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                              CHAPTER 18-H.F.No. 3 
                  An act relating to appropriations; appropriating 
                  money, authorizing bonding, and transferring or 
                  canceling appropriations made for fiscal year 2003; 
                  making conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  2002, sections 16B.27, subdivision 3; 127A.45, 
                  subdivision 7a; Laws 2001, First Special Session 
                  chapter 9, article 17, section 10, subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 

                                   ARTICLE 1 
                                 TRANSPORTATION 
        Section 1.  [TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS AND TRANSFERS.] 
           The dollar amounts in the columns under "APPROPRIATION 
        CHANGE" are added to or, if shown in parentheses, are subtracted 
        from the appropriations in Laws 2001, First Special Session 
        chapter 8, as amended, or other law to the specified agencies.  
        The appropriations are from the general fund or other named fund 
        and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each 
        purpose.  The figure "2003" means that the addition to or 
        subtraction from the appropriations listed under the figure is 
        for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003. 
                                                               2003 
        TRANSFERS FROM OTHER FUNDS                         $ 15,000,000 
        CANCELLATIONS - GENERAL FUND                       (110,000,000)
        TRUNK HIGHWAY BOND PROCEEDS
        ACCOUNT - TRUNK HIGHWAY FUND                        110,110,000
                              APPROPRIATION CHANGE 
        Sec. 2.  TRANSPORTATION                             110,000,000 
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway bond proceeds account in the 
        trunk highway fund and is available for 
        expenditure beginning the day following 
        final enactment.  It is for the same 
        purposes as specified in Laws 2000, 
        chapter 479, article 1, section 2, 
        subdivision 3. 
        Of the general fund appropriation in 
        Laws 2000, chapter 479, article 1, 
        section 2, subdivision 3, $110,000,000 
        cancels to the general fund.  This 
        cancellation is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
        By June 30, 2003, the commissioner of 
        finance shall transfer $15,000,000 of 
        the cash balance in the state airports 
        fund established in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 360.017, to the general fund. 
        On July 1, 2007, the commissioner must 
        transfer $15,000,000 from the general 
        fund to the state airports fund. 
        Sec. 3.  BOND SALE EXPENSES                             110,000 
        To the commissioner of finance for bond 
        sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.641, subdivision 8.  This 
        appropriation is from the trunk highway 
        bond proceeds account in the trunk 
        highway fund. 
        Sec. 4.  BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION                     
        To provide the money appropriated in 
        this act from the trunk highway bond 
        proceeds account in the trunk highway 
        fund, the commissioner of finance shall 
        sell and issue bonds of the state in an 
        amount up to $110,110,000 in the 
        manner, upon the terms, and with the 
        effect prescribed by Minnesota 
        Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52, 
        and by the Minnesota Constitution, 
        article XIV, section 11, at the times 
        and in the amount requested by the 
        commissioner of transportation.  The 
        proceeds of the bonds, except accrued 
        interest and any premium received on 
        the sale of the bonds, must be credited 
        to the trunk highway bond proceeds 
        account in the trunk highway fund. 
           Sec. 5.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 to 4 are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 

                                   ARTICLE 2 
                                   TRANSFERS 
           Section 1.  [SELF LOAN RESERVE FUND TRANSFER.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [HESO TRANSFER.] Notwithstanding any law to 
        the contrary, by June 30, 2003, the higher education services 
        office shall transfer $30,000,000 of uncommitted balances in the 
        SELF loan reserve fund to the general fund.  This is a onetime 
        transfer. 
           Subd. 2.  [VOID PROVISION.] 2003 regular session S.F. No. 
        675, article 1, section 6, if enacted, has no effect.  
           Sec. 2.  [STATE-OPERATED SERVICES TRANSFER.] 
           The commissioner of human services shall transfer 
        $3,200,000 from the TBI enterprise, $1,000,000 from lease 
        income, and $500,000 from the ICF/MR depreciation accounts to 
        the general fund, effective the day following final enactment. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 

                                   ARTICLE 3 
                      E-12 EDUCATION FORECAST ADJUSTMENTS 
        Section 1.  [DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND LEARNING.] 
           The dollar amounts shown are added to or, if shown in 
        parentheses, are subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 
        2001, First Special Session chapter 6, as amended by Laws 2002, 
        chapter 220, and Laws 2002, chapter 374, or other law, and are 
        appropriated from the general fund to the department of 
        children, families, and learning for the purposes specified in 
        this article, to be available for the fiscal year indicated for 
        each purpose.  The figure "2003" used in this article means that 
        the appropriation or appropriations listed are available for the 
        fiscal year ending June 30, 2003. 
                                                               2003 
        APPROPRIATION ADJUSTMENTS                         $   8,742,000 
                                                   APPROPRIATION CHANGE
        Sec. 2.  APPROPRIATIONS; EARLY CHILDHOOD
        AND FAMILY EDUCATION 
        Subdivision 1.  Early Childhood Family 
        Education Aid                                          (520,000)
        Subd. 2.  MFIP Child Care                             6,817,000 
        Subd. 3.  Community Education Aid                       219,000 
        Subd. 4.  Adult Graduation Aid                         (149,000) 
        Sec. 3.  K-12 EDUCATION APPROPRIATION
        ADJUSTMENTS 
        Subdivision 1.  Referendum Tax 
        Base Replacement Aid                                    (98,000) 
        Subd. 2.  General and Supplemental 
        Education Aid                                         8,791,000 
        This change includes ($7,420,000) for 
        2002 and $16,211,000 for 2003. 
        Subd. 3.  Transportation Aid for 
        Enrollment Options                                      (35,000) 
        Subd. 4.  Nonpublic Pupil Aid                           437,000 
        Subd. 5.  Nonpublic Pupil Transportation               (679,000) 
        Subd. 6.  Consolidation Transition Aid                    5,000 
        Subd. 7.  Charter School Building 
        Lease Aid                                              (544,000) 
        Subd. 8.  Charter School Startup Grants                (181,000) 
        Subd. 9.  Charter School Integration Aid                 (5,000) 
        This reduction is for 2002. 
        Subd. 10.  Integration Aid                           (2,866,000) 
        Subd. 11.  Magnet School Startup Aid                    (96,000) 
        Subd. 12.  Interdistrict Desegregation 
        or Integration Transportation Grants                    169,000 
        Subd. 13.  Tribal Contract Schools                     (612,000) 
        Subd. 14.  Special Education Aid                     (1,630,000) 
        Subd. 15.  Aid for Children with a 
        Disability                                             (289,000) 
        Subd. 16.  Travel for Home-Based 
        Services                                                 48,000  
        Subd. 17.  Special Education Excess 
        Cost Aid                                               (491,000) 
        Subd. 18.  Litigation Costs for 
        Special Education                                       (40,000)
        Subd. 19.  Court-Placed Special 
        Education Revenue                                      (203,000) 
        Subd. 20.  Transition Programs; 
        Students With Disabilities                              (26,000) 
        Subd. 21.  Health and Safety Aid                       (480,000)
        Subd. 22.  Debt Service Aid                              19,000 
        Subd. 23.  School Breakfast                             100,000 
        Subd. 24.  Fast Break to Learning                     1,081,000 
           Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 to 3 are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 

                                   ARTICLE 4 
                 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FORECAST ADJUSTMENTS 
        Section 1.  [HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The dollar amounts shown in the columns marked 
        "APPROPRIATIONS" are added to or, if shown in parentheses, are 
        subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 2001, First Special 
        Session chapter 9, as amended by Laws 2002, chapter 220, and 
        Laws 2002, chapter 374, and are appropriated from the general 
        fund, or any other fund named, to the agencies and for the 
        purposes specified in this article, to be available for the 
        fiscal year indicated for each purpose.  The figure "2003" used 
        in this article means that the appropriation or appropriations 
        listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 
        30, 2003. 
