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    Laws of Minnesota 1993 

                        CHAPTER 369-H.F.No. 1650 
           An act relating to the organization and operation of 
          state government; appropriating money for community 
          development and certain agencies of state government, 
          with certain conditions; establishing and modifying 
          certain programs; providing for regulation of certain 
          activities and practices; providing for accounts, 
          assessments, and fees; eliminating or transferring 
          certain agency powers and duties; requiring studies 
          and reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, 
          sections 3.30, subdivision 2, as amended; 15.38, by 
          adding a subdivision; 15.50, subdivision 2; 16A.128, 
          subdivision 2; 16A.28, by adding a subdivision; 
          16A.72; 16B.06, subdivision 2a; 44A.01, subdivisions 2 
          and 4; 44A.025; 82.21, by adding a subdivision; 
          116J.617; 116J.982; 216B.62, subdivisions 3 and 5; 
          237.295, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; 
          239.011, subdivision 2; 239.10; 239.791, subdivisions 
          6 and 8; 239.80, subdivisions 1 and 2; 257.0755; 
          268.022, subdivisions 1 and 2; 268.361, subdivisions 6 
          and 7; 268.362; 268.363; 268.364, subdivisions 1, 3, 
          and by adding a subdivision; 268.365, subdivision 2; 
          268.55; 268.914, subdivision 1; 268.975, subdivisions 
          3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and by adding subdivisions; 268.976, 
          subdivision 2; 268.978, subdivision 1; 268.98; 
          298.2211, subdivision 3; 298.2213, subdivision 4; 
          298.223, subdivision 2; 298.28, subdivision 7; 
          298.296, subdivision 1; 303.13, subdivision 1; 303.21, 
          subdivision 3; 322A.16; 333.20, subdivision 4; 333.22, 
          subdivision 1; 336.9-403; 336.9-404; 336.9-405; 
          336.9-406; 336.9-407; 336.9-413; 336A.04, subdivision 
          3; 336A.09, subdivision 2; 349A.10, subdivision 5; 
          359.01, subdivision 3; 359.02; 386.65; 386.66; 386.67; 
          386.68; 386.69; 462A.057, subdivision 1; 462A.21, by 
          adding subdivisions; and 469.011, subdivision 4; 
          proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
          chapters 116J; 116M; 129D; 239; 268; 386; 462A; and 
          504; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota 
          Statutes, chapter 138A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 
          1992, sections 44A.12; 138.97; 239.05, subdivision 2c; 
          239.52; 239.78; 268.365, subdivision 1; 268.914, 
          subdivision 2; 268.977; 268.978, subdivision 3; 
          386.61, subdivision 3; 386.63; 386.64; and 386.70. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
     Section 1.  [COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT; APPROPRIATIONS.] 
    The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
appropriated from the general fund, or another fund named, to 
the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article, to 
be available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  
The figures "1993," "1994," and "1995," where used in this 
article, mean that the appropriation or appropriations listed 
under them are available for the year ending June 30, 1993, June 
30, 1994, or June 30, 1995, respectively.  

                             SUMMARY BY FUND
           1993           1994          1995           TOTAL
General $ 541,000  $  181,368,000 $  158,594,000 $  340,503,000
Environmental             434,000        434,000        868,000
Trunk Highway             667,000        667,000      1,334,000 
Workers' Comp.         21,976,000     15,663,000     37,639,000 
TOTAL     541,000     204,445,000    175,358,000    380,344,000 
                                           APPROPRIATIONS 
                                       Available for the Year 
                                           Ending June 30 
                          1993            1994         1995 
Sec. 2.  TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation         $   500,000   $ 40,504,000   $ 24,461,000
              Summary by Fund
General              39,627,000    23,584,000
Environmental           210,000       210,000 
Trunk Highway           667,000       667,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Community
Development
     24,288,000      8,828,000
 $50,000 is for the purposes of the 
youth entrepreneurship education 
program to be available until June 30, 
1995.  $30,000 is for a teacher 
training program.  $20,000 is for 
creation of a resource center and 
revolving loan fund.  This 
appropriation is only available as 
matched, dollar for dollar, by 
contributions from nonstate sources.  
Contributions may be made in kind. 
 $1,000,000 the first year is for 
transfer to the tourism loan account in 
the special revenue fund for the 
tourism loan program under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 116J.617. 
 $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
the second year is for the affirmative 
enterprise program.  The appropriation 
is available until expended. 
 $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
second year is for making grants and 
entering contracts under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 116J.982. 
 $25,000 the first year is for 
concentrated area action plans. 
 $6,000,000 the first year is for 
transfer to the revolving loan fund 
account in the special revenue fund for 
the urban challenge grant program under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.18.  
 $6,000,000 the first year is for 
transfer to the regional revolving loan 
fund account in the special revenue 
fund for the challenge grant program to 
regional organizations under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 116N.08. 
 $5,517,000 the first year and 
$5,517,000 the second year are for 
economic recovery grants, of which 
$500,000 may be used for the purposes 
of the capital access program. 
 $226,000 the first year and $226,000 
the second year are for the small 
cities federal match.  
 $500,000 the first year is for transfer 
to the capital access account in the 
special revenue fund for the capital 
access program under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 116J.876. 
Subd. 3.  Minnesota Trade Office 
     2,026,000      2,040,000
 $105,000 the first year and $105,000 
the second year are for the foreign 
international information network. 
Subd. 4.  Tourism 
     7,272,000      6,742,000
              Summary by Fund
General               6,605,000     6,075,000
Trunk Highway           667,000       667,000
 To develop maximum private sector 
involvement in tourism, $2,000,000 the 
first year and $2,000,000 the second 
year of the amounts appropriated for 
marketing activities are contingent 
upon receipt of an equal contribution 
of nonstate sources that have been 
certified by the commissioner.  Up to 
one-half of the match may be given in 
in-kind contributions.  This 
appropriation may not be expended until 
the money is matched.  
In order to maximize marketing grant 
benefits, the commissioner must give 
priority for joint venture marketing 
grants to organizations with year-round 
sustained tourism activities.  For 
programs and projects submitted, the 
commissioner must give priority to 
those that encompass two or more areas 
or that attract nonresident travelers 
to the state. 
 Any unexpended funds from general fund 
appropriations made under this 
subdivision shall not cancel but shall 
be placed in a special advertising 
account for use by the office of 
tourism to purchase additional media. 
 If an appropriation for either year for 
grants is not sufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it.  
 $30,000 the first year is for the 
international ringette tournament to be 
held in South St. Paul and Rosemount in 
1994. 
 Up to $300,000 the first year is for 
promoting the women's final four 
basketball tournament to be held in 
1995.  This appropriation must be 
matched by nonstate sources on a 
one-to-one basis. 
 $200,000 is for tourism promotion and 
marketing.  
 $214,000 the first year and $214,000 
the second year are for the Minnesota 
film board.  This appropriation is 
available only upon receipt by the 
board of $1 in matching contributions 
of money or in-kind from nonstate 
sources for every $3 provided by this 
appropriation.  
 $25,000 each year is for the Lake 
Superior Center Authority. 
 Of the amount appropriated for the 
joint venture program, up to $30,000 
the first year and up to $30,000 the 
second year are available to the 
Minnesota Indian tourism association.  
This appropriation must be matched by 
nonstate sources on a one-to-one basis. 
 The commissioner may use grant dollars 
or the value of in-kind services to 
provide the state contribution for the 
joint venture grant program.  
 The office of tourism shall:  (1) 
analyze what travel offices of the 50 
states and selected foreign governments 
are doing to promote tourism, including 
but not limited to organizational 
structure, funding sources, and 
marketing programs; and (2) rank 
Minnesota's position among the states 
and countries studied.  The office, in 
consultation with representatives of 
Minnesota's tourism industry, shall 
report to the legislature and the 
governor by January 1, 1994.  The 
report must recommend options for 
improving the state's competitive 
position in the industry.  The 
recommendations should deal with 
assignment of responsibility within 
state government, funding options for 
the office of tourism, changes in state 
law that would enhance tourism, and the 
creation of a statewide tourism policy. 
 The commissioner of revenue may 
disclose the name, address, and phone 
number of a travel or tourism related 
business that is authorized to collect 
sales and use tax to the office of 
tourism within the department of trade 
and economic development to be used 
only within the office of tourism for 
purposes of contacting travel or 
tourism related businesses. 
Subd. 5.  Business Development and
Analysis  
           500,000    5,157,000     5,077,000
              Summary by Fund
General    500,000    4,947,000     4,867,000
Environmental           210,000       210,000 
 $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
the second year are for grants to 
Advantage Minnesota, Inc.  The funds 
are available only if matched on at 
least a dollar-for-dollar basis from 
other sources.  The commissioner may 
release the funds only upon: 
 (1) certification that matching funds 
from each participating organization 
are available; and 
 (2) review and approval by the 
commissioner of the proposed operations 
plan of Advantage Minnesota, Inc. for 
the biennium. 
 $450,000 the first year and $450,000 
the second year are for the state's 
match for the federal small business 
development centers.  If funding in one 
year is insufficient, the other year's 
appropriation is available. 
 $1,088,000 each year is for job skills 
partnership grants.  
 $190,000 the first year and $190,000 
the second year are for WomenVenture, 
Inc. 
 $65,000 the first year and $65,000 the 
second year are for Metropolitan 
Economic Development Associations, Inc. 
 $500,000 in fiscal year 1993 is for job 
skills partnership grants. 
 $25,000 in fiscal year 1994 and $25,000 
in fiscal year 1995 are for a grant to 
the North Metro Business Retention and 
Development Commission for the second 
and third stages of the multicommunity 
business retention and market expansion 
pilot project.  This appropriation is 
available only upon demonstration of a 
dollar-for-dollar cash match from the 
commission.  The commission shall share 
all results and written reports with 
the department of trade and economic 
development. 
Subd. 6.  Administration 
     1,761,000      1,774,000
Sec. 3.  MINNESOTA TECHNOLOGY, 
INCORPORATED                           7,832,000      7,834,000
 $5,198,000 the first year and 
$5,198,000 the second year are for 
transfer from the general fund to the 
Minnesota Technology, Inc. fund. 
 $494,000 the first year and $ 494,000 
the second year are for grants to 
Minnesota Project Innovation. 
 $947,000 the first year and $947,000 
the second year are for grants to 
Minnesota Project Outreach. 
 $71,000 the first year and $71,000 the 
second year are for grants to Minnesota 
Inventors Congress. 
 $947,000 the first year and $947,000 
the second year are for grants to 
Natural Resources Research Institute. 
 $88,000 the first year and $88,000 the 
second year are for grants to Minnesota 
Council for Quality. 
 $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
second year are for grants to Minnesota 
High Tech Corridor Corporation. 
 $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
second year are for grants to Cold 
Weather Research Center. 
Sec. 4.  MINNESOTA WORLD TRADE 
CENTER CORPORATION                       200,000 
This appropriation is to pay the 
accrued operating costs and debt 
services, including principal and 
interest, of the corporation.  This 
appropriation in no way constitutes a 
commitment or obligation by the state 
of Minnesota to make any payments on 
obligations of the corporation 
outstanding as of July 1, 1993.  This 
section is intended to make it clear 
that the state of Minnesota is not and 
never has been nor will be responsible 
for the obligations of the corporation. 
This appropriation and money in the 
corporation accounts are the only money 
available to the board to make any 
payment of an obligation of the 
corporation. 
This appropriation is available until 
June 30, 1995.  Balances in the world 
trade center corporation account in the 
special revenue fund on June 30, 1995, 
shall be transferred to the general 
fund. 
Sec. 5.  JOBS AND TRAINING           48,879,000     46,895,000
Subdivision 1.  Rehabilitation Services    
    17,612,000     17,612,000
 Of this appropriation, $100,000 in each 
year is for a cost-of-living adjustment 
in the Extended Employment Services 
program in order to maintain the 
current caseload to the extent possible 
within this appropriation. 
 For the biennium ending June 30, 1995, 
at least 38 percent of the vocational 
rehabilitation activity budget must be 
directed toward grants, which are 
budgeted as aid to individuals and 
local assistance categories of expense. 
 The commissioner shall apply for all 
available federal grants for services 
to handicapped including funds for the 
independent living center.  
Subd. 2.  State Services for the Blind 
     3,588,000      3,605,000
 This appropriation may be supplemented 
by funds provided by the Friends of the 
Communication Center, for support of 
Services for the Blind's Communication 
Center which serves all blind and 
visually handicapped Minnesotans.  The 
commissioner shall report to the 
legislature on a biennial basis the 
funds provided by the Friends of the 
Communication Center. 
Subd. 3.  Job Service 
 $100,000 is appropriated to the 
commissioner of jobs and training for 
the biennium ending June 30, 1995, for 
the uniform business identifier study. 
Subd. 4.  Community Services 
    27,579,000     25,678,000
 $880,000 is appropriated from the 
general fund to the commissioner of 
jobs and training for operating costs 
of transitional housing programs under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 268.38.  Of 
this appropriation, $440,000 is for the 
first year and $440,000 is for the 
second year.  
 $4,200,000 for the first year and 
$5,550,000 for the second year is 
appropriated from the general fund to 
the commissioner of the department of 
jobs and training for Minnesota 
economic opportunity grants to 
community action agencies.  This 
appropriation is to replace federal 
funds that are no longer available to 
community action agencies because of 
new federal restrictions on the 
authority to transfer block grant money 
from the federal Low-Income Home Energy 
Assistance program to the federal 
Community Services Block grant. 
 For the biennium ending June 30, 1995, 
the commissioner shall transfer to the 
low-income home weatherization program 
at least five percent of money received 
under the low-income home energy 
assistance block grant in each year of 
the biennium and shall spend all of the 
transferred money during the year of 
the transfer or the year following the 
transfer.  Up to 1.63 percent of the 
transferred money may be used by the 
commissioner for administrative 
purposes. 
 For the biennium ending June 30, 1995, 
no more than 1.63 percent of money 
remaining under the low-income home 
energy assistance program after 
transfers to the weatherization program 
may be used by the commissioner for 
administrative purposes. 
 The state appropriation for the 
temporary emergency food assistance 
program may be used to meet the federal 
match requirements. 
 Of the money appropriated for the 
summer youth employment programs for 
fiscal year 1994, $750,000 is 
immediately available.  Any remaining 
balance of the immediately available 
money is available for the year in 
which it is appropriated.  If the 
appropriation for either year of the 
biennium is insufficient, money may be 
transferred from the appropriation for 
the other year. 
 Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
section 268.022, subdivision 2, the 
commissioner of finance shall transfer 
to the general fund from the dedicated 
fund $3,054,000 in the first year and 
$2,303,000 in the second year of the 
money collected through the special 
assessment established in Minnesota 
Statutes, section 268.022, subdivision 
1. 
 Of this appropriation, $5,554,000 the 
first year and $2,303,000 the second 
year are for summer youth employment 
programs. 
 Of this appropriation, $100,000 is to 
train and certify community action 
agency weatherization programs to 
comply with the requirements of 
Minnesota Statutes, section 144.878, 
subdivision 5. * (The preceding 
sentence starting "Of" was vetoed by 
the governor.)  Of this appropriation, 
$400,000 is to be used for swab teams 
with priority to be given to those swab 
teams in greater Minnesota which are 
affiliated with community action 
agencies and to those swab teams in 
cities of the first class which are 
affiliated with community action 
agencies or neighborhood-based 
nonprofit organizations.  3.75 percent 
of the allocation may be used for 
administrative costs.  Any unencumbered 
balance remaining in the first year 
does not cancel but is available for 
the second year.  
 Of this appropriation, $1,200,000 is 
for the food shelf program. 
 Of this appropriation, $400,000 is for 
youth employment and for housing for 
the homeless through the YOUTHBUILD 
program. 
 Of the appropriation for the Minnesota 
economic opportunity grant, the 
commissioner may use up to nine percent 
each year for state operations.  
 Of the appropriation for Head Start, 
the commissioner of the department of 
jobs and training may use up to two 
percent each year for state operations. 
Sec. 6.  HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY  
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                         21,282,000     17,532,000
 This appropriation is for transfer to 
the housing development fund for the 
programs specified.  
 Any state appropriations used to meet 
match requirements under Title II of 
the National Affordable Housing Act of 
1990, Public Law Number 101-625, 104 
Stat. 4079, must be repaid, to the 
extent required by federal law, to the 
HOME Investment Trust Fund established 
by the department of housing and urban 
development pursuant to Title II of the 
National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 
for the state of Minnesota or for the 
appropriate participating jurisdiction. 
 State appropriations to the Minnesota 
housing finance agency may be granted 
by the agency to cities or nonprofit 
organizations to the extent necessary 
to meet match requirements under Title 
II of the National Affordable Housing 
Act of 1990, Public Law Number 101-625, 
104 Stat. 4079, provided that other 
program requirements are met. 
 Spending limit on cost of general 
administration of agency programs:  
      1994           1995
     8,990,000      9,305,000
 $1,250,000 the first year and 
$1,250,000 the second year are for a 
rental housing assistance program for 
persons with a mental illness or 
families with an adult member with a 
mental illness under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 462A.21, subdivision 
8c.  This appropriation includes 
$50,000 in each year for the mental 
illness crisis housing assistance 
account. 
 $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
the second year are for the home 
sharing program under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 462A.05, subdivision 
24.  
 $3,443,000 the first year and 
$3,493,000 the second year are for the 
affordable rental investment fund 
program.  Affordable rental investment 
assistance includes loans, credit 
enhancement, and coinsurance 
participation. 
 $550,000 the first year and $550,000 
the second year are for the 
acquisition, rehabilitation, or 
construction of transitional housing 
units.  
 $2,000,000 the first year and 
$2,000,000 the second year are for the 
community rehabilitation fund 
program. * (The language "and 
$2,000,000 the second year are" in the 
preceding sentence was vetoed by the 
governor.)  
 $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
the second year are for the capacity 
building grant program under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 462A.21, subdivision 
3b.  
 $187,000 the first year and $187,000 
the second year are for the urban 
Indian housing program under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 462A.07, subdivision 
15.  
 $1,683,000 the first year and 
$1,683,000 the second year are for the 
tribal Indian housing program under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.07, 
subdivision 14.  
 $186,000 the first year and $186,000 
the second year are for the Minnesota 
rural and urban homesteading program 
under Minnesota Statutes, section 
462A.057.  
 The agency may use up to $1,000,000 of 
available resources for the purpose of 
making loans under the Minnesota rural 
and urban homesteading program 
established under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 462A.057, subdivision 1.  The 
commissioner shall report to the 
relevant finance divisions in the house 
of representatives and senate on the 
outcomes of this program January 15 of 
each year.  
 $4,287,000 the first year and 
$4,287,000 the second year are for the 
housing rehabilitation and 
accessibility program under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 462A.05, subdivision 
14a.  
 Of this appropriation, $1,798,000 the 
first year and $1,798,000 the second 
year are for the Housing Trust Fund to 
be deposited in the housing trust fund 
account created under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 462A.201, and used 
for the purposes provided in that 
section. 
 $1,500,000 the first year and 
$1,500,000 the second year are for the 
rent assistance for family 
stabilization program under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 462A.205.  
 $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the 
second year are for a grant to the 
Minnesota Housing Partnership to be 
used for grants to the regional housing 
network organizations that provide 
housing and homeless prevention 
information and assistance in greater 
Minnesota.  The regional housing 
network organizations must use any 
grant funds received under this section 
to match private sources of money. 
 Of this appropriation, $3,750,000 is 
for family homeless prevention and 
assistance program. 
 Of this appropriation, $183,000 each 
year is for the emergency mortgage 
foreclosure prevention and emergency 
rental assistance program. 
 Of this appropriation, $25,000 each 
year is for home equity counseling 
grants. 
 Of this appropriation, $50,000 is for a 
grant to the Northwest Hennepin Human 
Services Council for a human services 
enterprise zone demonstration project 
for coordinated delivery of social 
services.  The pilot project must 
design a program to:  
 (1) establish a zone by setting service 
delivery boundaries; 
 (2) assess barriers to coordinated 
delivery of housing assistance, health 
services, family services, and related 
human service assistance; 
 (3) develop methods to simplify service 
delivery and encourage collaboration 
among service providers; 
 (4) develop cooperative service 
agreements between agencies and units 
of government, including municipal, 
county, state, and federal government 
units and agencies, school districts, 
post-secondary education institutions, 
and other service providers including 
representatives of organized labor; 
 (5) seek waivers of regulations that 
are barriers to cooperation; and 
 (6) evaluate the human service 
enterprise zone to determine how it may 
be adapted to serve as a model for the 
delivery of human services.  
 By February 1, 1994, the grantee shall 
prepare an interim report for the 
agency with findings and 
recommendations on program design.  The 
agency shall report to the legislature 
by December 1, 1995, on the 
implementation of the demonstration 
project to develop a model human 
services enterprise zone.  
Sec. 7.  COMMERCE 
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                         14,418,000     14,438,000
              Summary by Fund
General              13,867,000    13,886,000
Environmental           224,000       224,000
Special Revenue         327,000       328,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Financial Examinations 
     5,954,000      6,089,000
Subd. 3.  Registration and Analysis 
     2,661,000      2,523,000
Subd. 4.  Petroleum Tank Release 
Cleanup Board 
       224,000        224,000
 This appropriation is from the 
petroleum tank release cleanup account 
in the environmental fund for 
administration. 
Subd. 5.  Administrative Services 
     2,139,000      2,173,000
Subd. 6.  Enforcement and Licensing 
     3,440,000      3,429,000
              Summary by Fund
General               3,113,000     3,101,000
Special Revenue         327,000       328,000
$327,000 the first year and $328,000 
the second year are from the real 
estate education, research, and 
recovery account in the special revenue 
fund for the purpose of Minnesota 
Statutes, section 82.34, subdivision 
6.  If the appropriation from the 
special revenue fund for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
Sec. 8.  NON-HEALTH-RELATED BOARDS 
Subdivision 1.  Total for this 
section                                1,247,000      1,232,000
Subd. 2.  Board of Accountancy           466,000        474,000
Subd. 3.  Board of Architecture,
Engineering, Land Surveying, 
Landscape Architecture, and 
Interior Design                          591,000        568,000 
Subd. 4.  Board of Barber   
Examiners                                126,000        126,000
Subd. 5.  Board of Boxing                 64,000         64,000
Sec. 9.  LABOR AND INDUSTRY 
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                         26,024,000     19,710,000
              Summary by Fund
General               4,048,000     4,047,000
Workers' 
Compensation         21,976,000    15,663,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Workers' Compensation 
Regulation and Enforcement 
    14,961,000     9,410,000
              Summary by Fund
General                 100,000       100,000
Workers' Comp.       14,861,000     9,310,000
 $5,000,000 the first year from the 
special compensation fund is for the 
Daedalus imaging systems project.  This 
appropriation must not be allotted 
until the commissioner certifies that 
all information policy office 
requirements for this project have been 
met or will be met.  This appropriation 
is available for either year of the 
biennium. 
 $100,000 in the first year and $100,000 
in the second year are for grants to 
the Vinland Center for rehabilitation 
service. 
Fee receipts collected as a result of 
providing direct computer access to 
public workers' compensation data on 
file with the commissioner must be 
credited to the general fund. 
Subd. 3.  Workplace Services 
     5,455,000      4,744,000
              Summary by Fund
General               2,704,000     2,703,000
Workers' Comp.        2,751,000     2,041,000
 This appropriation includes the 
transfer of the industrial hygiene 
activity from the department of 
health.  The appropriation for this 
activity is from the special 
compensation fund. 
 $710,000 the first year from the 
special compensation fund is for 
litigation of alleged ergonomic 
violations cases under the occupational 
safety and health act (OSHA).  This 
appropriation is available for either 
year of the biennium. 
Subd. 4.  General Support 
     5,608,000      5,556,000
              Summary by Fund
General               1,244,000     1,244,000
Workers' 
Compensation          4,364,000     4,312,000
$204,000 the first year and $204,000 
the second year are for labor education 
and advancement program grants.  
Sec. 10.  PUBLIC UTILITIES  
COMMISSION            41,000           3,371,000      3,071,000
 Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
section 216B.243, subdivision 6, for 
any certificate of need application for 
expansion of the storage capacity for 
spent nuclear fuel rods, the commission 
and department shall assess actual 
amounts billed by the office of 
administrative hearings and up to 
$300,000 of reasonable costs of the 
commission and department pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.62, 
subdivision 6, during the biennium, 
subject to the limitations of Minnesota 
Statutes, section 216B.62, subdivision 
2. 
 $282,000 the first year and $35,000 the 
second year are for an electronic 
storage and retrieval system.  This 
appropriation must not be allotted 
until the chair of the commission 
certifies that all information policy 
office requirements for this project 
have been met or will be met.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year. 
 $30,000 the first year is for transfer 
to the extended area service balloting 
account in the special revenue fund.  
 $41,000 of this appropriation is added 
to the appropriation in Laws 1991, 
chapter 233, section 10, and is for 
extended area service balloting costs. 
