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                            CHAPTER 632-S.F.No. 2913 
                  An act relating to the organization and operation of 
                  state government; appropriating money for agriculture, 
                  the environment, natural resources, public 
                  administration, community development, public safety, 
                  transportation, and certain agencies of state 
                  government; supplementing, reducing, and transferring 
                  earlier appropriations, with certain conditions; 
                  regulating certain activities and practices; providing 
                  for appointments, penalties, accounts, fees, and 
                  reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 
                  3.97, subdivision 11; 3.971, by adding a subdivision; 
                  13.99, by adding subdivisions; 16A.124, subdivisions 2 
                  and 7; 16A.127, as amended; 16A.15, subdivision 3; 
                  16B.01, subdivision 4; 16B.05, subdivision 2; 16B.06, 
                  subdivisions 1 and 2; 16B.32, by adding a subdivision; 
                  17B.15, subdivision 1; 32.103; 41A.09, subdivisions 2 
                  and 5; 43A.316, subdivision 9; 43A.37, subdivision 1; 
                  44A.0311; 60A.14, subdivision 1; 60A.19, subdivision 
                  4; 60A.21, subdivision 2; 60K.03, subdivisions 1, 5, 
                  and 6; 60K.06; 60K.19, subdivision 8; 69.031, 
                  subdivision 5; 82.20, subdivisions 7 and 8; 82.21, by 
                  adding a subdivision; 82B.08, subdivisions 4 and 5; 
                  82B.09, subdivision 1; 82B.19, subdivision 1; 83.25; 
                  84.0887, by adding subdivisions; 85.015, subdivision 
                  1; 94.09, subdivision 5; 97A.441, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 97A.485, subdivision 8; 103F.725, by 
                  adding a subdivision; 103F.745; 103F.761, subdivision 
                  2; 115A.5501, subdivision 2; 116.07, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 116.182, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, and 5; 
                  116J.9673, subdivision 4; 129D.14, subdivision 5; 
                  138.01, subdivision 1; 138.34; 138.35, subdivision 1; 
                  138.38; 138.40, subdivision 3; 138.94, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 151.01, subdivision 28; 151.15, 
                  subdivision 3; 151.25; 154.11, subdivision 1; 154.12; 
                  168A.29, subdivision 1; 171.06, subdivision 3; 
                  176.102, subdivisions 3a and 14; 176.611, subdivision 
                  6a; 204B.27, by adding a subdivision; 257.0762, 
                  subdivision 2; 257.0768; 268.53, subdivision 5; 
                  296.02, subdivision 7; 298.2211, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 326.12, subdivision 3; 345.47, 
                  subdivision 4; 353.65, subdivision 7; 354.06, 
                  subdivision 1; 446A.02, subdivision 1, and by adding a 
                  subdivision; 446A.03, by adding a subdivision; 
                  446A.07, subdivisions 4, 6, 8, 9, and 11; 446A.071, 
                  subdivision 1; 446A.11, subdivision 1; 446A.12, 
                  subdivision 1; 446A.15, subdivision 6; 462A.05, by 
                  adding a subdivision; 466.01, subdivision 1; 477A.12; 
                  504.34, subdivision 3; 570.01; 570.02, subdivision 1; 
                  570.025, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 1993 
                  Supplement, sections 15.50, subdivision 2; 15.91; 
                  16A.152, subdivision 2; 16B.06, subdivision 2a; 
                  16B.08, subdivision 7; 41A.09, subdivision 3; 44A.025; 
                  60A.198, subdivision 3; 82.21, subdivision 1; 82.22, 
                  subdivisions 6 and 13; 82.34, subdivision 3; 84.872; 
                  97A.028, subdivision 3; 97B.071; 115C.09, subdivision 
                  1; 116J.966, subdivision 1; 138.763, subdivision 1; 
                  144C.03, subdivision 2; 144C.07, subdivision 2; 
                  239.785, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; 
                  257.0755; 268.98, subdivision 1; 446A.03, subdivision 
                  1; 477A.14; 504.33, subdivisions 5 and 7; and 504.34, 
                  subdivisions 1 and 2; Laws 1993, chapters 192, section 
                  17, subdivision 3; and 369, section 5, subdivision 4; 
                  proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
                  chapters 15; 16B; 17; 32; 154; 181; 197; 268; 268A; 
                  299D; 446A; and 645; proposing coding for new law as 
                  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16D; repealing Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1992, sections 10.11, subdivision 1; 10.12; 
                  10.14; 10.15; 16A.06, subdivision 8; 16A.124, 
                  subdivision 6; 154.16; 154.165; 197.235; 268.31; 
                  268.315; 268.32; 268.33; 268.34; 268.35; 268.36; 
                  355.04; 355.06; 446A.03, subdivision 3; and 446A.08; 
                  Laws 1985, First Special Session chapter 12, article 
                  11, section 19. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
                                   ARTICLE 1
                                 PUBLIC SAFETY 
        Section 1.  [PUBLIC SAFETY; APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums set forth in the columns headed "APPROPRIATIONS" 
        are appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, 
        to the commissioner of public safety for the purposes specified 
        and are to be added to or reduced from appropriations for the 
        fiscal years ending June 30, 1994, and June 30, 1995, in Laws 
        1993, chapter 266. 
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  1994         1995 
        Sec. 2.  PUBLIC SAFETY            $     (393,000)$    4,884,000
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
        General Fund                              15,000         59,000
        Special Revenue Fund                                  4,300,000
        Trunk Highway Fund                      (408,000)       525,000
        (a) Emergency Management                  15,000         59,000
        These appropriations are added to the 
        appropriations in Laws 1993, chapter 
        266, section 5, subdivision 7, and are 
        to pay 50 percent of the costs of three 
        regional office support positions. 
        (b) State Patrol                        (408,000)     4,825,000
        These appropriations are changes to the 
        appropriations in Laws 1993, chapter 
        266, section 5, subdivision 3.  A 
        reduction of $408,000 the first year is 
        for radio communication consolidation 
        and an increase of $525,000 the second 
        year is to maintain full staffing at 
        the ten state patrol communication 
        centers.  These appropriations are from 
        the trunk highway fund. 
        Of this appropriation $4,300,000 is 
        from the state patrol motor vehicle 
        account in the transportation services 
        fund for purchasing motor vehicles used 
        by state troopers.  Of this amount, up 
        to $54,000 in fiscal year 1995 may be 
        used by the department for the 
        implementation of the title 
        registration fee change in section 4. 
           Sec. 3.  [TRAFFIC ESCORT SERVICES REPORT.] 
           The commissioner of public safety shall report to the 
        chairs of the transportation policy and finance committees of 
        the senate and house of representatives by October 1, 1994, on 
        the usage of the Minnesota state patrol for traffic escort 
        services when a special permit is required for over-sized 
        loads.  The report shall include usage from July 1, 1990, until 
        June 30, 1994, and report time worked and amounts paid to patrol 
        officers, amounts reimbursed to the state, accident claims, and 
        all expenses associated with special permit traffic escort 
        services incurred by the state.  The report should also include 
        any special training and safety procedures followed for mobile 
        traffic control. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 168A.29, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [AMOUNTS.] (a) The department shall be paid 
        the following fees: 
           (1) for filing an application for and the issuance of an 
        original certificate of title, the sum of $2; 
           (2) for each security interest when first noted upon a 
        certificate of title, including the concurrent notation of any 
        assignment thereof and its subsequent release or satisfaction, 
        the sum of $2; 
           (3) for the transfer of the interest of an owner and the 
        issuance of a new certificate of title, the sum of $2; 
           (4) for each assignment of a security interest when first 
        noted on a certificate of title, unless noted concurrently with 
        the security interest, the sum of $1; 
           (5) for issuing a duplicate certificate of title, the sum 
        of $4.  
           (b) In addition to each of the fees required under 
        paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (3), the department shall be paid:
           (1) from July 1, 1994, to June 30, 1997, $3.50; but then 
           (2) after June 30, 1997, $1.  
           The additional fee collected under this paragraph must be 
        deposited in the transportation services fund and credited to 
        the state patrol motor vehicle account established in section 
        299D.10. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, 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.  An application 
        for a Class C driver's license must have a space for the 
        applicant's social security number and state that providing the 
        number is optional, or otherwise convey that the applicant is 
        not required to enter the 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 525.921 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. 6.  [299D.10] [STATE PATROL MOTOR VEHICLE ACCOUNT.] 
           The state patrol motor vehicle account is created in the 
        transportation services fund, consisting of the fees collected 
        under section 168A.29, subdivision 1, paragraph (b).  
           Sec. 7.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This article is effective July 1, 1994, except that any 
        provisions appropriating money for fiscal year 1994 are 
        effective the day following final enactment. 
                                   ARTICLE 2
                       ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
        Section 1.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           Except as otherwise provided in this article, the sums set 
        forth in the columns designated "1994 and 1995 APPROPRIATION 
        CHANGE" are appropriated from the general fund, or other named 
        fund, to the agencies for the purposes specified in this article 
        and are to be added to or reduced from appropriations for the 
        fiscal years ending June 30, 1994 and June 30, 1995, in Laws 
        1993, chapter 172, or another named law.  Amounts to be reduced 
        are designated by parentheses.  
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                                                1994          1995  
        General                            $             $    6,666,000
        Game and Fish                        (1,206,000)     (3,207,000)
        Environmental Trust                   1,346,000
        Minnesota Future Resources            1,404,000
        TOTAL                                 1,544,000       3,459,000 
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  1994         1995 
                                           $             $
        Sec. 2.  BOARD OF WATER
        AND SOIL RESOURCES                       -0-          1,135,000
        $1,005,000 is appropriated for 
        implementation of the state revolving 
        fund.  Of this amount, $865,000 is for 
        local implementation of the state 
        revolving fund, which provides grants 
        to soil and water conservation 
        districts (SWCDs).  The SWCDs must use 
        the grants to hire staff to assist 
        landowners to implement a variety of 
        conservation practices.  
        $130,000 is appropriated for fiscal 
        year 1995 to the board of water and 
        soil resources to fund a cooperative 
        effort with the Minnesota extension 
        service to work on groundwater 
        education efforts with local units of 
        government and landowners and for 
        grants under the groundwater education 
        activities program.\H* (The preceding\h 
        \Hparagraph beginning "$130,000" was\h 
        \Hvetoed by the governor.)\h 
        Sec. 3.  POLLUTION CONTROL               -0-          2,373,000
        (a) Feedlot Assistance and Compliance
        $1,800,000 is appropriated in fiscal 
        year 1995, for feedlot compliance and 
        local assistance. 
        Of this amount, $900,000 is for grants 
        for county administration of the 
        feedlot permit program, to be 
        administered by the board of water and 
        soil resources in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.3369, 
        in cooperation with the pollution 
        control agency.  Grants must be matched 
        with a combination of local cash or 
        in-kind contributions.  Counties 
        receiving these grants shall submit an 
        annual report to the pollution control 
        agency regarding activities conducted 
        under the grant, expenditure made, and 
        local match contributions.  First 
        priority for funding shall be given to 
        counties that have requested and 
        received delegation from the pollution 
        control agency for processing of animal 
        feedlot permit applications under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 116.07, 
        subdivision 7.  Delegated counties 
        shall be eligible to receive a grant of 
        $5,000 plus either:  $5 multiplied by 
        the number of livestock or poultry 
        farms with sales greater than $10,000, 
        as reported in the 1992 Census of 
        Agriculture, published by the United 
        States Bureau of Census; or $15 
        multiplied by the number of feedlots 
        with greater than ten animal units as 
        determined by a level 2 or level 3 
        feedlot inventory conducted in 
        accordance with the Feedlot Inventory 
        Guidebook published by the board of 
        water and soil resources, dated June 
        1991. 
        To receive the additional funding that 
        is based on the county feedlot 
        inventory, the county shall submit a 
        copy of the inventory to the board of 
        water and soil resources. 
        Any remaining money is transferred to 
        the board of water and soil resources 
        for distribution to counties on a 
        competitive basis through the challenge 
        grant process for the conducting of 
        feedlot inventories, development of 
        delegated county feedlot programs, and 
        for information and education or 
        technical assistance efforts to reduce 
        feedlot-related pollution hazards. 
        (b) Nonpoint Source Implementation
        $300,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 
        1995, for administrative support for 
        nonpoint source pollution activities, 
        including storm water assistance, 
        individual septic tank systems, and 
        partnerships with local entities to 
        abate nonpoint source pollution.  
        (c) City of Morton Loan Forgiveness
        The city of Morton need not repay money 
        advanced to the city under the 
        municipal litigation loan pilot project 
        established in Laws 1988, chapter 686, 
        article 1, section 69. 
        (d) External Cost Study
        $200,000 is appropriated for an 
        independent study of the external costs 
        of electricity generation in the 
        state.  The commissioner must consult 
        with the department of public service, 
        utilities, environmental groups, and 
        other interested persons in the design 
        and scope of the study and selection of 
        a study contractor.  Unless the 
        commissioner determines another 
        methodology is more appropriate, the 
        study must include a literature search 
        and peer review of the data; and employ 
        one or more of the following 
        methodologies based upon the 
        commissioner's consultation with 
        interested persons: (1) damage cost; 
        (2) cost of control; and (3) 
        willingness to pay. 
        The study must be completed by July 1, 
        1995, and must be transmitted by the 
        commissioner to the public utilities 
        commission for use in its consideration 
        of environmental cost values under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.2422, 
        subdivision 2.  The commission must not 
        make a final decision on cost value 
        until it has considered the study 
        prepared under this section. 
        This appropriation may not be spent 
        until the commissioner of the pollution 
        control agency has submitted a work 
        plan to the legislative commission on 
        Minnesota resources and the commission 
        has approved the work plan.\H* (The\h 
        \Hpreceding paragraphs beginning "(d)"\h 
        \Hwere vetoed by the governor.)\h 
        (e) Citizens Lake-Monitoring Program
        $73,000 is appropriated for the fiscal 
        year ending June 30, 1995, to continue 
        the citizens lake-monitoring program 
        and the electronic lakes bulletin board.
        Sec. 4.  AGRICULTURE                     -0-          1,200,000
        $750,000 is added to the appropriation 
        in Laws 1993, chapter 172, section 7, 
        to provide assistance to feedlot 
        operators, and to implement best 
        management practices for animal waste 
        and sound nutrient management 
        practices.  $50,000 is for grants under 
        Laws 1993, chapter 172, section 7, 
        subdivision 4.  
        $175,000 is added to the appropriation 
        in Laws 1993, chapter 172, section 7, 
        subdivision 4, and is for the 
        administrative costs of implementing a 
        rural and agriculture loan program for 
        water quality improvement practices.  
        $50,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 
        1995 for farm safety programs.\H* (The\h 
        \Hpreceding paragraph beginning "$50,000"\h 
        \Hwas vetoed by the governor.)\h 
        $50,000 is appropriated for fiscal year 
        1995 to the commissioner of agriculture 
        for coordination and outreach 
        activities relating to sustainable 
        agriculture and integrated pest 
        management programs. 
        $100,000 is appropriated for fiscal 
        year 1995 to the commissioner of 
        agriculture for demonstration grants on 
        sustainable agriculture and integrated 
        pest management projects.  The 
        appropriation is available until 
        expended. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 41A.09, subdivision 3, and Laws 
        1993, chapter 172, section 7, 
        subdivision 3, the total payments from 
        the ethanol development account to all 
        producers may not exceed $14,800,000 
        for the biennium ending June 30, 1995.  
        $75,000 is appropriated for fiscal year 
        1995 for use in the enforcement and 
        management of the recombinant bovine 
        growth hormone labeling program under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 32.75. 
        The department of agriculture and the 
        department of natural resources shall 
        jointly conduct an assessment and 
        report recommendations on developing an 
        integrated pest management program for 
        urban areas.  The department shall 
        submit its report to the environment 
        and natural resources finance division 
        of the senate and the environment and 
        natural resources finance committee of 
        the house of representatives by 
        February 15, 1995. 
        The department of agriculture shall 
        involve technical colleges and other 
        institutions of higher learning in the 
        planning process for the manure-testing 
        program and shall assess the 
        feasibility of including their current 
        or potentially updated laboratories in 
        the future testing program and also 
        study potential curricula for training 
        technicians in the future. 
        Sec. 5.  NATURAL RESOURCES    
        Subdivision 1.  Total
        Appropriation Change                  (1,206,000)    (1,677,000)
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 -0-         1,530,000
        Game and Fish        (1,206,000)   (3,207,000)
        The unallotment by the commissioner, as 
        presented to the legislature in the 
        commissioner's March 14, 1994, 
        correspondence, to the game and fish 
        fund appropriation for fiscal year 1994 
        is void. 
        Subd. 2.  Water Resources
        Management                               -0-            145,000
        $50,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 
        1995 to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for a grant to the southwest 
        regional development commission to pay 
        for the activities described in section 
        65, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), 
        clauses (1) to (4).\H* (The preceding\h 
        \Hparagraph beginning "$50,000" was\h 
        \Hvetoed by the governor.)\h 
        $35,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 
        1995 for reimbursement of the cost of 
        emergency flood damage repairs to the 
        dike on the Root river in Houston 
        county. 
        $60,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 
        1995 under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        103G.701, to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for a grant, 
        requiring no local match, to Morrison 
        county for improving water flow along 
        the easterly shoreline of the 
        Mississippi river near Highway 10 in 
        Morrison county, notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.701, 
        subdivision 4. 
        The remaining balance of the shoreland 
        grant made by the commissioner of 
        natural resources to the city of 
        Laporte may be used by the city for 
        administration of the city's shoreland 
        ordinance. 
        The commissioner of natural resources 
        shall conduct a study of dams on waters 
        of the state.  The study must 
        investigate the type and number of 
        impoundments that exist, their 
        condition, and their probable future 
        life span.  The study also must examine 
        dam issues and make recommendations for 
        policies regarding Minnesota dams, 
        including renovation versus removal, 
        the impact on the ecology of the 
        waterway, any need for additional 
        construction, and the potential for 
        hydropower or drinking water supplies.  
        The commissioner must report back to 
        the house and senate environment 
        committees by February 15, 1995. 
        Subd. 3.  Forest Management              -0-             75,000
        This appropriation is to the 
        commissioner of natural resources to 
        plan and begin restoration and 
        enhancement of Oak Forest and Oak 
        Savannah natural communities in St. 
        Paul's Indian Mounds Park and Battle 
        Creek regional park.\H* (Subdivision 3\h 
        \Hwas vetoed by the governor.)\h 
        Subd. 4.  Parks and 
        Recreation                               -0-            270,000\H*\h
           \H(Subdivision 4 was vetoed by the governor.)\h 
        Subd. 5.  Trails and
        Waterways                                (25,000)       650,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 -0-           675,000
        Game and Fish           (25,000)      (25,000)
        $600,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 
        1995 for grant-in-aid snowmobile trail 
        maintenance and construction during the 
        fiscal year ending June 30, 1995.  This 
        amount shall not be considered a base 
        increase for fiscal year 1996. 
        $75,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 
        1995 for completion of the shore and 
        pier fishing project on the Mississippi 
        River in South St. Paul.\H* (The\h 
        \Hpreceding paragraph beginning "$75,000"\h 
        \Hwas vetoed by the governor.)\h 
        Subd. 6.  Fish and Wildlife
        Management                              (938,000)    (2,197,000)
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 -0-           177,000
        Game and Fish          (938,000)   (2,374,000)
        $87,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 
        1995 for forest and prairie ecologists, 
        to provide research, inventory, and 
        analysis services necessary in the 
        natural heritage program of the 
        department of natural resources.\H* (The\h 
        \Hpreceding paragraph beginning "$87,000"\h 
        \Hwas vetoed by the governor.)\h  
        $90,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 
        1995 for field resource ecologists.  
        These positions shall work with local 
        units of government to aid in 
        protecting rare and endangered natural 
        areas where development pressure and 
        resource use is high.  They also shall 
        interpret county biological survey data 
        for local units.\H* (The preceding\h 
        \Hparagraph beginning "$90,000" was\h 
        \Hvetoed by the governor.)\h 
        Subd. 7.  Enforcement                   (100,000)      (308,000)
        These reductions are from the game and 
        fish fund. 
        Subd. 8.  Operations Support            (143,000)      (312,000)
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 -0-           188,000
        Game and Fish          (143,000)     (500,000)
        $150,000 is added to the appropriation 
        in Laws 1993, chapter 172, section 5, 
        subdivision 9, to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for transfer to the 
        environmental quality board.  The money 
        must be used for activities related to 
        achieving the sustainable economic 
        development and environmental 
        protection goals of the environmental 
        quality board's sustainable development 
        initiative.\H* (The preceding paragraph\h 
        \Hbeginning "$150,000" was vetoed by the\h 
        \Hgovernor.)\h 
        $38,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 
        1995 to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to pay Marshall county road 
        reimbursement costs under Laws 1993, 
        chapter 172, section 89, and Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 84A.32, subdivision 
        1, paragraph (d). 
        Sec. 6.  MINNESOTA RESOURCES           2,750,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Minnesota Future
        Resources Fund       1,404,000
        Minnesota
        Environment and
        Natural Resources
        Trust Fund           1,346,000
        The following amounts are appropriated 
        from the Minnesota future resources 
        fund and the Minnesota environment and 
        natural resources trust fund.  The 
        appropriations are available 
        immediately following enactment and are 
        otherwise subject to the provisions of 
        Laws 1993, chapter 172, section 14. 
        State Park Betterment                      650,000
        This amount is added to the 
        appropriation contained in Laws 1993, 
        chapter 172, section 14, subdivision 
        10, paragraph (a). 
        Lake Minnetonka Water Access
        Acquisition                                850,000
        This amount is added to the 
        appropriation contained in Laws 1993, 
        chapter 172, section 14, subdivision 
        10, paragraph (n). 
        Of this amount, $154,000 is from the 
        Minnesota future resources fund and 
        $696,000 is from the environmental 
        trust fund. 
        Silver Bay Harbor                        1,000,000
        This amount is added to the 
        appropriation contained in Laws 1993, 
        chapter 172, section 14, subdivision 
        10, paragraph (o). 
        Local Recreation Grants                    250,000
        This appropriation is from the 
        Minnesota future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources to 
        provide matching grants of $100,000 
        each to the White Earth and Leech Lake 
        Reservations and $50,000 to the Nett 
        Lake Reservation for community 
        recreation facilities in communities 
        with disproportionate incidences of 
        juvenile delinquency. 
        Sec. 7.  CITIZEN'S COUNCIL ON VOYAGEURS
        NATIONAL PARK                            -0-            58,000
        Sec. 8.  OFFICE OF STRATEGIC
        AND LONG RANGE PLANNING                  -0-            300,000
        $250,000 is appropriated for the fiscal 
        year ending June 30, 1995.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation for a grant to 
        the Northern Counties Land Use 
        Coordinating Board. 
        $50,000 is appropriated for fiscal year 
        1995 to the environmental quality board 
        through the director of the office of 
        strategic and long-range planning for 
        the purposes of groundwater protection 
        coordination.\H* (Section 8 was vetoed by\h 
        \Hthe governor.)\h 
        Sec. 9.  OFFICE OF WASTE MANAGEMENT      -0-            70,000
        $70,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 
        1995 for the purposes of conducting the 
        annual solid waste composition 
        studies.\H* (Section 9 was vetoed by the\h 
        \Hgovernor.)\h 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 13.99, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6b.  [AGRICULTURE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES LOAN 
        PROGRAM.] Data collected by the commissioner on applicants or 
        borrowers for the agriculture best management practices loan 
        program are governed by section 17.117. 
           Sec. 11.  [17.117] [AGRICULTURE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES 
        LOAN PROGRAM.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE.] The purpose of the agriculture 
        best management practices loan program is to provide low or no 
        interest financing to farmers, agriculture supply businesses, 
        and rural landowners for the implementation of agriculture best 
        management practices. 
           Subd. 2.  [AUTHORITY.] The commissioner shall establish, 
        adopt rules for, and implement a program to work with local 
        units of government, federal authorities, lending institutions, 
        and other appropriate organizations to provide loans to 
        landowners and businesses for facilities, fixtures, equipment, 
        or other sustainable practices that prevent or mitigate sources 
        of nonpoint source water pollution.  The commissioner shall 
        establish pilot projects to develop procedures for implementing 
        the program.  The commissioner shall develop administrative 
        guidelines to implement the pilot projects specifying criteria, 
        standards, and procedures for making loans. 
           Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] Up to $20,000,000 of the 
        balance in the water pollution control revolving fund in section 
        446A.07, as determined by the public facilities authority, is 
        appropriated to the commissioner for the establishment of this 
        program. 
           Subd. 4.  [DEFINITIONS.] For the purposes of this section, 
        the terms defined in this subdivision have the meanings given 
        them. 
           (a) "Applicant" means a county or a local government unit 
        designated by a county under subdivision 8, paragraph (a).  
           (b) "Authority" means the Minnesota public facilities 
        authority as established in section 446A.03. 
           (c) "Best management practices" has the meaning given in 
        sections 103F.711, subdivision 3, and 103H.151, subdivision 2. 
           (d) "Chair" means the chair of the board of water and soil 
        resources or the designee of the chair. 
           (e) "Borrower" means an individual farmer, an agriculture 
        supply business, or rural landowner applying for a low-interest 
        loan. 
           (f) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture or 
        the designee of the commissioner. 
           (g) "Comprehensive water management plan" means a state 
        approved and locally adopted plan authorized under section 
        103B.231, 103B.255, 103B.311, 103C.331, 103D.401, or 103D.405. 
           (h) "County allocation request" means a loan allocation 
        request from an applicant to implement agriculturally related 
        best management practices defined in paragraph (c). 
           (i) "Lender agreement" means an agreement entered into 
        between the commissioner and a local lender.  The agreement will 
        contain terms and conditions of the loan that will include but 
        need not be limited to general loan provisions, loan management 
        requirements, application of payments, loan term limits, 
        allowable expenses, and fee limitations. 
           (j) "Local government unit" means a county, soil and water 
        conservation district, or an organization formed for the joint 
        exercise of powers under section 471.59. 
           (k) "Local lender" means a local government unit as defined 
        in paragraph (j), a state or federally chartered bank, a savings 
        and loan association, a state or federal credit union, or Farm 
        Credit Services. 
           (l) "Nonpoint source" has the meaning given in section 
        103F.711, subdivision 6. 
           Subd. 5.  [USES OF FUNDS.] Use of funds under this section 
        must be in compliance with the federal Water Pollution Control 
        Act, section 446A.07, and eligible activities listed in the 
        intended use plan authorized in section 446A.07, subdivision 4. 
           Subd. 6.  [APPLICATION.] (a) The commissioner must 
        prescribe forms and establish an application process for 
        applicants to apply for a county allocation request.  The 
        application must include but need not be limited to (1) the 
        geographic area served; (2) the type and estimated cost of 
        activities or projects for which they are seeking a loan 
        allocation; (3) a ranking of proposed activities or projects; 
        and (4) the designation of the local lender and lending 
        practices the applicant intends to use to issue the loans to the 
        borrowers, if a local lender other than the applicant is to be 
        used. 
           (b) In an area of the state where a county allocation 
        request has not been requested or has been rejected, application 
        forms must be available for a borrower to apply directly to the 
        commissioner for a loan under this program. 
           (c) If a county allocation request is rejected, the 
        applicant must be notified in writing as to the reasons for the 
        rejection and given 30 days to submit a revised application.  
        The revised application shall be reviewed according to the same 
        procedure used to review the initial application. 
           Subd. 7.  [PAYMENTS.] Payments made from the water 
        pollution control revolving fund must be made in accordance with 
        applicable state and federal laws and rules governing the 
        payments. 
           Subd. 8.  [APPLICANT; BORROWERS.] (a) A county may submit a 
        county allocation request as defined in subdivision 4, paragraph 
        (h).  A county or a group of counties may designate another 
        local government unit as defined in subdivision 4, paragraph 
        (j), to submit a county allocation request. 
           (b) If a county does not submit a county allocation 
        request, and does not designate another local government unit, a 
        soil and water conservation district may submit a county 
        allocation request.  In all instances, there may be only one 
        request from a county.  The applicant must coordinate and submit 
        requests on behalf of other units of government within the 
        geographic jurisdiction of the applicant. 
           (c) Borrowers may apply directly to the commissioner if the 
        commissioner does not receive or approve a county allocation 
        request from the county, designated local government unit, or 
        soil and water conservation district in which the proposed 
        activities would be carried out. 
           Subd. 9.  [REVIEW AND RANKING OF ALLOCATION REQUESTS.] (a) 
        The commissioner shall chair the subcommittee established in 
        section 103F.761, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), for purposes of 
        reviewing and ranking county allocation requests.  The rankings 
        must be in order of priority and shall provide financial 
        assistance within the limits of the funds available.  In 
        carrying out the review and ranking, the subcommittee must 
        consist of, at a minimum, the chair, representatives of the 
        pollution control agency, United States Department of 
        Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, United 
        States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, 
        Association of Minnesota Counties, and other agencies or 
        associations as the commissioner, the chair, and agency 
        determine are appropriate.  The review and ranking shall take 
        into consideration other related state or federal programs. 
           (b) The subcommittee shall use the criteria listed below in 
        carrying out the review and ranking: 
           (1) whether the proposed activities are identified in a 
        comprehensive water management plan as priorities; 
           (2) whether the applicant intends to establish a revolving 
        loan program under subdivision 10, paragraph (b); 
           (3) the potential that the proposed activities have for 
        improving or protecting surface and groundwater quality; 
           (4) the extent that the proposed activities support 
        areawide or multijurisdictional approaches to protecting water 
        quality based on defined watershed; 
           (5) whether the activities are needed for compliance with 
        existing water related laws or rules; 
           (6) whether the proposed activities demonstrate 
        participation, coordination, and cooperation between local units 
        of government and other public agencies; 
           (7) whether there is coordination with other public and 
        private funding sources and programs; and 
           (8) whether there are off-site public benefits such as 
        preventing downstream degradation and siltation. 
           Subd. 10.  [AUTHORITY OF APPLICANTS.] (a) Applicants may 
        enter into agreements with borrowers to finance projects under 
        this section. 
           (b) Applicants may establish revolving loan programs to 
        finance projects under this section. 
           (c) In approving county allocation requests, the 
        commissioner shall allow applicants to provide loans under 
        revolving loan programs established under paragraph (b), until 
        50 percent of the amount appropriated and available under 
        subdivision 3 has been allocated to applicants establishing 
        these programs.  In approving any additional county allocation 
        requests, the commissioner may allow applicants to provide loans 
        under these programs. 
           Subd. 11.  [BORROWER ELIGIBILITY; TERMS; REPAYMENT.] (a) 
        Local lenders shall use the following criteria in addition to 
        other criteria they deem necessary in determining the 
        eligibility of borrowers for loans: 
           (1) whether the activity is certified by a local unit of 
        government as meeting priority needs identified in a 
        comprehensive water management plan and is in compliance with 
        accepted standards, specifications, or criteria; 
           (2) whether the activity is certified as eligible under 
        Environmental Protection Agency or other applicable guidelines; 
        and 
           (3) whether the repayment is assured from the borrower. 
           (b) Local lenders shall set the terms and conditions of 
        loans.  In all instances, local lenders must provide for 
        sufficient collateral or protection for the loan principal.  
        They are responsible for collecting repayments by borrowers.  
        For direct loans, the borrower must provide sufficient 
        collateral and repay the loan according to a mutually 
        prearranged schedule with the commissioner. 
           (c) A local lender is responsible for repaying the 
        principal of a loan to the commissioner.  The terms of repayment 
        will be identified in the lender agreement.  If defaults occur, 
        it is the responsibility of the local lender to obtain repayment 
        from the borrower.  For revolving loan programs established 
        under subdivision 10, paragraph (b), the lender agreement must 
        provide that: 
           (1) repayment of principal to the commissioner must begin 
        ten years after the date the applicant receives the allocation; 
        and 
           (2) the applicant shall report to the commissioner annually 
        regarding the intended uses of the money in the revolving loan 
        program. 
           Subd. 12.  [DATA PRIVACY.] The following data on applicants 
        or borrowers collected by the commissioner under this section, 
        are private for data on individuals as provided in section 
        13.02, subdivision 12, or nonpublic for data not on individuals 
        as provided in section 13.02, subdivision 9:  financial 
        information, including, but not limited to, credit reports, 
        financial statements, tax returns and net worth calculations 
        received or prepared by the commissioner. 
           Subd. 13.  [ESTABLISHMENT OF ACCOUNT.] The authority shall 
        establish an account called the agriculture best management 
        practices revolving fund to provide loans and other forms of 
        financial assistance authorized under section 446A.07.  The fund 
        must be credited with repayments. 
           Subd. 14.  [FEES; LOAN SERVICES.] Origination fees charged 
        directly to borrowers by local lenders upon executing a loan 
        shall not exceed one-half of one percent of the loan amount.  
        Servicing fees assessed to loan repayments must not exceed two 
        percent interest on outstanding principal amounts if the local 
        lender is a local government unit, or three percent interest on 
        outstanding principal amounts if the local lender is a state or 
        federally chartered bank, savings and loan association, a state 
        or federal credit union, or an entity of Farm Credit Services. 
           Subd. 15.  [REPORT.] (a) The commissioner and chair shall 
        prepare and submit a report to the legislative water commission 
        by October 15, 1994, and October 15, 1995.  Thereafter, the 
        report shall be submitted by October 15 of each odd-numbered 
        year. 
           (b) The report shall include, but need not be limited to, 
        matters such as loan allocations and uses, the extent to which 
        the financial assistance is helping implement local water 
        planning priorities, the integration or coordination that has 
        occurred with related programs, and other matters deemed 
        pertinent to the implementation of the program. 
           Subd. 16.  [ASSESSMENT AGAINST REAL PROPERTY.] A county may 
        assess and charge against real property amounts loaned and 
        servicing fees for projects funded under this section.  The 
        auditor of the county where the project is located shall extend 
        the amounts assessed and charged on the tax roll of the county 
        against the real property on which the project is located. 
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 17B.15, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ADMINISTRATION; APPROPRIATION.] The fees 
        for inspection and weighing shall be fixed by the commissioner 
        and be a lien upon the grain.  The commissioner shall set fees 
        for all inspection and weighing in an amount adequate to pay the 
        expenses of carrying out and enforcing the purposes of sections 
        17B.01 to 17B.23, including the portion of general support costs 
        and statewide indirect costs of the agency attributable to that 
        function, with a reserve sufficient for up to six months.  The 
        commissioner shall review the fee schedule twice each year.  Fee 
        adjustments are not subject to chapter 14.  Payment shall be 
        required for services rendered.  If the grain is in transit, the 
        fees shall be paid by the carrier and treated as advance 
        charges, and, if received for storage, the fees shall be paid by 
        the warehouse operator, and added to the storage charges. 
           All fees collected and all fines and penalties for 
        violation of any provision of this chapter shall be deposited in 
        the grain inspection and weighing account, which is created in 
        the state treasury for carrying out the purpose of sections 
        17B.01 to 17B.23.  The money in the account, including interest 
        earned on the account, is annually appropriated to the 
        commissioner of agriculture to administer the provisions of 
        sections 17B.01 to 17B.23. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 32.103, is 
        amended to read: 
           32.103 [INSPECTION OF DAIRIES.] 
