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SF 38

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/24/2017 08:42am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to metropolitan government; providing for staggered terms of Metropolitan
Council members; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.123, subdivision
2a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.123, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Terms.

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 governordeleted text endnew text begin are staggered as follows: members
representing even-numbered districts have terms ending the first Monday in January of the
year ending in the numeral "7"; and members representing odd-numbered districts have
terms ending the first Monday in January of the year ending in the numeral "5." Thereafter
the term of each member is four years, with terms ending the first Monday in January
new text end, except
that all terms expire on the effective date of the next apportionment. deleted text beginA 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.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS; IMMEDIATE
TRANSITION TO STAGGERED TERMS.
new text end

new text begin For members serving on the Metropolitan Council on the effective date of this section,
members representing even-numbered districts shall serve terms ending the first Monday
in January 2018, and members representing odd-numbered districts shall serve terms ending
the first Monday in January 2016. Thereafter the term of each member is four years, with
terms ending the first Monday in January.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end