 
                  committees and other multimember entities; 
                  establishing the council of health boards; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 6.65; 15.059, 
                  subdivision 5; 15.50, subdivision 2; 16B.181, 
                  subdivision 2; 16B.27, subdivision 3; 16B.76, 
                  subdivision 1; 17.136; 18B.305, subdivision 3; 21.112, 
                  subdivision 2; 28A.20; 43A.316, subdivision 4; 62J.15, 
                  subdivision 1; 62J.46, subdivision 1; 62J.692, 
                  subdivision 2; 62Q.03, subdivision 5a; 82B.05, 
                  subdivision 1; 115A.12; 116P.06, subdivision 1; 
                  122A.624, subdivision 2; 144.1481, subdivision 1; 
                  144.672, subdivision 1; 144A.073, subdivisions 2, 3, 
                  3c; 145A.10, subdivision 10; 148C.11, subdivision 3; 
                  161.1419, subdivisions 2, 8; 161.17, subdivision 2; 
                  174.55, subdivision 1; 175.007, subdivision 1; 
                  175.008; 176.102, subdivision 3; 176.103, subdivision 
                  3; 178.02, subdivision 2; 182.656, subdivision 3; 
                  214.001, by adding a subdivision; 214.002, subdivision 
                  1; 214.01, by adding a subdivision; 214.32, 
                  subdivision 1; 248.10; 254A.03, subdivision 2; 
                  256.482, subdivision 8; 256B.0917, subdivisions 1, 2; 
                  256B.093, subdivision 1; 256B.69, subdivision 5b; 
                  256E.115, subdivision 1; 268.29; 268A.02, subdivision 
                  2; 402.03; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 
                  Statutes, chapters 214; 245; repealing Minnesota 
                  Statutes 2000, sections 15.059, subdivision 5a, as 
                  amended; 17.49, subdivision 1; 17.703; 17.76; 40A.14, 
                  subdivision 3; 52.061; 60K.19, subdivision 4; 93.002; 
                  97A.055, subdivision 4a; 124D.894; 124D.95, 
                  subdivision 6; 134.31, subdivision 5; 137.342, 
                  subdivision 2; 144A.31; 162.09, subdivision 2; 
                  256B.071, subdivision 5; 256B.0911, subdivision 8; 
                  256B.434, subdivision 13; 299A.295, subdivision 2; 
                  299K.03, subdivision 4. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 6.65, is 
        amended to read: 
           6.65 [MINIMUM PROCEDURES FOR AUDITORS, PRESCRIBED.] 
           The state auditor shall prescribe minimum procedures and 
        the audit scope for auditing the books, records, accounts, and 
        affairs of local governments in Minnesota.  The minimum scope 
        for audits of all local governments must include financial and 
        legal compliance audits for fiscal years ending after January 
        15, 1984.  Audits of all school districts shall must include a 
        determination of compliance with uniform financial accounting 
        and reporting standards.  The state auditor shall establish a 
        task force to promulgate an audit guide for legal compliance 
        audits.  The task force must include, in consultation with 
        representatives of the state auditor, the attorney general, 
        towns, cities, counties, school districts, and private sector 
        public accountants. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 15.059, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [EXPIRATION DATE.] (a) Unless a different date is 
        specified by law, the existence of each advisory council and 
        committee established before January 1, 1997, terminates June 
        30, 1997.  An advisory council or committee established by law 
        and in existence after June 30, 1997, expires on the date 
        specified in the law establishing the group or on June 30, 2001 
        2003, whichever is sooner.  This subdivision applies whether or 
        not the law establishing the group provides that the group is 
        governed by this section. 
           (b) An advisory council or committee does not expire in 
        accordance with paragraph (a) if it: 
           (1) is an occupational licensure advisory group to a 
        licensing board or agency; 
           (2) administers and awards grants; or 
           (3) is required by federal law or regulation. 
        A council or committee covered by this paragraph expires June 
        30, 2001. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 15.50, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [CAPITOL AREA PLAN.] (a) The board shall prepare, 
        prescribe, and from time to time, after a public hearing, amend 
        a comprehensive use plan for the capitol area, called the area 
        in this subdivision, which consists of that portion of the city 
        of Saint Paul comprehended within the following boundaries:  
        Beginning at the point of intersection of the center line of the 
        Arch-Pennsylvania freeway and the center line of Marion Street, 
        thence southerly along the center line of Marion Street extended 
        to a point 50 feet south of the south line of Concordia Avenue, 
        thence southeasterly along a line extending 50 feet from the 
        south line of Concordia Avenue to a point 125 feet from the west 
        line of John Ireland Boulevard, thence southwesterly along a 
        line extending 125 feet from the west line of John Ireland 
        Boulevard to the south line of Dayton Avenue, thence 
        northeasterly from the south line of Dayton Avenue to the west 
        line of John Ireland Boulevard, thence northeasterly to the 
        center line of the intersection of Old Kellogg Boulevard and 
        Summit Avenue, thence northeasterly along the center line of 
        Summit Avenue to the center line of the new West Kellogg 
        Boulevard, thence southerly along the east line of the new West 
        Kellogg Boulevard, to the east line of the right-of-way of 
        Interstate Highway 35-E, thence northeasterly along the east 
        line of the right-of-way of Interstate Highway 35-E to the south 
        line of the right-of-way of Interstate Highway 94, thence 
        easterly along the south line of the right-of-way of Interstate 
        Highway 94 to the west line of St. Peter Street, thence 
        southerly to the south line of Exchange Street, thence easterly 
        along the south line of Exchange Street to the west line of 
        Cedar Street, thence northerly along the west line of Cedar 
        Street to the center line of Tenth Street, thence northeasterly 
        along the center line of Tenth Street to the center line of 
        Minnesota Street, thence northwesterly along the center line of 
        Minnesota Street to the center line of Eleventh Street, thence 
        northeasterly along the center line of Eleventh Street to the 
        center line of Jackson Street, thence northwesterly along the 
        center line of Jackson Street to the center line of the 
        Arch-Pennsylvania freeway extended, thence westerly along the 
        center line of the Arch-Pennsylvania freeway extended and Marion 
        Street to the point of origin.  
           Under the comprehensive plan, or a portion of it, the board 
        may regulate, by means of zoning rules adopted under the 
        Administrative Procedure Act, the kind, character, height, and 
        location, of buildings and other structures constructed or used, 
        the size of yards and open spaces, the percentage of lots that 
        may be occupied, and the uses of land, buildings and other 
        structures, within the area.  To protect and enhance the 
        dignity, beauty, and architectural integrity of the capitol 
        area, the board is further empowered to include in its zoning 
        rules design review procedures and standards with respect to any 
        proposed construction activities in the capitol area 
        significantly affecting the dignity, beauty, and architectural 
        integrity of the area.  No person may undertake these 
        construction activities as defined in the board's rules in the 
        capitol area without first submitting construction plans to the 
        board, obtaining a zoning permit from the board, and receiving a 
        written certification from the board specifying that the person 
        has complied with all design review procedures and standards.  
        Violation of the zoning rules is a misdemeanor.  The board may, 
        at its option, proceed to abate any violation by injunction.  
        The board and the city of Saint Paul shall cooperate in assuring 
        that the area adjacent to the capitol area is developed in a 
        manner that is in keeping with the purpose of the board and the 
        provisions of the comprehensive plan.  
           (b) The commissioner of administration shall act as a 
        consultant to the board with regard to the physical structural 
        needs of the state.  The commissioner shall make studies and 
        report the results to the board when it requests reports for its 
        planning purpose.  
           (c) No public building, street, parking lot, or monument, 
        or other construction may be built or altered on any public 
        lands within the area unless the plans for the project conform 
        to the comprehensive use plan as specified in paragraph (d) and 
        to the requirement for competitive plans as specified in 
        paragraph (e).  No alteration substantially changing the 
        external appearance of any existing public building approved in 
        the comprehensive plan or the exterior or interior design of any 
        proposed new public building the plans for which were secured by 
        competition under paragraph (e) may be made without the prior 
        consent of the board.  The commissioner of administration shall 
        consult with the board regarding internal changes having the 
        effect of substantially altering the architecture of the 
        interior of any proposed building.  
           (d) The comprehensive plan must show the existing land uses 
        and recommend future uses including:  areas for public taking 
        and use; zoning for private land and criteria for development of 
        public land, including building areas, open spaces, monuments, 
        and other memorials; vehicular and pedestrian circulation; 
        utilities systems; vehicular storage; elements of landscape 
        architecture.  No substantial alteration or improvement may be 
        made to public lands or buildings in the area without the 
        written approval of the board.  
           (e) The board shall secure by competitions plans for any 
        new public building.  Plans for any comprehensive plan, 
        landscaping scheme, street plan, or property acquisition that 
        may be proposed, or for any proposed alteration of any existing 
        public building, landscaping scheme or street plan may be 
        secured by a similar competition.  A competition must be 
        conducted under rules prescribed by the board and may be of any 
        type which meets the competition standards of the American 
        Institute of Architects.  Designs selected become the property 
        of the state of Minnesota, and the board may award one or more 
        premiums in each competition and may pay the costs and fees that 
        may be required for its conduct.  At the option of the board, 
        plans for projects estimated to cost less than $1,000,000 may be 
        approved without competition provided the plans have been 
        considered by the advisory committee described in paragraph 
        (h).  Plans for projects estimated to cost less than $400,000 
        and for construction of streets need not be considered by the 
        advisory committee if in conformity with the comprehensive plan. 
           (f) Notwithstanding paragraph (e), an architectural 
        competition is not required for the design of any light rail 
        transit station and alignment within the capitol area.  The 
        board and its advisory committee shall select a preliminary 
        design for any transit station in the capitol area.  Each stage 
        of any station's design through working drawings must be 
        reviewed by the board's advisory committee and approved by the 
        board to ensure that the station's design is compatible with the 
        comprehensive plan for the capitol area and the board's design 
        criteria.  The guideway and track design of any light rail 
        transit alignment within the capitol area must also be reviewed 
        by the board's advisory committee and approved by the board. 
