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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                        CHAPTER 301--H.F.No. 1290
           An act relating to the organization and operation of 
          state government; appropriating money for the general 
          legislative, judicial, and administrative expenses of 
          state government with certain conditions; providing 
          for the transfer of certain money in the state 
          treasury; authorizing land acquisition in certain 
          cases; fixing and limiting the amount of fees and 
          other costs to be collected in certain cases; 
          creating, abolishing, modifying, and transferring 
          agencies and functions; providing for a motor vehicle 
          study; providing for an information systems directory; 
          defining and amending terms; providing for settlement 
          of claims; imposing certain duties, responsibilities, 
          authority, and limitations on agencies, political 
          subdivisions, and the University of Minnesota; setting 
          certain salaries; setting guidelines and procedures 
          for procurement; establishing boards and a council; 
          providing for bonds; providing for certain licenses, 
          permits, and certificates; setting evidentiary 
          standards for workers' compensation court of appeals; 
          modifying election procedures; regulating certain 
          utilities; providing for a review process for tax 
          expenditures; providing property tax relief for 
          congressional medal of honor recipients; modifying 
          certain tax obligations; regulating certain employment 
          practices; providing assistance for residential energy 
          conservation; modifying right of detainer and 
          veterinary liens; providing for reimbursement of 
          excess pension contributions; providing for capital 
          improvements planning; allowing the city of Duluth to 
          enter into a self-insurance pool with private 
          employers; imposing penalties; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1982, sections 3.732, by adding a 
          subdivision; 3.922, subdivision 5; 3.9222; 6.65; 7.09, 
          subdivision 1; 14.14, subdivision 1; 15.16, 
          subdivision 5; 15A.083, subdivision 1; 16.02, 
          subdivisions 10a, 14, and by adding a subdivision; 
          16.083, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and by adding 
          subdivisions; 16.084; 16.085; 16.086, subdivision 1; 
          16.098, subdivision 4; 16.28; 16.32, subdivision 2; 
          16.75, by adding a subdivision; 16.82, subdivision 1; 
          16.866, subdivision 1; 16.872, subdivision 4; 16A.125, 
          subdivision 5; 16A.127, subdivisions 1 and 7; 16A.128; 
          16A.36; 16A.50; 16A.64, subdivisions 2 and 4; 16A.66, 
          subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; 43A.05, subdivision 5; 
          43A.23, subdivision 1; 85A.01, subdivision 2; 85A.04, 
          subdivision 3, and by adding a subdivision; 98.47, by 
          adding a subdivision; 98.48, subdivision 9; 105.405, 
          subdivision 2; 105.41, subdivision 5; 105.44, 
          subdivision 10; 115A.58, subdivision 2; 116.03, 
          subdivision 3; 116.07, subdivisions 2a, 9, and by 
          adding a subdivision; 116.16, subdivision 10; 116.17, 
          subdivision 2; 116.18, subdivision 1; 116.41, 
          subdivision 2; 116C.03, subdivision 2; 116J.24, by 
          adding a subdivision; 116J.27, subdivisions 2 and 6; 
          116J.31; 116J.36, by adding a subdivision; 116J.42, 
          subdivision 8; 124.46, subdivision 2; 136.40, 
          subdivision 8; 139.18, subdivision 1; 148.56; 156A.02, 
          subdivision 6; 156A.10, subdivision 1; 161.465; 
          167.50, subdivision 2, as amended by Laws 1983, 
          chapter 17, section 4; 169.123, subdivision 6; 174.51, 
          subdivisions 2 and 3; 175A.05; 176.183, subdivision 2; 
          176.421, subdivisions 1, 3, and 6; 176.441, 
          subdivision 1; 176.471, subdivision 1; 179.7411; 
          181A.12, subdivision 1; 183.375, subdivision 5; 
          183.411, subdivision 3; 183.545; 183.57, subdivision 
          2; 190.05, subdivisions 5, as amended, 5a, as amended, 
          and 5b, as amended; 204B.32; 204D.11, subdivision 1; 
          206.09; 214.06, subdivision 1; 216B.164, subdivisions 
          2, 3, 5, 6, 8, and by adding a subdivision; 216B.44; 
          239.10; 290.06, subdivision 13; 290.37, subdivision 1; 
          290.44; 296.18, subdivision 1; 296.421, subdivision 5; 
          298.22, subdivision 1; 309.53, subdivision 2, and by 
          adding a subdivision; 317.67, by adding a subdivision; 
          322A.16; 322A.71; 331.02, by adding a subdivision; 
          333.055, subdivision 3; 333.20, subdivision 4; 345.31, 
          by adding a subdivision; 345.41; 357.08; 360.302, 
          subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; 363.02, subdivision 1; 
          363.06, subdivision 4, and by adding a subdivision; 
          363.071, subdivision 2; 453.54, by adding a 
          subdivision; 462A.02, subdivision 10; 462A.05, by 
          adding subdivisions; 462A.21, by adding subdivisions; 
          471.345, by adding a subdivision; 473.833, subdivision 
          3; 480.09, subdivision 5; 480.241, subdivision 2; 
          480A.01, subdivision 2; 514.19; 514.92, subdivision 1; 
          546.27, subdivision 2; and 648.39, subdivision 5; Laws 
          1976, chapter 314, section 3; Laws 1980, chapter 564, 
          article XII, section 1, subdivision 3; Laws 1980, 
          chapter 614, section 192; Laws 1982, Third Special 
          Session chapter 1, article 2, section 2, subdivision 1;
          proposing new law coded in Minnesota Statutes, 
          chapters 3; 4; 16A; 116C; 116J; 216B; 270; 273; 462A; 
          and 471; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1982, sections 
          3.472; 3.86; 4.073; 8.31, subdivision 4; 114A.01; 
          114A.02; 114A.03; 114A.04; 114A.05; 114A.06; 114A.07; 
          114A.08; 114A.09; 116J.27, subdivisions 5 and 7; 
          193.35; and 297A.05; and Laws 1965, chapters 66 and 
          312. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [STATE DEPARTMENTS; APPROPRIATIONS.] 
    The sums set forth in the columns designated 
"APPROPRIATIONS" are appropriated from the general fund, or any 
other fund designated, to the agencies and for the purposes 
specified in the following sections of this act, to be available 
for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The figures 
"1983," "1984," and "1985," where used in this act, mean that 
the appropriation or appropriations listed under them are 
available for the year ending June 30, 1984, or June 30, 1985, 
respectively.  
                      SUMMARY BY FUND 
                            1984         1985          TOTAL   
General                 $446,377,500 $472,622,200   $918,999,700
Special                   10,828,900   13,489,000     24,317,900
State Airports                70,000      140,000        210,000
Game and Fish             31,069,800   31,530,300     62,600,100
Trunk Highway              9,460,300   19,260,700     28,721,000
Highway User               1,267,700    1,502,600      2,770,300
Special Comp.              1,678,900    1,697,000      3,375,900
TOTAL                   $500,753,100 $540,241,800 $1,040,994,900
                                         APPROPRIATIONS
                                     Available for the Year
                                         Ending June 30 
                                        1984         1985
     Sec. 2.  LEGISLATURE           
     Subdivision 1.  Total for
this section                           $26,974,200 $29,483,900
     Subd. 2.  Senate                    8,253,400   9,280,500
     Subd. 3.  House of Representatives 12,266,000  13,520,000
     Subd. 4   Legislative Coordinating
               Commission                3,891,300   4,089,900
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each activity 
are as follows:  
Legislative Reference Library
      1984          1985 
   $  578,400    $  600,600 
Revisor of Statutes
   $2,446,600    $2,619,400 
Legislative Commission on the Economic
Status of Women
   $   91,000    $   95,500 
Great Lakes Commission  
    $  31,500     $  31,900 
Interstate Cooperation Commission 
   $   58,800    $   59,200 
 $51,900 the first year and $52,000 the 
second year is for the state 
contribution to the council of state 
governments. 
Legislative Commission on Pensions 
and Retirement  
   $  170,200    $  176,300 
Legislative Commission on 
Employee Relations  
   $   84,100    $   88,500 
Legislative Commission to Review 
Administrative Rules  
   $   94,100    $   98,100 
Legislative Commission on Waste  
Management
   $  122,500    $   97,100 
Mississippi River Parkway Commission 
   $   10,300    $   10,700 
 This appropriation is from the trunk 
highway fund. 
LCC - General Support 
   $  203,800    $  212,600 
 $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
second year is reserved for 
unanticipated costs of agencies in this 
subdivision and subdivision 5.  The 
legislative coordinating commission may 
transfer necessary amounts from this 
appropriation to the appropriations of 
the agencies concerned, and the amounts 
transferred are appropriated to those 
agencies for expenditure by them.  If 
the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
 $56,400 the first year and $60,300 the 
second year is for the state 
contribution to the national conference 
of state legislatures. 
    Subd. 5.  Legislative Audit 
Commission                              2,563,500  2,593,500
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each activity 
are as follows:  
Legislative Audit Commission
   $   11,500    $   11,800 
Legislative Auditor
   $2,552,000    $2,581,700 
     Sec. 3.  SUPREME COURT  
General Operations and Management       6,321,400  6,093,800
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Supreme Court Operations
   $3,737,200    $3,516,900 
 $1,202,100 the first year and 
$1,204,100 the second year is from the 
legal services account in the special 
revenue fund for legal services to 
low-income clients.  Any unencumbered 
balance remaining of the legal services 
appropriation in the first year does 
not cancel but is available for the 
second year of the biennium. 
 $2,100 the first year and $2,100 the 
second year is for a contingent account 
for expenses necessary for the normal 
operation of the court for which no 
other reimbursement is provided. 
 The state court administrator, as 
directed by the supreme court, may 
transfer the unencumbered balance of 
the appropriation for supreme court 
operations to an appropriation for the 
court of appeals.  Transfers shall be 
reported immediately to the committee 
on finance of the senate and the 
committee on appropriations of the 
house of representatives. 
State Court Administrator
   $2,073,600    $2,059,900 
 $24,800 the first year is to continue 
an alternative dispute resolution grant 
through December 31, 1983. 
 Of this amount $200,000 the first year 
and $200,000 the second year is 
available for the costs associated with 
the installation and operation of 
automated trial court information 
systems within a judicial district.  
This appropriation shall be expended 
with the approval of the governor after 
consultation with the legislative 
advisory commission pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30.  
 The ongoing cost of operating the trial 
court information system (TCIS) in a 
judicial district shall be shared 
between the state and the participating 
counties of a judicial district.  The 
state share of operating costs shall be 
limited to the following categories:  
computer and terminal equipment 
hardware, computer and terminal 
equipment maintenance, software 
acquisition and maintenance, durable 
supplies, communications equipment 
acquisition and maintenance, data 
communications, and new judicial 
district systems personnel.  The 
participating counties of a judicial 
district shall pay all other ongoing 
operating costs, including but not 
limited to:  space rental for computer 
equipment, utilities, consumable 
supplies, postage, off-site computer 
disk file storage, and all 
personnel-related expenses other than 
salaries and fringe benefits for 
judicial district systems personnel. 
 If the appropriation for the state 
court administrator for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
State Law Library
    $  510,600   $  517,000
     Sec. 4.  COURT OF APPEALS 
General Operations and Management        1,141,100  1,948,100
 If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  
     Sec. 5.  TRIAL COURTS 
General Operations and Management       12,805,500 12,846,300
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
District and County Court Judges
   $12,262,000   $12,302,100
 Included in this appropriation is 
$24,000 the first year and $24,000 the 
second year for judges' membership dues 
in state and local judges' 
associations, up to $100 per judge. 
District Court Administrators
   $   543,500    $  544,200 
 If an appropriation in this section for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it.  
     Sec. 6.  BOARD ON JUDICIAL
STANDARDS                                     111,200    112,600 
    Approved Complement - 2 
 If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  
     Sec. 7.  BOARD OF PUBLIC DEFENSE         349,100    348,900 
 This appropriation includes $340,000 
each year to assist in the provision of 
criminal and juvenile defense to 
indigent individuals, allocated as 
follows: 
St. Paul-Neighborhood Justice Center, Inc.
For cases arising in Ramsey county.
   $   95,000    $   95,000 
Minneapolis-Legal Rights Center, Inc.
For cases arising in Hennepin county.
   $   55,000    $   55,000 
Duluth-Duluth Indian Legal Assistance Program
For cases arising in St. Louis and Mille
Lacs counties.
   $   85,000    $   85,000 
Cass Lake-Leech Lake Reservation Criminal and
Juvenile Defense Corp.
For cases arising in Cass, Itasca, Hubbard,
and Beltrami counties.
   $   52,500    $   52,500 
White Earth-White Earth Reservation Criminal
and Juvenile Defense Corp.
For cases arising in Mahnomen, Becker, and
Clearwater counties.
   $   52,500    $   52,500 
 For the biennium ending June 30, 1985, 
the legislative auditor may conduct 
periodic post-award audits of these 
grants as may be requested by the board 
of public defense and approved by the 
legislative audit commission. 
 In accordance with procedures 
established by the board of public 
defense, applications for funding 
during fiscal years 1986 and 1987 shall 
be received from Minnesota based public 
defense corporations currently 
established or from agencies or 
nonprofit organizations seeking to 
become established as public defense 
corporations. 
 The applications shall be reviewed and 
prioritized by the board, and a 
recommended level of funding shall be 
included in the budget document 
transmitted from the board to the 1985 
legislature. 
     Sec. 8.  PUBLIC DEFENDER    
General Operations and Management         964,300    970,500 
    Approved Complement - 25 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each activity 
are as follows: 
Public Defender Operations
   $  727,000   $  732,100 
Legal Assistance to Minnesota 
Prisoners   
   $  142,400   $  143,100 
 Legal assistance to Minnesota prisoners 
shall serve the civil legal needs of 
persons confined to state institutions. 
 None of this appropriation shall be 
used to pay for lawsuits against public 
agencies or public officials to change 
social or public policy.  
Legal Advocacy Project
   $   94,900    $   95,300 
     Sec. 9.  GOVERNOR  
General Operations and Management        2,209,400  2,215,700
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Executive Operations  
   $2,147,600    $2,153,900 
 This appropriation includes $248,700 
the first year and $251,200 the second 
year for the office of lieutenant 
governor. 
 $66,700 the first year and $66,700 the 
second year is for the committee on 
appointments. 
 $225,500 the first year and $226,900 
the second year is for the state 
ceremonial building, of which $10,000 
each year is to provide part-time staff 
assistance to the state ceremonial 
building council established in 
Minnesota Statutes, section 16.872. 
 $125,000 the first year and $125,000 
the second year is for executive 
operations in Washington, D.C. 
 Of this appropriation $17,000 the first 
year and $17,000 the second year is for 
personal expenses connected with the 
offices of the governor and lieutenant 
governor.  
Interstate Representation and 
Cooperation 
   $   61,800    $   61,800 
 This appropriation is for membership 
dues of the national governors 
association. 
 The governor may transfer unencumbered 
balances among the purposes specified 
in this section, except that no 
transfer may be made from the 
appropriation to the lieutenant 
governor.  Transfers shall be reported 
immediately to the committee on finance 
of the senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives. 
     Sec. 10.  SECRETARY OF STATE   
General Operations and Management        1,205,900  1,537,200
    Approved Complement - 36 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each activity 
are as follows: 
Elections and Publications 
   $  251,200    $  499,900 
Uniform Commercial Code 
   $  108,600    $  105,700 
Business Services 
   $  485,500    $  575,900 
Administration 
   $  268,000    $  269,400 
Fiscal Operations 
   $   92,600    $   86,300 
 The secretary of state may transfer 
unencumbered balances not specified for 
a particular purpose among the 
activities specified in this section.  
Transfers shall be reported immediately 
to the committee on finance of the 
senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives.  
     Sec. 11.  STATE AUDITOR              381,100    383,900 
    Approved Complement - 122 
    General - 7.5 
    Revolving - 114.5 
 $72,000 each year is to provide an 
account the auditor may bill for costs 
associated with conducting single 
audits of federal funds.  This account 
may be used only when no other billing 
mechanism is feasible. 
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1985, the commissioner of finance shall 
not approve any rate increase for the 
state auditor beyond those in effect on 
January 1, 1983, except for adjustments 
necessitated by salary increases, 
indirect cost assessments, and other 
verifiably escalating expenses 
associated with performing their 
reimbursable audits. 
     Sec. 12.  STATE TREASURER 
Subdivision 1.  Treasury Management       612,400    584,600
    Approved Complement - 20 
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1985, the state treasurer shall use 
armored car services to transport cash 
outdoors. 
Subd. 2.  Unclaimed property              392,200    395,100
     Approved Complement - 9 
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of commerce. 
     Sec. 13.  ATTORNEY GENERAL   
 General Operations and Management     12,603,400 13,039,000
    Approved Complement - 304 
    General - 293 
    Federal - 11 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each activity 
are as follows: 
Public Administration 
   $1,519,800    $1,579,500 
Public Resources 
   $3,052,900    $3,179,300 
Public Assistance 
   $1,717,800    $1,786,500 
Public Protection 
   $3,428,000    $3,560,100 
 $49,100 the first year and $48,200 the 
second year is for the state match 
associated with establishing a public 
assistance vendor fraud unit.  The 
attorney general shall report to the 
committee on finance in the senate and 
the committee on appropriations in the 
house of representatives at the end of 
each fiscal year of the biennium ending 
June 30, 1985.  The report shall 
include the purposes for which the 
funding was utilized and documented 
revenues returned to the treasury 
pursuant to the activities of this 
unit.  The state does not guarantee any 
continued funding beyond this biennium. 
 $442,700 the first year and $466,200 
the second year is for costs and 
expenses incurred by the attorney 
general in enforcing and making claims 
under state and federal antitrust 
laws.  The attorney general shall 
report the purposes for which this 
money is utilized.  The reports shall 
be made to the committee on finance of 
the senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives at the end of each 
fiscal year.  If the appropriation for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it.  
 $94,100 in the second year shall be 
expended with the approval of the 
governor after consultation with the 
legislative advisory commission 
pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
3.30.  The commissioner of public 
safety shall report to the chairmen of 
the house appropriations committee and 
the senate finance committee by 
February 15, 1984, on the effects of 
the recent changes in Minnesota 
Statutes, section 169.123 on the 
numbers of requests for administrative 
review, petitions for judicial review, 
hearings, and appeals. 
Legal Policy and Administration 
   $2,884,900    $2,933,600 
 Of this appropriation $50,000 each year 
is for a special account for 
unanticipated legal expenses.  If the 
appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other years is available for it.  
 The attorney general may transfer 
unencumbered balances not specified for 
a particular purpose among the 
activities specified in this section.  
Transfers shall be reported immediately 
to the committee on finance of the 
senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives. 
     Sec. 14.  INVESTMENT BOARD         1,391,300   1,405,000 
    Approved Complement - 30 
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1985, the executive director of the 
board of investment shall apportion the 
actual expenses incurred by the board 
on an accrual basis among the several 
funds whose assets are invested by the 
board based on the weighted average 
assets under management during each 
quarter.  The charge to each retirement 
fund shall be calculated, billed, and 
paid on a quarterly basis in accordance 
with procedures for interdepartmental 
payments established by the 
commissioner of finance.  The amounts 
necessary to pay these charges are 
appropriated from the investment 
earnings of each retirement fund.  
Receipts shall be credited to the 
general fund as nondedicated receipts.  
Funds other than retirement funds shall 
be not billed; their portion of the 
expenses will be borne by the general 
fund.  It is estimated that these 
receipts will be $999,700 for the first 
year and $1,013,700 for the second year.
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
the first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year of the 
biennium. 
 The legislature intends to address 
during the interim before the 1984 
session the proper role of retirement 
fund members, both active and retired, 
and the constitutional officers, in the 
process of making investment decisions. 
     Sec. 15.  ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS    1,414,000   1,428,400
    Approved Complement 
    General - 34.0 
    Revolving - 20.5 
Workers' Compensation
    $1,414,000   $1,428,400
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1985, the legislative commission to 
review administrative rules shall 
explore alternative dispute resolution 
procedures including, but not limited 
to, informal mediation and binding 
arbitration to be offered as 
alternative options to the 
administrative hearing process.  The 
commission may call upon the resources 
of the office of administrative 
hearings, the state planning agency, 
and the bureau of mediation services to 
assist the commission with the study.  
The study shall be coordinated with any 
similar efforts being made by the 
office of the governor. 
     Sec. 16.  ADMINISTRATION  
General Operations and Management      20,514,100  20,424,200 
                          1984     1985 
     Approved Complement - 770      760 
     General -             369.7    359.7 
     Dedicated -           400.3    400.3 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Management Services
   $3,807,300    $3,737,000 
 By January 1, 1984, the commissioner of 
administration shall complete a review 
of the records retention and 
disposition schedules for state 
agencies in the executive branch 
previously approved by the records 
disposition panel and recommend to the 
agency and to the panel shortening the 
retention period for records whose cost 
of retention for that period is, in her 
opinion, excessive in relation to the 
benefit from retention for that period. 
Real Property Management
   $8,956,300    $9,087,600 
 $140,000 the first year and $195,000 
the second year is for operation and 
maintenance of the Minnesota education 
association building at 55 Sherburne 
Avenue, if acquired by the state. 
 By January 1, 1984, the commissioner 
shall conduct a study of parking fees 
and parking policies in the capitol 
complex, the seven county metropolitan 
area, and outstate areas.  The study 
shall include, but not be limited to, 
the review of free, subsidized, and 
full rate lots and whether rates 
charged should recover in total or in 
part the costs of improvements to the 
lots.  The report shall be sent to the 
chairmen of the appropriations 
committee in the house and the finance 
committee in the senate.  
 The cost of energy audits performed on 
buildings housing activities of the 
department of natural resources and the 
transportation department shall be 
reimbursed to the general fund from the 
game and fish fund and the trunk 
highway fund respectively. 
 The department of administration shall 
designate adequate space on second 
floor of the capitol building to be 
retained for food distribution services 
pursuant to section 248.07, subdivision 
7.  
Repair and Betterment 
   $  642,200    $  384,500 
 $67,000 the first year shall be used to 
incorporate prairie landscaping in Cass 
Gilbert park and, if funds are 
available, install irrigation systems 
in the remainder of the park and other 
areas within the capitol complex. 
 $58,000 each year is for tree and shrub 
replacement.  This appropriation shall 
be used for native Minnesota trees and 
shrubs, primarily evergreens. 
 The commissioner and the capitol area 
architectural and planning board shall 
consult with and solicit the assistance 
of volunteers provided by the state 
horticultural society to improve and 
maintain the flowers, shrubs, and trees 
in the capitol area. 
 If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
State Agency Services
   $1,914,000    $1,554,000 
 $250,000 the first year and $20,000 the 
second year is for automation of the 
procurement system. 
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1985, the commissioner of 
administration shall purchase goods 
under contracts held by the regents of 
the University of Minnesota and 
Hennepin and Ramsey counties whenever 
this will result in cost savings to the 
state.  The commissioner shall study 
the consequences of doing this for all 
purchases. 
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1985, the commissioner of 
administration shall provide state 
agency guidebooks to members of the 
legislature. 
Public Services
   $4,248,000    $4,712,600 
 $211,800 each year is for block grants 
to public television stations. 
 $373,500 each year is for matching 
grants to public television stations. 
 $195,100 each year is for grants to 
public radio stations pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 139.19. 
 $120,000 the first year is for 
emergency equipment replacement at the 
Austin public television station. 
 $2,000 the first year and $2,000 the 
second year is for the state employees' 
band. 
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
the first year for grants to public 
television or radio stations does not 
cancel but is available for the second 
year of the biennium. 
General Support  
   $  946,300    $  948,500 
 The commissioner of administration with 
the approval of the commissioner of 
finance may transfer unencumbered 
balances not specified for a particular 
purpose among the programs specified in 
this section.  Transfers shall be 
reported immediately to the committee 
on finance of the senate and the 
committee on appropriations of the 
house of representatives.  
     Sec. 17.  CAPITOL AREA 
ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING BOARD            90,800     91,300 
    Approved Complement - 2 
     Sec. 18.  FINANCE   
General Operations and Management        6,430,300  6,591,300
    Approved Complement - 122 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Accounting Operations 
   $4,075,300    $4,133,400 
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1985, the commissioner of finance shall 
not allow the allotment by any agency 
for statewide accounting terminal or 
printer costs if the costs are no 
longer to be incurred by those 
agencies.  This shall produce 
additional cancellations to the general 
fund of $16,000 each year. 
Budget and Control
   $1,246,400    $1,344,000 
Fiscal Management and Administration 
   $1,108,600    $1,113,900 
 The commissioner of finance may 
transfer unencumbered balances not 
specified for a particular purpose 
among the programs specified in this 
section.  Transfers shall be reported 
immediately to the committee on finance 
of the senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives.  
     Sec. 19.  EMPLOYEE RELATIONS    
General Operations and Management        3,423,900  3,432,400
    Approved Complement - 101 
    General - 95 
    Special - 6 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Administration 
   $1,038,700    $1,044,500 
Equal Opportunity 
   $  158,100    $  158,300 
Labor Relations 
   $  372,600    $  374,000 
 No state employee negotiated labor 
agreement shall contain a provision 
that guarantees a minimum number of 
allowable overtime hours to any 
employee.  
 The commissioner of employee relations 
shall not recommend or adopt a 
compensation plan pursuant to Minnesota 
Statutes, section 43A.18, subdivisions 
2, 3, and 4, for payroll periods that 
begin after July 1, 1983, and end 
before July 1, 1985, if the 
compensation plan permits an employee 
who has received a salary increase 
after July 1, 1983 to convert 
accumulated vacation leave into cash or 
deferred compensation before separation 
from state service. 
Personnel 
   $1,854,500    $1,855,600 
 The commissioner of employee relations 
with the approval of the commissioner 
of finance may transfer unencumbered 
balances not specified for a particular 
purpose among the programs specified in 
this section.  Transfers shall be 
reported immediately to the committee 
on finance of the senate and the 
committee on appropriations of the 
house of representatives.  
     Sec. 20.  REVENUE    
General Operations and Management       33,107,900 33,770,200
                          1984     1985
     Approved Complement - 973      982 
 The complement number includes ten 
unfunded positions. 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Revenue Management 
   $9,928,500   $10,129,600
 $200,000 the first year and $400,000 
the second year is for a management and 
systems review of the department's data 
processing networks, for preparation of 
a plan for development or replacement 
of computerized systems, and for 
proceeding with development in the 
areas of highest demonstrated need. 
 None of the appropriation for the 
development of computer systems shall 
be expended until the commissioner of 
revenue has submitted to the 
legislature a plan for the development 
of new computer systems and has 
received the recommendations of the 
chairmen of the committee on finance of 
the senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives on the plan. 
 When projects for computer systems have 
been approved in writing by the 
commissioner of revenue, the 
commissioner may cause funds to be 
encumbered in the state accounting 
system and the encumbered funds shall 
not cancel at the end of the fiscal 
year but shall be available for the 
approved project only, for a period not 
exceeding one year or until the 
approved project has been completed, 
whichever is shorter. 
 After the commissioner of revenue 
begins to expend the appropriation, he 
shall report every three months 
describing the progress made and the 
money expended in developing computer 
systems.  The report shall be submitted 
to the committee on finance of the 
senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives. 
 $50,000 each year is to prepare the tax 
expenditure budget report required by 
this act.  By March 1, 1984, the 
commissioner shall present a progress 
report to the chairmen of the 
appropriations and tax committees in 
the house of representatives and the 
finance and tax committees in the 
senate.  The progress report on the tax 
expenditure budget shall include, but 
not be limited to, the proposed format 
to be used, preliminary data collected, 
the basis on which estimates were made, 
and the funding sources involved.  
 The commissioner shall report by 
January 15, 1984, on the feasibility of 
either establishing a fee or retaining 
a percentage of each debt recaptured 
pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
270A.07, in order to cover the costs of 
administering the program.  The report 
shall be submitted to the chairmen of 
the appropriations committee in the 
house of representatives and the 
finance committee in the senate. 
Income, Sales, and Use Tax Management
  $18,859,000   $19,317,800 
 $136,000 each year is for the 
reinstatement of walk-in taxpayer 
assistance programs. *  (This item of 
section 20 was vetoed by the governor.) 
 If the office of the legislative 
auditor does not evaluate the 
desirability of continuing the current 
system of field offices and their 
satellite offices by July 1, 1984, the 
management analysis division of the 
department of administration shall do 
so.  The study shall include 
consideration of management 
requirements; and evaluation of field 
versus office audit work; and the cost 
benefit of colocating these offices 
with federal district revenue offices, 
merger, or elimination.  A report shall 
be submitted to the chairmen of the 
appropriations committee in the house 
of representatives and the finance 
committee in the senate by July 1, 
1984, if done by the legislative 
auditor, or by July 1, 1985, if done by 
the management analysis division. 
Property and Special Taxes Management
   $4,200,900    $4,202,400 
 $4,000 the first year and $4,000 the 
second year is for payment of property 
taxes of veterans awarded the 
congressional medal of honor. 
Assessors Board 
   $  119,500    $  120,400 
 $75,000 each year is for state paid 
tuition for required assessor training. 
 The commissioner of revenue with the 
approval of the commissioner of finance 
may transfer unencumbered balances not 
specified for a particular purpose 
among the programs specified in this 
section.  Transfer shall be reported 
immediately to the committee on finance 
of the senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives.  
     Sec. 21.  TAX COURT                  313,000     314,000
    Approved Complement - 6 
     Sec. 22.  NATURAL RESOURCES   
General Operations and Management      84,765,100  86,231,600 
    Approved Complement - 1572 
    General - 1003 
    Special - 21 
    Game and Fish - 523 
    Federal - 25 
 Of this appropriation $46,019,500 the 
first year and $45,465,400 for the 
second year is from the general fund; 
$500,000 the first year and $500,000 
the second year is from the 
consolidated conservation area account 
in the special revenue fund; $2,417,200 
the first year and $4,798,500 the 
second year is from the forest 
management account in the special 
revenue fund; $622,800 the first year 
and $696,800 the second year is from 
the nongame wildlife management account 
in the special revenue fund; $3,000,500 
the first year and $3,000,500 the 
second year is from the state park 
maintenance and operation account in 
the special revenue fund; $2,360,300 
the first year and $2,540,100 the 
second year is from the snowmobile 
trails and enforcement account in the 
special revenue fund; and $29,844,800 
the first year and $29,230,300 the 
second year is from the game and fish 
fund. 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Administrative Management Services
   $6,272,300    $6,508,800 
 $2,442,400 the first year and 
$2,484,900 the second year is from the 
game and fish fund. 
 $75,000 the first year and $225,000 the 
second year is from the snowmobile 
trails and enforcement account in the 
special revenue fund. 
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1985, the fee for transferring existing 
leases, licenses, and agreements at the 
lessee's request is $30. 
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1985, the utility crossing application 
fee is $100. 
During the biennium ending June 30, 
1985, the fee for certifying trust fund 
land ownership, railroad land grants, 
and conveyances of them, as requested, 
is $25. 
 $300,000 the first year and $300,000 
the second year is for boating safety 
pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
296.421, subdivision 4. 
 The commissioner of natural resources 
with the approval of the commissioner 
of finance may transfer unencumbered 
balances among the programs authorized 
pursuant to Laws 1981, chapter 304, 
section 4.  No transfer of balances 
among the programs may be authorized 
until the legislative commission on 
Minnesota resources has approved 
amended work programs.  Transfers shall 
be reported immediately to the 
committee on finance of the senate and 
the committee on appropriations of the 
house of representatives. 
Regional Administration
   $3,306,600    $3,324,000 
 $773,400 the first year and $783,500 
the second year is from the game and 
fish fund. 
 Of these amounts, $508,100 from the 
general fund and $156,700 from the game 
and fish fund in the second year is for 
a regional office contingent account.  
Up to this amount may be released for 
regional administration only after the 
legislature has received a study of the 
regional and subregional structure of 
the department of natural resources.  
The management analysis unit in the 
department of administration shall 
conduct the study with the assistance 
of the department of natural 
resources.  The study along with any 
recommendation for reorganization shall 
be presented to the legislature by 
January 1, 1984. 
 Notwithstanding the provisions of Laws 
1982, chapter 641, article I, section 
2, subdivision 1, paragraph (f), the 
commissioner need not close the 
metropolitan region office. 
Field Services Support
   $5,190,000    $5,276,000 
 $1,549,600 the first year and 
$1,627,700 the second year is from the 
game and fish fund. 
Water Resources Management
   $3,305,200    $3,311,500 
 Of the general fund appropriation 
reduction in Laws 1982, Third Special 
Session chapter 1, article 2, section 
2, subdivision 1, paragraph (m), clause 
(2), $415,000 is from the water bank 
appropriation in Laws 1976, chapter 83, 
section 27. 
Mineral Resources Management
   $5,036,300    $4,544,200 
 $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
the second year is for copper-nickel 
test drilling.  Two positions for this 
purpose are in the unclassified civil 
service and their continued employment 
is contingent upon the availability of 
money from the appropriation.  When the 
appropriation has been expended, their 
positions shall be canceled and the 
approved complement of the agency 
reduced accordingly.  Part-time 
employment of persons is authorized. 
 $300,000 the first year and $300,000 
the second year is for minerals 
research.  Any unencumbered balance 
remaining in the first year shall not 
cancel but is available for the second 
year.  
 $750,000 the first year and $750,000 
the second year is for direct reduction 
research, of which $500,000 the first 
year and $500,000 the second year is 
available only as matched by $1 of 
nonstate money for each $2 of state 
money.  Any unencumbered balance 
remaining in the first year does not 
cancel but is available for the second 
year. 
 In order to promote the establishment 
of energy efficient direct reduction 
technologies that could increase the 
competitiveness of Minnesota's 
taconite, the iron range resources and 
rehabilitation board should consider 
sponsoring research and development of 
a direct reduction facility on the iron 
range. 
 $277,200 the first year and $283,100 
the second year is for mineland 
reclamation. 
 $1,529,500 the first year and 
$1,027,900 the second year is for peat 
management, of which $1,250,000 the 
first year and $750,000 the second year 
is for peat development.  The 
commissioner may match this state money 
with money from nonstate sources.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year. 
 Of these amounts, $250,000 the first 
year and $250,000 the second year is 
for a detailed peat survey, 
environmental monitoring, reclamation 
field work, and rules development. 
 Six positions in peat development are 
in the unclassified civil service and 
their continued employment is 
contingent upon the availability of 
money from the appropriation.  When the 
appropriation has been expended, their 
positions shall be canceled and the 
approved complement of the agency 
reduced accordingly.  Part-time 
employment of persons is authorized. 
 The commissioner shall review all 
peatlands identified as ecologically 
significant areas in the Minnesota peat 
program final report dated August, 
1981.  If any of these lands meet the 
resource and site qualifications for 
designation as a unit of the outdoor 
recreation system under Minnesota 
Statutes, chapter 86A, the commissioner 
shall designate the units or recommend 
that the legislature authorize the 
units pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, 
section 86A.07 on or before July 1, 
1986. 
 Site preparation for commercial peat 
mining is limited to the west central 
lakes peat bog and any other bog that 
will be disturbed by activities 
relating to the mining of metallic 
minerals or other construction or 
excavation that would seriously impair 
the value of the land for other 
purposes. 
 The commissioner shall report to the 
legislature by January 1, 1984 and 
January 1, 1985 on the progress of peat 
development projects funded by this 
appropriation. 
Forest Management
  $18,789,100   $20,931,200 
 $2,342,200 the first year and 
$4,723,500 the second year is from the 
forest management account in the 
special revenue fund. 
 $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
the second year is from the 
consolidated conservation areas account 
in the special revenue fund. 
 $930,700 the first year and $967,600 
the second year is for emergency fire 
fighting.  If the appropriation for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it.  No more than 
$382,100 the first year and $398,600 
the second year is available for 
presuppression costs. 
 $3,750,000 the first year and 
$3,750,000 the second year is to 
implement the federal Boundary Waters 
Canoe Area legislation and is available 
only to match federal money on a basis 
of 80 percent federal, 20 percent 
state, provided that no more than 
$250,000 the first year and $250,000 
the second year may be expended prior 
to the appropriation of federal funds. 
If the federal reimbursement is 
appropriated, the state appropriations 
are available until September 30, 1984, 
and September 30, 1985, respectively.  
The federal reimbursement shall be 
deposited in the general fund. 
 The following positions now in the 
unclassified service shall be 
transferred to the classified civil 
service of the state:  three forest 
soil and hydrology positions (three 
natural resources forest soil 
specialists); four forest planners (one 
planning supervisor state, two planner 
seniors state, one planner principal 
state); ten forest management 
specialists (nine natural resources 
specialist 2/foresters, and one clerk 
typist 2).  The incumbents of these 
positions shall be transferred, without 
competitive examination, to 
probationary status in the classified 
civil service.  Positions and employees 
shall be placed in the same 
classification and pay step as of June 
30, 1983, by the commissioner of 
employee relations. 
 All of the employees' accrued vacation 
and sick leave shall be transferred to 
their credit. 
 It is requested that the legislative 
audit commission undertake a study of 
the fees and taxes imposed by the state 
relative to the forest industry.  The 
study should seek to determine the cost 
and benefit relationship between state 
expenditures that enhance the 
commercial and industrial forest 
economy and the revenue generated 
through fees and taxes imposed on that 
sector.  The study should be completed 
and presented to the legislature by 
December 1, 1983.  
Fish Management
   $7,965,300    $8,031,400 
 Except for $32,100 the first year and 
$32,200 the second year from the 
general fund for acid rain, this 
appropriation is from the game and fish 
fund. 
 $149,700 the first year and $178,300 
the second year is for trout stream 
management. 
Wildlife Management
   $10,490,100   $9,649,900 
 $610,300 the first year and $684,300 
the second year is from the nongame 
wildlife management account in the 
special revenue fund.  $9,749,200 the 
first year and $8,834,900 the second 
year is from the game and fish fund. 
 The following positions now in the 
unclassified service shall be 
transferred to the classified civil 
service of the state:  two natural 
heritage positions (natural resource 
specialist 3).  The incumbents of these 
positions shall be transferred, without 
competitive examination, to 
probationary status in the classified 
civil service and shall be placed in 
the same classification and at the same 
step as at present.  All of the 
employees' accrued vacation and sick 
leave shall be transferred to their 
credit. 
 $854,300 the first year and $854,900 
the second year is for deer habitat 
improvement.  
 $633,000 in the first year and $653,400 
the second year is for payments to 
counties in lieu of taxes on acquired 
wildlife lands. 
 $2,310,700 the first year and 
$1,310,700 the second year is from the 
wildlife acquisition account for the 
acquisition and development of wildlife 
management areas.  
Ecological Services
   $  880,500    $  881,700 
 $535,500 the first year and $535,200 
the second year is from the game and 
fish fund. 
 Effective July 1, 1983, aquatic plant 
control permit fees established 
pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
98.48, subdivision 9 are doubled.  
Notice of the revised fees shall be 
published in the state register as soon 
as practicable.  
Parks and Recreation Management
  $9,703,100   $9,787,800 
 $3,000,500 the first year and 
$3,000,500 the second year is from the 
state park maintenance and operation 
account in the special revenue fund.  
 $171,700 the first year and $180,400 
the second year is for the program to 
employ needy elderly persons in the 
maintenance and operation of state 
parks. 
 Upon expiration of the concessionaire 
contract at Fort Snelling state park, 
the commissioner shall work with the 
contract holder to establish a youth 
hostel at the park. 
 $23,500 the first year and $23,200 the 
second year is for payments in lieu of 
taxes on lands in voyageurs national 
park and St. Croix wild river state 
park.  If the appropriation for either 
year is insufficient, the appropriation 
for the other year is available for it. 
Enforcement 
   $8,351,500    $8,427,000 
 $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
second year is from the snowmobile 
trails and enforcement account in the 
special revenue fund. 
 $6,010,500 the first year and 
$6,090,900 the second year is from the 
game and fish fund.  
 $994,300 the first year and $994,300 
the second year is for grants to 
counties for boat and water safety.  
 The appropriation from the game and 
fish fund includes $12,000 the first 
year and $12,000 the second year for 
the purpose of controlling smelt 
fishing activities on the north shore, 
including development of parking 
facilities, traffic control, 
coordination of regulatory agencies, 
control of trespass and vandalism, 
control of littering and sanitation, 
and public information and education.  
If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  
Planning and Research 
   $  868,800    $  893,500 
 The following positions now in the 
unclassified service shall be 
transferred to the classified civil 
service of the state:  four policy 
development and management analysis 
positions and five natural resources 
data systems positions.  The incumbents 
of these positions shall be 
transferred, without competitive 
examination, to probationary status in 
the classified civil service.  
Positions and employees shall be placed 
in the proper classifications by the 
commissioner of employee relations, 
with compensation appropriate to the 
assigned classifications.  All of the 
employees' accrued vacation and sick 
leave shall be transferred to their 
credit. 
 $84,600 the first year and $84,600 the 
second year is for a grant to the 
Mississippi headwaters board for up to 
50 percent of the cost of implementing 
the comprehensive plan for the upper 
Mississippi within areas under its 
jurisdiction.  
 $19,900 the first year and $19,900 the 
second year is for department operating 
and administrative expenses associated 
with the Mississippi headwaters board 
grant and the implementation of the 
plan in areas along the river that are 
not included within the jurisdiction of 
the Mississippi headwaters board. 
The commissioner of natural resources 
shall not disburse any money to the 
Mississippi headwaters board or for 
implementation of the plan in areas 
along the river that are not included 
within the jurisdiction of the 
Mississippi headwaters board until a 
copy of the cooperative Mississippi 
river management and jurisdiction 
agreement, signed by all the parties, 
has been filed in his office. 
Youth Programs 
   $  805,600    $  809,300 
 This appropriation is for the operation 
of the Minnesota conservation corps, a 
summer youth program and a year-round 
young adult program.  The department 
shall ensure that youths in all parts 
of the state have an equal opportunity 
for employment and that equal numbers 
of male and female youth be selected 
for the summer residential program.  
Youth enrollees shall be 15 - 18 years 
old inclusive and young adult enrollees 
shall be 18 - 26 years old inclusive.  
Enrollees in the Minnesota conservation 
corps shall not be considered a public 
employee under the definition contained 
in Minnesota Statutes, section 179.63, 
subdivision 7.  The youth conservation 
corps shall provide service for the 
various department of natural resources 
disciplines including parks, forestry 
and wildlife habitat improvement, and 
trails and waterways. 
 $125,000 the first year and $125,000 
the second year is from the wildlife 
acquisition account in the game and 
fish fund for the development of 
wildlife management areas. 
 $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
second year is from the forest 
management account in the special 
revenue fund for the development of 
forest lands. 
 $12,500 the first year and $12,500 the 
second year is from the nongame 
wildlife management account in the 
special revenue fund for the purpose of 
nongame wildlife management.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year shall not cancel, but is 
available the second year.  
 $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
second year is from the snowmobile 
trails and enforcement account in the 
special revenue fund for the 
development of state snowmobile trails 
consistent with the purposes of the 
fund. 
 $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
second year is from the game and fish 
fund for the the purpose of public 
access and lake improvements.  
 No part of this appropriation may be 
expended for a project that is not 
consistent with the purposes of the 
fund from which the appropriation is 
made. 
Trails and Waterways Management 
   $3,574,000    $3,629,300 
 $2,160,300 the first year and 
$2,190,100 the second year is from the 
snowmobile trails and enforcement 
account in the special revenue fund.  
 Of this amount $300,000 the first year 
and $300,000 the second year is 
available for acquisition and 
development of state snowmobile trails; 
up to $45,000 the first year and up to 
$45,000 the second year is available 
for professional services relating to 
acquisition and development of state 
snowmobile trails; and $1,262,600 the 
first year and $1,298,600 the second 
year is for snowmobile grants-in-aid. 
 $651,000 the first year and $674,000 
the second year is from the game and 
fish fund for public access and lake 
improvements, but is available for 
expenditure only to the extent that 
unrefunded marine gasoline tax revenues 
pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
296.421, subdivision 4, are actually 
received by the game and fish fund. 
Minnesota Environmental Education Board 
   $  226,700    $  226,000 
 The commissioner of natural resources 
with the approval of the commissioner 
of finance may transfer unencumbered 
balances not specified for a particular 
purpose among the programs specified in 
this section.  Transfers shall be 
reported immediately to the committee 
on finance of the senate and the 
committee on appropriations of the 
house of representatives.  
     Sec. 23.  ZOOLOGICAL BOARD    
General Operations and Management       5,545,300  5,502,700
    Approved Complement - 155.3 
    General - 136.8 
    Special - 16.5 
    Gift - 2.0 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Visitor Programs
   $  928,400    $  930,800 
Biological Programs 
   $1,402,300    $1,406,000 
Business Management Services 
   $  644,500    $  646,400 
Physical Facilities 
   $2,570,100    $2,519,500 
 The director of the Minnesota 
zoological garden with the approval of 
the commissioner of finance may 
transfer unencumbered balances not 
specified for a particular purpose 
among the programs specified in this 
section, except that he shall make no 
transfer into the zoo ride program.  
Transfers shall be reported immediately 
to the committee on finance of the 
senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives.  
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1985, the fee structure for the 
Minnesota zoological garden shall be 
established by the zoological garden 
board. 
     Sec. 24.  WATER RESOURCES BOARD       109,500    113,300 
    Approved Complement - 3 
     Sec. 25.  POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY   
General Operations and Management        6,298,700  6,476,100 
                            1984     1985 
     Approved Complement - 350.0    359.0 
     General -             164.5    174.5 
     Federal -             185.5    184.5 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Water Pollution Control
   $1,646,500    $1,653,200 
 Balances remaining from appropriations 
made in Laws 1977, chapter 455, section 
33, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), lake 
improvement grants-in-aid, may be 
utilized for lake improvement grant 
administration.  One position is 
authorized for this purpose. 
Air Pollution Control
   $  874,200    $  818,200 
 $304,100 the first year and $247,800 
the second year is for the acid rain 
program. 
Solid Waste and Hazardous 
Waste Pollution Control
   $1,991,700    $2,213,200 
 $257,000 the first year and $537,400 
the second year is additional money for 
the hazardous waste regulatory program 
and shall be covered by hazardous waste 
generator and facility fees collected 
for the biennium ending June 30, 1985. 
Regional Support
   $  603,900    $  606,100 
General Support
   $1,182,400    $1,185,400 
 The director of the pollution control 
agency, with the approval of the 
commissioner of finance, may transfer 
unencumbered balances not specified for 
a particular purpose among the 
activities specified in this section.  
Transfers shall be reported immediately 
to the committee on finance of the 
senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives.  
     Sec. 26.  ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 
BOARD                                    1,275,500  1,304,100
     Approved Complement -  25 
 Classified and unclassified state 
employees involved in the 
implementation and administration of 
the duties of the water planning board 
and the southern Minnesota rivers basin 
board shall be transferred, except for 
the position of chairperson of the 
water planning board, to the 
environmental quality board in the 
classified service of the state without 
competitive examination and shall be 
placed in the proper classification by 
the commissioner of employee relations 
with compensation as provided for the 
classifications.  Nothing in this 
paragraph shall be construed as 
abrogating or modifying any rights now 
enjoyed by affected employees under the 
commissioner's or managerial plans for 
unrepresented employees or the terms of 
an agreement between the exclusive 
representatives of public employees and 
the state or one of its appointing 
authorities. 
     Sec. 27.  WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD    1,713,500  1,089,600
                           1984     1985
     Approved Complement -  25       20 
     General -              18       13 
     Bond Fund -             7        7 
 $180,000 the first year and $60,000 the 
second year is for grants to counties 
and local project review committees. 
 Any unencumbered balance remaining the 
first year shall not cancel but is 
available for the second year. 
     Sec. 28.  ENERGY AND ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT   
General Operations and Management      24,769,100 18,672,800 
    Approved Complement - 141.5 
    General - 116 
    Federal - 25.5 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Energy  
   $3,215,200    $2,610,900 
$31,600 the first year and $68,400 the 
second year is to develop and market 
energy audits for multifamily and 
commercial buildings. 
 $51,500 the first year and $48,500 the 
second year is for energy audit 
interpretation. 
 $300,000 the first year is for matching 
grants for planning the development of 
district heating systems.  
$40,000 the first year and $40,000 the 
second year is for administration of 
the district heating planning grants.  
$68,000 the first year is for a steam 
trap survey.  
$60,000 the first year is for energy 
management training, including training 
of 800 building operators.  
$89,500 the first year and $40,500 the 
second year is for the superinsulated 
home demonstration project.  
$46,500 the first year and $36,000 the 
second year is for the building energy 
research center. 
Economic Development  
   $1,746,000    $1,796,000 
 $125,000 the first year and $125,000 
the second year is for a grant to the 
Duluth port authority. *  (This item of 
section 28 was vetoed by the governor.) 
 $180,000 the first year and $180,000 
the second year is for community 
development corporations.  
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
the domestic development activity does 
not cancel but is available for the 
second year. 
 $60,000 the first year and $60,000 the 
second year is for a grant to a 
nonprofit corporation for the purpose 
of developing the motion picture and 
television industries.  The grant shall 
be made only after the commissioner has 
established criteria for grant 
proposals and has solicited proposals 
through an open application process by 
July 1, 1983.  To provide appropriate 
review for the disbursement of the 
grant, the governor shall appoint five 
persons to a Minnesota motion picture 
and television advisory council.  The 
governor shall designate one of the 
appointees as chairperson and liaison 
to the governor for all activities 
concerning the grant recipient.  It is 
a condition of the grant that the 
grantee shall submit a work plan to the 
council in a form determined by the 
council.  None of the money provided by 
the grant may be expended unless it is 
part of an approved work plan.  The 
appropriation for the second year is 
available only if the grantee can 
demonstrate the ability to match the 
amount on the basis of $1 of money from 
nonpublic sources for each $1 of state 
money. 
Financial Management
   $15,613,400   $9,386,100 
 $10,000,000 the first year and 
$5,000,000 the second year is for 
transfer to the economic development 
fund, if created by other law enacted 
at the 1983 regular session.  
 $3,500,000 the first year and 
$4,000,000 the second year is for 
transfer to the energy loan insurance 
fund, if created by other law enacted 
at the 1983 regular session. 
 $1,800,000 is for transfer to a reserve 
account in the energy development fund, 
if created by other law enacted at the 
1983 regular session.  Any unencumbered 
balance remaining in the first year 
shall not cancel and is available for 
the second year. 
 $313,400 the first year and $386,100 
the second year is for part of the 
staff of the energy and economic 
development authority, if created by 
other law enacted at the 1983 regular 
session.  These amounts include $18,000 
the first year and $22,000 the second 
year for expenses of an intervention 
office, and $44,000 the first year and 
$46,000 the second year for a business 
assistance program. 
Science and Technology 
   $242,600      $254,800
 This appropriation is for a science and 
technology function.  The commissioner 
may hire a director and additional 
staff as he deems necessary to carry 
out this function within this 
appropriation. 
 The science and technology director 
shall give advice and recommendations 
to the governor regarding technically 
related subjects including new issue 
analysis, research and development 
goals and projects, education 
initiatives, technologically related 
economic development, environmental 
protection, intergovernmental 
technology sharing, and governmental 
use of technology including the use of 
advanced information and communication 
technologies. 
 In the development of recommendations, 
the science and technology director 
shall establish a procedure for the 
evaluation of research projects with 
potential to become the basis of 
technological industrial growth in 
Minnesota.  As part of this procedure, 
in order to ensure standards of 
excellence and cost beneficial 
expenditure of Minnesota state funding 
sources for research, the science and 
technology director shall consider a 
system of peer review analogous to the 
national science foundation or national 
institutes of health, to evaluate and 
select proposals according to merit and 
scientific significance. 
 In addition, the science and technology 
director shall monitor and promote the 
opportunities for expanded federal 
expenditures in research and 
development in and for Minnesota, and 
act as a liaison and coordinator for 
activities of established scientific 
groups beneficial to the enhancement of 
science and technology.  These groups 
include but are not limited to the 
Minnesota academy of sciences, the 
science museum, and various local, 
national, and regional professional and 
academic societies. 
 The science and technology director and 
supportive staff shall cumulatively 
reflect expertise or familiarity with a 
wide range of scientific areas 
including basic science (physics, 
chemistry, biology, and mathematics), 
information sciences, engineering, and 
medical, agricultural, and 
biotechnology. 
Tourism 
   $3,951,900    $4,625,000 
 In order to develop maximum private 
sector involvement in tourism marketing 
activities, $1,000,000 for the first 
year and $1,000,000 for the second year 
will be placed in a separate account.  
Money will be made available from this 
account to the office of tourism after 
verification and documentation of 
private sector contributions to 
marketing tourism.  For purposes of 
this appropriation, private sector 
in-kind services may provide one-half 
the match for this money in the first 
year. 
 "Private sector" means any private 
person, firm, corporation, or 
association, including but not limited 
to regional tourism organizations and 
chambers of commerce or convention 
bureaus. 
 The director shall submit a work 
program and semiannual progress 
reports, including the amount of 
private sector contributions received, 
to the chairman of the senate finance 
committee and the chairman of the house 
of representatives appropriations 
committee. 
 In order to provide equity and 
representation of all tourism 
accommodation businesses, the office of 
tourism will produce directories of all 
these businesses. 
 Money provided to each of the six 
Minnesota tourism regions shall be used 
for the purpose of purchasing media 
space and time and marketing specific 
geographic areas within each region.  
None of this money shall be used for 
any type of administrative, salary, or 
overhead costs of the region.  Ten 
percent of the total regional funding 
shall be withheld pending final audit 
each year to assure adherence to the 
goals of the program.  No money will be 
provided until a detailed marketing 
plan is approved by the director of 
tourism.  The three northern regions 
will coordinate their activities 
through the money provided by this 
section.  In addition, the two southern 
regions will coordinate their programs. 
 The director shall review the quality 
of tourism marketing and promotion done 
at the regional level and report to the 
legislature by January 1, 1984 the 
findings and recommendations. 
 The commissioner of energy and economic 
development with the approval of the 
commissioner of finance may transfer 
unencumbered balances not specified for 
a particular purpose among the programs 
specified in this section.  Transfers 
shall be reported immediately to the 
committee on finance of the senate and 
the committee on appropriations of the 
house of representatives.  
     Sec. 29.  INTERNATIONAL TRADE 
General Operations and Management        3,270,000   1,130,000
     Approved  Complement - 17
 $2,000,000 the first year is for 
transfer to the export finance 
authority working capital account, if 
created by other law enacted at the 
1983 regular session.  
 $320,000 the first year and $280,000 
the second year is for administration 
of the export finance authority and 
export information office, if created 
by other law enacted at the 1983 
regular session.  
 $900,000 the first year and $850,000 
the second year is for the trade and 
export activity. 
 $50,000 the first year is for the world 
trade center commission, which is 
hereby created.  The commission shall 
consist of nine members appointed by 
the governor.  The appointees of the 
governor shall include persons 
knowledgeable in the areas of finance, 
export business, and education.  The 
commission shall select a chairperson 
and other officers it believes 
necessary.  The purpose of the 
commission is to study the feasibility, 
size, scope, site, development, bonding 
authority, costs, and the amount of 
private and public financial commitment 
required for a Minnesota world trade 
center.  The commission may do all 
things necessary and reasonable to 
conduct the study including holding 
meetings and soliciting testimony and 
information.  The commission shall 
report to the legislature and the 
governor by January 15, 1984, its 
conclusions and recommendations 
concerning the world trade center.  The 
commission expires February 1, 1984. 
 The appropriations in this section are 
to the commissioner of agriculture, 
except as otherwise provided in this 
section. 
 The commissioner of agriculture with 
the approval of the commissioner of 
finance may transfer unencumbered 
balances not specified for a particular 
purpose among the programs specified in 
this section.  Transfers shall be 
reported immediately to the committee 
on finance of the senate and the 
committee on appropriations of the 
house of representatives. 
     Sec. 30.  STATE PLANNING AGENCY 
General Operations and Management        4,138,600    3,918,900
     Approved Complement - 99
     General - 67
     Special - 4
     Revolving - 10
     Federal - 18
 $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the 
second year is for policy studies and 
research relating to general 
manufacturing, energy, and 
technology-related businesses jointly 
initiated and conducted by labor, 
business, education, and government. 
 $10,000 in the first year is to study 
the feasibility of merging the 
departments of health and public 
welfare into a new department called 
the department of human services.  The 
study shall examine the 
intergovernmental, social, 
administrative, and financial 
ramifications of the merger including:  
(1) services to be provided to the 
public; (2) administration of programs; 
(3) appropriate funding mechanisms; (4) 
appropriate interagency activity to 
effectuate the merger; and (5) 
reassignment of various areas of 
responsibility within the departments 
of health and public welfare to other 
state agencies as appropriate.  The 
state planning director shall report to 
the legislature and to the governor by 
January 1, 1984. 
 $110,000 the first year and $110,000 
the second year is for a grant to the 
environmental conservation library 
(ECOL). 
 $418,400 the first year and $418,400 
the second year is for regional 
planning grants.  
 $42,500 each year is for a grant to the 
government training service. 
 $200,000 each year is for grants for 
youth intervention programs. 
 $250,000 shall be transferred to the 
land management information center 
revolving account as working capital 
and shall be repaid to the general fund 
when service bureau fee receipts 
permit, but $166,600 shall be repaid by 
June 30, 1985 and $83,400 shall be 
repaid by June 30, 1986. 
 The balance of $111,676 remaining in 
the appropriation made by Laws 1979, 
chapter 301, section 6, subdivision 2, 
is available the day following final 
enactment to be used by the 
commissioner to match money 
appropriated to the department of 
natural resources for the alteration of 
a portion of an old railroad bridge 
over the St. Louis river in the city of 
Duluth to make the bridge suitable for 
use as a public access fishing pier and 
observation site. 
 The state planning director with the 
approval of the commissioner of finance 
may transfer unencumbered balances not 
specified for a particular purpose 
among the programs specified in this 
section.  Transfers shall be reported 
immediately to the committee on finance 
of the senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives. 
     Sec. 31.  NATURAL RESOURCES ACCELERATION  
   Subdivision 1.  General Operations 
and Management                        10,212,000  10,235,500 
   Approved Complement - 80 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each activity 
are more specifically described in the 
following subdivisions of this section. 
 For all appropriations in this section, 
if the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  
   Subd. 2.  Legislative Commission on
Minnesota Resources                       230,000    232,500 
 For the biennium ending June 30, 1985, 
the commission shall review the work 
programs and progress reports required 
under this section, and report its 
findings and recommendations to the 
committee on finance of the senate, 
committee on appropriations of the 
house of representatives, and other 
appropriate committees.  The commission 
shall establish oversight committees to 
continue review of a variety of natural 
resource subject areas as it believes 
necessary to carry out its legislative 
charge. 
     Subd. 3.  Department of 
Natural Resources                       5,164,600  5,111,600 
    Approved Complement - 67 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each activity 
are as follows: 
(a) Department Information System 
   $300,000      $300,000 
    Approved Complement - 5 
 For partial implementation of a 
department-wide plan for a computer and 
word processing system. 
(b) Volunteer Management Intensification 
   $97,000       $98,000 
    Approved Complement - 2 
 To begin coordination of volunteers in 
all disciplines through staff 
assistance and time budgeting. 
(c) Groundwater Management 
   $150,000      $150,000 
    Approved Complement - 3 
 To apply innovative information 
collection techniques and develop 
general watershed management rather 
than the site and permit specific 
approach.  Data shall be collected in a 
format consistent and compatible with 
the Minnesota land management 
information system and provided to that 
system as appropriate. 
(d) Mineral Potential 
   $85,000       $85,000 
    Approved Complement - 2 
 Additional field work and research to 
understand mineral potential. 
(e) Accelerated Phase II Forest 
Inventory 
   $225,000      $225,000 
    Approved Complement - 10 
 As one part of a three-part accelerated 
effort to complete the detailed 
inventory, including grahics machine 
and public land sampling.  Data shall 
be collected in a format consistent and 
compatible with the Minnesota land 
management information system and 
provided to that system as appropriate. 
(f) Forestry Information System 
   $344,000      $345,000 
    Approved Complement - 4 
 To finish development of an automated 
information system. 
(g) Forest Recreation Development 
   $400,000      $400,000 
    Approved Complement - 3 
 To plan and implement rehabilitation of 
recreation development in state 
forests.  All project costs are 
included in this appropriation. 
(h) Wildfire Planning 
   $97,000       $98,000 
    Approved Complement - 3 
 To analyze, budget, and implement the 
most physically and economically 
effective fire protection on a pilot 
basis. 
(i) Park Planning 
   $110,000      $110,000 
    Approved Complement - 6 
 To complete the remaining master plans 
required under Minnesota Statutes, 
chapter 86A, and recommend disposition 
of all other units. 
(j) River Planning 
   $100,000      $100,000 
    Approved Complement - 4 
 To continue river planning analysis and 
technical assistance to local units for 
protection of river resources and to 
develop a proposal for possible 
inclusion in agency operations. 
(k) Scientific and Natural Areas 
Planning 
   $40,000       $41,000 
    Approved Complement - 1 
 To continue management planning under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.033 and 
chapter 86A, for nine areas. 
(l) Park Development 
   $2,042,000    $2,042,000 
    Approved Complement - 8 
 For major rehabilitation and new 
development in state parks and 
recreation areas.  All project costs 
are included in this appropriation.  
$726,000 the first year and $749,000 
the second year is from the state park 
development account in the special 
revenue fund.  $450,000 of this 
appropriation represents anticipated 
reimbursements to be received during 
the biennium from the land and water 
conservation fund to be earned by 
expenditures from this subdivision and 
is available for expenditure only as 
these reimbursements are deposited in 
the state treasury. 
(m) Parks Information System 
   $103,500      $ 46,500 
     Approved Complement - 2 
 To develop a computerized information 
system to assist management activity in 
state parks. 
(n) Water Access Acquisition and 
Development 
   $740,000      $740,000 
    Approved Complement - 5 
 To acquire access sites and improve or 
develop sites around the state.  All 
project costs are included in this 
appropriation.  The commissioner shall 
make every effort to maximize the use 
of local effort and finances in the 
program.  $150,000 of the appropriation 
represents anticipated reimbursements 
from the land and water conservation 
fund to be earned by expenditures from 
this subdivision and is available for 
expenditure only as these 
reimbursements are deposited in the 
state treasury. 
 In addition to this direct 
appropriation, and notwithstanding 
Minnesota Statutes, section 86.72, 
federal money for recreational boating 
facilities improvement programs under 
United States Code, title 46, sections 
1474 to 1481 made available by section 
421 of the Surface Transportation 
Assistance Act of 1982, 96 Statutes at 
Large, pages 2162 to 2163, earned by 
projects in this section is 
appropriated to the commissioner of 
natural resources for water access 
acquisition and development and is 
available until expended. 
(o) Implement Resource and Management 
Plan on Department of Natural Resources Lands 
   $200,000      $200,000 
     Approved Complement - 5 
 To implement an allocation plan based 
on land suitability and capability and 
public advice, which includes sale or 
exchange, or both.  Data shall be 
collected in a format consistent and 
compatible with the Minnesota land 
management information system and 
provided to that system as appropriate. 
(p) Wild and Scenic Rivers
   $   62,500   $   62,500
   Approved Complement - 2
 To continue the wild and scenic river 
management program previously funded by 
legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources. 
(q) Statewide Data Water Network 
   $   68,600   $68,600 
    Approved Complement - 2 
 To continue legislative commission on 
Minnesota resources support for the 
statewide water data network. 
     Subd. 4.  Pollution Control 
Agency                                    230,000   231,000 
    Approved Complement - 3 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each activity 
are as follows: 
(a) Soil and Watershed Acidification 
   $93,000       $93,000 
    Approved Complement - 1 
 For the first biennium of a 
two-biennium effort to assess the 
effects of atmospheric deposition on 
soils.  Data shall be collected in a 
format consistent and compatible with 
the Minnesota land management 
information system and provided to that 
system as appropriate. 
(b) Groundwater Analysis Near 
Dump Sites 
   $72,000       $73,000 
    Approved Complement - 1 
 To investigate the effects on 
groundwater of 15 unregulated solid 
waste open dumps and improve management 
processes.  Data shall be collected in 
a format consistent and compatible with 
the Minnesota land management 
information system and provided to that 
system as appropriate. 
(c) Survey Organics in Monitor 
Wells 
   $50,000       $50,000 
    Approved Complement - 1 
 For sampling up to 350 private wells in 
the monitoring network for analysis of 
organics.  Data shall be collected in a 
format consistent and compatible with 
the Minnesota land management 
information system and provided to that 
system as appropriate. 
(d) Garvin Brook Monitoring 
   $15,000       $15,000 
 To provide water quality monitoring on 
the joint, federal-state project needed 
to assess the impact of land 
treatment.  Data shall be collected in 
a format consistent and compatible with 
the Minnesota land management 
information system and provided to that 
system as appropriate. 
     Subd. 5.  Energy, Planning 
and Development                         2,064,000  2,065,000 
    Approved Complement - 9 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each activity 
are as follows: 
(a) Resource Management Models 
   $75,000       $75,000 
    Approved Complement - 1 
 For accelerated development of 
applications models to predict and 
simulate the effects of alternative 
policies and practices.  Data shall be 
collected in a format consistent and 
compatible with the Minnesota land 
management information system and 
provided to that system as appropriate. 
(b) Recreation Grants 
   $1,750,000    $1,750,000 
    Approved Complement - 4 
 For recreation open space projects 
requested by local units of 
government.  The cost of administration 
is included in this appropriation.  
This appropriation is for grants of up 
to 50 percent of the total cost, or 50 
percent of the local share if federal 
money is used.  Up to 25 percent is 
available for acquisition.  The per 
project limit for state grants is 
$200,000. 
 The first priority in allocation is for 
development projects and for projects 
that are eligible for federal funding.  
Notwithstanding any other law to the 
contrary, these grants are not 
contingent upon the matching of federal 
grants. 
 $875,000 the first year and $875,000 
the second year is reserved for 
projects outside the metropolitan area 
as defined in Minnesota Statutes, 
section 473.121, subdivision 2. 
 This appropriation shall be expended 
with the approval of the governor after 
consultation with the legislative 
advisory commission.  The legislative 
commission on Minnesota resources shall 
make recommendations to the legislative 
advisory commission regarding the 
expenditures. 
(c) Bioenergy Research 
   $150,000      $150,000 
    Approved Complement - 1 
 To continue research into biomass 
production potential on peat and other 
lands. 
(d) Assessment and Development 
of Alternative Energy Business 
   $89,000       $90,000
    Approved Complement - 3 
 To assess the potential for business 
development of alternative energy 
resources. 
     Subd. 6.  Department of Health        65,000     65,000 
    Approved Complement - 1 
Survey Organics in Community Water 
Supplies 
 To provide equipment and a one-time 
sampling and analysis of volatile 
organic compounds in selected community 
water supplies. 
     Subd. 7.  University of Minnesota  1,835,000  1,826,000 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each activity 
are as follows: 
(a) Strategic Minerals Research 
Capacity 
   $265,000      $265,000 
 For equipment and analysis to examine 
potential strategic minerals 
identification and recovery (cobalt, 
manganese, platinum, titanium). 
(b) Taconite Reduction 
   $49,000       $49,000 
 For research to achieve increased 
metallic iron production from taconite. 
(c) Aeromagnetic Survey 
   $346,000      $347,000 
 For the third biennium of a 
six-biennium effort to electronically 
acquire geologic data.  Data shall be 
collected in a format consistent and 
compatible with the Minnesota land 
management information system and 
provided to that system as appropriate. 
(d) Geology of Southeast Minnesota 
   $30,000       $30,000 
 To determine subsurface drainage and 
hydrology, and evaluate the impact of 
land practices.  Data shall be 
collected in a format consistent and 
compatible with the Minnesota land 
management information system and 
provided to that system as appropriate. 
(e) Computer Analysis of Contaminant 
Spreading 
   $90,000       $90,000 
 To develop interactive graphics models 
of contaminant spreading between 
selected Twin Cities aquifers.  Data 
shall be collected in a format 
consistent and compatible with the 
Minnesota land management information 
system and provided to that system as 
appropriate. 
(f) Accelerated Detailed Soil Survey 
   $925,000      $925,000 
 For the fourth biennium of a 
seven-biennium effort to provide the 
appropriate detailed survey, based upon 
the adopted cost-share formula between 
county, state, and federal ownership 
ratios.  Data shall be collected in a 
format consistent and compatible with 
the Minnesota land management 
information system and provided to that 
system as appropriate. 
(g) Research on River and Lake Management 
   $70,000       $70,000 
 To develop lake water quality 
simulations and predict river oxygen 
dynamics, and predict river scour and 
fill effects.  Data shall be collected 
in a format consistent and compatible 
with the Minnesota land management 
information system and provided to that 
system as appropriate. 
(h) Hydropower Research Facility
Instrumentation 
   $50,000       $50,000 
 To provide instrumentation of donated 
equipment for advanced research 
capability. 
(i) Underground Space Center 
   $10,000 
 To provide for expenses involved in 
conducting an international conference 
in October 1983 on the benefits and 
uses of underground space. 
     Subd. 8.  Minnesota Historical 
Society                                   75,000     75,000 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each activity 
are as follows: 
(a) Microfilm Public Land Records 
   $25,000       $25,000 
 For completion of the project to 
microfilm state land ownership records. 
(b) Conservation of Historic 
Collections 
   $50,000       $50,000 
 To provide the match for grants from 
the national endowment for the 
humanities and private sector, all for 
the purpose of repair, restoration, and 
stabilization of the collections.  The 
match money is appropriated. 
     Subd. 9.  Science Museum of 
Minnesota                                 22,000     23,000 
 For a natural history survey of 
Minnesota's aquatic invertebrates.  
Data shall be collected in a format 
consistent and compatible with the 
Minnesota land management information 
system and provided to that system as 
appropriate. 
   Subd. 10.  Work Programs
 It is a condition of acceptance of the 
appropriations made by this section 
that the agency or entity receiving the 
appropriation shall submit work 
programs and semiannual progress 
reports in the form determined by the 
legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources.  None of the money provided 
in this section may be expended unless 
the commission has approved the 
pertinent work program.  Upon request 
from the commission the agency head 
shall submit an evaluation by July 1, 
1984, as to whether the program should 
be incorporated in the next agency 
budget.  
   Subd. 11.  Complement Temporary
 Persons employed by a state agency and 
paid by an appropriation in this 
section are in the unclassified civil 
service and their continued employment 
is contingent upon the availability of 
money from the appropriation.  When the 
appropriation has been expended, their 
positions shall be canceled and the 
approved complement of the agency 
reduced accordingly.  Part-time 
employment of persons is authorized. 
   Subd. 12.  Federal Reimbursement 
Account                                   526,400    606,400 
 This appropriation is for the 
expenditure purposes in the natural 
resources federal reimbursement account 
in Minnesota Statutes, section 86.72. 
     Sec. 32.  LABOR AND INDUSTRY 
General Operations and Management        9,033,000  9,512,700 
    Approved Complement - 225 
    General - 126.5 
    Federal - 39.5 
    Special - 59 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Employment Standards 
   $  764,700    $  767,800 
Workers' Compensation 
   $4,991,800    $5,417,100 
 Of this appropriation $1,678,900 the 
first year and $1,697,000 the second 
year is from the special compensation 
fund. 
 $2,329,200 the first year and 
$2,733,900 the second year is for 
reimbursement of the special 
compensation fund pursuant to Minnesota 
Statutes, section 176.183, subdivision 
2. 
 $300,000 the first year and $300,000 
the second year is for payment of peace 
officer survivor benefits pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 352E.04.  
If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1985, the commissioner of labor and 
industry shall impose fees under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.128, 
sufficient to cover the cost of 
approving and monitoring qualified 
rehabilitation consultants, consultant 
firms, and vendors of rehabilitation 
services. 
 The commissioner shall study the need 
for establishing criteria which would 
determine whether a workers' 
compensation claim is handled by the 
division's attorneys, referred for 
private action, or referred for 
arbitration or mediation.  The 
commissioner shall report to the 
legislature the conclusions of this 
study by February 15, 1984. 
Code Enforcement  
   $  728,600    $  732,100 
 The commissioner is instructed to merge 
the inspection duties of the boiler 
inspectors and the steamfitting 
inspector. 
OSHA 
   $  996,700    $1,006,800 
 The salary and expenses associated with 
the passenger elevator inspector shall 
be paid from the building code 
surcharge revenues produced pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 16.866. 
General Support
   $1,014,300    $1,030,700 
 $125,000 the first year and $125,000 
the second year is for a grant to the 
Minneapolis urban league labor 
education advancement program.  
