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Minnesota Session Laws - 2003, Regular Session

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                            CHAPTER 112-H.F.No. 943 
                  An act relating to state government; modifying 
                  practices and procedures relating to state finance; 
                  transferring state treasurer duties to the 
                  commissioner of finance; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  2002, sections 7.26; 15.62, subdivisions 2, 3; 16A.10, 
                  subdivisions 1, 2; 16A.127, subdivision 4; 16A.129, 
                  subdivision 3; 16A.133, subdivision 1; 16A.14, 
                  subdivision 3; 16A.17, by adding a subdivision; 
                  16A.27, subdivision 5; 16A.40; 16A.46; 16A.501; 
                  16A.626; 16A.642, subdivision 1; 16D.09, subdivision 
                  1; 16D.13, subdivisions 1, 2; 35.08; 35.09, 
                  subdivision 3; 49.24, subdivisions 13, 16; 84A.11; 
                  84A.23, subdivision 4; 84A.33, subdivision 4; 84A.40; 
                  85A.05, subdivision 2; 94.53; 115A.58, subdivision 2; 
                  116.16, subdivision 4; 116.17, subdivision 2; 122A.21; 
                  126C.72, subdivision 2; 127A.40; 161.05, subdivision 
                  3; 161.07; 167.50, subdivision 2; 174.51, subdivision 
                  2; 176.181, subdivision 2; 176.581; 190.11; 241.08, 
                  subdivision 1; 241.10; 241.13, subdivision 1; 244.19, 
                  subdivision 7; 245.697, subdivision 2a; 246.15, 
                  subdivision 1; 246.18, subdivision 1; 246.21; 276.11, 
                  subdivision 1; 280.29; 293.06; 299D.03, subdivision 5; 
                  352.05; 352B.03, subdivision 2; 354.06, subdivision 3; 
                  354.52, subdivision 5; 385.05; 475A.04; 475A.06, 
                  subdivision 2; 481.01; 490.123, subdivision 2; 
                  525.161; 525.841; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, 
                  sections 7.21; 16A.06, subdivision 10; 16A.131, 
                  subdivision 1; 16D.03, subdivision 3; 16D.09, 
                  subdivision 2. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 

                                   ARTICLE 1 
                                    GENERAL 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 15.62, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  A public employee who qualifies as a member of a 
        United States team for athletic competition on the world 
        championship, Pan American, or Olympic team in a sport 
        sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, shall may be 
        granted a leave of absence without loss of pay or other benefits 
        or rights for the purpose of preparing for and engaging in the 
        competition.  In no event shall the paid leave under this 
        section exceed the period of the official training camp and 
        competition combined or 90 calendar days a year, whichever is 
        less. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 15.62, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  If the public employee granted the leave is an 
        employee of a school district, university system or other 
        political subdivision, the state shall reimburse the employer is 
        responsible for the actual cost to the employer of employing a 
        substitute. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.10, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [BUDGET FORMAT.] In each even-numbered 
        calendar year the commissioner shall prepare budget forms and 
        instructions for all agencies, including guidelines for 
        reporting agency performance measures, subject to the approval 
        of the governor.  The commissioner shall request and receive 
        advisory recommendations from the chairs of the senate finance 
        committee and house of representatives ways and means committee 
        before adopting a format for the biennial budget document.  By 
        June 15, the commissioner shall send the proposed budget forms 
        to the appropriations and finance committees.  The committees 
        have until July 15 to give the commissioner their advisory 
        recommendations on possible improvements.  To facilitate this 
        consultation, the commissioner shall establish a working group 
        consisting of executive branch staff and designees of the chairs 
        of the senate finance and house of representatives ways and 
        means committees.  The commissioner must involve this group in 
        all stages of development of budget forms and instructions.  The 
        budget format must show actual expenditures and receipts for the 
        two most recent fiscal years year, estimated expenditures and 
        receipts for the current fiscal year, and estimates for each 
        fiscal year of the next biennium.  Estimated expenditures must 
        be classified by funds and character of expenditures and may be 
        subclassified by programs and activities.  Agency revenue 
        estimates must show how the estimates were made and what factors 
        were used.  Receipts must be classified by funds, programs, and 
        activities.  Expenditure and revenue estimates must be based on 
        the law in existence at the time the estimates are prepared. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.10, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [BY OCTOBER 15 AND NOVEMBER 30.] By October 15 of 
        each even-numbered year, an agency must file the following with 
        the commissioner:  
           (1) budget estimates for the most recent and current fiscal 
        years; 
           (2) its upcoming biennial budget estimates; 
           (3) a comprehensive and integrated statement of agency 
        missions and outcome and performance measures; and 
           (4) a concise explanation of any planned changes in the 
        level of services or new activities. 
           The commissioner shall prepare and file the budget 
        estimates for an agency failing to file them.  By November 30, 
        the commissioner shall send the final budget format, agency 
        budget estimates for the next biennium, and copies of the filed 
        material to the ways and means and finance committees, except 
        that the commissioner shall not be required to transmit 
        information that identifies executive branch budget decision 
        items.  At this time, a list of each employee's name, title, and 
        salary must be available to the legislature, either on paper or 
        through electronic retrieval. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.127, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [FEDERAL PROPOSALS.] Agency applications for 
        federal money shall include necessary submissions to recover 
        both statewide and agency indirect costs.  A copy of the 
        indirect cost submission must have the prior approval of be 
        submitted to the commissioner for review.  An agency indirect 
        cost plan is unnecessary if the commissioner determines that the 
        costs incurred in preparing and maintaining it exceed the 
        benefit received by the state.  If less than the entire agency 
        proposal is federally approved, the commissioner may accept 
        reimbursement of less than all of the federal receipts.  If no 
        federal funds are approved for indirect costs, the agency must 
        document that fact to the commissioner. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.129, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [CASH ADVANCES.] When the operations of any 
        nongeneral fund account would be impeded by projected cash 
        deficiencies resulting from delays in the receipt of grants, 
        dedicated income, or other similar receivables, and when the 
        deficiencies would be corrected within the budget period 
        involved, the commissioner of finance may use general fund level 
        cash reserves to meet cash demands.  If funds are transferred 
        from the general fund to meet cash flow needs, the cash flow 
        transfers must be returned to the general fund as soon as 
        sufficient cash balances are available in the account to which 
        the transfer was made.  Any interest earned on general fund cash 
        flow transfers accrues to the general fund and not to the 
        accounts or funds to which the transfer was made.  The 
        commissioner may advance general fund cash reserves to 
        nongeneral fund accounts where the receipts from other 
        governmental units cannot be collected within the budget period. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.133, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PAYROLL DIRECT DEPOSIT AND DEDUCTIONS.] An 
        agency head in the executive, judicial, and legislative branch 
        shall, upon written request signed by an employee, directly 
        deposit all or part of an employee's pay in any to those credit 
        union unions or financial institution institutions, as defined 
        in section 47.015, designated by the employee.  
           An agency head may, upon written request of an employee, 
        deduct from the pay of the employee a requested amount to be 
        paid to the Minnesota Benefit Association, or to any 
        organization contemplated by section 179A.06, of which the 
        employee is a member, or to a company that has contracted to 
        insure the employee for the medical costs of cancer or intensive 
        care.  If an employee is a member of or has accounts more than 
        one account with more than one credit union or financial 
        institution the Minnesota Benefit Association or more than one 
        organization under section 179A.06, or is insured by more than 
        one company, only one credit union or financial institution may 
        be paid money by direct deposit, and one credit union, only the 
        Minnesota Benefit Association and one organization, and one 
        company as defined under section 179A.06, may be paid money by 
        payroll deduction from the employee's pay.  
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.14, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [SPENDING PLAN.] An appropriation to an agency 
        may not be made available for spending in the next allotment 
        period until the agency has submitted met all the requirements 
        related to the policies and procedures of the Minnesota 
        accounting and procurement system.  A spending plan shall be 
        submitted by July 31 to the commissioner on the commissioner's 
        form with.  The spending plan must certify that:  the amount 
        required for each activity and each is accurate and is 
        consistent with legislative intent; revenue estimates are 
        reasonable; and the plan is structurally balanced, with all 
        legal restrictions on spending having been met for the purpose 
        for which money is to be spent.  The spending plan must also be 
        approved or modified by the commissioner and funds allotted for 
        the plan before the money is made available. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.17, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [DIRECT DEPOSIT.] Notwithstanding section 
        177.23, the commissioner may require direct deposit for all 
        state employees who are being paid by the state payroll system. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.40, is 
        amended to read: 
           16A.40 [WARRANTS AND ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS.] 
           Money must not be paid out of the state treasury except 
        upon the warrant of the commissioner or an electronic fund 
        transfer approved by the commissioner.  Warrants must be drawn 
        on printed blanks that are in numerical order.  The commissioner 
        shall enter, in numerical order in a warrant register, the 
        number, amount, date, and payee for every warrant issued. 
           The commissioner may require payees receiving more than ten 
        payments or $10,000 per year must to supply the commissioner 
        with their bank routing information to enable the payments to be 
        made through an electronic fund transfer. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.46, is 
        amended to read: 
           16A.46 [LOST OR DESTROYED WARRANT DUPLICATE; INDEMNITY.] 
           The commissioner may issue a duplicate of an unpaid warrant 
        to an owner if the loss or destruction of an unpaid warrant 
        is owner certifies that the original was lost or destroyed.  The 
        commissioner may require certification be documented by 
        affidavit.  When the duplicate is issued, the original is void.  
        The commissioner may require an indemnity bond from the 
        applicant to the state for double the amount of the warrant for 
        anyone damaged by the issuance of the duplicate.  The 
        commissioner may refuse to issue a duplicate of an unpaid state 
        warrant.  If the commissioner acts in good faith the 
        commissioner is not liable, whether the application is granted 
        or denied.  For an unpaid refund or rebate issued under a tax 
        law administered by the commissioner of revenue that has been 
        lost or destroyed, an affidavit is not required for the 
        commissioner to issue a duplicate if the duplicate is issued to 
        the same name and social security number as the original warrant 
        and that information is verified on a tax return filed by the 
        recipient. 
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.501, is 
        amended to read: 
           16A.501 [REPORT ON EXPENDITURE OF BOND PROCEEDS.] 
           The commissioner of finance must report annually to the 
        legislature on the degree to which entities receiving 
        appropriations for capital projects in previous omnibus capital 
        improvement acts have encumbered or expended that money.  The 
        report must be submitted to the chairs of the house of 
        representatives ways and means committee and the senate finance 
        committee by February January 1 of each year. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.642, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [REPORTS.] (a) The commissioner of finance 
        shall report to the chairs of the senate committee on finance 
        and the house of representatives committees on ways and means 
        and on capital investment by February January 1 of each 
        odd-numbered year on the following: 
           (1) all laws authorizing the issuance of state bonds or 
        appropriating general fund money for state or local government 
        capital investment projects enacted more than four years before 
        February January 1 of that odd-numbered year; the projects 
        authorized to be acquired and constructed for which less than 
        100 percent of the authorized total cost has been expended, 
        encumbered, or otherwise obligated; the cost of contracts to be 
        let in accordance with existing plans and specifications shall 
        be considered expended for this report; and the amount of 
        general fund money appropriated but not spent or otherwise 
        obligated, and the amount of bonds not issued and bond proceeds 
        held but not previously expended, encumbered, or otherwise 
        obligated for these projects; and 
           (2) all laws authorizing the issuance of state bonds or 
        appropriating general fund money for state or local government 
        capital programs or projects other than those described in 
        clause (1), enacted more than four years before February January 
        1 of that odd-numbered year; and the amount of general fund 
        money appropriated but not spent or otherwise obligated, and the 
        amount of bonds not issued and bond proceeds held but not 
        previously expended, encumbered, or otherwise obligated for 
        these programs and projects. 