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                                                               2003 
        General                                            $103,756,000
        Health Care Access                                   (1,492,000) 
        Federal TANF                                         20,419,000 
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                Ending June 30, 2003
        Sec. 2.  COMMISSIONER OF 
        HUMAN SERVICES
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                                      $128,203,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General                           109,276,000
        Health Care Access                 (1,492,000)
        Federal TANF                       20,419,000
        Subd. 2.  Administrative 
        Reimbursement/Pass-through                             1,180,000
        Subd. 3.  Basic Health Care 
        Grants 
        General                                              59,364,000
        Health Care Access                                   (1,492,000)
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each purpose are as 
        follows: 
        (a) MinnesotaCare Grants 
        Health Care Access                                   (1,492,000) 
        (b) MA Basic Health Care Grants - 
        Families and Children 
        General                                              14,708,000 
        (c) MA Basic Health Care Grants - 
        Elderly and Disabled 
        General                                              15,137,000 
        (d) General Assistance Medical Care 
        Grants 
        General                                              29,519,000 
        Subd. 4.  Continuing Care Grants 
        General                                              56,615,000 
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each purpose are as 
        follows: 
        (a) Medical Assistance Long-Term Care 
        Waivers and Home Care Grants 
        General                                              57,388,000 
        (b) Medical Assistance Long-Term Care 
        Facilities Grants 
        General                                                 678,000 
        (c) Group Residential Housing Grants 
        General                                              (1,451,000) 
        Subd. 5.  Economic Support Grants 
        General                                              (6,703,000)
        Federal TANF                                         19,239,000 
        The amounts that may be spent from the 
        appropriation for each purpose are as 
        follows: 
        (a) Assistance to Families Grants 
        General                                              (9,306,000) 
        Federal TANF                                         19,239,000 
        (b) General Assistance Grants 
        General                                               3,491,000 
        (c) Minnesota Supplemental Aid Grants 
        General                                                (888,000) 
        Sec. 3.  COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH
        Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation                  (5,520,000)
                      Summary by Fund
        General                                              (5,520,000) 
        Subd. 2.  Access and Quality Improvement             (5,520,000)
           Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 to 3 are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 

                                   ARTICLE 5
                                 MISCELLANEOUS
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 16B.27, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [COUNCIL.] The governor's residence council 
        consists of the following 19 members:  the commissioner; the 
        spouse or a designee of the governor; the executive director of 
        the Minnesota state arts board; the director of the Minnesota 
        historical society; a member of the senate appointed pursuant to 
        the rules of the senate; a member of the house of 
        representatives appointed pursuant to the rules of the house of 
        representatives; 13 persons appointed by the governor including 
        one in the field of higher education, one member of the American 
        Society of Interior Designers, Minnesota Chapter, one member of 
        the American Institute of Architects, Minnesota chapter, one 
        member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, 
        Minnesota Chapter, one member of the family that donated the 
        governor's residence to the state, if available, and eight 
        public members with four public members' terms being coterminous 
        with the governor who appoints them.  Members of the council 
        serve without compensation.  Membership terms, removal, and 
        filling of vacancies for members appointed by the governor are 
        governed by section 15.0575.  The council shall elect a chair 
        and a secretary from among its members.  The council expires on 
        June 30, 2003. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 127A.45, 
        subdivision 7a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7a.  [ADVANCE FINAL PAYMENT.] (a) Notwithstanding 
        subdivisions 3 and 7, a school district or a charter school 
        exceeding its expenditure limitations under section 123B.83 as 
        of June 30 of the prior fiscal year may receive a portion of its 
        final payment for the current fiscal year on June 20, if 
        requested by the district.  The amount paid under this 
        subdivision must not exceed the lesser of: 
           (1) seven percent of the district or charter school's 
        general education aid for the current fiscal year; or 
           (2) the amount by which the district or charter school's 
        net negative unreserved general fund balance as of June 30 of 
        the prior fiscal year exceeds 2.5 percent of the district or 
        charter school's expenditures for that fiscal year. 