Sec. 11.  PUBLIC SERVICE 
Subdivision 1.  Total       
Appropriation                          9,090,000      8,950,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Telecommunications
       730,000        752,000
Subd. 3.  Weights and Measures 
     2,948,000      2,845,000
Subd. 4.  Information and Operations 
Management 
     1,540,000      1,440,000
 $84,000 the first year is for an 
electronic imaging system.  This 
appropriation must not be allotted 
until the commissioner certifies that 
all of the information policy office 
requirements for this project have been 
met or will be met.  Any unencumbered 
balance remaining in the first year 
does not cancel but is available for 
the second year. 
Subd. 5.  Energy 
     3,872,000      3,913,000
 $588,000 the first year and $588,000 
the second year are for transfer to the 
energy and conservation account 
established in Minnesota Statutes, 
section 216B.241, subdivision 2a, for 
programs administered by the 
commissioner of jobs and training to 
improve the energy efficiency of 
residential oil-fired heating plants in 
low-income households, and when 
necessary, to provide weatherization 
services to the homes. 
 $220,000 the first year and $220,000 
the second year are for transfer to the 
energy and conservation account 
established by Minnesota Statutes, 
section 216B.241, subdivision 2a, for 
programs administered by the 
commissioner of jobs and training to 
improve the energy efficiency of 
residential liquified petroleum gas 
heating equipment in low-income 
households, and, when necessary, to 
provide weatherization services to the 
homes. 
 Of this appropriation, $284,000 in the 
first year and $326,000 in the second 
year are for alternative energy 
engineering activities.  In employing 
persons to perform these activities, 
the department shall first offer any 
positions to persons previously 
employed by the department of public 
service during fiscal year 1993 in that 
capacity.  No part of this 
appropriation may be used for outside 
consulting. * (The preceding paragraph 
beginning "Of" was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
 Subd. 6.  Rental Energy Loan and Rebate 
Program Appropriation 
 All money, including interest and loan 
repayments, remaining from the Exxon 
Oil overcharge money appropriated to 
the commissioner of public service by 
Laws 1988, chapter 686, article 1, 
section 38, that was allocated to the 
Minnesota housing finance agency is 
reappropriated to the commissioner for 
the purposes of this subdivision and is 
available until spent. 
 $1,600,000 is for a contract with an 
appropriate nonprofit organization, 
without public bidding, to provide 
revolving loan funds for a rental 
energy loan program in metropolitan 
counties as defined in Minnesota 
Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 
4.  The program is to be marketed and 
delivered in coordination with other 
energy services. 
 The balance is for any purpose 
consistent with the state energy 
conservation program. 
Sec. 12.  MINNESOTA HISTORICAL 
SOCIETY 
Subdivision 1.  Total       
Appropriation                         18,200,000     17,996,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
The Minnesota historical society is 
eligible for a salary supplement in the 
same manner as state agencies.  The 
commissioner of finance will determine 
the amount of the salary supplement 
based on available appropriations.  
Employees of the Minnesota historical 
society will be paid in accordance with 
the appropriate pay plan.  
Subd. 2.  Public Programs and  
Operations                            11,188,000     11,188,000
Subd. 3.  Statewide Outreach             597,000        557,000
 $48,000 the first year and $48,000 the 
second year are for historic site 
grants to encourage local historic 
preservation projects. 
$27,000 the first year and $27,000 the 
second year are for the state 
archaeology function. 
 $40,000 is for grant-in-aid purposes of 
the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board in 
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, 
section 138.763.  Grants may be made 
for public improvements to assist and 
provide information to the public and 
construct historic markers and 
monuments.  The matching requirements 
for the grants may be established by 
the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.  
Subd. 4.  Repair and Replacement         430,000        430,000
Subd. 5. Physical Plant                5,559,000      5,568,000
Subd. 6.  Fiscal Agent                   426,000        253,000
(a) Sibley House Association 
        88,000         88,000
 This appropriation is available for 
operation and maintenance of the Sibley 
house and related buildings on the Old 
Mendota state historic site owned by 
the Sibley house association.  
(b) Minnesota International Center 
        50,000         50,000
(c) Minnesota Military Museum 
        29,000 
(d) Minnesota Air National   
Guard Museum 
        19,000 
(e) Institute for Learning 
and Teaching 
        90,000         90,000
 This appropriation is for Project 120. 
 (f) Moose Lake Fire and Heritage Museum 
        25,000 
 This appropriation is for a grant to 
the Carlton county historical society 
to be used by the Onanegozie resource 
conservation and development council 
for the development of the Moose Lake 
Fire and Heritage Museum.  This 
appropriation may not be spent unless 
it is matched by an equal amount from 
local sources.  The legislature intends 
that no further direct appropriation 
will be made for this purpose. 
(g) Cloquet-Moose Lake
Forest Fire Center
        50,000
(h) Nurse Statue 
        50,000 
This appropriation is for a grant to 
the Marine Corps Coordinating Council 
for the nurse statue to be located in 
the atrium of the Veterans Affairs 
Medical Center in Minneapolis.  This 
appropriation is available until June 
30, 1995. 
(i) Farmamerica  
        25,000         25,000
 Notwithstanding any other law, this 
appropriation may be used for 
operational purposes. 
(j) Balances Forward 
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
this subdivision the first year does 
not cancel but is available for the 
second year of the biennium.  
Sec. 13.  MINNESOTA HUMANITIES
COMMISSION                               261,000        261,000
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
the first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year of the 
biennium. 
Sec. 14.  BOARD OF THE ARTS        
Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation    6,254,000      6,254,000
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
this section the first year does not 
cancel but is available for the second 
year of the biennium. 
Subd. 2.  Operations and Services        669,000         669,000
Subd. 3.  Grants Program               4,295,000       4,295,000
Subd. 4.  Regional Arts Councils       1,290,000       1,290,000
Sec. 15.  MINNESOTA MUNICIPAL 
BOARD                                    319,000         280,000
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
the first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year. 
Sec. 16.  UNIFORM LAWS
COMMISSION                                25,000          25,000
Sec. 17.  COUNCIL ON BLACK  
MINNESOTANS                              226,000         225,000
 Of this appropriation, $6,000 the first 
year and $5,000 the second year are for 
transfer to the Ombudsperson for 
families.  
Sec. 18.  COUNCIL ON AFFAIRS 
OF SPANISH-SPEAKING PEOPLE               249,000         248,000
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1995, council publications may contain 
advertising.  Receipts from advertising 
are appropriated to the council for 
purposes of council publications. 
 For the biennium ending June 30, 1995, 
the council shall report to the 
legislature on the revenues and 
expenditures from advertising by 
February 15 each year. 
 Of this appropriation, $6,000 the first 
year and $5,000 the second year are for 
transfer to the Ombudsperson for 
families.  
 By November 15, 1993, the council shall 
submit a financially related audit to 
the legislature for the most recent two 
years and a study of the internal 
control structure performed by an 
independent accountant licensed by the 
state of Minnesota. 
Sec. 19.  COUNCIL ON ASIAN- 
PACIFIC MINNESOTANS                      201,000        200,000
 Of this appropriation, $6,000 the first 
year and $5,000 the second year are for 
transfer to the Ombudsperson for 
families.  
Sec. 20.  INDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL         473,000        457,000
 For the biennium ending June 30, 1995, 
federal money received for the Indian 
affairs council is appropriated to the 
council and added to this appropriation.
 Of this appropriation, $6,000 the first 
year and $5,000 the second year are for 
transfer to the Ombudsperson for 
families.  
 Of this appropriation, $15,000 in the 
first year is for planning the 
development of culturally appropriate 
legal services to indigent clients or 
tribal representatives who reside in 
Hennepin county and are involved in a 
case governed by the Indian Child 
Welfare Act, United States Code, title 
25, section 1901, et seq., or the 
Minnesota Indian family preservation 
act, Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 
257.35 to 257.3579.  This appropriation 
is available until expended. 
Sec. 21.  SECRETARY OF STATE 
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                          5,283,000      5,188,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each activity are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Administration  
       804,000        804,000
Subd. 3.  Operations 
     4,046,000      3,964,000
Subd. 4.  Election Administration
       433,000        420,000
Sec. 22.  ETHICAL PRACTICES BOARD         434,000        429,000
    Sec. 23.  [TRANSFERS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL PROCEDURE.] If the appropriation 
in this act to an agency in the executive branch is specified by 
program, the agency may transfer unencumbered balances among the 
programs specified in that section after getting the approval of 
the commissioner of finance.  The commissioner shall not approve 
a transfer unless the commissioner believes that it will carry 
out the intent of the legislature.  The transfer must be 
reported immediately to the committee on finance of the senate 
and the committee on ways and means of the house of 
representatives.  If the appropriation in this act to an agency 
in the executive branch is specified by activity, the agency may 
transfer unencumbered balances among the activities specified in 
that section using the same procedure as for transfers among 
programs. 
    Subd. 2.  [CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS.] A constitutional 
officer need not get the approval of the commissioner of finance 
but must notify the committee on finance of the senate and the 
committee on ways and means of the house of representatives 
before making a transfer under subdivision 1. 
    Subd. 3.  [TRANSFER PROHIBITED.] If an amount is specified 
in this act for an item within an activity, that amount must not 
be transferred or used for any other purpose. 
    Sec. 24.  [BASE CUT TRANSFERS.] 
    For any agency assigned base cuts in this act, the 
proportion of agency base cuts for pass-through grants compared 
to total agency base cuts may not exceed the proportion of 
dollars appropriated for pass-through grants in the agency 
compared to total dollars appropriated to that agency. 
    Sec. 25.  [LABOR INTERPRETIVE CENTER; INITIAL BOARD OF 
DIRECTORS.] 
    Of the initial appointments to the labor interpretive 
center board, two members appointed by the governor and the 
member appointed by the mayor of St. Paul must have two-year 
initial terms.  The initial board of directors must be appointed 
no later than August 1, 1993. 
    Sec. 26.  [LABOR INTERPRETIVE CENTER; TRANSFER OF 
APPROPRIATIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [UNENCUMBERED BALANCE.] The unencumbered 
balance of the appropriation for the labor interpretive center 
project transferred to the capitol area architectural and 
planning board in Laws 1991, chapter 345, is transferred to the 
labor interpretive center account. 
    Subd. 2.  [PROJECT AUTHORIZED BY 1990 LEGISLATURE.] The 
appropriation in Laws 1990, chapter 610, article 1, section 16, 
subdivision 4, is transferred to the labor interpretive center 
account. 
    Sec. 27.  [TRANSFER OF POWERS.] 
    The powers and duties of the board of abstracters under 
Minnesota Statutes, sections 386.61 to 386.76 are transferred to 
the commissioner of commerce.  Minnesota Statutes, section 
15.039, subdivisions 1 to 6, apply to this transfer. 
    Sec. 28.  [REVISOR INSTRUCTION.] 
    The revisor shall change the terms "board," "executive 
secretary," "board of abstracters," or similar terms to 
"commissioner," "commissioner of commerce," or similar terms 
wherever they appear in Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules 
with respect to the board of abstracters. 
    Sec. 29.  [CONCENTRATED RESIDENTIAL AREA ACTION PLANS; 
DEFINITIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY.] The definitions in this 
section apply to section 30. 
    Subd. 2.  [CITY.] "City" means a home rule charter or 
statutory city having no less than 30 percent of its households 
in renter-occupied residential units as reported in the latest 
decennial federal census. 
    Subd. 3.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
commissioner of trade and economic development. 
    Subd. 4.  [CONCENTRATED RESIDENTIAL AREA.] "Concentrated 
residential area" means an area of a city that contains the 
following: 
    (1) 50 percent of the residential units in the area are 
renter occupied; 
    (2) not less than half of the residential buildings in the 
area were built prior to 1970; 
    (3) at least 20 percent of the city's population according 
to the latest decennial federal census lives in the area; 
    (4) at least three percent of the city's land area is 
contained in the area; and 
    (5) the median household income for the area is not more 
than 80 percent of the county median income. 
    Sec. 30.  [CONCENTRATED RESIDENTIAL AREA ACTION PLAN.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [CRITERIA.] For a concentrated residential 
area a city, with the assistance provided in this section, shall 
prepare a plan that at a minimum includes the following: 
    (1) the demographic and socioeconomic profile of the area's 
population and a statement of the social needs of the area's 
residents; 
    (2) the condition of private owner-occupied and 
renter-occupied buildings; 
    (3) the vacancy rate and turnover rate of the rental 
residential buildings; 
    (4) the presence of and condition of the area's public 
facilities; 
    (5) the redevelopment objectives of the city for the area; 
    (6) the specific activities or means by which the city 
could implement the revitalization objectives; 
    (7) strategies to preserve existing housing; 
    (8) strategies to assist low- and moderate-income 
households to achieve self-sufficiency and meet their identified 
social needs; 
    (9) recommendations to the commissioner to facilitate the 
preservation, reuse, and rehabilitation of the area's housing 
stock and to increase the self-sufficiency of the area's 
residents; and 
    (10) identification of the process that involved the area's 
residents in the development of the plan. 
    Subd. 2.  [GRANTS.] The commissioner may make grants to 
cities to complete a concentrated residential neighborhood 
action plan.  The state funds for each grant must be equally 
matched by city matching money.  Matching money may include 
money from the city general fund, a special fund, grant, or 
other source. 
    Subd. 3.  [REPORT.] The commissioner shall submit 
recommendations related to concentrated residential area action 
plans to the legislature by February 15, 1994. 
    Sec. 31.  [UNIFORM BUSINESS IDENTIFIER STUDY.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [FINDINGS.] The current registration 
process requires each business to deal with multiple agencies, 
provide redundant information to each and, in general, creates 
an undue administrative burden on Minnesota businesses.  Each 
agency also produces data that is not easily transferred among 
state agencies, which in turn results in businesses being asked 
for the same information from a number of different agencies.  
The establishment of a uniform process would reduce the burden 
on businesses and promote the sharing of information among the 
state agencies, thereby eliminating the costs and burdens of 
duplicative information gathering and storage. 
    Subd. 2.  [STUDY.] The commissioner of jobs and training 
shall study the feasibility of establishing a uniform business 
identifier process for all firms doing business with and within 
the state. 
    The proposed study shall: 
    (1) identify and document the various requirements with 
which businesses currently must comply in order to legally 
conduct business within the state; 
    (2) propose and analyze alternatives for a uniform process 
of business registration, including a single statewide account 
number, a unified application form, and an integrated data 
processing system or systems; 
    (3) detail the operational impact of installing the process 
or system; 
    (4) estimate the costs and benefits, both for the state and 
for Minnesota businesses, of installing the process; 
    (5) prepare an estimated implementation timetable; 
    (6) recommend the structure and composition of the project 
needed for implementation; and 
    (7) recommend and analyze the information system technology 
alternatives, if any, that will be needed to implement the 
recommended process. 
    The commissioner of the department of jobs and training, or 
a designee, shall be the chair of the study and shall provide 
staff to assist in the study effort.  Those state offices, 
departments, and agencies that interact with Minnesota 
businesses including, but not limited to, department of jobs and 
training, secretary of state, department of revenue, department 
of labor and industry, department of commerce, and the 
information policy office of the department of administration 
shall cooperate in this study. 
    Sec. 32.  [WORLD TRADE CENTER CORPORATION BOARD; TERMS.] 
    The terms of the following members of the world trade 
center corporation board of directors expire on June 30, 1993:  
(1) legislator members; and (2) members serving on June 30, 
1993, who were appointed by the governor for a six-year term. 
    Sec. 33.  [WORLD TRADE CENTER; MEDICAL EXPOSITION.] 
    The $500,000 appropriation to the department of trade and 
economic development for transfer to the World Trade Center 
Corporation made by Laws 1991, chapter 345, article 1, section 
23, is to establish an annual medical exposition, trade fair, 
and health care congress to commence either in 1993 or 1994.  
The event need not be coordinated and held in conjunction with 
the World Health Organization's annual international conference 
on children's health care to commence in Minnesota in 1993. 
    Sec. 34.  [LIMIT ON ASSESSMENTS.] 
    The department of public service may not assess more than 
$584,000 in fiscal year 1994 and $626,000 in fiscal year 1995 
for alternative energy engineering activities. 
    Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 3.30, 
subdivision 2, as amended by Laws 1993, chapter 4, section 2, is 
amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [MEMBERS; DUTIES.] The majority leader of the 
senate or a designee, the chair of the senate committee on 
finance, and the chair of the senate division of finance 
responsible for overseeing the items being considered by the 
commission, the speaker of the house of representatives or a 
designee, the chair of the house committee on ways and means, 
and the chair of the appropriate finance committee, or division 
of the house committee responsible for overseeing the items 
being considered by the commissioner, constitute the legislative 
advisory commission.  The division chair of the finance 
committee in the senate and the division chair of 
the appropriate finance committee or division in the house shall 
rotate according to the items being considered by the 
commission.  If any of the members elect not to serve on the 
commission, the house of which they are members, if in session, 
shall select some other member for the vacancy.  If the 
legislature is not in session, vacancies in the house membership 
of the commission shall be filled by the last speaker of the 
house or, if the speaker is not available, by the last chair of 
the house rules committee, and by the last senate committee on 
committees or other appointing authority designated by the 
senate rules in case of a senate vacancy.  The commissioner of 
finance shall be secretary of the commission and keep a 
permanent record and minutes of its proceedings, which are 
public records.  The commissioner of finance shall transmit, 
under section 3.195, a report to the next legislature of all 
actions of the commission.  Members shall receive traveling and 
subsistence expenses incurred attending meetings of the 
commission.  The commission shall meet from time to time upon 
the call of the governor or upon the call of the secretary at 
the request of two or more of its members.  A recommendation of 
the commission must be made at a meeting of the commission 
unless a written recommendation is signed by all the members 
entitled to vote on the item, except that a recommendation under 
section 298.2213, subdivision 4, or 298.296, subdivision 1, need 
only be signed by a majority of the members entitled to vote on 
the item. 
    Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 15.38, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [SIBLEY HOUSE.] The Sibley House association may 
purchase fire, wind, hail, and vandalism insurance and insurance 
coverage for fine art objects from state appropriations. 
    Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 15.50, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [CAPITOL AREA PLAN.] (a) The board shall prepare, 
prescribe, and from time to time amend a comprehensive use plan 
for the capitol area, herein called the area in this 
subdivision, which shall initially consist consists of that 
portion of the city of Saint Paul comprehended within the 
following boundaries:  Beginning at the point of intersection of 
the centerline of the Arch-Pennsylvania freeway and the 
centerline of Marion Street, thence southerly along the 
centerline of Marion Street extended to a point 50 feet south of 
the south line of Concordia Avenue, thence southeasterly along a 
line extending 50 feet from the south line of Concordia Avenue 
to a point 125 feet from the west line of John Ireland 
Boulevard, thence southwesterly along a line extending 125 feet 
from the west line of John Ireland Boulevard to the south line 
of Dayton Avenue, thence northeasterly from the south line of 
Dayton Avenue to the west line of John Ireland Boulevard, thence 
northeasterly to the centerline of the intersection of Old 
Kellogg Boulevard and Summit Avenue, thence northeasterly along 
the centerline of Summit Avenue to the south line of the 
right-of-way of the Fifth Street ramp, thence southeasterly 
along the right-of-way of the Fifth Street ramp to the center 
line of the new West Kellogg Boulevard, thence southerly along 
the east line of the new West Kellogg Boulevard, to the center 
line of West Seventh Street, thence northeasterly along the 
center line of West Seventh Street to the center line of the 
Fifth Street ramp, thence northwesterly along the center line of 
the Fifth Street ramp to the east line of the right-of-way of 
Interstate Highway 35-E, thence northeasterly along the east 
line of the right-of-way of Interstate Highway 35-E to the south 
line of the right-of-way of Interstate Highway 94, thence 
easterly along the south line of the right-of-way of Interstate 
Highway 94 to the west line of St. Peter Street, thence 
southerly to the south line of Eleventh Street, thence easterly 
along the south line of Eleventh Street to the west line of 
Cedar Street, thence southeasterly along the west line of Cedar 
Street to the centerline of Tenth Street, thence northeasterly 
along the centerline of Tenth Street to the centerline of 
Minnesota Street, thence northwesterly along the centerline of 
Minnesota Street to the centerline of Eleventh Street, thence 
northeasterly along the centerline of Eleventh Street to the 
centerline of Jackson Street, thence northwesterly along the 
centerline of Jackson Street to the centerline of the 
Arch-Pennsylvania freeway extended, thence westerly along the 
centerline of the Arch-Pennsylvania freeway extended and Marion 
Street to the point of origin.  If construction of the labor 
interpretive center does not commence prior to December 31, 
1996, at the site recommended by the board, the boundaries of 
the capitol area revert to their configuration as of 
1992.  Pursuant to Under the comprehensive plan, or any a 
portion thereof of it, the board may regulate, by means of 
zoning rules adopted pursuant to under the administrative 
procedure act, the kind, character, height, and location, of 
buildings and other structures constructed or used, the size of 
yards and open spaces, the percentage of lots that may be 
occupied, and the uses of land, buildings and other structures, 
within the area.  To protect and enhance the dignity, beauty, 
and architectural integrity of the capitol area, the board is 
further empowered to include in its zoning rules design review 
procedures and standards with respect to any proposed 
construction activities in the capitol area significantly 
affecting the dignity, beauty, and architectural integrity of 
the area.  No person shall may undertake these construction 
activities as defined in the board's rules in the capitol area 
without first submitting construction plans to the board, 
obtaining a zoning permit from the board, and receiving a 
written certification from the board specifying that the person 
has complied with all design review procedures and standards.  
Violation of the zoning rules is a misdemeanor.  The board may, 
at its option, proceed to abate any violation by injunction.  
The board and the city of St. Paul shall cooperate in assuring 
that the area adjacent to the capitol area is developed in a 
manner that is in keeping with the purpose of the board and the 
provisions of the comprehensive plan.  
     (b) The commissioner of administration shall act as a 
consultant to the board with regard to the physical structural 
needs of the state.  The commissioner shall make studies and 
report the results to the board when they request it requests 
reports for their its planning purpose.  
    (c) No public building, street, parking lot, or monument, 
or other construction shall may be built or altered on any 
public lands within the area unless the plans for the same 
conforms project conform to the comprehensive use plan as 
specified in clause (d) and to the requirement for competitive 
plans as specified in clause (e).  No alteration substantially 
changing the external appearance of any existing public building 
approved in the comprehensive plan or the exterior or interior 
design of any proposed new public building the plans for which 
were secured by competition under clause (e), may be made 
without the prior consent of the board.  The commissioner of 
administration shall consult with the board regarding internal 
changes having the effect of substantially altering the 
architecture of the interior of any proposed building.  
    (d) The comprehensive plan shall must show the existing 
land uses and recommend future uses including:  areas for public 
taking and use; zoning for private land and criteria for 
development of public land, including building areas and open 
spaces; vehicular and pedestrian circulation; utilities systems; 
vehicular storage; elements of landscape architecture.  No 
substantial alteration or improvement shall may be made to 
public lands or buildings in the area save with the written 
approval of the board.  
    (e) The board shall secure by competitions, plans for any 
new public building.  Plans for any comprehensive plan, 
landscaping scheme, street plan, or property acquisition, 
which that may be proposed, or for any proposed alteration of 
any existing public building, landscaping scheme or street plan 
may be secured by a similar competition.  Such A competition 
shall must be conducted under rules prescribed by the board and 
may be of any type which meets the competition standards of the 
American Institute of Architects.  Designs selected shall become 
the property of the state of Minnesota, and the board may award 
one or more premiums in each such competition and may pay such 
the costs and fees as that may be required for the its conduct 
thereof.  At the option of the board, plans for projects 
estimated to cost less than $1,000,000 may be approved without 
competition provided such the plans have been considered by the 
advisory committee described in clause paragraph (f).  Plans for 
projects estimated to cost less than $400,000 and for 
construction of streets need not be considered by the advisory 
committee if in conformity with the comprehensive plan.  
    (f) The board shall may not adopt any plan under clause 
paragraph (e) unless it first receives the comments and 
criticism of an advisory committee of three persons, each of 
whom is either an architect or a planner, who have been selected 
and appointed as follows:  one by the board of the arts, one by 
the board, and one by the Minnesota Society of the American 
Institute of Architects.  Members of the committee shall may not 
be contestants under clause (e).  The comments and 
criticism shall must be a matter of public information.  The 
committee shall advise the board on all architectural and 
planning matters.  For that purpose:, 
    (1) the committee shall must be kept currently informed 
concerning, and have access to, all data, including all plans, 
studies, reports and proposals, relating to the area as the same 
data are developed or in the process of preparation, whether by 
the commissioner of administration, the commissioner of trade 
and economic development, the metropolitan council, the city of 
Saint Paul, or by any architect, planner, agency or 
organization, public or private, retained by the board or not 
retained and engaged in any work or planning relating to the 
area., and a copy of any such data prepared by any public 
employee or agency shall must be filed with the board promptly 
upon completion;. 