$125,000 the first year and $125,000 
the second year is for a grant to the 
St. Paul urban league labor education 
advancement program.  Before payment of 
these grants, the commissioner shall 
secure an approved contract that 
specifies the detailed budget to be 
submitted for use of each grant, the 
frequency and format of periodic 
reports on actual use of the grants, 
and audit requirements.  The 
legislative auditor may conduct 
post-award audits of these grants as 
requested by the commissioner and 
approved by the legislative audit 
commission.  Twenty percent of each 
grant in each year, or $25,000, shall 
be available for payment upon 
demonstration of a dollar for dollar 
match from nonstate contributions.  If 
continuation of state funding is 
anticipated in the 1985-1987 fiscal 
biennium, the commissioner shall 
develop an application process by which 
organizations currently established or 
organizations seeking to become 
established as providers of labor 
education advancement programs may seek 
funding.  The applications shall be 
reviewed and prioritized by the 
commissioner, and a recommended level 
of funding shall be transmitted by the 
commissioner to the 1985 legislature. 
Information Management Services 
   $  536,900    $  558,200 
 The commissioner of labor and industry 
with the approval of the commissioner 
of finance may transfer unencumbered 
balances not specified for a particular 
purpose among the programs specified in 
this section.  Transfers shall be 
reported immediately to the committee 
on finance of the senate and the 
committee on appropriations of the 
house of representatives.  
     Sec. 33.  WORKERS' COMPENSATION 
COURT OF APPEALS                          382,200     382,800 
    Approved Complement - 9 
 The workers' compensation court of 
appeals shall report by February 15, 
1984, to the chairmen of the senate 
finance committee and the house 
appropriations committee on the 
standards governing payments under 
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 352E.  The 
report must describe any ambiguity in 
the definition of peace officers, 
eligible beneficiaries, and eligibility 
to receive benefits.  
     Sec. 34.  MEDIATION SERVICES       1,113,600   1,077,900 
    Approved Complement - 24 
     Sec. 35.  PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT
RELATIONS BOARD                            51,700      52,000
    Approved Complement - 1 
     Sec. 36.  MILITARY AFFAIRS  
General Operations and Management       4,865,100   4,833,700
    Approved Complement - 235 
    General - 130.8 
    Federal - 104.2 
 Plus additional personnel as may be 
financed entirely from federal money 
for the period federal money is 
available.  
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Maintenance of Military Training Facilities
   $3,735,000    $3,760,700 
 $4,100 each year is for an additional 
custodial position at Holman field.  
The adjutant general is directed to 
seek a federal share of $12,300 each 
year. 
 The city of Moorhead having in error 
transferred $23,600 to the state 
general fund for an armory improvement, 
$23,600 is for repayment to the city of 
Moorhead, effective the day after 
compliance with Minnesota Statutes, 
section 645.021, subdivision 3, by the 
governing body of the city of Moorhead. 
 The management analysis division of the 
department of administration shall 
review the feasibility of armory 
consolidation or closure.  The study 
shall include in its considerations the 
needs of this department for defense 
and training related activities; the 
availability of other emergency 
facilities within the communities; and 
the age, physical maintenance needs, 
and personnel costs of the existing 
buildings.  
 The study shall also consider the cost 
effectiveness of reducing custodial 
hours, sharing custodial services among 
the armories, and increasing local 
financial support of armory maintenance 
expenses.  
 The recommendations resulting from this 
study shall be transmitted to the 
chairman of the finance committee in 
the senate and the appropriations 
committee in the house of 
representatives by March 15, 1984.  
General Support
   $1,130,100    $1,073,000 
 $71,400 the first year and $71,300 the 
second year is for expenses of military 
forces ordered to active duty pursuant 
to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 192.  If 
the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  
 The adjutant general with the approval 
of the commissioner of finance may 
transfer unencumbered balances not 
specified for a particular purpose 
between the programs specified in this 
section.  Transfers shall be reported 
immediately to the committee on finance 
of the senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives.  
     Sec. 37.  VETERANS AFFAIRS   
General Operations and Management      10,449,800 10,540,300 
    Approved Complement - 314.5 
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Veterans Benefits and Services 
   $2,277,200    $2,256,400 
 $1,938,100 each year is for emergency 
financial and medical needs of 
veterans.  For the biennium ending June 
30, 1985, the commissioner shall limit 
financial assistance to veterans and 
dependents to six months, unless 
recipients have been certified as 
ineligible for other benefit programs.  
Of this appropriation, $50,000 each 
year shall be expended with the 
approval of the governor after 
consultation with the legislative 
advisory commission pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30. 
 If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  
 Of this appropriation, $37,800 the 
first year and $38,500 the second year 
is for war veterans and war orphans 
education aid, to be expended pursuant 
to Minnesota Statutes, section 197.75.  
Veterans Home - Minneapolis
   $6,116,200    $6,217,200 
 Of the appropriation in fiscal year 
1984, $10,000 is for a grant to the 
Vietnam veterans awareness council for 
the purposes of obtaining liability 
insurance and repairs and betterments 
on building #2 which currently provides 
emergency shelter for veterans and 
their families. 
 By January 15, 1984, the commissioner 
shall report to the legislature on the 
cost effectiveness of seeking 
certification of the Minneapolis 
nursing care building for medical 
assistance reimbursement. 
Veterans Home - Hastings 
   $2,047,800    $2,066,700 
Big Island Veterans Camp 
   $    8,600    
 This appropriation is for contract 
expenses associated with operating the 
Big Island veterans camp; the contract 
shall be for up to two years in length 
and shall specify that the contractor 
will cooperate with the Hennepin county 
park reserve district. 
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
the first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year of the 
biennium. 
 The commissioner of veterans affairs 
with the approval of the commissioner 
of finance may transfer unencumbered 
balances not specified for a particular 
purpose among the programs specified in 
this section.  Transfers shall be 
reported immediately to the committee 
on finance of the senate and the 
committee on appropriations of the 
house of representatives. 
     Sec. 38.  INDIAN AFFAIRS 
INTERTRIBAL BOARD                         205,100     208,900 
    Approved Complement - 7 
    General - 6 
    Federal - 1 
 Ten percent of the funding in the 
second year, or $20,900, shall be 
available for allotment upon 
demonstration of dollar for dollar 
match with nonstate contributions.  
Those dollars, up to the $20,900, not 
receiving a match shall cancel to the 
general fund. 
The agency shall report to the senate 
finance committee and house of 
representatives appropriations 
committee by March 1, 1984 its 
accomplishments for the first six 
months of the biennium and its work 
program, including its goals, 
objectives, timelines, and structure, 
for the remainder of the biennium.  The 
appropriation for the second year is 
available for expenditure only with the 
approval of the governor after 
consultation with the legislative 
advisory commission, pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30. 
     Sec. 39.  COUNCIL ON AFFAIRS OF 
SPANISH-SPEAKING PEOPLE                  104,600     105,500 
    Approved Complement - 3 
 Ten percent of the funding in the 
second year, or $10,600, shall be 
available for allotment upon 
demonstration of dollar for dollar 
match with nonstate contributions.  
Those dollars, up to the $10,600, not 
receiving a nonstate match shall cancel 
to the general fund. 
The agency shall report to the senate 
finance committee and house of 
representatives appropriations 
committee by March 1, 1984 its 
accomplishments for the first six 
months of the biennium and its work 
program, including its goals, 
objectives, timelines, and structure, 
for the remainder of the biennium.  The 
appropriation for the second year is 
available for expenditure only with the 
approval of the governor after 
consultation with the legislative 
advisory commission, pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30. 
     Sec. 40.  COUNCIL ON BLACK 
MINNESOTANS                              104,400    105,600 
    Approved Complement - 3.5 
 Ten percent of the funding in the 
second year, or $10,600, shall be 
available for allotment upon 
demonstration of dollar for dollar 
match with nonstate contributions.  
Those dollars, up to the $10,600, not 
receiving a nonstate match shall cancel 
to the general fund. 
The agency shall report to the senate 
finance committee and house of 
representatives appropriations 
committee by March 1, 1984 its 
accomplishments for the first six 
months of the biennium and its work 
program, including its goals, 
objectives, timelines, and structure, 
for the remainder of the biennium.  The 
appropriation for the second year is 
available for expenditure only with the 
approval of the governor after 
consultation with the legislative 
advisory commission, pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30. 
     Sec. 41.  COUNCIL FOR THE
HANDICAPPED                              330,700     336,700 
    Approved Complement - 10 
 Ten percent of the funding in the 
second year, or $33,700, shall be 
available for allotment upon 
demonstration of dollar for dollar 
match with nonstate contributions.  
Those dollars, up to the $33,700, not 
receiving a nonstate match shall cancel 
to the general fund. 
The agency shall report to the senate 
finance committee and house of 
representatives appropriations 
committee by March 1, 1984 its 
accomplishments for the first six 
months of the biennium and its work 
program, including its goals, 
objectives, timelines, and structure, 
for the remainder of the biennium.  The 
appropriation for the second year is 
available for expenditure only with the 
approval of the governor after 
consultation with the legislative 
advisory commission, pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30. 
     Sec. 42.  HUMAN RIGHTS  
General Operations and Management       1,363,400   1,440,900 
    Approved Complement - 59 
    General - 43 
    Federal - 16 
 The commissioner of administration 
shall assign a transition team to work 
with the commissioner of human rights 
in reviewing or developing charge 
intake and charge processing policies.  
Specific action plans shall be 
developed for the purpose of improving 
the administration and enforcement of 
the Human Rights Act.  The commissioner 
of administration shall report to the 
legislature by February 1, 1984, on the 
action plans developed and an analysis 
of the resources needed to accomplish 
the statutory responsibilities of the 
commissioner of human rights.  The 
commissioner of administration shall 
consult with the attorney general to 
ensure that the new enforcement 
alternatives being implemented are 
consistent with the objectives and 
requirements of Minnesota Statutes, 
chapter 363.  
 The amounts that may be expended from 
this appropriation for each program are 
as follows:  
Enforcement
   $  900,400    $  979,300 
 The commissioner of human rights may 
assign priority to the investigation of 
charges based on likelihood of early 
settlement, potential for widespread 
impact on discriminatory behavior, or 
other criteria as established by the 
commissioner by rule adopted pursuant 
to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14.  By 
February 1, 1984, the commissioner 
shall report to the legislature on the 
charge-processing policies that have 
been adopted. 
Planning, Public Information and
Administrative Services
   $  463,000    $  461,600 
 The commissioner of human rights with 
the approval of the commissioner of 
finance may transfer unencumbered 
balances not specified for a particular 
purpose among the programs specified in 
this section.  Transfers shall be 
reported immediately to the committee 
on finance of the senate and the 
committee on appropriations of the 
house of representatives.  
The agency shall report to the senate 
finance committee and house of 
representatives appropriations 
committee by March 1, 1984 its 
accomplishments for the first six 
months of the biennium and its work 
program, including its goals, 
objectives, timelines, and structure, 
for the remainder of the biennium.  The 
appropriation for the second year is 
available for expenditure only with the 
approval of the governor after 
consultation with the legislative 
advisory commission, pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30.  If 
approval is obtained, the complement of 
the department of human rights is 
increased by six positions in fiscal 
year 1985. 
     Sec. 43.  HOUSING FINANCE 
AGENCY                                 23,450,000 
    Approved Complement - 124 
 Spending limit on cost of general 
administration of agency programs:  
      1984          1985 
   $4,491,600    $4,575,100 
 The appropriation is for transfer to 
the housing development fund. 
 $3,000,000 is for tribal Indian housing 
programs. 
 $6,000,000 is for home improvement 
loans. 
 $6,000,000 is for rehabilitation loans. 
 $200,000 is for innovative multifamily 
housing. 
 $750,000 is for Vietnam veterans 
downpayment assistance. 
$5,000,000 is for energy conservation 
rehabilitation loans.  
$2,500,000 is for energy efficiency 
loans for rental housing. 
 The appropriation of $200,000 from the 
general fund by Laws 1982, chapter 380, 
is canceled and reappropriated to the 
housing development fund created in 
Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.20, 
for the purpose of financing 
multifamily developments, to be used 
either (a) to make loans, with or 
without interest, pursuant to Minnesota 
Statutes, section 462A.05, subdivisions 
1 and 3; or (b) to be paid into 
accounts of the agency for the purpose 
of making payments required by a 
resolution for the issuance of its 
notes or bonds, as permitted by 
Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.10, 
subdivision 4.  The agency shall 
establish an account in the fund to 
record the receipt and disbursement of 
the amounts appropriated and any other 
amounts transferred to this account 
pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
462A.20, subdivision 3. 
     Sec. 44.  EXECUTIVE COUNCIL           150,000    150,000 
 For expenses in emergencies pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 9.061. 
     Sec. 45.  GENERAL 
CONTINGENT ACCOUNTS                     7,175,000  7,175,000
 The appropriations in this section 
shall be expended with the approval of 
the governor after consultation with 
the legislative advisory commission 
pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
3.30. 
 If an appropriation in this section for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it. 
General Fund
    $7,000,000     $7,000,000
Game and Fish Fund 
    $  175,000     $  175,000 
     Sec. 46.  TORT CLAIMS                 475,000    475,000 
 To be disbursed by the commissioner of 
finance.  
 Of this amount $450,000 the first year 
and $450,000 the second year is from 
the general fund, and $25,000 the first 
year and $25,000 the second year is 
from the game and fish fund.  
 If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  
     Sec. 47.  DEBT SERVICE            116,101,700 144,399,400
 For transfer by the commissioner of 
finance to the state bond fund.  
 If this appropriation is insufficient 
to make all transfers required in the 
year for which it is made, the 
commissioner of finance shall notify 
the committee on finance of the senate 
and the committee on appropriations of 
the house of representatives of the 
amount of the deficiency and shall then 
transfer that amount pursuant to the 
statutory open appropriation.  
 If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
     Sec. 48.  RETIREMENT               16,321,300 18,651,800 
 The amounts that may be expended for 
each purpose are more specifically 
described in sections 49 to 53. 
     Sec. 49.  MINNESOTA STATE 
RETIREMENT SYSTEM                       3,756,300   4,493,800
The amounts estimated to be needed for 
each program are as follows: 
Legislators 
   $1,347,000    $2,172,500 
 Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, 
sections 3A.03, subdivision 2; 3A.04, 
subdivisions 3 and 4; and 3A.11. 
Judges
   $2,265,300     $2,174,500 
 Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, 
sections 490.106; and 490.123, 
subdivision 1. 
Constitutional Officers
   $   98,000    $  105,800 
 Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, 
sections 352C.031, subdivision 5; 
352C.04, subdivision 3; and 352C.09, 
subdivision 2. 
State Employee Supplemental Benefits 
   $   46,000    $   41,000 
 Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
352.73. 
 If an appropriation in this section for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it. 
     Sec. 50.  PUBLIC EMPLOYEES 
RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION                       28,000     21,000 
 For supplement benefits pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 353.83. 
 If an appropriation in this section for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it. 
     Sec. 51.  MINNEAPOLIS EMPLOYEES 
RETIREMENT FUND                           6,000,000  7,000,000
 To the commissioner of finance for 
payment to the Minneapolis employees 
retirement fund pursuant to Minnesota 
Statutes, section 422A.101, subdivision 
3. 
 If an appropriation in this section for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it. 
     Sec. 52.  POLICE AND FIRE 
AMORTIZATION AID                          6,537,000  6,537,000 
 To the commissioner of finance for 
state aid to amortize the unfunded 
liability of local police and salaried 
firefighters' relief associations, 
pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
423A.02.  If an appropriation in this 
section for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
   Sec. 53.  PENSION CONTRIBUTION 
REIMBURSEMENT                                          600,000 
 To the commissioner of finance for 
reimbursement of excess public employee 
pension contributions as provided by 
this act. 
     Sec. 54.  GAS TAX REIMBURSEMENT     1,057,700   1,072,600 
 This appropriation is from the highway 
user tax distribution fund. 
 The commissioner of finance shall 
transfer to the general fund on January 
1 each year the amounts necessary to 
reimburse the general fund for the cost 
of collecting the tax on gasoline and 
gasoline substitutes and the cost of 
bond premiums during each fiscal year 
of the 1983-85 biennium. 
     Sec. 55.  SALARY SUPPLEMENT        33,165,000  67,630,000
The amounts appropriated from each fund 
are as follows: 
(a)  General Fund 
  $22,410,000   $45,710,000 
 $4,791,400 the first year and 
$9,912,400 the second year is for 
comparability adjustments. 
(b)  State Airports Fund 
   $   70,000    $  140,000 
 $14,200 the first year and $29,300 the 
second year is for comparability 
adjustments. 
(c)  Game and Fish Fund 
   $ 1,025,000   $ 2,100,000
 $221,800 the first year and $458,500 
the second year is for comparability 
adjustments. 
(c)  Trunk Highway Fund 
  $ 9,450,000   $19,250,000
 $2,020,900 the first year and 
$4,176,100 the second year is for 
comparability adjustments. 
(d)  Highway User Tax Distribution Fund 
   $  210,000    $  430,000 
 $44,900 the first year and $92,700 the 
second year is for comparability 
adjustments. 
 The compensation and economic benefit 
increases covered by this section are 
those paid to classified and 
unclassified employees in the 
executive, judicial, and legislative 
branches of state government, and to 
employees of the Minnesota historical 
society who are paid from state 
appropriations, if the increases are 
required by existing law or authorized 
by law during the 1983 session of the 
legislature or by appropriate 
resolutions for employees of the 
legislature, or are given interim 
approval by the legislative commission 
on employee relations pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, sections 3.855 and 
43A.18 or 179.74, subdivision 5.  
Except as limited by the direct 
appropriations made in this section, 
the amounts necessary to pay 
compensation and economic benefit 
increases covered by this section are 
appropriated from the various funds in 
the state treasury from which salaries 
are paid to the commissioner of finance 
for the fiscal years ending June 30, 
1984, and June 30, 1985.  In the case 
of salaries that are paid from one 
fund, but that fund is reimbursed by 
another fund, the amounts necessary to 
make these reimbursements are also 
appropriated.  
 The amounts appropriated for 
comparability adjustments shall be 
distributed pursuant to Minnesota 
Statutes, section 43A.05, according to 
the list of job classes approved by the 
legislative commission on employee 
relations on March 29, 1983. 
 The commissioner of finance shall 
transfer the necessary amounts to the 
proper accounts and shall promptly 
notify the committee on finance of the 
senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives of the amount 
transferred to each appropriation 
account. 
    Sec. 56.  [RECREATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE STUDY.] 
    By January 1, 1984, the commissioner of natural resources 
shall study the use and effects of recreational motor vehicles 
on the environment, including soils, vegetation, and wildlife; 
the demand now and future need for recreational motor vehicle 
recreational opportunities in the state; the appropriate legal 
and social implications of recreational motor vehicle use on 
public and private lands; the potential for recreational motor 
vehicle use on existing recreational trails; and the impact of 
increased recreational motor vehicle use on tourism 
opportunities statewide.  For the purposes of this section, 
"recreational motor vehicle" has the same meaning as defined in 
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.90 except that snowmobiles are 
not included in the study.  The commissioner shall work with, 
and solicit the comments and advice of, the departments of 
public safety, transportation, and any interested party or group 
in the study.  The study shall be presented to the governor and 
the appropriate standing committees in the house of 
representatives and the senate.  
    Sec. 57.  [3.3026] [INFORMATION SYSTEMS DIRECTORY.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [POLICY.] The state must make maximum use 
of its information files and data processing systems.  A 
statewide directory of information systems will direct users to 
existing information systems maintained by state agencies, 
minimize duplication of information systems already developed, 
and encourage the sharing of information systems within the 
state.  A directory will assist users in contacting agencies 
about information files and about experience with hardware and 
software configurations.  It will reduce overall costs, promote 
communication among agencies, and permit more efficient use of 
personnel resources for information systems development.  
    Subd. 2.  [DEFINITIONS.] The terms used in this section 
have the meanings given them in this subdivision.  
    (a) "Directory" means an indexed listing of descriptive 
data about information systems.  The descriptions will include 
agency name, information system name, contact person, software 
used, hardware used, and other information which in the 
discretion of the legislative reference library will assist 
users.  
    (b) "Information system" or "information systems" means an 
organized collection of data, either manually organized or 
automated, used by an agency in performing its duties or 
assisting in the making of administrative and budgetary 
decisions.  An information system includes the data organized 
and any hardware or software used to process it.  
    Every state agency shall file a description of its existing 
information systems with the legislative reference library by 
January 31, 1984.  These descriptions shall be in accordance 
with specifications and on forms provided by the library.  Each 
agency shall file an updated description, noting additions, 
deletions, and changes by November 30 and by May 31 each year.  
    (c) "State agency" or "state agencies" means any office, 
department, agency, commission, council, bureau, research 
center, or society of state government, and other agencies 
supported by state funds.  
    Subd. 3.  [LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE LIBRARY; DEVELOPMENT OF 
PLAN.] The legislative reference library shall prepare a plan 
for the directory by January 1, 1984.  The plan shall include a 
definition of the types of systems that will be included in the 
directory, an enumeration of the types of information required 
for each system reported, and a description of the method 
selected for production and dissemination of the directory.  
    Subd. 4.  [LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE LIBRARY DIRECTOR; DUTIES.] 
The legislative reference library director shall employ and fix 
the salary of the technical, clerical, and other assistants 
necessary to produce the directory.  The director may enter into 
contracts for equipment and services necessary in the production 
and dissemination of the directory.  
    Subd. 5.  [PUBLICATION.] The legislative reference library 
shall prepare a directory by January 1, 1985.  The directory 
shall be prepared in a format which the legislative reference 
library, in its descretion, believes is most efficient and 
beneficial to the user.  
    Subd. 6.  [UPDATING.] The legislative reference library 
shall continually update the directory and shall reissue it at 
intervals it finds, in its discretion, are reasonable and cost 
efficient.  
    Subd. 7.  [AGENCY COOPERATION.] Every state agency shall 
appoint one person within the agency as a data processing 
liaison, responsible for working with the legislative reference 
library.  The appointment shall be made and the name forwarded 
to the legislative reference library by July 1, 1983.  The 
department of administration shall provide access to its library 
listing of systems and programs produced under section 16.90 and 
shall produce this information in hardcopy form or on magnetic 
tape media, as requested by the legislative reference library 
director.  
    Sec. 58.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 3.732, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 6.  The head of each department or agency, or his 
designee, acting on behalf of the state, may enter into 
structured settlements, through the negotiation, creation, and 
utilization of annuities or similar financial plans for 
claimants, to resolve claims arising from the alleged negligence 
of the state, its agencies, or employees.  The requirements set 
forth in sections 16.07, 16.08, and 16.098 shall not apply to 
the state's selection of and contracts with structured 
settlement consultants or purveyors of structured settlement 
plans.  
    Sec. 59.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 3.922, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [OFFICERS, PERSONNEL.] The board shall annually 
elect a chairman and such other officers as it may deem 
necessary.  The chairman shall have the authority to appoint 
subcommittees necessary to fulfill the duties of the board.  It 
shall also employ, and prescribe the duties of such clerks, 
employees, and agents as it deems necessary.  All employees are 
in the unclassified service.  The chairman shall be an ex 
officio member of the state board of human rights.  The 
appropriations and other funds of this board are subject to the 
provisions of chapter 16.  The board shall maintain its primary 
office in Bemidji and shall also maintain personnel and office 
space in St. Paul. 
    Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 3.9222, is 
amended to read: 
    3.9222 [ADVISORY COUNCIL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON THE 
ECONOMIC STATUS OF WOMEN.] 
    Subdivision 1.  An advisory council A legislative 
commission is hereby created to study and report on the economic 
status of women in Minnesota. 
    Subd. 2.  The council commission shall consist of five 
members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker 
, and five members of the senate appointed by the committee on 
committees, and eight citizens appointed by the governor.  At 
least 50 percent of those appointed by the governor and by the 
speaker of the house shall be women.  Members shall serve for 
two years or until the expiration of their legislative terms; 
except, in order to establish staggered membership terms for the 
citizen members, the governor shall appoint four citizens for 
three-year terms and four citizens for two-year terms starting 
July 1, 1981.  The compensation of non-legislator members, their 
removal from office and the filling of vacancies shall be as 
provided in section 15.059.  The persons appointed by the 
governor shall be representative of a range of economic 
interests and vocations and shall include persons who are not 
regularly employed on a full-time or part-time basis outside 
their homes. 
    Subd. 3.  The council commission shall study all matters 
relating to the economic status of women in Minnesota, including 
economic security of homemakers and women in the labor force, 
opportunities for education and vocational training, employment 
opportunities, the contributions of women to the economy, their 
access to benefits and services provided to citizens of this 
state, and laws and business practices constituting barriers to 
the full participation by women in the economy.  In addition, 
the council commission shall study the adequacy of programs and 
services relating to families in Minnesota, including 
single-parent families and members beyond the nuclear or 
immediate family.  
    Subd. 4.  The council commission shall report its findings 
and recommendations to the governor and the legislature not 
later than December 15 of each even-numbered year and shall 
supplement its findings and recommendations not later than 
December 15 of each odd-numbered year.  The report shall 
recommend legislation and administrative action designed to 
enable women to achieve full participation in the economy.  The 
report shall also recommend methods to encourage the development 
of coordinated, interdepartmental goals and objectives and the 
coordination of programs, services and facilities among all 
state departments and public and private providers of services 
related to children, youth and families.  
    Subd. 5.  The council commission may hold meetings and 
hearings at the times and places it designates to accomplish the 
purposes set forth in this act section.  It shall select a 
chairman and other officers from its membership as it deems 
necessary. 
    Subd. 6.  The legislature coordinating commission shall 
supply the council commission with necessary staff, office space 
and administrative services. 
    Subd. 7.  When any person, corporation, the United States 
government, or any other entity offers funds to the council 
commission by way of gift, grant or loan, for the purpose of 
assisting the council commission to carry out its powers and 
duties, the council commission may accept the offer by majority 
vote and upon acceptance the chairman shall receive the funds 
subject to the terms of the offer, but no money shall be 
accepted or received as a loan nor shall any indebtedness be 
incurred except in the manner and under the limitations 
otherwise provided by law. 
    Sec. 61.  [4.09] [WASHINGTON OFFICE EXPENSES.] 
    In the operation of the Washington, D.C. office of the 
state of Minnesota, the governor may expend money appropriated 
by the legislature for promotional purposes in the same manner 
as private persons, firms, corporations, and associations expend 
money for promotional purposes.  Promotional expenditures for 
food, lodging, or travel are not governed by the travel rules of 
the commissioner of employee relations.  
    Sec. 62.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 6.65, is amended 
to read: 
    6.65 [MINIMUM PROCEDURES FOR AUDITORS, PRESCRIBED.] 
    The state auditor shall prescribe minimum procedures and 
the audit scope for auditing the books, records, accounts, and 
affairs of local governments in Minnesota.  The minimum scope 
for audits of all local governments shall include financial and 
legal compliance audits for fiscal years ending after January 
15, 1984.  The state auditor shall establish a task force to 
promulgate an audit guide for legal compliance audits.  The task 
force shall include representatives of the state auditor, the 
attorney general, towns, cities, counties, school districts and 
private sector public accountants.  
    Sec. 63.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 7.09, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [PROCEDURE.] The state treasurer is hereby 
authorized to receive and accept, on behalf of the state, any 
gift, bequest, devise, or endowment which may be made by any 
person, by will, deed, gift, or otherwise, to or for the benefit 
of the state, or any of its departments or agencies, or to or in 
aid, or for the benefit, support, or maintenance of any 
educational, charitable, or other institution maintained in 
whole or in part by the state, or for the benefit of students, 
employees, or inmates thereof, or for any proper state purpose 
or function, and the money, property, or funds constituting such 
gift, bequest, devise, or endowment.  No such gift, bequest, 
devise, or endowment shall be so accepted unless the governor, 
the commissioner of finance, and the state treasurer shall 
determine that it is for the interest of the state to accept the 
same it, and shall approve of and direct such the acceptance.  
When, in order to effect the purpose for which any such gift, 
bequest, devise, or endowment has been accepted, it is necessary 
to sell any property so received, the state treasurer, upon 
request of the authority in charge of the agency, department, or 
institution concerned, may sell the same it at a price which 
shall be fixed by the state board of investment. 
    Sec. 64.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 14.14, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [REQUIRED HEARING.] No rule, other than a 
rule setting a fee covered by section 16A.128 or 214.06, shall 
may be adopted by any agency unless the agency first holds a 
public hearing affording all affected interests an opportunity 
to participate.  Fee adjustments authorized under section 
16A.128 or 214.06 may be made by rule without a public hearing 
when the total fees received during the fiscal biennium will not 
exceed 110 percent of the sum of all direct appropriations, 
transfers in, and salary supplements for that purpose for the 
biennium.  Each agency shall maintain a list of all persons who 
have registered with the agency for the purpose of receiving 
notice of rule hearings.  The agency may inquire as to whether 
those persons on the list wish to maintain their names thereon 
and may remove names for which there is a negative reply or no 
reply within 60 days.  The agency shall, at least 30 days prior 
to the date set for the hearing, give notice of its intention to 
adopt rules by United States mail to all persons on its list, 
and by publication in the State Register.  Each agency may, at 
its own discretion, also contact persons not on its list and may 
give notice of its intention in newsletters, newspapers or other 
publications or through other means of communication.  The 
notice in the State Register shall must include the proposed 
rule or an amended rule in the form provided in section 14.07, 
subdivision 3, together with a statement of the place, date, and 
time of the public hearing and other information as required by 
law or rule.  When an entire rule is proposed to be repealed, 
the agency need only publish that fact, giving the citation to 
the rule to be repealed in the notice. 
    Sec. 65.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 15.16, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [OBTAINING RECOMMENDATION.] No control of 
state-owned lands shall be transferred between state departments 
without first consulting the legislative building commission, or 
other appropriate legislative committee or committees chairmen 
of the senate finance committee and house of representatives 
appropriations committee and obtaining a recommendation thereon 
their recommendations.  The recommendation recommendations shall 
be advisory only.  Failure to obtain a prompt recommendation 
shall be deemed a negative recommendation.  
    Sec. 66.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 15A.083, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [ELECTIVE JUDICIAL OFFICERS.] The following 
salaries shall be paid annually to the enumerated elective 
judicial officers of the state: 
                                       Effective  Effective 
                                         July 1,   July 1,  
                                          1979      1980    
 (1) Chief justice of the                       
      supreme court                      $56,000   $59,000  
 (2) Associate justice of                                
       the supreme court                  52,500    56,000  
 (3) Judge of the
        court of appeals                            52,000 
 (4) District judge, judge                                
      of county court                                       
      (learned in the law),                                 
      probate court, and            
      county municipal
      court                               45,000    48,000 
 (4) (5) Judge of a county court                               
      (not learned in the                                  
       law)                               29,500    31,500 
    Sec. 67.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.02, 
subdivision 10a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 10a.  No state agency shall initiate or renew a lease 
additional for space for its own use in any private building 
unless it has certified in writing to the commissioner of 
administration that it has thoroughly investigated the 
availability of presently vacant space in public buildings, such 
as closed school buildings, and found that none that is feasible 
and adequate for its needs available. 
    Sec. 68.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.02, 
subdivision 14, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 14.  To rent out, with the approval of the governor, 
any state property, real or personal, not needed for public use, 
the rental of which is not otherwise provided for or prohibited 
by law.  This shall not apply to state trust fund lands, or 
other state lands under the jurisdiction of the department of 
natural resources, or to lands forfeited for delinquent taxes or 
to lands acquired under section 298.22.  No such property shall 
be rented out for a term exceeding two years at a time without 
the approval of the state executive council; and no such 
property shall ever be rented out for more than 25 years. 
    Sec. 69.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.02, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 29.  To contract to purchase by installment payments 
capital or other equipment or services intended to improve the 
energy efficiency of a state building or facility provided that: 
    (a) the term of the contract does not exceed ten years;  
    (b) the entire cost of the contract is a percentage of the 
resultant savings in energy costs;  
    (c) the contract for purchase is based on a competitive 
basis; and 
    (d) the state may unilaterally cancel the agreement if the 
legislature fails to appropriate funds to continue the contract. 
    The commissioner may spend money appropriated for energy 
costs in payment of a contract under this subdivision.  
    Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.083, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [SMALL BUSINESS AND MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL 
INDUSTRIES SET-ASIDES.] The commissioner of administration shall 
for each fiscal year designate and set aside for awarding to 
small businesses and Minnesota correctional industries a total 
of approximately 20 25 percent of the value of anticipated total 
state procurement of goods and services including printing and 
construction.  The commissioner shall divide the procurements so 
designated into contract award units of economically feasible 
production runs in order to facilitate offers or bids from small 
businesses and Minnesota correctional industries.  In making his 
annual designation of set-aside procurements the commissioner 
shall attempt (1) to vary the included procurements so that a 
variety of goods and services produced by different small 
businesses shall be set aside each year, and (2) to designate 
set-aside procurements in a manner that will encourage 
proportional distribution of set-aside awards among the 
geographical regions of the state.  To promote the geographical 
distribution of set-aside awards, the commissioner may designate 
a portion of the small business set-aside procurement for award 
to bidders from a specified congressional district or other 
geographical region specified by the commissioner.  The failure 
of the commissioner to set aside particular procurements shall 
not be deemed to prohibit or discourage small businesses or 
Minnesota correctional industries from seeking the procurement 
award through the normal solicitation and bidding processes. 
    Sec. 71.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.083, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 1a.  [CONSULTANT, PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL 
PROCUREMENTS.] Every state agency shall for each fiscal year 
designate and set aside for awarding to small businesses with 
their principal place of business in Minnesota approximately 25 
percent of the value of anticipated procurements of that agency 
for consultant services or professional and technical services. 
The set-aside under this subdivision is in addition to that 
provided by subdivision 1, but shall otherwise comply with 
section 16.098 and the set-aside for businesses owned and 
operated by socially or economically disadvantaged persons.  
    Sec. 72.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.083, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [DETERMINATION OF ABILITY TO PERFORM.] Before 
announcing a set-aside award, the commissioner shall evaluate 
whether the small business or Minnesota correctional industry 
scheduled to receive the award is able to perform the set-aside 
contract.  This shall be done in consultation with an authorized 
agent of the Minnesota correctional industries program.  This 
determination shall include consideration of production and 
financial capacity and technical competence. 
    Sec. 73.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.083, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [PREFERENCE TO SMALL BUSINESSES.] At least 15 24 
percent of the value of the procurements designated for 
set-aside awards shall be awarded, if possible, to businesses 
owned and operated by socially or economically disadvantaged 
persons.  The commissioner shall designate set-aside 
procurements in a manner that will encourage proportional 
distribution of set-aside awards among the geographical regions 
of the state.  To promote the geographical distribution of 
set-aside awards, the commissioner may designate a portion of 
the set-aside for small businesses owned and operated by 
socially or economically disadvantaged persons for award to 
bidders from a specified congressional district or other 
geographical region specified by the commissioner.  In the event 
small businesses owned and operated by socially or economically 
disadvantaged persons are unable to perform at least 15 24 
percent of the set-aside awards, the commissioner shall award 
the balance of the set-aside contracts to other small 
businesses.  At least 50 percent of the value of the 
procurements awarded to businesses owned and operated by 
socially or economically disadvantaged persons shall actually be 
performed by the business to whom the award is made or another 
business owned and operated by a socially or economically 
disadvantaged person or persons.  The commissioner shall not 
designate more than 20 percent of any commodity class for 
set-aside to businesses owned and operated by socially or 
economically disadvantaged persons.  A business owned and 
operated by socially or economically disadvantaged persons that 
has been awarded more than five percent of the value of the 
total anticipated set-aside procurements for a fiscal year under 
this subdivision is disqualified from receiving further 
set-aside awards for that fiscal year.  
    Sec. 74.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.083, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4a.  [CONTRACTS IN EXCESS OF $200,000; SET-ASIDE.] 
The commissioner as a condition of awarding state procurements 
for construction contracts or approving contracts for 
consultant, professional, or technical services pursuant to 
section 16.098 in excess of $200,000 shall require that at least 
ten percent of the contract award to a prime contractor be 
subcontracted to a business owned and operated by a socially or 
economically disadvantaged person or persons.  Any 
subcontracting pursuant to this subdivision shall not be 
included in determining the total amount of set-aside awards 
required by subdivisions 1, 1a, and 4, or any preference program 
authorized by the commissioner pursuant to section 16.085.  In 
the event small businesses owned and operated by socially and 
economically disadvantaged persons are unable to perform ten 
percent of the prime contract award, the commissioner shall 
require that other small businesses perform at least ten percent 
of the prime contract award.  The commissioner may determine 
that small businesses owned and operated by socially and 
economically disadvantaged persons are unable to perform at 
least ten percent of the prime contract award prior to the 
advertising for bids.  Each construction contractor bidding on a 
project over $200,000 shall submit with the bid a list of the 
businesses owned and operated by socially or economically 
disadvantaged persons that are proposed to be utilized on the 
project with a statement indicating the portion of the total bid 
to be performed by each business.  The commissioner shall reject 
any bid to which this subdivision applies that does not contain 
this information.  Prime contractors receiving construction 
contract awards in excess of $200,000 shall furnish to the 
commissioner the name of each business owned and operated by a 
socially or economically disadvantaged person or persons or 
other small business that is performing work on the prime 
contract and the dollar amount of the work performed.  
