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Minnesota Session Laws - 2014, Regular Session

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

CHAPTER 229--S.F.No. 2162

An act

relating to Hennepin County; modifying the multijurisdictional reinvestment program;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 383B.79, subdivisions 1, 2, 5.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 383B.79, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Program created authorized.

A multijurisdictional reinvestment program is authorized involving Hennepin County, the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and one or more of the following political subdivisions: the cities of Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center, and other interested statutory or home rule charter cities in Hennepin County, the Minneapolis Park Board, and the Three Rivers Park District is created, and any watershed district entirely or partially located in Hennepin County. The multijurisdictional program must may include plans for housing rehabilitation and removals, industrial polluted land cleanup, water ponding, environmental cleanup, community corridor connections, corridor planning, creation of green space, acquisition of property, development and redevelopment of parks and open space, water quality and lakeshore improvement, development and redevelopment of housing and existing commercial projects, economic development, and job creation.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 383B.79, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Use of appropriations.

Up to one-half of any state appropriation for the program created authorized in subdivision 1 may be used by the county as a grant to the cities of Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center to provide assistance in a capital nature for constructing public infrastructure improvements in order to further economic development.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 383B.79, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Financing.

Hennepin County or the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority may appropriate funds for any of the activities described in subdivision 1, whether or not state funds are appropriated for the activity. Hennepin County may include any part of the costs of a project described in section 469.002, subdivision 12, or in a designated transit improvement area as defined in section 469.351, subdivision 1, paragraph (f), in a capital improvement plan adopted under section 373.40, and may issue bonds for such purposes pursuant to and subject to the procedures and limitations set forth in section 373.40, whether or not the capital improvement to be financed is to be owned by the county or any other governmental entity. Such purposes are in addition to the capital improvements described in section 373.40, but shall not include a sports facility building designed or used primarily for professional sports. No funds appropriated under this subdivision may be used to pay operating expenses.

Presented to the governor May 8, 2014

Signed by the governor May 9, 2014, 10:13 a.m.

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