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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. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [CAPITAL CITY CULTURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION.] 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; and (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 Paul; (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; and (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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