as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to the Metropolitan Airports Commission; 1.3 requiring confirmation of members; increasing the 1.4 duties and compensation range of its chair; amending 1.5 Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 473.604, subdivision 1.6 1; 473.606, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2003 1.7 Supplement, section 15A.0815, subdivision 3; repealing 1.8 Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 15A.0815, subdivision 1.9 4. 1.10 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.11 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 1.12 15A.0815, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 1.13 Subd. 3. [GROUP II SALARY LIMITS.] The salaries for 1.14 positions in this subdivision may not exceed 85 percent of the 1.15 salary of the governor: 1.16 Executive director of Gambling Control Board; 1.17 Commissioner, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation 1.18 Board; 1.19 Commissioner, Bureau of Mediation Services; 1.20 Ombudsman for Mental Health and Retardation; 1.21 Chair, Metropolitan Airports Commission; 1.22 Chair, Metropolitan Council; 1.23 Executive director of pari-mutuel racing; 1.24 Executive director, Public Employees Retirement 1.25 Association; 1.26 Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission; 1.27 Executive director, State Retirement System; and 2.1 Executive director, Teachers Retirement Association. 2.2 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 473.604, 2.3 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 2.4 Subdivision 1. [COMPOSITION.] (a) The commission consists 2.5 of: 2.6 (1) the mayor of each of the cities, or a qualified voter 2.7 appointed by the mayor, for the term of office as mayor; 2.8 (2) eight members, appointed by the governor from each of 2.9 the following agency districts: 2.10 (i) district A, consisting of council districts 1 and 2; 2.11 (ii) district B, consisting of council districts 3 and 4; 2.12 (iii) district C, consisting of council districts 5 and 6; 2.13 (iv) district D, consisting of council districts 7 and 8; 2.14 (v) district E, consisting of council districts 9 and 10; 2.15 (vi) district F, consisting of council districts 11 and 12; 2.16 (vii) district G, consisting of council districts 13 and 2.17 14; and 2.18 (viii) district H, consisting of council districts 15 and 2.19 16. 2.20 Each member shall be a resident of the district represented. 2.21 Before making an appointment, the governor shall consult with 2.22 each member of the legislature from the district for which the 2.23 member is to be appointed, to solicit the legislator's 2.24 recommendation on the appointment; 2.25 (3) four members appointed by the governor from outside of 2.26 the metropolitan area to reflect fairly the various regions and 2.27 interests throughout the state that are affected by the 2.28 operation of the commission's major airport and airport system. 2.29 Two of these members must be residents of statutory or home rule 2.30 charter cities, towns, or counties containing an airport 2.31 designated by the commissioner of transportation as a key 2.32 airport. The other two must be residents of statutory or home 2.33 rule charter cities, towns, or counties containing an airport 2.34 designated by the commissioner of transportation as an 2.35 intermediate airport. The members must be appointed by the 2.36 governor as follows: one for a term of one year, one for a term 3.1 of two years, one for a term of three years, and one for a term 3.2 of four years. All of the terms start on July 1, 1989. The 3.3 successors of each member must be appointed to four-year terms 3.4 commencing on the first Monday in January of each fourth year 3.5 after the expiration of the original term. Before making an 3.6 appointment, the governor shall consult each member of the 3.7 legislature representing the municipality or county from which 3.8 the member is to be appointed, to solicit the legislator's 3.9 recommendation on the appointment; and 3.10 (4) a chair appointed by the governor for a term of four 3.11 years. The chair may be removed at the pleasure of the governor. 3.12 (b) Appointments to the commission by the governor are 3.13 subject to the advice and consent of the senate as provided in 3.14 section 15.066. 3.15 Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 473.606, 3.16 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 3.17 Subd. 2. [CHAIRS, SECRETARY.] (a) The chair, vice-chair, 3.18 and secretary shall have such powers and perform such duties as 3.19 may be given or imposed upon them by sections 473.601 to 3.20 473.679, or by the bylaws of the corporation. 3.21 (b) Among the chair's duties are specifically to: 3.22 (1) if present, preside at meetings of the commission; 3.23 (2) have the primary responsibility for meeting with local 3.24 elected officials; 3.25 (3) serve as the principal legislative liaison; 3.26 (4) present to the governor and the legislature, after 3.27 commission approval, the commission's plans for its operations; 3.28 and 3.29 (5) serve as the principal spokesperson of the commission. 3.30 Sec. 4. [REPEALER.] 3.31 Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 15A.0815, subdivision 4, 3.32 is repealed. 3.33 Sec. 5. [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 3.34 Sections 1, 3, and 4 are effective the day after their 3.35 final enactment. Section 2 is effective the day after its final 3.36 enactment and applies to appointments made on or after that date.