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                            CHAPTER 192-S.F.No. 1316 
                  An act relating to state agencies; modifying 
                  requirements for advisory councils and committees and 
                  multimember agencies; changing certain publication 
                  dates and requirements; changing expiration dates; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 15.059, 
                  subdivision 5, and by adding a subdivision; 15.0597, 
                  subdivisions 2 and 3; 15.0599, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 
                  and by adding subdivisions; 16B.42, subdivision 1; 
                  17.136; 17.49, subdivision 1; 18B.305, subdivision 3; 
                  21.112, subdivision 2; 28A.20, subdivision 2, and by 
                  adding a subdivision; 31.95, subdivision 3a; 62Q.03, 
                  subdivision 5a; 120.1701, subdivision 3; 124.48, 
                  subdivision 3; 126.531, subdivision 3; 126.56, 
                  subdivision 5; 134.31, subdivision 5; 144.672, 
                  subdivision 1; 145.881, subdivision 1; 148.622, 
                  subdivision 3; 161.1419, subdivision 8; 175.008; 
                  178.02, subdivision 2; 182.656, subdivision 3; 214.32, 
                  subdivision 1; 245.697, subdivision 1; 254A.035, 
                  subdivision 2; and 254A.04.  
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 15.059, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [EXPIRATION DATE.] (a) Unless a different date is 
        specified by law, the existence of each advisory council and 
        committee created established before January 1, 1993 1997, and 
        governed by this section shall terminate on terminates June 30, 
        1993 1997.  An advisory council or committee whose expiration is 
        not governed by this section does not terminate June 30, 1993, 
        unless specified by other law.  An advisory council or committee 
        created established by law and in existence after June 30, 1993 
        1997, expires on the date specified in the law creating 
        establishing the group or on June 30, 1997 2001, whichever is 
        sooner.  This expiration provision subdivision applies whether 
        or not the law creating establishing the group provides that the 
        group is governed by this section. 
           (b) An advisory council or committee does not expire in 
        accordance with paragraph (a) if it: 
           (1) is an occupational licensure advisory group to a 
        licensing board or agency; 
           (2) administers and awards grants; or 
           (3) is required by federal law or regulation. 
        A council or committee covered by this paragraph expires June 
        30, 2001. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 15.059, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5a.  [NO EXPIRATION.] Notwithstanding subdivision 5, 
        the advisory councils and committees listed in this subdivision 
        do not expire June 30, 1997.  These groups expire June 30, 2001, 
        unless the law creating the group or this subdivision specifies 
        an earlier expiration date. 
           Investment advisory council, created in section 11A.08; 
           Intergovernmental information systems council, created in 
        section 16B.42, expires June 30, 1999; 
           Feedlot and manure management advisory committee, created 
        in section 17.136; 
           Aquaculture advisory committee, created in section 17.49; 
           Dairy producers board, created in section 17.76; 
           Pesticide applicator education and examination review 
        board, created in section 18B.305; 
           Advisory seed potato certification task force, created in 
        section 21.112; 
           Food safety advisory committee, created in section 28A.20; 
           Minnesota organic advisory task force, created in section 
        31.95; 
           Public programs risk adjustment work group, created in 
        section 62Q.03, expires June 30, 1999; 
           Workers' compensation self-insurers' advisory committee, 
        created in section 79A.02; 
           Youth corps advisory committee, created in section 84.0887; 
           Iron range off-highway vehicle advisory committee, created 
        in section 85.013; 
           Mineral coordinating committee, created in section 93.002; 
           Game and fish fund citizen advisory committees, created in 
        section 97A.055; 
           Wetland heritage advisory committee, created in section 
        103G.2242; 
           Wastewater treatment technical advisory committee, created 
        in section 115.54; 
           Solid waste management advisory council, created in section 
        115A.12; 
           Nuclear waste council, created in section 116C.711; 
           Genetically engineered organism advisory committee, created 
        in section 116C.93; 
           Environment and natural resources trust fund advisory 
        committee, created in section 116P.06; 
           Child abuse prevention advisory council, created in section 
        119A.13; 
           Chemical abuse and violence prevention council, created in 
        section 119A.27; 
           Youth neighborhood services advisory board, created in 
        section 119A.29; 
           Interagency coordinating council, created in section 
        120.1701, expires June 30, 1999; 
           Desegregation/integration advisory board, created in 
        section 121.1601; 
           Nonpublic education council, created in section 123.935; 
           Permanent school fund advisory committee, created in 
        section 124.078; 
           Indian scholarship committee, created in section 124.48; 
           American Indian education committees, created in section 
        126.531; 
           Summer scholarship advisory committee, created in section 
        126.56; 
           Multicultural education advisory committee, created in 
        section 126.82; 
           Male responsibility and fathering grants review committee, 
        created in section 126.84; 
           Library for the blind and physically handicapped advisory 
        committee, created in section 134.31; 
           Higher education advisory council, created in section 
        136A.031; 
           Student advisory council, created in section 136A.031; 
           Cancer surveillance advisory committee, created in section 
        144.672; 
           Maternal and child health task force, created in section 
        145.881; 
           State community health advisory committee, created in 
        section 145A.10; 
