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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                        CHAPTER 345-H.F.No. 1631 
           An act relating to the organization and operation of 
          state government; appropriating money for the general 
          legislative, judicial, and administrative expenses of 
          state government; providing for the transfer of 
          certain money in the state treasury; fixing and 
          limiting the amount of fees, penalties, and other 
          costs to be collected in certain cases; creating, 
          abolishing, modifying, and transferring agencies and 
          functions; defining and amending terms; providing for 
          settlement of claims; imposing certain duties, 
          responsibilities, authority, and limitations on 
          agencies and political subdivisions; consolidating 
          certain funds and accounts and making conforming 
          changes; changing the organization, operation, 
          financing, and management of certain courts and 
          related offices; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, 
          sections 2.722, subdivision 1, and by adding a 
          subdivision; 3.885, subdivisions 3 and 6; 3.97, by 
          adding a subdivision; 3.971, subdivision 2; 8.06; 
          8.15; 13.03, subdivision 3; 14.07, subdivisions 1 and 
          2; 14.08; 15.06, subdivision 1; 15.191, subdivision 1; 
          15.50, subdivision 3, and by adding a subdivision; 
          15A.081, subdivision 1; 15A.082, subdivision 3, as 
          amended; 16A.27, subdivision 5; 16A.45, subdivision 1; 
          16A.641, subdivision 3; 16A.662, subdivision 4; 
          16A.672, subdivision 9; 16A.69, by adding a 
          subdivision; 16A.721, subdivision 1; 16B.24, by adding 
          a subdivision; 16B.36, subdivision 1; 16B.41, 
          subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; 16B.465, 
          subdivision 4; 16B.48, subdivision 2; 16B.63, by 
          adding a subdivision; 17.49, subdivision 1; 62D.122; 
          79.34, subdivision 1; 103B.311, subdivision 7; 
          103B.315, subdivision 5; 103F.761, subdivision 1; 
          103H.101, subdivision 4; 103H.175, subdivisions 1 and 
          2; 115A.072, subdivision 1; 116C.03, subdivisions 2, 
          4, and 5; 116C.712, subdivisions 3 and 5; 116J.873, 
          subdivision 1; 116J.8766, subdivision 2; 116L.03, 
          subdivision 2; 124C.03, subdivisions 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 
          12, 14, 15, and 16; 126A.02, subdivisions 1 and 2; 
          126A.03; 128C.12, subdivision 1; 138.17, subdivision 
          1; 144.70, subdivision 2; 145.926, subdivisions 1, 4, 
          5, 7, and 8; 145A.02, subdivision 16; 145A.09, 
          subdivision 6; 160.276, by adding a subdivision; 
          176.421, subdivision 6a; 214.141; 256H.25, subdivision 
          1; 268.361, subdivision 3; 271.06, subdivision 4; 
          271.19; 275.125, subdivision 6a; 275.14; 275.50, 
          subdivision 5a; 275.51, subdivision 6; 275.54, 
          subdivision 3; 299A.30, subdivision 2; 299A.31, 
          subdivision 1; 299A.40, subdivision 4; 355.392, 
          subdivisions 2 and 3; 356.215, subdivisions 4d and 4g; 
          357.24; 363.121; 368.01, subdivision 1a; 373.40, 
          subdivision 1; 383B.119, subdivision 3; 402.045; 
          422A.05, by adding subdivisions; 422A.06, subdivisions 
          1 and 3; 422A.101; 422A.17; 422A.23, subdivision 2; 
          423A.02; 462.384, subdivision 7; 462.396, subdivision 
          2; 466A.05, subdivision 1; 469.201, subdivision 2; 
          469.203, subdivision 4; 469.207, subdivisions 1 and 2; 
          471.468; 473.156, subdivision 1; 474A.03, by adding a 
          subdivision; 477A.011, subdivisions 3 and 3a; 
          477A.014, subdivision 4; 480.181, by adding a 
          subdivision; 480.24, subdivision 3; 480.242, 
          subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; 481.10; 
          484.73, by adding a subdivision; 490.123, subdivision 
          1; 490.124, subdivision 4; 504.34, subdivisions 5 and 
          6; 590.05; 593.48; 609.101, subdivision 1; 611.14; 
          611.17; 611.18; 611.20; 611.215, subdivisions 1, 1a, 
          and 2; 611.23; 611.24; 611.25, subdivision 1, and by 
          adding a subdivision; 611.26, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6, 
          7, and by adding subdivisions; and 611.27, 
          subdivisions 1, 4, and by adding subdivisions; Laws 
          1989, chapter 335, article 1, section 7, and article 
          3, section 4, as amended; Laws 1990, chapter 610, 
          article 1, section 27; proposing coding for new law in 
          Minnesota Statutes, chapters 4; 7; 16A; 16B; 43A; 
          116J; 129D; 204B; 268; 270; 356; and 471; proposing 
          coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 4A; 
          repealing Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 3C.035, 
          subdivision 2; 3C.056; 40A.02, subdivision 2; 40A.08; 
          116J.967; 116K.01 to 116K.14; 144.861; 144.874, 
          subdivision 7; 383B.119, subdivision 2; 383B.63, 
          subdivision 1; 480.250; 480.252; 480.254; 480.256; 
          611.215, subdivision 4; 611.26, subdivision 1; 
          611.261; 611.28; 611.29; Laws 1984, chapter 564, 
          section 48; Laws 1989, chapter 335, article 3, 
          sections 38; and 54, as amended by Laws 1989, First 
          Special Session chapter 1, article 5, section 47; and 
          Laws 1990, chapter 604, article 9, section 14.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 

                                ARTICLE 1 
STATE DEPARTMENTS 
    Section 1.  [STATE DEPARTMENTS; APPROPRIATIONS.] 
    The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
appropriated from the general fund, or another fund named, to 
the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
figures "1991," "1992," and "1993," where used in this act, mean 
that the appropriation or appropriations listed under them are 
available for the year ending June 30, 1991, June 30, 1992, or 
June 30, 1993, respectively.  

                             SUMMARY BY FUND
           1991           1992          1993           TOTAL
General  $486,000  $  382,297,000 $  361,685,000 $  743,982,000
Environmental             261,000        260,000        521,000
Highway User            1,720,000      1,715,000      3,435,000
Metro Landfill 
Contingency                46,000         46,000         92,000
Special Revenue         9,115,000      9,110,000     18,225,000 
Trunk Highway             761,000        754,000      1,515,000 
Workers' Comp.          4,842,000      5,080,000      9,922,000 
TOTAL                 399,043,000    378,650,000    777,692,000 
                                           APPROPRIATIONS 
                                       Available for the Year 
                                           Ending June 30 
                                          1992         1993 
Sec. 2.  LEGISLATURE 
Subdivision 1.  Total  
Appropriation                         48,942,000     48,262,000
              Summary by Fund
General              48,909,000    48,230,000
Trunk Highway            32,000        32,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Senate                      16,383,000     16,068,000
Subd. 3.  House of Representatives    21,921,000     21,504,000
Subd. 4.  Legislative 
Coordinating Commission                7,289,000      7,344,000
              Summary by Fund
General               7,257,000     7,312,000
Trunk Highway            32,000        32,000 
(a) Legislative Reference Library 
      1992           1993
       880,000        880,000
(b) Revisor of Statutes 
     3,931,000      4,162,000
 The revisor shall study the relative 
costs and benefits of using Times Roman 
or another typeface for documents 
produced through the revisor's computer 
system.  The study shall include 
consideration of readability, potential 
savings on equipment costs, and 
reduction of paper use.  The revisor 
shall submit the report to the senate 
finance and house appropriations 
committees by January 1, 1992. 
(c) Legislative Commission on the 
Economic Status of Women 
       166,000        164,000
(d) Legislative Commission on 
Employee Relations 
       109,000        109,000
 The legislative commission on employee 
relations shall conduct a study of 
management and supervisory functions in 
all executive branch state agencies and 
boards, including the state university, 
technical colleges, and community 
college system.  The commission shall 
report the results of the study to the 
legislature by February 1, 1992. 
(e) Great Lakes Commission   
        43,000         45,000
(f) Legislative Commission 
on Pensions and Retirement 
       555,000        570,000
(g) Legislative Commission on 
Planning and Fiscal Policy 
       400,000        400,000
 The appropriation in Laws 1989, First 
Special Session chapter 1, article 1, 
section 12, for the legislative 
commission on planning and fiscal 
policy, is available until June 30, 
1993. * (The preceding paragraph 
beginning "The appropriation" was 
vetoed by the governor.) 
(h) Legislative Commission to    
Review Administrative Rules 
       139,000        133,000
(i) Legislative Commission on    
Waste Management 
       148,000        148,000
(j) Legislative Water Commission 
       101,000         99,000
(k) Mississippi River Parkway 
Commission 
        32,000         32,000
 This appropriation is from the trunk 
highway fund. 
(l) Legislative Coordinating 
Commission - General Support 
       785,000        602,000
 The appropriation in Laws 1989, chapter 
335, article 1, section 2, subdivision 
4, paragraph (l), is available until 
June 30, 1993. * (The preceding 
paragraph beginning "The appropriation" 
was vetoed by the governor.) 
 $86,000 the first year and $86,000 the 
second year are appropriated to fund 
joint house and senate subcommittee or 
task force projects.  Projects funded 
from this appropriation must involve 
both the house and senate, be temporary 
in nature, and focus on key policy 
issues facing the legislature.  The 
legislative coordinating commission 
shall develop a project selection 
process for this appropriation. 
 $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
second year are 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 to be spent by them.  If the 
appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
 $87,300 the first year and $91,600 the 
second year are for the state 
contribution to the National Conference 
of State Legislatures. 
 $78,300 the first year and $83,000 the 
second year are for the state 
contribution to the Council of State 
Governments. 
Subd. 5.  Legislative Audit 
Commission                             3,839,000      3,832,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each activity are as 
follows:  
(a) Legislative Audit Commission 
        15,000         15,000
(b) Legislative Auditor 
     3,824,000      3,817,000
Subd. 6.  Base Cut
      (492,000)      (487,000)
 The base cut must be allocated among 
the commission's programs by the 
legislative coordinating commission. 
Sec. 3.  SUPREME COURT 
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                         16,114,000     15,987,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Supreme Court Operations 
     3,900,000      3,876,000
 $2,100 the first year and $2,200 the 
second year are for a contingent 
account for expenses necessary for the 
normal operation of the court for which 
no other reimbursement is provided. 
 The conference of chief judges shall 
study the current functions performed 
by law clerks and shall conduct a cost 
benefit analysis of the position on or 
before January 1, 1992.  The study 
shall consider the cost benefit of the 
assignment of nonlegal duties currently 
performed by law clerks to other court 
personnel and the development of 
permanent legal research units within a 
judicial district.  The study shall 
consider the distribution of and the 
number of district court law clerks for 
district court judges and referees. 
 Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
480.181, the supreme court, in 
consultation with the conference of 
chief judges and representatives of 
official court reporters, shall develop 
criteria for the tenure of official 
court reporters under the judicial 
branch personnel rules.  The criteria 
shall be included in a study on shared 
or pooled use of district court 
reporters which shall be conducted by 
the conference of chief judges by 
January 1, 1993. 
 The supreme court shall study and 
report to the legislature by February 
1, 1992, the costs of transferring to 
the state the costs of the court 
administration offices and guardian ad 
litem programs statewide and shall 
develop a detailed budget for those 
costs. 
 $25,000 the first year is to continue 
the study of racial bias in the 
judicial system mandated by Laws 1990, 
chapter 557. 
 $10,000 the first year is to study the 
need for a business law court. 
Subd. 3.  State Court Administration 
     7,701,000      7,591,000
 The state court administrator shall 
establish a pilot project to study the 
feasibility of providing public and 
private users computer access to court 
records through TCIS (Total Court 
Information System) at no net cost to 
the court.  The state court 
administrator shall identify the demand 
for the service, the fees necessary to 
provide the service at no net cost to 
the court, the staff, and the hardware 
resources necessary to support this 
expanded use of the TCIS, and report to 
the legislature by February 1, 1992.  
The state court administrator may 
charge participants in the pilot 
project a reasonable user fee.  The 
fees shall be deposited in the general 
fund. 
 The state court administrator may fund 
one nonprofit private organization 
located in the northern suburbs of 
Hennepin county for a diversion program 
other than mediation, to divert 
juvenile misdemeanor offenders from the 
juvenile court system. 
 $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
the second year are for community 
dispute resolution program grants under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 494.05. 
Subd. 4.  Law Library Operations
     1,663,000      1,670,000
Subd. 5.  Civil Legal Services
     2,114,000      2,114,000
 $2,114,000 the first year and 
$2,114,000 the second year are for 
legal service to low-income clients 
under Minnesota Statutes, section 
480.242, and for family farm legal 
assistance under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 480.252.  Any unencumbered 
balance remaining in the first year 
does not cancel but is available for 
the second year of the biennium.  A 
qualified legal services program, as 
defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 
480.24, subdivision 3, may provide 
legal services to persons eligible for 
family farm legal assistance under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 480.254. 
Subd. 6.  Family Law Legal
Services
       890,000        890,000  
$890,000 the first year and $890,000 
the second year are to improve the 
access of low-income clients to legal 
representation in family law matters 
and must be distributed under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 480.242, to the 
qualified legal services programs 
described in Minnesota Statutes, 
section 480.242, subdivision 2, 
paragraph (a).  Any unencumbered 
balance remaining in the first year 
does not cancel and is available for 
the second year of the biennium. 
Subd. 7.  Base Cut
        (154,000)     (154,000)
The base cut must be allocated among 
the agency's programs by the agency 
head. 
Sec. 4.  COURT OF APPEALS              5,696,000      5,717,000
Sec. 5.  DISTRICT COURTS              47,009,000     59,371,000
 For the second year appropriation, 
$3,366,000 is appropriated for jury 
costs for the district courts if a law 
is enacted providing for a homestead 
agricultural and credit assistance 
offset in the same amount. 
 This appropriation includes one new law 
clerk position in the first judicial 
district and one new law clerk position 
in the tenth judicial district. 
 $70,000 the first year is for the 
Dakota county board to establish a 
pilot diversion program for juveniles 
who are alleged to have committed 
controlled substance offenses.  This 
sum is available until June 30, 1993. * 
(The preceding paragraph beginning 
"$70,000" was vetoed by the governor.) 
Sec. 6.  BOARD OF JUDICIAL  
STANDARDS                                171,000        171,000
Approved Complement -   2
Sec. 7.  BOARD OF PUBLIC DEFENSE 
Subdivision 1.  Total       
Appropriation                         21,238,000     23,983,000
Approved Complement -   42
 None of this appropriation shall be 
used to pay for lawsuits against public 
agencies or public officials to change 
social or public policy.  
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in this subdivision and the 
following subdivisions. 
 For the second year appropriation, 
$2,750,000 is appropriated for juvenile 
and misdemeanor services in the 3rd and 
6th districts if a law is enacted 
providing for a homestead agricultural 
and credit assistance offset in the 
same amount. 
Subd. 2.  State Public      
Defender 
     2,051,000      2,045,000
 During the biennium, legal assistance 
to Minnesota prisoners shall serve the 
civil legal needs of persons confined 
to state institutions. 
Subd. 3.  Board of Public   
Defense  
     1,149,000      3,900,000
Subd. 4.  District Public   
Defense  
    18,246,000     18,246,000
Subd. 5.  Base Cut  
      (208,000)      (208,000)
 The base cut must be allocated among 
the board's programs by the board 
administrator. 
Sec. 8.  TAX COURT                       601,000        533,000
Approved Complement -   6 
Sec. 9.  WORKERS' COMPENSATION 
COURT OF APPEALS                       1,284,000      1,363,000
Approved Complement -   22 
 This appropriation is from the workers' 
compensation special compensation fund. 
Sec. 10.  GOVERNOR AND 
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR                
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                          3,651,000      3,144,000
 This appropriation is to fund the 
offices of the governor and lieutenant 
governor.  
 $20,000 the first year and $20,000 the 
second year are for personal expenses 
connected with the office of the 
governor. 
 $2,000 the first year and $2,000 the 
second year are for personal expenses 
connected with the office of the 
lieutenant governor. 
 $99,000 the first year and $103,000 the 
second year are for membership dues of 
the National Governors Association. 
 $20,000 the first year is for the 
Council of Great Lakes Governors. 
 During the biennium any seminars or 
training sessions regarding federal 
issues for federal budgeting that are 
conducted by the Washington office 
shall be made available to legislators 
and legislative staff.  The Washington 
office shall notify the legislature 
regarding the timing of such seminars. 
Subd. 2.  Transfers From State Planning
       757,000        257,000 
Sec. 11.  OFFICE OF STRATEGIC 
AND LONG RANGE PLANNING                2,988,000      2,986,000
 $1,000,000 the first year and 
$1,000,000 the second year are for 
strategic and long-range planning.  If 
the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  
 An additional $500,000 the first year 
and $500,000 the second year are 
available for planning after 
consultation with the legislative 
advisory commission under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 3.30.  A request to 
spend money from this appropriation 
must be presented to the legislative 
commission on planning and fiscal 
policy, which must make a 
recommendation on the request before it 
may be presented to the legislative 
advisory commission. 
Sec. 12.  STATE AUDITOR                6,471,000      6,755,000
Approved Complement -   123 
 $77,000 the first year and $77,000 the 
second year are for an account the 
auditor may bill for costs associated 
with conducting single audits of 
federal funds.  During the biennium, 
this account may be used only when no 
other billing mechanism is feasible. 
 $217,000 the first year and $217,000 
the second year must be subtracted from 
the amount that would otherwise be 
payable as local government aid under 
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 477A, in 
order to reimburse the general fund for 
the services of the government 
information division and the parts of 
the constitutional office that are 
related to the government information 
function. 
 $71,000 the first year and $71,000 the 
second year must be subtracted from the 
total police and fire state aid 
otherwise payable to police and 
firefighters' relief associations under 
Minnesota Statutes, sections 69.011 to 
69.051, for the costs and expenses 
incurred by the state auditor in making 
a review of the audits and examinations 
of relief associations.  The amount 
subtracted shall be divided 
proportionally according to the 
estimated costs of the audits or 
examinations of the police and 
firefighters' relief associations as 
determined by the state auditor.  
 Two new staff positions and one data 
entry position in the office of the 
state auditor that are required by 
increased research and analysis duties 
shall be funded through increased audit 
and other fees to local units of 
government. * (The preceding paragraph 
beginning "Two" was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
Sec. 13.  STATE TREASURER              1,149,000      1,292,000
Approved Complement -   13 
 Up to $500,000 for the first year is 
for a negotiated proposal process for 
the acquisition of a new information 
system pursuant to procedures 
established by the commissioner of 
administration in accordance with the 
provisions of Minnesota Statutes, 
section 16B.08, subdivision 4, 
paragraph (b).  In the event the cost 
of the treasurer's new information 
system exceeds the amount appropriated 
from the general fund, the difference 
shall be billed to the MAXIS project in 
the department of human services.  The 
state treasurer is authorized to 
acquire a new information system by 
purchase, lease-purchase, lease, or any 
other method consistent with procedures 
established by the commissioner of 
finance. 
Sec. 14.  ATTORNEY GENERAL 
Subdivision 1.  Total  
Appropriation                         21,283,000     21,226,000
Approved Complement -   376 
General -               338
Special Revenue -        28
Federal -                10
              Summary by Fund
General              19,857,000    19,805,000
Special Revenue       1,426,000     1,421,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
 Additions to dedicated or federal 
complement are approved subject to 
sufficient appropriations to the 
attorney general or the attorney 
general's clients.  Additions must be 
reported to the chairs of the house 
appropriations committee and the senate 
finance committee on July 1, 1991, and 
July 1, 1992. 
Subd. 2.  Government Services 
     4,196,000      4,197,000
Subd. 3.  Public Resources 
     2,827,000      2,809,000
Subd. 4.  Human Resources 
     1,553,000      1,552,000
Subd. 5.  Law Enforcement 
     4,321,000      4,292,000
Subd. 6.  Legal Policy and 
Administration 
     2,749,000      2,745,000
 All records of the office of the 
attorney general relating to the 1837 
Treaty issue shall be transferred to 
the state archives upon resolution of 
the issue.  The provisions of Minnesota 
Statutes, sections 138.161 to 138.25, 
apply to this transfer.  
 The attorney general shall increase 
fees charged to agencies to cover 
criminal investigations and 
prosecutions of violations of state 
environmental laws.  The fees collected 
from agencies are appropriated to the 
attorney general's office.  The cost of 
these investigations shall be certified 
for payment by the relevant agencies 
from the environmental fund.  
 The attorney general shall submit a 
report to the senate finance and house 
appropriations committees by January 1, 
1992, on the relationship between 
increased OSHA assessments and the 
increase in positions in the office of 
the attorney general.  
Subd. 7.  Business Regulation 
     4,337,000      4,330,000
              Summary by Fund
General               2,911,000     2,909,000
Special               1,426,000     1,421,000
Subd. 8.  Solicitor General  
     1,499,000      1,499,000
Subd. 9.  Base Cut
      (199,000)      (198,000)
 The base cut must be allocated among 
the agency's programs by the agency 
head. 
Sec. 15.  INVESTMENT BOARD             1,894,000      1,988,000
Approved Complement -   25 
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
the first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year of the 
biennium. 
Sec. 16.  ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS      3,458,000      3,617,000
Approved Complement -   78 
Revolving -             26 
Workers' Compensation - 52 
 This appropriation is from the workers' 
compensation special compensation fund 
for considering workers' compensation 
claims. 
Sec. 17.  ADMINISTRATION 
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                         47,867,000     26,416,000
Approved Complement -   940 
General -               259 
Gift -                    1 
Revolving -             630
Special Revenue -        46
Federal -                 4
              Summary by Fund
General Fund         42,968,000    21,517,000
Special Revenue       4,899,000     4,899,000
Subd. 2.  Operations Management 
     4,617,000      4,661,000
Subd. 3.  Intertechnologies Group
    10,954,000      5,431,000
               Summary by Fund
General               6,794,000     1,271,000
Special Revenue       4,160,000     4,160,000
 The appropriation from the special 
revenue fund is for recurring costs of 
911 emergency telephone service.  
 $3,900,000 is appropriated as a loan 
from the general fund to the STARS 
revolving fund.  This amount shall be 
repaid before the end of the biennium.  
Notwithstanding any law to the 
contrary, the commissioner of 
administration shall have authority to 
transfer contributed capital between 
department of administration internal 
service or enterprise funds.  
Notwithstanding any other law to the 
contrary, the commissioner of 
administration may, with the approval 
of the commissioner of finance, make 
loans from an internal service or 
enterprise fund to another internal 
service or enterprise fund. 
 $150,000 the first year is for the 
commissioner of the department of 
administration and the STARS staff to 
conduct a study to develop models for 
the use of STARS telecommunications 
regions under joint powers or other 
agreements.  The models shall be used 
to: 
 (1) coordinate development of 
applications or programs that combine 
the needs of education, state and local 
governments, or other public sector 
users of STARS services; 
 (2) determine the local 
telecommunications approaches that work 
best to distribute applications or 
programs transported by STARS within 
the region; and 
 (3) identify needs for shared video 
facilities and develop agreements and 
ways to prioritize or schedule their 
use equitably. 
 The study shall focus on current and 
future telecommunications needs that 
result from joint activities of STARS 
customers in the two telecommunications 
regions that will be served by STARS 
from Duluth and Rochester and shall 
describe pilot projects that could be 
used to validate the study findings. 
 The study shall be submitted to the 
appropriate committees of the 
legislature by December 31, 1991. 
 $201,100 the first year and $205,800 
the second year must be subtracted from 
the amount that would otherwise be 
payable to local government aid under 
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 477A, in 
order to fund the local government 
records program and the 
intergovernmental information systems 
activity. 
Subd. 4.  Property Management 
    23,387,000      8,349,000
 $175,000 the first year and $175,000 
the second year from the program's 
total appropriation are for capitol 
area repairs and replacements.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year. 
 $3,825,000 the first year and 
$3,884,000 the second year are for 
office space costs of the legislature 
and veterans organizations, for 
ceremonial space, and for statutorily 
free space. 
 The department of administration shall 
discontinue food service management in 
the state office building for the 
biennium ending June 30, 1993.  Food 
service shall be managed by the house 
rules committee as a pilot project for 
the biennium.  
 $50,000 the first year is for the 
commissioner of administration to study 
the potential uses for the Waseca 
campus.  The commissioner shall appoint 
an advisory committee to assist with 
the study.  The commissioner shall 
report the findings and recommendations 
from the study to the board of regents, 
and the education, appropriations, and 
finance committees of the legislature 
by January 15, 1992.  The appropriation 
is available if matched by $1 of 
nonstate money for each $10 of this 
appropriation. In addition, the board 
of regents of the University of 
Minnesota is requested to provide 
additional funding up to $50,000 to 
assist in the cost of the study. 
 The department of administration in 
consultation with the capitol area 
architectural and planning board shall 
study the historic renovation and 
potential reuse of the Dahl house and 
report to the senate finance and house 
appropriations committees by February 
1, 1992.  
 By June 30, 1992, the department of 
administration shall relocate the state 
printing operation from the Ford 
building to a more suitable location, 
preferably outside the capitol complex 
and shall relocate and consolidate 
offices of the attorney general in the 
Ford building.  The Ford building shall 
be remodeled as office space. 
 By December 31, 1992, the department of 
administration shall relocate the 
office of the state auditor to a 
location within the capitol complex. 
 $350,000 the first year is for 
developing a framework for an 
integrated infrastructure management 
system including the establishment of a 
database of building classification 
standards.  The commissioner of 
administration shall report by January 
1, 1992, on the time and cost of 
continuing the program for fiscal year 
1993. 
 $961,000 the first year is to improve 
security at state parking ramps and 
lots, to be available upon final 
enactment. 
 $13,781,000 is for the costs relating 
to agency relocation, consolidation, 
and colocation, to be available upon 
final enactment. 
Subd. 5.  Administrative Management 
     4,249,000      4,045,000
 $5,000 the first year and $5,000 the 
second year are for the state 
employees' band. * (The preceding 
paragraph beginning "$5,000" was vetoed 
by the governor.) 
 $240,000 the first year and $240,000 
the second year are for block grants to 
public television stations. * (The 
preceding paragraph beginning "$240,000"
was vetoed by the governor.) 
 $793,000 the first year and $793,000 
the second year are for matching grants 
to public television stations.  
 $840,000 the first year and $840,000 
the second year are for public 
television equipment needs.  Equipment 
grant allocations shall be made after 
considering the recommendations of the 
Minnesota Public Television 
Association. * (The preceding paragraph 
beginning "$840,000" was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
 $266,000 the first year and $266,000 
the second year are for operational 
grants to public educational radio 
stations, which must be allocated after 
considering the recommendations of the 
Association of Minnesota Public 
Educational Radio Stations under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.14. 
 $132,000 the first year and $132,000 
the second year are for public 
educational radio stations, which must 
be allocated after considering the 
recommendations of the Association of 
Minnesota Public Educational Radio 
Stations for equipment needs. * (The 
preceding paragraph beginning 
"$132,000" was vetoed by the governor.) 
 $180,000 the first year is for 
equipment grants to affiliate stations 
of Minnesota Public Radio, Incorporated.
Equipment grant allocations must be 
made after consideration of the 
recommendations of Minnesota Public 
Radio, Incorporated. * (The preceding 
paragraph beginning "$180,000" was 
vetoed by the governor.) 
 If an appropriation for either year for 
grants to public television or radio 
stations is not sufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it. 
 State agencies directly involved in 
furnishing information or rendering 
services to the public, and that serve 
a substantial number of 
non-English-speaking people shall 
report on their progress in meeting the 
requirements in Minnesota Statutes, 
section 15.441, and make 
recommendations for improving services 
to non-English-speaking people.  The 
report and recommendations must be 
submitted to the state government 
divisions of the house appropriations 
and senate finance committees by 
February 1, 1992. 
Subd. 6.  Information Policy Office
     1,686,000      1,704,000
Subd. 7.  Management Analysis
       586,000        594,000
Subd. 8.  Transfers From State Planning
     2,149,000      1,393,000
Subd. 9.  Commission  
       500,000    
 $500,000 is for a commission to 
identify immediate potential cost 
savings in state government and to 
recommend long-term actions for 
improving state government efficiency 
and effectiveness. 
 The commission should include 
representatives of state employees.  
The legislative commission on planning 
and fiscal policy shall appoint five 
members to the commission who need not 
be legislators. 
 This appropriation is available for the 
biennium ending June 30, 1993, when 
matched dollar for dollar with private 
funds.  Before spending this 
appropriation, the commissioner must 
present a detailed work plan to the 
legislative commission on planning and 
fiscal policy.  The commissioner must 
make progress reports to the 
legislature on the work of the 
commission. 
 It is anticipated that the commission 
will identify $15,700,000 in immediate 
general fund cost savings through 
improving state government efficiency 
and effectiveness.  This appropriation 
may be enhanced by nonstate 
contributions with funds collected and 
spent from the state expendable trust 
gift fund.  In-kind contributions will 
be encouraged. 
 An additional $500,000 of the 
appropriation in the general contingent 
account in section 29 is available in 
the second year of the biennium under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30, for 
the work of the commission. 
Subd. 10.  Base Cut 
      (207,000)      (207,000) 
Sec. 18.  CAPITOL AREA ARCHITECTURAL 
AND PLANNING BOARD                       236,000        236,000
Approved Complement -      5
 Any unencumbered balance of the 
appropriation for the first year does 
not cancel and is available for use in 
the second year. 
 Notwithstanding any other law to the 
contrary, unexpended balances from 
appropriations in Laws 1985, First 
Special Session chapter 15, section 3, 
subdivision 4, and Laws 1987, chapter 
400, section 15, subdivision 2, are 
reappropriated to the capitol area 
architectural and planning board for 
site selection and preliminary planning 
for the labor history center in or near 
the capitol area as defined in 
Minnesota Statutes, section 15.50.  The 
commissioner of administration and the 
historical society shall cooperate with 
the board in these studies and 
preliminary planning and provide 
information and assistance as requested 
by the board.  The board must make a 
final site recommendation to the chairs 
of the house appropriation committee 
and the senate finance committee. 
Sec. 19.  FINANCE 
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                          9,109,000     11,297,000
Approved Complement -     129
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Management and 
Administrative Services
     1,148,000      1,205,000
Subd. 3.  State Accounting   
System
     5,172,000      7,313,000
 $300,000 in the first year and 
$2,500,000 in the second year is* for 
the planning and implementation of the 
new statewide accounting and payroll 
information systems. (The language 
"$2,500,000 in the second year is" was 
vetoed by the governor.) 