           (a) At times the commissioner determines proper, the 
        commissioner shall cause to be inspected all places where dairy 
        products are made, stored, or served as food for pay, and all 
        places where cows are kept by persons engaged in the sale of 
        milk, and shall require the correction of all insanitary 
        conditions and practices found.  During routine inspections or 
        as necessary, the commissioner shall inspect for evidence of use 
        of rBGH in violation of section 32.75, by producers providing 
        affidavits of nontreatment under that section. 
           (b) A refusal or physical threat that prevents the 
        completion of an inspection or neglect to obey a lawful 
        direction of the commissioner or the commissioner's agent given 
        while carrying out this section may result in the suspension of 
        the offender's permit or certification.  The offender is 
        required to meet with a representative of the offender's plant 
        or marketing organization and a representative of the 
        commissioner within 48 hours excluding holidays or weekends or 
        the suspension will take effect.  A producer may request a 
        hearing before the commissioner or the commissioner's agent if a 
        serious concern exists relative to the retention of the 
        offender's permit or certification to sell milk. 
           Sec. 14.  [32.75] [RECOMBINANT BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE 
        LABELING.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] For purposes of this section 
        and sections 32.103, 151.01, and 151.15, "recombinant bovine 
        growth hormone" or "rBGH" means a growth hormone, intended for 
        use in bovine animals, that has been produced through 
        recombinant DNA techniques, described alternately as recombinant 
        bovine somatotropin, or rBST. 
           Subd. 2.  [LABELING.] (a) Products offered for wholesale or 
        retail sale in this state which contain milk, cream, or any 
        product or by-product of milk or cream, which have been 
        processed and handled pursuant to the requirements of this 
        section, may be labeled:  "Milk in this product is from cows not 
        treated with rBGH."  Labeling of dairy products under this 
        section which are offered for sale within this state may also 
        include an indication that the milk used is "farmer certified 
        rBGH-free."  Products offered for wholesale or retail sale in 
        this state need not contain any further label information 
        relative to the use of rBGH in milk production. 
           (b) The label described in paragraph (a) may appear on the 
        principal display panel, as defined in section 31.01, 
        subdivision 22, of a packaged product, be conspicuously attached 
        to the container of a bulk product, or appear in any 
        advertisement, as defined in section 31.01, subdivision 26, for 
        a product, including media advertising, or displays or placards 
        posted in retail stores. 
           Subd. 3.  [AFFIDAVIT; RECORDS.] (a) A dairy plant 
        purchasing milk or cream to be used in products labeled pursuant 
        to subdivision 2 shall require an affidavit approved by the 
        commissioner from producers supplying such milk.  This affidavit 
        must be signed by the producer or authorized representative and 
        state that all cows used in the producer's dairy operations have 
        not and will not be treated with rBGH, without advanced written 
        notice of at least 30 days to the dairy plant. 
           (b) Dairy plants shall keep original affidavits on file for 
        a period of not less than two years after receiving written 
        notice from the producer of anticipated rBGH use, as provided in 
        paragraph (a).  These affidavits and corresponding records must 
        be made available for inspection by the commissioner.  Dairy 
        plants supplying milk or cream to a processor or manufacturer of 
        a product to be labeled pursuant to subdivision 2, for use in 
        that product, shall supply a certification to that processor or 
        manufacturer stating that producers of the supplied milk or 
        cream have executed and delivered affidavits pursuant to 
        paragraph (a).  
           Subd. 4.  [SEPARATION OF NONTREATED COWS AND MILK.] All 
        milk or cream from non-rBGH-treated cows used in manufacturing 
        or processing of products labeled pursuant to subdivision 2, or 
        milk or cream supplied by a producer under an affidavit pursuant 
        to subdivision 3, must be kept fully separate from any other 
        milk or cream through all stages of storage, transportation, and 
        processing until the milk or resulting dairy products are in 
        final packaged form in a properly labeled container.  Records of 
        the separation must be kept by the dairy plant and product 
        processor or manufacturer at all stages and made available to 
        the commissioner for inspection. 
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 41A.09, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DEFINITIONS.] For purposes of this section the 
        terms defined in this subdivision have the meanings given them. 
           (a) "Ethanol" means agriculturally derived fermentation 
        ethyl alcohol derived from agricultural products, including 
        potatoes, cereal, grains, cheese whey, and sugar beets, forest 
        products, or other renewable resources, including residue and 
        waste generated from the production, processing, and marketing 
        of agricultural products, forest products, and other renewable 
        resources, that: 
           (1) meets all of the specifications in ASTM specification D 
        4806-88; and 
           (2) is denatured with unleaded gasoline or rubber 
        hydrocarbon solvent as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, 
        title 27, parts 211 and 212, as adopted by the Bureau of 
        Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms of the United States Treasury 
        Department. 
           (b) "Wet alcohol" means agriculturally derived fermentation 
        ethyl alcohol having a purity of at least 50 percent but less 
        than 99 percent.  
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        41A.09, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [PAYMENTS FROM ACCOUNT.] (a) The commissioner of 
        agriculture shall make cash payments from the account to 
        producers of ethanol or wet alcohol located in the state.  These 
        payments shall apply only to ethanol or wet alcohol fermented in 
        the state.  The amount of the payment for each producer's annual 
        production shall be as follows: 
           (a) (1) for each gallon of ethanol produced on or before 
        June 30, 2000 1995, 20 cents per gallon.; 
           (b) (2) for each gallon of ethanol produced on or before 
        June 30, 2010, 25 cents per gallon; and 
           (3) for each gallon produced of wet alcohol on or before 
        June 30, 2000 2010, a payment in cents per gallon calculated by 
        the formula "alcohol purity in percent divided by five," and 
        rounded to the nearest cent per gallon, but not less than 11 
        cents per gallon. 
           The producer payment for wet alcohol under this section may 
        be paid to either the original producer of wet alcohol or the 
        secondary processor, at the option of the original producer, but 
        not to both. 
           (c) (b) The commissioner shall make payments to producers 
        of ethanol in the amount of 1.5 cents for each kilowatt hour of 
        electricity generated using closed-loop biomass in a 
        cogeneration facility at an ethanol plant located in the state.  
        Payments under this paragraph shall be made only for electricity 
        generated at cogeneration facilities that begin operation by 
        June 30, 2000.  The payments apply to electricity generated on 
        or before the date ten years after the producer first qualifies 
        for payment under this paragraph.  Total payments under this 
        paragraph in any fiscal year may not exceed $750,000.  For the 
        purposes of this paragraph: 
           (1) "closed-loop biomass" means any organic material from a 
        plant that is planted exclusively for purposes of being used to 
        generate electricity; and 
           (2) "cogeneration" means the combined generation of: 
           (i) electrical or mechanical power; and 
           (ii) steam or forms of useful energy, such as heat, that 
        are used for industrial, commercial, heating, or cooling 
        purposes. 
           (c) The total payments from the account to all producers 
        may not exceed $10,000,000 $20,000,000 in any fiscal year during 
        the period beginning July 1, 1993 1994, and ending June 30, 2000 
        2010.\H* (The changes in the preceding sentence beginning "The"\h 
        \Hwere vetoed by the governor.)\h  Total payments from the account 
        to any producer in any fiscal year under paragraph (a) may not 
        exceed:  
           (1) $3,000,000 in fiscal year 1995; and 
           (2) $3,750,000 in fiscal year 1996 and subsequent fiscal 
        years. 
           (d) By the last day of October, January, April, and July, 
        each producer shall file a claim for payment for production 
        during the preceding three calendar months.  The volume of 
        production must be verified by a certified financial audit 
        performed by an independent certified public accountant using 
        generally accepted accounting procedures. 
           (e) Payments shall be made November 15, February 15, May 
        15, and August 15.  
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 41A.09, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [EXPIRATION.] This section expires July 1, 
        2000 2010, and the unobligated balance of each appropriation 
        under this section on that date reverts to the general fund. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 84.0887, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [GROUP HEALTH AND ACCIDENTAL DEATH 
        INSURANCE.] The commissioner may provide group health and 
        accidental death insurance coverage for youth and young adult 
        corps members through an insurance carrier under contract with 
        the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 84.0887, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [EDUCATION AWARDS.] (a) A person employed as a 
        corps member for one year of continuous service, as determined 
        by standards adopted by the commissioner, and who receives a 
        satisfactory evaluation upon termination of employment may be 
        provided an incentive award of $500 or an education certificate 
        in an amount not less than $1,000 nor more than stipulated in 
        the National and Community Service Act (Public Law Number 
        101-610, United States Code, title 42, sections 12501 through 
        12681). 
           (b) The commissioner may authorize a partial incentive 
        award or education certificate to a person employed as a corps 
        member who receives a satisfactory evaluation upon termination 
        of employment if the person is employed as a corps member for 
        less than one year of continuous employment if the commissioner 
        determines that employment was terminated because of special 
        circumstances beyond the control of the corps member.  Partial 
        awards may also be made if the person is employed as a corps 
        member for at least ten months but less than one year and the 
        commissioner determines that employment was terminated in order 
        to enable the person to attend an institution of higher 
        education, vocational institution, or other training program or 
        to enable the person to obtain other employment. 
           (c) The education certificate is valid for seven years 
        after the date of issuance for the payment of tuition, related 
        educational expenses, and required program activity fees at any 
        institution of higher education which accepts the certificate.  
        In instances where a corps member has attained a degree or 
        certificate from an institution of higher education and has an 
        education loan outstanding, the education certificate may be 
        used to repay that loan.  The commissioner shall authorize 
        payment to the institution of face value of the certificate upon 
        presentation. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        84.872, is amended to read: 
           84.872 [YOUTHFUL SNOWMOBILE OPERATORS; PROHIBITIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [RESTRICTIONS ON OPERATION.] 
        Notwithstanding anything in section 84.87 to the contrary, no 
        person under 14 years of age shall make a direct crossing of a 
        trunk, county state-aid, or county highway as the operator of a 
        snowmobile, or operate a snowmobile upon a street or highway 
        within a municipality.  A person 14 years of age or older, but 
        less than 18 years of age, may make a direct crossing of a 
        trunk, county state-aid, or county highway only if the person 
        has in immediate possession a valid snowmobile safety 
        certificate issued by the commissioner or a valid motor vehicle 
        operator's license issued by the commissioner of public safety 
        or the drivers license authority of another state.  No person 
        under the age of 14 years shall operate a snowmobile on any 
        public land, public easements, or water under the jurisdiction 
        of the commissioner unless accompanied by one of the following 
        listed persons on the same or an accompanying snowmobile, or on 
        a device towed by the same or an accompanying snowmobile:  the 
        person's parent, legal guardian, or other person 18 years of age 
        or older.  However, a person 12 years of age or older may 
        operate a snowmobile on public lands, public easements, and 
        waters under the jurisdiction of the commissioner if the person 
        has in immediate possession a valid snowmobile safety 
        certificate issued by the commissioner.  
           Subd. 2.  [OWNER DUTIES.] It is unlawful for any person who 
        is the owner or in lawful control of a snowmobile to permit the 
        snowmobile to be operated contrary to the provisions of this 
        section.  
           Subd. 3.  [REPORTING CONVICTIONS; SUSPENSIONS.] When the 
        judge of a juvenile court, or any of its duly authorized agents, 
        shall determine that any person, while less than 18 years of 
        age, has violated the provisions of sections 84.81 to 84.88, or 
        any other state or local law or ordinance regulating the 
        operation of snowmobiles, the judge, or duly authorized agent, 
        shall immediately report such this determination to the 
        commissioner and may recommend the suspension of the person's 
        snowmobile safety certificate.  The commissioner is hereby 
        authorized to suspend the certificate, without a hearing. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 85.015, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ACQUISITION.] (a) The commissioner of 
        natural resources shall establish, develop, maintain, and 
        operate the trails designated in this section.  Each trail shall 
        have the purposes assigned to it in this section.  The 
        commissioner of natural resources may acquire lands by gift or 
        purchase, in fee or easement, for the trail and facilities 
        related to the trail.  
           (b) Notwithstanding the offering to public entities, 
        referral to executive council, public sale and related notice 
        and publication requirements of sections 94.09 to 94.165, the 
        commissioner of natural resources, in the name of the state, may 
        sell surplus lands not needed for trail purposes at private sale 
        to adjoining property owners and leaseholders.  The conveyance 
        must be by quitclaim in a form approved by the attorney general 
        for a consideration not less than the appraised value.  
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 94.09, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  On or before November 15 of each even numbered 
        year the commissioner of administration shall report to the 
        governor and the legislature for the two-year period immediately 
        preceding the following: 
           (a) The lands which state departments and agencies have 
        certified as no longer needed.  
           (b) The lands which have been determined to be no longer 
        needed for state purposes, regarding which the executive council 
        has been formally notified.  
           (c) The lands which have been publicly sold.  
           (d) The trail lands which have been privately sold to 
        adjoining property owners and leaseholders under section 85.015, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (b). 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        97A.028, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [EMERGENCY DETERRENT MATERIALS ASSISTANCE.] (a) 
        For the purposes of this subdivision, "cooperative damage 
        management agreement" means an agreement between a landowner and 
        the commissioner that establishes a program for addressing the 
        problem of destruction of specialty crops by wild animals on the 
        landowner's property. 
           (b) A person may apply to the commissioner for emergency 
        deterrent materials assistance in controlling destruction of 
        specialty crops by wild animals.  Subject to the availability of 
        money appropriated for this purpose, the commissioner shall 
        provide suitable deterrent materials, up to $3,000 in value per 
        individual or corporation, when the commissioner determines that:
           (1) immediate action is necessary to prevent significant 
        damage from continuing; and 
           (2) a cooperative damage management agreement cannot be 
        implemented immediately. 
           (c) As a condition of receiving emergency deterrent 
        materials assistance under this subdivision, a landowner shall 
        enter into a cooperative damage management agreement with the 
        commissioner.  Deterrent materials provided by the commissioner 
        may include repellents, fencing materials, or other materials 
        recommended in the agreement to alleviate the damage 
        problem.  If requested by a landowner, any fencing materials 
        provided must be capable of providing long-term protection of 
        specialty crops.  A landowner may not receive emergency 
        deterrent materials assistance under this subdivision more than 
        once.  A landowner who receives emergency deterrent materials 
        assistance under this subdivision shall comply with the terms of 
        the cooperative damage management agreement. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 97A.441, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6a.  [TAKING SMALL GAME; DISABLED VETERANS.] A person 
        authorized to issue licenses must issue, without a fee, a 
        license to take small game to a resident who is a veteran, as 
        defined in section 197.447, and who has a 100 percent service 
        connected disability as defined by the United States Veterans 
        Administration upon being furnished satisfactory evidence. 
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 97A.485, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [REDEMPTION OF UNSOLD LICENSES.] The commissioner 
        must redeem unsold licenses submitted within the redemption time 
        prescribed by the commissioner.  Licenses that are not submitted 
        for redemption within the prescribed time are considered to have 
        been sold and the auditor or county to whom the licenses were 
        furnished are accountable for them.  A county auditor must 
        refund the license fees prepaid by the auditor's subagent for 
        unsold licenses submitted within a time period established by 
        the commissioner.  Unsold resident and nonresident 24-hour 
        angling licenses held by a subagent may not be returned prior to 
        the end of the license year unless the appointment of the 
        subagent is revoked under subdivision 3, or voluntarily 
        terminated by the subagent. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        97B.071, is amended to read: 
           97B.071 [BLAZE ORANGE REQUIREMENTS.] 
           (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a person may not 
        hunt or trap during the open season in a zone or area where deer 
        may be taken by firearms under applicable laws and ordinances, 
        unless the visible portion of the person's cap and outer 
        clothing above the waist, excluding sleeves and gloves, is blaze 
        orange.  Blaze orange includes a camouflage pattern of at least 
        50 percent blaze orange within each foot square.  This section 
        does not apply to migratory waterfowl hunters on waters of this 
        state or in a stationary shooting location. 
           This section is effective for the 1994 firearms deer season 
        and subsequent firearms deer seasons.  The commissioner of 
        natural resources shall, by way of public service announcements 
        and other means, inform the public of the provisions of this 
        section. 
           (b) The commissioner may, by rule, prescribe an alternative 
        color in cases where paragraph (a) would violate the Religious 
        Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, Public Law Number 103-141. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 103F.725, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE; LOANS.] (a) Up to 
        $10,000,000 of the balance in the water pollution control 
        revolving fund in section 446A.07, as determined by the public 
        facilities authority shall be appropriated to the commissioner 
        for the establishment of a clean water partnership loan program. 
           (b) The agency may award loans for up to 100 percent of the 
        costs associated with activities identified by the agency as 
        best management practices pursuant to section 319 and section 
        320 of the federal Water Quality Act of 1987, as amended, 
        including associated administrative costs. 
           (c) Loans may be used to finance clean water partnership 
        grant project eligible costs not funded by grant assistance. 
           (d) The interest rate, at or below market rate, and the 
        term, not to exceed 20 years, shall be determined by the agency 
        in consultation with the public facilities authority. 
           (e) The repayment must be deposited in the water pollution 
        control revolving fund under section 446A.07. 
           (f) The local unit of government receiving the loan is 
        responsible for repayment of the loan. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 103F.745, is 
        amended to read: 
           103F.745 [RULES.] 
           (a) The agency shall adopt rules necessary to implement 
        sections 103F.701 to 103F.761.  The rules shall contain at a 
        minimum: 
           (1) procedures to be followed by local units of government 
        in applying for technical or financial assistance or both; 
           (2) conditions for the administration of assistance; 
           (3) procedures for the development, evaluation, and 
        implementation of best management practices; 
           (4) requirements for a diagnostic study and implementation 
        plan; 
           (5) criteria for the evaluation and approval of a 
        diagnostic study and implementation plan; 
           (6) criteria for the evaluation of best management 
        practices; 
           (7) criteria for the ranking of projects in order of 
        priority for assistance; 
           (8) criteria for defining and evaluating eligible costs and 
        cost-sharing by local units of government applying for 
        assistance; and 
           (9) other matters as the agency and the commissioner find 
        necessary for the proper administration of sections 103F.701 to 
        103F.761, including any rules determined by the commissioner to 
        be necessary for the implementation of federal programs to 
        control nonpoint source water pollution.  
           (b) For financial assistance by loan under section 
        103F.725, subdivision 1a, criteria established by rule for the 
        clean water partnership grants program shall guide requirements 
        and administrative procedures for the loan program until January 
        1, 1996, or the effective date of the administrative rules for 
        the clean water partnership loan program, whichever occurs first.
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 103F.761, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DUTIES.] (a) The project coordination team shall 
        advise the agency in preparation of rules, evaluate projects, 
        and recommend to the commissioner those projects that the team 
        believes should receive financial or technical assistance or 
        both from the agency.  After approval of assistance for a 
        project by the agency, the team shall review project activities 
        and assist in the coordination of the state program with other 
        state and federal resource management programs.  
           (b) For state agencies or departments receiving funding 
        under section 446A.07, subdivision 6, the project coordination 
        team shall provide guidance for the allocation of water 
        pollution control fund nonpoint source pollution funding with 
        consideration to statewide environmental priorities including 
        priorities for types of projects and geographic or watershed 
        priorities.  A subcommittee of the project coordination team 
        will be formed for each of the separate funding areas under 
        section 446A.07, subdivision 6, and shall be chaired by the 
        appropriate lead state agency or department.  Each subcommittee 
        shall evaluate and rank projects within its area with 
        consideration given to the guidance provided by the project 
        coordination team. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115A.5501, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [MEASUREMENT; PROCEDURES.] To measure the overall 
        percentage of packaging in the statewide solid waste stream, the 
        commissioner director and the chair of the metropolitan council, 
        in consultation with the director commissioner, shall each 
        conduct an annual four-season solid waste composition study in 
        the nonmetropolitan and metropolitan areas respectively or shall 
        develop an alternative method that is as statistically reliable 
        as a waste composition study to measure the percentage of 
        packaging in the waste stream. 
           Beginning in 1993, The chair of the council shall submit 
        the results from the metropolitan area to the commissioner 
        director by March May 1 of each year.  The commissioner 
        director shall average the nonmetropolitan and metropolitan 
        results and submit the statewide percentage, along with a 
        statistically reliable margin of error, to the director by April 
        1 of each year.  The director shall report the information to 
        the legislative commission on waste management by July 1 of each 
        year. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116.07, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [PERMITS; LANDFARMING CONTAMINATED SOIL.] (a) If 
        the agency receives an application for a permit to spread soil 
        contaminated by a harmful substance as defined in section 
        115B.25, subdivision 7a, on land in a township other than the 
        township of origin of the soil, the agency must notify the board 
        of the township where the spreading would occur at least 60 days 
        prior to issuing the permit.  
           (b) The agency must not issue a permit to spread 
        contaminated soil on land outside the township of origin if, by 
        resolution, the township board of the township where the soil is 
        to be spread requests that the agency not issue a permit. 
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116.182, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [APPLICABILITY.] This section governs the 
        commissioner's certification of applications for projects 
        seeking financial assistance under section 103F.725, subdivision 
        1a, 446A.07, or 446A.071. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116.182, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [PROJECT REVIEW.] The commissioner shall review a 
        municipality's proposed project and financial assistance 
        application to determine whether they meet it meets the criteria 
        in this section and the rules adopted under this section.  The 
        review must include a determination of the essential project 
        components for wastewater treatment projects. 
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116.182, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [CERTIFICATION OF APPROVED PROJECTS.] The 
        commissioner shall certify to the authority each approved 
        application project, including for wastewater treatment projects 
        a statement of the essential project components and associated 
        costs. 
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116.182, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [RULES.] The agency shall adopt rules for the 
        administration of the financial assistance program.  For 
        wastewater treatment projects, the rules must include: 
           (1) application requirements; 
           (2) criteria for the ranking of projects in order of 
        priority based on factors including the type of project and the 
        degree of environmental impact, and scenic and wild river 
        standards; and 
           (3) criteria for determining essential project components. 
           Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 151.01, 
        subdivision 28, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 28.  [VETERINARY LEGEND DRUG.] "Veterinary legend 
        drug" means biosynthetic bovine somatotropin (BST) until June 
        12, 1992, or a drug that is required by federal law to bear the 
        following statement:  "Caution:  Federal law restricts this drug 
        to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian." 
           Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 151.15, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [UNLICENSED PERSONS; VETERINARY LEGEND DRUGS.] It 
        shall be unlawful for any person other than a licensed 
        veterinarian or pharmacist to compound or dispense veterinary 
        legend drugs except as provided in this chapter.  Until June 12, 
        1992, a veterinarian or veterinarian's assistant may use 
        biosynthetic bovine somatotropin (BST) for medical or research 
        purposes only.  Biosynthetic bovine somatotropin (BST) may not 
        be dispensed to, used by, or administered by a person who is not 
        a licensed veterinarian or a veterinarian's assistant under the 
        veterinarian's supervision. 
           Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 151.25, is 
        amended to read: 
           151.25 [REGISTRATION OF MANUFACTURERS; FEE; PROHIBITIONS.] 
           The board shall require and provide for the annual 
        registration of every person engaged in manufacturing drugs, 
        medicines, chemicals, or poisons for medicinal purposes, now or 
        hereafter doing business with accounts in this state.  Upon a 
        payment of a fee as set by the board, the board shall issue a 
        registration certificate in such form as it may prescribe to 
        such manufacturer.  Such registration certificate shall be 
        displayed in a conspicuous place in such manufacturer's or 
        wholesaler's place of business for which it is issued and expire 
        on the date set by the board.  It shall be unlawful for any 
        person to manufacture drugs, medicines, chemicals, or poisons 
        for medicinal purposes unless such a certificate has been issued 
        to the person by the board.  It shall be unlawful for any person 
        engaged in the manufacture of drugs, medicines, chemicals, or 
        poisons for medicinal purposes, or the person's agent, to sell 
        legend drugs or biosynthetic bovine somatotropin (BST) until 
        June 12, 1992, to other than a pharmacy, except as provided in 
        this chapter. 
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 296.02, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [TAX CREDIT FOR AGRICULTURAL ALCOHOL GASOLINE.] 
        Until October 1, 1997, a distributor shall be allowed a credit 
        on each gallon of denatured ethanol commercially blended with 
        gasoline or blended in a tank truck with gasoline on which the 
        tax imposed by subdivision 1 is due and payable.  Denatured 
        ethanol is defined in section 296.01, subdivision 13.  After 
        June 30, 1987, The amount of the credit for every gallon of 
        denatured ethanol blended with gasoline to produce agricultural 
        alcohol gasoline is: 
           (1) until October 1, 1994, 20 cents; 
           (2) until October 1, 1995, 15 cents; 
           (3) until October 1, 1996, ten cents; and 
           (4) until October 1, 1997, five cents. 
           The credit allowed a distributor must not exceed the total 
        tax liability under subdivision 1.  The tax credit received by a 
        distributor on denatured ethanol blended with motor fuels shall 
        be passed on to the retailer. 
           Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 446A.02, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY.] For the purposes of 
        sections 446A.01 to 446A.09 this chapter, the terms in this 
        section have the meanings given them. 
           Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 446A.02, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [AGENCY.] "Agency" means the Minnesota pollution 
        control agency. 
           Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        446A.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The Minnesota public 
        facilities authority consists of the commissioner of trade and 
        economic development, the commissioner of finance, the 
        commissioner of the pollution control agency, the commissioner 
        of agriculture, and three additional members appointed by the 
        governor from the general public with the advice and consent of 
        the senate the commissioner of health. 
           Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 446A.03, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3a.  [DELEGATION.] In addition to any powers to 
        delegate that members of the authority have as commissioners, 
        they may delegate to the commissioner of trade and economic 
        development their responsibilities as members of the authority 
        for reviewing and approving financing of eligible projects that 
        have been certified to the authority. 
           Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 446A.07, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [INTENDED USE PLAN.] The pollution control agency 
        shall annually prepare and submit to the United States 
        Environmental Protection Agency an intended use plan.  The plan 
        must identify the intended uses of the amounts available to the 
        water pollution control revolving fund, including a list of 
        wastewater treatment and storm water projects and all other 
        eligible activities to be funded during the fiscal 
        year.  Information regarding eligible activities must be 
        submitted to the pollution control agency by the appropriate 
        state agency or department within 30 days of written 
        notification by the pollution control agency.  The pollution 
        control agency may not submit the plan until it has received the 
        review and comment of the authority or until 30 days have 
        elapsed since the plan was submitted to the authority, whichever 
        occurs first. 
           Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 446A.07, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [AWARD AND TERMS OF LOANS.] The authority shall 
        award loans to those municipalities and other entities certified 
        by the pollution control agency. or shall provide funding for 
        the appropriate state agency or department to make loans for 
        eligible activities certified by the pollution control agency 
        provided the use of funds and the terms and conditions of the 
        loans must be are in conformance with the Federal Water 
        Pollution Control Act, this section, and rules of the pollution 
        control agency, and the authority adopted under this section. 
           Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 446A.07, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [OTHER USES OF REVOLVING FUND.] The water 
        pollution control revolving fund may be used as provided in 
        title VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, including 
        the following uses: 
           (1) to buy or refinance the debt obligation of governmental 
        units for treatment works where debt was incurred and 
        construction begun after March 7, 1985, at or below market 
        rates; 
           (2) to guarantee or purchase insurance for local 
        obligations to improve credit market access or reduce interest 
        rates; 
           (3) to provide a source of revenue or security for the 
        payment of principal and interest on revenue or general 
        obligation bonds issued by the authority if the bond proceeds 
        are deposited in the fund; 
           (4) to provide loan guarantees, loans, or set-aside for 
        similar revolving funds established by a governmental unit other 
        than state agencies, or state agencies under sections 11, 27, 
        116J.403, 116J.617, and 462A.05; provided that no more than 
        $2,000,000 of the balance in the fund may be used for the small 
        cities block grant program under section 116J.403 and the 
        tourism loan program under section 116J.617, taken together, and 
        no more than $2,000,000 of the balance in the fund may be used 
        for home improvement loan programs under section 462A.05; 
           (5) to earn interest on fund accounts; and 
           (6) to pay the reasonable costs incurred by the authority 
        and the agency of administering the fund and conducting 
        activities required under the Federal Water Pollution Control 
        Act, including water quality management planning under section 
        205(j) of the act and water quality standards continuing 
        planning under section 303(e) of the act. 
           Amounts spent under clause (6) may not exceed the amount 
        allowed under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.  
           Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 446A.07, 
        subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [PAYMENTS.] Payments from the fund must be made 
        in accordance with the applicable state and federal law 
        governing the payments, except that for projects other than 
        those funded under section 11, 27, 116J.403, 116J.617, or 
        462A.05, no payment for a project may be made to a governmental 
        unit until and unless the authority has determined the total 
        estimated cost of the project and ascertained that financing of 
        the project is assured by: 
           (1) a loan authorized by state law or the appropriation of 
        proceeds of bonds or other money of the governmental unit to a 
        fund for the construction of the project; and 
           (2) an irrevocable undertaking, by resolution of the 
        governing body of the governmental unit, to use all money made 
        available for the project exclusively for the project, and to 
        pay any additional amount by which the cost of the project 
        exceeds the estimate by the appropriation to the construction 
        fund of additional money or the proceeds of additional bonds to 
        be issued by the governmental unit. 
           Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 446A.07, 
        subdivision 11, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [RULES OF THE AGENCY.] The agency shall adopt 
        rules relating to the procedure for preparation of the annual 
        intended use plan and other matters that the agency considers 
        necessary for proper loan administration.  Eligible activities 
        are those required under the federal Water Pollution Control Act 
        of 1987, as amended. 
           Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 446A.071, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PROGRAM.] (a) The 
        authority shall establish the wastewater infrastructure funding 
        program to provide supplemental assistance, as provided in rules 
        of the authority, to municipalities that receive loans or other 
        assistance from the water pollution control revolving fund under 
        section 446A.07 for wastewater treatment projects excluding 
        storm water projects. 
           (b) The authority may secure funds for the wastewater 
        infrastructure funding program through state appropriations; any 
        source identified in section 446A.04 which may be designated by 
        the authority for the purposes of this section; and any federal 
        funding appropriated by Congress that may be used for the 
        purposes of this section. 
           (c) The authority may set aside up to ten percent of the 
        money appropriated to the wastewater infrastructure funding 
        program for wastewater projects that are necessary to 
        accommodate economic development projects. 
           Sec. 50.  [446A.081] [DRINKING WATER REVOLVING FUND.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) For the purposes of this 
        section, the terms in this subdivision have the meanings given 
        them.  
           (b) "Act" means the federal Drinking Water Infrastructure 
        Financing Act. 
           (c) "Department" means the department of health. 
           Subd. 2.  [ESTABLISHMENT OF FUND.] The authority shall 
        establish a drinking water revolving fund to provide loans and 
        other forms of financial assistance authorized by the act, as 
        determined by the authority under the rules adopted under this 
        section for the purposes and eligible costs authorized under the 
        act.  The fund must be credited with repayments.  The act 
        requires that the fund corpus must be managed so as to be 
        available in perpetuity for the financing of drinking water 
        systems in the state.  At a minimum, 15 percent of the funds 
        received each federal fiscal year shall be available solely for 
        providing loans to public water systems which regularly serve 
        fewer than 10,000 individuals.  
           Subd. 3.  [STATE FUNDS.] A state matching fund is 
        established to be used in compliance with federal matching 
        requirements specified in the act.  
           Subd. 4.  [CAPITALIZATION GRANT AGREEMENT.] The authority 
        shall enter into an agreement with the administrator of the 
        United States Environmental Protection Agency to receive 
        capitalization grants for the fund.  The authority and the 
        department may exercise the powers necessary to comply with the 
        requirements specified in the agreement.  
           Subd. 5.  [INTENDED USE PLAN.] The authority shall annually 
        prepare and submit to the United States Environmental Protection 
        Agency an intended use plan.  The plan must identify the 
        intended uses of the amounts available to the drinking water 
        revolving loan fund.  The department shall provide a prioritized 
        list of drinking water projects and other eligible activities to 
        be considered for funding by the authority.  The plan may be 
        amended by the authority and include additional eligible 
        projects proposed by the department. 
           Subd. 6.  [APPLICATIONS.] Applications by municipalities, 
        privately owned public water systems, and eligible entities 
        identified in the annual intended use plan for loans from the 
        fund must be made to the authority on the forms prescribed by 
        the rules of the authority and the rules of the department 
        adopted under this section.  The authority shall forward the 
        application to the department within ten days of receipt.  The 
        department shall approve those applications that appear to meet 
        the criteria in the act, this section, and the rules of the 
        department or the authority.  
           Subd. 7.  [AWARD AND TERMS OF LOANS.] The authority shall 
        award loans to those municipalities, privately owned public 
        water systems, and other eligible entities approved by the 
        department, provided that the applicant is able to comply with 
        the terms and conditions of the authority loan, which must be in 
        conformance with the act, this section, and the rules of the 
        authority adopted under this section.  
           Subd. 8.  [LOAN CONDITIONS.] (a) When making loans from the 
        drinking water revolving fund, the authority shall comply with 
        the conditions of the act, including the criteria in paragraphs 
        (b) to (e).  
           (b) Loans must be made at or below market interest rates, 
        including zero interest loans, for terms not to exceed 20 years. 
           (c) The annual principal and interest payments must begin 
        no later than one year after completion of the project.  Loans 
        must be amortized no later than 20 years after project 
        completion.  
           (d) A loan recipient must identify and establish a 
        dedicated source of revenue for repayment of the loan, and 
        provide for a source of revenue to properly operate, maintain, 
        and repair the water system.  
           (e) The fund must be credited with all payments of 
        principal and interest on all loans, except the costs as 
        permitted under section 446A.04, subdivision 5, paragraph (a). 
           Subd. 9.  [OTHER USES OF FUND.] The drinking water 
        revolving loan fund may be used as provided in the act, 
        including the following uses: 
           (1) to buy or refinance the debt obligations, at or below 
        market rates, of public water systems for drinking water 
        systems, where such debt was incurred after the date of 
        enactment of the act, for the purposes of construction of the 
        necessary improvements to comply with the national primary 
        drinking water regulations under the federal Safe Drinking Water 
        Act; 
           (2) to purchase or guarantee insurance for local 
        obligations to improve credit market access or reduce interest 
        rates; 
           (3) to provide a source of revenue or security for the 
        payment of principal and interest on revenue or general 
        obligation bonds issued by the authority if the bond proceeds 
        are deposited in the fund; 
           (4) to provide loans or loan guarantees for similar 
        revolving funds established by a governmental unit or state 
        agency; 
           (5) to earn interest on fund accounts; and 
           (6) to pay the reasonable costs incurred by the authority 
        and the department for conducting activities as authorized and 
        required under the act up to the limits authorized under the act.
           Subd. 10.  [PAYMENTS.] Payments from the fund to borrowers 
        must be in accordance with the applicable state and federal laws 
        governing such payments, except no payment for a project may be 
        made to a borrower until and unless the authority has determined 
        that the total estimated cost of the project and the financing 
        of the project are assured by:  
           (1) a loan authorized by state law or appropriation of 
        proceeds of bonds or other money of the borrower to a fund for 
        the construction of the project; and 
           (2) an irrevocable undertaking, by resolution of the 
        governing body of the borrower, to use all money made available 
        for the project exclusively for the project, and to pay any 
        additional amount by which the cost of the project exceeds the 
        estimate by the appropriation to the construction fund of 
        additional money or proceeds of additional bonds to be issued by 
        the borrower.  