    Sec. 75.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.083, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4b.  [PREFERENCE TO MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL 
INDUSTRIES.] At least 15 percent of the value of procurements 
designated for set-aside awards shall be awarded, if possible, 
to Minnesota correctional industries, established and under the 
control of the commissioner of corrections under section 241.27, 
for the variety of goods and services produced by the Minnesota 
correctional industries, unless the commissioner of corrections 
acting through an authorized agent certifies that Minnesota 
correctional industries cannot provide them.  If the 
correctional industries are unable to perform at least 15 
percent of the set-aside awards, the commissioner shall award 
the balance of the set-aside contracts to small businesses.  
    Sec. 76.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.083, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [RECOURSE TO OTHER BUSINESSES.] In the event that 
subdivisions 1 to 4 4b do not operate to extend a contract award 
to a small business or the Minnesota correctional industries, 
the award shall be placed pursuant to the normal solicitation 
and award provisions set forth in this chapter.  The 
commissioner shall thereupon designate and set aside for small 
businesses or the Minnesota correctional industries additional 
state procurements corresponding in approximate value to the 
contract unable to be awarded pursuant to subdivisions 1 to 4 4b.
    Sec. 77.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.083, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES.] All laws and rules 
pertaining to solicitations, bid evaluations, contract awards 
and other procurement matters shall apply as consistent to 
procurements set aside for small businesses or Minnesota 
correctional industries.  In the event of conflict with other 
rules, the provisions of sections 16.081 to 16.086 and rules 
promulgated pursuant thereto shall govern. 
    Sec. 78.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.084, is 
amended to read: 
    16.084 [ENCOURAGEMENT OF PARTICIPATION; ADVISORY COUNCIL.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [COMMISSIONER OF ADMINISTRATION.] The 
commissioners of administration and energy, planning and 
development shall publicize the provisions of the set-aside 
program, attempt to locate small businesses able to perform 
set-aside procurement awards, and encourage participation.  When 
the commissioner of administration determines that a small 
business is unable to perform under a set-aside contract, he 
shall so inform the commissioner of energy, planning and 
development who shall assist the small business in attempting to 
remedy the causes of the inability to perform a set-aside award. 
In assisting the small business, the commissioner of energy, 
planning and development in cooperation with the commissioner of 
administration shall use any management or financial assistance 
programs as may be made available by or through the department 
of energy, planning and development, other state or governmental 
agencies, or private sources. 
    Subd. 2.  [ADVISORY COUNCIL.] A small business procurement 
advisory council is created.  The council consists of 13 members 
appointed by the governor.  A chairperson of the advisory 
council shall be elected from among the members.  The 
appointments are subject to the appointments program provided by 
section 15.0597.  The terms and removal of members are as 
provided in section 15.059, but members do not receive per diem 
or expenses.  
    Subd. 3.  [DUTIES.] The small business procurement advisory 
council shall:  
    (a) advise the commissioner of administration on matters 
relating to the small business procurement program;  
    (b) review complaints or grievances from small business 
vendors or contractors who are doing or attempting to do 
business under the program; and 
    (c) review the quarterly reports of the commissioners of 
administration and energy, planning and development provided by 
section 16.086 to ensure compliance with the goals of the 
program.  
    Sec. 79.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.085, is 
amended to read: 
    16.085 [RULES.] 
    The commissioner of administration shall promulgate by rule 
standards and procedures for certifying that small businesses 
and small businesses owned and operated by socially or 
economically disadvantaged persons are eligible to participate 
under the requirements of sections 16.081 to 16.086.  The 
procedure for determination of eligibility may include 
self-certification by a business, provided that the commissioner 
retains the ability to verify a self-certification.  The rules 
shall provide that certification as a small business owned and 
operated by socially or economically disadvantaged persons will 
be for a maximum of five years from the date of receipt of the 
first set-aside award, and that after the expiration of the 
certification period the business may not again be certified for 
a five-year period.  The commissioner shall promulgate by rule 
standards and procedures for hearing appeals and grievances and 
other rules as may be necessary to carry out the duties set 
forth in sections 16.081 to 16.086.  The commissioner may make 
rules which exclude or limit the participation of 
nonmanufacturing business, including third-party lessors, 
jobbers, manufacturers' representatives, and others from 
eligibility under Laws 1980, chapter 361.  The commissioner may 
adopt rules to establish a preference program whereby businesses 
owned and operated by socially and economically disadvantaged 
persons would be allowed a five percent preference in the bid 
amount on selected state procurements or a preference program 
whereby businesses owned and operated by socially and 
economically disadvantaged persons would be awarded any state 
procurement if the business could meet the low bid amount for 
that procurement.  Each of the preference programs is applicable 
to no more than 1.5 percent of the value of anticipated total 
state procurements of goods and services, including 
construction.  Each preference program established by the 
commissioner expires on June 30, 1986, and the commissioner 
shall report to the legislature on the progress of the program 
by January 1, 1986.  
    Sec. 80.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.086, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [COMMISSIONER OF ADMINISTRATION.] The 
commissioner of administration shall submit an annual report 
pursuant to section 3.195 to the governor and the legislature 
with a copy to the commissioner of energy, planning and 
development indicating the progress being made toward the 
objectives and goals of sections 16.081 to 16.086 during the 
preceding fiscal year.  This report The commissioner shall also 
submit a quarterly report to the small business procurement 
advisory council.  These reports shall include the following 
information: 
    (a) the total dollar value and number of potential 
set-aside awards identified during this period and the 
percentage of total state procurement this figure reflects; 
    (b) the number of small businesses identified by and 
responding to the set-aside program, the total dollar value and 
number of set-aside contracts actually awarded to small 
businesses with appropriate designation as to the total number 
and value of set-aside contracts awarded to each small business, 
and the total number of small businesses that were awarded 
set-aside contracts; the information required by this clause 
shall be presented on a statewide basis, and shall also be 
broken down by geographic regions within the state;  
    (c) the total dollar value and number of set-aside 
contracts awarded to small businesses owned and operated by 
economically or socially disadvantaged persons with appropriate 
designation as to the total number and value of set-aside 
contracts awarded to each small business and to each category of 
economically or socially disadvantaged persons as defined by 
section 645.445 and agency rules, and the percentages of the 
total state procurements the figures of total dollar value and 
the number of set-asides reflect; the information required by 
this clause shall be presented on a statewide basis, and shall 
also be broken down by geographic regions within the state;  
    (d) the number of contracts which were designated and 
set-aside pursuant to section 16.083 but which were not awarded 
to a small business, the estimated total dollar value of these 
awards, the lowest offer or bid on each of these awards made by 
the small business and the price at which these contracts were 
awarded pursuant to the normal procurement procedures. 
    Sec. 81.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.098, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [PROCEDURE FOR CONSULTANT AND PROFESSIONAL AND 
TECHNICAL SERVICES CONTRACTS.] Before approving a proposed state 
contract for consultant services or professional and technical 
services the commissioner shall have at least determined that: 
    (1) all provisions of section 16.083, subdivisions 1a and 
4a, and subdivisions 2 and 3 of this section have been verified 
or complied with; 
    (2) the work to be performed under the contract is 
necessary to the agency's achievement of its statutory 
responsibilities, and that there is statutory authority to enter 
into the contract; 
    (3) the contract will not establish an employer/employee 
relationship between the state or the agency and any persons 
performing under the contract; 
    (4) no current state employees will engage in the 
performance of the contract; 
    (5) no state agency has previously performed or contracted 
for the performance of tasks which would be substantially 
duplicated under the proposed contract; 
    (6) the contracting agency has specified a satisfactory 
method of evaluating and utilizing the results of the work to be 
performed. 
    Sec. 82.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.28, is 
amended to read: 
    16.28 [PURCHASES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL.] The commissioner of 
administration, subject to the approval of the governor, may 
make rules, regulations, and orders regulating and governing the 
manner and method of purchasing, delivering, and handling of, 
and the contracting for supplies, equipment, and other property 
for the various officials, departments, and agencies of the 
state government and institutions under their control.  Such 
These rules, regulations, and orders shall be uniform, so far as 
practicable, shall be of general or limited application, and 
shall include provisions for the following: 
    (1) the advertisement for and the receipt of bids for 
supplies and other property and the stimulation of competition 
with regard thereto; 
    (2) the purchase of supplies and other property without 
advertisement or the receipt of bids, where the amount involved 
will not exceed $500, when in the judgment of the commissioner 
it is expedient; 
    (3) the purchase of supplies and other property without 
competition in cases of emergency requiring immediate action; 
    (4) the purchase of certain supplies, equipment, and other 
property by long or short term contracts, or by purchases of 
contracts made at certain seasons of the year, or by blanket 
contracts or orders covering the requirements of one or more 
departments, offices, and commissions; 
    (5) the time for submitting estimates for various supplies, 
equipment, and other property; 
    (6) regulation to secure the prompt delivery of commissary 
or other necessary supplies; 
    (7) standardization of forms for estimates, orders, and 
contracts; 
    (8) standardization of specifications for purchasing 
supplies, equipment, and other property; 
    (9) standardization of quality, grades, and brands to 
eliminate unnecessary number of commodities or of grades or 
brands of the same commodity; 
    (10) the purchase of supplies and other property locally 
upon permission, specific or otherwise, of the commissioner; 
    (11) the use and disposal of the products of state 
institutions; 
    (12) the disposal of obsolete, excess, and unsuitable 
supplies, salvage, waste materials, and other property, and the 
their transfer of same to other departments, offices, and 
commissions; 
    (13) the storage of surplus supplies, equipment, and other 
property not needed for immediate use; 
    (14) the testing of commodities or supplies or samples 
thereof; 
    (15) hearings on complaints in respect to the quality, 
grade, or brand of commodities or supplies; 
    (16) the waiver of rules in special cases; and 
    (17) the purchase of supplies, equipment, and other 
property by state agency heads and institutions under their 
control without prior approval of the commissioner of 
administration when the amount involved does not exceed $100. 
    The commissioner shall have immediate supervision of all 
purchases and contracts made, and shall carry out and enforce 
such rules, regulations, and orders relative thereto as he may 
adopt. 
    Subd. 2.  [PURCHASES OVER $100.] Purchases may also be made 
under subdivision 1, clause (17) when the amount involved 
exceeds $100 if:  
     (1) the purchases are made in accordance with rules adopted 
pursuant to section 16.085;  
     (2) the agency making the purchases has adopted a plan to 
make ten percent of the purchases on an annual basis from 
businesses owned and operated by socially and economically 
disadvantaged persons and to make purchases from vendors 
throughout the state for any agency that has offices located 
statewide, and to make purchases from local vendors by agency 
offices;  
    (3) the amount involved does not exceed $1,000 from July 1, 
1983 to June 30, 1984, and $1,500 on and after July 1, 1984; and 
    (4) the purchases are made after solicitation of at least 
three price quotations, whenever possible, which may be oral 
quotations, but of which the agency must keep a written record.  
    Sec. 83.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.32, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  Notwithstanding any provision in this section to 
the contrary, the commissioner may after consultation with the 
legislative building commission chairmen of the senate finance 
committee and house of representatives appropriations committee, 
adopt a plan, provide for an improvement, or construct a 
building that contemplates expenditure for its completion of 
more money than the appropriation therefor, if the excess money 
is provided by the United States government and granted to the 
state of Minnesota under federal law or any rule or regulation 
promulgated thereunder.  Such federal money, for the purpose of 
this section, shall be deemed a part of the appropriation for 
the project. 
    Sec. 84.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.75, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [TRANSFER SERVICES.] The central motor pool 
revolving account may be used to provide material transfer 
services to departments and agencies of state government.  
    Sec. 85.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.82, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  The commissioner of administration, upon 
request of the head of a state agency or department having 
control of a state owned building which is no longer used and 
which is a fire or safety hazard, shall, after obtaining 
approval of the legislative building commission chairmen of the 
senate finance committee and house of representatives 
appropriations committee, sell, wreck, or otherwise dispose of 
such building. 
    Sec. 86.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.866, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [COMPUTATION.] For the purpose of defraying 
the costs of administering the provisions of sections 16.83 to 
16.867, there is hereby imposed a surcharge on all permits 
issued by municipalities in connection with the construction of 
or addition or alteration to, buildings and equipment or 
appurtenances, on and after July 1, 1971, as follows: 
    Where the fee for the permit issued is fixed in amount the 
surcharge shall be is equivalent to 1/2 mill (.0005) of such the 
fee or 50 cents, whichever amount is greater.  For all other 
permits, the surcharge shall be is as follows:  (a) where the 
valuation of the structure, addition, or alteration is 
$1,000,000 or less, the surcharge is equivalent to 1/2 mill 
(.0005) of the valuation of the structure, addition or 
alteration.  Provided however, that; (b) where the valuation of 
the structure, addition, or alteration is equal to or greater 
than $1,000,000 but less than $10,000,000, the surcharge shall 
be $1,000, is $500 plus two-fifths mill (.0004) of the value 
between $l,000,000 and $2,000,000; (c) where said the valuation 
is equal to or greater than $10,000,000 but less than 
$20,000,000 $2,000,000 the surcharge shall be $1,500 and is $900 
plus three-tenths mill (.0003) of the value between $2,000,000 
and $3,000,000; (d) where said the valuation is equal to or 
greater than $20,000,000 $3,000,000 the surcharge shall be 
$2,000 is $1,200 plus one-fifth mill (.0002) of the value 
between $3,000,000 and $4,000,000; (e) where the valuation is 
greater than $4,000,000 the surcharge is $1,400 plus one-tenth 
mill (.0001) of the value between $4,000,000 and $5,000,000; and 
(f) where the valuation exceeds $5,000,000 the surcharge is 
$1,500 plus one-twentieth mill (.00005) of the value which 
exceeds $5,000,000. 
    By September 1 of each odd numbered year beginning in 1979, 
the commissioner shall rebate to municipalities any money 
received pursuant to this section and section 16.851 in the 
previous biennium in excess of the cost to the building code 
division in that biennium of carrying out their duties under 
sections 16.83 to 16.867.  The rebate to each municipality shall 
be in proportion to the amount of the surcharges collected by 
that municipality and remitted to the state.  The amount 
necessary to meet the commissioner's rebate obligations under 
this subdivision is appropriated to the commissioner from the 
general fund. 
    Sec. 87.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16.872, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  The powers and duties of the council are:  
    (1) To develop an overall restoration plan for the state 
ceremonial building and surrounding grounds;  
    (2) To approve alterations in the existing structure as the 
council deems appropriate; and 
    (3) Notwithstanding the gift acceptance procedures of 
sections 7.09 to 7.12, to solicit contributions for and maintain 
and improve the quality of furnishings for the public areas of 
the building by accepting gifts of, or acquiring with donated 
money, furnishings, objects of art, and other items that the 
council determines may have historical value in keeping with the 
period and purpose of the building; and 
    (4) Notwithstanding sections 7.09 to 7.12, to solicit 
contributions for the renovation of and making capital 
improvements to the state ceremonial building.  
    Gifts for the benefit of the state ceremonial building and 
surrounding grounds are not accepted by the state unless 
accepted by the council.  The council shall maintain a complete 
inventory of all gifts and articles received. 
    Sec. 88.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16A.125, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  The term "state forest trust fund lands" as used 
in this subdivision, means any state school lands or other 
public lands subject to trust provisions under the state 
constitution and heretofore or hereafter set apart as state 
forest lands as provided by law under the authority of the 
commissioner as defined by section 89.001, subdivision 13. 
    The commissioner of finance and the state treasurer shall 
keep a separate account of all receipts from the sale of timber 
or other revenue from such state forest trust fund lands, to be 
known as the state forest suspense account, specifying the trust 
funds interested in such lands and the receipts therefrom, 
respectively. 
    As soon as practicable after the close of each fiscal 
quarter, upon information which shall be supplied by the 
commissioner of natural resources, the commissioner of finance 
shall determine and certify the total costs incurred by the 
state during that quarter under appropriations made for the 
protection, improvement, administration, and management of state 
forest trust fund lands for forestry purposes as authorized by 
law, specifying the trust funds interested in such lands. 
    As soon as practicable after the end of each fiscal year, 
the commissioner of finance and the state treasurer shall 
distribute the receipts credited to the state forest suspense 
account during that fiscal year as follows: 
     (1) The total costs incurred by the state for forest 
management purposes during the fiscal year as certified in this 
subdivision shall be transferred to the state forest development 
account, except that if the total costs exceed $500,000, the 
costs in excess of $500,000 shall be transferred to the forest 
management fund established under section 89.04.  
     (2) The balance of said receipts shall be transferred to 
the state trust funds concerned in accordance with their 
respective interests in the lands from which the receipts were 
derived. 
     All moneys accruing and credited to the state forest 
development account are appropriated to the division of forestry 
in the department of natural resources, subject to the 
supervision and control of the commissioner of natural 
resources, for the purpose of implementing the state forest 
resource management policy and plan on state forest trust fund 
lands, to remain available until expended.  
     All appropriations under this subdivision shall be expended 
subject to the provisions of law.  No appropriation shall become 
available for expenditure until any estimates required by law 
are approved by the commissioner of finance.  No obligation 
involving expenditure of money shall be entered into unless 
there is a balance in the appropriation available not otherwise 
encumbered to pay obligations previously incurred.  
    Sec. 89.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16A.127, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] As used in this section the 
following terms shall have the meanings given them: 
    (a) "State agency" means a state department, board, 
council, committee, authority, commission or other entity in the 
executive branch of state government; 
    (b) "Nongeneral fund moneys" means any moneys any state 
agency is authorized to receive and expend from a source other 
than the general fund; 
    (c) "Statewide indirect costs" means all operating costs 
incurred by the state treasurer and the all departments of 
administration, finance and personnel and agencies which are 
attributable to the provision of services to any other state 
agency; except as prohibited by federal law, "statewide indirect 
costs" include all operating costs incurred by the legislative 
and judicial branches of state government; 
    (d) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of finance. 
    Sec. 90.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16A.127, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR.] Unless otherwise specified 
by law, a state agency whose financial affairs are audited by 
the legislative auditor, and whose funds are not administered by 
the state treasurer, shall transfer to the general fund that 
portion of the cost of the audit applicable to the moneys 
received by the agency from sources other than the general 
fund.  The collection by the legislative auditor of the cost of 
an audit may be waived in whole or in part by the legislative 
audit commission upon recommendation by the legislative auditor. 
    Sec. 91.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16A.128, is 
amended to read: 
    16A.128 [FEE ADJUSTMENTS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPROVAL REQUIRED; AMOUNTS.] The fees 
fixed for the various accounts for which appropriations are made 
by law, shall be neither may not be increased nor or decreased 
except with the approval of the commissioner of finance.  If the 
fee or fee adjustment is required by law to be fixed by rule, 
the approval by the commissioner must be included in the 
statement of need and reasonableness.  All these fees shall must 
be reviewed at least once each six months, and, except in 
special fee situations as determined by the commissioner, 
adjustments shall must be made to the end that the total fees 
received shall must approximate the amount appropriated for the 
several accounts, plus the portion of the general support costs 
and statewide indirect costs of the agency that is attributable 
to the function for which the fee is charged. 
    Subd. 2.  [PROCEDURE.] Fees that are based on actual direct 
costs of a service, are one-time in nature, are not significant 
in terms of revenue as in the case of minor copying fees, are 
only billed within or between state agencies, or are 
specifically exempted by law from approval by the commissioner 
of finance, need not be set by rule unless specifically required 
by law.  All other fees not set by law must be set by rule.  Fee 
adjustments authorized under this section may be made pursuant 
to the procedure for noncontroversial rules in sections 14.21 to 
14.28, but without a public hearing, which the notice of 
intention to adopt the rules must state, when the total fees 
estimated to be received during the fiscal biennium will not 
exceed the sum of all direct appropriations, indirect costs, 
transfers in, and salary supplements for that purpose for the 
biennium.  This exemption from the public hearing requirements 
of the Administrative Procedure Act does not apply to 
adjustments of fees expended pursuant to open appropriations of 
dedicated receipts. 
    Sec. 92.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16A.36, is 
amended to read: 
    16A.36 [GRANTS FROM UNITED STATES, USE.] 
    All funds received by the state from the government of the 
United States as grants in aid for the financing of aid to 
dependent children, or for maternal and child health services, 
or for the care of crippled children, or for the care of 
neglected children and child welfare generally, or for 
vocational rehabilitation, or for the extension of public health 
services, or for any other public assistance or public welfare 
purpose shall be used solely for the purpose for which the grant 
was made.  Any interest or income arising from the funds so 
granted shall be accredited credited by the state treasurer to 
the particular account for which the grant was made and used 
solely for the purpose of that grant, or repaid to the United 
States Treasury as if the proper authorities or the government 
of the United States may so require, or otherwise shall be 
credited to the general fund. 
    Sec. 93.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16A.50, is 
amended to read: 
    16A.50 [REPORT TO LEGISLATURE.] 
    On or before November 15 December 31 of each year the 
commissioner of finance shall prepare and submit to the 
legislature and make available to the public a financial report 
covering the operations of all state funds during the preceding 
fiscal year.  The report shall contain financial statements and 
disclosures which present the state's financial position and the 
fiscal results of state operations.  This report shall be in 
conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.  
    Sec. 94.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16A.64, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  The bonds shall be issued and sold upon sealed 
bids upon such notice, at such times, in such form and 
denominations, bearing interest at such rate or rates, maturing 
on such dates, either without option of prior payment or subject 
to prepayment upon such notice and at such times and prices, 
payable at such bank or banks, within or without the state, with 
such provisions for registration, conversion, and exchange and 
for the issuance of notes in anticipation of the sale and 
delivery of definitive bonds, and in accordance with such 
further regulations provisions, as the commissioner of finance 
shall determine, subject to the approval of the attorney general 
(but not subject to the provisions of sections 14.02, 14.04 to 
14.36, 14.38, 14.44 to 14.45, and 14.57 to 14.62).  Each bond 
shall mature within 20 years from its date of issue, shall be 
sold at not less than par plus accrued interest, and shall be 
executed by the commissioner of finance and attested by the 
state treasurer under their official seals.  The signature of 
one signatures of these officers on the face of any bond and on 
the interest coupons appurtenant to it, and their seals, and the 
signature of both officers on the interest coupons appurtenant 
to any bond, may be printed, lithographed, stamped, or engraved, 
or otherwise reproduced thereon.  Each bond shall be 
authenticated by the manual signature on its face of one of the 
officers or a person authorized to sign on behalf of a bank or 
trust company designated by the commissioner to act as registrar 
or other authenticating agent.  
    Sec. 95.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16A.64, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 4.  All expenses incidental to the sale, printing, 
execution, and delivery of bonds pursuant to this section, 
including, but not limited to, actual and necessary travel and 
subsistence expenses of state officers and employees for such 
purposes, shall be paid from the Minnesota state building fund, 
and the amounts necessary therefor are appropriated from said 
fund; provided that if any amount is specifically appropriated 
for this purpose in an act authorizing the issuance of bonds 
pursuant to this section, such expenses shall be first paid to 
the extent possible from the amount so appropriated.  
    Sec. 96.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16A.66, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  For the purpose of refunding state bonds of 
any series heretofore or hereafter authorized, including 
interest on them, the commissioner of finance may with approval 
by resolution of the executive council issue bonds of the state 
of Minnesota in a maximum amount equal to the outstanding 
principal amount of the bonds to be refunded, in the manner and 
upon the terms and conditions prescribed in this section and in 
the Constitution, article XI, section 7.  For the prompt and 
full payment of all such refunding bonds and the interest 
thereon the full faith and credit and taxing powers of the state 
are irrevocably pledged.  The proceeds of such bonds shall be 
credited to the state bond fund created by the Constitution, and 
within that fund to such separate bookkeeping account as shall 
have been created for the payment of the bonds to be refunded 
and the interest thereon, and shall be credited only against the 
tax otherwise required by the Constitution to be levied with 
respect to the refunded bonds. 
    Sec. 97.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16A.66, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  Unless otherwise expressly provided in the law 
authorizing the issuance of any series of bonds, such 
authorization shall include authorization to the commissioner to 
issue refunding bonds in a maximum principal amount equal to the 
principal amount thereof outstanding at any time, for the 
purpose of refunding the same in the manner and upon the terms 
and conditions prescribed in this section.  Any act directing 
the issuance of bonds for any purpose shall, together with this 
section, constitute complete authority for the issuance of bonds 
to refund the same, and such refunding bonds shall not be 
subject to the restrictions or limitations contained in any 
other law. 
    Sec. 98.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 16A.66, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 3.  Such refunding bonds shall be issued and sold 
upon sealed bids, or may be sold directly to the state board of 
investment without bids, or may be exchanged for bonds refunded 
by agreement with the holders thereof, and shall be prepared, 
executed, and delivered, and when issued shall be secured, in 
the same manner in all respects as provided by law and the 
Constitution for the bonds refunded thereby.  The proceeds of 
the bonds may be deposited, invested, and applied to accomplish 
the refunding in the manner and upon the conditions provided in 
section 475.67, subdivisions 5 to 11 10.  The interest rate on 
refunding bonds may exceed that on the bonds refunded when in 
the judgment of the commissioner and council refunding is 
nevertheless necessary or desirable for the purpose of extending 
the maturities and reducing the annual amount of the property 
tax or other funds needed to pay and secure the bonds and 
interest, in lieu of the revenues primarily appropriated for 
their payment. 
    Sec. 99.  [16A.672] [BONDS AND CERTIFICATES OF 
INDEBTEDNESS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL.] Notwithstanding any contrary 
provision of other law, the commissioner of finance and the 
state treasurer shall have the powers specified in this section 
with respect to the issuance, form, execution, delivery, 
registration of transfer and exchange, and payment of bonds and 
certificates of indebtedness heretofore or hereafter authorized 
to be issued or issued by the state.  
    Subd. 2.  [FORM OF OBLIGATIONS.] The bonds or certificates 
of indebtedness may be issued in bearer form with interest 
coupons attached, with or without provision for registration as 
to principal only, or in fully registered form, in one or more 
denominations, and with provisions for conversion of form, 
exchange of denominations, and transfer of ownership as 
prescribed by the commissioner of finance.  All bonds and 
certificates of indebtedness, when issued according to orders of 
the commissioner of finance, shall be securities within the 
meaning of sections 336.8-101 to 336.8-408, and the commissioner 
of finance and the state treasurer may do on behalf of the state 
all acts and things which are permitted or required of issuers 
of securities under sections 336.8-101 to 336.8-408 and are 
consistent with the orders.  The bonds or certificates of 
indebtedness may be printed, lithographed, or otherwise 
reproduced in the style and form the commissioner prescribes, 
but the form shall state in a general way the purpose for which 
they are issued and the security provided for their payment.  
    Subd. 3.  [EXECUTION OF OBLIGATIONS.] The bonds and 
certificates of indebtedness shall be executed by the 
commissioner of finance and attested by the state treasurer 
under their official seals.  Facsimile signatures and seals of 
either or both of these officers may, as the commissioner of 
finance deems appropriate, be printed, lithographed, stamped, 
engraved, or otherwise reproduced.  Every bond and certificate 
issued, whether initially or upon transfer, exchange, or 
replacement, shall be manually signed on its face by one of 
these officers, or by a duly authorized representative of a bank 
or trust company designated by order of the commissioner of 
finance, whether at or after the time of initial issue, as 
registrar or otherwise as agent of the state to authenticate it. 
    Subd. 4.  [DELIVERY OF OBLIGATIONS.] The commissioner of 
finance may appoint a bank or trust company within or outside 
the state to act as delivery agent on behalf of the state, and 
to deliver the bonds or certificates of indebtedness to the 
initial purchaser upon payment therefor.  
    Subd. 5.  [REGISTRAR.] The commissioner of finance, in the 
order for the issuance of any bonds or certificates of 
indebtedness, may designate a corporate registrar to perform on 
behalf of the state the duties of a registrar as set forth in 
sections 336.8-101 to 336.8-408, including but not limited to 
authentication and delivery upon initial issuance and upon 
registration of transfer, exchange, or conversion into another 
form.  Any registrar shall be an incorporated bank or trust 
company, within or outside the state, authorized by the laws of 
the United States or of the state in which it is located to 
perform these duties.  
    Subd. 6.  [PAYMENT OF OBLIGATIONS.] The order authorizing 
the issuance of any bonds or certificates of indebtedness may 
provide for the payment of principal and interest in the manner 
and by the means the commissioner deems necessary to ensure full 
and prompt payment when due, and may provide for the payment at 
the office of a bank or trust company within or outside the 
state.  In the case of fully registered bonds or certificates of 
indebtedness, the order may provide that the interest coming due 
on any interest payment date shall be payable to the person or 
entity who is the registered owner on the bond or certificate 
register on a specified date preceding the interest payment 
date, by check, draft, or other transfer to the order of the 
registered owner.  
    Subd. 7.  [AGREEMENTS.] The commissioner of finance may 
enter into agreements containing terms which are necessary or 
desirable to carry out the authority given him in this section, 
pursuant to applicable orders of the commissioner.  The 
agreements may provide for the payment of compensation for 
services to be performed and expenses to be incurred on behalf 
of the state, and may provide for their payment from the 
proceeds of the bonds or certificates of indebtedness, or from 
other money appropriated to the commissioner of finance, or from 
charges to be imposed on the holders of bonds or certificates of 
indebtedness, or from a combination of these sources.  As much 
of the proceeds of the bonds or certificates as necessary is 
appropriated for this purpose.  
    Subd. 8.  [APPROPRIATION.] There is appropriated annually 
to the commissioner of finance from the general fund in the 
state treasury an amount of money sufficient to pay when due all 
compensation and expenses due to registrars, delivery agents, 
and paying agents for state bonds and certificates of 
indebtedness under the terms of agreements entered into 
according to subdivision 7.  
    Subd. 9.  [APPROVAL BY ATTORNEY GENERAL.] No agreement 
described in subdivision 7 shall become effective until it has 
been approved as to form and execution by the state attorney 
general or his designee.  
     Subd. 10.  [REGISTRATION DATA PRIVATE.] All information 
contained in any register maintained by the state treasurer or a 
corporate registrar with respect to the ownership of state bonds 
or certificates of indebtedness constitutes nonpublic data as 
defined in section 13.02, subdivision 9, or private data on 
individuals as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12.  The 
information is not public and is accessible only to the 
individual, corporation, or other entity which is the subject of 
it, except as disclosure (a) is necessary for the performance of 
the duties of the registrar, the state commissioner of finance, 
the state treasurer, or the state legislative auditor, or (b) is 
requested by an authorized representative of the state 
commissioner of revenue or attorney general or of the 
commissioner of internal revenue of the United States for the 
purpose of ascertaining the application of any estate, 
inheritance, or other tax, or (c) is required under section 
13.03, subdivision 4.  
    Sec. 100.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 43A.05, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [COMPARABILITY ADJUSTMENTS.] The commissioner 
shall compile, subject to availability of funds and personnel, 
and submit to the legislative commission on employee relations 
by January 1 of each odd-numbered year a list showing, by 
bargaining unit, and by plan for executive branch employees 
covered by a plan established pursuant to section 43A.18, those 
female-dominated classes and those male-dominated classes in 
state civil service for which a compensation inequity exists 
based on comparability of the value of the work.  The 
commissioner shall also submit to the legislative commission on 
employee relations, along with the list, an estimate of the 
appropriation necessary for providing comparability adjustments 
for classes on the list.  The commission shall review and 
approve, disapprove, or modify, the list and proposed 
appropriation.  The commission's action shall be submitted to 
the full legislature in the same manner as provided in section 
3.855 and section 43A.18 or section 179.74, subdivision 5, 
provided that the full legislature may approve, reject, or 
modify the commission's action.  The commission shall show the 
distribution of the proposed appropriation among the bargaining 
units and among the plans established under 43A.18.  Each 
bargaining unit and each plan shall be allocated that proportion 
of the total proposed appropriation which equals the number cost 
of providing adjustments for the positions in the unit or plan 
approved by the commission for comparability adjustments divided 
by the total number cost of providing adjustments for all 
positions on the list approved by the commission for 
comparability adjustments.  Distribution of any appropriated 
funds within each bargaining unit or plan shall be determined by 
collective bargaining agreements or by plans. 
    Sec. 101.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 43A.23, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL.] The commissioner is authorized 
to request bids from carriers or to negotiate with carriers and 
to enter into contracts with carriers which in the judgment of 
the commissioner are best qualified to underwrite and service 
the benefit plans.  Contracts to underwrite the benefit plans 
shall be bid or negotiated separately from contracts to service 
the benefit plans, which shall be awarded only on the basis of 
competitive bids.  The commissioner shall consider the cost of 
the plans, conversion options relating to the contracts, service 
capabilities, character, financial position, and reputation of 
the carriers and any other factors which the commissioner deems 
appropriate.  Each benefit contract shall be for a uniform term 
of at least one year, but may be made automatically renewable 
from term to term in the absence of notice of termination by 
either party.  The commissioner shall, to the extent feasible, 
make hospital and medical benefits available from at least one 
carrier licensed to do business pursuant to each of chapters 
62A, 62C and 62D.  The commissioner need not provide health 
maintenance organization services to an employee who resides in 
an area which is not served by a licensed health maintenance 
organization.  The commissioner may refuse to allow a health 
maintenance organization to continue as a carrier if it was 
selected by less than 200 employees in the preceding benefit 
year.  The commissioner may elect not to offer all three types 
of carriers if there are no bids or no acceptable bids by that 
type of carrier or if the offering of additional carriers would 
result in substantial additional administrative costs.  Any 
carrier licensed pursuant to chapter 62A shall be exempt from 
the tax imposed by section 60A.15 on premiums paid to it by the 
state. 
    Sec. 102.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 85A.01, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  The board shall annually elect a chairman from 
among its members and such other officers as it may deem 
necessary for the performance of its duties.  It shall appoint a 
director to serve at its pleasure who is in the unclassified 
service of the state and who shall be chosen solely on the basis 
of his training, experience and other qualifications in 
appropriate to the field of zoo management.  The director shall 
act as executive secretary and appoint administrative officers 
and employees of the board with the approval of the board.  With 
the approval of the board, he shall exercise the powers and 
duties set forth in section 85A.03. 
    Sec. 103.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 85A.04, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [ZOO GIFT STORE ACCOUNT.] A working capital 
account is established for the gift store of the Minnesota 
zoological garden.  All receipts from the gift store operation 
shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the 
account and are appropriated for the purposes of the gift 
store.  Gift store expenses, including inventory, personnel 
costs, space rental, and overhead, shall be paid from the 
account.  The unencumbered balance in the account on June 30 of 
each year in excess of the value of the inventory of the gift 
store on June 30, 1981 shall be transferred to the general fund 
calculated and disbursed as follows:  for the periods ending 
June 30, 1982, and June 30, 1983, the entire amount shall be 
transferred to the general fund; for the year ending June 30, 
1984, and each year thereafter, the amount attributable to the 
period July 1, 1982, to June 30, 1983, shall be transferred to 
the general fund and the remainder shall be retained by the 
zoological garden.  Any amount so retained shall be dedicated to 
capital improvements at the zoological garden and are 
appropriated for that purpose.  If improvements or expansions 
are planned for the gift store operation to be paid with gift 
store receipts, the plan must be first approved by the governor 
after receiving the recommendation of the legislative advisory 
commission.  
    Sec. 104.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 85A.04, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [Z00 RIDE ACCOUNT.] All receipts from the 
operation of the zoo ride shall be deposited in a special 
account in the state treasury.  All receipts from the zoo ride 
are appropriated to the board for the purposes of the zoo ride. 
These receipts are the only money appropriated for zoo ride 
operating expenses or debt service.  
    Sec. 105.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 98.47, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 18.  A license to take deer shall be issued without 
charge to any resident of Minnesota who is a veteran as defined 
in section 197.447, with a 100 percent service connected 
disability as defined by the United States veterans 
administration, and who furnishes satisfactory evidence of his 
disability to the county auditor or a subagent of the county 
auditor, acting under the provisions of section 98.50.  This 
license must be issued in accordance with any rules the 
commissioner may prescribe.  
    Sec. 106.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 98.48, 
subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 9.  (a) The commissioner may issue special permits, 
with fee, to gather or harvest any aquatic plants, or plant 
parts, other than wild rice from public waters of the state, to 
transplant any aquatic plants into other public waters, or to 
destroy any harmful or undesirable aquatic vegetation or 
organisms in public waters by such means and under such 
conditions as he may prescribe for protection of such waters and 
desirable species of fish, vegetation, and other forms of 
aquatic life therein and for the protection of the public.  
    (b) Each application for a permit shall be accompanied by a 
permit fee when required by a fee schedule established by the 
commissioner pursuant to rules and regulations adopted after 
public hearing and published in the manner provided by section 
97.53.  The schedule may provide exemptions from fees, maximum 
fees not to exceed $50 $100 per permit based upon the cost of 
receiving, processing, analyzing and issuing the permit and 
additional costs which may be imposed subsequent to the 
application for inspecting and monitoring the activities 
authorized by the permit.  No fee may be imposed on any state or 
federal governmental agency applying for a permit.  All money 
received pursuant to this subdivision shall be deposited in the 
game and fish fund.  
    (c) The commissioner shall promulgate, by January 1, 1975, 
after public hearing and shall publish in the manner provided by 
section 97.53, rules and regulations containing standards and 
criteria governing the issuance and denial of permits for 
activities affecting aquatic plants including, but not limited 
to, provisions to insure that aquatic plant control is 
consistent with shoreland conservation ordinances, lake 
management plans and programs, wild and scenic river plans, 
penalties for failure to comply with permit regulations and 
enforcement procedures.  
    Sec. 107.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 105.405, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  No permit authorized by sections 105.37 to 105.55 
nor any plan for which the commissioner's approval is required 
or permitted, involving a diversion of any waters of the state, 
surface or underground, to a place outside of this state shall 
be granted or approved until after a determination by the 
commissioner that the water remaining in this state will be 
adequate to meet the state's water resources needs during the 
specified life of the diversion project and after approval by 
the legislature. 
    Sec. 108.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 105.41, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  Records of the amount of water appropriated or 
used shall be recorded for each such installation and such 
readings and the total amount of water appropriated shall be 
reported annually to the commissioner of natural resources on or 
before February 15 of the following year upon forms to be 
supplied by the commissioner. 
    For the purpose of improving the state's water use data 
collection and dissemination system, there is established The 
records shall be submitted with an annual water appropriation 
processing fee of $5 in the amount established in accordance 
with the following schedule of fees for each water appropriation 
permit in force at any time during the year:  (a) irrigation 
permits, $10 for each permitted 40 acres or portion thereof; (b) 
for nonirrigation permits, $5 for each ten million gallons or 
portion thereof permitted each year, but not to exceed a total 
fee of $250 per permit.  The fee is payable regardless of the 
amount of water apppropriated during the year.  The fee shall be 
paid at the time of making the annual report required by this 
section.  Failure to pay the fee is sufficient cause for 
revoking a permit.  No fee may be imposed on any state agency, 
as defined in section 16.011, or federal governmental agency 
holding a water appropriation permit. 
    Sec. 109.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 105.44, 
subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 10.  [PERMIT FEES.] Each application for a permit 
authorized by sections 105.37 to 105.64, shall be accompanied by 
a permit application fee in the amount of $15 $30 to defray the 
costs of receiving, recording, and processing the application.  
The commissioner may charge an additional permit application fee 
in excess of the fee specified above, in accordance with a 
schedule of fees adopted by rules promulgated in the manner 
provided by chapter 14 section 16A.128, which fee schedule shall 
be based upon the project's costs and the complexity of the 
permit applied for. 
    For projects requiring a mandatory environmental assessment 
pursuant to chapter 116D the commissioner may charge an 
additional field inspection fee of not less than $25 for each 
permit applied for under sections 105.37 to 105.64.  The 
commissioner shall establish pursuant to rules adopted in the 
manner provided by chapter 14 section 16A.128, a schedule for 
field inspection fees which shall include actual costs related 
to field inspection such as investigations of the area affected 
by the proposed activity, analysis of the proposed activity, 
consultant services, and subsequent monitoring, if any, of the 
activity authorized by the permit. 
    Except as provided below, the commissioner may not issue a 
permit until all fees required by this section relating to the 
issuance of a permit have been paid.  The time limits prescribed 
by subdivision 4, do not apply to an application for which the 
appropriate fee has not been paid. Field inspection fees 
relating to monitoring of an activity authorized by a permit may 
be charged and collected as necessary at any time after the 
issuance of the permit.  No permit application or field 
inspection fee may be refunded for any reason, even if the 
application is denied or withdrawn.  No permit application or 
field inspection fee may be imposed on any state agency, as 
defined in section 16.011, or federal governmental agency 
applying for a permit. 
    Sec. 110.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 115A.58, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [ISSUANCE OF BONDS.] Upon request by the board 
and upon authorization as provided in subdivision 1, the 
commissioner of finance shall sell Minnesota state waste 
management bonds.  The bonds shall be in the aggregate amount 
requested, and sold upon sealed bids upon the notice, at the 
price in the form and denominations, bearing interest at the 
rate or rates, maturing in the amounts and on the dates (with or 
without option of prepayment or subject to prepayment upon the 
notice and at the specified times and prices), payable at the a 
bank or banks within or outside the state (with provisions, if 
any, for registration, conversion, and exchange and for the 
issuance of temporary bonds or notes in anticipation of the sale 
or delivery of definitive bonds), and in accordance with any 
further provisions as the commissioner of finance shall 
determine.  The sale is, subject to the approval of the attorney 
general, but not subject to the provisions of sections 14.02, 
14.04 to 14.36, 14.38, 14.44 to 14.45, and 14.57 to 14.62.  The 
bonds shall be executed by the commissioner of finance and 
attested by the state treasurer under their official seals.  The 
signatures of the officers on the bonds and any interest coupons 
and their seals may be printed, lithographed, engraved, or 
stamped, or otherwise reproduced thereon, except that each bond 
shall be authenticated by the manual signature on its face of 
one of the officers or of an officer authorized representative 
of a bank designated by them the commissioner of finance as 
registrar or other authenticating agent.  The commissioner of 
finance shall ascertain and certify to the purchasers of the 
bonds the performance and existence of all acts, conditions, and 
things necessary to make them valid and binding general 
obligations of the state of Minnesota, subject to the approval 
of the attorney general. 
    Sec. 111.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116.03, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  The director of the pollution control agency is 
the state agent to apply for, receive, and disburse federal 
funds made available to the state by federal law or rules and 
regulations promulgated thereunder for any purpose related to 
the powers and duties of the pollution control agency or the 
director.  He shall comply with any and all requirements of such 
federal law or such rules and regulations promulgated thereunder 
to enable him to apply for, receive, and disburse such funds.  
All such moneys received by the director shall be deposited in 
the state treasury and are hereby annually appropriated to him 
for the purposes for which they are received.  None of such 
moneys in the state treasury shall cancel and they shall be 
available for expenditure in accordance with the requirements of 
federal law. 
    The provisions of section 3.3005 shall not apply to 
emergency response moneys available without requirement of a 
state match under the federal Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 
Sections 9601 to 9657, for which a state match is not required 
or for which a state match is available under the Environmental 
Response and Liability Act or from a political subdivision.  The 
receipt of the moneys shall be reported to the legislative 
advisory commission. 
    Sec. 112.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116.07, 
subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2a.  [EXEMPTIONS FROM STANDARDS.] No standards 
adopted by any state agency for limiting levels of noise in 
terms of sound pressure which may occur in the outdoor 
atmosphere shall apply to (1) segments of trunk highways 
constructed with federal interstate substitution money, provided 
that all reasonably available noise mitigation measures are 
employed to abate noise, (2) skeet, trap or shooting sports 
clubs, or (3) the holding of motor vehicle race events conducted 
at a facility specifically designed for that purpose that was in 
operation on or before July 1, 1983.  Nothing herein shall 
prohibit a local unit of government or a public corporation with 
the power to make rules for the government of its real property 
from regulating the location and operation of skeet, trap or 
shooting sports clubs, or the holding of motor vehicle race 
events conducted at a facility specifically designed for that 
purpose that was in operation on or before July 1, 1983. 
    Sec. 113.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116.07, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4d.  [PERMIT FEES.] The agency may collect permit 
fees in amounts not greater than those necessary to cover the 
reasonable costs of reviewing and acting upon applications for 
agency permits and implementing and enforcing the conditions of 
the permits pursuant to agency rules.  Permit fees shall not 
include the costs of litigation.  The agency shall adopt rules 
establishing the amounts and methods of collection of any permit 
fees collected under this subdivision.  Any money collected 
under this subdivision shall be deposited in the general fund.  
    Sec. 114.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116.07, 
subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [ORDERS; INVESTIGATIONS.] The agency shall have 
the following powers and duties for the enforcement of any 
provision of this chapter, relating to air contamination or 
waste:  
    (a) to adopt, issue, reissue, modify, deny, revoke, enter 
into or enforce reasonable orders, schedules of compliance and 
stipulation agreements;  
    (b) to require the owner or operator of any emission 
facility, air contaminant treatment facility, potential air 
contaminant storage facility, or any system or facility related 
to the storage, collection, transportation, processing, or 
disposal of waste to establish and maintain records; to make 
reports; to install, use, and maintain monitoring equipment or 
methods; and to make tests, including testing for odor where a 
nuisance may exist, in accordance with methods, at locations, at 
intervals, and in a manner as the agency shall prescribe; and to 
provide other information as the agency may reasonably require;  
    (c) to conduct investigations, issue notices, public and 
otherwise, and order hearings as it may deem necessary or 
advisable for the discharge of its duties under this chapter, 
including but not limited to the issuance of permits; and to 
authorize any member, employee, or agent appointed by it to 
conduct the investigations and issue the notices.  
    Sec. 115.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116.16, 
subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 10.  [COSTS.] To the extent the agency administers or 
engages in activities necessary for administering any aspects of 
the federal water pollution control act as amended, 33 U.S.C. 
1251 et seq., the agency may assess the costs of such 
administrative activities, in an amount not to exceed two 
percent of the federal grant that allowed by federal law, 
against the federal construction grant funds allotted to the 
state. 
    Sec. 116.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116.17, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [ISSUANCE OF BONDS.] Upon request by resolution 
of the agency and upon authorization as provided in subdivision 
1 the commissioner of finance shall sell and issue Minnesota 
state water pollution control bonds in the aggregate amount 
requested, upon sealed bids and upon such notice, at such price, 
in such form and denominations, bearing interest at such a rate 
or rates, maturing in such amounts and on such dates, with or 
without option of prepayment or subject to prepayment upon such 
notice and at such specified times and prices, payable at such a 
bank or banks within or outside the state, with such provisions, 
if any, for registration, conversion, and exchange and for the 
issuance of temporary bonds or notes in anticipation of the sale 
or delivery of definitive bonds, and in accordance with such 
further regulations provisions, as the commissioner of finance 
shall determine, subject to the approval of the attorney 
general, but not subject to the provisions of sections 14.02, 
14.04 to 14.36, 14.38, 14.44 to 14.45, and 14.57 to 14.62.  The 
bonds shall be executed by the commissioner of finance and 
attested by the state treasurer under their official seals.  The 
signatures of the officers on the bonds and any appurtenant 
interest coupons and their seals may be printed, lithographed, 
engraved, or stamped, or otherwise reproduced thereon, except 
that each bond shall be authenticated by the manual signature on 
its face of one of the officers or of an officer authorized 
representative of a bank designated by them the commissioner as 
registrar or other authenticating agent.  The commissioner of 
finance shall ascertain and certify to the purchasers of the 
bonds the performance and existence of all acts, conditions, and 
things necessary to make them valid and binding general 
obligations of the state of Minnesota, subject to the approval 
of the attorney general. 
    Sec. 117.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116.18, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPROPRIATION FROM THE FUND.] The sum of 
$155,000,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is 
appropriated from the Minnesota state water pollution control 
fund in the state treasury to the pollution control agency, for 
the period commencing on July 23, 1971 and ending June 30, 1983 
1985, to be granted and disbursed to municipalities and agencies 
of the state in aid of the construction of projects conforming 
to section 116.16, in accordance with the rules, priorities, and 
criteria therein described.  Except as otherwise provided in 
this subdivision and in subdivision 2, these state funds shall 
be expended at 15 per centum of the eligible cost of 
construction and shall be expended only for projects tendered a 
grant of federal funds under section 201(g), section 202, 
section 203 or section 206(f) of the Federal Water Pollution 
Control Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C. 1314 et seq., at 75 per 
centum of the eligible cost for construction of the treatment 
works; provided, that not less than ten percent of the cost 
shall be paid by the municipality or agency constructing the 
project.  In the event that a municipality is tendered federal 
and state grants in a percentage cumulatively exceeding 90 per 
centum of the eligible cost of construction, the state pollution 
control agency shall reduce the grant to the municipality under 
this chapter to the extent necessary to assure that not less 
than ten percent of the cost shall be paid by the municipality.  
It is the purpose of this appropriation that a grant of state 
funds for each project approved in each of the fiscal years 
ending June 30, 1971 through 1983 1985, shall be made in an 
amount not less than that required in federal law and 
regulations as a condition for the grant of federal funds for 
the project and for all other water pollution control projects 
for which federal grants are allocated in the same year, in the 
maximum amount permissible under law and regulations. 
     Notwithstanding any other provision, the agency may, in its 
discretion, and after consideration of the amount of state funds 
required to match federal funds, make a grant of state funds not 
exceeding 15 per centum to a municipality that would qualify for 
a grant of federal funds but desires to initiate construction of 
a project without a federal grant.  The agency may limit the 
scope and eligible cost of the project. 
     If a municipality is tendered a grant of federal funds 
under section 201, paragraph (g), section 202, section 203 or 
section 206, paragraph (f) of the Federal Water Pollution 
Control Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C. 1314 et seq., at 85 percent 
of the eligible cost for construction of treatment works 
utilizing innovative or alternative wastewater treatment 
processes and techniques, state funds shall be expended at nine 
percent of the eligible cost of construction; provided, that not 
less than six percent of the eligible cost of construction shall 
be paid by the municipality or agency constructing the project.  
In the event that a municipality is tendered federal and state 
grants in a percentage cumulatively exceeding 94 percent of the 
eligible cost of construction, the state pollution control 
agency shall reduce the grant to the municipality under this 
chapter to the extent necessary to assure that the municipality 
receives no more than 94 percent of the eligible cost of 
construction. 
    Sec. 118.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116.41, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS.] The agency 
shall develop standards of competence for persons operating and 
inspecting various classes of disposal facilities.  The agency 
shall conduct training programs for persons operating facilities 
for the disposal of waste and for inspectors of such facilities, 
and may charge such fees as are necessary to cover the actual 
costs of the training programs.  All fees received shall be paid 
into the state treasury and credited to the account created in 
section 115.03, subdivision 1, clause (j), for training water 
pollution control personnel, and are appropriated to the agency 
to pay expenses relating to the training of disposal facility 
personnel.  
    The agency shall require operators and inspectors of such 
facilities to obtain from the agency a certificate of 
competence.  The agency shall conduct examinations to test the 
competence of applicants for certification, and shall require 
that certificates be renewed at reasonable intervals.  The 
agency may charge such fees as are necessary to cover the actual 
costs of receiving and processing applications, conducting 
examinations, and issuing and renewing certificates. 
Certificates shall not be required for a private individual for 
landspreading and associated interim and temporary storage of 
sewage sludge on property owned or farmed by that individual. 
    Sec. 119.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116C.03, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  The board shall include as permanent members the 
commissioner of the department of energy, planning and 
development, the director of the pollution control agency, the 
commissioner of natural resources, the commissioner of 
agriculture, the commissioner of health, the commissioner of 
transportation, and a representative of the governor's office 
designated by the governor.  The governor shall appoint five 
members from the general public to the board, subject to the 
advice and consent of the senate.  At least two of the five 
public members shall have knowledge of and be conversant in 
water management issues in the state.  
    Sec. 120.  [116C.81] [COORDINATION OF WATER RESOURCE 
MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING; DEFINITIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION.] For the purposes of sections 
120 and 121 the terms defined in this section have the meanings 
given them.  
    Subd. 2.  [BOARD.] "Board" means the environmental quality 
board.  
    Subd. 3.  [SOUTHERN MINNESOTA RIVERS BASIN.] "Southern 
Minnesota rivers basin" means the area within the watersheds of 
rivers and streams tributary to the Minnesota river, and the 
areas within the watersheds of rivers tributary to the 
Mississippi river on the westerly side of the Mississippi south 
of its confluence with the Minnesota river.  
    Sec. 121.  [116C.82] [DUTIES OF BOARD.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [WATER PLANNING.] The board shall:  
    (1) coordinate public water resource management and 
regulation activities among the state agencies having 
jurisdiction in the area;  
    (2) initiate, coordinate, and continue to develop 
comprehensive long-range water resources planning in furtherance 
of the plan adopted by the water planning board entitled "A 
Framework for a Water and Related Land Resources Strategy for 
Minnesota, 1979";  
    (3) coordinate water planning activities of local, 
regional, and federal bodies with state water planning and 
integrate these plans with state strategies; and 
    (4) administer federal water resources planning with 
multiagency interests.  
    Subd. 2.  [SOUTHERN MINNESOTA RIVERS BASIN.] The board 
shall guide the creation and implementation of a comprehensive 
environmental conservation and development plan for the southern 
Minnesota rivers basin.  The board shall coordinate state and 
local interests with respect to the study in southwestern 
Minnesota under Public Law Number 87-639.  The board shall 
appoint an advisory council to advise the board concerning its 
responsibilities under this subdivision.  The council shall 
consist of 11 members who are residents of the basin and 
appointed by the governor.  The council is subject to the 
provisions of section 15.059, except that the council shall 
expire June 30, 1987.  The council shall make recommendations to 
the board by June 30, 1985, concerning the establishment of a 
statewide advisory council to advise the board on water 
resources planning, regulation, and management.  
    Subd. 3.  [GOVERNOR'S REPRESENTATIVE.] The board 
chairperson shall represent the governor on interstate water 
resources organizations.  
    Sec. 122.  [TRANSITIONAL PROVISION.] 
    The members of the southern Minnesota rivers basin board as 
constituted before enactment of this act shall be the first 
members of the southern Minnesota rivers basin advisory council. 
The environmental quality board shall adjust the terms of the 
first members of the advisory council to conform to the 
requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059.  
    Sec. 123.  [METROPOLITAN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT.] 
    Notwithstanding any contrary provisions of Minnesota 
Statutes 1982, section 473.878, subdivision 2, until July 1, 
1984, no county shall petition for establishment of a watershed 
district or assume any authority under section 473.878, 
subdivision 2 for a minor watershed unit if the metropolitan 
council finds by December 31, 1983, that reasonable progress is 
being made to negotiate a joint powers agreement in order to 
form a watershed management organization for that watershed unit.
    Sec. 124.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116J.24, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [OUTREACH FOR ENERGY AUDIT INTERPRETATION.] The 
commissioner shall establish a program to assist school 
officials in the understanding of energy audits performed on 
their schools.  The program will also provide suggestions and 
assistance in the application for any state or federal grants or 
loans relating to energy conservation for which the school may 
be eligible.  
    Sec. 125.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116J.27, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  For the purposes of subdivisions 3 to 7, the 
following terms shall have the meanings given them. 
    (a) "Residence" means any dwelling for habitation either 
seasonally, meaning all or a portion of the months of December 
November through March April, or permanently by one or more 
persons.  A residence may be owned or rented and may be part of 
a multidwelling or multipurpose building, but shall not include 
buildings such as hotels, hospitals, motels, dormitories, 
sanitariums, nursing homes, schools and other buildings used for 
educational purposes, or correctional institutions.  A 
manufactured home as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 8, 
shall be a residence for purposes of this section. 
    (b) "Time of sale" means the time when a written purchase 
agreement is executed by the buyer, or, in the absence of a 
purchase agreement, at the time of the execution of any document 
providing for the conveyance of a residence.  
    (c) "Energy disclosure report" means the written and signed 
evaluation by a person certified pursuant to subdivision 6 made 
on an approved form, representing to the actual buyer of the 
residence evaluated that the evaluator has used reasonable care 
and diligence.  For purposes of subdivisions 5 and 7, a 
residential energy audit meeting the audit standards of 42 
U.S.C. 8211 et seq. may be substituted for an energy disclosure 
report.  
    (d) "Applicable energy efficiency standards" means those 
standards established under subdivision 1 which are not shown to 
be economically infeasible for the building in question. 
    Sec. 126.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116J.27, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [BUILDING EVALUATORS.] The commissioner shall 
certify evaluators in each county of the state who are qualified 
to determine the compliance of a residence with applicable 
energy disclosure requirements efficiency standards.  The 
commissioner shall, by rule pursuant to chapter 14, adopt 
standards for the certification and performance of evaluators 
and set a fee for the certification of evaluators which is 
sufficient to cover the ongoing costs of the program once it is 
established.  The commissioner shall encourage the certification 
of existing groups of trained municipal personnel and qualified 
individuals from community-based organizations and public 
service organizations.  Each certified evaluator shall, on 
request of the owner, inspect any residence and report the 
degree to which it complies with applicable energy disclosure 
requirements efficiency standards established pursuant to 
subdivision 1.  The inspections shall be made within 30 days of 
the request.  After July 1, 1981, Evaluators for the home energy 
disclosure program shall be certified only if they also meet all 
requirements for conducting residential energy audits pursuant 
to 42 U.S.C. 8211 et seq.  Any person certified as a building 
evaluator prior to July 1, 1981, shall, by January 1, 1982, meet 
the upgraded certification standards in effect after July 1, 
1981.  The commissioner shall enter into an agreement with the 
department of education for the provision of evaluator training 
through the area vocational technical institutes.  The 
commissioner may contract with the area vocational technical 
institutes to reduce the training costs to the students.  The 
commissioner may eliminate the examination fee for persons 
seeking upgraded certificates.  The commissioner may also 
establish requirements for continuing education, periodic 
recertification, and revocation of certification for evaluators. 
    Sec. 127.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116J.31, is 
amended to read: 
    116J.31 [ENERGY AUDITS.] 
    The commissioner, in cooperation with the director of 
consumer services, shall develop the and administer state plan 
for the program programs of energy audits of residential and 
commercial buildings including those required by 42 United 
States Code, section 8211 et seq. and section 8281.  The 
consumer services division and the attorney general are 
authorized to release information on consumer complaints about 
the operation of the program to the commissioner. 
    Sec. 128.  [116J.315] [ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ECONOMIC 
ANALYSIS.] 
    The commissioner shall carry out the following energy 
economic analysis duties:  
    (a) provide continued analysis of alternative energy issues 
for the biennial report, certificates of need, and legislative 
requests;  
    (b) provide alternative energy information to consumers and 
business;  
    (c) assist in the maintenance and improvement of 
alternative energy input-output multipliers and market 
penetration models;  
    (d) provide analysis of alternative energy data.  
    Sec. 129.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116J.36, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 3a.  [GRANT ELIGIBILITY.] The commissioner of energy, 
planning and development may provide planning grants to 
municipalities for planning related to the development of 
district heating systems.  The municipality must demonstrate 
that a community heatload survey and map have been successfully 
completed, that potential district heating load is sufficiently 
large to justify further consideration, and that sufficient 
resources are available for the municipality to meet its 
financial requirements.  Eligible planning grant costs include 
project definition, development of preliminary financing and 
distribution system plans, and obtaining commitment for detailed 
planning or design and preparation of a final report.  The 
amount of the grant to a municipality is limited to 90 percent 
of eligible planning costs and shall not exceed $70,000 as 
established by rule or temporary rule.  
    Sec. 130.  [SURVEY OF STEAM TRAPS.] 
    The commissioner shall survey the steam traps in 100 
state-owned buildings, to be selected by the commissioner of 
administration or a designee.  The purpose of the survey is to 
assess the energy efficiency of current steam traps and to 
recommend repair or replacement of faulty steam traps.  
    Sec. 131.  [ENERGY MANAGEMENT TRAINING.] 
    The commissioner shall train state building operators in 
efficient energy management of state buildings, including the 
periodic review and maintenance of steam traps as a high 
priority.  The commissioner shall document the energy savings 
from this training and make it available for use in other 
program areas, such as in local government buildings.  
    Sec. 132.  [116J.373] [SUPERINSULATED HOME DEMONSTRATION 
PROJECT.] 
    The superinsulated home demonstration project funded under 
Laws 1981, chapter 356, section 30, shall be continued under the 
direction of the commissioner and the center to monitor and 
document new projects and projects in progress.  The project 
shall:  
    (a) work with the financial community to bring energy cost 
and savings into mortgage underwriting standards;  
    (b) develop a definition of superinsulation for use by 
financial institutions.  
    Sec. 133.  [116J.38] [BUILDING ENERGY RESEARCH CENTER.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ENERGY PARTNERSHIP.] To improve the energy 
efficiency of buildings, the commissioner shall administer a 
building energy research center that shall be a cooperative 
effort among the commissioner, the University of Minnesota, area 
vocational-technical institutes, and certain associations and 
businesses from the private sector.  The center's goal is to 
become a nationally recognized center for building research.  
    Subd. 2.  [PURPOSE.] The purpose of the building energy 
research center is to:  
    (a) conduct studies of Minnesota building experience;  
    (b) disseminate information acquired relating to building 
energy efficiency;  
    (c) conduct continuing education courses;  
    (d) provide limited energy and design consultation services 
for innovative projects;  
    (e) coordinate and stimulate research efforts; and 
    (f) seek private sector pledges to match appropriations for 
this program.  
    Sec. 134.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116J.42, 
subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 8.  The commissioner may shall charge a fee to each 
user of the Minnesota land management information system.  Fees 
shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the 
land management information center revolving account.  Money in 
the account is appropriated to the commissioner of energy, 
planning and development for operation of the land management 
information system, including the cost of all services, 
supplies, materials, labor, and equipment, as well as the 
portion of the general support costs and statewide indirect 
costs of the department that is attributable to the land 
management information system.  The commissioner may require a 
state agency to make advance payments to the revolving account 
sufficient to cover the agency's estimated obligation for a 
period of 60 days or more.  If the revolving account is 
abolished or liquidated, the total net profit from operations 
shall be distributed to the various funds from which purchases 
were made.  The amount to be distributed to each fund shall bear 
to the net profit the same ratio as the total purchases from 
each fund bears to the total purchases from all the funds during 
a period of time that fairly reflects the amount of net profit 
each fund is entitled to receive under this distribution. 
Employees paid from this account are in the unclassified service.
    Sec. 135.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 124.46, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  Upon receipt of each such certification, subject 
to authorization as provided in subdivision 4, the commissioner 
of finance shall from time to time as needed issue and sell 
state of Minnesota school loan bonds in the aggregate principal 
amount stated in the commissioner's certificate, for the prompt 
and full payment of which, with the interest thereon, the full 
faith, credit, and taxing powers of the state are hereby 
irrevocably pledged, and shall credit the net proceeds of their 
sale to the purposes for which they are appropriated by section 
124.40, subdivision 1.  Such bonds shall be issued and sold at 
not less than their par value such price, in such manner, in 
such number of series, at such times, and in such form and 
denominations, shall bear such dates of issue and of maturity, 
either without option of prior redemption or subject to 
prepayment upon such notice and at such times and prices, shall 
bear interest at such rate or rates and payable at such 
intervals, shall be payable at such bank or banks within or 
without the state, with such provisions for registration, 
conversion, and exchange, and for the issuance of notes in 
anticipation of the sale and delivery of definitive bonds, and 
in accordance with such further regulations provisions as the 
commissioner of finance shall determine subject to the 
limitations stated in this subdivision (but not subject to the 
provisions of sections 14.02, 14.04 to 14.36, 14.38, 14.44 to 
14.45, and 14.57 to 14.62).  The maturity date shall in no case 
be less than ten or more than 20 years after the date of issue 
of any bond and the principal amounts and due dates shall 
conform as near as may be with the commissioner's estimates of 
dates and amounts of payments to be received on debt service and 
capital loans.  The bonds and any interest coupons appurtenant 
to them shall be executed by the commissioner of finance and 
attested by the state treasurer under their official seals.  The 
signature signatures of one of these officers on the face of any 
bond, and their seals, and the signatures of both officers on 
the interest coupons appurtenant to any bond, may be printed, 
lithographed, stamped, or engraved, or otherwise reproduced 
thereon.  Each bond shall be authenticated by the manual 
signature on its face of one of the officers or a person 
authorized to sign on behalf of a bank or trust company 
designated by the commissioner to act as registrar or other 
authenticating agent.  The commissioner of finance is authorized 
and directed to ascertain and certify to purchasers of the bonds 
the performance and existence of all acts, conditions, and 
things necessary to make them valid and binding general 
obligations of the state of Minnesota in accordance with their 
terms.  
    Sec. 136.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 136.40, 
subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 8.  [BOND AUTHORIZATION AND APPROPRIATION.] For the 
purpose of providing money to be loaned to the Minnesota state 
university board for the acquisition and betterment of public 
land, buildings, and improvements of a capital nature, the state 
auditor is directed to sell and issue Minnesota state university 
bonds in the maximum amount of $4,500,000 to be expended for 
dormitory, residence hall, and food service facilities at the 
state universities, in accordance with the recommendations of 
the legislative buildings commission to the 1969 session of the 
legislature, and in the maximum amount of $7,500,000 to be 
expended for student union facilities at said universities, in 
the manner and upon the conditions provided in subdivisions 1 to 
7, which total amounts are authorized to be expended for these 
purposes.  No expenditures for the authorized purposes shall be 
made until the board has consulted the legislative buildings 
commission and the commission has made its recommendation 
chairmen of the senate finance committee and house of 
representatives appropriations committee and received their 
recommendations thereon.  Such recommendation shall be advisory 
only.  Failure or refusal of the commission to make a 
recommendation promptly shall be deemed a negative 
recommendation.  The bonds shall be sold, issued, and secured as 
provided in subdivisions 1 to 7 and in article XI, section 7, of 
the Constitution.  In order to reduce the amount of taxes 
otherwise required by the Constitution to be levied for the 
payment of interest and principal thereon, there is appropriated 
annually to the Minnesota state university bond account in the 
state bond fund from the general fund in the state treasury a 
sum of money sufficient in amount, when added to the balance on 
hand on November 1 in each year in said Minnesota state 
university bond account, to pay all principal and interest due 
and to become due on said bonds to and including July 1 in the 
second ensuing year.  The moneys received and on hand pursuant 
to this annual appropriation are available in the state bond 
fund prior to the levy of the tax in any year required by the 
Constitution and by subdivision 7 and shall be used to reduce 
the amount of the tax otherwise required to be levied. 
    Sec. 137.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 139.18, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  The commissioner shall distribute the money 
provided by sections 139.16 to 139.18.  Twice annually the 
commissioner shall make block grants which shall be distributed 
in equal amounts to public stations for operational costs.  The 
commissioner shall allocate money appropriated for the purposes 
of sections 139.16 to 139.18 in such a manner that each eligible 
public station receives a block grant.  In addition, the 
commissioner shall make matching grants to public stations.  
Matching grants shall be used for operational costs and shall be 
allocated using the procedure developed for distribution of 
state money under this section for grants made in fiscal year 
1979.  No station's matching grant in any fiscal year shall 
exceed the amount of Minnesota based contributions received by 
that station in the previous fiscal year.  Grants made pursuant 
to this subdivision may only be given to those federally 
licensed stations that are certified as eligible for community 
service grants through the corporation for public broadcasting.  
    Sec. 138.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 156A.02, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 6.  For the purposes of sections 156A.02 to 156A.10 
"groundwater thermal exchange device" means any space heating or 
cooling device, the operation of which is dependent upon 
extraction and reinjection of groundwaters from an independent 
aquifer.  Thermal exchange devices licensed under this chapter 
shall be sealed against the introduction of any foreign 
substance into the system, but shall be so constructed as to 
permit periodic inspection of water quality and temperature. 
    Sec. 139.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 156A.10, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  Notwithstanding any department or agency 
rule to the contrary, the department of health shall issue, upon 
request and submission of a $50 fee, permits for the reinjection 
of water by a properly constructed well into the same aquifer 
from which the water was drawn exclusively for the operation of 
a groundwater thermal exchange device.  Withdrawal and 
reinjection shall be accomplished by means of a closed system in 
which the waters drawn for thermal exchange shall have no 
contact or commingling with water from other sources or with any 
polluting material or substances and so constructed as to allow 
opening for inspection by the department.  Wells that are part 
of a groundwater thermal exchange system shall serve no other 
function, except that water may be supplied to the domestic 
water system if the supply is taken off the thermal exchange 
system ahead of the heat exchange unit, and if the water 
discharges to a break tank through an air gap that is at least 
twice the effective diameter of the water outlet from the tank. 
A groundwater thermal exchange system may be used for domestic 
water heating only if the water heating device is an integral 
part of the heat exchange unit that is used for space heating 
and cooling.  As a condition of the permit, an applicant shall 
agree to allow inspection by the department during regular 
working hours for department inspectors.  A maximum of 200 
permits shall be issued for small systems having maximum 
capacities of 20 gallons per minute or less, which shall be 
subject to inspection twice annually.  A maximum of ten permits 
shall be issued for larger systems having maximum capacities 
from 20 to 50 gallons per minute, which shall be subject to 
inspection four times per year.  The department may by rule 
provide for administration of this section. 
    Sec. 140.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 161.465, is 
amended to read: 
    161.465 [REIMBURSEMENT FOR FIRE SERVICES.] 
    Ordinary expenses incurred by a municipal or volunteer fire 
department in extinguishing a grass fire within the right-of-way 
of a trunk highway must be reimbursed upon certification to the 
commissioner of public safety from the trunk highway fund.  In 
addition, ordinary expenses incurred by a municipal or volunteer 
fire department in extinguishing a fire outside the right-of-way 
of any trunk highway if the fire originated within the 
right-of-way, upon approval of a police officer or an officer or 
employee of the department of public safety shall must, upon 
certification to the commissioner of public safety by the proper 
official of the municipality or fire department within 60 days 
after the completion of the service, be reimbursed to the 
municipality or fire department from funds in the trunk highway 
fund.  The commissioner of public safety shall take whatever 
action practicable to secure reimbursement to the trunk highway 
fund of moneys money expended pursuant to under this section 
from the person, firm, or corporation responsible for the fire 
or danger thereof of fire. 
    The provisions of this section shall not be construed to 
admit any state liability for damage or destruction to private 
property or for injury to persons resulting from a fire that 
originates originating within a trunk highway right-of-way. 
    Sec. 141.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 167.50, 
subdivision 2, as amended by Laws 1983, chapter 17, section 4, 
is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  The bonds shall be issued and sold upon sealed 
bids after two weeks' published notice.  They shall mature 
serially over a term not exceeding 20 years from their 
respective dates of issue and shall not be sold for less than 
par and accrued interest.  Subject to the foregoing limitations, 
and subject to any other limitations stated in the acts 
authorizing the bonds and appropriating the proceeds thereof, 
but not subject to the provisions of sections 14.02, 14.04 to 
14.36, 14.38, 14.44 to 14.45, and 14.57 to 14.62, The bonds 
shall be issued and sold in the number of series, at the times 
and prices (not less than par and accrued interest), in the form 
and denominations, bearing interest at the rate or rates, 
maturing on dates, either with or without option of prior 
redemption or subject to prepayment upon notice and at the 
specified times and prices, payable at the a bank or banks, 
within or without the state, with provisions for registration, 
conversion, and exchange and for the issuance of temporary bonds 
or notes in anticipation of the sale and delivery of definitive 
bonds, and in accordance with such further regulations 
provisions, as the commissioner of finance may determine.  The 
bonds, subject to the approval of the attorney general (but not 
subject to the provisions of sections 14.02, 14.04 to 14.36, 
14.38, 14.44 to 14.45, and 14.57 to 14.62).  Each bond shall 
mature within 20 years from its date of issue and shall be 
executed by the commissioner of finance and attested by the 
state treasurer under their official seals.  The signature of 
one signatures of these officers on the face of and any interest 
coupons appurtenant to any bond, and their seals, and the 
signatures of both officers on the interest coupons appurtenant 
to any bond, may be printed, lithographed, stamped, or engraved, 
or otherwise reproduced thereon, provided that the signature of 
one of the officers, or of an authorized representative of a 
corporate registrar or other agent designated by the 
commissioner of finance to authenticate the bonds, shall be 
manually subscribed on the face of each bond. 
    Sec. 142.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 169.123, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [HEARING.] A hearing under this section shall be 
before a municipal or county judge, in any county in the 
judicial district where the alleged offense occurred.  The 
hearing shall be to the court and may be conducted at the same 
time and in the same manner as hearings upon pre-trial motions 
in the criminal prosecution under section 169.121, if any.  The 
hearing shall be recorded.  The commissioner of public safety 
may shall appear through his own attorney or, by agreement with 
the jurisdiction involved, and be represented by the attorney 
general or through the prosecuting authority for that the 
jurisdiction involved.  
    The hearing shall be held at the earliest practicable date, 
and in any event no later than 60 days following the filing of 
the petition for review.  The judicial district administrator 
shall establish procedures to ensure efficient compliance with 
the provisions of this subdivision.  To accomplish this, the 
administrator may, whenever possible, consolidate and transfer 
review hearings among the county courts within the judicial 
district.  
    The scope of the hearing shall be limited to the issues of: 
    (1) whether the peace officer had reasonable and probable 
grounds to believe the person was driving, operating, or in 
physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of 
alcohol or a controlled substance, and whether the person was 
lawfully placed under arrest for violation of section 169.121, 
or the person was involved in a motor vehicle accident or 
collision resulting in property damage, personal injury or 
death, or the person refused to take a screening test provided 
for by section 169.121, subdivision 6, or the screening test was 
administered and recorded an alcohol concentration of 0.10 or 
more; and 
     (2) whether at the time of the request for the test the 
peace officer informed the person of his rights and the 
consequences of taking or refusing the test as required by 
subdivision 2; and 
     (3) either (a) whether the person refused to permit the 
test, or (b) whether a test was taken and the test results 
indicated an alcohol concentration of 0.10 or more at the time 
of testing, and whether the testing method used was valid and 
reliable, and whether the test results were accurately evaluated.
     It shall be an affirmative defense for the petitioner to 
prove that, at the time of the refusal, his refusal to permit 
the test was based upon reasonable grounds. 
    Certified or otherwise authenticated copies of laboratory 
or medical personnel reports, records, documents, licenses and 
certificates shall be admissible as substantive evidence.  
    The court shall order either that the revocation be 
rescinded or sustained and forward the order to the commissioner 
of public safety.  The court shall file its order within 14 days 
following the hearing.  If the revocation is sustained, the 
court shall also forward the person's driver's license or permit 
to the commissioner of public safety for his further action if 
the license or permit is not already in the commissioner's 
possession. 
    Sec. 143.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 174.51, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  The bonds shall be sold upon sealed bids and upon 
notice, at a price, in form and denominations, bearing interest 
at a rate or rates, maturing in amounts and on dates, without 
option of prior redemption or subject to prepayment upon notice 
and at times and prices, payable at a bank or banks within or 
outside the state, with or without provisions for registration, 
conversion, exchange, and issuance of temporary bonds or notes 
in anticipation of the sale or delivery of definitive bonds, and 
in accordance with further regulations provisions, as the 
commissioner of finance shall determine subject to the approval 
of the attorney general, but not subject to the provisions of 
sections 14.02, 14.04 to 14.36, 14.38, 14.44 to 14.45, and 14.57 
to 14.62.  The bonds Each bond shall mature within 20 years from 
its date of issue and shall be executed by the commissioner of 
finance and attested by the state treasurer under their official 
seals.  The signatures on the bonds and on any interest coupons 
and the seals may be printed or otherwise reproduced, except 
that each bond shall be authenticated by the manual signature on 
its face of one of the officers or of a person authorized to 
sign on behalf of a bank designated by them the commissioner of 
finance as registrar or other authenticating agent.  The 
commissioner of finance shall ascertain and certify to the 
purchasers of the bonds the performance and existence of all 
acts, conditions, and things necessary to make them valid and 
binding general obligations of the state of Minnesota, subject 
to the approval of the attorney general. 
    Sec. 144.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 174.51, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  All expenses incidental to the sale, printing, 
execution, and delivery of bonds pursuant to this section, 
including but not limited to actual and necessary travel and 
subsistence expenses of state officers and employees for such 
purposes, shall be paid from the Minnesota state transportation 
fund and the amounts necessary therefor are appropriated from 
that fund; provided that if any amount is specifically 
appropriated for this purpose in an act authorizing the issuance 
of bonds pursuant to this section, such expenses shall be 
limited to appropriated. 
    Sec. 145.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 175A.05, is 
amended to read:  
    175A.05 [QUORUM.] 
    A majority of the judges of the workers' compensation court 
of appeals shall constitute a quorum for the exercise of the 
powers conferred and the duties imposed on the workers' 
compensation court of appeals and except that all appeals shall 
be heard by at least no more than three of the five judges 
unless the appeal is determined to be of exceptional importance 
by a four-fifths vote of the judges.  A vacancy shall not impair 
the ability of the remaining judges of the workers' compensation 
court of appeals to exercise all the powers and perform all of 
the duties of the workers' compensation court of appeals.  
    Sec. 146.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 148.56, is 
amended to read: 
    148.56 [OPTOMETRISTS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [OPTOMETRY DEFINED.] Any person shall be 
deemed to be practicing optometry within the meaning of sections 
148.52 to 148.62 who shall display a sign, such as an eye, a 
pair of eyes, a pair of glasses or spectacles, or who shall in 
any way advertise himself as an optometrist, or who shall employ 
any means for the measurement of the powers of vision or the 
adaptation of lenses or prisms for the aid thereof, or have in 
his possession testing appliances for the purpose of the 
measurement of the powers of vision, or diagnose any optical 
deficiency or deformity, visual or muscular anomaly of the human 
eye, or prescribe lenses, prisms, or ocular exercises for the 
correction or the relief of same, or who holds himself out as 
being able to do so.  
    Subd. 2.  [UNLAWFUL PRACTICES.] It shall be unlawful for 
any person who is not licensed as an optometrist in this state 
to fit, sell, or dispose of, or to take, receive, or solicit any 
order for the fitting, sale, or disposition of, any spectacles, 
eye glasses, or lenses for the correction of vision in any place 
within the state other than an established place of business 
wherein such spectacles, eye glasses, or lenses are commonly 
sold and dealt in; and it shall be unlawful for any person, not 
licensed as an optometrist thereunder, to sell or dispose of, at 
retail, any spectacles, eye glasses, or lenses for the 
correction of vision in any established place of business or 
elsewhere in this state except under the supervision, direction, 
and authority of a duly licensed optometrist holding a 
certificate under sections 148.52 to 148.62, who shall be in 
charge of and in personal attendance at the booth, counter, or 
place where such articles are sold or disposed of.  
    Subd. 3.  [UNREGULATED SALES.] Nothing in sections 148.52 
to 148.62 shall be construed to apply to the sale of toy 
glasses, goggles consisting of plano-white or plano-colored 
lenses or ordinary colored glasses or to the replacement of 
duplications of broken lenses, nor to sales upon prescription 
from persons legally authorized by the laws of this state to 
examine eyes and prescribe glasses therefor, nor shall it apply 
to regularly licensed physicians and surgeons.  Sections 148.52 
to 148.62 also do not apply to the sale of spectacles, used for 
reading or fishing, and containing only simple lenses having a 
plus power of up to and including 3.25, at an established place 
of business that sells prescription eyewear, without advertising 
other than price marking on the spectacles, if no attempt is 
made to test the eyes.  The term "simple lenses" does not 
include bifocals.  
    Subd. 4.  [LICENSE REQUIRED.] It shall be unlawful for any 
person to engage in the practice of optometry without first 
procuring and filing for record a certificate of registration as 
a licensed optometrist pursuant to this section. 
    Sec. 147.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 176.183, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  The commissioner of labor and industry, in 
accordance with the terms of the order awarding compensation, 
shall pay compensation to the employee or his dependent from the 
special compensation fund.  The commissioner of labor and 
industry shall certify to the commissioner of finance and to the 
legislature annually the total amount of compensation paid from 
the special compensation fund under subdivisions 1 and 1a.  The 
commissioner of finance shall upon proper certification 
reimburse the special compensation fund from the general fund 
the total amount certified as paid under this section 
appropriation provided for this purpose.  The amount reimbursed 
shall be limited to the certified amount paid under this section 
or the appropriation made for this purpose, whichever is the 
lesser amount.  Compensation paid under this section which is 
not reimbursed by the general fund shall remain a liability of 
the special compensation fund and shall be financed by the 
percentage assessed under section 176.131, subdivision 10. 
    Sec. 148.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 176.421, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [TIME FOR TAKING; GROUNDS.] When a petition 
has been heard before a compensation judge, within 30 days after 
a party in interest has been served with notice of an award or 
disallowance of compensation, or other order affecting the 
merits of the case, he may appeal to the workers' compensation 
court of appeals on any of the following grounds: 
    (1) the order does not conform with this chapter; or 
    (2) the compensation judge committed an error of law; or 
    (3) the findings of fact and order were unwarranted by the 
evidence unsupported by substantial evidence in view of the 
entire record as submitted; or 
    (4) the findings of fact and order were procured by fraud, 
or coercion, or other improper conduct of a party in interest. 
    Sec. 149.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 176.421, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [NOTICE OF APPEAL.] The appellant or his attorney 
shall prepare and sign a written notice of appeal specifying: 
    (1) the order appealed from; 
    (2) that appellant appeals from the order to the workers' 
compensation court of appeals; 
    (3) the particular finding of fact or conclusion of law 
which he claims was unwarranted by the evidence unsupported by 
substantial evidence in view of the entire record as submitted 
or procured by fraud, coercion, or other improper conduct;  
    (4) the testimony or other part of the record of the 
hearing necessary to be transcribed in order for the court of 
appeals to consider the appeal; and, 
    (5) any other ground upon which the appeal is taken. 
    Sec. 150.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 176.421, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [POWERS OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION COURT OF APPEALS 
ON APPEAL.] On an appeal taken under this section, the workers' 
compensation court of appeals may: 
    (1) disregard the findings of fact which the compensation 
judge has made;  
    (2) (1) examine the record; 
    (3) (2) substitute for the findings of fact made by the 
compensation judge such findings as the total evidence requires; 
and, 
    (4) (3) make an award or disallowance of compensation or 
other order as the facts and findings require. 
    Sec. 151.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 176.441, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [DISPOSITION BY WORKERS' COMPENSATION COURT 
OF APPEALS.] Where an appeal has been taken to the workers' 
compensation court of appeals under this chapter, on either the 
ground that the findings or order or both were unwarranted by 
the evidence unsupported by substantial evidence in view of the 
entire record as submitted, or were procured by fraud, coercion, 
or other improper conduct of a party, the workers' compensation 
court of appeals may: 
    (1) grant a hearing based on the record before the 
compensation judge; or, 
    (2) remand the petition for a de novo hearing or a 
rehearing and notify the chief hearing examiner, who shall 
assign the de novo hearing or the rehearing before a 
compensation judge; or, 
    (3) sustain, reverse, or modify the order appealed from. 
    Sec. 152.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 176.471, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [TIME FOR SEEKING REVIEW; GROUNDS.] Where 
the workers' compensation court of appeals has made an award or 
disallowance of compensation or other order, if a party in 
interest acts within 30 days from the date he was served with 
notice of the order, he may have the order reviewed by the 
supreme court on certiorari upon one of the following grounds: 
    (1) the order does not conform with this chapter; or, 
    (2) the workers' compensation court of appeals committed 
any other error of law; or, 
    (3) the findings of fact and order were unwarranted by the 
evidence unsupported by substantial evidence in view of the 
entire record as submitted. 
    Sec. 153.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 179.7411, is 
amended to read: 
    179.7411 [LIMITATION ON THE CONTRACTING-OUT OF SERVICES 
PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF A STATE OF MINNESOTA OR UNIVERSITY OF 
MINNESOTA BARGAINING UNIT.] 
    Any contract entered into after March 23, 1982 by the state 
of Minnesota or the University of Minnesota involving services, 
any part of which, in the absence of the contract, would be 
performed by members of a unit provided in section 179.741, 
subdivision 1 or 3, shall be subject to section 16.07 and shall 
provide for the preferential employment by such a party of 
members of that unit whose employment with the state of 
Minnesota or the University of Minnesota is terminated as a 
result of that contract.  
    Contracts entered into by the state of Minnesota for the 
purpose of providing court reporter services or transcription of 
the record of a hearing which was recorded by means of an audio 
magnetic recording device shall be subject to section 16.098 and 
the preferential employment provisions enumerated in this 
section.  Any court reporter seeking a contract pursuant to the 
preferential employment provisions of this section shall be 
given preference when the services are needed only if that court 
reporter's charges for the services requested are no greater 
than the average of the charges made for the identical services 
by other court reporters in the same locality who are also under 
contract with the state for those services.  
    Sec. 154.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 181A.12, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [FINES; PENALTY.] Any employer who hinders 
or delays the department or its authorized representative in the 
performance of its duties under sections 181A.01 to 181A.12 or 
refuses to admit the commissioner or his authorized 
representative to any place of employment or refuses to make 
certificates or lists available as required by sections 181A.01 
to 181A.12, or otherwise violates any provisions of sections 
181A.01 to 181A.12 or any regulations rules issued pursuant 
thereto shall, upon conviction therefor, be guilty of a gross 
misdemeanor be assessed a fine to be paid to the commissioner 
for deposit in the general fund.  The fine may be recovered in a 
civil action in the name of the department brought in the 
district court of the county where the violation is alleged to 
have occurred or the district court where the commissioner has 
an office.  Fines are in the amounts as follows:  
     (a) employment of minors under the age of 14          $ 50 
     (b) employment of minors under the age of 16               
         during school hours while school is in session      50 
     (c) employment of minors under the age of 16               
         before 7:00 a.m.                                    50 
     (d) employment of minors under the age of 16               
         after 9:30 p.m.                                     50 
     (e) employment of minors under the age of 16               
         over eight hours a day                              50 
     (f) employment of minors under the age of 16               
         over 40 hours a week                                50 
     (g) employment of minors under the age of 18               
         in hazardous occupations                           100 
     (h) employment of minors under the age of 16               
         in hazardous occupations                           100 
     (i) minors under the age of 18 injured in                  
         hazardous employment                               500 
     (j) minors employed without proof of age                   
         (each employee)                                      5 
    An employer who engages in a consistent and repeated 
pattern of violations of sections 181A.01 to 181A.12 is guilty 
of a gross misdemeanor. 
    Sec. 155.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 183.375, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [FEES.] All fees collected by the division of 
boiler inspection shall be paid into the state treasury in the 
manner provided by law for fees received by other state 
departments and credited to the general fund.  When fees are to 
be set by the commissioner, they shall be set pursuant to 
section 16A.128.  
    Sec. 156.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 183.411, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [LICENSES.] A license to operate steam farm 
traction engines, portable and stationary show engines and 
portable and stationary show boilers shall be issued to an 
applicant who: 
    (a) is 18 years of age or older; 
    (b) has two licensed second class, grade A engineers or 
steam traction engineers, or any combination thereof, cosign his 
application; attesting to his competence in operating said 
devices;  
    (c) passes a written test for competence in operating said 
devices; and 
    (d) pays the required fee. 
    A license shall be valid for the lifetime of the licensee.  
A one time fee of $20 set by the commissioner pursuant to 
section 16A.128, shall be charged for the license. 
    Sec. 157.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 183.545, is 
amended to read: 
    183.545 [FEES FOR INSPECTION.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [FEE AMOUNT; VESSELS.] The fees for the 
inspection of the hull, boiler, machinery, and equipments of 
vessels are to be set by the commissioner pursuant to section 
16A.128, for vessels of 50 tons burden or over, $30. and vessels 
of less than 50 tons burden, $15. 
    Subd. 2.  [FEE AMOUNTS; MASTERS AND PILOTS.] The 
commissioner shall, pursuant to section 16A.128, set the fee for 
an examination of an applicant for a master's or pilot's license 
is $10.  The fee, for an annual renewal of a master's or a 
pilot's license is $6 or $8, and for an annual renewal if paid 
later than 10 ten days after expiration. 
    Subd. 3.  [INSPECTION FEES.] The fees for the annual 
inspection of boilers and biennial inspection of pressure 
vessels are to be set by the commissioner pursuant to section 
16A.128, for: 
    (a) boiler inaccessible for internal inspection, $15;  
    (b) boiler accessible for internal inspection, $20;  
    (c) boiler internal inspection over 2,000 square feet 
heating surface, $30;  
    (d) boiler internal inspection over 4,000 square feet 
heating surface, $40;  
    (e) boiler internal inspection over 10,000 square feet 
heating surface, $60;  
    (f) boiler accessible for internal inspection requiring 
one-half day or more of inspection time shall be billed at the 
established shop inspection fee rate.;  
    (g) pressure vessel for internal inspection via manhole, 
$15; and 
    (h) pressure vessel inaccessible for internal inspection, 
$10.  
    An additional fee based on the scale of fees applicable to 
an inspection shall be charged when it is necessary to make a 
special trip for a hydrostatic test of a boiler or pressure 
vessel.  
    The commissioner shall, pursuant to section 16A.128, set 
shop inspection fees shall be charged as follows for full day 
$190 plus $35 per hour over eight hours, one-half day $100, two 
hours or less $50, plus mileage and reasonable expenses.  
Inspection time includes all time related to the shop inspection.
    Subd. 4.  [APPLICANTS FEES.] The commissioner shall, 
pursuant to section 16A.128, set the fee for an examination of 
an applicant for an engineer's license is the following licenses:
    (a) chief engineer's license, .................  $20;  
    (b) first class engineer's license, ...........  $15;  
    (c) second class engineer's license, ..........  $13; and 
    (d) special engineer's license, ...............  $ 8.  
    If an applicant, after an examination, is entitled to 
receive a license, it shall be issued without the payment of any 
additional charge.  Any license so issued expires one year after 
the date of its issuance.  An engineer's license may be renewed 
upon application therefor and the payment of an annual renewal 
fee as follows: set by the commissioner pursuant to section 
16A.128.  
    Chief engineer's license renewal .............  $10 
    First class engineer's license renewal .......  $10 
    Second class engineer's license renewal ......  $ 8 
    Special engineer's license renewal ...........  $ 6 
    The fee is payable at the time of application, which shall 
be made not later than ten days after the date of expiration of 
such license.  If application is made more than ten days after 
the date of expiration of such license, an expired fee shall be 
paid instead of the renewal fee prescribed above; the expired 
fees are: shall be set by the commissioner pursuant to section 
16A.128.  
    Chief engineer ...............................  $15 
    First class engineer .........................  $12 
    Second class engineer ........................  $10 
    Special engineer .............................  $ 8 
    Subd. 5.  [FEE FORFEITURE.] Where an applicant for an 
engineer's license has paid the fees provided by subdivision 4, 
and thereafter fails to take an examination or furnish a proper 
affidavit, within a period of one year, said application fee 
shall be forfeited to the state of Minnesota.  
    Subd. 6.  [NATIONAL BOARD INSPECTORS.] The fee for an 
examination of an applicant for a national board of boiler and 
pressure vessels inspectors commission is $25 shall be set by 
the commissioner pursuant to section 16A.128.  
    Subd. 7.  [NUCLEAR ENDORSEMENT.] The fee for each 
examination of an applicant for a national board of boiler and 
pressure vessels commissioned inspectors nuclear endorsement is 
$10 shall be set by the commissioner pursuant to section 16A.128.
    Subd. 8.  [CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY.] The fee for issuance 
of the original state of Minnesota certificate of competency for 
inspectors is $10 shall be set by the commissioner pursuant to 
section 16A.128.  This fee is waived for inspectors who paid the 
examination fee of $25.  The fee for an annual renewal of the 
state of Minnesota certificate of competency is $5 shall be set 
by the commissioner pursuant to section 16A.128, and is due 
January 1 of each year. 
    Sec. 158.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 183.57, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  Every boiler or pressure vessel as to which any 
insurance company authorized to do business in this state has 
issued a policy of insurance, after the inspection thereof, is 
exempt from inspection made under sections 183.375 to 183.62, 
while the same continues to be insured and the person, firm, or 
corporation owning or operating the same has an unexpired 
certificate of exemption from inspection, issued by the chief 
boiler inspector.  The fee of $10 set by the commissioner 
pursuant to section 16A.128, on the first object inspected and 
$5 on each object thereafter shall apply to each exempt object.  
A certificate of exemption expires one year from date of issue.  
The certificate of exemption shall be posted in a conspicuous 
place near the boiler or pressure vessel or in the plant office 
or boiler room described therein and to which it relates.  Every 
insurance company shall give written notice to the chief boiler 
inspector of the cancellation or expiration of every policy of 
insurance issued by it with reference to policies in this state, 
and the cause or reason for the cancellation or expiration.  
These notices of cancellation or expiration shall show the date 
of the policy and the date when the cancellation has or will 
become effective. 
    Sec. 159.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 190.05, 
subdivision 5, as amended by 1983 H.F. No. 859, section 3, is 
amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [ACTIVE SERVICE.] "Active service" means either 
state active service, federally funded state active service, or 
federal active service. 
    Sec. 160.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 190.05, 
subdivision 5a, as amended by 1983 H.F. No. 859, section 4, is 
amended to read: 
    Subd. 5a.  [STATE ACTIVE SERVICE.] "State active service"  
excludes federal active service and federally funded state 
active service and includes service or duty:  
    (1) on behalf of the state in case of actual or threatened 
public disaster, war, riot, tumult, breach of the peace, 
resistance of process, or whenever called upon in aid of state 
civil authority;  
    (2) at encampments ordered by state authority;  
    (3) otherwise ordered or requested by state authority and 
requiring the time of the organization or person; or 
    (4) travel to or from service or duty under clause (1), 
(2), or (3).  
    Sec. 161.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 190.05, 
subdivision 5b, as amended by 1983 H.F. No. 859, section 5, is 
amended to read: 
    Subd. 5b.  [FEDERALLY FUNDED STATE ACTIVE SERVICE.] 
"Federally funded state active service" means service or duty 
under United States Code, title 32, as amended through December 
31, 1983, and travel to or from that service or duty.  
    Subd. 5c.  [FEDERAL ACTIVE SERVICE.] "Federal active 
service" excludes federally funded state active service and 
means service or duty under United States Code, title 10 or 32, 
as amended through December 31, 1983, other service or duty as 
may be required by the law, regulation, or order of the United 
States government, and travel to or from that service or duty. 
    Sec. 162.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 204B.32, is 
amended to read: 
    204B.32 [ELECTION EXPENSES; PAYMENT.] 
    The secretary of state shall pay the compensation for 
presidential electors, the cost of printing the white ballots, 
special federal white ballots, and the pink paper ballots, and 
all necessary expenses incurred by the secretary of state in 
connection with elections.  The counties shall pay the 
compensation prescribed in section 204B.31, clauses (b) and (c), 
the cost of printing the canary ballots, the white ballots, the 
pink ballots when machines are used, the state partisan primary 
ballots, and the state and county nonpartisan primary ballots, 
all necessary expenses incurred by county auditors in connection 
with elections, and the expenses of special county elections.  
The municipalities shall pay the compensation prescribed for 
election judges and sergeants at arms, the cost of printing the 
municipal ballots, providing ballot boxes, providing and 
equipping polling places and all necessary expenses of the 
municipal clerks in connection with elections, except special 
county elections.  All disbursements under this section shall be 
presented, audited, and paid as in the case of other public 
expenses.  
    Sec. 163.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 204D.11, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [WHITE BALLOT; RULES; REIMBURSEMENT.] The 
names of the candidates for all partisan offices voted on at the 
state general election and candidates for the office of justice 
and chief justice of the supreme court shall be placed on a 
single ballot printed on white paper which shall be known as the 
"white ballot."  This ballot shall be prepared by the county 
auditor subject to the rules of the secretary of state.  The 
state shall reimburse the counties for contribute to the cost of 
preparing the white ballot and the envelopes required for the 
returns of that ballot.  The secretary of state shall adopt 
rules for preparation and time of delivery of the white ballot 
and for reimbursement of the counties' costs establishing a 
basis for distributing to the counties the money appropriated by 
the state for white ballot costs.  
    Sec. 164.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 206.09, is 
amended to read: 
    206.09 [BALLOT LABELS; DIAGRAMS FOR VOTING MACHINES.] 
    The same authorities as are charged with providing paper 
ballots when such are used shall be required to provide all 
ballots, ballot labels and ballot cards, diagrams, sample 
ballots, return sheets and all other necessary supplies needed 
for the voting machines or electronic voting systems.  
    In state and county general elections the county auditor of 
each county in which voting machines or electronic voting 
systems are used shall provide all ballots, ballot labels, 
ballot cards, and other necessary printed forms and supplies 
needed for the voting machines, including all such forms needed 
for placing on such voting machines, all officers, candidates 
and constitutional amendments and other questions and 
propositions, the ballots for which are required by the election 
laws to be provided by the state when paper ballots are used 
placed on the white, pink, and canary ballots.  The total cost 
of printing and providing all such forms shall be prorated by 
each county auditor so that the state and county will pay each 
its proportionate share based on the total number of candidates 
and questions under the jurisdiction of each.  The state shall 
pay to the county its proportionate share of such cost as herein 
provided, all provisions of the statutes of this state 
notwithstanding.  
    Except as herein provided all ballots (or ballot labels) 
shall be printed in black ink on clear white material of such 
size as will fit the ballot frame of the voting machine or as 
will conform to the requirements of electronic voting systems 
where used, and in as plain clear type as the space will 
reasonably permit.  In primaries where electronic voting systems 
are used, the ballot pages for the partisan primary ballots may 
be different colors or may be otherwise distinctively 
differentiated as between parties and all pages of the partisan 
primary ballot of a single party shall be consecutive without 
the intervention of any pages of any other party.  In a 
prominent place on such ballots there shall be conspicuously 
printed a notice stating in substance the effect of attempting 
to vote in more than one partisan primary.  Preparation of 
separate ballots for use on separate marking devices, each 
ballot containing the partisan primary ballot of only one party, 
shall also be permitted.  Candidates' names may be set in as 
large type as the length of the majority of such names of all 
candidates on the ballot permits and the remaining candidates' 
names may be set in such smaller sizes or styles of type as the 
length of each such name requires based upon the available space 
in the frame of the voting machine or upon the space available 
on any card, paper, booklet, or pages.  Ballots (or ballot 
labels) for constitutional amendments or that portion of the 
ballot containing constitutional amendments shall be printed on 
material tinted pink.  In a prominent place on such ballots, 
there shall be conspicuously printed a notice stating in 
substance that if a voter fails to vote on a constitutional 
amendment he votes, in effect, in the negative.  Ballots (or 
ballot labels) for other questions shall be printed on material 
so tinted as to conform with the laws relating to paper ballots. 
    The authorities charged with the duty of providing ballots 
for any polling place where voting machines are used shall 
provide therefor at least two sample ballots which shall be 
arranged in the form of a diagram showing such part of the face 
of the voting machine as shall be in use at that election for 
voting for all candidates whose names are entitled to be placed 
on the ballot at such election and shall also show such part of 
the face of the voting machine as shall be in use for voting for 
all referendum questions, constitutional amendments, or other 
propositions; the proper authorities shall provide at least two 
sample ballots, ballot cards, or ballot labels which shall be 
arranged in the form of a diagram showing the ballot label 
containing the names of all candidates and propositions to be 
voted upon at that election in each polling place.  Candidates' 
names shall not be rotated on such sample ballots but shall be 
arranged in alphabetical order for all offices where rotation of 
names on the official ballots on the voting machines is required 
by law.  Such sample ballots shall be either in full or reduced 
size and shall contain suitable illustrated directions for 
voting on the voting machine, or for operating a marking device, 
or such illustrated instructions shall be provided on a separate 
poster, to be posted adjacent to each sample ballot.  Not less 
than two such sample ballots shall be posted in a prominent 
place in the polling place and shall remain open to inspection 
by the voters throughout the election day.  
    The county auditor may use a one inch or more space between 
partisan and nonpartisan ballots, but in all cases a canary 
yellow color shall be used as background color on the 
nonpartisan ballots. 
    Sec. 165.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 214.06, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, 
the commissioner of health as authorized by section 214.13, all 
health related licensing boards and all nonhealth related 
licensing boards shall by rule, with the approval of the 
commissioner of finance, adjust any fee which the board is 
empowered to assess a sufficient amount so that the total fees 
collected by each board will as closely as possible equal 
anticipated expenditures during the fiscal biennium, including 
the portion of the general support costs and statewide indirect 
costs of the department providing administrative support 
services to the board that is attributable to the board. 
Examination fees, if any, shall be set by rule so that the total 
amount of annual examination fee income approximately meets the 
anticipated cost of administering the examinations during the 
fiscal biennium.  Fee adjustments authorized under this 
subdivision may be made without a public hearing when the total 
fees estimated to be received during the biennium will not 
exceed 110 percent of the sum of all direct appropriations, 
transfers in, and salary supplements to the board for the 
biennium as provided in section 16A.128.  All fees received 
shall be deposited with the state treasurer and credited to the 
general fund. 
    Sec. 166.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 216B.164, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  [APPLICABILITY.] This section as well as any 
rules promulgated by the commission pursuant to implement this 
section or the public utility regulatory policies act of 1978, 
Pub.L. 95-617, 92 Stat. 3117, and the federal energy regulatory 
commission regulations thereunder, 18 C.F.R. Code of Federal 
Regulations, title 18, part 292, shall apply to all Minnesota 
electric utilities, including cooperative electric associations 
and municipal electric utilities, that become interconnected 
with any qualifying facility as defined in 18 C.F.R. Section 
292.101(b)(1).  
    Sec. 167.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 216B.164, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [PURCHASES; SMALL FACILITIES.] (a) For a 
qualifying facilities facility having less than 40 kilowatt 
capacity, the customer shall be billed for the net energy 
supplied by the utility according to the applicable rate 
schedule for sales to that class of customer.  In the case of 
net input into the utility system by the a qualifying facility 
having less than 40 kilowatt capacity, compensation to the 
customer shall be at a per kilowatt hour rate set by the 
commission determined under paragraph (b) or (c) of this 
subdivision.  
    (b) In setting these rates, the commission shall consider 
the fixed distribution costs to the utility not otherwise 
accounted for in the basic monthly charge and shall ensure that 
the costs charged to the qualifying facility are not 
discriminatory in relation to the costs charged to other 
customers of the utility.  Notwithstanding any other language to 
the contrary in this section, The commission shall set the rates 
for net input into the utility system based on avoided costs as 
defined in 18 C.F.R. the Code of Federal Regulations, title 18, 
section 292.101(b)(6), the factors listed in 18 C.F.R. Code of 
Federal Regulations, title 18, section 292.304, and all other 
relevant factors.  
    (c) Notwithstanding any provision in this chapter to the 
contrary, a qualifying facility having less than 40 kilowatt 
capacity may elect that the compensation for net input by the 
qualifying facility into the utility system shall be at the 
average retail utility energy rate.  "Average retail utility 
energy rate" is defined as the average of the retail energy 
rates, exclusive of special rates based on income, age, or 
energy conservation, according to the applicable rate schedule 
of the utility for sales to that class of customer.  
    (d) If the qualifying facility is interconnected with a 
nongenerating utility which has a sole source contract with a 
municipal power agency or a generation and transmission utility, 
the nongenerating utility may elect to treat its purchase of any 
net input under this subdivision as being made on behalf of its 
supplier and shall be reimbursed by its supplier for any 
additional costs incurred in making the purchase.  Qualifying 
facilities having less than 40 kilowatt capacity may, at the 
customer's option, elect to be governed by the provisions of 
subdivision 4.  
    Sec. 168.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 216B.164, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [DISPUTES.] In the event of disputes between an 
electric utility and a qualifying facility, either party may 
request a determination of the issue by the commission.  In any 
such determination, the burden of proof shall be on the utility. 
The commission in its order resolving each such dispute shall 
require payments to the prevailing party of the prevailing 
party's costs, disbursements, and reasonable attorneys' fees, 
except that the qualifying facility will be required to pay the 
costs, disbursements, and attorneys' fees of the utility only if 
the commission finds that the claims of the qualifying facility 
in the dispute have been made in bad faith, or are a sham, or 
frivolous.  
    Sec. 169.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 216B.164, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 6.  [RULES AND UNIFORM CONTRACT.] (a) The commission 
shall promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this 
section.  The commission shall also establish a uniform 
statewide form of contract for use between utilities and a 
qualifying facility having less than 40 kilowatt capacity.  
    (b) The commission shall require the qualifying facility to 
provide the utility with reasonable access to the premises and 
equipment of the qualifying facility if the particular 
configuration of the qualifying facility precludes disconnection 
or testing of the qualifying facility from the utility side of 
the interconnection with the utility remaining responsible for 
its personnel.  
    (c) The uniform statewide form of contract shall be applied 
to all new and existing interconnections established between a 
utility and a qualifying facility having less than 40 kilowatt 
capacity, except that existing contracts may remain in force 
until written notice of election that the uniform statewide 
contract form applies is given by either party to the other, 
with the notice being of the shortest time period permitted 
under the existing contract for termination of the existing 
contract by either party, but not less than ten nor longer than 
30 days.  
    (d) The commission may promulgate temporary rules for the 
purpose of implementing this section.  The temporary rules are 
subject to sections 14.29 to 14.36.  
    Sec. 170.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 216B.164, 
subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 8.  [CUSTOMER, INTERCONNECTION AND WHEELING CHARGES.] 
(a) Utilities shall be required to interconnect with a 
qualifying facility that offers to provide available energy or 
capacity and that satisfies the requirements of this section.  
    (b) Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to 
excuse the qualifying facility from any obligation for costs of 
interconnection and wheeling in excess of those normally 
incurred by the utility for customers with similar load 
characteristics who are not cogenerators or small power 
producers, or from any fixed charges normally assessed such 
nongenerating customers. 
    Sec. 171.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 216B.164, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITIES.] For purposes of 
this section only, except subdivisions 5 and 7, and with respect 
to municipal electric utilities only, the term "commission" 
means the governing body of each municipal electric utility that 
adopts and has in effect rules implementing this section which 
are consistent with the rules adopted by the Minnesota public 
utilities commission under subdivision 6.  As used in this 
subdivision, the governing body of a municipal electric utility 
means the city council of that municipality; except that, if 
another board, commission, or body is empowered by law or 
resolution of the city council or by its charter to establish 
and regulate rates and days for the distribution of electric 
energy within the service area of the city, that board, 
commission, or body shall be considered the governing body of 
the municipal electric utility.  
    Sec. 172.  [216B.242] [INVERTED RATES.] 
    The commission may initiate a program designed to 
demonstrate the effect of inverted rates on promoting 
conservation by the residential customers of natural gas 
utilities.  Any inverted rates ordered by the commission shall 
present customers with a tailblock price that, to the maximum 
extent practicable, reflects the replacement cost of gas.  Total 
revenues collected from customers involved in this pilot program 
may not exceed those that would be collected under a flat rate. 
The commission may order one public gas utility to implement a 
pilot program of inverted rates for residential customers and to 
monitor the effects of these rates on gas consumption, and on 
costs to residential customers.  The program shall include a 
sufficient number of residential customers to provide 
statistically significant conclusions regarding the effects and 
costs of inverted rates.  The inverted rate schedules and 
monitoring plans shall be prepared in consultation with the 
commissioner of energy, planning and development.  
    Sec. 173.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 216B.44, is 
amended to read: 
    216B.44 [MUNICIPAL SERVICE TERRITORY EXTENSIONS IN ANNEXED 
AREAS; MUNICIPAL PURCHASE.] 
    Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 216B.38 to 
216B.42, whenever a municipality which owns and operates an 
electric utility (a) extends its corporate boundaries through 
annexation or consolidation, or (b) determines to extend its 
service territory within its existing corporate boundaries, the 
municipality shall thereafter furnish electric service to the 
annexed area these areas unless the area is already receiving 
electric service from an electric utility, in which event, the 
annexing municipality may purchase the facilities of the 
electric utility serving the annexed area.  The municipality 
acquiring the facilities shall pay to the electric utility 
formerly serving the annexed area the appropriate value of its 
properties within the area which payment may be by exchange of 
other electric utility property outside the municipality on an 
appropriate basis giving due consideration to revenue from and 
value of the respective properties.  In the event the 
municipality and the electric utility involved are unable to 
agree as to the terms of the payment or exchange, the 
municipality or the electric utility may file an application 
with the commission requesting that the commission determine the 
appropriate terms for the exchange or sale.  After notice and 
hearing, the commission shall determine appropriate terms for an 
exchange, or in the event no appropriate properties can be 
exchanged, the commission shall fix and determine the 
appropriate value of the property within the annexed area, and 
the transfer shall be made as directed by the commission.  In 
making that determination the commission shall consider the 
original cost of the property, less depreciation, loss of 
revenue to the utility formerly serving the area, expenses 
resulting from integration of facilities, and other appropriate 
factors.  Until the determination by the commission, the 
facilities shall remain in place and service to the public shall 
be maintained by the owner.  However, the electric utility being 
displaced, serving the annexed area, shall not extend service to 
any additional points of delivery within the annexed area if the 
commission, after notice and hearing, with due consideration of 
any unnecessary duplication of facilities, shall determine that 
the extension is not in the public interest.  
