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                             CHAPTER 61-H.F.No. 525 
                  An act relating to state government; revising 
                  conditions under which public employees receive daily 
                  payments for service on boards and councils; requiring 
                  groups to adopt standards for daily payments; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 15.0575, subdivision 
                  3; 15.059, subdivision 3; and 214.09, subdivision 3. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 15.0575, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [COMPENSATION.] (a) Members of the boards must 
        may be compensated at the rate of $55 a day spent on board 
        activities, when authorized by the board, plus expenses in the 
        same manner and amount as authorized by the commissioner's plan 
        adopted under section 43A.18, subdivision 2.  Members who, as a 
        result of time spent attending board meetings, incur child care 
        expenses that would not otherwise have been incurred, may be 
        reimbursed for those expenses upon board authorization.  
           (b) Members who are full-time state employees or full-time 
        employees of the political subdivisions of the state may must 
        not receive the daily payment, but they may suffer no loss in 
        compensation or benefits from the state or a political 
        subdivision as a result of their service on the board for 
        activities that occur during working hours for which they are 
        compensated by the state or political subdivision.  However, a 
        state or political subdivision employee may receive the daily 
        payment if the employee uses vacation time for board 
        activities.  Members who are full-time state employees 
        or full-time employees of the political subdivisions of the 
        state may receive the expenses provided for in this subdivision 
        unless the expenses are reimbursed by another source.  Members 
        who are state employees or employees of political subdivisions 
        of the state may be reimbursed for child care expenses only for 
        time spent on board activities that are outside their normal 
        working hours. 
           (c) Each board must adopt internal standards prescribing 
        what constitutes a day spent on board activities for purposes of 
        making daily payments under this subdivision. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 15.059, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [COMPENSATION.] (a) Members of the advisory 
        councils and committees must may be compensated at the rate of 
        $55 a day spent on council or committee activities, when 
        authorized by the council or committee, plus expenses in the 
        same manner and amount as authorized by the commissioner's plan 
        adopted under section 43A.18, subdivision 2.  Members who, as a 
        result of time spent attending council or committee meetings, 
        incur child care expenses that would not otherwise have been 
        incurred, may be reimbursed for those expenses upon council or 
        committee authorization.  
           If (b) Members who are state employees or employees of 
        political subdivisions must not receive the daily compensation, 
        and if the major part of their for activities that occur during 
        normal working hours for which they are also compensated by the 
        state or political subdivision, the employer shall deduct the 
        daily compensation from the employee's compensation for the 
        day.  In no other case may a member who is an employee of the 
        state or a political subdivision suffer a loss in compensation 
        or benefits from the state or political subdivision as a result 
        of service on the council or committee.  However, a state or 
        political subdivision employee may receive the daily payment if 
        the employee uses vacation time for council or committee 
        activity.  Members who are full-time state employees 
        or full-time employees of the political subdivisions of the 
        state may receive the expenses provided for in this section 
        unless the expenses are reimbursed by another source.  Members 
        who are state employees or employees of political subdivisions 
        of the state may be reimbursed for child care expenses only for 
        time spent on board activities that are outside their normal 
        working hours. 
           (c) Each council and committee must adopt internal 
        standards prescribing what constitutes a day spent on council or 
        committee activities for purposes of making daily payments under 
        this subdivision. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 214.09, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [COMPENSATION.] (a) Members of the boards must 
        may be compensated at the rate of $55 a day spent on board 
        activities, when authorized by the board, plus expenses in the 
        same manner and amount as authorized by the commissioner's plan 
        adopted under section 43A.18, subdivision 2.  Members who, as a 
        result of time spent attending board meetings, incur child care 
        expenses that would not otherwise have been incurred, may be 
        reimbursed for those expenses upon board authorization.  If 
           (b) Members who are full-time state employees or employees 
        of the political subdivisions of the state must not receive the 
        daily payment, and if the major part of their for activities 
        that occur during normal working hours for which they are also 
        compensated by the state or political subdivision, the employer 
        shall deduct the daily payment from the employee's compensation 
        for that day.  In no other case may a board member who is an 
        employee of the state or political subdivision suffer a loss in 
        compensation or benefits as a result of service on the 
        board.  However, a state or political subdivision employee may 
        receive the daily payment if the employee uses vacation time for 
        board activity.  Members who are state employees or employees of 
        the political subdivisions of the state may receive the expenses 
        provided for in this subdivision unless the expenses are 
        reimbursed by another source.  Members who are state employees 
        or employees of political subdivisions of the state may be 
        reimbursed for child care expenses only for time spent on board 
        activities that are outside their normal working hours. 
           (c) Each board must adopt internal standards prescribing 
        what constitutes a day spent on board activities for purposes of 
        making daily payments under this subdivision. 
           Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 to 3 are effective July 1, 2001, and apply to 
        service on or after that date. 
           Presented to the governor April 27, 2001 
           Signed by the governor April 30, 2001, 2:51 p.m.

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