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SF 618

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/28/2019 04:30pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to the Metropolitan Council; modifying governance of the Metropolitan
Council; eliminating the Transportation Advisory Board; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 473.123, subdivision 2a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 473.123, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Terms.

Following each apportionment of council districts, as provided under
subdivision 3a, council members must be appointed from newly drawn districts as provided
in subdivision 3a. Each council member, other than the chair, must reside in the council
district represented. Each council district must be represented by one member of the council.
deleted text begin The terms of members end with the term of the governor, except that all terms expire on
the effective date of the next apportionment.
deleted text end A member serves at the pleasure of the governor. new text begin
The terms of members are staggered as follows: members representing an odd-numbered
district have terms ending the first Monday in January 2021 and members representing an
even-numbered district have terms ending the first Monday in January 2023. Thereafter,
the term of each member is four years, with terms ending the first Monday in January, except
that all terms expire on the effective date of the next apportionment. A member's position
on the Metropolitan Council becomes vacant if the member ceases to be a local elected
official or as provided in chapter 351, and any vacancy must be filled as soon as practicable
for the unexpired term in the same manner as the initial appointment.
new text endA member shall
continue to serve the member's district until a successor is appointed and qualified; except
that, following each apportionment, the member shall continue to serve at large until the
governor appoints 16 council members, one from each of the newly drawn council districts
as provided under subdivision 3a, to serve terms as provided under this section. The
appointment to the council must be made by the first Monday in March of the year in which
the term ends.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION; TRANSITION. new text end

new text begin (a) This section is effective
for appointments made on or after January 1, 2020, and applies in the counties of Anoka,
Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each member serving on the Metropolitan Council on the effective date of this section
shall continue to serve until the member's successor is appointed and qualified. Thereafter,
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 473.123, subdivision 3a, the term of each member is
four years, with terms ending the first Monday in January.
new text end