Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

Key: (1) language to be deleted (2) new language

                            CHAPTER 58-S.F.No. 1116 
                  An act relating to Hennepin county; allowing use of 
                  certain county facilities for commercial wireless 
                  service providers and allowing the lease of sites for 
                  public safety communication equipment; modifying 
                  Hennepin county housing and redevelopment authority 
                  provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 
                  383B.255, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision; 
                  and 383B.77, subdivision 2. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 383B.255, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [RADIO SYSTEM.] Hennepin county may 
        establish and rent, lease, construct, equip, and maintain a 
        radio broadcasting station or stations, with land-fixed repeater 
        stations and other necessary communication equipment, to be used 
        for public safety communications.  It may acquire land by gift, 
        purchase, lease, or condemnation for use as a site for the 
        stations public safety communications equipment.  Public safety 
        communications sites may be acquired by lease for a period of up 
        to 25 years in duration.  Public safety communications may 
        include police, fire, highway maintenance, emergency medical 
        service, local government, forestry conservation, and other 
        communications as determined by the county board. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 383B.255, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [ANTENNA SITE USE AGREEMENTS.] Use of county 
        owned radio towers, building rooftops, lands, rights-of-way, and 
        easements may be made available to commercial wireless service 
        providers for the purpose of installing antennas and equipment 
        necessary for construction of the national wireless 
        telecommunications infrastructure.  Hennepin county may acquire 
        site use fees, or by gift or other means, improvements to public 
        safety communications facilities, or other personal property, as 
        compensation for antenna site use.  Antenna site use agreements 
        may be entered into by any means available and in the manner 
        determined by the county board, with or without advertisement 
        for bids. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 383B.77, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [LIMITATION.] This section does not limit or 
        restrict any existing housing and redevelopment authority or 
        prevent a municipality from creating an authority.  For purposes 
        of this subdivision, "housing and redevelopment authority" 
        includes any municipal department, agency, or authority of the 
        city of Minneapolis which exercises the powers of a housing and 
        redevelopment authority pursuant to section 469.003 or other 
        law.  The county authority shall notify a municipal authority by 
        January 31 of each year as to the activities the county 
        authority plans to participate in within the municipality.  The 
        municipal authority shall notify the county authority within 45 
        days of the date of the notice from the county authority, if the 
        municipal authority does not consent to the activities of the 
        county authority.  The county authority shall not exercise its 
        powers in a municipality where a housing and redevelopment 
        authority is established pursuant to section 469.003 was created 
        under Minnesota Statutes 1969, chapter 462, before June 8, 1971, 
        except as provided in this subdivision.  If a city housing and 
        redevelopment authority requests the county housing and 
        redevelopment authority to exercise any power or perform any 
        function of the municipal authority, the county authority may do 
           Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 3 is effective the day after the chief clerical 
        officer of Hennepin county complies with Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 645.021, subdivision 3. 
           Presented to the governor April 24, 1997 
           Signed by the governor April 28, 1997, 10:52 a.m.

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes