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SF 1088

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 03:02pm

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; providing for staggered terms; 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. deleted text beginEach 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 end The terms of members deleted text beginend with the term of the governordeleted text endnew text begin are staggered as follows: members
representing an odd-numbered district have terms ending the first Monday in January of
the year ending in the numeral "1" and members representing an even-numbered district
have terms ending the first Monday in January of the year ending in the numeral "3."
Thereafter, the term of each member is four years, with terms ending the first Monday in
January
new text end, except that all terms expire on the effective date of the next apportionment. deleted text beginA
member serves at the pleasure of the governor.
deleted text end A 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