Subdivision 1. [ESTABLISHMENT.] (a) An advisory task force to examine the process for making recommendations on expenditures from the environment and natural resources trust fund is created, consisting of:
(1) four former members of the current Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources from the house of representatives, appointed by the executive committee of the commission;
(2) four former members of the current Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources from the senate, appointed by the executive committee of the commission; and
(3) eight public members who are not current or past members of the Legislative Commission on Natural Resources or the Citizens Advisory Council, established under Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.06, but who have submitted trust fund proposals for funding, appointed by the governor.
(b) The members of the task force shall select a chair who shall preside and convene meetings of the task force. At least two house members and two senate members appointed must be from the minority caucus. Current legislative members of the task force are entitled to reimbursement for per diem expenses plus travel expenses incurred in the services of the task force. Public members of the task force shall be compensated as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 15.0575.