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                         Laws of Minnesota 1992 

                        CHAPTER 550-H.F.No. 2586 
           An act providing for a study of the civic and cultural 
          functions of downtown Saint Paul. 
    Subdivision 1.  The legislature finds that the capital city 
of Saint Paul: 
    (1) encourages the use of many of its downtown facilities 
for state agencies and their personnel; 
    (2) encourages a wide range of cultural attractions for 
tourists and visitors to the capital city that reflect its 
multicultural city and state community; and 
    (3) encourages the development of a strong link between the 
civic and cultural amenities of downtown and the capitol area to 
aid in economic development by establishing a true and 
distinguishable identity, building upon its civic and cultural 
industries to increase day and night time vitality. 
    Subd. 2.  A capital city cultural resources commission is 
established to review and recommend to the state legislature, 
the Ramsey county board, and the mayor of Saint Paul, the proper 
use of state and local financial resources to develop Saint Paul 
as a "cultural capital," a resource for the state and region, 
including, but not limited to: 
    (1) acquisition, construction, expansion, and remodeling of 
facilities comprising the cultural capital area of Saint Paul 
and downtown, including, but not limited to, the Saint Paul 
Civic Center complex, Saint Paul Public Library, Science Museum 
of Minnesota, Children's Museum, Minnesota Museum of Art, the 
Dahl House, Ordway Music Theatre, Landmark Center, and the 
historic and cultural attractions of the capitol area; 
    (2) plans for the possible use of the downtown and capitol 
areas as educational and visitors' center for the capital city; 
    (3) stabilization and ongoing support of the civic and 
cultural industries; 
    (4) attracting and developing new cultural institutions; 
    (5) riverfront enhancement for cultural, historical, and 
economic development purposes. 
    Subd. 3.  The commission shall be composed of 22 members 
selected as follows: 
    (1) three members from the Minnesota house of 
representatives, selected by the speaker from among the members 
whose district represents all or part of the city of Saint Paul; 
    (2) three members from the Minnesota senate, selected by 
the senate committee on rules and administration from among the 
members whose district represents all or part of the city of 
Saint Paul; 
    (3) one member of the Ramsey county board, selected by the 
county board; 
    (4) the mayor of the city of Saint Paul; 
    (5) two members of the Saint Paul city council, selected by 
the council; 
    (6) the chair of the capitol area architectural and 
planning board or designee; 
    (7) four members of the public, selected by the mayor of 
the city of Saint Paul, who are residents of or have their 
principal place of business located within the city of Saint 
    (8) one appointee of the Minnesota Historical Society; 
    (9) one appointee of the Minnesota Humanities Commission; 
    (10) one appointee of District Council Number 17; 
    (11) one appointee of the Minnesota Association of Museums; 
    (12) one appointee of the Heritage Preservation Commission; 
    (13) one appointee of the Minnesota department of tourism; 
    (14) one appointee of the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce. 
    The commission shall select a chair from among its members. 
Members of the commission shall serve without compensation. 
Expenses that would be reimbursed for state employees shall be 
reimbursed to members.  The commission may accept gifts, grants, 
or donations from public and private entities to assist with the 
cost of its work.  Gifts, grants, or donations are not subject 
to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10A, or other law or rule 
regulating lobbying expenses. 
    Subd. 4.  The members of the commission shall hold their 
first meeting on or before May 15, 1992.  The commission shall 
review plans and recommend priorities for the development and 
financing of projects and programs.  It shall submit a report on 
its findings and prioritized recommendations to the legislature, 
the city of Saint Paul, and the Ramsey county board on or before 
February 15, 1993. 
    Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 takes effect the day following final enactment 
and expires May 15, 1993. 
    Presented to the governor April 17, 1992 
    Signed by the governor April 24, 1992, 4:15 p.m.

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