           Mississippi River Parkway commission, created in section 
        161.1419; 
           School bus safety advisory committee, created in section 
        169.435; 
           Advisory council on workers' compensation, created in 
        section 175.007; 
           Code enforcement advisory council, created in section 
        175.008; 
           Medical services review board, created in section 176.103; 
           Apprenticeship advisory council, created in section 178.02; 
           OSHA advisory council, created in section 182.656; 
           Health professionals services program advisory committee, 
        created in section 214.32; 
           Rehabilitation advisory council for the blind, created in 
        section 248.10; 
           American Indian advisory council, created in section 
        254A.035; 
           Alcohol and other drug abuse advisory council, created in 
        section 254A.04; 
           Medical assistance drug formulary committee, created in 
        section 256B.0625; 
           Home care advisory committee, created in section 256B.071; 
           Preadmission screening, alternative care, and home and 
        community-based services advisory committee, created in section 
        256B.0911; 
           Traumatic brain injury advisory committee, created in 
        section 256B.093; 
           Minnesota commission serving deaf and hard-of-hearing 
        people, created in section 256C.28; 
           American Indian child welfare advisory council, created in 
        section 257.3579; 
           Juvenile justice advisory committee, created in section 
        268.29; 
           Northeast Minnesota economic development fund technical 
        advisory committees, created in section 298.2213; 
           Iron range higher education committee, created in section 
        298.2214; 
           Northeast Minnesota economic protection trust fund 
        technical advisory committee, created in section 298.297; 
           Pipeline safety advisory committee, created in section 
        299J.06, expires June 30, 1998; 
           Battered women's advisory council, created in section 
        611A.34. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 15.0597, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [COLLECTION OF DATA.] The chair of an existing 
        agency or the chair's designee, or the appointing authority for 
        the members of a newly created agency, shall provide the 
        secretary, on forms prepared and distributed by the secretary, 
        with the following data pertaining to that agency: 
           (1) the name of the agency, its mailing address, and 
        telephone number; 
           (2) the legal authority for the creation of the agency and 
        the name of the person appointing agency members; 
           (3) the powers and duties of the agency; 
           (4) the number of authorized members, together with any 
        prescribed restrictions on eligibility such as employment 
        experience or geographical representation; 
           (5) the dates of commencement and expiration of the 
        membership terms and the expiration date of the agency, if any; 
           (6) the compensation of members, and appropriations or 
        other funds available to the agency; 
           (7) the regular meeting schedule, if any, and approximate 
        number of hours per month of meetings or other activities 
        required of members; 
           (8) the roster of current members, including mailing 
        addresses and telephone numbers; and 
           (9) a breakdown of the membership showing distribution by 
        county, legislative district, and congressional district, and, 
        only if the member has voluntarily supplied the information, the 
        sex, political party preference or lack thereof of party 
        preference, race, and national origin of the members. 
           The secretary may provide for the submission of data in 
        accordance with this subdivision by electronic means.  The 
        publication requirement under clause (8) may be met by 
        publishing a member's home or business address and telephone 
        number, the address and telephone number of the agency to which 
        the member is appointed, the member's electronic mail address, 
        if provided, or any other information that would enable the 
        public to communicate with the member. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 15.0597, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [PUBLICATION OF AGENCY DATA.] The secretary of 
        state shall provide for annual updating of the required data and 
        shall annually arrange for the publication in the state register 
        of the compiled data from all agencies on or about 
        November October 15 of each year.  Copies of the compilation 
        shall must be delivered to the governor and the legislature.  
        Copies of the compilation shall must be made available by the 
        secretary to any interested person at cost, and copies shall 
        must be available for viewing by interested persons.  The chair 
        of an agency who does not submit data required by this section 
        or who does not notify the secretary of a vacancy in the agency, 
        shall is not be eligible for a per diem or expenses in 
        connection with agency service until December 1 of the following 
        year. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 15.0599, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY.] For purposes of this 
        section, "agency" means: 
           (1) a state board, commission, council, committee, 
        authority, task force, including an advisory task force 
        established under section 15.014 or 15.0593, other multimember 
        agency, however designated, established by statute or order and 
        having statewide jurisdiction; 
           (2) the metropolitan council established by section 
        473.123, a metropolitan agency as defined in section 473.121, 
        subdivision 5a, or a multimember body, however designated, 
        appointed by the metropolitan council established by section 
        473.123 or a metropolitan agency as defined in section 473.121, 
        subdivision 5a, if the membership includes at least one person 
        who is not a member of the council or the agency; and 
           (3) a multimember body whose members are appointed by the 
        legislature if the body has at least one nonlegislative member; 
        and 
           (4) any other multimember body established by law with at 
        least one appointed member, without regard to the appointing 
        authority. 