           (g) Of the amount available for the light rail transit 
        design, adequate funds must be available to the board for design 
        framework studies and review of preliminary plans for light rail 
        transit alignment and stations in the capitol area. 
           (h) The board may not adopt any plan under paragraph (e) 
        unless it first receives the comments and criticism of an 
        advisory committee of three persons, each of whom is either an 
        architect or a planner, who have been selected and appointed as 
        follows:  one by the board of the arts, one by the board, and 
        one by the Minnesota Society of the American Institute of 
        Architects.  The authority for appointment of an advisory 
        committee does not expire.  Members of the committee may not be 
        contestants under paragraph (e).  The comments and criticism 
        must be a matter of public information.  The committee shall 
        advise the board on all architectural and planning matters.  For 
        that purpose, the committee must be kept currently informed 
        concerning, and have access to, all data, including all plans, 
        studies, reports and proposals, relating to the area as the data 
        are developed or in the process of preparation, whether by the 
        commissioner of administration, the commissioner of trade and 
        economic development, the metropolitan council, the city of 
        Saint Paul, or by any architect, planner, agency or 
        organization, public or private, retained by the board or not 
        retained and engaged in any work or planning relating to the 
        area, and a copy of any data prepared by any public employee or 
        agency must be filed with the board promptly upon completion.  
           The board may employ stenographic or technical help that 
        may be reasonable to assist the committee to perform its duties. 
           When so directed by the board, the committee may serve as, 
        and any member or members of the committee may serve on, the 
        jury or as professional advisor for any architectural 
        competition, and the board shall select the architectural 
        advisor and jurors for any competition with the advice of the 
        committee.  
           The city of Saint Paul shall advise the board.  
           (i) The comprehensive plan for the area must be developed 
        and maintained in close cooperation with the commissioner of 
        trade and economic development, the planning department and the 
        council for the city of Saint Paul, and the board of the arts, 
        and no plan or amendment of a plan may be effective without 90 
        days' notice to the planning department of the city of Saint 
        Paul and the board of the arts and without a public hearing with 
        opportunity for public testimony.  
           (j) The board and the commissioner of administration, 
        jointly, shall prepare, prescribe, and from time to time revise 
        standards and policies governing the repair, alteration, 
        furnishing, appearance, and cleanliness of the public and 
        ceremonial areas of the state capitol building.  The board shall 
        consult with and receive advice from the director of the 
        Minnesota state historical society regarding the historic 
        fidelity of plans for the capitol building.  The standards and 
        policies developed under this paragraph are binding upon the 
        commissioner of administration.  The provisions of chapter 14, 
        including section 14.386, do not apply to this paragraph.  
           (k) The board in consultation with the commissioner of 
        administration shall prepare and submit to the legislature and 
        the governor no later than October 1 of each even-numbered year 
        a report on the status of implementation of the comprehensive 
        plan together with a program for capital improvements and site 
        development, and the commissioner of administration shall 
        provide the necessary cost estimates for the program.  The board 
        shall report any changes to the comprehensive plan adopted by 
        the board to the committee on governmental operations and 
        gambling of the house of representatives and the committee on 
        governmental operations and reform of the senate and upon 
        request shall provide testimony concerning the changes.  The 
        board shall also provide testimony to the legislature on 
        proposals for memorials in the capitol area as to their 
        compatibility with the standards, policies, and objectives of 
        the comprehensive plan. 
           (l) The state shall, by the attorney general upon the 
        recommendation of the board and within appropriations available 
        for that purpose, acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain 
        proceedings any real property situated in the area described in 
        this section, and it may also acquire an interest less than a 
        fee simple interest in the property, if it finds that the 
        property is needed for future expansion or beautification of the 
        area.  
           (m) The board is the successor of the state veterans 
        service building commission, and as such may adopt rules and may 
        reenact the rules adopted by its predecessor under Laws 1945, 
        chapter 315, and amendments to it.  
           (n) The board shall meet at the call of the chair and at 
        such other times as it may prescribe.  
           (o) The commissioner of administration shall assign 
        quarters in the state veterans service building to (1) the 
        department of veterans affairs, of which a part that the 
        commissioner of administration and commissioner of veterans 
        affairs may mutually determine must be on the first floor above 
        the ground, and (2) the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign 
        Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple 
        Heart, United Spanish War Veterans, and Veterans of World War I, 
        and their auxiliaries, incorporated, or when incorporated, under 
        the laws of the state, and (3) as space becomes available, to 
        other state departments and agencies as the commissioner may 
        deem desirable. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 16B.181, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PUBLIC ENTITIES; PURCHASES FROM CORRECTIONS 
        INDUSTRIES.] (a) The commissioner of corrections, in 
        consultation with the commissioner of administration, shall 
        prepare updated lists of the items available for purchase from 
        department of corrections industries and annually forward a copy 
        of the most recent list to all public entities within the 
        state.  A public entity that is supported in whole or in part 
        with funds from the state treasury may purchase items directly 
        from corrections industries.  The bid solicitation process is 
        not required for these purchases. 
           (b) The commissioner of administration shall develop a 
        contract or contracts to enable public entities to purchase 
        items directly from corrections industries.  The commissioner of 
        administration, in consultation with the commissioner of 
        corrections, shall determine the fair market price for listed 
        items.  The commissioner of administration shall require that 
        all requests for bids or proposals, for items provided by 
        corrections industries, be forwarded to the commissioner of 
        corrections to enable corrections industries to submit bids.  
        The commissioner of corrections shall consult with the 
        commissioner of administration prior to introducing new products 
        to the state agency market. 
           (c) No public entity may evade the intent of this section 
        by adopting slight variations in specifications, when Minnesota 
        corrections industry items meet the reasonable needs and 
        specifications of the public entity. 
           (d) The commissioners of administration and corrections 
        shall develop annual performance measures outlining goals to 
        maximize inmate work program participation.  The commissioners 
        of administration and corrections shall appoint cochairs for a 
        task force whose purpose is to determine additional methods to 
        achieve the performance goals for public entity purchasing.  The 
        task force shall include representatives from the Minnesota 
        house of representatives, Minnesota senate, the Minnesota state 
        colleges and universities, University of Minnesota, Minnesota 
        League of Cities, Minnesota Association of Counties, and 
        administrators with purchasing responsibilities from the 
        Minnesota state departments of corrections, public safety, 
        finance, transportation, natural resources, human services, 
        health, and economic security.  The task force required by this 
        paragraph expires June 30, 2003.  
           (e) If performance goals for public entity purchasing are 
        not achieved in two consecutive fiscal years, public entities 
        shall purchase items available from corrections industries.  The 
        commissioner of administration shall be responsible for 
        notifying public entities of this requirement. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 16B.27, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [COUNCIL.] The governor's residence council 
        consists of the following 19 members:  the commissioner; the 
        spouse, or a designee of the governor; the executive director of 
        the Minnesota state arts board; the director of the Minnesota 
        historical society; a member of the senate appointed pursuant to 
        the rules of the senate; a member of the house of 
        representatives appointed pursuant to the rules of the house of 
        representatives; 13 persons appointed by the governor including 
        one in the field of higher education, one member of the American 
        Society of Interior Designers, Minnesota Chapter, one member of 
        the American Institute of Architects, Minnesota chapter, one 
        member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, 
        Minnesota Chapter, one member of the family that donated the 
        governor's residence to the state, if available, and eight 
        public members with four public members' terms being coterminous 
        with the governor who appoints them.  Members of the council 
        serve without compensation.  Membership terms, removal, and 
        filling of vacancies for members appointed by the governor are 
        governed by section 15.0575.  The council shall elect a chair 
        and a secretary from among its members.  The council expires on 
        June 30, 2001 2003. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 16B.76, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] (a) The construction codes 
        advisory council consists of the following members: 
           (1) the commissioner of administration or the 
        commissioner's designee representing the department's building 
        codes and standards division; 
           (2) the commissioner of health or the commissioner's 
        designee representing an environmental health section of the 
        department; 
           (3) the commissioner of public safety or the commissioner's 
        designee representing the department's state fire marshal 
        division; 
           (4) the commissioner of public service or the 
        commissioner's designee representing the department's energy 
        regulation and resource management division; and 
           (5) one member representing each of the following 
        occupations or entities, appointed by the commissioner of 
        administration: 
           (i) a certified building official; 
           (ii) a fire service representative; 
           (iii) a licensed architect; 
           (iv) a licensed engineer; 
           (v) a building owners and managers representative; 
           (vi) a licensed residential building contractor; 
           (vii) a commercial building contractor; 
           (viii) a heating and ventilation contractor; 
           (ix) a plumbing contractor; 
           (x) a representative of a construction and building trades 
        union; and 
           (xi) a local unit of government representative. 
           (b) For members who are not state officials or employees, 
        terms, compensation, removal, and the filling of vacancies are 
        governed by section 15.059.  The council shall select one of its 
        members to serve as chair. 
           (c) The council expires June 30, 2001 2003. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.136, is 
        amended to read: 
           17.136 [ANIMAL FEEDLOTS; POLLUTION CONTROL; FEEDLOT AND 
        MANURE MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] 
           (a) The commissioner of agriculture and the commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency shall establish a feedlot and 
        manure management advisory committee to identify needs, goals, 
        and suggest policies for research, monitoring, and regulatory 
        activities regarding feedlot and manure management.  In 
        establishing the committee, the commissioner shall give first 
        consideration to members of the existing feedlot advisory group. 
           (b) The committee must include representation from beef, 
        dairy, pork, chicken, and turkey producer organizations.  The 
        committee shall not exceed 21 members, but, after June 30, 1999, 
        must include representatives from at least four environmental 
        organizations, eight livestock producers, four experts in soil 
        and water science, nutrient management, and animal husbandry, 
        one commercial solid manure applicator who is not a producer, 
        one commercial liquid manure applicator who is not a producer, 
        and one member from an organization representing local units of 
        government, and chairs of the senate and the house of 
        representatives committees that deal with agricultural policy or 
        the designees of the chairs.  In addition, the departments of 
        agriculture, health, and natural resources, the pollution 
        control agency, board of water and soil resources, soil and 
        water conservation districts, the federal Natural Resource 
        Conservation Service, the association of Minnesota counties, and 
        the Farm Service Agency shall serve on the committee as ex 
        officio nonvoting members. 
