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SF 457

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

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A bill for an act
relating to elections; providing for establishment of single-member school board
election districts in Independent School District No. 271, Bloomington.

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

Section 1. new text beginBLOOMINGTON SCHOOL ELECTION DISTRICTS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Election. new text end

new text begin The school board of Independent School District No. 271,
Bloomington, must divide the school district into four single-member election districts,
from which one board member each must be elected. Three additional members must
be elected at large.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Election district boundaries. new text end

new text begin Each election district must be as equal in
population as practicable and must be composed of compact, contiguous territory. The
district may use the most recent federal decennial census figures available or may conduct a
special census for this purpose. The board must designate each election district by number.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Board elections. new text end

new text begin The board must specify the election districts from which
vacancies shall be filled as they occur until four board members represent an election
district. A candidate for school board in a subsequent election must file an affidavit of
candidacy to be elected as a school board member for the election district in which the
candidate resides, unless the candidate is filing for one of the at-large seats. Each board
member who files for election from an election district must be a resident of that district
but the creation of an election district or a change in election district boundaries does not
disqualify a board member from serving for the remainder of a term.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginLOCAL APPROVAL.
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new text begin Section 1 is effective the day after the governing body of Independent School
District No. 271, Bloomington, and its chief clerical officer comply with Minnesota
Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3. If local approval has not been completed
by July 1, 2010, the governing body shall submit the question of approval to the voters of
the school district at the 2010 general election. The question submitted must be: "Shall
Independent School District No. 271, Bloomington, be divided into four election districts,
from which one member each must be elected, with three additional members elected at
large?" If approved by a majority of the voters voting on the question, section 1 is effective
the day after the canvassing board certifies the result of the election. The redistricting plan
is effective for school district elections in 2013 and thereafter.
new text end