1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2678, the delete everything amendment
1.2(H2678DE1), as follows:
1.3Page 8, lines 34 and 35, before "clause" insert "paragraph (a),"
1.4Page 9, lines 5, 6, and 15, before "clause" insert "paragraph (a),"
1.5Page 9, after line 10, insert:
1.6"EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective upon final enactment."
1.7Page 9, after line 23, insert:
1.8"EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective upon final enactment."
1.9Page 43, line 31, delete "or the equivalent"
1.10Page 44, line 28, delete "or the equivalent"
1.11Page 45, delete section 13 and insert:

1.13The commissioner of veterans affairs shall determine a suitable site and plan for
1.14three new state veterans cemeteries, to be located one each in northeastern, southeastern
1.15and southwestern Minnesota. In determining the site for a cemetery, the commissioner
1.16shall consider available public land options and shall seek proposals for donated land from
1.17interested counties, local communities, civic organizations, veterans service organizations,
1.18and individuals. For the veterans cemetery in southwestern Minnesota, the commissioner
1.19must work with the commissioner of natural resources to secure a cemetery site at Fort
1.20Ridgely State Park, if feasible, or on other public land in that immediate vicinity.
1.21The commissioner's planning process for a state veterans cemetery must include, at a
1.22minimum, the following actions:
1.23(1) determining the need for the cemetery;
1.24(2) investigating the availability of suitable land for the cemetery;
1.25(3) assessment of impacts of the cemetery;
2.1(4) encouragement of support from veteran service organizations and local
2.2governments; and
2.3(5) preparation and submission of a preapplication for a grant from the United States
2.4Department of Veterans Affairs for commitment of funding for establishing the cemetery.
2.5By January 15, 2011, the commissioner shall report to the chair and ranking minority
2.6member of the house and senate committees having responsibility for veterans affairs with
2.7a report of the commissioner's progress in implementing this section."
2.8Page 47, delete section 14
2.9Page 47, line 7, delete "or the equivalent"
2.10Page 47, delete lines 11 and 12 and insert "Section 1, 2, 13 and 15 are effective the
2.11day following final enactment. All other sections are effective July 1, 2010."
2.12Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.13Amend the title accordingly