The legislature of the state of Minnesota hereby declares that it is an important purpose and function of state government to preserve the people's appreciation of the heritage of the state and to promote and enrich their knowledge and understanding of the government and political tradition of the state; and that there is an urgent need to further these goals by: supporting research; developing resource materials and workshops for public and nonpublic high school students, university interns, and teachers; and utilizing the unique talents and experience of the members of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the state government.
(a) There is hereby established a Minnesota History and Government Learning Center.
(b) The center shall be cosponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the Department of Education.
(c) The headquarters of the center shall be the Minnesota Historical Society.
(d) The director of the Minnesota Historical Society shall appoint the administrator of the center after consultation with the Executive Council of the Minnesota Historical Society, the chancellor of the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the commissioner of education.
(e) High school and university students selected for workshops sponsored by the center shall be apportioned evenly among the legislative districts of the state.