 On or before February 15, 1992, the 
commissioner of finance shall report to 
the chairs of the state government 
divisions of the house appropriations 
and senate finance committees on 
progress in designing the new statewide 
accounting and payroll information 
systems.  The report shall also 
identify preliminary savings or 
administrative efficiencies that the 
state may realize with a new system and 
indicate the level of future funding 
required to complete the system.  The 
report shall also present options for 
the future financing of the system 
including cost-sharing by users.  
Subd. 4.  Budget Analysis and
Operations
     2,318,000      2,286,000
Subd. 5.  Cash and Debt Management
       273,000        282,000
Subd. 6.  Economic Analysis  
       287,000        300,000
Subd. 7.  Base Cut 
       (89,000)       (89,000) 
 The base cut must be allocated among 
the agency's programs by the agency 
head. 
Sec. 20.  EMPLOYEE RELATIONS 
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                          8,798,000      8,956,000
Approved Complement -     191
General -                 111
Insurance Trust -          29
Special Revenue -          51
 $486,000 in 1991 is from the general 
fund for WCRA premium adjustments and 
is added to the appropriation in Laws 
1989, chapter 335, article 1, section 
18. 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Administration 
     2,601,000      2,566,000
Subd. 3.  Labor Relations 
       517,000        528,000
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1993, a state agency may not pay 
relocation expenses to an employee 
without the express approval of the 
commissioner of employee relations, 
unless otherwise provided in a 
collective bargaining agreement entered 
into under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
179A. 
Subd. 4.  Staffing and Compensation 
     3,052,000      3,058,000
 $56,000 the first year and $55,000 the 
second year must be subtracted from the 
amount that would otherwise be payable 
as local government aid under Minnesota 
Statutes, chapter 477A, to offset the 
cost of the local government pay equity 
function of the department.  
 By February 1, 1992, the commissioner 
of employee relations shall issue a 
comprehensive report assessing the 
impact of budget cuts on personnel in 
all executive branch agencies and 
boards, including the state university, 
technical colleges, and community 
college systems.  The report shall 
include the number of complement, 
vacancies, and full and part-time 
personnel working in each agency and 
board on July 1, 1991, and on December 
31, 1991.  It must include a breakdown 
by job class and bargaining unit in 
each agency of positions that were 
eliminated in this period.  It must 
also include a breakdown of student 
worker and temporary employee positions 
eliminated in each agency in this 
period.  The commissioner must report 
on February 1, 1993, presenting the 
same information for the time period 
January 1, 1992 to December 31, 1992.  
The reports must be made to the chairs 
of the senate finance and house 
appropriations committees. 
 It is the policy of the legislature to 
maximize the delivery of services to 
the public.  If layoffs of state 
employees are necessary, the employer 
must make an effort to reduce 
proportionally based upon the 
percentage of total management, 
supervisory, line, and support 
personnel to the total number of 
employees for the biennium ending June 
30, 1993.  This paragraph does not 
modify any employee rights contained in 
any other law or collective bargaining 
agreement under Minnesota Statutes, 
chapter 179A. 
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1993, a state agency may not fill a 
vacant management position or create a 
new management position without the 
express approval of the commissioner of 
finance. 
 It is the policy of the legislature, in 
order to ensure efficient restructuring 
and smooth and harmonious labor 
relations, that any studies for 
restructuring of executive branch 
agencies should be accomplished with 
the cooperation of existing 
labor-management committees established 
through collective bargaining 
agreements.  Every effort should be 
made to include departmental and agency 
employees in the restructuring process 
through their collective bargaining 
agents. 
 State agencies must demonstrate that 
they cannot use available staff before 
hiring outside consultants or services. 
Where outside consultants and services 
are necessary, agencies are encouraged 
to negotiate contracts that will 
involve permanent staff so as to 
upgrade and maximize training of state 
personnel.  Money spent on outside 
consultants must be reported on an 
annual basis to the senate finance and 
house appropriations committees. 
 By February 1, 1992, the state auditor, 
with the cooperation of the 
commissioner of employee relations, 
shall report to the legislature on the 
salaries of the positions subject to 
the political subdivision salary limit 
in Minnesota Statutes, section 43A.17, 
subdivision 9.  This report shall 
include analysis of total salaries, 
highest salaries, comparisons with 
other states and public and private 
sectors, and any other information the 
state auditor considers appropriate 
regarding salaries and other potential 
efficiencies and cost savings in 
political subdivisions.  Political 
subdivisions shall cooperate with the 
state auditor in providing the 
information necessary for this report. 
Subd. 5.  Safety and Workers'
Compensation
     2,232,000      2,557,000
Subd. 6.  Training and Development
       555,000        528,000
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1993, a state agency may not provide 
general management training, whether 
done in-house or through the use of 
consultants, to any of its employees 
without the express approval of the 
commissioner of employee relations.  
"General management training" means 
training related to motivating and 
supervising employees, as opposed to 
developing professional or technical 
skills in an academic or technical 
discipline. 
Subd. 7.  Equal Opportunity  
       311,000        318,000
Subd. 8.  General Reduction  
      (422,000)      (551,000)
Subd. 9.  Base Cut
       (88,000)       (88,000)
 The base cut must be allocated among 
the agency's programs by the agency 
head. 
Sec. 21.  PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT 
RELATIONS BOARD                           93,000         85,000*
Approved Complement -     1
    * (The appropriation in this section was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
Sec. 22.  REVENUE 
Subdivision 1.  Total  
Appropriation                         71,075,000     71,338,000
Approved Complement -    1,174
General -                1,134
Highway User -             38
Metro Landfill Contingency  1
Environment                 1
              Summary by Fund
General -            69,263,000    69,531,000
Environmental -          46,000        46,000 
Highway User -        1,720,000     1,715,000 
Metro Landfill 
Contingency              46,000        46,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Revenue Administration 
    21,453,000     21,820,000
 $1,200,000 the first year and 
$1,200,000 the second year are to 
redesign the document processing 
system.  If the appropriation for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it. 
 Notwithstanding any other law to the 
contrary, $60,000 of this appropriation 
for 1993 is for severance pay expenses 
for a retiring judge of the tax court 
whose major tenure was in the 
department of revenue. 
 $40,000 of the appropriation in Laws 
1989, chapter 335, article 1, section 
19, subdivision 2, does not cancel June 
30, 1991, and is available until June 
30, 1992. 
Subd. 3.  Tax Policy 
     4,041,000      4,050,000
Subd. 4.  Property and Special Taxes 
    10,096,000     10,071,000
              Summary by Fund
General -             8,284,000     8,264,000
Environmental -          46,000        46,000
Highway User -        1,720,000     1,715,000
Metro Landfill
Contingency              46,000        46,000
 $35,000 the first year and $35,000 the 
second year must be subtracted from the 
total police and fire state aid 
otherwise payable to police and 
firefighters' relief associations under 
Minnesota Statutes, sections 69.011 to 
69.051, and deposited in the general 
fund for the costs and expenses 
incurred by the department in 
collecting and distributing state aid 
to police and firefighters' relief 
associations.  
 $55,000 the first year and $55,000 the 
second year must be subtracted from the 
total taconite production tax revenues 
distributed to local units of 
government.  These amounts shall be 
deposited in the general fund and 
appropriated to the department of 
revenue for the costs and expenses 
incurred by the department in 
collecting and distributing taconite 
production tax revenues. 
Subd. 5.  Customer Service and 
Information
    13,505,000     13,475,000
Subd. 6.  Tax Compliance 
    22,680,000     22,624,000
Subd. 7.  Base Cut
      (700,000)      (702,000)
 The base cut must be allocated among 
the agency's programs by the agency 
head. 
 Sec. 23.  TRADE AND ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT 
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                         40,880,000     40,876,000
Approved Complement -     213
General -                 173
Environmental -             3
Special Revenue -           3
Trunk Highway -            16
Federal -                  18
              Summary by Fund
General              39,936,000    39,940,000
Environmental           215,000       214,000 
Trunk Highway           729,000       722,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Community Development 
    19,491,000     18,905,000
 The department of trade and economic 
development shall examine the community 
resources program, evaluate the 
effectiveness of the program, and make 
recommendations to the appropriate 
committees of the legislature for 
necessary improvements.  The department 
shall also study possible expansion of 
the community resources program into 
inner-ring suburbs adjoining cities of 
the first class, and report to the 
appropriate committees of the 
legislature by January 1, 1992.  
 $377,000 the first year and $377,000 
the second year are for regional 
planning grants to regional development 
commissions organized under Minnesota 
Statutes, sections 462.381 to 
462.396. * (The preceding paragraph 
beginning "$377,000" was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
 Until June 30, 1993, for state and 
federal grants distributed by state 
agencies to regions of the state not 
having a regional development 
commission, the state agency 
administering the grant program may 
assess the program for administrative 
costs incurred by the agency that 
normally are incurred by the commission.
 $5,517,000 the first year and 
$5,517,000 the second year are for 
economic recovery grants, of which up 
to $500,000 may be used to implement 
the capital access program.  
 $5,904,000 the first year and 
$5,904,000 the second year are for the 
targeted neighborhoods revitalization 
and financing program. * (The preceding 
paragraph beginning "$5,904,000" was 
vetoed by the governor.) 
 Upon approval by the commissioner of a 
revitalization program the commissioner 
shall, within 30 days, pay to the city 
the amount of state money identified as 
necessary to implement the 
revitalization program or program 
modification. 
 $2,791,000 the first year and 
$2,791,000 the second year* are for 
payment of a grant to the metropolitan 
council for metropolitan area regional 
parks maintenance and operation.  (The 
language "$2,791,000 the second year" 
was vetoed by the governor.) 
 The metropolitan parks and open space 
commission shall consider the 
development of a trail that would link 
the St. Paul waterfront with the Munger 
trail via Swede Hollow and the 
abandoned railroad bed running north 
through St. Paul's East Side.  The 
commission may meet with interested 
people and representatives of affected 
groups and shall report back to the 
senate finance and house appropriations 
committees by January 1, 1992. 
 $2,006,000 the first year and 
$2,006,000 the second year are for 
grants to pay principal and interest 
due on bonds issued by the city of 
Minneapolis for the Great River Road 
Project, the city of St. Paul for the 
Como Park conservatory, suburban 
Hennepin regional park district for 
land acquisition and development, and 
Washington county for land acquisition 
and development.  These amounts shall 
be continued in the base and adjusted 
only for the normal reduction in 
principal and interest payments. * (The 
preceding paragraph beginning 
"$2,006,000" was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
 $59,000 the first year and $59,000 the 
second year are for a grant to the 
Minnesota High Tech Corridor.  The 
department shall report its progress to 
the legislature by January 1, 1992. * 
(The preceding paragraph beginning 
"$59,000" was vetoed by the governor.) 
 $218,000 the first year and $217,000 
the second year are for the small 
cities federal match.  
 $75,000 is for a grant to Itasca county 
to plan and do other preliminary work 
for construction of the Itasca 
Center. * (The preceding paragraph 
beginning "$75,000" was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
 The city of Duluth will not become 
eligible to receive any funding from 
the urban revitalization action program 
until the city formally relinquishes 
its entitlement status under the 
federal Community Development Block 
Grant Program to St. Louis county. 
 St. Louis county must ensure that the 
city of Duluth will continue to receive 
that level of federal Community 
Development Block Grant Program funding 
that it would have received if it had 
remained an entitlement community. 
 $98,000 the first year and $98,000 the 
second year are for Quality Council 
grants.  
 $500,000 the first year is for transfer 
to the World Trade Center Corporation 
to establish an annual medical 
exposition, trade fair, and health care 
congress to commence in 1993.  This 
event will be coordinated and held in 
conjunction with the World Health 
Organization's annual international 
conference on children's health care to 
commence in Minnesota in 1993.  The 
purpose of the appropriation includes 
the establishment of a support system 
to assist businesses in promoting 
Minnesota's medical and health care 
industries through an annual exposition 
and trade fair.  This appropriation 
must be used in cooperation with the 
department of trade and economic 
development.  This appropriation is 
available only to the extent the World 
Trade Center Corporation is able to 
secure an equal amount from nonstate 
sources to cover the costs of 
conducting the event.  The corporation 
shall report the results of its efforts 
to the legislature by June 30, 1993. 
 Up to $780,000 may be used to purchase 
or lease modular furniture and 
telecommunications associated with the 
agency's move. 
 $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
the second year are for transfer to the 
commissioner of jobs and training for a 
wage subsidy program to alleviate 
summer youth unemployment under new 
Minnesota Statutes, section 268.552.  
No more than five percent of this 
appropriation may be used for 
administration. * (The preceding 
paragraph beginning "$250,000" was 
vetoed by the governor.) 
Subd. 3.  Minnesota Trade Office 
     2,129,000      2,238,000
 The department of trade and economic 
development, in consultation with the 
state council on Asian-Pacific 
Minnesotans, shall develop a program to 
attract investors from Hong Kong to 
Minnesota and report to the legislature 
by January 1, 1992.  The report shall 
include consideration and utilization 
of the new federal "investment visa 
program" status.  
 $100,000 is for the department of trade 
and economic development to award 
grants to qualifying Minnesota 
nonprofit organizations to support 
international cultural and educational 
exchange programs and to make grants 
and loans to qualifying Minnesota 
businesses for the support of 
international partnership program 
activities that may lead to long-term 
trade relations.  Grants must be 
matched with at least $3 of nonpublic 
funds for every state grant dollar 
awarded and loans must be matched by at 
least $1 for every state grant dollar 
loaned. 
 $100,000 is available for foreign trade 
offices in the second year of the 
biennium.  The department of trade and 
economic development shall report to 
the legislature by February 1, 1992, on 
the proposed location of the offices 
and the criteria used for the proposal. 
 $60,000 the first year and $60,000 the 
second year are for the state's portion 
of the interstate compact on 
agricultural grain marketing. * (The 
preceding paragraph beginning "$60,000" 
was vetoed by the governor.) 
 $30,000 is for an export outreach pilot 
project to identify and pursue one or 
more specific export trade 
opportunities for rural Minnesota 
businesses.  Expenditures of more than 
$10,000 for a specific project shall be 
matched, dollar for dollar, from 
nonpublic sources. 
Subd. 4.  Tourism 
     8,494,000      8,202,000
              Summary by Fund
General               7,765,000     7,480,000
Trunk Highway           729,000       722,000
 To develop maximum private sector 
involvement in tourism, $2,000,000 the 
first year and $2,000,000 the second 
year of the amounts appropriated for 
marketing activities are contingent 
upon receipt of an equal contribution 
of nonstate sources that have been 
certified by the commissioner.  Up to 
one-half of the match may be given in 
in-kind contributions.  This 
appropriation may not be expended until 
the money is matched.  
 In order to maximize marketing grant 
benefits, the commissioner must give 
priority for joint venture marketing 
grants to organizations with year-round 
sustained tourism activities.  For 
programs and projects submitted, the 
commissioner must give priority to 
those that encompass two or more areas 
or that attract nonresident travelers 
to the state. 
 $150,000 the first year is for a grant 
to Nicollet county to establish a 
tourist information and interpretive 
center on the site of the treaty of 
Traverse des Sioux.  The grant is 
available only as matched by $2 of 
nonstate money for each $1 of this 
appropriation. * (The preceding 
paragraph beginning "$150,000" was 
vetoed by the governor.) 
 Any unexpended funds from general fund 
appropriations made under this 
subdivision shall not cancel but be 
placed in a special advertising account 
for use by the office of tourism to 
purchase additional media. 
 If an appropriation for either year for 
grants is not sufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it.  
Subd. 5.  Business Development and
Analysis  
     5,637,000      6,081,000
              Summary by Fund
General               5,422,000     5,867,000
Environmental           215,000       214,000 
 $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
the second year are for grants to 
Advantage Minnesota, Inc. 
 The funds are available only if matched 
on at least a one-to-one basis from 
other sources.  The commissioner may 
release the funds only upon: 
 (1) certification that matching funds 
from each participating organization 
are available; 
 (2) review and approval of the bylaws 
and articles of incorporation of 
Advantage Minnesota, Inc. by the 
commissioner; 
 (3) appointment of the board of 
directors of Advantage Minnesota Inc.; 
and 
 (4) review and approval by the 
commissioner of the proposed operations 
plan of Advantage Minnesota, Inc. for 
the biennium. 
 $191,000 the first year and $191,000 
the second year are for the Minnesota 
motion picture board.  This 
appropriation is available only upon 
receipt by the board of $1 in matching 
contributions of money or in kind from 
nonstate sources for every $3 provided 
by this appropriation.  This 
appropriation is not available until 
the Minnesota motion picture board has 
made the commissioner of trade and 
economic development, or a designee, a 
full member of the board. 
 $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
the second year are for the state's 
match for the federal small business 
development centers.  If funding in one 
year is insufficient, the other year's 
appropriation is available. 
 $1,108,000 the first year and 
$1,108,000 the second year are for 
Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership 
grants. 
 $200,000 the first and $200,000 the 
second year are for the Minnesota 
Cooperation Office for Small Business 
and Job Creation. * (The preceding 
paragraph beginning "$200,000" was 
vetoed by the governor.) 
 $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
the second year are for WomenVenture, 
Inc. 
 $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
second year are for Metropolitan 
Economic Development Associations, Inc. 
 $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
second year are for Northeast 
Entrepreneur Fund, Inc. * (The 
preceding paragraph beginning "$50,000" 
was vetoed by the governor.) 
 $400,000 the first year and $400,000 
the second year are for a grant through 
the bureau of small business assistance 
to Minnesota Project Innovation.  The 
money must be used to set up a federal 
technical procurement project for small 
business in the state. 
 $500,000 the second year is for a grant 
to Minnesota Project Outreach 
Corporation. * (The preceding paragraph 
beginning "$500,000" was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
 $50,000 is to fund a small business 
incubator as a pilot project.  This 
incubator must be located in the 
seven-county metropolitan area in a 
city of the first class in a targeted 
neighborhood with a high population of 
low-income American Indian residents.  
The targeted neighborhood is defined by 
Minnesota Statutes, section 469.201.  
This sum is available until June 30, 
1993.  Any unencumbered balance 
remaining in the first year does not 
cancel but is available for the second 
year. 
Subd. 6.  Administration 
     1,994,000      2,310,000
Subd. 7.  Transfers From State Planning
     3,492,000      3,492,000
Subd. 8.  Base Cut
      (357,000)      (352,000)  
Sec. 24.  AMATEUR SPORTS 
COMMISSION                               544,000        543,000
Approved Complement -   8 
 Loan repayments required by Laws 1988, 
chapter 686, article 1, section 16, and 
Laws 1989, chapter 335, article 1, 
section 25, subdivision 3, need not be 
repaid on the dates specified.  The 
outstanding balances totaling $255,000 
shall be repaid in three equal 
installments of $85,000 due no later 
than June 30, 1993; June 30, 1994; and 
June 30, 1995. 
 $51,000 of the appropriation is for a 
full-time women's sports director and 
$21,000 is for a full-time student 
clerical worker.  $25,000 is available 
for grants. * (The preceding paragraph beginning 
"$51,000" was vetoed by the governor.) 
 The governor, speaker of the house of 
representatives, and senate majority 
leader shall each appoint one 
additional member to the amateur sports 
commission for a term that expires on 
June 30, 1993.  The purpose of adding 
three new members to the amateur sports 
commission is to address the gender 
imbalance of the existing commission. 
Sec. 25.  MEDIATION SERVICES           1,856,000      1,853,000
Approved Complement -    25     
 $238,000 the first year and $238,000 
the second year are for grants to area 
labor-management committees.  The 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year. 
Sec. 26.  MILITARY AFFAIRS  
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                         10,105,000    10,135,000
Approved Complement -       355 
General -                   139 
Federal -                   216 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Enlistment Incentives
     2,350,000      2,350,000
 $2,015,000 the first year and 
$2,015,000 the second year are for the 
tuition reimbursement program. 
 $335,000 the first year and $335,000 
the second year are for the 
reenlistment bonus program. 
 If appropriations for either year of 
the biennium are insufficient, the 
appropriation from the other year is 
available.  The appropriations for 
enlistment incentives are available 
until expended. 
Subd. 3.  Maintenance of Training 
Facilities 
     6,093,000      6,127,000
 $29,379.24 the first year is to pay the 
special assessment made November 24, 
1980, by the city of Anoka against the 
state-owned property on which the Anoka 
armory is located. 
 $20,604 the first year is to pay the 
special assessment made by the city of 
Stillwater against the state-owned 
property on which the Stillwater armory 
is located. 
 $54,750 the first year is to pay the 
special assessment made by the city of 
Brooklyn Park against the state-owned 
property on which the Brooklyn Park 
armory is located. 
Subd. 4.  General Support
     1,763,000      1,760,000
 $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
second year are for expenses of 
military forces ordered to active duty 
under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 192.  
If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  
Subd. 5.  Base Cut
      (101,000)      (102,000)
 The base cut must be allocated among 
the agency's programs by the agency 
head. 
Sec. 27.  VETERANS AFFAIRS             2,928,000      2,897,000
Approved Complement -     35   
 $1,048,000 the first year and 
$1,048,000 the second year are for 
emergency financial and medical needs 
of veterans.  For the biennium ending 
June 30, 1993, the commissioner shall 
limit financial assistance to veterans 
and dependents to six months, unless 
recipients have been certified as 
ineligible for other benefit programs.  
If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  
 The state auditor shall study the 
functions of county veterans service 
officers and report to the legislature 
by January 1, 1992.  The report must 
include but not be limited to 
recommendations on the following:  (1) 
elimination or merging of services and 
personnel; and (2) state funding of 
personnel costs.  
 With the approval of the commissioner 
of finance, the commissioner of 
veterans affairs may transfer the 
unencumbered balance from the veterans 
relief program to other department 
programs during the fiscal year.  The 
commissioner of veterans affairs shall 
provide background information 
explaining why the unencumbered balance 
exists.  The amounts transferred must 
be identified to the chairs of the 
senate finance committee division on 
state departments and the house 
appropriations committee division on 
state government. 
 $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
the second year are for a grant to the 
Vinland National Center. 
 $25,000 the first year is to prepare a 
welcome home celebration on November 
10, 1991, for all veterans.  This 
appropriation is available to the 
extent it is matched by an equal amount 
from private sources. 
Sec. 28.  NO SALARY SUPPLEMENT
 The appropriations in this act and the 
other omnibus appropriation acts 
include amounts needed to pay 
compensation and economic benefits to 
classified and unclassified employees 
and officers 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 
1991 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 under 
Minnesota Statutes, sections 3.855 and 
43A.18 or section 179A.22, subdivision 
4.  There will be no salary supplement 
appropriation for this purpose. 
 The salaries of legislators, judges, 
and constitutional officers are frozen 
at current levels.  The salary 
increases recommended in 1989 by the 
compensation council to take effect 
January 6, 1992, must not take effect 
until January 4, 1993. 
Sec. 29.  GENERAL CONTINGENT 
ACCOUNTS                               1,100,000      1,600,000
 The appropriations in this section must 
be spent with the approval of the 
governor after consultation with the 
legislative advisory commission under 
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. 
              Summary by Fund
General                 750,000     1,250,000
Special Revenue         250,000       250,000
Workers' Comp.          100,000       100,000
Sec. 30.  TORT CLAIMS                    303,000        303,000
 To be spent by the commissioner of 
finance.  
 If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  
Sec. 31.  MINNESOTA STATE   
RETIREMENT SYSTEM                      2,600,000      2,820,000
 The amounts estimated to be needed for 
each program are as follows: 
(a) Legislators 
     2,400,000      2,600,000
 Under Minnesota Statutes, sections 
3A.03, subdivision 2; 3A.04, 
subdivisions 3 and 4; and 3A.11. 
(b) Constitutional Officers 
       200,000        220,000
 Under Minnesota Statutes, sections 
352C.031, subdivision 5; 352C.04, 
subdivision 3; and 352C.09, subdivision 
2. 
 If an appropriation in this section for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it. 
Sec. 32.  MINNEAPOLIS EMPLOYEES 
RETIREMENT FUND                       11,005,000     11,005,000
 $10,455,000 the first year and 
$10,455,000 the second year are to the 
commissioner of finance for payment to 
the Minneapolis employees retirement 
fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 
422A.101, subdivision 3.  Payment must 
be made in four equal installments, 
March 15, July 15, September 15, and 
November 15, each year.  
 $550,000 the first year and $550,000 
the second year are to the commissioner 
of finance for payment to the 
Minneapolis employees retirement fund 
for the supplemental benefit for 
pre-1973 retirees authorized by article 
4, section 5.  
Sec. 33.  POLICE AND FIRE   
AMORTIZATION AID                       6,055,000      6,055,000
 $5,055,000 the first year and 
$5,055,000 the second year are to the 
commissioner of revenue for state aid 
to amortize the unfunded liability of 
local police and salaried firefighters' 
relief associations, under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 423A.02.  
 $1,000,000 the first year and 
$1,000,000 the second year are to the 
commissioner of finance for 
supplemental state aid to amortize the 
unfunded liability of local police and 
salaried firefighters relief 
associations under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 423A.02, subdivision 1a, as 
amended in this act. 
    Sec. 34.  [BASE CUT TRANSFERS.] 
    The governor may transfer base cuts among executive branch 
agencies assigned base cuts in this act.  However, within an 
agency, the proportion of agency base cuts for pass-through 
grants compared to total agency base cuts may not exceed the 
proportion of dollars appropriated for pass-through grants in 
the agency compared to total dollars appropriated to that agency.
    Sec. 35.  [TRANSFERS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL PROCEDURE.] If the appropriation 
in this article to an agency in the executive branch is 
specified by program, the agency may transfer unencumbered 
balances among the programs specified in that section after 
getting the approval of the commissioner of finance.  The 
commissioner shall not approve a transfer unless the 
commissioner believes that it will carry out the intent of the 
legislature.  The transfer must be reported immediately to the 
committee on finance of the senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of representatives.  If the 
appropriation in this act to an agency in the executive branch 
is specified by activity, the agency may transfer unencumbered 
balances among the activities specified in that section using 
the same procedure as for transfers among programs. 
    Subd. 2.  [CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS.] A constitutional 
officer need not get the approval of the commissioner of finance 
but must notify the committee on finance of the senate and the 
committee on appropriations of the house of representatives 
before making a transfer under subdivision 1. 
    Subd. 3.  [TRANSFER PROHIBITED.] If an amount is specified 
in this article for an item within an activity, that amount must 
not be transferred or used for any other purpose. 
    Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 2.722, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [DESCRIPTION.] Effective July 1, 1959, the 
state is divided into ten judicial districts composed of the 
following named counties, respectively, in each of which 
districts judges shall be chosen as hereinafter specified: 
    1.  Goodhue, Dakota, Carver, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott, and 
Sibley; 13 27 judges; and four permanent chambers shall be 
maintained in Red Wing, Hastings, Shakopee, and Glencoe and one 
other shall be maintained at the place designated by the chief 
judge of the district; 
    2.  Ramsey; 13 24 judges; 
    3.  Wabasha, Winona, Houston, Rice, Olmsted, Dodge, Steele, 
Waseca, Freeborn, Mower, and Fillmore; 22 judges; and permanent 
chambers shall be maintained in Faribault, Albert Lea, Austin, 
Rochester, and Winona; 
    4.  Hennepin; 53 54 judges; 
    5.  Blue Earth, Watonwan, Lyon, Redwood, Brown, Nicollet, 
Lincoln, Cottonwood, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Rock, Faribault, 
Martin, and Jackson; five 17 judges; and permanent chambers 
shall be maintained in Marshall, Windom, Fairmont, New Ulm, and 
Mankato; 
    6.  Carlton, St. Louis, Lake, and Cook; 15 judges; 
    7.  Benton, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, 
Stearns, Todd, Clay, Becker, and Wadena; 20 judges; and 
permanent chambers shall be maintained in Moorhead, Fergus 
Falls, Little Falls, and St. Cloud; 
    8.  Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Meeker, Renville, 
Swift, Yellow Medicine, Big Stone, Grant, Pope, Stevens, 
Traverse, and Wilkin; three 11 judges; and permanent chambers 
shall be maintained in Morris, Montevideo, and Willmar; 
    9.  Norman, Polk, Marshall, Kittson, Red Lake, Roseau, 
Mahnomen, Pennington, Aitkin, Itasca, Crow Wing, Hubbard, 
Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Clearwater, Cass and Koochiching; 
six 20 judges; and permanent chambers shall be maintained in 
Crookston, Thief River Falls, Bemidji, Brainerd, Grand Rapids, 
and International Falls; 
    10.  Anoka, Isanti, Wright, Sherburne, Kanabec, Pine, 
Chisago, and Washington; 30 32 judges; and permanent chambers 
shall be maintained in Anoka, Stillwater, and other places 
designated by the chief judge of the district. 
    Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 2.722, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [JUDICIAL EMPLOYEES.] The complement for the law 
clerk and court reporter assigned exclusively to a judgeship 
that is abolished under this section is abolished upon vacancy 
of the position.  The complement for the law clerk and court 
reporter shall be transferred to the judicial district to which 
a judgeship is transferred pursuant to this section.  
    Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 3.97, is amended 
by adding a subdivision to read: 
   Subd. 12.  The commission shall periodically select topics 
for the legislative auditor to evaluate.  Topics may include any 
agency, program, or activity established by law to achieve a 
state purpose, or any topic that affects the operation of state 
government, but the commission shall give primary consideration 
to topics that are likely, upon examination, to produce 
recommendations for cost savings, increased productivity, or the 
elimination of duplication among public agencies. 
    Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 3.971, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  To perform program evaluation, the legislative 
auditor shall determine the degree to which the activities and 
programs entered into or funded by the state are accomplishing 
their goals and objectives, including an evaluation a critical 
analysis of goals and objectives, measurement of program results 
and effectiveness, alternative means of achieving the same 
results, and efficiency in the allocation of resources.  The 
legislative auditor shall recommend ways to reduce the cost of 
providing state services and to eliminate services of one agency 
that overlap with or duplicate the services performed by another 
agency.  At the direction of the commission the legislative 
auditor may perform program evaluations of any state department, 
board, commission, or agency and any metropolitan agency, board, 
or commission created under chapter 473. 
    Sec. 40.  [7.21] [PAY FOR DEPOSIT SERVICES; APPROPRIATION.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORITY TO PAY.] The state treasurer may 
pay a depository for performing services related to the deposit 
of state funds in accord with agreements entered into by the 
commissioner of finance under section 16A.27, subdivision 5.  
    Sec. 41.  [7.22] [MAY ISSUE COMMEMORATIVE MEDALLIONS.] 
    The state treasurer may issue medallions to commemorate 
popular contemporaneous events of statewide interest. 
    The treasurer may make reasonable arrangements with public 
or private entities for the production, distribution, marketing, 
and sale of the medallions.  The treasurer or other entity may 
solicit and receive nonstate funds or in-kind contributions in 
connection with any part of the medallion program.  Proceeds 
from sales, nonstate funds, and in-kind contributions must be 
deposited in a dedicated account.  