           (b) The commissioner shall also report on general fund 
        appropriations for capital projects, bond authorizations or bond 
        proceed balances that may be canceled because projects have been 
        canceled, completed, or otherwise concluded, or because the 
        purposes for which the money was appropriated or bonds were 
        authorized or issued have been canceled, completed, or otherwise 
        concluded.  The general fund appropriations, bond authorizations 
        or bond proceed balances that are unencumbered or otherwise not 
        obligated that are reported by the commissioner under this 
        subdivision are canceled, effective July 1 of the year of the 
        report, unless specifically reauthorized by act of the 
        legislature. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16D.09, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERALLY.] When a debt is determined by a 
        state agency to be uncollectible, the debt may be written off by 
        the state agency from the state agency's financial accounting 
        records and no longer recognized as an account receivable for 
        financial reporting purposes.  A debt is considered to be 
        uncollectible when (1) all reasonable collection efforts have 
        been exhausted, (2) the cost of further collection action will 
        exceed the amount recoverable, (3) the debt is legally without 
        merit or cannot be substantiated by evidence, (4) the debtor 
        cannot be located, (5) the available assets or income, current 
        or anticipated, that may be available for payment of the debt 
        are insufficient, (6) the debt has been discharged in 
        bankruptcy, (7) the applicable statute of limitations for 
        collection of the debt has expired, or (8) it is not in the 
        public interest to pursue collection of the debt.  The 
        determination of the uncollectibility of a debt must be reported 
        by the state agency along with the basis for that decision as 
        part of its quarterly reports to the commissioner of finance.  
        Determining that the debt is uncollectible does not cancel the 
        legal obligation of the debtor to pay the debt, except in the 
        case of a debt related to a tax liability that is canceled by 
        the department of revenue.  
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16D.13, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORITY.] Unless otherwise provided by a 
        contract out of which the debt arises or, by state or federal 
        law, or by a written justification from an agency and approved 
        by the department of finance showing the costs of charging 
        interest exceed the benefit, a state agency shall charge simple 
        interest on debts owed to the state at the rate provided in 
        subdivision 2 if notice has been given in accordance with this 
        subdivision.  Interest charged under this section begins to 
        accrue on the 30th calendar day following the state agency's 
        first written demand for payment that includes notification to 
        the debtor that interest will begin to accrue on the debt in 
        accordance with this section. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16D.13, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [COMPUTATION.] Notwithstanding chapter 334, the 
        rate of interest is the rate determined by the state court 
        administrator under section 549.09, subdivision 1, paragraph (c) 
        established by the department of revenue under section 270.75. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 245.697, 
        subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2a.  [SUBCOMMITTEE ON CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH.] The 
        state advisory council on mental health (the "advisory council") 
        must have a subcommittee on children's mental health.  The 
        subcommittee must make recommendations to the advisory council 
        on policies, laws, regulations, and services relating to 
        children's mental health.  Members of the subcommittee must 
        include: 
           (1) the commissioners or designees of the commissioners of 
        the departments of human services, health, children, families, 
        and learning, state planning, finance, and corrections; 
           (2) the commissioner of commerce or a designee of the 
        commissioner who is knowledgeable about medical insurance 
        issues; 
           (3) at least one representative of an advocacy group for 
        children with emotional disturbances; 
           (4) providers of children's mental health services, 
        including at least one provider of services to preadolescent 
        children, one provider of services to adolescents, and one 
        hospital-based provider; 
           (5) parents of children who have emotional disturbances; 
           (6) a present or former consumer of adolescent mental 
        health services; 
           (7) educators currently working with emotionally disturbed 
        children; 
           (8) people knowledgeable about the needs of emotionally 
        disturbed children of minority races and cultures; 
           (9) people experienced in working with emotionally 
        disturbed children who have committed status offenses; 
           (10) members of the advisory council; 
           (11) one person from the local corrections department and 
        one representative of the Minnesota district judges association 
        juvenile committee; and 
           (12) county commissioners and social services agency 
        representatives. 
           The chair of the advisory council shall appoint 
        subcommittee members described in clauses (3) to (11) through 
        the process established in section 15.0597.  The chair shall 
        appoint members to ensure a geographical balance on the 
        subcommittee.  Terms, compensation, removal, and filling of 
        vacancies are governed by subdivision 1, except that terms of 
        subcommittee members who are also members of the advisory 
        council are coterminous with their terms on the advisory 
        council.  The subcommittee shall meet at the call of the 
        subcommittee chair who is elected by the subcommittee from among 
        its members.  The subcommittee expires with the expiration of 
        the advisory council. 
           Sec. 18.  [CARRYFORWARD.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, or 
        other law to the contrary, funds encumbered by the judicial or 
        executive branch for severance costs, unemployment compensation 
        costs, and health, dental, and life insurance continuation costs 
        resulting from state employee layoffs during the fiscal year 
        ending June 30, 2003, may be carried forward and may be spent 
        until January 1, 2004. 
           Sec. 19.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 16A.06, subdivision 10; 
        16A.131, subdivision 1; 16D.03, subdivision 3; and 16D.09, 
        subdivision 2, are repealed. 
           Sec. 20.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This article is effective July 1, 2003. 

                                   ARTICLE 2
                       TRANSFER OF STATE TREASURER DUTIES 
           Section 1.  [TRANSFER.] 
           All powers, responsibilities, and duties of the state 
        treasurer are transferred to the commissioner of finance under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039, except as otherwise 
        prescribed in this act and Laws 1998, chapter 387, and except 
        that Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039, subdivision 7, does not 
        apply to the state treasurer or deputy state treasurer. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 7.26, is amended 
        to read: 
           7.26 [DELIVERY OF DUPLICATES; BOND.] 
           Such duplicate obligation when executed shall be delivered 
        by the state treasurer commissioner of finance to the owner of 
        the original obligation, the owner's guardian, or the 
        representative of the owner's estate; provided, such owner, 
        guardian, or representative shall first file with the state 
        treasurer commissioner a bond in the full amount of such 
        obligation and unpaid interest to maturity, with sufficient 
        sureties, approved by the same authority as state depository 
        bonds, indemnifying the state against any loss thereon by reason 
        of the existence of the original obligation or any coupon 
        thereto attached, unless such bond is waived as hereinafter 
        provided; and, provided, such owner, guardian, or representative 
        shall furnish satisfactory proof to the state treasurer 
        commissioner that such original obligation and coupons have not 
        been found or presented for payment up to the time of such 
        delivery; and, if any thereof have been found or presented, 
        duplicates shall be delivered only of such as have not been 
        found or presented.  A record of the issuance and delivery of 
        each duplicate obligation and attached coupons shall be made by 
        the state treasurer and forthwith reported by the treasurer to 
        the commissioner of finance, who shall also make a record of the 
        same.  Such duplicate obligations and coupons, when issued and 
        delivered as hereinbefore provided shall have the same force and 
        effect as the originals.  
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.27, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [CHARGES, COMPENSATING BALANCES.] The 
        commissioner may, after consulting with the state treasurer, 
        agree that the treasurer may pay a depository a reasonable 
        charge from appropriated money, maintain appropriate 
        compensating balances with the depository, or purchase 
        non-interest-bearing certificates of deposit from the depository 
        for performing depository related services. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16A.626, is 
        amended to read: 
           16A.626 [ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS.] 
           (a) For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this 
        paragraph have the meaning given them.  "Agency" means a state 
        officer, employee, board, commission, authority, department, 
        entity, or organization of the executive branch of state 
        government.  "Government services transaction" means the conduct 
        of business between an agency and an individual or business 
        entity where the individual or business entity is paying a 
        license or permit fee or tax or purchasing goods or services. 
           (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rule, or 
        regulation to the contrary, an agency may accept credit cards, 
        charge cards, debit cards, or other method of electronic funds 
        transfer for payment in government services transactions, 
        including electronic transactions. 
           (c) The commissioner of finance, in consultation with the 
        state treasurer, shall contract with one or more entities for 
        the purpose of enabling agencies to accept and process credit 
        cards and other electronic financial transactions.  All agencies 
        shall process their credit card and other electronic financial 
        transactions through the contracts negotiated by the 
        commissioner of finance, unless the commissioner of finance 
        grants a waiver allowing an agency to negotiate its own contract 
        with an entity.  These contracts must be approved by the 
        commissioner of finance. 
           (d) Agencies that accept credit cards, charge cards, debit 
        cards, or other method of electronic funds transfer for payment 
        may impose a convenience fee to be added to each transaction, 
        except that the department of revenue shall not impose a fee 
        under this section on any payment of tax that is required by law 
        or rule to be made by electronic funds transfer.  The total 
        amount of such convenience fee must be equal to the transaction 
        fee charged by a processing contractor for such credit services 
        during the most recent collection period.  An agency imposing a 
        convenience fee must notify the person using the credit services 
        of the fee before the transaction is processed.  Fees collected 
        under this section are appropriated to the agency collecting the 
        fee for purposes of paying the processing contractor. 
           (e) A convenience fee imposed by an agency under this 
        section is in addition to any tax, fee, charge, or cost 
        otherwise imposed for a license, permit, tax, service, or good 
        provided by the agency. 
           (f) Credit card, charge card, debit card, or other method 
        of electronic funds transfer account numbers are nonpublic data 
        not on individuals as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 9, 
        or private data on individuals as defined in section 13.02, 
        subdivision 12. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 35.08, is amended 
        to read: 
           35.08 [KILLING OF DISEASED ANIMALS.] 
           If the board decides upon the killing of an animal affected 
        with tuberculosis, paratuberculosis, or brucellosis, it shall 
        notify the animal's owner or keeper of the decision.  If the 
        board, through its executive director, orders that an animal may 
        be transported for immediate slaughter to any abattoir where the 
        meat inspection division of the United States Department of 
        Agriculture maintains inspection, or where the animal and plant 
        health inspection service of the United States Department of 
        Agriculture or the board establishes field postmortem 
        inspection, the owner must receive the value of the net salvage 
        of the carcass. 
           Before the animal is removed from the premises of the 
        owner, the representative or authorized agent of the board must 
        agree with the owner in writing as to the value of the animal.  
        In the absence of an agreement, three competent, disinterested 
        persons, one appointed by the board, one by the owner, and a 
        third by the first two, shall appraise the animal at its full 
        replacement cost taking into consideration the purpose and use 
        of the animal. 
           The appraisement made under this section must be in 
        writing, signed by the appraisers, and certified by the board to 
        the commissioner of finance, who shall draw a warrant on the 
        state treasurer for the amount due the owner. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 35.09, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [EMERGENCIES.] (a) When it is determined by the 
        board that it is necessary to eradicate any dangerous, 
        infectious, communicable disease among domestic animals in the 
        state, the presence of which constitutes an emergency declared 
        by resolution of the board, order of the governor, or by the 
        United States Department of Agriculture, the board may take 
        reasonable and necessary steps to suppress and eradicate the 
        disease.  The board may cooperate with the animal and plant 
        health inspection service of the United States Department of 
        Agriculture, federally recognized Indian tribes, state or local 
        government agencies, or any other private or public entity in 
        the suppression and eradication of the disease. 
           (b) When an emergency has been declared, the board may 
        appraise and destroy animals affected with, or which have been 
        exposed to the disease, or which are highly susceptible to 
        exposure to the disease because of proximity to diseased 
        animals, appraise and destroy personal property in order to 
        remove the infection and complete the cleaning and disinfection 
        of the premises, temporarily commandeer real property under 
        paragraph (c) for the purpose of disposing of animals, and do 
        any act and incur any other expense reasonably necessary to 
        suppress the disease.  
           (c) The governor, at the request of the board, may 
        temporarily commandeer agricultural or other suitable 
        nonresidential land under the provisions of chapter 12 to be 
        used for disposal of the destroyed animals when an emergency has 
        been declared by the governor under section 35.0661 and the 
        board determines that: 
           (1) the owner of destroyed animals lacks sufficient land to 
        properly dispose of the animals; 
           (2) the animals cannot be transported to other sites; 
           (3) no landowner within the appropriate area will consent 
        to voluntarily provide land for animal disposal; 
           (4) time pressures prevent formal condemnation procedures; 
        and 
           (5) other means of animal disposal are either impractical 
        or contrary to good disease control practices. 
        After the land has been used for animal disposal, possession 
        shall return to the owner or occupant.  Damages resulting from 
        the temporary taking shall be paid in the same amount and manner 
        as if the land had been temporarily condemned for other public 
        purposes. 
           (d) The board may accept, on behalf of the state, the rules 
        adopted by the animal and plant health inspection service of the 
        United States Department of Agriculture pertaining to the 
        disease, authorized under an act of Congress, or the portion of 
        the regulations deemed necessary, suitable, or applicable, and 
        cooperate with the animal and plant health inspection service of 
        the United States Department of Agriculture, in the enforcement 
        of those rules.  Alternatively, the board may follow the 
        procedure only as to quarantine, inspection, condemnation, 
        appraisal, compensation, destruction, burial of animals, 
        disinfection, or other acts the board considers reasonably 
        necessary for the suppression of the disease, as agreed upon and 
        adopted by the board and representatives or authorized agents of 
        the animal and plant health inspection service of the United 
        States Department of Agriculture.  