           (c) The advisory committee shall elect a chair and a 
        vice-chair from its members.  The department and the agency 
        shall provide staff support to the committee. 
           (d) The commissioner of agriculture and the commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency shall consult with the advisory 
        committee during the development of any policies, rules, or 
        funding proposals or recommendations relating to feedlots or 
        feedlot-related manure management. 
           (e) The commissioner of agriculture shall consult with the 
        advisory committee on establishing a list of manure management 
        research needs and priorities. 
           (f) The advisory committee shall advise the commissioners 
        on other appropriate matters. 
           (g) Nongovernment members of the advisory committee shall 
        receive expenses, in accordance with section 15.059, subdivision 
        6.  The advisory committee expires on June 30, 2001 2003. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 18B.305, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [PESTICIDE APPLICATOR EDUCATION AND EXAMINATION 
        REVIEW BOARD.] (a) The commissioner shall establish and chair a 
        pesticide applicator education and examination review board.  
        This board, consisting of 15 members, must meet at least once a 
        year before the initiation of pesticide educational planning 
        programs.  The purpose of the board is to discuss topics of 
        current concern that can be incorporated into pesticide 
        applicator training sessions and appropriate examinations.  This 
        board shall review and evaluate the various educational programs 
        recently conducted and recommend options to increase overall 
        effectiveness.  
           (b) Membership on this board must include applicators 
        representing various licensing categories, such as agriculture, 
        turf and ornamental, aerial, aquatic, and structural pest 
        control and private pesticide applicators, and other 
        governmental agencies, including the University of Minnesota, 
        the pollution control agency, department of health, department 
        of natural resources, and department of transportation.  
           (c) Membership on the board must include representatives 
        from environmental protection organizations. 
           (d) This board shall review licensing and certification 
        requirements for private, commercial, and noncommercial 
        applicators and provide a report to the commissioner with 
        recommendations by January 15, 1998.  This board shall review 
        category requirements and provide recommendations to the 
        commissioner.  This board expires on June 30, 2001 2003. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 21.112, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ADVISORY SEED POTATO CERTIFICATION TASK FORCE.] 
        The commissioner may appoint an advisory seed potato 
        certification task force.  If the task force is appointed each 
        member shall be a grower in Minnesota of certified seed potatoes.
        The terms, compensation and removal of members shall be as 
        provided in section 15.059.  The task force shall expire June 
        30, 2001 2003. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 28A.20, is 
        amended to read: 
           28A.20 [FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE TASK FORCE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] A food safety advisory 
        committee task force is established to advise the commissioner 
        and the legislature on food issues and food safety.  
           Subd. 2.  [MEMBERSHIP.] (a) The food safety advisory 
        committee task force consists of:  
           (1) the commissioner of agriculture; 
           (2) the commissioner of health; 
           (3) a representative of the United States Food and Drug 
        Administration; 
           (4) a representative of the United States Department of 
        Agriculture; 
           (5) a representative of the agricultural utilization 
        research institute; 
           (6) one person from the University of Minnesota 
        knowledgeable in food and food safety issues; and 
           (7) nine members appointed by the governor who are 
        interested in food and food safety, of whom: 
           (i) two persons are health or food professionals; 
           (ii) one person represents a statewide general farm 
        organization; 
           (iii) one person represents a local food inspection agency; 
        and 
           (iv) one person represents a food-oriented consumer group.  
           (b) Members shall serve without compensation.  Members 
        appointed by the governor shall serve four-year terms.  
           Subd. 3.  [ORGANIZATION.] (a) The committee task force 
        shall meet monthly or as determined by the chair.  
           (b) The members of the committee task force shall annually 
        elect a chair and other officers as they determine necessary.  
           Subd. 4.  [STAFF.] The commissioner of agriculture shall 
        provide support staff, office space, and administrative services 
        for the committee task force.  
           Subd. 5.  [DUTIES.] The committee task force shall:  
           (1) coordinate educational efforts about various aspects of 
        food safety; 
           (2) provide advice and coordination to state agencies as 
        requested by the agencies; 
           (3) serve as a source of information and referral for the 
        public, news media, and others concerned with food safety; and 
           (4) make recommendations to Congress, the legislature, and 
        others about appropriate action to improve food safety in the 
        state. 
           Subd. 6.  [EXPIRATION.] This section expires on June 
        30, 2001 2003. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 43A.316, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [LABOR-MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.] The 
        labor-management committee consists of ten members appointed by 
        the commissioner.  The labor-management committee must comprise 
        five members who represent employees, including at least one 
        retired employee, and five members who represent eligible 
        employers.  Committee members are eligible for expense 
        reimbursement in the same manner and amount as authorized by the 
        commissioner's plan adopted under section 43A.18, subdivision 
        2.  The commissioner shall consult with the labor-management 
        committee in major decisions that affect the program.  The 
        committee shall study issues relating to the insurance program 
        including, but not limited to, flexible benefits, utilization 
        review, quality assessment, and cost efficiency.  The committee 
        continues to exist while the program remains in operation. 
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62J.15, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] The 
        legislative commission on health care access may convene or 
        authorize the commissioner of health to convene an advisory 
        committee to conduct evaluations of existing research and 
        technology assessments conducted by other entities of new and 
        existing health care technologies as designated by the 
        legislative commission on health care access, the commissioner, 
        or the advisory committee.  The advisory committee must include 
        at least one person representing physicians, at least one person 
        representing hospitals, and at least one person representing the 
        health care technology industry.  Health care technologies 
        include high-cost drugs, devices, procedures, or processes 
        applied to human health care, such as high-cost transplants and 
        expensive scanners and imagers.  The advisory committee is 
        governed by section 15.0575, subdivision 3, except that members 
        do not receive per diem payments. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62J.46, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [LONG-TERM CARE COSTS.] The commissioner, 
        with the advice of the interagency long-term care planning 
        committee established under section 144A.31, shall use existing 
        state data resources to monitor trends in public and private 
        spending on long-term care costs and spending in Minnesota.  The 
        commissioner shall recommend to the legislature any additional 
        data collection activities needed to monitor these trends.  
        State agencies collecting information on long-term care spending 
        and costs shall coordinate with the interagency long-term care 
        planning committee and the commissioner to facilitate the 
        monitoring of long-term care expenditures in the state. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62J.692, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ADVISORY 
        COMMITTEE.] The commissioner shall appoint an advisory committee 
        to provide advice and oversight on the distribution of funds 
        appropriated for distribution under this section.  In appointing 
        the members, the commissioner shall:  
           (1) consider the interest of all stakeholders; 
           (2) appoint members that represent both urban and rural 
        interests; and 
           (3) appoint members that represent ambulatory care as well 
        as inpatient perspectives.  
        The commissioner shall appoint to the advisory committee 
        representatives of the following groups to ensure appropriate 
        representation of all eligible provider groups and other 
        stakeholders:  public and private medical researchers; public 
        and private academic medical centers, including representatives 
        from academic centers offering accredited training programs for 
        physicians, pharmacists, chiropractors, dentists, nurses, and 
        physician assistants; managed care organizations; employers; 
        consumers and other relevant stakeholders.  The advisory 
        committee is governed by section 15.059 for membership terms and 
        removal of members and expires on June 30, 2001. 
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62Q.03, 
        subdivision 5a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5a.  [PUBLIC PROGRAMS.] (a) A separate risk 
        adjustment system must be developed for state-run public 
        programs, including medical assistance, general assistance 
        medical care, and MinnesotaCare.  The system must be developed 
        in accordance with the general risk adjustment methodologies 
        described in this section, must include factors in addition to 
        age and sex adjustment, and may include additional demographic 
        factors, different targeted conditions, and/or different payment 
        amounts for conditions.  The risk adjustment system for public 
        programs must attempt to reflect the special needs related to 
        poverty, cultural, or language barriers and other needs of the 
        public program population. 
           (b) The commissioners of health and human services shall 
        jointly convene a public programs risk adjustment work group 
        responsible for advising the commissioners in the design of the 
        public programs risk adjustment system.  The public programs 
        risk adjustment work group is governed by section 15.059 for 
        purposes of membership terms, expiration, and removal of 
        members.  The work group shall meet at the discretion of the 
        commissioners of health and human services.  The commissioner of 
        health shall work with the risk adjustment association to ensure 
        coordination between the risk adjustment systems for the public 
        and private sectors.  The commissioner of human services shall 
        seek any needed federal approvals necessary for the inclusion of 
        the medical assistance program in the public programs risk 
        adjustment system.  
           (c) The public programs risk adjustment work group must be 
        representative of the persons served by publicly paid health 
        programs and providers and health plans that meet their needs.  
        To the greatest extent possible, the appointing authorities 
        shall attempt to select representatives that have historically 
        served a significant number of persons in publicly paid health 
        programs or the uninsured.  Membership of the work group shall 
        be as follows: 
           (1) one provider member appointed by the Minnesota Medical 
        Association; 
           (2) two provider members appointed by the Minnesota 
        Hospital Association, at least one of whom must represent a 
        major disproportionate share hospital; 
           (3) five members appointed by the Minnesota Council of 
        HMOs, one of whom must represent an HMO with fewer than 50,000 
        enrollees located outside the metropolitan area and one of whom 
        must represent an HMO with at least 50 percent of total 
        membership enrolled through a public program; 
           (4) two representatives of counties appointed by the 
        Association of Minnesota Counties; 
           (5) three representatives of organizations representing the 
        interests of families, children, childless adults, and elderly 
        persons served by the various publicly paid health programs 
        appointed by the governor; 
           (6) two representatives of persons with mental health, 
        developmental or physical disabilities, chemical dependency, or 
        chronic illness appointed by the governor; and 
           (7) three public members appointed by the governor, at 
        least one of whom must represent a community health board.  The 
        risk adjustment association may appoint a representative, if a 
        representative is not otherwise appointed by an appointing 
        authority. 
