language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1991 CHAPTER 44-H.F.No. 331 An act relating to education; permitting education districts, districts operating under joint powers agreements, and joint vocational technical boards to conduct meetings via interactive television; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 122.92, subdivision 1; 136C.61, subdivision 7; and 471.59, subdivision 2. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 122.92, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [SCHOOL DISTRICT REPRESENTATION.] The education district board shall be composed of at least one representative appointed by the school board of each member district. Each representative must be a member of the appointing school board. Each representative shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing school board and may be recalled by a majority vote of the appointing school board. Each representative shall serve for the term that is specified in the agreement. The board shall select its officers from among its members and shall determine the terms of the officers. The board shall adopt bylaws for the conduct of its business. The board may conduct public meetings via interactive television if the board complies with section 471.705 in each location where board members are present. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 136C.61, subdivision 7, is amended to read: Subd. 7. [MEETINGS.] Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the joint board may hold meetings at any location convenient to the member districts and the public, whether or not that meeting site is located within the boundaries of a member district. The joint board may also conduct meetings via interactive television if the board complies with section 471.705 in each location where board members are present. The joint board shall establish and maintain a schedule of the time and place of its meetings and shall give notice of regular and special meetings in the same manner as required for other public bodies. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 471.59, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [AGREEMENT TO STATE PURPOSE.] Such agreement shall state the purpose of the agreement or the power to be exercised and it shall provide for the method by which the purpose sought shall be accomplished or the manner in which the power shall be exercised. When the agreement provides for use of a joint board, the board shall be representative of the parties to the agreement. A joint board that is formed for educational purposes may conduct public meetings via interactive television if the board complies with section 471.705 in each location where board members are present. Irrespective of the number, composition, terms, or qualifications of its members, such board is deemed to comply with statutory or charter provisions for a board for the exercise by any one of the parties of the power which is the subject of the agreement. Sec. 4. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 to 3 are effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor April 29, 1991 Signed by the governor May 2, 1991, 4:25 p.m.