    Money in the account is appropriated to the treasurer for 
purposes of the program.  Any profit earned on the sale of the 
medallions must be used for grants to support the event for 
which the medallions were issued.  The state grant must be 
matched by an equal amount from private sources. 
    Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 8.06, is amended 
to read: 
    8.06 [ATTORNEY FOR STATE OFFICERS, BOARDS, OR COMMISSIONS; 
EMPLOY COUNSEL.] 
    The attorney general shall act as the attorney for all 
state officers and all boards or commissions created by law in 
all matters pertaining to their official duties.  When requested 
by the attorney general, it shall be the duty of any county 
attorney of the state to appear within the county and act as 
attorney for any such board, commission, or officer in any court 
of such county.  The attorney general may, upon request in 
writing, employ, and fix the compensation of, a special attorney 
for any such board, commission, or officer when, in the attorney 
general's judgment, the public welfare will be promoted 
thereby.  Such special attorney's fees or salary shall be paid 
from the appropriation made for such board, commission, or 
officer.  A state agency that is current with its billings from 
the attorney general for legal services may contract with the 
attorney general for additional legal and investigative 
services.  Except as herein provided, no board, commission, or 
officer shall hereafter employ any attorney at the expense of 
the state.  
    Whenever the attorney general, the governor, and the chief 
justice of the supreme court shall certify, in writing, filed in 
the office of the secretary of state, that it is necessary, in 
the proper conduct of the legal business of the state, either 
civil or criminal, that the state employ additional counsel, the 
attorney general shall thereupon be authorized to employ such 
counsel and, with the governor and the chief justice, fix the 
additional counsel's compensation.  Except as herein stated, no 
additional counsel shall be employed and the legal business of 
the state shall be performed exclusively by the attorney general 
and the attorney general's assistants. 
    Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 8.15, is amended 
to read: 
    8.15 [ATTORNEY GENERAL COSTS.] 
    The attorney general in consultation with the commissioner 
of finance shall assess executive branch agencies a fee for 
legal services rendered to them.  The budget requests of all 
executive branch agencies submitted to the legislature in each 
odd-numbered year must show the actual or estimated amount 
assessed, paid, and requested for each year.  The assessment 
against appropriations from other than the general fund must be 
the full amount cost of providing the fee services.  The 
assessment against appropriations supported by fees must be 
included in the fee calculation.  Unless appropriations are made 
for fee supported costs, no payment by the agency is required.  
The assessment against appropriations from the general fund not 
supported by fees must be one-half of the fee cost of providing 
the services.  An amount equal to the general fund receipts in 
the even-numbered year of the biennium is appropriated to the 
attorney general for each year of the succeeding biennium.  All 
other receipts from assessments must be deposited in the state 
treasury and credited to the general fund. 
    The attorney general in consultation with the commissioner 
of finance shall assess political subdivisions fees to cover 
half the cost of legal services rendered to them. 
    Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 13.03, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [REQUEST FOR ACCESS TO DATA.] Upon request to a 
responsible authority or designee, a person shall be permitted 
to inspect and copy public government data at reasonable times 
and places, and, upon request, shall be informed of the data's 
meaning.  If a person requests access for the purpose of 
inspection, the responsible authority may not assess a charge or 
require the requesting person to pay a fee to inspect data.  The 
responsible authority or designee shall provide copies of public 
data upon request.  If a person requests copies or electronic 
transmittal of the data to the person, the responsible authority 
may require the requesting person to pay the actual costs of 
searching for and retrieving government data, including the cost 
of employee time, and for making, certifying, compiling, and 
electronically transmitting the copies of the data or the data, 
but may not charge for separating public from not public 
data.  If the responsible authority is a state agency, the 
amount received is appropriated to the agency and added to the 
appropriations from which the costs were paid.  If the 
responsible authority or designee is not able to provide copies 
at the time a request is made, copies shall be supplied as soon 
as reasonably possible. 
    When a request under this subdivision involves any person's 
receipt of copies of public government data that has commercial 
value and is a substantial and discrete portion of or an entire 
formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, 
technique, process, data base, or system developed with a 
significant expenditure of public funds by the agency, the 
responsible authority may charge a reasonable fee for the 
information in addition to the costs of making, certifying, and 
compiling the copies.  Any fee charged must be clearly 
demonstrated by the agency to relate to the actual development 
costs of the information.  The responsible authority, upon the 
request of any person, shall provide sufficient documentation to 
explain and justify the fee being charged.  
    If the responsible authority or designee determines that 
the requested data is classified so as to deny the requesting 
person access, the responsible authority or designee shall 
inform the requesting person of the determination either orally 
at the time of the request, or in writing as soon after that 
time as possible, and shall cite the specific statutory section, 
temporary classification, or specific provision of federal law 
on which the determination is based.  Upon the request of any 
person denied access to data, the responsible authority or 
designee shall certify in writing that the request has been 
denied and cite the specific statutory section, temporary 
classification, or specific provision of federal law upon which 
the denial was based.  
    Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 14.07, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [RULE DRAFTING ASSISTANCE PROVIDED.] (a) 
The revisor of statutes shall:  
    (1) maintain an agency rules drafting department to draft 
or aid in the drafting of rules or amendments to rules for any 
agency in accordance with subdivision 3 and the objective or 
other instructions which the agency shall give the revisor; and, 
    (2) prepare and publish an agency rules drafting guide 
which shall set out the form and method for drafting rules and 
amendments to rules, and to which all rules shall comply.  
    (b) The revisor shall assess an agency for the actual cost 
of providing aid in drafting rules or amendments to rules.  The 
agency shall pay the assessment using the procedures of section 
3C.056.  Each agency shall include in its budget money to pay 
the revisor's assessment.  Receipts from the assessment must be 
deposited in the state treasury and credited to the general fund.
    (c) An agency may not contract with an attorney, 
consultant, or other person either to provide rule drafting 
services to the agency or to advise on drafting unless the 
revisor determines that special expertise is required for the 
drafting and the expertise is not available from the revisor or 
the revisor's staff. 
    Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 14.07, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [APPROVAL OF FORM.] No agency decision to adopt a 
rule or emergency rule, including a decision to amend or modify 
a proposed rule or proposed emergency rule, shall be effective 
unless the agency has presented the rule to the revisor of 
statutes and the revisor has certified that its form is 
approved.  The revisor shall assess an agency for the actual 
cost of processing rules for consideration for approval of 
form.  The assessments must include necessary costs to create or 
modify the computer data base of the text of a rule and the cost 
of putting the rule into the form established by the drafting 
guide provided for in subdivision 1.  The agency shall pay the 
assessments using the procedures of section 3C.056.  Each agency 
shall include in its budget money to pay revisor's assessments.  
Receipts from the assessments must be deposited in the state 
treasury and credited to the general fund.  
    Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 14.08, is 
amended to read: 
    14.08 [REVISOR OF STATUTES APPROVAL OF RULE FORM.] 
    (a) Two copies of a rule adopted pursuant to the provisions 
of section 14.26 or 14.32 shall be submitted by the agency to 
the attorney general.  The attorney general shall send one copy 
of the rule to the revisor on the same day as it is submitted by 
the agency under section 14.26 or 14.32.  Within five days after 
receipt of the rule, excluding weekends and holidays, the 
revisor shall either return the rule with a certificate of 
approval of the form of the rule to the attorney general or 
notify the attorney general and the agency that the form of the 
rule will not be approved.  
    If the attorney general disapproves a rule, the agency may 
modify it and the agency shall submit two copies of the modified 
rule to the attorney general who shall send a copy to the 
revisor for approval as to form as described in this paragraph. 
    (b) One copy of a rule adopted after a public hearing shall 
be submitted by the agency to the revisor for approval of the 
form of the rule.  Within five working days after receipt of the 
rule, the revisor shall either return the rule with a 
certificate of approval to the agency or notify the agency that 
the form of the rule will not be approved.  
    (c) If the revisor refuses to approve the form of the rule, 
the revisor's notice shall revise the rule so it is in the 
correct form.  
    (d) The attorney general and the revisor of statutes shall 
assess an agency for the attorney general's actual cost of 
processing rules under this section.  The agency shall pay the 
revisor's assessments using the procedures of section 3C.056.  
The agency shall pay the attorney general's assessments using 
the procedures of section 8.15.  Each agency shall include in 
its budget money to pay the revisor's and the attorney general's 
assessments.  Receipts from the assessment must be deposited in 
the state treasury and credited to the general fund. 
    Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 15.191, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [EMERGENCY DISBURSEMENTS.] Imprest cash 
funds for the purpose of making minor disbursements, providing 
for change, and providing employees with travel advances or a 
portion or all of their payroll warrant where the warrant has 
not been received through the payroll system, may be established 
by state departments or agencies from existing appropriations in 
the manner prescribed by this section. 
    Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 15.50, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [ADMINISTRATIVE AND PLANNING EXPENSES.] With the 
exception of the administrative and planning expenses of the 
board for federally funded capital expenditures, the board's 
administrative and planning expenses shall be borne by the state.
If federal money is available for capital expenditures, the 
board's administrative and planning expenses must be reimbursed 
to the state upon receipt of that money.  State agencies and 
other public bodies considering capitol area projects shall 
consult with the board prior to developing plans for capital 
improvements or capital budget proposals for submission to the 
legislature and governor.  These public agencies shall provide 
adequate funds for the board's review and planning purposes if 
the board determines its review and planning services are 
necessary.  The expenses of the board for competition premiums, 
land acquisition or improvement or any other capital 
expenditures in or upon properties owned or to be owned by the 
state shall be borne by the state.  The expenses of any other 
public body for such expenditures shall be borne by the body 
concerned.  The city of Saint Paul may expend moneys currently 
in the city of Saint Paul Capitol Approach Improvement Fund 
established by Laws 1945, chapter 315, and acts amendatory 
thereof for capital improvements contained in the city's 
approved capital improvement budget.  The budget is to be 
adopted in accordance with provisions contained in the city 
charter. 
    Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 15.50, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [CAPITAL BUDGET REQUESTS.] For capital budget 
requests in the capitol area as defined in subdivision 2, 
paragraph (a), the commissioner of administration shall consult 
with the capitol area architectural and planning board regarding 
building sites and design standards. 
    Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 15A.082, 
subdivision 3, as amended by Laws 1991, chapter 22, section 1, 
is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [SUBMISSION OF RECOMMENDATIONS.] By May 1 in each 
odd-numbered year, the compensation council shall submit to the 
speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the 
senate salary recommendations for constitutional officers, 
legislators, justices of the supreme court, and judges of the 
court of appeals, district court, county court, and county 
municipal court.  The recommended salary for each office must be 
a fixed amount per year, to take effect on the first Monday in 
January July 1 of the next odd-numbered year, with no more than 
one adjustment, to take effect on January July 1 of the year 
after that.  The salary recommendations for legislators, judges, 
and constitutional officers take effect if an appropriation of 
money to pay the recommended salaries is enacted after the 
recommendations are submitted and before their effective date.  
Recommendations may be expressly modified or rejected by a bill 
enacted into law.  The salary recommendations for legislators 
are subject to additional terms that may be adopted according to 
section 3.099, subdivisions 1 and 3. 
    Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16A.27, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [CHARGES, COMPENSATING BALANCES.] The 
commissioner may, after consulting with the state treasurer, 
agree to that the treasurer may pay a depository a reasonable 
charge from appropriated money, to maintain appropriate 
compensating balances with the depository, or purchase 
noninterest bearing certificates of deposit from the depository 
for performing depository related services. 
    Sec. 53.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16A.45, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [CANCEL; CREDIT.] Once each fiscal year the 
commissioner and the treasurer shall cancel upon their books all 
outstanding unpaid commissioner's warrants, except warrants 
issued for the medical federal assistance program programs, that 
have been issued and delivered for more than five years prior to 
that date and credit to the general fund the respective amounts 
of the canceled warrants.  Once each fiscal year The 
commissioner and the treasurer shall cancel upon their books all 
outstanding unpaid commissioner's warrants issued for the 
medical federal assistance program programs that have been 
issued and delivered for more than one year the period of time 
set pursuant to the federal program and credit to the general 
fund and the appropriate account in the federal fund, the amount 
of the canceled warrants. 
    Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16A.641, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [SERIES OF BONDS.] Bonds authorized by a law may 
be issued in more than one series, and bonds authorized by more 
than one law may be combined in a single series, as determined 
by order of the commissioner.  The order must state the 
principal amount of the bonds to be issued under each law, and 
the aggregate principal amount and the maturity dates and 
amounts of the bonds included in the series that are to be 
issued for the purpose of each special fund.  
    At any time during the 18 months following the issuance of 
any series of bonds, the commissioner may, by amendment to the 
order authorizing their issuance, determine that any portion of 
the bonds were issued, or shall be deemed to have been issued, 
pursuant to a law other than the one specified in the original 
order and for a different purpose, and reallocate and transfer 
their proceeds to the appropriate account in the bond proceeds 
fund or the appropriate special fund, for expenditure pursuant 
to the law pursuant to which the amendment determines they were 
issued.  No such amendment shall be adopted unless: 
    (1) on the date of the original order, the bonds could have 
been issued and their proceeds expended as determined in the 
amended order; 
    (2) all actions required for the issuance of the 
transferred bonds have been taken on or before the date of the 
amendment; and 
    (3) the commissioner determines upon advice of counsel that 
the taxability of the interest on the bonds for federal income 
tax purposes will not be affected by the amendment. 
    Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16A.662, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [ESTABLISHMENT OF DEBT SERVICE ACCOUNT; 
APPROPRIATION OF DEBT SERVICE ACCOUNT MONEY.] There is 
established within the state bond fund a separate and special 
account designated as the infrastructure development bond debt 
service account.  There must be transferred to this debt service 
account in each fiscal year from money in the infrastructure 
development fund, other than bond proceeds and interest earned 
on bond proceeds, an amount sufficient to increase the balance 
on hand in the debt service account on each December 1 to an 
amount equal to the full amount of principal and interest to 
come due on all outstanding infrastructure development bonds to 
and including the second following July 1.  The amount necessary 
to make the transfer is appropriated from the infrastructure 
development fund.  The money on hand in the debt service account 
must be used solely for the payment of the principal of, and 
interest on, the bonds, and is appropriated for this purpose.  
This appropriation does not cancel as long as any of the bonds 
remain outstanding. 
    Sec. 56.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16A.672, 
subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [APPROPRIATION.] The money needed to pay when due 
the compensation and expenses of registrars, delivery agents, 
and paying agents, and the expenses of other agreements under 
subdivision 7 is appropriated annually to the commissioner from 
the general fund.  
    Sec. 57.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16A.69, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [CAPITOL AREA PLANNING.] The department shall set 
aside from a state appropriation available for that purpose 
funds for the planning and consulting services of the capitol 
area architectural and planning board when a state agency or the 
Minnesota historical society plans and constructs any capital 
improvement in the capitol area as defined in section 15.50, 
subdivision 2, paragraph (a). 
    Sec. 58.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16A.721, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [ACCOUNT, RULES.] The commissioner may make 
rules for charging fees for seminars and workshops conducted by 
agencies.  The commissioner may keep an account accounts for 
deposit of the seminar and workshop fee receipts.  The 
commissioner may not allow the unobligated balance of this 
account to exceed $10,000 balances in these accounts to be 
carried forward provided that the funds are expended in the 
following fiscal year.  Unobligated balances that are not 
carried forward shall cancel to the general fund. 
    Sec. 59.  [16A.723] [GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE; REIMBURSEMENT OF 
EXPENSES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ACCOUNT PROCEDURES.] The commissioner may 
establish procedures to accept funds for reimbursement of 
expenditures at the governor's residence.  
    Subd. 2.  [APPROPRIATION.] The reimbursements collected 
under subdivision 1 are appropriated for payment of expenses 
relating to events conducted at the governor's residence.  
    Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16B.24, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
     Subd. 6a.  [LEASE WITH OPTION TO BUY; CANCELLATION.] (a) 
With the approval of the commissioner of finance and the 
recommendation of the legislative advisory commission, the 
commissioner of administration may lease land or premises for as 
long as 20 years if the lease agreement provides the state a 
unilateral right to purchase all leased land and premises and if 
the lease agreement provides for the transfer of the ownership 
of the leased land and buildings upon normal termination of the 
lease for an amount not to exceed $1.  Under these lease 
agreements, the lease rental rates shall not be more than market 
rental rates.  The unilateral right must be available at any 
time during the lease agreement.  If the commissioner chooses to 
exercise the option to purchase prior to the normal termination 
of the lease, the commissioner shall obtain the approval of the 
legislature. 
     (b) A lease with option to buy agreement entered into under 
paragraph (a) is subject to cancellation upon 30 days written 
notice by the state for any reason except rental of other land 
or premises for the same use. 
    Sec. 61.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16B.36, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORITY.] The commissioner may examine, 
investigate, or make a survey of the organization, 
administration, and management of state agencies and 
institutions under their control, and may assist state agencies 
by providing analytical, statistical, and organizational 
development services to them in order to secure greater 
efficiency and economy through reorganization or consolidation 
of agencies or functions and to eliminate duplication of 
function, effort, or activity, so far as possible.  The 
commissioner shall periodically submit to the legislature a list 
of the studies being conducted for this purpose and any future 
studies scheduled at the time the list is submitted. 
    Sec. 62.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16B.41, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [RESPONSIBILITIES.] The office has the following 
duties: 
     (a) The office must develop and establish a state 
information architecture to ensure that further state agency 
development and purchase of information systems equipment and 
software is directed in such a manner that individual agency 
information systems complement and do not needlessly duplicate 
or needlessly conflict with the systems of other agencies.  In 
those instances where state agencies have need for the same or 
similar computer data, the commissioner shall ensure that the 
most efficient and cost-effective method of producing and 
storing data for or sharing data between those agencies is 
used.  The development of this information architecture must 
include the establishment of standards and guidelines to be 
followed by state agencies.  The commissioner of administration 
must establish interim standards and guidelines by August 1, 
1987.  The office must establish permanent standards and 
guidelines by July 1, 1988.  On January 1, 1988, and every six 
months thereafter, any state agency that has purchased 
information systems equipment or software in the past six 
months, or that is contemplating purchasing this equipment or 
software in the next six months, must report to the office and 
to the chairs of the house appropriations committee and the 
senate finance committee on how the purchases or proposed 
purchases comply with the applicable standards and guidelines.  
    (b) The office shall assist state agencies in the planning 
and management of information systems so that an individual 
information system reflects and supports the state agency's and 
the state's mission, requirements, and functions.  
    (c) Beginning July 1, 1988, The office must review and 
approve all agency requests for legislative appropriations for 
the development or purchase of information systems equipment or 
software.  Requests may not be included in the governor's budget 
submitted to the legislature, beginning with the budget 
submitted in January 1989, unless the office has approved the 
request. 
    (d) Each biennium the office must rank in order of priority 
agency requests for new appropriations for development or 
purchase of information systems equipment or software.  The 
office must submit this ranking to the legislature at the same 
time, or no later than 14 days after, the governor submits the 
budget message to the legislature. 
    (e) Beginning July 1, 1989, The office must define, review, 
and approve major purchases of information systems equipment to 
(1) ensure that the equipment follows the standards and 
guidelines of the state information architecture; (2) ensure 
that the equipment is consistent with the information management 
principles adopted by the information policy council; (3) 
evaluate whether or not the agency's proposed purchase reflects 
a cost-effective policy regarding volume purchasing; and (4) 
ensure the equipment is consistent with other systems in other 
state agencies so that data can be shared among agencies, unless 
the office determines that the agency purchasing the equipment 
has special needs justifying the inconsistency.  The 
commissioner of finance may not allot funds appropriated for 
major purchases of information systems equipment until the 
office reviews and approves the proposed purchase.  A public 
institution of higher education must not purchase 
interconnective computer technology without the prior approval 
of the office.  
    (f) The office shall review the operation of information 
systems by state agencies and provide advice and assistance so 
that these systems are operated efficiently and continually meet 
the standards and guidelines established by the office. 
    Sec. 63.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16B.41, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [COMPUTER IMPACT STATEMENT.] When a statutory 
change affects reporting and data collection requirements for 
local units of government, the state agency most responsible for 
the data collected and reported by the local units of government 
must file a computer impact statement with the office within 60 
days of the final enactment of the statutory change.  The 
statement must indicate the anticipated data processing costs 
associated with the change. 
    Sec. 64.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16B.465, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [PROGRAM PARTICIPATION.] (a) The commissioner may 
require the participation of state agencies and the governing 
boards of the state universities, the community colleges, and 
the technical colleges, and may request the participation of the 
board of regents of the University of Minnesota, in the planning 
and implementation of the network to provide interconnective 
technologies.  The commissioner shall establish reimbursement 
rates in cooperation with the commissioner of finance to be 
billed to participating agencies and educational institutions 
sufficient to cover the operating, maintenance, and 
administrative costs of the system. 
    (b) A direct appropriation made to an educational 
institution for usage costs associated with the STARS network 
must only be used by the educational institution for payment of 
usage costs of the network as billed by the commissioner of 
administration.  The post-secondary appropriations may be 
shifted between systems as required by unanticipated usage 
patterns.  An intersystem transfer must be requested by the 
appropriate system and may be made only after review and 
approval by the commissioner of finance, in consultation with 
the commissioner of administration. 
    Sec. 65.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16B.48, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [PURPOSE OF FUNDS.] Money in the state treasury 
credited to the general services revolving fund and money that 
is deposited in the fund is appropriated annually to the 
commissioner for the following purposes:  
    (1) to operate a central store and equipment service; 
    (2) to operate a central duplication and printing service; 
    (3) to purchase postage and related items and to refund 
postage deposits as necessary to operate the central mailing 
service; 
    (4) to operate a documents service as prescribed by section 
16B.51; 
    (5) to provide advice and other services to political 
subdivisions for the management of their telecommunication 
systems; 
    (6) to provide services for the maintenance, operation, and 
upkeep of buildings and grounds managed by the commissioner of 
administration; 
    (7) to provide analytical, statistical, and organizational 
development services to state agencies, local units of 
government, metropolitan and regional agencies, and school 
districts; 
    (8) to provide capitol security services through the 
department of public safety; and 
    (9) to operate a records center; and 
    (10) to perform services for any other agency.  Money may 
be expended for this purpose only when directed by the governor. 
The agency receiving the services shall reimburse the fund for 
their cost, and the commissioner shall make the appropriate 
transfers when requested.  The term "services" as used in this 
clause means compensation paid officers and employees of the 
state government; supplies, materials, equipment, and other 
articles and things used by or furnished to an agency; and 
utility services and other services for the maintenance, 
operation, and upkeep of buildings and offices of the state 
government. 
    Sec. 66.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16B.63, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [ACCESSIBILITY SPECIALISTS.] The state building 
inspector shall, with the approval of the commissioner, assign 
three department employees to assist municipalities in complying 
with section 16B.61, subdivision 5. 
    Sec. 67.  [43A.045] [RESTRUCTURING.] 
    It is the policy of the state of Minnesota that any 
restructuring of executive branch agencies be accomplished while 
ensuring that fair and equitable arrangements are carried out to 
protect the interests of executive branch employees, and while 
facilitating the best possible service to the public.  The 
commissioner shall make an effort to train and retrain existing 
employees for a changing work environment.  Where restructuring 
may involve a loss of existing positions and employment, the 
commissioner shall assist affected employees in finding suitable 
employment. 
    For employees whose positions will be eliminated by 
implementation of a restructuring plan, options presented to 
employees must include but not be limited to job and training 
opportunities necessary to qualify for another job in the same, 
an equal or a lower classification within their current 
department or a similar job in another state agency. 
    Implementation of this section, as well as procedures for 
notifying employees affected by restructuring plans, must be 
negotiated into collective bargaining agreements under chapter 
179A.  Nothing in this section shall be construed as diminishing 
any rights defined in collective bargaining agreements under 
this chapter or chapter 179A.  
    Sec. 68.  [43A.182] [PAYMENT OF SALARY DIFFERENTIAL FOR 
RESERVE FORCES ON ACTIVE DUTY.] 
    Each agency head shall pay to each eligible member of the 
reserve components of the armed forces of the United States an 
amount equal to the difference between the member's basic active 
duty military salary and the salary the member would be paid as 
an active state employee, including any adjustments the member 
would have received if not on leave of absence.  This payment 
may be made only to a person whose basic active duty military 
salary is less than the salary the person would be paid as an 
active state employee.  Payments must be made at the intervals 
at which the member received pay as a state employee.  Back pay 
authorized by this section may be paid in a lump sum.  Such pay 
shall not extend beyond four years from the date the employee 
was called to active duty plus such additional time in each case 
as such employee may be required to serve pursuant to law. 
    An eligible member of the reserve components of the armed 
forces of the United States is a reservist or National Guard 
member who was an employee of the state of Minnesota at the time 
the member was called to active duty and who was or is called to 
active duty after August 1, 1990, because of Operation Desert 
Shield, Operation Desert Storm, or any other action taken by the 
armed forces relating to hostilities between the United States 
and the Republic of Iraq. 
    For the purposes of this section, an employee of the state 
is an employee of the executive, judicial, or legislative 
branches of state government or an employee of the Minnesota 
state retirement system, the public employee retirement 
association, or the teachers retirement association. 
    The commissioner of employee relations and the commissioner 
of finance shall adopt procedures required to implement this 
section.  The procedures are exempt from chapter 14.  
    Sec. 69.  [43A.48] [DEPENDENT CARE EXPENSE ACCOUNT.] 
    The commissioner of employee relations may use FICA savings 
generated from the dependent care expense account program to pay 
for the administrative costs of the program. 
    Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 79.34, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [CONDITIONS REQUIRING MEMBERSHIP.] The 
nonprofit association known as the workers' compensation 
reinsurance association may be incorporated under chapter 317A 
with all the powers of a corporation formed under that chapter, 
except that if the provisions of that chapter are inconsistent 
with sections 79.34 to 79.40, sections 79.34 to 79.40 govern.  
Each insurer as defined by section 79.01, subdivision 2, shall, 
as a condition of its authority to transact workers' 
compensation insurance in this state, be a member of the 
reinsurance association and is bound by the plan of operation of 
the reinsurance association; provided, that all affiliated 
insurers within a holding company system as defined in sections 
60D.01 to 60D.13 are considered a single entity for purposes of 
the exercise of all rights and duties of membership in the 
reinsurance association.  Each self-insurer approved under 
section 176.181 and each political subdivision that self-insures 
shall, as a condition of its authority to self-insure workers' 
compensation liability in this state, be a member of the 
reinsurance association and is bound by its plan of operation; 
provided that: 
     (1) all affiliated companies within a holding company 
system, as determined by the commissioner in a manner consistent 
with the standards and definitions in sections 60D.01 to 60D.13, 
are considered a single entity for purposes of the exercise of 
all rights and duties of membership in the reinsurance 
association; and 
    (2) all group self-insurers granted authority to 
self-insure pursuant to section 176.181 are considered single 
entities for purposes of the exercise of all the rights and 
duties of membership in the reinsurance association.  As a 
condition of its authority to self-insure workers' compensation 
liability, and for losses incurred after December 31, 1983, the 
state is a member of the reinsurance association and is bound by 
its plan of operation.  The commissioner of employee relations 
represents the state in the exercise of all the rights and 
duties of membership in the reinsurance association.  The state 
treasurer shall pay the premium to the reinsurance association 
from the state compensation revolving fund upon warrants of the 
commissioner of employee relations, except that the University 
of Minnesota shall pay its portion of workers' compensation 
reinsurance premiums directly to the workers' compensation 
reinsurance association.  For the purposes of this section, 
"state" means the administrative branch of state government, the 
legislative branch, the judicial branch, the University of 
Minnesota, and any other entity whose workers' compensation 
liability is paid from the state revolving fund.  The 
commissioner of finance may calculate, prorate, and charge a 
department or agency the portion of premiums paid to the 
reinsurance association for employees who are paid wholly or in 
part by federal funds, dedicated funds, or special revenue 
funds.  The reinsurance association is not a state agency.  
Actions of the reinsurance association and its board of 
directors and actions of the commissioner of labor and industry 
with respect to the reinsurance association are not subject to 
chapters 13, 14, and 15.  All property owned by the association 
is exempt from taxation.  The reinsurance association is not 
obligated to make any payments or pay any assessments to any 
funds or pools established pursuant to this chapter or chapter 
176 or any other law. 
    Sec. 71.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116J.873, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [ADMINISTRATION.] Economic recovery grants 
shall be made available to local communities and recognized 
Indian tribal governments in accordance with the rules adopted 
for economic development grants in the small cities community 
development block grant programs, except that all units of 
general purpose local government are eligible applicants for 
economic recovery grants.  The commissioner of trade and 
economic development shall administer the economic recovery 
grant program as a part of the small cities development 
program.  A city, county, or town may grant money received under 
this section to a regional development commission to provide the 
local match required for capitalization of a regional revolving 
loan fund. 
    Sec. 72.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116J.8766, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [DISBURSEMENT OF RESERVE FUND.] (a) Upon receipt 
by the commissioner of a claim filed by the lender, the 
commissioner shall, within ten business days, pay or authorize 
the lender to withdraw from the reserve fund the amount of the 
claim as submitted, unless the information provided by the 
lender was known by the lender to be false at the time the loan 
was filed for enrollment.  No other violation of sections 
116J.876 to 116J.8769 or the agreement is grounds for denial of 
a claim.  All money transferred or credited to the reserve fund 
from any source is appropriated to the commissioner to pay 
claims under this section. 
    (b) If there is insufficient money in the reserve fund to 
cover the entire amount of the lender's claim, the commissioner 
shall pay to the lender or authorize the lender to withdraw an 
amount equal to the current balance in the reserve fund and the 
following shall apply: 
    (1) If the enrolled loan for which the claim has been filed 
is not an early loan, the payment fully satisfies the claim, and 
the lender has no right to receive any further amount from the 
reserve fund with respect to that claim. 
    (2) If the loan is an early loan, the partial payment does 
not satisfy the lender's claim, and at any time that the 
remaining balance of the claim is not greater than 75 percent of 
the balance in the reserve fund at the time of the loss, the 
commissioner, upon request of the lender, shall pay the 
remaining balance of the claim. 
    Sec. 73.  [116J.986] [BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PRESERVATION 
PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The commissioner shall 
establish a business development and preservation program.  The 
program shall have a goal of creating new businesses and 
preserving existing businesses.  The program is to be delivered 
by nonprofit organizations with experience in providing 
intensive technical assistance to individuals or small groups 
for the purpose of establishing a small business or preserving a 
business. 
    Subd. 2.  [PROGRAM CRITERIA.] The commissioner shall 
develop expected program outcome criteria.  The program criteria 
must include the number of businesses started, the number of new 
jobs developed, and the number of businesses improved through 
consultation and technical assistance.  The program criteria 
must be incorporated into the contracts entered between the 
department and each nonprofit organization.  At least annually, 
the commissioner shall report on criteria established and 
results achieved to the senate committee on economic development 
and housing and the house committee on economic development. 
