(a) The position of poet laureate of the state of Minnesota is established. The Minnesota Humanities Center must solicit nominations for the poet laureate appointment and must make recommendations to the governor. After receiving recommendations from the Minnesota Humanities Center, the governor shall appoint a state poet laureate and conduct appropriate ceremonies to honor the person appointed. The person appointed as poet laureate continues to serve in this position until the governor appoints another person.
(b) State agencies and officers are encouraged to use the services of the poet laureate for appropriate ceremonies and celebrations.