(a) Effective July 1, 2004, all Office of Tourism duties of the Department of Employment and Economic Development are transferred to Explore Minnesota Tourism under Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039.
(b) The Department of Employment and Economic Development shall provide research; communications; administration, including fiscal, technology, and human resources assistance; and legislative services to Explore Minnesota Tourism through June 30, 2005. Effective July 1, 2005, one full-time equivalent position for communications and one for research is permanently transferred from the Department of Employment and Economic Development to Explore Minnesota Tourism.
(c) Funding for the services in paragraph (b), rent, and salaries shall be added to Explore Minnesota Tourism's base budget for the biennium ending June 30, 2007, and the base budget for the Department of Employment and Economic Development is reduced by that amount.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes