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HF 1347

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:48am

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

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Introduction Posted on 03/04/2009

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A bill for an act
relating to local government; authorizing governing bodies of counties and home
rule charter and statutory cities to reduce their salaries; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2008, sections 375.055, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 412.111;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 410.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 375.055, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Fixed by county board.

The county commissioners in all counties,
except Hennepin and Ramsey, shall receive as compensation for services rendered by
them for their respective counties, annual salaries and in addition may receive per diem
payments and reimbursement for necessary expenses in performing the duties of the office
as set by resolution of the county board. The salary and schedule of per diem payments
shall not be effective until January 1 of the next year. The resolution shall contain a
statement of the new salary on an annual basis. The board may establish a schedule of per
diem payments for service by individual county commissioners on any board, committee,
or commission of county government including committees of the board, or for the
performance of services by individual county commissioners when required by law. In
addition to its publication in the official newspaper of the county as part of the proceedings
of the meeting of the county board, the resolution setting the salary and schedule of per
diem payments shall be published in one other newspaper of the county, if there is one
located in a different municipality in the county than the official newspaper. The salary of
a county commissioner or the schedule of per diem payments shall not change except in
accordance with this subdivisionnew text begin or subdivision 9new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 375.055, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Reduce salary. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding subdivision 1, the county commissioners
of a county, including Hennepin and Ramsey Counties, may by resolution reduce the
salary and per diem payments of its members to take effect immediately upon adoption of
the resolution, or at a later date as specified in the resolution.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [410.34] REDUCE SALARY.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding a charter provision to the contrary, the city council of a home rule
charter city may by resolution reduce the salary and per diem payments of its members to
take effect immediately upon adoption of the resolution, or at a later date as specified in
the resolution.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 412.111, is amended to read:


412.111 DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS.

The council may create departments and advisory boards and appoint officers,
employees, and agents for the city as deemed necessary for the proper management and
operation of city affairs. The council may prescribe the duties and fix the compensation
of all officers, both appointive and elective, employees, and agents, when not otherwise
prescribed by law. new text begin The council may by resolution reduce the salary and expense payments
of its members to take effect immediately upon adoption of the resolution, or at a later
date as specified in the resolution.
new text endThe council may require any officer or employee to
furnish a bond conditioned for the faithful exercise of duties and the proper application of,
and payment upon demand of, all moneys officially received. Unless otherwise prescribed
by law, the amount of the bonds shall be fixed by the council. The bonds furnished by
the clerk and treasurer shall be corporate surety bonds. The council may provide for the
payment from city funds of the premium on the official bond of any officer or employee of
the city. The council may, except as otherwise provided, remove any appointive officer or
employee when in its judgment the public welfare will be promoted by the removal. This
provision does not modify the laws relating to veterans preference or to members of a city
police or fire civil service commission or public utilities commission.

Sec. 5. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 to 4 are effective the day following final enactment.
new text end