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HF 2956

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 06/02/2016 08:46am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to local government; amending the membership of the Dakota County
Community Development Agency; amending laws relating to the Washington
County Housing and Redevelopment Agency; creating the Washington County
Community Development Agency; deleting obsolete language; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 383D.41, subdivision 5; Laws 1974, chapter
475, sections 1, as amended; 2, as amended; 3, as amended; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2014, section 383D.412.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 383D.41, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Membership, terms, conditions.

new text begin(a) new text endThe authority shall consist of
seven commissioners who, except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, shall serve
three-year terms, which shall begin on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in
January of the first year of the term. A commissioner shall also serve after the expiration
of a term until a successor is appointed and qualified.

deleted text begin The terms of office of persons who are commissioners of the housing and
redevelopment authority on July 20, 1993, shall continue in accordance with the terms of
their appointments, except that their appointments shall end on the first Tuesday following
the first Monday in January of the year following the original termination date of their
terms. Following July 20, 1993, two commissioners shall be appointed who shall reside in
the fourth and sixth county commissioner districts, respectively. Those commissioners
shall be appointed for a term commencing on the date of their appointment and ending on
the first Tuesday following the first Monday in January 1996.
deleted text end

new text begin (b) new text endEach commissioner appointed deleted text beginfollowing the date on which this subdivision takes
effect
deleted text endnew text begin, except a commissioner appointed pursuant to paragraph (c), new text endshall be a resident of
and shall represent the same county commissioner district as the commissioner who is
replaced. A commissioner who ceases to maintain a principal residence in the district
from which appointed shall cease to serve as a commissioner. A vacancy is created in
the membership of the authority for a county commissioner district whenever the county
commissioner for that district ends county board membership.

new text begin (c) If required by Code of Federal Regulations, title 24, part 964, the commission
may include an eighth member that serves as an at-large commissioner. An at-large
commissioner must be appointed in accordance with the requirements of Code of Federal
Regulations, title 24, part 964. The at-large commissioner shall serve a three-year term,
which shall begin on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in January of the first
year of the term. An at-large commissioner shall also serve after the expiration of a term
until a successor is appointed and qualified. The at-large commissioner may only take part
in decisions related to the administration, operation, and management of federal public
housing programs and Section 8 tenant-based rental assistance programs.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Laws 1974, chapter 475, section 1, as amended by Laws 2012, chapter 199,
section 3, is amended to read:


Section 1. WASHINGTON COUNTY; deleted text beginHOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT
AUTHORITY
deleted text endnew text begin COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCYnew text end.

There is created in Washington County a public body corporate and politic, to be
known as the Washington County deleted text beginHousing and Redevelopment Authoritydeleted text endnew text begin Community
Development Agency
new text end, having all the powers and duties of a county authority under the
provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.001 to 469.047, and all powers of a county
housing and redevelopment authority under any other provisions of Minnesota lawdeleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text endMinnesota Statutes, sections 469.001 to 469.047new text begin, and 469.090 to 469.1081,new text end apply to the
county of Washington. new text beginFor purposes of applying Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.090 to
469.1081, to Washington County, notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 469.090,
subdivision 3, "city" means county and "city council" means county board.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Laws 1974, chapter 475, section 2, as amended by Laws 1999, chapter 89,
section 1, and Laws 2012, chapter 199, section 4, is amended to read:


Sec. 2. APPLICATION.

Subdivision 1.

new text begin Jurisdiction. new text end

This act shall not limit or restrict any existing housing
and redevelopment authoritynew text begin or city economic development authoritynew text end. The jurisdiction
and area of operation of the Washington County deleted text beginHousing and Redevelopment Authority
deleted text endnew text beginCommunity Development Agencynew text end includes all of the area within the territorial boundaries
of the county and includes the areas within the boundaries of every city in the county
and the deleted text beginareadeleted text endnew text begin areasnew text end of operation of city housing and redevelopment authorities new text beginand city
economic development authorities
new text endin the county, whenever created, and notwithstanding
any provision of Minnesota Statutes, section 469.005, subdivision 1, or 469.008, subject,
however, to section 3. The jurisdiction and area of operation of the Washington County
deleted text beginHousing and Redevelopment Authoritydeleted text endnew text begin Community Development Agencynew text end is not affected
by any concurrence by the Washington County deleted text beginHousing and Redevelopment Authority
deleted text endnew text beginCommunity Development Agencynew text end under Minnesota Statutes, section 469.004, subdivision
5
.