           Subd. 11.  [RULES OF THE AUTHORITY.] The commissioner of 
        trade and economic development shall adopt rules containing the 
        procedures for the administration of the authority's duties as 
        provided by this section that include:  setting of interest 
        rates, which shall take into account the financial need of the 
        applicant; the amount of project financing to be provided; the 
        collateral required for public drinking water systems and for 
        privately owned public water systems; dedicated sources of 
        revenue or income streams to ensure repayment of loans; and the 
        requirements to ensure proper operation, maintenance, and repair 
        of the water systems financed by the authority.  
           Subd. 12.  [RULES OF THE DEPARTMENT.] The department shall 
        adopt rules relating to the procedures for administration of the 
        department's duties under the act and this section.  The 
        department and the commissioner of the department of trade and 
        economic development may adopt a single set of rules for the 
        program. 
           Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 446A.11, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [POWERS.] In implementing the purposes and 
        the programs transferred to the authority by section 446A.10, 
        subdivision 2 described in this chapter, the authority has the 
        powers in this section.  
           Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 446A.12, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [BONDING AUTHORITY.] The authority may 
        issue negotiable bonds in a principal amount that the authority 
        determines necessary to provide sufficient funds for achieving 
        its purposes, including the making of loans and purchase of 
        securities, the payment of interest on bonds of the authority, 
        the establishment of reserves to secure its bonds, the payment 
        of fees to a third party providing credit enhancement, and the 
        payment of all other expenditures of the authority incident to 
        and necessary or convenient to carry out its corporate purposes 
        and powers, but not including the making of grants.  Bonds of 
        the authority may be issued as bonds or notes or in any other 
        form authorized by law.  The principal amount of bonds issued 
        and outstanding under this section at any time may not exceed 
        $250,000,000 $350,000,000.  
           Sec. 53.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 446A.15, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [CERTIFICATION AND BUDGET REQUEST.] To assure the 
        payment of the principal of and interest on bonds of the 
        authority issued prior to January 1, 1994, and the continued 
        maintenance of all debt service reserve funds created and 
        established for that payment, the authority shall annually 
        determine and certify to the governor, on or before December 1, 
        the following amounts: 
           (1) the amount then needed to restore each debt service 
        reserve fund securing in whole or in part the payment of 
        principal of and interest on bonds of the authority issued prior 
        to January 1, 1994, to the minimum amount required by the 
        resolution or indenture establishing the fund, but not exceeding 
        the maximum amount of principal and interest to become due and 
        payable in any later year on all bonds issued prior to January 
        1, 1994, that are then outstanding and secured by the fund; and 
           (2) the amount determined by the authority to be needed in 
        the immediately ensuing fiscal year, with other funds pledged 
        and estimated to be received during that year, for the payment 
        of the principal and interest due and payable in that year on 
        all then outstanding bonds secured by a debt service reserve 
        fund securing in whole or in part the payment of principal of 
        and interest on bonds of the authority issued prior to January 
        1, 1994, the amount of which is then less than the minimum 
        amount agreed, but not exceeding the maximum amount of principal 
        and interest to become due and payable in the immediately 
        ensuing fiscal year on bonds prior to January 1, 1994. 
           The governor shall include in the proposed biennial budget 
        for the following fiscal year, or in a supplemental budget if 
        the biennial budget has previously been approved, the amounts 
        certified by the authority in accordance with this subdivision. 
           Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 477A.12, is 
        amended to read: 
           477A.12 [ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS; LANDS ELIGIBLE; 
        CERTIFICATION OF ACREAGE.] 
           There is annually appropriated to the commissioner of 
        natural resources from the general fund for payment to counties 
        within the state an amount equal to: 
           (1) for acquired natural resources land, $3 multiplied by 
        the number of acres of acquired natural resources land, or 
        three-fourths of one percent of the appraised value, whichever 
        is greater; 
           (2) 75 85 cents multiplied by the number of acres of 
        county-administered other natural resources land,; and 
           (3) 37.5 42 cents multiplied by the number of acres of 
        commissioner-administered other natural resources land located 
        in each county as of July 1 of each year.  
           Lands for which payments in lieu are made pursuant to 
        section 97A.061, subdivision 3, and Laws 1973, chapter 567, 
        shall not be eligible for payments under this section.  Each 
        county auditor shall certify to the department of natural 
        resources during July of each year the number of acres of 
        county-administered other natural resources land within the 
        county.  The department of natural resources may, in addition to 
        the certification of acreage, require descriptive lists of land 
        so certified.  The commissioner of natural resources shall 
        determine and certify the number of acres of acquired natural 
        resources land and commissioner-administered natural resources 
        land within each county. 
           For the purposes of this section, the appraised value of 
        acquired natural resources land is the purchase price for the 
        first five years after acquisition.  The appraised value of 
        acquired natural resources land received as a donation is the 
        value determined for the commissioner of natural resources by a 
        licensed appraiser, or the county assessor's estimated market 
        value if no appraisal is done.  The appraised value must be 
        determined by the county assessor every five years after the 
        land is acquired.\H* (The changes in section 54 were vetoed by the\h 
        \Hgovernor.)\h 
           Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        477A.14, is amended to read: 
           477A.14 [USE OF FUNDS.] 
           Forty percent of the total payment to the county shall be 
        deposited in the county general revenue fund to be used to 
        provide property tax levy reduction.  The remainder shall be 
        distributed by the county in the following priority:  
           (a) 37.5 42.5 cents for each acre of county-administered 
        other natural resources land shall be deposited in a resource 
        development fund to be created within the county treasury for 
        use in resource development, forest management, game and fish 
        habitat improvement, and recreational development and 
        maintenance of county-administered other natural resources 
        land.  Any county receiving less than $5,000 annually for the 
        resource development fund may elect to deposit that amount in 
        the county general revenue fund; 
           (b) From the funds remaining, within 30 days of receipt of 
        the payment to the county, the county treasurer shall pay each 
        organized township 30 cents per acre of acquired natural 
        resources land and 7.5 8.5 cents per acre of other natural 
        resources land located within its boundaries.  Payments for 
        natural resources lands not located in an organized township 
        shall be deposited in the county general revenue fund.  Payments 
        to counties and townships pursuant to this paragraph shall be 
        used to provide property tax levy reduction.  Provided that, if 
        the total payment to the county pursuant to section 477A.12 is 
        not sufficient to fully fund the distribution provided for in 
        this clause, the amount available shall be distributed to each 
        township and the county general revenue fund on a pro rata 
        basis; and 
           (c) Any remaining funds shall be deposited in the county 
        general revenue fund.  Provided that, if the distribution to the 
        county general revenue fund exceeds $35,000, the excess shall be 
        used to provide property tax levy reduction. 
           Sec. 56.  [SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND 
        ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TASK FORCE; STAFF.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE; TASK FORCE MEMBERSHIP.] In order 
        to build a consensus on how to achieve the sustainable economic 
        development and environmental protection goals of the 
        environmental quality board sustainable development initiative 
        throughout the state, the sustainable economic development and 
        environmental protection task force is established.  The task 
        force consists of 17 members who serve at the pleasure of the 
        appointing authority as follows: 
           (1) six legislators, including three members of the senate 
        appointed by the subcommittee on committees of the committee on 
        rules and administration, and three members of the house of 
        representatives appointed by the speaker of the house; and 
           (2) 11 public members who are residents of the state, 
        appointed by the chair of the environmental quality board.  Of 
        the 11 members appointed by the chair of the environmental 
        quality board, at least one member shall represent towns, one 
        member shall represent cities, one member shall represent 
        counties, and one shall represent regional development 
        commissions. 
           At least one legislator from each house appointed under 
        clause (1) must be a member of the minority caucus. 
           Subd. 2.  [CHAIRS.] The legislative appointing authorities 
        shall designate a legislative appointee to serve as co-chair of 
        the task force and the chair of the environmental quality board 
        shall designate one of the 11 public members as the other 
        co-chair. 
           Subd. 3.  [STAFF.] The environmental quality board shall 
        provide coordination and staff support for the task force. 
           Subd. 4.  [SUNSET.] The task force shall expire on June 30, 
        1995, at which time a final report and recommendation are due. 
           Sec. 57.  [DUTIES.] 
           The task force shall research and recommend: 
           (1) what policies or goals are of statewide interest 
        relating to sustainable communities and land use that should 
        guide decision making at state, regional, and local levels; 
           (2) what planning framework and process will enhance 
        collaboration at all levels to help achieve the goals; and 
           (3) how the planning framework will incorporate the 
        following nonexclusive list of issues:  sustainable economic 
        development, protection of natural resources, urban-rural 
        linkages, and citizen involvement. 
           Sec. 58.  [PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT.] 
           The environmental quality board and the task force shall 
        ensure extensive, broad-based involvement of citizens and both 
        public and private sectors in the recommendations.  The 
        environmental quality board may contract with facilitators or 
        other consultants to help ensure extensive public participation 
        and to help incorporate public comments into the process. 
           Sec. 59.  [REPORT.] 
           By January 1, 1995, the environmental quality board and the 
        task force shall submit to the governor and the legislature an 
        initial report of the task force's and the board's findings and 
        recommendations for legislation. 
           Sec. 60.  [PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES; ACQUIRED NATURAL 
        RESOURCES LANDS.] 
           (a) The payments required to be made in July 1994 under 
        section 54 must be made as provided in this section. 
           (b) In July 1994, the commissioner of natural resources 
        shall make payments to counties based on the per-acre amounts in 
        section 54. 
           (c) By December 1, 1994, each county auditor shall certify 
        the total appraised value of natural resources land acquired in 
        the county prior to July 1, 1990, or shall certify that the 
        county will accept payment of $3 per acre of acquired natural 
        resources land in the county as payment in full of amounts due 
        under section 54, clause (1).  The commissioner shall make 
        payments of any additional amounts due under section 54, clause 
        (1), by March 1, 1995. 
           Sec. 61.  [ST. LOUIS COUNTY WASTE LOANS.] 
           Any outstanding St. Louis county obligations for grants and 
        loans for construction or operation of the Babbitt waste tire 
        facility under Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 116M.07, or 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54, subdivision 2a, or 298.22, 
        are canceled.  If the Babbitt waste tire facility is sold, and 
        if the revenue from the sale exceeds the outstanding principal 
        and interest owed to St. Louis county, the excess revenue must 
        be paid to the state. 
           Sec. 62.  [WINONA COUNTY SOLID WASTE GRANT OR LOAN 
        FORGIVEN.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115A.54, 
        subdivision 3, the awarding resolution, or the agreement between 
        Winona county and the state acting through the office of waste 
        management, formerly the waste management board, Winona county 
        need not repay the outstanding balance of the grant or loan made 
        to it under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54, subdivision 2. 
           Sec. 63.  [OVERHEAD POWER LINE RELOCATION.] 
           An electric public utility company having overhead electric 
        power lines within Indian Mounds Park in the city of Saint Paul 
        must remove the support structures and remove, relocate, or bury 
        the power lines by October 1, 1995. 
           Sec. 64.  [MINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL BOARD STUDY.] 
           The Minnesota Zoological board shall study alternatives to 
        the two free days per month requirement in Minnesota Statutes 
        1992, section 85A.02, subdivision 17.  Alternatives to be 
        considered shall include, but not be limited to:  
           (1) distributing free admission tickets equal to ten 
        percent of the average total yearly admissions; and 
           (2) limiting the number of admissions on free days.  
           Alternatives to be considered must promote zoo visits by 
        low-income residents of Minnesota, and shall include proposals 
        for transporting visitors to and from the zoo.  
           By January 1, 1995, the board shall submit a report to the 
        house committee on environment and natural resources finance and 
        the senate environment and natural resources finance division.  
        The report must include an implementation plan for the 1995 
        season. 
           Sec. 65.  [LEWIS AND CLARK PROJECT.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [NEGOTIATIONS; COORDINATION.] (a) The 
        governor or an agency designated by the governor may enter into 
        negotiations with appropriate officials and agencies of the 
        United States for purposes of obtaining financial support for 
        the construction of the proposed Lewis and Clark rural water 
        system in southwestern Minnesota. 
           (b) The governor or designated agency shall cooperate with 
        local project sponsors of the Lewis and Clark rural water system 
        to coordinate state water policy issues and respond to proposals 
        to establish federal financial participation.  Local sponsors 
        shall contribute funds in combination with the state in order to 
        match funds provided by the United States.  The state cost share 
        shall not exceed 50 percent of the total nonfederal match 
        required for Minnesota project features.  The amount contributed 
        by the state of Minnesota for project construction shall be 
        subject to the express appropriation of the legislature. 
           Subd. 2.  [WORK PROGRAM; PROGRESS REPORTS.] (a) The 
        southwest regional development commission shall submit a work 
        program for approval by the commissioner before spending any 
        money appropriated for the purposes of this paragraph under 
        section 5, subdivision 2.  The work program shall indicate the 
        activities to be undertaken by the Lewis and Clark rural water 
        system and the four participating Minnesota systems in the 
        following areas: 
           (1) water conservation activities including leak detection, 
        water use restrictions, water pricing policies, and public 
        education; 
           (2) groundwater protection activities, including public 
        education programs and technical assistance provided to local 
        water systems; 
           (3) reporting and coordination of water exploration 
        activity with the Minnesota geological survey and the department 
        of natural resources; 
           (4) evaluation of constructed or restored wetlands options 
        to address wastewater disposal and interbasin transfer issues at 
        the city of Worthington.  The options to be evaluated shall, at 
        a minimum, include establishment of constructed or restored 
        wetlands in the Okabena-Ocheda and Middle Des Moines watershed 
        districts. 
           (b) An annual progress report on the work program elements 
        shall be prepared by the southwest regional development 
        commission in cooperation with the Lewis and Clark rural water 
        system and the participating Minnesota systems and shall be 
        submitted to the commissioner of natural resources and the 
        legislative water commission by February 15 each year. 
           Sec. 66.  [NONSEVERABILITY.] 
           Sections 15 to 17 and 39 are not severable.  If the 
        appropriation in section 16 is vetoed, sections 15 to 17 and 39 
        are void. 
           Sec. 67.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 446A.03, subdivision 3, 
        and 446A.08, are repealed. 
           Sec. 68.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           (a) Except as provided in paragraph (c), this article is 
        effective the day following final enactment. 
           (b) Section 31 applies to an application for a permit for 
        land spreading of contaminated soil received by the pollution 
        control agency on or after the effective date of section 31 or 
        that is pending on that date. 
           (c) Section 16, paragraph (b), is effective July 1, 1995, 
        and applies to electricity generated on or after that date. 
                                   ARTICLE 3 
                                STATE GOVERNMENT 
        Section 1.  [STATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums set forth in the columns headed "APPROPRIATIONS"  
        are appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, 
        to the agencies for the purposes specified in this article and 
        are added to appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 
        1994, and June 30, 1995, in Laws 1993, chapter 192, or another 
        named law. 
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                                                1994          1995  
        General Fund                       $      95,000 $   17,987,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  1994         1995 
                                                          
        Sec. 2.  LEGISLATURE               $             $      200,000
        This amount is for the legislative 
        auditor to conduct a best practices 
        review. 
        Sec. 3.  BOARD OF 
        JUDICIAL STANDARDS                        60,000         24,000
        These appropriations are added to the 
        appropriations in Laws 1993, chapter 
        192, section 6, and are for 
        professional and technical services 
        involving the investigations of 
        complaints presented to the board. 
        Sec. 4.  SECRETARY OF STATE  
        Voter Information     
        Telephone Line                                           80,000\H*\h
           \H(Section 4 was vetoed by the governor.)\h 
        Sec. 5.  ATTORNEY GENERAL 
        (a) Intellectual Property Agreements                    161,000
        This appropriation is to carry out the 
        attorney general's duties under new 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.483.\H*\h 
        \H(The material beginning "Sec. 5." and\h 
        \Hending "16B.483" was vetoed by the\h 
        \Hgovernor.)\h 
        (b) Long-Term Care Appeals
        The commissioner of human services is 
        directed to transfer $178,000 in fiscal 
        year 1994 and $178,000 in fiscal year 
        1995, to the special revenue fund to 
        fund the appropriation from the special 
        project account created in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 256.01, subdivision 
        2, clause (15), for costs incurred in 
        the resolution of long-term care 
        appeals in Laws of 1993, chapter 192, 
        section 11, subdivision 3. 
        Sec. 6.  OFFICE OF STRATEGIC 
        AND LONG-RANGE PLANNING                                 823,000
        $563,000 is added to the appropriation 
        in Laws 1993, chapter 192, section 14, 
        and is to support the state's 
        contribution and final payment to the 
        Great Lakes protection fund.  
        $100,000 is for the purpose of 
        maintaining a computerized database of 
        the results of groundwater quality 
        monitoring required in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 103H.175. 
        $150,000 is for a study by the 
        environmental quality board of the 
        option of including the University of 
        Minnesota heating system in a thermal 
        network that would include one or more 
        of the existing thermal network energy 
        systems in Minneapolis and St. Paul.\H*\h 
        \H(The preceding paragraph beginning\h 
        \H"$150,000" was vetoed by the governor.)\h 
        $10,000 is for a study by the 
        environmental quality board of the 
        issue of environmental justice as 
        defined by the United States 
        Environmental Protection Agency and as 
        described in Executive Order No. 12898, 
        issued February 11, 1994.  The board 
        shall make recommendations by January 
        1, 1995, to the environment and natural 
        resources committees of the senate and 
        house of representatives.\H* (The\h 
        \Hpreceding paragraph beginning "$10,000"\h 
        \Hwas vetoed by the governor.)\h 
        Sec. 7.  ADMINISTRATION                    5,000        683,000
        $107,000 in fiscal year 1995 is for 
        agency relocations. 
        $126,000 in fiscal year 1995 is to pay 
        real estate taxes due and payable 
        against history center property for the 
        year 1986. 
        $400,000 is added to the appropriation 
        in Laws 1993, chapter 192, section 15, 
        subdivision 7, and is to support 
        activities related to the information 
        access council created in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 15.95. 
        $25,000 is for transfer to the 
        University of Minnesota, for purposes 
        of convening a planning group related 
        to an information and 
        telecommunications institute.  The 
        planning group shall develop and submit 
        to the state government finance 
        divisions in the house of 
        representatives and the senate by 
        December 1, 1994, a legislative 
        proposal for establishing the 
        institute.  The proposal must be 
        developed in consultation with other 
        post-secondary education institutions, 
        entities that provide telecommunication 
        and information services for elementary 
        and secondary educational institutions, 
        libraries, Minnesota Technology, Inc., 
        the department of trade and economic 
        development, telephone companies and 
        telecommunication carriers, potential 
        users of improved telecommunications 
        technology, and other interested 
        persons.  The report must include at 
        least:  a proposed structure for the 
        institute, including its physical 
        location; proposed membership in the 
        institute; proposed scope of 
        authorities and responsibilities of the 
        institute; and proposed financing for 
        the institute. 
        $25,000 is for the central Minnesota 
        STARS region to install and administer 
        a regional telecommunications pilot 
        project to validate the STARS 
        telecommunications regions' development 
        study findings; to replicate the 
        creation of a regional 
        telecommunications network statewide as 
        set forth in Laws 1992, chapter 513, 
        article 4, section 13; and to develop a 
        master plan for regional 
        telecommunications.  The funds must be 
        matched in-kind or monetarily 
        dollar-for-dollar by the region.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 1995. 
        The master plan must include a 
        technology assessment that compares the 
        function, performance, benefits, and 
        costs of available telecommunications 
        technologies, including full and 
        fractional DS1 narrowband 
        communications, DS3 wideband 
        communications, and AM and FM video on 
        fiber optics.  The master plan should 
        review regional requirements for 
        telecommunications and make 
        recommendations on the standardization 
        of telecommunications architecture in 
        relation to the technology assessment.  
        The master plan must establish a policy 
        for participation in a regional 
        communications system.  
        Selection of participants must be based 
        on geographical proximity and natural 
        connections within the general regional 
        areas surrounding St. Cloud, Willmar, 
        and Brainerd.  Participants must be by 
        those entities in the following 
        categories:  education, state and local 
        governments, and other public service 
        entities including, but not limited to, 
        libraries, courts and criminal justice 
        agencies, health and human services 
        agencies, community and economic 
        development organizations, and cultural 
        and nonprofit organizations or 
        institutions. 
        Participants shall demonstrate 
        collaboration with one or more other 
        entities in making their connections to 
        the regional system. 
        Participants in the pilot project and 
        master plan must be represented on a 
        regional advisory organization and 
        together determine the design of the 
        pilot and future master plan of 
        regional telecommunications systems. 
        $5,000 the first year is for KSMQ-TV to 
        conduct an engineering study for the 
        placement of a remote transmitter to 
        broadcast throughout the entire 
        southeasternmost region of Minnesota.  
        Any amount not spent in the first year 
        is available in the second year. 
        $100,000 of the money appropriated in 
        section 8 for the statewide systems 
        project is for transfer to the 
        information policy office for an 
        evaluation of the statewide systems 
        project, to be conducted by an entity 
        not associated with the project, 
        selected by the information policy 
        office.  The evaluation must consider 
        the project from the point of view of 
        the highest benefit to the state, and 
        must make a progress report of its 
        conclusions to the chairs of the house 
        of representatives and senate state 
        government finance divisions and to the 
        legislative commission on planning and 
        fiscal policy by January 15, 1995.  
        Money previously appropriated to the 
        information policy office may be used 
        for this evaluation. 
        Sec. 8.  FINANCE                          30,000     14,845,000
        $14,600,000 the second year is added to 
        the appropriation in Laws 1993, chapter 
        192, section 17, subdivision 3, and is 
        for the statewide systems project to 
        redesign and implement the new 
        statewide accounting, payroll, 
        procurement, human resource, and 
        information access systems.  This 
        appropriation is nonrecurring and is 
        available until spent. 
        $30,000 the first year and $245,000 the 
        second year are for the statewide 
        performance and outcomes monitoring 
        system to facilitate the compliance 
        with Laws 1993, chapter 192, section 40.
        The commissioner of finance must cancel 
        $68,042 to the general fund or any 
        unliquidated balance in the TRA prior 
        year account previously maintained for 
        satisfying the state obligation under 
        Laws 1985, First Special Session 
        chapter 12, article 11, section 19, 
        which is repealed. 
        Sec. 9.  EMPLOYEE RELATIONS                              70,000
        $3,500,000 the second year is 
        transferred from the insurance trust 
        fund created in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 43A.316, subdivision 9, to the 
        general fund. 
        $20,000 the second year is to assist 
        the public employees insurance task 
        force established in section 63 in 
        research, obtaining expert witnesses, 
        and hiring consultants.\H* (The preceding\h 
        \Hparagraph beginning "$20,000" was\h 
        \Hvetoed by the governor.)\h  
        $50,000 the second year is for the 
        stress program study required in 
        section 64.\H* (The preceding paragraph\h 
        \Hbeginning "$50,000" was vetoed by the\h 
        \Hgovernor.)\h 
        The contribution account under 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 355.04 and 
        355.06, administered by the 
        commissioner of employee relations is 
        eliminated through repeal, and the 
        commissioner of finance is directed 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        16A.62, to transfer and cancel to the 
        general fund any remaining balance in 
        the FICA clearing account.  The amount 
        to be canceled is estimated to be 
        $354,000. 
        The balance in the account administered 
        by the commissioner of employee 
        relations related to the career 
        executive service program under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 43A.21, 
        subdivision 5, which has been repealed, 
        shall cancel to the general fund.  The 
        amount to cancel in fiscal year 1994 is 
        $32,709.  
        The commissioner of employee relations 
        must conduct a study of the 
        compensation policies of the Minnesota 
        state high school league.  The league 
        must provide all information requested 
        by the commissioner for the study.  The 
        study must evaluate all forms of 
        compensation, including salaries, 
        health insurance, pensions, and other 
        benefits provided to staff.  The report 
        must be provided to the education 
        committees of the house of 
        representatives and the senate and to 
        the governmental operations and 
        gambling committee of the house and the 
        governmental operations and reform 
        committee of the senate by February 15, 
        1995. 
        Sec. 10.  AMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION                     300,000
        This amount is to be used to make a 
        grant to the Minnesota Chippewa tribe 
        to help offset the costs of promoting 
        and hosting the 1995 Indigenous Games.  
        The appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 1995, but the grant may not be 
        made unless matched by an equal amount 
        from nonpublic sources. 
        Sec. 11.  HUMAN RIGHTS                                  279,000
        This appropriation is added to the 
        appropriation in Laws 1993, chapter 
        192, section 21, and is to enhance 
        information systems and to implement 
        the strategic information plan 
        submitted to the information policy 
        office. 
        Sec. 12.  MILITARY AFFAIRS                              50,000
        This appropriation is to the adjutant 
        general for a grant to the Minnesota 
        National Guard youth camp to set up and 
        provide initial funding for a 
        foundation to run the camp.  The 
        appropriation must be matched by an 
        equal amount from nonstate sources. 
        Sec. 13.  VETERANS AFFAIRS                             472,000
        (a) County Veterans Services Officers 
        Of this appropriation, $75,000 is to 
        the commissioner of veterans affairs 
        for fiscal year 1995 for the funding of 
        county veterans services officers. 
        (b) Soldiers Assistance Fund   
        Of this appropriation, $146,000 is to 
        the commissioner of veterans affairs 
        for fiscal year 1995 for the purpose of 
        the state soldier's assistance program. 
        (c) Veterans' Cemetery 
        Of this appropriation, $250,000 is 
        appropriated from the general fund to 
        the department of veterans affairs for 
        fiscal year 1995 to be transferred to 
        the veterans' cemetery development and 
        maintenance account of the special 
        revenue fund of the state treasury for 
        use in the development, operation, and 
        maintenance of the state veterans' 
        cemetery established in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 197.236.  This amount 
        is available until expended. 
        Of this appropriation, $1,000 is 
        appropriated from the general fund to 
        the department of veterans affairs for 
        fiscal year 1995 to be transferred to 
        the veterans' cemetery trust account of 
        the special revenue fund of the state 
        treasury where it shall remain 
        permanently as principal for use as 
        specified in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 197.236, subdivision 7. 
        Sec. 14.  AMORTIZATION AID                           (1,000,000)
        The amount appropriated for fiscal year 
        1995 in Laws 1993, chapter 192, section 
        32, for police and fire amortization 
        aid is reduced by $1,000,000.  This 
        reduction comes from amounts otherwise 
        payable as amortization and as 
        supplemental amortization aid to the 
        city of Minneapolis, and is due to 
        excess investment earnings by the 
        Minneapolis police and fire relief 
        associations.  This reduction is in 
        addition to any other reduction that 
        may be enacted by the 1994 legislature. 
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 3.97, 
        subdivision 11, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 11.  "Audit" as used in this subdivision means a 
        financial audit, a program evaluation, a best practices review, 
        or an investigation.  Data relating to an audit are not public 
        or with respect to data on individuals are confidential until 
        the final report of the audit has been published or the audit is 
        no longer being actively pursued.  Data that support the 
        conclusions of the report and that the legislative auditor 
        reasonably believes will result in litigation are not public and 
        with respect to data on individuals are confidential until the 
        litigation has been completed or is no longer being actively 
        pursued.  Data on individuals that could reasonably be used to 
        determine the identity of an individual supplying data for an 
        audit are private if the data supplied by the individual were 
        needed for an audit and the individual would not have provided 
        the data to the legislative auditor without an assurance that 
        the individual's identity would remain private, or the 
        legislative auditor reasonably believes that the subject would 
        not have provided the data.  The definitions of terms provided 
        in section 13.02 apply for purposes of this subdivision. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 3.971, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  (a) To perform best practices reviews, the 
        legislative auditor through the program evaluation division 
        shall examine the procedures and practices used to deliver local 
        government services, including municipalities and counties, 
        determine the methods of local government service delivery, 
        identify variations in cost and effectiveness, and identify 
        practices to save money or provide more effective service 
        delivery.  The legislative auditor shall recommend to local 
        governments, service delivery methods and practices to improve 
        the cost-effectiveness of services.  The legislative auditor and 
        the board of government innovation and cooperation shall notify 
        each other of projects being conducted relating to improving 
        local government services. 
           (b) The commission shall identify local government services 
        to be reviewed with advice from an advisory council whose 
        membership shall consist of: 
           (1) three representatives from the Association of Minnesota 
        Counties; 
           (2) three representatives from the League of Minnesota 
        Cities; and 
           (3) two representatives from the Association of 
        Metropolitan Municipalities.  
           (c) This subdivision expires June 30, 1999. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 13.99, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6a.  [STATE DEBT COLLECTION DATA.] Data on debtors 
        received, collected, created, or maintained by the commissioner 
        of finance are classified under section 16D.06. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        15.91, is amended to read: 
           15.91 [PERFORMANCE REPORTING FOR AGENCIES OF STATE 
        GOVERNMENT.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] For purposes of sections 
        15.90 to 15.92, "agency" means a department or agency, as 
        designated in section 15.01 and the pollution control agency. 
           Subd. 2.  [PERFORMANCE REPORTS.] (a) Each agency shall 
        develop a performance report for its operations the major 
        programs that it provides or administers.  The report shall 
        include each of the following items or an explanation of why an 
        item does not apply to the agency or its individual programs: 
           (1) a statement of the mission, goals, and objectives of 
        the agency including those set forth in statute; 
           (2) measures and goals of the output and outcome of the 
        agency program; 
           (3) identification of priority and other service 
        populations, or other service measures, served by the programs 
        under current law and how those populations are expected to 
        change within the period of the report; 
           (4) plans for how outcome information can be used as an 
        incentive for improving state programs and program outcomes; 
           (5) requests for statutory flexibility needed to reach 
        outcome goals; 
           (6) explanation of proposals and cost estimates for 
        collecting new outcome information that could be available with 
        new data collection systems; and 
           (7) other information that may be required to explain the 
        past and projected performance of state programs. 
           The goals objectives required under clause (1):  (i) must 
        be simple declarative statements of intent; (ii) should carry 
        benchmarks for accomplishment; and (iii) should be specific 
        enough so citizens can measure progress year to year. 
           (b) Each agency shall issue a draft report by November 1, 
        1993, a first annual report by September 1, 1994, and annual 
        updated reports no later than September 1 of each year beginning 
        in 1995.  A report must cover a period of four years previous 
        and two years in the future from the date that it is required to 
        be issued, including previous forecasts versus actual measures. 
           (c) Each agency shall send a copy of each report issued to 
        the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the 
        president of the senate, the legislative commission on planning 
        and fiscal policy, the legislative auditor, the commissioner of 
        finance, and two copies to the legislative reference library. 
           (d) The legislative auditor shall review the drafts and 
        give comments to agencies and the legislature before September 
        1, 1994, and shall review and give comments on annual reports on 
        a rotating biennial schedule. 
           (e) State agency reports shall be compiled as required in 
        this paragraph.  The commissioner of finance, in consultation 
        with the commissioner of administration, the legislative 
        commission on planning and fiscal policy, and the finance 
        committees and divisions of the house of representatives and 
        senate, shall: 
           (1) develop forms and instructions and coordinate training 
        for the use of the agencies in the preparation of their reports; 
           (2) work with individual agencies to determine acceptable 
        measures of staff workload, unit costs, output, and outcome for 
        use in reports; and 
           (3) request any needed additional information concerning 
        any agency report submitted. 
           Each agency shall include citizens, agency clients, 
        consumer and advocacy groups, worker participation committees, 
        managers, elected officials, and contractors in its planning. 
           Sec. 19.  [PURPOSE.] 
           The purposes of sections 15.95 and 15.96 are to establish a 
        process: 
           (1) for improving public access to government information 
        and data, and therefore for improving the democratic process, 
        through the use of information technology; and 
           (2) for helping government become more efficient, 
        effective, and responsive to the public through the use of 
        information technology.  
           Sec. 20.  [15.95] [GOVERNMENT INFORMATION ACCESS COUNCIL.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The government information 
        access council consists of the following members: 
           (1) all Minnesota residents who are members of the 
        president's national information infrastructure advisory group; 
           (2) two commissioners of state agencies, appointed by the 
        governor; 
           (3) one person appointed by the University of Minnesota 
        board of regents; 
           (4) one person appointed by the higher education board; 
           (5) one representative of public television, appointed by 
        the Minnesota public television association; 
           (6) one representative aligned with the Minnesota equal 
        access network, appointed by the board of the network; 
           (7) one member appointed by the telephone company providing 
        access to the largest number of customers within the state; 
           (8) one corporate executive from a company that is a member 
        of the Minnesota business partnership, selected by the 
        partnership; 
           (9) one representative of the citizens league, appointed by 
        the league; 
           (10) one member of the intergovernmental information 
        systems advisory council, appointed by the council; 
           (11) one member appointed by the Minnesota AFL-CIO; 
           (12) one member of American Federation of State, County, 
        and Municipal Employees, council 6, appointed by the executive 
        board of council 6; 
           (13) one member of the joint media committee, appointed by 
        the committee; 
           (14) one member representing each of the following groups, 
        appointed by the members of the council appointed under clauses 
        (1) to (13):  telephone companies, the cable television 
        industry, and librarians who manage government information; 
           (15) four additional members representing diverse 
        communities, or private citizens with unique perspectives 
        regarding information policy, appointed by the members of the 
        council appointed under clauses (1) to (14); 
           (16) one person representing a telecommunication carrier 
        providing interexchange service to the largest number of 
        customers within the state, appointed by the members of the 
        council appointed under clauses (1) to (14); 
           (17) one member representing a public utility regulated 
        under chapter 216B, appointed by the members of the council 
        appointed under clauses (1) to (14); and 
           (18) one member representing nonprofit cable communication 
        access centers serving community populations, appointed by 
        members of the council appointed under clauses (1) to (14). 
           One member of the house of representatives, appointed by 
        the speaker; one member of the senate, appointed by the 
        subcommittee on committees of the committee on rules and 
        administration; one member of the house of representatives, 
        appointed by the minority leader; and one member of the senate, 
        appointed by the minority leader shall serve as members of the 
        council without votes. 
           Subd. 2.  [TERMS; COMPENSATION.] Members serve at the 
        pleasure of the appointing authority, and shall be appointed by 
        September 1, 1994.  Members receive compensation and expense 
        reimbursement as provided by section 15.059, subdivision 3.  
           Subd. 3.  [CHAIR; MEETINGS.] The governor shall designate 
        the chair of the council from among its members.  The chair 
        shall schedule meetings at least quarterly.  The chair must 
        report any council recommendations or actions to the 
        legislature, the governor, and affected state agencies, as 
        appropriate, within one week of making the recommendation or 
        taking the action.  All meetings of the council, the executive 
        committee, and work groups are subject to section 471.705.  
           Subd. 4.  [EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE; WORK GROUPS.] (a) The 
        council must establish and appoint an executive committee.  The 
        executive committee consists of the following members of the 
        council:  one person who is a member of the president's national 
        information infrastructure advisory group, the University of 
        Minnesota representative, the higher education board 
        representative, the telephone company representative appointed 
        under subdivision 1, clause (7), the Minnesota business 
        partnership representative, the librarian representative, one 
        citizen representative, the AFL-CIO representative, and one 
        other member of the council, designated by the council.  The 
        executive committee must meet at least monthly.  It must 
        recommend organization of other committees or work groups.  The 
        executive committee must develop agenda items for the full 
        council. 
           (b) The council may establish other committees or work 
        groups.  Each committee or work group may include up to two 
        persons who are not members of the council. 
