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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                        CHAPTER 326--H.F.No. 657
           An act relating to public services; authorizing the 
          commissioner to expend money for railroad acquisition 
          by a regional railroad authority; changing the tax 
          paid on aviation gasoline; modifying requirements for 
          compliance with standards for zoning ordinances for 
          municipal airports; modifying the regional railroad 
          authority act to allow municipalities to form regional 
          railroad authorities; allowing the expenditure of 
          certain state funds for railroad improvement and 
          acquisition; providing an aircraft base price for 
          taxation purposes; authorizing Washington county 
          library bonds; providing for a plan for the Anoka 
          county-Blaine airport; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1982, sections 161.125, subdivision 1; 222.50, 
          subdivision 7; 296.02, subdivision 2; 360.063, 
          subdivisions 3, 4, and 6; 360.065, subdivision 2; 
          360.066, subdivision 1; 360.067, subdivision 1; 
          360.531, subdivision 4; 398A.02; 398A.03; 398A.04, 
          subdivisions 8 and 9; 398A.07, subdivision 2; and Laws 
          1980, chapter 610, section 1, as amended. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 161.125, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  The commissioner of transportation shall, 
in accordance with the department's program, implement sound 
abatement measures within or along the perimeter of any 
interstate or trunk highway within incorporated areas located 
within the metropolitan area or any municipality whenever the 
noise level attributable to vehicular traffic at the abutting 
residential property line is in excess of the federal noise 
standards.  The commissioner shall utilize federal matching 
funds available for constructing and maintaining sound abatement 
measures.  No standard adopted by any state agency for limiting 
levels of noise in terms of sound pressure in the outdoor 
atmosphere shall apply to any interstate highway, or to any 
trunk highway segment constructed or reconstructed with federal 
interstate substitution funds, provided that all reasonable 
mitigating measures are used to abate noise. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 222.50, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  The commissioner may expend money from the rail 
service improvement account for the following purposes: 
    (a) To pay interest adjustments on loans guaranteed under 
the state rail user loan guarantee program; 
    (b) To pay a portion of the costs of capital improvement 
projects designed to improve rail service including construction 
or improvement of short segments of rail line such as side 
track, team track and connections between existing lines, and 
construction and improvement of loading, unloading, storage and 
transfer facilities of a rail user; 
    (c) To acquire, maintain, manage and dispose of railroad 
right-of-way pursuant to subdivision 8 and the state rail bank 
program; 
    (d) To provide for aerial photography survey of proposed 
and abandoned railroad tracks for the purpose of recording and 
reestablishing by analytical triangulation the existing 
alignment of the inplace track;  
    (e) To pay a portion of the costs of acquiring a rail line 
by a regional railroad authority established pursuant to chapter 
398A. 
    All money derived by the commissioner from the disposition 
of railroad right-of-way or of any other property acquired 
pursuant to sections 222.46 to 222.62 shall be deposited in the 
state rail bank service improvement account. 
     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 296.02, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [GASOLINE TAX IMPOSED FOR AVIATION USE.] Subject 
to the provisions of section 296.18, subdivision 4, there is 
hereby imposed an excise tax, at the same rate per gallon as the 
gasoline excise tax, of five cents per gallon on all aviation 
gasoline received, sold, stored, or withdrawn from storage in 
this state.  This tax shall be payable at the times, in the 
manner, and by persons specified in sections 296.01 to 296.27. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 360.063, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [JOINT AIRPORT ZONING BOARD.] (1) Where an 
airport is owned or controlled by a municipality and any an 
airport hazard area appertaining to such the airport is located 
within the territorial limits of another county or municipality, 
the municipality owning or controlling the airport may request 
any a county or municipality in which an airport hazard area is 
located: 
    (a) To adopt and enforce airport zoning regulations for the 
area in question that conform to minimum standards prescribed by 
the commissioner pursuant to subdivision 4; or 
    (b) To join in creating a joint airport zoning board 
pursuant to clause (2).  The owning or controlling municipality 
shall determine which of these actions it shall request, except 
as provided in clause (5) for the metropolitan airports 
commission.  The request shall be made by certified mail to the 
governing body of each county and municipality in which an 
airport hazard area is located. 
