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SF 3298

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/07/2020 02:40pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to local government; modifying the deadline for appointments of
commission members; permitting reappointments; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, section 410.05, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 410.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Commission members; terms, vacancies.

Charter commission members shall
hold office for the term of four years, and until their successors are appointed and qualify,
except that of members initially appointed after July 1, 1967, eight shall be appointed for
two-year terms and seven for four-year terms. Vacancies in the commission shall be filled
by appointment of the chief judge for the unexpired terms. Upon the expiration of each
term, the chief judge shall appoint new new text beginor reappoint existing new text endcommission membersnew text begin within
60 days
new text end. deleted text beginIf the chief judge fails to appoint new commission members within 30 days then
thereafter the governing body of the city shall, appoint new commission members, unless
within the 30-day period the chief judge indicates in writing to the governing body an
intention to appoint new members, in which case the chief judge shall have an additional
60 days within which to make the appointment.
deleted text end Appointments shall be made by order filed
with the court administrator of the district court. An appointee who neglects to file with the
court administrator within 30 days a written acceptance and oath of office shall be deemed
to have declined the appointment and the place shall be filled as though the appointee had
resigned. The charter commission, within 30 days after the initial appointment of the
commission, shall make rules, including quorum requirements, with reference to its operations
and procedures. The commission shall submit to the chief judge of the district court, on or
before December 31 of each year, an annual report outlining its activities and
accomplishments for the preceding calendar year. The commission shall forward a copy of
the report to the clerk of the city. Any member may be removed at any time from office,
by written order of the district court, the reason for such removal being stated in the order.
When any member has failed to perform the duties of office and has failed to attend four
consecutive meetings without being excused by the commission, the secretary of the charter
commission shall file a certificate with the court setting forth those facts and the district
court shall thereupon make its order of removal and the chief judge shall fill the vacancy
created thereby.