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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 218-H.F.No. 490 
           An act relating to elections; increasing the size of 
          the board of education of special school district No. 
          1 of the city of Minneapolis to nine members; 
          providing for six members to be elected by districts; 
          requiring compliance with certain campaign disclosure 
          provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1986, sections 
          383B.041; 383B.042, subdivisions 5 and 9; 383B.053, 
          subdivision 1; and 383B.058; and Laws 1959, chapter 
          462, section 3, subdivision 1, as amended. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Laws 1959, chapter 462, section 3, subdivision 
1, as amended by Laws 1963, chapter 645, section 3, subdivision 
1, as renumbered subdivision 1a, by Laws 1967, chapter 661, 
section 3, as amended by Laws 1974, chapter 366, section 1 and 
Laws 1978, chapter 559, section 1, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 1a.  [SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1, MINNEAPOLIS; 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS; TERMS OF OFFICE.] (a) The board of education 
of such district shall consist of seven directors, each of whom 
shall be elected at large for a term of six years, or until his 
successor has been elected and qualified, provided that the term 
of office of each director elected after the effective date of 
this act shall be four years or until a successor is elected and 
qualified.  The directors shall receive such compensation as may 
be fixed by the board of education. 
    (b) Beginning in 1987, the terms and elections of the 
directors of the board of education are governed by this 
paragraph.  The three directors elected in 1985 as at-large 
directors shall serve their full four-year terms.  The terms of 
office for the four directors elected in 1987 shall be two 
years.  Beginning with the 1989 election, the board of education 
of the district shall consist of nine directors elected for 
four-year terms.  In the 1989 election, six directors must be 
elected to represent six different districts within the school 
district and three directors must be elected to represent the 
district at large.  For the 1989 election and later elections, 
the boundaries of the six school board districts must be 
determined by the board of education of the district, after 
holding at least two public hearings on the proposed 
boundaries.  A candidate for an elected district office must be 
a qualified voter of the state.  A candidate for an at-large 
seat must have resided in the school district for at least 30 
days immediately preceding the election.  A candidate for a seat 
other than an at-large seat must have resided in the district 
for whose seat the candidate is running for at least 30 days 
immediately preceding the election.  The directors elected by 
district shall reside in the district from which they were 
elected during their term of office.  The directors elected at 
large shall reside within the school district during their term 
of office.  A director shall receive the compensation that may 
be fixed by the board of education.  
    (c) To the extent possible, the board of education of the 
district, when establishing the six school board election 
districts under this section shall:  preserve, rather than 
dilute, the effective representation of people with like needs 
and concerns; avoid the effect of disenfranchising a substantial 
number of school district residents from effective 
representation; and enhance the possibility that minority racial 
populations in the school district are represented adequately 
and maintain their voting strength. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 383B.041, is 
amended to read:  
    383B.041 [CAMPAIGN FINANCING, DISCLOSURE OF ECONOMIC 
INTERESTS.] 
    Sections 383B.041 to 383B.058 apply to the financing of 
campaigns for county elections in Hennepin county and for city 
elections in home rule charter cities and statutory cities 
located wholly within Hennepin county and, having a population 
of 75,000 or more, and for school board elections in the special 
school district No. 1, Minneapolis, and to disclosure of 
economic interests by candidates and elected public officials of 
those jurisdictions.  The provisions of sections 210A.22 to 
210A.33 do not apply to the financing of campaigns for elections 
subject to the provisions of sections 383B.041 to 383B.058. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 383B.042, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 5.  "Candidate" means an individual, not within the 
definition of candidate of section 10A.01, subdivision 5, who 
seeks nomination or election to any county office in Hennepin 
county or, to any city office in any home rule charter city or 
statutory city located wholly within Hennepin county and having 
a population of 75,000 or more or to the school board of special 
school district No. 1, Minneapolis. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 383B.042, 
subdivision 9, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 9.  "Election" means any election held to nominate or 
elect any candidate or to decide any question on a county ballot 
in Hennepin county or on the ballot of any home rule charter 
city or statutory city located wholly within Hennepin county and 
having a population of 75,000 or more, or on the ballot of 
special school district No. 1, Minneapolis. 
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 383B.053, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [OFFICIALS REQUIRED TO FILE; DEADLINES.] 
Every candidate for county office, every elected official of 
Hennepin county, every candidate for office and every elected 
official of a home rule charter city or statutory city located 
wholly within Hennepin county and having a population of 75,000 
or more, and every candidate for school board and every elected 
official in special school district No. 1, Minneapolis shall 
file statements of economic interest as required by this section 
with the filing officer.  A candidate shall file an original 
statement within 14 days of the filing of an affidavit or 
petition to appear on the ballot.  All elected officials of 
Hennepin county and of a home rule charter city or statutory 
city located wholly in Hennepin county and having a population 
of 75,000 or more who are in office on March 19, 1980, shall 
file an original statement of economic interest 60 days after 
forms for disclosure are provided to the filing officer.  Every 
individual required to file a statement shall file a 
supplementary statement on April 15 of each year in which the 
individual remains a candidate or elected official. 
    Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 383B.058, is 
amended to read:  
    383B.058 [LOCAL ORDINANCES AND CHARTERS SUPERSEDED.] 
    Except as provided in this section, sections 383B.041 to 
383B.057 supersede the provisions of any ordinance or resolution 
of a jurisdiction governed by sections 383B.041 to 383B.058 or 
any existing special law or home rule charter provision 
requiring disclosure of information related to the financing of 
election campaigns or requiring disclosure of economic interests 
by candidates and elected officials of that jurisdiction.  The 
governing body of Hennepin county, and the governing body of any 
home rule charter city or statutory city located wholly in 
Hennepin county, and the school board of special school district 
No. 1, Minneapolis may adopt or continue in force ordinances or 
resolutions that:  
    (a) Impose limits on the amount that any individual or 
association may contribute to any candidate for elected office 
in that jurisdiction; 
    (b) Require disclosure of economic interests in addition to 
those required to be disclosed under section 383B.053; or 
    (c) Require other public officials of that jurisdiction to 
make such disclosure.  Any home rule charter city that adopts a 
charter provision modifying or superseding any provision of 
sections 383B.041 to 383B.057 shall file a copy of the charter 
provision with the ethical practices board within 60 days of its 
adoption. 
    Sec. 7.  [LOCAL APPROVAL.] 
     Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, 
subdivision 2, section 1 is effective upon approval by a 
majority of the voters of special school district No. 1, 
Minneapolis, voting on the question at the 1987 school board 
general election. 
    Sec. 8.  [BALLOT QUESTION.] 
    At the election on the question of approval of section 1, 
the question submitted to the voters shall be: 
    "Beginning in 1989, shall the Minneapolis school board have 
three board members elected at-large and six board members 
elected from separate districts within the school district, 
rather than the current system of seven board members elected 
at-large? 
                                 Yes ..... 
                                 No ......"  
    Sec. 9.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 2 to 6 are effective the day after compliance with 
Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3, by the 
governing body of special school district No. 1, Minneapolis. 
    Approved May 26, 1987

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