           (e) For the purpose of compensation under paragraph (f), 
        appraisals of animals or personal property destroyed in order to 
        remove the infection and complete the cleaning and disinfection 
        of premises where the animals are found, must be made by an 
        appraisal board consisting of a representative of the board, a 
        representative of the animal and plant health inspection service 
        of the United States Department of Agriculture, and the owner of 
        the animals or the owner's representative.  Notwithstanding any 
        law to the contrary, when, in the judgment of the board, 
        physical appraisal of the animals to be killed or personal 
        property to be destroyed poses a disease threat, appraisals may 
        be conducted after the animals are killed based on documents, 
        testimony, or other relevant evidence.  Appraisals must be in 
        writing and signed by the appraisers, and must be made at the 
        true market value of all animals and personal property 
        appraised, unless otherwise provided by applicable federal law 
        or regulation when compensation is paid by federal funds. 
           (f) Upon destruction of animals or personal property, or 
        temporary commandeering of real property, and burial or other 
        disposition of the carcasses of the animals in accordance with 
        the law and rules of the board and the animal and plant health 
        inspection service of the United States Department of 
        Agriculture, and the completion of the cleaning and disinfection 
        of the premises, the board shall certify the appraisal or the 
        condemnation award to the commissioner of finance, who shall 
        draw a warrant on the state treasurer for the proper amount 
        payable to the owner, excluding any compensation received by the 
        owner from other sources, from appropriations made available for 
        this purpose.  
           (g) No entity of any kind may begin or proceed with any 
        proceeding to collect a debt from the owner of animals or 
        personal property destroyed under this subdivision, until the 
        owner has received compensation under paragraph (d).  For 
        purposes of this paragraph, "proceeding to collect a debt" 
        includes foreclosure, repossession, garnishment, levy, contract 
        for deed cancellation, an action to obtain a court judgment, a 
        proceeding to collect real estate taxes or special assessments, 
        eviction, and any other in-court and out-of-court proceedings to 
        collect a debt.  The term does not include sending bills or 
        other routine communications to the owner.  If an entity refuses 
        to comply with this paragraph after being informed that the 
        owner qualifies for relief under this paragraph, the owner may 
        apply to the district court in the county in which the owner 
        resides for a court order directing the entity to comply with 
        this paragraph and to reimburse the owner for reasonable 
        attorney fees incurred in obtaining the court order.  This 
        paragraph does not affect the validity of a mortgage 
        foreclosure, contract for deed cancellation or other proceeding 
        involving the title to real property, unless the owner records 
        in the office of the county recorder, or files in the office of 
        the registrar of titles, prior to completion of the proceeding 
        to collect a debt, a certified copy of a court order, which 
        includes a legal description of the property, determining that 
        the owner qualifies for relief under this paragraph.  For 
        purposes of proceedings involving title to real property, the 
        court order must provide that it expires 90 days after the court 
        order was applied for, unless the court extends the court order 
        prior to that date for good cause shown.  A certified copy of 
        any extension of the court order must be recorded or filed in 
        order to affect the validity of a proceeding affecting the title 
        to real property.  For purposes of this paragraph, "completion 
        of a proceeding to collect a debt" means, in the case of a 
        mortgage foreclosure under chapter 580 or 581 or of a 
        foreclosure of any other lien on real property, the filing or 
        recording of the sheriff's certificate of sale; and, in the case 
        of a contract for deed cancellation under section 559.21, the 
        end of the cancellation period provided in that section. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 49.24, 
        subdivision 13, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 13.  [DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED DIVIDENDS.] Upon the 
        liquidation of any financial institution liquidated by the 
        commissioner as statutory liquidator, if any dividends or other 
        moneys set apart for the payment of claims remain unpaid, and 
        the places of residence of the owners thereof are unknown to the 
        commissioner, the commissioner may pay same into the state 
        treasury as hereinafter provided.  Whenever the commissioner 
        shall be satisfied that the process of liquidation should not be 
        further continued the commissioner may make and certify 
        triplicate lists of any such unclaimed dividends or other 
        moneys, specifying the name of each owner, the amount due, and 
        the last known address.  Upon one of such lists, to be retained 
        by the commissioner shall be endorsed the commissioner's order 
        that such unclaimed moneys be forthwith deposited in the state 
        treasury.  When so deposited, one of said lists shall be 
        delivered to the state treasurer and another to the commissioner 
        of finance and the commissioner shall retain in the 
        commissioner's office such records and proofs concerning said 
        claims as the commissioner may have, which shall thereafter 
        remain on file in the office.  The treasurer commissioner of 
        finance shall execute upon the list retained by the commissioner 
        a receipt for such money, which shall operate as a full 
        discharge of the commissioner on account of such claims.  At any 
        time within six years after such receipt, but not afterward, the 
        claimant may apply to the commissioner for the amount so 
        deposited for the claimant's benefit, and upon proof 
        satisfactory to the governor, the attorney general and the 
        commissioner, or to a majority of them, they shall give an order 
        to the commissioner of finance to issue a warrant upon the 
        treasurer for such amount, and such warrant shall thereupon be 
        issued.  If no such claim be presented within six years, the 
        commissioner shall so note upon the commissioner's copy of said 
        list and certify the fact to the commissioner of finance and 
        treasurer who shall make like entries upon the commissioner of 
        finance's corresponding lists in their hands; and all further 
        claims to said money shall be barred.  Provided, that the state 
        treasurer commissioner of finance shall transfer to the 
        commissioner of commerce's liquidation fund created by this 
        section not to exceed 50 percent of the amount so turned over by 
        the commissioner, to be used to partially defray expenses in 
        connection with the liquidation of closed banks and the conduct 
        of the liquidation division, in such amounts and at such times 
        as the commissioner shall request. 
           There is hereby appropriated to the persons entitled to 
        such amounts, from such moneys in the state treasury not 
        otherwise appropriated, an amount sufficient to make such 
        payment.  
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 49.24, 
        subdivision 16, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 16.  [TRANSFERS TO LIQUIDATION FUND.] The following 
        moneys shall be transferred to and deposited in the commissioner 
        of commerce's liquidation fund: 
           (1) All moneys paid to the state treasurer commissioner of 
        finance by the commissioner out of funds of any financial 
        institution in the commissioner's hands as reimbursement for 
        services and expenses pursuant to the provisions of subdivision 
        7.  
           (2) All moneys in the possession of the commissioner set 
        aside for the purpose of meeting unforeseen and contingent 
        expenses incident to the liquidation of closed financial 
        institutions, which funds have been or shall be hereafter 
        established by withholding portions of final liquidating 
        dividends in such cases.  
           (3) All moneys which the commissioner shall request the 
        state treasurer commissioner of finance to transfer to such fund 
        pursuant to the provisions of subdivision 13.  
           (4) All moneys in the possession of the commissioner now 
        carried on the commissioner's books in "stamp account," 
        "suspense account," and "unclaimed deposit account."  
           (5) All moneys in the possession of the commissioner which 
        the commissioner may be authorized by order of any district 
        court having jurisdiction of any liquidation proceedings to 
        transfer to such fund, or to use for any of the purposes for 
        which the fund is established.  
           (6) All moneys in the possession of the commissioner 
        carried on the commissioner's books in the "unclaimed bonds 
        account."  At any time within one year after the effective date 
        of Laws 1945, chapter 128, or within six years after any bond 
        the proceeds of the sale of which constitute a portion of the 
        moneys in this paragraph referred to came into the possession of 
        the commissioner as liquidator of any financial institution, 
        whichever is later, any claimant thereto may apply to the 
        commissioner for the proceeds of the sale of such bond, and, 
        upon proof satisfactory to the governor, the attorney general, 
        and the commissioner, or a majority of them, they shall give an 
        order to the commissioner of finance to issue a warrant upon the 
        treasurer for such amount, without interest, and such warrant 
        shall thereupon be issued and the amount thereof paid out of the 
        commissioner of commerce's liquidation fund.  If no such claim 
        be presented within such period, all further claims to the 
        proceeds of any such bond shall be barred.  
           (7) All sums which the commissioner may receive from the 
        sale of personal property of liquidated financial institutions 
        where the final dividend has been paid and no disposition of 
        said property made by any order of the court, and the proceeds 
        of sales of any personal property used by the liquidation 
        division which have been purchased with funds of financial 
        institutions in liquidation.  
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84A.11, is 
        amended to read: 
           84A.11 [WHEN BONDS PAID IN PART BY COUNTIES.] 
           A county containing a portion of the preserve may 
        voluntarily assume, in the manner specified in this section, the 
        obligation to pay a portion of the principal and interest of the 
        bonds issued before April 19, 1929, and remaining unpaid at 
        maturity, of any school district or town in the county and 
        wholly or partly within the preserve.  The portion must bear the 
        same proportion to the whole of the unpaid principal and 
        interest as the 1928 assessed valuation of lands then acquired 
        by the state under sections 84A.01 to 84A.11 in that school 
        district or town bears to the total 1928 assessed valuation of 
        the school district or town. 
           This assumption must be evidenced by a resolution of the 
        county board.  A copy of the resolution must be certified to the 
        commissioner of finance within one year after the passage of 
        sections 84A.01 to 84A.11. 
           After that time, if any bonds remain unpaid at maturity, 
        the county board shall, upon demand of the governing body of the 
        school district or town or of a bondholder, provide for the 
        payment of the portion assumed.  The county board shall levy 
        general taxes on all the taxable property of the county for that 
        purpose, or shall issue its bonds to raise the sum needed 
        conforming to law respecting the issuance of county refunding 
        bonds.  The proceeds of these taxes or bonds must be paid by the 
        county treasurer to the treasurers of the respective school 
        districts or towns.  
           If a county fails to adopt and certify this resolution, the 
        commissioner of finance shall withhold from the payments to be 
        made to the county, under section 84A.04, a sum equal to that 
        portion of the principal and interest of these outstanding bonds 
        that bears the same proportion to the whole principal and 
        interest as the 1928 assessed valuation of lands acquired by the 
        state within the preserve bears to the total 1928 assessed 
        valuation of the school district or town.  The money withheld 
        must be set aside in the state treasury and not paid to the 
        county until the full principal and interest of these school 
        district and town bonds is paid.  
           If any bonds remain unpaid at maturity, upon the demand of 
        the governing body of the school district or town, or a 
        bondholder, the commissioner of finance shall issue to the 
        treasurer of the school district or town a warrant on the state 
        treasurer for that portion of the past due principal and 
        interest computed as in the case of the county liability 
        authorized to be voluntarily assumed.  Money received by a 
        school district or town under this section must be applied to 
        the payment of these past due bonds and interest.  
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84A.23, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [DRAINAGE DITCH BONDS; REPORTS.] (a) Immediately 
        after a project is approved and accepted and then after each 
        distribution of the tax collections on the June and November tax 
        settlements, the county auditor shall certify to the 
        commissioner of finance the following information relating to 
        bonds issued to finance or refinance public drainage ditches 
        wholly or partly within the projects, and the collection of 
        assessments levied on account of the ditches: 
           (1) the amount of principal and interest to become due on 
        the bonds before the next tax settlement and distribution; 
           (2) the amount of money collected from the drainage 
        assessments and credited to the funds of the ditches; and 
           (3) the amount of the deficit in the ditch fund of the 
        county chargeable to the ditches.  
           (b) On approving the certificate, the commissioner of 
        finance shall draw a warrant on the state treasurer, payable out 
        of the fund pertaining to the project, for the amount of the 
        deficit in favor of the county.  
           (c) As to public drainage ditches wholly within a project, 
        the amount of money paid to or for the benefit of the county 
        under paragraph (b) must never exceed the principal and interest 
        of the bonds issued to finance or refinance the ditches 
        outstanding at the time of the passage and approval of sections 
        84A.20 to 84A.30, less money on hand in the county ditch fund to 
        the credit of the ditches.  The liabilities must be reduced from 
        time to time by the amount of all payments of assessments after 
        April 25, 1931, made by the owners of lands assessed before that 
        date for benefits on account of the ditches. 
           (d) As to public drainage ditches partly within and partly 
        outside a project, the amount paid from the fund pertaining to 
        the project to or for the benefit of the county must never 
        exceed a certain percentage of bonds issued to finance and 
        refinance the ditches so outstanding, less money on hand in the 
        county ditch fund to the credit of the ditches on April 25, 
        1931.  The percentage must bear the same proportion to the whole 
        amount of these bonds as the original benefits assessed against 
        lands within the project bear to the original total benefits 
        assessed to the entire system of the ditches.  This liability 
        shall be reduced from time to time by the payments of all 
        assessments extended after April 25, 1931, made by the owners of 
        lands within the project of assessments for benefits assessed 
        before that date on account of a ditch.  
           (e) The commissioner of finance may provide and prescribe 
        forms for reports required by sections 84A.20 to 84A.30 and 
        require any additional information from county officials that 
        the commissioner of finance considers necessary for the proper 
        administration of sections 84A.20 to 84A.30.  
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84A.33, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [DITCH BONDS; FUNDS; PAYMENTS TO COUNTIES.] (a) 
        Upon the approval and acceptance of a project and after each 
        distribution of the tax collections for the June and November 
        tax settlements, the county auditor shall certify to the 
        commissioner of finance the following information about bonds 
        issued to finance or refinance public drainage ditches wholly or 
        partly within the projects, and the collection of assessments 
        levied for the ditches: 
           (1) the amount of principal and interest to become due on 
        the bonds before the next tax settlement and distribution; 
           (2) the amount of money collected from the drainage 
        assessments and credited to the funds of the ditches, not 
        already sent to the state treasurer commissioner of finance as 
        provided in sections 84A.31 to 84A.42; and 
           (3) the amount of the deficit in the ditch fund of the 
        county chargeable to the ditches.  
           (b) On approving this certificate of the county auditor, 
        the commissioner of finance shall draw a warrant on the state 
        treasurer, payable out of the fund provided for in sections 
        84A.31 to 84A.42, and send it to the county treasurer of the 
        county.  These funds must be credited to the proper ditch of the 
        county and placed in the ditch bond fund of the county, which is 
        created, and used only to pay the ditch bonded indebtedness of 
        the county assumed by the state under sections 84A.31 to 
        84A.42.  The total amount of warrants drawn must not exceed in 
        any one year the total amount of the deficit provided for under 
        this section.  
           (c) The state is subrogated to all title, right, interest, 
        or lien of the county in or on the lands so certified within 
        these projects.  
           (d) As to public drainage ditches wholly within a project, 
        the amount paid to, or for the benefit of, the county under this 
        subdivision must never exceed the principal and interest of the 
        bonds issued to finance or refinance a ditch outstanding on 
        April 22, 1933, less money on hand in the county ditch fund to 
        the credit of a ditch.  These liabilities must be reduced from 
        time to time by the amount of any payments of assessments 
        extended after April 22, 1933, made by the owners of lands 
        assessed before that date for benefits on account of the ditches.
           As to public drainage ditches partly within and partly 
        outside a project the amount paid from the fund pertaining to 
        the project to or for the benefit of the county must never 
        exceed a certain percentage of bonds issued to finance and 
        refinance a ditch so outstanding, less money on hand in the 
        county ditch fund to the credit of a ditch on April 22, 1932.  
        The percentage must bear the same proportion to the whole amount 
        of the bonds as the original benefits assessed against these 
        lands within the project bear to the original total benefits 
        assessed to the entire system for a ditch.  This liability must 
        be reduced from time to time by the payments of all assessments 
        extended after April 22, 1933, made by the owners of lands 
        within the project of assessments for benefits assessed before 
        that date on account of a ditch.  
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84A.40, is 
        amended to read: 
           84A.40 [COUNTY MAY ASSUME BONDS.] 
           Any county where a project or portion of it is located may 
        voluntarily assume, in the manner specified in this section, the 
        obligation to pay a portion of the principal and interest of the 
        bonds issued before the approval and acceptance of the project 
        and remaining unpaid at maturity, of any school district or town 
        in the county and wholly or partly within the project.  The 
        portion must bear the same proportion to the whole of the unpaid 
        principal and interest as the last net tax capacity, before the 
        acceptance of the project, of lands then acquired by the state 
        under sections 84A.31 to 84A.42 in the school districts or towns 
        bears to the total net tax capacity for the same year of the 
        school district or town.  This assumption must be evidenced by a 
        resolution of the county board of the county.  A copy of the 
        resolution must be certified to the commissioner of finance 
        within one year after the acceptance of the project. 
           Later, if any of the bonds remains unpaid at maturity, the 
        county board shall, upon demand of the governing body of the 
        school district or town or of a bondholder, provide for the 
        payment of the portion assumed.  The county shall levy general 
        taxes on all the taxable property of the county for that 
        purpose, or issue its bonds to raise the sum needed, conforming 
        to law respecting the issuance of county refunding bonds.  The 
        proceeds of taxes or bonds must be paid by the county treasurer 
        to the treasurer of the school district or town.  No payments 
        shall be made by the county to the school district or town until 
        the money in the treasury of the school district or town, 
        together with the money to be paid by the county, is sufficient 
        to pay in full each of the bonds as it becomes due.  
           If a county fails to adopt and certify the resolution, the 
        commissioner of finance shall withhold from the payments to be 
        made to the county under section 84A.32 a sum equal to that 
        portion of the principal and interest of the outstanding bonds 
        that bears the same proportion to the whole of the bonds as the 
        above determined net tax capacity of lands acquired by the state 
        within the project bears to the total net tax capacity for the 
        same year of the school district or town.  Money withheld from 
        the county must be set aside in the state treasury and not paid 
        to the county until the full principal and interest of the 
        school district and town bonds have been paid.  
           If any bonds remain unpaid at maturity, upon the demand of 
        the governing body of the school district or town, or a 
        bondholder, the commissioner of finance shall issue to the 
        treasurer of the school district or town a warrant on the state 
        treasurer for that portion of the past due principal and 
        interest computed as in the case of the county's liability 
        authorized in this section to be voluntarily assumed.  Money 
        received by a school district or town under this section must be 
        applied to the payment of past-due bonds and interest.  
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 85A.05, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ISSUANCE OF BONDS.] Upon request by resolution 
        of the Minnesota zoological board and upon authorization as 
        provided in subdivision 1 the commissioner of finance shall sell 
        and issue Minnesota zoological garden bonds in the aggregate 
        amount requested, upon sealed bids and upon such notice, at such 
        price, in such form and denominations, bearing interest at such 
        rate or rates, maturing in such amounts and on such dates, 
        without option of prepayment or subject to prepayment upon such 
        notice and at such times and prices, payable at such bank or 
        banks within or outside the state, with such provisions for 
        registration, conversion, and exchange and for the issuance of 
        notes in anticipation of the sale or delivery of definitive 
        bonds, and in accordance with such further rules, as the 
        commissioner of finance shall determine, subject to the approval 
        of the attorney general, but not subject to chapter 14, 
        including section 14.386.  The bonds shall be executed by the 
        commissioner of finance and attested by the state treasurer 
        under their official seals seal.  The signatures of the officers 
        signature on the bonds and any appurtenant interest coupons and 
        their seals the seal may be printed, lithographed, engraved, or 
        stamped thereon, except that each bond shall be authenticated by 
        the manual signature on its face of one of the officers the 
        commissioner of finance or of an officer of a bank designated by 
        them as authenticating agent.  The commissioner of finance shall 
        ascertain and certify to the purchasers of the bonds the 
        performance and existence of all acts, conditions, and things 
        necessary to make them valid and binding general obligations of 
        the state of Minnesota, subject to the approval of the attorney 
        general.  
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.53, is 
        amended to read: 
           94.53 [WARRANT TO COUNTY TREASURERS; FEDERAL LOANS TO 
        COUNTIES.] 
           It shall be the duty of the commissioner of finance to 
        transmit warrants on the state treasury to the county treasurers 
        of the respective counties for the sum that may be due in 
        accordance with sections 94.52 to 94.54, which sum or sums are 
        hereby appropriated out of the state treasury from the amounts 
        received from the United States government pursuant to the 
        aforesaid act of Congress.  The commissioner of finance, upon 
        being notified by the federal government or any agencies thereof 
        that a loan has been made to any such county the repayment of 
        which is to be made from such fund, is authorized to transmit a 
        warrant or warrants on the state treasurer to the federal 
        government or any agency thereof sufficient to repay such loan 
        out of any money apportioned or due to such county under the 
        provisions of such act of Congress, approved May 23, 1908 
        (Statutes at Large, volume 35, page 260).  
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 115A.58, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ISSUANCE OF BONDS.] Upon request by the director 
        and upon authorization as provided in subdivision 1, the 
        commissioner of finance shall sell Minnesota state waste 
        management bonds.  The bonds shall be in the aggregate amount 
        requested, and sold upon sealed bids upon the notice, at the 
        price in the form and denominations, bearing interest at the 
        rate or rates, maturing in the amounts and on the dates (with or 
        without option of prepayment upon notice and at specified times 
        and prices), payable at a bank or banks within or outside the 
        state (with provisions, if any, for registration, conversion, 
        and exchange and for the issuance of temporary bonds or notes in 
        anticipation of the sale or delivery of definitive bonds), and 
        in accordance with further provisions as the commissioner of 
        finance shall determine, subject to the approval of the attorney 
        general, but not subject to chapter 14, including section 
        14.386.  The bonds shall be executed by the commissioner of 
        finance and attested by the state treasurer under their official 
        seals seal.  The signatures of the officers signature on the 
        bonds and any interest coupons and their seals the seal may be 
        printed, lithographed, engraved, stamped, or otherwise 
        reproduced thereon, except that each bond shall be authenticated 
        by the manual signature on its face of one of the officers the 
        commissioner of finance or of an authorized representative of a 
        bank designated by the commissioner of finance as registrar or 
        other authenticating agent.  The commissioner of finance shall 
        ascertain and certify to the purchasers of the bonds the 
        performance and existence of all acts, conditions, and things 
        necessary to make them valid and binding general obligations of 
        the state of Minnesota, subject to the approval of the attorney 
        general. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 116.16, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [DISBURSEMENTS.] Disbursements for the water 
        pollution control program shall be made by the state treasurer 
        upon order of the commissioner of finance at the times and in 
        the amounts requested by the agency or the Minnesota public 
        facilities authority in accordance with the applicable state and 
        federal law governing such disbursements; except that no 
        appropriation or loan of state funds for any project shall be 
        disbursed to any municipality until and unless the agency has by 
        resolution determined the total estimated cost of the project, 
        and ascertained that financing of the project is assured by: 
           (1) a grant to the municipality by an agency of the federal 
        government within the amount of funds then appropriated to that 
        agency and allocated by it to projects within the state; or 
           (2) a grant of funds appropriated by state law; or 
           (3) a loan authorized by state law; or 
           (4) the appropriation of proceeds of bonds or other funds 
        of the municipality to a fund for the construction of the 
        project; or 
           (5) any or all of the means referred to in clauses (1) to 
        (4); and 
           (6) an irrevocable undertaking, by resolution of the 
        governing body of the municipality, to use all funds so made 
        available exclusively for the construction of the project, and 
        to pay any additional amount by which the cost of the project 
        exceeds the estimate, by the appropriation to the construction 
        fund of additional municipal funds or the proceeds of additional 
        bonds to be issued by the municipality; and 
           (7) conformity of the project and of the loan or grant 
        application with the state water pollution control plan as 
        certified to the federal government and with all other 
        conditions under applicable state and federal law for a grant of 
        state or federal funds of the nature and in the amount involved. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 116.17, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ISSUANCE OF BONDS.] Upon request by resolution 
        of the agency and upon authorization as provided in subdivision 
        1 the commissioner of finance shall sell and issue Minnesota 
        state water pollution control bonds in the aggregate amount 
        requested, upon sealed bids and upon such notice, at such price, 
        in such form and denominations, bearing interest at a rate or 
        rates, maturing in amounts and on dates, with or without option 
        of prepayment upon notice and at specified times and prices, 
        payable at a bank or banks within or outside the state, with 
        provisions, if any, for registration, conversion, and exchange 
        and for the issuance of temporary bonds or notes in anticipation 
        of the sale or delivery of definitive bonds, and in accordance 
        with further provisions, as the commissioner of finance shall 
        determine, subject to the approval of the attorney general, but 
        not subject to chapter 14, including section 14.386.  The bonds 
        shall be executed by the commissioner of finance and attested by 
        the state treasurer under their official seals seal.  The 
        signatures signature of the officers commissioner on the bonds 
        and any appurtenant interest coupons and their seals the seal 
        may be printed, lithographed, engraved, stamped, or otherwise 
        reproduced thereon, except that each bond shall be authenticated 
        by the manual signature on its face of one of the officers the 
        commissioner or of an authorized representative of a bank 
        designated by the commissioner as registrar or other 
        authenticating agent.  The commissioner of finance shall 
        ascertain and certify to the purchasers of the bonds the 
        performance and existence of all acts, conditions, and things 
        necessary to make them valid and binding general obligations of 
        the state of Minnesota, subject to the approval of the attorney 
        general. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 122A.21, is 
        amended to read: 
           122A.21 [TEACHERS' AND ADMINISTRATORS' LICENSES; FEES.] 
