465.715 Political subdivisions; lease purchase agreements; corporations.
Subdivision 1. Statutory authorization required. A county, home rule charter city, statutory city, town, school district, or other political subdivision may not create a corporation, whether for profit or not for profit, unless explicitly authorized to do so by law.
Subd. 2. Pre-December 1, 1996, lease purchase agreements. The validity of any lease purchase agreement entered into prior to December 1, 1996, and subsequent refinancings are not affected by either the amount of consideration paid by a lessor for an interest in real property or, in the case of lessors organized by or on behalf of the city, county, town, or school district, any defect in or lack of authority to organize such entity. A nonprofit corporation organized by or on behalf of a city, county, town, or school district, for the purpose of a lease purchase agreement, may continue in existence until the end of any lease agreement in effect on December 1, 1996, but thereafter is dissolved. During its existence, the nonprofit corporation shall conduct only business that is necessary and directly related to the lease agreement. The nonprofit corporation is a public corporation for purposes of section 465.035 and is subject to all laws as if it were a part of the city, county, town, or school district.
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