           (d) The commissioners of health and human services, with 
        the advice of the public programs risk adjustment work group, 
        shall develop a work plan and time frame and shall coordinate 
        their efforts with the private sector risk adjustment 
        association's activities and other state initiatives related to 
        public program managed care reimbursement. 
           (e) Before including risk adjustment in a contract for the 
        prepaid medical assistance program, the prepaid general 
        assistance medical care program, or the MinnesotaCare program, 
        the commissioner of human services shall provide to the 
        contractor an analysis of the expected impact on the contractor 
        of the implementation of risk adjustment.  This analysis may be 
        limited by the available data and resources, as determined by 
        the commissioner, and shall not be binding on future contract 
        periods.  This paragraph shall not apply if the contractor has 
        not supplied information to the commissioner related to the risk 
        adjustment analysis. 
           (f) The commissioner of human services shall report to the 
        public program risk adjustment work group on the methodology the 
        department will use for risk adjustment prior to implementation 
        of the risk adjustment payment methodology.  Upon completion of 
        the report to the work group, the commissioner shall phase in 
        risk adjustment according to the following schedule: 
           (1) for the first contract year, no more than ten percent 
        of reimbursements shall be risk adjusted; and 
           (2) for the second contract year, no more than 30 percent 
        of reimbursements shall be risk adjusted. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 82B.05, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERS.] The real estate appraiser 
        advisory board consists of 15 members appointed by the 
        commissioner of commerce.  Three of the members must be public 
        members, four must be consumers of appraisal services, and eight 
        must be real estate appraisers of whom not less than two members 
        shall be registered real property appraisers, licensed real 
        property appraisers, or certified residential real property 
        appraisers and not less than two members shall be certified 
        general real property appraisers.  The board is governed by 
        section 15.0575. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115A.12, is 
        amended to read: 
           115A.12 [ADVISORY COUNCILS.] 
           (a) The director shall establish a solid waste management 
        advisory council and a prevention, reduction, and recycling 
        advisory council that are broadly representative of the 
        geographic areas and interests of the state.  
           (b) The solid waste council shall have not less than nine 
        nor more than 21 members.  The membership of the solid waste 
        council shall consist of one-third citizen representatives, 
        one-third representatives from local government units, and 
        one-third representatives from private solid waste management 
        firms.  The solid waste council shall contain at least three 
        members experienced in the private recycling industry and at 
        least one member experienced in each of the following areas:  
        state and municipal finance; solid waste collection, processing, 
        and disposal; and solid waste reduction and resource recovery. 
           (c) The prevention, reduction, and recycling advisory 
        council shall have not less than nine nor more than 24 members.  
        The membership shall consist of one-third citizen 
        representatives, one-third representatives of government, and 
        one-third representatives of business and industry.  The 
        director may appoint nonvoting members from other environmental 
        and business assistance providers in the state. 
           (d) The chairs of the advisory councils shall be appointed 
        by the director.  The director shall provide administrative and 
        staff services for the advisory councils.  The advisory councils 
        shall have such duties as are assigned by law or the director.  
        The solid waste advisory council shall make recommendations to 
        the office on its solid waste management activities.  The 
        prevention, reduction, and recycling advisory council shall make 
        recommendations to the office on policy, programs, and 
        legislation in pollution prevention, waste reduction, reuse and 
        recycling, resource conservation, and the management of 
        hazardous waste.  Members of the advisory councils shall serve 
        without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their 
        reasonable expenses as determined by the 
        director.  Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the 
        solid waste management advisory council and the prevention, 
        reduction, and recycling advisory council expire June 30, 2001 
        2003. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 116P.06, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] (a) An advisory committee of 
        11 citizen members shall be appointed by the governor to advise 
        the legislative commission on Minnesota resources on project 
        proposals to receive funding from the trust fund and the 
        development of budget and strategic plans.  The governor shall 
        appoint at least one member from each congressional district.  
        The governor members shall appoint elect the chair. 
           (b) The governor's appointees must be confirmed with the 
        advice and consent of the senate.  The membership terms, 
        compensation, removal, and filling of vacancies for citizen 
        members of the advisory committee are governed by section 
        15.0575.  Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, or 
        other law to the contrary, the advisory committee does not 
        expire. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 122A.624, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ADVISORY TASK FORCE; PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION.] 
        The commissioner of children, families, and learning shall 
        develop and maintain a program of educational effectiveness and 
        results-oriented education.  The commissioner may appoint an 
        advisory task force to assist the department of children, 
        families, and learning in developing an implementation program 
        for providing staff development to school district staff in 
        educational effectiveness.  The program shall be based on 
        established principles of instructional design and the essential 
        elements of effective instruction as determined by educational 
        research.  The program shall take into account the diverse needs 
        of the school districts due to such factors as district size and 
        location. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144.1481, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT; MEMBERSHIP.] The 
        commissioner of health shall establish a 15-member rural health 
        advisory committee.  The committee shall consist of the 
        following members, all of whom must reside outside the 
        seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, 
        subdivision 2: 
           (1) two members from the house of representatives of the 
        state of Minnesota, one from the majority party and one from the 
        minority party; 
           (2) two members from the senate of the state of Minnesota, 
        one from the majority party and one from the minority party; 
           (3) a volunteer member of an ambulance service based 
        outside the seven-county metropolitan area; 
           (4) a representative of a hospital located outside the 
        seven-county metropolitan area; 
           (5) a representative of a nursing home located outside the 
        seven-county metropolitan area; 
           (6) a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy licensed under 
        chapter 147; 
           (7) a midlevel practitioner; 
           (8) a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse; 
           (9) a licensed health care professional from an occupation 
        not otherwise represented on the committee; 
           (10) a representative of an institution of higher education 
        located outside the seven-county metropolitan area that provides 
        training for rural health care providers; and 
           (11) three consumers, at least one of whom must be an 
        advocate for persons who are mentally ill or developmentally 
        disabled. 
           The commissioner will make recommendations for committee 
        membership.  Committee members will be appointed by the 
        governor.  In making appointments, the governor shall ensure 
        that appointments provide geographic balance among those areas 
        of the state outside the seven-county metropolitan area.  The 
        chair of the committee shall be elected by the members.  The 
        terms, compensation, and removal of members are advisory 
        committee is governed by section 15.059, except that 
        the existence of the committee does not terminate and members do 
        not receive per diem compensation. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144.672, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [RULE AUTHORITY.] The commissioner of 
        health shall collect cancer incidence information, analyze the 
        information, and conduct special studies designed to determine 
        the potential public health significance of an increase in 
        cancer incidence. 
           The commissioner shall adopt rules to administer the 
        system, collect information, and distribute data.  The rules 
        must include, but not be limited to, the following: 
           (1) the type of data to be reported; 
           (2) standards for reporting specific types of data; 
           (3) payments allowed to hospitals, pathologists, and 
        registry systems to defray their costs in providing information 
        to the system; 
           (4) criteria relating to contracts made with outside 
        entities to conduct studies using data collected by the system.  
        The criteria may include requirements for a written protocol 
        outlining the purpose and public benefit of the study, the 
        description, methods, and projected results of the study, peer 
        review by other scientists, the methods and facilities to 
        protect the privacy of the data, and the qualifications of the 
        researcher proposing to undertake the study; and 
           (5) specification of fees to be charged under section 
        13.03, subdivision 3, for all out-of-pocket expenses for data 
        summaries or specific analyses of data requested by public and 
        private agencies, organizations, and individuals, and which are 
        not otherwise included in the commissioner's annual summary 
        reports.  Fees collected are appropriated to the commissioner to 
        offset the cost of providing the data; and 
           (6) establishment of a committee to assist the commissioner 
        in the review of system activities.  The committee is governed 
        by section 15.059, except it expires June 30, 2001. 
