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HF 267

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to local government; extending the municipal boundary adjustment
advisory task force; amending Laws 2006, chapter 270, article 2, section 1.


Section 1.

Laws 2006, chapter 270, article 2, section 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.


An advisory task force on municipal boundary
adjustments is established to study and make recommendations on what, if any, changes
should be made to the law governing municipal boundary adjustments. The task force
shall develop recommendations regarding best practices annexation training for city and
township officials to better communicate and jointly plan potential annexations. The task
force is comprised of the following members:

(1) two members of the senate, one appointed by the majority leader and one
appointed by the minority leader;

(2) two members of the house of representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the
house and one appointed by the minority leader;

(3) three representatives of city interests, appointed by the League of Minnesota
Cities in consultation with the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities, the Coalition
of Greater Minnesota Cities, and the Minnesota Association of Small Cities;

(4) three representatives of township interests, appointed by the Minnesota
Association of Townships; and

(5) one person appointed jointly by the senate majority leader and the speaker of the
house of representatives to serve as chair of the task force, selected based on knowledge
and experience in municipal boundary adjustment issues and who could serve without bias
towards either side of the issue of annexation.

All appointing authorities shall provide for balance of geographic areas of the state and
city and town interests.

Subd. 2.

Report by January deleted text begin2007deleted text endnew text begin 2008new text end.

The task force shall report its
recommendations to the chairs and members of the house of representatives and senate
committees with jurisdiction over municipal boundary adjustments by January 1, deleted text begin2007deleted text endnew text begin
new text end. The task force shall also provide a copy of its recommendations to the Legislative
Reference Library.

Subd. 3.

Funds available.

deleted text beginAny funds remaining in the committee budgets fordeleted text end The
house local government new text beginand metropolitan affairs new text endcommittee deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin andnew text end the senate state and
local government operations committee deleted text beginas of the 2006 adjournment of the legislature will
be available to
deleted text endnew text begin shallnew text end pay new text beginin equal shares from their respective committee budgets new text endfor the
administrative expenses of the task force, including per diems and expenses of members
and the services of a facilitator from the management analysis division of the Department
of Administration.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end