    (2) The board may employ such stenographic or technical 
help as that may be reasonable to assist the committee to 
perform its duties;. 
    (3) When so directed by the board, the committee may serve 
as, and any member or members thereof of the committee may serve 
on, the jury or as professional advisor for any architectural 
competition.  The board shall select the architectural advisor 
and jurors for any competition with the advice of the committee; 
and. 
    (4) The city of Saint Paul shall advise the board.  
    (g) The comprehensive plan for the area shall must be 
developed and maintained in close cooperation with the 
commissioner of trade and economic development and, the planning 
department and the council for the city of Saint Paul, and the 
board of the arts, and no such plan or amendment thereof shall 
of a plan may be effective without 90 days' notice to the 
planning department of the city of Saint Paul and the board of 
the arts.  
    (h) The board and the commissioner of administration, 
jointly, shall prepare, prescribe, and from time to time revise 
standards and policies governing the repair, alteration, 
furnishing, appearance, and cleanliness of the public and 
ceremonial areas of the state capitol building.  Pursuant to 
this power, The board shall consult with and receive advice from 
the director of the Minnesota state historical society regarding 
the historic fidelity of plans for the capitol building.  The 
standards and policies developed as herein provided shall be 
under this paragraph are binding upon the commissioner of 
administration.  The provisions of sections 14.02, 14.04 to 
14.36, 14.38, and 14.44 to 14.45 shall do not apply to this 
clause.  
      (i) The board in consultation with the commissioner of 
administration shall prepare and submit to the legislature and 
the governor no later than October 1 of each even-numbered year 
a report on the status of implementation of the comprehensive 
plan together with a program for capital improvements and site 
development, and the commissioner of administration shall 
provide the necessary cost estimates for the program.  
      (j) The state shall, by the attorney general upon the 
recommendation of the board and within appropriations available 
for that purpose, acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain 
proceedings any real property situated in the area described in 
this section, and it shall may also have the power to acquire an 
interest less than a fee simple interest in the property, if it 
finds that it the property is needed for future expansion or 
beautification of the area.  
     (k) The board is the successor of the state veterans' 
service building commission, and as such may adopt rules and may 
reenact the rules adopted by its predecessor under Laws 1945, 
chapter 315, and acts amendatory thereof amendments to it.  
     (l) The board shall meet at the call of the chair and at 
such other times as it may prescribe.  
     (m) The commissioner of administration shall assign 
quarters in the state veterans service building to (1) the 
department of veterans affairs, of which such a part as that 
the commissioner of administration and commissioner of veterans 
affairs may mutually determine shall must be on the first floor 
above the ground, and (2) the American Legion, Veterans of 
Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the 
Purple Heart, United Spanish War Veterans, and Veterans of World 
War I, and their auxiliaries, incorporated, or when 
incorporated, under the laws of the state, and (3) as space 
becomes available, to such other state departments and agencies 
as the commissioner may deem desirable. 
    Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16A.128, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [NO RULEMAKING.] The kinds of fees that need not 
be fixed by rule unless specifically required by law are:  
    (1) fees based on actual direct costs of a service; 
    (2) one-time fees; 
    (3) fees that produce insignificant revenues; 
    (4) fees billed within or between state agencies; 
    (5) fees exempt from commissioner approval; or 
    (6) fees for admissions to or use of facilities operated by 
the iron range resources and rehabilitation board, if the fees 
are set according to prevailing market conditions to recover 
operating costs; or 
    (7) fees established by the Minnesota historical society. 
    Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16A.28, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 8.  [EXCEPTIONS.] Except as provided by law, an 
appropriation made to the Minnesota historical society, if not 
spent during the first year, may be spent during the second year 
of a biennium.  An unexpended balance remaining at the end of a 
biennium lapses and shall be returned to the fund from which 
appropriated.  An appropriation made to the society for all or 
part of a biennium may be spent in either year of the biennium. 
    Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16A.72, is 
amended to read: 
    16A.72 [INCOME CREDITED TO GENERAL FUND; EXCEPTIONS.] 
    All income, including fees or receipts of any nature, shall 
be credited to the general fund, except:  
    (1) federal aid; 
    (2) contributions, or reimbursements received for any 
account of any division or department for which an appropriation 
is made by law; 
    (3) income to the University of Minnesota; 
    (4) income to revolving funds now established in 
institutions under the control of the commissioners of 
corrections or human services; 
    (5) investment earnings resulting from the master lease 
program, except that the amount credited to another fund or 
account may not exceed the amount of the additional expense 
incurred by that fund or account through participation in the 
master lease program; 
    (6) receipts from the operation of patients' and inmates' 
stores and vending machines, which shall be deposited in the 
social welfare fund in each institution for the benefit of the 
patients and inmates; 
    (7) money received in payment for services of inmate labor 
employed in the industries carried on in the state correctional 
facilities which receipts shall be credited to the current 
expense fund of those facilities; 
    (8) as provided in sections 16B.57 and 85.22; or 
    (9) income to the Minnesota historical society; or 
    (10) as otherwise provided by law. 
    Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16B.06, 
subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2a.  [EXCEPTION.] The requirements of subdivision 2 
do not apply to state contracts distributing state or federal 
funds pursuant to the federal Economic Dislocation and Worker 
Adjustment Assistance Act, United States Code, title 29, section 
1651 et seq., or sections 268.9771, 268.978, 268.9781, and 
268.9782.  For these contracts, the commissioner of jobs and 
training is authorized to directly enter into state contracts 
with approval of the governor's job training council and 
encumber available funds to ensure a rapid response to the needs 
of dislocated workers.  The commissioner shall adopt internal 
procedures to administer and monitor funds distributed under 
these contracts. 
    Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 44A.01, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [BOARD MEMBERSHIP.] (a) The corporation is 
governed by a board of directors consisting of: 
    (1) six four members, representing the international 
business community, elected to six-year terms by the association 
of members established under section 4, subdivision 2, clause 
(5); 
    (2) three four members, representing the international 
business community, appointed by the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the senate, to six-year terms serve at the 
governor's pleasure; and 
    (3) six legislators appointed under paragraph (b) the mayor 
of St. Paul or the mayor's designee; and 
    (4) the commissioners of trade and economic development, 
agriculture, and commerce. 
    Members appointed by the governor must be knowledgeable or 
experienced in international trade in products or services. 
    (b) Legislator members are three members of the senate 
appointed under the rules of the senate and three members of the 
house of representatives appointed by the speaker.  One member 
from each house must be appointed from the minority party of 
that house.  Except for the initial members, who are to be 
appointed following enactment, they are appointed at the 
beginning of each regular session of the legislature for 
two-year terms.  A legislator who remains a member of the body 
from which the legislator was appointed may serve until a 
successor is appointed and qualifies.  A vacancy in a legislator 
member's term is filled for the unexpired portion of the term in 
the same manner as the original appointment.  
    Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 44A.01, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [ORGANIZATION.] The board shall elect a chair 
from the representatives of the international business community 
appointed by the governor, and an executive committee from its 
members.  
    Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 44A.025, is 
amended to read: 
    44A.025 [DUTIES.] 
    The board shall: 
    (1) promote and market the Minnesota world trade center; 
    (2) sponsor conferences or other promotional events in the 
conference and service center; 
    (3) adopt bylaws governing operation of the corporation by 
November 1, 1987; 
    (4) establish a Minnesota world trade center club program 
in accordance with the development agreement; 
    (5) conduct public relations and liaison activities between 
the corporation and the international business community; 
    (6) (5) establish and maintain an office in the Minnesota 
world trade center; and 
    (7) (6) not duplicate programs or services provided by the 
commissioner of trade and economic development, the Minnesota 
trade division, or the commissioner of agriculture. 
    Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 82.21, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 2a.  [BROKER PAYMENT CONSOLIDATION.] For all license 
renewal fees, recovery fund renewal fees, and recovery fund 
assessments pursuant to this section and section 82.34, the 
broker must remit the fees or assessments for the company, 
broker, and all salespersons licensed to the broker, in the form 
of a single check. 
    Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116J.617, is 
amended to read: 
    116J.617 [TOURISM LOAN PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The commissioner may 
establish a tourism revolving loan program and a tourism 
guarantee loan program to provide loans or, participate in 
loans, or guarantee loans to resorts, campgrounds, lodging 
facilities, and other tourism-related businesses.  The 
commissioner shall work with financial institutions in making or 
participating in loans or guaranteeing loans under this section. 
    Subd. 2.  [ELIGIBLE BORROWER.] To receive a loan under this 
section, the borrower must be a sole proprietorship, 
partnership, or corporation, or other person engaged in a 
tourism-related business or other entity that is defined by the 
standard industrial classification codes of 7011 and 7033 as set 
out in the Code of Federal Regulations, title 13, section 
121.2.  An eligible borrower under this section must maintain 
the business or other entity as a tourism-related entity as 
defined by this subdivision during the term of the loan.  An 
eligible borrower may not receive a loan or loan guarantee under 
this section if the borrower has received a tourism-related 
loan, loan participation, or guarantee made by the state or 
participated in by the state in the past three years 36 months. 
    Subd. 3.  [ELIGIBLE LOAN.] The maximum loan made or 
participated in under this section may not be for more than 50 
percent of the total cost of the project.  Loan proceeds may be 
used for the following purposes:  acquisition of an existing 
building, building construction and improvement, land site 
improvement, equipment, other construction costs, and 
engineering costs.  Project-related expenditures made more than 
30 days before an application may not be financed by a loan 
made, guaranteed, or participated in under this section. 
    Subd. 4.  [LOAN TERMS.] The maximum term of a loan made, 
guaranteed, or participated in under this section may not exceed 
the useful life of the real property or 80 percent of the useful 
life of the equipment or machinery, or the following limits, 
whichever is less: 
    (1) ten years for land, building, or other real property; 
    (2) five years for equipment or machinery; or 
    (3) a weighted average of the limits under clauses (1) and 
(2) for loans made, guaranteed, or participated in for a 
combination of real property and equipment or machinery. 
    The commissioner may establish interest rates for loans 
made under this section.  All loans made must be secured by 
collateral. 
    Subd. 5.  [TOURISM LOAN ACCOUNT.] The tourism loan account 
is created in the special revenue fund.  The fund consists of 
money appropriated or transferred to the account and interest 
collected through the tourism revolving loan program, and gifts, 
donations, and bequests made to the account.  Money in the 
account is appropriated to the commissioner for purposes of this 
section.  Fees collected through the tourism revolving loan 
program must be credited to the general fund. 
    Subd. 6.  [INVESTMENT INTEREST.] All interest and profits 
accruing from the investment of money from the tourism loan 
account are credited to the account, and any loss incurred in 
the principal of the investments of the account is debited to 
the account. 
    Sec. 47.  [116J.655] [YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION 
PROGRAM.] 
    The commissioner of trade and economic development shall 
establish a youth entrepreneurship education program to improve 
the academic and entrepreneurial skills of students and aid in 
their transition from school to business creation.  The program 
shall strengthen local economies by creating jobs that enable 
citizens to remain in their communities and to foster 
cooperation among educators, economic development professionals, 
business leaders, and representatives of labor. 
    Sec. 48.  [116J.874] [AFFIRMATIVE ENTERPRISE PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) The definitions in this 
subdivision apply to this section. 
    (b) "Business entity" means a sole proprietorship, 
partnership, limited liability company, or corporation. 
    (c) "Disabled person" means a person with a disability as 
defined under section 363.01, subdivision 13. 
    (d) "Full-time employee" means an employee who is employed 
for at least 35 hours per week. 
    Subd. 2.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The commissioner of trade and 
economic development shall establish the affirmative enterprise 
program for the purpose of encouraging the full-time employment 
of disabled persons in areas of economic need.  The commissioner 
shall determine areas of economic need based on present and past 
levels of unemployment and population loss, and present and past 
reductions in industrial and business activity. 
    Subd. 3.  [ELIGIBILITY.] A business entity is eligible for 
an affirmative enterprise grant if it meets the following 
criteria: 
    (1) except in the case of a business entity with fewer than 
ten employees, it employs at least 25 percent of its full-time 
employees from persons who are not disabled; 
    (2) it employs at least 50 percent of its full-time 
employees from disabled persons; 
    (3) it maintains an integrated work force of nondisabled 
and disabled persons at the highest possible level; 
    (4) every full-time employee has an employee status with 
all accompanying rights and responsibilities; 
    (5) the following benefits are provided to each full-time 
employee: 
    (i) paid vacation; 
    (ii) paid holidays; 
    (iii) paid sick leave; 
    (iv) a personalized career plan; 
    (v) retirement with employer participation; and 
    (vi) a copayment health insurance plan; 
    (6) a full-time employee selected by all employees of the 
business entity meets with the business entity's management at 
least once a month; 
    (7) each full-time employee is informed of other less 
restrictive employment when it becomes available; 
    (8) all full-time employees are required to participate in 
at least two evaluations per year with accompanying wage 
adjustments; and 
    (9) profit sharing based on the business entity's 
performance is provided to all full-time employees.  
    Subd. 4.  [GRANTS.] Affirmative enterprise grants must be 
used by the business to provide training and support services to 
disabled persons in conjunction with economic development. 
    Subd. 5.  [PREFERENCE.] Preference for grant awards must be 
given to a business entity that:  (1) offers ownership options 
or individual personal improvement plans with employer-sponsored 
training, has a long-term business plan, and is working 
collaboratively with the local economic development authority or 
organization; or (2) has a higher percentage of disabled 
employees than another eligible entity. 
    Subd. 6.  [EXPIRATION.] This section expires July 1, 1995.  
By January 1, 1995, the management analysis division of the 
department of administration shall evaluate the program and if 
warranted based on outcomes recommend to the legislature a 
funding source for this program and a state agency to administer 
the program. 
    Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116J.982, is 
amended to read: 
    116J.982 [COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] For the purposes of this 
section, the terms in this subdivision have the meanings given 
them: 
    (a) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of trade and 
economic development. 
    (b) "Economic development region" means an area so 
designated in the governor's executive order number 60 83-15, 
dated June 12, 1970, as amended March 15, 1983. 
    (c) "Federal poverty level" means the income level 
established by the United States Community Services 
Administration in Code of Federal Regulations, title 45, section 
1060.2-2 published annually by the United States Department of 
Health and Human Services under authority of the Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act of 1981, Public Law Number 97-35, title VI, 
section 673(2). 
    (d) "Low income" means an annual income below the federal 
poverty level.  
    (e) A "low-income area" means an area in which (1) ten 
percent of the population have low incomes, or (2) there is one 
or more recognized subareas such as a census tract, city, 
township, or county in which 15 percent of the population have 
low incomes. 
    Subd. 2.  [ADMINISTRATION.] The commissioner shall 
administer this section and shall enforce the rules related to 
the community development corporations adopted by the 
commissioner except for subdivision 6, which shall be 
administered by the commissioner of housing finance.  
The commissioner commissioners of trade and economic development 
and housing finance may amend, suspend, repeal, or otherwise 
modify these, separately or jointly, adopt rules as provided for 
in chapter 14 necessary to implement this section. 
    Subd. 3.  [GRANTS CERTIFICATION; CORPORATIONS ELIGIBLE.] (a)
The commissioner shall designate certify a community development 
corporation as eligible to receive grants under this section if 
the corporation is a nonprofit corporation incorporated under 
chapter 317A and meets the other criteria in this subdivision. 
    (b) The corporation, in its articles of incorporation or 
bylaws, shall must designate a low-income area as the specific 
geographic community within which it will operate.  At least ten 
percent of the population within the designated community must 
have low incomes.  Within the metropolitan area as defined in 
section 473.121, subdivision 2 cities of the first class, a 
designated community must be an identifiable neighborhood or a 
combination of neighborhoods but may not be the entire city.  
Outside cities of the first class, a designated community may be 
an identifiable neighborhood or neighborhoods, or home rule 
charter or statutory cities, townships, unincorporated areas, or 
combinations of those entities.  Outside the metropolitan area, 
designated communities, so far as possible, but may not be an 
entire economic development region nor cross existing economic 
development region boundaries except as provided in this 
section.  If a proposed geographic area overlaps the designated 
community of a community development corporation existing before 
August 1, 1987, the proposed community development corporation 
shall obtain the written consent of the existing community 
development corporation before the proposed corporation may be 
designated as eligible to receive grants under this section. 
    (c) The corporation's major purpose, in its articles of 
incorporation or bylaws, must be economic development, 
redevelopment, or housing in its designated community. 
    (d) The corporation shall limit voting membership to 
residents of its designated area must be tax exempt under 
section 501, paragraph (c), clause (3), of the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986, as amended. 
    (d) (e) The corporation shall have a board of directors 
with 15 to 30 members unless the corporation can demonstrate to 
the satisfaction of the commissioner that a smaller or larger 
board is more advantageous membership and board of directors of 
the corporation must be representative of the designated 
community.  At least 40 percent of the directors must have 
incomes that do not exceed 80 percent of the county median 
family income or 80 percent of the statewide median family 
income as determined by the state demographer, whichever is 
less, and the remaining directors must be members of the 
business or financial community and the community at large.  To 
the greatest extent possible, and At least 20 percent of the 
directors shall have low incomes or shall reside in low-income 
areas described in subdivision 1, paragraph (e), clause (1), or 
the low-income subarea described in subdivision 1, paragraph 
(e), clause (2).  At least 60 percent of, the directors must be 
residents of the designated community.  Directors who meet the 
income limitations of this paragraph must be elected by the 
members of the corporation.  The remaining directors may be 
elected by the members or appointed by the directors who meet 
the income limitations of this paragraph.  Other directors shall 
be business, financial, or civic leaders or 
representatives-at-large of the designated community.  
Notwithstanding the requirements of this paragraph, a 
corporation which meets board structure requirements for a 
community housing development corporation under Code of Federal 
Regulations, title 24, part 92.2, is deemed to meet the board 
membership requirements of this subdivision. 
    (e) (f) The corporation shall hire low-income residents of 
the designated community to fill nonmanagerial and 
nonprofessional positions shall not discriminate against any 
persons on the basis of a status protected under chapter 363.  
    (f) (g) The corporation shall demonstrate that it has or 
will have can obtain the technical skills to analyze projects, 
that it is familiar with other available public and private 
funding sources and economic development, redevelopment, and 
housing programs, and that it is capable of packaging economic 
development, redevelopment, and housing projects. 
    (h) The corporation must have completed two or more 
economic development, redevelopment, or housing projects within 
its designated community during the last three years. 
    Subd. 4.  [GRANT APPROVAL FOR PROJECTS CERTIFICATION.] The 
commissioner shall approve a grant to a community development 
corporation only for a project carried on within the designated 
community, except when the corporation demonstrates that a 
project carried on outside will have a significant impact inside 
the designated community.  The commissioner shall certify as a 
community development corporation any organization which meets 
the criteria in subdivision 3.  The certification is for two 
years from the date of certification and is renewable.  The 
commissioner shall certify as a community development 
corporation for a nonrenewable period of three years from the 
date of certification an organization which meets all the 
criteria in subdivision 3, except for paragraphs (d) and (h), 
but which plans to meet those requirements by the end of the 
three years. 
    As part of the certification process, the commissioner 
shall resolve disputes concerning boundaries of the designated 
community of a community development corporation. 
    Subd. 5.  [USE OF GRANT GRANTS; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
CONTRACTS.] The commissioner may approve make a grant to a 
community development corporation for planning, including 
organization of the corporation, training of the directors, 
creation of a comprehensive community economic development plan, 
and enter into contracts with certified community development 
corporations for: 
    (1) specific economic development projects within the 
designated community, such as development of a proposal for a 
venture grant, or for establishment of a business venture, 
including assistance to an existing business venture, purchase 
of partial or full ownership of a business venture, real estate 
development, strategic development planning, infrastructure 
development, or development of resources or facilities necessary 
for the establishment of a business venture; 
    (2) dissemination of information about, or taking 
applications for, programs operated by the commissioner; and 
    (3) developing the internal organizational capacity to 
engage in economic development activities such as the 
partnership activities listed in clause (1). 
    Subd. 6.  [ASSIGNEE HOUSING CONTRACTS.] The commissioner 
must be named as an assignee of the rights of a state-funded 
community development corporation on any loan or other evidence 
of debt provided by a community development corporation to a 
private enterprise.  The assignment of rights must provide that 
it will be effective upon the dormancy or cessation of existence 
of the community development corporation.  "Dormancy" for the 
purpose of this section means the continuation of the 
corporation in name only without any functioning officers or 
activities.  Upon the cessation of the activities of a 
state-funded community development corporation, any assigned 
money paid to the commissioner must be deposited in the state 
treasury and credited to the general fund.  The commissioner of 
the housing finance agency may enter into contracts with 
certified community development corporations for purposes of 
housing activities associated with economic development activity 
under subdivision 5. 
    Subd. 6a.  [SECONDARY MARKET.] A community development 
corporation may sell, at private or public sale, at the price or 
prices determined by the corporation, any note, mortgage, lease, 
sublease, lease purchase, or other instrument or obligation 
evidencing or securing a loan made for the purpose of economic 
development, job creation, redevelopment, or community 
revitalization by a public agency to a business, for-profit or 
nonprofit organization, or an individual. 
    Subd. 7.  [FACTORS FOR GRANT APPROVAL OTHER PROGRAMS.] 
Factors considered by the commissioner in approving a grant to a 
community development corporation must include the creation of 
employment opportunities, the maximization of profit, and the 
effect on securing money from sources other than the state.  A 
certified community development corporation is eligible to 
participate in a program available to nonprofit organizations 
which is operated by the commissioners of trade and economic 
development or housing finance if the certified development 
corporation meets the requirements of the program. 
    Subd. 7a.  [REAL ESTATE LICENSE EXEMPTION.] A certified 
community development corporation is exempt from the licensure 
requirements of section 82.20. 
    Subd. 8.  [PROHIBITION.] Grants under this section are not 
available for programs conducted by churches or religious 
organizations or for securing or developing social services. 
    Subd. 9.  [NO EXCLUSION.] A person may not be excluded from 
participation in a program funded under this section because of 
race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin. 
    Sec. 50. [116J.987] [DEFINITIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION.] The definitions in this 
section apply to sections 116J.987 to 116J.990. 
    Subd. 2.  [BOARD.] "Board" means the board of invention. 
    Subd. 3.  [COMMERCIAL INVENTION.] "Commercial invention" 
means new and useful processes, machines, manufacturing 
procedures, or any new and useful improvements or applications 
of commercial inventions, regardless of whether or not the 
invention is patentable. 
    Subd. 4.  [INVENTION.] "Invention" means creative activity 
resulting in new and potentially useful and applied products or 
ideas of commercial and social merit.  Invention includes 
commercial and social inventions. 
    Subd. 5.  [SOCIAL INVENTION.] "Social invention" means new 
procedures, new uses for known procedures, and organizations 
that change the way in which people relate to their environment 
or to each other. 
    Sec. 51.  [116J.988] [BOARD OF INVENTION.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The board of invention 
consists of 11 members appointed by the governor, subject to the 
advice and consent of the senate.  One member must be appointed 
from each of the congressional districts.  The remaining members 
may be appointed at large. 
    Subd. 2.  [TERMS.] The membership terms, removal, and 
filling of vacancies of board members are as provided in section 
15.0575. 
    Subd. 3.  [CHAIR; OTHER OFFICERS.] The board shall annually 
elect a chair and other officers as necessary from its members. 
    Subd. 4.  [STAFF.] The board may employ an executive 
director who is knowledgeable in invention and has demonstrated 
proficiency in the administration of programs relating to 
invention.  The executive director shall perform the duties that 
the board may require in carrying out its responsibilities.  
     Sec. 52.  [116J.989] [POWERS.] 
     Subdivision 1.  [CONTRACTS.] The board may enter into 
contracts and grant agreements necessary to carry out its 
responsibilities. 
     Subd. 2.  [GIFTS; GRANTS.] The board may apply for, accept, 
and disburse gifts, grants, or other property from the United 
States, the state, private foundations, or any other source.  It 
may enter into an agreement required for the gifts or grants and 
may hold, use, and dispose of its assets in accordance with the 
terms of the gift, grant, or agreement.  Money received by the 
board under this subdivision must be deposited in the state 
treasury.  The amount deposited is appropriated to the board to 
carry out its duties. 
    Sec. 53.  [116J.990] [DUTIES.] 
     Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL DUTIES.] The board shall encourage 
the creation, performance, and appreciation of invention in the 
state.  The board shall investigate and evaluate new methods to 
enhance invention. 
     Subd. 2.  [GRANT PROGRAM.] The board shall establish an 
invention grant program to award grants to individuals, 
nonprofits, or private organizations to encourage the 
development of both commercial and social inventions. 
     Subd. 3.  [TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.] The board shall provide 
information services relating to invention to the general public.
    Subd. 4.  [COORDINATION.] The board may review all public 
and private programs relating to invention and innovation.  
