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SF 1755

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; authorizing certain charitable organizations to
participate in joint powers agreements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006,
section 471.59, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 471.59, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.


Two 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. The term "governmental
unit" as used in this section includes every city, county, town, school district, other
political subdivision of this or another state, another state, the University of Minnesota,
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 training and habilitation services licensed under sections
245B.01 to 245B.08, new text begina charitable organization defined in section 309.50, subdivision 4,
that is registered with the attorney general as required under section 309.52, subdivision
new text endand 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.