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144A.073, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS.] At the authorization by 
        the legislature of additional medical assistance expenditures 
        for exceptions to the moratorium on nursing homes, the 
        interagency committee commissioner shall publish in the State 
        Register a request for proposals for nursing home projects to be 
        licensed or certified under section 144A.071, subdivision 4a, 
        clause (c).  The public notice of this funding and the request 
        for proposals must specify how the approval criteria will be 
        prioritized by the advisory review panel, the interagency 
        long-term care planning committee, and the commissioner.  The 
        notice must describe the information that must accompany a 
        request and state that proposals must be submitted to the 
        interagency committee commissioner within 90 days of the date of 
        publication.  The notice must include the amount of the 
        legislative appropriation available for the additional costs to 
        the medical assistance program of projects approved under this 
        section.  If no money is appropriated for a year, the 
        interagency committee commissioner shall publish a notice to 
        that effect, and no proposals shall be requested.  If money is 
        appropriated, the interagency committee commissioner shall 
        initiate the application and review process described in this 
        section at least twice each biennium and up to four times each 
        biennium, according to dates established by rule.  Authorized 
        funds shall be allocated proportionally to the number of 
        processes.  Funds not encumbered by an earlier process within a 
        biennium shall carry forward to subsequent iterations of the 
        process.  Authorization for expenditures does not carry forward 
        into the following biennium.  To be considered for approval, a 
        proposal must include the following information: 
           (1) whether the request is for renovation, replacement, 
        upgrading, conversion, or relocation; 
           (2) a description of the problem the project is designed to 
        address; 
           (3) a description of the proposed project; 
           (4) an analysis of projected costs of the nursing facility 
        proposal, which are not required to exceed the cost threshold 
        referred to in section 144A.071, subdivision 1, to be considered 
        under this section, including initial construction and 
        remodeling costs; site preparation costs; financing costs, 
        including the current estimated long-term financing costs of the 
        proposal, which consists of estimates of the amount and sources 
        of money, reserves if required under the proposed funding 
        mechanism, annual payments schedule, interest rates, length of 
        term, closing costs and fees, insurance costs, and any completed 
        marketing study or underwriting review; and estimated operating 
        costs during the first two years after completion of the 
        project; 
           (5) for proposals involving replacement of all or part of a 
        facility, the proposed location of the replacement facility and 
        an estimate of the cost of addressing the problem through 
        renovation; 
           (6) for proposals involving renovation, an estimate of the 
        cost of addressing the problem through replacement; 
           (7) the proposed timetable for commencing construction and 
        completing the project; 
           (8) a statement of any licensure or certification issues, 
        such as certification survey deficiencies; 
           (9) the proposed relocation plan for current residents if 
        beds are to be closed so that the department of human services 
        can estimate the total costs of a proposal; and 
           (10) other information required by permanent rule of the 
        commissioner of health in accordance with subdivisions 4 and 8. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144A.073, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF PROPOSALS.] Within the 
        limits of money specifically appropriated to the medical 
        assistance program for this purpose, the interagency long-term 
        care planning committee may recommend that the commissioner of 
        health may grant exceptions to the nursing home licensure or 
        certification moratorium for proposals that satisfy the 
        requirements of this section.  The interagency committee shall 
        appoint an advisory review panel composed of representatives of 
        consumers and providers to review proposals and provide comments 
        and recommendations to the committee.  The commissioners of 
        human services and health shall provide staff and technical 
        assistance to the committee for the review and analysis of 
        proposals.  The interagency committee shall hold a public 
        hearing before submitting recommendations to the commissioner of 
        health on project requests.  The committee shall submit 
        recommendations within 150 days of the date of the publication 
        of the notice.  The commissioner of health shall approve or 
        disapprove a project within 30 days after receiving the 
        committee's recommendations.  The advisory review panel, the 
        committee, and the commissioner of health shall base their 
        recommendations, approvals, or disapprovals on a comparison and 
        ranking of proposals using only the criteria in subdivision 4 
        and in rules adopted by the commissioner.  The cost to the 
        medical assistance program of the proposals approved must be 
        within the limits of the appropriations specifically made for 
        this purpose.  Approval of a proposal expires 18 months after 
        approval by the commissioner of health unless the facility has 
        commenced construction as defined in section 144A.071, 
        subdivision 1a, paragraph (d).  The committee's report to the 
        legislature, as required under section 144A.31, must include the 
        projects approved, the criteria used to recommend proposals for 
        approval, and the estimated costs of the projects, including the 
        costs of initial construction and remodeling, and the estimated 
        operating costs during the first two years after the project is 
        completed. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 144A.073, 
        subdivision 3c, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3c.  [COST NEUTRAL RELOCATION PROJECTS.] (a) 
        Notwithstanding subdivision 3, the interagency committee 
        commissioner may at any time accept proposals, or amendments to 
        proposals previously approved under this section, for 
        relocations that are cost neutral with respect to state costs as 
        defined in section 144A.071, subdivision 5a.  The committee 
        commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of human 
        services, shall review these applications and make 
        recommendations to the commissioner within 90 days.  The 
        committee must evaluate proposals according to subdivision 4, 
        clauses (1), (2), and (3), and other criteria established in 
        rule.  The commissioner shall approve or disapprove a project 
        within 30 90 days of receiving the committee's recommendation.  
        Proposals and amendments approved under this subdivision are not 
        subject to the six-mile limit in subdivision 5, paragraph (e). 
           (b) For the purposes of paragraph (a), cost neutrality 
        shall be measured over the first three 12-month periods of 
        operation after completion of the project. 
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 145A.10, 
        subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [STATE AND LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES.] (a) A 
        state community health advisory committee is established to 
        advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the 
        commissioner on the development, maintenance, funding, and 
        evaluation of community health services.  Section 15.059, 
        subdivision 5, applies to this committee.  Each community health 
        board may appoint a member to serve on the committee.  The 
        committee must meet at least quarterly, and special meetings may 
        be called by the committee chair or a majority of the members.  
        Members or their alternates may receive a per diem and must be 
        reimbursed for travel and other necessary expenses while engaged 
        in their official duties.  
           (b) The city councils or county boards that have 
        established or are members of a community health board must 
        appoint a community health advisory committee to advise, consult 
        with, and make recommendations to the community health board on 
        matters relating to the development, maintenance, funding, and 
        evaluation of community health services.  The committee must 
        consist of at least five members and must be generally 
        representative of the population and health care providers of 
        the community health service area.  The committee must meet at 
        least three times a year and at the call of the chair or a 
        majority of the members.  Members may receive a per diem and 
        reimbursement for travel and other necessary expenses while 
        engaged in their official duties. 
           (c) State and local advisory committees must adopt bylaws 
        or operating procedures that specify the length of terms of 
        membership, procedures for assuring that no more than half of 
        these terms expire during the same year, and other matters 
        relating to the conduct of committee business.  Bylaws or 
        operating procedures may allow one alternate to be appointed for 
        each member of a state or local advisory committee.  Alternates 
        may be given full or partial powers and duties of members.  
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 148C.11, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED TRIBES; ETHNIC MINORITIES.] 
        (a) Alcohol and drug counselors licensed to practice alcohol and 
        drug counseling according to standards established by federally 
        recognized tribes, while practicing under tribal jurisdiction, 
        are exempt from the requirements of this chapter.  In practicing 
        alcohol and drug counseling under tribal jurisdiction, 
        individuals licensed under that authority shall be afforded the 
        same rights, responsibilities, and recognition as persons 
        licensed pursuant to this chapter. 
           (b) The commissioner shall develop special licensing 
        criteria for issuance of a license to alcohol and drug 
        counselors who:  (1) practice alcohol and drug counseling with a 
        member of an ethnic minority population or with a person with a 
        disability as defined by rule; or (2) are employed by agencies 
        whose primary agency service focus addresses ethnic minority 
        populations or persons with a disability as defined by rule.  
        These licensing criteria may differ from the licensing criteria 
        specified in section 148C.04.  To develop, implement, and 
        evaluate the effect of these criteria, the commissioner shall 
        establish a committee comprised of, but not limited to, 
        representatives from the Minnesota commission serving deaf and 
        hard-of-hearing people, the council on affairs of Chicano/Latino 
        people, the council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, the council on 
        Black Minnesotans, the council on disability, and the Indian 
        affairs council.  The committee does not expire. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.1419, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [MEMBERS.] (a) The commission shall be composed 
        of ten 15 members of which whom: 
           (1) one shall be appointed by the commissioner of 
        transportation,; 
           (2) one shall be appointed by the commissioner of natural 
        resources,; 
           (3) one shall be appointed by the commissioner of trade and 
        economic development,; 
           (4) one shall be appointed by the commissioner of 
        agriculture,; 
           (5) one shall be appointed by the director of the Minnesota 
        historical society,; 
           (6) two shall be members of the senate to be appointed by 
        the committee on committees, and; 
           (7) two shall be members of the house of representatives to 
        be appointed by the speaker.  The tenth member; 
           (8) one shall be the secretary appointed pursuant to 
        subdivision 3.; and 
           (9) five shall be citizen members appointed by five citizen 
        committees established by the members appointed under clauses 
        (1) to (8), with each citizen committee established within and 
        representing each of the following geographic segments along the 
        Mississippi river: 
           (i) Lake Itasca to but not including the city of Grand 
        Rapids; 
           (ii) Grand Rapids to but not including the city of 
        Brainerd; 
           (iii) Brainerd to but not including the city of Elk River; 
           (iv) Elk River to but not including the city of Hastings; 
        and 
           (v) Hastings to the Iowa border.  
        Each citizen committee member shall be a resident of the 
        geographic segment that the committee and member represents.  
           (b) The members of the commission shall be selected 
        immediately after May 27, 1963, and shall serve for a term 
        expiring at the close of the next each regular session of the 
        legislature and until their successors are appointed.  Successor 
        members shall be appointed at the close of each regular session 
        of the legislature by the same appointing authorities.  Members 
        may be reappointed.  Any vacancy shall be filled by the 
        appointing authority.  The commissioner of transportation, the 
        commissioner of natural resources, and the director of the 
        Minnesota historical society shall be ex officio members, and 
        shall be in addition to the ten 15 members heretofore provided 
        for.  Immediately upon making the appointments to the commission 
        the appointing authorities shall so notify the Mississippi river 
        parkway commission, hereinafter called the national commission, 
        giving the names and addresses of the members so appointed. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.1419, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [EXPIRATION.] The commission shall expire on June 
        30, 2001 2003. 
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.17, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [INTERSTATE SYSTEM.] (a) It is hereby declared 
        that construction of the interstate system of highways will 
        vitally affect the future development of the cities through 
        which these routes pass and such municipalities should have an 
        important role in the development of this highway system; that 
        on the other hand the future planning and programming of 
        construction projects over a period of years is necessary to 
        take maximum advantage of federal aid and to build a unified and 
        coordinated interstate system; that excessive delay in local 
        approval of plans for construction of one segment may seriously 
        impede completion of the entire system and adversely affect 
        other municipalities along the interstate routes; that the 
        mutual exchange of information and close cooperation between the 
        department and local governing bodies should be encouraged by 
        improved administrative processes for securing orderly review of 
        plans and the resolution of differences over interstate routes 
        and projects; and that the provisions of sections 161.171 to 
        161.177 for local approval of trunk highway plans must be 
        modified for the interstate highway system in the light of these 
        various considerations.  Before proceeding with the preparation 
        of the final plans for the construction, reconstruction, or 
        improvement of any route on the interstate system lying within 
        any city, the commissioner shall submit to its governing body 
        preliminary plans covering the route location.  The preliminary 
        plans shall be submitted as part of a report containing such 
        supporting data that the commissioner deems helpful to the 
        governing body in appraising the plans submitted. 
           (b) Any public hearing on location of an interstate route 
        held in compliance with federal requirements shall be held at 
        least one month after submission to the governing body of the 
        report provided for in this subdivision.  After the public 
        hearing and on preparing final plans, the commissioner shall 
        submit the final plans to the governing body for approval.  If 
        the governing body does not approve the final plans within three 
        months after submitted, the commissioner may refer the plans to 
        (1) the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Planning Commission 
        metropolitan council, if the project is within the area of its 
        jurisdiction, or (2) the municipal advisory committee on 
        state-aid rules established under section 162.09, subdivision 2, 
        if the project is elsewhere in the state.  If a member of the 
        advisory committee is from the municipality concerned that 
        member shall be excused.  If the plans are so referred, 
        the commission council or committee shall give the commissioner 
        and the governing body ample opportunity to present the case for 
        or against approval of the plans so referred.  Not later than 
        three months after such hearings and independent study as it 
        deems desirable, it shall approve or disapprove such plans, 
        making such additional recommendations consistent with state and 
        federal requirements as it deems appropriate, and it shall 
        submit a written report containing its findings and 
        recommendations to the commissioner and the governing body.  The 
        commissioner shall not proceed with the proposed construction, 
        reconstruction, or improvement except in accordance with plans 
        approved by the governing body or, if referred to the commission 
        council or committee, until after the commission council or 
        committee has made its report, and then only after the governing 
        body has had an additional 90 days within which to consider the 
        plans originally submitted or such modified plans as may be 
        submitted to it by the commissioner following the report of the 
        commission council or committee.  If within such 90-day period, 
        the governing body does not approve the plans submitted to it, 
        and if the commissioner then wishes to proceed with the project 
        according to plans differing substantially from the plans 
        recommended by the commission council or committee in its 
        report, the commissioner shall, before proceeding with the 
        project, file a written report with the commission council or 
        committee and the governing body stating fully the reasons for 
        doing so.  Whenever plans are referred to the Twin Cities 
        Metropolitan Area Planning Commission metropolitan council, 
        the commission council shall be reimbursed from the trunk 
        highway fund for actual and necessary expenses incurred by 
        the commission council in staff work incident to consideration 
        of plans and action thereon by the commission council.  Whenever 
        plans are referred to the advisory committee on rules, members 
        of the committee shall be paid their necessary expenses to the 
        same extent and in the same manner as for its duties in 
        considering the commissioner's rules.  
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 174.55, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CREATION AND PURPOSE.] A The major 
        transportation projects commission is created to shall review 
        and comment on proposed major transportation projects in which 
        the department of transportation is involved.  The commission 
        does not expire. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 175.007, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CREATION; COMPOSITION.] (a) There is 
        created a permanent council on workers' compensation consisting 
        of 12 voting members as follows:  the presidents of the largest 
        statewide Minnesota business and organized labor organizations 
        as measured by the number of employees of its business members 
        and in its affiliated labor organizations in Minnesota on July 
        1, 1992, and every five years thereafter; five additional 
        members representing business, and five additional members 
        representing organized labor.  The commissioner of labor and 
        industry shall serve as chair of the council and shall be a 
        nonvoting member.  Notwithstanding section 15.059, this council 
        does not expire unless the council no longer fulfills the 
        purpose for which the council was established, the council has 
        not met in the last 18 months, or the council does not comply 
        with the registration requirements of section 15.0599, 
        subdivision 3. 
           (b) The governor, the majority leader of the senate, the 
        speaker of the house of representatives, the minority leader of 
        the senate, and the minority leader of the house of 
        representatives shall each select a business and a labor 
        representative.  At least four of the labor representatives 
        shall be chosen from the affiliated membership of the Minnesota 
        AFL-CIO.  At least two of the business representatives shall be 
        representatives of small employers as defined in section 177.24, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (2).  None of the council 
        members shall represent attorneys, health care providers, 
        qualified rehabilitation consultants, or insurance companies.  
        If the appointing officials cannot agree on a method of 
        appointing the required number of Minnesota AFL-CIO and small 
        business representatives by the second Monday in June of the 
        year in which appointments are made, they shall notify the 
        secretary of state.  The distribution of appointments shall then 
        be determined publicly by lot by the secretary of state or a 
        designee in the presence of the appointing officials or their 
        designees on the third Monday in June.  
           (c) Each council member shall appoint an alternate.  
        Alternates shall serve in the absence of the member they replace.
           (d) The ten appointed voting members shall serve for terms 
        of five years and may be reappointed. 
           (e) The council shall designate liaisons to the council 
        representing workers' compensation insurers; medical, hospital, 
        and rehabilitation providers; and the legal profession.  The 
        speaker and minority leader of the house of representatives 
        shall each appoint a caucus member as a liaison to the council.  
        The majority and minority leaders of the senate shall each 
        appoint a caucus member to serve as a liaison to the council. 
           (f) The compensation and removal of members shall be as 
        provided in section 15.059.  
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 175.008, is 
        amended to read: 
           175.008 [CODE ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL; CREATION.] 
           The commissioner shall appoint an 11 member advisory 
        council on code enforcement.  The terms, compensation, removal 
        of council members, and expiration of the council are governed 
        by section 15.059, except that the advisory council shall not 
        expire before June 30, 2001 2003.  The council shall advise the 
        commissioner on matters within the council's expertise or under 
        the regulation of the commissioner. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 176.102, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [REVIEW PANEL.] There is created a rehabilitation 
        review panel composed of the commissioner or a designee, who 
        shall serve as an ex officio member and two members each from 
        employers, insurers, rehabilitation, and medicine, one member 
        representing chiropractors, and four members representing 
        labor.  The members shall be appointed by the commissioner and 
        shall serve four-year terms which may be renewed.  Terms, 
        compensation, and removal for members shall be governed by 
        section 15.0575.  Notwithstanding section 15.059, this panel 
        does not expire unless the panel no longer fulfills the purpose 
        for which the panel was established, the panel has not met in 
        the last 18 months, or the panel does not comply with the 
        registration requirements of section 15.0599, subdivision 3.  
        The panel shall select a chair.  The panel shall review and make 
        a determination with respect to appeals from orders of the 
        commissioner regarding certification approval of qualified 
        rehabilitation consultants and vendors.  The hearings are de 
        novo and initiated by the panel under the contested case 
        procedures of chapter 14, and are appealable to the workers' 
        compensation court of appeals in the manner provided by section 
        176.421.  
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 176.103, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [MEDICAL SERVICES REVIEW BOARD; SELECTION; 
        POWERS.] (a) There is created a medical services review board 
        composed of the commissioner or the commissioner's designee as 
        an ex officio member, two persons representing chiropractic, one 
        person representing hospital administrators, one physical 
        therapist, and six physicians representing different specialties 
        which the commissioner determines are the most frequently 
        utilized by injured employees.  The board shall also have one 
        person representing employees, one person representing employers 
        or insurers, and one person representing the general public.  
        The members shall be appointed by the commissioner and shall be 
        governed by section 15.0575.  Terms of the board's members may 
        be renewed.  The board may appoint from its members whatever 
        subcommittees it deems appropriate.  Notwithstanding section 
        15.059, this board does not expire unless the board no longer 
        fulfills the purpose for which the board was established, the 
        board has not met in the last 18 months, or the board does not 
        comply with the registration requirements of section 15.0599, 
        subdivision 3. 
           The commissioner may appoint alternates for one-year terms 
        to serve as a member when a member is unavailable.  The number 
        of alternates shall not exceed one chiropractor, one physical 
        therapist, one hospital administrator, three physicians, one 
        employee representative, one employer or insurer representative, 
        and one representative of the general public. 
           The board shall review clinical results for adequacy and 
        recommend to the commissioner scales for disabilities and 
        apportionment.  
           The board shall review and recommend to the commissioner 
        rates for individual clinical procedures and aggregate costs.  
        The board shall assist the commissioner in accomplishing public 
        education.  
           In evaluating the clinical consequences of the services 
        provided to an employee by a clinical health care provider, the 
        board shall consider the following factors in the priority 
        listed:  
           (1) the clinical effectiveness of the treatment; 
           (2) the clinical cost of the treatment; and 
           (3) the length of time of treatment.  
           The board shall advise the commissioner on the adoption of 
        rules regarding all aspects of medical care and services 
        provided to injured employees.  
           (b) The medical services review board may upon petition 
        from the commissioner and after hearing, issue a warning, a 
        penalty of $200 per violation, a restriction on providing 
        treatment that requires preauthorization by the board, 
        commissioner, or compensation judge for a plan of treatment, 
        disqualify, or suspend a provider from receiving payment for 
        services rendered under this chapter if a provider has violated 
        any part of this chapter or rule adopted under this chapter, or 
        where there has been a pattern of, or an egregious case of, 
        inappropriate, unnecessary, or excessive treatment by a provider.
        The hearings are initiated by the commissioner under the 
        contested case procedures of chapter 14.  The board shall make 
        the final decision following receipt of the recommendation of 
        the administrative law judge.  The board's decision is 
        appealable to the workers' compensation court of appeals in the 
        manner provided by section 176.421. 
           (c) The board may adopt rules of procedure.  The rules may 
        be joint rules with the rehabilitation review panel.  
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 178.02, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [TERMS.] The council shall expire and the terms, 
        compensation, and removal of appointed members shall be as 
        provided in section 15.059, except that the council shall not 
        expire before June 30, 2001 2003. 
           Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 182.656, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  A majority of the council members constitutes a 
        quorum.  The council shall meet at the call of its chair, or 
        upon request of any six members.  A tape recording of the 
        meeting with the tape being retained for a one-year period will 
        be available upon the request and payment of costs to any 
        interested party.  The council shall expire and the terms, 
        compensation, and removal of members shall be as provided in 
        section 15.059, except that the council shall not expire before 
        June 30, 2001 2003. 
           Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 214.001, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [INFORMATION FROM COUNCIL OF HEALTH BOARDS.] The 
        chair of a standing committee in either house of the legislature 
        may request information from the council of health boards on 
        proposals relating to the regulation of health occupations. 
           Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 214.002, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [WRITTEN REPORT.] Within 15 days of the 
        introduction of a bill proposing new or expanded regulation of 
        an occupation, the proponents of the new or expanded regulation 
        shall submit a written report to the chair of the standing 
        committee in each house of the legislature to which the bill was 
        referred and to the council of health boards setting out the 
        information required by this section.  If a committee chair 
        requests that the report be submitted earlier, but no fewer than 
        five days from introduction of the bill, the proponents shall 
        comply with the request. 