           "Secretary" means the secretary of state. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 15.0599, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [REGISTRATION; INFORMATION REQUIRED.] (a) The 
        appointing authority of a newly established agency or the 
        authority's designee shall provide the secretary with the 
        following information: 
           (1) the name, mailing address, and telephone number of the 
        agency; 
           (2) the legal authority for the establishment of the agency 
        and the name and the title of the person or persons appointing 
        agency members; 
           (3) the powers and duties of the agency and whether the 
        agency, however designated, is best described by section 15.012, 
        paragraph (a), (b), (c), (e), or (f); 
           (4) the number of authorized members, together with any 
        prescribed restrictions on eligibility; 
           (5) the roster of current members, including mailing 
        addresses and telephone numbers; 
           (6) a breakdown of the membership showing distribution by 
        county, legislative district, and congressional district and 
        compliance with any restrictions listed in accordance with 
        clause (4); 
           (7) if any members have voluntarily provided the 
        information, the sex, age, political preference or lack of 
        preference, race, and national origin of those members; 
           (8) the dates of commencement and expiration of membership 
        terms and the expiration date of the agency, if any; 
           (9) the compensation of members and appropriations or other 
        money available to the agency; 
           (10) the name of the state agency or other entity, if any, 
        required to provide staff or administrative support to the 
        agency; 
           (11) the regular meeting schedule, if any, and the 
        approximate number of hours a month of meetings or other 
        activities required of members; and 
           (12) a brief statement of the goal or purpose of the 
        agency, along with a summary of what an existing agency has 
        done, or what a newly established agency plans to do to achieve 
        its goal or purpose. 
           The publication requirement under clause (5) may be met by 
        publishing a member's home or business address and telephone 
        number, the address and telephone number of the agency to which 
        the member is appointed, the member's electronic mail address, 
        or any other information that would enable the public to 
        communicate with the member. 
           (b) The chair of an existing agency or the chair's designee 
        shall provide information, covering the fiscal year in which it 
        is registering, on the number of meetings it has held, its 
        expenses, and the number of staff hours, if any, devoted to its 
        support.  The chair or designee shall also, if necessary, update 
        any of the information previously provided in accordance with 
        paragraph (a). 
           (c) The secretary shall provide forms for the reporting of 
        information required by this subdivision and may provide for 
        reporting by electronic means. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 15.0599, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4a.  [ELIGIBILITY FOR COMPENSATION.] The members of 
        an agency that submits all the information required by this 
        section by the prescribed deadlines are eligible to receive 
        compensation, but no compensation, including reimbursement for 
        expenses, may be paid to members of an agency not in compliance 
        with this section.  If an agency has not submitted all required 
        information by its applicable deadline, the secretary shall 
        notify the agency that it is not in compliance and that it has 
        30 days from the date of the notice to achieve compliance.  If 
        the agency is out of compliance at the end of the 30-day period, 
        the secretary shall notify the commissioner of finance that 
        members of the agency are not entitled to compensation.  If the 
        agency subsequently complies with this section, the secretary 
        shall notify the commissioner that the agency's members are 
        eligible for compensation from the date of compliance.  No 
        retroactive compensation may be paid, however, for any period 
        during which the agency was out of compliance. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 15.0599, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [REPORTING BY SECRETARY.] By August October 15 of 
        each year, the secretary shall furnish copies and a summary of 
        the information collected under subdivision 4 to the legislative 
        reference library. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 15.0599, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION.] Any material that under 
        sections 15.0597 to 15.0599 is required to be published in the 
        State Register may instead be published on the World Wide Web. 
