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HF 1139

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/16/2011 09:37am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to local government; authorizing single source acquisition of public
safety equipment; authorizing long-term leasing of public safety equipment;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [471.3455] PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT PURCHASE OR LEASE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) "Local government" means a statutory or home rule
charter city, county, town, or fire department, as defined in section 299N.01, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Public safety equipment" means vehicles and specialized equipment used in
firefighting, ambulance and emergency medical treatment services, rescue, and hazardous
materials response.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Single source acquisition. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding section 465.71 or 471.345, a
local government may acquire by purchase or lease new or used public safety equipment
without competitive bidding or proposals if the equipment is clearly and legitimately
limited to a single source of supply, and the contract price may be best established by
direct negotiation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Long-term leases authorized. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding section 366.095, 410.32,
412.301, or 465.71, a local government may issue certificates of indebtedness or capital
notes to acquire new or used public safety equipment by lease for a term of up to 20 years.
The obligation created by a long-term lease agreement for public safety equipment must
not be included in the calculation of net debt for purposes of section 475.53, and does not
constitute debt under any other statutory provision. No election is required in connection
with the execution of a lease agreement authorized by this section.
new text end