language to be deleted (2) new language
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.