           If that option is used, the secretary of state shall 
        publish notice of that fact in the State Register at least once 
        a year and shall send the same notice by United States mail to 
        all persons who have registered with the secretary for the 
        purpose of receiving notice of the secretary's listings. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 16B.42, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [COMPOSITION.] The intergovernmental 
        information systems advisory council is composed of (1) two 
        members from each of the following groups:  counties outside of 
        the seven-county metropolitan area, cities of the second and 
        third class outside the metropolitan area, cities of the second 
        and third class within the metropolitan area, and cities of the 
        fourth class; (2) one member from each of the following groups:  
        the metropolitan council, an outstate regional body, counties 
        within the metropolitan area, cities of the first class, school 
        districts in the metropolitan area, school districts outside the 
        metropolitan area, and public libraries; (3) one member each 
        appointed by the state departments of children, families, and 
        learning, human services, revenue, and economic security, the 
        office of strategic and long-range planning, and the legislative 
        auditor; (4) one member from the office of the state auditor, 
        appointed by the auditor; (5) the assistant commissioner of 
        administration for the information policy office; (6) one member 
        appointed by each of the following organizations:  league of 
        Minnesota cities, association of Minnesota counties, Minnesota 
        association of township officers, and Minnesota association of 
        school administrators; and (7) one member of the house of 
        representatives appointed by the speaker and one member of the 
        senate appointed by the subcommittee on committees of the 
        committee on rules and administration.  The legislative members 
        appointed under clause (7) are nonvoting members.  The 
        commissioner of administration shall appoint members under 
        clauses (1) and (2).  The terms, compensation, and removal of 
        the appointed members of the advisory council are as provided in 
        section 15.059, but the council does not expire until June 30, 
        1997 1999. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 17.136, is 
        amended to read: 
           17.136 [ANIMAL FEEDLOTS; POLLUTION CONTROL; FEEDLOT AND 
        MANURE MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] 
           (a) The commissioner of agriculture and the commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency shall establish a feedlot and 
        manure management advisory committee to identify needs, goals, 
        and suggest policies for research, monitoring, and regulatory 
        activities regarding feedlot and manure management.  In 
        establishing the committee, the commissioner shall give first 
        consideration to members of the existing feedlot advisory group. 
           (b) The committee must include representation from beef, 
        dairy, pork, chicken, and turkey producer organizations.  The 
        committee shall not exceed 18 members, but, after June 30, 1997, 
        must include representatives from at least three four 
        environmental organizations, eight livestock producers, and four 
        experts in soil and water science, nutrient management, and 
        animal husbandry, one member from an organization representing 
        local units of government, one member from and chairs of the 
        senate, and one member from the house of 
        representatives committees that deal with agricultural policy or 
        the designees of the chairs.  In addition, the department 
        departments of agriculture, health, and natural resources, the 
        pollution control agency, board of water and soil resources, 
        soil and water conservation districts, the federal Soil Natural 
        Resource Conservation Service, the association of Minnesota 
        counties, and the Agricultural Stabilization and 
        Conservation Farm Service Agency shall serve on the committee as 
        ex officio nonvoting members. 
           (c) Persons who participated in activities of the feedlot 
        advisory group existing on and before August 1, 1994, must be 
        allowed to speak at proceedings of the advisory committee.  
        These persons hold nonvoting status and are not eligible for 
        reimbursement of expenses under paragraph (h). 
           (d) The advisory committee shall elect a chair and a 
        vice-chair from its members.  The department and the agency 
        shall provide staff support to the committee. 
           (e) (d) The commissioner of agriculture and the 
        commissioner of the pollution control agency shall consult with 
        the advisory committee during the development of any policies, 
        rules, or funding proposals or recommendations relating to 
        feedlots or feedlot-related manure management. 
           (f) (e) The commissioner of agriculture shall consult with 
        the advisory committee on establishing a list of manure 
        management research needs and priorities. 
           (g) (f) The advisory committee shall advise the 
        commissioners on other appropriate matters. 
           (h) (g) Nongovernment members of the advisory committee 
        shall receive expenses, in accordance with section 15.059, 
        subdivision 6.  The advisory committee expires on June 30, 1997 
        2001. 
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 17.49, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.] The commissioner 
        shall establish and promote a program of aquaculture in 
        consultation with an advisory committee consisting of the 
        University of Minnesota, the commissioner of natural resources, 
        the commissioner of agriculture, representatives of the private 
        aquaculture industry, and the chairs of the environment and 
        natural resources committees of the house of representatives and 
        senate.  The advisory committee expires on June 30, 2001. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 18B.305, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [PESTICIDE APPLICATOR EDUCATION AND EXAMINATION 
        REVIEW BOARD.] (a) The commissioner shall establish and chair a 
        pesticide applicator education and examination review board.  
        This board, consisting of 15 members, must meet at least once a 
        year before the initiation of pesticide educational planning 
        programs.  The purpose of the board is to discuss topics of 
        current concern that can be incorporated into pesticide 
        applicator training sessions and appropriate examinations.  This 
        board shall review and evaluate the various educational programs 
        recently conducted and recommend options to increase overall 
        effectiveness.  
           (b) Membership on this board must represent industry, 
        private, nonprofit organizations, include applicators 
        representing various licensing categories, such as agriculture, 
        turf and ornamental, aerial, aquatic, and structural pest 
        control and private pesticide applicators, and other 
        governmental agencies, including the University of Minnesota, 
        the pollution control agency, department of health, department 
        of natural resources, and department of transportation.  
           (c) Membership on the board must include representatives 
        from environmental protection organizations. 