    Subd. 3.  [ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS.] Four nonprofit 
organizations may receive funds under this program:  
Metropolitan Economic Development Association, Inc.; Minnesota 
Cooperation Office for Small Business and Job Creation; 
Northeast Entrepreneur Fund, Inc.; and WomenVenture, Inc. 
    Sec. 74.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116L.03, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [APPOINTMENT.] The Minnesota job skills 
partnership board consists of:  eight members appointed by the 
governor, the commissioner of trade and economic development, 
the commissioner of jobs and training, and the state director of 
vocational technical education chancellor of the technical 
college system.  
    Sec. 75.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 128C.12, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [DUES AND EVENTS REVENUE.] The state 
auditor annually must examine the accounts of, and audit all 
money paid to, the state high school league by its members.  The 
state auditor must also audit all money derived from any event 
sponsored by the league and review any private audits done for 
the league. 
    Sec. 76.  [129D.155] [REPAYMENT OF FUNDS.] 
    State funds distributed to public television or 
noncommercial radio stations and used to purchase equipment 
assets must be repaid to the state, without interest, if the 
assets purchased with these funds are sold or otherwise 
converted to a person other than a nonprofit or municipal 
corporation.  The amount due to the state shall be the net 
amount realized from the sale of the assets, but shall not 
exceed the amount of state funds advanced for the purchase of 
the asset.  Public television and noncommercial radio stations 
receiving state funds must report biennially to the legislature 
on the location and usage of assets purchased with state funds. 
    Sec. 77.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 138.17, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [DESTRUCTION, PRESERVATION, REPRODUCTION OF 
RECORDS; PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE.] The attorney general, 
legislative auditor in the case of state records, state auditor 
in the case of local records, and director of the Minnesota 
historical society, hereinafter director, shall constitute the 
records disposition panel.  The members of the panel shall have 
power by unanimous consent majority vote to direct the 
destruction or sale for salvage of government records determined 
to be no longer of any value, or to direct the disposition by 
gift to the Minnesota historical society or otherwise of 
government records determined to be valuable for preservation.  
The records disposition panel may by unanimous consent majority 
vote order any of those records to be reproduced by photographic 
or other means, and order that photographic or other 
reproductions be substituted for the originals of them.  It may 
direct the destruction or sale for salvage or other disposition 
of the originals from which they were made.  Photographic or 
other reproductions shall for all purposes be deemed the 
originals of the records reproduced when so ordered by the 
records disposition panel, and shall be admissible as evidence 
in all courts and in proceedings of every kind.  A facsimile, 
exemplified or certified copy of a photographic, optical disk 
imaging, or other reproduction, or an enlargement or reduction 
of it, shall have the same effect and weight as evidence as 
would a certified or exemplified copy of the original.  The 
records disposition panel, by unanimous consent majority vote, 
may direct the storage of government records, except as herein 
provided, and direct the storage of photographic or other 
reproductions.  Photographic or other reproductions substituted 
for original records shall be disposed of in accordance with the 
procedures provided for the original records.  For the purposes 
of this chapter:  (1) the term "government records" means state 
and local records, including all cards, correspondence, discs, 
maps, memoranda, microfilms, papers, photographs, recordings, 
reports, tapes, writings, optical disks, and other data, 
information, or documentary material, regardless of physical 
form or characteristics, storage media or conditions of use, 
made or received by an officer or agency of the state and an 
officer or agency of a county, city, town, school district, 
municipal subdivision or corporation or other public authority 
or political entity within the state pursuant to state law or in 
connection with the transaction of public business by an officer 
or agency; (2) the term "state record" means a record of a 
department, office, officer, commission, commissioner, board or 
any other agency, however styled or designated, of the executive 
branch of state government; a record of the state legislature; a 
record of any court, whether of statewide or local jurisdiction; 
and any other record designated or treated as a state record 
under state law; (3) the term "local record" means a record of 
an agency of a county, city, town, school district, municipal 
subdivision or corporation or other public authority or 
political entity; (4) the term "records" excludes data and 
information that does not become part of an official 
transaction, library and museum material made or acquired and 
kept solely for reference or exhibit purposes, extra copies of 
documents kept only for convenience of reference and stock of 
publications and processed documents, and bonds, coupons, or 
other obligations or evidences of indebtedness, the destruction 
or other disposition of which is governed by other laws; (5) the 
term "state archives" means those records preserved or 
appropriate for preservation as evidence of the organization, 
functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations or other 
activities of government or because of the value of the 
information contained in them, when determined to have 
sufficient historical or other value to warrant continued 
preservation by the state of Minnesota and accepted for 
inclusion in the collections of the Minnesota historical society.
    If the decision is made to dispose of records by majority 
vote, the Minnesota historical society may acquire and retain 
whatever they determine to be of potential historical value. 
    Sec. 78.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 160.276, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [OFFICE OF TOURISM.] The commissioner shall 
provide space free of charge to the office of tourism for travel 
information centers.  The commissioner shall not charge the 
office of tourism for any regular expenses associated with the 
operation of the travel information centers.  The commissioner 
shall provide highway maps free of charge for use and 
distribution through the travel information centers.  
    Sec. 79.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 176.421, 
subdivision 6a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6a.  [TIME LIMIT FOR DECISION.] The court shall issue 
a decision in each case within 90 days after certification of 
the record to the court by the chief administrative law judge, 
the filing of a cross-appeal, oral argument, or a final 
submission of briefs or memoranda by the parties, whichever is 
latest.  For cases submitted without oral argument, a decision 
shall be issued within 90 days after assignment of the case to 
the judges.  The chief judge may waive the 90-day limitation for 
any proceeding before the court for good cause shown.  No part 
of the salary of a workers' compensation court of appeals judge 
may be paid unless the judge, upon accepting the payment, 
certifies that decisions in cases in which the judge has 
participated have been issued within the time limits prescribed 
this subdivision. 
    Sec. 80.  [204B.145] [DUTIES OF SECRETARY OF STATE; 
REDISTRICTING.] 
    Following the completion of legislative redistricting, the 
secretary of state may coordinate and facilitate the exchange of 
information between the legislative redistricting computer 
system, the statewide voter registration system, and a computer 
system developed to assist the counties, municipalities, and 
school districts in redrawing election districts and 
establishing election precincts. 
    Sec. 81.  [268.551] [DEFINITIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [TERMS.] For the purposes of this section 
and section 82, the terms defined in this section have the 
meanings given them. 
    Subd. 2.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
commissioner of jobs and training. 
    Subd. 3.  [ELIGIBLE APPLICANT.] "Eligible applicant" means 
a person who: 
    (1) has been a resident of this state for at least one 
month; 
    (2) is unemployed; 
    (3) is not receiving and is not eligible to receive 
unemployment compensation; and 
    (4) is a targeted young person as defined in Laws 1990, 
chapter 562, article 4, section 12, between the ages of 14 and 
21, who, because of a lack of personal resources and skills, 
needs assistance in setting and realizing education goals and in 
becoming a contributing member of the community. 
    Subd. 4.  [EMPLOYER.] "Employer" means a private or public 
employer. 
    Sec. 82.  [268.552] [WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [CREATION.] A grant program is established 
to provide adolescents with opportunities for gaining a high 
school diploma, exploring occupations, evaluating vocational 
options, receiving career and life skills counseling, developing 
and pursuing personal goals, and participating in 
community-based projects and summer youth employment. 
    Subd. 2.  [AMOUNT AND DURATION OF SUBSIDY.] The maximum 
subsidy is $4 per hour for wages and $1 per hour for fringe 
benefits.  The subsidy for an eligible applicant may be paid for 
a maximum of 1,040 hours over a period of 26 weeks.  Employers 
are encouraged to use money from other sources to provide 
increased wages to applicants they employ. 
    Subd. 3.  [CONTRACTS TO ADMINISTER.] The commissioner may 
contract with local service units or certified local service 
providers to deliver the wage subsidies.  The contract must 
require that no more than five percent of the contract amount be 
expended for administration. 
    Subd. 4.  [AREA ALLOCATION OF SUBSIDIES.] Wage subsidy 
money must be allocated to local service units based on the 
number of eligible applicants in that area compared to the state 
total of eligible applicants.  Money may be reallocated if it 
otherwise would not be used. 
    Subd. 5.  [ALLOCATION TO APPLICANTS.] Priority for 
subsidies shall be in the following order: 
    (1) applicants living in households with no other income 
source; 
    (2) applicants whose incomes and resources are less than 
the standard for eligibility for general assistance or work 
readiness; and 
    (3) applicants who are eligible for aid to families with 
dependent children. 
    Subd. 6.  [OUTREACH.] A local service unit shall publicize 
the availability of wage subsidies within its area. 
    Subd. 7.  [REPORTS.] Each entity delivering wage subsidies 
shall report to the commissioner on a quarterly basis: 
    (1) the number of persons placed in private sector jobs, in 
temporary public sector jobs, or in other services; 
    (2) the outcome for each participant placed; 
    (3) the number and type of employers employing persons 
under the program; 
    (4) the amount of money spent in each local service unit 
for wages for each type of employment and each type of other 
expense; 
    (5) the age, educational experience, family status, gender, 
priority group status, race, and work experience of each person 
in the program; 
    (6) the amount of wages received by persons while in the 
program and 60 days after completing the program; 
    (7) for each classification of persons described in clause 
(5), the outcome of the wage subsidy placement, including length 
of time employed; nature of employment, whether private sector, 
temporary public sector, or other service; and the hourly wages; 
and 
    (8) any other information requested by the commissioner.  
Each report must include cumulative information, as well as 
information for each quarter. 
    Data collected on individuals under this subdivision are 
private data on individuals as defined in section 13.02, 
subdivision 12, except that summary data may be provided under 
section 13.05, subdivision 7. 
    Subd. 8.  [PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT.] Subsidies under this 
section may be paid for part-time jobs. 
    Subd. 9.  [LAYOFFS; WORK REDUCTIONS.] An employer may not 
lay off, terminate, or reduce the working hours of an employee 
for the purpose of hiring an individual with funds provided by 
this section.  An employer may not hire an individual with funds 
available under this section if any other person is on layoff 
from the same or a substantially equivalent job.  
    Subd. 10.  [RULES.] The commissioner may adopt rules to 
implement this section. 
    Sec. 83.  [270.059] [REVENUE DEPARTMENT SERVICE AND 
RECOVERY SPECIAL REVENUE FUND.] 
    A revenue department service and recovery special revenue 
fund is created for the purpose of recovering the costs of 
furnishing public government data and related services or 
products, as well as recovering costs associated with collecting 
local taxes on sales.  All money collected under this section is 
deposited in the revenue department service and recovery special 
revenue fund.  Money in the fund is appropriated to the 
commissioner of revenue to reimburse the department of revenue 
for the costs incurred in administering the tax law or providing 
the data, service, or product. 
    Sec. 84.  [270.74] [FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARDS; PAYMENT OF 
STATE TAXES.] 
    (a) The commissioner of revenue may allow taxpayers to use 
financial transaction cards, as defined in section 325G.02, 
subdivision 2, to pay any of the following which are payable to 
the commissioner:  (1) state taxes; (2) estimated tax deposits; 
(3) penalties; (4) interest; (5) additions to taxes; and (6) 
fees. 
    (b) The commissioner may impose a fee on each transaction 
under paragraph (a).  The fee is equal to the fee the 
commissioner is required to pay for the taxpayer's use of the 
financial transaction card.  This fee must be deposited in the 
general fund and is appropriated to the commissioner for the 
purpose of paying the transaction card fee. 
     (c) The types of financial transaction cards that will be 
accepted shall be determined solely by the commissioner.  The 
selection of transaction card vendors shall be made through a 
request for proposals process.  Before issuing a request for 
proposals, the commissioner shall review the request for 
proposals and any specifications with the commissioner of 
finance and the state treasurer.  The commissioner shall select 
the transaction card vendors from among those which meet the 
operational and cost requirements of the department of revenue.  
The commissioner may limit the number of different types of 
financial transaction cards that will be accepted. 
    (d) If the commissioner allows taxpayers to pay taxes with 
financial transaction cards, the commissioner shall report 
quarterly on the status of this program to the chairs of the 
house tax and appropriations committees and the chairs of the 
senate tax and finance committees.  
    Sec. 85.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 271.06, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [APPEAL FEE.] At the time of filing the notice of 
appeal the appellant shall pay to the court administrator of the 
tax court an appeal fee of $25 $50; provided, that no appeal fee 
shall be required of the commissioner of revenue, the attorney 
general, the state or any of its political subdivisions.  In 
small claims division, the appeal fee shall be $2 $5.  The 
provisions of chapter 563, providing for proceedings in forma 
pauperis, shall also apply for appeals to the tax court. 
    Sec. 86.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 271.19, is 
amended to read: 
    271.19 [COSTS AND DISBURSEMENTS.] 
    Upon the determination of any appeal under this chapter 
before the tax court, or of any review hereunder by the supreme 
court, the costs and disbursements may shall be taxed and 
allowed in favor of the prevailing party and against the losing 
party as in civil actions.  In any case where a person liable 
for a tax or other obligation has lost an appeal or review 
instituted by the person, and the tax court or court shall 
determine that the person instituted the same merely for the 
purposes of delay, or that the taxpayer's position in the 
proceedings is frivolous, additional costs, commensurate with 
the expense incurred and services performed by the agencies of 
the state in connection with the appeal, but not exceeding 
$5,000 in any case, may be allowed against the taxpayer, in the 
discretion of the tax court or court.  Costs and disbursements 
allowed against any such person shall be added to the tax or 
other obligation determined to be due, and shall be payable 
therewith.  To the extent described in section 3.761, where an 
award of costs and attorney fees is authorized under section 
3.762, the costs and fees shall be allowed against the state, 
including expenses incurred by the taxpayer to administratively 
protest or appeal to the department of revenue the order, 
decision, or report of the commissioner that is the subject of 
the tax court proceedings.  Costs and disbursements allowed 
against the state or other public agencies shall be paid out of 
funds received from taxes or other obligations of the kind 
involved in the proceeding, or other funds of the agency 
concerned appropriated and available therefor.  Witnesses in 
proceedings under this chapter shall receive like fees as in the 
district court, to be paid in the first instance by the parties 
by whom the witnesses were called, and to be taxed and allowed 
as herein provided. 
    Sec. 87.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 355.392, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS.] For services by judges 
referred to in subdivision 1, clause (b), the state court 
administrator shall pay into the contribution fund established 
pursuant to section 355.04, an employer contribution on wages 
equal the employer tax rate imposed by the Federal Insurance 
Contributions Act.  
    Sec. 88.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 355.392, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS.] For services by judges 
referred to in subdivision 1, clause (b), the judge shall pay 
into the contribution fund established pursuant to section 
355.04, an employee contribution on wages equal to the employee 
tax rate imposed by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act.  
This contribution shall be made from the contribution made by 
the judge pursuant to section 490.123, subdivision 1.  The 
contribution must be made by payroll deduction.  
    Sec. 89.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 357.24, is 
amended to read: 
    357.24 [CRIMINAL CASES.] 
    Witnesses for the state in criminal cases shall receive the 
same fees for travel and attendance as provided in section 
357.22, and judges may, in their discretion, allow like fees to 
witnesses attending in behalf of any defendant.  In addition 
these witnesses shall receive reasonable expenses actually 
incurred for meals, loss of wages and child care, not to exceed 
$40 per day.  In courts these witness fees shall be certified 
and paid in the same manner as jurors.  The compensation and 
reimbursement shall be paid out of the county treasury.  
    Sec. 90.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 363.121, is 
amended to read: 
    363.121 [DEPARTMENT ATTORNEY.] 
    (a) The attorney general shall be the attorney for the 
department.  When a matter has been referred to the attorney 
general by the commissioner after a finding of probable cause or 
for the purpose of interim relief, communications between 
members of the attorney general's office and charging parties or 
members of a class formed pursuant to section 363.06, 
subdivision 4, clause (6), are privileged as would be a 
communication between an attorney and a client. 
    (b) The department of human rights may not be charged by 
the attorney general for legal representation on behalf of 
complaining parties who have filed a charge of discrimination 
with the department.  This paragraph is effective retroactive to 
July 1, 1989.  The department does not have an obligation to pay 
for any services rendered by the attorney general since July 1, 
1985, in excess of the amounts already paid for those services. 
    Sec. 91.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 383B.119, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION.] The board of 
commissioners shall publish the annual financial statements in 
accordance with the requirements of section 375.17.  The annual 
audited financial statements shall be made available for public 
inspection upon request, and a copy shall be filed with the 
state auditor. 
    Sec. 92.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 423A.02, is 
amended to read: 
    423A.02 [LOCAL POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS' RELIEF ASSOCIATION 
AMORTIZATION STATE AID.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [AMORTIZATION STATE AID.] (a) Any 
municipality in which is located a local police or salaried 
firefighters' relief association to which the provisions of 
section 69.77, apply, unless the municipality has adopted a 
municipal resolution retaining the local relief association 
pursuant to section 423A.01, subdivision 1, shall be entitled 
upon application as required by the commissioner of revenue to 
receive local police and salaried firefighters' relief 
association amortization state aid if the municipality and the 
appropriate relief association both comply with the applicable 
provisions of sections 69.031, subdivision 5, 69.051, 
subdivisions 1 and 3, and 69.77. 
    (b) The total amount of amortization state aid to all 
entitled municipalities must not exceed $5,055,000. 
    (c) Subject to the adjustment for the city of Minneapolis 
provided in this paragraph, the amount of amortization state aid 
to which a municipality is entitled annually shall be an amount 
equal to the level annual dollar amount required to amortize, by 
December 31, 2010, the unfunded accrued liability of the special 
fund of the appropriate relief association as reported in the 
December 31, 1978, actuarial valuation of the relief association 
prepared pursuant to sections 356.215 and 356.216, reduced by 
the dollar amount required to pay the interest on the unfunded 
accrued liability of the special fund of the relief association 
for calendar year 1981 set at the rate specified in Minnesota 
Statutes 1978, section 356.215, subdivision 4, clause (4).  For 
the city of Minneapolis, the amortization state aid amount thus 
determined must be reduced by $747,232 on account of the 
Minneapolis police relief association and by $772,768 on account 
of the Minneapolis fire department relief association.  If the 
amortization state aid amounts determined under this paragraph 
exceed the amount appropriated for this purpose, the 
amortization state aid for actual allocation must be reduced pro 
rata. 
    (d)  Payment of amortization state aid to municipalities 
shall be made directly to the municipalities involved in four 
equal installments on March 15, July 15, September 15 and 
November 15 annually.  Upon receipt of amortization state aid, 
the municipal treasurer shall transmit the aid amount to the 
treasurer of the local relief association for immediate deposit 
in the special fund of the relief association. 
    (e)  The commissioner of revenue shall prescribe and 
periodically revise the form for and content of the application 
for the amortization state aid.  The amounts required to pay the 
amortization state aid are hereby annually appropriated from the 
general fund to the commissioner of revenue. 
    Subd. 1a.  [SUPPLEMENTARY AMORTIZATION STATE AID.] In 
addition to the amortization state aid under subdivision 1, 
there is a distribution of supplementary amortization state aid 
among those local police and salaried firefighters relief 
associations that receive amortization state aid under 
subdivision 1.  The amount of the distribution is that 
proportion of the appropriation that the unfunded actuarial 
accrued liability of each relief association bears to the total 
unfunded actuarial accrued liabilities of all relief 
associations as reported in the most recent actuarial valuations 
of the relief associations receiving amortization state aid 
under subdivision 1.  Moneys under this subdivision must be 
distributed to the relief associations at the same time that 
fire and police state aid is distributed under section 69.021. 
    Subd. 2.  [CONTINUED ELIGIBILITY.] Any municipality which 
has qualified for amortization state aid under subdivision 1 
shall continue upon application to be entitled to receive 
amortization state aid and supplementary amortization state aid 
authorized by Laws 1984, chapter 564, section 48 subdivision 1a, 
after the local police or salaried firefighters' relief 
association has been consolidated into the public employees 
police and fire fund.  
    Sec. 93.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 469.201, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [CITY.] "City" means a city of the first class as 
defined in section 410.01 and a city of the second class that is 
designated as an economically depressed area by the United 
States Department of Commerce.  For each city, a port authority, 
housing and redevelopment authority, or other agency or 
instrumentality, the jurisdiction of which is the territory of 
the city, is included within the meaning of city. 
    Sec. 94.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 471.468, is 
amended to read: 
    471.468 [BUILDING PLANS; APPROVAL; EXCEPTIONS.] 
    On site construction or remodeling shall not hereafter be 
commenced of any building or facility until the plans and 
specifications of the building or facility have been reviewed 
and approved by the local authority.  The provisions of sections 
471.465 to 471.469 are applicable only to contracts awarded 
subsequent to May 22, 1971.  The local authority shall certify 
in writing that the review and approval under this section have 
occurred.  The certification must be attached to the permit of 
record. 
    Sec. 95.  [471.975] [PAYMENT OF SALARY DIFFERENTIAL FOR 
RESERVE FORCES ON ACTIVE DUTY.] 
    A statutory or home rule charter city, county, town, school 
district, or other political subdivision may pay to each 
eligible member of the reserve components of the armed forces of 
the United States an amount equal to the difference between the 
member's active duty military salary and the salary the member 
would be paid as an active political subdivision employee, 
including any adjustments the member would have received if not 
on leave of absence.  Payments must be made at the intervals at 
which the member received pay as a political subdivision 
employee.  Back pay authorized by this section may be paid in a 
lump sum.  Such pay shall not extend beyond four years from the 
date the employee was called to active duty plus such additional 
time in each case as such employee may be required to serve 
pursuant to law. 
    An eligible member of the reserve components of the armed 
forces of the United States is a reservist or National Guard 
member who was an employee of a political subdivision at the 
time the member was called to active duty and who was or is 
called to active duty after August 1, 1990, because of Operation 
Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, or any other action taken 
by the armed forces relating to hostilities between the United 
States and the Republic of Iraq. 
    Sec. 96.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 474A.03, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [APPLICATION FEE.] Every entitlement issuer and 
other issuer shall pay to the commissioner a nonrefundable 
application fee to offset the state cost of program 
administration.  The application fee is $100 for each $500,000 
of entitlement or allocation requested, with the request rounded 
to the nearest $500,000.  The minimum fee is $100.  Fees 
received by the commissioner must be credited to the general 
fund. 
    Sec. 97.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 480.181, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [COUNTY TO STATE FUNDING.] Whenever a group of 
court employees is transferred from county to state funding, the 
provisions of this section shall apply. 
    Sec. 98.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 480.24, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [QUALIFIED LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM.] "Qualified 
legal services program" means a nonprofit corporation which 
provides or proposes to provide legal services to eligible 
clients in civil matters and which is governed by a board of 
directors composed of attorneys-at-law and consumers of legal 
services.  A qualified legal services program includes farm 
legal assistance providers that have a proven record of delivery 
of effective, high-quality legal assistance and have 
demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing legal issues 
affecting financially distressed family farmers throughout the 
state. 
    Sec. 99.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 480.242, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS; SELECTION OF 
RECIPIENTS.] At times and in accordance with any procedures as 
the supreme court adopts in the form of court rules, 
applications for the expenditure of civil legal services funds 
shall be accepted from qualified legal services programs or from 
local government agencies and nonprofit organizations seeking to 
establish qualified alternative dispute resolution programs.  
The applications shall be reviewed by the advisory committee, 
and the advisory committee, subject to review by the supreme 
court, shall distribute the funds received pursuant to section 
480.241, subdivision 2, to qualified legal services programs or 
to qualified alternative dispute resolution programs submitting 
applications.  Subject to the provisions of subdivision 4, The 
funds shall be distributed in accordance with the following 
formula:  
    (a) Eighty-five percent of the funds distributed shall be 
distributed to qualified legal services programs that have 
demonstrated an ability as of July 1, 1982, to provide legal 
services to persons unable to afford private counsel with funds 
provided by the federal Legal Services Corporation.  The 
allocation of funds among the programs selected shall be based 
upon the number of persons with incomes below the poverty level 
established by the United States Census Bureau who reside in the 
geographical area served by each program, as determined by the 
supreme court on the basis of the 1980 most recent national 
census.  All funds distributed pursuant to this clause shall be 
used for the provision of legal services in civil and farm legal 
assistance matters as prioritized by program boards of directors 
to eligible clients. 
    (b) Fifteen percent of the funds distributed may be 
distributed (1) to other qualified legal services programs for 
the provision of legal services in civil matters to eligible 
clients, including programs which organize members of the 
private bar to perform services and programs for qualified 
alternative dispute resolution, or (2) to programs for training 
mediators operated by nonprofit alternative dispute resolution 
corporations.  Grants may be made pursuant to this clause only 
until June 30, 1987., or (3) to qualified legal services 
programs to provide family farm legal assistance for financially 
distressed state farmers.  The family farm legal assistance must 
be directed at farm financial problems including, but not 
limited to, liquidation of farm property including bankruptcy, 
farm foreclosure, repossession of farm assets, restructuring or 
discharge of farm debt, farm credit and general debtor-creditor 
relations, and tax considerations.  If all the funds to be 
distributed pursuant to this clause cannot be distributed 
because of insufficient acceptable applications, the remaining 
funds shall be distributed pursuant to clause (a). 
     A person is eligible for legal assistance under this 
section if the person is an eligible client as defined in 
section 480.24, subdivision 2, or: 
    (1) is a state resident; 
    (2) is or has been a farmer or a family shareholder of a 
family farm corporation within the preceding 24 months; 
    (3) has a debt-to-asset ratio greater than 50 percent; 
    (4) has a reportable federal adjusted gross income of 
$15,000 or less in the previous year; and 
    (5) is financially unable to retain legal representation. 
     Qualifying farmers and small business operators whose bank 
loans are held by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are 
eligible for legal assistance under this section. 
    Sec. 100.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 480.242, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [PERMISSIBLE FAMILY FARM LEGAL ASSISTANCE 
ACTIVITIES.] Qualified legal services programs that receive 
funds under the provisions of subdivision 2 may provide the 
following types of farm legal assistance activities: 
    (1) legal backup and research support to attorneys 
throughout the state who represent financially distressed 
farmers; 
    (2) direct legal advice and representation to eligible 
farmers in the most effective and efficient manner, giving 
special emphasis to enforcement of legal rights affecting large 
numbers of farmers; 
    (3) legal information to individual farmers; 
    (4) general farm related legal education and training to 
farmers, private attorneys, legal services staff, state and 
local officials, state-supported farm management advisors, and 
the public; 
    (5) an incoming, statewide, toll-free telephone line to 
provide the advice and referral described in this subdivision; 
and 
    (6) legal advice and representation to eligible persons 
whose bank loans are held by the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation.  
    Sec. 101.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 481.10, is 
amended to read: 
    481.10 [CONSULTATION WITH PERSONS RESTRAINED.] 
    All officers or persons having in their custody a person 
restrained of liberty upon any charge or cause alleged, except 
in cases where imminent danger of escape exists, shall admit any 
resident attorney retained by or in behalf of the person 
restrained, or whom the restrained person may desire to consult, 
to a private interview at the place of custody.  Such 
custodians, upon request of the person restrained, as soon as 
practicable, and before other proceedings shall be had, shall 
notify any attorney residing in the county of the request for a 
consultation with the attorney.  Reasonable telephone access to 
the attorney shall be provided to the person restrained at no 
charge to the attorney or to the person restrained.  Every 
officer or person who shall violate any provision of this 
section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, in addition to the 
punishment prescribed therefor shall forfeit $100 to the person 
aggrieved, to be recovered in a civil action.  
    Sec. 102.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 484.73, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [FEE ON REQUEST FOR TRIAL AFTER 
ARBITRATION.] Upon making a request for trial, the moving party 
shall, unless permitted to proceed in forma pauperis, pay to the 
court administrator a fee of $100.  
    Sec. 103.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 490.123, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [FUND CREATION; CONTRIBUTIONS REVENUE AND 
AUTHORIZED DISBURSEMENTS.] The "judges' retirement fund" must be 
credited with all contributions, all interest, and all other 
income authorized by law.  From this fund there are appropriated 
the payments authorized by sections 490.121 to 490.132, in the 
amounts and at the times provided, including the necessary and 
reasonable expenses of the Minnesota state retirement system in 
administering the fund and the transfers to the Minnesota 
postretirement investment fund.  
    Subd. 1a.  [MEMBER CONTRIBUTION RATES.] (a) A judge who is 
covered by the federal old age, survivors, disability, and 
health insurance program shall contribute to the fund from each 
salary payment a sum equal to one-half of one percent of salary, 
plus a sum equal to the salary multiplied by the rate of 
employee tax specified in the Federal Insurance Contributions 
Act as defined in section 355.01, subdivision 9, but in 
aggregate not less than seven percent of salary.  In addition, a 
judge referred to in section 355.392, subdivision 1, clause (b), 
shall contribute to the fund from each salary payment a sum 
equal to an additional three-quarters of one four percent of 
salary.  The balance of all money necessary for administering 
sections 490.121 to 490.132 and the judges' retirement fund, 
including payment of retirement compensation and other benefits 
under sections 490.121 to 490.132, must be contributed to the 
fund by the state. 
    Money certified by the executive director of the Minnesota 
state retirement system to the commissioner of finance as needed 
to meet the state's obligations to the judges' retirement fund 
must be transferred to the fund at least once a month. 
    (b) A judge not so covered shall contribute to the fund 
from each salary payment a sum equal to 8.15 percent of salary. 
    (c) The contribution under this subdivision is payable by 
salary deduction. 
    Subd. 1b.  [EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTION RATE.] The employer 
contribution rate on behalf of a judge is 22 percent of salary. 
    The employer contribution must be paid by the state court 
administrator and is payable at the same time as member 
contributions under subdivision 1a are remitted. 
     Sec. 104.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 490.124, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [DISABILITY RETIREMENT.] From and after 
disability retirement date, a disabled judge shall be entitled 
to continuation of the judge's full salary payable by the 
judge's employer, as if the judge's office were not vacated by 
retirement, for a period of up to two one full years year, but 
in no event beyond the judge's mandatory retirement date.  
Thereafter a disability retirement annuity computed as provided 
in subdivision 1 shall be paid, provided that the judge shall 
receive a minimum annuity of 25 percent of the judge's final 
average compensation. 
    Sec. 105.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 593.48, is 
amended to read: 
    593.48 [COMPENSATION OF JURORS AND TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT.] 
    A juror shall be reimbursed for round-trip travel between 
the juror's residence and the place of holding court at a rate 
of 15 to 24 cents per mile determined by the supreme court, and 
shall be compensated at a rate of $15 for each day of required 
attendance at sessions of the court.  Except in the eighth 
judicial district where the state shall pay directly, the 
compensation and reimbursement shall be paid out of the county 
treasury upon receipt of authorization to pay from the jury 
commissioner.  These jury costs shall be reimbursed monthly by 
the supreme court upon submission of an invoice by the county 
treasurer.  A monthly report of payments to jurors shall be sent 
to the jury commissioner within two weeks of the end of the 
month in the form required by the jury commissioner. 
    Sec. 106.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 609.101, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [SURCHARGES AND ASSESSMENTS.] (a) When a 
court sentences a person convicted of a felony, gross 
misdemeanor, or misdemeanor, other than a petty misdemeanor such 
as a traffic or parking violation, and if the sentence does not 
include payment of a fine, the court shall impose an assessment 
of not less than $25 nor more than $50.  If the sentence for the 
felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor includes payment of a 
fine of any amount, including a fine of less than $100, the 
court shall impose a surcharge on the fine of ten percent of the 
fine.  This section applies whether or not the person is 
sentenced to imprisonment and when the sentence is suspended.  
    (b) In addition to the assessments in paragraph (a), the 
court shall assess the following surcharges after a person is 
convicted: 
    (1) for a person charged with a felony, $25; 
    (2) for a person charged with a gross misdemeanor, $15; 
    (3) for a person charged with a misdemeanor other than a 
traffic, parking, or local ordinance violation, $10; and 
    (4) for a person charged with a local ordinance violation 
other than a parking or traffic violation, $5.  
The surcharge must be assessed for the original charge, whether 
or not it is subsequently reduced.  A person charged on more 
than one count may be assessed only one surcharge under this 
paragraph, but must be assessed for the most serious offense.  
This paragraph applies whether or not the person is sentenced to 
imprisonment and when the sentence is suspended. 
    (c) The court may not waive payment or authorize payment of 
the assessment or surcharge in installments unless it makes 
written findings on the record that the convicted person is 
indigent or that the assessment or surcharge would create undue 
hardship for the convicted person or that person's immediate 
family. 
    (d) If the court fails to waive or impose an assessment 
required by this section paragraph (a), the court administrator 
shall correct the record to show imposition of an assessment of 
$25 if the sentence does not include payment of a fine, or if 
the sentence includes a fine, to show an imposition of a 
surcharge of ten percent of the fine.  If the court fails to 
waive or impose an assessment required by paragraph (b), the 
court administrator shall correct the record to show imposition 
of the assessment described in paragraph (b). 
    (e) Except for assessments and surcharges imposed on 
persons convicted of violations described in section 97A.065, 
subdivision 2, the court shall collect and forward to the 
commissioner of finance the total amount of the assessment 
assessments or surcharge surcharges and the commissioner shall 
credit all money so forwarded to the general fund. 
    (f) If the convicted person is sentenced to imprisonment, 
the chief executive officer of the correctional facility in 
which the convicted person is incarcerated may collect the 
assessment or surcharge from any earnings the inmate accrues for 
work performed in the correctional facility and forward the 
amount to the commissioner of finance, indicating the part that 
was imposed for violations described in section 97A.065, 
subdivision 2, which must be credited to the game and fish fund. 
    Sec. 107.  [STATE TRAILS GRANT.] 
    From the sum appropriated for state trails in S.F. No. 
1533, the commissioner of natural resources may grant up to 
$150,000 to the joint powers board, Cannon Valley Trail, for 
Cannon River Valley Trail development. 
    Sec. 108.  Laws 1990, chapter 610, article 1, section 27, 
is amended to read:  
    Sec. 27.  [MILITARY AFFAIRS.] 
To the adjutant general to prepare plans
for an education center at Camp Ripley           200,000
 The adjutant general shall use the 
unencumbered balance from the 
appropriation in Laws 1984, chapter 
597, section 9, paragraph (d), for the 
purposes stated in paragraph (d), and 
for the planning of a new armory and 
military affairs building.  The 
department of military affairs shall 
continue to occupy the veterans service 
building until the department has 
secured the federal funds and the 
legislature has acted on a governor's 
recommendation for funding of a new 
armory/military affairs building.  
    Sec. 109.  [SBIR MARKETING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 
PROGRAM.] 
    Minnesota project innovation may establish a small business 
innovation research (SBIR) marketing and technical assistance 
program.  Minnesota project innovation may conduct the following 
activities under the SBIR marketing and technical assistance 
program: 
    (1) market the federal SBIR grant program to scientists, 
engineers, and entrepreneurs; 
    (2) provide technical assistance to persons applying for 
federal SBIR grants; 
    (3) assist persons applying for federal SBIR grants with 
securing equity financing to commercialize new technologies; and 
    (4) provide technical assistance to persons in gaining 
access to technology developed through the efforts of the 
federal government. 
    Sec. 110.  [EIGHTH DISTRICT PILOT PROJECT:  REPORT.] 
    The supreme court shall report to the legislature by 
February 1, 1993, on the results of the eighth district pilot 
project and its implications for extending the takeover of local 
court costs to additional judicial districts.  The report must 
include, but need not be limited to, the following: 
    (1) recommendations on how district court employees might 
organize and bargain collectively with the supreme court or its 
designated agent; 
    (2) an analysis of personnel and classification issues that 
would arise if the pilot project were extended to additional 
judicial districts; 
    (3) findings on the cost of continuing the pilot project 
through June 30, 1995; and 
    (4) findings on the cost of and a proposed schedule for 
extending the pilot project to additional judicial districts. 
    Sec. 111.  [FINDINGS.] 
    The legislature finds that the state of Minnesota faces 
immediate and serious financial problems.  As a result, public 
employers may have insufficient resources to maintain their work 
forces at the current level.  The legislature determines that 
the public interest is best served if public employers' budgets 
can be balanced without layoffs of public employees.  Section 
112 is enacted as a temporary measure to help solve the 
financial crisis facing units of state and local government, 
while minimizing layoffs of public employees.  
    Sec. 112.  [EMPLOYER-PAID HEALTH INSURANCE.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [STATE EMPLOYEES.] A state employee, as 
defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 43A.02, subdivision 21, 
or an employee of the state university system, community college 
system, Minnesota state retirement system, the teachers 
retirement association, or the public employees retirement 
association, is eligible for state-paid hospital, medical, and 
dental benefits if the person: 
    (1) is eligible for state-paid insurance under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 43A.18, or other law; 
    (2) has at least 25 years of service in the state civil 
service as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 43A.02, 
subdivision 10, or at least 25 years of service as an employee 
of the Minnesota state retirement system, the teachers 
retirement association, or the public employees retirement 
association or a combination of any two or more of them; 
    (3) upon retirement is immediately eligible for a 
retirement annuity; 
    (4) is at least 55 and not yet 65 years of age; and 
    (5) retires on or after July 1, 1991, and before October 1, 
1991. 
    In addition to those eligible under clause (5), a person 
defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 43A.02, subdivision 27, 
who meets the requirements of clauses (1) to (4) and who has 
more than 30 years of service in the state civil service is 
eligible under this subdivision if the person retires after 
January 1, 1991, and before May 20, 1991.  
    Subd. 2.  [OTHER PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.] The University of 
Minnesota or the governing body of a city, county, or other 
political subdivision of the state may provide employer-paid 
hospital, medical, and dental benefits to a person who: 
    (1) is eligible for employer-paid insurance under 
collective bargaining agreements or personnel plans in effect on 
the day before the effective date of this section; 
    (2) has at least 25 years of service with the employer who 
will pay for the benefits after retirement; 
    (3) upon retirement is immediately eligible for a 
retirement annuity; 
    (4) is at least 55 and not yet 65 years of age; and 
    (5) retires on or after July 1, 1991, and before October 1, 
1991. 
An employer that pays for insurance under this section may not 
exclude any eligible employees.  
    Subd. 3.  [CONDITIONS; COVERAGE.] An employee who is 
eligible both for the health insurance benefit under this 
section and for an early retirement incentive under a collective 
bargaining agreement or personnel plan established by the 
employer must select either the early retirement incentive in 
the collective bargaining agreement, personnel plan, or the 
incentive provided under this section, but may not receive 
both.  For purposes of this section, a person retires when the 
person terminates active employment and applies for retirement 
benefits.  The retired employee is eligible for single and 
dependent coverages and employer payments to which the person 
was entitled immediately before retirement, subject to any 
changes in coverage and employer and employee payments through 
collective bargaining or personnel plans, for employees in 
positions equivalent to the position from which the employee 
retired.  The retired employee is not eligible for employer-paid 
life insurance.  Eligibility ceases when the retired employee 
attains the age of 65, or when the employee chooses not to 
receive the retirement benefits for which the employee has 
applied, or when the employee is eligible for employer-paid 
health insurance from a new employer.  Coverages must be 
coordinated with relevant health insurance benefits provided 
through the federally sponsored Medicare program.  Nothing in 
this section obligates, limits, or otherwise affects the right 
of the University of Minnesota to provide employer-paid 
hospital, medical, and dental benefits and life insurance to any 
person.  
    Subd. 4.  [RULE OF 90.] An employee who retires under this 
section using the rule of 90 must not be included in the 
calculations required by Minnesota Statutes, section 356.85. 
    Subd. 5.  [APPLICATION OF OTHER LAWS.] Unilateral 
implementation of this section by a public employer is not an 
unfair labor practice for purposes of chapter 179A.  The 
authority provided in this section for an employer to pay health 
insurance costs for certain retired employees is not subject to 
the limits in section 179A.20, subdivision 2a.  
    Sec. 113.  [INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES; SALES AND USE TAX.] 
    The commissioner of revenue shall review federal customs 
declarations and make an effort to collect the amounts owed for 
sales and use tax on international purchases by travelers 
entering the state from international destinations.  The 
commissioner shall report to the legislature no later than 
January 31, 1992, on the cost-effectiveness of this activity. 
    Sec. 114.  [PREEMPTION; FEDERAL PERMIT.] 
    Notwithstanding any other law finally enacted during the 
1991 session of the legislature, issuance of a federal permit 
may not be the sole grounds for exempting an applicant from a 
permit otherwise required under Minnesota Statutes, sections 
116C.91 to 116C.95. 
    Sec. 115.  [VOLUNTARY UNPAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE.] 
    Appointing authorities in the executive branch of state 
government may allow each employee to take an unpaid leave of 
absence under the terms of this section for up to 160 hours 
during the period ending June 30, 1993.  Each appointing 
authority approving such a leave shall allow the employee to 
continue accruing vacation and sick leave, be eligible for paid 
holidays and insurance benefits, accrue seniority, and accrue 
service credit in state retirement plans permitting service 
credits for authorized leaves of absence as if the employee had 
actually been employed during the time of the leave.  If the 
leave of absence is for one full pay period or longer, any 
holiday pay shall be included in the first payroll warrant after 
return from the leave of absence.  The appointing authority 
shall attempt to grant requests for unpaid leaves of absence 
consistent with the need to continue efficient operation of the 
agency.  However, each appointing authority shall retain 
discretion to grant or refuse to grant requests for leaves of 
absence and to schedule and cancel leaves, subject to applicable 
provisions of collective bargaining agreements and compensation 
plans.  Approval of leave under this section must be given by 
the appointing authority in writing, with a copy to the 
commissioner of finance. 
    Sec. 116.  [RADIO STUDY.] 
    The metropolitan council shall study and report to the 
legislature by December 31, 1992, on the need for and the 
feasibility of a regional 800 MHz trunked radio system that 
could include police, fire, emergency medical, metropolitan 911, 
public works services, metropolitan agencies, school districts, 
and special districts.  Money for this study may be borrowed 
from the right-of-way acquisition loan fund established by 
Minnesota Statutes, section 473.167, subdivision 3.  The study 
must also recommend a way to repay the loan. 
    Sec. 117.  [REPEALER.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [COURT ADMINISTRATION.] Laws 1989, chapter 
335, article 3, section 54, subdivision 8, as amended by Laws 
1989, First Special Session chapter 1, article 5, section 47, 
and Laws 1990, chapter 604, article 9, section 14, is repealed. 
    Subd. 2.  [BILLBACK.] Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 
3C.035, subdivision 2; and 3C.056, are repealed. 
    Subd. 3.  [FAMILY FARM LEGAL ASSISTANCE.] Minnesota 
Statutes 1990, sections 480.250; 480.252; 480.254; and 480.256, 
are repealed.  
    Subd. 4.  [POLICE AND FIRE AMORTIZATION AID.] Laws 1984, 
chapter 564, section 48, is repealed. 
    Subd. 5.  [TRADE PROMOTION.] Minnesota Statutes 1990, 
section 116J.967, is repealed. 
    Subd. 6.  [HENNEPIN COUNTY.] Minnesota Statutes 1990, 
section 383B.119, subdivision 2, is repealed. 
    Sec. 118.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [MILITARY PAY DIFFERENTIAL.] Sections 68 
and 95 are effective the day following final enactment and 
authorize back pay to the date the employee was called to active 
duty after August 1, 1990. 
    Subd. 2.  [EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVES.] Sections 111 and 
112 are effective the day following final enactment.  
    Subd. 3.  [COURT ADMINISTRATION.] Section 105 is effective 
July 1, 1992.  Section 117, subdivision 1, is effective for 
taxes levied in 1991, payable in 1992, and thereafter. 
    Subd. 4.  [STATE FINANCE.] Sections 48, 53, 54, 55, 56, and 
58 are effective the day following final enactment and apply to 
bonds and certificates issued before or after they take effect.  
    Subd. 5.  [TAX CREDIT CARDS.] Section 84 is effective the 
day following final enactment.  
    Subd. 6.  [JUDGES' DISABILITY RETIREMENT.] Section 104 is 
effective for disability retirement dates occurring after June 
30, 1991. 

                                ARTICLE 2

                          STATE PLANNING AGENCY
    Section 1.  [STATE PLANNING AGENCY ABOLISHED; DUTIES 
TRANSFERRED.] 
    The responsibilities of the commissioner of the state 
planning agency are transferred under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 15.039, as more specifically provided in the following 
sections of this article to the following agencies: 
    (1) the office of state demographer, the environmental 
quality board, responsibility for conducting a generic 
environmental impact statement on timber harvesting, office of 
dispute resolution, action for children council, groundwater 
monitoring, and high-level nuclear waste are transferred to the 
office of strategic and long-range planning. 
    (2) the land management information center, the 
developmental disability council, and the office of 
telecommunications policy are transferred to the commissioner of 
administration; 
    (3) the office of environmental education, and 
environmental conservation library grants are transferred to the 
commissioner of education; 
    (3) the state's Washington, D.C., office, the Great Lakes 
protection fund, and the Council of Great Lakes Governors are 
transferred to the office of the governor; 
    (4) youth employment demonstration grants are transferred 
to the commissioner of jobs and training; 
    (5) the adult literacy council is transferred to the 
commissioner of education; 
    (6) regional planning and the community resources program 
are transferred to the commissioner of trade and economic 
development; 
    (7) the governmental training service is transferred to the 
commissioner of employee relations; and 
    (8) human resources development is transferred to the 
commissioner of human services. 
    The position of state planning commissioner and the state 
planning agency are abolished. 
    Sec. 2.  [4A.01] 
    The office of strategic and long-range planning is created, 
with a director appointed by the governor. 
    The office of strategic and long-range planning must 
develop an integrated long-range plan for the state.  The office 
must coordinate activities among all levels of government and 
must stimulate public interest and participation in the future 
of the state. 
    The office must act in coordination with the commissioner 
of finance, affected state agencies, and the legislature in the 
planning and financing of major public programs 
    Sec. 3.  [4A.02] [STATE DEMOGRAPHER.] 
    The director shall appoint a state demographer.  The 
demographer must be professionally competent in demography and 
must possess demonstrated ability based upon past performance.  
The demographer shall: 
    (1) continuously gather and develop demographic data 
relevant to the state; 
    (2) design and test methods of research and data 
collection; 
    (3) periodically prepare population projections for the 
state and designated regions and periodically prepare 
projections for each county or other political subdivision of 
the state as necessary to carry out the purposes of this 
section; 
    (4) review, comment on, and prepare analysis of population 
estimates and projections made by state agencies, political 
subdivisions, other states, federal agencies, or nongovernmental 
persons, institutions, or commissions; 
    (5) serve as the state liaison with the federal bureau of 
the census, coordinate state and federal demographic activities 
to the fullest extent possible, and aid the legislature in 
preparing a census data plan and form for each decennial census; 
    (6) compile an annual study of population estimates on the 
basis of county, regional, or other political or geographical 
subdivisions as necessary to carry out the purposes of this 
section and section 4; 
    (7) by January 1 of each year, issue a report to the 
legislature containing an analysis of the demographic 
implications of the annual population study and population 
projections; 
    (8) prepare maps for all counties in the state, all 
municipalities with a population of 10,000 or more, and other 
municipalities as needed for census purposes, according to scale 
and detail recommended by the federal bureau of the census, with 
the maps of cities showing precinct boundaries; 
    (9) prepare an estimate of population and of the number of 
households for each governmental subdivision for which the 
metropolitan council does not prepare an annual estimate, and 
convey the estimates to the governing body of each political 
subdivision by May 1 of each year; and 
    (10) prepare an estimate of population and number of 
households for an area annexed by a governmental subdivision 
subject to levy limits under sections 275.50 to 275.56 if a 
municipal board order under section 414.01, subdivision 14, 
exists for the annexation and if the population of the annexed 
area is equal to at least 50 people or at least ten percent of 
the population of a governmental subdivision or unorganized 
territory that is losing area by the annexation. 
An estimate under clause (10) must be an estimate of the 
population as of the date, within 12 months after the annexation 
occurs, for which a population estimate for the governmental 
subdivision is made either by the state demographer under clause 
(9) or by the metropolitan council. 
    Sec. 4.  [4A.03] [POPULATION ESTIMATES AND PROJECTIONS; 
SUBMISSION BY STATE AGENCIES.] 
    Each state agency shall submit to the director for comment 
all population estimates and projections prepared by it before: 
    (1) submitting the estimates and projections to the 
legislature or the federal government to obtain approval of 
grants; 
    (2) the issuance of bonds based upon those estimates and 
projections; or 
    (3) releasing a plan based upon the estimates and 
projections. 
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 3.885, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [STAFF.] (a) The commission may: 
    (1) employ and fix the salaries of professional, technical, 
clerical, and other staff of the commission; 
    (2) employ and discharge staff solely on the basis of their 
fitness to perform their duties and without regard to political 
affiliation; 
    (3) buy necessary furniture, equipment, and supplies; 
    (4) enter into contracts for necessary services, equipment, 
office, and supplies; 
    (5) provide its staff with computer capability necessary to 
carry out assigned duties.  The computer should be capable of 
receiving data and transmitting data to computers maintained by 
the executive and judicial departments of state government that 
are used for budgetary and revenue purposes; and 
    (6) use other legislative staff. 
    (b) The commission may hire an executive director and 
delegate any of its authority under paragraph (a) to that 
person.  The executive director shall be appointed by the chair 
and vice-chair to a four-year term, shall serve in the 
unclassified service, and is subject to removal by a majority 
vote of the members of either the senate or the house of 
representatives. 
    (c) The legislative coordinating commission shall provide 
office space and administrative support to the committee.  The 
state planning agency shall report to the committee, and the 
committee may make recommendations to the state planning agency. 
    Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 3.885, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [MANDATE, STATE AID, AND STATE PROGRAM REVIEWS.] 
(a) The commission shall, after consultation with the governor 
and with the chairs of the standing committees of the 
legislature, select mandates and state programs for review.  
When selecting mandates, state aids, or state programs to be 
reviewed, the commission shall give priority to those that 
involve state payments to local units of government.  
    (b) The governor is responsible for the performance of the 
reviews.  Staff from affected agencies, staff from the 
department of finance and the state planning agency, and 
legislative staff shall participate in the reviews.  
    (c) At the direction of the commission, reviews of state 
programs shall include:  
    (1) a precise and complete description of the program; 
    (2) the need the program is intended to address; 
    (3) the recommended goals and measurable objectives of the 
program to meet those needs; 
    (4) program outcomes and measures which identify:  
    (i) results in meeting stated needs, goals, and objectives; 
    (ii) administrative efficiency, which, when appropriate, 
shall include number of program staff and clients served, 
timeliness in processing clients and rates and administrative 
cost as a percent of total program expenditures; 
    (iii) unanticipated program outcomes; 
    (iv) program expenditures compared with program 
appropriations; 
     (v) historical cost trends and projected program growth, 
including reasons for fiscal and program growth, for all levels 
of government involved in the program; 
     (vi) if rules or guidelines or instructions have been 
promulgated for a program, a review of their efficacy in helping 
to meet program goals and objectives and in administering the 
program in a cost-effective way; and 
     (vii) quality control monitoring and sanctions including a 
review of the level of training, experience, skill, and 
standards of staff; 
     (5) recommended changes in the program that would lead to 
its policy objectives being achieved more efficiently or 
effectively, or at lower cost; and 
     (6) additional issues requested by the commission.  
     (d) The following state aids and associated state mandates 
shall be reviewed:  
     (1) local aids and credits including local government aid, 
homestead and agricultural credit aid, disparity reduction aid, 
taconite homestead credit and aids, tax increment financing, and 
fiscal disparities; 
     (2) human services aids including community health services 
aids, correctional program aids, and social service program and 
administrative aids; 
     (3) elementary and secondary education aids including 
school district general fund aids and levies, school district 
capital expenditure fund aids and levies, school district debt 
service fund aids and levies, and school district community 
service fund aids and levies; and 
     (4) general government aids including natural resource 
aids, environmental protection aids, transportation aids, 
economic development aids, and general infrastructure aids.  
     (e) At the direction of the commission, the reviews of 
state aids and state mandates involving state financing of local 
government activities listed in paragraph (d) shall include:  
     (1) the employment status, wages, and benefits of persons 
employed in administering the programs; 
     (2) the desirable applicability of state procedural laws 
and rules; 
     (3) methods for increasing political subdivision options in 
providing their share, if any, of program costs; 
     (4) desirable redistributions of funding responsibilities 
for the program and the time period during which any recommended 
funding distribution should occur; 
     (5) opportunities for reducing program mandates and giving 
political subdivisions more flexibility in meeting program 
needs; 
     (6) comparability of treatment of similar units of 
government; 
      (7) the effect of the state aid or mandate on the 
distribution of tax burdens among individuals, based upon 
ability to pay; 
     (8) coordination of the payment or allocation formula with 
other state aid programs; 
     (9) incentives that have been created for local spending 
decisions, and whether the incentives should be changed; 
     (10) ways in which political subdivisions have changed 
their revenue-raising behavior since receiving these grants; and 
     (11) consideration of the program's consistency with the 
policies set forth in section 3.882.  
     (f) Each review shall also include an assessment of the 
accountability of all government agencies that participate in 
administration of the program.  
     (g) Each review that is intended to be considered in the 
development of the governor's budget recommendations for the 
following year shall be completed and submitted to the 
commission no later than November 15.  
    Sec. 7.  [4.46] [WASHINGTON OFFICE.] 
    The governor may appoint employees for the Washington, 
D.C., office of the state of Minnesota and may prescribe their 
duties.  In the operation of the office, 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. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 15.06, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY.] This section applies to 
the following departments or agencies:  the departments of 
administration, agriculture, commerce, corrections, jobs and 
training, education, employee relations, trade and economic 
development, finance, health, human rights, labor and industry, 
natural resources, public safety, public service, human 
services, revenue, transportation, and veterans affairs; the 
housing finance, state planning, and pollution control agencies; 
the office of commissioner of iron range resources and 
rehabilitation; the bureau of mediation services; and their 
successor departments and agencies.  The heads of the foregoing 
departments or agencies are "commissioners." 
    Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 15A.081, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [SALARY RANGES.] The governor shall set the 
salary rate within the ranges listed below for positions 
specified in this subdivision, upon approval of the legislative 
commission on employee relations and the legislature as provided 
by section 43A.18, subdivisions 2 and 5: 

                              Salary Range 

                               Effective 

                              July 1, 1987 
$57,500-$78,500 
     Commissioner of finance; 
     Commissioner of education; 
     Commissioner of transportation; 
     Commissioner of human services; 
     Commissioner of revenue; 
     Commissioner of public safety; 
     Executive director, state board of 
     investment; 
     Commissioner of gaming; 
     Director of the state lottery; 
$50,000-$67,500 
     Commissioner of administration; 
     Commissioner of agriculture; 
     Commissioner of commerce; 
     Commissioner of corrections; 
     Commissioner of jobs and training; 
    Commissioner of employee relations; 
    Commissioner of health; 
    Commissioner of labor and industry; 
    Commissioner of natural resources; 
    Commissioner of trade and economic development; 
    Chief administrative law judge; office of 
    administrative hearings; 
    Commissioner, pollution control agency; 
    Commissioner, state planning agency; 
    Director, office of waste management; 
    Commissioner, housing finance 
    agency; 
    Executive director, public employees 
    retirement association; 
    Executive director, teacher's 
    retirement association; 
    Executive director, state retirement 
    system; 
    Chair, metropolitan council; 
    Chair, regional transit board; 
$42,500-$60,000 
    Commissioner of human rights; 
    Commissioner, department of public service; 
    Commissioner of veterans' affairs; 
    Commissioner, bureau of mediation services; 
     Commissioner, public utilities commission; 
     Member, transportation regulation board; 
     Ombudsman for corrections; 
     Ombudsman for mental health and retardation. 
    Sec. 10.  [16B.92] [LAND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION CENTER.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE.] The purpose of the land 
management information center is to foster integration of 
environmental information and provide services in computer 
mapping and graphics, environmental analysis, and small systems 
development.  The commissioner, through the center, shall 
periodically study land use and natural resources on the basis 
of county, regional, and other political subdivisions. 
    Subd. 2.  [FEES.] The commissioner shall set fees under 
section 16A.128, subdivision 2, reflecting the actual costs of 
providing the center's information products and services to 
clients.  Fees collected must 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 for operation of the land management information 
system, including the cost of 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 an advance 
payment to the revolving fund sufficient to cover the agency's 
estimated obligation for a period of 60 days or more.  If the 
revolving fund is abolished or liquidated, the total net profit 
from operations must be distributed to the funds from which 
purchases were made.  The amount to be distributed to each fund 
must bear to the net profit the same ratio as the total 
purchases from each fund bear 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. 
    Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 17.49, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.] The commissioner 
shall establish and promote a program for the commercial raising 
of fish in fish farms in consultation with an advisory committee 
consisting of the University of Minnesota, the commissioner of 
natural resources, the commissioner of agriculture, the 
commissioner of trade and economic development, the commissioner 
of the state planning agency, representatives of private fish 
raising industry, and the chairs of the environment and natural 
resources committees of the house of representatives and senate. 
    Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 62D.122, is 
amended to read: 
    62D.122 [MEDIATION.] 
    When current parties to a health maintenance organization 
contract between providers of health care services and the 
health maintenance organization believe they will be unable to 
reach agreement on the terms of renewal or maintenance of the 
agreement, either party may request the commissioner of health 
to order that the dispute be submitted to mediation.  The 
parties to the dispute shall enter mediation upon the order of 
the commissioner of health.  Whether or not a request for 
mediation from one of the parties has been received, the 
commissioner shall order mediation if failure to reach agreement 
would significantly impair access to health care services on the 
part of current enrollees of that health maintenance 
organization.  The commissioner shall be a participant in the 
mediation.  In determining whether access to health care 
services for current enrollees will be significantly impaired, 
the commissioner shall consider: 
     (1) the number of enrollees affected, 
     (2) the ability of the plan to make alternate arrangements 
with other participating providers for the provision of health 
care services to the affected enrollees, 
     (3) the availability of nonparticipating providers who may 
become participating providers for those with whom the health 
maintenance organization is in dispute, 
     (4) the time remaining until termination of the provider 
contract, and 
    (5) whether failure to resolve the dispute may establish a 
precedent for similar disputes in other parts of the state or 
might impede competition among health plans. 
    During the period in which the dispute is in mediation, no 
action to terminate provider or enrollee contracts may be taken 
by either party.  Participation in mediation shall be required 
of all parties for a period of not more than 30 days.  Notice of 
termination of provider agreements, as required under section 
62D.08, subdivision 5, shall take effect no earlier than 31 days 
after the first day of mediation under this section. 
    When mediation is ordered by the commissioner, arrangements 
for mediation shall be made through either the office of dispute 
resolution in the state planning agency, or the office of 
administrative hearings. 
    Costs of the mediation shall be borne equally by the health 
maintenance organization and the health care providers unless 
otherwise agreed to by the parties.  The office of 
administrative hearings shall establish rates for mediation 
services comparable to those charged by mediators listed with 
the office of dispute resolution. 
    The mediator shall not have authority to impose a 
settlement or otherwise bind a participant to a nonvoluntary 
resolution of the dispute; however, any agreement reached as a 
result of the mediation shall be enforceable. 
     Except as otherwise provided under chapter 13 and sections 
62D.03 and 62D.14, the commissioner shall make public the 
results of any mediation agreement. 
    Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 103B.311, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [DATA ACQUISITION.] The data collected under this 
section that has common value as determined by the state 
planning agency director of the office of strategic and 
long-range planning for natural resources planning must be 
provided and integrated into the Minnesota land management 
information systems geographic and summary data bases according 
to published data compatibility guidelines.  
    Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 103B.315, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [STATE REVIEW.] (a) After conducting the public 
hearing but before final adoption, the county board must submit 
its comprehensive water plan, all written comments received on 
the plan, a record of the public hearing under subdivision 4, 
and a summary of changes incorporated as a result of the review 
process to the board for review.  The board shall complete the 
review within 90 days after receiving a comprehensive water plan 
and supporting documents.  The board shall consult with the 
departments of agriculture, health, and natural resources; the 
pollution control agency; the state planning agency; the 
environmental quality board; and other appropriate state 
agencies during the review. 
    (b) The board may disapprove a comprehensive water plan if 
the board determines the plan is not consistent with state law. 
If a plan is disapproved, the board shall provide a written 
statement of its reasons for disapproval.  A disapproved 
comprehensive water plan must be revised by the county board and 
resubmitted for approval by the board within 120 days after 
receiving notice of disapproval of the comprehensive water plan, 
unless the board extends the period for good cause.  The 
decision of the board to disapprove the plan may be appealed by 
the county to district court.  
    Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 103F.761, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [PROJECT COORDINATION TEAM; MEMBERSHIP.] 
The commissioner shall establish and chair a project 
coordination team made up of representatives of the pollution 
control agency, department of natural resources, board of water 
and soil resources, department of agriculture, department of 
health, state planning agency, Minnesota extension service, 
University of Minnesota agricultural experiment stations, United 
States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Environmental 
Protection Agency, United States Department of Agriculture 
Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, United 
States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, 
metropolitan council, Association of Minnesota Counties, League 
of Minnesota Cities, Minnesota Association of Townships, and 
other agencies as the commissioner may determine.  
    Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 103H.101, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [INFORMATION GATHERING.] The commissioner of 
natural resources shall coordinate the collection of state and 
local information to identify sensitive areas.  Information must 
be automated on or accessible to systems developed at the land 
management information center of the state planning agency. 
    Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 103H.175, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [MONITORING RESULTS TO BE SUBMITTED TO 
THE STATE PLANNING AGENCY LAND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION CENTER.] 
The results of monitoring groundwater quality by state agencies 
and political subdivisions must be submitted to the state 
planning agency land management information center.  
    Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 103H.175, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [COMPUTERIZED DATA BASE.] The state planning 
agency land management information center shall maintain a 
computerized data base of the results of groundwater quality 
monitoring in a manner that is accessible to the pollution 
control agency, department of agriculture, department of health, 
and department of natural resources.  The state planning 
agency center shall assess the quality and reliability of the 
data and organize the data in a usable format. 
    Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 115A.072, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [WASTE EDUCATION COALITION.] (a) The office 
shall provide for the development and implementation of a 
program of general public education on waste management in 
cooperation and coordination with the pollution control agency, 
metropolitan council, department of education, department of 
agriculture, state planning agency, environmental quality board, 
environmental education board, educational institutions, other 
public agencies with responsibility for waste management or 
public education, and three other persons who represent private 
industry and who have knowledge of or expertise in recycling and 
solid waste management issues.  The objectives of the program 
are to:  develop increased public awareness of and interest in 
environmentally sound waste management methods; encourage better 
informed decisions on waste management issues by business, 
industry, local governments, and the public; and disseminate 
practical information about ways in which households and other 
institutions and organizations can improve the management of 
waste. 
    (b) The office shall appoint an advisory task force, to be 
called the waste education coalition, of up to 18 members to 
advise the office in carrying out its responsibilities under 
this section and whose membership represents the agencies and 
entities listed in this subdivision. 
    Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116C.03, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The members of the board are the 
commissioner of the state director of the office of strategic 
and long-range planning agency, the commissioner of public 
service, the commissioner of the pollution control agency, the 
commissioner of natural resources, the director of the office of 
waste management, the commissioner of agriculture, the 
commissioner of health, the commissioner of transportation, the 
chair of the board of water and soil resources, 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 must 
have knowledge of and be conversant in water management issues 
in the state.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 15.06, 
subdivision 6, members of the board may not delegate their 
powers and responsibilities as board members to any other person.
    Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116C.03, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  Staff and consultant support for board activities 
shall be provided by the state office of strategic and 
long-range planning agency.  This support shall be provided 
based upon an annual budget and work program developed by the 
board and certified to the commissioner of the state planning 
agency by the chair of the board.  The board shall have the 
authority to request and require staff support from all other 
agencies of state government as needed for the execution of the 
responsibilities of the board. 
    Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116C.03, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  The board shall contract with the commissioner of 
the state office of strategic and long-range planning agency for 
administrative services necessary to the board's activities.  
The services shall include personnel, budget, payroll and 
contract administration.  
    Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116C.712, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [COUNCIL STAFF.] Staff support for council 
activities must be provided by the state office of strategic and 
long-range planning agency.  State departments and agencies must 
cooperate with the council in the performance of its duties.  
Upon the request of the chair of the council, the governor may, 
by order, require a state department or agency to furnish 
assistance necessary to carry out the council's functions under 
this chapter. 
    Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116C.712, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [ASSESSMENT.] (a) A person, firm, corporation, or 
association in the business of owning or operating a nuclear 
fission electrical generating plant in this state shall pay an 
assessment to cover the cost of: 
    (1) monitoring the federal high-level radioactive waste 
program under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, United States Code, 
title 42, sections 10101 to 10226; 
    (2) advising the governor and the legislature on policy 
issues relating to the federal high-level radioactive waste 
disposal program; 
    (3) surveying existing literature and activity relating to 
radioactive waste management, including storage, transportation, 
and disposal, in the state; 
    (4) an advisory task force on low-level radioactive waste 
deregulation, created by a law enacted in 1990 until July 1, 
1996; and 
    (5) other general studies necessary to carry out the 
purposes of this subdivision.  
    The assessment must not be more than the appropriation to 
the state office of strategic and long-range planning agency for 
these purposes.  
    (b) The state planning agency office shall bill the owner 
or operator of the plant for the assessment at least 30 days 
before the start of each quarter.  The assessment for the second 
quarter of each fiscal year must be adjusted to compensate for 
the amount by which actual expenditures by the state planning 
agency office for the preceding year were more or less than the 
estimated expenditures previously assessed.  The billing may be 
made as an addition to the assessments made under section 
116C.69.  The owner or operator of the plant must pay the 
assessment within 30 days after receipt of the bill.  The 
assessment must be deposited in the state treasury and credited 
to the special revenue fund. 
    (c) The authority for this assessment terminates when the 
department of energy eliminates Minnesota from further siting 
consideration for high-level radioactive waste by starting 
construction of a high-level radioactive waste disposal site in 
another state.  The assessment required for any quarter must be 
reduced by the amount of federal grant money received by the 
state office of strategic and long-range planning agency for the 
purposes listed in this section.  
    (d) The state director of the office of strategic and 
long-range planning agency must report annually by July 1 to the 
legislative commission on waste management on activities 
assessed under paragraph (a). 
    Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 124C.03, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [MEMBERS; MEETINGS; OFFICERS.] The interagency 
adult learning advisory council shall have 16 to 18 15 to 17 
members.  Members must have experience in educating adults or in 
programs addressing welfare recipients and incarcerated, 
unemployed, and underemployed people.  
    The members of the interagency adult learning advisory 
council are appointed as follows: 
    (1) one member appointed by the commissioner of the state 
planning agency; 
    (2) one member appointed by the commissioner of jobs and 
training; 
    (3) (2) one member appointed by the commissioner of human 
services; 
    (4) (3) one member appointed by the director of the refugee 
and immigrant assistance division of the department of human 
services; 
    (5) (4) one member appointed by the commissioner of 
corrections; 
    (6) (5) one member appointed by the commissioner of 
education; 
    (7) (6) one member appointed by the chancellor of the state 
board of technical colleges; 
    (8) (7) one member appointed by the chancellor of community 
colleges; 
    (9) (8) one member appointed by the Minnesota adult 
literacy campaign or by another nonprofit literacy organization, 
as designated by the commissioner of the state planning agency 
education; 
    (10) (9) one member appointed by the council on Black 
Minnesotans; 
    (11) (10) one member appointed by the Spanish-speaking 
affairs council; 
    (12) (11) one member appointed by the council on 
Asian-Pacific Minnesotans; 
    (13) (12) one member appointed by the Indian affairs 
council; and 
    (14) (13) one member appointed by the disability council. 
    Up to four additional members of the council may be 
nominated by the participating agencies.  Based on the council's 
recommendations, the commissioner of the state planning agency 
education must appoint at least two, but not more than four, 
additional members.  Nominees shall include, but are not limited 
to, representatives of local education, government, nonprofit 
agencies, employers, labor organizations, and libraries.  
    The council shall elect its officers.  
    Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 124C.03, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [STAFF.] The commissioner of the state planning 
agency education shall provide space and administrative services 
to the council.  The commissioner may contract for staff for the 
council. 
    Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 124C.03, 
subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
     Subd. 8.  [STANDARDS FOR QUALIFIED PROGRAMS.] (a) Except as 
provided in paragraph (b) and subdivision 9, a program 
qualifying for a grant must:  
     (1) be directed to the unemployed, the underemployed, the 
incarcerated, public assistance recipients, or to non-English 
speaking immigrants; 
     (2) integrate learning and support services such as child 
care, transportation, and counseling; 
     (3) have intensive learning that maximizes the weekly hours 
available to learners; 
     (4) be accessible year-round and during daytime or evening 
hours as needed, except where otherwise appropriate to learners' 
needs; 
     (5) have individualized learning plans and outcome based 
learning; 
     (6) provide instruction in transferable basic skills; 
     (7) have context based learning linked to individual 
occupational or self-sufficiency goals; 
     (8) provide for reporting and evaluation; 
     (9) have appropriate coordination and differentiation of 
services among adult literacy services and agencies in the local 
area; 
     (10) be coordinated with human services and employment and 
training agencies, as appropriate to the target population; and 
     (11) maximize use of available local resources. 
    (b) The commissioner of the state planning agency education 
may waive a standard because of client need or local 
conditions.  The reason for the waiver must be documented.  
    Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 124C.03, 
subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [INNOVATION GRANTS.] The commissioner of the 
state planning agency education may award grants for innovative 
programs.  An innovation grant need not comply with the 
standards in subdivision 8.  The nature and extent of the 
proposed innovation must be described in the award. 
    Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 124C.03, 
subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 10.  [NO FUNDING REQUIRED.] The commissioner of the 
state planning agency education need not award a grant for any 
proposal that, in the determination of the commissioner does not 
meet the standards in subdivision 8. 
    Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 124C.03, 
subdivision 12, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 12.  [GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION.] The commissioner 
of the state planning agency education shall seek to award 
grants throughout the state, taking into account the incidence 
of the target population.  It shall provide technical assistance 
to local agencies to enhance fulfillment of this subdivision. 
    Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 124C.03, 
subdivision 14, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 14.  [GRANT SCHEDULE.] The commissioner of the state 
planning agency must award initial grants by April 1, 1990. 
Beginning in 1991, Grants must be awarded by July 1 of each 
year.  Grants may be awarded for a period not to exceed 24 
months. 
    Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 124C.03, 
subdivision 15, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 15.  [LOCAL AND REGIONAL JOINT PLANNING.] The 
commissioner of the state planning agency education may require 
grant applicants and existing adult basic education providers in 
a locality to present a joint services plan as a condition of 
receiving a grant under this section. 
    Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 124C.03, 
subdivision 16, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 16.  [REPORTING AND EVALUATION.] The commissioner 
of the state planning agency education shall evaluate the 
performance of the grantees and report to the legislature by 
November 15 of each year, except that a preliminary report may 
be submitted by February 15, 1991.  
    Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 126A.02, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [DIRECTOR.] The director of environmental 
education is appointed by the commissioner of the state planning 
agency education.  The director may initiate, develop, 
implement, evaluate, and market informal environmental education 
programs; shall promote state government and private sector 
policy that is consistent with the environmental education 
programs established in section 126A.08; and may coordinate 
informal environmental education with the K-12 and 
post-secondary environmental education programs developed by the 
department of education and the state's post-secondary 
institutions. 
    Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 126A.02, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [BOARD MEMBERS.] A 17-member board shall advise 
the director.  The board is made up of the commissioners of 
the state planning agency; department of natural resources; the 
pollution control agency; the department of agriculture; the 
department of education; the director of the office of strategic 
and long-range planning; the chair of the board of water and 
soil resources; the executive director of the higher education 
coordinating board; the executive secretary of the board of 
teaching; the director of the extension service; and eight 
citizen members representing diverse interests appointed by the 
governor.  The governor shall appoint one citizen member from 
each congressional district.  The citizen members are subject to 
section 15.0575.  Two of the citizen members appointed by the 
governor must be licensed teachers currently teaching in the 
K-12 system.  The governor shall annually designate a member to 
serve as chair for the next year. 
    Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 126A.03, is 
amended to read: 
    126A.03 [STAFF.] 
    The state planning agency commissioner of education shall 
provide staff and consultant support for the office of 
environmental education.  The support must be based on an annual 
budget and work program developed by the director and certified 
to the commissioner of the state planning agency education by 
the chair of the office's advisory board.  The director may 
request staff support from any other agency of the executive 
branch as needed to execute the responsibilities of the director.
    Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 144.70, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [INTERAGENCY COOPERATION.] In completing the 
report required by subdivision 1, in fulfilling the requirements 
of sections 144.695 to 144.703, and in undertaking other 
initiatives concerning health care costs, access, or quality, 
the commissioner of health shall cooperate with and consider 
potential benefits to other state agencies that have a role in 
the market for health services or the market for health plans.  
Other agencies include the department of employee relations, as 
administrator of the state employee health benefits program; the 
department of human services, as administrator of health 
services entitlement programs; the department of commerce, in 
its regulation of health plans; the department of labor and 
industry, in its regulation of health service costs under 
workers' compensation; and the state planning agency, in its 
planning for the state's health service needs.  
    Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 145.926, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [ADMINISTRATION.] The commissioner of state 
planning education shall administer the way to grow/school 
readiness program, in consultation with the commissioners 
commissioner of human services and education, to promote 
intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development and 
school readiness of children prebirth to age five by 
coordinating and improving access to community-based and 
neighborhood-based services that support and assist all parents 
in meeting the health and developmental needs of their children 
at the earliest possible age.  
    Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 145.926, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [PILOT PROJECTS.] The commissioner of state 
planning education shall award grants for one pilot project in 
each of the following areas of the state: 
    (1) a first class city located within the metropolitan area 
as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2; 
    (2) a second class city located within the metropolitan 
area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2; 
    (3) a city with a population of 50,000 or more that is 
located outside of the metropolitan area as defined in section 
473.121, subdivision 2; and 
    (4) the area of the state located outside of the 
metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2.  
    To the extent possible, the commissioner of state planning 
shall award grants to applicants with experience or demonstrated 
ability in providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary, 
community-based programs with objectives similar to those listed 
in subdivision 2, or in providing other human services or social 
services programs using a multidisciplinary, community-based 
approach. 
    Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 145.926, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [APPLICATIONS.] Each grant application must 
propose a five-year program designed to accomplish the purposes 
of this section.  The application must be submitted on forms 
provided by the commissioner of state planning education.  The 
grant application must include: 
    (1) a description of the specific neighborhoods that will 
be served under the program and the name, address, and a 
description of each community agency or agencies with which the 
applicant intends to contract to provide services using grant 
money; 
    (2) a letter of intent from each community agency 
identified in clause (1) that indicates the agency's willingness 
to participate in the program and approval of the proposed 
program structure and components; 
    (3) a detailed description of the structure and components 
of the proposed program and an explanation of how each component 
will contribute to accomplishing the purposes of this section; 
    (4) a description of how public and private resources, 
including schools, health care facilities, government agencies, 
neighborhood organizations, and other resources, will be 
coordinated and made accessible to families in target 
neighborhoods, including letters of intent from public and 
private agencies indicating their willingness to cooperate with 
the program; 
    (5) a detailed, proposed budget that demonstrates the 
ability of the program to accomplish the purposes of this 
section using grant money and other available resources, 
including funding sources other than a grant; and 
     (6) a comprehensive evaluation plan for measuring the 
success of the program in meeting the objectives of the overall 
grant program and the individual grant project, including an 
assessment of the impact of the program in terms of at least 
three of the following criteria:  
     (i) utilization rates of community services; 
     (ii) availability of support systems for families; 
     (iii) birth weights of newborn babies; 
     (iv) child accident rates; 
     (v) utilization rates of prenatal care; 
     (vi) reported rates of child abuse; and 
     (vii) rates of health screening and evaluation. 
    Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 145.926, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEES.] The commissioner of state 
planning education shall establish a program advisory committee 
consisting of persons knowledgeable in child development, child 
and family services, and the needs of people of color and high 
risk populations; and representatives of the commissioners of 
state planning human services and education.  Each grantee must 
establish a program advisory board of 12 or more members to 
advise the grantee on program design, operation, and 
evaluation.  The board must include representatives of local 
units of government and representatives of the project area who 
reflect the geographic, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity 
of that community.  
    Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 145.926, 
subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 8.  [REPORT.] The commissioner of state planning 
education shall provide a biennial report to the legislature on 
the program administration and the activities of projects funded 
under this section. 
    Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 145A.02, 
subdivision 16, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 16.  [POPULATION.] "Population" means the total 
number of residents of the state or any city or county as 
established by the last federal census, by a special census 
taken by the United States Bureau of the Census, by the state 
demographer under section 116K.04, subdivision 4 3, or by an 
estimate of city population prepared by the metropolitan 
council, whichever is the most recent as to the stated date of 
count or estimate. 
    Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 145A.09, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [BOUNDARIES OF COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICE AREAS.] 
The community health service area of a multicounty or multicity 
community health board must be within a region designated under 
sections 462.381 to 462.398, unless this condition is waived by 
the commissioner with the approval of the regional development 
commission directly involved or the metropolitan council, if 
appropriate.  In a region without a regional development 
commission, the commissioner of the state planning agency trade 
and economic development shall act in place of the regional 
development commission. 
    Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 214.141, is 
amended to read: 
    214.141 [ADVISORY COUNCIL; MEMBERSHIP.] 
    There is established a human services occupations advisory 
council to assist the commissioner of health in formulating 
policies and rules pursuant to section 214.13.  The commissioner 
shall determine the council's duties and shall establish 
procedures for its proper functioning, including, but not 
limited to, methods for selecting temporary members and methods 
of communicating recommendations and advice to the commissioner 
for consideration.  The council shall consist of no more than 15 
members.  Thirteen members shall be appointed by the 
commissioner, one of whom the commissioner shall designate as 
chair.  The members shall be selected as follows:  four members 
shall represent currently licensed or registered human services 
occupations; two members shall represent human services 
occupations which are not currently registered; two members 
shall represent licensed health care facilities, which can 
include a health maintenance organization as defined in section 
62D.02; one member shall represent the higher education 
coordinating board; one member shall represent the state 
planning agency; one member shall represent a third party payor 
to health care costs; and two three members shall be public 
members as defined by section 214.02.  
    In cases in which the council has been charged by the 
commissioner to evaluate an application submitted under the 
provisions of section 214.13, the commissioner may appoint to 
the council as temporary voting members, for the purpose of 
evaluating that application alone, one or two representatives 
from among the appropriate licensed or registered human services 
occupations or from among the state agencies that have been 
identified under section 214.13, subdivision 2.  In determining 
whether a temporary voting member or members should be appointed 
and which human services occupations or state agencies should be 
represented by temporary voting members, the commissioner shall 
attempt to systematically involve those who would be most 
directly affected by a decision to credential a particular 
applicant group and who are not already represented on the 
council.  The terms of temporary voting members shall not exceed 
12 months.  The terms of the other council members, the 
compensation and removal of all members, and the expiration of 
the council shall be as provided in section 15.059.  
    Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 256H.25, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] By January 1, 1990, the 
commissioner of the state planning agency health shall convene 
and chair an interagency advisory committee on child care.  In 
addition to the commissioner, members of the committee are the 
commissioners of each of the following agencies and departments: 
health, human services, jobs and training, public safety, 
education, and the higher education coordinating board.  The 
purpose of the committee is to improve the quality and quantity 
of child care and the coordination of child care related 
activities among state agencies. 
    Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 268.361, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
commissioner of the state planning agency jobs and training. 
    Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 275.14, is 
amended to read: 
    275.14 [CENSUS.] 
    For the purposes of sections 275.124 to 275.16, the 
population of a city shall be that established by the last 
federal census, by a special census taken by the United States 
Bureau of the Census, by an estimate made by the metropolitan 
council, or by the state demographer made according to section 
116K.04, subdivision 4 3, whichever has the latest stated date 
of count or estimate, before July 2 of the current levy year.  
The population of a school district must be as certified by the 
department of education from the most recent federal census. 
    In any year in which no federal census is taken pursuant to 
law in any school district affected by sections 275.124 to 
275.16 a population estimate may be made and submitted to the 
state demographer for approval as hereinafter provided.  The 
school board of a school district, in case it desires a 
population estimate, shall pass a resolution by July 1 
containing a current estimate of the population of the school 
district and shall submit the resolution to the state 
demographer.  The resolution shall describe the criteria on 
which the estimate is based and shall be in a form and 
accompanied by the data prescribed by the state demographer.  
The state demographer shall determine whether or not the 
criteria and process described in the resolution provide a 
reasonable basis for the population estimate and shall inform 
the school district of that determination within 30 days of 
receipt of the resolution.  If the state demographer determines 
that the criteria and process described in the resolution do not 
provide a reasonable basis for the population estimate, the 
resolution shall be of no effect.  If the state demographer 
determines that the criteria and process do provide a reasonable 
basis for the population estimate, the estimate shall be treated 
as the population of the school district for the purposes of 
sections 275.124 to 275.16 until the population of the school 
district has been established by the next federal census or 
until a more current population estimate is prepared and 
approved as provided herein, whichever occurs first.  The state 
demographer shall establish guidelines for acceptable population 
estimation criteria and processes.  The state demographer shall 
issue advisory opinions upon request in writing to cities or 
school districts as to proposed criteria and processes prior to 
their implementation in an estimation.  The advisory opinion 
shall be final and binding upon the demographer unless the 
demographer can show cause why it should not be final and 
binding.  
    In the event that a census tract employed in taking a 
federal or local census overlaps two or more school districts, 
the county auditor shall, on the basis of the best information 
available, allocate the population of said census tract to the 
school districts involved.  
    The term "council," as used in sections 275.124 to 275.16, 
means any board or body, whether composed of one or more 
branches, authorized to make ordinances for the government of a 
city within this state.  
    Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 275.51, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [POPULATION AND HOUSEHOLD ESTIMATES.] For the 
purpose of determining the amount of tax that a governmental 
subdivision may levy in accordance with limitation established 
by this chapter, the population or the number of households of 
the governmental subdivision shall be that established by the 
last federal census, by a census taken pursuant to section 
275.14, or by an estimate made by the metropolitan council, or 
by the state demographer made pursuant to section 116K.04, 
subdivision 4 3, whichever is the most recent as to the stated 
date of count or estimate, for the calendar year preceding the 
current levy year.  If the area included in a governmental 
subdivision has increased due to annexation in the 12 months 
prior to the most recent population estimate for the calendar 
year preceding the current levy year and the adjusted levy limit 
base is modified under section 275.54, subdivision 3, the 
percentage increases in population and households determined in 
subdivision 3h are to be based on the change in population and 
number of households in the area included in the governmental 
subdivision before the annexation. 
    Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 275.54, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [ADJUSTMENTS AFTER ANNEXATION.] If the area 
included within the governmental subdivision is increased due to 
annexation in the 12 months prior to the most recent population 
estimate for the calendar year preceding the current levy year 
and the state demographer prepares a population estimate for the 
annexed area under section 116K.04, subdivision 4, paragraph 
(11) 3, the governmental subdivision's adjusted levy limit base 
under section 275.51, subdivision 3h, must be adjusted in the 
following manner: 
    (a) A percentage will be calculated equal to the percentage 
increase in population in the governmental subdivision due to 
annexation determined by dividing the population of the annexed 
area by the population of the governmental subdivision excluding 
the annexed area, using population estimates for the calendar 
year preceding the current levy year. 
    (b) The governmental subdivision's adjusted levy limit base 
under section 275.51, subdivision 3h, after giving effect to 
paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 3h, but before any other 
paragraphs in section 275.51, subdivision 3h, shall be increased 
by the percentage calculated in paragraph (a) of this 
subdivision. 
    For purposes of section 275.51, subdivision 3f, the term 
"adjusted levy limit base" includes the adjustment made under 
this subdivision for the preceding year. 
    Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 299A.30, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [DUTIES.] (a) The assistant commissioner shall 
gather and make available information on demand reduction and 
supply reduction throughout the state, foster cooperation among 
drug program agencies, and assist agencies and public officials 
in training and other programs designed to improve the 
effectiveness of demand reduction and supply reduction. 
    (b) The assistant commissioner shall coordinate the 
distribution of funds received by the state of Minnesota through 
the federal Anti-Drug Abuse Act.  The assistant commissioner may 
obtain technical assistance from the state planning agency to 
perform this function.  The assistant commissioner shall 
recommend to the commissioner recipients of grants under 
sections 299A.33 and 299A.34, after consultation with the drug 
abuse prevention resource council. 
    (c) The assistant commissioner shall: 
    (1) after consultation with all drug program agencies 
operating in the state, develop a state drug strategy 
encompassing the efforts of those agencies and taking into 
account all money available for demand reduction and supply 
reduction, from any source; 
    (2) submit the strategy to the governor and the legislature 
by January 15 of each year, along with a summary of demand 
reduction and supply reduction during the preceding calendar 
year; 
    (3) assist appropriate professional and occupational 
organizations, including organizations of law enforcement 
officers, prosecutors, and educators, in developing and 
operating informational and training programs to improve the 
effectiveness of demand reduction and supply reduction; and 
     (4) provide information and assistance to drug program 
agencies, both directly and by functioning as a clearinghouse 
for information from other drug program agencies. 
    Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 299A.31, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT; MEMBERSHIP.] A drug abuse 
prevention resource council consisting of 18 17 members is 
established.  The commissioners of public safety, education, 
health, and human services, and the state planning agency, and 
the attorney general shall each appoint one member from among 
their employees.  The speaker of the house of representatives 
and the subcommittee on committees of the senate shall each 
appoint a legislative member.  The governor shall appoint an 
additional ten members who shall demonstrate knowledge in the 
area of drug abuse prevention, shall represent the demographic 
and geographic composition of the state and, to the extent 
possible, shall represent the following groups:  parents, 
educators, clergy, local government, racial and ethnic minority 
communities, professional providers of drug abuse prevention 
services, volunteers in private, nonprofit drug prevention 
programs, and the business community.  The members shall 
designate one of the governor's appointees as chair of the 
council.  Compensation and removal of members are governed by 
section 15.059.  
    Sec. 53.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 299A.40, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER; ADMINISTRATION OF 
GRANTS.] The assistant commissioner shall develop a process for 
administering grants under subdivision 3.  The process must be 
compatible with the community grant program administered by the 
state planning agency under the Drug Free Schools and 
Communities Act, Public Law Number 100-690.  The process for 
administering the grants must include establishing criteria the 
assistant commissioner shall apply in awarding grants.  The 
assistant commissioner shall issue requests for proposals for 
grants under subdivision 3.  The request must be designed to 
obtain detailed information about the applicant and other 
information the assistant commissioner considers necessary to 
evaluate and select a grant recipient.  The applicant shall 
submit a proposal for a grant on a form and in a manner 
prescribed by the assistant commissioner.  The assistant 
commissioner shall award grants under this section so that 50 
percent of the funds appropriated for the grants go to the 
metropolitan area comprised of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, 
Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties, and 50 percent of the 
funds go to the area outside the metropolitan area.  The process 
for administering the grants must also include procedures for 
monitoring the recipients' use of grant funds and reporting 
requirements for grant recipients. 
    Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 368.01, 
subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 1a.  [CERTAIN OTHER TOWNS.] A town with a population 
of 1,000 or more that does not qualify under subdivision 1, 
shall have the enumerated powers upon an affirmative vote of its 
electors at the annual town meeting.  The population must be 
established by the most recent federal decennial census, special 
census as provided in section 368.015, or population estimate by 
the state demographer made according to section 116K.04, 
subdivision 4 3, whichever has the latest stated date of count 
or estimate. 
    Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 373.40, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] For purposes of this 
section, the following terms have the meanings given. 
     (a) "Bonds" means an obligation as defined under section 
475.51. 
     (b) "Capital improvement" means acquisition or betterment 
of public lands, buildings, or other improvements within the 
county for the purpose of a county courthouse, administrative 
building, health or social service facility, correctional 
facility, jail, law enforcement center, hospital, morgue, 
library, park, and roads and bridges.  An improvement must have 
an expected useful life of five years or more to qualify. 
"Capital improvement" does not include light rail transit or any 
activity related to it or a recreation or sports facility 
building (such as, but not limited to, a gymnasium, ice arena, 
racquet sports facility, swimming pool, exercise room or health 
spa), unless the building is part of an outdoor park facility 
and is incidental to the primary purpose of outdoor recreation. 
     (c) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of trade and 
economic development. 
     (d) "Metropolitan county" means a county located in the 
seven-county metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121 or 
a county with a population of 90,000 or more. 
     (e) "Population" means the population established by the 
most recent of the following (determined as of the date the 
resolution authorizing the bonds was adopted): 
    (1) the federal decennial census, 
    (2) a special census conducted under contract by the United 
States Bureau of the Census, or 
    (3) a population estimate made either by the metropolitan 
council or by the state demographer under section 116K.04, 
subdivision 4, clause (10) 3. 
    (f) "Tax capacity" means total taxable market value, but 
does not include captured market value. 
    Sec. 56.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 402.045, is 
amended to read: 
    402.045 [FUNCTION OF COMMISSIONER OF STATE PLANNING 
AGENCY HUMAN SERVICES.] 
    The commissioner of state planning agency shall have human 
services has authority for human services development.  The 
commissioner may appoint professional and clerical staff as the 
commissioner deems necessary.  The commissioner of state 
planning agency shall: 
    (1) Support the development of human services boards and 
provide technical assistance to the boards; 
    (2) Disburse and monitor grants as may be available to 
assist human services board development; 
    (3) Receive and coordinate the review of annual human 
services board plans; 
    (4) Cooperate with other state agencies in assisting local 
human services integration projects; and 
    (5) Maintain a file on reports, policies and documents 
pertaining to human services boards. 
    Sec. 57.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 462.384, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  "Commissioner" means the commissioner of state 
planning agency exercising the authority conferred by sections 
116K.01 to 116K.13 trade and economic development. 
    Sec. 58.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 462.396, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  On or before August 20 each year, the commission 
shall submit its proposed budget for the ensuing calendar year 
showing anticipated receipts, disbursements and ad valorem tax 
levy with a written notice of the time and place of the public 
hearing on the proposed budget to each county auditor and 
municipal clerk within the region and those town clerks who in 
advance have requested a copy of the budget and notice of public 
hearing.  On or before October 1 each year, the commission shall 
adopt, after a public hearing held not later than September 20, 
a budget covering its anticipated receipts and disbursements for 
the ensuing year and shall decide upon the total amount 
necessary to be raised from ad valorem tax levies to meet its 
budget.  After adoption of the budget and no later than October 
1, the secretary of the commission shall certify to the auditor 
of each county within the region the county share of the tax, 
which shall be an amount bearing the same proportion to the 
total levy agreed on by the commission as the net tax capacity 
of the county bears to the net tax capacity of the region.  For 
taxes levied in 1990 and thereafter, the maximum amounts of 
levies made for the purposes of sections 462.381 to 462.398 are 
the following amounts, less the sum of regional planning grants 
from the state planning agency commissioner to that region:  for 
Region 1, $180,337; for Region 2, $150,000; for Region 3, 
$353,110; for Region 5, $195,865; for Region 6E, $197,177; for 
Region 6W, $150,000; for Region 7E, $158,653; for Region 8, 
$206,107; for Region 9, $343,572.  The auditor of each county in 
the region shall add the amount of any levy made by the 
commission within the limits imposed by this subdivision to 
other tax levies of the county for collection by the county 
treasurer with other taxes.  When collected the county treasurer 
shall make settlement of the taxes with the commission in the 
same manner as other taxes are distributed to political 
subdivisions. 
    Sec. 59.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 466A.05, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [PAYMENT OF STATE MONEY.] Upon receiving 
from a city the certification that a community resources program 
has been adopted or modified, the commissioner of state planning 
trade and economic development shall, within 30 days after 
receiving the certification, pay to the city the amount of state 
money identified as necessary to implement the community 
resources program.  State money may be paid to the city only to 
the extent that the appropriation limit for the city specified 
in subdivision 2 is not exceeded. 
    Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 469.203, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [CITY APPROVAL OF PROGRAM.] (a) Before adoption 
of a revitalization program under paragraph (b), the city must 
submit a preliminary program to the commissioner, the state 
planning agency commissioner of trade and economic development, 
and the Minnesota housing finance agency for their comments.  
The city may not adopt the revitalization program until comments 
have been received from the state agencies or 30 days have 
elapsed without response after the program was sent to them.  
Comments received by the city from the state agencies within the 
30-day period must be responded to in writing by the city before 
adoption of the program by the city. 
    (b) The city may adopt a revitalization program only after 
holding a public hearing after the program has been prepared.  
Notice of the hearing must be provided in a newspaper of general 
circulation in the city and in the most widely circulated 
community newspaper in the targeted neighborhoods not less than 
ten days nor more than 30 days before the date of the hearing. 
    (c) A certification by the city that a revitalization 
program has been approved by the city council for the targeted 
neighborhood must be provided to the commissioner together with 
a copy of the program.  A copy of the program must also be 
provided to the Minnesota housing finance agency and the state 
planning agency commissioner of trade and economic development. 
    (d) A revitalization program for the city may be modified 
at any time by the city council after a public hearing, notice 
of which is published in a newspaper of general circulation in 
the city and in the targeted neighborhood at least ten days nor 
more than 30 days before the date of the hearing.  If the city 
council determines that the proposed modification is a 
significant modification to the program originally certified 
under paragraph (c), the city council shall implement the 
revitalization program approval and certification process of 
this subdivision for the proposed modification. 
    Sec. 61.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 469.207, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDIT.] In 1989 and 
subsequent years, at the end of each calendar year, the 
legislative auditor shall conduct a financial audit to review 
the spending of state money under sections 469.201 to 469.207.  
Before spending state money to implement a revitalization 
program, the city must consult with the legislative auditor to 
determine appropriate accounting methods and principles that 
will assist the legislative auditor in conducting its financial 
audit.  The results of the financial audit must be submitted to 
the legislative audit commission, the commissioner, the state 
planning agency, and the Minnesota housing finance agency. 
    Sec. 62.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 469.207, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
     Subd. 2.  [ANNUAL REPORT.] A city that begins to implement 
a revitalization program in a calendar year must, by March 1 of 
the succeeding calendar year, provide a detailed report on the 
revitalization program or programs being implemented in the 
city.  The report must describe the status of the program 
implementation and analyze whether the intended outcomes 
identified in section 469.203, subdivision 1, clause (4), are 
being achieved.  The report must include at least the following: 
     (1) the number of housing units, including lost units, 
removed, created, lost, replaced, relocated, and assisted as a 
result of the program.  The level of rent of the units and the 
income of the households affected must be included in the 
report; 
     (2) the number and type of commercial establishments 
removed, created, and assisted as a result of a revitalization 
program.  The report must include information regarding the 
number of new jobs created by category, whether the jobs are 
full-time or part-time, and the salary or wage levels of both 
new and expanded jobs in the affected commercial establishments; 
     (3) a description of a statement of the cost of the public 
improvement projects that are part of the program and the number 
of jobs created for each $20,000 of money spent on commercial 
projects and applicable public improvement projects; 
     (4) the increase in the tax capacity for the city as a 
result of the assistance to commercial and housing assistance; 
and 
    (5) the amount of private investment that is a result of 
the use of public money in a targeted neighborhood. 
    The report must be submitted to the commissioner, the 
Minnesota housing finance agency, the state planning agency, and 
the legislative audit commission, and must be available to the 
public. 
    Sec. 63.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 473.156, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [PLAN COMPONENTS.] The metropolitan council 
shall develop a short-term and long-term plan for existing and 
expected water use and supply in the metropolitan area.  The 
plan shall be submitted to and reviewed by the state planning 
agency and the commissioner of natural resources for consistency 
with the statewide drought plan under section 103G.293.  At a 
minimum, the plans must: 
    (1) update the data and information on water supply and use 
within the metropolitan area; 
    (2) identify alternative courses of action, including water 
conservation initiatives and economic alternatives, in case of 
drought conditions; 
    (3) recommend approaches to resolving problems that may 
develop because of water use and supply with consideration given 
to problems that occur outside of the metropolitan area, but 
which have an effect within the area; and 
    (4) be consistent with the statewide drought plan under 
section 103G.293. 
    Sec. 64.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 477A.011, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [POPULATION.] Population means the population 
established by the most recent federal census, by a special 
census conducted under contract with the United States Bureau of 
the Census, by a population estimate made by the metropolitan 
council, or by a population estimate of the state demographer 
made pursuant to section 116K.04, subdivision 4, clause (10) 3, 
whichever is the most recent as to the stated date of the count 
or estimate for the preceding calendar year.  The term "per 
capita" refers to population as defined by this subdivision. 
    Sec. 65.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 477A.011, 
subdivision 3a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3a.  [NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS.] Number of households 
means the number of households established by the most recent 
federal census, by a special census conducted under contract 
with the United States bureau of the census, by an estimate made 
by the metropolitan council, or by an estimate of the state 
demographer made pursuant to section 116K.04, subdivision 4 3, 
whichever is the most recent as to the stated date of the count 
or estimate for the preceding calendar year. 
    Sec. 66.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 477A.014, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  The commissioner of state director of the office 
of strategic and long-range planning shall annually bill the 
commissioner of revenue for one-half of the costs incurred by 
the state planning agency demographer in the preparation of 
materials required by section 116K.04, subdivision 4, clause 
(10) 3.  The commissioner of revenue shall deduct these amounts 
from the next payments to be made to appropriate local units of 
government.  Amounts deducted must be credited to the general 
fund. 
    Sec. 67.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 504.34, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [NOTICE; REQUEST FOR COMMENTS.] A government unit 
subject to this section must provide for public input in 
preparing the annual housing impact report, including a public 
comment period and a public hearing.  The government unit must 
publish notice of its draft annual housing impact report in a 
newspaper of general circulation in the city by the deadline for 
completion of the draft annual housing impact report.  The 
notice must include a request for comments on the draft annual 
housing impact report within the 30 days following the notice, 
and the date, time, and location of the public hearing on the 
draft annual housing impact report, to be held within 15 to 30 
days following the date of notice.  Copies of the notice must be 
sent to the neighborhood and citizen participation 
organizations, district planning councils, housing referral and 
information services, shelters, homeless and tenants advocacy 
groups, and legal aid offices in the city where the displaced 
low-income housing was located.  Copies of the notice and the 
draft annual housing impact report must be submitted to the 
state planning agency and the Minnesota housing finance agency. 
    Sec. 68.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 504.34, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [FINAL ANNUAL HOUSING IMPACT REPORT.] In 
preparing and approving a final annual housing impact report, a 
government unit subject to this section must consider comments 
received during the comment period and at the public hearing on 
the draft report.  The final report shall be prepared within 30 
days following the deadline for receipt of comments on the draft 
annual housing impact report.  The government unit shall publish 
notice of the final annual housing impact report in a newspaper 
of general circulation in the city.  Copies of the notice must 
be sent to neighborhood and citizen participation organizations, 
district planning councils, housing referral and information 
services, shelters, homeless and tenants advocacy groups, and 
legal aid offices in the city where the displaced low-income 
housing was located.  Copies of the notice and the draft annual 
housing impact report must be submitted to the state planning 
agency and the Minnesota housing finance agency. 
    Sec. 69.  [REPEALER.] 
    Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 40A.02, subdivision 2; 
40A.08; 116K.01; 116K.02; 116K.03; 116K.04; 116K.05; 116K.06; 
116K.07; 116K.08; 116K.09; 116K.10; 116K.11; 116K.12; 116K.13; 
116K.14; 144.861; and 144.874, subdivision 7, are repealed. 

                                ARTICLE 3

                             PUBLIC DEFENSE
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 590.05, is 
amended to read: 
    590.05 [INDIGENT PETITIONERS.] 
    A person financially unable to obtain counsel who desires 
to pursue the remedy provided in section 590.01 is entitled to 
be represented may apply for representation by the state public 
defender.  The state public defender shall be appointed to 
represent such person pursuant to under the applicable 
provisions of Minnesota Statutes 1965, sections 611.14 to 
611.29, if the person has not already had a direct appeal of the 
conviction.  The state public defender may represent, without 
charge, all other persons pursuing a postconviction remedy under 
section 590.01, who are financially unable to obtain counsel. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.14, is 
amended to read: 
    611.14 [RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY PUBLIC DEFENDER.] 
    The following persons who are financially unable to obtain 
counsel, shall be are entitled to be represented by a public 
defender: 
    (a) (1) a person charged with a felony or gross 
misdemeanor, including a person charged pursuant to under 
sections 629.01 to 629.29; 
    (b) (2) a person appealing from a conviction of a felony or 
gross misdemeanor, or a person convicted of a felony or gross 
misdemeanor who is pursuing a postconviction proceeding, after 
the time for appeal from the judgment has expired and who has 
not already had a direct appeal of the conviction; 
    (c) (3) a person who is entitled to be represented by 
counsel pursuant to the provisions of under section 609.14, 
subdivision 2; 
    (d) (4) a minor who is entitled to be represented by 
counsel pursuant to the provisions of under section 260.155, 
subdivision 2, if the judge of the juvenile court concerned has 
requested and received the approval of a majority of the 
district court judges of the judicial district to utilize the 
services of the public defender in such cases, and approval of 
the compensation on a monthly, hourly, or per diem basis to be 
paid for such services pursuant to under section 260.251, 
subdivision 2, clause (e); or 
    (e) (5) a person, entitled by law to be represented by 
counsel, charged with an offense within the trial jurisdiction 
of a municipal, county, or probate district court, if the trial 
judge or a majority of the trial judges of the court concerned 
have requested and received approval of a majority of the 
district court judges of the judicial district to utilize the 
services of the public defender in such cases and approval of 
the compensation on a monthly, hourly, or per diem basis to be 
paid for such services by the county or municipality within the 
court's jurisdiction. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.17, is 
amended to read: 
    611.17 [FINANCIAL INQUIRY; STATEMENTS.] 
    (a) Each judicial district must screen requests under 
paragraph (b).  
    (b) Upon a request for the appointment of counsel, the 
court shall make appropriate inquiry into the financial 
circumstances of the applicant, who shall submit a financial 
statement under oath or affirmation setting forth the 
applicant's assets and liabilities, source or sources of income, 
and any other information required by the court.  The state 
public defender shall furnish appropriate forms for the 
financial statements.  The information contained in the 
statement shall be confidential and for the exclusive use of the 
court except for any prosecution under section 609.48.  A 
refusal to execute the financial statement or produce financial 
records constitutes a waiver of the right to the appointment of 
a public defender. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.18, is 
amended to read: 
    611.18 [APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER.] 
    If it appears to a court that a person requesting the 
appointment of counsel satisfies the requirements of this 
chapter, the court shall order the appropriate public defender 
to represent the person at all further stages of the proceeding 
through appeal, if any.  For those persons a person appealing 
from a conviction, or a person pursuing a post conviction 
proceeding, after the time for appeal has expired and who has 
not already had a direct appeal of the conviction, the state 
public defender shall be appointed.  For all other persons a 
person covered by section 611.14, clause (1), a district public 
defender shall be appointed to represent them that person.  If 
(a) conflicting interests exist, (b) the district public 
defender for any other reason is unable to act, or (c) the 
interests of justice require, the state public defender may be 
ordered to represent a person.  When the state public defender 
is directed by a court to represent a defendant or other person, 
the state public defender may assign the representation to any 
district public defender.  If at any stage of the proceedings, 
including an appeal, the court finds that the defendant is 
financially unable to pay counsel whom the defendant had 
retained, the court may appoint the appropriate public defender 
to represent the defendant, as provided in this section.  Prior 
to any court appearance, a public defender may represent a 
person accused of violating the law, who appears to be 
financially unable to obtain counsel, and shall continue to 
represent the person unless it is subsequently determined that 
the person is financially able to obtain counsel.  The 
representation may be made available at the discretion of the 
public defender, upon the request of the person or someone on 
the person's behalf.  Any law enforcement officer may notify the 
public defender of the arrest of any such person.  
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.20, is 
amended to read: 
    611.20 [SUBSEQUENT ABILITY TO PAY COUNSEL.] 
    If at any time after the state public defender or a 
district public defender has been directed to act, the court 
having jurisdiction in the matter is satisfied that the 
defendant or other person is financially able to obtain counsel 
or to make partial payment for the representation, the court may 
terminate the appointment of the public defender, unless the 
person so represented is willing to pay therefor.  If a public 
defender continues the representation, the court shall direct 
payment for such representation as the interests of justice may 
dictate.  Any payments directed by the court shall be recorded 
by the court administrator, who shall transfer the payments to 
the governmental unit responsible for the costs of the public 
defender.  The judicial district may investigate the financial 
status of a defendant or other person for whom a public defender 
has been appointed and may act to collect payments directed by 
the court. 
    If at any time after appointment a public defender should 
have reason to believe that a defendant is financially able to 
obtain counsel or to make partial payment for counsel, it shall 
be the public defender's duty to so advise the court so that 
appropriate action may be taken. 
    Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.215, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [STRUCTURE; MEMBERSHIP.] (a) The state 
board of public defense is a part of, but is not subject to the 
administrative control of, the judicial branch of government.  
The state board of public defense shall consist of seven members 
including: 
    (1) a district court judge appointed by the supreme court; 
    (2) four attorneys admitted to the practice of law, well 
acquainted with the defense of persons accused of crime, but not 
employed as prosecutors, appointed by the supreme court; and 
    (3) two (2) three public members appointed by the governor. 
    After the expiration of the terms of persons appointed to 
the board before March 1, 1991, the appointing authorities may 
not appoint a person who is a judge to be a member of the state 
board of public defense, other than as a member of the ad hoc 
board of public defense. 
    (b) All members shall demonstrate an interest in 
maintaining a high quality, independent defense system for those 
who are unable to obtain adequate representation.  Appointments 
to the board shall include qualified women and members of 
minority groups.  At least three members of the board shall be 
from judicial districts other than the first, second, fourth, 
and tenth judicial districts.  The terms, compensation, and 
removal of members shall be as provided in section 15.0575.  The 
chair shall be elected by the members from among the membership 
for a term of two years.  
    (c) In addition, the state board of public defense shall 
consist of an 11-member a nine-member ad hoc board when 
considering the appointment of district public defenders under 
section 611.26, subdivision 2.  The terms of chief district 
public defenders currently serving shall terminate in accordance 
with the staggered term schedule set forth in section 611.26, 
subdivision 2. 
    Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.215, 
subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 1a.  [CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR.] The chair of the state 
board of public defense may, subject to the approval of the 
board, state public defender shall appoint a chief administrator 
who must be chosen solely on the basis of training, experience, 
and other qualifications, and who will serve at the pleasure of 
the board state public defender.  The chief administrator need 
not be licensed to practice law.  The chief administrator shall 
attend all meetings of the board, but may not vote, and shall: 
    (1) enforce all resolutions, rules, regulations, or orders 
of the board; 
    (2) appoint and remove all subordinate officers and regular 
employees of the board upon the basis of merit and fitness, 
subject to the provisions of a personnel code adopted by the 
board; 
    (3) present to the board and the state public defender 
plans, studies, and reports prepared for board the board's and 
the state public defender's purposes and recommend to the 
board and the state public defender for adoption measures 
necessary to enforce or carry out the powers and duties of the 
board and the state public defender, or to efficiently 
administer the affairs of the board and the state public 
defender; 
    (4) (3) keep the board fully advised as to its financial 
condition, and prepare and submit to the board its annual budget 
and other financial information as it may request; 
    (5) (4) recommend to the board the adoption of rules and 
regulations necessary for the efficient operation of the board 
and its functions; and 
    (6) (5) perform other duties prescribed by the board and 
the state public defender. 
    Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.215, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.] (a) The state 
board of public defense shall appoint the state public defender, 
who serves full time for a term of four years.  The board shall 
prepare an annual report to the governor, the legislature, and 
the supreme court on the operation of the state public 
defender's office, district defender systems, and public defense 
corporations.  The board shall approve and recommend to the 
legislature a budget for the board, the office of state public 
defender, the judicial district public defenders, and the public 
defense corporations.  
    (b) The board shall establish procedures for distribution 
of state funding under this chapter to the state and district 
public defenders, including Hennepin and Ramsey county public 
defenders, and to the public defense corporations. 
    (b) (c) The state public defender with the approval of the 
board shall establish standards for the offices of the state and 
district public defenders and for the conduct of all appointed 
counsel systems.  The standards must include, but are not 
limited to: 
    (1) standards needed to maintain and operate an office of 
public defender including requirements regarding the 
qualifications, training, and size of the legal and supporting 
staff for a public defender or appointed counsel system; 
    (2) standards for public defender caseloads; 
    (3) standards and procedures for the eligibility for 
appointment, assessment, and collection of the costs for legal 
representation provided by public defenders or appointed 
counsel; 
    (4) standards for contracts between a board of county 
commissioners and a county public defender system for the legal 
representation of indigent persons; 
    (5) standards prescribing minimum qualifications of counsel 
appointed under the board's authority or by the courts; and 
    (6) standards ensuring the economical independent, 
competent, and efficient delivery of legal services, including 
alternatives to the present geographic boundaries of the public 
defender districts representation of clients whose cases present 
conflicts of interest, in both the trial and appellate courts. 
    (d) The board may require the reporting of statistical 
data, budget information, and other cost factors by the state 
and district public defenders and appointed counsel systems. 
    The state board of public defense shall design and conduct 
programs for the training of all state and district public 
defenders, appointed counsel, and attorneys for public defense 
corporations funded in section 611.26. 
    Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.23, is 
amended to read: 
    611.23 [OFFICE OF STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER; APPOINTMENT; 
SALARY.] 
    The office of state public defender is under the 
supervision of responsible to the state board of public 
defense.  The state public defender shall be appointed by the 
state board of public defense for a term of four years, except 
as otherwise provided in this section, and until a successor is 
appointed and qualified.  The state public defender shall be a 
full-time qualified attorney, licensed to practice law in this 
state, serve in the unclassified service of the state, and be 
removed only for cause by the appointing authority.  Vacancies 
in the office shall be filled by the appointing authority for 
the unexpired term.  The salary of the state public defender 
shall be fixed by the state board of public defense but must not 
exceed the salary of the chief deputy attorney general.  Terms 
of the state public defender shall commence on January July 1.  
The state public defender shall devote full time to the 
performance of duties and shall not engage in the general 
practice of law.  
    Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.24, is 
amended to read: 
    611.24 [ORGANIZATION OF OFFICE; ASSISTANTS.] 
    The state public defender shall supervise the operation, 
activities, policies and procedures of the state public defender 
system.  The state public defender, subject to the limitations 
imposed by, and the supervision of, the state board of public 
defense, may shall employ or retain assistant state public 
defenders, a chief administrator, a deputy state public defender 
in charge of appellate services, and other personnel as may be 
necessary to discharge the function functions of the office.  An 
assistant state public defender shall be a qualified attorney, 
licensed to practice law in this state, serve in the 
unclassified service of the state if employed, and serve at the 
pleasure of the appointing authority at a salary or retainer fee 
not to exceed reasonable compensation for comparable services 
performed for other governmental agencies or departments.  
Retained or part-time employed assistant state public defenders 
may engage in the general practice of law. 
    Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.25, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [REPRESENTATION.] The state public defender 
shall represent, without charge, a defendant or other person 
appealing from a conviction or pursuing a postconviction 
proceeding after the time for appeal has expired when the state 
public defender is directed to do so by a judge of the district 
court, of the court of appeals or of the supreme court of a 
felony or gross misdemeanor.  The state public defender shall 
represent, without charge, a person convicted of a felony or 
gross misdemeanor who is pursuing a postconviction proceeding 
and who has not already had a direct appeal of the conviction.  
The state public defender may represent, without charge, all 
other persons pursuing a postconviction remedy under section 
590.01, who are financially unable to obtain counsel.  The state 
public defender shall represent any other person, who is 
financially unable to obtain counsel, when directed to do so by 
the supreme court or the court of appeals, except that the state 
public defender shall not represent a person in any action or 
proceeding in which a party is seeking a monetary judgment, 
recovery or award.  When requested by a district public defender 
or appointed counsel, the state public defender may assist the 
district public defender, appointed counsel, or an organization 
designated in section 611.216 in the performance of duties, 
including trial representation in matters involving legal 
conflicts of interest or other special circumstances, and 
assistance with legal research and brief preparation.  When the 
state public defender is directed by a court to represent a 
defendant or other person, the state public defender may, with 
the court's approval, assign the representation to any district 
public defender.  
    Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.25, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [DUTIES.] The state public defender shall prepare 
an annual report to the board and a report to the governor, the 
legislature, and the supreme court on the operation of the state 
public defender's office, district defender systems, and public 
defense corporations.  The state public defender may require the 
reporting of statistical data, budget information, and other 
cost factors by the chief district public defenders and 
appointed counsel systems.  The state public defender shall 
design and conduct programs for the training of all state and 
district public defenders, appointed counsel, and attorneys for 
public defense corporations funded under section 611.26.  The 
state public defender shall establish policies and procedures to 
administer the district public defender system, consistent with 
standards adopted by the state board of public defense. 
    Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.26, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [APPOINTMENT; TERMS.] The state board of public 
defense shall appoint a chief district public defender for each 
judicial district.  When appointing a chief district public 
defender, the state board of public defense membership shall be 
increased to include two judges residents of the district and 
two county commissioners of the counties within appointed by the 
chief judge of the district to reflect the characteristics of 
the population served by the public defender in that district.  
The additional members shall serve only in the capacity of 
selecting the district public defender.  The judges within the 
district shall elect their two ad hoc members.  The two county 
commissioners within the district shall be selected by the 
county boards of the counties within the district.  The ad hoc 
state board of public defense shall appoint a chief district 
public defender only after requesting and giving reasonable time 
to receive any recommendations from the public, the local bar 
association, the judges of the district, and the county 
commissioners within the district.  Each chief district public 
defender shall be a qualified attorney, licensed to practice law 
in this state.  The chief district public defender shall be 
appointed for a term of four years, beginning November January 
1, pursuant to the following staggered term schedule:  (1) in 
1987, the third and eighth districts; (2) in 1988, the first and 
tenth districts; (3) in 1989, the fifth and ninth districts; (4) 
in 1990, the sixth and seventh districts; (5) in 1991 1992, the 
second, fourth, and eighth districts; and (6) (2) in 
1992 1993, the first, third, fourth, and tenth districts; (3) in 
1994, the fifth and ninth districts; and (4) in 1995, the sixth 
and seventh districts.  The chief district public defenders 
shall serve for staggered four-year terms and may be removed for 
cause upon the order of the state board of public defense.  
Vacancies in the office shall be filled by the appointing 
authority for the unexpired term. 
    Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.26, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [COMPENSATION.] (a) The compensation of the chief 
district public defender shall be set by the board of public 
defense.  The compensation of each assistant district public 
defender shall be set by the chief district public defender with 
the approval of the board of public defense.  The compensation 
for chief district public defenders may not exceed the 
prevailing compensation for county attorneys within the 
district, and the compensation for assistant district public 
defenders may not exceed the prevailing compensation for 
assistant county attorneys within the district.  To assist the 
board of public defense in determining prevailing compensation 
under this subdivision, counties shall provide to the board 
information on the compensation of county attorneys, including 
salaries and benefits, rent, secretarial staff, and other 
pertinent budget data.  For purposes of this subdivision, 
compensation means salaries, cash payments, and employee 
benefits including paid time off and group insurance benefits, 
and other direct and indirect items of compensation including 
the value of office space provided by the employer.  
    (b) This subdivision does not limit the rights of public 
defenders to collectively bargain with their employers. 
    Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.26, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
     Subd. 3a.  (a) Notwithstanding subdivision 3 or any other 
law to the contrary, compensation and economic benefit increases 
for chief district public defenders and assistant district 
public defenders, who are full-time county employees, shall be 
paid out of the budget for that judicial district public 
defender's office. 
     (b) Those budgets for district public defender services 
under the jurisdiction of the state board of public defense 
shall be eligible for adjustments to their base budgets in the 
same manner as other state agencies.  In making biennial budget 
base adjustments, the commissioner of finance shall consider the 
budgets for district public defender services, as allocated by 
the state board of public defense, in the same manner as other 
state agencies. 
    Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.26, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDERS.] A chief district 
public defender shall appoint assistants who are qualified 
attorneys licensed to practice law in this state and other staff 
as the chief district public defender finds prudent and 
necessary subject to the standards adopted by the state board of 
public defense defender.  Assistant district public defenders 
must be appointed to ensure broad geographic representation and 
caseload distribution within the district.  Each assistant 
district public defender serves at the pleasure of the chief 
district public defender.  
    Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.26, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [PERSONS DEFENDED.] The district public defender 
shall represent, without charge, a defendant charged with a 
felony or a gross misdemeanor when so directed by the district 
court.  In the second, third, fourth, sixth, and eighth 
districts only, the district public defender shall also 
represent a defendant charged with a misdemeanor when so 
directed by the district court and shall represent a minor in 
the juvenile court when so directed by the juvenile court. 
    Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.26, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [OTHER EMPLOYMENT.] Chief district public 
defenders and assistant district public defenders may engage in 
the general practice of law where not employed on a full time 
basis. 
    Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.26, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [INSURANCE.] Notwithstanding any other law to the 
contrary, district public defenders and assistant district 
public defenders, and their employees and their dependents, may 
elect to enroll in the appropriate life insurance, hospital, 
medical and dental benefits, and optional coverages of their 
respective host county, as designated by the state board of 
public defense under section 611.27, subdivision 2, at the time, 
in the manner, and under conditions of eligibility as 
established by the host county for its employees.  The host 
county must provide for payroll deductions to be made in the 
same manner and under the same conditions as provided for an 
eligible county employee and the employee's dependents.  Nothing 
in this subdivision obligates the state or county to payments in 
the absence of an appropriation for those purposes. 
    Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.26, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 10.  [SERVICES.] The chief district public defender 
is responsible for the administration of public defender 
services in the district, consistent with standards adopted by 
the state board of public defense and the policies and 
procedures adopted by the state public defender. 
    Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.27, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  (a) The total compensation and expenses, 
including office equipment and supplies, of the district public 
defender are to be paid by the county or counties comprising the 
judicial district. 
    (b) A district public defender shall annually submit a 
comprehensive budget to the state board of public defense.  The 
budget shall be in compliance with standards and forms required 
by the board and must, at a minimum, include detailed 
substantiation as to all revenues and expenditures.  The 
district public defender shall, at times and in the form 
required by the board, submit reports to the board concerning 
its operations, including the number of cases handled and funds 
expended for these services. 
    Within ten days after an assistant district public defender 
is appointed, the district public defender shall certify to the 
state board of public defense the compensation that has been 
recommended for the assistant.  
    (c) The state board of public defense shall transmit the 
proposed budget of each district public defender to the 
respective district court administrators and county budget 
officers for comment before the board's final approval of the 
budget.  The board shall determine and certify to the respective 
county boards a final comprehensive budget for the office of the 
district public defender that includes all expenses.  After the 
board determines the allocation of the state funds authorized 
pursuant to paragraph (e), the board shall apportion the 
expenses of the district public defenders among the several 
counties and each county shall pay its share in monthly 
installments.  The county share is the proportion of the total 
expenses that the population in the county bears to the total 
population in the district as determined by the last federal 
census.  If the district public defender or an assistant 
district public defender is temporarily transferred to a county 
not situated in that public defender's judicial district, said 
county shall pay the proportionate part of that public 
defender's expenses for the services performed in said county.  
    (d) Reimbursement for actual and necessary travel expenses 
in the conduct of the office of the district public defender 
shall be charged to either (1) the general expenses of the 
office, (2) the general expenses of the district for which the 
expenses were incurred if outside the district, or (3) the 
office of the state public defender if the services were 
rendered for that office. 
    (e) Money appropriated to the state board of public defense 
for the board's administration, for the state public defender, 
for the judicial district public defenders, and for the public 
defense corporations shall be expended as determined by the 
board.  In distributing funds to district public defenders, the 
board shall consider the geographic distribution of public 
defenders, the equity of compensation among the judicial 
districts, public defender caseloads, and the results of the 
weighted case load study.  
    Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.27, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [COUNTY PORTION OF COSTS.] That portion of 
subdivision 1 directing counties to pay the costs of public 
defense service shall not be in effect between July 1, 1990 
1991, and July 1, 1991 1993.  This subdivision only relates to 
costs associated with felony and gross misdemeanor public 
defense services and in all judicial districts and to juvenile 
and misdemeanor public defense services in the second, third, 
fourth, sixth, and eighth judicial districts. 
    Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.27, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [DISTRICT PUBLIC DEFENDER BUDGETS.] The board of 
public defense may only fund those items and services in 
district public defender budgets which were included in the 
original budgets of district public defender offices as of 
January 1, 1990.  All other public defense related costs remain 
the responsibility of the counties unless the state specifically 
appropriates for these.  The cost of additional state funding of 
these items and services must be offset by reductions in local 
aids in the same manner as the original state takeover.  
    Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.27, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [DISTRICT PUBLIC DEFENDERS; REPORTING CASES.] The 
state board of public defense shall adopt and implement a 
uniform system for reporting of hours and cases by district 
public defenders.  District public defenders shall provide 
whatever assistance the board requires in order to implement 
this reporting system.  
    Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 611.27, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES; 
RESPONSIBILITY.] Notwithstanding subdivision 4, the state's 
obligation for the costs of the public defender services is 
limited to the appropriations made to the board of public 
defense.  Services and expenses beyond those appropriated for 
shall be the responsibility of the counties within a judicial 
district.  Expenses shall be distributed among the counties in 
proportion to their populations. 
    Sec. 26.  Laws 1989, chapter 335, article 1, section 7, is 
amended to read: 
     Sec. 7.  BOARD OF PUBLIC DEFENSE    2,665,000   19,485,000 
    Approved Complement - 31 
 During the biennium, 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.  
 $100,000 the first year is a one-time 
appropriation for the costs of the 
weighted case load study of the public 
defender system and public defense 
services. 
 $16,910,000 the second year is for the 
costs of felony and gross misdemeanor 
district public defense services 
statewide and all public defense costs 
in the second and fourth judicial 
districts. 
 Takeover of the costs of public defense 
services shall be considered a part of 
the base level funding for the 
1992-1993 biennium.  Nothing in this 
act shall be construed to build into 
the base level for the 1992-1993 
biennium any additional costs of the 
public defense system which have not 
been appropriated in this act. 
 Public defense obligations incurred by 
counties before July 1, 1990, remain 
the obligation of the counties and must 
be paid by the counties based on their 
population within the judicial district.
    Sec. 27.  Laws 1989, chapter 335, article 3, section 44, as 
amended by Laws 1990, chapter 604, article 9, section 13, is 
amended to read: 
    Sec. 44.  [APPLICATION.] 
