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                         Laws of Minnesota 1992 

                        CHAPTER 378-S.F.No. 2385 
           An act relating to elections; special school district 
          No. 1; allowing special school district No. 1 to 
          change the years of its elections; amending Laws 1959, 
          chapter 462, section 3, as amended. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Laws 1959, chapter 462, section 3, subdivision 
1, as amended by Laws 1963, chapter 645, section 3, subdivision 
1, as renumbered subdivision 1a, by Laws 1967, chapter 661, 
section 3, as amended by Laws 1974, chapter 366, section 1, and 
Laws 1978, chapter 559, section 1, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 1a.  [SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1, MINNEAPOLIS; 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS; TERMS OF OFFICE.] (a) The board of education 
of such district shall consist of seven directors, each of whom 
shall be elected at large for a term of six years, or until his 
successor has been elected and qualified, provided that the term 
of office of each director elected after the effective date of 
this act shall be four years or until a successor is elected and 
qualified.  The directors shall receive such compensation as may 
be fixed by the board of education. 
    (b) The governing body of special school district No. 1 may 
provide for election of four of its directors in 1994 and 
subsequent years for four-year terms, and election of three of 
its directors in 1996 and subsequent years for four-year terms.  
To accomplish this change, the governing body may provide that 
the terms of office for directors elected in 1991 will expire 
January 1, 1995, and that the terms of office for directors to 
be elected in 1993 will expire January 1, 1997. 
    Sec. 2.  [REFERENDUM.] 
    A proposed change in election years adopted under section 1 
is effective 240 days after passage and publication or at a 
later date fixed in the proposal.  Within 180 days after passage 
and publication of the proposal, a petition requesting a 
referendum on the proposal may be filed with the school district 
clerk.  The petition must be signed by eligible voters equal in 
number to five percent of the total number of votes cast in the 
city of Minneapolis at the most recent state general election.  
If the requisite petition is filed within the prescribed period, 
the proposal does not become effective until it is approved by a 
majority of the voters voting on the question at a general or 
special election held at least 60 days after submission of the 
petition.  If the petition is filed, the governing body may 
reconsider its action in adopting the proposal. 
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 
enactment. 
    Presented to the governor March 30, 1992 
    Signed by the governor March 31, 1992, 6:00 p.m.