           Each application for the issuance, renewal, or extension of 
        a license to teach must be accompanied by a processing fee in an 
        amount set by the board of teaching by rule.  Each application 
        for issuing, renewing, or extending the license of a school 
        administrator or supervisor must be accompanied by a processing 
        fee in the amount set by the board of teaching.  The processing 
        fee for a teacher's license and for the licenses of supervisory 
        personnel must be paid to the executive secretary of the 
        appropriate board.  The executive secretary of the board shall 
        deposit the fees with the state treasurer, as provided by law, 
        and report each month to the commissioner of finance the amount 
        of fees collected.  The fees as set by the board are 
        nonrefundable for applicants not qualifying for a license.  
        However, a fee must be refunded by the state treasurer 
        commissioner of finance in any case in which the applicant 
        already holds a valid unexpired license.  The board may waive or 
        reduce fees for applicants who apply at the same time for more 
        than one license. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 126C.72, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ISSUANCE AND SALE OF BONDS; COMMISSIONER OF 
        FINANCE.] Upon receipt of each such certification, subject to 
        authorization as provided in subdivision 4, the commissioner of 
        finance shall from time to time as needed issue and sell state 
        of Minnesota school loan bonds in the aggregate principal amount 
        stated in the commissioner's certificate, for the prompt and 
        full payment of which, with the interest thereon, the full 
        faith, credit, and taxing powers of the state are hereby 
        irrevocably pledged.  The commissioner of finance shall credit 
        the net proceeds of the sale of the bonds to the purposes for 
        which they are appropriated by section 126C.66, subdivision 1.  
        The bonds shall be issued and sold at such price, in such 
        manner, in such number of series, at such times, and in such 
        form and denominations, shall bear such dates of issue and of 
        maturity, either without option of prior redemption or subject 
        to prepayment upon such notice and at such times and prices, 
        shall bear interest at such rate or rates and payable at such 
        intervals, shall be payable at such bank or banks within or 
        without the state, with such provisions for registration, 
        conversion, and exchange, and for the issuance of notes in 
        anticipation of the sale and delivery of definitive bonds, and 
        in accordance with such further provisions as the commissioner 
        of finance shall determine subject to the limitations stated in 
        this subdivision (but not subject to chapter 14, including 
        section 14.386).  The maturity date must not be more than 20 
        years after the date of issue of any bond and the principal 
        amounts.  The due dates must conform as near as may be with the 
        commissioner's estimates of dates and amounts of payments to be 
        received on debt service and capital loans.  The bonds and any 
        interest coupons attached to them must be executed by the 
        commissioner of finance and attested by the state treasurer 
        under their official seals seal.  The signatures signature of 
        these officers the commissioner and their seals the seal may be 
        printed, lithographed, stamped, engraved, or otherwise 
        reproduced thereon.  Each bond must be authenticated by the 
        manual signature on its face of one of the officers commissioner 
        or a person authorized to sign on behalf of a bank or trust 
        company designated by the commissioner to act as registrar or 
        other authenticating agent.  The commissioner of finance is 
        authorized and directed to ascertain and certify to purchasers 
        of the bonds the performance and existence of all acts, 
        conditions, and things necessary to make them valid and binding 
        general obligations of the state of Minnesota in accordance with 
        their terms.  
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 127A.40, is 
        amended to read: 
           127A.40 [MANNER OF PAYMENT OF STATE AIDS.] 
           It shall be the duty of the commissioner to deliver to the 
        commissioner of finance a certificate for each district entitled 
        to receive state aid under the provisions of this chapter.  Upon 
        the receipt of such certificate, it shall be the duty of the 
        commissioner of finance to draw a warrant upon the state 
        treasurer in favor of the district for the amount shown by each 
        certificate to be due to the district.  The commissioner of 
        finance shall transmit such warrants to the district together 
        with a copy of the certificate prepared by the commissioner. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 161.05, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [CERTIFICATE.] Before the state treasurer 
        commissioner of finance shall make any such loan, the 
        commissioner shall file with the commissioner of finance and the 
        state treasurer a certificate showing the amount of 
        disbursements from the trunk highway fund which are to be repaid 
        to the state by the federal government.  
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 161.07, is 
        amended to read: 
           161.07 [MANNER OF PAYMENTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ABSTRACT FOR PAYMENT.] In all cases of 
        payments to be made as herein authorized by the commissioner out 
        of the trunk highway fund, the same shall be made in the 
        following manner.  The commissioner shall furnish verified 
        abstracts of the same, prepared in triplicate duplicate, one of 
        which shall be delivered to the commissioner of finance, one to 
        the state treasurer, and one to be retained by the commissioner 
        of transportation.  The abstract shall contain the name, 
        residence, and the amount due each claimant and designate the 
        contract or purpose for which the payment is made. 
           Subd. 2.  [PAYMENT.] The copy of the abstracts delivered to 
        the commissioner of finance shall be accompanied by the original 
        voucher or vouchers, together with the proof of claim for each 
        item included in such abstracts.  If there be sufficient money 
        in the proper fund, the commissioner of finance shall issue a 
        warrant upon the state treasurer for the gross amount shown by 
        such abstract.  The state treasurer commissioner of finance 
        shall deliver checks to the several persons entitled thereto as 
        shown by such abstracts, and shall preserve in the treasurer's 
        commissioner's office a record of each check and remittance 
        showing the date of each issue, the name of the payee, and any 
        other facts tending to evidence its payment. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 167.50, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ISSUANCE AND SALE.] The bonds shall be issued 
        and sold upon competitive bids after published notice.  The 
        bonds shall be issued and sold at the times and prices (not less 
        than par and accrued interest), in the form and denominations, 
        bearing interest at the rate or rates, maturing on dates, with 
        or without option of prior redemption upon notice and at 
        specified times and prices, payable at a bank or banks, within 
        or without the state, with provisions for registration, 
        conversion, and exchange and for the issuance of temporary bonds 
        or notes in anticipation of the sale and delivery of definitive 
        bonds, and in accordance with such further provisions, as the 
        commissioner of finance may determine, subject to the approval 
        of the attorney general (but not subject to the provisions of 
        chapter 14, including 14.386).  Each bond shall mature within 20 
        years from its date of issue and shall be executed by the 
        commissioner of finance and attested by the state treasurer 
        under their official seals seal.  The signatures signature of 
        these officers the commissioner on the face of and any interest 
        coupons appurtenant to any bond, and their seals the seal may be 
        printed, lithographed, stamped, engraved, or otherwise 
        reproduced thereon, provided that the signature of one of the 
        officers, or of an authorized representative of a corporate 
        registrar or other agent designated by the commissioner of 
        finance to authenticate the bonds, shall be manually subscribed 
        on the face of each bond.  
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 174.51, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SALE; GENERAL OBLIGATIONS.] The bonds shall be 
        sold upon sealed bids and upon notice, at a price, in form and 
        denominations, bearing interest at a rate or rates, maturing in 
        amounts and on dates, without option of prior redemption or 
        subject to prepayment upon notice and at times and prices, 
        payable at a bank or banks within or outside the state, with or 
        without provisions for registration, conversion, exchange, and 
        issuance of temporary bonds or notes in anticipation of the sale 
        or delivery of definitive bonds, and in accordance with further 
        provisions, as the commissioner of finance shall determine 
        subject to the approval of the attorney general, but not subject 
        to the provisions of chapter 14, including section 14.386.  Each 
        bond shall mature within 20 years from its date of issue and 
        shall be executed by the commissioner of finance and attested by 
        the state treasurer under their official seals seal.  The 
        signatures signature on the bonds and on any interest coupons 
        and the seals seal may be printed or otherwise reproduced, 
        except that each bond shall be authenticated by the manual 
        signature on its face of one of the officers the commissioner of 
        finance or of a person authorized to sign on behalf of a bank 
        designated by the commissioner of finance as registrar or other 
        authenticating agent.  The commissioner of finance shall 
        ascertain and certify to the purchasers of the bonds the 
        performance and existence of all acts, conditions, and things 
        necessary to make them valid and binding general obligations of 
        the state of Minnesota, subject to the approval of the attorney 
        general. 
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 176.181, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [COMPULSORY INSURANCE; SELF-INSURERS.] (1) Every 
        employer, except the state and its municipal subdivisions, 
        liable under this chapter to pay compensation shall insure 
        payment of compensation with some insurance carrier authorized 
        to insure workers' compensation liability in this state, or 
        obtain a written order from the commissioner of commerce 
        exempting the employer from insuring liability for compensation 
        and permitting self-insurance of the liability.  The terms, 
        conditions and requirements governing self-insurance shall be 
        established by the commissioner pursuant to chapter 14.  The 
        commissioner of commerce shall also adopt, pursuant to clause 
        (2)(c), rules permitting two or more employers, whether or not 
        they are in the same industry, to enter into agreements to pool 
        their liabilities under this chapter for the purpose of 
        qualifying as group self-insurers.  With the approval of the 
        commissioner of commerce, any employer may exclude medical, 
        chiropractic and hospital benefits as required by this chapter.  
        An employer conducting distinct operations at different 
        locations may either insure or self-insure the other portion of 
        operations as a distinct and separate risk.  An employer 
        desiring to be exempted from insuring liability for compensation 
        shall make application to the commissioner of commerce, showing 
        financial ability to pay the compensation, whereupon by written 
        order the commissioner of commerce, on deeming it proper, may 
        make an exemption.  An employer may establish financial ability 
        to pay compensation by providing financial statements of the 
        employer to the commissioner of commerce.  Upon ten days' 
        written notice the commissioner of commerce may revoke the order 
        granting an exemption, in which event the employer shall 
        immediately insure the liability.  As a condition for the 
        granting of an exemption the commissioner of commerce may 
        require the employer to furnish security the commissioner of 
        commerce considers sufficient to insure payment of all claims 
        under this chapter, consistent with subdivision 2b.  If the 
        required security is in the form of currency or negotiable 
        bonds, the commissioner of commerce shall deposit it with the 
        state treasurer commissioner of finance.  In the event of any 
        default upon the part of a self-insurer to abide by any final 
        order or decision of the commissioner of labor and industry 
        directing and awarding payment of compensation and benefits to 
        any employee or the dependents of any deceased employee, then 
        upon at least ten days' notice to the self-insurer, the 
        commissioner of commerce may by written order to the state 
        treasurer commissioner of finance require the 
        treasurer commissioner of finance to sell the pledged and 
        assigned securities or a part thereof necessary to pay the full 
        amount of any such claim or award with interest thereon.  This 
        authority to sell may be exercised from time to time to satisfy 
        any order or award of the commissioner of labor and industry or 
        any judgment obtained thereon.  When securities are sold the 
        money obtained shall be deposited in the state treasury to the 
        credit of the commissioner of commerce and awards made against 
        any such self-insurer by the commissioner of commerce shall be 
        paid to the persons entitled thereto by the state treasurer 
        commissioner of finance upon warrants prepared by the 
        commissioner of commerce and approved by the commissioner of 
        finance out of the proceeds of the sale of securities.  Where 
        the security is in the form of a surety bond or personal 
        guaranty the commissioner of commerce, at any time, upon at 
        least ten days' notice and opportunity to be heard, may require 
        the surety to pay the amount of the award, the payments to be 
        enforced in like manner as the award may be enforced. 
           (2)(a) No association, corporation, partnership, sole 
        proprietorship, trust or other business entity shall provide 
        services in the design, establishment or administration of a 
        group self-insurance plan under rules adopted pursuant to this 
        subdivision unless it is licensed, or exempt from licensure, 
        pursuant to section 60A.23, subdivision 8, to do so by the 
        commissioner of commerce.  An applicant for a license shall 
        state in writing the type of activities it seeks authorization 
        to engage in and the type of services it seeks authorization to 
        provide.  The license shall be granted only when the 
        commissioner of commerce is satisfied that the entity possesses 
        the necessary organization, background, expertise, and financial 
        integrity to supply the services sought to be offered.  The 
        commissioner of commerce may issue a license subject to 
        restrictions or limitations, including restrictions or 
        limitations on the type of services which may be supplied or the 
        activities which may be engaged in.  The license is for a 
        two-year period. 
