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                            CHAPTER 359-S.F.No. 2568 
                  An act relating to Hennepin county; removing certain 
                  limitations on the county board's ability to lease 
                  real property; removing limitations on the county 
                  board's authority to construct off-street parking 
                  facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 
                  383B.159; 383B.20, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota 
                  Statutes 2000, section 383B.20, subdivision 4. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 383B.159, is 
        amended to read: 
           383B.159 [REAL PROPERTY LEASES.] 
           The county board of commissioners of Hennepin county may 
        contract for the leasing of real property from individuals, 
        private or public corporations, or other governmental agencies 
        for a period of no longer than five years duration. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 383B.20, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ACQUISITION.] The county of Hennepin, 
        subject to the limitation imposed by subdivision 4, may use and 
        develop any property heretofore acquired or hereafter acquired 
        by gift, lease, purchase or condemnation proceedings, which 
        condemnation proceedings shall be in accordance with chapter 
        117, any real property within said county of Hennepin, or any 
        interest therein, deemed by the board of county commissioners to 
        be needed for the purposes of providing off-street parking 
        facilities in conjunction with any of the public buildings which 
        are under the control of the board of county commissioners for 
        county purposes.  If the off-street parking facilities are not 
        acquired or bettered in conjunction with or primarily to serve 
        any of the public buildings which are under the control of the 
        board of county commissioners for county purposes, the 
        off-street parking project must be approved by the city council 
        of the city in which the facilities are to be located.  The term 
        "off-street parking facilities" as used in this section includes 
        lots, lanes, garages, ramps or other structures and accessories. 
           Sec. 3.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 383B.20, subdivision 4, is 
        repealed. 
           Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE; LOCAL APPROVAL.] 
           Sections 1 to 3 are effective the day after August 1, 2002, 
        that is the day after the governing body of Hennepin county and 
        its chief clerical officer timely complete their compliance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3. 
           Presented to the governor May 2, 2002 
           Signed by the governor May 3, 2002, 9:45 a.m.