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HF 33

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/24/2019 03:53pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to local government; including service cooperatives in the definition of
governmental units for purposes of joint powers; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, section 471.59, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 471.59, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.


new text begin(a) new text endTwo or more governmental units, by agreement entered
into through action of their governing bodies, may jointly or cooperatively exercise any
power common to the contracting parties or any similar powers, including those which are
the same except for the territorial limits within which they may be exercised. The agreement
may provide for the exercise of such powers by one or more of the participating governmental
units on behalf of the other participating units.

new text begin (b)new text end The term "governmental unit" as used in this section includes every city, county,
town, school district, new text beginservice cooperative under section 123A.21, new text endindependent nonprofit
firefighting corporation, other political subdivision of this or another state, another state,
federally recognized Indian tribe, the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical
Society, nonprofit hospitals licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.56, rehabilitation facilities
and extended employment providers that are certified by the commissioner of employment
and economic development, day and supported employment services licensed under chapter
245D, and any agency of the state of Minnesota or the United States, and includes any
instrumentality of a governmental unit. For the purpose of this section, an instrumentality
of a governmental unit means an instrumentality having independent policy-making and
appropriating authority.