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SF 303

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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A bill for an act
relating to local government; extending the municipal boundary adjustment
advisory task force; amending Laws 2006, chapter 270, article 2, section 1.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2006, chapter 270, article 2, section 1, is amended to read:


Section 1. MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT ADVISORY TASK
FORCE ESTABLISHED.

Subdivision 1.

Membership.

An advisory task force on municipal boundary
adjustments is established to study and make recommendations on what, if any, changes
should be made to the law governing municipal boundary adjustments. The task force
shall develop recommendations regarding best practices annexation training for city and
township officials to better communicate and jointly plan potential annexations. The task
force is comprised of the following members:

(1) two members of the senate, one appointed by the majority leader and one
appointed by the minority leader;

(2) two members of the house of representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the
house and one appointed by the minority leader;

(3) three representatives of city interests, appointed by the League of Minnesota
Cities in consultation with the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities, the Coalition
of Greater Minnesota Cities, and the Minnesota Association of Small Cities;

(4) three representatives of township interests, appointed by the Minnesota
Association of Townships; and

(5) one person appointed jointly by the senate majority leader and the speaker of the
house of representatives to serve as chair of the task force, selected based on knowledge
and experience in municipal boundary adjustment issues and who could serve without bias
towards either side of the issue of annexation.new text begin The chair must convene the first meeting of
the task force no later than August 1, 2007.
new text end

All appointing authoritiesnew text begin must make the appointments to the task force within 30 days of
the effective date of this section and
new text end shall provide for balance of geographic areas of the
state and city and town interests.

Subd. 2.

Report by January deleted text begin2007deleted text endnew text begin 2008new text end.

The task force shall report its
recommendations to the chairs and members of the house of representatives and senate
committees with jurisdiction over municipal boundary adjustments by January deleted text begin1deleted text endnew text begin 15new text end, deleted text begin2007deleted text endnew text begin
2008
new text end. The task force shall also provide a copy of its recommendations to the Legislative
Reference Library.

Subd. 3.

Funds available.

deleted text beginAny funds remaining in the committee budgets for the
house local government committee or the senate state and local government operations
committee as of the 2006 adjournment of the legislature will be available to
deleted text endnew text begin The
appropriate committees of the house of representatives and the senate with jurisdiction
over local boundary adjustment matters shall
new text end paynew text begin in equal shares from their respective
committee budgets
new text end for the administrative expenses of the task force, including per diems
and expenses of membersnew text begin, preparation of the report,new text end and the services of a facilitator from
the management analysis division of the Department of Administration.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
The Municipal Boundary Adjustment Advisory Task Force expires on June 30, 2008.
new text end