    (2) Where an airport is owned or controlled by a 
municipality and any an airport hazard area appertaining to such 
the airport is located within the territorial limits of another 
county or municipality, the municipality owning or controlling 
the airport and the county or other municipality within which 
the airport hazard area is located may, by ordinance or 
resolution duly adopted, create a joint airport zoning board, 
which board shall have the same power to adopt, administer, and 
enforce airport zoning regulations applicable to the airport 
hazard area in question as that vested by subdivision 1 in the 
municipality within which such the area is located.  Each such A 
joint board shall have as members two representatives appointed 
by the municipality owning or controlling the airport and two 
from the county or municipality, or in case more than one county 
or municipality is involved two from each county or 
municipality, in which the airport hazard is located, and in 
addition a chairman elected by a majority of the members so 
appointed.  All members shall serve at the pleasure of their 
respective appointing authority.  Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law to the contrary, if the owning and controlling 
municipality is a city of the first class it shall appoint four 
members to the board, and the chairman of the board shall be 
elected from the membership of the board.  
    (3) If any a county or municipality, within 60 days of 
receiving a request from an owning or controlling municipality 
pursuant to clause (1), fails to adopt, or thereafter fails to 
enforce, such the zoning regulations or fails to join in 
creating a joint airport zoning board, the owning or controlling 
municipality, or a joint airport zoning board created without 
participation by the subdivisions which fail to join the board, 
may itself adopt, administer, and enforce airport zoning 
regulations for the airport hazard area in question.  In the 
event of conflict between such the regulations and any airport 
zoning regulations adopted by the county or municipality within 
which the airport hazard area is located, the regulations of the 
municipality owning or controlling the airport or the joint 
zoning board shall govern and prevail section 360.064, 
subdivision 2, applies. 
    (4) "Owning or controlling municipality," as used in this 
subdivision, includes: 
    (a) A joint airport operating board created pursuant to 
section 360.042 that has been granted all the powers of a 
municipality in zoning matters under the agreement creating the 
board; 
    (b) A joint airport operating board created pursuant to 
section 360.042 that has not been granted zoning powers under 
the agreement creating the board, provided that such a the board 
shall not itself adopt zoning regulations nor shall any a joint 
airport zoning board created at its request adopt zoning 
regulations unless all municipalities that created the joint 
operating board join to create the joint zoning board; and 
    (c) The metropolitan airports commission established and 
operated pursuant to chapter 473. 
    (5) The metropolitan airports commission shall request 
creation of one joint airport zoning board for each airport 
operated under its authority. 
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 360.063, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [AIRPORT APPROACH.] The commissioner may 
recommend an airport approach plan for each publicly owned 
airport in the state and for each privately owned airport of the 
publicly owned class and from time to time recommend revisions 
of any such the plan.  Each such A plan shall indicate the 
circumstances in which structures or trees are or would be 
airport hazards, the airport hazard area, and what measures 
should be taken to eliminate airport hazards.  He The 
commissioner shall prescribe minimum airport approach and 
turning standards for airports of various classes, and all 
airport zoning regulations adopted by any a municipality, 
county, or joint airport zoning board shall conform to such 
minimum the standards, except as provided in sections 360.065 
and 360.066. 
    Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 360.063, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [PROCEDURE WHEN ZONING BOARD FAILS TO ACT.] If 
any a municipality, county, or joint airport zoning board fails 
to adopt within a reasonable time airport zoning regulations in 
accordance with the provisions of sections 360.011 to 360.076, 
or adopts regulations or amendments which do not conform to the 
minimum standard prescribed by the commissioner, he the 
commissioner may, for the protection of the public safety, adopt 
or supplement and from time to time as may be necessary amend, 
supplement, or repeal such the regulations for such the 
municipality or county until airport zoning regulations provided 
for in sections 360.011 to 360.076, are adopted by such the 
municipality, county, or joint airport zoning board.  He The 
commissioner shall have the same powers with reference to such 
the airport zoning regulations as are granted in sections 
360.011 to 360.076, to municipalities, administrative boards, 
and boards of adjustment.  Any An action of the commissioner 
taken under this subdivision shall be is subject to review by 
the courts as provided in section 360.072. 
    Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 360.065, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [REGULATIONS SUBMITTED TO COMMISSIONER.] Prior to 
adopting any zoning regulations for any an airport hazard area 
under sections 360.011 to 360.076, the municipality, county, or 
joint airport zoning board which is to adopt the regulations 
shall submit its proposed regulations to the commissioner in 
order that he the commissioner may determine whether it conforms 
to the minimum standards prescribed by him.  He The commissioner 
shall immediately examine such the proposed regulations and 
report to the municipality, county, or joint airport zoning 
board his approval, or his objections, if any.  If any 
objections are made by him on the ground that such the 
regulations do not conform to the minimum standards prescribed 
by him for the class of airport involved, the municipality, 
county, or joint zoning board shall make such amendments as are 
necessary to meet such the objections unless it demonstrates 
that the social and economic costs of restricting land uses in 
accordance with the standards outweigh the benefits of a strict 
application of the standards.  The governing body of the 
municipality or county or the joint airport zoning board shall 
not adopt the regulations or take other action until the 
proposed regulations are approved by the commissioner as 
conforming to such minimum standards.  The commissioner may 
approve local zoning ordinances that are more stringent than the 
standards.  A copy of such the regulations as adopted shall be 
filed with the county recorder in each county in which such the 
zoned area is located. 
    Substantive rights existing prior to the passage of this 
subdivision and heretofore previously exercised shall are not 
be affected by the filing of such the regulations. 
    Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 360.066, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [REASONABLENESS.] All minimum Standards of 
the commissioner defining airport hazard areas and the 
categories of uses permitted therein and all airport zoning 
regulations adopted under sections 360.011 to 360.076, shall be 
reasonable, and none shall impose any a requirement or 
restriction which is not reasonably necessary to effectuate the 
purposes of sections 360.011 to 360.076.  In determining what 
minimum standards and airport zoning regulations may be adopted, 
the commissioner and any a local airport zoning authority shall 
consider, among other things, the character of the flying 
operations expected to be conducted at the airport, the location 
of the airport, the nature of the terrain within the airport 
hazard area, the existing land uses and character of the 
neighborhood around the airport, and the uses to which the 
property to be zoned is put are planned and adaptable, and the 
social and economic costs of restricting land uses versus the 
benefits derived from a strict application of the standards of 
the commissioner. 
    Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 360.067, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [PERMITS.] (1) Any Airport zoning 
regulations adopted under sections 360.011 to 360.076, may 
require that a permit be obtained before any a new structure or 
use may be constructed or established and before any an existing 
use or structure may be substantially changed or substantially 
altered or repaired.  In any event, all such regulations shall 
provide that before any a nonconforming structure or tree may be 
replaced, substantially altered or repaired, rebuilt, allowed to 
grow higher, or replanted, a permit must be secured from the 
administrative agency authorized to administer and enforce the 
regulations, authorizing such the replacement, change, or 
repair.  No permit shall be granted that would allow the 
establishment or creation of an airport hazard or permit a 
nonconforming structure or tree or nonconforming use to be made 
or become higher or become a greater hazard to air navigation 
than it was when the applicable regulation was adopted or than 
it is when the application for a permit is made. 
    (2) Whenever the administrative agency determines that a 
nonconforming use or nonconforming structure or tree has been 
abandoned or more than 80 percent torn down, destroyed, 
deteriorated, or decayed:  (a) no permit shall be granted that 
would allow said the structure or tree to exceed the applicable 
height limit or otherwise deviate from the zoning regulations; 
and (b), whether application is made for a permit under this 
subdivision or not, the said agency may by appropriate action 
compel the owner of the nonconforming structure or tree, at his 
own the owner's expense, to lower, remove, reconstruct, or equip 
such the object as may be necessary to conform to the 
regulations.  If the owner of the nonconforming structure or 
tree shall neglect neglects or refuse refuses to comply with 
such the order for ten days after notice thereof of the order, 
the said agency may proceed to have the object so lowered, 
removed, reconstructed, or equipped and assess the cost and 
expense thereof upon the object of the land whereon where it is 
or was located.  Unless such an assessment is paid within 90 
days from the service of notice thereof on the agent or owner of 
such the object or land, the sum shall will bear interest at the 
rate of eight percent per annum until paid, and shall be 
collected in the same manner as are general taxes. 
    (3) Except as provided herein in this subdivision, all 
applications for permits shall be granted. 
    Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 360.531, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [BASE PRICE FOR TAXATION.] For the purpose of 
fixing a base price for taxation from which depreciation in 
value at a fixed percent per annum can be counted, such price is 
defined as follows: 
    (1) The base price for taxation of an aircraft of which a 
similar or corresponding model was being manufactured on August 
1 preceding the fiscal year for which the tax is levied shall be 
the manufacturer's list price of such similar or corresponding 
model in effect on such August 1.  
    (2) The base price for taxation of an aircraft of which no 
similar or corresponding model was manufactured until after such 
August 1 shall be the manufacturer's list price at the factory 
when the aircraft taxed was first manufacturer.  
    (3) The commissioner shall have authority to fix the base 
value for taxation purposes of any aircraft of which no such 
similar or corresponding model has been manufactured since a 
time prior to such August 1, and of any rebuilt or foreign 
aircraft, any aircraft on which a record of the list price is 
not available in his office, or any military aircraft converted 
for civilian use, using as a basis for such valuation the list 
price on such August 1 of aircraft with comparable performance 
characteristics, and taking into consideration the age and 
condition of the aircraft.  
    Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 398A.02, is 
amended to read: 
    398A.02 [PURPOSE.] 
    The purpose of the regional railroad authorities act is to 
provide a means whereby counties one or more municipalities, 
with state and federal aids as may be available, may provide for 
the preservation and improvement of local rail service for 
agriculture, industry, or passenger traffic when determined to 
be practicable and necessary for the public welfare, 
particularly in the case of abandonment of local rail lines. 
    Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 398A.03, is 
amended to read:  
    398A.03 [ORGANIZATION OF AUTHORITY.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ORGANIZATION RESOLUTION.] A regional 
railroad authority may be organized by resolution or joint 
resolution adopted by the governing body or bodies of one or 
more counties, providing and stating.  The governing body or 
bodies of a municipality or municipalities within a county or 
counties may request by resolution that the county or counties 
organize a railroad authority.  If the county or counties do not 
organize an authority within 90 days of receipt of the request, 
the municipality or municipalities may organize an authority by 
resolution or joint resolution.  A resolution organizing an 
authority must state: 
    (a) That the authority is organized under the regional 
railroad authorities act as a political subdivision and local 
government unit of Minnesota, to exercise thereunder part of the 
sovereign power of the state;  
    (b) The name of the authority, including the words 
"regional railroad authority";  
    (c) The county or counties municipality or municipalities 
adopting the organization resolution;  
    (d) The number of commissioners of the authority, not less 
than five; the number to be appointed by the governing body of 
each county municipality; and the names and addresses of the 
first board of commissioners;  
    (e) The municipality city and county in which the 
registered office of the authority is to be situated;  
    (f) That neither the state of Minnesota, the county or 
counties municipality or municipalities, nor any other political 
subdivision is liable for obligations of the authority; and 
     (g) Any other provision for regulating the business of the 
authority determined by the governing body or bodies adopting 
the resolution.  
    Subd. 2.  [HEARING.] Before final adoption of an 
organization resolution, the governing body of each county 
municipality named in it shall provide for a public hearing upon 
notice published in the official county a newspaper of general 
circulation in the municipality and.  The notice of a hearing by 
the governing body of a county must be mailed to the governing 
body of each municipality city or town in the county, except 
cities and towns participating in the organization, at least 30 
days before the hearing.  The hearing may be adjourned from time 
to time, to a time and place publicly announced at the hearing, 
or to a time and place fixed by notice published in the official 
county a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality at 
least ten days before the adjourned session.  Joint hearing 
sessions may be held by the governing bodies of all counties 
municipalities named, at any convenient public place within any 
of the counties municipalities.  The resolution may be amended 
by the governing body or bodies at or after any hearing session 
at which the amended resolution is proposed and made available 
to interested citizens.  It shall not become effective until 
adopted in identical form by the governing bodies of all 
counties municipalities named in the resolution.  
    Subd. 3.  [CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION.] A copy of the 
organization resolution, certified by the recording officer of 
each county municipality adopting it, shall be filed with the 
secretary of state, who shall issue a certificate of 
incorporation if the resolution conforms to the requirements of 
this section, stating in the certificate the name of the 
authority and the date of its incorporation, which shall be the 
date of acceptance for filing.  The certificate of incorporation 
shall be conclusive evidence of the valid organization and 
existence of the authority.  
