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1998 Minnesota Session Laws

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                            CHAPTER 325-S.F.No. 2429 
                  An act relating to the legislative auditor; adding a 
                  member to the local government services advisory 
                  council; clarifying the appointment of council 
                  members; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, 
                  section 3.971, subdivision 4. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        3.971, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  (a) To perform best practices reviews, the 
        legislative auditor through the program evaluation division 
        shall examine the procedures and practices used to deliver local 
        government services, including those of municipalities and 
        counties, determine the methods of local government service 
        delivery, identify variations in cost and effectiveness, and 
        identify practices to save money or provide more effective 
        service delivery.  The legislative auditor shall recommend to 
        local governments, service delivery methods and practices to 
        improve the cost-effectiveness of services.  The legislative 
        auditor and the board of government innovation and cooperation 
        shall notify each other of projects being conducted relating to 
        improving local government services. 
           (b) The commission shall identify local government services 
        to be reviewed with advice from an advisory council whose 
        membership shall consist appointed by the legislative auditor 
        and consisting of: 
           (1) three representatives from the Association of Minnesota 
        Counties; 
           (2) three representatives from the League of Minnesota 
        Cities; 
           (3) two representatives from the Association of 
        Metropolitan Municipalities; and 
           (4) one representative from the Minnesota Association of 
        Townships; and 
           (5) one representative from the Minnesota Association of 
        School Administrators.  
           (c) This subdivision expires June 30, 1999. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor March 20, 1998 
           Signed by the governor March 23, 1998, 10:57 a.m.

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