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HF 796

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/07/2013 03:25pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/21/2013
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/07/2013

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A bill for an act
relating to metropolitan government; providing a process for joint governance of
certain entertainment facilities in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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

Section 1. new text beginMINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL; ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES
COORDINATION.
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new text begin (a) On or before January 1, 2015, the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis shall establish
a joint governing structure to coordinate and provide for joint marketing, promotion, and
scheduling of conventions and events at the Target Center and Xcel Energy Center.
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new text begin (b) On or before February 1, 2014, the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and
representatives from the primary professional sports team tenant of each facility, shall also
study and report to the legislature on creating a joint governing structure to provide for
joint administration, financing, and operations of the facilities and the possible effects of
joint governance on the finances of each facility and each city. The study under this
paragraph must:
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new text begin (1) examine the current finances of each facility, including past and projected costs
and revenues; projected capital improvements; and the current and projected impact
of each facility on the city's general fund;
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new text begin (2) determine the impacts of joint governance on the future finances of each facility
and city;
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new text begin (3) examine the inclusion of other entertainment venues in the joint governance, and
the impact the inclusion of those facilities would have on all the facilities within the joint
governing structure and the cities in which they are located; and
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new text begin (4) consider the amount of city, regional, and state funding, if any, that would be
required to fund and operate the facilities under a joint governing structure.
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new text begin (c) In considering joint governing structures under paragraph (b), the study shall
specifically consider the feasibility of joining the Target Center and the Xcel Energy
Center, and possibly other venues, to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority under
Minnesota Statutes, section 473J.08.
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new text begin (d) Representatives of the cities and the primary professional sports team tenants
of each facility shall meet within 30 days of the effective date of this section to begin
implementation of this section.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
upon compliance with the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions
2 and 3, by the governing bodies of the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis and their chief
clerical officers, and provided that, notwithstanding the time limits under Minnesota
Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3, the certificates of approval are filed with the
secretary of state within 30 days after enactment of this act.
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