           Subd. 5.  [DUTIES.] The primary mission of the council is 
        to develop principles to assist elected officials and other 
        government decision-makers in providing citizens with greater 
        and more efficient access to government information, both 
        directly and through private businesses.  In developing these 
        principles, the council must consider: 
           (1) the most effective and efficient means to make 
        information available to the public in a manner that is designed 
        primarily from the perspective of the citizen; 
           (2) how to provide the greatest possible public access that 
        is demand driven to the widest possible array of public 
        government data and information maintained by state or local 
        governments, including open access through libraries, schools, 
        nonprofit organizations, businesses, and homes; 
           (3) what information should be made available free of 
        charge directly from government agencies, in addition to 
        information that is available for inspection free of charge 
        under section 13.03, subdivision 3; 
           (4) what information should be sold, either by government 
        agencies or through private businesses, and what factors should 
        determine the prices that government should charge to citizens 
        for providing information directly, and to businesses who will 
        resell information; 
           (5) how government can encourage private businesses to 
        foster the creation of new private business endeavors by making 
        digital information available for the purpose of distributing 
        enhanced government information services to citizens; 
           (6) what changes need to be made in governmental operations 
        to assure that more government information is readily available 
        to citizens, whether provided directly by government agencies or 
        provided through private businesses; 
           (7) whether digital information should be made available on 
        an exclusive or nonexclusive basis, and how different types of 
        information should be treated differently for this purpose; 
           (8) how the state and other governmental units can protect 
        their intellectual property rights, while making government data 
        available to the public as required in chapter 13; 
           (9) the impact of data collection and dissemination 
        practices on privacy rights of individuals; 
           (10) what technological changes governmental agencies need 
        to make to facilitate electronic provision of governmental 
        information, either directly to citizens, or to private 
        businesses who will distribute the information; and 
           (11) how to avoid duplicating services available from 
        private providers, except as necessary to achieve goals set in 
        subdivision 7. 
           Subd. 6.  [OTHER DUTIES.] (a) The council shall: 
           (1) coordinate statewide efforts by units of state and 
        local government to plan for and develop a system for providing 
        the data and services in the manner envisioned by this section; 
           (2) make recommendations that facilitate coordination and 
        assistance of demonstration projects; 
           (3) advise units of state and local government on provision 
        of government data to citizens and businesses; and 
           (4) explore ways and means to improve citizen and business 
        access to public data, including implementation of technological 
        improvements. 
           (b) In fulfilling its duties under this subdivision, the 
        council shall seek advice from the general public, government 
        units, system users, professional associations, libraries, 
        academic groups, and other institutions and individuals with 
        knowledge of and interest in such areas as networking, 
        electronic mail, public information data access, advanced 
        telecommunications, and electronic transfer and storage of 
        information. 
           Subd. 7.  [ACCESS TO DATA.] The legislature determines that 
        the greatest possible access to certain government information 
        and data is essential to allow citizens to participate fully in 
        a democratic system of government.  The principles that the 
        council develops must assure that certain information and data, 
        including, but not limited to the following, will be provided 
        free of charge or for a nominal cost associated with reproducing 
        the information or data: 
           (1) directories of government services and institutions; 
           (2) legislative and rulemaking information, including 
        public information newsletters, bill text and summaries, bill 
        status information, rule status information, meeting schedules, 
        and the text of statutes and rules; 
           (3) official documents, releases, speeches, and other 
        public information issued by the governor's office and 
        constitutional officers; and 
           (4) the text of other government documents and publications 
        that the council determines are important to public 
        understanding of government activities. 
           The council, on a continuing basis, shall identify and take 
        action to ensure that identified government data are available 
        free of charge, or for a nominal cost associated with 
        reproducing the data.  
           Subd. 8.  [INFORMATION INSTITUTE.] The council shall also 
        advise the legislature on issues relating to an information 
        institute to deal with major public policy issues involving 
        access to government information and to foster the development 
        of private sector information industries. 
           Subd. 9.  [APPROVAL OF STATE AGENCY INITIATIVES.] No state 
        agency may implement a new initiative for providing electronic 
        access to state government information unless the initiative is 
        reviewed by the council and approved by the information policy 
        office. 
           Subd. 10.  [CAPITAL INVESTMENT.] No state agency may 
        propose or implement a capital investment plan for a state 
        office building unless:  
           (1) the agency has developed a plan for increasing 
        telecommuting by employees who would normally work in the 
        building, or the agency has prepared a statement describing why 
        such a plan is not practicable; and 
           (2) the plan or statement has been reviewed by the council 
        and approved by the information policy office. 
           Subd. 11.  [SUPPORT.] The information policy office shall 
        provide staff and other support services to the council. 
           Sec. 21.  [15.96] [DUTIES OF OTHER GROUPS.] 
           (a) The groups in paragraphs (b) to (g) shall work with the 
        government information access council in accomplishing its 
        mission. 
           (b) The information policy office shall provide technical 
        assistance to the council, and shall oversee state agency 
        efforts to implement projects and programs in accordance with 
        principles adopted by the council. 
           (c) The University of Minnesota shall continuously assess 
        best practices and conduct other research to keep Minnesota in a 
        leadership role in the area of access to and distribution of 
        government information. 
           (d) The public utilities commission shall address changes 
        needed in the regulatory environment to facilitate access to and 
        distribution of government information. 
           (e) The governor, through the state's Washington, D.C. 
        office, shall monitor recommendations of national advisory 
        groups, monitor legal and regulatory developments at the federal 
        level, and review grant proposals made by Minnesota governmental 
        entities to federal agencies. 
           (f) The departments of trade and economic development and 
        education shall immediately initiate efforts to provide greater 
        access to and distribution of their information working through 
        the council as envisioned by section 15.95. 
           (g) The department of revenue shall study how tax policy 
        might be used to facilitate entry onto the information highway. 
           Sec. 22.  [15.97] [INFORMATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS 
        INSTITUTE.] 
           The legislature intends to establish an institute of 
        telecommunications technology applications and education.  The 
        institute must be structured as a collaboration between at least 
        the computer science, health science, teacher education, and 
        extension programs at the University of Minnesota, other 
        post-secondary educational institutions in the state, Minnesota 
        Technology, Inc., the department of trade and economic 
        development, libraries, and other institutions and entities that 
        have an interest in applications for and education on 
        telecommunications and information technology.  The mission of 
        the institute will be to: 
           (1) engage in applied research in order to develop 
        applications and methodologies for use of existing and expanded 
        telecommunications and information resources and networks 
        particularly in the areas of provision of health care, 
        education, business, and employment communications and services; 
        and 
           (2) provide technical assistance, education, and 
        information to current and potential users of telecommunications 
        networks and systems, including at least health care providers, 
        teachers, employers, and employees and to advocate and promote 
        appropriate and efficient use of the networks and systems to 
        improve efficiency and flexibility of the networks and systems 
        and of their users. 
           Sec. 23.  [15.98] [INDOOR ICE FACILITIES.] 
           This section applies to an indoor ice arena operated by a 
        political subdivision, a state agency, the University of 
        Minnesota, a state higher education institution, or any other 
        organization that makes an arena available to the public.  If 
        the arena provides more prime ice time to groups of one gender 
        than to groups of the other gender, the arena may not deny a 
        request for prime ice time from the group of the 
        underrepresented gender, provided that the group of the 
        underrepresented gender pays the same price charged to groups of 
        the other gender.  An underrepresented gender group must be 
        allowed up to 15 percent of prime ice time for the 1994-1995 
        season, up to 30 percent by the 1995-1996 season, and up to 50 
        percent by the 1996-1997 season.  This section does not:  (1) 
        require an arena to allocate more time to any one group than is 
        generally allocated to other groups; or (2) affect a political 
        subdivision's ability to grant preference to groups based in the 
        political subdivision, provided this preference is not based on 
        gender.  For purposes of this section, prime ice time means the 
        hours of 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. 
        to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  Any group that generates 
        revenue as a result of tickets sold to persons in attendance at 
        arena events must be excluded in determining if the arena 
        provides more prime ice time to groups of one gender than the 
        other. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16A.124, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [COMMISSIONER SUPERVISION.] The commissioner 
        shall exercise constant supervision over monitor state agencies 
        to insure the prompt payment of vendor obligations.  
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16A.124, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [REPORT TO LEGISLATURE.] The commissioner shall 
        report to the legislature each year summarizing the state's 
        payment record for the preceding year.  The report shall include 
        the number and dollar amount of late payments made by each 
        agency, the amount of interest penalties and collection costs 
        paid, and the specific steps being taken to reduce the incidence 
        of late payments in the future.  
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16A.127, as 
        amended by Laws 1993, First Special Session chapter 2, article 
        3, section 2, is amended to read: 
           16A.127 [INDIRECT COSTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [STATEWIDE AND AGENCY INDIRECT COSTS.] (a) 
        As used in this section and in section 16A.128, "statewide 
        indirect costs" means all operating costs incurred general fund 
        expenditures made by the treasurer and all agencies any state 
        agency attributable to providing general support services to any 
        other state agency except as prohibited by federal law.  These 
        operating costs include their proportionate share of costs 
        incurred by the legislative and judicial branches. 
           (b) As used in this section, "agency indirect costs" means 
        all general support costs within the any agency that are not 
        cannot be directly charged to any agency programs program. 
           (c) For purposes of this section, "agency" means any entity 
        receiving general support services. 
           Subd. 2.  [STATEWIDE PLAN.] The commissioner shall annually 
        prepare a plan showing the kind identifying the sources and 
        amount amounts of each executive agency's statewide indirect 
        costs for the current fiscal year.  The commissioner 
        shall report submit the plan to the cognizant federal agency for 
        approval, and provide copies to the governor and the legislature.
           Subd. 3.  [GENERAL REIMBURSEMENT.] (a) Under the plan, 
        Unless indirect cost recoveries are specifically appropriated in 
        law, agencies are obligated to reimburse the general fund for 
        all statewide indirect costs, and that portion of agency 
        indirect costs attributable to recoveries of general fund 
        expenditures.  However, the commissioner may, for reasons of 
        sound financial management, waive the reimbursement under this 
        subdivision for certain nongeneral fund activities. 
           (b) The commissioner shall make and record the 
        reimbursement to the general fund of the statewide and agency 
        indirect costs attributable to an executive agency's nongeneral 
        fund receipts activities for the last fiscal year.  Unless the 
        commissioner determines that agency indirect cost receipts are a 
        reimbursement for general fund expenditures, the All nonfederal 
        agency indirect cost receipts are appropriated to the agency to 
        pay administrative expenses, unless they are determined to be a 
        reimbursement of general fund expenditures.  However, the 
        commissioner may, for reasons of sound financial management, 
        waive the reimbursement under this subdivision for certain 
        nongeneral fund receipts.  The commissioner shall report all 
        waivers in the next statewide indirect cost plan. 
           (b) Subd. 3a.  [APPROPRIATION.] There is annually 
        appropriated from all direct appropriated nongeneral funds an 
        amount sufficient to reimburse the general fund for both 
        statewide indirect costs, and any agency indirect costs 
        attributable to general fund expenditures. 
           Subd. 4.  [FEDERAL PROPOSALS.] An executive agency's 
        application Agency applications for federal money shall include 
        necessary submissions to get recover both statewide and agency 
        indirect cost money costs.  The indirect cost submission must 
        have the prior approval of the commissioner.  An agency indirect 
        cost submission plan is unnecessary if the executive agency 
        convinces the commissioner determines that the submission is not 
        economical costs incurred in preparing and maintaining it exceed 
        the benefit received by the state.  If less than the entire 
        agency proposal is federally approved, the commissioner may 
        accept reimbursement of less than all of the federal receipts.  
        If no federal funds are approved for indirect costs, the agency 
        must document that fact to the commissioner. 
           Subd. 5.  [FEDERAL SHARE REIMBURSEMENT.] The executive 
        agency Agencies shall reimburse the general fund for all federal 
        money received for as a recovery of statewide indirect 
        costs.  Unless the commissioner determines that agency indirect 
        cost receipts are a reimbursement for general fund expenditures, 
        the receipts are appropriated to the agency to pay 
        administrative expenses.  If less than the entire executive 
        agency proposal is federally approved, the commissioner may 
        accept reimbursement of less than all of the federal receipts.  
        If no federal funds are approved for indirect costs, the 
        executive agency must document that fact to the 
        commissioner.  All federal agency indirect cost receipts are 
        appropriated to the agency to pay administrative expenses, 
        unless they are determined to be a reimbursement of general fund 
        expenditures. 
           Subd. 6.  [REQUIRED INFORMATION.] An executive agency 
        Agencies must supply the information required by the 
        commissioner, as needed, to carry out the provisions of this 
        section. 
           Subd. 7.  [AUDIT FEES.] The legislative auditor may 
        recommend waiver, and the legislative audit commission may waive 
        all or part of a fee for an audit.  A state audited executive 
        agency whose funds are not administered by the treasurer must 
        transfer to the general fund the amount of the cost of the audit 
        attributable to the executive agency's nongeneral fund receipts. 
           Subd. 8.  [EXEMPTION EXEMPTIONS.] (a) No statewide or 
        agency indirect cost liability shall be accrued to any program, 
        appropriation, or account that is specifically exempted from the 
        liability in federal or state law, or if the commissioner 
        determines the funds to be held in trust, or to be a pass 
        through, workshop, or seminar account.  Accounts receiving 
        proceeds from bond issues, and those accounts whose funds are 
        determined by the commissioner to originate from the general 
        fund, are also exempt from this section. 
           (b) Except for the costs of the legislative auditor to 
        conduct financial audits of federal funds, this section does not 
        apply to the community college board, state university board, or 
        the state board of technical colleges.  Indirect cost Receipts 
        attributable to financial audits conducted by the legislative 
        auditor of federal funds administered by these post-secondary 
        education boards shall be deposited in the general fund. 
           (b) Except for federal funds, this section does not apply 
        to the department of natural resources for agency indirect costs.
           Subd. 9.  [WAIVER PROVISION FOR NATURAL RESOURCES.] (a) The 
        department of natural resources is exempt from recovering agency 
        indirect costs except where federal funds are involved. 
           (b) The commissioner of natural resources need not bill the 
        federal government, other states, or Canadian provinces for the 
        indirect costs of providing emergency fire fighting services, 
        and need not reimburse the general fund for those indirect 
        costs, if the commissioner determines that the emergency fire 
        fighting is in the best interest of the state.  The commissioner 
        of natural resources need not bill another state or Canadian 
        province for the indirect costs of providing emergency fire 
        fighting services, and need not reimburse the general fund for 
        those indirect costs, if the other state or Canadian province 
        agrees not to bill the state of Minnesota for the indirect costs 
        of emergency fire fighting services provided by the other state 
        if the waiver is reciprocated. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16A.15, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [ALLOTMENT AND ENCUMBRANCE.] (a) A payment may 
        not be made without prior obligation.  An obligation may not be 
        incurred against any fund, allotment, or appropriation unless 
        the commissioner has certified a sufficient unencumbered balance 
        or the accounting system shows sufficient allotment or 
        encumbrance balance in the fund, allotment, or appropriation to 
        meet it.  The commissioner shall determine when the accounting 
        system may be used to incur obligations without the 
        commissioner's certification of a sufficient unencumbered 
        balance.  An expenditure or obligation authorized or incurred in 
        violation of this chapter is invalid and ineligible for payment 
        until made valid.  A payment made in violation of this chapter 
        is illegal.  An employee authorizing or making the payment, or 
        taking part in it, and a person receiving any part of the 
        payment, are jointly and severally liable to the state for the 
        amount paid or received.  If an employee knowingly incurs an 
        obligation or authorizes or makes an expenditure in violation of 
        this chapter or takes part in the violation, the violation is 
        just cause for the employee's removal by the appointing 
        authority or by the governor if an appointing authority other 
        than the governor fails to do so.  In the latter case, the 
        governor shall give notice of the violation and an opportunity 
        to be heard on it to the employee and to the appointing 
        authority.  A claim presented against an appropriation without 
        prior allotment or encumbrance may be made valid on 
        investigation, review, and approval by the commissioner, if the 
        services, materials, or supplies to be paid for were actually 
        furnished in good faith without collusion and without intent to 
        defraud.  The commissioner may then draw a warrant to pay the 
        claim just as properly allotted and encumbered claims are paid. 
           (b) The commissioner may approve payment for materials and 
        supplies in excess of the obligation amount when increases are 
        authorized by section 16B.07, subdivision 2. 
           (c) To minimize potential construction delay claims, an 
        agency with a project funded by a building appropriation may 
        allow a contractor to proceed with supplemental work within the 
        limits of the appropriation before money is encumbered.  Under 
        this circumstance, the agency may requisition funds and allow 
        contractors to expeditiously proceed with a construction 
        sequence.  While the contractor is proceeding, the agency shall 
        immediately act to encumber the required funds. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16B.01, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [STATE CONTRACT.] "State contract" means any 
        written instrument or electronic document containing the 
        elements of offer, acceptance and consideration to which a state 
        agency is a party.  
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16B.05, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [FACSIMILE SIGNATURES AND ELECTRONIC APPROVALS.] 
        When authorized by the commissioner, facsimile signatures and 
        electronic approvals may be used by personnel of the department 
        of administration in accordance with the commissioner's 
        delegated authority and instructions, copies of which shall be 
        filed with the commissioner of finance, state treasurer, and the 
        secretary of state.  A facsimile signature or electronic 
        approval, when used in accordance with the commissioner's 
        delegated authority and instructions, is as effective as an 
        original signature. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16B.06, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DUTIES OF COMMISSIONER.] (a) [CONTRACT 
        MANAGEMENT.] The commissioner shall perform all contract 
        management and review functions for state contracts, except 
        those functions performed by the contracting agency, and the 
        attorney general, or the commissioner of finance.  All agencies 
        shall fully cooperate with the commissioner in the management 
        and review of state contracts.  A delegation of the 
        commissioner's duties under this section to the head of an 
        agency or a designated subordinate must be filed with the 
        secretary of state and may not, except with respect to 
        delegations within the department of administration, exceed two 
        years in duration.  
           (b) [PURCHASING.] The commissioner shall purchase, rent, or 
        otherwise provide for the furnishing of all supplies, materials, 
        equipment, and utility services.  The commissioner may lease, 
        rent, or sell supplies, equipment, and services to agencies.  
        The commissioner shall purchase from the state correctional 
        institutions, the University of Minnesota, and other state 
        institutions all articles manufactured by them which are usable 
        by the state.  All purchase orders must be made on a 
        form prepared in a format prescribed by the attorney general.  
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16B.06, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [VALIDITY OF STATE CONTRACTS.] (a) A state 
        contract or lease is not valid and the state is not bound by it 
        until: 
           (1) it has first been executed by the head of the agency or 
        a delegate which is a party to the contract and; 
           (2) it has been approved in writing by the commissioner or 
        a delegate, under this section,; 
           (3) it has been approved by the attorney general or a 
        delegate as to form and execution,; and by the commissioner of 
        finance or a delegate who shall determine that the appropriation 
        and 
           (4) the account system shows an allotment have been 
        encumbered or encumbrance balance for the full amount of the 
        contract liability.  
           (b) Paragraph (a), clause (2), does not apply to contracts 
        between state agencies or contracts awarding grants. 
           (c) The head of the agency may delegate the execution of 
        specific contracts or specific types of contracts to a deputy or 
        assistant head designated subordinate within the agency if the 
        delegation has been approved by the commissioner of 
        administration and filed with the secretary of state.  A The 
        fully executed copy of every contract or lease extending for a 
        term longer than one year must be filed with the commissioner of 
        finance kept on file at the contracting agency.  
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16B.32, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [GIFTS.] The commissioner may accept gifts for 
        energy efficiency improvements in state-owned and wholly-leased 
        buildings.  Energy cost savings from these improvements, up to 
        the cost of these improvements, shall be deposited in a special 
        revenue fund established in the state treasury.  Money in the 
        special revenue fund is appropriated to the commissioner to 
        implement further energy efficiency improvements in state-owned 
        or wholly-leased buildings. 
           Sec. 33.  [16B.483] [INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.] 
           Before executing a contract or license agreement involving 
        intellectual property developed or acquired by the state, a 
        state agency shall seek review and comment from the attorney 
        general on the terms and conditions of the contract or agreement.
           Sec. 34.  [16B.615] [RESTROOM FACILITIES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] For purposes of this section, 
        "place of public accommodation" means a publicly or privately 
        owned sports or entertainment arena, stadium, theater, community 
        or convention hall, special event center, amusement facility, or 
        special event center in a public park, that is designed for 
        occupancy by 200 or more people. 
           Subd. 2.  [APPLICATION.] This section applies only to a 
        place of public accommodation for which construction, or 
        alterations exceeding 50 percent of the estimated replacement 
        value of the existing facility, begins after the effective date 
        of this subdivision. 
           Subd. 3.  [RATIO.] In a place of public accommodation 
        subject to this section, the ratio of water closets for women to 
        the total of water closets and urinals provided for men must be 
        at least three to two, unless there are two or fewer fixtures 
        for men. 
           Subd. 4.  [RULES.] The commissioner of administration shall 
        adopt rules to implement this section.  The rules may provide 
        for a greater ratio of women's to men's facilities for certain 
        types of occupancies than is required in subdivision 3, and may 
        apply the required ratios to categories of occupancies other 
        than those defined as places of public accommodation under 
        subdivision 1. 
           Sec. 35.  [16D.01] [CITATION AND SCOPE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [CITATION.] This chapter may be cited as 
        the "debt collection act." 
           Subd. 2.  [SCOPE.] The collection procedures and remedies 
        under this chapter are in addition to any other procedure or 
        remedy available by law.  If the referring agency's applicable 
        state or federal law provides for the use of a particular remedy 
        or procedure for the collection of a debt, that particular 
        remedy or procedure governs the collection of that debt to the 
        extent the procedure or remedy is inconsistent with this chapter.
           Sec. 36.  [16D.02] [DEFINITIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION.] The definitions in this 
        section apply to this chapter. 
           Subd. 2.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
        commissioner of finance. 
           Subd. 3.  [DEBT.] "Debt" means an amount owed to the state 
        directly, or through a state agency, on account of a fee, duty, 
        lease, direct loan, loan insured or guaranteed by the state, 
        rent, service, sale of real or personal property, overpayment, 
        fine, assessment, penalty, restitution, damages, interest, tax, 
        bail bond, forfeiture, reimbursement, liability owed, an 
        assignment to the state including assignments under sections 
        256.72 to 256.87, the Social Security Act, or other state or 
        federal law, recovery of costs incurred by the state, or any 
        other source of indebtedness to the state.  Debt also includes 
        amounts owed to individuals for which the state or state agency 
        acts in a fiduciary capacity in providing collection services in 
        accordance with the regulations adopted under the Social 
        Security Act at Code of Federal Regulations, title 45, section 
        302.33.  Debt also includes an amount owed to the courts or 
        University of Minnesota for which the commissioner provides 
        collection services pursuant to contract. 
           Subd. 4.  [DEBTOR.] "Debtor" means an individual, 
        corporation, partnership, an unincorporated association, a 
        limited liability company, a trust, an estate, or any other 
        public or private entity, including a state, local, or federal 
        government, or an Indian tribe, that is liable for a debt or 
        against whom there is a claim for a debt. 
           Subd. 5.  [DEBT QUALIFICATION PLAN.] "Debt qualification 
        plan" means an agreement entered into between a referring agency 
        and the commissioner that defines the terms and conditions by 
        which the commissioner will provide collection services to the 
        referring agency. 
           Subd. 6.  [REFERRING AGENCY.] "Referring agency" means a 
        state agency, the University of Minnesota, or a court that has 
        entered into a debt qualification plan with the commissioner to 
        refer debts to the commissioner for collection. 
           Subd. 7.  [STATE AGENCY.] "State agency" means a state 
        office, officer, board, commission, bureau, division, 
        department, authority, agency, public corporation, or other unit 
        of state government. 
           Sec. 37.  [16D.03] [SUPERVISION OF STATE DEBT COLLECTION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [RESPONSIBILITY.] The commissioner of 
        finance shall supervise and report on state debt collection.  
           Subd. 2.  [STATE AGENCY REPORTS.] State agencies shall 
        report quarterly to the commissioner the debts owed to them.  
        The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioners of 
        revenue and human services, and the attorney general, shall 
        establish internal guidelines for the recognition, tracking, 
        reporting, and collection of debts owed the state.  The internal 
        guidelines must include accounting standards, performance 
        measurements, and uniform reporting requirements applicable to 
        all state agencies. 
           Subd. 3.  [REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER.] By January 15 of 
        each year, the commissioner shall report on the management of 
        debts owed the state, including performance measurements and 
        progress of the debt collection efforts undertaken by state 
        agencies and the commissioner.  The report must be made to the 
        governor and the chairs of the committee on finance of the 
        senate and the committee on ways and means of the house of 
        representatives. 
           Sec. 38.  [16D.04] [COLLECTION ACTIVITIES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DUTIES.] The commissioner shall provide 
        services to the state and its agencies to collect debts owed the 
        state.  The commissioner is not a collection agency as defined 
        by section 332.31, subdivision 3, and is not licensed, bonded, 
        or regulated by the commissioner of commerce under sections 
        332.31 to 332.35 or 332.38 to 332.45.  The commissioner is 
        subject to section 332.37, except clause (9) or (10).  The 
        commissioner may contract with the commissioner of revenue for 
        collection services. 
           Subd. 2.  [AGENCY PARTICIPATION.] A state agency may, at 
        its option, refer debts to the commissioner for collection.  The 
        ultimate responsibility for the debt, including the reporting of 
        the debt to the commissioner and the decision with regard to the 
        continuing collection and uncollectibility of the debt, remains 
        with the referring state agency. 
           Subd. 3.  [SERVICES.] The commissioner shall provide 
        collection services for a state agency, and may provide for 
        collection services for the University of Minnesota or a court, 
        in accordance with the terms and conditions of a signed debt 
        qualification plan.  
           Subd. 4.  [AUTHORITY TO CONTRACT.] The commissioner may 
        contract with credit bureaus, private collection agencies, and 
        other entities as necessary for the collection of debts.  A 
        private collection agency acting under a contract with the 
        commissioner is subject to sections 332.31 to 332.45, except 
        that the private collection agency may indicate that it is 
        acting under a contract with the commissioner.  The commissioner 
        may not delegate the powers provided under section 16D.08 to any 
        nongovernmental entity. 
           Sec. 39.  [16D.05] [PRIORITY OF SATISFACTION OF DEBTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [MULTIPLE DEBTS.] If two or more debts owed 
        by the same debtor are submitted to the commissioner, amounts 
        collected on those debts must be applied as prescribed in this 
        section.  
           Subd. 2.  [ENFORCEMENT OF LIENS.] If the money received is 
        collected on a judgment lien under chapter 550, a lien provided 
        by chapter 514, a consensual lien or security interest, 
        protection of an interest in property through chapter 570, by 
        collection process provided by chapters 551 and 571, or by any 
        other process by which the commissioner is enforcing rights in a 
        particular debt, the money must be applied to that particular 
        debt.  
           Subd. 3.  [OTHER METHODS OF COLLECTION.] If the money is 
        collected in any manner not specified in subdivision 2, the 
        money collected must apply first to the satisfaction of any 
        debts for child support.  Any debts other than child support 
        must be satisfied in the order in time in which the commissioner 
        received the debts from the referring agency. 
           Sec. 40.  [16D.06] [DEBTOR INFORMATION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT DATA NOT PUBLIC.] 
        Notwithstanding chapter 13 or any other state law classifying or 
        restricting access to government data, upon request from the 
        commissioner, state agencies, political subdivisions, and 
        statewide systems shall disseminate not public data to the 
        commissioner for the sole purpose of collecting debt.  Not 
        public data disseminated under this subdivision is limited to 
        financial data of the debtor or data related to the location of 
        the debtor or the assets of the debtor. 
           Subd. 2.  [DISCLOSURE OF DATA.] Data received, collected, 
        created, or maintained by the commissioner to collect debts are 
        classified as private data on individuals under section 13.02, 
        subdivision 12, or nonpublic data under section 13.02, 
        subdivision 9.  The commissioner may disclose not public data: 
           (1) under section 13.05; 
           (2) under court order; 
           (3) under a statute specifically authorizing access to the 
        not public data; 
           (4) to provide notices required or permitted by statute; 
           (5) to an agent of the commissioner, including a law 
        enforcement person, attorney, or investigator acting for the 
        commissioner in the investigation or prosecution of a criminal 
        or civil proceeding relating to collection of a debt; 
           (6) to report names of debtors, amount of debt, date of 
        debt, and the agency to whom debt is owed to credit bureaus; and 
           (7) when necessary to locate the debtor, locate the assets 
        of the debtor, or to enforce or implement the collection of a 
        debt. 
           The commissioner may not disclose data that is not public 
        to a private collection agency or other entity with whom the 
        commissioner has contracted under section 16D.04, subdivision 4, 
        unless disclosure is otherwise authorized by law. 
           Sec. 41.  [16D.07] [NOTICE TO DEBTOR.] 
           The referring agency shall send notice to the debtor by 
        United States mail or personal delivery at the debtor's last 
        known address at least 20 days before the debt is referred to 
        the commissioner.  The notice must state the nature and amount 
        of the debt, identify to whom the debt is owed, and inform the 
        debtor of the remedies available under this chapter. 
           Sec. 42.  [16D.08] [COLLECTION DUTIES AND POWERS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DUTIES.] The commissioner shall take all 
        reasonable and cost-effective actions to collect debts referred 
        to the commissioner. 
           Subd. 2.  [POWERS.] In addition to the collection remedies 
        available to private collection agencies in this state, the 
        commissioner, with legal assistance from the attorney general, 
        may utilize any statutory authority granted to a referring 
        agency for purposes of collecting debt owed to that referring 
        agency. 
           Sec. 43.  [16D.09] [UNCOLLECTIBLE DEBTS.] 
           When a debt is determined by a state agency to be 
        uncollectible, the debt may be written off by the state agency 
        from the state agency's financial accounting records and no 
        longer recognized as an account receivable for financial 
        reporting purposes.  A debt is considered to be uncollectible 
        when (1) all reasonable collection efforts have been exhausted, 
        (2) the cost of further collection action will exceed the amount 
        recoverable, (3) the debt is legally without merit or cannot be 
        substantiated by evidence, (4) the debtor cannot be located, (5) 
        the available assets or income, current or anticipated, that may 
        be available for payment of the debt are insufficient, (6) the 
        debt has been discharged in bankruptcy, (7) the applicable 
        statute of limitations for collection of the debt has expired, 
        or (8) it is not in the public interest to pursue collection of 
        the debt.  The determination of the uncollectibility of a debt 
        must be reported by the state agency along with the basis for 
        that decision as part of its quarterly reports to the 
        commissioner.  Determining that the debt is uncollectible does 
        not cancel the legal obligation of the debtor to pay the debt.  
           Sec. 44.  [16D.10] [CASE REVIEWER.] 
           The commissioner shall make a case reviewer available to 
        debtors.  The reviewer must be available to answer a debtor's 
        questions concerning the collection process and to review the 
        collection activity taken.  If the reviewer reasonably believes 
        that the particular action being taken is unreasonable or 
        unfair, the reviewer may make recommendations to the 
        commissioner in regard to the collection action.  
           Sec. 45.  [RECOMMENDATION; SUPERVISION OF STATE DEBT 
        COLLECTION.] 
           By February 15, 1996, the commissioners of finance, human 
        services, and revenue and the attorney general shall conduct an 
        evaluation and make a recommendation to the legislature 
        regarding the appropriate state officer to supervise state debt 
        collection under Minnesota Statutes, section 16D.04. 
           Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 43A.316, 
        subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [INSURANCE TRUST FUND.] The insurance trust fund 
        in the state treasury consists of deposits of the premiums 
        received from employers participating in the plan and 
        transfers before July 1, 1994, from the public employees 
        insurance reserve excess contributions holding account 
        established by section 353.65, subdivision 7.  All money in the 
        fund is appropriated to the commissioner to pay insurance 
        premiums, approved claims, refunds, administrative costs, and 
        other related service costs.  Premiums paid by employers to the 
        fund are exempt from the tax imposed by sections 60A.15 and 
        60A.198.  The commissioner shall reserve an amount of money to 
        cover the estimated costs of claims incurred but unpaid.  The 
        state board of investment shall invest the money according to 
        section 11A.24.  Investment income and losses attributable to 
        the fund must be credited to the fund. 
           Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 43A.37, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CERTIFICATION ACCURACY OF 
        PAYROLL.] Neither the commissioner of finance nor any other 
        fiscal officer of this state may draw, sign, or issue, or 
        authorize the drawing, signing, or issuing of any warrant on the 
        treasurer or other disbursing officer of the state, nor may the 
        treasurer or other disbursing officer of the state pay any 
        salary or compensation to any person in the civil service, 
        unless a payroll register for the salary or compensation 
        containing the name of every person to be paid bears the 
        certificate of the commissioner that the persons named in the 
        payroll register The appointing authority shall ensure that all 
        employees have been appointed as required by law, rules, or 
        administrative procedures and that the salary or compensation is 
        within the compensation plan fixed by law.  The appointing 
        authority shall certify ensure that all employees named in the 
        payroll register are performing service as required by law.  
        This provision does not apply to positions defined in section 
        43A.08, subdivision 1, clauses (8), (9), (10), and (12).  
        Employees to whom this subdivision does not apply may be paid on 
        the state's payroll system, and the appointing authority or 
        fiscal officer submitting their payroll register is responsible 
        for the accuracy and legality of the payments. 
           Salary or compensation claims presented against existing 
        appropriations, which have been deemed in violation of the 
        provisions of this subdivision, may be certified for payment if, 
        upon investigation, the commissioner determines the personal 
        services for which payment is claimed actually have been 
        rendered in good faith without collusion and without intent to 
        defraud. 
           Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 69.031, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [DEPOSIT OF STATE AID.] (1) The municipal 
        treasurer, on receiving the fire state aid, shall within 30 days 
        after receipt transmit it to the treasurer of the duly 
        incorporated firefighters' relief association if there is one 
        organized and the association has filed a financial report with 
        the municipality; but if there is no relief association 
        organized, or if any association dissolve, be removed, or has 
        heretofore dissolved, or has been removed as trustees of state 
        aid, then the treasurer of the municipality shall keep the money 
        in the municipal treasury as provided for in section 424A.08 and 
        shall be disbursed only for the purposes and in the manner set 
        forth in that section.  
           (2) The municipal treasurer, upon receipt of the police 
        state aid, shall disburse the police state aid in the following 
        manner: 
           (a) For a municipality in which a local police relief 
        association exists and all peace officers are members of the 
        association, the total state aid shall be transmitted to the 
        treasurer of the relief association within 30 days of the date 
        of receipt, and the treasurer of the relief association shall 
        immediately deposit the total state aid in the special fund of 
        the relief association; 
           (b) For a municipality in which police retirement coverage 
        is provided by the public employees police and fire fund and all 
        peace officers are members of the fund, the total state aid 
        shall be applied toward the municipality's employer contribution 
        to the public employees police and fire fund pursuant to section 
        353.65, subdivision 3, and any state aid in excess of the amount 
        required to meet the employer's contribution pursuant to section 
        353.65, subdivision 3, shall be deposited in the public 
        employees insurance reserve excess contributions holding account 
        of the public employees retirement association; or 
           (c) For a municipality other than a city of the first class 
        with a population of more than 300,000 in which both a police 
        relief association exists and police retirement coverage is 
        provided in part by the public employees police and fire fund, 
        the municipality may elect at its option to transmit the total 
        state aid to the treasurer of the relief association as provided 
        in clause (a), to use the total state aid to apply toward the 
        municipality's employer contribution to the public employees 
        police and fire fund subject to all the provisions set forth in 
        clause (b), or to allot the total state aid proportionately to 
        be transmitted to the police relief association as provided in 
        this subdivision and to apply toward the municipality's employer 
        contribution to the public employees police and fire fund 
        subject to the provisions of clause (b) on the basis of the 
        respective number of active full-time peace officers, as defined 
        in section 69.011, subdivision 1, clause (g). 
