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                         Laws of Minnesota 1990 

                        CHAPTER 592-S.F.No. 1807 
           An act relating to Hennepin county; increasing and 
          extending certain capital improvement bonding 
          authority for Hennepin county; requiring a planning 
          process; amending Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, 
          section 373.40, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 
          Second 1989 Supplement, section 373.40, subdivision 6; 
          Laws 1989, chapter 245, section 1. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 
373.40, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [LIMITATIONS ON AMOUNT.] A county, other than 
Hennepin or Ramsey, may not issue bonds under this section if 
the maximum amount of principal and interest to become due in 
any year on all the outstanding bonds issued pursuant to this 
section (including the bonds to be issued) will equal or exceed 
0.05367 percent of taxable market value of property in the 
county.  Ramsey county may not issue bonds under this section if 
the maximum amount of principal and interest to become due in 
any year on all the outstanding bonds issued pursuant to this 
section (including the bonds to be issued) will equal or exceed 
0.06455 percent of taxable market value of property in the 
county.  Hennepin county may not issue bonds under this section 
if the maximum amount of principal and interest to become due in 
any year on all the outstanding bonds issued pursuant to this 
section together with the bonds proposed to be issued, will 
equal or exceed 0.02684 percent of taxable market value of the 
property in the county.  Calculation of the limit must be made 
using the taxable market value for the taxes payable year in 
which the obligations are issued and sold.  This section does 
not limit the authority to issue bonds under any other special 
or general law. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes Second 1989 Supplement, section 
373.40, subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [BUILDING FUND LEVY.] (a) If a county other 
than Hennepin or Ramsey has an approved capital improvement 
plan, the county board may annually levy 0.05367 percent of 
taxable market value, less the amount levied to pay principal 
and interest on bonds issued under this section.  If the 
Hennepin county board has an approved capital improvement plan, 
the county board may annually levy 0.02684 percent of taxable 
market value, less the amount levied to pay principal and 
interest on bonds issued under this section.  If the Ramsey 
county board has an approved capital improvement plan, the 
county board may annually levy 0.06455 percent of taxable market 
value, less the amount levied to pay principal and interest on 
bonds issued under this section.  The proceeds of this levy must 
be deposited in the county building fund under section 373.25 
and may only be expended for capital improvements as provided in 
the approved capital improvement plan. 
    (b) The maximum amount of the levy, when added to the 
unexpended balance in the building fund, must not exceed the 
projected cost of the remaining improvements in the capital 
improvement plan.  A levy made under this section is not subject 
to any other levy limitation, nor may the levy be included in 
the computation of any other levy limitation. 
    (c) This subdivision and the exercise of levy authority 
under it does not supersede or preempt the authority to levy 
under section 373.25 or any other law. 
     Sec. 3.  Laws 1989, chapter 245, section 1, is amended to 
read: 
     Section 1.  [HENNEPIN COUNTY; PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING 
BONDS.] 
     Hennepin county may issue and sell general obligation bonds 
of the county in an amount not exceeding $20,000,000 to finance 
land acquisition planning, design, site preparation, and other 
preliminary work for the construction of a public safety 
building and related facilities.  The obligations shall be 
issued in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, chapter 475, 
except that their issuance is not subject to approval by the 
electors under section 475.58.  The obligations issued under 
this section and the property taxes levied to pay the 
obligations shall not must be included in the calculation of 
Hennepin county's bond and building fund levy limitation under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 373.40. 
    Sec. 4.  [HENNEPIN COUNTY; PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY PLANNING 
PROCESS.] 
     Hennepin county may not issue and sell obligations to 
finance the acquisition and construction of a public safety 
building and related facilities until the board of county 
commissioners of Hennepin county has entered into a planning 
process which must include: 
    (1) comparative analysis of alternative sites, including 
but not limited to:  site preparation factors, proximity to the 
county courthouse, potential construction or legal delays for 
each site, and integration into the long-range physical plan for 
the city of Minneapolis; 
    (2) programmatic plans relating to physical structure, 
construction, and operational costs; and 
    (3) continued use of the current jail facilities for 
correctional purposes for a period of at least ten years. 
    The planning process must include at least one public 
hearing.  The board of county commissioners and the city council 
must cooperate in the analysis and planning process described in 
clause (1).  The planning process must be completed by September 
1, 1990.  If the city refuses to cooperate by engaging in a good 
faith effort to analyze the public costs and benefits of 
alternative sites for both the county and city, the county may 
proceed to issue and sell the bonds notwithstanding this 
subdivision. 
    Sec. 5.  [HENNEPIN COUNTY; PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY BONDS.] 
     Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 373.40, 
subdivision 7, Hennepin county may issue bonds under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 373.40, until July 1, 1995, to finance the 
acquisition and construction of a public safety building and 
related facilities. 
    Sec. 6.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 to 5 are effective the day following final 
enactment. 
    Presented to the governor April 28, 1990 
    Signed by the governor May 3, 1990, 5:42 p.m.