language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to public buildings; removing a requirement that a city hold a referendum before building, equipping, or maintaining a memorial for war veterans;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 416.01.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
The governing body of any city of this state, however organized, may, after the approval of a majority of the voters of such city, voting on the question at a special election called for the purpose, or at a general election or an annual election, in the notice whereof the proposal to do so has been submitted for approval or rejection, adopt an ordinance providing for the erection, equipment, and maintenance of a building or monument or parks in recognition of the services performed by soldiers, sailors, marines, and war veterans of the United States. The ordinance may also provide for the supervision and control of such building or monument or parks after its erection. The estimated cost, as determined by the governing body, of such monument or parks or building, shall be stated in such notice and in the proposal to be voted upon; provided, that no sum shall be expended for any such purpose more than ten percent in excess of the amount so stated in such notice. The governing body of such city, after such approval, is authorized to acquire a site within such city upon which such monument or parks or building may be erected; provided, that before such election the site shall be designated and the cost thereof specified in such election notice.
Presented to the governor April 23, 2008
Signed by the governor April 25, 2008, 4:06 p.m.