     Subd. 5.  [BUDGET.] The board shall adopt an annual budget 
and work program. 
     Subd. 6.  [REPORT.] The board shall submit a report to the 
legislature and the governor by January 31 of each year.  The 
report must include a review of invention activities in the 
state, a review of the board's activities, a listing of grants 
made under the invention grant program, an evaluation of 
invention initiatives, and recommendations concerning state 
support of invention activities. 
     Subd. 7.  [STATE FUNDING PROHIBITED.] No state money may be 
appropriated to the board.  The board must utilize private funds 
and nonstate public money to fund its activities. 
    Sec. 54.  [116M.14] [DEFINITIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [TERMS.] For the purposes of this chapter, 
the following terms have the meaning given them.  
    Subd. 2.  [BOARD.] "Board" means the urban initiative board.
    Subd. 3.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
commissioner of trade and economic development.  
    Subd. 4.  [LOW-INCOME AREA.] "Low-income area" means 
Minneapolis, St. Paul, and inner ring suburbs as defined by the 
metropolitan council that had a median household income below 
$31,000 as reported in the 1990 census. 
    Subd. 5.  [MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE.] "Minority 
business enterprise" means a business that is majority owned and 
operated by persons belonging to a racial or ethnic minority as 
defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 23.5. 
    Sec. 55.  [116M.15] [URBAN INITIATIVE BOARD.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [CREATION; MEMBERSHIP.] The urban 
initiative board is created and consists of the commissioners of 
trade and economic development and jobs and training, the chair 
of the metropolitan council, and eight members from the general 
public appointed by the governor.  Six of the public members 
must be representatives from minority business enterprises.  No 
more than four of the public members may be of one gender.  All 
public members must be experienced in business or economic 
development. 
    Subd. 2.  [MEMBERSHIP TERMS.] The membership terms, 
compensation, removal, and filling of vacancies of public 
members of the board are as provided in section 15.0575.  
    Subd. 3.  [CHAIR; OTHER OFFICERS.] The commissioner of 
trade and economic development shall serve as chair of the 
board.  The board may elect other officers as necessary from its 
members.  
    Subd. 4.  [STAFF.] The commissioner of trade and economic 
development shall provide staff, consultant support, materials, 
and administrative services necessary for the board's 
activities.  The services must include personnel, budget, 
payroll, and contract administration. 
    Sec. 56.  [116M.16] [POWERS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [CONTRACTS.] The board may enter into 
contracts and grant agreements necessary to carry out its 
responsibilities.  
    Subd. 2.  [GIFTS; GRANTS; APPROPRIATION.] The board may 
apply for, accept, and disburse gifts, grants, loans, or other 
property from the United States, the state, private foundations, 
or any other source.  It may enter into an agreement required 
for the gifts, grants, or loans and may hold, use, and dispose 
of its assets in accordance with the terms of the gift, grant, 
loan, or agreement.  Money received by the board under this 
subdivision must be deposited in a separate account in the state 
treasury.  The amount deposited is appropriated to the board to 
carry out its duties.  
    Sec. 57.  [116M.17] [DUTIES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL DUTIES.] The board shall 
investigate and evaluate methods to enhance urban development, 
particularly methods relating to economic diversification 
through minority business enterprises and job creation for 
minority and other persons in low-income areas.  The enterprises 
shall include, but are not limited to, technologically 
innovative industries, value-added manufacturing, and 
information industries.  
    Subd. 2.  [TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.] The board through the 
department, shall provide technical assistance and development 
information services to state agencies, regional agencies, 
special districts, local governments, and the public, with 
special emphasis on minority communities.  
    Subd. 3.  [BUDGET.] The board shall adopt an annual budget 
and work program and a biennial budget.  
    Subd. 4.  [REPORTS.] The board shall submit an annual 
report to the legislature of an accounting of loans made under 
section 116M.18, including information on loans to minority 
business enterprises, the impact on low-income areas, and 
recommendations concerning minority business development and 
jobs for persons in low-income areas. 
    Sec. 58.  [116M.18] [URBAN CHALLENGE GRANTS PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ELIGIBILITY RULES.] The board shall make 
urban challenge grants for use in low-income areas to nonprofit 
corporations to encourage private investment, to provide jobs 
for minority persons and others in low-income areas, to create 
and strengthen minority business enterprises, and to promote 
economic development in a low-income area.  The board shall 
adopt rules to establish criteria for determining loan 
eligibility. 
    Subd. 2.  [CHALLENGE GRANT ELIGIBILITY; NONPROFIT 
CORPORATION.] The board may enter into agreements with nonprofit 
corporations to fund loans the nonprofit corporation makes in 
low-income areas under subdivision 4.  A corporation must 
demonstrate that:  
    (1) its board of directors includes citizens experienced in 
development, minority business enterprises, and creating jobs in 
low-income areas; 
    (2) it has the technical skills to analyze projects; 
    (3) it is familiar with other available public and private 
funding sources and economic development programs; 
    (4) it can initiate and implement economic development 
projects; 
    (5) it can establish and administer a revolving loan 
account; and 
    (6) it can work with job referral networks which assist 
minority and other persons in low-income areas. 
    Subd. 3.  [REVOLVING LOAN FUND.] The board shall establish 
a revolving loan fund to make grants to nonprofit corporations 
for the purpose of making loans to new and expanding businesses 
in a low-income area to promote minority business enterprises 
and job creation for minority and other persons in low-income 
areas.  Eligible business enterprises include, but are not 
limited to, technologically innovative industries, value-added 
manufacturing, and information industries.  Loan applications 
given preliminary approval by the nonprofit corporation must be 
forwarded to the board for approval.  The commissioner must give 
final approval for each loan made by the nonprofit corporation.  
The amount of a grant may not exceed 50 percent of each loan.  
The amount of nonstate money must equal at least 50 percent for 
each loan. 
    Subd. 4.  [BUSINESS LOAN CRITERIA.] (a) The criteria in 
this subdivision apply to loans made under the urban challenge 
grant program.  
    (b) Loans must be made to businesses that are not likely to 
undertake a project for which loans are sought without 
assistance from the urban challenge grant program.  
    (c) A loan must be used for a project designed to benefit 
persons in low-income areas through the creation of job 
opportunities for them.  Among loan applicants, priority must be 
given, on the basis of the number of permanent jobs created or 
retained by the project and the proportion of nonpublic money 
leveraged by the loan.  Priority must also be given for loans to 
the lowest income areas.  
    (d) The minimum loan is $5,000 and the maximum is $150,000. 
    (e) With the approval of the commissioner, a loan may be 
used to provide up to 50 percent of the private investment 
required to qualify for a grant from the economic recovery 
account.  
    (f) A loan must be matched by at least an equal amount of 
new private investment.  
    (g) A loan may not be used for a retail development project.
    (h) The business must agree to work with job referral 
networks that focus on minority applicants from low-income areas.
    Subd. 5.  [REVOLVING FUND ADMINISTRATION; RULES.] (a) The 
board shall establish a minimum interest rate for loans to 
ensure that necessary loan administration costs are covered.  
    (b) Loan repayment amounts equal to one-half of the 
principal and interest must be deposited in a revolving fund 
created by the board for challenge grants.  The remaining amount 
of the loan repayment may be deposited in a revolving loan fund 
created by the nonprofit corporation originating the loan being 
repaid for further distribution, consistent with the loan 
criteria specified in subdivision 4.  
    (c) Administrative expenses of the board may be paid out of 
the interest earned on loans.  
    Subd. 6.  [RULES.] The board shall adopt rules to implement 
this section.  
    Subd. 7.  [COOPERATION.] A nonprofit corporation that 
receives an urban challenge grant shall cooperate with other 
organizations, including but not limited to, community 
development corporations, community action agencies, and the 
Minnesota small business development centers.  
    Subd. 8.  [REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.] A corporation that 
receives a challenge grant shall:  
    (1) submit an annual report to the board by September 30 of 
each year that includes a description of projects supported by 
the urban challenge grant program, an account of loans made 
during the calendar year, the program's impact on minority 
business enterprises and job creation for minority persons and 
persons in low-income areas, the source and amount of money 
collected and distributed by the urban challenge grant program, 
the program's assets and liabilities, and an explanation of 
administrative expenses; and 
    (2) provide for an independent annual audit to be performed 
in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices and 
auditing standards and submit a copy of each annual audit report 
to the board. 
    Sec. 59.  [129D.06] [GRANTS TO ARTS ORGANIZATIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [STATE ARTS ACCOUNT; APPROPRIATION.] The 
state arts account consists of amounts credited to it by law.  
Money in the account is appropriated to the board for annual 
distribution as follows, after deducting the board's reasonable 
expenses for administration: 
    (1) 85 percent must be used to fund grants to qualified 
arts organizations as provided in subdivision 2; and 
    (2) 15 percent must be distributed to the regional arts 
councils designated by the board through the board acting as a 
fiscal agent for the regional arts councils. 
    Subd. 2.  [GRANTS; AMOUNT.] The board shall make grants to 
qualified arts organizations.  The amount of the grant to each 
organization is the percentage of the organization's three-year 
average cash operating expense budget for nonprofit arts 
activities that, when applied to the three-year nonprofit 
average cash operating expense budgets of all qualified arts 
organizations, equals the amount available for distribution from 
the state arts account under subdivision 1.  The board shall 
require an organization that receives a grant under this section 
to annually report to the board in the form required by the 
board the purposes for which the grant was used. 
    As used in this section, "qualified arts organization" 
means a sponsoring organization as defined in section 129D.01, 
paragraph (d), that has applied for a grant under this section 
if the board finds that the organization: 
    (1) has a three-year average cash operating expense budget 
for nonprofit arts activities of at least $100,000, as adjusted 
annually by a consumer price index determined by the board; and 
    (2) is a recipient of a grant from the board or from one of 
the regional arts councils in the fiscal year in which 
application is made. 
    Under emergency circumstances as defined by the board, a 
sponsoring organization may be reevaluated using established 
review criteria prior to receiving a grant under this section. 
    A "qualified arts organization" does not include an 
organization that receives any proceeds from a tax levy under 
section 450.25. 
    Sec. 60.  [138A.01] [LABOR INTERPRETIVE CENTER; BOARD OF 
DIRECTORS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The labor interpretive 
center is a public corporation of the state and is not subject 
to the laws governing a state agency except as provided in this 
chapter.  
    Subd. 2.  [PURPOSE.] The purpose of the labor interpretive 
center is to celebrate the contribution of working people to the 
past, present, and future of Minnesota; to spur an interest 
among the people of Minnesota in their own family and community 
traditions of work; to help young people discover their work 
skills and opportunities for a productive working life; and to 
advance the teaching of work and labor studies in schools and 
colleges. 
    Subd. 3.  [BOARD OF DIRECTORS.] The center is governed by a 
board of ten directors.  The membership terms, compensation, 
removal, and filling of vacancies of members of the board are as 
provided in section 15.0575.  Membership of the board consists 
of: 
    (1) three directors appointed by the governor; 
    (2) one director appointed by the mayor of St. Paul, 
subject to the approval of the city council; 
    (3) three directors appointed by the speaker of the house 
of representatives; and 
    (4) three directors appointed by the subcommittee on 
committees of the senate committee on rules and administration. 
    Directors must be representatives of labor, business, state 
and local government, local education authorities, and arts 
groups.  The chairs of the senate committee on jobs, energy, and 
community development and the house of representatives committee 
on labor-management relations shall serve as nonvoting members. 
    The board shall select a chair of the board from its 
members, and any other officers of the board deemed necessary. 
    Subd. 4.  [LOCATION.] The center must be located in the 
capital area of St. Paul as defined in section 15.50, 
subdivision 2, at the site recommended by the capitol area 
architectural and planning board. 
    Subd. 5.  [MEETINGS OF THE BOARD.] The board shall meet at 
least twice a year and may hold additional meetings upon giving 
notice.  Board meetings are subject to section 471.705. 
    Subd. 6.  [CONFLICT OF INTEREST.] A director, employee, or 
officer of the center may not participate in or vote on a 
decision of the board relating to a matter in which the director 
has either a direct or indirect financial interest or a conflict 
of interest as described in section 10A.07. 
    Subd. 7.  [TORT CLAIMS.] The center is a state agency for 
purposes of section 3.736. 
    Sec. 61.  [138A.02] [CENTER PERSONNEL.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERALLY.] The board shall appoint an 
executive director of the center to serve in the unclassified 
service.  The executive director must be chosen on the basis of 
training, experience, and knowledge in the areas of labor 
history and the changing world of work.  The center shall employ 
staff, consultants, and other parties necessary to carry out the 
mission of the center. 
    Subd. 2.  [STATUS OF EMPLOYEES.] Employees of the center 
are executive branch state employees. 
    Sec. 62.  [138A.03] [POWERS; DUTIES; BOARD; CENTER.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL POWERS.] The board has the powers 
necessary for the care, management, and direction of the center. 
The powers include:  (1) overseeing the planning and 
construction of the center as funds are available; (2) leasing a 
temporary facility for the center during development of its 
organization and program; and (3) establishing advisory groups 
as needed to advise the board on program, policy, and related 
issues. 
    Subd. 2.  [DUTIES.] The center is a state agency for 
purposes of the following accounting and budgeting requirements: 
    (1) financial reports and other requirements under section 
16A.06; 
    (2) the state budget system under sections 16A.095, 16A.10, 
and 16A.11; 
    (3) the state allotment and encumbrance, and accounting 
systems under sections 16A.14, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, and 5; and 
16A.15, subdivisions 2 and 3; and 
    (4) indirect costs under section 16A.127. 
    Subd. 3.  [PROGRAM.] The board shall appoint a program 
advisory group to oversee the development of the center's 
programming.  It must consist of representatives of cultural and 
educational organizations, labor education specialists, and 
curriculum supervisors in local schools.  The program of the 
center may be implemented through exhibits, performances, 
seminars, films and multimedia presentations, participatory 
programs for all ages, and a resource center for teachers.  
Collaborative program development is encouraged with technical 
colleges, the Minnesota historical society, and other cultural 
institutions. 
    Subd. 4.  [BOARD OF GOVERNORS.] The board may establish a 
board of governors to incorporate as a nonprofit organization to 
receive donations for the center and to serve as honorary 
advisors to the board of directors. 
    Sec. 63.  [138A.04] [LABOR INTERPRETIVE CENTER ACCOUNT.] 
    The Minnesota labor interpretive center account is an 
account in the special revenue fund.  Funds in the account not 
needed for the immediate purposes of the center may be invested 
by the state board of investment in any way authorized by 
section 11A.24.  Funds in the account are appropriated to the 
center to be used as provided in this chapter.  
    Sec. 64.  [138A.05] [AUDITS.] 
    The center is subject to the auditing requirements of 
sections 3.971 and 3.972.  
    Sec. 65.  [138A.06] [ANNUAL REPORTS.] 
    The board shall submit annual reports to the legislature on 
the planning, development, and activities of the center.  The 
board shall supply more frequent reports if requested. 
    Sec. 66.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 216B.62, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [ASSESSING ALL PUBLIC UTILITIES.] (a) The 
department and commission shall quarterly, at least 30 days 
before the start of each quarter, estimate the total of their 
expenditures in the performance of their duties relating to (1) 
public utilities under section 216A.085, and sections 216B.01 to 
216B.67, other than amounts chargeable to public utilities under 
subdivision 2 or 6, and alternative energy engineering activity 
under section 216C.261.  The remainder, except the amount 
assessed against cooperatives and municipalities for alternative 
energy engineering activity under subdivision 5, shall be 
assessed by the commission and department to the several public 
utilities in proportion to their respective gross operating 
revenues from retail sales of gas or electric service within the 
state during the last calendar year.  The assessment shall be 
paid into the state treasury within 30 days after the bill has 
been mailed to the several public utilities, which shall 
constitute notice of the assessment and demand of payment 
thereof.  The total amount which may be assessed to the public 
utilities, under authority of this subdivision, shall not exceed 
one-eighth one-sixth of one percent of the total gross operating 
revenues of the public utilities during the calendar year from 
retail sales of gas or electric service within the state.  The 
assessment for the third quarter of each fiscal year shall be 
adjusted to compensate for the amount by which actual 
expenditures by the commission and department for the preceding 
fiscal year were more or less than the estimated expenditures 
previously assessed. 
    Sec. 67.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 216B.62, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [ASSESSING COOPERATIVES AND MUNICIPALS.] The 
commission and department may charge cooperative electric 
associations and municipal electric utilities their 
proportionate share of the expenses incurred in the adjudication 
of service area disputes and the costs incurred in the 
adjudication of complaints over service standards, practices, 
and rates.  Cooperative electric associations electing to become 
subject to rate regulation by the commission pursuant to section 
216B.026, subdivision 4, are also subject to this section.  
Neither a cooperative electric association nor a municipal 
electric utility is liable for costs and expenses in a calendar 
year in excess of the limitation on costs that may be assessed 
against public utilities under subdivision 2.  A cooperative 
electric association or municipal electric utility may object to 
and appeal bills of the commission and department as provided in 
subdivision 4.  
    The department shall assess cooperatives and municipalities 
for the costs of alternative energy engineering activities under 
section 216C.261.  Each cooperative and municipality shall be 
assessed in proportion that its gross operating revenues for the 
sale of gas and electric service within the state for the last 
calendar year bears to the total of those revenues for all 
public utilities, cooperatives, and municipalities. 
    Sec. 68.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 237.295, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [ASSESSMENT OF COSTS.] The department and 
commission shall quarterly, at least 30 days before the start of 
each quarter, estimate the total of their expenditures in the 
performance of their duties relating to telephone companies, 
other than amounts chargeable to telephone companies under 
subdivision 1 or, 5, or 6.  The remainder must be assessed by 
the department to the telephone companies operating in this 
state in proportion to their respective gross jurisdictional 
operating revenues during the last calendar year.  The 
assessment must be paid into the state treasury within 30 days 
after the bill has been mailed to the telephone companies.  The 
bill constitutes notice of the assessment and demand of 
payment.  The total amount that may be assessed to the telephone 
companies under this subdivision may not exceed one-eighth of 
one percent of the total gross jurisdictional operating revenues 
during the calendar year.  The assessment for the third quarter 
of each fiscal year must be adjusted to compensate for the 
amount by which actual expenditures by the commission and 
department for the preceding fiscal year were more or less than 
the estimated expenditures previously assessed.  A telephone 
company with gross jurisdictional operating revenues of less 
than $5,000 is exempt from assessments under this subdivision. 
    Sec. 69.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 237.295, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [EXTENDED AREA SERVICE BALLOTING ACCOUNT; 
APPROPRIATION.] The extended area service balloting account is 
created as a separate account in the special revenue fund in the 
state treasury.  The commission shall render separate bills to 
telephone companies only for direct balloting costs incurred by 
the commission under section 237.161.  The bill constitutes 
notice of the assessment and demand of payment.  The amount of a 
bill assessed by the commission under this subdivision must be 
paid by the telephone company into the state treasury within 30 
days from the date of assessment.  Money received under this 
subdivision must be credited to the extended area service 
balloting account and is appropriated to the commission. 
    Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 239.011, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [DUTIES AND POWERS.] To carry out the 
responsibilities in section 239.01 and subdivision 1, the 
director: 
    (1) shall take charge of, keep, and maintain in good order 
the standard of weights and measures of the state and keep a 
seal so formed as to impress, when appropriate, the letters 
"MINN" and the date of sealing upon the weights and measures 
that are sealed; 
    (2) has general supervision of the weights, measures, and 
weighing and measuring devices offered for sale, sold, or in use 
in the state; 
    (3) shall maintain traceability of the state standards to 
the national standards of the National Institute of Standards 
and Technology; 
    (4) shall enforce this chapter; 
    (5) shall grant variances from department rules, within the 
limits set by rule, when appropriate to maintain good commercial 
practices or when enforcement of the rules would cause undue 
hardship; 
     (6) shall conduct investigations to ensure compliance with 
this chapter; 
     (7) may delegate to division personnel the 
responsibilities, duties, and powers contained in this section; 
     (8) shall test annually, and approve when found to be 
correct, the standards of weights and measures used by the 
division, by a town, statutory or home rule charter city, or 
county within the state, or by a person using standards to 
repair, adjust, or calibrate commercial weights and measures; 
     (9) shall inspect and test weights and measures kept, 
offered, or exposed for sale; 
     (10) shall inspect and test, to ascertain if they are 
correct, weights and measures commercially used to: 
     (i) determine the weight, measure, or count of commodities 
or things sold, offered, or exposed for sale, on the basis of 
weight, measure, or count; and 
     (ii) compute the basic charge or payment for services 
rendered on the basis of weight, measure, or count; 
     (11) shall approve for use and mark weights and measures 
that are found to be correct; 
      (12) shall reject, and mark as rejected, weights and 
measures that are found to be incorrect and may seize them if 
those weights and measures: 
      (i) are not corrected within the time specified by the 
director; 
      (ii) are used or disposed of in a manner not specifically 
authorized by the director; or 
      (iii) are found to be both incorrect and not capable of 
being made correct, in which case the director shall condemn 
those weights and measures; 
     (13) shall weigh, measure, or inspect packaged commodities 
kept, offered, or exposed for sale, sold, or in the process of 
delivery, to determine whether they contain the amount 
represented and whether they are kept, offered, or exposed for 
sale in accordance with this chapter and department rules.  In 
carrying out this section, the director must employ recognized 
sampling procedures, such as those contained in National 
Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 133, "Checking 
the Net Contents of Packaged Goods"; 
    (14) shall prescribe the appropriate term or unit of weight 
or measure to be used for a specific commodity when an existing 
term or declaration of quantity does not facilitate value 
comparisons by consumers, or creates an opportunity for consumer 
confusion; 
    (15) shall allow reasonable variations from the stated 
quantity of contents, including variations caused by loss or 
gain of moisture during the course of good distribution practice 
or by unavoidable deviations in good manufacturing practice, 
only after the commodity has entered commerce within the state; 
    (16) shall inspect and test petroleum products in 
accordance with this chapter and chapter 296; 
    (17) shall distribute and post notices for used motor oil 
and lead acid battery recycling in accordance with sections 
239.54, 325E.11, and 325E.115; and 
    (18) shall collect inspection fees in accordance with 
sections 239.10, 239.52, and 239.78. and 239.101; and 
    (19) shall provide metrological services and support to 
businesses and individuals in the United States who wish to 
market products and services in the member nations of the 
European Economic Community, and other nations outside of the 
United States by:  
    (i) meeting, to the extent practicable, the measurement 
quality assurance standards described in the International 
Standards Organization ISO 9000, Guide 25; 
    (ii) maintaining, to the extent practicable, certification 
of the metrology laboratory by a governing body appointed by the 
European Economic Community; and 
    (iii) providing calibration and consultation services to 
metrology laboratories in government and private industry in the 
United States. 
    Sec. 71.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 239.10, is 
amended to read: 
    239.10 [ANNUAL INSPECTION; FEE.] 
    The department shall charge a fee to the owner for the 
costs of the regular inspection of scales, weights, measures, 
and weighing or measuring devices.  The cost of any other 
inspection must be paid by the owner if the inspection is 
performed at the owner's request or if the inspection is made at 
the request of some other person and the scale, weight, measure, 
or weighing or measuring device is found to be incorrect.  The 
department may fix the fees and expenses for regular inspections 
and special services by rule pursuant to section 16A.128, except 
that no additional fee may be charged for retail petroleum 
pumps, petroleum vehicle meters, and petroleum bulk meters that 
dispense petroleum products for which the petroleum inspection 
fee required by section 239.78 is collected.  Money collected by 
the department for its regular inspections, special services, 
fees, and penalties must be paid into the state treasury and 
credited to the state general fund.  The director shall inspect 
all weights and measures annually, or as often as deemed 
possible within budget and staff limitations.  
    Sec. 72.  [239.101] [INSPECTION FEES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [FEE SETTING AND COST RECOVERY.] The 
department shall recover the amount appropriated to the weights 
and measures program through revenue from two separate fee 
systems under subdivisions 2 and 3, and according to the 
fee-setting and cost-recovery requirements in subdivisions 4, 5, 
and 6.  
    Subd. 2.  [WEIGHTS AND MEASURES FEES.] The director shall 
charge a fee to the owner for inspecting and testing weights and 
measures, providing metrology services and consultation, and 
providing petroleum quality assurance tests at the request of a 
licensed distributor.  Money collected by the director must be 
paid into the state treasury and credited to the state general 
fund.  
    Subd. 3.  [PETROLEUM INSPECTION FEE.] A person who owns 
petroleum products held in storage at a pipeline terminal, river 
terminal, or refinery shall pay a petroleum inspection fee of 85 
cents for every 1,000 gallons sold or withdrawn from the 
terminal or refinery storage.  The commissioner of revenue shall 
collect the fee.  The revenue from the fee must first be applied 
to cover the amounts appropriated for petroleum product quality 
inspection expenses, for the inspection and testing of petroleum 
product measuring equipment, and for petroleum supply monitoring 
under chapter 216C.  
    The commissioner of revenue shall credit a person for 
inspection fees previously paid in error or for any material 
exported or sold for export from the state upon filing of a 
report as prescribed by the commissioner of revenue.  The 
commissioner of revenue may collect the inspection fee along 
with any taxes due under chapter 296.  
     Subd. 4.  [SETTING WEIGHTS AND MEASURES FEES.] The 
department shall review its schedule of inspection fees at the 
end of each six months.  When a review indicates that the 
schedule of inspection fees should be adjusted, the commissioner 
shall fix the fees by rule, in accordance with section 16A.128, 
to ensure that the fees charged are sufficient to recover all 
costs connected with the inspections. 
    Subd. 5.  [SETTING PETROLEUM INSPECTION FEE.] When the 
department estimates that inspection costs will exceed the 
revenue from the fee, the commissioner shall notify the 
commissioner of finance.  The commissioner of finance shall then 
request a fee increase from the legislature.  
    Subd. 6.  [COST RECOVERY REQUIREMENTS.] The cost of 
inspection activities and services not specified in subdivisions 
2 and 3, including related overhead costs, must be equitably 
apportioned and recovered by the fees.  
    Sec. 73.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 239.791, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [OXYGENATE RECORDS; SELF AUDITS.] A registered 
oxygenate blender shall commission an attestation engagement 
performed by a certified public accountant audit records to 
investigate demonstrate compliance with this section and with 
EPA oxygenated fuel requirements.  The audit report, including 
the cumulative record of gasoline oxygenate blends, must be 
submitted to the director, as prescribed by the director, within 
120 days after the end of each carbon monoxide control period. 
    Sec. 74.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 239.791, 
subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 8.  [DISCLOSURE.] A person responsible for the 
product who delivers, distributes, sells, or offers to sell 
gasoline in a carbon monoxide control area, during a carbon 
monoxide control period, shall provide, at the time of delivery, 
a bill of lading or shipping manifest to the person who receives 
the gasoline.  For oxygenated gasoline, the bill of lading or 
shipping manifest must include the identity and the volume 
percentage or gallons of oxygenate included in the gasoline, and 
it must state:  "This fuel contains an oxygenate.  Do not blend 
this fuel with ethanol or with any other oxygenate."  For 
nonoxygenated gasoline, the bill or manifest must state:  "This 
fuel must not be sold at retail or used in a carbon monoxide 
control area."  This subdivision does not apply to sales or 
transfers of gasoline when the gasoline is dispensed into the 
supply tanks of motor vehicles. 
    Sec. 75.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 239.80, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [VIOLATIONS; ACTIONS OF DEPARTMENT.] The 
director, or any delegated employee shall use the methods in 
section 239.75 to enforce sections 239.10; 239.101, subdivision 
3; 239.761, 239.78,; 239.79,; 239.791,; and 239.792.  
    Sec. 76.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 239.80, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [PENALTY.] A person who fails to comply with any 
provision of section 239.10; 239.101, subdivision 3; 239.761, 
239.78,; 239.79,; 239.791,; or 239.792, is guilty of a 
misdemeanor. 
    Sec. 77.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 257.0755, is 
amended to read: 
    257.0755 [OFFICE OF OMBUDSPERSON; CREATION; QUALIFICATIONS; 
FUNCTION.] 
    An ombudsperson for families shall be appointed to operate 
independently but under the auspices of each of the following 
groups:  the Indian Affairs Council, the Spanish-Speaking 
Affairs Council, the Council on Black Minnesotans, and the 
Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans.  Each of these groups 
shall select its own ombudsperson subject to final approval by 
the advisory board established under section 257.0768.  Each 
ombudsperson shall serve at the pleasure of the advisory board, 
shall be in the unclassified service, shall be selected without 
regard to political affiliation, and shall be a person highly 
competent and qualified to analyze questions of law, 
administration, and public policy regarding the protection and 
placement of children from families of color.  In addition, the 
ombudsperson must be experienced in dealing with communities of 
color and knowledgeable about the needs of those communities.  
No individual may serve as ombudsperson while holding any other 
public office.  The ombudsperson shall have the authority to 
investigate decisions, acts, and other matters of an agency, 
program, or facility providing protection or placement services 
to children of color.  Money appropriated for each office of 
ombudsperson from the general fund or the special fund 
authorized by section 256.01, subdivision 2, clause (15), is 
under the control of the office of ombudsperson for which it is 
appropriated. 
    Sec. 78.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.022, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [DETERMINATION AND COLLECTION OF SPECIAL 
ASSESSMENT.] (a) In addition to all other contributions, 
assessments, and payment obligations under chapter 268, each 
employer, except an employer making payments in lieu of 
contributions under section 268.06, subdivision 25, 26, 27, or 
28, is liable for a special assessment levied at the rate of 
one-tenth of one percent per year on all wages for purposes of 
the contribution payable under section 268.06, subdivision 2, as 
defined in section 268.04, subdivision 25.  Such assessment 
shall become due and be paid by each employer to the department 
of jobs and training on the same schedule and in the same manner 
as other contributions required by section 268.06. 
    (b) The special assessment levied under this section shall 
not affect the computation of any other contributions, 
assessments, or payment obligations due under this chapter. 
    (c) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, if on 
June 30 of any year the unobligated balance of the special 
assessment fund under this section is greater than $30,000,000, 
the special assessment for the following year only shall be 
levied at a rate of 1/20th of one percent on all wages 
identified for this purpose under this subdivision. 
    Sec. 79.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.022, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [DISBURSEMENT OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FUNDS.] (a) 
The money collected under this section shall be deposited in the 
state treasury and credited to a dedicated fund to provide for 
the dislocated worker employment and training programs 
established under sections 268.975 to 268.98; including 
vocational guidance, training, placement, and job development. 
    (b) All money in the dedicated fund is appropriated to the 
commissioner who must act as the fiscal agent for the money and 
must disburse the money for the purposes of this section, not 
allowing the money to be used for any other obligation of the 
state.  All money in the dedicated fund shall be deposited, 
administered, and disbursed in the same manner and under the 
same conditions and requirements as are provided by law for the 
other dedicated funds in the state treasury, except that all 
interest or net income resulting from the investment or deposit 
of money in the fund shall accrue to the fund for the purposes 
of the fund. 
    (c) No more than five percent of the dedicated funds 
collected in each fiscal year may be used by the department of 
jobs and training for its administrative costs. 
    (d) Reimbursement for costs related to collection of the 
special assessment shall be in an amount negotiated between the 
commissioner and the United States Department of Labor. 
    (e) The dedicated funds, less amounts under paragraph 
paragraphs (c), must and (d) shall be allocated as follows:  
    (1) 50 40 percent to be allocated according to paragraph (e)
to the substate grantees under subchapter III of the Job 
Training Partnership Act, United States Code, title 29, section 
1661a in proportion to each substate area's share of the federal 
allocated funds, to be used to assist dislocated workers under 
the standards in section 268.98; 
    (2) 50 percent to fund specific programs proposed under the 
state plan request for proposal process and recommended by the 
governor's job training council.  This fund shall be used for 
state plan request for proposal programs addressing plant 
closings or layoffs regardless of size; and 
    (3) in fiscal years 1991, 1992, and 1993, any amounts 
transferred to the general fund or obligated before July 1, 
1991, shall be excluded from the calculation under this 
paragraph. 
    (e) In the event that a substate grantee has obligated 100 
percent of its formula allocated federal funds under subchapter 
III of the Job Training Partnership Act, United States Code, 
title 29, section 1651 et seq., and has demonstrated appropriate 
use of the funds to the governor's job training council, the 
substate grantee may request and the commissioner shall provide 
additional funds to the substate area in an amount equal to the 
federal formula allocated funds.  When a substate grantee has 
obligated 100 percent of the additional funds provided under 
this section, and has demonstrated appropriate use of the funds 
to the governor's job training council, the substate grantee may 
request and the commissioner shall provide further additional 
funds in amounts equal to the federal formula allocated funds 
until the substate area receives its proportionate share of 
funds under paragraph (d), clause (1). 
    (f) By December 31 of each fiscal year each substate 
grantee and the governor's job training council shall report to 
the commissioner on the extent to which funds under this section 
are committed and the anticipated demand for funds for the 
remainder of the fiscal year.  The commissioner shall reallocate 
those funds that the substate grantees and the council do not 
anticipate expending for the remainder of the fiscal year to be 
available for requests from other substate grantees or other 
dislocated worker projects proposed to the governor's job 
training council which demonstrate a need for additional funding.
    (g) Due to the anticipated quarterly variations in the 
amounts collected under this section, the amounts allocated 
under paragraph (d) must be based on collections for each 
quarter.  Any amount collected in the final two quarters of the 
fiscal year, but not allocated, obligated or expended in the 
fiscal year, shall be available for allocation, obligation and 
expenditure in the following fiscal year.  annually to substate 
grantees for provision of expeditious response activities under 
section 268.9771 and worker adjustment services under section 
268.9781; and 
    (2) 60 percent to be allocated to activities and programs 
authorized under sections 268.975 to 268.98. 
    (f) Any funds not allocated, obligated, or expended in a 
fiscal year shall be available for allocation, obligation, and 
expenditure in the following fiscal year. 
    Sec. 80.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.361, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [TARGETED YOUTH.] "Targeted youth" means at-risk 
persons that who are at least 16 years of age but not older than 
21 24 years of age, are eligible for the high school graduation 
incentive program under section 126.22, subdivisions 2 and 2a, 
or are economically disadvantaged as defined in United States 
Code, title 29, section 1503, and are part of one of the 
following groups: 
    (1) persons who are not attending any school and have not 
received a secondary school diploma or its equivalent; or 
    (2) persons currently enrolled in a traditional or 
alternative school setting or a GED program and who, in the 
opinion of an official of the school, are in danger of dropping 
out of the school. 
    Sec. 81.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.361, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [VERY LOW INCOME.] "Very low income" means 
incomes that are at or less than 30 50 percent of the area 
median income for the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, 
adjusted for family size, as estimated by the department of 
housing and urban development. 
    Sec. 82.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.362, is 
amended to read: 
    268.362 [GRANTS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERALLY.] (a) The commissioner shall 
make grants to eligible organizations for programs to provide 
education and training services to targeted youth.  The purpose 
of these programs is to provide specialized training and work 
experience to at-risk for targeted youth who have not been 
served effectively by the current educational system.  The 
programs are to include a work experience component with work 
projects that result in the rehabilitation, improvement, or 
construction of (1) residential units for the homeless, or (2) 
education, social service, or health facilities which are owned 
by a public agency or a private nonprofit organization.  
    (b) Eligible facilities must principally provide services 
to homeless or very low income individuals and families, and 
include the following: 
    (1) Head Start or day care centers; 
    (2) homeless, battered women, or other shelters; 
    (3) transitional housing; 
    (4) youth or senior citizen centers; and 
    (5) community health centers. 
    Two or more eligible organizations may jointly apply for a 
grant.  The commissioner shall administer the grant program. 
    Subd. 2.  [GRANT APPLICATIONS; AWARDS.] Interested eligible 
organizations must apply to the commissioner for the grants.  
The advisory committee must review the applications and provide 
to the commissioner a list of recommended eligible organizations 
that the advisory committee determines meet the requirements for 
receiving a grant.  The total grant award for any program may 
not exceed $50,000 $80,000 per year.  In awarding grants, the 
advisory committee and the commissioner must give priority to: 
    (1) continuing and expanding effective programs by 
providing grant money to organizations that are operating or 
have operated successfully a successful program that meets the 
program purposes under section 268.364; and 
    (2) distributing programs throughout the state through 
start-up grants for programs in areas that are not served by an 
existing program. 
    To receive a grant under this section, the eligible 
organization must match the grant money with at least an equal 
amount of nonstate money.  The commissioner must verify that the 
eligible organization has matched the grant money.  Nothing in 
this subdivision shall prevent an eligible organization from 
applying for and receiving grants for more than one program.  A 
grant received by an eligible organization from the federal 
Youthbuild Project under United States Code, title 42, section 
5091, is nonstate money and may be used to meet the state match 
requirement.  State grant money awarded under this section may 
be used by grantee organizations for match requirements of a 
federal Youthbuild Project. 
    Sec. 83.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.363, is 
amended to read: 
    268.363 [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] 
    A 13-member advisory committee is established as provided 
under section 15.059 to assist the commissioner in selecting 
eligible organizations to receive planning program grants, 
evaluating the final reports of each organization, and providing 
recommendations to the legislature.  Members of the committee 
may be reimbursed for expenses but may not receive any other 
compensation for service on the committee.  The advisory 
committee consists of representatives of the commissioners of 
education, human services, and jobs and training; a 
representative of the chancellor of vocational education; a 
representative of the commissioner of the housing finance 
agency; the director of the office of jobs policy; and seven 
public members appointed by the governor.  Each of the following 
groups must be represented by a public member experienced in 
working with targeted youth:  labor organizations, local 
educators, community groups, consumers, local housing 
developers, youth between the ages of 16 and 21 24 who have a 
period of homelessness, and other homeless persons.  At least 
three of the public members must be from outside of the 
metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2.  
The commissioner may provide staff to the advisory committee to 
assist it in carrying out its purpose. 
    Sec. 84.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.364, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [PROGRAM PURPOSE.] The grants awarded under 
section 268.362 are for a youth employment and training program 
directed at targeted youth who are likely to be at risk of not 
completing their high school education.  Each program must 
include education, work experience, and job skills, and 
leadership training and peer support components.  Each 
participant must be offered counseling and other services to 
identify and overcome problems that might interfere with 
successfully completing the program. 
    Sec. 85.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.364, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [WORK EXPERIENCE COMPONENT.] A work experience 
component must be included in each program.  The work experience 
component must provide vocational skills training in an industry 
where there is a viable expectation of job opportunities and.  A 
training subsidy, living allowance, or stipend, not to exceed an 
amount equal to 100 percent of the poverty line for a family of 
two as defined in United States Code, title 42, section 673, 
paragraph (2), may be provided to program participants.  The 
wage or stipend must be provided to participants who are 
recipients of public assistance in a manner or amount which will 
not reduce public assistance benefits.  The work experience 
component must be designed so that work projects result in (1) 
the expansion or improvement of residential units for homeless 
persons and very low income families, and or (2) rehabilitation, 
improvement, or construction of eligible education, social 
service, or health facilities that principally serve homeless or 
very low income individuals and families.  Any work project must 
include direct supervision by individuals skilled in each 
specific vocation.  Program participants may earn credits toward 
the completion of their secondary education from their 
participation in the work experience component. 
    Sec. 86.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.364, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND PEER SUPPORT COMPONENT.] 
Each program must provide participants with meaningful 
opportunities to develop leadership skills such as decision 
making, problem solving, and negotiating.  The program must 
encourage participants to develop strong peer group ties that 
support their mutual pursuit of skills and values. 
    Sec. 87.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.365, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [PRIORITY FOR HOUSING.] Any residential or 
transitional housing units that become available through the 
program a work project that is part of the program described in 
section 268.364 must be allocated in the following order: 
    (1) homeless individuals targeted youth who have 
participated in constructing, rehabilitating, or improving the 
unit; 
    (2) homeless families with at least one dependent; 
    (3) other homeless individuals; 
    (4) other very low income families and individuals; and 
    (5) families or individuals that receive public assistance 
and that do not qualify in any other priority group. 
    Sec. 88.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.55, is 
amended to read: 
    268.55 [FOOD BANK FOODSHELF PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [DISTRIBUTION OF APPROPRIATION.] The 
economic opportunity office of the department of jobs and 
training shall distribute funds appropriated to it by law for 
that purpose to food banks, as defined in section 31.50, 
subdivision 1, paragraph (b).  A food bank qualifies under this 
section if it is a nonprofit corporation, or is affiliated 
with to the Minnesota foodshelf association, a statewide 
association of foodshelves organized as a nonprofit corporation, 
as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 
of 1986, and distributes food to distribute to qualifying 
foodshelves.  A foodshelf qualifies under this section if:  
    (1) it is a nonprofit corporation, or is affiliated with a 
nonprofit corporation, as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986; 
    (2) it distributes standard food orders without charge to 
needy individuals.  The standard food order must consist of at 
least a two-day supply or six pounds per person of nutritionally 
balanced food items; 
    (3) it does not limit food distributions to individuals of 
a particular religious affiliation, race, or other criteria 
unrelated to need or to requirements necessary to administration 
of a fair and orderly distribution system; 
    (4) it does not use the money received or the food 
distribution program to foster or advance religious or political 
views; and 
    (5) it has a stable address and directly serves individuals.
    Subd. 2.  [APPLICATION.] In order to receive money 
appropriated for food banks under this section, a food bank the 
Minnesota foodshelf association must apply to the economic 
opportunity office department of jobs and training.  The 
application must be in a form prescribed by the economic 
opportunity office and must contain information required by the 
economic opportunity office to verify that the applicant is a 
qualifying food bank, and the amount the applicant is entitled 
to receive under subdivision 3 department of jobs and training 
and must indicate the proportion of money each qualifying 
foodshelf shall receive.  Applications must be filed at the 
times and for the periods determined by the economic opportunity 
office department of jobs and training.  
    Subd. 3.  [DISTRIBUTION FORMULA.] The economic opportunity 
office Minnesota foodshelf association shall distribute 
money appropriated distributed to it for by the department of 
jobs and training to foodshelf programs to qualifying food banks 
in proportion to the number of individuals served by the each 
foodshelf programs supplied by the food bank program.  
The economic opportunity office department of jobs and training 
shall gather data from applications the Minnesota foodshelf 
association or other appropriate sources to determine the 
proportionate amount each qualifying foodshelf program is 
entitled to receive.  The economic opportunity office department 
of jobs and training may increase or decrease the 
qualifying food bank's foodshelf program's proportionate amount 
if it determines the increase or decrease is necessary or 
appropriate to meet changing needs or demands. 
    Subd. 4.  [USE OF MONEY.] At least 95 96 percent of the 
money distributed to food banks the Minnesota foodshelf 
association under this section must be used distributed to 
foodshelf programs to purchase nutritious food for, transport 
and coordinate the distribution without charge to qualifying 
foodshelves serving of nutritious food to needy individuals and 
families.  No more than five four percent of the money may be 
expended for other expenses, such as rent, salaries, and other 
administrative expenses of the food banks Minnesota foodshelf 
association. 
    Subd. 5.  [ENFORCEMENT.] Recipient food banks The Minnesota 
foodshelf association must retain records documenting 
expenditure of the money and comply with any additional 
requirements imposed by the economic opportunity 
office department of jobs and training.  The economic 
opportunity office department of jobs and training may require a 
food bank receiving funds under this section the Minnesota 
foodshelf association to report on its use of the funds.  
The economic opportunity office department of jobs and training 
may require that the report contain an independent audit.  If 
ineligible expenditures are made by a food bank the Minnesota 
foodshelf association, the ineligible amount must be repaid to 
the economic opportunity office department of jobs and training 
and deposited in the general fund. 
    Subd. 6.  [ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.] All funds appropriated 
under this section must be distributed to the Minnesota 
foodshelf association as provided under this section with 
deduction by the commissioner for administrative expenses 
limited to 1.8 percent. 
    Sec. 89.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.914, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [STATE SUPPLEMENT FOR FEDERAL GRANTEES.] 
(a) The commissioner of jobs and training shall distribute money 
appropriated for that purpose to Head Start program grantees to 
expand services to additional low-income children.  Money must 
be allocated to each project Head Start grantee in existence on 
the effective date of Laws 1989, chapter 282.  Migrant and 
Indian reservation grantees must be initially allocated money 
based on the grantees' share of federal funds.  The remaining 
money must be initially allocated to the remaining local 
agencies based equally on the agencies' share of federal funds 
and on the proportion of eligible children in the agencies' 
service area who are not currently being served.  A Head Start 
grantee must be funded at a per child rate equal to its 
contracted, federally funded base level for program accounts 20 
to 26 at the start of the fiscal year.  In allocating funds 
under this paragraph, the commissioner of jobs and training must 
assure that each Head Start grantee is allocated no less funding 
in any fiscal year than was allocated to that grantee in fiscal 
year 1993.  The commissioner may provide additional funding to 
grantees for start-up costs incurred by grantees due to the 
increased number of children to be served.  Before paying money 
to the grantees, the commissioner shall notify each grantee of 
its initial allocation, how the money must be used, and the 
number of low-income children that must be served with the 
allocation.  Each grantee must notify the commissioner of the 
number of additional low-income children it will be able to 
serve.  For any grantee that cannot serve additional children to 
its full allocation, the commissioner shall reduce the 
allocation proportionately.  Money available after the initial 
allocations are reduced must be redistributed to eligible 
grantees. 
      (b) Up to 11 percent of the funds appropriated annually may 
be used to provide grants to local head start agencies to 
provide funds for innovative programs designed either to target 
Head Start resources to particular at-risk groups of children or 
to provide services in addition to those currently allowable 
under federal head start regulations.  The commissioner shall 
award funds for innovative programs under this paragraph on a 
competitive basis. 
    Sec. 90.  [268.92] [LEAD ABATEMENT PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] For the purposes of this 
section, the following terms have the meanings given them. 
    (a) "Certified worker" means a lead abatement worker 
certified by the commissioner of health under section 144.878, 
subdivision 5. 
    (b) "Certified trainer" means a lead trainer certified by 
the commissioner of health under section 144.878, subdivision 5. 
    (c) "Certified worker" means a lead abatement worker 
certified by the commissioner of health under section 144.878, 
subdivision 5. 
    (d) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of jobs and 
training. 
    (e) "Eligible organization" means a licensed contractor, 
certified trainer, city, board of health, community health 
department, community action agency as defined in section 
268.52, or community development corporation. 
    (f) "High risk for toxic lead exposure" has the meaning 
given in section 144.871, subdivision 7a. 
    (g) "Licensed contractor" means a contractor licensed by 
the department of health under section 144.876. 
    (h) "Removal and replacement abatement" means lead 
abatement on residential property that requires retrofitting and 
conforms to the rules established under section 144.878. 
    (i) "Swab team" has the meaning given in section 144.871, 
subdivision 9. 
    Subd. 2.  [GRANTS; ADMINISTRATION.] Within the limits of 
the available appropriation, the commissioner may make 
demonstration and training grants to eligible organizations for 
programs to train workers for swab teams and removal and 
replacement abatement, and to provide swab team services and 
removal and replacement abatement for residential property.  
    Grants awarded under this section must be made in 
consultation with the commissioners of the department of health, 
and the housing finance agency, and representatives of 
neighborhood groups from areas at high risk for toxic lead 
exposure, a labor organization, the lead coalition, community 
action agencies, and the legal aid society.  The consulting team 
shall review grant applications and recommend awards to eligible 
organizations that meet requirements for receiving a grant under 
this section. 
    Subd. 3.  [APPLICANTS.] (a) Interested eligible 
organizations may apply to the commissioner for grants under 
this section.  Two or more eligible organizations may jointly 
apply for a grant.  Priority shall be given to community action 
agencies in greater Minnesota and to either community action 
agencies or neighborhood based nonprofit organizations in cities 
of the first class.  3.75 percent of the total allocation may be 
used for administrative costs.  Applications must provide 
information requested by the commissioner, including at least 
the information required to assess the factors listed in 
paragraph (d).  
    (b) The commissioner of jobs and training shall coordinate 
with the commissioner of health and local boards of health to 
provide swab team services.  Swab teams, administered by the 
commissioner of jobs and training, that are not engaged daily in 
fulfilling the requirements of section 144.872, subdivision 5, 
must deliver swab team services in census tracts known to be at 
high risk for toxic lead exposure. 
    (c) Any additional grants shall be made to establish swab 
teams for primary prevention, without environmental lead 
testing, in census tracts at high risk for toxic lead exposure.  
    (d) In evaluating grant applications, the commissioner 
shall consider the following criteria: 
    (1) the use of licensed contractors and certified lead 
abatement workers for residential lead abatement; 
    (2) the participation of neighborhood groups and 
individuals, as swab team members, in areas at high risk for 
toxic lead exposure; 
    (3) plans for the provision of primary prevention through 
swab team services in areas at high risk for toxic lead exposure 
on a census tract basis without environmental lead testing; 
    (4) plans for supervision, training, career development, 
and postprogram placement of swab team members; 
    (5) plans for resident and property owner education on lead 
safety; 
    (6) plans for distributing cleaning supplies to area 
residents and educating residents and property owners on 
cleaning techniques; 
    (7) cost estimates for training, swab team services, 
equipment, monitoring, and administration; 
    (8) measures of program effectiveness; and 
    (9) coordination of program activities with other federal, 
state, and local public health, job training, apprenticeship, 
and housing renovation programs including the emergency jobs 
program under sections 268.672 to 268.881. 
    Subd. 4.  [LEAD ABATEMENT CONTRACTORS.] (a) Eligible 
organizations and licensed lead abatement contractors may 
participate in the lead abatement program.  An organization 
receiving a grant under this section must assure that all 
participating contractors are licensed and that all swab team, 
and removal and replacement employees are certified by the 
department of health under section 144.878, subdivision 5.  
Organizations and licensed contractors may distinguish between 
interior and exterior services in assigning duties and may 
participate in the program by: 
    (1) providing on-the-job training for swab teams; 
    (2) providing swab team services to meet the requirements 
of section 144.872; 
    (3) providing removal and replacement abatement using 
skilled craft workers; 
    (4) providing primary prevention, without environmental 
lead testing, in census tracts at high risk for toxic lead 
exposure; 
    (5) providing lead dust cleaning supplies, as described in 
section 144.872, subdivision 4, to residents; or 
    (6) instructing residents and property owners on 
appropriate lead control techniques.  
    (b) Participating licensed contractors must: 
    (1) demonstrate proof of workers' compensation and general 
liability insurance coverage; 
    (2) be knowledgeable about lead abatement requirements 
established by the department of housing and urban development 
and the occupational safety and health administration; 
    (3) demonstrate experience with on-the-job training 
programs; 
    (4) demonstrate an ability to recruit employees from areas 
at high risk for toxic lead exposure; and 
    (5) demonstrate experience in working with low-income 
clients. 
    Subd. 5.  [LEAD ABATEMENT EMPLOYEES.] Each worker engaged 
in swab team services or removal and replacement abatement in 
programs established under this section must have blood lead 
concentrations below 15 micrograms per deciliter as determined 
by a baseline blood lead screening.  Any organization receiving 
a grant under this section is responsible for lead screening and 
must assure that all workers in lead abatement programs, 
receiving grant funds under this section, meet the standards 
established in this subdivision.  Grantees must use appropriate 
workplace procedures to reduce risk of elevated blood lead 
levels.  Grantees and participating contractors must report all 
employee blood lead levels that exceed 15 micrograms per 
deciliter to the commissioner of health.  
    Subd. 6.  [ON-THE-JOB TRAINING COMPONENT.] (a) Programs 
established under this section must provide on-the-job training 
for swab teams.  Training methods must follow procedures 
established under section 144.878, subdivision 5.  
    (b) Swab team members must receive monetary compensation 
equal to the prevailing wage as defined in section 177.42, 
subdivision 6, for comparable jobs in the licensed contractor's 
principal business. 
    Subd. 7.  [REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT COMPONENT.] (a) Within 
the limits of the available appropriation, programs may be 
established if a need is identified for removal and replacement 
abatement in residential properties.  All removal and 
replacement abatement must be done using least-cost methods that 
meet the standards of section 144.878, subdivision 2.  Removal 
and replacement abatement must be done by licensed lead 
abatement contractors.  All craft work that requires a state 
license must be supervised by a person with a state license in 
the craft work being supervised. 
    (b) The program design must: 
    (1) identify the need for trained swab team workers and 
removal and replacement abatement workers; 
    (2) describe plans to involve appropriate groups in 
designing methods to meet the need for trained lead abatement 
workers; and 
    (3) include an examination of how program participants may 
achieve certification as a part of the work experience and 
training component.  Certification may be achieved through 
licensing, apprenticeship, or other education programs. 
    Subd. 8.  [PROGRAM BENEFITS.] As a condition of providing 
lead abatement under this section, an organization may require a 
property owner to not increase rents on a property solely as a 
result of a substantial improvement made with public funds under 
the programs in this section. 
    Subd. 9.  [REQUIREMENTS OF ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING GRANTS.] 
An eligible organization that is awarded a training and 
demonstration grant under this section shall prepare and submit 
a quarterly progress report to the commissioner beginning three 
months after receipt of the grant. 
    Subd. 10.  [REPORT.] Beginning in the year in which an 
appropriation is received, the commissioner shall prepare and 
submit a lead abatement program report to the legislature and 
the governor by December 31, and every two years thereafter.  At 
a minimum, the report must describe the programs that received 
grants under this section, and make recommendations for program 
changes. 
    Sec. 91.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.975, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [DISLOCATED WORKER.] "Dislocated worker" means an 
individual who is a resident of Minnesota at the time employment 
ceased or was working in the state at the time employment ceased 
and: 
    (1) has been terminated or who has received a notice of 
termination from public or private sector employment, is 
eligible for or has exhausted entitlement to unemployment 
compensation, and is unlikely to return to the previous industry 
or occupation; 
    (2) has been terminated or has received a notice of 
termination of employment as a result of any plant closing or 
any substantial layoff at a plant, facility, or enterprise; 
    (3) has been long-term unemployed and has limited 
opportunities for employment or reemployment in the same or a 
similar occupation in the area in which the individual resides, 
including older individuals who may have substantial barriers to 
employment by reason of age; or 
    (4) has been self-employed, including farmers and ranchers, 
and is unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in 
the community in which the individual resides or because of 
natural disasters, subject to rules to be adopted by the 
commissioner; or 
    (5) has been terminated or who has received a notice of 
termination from employment with a public or nonprofit employer. 
    A dislocated worker must have been working in Minnesota at 
the time employment ceased. 
    Sec. 92.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.975, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATION.] "Eligible organization" 
means a local government unit, nonprofit organization, community 
action agency, business organization or association, or labor 
organization that has applied for a prefeasibility grant under 
section 268.978. 
    Sec. 93.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.975, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [PLANT CLOSING.] "Plant closing" means the 
announced or actual permanent or temporary shutdown of a single 
site of employment, or one or more facilities or operating units 
within a single site of employment, if the shutdown results in 
an employment loss at the single site of employment during any 
30-day period for (a) 50 or more employees excluding employees 
who work less than 20 hours per week; or (b) at least 500 
employees who in the aggregate work at least 20,000 hours per 
week, exclusive of hours of overtime. 
    Sec. 94.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.975, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [PREFEASIBILITY STUDY GRANT; GRANT.] 
"Prefeasibility study grant" or "grant" means the grant awarded 
under section 268.978. 
    Sec. 95.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.975, 
subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 8.  [SUBSTANTIAL LAYOFF.] "Substantial layoff" means 
a permanent reduction in the work force, which is not a result 
of a plant closing, and which results in an employment loss at a 
single site of employment during any 30-day period for (a) at 
least 50 employees excluding those employees that work less than 
20 hours a week; or (b) at least 500 employees who in the 
aggregate work at least 20,000 hours per week, exclusive of 
hours of overtime. 
    Sec. 96.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.975, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [SUBSTATE GRANTEE.] "Substate grantee" means the 
agency or organization designated to administer at the local 
level federal dislocated worker programs pursuant to the federal 
Job Training Partnership Act, United States Code, title 29, 
section 1501, et seq. 
    Sec. 97.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.975, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 10.  [WORKER ADJUSTMENT SERVICES.] "Worker adjustment 
services" means the array of employment and training services 
designed to assist dislocated workers make the transition to new 
employment, including basic readjustment assistance, training 
assistance, and support services. 
    Sec. 98.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.975, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 11.  [BASIC READJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE.] "Basic 
readjustment assistance" means employment transition services 
that include, but are not limited to:  development of individual 
readjustment plans for participants; outreach and intake; early 
readjustment; job or career counseling; testing; orientation; 
assessment, including evaluation of educational attainment and 
participant interests and aptitudes; determination of 
occupational skills; provision of occupational information; job 
placement assistance; labor market information; job clubs; job 
search; job development; prelayoff assistance; relocation 
assistance; and programs conducted in cooperation with employers 
or labor organizations to provide early intervention in the 
event of plant closings or substantial layoffs. 
    Sec. 99.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.975, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 12.  [TRAINING ASSISTANCE.] "Training assistance" 
means services that will enable a dislocated worker to become 
reemployed by retraining for a new occupation or industry, 
enhancing current skills, or relocating to employ existing 
skills.  Training services include, but are not limited to:  
classroom training; occupational skill training; on-the-job 
training; out-of-area job search; relocation; basic and remedial 
education; literacy and English for training non-English 
speakers; entrepreneurial training; and other appropriate 
training activities directly related to appropriate employment 
opportunities in the local labor market. 
    Sec. 100.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.975, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 13.  [SUPPORT SERVICES.] "Support services" means 
assistance provided to dislocated workers to enable their 
participation in an employment transition and training program.  
Services include, but are not limited to:  family care 
assistance, including child care; commuting assistance; housing 
and rental assistance; counseling assistance, including personal 
and financial; health care; emergency health assistance; 
emergency financial assistance; work-related tools and clothing; 
and other appropriate support services that enable a person to 
participate in an employment and training program. 
    Sec. 101.  [268.9755] [GOVERNOR'S JOB TRAINING COUNCIL.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] For purposes of sections 
268.022 and 268.975 to 268.98, "governor's job training council" 
means the state job training coordinating council established 
under the federal Job Training Partnership Act, United States 
Code, title 29, section 1501, et seq. 
    Subd. 2.  [DUTIES.] The governor's job training council 
shall provide advice to the commissioner on: 
    (1) the use of funds made available under section 268.022, 
including methods for allocation and reallocation of funds and 
the allocation of funds among employment and training activities 
authorized under sections 268.975 to 268.98; 
    (2) performance standards for programs and activities 
authorized under sections 268.975 to 268.98; 
    (3) approval of worker adjustment services plans and 
dislocation event services grants; 
    (4) establishing priorities for provision of worker 
adjustment services to eligible dislocated workers; and 
    (5) the effectiveness of programs and activities authorized 
in sections 268.975 to 268.98. 
    Sec. 102.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.976, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [NOTICE.] (a) The commissioner shall encourage 
those business establishments considering a decision to effect a 
plant closing, substantial layoff, or relocation of operations 
located in this state to give notice of that decision as early 
as possible to the commissioner, the employees of the affected 
establishment, any employee organization representing the 
employees, and the local government unit in which the affected 
establishment is located.  This notice shall be in addition to 
any notice required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining 
Notification Act, United States Code, title 29, section 2101. 
    (b) Notwithstanding section 268.975, subdivision 6, for 
purposes of this section, "plant closing" means the announced or 
actual permanent or temporary shutdown of a single site of 
employment, or one or more facilities or operating units within 
a single site of employment, if the shutdown results in an 
employment loss at the single site of employment during any 
30-day period for 50 or more employees excluding employees who 
work less than 20 hours per week.  
    Sec. 103.  [268.9771] [RAPID AND EXPEDITIOUS RESPONSE.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [RESPONSIBILITY.] The commissioner shall 
respond quickly and effectively to announced or actual plant 
closings and substantial layoffs.  Affected workers and 
employers, as well as appropriate business organizations or 
associations, labor organizations, substate grantees, state and 
local government units, and community organizations shall be 
assisted by the commissioner through either rapid response 
activities or expeditious response activities as described in 
this section to respond effectively to a plant closing or mass 
layoff. 
    Subd. 2.  [COVERAGE.] Rapid response is to be provided by 
the commissioner where permanent plant closings or substantial 
layoffs affect at least 50 workers over a 30-day period as 
evidenced by actual separation from employment or by advance 
notification of a closing or layoff.  Expeditious response is to 
be provided by worker adjustment services plan grantees in 
coordination with rapid response activities or where permanent 
plant closings and substantial layoffs are not otherwise covered 
by rapid response. 
    Subd. 3.  [COORDINATION.] The commissioner and expeditious 
response grantees shall coordinate their respective rapid 
response and expeditious response activities.  The roles and 
responsibilities of each shall be detailed in written agreements 
and address on-site contact with employer and employee 
representatives when notified of a plant closing or substantial 
layoff.  The activities include formation of a community task 
force, collecting and disseminating information related to 
economic dislocation and available services to dislocated 
workers, providing basic readjustment assistance services to 
workers affected by a plant closure or substantial layoff, 
conducting a needs assessment survey of workers, and developing 
a plan of action responsive to the worker adjustment services 
needs of affected workers. 
    Subd. 4.  [RAPID RESPONSE ACTIVITIES.] The commissioner 
shall be responsible for implementing the following rapid 
response activities: 
    (1) establishing on-site contact with employer and employee 
representatives within a short period of time after becoming 
aware of a current or projected plant closing or substantial 
layoff in order to: 
    (i) provide information on and facilitate access to 
available public programs and services; and 
    (ii) provide emergency assistance adapted to the particular 
closure or layoff; 
    (2) promoting the formation of a labor-management committee 
by providing: 
    (i) immediate assistance in the establishment of the 
labor-management committee; 
    (ii) technical advice and information on sources of 
assistance, and liaison with other public and private services 
and programs; and 
    (iii) assistance in the selection of worker representatives 
in the event no union is present; 
    (3) collecting and disseminating information related to 
economic dislocation, including potential closings or layoffs, 
and all available resources with the state for dislocated 
workers; 
    (4) providing or obtaining appropriate financial and 
technical advice and liaison with economic development agencies 
and other organizations to assist in effort to avert 
dislocations; 
    (5) disseminating information throughout the state on the 
availability of services and activities carried out by the 
dislocated worker unit; 
    (6) assisting the local community in developing its own 
coordinated response to a plant closing or substantial layoff 
and access to state economic development assistance; and 
    (7) promoting the use of prefeasibility study grants under 
section 268.978. 
    Subd. 5.  [EXPEDITIOUS RESPONSE ACTIVITIES.] Grantees 
designated to provide worker adjustment services through worker 
adjustment services plans shall be responsible for implementing 
the following expeditious response activities: 
    (1) establishing on-site contact with employer and employee 
representatives, not otherwise covered under rapid response, 
within a short period of time after becoming aware of a current 
or projected plant closing or mass layoff in order to provide 
information on available public programs and services; 
    (2) obtaining appropriate financial and technical advice 
and liaison with local economic development agencies and other 
organizations to assist in efforts to avert dislocations; 
    (3) disseminating information on the availability of 
services and activities carried out by the grantee through its 
worker adjustment services plan; 
    (4) providing basic readjustment assistance services for up 
to 90 days following the initial on-site meeting with the 
employer and employee representatives; 
    (5) assisting the local community in the development of its 
own coordinated response to the closure or layoff and access to 
economic development assistance; 
    (6) facilitating the formation of a community task force, 
if appropriate, to formulate a service plan to assist affected 
dislocated workers from plant closings and mass layoffs; 
    (7) conducting surveys of workers, if appropriate, affected 
by plant closings or layoffs to identify worker characteristics 
and worker adjustment service needs; and 
    (8) facilitating access to available public or private 
programs and services, including the development of proposals to 
provide access to additional resources to assist workers 
affected by plant closings and substantial layoffs. 
    Sec. 104.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.978, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [PREFEASIBILITY STUDY GRANTS.] (a) The 
commissioner may make grants for up to $10,000 $15,000 to 
eligible organizations to provide an initial assessment of the 
feasibility of alternatives to plant closings or substantial 
layoffs.  The alternatives may include employee ownership, other 
new ownership, new products or production processes, or public 
financial or technical assistance to keep a plant open.  Two or 
more eligible organizations may jointly apply for a grant under 
this section. 
    (b) Interested organizations shall apply to the 
commissioner for the grants.  As part of the application 
process, applicants must provide a statement of need for a 
grant, information relating to the work force at the plant, the 
area's unemployment rate, the community's and surrounding area's 
labor market characteristics, information of efforts to 
coordinate the community's response to the plant closing or 
substantial layoff, a timetable of the prefeasibility study, a 
description of the organization applying for the grant, a 
description of the qualifications of persons conducting the 
study, and other information required by the commissioner. 
    (c) The commissioner shall respond to the applicant within 
five working days of receiving the organization's application.  
The commissioner shall inform each organization that applied for 
but did not receive a grant the reasons for the grant not being 
awarded.  The commissioner may request further information from 
those organizations that did not receive a grant, and the 
organization may reapply for the grant. 
    Sec. 105.  [268.9781] [WORKER ADJUSTMENT SERVICES PLANS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [WORKER ADJUSTMENT SERVICES PLANS.] The 
commissioner shall establish and fund worker adjustment services 
plans that are designed to assist dislocated workers in their 
transition to new employment.  Authorized grantees shall submit 
a worker adjustment services plan biennially, with an annual 
update, in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner.  
The worker adjustment services plan shall include information 
required in substate plans established under the federal Job 
Training Partnership Act, United States Code, title 29, section 
1501, et seq. and a detailed description of expeditious response 
activities to be implemented under the plan.  
    Subd. 2.  [GRANTEES.] Entities authorized to submit a 
worker adjustment services plan include substate grantees and up 
to six additional eligible organizations.  Criteria for 
selecting the six authorized nonsubstate grantee eligible 
organizations shall be established by the commissioner, in 
consultation with the governor's job training council.  The 
criteria include, but are not limited to: 
    (1) the capacity to deliver worker adjustment services; 
    (2) an identifiable constituency from which eligible 
dislocated workers may be drawn; 
    (3) a demonstration of a good faith effort to establish 
coordination agreements with substate grantees in whose 
geographic area the organization would be operating; 
    (4) the capability to coordinate delivery of worker 
adjustment services with other appropriate programs and 
agencies, including educational institutions, employment 
service, human service agencies, and economic development 
agencies; and 
    (5) sufficient administrative controls to ensure fiscal 
accountability. 
    Subd. 3.  [COVERAGE.] (a) Persons eligible to receive 
worker adjustment services under this section include dislocated 
workers as defined in section 268.975, subdivision 3. 
    (b) Worker adjustment services available under this section 
shall also be available to additional dislocated workers as 
defined in section 268.975, subdivision 3a, when they can be 
provided without adversely affecting delivery of services to all 
dislocated workers. 
    Subd. 4.  [SUBSTATE GRANTEE FUNDING.] (a) Funds allocated 
to substate grantees under section 268.022 for expeditious 
response activities and worker adjustment services under this 
section shall be allocated as follows: 
    (1) one-half of available funds shall be allocated to 
substate grantees based on an allocation formula prescribed by 
the commissioner, in consultation with the governor's job 
training council; and 
    (2) one-half of available funds shall be allocated based on 
need as demonstrated to the commissioner in consultation with 
the governor's job training council. 
    (b) The formula for allocating substate grantee funds must 
utilize the most appropriate information available to the 
commissioner to distribute funds in order to address the state's 
worker adjustment assistance needs.  Information for the formula 
allocation may include, but is not limited to:  
    (1) insured unemployment data; 
    (2) dislocated worker special assessment receipts data; 
    (3) small plant closing data; 
    (4) declining industries data; 
    (5) farmer-rancher economic hardship data; and 
    (6) long-term unemployment data. 
    (c) The commissioner shall establish a uniform procedure 
for reallocating substate grantee funds.  The criteria for 
reallocating funds from substate grantees not expending their 
allocations consistent with their worker adjustment services 
plans to other substate grantees shall be developed by the 
commissioner in consultation with the governor's job training 
council. 
    Sec. 106.  [268.9782] [DISLOCATION EVENT SERVICES GRANTS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [DISLOCATION EVENT SERVICES GRANTS.] The 
commissioner shall establish and fund dislocation event services 
grants designed to provide worker adjustment services to workers 
displaced as a result of larger plant closings and substantial 
layoffs.  Grantees shall apply for a dislocation event services 
grant by submitting a proposal to the commissioner in a form and 
manner prescribed by the commissioner.  The application must 
describe the demonstrated need for intervention, including the 
need for retraining, the workers to be served, the coordination 
of available local resources, the services to be provided, and 
the budget plan. 
    Subd. 2.  [GRANTEES.] (a) Entities authorized to submit 
dislocation event services grants include substate grantees and 
other eligible organizations.  Nonsubstate grantees shall 
demonstrate they meet criteria established by the commissioner, 
in consultation with the governor's job training council.  The 
criteria include, but are not limited to: 
    (1) the capacity to deliver worker adjustment services; 
    (2) an ability to coordinate its activities with substate 
grantees in whose geographic area the organization will be 
operating; 
    (3) the capability to coordinate delivery of worker 
adjustment services with other appropriate programs and 
agencies, including educational institutions, employment 
service, human service agencies, and economic development 
agencies; and 
    (4) sufficient administrative controls to ensure fiscal 
accountability. 
    (b) For purposes of this section, the state job service may 
apply directly to the commissioner for a dislocation event 
services grant only if the effect of a plant closing or 
substantial layoff is statewide or results in the termination 
from employment of employees of the state of Minnesota. 
    Subd. 3.  [COVERAGE.] Persons who may receive worker 
adjustment services under this section are limited to dislocated 
workers affected by plant closings and substantial layoffs 
involving at least 50 workers from a single employer. 
    Subd. 4.  [FUNDING.] The commissioner, in consultation with 
the governor's job training council, may establish an emergency 
funding process for dislocation event services grants.  No more 
than 20 percent of the estimated budget of the proposed grant 
may be awarded through this procedure.  The grantee shall submit 
a formal dislocation event services grant application within 90 
days of the initial award of emergency funding. 
    Sec. 107.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.98, is 
amended to read: 
    268.98 [PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, REPORTING, COST 
LIMITATIONS.] 
    (a) Subdivision 1.  [PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.] The 
commissioner shall establish performance standards for the 
programs and activities administered or funded through the rapid 
response program under section 268.977 sections 268.975 to 
268.98.  The commissioner may use, when appropriate, existing 
federal performance standards or, if the commissioner determines 
that the federal standards are inadequate or not suitable, may 
formulate new performance standards to ensure that the programs 
and activities of the rapid response program dislocated worker 
program are effectively administered. 
    (b) Not less than 20 percent of the funds expended under 
this section must be used to provide needs-related payments and 
other supportive services as those terms are used in subchapter 
III of the Job Training Partnership Act, United States Code, 
title 29, section 1661d(b).  This requirement does not apply to 
the extent that a program proposal requests less than 20 percent 
of such funds.  At the end of the fiscal year, each substate 
grantee and each grant recipient shall report to the 
commissioner on the types of services funded under this 
paragraph and the amounts expended for such services.  By 
January 15 of each year, the commissioner shall provide a 
summary report to the legislature. 
    Subd. 2.  [REPORTS.] (a) Grantees receiving funds under 
sections 268.9771, 268.978, 268.9781, and 268.9782 shall report 
to the commissioner information on program participants, 
activities funded, and utilization of funds in a form and manner 
prescribed by the commissioner. 
    (b) The commissioner shall report quarterly to the 
governor's job training council information on prefeasibility 
study grants awarded, rapid response and expeditious response 
activities, worker adjustment services plans, and dislocation 
event services grants.  Specific information to be reported 
shall be by agreement between the commissioner and the 
governor's job training council. 
    (c) The commissioner shall provide an annual report to the 
governor, legislature, and the governor's job training council 
on the administration of the programs funded under sections 
268.9771, 268.978, 268.9781, and 268.9782. 
    Subd. 3.  [COST LIMITATIONS.] (a) For purposes of sections 
268.9781 and 268.9782, funds allocated to a grantee are subject 
to the following limitations: 
    (1) a maximum of 15 percent for administration in a worker 
adjustment services plan and ten percent in a dislocation event 
services grant; 
    (2) a minimum of 50 percent for provision of training 
assistance; 
    (3) a minimum of ten percent and maximum of 30 percent for 
provision of support services; and 
    (4) the balance used for provision of basic readjustment 
assistance. 
    (b) A waiver of the cost limitation on providing training 
assistance may be requested.  The waiver may not permit less 
than 30 percent of the funds be spent on training assistance. 
    (c) The commissioner shall prescribe the form and manner 
for submission of an application for a waiver under paragraph 
(b).  Criteria for granting a waiver shall be established by the 
commissioner in consultation with the governor's job training 
council. 
    Sec. 108.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 298.2211, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [PROJECT APPROVAL.] All projects authorized by 
this section shall be submitted by the commissioner to the iron 
range resources and rehabilitation board, which shall recommend 
approval or disapproval or modification of the projects.  Each 
project shall then be submitted to the legislative advisory 
committee for any review and comment the committee deems 
appropriate.  Prior to the commencement of a project involving 
the exercise by the commissioner of any authority of sections 
469.174 to 469.179, the governing body of each municipality in 
which any part of the project is located and the county board of 
any county containing portions of the project not located in an 
incorporated area shall by majority vote approve or disapprove 
the project.  Any project, as so approved by the board and the 
applicable governing bodies, if any, together with any comment 
provided by the legislative advisory committee, detailed 
information concerning the project, its costs, the sources of 
its funding, and the amount of any bonded indebtedness to be 
incurred in connection with the project, shall be transmitted to 
the governor, who shall approve, disapprove, or return the 
proposal for additional consideration within 30 days of 
receipt.  No project authorized under this section shall be 
undertaken, and no obligations shall be issued and no tax 
increments shall be expended for a project authorized under this 
section until the project has been approved by the governor.  