    Subd. 4.  [AMENDMENT.] The organization resolution may be 
amended by resolution or joint resolution of the governing 
bodies of all counties municipalities named in the resolution 
prior to amendment and the governing body of any additional 
county municipality named in the amendment.  Each amendment 
shall be adopted at or after hearing upon notice as required for 
the organization resolution.  No amendment releasing a county 
municipality from its obligations as a party named in the 
resolution shall be effective unless all covenants, agreements, 
mortgage liens, and other security given for bonds of the 
authority have been discharged and satisfied by payment or 
otherwise in accordance with their terms.  All other amendments 
shall take effect upon filing with the secretary of state and 
issuance of an amended certificate of incorporation in the same 
manner as provided for the organization resolution.  
    Subd. 5.  [BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS.] All powers granted to 
an authority shall be exercised by its board of commissioners.  
Commissioners shall be appointed and vacancies in their office 
shall be filled by the governing body of each county 
municipality named in the organization resolution, in accordance 
with the provisions of that resolution.  The term of each 
commissioner shall be one year, or the remainder of the one year 
term for which a vacancy is filled, and until a successor is 
appointed.  Commissioners shall receive no compensation for 
services but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred 
in the performance of their duties.  
             Subd. 6.  [MEETINGS AND ACTIONS.] The board of 
commissioners shall by resolution establish the time and place 
or places of its regular meetings and the method and notice 
required for calling special meetings, all of which shall be 
open to the public.  A majority of the commissioners being 
present at a meeting, any action may be taken by resolution or 
motion adopted by recorded vote of a majority of those present, 
unless a larger majority is required by bylaws adopted by the 
board.  
             Subd. 7.  [OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES.] The board of 
commissioners shall appoint a chairman, vice chairman, 
secretary, and treasurer from its members, each to serve for a 
term of one year and until a successor is appointed.  The 
offices of secretary and treasurer may be combined, and deputies 
or assistants may be appointed for either office or the combined 
office, from members of the board or otherwise.  The powers and 
duties of each office shall be determined by the board, which 
shall require and pay for a surety bond for each officer 
handling funds.  The board shall provide for the keeping of a 
full and accurate record of all proceedings and of resolutions, 
regulations, and orders issued or adopted; the state auditor 
shall, as time and resources permit, annually audit the books of 
said regional railroad authority.  The board may appoint an 
executive director and other officers, fix their compensation, 
and delegate to them the powers and duties, as it may 
determine.  It may also employ, or authorize the executive 
director to employ, all other employees, consultants, and agents 
needed to perform its duties and exercise its powers.  Chapter 
353 shall apply to all salaried employees.  
    Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 398A.04, 
subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 8.  [TAXATION.] Before deciding to exercise the power 
to tax, the authority shall give six weeks published notice in 
all counties municipalities in the region.  If a number of 
voters in the region equal to five percent of those who voted 
for candidates for governor at the last gubernatorial election 
present a petition within nine weeks of the first published 
notice to the secretary of state requesting that the matter be 
submitted to popular vote, it shall be submitted at the next 
general election.  The question prepared shall be:  
    "Shall the regional rail authority have the power to impose 
a property tax?  
                                   Yes .......
                                   No ........"
    If a majority of those voting on the question approve or if 
no petition is presented within the prescribed time the 
authority may thereafter levy a tax at any annual rate not 
exceeding four mills on the assessed valuation of all taxable 
property situated within the county or counties municipality or 
municipalities named in its organization resolution.  Its 
recording officer shall file in the office of the county auditor 
of each county in which territory under the jurisdiction of the 
authority is located a certified copy of the board of 
commissioners' resolution levying the tax, and each county 
auditor shall assess and extend upon the tax rolls of each 
municipality named in the organization resolution the portion of 
the tax that bears the same ratio to the whole amount that the 
assessed valuation of taxable property in that county 
municipality bears to the assessed value of taxable property in 
all counties municipalities named in the organization resolution.
Collections of the tax shall be remitted by each county 
treasurer to the treasurer of the authority. 
    Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 398A.04, 
subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [MUNICIPAL AGREEMENTS.] The authority may enter 
into agreements with the county or counties municipality or 
municipalities named in the organization agreement, or with 
other municipalities situated in the counties named in the 
resolution, respecting the matters referred to in section 
398A.06.  
    Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 398A.07, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [SECURITY.] Bonds may be made payable exclusively 
from the revenues from one or more projects, or from one or more 
revenue producing contracts, or from the authority's revenues 
generally, including but not limited to specified taxes which 
the authority may levy or which a particular municipality may 
agree to levy for a specified purpose, and may be additionally 
secured by a pledge of any grant, subsidy, or contribution from 
any public agency, including but not limited to a participating 
municipality, or any income or revenues from any source.  They 
may be secured by a mortgage or deed of trust of the whole or 
any part of the property of the authority.  They shall be 
payable solely from the revenues, funds, and property pledged or 
mortgaged for their payment.  No commissioner, officer, 
employee, agent, or trustee of the authority shall be liable 
personally on its bonds or be subject to any personal liability 
or accountability by reason of their issuance.  Neither the 
state nor a county or other municipality except the authority 
may pledge its faith and credit or taxing power or shall be 
obligated in any manner for the payment of the bonds or interest 
on them, except as specifically provided by agreement under 
section 398A.06; but nothing herein shall affect the obligation 
of the state or municipality to perform any contract made by it 
with the authority, and when the authority's rights under a 
contract with the state or a municipality are pledged by the 
authority for the security of its bonds, the holders or a bond 
trustee may enforce the rights as a third party beneficiary.  
All bonds shall be negotiable within the meaning and for the 
purposes of the uniform commercial code, subject only to any 
registration requirement. 
    Sec. 16.  Laws 1980, chapter 610, section 1, as amended by 
Laws 1981, chapter 338, section 8, is amended to read:  
    Section 1.  [RAILROAD ASSISTANCE; APPROPRIATION.] 
    The sum of $13,500,000 is appropriated from the state 
transportation fund to the rail service improvement account in 
the special revenue fund to be expended by the commissioner of 
transportation for the acquisition and betterment of public land 
and buildings and public improvements of a capital nature 
determined to be needed for preservation in the state rail bank 
in the manner and for the purposes specified in Minnesota 
Statutes, sections 222.50, subdivision 7, clause (c) and 222.63 
222.49 to 222.63. 
    Sec. 17.  [WASHINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY BONDS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  The Washington county board may levy a tax 
of not more than three-fourths of a mill on taxable property 
within the county outside of any city in which is situated a 
free public city library, to acquire, better, and construct 
county library buildings and to pay principal and interest on 
bonds issued for that purpose.  The tax shall be disregarded in 
the calculation of levies or limits on levies provided by 
Minnesota Statutes, sections 275.50 to 275.56, or other law.  
    Subd. 2.  The Washington county board may, by resolution, 
issue and sell general obligation bonds of the county in the 
amount of $1,500,000 in the manner provided in Minnesota 
Statutes, chapter 475, to acquire, better, and construct county 
library buildings.  The bonds shall not be subject to the 
requirements of Minnesota Statutes, sections 475.57 to 475.59. 
The maturity years and amounts and interest rates of each series 
of bonds shall be fixed so that the maximum amount of principal 
and interest to become due in any year, on the bonds of all 
outstanding series issued by the county pursuant to this 
section, shall not exceed an amount equal to three-fourths of a 
mill times the assessed value of all taxable property in the 
county, which was not taxed in 1981 by any city for the support 
of any free public city library, as last finally equalized 
before the issuance of the series.  When the tax authorized by 
subdivision 1 is collected, it shall be appropriated and 
credited to a debt service fund for the bonds.  The tax levy for 
the debt service fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 475.61, 
shall be reduced by the amount available or reasonably 
anticipated to be available in the fund to make payments 
otherwise payable from the levy pursuant to section 475.61. 
    Subd. 3.  This section takes effect the day after the 
filing of a certificate of local approval by the Washington 
county board in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 
645.021, subdivision 3.  
    Sec. 18.  [RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN AIRPORTS.] 
    The metropolitan airports commission shall conduct the 
public hearings on the draft master plan for the Anoka 
county-Blaine airport by July 1, 1983.  By September 1, 1983, 
following such revisions as the commission deems appropriate, 
the commission shall submit the draft master plan to the 
metropolitan council for review and approval.  The review 
procedure shall be conducted by the council and the commission 
in a manner consistent with the completion of the proceedings, 
including any modifications required by the council, and the 
approval by the council and adoption by the commission of a 
final master plan by December 1, 1983.  
    Sec. 19.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1, 2, and 4 to 18 are effective the day following 
final enactment.  Section 3 is effective July 1, 1983, for 
aviation gasoline sold on and after that date. 
    Approved June 14, 1983