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                         Laws of Minnesota 1986 

                        CHAPTER 473-H.F.No. 1886 
           An act relating to public administration; providing 
          for administration of Hennepin county and Minneapolis 
          public offices; regulating certain property tax 
          appeals; changing notice requirements for special 
          assessments; regulating public funds deposits; 
          amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, sections 144.214, 
          subdivision 1; 278.05, subdivisions 1 and 4; 278.07; 
          278.08, subdivision 1; 325E.025, subdivision 2; 
          429.061, subdivision 2; and 475.66, subdivision 2; 
          Minnesota Statutes 1985 Supplement, sections 271.01, 
          subdivision 5; 278.01, subdivision 1; 429.061, 
          subdivision 1; 475.66, subdivision 1; and 475.76, 
          subdivision 1; and Laws 1969, chapter 937, section 1, 
          subdivisions 1, as amended, 9, as amended, 11 and 15, 
          and by adding subdivisions. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 144.214, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [DISTRICTS.] Each county of the state, and 
the city of St. Paul, and the city of Minneapolis, shall 
constitute the 89 88 registration districts of the state.  The 
local registrar in each county shall be the clerk of district 
court in that county.  The local registrar in any city which 
maintains local registration of vital statistics shall be the 
health officer.  In addition, the state registrar may establish 
registration districts on United States government reservations, 
and may appoint a local registrar for each registration district 
so established. 
    Sec. 2.  [CITY EMPLOYEES; TRANSFER.] 
    If section 1 is adopted by the city and county, Hennepin 
county may employ city personnel who had duties under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 144.214.  The former city employees shall as 
far as possible retain the benefits, salaries, and rights of 
their city employment but shall otherwise be subject to Hennepin 
county personnel rules. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1985 Supplement, section 
271.01, subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [JURISDICTION.] The tax court shall have 
statewide jurisdiction.  Except for an appeal to the supreme 
court or any other appeal allowed under this subdivision, the 
tax court shall be the sole, exclusive, and final authority for 
the hearing and determination of all questions of law and fact 
arising under the tax laws of the state, as defined in this 
subdivision, in those cases that have been appealed to the tax 
court and in any case that has been transferred by the district 
court to the tax court.  The tax court shall have no 
jurisdiction in any case that does not arise under the tax laws 
of the state or in any criminal case or in any case determining 
or granting title to real property or in any case that is under 
the jurisdiction of the probate court.  The small claims 
division of the tax court shall have no jurisdiction in any case 
dealing with property valuation or assessment for property tax 
purposes until the taxpayer has appealed the valuation or 
assessment to the town or city board of equalization and to the 
county board of equalization, except for those taxpayers whose 
original assessments are determined by the commissioner of 
revenue.  A property owner, other than a public utility, mining 
company, or railroad company for which the original assessments 
are determined by the commissioner of revenue, may not appear 
before the tax court unless a timely appearance in person, by 
counsel, or by written communication has been made before the 
county board of equalization as provided in section 274.13, to 
appeal the assessment of the property, or that he can establish 
that he did not receive notice of his market value at least ten 
days before the county board of review meeting.  Notwithstanding 
the provisions of this section, if the market value of the 
property is increased or if the classification of the property 
is changed after the notice has been sent to the property owner, 
the property owner may appear before the tax court without an 
appearance in person or written communication to the county 
board of equalization.  The tax court shall have no jurisdiction 
in any case involving an order of the state board of 
equalization unless a taxpayer contests the valuation of his 
property.  Only the taxes, aids and related matters contained in 
chapters 60A, 69, 124, 270, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 
279, 285, 287, 288, 290, 290A, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 
297, 297A, 297B, 298, 299, 299F, 340, 473, 473F, and 477A shall 
be considered tax laws of this state subject to the jurisdiction 
of the tax court.  This subdivision shall not be construed to 
prevent an appeal, as provided by law, to an administrative 
agency, board of equalization, or to the commissioner of 
revenue.  Wherever used in chapter 271, the term commissioner 
shall mean the commissioner of revenue, unless otherwise 
specified. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1985 Supplement, section 
278.01, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [DETERMINATION OF VALIDITY.] Any person 
having any estate, right, title, or interest in or lien upon any 
parcel of land, who claims that such property has been 
partially, unfairly, or unequally assessed in comparison with 
other property in the city or county, or that the parcel has 
been assessed at a valuation greater than its real or actual 
value, or that the tax levied against the same is illegal, in 
whole or in part, or has been paid, or that the property is 
exempt from the tax so levied, may have the validity of his 
claim, defense, or objection determined by the district court of 
the county in which the tax is levied or by the tax court by 
serving two copies of a petition for such determination upon the 
county auditor and one copy each on the county treasurer and the 
county attorney and filing the same, with proof of service, in 
the office of the clerk of the district court before the 16th 
day of May of the year in which the tax becomes payable.  A 
property owner, other than a public utility, mining company, or 
the railroad company for which the original assessments are 
determined by the commissioner of revenue, may not appear before 
the district court or tax court unless a timely appearance in 
person, by counsel, or by written communication has been made 
before the county board of equalization as provided in section 
274.13, to appeal the assessment of the property, or that he can 
establish that he did not receive notice of his market value at 
least ten days before the county board of review meeting.  
Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, if the market 
value of the property is increased or if the classification of 
the property is changed after the notice has been sent to the 
property owner, the property owner may appear before the 
district court or tax court without an appearance in person or 
written communication to the county board of equalization.  The 
county auditor shall immediately forward one copy of the 
petition to the appropriate governmental authority in a home 
rule charter or statutory city or town in which the property is 
located if that city or town employs its own certified 
assessor.  A copy of the petition shall also be sent to the 
school board of the school district in which the property is 
located.  A petition for determination under this section may be 
transferred by the district court to the tax court.  An appeal 
may also be taken to the tax court under chapter 271 at any time 
following receipt of the valuation notice required by section 
273.121 but prior to May 16 of the year in which the taxes are 
payable. 
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 278.05, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    278.05 [TRIAL OF ISSUES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  The petition, without any answer, return, 
or other pleading thereto, shall be tried at the next term of 
court.  The tax court or district court shall without delay 
summarily hear and determine the claims, objections or defenses 
made by the petition and shall direct judgment accordingly to 
sustain, reduce or increase the amount of taxes due, and the 
trial shall disregard technicalities and matters of form not 
affecting the merits.  
    Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 278.05, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [SALES RATIO STUDIES AS EVIDENCE.] The sales 
ratio studies published by the department of revenue, or any 
part of the studies, or any copy of the studies or records 
accumulated to prepare the studies which is prepared by the 
commissioner of revenue for the equalization aid review 
committee for use in determining school aids shall be admissible 
in evidence as a public record without the laying of a 
foundation if the sales prices used in the study are adjusted 
for the terms of the sale to reflect market value and are 
adjusted to reflect the difference in the date of sale compared 
to the assessment date.  Additional evidence relevant to the 
sales ratio study is also admissible.  No sales ratio study 
received into evidence shall be conclusive or binding on the 
court and evidence of its reliability or unreliability may be 
introduced by any party including, but not limited to, evidence 
of inadequate adjustment of sale prices for terms of financing, 
inadequate adjustment of sales prices to reflect the difference 
in the date of sale compared to the assessment date, and 
inadequate sample size.  
    No reduction in value on the grounds of discrimination 
shall be granted on the basis of a sales ratio study published 
by the department of revenue unless 
    (a) the sales prices are adjusted for the terms of the sale 
to reflect market value, 
    (b) the sales prices are adjusted to reflect the difference 
in the date of sale compared to the assessment date, and 
    (c) there is an adequate sample size, and 
    (d) the median ratio of the class of property of the 
subject property in the same county, city, or town of the 
subject property is lower than the assessment ratio of the 
subject property by at least ten percent.  
    If the above criteria are met and a reduction in value on 
the grounds of discrimination is granted based upon the sales 
ratio study, the reduction shall reflect only the difference 
between the assessment/sales ratio of the subject property and 
110 percent of the median ratio of the class of property of the 
subject property. 
    Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 278.07, is 
amended to read: 
    278.07 [JUDGMENT; AMOUNT; COSTS.] 
    Judgment shall be for the amount of the taxes for the year 
as the court shall determine the same, less the amount paid 
thereon, if any.  If the tax is sustained in the full amount 
levied or increased, costs and disbursements shall may, in the 
discretion of the court, be taxed and allowed as in delinquent 
tax proceedings and shall be included in the judgment.  If the 
tax so determined shall be less than the amount thereof as 
levied, the court may, in its discretion, award disbursements to 
the petitioner, which shall be taxed and allowed and be deducted 
from the amount of the taxes as determined.  If there be no 
judgment for taxes, a judgment may be entered determining the 
right of the parties and for the costs and disbursements as 
taxed and allowed.  
    Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 278.08, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [TAXES DUE.] Whether or not the tax is 
sustained in full as levied or increased and section 278.03 
notwithstanding, the judgment shall include any interest which 
has accrued on the taxes for failure to pay the taxes or any 
part of the taxes as provided in sections 279.01 and 279.03.  If 
the tax is reduced, no penalty shall be included in the judgment 
because of the failure to pay the reduced tax prior to entry of 
judgment.  After the judgment is entered, it shall be subject to 
interest and penalty at the rates provided in chapter 279 for 
delinquent payment of property taxes. 
     Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1985, section 325E.025, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR UTILITY SERVICE.] A 
utility shall not:  (1) recover or attempt to recover payment 
for a tenant's outstanding bill or charge from a landlord, 
property owner or manager, or manufactured home park owner, as 
defined in section 327C.01, or manufactured home dealer, as 
defined in section 327B.01, who has not contracted for the 
service; (2) condition service on payment of an outstanding bill 
or other charge for utility service due upon the outstanding 
account of a previous customer or customers when all of the 
previous customers have vacated the property; or (3) place a 
lien on the landlord's or owner's property for a tenant's 
outstanding bill or charge whether created by local ordinance or 
otherwise.  A utility may recover or attempt to recover 
payment for a tenant's outstanding bill or charge from a 
property owner where the manager, acting as the owner's agent, 
contracted for the utility service. 
    Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1985 Supplement, section 
429.061, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [CALCULATION, NOTICE.] At any time after 
the expense incurred or to be incurred in making an improvement 
shall be calculated under the direction of the council, the 
council shall determine by resolution the amount of the total 
expense the municipality will pay, other than the amount, if 
any, which it will pay as a property owner, and the amount to be 
assessed.  If a county proposes to assess within the boundaries 
of a city for a county state-aid highway or county highway, the 
resolution must include the portion of the cost proposed to be 
assessed within the city.  The county shall forward the 
resolution to the city and it may not proceed with the 
assessment procedure under this section for property within the 
city unless the city council adopts a resolution approving the 
assessment.  Thereupon the clerk, with the assistance of the 
engineer or other qualified person selected by the council, 
shall calculate the proper amount to be specially assessed for 
the improvement against every assessable lot, piece or parcel of 
land, without regard to cash valuation, in accordance with the 
provisions of section 429.051.  The proposed assessment roll 
shall be filed with the clerk and be open to public inspection.  
The clerk shall thereupon, under the council's direction, 
publish notice that the council will meet to consider the 
proposed assessment.  Such notice shall be published in the 
newspaper at least once and shall be mailed to the owner of each 
parcel described in the assessment roll.  For the purpose of 
giving mailed notice under this subdivision, owners shall be 
those shown to be such on the records of the county auditor or, 
in any county where tax statements are mailed by the county 
treasurer, on the records of the county treasurer; but other 
appropriate records may be used for this purpose.  Such 
publication and mailing shall be no less than two weeks prior to 
such meeting of the council.  Except as to the owners of tax 
exempt property or property taxes on a gross earnings basis, 
every property owner whose name does not appear on the records 
of the county auditor or the county treasurer shall be deemed to 
have waived such mailed notice unless he has requested in 
writing that the county auditor or county treasurer, as the case 
may be, include his name on the records for such purpose.  Such 
notice shall state the date, time, and place of such meeting, 
the general nature of the improvement, the area proposed to be 
assessed, the amount to be specially assessed against that 
particular lot, piece, or parcel of land, the total amount of 
the proposed assessment, that the proposed assessment roll is on 
the file with the clerk, and that written or oral objections 
thereto by any property owner will be considered.  The notice 
must also state that no appeal may be taken as to the amount of 
any assessment adopted pursuant to subdivision 2, unless a 
written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed 
with the municipal clerk prior to the assessment hearing or 
presented to the presiding officer at the hearing.  The notice 
shall also state that an owner may appeal an assessment to 
district court pursuant to section 429.081 by serving notice of 
the appeal upon the mayor or clerk of the municipality within 30 
days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice 
with the district court within ten days after service upon the 
mayor or clerk.  The notice shall also inform property owners of 
the provisions of sections 435.193 to 435.195 and the existence 
of any deferment procedure established pursuant thereto in the 
municipality.  In addition, the notice mailed to the owner must 
include the following information: 
    (1) the amount to be specially assessed against that 
particular lot, piece, or parcel of land; 
    (2) the right of the property owner to prepay the entire 
assessment and the person to whom prepayment must be made; 
    (3) whether partial prepayment of the assessment has been 
authorized by ordinance; 
    (4) the time within which prepayment may be made without 
the assessment of interest; and 
    (5) the rate of interest to be accrued if the assessment is 
not prepaid within the required time period. 
    Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 429.061, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [ADOPTION; INTEREST.] At such meeting or at any 
adjournment thereof the council shall hear and pass upon all 
objections to the proposed assessment, whether presented orally 
or in writing.  The council may amend the proposed assessment as 
to any parcel and by resolution adopt the same as the special 
assessment against the lands named in the assessment roll.  
Notice of any adjournment of the hearing shall be adequate if 
the minutes of the meeting so adjourned show the time and place 
when and where the hearing is to be continued. 
    The council may consider any objection to the amount of a 
proposed assessment as to a specific parcel of land at an 
adjourned hearing upon further notice to the affected property 
owner as it deems advisable.  At the adjourned hearing the 
council or a committee of it may hear further written or oral 
testimony on behalf of the objecting property owner and may 
consider further written or oral testimony from appropriate city 
officials and other witnesses as to the amount of the 
assessment.  The council or committee shall prepare a record of 
the proceedings at the adjourned hearing and written findings as 
to the amount of the assessment.  The amount of the assessment 
as finally determined by the council shall become a part of the 
adopted assessment roll.  No appeal may be taken as to the 
amount of any assessment adopted under this section unless 
written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed 
with the municipal clerk prior to the assessment hearing or 
presented to the presiding officer at the hearing.  All 
objections to the assessments not received at the assessment 
hearing in the manner prescribed by this section subdivision are 
waived, unless the failure to object at the assessment hearing 
is due to a reasonable cause.  
    If the adopted assessment differs from the proposed 
assessment as to any particular lot, piece, or parcel of land, 
the clerk must mail to the owner a notice stating the amount of 
the adopted assessment.  Owners must also be notified by mail of 
any changes adopted by the council in interest rates or 
prepayment requirements from those contained in the notice of 
the proposed assessment.  
    The assessment, with accruing interest, shall be a lien 
upon all private and public property included therein, from the 
date of the resolution adopting the assessment, concurrent with 
general taxes; but the lien shall not be enforceable against 
public property as long as it is publicly owned, and during such 
period the assessment shall be recoverable from the owner of 
such property only in the manner and to the extent provided in 
section 435.19.  Except as provided below, all assessments shall 
be payable in equal annual installments extending over such 
period, not exceeding 30 years, as the resolution determines, 
payable on the first Monday in January in each year, but the 
number of installments need not be uniform for all assessments 
included in a single assessment roll if a uniform criterion for 
determining the number of installments is provided by the 
resolution.  The first installment of each assessment shall be 
included in the first tax rolls completed after its adoption and 
shall be payable in the same year as the taxes contained therein;
except that the payment of the first installment of any 
assessment levied upon unimproved property may be deferred until 
a designated future year, or until the platting of the property 
or the construction of improvements thereon, upon such terms and 
conditions and based upon such standards and criteria as may be 
provided by resolution of the council.  If special assessments 
against the property have been deferred pursuant to this 
subdivision, the governmental unit shall file with the county 
recorder in the county in which the property is located a 
certificate containing the legal description of the affected 
property and of the amount deferred.  In any event, every 
assessment the payment of which is so deferred, when it becomes 
payable, shall be divided into a number of installments such 
that the last installment thereof will be payable not more than 
30 years after the levy of the assessment.  All assessments 
shall bear interest at such rate as the resolution determines, 
not exceeding eight percent per annum, except that the rate may 
in any event equal the average annual interest rate on bonds 
issued to finance the improvement for which the assessments are 
levied.  To the first installment of each assessment shall be 
added interest on the entire assessment from a date specified in 
the resolution levying the assessment, not earlier than the date 
of the resolution, until December 31 of the year in which the 
first installment is payable, and to each subsequent installment 
shall be added interest for one year on all unpaid installments; 
or alternatively, any assessment may be made payable in equal 
annual installments including principal and interest, each in 
the amount annually required to pay the principal over such 
period with interest at such rate as the resolution determines, 
not exceeding the maximum period and rate specified above.  In 
the latter event no prepayment shall be accepted under 
subdivision 3 without payment of all installments due to and 
including December 31 of the year of prepayment, together with 
the original principal amount reduced only by the amounts of 
principal included in such installments, computed on an annual 
amortization basis.  When payment of an assessment is deferred, 
as authorized in this subdivision, interest thereon for the 
period of deferment may be made payable annually at the same 
times as the principal installments of the assessment would have 
been payable if not deferred; or interest for this period may be 
added to the principal amount of the assessment when it becomes 
payable; or, if so provided in the resolution levying the 
assessment, interest thereon to December 31 of the year before 
the first installment is payable may be forgiven. 
    Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1985 Supplement, section 
475.66, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  All debt service funds shall be deposited 
and secured as provided in chapter 118, except for amounts 
invested as authorized in this section, and may be deposited in 
interest bearing accounts, and such deposits may be evidenced by 
certificates of deposit with fixed maturities.  Sufficient cash 
for payment of principal, interest, and redemption premiums when 
due with respect to the obligations for which any debt service 
fund is created shall be provided by crediting to the fund the 
collections of tax, special assessment, or other revenues 
appropriated for that purpose, and depositing all such receipts 
in a depository bank or banks duly qualified according to law or 
investing and reinvesting such receipts in securities authorized 
in this section.  Time deposits shall be withdrawable and 
certificates of deposit and investments shall mature and shall 
bear interest payable at times and in amounts which, in the 
judgment of the governing body or its treasurer or other officer 
or committee to which it has delegated investment decisions, 
will provide cash at the times and in the amounts required for 
the purposes of the debt service fund, provided however, that 
the governing body may authorize the purchase of longer term 
investments subject to an agreement to repurchase such 
investments at times and prices sufficient to yield the amounts 
estimated to be so required.  Repurchase agreements may be 
entered into with 
    (1) a bank qualified as depository of money held in the 
debt service fund, or with; 
    (2) any national or state bank in the United States which 
is a member of the federal reserve system and whose combined 
capital and surplus equals or exceeds $10,000,000, or; 
    (3) a primary reporting dealer in United States government 
securities to the federal reserve bank of New York; or 
    (4) a securities broker-dealer having its principal 
executive office in Minnesota, licensed pursuant to chapter 80A, 
or an affiliate of it, regulated by the Securities and Exchange 
Commission and maintaining a combined capital and surplus of 
$40,000,000 or more, exclusive of subordinated debt.  
    Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 475.66, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  Investments may be held in safekeeping with 
    (1) any federal reserve bank,; 
    (2) any bank authorized under the laws of the United States 
or any state to exercise corporate trust powers, including but 
not limited to the bank from which the investment is purchased, 
or; 
    (3) a primary reporting dealer in United States government 
securities to the federal reserve bank of New York,; or 
    (4) a securities broker-dealer described in subdivision 1; 
provided that the municipality's ownership of all securities in 
which the fund is invested is evidenced by written 
acknowledgments identifying the securities by the names of the 
issuers, maturity dates, interest rates, and serial numbers or 
other distinguishing marks. 
    Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1985 Supplement, section 
475.76, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  A reverse repurchase agreement may be 
entered into by a municipality, subject to the provisions of 
this section, only with 
    (1) a bank qualified as depository of funds of the 
municipality, or with; 
    (2) any national or state bank in the United States which 
is a member of the Federal Reserve System and whose combined 
capital and surplus equals or exceeds $10,000,000, or with; 
    (3) a primary reporting dealer in United States government 
securities to the federal reserve bank of New York; or 
    (4) a securities broker-dealer described in section 475.66, 
subdivision 1. 
    Sec. 15.  Laws 1969, chapter 937, section 1, subdivision 1, 
as amended by Laws 1973, chapter 132, section 1, Laws 1974, 
chapter 105, section 1, Laws 1978, chapter 652, section 1, Laws 
1980, chapter 448, section 1, and Laws 1982, chapter 491, 
section 1, is amended to read: 
    Section 1.  [MINNEAPOLIS, CITY OF; PERSONNEL.] 
    Subdivision 1.  Notwithstanding any provisions of the 
Minneapolis city charter, veterans preference act, or civil 
service rule, law, or regulation to the contrary, the positions 
referred to in subdivisions 2 to 17 18 of this section shall be 
in the unclassified service of the city of Minneapolis, and any 
person presently holding or who shall hereafter be appointed to 
any of such positions shall serve at the pleasure of the 
appointing authority indicated in the respective subdivision.  
