1.1    .................... moves to amend H. F. No. 297, the delete everything amendment,
1.2as follows:
1.3Page 139, after line 10, insert:

1.4    "Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 246.54, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
1.5    Subdivision 1. County portion for cost of care. Except for chemical dependency
1.6services provided under sections 254B.01 to 254B.09, the client's county shall pay to the
1.7state of Minnesota a portion of the cost of care provided in a regional treatment center
1.8or a state nursing facility to a client legally settled in that county. A county's payment
1.9shall be made from the county's own sources of revenue and payments shall be paid as
1.10follows: payments to the state from the county shall equal 20 percent a percentage of the
1.11cost of care, as determined by the commissioner, for each day, or the portion thereof, that
1.12the client spends at a regional treatment center or a state nursing facility. according to
1.13the following schedule for each admission:
1.14    (1) for the first 30 days: 20 percent until January 1, 2008, 10 percent from January 1,
1.152008 to June 30, 2009, and zero percent thereafter;
1.16    (2) 20 percent for days 31 to 60; and
1.17    (3) for any days over 60, 20 percent until January 1, 2008, 30 percent from January
1.181, 2008 to June 30, 2009, 40 percent from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, and 50 percent
1.20 If payments received by the state under sections 246.50 to 246.53 exceed 80 percent
1.21the non-county portion of the cost of care, the county shall be responsible for paying
1.22the state only the remaining amount. The county shall not be entitled to reimbursement
1.23from the client, the client's estate, or from the client's relatives, except as provided in
1.24section 246.53. No such payments shall be made for any client who was last committed
1.25prior to July 1, 1947. "
1.26Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
1.27Amend the title accordingly