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Laws of Minnesota 1992 CHAPTER 464-H.F.No. 2647 An act relating to Minnesota Statutes; correcting erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text and obsolete references; eliminating certain redundant, conflicting, and superseded provisions; making miscellaneous technical corrections to statutes and other laws; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 11A.23, subdivision 2; 13.791; 82B.20, subdivision 2; 86B.115; 86B.601, subdivision 1; 88.45; 103I.112; 115A.63, subdivision 3; 115A.82; 116J.70, subdivision 2a; 176.1041, subdivision 1; 176.361, subdivision 2; 177.23, subdivision 7; 183.38, subdivision 1; 214.01, subdivision 2; 268A.09, subdivision 7; 290.10; 297A.15, subdivision 5; 298.402; 298.405, subdivision 1; 326.405; 326.43; 348.13; 352.116, subdivision 3b; 352B.10, subdivision 5; 352B.105; 356.24; 356.82; 466.131; 504.02; 514.53; 517.08, subdivision 1c; and 609.0331; Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, sections 3.873, subdivision 6; 16B.122, subdivision 2; 60D.20, subdivision 1; 60G.01, subdivision 2; 116.072, subdivision 1; 116J.693, subdivision 2; 124.19, subdivision 1; 124.479; 169.983; 171.06, subdivision 3; 179A.10, subdivision 2; 256.969, subdivisions 2 and 3a; 256B.74, subdivision 2; 256H.03, subdivision 5; 272.01, subdivision 2; 272.02, subdivision 1; 275.50, subdivision 5; 340A.4055; 457A.01, subdivision 5; 473.845, subdivision 3; and 611A.02, subdivision 2; reenacting Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 256B.431, subdivision 3f; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 326.01, subdivision 20; Laws 1989, chapter 282, article 2, section 188; Laws 1991, chapters 182, section 1; and 305, section 10. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: ARTICLE 1 REVISOR'S BILL STATUTORY CORRECTIONS Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 3.873, subdivision 6, is amended to read: Subd. 6. [LEGISLATIVE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.] The commission shall make recommendations to the legislature to implement combining education, and health and human services and related support services provided to children and their families by the departments of education, human services, health and other state agencies into a single state department of children and families to provide more effective and efficient services. The commission also shall make recommendations to the legislature or committees, as it deems appropriate to assist the legislature in formulating legislation. To facilitate coordination between executive and legislative authorities, the commission shall review and evaluate the plans and proposals of the governor and state agencies on matters within the commission's jurisdiction and shall provide the legislature with its analysis and recommendations. Any analysis and recommendations must integrate recommendations for the design of an education service delivery system under
section 124.2721, subdivision 4aLaws 1991, chapter 265, article 6, section 64. The commission shall report its final recommendations under this subdivision and subdivision 7, paragraph (a), by January 1, 1993. The commission shall submit a progress report by January 1, 1992. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 11A.23, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [INVESTMENT.] Retirement fund assets certified to the state board pursuant to subdivision 1 shall be invested by the state board subject to the provisions of section 11A.24. Retirement fund assets transferred to the Minnesota postretirement investment fund, the combined investment fund ,or the supplemental investment fund or the variable annuity investment fundshall be invested by the state board as part of those funds. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 13.791, is amended to read: 13.791 [REHABILITATION DATA.] Subdivision 1. [GENERAL.] Unless the data is summary data or is otherwise classified by statute or federal law, all data collected and maintained by the department of jobs and traininglabor and industry that pertain to individuals applying for or receiving rehabilitation services is private data on individuals. Subd. 2. [HARMFUL DATA.] Medical, psychological, or other rehabilitation data that the commissioner of jobs and traininglabor and industry determines may be harmful to the individual shall not be released directly to the individual but must be provided through the individual's legal representative, a physician, or a licensed psychologist. Subd. 3. [DATA ON BLIND VENDORS.] The commissioner of jobs and traininglabor and industry may release the name, business address, and business telephone number of an individual licensed under section 248.07, subdivision 8. The state committee of blind vendors organized in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, section 395.14, has access to private data in the department of jobs and training on an individual licensed under section 248.07, subdivision 8, to the extent necessary to complete its duties. Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 176.1041, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.] The division ofvocational rehabilitation unit shall establish a program authorizing qualified rehabilitation consultants and approved vendors to refer an employee to the divisionunit for the sole purpose of federal targeted jobs tax credit eligibility determination. The divisionunit shall set forth the specific requirements, procedures and eligibility criteria for purposes of this section. The divisionunit shall not be required to certify an injured employee who does not meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 176.361, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [WRITTEN APPLICATION.] A person desiring to intervene in a workers' compensation case as a party, including but not limited to a health care provider who has rendered services to an employee or an insurer who has paid benefits under section 176.191, shall submit a timely written application to intervene to the commissioner, the office, or to the court of appeals, whichever is applicable. (a) The application must be served on all parties either personally, by first class mail, or registered mail, return receipt requested. An application to intervene must be served and filed within 30 days after a person has received notice that a claim has been filed or a request for mediation made. An untimely application is subject to denial under subdivision 7. (b) In any other situation, timeliness will be determined by the commissioner, compensation judge, or awarding authority in each case based on circumstances at the time of filing. The application must show how the applicant's legal rights, duties, or privileges may be determined or affected by the case; state the grounds and purposes for which intervention is sought; and indicate the statutory right to intervene. The application must be accompanied by the following, if applicable, except that if the action is pending in the mediation or rehabilitation and medical services section, clause (6) is not required and the information listed in clauses (1) to (5) may be brought to the conference rather than attached to the application: (1) an itemization of disability payments showing the period during which the payments were or are being made; the weekly or monthly rate of the payments; and the amount of reimbursement claimed; (2) a summary of the medical or treatment payments, or rehabilitation services provided by the division ofvocational rehabilitation unit, broken down by creditor, showing the total bill submitted, the period of treatment or rehabilitation covered by that bill, the amount of payment on that bill, and to whom the payment was made; (3) copies of all medical or treatment bills on which some payment was made; (4) copies of the work sheets or other information stating how the payments on medical or treatment bills were calculated; (5) a copy of the relevant policy or contract provisions upon which the claim for reimbursement is based; (6) a proposed order allowing intervention with sufficient copies to serve on all parties; (7) the name and telephone number of the person representing the intervenor who has authority to reach a settlement of the issues in dispute; (8) proof of service or copy of the registered mail receipt; (9) at the option of the intervenor, a proposed stipulation which states that all of the payments for which reimbursement is claimed are related to the injury or condition in dispute in the case and that, if the petitioner is successful in proving the compensability of the claim, it is agreed that the sum be reimbursed to the intervenor; and (10) if represented by an attorney, the name, address, telephone number, and Minnesota Supreme Court license number of the attorney. Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 268A.09, subdivision 7, is amended to read: Subd. 7. [GRANTS.] The commissioner may use money allocated to the division ofvocational rehabilitation unit for management information systems to provide grants to rehabilitation facilities to finance and purchase equipment necessary to: (1) provide the information required to comply with the evaluation criteria developed under subdivision 5; (2) increase sheltered worker productivity; and (3) train severely disabled people in computer and other high-technology applications. As a condition of receiving a grant for the purposes of (2) or (3), the commissioner shall require rehabilitation facilities to provide matching money. Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 16B.122, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [PURCHASES; PRINTING.] (a) Whenever practicable, a public entity shall: (1) purchase uncoated office paper and printing paper; (2) purchase recycled content paper with at least ten percent postconsumer material by weight; (3) purchase paper which has not been dyed with colors, excluding pastel colors; (4) purchase recycled content paper that is manufactured using little or no chlorine bleach or chlorine derivatives; (5) use no more than two colored inks, standard or processed, except in formats where they are necessary to convey meaning; (6) use reusable binding materials or staples and bind documents by methods that do not use glue; (7) use soy-based inks; and (8) produce reports, publications, and periodicals that are readily recyclable within the state resourcesresource recovery program. (b) Paragraph (a), clause (1), does not apply to coated paper that is made with at least 50 percent fiber that has been recycled after use by a consumer. (c) A public entity shall print documents on both sides of the paper where commonly accepted publishing practices allow. Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 60D.20, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [TRANSACTIONS WITHIN A HOLDING COMPANY SYSTEM.] (a) Transactions within a holding company system to which an insurer subject to registration is a party isare subject to the following standards: (1) the terms shall be fair and reasonable; (2) charges or fees for services performed shall be reasonable; (3) expenses incurred and payment received shall be allocated to the insurer in conformity with customary insurance accounting practices consistently applied; (4) the books, accounts, and records of each party to all such transactions shall be so maintained as to clearly and accurately disclose the nature and details of the transactions including this accounting information as is necessary to support the reasonableness of the charges or fees to the respective parties; and (5) the insurer's surplus as regards policyholders following any dividends or distributions to shareholder affiliates shall be reasonable in relation to the insurer's outstanding liabilities and adequate to its financial needs. (b) The following transactions involving a domestic insurer and any person in its holding company system may not be entered into unless the insurer has notified the commissioner in writing of its intention to enter into the transaction at least 30 days prior thereto, or a shorter period the commissioner permits, and the commissioner has not disapproved it within this period. (1) sales, purchases, exchanges, loans or extensions of credit, guarantees, or investments provided the transactions are equal to or exceed: (i) with respect to nonlife insurers, the lesser of three percent of the insurer's admitted assets, or 25 percent of surplus as regards policyholders; (ii) with respect to life insurers, three percent of the insurer's admitted assets; each as of the 31st day of December next preceding; (2) loans or extensions of credit to any person who is not an affiliate, where the insurer makes the loans or extensions of credit with the agreement or understanding that the proceeds of the transactions, in whole or in substantial part, are to be used to make loans or extensions of credit to, to purchase assets of, or to make investments in, any affiliate of the insurer making such loans or extensions of credit provided the transactions are equal to or exceed: (i) with respect to nonlife insurers, the lesser of three percent of the insurer's admitted assets or 25 percent of surplus as regards policyholders; (ii) with respect to life insurers, three percent of the insurer's admitted assets; each as of the 31st day of December next preceding; (3) reinsurance agreements or modifications to those agreements in which the reinsurance premium or a change in the insurer's liabilities equals or exceeds five percent of the insurer's surplus as regards policyholders, as of the 31st day of December next preceding, including those agreements which may require as consideration the transfer of assets from an insurer to a nonaffiliate, if an agreement or understanding exists between the insurer and nonaffiliate that any portion of such assets will be transferred to one or more affiliates of the insurer; (4) all management agreements, service contracts and all cost-sharing arrangements; and (5) any material transactions, specified by regulation, which the commissioner determines may adversely affect the interests of the insurer's policyholders. Nothing contained in this section authorizes or permits any transactions that, in the case of an insurer not a member of the same holding company system, would be otherwise contrary to law. (c) A domestic insurer may not enter into transactions which are part of a plan or series of like transactions with persons within the holding company system if the purpose of those separate transactions is to avoid the statutory threshold amount and thus avoid the review that would occur otherwise. If the commissioner determines that the separate transactions were entered into over any 12-month period for the purpose, the commissioner may exercise the authority under section 60D.25. (d) The commissioner, in reviewing transactions pursuant to paragraph (b), shall consider whether the transactions comply with the standards set forth in paragraph (a), and whether they may adversely affect the interests of policyholders. (e) The commissioner shall be notified within 30 days of any investment of the domestic insurer in any one corporation if the total investment in the corporation by the insurance holding company system exceeds ten percent of the corporation's voting securities. Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 60G.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the commissioner of commerce, except that "commissioner" means the commissioner of health for administrative supervision of health maintenance organizations. Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 82B.20, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [CONDUCT PROHIBITED.] No person may: (1) obtain or try to obtain a license under this chapter by knowingly making a false statement, submitting false information, refusing to provide complete information in response to a question in an application for license, or through any form of fraud or misrepresentation; (2) fail to meet the minimum qualifications established by this chapter; (3) be convicted, including a conviction based upon a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, of a crime that is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, and duties of a person developing real estate appraisals and communicating real estate appraisals to others; (4) engage in an act or omission involving dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation with the intent to substantially benefit the license holder or another person or with the intent to substantially injure another person; (5) engage in a violation of any of the standards for the development or communication of real estate appraisals as provided in this chapter; (6) fail or refuse without good cause to exercise reasonable diligence in developing an appraisal, preparing an appraisal report, or communicating an appraisal; (7) engage in negligence or incompetence in developing an appraisal, in preparing an appraisal report, or in communicating an appraisal; (8) willfully disregard or violate any of the provisions of this chapter or the rules of the commissioner for the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this chapter; (9) accept an appraisal assignment when the employment itself is contingent upon the appraiser reporting a predetermined estimate, analysis, or opinion, or where the fee to be paid is contingent upon the opinion, conclusion, or valuation reached, or upon the consequences resulting from the appraisal assignment; (10) violate the confidential nature of governmental records to which the person gained access through employment or engagement as an appraiser by a governmental agency; (11) offer, pay, or give, and no person shall accept, any compensation or other thing of value from a real estate appraiser by way of commission-splitting, rebate, finder's fee, or otherwise in connection with a real estate appraisal. This prohibition does not apply to transactions among persons licensed under this chapter if the transactions involve appraisals for which the license is required; (12) engage or authorize a person, except a person licensed under this chapter, to act as a real estate appraiser on the appraiser's behalf; (13) violate standards of professional practice as defined by section 82B.02, subdivision 11; (14) make an oral appraisal report without also making a written report within a reasonable time after the oral report is made; (15) represent a market analysis to be an appraisal report; (16) give an appraisal in any circumstances where the appraiser has a conflict of interest, as determined under rules adopted by the commissioner; or (17) engage in other acts the commissioner by rule prohibits. Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 86B.115, is amended to read: 86B.115 [USE OF DOCKS AND STRUCTURES FOR ADVERTISING PROHIBITED.] A person may not use a fixed or anchored structure on the waters of this state or, not a part of a pier or dock extending from shore, for advertising purposes. Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 86B.601, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [FLAG REQUIRED.] (a) A person who swims in waters of the state, except designated swimming areas under section 86B.311, subdivision 4, while wearing or carrying a breathing apparatus allowing the swimmer to breathe while under water, except a snorkel that is not attached to an artificial container of compressed air, must display a diver's flag above the surface of the water. (b) A person who places a diver's flag must remain within 50 feet of the flag, measured on the surface of the water. (c) A person shall not place a diver's flag where it will obstruct navigation. (d) A diver's flag shall measure at least 15 inches horizontally and 12 inches vertically, and both sides shall have a red-colored background bisected diagonally by a three-inch wide white stripe having its upper end adjacent to the flagstaff. (e) A diver's flag shall be displayed in a vertical plane extended from a rigid flagstaff equipped to maintain the upper edge of the flag at least 30 inches above the water surface. (f) A diver's flag may be reflectorized or fluorescent provided the entire surface is uniformly reflectorized or fluorescent. (g) A diver's flag may be anchored or secured to the bottom when a safety hazard would result from towing the flag. (h) If at the discretion of the diver it would be safer and more visible, the flag may be displayed on a watercraft. If the flag is displayed on the watercraft, the craft must be at anchor or, if not at anchor, attended by a diver or a person appointed by the diver to tend the craft. Only watercraft displaying an official diver's flag are authorized in the diving area. Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 88.45, is amended to read: 88.45 [MUNICIPALITIES TO COOPERATE.] Counties doing anything under this sectionsections 88.28 to 88.46 shall act by and through county boards; towns, by and through town boards; and cities, by and through their councils or other governing bodies. It shall be the duty of all such municipalities and their officials and employees to cooperate, as far as possible, with the director and other employees in the forestry service. In all cases where forest fires are actually burning the orders and directions of the director and district rangers shall be binding upon, and must be obeyed by, all officials and employees of any municipality until the fires shall have been extinguished. Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 103I.112, is amended to read: 103I.112 [FEE EXEMPTIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.] (a) The commissioner of health may not charge fees required under this chapter to a state agency or a local unit of government or to a subcontractor performing work for the state agency or local unit of government. (b) "Local unit of government" means a statutory or home rule charter city, town, county, or soil and water conservation district, watershed district, an organization formed for the joint exercise of powers under section 471.59, a local healthboard of health or community health board, or other special purpose district or authority with local jurisdiction in water and related land resources management. Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 115A.63, subdivision 3, is amended to read: Subd. 3. [RESTRICTIONS.] No waste district shall be established within the boundaries of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District established by Laws 1971, chapter 478, as amendedunder chapter 458D. No waste district shall be established wholly within one county. The office shall not establish a waste district within or extending into the metropolitan area, nor define or alter the powers or boundaries of a district, without the approval of the metropolitan council. The council shall not approve a district unless the articles of incorporation of the district require that the district will have the same procedural and substantive responsibilities, duties, and relationship to the metropolitan agencies as a metropolitan county. The office shall not establish a district unless the petitioners demonstrate that they are unable to fulfill the purposes of a district through joint action under section 471.59. The office shall require the completion of a comprehensive solid waste management plan conforming to the requirements of section 115A.46, by petitioners seeking to establish a district. Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 115A.82, is amended to read: 115A.82 [ELIGIBILITY.] Facilities may be designated under sections 115A.80 to 115A.89 by (1) a solid waste management district established pursuant to sections 115A.62 to 115A.72 and possessing designation authority in its articles of incorporation; or (2) a county, but only for waste generated outside of the boundaries of a district qualifying under clause (1) or the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District established by Laws 1971, chapter 478, as amendedunder chapter 458D. Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 116J.693, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [BOARD OF DIRECTORS.] Advantage Minnesota, Inc. shall be governed by a board of directors consisting of members of organizations that have been certified by the commissioner under section 2, clause 1, including Minnesota business and industry and labor organizations; the governor or a designee; the commissioner; and serving as nonvoting members representing the legislature, the majority and minority leaders of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives and the minority leader or their designees. Meetings of the board are subject to section 471.705. Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116J.70, subdivision 2a, is amended to read: Subd. 2a. [LICENSE; EXCEPTIONS.] "Business license" or "license" does not include the following: (1) any occupational license or registration issued by a licensing board listed in section 214.01 or any occupational registration issued by the commissioner of health pursuant to section 214.13; (2) any license issued by a county, home rule charter city, statutory city, township, or other political subdivision; (3) any license required to practice the following occupation regulated by the following sections: (a) abstracters regulated pursuant to chapter 386; (b) accountants regulated pursuant to chapter 326; (c) adjusters regulated pursuant to chapter 72B; (d) architects regulated pursuant to chapter 326; (e) assessors regulated pursuant to chapter 270; (f) attorneys regulated pursuant to chapter 481; (g) auctioneers regulated pursuant to chapter 330; (h) barbers regulated pursuant to chapter 154; (i) beauticians regulated pursuant to chapter 155A; (j) boiler operators regulated pursuant to chapter 183; (k) chiropractors regulated pursuant to chapter 148; (l) collection agencies regulated pursuant to chapter 332; (m) cosmetologists regulated pursuant to chapter 155A; (n) dentists, registered dental assistants, and dental hygienists regulated pursuant to chapter 150A; (o) detectives regulated pursuant to chapter 326; (p) electricians regulated pursuant to chapter 326; (q) embalmers regulated pursuant to chapter 149; (r) engineers regulated pursuant to chapter 326; (s) insurance brokers and salespersons regulated pursuant to chapter 60A; (t) midwives regulated pursuant to chapter 148; (u) morticians regulated pursuant to chapter 149; (v) nursing home administrators regulated pursuant to chapter 144A; (w) optometrists regulated pursuant to chapter 148; (x) osteopathic physicians regulated pursuant to chapter 147; (y) pharmacists regulated pursuant to chapter 151; (z) physical therapists regulated pursuant to chapter 148; (aa) physicians and surgeons regulated pursuant to chapter 147; (bb) plumbers regulated pursuant to chapter 326; (cc) podiatrists regulated pursuant to chapter 153; (dd) practical nurses regulated pursuant to chapter 148; (ee) professional fundraisers regulated pursuant to chapter 309; (ff) psychologists regulated pursuant to chapter 148; (gg) real estate brokers, salespersons, and others regulated pursuant to chapters 82 and 83; (hh) registered nurses regulated pursuant to chapter 148; (ii) securities brokers, dealers, agents, and investment advisers regulated pursuant to chapter 80A; (jj) steamfitters regulated pursuant to chapter 326; (kk) teachers and supervisory and support personnel regulated pursuant to chapter 125; (ll) veterinarians regulated pursuant to chapter 156; (mm) watchmakers regulated pursuant to chapter 326; (nn)water conditioning contractors and installers regulated pursuant to chapter 326; (oo)(nn) water well contractors regulated pursuant to chapter 156A; (pp)(oo) water and waste treatment operators regulated pursuant to chapter 115; (qq)(pp) motor carriers regulated pursuant to chapter 221; (rr)(qq) professional corporations regulated pursuant to chapter 319A; (4) any driver's license required pursuant to chapter 171; (5) any aircraft license required pursuant to chapter 360; (6) any watercraft license required pursuant to chapter 86B; (7) any license, permit, registration, certification, or other approval pertaining to a regulatory or management program related to the protection, conservation, or use of or interference with the resources of land, air, or water, which is required to be obtained from a state agency or instrumentality; and (8) any pollution control rule or standard established by the pollution control agency or any health rule or standard established by the commissioner of health or any licensing rule or standard established by the commissioner of human services. Sec. 19. [REPEALER.] Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 326.01, subdivision 20, is repealed. Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 124.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [INSTRUCTIONAL TIME.] Every district shall maintain school in session or provide instruction in other districts for at least the number of days required in subdivision 1b, not including summer school, or the equivalent in a district operating a flexible school year program. A district that holds school for the required minimum number of days and is otherwise qualified is entitled to state aid as provided by law. If school is not held for the required minimum number of days, state aid shall be reduced by the ratio that the difference between the required number of days and the number of days school is held bears to the required number of days, multiplied by 60 percent of the basic revenue, as defined in section 124A.22, subdivision 2, of the district for that year. However, districts maintaining school for fewer than the required minimum number of days do not lose state aid (1) if the circumstances causing loss of school days below the required minimum number of days are beyond the control of the board, (2) if proper evidence is submitted, and (3) if a good faith attempt is made to make up time lost due to these circumstances. The loss of school days resulting from a lawful employee strike shall not be considered a circumstance beyond the control of the board. Days devoted to meetings authorized or called by the commissioner may not be included as part of the required minimum number of days of school. For grades 1 to 12, days devoted to parent-teacher conferences, teachers' workshops, or other staff development opportunities as part of the required minimum number of days must not exceed the difference between the number of days required in subdivision 1b and the number of instructional days required in subdivision 1b. For kindergarten, days devoted to parent-teacher conferences, teachers' workshops, or other staff development opportunities as part of the required minimum number of days must not exceed twice the number of days for grades 1 to 12. Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 124.479, is amended to read: 124.479 [BOND ISSUE; MAXIMUM EFFORT SCHOOL LOANS, 1991.] To provide money to be loaned to school districts as agencies and political subdivisions of the state to acquire and to better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature, in the manner provided by the maximum effort school aid law, the commissioner of finance shall issue and sell school loan bonds of the state of Minnesota in the maximum amount of $45,065,000, in addition to the bonds already authorized for this purpose. The same amount is appropriated to the maximum effort school loan fund and must be spent under the direction of the commissioner of education to make debt service loans and capital loans to school districts as provided in sections 124.36 to 124.47. The bonds must be issued and sold and provision for their payment must be made according to section 124.46. Expenses incidental to the sale, printing, execution, and delivery of the bonds, including, but without limitation, actual and necessary travel and subsistence expenses of state officers and employees for those purposes, must be paid from the maximum effort school loan fund, and the money necessary for the expenses is appropriated from that fund. No bonds may be sold or issued under this section until all bonds authorized by Laws 1990, chapter 610, article 1, sections 2 to 7, are sold and issued and the authorized project contracts have been initiated or abandoned. Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 169.983, is amended to read: 169.983 [SPEEDING VIOLATIONS; CREDIT CARD PAYMENT OF FINES.] The officer who issues a citation for a violation by a person who does not reside in Minnesota of section 169.14 or 169.141 shall give the defendant the option to plead guilty to the violation upon issuance of the citation and to pay the fine to the issuing officer with a credit card. The commissioner of public safety shall adopt rules to implement this section, including specifying the types of credit cards that may be used. Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 171.06, subdivision 3, is amended to read: Subd. 3. [CONTENTS OF APPLICATION; OTHER INFORMATION.] An application must state the full name, date of birth, sex and residence address of the applicant, a description of the applicant in such manner as the commissioner may require, and must state whether or not the applicant has theretofore been licensed as a driver; and, if so, when and by what state or country and whether any such license has ever been suspended or revoked, or whether an application has ever been refused; and, if so, the date of and reason for such suspension, revocation, or refusal, together with such facts pertaining to the applicant and the applicant's ability to operate a motor vehicle with safety as may be required by the commissioner. An application for a Class CC, Class B, or Class A driver's license also must state the applicant's social security number. The application form must contain a space where the applicant may indicate a desire to make an anatomical gift. If the applicant does not indicate a desire to make an anatomical gift when the application is made, the applicant must be offered a donor document in accordance with section 171.07, subdivision 5. The application form must contain statements sufficient to comply with the requirements of the uniform anatomical gift act (1987), sections 595.921525.921 to 525.9224, so that execution of the application or donor document will make the anatomical gift as provided in section 171.07, subdivision 5, for those indicating a desire to make an anatomical gift. The application form must contain a notification to the applicant of the availability of a living will designation on the license under section 171.07, subdivision 7. The application must be in the form prepared by the commissioner. The application form must be accompanied by a pamphlet containing relevant facts relating to: (1) the effect of alcohol on driving ability; (2) the effect of mixing alcohol with drugs; (3) the laws of Minnesota relating to operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance; and (4) the levels of alcohol-related fatalities and accidents in Minnesota and of arrests for alcohol-related violations. The application form must also be accompanied by a pamphlet describing Minnesota laws regarding anatomical gifts and the need for and benefits of anatomical gifts. Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 177.23, subdivision 7, is amended to read: Subd. 7. "Employee" means any individual employed by an employer but does not include: (1) two or fewer specified individuals employed at any given time in agriculture on a farming unit or operation who are paid a salary; (2) any individual employed in agriculture on a farming unit or operation who is paid a salary greater than the individual would be paid if the individual worked 48 hours at the state minimum wage plus 17 hours at 1-1/2 times the state minimum wage per week; (3) an individual under 18 who is employed in agriculture on a farm to perform services other than corn detasseling or hand field work when one or both of that minor hand field worker's parents or physical custodians are also hand field workers; (4) for purposes of section 177.24, an individual under 18 who is employed as a corn detasseler; (5) any staff member employed on a seasonal basis by an organization for work in an organized resident or day camp operating under a permit issued under section 144.72; (6) any individual employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity, or a salesperson who conducts no more than 20 percent of sales on the premises of the employer; (7) any individual who renders service gratuitously for a nonprofit organization; (8) any individual who serves as an elected official for a political subdivision or who serves on any governmental board, commission, committee or other similar body, or who renders service gratuitously for a political subdivision; (9) any individual employed by a political subdivision to provide police or fire protection services or employed by an entity whose principal purpose is to provide police or fire protection services to a political subdivision; (10) any individual employed by a political subdivision who is ineligible for membership in the public employees retirement association under section 353.01, subdivision 2b, clause (a)(1), (b)(2), (d)(4), or (i)(9); (11) any driver employed by an employer engaged in the business of operating taxicabs; (12) any individual engaged in babysitting as a sole practitioner; (13) for the purpose of section 177.25, any individual employed on a seasonal basis in a carnival, circus, fair, or ski facility; (14) any individual under 18 working less than 20 hours per workweek for a municipality as part of a recreational program; (15) any individual employed by the state as a natural resource manager 1, 2, or 3 (conservation officer); (16) any individual in a position for which the United States Department of Transportation has power to establish qualifications and maximum hours of service under United States Code, title 49, section 304; (17) any individual employed as a seafarer. The term "seafarer" means a master of a vessel or any person subject to the authority, direction, and control of the master who is exempt from federal overtime standards under United States Code, title 29, section 213(b)(6), including but not limited to pilots, sailors, engineers, radio operators, firefighters, security guards, pursers, surgeons, cooks, and stewards; (18) any individual employed by a county in a single-family residence owned by a county home school as authorized under section 260.094 if the residence is an extension facility of that county home school, and if the individual as part of the employment duties resides at the residence for the purpose of supervising children as defined by section 260.015, subdivision 2; or (19) nuns, monks, priests, lay brothers, lay sisters, ministers, deacons, and other members of religious orders who serve pursuant to their religious obligations in schools, hospitals, and other nonprofit institutions operated by the church or religious order. Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 179A.10, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [STATE EMPLOYEES.] Unclassified employees, unless otherwise excluded, are included within the units which include the classifications to which they are assigned for purposes of compensation. Supervisory employees shall only be assigned to units 1213 and 1617. The following are the appropriate units of executive branch state employees: (1) law enforcement unit; (2) craft, maintenance, and labor unit; (3) service unit; (4) health care nonprofessional unit; (5) health care professional unit; (6) clerical and office unit; (7) technical unit; (8) correctional guards unit; (9) state university instructional unit; (10) community college instructional unit; (11) technical college instructional unit; (12) state university administrative unit; (13) professional engineering unit; (14) health treatment unit; (15) general professional unit; (16) professional state residential instructional unit; and (17) supervisory employees unit. Each unit consists of the classifications or positions assigned to it in the schedule of state employee job classification and positions maintained by the commissioner. The commissioner may only make changes in the schedule in existence on the day prior to August 1, 1984, as required by law or as provided in subdivision 4. Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 183.38, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [ALL BOILERS INSPECTED.] The division of boiler inspection shall inspect all boilers and pressure vessels in use not expressly excepted from such inspection by law. Immediately upon inspection the division of boiler inspection shall issue a certificate of inspection therefor or a certificate condemning the boiler or pressure vessel and shall seal it. Forms for these licenses and certificates shall be prepared and furnished by the commissioncommissioner. The division of boiler inspection shall examine all applicants for engineer's licenses. The chief of the division of boiler inspection shall issue such license to an applicant as the examination shall show the applicant is entitled to receive. Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 256.969, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [DIAGNOSTIC CATEGORIES.] The commissioner shall use to the extent possible existing diagnostic classification systems, including the system used by the Medicare program to determine the relative values of inpatient services and case mix indices. The commissioner may combine diagnostic classifications into diagnostic categories and may establish separate categories and numbers of categories based on program eligibility or hospital peer group. Relative values shall be recalculated when the base year is changed. Relative value determinations shall include paid claims for admissions during each hospital's base year. The commissioner may extend the time period forward to obtain sufficiently valid information to establish relative values. Relative value determinations shall not include property cost data, Medicare crossover data, and data on admissions that are paid a per day transfer rate under subdivision 1314. The computation of the base year cost per admission must include identified outlier cases and their weighted costs up to the point that they become outlier cases, but must exclude costs recognized in outlier payments beyond that point. The commissioner may recategorize the diagnostic classifications and recalculate relative values and case mix indices to reflect actual hospital practices, the specific character of specialty hospitals, or to reduce variances within the diagnostic categories after notice in the State Register and a 30-day comment period. Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 256.969, subdivision 3a, is amended to read: Subd. 3a. [PAYMENTS.] Acute care hospital billings under the medical assistance program must not be submitted until the recipient is discharged. However, the commissioner shall establish monthly interim payments for inpatient hospitals that have individual patient lengths of stay over 30 days regardless of diagnostic category. To establish interim rates, the commissioner is exempt from the requirements of chapter 14. Medical assistance reimbursement for treatment of mental illness shall be reimbursed based on diagnostic classifications. The commissioner may selectively contract with hospitals for services within the diagnostic categories relating to mental illness and chemical dependency under competitive bidding when reasonable geographic access by recipients can be assured. No physician shall be denied the privilege of treating a recipient required to use a hospital under contract with the commissioner, as long as the physician meets credentialing standards of the individual hospital. Individual hospital payments established under this section and sections 256.9685, 256.9686, and 256.9695, in addition to third party and recipient liability, for discharges occurring during the rate year shall not exceed, in aggregate, the charges for the medical assistance covered inpatient services paid for the same period of time to the hospital. This payment limitation shall be calculated separately for medical assistance and general assistance medical care services. The limitation on general assistance medical care shall be effective for admissions occurring on or after July 1, 1991. Services that have rates established under subdivision 6a, paragraph (a), clause (5) or (6)11 or 12, must be limited separately from other services. After consulting with the affected hospitals, the commissioner may consider related hospitals one entity and may merge the payment rates while maintaining separate provider numbers. The operating and property base rates per admission or per day shall be derived from the best Medicare and claims data available when rates are established. The commissioner shall determine the best Medicare and claims data, taking into consideration variables of recency of the data, audit disposition, settlement status, and the ability to set rates in a timely manner. The commissioner shall notify hospitals of payment rates by December 1 of the year preceding the rate year. The rate setting data must reflect the admissions data used to establish relative values. Base year changes from 1981 to the base year established for the rate year beginning January 1, 1991, and for subsequent rate years, shall not be limited to the limits ending June 30, 1987, on the maximum rate of increase under subdivision 1. The commissioner may adjust base year cost, relative value, and case mix index data to exclude the costs of services that have been discontinued by the October 1 of the year preceding the rate year or that are paid separately from inpatient services. Inpatient stays that encompass portions of two or more rate years shall have payments established based on payment rates in effect at the time of admission unless the date of admission preceded the rate year in effect by six months or more. In this case, operating payment rates for services rendered during the rate year in effect and established based on the date of admission shall be adjusted to the rate year in effect by the hospital cost index. Sec. 29. [REENACTMENT.] Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 256B.431, subdivision 3f, is reenacted. Sec. 30. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 256B.74, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [PHYSICIAN REIMBURSEMENT.] The commissioner shall make payments for physician services rendered on or after July 1, 1992, as follows: (a) Payments for level one Health Care Finance Administration's common procedural coding system (HCPCS) codes titled "office and other outpatient medical services," "preventive medicine new and established patient," "delivery, antepartum and postpartum care," caesarean delivery, and pharmacologic management provided to psychiatric patients and HCPCS level three codes for enhanced services for prenatal high risk shall be calculated at the lower of (1) submitted charges, or (2) the median charges in 1989 minus 20 percent. If the median minus 20 percent results in a decrease to rates in effect June 30, 1991, for obstetrical and prenatal services, the rate on those codes in effect on June 30, 1991, shall be increased by an additional five percent. (b) Payments for level one HCPCS codes titled "critical care" initial or subsequent visits only shall be calculated at the lower of (1) submitted charges, or (2) the median charges in 1989 minus 30 percent. (c) Payments for all other services shall be calculated at the lower of (1) submitted charges, or (2) the median charges in 1989 minus 40 percent. (d) In addition to the payment rates in paragraphs (a) to (c), rates for obstetrical services shall be adjusted by the ten percent increase in Laws 19891988, chapter 689, article 1, section 2, subdivision 5, and rates for obstetrical and pediatric services shall be adjusted by the 15 percent increase in Laws 1990, chapter 568, article 1, section 2, subdivision 7. Sec. 31. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 256H.03, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [FORMULA LIMITATION.] The amounts computed under subdivision 4 shall be subject to the following limitation. No county shall be allocated an amount less than its guaranteed floor as provided in subdivision 6. If the amount allocated to a county under subdivision 4 would be less thatthan its guaranteed floor, the shortage shall be recovered proportionally from all counties which would be allocated more than their guaranteed floor. Sec. 32. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 272.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. (a) When any real or personal property which is exempt from ad valorem taxes, and taxes in lieu thereof, is leased, loaned, or otherwise made available and used by a private individual, association, or corporation in connection with a business conducted for profit, there shall be imposed a tax, for the privilege of so using or possessing such real or personal property, in the same amount and to the same extent as though the lessee or user was the owner of such property. (b) The tax imposed by this subdivision shall not apply to: (1) property leased or used as a concession in or relative to the use in whole or part of a public park, market, fairgrounds, port authority, economic development authority established under chapter 458C469, municipal auditorium, municipal parking facility, municipal museum, or municipal stadium; (2) property of an airport owned by a city, town, county, or group thereof which is: (i) leased to or used by any person or entity including a fixed base operator; and (ii) used as a hangar for the storage or repair of aircraft or to provide aviation goods, services, or facilities to the airport or general public; the exception from taxation provided in this clause does not apply to: (i) property located at an airport owned or operated by the metropolitan airports commission or by a city of over 50,000 population according to the most recent federal census or such a city's airport authority; (ii) hangars leased by a private individual, association, or corporation in connection with a business conducted for profit other than an aviation-related business; or (iii) facilities leased by a private individual, association, or corporation in connection with a business for profit, that consists of a major jet engine repair facility financed, in whole or part, with the proceeds of state bonds and located in a tax increment financing district; (3) property constituting or used as a public pedestrian ramp or concourse in connection with a public airport; or (4) property constituting or used as a passenger check-in area or ticket sale counter, boarding area, or luggage claim area in connection with a public airport but not the airports owned or operated by the metropolitan airports commission or cities of over 50,000 population or an airport authority therein. Real estate owned by a municipality in connection with the operation of a public airport and leased or used for agricultural purposes is not exempt. (c) Taxes imposed by this subdivision are payable as in the case of personal property taxes and shall be assessed to the lessees or users of real or personal property in the same manner as taxes assessed to owners of real or personal property, except that such taxes shall not become a lien against the property. When due, the taxes shall constitute a debt due from the lessee or user to the state, township, city, county, and school district for which the taxes were assessed and shall be collected in the same manner as personal property taxes. If property subject to the tax imposed by this subdivision is leased or used jointly by two or more persons, each lessee or user shall be jointly and severally liable for payment of the tax. (d) The tax on real property of the state or any of its political subdivisions that is leased by a private individual, association, or corporation and becomes taxable under this subdivision or other provision of law must be assessed and collected as a personal property assessment. The taxes do not become a lien against the real property. Sec. 33. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 272.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. All property described in this section to the extent herein limited shall be exempt from taxation: (1) all public burying grounds; (2) all public schoolhouses; (3) all public hospitals; (4) all academies, colleges, and universities, and all seminaries of learning; (5) all churches, church property, and houses of worship; (6) institutions of purely public charity except parcels of property containing structures and the structures described in section 273.13, subdivision 25, paragraph (c), clauses (1), (2), and (3), or paragraph (d); (7) all public property exclusively used for any public purpose; (8) except for the taxable personal property enumerated below, all personal property and the property described in section 272.03, subdivision 1, paragraphs (c) and (d), shall be exempt. The following personal property shall be taxable: (a) personal property which is part of an electric generating, transmission, or distribution system or a pipeline system transporting or distributing water, gas, crude oil, or petroleum products or mains and pipes used in the distribution of steam or hot or chilled water for heating or cooling buildings and structures; (b) railroad docks and wharves which are part of the operating property of a railroad company as defined in section 270.80; (c) personal property defined in section 272.03, subdivision 2, clause (3); (d) leasehold or other personal property interests which are taxed pursuant to section 272.01, subdivision 2; 273.124, subdivision 7; or 273.19, subdivision 1; or any other law providing the property is taxable as if the lessee or user were the fee owner; (e) manufactured homes and sectional structures; and (f) flight property as defined in section 270.071. (9) Personal property used primarily for the abatement and control of air, water, or land pollution to the extent that it is so used, and real property which is used primarily for abatement and control of air, water, or land pollution as part of an agricultural operation, as a part of a centralized treatment and recovery facility operating under a permit issued by the Minnesota pollution control agency pursuant to chapters 115 and 116 and Minnesota Rules, parts 7001.0500 to 7001.0730, and 7045.0020 to 7045.1260, as a wastewater treatment facility and for the treatment, recovery, and stabilization of metals, oils, chemicals, water, sludges, or inorganic materials from hazardous industrial wastes, or as part of an electric generation system. For purposes of this clause, personal property includes ponderous machinery and equipment used in a business or production activity that at common law is considered real property. Any taxpayer requesting exemption of all or a portion of any real property or any equipment or device, or part thereof, operated primarily for the control or abatement of air or water pollution shall file an application with the commissioner of revenue. The equipment or device shall meet standards, rules, or criteria prescribed by the Minnesota pollution control agency, and must be installed or operated in accordance with a permit or order issued by that agency. The Minnesota pollution control agency shall upon request of the commissioner furnish information or advice to the commissioner. On determining that property qualifies for exemption, the commissioner shall issue an order exempting the property from taxation. The equipment or device shall continue to be exempt from taxation as long as the permit issued by the Minnesota pollution control agency remains in effect. (10) Wetlands. For purposes of this subdivision, "wetlands" means: (i) land described in section 103G.005, subdivision 18; (ii) land which is mostly under water, produces little if any income, and has no use except for wildlife or water conservation purposes, provided it is preserved in its natural condition and drainage of it would be legal, feasible, and economically practical for the production of livestock, dairy animals, poultry, fruit, vegetables, forage and grains, except wild rice; or (iii) land in a wetland preservation area under sections 103F.612 to 103F.616. "Wetlands" under items (i) and (ii) include adjacent land which is not suitable for agricultural purposes due to the presence of the wetlands, but do not include woody swamps containing shrubs or trees, wet meadows, meandered water, streams, rivers, and floodplains or river bottoms. Exemption of wetlands from taxation pursuant to this section shall not grant the public any additional or greater right of access to the wetlands or diminish any right of ownership to the wetlands. (11) Native prairie. The commissioner of the department of natural resources shall determine lands in the state which are native prairie and shall notify the county assessor of each county in which the lands are located. Pasture land used for livestock grazing purposes shall not be considered native prairie for the purposes of this clause. Upon receipt of an application for the exemption provided in this clause for lands for which the assessor has no determination from the commissioner of natural resources, the assessor shall refer the application to the commissioner of natural resources who shall determine within 30 days whether the land is native prairie and notify the county assessor of the decision. Exemption of native prairie pursuant to this clause shall not grant the public any additional or greater right of access to the native prairie or diminish any right of ownership to it. (12) Property used in a continuous program to provide emergency shelter for victims of domestic abuse, provided the organization that owns and sponsors the shelter is exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through December 31, 1986, notwithstanding the fact that the sponsoring organization receives funding under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended. (13) If approved by the governing body of the municipality in which the property is located, property not exceeding one acre which is owned and operated by any senior citizen group or association of groups that in general limits membership to persons age 55 or older and is organized and operated exclusively for pleasure, recreation, and other nonprofit purposes, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholders; provided the property is used primarily as a clubhouse, meeting facility, or recreational facility by the group or association and the property is not used for residential purposes on either a temporary or permanent basis. (14) To the extent provided by section 295.44, real and personal property used or to be used primarily for the production of hydroelectric or hydromechanical power on a site owned by the state or a local governmental unit which is developed and operated pursuant to the provisions of section 103G.535. (15) If approved by the governing body of the municipality in which the property is located, and if construction is commenced after June 30, 1983: (a) a "direct satellite broadcasting facility" operated by a corporation licensed by the federal communications commission to provide direct satellite broadcasting services using direct broadcast satellites operating in the 12-ghz. band; and (b) a "fixed satellite regional or national program service facility" operated by a corporation licensed by the federal communications commission to provide fixed satellite-transmitted regularly scheduled broadcasting services using satellites operating in the 6-ghz. band. An exemption provided by clause (15) shall apply for a period not to exceed five years. When the facility no longer qualifies for exemption, it shall be placed on the assessment rolls as provided in subdivision 4. Before approving a tax exemption pursuant to this paragraph, the governing body of the municipality shall provide an opportunity to the members of the county board of commissioners of the county in which the facility is proposed to be located and the members of the school board of the school district in which the facility is proposed to be located to meet with the governing body. The governing body shall present to the members of those boards its estimate of the fiscal impact of the proposed property tax exemption. The tax exemption shall not be approved by the governing body until the county board of commissioners has presented its written comment on the proposal to the governing body or 30 days hashave passed from the date of the transmittal by the governing body to the board of the information on the fiscal impact, whichever occurs first. (16) Real and personal property owned and operated by a private, nonprofit corporation exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to United States Code, title 26, section 501(c)(3), primarily used in the generation and distribution of hot water for heating buildings and structures. (17) Notwithstanding section 273.19, state lands that are leased from the department of natural resources under section 92.46. (18) Electric power distribution lines and their attachments and appurtenances, that are used primarily for supplying electricity to farmers at retail. (19) Transitional housing facilities. "Transitional housing facility" means a facility that meets the following requirements. (i) It provides temporary housing to parents and children who are receiving AFDC or parents of children who are temporarily in foster care. (ii) It has the purpose of reuniting families and enabling parents to obtain self-sufficiency, advance their education, get job training, or become employed in jobs that provide a living wage. (iii) It provides support services such as child care, work readiness training, and career development counseling; and a self-sufficiency program with periodic monitoring of each resident's progress in completing the program's goals. (iv) It provides services to a resident of the facility for at least six months but no longer than three years, except residents enrolled in an educational or vocational institution or job training program. These residents may receive services during the time they are enrolled but in no event longer than four years. (v) It is sponsored by an organization that has received a grant under either section 256.7365 for the biennium ending June 30, 1989, or section 462A.07, subdivision 15, for the biennium ending June 30, 1991, for the purposes of providing the services in items (i) to (iv). (vi) It is sponsored by an organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through December 31, 1987. This exemption applies notwithstanding the fact that the sponsoring organization receives financing by a direct federal loan or federally insured loan or a loan made by the Minnesota housing finance agency under the provisions of either Title II of the National Housing Act or the Minnesota housing finance agency law of 1971 or rules promulgated by the agency pursuant to it, and notwithstanding the fact that the sponsoring organization receives funding under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended. (20) Real and personal property, including leasehold or other personal property interests, owned and operated by a corporation if more than 50 percent of the total voting power of the stock of the corporation is owned collectively by: (i) the board of regents of the University of Minnesota, (ii) the University of Minnesota Foundation, an organization exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through December 31, 1990, and (iii) a corporation organized under chapter 317A, which by its articles of incorporation is prohibited from providing pecuniary gain to any person or entity other than the regents of the University of Minnesota; which property is used primarily to manage or provide goods, services, or facilities utilizing or relating to large-scale advanced scientific computing resources to the regents of the University of Minnesota and others. (21) Wind energy conversion systems, as defined in section 216C.06, subdivision 12, installed after January 1, 1991, and used as an electric power source. Sec. 34. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 275.50, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary for taxes levied in 1990 payable in 1991 and subsequent years, "special levies" means those portions of ad valorem taxes levied by governmental subdivisions to: (a) for taxes levied in 1990, payable in 1991 and subsequent years, pay the costs not reimbursed by the state or federal government, of payments made to or on behalf of recipients of aid under any public assistance program authorized by law, and the costs of purchase or delivery of social services. The aggregate amounts levied under this clause for the costs of purchase or delivery of social services and income maintenance programs, other than those identified in section 273.1398, subdivision 1, paragraph (k), are subject to a maximum increase over the amount levied for the previous year of 12 percent for counties within the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, or counties outside the metropolitan area but containing a city of the first class, and 15 percent for other counties. For purposes of this clause, "income maintenance programs" include income maintenance programs in section 273.1398, subdivision 1, paragraph (k), to the extent the county provides benefits under those programs over the statutory mandated standards. Effective with taxes levied in 1990, the portion of this special levy for human service programs identified in section 273.1398, subdivision 1, paragraph (k), is eliminated. For taxes levied in 1991, the amount levied under this clause may be increased by an amount equal to county costs that are not reimbursed by the state for emergency assistance under section 256.871, emergency general assistance under section 256D.06, subdivision 2, and Minnesota supplemental aid and general assistance negotiated rate payments under section 256I.04; (b) pay the costs of principal and interest on bonded indebtedness except on bonded indebtedness issued under section 471.981, subdivisions 4 to 4c, or to reimburse for the amount of liquor store revenues used to pay the principal and interest due in the year preceding the year for which the levy limit is calculated on municipal liquor store bonds; (c) pay the costs of principal and interest on certificates of indebtedness, except tax anticipation or aid anticipation certificates of indebtedness, issued for any corporate purpose except current expenses or funding an insufficiency in receipts from taxes or other sources or funding extraordinary expenditures resulting from a public emergency; and to pay the cost for certificates of indebtedness issued under sections 298.28 and 298.282; (d) fund the payments made to the Minnesota state armory building commission under section 193.145, subdivision 2, to retire the principal and interest on armory construction bonds; (e) provide for the bonded indebtedness portion of payments made to another political subdivision of the state of Minnesota; (f) pay the amounts required, in accordance with section 275.075, to correct for a county auditor's error of omission but only to the extent that when added to the preceding year's levy it is not in excess of an applicable statutory, special law or charter limitation, or the limitation imposed on the governmental subdivision by sections 275.50 to 275.56 in the preceding levy year; (g) pay amounts required to correct for an error of omission in the levy certified to the appropriate county auditor or auditors by the governing body of a city or town with statutory city powers in a levy year, but only to the extent that when added to the preceding year's levy it is not in excess of an applicable statutory, special law or charter limitation, or the limitation imposed on the governmental subdivision by sections 275.50 to 275.56 in the preceding levy year; (h) compensate the state for the cost of a reassessment ordered by the commissioner of revenue under section 270.16; (i) pay the debt service on tax increment financing revenue bonds to the extent that revenue to pay the bonds or to maintain reserves for the bonds is insufficient as a result of the provisions of Laws 1988, chapter 719, article 5, provided that an appeal for the levy under this clause was approved by the commissioner of revenue under section 275.51, subdivision 3j; (j) pay the cost of hospital care under section 261.21; (k) pay the unreimbursed costs incurred in the previous year to satisfy judgments rendered against the governmental subdivision by a court of competent jurisdiction in any tort action, or to pay the costs of settlements out of court against the governmental subdivision in a tort action