1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2976, the first engrossment, as follows:
1.2Page 14, after line 3 insert:

1.3    "Sec. 5. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 3, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
Subd. 5.Minnesota Trade Office
1.5(a) $330,000 in fiscal year 2014 and $300,000
1.6in fiscal year 2015 are for the STEP grants
1.7in Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.979. Of
1.8the fiscal year 2014 appropriation, $30,000 is
1.9available for expenditure until June 30, 2015,
1.10and is for a grant to Voice of East African
1.11Women, Inc., for establishing trade, export,
1.12and cultural exchange relations between the
1.13state of Minnesota and east African nations.
1.14(b) $180,000 in fiscal year 2014 and
1.15$180,000 in fiscal year 2015 are for the Invest
1.16Minnesota marketing initiative in Minnesota
1.17Statutes, section 116J.9781. Notwithstanding
1.18any other law, this provision does not expire.
1.19(c) $270,000 each year is from the general
1.20fund for the expansion of Minnesota Trade
1.21Offices under Minnesota Statutes, section
1.22116J.978 .
1.23(d) $50,000 each year is from the general
1.24fund for the trade policy advisory group
1.25under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.9661.
2.1(e) The commissioner of employment and
2.2economic development, in consultation
2.3with the commissioner of agriculture, shall
2.4identify and increase export opportunities for
2.5Minnesota agricultural products.
2.6EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment."
2.7Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.8Amend the title accordingly