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                            CHAPTER 77-S.F.No. 1611 
                  An act relating to vocational rehabilitation; making 
                  technical changes; modifying procedures for grants to 
                  rehabilitation facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  2000, sections 268A.06, subdivision 1; and 268A.08; 
                  repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 268A.06, 
                  subdivision 3. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 268A.06, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION.] Any city, town, county, 
        nonprofit corporation, state regional treatment center, or any 
        combination thereof, may apply to the commissioner for 
        assistance in establishing or operating a community 
        rehabilitation facility.  Application for assistance shall be on 
        forms prescribed by the commissioner.  Each applicant shall 
        annually submit to the commissioner its plan and budget for the 
        next fiscal year.  No applicant shall be eligible for a grant 
        hereunder unless its plan and budget have been approved by the 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 268A.08, is 
        amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPOINTMENT; MEMBERSHIP.] Every city, 
        town, county, nonprofit corporation, or combination thereof 
        establishing a rehabilitation facility shall appoint a 
        rehabilitation facility board of no fewer than nine members 
        before becoming eligible for the assistance provided by sections 
        268A.06 to 268A.15.  When any city, town, or county singly 
        establishes such a rehabilitation facility, the board shall be 
        appointed by the chief executive officer of the city or the 
        chair of the governing board of the county or town.  When any 
        combination of cities, towns, counties, or nonprofit 
        corporations establishes a rehabilitation facility, the chief 
        executive officers of the cities, nonprofit corporations and the 
        chairs of the governing bodies of the counties or towns shall 
        appoint the board.  If a nonprofit corporation singly 
        establishes a rehabilitation facility, the corporation shall 
        appoint the board of directors.  Membership on a board shall be 
        representative of the community served and shall include a 
        person with a disability.  One-third to one-half of the board 
        shall be representative of industry or business.  The remaining 
        members should be representative of lay associations for persons 
        with a disability, labor, the general public, and education, 
        welfare, medical, and health professions.  Nothing in sections 
        268A.06 to 268A.15 shall be construed to preclude the 
        appointment of elected or appointed public officials or members 
        of the board of directors of the sponsoring nonprofit 
        corporation to the board, so long as representation described 
        above is preserved.  If a state regional treatment center 
        establishes an extended employment program, the chief executive 
        officer of the state regional treatment center shall perform the 
        functions of the rehabilitation facility board as prescribed in 
        subdivision 2.  The regional treatment center is not required to 
        establish a separate governing body as a board.  The state 
        regional treatment center shall establish an advisory committee 
        following the membership representation requirements of this 
        subdivision.  If a county establishes an extended employment 
        program and manages the program with county employees, the 
        governing board shall be the county board of commissioners and 
        other provisions of this chapter pertaining to membership on the 
        governing board do not apply. 
           Subd. 2.  [DUTIES.] Subject to the provisions of sections 
        268A.06 to 268A.15 and the rules of the department, each 
        rehabilitation facility board shall: 
           (a) review and evaluate the need for extended employment 
        programs offered by the rehabilitation facility provided 
        pursuant to sections 268A.06 to 268A.15 and report thereon to 
        the commissioner and, when indicated, the public, together with 
        recommendations for additional extended employment programs; 
           (b) recruit and promote local financial support for 
        extended employment programs from private sources such as 
        community chests United Ways, business, industrial and private 
        foundations, voluntary agencies and other lawful sources and 
        promote public support for municipal and county appropriations; 
           (c) promote, arrange, and implement working agreements with 
        other educational and social service agencies both public and 
        private and any other allied agencies; and 
           (d) advise the commissioner on the adoption and 
        implementation of policies to stimulate effective community 
           (e) review the annual plan and budget and make 
        recommendations thereon; 
           (f) when an extended employment program offered by the 
        rehabilitation facility is certified, act as the administrator 
        of the rehabilitation facility and its subprograms for purposes 
        of this chapter.  
           Sec. 3.  [GRANT PROCEDURE CHANGE.] 
           Funds appropriated before the effective date of this 
        section to the commissioner of economic security for increases 
        in grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 268A.06, subdivision 
        3, must be used to increase rates paid to community 
        rehabilitation facility programs funded under the authority of 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 268A.15, subdivision 3. 
           Sec. 4.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 268A.06, subdivision 3, is 
           Sec. 5.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 3 and 4 are effective the day following final 
           Presented to the governor May 8, 2001 
           Signed by the governor May 10, 2001, 2:49 p.m.

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