299A.294 RESPONSIBILITIES OF COUNCIL.
Subdivision 1. Purpose of council.
The general purpose of the council is to serve as an
advisory body to the governor and the legislature on all aspects of alcohol and drug abuse.
Subd. 2. Specific duties and responsibilities.
In furtherance of the general purpose specified
in subdivision 1, the council shall:
(1) assist state agencies in the coordination of drug policies and programs and in the
provision of services to other units of government, communities, and citizens;
(2) promote among state agencies policies to achieve uniformity in state and federal grant
programs and to streamline those programs;
(3) oversee comprehensive data collection and research and evaluation of alcohol and drug
(4) seek the advice and counsel of appropriate interest groups and advise the commissioner
of public safety;
(5) seek additional private funding for community-based programs and research and
(6) evaluate whether law enforcement narcotics task forces should be reduced in number and
increased in geographic size, and whether new sources of funding are available for the task forces;
(7) continue to promote clarity of roles among federal, state, and local law enforcement
(8) establish criteria to evaluate law enforcement drug programs.
Subd. 3. Grant programs.
The council shall, in coordination with the commissioner, review
and approve state agency plans regarding the use of federal funds for programs to reduce chemical
abuse or reduce the supply of controlled substances. The appropriate state agencies would have
responsibility for management of state and federal drug grant programs.
History: 1989 c 290 art 9 s 4; 1991 c 279 s 16; 1992 c 571 art 10 s 22,23; 1994 c 636 art 9 s
3; 1999 c 216 art 2 s 2,3,28; 1999 c 241 art 10 s 8