1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/15/2010 11:31am
A bill for an act
relating to local government; authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes and
the Minnesota Historical Society to participate in joint powers agreements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 471.59, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 471.59, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
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, independent
nonprofit firefighting corporation, other political subdivision of this or another state,
another state, new text beginnew text endthe University of Minnesota, new text beginnew text end 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, 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.