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SF 2259

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 11:36pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to local government; authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to
participate in joint powers agreements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008,
section 471.59, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, 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, independent nonprofit firefighting corporation, other political subdivision of
this or another state, another state, new text beginfederally recognized Indian tribe, new text endthe 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, 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.