    When property of a public an electric utility located 
within an area annexed to a municipality which owns and operates 
a public an electric utility is proposed to be acquired by the 
municipality, ratification by the electors is not required.  
    When property of an electric utility located within the 
existing corporate boundaries of a municipality that currently 
operates a municipal electric utility is proposed to be included 
within the service territory of the municipal electric utility, 
ratification by the electors is not required. 
    Sec. 174.  [216B.465] [VOTER RATIFICATION OF MUNICIPAL 
PURCHASE, LIMITED APPLICATION.] 
    The provisions of sections 216B.45 and 216B.46 apply only 
to the purchase of public utility property by a municipality 
that, prior to the time of the purchase, did not operate a 
municipal utility providing the type of utility service 
delivered by the utility property being purchased.  
    In cases where the municipality operates, prior to the 
purchase of public utility property, a municipal utility 
providing the type of utility service delivered by the utility 
property being purchased, the provisions of section 216B.44 
apply and voter ratification is not required. 
    Sec. 175.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 239.10, is 
amended to read: 
    239.10 [ANNUAL INSPECTION.] 
    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 shall be paid by the owner if the inspection is 
performed at his 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 all regular 
inspections and special services by rule pursuant to section 
16A.128.  All moneys collected by the department for its regular 
inspections, special services, fees, and penalties shall be paid 
into the state treasury and credited to the state general fund. 
    Sec. 176.  [270.067] [TAX EXPENDITURE BUDGET.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.] State governmental 
policy objectives are sought to be achieved both by direct 
expenditure of governmental funds and by the granting of special 
and selective tax relief or tax expenditures.  Both direct 
expenditures of governmental funds and tax expenditures have an 
effect on the ability of the state and local governments to 
lower tax rates or to increase expenditures.  As a result, tax 
expenditures should receive a regular and comprehensive review 
by the legislature as to (a) their total cost, (b) their 
effectiveness in achieving their objectives, (c) their effect on 
the fairness and equity of the distribution of the tax burden, 
and (d) the public and private cost of administering tax 
expenditure financed programs.  This section is intended to 
facilitate a regular review of the state and local tax 
expenditure budget by the legislature by providing for the 
preparation of a regular biennial tax expenditure budget.  
    Subd. 2.  [PREPARATION; SUBMISSION.] The commissioner of 
revenue shall prepare a tax expenditure budget for the state. 
The tax expenditure budget report shall be submitted to the 
legislature as a supplement to the governor's budget and at the 
same time as provided for submission of the budget pursuant to 
section 16A.11, subdivision 1.  
    Subd. 3.  [PERIOD COVERED.] The report shall include 
estimates of annual tax expenditures for, at a minimum, a 
three-year period including the two-year period covered in the 
governor's budget submitted in the preceding January pursuant to 
section 16A.11.  
    Subd. 4.  [CONTENTS.] The report shall detail for each tax 
expenditure item the amount of tax revenue foregone, a citation 
of the statutory or other legal authority for the expenditure, 
and the year in which it was enacted or the tax year in which it 
became effective.  The report may contain additional information 
which the commissioner considers relevant to the legislature's 
consideration and review of individual tax expenditure items. 
This may include, but is not limited to, statements of the 
intended purpose of the tax expenditure, analysis of whether the 
expenditure is achieving that objective, and the effect of the 
expenditure device on the distribution of the tax burden and 
administration of the tax system.  
    Subd. 5.  [REVENUE ESTIMATES; LEGISLATIVE BILLS.] Upon 
reasonable notice from the chairman of the house or senate tax 
committee that a bill is scheduled for hearing, the commissioner 
of revenue shall prepare an estimate of the effect on the 
state's tax revenues which would result from the passage of a 
legislative bill establishing, extending, or restricting a tax 
expenditure.  These revenue estimates shall contain the same 
information as provided in subdivision 4 for expenditure items 
contained in the tax expenditure budget, as appropriate.  
    Subd. 6.  [DEFINITIONS.] For purposes of this section, the 
following terms have the meanings given:  
    (1) "Tax expenditure" means a tax provision which provides 
a gross income definition, deduction, exemption, credit, or rate 
for certain persons, types of income, transactions, or property 
that results in reduced tax revenue.  
    (2) "Tax" means any tax of statewide application or any tax 
authorized by state law to be levied by local governments 
generally.  It does not include a special local tax levied 
pursuant to special law or to a special local tax levied 
pursuant to general authority that is no longer applicable to 
local governments generally.  
    Sec. 177.  [273.118] [TAX PAID IN RECOGNITION OF 
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR.] 
    An owner of property classified under section 273.13, 
subdivision 6, 6a, 7, 7d, or 14a, who submits to the 
commissioner of revenue his property tax statement and 
reasonable proof that the owner of the property:  
    (a) is a veteran as defined in section 197.447;  
    (b) was a resident of this state for at least six months 
before entering military service, or has been a resident of this 
state for five consecutive years before submitting the statement 
and proof; and 
    (c) has been awarded the congressional medal of honor;  
shall be paid by the commissioner of revenue within 30 days 
after the commissioner receives the statement and proof the 
amount of the owner's property tax liability as shown on the 
statement, up to $2,000.  The surviving spouse of a property 
owner who has received a payment under this section may receive 
payment of property taxes under this section as long as the 
spouse continues to own and occupy the property for which the 
taxes were paid under this section and the property continues to 
have an eligible classification.  Property taxes paid under this 
section reduce property taxes payable for purposes of chapter 
290A, the Property Tax Refund Act.  
    Sec. 178.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 290.06, 
subdivision 13, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 13.  [GASOLINE AND SPECIAL FUEL TAX REFUND.] Subject 
to the provisions of section 296.18, a credit equal to the 
amount paid by the taxpayer during the taxable year as excise 
tax on gasoline bought and used for any purpose other than use 
in motor vehicles or, snowmobiles, or motorboats, or on special 
fuel bought and used for any purpose other than use in licensed 
motor vehicles may be deducted from any tax due under this 
chapter.  Any amount by which the credit exceeds the tax due 
shall be refunded.  
    Sec. 179.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 290.37, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [PERSONS MAKING RETURNS.] (a) The 
commissioner of revenue shall annually determine the gross 
income levels at which individuals and estates shall be required 
to file a return for each taxable year. 
    In the case of a decedent who has gross income in excess of 
the minimum amount at which an individual is required to file a 
return, The decedent's final income tax return, and all other 
income tax returns for prior years where the decedent had gross 
income in excess of the minimum amount at which an individual is 
required to file and did not file, shall be filed by his or her 
personal representative, if any.  If there is no personal 
representative, the return or returns shall be filed by the 
successors ( transferees as defined in section 524.1-201) 
290.29, subdivision 3, who receive any property of the decedent. 
    The trustee or other fiduciary of property held in trust 
shall file a return with respect to the taxable net income of 
such trust if that exceeds an amount on which a tax at the rates 
herein provided would exceed the specific credits allowed, or if 
the gross income of such trust exceeds $750, if in either case 
such trust belongs to the class of taxable persons. 
    Every corporation shall file a return.  The return in this 
case shall be signed by an officer of the corporation. 
    The receivers, trustees in bankruptcy, or assignees 
operating the business or property of a taxpayer shall file a 
return with respect to the taxable net income of such taxpayer 
if that exceeds an amount on which a tax at the rates herein 
provided would exceed the specific credits allowed. 
     (b) Such return shall (1) be verified or contain a written 
declaration that it is made under the penalties of criminal 
liability for willfully making a false return, and (2) shall 
contain a confession of judgment for the amount of the tax shown 
due thereon to the extent not timely paid. 
    (c) For purposes of this subdivision the term "gross income"
shall mean gross income as defined in section 61 of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1954, as amended through December 31, 1981, 
modified and adjusted in accordance with the provisions of 
sections 290.01, subdivision 20b, clauses (1), (6) and (11), 
290.08, and 290.17. 
    Sec. 180.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 290.44, is 
amended to read: 
    290.44 [PAYMENT OF TAX, WHO MUST PAY.] 
    The taxes imposed by this chapter, and interest and 
penalties imposed with respect thereto, shall be paid by the 
taxpayer upon whom imposed, except in the following cases: 
    (1) The tax due from a decedent for that part of the 
taxable year in which he died during which he was alive and the 
taxes, interest, and penalty due for any and all prior years 
shall be paid by his personal representative, if any.  If there 
is no personal representative, the tax taxes, interest, and 
penalty shall be paid by the successors (transferees, as defined 
in section 524.1-201) 290.29, subdivision 3, to the extent they 
receive property from the decedent.  
    (2) The tax due from an infant or other incompetent person 
shall be paid by his guardian or other person authorized or 
permitted by law to act for him; 
    (3) The tax due from the estate of a decedent shall be paid 
by the personal representative thereof; 
    (4) The tax due from a trust, including those within the 
definition of corporation, shall be paid by the trustee or 
trustees; 
    (5) The tax due from a taxpayer whose business or property 
is in charge of a receiver, trustee in bankruptcy, assignee, or 
other conservator, shall be paid by the person in charge of such 
business or property so far as the tax is due to the income from 
such business or property. 
    Sec. 181.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 296.18, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [GASOLINE OR SPECIAL FUEL USED IN OTHER 
THAN MOTOR VEHICLES.] Any person who shall buy and use gasoline 
for any purpose other than use in motor vehicles or, 
snowmobiles, or motorboats, or special fuel for any purpose 
other than use in licensed motor vehicles, and who shall have 
paid the excise tax directly or indirectly through the amount of 
the tax being included in the price of the gasoline or special 
fuel, or otherwise, shall be eligible to receive the credit 
provided in section 290.06, subdivision 13, in the amount of the 
tax paid by him.  The taxpayer claiming this credit shall 
include with his income tax return information including the 
total amount of the gasoline so purchased and used by him other 
than in motor vehicles, or special fuel so purchased and used by 
him other than in licensed motor vehicles, and shall state when 
and for what purpose it was used.  The words "gasoline" or 
"special fuel" as used in this subdivision do not include 
aviation gasoline or special fuel for aircraft. 
    Sec. 182.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 296.421, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [COMPUTATION OF UNREFUNDED TAX.] The amount of 
unrefunded tax shall be a sum equal to three-fourths of one 
percent of all revenues derived from the excise taxes on 
gasoline, except on gasoline used for aviation purposes, 
together with interest thereon and penalties for delinquency in 
payment, paid or collected pursuant to the provisions of 
sections 296.02 to 296.17, from which shall be subtracted the 
total amount of money refunded for motor boat use pursuant to 
section 296.18.  The amount of such tax shall be computed for 
each six-month period commencing January 1, 1961, and shall be 
paid into the state treasury on November 1 and June 1 following 
each six-month period.  
    Sec. 183.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 298.22, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  (1) The office of commissioner of iron 
range resources and rehabilitation is created.  The commissioner 
shall be appointed by the governor under the provisions of 
section 15.06. 
    (2) The commissioner may hold such other positions or 
appointments as are not incompatible with his duties as 
commissioner of iron range resources and rehabilitation.  The 
commissioner may appoint a deputy commissioner.  All expenses of 
the commissioner, including the payment of such assistance as 
may be necessary, shall be paid out of the amounts appropriated 
by section 298.28, subdivision 1.  The compensation of the 
commissioner shall be set by the governor.  
    (3) When the commissioner shall determine that distress and 
unemployment exists or may exist in the future in any county by 
reason of the removal of natural resources or a possibly limited 
use thereof in the future and the decrease in employment 
resulting therefrom, now or hereafter, he may use such amounts 
of the appropriation made to him in section 298.28, subdivision 
1 as he may determine to be necessary and proper in the 
development of the remaining resources of said county and in the 
vocational training and rehabilitation of its residents.  For 
the purposes of this section, "development of remaining 
resources" includes, but is not limited to, the promotion of 
tourism. 
    Sec. 184.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 309.53, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  Such annual report shall include a financial 
statement covering the immediately preceding 12 months period of 
operation, and shall be executed by any two duly constituted 
officers of the charitable organization, who shall acknowledge 
that it was executed pursuant to resolution of the board of 
directors or trustees, or if there be no such board, then by its 
managing group which has approved the content of the annual 
report.  This annual report shall also include a copy of any tax 
return, including amendments, submitted by the charitable 
organization to the Internal Revenue Service for the period 
covered by the annual report.  
    A charitable organization which files the annual report 
required under this subdivision with the securities and real 
estate division is not required to file the tax return with the 
commissioner of revenue.  An organization which fails to file 
the tax return required under this section is subject to the 
penalties imposed by the commissioner of revenue as set forth in 
section 290.05, subdivisions 4 and 5.  
    Sec. 185.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 309.53, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 3a.  The federal tax return may be filed in lieu of 
other financial statements if it is prepared in accordance with 
generally accepted accounting principles and meets the 
requirements for financial statements set forth in subdivisions 
2, 3, and 4.  
    Sec. 186.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 317.67, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 3.  [FILING FEE.] The secretary of state shall 
collect a fee of $25 from each new nonprofit corporation at the 
time of incorporation.  
    Sec. 187.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, 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 his authority as a prerequisite to filing.  Unless the 
secretary of state finds that any certificate does not conform 
to law, upon receipt of a $10 filing fee he and, in the case of 
a certificate of limited partnership, a $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 his 
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. 188.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 322A.71, is 
amended to read: 
    322A.71 [ISSUANCE OF REGISTRATION.] 
    (a) If the secretary of state finds that an application for 
registration conforms to law and a $10 filing fee and a $50 
initial registration fee has been paid, he the secretary shall: 
    (1) endorse on the application the word "Filed," and the 
month, day and year of the filing thereof; 
    (2) file in his office a duplicate original of the 
application; and 
    (3) issue a certificate of registration to transact 
business in this state. 
    (b) The certificate of registration, together with a 
duplicate original of the application, shall be returned to the 
person who filed the application or his representative. 
    Sec. 189.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 331.02, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 1a.  [FEE.] Every newspaper submitting the statement 
required by subdivision 1, clause (8) shall remit a $25 filing 
fee to the secretary of state at the time of that submission.  
    Sec. 190.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 333.055, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  The secretary of state shall charge and collect:  
    (a) For the filing of each certificate or amended 
certificate of an assumed name - $12 $15 
    (b) Certificate renewal fee - $6 
    Sec. 191.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 333.20, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  The application for registration shall be 
accompanied by a filing fee of $18 $25, payable to the secretary 
of state; provided, however, that a single credit of $10 shall 
be given each applicant applying for re-registration 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. 192.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 345.31, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 3a.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
commissioner of commerce.  
    Sec. 193.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 345.41, is 
amended to read:  
    345.41 [REPORT OF ABANDONED PROPERTY.] 
    (a) Every person holding funds or other property, tangible 
or intangible, presumed abandoned under sections 345.31 to 
345.60 shall report annually to the state treasurer commissioner 
with respect to the property as hereinafter provided. 
    (b) The report shall be verified and shall include: 
    (1) except with respect to traveler's checks and money 
orders, the name, if known, and last known address, if any, of 
each person appearing from the records of the holder to be the 
owner of any property of the value of $10 or more presumed 
abandoned under sections 345.31 to 345.60; 
    (2) in case of unclaimed funds of life insurance 
corporations, the full name of the policyholder, insured or 
annuitant and his last known address according to the life 
insurance corporation's records; 
    (3) the nature and identifying number, if any, or 
description of the property and the amount appearing from the 
records to be due, except that items of value under $10 each may 
be reported in aggregate; 
    (4) the date when the property became payable, demandable 
or returnable, and the date of the last transaction with the 
owner with respect to the property; and 
    (5) other information which the state treasurer 
commissioner prescribes by rule as necessary for the 
administration of sections 345.31 to 345.60. 
    (c) If the person holding property presumed abandoned is a 
successor to other persons who previously held the property for 
the owner, or if the holder has changed his name while holding 
the property, he shall file with his report all prior known 
names and addresses of each holder of the property. 
    (d) The report shall be filed before November 1 of each 
year as of June 30 next preceding, but the report of life 
insurance corporations shall be filed before May 1 of each year 
as of December 31 next preceding.  The state treasurer 
commissioner may postpone the reporting date upon written 
request by any person required to file a report. 
    (e) If the holder of property presumed abandoned under 
sections 345.31 to 345.60 knows the whereabouts of the owner and 
if the owner's claim has not been barred by the statute of 
limitations, the holder shall, before filing the annual report, 
inform the owner of the steps necessary to prevent abandonment 
from being presumed. 
    (f) Verification, if made by a partnership, shall be 
executed by a partner; if made by an unincorporated association 
or private corporation, by an officer, and if made by a public 
corporation, by its chief fiscal officer. 
    (g) Holders of property described in section 345.32 shall 
not impose any charges against property which is described in 
section 345.32, clauses (a), (b) or (c). 
    (h) Any person who has possession of property which he has 
reason to believe will be reportable in the future as unclaimed 
property may, with the permission of the state treasurer 
commissioner, report and deliver such property prior to the date 
required for reporting in accordance with this section. 
    Sec. 194.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 357.08, is 
amended to read: 
    357.08 [PAID BY APPELLANT IN APPEAL TO SUPREME COURT.] 
    In lieu of all charges now provided by law as fees of the 
clerk of the supreme court, There shall be paid by the 
appellant, or moving party or person requiring the service, in 
all cases of appeal, certiorari, habeas corpus, mandamus, 
injunction, prohibition, or other original proceeding, when 
initially filed with the clerk of the appellate courts, the sum 
of $20 $50 to the clerk of the appellate courts.  In addition, 
there shall be paid by the appellant or moving party or person 
the sum of $10 to the court or agency whose decision is sought 
to be reviewed.  No additional filing fee shall be required for 
a petition for accelerated review by the supreme court.  A 
filing fee of $50 shall be paid to the clerk of the appellate 
courts upon the filing of a petition for review from a decision 
of the court of appeals.  
    The clerk shall not file any paper, issue any writ or 
certificate, or perform any service enumerated herein, until the 
payment therefor shall have been made, and when made he shall 
pay such sum into the state treasury as provided for by section 
15A.01.  
    The charges provided for herein shall not apply to 
disbarment proceedings, nor to an action or proceeding by the 
state taken solely in the public interest, where the state is 
the appellant or moving party, nor to copies of the opinions of 
the court furnished by the clerk to the parties before judgment, 
or so furnished to the district judge whose decision is under 
review, or to such law library associations in counties having a 
population exceeding 50,000, as the court may direct. 
    Sec. 195.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 360.302, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  To provide moneys appropriated from time to 
time by the legislature for aeronautics purposes in accordance 
with the Constitution, article 10, sections 4 and 5, and article 
XI, section 5, clause (g), upon request of the commissioner of 
transportation, the state auditor commissioner of finance is 
directed to issue and sell bonds of the state of Minnesota, not 
exceeding the amount required from time to time to meet the 
appropriations so made, for the prompt and full payment of 
which, with the interest thereon, the full faith, credit, and 
taxing powers of the state are hereby irrevocably pledged.  Such 
bonds shall be known as "Minnesota aeronautics bonds."  The 
principal amount thereof shall be credited to the state airports 
fund created by sections 360.017 and 270.077, together with any 
interest received by the state upon investment of such bond 
proceeds, but the accrued interest and any premium received upon 
sale of the bonds shall be credited to the state bond fund and 
except that the principal amount of any bonds authorized to 
refund existing obligations shall be credited to the fund or 
funds from which those obligations are payable. 
    Sec. 196.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 360.302, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  Such bonds shall be issued and sold at not less 
than par upon sealed bids after two weeks published notice, 
unless sold to the state board of investment.  They shall be 
issued and sold in such number of series the manner, at such 
times, in such form and denominations, bearing interest at such 
a rate or rates, maturing on such dates and in amounts, either 
with or without option of prior redemption or subject to 
prepayment upon such notice and at such specified times and 
prices, payable at such a bank or banks, within or without the 
state, with such provisions, if any, for registration, 
conversion, and exchange and for the issuance of temporary bonds 
or notes in anticipation of the sale and delivery of definitive 
bonds, and in accordance with such further regulations as the 
state auditor commissioner of finance may determine, subject to 
any limitations stated in the acts authorizing such bonds and 
appropriating the proceeds thereof (but not subject to the 
provisions of sections 14.02, 14.04 to 14.36, 14.38, 14.44 to 
14.45, and 14.57 to 14.62).  The bonds shall be executed by the 
state auditor commissioner of finance and attested by the state 
treasurer under their official seals.  The signature of one 
signatures of these officers on the face of and the interest 
coupons appertaining to any bond, and their seals, and the 
signatures of both officers on the interest coupons appurtenant 
to any bond, may be printed, lithographed, stamped, or engraved, 
or otherwise reproduced thereon, provided that the signature of 
one of the officers, or of an authorized representative of a 
corporate registrar or other agent designated by the 
commissioner of finance to authenticate the bonds, shall be 
manually subscribed on the face of each bond. 
    Sec. 197.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 360.302, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  The auditor commissioner of finance is authorized 
and directed to ascertain and certify to purchasers of the bonds 
the performance and existence of all acts, conditions, and 
things necessary to make them valid and binding general 
obligations of the state of Minnesota in accordance with their 
terms.  Any act authorizing the issuance of bonds pursuant to 
this section shall, together with this section, constitute 
complete authority for such issue, and such bonds shall not be 
subject to the restrictions or limitations contained in any 
other law. 
    Sec. 198.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 363.02, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [EMPLOYMENT.] The provisions of section 
363.03, subdivision 1, shall not apply to: 
    (1) The employment of any individual 
    (a) by his parent, grandparent, spouse, child, or 
grandchild, or 
    (b) in the domestic service of any person; 
    (2) A religious or fraternal corporation, association, or 
society, with respect to qualifications based on religion, when 
religion shall be a bona fide occupational qualification for 
employment; 
    (3) The employment of one person in place of another, 
standing by itself, shall not be evidence of an unfair 
discriminatory practice; 
    (4) An age restriction applied uniformly and without 
exception to all individuals established by a bona fide 
apprenticeship program established pursuant to chapter 178, 
which limits participation to persons who enter the program 
prior to some specified age and the trade involved in the 
program predominantly involves heavy physical labor or work on 
high structures.  After January 1, 1984, these age restrictions 
are exempt from the provisions of section 363.03, subdivision 1 
only to the extent that they are declared exempt in rules 
adopted by the commissioner according to chapter 14.  The 
commissioner must adopt rules governing this subject before 
January 1, 1984, and is authorized to adopt temporary, as well 
as permanent rules for this purpose.  Neither shall the 
operation of a bona fide seniority system which mandates 
differences in such things as wages, hiring priorities, lay-off 
priorities, vacation credit, and job assignments based on 
seniority, be a violation of the age discrimination provisions 
of section 363.03, subdivision 1, so long as the operation of 
such system is not a subterfuge to evade the provisions of 
chapter 363; 
    (5) With respect to age discrimination, a practice whereby 
a labor organization or employer offers or supplies varying 
insurance benefits or other fringe benefits to members or 
employees of differing ages, so long as the cost to the labor 
organization or employer for such benefits is reasonably 
equivalent for all members or employees; 
    (6) A restriction imposed by state statute, home rule 
charter, ordinance, or civil service rule, and applied uniformly 
and without exception to all individuals, which establishes a 
maximum age for entry into employment as a peace officer or 
firefighter. 
    (7) Nothing in this chapter concerning age discrimination 
shall be construed to validate or permit age requirements which 
have a disproportionate impact on persons of any class otherwise 
protected by section 363.03, subdivision 1 or 5. 
    It is not an unfair employment practice for an employer, 
employment agency or labor organization: 
    (i) to require a person to undergo physical examination for 
purpose of determining the person's capability to perform 
available employment; or 
    (ii) to conduct an investigation as to the person's medical 
history for the purpose of determining the person's capability 
to perform available employment; or 
    (iii) to limit receipt of benefits payable under a fringe 
benefit plan for disabilities to that period of time which a 
licensed physician reasonably determines a person is unable to 
work; or 
    (iv) to provide special safety considerations for pregnant 
women involved in tasks which are potentially hazardous to the 
health of the unborn child, as determined by medical criteria. 
    Sec. 199.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 363.06, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [INQUIRY INTO CHARGE.] (1) Consistent with clause 
(7), when a charge has been filed, the commissioner shall 
promptly inquire into the truth of the allegations of the 
charge.  The commissioner shall make an immediate inquiry when 
necessary to prevent a charging party from suffering irreparable 
loss in the absence of immediate action.  The commissioner shall 
also make an immediate inquiry when it appears that a charge is 
frivolous or without merit and shall dismiss those charges.  On 
all other charges the commissioner shall make a determination 
within 12 months after the charge was filed as to whether or not 
there is probable cause to credit the allegation of unfair 
discriminatory practices, and 
    (2) If the commissioner determines after investigation that 
no probable cause exists to credit the allegations of the unfair 
discriminatory practice, the commissioner shall, within ten days 
of the determination, serve upon the charging party and 
respondent written notice of the determination.  Within ten days 
after receipt of notice, the charging party may request in 
writing on forms prepared by the department that the 
commissioner reconsider his determination.  The request shall 
contain a brief statement of the reasons for and new evidence in 
support of the request for reconsideration.  At the time of 
submission of the request to the commissioner, the charging 
party shall deliver or mail to the respondent a copy of the 
request for reconsideration.  The commissioner shall either 
reaffirm or reverse his determination of no probable cause 
within 20 days after receipt of the request for reconsideration, 
and he shall within ten days notify in writing the charging 
party and respondent of his decision to reaffirm or reverse.  
     A decision by the commissioner that no probable cause 
exists to credit the allegations of an unfair discriminatory 
practice shall not be appealed to district court pursuant to 
section 363.072 or sections 14.63 to 14.68. 
     (3) If the commissioner determines after investigation that 
probable cause exists to credit the allegations of unfair 
discriminatory practices, the commissioner shall serve on the 
respondent and his attorney if he is represented by counsel, by 
first class mail, a notice setting forth a short plain written 
statement of the alleged facts which support the finding of 
probable cause and an enumeration of the provisions of law 
allegedly violated.  If the commissioner determines that 
attempts to eliminate the alleged unfair practices through 
conciliation pursuant to subdivision 5 have been or would be 
unsuccessful or unproductive, the commissioner shall issue a 
complaint and serve on the respondent, by registered or 
certified mail, a written notice of hearing together with a copy 
of the complaint, requiring the respondent to answer the 
allegations of the complaint at a hearing before a hearing 
examiner at a time and place specified in the notice, not less 
than ten days after service of said complaint.  A copy of the 
notice shall be furnished to the charging party and the attorney 
general. 
     (4) If, at any time after the filing of a charge, the 
commissioner has reason to believe that a respondent has engaged 
in any unfair discriminatory practice, the commissioner may file 
a petition in the district court in a county in which the 
subject of the complaint occurs, or in a county in which a 
respondent resides or transacts business, seeking appropriate 
temporary relief against the respondent, pending final 
determination of proceedings under this chapter, including an 
order or decree restraining him from doing or procuring an act 
tending to render ineffectual an order the commissioner may 
enter with respect to the complaint.  The court shall have power 
to grant temporary relief or a restraining order as it deems 
just and proper, but no relief or order extending beyond ten 
days shall be granted except by consent of the respondent or 
after hearing upon notice to the respondent and a finding by the 
court that there is reasonable cause to believe that the 
respondent has engaged in a discriminatory practice.  Except as 
modified by this section, the Minnesota rules of civil procedure 
shall apply to an application, and the district court shall have 
authority to grant or deny the relief sought on conditions as it 
deems just and equitable.  All hearings under this section shall 
be given precedence as nearly as practicable over all other 
pending civil actions. 
     (5) If a lessor, after he has engaged in a discriminatory 
practice defined in section 363.03, subdivision 2, clause (1), 
(a), leases or rents a dwelling unit to a person who has no 
knowledge of the practice or of the existence of a charge with 
respect to the practice, the lessor shall be liable for actual 
damages sustained by a person by reason of a final order as 
provided in this section requiring the person to be evicted from 
the dwelling unit. 
    (6) In any complaint issued under this section, the 
commissioner may seek relief for a class of individuals affected 
by an unfair discriminatory practice occurring on or after a 
date six months prior to the filing of the charge from which the 
complaint originates. 
    (7) The commissioner may adopt policies to determine which 
charges are processed and the order in which charges are 
processed based on their particular social or legal 
significance, administrative convenience, difficulty of 
resolution, or other standard consistent with the provisions of 
this chapter. 
    Sec. 200.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 363.06, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4a.  [TEMPORARY RULES.] The commissioner may adopt 
temporary rules pursuant to chapter 14 to carry out the purposes 
of this section.  Temporary and permanent rules adopted pursuant 
to this subdivision apply to cases pending before the 
commissioner on the date of adoption.  
    Sec. 201.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 363.071, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [DETERMINATION OF DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE.] The 
hearing examiner shall make findings of fact and conclusions of 
law, and if the hearing examiner finds that the respondent has 
engaged in an unfair discriminatory practice, the hearing 
examiner shall issue an order directing the respondent to cease 
and desist from the unfair discriminatory practice found to 
exist and to take such affirmative action as in the judgment of 
the examiner will effectuate the purposes of this chapter.  Such 
order shall be a final decision of the department.  The examiner 
shall order any respondent found to be in violation of any 
provision of section 363.03 to pay a civil penalty to the 
state.  This penalty is in addition to compensatory and punitive 
damages to be paid to an aggrieved party.  The hearing examiner 
shall determine the amount of the civil penalty to be paid, 
taking into account the seriousness and extent of the violation, 
the public harm occasioned by the violation, whether the 
violation was intentional, and the financial resources of the 
respondent.  Any penalties imposed under this provision shall be 
paid into the general fund of the state.  In all cases the 
examiner may order the respondent to pay an aggrieved party, who 
has suffered discrimination, compensatory damages, including 
damages for mental anguish or suffering, and, in all cases, may 
also order the respondent to pay an aggrieved party, who has 
suffered discrimination, punitive damages in an amount not more 
than $6,000.  Punitive damages shall be awarded pursuant to 
section 549.20.  In any case where a political subdivision is a 
respondent the total of punitive damages awarded an aggrieved 
party may not exceed $6,000 and in that case if there are two or 
more respondents the punitive damages may be apportioned among 
them.  Punitive damages may only be assessed against a political 
subdivision in its capacity as a corporate entity and no regular 
or ex officio member of a governing body of a political 
subdivision shall be personally liable for payment of punitive 
damages pursuant to this subdivision.  In addition to the 
aforesaid remedies, in a case involving discrimination in 
    (a) employment, the examiner may order the hiring, 
reinstatement or upgrading of an aggrieved party, who has 
suffered discrimination, with or without back pay, admission or 
restoration to membership in a labor organization, or his 
admission to or participation in an apprenticeship training 
program, on-the-job-training program, or other retraining 
program, or any other relief the examiner deems just and 
equitable. 
    (b) housing, the examiner may order the sale, lease, or 
rental of the housing accommodation or other real property to an 
aggrieved party, who has suffered discrimination, or the sale, 
lease or rental of a like accommodation or other real property 
owned by or under the control of the person against whom the 
complaint was filed, according to terms as listed with a real 
estate broker, or if no such listing has been made, as otherwise 
advertised or offered by the vendor or lessor, or any other 
relief the examiner deems just and equitable. 
    The examiner shall cause the findings of fact, conclusions 
of law, and order to be served on the respondent personally, the 
charging party by registered or certified mail, and shall 
furnish copies to the attorney general and the commissioner. 
    Sec. 202.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 453.54, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 7a.  It may invest in various technologies to 
minimize long-run costs of providing electrical services to 
consumers.  These investments include energy conservation 
measures and renewable resources.  
    Sec. 203.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 462A.02, 
subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 10.  It is further declared that supplies of 
conventional energy resources are rapidly depleting in quantity 
and rising in price and that the burden of these occurrences 
falls heavily upon the citizens of Minnesota generally and 
persons of low and moderate income in particular.  These 
conditions are adverse to the health, welfare, and safety of all 
of the citizens of this state.  It is further declared that it 
is a public purpose to ensure the availability of financing to 
be used by low and moderate income people all citizens of the 
state, while giving preference to low and moderate income 
people, to install assist in the installation in their dwellings 
of reasonably priced energy conserving systems using including 
the use of alternative energy resources and equipment so that by 
the improvement of the energy efficiency of all housing, the 
adequacy of the total energy supply may be preserved for the 
benefit of all citizens.  
    Sec. 204.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 462A.05, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 14b.  It may agree to purchase, make, or otherwise 
participate in the making, and may enter into commitments for 
the purchase, making, or participating in the making, of loans 
to persons and families, without limitations relating to the 
maximum incomes of the borrowers, to assist in energy 
conservation rehabilitation measures for existing housing owned 
by those persons or families including, but not limited to: 
weatherstripping and caulking, chimney construction or 
improvement, furnace or space heater repair, cleaning or 
replacement, insulation, storm windows and doors, and structural 
or other directly related repairs essential for energy 
conservation.  Loans shall be made only when the agency 
determines that financing is not otherwise available, in whole 
or in part, from private lenders upon equivalent terms and 
conditions.  
    Sec. 205.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 462A.05, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 18a.  The agency may make loans, with or without 
interest, and with security for repayment, if any, the agency 
determines reasonably necessary and practicable, for the 
financing of innovative housing as described in this section.  
    (a) The housing shall be cooperative or rental multifamily 
housing which is designed to provide long-term affordability and 
which is either owned and operated on a nonprofit cooperative 
basis by the residents, or owned by a limited-dividend entity 
and operated by a residents association.  
    (b) Occupancy shall be restricted to persons and families 
of low and moderate income as defined in section 462A.03, 
subdivision 10; provided that the agency shall give priority to 
proposals that will provide housing to persons and families 
whose income is 50 percent or less of the statewide median 
family income, as estimated by the United States department of 
housing and urban development.  
    (c) A democratic residents association shall have 
substantial control over the operation and management of the 
housing and over the filling of housing unit vacancies.  
    (d) A training and education program shall be developed by 
the loan recipient and made available to residents to help them 
organize and operate the residents association, understand their 
legal rights and financial interests regarding the property, and 
manage and maintain the property.  The agency shall ensure that 
a training and education program has been developed prior to 
approving any loan under this section.  
    Sec. 206.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 462A.05, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 23.  The agency may participate in loans or establish 
a fund to insure loans, or portions of loans, that are made by 
any banking institution, savings and loan association, or other 
lender approved by the agency, organized under the laws of this 
or any other state or of the United States having an office in 
this state, to owners of renter occupied homes or apartments 
that do not comply with standards set forth in section 116J.27, 
subdivision 3, without limitations relating to the maximum 
incomes of the owners or tenants.  The proceeds of the insured 
portion of the loan must be used to pay the costs of 
improvements, including all related structural and other 
improvements, that will reduce energy consumption.  
    Sec. 207.  [462A.072] [PROVISION OF FINANCIAL EXPERTISE TO 
OTHER AGENCIES.] 
    Upon request of the commissioner of energy, planning and 
development, the director shall provide financial management 
assistance to the small business finance agency.  Reimbursement 
for these services shall be at a reasonable rate established by 
negotiation between the director and the commissioner of energy, 
planning and development.  
    Sec. 208.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 462A.21, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 4j.  It may expend money for the purposes of section 
462A.05, subdivision 23, and may pay the costs and expenses for 
the development and operation of the program.  
    Sec. 209.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 462A.21, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 9a.  It may create a revolving fund to be used to 
make loans to encourage innovative multifamily housing pursuant 
to section 462A.05, subdivision 18a.  
    Sec. 210.  [462A.27] [RULES.] 
    The agency may adopt temporary and permanent rules for the 
efficient administration of sections 204, 205, and 206.  The 
temporary rules need not be adopted in compliance with chapter 
14 and are effective for 360 days or until the permanent rules 
are adopted, whichever occurs first.  The temporary rules are 
effective upon adoption by the agency and shall be published in 
the state register as soon thereafter as possible.  
