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    Subdivision 1. Creation. One ombudsperson shall operate independently from but in
collaboration with each of the following groups: the Indian Affairs Council, the Council on
Affairs of Chicano/Latino people, the Council on Black Minnesotans, and the Council on
Asian-Pacific Minnesotans.
    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
serves in the unclassified service at the pleasure of the community-specific board 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.
    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
each ombudsperson for which it is appropriated.
History: 1991 c 292 art 3 s 20; 1993 c 369 s 77; 1994 c 632 art 4 s 62; 1997 c 7 art 3 s 7

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