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                            CHAPTER 130-S.F.No. 694 
                  An act relating to public safety; providing for 
                  creation of a propane education and research council. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [COUNCIL.] 
           Propane producers and propane retail marketers, as defined 
        by United States Code, title 15, section 6402, may form a 
        propane education and research council for the purpose of 
        establishing, supporting, or conducting research, training, and 
        education programs concerning the safe and efficient use of 
        propane. 
           Sec. 2.  [ORGANIZATION.] 
           Organization and membership of the council shall be in 
        compliance with United States Code, title 15, sections 6403, 
        subsections (a) and (b), and 6404, subsection (c), and must 
        abide by the requirements of United States Code, title 15, 
        section 6409.  The council is established upon certification by 
        the commissioner of public safety that the council has been 
        organized in compliance with United States Code, title 15, 
        sections 6403, subsections (a) and (b), and 6404, subsection (c).
           Sec. 3.  [ASSESSMENT.] 
           A propane education and research council, established and 
        certified pursuant to section 2, may assess propane producers 
        and retail marketers an amount not to exceed one mill per gallon 
        of odorized propane in a manner established by the council in 
        compliance with United States Code, title 15, section 6405, 
        subsections (a) to (c).  Propane producers and retail marketers 
        shall be responsible for the amounts assessed. 
           Sec. 4.  [ANNUAL REPORT.] 
           A propane education and research council collecting 
        assessments pursuant to section 3 shall annually report to the 
        commissioner of public safety, detailing collections and 
        expenditures made pursuant to this act. 
           Sec. 5.  [CONTINGENT REPEALER.] 
           Sections 1 to 4 are repealed effective August 1, 2004, if 
        no propane energy and research council has been established by 
        that date. 
           Sec. 6.  [REPEALER.] 
           Sections 1 to 5 are repealed effective August 1, 2009. 
           Presented to the governor May 17, 2001 
           Signed by the governor May 21, 2001, 10:31 a.m.