           (d) This board shall review licensing and certification 
        requirements for private, commercial, and noncommercial 
        applicators and provide a report to the commissioner with 
        recommendations by January 15, 1998.  This board shall review 
        category requirements and provide recommendations to the 
        commissioner.  This board expires on June 30, 2001. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 21.112, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ADVISORY SEED POTATO CERTIFICATION TASK FORCE.] 
        The commissioner may appoint an advisory seed potato 
        certification task force.  If the task force is appointed each 
        member shall be a grower in Minnesota of certified seed potatoes.
        The task force shall expire, and the terms, compensation and 
        removal of members shall be as provided in section 15.059.  The 
        task force shall expire June 30, 2001. 
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 28A.20, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [MEMBERSHIP.] (a) The food safety advisory 
        committee consists of:  
           (1) the commissioner of agriculture; 
           (2) the commissioner of health; 
           (3) a representative of the United States Food and Drug 
        Administration; 
           (4) a representative of the United States Department of 
        Agriculture; 
           (5) a representative of the agricultural utilization 
        research institute; 
           (5) (6) one person from the University of Minnesota 
        knowledgeable in food and food safety issues; and 
           (6) eight (7) nine members appointed by the governor who 
        are interested in food and food safety, of whom: 
           (i) two persons are health or food professionals; 
           (ii) one person represents a statewide general farm 
        organization; 
           (iii) one person represents a local food inspection agency; 
        and 
           (iv) one person represents a food-oriented consumer group.  
           (b) Members shall serve without compensation.  Members 
        appointed by the governor shall serve four-year terms.  
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 28A.20, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [EXPIRATION.] This section expires on June 30, 
        2001. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 31.95, 
        subdivision 3a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3a.  [CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATIONS.] (a) A Minnesota 
        grown organic product that is labeled "certified" must be 
        certified by a designated certification organization.  
           (b) A certified organic product sold in this state must be 
        certified by a designated certification organization or by a 
        certification organization approved by the commissioner.  Before 
        approving a certification organization, the commissioner must 
        seek the evaluation and recommendation of the Minnesota organic 
        advisory task force. 
           (c) The commissioner shall appoint a Minnesota organic 
        advisory task force composed of members of the organic industry 
        to advise the commissioner on organic issues.  Members of the 
        task force may not be paid compensation or costs for 
        expenses.  The task force expires on June 30, 2001. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 62Q.03, 
        subdivision 5a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5a.  [PUBLIC PROGRAMS.] (a) A separate risk 
        adjustment system must be developed for state-run public 
        programs, including medical assistance, general assistance 
        medical care, and MinnesotaCare.  The system must be developed 
        in accordance with the general risk adjustment methodologies 
        described in this section, must include factors in addition to 
        age and sex adjustment, and may include additional demographic 
        factors, different targeted conditions, and/or different payment 
        amounts for conditions.  The risk adjustment system for public 
        programs must attempt to reflect the special needs related to 
        poverty, cultural, or language barriers and other needs of the 
        public program population. 
           (b) The commissioners of health and human services shall 
        jointly convene a public programs risk adjustment work group 
        responsible for advising the commissioners in the design of the 
        public programs risk adjustment system.  The public programs 
        risk adjustment work group is governed by section 15.059 for 
        purposes of membership terms and removal of members and shall 
        terminate on June 30, 1999.  The work group shall meet at the 
        discretion of the commissioners of health and human services.  
        The commissioner of health shall work with the risk adjustment 
        association to ensure coordination between the risk adjustment 
        systems for the public and private sectors.  The commissioner of 
        human services shall seek any needed federal approvals necessary 
        for the inclusion of the medical assistance program in the 
        public programs risk adjustment system.  
           (c) The public programs risk adjustment work group must be 
        representative of the persons served by publicly paid health 
        programs and providers and health plans that meet their needs.  
        To the greatest extent possible, the appointing authorities 
        shall attempt to select representatives that have historically 
        served a significant number of persons in publicly paid health 
        programs or the uninsured.  Membership of the work group shall 
        be as follows: 
           (1) one provider member appointed by the Minnesota Medical 
        Association; 
           (2) two provider members appointed by the Minnesota 
        Hospital Association, at least one of whom must represent a 
        major disproportionate share hospital; 
           (3) five members appointed by the Minnesota Council of 
        HMOs, one of whom must represent an HMO with fewer than 50,000 
        enrollees located outside the metropolitan area and one of whom 
        must represent an HMO with at least 50 percent of total 
        membership enrolled through a public program; 
           (4) two representatives of counties appointed by the 
        Association of Minnesota Counties; 
           (5) three representatives of organizations representing the 
        interests of families, children, childless adults, and elderly 
        persons served by the various publicly paid health programs 
        appointed by the governor; 
           (6) two representatives of persons with mental health, 
        developmental or physical disabilities, chemical dependency, or 
        chronic illness appointed by the governor; and 
           (7) three public members appointed by the governor, at 
        least one of whom must represent a community health board.  The 
        risk adjustment association may appoint a representative, if a 
        representative is not otherwise appointed by an appointing 
        authority. 