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 214.01, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [COUNCIL OF HEALTH BOARDS.] "Council of health 
        boards" means a collaborative body established by the 
        health-related licensing boards. 
           Sec. 40.  [214.025] [COUNCIL OF HEALTH BOARDS.] 
           The health-related licensing boards may establish a council 
        of health boards consisting of representatives of the 
        health-related licensing boards and the emergency medical 
        services regulatory board.  When reviewing legislation or 
        legislative proposals relating to the regulation of health 
        occupations, the council shall include the commissioner of 
        health or a designee. 
           Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 214.32, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [MANAGEMENT.] (a) A health professionals 
        services program committee is established, consisting of one 
        person appointed by each participating board, with each 
        participating board having one vote.  The committee shall 
        designate one board to provide administrative management of the 
        program, set the program budget and the pro rata share of 
        program expenses to be borne by each participating board, 
        provide guidance on the general operation of the program, 
        including hiring of program personnel, and ensure that the 
        program's direction is in accord with its authority.  If the 
        participating boards change which board is designated to provide 
        administrative management of the program, any appropriation 
        remaining for the program shall transfer to the newly designated 
        board on the effective date of the change.  The participating 
        boards must inform the appropriate legislative committees and 
        the commissioner of finance of any change in the administrative 
        management of the program, and the amount of any appropriation 
        transferred under this provision. 
           (b) The designated board, upon recommendation of the health 
        professional services program committee, shall hire the program 
        manager and employees and pay expenses of the program from funds 
        appropriated for that purpose.  The designated board may apply 
        for grants to pay program expenses and may enter into contracts 
        on behalf of the program to carry out the purposes of the 
        program.  The participating boards shall enter into written 
        agreements with the designated board. 
           (c) An advisory committee is established to advise the 
        program committee consisting of: 
           (1) one member appointed by each of the following:  the 
        Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants, the Minnesota Dental 
        Association, the Minnesota Chiropractic Association, the 
        Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurse Association, the Minnesota 
        Medical Association, the Minnesota Nurses Association, and the 
        Minnesota Podiatric Medicine Association; 
           (2) one member appointed by each of the professional 
        associations of the other professions regulated by a 
        participating board not specified in clause (1); and 
           (3) two public members, as defined by section 214.02.  
        Members of the advisory committee shall be appointed for two 
        years and members may be reappointed.  
           The advisory committee expires June 30, 2001 2003.  
           Sec. 42.  [245.699] [AMERICAN INDIAN MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY 
        COUNCIL.] 
           The commissioner shall appoint an American Indian mental 
        health advisory council to help formulate policies and 
        procedures relating to Indian mental health services and 
        programs and to make recommendations regarding approval of 
        grants provided under section 245.713, subdivision 2.  The 
        council consists of 15 members appointed by the commissioner and 
        must include representatives who are authorized by tribal 
        resolution from each of the 11 Minnesota reservations; one 
        representative from the Duluth urban Indian community; two from 
        the Minneapolis urban Indian community; and one from the St.  
        Paul urban Indian community.  Representatives from the urban 
        Indian communities must be selected through an open appointments 
        process under section 15.059.  The terms, compensation, and 
        removal of American Indian mental health advisory council 
        members are governed by section 15.059. 
           Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 248.10, is 
        amended to read: 
           248.10 [REHABILITATION ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND.] 
           The commissioner shall establish a rehabilitation advisory 
        council for the blind consistent with the federal Rehabilitation 
        Act of 1973, Public Law Number 93-112, as amended.  Advisory 
        Council members shall be compensated as provided in section 
        15.059, subdivision 3.  Members of the council for the blind 
        appointed before July 1, 1993, shall serve on the advisory 
        council until the end of their appointed terms.  The advisory 
        council shall advise the commissioner about programs of the 
        division of state services for the blind and visually disabled.  
        The advisory council is limited to 15 members, a majority of 
        whom must be blind or visually disabled. 
           Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 254A.03, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [AMERICAN INDIAN PROGRAMS.] There is hereby 
        created a section of American Indian programs, within the 
        alcohol and drug abuse section of the department of human 
        services, to be headed by a special assistant for American 
        Indian programs on alcoholism and drug abuse and an assistant 
        two assistants to that position.  The section shall be staffed 
        with all personnel necessary to fully administer programming for 
        alcohol and drug abuse for American Indians in the state.  The 
        special assistant position shall be filled by a person with 
        considerable practical experience in and understanding of 
        alcohol and other drug abuse problems in the American Indian 
        community, who shall be responsible to the director of the 
        alcohol and drug abuse section created in subdivision 1 and 
        shall be in the unclassified service.  The special assistant 
        shall meet and consult with the American Indian advisory council 
        as described in section 254A.035 and serve as a liaison to the 
        Minnesota Indian affairs council and tribes to report on the 
        status of alcohol and other drug abuse among American Indians in 
        the state of Minnesota.  The special assistant with the approval 
        of the director shall: 
           (a) administer funds appropriated for American Indian 
        groups, organizations and reservations within the state for 
        American Indian alcoholism and drug abuse programs.; 
           (b) establish policies and procedures for such American 
        Indian programs with the assistance of the American Indian 
        advisory board.; and 
           (c) hire and supervise staff to assist in the 
        administration of the American Indian program section within the 
        alcohol and drug abuse section of the department of human 
        services. 
           Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256.482, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [SUNSET.] Notwithstanding section 15.059, 
        subdivision 5, the council on disability shall not sunset until 
        June 30, 2001 2003. 
           Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.0917, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE, MISSION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES.] 
        (a) The purpose of implementing seniors' agenda for independent 
        living (SAIL) projects under this section is to demonstrate a 
        new cooperative strategy for the long-term care system in the 
        state of Minnesota.  
           The projects are part of the initial plan for a 20-year 
        strategy.  The mission of the 20-year strategy is to create a 
        new community-based care paradigm for long-term care in 
        Minnesota in order to maximize independence of the older adult 
        population, and to ensure cost-effective use of financial and 
        human resources.  The goals for the 20-year strategy are to: 
           (1) achieve a broad awareness and use of low-cost home care 
        and other residential alternatives to nursing homes; 
           (2) develop a statewide system of information and 
        assistance to enable easy access to long-term care services; 
           (3) develop sufficient alternatives to nursing homes to 
        serve the increased number of people needing long-term care; 
           (4) maintain the moratorium on new construction of nursing 
        home beds and to lower the percentage of elderly persons served 
        in institutional settings; and 
           (5) build a community-based approach and community 
        commitment to delivering long-term care services for elderly 
        persons in their homes. 
           (b) The objective for the fiscal years 1994 and 1995 
        biennial plan is to continue at least four but not more than six 
        projects in anticipation of a statewide program.  These projects 
        will continue the process of implementing: 
           (1) a coordinated planning and administrative process; 
           (2) a refocused function of the preadmission screening 
        program; 
           (3) the development of additional home, community, and 
        residential alternatives to nursing homes; 
           (4) a program to support the informal caregivers for 
        elderly persons; 
           (5) programs to strengthen the use of volunteers; and 
           (6) programs to support the building of community 
        commitment to provide long-term care for elderly persons.  
           This is done in conjunction with an expanded role of the 
        interagency long-term care planning committee as described in 
        section 144A.31.  The services offered through these projects 
        will be are available to those who have their own funds to pay 
        for services, as well as to persons who are eligible for medical 
        assistance and to persons who are 180-day eligible clients to 
        the extent authorized in this section. 
           Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.0917, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DESIGN OF SAIL PROJECTS; LOCAL LONG-TERM CARE 
        COORDINATING TEAM.] (a) The commissioner of human services in 
        conjunction with the interagency long-term care planning 
        committee's long-range strategic plan shall contract with SAIL 
        projects in four to six counties or groups of counties to 
        demonstrate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of a local 
        long-term care strategy that is consistent with the state's 
        long-term care goals identified in subdivision 1.  The 
        commissioner shall publish a notice in the State Register 
        announcing the availability of project funding and giving 
        instructions for making an application.  The instructions for 
        the application shall identify the amount of funding available 
        for project components. 
           (b) To be selected for the project, a county board or 
        boards must establish a long-term care coordinating team 
        consisting of county social service agencies, public health 
        nursing service agencies, local boards of health, a 
        representative of local nursing home providers, a representative 
        of local home care providers, and the area agencies on aging in 
        a geographic area which is responsible for: 
           (1) developing a local long-term care strategy consistent 
        with state goals and objectives; 
           (2) submitting an application to be selected as a project; 
           (3) coordinating planning for funds to provide services to 
        elderly persons, including funds received under Title III of the 
        Older Americans Act, Community Social Services Act, Title XX of 
        the Social Security Act and the Local Public Health Act; and 
           (4) ensuring efficient services provision and 
        nonduplication of funding. 
           (c) The board or boards shall designate a public agency to 
        serve as the lead agency.  The lead agency receives and manages 
        the project funds from the state and is responsible for the 
        implementation of the local strategy.  If selected as a project, 
        the local long-term care coordinating team must semiannually 
        evaluate the progress of the local long-term care strategy in 
        meeting state measures of performance and results as established 
        in the contract. 
           (d) Each member of the local coordinating team must 
        indicate its endorsement of the local strategy.  The local 
        long-term care coordinating team may include in its membership 
        other units of government which provide funding for services to 
        the frail elderly.  The team must cooperate with consumers and 
        other public and private agencies, including nursing homes, in 
        the geographic area in order to develop and offer a variety of 
        cost-effective services to the elderly and their caregivers. 
           (e) The board or boards shall apply to be selected as a 
        project.  If the project is selected, the commissioner of human 
        services shall contract with the lead agency for the project and 
        shall provide additional administrative funds for implementing 
        the provisions of the contract, within the appropriation 
        available for this purpose. 
           (f) Projects shall be selected according to the following 
        conditions.  
