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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 
        18 25 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 15 nine additional voting 
        members.  Eight of the voting members appointed by the governor 
        shall that include a representative of public or nonprofit 
        organizations experienced in youth employment education, 
        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, and Indian tribes, and an individual between 
        the ages of 16 and 25 who is a participant or supervisor in a 
        program.  The remaining seven 15 voting members appointed by the 
        governor shall include an individual individuals 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 program management 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, Inc appropriate 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 participant grantee 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.