    Sections 45 to 54, except the parts of section 54, that by 
their terms have broader application, apply only in the eighth 
judicial district for the period from January 1, 1990, to 
December 31, 1991 1993. 
    Those parts of section 54, having broader application, 
apply statewide for the period from July 1, 1989, to December 
31, 1991 1993. 
    Sec. 28.  [TRANSFER OF POSITIONS TO OFFICE OF THE STATE 
PUBLIC DEFENDER.] 
    The employees of the state board of public defense are 
transferred to the office of the state public defender.  
    Sec. 29.  [TERM; STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER.] 
     The term of the state public defender serving on May 15, 
1991, ends three years from July 1, 1991. 
    Sec. 30.  [REPEALER.] 
    Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 383B.63, subdivision 1; 
611.215, subdivision 4; 611.26, subdivision 1; 611.261; 611.28; 
611.29; and Laws 1989, chapter 335, article 3, section 38, are 
repealed. 
    Sec. 31.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1, 2, 4, 11, 17, 19, and 29 are effective on the 
day following final enactment. 

                                ARTICLE 4

                         PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT
     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 275.125, 
subdivision 6a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6a.  [MINNEAPOLIS CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT LEVY.] (1) 
In addition to the excess levy authorized in subdivision 6, in 
1976 any district within a city of the first class which was 
authorized in 1975 to make a retirement levy under Minnesota 
Statutes 1974, section 275.127 and chapter 422A may levy an 
amount per pupil unit which is equal to the amount levied in 
1975 payable 1976, under Minnesota Statutes 1974, section 
275.127 and chapter 422A, divided by the number of pupil units 
in the district in 1976-1977. 
    (2) In 1979 and each year thereafter, any district which 
qualified in 1976 for an extra levy under clause (1) shall be 
allowed to levy the same amount as levied for retirement in 1978 
under this clause reduced each year by ten percent of the 
difference between the amount levied for retirement in 1971 
under Minnesota Statutes 1971, sections 275.127 and 422.01 to 
422.54 and the amount levied for retirement in 1975 under 
Minnesota Statutes 1974, section 275.127 and chapter 422A. 
    (3) In 1991 and each year thereafter, a district to which 
this subdivision applies may levy an additional amount required 
for contributions to the Minneapolis employees retirement fund 
as a result of the maximum dollar amount limitation on state 
contributions to the fund imposed under section 422A.101, 
subdivision 3.  The additional levy shall not exceed the most 
recent amount certified by the board of the Minneapolis 
employees retirement fund as the district's share of the 
contribution requirement in excess of the maximum state 
contribution under section 422A.101, subdivision 3.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 275.50, 
subdivision 5a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5a.  [SPECIAL LEVIES; LOCAL.] "Special levies" also 
includes those portions of ad valorem taxes levied by the 
following governmental subdivisions for the years and purposes 
given in the cited laws: 
    (1) Goodhue county for the county historical society as 
provided in Laws 1990, chapter 604, article 3, section 50; 
    (2) the city of Windom for a municipal hospital as provided 
in Laws 1990, chapter 604, article 3, section 51; 
    (3) Koochiching county for ambulance service as provided in 
Laws 1990, chapter 604, article 3, section 52; 
    (4) Douglas county for solid waste management as provided 
in Laws 1990, chapter 604, article 3, section 53; 
    (5) the city of Bemidji and Beltrami county to pay bonds 
for an airport terminal as provided in Laws 1990, chapter 604, 
article 3, section 57; 
    (6) Ramsey county to pay bonds for a facility for the arts 
and sciences as provided in Laws 1990, chapter 604, article 3, 
section 58; 
    (7) the city of Rosemount for an armory as provided in Laws 
1990, chapter 604, article 3, section 59; 
    (8) the cities of Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn 
Center, and Coon Rapids for peace officer salaries and benefits 
as provided in Laws 1990, chapter 604, article 3, section 60; 
and 
    (9) a city described in and for debt service as provided in 
Laws 1990, chapter 604, article 3, section 61; and 
    (10) the city of Minneapolis for certain retirement fund 
contributions as provided in section 14. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 356.215, 
subdivision 4d, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4d.  [INTEREST AND SALARY ASSUMPTIONS.] For funds 
governed by chapters 3A, 352, 352B, 352C, 353, 353C, 354 other 
than the variable annuity fund governed by section 354.62, and 
490, the actuarial valuation shall use a preretirement interest 
assumption of 8.5 percent, a postretirement interest assumption 
of five percent, and an assumption that in each future year the 
salary on which a retirement or other benefit is based is 1.065 
multiplied by the salary for the preceding year.  For funds 
governed by chapter 354A, the actuarial valuation shall use 
preretirement and postretirement assumptions of 8.5 percent and 
an assumption that in each future year the salary on which a 
retirement or other benefit is based is 1.065 multiplied by the 
salary for the preceding year, but the actuarial valuation shall 
reflect the payment of postretirement adjustments to retirees 
shall be based on the methods specified in the bylaws of the 
fund as approved by the legislature.  For a fund governed by 
chapter 422A, the actuarial valuation shall use a preretirement 
interest assumption of six percent, a postretirement interest 
assumption of five percent, and an assumption that in each 
future year the salary on which a retirement or other benefit is 
based is 1.04 multiplied by the salary for the preceding year.  
For all other funds, the actuarial valuation shall use a 
preretirement interest assumption of five percent, a 
postretirement interest assumption of five percent, and an 
assumption that in each future year the salary on which a 
retirement or other benefit is based is 1.035 multiplied by the 
salary for the preceding year. 
    For funds governed by chapters 3A, 352C, and 490, the 
actuarial valuation shall use a preretirement interest 
assumption of 8.5 percent, a postretirement interest assumption 
of five percent, and an assumption that in each future year in 
which the salary amount payable is not determinable from section 
3.099, 15A.081, subdivision 6, or 15A.083, subdivision 1, 
whichever is applicable, or from applicable compensation council 
recommendations under section 15A.082, the salary on which a 
retirement or other benefit is based is 1.065 multiplied by the 
known or computed salary for the preceding year, whichever is 
applicable. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 356.215, 
subdivision 4g, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4g.  [AMORTIZATION CONTRIBUTIONS.] In addition to the 
exhibit indicating the level normal cost, the actuarial 
valuation shall contain an exhibit indicating the additional 
annual contribution which would be required to amortize the 
unfunded actuarial accrued liability.  For funds governed by 
chapters 3A, 352, 352B, 352C, 353, 353C, 354, 354A, and 490, the 
additional contribution shall be calculated on a level 
percentage of covered payroll basis by the established date for 
full funding which is in effect when the valuation is prepared.  
The level percent additional contribution shall be calculated 
assuming annual payroll growth of 6.5 percent.  For all other 
funds, the additional annual contribution shall be calculated on 
a level annual dollar amount basis. 
     If, for any fund other than the Minneapolis employees 
retirement fund, after the first actuarial valuation date 
occurring after June 1, 1989, there has not been a change in the 
actuarial assumptions used for calculating the actuarial accrued 
liability of the fund, a change in the benefit plan governing 
annuities and benefits payable from the fund, a change in the 
actuarial cost method used in calculating the actuarial accrued 
liability of all or a portion of the fund, or a combination of 
the three, which change or changes by themselves without 
inclusion of any other items of increase or decrease produce a 
net increase in the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the 
fund, the established date for full funding for the first 
actuarial valuation made after June 1, 1989, and each successive 
actuarial valuation shall be the first actuarial valuation date 
which occurs after June 1, 2020.  
     If, for any fund or plan other than the Minneapolis 
employees retirement fund, after the first actuarial valuation 
date occurring after June 1, 1989, there has been a change in 
any or all of the actuarial assumptions used for calculating the 
actuarial accrued liability of the fund, a change in the benefit 
plan governing annuities and benefits payable from the fund, a 
change in the actuarial cost method used in calculating the 
actuarial accrued liability of all or a portion of the fund, or 
a combination of the three, and the change or changes, by 
themselves and without inclusion of any other items of increase 
or decrease, produce a net increase in the unfunded actuarial 
accrued liability in the fund, the established date for full 
funding shall be determined using the following procedure:  
     (i) the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the fund 
shall be determined in accordance with the plan provisions 
governing annuities and retirement benefits and the actuarial 
assumptions in effect before an applicable change; 
     (ii) the level annual dollar contribution or level 
percentage, whichever is applicable, which is needed to amortize 
the unfunded actuarial accrued liability amount determined 
pursuant to subclause (i) by the established date for full 
funding in effect prior to the change shall be calculated using 
the interest assumption specified in subdivision 4d in effect 
before the change; 
      (iii) the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the fund 
shall be determined in accordance with any new plan provisions 
governing annuities and benefits payable from the fund and any 
new actuarial assumptions and the remaining plan provisions 
governing annuities and benefits payable from the fund and 
actuarial assumptions in effect before the change; 
      (iv) the level annual dollar contribution or level 
percentage, whichever is applicable, which is needed to amortize 
the difference between the unfunded actuarial accrued liability 
amount calculated pursuant to subclause (i) and the unfunded 
actuarial accrued liability amount calculated pursuant to 
subclause (iii) over a period of 30 years from the end of the 
plan year in which the applicable change is effective shall be 
calculated using the applicable interest assumption specified in 
subdivision 4d in effect after any applicable change; 
      (v) the level annual dollar or level percentage 
amortization contribution pursuant to subclause (iv) shall be 
added to the level annual dollar amortization contribution or 
level percentage calculated pursuant to subclause (ii); 
      (vi) the period in which the unfunded actuarial accrued 
liability amount determined in subclause (iii) will be amortized 
by the total level annual dollar or level percentage 
amortization contribution computed pursuant to subclause (v) 
shall be calculated using the interest assumption specified in 
subdivision 4d in effect after any applicable change, rounded to 
the nearest integral number of years, but which shall not exceed 
a period of 30 years from the end of the plan year in which the 
determination of the established date for full funding using the 
procedure set forth in this clause is made and which shall not 
be less than the period of years beginning in the plan year in 
which the determination of the established date for full funding 
using the procedure set forth in this clause is made and ending 
by the date for full funding in effect before the change; and 
    (vii) the period determined pursuant to subclause (vi) 
shall be added to the date as of which the actuarial valuation 
was prepared and the date obtained shall be the new established 
date for full funding.  
    For the Minneapolis employees retirement fund, the 
established date for full funding shall be June 30, 2017 2020. 
    Sec. 5.  [356.865] [SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFIT; LUMP SUM 
PAYMENTS; MINNEAPOLIS EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT FUND.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ENTITLEMENT.] Any person who is receiving 
either an annuity that was computed under the laws in effect 
before March 5, 1974, or a "$2 bill and annuity" annuity from 
the Minneapolis employees retirement fund is entitled to receive 
a supplemental benefit lump sum payment from the retirement fund 
in the amount specified in subdivision 2.  
    Subd. 2.  [AMOUNT OF PAYMENT.] (a) For any person receiving 
an annuity or benefit on November 30, 1991, and entitled to 
receive a supplemental benefit lump sum payment under 
subdivision 1, the payment is $28 for each full year of 
allowable service credited to the person by the retirement fund. 
    In 1992 and each following year, each eligible benefit 
recipient shall receive the amount received in the preceding 
year increased by the same percentage applied on the most recent 
January 1 to regular annuities paid from the Minneapolis 
employees retirement fund. 
    (b) The payment provided for in this section is payable on 
December 1, 1991, to those persons receiving an annuity or 
benefit on November 30, 1991.  In subsequent years, the payment 
must be made on December 1 to those persons receiving an annuity 
or benefit on the preceding November 30.  This section does not 
authorize payment to an estate if the annuity or benefit 
recipient dies before the November 30 eligibility date.  
Notwithstanding section 356.18, the payment provided for in this 
section must be paid automatically unless the intended recipient 
files a written notice with the retirement fund requesting that 
it not be paid. 
    Subd. 3.  [COST.] The cost of the payments made under this 
section is the responsibility of the state.  The annual 
amortization amount must be added to the annual state 
contribution amount determined under section 422A.101, 
subdivision 3, effective July 1, 1991. 
     Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 422A.05, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 2e.  [STANDING; PARTIES.] In addition to other 
parties with claims under statute or the common law, the state 
and a political subdivision that helps to finance a plan have 
standing to sue on behalf of all taxpayers and the plan 
beneficiaries for an alleged breach of fiduciary duty.  If a 
suit is brought by the state or a political subdivision under 
this subdivision, no separate suit regarding the same claims on 
behalf of taxpayers of the state or a political subdivision or 
of beneficiaries may be allowed, and any suit then pending on 
behalf of taxpayers of the state or a political subdivision or 
of beneficiaries must be dismissed unless the court determines 
that its dismissal would prejudice or limit the rights or claims 
of the taxpayers or beneficiaries.  Nothing in this subdivision 
precludes suits by both the state and an affected political 
subdivision or suits by the retirement board on behalf of one or 
more of the funds. 
    Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 422A.05, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 2f.  [ATTORNEY FEES.] The court shall award 
reasonable attorney fees and costs of litigation, in addition to 
damages and other relief, in a suit where a breach of fiduciary 
duty is found under subdivision 2a or chapter 356A. 
    Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 422A.06, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [CREATION; DIVISIONS OF FUND.] For the 
purposes of this chapter, there shall be a is established the 
Minneapolis employees retirement fund, hereafter referred to as 
the retirement fund.  The That retirement fund shall be is 
subdivided into (1) a deposit accumulation fund, (2) a survivor 
benefit fund, (3) a disability benefit fund, and (4) a 
retirement benefit fund.  The expense of the administration of 
the retirement fund shall must be paid from the deposit 
accumulation fund, less the amount as the retirement board may 
charge against income of the retirement benefit fund from 
investments as the cost of handling the investments of the 
retirement benefit fund. 
    Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 422A.06, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [DEPOSIT ACCUMULATION FUND.] The deposit 
accumulation fund shall consist consists of the assets held in 
the fund, increased by amounts contributed by or for employees, 
amounts contributed by the city, amounts contributed by 
municipal activities supported in whole or in part by revenues 
other than taxes and amounts contributed by any public 
corporation, amounts paid by the state and by income from 
investments.  There shall must be paid from the fund the amounts 
required to be transferred to the retirement benefit fund, or 
the disability benefit fund, refunds of contributions, death 
benefits payable on death before retirement which that are not 
payable from the survivors' benefit fund, postretirement 
increases in retirement allowances granted pursuant to under 
Laws 1965, chapter 688, or Laws 1969, chapter 859, and expenses 
of the administration of the retirement fund which were not 
charged by the retirement board against the income of the 
retirement benefit fund from investments as the cost of handling 
the investments of the retirement benefit fund. 
    Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 422A.101, is 
amended to read: 
    422A.101 [PREPARATION OF FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS OF FUND; 
EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS OF FUND.] Prior to 
August 31 annually, the retirement board, in consultation with 
the commission-retained actuary, shall prepare an itemized 
statement of the financial requirements of the fund for the 
succeeding fiscal year.  A copy of the statement shall be 
submitted to the city council, the board of estimate and 
taxation of the city, the managing board or chief administrative 
officer of each city owned public utility, improvement project 
or municipal activity supported in whole or in part by revenues 
other than real estate taxes, public corporation, or unit of 
metropolitan government employing members of the fund, the board 
of special school district No. 1, and the state commissioner of 
finance prior to September 15 annually.  The statement shall be 
itemized and shall include the following:  
    (1) an estimate of the administrative expenses of the fund 
for the following year, which shall be determined by multiplying 
the figure for administrative expenses as reported in the most 
recent actuarial valuation prepared by the commission-retained 
actuary, including any amounts related to investment activities 
of the deposit accumulation fund other than actual investment 
transaction amounts, by the factor of 1.035; 
    (2) an estimate of the normal cost of the fund expressed as 
a dollar amount, which shall be determined by applying the 
normal cost of the fund as reported in the most recent actuarial 
valuation prepared by the commission-retained actuary and 
expressed as a percentage of covered payroll to the estimated 
total covered payroll of all employees covered by the fund for 
the following year; 
    (3) an estimate of the contribution required to amortize on 
a level annual dollar basis the unfunded actuarial accrued 
liability of the fund by June 30, 2017 2020, using an interest 
rate of five six percent compounded annually as reported in the 
most recent actuarial valuation, prepared by the 
commission-retained actuary expressed as a dollar amount.  In 
determining the amount of the unfunded actuarial accrued 
liability of the fund, all assets other than the assets of the 
retirement benefit fund shall be valued as current assets as 
defined under section 356.215, subdivision 1, clause (5) (6), 
and the assets of the retirement benefit fund shall be valued 
equal to the actuarially determined required reserves for 
benefits payable from that fund; 
    (4) the amount of any deficiency in the actual amount of 
any employer contribution provided for in this section when 
compared to the required contribution amount certified for the 
previous year, plus interest on the amount at the rate of six 
percent per annum.  
    Subd. 1a.  [CITY CONTRIBUTIONS.] Prior to August 31 of each 
year, the retirement board shall prepare an itemized statement 
of the financial requirements of the fund payable by the city 
for the succeeding fiscal year, and a copy of the statement 
shall be submitted to the board of estimate and taxation and to 
the city council by September 15.  The financial requirements of 
the fund payable by the city shall be calculated as follows: 
    (a) a regular employer contribution of an amount equal to 
the percentage rounded to the nearest two decimal places of the 
salaries and wages of all employees covered by the retirement 
fund which equals the difference between the level normal cost 
plus administrative cost as reported in the annual actuarial 
valuation prepared by the commission-retained actuary and the 
employee contributions provided for in section 422A.10 less any 
amounts contributed toward the payment of the balance of the 
normal cost not paid by employee contributions by any city owned 
public utility, improvement project, other municipal activities 
supported in whole or in part by revenues other than real estate 
taxes, any public corporation, any employing unit of 
metropolitan government, or by special school district No. 1 
pursuant to subdivision 2; 
    (b) an additional employer contribution of an amount equal 
to the percent specified in section 353.27, subdivision 3a, 
clause (a), multiplied by the salaries and wages of all 
employees covered by the retirement fund less any amounts 
contributed toward amortization of the unfunded actuarial 
accrued liability by June 30, 2017 2020, attributable to their 
respective covered employees by any city owned public utility, 
improvement project, other municipal activities supported in 
whole or in part by revenues other than real estate taxes, any 
public corporation, any employing unit of metropolitan 
government, or by special school district No. 1 pursuant to 
subdivision 2; and 
    (c) a proportional share of an additional employer 
amortization contribution of an amount equal to $3,900,000 
annually until June 30, 2017 2020, based upon the share of the 
fund's unfunded actuarial accrued liability attributed to the 
city as disclosed in the annual actuarial valuation prepared by 
the commission-retained actuary.  
    The city council shall, in addition to other taxes levied 
by the city, annually levy a tax equal to the amount of the 
financial requirements of the fund which are payable by the 
city.  The tax, when levied, shall be extended upon the county 
lists and shall be collected and enforced in the same manner as 
other taxes levied by the city.  If the city does not levy a tax 
sufficient to meet the requirements of this subdivision, the 
retirement board shall submit the tax levy statement directly to 
the county auditor, who shall levy the tax.  The tax, when 
levied, shall be extended upon the county lists and shall be 
collected and paid into the city treasury to the credit of the 
retirement fund.  Any amount to the credit of the retirement 
fund shall constitute a special fund and shall be used only for 
the payment of obligations authorized pursuant to this chapter.  
    Subd. 2.  [CONTRIBUTIONS BY OR FOR CITY-OWNED PUBLIC 
UTILITIES, IMPROVEMENTS, OR MUNICIPAL ACTIVITIES.] Contributions 
by or for any city-owned public utility, improvement project, 
and other municipal activities supported in whole or in part by 
revenues other than real estate taxes, any public corporation, 
any employing unit of metropolitan government, special school 
district No. 1, or Hennepin county, on account of any employee 
covered by the fund, shall be calculated as follows: 
    (a) a regular employer contribution of an amount equal to 
the percentage rounded to the nearest two decimal places of the 
salaries and wages of all employees of the employing unit 
covered by the retirement fund which equals the difference 
between the level normal cost plus administrative cost reported 
in the annual actuarial valuation prepared by the 
commission-retained actuary and the employee contributions 
provided for in section 422A.10; 
    (b) an additional employer contribution of an amount equal 
to the percent specified in section 353.27, subdivision 3a, 
clause (a), multiplied by the salaries and wages of all 
employees of the employing unit covered by the retirement fund; 
    (c) a proportional share of an additional employer 
amortization contribution of an amount equal to $3,900,000 
annually until June 30, 2017 2020, based upon the share of the 
fund's unfunded actuarial accrued liability attributed to the 
employer as disclosed in the annual actuarial valuation prepared 
by the commission-retained actuary. 
     The city council or any board or commission may, by proper 
action, provide for the inclusion of the cost of the retirement 
contributions for employees of any city-owned public utility or 
for persons employed in any improvement project or other 
municipal activity supported in whole or in part by revenues 
other than taxes who are covered by the retirement fund in the 
cost of operating the utility, improvement project, or municipal 
activity.  The cost of retirement contributions for these 
employees shall be determined by the retirement board and the 
respective governing bodies having jurisdiction over the 
financing of these operating costs.  
     The cost of the employer contributions on behalf of 
employees of special school district No. 1 who are covered by 
the retirement fund shall be the obligation of the school 
district.  Contributions by the school district to the 
retirement fund or any other public pension or retirement fund 
of which its employees are members must be remitted to the fund 
each month.  An amount due and not transmitted begins to accrue 
interest at the rate of six percent compounded annually 15 days 
after the date due.  The retirement board shall prepare an 
itemized statement of the financial requirements of the fund 
payable by the school district, which shall be submitted prior 
to September 15.  Contributions by the school district shall be 
made at times designated by the retirement board.  The school 
district may levy for its contribution to the retirement fund 
only to the extent permitted pursuant to section 275.125, 
subdivision 6a.  
    The cost of the employer contributions on behalf of 
elective officers or other employees of Hennepin county who are 
covered by the retirement fund pursuant to section 422A.09, 
subdivision 3, clause (2), 422A.22, subdivision 2, or 488A.115, 
or Laws 1973, chapter 380, section 3, Laws 1975, chapter 402, 
section 2, or any other applicable law shall be the obligation 
of Hennepin county.  The retirement board shall prepare an 
itemized statement of the financial requirements of the fund 
payable by Hennepin county, which shall be submitted prior to 
September 15.  Contributions by Hennepin county shall be made at 
times designated by the retirement board.  Hennepin county may 
levy for its contribution to the retirement fund. 
    Subd. 2a.  [CONTRIBUTIONS BY METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 
COMMISSION AND METROPOLITAN WASTE CONTROL COMMISSION.] The 
metropolitan airport commission and the waste control commission 
shall pay to the Minneapolis employees retirement fund annually 
in installments as specified in subdivision 3 the share of the 
additional support rate required for full amortization of the 
unfunded actuarial accrued liabilities by June 30, 2017 2020, 
that is attributable to airport commission or waste control 
commission employees who are members of the fund.  The amount of 
the payment shall be determined utilizing the most as if the 
airport and waste control commissions' employer contributions 
determined under subdivision 2 had also included a proportionate 
share of a $1,000,000 annual employer amortization 
contribution.  The amount of this $1,000,000 annual employer 
amortization contribution that would have been allocated to each 
commission would have been based on the share of the fund's 
unfunded actuarial accrued liability attributed to each 
commission compared to the total unfunded actuarial accrued 
liability attributed to all employers under subdivisions 1a and 
2.  The determinations required under this subdivision must be 
based on the most recent actuarial valuation prepared by the 
actuary retained by the legislative commission on pensions and 
retirement. 
    Subd. 3.  [STATE CONTRIBUTIONS.] (a) The state shall pay to 
the Minneapolis employees retirement fund annually an amount 
equal to the financial requirements of the Minneapolis employees 
retirement fund reported in the actuarial valuation of the fund 
prepared by the commission-retained actuary pursuant to section 
356.215 for the most recent year but based on a target date for 
full amortization of the unfunded actuarial accrued liabilities 
by June 30, 2017 2020, less the amount of employee contributions 
required pursuant to section 422A.10, and the amount of employer 
contributions required pursuant to subdivisions 1a, 2, and 2a.  
Payments shall be made in four equal installments, occurring on 
March 15, July 15, September 15, and November 15 annually.  The 
annual state contribution under this subdivision may not exceed 
$10,455,000 plus the cost of the annual supplemental benefit 
determined under section 356.865. 
    (b) If the amount determined under paragraph (a) exceeds 
the limitation on the state payment in paragraph (a), the excess 
must be allocated to and paid to the fund by the employers 
identified in subdivisions 1a and 2, other than units of 
metropolitan government.  Each employer's share of the excess is 
proportionate to the employer's share of the fund's unfunded 
actuarial accrued liability as disclosed in the annual actuarial 
valuation prepared by the actuary retained by the legislative 
commission on pensions and retirement compared to the total 
unfunded actuarial accrued liability attributed to all employers 
identified in subdivisions 1a and 2, other than units of 
metropolitan government.  Payments must be made in equal 
installments as set forth in paragraph (a).  
    Subd. 4.  [ADDITIONAL EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTION IN CERTAIN 
INSTANCES.] If assets in the deposit accumulation fund are 
insufficient to make a transfer to the retirement benefit fund, 
the city of Minneapolis shall pay the amount of that 
insufficiency to the retirement benefit fund within three days 
of certification of the insufficiency by the executive director 
of the fund.  The city of Minneapolis may bill any other 
participating employing unit other than the state for its 
proportion of the amount paid. 
    Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 422A.17, is 
amended to read: 
    422A.17 [RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE; OPTIONS.] 
    At retirement, any employee who is eligible to receive a 
service allowance may elect to receive benefits in a retirement 
allowance payable throughout life or may on retirement elect to 
receive the actuarial equivalent at that time of annuity, 
pension, or retirement allowance in a lesser annuity, or a 
lesser pension, or a lesser retirement allowance, payable 
throughout life, with the provisions that: 
    Option I.  If the benefit recipient dies before receiving 
in payments an amount equal to the present value of the benefit 
recipient's annuity, pension, or retirement allowance, as of the 
date of the benefit recipient's retirement, the balance shall be 
paid to the benefit recipient's legal representatives or to such 
person, having an insurable interest in the benefit recipient's 
life, as the benefit recipient shall nominate by written 
designation duly acknowledged and filed with the retirement 
board as of the date of retirement, or 
    Option II.  Upon the death of the benefit recipient, the 
benefit recipient's annuity, pension, or retirement allowance 
shall be continued throughout the life of and paid to the 
person, having an insurable interest in the benefit recipient's 
life, as the benefit recipient shall nominate by written 
designation duly acknowledged and filed with the retirement 
board as of the date of retirement, or 
    Option III.  Upon death of the benefit recipient, one-half 
of the benefit recipient's annuity, pension, or retirement 
allowance shall be continued throughout the life of and paid to 
the person, having an insurable interest in the benefit 
recipient's life, as the benefit recipient shall nominate by 
written designation duly acknowledged and filed with the 
retirement board as of the date of retirement, or 
    Option IV.  Other optional retirement allowance forms, 
including a joint and survivor option under which the benefit 
recipient receives a normal single-life annuity if the 
designated optional annuity beneficiary dies before the benefit 
recipient, shall be paid to the benefit recipient or other 
person or persons the benefit recipient nominates, provided that 
the optional annuity is of equivalent actuarial value to the 
applicable single life annuity calculated under section 422A.15 
and is approved by the retirement board.  
    Any optional retirement allowance shall be computed and 
determined under a procedure specified by the 
commission-retained actuary utilizing the appropriate mortality 
table established by the board of trustees based on the 
experience of the fund as recommended by the commission-retained 
actuary and using the applicable postretirement interest rate 
assumption specified in section 356.215, subdivision 4d. 
    In adopting optional annuity forms, the board of trustees 
shall obtain the written recommendation of the 
commission-retained actuary.  The recommendations shall be a 
part of the permanent records of the board of trustees. 
    Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 422A.23, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  Upon the death of a contributing member after 
having been in the city service not less than 18 months but 
before the effective date of retirement, the board shall in lieu 
of the settlement hereinbefore provided pay to the surviving 
spouse and/or children of the member under the age of 18, or 
under the age of 22 if a full-time student at an accredited 
school, college or university, and single, the following monthly 
benefit: 
    (a) Surviving spouse $325 per month, except for benefits 
beginning after July 1, 1983, which shall be 30 percent of 
member's average salary in effect over the last six months of 
allowable service preceding the month in which the death 
occurred. 
    (b) Each surviving child $150 per month, except for 
benefits beginning after July 1, 1983, which shall be ten 
percent of the member's average salary in effect over the last 
six months of allowable service preceding the month in which the 
death occurred.  Payments for the benefit of any child under the 
age of 18 years shall be made to the surviving parent, or if 
there be none, to the legal guardian of such child.  The maximum 
monthly benefit shall not exceed a total of $750. 
    (c) Effective for payments made after June 30, 1991, 
surviving spouse and surviving child benefits under paragraphs 
(a) and (b) beginning on or before July 1, 1983, are increased 
to $500 per month and $225 per month, respectively.  The maximum 
monthly payment under paragraph (b) is increased to $900.  The 
increased cost resulting from the benefit increases in this 
paragraph must be allocated to each employing unit listed in 
section 422A.101, subdivisions 1a, 2, and 2a, on the basis of 
the additional accrued liability resulting from increased 
benefits paid to the survivors of employees from that unit. 
    Sec. 13.  [TEMPORARY OPTION.] 
    Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a retired member 
of the Minneapolis employees retirement fund with a living 
designated optional annuity recipient may select a joint and 
survivor option under which the retired member will receive a 
normal single-life annuity if the designated recipient dies 
before the retired member.  This optional annuity must be the 
actuarial equivalent of the joint and survivor annuity option 
existing at the time this option is selected.  This option must 
be exercised before July 1, 1992, according to procedures 
specified by the board of the Minneapolis employees retirement 
fund. 
    Sec. 14.  [CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS; SPECIAL LEVY.] 
    For taxes levied in 1991, payable in 1992, the city of 
Minneapolis may levy an amount equal to the amount required to 
be paid by the city for contributions to the Minneapolis 
employees retirement fund as a result of the maximum dollar 
amount limitation on state contributions to the fund imposed 
under Minnesota Statutes, section 422A.101, subdivision 3.  The 
levy under this section shall not exceed the most recent amount 
certified by the board of the Minneapolis employees retirement 
fund as the city's share of the contribution requirement in 
excess of the maximum state contribution under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 422A.101, subdivision 3. 
    Sec. 15.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 12, if approved, applies to all benefit payments 
made after the effective date, including payments to persons who 
became surviving spouses or surviving children before that date. 
Section 6 is effective the day following final enactment and 
applies to all claims pending on that date or filed on or after 
that date.  Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 are 
effective on approval by the Minneapolis city council and 
compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021. 
    Presented to the governor May 31, 1991 
    Signed by the governor June 4, 1991, 9:14 p.m.

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