           No project may be selected unless it demonstrates that: 
           (i) the objectives of the local project will help to 
        achieve the state's long-term care goals as defined in 
        subdivision 1; 
           (ii) in the case of a project submitted jointly by several 
        counties, all of the participating counties are contiguous; 
           (iii) there is a designated local lead agency that is 
        empowered to make contracts with the state and local vendors on 
        behalf of all participants; 
           (iv) the project proposal demonstrates that the local 
        cooperating agencies have the ability to perform the project as 
        described and that the implementation of the project has a 
        reasonable chance of achieving its objectives; 
           (v) the project will serve an area that covers at least 
        four counties or contains at least 2,500 persons who are 85 
        years of age or older, according to the projections of the state 
        demographer or the census if the data is more recent; and 
           (vi) the local coordinating team documents efforts of 
        cooperation with consumers and other agencies and organizations, 
        both public and private, in planning for service delivery. 
           Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.093, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [STATE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM.] The 
        commissioner of human services shall: 
           (1) maintain a statewide traumatic brain injury program; 
           (2) supervise and coordinate services and policies for 
        persons with traumatic brain injuries; 
           (3) contract with qualified agencies or employ staff to 
        provide statewide administrative case management and 
        consultation; 
           (4) maintain an advisory committee to provide 
        recommendations in reports to the commissioner regarding program 
        and service needs of persons with traumatic brain injuries.  The 
        advisory committee shall consist of no less than ten members and 
        no more than 30 members.  The commissioner shall appoint all 
        advisory committee members to one- or two-year terms and appoint 
        one member as chair; 
           (5) investigate the need for the development of rules or 
        statutes for the traumatic brain injury home and community-based 
        services waiver; and 
           (6) investigate present and potential models of service 
        coordination which can be delivered at the local level; and 
           (7) the advisory committee required by clause (4) must 
        consist of no fewer than ten members and no more than 30 
        members.  The commissioner shall appoint all advisory committee 
        members to one or two-year terms and appoint one member as 
        chair.  Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the 
        advisory committee does not terminate until June 30, 2005. 
           Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.69, 
        subdivision 5b, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5b.  [PROSPECTIVE REIMBURSEMENT RATES.] (a) For 
        prepaid medical assistance and general assistance medical care 
        program contract rates set by the commissioner under subdivision 
        5 and effective on or after January 1, 1998, capitation rates 
        for nonmetropolitan counties shall on a weighted average be no 
        less than 88 percent of the capitation rates for metropolitan 
        counties, excluding Hennepin county.  The commissioner shall 
        make a pro rata adjustment in capitation rates paid to counties 
        other than nonmetropolitan counties in order to make this 
        provision budget neutral.  
           (b) For prepaid medical assistance program contract rates 
        set by the commissioner under subdivision 5 and effective on or 
        after January 1, 2001, capitation rates for nonmetropolitan 
        counties shall, on a weighted average, be no less than 89 
        percent of the capitation rates for metropolitan counties, 
        excluding Hennepin county. 
           (c) This subdivision shall not affect the nongeographically 
        based risk adjusted rates established under section 62Q.03, 
        subdivision 5a, paragraph (f). 
           Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256E.115, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS; COMMISSIONER DUTIES.] (a) The 
        following definitions apply to this section: 
           (1) "Targeted youth" means children who are ages 16 to 21 
        and who are in out-of-home placement, leaving out-of-home 
        placement, at risk of becoming homeless, or homeless. 
           (2) "Safe house" means a facility providing emergency 
        housing for homeless targeted youth with the goal of reuniting 
        the family if appropriate and possible. 
           (3) "Transitional housing" means congregate or cooperative 
        housing for targeted youth who are transitioning to independent 
        living. 
           (4) "Independent living assistance" means services provided 
        to assist targeted youth who are not living in a safe house or 
        transitional housing to make the transition to independent 
        living. 
           (b) The commissioner shall issue a request for proposals 
        from organizations that are knowledgeable about the needs of 
        targeted youth for the purpose of establishing a system of safe 
        houses, transitional housing, and independent living assistance 
        for such youth.  The commissioner shall appoint a review 
        committee of up to eight members to evaluate the proposals.  The 
        review panel must include representation from communities of 
        color, youth, and other community providers and agency 
        representatives who understand the needs and problems of 
        targeted youth.  The commissioner shall also assist in 
        coordinating funding from federal and state grant programs and 
        funding available from a variety of sources for efforts to 
        promote a continuum of services for targeted youth through a 
        consolidated grant application.  The commissioner shall analyze 
        the needs of targeted youth and gaps in services throughout the 
        state and determine how to best serve those needs within the 
        available funding. 
           Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 268.29, is 
        amended to read: 
           268.29 [JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAM.] 
           The governor shall designate the department of economic 
        security as the sole agency responsible for supervising the 
        preparation and administration of the state plan for juvenile 
        justice required by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 
        Prevention Act of 1974, as amended. 
           The governor shall designate the juvenile justice advisory 
        committee as the supervisory board for the department of 
        economic security with respect to preparation and administration 
        of the state plan and award of grants.  
           The governor shall appoint members to the juvenile justice 
        advisory committee in accordance with the membership 
        requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 
        Act of 1974, as amended.  Section 15.059, subdivision 3, governs 
        the compensation of the members. 
           Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 268A.02, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [REHABILITATION ADVISORY COUNCIL.] The 
        commissioner shall establish a state rehabilitation advisory 
        council and a statewide independent living council consistent 
        with the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law Number 
        93-112, as amended.  Members of the advisory council councils 
        shall be compensated as provided in section 15.059, subdivision 
        3.  Members of the consumer advisory council appointed prior to 
        July 1, 1993, shall serve on the rehabilitation advisory council 
        until the end of their appointed terms.  
           Sec. 53.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 402.03, is 
        amended to read: 
           402.03 [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] 
           Each human services board shall appoint an advisory 
        committee, which shall actively participate in the formulation 
        of the plan for the development, implementation and operation of 
        the programs and services by the board, and shall make a formal 
        recommendation to the board at least annually concerning the 
        annual budget of the board and the implementation of the plan 
        during the ensuing year. 
           Membership on the advisory committee shall consist of no 
        more than 25 persons serving two year terms not to exceed three 
        consecutive terms.  Up to one-half of the terms of the initial 
        advisory committee may be for one year; upon their expiration 
        all terms shall be for two years.  The chair shall be appointed 
        by the human services board and may not be a member of a county 
        board. 
           One-third of the members of the advisory committee shall be 
        representatives of those persons receiving services provided by 
        the human services board.  Up to one-third may be providers or 
        employees of providers of services and must include 
        representatives of private providers if such providers exist in 
        the county or counties party to the agreement.  At least one 
        member shall be a member of the health advisory committee 
        established pursuant to section 145A.10, subdivision 10, if any. 
        At least one member shall be a member of the corrections 
        advisory board established pursuant to section 401.08, if any.  
        The remaining members shall represent the citizens of the 
        counties. 
           The advisory committee shall appoint permanent task forces 
        to assist in planning for corrections, social, mental health and 
        public health services. 
           Task force membership shall be constituted to fulfill state 
        agency requirements for receiving categorical funds.  Where 
        appropriately constituted, these task forces may, at the option 
        of the human services boards, replace those advisory bodies 
        required by statute and rule to advise local social services 
        agencies and other county and area boards.  Individuals not 
        members of the advisory committee may be appointed to the task 
        forces; provided, however, that each task force shall be chaired 
        by a member of the advisory committee. 
           The human services board shall provide staff assistance to 
        the advisory committee. 
           Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 15.059, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5b.  [CONTINUATION DEPENDENT ON FEDERAL LAW.] 
        Notwithstanding this section, the following councils and 
        committees do not expire unless federal law no longer requires 
        the existence of the council or committee: 
           (1) rehabilitation council for the blind, created in 
        section 248.10; 
           (2) juvenile justice advisory committee, created in section 
        268.29; 
           (3) governor's workforce development council, created in 
        section 268.665; 
           (4) local workforce councils, created in section 268.666, 
        subdivision 2; 
           (5) rehabilitation council, created in section 268A.02, 
        subdivision 2; and 
           (6) statewide independent living council, created in 
        section 268A.02, subdivision 2. 
           Sec. 55.  [TASK FORCE.] 
           The chair of the legislative commission on Minnesota 
        resources shall organize a task force consisting of the members 
        of the commission's executive committee and an equal number of 
        members of the citizen advisory committee created under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.06.  The task force shall 
        explore options to better integrate the citizen advisory 
        committee in the process of making expenditures from the 
        environment and natural resources trust fund.  The task force 
        shall make recommendations to the chair of the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources by January 15, 2002. 
           Sec. 56.  [LEGISLATIVE REVIEW.] 
           Before the 2003 legislative session, legislative committees 
        must conduct hearings on advisory groups within their 
        jurisdictions.  At the hearings, each advisory group must submit 
        a report, the date of its last meeting, and a list of 
        recommendations.  The committees must make recommendations to 
        the legislature on which groups should continue in existence 
        after June 30, 2003. 
           Sec. 57.  [REVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.] 
           The revisor shall delete "17.703" and insert "17.702" in 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 17.696, 17.697, 17.70, 17.701, and 
        17.9442. 
           Sec. 58.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15.059, subdivision 5a, 
        as amended by Laws 2001, chapter 7, section 7; 17.49, 
        subdivision 1; 17.703; 17.76; 40A.14, subdivision 3; 52.061; 
        60K.19, subdivision 4; 93.002; 97A.055, subdivision 4a; 
        124D.894; 124D.95, subdivision 6; 134.31, subdivision 5; 
        137.342, subdivision 2; 144A.31; 162.09, subdivision 2; 
        256B.071, subdivision 5; 256B.0911, subdivision 8; 256B.434, 
        subdivision 13; 299A.295, subdivision 2; and 299K.03, 
        subdivision 4, are repealed. 
           Sec. 59.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 to 9, 11 to 13, 15 to 17, 19, 21 to 24, 26, 29 
        to 36, 44, 46 to 50, 53, and 58 are effective June 30, 2001.  
        Sections 10, 14, 18, 20, 25, 42, 43, 51, 52, 54, and 55 are 
        effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 21, 2001 
           Signed by the governor May 24, 2001, 1:44 p.m.