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1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/17/2012 08:43am

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A bill for an act
relating to metropolitan government; providing for staggered, four-year terms
for members of the Metropolitan Council; providing for removal of members
under certain conditions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 473.123,
subdivision 2a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, 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. Each 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. The terms of members deleted text beginend with the term of the governor,deleted text endnew text begin are as follows:
members representing even-numbered districts for terms ending the first Monday in
January of the year ending in the numeral "7"; members representing odd-numbered
districts for 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 begin A member serves at the pleasure of the governor.deleted text end new text beginA member may be removed from office
by the appointing body or person for misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance in office,
upon written charges and after an opportunity to be heard in defense of the charges.
new 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. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for appointments made from districts
drawn in 2013 and thereafter.
new text end