           (d) The commissioners of health and human services, with 
        the advice of the public programs risk adjustment work group, 
        shall develop a work plan and time frame and shall coordinate 
        their efforts with the private sector risk adjustment 
        association's activities and other state initiatives related to 
        public program managed care reimbursement.  The commissioners of 
        health and human services shall report to the health care 
        commission and to the appropriate legislative committees on 
        January 15, 1996, and on January 15, 1997, on any policy or 
        legislative changes necessary to implement the public program 
        risk adjustment system. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 120.1701, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [STATE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL.] An 
        interagency coordinating council of at least 17, but not more 
        than 25 members is established, in compliance with Public Law 
        Number 102-119, section 682.  The members shall be appointed by 
        the governor.  Council members shall elect the council chair.  
        The representative of the commissioner of children, families, 
        and learning may not serve as the chair.  The council shall be 
        composed of at least five parents, including persons of color, 
        of children with disabilities under age 12, including at least 
        three parents of a child with a disability under age seven, five 
        representatives of public or private providers of services for 
        children with disabilities under age five, including a special 
        education director, county social service director, and a 
        community health services or public health nursing 
        administrator, one member of the senate, one member of the house 
        of representatives, one representative of teacher preparation 
        programs in early childhood-special education or other 
        preparation programs in early childhood intervention, at least 
        one representative of advocacy organizations for children with 
        disabilities under age five, one physician who cares for young 
        children with special health care needs, one representative each 
        from the commissioners of commerce, children, families, and 
        learning, health, human services, and economic security, and a 
        representative from Indian health services or a tribal council.  
        Section 15.059, subdivisions 2 to 5, apply to the council.  The 
        council shall meet at least quarterly.  
           The council shall address methods of implementing the state 
        policy of developing and implementing comprehensive, 
        coordinated, multidisciplinary interagency programs of early 
        intervention services for children with disabilities and their 
        families. 
           The duties of the council include recommending policies to 
        ensure a comprehensive and coordinated system of all state and 
        local agency services for children under age five with 
        disabilities and their families.  The policies must address how 
        to incorporate each agency's services into a unified state and 
        local system of multidisciplinary assessment practices, 
        individual intervention plans, comprehensive systems to find 
        children in need of services, methods to improve public 
        awareness, and assistance in determining the role of interagency 
        early intervention committees.  
           Each year by June 1, the council shall recommend to the 
        governor and the commissioners of children, families, and 
        learning, health, human services, commerce, and economic 
        security policies for a comprehensive and coordinated system. 
           Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the state 
        interagency coordinating council shall expire on June 30, 1997 
        1999. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 124.48, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE.] The Minnesota 
        Indian scholarship committee is established.  Members shall be 
        appointed by the state board with the assistance of the Indian 
        affairs council as provided in section 3.922, subdivision 6.  
        Members shall be reimbursed for expenses as provided in section 
        15.059, subdivision 6.  The state board shall determine the 
        membership terms and duration of the committee, which expires no 
        later than June 30, 1997 2001.  The committee shall provide 
        advice to the state board in awarding scholarships to eligible 
        American Indian students and in administering the state board's 
        duties regarding awarding of American Indian post-secondary 
        preparation grants to school districts. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 126.531, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  Each committee shall be reimbursed for expenses 
        according to section 15.059, subdivision 6.  The state board 
        shall determine the membership terms and the duration of each 
        committee, which expire no later than June 30, 1997 2001. 
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 126.56, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] An advisory committee shall 
        assist the state board of education in approving eligible 
        programs and shall assist the higher education services office 
        in planning, implementing, and evaluating the scholarship 
        program.  The committee shall consist of 11 members, to include 
        the executive director of the higher education services office 
        or a representative, the commissioner of children, families, and 
        learning or a representative, two secondary school 
        administrators and two secondary teachers appointed by the 
        commissioner of children, families, and learning, the executive 
        director of the academic excellence foundation, a private 
        college representative appointed by the president of the 
        Minnesota private college council, a community college 
        representative and a state university representative appointed 
        by the chancellor of the Minnesota state colleges and 
        universities, and a University of Minnesota representative 
        appointed by the president of the University of Minnesota.  The 
        committee expires June 30, 1997 2001. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 134.31, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] The commissioner shall 
        appoint an advisory committee of five members to advise the 
        staff of the Minnesota library for the blind and physically 
        handicapped on long-range plans and library services.  Members 
        shall be people who use the library.  Section 15.059 governs 
        this committee except that the committee shall expire on June 
        30, 1997 2001. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 144.672, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [RULE AUTHORITY.] The commissioner of 
        health shall collect cancer incidence information, analyze the 
        information, and conduct special studies designed to determine 
        the potential public health significance of an increase in 
        cancer incidence. 