    Sec. 109.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 298.2213, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [PROJECT APPROVAL.] The board shall by August 1, 
1987, and each year thereafter prepare a list of projects to be 
funded from the money appropriated in this section with 
necessary supporting information including descriptions of the 
projects, plans, and cost estimates.  A project must not be 
approved by the board unless it finds that:  
    (1) the project will materially assist, directly or 
indirectly, the creation of additional long-term employment 
opportunities; 
    (2) the prospective benefits of the expenditure exceed the 
anticipated costs; and 
    (3) in the case of assistance to private enterprise, the 
project will serve a sound business purpose.  
    To be proposed by the board, a project must be approved by 
at least eight iron range resources and rehabilitation board 
members and the commissioner of iron range resources and 
rehabilitation.  The list of projects must be submitted to the 
legislative advisory commission for its review.  The list with 
the recommendation of the legislative advisory commission must 
be submitted to the governor, who shall, by November 15 of each 
year, approve, disapprove, or return for further consideration, 
each project.  The money for a project may be spent only upon 
approval of the project by the governor.  The board may submit 
supplemental projects for approval at any time.  Supplemental 
projects must be submitted to the members of the legislative 
advisory commission for their review and recommendations of 
further review.  If a recommendation is not provided within ten 
days, no further review by the legislative advisory commission 
is required, and the governor shall approve or disapprove each 
project or return it for further consideration.  If the 
recommendation by a member is for further review, the governor 
shall submit the request to the legislative advisory commission 
for its review and recommendation.  Failure or refusal of the 
commission to make a recommendation promptly is a negative 
recommendation.  
    Sec. 110.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 298.223, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [ADMINISTRATION.] The taconite environmental 
protection fund shall be administered by the commissioner of the 
iron range resources and rehabilitation board.  The commissioner 
shall by September 1 of each year prepare a list of projects to 
be funded from the taconite environmental protection fund, with 
such supporting information including description of the 
projects, plans, and cost estimates as may be necessary.  Upon 
recommendation of the iron range resources and rehabilitation 
board, this list shall be submitted to the legislative advisory 
commission for its review.  This list with the recommendation of 
the legislative advisory commission shall then be transmitted to 
the governor by November 1 of each year.  By December 1 of each 
year, the governor shall approve or disapprove, or return for 
further consideration, each project.  Funds for a project may be 
expended only upon approval of the project by the governor.  The 
commissioner may submit supplemental projects for approval at 
any time.  Supplemental projects approved by the board must be 
submitted to the members of the legislative advisory commission 
for their review and recommendations of further review.  If a 
recommendation is not provided within ten days, no further 
review by the legislative advisory commission is required, and 
the governor shall approve or disapprove each project or return 
it for further consideration.  If the recommendation by any 
member is for further review the governor shall submit the 
request to the legislative advisory commission for its review 
and recommendation.  Failure or refusal of the commission to 
make a recommendation promptly is a negative recommendation. 
    Sec. 111.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 298.28, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [IRON RANGE RESOURCES AND REHABILITATION BOARD.] 
Three cents per taxable ton shall be paid to the iron range 
resources and rehabilitation board for the purposes of section 
298.22.  The amount determined in this subdivision shall be 
increased in 1981 and subsequent years prior to 1988 in the same 
proportion as the increase in the steel mill products index as 
provided in section 298.24, subdivision 1, and shall be 
increased in 1989, 1990, and 1991 according to the increase in 
the implicit price deflator as provided in section 298.24, 
subdivision 1.  In 1992 and 1993, the amount distributed per ton 
shall be the same as the amount distributed per ton in 1991.  In 
1994, the amount distributed shall be the distribution per ton 
for 1991 increased in the same proportion as the increase 
between the fourth quarter of 1988 and the fourth quarter of 
1992 in the implicit price deflator as defined in section 
298.24, subdivision 1.  That amount shall be increased in 1995 
and subsequent years in the same proportion as the increase in 
the implicit price deflator as provided in section 298.24, 
subdivision 1.  The amount distributed in 1988 shall be 
increased according to the increase that would have occurred in 
the rate of tax under section 298.24 if the rate had been 
adjusted according to the implicit price deflator for 1987 
production.  The amount distributed pursuant to this subdivision 
shall be expended within or for the benefit of a tax relief area 
defined in section 273.134.  No part of the fund provided in 
this subdivision may be used to provide loans for the operation 
of private business unless the loan is approved by the governor 
and the legislative advisory commission. 
    Sec. 112.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 298.296, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [PROJECT APPROVAL.] The board shall by 
August 1 of each year prepare a list of projects to be funded 
from the northeast Minnesota economic protection trust with 
necessary supporting information including description of the 
projects, plans, and cost estimates.  These projects shall be 
consistent with the priorities established in section 298.292 
and shall not be approved by the board unless it finds that:  
    (a) the project will materially assist, directly or 
indirectly, the creation of additional long-term employment 
opportunities; 
    (b) the prospective benefits of the expenditure exceed the 
anticipated costs; and 
    (c) in the case of assistance to private enterprise, the 
project will serve a sound business purpose.  
    To be proposed by the board, a project must be approved by 
at least eight iron range resources and rehabilitation board 
members and the commissioner of iron range resources and 
rehabilitation.  The list of projects shall be submitted to the 
legislative advisory commission for its review.  The list with 
the recommendation of the legislative advisory commission shall 
be submitted to the governor, who shall, by November 15 of each 
year, approve or disapprove, or return for further 
consideration, each project.  The money for a project may be 
expended only upon approval of the project by the governor.  The 
board may submit supplemental projects for approval at any 
time.  Supplemental projects must be submitted to the members of 
the legislative advisory commission for their review and 
recommendations of further review.  If a recommendation is not 
provided within ten days, no further review by the legislative 
advisory commission is required, and the governor shall approve 
or disapprove each project or return it for further 
consideration.  If the recommendation by any member is for 
further review the governor shall submit the request to the 
legislative advisory commission for its review and 
recommendation.  Failure or refusal of the commission to make a 
recommendation promptly is a negative recommendation. 
    Sec. 113.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 303.13, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [FOREIGN CORPORATION.] A foreign 
corporation shall be subject to service of process, as follows: 
    (1) By service on its registered agent; 
    (2) When any foreign corporation authorized to transact 
business in this state fails to appoint or maintain in this 
state a registered agent upon whom service of process may be 
had, or whenever any registered agent cannot be found at its 
registered office in this state, as shown by the return of the 
sheriff of the county in which the registered office is 
situated, or by an affidavit of attempted service by any person 
not a party, or whenever any corporation withdraws from the 
state, or whenever the certificate of authority of any foreign 
corporation is revoked or canceled, service may be made by 
delivering to and leaving with the secretary of state, or with 
any authorized deputy or clerk in the corporation department of 
the secretary of state's office, two copies thereof and a fee of 
$35 $50; provided, that after a foreign corporation withdraws 
from the state, pursuant to section 303.16, service upon the 
corporation may be made pursuant to the provisions of this 
section only when based upon a liability or obligation of the 
corporation incurred within this state or arising out of any 
business done in this state by the corporation prior to the 
issuance of a certificate of withdrawal. 
    (3) If a foreign corporation makes a contract with a 
resident of Minnesota to be performed in whole or in part by 
either party in Minnesota, or if a foreign corporation commits a 
tort in whole or in part in Minnesota against a resident of 
Minnesota, such acts shall be deemed to be doing business in 
Minnesota by the foreign corporation and shall be deemed 
equivalent to the appointment by the foreign corporation of the 
secretary of the state of Minnesota and successors to be its 
true and lawful attorney upon whom may be served all lawful 
process in any actions or proceedings against the foreign 
corporation arising from or growing out of the contract or 
tort.  Process shall be served in duplicate upon the secretary 
of state, together with the address to which service is to be 
sent and a fee of $35 $50 and the secretary of state shall mail 
one copy thereof to the corporation at its the last known 
address listed on the records of the secretary of state or the 
address provided by the party requesting service, and the 
corporation shall have 30 days within which to answer from the 
date of the mailing, notwithstanding any other provision of the 
law.  The making of the contract or the committing of the tort 
shall be deemed to be the agreement of the foreign corporation 
that any process against it which is so served upon the 
secretary of state shall be of the same legal force and effect 
as if served personally on it within the state of Minnesota.  
    Sec. 114.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 303.21, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [OTHER INSTRUMENTS.] A fee of $35 $50 shall be 
paid to the secretary of state for filing any instrument, other 
than the annual report required by section 303.14, required or 
permitted to be filed under the provisions of this chapter.  For 
filing the annual report a fee of $20 must be paid to the 
secretary of state.  The fees shall be paid at the time of the 
filing of the instrument.  
    Sec. 115.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 322A.16, is 
amended to read: 
    322A.16 [FILING IN OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE.] 
    (a) A signed copy of the certificate of limited 
partnership, of any certificates of amendment or cancellation or 
of any judicial decree of amendment or cancellation shall be 
delivered to the secretary of state.  A person who executes a 
certificate as an agent or fiduciary need not exhibit evidence 
of the executor's authority as a prerequisite to filing.  Unless 
the secretary of state finds that any certificate does not 
conform to law, upon receipt of a $35 $50 filing fee and, in the 
case of a certificate of limited partnership, a $60 $50 initial 
fee, the secretary shall: 
    (1) endorse on the original the word "Filed" and the day, 
month and year of the filing; and 
    (2) return the original to the person who filed it or a 
representative. 
    (b) Upon the filing of a certificate of amendment or 
judicial decree of amendment in the office of the secretary of 
state, the certificate of limited partnership shall be amended 
as set forth in the amendment, and upon the effective date of a 
certificate of cancellation or a judicial decree of it, the 
certificate of limited partnership is canceled. 
    Sec. 116.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 333.20, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  The application for registration shall be 
accompanied by a filing fee of $35 $50, payable to the secretary 
of state; provided, however, that a single credit of $10 shall 
be given each applicant applying for reregistration of a mark 
hereunder for each $10 filing fee paid by applicant for 
registration of the same trademark prior to the effective date 
of sections 333.18 to 333.31. 
    Sec. 117.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 333.22, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  Registration of a mark hereunder shall be 
effective for a term of ten years from the date of registration 
and, upon application filed within six months prior to the 
expiration of such term or a renewal thereof, on a form to be 
furnished by the secretary of state, the registration may be 
renewed for additional ten-year terms provided that the mark is 
in use by the applicant at the time of the application for 
renewal and that there are no intervening rights.  A renewal fee 
of $22 $25 payable to the secretary of state shall accompany the 
application for renewal of the registration.  
    Sec. 118.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 336.9-403, is 
amended to read: 
    336.9-403 [WHAT CONSTITUTES FILING; DURATION OF FILING; 
EFFECT OF LAPSED FILING; DUTIES OF FILING OFFICER.] 
    (1) Presentation for filing of a financing statement and 
tender of the filing fee or acceptance of the statement by the 
filing officer constitutes filing under this article. 
    (2) Except as provided in subsection (6) a filed financing 
statement is effective for a period of five years from the date 
of filing.  The effectiveness of a filed financing statement 
lapses on the expiration of the five-year period unless a 
continuation statement is filed prior to the lapse.  If a 
security interest perfected by filing exists at the time 
insolvency proceedings are commenced by or against the debtor, 
the security interest remains perfected until termination of the 
insolvency proceedings and thereafter for a period of 60 days or 
until expiration of the five-year period, whichever occurs later 
regardless of whether the financing statement filed as to that 
security interest is destroyed by the filing officer pursuant to 
subsection (3).  Upon lapse the security interest becomes 
unperfected, unless it is perfected without filing.  If the 
security interest becomes unperfected upon lapse, it is deemed 
to have been unperfected as against a person who became a 
purchaser or lien creditor before lapse. 
     (3) A continuation statement may be filed by the secured 
party within six months prior to the expiration of the five-year 
period specified in subsection (2).  Any such continuation 
statement must be signed by the secured party, set forth the 
name, social security number or other tax identification number 
of the debtor, and address of the debtor and secured party as 
those items appear on the original financing statement or the 
most recently filed amendment, identify the original statement 
by file number and filing date, and state that the original 
statement is still effective.  A continuation statement signed 
by a person other than the secured party of record must be 
accompanied by a separate written statement of assignment signed 
by the secured party of record and complying with subsection (2) 
of section 336.9-405, including payment of the required fee.  
Upon timely filing of the continuation statement, the 
effectiveness of the original statement is continued for five 
years after the last date to which the filing was effective 
whereupon it lapses in the same manner as provided in subsection 
(2) unless another continuation statement is filed prior to such 
lapse.  Succeeding continuation statements may be filed in the 
same manner to continue the effectiveness of the original 
statement.  Unless a statute on disposition of public records 
provides otherwise, the filing officer may remove a lapsed 
statement from the files and destroy it immediately if the 
officer has retained a microfilm or other photographic record, 
or in other cases after one year after the lapse.  The filing 
officer shall so arrange matters by physical annexation of 
financing statements to continuation statements or other related 
filings, or by other means, that if the officer physically 
destroys the financing statements of a period more than five 
years past, those which have been continued by a continuation 
statement or which are still effective under subsection (6) 
shall be retained.  If insolvency proceedings are commenced by 
or against the debtor, the secured party shall notify the filing 
officer both upon commencement and termination of the 
proceedings, and the filing officer shall not destroy any 
financing statements filed with respect to the debtor until 
termination of the insolvency proceedings.  The security 
interest remains perfected until termination of the insolvency 
proceedings and thereafter for a period of 60 days or until 
expiration of the five-year period, whichever occurs later. 
    (4) Except as provided in subsection (7) a filing officer 
shall mark each statement with a file number and with the date 
and hour of filing and shall hold the statement or a microfilm 
or other photographic copy thereof for public inspection.  In 
addition the filing officer shall index the statements according 
to the name of the debtor and shall note in the index the file 
number, the address of the debtor given in the statement, and 
the social security number or other tax identification number of 
the debtor given in the statement. 
    (5) The secretary of state shall prescribe uniform forms 
for statements and samples thereof shall be furnished to all 
filing officers in the state.  The uniform fee for filing and 
indexing and for stamping a copy furnished by the secured party 
to show the date and place of filing for an original financing 
statement or for a continuation statement shall be $7 if the 
statement is in the standard form prescribed by the secretary of 
state and otherwise shall be $10, plus in each case, if the 
financing statement is subject to subsection (5) of section 
336.9-402, $5.  An additional fee of $7 shall be collected if 
more than one name is required to be indexed or if the secured 
party chooses to show a trade name for any debtor listed.  The 
uniform fee collected for the filing of an amendment to a 
financing statement if the amendment is in the standard form 
prescribed by the secretary of state and does not add additional 
debtor names to the financing statement shall be $7.  The fee 
for an amendment adding additional debtor names shall be $14 if 
the amendment is in the form prescribed by the secretary of 
state and, if otherwise, $17.  The fee for an amendment which is 
not in the form prescribed by the secretary of state but which 
does not add additional names shall be $10.: 
    (a) for an original financing statement or statement of 
continuation on a standard form prescribed by the secretary of 
state, is $15 for up to two debtor names and $15 for each 
additional name thereafter; 
    (b) for an original financing statement or statement of 
continuation that is not on a standard form prescribed by the 
secretary of state, is $20 for up to two debtor names and $20 
for each additional name thereafter; 
    (c) for an amendment on a standard form prescribed by the 
secretary of state that does not add debtor names, is $15; 
    (d) for an amendment that is not on a standard form 
prescribed by the secretary of state and that does not add 
debtor names, is $20; 
    (e) for an amendment on a standard form prescribed by the 
secretary of state that does add debtor names, is $15 per debtor 
name; 
    (f) for an amendment that is not on a standard form 
prescribed by the secretary of state that does add debtor names, 
is $20 per debtor name; and 
    (g) for each case in which the filing is subject to 
subsection (5) of section 336.9-402, $5 in addition to the fee 
required above. 
In no case will a filing officer accept more than four 
additional pages per financing statement for filing in the 
uniform commercial code records. 
    The secretary of state shall adopt rules for filing, 
amendment, continuation, termination, removal, and destruction 
of financing statements. 
    (6) If the debtor is a transmitting utility (subsection (5) 
of section 336.9-401) and a filed financing statement so states, 
it is effective until a termination statement is filed.  A real 
estate mortgage which is effective as a fixture filing under 
subsection (6) of section 336.9-402 remains effective as a 
fixture filing until the mortgage is released or satisfied of 
record or its effectiveness otherwise terminates as to the real 
estate. 
    (7) When a financing statement covers timber to be cut or 
covers minerals or the like (including oil and gas) or accounts 
subject to subsection (5) of section 336.9-103, or is filed as a 
fixture filing, it shall be filed for record and the filing 
officer shall index it under the names of the debtor and any 
owner of record shown on the financing statement in the same 
fashion as if they were the mortgagors in a mortgage of the real 
estate described, and, to the extent that the law of this state 
provides for indexing of mortgages under the name of the 
mortgagee, under the name of the secured party as if the secured 
party were the mortgagee thereunder, or, for filing offices 
other than the secretary of state, where indexing is by 
description in the same fashion as if the financing statement 
were a mortgage of the real estate described.  If requested of 
the filing officer on the financing statement, a financing 
statement filed for record as a fixture filing in the same 
office where nonfixture filings are made is effective, without a 
dual filing, as to collateral listed thereon for which filing is 
required in such office pursuant to section 336.9-401 (1) (a); 
in such case, the filing officer shall also index the recorded 
statement in accordance with subsection (4) using the recording 
data in lieu of a file number. 
    (8) The fees provided for in this article shall supersede 
the fees for similar services otherwise provided for by law 
except in the case of security interests filed in connection 
with a certificate of title on a motor vehicle. 
    Sec. 119.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 336.9-404, is 
amended to read: 
    336.9-404 [TERMINATION STATEMENT.] 
    (1) If a financing statement covering consumer goods is 
filed on or after January 1, 1977, then within one month or 
within ten days following written demand by the debtor after 
there is no outstanding secured obligation and no commitment to 
make advances, incur obligations or otherwise give value, the 
secured party must file with each filing officer with whom the 
financing statement was filed, a termination statement to the 
effect that the secured party no longer claims a security 
interest under the financing statement.  The termination 
statement must set forth the name and address of the debtor and 
secured party as those items appear on the original financing 
statement or the most recently filed amendment; identify the 
original financing statement by file number and filing date; and 
be signed by the secured party.  In other cases whenever there 
is no outstanding secured obligation and no commitment to make 
advances, incur obligations, or otherwise give value, the 
secured party must on written demand by the debtor send the 
debtor, for each filing officer with whom the financing 
statement was filed, a termination statement to the effect that 
the secured party no longer claims a security interest under the 
financing statement, which shall be identified by file number.  
A termination statement signed by a person other than the 
secured party of record must be accompanied by a separate 
written statement of assignment signed by the secured party of 
record and complying with subsection (2) of section 336.9-405, 
including payment of the required fee.  If the affected secured 
party fails to file such a termination statement as required by 
this subsection, or to send such a termination statement within 
ten days after proper demand therefor the secured party shall be 
liable to the debtor for $100, and in addition for any loss 
caused to the debtor by such failure. 
    (2) On being presented with such a termination statement 
the filing officer must note it in the index.  If a duplicate 
termination statement is provided, the filing officer shall 
return one copy of the termination statement to the secured 
party stamped to show the time of receipt thereof.  If the 
filing officer has a microfilm or other photographic record of 
the financing statement, and of any related continuation 
statement, statement of assignment and statement of release, the 
filing officer may remove the originals from the files at any 
time after receipt of the termination statement, or having no 
such record, the filing officer may remove them from the files 
at any time after one year after receipt of the termination 
statement. 
    (3) There shall be no fee collected for the filing of a 
termination if the termination statement is in the standard form 
prescribed by the secretary of state and otherwise shall be $5, 
plus in each case,.  The fee for filing a termination statement 
on a form that is not the standard form prescribed by the 
secretary of state is $5.  If the original financing statement 
was subject to subsection (5) of section 336.9-402, the fee 
prescribed by section 357.18, subdivision 1, clause (1), is also 
required. 
    Sec. 120.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 336.9-405, is 
amended to read: 
    336.9-405 [ASSIGNMENT OF SECURITY INTEREST; DUTIES OF 
FILING OFFICER; FEES.] 
    (1) A financing statement may disclose an assignment of a 
security interest in the collateral described in the financing 
statement by indication in the financing statement of the name 
and address of the assignee or by an assignment itself or a copy 
thereof on the face of the statement.  On presentation to the 
filing officer of such a financing statement the filing officer 
shall mark the same as provided in section 336.9-403, clause 
(4).  The uniform fee for filing, indexing, and furnishing 
filing data for a financing statement so indicating an 
assignment shall be the same as the fee prescribed in section 
336.9-403, clause (5). 
    (2) A secured party of record may record an assignment of 
all or a part of the secured party's rights under a financing 
statement by the filing.  The assignment must be filed in the 
place where the original financing statement was filed of a 
separate written statement of.  The assignment must be signed by 
the secured party of record, setting forth.  The assignment must 
state:  (i) the name and address of the secured party of record 
and the debtor as those items appear on the original financing 
statement or the most recently filed amendment, identifying (ii) 
the file number and the date of filing of the financing 
statement, giving (iii) the name and address of the assignee, 
and containing (iv) a description of the collateral assigned.  A 
copy of the assignment is sufficient as a separate statement if 
it complies with the preceding sentence.  
    On presentation to the filing officer of such a separate 
statement, the filing officer shall mark such separate statement 
with the date and hour of the filing.  The filing officer shall 
note the assignment on the index of the financing statement, or 
in the case of a fixture filing, or a filing covering timber to 
be cut, or covering minerals or the like (including oil and gas) 
or accounts subject to subsection (5) of section 336.9-103.  The 
filing officer shall also index the assignment under the name of 
the assignor as grantor and, to the extent that the law of this 
state provides for indexing the assignment of a mortgage under 
the name of the assignee, index the assignment of the financing 
statement under the name of the assignee.  
    The uniform fee for filing, indexing, and furnishing filing 
data about such a separate statement of assignment shall be 
$7 $15 for up to two debtor names and $15 for each additional 
name thereafter if the statement is in the standard form 
prescribed by the secretary of state and otherwise shall be $10, 
plus.  If the statement is in a form that is not the standard 
form prescribed by the secretary of state, the fee is $20 for up 
to two debtor names and $20 for each additional name 
thereafter.  In each case, if where the original financing 
statement was subject to subsection (5) of section 336.9-402, 
the fee prescribed by section 357.18, subdivision 1, clause (1), 
is also required.  An additional fee of $7 shall be charged if 
there is more than one name against which the statement of 
assignment is required to be indexed.  
    Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, an 
assignment of record of a security interest in a fixture 
contained in a mortgage effective as a fixture filing 
(subsection (6) of section 336.9-402) may be made only by an 
assignment of the mortgage in the manner provided by the law of 
this state other than Laws 1976, chapter 135. 
    (3) After the disclosure or filing of an assignment under 
this section, the assignee is the secured party of record. 
    Sec. 121.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 336.9-406, is 
amended to read: 
    336.9-406 [RELEASE OF COLLATERAL; DUTIES OF FILING OFFICER; 
FEES.] 
    A secured party of record may by signed statement release 
all or a part of any collateral described in a filed financing 
statement.  The statement of release is sufficient if it 
contains a description of the collateral being released, the 
name and address of the debtor and secured party as those items 
appear on the original financing statement or the most recently 
filed amendment, and identifies the original financing statement 
by file number and filing date.  A statement of release signed 
by a person other than the secured party of record must be 
accompanied by a separate written statement of assignment signed 
by the secured party of record and complying with subsection (2) 
of section 336.9-405, including payment of the required fee.  
Upon being presented with such a statement of release the filing 
officer shall mark the statement with the hour and date of 
filing and shall note the same upon the margin of the index of 
the filing of the financing statement.  The uniform fee for 
filing and noting such a statement of release shall be $7 $15 if 
the statement is in the standard form prescribed by the 
secretary of state and otherwise shall be $10, plus in each 
case,.  If the statement is not on the standard form prescribed 
by the secretary of state, the fee is $20.  If the original 
financing statement was subject to subsection (5) of section 
336.9-402, the fee prescribed by section 357.18, subdivision 1, 
clause (1), is also required. 
    Sec. 122.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 336.9-407, is 
amended to read: 
    336.9-407 [INFORMATION FROM FILING OFFICER.] 
    (1) If the person filing any financing statement, 
termination statement, statement of assignment, or statement of 
release, furnishes the filing officer a copy thereof, the filing 
officer shall upon request note upon the copy the file number 
and date and hour of the filing of the original and deliver or 
send the copy to such person. 
    (2) Upon request of any person, the filing officer shall 
conduct a search of the statewide computerized uniform 
commercial code data base for any effective active financing 
statements naming a particular debtor and any statement of 
assignment thereof.  The filing officer shall report the 
findings as of that the date and hour of the search by issuing:  
    (a) a certificate listing the file number, date, and hour 
of each filing and the names and addresses of each secured party 
therein; 
    (b) photocopies of those original documents on file and 
located in the office of the filing officer; or 
    (c) upon request, both the certificate and the photocopies 
referred to in (b).  