           For a city of the first class with a population of more 
        than 300,000, in addition, the city may elect to allot the 
        appropriate portion of the total police state aid to apply 
        toward the employer contribution of the city to the public 
        employees police and fire fund based on the covered salary of 
        police officers covered by the fund each payroll period and to 
        transmit the balance to the police relief association. 
           (3) The county treasurer, upon receipt of the police state 
        aid for the county, shall apply the total state aid toward the 
        county's employer contribution to the public employees police 
        and fire fund pursuant to section 353.65, subdivision 3, and any 
        state aid in excess of the amount required to meet the 
        employer's contribution pursuant to section 353.65, subdivision 
        3, shall be deposited in the public employees insurance reserve 
        excess contributions holding account of the public employees 
        retirement association. 
           (4) The designated metropolitan airports commission 
        official, upon receipt of the police state aid for the 
        metropolitan airports commission, shall apply the total police 
        state aid toward the commission's employer contribution to the 
        Minneapolis employees retirement fund under section 422A.101, 
        subdivision 2a. 
           Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 129D.14, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [STATE COMMUNITY SERVICE BLOCK GRANTS.] (a) The 
        commissioner shall determine eligibility for block grants and 
        the allocation of block grant money on the basis of audited 
        financial records of the station to receive the block grant 
        funds for the station's fiscal year preceding the year in which 
        the grant is made, as well as on the basis of the other 
        requirements set forth in this section.  The commissioner shall 
        annually distribute block grants equally to all stations that 
        comply with the eligibility requirements and for which a 
        licensee applies for a block grant.  The commissioner may 
        promulgate rules to implement this section.  For this purpose 
        the commissioner may promulgate emergency rules pursuant to 
        sections 14.29 to 14.36.  An applicant's share of the grant 
        money shall be based on: 
           (1) The amount received in the preceding year by the 
        station to which the grant would be distributed in private 
        nontax generated contributions from sources within the state; no 
        contributions made for the purpose of capital expenditures shall 
        be counted; and 
           (2) The dollar value in the preceding year of contributions 
        of volunteer time to station operations, provided that the 
        volunteer time was not used for the purpose of raising money for 
        the station.  Volunteer time shall be valued at the federal 
        minimum wage per hour.  A station's total allocation for 
        volunteer time shall not exceed 20 percent of its total grant 
        pursuant to this section. 
           (b) The commissioner shall match every verified 
        contribution dollar under paragraph (a), clause (1) and 
        volunteer time dollar, as calculated under paragraph (a), clause 
        (2), with two state dollars for each eligible applicant until 
        the station to which the grant is distributed has received 
        $10,000 in grant money under this section, and thereafter grant 
        money shall be distributed on a dollar for dollar basis until 
        the total amount appropriated for that year has been distributed 
        equally among all stations.  A station may receive state 
        matching money only until the station's total verified 
        contribution and volunteer time has been matched or the amount 
        of the grant received equals one-third of the station's total 
        operating income for the previous fiscal year. 
           (c) (b) A station may use grant money under this section 
        for any radio station expenses. 
           Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        144C.03, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [TRUST ACCOUNT.] (a) There is established in the 
        general fund an ambulance service personnel longevity award and 
        incentive trust account and an ambulance service personnel 
        longevity award and incentive suspense account.  
           (b) The trust account must be credited with:  
           (1) general fund appropriations for that purpose,; 
           (2) transfers from the ambulance service personnel 
        longevity award and incentive suspense account; and 
           (3) investment earnings on those accumulated proceeds.  The 
        assets and income of the trust account must be held and managed 
        by the commissioner of finance and the state board of investment 
        for the benefit of the state of Minnesota and its general 
        creditors. 
           (c) The suspense account must be credited with transfers 
        from the excess contributions holding account established in 
        section 353.65, subdivision 7, any per-year-of-service 
        allocation under section 144C.07, subdivision 2, paragraph (c), 
        that was not made for an individual, and investment earnings on 
        those accumulated proceeds.  The suspense account must be 
        managed by the commissioner of finance and the state board of 
        investment.  From the suspense account to the trust account 
        there must be transferred to the ambulance service personnel 
        longevity award and incentive trust account, as the suspense 
        account balance permits, the following amounts: 
           (1) an amount equal to any general fund appropriation to 
        the ambulance service personnel longevity award and incentive 
        trust account for that fiscal year; and 
           (2) an amount equal to the percentage of the remaining 
        balance in the account after the deduction of the amount under 
        clause (1), as specified for the applicable fiscal year: 
                  Fiscal year            Percentage  
                    1995                    20  
                    1996                    40 
                    1997                    50 
                    1998                    60 
                    1999                    70 
                    2000                    80 
                    2001                    90 
                    2002 and thereafter    100 
           Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        144C.07, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [POTENTIAL ALLOCATIONS.] (a) On September 1, 
        annually, the commissioner of health or the commissioner's 
        designee under section 144C.01, subdivision 2, shall determine 
        the amount of the allocation of the prior year's accumulation to 
        each qualified ambulance service person.  The prior year's net 
        investment gain or loss under paragraph (b) must be allocated 
        and that year's general fund appropriation, plus any transfer 
        from the suspense account under section 144C.03, subdivision 2, 
        and after deduction of administrative expenses, also must be 
        allocated.  
           (b) The difference in the market value of the assets of the 
        ambulance service personnel longevity award and incentive trust 
        account as of the immediately previous June 30 and the June 30 
        occurring 12 months earlier must be reported on or before August 
        15 by the state board of investment.  The market value gain or 
        loss must be expressed as a percentage of the total potential 
        award accumulations as of the immediately previous June 30, and 
        that positive or negative percentage must be applied to increase 
        or decrease the recorded potential award accumulation of each 
        qualified ambulance service person. 
           (c) The appropriation for this purpose, after deduction of 
        administrative expenses, must be divided by the total number of 
        additional ambulance service personnel years of service 
        recognized since the last allocation or 1,000 years of service, 
        whichever is greater.  If the allocation is based on the 1,000 
        years of service, any allocation not made for a qualified 
        ambulance service person must be credited to the suspense 
        account under section 144C.03, subdivision 2.  A qualified 
        ambulance service person must be credited with a year of service 
        if the person is certified by the chief administrative officer 
        of the ambulance service as having rendered active ambulance 
        service during the 12 months ending as of the immediately 
        previous June 30.  If the person has rendered prior active 
        ambulance service, the person must be additionally credited with 
        one-fifth of a year of service for each year of active ambulance 
        service rendered before June 30, 1993, but not to exceed in any 
        year one additional year of service or to exceed in total five 
        years of prior service.  Prior active ambulance service means 
        employment by or the provision of service to a licensed 
        ambulance service before June 30, 1993, as determined by the 
        person's current ambulance service based on records provided by 
        the person that were contemporaneous to the service.  The prior 
        ambulance service must be reported on or before August 15 to the 
        commissioner of health in an affidavit from the chief 
        administrative officer of the ambulance service. 
           Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 176.611, 
        subdivision 6a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6a.  [APPROPRIATIONS CONSTITUTING FUND.] The 
        revolving fund consists of $3,437,690 appropriated from the 
        general fund and other funds, along with credited investment 
        gains or losses attributable to balances in the account.  The 
        state board of investment shall invest the fund's assets 
        according to section 11A.24. 
           Sec. 53.  [197.236] [VETERANS' CEMETERY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ADVISORY COUNCIL; PURPOSE.] The veterans' 
        cemetery advisory council is established for the purpose of 
        managing the fundraising for the veterans' cemetery trust 
        account established in subdivision 7.  The council consists of 
        seven members appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the 
        governor.  Members serve without per diem and without 
        reimbursement for expenses.  The council and the terms of 
        members expire December 31, 1996. 
           Subd. 2.  [MEMBERSHIP.] Members must be persons experienced 
        in policy development, civic and community affairs, forms of 
        public service, or legal work.  At least two members must be 
        veterans.  At least three, but no more than four of the members 
        must be residents of the metropolitan area, as defined in 
        section 473.121, subdivision 2.  No more than four of the 
        members may be of the same gender. 
           Subd. 3.  [OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE.] The commissioner of 
        veterans affairs shall supervise and control the veterans' 
        cemetery established under this section.  The commissioner may 
        contract for the maintenance and operation of the cemetery.  All 
        personnel, equipment, and support necessary for maintenance and 
        operation of the cemetery, must be included in the department's 
        budget. 
           Subd. 4.  [ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY.] By August 1, 1994, or 
        as soon thereafter as practicable, the department of veterans 
        affairs shall receive by gift and establish ownership of the 
        site of approximately 36 acres adjacent to Camp Ripley in 
        Morrison county that has been prepared for the purpose of a 
        state veterans' cemetery by the Minnesota state veterans' 
        cemetery association.  Prior to the acquisition of this land, 
        the department must obtain the approval of the Morrison county 
        board.  The department may also receive any equipment and 
        materials granted to the state or any of its political 
        subdivisions for this purpose. 
           Subd. 5.  [RULES.] The commissioner of veterans affairs may 
        adopt rules regarding the operation of the cemetery.  If 
        practicable, the commissioner shall require that upright granite 
        markers be used to mark all gravesites.  
           Subd. 6.  [PERMANENT DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE 
        ACCOUNT.] A veterans' cemetery development and maintenance 
        account is established in the special revenue fund of the state 
        treasury.  Receipts for burial fees, earnings from the veterans' 
        cemetery trust account, designated appropriations, and any other 
        cemetery receipts must be deposited into this account.  The 
        money in the account, including interest earned, is appropriated 
        to the commissioner to be used for the development, operation, 
        maintenance, and improvement of the cemetery.  To the extent 
        practicable, the commissioner of veterans affairs must apply for 
        available federal grants for the development and operation of 
        the cemetery. 
           Subd. 7.  [PERMANENT TRUST ACCOUNT.] A veterans' cemetery 
        trust account is established in the special revenue fund of the 
        state treasury.  All designated appropriations and monetary 
        donations to the cemetery must be placed in this account.  The 
        principal of this account must be invested by the state board of 
        investment and may not be spent.  The income from this account 
        must be transferred as directed by the account manager to the 
        veterans' cemetery development and maintenance account. 
           Subd. 8.  [ELIGIBILITY.] Any person who is eligible for 
        burial in a national veterans cemetery is eligible for burial in 
        the state veterans' cemetery. 
           Subd. 9.  [BURIAL FEES.] The commissioner of veterans 
        affairs shall establish a fee schedule, which may be adjusted 
        from time to time, for the interment of eligible family 
        members.  The fees shall cover as nearly as practicable the 
        actual costs of interment, excluding the value of the plot.  The 
        department may accept the social security burial allowance, if 
        any, of the eligible family members in an amount not to exceed 
        the actual cost of the interment.  The commissioner may waive 
        the fee in the case of an indigent eligible person. 
           No plot or interment fees may be charged for the burial of 
        eligible veterans, members of the national guard, or military 
        reservists, except that funds available from the social security 
        or veterans burial allowances, if any, must be paid to the 
        commissioner in an amount not to exceed the actual cost of the 
        interment, excluding the value of the plot. 
           Prior to the interment of an eligible person, the 
        commissioner shall request the cooperation of the eligible 
        person's next of kin in applying to the appropriate federal 
        agencies for payment to the cemetery of any allowable interment 
        allowance. 
           Subd. 10.  [ALLOCATION OF PLOTS.] A person, or survivor of 
        a person, eligible for interment in the state veterans' cemetery 
        may apply for a burial plot for the eligible person by 
        submitting a request to the commissioner of veterans affairs on 
        a form supplied by the department.  The department shall allot 
        plots on a first-come, first-served basis.  To the extent that 
        it is practical, plots must be allocated in a manner permitting 
        the burial of eligible family members above, below, or adjacent 
        to the eligible veteran, member of the national guard, or 
        military reservist. 
           Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 204B.27, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [VOTER INFORMATION TELEPHONE LINE.] The secretary 
        of state shall provide a voter information telephone line for 
        use during the period beginning two weeks before the state 
        primary and ending three days after the state general election.  
        A toll-free number must be provided for use by persons residing 
        outside the metropolitan calling area.  The secretary of state 
        shall make available information concerning voter registration, 
        absentee voting, election results, and other election-related 
        information considered by the secretary of state to be useful to 
        the public. 
           Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 326.12, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [CERTIFIED SIGNATURE.] Each plan, specification, 
        plat, report, or other document which under sections 326.02 to 
        326.15 is prepared and submitted to a building official by a 
        licensed architect, licensed engineer, licensed land surveyor, 
        licensed landscape architect, or certified interior designer 
        shall be required to must bear only the signature of the 
        licensed or certified person preparing it, or the signature of 
        the licensed or certified person under whose direct supervision 
        it was prepared.  Each signature shall be accompanied by a 
        certification that the signer is licensed under sections 326.02 
        to 326.15, by the person's license number, and by the date on 
        which the signature was affixed.  The provisions of this 
        paragraph shall not apply to documents of an intraoffice or 
        intracompany nature. 
           Sec. 56.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 353.65, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [EXCESS CONTRIBUTIONS HOLDING ACCOUNT.] (a) The 
        public employees insurance reserve excess contributions holding 
        account is established in the public employees retirement 
        association.  Excess contributions established by section 
        69.031, subdivision 5, paragraphs (2), clauses (b) and (c), and 
        (3) must be deposited in the account.  These contributions and 
        all investment earnings associated with them must be regularly 
        transferred to the insurance trust fund established by section 
        43A.316, subdivision 9 as provided in paragraph (b). 
           (b) From the amount of the excess contributions and 
        associated investment earnings: 
           (1) $1,000,000 must be transferred annually to the 
        ambulance service personnel longevity award and incentive 
        suspense account established by section 144C.03, subdivision 2; 
        and 
           (2) any remaining balance must be transferred to the 
        general fund. 
           (c) If a law is enacted creating a police officer stress 
        reduction program, and money is appropriated for the program, an 
        amount equal to the appropriation must be transferred from the 
        excess contributions holding account to the stress reduction 
        program before money is transferred to the general fund under 
        paragraph (b), clause (2). 
           Sec. 57.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 354.06, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  The management of the fund is vested in a 
        board of eight trustees known as the board of trustees of the 
        teachers retirement fund.  It is composed of the following 
        persons:  the commissioner of education, the commissioner of 
        finance, the commissioner of commerce a representative of the 
        Minnesota school boards association, four members of the fund 
        elected by the members of the fund, and one retiree elected by 
        the retirees of the fund.  The five elected members of the board 
        of trustees must be chosen by mail ballot in a manner fixed by 
        the board of trustees of the fund.  In every odd-numbered year 
        there shall be elected two members of the fund to the board of 
        trustees for terms of four years commencing on the first of July 
        next succeeding their election.  In every odd-numbered year one 
        retiree of the fund must be elected to the board of trustees for 
        a term of two years commencing on the first of July next 
        succeeding the election.  The filing of candidacy for a retiree 
        election must include a petition of endorsement signed by at 
        least ten retirees of the fund.  Each election must be completed 
        by June first of each succeeding odd-numbered year.  In the case 
        of elective members, any vacancy must be filled by appointment 
        by the remainder of the board, and the appointee shall serve 
        until the members or retirees of the fund at the next regular 
        election have elected a trustee to serve for the unexpired term 
        caused by the vacancy.  No member or retiree may be appointed by 
        the board, or elected by the members of the fund as a trustee, 
        if the person is not a member or retiree of the fund in good 
        standing at the time of the appointment or election.  
           Sec. 58.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 570.01, is 
        amended to read: 
           570.01 [ALLOWANCE OF ATTACHMENT.] 
           As a proceeding ancillary to a civil action for the 
        recovery of money and to any action brought by the attorney 
        general under the authority of section 8.31, subdivision 1, or 
        any other law respecting unfair, discriminatory, or other 
        unlawful practices in business, commerce, or trade, the 
        claimant, at the time of commencement of the civil action or at 
        any time thereafter afterward, may have the property of the 
        respondent attached in the manner and in the circumstances 
        prescribed in sections 570.01 to 570.14, as security for the 
        satisfaction of any judgment that the claimant may recover.  The 
        order for attachment shall may be issued only by a judge of the 
        court in the county in which the civil action is pending.  All 
        property not exempt from execution under the judgment demanded 
        in the civil action may be is subject to attachment. 
           Sec. 59.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 570.02, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [GROUNDS.] An order of attachment which 
        that is intended to provide security for the satisfaction of a 
        judgment may be issued only in the following situations:  
           (1) when the respondent has assigned, secreted, or disposed 
        of, or is about to assign, secrete, or dispose of, any of the 
        respondent's nonexempt property, with intent to delay or defraud 
        the respondent's creditors; 
           (2) when the respondent has removed, or is about to remove, 
        any of the respondent's nonexempt property from this state, with 
        intent to delay or defraud the respondent's creditors; 
           (3) when the respondent has converted or is about to 
        convert any of the respondent's nonexempt property into money or 
        credits, for the purpose of placing the property beyond the 
        reach of the respondent's creditors; 
           (4) when the respondent has committed an intentional fraud 
        giving rise to the claim upon which the civil action is brought; 
        or 
           (5) when the respondent has committed any act or omission, 
        for which the respondent has been convicted of a felony, giving 
        rise to the claim upon which the civil action is brought; or 
           (6) when the respondent has violated the law of this state 
        respecting unfair, discriminatory, and other unlawful practices 
        in business, commerce, or trade, including but not limited to 
        any of the statutes specifically enumerated in section 8.31, 
        subdivision 1. 
           Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 570.025, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [CONDITIONS.] A preliminary attachment order may 
        be issued prior to before the hearing specified in section 
        570.026 only if the following conditions are met: 
           (1) the claimant has made a good faith effort to inform the 
        respondent of the application for a preliminary attachment order 
        or that informing the respondent would endanger the ability of 
        the claimant to recover upon a judgment subsequently awarded; 
           (2) the claimant has demonstrated the probability of 
        success on the merits; 
           (3) the claimant has demonstrated the existence of one or 
        more of the grounds specified in section 570.02, subdivision 1, 
        clause (1), (2), or (3), or (6); and 
           (4) due to extraordinary circumstances, the claimant's 
        interests cannot be protected pending a hearing by an 
        appropriate order of the court, other than by directing a 
        prehearing seizure of property. 
           Sec. 61.  Laws 1993, chapter 192, section 17, subdivision 
        3, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 3.  Accounting Services  
            19,303,000     12,711,000
            19,378,000     12,636,000
        $4,640,000 $4,715,000 the first year 
        and $3,869,000 $3,794,000 the second 
        year are to implement the accounts 
        receivable project.  The commissioner 
        of finance may transfer money to the 
        commissioners of human services and 
        revenue and the attorney general.  Any 
        unencumbered balance remaining in the 
        first year does not cancel but is 
        available for the second year of the 
        biennium. 
        $10,300,000 the first year and 
        $4,700,000 the second year are for the 
        statewide systems project.  If the 
        appropriation for the statewide systems 
        project in either year is insufficient, 
        the appropriation for the other year is 
        available.  The commissioner of finance 
        shall report monthly during the 
        biennium ending June 30, 1995, to the 
        chairs of the senate finance committee 
        and the house of representatives ways 
        and means committee on the expenditure 
        of this appropriation and the progress 
        of the statewide systems project. 
        $285,000 is for transfer by August 1, 
        1993, to the legislative commission on 
        planning and fiscal policy for the 
        purpose of improving legislative access 
        to executive branch budgeting and 
        accounting information.  None of the 
        other money appropriated in this 
        section for the statewide systems 
        project may be spent until the transfer 
        to the legislative commission on 
        planning and fiscal policy has occurred.
        The budgeting and accounting portions 
        of the statewide systems project must 
        be designed so that all public data in 
        these systems are available to the 
        legislature at the time the data are 
        available to executive branch agencies. 
        The commissioner of finance, in 
        consultation with affected agencies, 
        shall reengineer work processes in 
        preparation for the new state 
        accounting, purchasing, and personnel 
        systems. 
        The commissioner shall develop a joint 
        work plan with the department of 
        administration to implement electronic 
        data interchange.  The commissioner 
        shall prepare plans for migrating to 
        open systems, and shall develop plans 
        for an automated interface with the 
        local government financial system.  The 
        commissioner must submit these plans to 
        the information policy office for 
        review and approval. 
           Sec. 62.  [IMPROVED COORDINATION AND CITIZEN ACCESS.] 
           (a) The legislative coordinating commission shall make 
        recommendations to improve coordination of public information 
        activities between the house of representatives and the senate.  
        The purpose of these recommendations is to eliminate unnecessary 
        duplication in a manner that will improve citizens' access to 
        public information concerning legislative proceedings. 
           (b) The commission must consider: 
           (1) joint mailings of material providing updates on recent 
        house and senate activities and schedules for upcoming meetings; 
           (2) ensuring that house and senate public information 
        offices each have materials produced by the other office, such 
        as meeting schedules, information on bill introductions, and 
        updates on recent activities, so that a citizen seeking 
        information can obtain it in one place; 
           (3) ensuring continued cooperation and coordination of 
        television production and other public outreach activities; 
           (4) ensuring that offices in each legislative body that 
        have contact with the public are expected to and are able to 
        direct citizens to offices and meetings in the other body. 
           (c) The commission shall make recommendations to the chairs 
        of the governmental operations committees, the chairs of the 
        finance committee divisions having responsibility for the 
        legislature, the speaker of the house, and the majority leader 
        of the senate by November 15, 1994.  The recommendations must 
        include the specific topics listed in paragraph (b), and any 
        other topics designed to improve citizen access to the 
        legislature. 
           Sec. 63.  [PUBLIC EMPLOYEES INSURANCE PURCHASING 
        COOPERATIVE TASK FORCE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The public employees 
        insurance purchasing cooperative task force consists of one 
        member each appointed by and representing: 
           (1) the department of employee relations; 
           (2) the Minnesota school boards association; 
           (3) the league of Minnesota cities; 
           (4) the association of Minnesota counties; 
           (5) the American federation of state, county, and municipal 
        employees; 
           (6) the Minnesota education association; 
           (7) the Minnesota federation of teachers; 
           (8) the Minnesota state building and construction trades 
        council; 
           (9) the Minnesota AFL-CIO; 
           (10) the Minnesota teamsters; 
           (11) the Minnesota police and peace officers association; 
           (12) the Minnesota professional firefighters; and 
           (13) the educational cooperative service units under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 123.58. 
           The appointing authorities are responsible for costs 
        incurred by members. 
           Subd. 2.  [DUTIES.] The task force shall study the 
        feasibility of establishing a cooperative of all public 
        employees, excluding state employees, to purchase hospital, 
        dental, and medical insurance coverage.  The task force shall 
        identify costs associated with the establishment and operation 
        of a cooperative, determine accessibility for public employees 
        throughout the state, and develop a plan for implementation.  
        The task force shall submit a report and recommendations to the 
        committee on governmental operations and gambling of the house 
        of representatives and the committee on governmental operations 
        and reform of the senate by March 1, 1995.  The task force 
        expires upon submission of its report and recommendations. 
           Subd. 3.  [DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS.] The 
        commissioner of employee relations shall coordinate the 
        formation of the task force by the organizations listed in 
        subdivision 1, provide administrative and staff support to the 
        task force, and assist in preparing its report and 
        recommendations to the legislature. 
           Sec. 64.  [STRESS DETECTION, PREVENTION, REDUCTION, AND 
        ACCOMMODATION PROGRAM FEASIBILITY STUDY.] 
           (a) The commissioner of employee relations shall conduct a 
        feasibility study for the establishment of a program in state 
        government to be known as the Minnesota police officers stress 
        program.  This program is intended to provide expertise and 
        resources for the prevention of job-related stress in police 
        work.  It must also provide a treatment program for 
        posttraumatic stress as experienced by police officers who are 
        certified and licensed by the police officers standards and 
        training board. 
           (b) Results of the study required under paragraph (a) must 
        be reported to the chairs of the senate governmental operations 
        and reform committee, the house of representatives governmental 
        operations and gambling committee, the senate finance committee, 
        and the house of representatives ways and means committee by 
        January 5, 1995. 
           Sec. 65.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 10.11, subdivision 1; 
        10.12; 10.14; 10.15; 16A.06, subdivision 8; 16A.124, subdivision 
        6; 197.235; 355.04; and 355.06, are repealed.  
           Laws 1985, First Special Session chapter 12, article 11, 
        section 19, is repealed. 
           Sec. 66.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 35 to 44 are effective July 1, 1994, and apply to 
        the collection of any debt arising before, on, or after that 
        date. 
           Section 34, subdivisions 1 to 3, are effective July 1, 1995.
                                   ARTICLE 4 
                             COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
        Section 1.  [COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums set forth in the columns headed "APPROPRIATIONS" 
        are appropriated from the general fund, or other named fund, to 
        the agencies for the purposes specified in this article and are 
        added to or, if shown in parenthesis, are subtracted from 
        appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1994 and 
        June 30, 1995, in Laws 1993, chapter 369, or another named law. 
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                                                1994          1995  
        General Fund                          $  123,000     $2,694,000
        Workers' Compensation Fund                               50,000
        TOTAL                                 $  123,000     $2,694,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  1994         1995 
        Sec. 2.  TRADE AND 
        ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT              $              $    1,550,000
        (a) Minnesota Film Board                                 40,000
        This appropriation is added to the 
        appropriation in Laws 1993, chapter 
        369, section 2, subdivision 4, for the 
        Minnesota film board.  This 
        appropriation is available only upon 
        receipt by the board of $1 in matching 
        money or in-kind contributions from 
        nonstate sources for every $3 provided 
        by this appropriation. 
        (b) Community Development
        The $6,000,000 to be transferred under 
        the appropriation in Laws 1993, chapter 
        369, section 2, subdivision 2, in 
        fiscal year 1994 to the regional 
        revolving loan fund account in the 
        special revenue fund is to be 
        transferred instead to the rural 
        rehabilitation account in the special 
        revenue fund. 
        (c) Job Skills Partnership                              500,000
        This appropriation is added to the 
        appropriations made in Laws 1993, 
        chapter 369, section 2, subdivision 5, 
        and the total is the budget base for 
        the next biennium. The appropriation is 
        added to the $1,088,000 for fiscal year 
        1995 for the job skills partnership. 
        The purpose for the original $1,088,000 
        and the additional appropriation is for 
        the job skills partnership program 
        under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116L. 
        (d) Phalen Corridor                                     450,000
        This appropriation is to make a grant 
        to the city of Saint Paul for the first 
        phase of development and for 
        infrastructure analysis of the Phalen 
        corridor, a redevelopment program to 
        transform an underutilized railroad 
        corridor into a 100-acre industrial 
        park for, primarily, manufacturing and 
        industrial employment.  This 
        appropriation is not available unless 
        matched by an equal amount from 
        nonstate sources. 
        (e) Women-Owned Businesses                               25,000
        This appropriation is to conduct a 
        study of women-owned businesses.\H* (The\h 
        \Hpreceding paragraphs beginning "(e)"\h 
        \Hwere vetoed by the governor.)\h 
        (f) North Metro Business Retention                       35,000
        and Development Commission
        This appropriation is added to the 
        grant authorized in Laws 1993, chapter 
        369, section 2, subdivision 5, for the 
        North Metro Business Retention and 
        Development Commission, and is for the 
        purpose of including the cities of New 
        Brighton and Mounds View in the pilot 
        project.  This grant is available only 
        on a demonstration of a 
        dollar-for-dollar cash match from the 
        commission. 
        (g) Agricultural Processing Facility                    500,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to a 
        city that is the site of an 
        agricultural processing facility with a 
        project cost estimated to be at least 
        $100,000,000.  The grant shall be made 
        only if such a facility is located in 
        the city.  The grant must be used to 
        pay costs related to the project. 
        Sec. 3.  LABOR INTERPRETIVE
        CENTER                                    45,000        140,000
        These general fund appropriations for 
        operational expenditures are in 
        addition to the appropriations 
        transferred in Laws 1993, chapter 369, 
        section 26. 
        Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
        the first year does not cancel but is 
        available for the second year. 
        The commissioner of administration 
        shall manage and control the land 
        acquired pursuant to Laws 1987, chapter 
        400, section 61, until funds are 
        appropriated and construction is 
        authorized by the legislature to begin 
        on the labor interpretive center.  
        Of the money appropriated for 1994, up 
        to $10,000 is available immediately to 
        repay any amount owed the bond proceeds 
        fund. 
        Sec. 4.  MINNESOTA TECHNOLOGY
        INCORPORATED                             -0-            200,000
        This appropriation is added to the 
        appropriation for transfer from the 
        general fund to the Minnesota 
        Technology, Inc. fund in Laws 1993, 
        chapter 369, section 3, and is for 
        state match for the first year of a 
        federal grant for a defense conversion 
        consortium. 
        Sec. 5.  JOBS AND TRAINING           
        Total Appropriation                      -0-            600,000
        (a) This appropriation is added to the 
        appropriation in Laws 1993, chapter 
        369, section 5. 
        (b) Supported Employment                                150,000
        $75,000 of this appropriation must be 
        used to fund direct services for 
        persons with severe disabilities.  
        $75,000 of this appropriation is for 
        staff salary cost of living adjustments 
        to extended employment program grants 
        for extended employment and long-term 
        employment under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 268A.09. 
        (c) Displaced Homemaker                                 165,000
        This appropriation is for the purpose 
        of the displaced homemaker program 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        268.96.\H* (The preceding paragraphs\h 
        \Hbeginning "(c)" were vetoed by the\h 
        \Hgovernor.)\h 
        (d) Minnesota Youth Programs                            235,000
        This appropriation is for the summer 
        youth program under Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 268.56 and 268.561, for a 
        grant of $150,000 to the Minneapolis 
        park and recreation board and $85,000 
        to the city of St. Paul for 
        demonstration programs in hiring youth 
        for summer jobs.  These grants must be 
        matched from nonstate sources.  The 
        demonstration programs must otherwise 
        comply with Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 268.56 and 268.561. 
        (e) Employment Services for Persons
        With Mental Illness                                      50,000
        Of this appropriation, $50,000 is 
        appropriated from the general fund to 
        the commissioner of jobs and training 
        for fiscal year 1995 for the grants 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        268A.13, and the development of a 
        statewide plan for establishing a 
        statewide system to reimburse providers 
        for employment support services for 
        persons with mental illness.\H* (The\h 
        \Hpreceding paragraphs beginning "(e)"\h 
        \Hwere vetoed by the governor.)\h 
        Sec. 6.  LABOR AND INDUSTRY                -0-           50,000
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
        General Fund                          $    -0-       $  -0-    
        Workers' Compensation 
        Special fund                               -0-           50,000
        (a) OSHA Supplement Fund                                 50,000
        This appropriation is from the special 
        compensation fund and is added to the 
        appropriation in Laws 1993, chapter 
        369, section 9, subdivision 3. 
        (b) OSHA Inspectors 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 79.253, $90,000 is appropriated 
        for fiscal year 1995 from the assigned 
        risk safety account in the special 
        compensation fund to the commissioner 
        of labor and industry for the purpose 
        of hiring two occupational safety and 
        health inspectors.  The inspectors 
        shall perform safety consultations for 
        employers through labor-management 
        committees as defined in section 
        179.81, subdivision 2, under an 
        interagency agreement entered into 
        between the commissioners of labor and 
        industry and mediation services. 
        Sec. 7.  COMMERCE                          -0-            8,000
        This appropriation is for a study, in 
        consultation with the attorney general, 
        of the pawnbroker industry in 
        Minnesota.  The commissioner shall 
        study: 
        (1) current licensing and regulation of 
        pawnbrokers by political subdivisions, 
        the effectiveness of that licensing, 
        and the need, if any, for licensing and 
        regulation by the state; and 
        (2) rates of interest or fees charged 
        on pawnbroker loans in Minnesota and 
        other states, and whether the state 
        should establish a maximum rate of 
        interest or fee for such loans. 
        The commissioner shall report findings, 
        conclusions, and recommendations of the 
        study to the legislature by December 1, 
        1994.\H* (Section 7 was vetoed by the\h 
        \Hgovernor.)\h 
        Sec. 8.  PUBLIC SERVICE                  -0-          (220,000)
        This reduction is to the appropriation 
        in Laws 1993, chapter 369, section 11, 
        subdivision 5, for transfer to the 
        energy and conservation account under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.241, 
        subdivision 2a, for programs 
        administered by the commissioner of 
        jobs and training to improve the energy 
        efficiency of residential LP gas 
        heating equipment in low-income 
        households, and when necessary, to 
        provide weatherization services to the 
        homes. 
        Sec. 9.  MINNESOTA WORLD TRADE
        CENTER CORPORATION                     78,000           111,000
        The appropriation for the first year is 
        from the balance reduction in the 
        export finance working capital account 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        116J.9673, subdivision 4.  The 
        appropriation for the second year is 
        not available unless matched $1 for 
        every $2 of the state appropriation by 
        the St. Paul business community. 
        The appropriation is for the purposes 
        of paying the accrued debt of the World 
        Trade Center Corporation. 
        Sec. 10.  MINNESOTA HISTORICAL 
        SOCIETY                               -0-               150,000
        (a) Archaeology                                          50,000
        This appropriation is for the state 
        archaeology function and purpose. 
        (b) Museum of the National Guard                         25,000
        This appropriation is for a 
        contribution from the state to the 
        Museum of the National Guard in 
        Washington D.C.\H* (The preceding\h 
        \Hparagraphs beginning "(b)" were vetoed\h 
        \Hby the governor.)\h  
        (c) Grand Meadow Chert Quarry                            35,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        the Mower county historical society for 
        acquisition of the historic Grand 
        Meadow chert quarry.\H* (The preceding\h 
        \Hparagraphs beginning "(c)" were vetoed\h 
        \Hby the governor.)\h  
        (d) Minnesota Transportation Museum                      10,000
        This appropriation is for restoration 
        of a president's conference committee 
        street car, and must be matched on a 
        one-for-one basis from private sources, 
        including in-kind contributions.\H* (The\h 
        \Hpreceding paragraphs beginning "(d)"\h 
        \Hwere vetoed by the governor.)\h 
        (e) St. Anthony Falls Area                               60,000
        Of this appropriation, $35,000 is for a 
        grant to the Minneapolis parks and 
        recreation board, to be used by the 
        board as a grant to further develop the 
        great river road project in the central 
        Mississippi riverfront park.  A grant 
        made by the board from this 
        appropriation is not subject to the 
        matching requirements of Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 138.766.  Of this 
        appropriation, $25,000 is for a grant 
        to the St. Anthony Falls heritage board 
        for board operating costs.\H* (The\h 
        \Hpreceding paragraphs beginning "(e)"\h 
        \Hwere vetoed by the governor.)\h 
        (f) Hinckley Fire Museum                                 10,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        the Pine county historical society for 
        renovation of the Hinckley fire museum. 
