1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 7 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 6.48, is amended to read:
1.5(a) All the powers and duties conferred and imposed upon the state auditor shall
1.6be exercised and performed by the state auditor in respect to the offices, institutions,
1.7public property, and improvements of several counties of the state. At least once in each
1.8year, if funds and personnel permit, the state auditor may visit, without previous notice,
1.9each county and make a thorough examination of all accounts and records relating to the
1.10receipt and disbursement of the public funds and the custody of the public funds and
1.11other property. If the audit is performed by a private certified public accountant, the state
1.12auditor may require additional information from the private certified public accountant as
1.13the state auditor deems in the public interest. The state auditor may accept the audit or
1.14make additional examinations as the state auditor deems to be in the public interest. The
1.15state auditor shall prescribe and install systems of accounts and financial reports that shall
1.16be uniform, so far as practicable, for the same class of offices. A copy of the report of
1.17such examination shall be filed and be subject to public inspection in the office of the state
1.18auditor and another copy in the office of the auditor of the county thus examined. The state
1.19auditor may accept the records and audit, or any part thereof, of the Department of Human
1.20Services in lieu of examination of the county social welfare funds, if such audit has been
1.21made within any period covered by the state auditor's audit of the other records of the
1.22county. If any such examination shall disclose malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance
1.23in any office of such county, such report shall be filed with the county attorney of the
1.24county, and the county attorney shall institute such civil and criminal proceedings as the
1.25law and the protection of the public interests shall require.
2.1(b) The county receiving any examination shall pay to the state general fund,
2.2notwithstanding the provisions of section 16A.125, the total cost and expenses of such
2.3examinations, including the salaries paid to the examiners while actually engaged in
2.4making such examination. The state auditor on deeming it advisable may bill counties,
2.5having a population of 200,000 or over, monthly for services rendered and the officials
2.6responsible for approving and paying claims shall cause said bill to be promptly paid. The
2.7general fund shall be credited with all collections made for any such examinations.
2.8(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a county may provide for an audit to be
2.9performed by a CPA firm, as defined in section 326A.01, subdivision 7. The audit
2.10performed under this paragraph must meet the standards and be in the form required by
2.11the state auditor. The state auditor may require additional information from the CPA firm
2.12as the state auditor deems in the public interest, but the state auditor must accept the audit
2.13unless the state auditor determines that it does not meet recognized industry auditing
2.14standards. A county audited by a CPA firm cannot be required to pay to the state general
2.15fund any costs for state auditor services.

2.16    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 134A.12, is amended to read:
2.18The law library fee is a cost in the action and taxable as such, and is to be allotted
2.19for the support of the library. If a county has a surplus in its law library fund, the surplus
2.20funds may be allotted for costs relating to court facilities under section 484.77.

2.21    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 279.09, is amended to read:
2.23The county shall cause the notice and list of delinquent real property to be published
2.24once in each of two weeks in the a qualified newspaper designated, the first publication of
2.25which shall be made on or before March 20 immediately following the filing of such list
2.26with the court administrator of the district court, and the second not less than two weeks
2.27later. The county shall deliver the list to the newspaper designated at least ten days before
2.28the date upon which the list is to be published for the first time. Not less than five days
2.29before the second publication, the county shall submit a revised list to the newspaper. A
2.30taxpayer who has paid delinquent taxes since the first publication must be removed by
2.31the county from the second publication.

2.32    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 299A.77, is amended to read:
3.2(a) An alcohol enforcement account is created in the special revenue fund, consisting
3.3of money credited to the account by law. Money in the account may be appropriated
3.4by law for (1) costs of the Alcohol and Gambling Division related to administration
3.5and enforcement of sections 340A.403, subdivision 4; 340A.414, subdivision 1a; and
3.6340A.504, subdivision 7 ; and (2) costs of the State Patrol.
3.7(b) The commissioner shall transfer from the account to the trunk highway fund
3.8$3,500,000 in fiscal year 2004 and $3,700,000 in fiscal year 2005, or so much thereof as
3.9is necessary to pay costs of adding State Patrol positions.