           The commissioner shall adopt rules to administer the 
        system, collect information, and distribute data.  The rules 
        must include, but not be limited to, the following: 
           (1) the type of data to be reported; 
           (2) standards for reporting specific types of data; 
           (3) payments allowed to hospitals, pathologists, and 
        registry systems to defray their costs in providing information 
        to the system; 
           (4) criteria relating to contracts made with outside 
        entities to conduct studies using data collected by the system.  
        The criteria may include requirements for a written protocol 
        outlining the purpose and public benefit of the study, the 
        description, methods, and projected results of the study, peer 
        review by other scientists, the methods and facilities to 
        protect the privacy of the data, and the qualifications of the 
        researcher proposing to undertake the study; 
           (5) specification of fees to be charged under section 
        13.03, subdivision 3, for all out-of-pocket expenses for data 
        summaries or specific analyses of data requested by public and 
        private agencies, organizations, and individuals, and which are 
        not otherwise included in the commissioner's annual summary 
        reports.  Fees collected are appropriated to the commissioner to 
        offset the cost of providing the data; and 
           (6) establishment of a committee to assist the commissioner 
        in the review of system activities.  The committee expires as 
        provided in section 15.059, subdivision 5. The committee is 
        governed by section 15.059, except it expires June 30, 2001. 
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 145.881, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [COMPOSITION OF TASK FORCE.] The 
        commissioner shall establish and appoint a maternal and child 
        health advisory task force consisting of 15 members who will 
        provide equal representation from: 
           (1) professionals with expertise in maternal and child 
        health services; 
           (2) representatives of community health boards as defined 
        in section 145A.02, subdivision 5; and 
           (3) consumer representatives interested in the health of 
        mothers and children. 
           No members shall be employees of the state department of 
        health.  Task force members shall be appointed and removed as 
        provided in section 15.059, subdivisions 2 and 4.  The maternal 
        and child health advisory task force shall terminate on the date 
        provided by section 15.059, subdivision 5, and members shall 
        receive compensation as provided in Section 15.059, subdivision 
        6 governs the maternal and child health advisory task force. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 148.622, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [MEMBERSHIP TERMS; OFFICERS; QUORUM; EXPENSES.] 
        (a) Members must be appointed for staggered terms of four years, 
        with terms beginning August 1 of each even-numbered year.  The 
        terms of the initial board members shall must be determined by 
        lot as follows:  three one member must be appointed for a term 
        that expires August 1, 2000; two members shall must be appointed 
        for terms that expire August 1, 1999 1998; two members must be 
        appointed for terms that expire August 1, 1997; and two members 
        must be appointed for terms that expire August 1, 1995.  Members 
        of the board serve until the expiration of the term to which 
        they have been appointed or until their successors have 
        qualified.  A person may not be appointed to serve more than two 
        consecutive terms. 
           (b) The board shall organize annually and select a chair 
        and vice-chair. 
           (c) Four members of the board, including two professional 
        members and two public members, constitute a quorum to do 
        business. 
           (d) The board shall hold at least two regular meetings each 
        year.  Additional meetings may be held at the call of the chair 
        or at the written request of any three members of the board.  At 
        least 14 days' written advance notice of the board meeting is 
        required. 
           (e) Board members receive compensation for their services 
        in accordance with section 15.0575. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 161.1419, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [EXPIRATION.] The commission shall expire on June 
        30, 1997 2001. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 175.008, is 
        amended to read: 
           175.008 [CODE ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL; CREATION.] 
           The commissioner shall appoint an 11 member advisory 
        council on code enforcement.  The terms, compensation, removal 
        of council members, and expiration of the council are governed 
        by section 15.059, except that the advisory council shall not 
        expire before June 30, 1995 2001.  The council shall advise the 
        commissioner on matters within the council's expertise or under 
        the regulation of the commissioner. 
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 178.02, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [TERMS.] The council shall expire and the terms, 
        compensation and removal of appointed members shall be as 
        provided in section 15.059, except that the council shall not 
        expire before June 30, 1995 2001. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 182.656, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  A majority of the council members constitutes a 
        quorum.  The council shall meet at the call of its chair, or 
        upon request of any six members.  A tape recording of the 
        meeting with the tape being retained for a one-year period will 
        be available upon the request and payment of costs to any 
        interested party.  The council shall expire and the terms, 
        compensation, and removal of members shall be as provided in 
        section 15.059, except that the council shall not expire before 
        June 30, 1995 2001. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 214.32, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [MANAGEMENT.] (a) A health professionals 
        services program committee is established, consisting of one 
        person appointed by each participating board, with each 
        participating board having one vote.  The committee shall 
        designate one board to provide administrative management of the 
        program, set the program budget and the pro rata share of 
        program expenses to be borne by each participating board, 
        provide guidance on the general operation of the program, 
        including hiring of program personnel, and ensure that the 
        program's direction is in accord with its authority.  No more 
        than half plus one of the members of the committee may be of one 
        gender.  