           (b) The state total advance final payment under this 
        subdivision for any year must not exceed $17,500,000 $12,000,000.
        If the amount requested exceeds $17,500,000 $12,000,000, the 
        advance final payment for each eligible district must be reduced 
        proportionately. 
           Sec. 3.  Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 9, 
        article 17, section 10, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
        Subdivision 1.  Grants
        The commissioner of human services, 
        with the approval of the commissioner 
        of finance, and after notification of 
        the chair of the senate health, human 
        services and corrections budget 
        division and the chair of the house 
        health and human services finance 
        committee, may transfer unencumbered 
        appropriation balances for the biennium 
        ending June 30, 2003, within fiscal 
        years among the MFIP, MFIP child care 
        assistance under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 119B.05, general assistance, 
        general assistance medical care, 
        medical assistance, Minnesota 
        supplemental aid, and group residential 
        housing programs, and the entitlement 
        portion of the chemical dependency 
        consolidated treatment fund, and 
        between fiscal years of the biennium. 
           Sec. 4.  [BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS DEFICIENCY.] 
           $70,000 is transferred from the state government special 
        revenue fund under Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 10, 
        article 1, section 33, in fiscal year 2003 to the board of 
        chiropractic examiners to pay for contested case activity.  This 
        appropriation is available until September 30, 2003. 
           Sec. 5.  [BOARD ON JUDICIAL STANDARDS.] 
           $35,000 is appropriated from the general fund in fiscal 
        year 2003 to the board on judicial standards to fund costs of a 
        public hearing for a judge.  This appropriation is available 
        until expended. 
           Sec. 6.  [EFFECTIVE DATE OF MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 
        144.395.] 
           Notwithstanding the effective date in Laws 2002, chapters 
        220, article 14, section 12, and 374, article 8, section 8, the 
        amendments to Minnesota Statutes, section 144.395, subdivision 
        1, in Laws 2002, chapters 220, article 14, section 6, and 374, 
        article 8, section 3, are effective the day following final 
        enactment of this section. 
           Sec. 7.  [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. 8.  [FY 2003 APPROPRIATIONS CARRYFORWARD.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, or any 
        other law to the contrary, state agencies and constitutional 
        offices may carry forward unexpended and unencumbered nongrant 
        operating balances from fiscal year 2003 general fund 
        appropriations into fiscal year 2004 to offset general budget 
        reductions. 
           Sec. 9.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This article is effective the day following final enactment.

                                   ARTICLE 6
                     DUPLICATE APPROPRIATIONS AND TRANSFERS 
           Section 1.  [APPROPRIATE OR TRANSFER ONLY ONCE, IF 
        DUPLICATED.] 
           (a) Unless another act explicitly provides otherwise, the 
        appropriations and transfers in this act that are enumerated in 
        this paragraph must be implemented only once and not twice or 
        more often even if the provision or a similar provision with the 
        same fiscal effect in the same fiscal year is included in 
        another act: 
           (1) the appropriation of $110,000,000 from the trunk 
        highway bond proceeds account in article 1, section 2; 
           (2) the transfer of $15,000,000 from the state airports 
        fund in article 1, section 2; 
           (3) the transfer of $30,000,000 for the SELF loan reserve 
        in article 2, section 1; 
           (4) the transfer of $3,200,000 for the TBI enterprise 
        account in article 2, section 2; 
           (5) the transfer of $1,000,000 from the lease income 
        account in article 2, section 2; 
           (6) the transfer of $500,000 from the ICF/MR depreciation 
        account in article 2, section 2; 
           (7) the transfer of $70,000 from the state government 
        special revenue fund in article 5, section 3; and 
           (8) the appropriation of $35,000 from the general fund in 
        article 5, section 5.  
           (b) This section applies to laws enacted in the 2003 
        regular session or in a special session held before the 2004 
        regular session. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This article is effective the day following final enactment.
           Presented to the governor May 30, 2003 
           Signed by the governor June 12, 2003, 8:36 a.m.