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                         Laws of Minnesota 1990 

                        CHAPTER 460-S.F.No. 1739 
           An act relating to metropolitan government; clarifying 
          provisions for compensation; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1988, sections 473.123, subdivision 5; and 
          473.141, subdivision 7; Minnesota Statutes 1989 
          Supplement, sections 473.605, subdivision 2; and 
          473.704, subdivision 6; proposing coding for new law 
          in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 375. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 473.123, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [METROPOLITAN COUNCIL; DUTIES AND COMPENSATION.] 
The metropolitan council shall elect such officers as it deems 
necessary for the conduct of its affairs other than the chair.  
A secretary and treasurer need not be members of the 
metropolitan council.  Meeting times and places shall be fixed 
by the metropolitan council and special meetings may be called 
by a majority of the members of the metropolitan council or by 
the chair thereof.  Each metropolitan council member other than 
the chair shall be paid a per diem compensation of $50 for each 
meeting and for such day when the member attends one or more 
meetings or provides other services, as authorized by the 
metropolitan council, and shall be reimbursed for reasonable 
expenses.  The annual budget of the council shall provide as a 
separate account anticipated expenditures for per diem, travel 
and associated expenses for the chair and members, and 
compensation or reimbursement shall be made to the chair and 
members only when budgeted. 
    In the performance of its duties the metropolitan council 
may promulgate rules governing its operation, establish 
committees, divisions, departments and bureaus and staff the 
same as necessary to carry out its duties and when specifically 
authorized by law make appointments to other governmental 
agencies and districts.  All officers and employees of the 
metropolitan council shall serve at the pleasure of the 
appointing authority in the unclassified service of the state 
civil service.  Rules promulgated by the metropolitan council 
shall be in accordance with the administrative procedure 
provisions contained in chapter 14. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 473.141, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [COMPENSATION.] Each commission member shall be 
paid a per diem compensation of $50 for each meeting and for 
such day when the member attends one or more meetings or 
provides other services, as authorized by the commission, and 
shall be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses 
incurred in the performance of duties in the same manner and 
amount as state employees.  The chair shall receive a salary in 
an amount fixed by section 15A.081 and shall be reimbursed for 
reasonable expenses to the same extent as a member; provided 
that the chair of the metropolitan sports facilities commission 
shall receive, unless otherwise provided by other law, a salary 
in an amount fixed by the members of the commission and shall be 
reimbursed for reasonable expenses to the same extent as a 
member.  The annual budget of each commission shall provide as a 
separate account anticipated expenditures for per diem, travel 
and associated expenses for the chair and members, and 
compensation or reimbursement shall be made to the chair and 
members only when budgeted. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 
473.605, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  Each commission member shall be paid a per diem 
compensation of $50 for each meeting of the commission, one of 
its committees, and attendance and participation at a meeting or 
hearing as a representative of the commission pursuant to state 
law or rule.  Members shall be reimbursed for all actual and 
necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties 
in the same manner and amount as state employees. receive per 
diem compensation and be reimbursed for expenses as provided by 
section 473.141, subdivision 7.  The chair shall receive a 
salary as prescribed in section 15A.081, subdivision 7, and 
shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses to the same extent 
as a member.  The mayors and members of the city councils of 
Minneapolis and St. Paul shall not be eligible for per diem 
compensation.  The annual budget of the commission shall provide 
as a separate account anticipated expenditures for per diem, 
travel, and associated expenses for the chair and members, and 
compensation or reimbursement shall be made to the chair and 
members only when budgeted. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 
473.704, subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  It may reimburse commissioners and employees for 
expenses necessarily incurred or paid in performance of their 
duties and provide reasonable per diem as provided by section 
473.141, subdivision 7. 
    Sec. 5.  [APPLICATION.] 
    Sections 1 to 4 apply in the counties of Anoka, Carver, 
Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. 
    Sec. 6.  [375.065] [MEETINGS, PAY.] 
    A member of the county board of a county who is paid a 
salary that is more than 50 percent of the salary of the 
governor may not be paid any amount, by per diem or otherwise, 
except as reimbursement for expenses, for attendance at meetings 
related to the business of any local government unit. 
    Presented to the governor April 19, 1990 
    Signed by the governor April 20, 1990, 10:00 a.m.