85A.01 CREATION; ORGANIZATION.
Subdivision 1. Creation.
The Minnesota Zoological Garden is established under the
supervision and control of the Minnesota Zoological Board. The board consists of 30 public
and private sector members having a background or interest in zoological societies or zoo
management or an ability to generate community interest in the Minnesota Zoological Garden.
Fifteen members shall be appointed by the board after consideration of a list supplied by board
members serving on a nominating committee, and 15 members shall be appointed by the
governor. One member of the board must be a resident of Dakota County and shall be appointed
by the governor after consideration of the recommendation of the Dakota County Board. Board
appointees shall not be subject to the advice and consent of the senate.
To the extent possible, the board and governor shall appoint members who are residents of
the various geographic regions of the state. Terms, compensation, and removal of members are as
provided in section
. In making appointments, the governor and board shall utilize the
appointment process as provided under section
and consider, among other factors, the
ability of members to garner support for the Minnesota Zoological Garden.
A member of the board may not be an employee of or have a direct or immediate family
financial interest in a business that provides goods or services to the zoo. A member of the board
may not be an employee of the zoo.
Subd. 1a.[Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 13 s 376
Subd. 1b.[Repealed, 1989 c 335 art 1 s 270
Subd. 2. Officers.
The board shall annually elect from among its members a chair and other
officers necessary for the performance of its duties.
Subd. 3. State employees.
The director, officers and employees are included in the meaning
of state employee under the provisions of section
352.01, subdivision 2A
Subd. 4. Board meetings.
The board shall meet at such times and places as it may determine.
Subd. 5. Statement of economic interest.
Members of the board are not required to file a
statement of economic interest with the state Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board
History: 1969 c 868 s 1; 1976 c 134 s 19-21; 1977 c 368 s 1; 1983 c 301 s 102; 1983 c
305 s 13; 1Sp1985 c 13 s 202,203,374; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 206 s 2-4; 1989 c 335 art 1 s 72;
1997 c 202 art 2 s 63