Subd. 2.

new text begin Request to handle housing duties. new text end

A municipal housing and
redevelopment authority may request the Washington County deleted text beginhousing and redevelopment
authority
deleted text endnew text begin Community Development Agencynew text end to handle the housing duties of the authority
and, in such an event, the Washington County deleted text beginhousing and redevelopment authority
deleted text endnew text beginCommunity Development Agencynew text end shall act and have exclusive jurisdiction for housing in
the municipality pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Housing and Redevelopment
Act, Minnesota Statutes, sections deleted text begin462.411 to 462.711deleted text endnew text begin 469.001 to 469.047new text end, and acts
amendatory thereof. A transfer of duties relating to housing shall not transfer any duties
relating to redevelopment.

new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Request to handle economic development, housing, or redevelopment
duties.
new text end

new text begin The governing body of a statutory or home rule charter city or township with an
existing municipal economic development authority may request the Washington County
Community Development Agency to handle the economic development, housing, or
redevelopment duties of the authority and, in such an event, the Washington County
Community Development Agency shall act and have exclusive jurisdiction for economic
development, housing, or redevelopment duties in the statutory or home rule charter city
or township pursuant to the provisions of the Economic Development Authorities Act,
Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.090 to 469.1081.
new text end

Subd. 3.

Three-year terms.

Notwithstanding any other law, at the expiration of
the term of the Washington County deleted text beginhousing and redevelopment authoritydeleted text endnew text begin Community
Development Agency
new text end commissioner from each commissioner district, the next and each
succeeding term is three years, and until a successor is appointed and qualified.

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Washington County Community Development Agency. new text end

new text begin (a) The
Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority shall be known as the
Washington County Community Development Agency. In addition to the other powers
granted in this section, the Washington County Community Development Agency has the
powers of an economic development authority under Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.090
to 469.1081, that are granted to the agency by resolution adopted by the Washington
County Board of Commissioners, except as provided in paragraph (b). The enabling
resolution may impose the limits upon the actions of the agency that are listed in paragraph
(c). The agency may exercise any of the powers granted to it under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 469.001 to 469.047, and any of the powers of an economic development authority
granted to it by the Washington County Board of Commissioners, for the purposes
described in this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Washington County Community Development Agency may not levy the
tax described in Minnesota Statutes, section 469.107, but, with the approval of the
Washington County Board of Commissioners, may increase its levy of the special tax
described in Minnesota Statutes, section 469.033, subdivision 6, to any higher limit
authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 469.107. The money in the housing and
redevelopment project fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 469.033, subdivision 6,
may be expended by the Washington County Community Development Agency for the
purposes of Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.001 to 469.047 or 469.090 to 469.1081.
new text end

new text begin (c) The enabling resolution described in paragraph (a) may impose the limits upon
the actions of the agency as may be imposed by a municipality under Minnesota Statutes,
section 469.092, except that the enabling resolution may not impose any limitations on the
agency's powers under Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.001 to 469.047.
new text end

new text begin (d) Minnesota Statutes, section 469.1082, does not apply to the county of Washington.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Offers of tax-forfeited lands. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any other law, Washington
County may offer to the Washington County Community Development Agency, under the
conditions and policies established by the county, nonconservation tax-forfeited land prior
to making the properties available to cities in Washington County.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Laws 1974, chapter 475, section 3, as amended by Laws 2012, chapter 199,
section 5, is amended to read:


Sec. 3. MUNICIPAL APPROVAL.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Housing and redevelopment projects. new text end

If any housing or
redevelopment project is undertaken in Washington County pursuant to this authorization,
and the project is within the boundaries of any statutory or home rule charter city or
township, the project and the location of the project shall be subject to approval by the
governing body of the city or township. The procedures in Minnesota Statutes, section
469.007, subdivision 2, shall apply to the governing body project and location approvals
required by this section.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Economic development projects. new text end

new text begin If any development district or economic
development project is undertaken in Washington County pursuant to this authorization,
and the project is within the boundaries of any statutory or home rule charter city or
township, the project shall be subject to the planning, zoning, sanitary, and building laws,
ordinances, and regulations applicable to the locality in which the project is situated.
Additionally, prior to the exercise of any powers under Minnesota Statutes, sections
469.090 to 469.1081, within the boundaries of the statutory or home rule charter city
or township with respect to a proposed development district or economic development
project, or proposed development district or economic development project site, the
development district or economic development project and the location of the project must
be authorized by resolution of the governing body of the statutory or home rule charter
city or township with respect to each identified parcel of property, unless the statutory or
home rule charter city or township has authorized the Washington County Community
Development Agency to exercise exclusive jurisdiction for economic development duties
pursuant to section 3, subdivision 2a.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginINITIAL TERM OF DAKOTA COUNTY COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT AGENCY AT-LARGE MEMBER.
new text end

new text begin (a) The initial term of an at-large commissioner appointed to the Dakota County
Development Agency pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 383D.41, subdivision 5,
paragraph (c), may begin prior to the first Monday in January of 2017 if a commissioner is
appointed and qualified. The term shall end on the first Monday in January of 2020.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section expires January 15, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 383D.412, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin (a) Sections 1, 5, and 6 are effective the day after the governing body of Dakota
County and its chief clerical officer timely complete their compliance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end

new text begin (b) Sections 2, 3, and 4 are effective the day after the governing body of Washington
County and its chief clerical officer timely complete their compliance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end