Except as herein otherwise provided such persons shall be 
eligible for the same employee benefits as persons in the 
classified service.  Any incumbent of a position referred to in 
subdivisions 9 to 16 and, subdivision 17, clause (b), and 
subdivision 18 shall be appointed to the position on the 
effective date of the subdivisions, and shall have the right to 
return to his permanent civil service classification pursuant to 
Laws 1969, Chapter 937, Section 2, except that an incumbent 
holding a position under subdivision 14 shall not be terminated 
by the appointing authority for 270 days following the effective 
date of subdivision 14.  For 270 days after the first 270 days 
the appointing authority under subdivision 14 shall not 
terminate an incumbent without a vote of approval by a majority 
of the city council. 
    Sec. 16.  Laws 1969, chapter 937, section 1, subdivision 9, 
as added by Laws 1982, chapter 491, section 2, and amended by 
Laws 1983, chapter 220, section 1, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 9.  The city coordinator of the city of Minneapolis 
may appoint a person to the following positions to perform the 
duties and services he may direct: 
    (a) Purchasing agent; 
    (b) Management information services director; 
    (c) Director of labor relations; 
    (d) Director of affirmative action; 
    (e) (c) Manager of auditorium; 
    (f) (d) Director of federal programs; 
    (g) (e) Legislative liaison; 
    (h) (f) Director of energy programs; 
    (i) (g) Manager of licenses and consumer services; 
    (j) (h) Manager, finance - city council; 
    (k) (i) Officer, cable communications. 
    Sec. 17.  Laws 1969, chapter 937, section 1, is amended by 
adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 9a.  The city council shall by ordinance indicate the 
manner in which the following positions are appointed: 
    (a) Director of federal employment and training; 
    (b) Director of inspections; 
    (c) Director of women/minorities business enterprise; 
    (d) Government relations representative; 
    (e) Risk manager; 
    (f) Deputy finance officer; 
    (g) Assistant budget director; 
    (h) Assistant manager of auditorium; 
    (i) Manager of sales and marketing at auditorium; 
    (j) Director of community crime prevention; 
    (k) Deputy purchasing director;  
    (l) Urban corps. coordinator; 
    (m) Assistant director of licenses; 
    (n) Manager of employee benefits; 
    (o) Director of Public Information; 
    (p) Internal auditor; 
    (q) Director of labor relations; 
    (r) Director of affirmative action. 
    The appointing authority shall not terminate an incumbent 
holding a position listed under clause (b) for 270 days 
following the effective date of this act, except for misfeasance 
or malfeasance in office.  For 270 days after the first 270 
days, the appointing authority shall not terminate an incumbent 
holding a position listed under this subdivision, except for 
misfeasance or malfeasance in office, without vote of approval 
of a majority of the council. 
    Sec. 18.  Laws 1969, chapter 937, section 1, subdivision 
11, as added by Laws 1982, chapter 491, section 2, is amended to 
read: 
    Subd. 11.  The city clerk of the city of Minneapolis may 
appoint: 
    (1) an assistant city clerk to perform the duties and 
services he may direct; and 
    (2) the director of elections. 
    Sec. 19.  Laws 1969, chapter 937, section 1, subdivision 
15, as added by Laws 1982, chapter 491, section 2, is amended to 
read: 
    Subd. 15.  The health commissioner of the city of 
Minneapolis may appoint: 
    (1) seven bureau directors; 
    (2) health physicians; and 
    (3) the assistant director of dentistry 
to perform the duties and services he may direct. 
    Sec. 20.  Laws 1969, chapter 937, section 1, is amended by 
adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 18.  The director of civil rights may appoint the 
manager of civil rights to perform the duties and services the 
director may direct. 
    Sec. 21.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day 
after the governing bodies of the city of Minneapolis and 
Hennepin county comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, 
subdivision 3. 
    Subd. 2.  Sections 3 to 8 are effective for assessments in 
1986 and thereafter. 
    Subd. 3.  Section 9 is effective retroactive to August 1, 
1985. 
    Subd. 4.  Sections 10 and 11 are effective for assessments 
prepared after the date of final enactment of this act. 
    Subd. 5.  Sections 15 to 20 are effective the day after the 
governing body of the city of Minneapolis complies with 
Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3. 
    Approved April 1, 1986