when substantiated by a stipulation for the dismissal of the action filed with the court of competent jurisdiction and signed by both the plaintiff and the legal representative of the governmental subdivision, provided that an appeal for the unreimbursed costs under this clause was approved by the commissioner of revenue under section 275.51, subdivision 3j; (l) pay the expenses reasonably and necessarily incurred in preparing for or repairing the effects of natural disaster including the occurrence or threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from natural causes such as earthquake, fire, flood, wind storm, wave action, oil spill, water contamination, air contamination, or drought in accordance with standards formulated by the emergency services division of the state department of public safety, provided that an appeal for the expenses incurred under this clause werewas approved by the commissioner of revenue under section 275.51, subdivision 3j; (m) pay a portion of the losses in tax receipts to a city due to tax abatements or court actions in the year preceding the current levy year, provided that an appeal for the tax losses was approved by the commissioner of revenue under section 275.51, subdivision 3j. This special levy is limited to the amount of the losses times the ratio of the nonspecial levies to total levies for taxes payable in the year the abatements were granted. County governments are not authorized to claim this special levy; (n) pay the operating cost of regional library services authorized under section 134.34, subject to a maximum increase over the previous year of 103 percent. This limit may be redistributed according to the provisions of section 134.342. In no event shall the special levy be less than the minimum levy required under sections 134.33 and 134.34, subdivisions 1 and 2; (o) pay the amount of the county building fund levy permitted under section 373.40, subdivision 6; (p) pay the county's share of the costs levied in 1989, 1990, and 1991 for the Minnesota cooperative soil survey under Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 40.07, subdivision 15, provided that the amount levied in 1991 under this clause does not exceed the amount levied under this clause in 1990; (q) for taxes levied in 1989, payable in 1990 only, pay the costs not reimbursed by the state or federal government: (i) for the costs of purchase or delivery of social services. The aggregate amounts levied under this item are subject to a maximum increase over the amount levied in the previous year of 12 percent for counties within the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, or counties outside the metropolitan area but containing a city of the first class, and 15 percent for other counties. (ii) for payments made to or on behalf of recipients of aid under any public assistance program authorized by law. The aggregate amounts levied under this item are subject to a maximum increase over the amount levied in the previous year of 12 percent and must be used only for the public assistance programs. (iii) if the amount levied under clause (ii) in 1989 for public assistance programs is less than the actual expenditures needed for these programs for 1990, the difference between the actual expenditures and the amount levied may be levied in 1990 as a special levy. If the amount levied under clause (ii) in 1989 for public assistance programs is greater than the actual expenditures needed for these programs for 1990, the difference between the amount levied and the actual expenditures shall be deducted from the 1990 levy limit, payable in 1991; (r) pay the unreimbursed costs of per diem jail or correctional facilities services paid by the county in the previous 12-month period ending on July 1 of the current year provided that the county is operating under a department of corrections directive that limits the capacity of a county jail as authorized in section 641.01 or 641.262, or a correctional facility as defined in section 241.021, subdivision 1, paragraph (5); (s) for taxes levied in 1990 and 1991, payable in 1991 and 1992 only, pay the operating or maintenance costs of a county jail as authorized in section 641.01 or 641.262, or of a correctional facility as defined in section 241.021, subdivision 1, paragraph (5), to the extent that the county can demonstrate to the commissioner of revenue that the amount has been included in the county budget as a direct result of a rule, minimum requirement, minimum standard, or directive of the department of corrections. If the county utilizes this special levy, any amount levied by the county in the previous levy year for the purposes specified under this clause and included in the county's previous year's levy limitation computed under section 275.51, shall be deducted from the levy limit base under section 275.51, subdivision 3f, when determining the county's current year levy limitation. The county shall provide the necessary information to the commissioner of revenue for making this determination; (t) for taxes levied in 1991 payable in 1992 only, pay an amount equal to the unreimbursed county costs paid in 1991 for the purpose of grasshopper control; (u) for a county, provide an amount needed to fund comprehensive local water implementation activities under sections 103B.3361 to 103B.3369 as provided in this clause. A county may levy an amount not to exceed the water implementation local tax rate times the adjusted net tax capacity of the county for the preceding year. The water implementation local tax rate shall be set by August 1 each year by the commissioner of revenue for taxes payable in the following year. As used in this paragraph, the "adjusted net tax capacity of the county" means the net tax capacity of the county as equalized by the commissioner of revenue based upon the results of an assessment/sales ratio study. That rate shall be the rate, rounded up to the nearest one-thousandth of a percent, that, when applied to the adjusted net tax capacity for all counties, raises the amount specified in this clause. The water implementation local tax rate for taxes levied in 1991 shall be the rate that raises $1,500,000. A county must levy a tax at the rate established under this clause to qualify for a grant from the board of water and soil resources under section 103B.3369, subdivision 5; (v) pay the unreimbursed county costs for court-ordered family-based services and court-ordered out-of-home placement for children to the extent that the county can demonstrate to the commissioner of revenue that the estimated amount included in the county's budget for the following levy year is for the purposes specified under this clause. For purposes of this special levy, costs for "family-based services" and "out-of-home placement" means costs resulting from court-ordered targeted family services designed to avoid out-of-home placement and from court-ordered out-of-home placement under the provisions of sections 260.172 and 260.191, which are unreimbursed by the state or federal government, insurance proceeds, or parental or child obligations. Any amount levied under this clause must only be used by the county for the purposes specified in this clause. If the county uses this special levy and the county levied an amount in the previous levy year, for the purposes specified under this clause, under another special levy or under the levy limitation in section 275.51, the following adjustments must be made: (i) The amount levied in the previous levy year for the purposes specified under this clause under the levy limitation in section 275.51 must be deducted from the levy limit base under section 275.51, subdivision 3f, when determining the current year levy limitation. (ii) The amount levied in the previous levy year, for the purposes specified under clause (a) must be deducted from the previous year's amount used to calculate the maximum amount allowable under clause (a) in the current levy year; (w) pay the amounts allowed as special levies under subdivision 5a; (x) for taxes levied in 1991 only by a county, pay the costs reasonably expected to be incurred in 1992 related to the redistricting of election districts and establishment of election precincts under sections 204B.135 and 204B.14, the notice required by section 204B.14, subdivision 4, and the reassignment of voters in the statewide registration system, not to exceed $1 per capita, provided that the county shall distribute a portion of the amount levied under this clause equal to 25 cents times the population of the city to all cities within the county with a population of 30,000 or greater; (y) for taxes levied in 1991, payable in 1992 only, provide an amount equal to 50 percent of the estimated amount of the reduction in aids payable in 1992 under section 477A.012, subdivision 6, to a county located in the third or sixth judicial district for public defense services in juvenile and misdemeanor cases; and (z) for taxes levied in 1991, payable in 1992 only, provide an amount equal to 50 percent of the estimated amount of reduction in aids payable in 1992 under section 477A.012, subdivision 6, to a county for the cost of jury fees. Sec. 35. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 326.405, is amended to read: 326.405 [RECIPROCITY WITH OTHER STATES.] The boardcommissioner of health may license without examination, upon payment of the required fee, nonresident applicants who are licensed under the laws of a state having standards for licensing plumbers which the boardcommissioner determines are substantially equivalent to the standards of this state if the other state grants similar privileges to Minnesota residents duly licensed in this state. Sec. 36. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 326.43, is amended to read: 326.43 [BOARD MAY REVOKE LICENSES.] The boardcommissioner of health may revoke any license obtained through error or fraud, or if the licensee is shown to be incompetent, and for a willful violation of any of its rules, or of local ordinances applicable to such work, or of sections 326.37 to 326.45, or for knowingly aiding or abetting one to do plumbing work who is not properly licensed, or the employing by a master plumber of an unlicensed person to do plumbing work in places where licenses are required. The licensee shall have notice in writing, enumerating the charges, and be entitled to a hearing by the board upon at least five days' notice, with the right to produce testimony. The boardcommissioner may appoint, in writing, any competent person to take testimony, who shall have power to administer oaths, issue subpoenas, and compel the attendance of witnesses. The decision of the boardcommissioner shall be based on the testimony and records. One year from the date of revocations application may be made for a new license. Sec. 37. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 340A.4055, is amended to read: 340A.4055 [LICENSES IN INDIAN COUNTRY.] Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, on-sale or off-sale licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating malt liquor issued by the governing body of an Indian tribe in accordance with United States Code, title 18, section 1161, to an Indian tribal member or Indian tribal entity for an establishment located within Indian country as defined under United States Code, title 18, section 1154, isare valid. When a license is issued under this section, the issuing authority shall notify the commissioner of public safety of the name and address of the licensee. Upon receipt of the notice, the commissioner shall issue a retailer's identification card to the licensee to permit the licensee to purchase distilled spirits, wine, or malt beverages. An establishment issued a license under this section is not required to obtain a license from any municipality, county, or town. Sec. 38. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 348.13, is amended to read: 348.13 [BOUNTIES PAID BY TOWNS, REQUIREMENTS.] The four feet of striped and gray gophers and woodchucks, and both front feet of pocket gophers , and the bodies of birdsshall be produced to the chair of the town board of the town where they were killed, and if the chair shall be satisfied that they were killed within the designated territory and by the person producing them, the chair shall certify to the county auditor the number of each kind so killed. The certificate shall be issued by the chair of the town board at the end of each month and shall show the names of all persons entitled to bounty for the preceding month, the number of each kind of animals and birds sokilled, and the amount of bounty that each person is entitled to receive. The county auditor shall issue thereon a warrant on the county treasurer payable to the chair of the town board who issued the certificate, for the full amount of the bounty allowed by law according to the certificate, and upon receipt of the warrant the chair shall pay the proper persons the bounty allowed by law for the preceding month. The chair to whom such feet , heads, or bodiesare produced shall immediately cause such heads,feet , or bodiesto be destroyed and shall cause the removal of one foot from each bird. Any town board may also offer a bounty for the destruction of the animals or birds described in section 348.12 and adopt rules for the payment thereof, which bounty so offered by a town shall be in addition to any bounty which may be offered by the board of county commissioners. The town board of any town located in any county having over 45,000 and less than 49,000 inhabitants according to the 1950 federal census, may by resolution require that the tail instead of the feet of striped, gray and pocket gophers , and woodchucksbe produced. Sec. 39. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 352.116, subdivision 3b, is amended to read: Subd. 3b. [BOUNCE-BACK ANNUITY.] (a) The board of trusteesdirectors must provide a joint and survivor annuity option to members of the correctional employees and state patrol retirement funds. Under this option, a former member or disabilitant must receive a normal single life annuity if the designated optional annuity beneficiary dies before the former member or disabilitant. Under this option, no reduction may be made in the person's annuity to provide for restoration of the normal single life annuity in the event of the death of the designated optional annuity beneficiary. (b) A former member or disabilitant of the correctional or state patrol fund who selected an optional joint and survivor annuity before July 1, 1989, but did not choose an option that provides that the normal single life annuity is payable to the former member or the disabilitant if the designated optional annuity beneficiary dies first, is eligible for restoration of the normal single life annuity if the designated optional annuity beneficiary dies first, without further actuarial reduction of the person's annuity. A former member or disabilitant who selected an optional joint and survivor annuity, but whose designated optional annuity beneficiary died before July 1, 1989, shall receive a normal single life annuity after that date, but shall not receive retroactive payments for periods before that date. (c) A former member or disabilitant who took a further actuarial reduction to elect an optional joint and survivor annuity that provides that the normal annuity is payable to the former member or disabilitant if the designated optional beneficiary died before July 1, 1989, shall have their annuity increased as of July 1, 1989, to the amount the person would have received if, at the time of retirement or disability, the person had selected only optional survivor coverage that would not have provided for restoration of the normal annuity upon the death of the designated optional annuity beneficiary. Any annuity or benefit increase under this paragraph is effective only for payments made after June 30, 1989, and is not retroactive for payments made before July 1, 1989. Sec. 40. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 352B.10, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [OPTIONAL ANNUITY.] A disabled member may, in lieu of survivorship coverage under section 352B.11, subdivision 2, choose the normal disability benefit or an optional annuity as provided in section 352B.08, subdivision 23. The choice of an optional annuity must be made before commencement of payment of the disability benefit. It is effective on the date on which the disability benefit begins to accrue. Sec. 41. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 352B.105, is amended to read: 352B.105 [TERMINATION OF DISABILITY BENEFITS.] Disability benefits payable under section 352B.10 shall terminate at the end of the month the beneficiary becomes 55 years old. If the beneficiary is still disabled when the beneficiary becomes 55 years old, the beneficiary shall be deemed to be a retired member and, if the beneficiary had chosen an optional annuity under section 352B.10, subdivision 5, shall receive an annuity in accordance with the terms of the optional annuity previously chosen. If the beneficiary had not chosen an optional annuity under section 352B.10, subdivision 5, the beneficiary may choose to receive either a normal retirement annuity computed under section 352B.08, subdivision 12, or an optional annuity as provided in section 352B.08, subdivision 23. An optional annuity must be chosen before the beneficiary becomes 55 years old. If an optional annuity is chosen, the optional annuity shall begin to accrue the first of the month following the month in which the beneficiary becomes 55 years old. Sec. 42. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 356.24, is amended to read: 356.24 [SUPPLEMENTAL PENSION OR DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS, RESTRICTIONS UPON GOVERNMENT UNITS.] (a) It is unlawful for a school district or other governmental subdivision or state agency to levy taxes for, or contribute public funds to a supplemental pension or deferred compensation plan that is established, maintained, and operated in addition to a primary pension program for the benefit of the governmental subdivision employees other than: (1) to a supplemental pension plan that was established, maintained, and operated before May 6, 1971; (2) to a plan that provides solely for group health, hospital, disability, or death benefits, to the individual retirement account plan established by sections 354B.01 to 354B.04; (3) to a plan that provides solely for severance pay under section 465.72 to a retiring or terminating employee; (4) for employees other than personnel employed by the state university board or the community college board and covered by section 136.80354B.07, subdivision 1, to the state of Minnesota deferred compensation plan under section 352.96, if provided for in a personnel policy or in the collective bargaining agreement of the public employer with the exclusive representative of public employees in an appropriate unit, in an amount matching employee contributions on a dollar for dollar basis, but not to exceed an employer contribution of $2,000 a year per employee; or (5) for personnel employed by the state university board or the community college board and covered by section 136.80354B.07, subdivision 1, to the supplemental retirement plan under sections 136.80 to 136.85354B.07 to 354B.09, if provided for in a personnel policy or in the collective bargaining agreement of the public employer with the exclusive representative of the covered employees in an appropriate unit, in an amount matching employee contributions on a dollar for dollar basis, but not to exceed an employer contribution of $2,000 a year for each employee. (b) No change in benefits or employer contributions in a supplemental pension plan to which this section applies after May 6, 1971, is effective without prior legislative authorization. Sec. 43. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 356.82, is amended to read: 356.82 [SAVINGS CLAUSE.] The intent of the legislature in sections 352.01, subdivision 25; 353.01, subdivision 3537; 354.05, subdivision 38; and 354A.011, subdivision 15a is to create a normal retirement age for persons first covered by those sections after the effective date of those sections that is the same as the retirement age in the federal Social Security law, including future amendments to that law. If a court determines that the legislature may not incorporate by reference the future changes in federal Social Security law, the legislature reserves the right to amend the appropriate sections to make the normal retirement conform to the retirement age in the federal Social Security law. No person first covered by any of those sections after the effective date of those sections has a right to a normal retirement age that is less than the retirement age in the federal Social Security law. Sec. 44. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 457A.01, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [DREDGING.] "Dredging" means excavating harbor sediment or bottom materials, including mobilizing or operating equipment for excavating and transporting dredged material to theand placing dredged material in a disposal facility. Sec. 45. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 466.131, is amended to read: 466.131 [INDEMNIFICATION BY STATE.] Until July 1, 1987, a municipality is an employee of the state for purposes of the indemnification provisions of section 3.736, subdivision 9, when the municipality is required by the public welfare licensing act and rules promulgated under it to inspect or investigate a provider. After July 1, 1987, a municipality is an employee of the state for purposes of the indemnification provisions of section 3.736, subdivision 9, when the municipality is required by the public welfaresections 245A.01 to 245A.16, the human services licensing act, and rules adopted under it to inspect or investigate a provider, and the municipality has been duly certified under standards for certification developed by the commissioner of human services. Sec. 46. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 504.02, is amended to read: 504.02 [CANCELLATION OF LEASES IN CERTAIN CASES; ABANDONMENT OR SURRENDER OF POSSESSION.] In case of a lease of real property, when the landlord has a subsisting right of reentry for the failure of the tenant to pay rent the landlord may bring an action to recover possession of the property and such action is equivalent to a demand for the rent and a reentry upon the property; but if, at any time before possession has been delivered to the plaintiff on recovery in the action, the lessee or a successor in interest as to the whole or any part of the property pays to the plaintiff or brings into court the amount of the rent then in arrears, with interest and costs of the action, and an attorney's fee not exceeding $5, and performs the other covenants on the part of the lessee, the lessee or successor may be restored to the possession and hold the property according to the terms of the original lease. If the lease under which the right of reentry is claimed is a lease for a term of more than 20 years, reentry cannot be made into the land or such action commenced by the landlord unless, after default, the landlord shall serve upon the tenant, also upon all creditors having a lien of record legal or equitable upon the leased premises or any part thereof, a written notice that the lease will be canceled and terminated unless the payment or payments in default shall be made and the covenants in default shall be performed within 30 days after the service of such notice, or within such greater period as the lessor shall specify in the notice, and if such default shall not be removed within the period specified within the notice, then the right of reentry shall be complete at the expiration of the period and may be exercised as provided by law. If any such lease shall provide that the landlord, after default, shall give more then 30 days' notice in writing to the tenant of the landlordlandlord's intention to terminate the tenancy by reason of default in terms thereof, then the length of the notice to terminate shall be the same as provided for and required by the lease. As to such leases for a term of more than 20 years, if at any time before the expiration of six months after possession obtained by the plaintiff by abandonment or surrender of possession by the tenant or on recovery in the action, the lessee or a successor in interest as to the whole or part of the property, or any creditor having a lien legal or equitable upon the leased premises or any part thereof, pays to the plaintiff, or brings into court, the amount of rent then in arrears, with interest and the costs of the action, and performs the other covenants on the part of the lessee, the lessee or successor may be restored to the possession and hold the property according to the terms of the original lease. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any action or proceeding now pending in any of the courts of this state. Upon recovery of possession by the landlord in the action a certified copy of the judgment shall be recorded in the office of the county recorder of the county where the land is situated if unregistered land or in the office of the registrar of titles of such county if registered land and upon recovery of possession by the landlord by abandonment or surrender by the tenant an affidavit by the landlord or the landlord's attorney setting forth such fact shall be recorded in a like manner and such recorded certified copy of such judgment or such recorded affidavit shall be prima facie evidence of the facts stated therein in reference to the recovery of possession by such landlord. Sec. 47. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 517.08, subdivision 1c, is amended to read: Subd. 1c. [DISPOSITION OF LICENSE FEE.] Of the marriage license fee collected pursuant to subdivision 1b, the court administrator shall pay $30$50 to the state treasurer to be deposited in the general fund. Sec. 48. [REPEALER.] Laws 1989, chapter 282, article 2, section 188, is repealed. Sec. 49. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 609.0331, is amended to read: 609.0331 [INCREASED MAXIMUM PENALTIES FOR PETTY MISDEMEANORS.] Except as provided in this section, a law of this state that provides, on or after August 1, 1987, for a maximum penalty of $100 for a petty misdemeanor is considered to provide for a maximum fine of $200. However, a petty misdemeanor under section 152.15, subdivision 2, clause (5), orchapter 168 or 169 remains subject to a maximum fine of $100, except that a violation of chapter 168 or 169 that was originally charged as a misdemeanor and is being treated as a petty misdemeanor under section 609.131 or the rules of criminal procedure is subject to a maximum fine of $200. Sec. 50. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 611A.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [VICTIMS' RIGHTS.] (a) The commissioner of public safety, in consultation with the crime victim and witness advisory council, must develop a notice of the rights of crime victims. The notice must include a form for the preparation of a preliminary written victim impact summary. A preliminary victim impact summary is a concise statement of the immediate and expected damage to the victim as a result of the crime. A victim desiring to file a preliminary victim impact summary must file the summary with the investigating officer no more than five days after the victim receives the notice from a peace officer. If a preliminary victim impact statement is filed with the investigating officer, it must be sent to the prosecutor with other investigative materials. If a prosecutor has received a preliminary victim impact summary, the prosecutor must present the summary to the court. This subdivision does not relieve a probation officer of the notice requirements imposed by section 609.115611A.037, subdivision 1c2. (b) The notice of the rights of crime victims must be distributed by a peace officer to each victim, as defined in section 611A.01, when the peace officer takes a formal statement from the victim. A peace officer is not obligated to distribute the notice if a victim does not make a formal statement. The notice must inform a victim of: (1) the victim's right to request restitution under section 611A.04; (2) the victim's right to be notified of any plea negotiations under section 611A.03; (3) the victim's right to be present at sentencing, and to object orally or in writing to a proposed agreement or disposition; and (4) the victim's right to be notified of the final disposition of the case. Sec. 51. [REPEALER.] Laws 1991, chapter 182, section 1, is repealed. Sec. 52. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 473.845, subdivision 3, is amended to read: Subd. 3. [EXPENDITURES FROM THE FUND.] Money in the fund may only be appropriated to the agency for expenditure for: (1) reasonable and necessary expenses for closure and postclosure care of a mixed municipal solid waste disposal facility in the metropolitan area for a 20-year period after closure, if the agency determines that the operator or owner will not take the necessary actions requested by the agency for closure and postclosure in the manner and within the time requested; and(2) reasonable and necessary response and postclosure costs at a mixed municipal solid waste disposal facility in the metropolitan area that has been closed for 20 years in compliance with the closure and postclosure rules of the agency; or (3) reimbursement to a local government unit for costs incurred over $400,000 under a work plan approved by the commissioner of the agency to remediate methane at a closed disposal facility owned by the local government unit. Sec. 53. [REPEALER.] Laws 1991, chapter 305, section 10, is repealed. Sec. 54. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 116.072, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [AUTHORITY TO ISSUE PENALTY ORDERS.] The commissioner may issue an order requiring violations to be corrected and administratively assessing monetary penalties for violations of this chapter and chapters 115, 115A, and115D, and 115E, any rules adopted under those chapters, and any standards, limitations, or conditions established in an agency permit; and for failure to respond to a request for information under section 115B.17, subdivision 3. The order must be issued as provided in this section. Sec. 55. [REVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.] The revisor of statutes shall change the reference to "section 252.27, subdivision 1," where found in Minnesota Statutes, sections 245.072, 245.821, subdivision 1, 245.825, subdivision 1, 252.021, 256B.02, subdivision 11, 256E.03, subdivision 2, 257.071, subdivision 4, 447.42, subdivision 1, and 447.45, subdivision 2, to the reference "252.27, subdivision 1a" in Minnesota Statutes 1992. Sec. 56. [REVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.] In Minnesota Statutes 1992 and subsequent editions of the statutes, the revisor of statutes shall substitute references to "clerk of court" or "clerk," when the reference is to clerk of court, to "court administrator" or "administrator," as appropriate. ARTICLE 2 OBSOLETE REFERENCES Section 1. [REVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.] In each section of Minnesota Statutes referred to in column A, the revisor of statutes shall delete the reference in column B and insert the reference in column C. Column A Column B Column C 11A.23, subd. 4 136.80 to 136.87 354B.07 to 354B.09 60D.09 60D.01 to 60D.13 60D.15 to 60D.29 84.035, subd. 8 106A.811 103E.811 116D.04, subd. 1a sections 116D.01 this chapter to 116D.07 153A.14, subds. 1 153A.16 153A.15 and 2 153A.15, subds. 1, 2, 153A.16 153A.15 and 4 169.64, subd. 8 169.44, subd. 1a 169.441, subds. 1 and 2, and 169.442, subd. 1 171.06, subd. 3 595.921 525.921 256B.0627, subd. 5 256B.091 256B.0911 256B.0913, subd. 13 256.49 256B.49 260.015, subd. 23 152.09, subd. 1, 152.027, subd. 4 clause (2) 272.485 272.487 272.488 302A.461, subd. 2 320A.401, subd. 3 302A.401, subd. 3 356.24 136.80 354B.07 514.950, subd. 2 17.713 18C.005 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 214.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. "Health-related licensing board" means the board of examiners of nursing home administrators established pursuant to section 144A.19, the board of medical examiners created pursuant to section 147.01, the board of nursing created pursuant to section 148.181, the board of chiropractic examiners established pursuant to section 148.02, the board of optometry established pursuant to section 148.52, the board of psychology established pursuant to section 148.90, the social work licensing board pursuant to section 148B.19, the board of marriage and family therapy pursuant to section 148B.30, the board of unlicensedmental health service providerspractitioner advisory council established pursuant to section 148B.41148B.62, the board of dentistry established pursuant to section 150A.02, the board of pharmacy established pursuant to section 151.02, the board of podiatric medicine established pursuant to section 153.02, and the board of veterinary medicine, established pursuant to section 156.01. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 290.10, is amended to read: 290.10 [NONDEDUCTIBLE ITEMS.] Except as provided in section 290.17, subdivision 4, paragraph (i), in computing the net income of a corporation no deduction shall in any case be allowed for expenses, interest and taxes connected with or allocable against the production or receipt of all income not included in the measure of the tax imposed by this chapter, except that for corporations engaged in the business of mining or producing iron ore, the mining of which is subject to the occupation tax imposed by section 298.01, subdivision 1, and the provisions of section 298.0314, this shall not prevent the deduction of expenses and other items to the extent that the expenses and other items are allowable under this chapter and are not deductible, capitalizable, retainable in basis, or taken into account by allowance or otherwise in computing the occupation tax and do not exceed the amounts taken for federal income tax purposes for that year. Occupation taxes imposed under chapter 298, royalty taxes imposed under chapter 299, or depletion expenses may not be deducted under this clause. Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 297A.15, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [REFUND; APPROPRIATION.] Notwithstanding the provisions of sectionssection 297A.25, subdivision 42, and 297A.257the tax on sales of capital equipment , and construction materials and supplies under section 297A.257,shall be imposed and collected as if the rate under section 297A.02, subdivision 1, applied. Upon application by the purchaser, on forms prescribed by the commissioner, a refund equal to the reduction in the tax due as a result of the application of the exemption under section 297A.25, subdivision 42, or 297A.257shall be paid to the purchaser. In the case of building materials qualifying under section 297A.257 where the tax was paid by a contractor, application must be made by the owner for the sales tax paid by all the contractors, subcontractors, and builders for the project.The application must include sufficient information to permit the commissioner to verify the sales tax paid for the project. The application shall include information necessary for the commissioner initially to verify that the purchases qualified as capital equipment under section 297A.25, subdivision 42 , or capital equipment or construction materials and supplies under section 297A.257. No more than two applications for refunds may be filed under this subdivision in a calendar year. Unless otherwise specifically provided by this subdivision, the provisions of section 289A.40 apply to the refunds payable under this subdivision. There is annually appropriated to the commissioner of revenue the amount required to make the refunds. The amount to be refunded shall bear interest at the rate in section 270.76 from the date the refund claim is filed with the commissioner. Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 298.402, is amended to read: 298.402 [NET OPERATING LOSSES.] For purposes of the computation under Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 298.40, subdivision 1, clause (b), a net operating loss incurred in a taxable year beginning after December 31, 1986, is a net operating loss carryover to each of the 15 taxable years following the taxable year of the loss, in accordance with section 290.095. A net operating loss incurred in a taxable year beginning after December 31, 1981, and before January 1, 1987, is a net operating loss carryover to taxable years beginning after December 31, 1986, not to exceed the five taxable years following the taxable year of the loss, in accordance with section 290.095. No net operating loss carryback is allowed for a net operating loss incurred in a taxable year beginning after December 31, 1986. Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 298.405, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [IMPOSITION OF TAX.] In any year in which iron bearing material other than taconite and semitaconite as defined by law, having not more than 46.5 percent natural iron content on the average, produced from any 40 acre tract or governmental lot, but not from more than three such tracts or lots by an individual producer, is finer than or is ground to 90 percent passing 20 mesh and is treated for the purpose of separating the iron particles from silica, alumina, or other detrimental compounds or elements unless used in a direct reduction process, and is treated in Minnesota: (a) By either electrostatic separation, roasting and magnetic separation, or flotation or (b) By a direct reduction process or (c) By any combination of such processes or (d) By any other process or method not presently employed in gravity separation plants employing only crushing, screening, washing, jigging, heavy media separation, spirals, cyclones, drying or any combination thereof, the production of such ore shall be taxed in the manner and at the rates provided for the taxation of semitaconite under section 298.35 provided that the amount of concentrates or final product so produced each year from any one 40 acre tract or governmental lot exceeds 100,000 tons or exceeds 25,000 tons from any one 40 acre tract or governmental lot where the average phosphorus content exceeds .125 percent dry analysis or .10 percent sulphur dry analysis. Such tax shall be in addition to the occupation and royalty taxes but shall be in lieu of all other taxes upon the said 40 acre tract or governmental lot, the iron ore contained therein, the concentrates produced, and the mining and beneficiating facilities used in such production. The determination as to what materials will qualify under this law will be made by the commissioner of revenue who may use the services of the ore estimate division of the University of Minnesota, department of civil and mineral engineering, which is hereby established as a technical consultant to the commissioner for the purposes of this act. The tax imposed shall be collected, paid, and the proceeds thereof distributed in the same manner and at the same time as the tax imposed upon semitaconite by section 298.35 is collected, paid, and distributed. The tax imposed by this section is not an occupation, royalty or excise tax imposed upon or required to be paid with respect to the mining, production, or beneficiation of taconite or semitaconite within the provisions of section 298.40, and the provisions of said section 298.40 have no application to the provisions of this section.Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 514.53, is amended to read: 514.53 [SCALING AND MARKING OF SUBMERGED LOGS; DUTY OF COMMISSIONER OF NATURAL RESOURCES; FEES.] Every person who shall engage in raising or floating submerged, buried, or sunken logs or timber under the provisions of section 514.52shall cause all logs and other timber raised or floated by that person to be scaled at time of such raising or floating by the commissioner of natural resources, and shall place on each log and piece of timber so raised a suitable log mark, which mark shall only be used on logs or timber so raised or floated. The commissioner of natural resources shall attend in person or by deputy at the raising and floating of such logs or timber, and promptly scale the same, recording the size, kind, and all marks on each piece thereof. For such service said commissioner of natural resources shall receive in addition to all fees now allowed by law the further sum of $5 for each day's attendance under the provisions of sections 514.40 to 514.58, and such fees shall be paid by the person so employing the commissioner and shall be taken and held to be a part of the cost of raising and floating such logs and timber. No such work shall be performed within the limits of any operating boom company organized under the laws of this state, except under the supervision and direction of some representative of the boom company within whose limits such work is being carried on. Presented to the governor April 14, 1992 Signed by the governor April 15, 1992, 1:07 p.m.
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