1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/20/2012 05:54pm
|Introduction||Posted on 02/20/2012|
|1st Engrossment||Posted on 03/20/2012|
A bill for an act
relating to metropolitan government; providing for staggered, four-year terms
for members of the Metropolitan Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010,
section 473.123, subdivision 2a.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 473.123, subdivision 2a, is amended to
Following each apportionment of council districts, as provided
under subdivision 3a, council members must be appointed from newly drawn districts as
provided in subdivision 3a. deleted text beginEach council member, other than the chair, must reside in the
council district represented. Each council district must be represented by one member
of the council.deleted text end The terms of members deleted text beginend with the term of the governor,deleted text endnew text beginnew text end except that all terms expire on the effective date of the next apportionment.
deleted text begin A member serves at the pleasure of the governor.deleted text end A member shall continue to serve the
member's district until a successor is appointed and qualified; except that, following each
apportionment, the member shall continue to serve at large until the governor appoints 16
council members, one from each of the newly drawn council districts as provided under
subdivision 3a, to serve terms as provided under this section. The appointment to the
council must be made by the first Monday in March of the year in which the term ends.
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