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CHAPTER 286-S.F.No. 2141 An act relating to education; modifying the membership of the Commission on National and Community Service; modifying program training; changing appropriation figures; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 124D.385, subdivision 2; 124D.42, subdivision 6; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 6, section 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 124D.41; 124D.42, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, 7; 124D.43; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 124D.42, subdivision 3. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 124D.385, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [MEMBERSHIP.] (a) The commission consists of
1825 voting members. Voting members shall include the commissioner of education , a representative of the Children's Cabinet elected by the members of the Children's Cabinet, and the executive director of the Higher Education Services Office. (b) The governor shall appoint 15nine additional voting members . Eight of the voting members appointed by the governor shallthat include a representative of public or nonprofitorganizations experienced in youth employmenteducation, development and training, organizations promoting adult service and volunteerism, community-based service agencies or organizations, local public or private sector labor unions, local governments, business, a national service or service learning program, andIndian tribes, and an individual between the ages of 16 and 25 who is a participant or supervisor in a program. The remaining seven15 voting members appointed by the governor shall include an individualindividuals with expertise in the educational, training, and development needs of youth, particularly disadvantaged youth; a youth or young adult who is a participant in a higher education-based service-learning program; a disabled individual representing persons with disabilities; a youth who is out-of-school or disadvantaged; an educator of primary or secondary students; an educator from a higher education institution; and an individual between the ages of 16 and 25 who is a participant or supervisor in a youth service programmanagement and operations of a nonprofit organization, including individuals with expertise in public relations, finance, and development. (c) The governor shall appoint up to five ex officio nonvoting members from among the following agencies or organizations: the Departments of Economic Security, Natural Resources, Human Services, Health, Corrections, Agriculture, Public Safety, Finance, and Labor and Industry, the Housing Finance Agency, and Minnesota Technology, Incappropriate state agencies. A representative of the Corporation for National and Community Service shall also serve as an ex officio nonvoting member. (d) Voting and ex officio nonvoting members may appoint designees to act on their behalf. The number of voting members who are state employees shall not exceed 25 percent. (e) The governor shall ensure that, to the extent possible, the membership of the commission is balanced according to geography, race, ethnicity, age, and gender. The speaker of the house and the majority leader of the senate shall each appoint two legislators to be nonvoting members of the commission. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 124D.42, subdivision 6, is amended to read: Subd. 6. [PROGRAM TRAINING.] (a)The commission must, within available resources , ensure an opportunity for each participant to have three weeks of training in a residential setting. If offered, each training session must: (1) orient each participantgrantee organization in the nature, philosophy, and purpose of the program; (2) build an ethic of community service through general community service training; and (3) provide additional training as it determines necessary, which may include training in evaluating early literacy skills and teaching reading to preschool children through the St. Croix River Education District under Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 6, article 2, section 70, to assist local Head Start organizations in establishing and evaluating Head Start programs for developing children's early literacy skills. (b) Each grantee organization shall also train participants in skills relevant to the community service opportunity.Sec. 3. Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 6, section 4, is amended to read: Sec. 4. [APPROPRIATIONS.] Subdivision 1. [DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.] The sums indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the department of education for the fiscal years designated. Subd. 2. [BASIC SYSTEM SUPPORT.] For basic system support grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355: $8,072,000$8,312,000 ..... 2004 $8,570,000 ..... 2005 The 2004 appropriation includes $1,456,000 for 2003 and $6,616,000$6,856,000 for 2004. The 2005 appropriation includes $1,654,000$1,714,000 for 2004 and $6,916,000$6,856,000 for 2005. Subd. 3. [REGIONAL LIBRARY TELECOMMUNICATIONS AID.] For regional library telecommunications aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355: $1,200,000$960,000 ..... 2004 $1,200,000 ..... 2005 The 2004 appropriation includes $960,000 for 2004. The 2005 appropriation includes $240,000 for 2004 and $960,000 for 2005. Subd. 4. [MULTICOUNTY, MULTITYPE LIBRARY SYSTEMS.] For grants according to Minnesota Statutes, sections 134.353 and 134.354, to multicounty, multitype library systems: $876,000 ..... 2004 $903,000 ..... 2005 The 2004 appropriation includes $153,000 for 2003 and $723,000 for 2004. The 2005 appropriation includes $180,000 for 2004 and $723,000 for 2005. Subd. 5. [ELECTRONIC LIBRARY FOR MINNESOTA.] For statewide licenses to on-line databases selected in cooperation with the higher education services office for school media centers, public libraries, state government agency libraries, and public or private college or university libraries: $400,000 ..... 2004 $400,000 ..... 2005 Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day following final enactment. Sec. 4. [REPEALER.] (a) Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 124D.41; 124D.42, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7; and 124D.43, are repealed. (b) Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 124D.42, subdivision 3 is repealed. Presented to the governor May 18, 2004 Signed by the governor May 29, 2004, 2:46 p.m.