           (b) The designated board, upon recommendation of the health 
        professional services program committee, shall hire the program 
        manager and employees and pay expenses of the program from funds 
        appropriated for that purpose.  The designated board may apply 
        for grants to pay program expenses and may enter into contracts 
        on behalf of the program to carry out the purposes of the 
        program.  The participating boards shall enter into written 
        agreements with the designated board. 
           (c) An advisory committee is established to advise the 
        program committee consisting of: 
           (1) one member appointed by each of the following:  the 
        Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants, the Minnesota Dental 
        Association, the Minnesota Chiropractic Association, the 
        Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurse Association, the Minnesota 
        Medical Association, the Minnesota Nurses Association, and the 
        Minnesota Podiatric Medicine Association; 
           (2) one member appointed by each of the professional 
        associations of the other professions regulated by a 
        participating board not specified in clause (1); and 
           (3) two public members, as defined by section 214.02.  
        Members of the advisory committee shall be appointed for two 
        years and members may be reappointed.  
           No more than half plus one of the members of the committee 
        may be of one gender. 
           The advisory committee expires June 30, 1997 2001. 
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 245.697, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CREATION.] A state advisory council on 
        mental health is created.  The council must have 30 members 
        appointed by the governor in accordance with federal 
        requirements.  The council must be composed of:  
           (1) the assistant commissioner of mental health for the 
        department of human services; 
           (2) a representative of the department of human services 
        responsible for the medical assistance program; 
           (3) one member of each of the four core mental health 
        professional disciplines (psychiatry, psychology, social work, 
        nursing); 
           (4) one representative from each of the following advocacy 
        groups:  mental health association of Minnesota, Minnesota 
        alliance for the mentally ill, and Minnesota mental health law 
        project; 
           (5) providers of mental health services; 
           (6) consumers of mental health services; 
           (7) family members of persons with mental illnesses; 
           (8) legislators; 
           (9) social service agency directors; 
           (10) county commissioners; and 
           (11) other members reflecting a broad range of community 
        interests, as the United States Secretary of Health and Human 
        Services may prescribe by regulation or as may be selected by 
        the governor. 
           The council shall select a chair.  Terms, compensation, and 
        removal of members and filling of vacancies are governed by 
        section 15.059.  The council does not expire as provided in 
        section 15.059.  Notwithstanding provisions of section 15.059, 
        the council and its subcommittee on children's mental health do 
        not expire.  The commissioner of human services shall provide 
        staff support and supplies to the council. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 254A.035, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [MEMBERSHIP TERMS, COMPENSATION, REMOVAL AND 
        EXPIRATION.] The membership of this council shall be composed of 
        17 persons who are American Indians and who are appointed by the 
        commissioner.  The commissioner shall appoint one representative 
        from each of the following groups:  Red Lake Band of Chippewa 
        Indians; Fond du Lac Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Grand 
        Portage Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Leech Lake Band, 
        Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Mille Lacs Band, Minnesota Chippewa 
        Tribe; Bois Forte Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; White Earth 
        Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Lower Sioux Indian Reservation; 
        Prairie Island Sioux Indian Reservation; Shakopee Mdewakanton 
        Sioux Indian Reservation; Upper Sioux Indian Reservation; 
        International Falls Northern Range; Duluth Urban Indian 
        Community; and two representatives from the Minneapolis Urban 
        Indian Community and two from the St. Paul Urban Indian 
        Community.  The terms, compensation, and removal of American 
        Indian advisory council members shall be as provided in section 
        15.059.  The council expires June 30, 1997 2001.  
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 254A.04, is 
        amended to read: 
           254A.04 [CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL.] 
           There is hereby created an alcohol and other drug abuse 
        advisory council to advise the department of human services 
        concerning the problems of alcohol and other drug dependency and 
        abuse, composed of ten members.  Five members shall be 
        individuals whose interests or training are in the field of 
        alcohol dependency and abuse; and five members whose interests 
        or training are in the field of dependency and abuse of drugs 
        other than alcohol.  The terms, compensation and removal of 
        members shall be as provided in section 15.059.  The council 
        expires June 30, 1997 2001.  The commissioner of human services 
        shall appoint members whose terms end in even-numbered years.  
        The commissioner of health shall appoint members whose terms end 
        in odd-numbered years. 
           Sec. 35.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This act is effective June 30, 1997. 
           Presented to the governor May 19, 1997 
           Signed by the governor May 20, 1997, 10:50 a.m.

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