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Workmen's Compensation Commission
Function: The powers and duties and functions vested in or imposed upon the industrial commission immediately prior to the effective date of this act, by Minnesota Statutes 1965, Chapter 176, and other applicable laws relating to workmen's compensation and by Minnesota Statutes 1965, Sections 251.041 to 251.053 and any act amendatory thereof; are transferred to, vested in, and imposed upon the workmen's compensation commission.
Active dates:July 1, 1967 - 1976
Chapter 1 of Special Session 1967 established a division of workmen's compensation and a department of labor and industry. The department of labor and industry and the industrial commission as heretofore constituted were abolished as part of this reorganization effort.
Sec. 7. [175.007] Division of workmen's compensation.
Subdivision 1. Creation and organization. The division of workmen's compensation is created within the department [Labor and Industry] under the supervision and control of a commission to be known as the workmen's compensation commission of Minnesota, hereinafter called the commission. The commission shall be composed of three commissioners learned in the law. Each commissioner shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, for a term of six years and until his successor is duly appointed and qualifies. The members of the industrial commission as now created shall be the members of the workmen's compensation commission until the expiration of the terms for which they have been appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in the commission shall be filled by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the senate, for the unexpired portion of the term in which the vacancy occurs.
1976 Minn. Laws Chap. 134 Sec. 78 reads in part:
The name of the workmen's compensation commission is changed to the workmen's compensation court of appeals, and the workmen's compensation commissioners are to be known as judges of the workmen's compensation court of appeals.
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