language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to state government; modifying membership of the Indian Affairs Council; modifying state-aid road provisions; modifying regulation of motor carriers; conveying land; authorizing an agreement related to Trunk Highway 60 construction; removing routes from state highway system; eliminating requirement to distribute certain rules;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 3.922, subdivision 1; 162.07, subdivision 5; 221.033, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 161.115, subdivisions 173, 225; 360.015, subdivision 16.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
The state Indian Affairs Council is created to consist of the following ex officio members:
the governor or a member of the governor's official staff designated by the governor,
the commissioner of education,
the commissioner of human services,
the commissioner of natural resources,
the commissioner of human rights,
the commissioner of employment and economic development,
the commissioner of corrections,
the commissioner of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency,
the commissioner of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation,
the commissioner of health,
each of whom may designate a staff member to serve instead, and
three members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker, and three members of the senate appointed by its Subcommittee on Committees.
Voting members of the council are the elected tribal chair of:
the Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee;
the Grand Portage Reservation Business Committee;
the Mille Lacs Reservation Business Committee;
the White Earth Reservation Business Committee;
the Bois Forte (Nett Lake) Reservation Business Committee;
the Leech Lake Reservation Business Committee;
the Red Lake Tribal Council;
the Upper Sioux board of trustees;
the Lower Sioux Tribal Council;
the Shakopee-Mdewankanton General Council;
the Prairie Island Tribal Council; and
two members to be selected under subdivision 2.
The chairs of the Indian committees, trusts, or councils may designate in writing a member who has been elected at large to an office in the committee, trust, or council, to serve instead. Members appointed to represent the house of representatives, the senate or tribal governments shall no longer serve on the council when they are no longer members of the bodies which they represent and their offices shall be vacant. A member who is a designee of a tribal chair shall cease to be a member at the end of the term of the designating tribal chair. Ex officio members or their designees on the council shall not vote.
(a) On or before September 1 of each year the county engineer of each county shall forward to the commissioner, on forms prepared by the commissioner, all information relating to the mileage, in lane-miles, of the county state-aid highway system in the county, and the money needs of the county that the commissioner deems necessary in order to apportion the county state-aid highway fund in accordance with the formula heretofore set forth. Upon receipt of the information the commissioner shall appoint a board consisting of the following county engineers:
(1) two county engineers from the metropolitan highway construction district;
(2) one county engineer from each nonmetropolitan highway district; and
(3) one additional county engineer from each county with a population of 175,000 or more.
No county engineer shall be appointed under clause (1) or (2) so as to serve consecutively for more than four years. The board shall investigate and review the information submitted by each county and shall on or before the first day of November of each year submit its findings and recommendations in writing as to each county's lane-mileage and money needs to the commissioner on a form prepared by the commissioner. Final determination of the lane-mileage of each system and the money needs of each county shall be made by the commissioner.
(b) Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the committee expires June 30, 2006.
Presented to the governor May 22, 2006
Signed by the governor May 31, 2006, 10:50 p.m.