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                            CHAPTER 130-S.F.No. 296 
                  An act relating to education; renaming the department 
                  of children, families, and learning to department of 
                  education; making conforming changes to reflect the 
                  department name change; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  2002, sections 15.01; 119A.01, subdivision 2; 119A.02, 
                  subdivisions 2, 3; 119B.011, subdivisions 8, 10; 
                  120A.02; 120A.05, subdivisions 4, 7; 127A.05, 
                  subdivisions 1, 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, 
                  section 119A.01, subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 15.01, is 
        amended to read: 
           15.01 [DEPARTMENTS OF THE STATE.] 
           The following agencies are designated as the departments of 
        the state government:  the department of administration; the 
        department of agriculture; the department of commerce; the 
        department of corrections; the department of children, families, 
        and learning education; the department of economic security; the 
        department of trade and economic development; the department of 
        finance; the department of health; the department of human 
        rights; the department of labor and industry; the department of 
        military affairs; the department of natural resources; the 
        department of employee relations; the department of public 
        safety; the department of human services; the department of 
        revenue; the department of transportation; the department of 
        veterans affairs; and their successor departments. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 119A.01, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The department of children, 
        families, and learning education is established. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 119A.02, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
        commissioner of children, families, and learning education. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 119A.02, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [DEPARTMENT.] "Department" means the department 
        of children, families, and learning education. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 119B.011, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
        commissioner of children, families, and learning education. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 119B.011, 
        subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [DEPARTMENT.] "Department" means the department 
        of children, families, and learning education. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 120A.02, is 
        amended to read: 
           120A.02 [DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND LEARNING 
        EDUCATION.] 
           The department of children, families, and learning 
        education shall carry out the provisions of chapters 120A to 
        129C and other related education provisions under law. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 120A.05, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
        commissioner of children, families, and learning education. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 120A.05, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [DEPARTMENT.] "Department" means the department 
        of children, families, and learning education. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 127A.05, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPOINTMENT AND DUTIES.] The department 
        shall be under the administrative control of the commissioner of 
        children, families, and learning education which office is 
        established.  The governor shall appoint the commissioner under 
        the provisions of section 15.06.  
           The commissioner shall be a person who possesses 
        educational attainment and breadth of experience in the 
        administration of public education and of the finances 
        pertaining thereto commensurate with the spirit and intent of 
        this code.  Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the 
        commissioner may appoint two deputy commissioners who shall 
        serve in the unclassified service.  The commissioner shall also 
        appoint other employees as may be necessary for the organization 
        of the department.  The commissioner shall perform such duties 
        as the law and rules may provide and be held responsible for the 
        efficient administration and discipline of the department.  The 
        commissioner is charged with the execution of powers and duties 
        to promote public education in the state and to safeguard the 
        finances pertaining thereto. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 127A.05, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [GENERAL SUPERVISION OVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND 
        EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES.] The commissioner of children, families, 
        and learning education shall adopt goals for and exercise 
        general supervision over public schools and public educational 
        agencies in the state, classify and standardize public 
        elementary and secondary schools, and prepare for them outlines 
        and suggested courses of study.  The commissioner shall develop 
        a plan to attain the adopted goals.  The commissioner may 
        recognize educational accrediting agencies for the sole purposes 
        of sections 120A.22, 120A.24, and 120A.26. 
           Sec. 12.  [REVISOR INSTRUCTION.] 
           (a) In Minnesota Statutes, the revisor shall renumber 
        section 119A.02, subdivision 2, as 120A.02, paragraph (a), and 
        section 120A.02 as 120A.02, paragraph (b). 
           (b) In Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules, the revisor 
        shall change the term "children, families, and learning" to 
        "education." 
           Sec. 13.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 119A.01, subdivision 1, is 
        repealed. 
           Presented to the governor May 24, 2003 
           Signed by the governor May 28, 2003, 12:55 p.m.

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