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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. 
           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.