        (g) Kee Theatre                                          10,000
        This appropriation is for a grant for 
        the restoration of the Kee theatre in 
        Kiester. 
        (h) Cloquet-Moose Lake Forest Fire Center               (50,000)
        The appropriation in Laws 1993, chapter 
        369, section 12, subdivision 6, 
        paragraph (g), is canceled. 
        Sec. 11.  BOARD OF THE ARTS              -0-            115,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        the city of Minneapolis for capital 
        improvements to the Hennepin center for 
        the arts.  The city may give this money 
        as a grant to the governing body of the 
        Hennepin center for the arts.\H* (Section\h 
        \H11 was vetoed by the governor.)\h 
        Sec. 12.  COUNCIL ON AFFAIRS OF
        SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE                  -0-             10,000
        This appropriation is for (1) making 
        the position of the council's 
        ombudsperson for families a full-time 
        position, and (2) statewide outreach. 
        The council shall report to the 
        legislature by February 1, 1995, on the 
        results and effects of the statewide 
        outreach. 
        Sec. 13.  COUNCIL ON BLACK
        MINNESOTANS                              -0-             10,000
        This appropriation is for (1) making 
        the position of the council's 
        ombudsperson for families a full-time 
        position, and (2) statewide outreach. 
        The council shall report to the 
        legislature by February 1, 1995, on the 
        results and effects of the statewide 
        outreach. 
        Sec. 14.  COUNCIL ON ASIAN-PACIFIC
        MINNESOTANS                              -0-             10,000
        This appropriation is for (1) making 
        the position of the council's 
        ombudsperson for families a full-time 
        position, and (2) statewide outreach. 
        The council shall report to the 
        legislature by February 1, 1995, on the 
        results and effects of the statewide 
        outreach. 
        Sec. 15.  INDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL         -0-             10,000
        This appropriation is for (1) making 
        the position of the council's 
        ombudsperson for families a full-time 
        position, and (2) statewide outreach. 
        The council shall report to the 
        legislature by February 1, 1995, on the 
        results and effects of the statewide 
        outreach. 
           Sec. 16.  [STUDY; WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES.] 
           The commissioner of trade and economic development, in 
        consultation with the commissioner of commerce, shall conduct a 
        study of the status of women-owned businesses in Minnesota.  The 
        commissioner shall: 
           (1) identify and compile information on trends in women 
        business ownership and trends in the size of women-owned 
        businesses; 
           (2) identify the distribution of women-owned businesses by 
        industry and the demographic profile of women business owners; 
           (3) identify the current and prospective needs of 
        women-owned businesses for all types of credit and capital, 
        including start-up capital, expansion capital, and working 
        capital, considering the number and type of women-owned 
        businesses and the rate of formation of women-owned businesses; 
           (4) identify and document the availability of all types of 
        credit and financing for women-owned businesses; 
           (5) describe any barriers that exist that limit women-owned 
        businesses' access to capital and credit; 
           (6) examine and document the use of publicly funded capital 
        subsidy programs by women-owned businesses, including business 
        loan and grant programs, interest subsidy programs, and loan 
        insurance and loan guarantee programs; 
           (7) evaluate the effectiveness of the community 
        reinvestment act in Minnesota as one method of addressing the 
        credit needs of women-owned businesses; 
           (8) compare the relative access to credit of women-owned 
        businesses in Minnesota and women-owned businesses in other 
        states or regions; 
           (9) provide recommendations to improve, as necessary, 
        access to credit by, and the availability of credit for, 
        women-owned businesses; 
           (10) identify the level of participation by women-owned 
        businesses in state procurement programs; and 
           (11) identify the barriers, by industry, which inhibit the 
        ability of women to compete for and obtain contracts. 
           The commissioner shall use the most current and reliable 
        information available, including information the commissioner 
        obtains through a survey of Minnesota's women-owned 
        corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and 
        sole proprietorships.  Any state agency with information or 
        expertise required for the study shall cooperate by supplying 
        data or assistance as requested by the commissioner.  The 
        commissioner shall prepare a report summarizing the findings and 
        recommendations and present it to the legislature by January 30, 
        1995. 
           Sec. 17.  [MICRO BUSINESS LOANS.] 
           The commissioner of trade and economic development shall 
        evaluate ways to encourage micro business loans for small 
        start-up businesses.  The commissioner shall report to the 
        legislature as part of the biennial budget process on ways to 
        meet the capital needs of small start-up businesses, including 
        proposed measures of the effectiveness of these loans. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        15.50, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [CAPITOL AREA PLAN.] (a) The board shall prepare, 
        prescribe, and from time to time, after a public hearing, amend 
        a comprehensive use plan for the capitol area, called the area 
        in this subdivision, which consists of that portion of the city 
        of Saint Paul comprehended within the following boundaries:  
        Beginning at the point of intersection of the center line of the 
        Arch-Pennsylvania freeway and the center line of Marion Street, 
        thence southerly along the center line of Marion Street extended 
        to a point 50 feet south of the south line of Concordia Avenue, 
        thence southeasterly along a line extending 50 feet from the 
        south line of Concordia Avenue to a point 125 feet from the west 
        line of John Ireland Boulevard, thence southwesterly along a 
        line extending 125 feet from the west line of John Ireland 
        Boulevard to the south line of Dayton Avenue, thence 
        northeasterly from the south line of Dayton Avenue to the west 
        line of John Ireland Boulevard, thence northeasterly to the 
        center line of the intersection of Old Kellogg Boulevard and 
        Summit Avenue, thence northeasterly along the center line of 
        Summit Avenue to the center line of the new West Kellogg 
        Boulevard, thence southerly along the east line of the new West 
        Kellogg Boulevard, to the center line of West Seventh Street, 
        thence northeasterly along the center line of West Seventh 
        Street to the center line of the Fifth Street ramp, thence 
        northwesterly along the center line of the Fifth Street ramp to 
        the east line of the right-of-way of Interstate Highway 35-E, 
        thence northeasterly along the east line of the right-of-way of 
        Interstate Highway 35-E to the south line of the right-of-way of 
        Interstate Highway 94, thence easterly along the south line of 
        the right-of-way of Interstate Highway 94 to the west line of 
        St. Peter Street, thence southerly to the south line of Eleventh 
        Street, thence easterly along the south line of Eleventh Street 
        to the west line of Cedar Street, thence southeasterly along the 
        west line of Cedar Street to the center line of Tenth Street, 
        thence northeasterly along the center line of Tenth Street to 
        the center line of Minnesota Street, thence northwesterly along 
        the center line of Minnesota Street to the center line of 
        Eleventh Street, thence northeasterly along the center line of 
        Eleventh Street to the center line of Jackson Street, thence 
        northwesterly along the center line of Jackson Street to the 
        center line of the Arch-Pennsylvania freeway extended, thence 
        westerly along the center line of the Arch-Pennsylvania freeway 
        extended and Marion Street to the point of origin.  If 
        construction of the labor interpretive center does not commence 
        prior to December 31, 1996 1998, at the site recommended by the 
        board, the boundaries of the capitol area revert to their 
        configuration as of 1992.  
           Under the comprehensive plan, or a portion of it, the board 
        may regulate, by means of zoning rules adopted under the 
        administrative procedure act, the kind, character, height, and 
        location, of buildings and other structures constructed or used, 
        the size of yards and open spaces, the percentage of lots that 
        may be occupied, and the uses of land, buildings and other 
        structures, within the area.  To protect and enhance the 
        dignity, beauty, and architectural integrity of the capitol 
        area, the board is further empowered to include in its zoning 
        rules design review procedures and standards with respect to any 
        proposed construction activities in the capitol area 
        significantly affecting the dignity, beauty, and architectural 
        integrity of the area.  No person may undertake these 
        construction activities as defined in the board's rules in the 
        capitol area without first submitting construction plans to the 
        board, obtaining a zoning permit from the board, and receiving a 
        written certification from the board specifying that the person 
        has complied with all design review procedures and standards.  
        Violation of the zoning rules is a misdemeanor.  The board may, 
        at its option, proceed to abate any violation by injunction.  
        The board and the city of St. Paul shall cooperate in assuring 
        that the area adjacent to the capitol area is developed in a 
        manner that is in keeping with the purpose of the board and the 
        provisions of the comprehensive plan.  
           (b) The commissioner of administration shall act as a 
        consultant to the board with regard to the physical structural 
        needs of the state.  The commissioner shall make studies and 
        report the results to the board when it requests reports for its 
        planning purpose.  
           (c) No public building, street, parking lot, or monument, 
        or other construction may be built or altered on any public 
        lands within the area unless the plans for the project conform 
        to the comprehensive use plan as specified in paragraph (d) and 
        to the requirement for competitive plans as specified in 
        paragraph (e).  No alteration substantially changing the 
        external appearance of any existing public building approved in 
        the comprehensive plan or the exterior or interior design of any 
        proposed new public building the plans for which were secured by 
        competition under paragraph (e) may be made without the prior 
        consent of the board.  The commissioner of administration shall 
        consult with the board regarding internal changes having the 
        effect of substantially altering the architecture of the 
        interior of any proposed building.  
           (d) The comprehensive plan must show the existing land uses 
        and recommend future uses including:  areas for public taking 
        and use; zoning for private land and criteria for development of 
        public land, including building areas, open spaces, monuments, 
        and other memorials; vehicular and pedestrian circulation; 
        utilities systems; vehicular storage; elements of landscape 
        architecture.  No substantial alteration or improvement may be 
        made to public lands or buildings in the area without the 
        written approval of the board.  
           (e) The board shall secure by competitions plans for any 
        new public building.  Plans for any comprehensive plan, 
        landscaping scheme, street plan, or property acquisition that 
        may be proposed, or for any proposed alteration of any existing 
        public building, landscaping scheme or street plan may be 
        secured by a similar competition.  A competition must be 
        conducted under rules prescribed by the board and may be of any 
        type which meets the competition standards of the American 
        Institute of Architects.  Designs selected become the property 
        of the state of Minnesota, and the board may award one or more 
        premiums in each competition and may pay the costs and fees that 
        may be required for its conduct.  At the option of the board, 
        plans for projects estimated to cost less than $1,000,000 may be 
        approved without competition provided the plans have been 
        considered by the advisory committee described in paragraph 
        (h).  Plans for projects estimated to cost less than $400,000 
        and for construction of streets need not be considered by the 
        advisory committee if in conformity with the comprehensive plan. 
           (f) Notwithstanding paragraph (e), an architectural 
        competition is not required for the design of any light rail 
        transit station and alignment within the capitol area.  The 
        board and its advisory committee shall select a preliminary 
        design for any transit station in the capitol area.  Each stage 
        of any station's design through working drawings must be 
        reviewed by the board's advisory committee and approved by the 
        board to ensure that the station's design is compatible with the 
        comprehensive plan for the capitol area and the board's design 
        criteria.  The guideway and track design of any light rail 
        transit alignment within the capitol area must also be reviewed 
        by the board's advisory committee and approved by the board. 
           (g) Of the amount available for the light rail transit 
        design, adequate funds must be available to the board for design 
        framework studies and review of preliminary plans for light rail 
        transit alignment and stations in the capitol area. 
           (h) The board may not adopt any plan under paragraph (e) 
        unless it first receives the comments and criticism of an 
        advisory committee of three persons, each of whom is either an 
        architect or a planner, who have been selected and appointed as 
        follows:  one by the board of the arts, one by the board, and 
        one by the Minnesota Society of the American Institute of 
        Architects.  Members of the committee may not be contestants 
        under paragraph (e).  The comments and criticism must be a 
        matter of public information.  The committee shall advise the 
        board on all architectural and planning matters.  For that 
        purpose, the committee must be kept currently informed 
        concerning, and have access to, all data, including all plans, 
        studies, reports and proposals, relating to the area as the data 
        are developed or in the process of preparation, whether by the 
        commissioner of administration, the commissioner of trade and 
        economic development, the metropolitan council, the city of 
        Saint Paul, or by any architect, planner, agency or 
        organization, public or private, retained by the board or not 
        retained and engaged in any work or planning relating to the 
        area, and a copy of any data prepared by any public employee or 
        agency must be filed with the board promptly upon completion.  
           The board may employ stenographic or technical help that 
        may be reasonable to assist the committee to perform its duties. 
           When so directed by the board, the committee may serve as, 
        and any member or members of the committee may serve on, the 
        jury or as professional advisor for any architectural 
        competition, and the board shall select the architectural 
        advisor and jurors for any competition with the advice of the 
        committee.  
           The city of Saint Paul shall advise the board.  
           (i) The comprehensive plan for the area must be developed 
        and maintained in close cooperation with the commissioner of 
        trade and economic development, the planning department and the 
        council for the city of Saint Paul, and the board of the arts, 
        and no plan or amendment of a plan may be effective without 90 
        days' notice to the planning department of the city of Saint 
        Paul and the board of the arts and without a public hearing with 
        opportunity for public testimony.  
           (j) The board and the commissioner of administration, 
        jointly, shall prepare, prescribe, and from time to time revise 
        standards and policies governing the repair, alteration, 
        furnishing, appearance, and cleanliness of the public and 
        ceremonial areas of the state capitol building.  The board shall 
        consult with and receive advice from the director of the 
        Minnesota state historical society regarding the historic 
        fidelity of plans for the capitol building.  The standards and 
        policies developed under this paragraph are binding upon the 
        commissioner of administration.  The provisions of sections 
        14.02, 14.04 to 14.36, 14.38, and 14.44 to 14.45 do not apply to 
        this paragraph.  
           (k) The board in consultation with the commissioner of 
        administration shall prepare and submit to the legislature and 
        the governor no later than October 1 of each even-numbered year 
        a report on the status of implementation of the comprehensive 
        plan together with a program for capital improvements and site 
        development, and the commissioner of administration shall 
        provide the necessary cost estimates for the program.  The board 
        shall report any changes to the comprehensive plan adopted by 
        the board to the committee on governmental operations and 
        gambling of the house of representatives and the committee on 
        governmental operations and reform of the senate and upon 
        request shall provide testimony concerning the changes.  The 
        board shall also provide testimony to the legislature on 
        proposals for memorials in the capitol area as to their 
        compatibility with the standards, policies, and objectives of 
        the comprehensive plan. 
           (l) The state shall, by the attorney general upon the 
        recommendation of the board and within appropriations available 
        for that purpose, acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain 
        proceedings any real property situated in the area described in 
        this section, and it may also acquire an interest less than a 
        fee simple interest in the property, if it finds that the 
        property is needed for future expansion or beautification of the 
        area.  
           (m) The board is the successor of the state veterans' 
        service building commission, and as such may adopt rules and may 
        reenact the rules adopted by its predecessor under Laws 1945, 
        chapter 315, and amendments to it.  
           (n) The board shall meet at the call of the chair and at 
        such other times as it may prescribe.  
           (o) The commissioner of administration shall assign 
        quarters in the state veterans service building to (1) the 
        department of veterans affairs, of which a part that the 
        commissioner of administration and commissioner of veterans 
        affairs may mutually determine must be on the first floor above 
        the ground, and (2) the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign 
        Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple 
        Heart, United Spanish War Veterans, and Veterans of World War I, 
        and their auxiliaries, incorporated, or when incorporated, under 
        the laws of the state, and (3) as space becomes available, to 
        other state departments and agencies as the commissioner may 
        deem desirable. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        16B.06, subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2a.  [EXCEPTION.] The requirements of subdivision 2 
        do not apply to state contracts of the department of jobs and 
        training distributing state and federal funds for the purpose of 
        subcontracting the provision of program services to eligible 
        recipients.  For these contracts, the commissioner of jobs and 
        training is authorized to directly enter into state contracts 
        and encumber available funds.  For contracts distributing state 
        or federal funds pursuant to the federal Economic Dislocation 
        and Worker Adjustment Assistance Act, United States Code, title 
        29, section 1651 et seq.; or Minnesota Statutes, sections 
        268.977, 268.9771, 268.978, 268.9781, and 268.9782.  For these 
        contracts, the commissioner of jobs and training is authorized 
        to directly enter into state contracts with approval of the 
        governor's job training council and encumber available funds to 
        ensure a rapid response to the needs of dislocated workers.  The 
        commissioner of jobs and training shall adopt internal 
        procedures to administer and monitor funds distributed under 
        these contracts. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        16B.08, subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [SPECIFIC PURCHASES.] (a) The following may be 
        purchased without regard to the competitive bidding requirements 
        of this chapter:  
           (1) merchandise for resale at state park refectories or 
        facility operations; 
           (2) farm and garden products, which may be sold at the 
        prevailing market price on the date of the sale; 
           (3) meat for other state institutions from the technical 
        college maintained at Pipestone by independent school district 
        No. 583; and 
           (4) products and services from the Minnesota correctional 
        facilities.  
           (b) Supplies, materials, equipment, and utility services 
        for use by a community-based residential facility operated by 
        the commissioner of human services may be purchased or rented 
        without regard to the competitive bidding requirements of this 
        chapter. 
           (c) Supplies, materials, or equipment to be used in the 
        operation of a hospital licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.56 
        that are purchased under a shared service purchasing arrangement 
        whereby more than one hospital purchases supplies, materials, or 
        equipment with one or more other hospitals, either through one 
        of the hospitals or through another entity, may be purchased 
        without regard to the competitive bidding requirements of this 
        chapter if the following conditions are met: 
           (1) the hospital's governing authority authorizes the 
        arrangement; 
           (2) the shared services purchasing program purchases items 
        available from more than one source on the basis of competitive 
        bids or competitive quotations of prices; and 
           (3) the arrangement authorizes the hospital's governing 
        authority or its representatives to review the purchasing 
        procedures to determine compliance with these requirements. 
           (d) Supplies, materials, equipment, and utility services to 
        be used or purchased by the iron range resources and 
        rehabilitation board are subject to the competitive bidding 
        requirements of this chapter only as described in section 
        298.2211, subdivision 3a. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        44A.025, is amended to read: 
           44A.025 [DUTIES.] 
           The board shall: 
           (1) promote and market the Minnesota world trade 
        center corporation; 
           (2) sponsor conferences or other promotional events in the 
        conference and service center; 
           (3) adopt bylaws governing operation of the corporation by 
        November 1, 1987; 
           (4) conduct public relations, marketing, and liaison 
        activities between the corporation, the Minnesota trade office, 
        and the international business community; 
           (5) establish and maintain an office in the Minnesota world 
        trade center; and 
           (6) not duplicate programs or services provided by the 
        commissioner of trade and economic development, the Minnesota 
        trade division, or the commissioner of agriculture; and 
           (7) enter into administrative, programming, and service 
        partnerships with the commissioner of trade and economic 
        development. 
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 44A.0311, is 
        amended to read: 
           44A.0311 [WORLD TRADE CENTER CORPORATION ACCOUNT.] 
           The world trade center corporation account is in the 
        special revenue fund.  All money received by the corporation, 
        including money generated from the use of the conference and 
        service center, except money generated from the use of the 
        center by the Minnesota trade division and by the sale of the 
        assets or ownership of the corporation under section 44A.12, 
        must be deposited in the account.  Money in the account 
        including interest earned is appropriated to the board and must 
        be used exclusively for corporation purposes.  Any money 
        remaining in the account after sale of the assets or ownership 
        of the corporation under section 44A.12 shall revert to the 
        general fund. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 60A.14, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [FEES OTHER THAN EXAMINATION FEES.] In 
        addition to the fees and charges provided for examinations, the 
        following fees must be paid to the commissioner for deposit in 
        the general fund: 
           (a) by township mutual fire insurance companies: 
           (1) for filing certificate of incorporation $25 and 
        amendments thereto, $10; 
           (2) for filing annual statements, $15; 
           (3) for each annual certificate of authority, $15; 
           (4) for filing bylaws $25 and amendments thereto, $10. 
           (b) by other domestic and foreign companies including 
        fraternals and reciprocal exchanges: 
           (1) for filing certified copy of certificate of articles of 
        incorporation, $100; 
           (2) for filing annual statement, $225; 
           (3) for filing certified copy of amendment to certificate 
        or articles of incorporation, $100; 
           (4) for filing bylaws, $75 or amendments thereto, $75; 
           (5) for each company's certificate of authority, $575, 
        annually. 
           (c) the following general fees apply: 
           (1) for each certificate, including certified copy of 
        certificate of authority, renewal, valuation of life policies, 
        corporate condition or qualification, $25; 
           (2) for each copy of paper on file in the commissioner's 
        office 50 cents per page, and $2.50 for certifying the same; 
           (3) for license to procure insurance in unadmitted foreign 
        companies, $575; 
           (4) for receiving and forwarding each notice, proof of 
        loss, summons, complaint or other process served upon the 
        commissioner of commerce, as attorney for service of process 
        upon any nonresident agent or insurance company, including 
        reciprocal exchanges, $15 plus the cost of effectuating service 
        by certified mail, which amount must be paid by the party 
        serving the notice and may be taxed as other costs in the 
        action; 
           (5) for valuing the policies of life insurance companies, 
        one cent per $1,000 of insurance so valued, provided that the 
        fee shall not exceed $13,000 per year for any company.  The 
        commissioner may, in lieu of a valuation of the policies of any 
        foreign life insurance company admitted, or applying for 
        admission, to do business in this state, accept a certificate of 
        valuation from the company's own actuary or from the 
        commissioner of insurance of the state or territory in which the 
        company is domiciled; 
           (6) (5) for receiving and filing certificates of policies 
        by the company's actuary, or by the commissioner of insurance of 
        any other state or territory, $50; 
           (7) for issuing an initial license to an individual agent, 
        $30 per license, for issuing an initial agent's license to a 
        partnership or corporation, $100, and for issuing an amendment 
        (variable annuity) to a license, $50, and for renewal of 
        amendment, $25; 
           (8) (6) for each appointment of an agent filed with the 
        commissioner, a domestic insurer shall remit $5 and all other 
        insurers shall remit $3; 
           (9) for renewing an individual agent's license, $30 per 
        year per license, and for renewing a license issued to a 
        corporation or partnership, $60 per year; 
           (10) for issuing and renewing a surplus lines agent's 
        license, $250; 
           (11) for issuing duplicate licenses, $10; 
           (12) for issuing licensing histories, $20; 
           (13) (7) for filing forms and rates, $50 per filing; 
           (14) (8) for annual renewal of surplus lines insurer 
        license, $300. 
           The commissioner shall adopt rules to define filings that 
        are subject to a fee. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 60A.19, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [FEES SERVICE OF PROCESS.] The commissioner shall 
        be entitled to charge and receive a fee prescribed by section 
        60A.14, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), clause (4), for each 
        notice, proof of loss, summons, or other process served under 
        the provisions of this subdivision and subdivision 3, to be paid 
        by the persons serving the same.  The service of process 
        authorized by this section shall be made in compliance with 
        section 45.028, subdivision 2.  
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        60A.198, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING LICENSE.] A person 
        licensed as an agent in this state pursuant to other law may 
        obtain a surplus lines license by doing the following:  
           (a) filing an application in the form and with the 
        information the commissioner may reasonably require to determine 
        the ability of the applicant to act in accordance with sections 
        60A.195 to 60A.209; 
           (b) maintaining an agent's license in this state; 
           (c) delivering to the commissioner a financial guarantee 
        bond from a surety acceptable to the commissioner for the 
        greater of the following:  
           (1) $5,000; or 
           (2) the largest semiannual surplus lines premium tax 
        liability incurred by the applicant in the immediately preceding 
        five years; and 
           (d) agreeing to file with the commissioner of revenue no 
        later than February 15 and August 15 annually, a sworn statement 
        of the charges for insurance procured or placed and the amounts 
        returned on the insurance canceled under the license for the 
        preceding six-month period ending December 31 and June 30 
        respectively, and at the time of the filing of this statement, 
        paying the commissioner a tax on premiums equal to three percent 
        of the total written premiums less cancellations; 
           (e) annually paying a fee as prescribed by section 60A.14 
        60K.06, subdivision 1 2, paragraph (c) (a), clause 
        (10) (4); and 
           (f) paying penalties imposed under section 289A.60, 
        subdivision 1, as it relates to withholding and sales or use 
        taxes, if the tax due under clause (d) is not timely paid. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 60A.21, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SERVICE OF PROCESS UPON UNAUTHORIZED INSURER.] 
        (1) Any of the following acts in this state effected by mail or 
        otherwise by an unauthorized foreign or alien insurer:  (a) the 
        issuance or delivery of contracts of insurance to residents of 
        this state or to corporations authorized to do business therein; 
        (b) the solicitation of applications for such contracts; (c) the 
        collection of premiums, membership fees, assessments, or other 
        considerations for such contracts; or (d) any other transaction 
        of insurance business, is equivalent to and shall constitute an 
        appointment by such insurer of the commissioner of commerce and 
        the commissioner's successor or successors in office to be its 
        true and lawful attorney upon whom may be served all lawful 
        process in any action, suit, or proceeding instituted by or on 
        behalf of an insured or beneficiary arising out of any such 
        contract of insurance and any such act shall be signification of 
        its agreement that such service of process is of the same legal 
        force and validity as personal service of process in this state 
        upon such insurer. 
           (2) Such service of process shall be made in compliance 
        with section 45.028, subdivision 2 and the payment of a filing 
        fee as prescribed by section 60A.14, subdivision 1, paragraph 
        (c), clause (4).  
           (3) Service of process in any such action, suit, or 
        proceeding shall in addition to the manner provided in clause 
        (2) of this subdivision be valid if served upon any person 
        within this state who, in this state on behalf of such insurer, 
        is:  (a) soliciting insurance, or (b) making, issuing, or 
        delivering any contract of insurance, or (c) collecting or 
        receiving any premium, membership fee, assessment, or other 
        consideration for insurance; and if a copy of such process is 
        sent within ten days thereafter by certified mail by the 
        plaintiff or plaintiff's attorney to the defendant at the last 
        known principal place of business of the defendant and the 
        defendant's receipt, or the receipt issued by the post office 
        with which the letter is certified showing the name of the 
        sender of the letter and the name and address of the person to 
        whom the letter is addressed, and the affidavit of the plaintiff 
        or plaintiff's attorney showing a compliance herewith are filed 
        with the administrator of the court in which such action is 
        pending on or before the date the defendant is required to 
        appear or within such further time as the court may allow. 
           (4) No plaintiff or complainant shall be entitled to a 
        judgment by default under this subdivision until the expiration 
        of 30 days from the date of the filing of the affidavit of 
        compliance. 
           (5) Nothing in this subdivision contained shall limit or 
        abridge the right to serve any process, notice, or demand upon 
        any insurer in any other manner now or hereafter permitted by 
        law. 
           (6) The provisions of this section shall not apply to 
        surplus line insurance lawfully effectuated under Minnesota law, 
        or to reinsurance, nor to any action or proceeding against an 
        unauthorized insurer arising out of: 
           (a) Wet marine and transportation insurance; 
           (b) Insurance on or with respect to subjects located, 
        resident, or to be performed wholly outside this state, or on or 
        with respect to vehicles or aircraft owned and principally 
        garaged outside this state; 
           (c) Insurance on property or operations of railroads 
        engaged in interstate commerce; or 
           (d) Insurance on aircraft or cargo of such aircraft, or 
        against liability, other than employer's liability, arising out 
        of the ownership, maintenance, or use of such aircraft, where 
        the policy or contract contains a provision designating the 
        commissioner as its attorney for the acceptance of service of 
        lawful process in any action or proceeding instituted by or on 
        behalf of an insured or beneficiary arising out of any such 
        policy, or where the insurer enters a general appearance in any 
        such action. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 60K.03, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROCEDURE.] An application for a license 
        to act as an insurance agent shall be made to the commissioner 
        by the person who seeks to be licensed.  The application for 
        license shall be accompanied by a written appointment from an 
        admitted insurer authorizing the applicant to act as its agent 
        under one or both classes of license.  The insurer must also 
        submit its check payable to the state treasurer for the amount 
        of the appointment fee prescribed by section 60A.14, subdivision 
        1, paragraph (c), clause (9) (6), at the time the agent becomes 
        licensed.  The application and appointment must be on forms 
        prescribed by the commissioner.  
           If the applicant is a natural person, no license shall be 
        issued until that natural person has become qualified.  
           If the applicant is a partnership or corporation, no 
        license shall be issued until at least one natural person who is 
        a partner, director, officer, stockholder, or employee shall be 
        licensed as an insurance agent.  
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 60K.03, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [SUBSEQUENT APPOINTMENTS.] A person who holds a 
        valid agent's license from this state may solicit applications 
        for insurance on behalf of an admitted insurer with which the 
        licensee does not have a valid appointment on file with the 
        commissioner; provided that the licensee has permission from the 
        insurer to solicit insurance on its behalf and, provided 
        further, that the insurer upon receipt of the application for 
        insurance submits a written notice of appointment to the 
        commissioner accompanied by its check payable to the state 
        treasurer in the amount of the appointment fee prescribed by 
        section 60A.14, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), clause (9) (6).  
        The notice of appointment must be on a form prescribed by the 
        commissioner.  
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 60K.03, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [AMENDMENT OF LICENSE.] An application to the 
        commissioner to amend a license to reflect a change of name, or 
        to include an additional class of license, or for any other 
        reason, shall be on forms provided by the commissioner and shall 
        be accompanied by the applicant's surrendered license and a 
        check payable to the state treasurer for the amount of fee 
        specified in section 60A.14 60K.06, subdivision 1 2, 
        paragraph (c) (a).  
           An applicant who surrenders an insurance license pursuant 
        to this subdivision retains licensed status until an amended 
        license is received.  
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 60K.06, is 
        amended to read: 
           60K.06 [RENEWAL FEE FEES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [RENEWAL FEES.] (a) Each agent licensed 
        pursuant to section 60K.03 shall annually pay in accordance with 
        the procedure adopted by the commissioner a renewal fee as 
        prescribed by section 60A.14, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), 
        clause (10) 2.  
           (b) Every agent, corporation, limited liability company, 
        and partnership renewal license expires on October 31 of the 
        year for which period a license is issued is valid for a period 
        of 24 months.  The commissioner may stagger the implementation 
        of the 24-month licensing program so that approximately one-half 
        of the licenses will expire on October 31 of each even-numbered 
        year and the other half on October 31 of each odd-numbered year. 
        Those licensees who will receive a 12-month license on November 
        1, 1994, because of the staggered implementation schedule, will 
        pay for the license a fee reduced by an amount equal to one-half 
        the fee for renewal of the license. 
           (c) Persons whose applications have been properly and 
        timely filed who have not received notice of denial of renewal 
        are approved for renewal and may continue to transact business 
        whether or not the renewed license has been received on or 
        before November 1.  Applications for renewal of a license are 
        timely filed if received by the commissioner on or before 
        October 15 of the year due, on forms duly executed and 
        accompanied by appropriate fees.  An application mailed is 
        considered timely filed if addressed to the commissioner, with 
        proper postage, and postmarked by October 15.  
           (d) The commissioner may issue licenses for agents, 
        corporations, or partnerships for a three-year period.  If 
        three-year licenses are issued, the fee is three times the 
        annual license fee. 
           Subd. 2.  [LICENSING FEES.] (a) In addition to the fees and 
        charges provided for examinations, each agent licensed pursuant 
        to section 60K.03 shall pay to the commissioner: 
           (1) a fee of $60 per license for an initial license issued 
        to an individual agent, and a fee of $60 for each renewal; 
           (2) a fee of $160 for an initial license issued to a 
        partnership, limited liability company, or corporation, and a 
        fee of $120 for each renewal; 
           (3) a fee of $75 for an initial amendment (variable 
        annuity) to a license, and a fee of $50 for each renewal; 
           (4) a fee of $500 for an initial surplus lines agent's 
        license, and a fee of $500 for each renewal; 
           (5) for issuing a duplicate license, $10; and 
           (6) for issuing licensing histories, $20. 
           (b) Persons whose applications have been properly and 
        timely filed who have not received notice of denial of renewal 
        are approved for renewal and may continue to transact business 
        whether or not the renewed license has been received on or 
        before November 1 of the renewal year.  Applications for renewal 
        of a license are timely filed if received by the commissioner on 
        or before the 15th day preceding the license renewal date of the 
        applicant on forms duly executed and accompanied by appropriate 
        fees.  An application mailed is considered timely filed if 
        addressed to the commissioner, with proper postage, and 
        postmarked on or before the 15th day preceding the licensing 
        renewal date of the applicant. 
           (c) Initial licenses issued under this section must be 
        valid for a period not to exceed two years.  The commissioner 
        shall assign an expiration date to each initial license so that 
        approximately one-half of all licenses expire each year.  Each 
        initial license must expire on October 31 of the expiration year 
        assigned by the commissioner. 
           (d) All fees shall be retained by the commissioner and are 
        nonreturnable, except that an overpayment of any fee must be 
        refunded upon proper application. 
           Subd. 3.  [INITIAL LICENSE EXPIRATION; FEE REDUCTION.] If 
        an initial license issued under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), 
        expires less than 12 months after issuance, the license fee must 
        be reduced by an amount equal to one-half the fee for a renewal 
        of the license. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 60K.19, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENT.] Each person 
        subject to this section shall complete annually a minimum of 15 
        30 credit hours of courses accredited by the commissioner during 
        each 24-month licensing period after the expiration of his or 
        her initial licensing period.  At least 15 of the 30 credit 
        hours must be completed during the first 12 months of the 
        24-month licensing period.  Any person whose initial licensing 
        period extends more than six months shall complete 15 hours of 
        courses accredited by the commissioner during the initial 
        license period.  Any person teaching or lecturing at an 
        accredited course qualifies for 1-1/2 times the number of credit 
        hours that would be granted to a person completing the 
        accredited course.  No more than 7-1/2 15 credit hours per year 
        licensing period may be credited to a person for courses 
        sponsored by, offered by, or affiliated with an insurance 
        company or its agents.  Continuing education must be earned no 
        later than September 30 of the renewal year.  Courses sponsored 
        by, offered by, or affiliated with an insurance company or agent 
        may restrict its students to agents of the company or agency. 
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 82.20, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [EFFECTIVE DATE OF LICENSE.] Every license issued 
        Licenses renewed pursuant to this chapter shall expire on the 
        June 30 next following the issuance of said license. are valid 
        for a period of 24 months.  New licenses issued during a 
        24-month licensing period will expire on June 30 of the 
        expiration year assigned to the license.  Implementation of the 
        24-month licensing program must be staggered so that 
        approximately one-half of the licenses will expire on June 30 of 
        each even-numbered year and the other one-half on June 30 of 
        each odd-numbered year.  Those licensees who will receive a 
        12-month license on July 1, 1995, because of the staggered 
        implementation schedule will pay for the license a fee reduced 
        by an amount equal to one-half the fee for renewal of the 
        license. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 82.20, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [RENEWALS.] (a) Persons whose applications have 
        been properly and timely filed who have not received notice of 
        denial of renewal are deemed to have been approved for renewal 
        and may continue to transact business either as a real estate 
        broker, salesperson, or closing agent whether or not the renewed 
        license has been received on or before July 1 of the renewal 
        year.  Application for renewal of a license shall be deemed to 
        have been timely filed if received by the commissioner by, or 
        mailed with proper postage and postmarked by, June 15 in each of 
        the renewal year.  Applications for renewal shall be deemed 
        properly filed if made upon forms duly executed and sworn to, 
        accompanied by fees prescribed by this chapter and contain any 
        information which the commissioner may require.  