3.10    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 326B.133, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
3.11    Subdivision 1. Designation. Each municipality shall may designate a building
3.12official to administer the code. A municipality may designate no more than one building
3.13official responsible for code administration defined by each certification category created
3.14by statute or rule. Two or more municipalities may combine in the designation of a
3.15building official for the purpose of administering the provisions of the code within their
3.16communities. In those municipalities for which no building officials have been designated,
3.17the state building official may use whichever state employees are necessary to perform
3.18the duties of the building official until the municipality makes a temporary or permanent
3.19designation. All costs incurred by virtue of these services rendered by state employees
3.20must be borne by the involved municipality and receipts arising from these services must
3.21be paid to the commissioner.

3.22    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 331A.11, is amended to read:
3.23331A.11 APPLICATION.
3.24    Subdivision 1. Application. Sections 331A.01 to 331A.11 apply This chapter
3.25applies to all political subdivisions of the state.
3.26    Subd. 2. Notices excluded. Sections 331A.01 to 331A.11 do This chapter does
3.27not apply to notices required by private agreements or local laws to be published in
3.28newspapers, unless they refer expressly or by implication to this chapter or to particular
3.29provisions of this chapter.

3.30    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 347.14, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
3.31    Subdivision 1. Seizure; impoundment; presumption. Any person may seize,
3.32impound, or restrain any unlicensed dog which the person may find running at large. The
3.33fact that a dog is without a license attached to a collar shall be presumptive evidence that
4.1the dog is unlicensed. The sheriff and sheriff's deputies or other police officer shall may
4.2seize, impound or restrain any dog for which no license has been issued and for which one
4.3is required. Any officer who shall seize, restrain, impound, or kill any dog found in any
4.4place without a license, as required under sections 347.09 to 347.20, upon delivery of such
4.5dog or carcass and the proper disposal of the carcass and after making a report to the town
4.6or city treasurer of the town or city in which the dog was seized or killed, showing that the
4.7dog did not have a license, shall receive therefor a payment of $2, the same to be made
4.8from any funds in the town or city treasury not otherwise appropriated.
4.9The county auditor shall reimburse the town for any expense incurred under section
4.10347.10 and shall charge such expense to the dog license fund.

4.11    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 347.565, is amended to read:
4.12347.565 APPLICABILITY.
4.13    Sections 347.50 to 347.56 must may be enforced by animal control authorities or
4.14law enforcement agencies, whether or not these sections have been adopted into local

4.16    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 375.055, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
4.17    Subdivision 1. Fixed by county board. (a) The county commissioners in all
4.18counties, except Hennepin and Ramsey, shall receive as compensation for services
4.19rendered by them for their respective counties, annual salaries and in addition may receive
4.20per diem payments and reimbursement for necessary expenses in performing the duties of
4.21the office as set by resolution of the county board. The salary and schedule of per diem
4.22payments shall not be effective until January 1 of the next year. The resolution shall
4.23contain a statement of the new salary on an annual basis. The board may establish a
4.24schedule of per diem payments for service by individual county commissioners on any
4.25board, committee, or commission of county government including committees of the
4.26board, or for the performance of services by individual county commissioners when
4.27required by law. In addition to its publication in the official newspaper of the county as
4.28part of the proceedings of the meeting of the county board, the resolution setting the salary
4.29and schedule of per diem payments shall be published in one other newspaper of the
4.30county, if there is one located in a different municipality in the county than the official
4.31newspaper. The salary of a county commissioner or the schedule of per diem payments
4.32shall not change except in accordance with this subdivision.
4.33    (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a resolution adopted by the county board to
4.34decrease commissioners' salaries or per diem payments may take effect at any time.

5.1    Sec. 10. REPEALER.
5.2Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 279.07; 279.08; 326B.145; 340A.403, subdivision
5.34; 346.13; 346.14; 346.15; 375.17, subdivision 3; 382.265; 395.14; 395.15; 395.16;
5.4395.17; 395.18; 395.19; 395.20; 395.21; 395.22; 395.23; 395.24; and 471.6161,
5.5subdivision 5, are repealed."
5.6Amend the title accordingly