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299A.293 Chemical Abuse and Violence Prevention Council.

Subdivision 1. Establishment; membership. A Chemical Abuse and Violence Prevention Council consisting of 19 members is established. The commissioners of public safety, education, health, corrections, and human services, the director of the Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planning, and the attorney general shall each appoint one member from among their employees. The speaker of the house of representatives and the Subcommittee on Committees of the senate shall each appoint a legislative member. The governor shall appoint an additional ten members who shall represent the demographic and geographic composition of the state and, to the extent possible, shall represent the following: public health; education including preschool, elementary, and higher education; social services; financial aid services; chemical dependency treatment; law enforcement; prosecution; defense; the judiciary; corrections; treatment research professionals; drug abuse prevention professionals; the business sector; religious leaders; representatives of racial and ethnic minority communities; and other community representatives. The members shall designate one of the governor's appointees as chair of the council. Compensation and removal of members are governed by section 15.059.

Subd. 2. Acceptance of funds and donations. The council may accept federal money, gifts, donations, and bequests for the purpose of performing the duties set forth in this section and section 299A.294. The council shall use its best efforts to solicit funds from private individuals and organizations to match state appropriations.

HIST: 1989 c 290 art 9 s 3; 1991 c 279 s 15; 1991 c 345 art 2 s 52; 1992 c 571 art 10 s 21; 1994 c 636 art 9 s 2; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1999 c 216 art 2 s 28; 1999 c 241 art 10 s 8; 2003 c 130 s 12