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                            CHAPTER 289-S.F.No. 1546 
                  An act relating to legislative enactments; correcting 
                  miscellaneous oversights, inconsistencies, 
                  ambiguities, unintended results, and technical errors; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 298.22, 
                  subdivision 1; Laws 2004, chapter 149, section 2. 
        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.  [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. 
           Sec. 2.  [CORR04-1] Laws 2004, chapter 149, section 2, is 
        amended to read: 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.] 
           Section 1 is effective August 1, 2003 2004, and applies to 
        causes of action arising on or after that date. 
           Sec. 3.  [CORR04-2] [HOSPITAL CONSTRUCTION MORATORIUM 
        EXEMPTION; EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Laws 2004, chapter 187, is effective July 1, 2004. 
           Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Unless otherwise provided, each section of this act takes 
        effect at the time the provision being corrected takes effect. 
           Presented to the governor May 18, 2004 
           Signed by the governor May 27, 2004, 6:15 a.m.