           (b) Persons who have failed to make a timely application 
        for renewal of a license and who have not received the renewal 
        license as of July 1 of the renewal year, shall be unlicensed 
        until such time as the license has been issued by the 
        commissioner and is received. 
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        82.21, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [AMOUNTS.] The following fees shall be paid 
        to the commissioner: 
           (a) A fee of $100 per year $150 for each initial individual 
        broker's license, and a fee of $50 per year $100 for each 
        renewal thereof; 
           (b) A fee of $50 per year $70 for each initial 
        salesperson's license, and a fee of $20 per year $40 for each 
        renewal thereof; 
           (c) A fee of $55 per year $85 for each initial real estate 
        closing agent license, and a fee of $30 per year $60 for each 
        renewal thereof; 
           (d) A fee of $100 per year $150 for each initial corporate, 
        limited liability company, or partnership license, and a fee of 
        $50 per year $100 for each renewal thereof; 
           (e) A fee of $40 per year for payment to the education, 
        research and recovery fund in accordance with section 82.34; 
           (f) A fee of $20 for each transfer; 
           (g) A fee of $50 for a corporation, limited liability 
        company, or partnership name change; 
           (h) A fee of $10 for an agent name change; 
           (i) A fee of $20 for a license history; 
           (j) A fee of $10 for a duplicate license; 
           (k) A fee of $50 for license reinstatement; 
           (l) A fee of $20 for reactivating a corporate, limited 
        liability company, or partnership license without land; 
           (m) A fee of $100 for course coordinator approval; and 
           (n) A fee of $20 for each hour or fraction of one hour of 
        course approval sought. 
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 82.21, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [INITIAL LICENSE EXPIRATION; FEE REDUCTION.] If 
        an initial license issued under subdivision 1, paragraph (a), 
        (b), (c), or (d) expires less than 12 months after issuance, the 
        license fee shall be reduced by an amount equal to one-half the 
        fee for a renewal of the license. 
           Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        82.22, subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [INSTRUCTION; NEW LICENSES.] (a) Every applicant 
        for a salesperson's license shall be required to successfully 
        complete a course of study in the real estate field consisting 
        of 30 hours of instruction approved by the commissioner before 
        taking the examination specified in subdivision 1.  Every 
        applicant for a salesperson's license shall be required to 
        successfully complete an additional course of study in the real 
        estate field consisting of 60 hours of instruction approved by 
        the commissioner, of which three hours shall consist of training 
        in state and federal fair housing laws, regulations, and 
        rules, and of which two hours must consist of training in laws 
        and regulations on agency representation and disclosure, before 
        filing an application for the license.  Every salesperson shall, 
        within one year of licensure, be required to successfully 
        complete a course of study in the real estate field consisting 
        of 30 hours of instruction approved by the commissioner. 
           (b) The commissioner may approve courses of study in the 
        real estate field offered in educational institutions of higher 
        learning in this state or courses of study in the real estate 
        field developed by and offered under the auspices of the 
        national association of realtors, its affiliates, or private 
        real estate schools.  The commissioner shall not approve any 
        course offered by, sponsored by, or affiliated with any person 
        or company licensed to engage in the real estate business.  The 
        commissioner may by rule prescribe the curriculum and 
        qualification of those employed as instructors. 
           (c) An applicant for a broker's license must successfully 
        complete a course of study in the real estate field consisting 
        of 30 hours of instruction approved by the commissioner, of 
        which three hours shall consist of training in state and federal 
        fair housing laws, regulations, and rules.  The course must have 
        been completed within six months prior to the date of 
        application for the broker's license. 
           (d) An applicant for a real estate closing agent's license 
        must successfully complete a course of study relating to closing 
        services consisting of eight hours of instruction approved by 
        the commissioner. 
           Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        82.22, subdivision 13, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 13.  [CONTINUING EDUCATION.] (a) After their first 
        renewal date, all real estate salespersons and all real estate 
        brokers shall be required to successfully complete 15 30 hours 
        of real estate continuing education, either as a student or a 
        lecturer, in courses of study approved by the commissioner, each 
        year after their initial annual renewal date or after the 
        expiration of their currently assigned three year continuing 
        education due date during each 24-month license period.  At 
        least 15 of the 30 credit hours must be completed during the 
        first 12 months of the 24-month licensing period.  Salespersons 
        and brokers whose initial license period extends more than 12 
        months are required to complete 15 hours of real estate 
        continuing education during the initial license period.  All 
        salespersons and brokers shall report continuing education on an 
        annual basis must be earned no later than May 31 of the renewal 
        year.  Hours in excess of 15 earned in any one year may be 
        carried forward to the following year. Those licensees who will 
        receive a 12-month license on July 1, 1995, because of the 
        staggered implementation schedule must complete 15 hours of real 
        estate continuing education as a requirement for renewal on July 
        1, 1996. 
           (b) The commissioner shall adopt rules defining the 
        standards for course and instructor approval, and may adopt 
        rules for the proper administration of this subdivision. 
           (c) Any program approved by Minnesota continuing legal 
        education shall be approved by the commissioner of commerce for 
        continuing education for real estate brokers and salespeople if 
        the program or any part thereof relates to real estate.  
           (d) As part of the continuing education requirements of 
        this section, the commissioner shall require that all real 
        estate brokers and salespersons receive: 
           (1) at least two hours of training every year during each 
        license period in courses in laws or regulations on agency 
        representation and disclosure; and 
           (2) at least two hours of training every even-numbered year 
        during each license period in courses in state and federal fair 
        housing laws, regulations, and rules, or other 
        antidiscrimination laws. 
           Clause (1) does not apply to real estate salespersons and 
        real estate brokers engaged solely in the commercial real estate 
        business who file with the commissioner a verification of this 
        status on an annual basis no later than May 31 as part of the 
        annual report along with the continuing education report 
        required under paragraph (a). 
           Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        82.34, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [FEE FOR REAL ESTATE FUND.] Each real estate 
        broker, real estate salesperson, and real estate closing agent 
        entitled under this chapter to renew a license shall pay in 
        addition to the appropriate renewal fee a further fee of $25 per 
        year $50 per licensing period which shall be credited to the 
        real estate education, research, and recovery fund.  Any person 
        who receives an initial license shall pay the fee of $50, in 
        addition to all other fees payable, a fee of $75 if the license 
        expires more than 12 months after issuance, $50 if the license 
        expires less than 12 months after issuance.  
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 82B.08, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE OF LICENSE.] A license Initial 
        licenses issued under this chapter expires on the August 31 next 
        following the issuance of the license are valid for a period not 
        to exceed two years.  The commissioner shall assign an 
        expiration date to each initial license so that approximately 
        one-half of all licenses expire each year.  Each initial license 
        must expire on August 31 of the expiration year assigned by the 
        commissioner. 
           Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 82B.08, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [RENEWALS.] (a) Licenses renewed under this 
        chapter are valid for a period of 24 months.  Persons whose 
        applications have been properly and timely filed who have not 
        received notice of denial of renewal are considered to have been 
        approved for renewal and may continue to transact business as a 
        real estate appraiser whether or not the renewed license has 
        been received on or before September 1 of the renewal year.  
        Application for renewal of a license is considered to have been 
        timely filed if received by the commissioner by, or mailed with 
        proper postage and postmarked by, August 1 in each of the 
        renewal year.  Applications for renewal are considered properly 
        filed if made upon forms duly executed and sworn to, accompanied 
        by fees prescribed by this chapter and containing information 
        the commissioner requires.  
           (b) Persons who have failed to make a timely application 
        for renewal of a license and who have not received the renewal 
        license as of September 1 of the renewal year are unlicensed 
        until the time the license has been issued by the commissioner 
        and is received. 
           Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 82B.09, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [AMOUNTS.] The following fees must be paid 
        to the commissioner: 
           (1) a fee of $100 for each initial individual real estate 
        appraiser's license:  $150 if the license expires more than 12 
        months after issuance, $100 if the license expires less than 12 
        months after issuance; and a fee of $50 $100 for each annual 
        renewal; 
           (2) a fee of $10 for a change in personal name or trade 
        name or personal address or business location; 
           (3) a fee of $10 for a license history; 
           (4) a fee of $25 for a duplicate license; 
           (5) a fee of $100 for appraiser course coordinator 
        approval; and 
           (6) a fee of $10 for each hour or fraction of one hour of 
        course approval sought. 
           Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 82B.19, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [LICENSE RENEWALS.] A licensed real estate 
        appraiser shall present evidence satisfactory to the 
        commissioner of having met the continuing education requirements 
        of this chapter before the commissioner renews a license. 
           The basic continuing education requirement for renewal of a 
        license is the completion by the applicant either as a student 
        or as an instructor, during the immediately preceding term of 
        licensing, of at least 15 30 classroom hours per year, of 
        instruction in courses or seminars that have received the 
        approval of the commissioner.  If the applicant's immediately 
        preceding term of licensing consisted of 12 or more months, but 
        fewer than 24 months, the applicant must provide evidence of 
        completion of 15 hours of instruction during the license 
        period.  If the immediately preceding term of licensing 
        consisted of fewer than 12 months, no continuing education need 
        be reported. 
           Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 83.25, is 
        amended to read: 
           83.25 [LICENSE REQUIRED.] 
           Subdivision 1.  No person shall offer or sell in this state 
        any interest in subdivided lands without having obtained: 
           (1)  a license under chapter 82; and 
           (2)  an additional license to offer or dispose of 
        subdivided lands.  This license may be obtained by submitting an 
        application in writing to the commissioner upon forms prepared 
        and furnished by the commissioner.  Each application shall be 
        signed and sworn to by the applicant and accompanied by a 
        license fee of $10 per year.  The commissioner may also require 
        an additional examination for this license. 
           Subd. 2.  Every license issued pursuant to this section 
        expires on June 30 following the date of issuance.  It may must 
        be renewed, transferred, suspended, revoked or denied in the 
        same manner as provided in chapter 82 for licenses issued 
        pursuant to that chapter. 
           Subd. 3.  This section does not apply to persons offering 
        or disposing of interests in subdivided lands which are 
        registered as securities pursuant to chapter 80A. 
           Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        115C.09, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [REIMBURSABLE COSTS.] (a) The board shall 
        provide partial reimbursement to eligible responsible persons 
        for reimbursable costs incurred after June 4, 1987.  
           (b) The following costs are reimbursable for purposes of 
        this section:  
           (1) corrective action costs incurred by the responsible 
        person and documented in a form prescribed by the board, except 
        the costs related to the physical removal of a tank; 
           (2) costs that the responsible person is legally obligated 
        to pay as damages to third parties for bodily injury or, 
        property damage, or corrective action costs incurred by a third 
        party caused by a release if where the responsible person's 
        liability for the costs has been established by a court order or 
        a, consent decree, or a court-approved stipulation of settlement 
        approved before the effective date of this section for which the 
        responsible party has assigned its rights to reimbursement under 
        this section to a third-party claimant; and 
           (3) up to 180 days worth of interest costs, incurred after 
        May 25, 1991, associated with the financing of corrective 
        action.  Interest costs are not eligible for reimbursement to 
        the extent they exceed two percentage points above the adjusted 
        prime rate charged by banks, as defined in section 270.75, 
        subdivision 5, at the time the financing contract was executed. 
           (c) A cost for liability to a third party is incurred by 
        the responsible person when an order or consent decree 
        establishing the liability is entered.  Except as provided in 
        this paragraph, reimbursement may not be made for costs of 
        liability to third parties until all eligible corrective action 
        costs have been reimbursed.  If a corrective action is expected 
        to continue in operation for more than one year after it has 
        been fully constructed or installed, the board may estimate the 
        future expense of completing the corrective action and, after 
        subtracting this estimate from the total reimbursement available 
        under subdivision 3, reimburse the costs for liability to third 
        parties.  The total reimbursement may not exceed the limit set 
        forth in subdivision 3. 
           Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        116J.966, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERALLY.] (a) The commissioner shall 
        promote, develop, and facilitate trade and foreign investment in 
        Minnesota.  In furtherance of these goals, and in addition to 
        the powers granted by section 116J.035, the commissioner may:  
           (1) locate, develop, and promote international markets for 
        Minnesota products and services; 
           (2) arrange and lead trade missions to countries with 
        promising international markets for Minnesota goods, technology, 
        services, and agricultural products; 
           (3) promote Minnesota products and services at domestic and 
        international trade shows; 
           (4) organize, promote, and present domestic and 
        international trade shows featuring Minnesota products and 
        services; 
           (5) host trade delegations and assist foreign traders in 
        contacting appropriate Minnesota businesses and investments; 
           (6) develop contacts with Minnesota businesses and gather 
        and provide information to assist them in locating and 
        communicating with international trading or joint venture 
        counterparts; 
           (7) provide information, education, and counseling services 
        to Minnesota businesses regarding the economic, commercial, 
        legal, and cultural contexts of international trade; 
           (8) provide Minnesota businesses with international trade 
        leads and information about the availability and sources of 
        services relating to international trade, such as export 
        financing, licensing, freight forwarding, international 
        advertising, translation, and custom brokering; 
           (9) locate, attract, and promote foreign direct investment 
        and business development in Minnesota to enhance employment 
        opportunities in Minnesota; 
           (10) provide foreign businesses and investors desiring to 
        locate facilities in Minnesota information regarding sources of 
        governmental, legal, real estate, financial, and business 
        services; and 
           (11) enter into contracts or other agreements with private 
        persons and public entities, including agreements to establish 
        and maintain offices and other types of representation in 
        foreign countries, to carry out the purposes of promoting 
        international trade and attracting investment from foreign 
        countries to Minnesota and to carry out this section, without 
        regard to sections 16B.07 and 16B.09; 
           (12) enter into administrative, programming, and service 
        partnerships with the Minnesota world trade center; and 
           (13) market trade-related materials to businesses and 
        organizations, and the proceeds of which must be placed in a 
        special revolving account and are appropriated to the 
        commissioner to prepare and distribute trade-related materials.  
           (b) The programs and activities of the commissioner of 
        trade and economic development and the Minnesota trade division 
        may not duplicate programs and activities of the commissioner of 
        agriculture or the Minnesota world trade center corporation. 
           (c) The commissioner shall notify the chairs of the senate 
        finance and house appropriations committees of each agreement 
        under this subdivision to establish and maintain an office or 
        other type of representation in a foreign country.  
           Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116J.9673, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [WORKING CAPITAL ACCOUNT.] An export finance 
        authority working capital account is created as a special 
        account in the state treasury.  All premiums and interest 
        collected under subdivision 3, clause (6), must be deposited 
        into this account.  Fees collected must be credited to the 
        general fund.  The balance in the account may exceed $918,000 on 
        June 30, 1994, and $1,000,000 on June 30 of each subsequent year 
        through accumulated earnings.  Any balance in excess of $918,000 
        on June 30, 1994, and $1,000,000 on June 30 of every subsequent 
        year must be transferred to the general fund.  Money in the 
        account including interest earned and appropriations made by the 
        legislature for the purposes of this section, is appropriated 
        annually to the finance authority for the purposes of this 
        section.  The balance in the account may decline below $918,000 
        on June 30, 1994, and $1,000,000 on June 30 of each subsequent 
        year as required to pay defaults on guaranteed loans. 
           Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 138.01, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  For the purposes of Laws 1925, chapter 426, 
        the Minnesota state historical society shall be construed to be 
        an agency of the state government.  All appropriations made to 
        the Minnesota historical society shall be subject to the charter 
        of the Minnesota historical society of 1849 and as amended in 
        1856. 
           Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 138.34, is 
        amended to read: 
           138.34 [ADMINISTRATION OF THE ACT.] 
           The Minnesota historical society state archaeologist shall 
        act as the agency agent of the state to administer and enforce 
        the provisions of sections 138.31 to 138.42.  Some enforcement 
        provisions are shared with the state archaeologist society.  
           Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 138.35, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPOINTMENT.] The state archaeologist 
        shall be a professional archaeologist who is meets the United 
        States secretary of the interior's professional qualification 
        standards in Code of Federal Regulations, title 36, part 61, 
        appendix A.  The state archaeologist shall be paid a salary in 
        the range of salaries paid to comparable state employees in the 
        classified service.  The state archaeologist may not be employed 
        by the Minnesota historical society and.  The state 
        archaeologist shall be appointed by the board of the Minnesota 
        historical society in consultation with the Indian affairs 
        council for a four-year term. 
           Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 138.38, is 
        amended to read: 
           138.38 [REPORTS OF STATE ARCHAEOLOGIST.] 
           The state archaeologist shall consult with and keep the 
        Indian affairs council and the director of the historical 
        society informed as to significant field archaeology, projected 
        or in progress, and as to significant discoveries made.  
        Annually, and also upon leaving office, the state archaeologist 
        shall file with the Indian affairs council and the director of 
        the historical society a full report of the office's activities 
        including a summary of the activities of licensees, from the 
        effective date hereof or from the date of the last full report 
        of the state archaeologist.  
           Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 138.40, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  When significant archaeological or historic sites 
        are known or suspected to exist on public lands or waters, the 
        agency or department controlling said lands or waters shall 
        submit construction or development plans to the state 
        archaeologist and the director of the society for review prior 
        to the time bids are advertised.  The state archaeologist and 
        the society shall promptly review such plans and make 
        recommendations for the preservation of archaeological or 
        historic sites which may be endangered by construction or 
        development activities.  When archaeological or historic sites 
        are related to Indian history or religion, the state 
        archaeologist shall submit the plans to the Indian affairs 
        council must be afforded the opportunity to for the council's 
        review and recommend action. 
           Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        138.763, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] There is a St. Anthony Falls 
        heritage board consisting of 17 19 members with the director of 
        the Minnesota historical society as chair.  The members include 
        the mayor, the chair of the Hennepin county board of 
        commissioners or the chair's designee, the president of the 
        Minneapolis park and recreation board or the president's 
        designee, the superintendent of the park board, two members each 
        from the house of representatives appointed by the speaker, the 
        senate appointed by the rules committee, the city council, the 
        Hennepin county board, and the park board, and one each from the 
        preservation commission, the preservation office, Hennepin 
        county historical society, and the society. 
           Sec. 53.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 138.94, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [CONTRACTUAL SERVICES.] The society may contract 
        with existing state departments and agencies or other entities 
        for materials and services as may be necessary for the history 
        center. 
           Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 154.11, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [EXAMINATION OF NONRESIDENTS.] A person who 
        meets all of the requirements for licensure in this chapter and 
        either has a license, certificate of registration, or an 
        equivalent as a practicing barber or instructor of barbering 
        from another state or country which in the discretion of the 
        board has substantially the same requirements for licensing or 
        registering barbers and instructors of barbering as required by 
        this chapter or can prove by sworn affidavits practice as a 
        barber or instructor of barbering in another state or country 
        for at least five years immediately prior to making application 
        in this state, shall, upon payment of the required fee, be 
        called by the board for issued a certificate of registration 
        without examination to determine fitness to receive a 
        certificate of registration to practice barbering or to instruct 
        in barbering, provided that the other state or country grants 
        the same privileges to holders of Minnesota certificates of 
        registration.  
           Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 154.12, is 
        amended to read: 
           154.12 [EXAMINATION OF NONRESIDENT APPRENTICES.] 
           A person who meets all of the requirements for licensure in 
        this chapter who has a license, a certificate of registration, 
        or their equivalent as an apprentice in a state or country which 
        in the discretion of the board has substantially the same 
        requirements for registration as an apprentice as is provided by 
        this chapter shall, upon payment of the required fee, be called 
        by the board for issued a certificate of registration without 
        examination to determine fitness to receive a certificate of 
        registration as an apprentice.  A person failing to pass the 
        required examination must conform to the requirements of section 
        154.06 before being permitted to take another examination, 
        provided that the other state or country grants the same 
        privileges to holders of Minnesota certificates of registration. 
           Sec. 56.  [154.161] [REGISTRATION; ISSUANCE, REVOCATION, 
        SUSPENSION, DENIAL.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROCEEDINGS.] If the board, or a complaint 
        committee if authorized by the board, has a reasonable basis for 
        believing that a person has engaged in or is about to engage in 
        a violation of a statute, rule, or order that the board has 
        adopted or issued or is empowered to enforce, the board or 
        complaint committee may proceed as provided in subdivision 2 or 
        3.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, all hearings 
        must be conducted in accordance with the administrative 
        procedure act. 
           Subd. 2.  [LEGAL ACTIONS.] (a) When necessary to prevent an 
        imminent violation of a statute, rule, or order that the board 
        has adopted or issued or is empowered to enforce, the board, or 
        a complaint committee if authorized by the board, may bring an 
        action in the name of the state in the district court of Ramsey 
        county in which jurisdiction is proper to enjoin the act or 
        practice and to enforce compliance with the statute, rule, or 
        order.  On a showing that a person has engaged in or is about to 
        engage in an act or practice that constitutes a violation of a 
        statute, rule, or order that the board has adopted or issued or 
        is empowered to enforce, the court shall grant a permanent or 
        temporary injunction, restraining order, or other appropriate 
        relief. 
           (b) For purposes of injunctive relief under this 
        subdivision, irreparable harm exists when the board shows that a 
        person has engaged in or is about to engage in an act or 
        practice that constitutes violation of a statute, rule or order 
        that the board has adopted or issued or is empowered to enforce. 
           (c) Injunctive relief granted under paragraph (a) does not 
        relieve an enjoined person from criminal prosecution by a 
        competent authority, or from action by the board under 
        subdivision 3, 4, 5, or 6 with respect to the persons' license, 
        certificate, or application for examination, license, or renewal.
           Subd. 3.  [CEASE AND DESIST ORDERS.] (a) The board, or 
        compliance committee if authorized by the board, may issue and 
        have served upon an unlicensed person, or a holder of a 
        certificate of registration or a shop registration card, an 
        order requiring the person to cease and desist from an act or 
        practice that constitutes a violation of a statute, rule, or 
        order that the board has adopted or issued or is empowered to 
        enforce.  The order must (1) give reasonable notice of the 
        rights of the person named in the order to request a hearing, 
        and (2) state the reasons for the entry of the order.  No order 
        may be issued under this subdivision until an investigation of 
        the facts has been conducted under section 214.10. 
           (b) Service of the order under this subdivision is 
        effective when the order is personally served on the person or 
        counsel of record, or served by certified mail to the most 
        recent address provided to the board for the person or counsel 
        of record. 
           (c) The board must hold a hearing under this subdivision 
        not later than 30 days after the board receives the request for 
        the hearing, unless otherwise agreed between the board, or 
        compliance committee if authorized by the board, and the person 
        requesting the hearing. 
           (d) Notwithstanding any rule to the contrary, the 
        administrative law judge must issue a report within 30 days of 
        the close of the contested case hearing.  Within 30 days after 
        receiving the report and subsequent exceptions and argument, the 
        board shall issue a further order vacating, modifying, or making 
        permanent the cease and desist order.  If no hearing is 
        requested within 30 days of service of the order, the order 
        becomes final and remains in effect until modified or vacated by 
        the board. 
           Subd. 4.  [LICENSE ACTIONS.] (a) With respect to a person 
        who is a holder of or applicant for a licensee or shop 
        registration card under this chapter, the board may by order 
        deny, refuse to renew, suspend, temporarily suspend, or revoke 
        the application, certificate of registration, or shop 
        registration card, censure or reprimand the person, refuse to 
        permit the person to sit for examination, or refuse to release 
        the person's examination grades, if the board finds that such an 
        order is in the public interest and that, based on a 
        preponderance of the evidence presented, the person has: 
           (1) violated a statute, rule, or order that the board has 
        adopted or issued or is empowered to enforce; 
           (2) engaged in conduct or acts that are fraudulent, 
        deceptive, or dishonest, whether or not the conduct or acts 
        relate to the practice of barbering, if the fraudulent, 
        deceptive, or dishonest conduct or acts reflect adversely on the 
        person's ability or fitness to engage in the practice of 
        barbering; 
           (3) engaged in conduct or acts that constitute malpractice, 
        are negligent, demonstrate incompetence, or are otherwise in 
        violation of the standards in the rules of the board, where the 
        conduct or acts relate to the practice of barbering; 
           (4) employed fraud or deception in obtaining a certificate 
        of registration, shop registration card, renewal, or 
        reinstatement, or in passing all or a portion of the 
        examination; 
           (5) had a certificate of registration or shop registration 
        card, right to examine, or other similar authority revoked in 
        another jurisdiction; 
           (6) failed to meet any requirement for issuance or renewal 
        of the person's certificate of registration or shop registration 
        card; 
           (7) practiced as a barber while having an infectious or 
        contagious disease; 
           (8) advertised by means of false or deceptive statements; 
           (9) demonstrated intoxication or indulgence in the use of 
        drugs, including but not limited to narcotics as defined in 
        section 152.01 or in United States Code, title 26, section 4731, 
        barbiturates, amphetamines, benzedrine, dexedrine, or other 
        sedatives, depressants, stimulants, or tranquilizers; 
           (10) demonstrated unprofessional conduct or practice, or 
        conduct or practice that violates any provision of chapter 186; 
           (11) permitted an employee or other person under the 
        person's supervision or control to practice as a registered 
        barber, registered apprentice, or registered instructor of 
        barbering unless that person has (i) a current certificate of 
        registration as a registered barber, registered apprentice, or 
        registered instructor of barbering, (ii) a temporary apprentice 
        permit, or (iii) a temporary permit as an instructor of 
        barbering; 
           (12) practices, offered to practice, or attempted to 
        practice by misrepresentation; 
           (13) failed to display a certificate of registration as 
        required by section 154.14; 
           (14) used any room or place of barbering that is also used 
        for any other purpose, or used any room or place of barbering 
        that violates the board's rules governing sanitation; 
           (15) in the case of a barber, apprentice, or other person 
        working in or in charge of any barber shop, or any person in a 
        barber school engaging in the practice of barbering, failed to 
        use separate and clean towels for each customer or patron, or to 
        discard and launder each towel after being used once; 
           (16) in the case of a barber or other person in charge of 
        any barber shop or barber school, (i) failed to supply in a 
        sanitary manner clean hot and cold water in quantities necessary 
        to conduct the shop or barbering service for the school, (ii) 
        failed to have water and sewer connections from the shop or 
        barber school with municipal water and sewer systems where they 
        are available for use, or (iii) failed or refused to maintain a 
        receptacle for hot water of a capacity of at least five gallons; 
           (17) refused to permit the board to make an inspection 
        permitted or required by this chapter, or failed to provide the 
        board or the attorney general on behalf of the board with any 
        documents or records they request; 
           (18) failed promptly to renew a certificate of registration 
        or shop registration card when remaining in practice, pay the 
        required fee, or issue a worthless check; 
           (19) failed to supervise a registered apprentice or 
        temporary apprentice, or permitted the practice of barbering by 
        a person not registered with the board or not holding a 
        temporary permit; 
           (20) refused to serve a customer because of race, color, 
        creed, religion, disability, national origin, or sex; 
           (21) failed to comply with a provision of chapter 141 or a 
        provision of another chapter that relates to barber schools; or 
           (22) with respect to temporary suspension orders, has 
        committed an act, engaged in conduct, or committed practices 
        that the board, or complaint committee if authorized by the 
        board, has determined may result or may have resulted in an 
        immediate threat to the public. 
           (b) In lieu of or in addition to any remedy under paragraph 
        (a), the board may as a condition of continued registration, 
        termination of suspension, reinstatement of registration, 
        examination, or release of examination results, require that the 
        person: 
           (1) submit to a quality review of the person's ability, 
        skills, or quality of work, conducted in a manner and by a 
        person or entity that the board determines; or 
           (2) complete to the board's satisfaction continuing 
        education as the board requires. 
           (c) Service of an order under this subdivision is effective 
        if the order is served personally on, or is served by certified 
        mail to the most recent address provided to the board by, the 
        licensee, certificate holder, applicant, or counsel of record.  
        The order must state the reason for the entry of the order. 
           (d) Except as provided in subdivision 5, paragraph (c), all 
        hearings under this subdivision must be conducted in accordance 
        with the administrative procedure act. 
           Subd. 5.  [TEMPORARY SUSPENSION.] (a) When the board, or 
        complaint committee if authorized by the board, issues a 
        temporary suspension order, the suspension provided for in the 
        order is effective on service of a written copy of the order on 
        the licensee, certificate holder, or counsel of record.  The 
        order must specify the statute, rule, or order violated by the 
        licensee or certificate holder.  The order remains in effect 
        until the board issues a final order in the matter after a 
        hearing, or on agreement between the board and the licensee or 
        certificate holder. 
           (b) An order under this subdivision may (1) prohibit the 
        licensee or certificate holder from engaging in the practice of 
        barbering in whole or in part, as the facts require, and (2) 
        condition the termination of the suspension on compliance with a 
        statute, rule, or order that the board has adopted or issued or 
        is empowered to enforce.  The order must state the reasons for 
        entering the order and must set forth the right to a hearing as 
        provided in this subdivision. 
           (c) Within ten days after service of an order under this 
        subdivision the licensee or certificate holder may request a 
        hearing in writing.  The board must hold a hearing before its 
        own members within five working days of the request for a 
        hearing.  The sole issue at such a hearing must be whether there 
        is a reasonable basis to continue, modify, or terminate the 
        temporary suspension.  The hearing is not subject to the 
        administrative procedure act.  Evidence presented to the board 
        or the licensee or certificate holder may be in affidavit form 
        only.  The licensee, certificate holder, or counsel of record 
        may appear for oral argument. 
           (d) Within five working days after the hearing, the board 
        shall issue its order and, if the order continues the 
        suspension, shall schedule a contested case hearing within 30 
        days of the issuance of the order.  Notwithstanding any rule to 
        the contrary, the administrative law judge shall issue a report 
        within 30 days after the closing of the contested case hearing 
        record.  The board shall issue a final order within 30 days of 
        receiving the report. 
           Subd. 6.  [VIOLATIONS; PENALTIES; COSTS.] (a) The board may 
        impose a civil penalty of up to $2,000 per violation on a person 
        who violates a statute, rule, or order that the board has 
        adopted or issued or is empowered to enforce. 
           (b) In addition to any penalty under paragraph (a), the 
        board may impose a fee to reimburse the board for all or part of 
        the cost of (1) the proceedings resulting in disciplinary action 
        authorized under this section, (2) the imposition of a civil 
        penalty under paragraph (a), or (3) the issuance of a cease and 
        desist order.  The board may impose a fee under this paragraph 
        when the board shows that the position of the person who has 
        violated a statute, rule, or order that the board has adopted or 
        issued or is empowered to enforce is not substantially justified 
        unless special circumstances make such a fee unjust, 
        notwithstanding any rule to the contrary.  Costs under this 
        paragraph include, but are not limited to, the amount paid by 
        the board for services from the office of administrative 
        hearings, attorneys' fees, court reporter costs, witness costs, 
        reproduction of records, board members' compensation, board 
        staff time, and expense incurred by board members and staff. 
           (c) All hearings under this subdivision must be conducted 
        in accordance with the administrative procedure act. 
           Subd. 7.  [REINSTATEMENT.] The board may reinstate a 
        suspended, revoked, or surrendered certificate of registration 
        or shop registration card, on petition of the former or 
        suspended registrant.  The board may in its sole discretion 
        place any conditions on reinstatement of a suspended, revoked, 
        or surrendered certificate of registration or shop registration 
        card that it finds appropriate and necessary to ensure that the 
        purposes of this chapter are met.  No certificate of 
        registration or shop registration card may be reinstated until 
        the former registrant has completed at least one-half of the 
        suspension period. 
           Sec. 57.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 176.102, 
        subdivision 3a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3a.  [DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS.] The panel has authority 
        to discipline qualified rehabilitation consultants and vendors 
        and may impose a penalty of up to $1,000 per violation, payable 
        to the special compensation fund, and may suspend or revoke 
        certification.  Complaints against registered qualified 
        rehabilitation consultants and vendors shall be made to the 
        commissioner who shall investigate all complaints.  If the 
        investigation indicates a violation of this chapter or rules 
        adopted under this chapter, the commissioner may initiate a 
        contested case proceeding under the provisions of chapter 14.  
        In these cases, the rehabilitation review panel shall make the 
        final decision following receipt of the report of an 
        administrative law judge.  The decision of the panel is 
        appealable to the workers' compensation court of appeals in the 
        manner provided by section 176.421.  The panel shall 
        continuously study rehabilitation services and delivery, develop 
        and recommend rehabilitation rules to the commissioner, and 
        assist the commissioner in accomplishing public education. 
           The commissioner may appoint alternates for one-year terms 
        to serve as a member when a member is unavailable.  The number 
        of alternates shall not exceed one labor member, one employer or 
        insurer member, and one member representing medicine, 
        chiropractic, or rehabilitation. 
           Sec. 58.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 176.102, 
        subdivision 14, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 14.  [FEES.] The commissioner shall impose fees under 
        section 16A.128 16A.1285 sufficient to cover the cost of 
        approving and monitoring qualified rehabilitation consultants, 
        consultant firms, and vendors of rehabilitation services.  These 
        fees are payable to the special compensation fund. 
           Sec. 59.  [181.9641] [ENFORCEMENT.] 
           The department of labor and industry shall enforce sections 
        181.960 to 181.964.  The department may assess a fine of up to 
        $5,000 for a violation of sections 181.960 to 181.964. 
           The fine, together with costs and attorney fees, may be 
        recovered in a civil action in the name of the department 
        brought in the district court of the county where the violation 
        is alleged to have occurred or where the commissioner has an 
        office. 
           The fine provided by this section is in addition to any 
        other remedy provided by law. 
           Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        239.785, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DUE DATES FOR FILING OF RETURNS AND PAYMENT.] 
        The fee must be remitted monthly on a form prescribed by the 
        commissioner of revenue for deposit in the general fund 
        liquefied petroleum gas account established in subdivision 6.  
        The fee must be paid and the return filed on or before the 23rd 
        day of each month following the month in which the liquefied 
        petroleum gas was delivered or received.  
           Sec. 61.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        239.785, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS ACCOUNT.] A liquefied 
        petroleum gas account in the special revenue fund is established 
        in the state treasury.  Fees and penalties collected under this 
        section must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to 
        the liquefied petroleum gas account.  Money in that account, 
        including interest earned, is appropriated to the commissioner 
        of jobs and training for programs to improve the energy 
        efficiency of residential liquefied petroleum gas heating 
        equipment in low-income households, and, when necessary, to 
        provide weatherization services to the homes. 
           Sec. 62.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        257.0755, is amended to read: 
           257.0755 [OFFICE OF OMBUDSPERSON; CREATION; QUALIFICATIONS; 
        FUNCTION.] 
           An ombudsperson for families Subdivision 1.  
        [CREATION.] One ombudsperson shall be appointed to operate 
        independently from but under the auspices of in collaboration 
        with each of the following groups:  the Indian Affairs Council, 
        the Spanish-Speaking Affairs Council, the Council on Black 
        Minnesotans, and the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans.  Each 
        of these groups shall select its own ombudsperson subject to 
        final approval by the advisory board established under section 
        257.0768. 
