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                         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.