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HF 912

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/09/2017 01:33pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 02/09/2017

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A bill for an act
relating to metropolitan government; establishing a task force to study and make
recommendations on metropolitan governance.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginTASK FORCE ON METROPOLITAN GOVERNANCE.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Established. new text end

new text begin A task force on metropolitan governance is established to
study and make recommendations to the legislature on metropolitan governance.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The task force consists of 17 members appointed as follows:
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new text begin (1) four persons with interest and experience in urban and regional government, appointed
one each by the speaker of the house, the house minority leader, the senate Subcommittee
on Committees of the senate Committee on Rules and Administration, and the senate minority
leader;
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new text begin (2) two persons representing cities in the metropolitan area, appointed by the Association
of Metropolitan Municipalities;
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new text begin (3) two county commissioners representing counties in the metropolitan area, appointed
by the Counties Transit Improvement Board, at least one of whom must represent Scott or
Carver County;
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new text begin (4) one person appointed by the mayor of the city of Minneapolis and one person
appointed by the mayor of the city of St. Paul;
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new text begin (5) one person representing townships in the metropolitan area, appointed by the
Minnesota Association of Townships;
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new text begin (6) one person representing an employee collective bargaining unit of the Metropolitan
Council, appointed by the Minnesota AFL-CIO;
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new text begin (7) one person representing private business, appointed by the Minnesota Chamber of
Commerce;
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new text begin (8) two persons representing suburban mayors in the metropolitan area, appointed by
the Regional Council of Mayors;
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new text begin (9) the chair of the Counties Transit Improvement Board; and
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new text begin (10) the chair of the Metropolitan Council.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Chair; other officers. new text end

new text begin The task force shall elect from among its members a
chair and vice-chair and any other officers that the task force determines would be necessary
or convenient.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The task force shall study and evaluate models of metropolitan
governance to address regional planning, financing, construction or acquisition, and operation
of infrastructure and services, including but not limited to transportation, water and
wastewater, parks, trails, recreation facilities, and open space.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin State; metropolitan agencies must cooperate; subcommittees. new text end

new text begin The
Metropolitan Council and state and metropolitan agencies shall cooperate with the task
force and provide information requested in a timely fashion. The task force may establish
subcommittees and invite other stakeholders to participate in the task force's study and
development of recommendations.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin No compensation or expenses; grants. new text end

new text begin Members of the task force shall receive
no compensation or per diem for participation on the task force. The task force may accept
grant funds from any federal, state, local, or nongovernmental source to support its work
and offset any costs imposed on the Metropolitan Council, provided accepting the money
does not create a conflict of interest for the task force or its members. The Metropolitan
Council may administer any grant money given to the task force.
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new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Administrative support; staff. new text end

new text begin The Metropolitan Council must provide meeting
space, administrative support, and staff support for the task force. The task force may hold
meetings in any publicly accessible location in the metropolitan area.
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new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Open meeting law. new text end

new text begin Meetings of the task force are subject to chapter 13D.
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new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The task force shall report its findings and recommendations to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with responsibility for
or jurisdiction over the Metropolitan Council and metropolitan agencies. The report is due
by February 1, 2018.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; EXPIRATION; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the
day following final enactment and expires June 30, 2018. Subdivisions 5, 6, and 7 apply in
the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
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