           (b) To assure that group self-insurance plans are 
        financially solvent, administered in a fair and capable fashion, 
        and able to process claims and pay benefits in a prompt, fair 
        and equitable manner, entities licensed to engage in such 
        business are subject to supervision and examination by the 
        commissioner of commerce. 
           (c) To carry out the purposes of this subdivision, the 
        commissioner of commerce may promulgate administrative rules 
        pursuant to sections 14.001 to 14.69. These rules may: 
           (i) establish reporting requirements for administrators of 
        group self-insurance plans; 
           (ii) establish standards and guidelines consistent with 
        subdivision 2b to assure the adequacy of the financing and 
        administration of group self-insurance plans; 
           (iii) establish bonding requirements or other provisions 
        assuring the financial integrity of entities administering group 
        self-insurance plans; 
           (iv) establish standards, including but not limited to 
        minimum terms of membership in self-insurance plans, as 
        necessary to provide stability for those plans; 
           (v) establish standards or guidelines governing the 
        formation, operation, administration, and dissolution of 
        self-insurance plans; and 
           (vi) establish other reasonable requirements to further the 
        purposes of this subdivision.  
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 176.581, is 
        amended to read: 
           176.581 [PAYMENT TO STATE EMPLOYEES.] 
           Upon a warrant prepared by the commissioner of the 
        department of employee relations and approved by the 
        commissioner of finance, and in accordance with the terms of the 
        order awarding compensation, the state treasurer commissioner of 
        finance shall pay compensation to the employee or the employee's 
        dependent.  These payments shall be made from money appropriated 
        for this purpose. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 190.11, is 
        amended to read: 
           190.11 [CAMP GROUNDS AND MILITARY RESERVATIONS.] 
           The adjutant general shall have charge of the camp grounds 
        and military reservations of the state and shall be responsible 
        for the protection and safety thereof, and promulgate rules for 
        the maintenance of order thereon, for the enforcement of traffic 
        rules and for all other lawful rules as may be ordered for the 
        operation, care and preservation of existing facilities and 
        installations on all state military reservations.  
           The adjutant general shall keep in repair all state 
        buildings, and other improvements thereon, including water pipes 
        laid by the state on highways leading thereto and of all 
        military property connected with the grounds and may make such 
        further improvements thereon as the good of the service requires.
           Private property may be acquired by condemnation, upon the 
        application of the adjutant general, for camp ground, rifle 
        range, and other military purposes.  All damages, cost, and 
        expense incurred in condemning such property shall be paid by 
        the state treasurer commissioner of finance, upon certificate of 
        the adjutant general and warrant of the commissioner of finance, 
        from any unexpended balance of the military fund after meeting 
        the demands of the national guard.  
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 241.08, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  The chief executive officer of each 
        institution under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of 
        corrections shall have the care and custody of all money 
        belonging to inmates thereof which may come into the chief 
        executive officer's hands, keep accurate accounts thereof, and 
        pay them out under rules prescribed by law under section 243.23, 
        subdivision 3, or by the commissioner of corrections, taking 
        vouchers therefor.  All such money received by any officer or 
        employee shall be paid to the chief executive officer 
        forthwith.  Every such executive officer, at the close of each 
        month, or oftener if required by the commissioner, shall forward 
        to the commissioner a statement of the amount of all money so 
        received and the names of the inmates from whom received, 
        accompanied by a check for the amount, payable to the state 
        treasurer commissioner of finance.  On receipt of such 
        statement, the commissioner shall transmit the same to the 
        commissioner of finance, together with such check, who shall 
        deliver the same to the state treasurer.  Upon the payment of 
        such check, the amount shall be credited to a fund to be known 
        as "Correctional Inmates Fund," for the institution from which 
        the same was received.  All such funds shall be paid out by 
        the state treasurer commissioner of finance upon vouchers duly 
        approved by the commissioner of corrections as in other cases.  
        The commissioner may permit a contingent fund to remain in the 
        hands of the executive officer of any such institution from 
        which necessary expenditure may from time to time be made.  
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 241.10, is 
        amended to read: 
           241.10 [DISPOSAL OF FUNDS; CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS.] 
           Every officer and employee of the several institutions 
        under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of corrections shall 
        pay to the accounting officer thereof any funds in the officer's 
        or employee's hands belonging to the institution.  Every 
        accounting officer, at the close of each month or oftener, shall 
        forward to the commissioner of corrections a statement of the 
        amount and sources of all money received.  On receipt of such 
        the statement, the commissioner shall transmit the same to the 
        commissioner of finance, who shall deliver to the state 
        treasurer a draft upon the accounting officer for the same, 
        specifying the funds to which it is to be credited.  Upon 
        payment of such draft, the amount shall be so credited. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 241.13, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CONTINGENT ACCOUNT.] The commissioner of 
        corrections may permit a contingent account to remain in the 
        hands of the accounting officer of any such institution from 
        which expenditures may be made in case of actual emergency 
        requiring immediate payment to prevent loss or danger to the 
        institution or its inmates and for the purpose of paying 
        freight, purchasing produce, livestock and other commodities 
        requiring a cash settlement, and for the purpose of discounting 
        bills incurred, but in all cases subject to revision by the 
        commissioner of corrections.  An itemized statement of every 
        expenditure made during the month from such account shall be 
        submitted to the commissioner under rules established by the 
        commissioner.  If necessary, the commissioner shall make proper 
        requisition upon the commissioner of finance for a warrant upon 
        the state treasurer to secure the contingent account for each 
        institution. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 244.19, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [CERTIFICATE OF COUNTIES ENTITLED TO STATE AID.] 
        On or before January 1 of each year, until 1970 and on or before 
        April 1 thereafter, the commissioner of corrections shall 
        deliver to the commissioner of finance a certificate in 
        duplicate for each county of the state entitled to receive state 
        aid under the provisions of this section.  Upon the receipt of 
        such certificate, the commissioner of finance shall draw a 
        warrant upon the state treasurer in favor of the county 
        treasurer for the amount shown by each certificate to be due to 
        the county specified.  The commissioner of finance shall 
        transmit such warrant to the county treasurer together with a 
        copy of the certificate prepared by the commissioner of 
        corrections. 
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 246.15, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  The chief executive officer of each 
        institution under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of human 
        services shall have the care and custody of all money belonging 
        to inmates thereof which may come into the chief executive 
        officer's hands, keep accurate accounts thereof, and pay them 
        out under rules prescribed by law or by the commissioner of 
        human services, taking vouchers therefor.  All such money 
        received by any officer or employee shall be paid to the chief 
        executive officer forthwith.  Every such executive officer, at 
        the close of each month, or oftener if required by the 
        commissioner, shall forward to the commissioner a statement of 
        the amount of all money so received and the names of the inmates 
        from whom received, accompanied by a check for the amount, 
        payable to the state treasurer commissioner of finance.  On 
        receipt of such statement, the commissioner shall transmit the 
        same to the commissioner of finance, together with such check, 
        who shall deliver the same to the state treasurer.  Upon the 
        payment of such check, the amount shall be credited to a fund to 
        be known as "Inmates Fund," for the institution from which the 
        same was received.  All such funds shall be paid out by 
        the state treasurer commissioner of finance upon vouchers duly 
        approved by the commissioner of human services as in other 
        cases.  The commissioner may permit a contingent fund to remain 
        in the hands of the executive officer of any such institution 
        from which necessary expenditure may from time to time be made.  
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 246.18, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERALLY.] Except as provided in 
        subdivisions 2 and 4, every officer and employee of the several 
        institutions under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of human 
        services who has money belonging to an institution shall pay the 
        money to the accounting officer thereof.  Every accounting 
        officer, at the close of each month or oftener, shall forward to 
        the commissioner of human services a statement of the amount and 
        sources of all money received.  On receipt of such the 
        statement, the commissioner shall transmit the same to the 
        commissioner of finance, who shall deliver to the state 
        treasurer a draft upon the accounting officer for the same 
        specifying the funds to which it is to be credited.  Upon 
        payment of such draft, the amount shall be so credited.  
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 246.21, is 
        amended to read: 
           246.21 [CONTINGENT FUND.] 
           The commissioner of human services may permit a contingent 
        fund to remain in the hands of the accounting officer of any 
        such institution from which expenditures may be made in case of 
        actual emergency requiring immediate payment to prevent loss or 
        danger to the institution or its inmates and for the purpose of 
        paying freight, purchasing produce, livestock and other 
        commodities requiring a cash settlement, and for the purpose of 
        discounting bills incurred, but in all cases subject to revision 
        by the commissioner of human services.  An itemized statement of 
        every expenditure made during the month from such fund shall be 
        submitted to the commissioner under rules established by the 
        commissioner.  If necessary, the commissioner shall make proper 
        requisition upon the commissioner of finance for a warrant upon 
        the state treasurer to secure the contingent fund for each 
        institution.  
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 276.11, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERALLY.] As soon as practical after the 
        settlement day determined in section 276.09, the county 
        treasurer shall pay to the state treasurer commissioner of 
        finance or the treasurer of a town, city, school district, or 
        special district, on the warrant of the county auditor, all 
        receipts of taxes levied by the taxing district and deliver up 
        all orders and other evidences of indebtedness of the taxing 
        district, taking triplicate receipts for them.  The treasurer or 
        commissioner of finance shall file one of the receipts with the 
        county auditor, and shall return one by mail on the day of its 
        receipt to the clerk of the town, city, school district, or 
        special district to which payment was made.  The clerk shall 
        keep the receipt in the clerk's office.  Upon written request of 
        the taxing district, to the extent practicable, the county 
        treasurer shall make partial payments of amounts collected 
        periodically in advance of the next settlement and 
        distribution.  A statement prepared by the county treasurer must 
        accompany each payment.  It must state the years for which taxes 
        included in the payment were collected and, for each year, the 
        amount of the taxes and any penalties on the tax.  Upon written 
        request of a taxing district, except school districts, the 
        county treasurer shall pay at least 70 percent of the estimated 
        collection within 30 days after the settlement date determined 
        in section 276.09.  Within seven business days after the due 
        date, or 28 calendar days after the postmark date on the 
        envelopes containing real or personal property tax statements, 
        whichever is latest, the county treasurer shall pay to the 
        treasurer of the school districts 50 percent of the estimated 
        collections arising from taxes levied by and belonging to the 
        school district, unless the school district elects to receive 50 
        percent of the estimated collections arising from taxes levied 
        by and belonging to the school district after making a 
        proportionate reduction to reflect any loss in collections as 
        the result of any delay in mailing tax statements.  In that 
        case, 50 percent of those adjusted, estimated collections shall 
        be paid by the county treasurer to the treasurer of the school 
        district within seven business days of the due date.  The 
        remaining 50 percent of the estimated collections must be paid 
        to the treasurer of the school district within the next seven 
        business days of the later of the dates in the preceding 
        sentence, unless the school district elects to receive the 
        remainder of its estimated collections after a proportionate 
        reduction has been made to reflect any loss in collections as 
        the result of any delay in mailing tax statements.  In that 
        case, the remaining 50 percent of those adjusted, estimated 
        collections shall be paid by the county treasurer to the 
        treasurer of the school district within 14 days of the due 
        date.  The treasurer shall pay the balance of the amounts 
        collected to the state before June 30, or to a municipal 
        corporation or other body within 60 days after the settlement 
        date determined in section 276.09.  After 45 days interest at an 
        annual rate of eight percent accrues and must be paid to the 
        taxing district.  Interest must be paid upon appropriation from 
        the general revenue fund of the county.  If not paid, it may be 
        recovered by the taxing district, in a civil action. 
           Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 280.29, is 
        amended to read: 
           280.29 [PROCEEDS OF SALE, HOW DISTRIBUTED.] 
           The proceeds of any parcel of land so sold, to the amount 
        of taxes, penalties, interest, and costs charged thereon, shall 
        be distributed as provided by law for the distribution of the 
        like sums upon sales for delinquent taxes.  The portion thereof 
        due to the state shall be paid to the state treasurer upon the 
        draft of the commissioner of finance, and the excess, if any, 
        above the taxes, penalties, interest, and costs charged upon the 
        land, shall be included in such draft and be paid in like manner 
        for the benefit of the state.  If any parcel be sold for less 
        than the amount charged thereon, the state taxes shall first be 
        paid and the remainder, if any, distributed pro rata to the 
        several funds for which the taxes were levied.  
           Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 293.06, is 
        amended to read: 
           293.06 [CONSIDERATION AND DETERMINATION OF REPORT.] 
           Upon the receipt of the report provided for in section 
        293.03, the commissioner shall determine, from information 
        possessed or obtained, whether the same is correct or otherwise. 
        If found correct, the commissioner shall determine therefrom the 
        amount of tax due from such income or annuity recipient, and 
        shall record the amount thereof and shall make a certificate of 
        taxes due thereon from such person; and, on or before the first 
        day of May, of each year, file the same with the commissioner of 
        finance and a duplicate thereof with the state treasurer; and 
        the commissioner of revenue shall have power, in case the report 
        is deemed incorrect, to make findings as to the amount of such 
        taxes due after hearing upon notice to the person interested, 
        and the findings shall have the same effect as the determination 
        of the amount of such taxes upon a report made as hereinbefore 
        provided. 
           Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 299D.03, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [FINES AND FORFEITED BAIL MONEY.] (a) All fines 
        and forfeited bail money, from traffic and motor vehicle law 
        violations, collected from persons apprehended or arrested by 
        officers of the state patrol, shall be paid by the person or 
        officer collecting the fines, forfeited bail money or 
        installments thereof, on or before the tenth day after the last 
        day of the month in which these moneys were collected, to the 
        county treasurer of the county where the violation occurred.  
        Three-eighths of these receipts shall be credited to the general 
        revenue fund of the county, except that in a county in a 
        judicial district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (b), this three-eighths share must be transmitted to 
        the state treasurer commissioner of finance for deposit in the 
        state treasury and credited to the general fund.  The other 
        five-eighths of these receipts shall be transmitted by that 
        officer to the state treasurer commissioner of finance and must 
        be credited to the trunk highway fund.  If, however, the 
        violation occurs within a municipality and the city attorney 
        prosecutes the offense, and a plea of not guilty is entered, 
        one-third of the receipts shall be credited to the general 
        revenue fund of the county, one-third of the receipts shall be 
        paid to the municipality prosecuting the offense, and one-third 
        shall be transmitted to the state treasurer commissioner of 
        finance as provided in this subdivision.  All costs of 
        participation in a nationwide police communication system 
        chargeable to the state of Minnesota shall be paid from 
        appropriations for that purpose. 
           (b) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, all fines 
        and forfeited bail money from violations of statutes governing 
        the maximum weight of motor vehicles, collected from persons 
        apprehended or arrested by employees of the state of Minnesota, 
        by means of stationary or portable scales operated by these 
        employees, shall be paid by the person or officer collecting the 
        fines or forfeited bail money, on or before the tenth day after 
        the last day of the month in which the collections were made, to 
        the county treasurer of the county where the violation 
        occurred.  Five-eighths of these receipts shall be transmitted 
        by that officer to the state treasurer commissioner of finance 
        and shall be credited to the highway user tax distribution 
        fund.  Three-eighths of these receipts shall be credited to the 
        general revenue fund of the county, except that in a county in a 
        judicial district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (b), this three-eighths share must be transmitted to 
        the state treasurer commissioner of finance for deposit in the 
        state treasury and credited to the general fund. 
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 352.05, is 
        amended to read: 
           352.05 [STATE TREASURER COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE TO BE 
        TREASURER OF SYSTEM.] 
           The state treasurer commissioner of finance is ex officio 
        treasurer of the retirement funds of the system.  The general 
        bond to the state shall cover all liability for actions as 
        treasurer of these funds.  Funds of the system received by 
        the treasurer commissioner of finance must be set aside in the 
        state treasury to the credit of the proper fund.  The treasurer 
        commissioner of finance shall deliver to the director copies of 
        all payroll abstracts of the state together with the 
        commissioner of finance's warrants covering the deductions made 
        on these payroll abstracts for the retirement fund.  The 
        director shall have a list made of the commissioner of finance's 
        warrants.  These warrants must then be deposited with the state 
        treasurer to be credited to the retirement fund.  The treasurer 
        commissioner of finance shall pay out of this fund only on 
        warrants issued by the commissioner of finance, upon abstracts 
        signed by the director, or by the finance officer designated by 
        the director during the disability or the absence of the 
        director from the city of St. Paul, Minnesota.  Abstracts for 
        investments may be signed by the executive director of the state 
        board of investment.  
           Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 352B.03, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DUTIES OF TREASURER COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE.] 
        The state treasurer commissioner of finance is ex officio 
        treasurer of the state patrol retirement fund.  The treasurer's 
        commissioner of finance's general bond to the state covers all 
        liability for actions as treasurer of the fund. 
           All money of the fund received by the treasurer 
        commissioner of finance under this chapter must be set aside in 
        the state treasury and credited to the state patrol retirement 
        fund.  The treasurer commissioner of finance shall transmit, 
        monthly, to the director, a detailed statement showing all 
        credits to and disbursements from the fund.  The treasurer 
        commissioner of finance shall disburse money from the fund 
        only on warrants issued by the commissioner of finance upon 
        vouchers signed by the director.  
           Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 354.06, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [TREASURER COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE.] The state 
        treasurer commissioner of finance shall be ex officio treasurer 
        of the association and the treasurer's commissioner's general 
        bond to the state shall cover any liabilities for acts as 
        treasurer of the association.  The state treasurer commissioner 
        shall receive all moneys payable to the association and pay out 
        the same only on warrants issued by the commissioner of finance 
        upon forms signed by the executive director. 
           Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 354.52, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  The state treasurer commissioner of finance, the 
        several county treasurers, and the treasurers of the various 
        school districts and institutions to which the provisions of 
        this chapter apply shall be officially liable for the receipt, 
        handling, and disbursement of all moneys coming into their hands 
        belonging to the fund and the sureties on the official bonds of 
        each of these treasurers and the commissioner of finance shall 
        be liable for such moneys the same as for all other moneys 
        belonging to the school funds of this state.  
           Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 385.05, is 
        amended to read: 
           385.05 [RECEIPT AND PAYMENT OF MONEY.] 
           The county treasurer shall receive all moneys directed by 
        law to be paid to the treasurer and pay them out only on the 
        order of the proper authority.  All moneys belonging to the 
        county shall be paid out upon the order of the county board, 
        signed by the chair thereof, and attested by the county auditor, 
        or upon the warrant of the county auditor upon the presentation 
        to the auditor of the proper certificate of the person or 
        tribunal allowing the same, and not otherwise.  All moneys due 
        the state, arising from the collection of taxes or from other 
        sources, shall be paid upon the draft of the commissioner of 
        finance, drawn in favor of the state treasurer, and a duplicate 
        copy of the receipt for payment of such draft shall be forwarded 
        by the state treasurer commissioner of finance to the county 
        auditor, who shall preserve the same, and credit the county 
        treasurer with the amount thereof.  The county auditor shall 
        issue a warrant in favor of the state for the amount of such 
        draft and the county treasurer shall pay the warrant forthwith 
        without endorsement thereof by the state treasurer commissioner 
        of finance or other state official, and without expense to the 
        state for collection charges.  
           Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 475A.04, is 
        amended to read: 
           475A.04 [DEBT SERVICE DEFICIENCY LOANS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROCEDURE.] In the event that funds 
        sufficient to pay all of the principal and interest due on any 
        guaranteed bond are not in the hands of the municipal treasurer 
        or the paying agent at least 15 days before the due date, the 
        treasurer or agent shall report the amount of the deficiency to 
        the paying agent and the auditor who shall grant a loan to the 
        issuer in this amount and shall certify to the issuer, the 
        paying agent, and the auditor and treasurer of each county in 
        which property subject to taxation by the issuer is situated, 
        the amount of the loan and interest to accrue thereon to the due 
        date of the loan, and the commissioner of finance shall issue a 
        warrant for the principal amount and the state treasurer shall 
        remit it to the paying agent on or before the due date.  If the 
        municipal treasurer fails to deposit funds with the paying agent 
        sufficient to pay all principal and interest due on any 
        guaranteed bond on any date, without having previously given the 
        notice herein required, the paying agent may report the amount 
        of the deficiency to the commissioner of finance, who shall 
        forthwith grant a loan to the issuer for this amount plus 
        interest to accrue thereon for one month at the rate represented 
        by the coupons then due, and the loan shall be certified and 
        remitted as provided above.  The paying agent may advance its 
        own funds for the payment of any guaranteed bonds and interest 
        due for which it has not received sufficient funds from the 
        municipality, and may contract with the municipality to make 
        such advances, and shall be entitled to reimbursement therefor 
        from the proceeds of the loan, with interest at the rate 
        represented by the coupons due.  The issuing municipality shall 
        give a receipt to the commissioner of finance for the amount of 
        the loan and interest.  
           Subd. 2.  [DUE DATE; INTEREST; PREPAYMENT.] Each loan shall 
        become due on December 31 in the year following the year when a 
        tax is levied for its payment as provided in subdivision 3, and 
        shall bear interest from the date of its disbursement until 
        paid, at a rate determined by the commissioner of finance, not 
        less than the average annual rate payable on state municipal aid 
        bonds most recently issued before such disbursement, and in no 
        event less than 3-1/2 percent per annum.  Any loan may be 
        prepaid at any time with interest to the date of prepayment, by 
        remittance to the commissioner of finance, who shall deposit the 
        prepayment with the state treasurer to the credit of the 
        municipal bond guarantee fund and shall issue a receipt to the 
        municipality with a copy to the treasurer of each county in 
        which taxable property within the municipality is situated.  
        Interest on loans not prepaid shall be due at the same time as 
        principal.  
           Subd. 3.  [LEVY.] Before October 1 in each year the state 
        auditor shall certify to the county auditor and treasurer of 
        each county containing taxable property situated within any 
        municipality having an outstanding loan, and to the 
        municipality, the amount, if any, necessary to be levied to 
        produce the total amount of principal and interest to become due 
        in the next ensuing year on such loan plus the amount of any 
        guaranty fee unpaid.  After receipt of the certification each 
        county auditor, upon ascertaining the current year's net tax 
        capacity of all taxable property within the municipality which 
        is situated within that county, and upon ascertaining from the 
        county auditors of other counties the net tax capacity of any 
        such property situated within their counties, shall extend upon 
        the tax rolls an ad valorem tax upon all such property within 
        that county, in an amount equal to that proportion of the total 
        amount certified by the secretary which the net tax capacity of 
        such property bears to the net tax capacity of all taxable 
        property within the municipality.  
           Subd. 4.  [FIRST LIEN.] Each loan shall be a first lien and 
        charge on all collections of taxes levied on property by the 
        municipality to which the loan is granted, which are due and 
        payable on and after October 31 in the year in which the loan is 
        due.  Unless a receipt for the prepayment thereof has 
        theretofore been filed with the treasurer of each county in 
        which property taxable by the municipality to which the loan was 
        granted is situated, each such treasurer shall deduct from the 
        first such taxes to be distributed to the municipality the full 
        amount of the tax extended pursuant to subdivision 3, and shall 
        remit the same to the commissioner of finance, who shall deposit 
        the remittance with the state treasurer to the credit of the 
        municipal bond guaranty fund and shall issue a receipt to the 
        municipality with a copy to the county treasurer. 
           Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 475A.06, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [FORMALITIES.] The bonds shall be issued and sold 
        upon sealed bids and upon such notice, at such price, at such 
        times, in such form and denominations, bearing interest at such 
        rate or rates, maturing in such amounts and on such dates, 
        either without option of prepayment or subject to prepayment 
        upon such notice and at such times and prices, payable at such 
        bank or banks within or outside the state, with such provisions 
        for registration, conversion, and exchange and for the issuance 
        of notes in anticipation of the sale or delivery of definitive 
        bonds, and in accordance with such further rules, as the 
        commissioner of finance shall determine, subject to the approval 
        of the attorney general, but not subject to chapter 14, 
        including section 14.386.  The bonds shall be executed by the 
        commissioner of finance and attested by the state treasurer 
        under their official seals seal.  The signatures signature of 
        the officers commissioner on the bonds and any appurtenant 
        interest coupons and their seals the seal may be printed, 
        lithographed, engraved, or stamped thereon, except that each 
        bond shall be authenticated by the manual signature on its face 
        of one of the officers the commissioner or of an officer of a 
        bank designated by them as authenticating agent.  The 
        commissioner of finance shall ascertain and certify to the 
        purchasers of the bonds the performance and existence of all 
        acts, conditions, and things necessary to make them valid and 
        binding general obligations of the state of Minnesota, subject 
        to the approval of the attorney general.  
           Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 481.01, is 
        amended to read: 
           481.01 [BOARD OF LAW EXAMINERS; EXAMINATIONS; ALTERNATIVE 
        DISPUTE FEES.] 
           The supreme court shall, by rule from time to time, 
        prescribe the qualifications of all applicants for admission to 
        practice law in this state, and shall appoint a board of law 
        examiners, which shall be charged with the administration of the 
        rules and with the examination of all applicants for admission 
        to practice law.  The board shall consist of not less than 
        three, nor more than seven, attorneys at law, who shall be 
        appointed each for the term of three years and until a successor 
        qualifies.  The supreme court may fill any vacancy in the board 
        for the unexpired term and in its discretion may remove any 
        member of it.  The board shall have a seal and shall keep a 
        record of its proceedings, of all applications for admission to 
        practice, and of persons admitted to practice upon its 
        recommendation.  At least two times a year the board shall hold 
        examinations and report the result of them, with its 
        recommendations, to the supreme court.  Upon consideration of 
        the report, the supreme court shall enter an order in the case 
        of each person examined, directing the board to reject or to 
        issue to the person a certificate of admission to practice.  The 
        board shall have such officers as may, from time to time, be 
        prescribed and designated by the supreme court.  The fee for 
        examination shall be fixed, from time to time, by the supreme 
        court.  This fee, and any other fees which may be received 
        pursuant to any rules the supreme court adopts governing the 
        practice of law and court-related alternative dispute resolution 
        practices shall be paid to the state treasurer commissioner of 
        finance and shall constitute a special fund in the state 
        treasury which shall be exempt from section 16A.127.  The money 
        in this fund is appropriated annually to the supreme court for 
        the payment of compensation and expenses of the members of the 
        board of law examiners and for otherwise regulating the practice 
        of law.  The money in the fund shall never cancel.  Payments 
        from it shall be made by the state treasurer, upon warrants of 
        the commissioner of finance issued commissioner of finance upon 
        vouchers signed by one of the justices of the supreme court.  
        The members of the board shall have compensation and allowances 
        for expenses as may, from time to time, be fixed by the supreme 
        court. 
           Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 490.123, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [TREASURER COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE.] The state 
        treasurer commissioner of finance shall be ex officio treasurer 
        of the judges' retirement fund and the treasurer's 
        commissioner's general bond to the state shall be so conditioned 
        as to cover all liability for acting as treasurer of this fund.  
        All moneys received by the treasurer commissioner pursuant to 
        this section shall be set aside in the state treasury to the 
        credit of the judges' retirement fund.  The treasurer 
        commissioner shall transmit monthly to the executive director 
        described in section 352.03, subdivision 5, a detailed statement 
        of all amounts so received and credited to the fund.  
        The treasurer commissioner shall pay out the fund only on 
        warrants issued by the commissioner of finance, upon vouchers 
        signed by said executive director; provided that vouchers for 
        investment may be signed by the secretary of the state board of 
        investment. 
           Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 525.161, is 
        amended to read: 
           525.161 [NO SURVIVING SPOUSE OR KINDRED, NOTICES TO 
        ATTORNEY GENERAL.] 
           When it appears from the petition or application for 
        administration of the estate, or otherwise, in a proceeding in 
        the court that the intestate left surviving no spouse or 
        kindred, the court shall give notice of such fact and notice of 
        all subsequent proceedings in such estate to the attorney 
        general forthwith; and the attorney general shall protect the 
        interests of the state during the course of administration.  The 
        residue which escheats to the state shall be transmitted to the 
        attorney general.  All moneys, stocks, bonds, notes, mortgages 
        and other securities, and all other personal property so 
        escheated shall then be given into the custody of the state 
        treasurer, who shall notify the commissioner of finance thereof 
        and who shall immediately credit the moneys received to the 
        general fund.  The treasurer commissioner of finance shall hold 
        such stocks, bonds, notes, mortgages and other securities, and 
        all other personal property, subject to such investment, sale or 
        other disposition as the state board of investment may direct 
        pursuant to section 11A.04, clause (9).  The attorney general 
        shall immediately report to the state executive council all real 
        property received in the individual escheat, and any sale or 
        disposition of such real estate shall be made in accordance with 
        sections 94.09 to 94.16.  
           Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 525.841, is 
        amended to read: 
           525.841 [ESCHEAT RETURNED.] 
           In all such cases the commissioner of finance shall be 
        furnished with a certified copy of the court's order assigning 
        the escheated property to the persons entitled thereto, and upon 
        notification of payment of the estate tax, the commissioner of 
        finance shall draw a warrant on the state treasurer, or execute 
        a proper conveyance to the persons designated in such order.  In 
        the event any escheated property has been sold pursuant to 
        sections 11A.04, clause (9), and 11A.10, subdivision 2, or 94.09 
        to 94.16, then the warrant shall be for the appraised value as 
        established during the administration of the decedent's estate.  
        There is hereby annually appropriated from any moneys in the 
        state treasury not otherwise appropriated an amount sufficient 
        to make payment to all such designated persons.  No interest 
        shall be allowed on any amount paid to such persons.  
           Sec. 50.  [INSTRUCTION TO REVISOR.] 
           (a) The revisor shall delete "treasurer," "state 
        treasurer," and "treasurer-elect," and make necessary 
        grammatical changes in the following sections of Minnesota 
        Statutes:  3C.12, subdivision 2; 4.06; 8.02, subdivision 2; 
        8.05; 10.01; 15.16, subdivision 3; 16A.125, subdivision 5; 
        16B.05, subdivision 2; 43A.08, subdivisions 1 and 1a; 43A.18, 
        subdivision 4; 89.43; 116.16, subdivision 3; 116.17, subdivision 
        5; 117.135, subdivision 2; 126C.55, subdivision 3; 161.06, 
        subdivision 1; 167.51, subdivision 2; 174.51, subdivision 5; 
        204B.11, subdivision 1; 204D.10, subdivision 2; 209.01, 
        subdivision 2; 241.27, subdivision 4; 270.74; 272.68, 
        subdivision 1; 352.01, subdivision 3; 352B.01, subdivision 4; 
        352C.021, subdivision 2; 352D.02, subdivision 1; and 475A.06, 
        subdivision 5. 
           (b) The revisor shall delete "state treasurer," "state 
        treasurer's," "treasurer," and "treasurer's" where it refers to 
        the state treasurer, and substitute "commissioner of finance" 
        and "commissioner of finance's" respectively in the following 
        sections of Minnesota Statutes:  6.60; 7.06; 7.09; 7.10; 7.12, 
        subdivision 1; 7.19; 7.193; 7.20; 7.22; 7.24; 7.25; 7.27; 9.031; 
        11A.04; 11A.07, subdivision 4; 11A.10, subdivisions 1 and 4; 
        11A.15, subdivisions 3 and 5; 12.24, subdivision 2; 15.73, 
        subdivision 3; 16A.011, subdivision 15; 16A.126, subdivision 3; 
        16A.127, subdivision 7; 16A.13, subdivisions 1 and 2a; 16A.131, 
        subdivision 1; 16A.27, subdivisions 1 and 2; 16A.45, subdivision 
        1; 16A.672, subdivision 11; 31.15; 41B.17, subdivision 3; 
        46.041, subdivision 1; 46.34; 48A.03, subdivisions 2, 4, and 5; 
        49.24, subdivision 7; 51A.51, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3a; 52.06, 
        subdivision 1; 52.20, subdivision 5; 53.03, subdivisions 1 and 
        6; 56.02; 60B.47; 79.34, subdivision 1; 79A.04, subdivisions 5, 
        6, 7, and 10; 79A.071; 79A.15; 79A.24, subdivision 4; 79A.25, 
        subdivision 3; 82.24, subdivision 8; 82.34, subdivisions 1 and 
        5; 84.153; 84.415, subdivision 5; 84A.04, subdivisions 3 and 4; 
        84A.23, subdivision 3; 84A.33, subdivision 4; 85A.05, 
        subdivision 4; 90.173; 92.21, subdivision 1; 92.23; 92.24; 
        93.17; 93.20, subdivisions 7, 19, and 31; 94.346, subdivision 2; 
        97A.055, subdivision 2; 97A.065, subdivision 2; 103I.521; 
        115.77, subdivision 2; 115A.54, subdivision 3; 115A.58, 
        subdivision 4; 116.16, subdivision 8; 116.17, subdivision 4; 
        116J.64, subdivisions 6, 7, and 10; 116R.11, subdivision 2; 
        126C.68, subdivision 3; 126C.69, subdivision 14; 127A.09, 
        subdivision 3; 141.25, subdivision 5; 141.26, subdivision 3; 
        144.09; 144.10; 144.226, subdivision 4; 144.7022, subdivision 4; 
        149A.06, subdivision 4; 149A.20, subdivision 8; 149A.30, 
        subdivision 2; 149A.40, subdivision 8; 149A.50, subdivision 6; 
        149A.51, subdivision 7; 149A.97, subdivision 7; 161.04, 
        subdivision 2; 161.05, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, and 5; 161.081, 
        subdivision 2; 161.36, subdivision 5; 161.41, subdivision 3; 
        162.16; 163.051, subdivision 2; 168.33, subdivision 2; 168.67; 
        168C.11, subdivision 1; 169.781, subdivision 7; 174.50, 
        subdivision 3; 174.51, subdivision 4; 176.129, subdivisions 1, 
        7, and 8; 176.181, subdivision 5; 176.421, subdivision 4; 
        176.591, subdivisions 2 and 3; 193.23, subdivision 1; 214.13, 
        subdivision 1; 222.025; 223.17, subdivision 4; 231.17; 237.11; 
        240.10; 240.15, subdivision 6; 240.22; 241.09; 243.48, 
        subdivision 1; 245.4932, subdivision 4; 246.16; 246.18, 
        subdivision 2a; 246.41, subdivision 2; 246.51, subdivision 1; 
        248.07, subdivisions 8 and 12; 256.89; 256.90; 256.92; 256B.041, 
        subdivision 5; 256B.0625, subdivision 20; 256B.0945, subdivision 
        3; 256F.10, subdivision 10; 257.69, subdivision 2; 260B.331, 
        subdivision 6; 260C.331, subdivision 6; 270.45; 271.12; 273.02, 
        subdivision 6; 282.19; 282.226; 282.33, subdivision 1; 284.28, 
        subdivisions 8 and 9; 290.431; 290.432; 293.08; 293.09; 293.11; 
        296A.03, subdivision 5; 297E.02, subdivision 3; 298.39; 298.396; 
        299F.17, subdivision 1; 299F.60, subdivision 4; 300.19; 
        302A.771; 303.07, subdivision 1; 303.16, subdivision 2; 303.19, 
        subdivision 2; 303.25, subdivision 3; 317A.771; 322B.86; 
        325G.415; 332.15, subdivision 4; 332.30; 332.55; 340A.409, 
        subdivision 1; 340A.904, subdivision 2; 352.04, subdivision 4; 
        352B.02, subdivisions 1b and 1d; 353.05; 353B.06, subdivision 1; 
        354.07, subdivision 4; 357.021, subdivisions 1a, 2, 6, and 7; 
        357.022; 357.08; 360.017, subdivision 2; 385.20; 446A.085, 
        subdivision 3; 446A.16, subdivisions 1 and 2; 458A.03, 
        subdivision 3; 462A.17, subdivision 3; 462A.18; 469.177, 
        subdivision 11; 475A.06, subdivision 4; 480.058, subdivision 2; 
        480.175, subdivision 2; 485.018, subdivision 5; 487.31, 
        subdivision 1; 487.32, subdivision 3; 487.33, subdivision 5; 
        490.102, subdivision 6; 508.75; 508.77; 508.82, subdivision 1; 
        508A.22, subdivision 3; 508A.77; 508A.82, subdivision 1; 517.08, 
        subdivision 1c; 518.165, subdivision 3; 525.033; 563.01, 
        subdivisions 9 and 10; 574.261, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; 
        574.264, subdivision 1; 609.101, subdivisions 3 and 4; 611.20, 
        subdivisions 2 and 3; and 626.85, subdivisions 2 and 3.  
           (c) The revisor shall recodify Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
        7, into Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A. 
           (d) The revisor shall delete "state treasurer" where it 
        means the state treasurer of Minnesota and substitute 
        "commissioner of finance" in Minnesota Rules. 
           Sec. 51.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 7.21, is repealed. 
           Sec. 52.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 to 49 and 51 are effective the day following 
        final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 23, 2003 
           Signed by the governor May 27, 2003, 2:25 p.m.

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