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Council sunset dates extended (new law)

Published (5/25/2012)
By Mike Cook
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A quartet of advisory councils will have their sunset dates extended.

A new law extends the expiration date from June 30, 2012, to June 30, 2014, of the American Indian Advisory Council, which advises the human services commissioner on developing policies and procedures relating to chemical dependency and the abuse of alcohol and other drugs by American Indians, and the Citizens Advisory Council, which advises the commissioner on issues related to alcohol and other drug dependency and abuse.

Also extended by those dates are the American Indian Child Welfare Advisory Council and the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council.

The law also recognizes the authority of the Sunset Commission to review the continuance of these councils when the Human Services Department is scheduled to do so 2014.

Rep. Bob Barrett (R-Lindstrom) and Sen. Dan Hall (R-Burnsville) sponsor the law that takes effect Aug. 1, 2012.

HF1993/ SF1679*/CH271

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