           Subd. 2.  [SELECTION; QUALIFICATIONS.] The ombudsperson for 
        each community shall be selected by the applicable 
        community-specific board established in section 257.0768.  Each 
        ombudsperson shall serve serves in the unclassified service at 
        the pleasure of the advisory community-specific board, shall be 
        in the unclassified service, shall and may be removed only for 
        just cause.  Each ombudsperson must be selected without regard 
        to political affiliation, and shall be a person highly competent 
        and qualified to analyze questions of law, administration, and 
        public policy regarding the protection and placement of children 
        from families of color.  In addition, the ombudsperson must be 
        experienced in dealing with communities of color and 
        knowledgeable about the needs of those communities.  No 
        individual may serve as ombudsperson while holding any other 
        public office.  The ombudsperson shall have the authority to 
        investigate decisions, acts, and other matters of an agency, 
        program, or facility providing protection or placement services 
        to children of color. 
           Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATION.] Money appropriated for each 
        ombudsperson from the general fund or the special fund 
        authorized by section 256.01, subdivision 2, clause (15), is 
        under the control of the office of each ombudsperson for which 
        it is appropriated. 
           Sec. 63.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 257.0762, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [POWERS.] Each ombudsperson has the authority to 
        investigate decisions, acts, and other matters of an agency, 
        program, or facility providing protection or placement services 
        to children of color.  In carrying out this authority and the 
        duties in subdivision 1, each ombudsperson has the power to: 
           (1) prescribe the methods by which complaints are to be 
        made, reviewed, and acted upon; 
           (2) determine the scope and manner of investigations to be 
        made; 
           (3) investigate, upon a complaint or upon personal 
        initiative, any action of any agency; 
           (4) request and be given access to any information in the 
        possession of any agency deemed necessary for the discharge of 
        responsibilities.  The ombudsperson is authorized to set 
        reasonable deadlines within which an agency must respond to 
        requests for information.  Data obtained from any agency under 
        this clause shall retain the classification which it had under 
        section 13.02 and shall be maintained and disseminated by the 
        ombudsperson according to chapter 13; 
           (5) examine the records and documents of an agency; 
           (6) enter and inspect, during normal business hours, 
        premises within the control of an agency; and 
           (7) subpoena any agency personnel to appear, testify, or 
        produce documentary or other evidence which the ombudsperson 
        deems relevant to a matter under inquiry, and may petition the 
        appropriate state court to seek enforcement with the subpoena; 
        provided, however, that any witness at a hearing or before an 
        investigation as herein provided, shall possess the same 
        privileges reserved to such a witness in the courts or under the 
        laws of this state.  The ombudsperson may compel nonagency 
        individuals to testify or produce evidence according to 
        procedures developed by the advisory board. 
           Sec. 64.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 257.0768, is 
        amended to read: 
           257.0768 [OMBUDSPERSON'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
        COMMUNITY-SPECIFIC BOARDS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The appointment of each 
        ombudsperson is subject to approval by an advisory committee 
        consisting of no more than 17 members.  Members of the advisory 
        committee shall be appointed by Four community-specific boards 
        are created.  Each board consists of five members.  The chair of 
        each of the following groups shall appoint the board for the 
        community represented by the group:  the Indian Affairs Council; 
        the Spanish-Speaking Affairs Council; the Council on Black 
        Minnesotans; and the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans.  The 
        committee shall provide advice and counsel to each 
        ombudsperson.  In making appointments, the chair must consult 
        with other members of the council. 
           Subd. 2.  [COMPENSATION; CHAIR.] Members do not receive 
        compensation but are entitled to receive reimbursement for 
        reasonable and necessary expenses incurred.  The members shall 
        designate four rotating chairs to serve annually at the pleasure 
        of the members. 
           Subd. 3.  [MEETINGS.] The committee Each board shall meet 
        at least four times a year regularly at the request of its the 
        appointing chair or the ombudspersons ombudsperson. 
           Subd. 4.  [DUTIES.] The committee Each board shall appoint 
        the ombudsperson for its community.  Each board shall advise and 
        assist the ombudspersons ombudsperson for its community in 
        selecting matters for attention; developing policies, plans, and 
        programs to carry out the ombudspersons' functions and powers; 
        establishing protocols for working with the communities of 
        color; developing procedures for the ombudspersons' use of the 
        subpoena power to compel testimony and evidence from nonagency 
        individuals; and making reports and recommendations for changes 
        designed to improve standards of competence, efficiency, 
        justice, and protection of rights.  The committee shall function 
        as an advisory body. 
           Subd. 5.  [TERMS, COMPENSATION, REMOVAL, AND EXPIRATION.] 
        The membership terms, compensation, and removal of members of 
        the committee each board and the filling of membership vacancies 
        are governed by section 15.0575. 
           Subd. 6.  [JOINT MEETINGS.] The members of the four 
        community-specific boards shall meet jointly at least four times 
        each year to advise the ombudspersons on overall policies, 
        plans, protocols, and programs for the office. 
           Sec. 65.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 268.53, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [FUNCTIONS; POWERS.] A community action agency 
        shall:  
           (a) Plan systematically for an effective community action 
        program; develop information as to the problems and causes of 
        poverty in the community; determine how much and how effectively 
        assistance is being provided to deal with those problems and 
        causes; and establish priorities among projects, activities and 
        areas as needed for the best and most efficient use of 
        resources; 
           (b) Encourage agencies engaged in activities related to the 
        community action program to plan for, secure, and administer 
        assistance available under section 268.52 or from other sources 
        on a common or cooperative basis; provide planning or technical 
        assistance to those agencies; and generally, in cooperation with 
        community agencies and officials, undertake actions to improve 
        existing efforts to reduce poverty, such as improving day-to-day 
        communications, closing service gaps, focusing resources on the 
        most needy, and providing additional opportunities to low-income 
        individuals for regular employment or participation in the 
        programs or activities for which those community agencies and 
        officials are responsible; 
           (c) Initiate and sponsor projects responsive to needs of 
        the poor which are not otherwise being met, with particular 
        emphasis on providing central or common services that can be 
        drawn upon by a variety of related programs, developing new 
        approaches or new types of services that can be incorporated 
        into other programs, and filling gaps pending the expansion or 
        modification of those programs; 
           (d) Establish effective procedures by which the poor and 
        area residents concerned will be enabled to influence the 
        character of programs affecting their interests, provide for 
        their regular participation in the implementation of those 
        programs, and provide technical and other support needed to 
        enable the poor and neighborhood groups to secure on their own 
        behalf available assistance from public and private sources; 
           (e) Join with and encourage business, labor and other 
        private groups and organizations to undertake, together with 
        public officials and agencies, activities in support of the 
        community action program which will result in the additional use 
        of private resources and capabilities, with a view to developing 
        new employment opportunities, stimulating investment that will 
        have a measurable impact on reducing poverty among residents of 
        areas of concentrated poverty, and providing methods by which 
        residents of those areas can work with private groups, firms, 
        and institutions in seeking solutions to problems of common 
        concern.  
           Community action agencies, the Minnesota migrant council, 
        and the Indian reservations, may enter into cooperative 
        purchasing agreements and self-insurance programs with local 
        units of government.  Nothing in this section expands or limits 
        the current private or public nature of a local community action 
        agency. 
           Sec. 66.  [268.56] [MINNESOTA YOUTH PROGRAM; DEFINITIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [SCOPE.] For the purposes of sections 
        268.56 and 268.561, the terms defined in this section have the 
        meanings given them. 
           Subd. 2.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
        commissioner of jobs and training. 
           Subd. 3.  [ELIGIBLE APPLICANT.] "Eligible applicant" means 
        an individual who is between the ages of 14 and 21 and 
        economically disadvantaged. 
           An at-risk youth who is classified as a family of one is 
        deemed economically disadvantaged.  For purposes of eligibility 
        determination the following individuals are considered at risk: 
           (1) a pregnant or parenting youth; 
           (2) a youth with limited English proficiency; 
           (3) a potential or actual school dropout; 
           (4) a youth in an offender or diversion program; 
           (5) a public assistance recipient or a recipient of group 
        home services; 
           (6) a youth with disabilities including learning 
        disabilities; 
           (7) a chemically dependent youth or child of drug or 
        alcohol abusers; 
           (8) a homeless or runaway youth; 
           (9) a youth with basic skills deficiency; 
           (10) a youth with an educational attainment of one or more 
        levels below grade level appropriate to age; or 
           (11) a foster child. 
           Subd. 4.  [EMPLOYER.] "Employer" means a private or public 
        employer. 
           Sec. 67.  [268.561] [MINNESOTA YOUTH PROGRAM.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE.] The Minnesota youth program is 
        established to: 
           (1) improve the employability of eligible applicants 
        through exposure to public or private sector work; 
           (2) enhance the basic educational skills of eligible 
        applicants; 
           (3) encourage the completion of high school or equivalency; 
           (4) assist eligible applicants to enter employment, 
        school-to-work transition programs, the military, or 
        post-secondary education or training; 
           (5) enhance the citizenship skills of eligible applicants 
        through community service and service learning; and 
           (6) provide educational, career, and life skills counseling.
           Subd. 2.  [WAGE RATE.] The rate of pay for Minnesota youth 
        program positions with public, private nonprofit, and private 
        for-profit employers is the minimum wage.  Employers may use 
        their own funds to increase the participants' hourly wage 
        rates.  Youths designated as supervisors may be paid at a higher 
        level to be determined by the local contractor. 
           Subd. 3.  [EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS.] The commissioner may 
        enter into arrangements with existing public and private 
        nonprofit organizations and agencies with experience in 
        administering youth employment programs for the purpose of 
        providing employment opportunities for eligible applicants in 
        furtherance of sections 268.56 and 268.561.  The department of 
        jobs and training shall retain ultimate responsibility for the 
        administration of this employment program. 
           Subd. 4.  [CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION.] Preference shall be 
        given to local contractors with experience in administering 
        youth employment and training programs and those who have 
        demonstrated efforts to coordinate state and federal youth 
        programs locally. 
           Subd. 5.  [ALLOCATION FORMULA.] Seventy percent of 
        Minnesota youth program funds must be allocated based on the 
        county's share of economically disadvantaged youth.  The 
        remaining 30 percent must be allocated based on the county's 
        share of population ages 14 to 21. 
           Subd. 6.  [ALLOWABLE COST CATEGORIES.] Of the total 
        allocation, up to 15 percent may be used for administrative 
        purposes and the remainder may be used for a combination of 
        training and participant support activities. 
           Subd. 7.  [REPORTS.] Each contractor shall report to the 
        commissioner on a quarterly basis in a format to be determined 
        by the commissioner. 
           Data collected on individuals under this subdivision are 
        private data on individuals as defined in section 13.02, 
        subdivision 12, except that summary data may be provided under 
        section 13.05, subdivision 7. 
           Subd. 8.  [PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT.] Wages and subsidies under 
        this section may be paid for part-time employment. 
           Subd. 9.  [LAYOFFS; WORKER REDUCTIONS.] An employer may not 
        lay off, terminate, or reduce the working hours of an employee 
        for the purpose of hiring an individual with funds provided by 
        this section.  An employer may not hire an individual with funds 
        available under this section if any other individual is laid off 
        from the same or a substantially equivalent job. 
           Subd. 10.  [RULES.] The commissioner may adopt rules to 
        implement this section. 
           Sec. 68.  [268.9783] [RETRAINING AND TARGETED TRAINING 
        GRANTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHED.] The commissioner may make 
        grants to substate grantees or other eligible organizations 
        designed to provide for the employment of dislocated workers or 
        targeted training assistance to workers at risk of dislocation.  
        The focus of the grants must be on the provision of skill-based 
        training required by the worker's employer or prospective 
        employer.  The grants must be developed to meet the worker 
        training needs of employers individually or together.  Two or 
        more organizations may jointly apply for a grant. 
           Subd. 2.  [RETRAINING GRANTS.] An organization interested 
        in applying for a grant to retrain workers who are at risk of 
        becoming dislocated workers must apply to the commissioner.  As 
        part of the application process, an applicant must provide: 
           (1) a statement of need that identifies the causes 
        contributing to the workers being at risk of dislocation, the 
        prospects for reemployment of the workers in the employer's 
        industry or the worker's occupation, and the employer's past 
        record of permanently laying off workers; 
           (2) a description of the current skill level of the workers 
        targeted for training and the skills needed by the workers to 
        significantly reduce their vulnerability to becoming displaced 
        from employment; 
           (3) a description of the actions and investments made and 
        planned by the employer to avert or minimize worker dislocation, 
        including the adoption of high performance workplace and worker 
        participation systems and practices; 
           (4) a training plan that details who will receive training, 
        the type and scope of training assistance to be provided to 
        workers, the providers of the training, and any impact on worker 
        wages; 
           (5) evidence that the proposal has the support and 
        involvement of labor; and 
           (6) any other relevant information the commissioner 
        requires in the grant application. 
           Subd. 3.  [TARGETED TRAINING GRANTS.] An organization 
        interested in applying for a grant to target training for 
        dislocated workers being hired by an employer must apply to the 
        commissioner.  As part of the application process, applicants 
        must provide: 
           (1) a statement of need; 
           (2) a description of local labor market characteristics, 
        including the area's unemployment rate, types of workers 
        available to be employed in terms of occupation, and the local 
        availability of workers in the industry of the employer or 
        employers; 
           (3) a description of the actions and investments made and 
        planned by the employer or employers to create and retain jobs, 
        including past employment history, wages paid for the same or 
        similar work, and whether high performance workplace and worker 
        participation systems and practices have been adopted; 
           (4) a description of the type of work to be performed, the 
        work-related skills needed, projected wages, and the target 
        group of workers requiring the training assistance; 
           (5) a training plan that details who will receive training, 
        the type and scope of training assistance to be provided 
        workers, and the providers of the training; 
           (6) evidence that the proposal has the support and 
        involvement of labor; and 
           (7) any other relevant information the commissioner 
        requires in the grant application. 
           Subd. 4.  [CRITERIA.] The criteria used to award targeted 
        training grants must include the severity of need, the target 
        group of workers, training assistance, worker wages, utilization 
        of resources, cost effectiveness, grantee management capability, 
        and other considerations adopted by the commissioner. 
           Subd. 5.  [COVERAGE.] Persons eligible to receive 
        retraining assistance under this section include workers at risk 
        of dislocation from employment and dislocated workers as defined 
        in Minnesota Statutes, section 268.975, subdivision 3.  Workers 
        are considered to be at risk of dislocation as evidenced by a 
        pattern of worker layoffs from an employer, a pattern of 
        substantial layoffs or plant closures in the same or related 
        industry, or where worker skills needed by the employer have 
        become obsolete due to advances in technology. 
           Subd. 6.  [FUNDING.] The commissioner may award retraining 
        and targeted training grants, if approved by the governor's job 
        training council, through a request for proposal process if:  
           (1) employers benefiting from a retraining and targeted 
        training grant provide a match of at least one for one that may 
        be in the form of funding, equipment, staff, instructors, and 
        work release time for workers enrolled in training; 
           (2) employers benefiting from a retraining and targeted 
        training grant to retrain workers at risk of dislocation 
        maintain their past rate of expenditure from other sources for 
        that training during the grant period; and 
           (3) employers benefiting from a retraining and targeted 
        training grant to train new workers do not have workers in 
        layoff status, unless it can be documented the layoff is 
        temporary or seasonal. 
           Subd. 7.  [LIMITATION.] No more than five percent of the 
        amount available under Minnesota Statutes, section 268.022, 
        subdivision 2, paragraph (e), may be used for the grants 
        authorized under this section.  The funds must be used from the 
        allocation under section 268.022, subdivision 2, paragraph (e), 
        clause (2). 
           Subd. 8.  [SUNSET.] This section expires June 30, 1996. 
           Sec. 69.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        268.98, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.] The commissioner 
        shall establish performance standards for the programs and 
        activities administered or funded under sections 268.975 to 
        268.98.  The commissioner may use, when appropriate, existing 
        federal performance standards or, if the commissioner determines 
        that the federal standards are inadequate or not suitable, may 
        formulate new performance standards to ensure that the programs 
        and activities of the dislocated worker program are effectively 
        administered. 
           The commissioner shall, at a minimum, establish performance 
        standards which appropriately gauge the program's effectiveness 
        at achieving the following objectives: 
           (1) placement of dislocated workers in employment; 
           (2) replacing lost income resulting from worker dislocation 
        from employment; 
           (3) early intervention with workers shortly after becoming 
        displaced from employment; and 
           (4) retraining of workers from one occupation or industry 
        to another. 
           The standards shall be applied to plans or grants 
        authorized under sections 268.9781, 268.9782, 268.9783 and for 
        other activities the commissioner considers appropriate. 
           Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 298.2211, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3a.  [CONTRACTS AND PURCHASES.] Contracts entered 
        into and purchases made by the board are subject to the 
        competitive bidding requirements of chapter 16B, except that 
        bids must be first advertised within the tax relief areas as 
        defined in section 273.134.  If the commissioner finds that an 
        acceptable bidder or contractor cannot be found in the tax 
        relief area, the commissioner may ask the board for permission 
        to advertise for bids as otherwise provided in chapter 16B.  
        This subdivision is effective for contracts entered into and 
        purchases made after the effective date of this subdivision.  
           Sec. 71.  [268A.13] [EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR 
        PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.] 
           The commissioner of jobs and training, in cooperation with 
        the commissioner of human services, shall develop a statewide 
        program of grants to provide services for persons with mental 
        illness in supported employment.  Projects funded under this 
        section must:  (1) assist persons with mental illness in 
        obtaining and retaining employment; (2) emphasize individual 
        community placements for clients; (3) ensure interagency 
        collaboration at the local level between vocational 
        rehabilitation field offices, county service agencies, community 
        support programs operating under the authority of section 
        245.4712, and community rehabilitation providers, in assisting 
        clients; and (4) involve clients in the planning, development, 
        oversight, and delivery of support services.  Project funds may 
        not be used to provide services in segregated settings such as 
        long-term employment or work activity programs as defined in 
        section 268A.01. 
           The commissioner of jobs and training, in consultation with 
        the commissioner of human services, shall develop a request for 
        proposals which is consistent with the requirements of this 
        section and which specifies the types of services that must be 
        provided by grantees.  Projects shall be funded for state fiscal 
        year 1995 and priority for funding shall be given to 
        organizations with experience in developing innovative 
        employment support services for persons with mental illness.  
        Each applicant for funds under this section shall submit an 
        evaluation protocol as part of the grant application. 
           Sec. 72.  [268A.14] [PLAN FOR A STATEWIDE REIMBURSEMENT 
        SYSTEM.] 
           The commissioner of jobs and training, in cooperation with 
        the commissioner of human services, shall develop a detailed 
        plan for establishing a statewide system to reimburse providers 
        for employment support services for persons with mental 
        illness.  The plan must include the following:  (1) protocols 
        for certifying eligible providers; (2) standards for determining 
        client eligibility for the service; (3) a list of reimbursable 
        services with the proposed reimbursement level for each service; 
        and (4) a description of the systems, including necessary 
        computer systems, that will be used by the state agency for 
        payment of reimbursement to eligible providers.  The plan must 
        also include projected total biennial costs for the new 
        reimbursement system, recommendations on the nature of appeal 
        rights which shall be provided to clients and providers, and 
        recommendations on the necessity for agency rulemaking prior to 
        implementation of the new reimbursement system. 
           Sec. 73.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 345.47, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [TITLE TO PROPERTY.] The purchaser at any sale 
        conducted by the commissioner pursuant to sections 345.31 to 
        345.60 and the Minnesota historical society under subdivision 5 
        shall receive title to the property purchased or selected, free 
        from all claims of the owner or prior holder thereof and of all 
        persons claiming through or under them.  The commissioner shall 
        execute all documents necessary to complete the transfer of 
        title. 
           Sec. 74.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 462A.05, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 40.  [YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING.] The agency may 
        make matching grants for the purpose of employing and training 
        resident youths or youths residing in the surrounding 
        neighborhood in the construction, maintenance, or rehabilitation 
        of multifamily housing financed by the agency. 
           Sec. 75.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 466.01, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [MUNICIPALITY.] For the purposes of 
        sections 466.01 to 466.15, "municipality" means any city, 
        whether organized under home rule charter or otherwise, any 
        county, town, public authority, public corporation, special 
        district, school district, however organized, county 
        agricultural society organized pursuant to chapter 38, joint 
        powers board or organization created under section 471.59 or 
        other statute, public library, regional public library system, 
        multicounty multitype library system, or other political 
        subdivision, or community action agency. 
           Sec. 76.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        504.33, subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [LOW-INCOME HOUSING.] (a) "Low-income housing" 
        means either: 
           (1) rental housing with a rent less than or equal to 30 
        percent of 50 percent of the median income for the county in 
        which the rental housing is located, adjusted by size, except 
        that housing which receives a low-income housing credit under 
        section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended 
        through December 31, 1990, is considered low-income housing, if 
        such rent levels do not exceed 30 percent of 60 percent of the 
        median income for the metropolitan area as defined in section 
        473.121, subdivision 2, adjusted by size; or 
           (2) rental housing occupied by households with income below 
        30 percent of the median for the metropolitan area as defined in 
        section 473.121, subdivision 2, adjusted by size. 
           (b) "Low-income housing" also includes rental housing that 
        has been vacant for less than two years one year, that was 
        low-income housing when it was last occupied, and that is not 
        condemned as being unfit for human habitation by the applicable 
        government unit. 
           Sec. 77.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        504.33, subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [REPLACEMENT HOUSING.] (a) "Replacement housing" 
        means rental housing that is: 
           (1) the lesser of (i) the number and corresponding size of 
        low-income housing units displaced, or (ii) sufficient in number 
        and corresponding size of those low-income housing units 
        displaced to meet the demand for those units.  Notwithstanding 
        subclauses (i) and (ii), if the housing impact statement shows 
        demonstrated need, displaced units may be replaced by fewer, 
        larger units of comparable total size, except that efficiency 
        and single room occupancy units may not be replaced by units of 
        a larger size; 
           (2) low-income housing for at least 15 years.  This section 
        does not prohibit increases in rent to cover operating expenses; 
           (3) in at least standard condition; and 
           (4) located in the city where the displaced low-income 
        housing units were located or in the surrounding metropolitan 
        area as defined in section 473.121. 
           (b) Replacement housing provided in a different city shall 
        have a preference for residents of the city where displacement 
        occurred.  The government unit providing such replacement 
        housing shall affirmatively market the replacement housing to 
        such residents. 
           (c) Replacement housing may be provided as newly 
        constructed housing, or rehabilitated housing that 
        was previously unoccupied or vacant and in condemnable condition 
        or rent subsidized existing housing that does not already 
        qualify as low-income housing.: 
           (1) previously unoccupied or vacant and in condemnable 
        condition; or 
           (2) in condemnable condition and required substantial 
        rehabilitation equal to or in excess of 50 percent of the 
        prerehabilitation value of the unit; or 
           (3) rent-subsidized, existing housing that does not already 
        qualify as low-income housing; or 
           (4) rent-subsidized housing in the form of either 
        project-based assistance or portable vouchers, including the use 
        of new Section 8 certificates or vouchers, which reduce rents on 
        units to meet the definitions of low-income housing under 
        subdivision 5, paragraph (a), clause (1). 
           (b) (d) Notwithstanding the requirements in paragraph 
        paragraphs (a) to (c), public housing units which are a part of 
        a disposition plan approved by the Department of Housing and 
        Urban Development automatically qualify as replacement housing 
        for public housing units which are displaced. 
           (e) "Replacement housing" may also mean owner-occupied 
        housing which creates a home ownership opportunity for people 
        whose income is at or below 50 percent of the median for the 
        metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, 
        adjusted for family size. 
           Sec. 78.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        504.34, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ANNUAL REPORT REQUIRED.] A government 
        unit, or in the case of a government unit located in the 
        metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, the government 
        unit and the metropolitan council, shall prepare a housing 
        impact report either: 
           (1) for each year in which the government unit displaces 
        ten or more units of low-income housing in a city of the first 
        class as defined in section 410.01; or 
           (2) when a specific project undertaken by a government unit 
        for longer than one year displaces a total of ten or more units 
        of low-income housing in a city of the first class as defined in 
        section 410.01. 
           Sec. 79.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        504.34, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DRAFT ANNUAL HOUSING IMPACT REPORT.] As provided 
        in subdivision 1, a government unit or a government unit 
        participating with the metropolitan council subject to this 
        section must prepare a draft annual housing impact report for 
        review and comment by interested persons.  The draft report must 
        be completed by January 31 of the year immediately following a 
        year in which the government unit has displaced ten or more 
        units of low-income housing in a city.  For a housing impact 
        report required under subdivision 1, clause (2), the draft 
        report must be completed by January 31 of the year immediately 
        following the year in which the government unit has displaced a 
        cumulative total of ten units of low-income housing in a city. 
           Sec. 80.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 504.34, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [CONTENTS.] The draft and final annual housing 
        impact reports must include: 
           (1) identification of each low-income housing unit that was 
        displaced in the previous year in the city where housing was 
        displaced by the government unit, including the unit's address, 
        size, and rent; the number of persons who could have occupied 
        the unit; the condition the unit was in, and whether it was 
        habitable at the time of displacement; the owner of the unit; 
        whether it was owner occupied; and how and when it was 
        displaced; 
           (2) identification of each unit of replacement housing 
        provided in the previous year in the city, including the unit's 
        address, size, and rent; the number of persons who could occupy 
        the unit; the owner of the unit; whether it is owner occupied; 
        and an identification of the displaced low-income housing unit 
        that was replaced by the unit of replacement housing; 
           (3) analysis of the supply of and demand for all sizes of 
        low-income housing units, by size and rent, including the 
        housing requirements of residents of shelters for the homeless, 
        in the city; 
           (4) determination of whether there is an adequate supply of 
        available and unoccupied low-income housing units to meet the 
        demand for all sizes of low-income housing, by size and rent, in 
        the city where housing has been displaced by the government 
        unit; 
           (5) estimation of the cost of providing replacement housing 
        for low-income housing not in adequate supply to meet the demand 
        for all sizes of low-income housing, by size and rent, in the 
        city where housing has been displaced by the government unit; 
        and 
           (6) analysis of the government unit's compliance with the 
        replacement plans of previous housing annual impact reports and 
        project housing impact statements. 
           Sec. 81.  [645.443] [HEAD START AND SCHOOL BUS DRIVER DAY.] 
           The second Monday in January is designated Head Start and 
        School Bus Driver Day in recognition of the responsibilities 
        borne and the dedication demonstrated by Minnesota's Head Start 
        and other school bus drivers for the safe delivery of our school 
        children.  The governor may take any action necessary to promote 
        and encourage the observance of Head Start and School Bus Driver 
        Day.  The public schools may offer instruction and programs 
        honoring and fostering appreciation and respect for Minnesota 
        Head Start and school bus drivers. 
           Sec. 82.  Laws 1993, chapter 369, section 5, subdivision 4, 
        is amended to read: 
        Subd. 4.  Community Services 
            27,579,000     25,678,000
        The money appropriated for the youth 
        wage subsidy program for the second 
        year of the biennium must be used for 
        programs authorized under new Minnesota 
        Statutes, sections 268.56 and 268.561. 
        $880,000 is appropriated from the 
        general fund to the commissioner of 
        jobs and training for operating costs 
        of transitional housing programs under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 268.38.  Of 
        this appropriation, $440,000 is for the 
        first year and $440,000 is for the 
        second year.  
        $4,200,000 for the first year and 
        $5,550,000 for the second year is 
        appropriated from the general fund to 
        the commissioner of the department of 
        jobs and training for Minnesota 
        economic opportunity grants to 
        community action agencies.  This 
        appropriation is to replace federal 
        funds that are no longer available to 
        community action agencies because of 
        new federal restrictions on the 
        authority to transfer block grant money 
        from the federal Low-Income Home Energy 
        Assistance program to the federal 
        Community Services Block grant. 
        For the biennium ending June 30, 1995, 
        the commissioner shall transfer to the 
        low-income home weatherization program 
        at least five percent of money received 
        under the low-income home energy 
        assistance block grant in each year of 
        the biennium and shall spend all of the 
        transferred money during the year of 
        the transfer or the year following the 
        transfer.  Up to 1.63 percent of the 
        transferred money may be used by the 
        commissioner for administrative 
        purposes. 
        For the biennium ending June 30, 1995, 
        no more than 1.63 percent of money 
        remaining under the low-income home 
        energy assistance program after 
        transfers to the weatherization program 
        may be used by the commissioner for 
        administrative purposes. 
        The state appropriation for the 
        temporary emergency food assistance 
        program may be used to meet the federal 
        match requirements. 
        Of the money appropriated for the 
        summer youth employment programs for 
        fiscal year 1994, $750,000 is 
        immediately available.  Any remaining 
        balance of the immediately available 
        money is available for the year in 
        which it is appropriated.  If the 
        appropriation for either year of the 
        biennium is insufficient, money may be 
        transferred from the appropriation for 
        the other year. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 268.022, subdivision 2, the 
        commissioner of finance shall transfer 
        to the general fund from the dedicated 
        fund $3,054,000 in the first year and 
        $2,303,000 in the second year of the 
        money collected through the special 
        assessment established in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 268.022, subdivision 
        1. 
        Of this appropriation, $5,554,000 the 
        first year and $2,303,000 the second 
        year are for summer youth employment 
        programs. 
        Of this appropriation, $100,000 is to 
        train and certify community action 
        agency weatherization programs to 
        comply with the requirements of 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 144.878, 
        subdivision 5. \H* (The preceding\h 
        \Hsentence starting "Of" was vetoed by\h 
        \Hthe governor.)\h  Of this appropriation, 
        $400,000 is to be used for swab teams 
        with priority to be given to those swab 
        teams in greater Minnesota which are 
        affiliated with community action 
        agencies and to those swab teams in 
        cities of the first class which are 
        affiliated with community action 
        agencies or neighborhood-based 
        nonprofit organizations.  3.75 percent 
        of the allocation may be used for 
        administrative costs.  Any unencumbered 
        balance remaining in the first year 
        does not cancel but is available for 
        the second year.  
        Of this appropriation, $1,200,000 is 
        for the food shelf program. 
        Of this appropriation, $400,000 is for 
        youth employment and for housing for 
        the homeless through the YOUTHBUILD 
        program. 
        Of the appropriation for the Minnesota 
        economic opportunity grant, the 
        commissioner may use up to nine percent 
        each year for state operations.  
        Of the appropriation for Head Start, 
        the commissioner of the department of 
        jobs and training may use up to two 
        percent each year for state operations. 
           Sec. 83.  [TRANSITION.] 
           (a) Any member of the advisory committee existing under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 257.0768, before the effective date 
        of section 64 who attended at least one-half of the committee's 
        meetings during calendar year 1993 must be appointed a member of 
        the applicable community-specific board created under section 64.
           (b) The appointing authority for each community-specific 
        board shall designate an initial term length for each appointee, 
        including appointees required under paragraph (a), to achieve 
        staggered terms to the greatest extent possible. 
           Sec. 84.  [REPEALER.] 
           (a) Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 154.16; and 154.165, 
        are repealed. 
           (b) Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 268.31, 268.315, 
        268.32, 268.33, 268.34, 268.35, and 268.36, are repealed. 
           Sec. 85.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
           Sections 23 to 31 are effective September 1, 1994, and 
        apply to licenses which become effective on or after November 1, 
        1994.  Sections 32 to 38 are effective May 1, 1995, and apply to 
        licenses which become effective on or after July 1, 1995.  
        Sections 39 to 42 are effective July 1, 1994, and apply to 
        licenses which become effective on or after September 1, 1994.  
        Section 43 is effective May 1, 1995, and applies to licenses 
        which become effective on or after July 1, 1995.  Section 44 is 
        effective the day following final enactment and applies to 
        claims brought after June 4, 1987. 
           Sections 74 and 76 to 80 are effective the day following 
        final enactment. 
           Any provisions appropriating money for fiscal year 1994 are 
        effective the day following final enactment. 
           Sections 66, 67, and 82 are effective the day following 
        final enactment.  Section 84, paragraph (b), is effective July 
        1, 1995. 
                                   ARTICLE 5
                                 BUDGET RESERVE
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        16A.152, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ADDITIONAL REVENUES; PRIORITY.] If on the basis 
        of a forecast of general fund revenues and expenditures the 
        commissioner of finance determines that there will be a positive 
        unrestricted budgetary general fund balance at the close of the 
        biennium, the commissioner of finance must allocate money to the 
        budget reserve and cash flow account until the total amount in 
        the account equals five percent of total general fund 
        appropriations for the current biennium as established by the 
        most recent legislative session.  Beginning July 1, 1993, 
        forecast unrestricted budgetary general fund balances are first 
        appropriated to restore the budget reserve and cash flow account 
        to $500,000,000 and then.  Additional biennial unrestricted 
        budgetary general fund balances available after November 1 of 
        every odd-numbered calendar year are appropriated in January of 
        the following year to reduce the property tax levy recognition 
        percent under section 121.904, subdivision 4a, to zero 
        before additional money beyond $500,000,000 is allocated to the 
        budget reserve and cash flow account under the preceding 
        sentence. 
           The amounts necessary to meet the requirements of this 
        section are appropriated from the general fund. 
           Sec. 2.  [LEVY RECOGNITION ADJUSTMENTS.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.152, 
        subdivision 2; and 121.904, if planning estimates for the 
        1996-97 biennium prepared by the commissioner of finance at the 
        close of the 1994 legislative session, or in November 1994, show 
        a budgetary balance before reserves of less than $350,000,000 at 
        the end of the 1996-97 biennium, the commissioner may increase 
        the revenue recognition percent established in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 121.904, beginning in fiscal year 1996 by the 
        amount necessary to bring the budgetary balance before reserves 
        to $350,000,000, except that it may not be increased beyond 48 
        percent.  If the projected budgetary balance before reserves is 
        greater than $350,000,000, the percentage is decreased by the 
        amount necessary to bring the balance before reserves to 
        $350,000,000, but not to less than zero. 
           Sec. 3.  [CASH FLOW REFORM PROGRAM.] 
           The commissioner of finance shall establish an advisory 
        committee to develop recommendations to the legislative 
        commission on planning and fiscal policy by January 15, 1995, 
        for improving school cash management while avoiding short-term 
        borrowing by the state.  The advisory committee shall consist of 
        representatives of the commissioners of finance, revenue, and 
        education, the legislative commission on planning and fiscal 
        policy, the Minnesota school boards association, the school 
        business officers association, and the association of Minnesota 
        counties. 
                                   ARTICLE 6
                                 TRANSPORTATION 
        Section 1.  [TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums set forth in the columns headed "APPROPRIATIONS"  
        are appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, 
        to the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article 
        and are added to appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 
        30, 1994, and June 30, 1995, in Laws 1993, chapter 266, or 
        another named law. 
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                                                              1995  
        General Fund                                     $   10,000,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  1994         1995 
        Sec. 2.  TRANSPORTATION                                        
        Greater Minnesota Transit                        $    1,600,000
        This appropriation is added to the 
        appropriation in Laws 1993, chapter 
        266, section 2, subdivision 3, clause 
        (a), and is for greater Minnesota 
        transit assistance. 
        The unspent balance of the 
        appropriation for fiscal year 1994 in 
        Laws 1993, chapter 266, section 2, 
        subdivision 3, paragraph (a), on June 
        30, 1994, is added to this 
        appropriation. 
        Sec. 3.  REGIONAL TRANSIT BOARD                                
        (a) Regular Route Transit                             5,000,000
        (b) Metro Mobility                                    2,500,000
        (c) Community-based, Rural, and 
        Small-urban Transit Systems                             900,000
           Presented to the governor May 6, 1994 
           Signed by the governor May 10, 1994, 6:20 p.m.

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