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                            CHAPTER 112-H.F.No. 565 
                  An act relating to metropolitan area housing; 
                  authorizing the metropolitan council to operate a 
                  federal section 8 housing program within the 
                  metropolitan area pursuant to joint exercise of powers 
                  agreements; amending Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 
                  473.195, subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 473.195, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  In addition to, and not in limitation of, 
        all other powers invested in it by law, the council, and the 
        members thereof, shall have, throughout the metropolitan area, 
        the same functions, rights, powers, duties, privileges, 
        immunities and limitations as are provided for housing and 
        redevelopment authorities created for municipalities, and for 
        the commissioners of such authorities.  The provisions of 
        sections 469.001 to 469.047 and of all other laws relating to 
        housing and redevelopment authorities shall be applicable to the 
        council when functioning as an authority, except as herein 
        provided or as clearly indicated otherwise from the context of 
        such laws.  Section 469.003 shall have no application to the 
        council nor to any municipality or county within which the 
        council undertakes a project.  Any municipality or county, and 
        the governing bodies of any municipality or county, within and 
        for which the council undertakes a project shall have all the 
        powers, authority and obligations granted to municipalities and 
        counties by the provisions of sections 469.001 to 469.047 and 
        all other laws relating to housing and redevelopment 
        authorities.  The council may plan and propose projects within 
        the boundaries of any municipality, and may otherwise exercise 
        the powers of an authority at any time; provided, however, that 
        the council shall not implement any housing project, housing 
        development project, redevelopment project or urban renewal 
        project within the boundaries of any municipality or county 
        without the prior approval of the governing body of the 
        municipality or county in which any such project is to be 
        located; and provided further that the council shall not propose 
        any project to the governing body of a municipality or county 
        having an active authority created pursuant to section 469.003, 
        or pursuant to special legislation, without first submitting the 
        proposed project to the municipal or county authority for its 
        review and recommendations; and provided further that as to any 
        project proposed by the council and approved by the municipality 
        or county, the council shall not undertake the project if within 
        60 days after it has been proposed, the municipality or county 
        agrees to undertake the project.  Notwithstanding section 
        469.012, subdivision 3, the council may plan and administer a 
        section 8 program in the metropolitan area without the approval 
        of the governing body of the local governmental unit or housing 
        and redevelopment authority in whose jurisdiction the program is 
        operated.  The council shall not operate a section 8 program in 
        the jurisdiction of a local governmental unit or housing and 
        redevelopment authority in the metropolitan area which was 
        operating its own section 8 program under a separate annual 
        contributions contract with the Department of Housing and Urban 
        Development on January 1, 1990, provided that the council may 
        continue to operate or administer a section 8 program within 
        such jurisdictions until the council completes an orderly 
        transfer of its section 8 program responsibilities in such 
        jurisdictions under the provisions of section 471.59, or any 
        other appropriate law providing for joint or cooperative action 
        between governmental units.  For purposes of this subdivision, 
        "section 8 program" has the meaning given it in section 469.002, 
        subdivision 24.  For the purposes of this subdivision, "annual 
        contributions contract" has the meaning given it in United 
        States Code, title 42, section 1437f, and implementing federal 
        regulations.  All plans and projects of the council shall be 
        consistent with the comprehensive development guide. 
           Sec. 2.  [APPLICATION.] 
           Section 1 applies to the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, 
        Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 2, 1995 
           Signed by the governor May 3, 1995, 10:52 a.m.

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota Revisor of Statutes