    Sec. 211.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 471.345, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [ENERGY EFFICIENCY SERVICE CONTRACTS.] 
Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a municipality may 
enter into a contract to purchase by installment payments 
capital or other equipment or services intended to improve the 
energy efficiency of buildings or facilities owned by the 
municipality provided that:  
    (a) the term of the contract does not exceed ten years;  
    (b) the entire cost of the contract is a percentage of the 
resultant savings in energy costs;  
    (c) the contract for purchase is based on a competitive 
basis; and 
    (d) the municipality may unilaterally cancel the agreement 
if the governing board of the municipality fails to appropriate 
money to continue the contract.  
    Sec. 212.  [471.365] [LOCAL GOVERNMENT PURCHASES.] 
    A bid received by a local unit of government on a contract 
for purchase of goods shall not be considered as the lowest bid 
if it is a product of a prison industry other than one located 
in Minnesota.  
    Sec. 213.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 473.833, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [COUNTY SITE SELECTION AUTHORITIES.] Each 
metropolitan county shall establish a site selection authority.  
By June 1, 1983, each site selection authority shall select 
specific sites within the county from the council's disposal 
site inventory, in accordance with the procedures established by 
the council under section 473.149, subdivision 2e, and in a 
number equal to that required by the council to be acquired by 
the county.  Each site selection authority shall be composed of 
the county board, plus one member appointed by the governing 
body of each city or town within the county containing a site in 
the council's disposal site inventory or the majority of the 
land contained within such a site.  If the number of members on 
the site selection authority who reside in a city or town 
containing all or part of a site or buffer area is equal to or 
greater than the number of members who do not, the chairman of 
the county board shall appoint to the authority an additional 
member or members, residing within the county but not within a 
city or town containing all or part of a site or buffer area, 
sufficient to assure a majority of one on the authority of 
members residing in cities and towns not containing all or any 
part of a site or buffer area.  The chairman of the county board 
shall be the chairman of the site selection authority.  If a 
site selection authority has not selected the requisite number 
of sites in accordance with the council's standards, criteria, 
and procedures by June 1, 1983, the council shall make the 
selection.  A county is not required to develop a solid waste 
disposal facility in any municipality in which a mixed municipal 
solid waste resource recovery facility having a capacity greater 
than 400 tons per day is located if the council finds that the 
capacity and number of disposal facilities required by the 
development schedule in that county can be provided in that 
county without development of the solid waste disposal facility. 
    Sec. 214.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 480.09, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  All moneys collected shall be paid into the state 
treasury and shall be added to the current biennial 
appropriation are appropriated to the state law librarian for 
the library purposes.  Separate accounts shall be maintained for 
book sales receipts, the book purchasing service, and 
computer-assisted legal research.  
    Sec. 215.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 480.241, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [TRANSMITTAL OF SURCHARGE TO SUPREME COURT.] 
Notwithstanding any other law or rule to the contrary, all 
surcharges collected pursuant to subdivision 1 shall be 
transmitted monthly by the district, county and conciliation 
court clerks and municipal court administrators to the supreme 
court for deposit in a legal services account in the general 
special revenue fund. 
    Sec. 216.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 480A.01, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [TEMPORARY NUMBER OF JUDGES.] On July 1, 1983 
November 1, 1983, the court of appeals shall consist of six 
judges.  On January 1, 1984 April 1, 1984, an additional six 
judges shall be added. 
    Sec. 217.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 514.19, is 
amended to read: 
    514.19 [RIGHT OF DETAINER.] 
    Such A lien and right of detainer shall exist exists for: 
    (1) Transporting property from one place to another but not 
as a carrier under article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code; 
    (2) Keeping or storing property as a bailee but not as a 
warehouseman under article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code; 
    (3) Keeping, feeding, pasturing, or otherwise caring for 
domestic animals or other beasts, including medical or surgical 
treatment thereof and shoeing the same; 
    (4) The use and storage of molds and patterns in the 
possession of the fabricator belonging to the customer for the 
balance due from the customer for fabrication work;  
    (5) Making, altering or repairing any article, or expending 
any labor, skill or material thereon on it.  
    Such The liens shall embrace all lawful charges against 
such the property paid to any other person by the person 
claiming such the lien, and the price or value of such the care, 
storage or contribution and all reasonable disbursements 
occasioned by the detention or sale of the property. 
    Sec. 218.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 514.92, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  Every duly licensed and registered 
veterinarian shall have a lien for all veterinary services over 
$25 rendered upon any animal or animals at the request of the 
owner or lawful possessor of same, including but not limited to 
surgical procedures, vaccines, antisera, virus, antibiotics, or 
other veterinary treatment, from the date of filing such the 
lien.  Within 60 180 days from the day on which said the 
treatment was completed, the claimant of such the lien shall 
file in the appropriate filing office under the Uniform 
Commercial Code, Minnesota Statutes, section 336.9-401, a 
verified lien statement setting forth the kind and number of 
animals treated, the price agreed upon reasonable value for such 
the treatment, which shall not exceed the reasonable value of 
such treatment or services rendered, or the price contracted 
between the parties, the name of the person for whom such the 
treatment was done, the description reasonable identification of 
the animal or group of animals treated, and if branded, the 
brand thereon, dates when the treatment was commenced and was 
completed, the name of the owner, or reputed owner, of such the 
animals, the name and address of the veterinarian claiming the 
lien.  Within one year after the date the last service was 
rendered, but not thereafter, the lien claimant may foreclose 
his lien in the manner prescribed for security interests under 
article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. 
    Sec. 219.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 546.27, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  At least annually, the board on judicial 
standards shall annually review the compliance of each district, 
county, municipal, or probate judge with the provisions of 
subdivision 1.  To facilitate this review, the director of the 
state judicial information system shall notify the executive 
secretary of the state board on judicial standards when a matter 
exceeds 90 days without a disposition.  The board shall notify 
the commissioner of finance of each judge not in compliance.  If 
the board finds that a judge has compelling reasons for 
noncompliance, it may decide not to issue the notice.  Upon 
notification that a judge is not in compliance, the commissioner 
of finance shall not pay the salary of that judge.  The board 
may cancel a notice of noncompliance upon finding that a judge 
is in compliance, but in no event shall a judge be paid a salary 
for the period in which the notification of noncompliance was in 
effect. 
    Sec. 220.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 648.39, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [SALE PRICE.] The sale price for each edition of 
Minnesota Statutes is the actual cost of composition, printing, 
binding, and distribution of all books ordered, but not less 
than $75.  The sale prices of each edition of the Laws of 
Minnesota and supplement to the Minnesota Statutes are not less 
than the actual cost of composition, printing, binding and 
distribution of all books ordered, but not less than $25 $10.  
The revisor of statutes shall fix the sale prices of paper back 
editions of each of the publications or pamphlets published 
pursuant to section 648.43.  Receipts from the sale of the 
Minnesota Statutes, supplement to the Minnesota Statutes, and 
Laws of Minnesota, and any pamphlets shall be deposited in the 
general fund. 
    Sec. 221.  Laws 1976, chapter 314, section 3, is amended to 
read: 
    Sec. 3.  This act is effective upon final enactment.  The 
board shall expire on June 30, 1983.  
    Sec. 222.  Laws 1980, chapter 564, article XII, section 1, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
     Subd. 3.  WASTE MANAGEMENT 
BOARD.                               15,718,000 
This appropriation is available for 
the following purposes: 
(a) General Operations and Management. 
Approved Complement - 14.  These  
positions are in the unclassified service 
and their continuation is dependent 
upon the availability of money from 
appropriations in this subdivision.  
When these appropriations have been 
expended the positions shall be cancelled 
and the approved complement reduced 
accordingly.  The annual salary of the 
full-time chairperson of the board 
shall be $45,000. 
(b) Acquisition of Sites and 
Buffer Areas for Hazardous Waste 
Facilities                            6,200,000 
This appropriation is from the state 
waste management fund, to be spent 
pursuant to article II, section 3, 
subdivision 4.  Up to $1,200,000 
$3,200,000 is available for expenditure 
before June 30, 1981 for costs of staff 
and independent professional services 
needed for the selection and acquisition 
of sites. 
(c) Waste Processing Facility 
Demonstration Program                 8,800,000 
This appropriation is from the state 
waste management fund, to be spent 
pursuant to article VI, sections 4 
and 6.  Up to 5 percent is available 
for administration and technical and 
professional services. 
    Sec. 223.  Laws 1980, chapter 614, section 192, is amended 
to read: 
    Sec. 192.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Except as otherwise provided in this act, this act is 
effective the day following final enactment.  Section 55 is 
effective retroactive to April 1, 1980.  Sections 87 and 88 are 
effective for any notice of the objects of the petition served 
after the day following final enactment.  Sections 85 and 86 are 
effective for each district named in section 86 upon approval by 
a majority of the board of managers of the respective districts, 
and upon compliance with the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, 
section 645.021.  Sections 168 to 180 are effective upon 
approval by resolution of the St. Paul city council.  The 
resolution shall be adopted after published notice to the public 
and public hearing.  Sections 37 to 39, 49, 51, 57, 60 to 68, 70 
to 74, 79, 81 to 83, 89, 101 to 123, 126, 128, 135 to 145, 148, 
152, and 155, are effective July 1, 1980.  Section 187 is 
effective July 1, 1980 and expires June 30, 1983.  Pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, Section 645.023, Subdivision 1, Clause (b), 
section 155 is effective without local approval July 1, 1980.  
Section 157 is effective March 1, 1981 and applies to causes of 
action accruing on or after that date.  Section 191, subdivision 
2 is effective July 1, 1981. 
    Sec. 224.  Laws 1982, Third Special Session chapter 1, 
article II, section 2, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [STATE DEPARTMENTS.] 
    The general fund appropriations in Laws 1981, chapters 306, 
346; and 356; as amended by Laws 1981, First Special Session 
chapter 4, article 4, are reduced by the listed amounts: 
(a) Legislature                                     ($119,800) 
The amounts that are reduced from 
each appropriation are as follows: 
     (1)  Revisor of Statutes 
                           1983 
                         (49,800) 
     (2)  Legislative Auditor 
                         (70,000) 
(b)  Supreme Court                                    (35,000) 
(c)  Contingent Accounts - 
         General                                     (200,000) 
         Fuel and Utilities                        (1,000,000) 
(d)  Attorney General                                 (50,000) 
(e)  Executive Council                             (1,000,000) 
(f)  Investment Board                                 (67,000) 
(g)  Administration                                  (166,000)
(h)  Finance                                         (145,000) 
(i)  Employee Relations                               (50,000) 
(j)  Revenue                                         (315,000)
(k)  Agriculture                                      (88,500) 
 $62,000 of this reduction is in the 
appropriation for flood plain 
management grants in the southern 
Minnesota river basin study area two, 
administered by the soil and water 
conservation board. 
 (l)  Animal Health, Board of                         (100,000) 
(m)  Natural Resources                             (1,273,000) 
The amounts that are reduced from 
each program are as follows: 
     (1)  Field Services Support 
                         (133,000) 
     (2)  Water Resources Management 
                         (471,000) 
 Notwithstanding the provisions of 
Minnesota Statutes, section 105.392, 
subdivision 2, during the period ending 
July 1, 1983, the commissioner shall 
enter into agreements for the 
conservation of wetlands for a period 
of ten years, but the commissioner may 
obligate funds for payment at one year 
intervals for fiscal year 1983, subject 
to the availability of appropriated 
funds, if this condition is included in 
the agreement. 
     (3)  Mineral Resources Management  
                         (115,000) 
     (4)  Forest Management 
                         (198,000) 
     (5)  Parks and Recreation Management 
                         (100,000) 
     (6)  Enforcement 
                           (7,000) 
     (7)  Planning and Research 
                          (13,000) 
     (8)  Trails and Waterways Management 
                         (236,000) 
 In addition to the above reductions, it 
is estimated that $350,000 of the open 
appropriation for payments in lieu of 
taxes on natural resources land 
pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
477A.12, will be cancelled. 
 It is also estimated that, if the 
department of natural resources 
deficiencies for workers' compensation 
and unemployment compensation are fully 
funded according to the November 17, 
1982 estimate, the sum of $541,000 will 
cancel to the general fund. 
(n)  Zoological Board                                 (35,000) 
 Admission fees shall be raised to the 
limits provided in Laws 1981, chapter 
356, section 26.  It is estimated that 
this fee increase will generate 
$115,000 in non-dedicated revenue for 
the general fund. 
(o)  Pollution Control Agency                        (650,000) 
(p)  Energy, Planning and Development                (358,000) 
(q)  Natural Resources Acceleration (LCMR)         (1,399,600) 
 The legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources shall apportion this 
appropriation reduction, and previous 
reductions, among the several programs 
and activities in Laws 1981, chapter 
356, section 31; and also among the 
programs in Laws 1977, chapter 421, 
sections 12 and 13; Laws 1979, chapter 
301, sections 3 and 6; and Laws 1981, 
chapter 304, section 4, to the extent 
that the reductions will result in 
reductions in expenditures from the 
general fund by June 30, 1983.  
Appropriation reductions apportioned by 
the legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources during the 1981-83 biennium 
shall not be treated as cancelations 
available for expenditure in subsequent 
bienniums. 
(r)  Labor and Industry                               (50,000) 
(s)  Military Affairs                                (127,000) 
(t)  Veterans Affairs                                (445,000) 
 The non-dedicated receipt limitation in 
Laws 1981, chapter 356, section 36, for 
fiscal year 1983 is removed. 
(u)  Human Rights                                     (10,000) 
(v)  Retirement Contributions                     (42,213,600) 
 The amounts that are reduced from the 
various appropriations are as follows: 
     (1)  State Agencies 
                      (9,781,600) 
Beginning with the first full pay 
period after December 28, 1982 and 
ending with the last full pay period 
before July 1, 1983, employer 
retirement contributions for the 
following employees are reduced by four 
percent of salary:  legislators, 
judges, and constitutional officers, 
pursuant to Laws 1981, chapter 356, 
section 48; state employees, pursuant 
to sections 352.04, subdivision 3; and 
352D.04, subdivision 2; correctional 
employees, pursuant to section 352.92, 
subdivision 2; highway patrol 
employees, pursuant to section 352B.02, 
subdivision 1; and members of the 
teachers retirement association 
employed by state agencies, pursuant to 
section 354.42, subdivisions 3 and 5.  
The commissioner of finance shall 
apportion this reduction among the 
appropriations made to the several 
state agencies.  
Beginning with the first full pay 
period after December 28, 1982 and 
ending with the last full pay period 
before January 1, 1984 July 1, 1983, 
the employee retirement contributions 
for the following employees are 
increased by two percent of salary:  
legislators, pursuant to section 3A.03, 
subdivision 1; judges, pursuant to 
sections 490.102, subdivision 8, and 
490.123, subdivision 1, except that 
this clause relating to judges and the 
companion provision relating to 
appropriations for employer 
contributions for judges are expressly 
declared to be severable from the 
remaining provisions of this item (1); 
constitutional officers, pursuant to 
section 352C.09, subdivision 1; state 
employees, pursuant to sections 352.04, 
subdivision 2; and 352D.04, subdivision 
2; correctional employees, pursuant to 
section 352.92, subdivision 1; highway 
patrol employees, pursuant to section 
352B.02, subdivision 1; and members of 
the teachers retirement association 
employed by state agencies, pursuant to 
section 354.42, subdivision 2.  These 
increased employee contributions shall 
be posted to each individual employee's 
retirement account.    
 In addition to the appropriation 
reduction in this item (1), the 
commissioner of finance shall reduce 
allotments for grants-in-aid or other 
payments from the general fund to state 
and semi-state agencies that employ 
members of the Minnesota state 
retirement system but are not on the 
state payroll system including, but not 
limited to, the Minnesota historical 
society, state horticultural society, 
Minnesota crop improvement association, 
and the state agricultural society, to 
reflect the savings to those agencies 
as a result of the reduced employer 
contributions provided in this item (1).
     (2)  University of Minnesota 
                       (1,512,000) 
 This reduction is attributable to the 
decrease in employer retirement 
contributions required by item (1) for 
university employees who are members of 
the Minnesota state retirement system. 
 This reduction is in the appropriations 
made to the University of Minnesota in 
Laws 1981, chapter 359, sections 7 to 
10, allocated among the various 
appropriation accounts by the 
commissioner of finance.  
     (3)  Metropolitan Agencies 
                       (1,080,000) 
 This reduction is in the appropriations 
for public transit made to the 
metropolitan transit commission in Laws 
1981, chapter 363, section 55, 
subdivision 1, allocated among the 
various appropriation accounts by the 
commissioner of finance. 
 In addition to the appropriation 
reduction in this item (3), the 
commissioner of finance shall reduce 
allotments for homestead credits or 
other payments from the general fund to 
the metropolitan council, metropolitan 
waste control commission, metropolitan 
sports facilities commission and other 
metropolitan agencies that employ 
members of the Minnesota state 
retirement system to reflect the 
savings to those agencies as a result 
of the reduced employer contributions 
provided in item (1).  
     (4)  Public Employees Retirement 
          Association 
Beginning with the first full pay 
period after December 28, 1982 and 
ending with the last full pay period 
before January 1, 1984 July 1, 1983, 
the employee retirement contributions 
for the following employees are 
increased by two percent of salary:  
public employees, pursuant to section 
353.27, subdivision 2; and police and 
firefighters, pursuant to section 
353.65, subdivision 2.  These increased 
employee contributions shall be posted 
to each individual employee's 
retirement account.  It is estimated 
that these increased contributions will 
amount to $24,440,800 by January 1, 
1984.     
 Beginning with the first full pay 
period after December 28, 1982 and 
ending with the last full pay period 
before July 1, 1983, upon each credit 
of employer contributions to the public 
employees retirement fund and the 
public employees police and fire fund, 
a portion of the employer contribution 
equal to four percent of salary shall 
be paid from the public employees 
retirement fund and the public 
employees police and fire fund to the 
state treasury and credited to the 
general fund.  It is estimated that 
these payments will amount to 
$24,440,800 by July 1, 1983.  
     (5)  Municipal Employees Retirement 
          Fund 
Beginning with the first full pay 
period after December 28, 1982 and 
ending with the last full pay period 
before January 1, 1984 July 1, 1983, 
the employee retirement contribution 
for Minneapolis employees, pursuant to 
section 422A.10, is increased by two 
percent of salary.  These increased 
employee contributions shall be posted 
to each individual employee's 
retirement account.  It is estimated 
that these increased contributions will 
amount to $1,800,000 by January 1, 
1984.     
 Beginning with the first full pay 
period after December 28, 1982 and 
ending with the last full pay period 
before July 1, 1983, upon each credit 
of employer contributions to the 
municipal employees retirement fund, a 
portion of the employer contribution 
equal to four percent of salary shall 
be paid from the municipal employees 
retirement fund to the state treasury 
and credited to the general fund.  It 
is estimated that these payments will 
amount to $1,800,000 by July 1, 1983.  
     (6)  Local Police and Salaried 
          Firefighters Relief 
          Associations 
Beginning with the first full pay 
period after December 28, 1982 and 
ending with the last full pay period 
before January 1, 1984 July 1, 1983, 
the employee retirement contributions 
for members of local police and 
salaried firefighters relief 
associations that receive amortization 
state aid pursuant to section 423A.02 
are increased by two percent of 
salary.  These increased employee 
contributions shall be posted to each 
individual employee's retirement 
account.  It is estimated that these 
increased contributions will amount to 
$1,790,400 by January 1, 1984.   
Beginning with the first full pay 
period after December 28, 1982 and 
ending with the last full pay period 
before July 1, 1983, upon each credit 
of employer contributions to the local 
police and salaried firefighters relief 
association retirements funds, a 
portion of the employer contribution 
equal to four percent of salary shall 
be paid from the retirement funds to 
the state treasury and credited to the 
general fund.  It is estimated that 
these payments will amount to 
$1,790,400 by July 1, 1983.    
     (7)  Teachers Statewide 
                       (26,400,000) 
 Beginning with the first full pay 
period after December 28, 1982 and 
ending with the last full pay period 
before July 1, 1983, the employer 
retirement contribution for teachers 
employed by political subdivisions, 
pursuant to section 354.42, 
subdivisions 3 and 5, shall be reduced 
by four percent of salary.  
Beginning with the first full pay 
period after December 28, 1982 and 
ending with the last full pay period 
before January 1, 1984 July 1, 1983, 
the employee retirement contribution 
for teachers employed by political 
subdivisions, pursuant to section 
354.42, subdivision 2, shall be 
increased by two percent of salary.  
These increased contributions shall be 
posted to each individual employee's 
retirement account.    
 School district teachers on extended 
leave of absence pursuant to section 
125.60 and receiving employer 
contributions pursuant to section 
354.094 and school district teachers 
teaching part-time pursuant to section 
354.66, shall not have their employer 
contributions reduced or employee 
contributions increased as provided in 
this item (7). 
     (8)  Teachers in First Class Cities 
                       (3,440,000) 
 Beginning with the first full pay 
period after December 28, 1982 and 
ending with the last full pay period 
before July 1, 1983, the employer 
retirement contributions for teachers 
in Duluth, Minneapolis, and St. Paul, 
pursuant to section 354A.12, 
subdivision 2, shall be reduced by four 
percent of salary.  The commissioner of 
finance shall apportion this reduction 
among the appropriations to the 
teachers retirement associations in 
cities of the first class.  
Beginning with the first full pay 
period after December 28, 1982 and 
ending with the last full pay period 
before January 1, 1984 July 1, 1983, 
the employee retirement contribution 
for teachers in Duluth, Minneapolis, 
and St. Paul, pursuant to section 
354A.12, subdivision 1, shall be 
increased by two percent of salary.  
These increased contributions shall be 
posted to each individual employee's 
retirement account.    
 Teachers on extended leave pursuant to 
section 125.60 and receiving employer 
contributions pursuant to section 
354A.091 and teachers teaching 
part-time pursuant to section 354A.094, 
shall not have their employer 
contributions reduced or employee 
contributions increased as provided in 
this item (8). 
     (9)  Pension Fund Reimbursements 
The sum of $8,480,000 is 
appropriated from the general fund 
to the commissioner of finance for 
apportionment to the several pension 
funds for the following purposes:  
$5,840,000 to reimburse the
funds for any amount by which the 
increased employee contributions 
received by January 1, 1984 July 1, 1983
are less than the reduced employer 
contributions received by July 1, 1983;
$2,000,000 to reimburse 
the funds for the loss of investment 
income they suffer, as determined by 
the commissioner of finance, because 
the reduced employer contributions 
received by July 1, 1983 are not 
matched by increased employee 
contributions until January 1, 1984; 
and $640,000 to fund increased 
contribution refunds due to the 
increased employee contributions 
required by this section.   This 
appropriation is available until 
June 30, 1984. 
     (10)  Notwithstanding Laws 1982, 
chapter 641, article I, section 2, 
subdivision 1, paragraph (i), item (1), 
the increase in contribution rates 
required by that item shall be adjusted 
to reflect the changes in contribution 
rates required by this section.  
    Sec. 225.  [REIMBURSEMENT OF EXCESS PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [REIMBURSEMENT REQUIRED.] Any public 
employee or official who retires from January 1, 1983 to June 
30, 1985, and whose pension contributions were increased by Laws 
1982, Third Special Session chapter 1, article 2, section 2, 
subdivision 1, paragraph (v), must be reimbursed for the amount 
of increased contributions paid by the official or employee 
because of that law.  Reimbursement must be in a lump sum to the 
employee or official, or his or her survivor, at the same time 
as the first annuity payment.  The amount of the reimbursement 
is the amount that the employee's or official's contributions 
increased because of Laws 1982, Third Special Session chapter 1, 
article 2, section 2, subdivision 1, paragraph (v) plus interest 
at the then current rate paid on refunds by the relief or 
retirement association.  Reimbursement shall be paid by the 
retirement or relief association to which the employee belongs.  
    Subd. 2.  [STATE PAYMENTS TO RETIREMENT ASSOCIATIONS.] In 
the first month of each fiscal year, each retirement or relief 
association shall submit to the commissioner of finance a 
statement of the amount of reimbursements that the retirement or 
relief association paid under subdivision 1 in the prior January 
1 to December 31 calendar year.  The commissioner of finance 
shall then pay to the retirement or relief association the 
amount indicated in the statement.  
    Sec. 226.  [REIMBURSEMENT OF EXCESS PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS; 
STATE UNCLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [REIMBURSEMENT REQUIRED.] From January 1, 
1983 to June 30, 1985, any participant in the state unclassified 
employees retirement program whose pension contributions were 
increased by Laws 1982, Third Special Session chapter 1, article 
2, section 2, subdivision 1, paragraph (v), must be reimbursed 
for the amount of increased contributions paid by the 
participant because of that law.  Reimbursement must be in a 
lump sum to the participant at the time of withdrawal, or to the 
participant, or his or her survivor, at the same time as the 
first annuity payment.  The amount of the reimbursement is the 
amount that the participant's contributions increased because of 
Laws 1982, Third Special Session chapter 1, article 2, section 
2, subdivision 1, paragraph (v) plus interest at the average 
rate of return on fixed return investments for the immediately 
preceeding five-year period.  Reimbursement shall be paid by the 
Minnesota state retirement system.  
    Subd. 2.  [STATE PAYMENTS TO RETIREMENT SYSTEM.] In the 
first month of each fiscal year, the Minnesota state retirement 
system shall submit to the commissioner of finance a statement 
of the amount of reimbursements that the Minnesota state 
retirement system paid under subdivision 1 in the prior January 
1 to December 31 calendar year.  The commissioner of finance 
shall then pay to the Minnesota state retirement system the 
amount indicated in the statement.  
    Sec. 227.  [FUTURE REVIEW.] 
    The legislature at the session in 1984 will review any 
adverse consequences of the repeal of increased employee pension 
contribution rates provided for in this act.  
    Sec. 228.  [CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLANNING.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS; REVIEW AND 
RECOMMENDATIONS.] The commissioner of energy, planning and 
development shall have the following responsibilities under this 
section:  
    (a) The commissioner shall review the process used by each 
state agency for each program whereby the state agency carries 
out state capital improvement projects, provides state financial 
assistance to capital improvement projects of political 
subdivisions or private persons, or reviews requests for federal 
financial assistance to capital improvement projects of 
political subdivisions or private persons.  
    For purposes of this subdivision, financial assistance 
includes tax exemptions, tax credits, loan guarantees, cash 
payments and any other form of direct or indirect financial 
assistance provided by or through the state.  
    (b) The commissioner shall review existing inventories of 
capital improvements developed by state agencies, regional or 
local governmental entities for capital improvement programs in 
order to determine whether existing inventories provide adequate 
information on current capital facilities and the present and 
projected condition of capital projects in the state.  
    The commissioner shall consider both the adequacy of the 
inventory for each program and the adequacy of inventories of 
all programs within a given region or political subdivision.  
    (c) The commissioner shall determine the impact state 
agency projects are likely to have on the economic development 
of the state, the region, and the locality in which the projects 
are located.  Included in the analysis shall be the relationship 
of the cost of each project to the economic development benefit 
of the project and to the goals of the project.  
    (d) The commissioner shall recommend any changes in 
procedures or evaluation criteria used by a state agency 
providing financial assistance for a capital improvement program 
which would be necessary to ensure that the criteria set out in 
subdivision 2 are adequately addressed.  The commissioner shall 
determine what changes in procedures used by the agency would be 
necessary to improve the accuracy and reliability of capital 
improvement project list for each agency, region and political 
subdivision. 
     (e) The commissioner shall determine any changes in 
procedures or evaluation criteria used by the commissioner of 
finance in the biennial budget process which may be necessary to 
address the criteria set out in subdivision 2.  
    Subd. 2.  [CONSIDERATIONS.] In making these determinations, 
the commissioner of energy, planning and development shall 
consider geographic differences and local capabilities, 
including the needs of both rural and urban areas and large and 
small cities.  The objective of the commissioner shall be to 
recommend a system to better identify capital improvement 
projects and programs for state agencies that: 
     (a) create or improve the economic development capabilities 
of the state; 
     (b) are consistent with regional capital improvement plans; 
     (c) protect and promote public health and safety; and 
     (d) tend to achieve other state, regional and local goals. 
     The commissioner shall encourage each region and political 
subdivision to consider the state agency criteria when 
developing local capital improvement project lists.  
    Subd. 3.  [PROGRAMS AFFECTED.] The capital improvement 
programs governed by this section are those for roads, bridges, 
parks and recreation facilities, transit facilities/rolling 
stock, railways, waterways, airports, water systems, sewers, 
waste water treatment plants, waste disposal facilities, dams, 
energy facilities, higher education facilities, and other public 
buildings and equipment.  
    Subd. 4.  [RECOMMENDATIONS.] By January 1, 1984, the 
commissioner of energy, planning and development shall report to 
the legislature recommendations for changes in capital 
improvement programs of each state agency and the biennial 
budget process needed to give greater weight to projects and 
programs that would do more to promote economic development in 
this state.  The commissioner shall report on the progress of 
capital improvement program processes in the regional 
development commissions provided by subdivision 7.  
    Subd. 5.  [CAPITAL BUDGET.] The report in subdivision 4 may 
include a recommendation that the budget prepared by the 
commissioner of finance should include a capital expenditure 
budget for a five-year period including not only state projects 
but also regional, local, and private projects that receive 
financial assistance from the federal government subject to 
state review.  
    Subd. 6.  [FINANCING STUDY.] The commissioner of energy, 
planning and development shall report to the legislature by 
January 1, 1984, recommendations concerning various methods of 
financing capital improvements in this state.  The 
recommendations shall include:  
    (a) proposed shifts in responsibility for particular 
programs or projects from one level of government to another;  
    (b) proposed changes in the revenue source ultimately used 
to pay for particular programs and projects, whether general 
taxes, special taxes, or user fees;  
    (c) proposed combination or coordination of federal 
programs of grants or loans to political subdivisions with 
similar state programs;  
     (d) proposed changes in the method of financing particular 
programs or projects, whether from current revenue or from 
borrowing; 
     (e) changes in borrowing procedures, including: 
     (1) use of federal money granted to the state to make loans 
to political subdivisions; 
     (2) conversion of state programs of assistance to political 
subdivisions from grants to loans; 
     (3) pooled borrowing by the state on behalf of its 
political subdivisions; 
     (4) use of sale and lease-back arrangements; and 
    (5) creation of a state or semistate infrastructure bank.  
    Subd. 7.  [REGIONAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLANS.] The 
commissioner of energy, planning and development shall review 
the capital improvement plans of each regional development 
commission.  Plans found by the commissioner to be consistent 
with state goals and policies shall be followed by the 
commissioner in preparing his recommendations pursuant to 
subdivision 4.  
    Subd. 8.  [ASSISTANCE.] The commissioner may receive money 
from other sources, public and private, to assist in carrying 
out the duties imposed by this section.  
    Sec. 229.  [PAYMENTS RESTORED.] 
    Any amounts reduced from allotments pursuant to section 5 
of House File No. 1308, as enacted at the 1983 regular session, 
are appropriated and shall be paid pursuant to new allotments 
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1984.  
    Sec. 230.  [LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK.] 
    Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 471.59, the city of 
Bemidji may enter into a joint powers agreement with the 
commissioner of natural resources to manage for the purposes of 
outdoor recreation as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 
86A.03, subdivision 3, the following described land within Lake 
Bemidji state park:  
    All of government lot 1 and that part of government lot 2 
lying west of C.S.A.H. 12; the northeast quarter of the 
northwest quarter of section 11 lying west of C.S.A.H. 12; all 
in township 146, range 33.  
    Sec. 231.  [CITY OF DULUTH; GROUP WORKER'S COMPENSATION 
SELF-INSURANCE POOLS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [FORMATION OF POOLS WITH PRIVATE 
EMPLOYERS.] Notwithstanding any contrary provision of other law, 
ordinance, or charter, the city of Duluth may enter into a 
self-insurance pool with private employers to self-insure 
worker's compensation liability of pool members.  Any pool 
formed pursuant to this section shall be operated under bylaws 
established by members of the pool.  The initial bylaws and 
amendments to them shall not be effective unless approved by the 
city of Duluth and the commissioner of insurance.  The bylaws 
shall address the following subjects:  
    (a) Qualifications for group self-insurer membership, 
including underwriting standards.  
    (b) The method of selecting the board of directors, 
including the directors' terms of office.  
    (c) The procedure for amending the bylaws or plan of 
operation.  
    (d) Investment of assets of the fund.  
    (e) Frequency and extent of loss control or safety 
engineering services provided to members.  
    (f) A schedule for payment and collection of premiums.  
    (g) Expulsion procedures, including expulsion for 
nonpayment of premiums and expulsion for excessive losses.  
     (h) Delineation of authority granted to the administrator.  
     (i) Delineation of authority granted to the service company.
     (j) Basis for determining premium contributions by members 
including any experience rating program.  
     (k) Procedures for resolving disputes between members of 
the group, which shall not include submitting them to the 
commissioner.  
     (l) Basis for determining distribution of any surplus to 
the members, or assessing the membership to make up any deficit. 
     (m) Provisions for security to be furnished by private 
employers to insure assessments are paid in case of private 
employer insolvency.  
     The members participating in the pool may establish a joint 
board with appropriate powers to manage the pool.  Each member 
of the pool shall pay to the pool the amounts assessed against 
it pursuant to the bylaws.  A member may withdraw only after it 
has reimbursed the pool for the amounts for which it is 
obligated under the terms of the agreement.  
    Subd. 2.  [APPROVAL OF COMMISSIONER.] A pool formed 
pursuant to this section shall not be effective or begin 
operation until it has been approved by the commissioner of 
insurance in the manner provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 
471.982.  Section 471.982 and any applicable rules adopted 
pursuant to it shall apply to any pool formed pursuant to this 
section.  A pool formed pursuant to this section shall be a 
member of the workers' compensation reinsurance association and 
shall be bound by its plan of operation. 
    Sec. 232.  [473.653] [RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN AIRPORTS.] 
    The metropolitan airports commission shall not take any 
action with respect to an airport owned by it that would result 
in a permanent net reduction in useable runway length at the 
airport.  Retention of existing useable runway length at an 
airport owned by the metropolitan airports commission shall not 
cause the airport to be reclassified from a minor use to an 
intermediate use airport.  
     Sec. 233.  [COMPENSATION COUNCIL.] 
     The salary increases recommended by the compensation 
council created by 1983 regular session S. F. No. 415, section 
8, shall be paid only from appropriations enacted after January 
1, 1984. 
    Sec. 234.  [INSTRUCTION TO REVISOR.] 
    The revisor of statutes shall change the words "state 
treasurer" wherever they appear in Minnesota Statutes 1982, 
sections 345.31 to 345.60 to "commissioner" in Minnesota 
Statutes 1984.  
    Sec. 235.  [REPEALER.] 
    Minnesota Statutes 1982, sections 3.472; 3.86; 4.073; 8.31, 
subdivision 4; 114A.01; 114A.02; 114A.03; 114A.04; 114A.05; 
114A.06; 114A.07; 114A.08; 114A.09; 116J.27, subdivisions 5 and 
7; 193.35; and 297A.05, are repealed.  Laws 1965, chapters 66 
and 312, are repealed.  
    Sec. 236.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 140 is effective retroactively to January 1, 1982. 
However, claims made for grass fires in highway rights-of-way 
occurring between January 1, 1982 and May 31, 1983 must be 
postmarked and sent via certified mail no later than June 30, 
1983, in order to qualify for reimbursement consideration. 
Section 225, subdivision 1, and section 226, subdivision 1 are 
effective retroactively to December 29, 1982.  Sections 178, 
181, and 182 are effective for gasoline sold for motorboats 
after December 31, 1982.  Section 108 is effective for reporting 
years 1983 and following.  Sections 111 to 118, 172, 221, 223, 
and 228 are effective the day following final enactment. Section 
66 is effective July 1, 1983, but only if no other law setting 
the salary of judges of the court of appeals is enacted at the 
1983 regular session.  Sections 146 and 148 to 152 are 
procedural changes and are effective for all cases pending on 
July 1, 1983, regardless of the date of injury, date of hearing, 
or date of appeal and all decisions of workers' compensation 
judges and the workers' compensation court of appeals issued on 
or after July 1, 1983, shall apply the provisions of those 
sections.  Section 225, subdivision 2, and section 226, 
subdivision 2, are effective July 1, 1984.  Sections 155 to 158 
are effective July 1, 1985. 
    Approved June 8, 1983

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