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CHAPTER 150-H.F.No. 2105 An act relating to Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation; providing for the name of the agency; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 298.22, subdivision 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 298.22, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF IRON RANGE RESOURCES AND REHABILITATION.] (1) The Office of the Commissioner of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation is created. The governor shall appoint the commissioner of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation under section 15.06. (2) The commissioner may hold other positions or appointments that are not incompatible with duties as commissioner of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation. The commissioner may appoint a deputy commissioner. All expenses of the commissioner, including the payment of such assistance as may be necessary, must be paid out of the amounts appropriated by section 298.28. (3) When the commissioner determines that distress and unemployment exists or may exist in the future in any county by reason of the removal of natural resources or a possibly limited use of natural resources in the future and any resulting decrease in employment, the commissioner may use whatever amounts of the appropriation made to the commissioner of revenue in section 298.28 that are determined to be necessary and proper in the development of the remaining resources of the county and in the vocational training and rehabilitation of its residents, except that the amount needed to cover cost overruns awarded to a contractor by an arbitrator in relation to a contract awarded by the commissioner or in effect after July 1, 1985, is appropriated from the general fund. For the purposes of this section, "development of remaining resources" includes, but is not limited to, the promotion of tourism. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor March 30, 2004 Signed by the governor April 2, 2004, 12:47 p.m.