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                         Laws of Minnesota 1990 

                        CHAPTER 609-S.F.No. 1777 
           An act relating to Ramsey county; setting the terms of 
          charter commission members; specifying majority for 
          adoption of county charter; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1988, sections 383A.553, subdivision 1; and 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 383A.553, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [TERMS.] Members of the charter commission 
shall hold office until a final report has been made as provided 
in section 383A.554 December 31, 1990.  Vacancies shall be 
filled by the appointing authority.  Appointments shall be made 
by filing with the board of county commissioners.  An appointee 
shall file acceptance of the appointment with the board of 
county commissioners within ten days or be considered to have 
declined the appointment.  If a charter is adopted at the 
November 1990 election, the members shall continue to serve 
until a new commission is appointed or until the effective date 
of the charter in 1992, whichever occurs first.  
     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 383A.556, is 
amended to read: 
    383A.556 [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    If a majority of all the voters voting in the county at the 
election vote in favor of the proposed charter, it shall be 
adopted.  If 51 percent of the votes cast on the proposition are 
in favor of the proposed charter, it shall be considered 
adopted.  The charter shall take effect two years after the 
election.  At that time the courts shall take judicial notice of 
the new charter and upon the election or appointment of officers 
under the charter the former officials of Ramsey county shall 
deliver to them all records, money, and other public property 
under their control. 
    Sec. 3.  [LOCAL APPROVAL.] 
    This act takes effect the day after the Ramsey county board 
complies with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3.
    Presented to the governor April 28, 1990 
    Signed by the governor May 3, 1990, 6:12 p.m.