    The uniform fee for conducting the search and for preparing 
a certificate showing up to five listed filings or for preparing 
up to five photocopies of original documents, or any combination 
of up to five listed filings and photocopies, shall be $7 $15 if 
the request is in the standard form prescribed by the secretary 
of state and otherwise.  This uniform fee shall include up to 
ten photocopies of original documents.  If the request for 
information is made on a form other than the standard form 
prescribed by the secretary of state, the fee shall be $10 $20 
and shall include up to ten photocopies of original documents. 
    Another fee, at the same rate, shall also be charged for 
conducting a search and preparing a certificate showing federal 
and state tax liens on file with the filing officer naming a 
particular debtor.  
    There shall be an additional fee of 50 cents $1 per page 
for each financing statement and each statement of assignment or 
tax lien listed on the certificate and for each photocopy 
prepared in excess of the first five ten.  
    Notwithstanding the fees set in this section, a natural 
person who is the subject of data must, upon the person's 
request, be shown the data without charge, and upon request be 
provided with photocopies of the data upon payment of no more 
than the actual cost of making the copies. 
    Sec. 123.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 336.9-413, is 
amended to read: 
    336.9-413 [UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE ACCOUNT.] 
    (a) The uniform commercial code account is established as 
an account in the state treasury.  
    (b) The filing officer with whom a financing statement, 
amendment, assignment, statement of release, or continuation 
statement is filed, or to whom a request for search is made, 
shall collect a $4 the filing fee and forward $5 of that fee as 
a surcharge on each filing or search, except that the surcharge 
is $5 during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1993.  By the 15th 
day following the end of each fiscal quarter, each county 
recorder shall forward the receipts from the surcharge 
accumulated during that fiscal quarter to the secretary of 
state.  The surcharge does not apply to a search request made by 
a natural person who is the subject of the data to be searched 
except when a certificate is requested as a part of the search.  
    (c) The surcharge amounts received from county recorders 
and the surcharge amounts collected by the secretary of state's 
office must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to 
the general fund. 
    (d) Fees that are not expressly set by statute but are 
charged by the secretary of state to offset the costs of 
providing a service under sections 336.9-411 to 336.9-413 must 
be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the uniform 
commercial code account.  
    (e) Fees that are not expressly set by statute but are 
charged by the secretary of state to offset the costs of 
providing information contained in the computerized records 
maintained by the secretary of state must be deposited in the 
state treasury and credited to the uniform commercial code 
account.  
    (f) Money in the uniform commercial code account is 
continuously appropriated to the secretary of state to implement 
and maintain the computerized uniform commercial code filing 
system under section 336.9-411 and to provide 
electronic-view-only access to other computerized records 
maintained by the secretary of state. 
    Sec. 124.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 336A.04, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [FEES.] (a) The fee for filing and indexing a 
standard form for a lien notice, effective financing statement, 
amendment, or continuation statement, and stamping the date and 
place of filing on a copy of the filed document furnished by the 
filing party is $10 when a single debtor name is listed.  If 
more than one debtor's name is listed on a standard form, the 
fee is $17.  If one debtor's name is listed on a nonstandard 
effective filing statement, assignment or continuation 
statement, or a nonstandard lien notice or assignment of a lien 
notice, the fee is $13.  If more than one debtor's name is 
listed on a nonstandard form, the fee is $20 $15 for up to two 
debtor names and $15 for each additional name thereafter. 
    (b) The fee for filing an amendment on the standard form 
that does not add debtors' names to the lien notice or effective 
financing statement is $10.  If a nonstandard form is used, the 
fee is $13.  The fee for an amendment that adds debtors' names 
is $17 if a standard form is used or $20 if a nonstandard form 
is used.  The fee for filing a partial release is $10 if a 
standard form is used or $13 if a nonstandard form is used. 
    (c) A fee may not be charged for filing a termination 
statement if the termination is filed within 30 days after 
satisfaction of the lien or security interest.  Otherwise, the 
fee is $10.  
    (d) (c) A county recorder shall forward $5 of each filing 
fee collected under this subdivision to the secretary of state 
by the 15th of the month following the end of each fiscal 
quarter.  The surcharge amounts received from county recorders 
and the surcharge amounts collected by the secretary of state's 
office must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to 
the general fund.  The balance of the filing fees collected by a 
county recorder must be deposited in the general fund of the 
county.  
    Sec. 125.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 336A.09, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [SEARCHES; FEES.] (a) If a person makes a 
request, the filing officer shall conduct a search of the 
computerized filing system for effective financing statements or 
lien notices and statements of assignment, continuation, 
amendment, and partial release of a particular debtor.  The 
filing officer shall report the date, time, and results of the 
search by issuing: 
    (1) a certificate listing the file number, date, and hour 
of each effective financing statement found in the search and 
the names and addresses of each secured party on the effective 
financing statements or of each lien notice found in the search 
and the names and address of each lienholder on the lien notice; 
    (2) photocopies of the original effective financing 
statement or lien notice documents on file; or 
    (3) upon request, both the certificate and photocopies of 
the effective financing statements or lien notices. 
    (b) The uniform fee for conducting a search and for 
preparing a certificate showing up to five listed filings or for 
preparing up to five photocopies of original documents, or any 
combination of up to five listed filings and photocopies, is 
$10 $15 per debtor name if the request is in the standard form 
prescribed by the secretary of state and otherwise is $13.  This 
uniform fee shall include ten photocopies of original documents. 
If the request for information is made on a form other than the 
standard form prescribed by the secretary of state, the fee is 
$20 per debtor name and shall include ten photocopies of 
original documents.  An additional fee of 50 cents $1 per page 
must be charged for each listed filing and for each photocopy 
prepared in excess of the first five ten.  If an oral or 
facsimile response is requested, there is an additional fee of 
$5 per debtor name requested.  
    (c) A county recorder shall forward $3 $5 of each search 
fee collected under this subdivision to the secretary of state 
by the 15th of the month following each fiscal quarter.  The 
surcharge amounts received from county recorders and the 
surcharge amounts collected by the secretary of state's office 
must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the 
general fund.  The balance of the search fees collected by a 
county recorder must be deposited in the general fund of the 
county. 
    Sec. 126.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 349A.10, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [DEPOSIT OF NET PROCEEDS.] Within 30 days after 
the end of each month, the director shall deposit in the state 
treasury the net proceeds of the lottery, which is the balance 
in the lottery fund after transfers to the lottery prize fund 
and credits to the lottery operations account.  Of the net 
proceeds, 40 percent must be credited to the Minnesota 
environment and natural resources trust fund, 11 percent must be 
credited to the state arts account created in section 129D.06, 
for distribution as provided in that section, and the remainder 
must be credited to the general fund. * (The language "11 
percent must be credited to the state arts account created in 
section 129D.06, for distribution as provided in that section, 
and the remainder" in the preceding sentence was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
    Sec. 127.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 359.01, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [FEES.] The fee for each commission shall not 
exceed $40.  All fees shall be retained by the commissioner and 
shall be nonreturnable except that an overpayment of any fee 
shall be the subject of a refund upon proper application. 
    Sec. 128.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 359.02, is 
amended to read: 
    359.02 [TERM, BOND, OATH, REAPPOINTMENT.] 
    A notary commissioned under section 359.01 holds office for 
six years, unless sooner removed by the governor or the district 
court.  Before entering upon the duties of office, a newly 
commissioned notary shall file the notary's oath of office with 
the secretary of state.  Within 30 days before the expiration of 
the commission a notary may be reappointed for a new term to 
commence and to be designated in the new commission as beginning 
upon the day immediately following the date of the expiration.  
The reappointment takes effect and is valid although the 
appointing governor may not be in the office of governor on the 
effective day. 
    Subdivision 1.  [EXPIRATION IN 1995.] Notary commissions 
issued before January 3, 1995, expire on January 31, 1995. 
    Subd. 2.  [SIX-YEAR LICENSING PERIOD.] Notary commissions 
issued after January 31, 1995, expire at the end of the 
licensing period that will end every sixth year following 
January 31, 1995. 
    Subd. 3.  [PARTIAL LICENSING PERIODS.] Notary commissions 
issued during a licensing period expire at the end of that 
period as set forth in this section. 
    Sec. 129.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 386.65, is 
amended to read: 
    386.65 [EXAMINATION OF APPLICANTS FOR LICENSE.] 
    Subdivision 1.  Applications for a license shall be made to 
the board commissioner and shall be upon a form to be prepared 
by the board commissioner and contain such information as may be 
required by it.  Upon receiving such application, the board 
commissioner shall fix a time and place for the examination of 
such applicant.  Notice of such examination shall be given to 
the applicant by certified mail, who shall thereon take the 
examination pursuant to such notice.  The examination shall be 
conducted by the board commissioner under such rules as 
the board commissioner may prescribe, and such rules shall 
prescribe that the applicant must show qualification by 
experience, education or training to qualify as being capable of 
performing the duties of an abstracter whose work will be for 
the use and protection of the public.  If application is made by 
a firm or corporation, one of the members or managing officials 
thereof shall take such examination.  If the applicant 
successfully passes the examination and complies with all the 
provisions of sections 386.61 to 386.76, the board commissioner 
shall cause its executive secretary to issue a license to the 
applicant. 
    Sec. 130.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 386.66, is 
amended to read: 
    386.66 [BOND OR ABSTRACTER'S LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY.] 
    Before a license shall be issued, the applicant shall file 
with the board commissioner a bond or abstracter's liability 
insurance policy to be approved by the chair or executive 
secretary commissioner, running to the state of Minnesota in the 
penal sum of at least $100,000 conditioned for the payment by 
such abstracter of any damages that may be sustained by or 
accrue to any person by reason of or on account of any error, 
deficiency or mistake arising wrongfully or negligently in any 
abstract, or continuation thereof, or in any certificate showing 
ownership of, or interest in, or liens upon any lands in the 
state of Minnesota, whether registered or not, made by and 
issued by such abstracter, provided however, that the aggregate 
liability of the surety to all persons under such bond shall in 
no event exceed the amount of such bond.  In any county having 
more than 200,000 inhabitants the bond or insurance policy 
required herein shall be in the penal sum of at least $250,000.  
Applicants having cash or securities or deposit with the state 
of Minnesota in an amount equal to the said bond or insurance 
policy shall be exempt from furnishing the bond or an insurance 
policy herein required but shall be liable to the same extent as 
if a bond or insurance policy has been given and filed.  The 
bond or insurance policy required hereunder shall be written by 
some surety or other company authorized to do business in this 
state issuing bonds or abstracter's liability insurance policies 
and shall be issued for a period of one or more years, and 
renewed for one or more years at the date of expiration as 
principal continues in business.  The aggregate liability of 
such surety on such bond or insurance policy for all damages 
shall, in no event, exceed the sum of said bond or insurance 
policy. 
    Sec. 131.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 386.67, is 
amended to read: 
    386.67 [LICENSED ABSTRACTER, SEAL.] 
    A licensed abstracter furnishing abstracts of title to real 
property under the provisions hereof shall provide a seal, which 
seal shall show the name of such licensed abstracter, and shall 
file with the executive secretary of the board commissioner an 
impression of or copy made by such seal and the signatures of 
persons authorized to sign certificates on abstracts and 
continuations of abstracts and certificates showing ownership 
of, or interest in, or liens upon any lands in the state of 
Minnesota, whether registered or not, issued by such licensed 
abstracter. 
    Sec. 132.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 386.68, is 
amended to read: 
    386.68 [FEES.] 
    For The services specified in sections 386.61 to 386.76 
following fees shall be set by the board must be paid to the 
commissioner:  an examination fee of $25; an initial licensing 
fee of $50; and a license renewal fee of $40. 
    Sec. 133.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 386.69, is 
amended to read: 
    386.69 [LICENSES.] 
    Licenses issued by said board the commissioner under the 
provisions hereof shall recite that such bond or insurance 
policy has been duly filed and approved, and the license shall 
authorize the official, person, firm or corporation named in it 
to engage in and carry on the business of an abstracter of real 
estate titles in the county in which said official, person, firm 
or corporation is authorized to make abstracts.  The license 
shall be issued for a period as determined by the board 
commissioner, and shall thereafter be renewed upon conditions 
prescribed by the board commissioner. 
    Sec. 134.  [386.705] [ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS AND 
PENALTIES.] 
    An abstracter licensed under sections 386.61 to 386.76 is 
subject to the penalties imposed pursuant to section 45.027.  
The commissioner has all the powers provided in section 45.027 
and shall proceed in the manner provided by that section in 
actions against abstracters. 
    Sec. 135.  [386.706] [RULES.] 
    The commissioner may adopt rules necessary for the 
administration of sections 386.61 to 386.76. 
    Sec. 136.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 462A.057, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT; PURPOSE.] There is 
established The agency may establish the Minnesota rural and 
urban homesteading program to be administered by the agency for 
the purpose of making grants or loans to eligible applicants to 
acquire, rehabilitate, and sell eligible property.  The program 
is directed at single family residential properties in need of 
rehabilitation that are sold to "at risk" home buyers committed 
to strengthening the neighborhood and following a good neighbor 
policy. 
    Sec. 137.  [462A.204] [FAMILY HOMELESS PREVENTION AND 
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The agency may establish a 
family homeless prevention and assistance program to assist 
families who are homeless or are at imminent risk of 
homelessness.  The agency may make grants to develop and 
implement family homeless prevention and assistance projects 
under the program.  For purposes of this section, "families" 
means families and persons under the age of 18.  
    Subd. 2.  [SELECTION CRITERIA.] The agency shall award 
grants to counties with a significant number or significant 
growth in the number of homeless families and that agree to 
focus their emergency response systems on homeless prevention 
and the securing of permanent or transitional housing for 
homeless families.  The agency shall take into consideration the 
extent to which the proposed project activities demonstrate ways 
in which existing resources in an area may be more effectively 
coordinated to meet the program objectives specified under this 
section in awarding grants. 
    Subd. 3.  [SET ASIDE.] At least one grant must be awarded 
in an area located outside of the metropolitan area as defined 
in section 473.121, subdivision 2.  A county, a group of 
contiguous counties jointly acting together, or a 
community-based nonprofit organization with a sponsoring 
resolution from each of the county boards of the counties 
located within its operating jurisdiction may apply for and 
receive grants for areas located outside the metropolitan area.  
    Subd. 4.  [PROJECT REQUIREMENTS.] Each project must be 
designed to stabilize families in their existing homes, shorten 
the amount of time that families stay in emergency shelters, and 
assist families with securing transitional or permanent 
affordable housing throughout the grantee's area of operation.  
Each project must include plans for the following: 
    (1) use of existing housing stock, including the 
maintenance of current housing for those at risk; 
    (2) leveraging of private and public money to maximize the 
project impact; 
    (3) coordination and use of existing public and private 
providers of rental assistance, emergency shelters, transitional 
housing, and affordable permanent housing; 
    (4) targeting of direct financial assistance including 
assistance for rent, utility payments or other housing costs, 
and support services, where appropriate, to prevent homelessness 
and repeated episodes of homelessness; 
    (5) efforts to address the needs of specific homeless 
populations; 
    (6) identification of outcomes expected from the use of the 
grant award; and 
    (7) description of how the organization will use other 
resources to address the needs of homeless individuals. 
    Subd. 5.  [AUTHORIZED USES OF GRANT.] A grant may be used 
to prevent or decrease the period of homelessness of families 
and to decrease the time period that families stay in emergency 
shelters.  Grants may not be used to acquire, rehabilitate, or 
construct emergency shelters or transitional or permanent 
housing.  Grants may not be used to pay more than 24 months of 
rental assistance for a family. 
    Subd. 6.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] Each grantee shall 
establish an advisory committee consisting of a homeless 
advocate, a homeless person or formerly homeless person, a 
member of the state interagency task force on homelessness, 
local representatives, if any, of public and private providers 
of emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent 
affordable housing, and other members of the public not 
representatives of those specifically described in this 
sentence.  The grantee shall consult on a regular basis with the 
advisory committee in preparing the project proposal and in the 
design, implementation, and evaluation of the project.  The 
advisory committee shall assist the grantee as follows: 
    (1) designing or refocusing the grantee's emergency 
response system; 
    (2) developing project outcome measurements; and 
    (3) assessing the short- and long-term effectiveness of the 
project in meeting the needs of families who are homeless, 
preventing homelessness, identifying and developing innovative 
solutions to the problem of homeless families, and identifying 
problems and barriers to providing services to homeless families.
    Subd. 7.  [REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.] Each grantee shall 
submit an annual project report to the state interagency task 
force on homelessness.  The report must include the actual 
program results compared to program objectives.  The state 
interagency task force shall report on program activities to all 
state agencies that provide assistance or services to homeless 
persons. 
    Sec. 138.  [462A.207] [MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE PREVENTION AND 
EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The agency shall, within 
the limits of available appropriations, establish a mortgage 
foreclosure prevention and emergency rental assistance program 
to provide assistance to low-income and moderate-income persons 
who are facing the loss of their housing due to circumstances 
beyond their control.  Priority for assistance under this 
section must be given to persons and families at or below 60 
percent of area median income, adjusted for family size, as 
determined by the department of housing and urban development. 
    Subd. 2.  [ADMINISTRATION.] The agency may contract with 
community-based, nonprofit organizations that meet the 
requirements specified in this section to provide either 
mortgage foreclosure assistance or rental assistance, or both.  
Preference must be given to nonprofit organizations that 
demonstrate the greatest ability to leverage program money with 
other sources of funding, or to organizations serving areas 
without access to mortgage foreclosure assistance or rental 
assistance.  The agency may require an organization to match 
program money with other money or resources. 
    Subd. 3.  [ORGANIZATION ELIGIBILITY.] A nonprofit 
organization must be able to demonstrate that it is qualified to 
deliver program services, has relevant expertise in mortgage 
foreclosure prevention or landlord and tenant procedures, and is 
able to perform the duties required under the program.  An 
organization must provide the agency with a detailed description 
of how the proposed program would be administered, including the 
qualifications of staff.  An organization may not be part of, 
nor affiliated with, a mortgage lender nor provide assistance to 
a household which occupies a housing unit owned or managed by 
the organization. 
    Subd. 4.  [SELECTION CRITERIA.] The agency shall take the 
following criteria into consideration when determining whether 
an organization is qualified to administer the program: 
    (1) the prior experience of the nonprofit organization in 
establishing, administering, and maintaining a mortgage 
foreclosure prevention or a rental assistance program; 
    (2) the documented familiarity of the organization 
regarding mortgage foreclosure prevention procedures, landlord 
and tenant procedures, and other services available to assist 
with preventing the loss of housing; 
    (3) the reasonableness of the proposed budget in meeting 
the program objectives; 
    (4) the documented ability of the organization to provide 
financial assistance; and 
    (5) the documented ability of the organization to provide 
mortgage foreclosure prevention or other financial or tenant 
counseling. 
    Subd. 5.  [DESIGNATED AREAS.] A program administrator must 
designate specific areas, communities, or neighborhoods within 
which the program is proposed to be operated for the purpose of 
focusing resources. 
    Subd. 6.  [ASSISTANCE.] (a) Program assistance includes 
general information, screening, assessment, referral services, 
case management, advocacy, and financial assistance to borrowers 
who are delinquent on mortgage, contract for deed, or rent 
payments. 
    (b) Not more than one-half of program funding may be used 
for mortgage or financial counseling services. 
    (c) Financial assistance consists of: 
    (1) payments for delinquent mortgage or contract for deed 
payments, future mortgage or contract for deed payments for a 
period of up to six months, property taxes, assessments, 
utilities, insurance, home improvement repairs, or other costs 
necessary to prevent foreclosure; or 
    (2) delinquent rent payments, utility bills, any fees or 
costs necessary to redeem the property, future rent payments for 
a period of up to six months, and relocation costs if necessary. 
    (d) An individual or family may receive the lesser of six 
months or $4,500 of financial assistance. 
    Subd. 7.  [REPAYMENT.] The agency may require the recipient 
of financial assistance to enter into an agreement with the 
agency for repayment.  The repayment agreement for mortgages or 
contract for deed buyers must provide that in the event the 
property is sold, transferred, or otherwise conveyed, or ceases 
to be the recipient's principal place of residence, the 
recipient shall repay all or a portion of the financial 
assistance.  The agency may take into consideration financial 
hardship in determining repayment requirements.  The repayment 
agreement may be secured by a lien on the property for the 
benefit of the agency.  
    Subd. 8.  [REPORT.] By January 10 of every year, each 
nonprofit organization that delivers services under this section 
must submit a report to the agency that summarizes the number of 
people served, the number of applicants who were not served, 
sources and amounts of nonstate money used to fund the services, 
and the number and type of referrals to other service 
providers.  The agency shall annually submit a report to the 
legislature by February 15 that summarizes the service provider 
reports, and provide an assessment of the effectiveness of the 
program in preventing mortgage foreclosure and homelessness. 
    Sec. 139.  [462A.208] [MENTAL ILLNESS CRISIS HOUSING 
ASSISTANCE ACCOUNT.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [CREATION.] The mental illness crisis 
housing assistance account is established as a separate account 
in the housing development fund.  The assistance account 
consists of money appropriated to it. 
    Subd. 2.  [RENTAL ASSISTANCE.] The account shall pay up to 
90 days of rental assistance for persons with a diagnosed mental 
illness who require short-term inpatient care for stabilization. 
    Subd. 3.  [ELIGIBILITY.] Rental assistance under this 
section is available only to persons of low and moderate income 
as determined by the department of housing and urban development.
    Subd. 4.  [ADMINISTRATION.] The agency may contract with 
organizations or government units experienced in rental 
assistance to operate the program under this section. 
    Sec. 140.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 462A.21, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 17.  [MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE PREVENTION AND EMERGENCY 
RENTAL ASSISTANCE.] The agency may spend money for the purposes 
of section 462A.207 and may pay the costs and expenses necessary 
and incidental to the development and operation of the program. 
    Sec. 141.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 462A.21, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 18.  [FAMILY HOMELESS PREVENTION AND ASSISTANCE.] The 
agency may spend money for the purposes of section 462A.204 and 
may pay the costs and expenses necessary and incidental to the 
development and operation of the program. 
    Sec. 142.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 462A.21, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 19.  [MENTAL ILLNESS CRISIS HOUSING ASSISTANCE.] The 
agency may spend money for the purpose of section 462A.208 and 
may pay the costs and expenses necessary and incidental to the 
development and operation of the program authorized in section 
462A.207. 
    Sec. 143.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 462A.21, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 20.  [COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS.] It may 
make grants to and enter into contracts with community 
development corporations under section 116J.982, and may pay the 
costs and expenses for the development and operation of the 
program. 
    Sec. 144.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 469.011, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [EXPENSES; COMPENSATION.] Each commissioner may 
receive necessary expenses, including traveling expenses, 
incurred in the performance of duties.  Each commissioner may be 
paid up to $55 for attending each regular and special meeting of 
the authority.  Commissioners who are elected officials or 
full-time state employees or full-time employees of the 
political subdivisions of the state may not receive the daily 
payment, but they may suffer no loss in compensation or benefits 
from the state or a political subdivision as a result of their 
service on the board.  Commissioners who are elected officials 
may receive the daily payment for a particular day only if they 
do not receive any other daily payment for public service on 
that day.  Commissioners who are full-time state employees or 
full-time employees of the political subdivisions of the state 
may receive the expenses provided for in this subdivision unless 
the expenses are reimbursed by another source. 
    Sec. 145.  [504.36] [PETS IN SUBSIDIZED HANDICAPPED 
ACCESSIBLE RENTAL HOUSING UNITS.] 
    In a multiunit residential building, a tenant of a 
handicapped accessible unit, in which the tenant or the unit, 
receives a subsidy that directly reduces or eliminates the 
tenant's rent responsibility must be allowed to have two birds 
or one spayed or neutered dog or one spayed or neutered cat.  A 
renter under this section may not keep or have visits from an 
animal that constitutes a threat to the health or safety of 
other individuals, or causes a noise nuisance or noise 
disturbance to other renters.  The landlord may require the 
renter to pay an additional damage deposit in an amount 
reasonable to cover damage likely to be caused by the animal.  
The deposit is refundable at any time the renter leaves the unit 
of housing to the extent it exceeds the amount of damage 
actually caused by the animal. 
    Sec. 146.  [REPEALER.] 
    Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 44A.12; 138.97; 239.05, 
subdivision 2c; 239.52; 239.78; 268.365, subdivision 1; 268.914, 
subdivision 2; 268.977; 268.978, subdivision 3; 386.61, 
subdivision 3; 386.63; 386.64; and 386.70, are repealed.  
    Sec. 147.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [1993 APPROPRIATIONS.] Any provisions 
appropriating money for fiscal year 1993 are effective the day 
following final enactment. 
    Subd. 2.  [STATE ARTS ACCOUNT.] Sections 59 and 126 are 
effective July 1, 1995. 
    Presented to the governor May 20, 1993 
    Signed by the governor May 24, 1993, 6:24 p.m.

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