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After the creation or reorganization of a hospital district, a city or town whose territory is
contiguous to the district or contiguous to a city or town that is contiguous to the district at any
point may ask to be annexed to the district. The resolution is subject to referendum according
to section 447.31, subdivision 3. Annexed territory is subject to taxation like other property in
the district for the support of its facilities and for the payment of principal and interest becoming
due after the annexation on bonds of the district, whether authorized or issued before or after the
annexation. If the hospital district has outstanding bonds or has voted bonds that are not yet
issued, the annexation must not be requested unless approved by a majority of the electors of
the city or town voting on the question at a regular or special election. The hospital board may
condition its approval of the annexation upon the contribution, by or on behalf of the city or
town to be annexed, to the capital improvement fund or the bond sinking fund of the hospital
district, of an amount agreed upon as a reasonable estimate of the proportionate share, properly
applicable to the annexed territory, of capital costs previously paid by the district, having regard
to contributions previously made by cities and towns in the district and their inhabitants, and
principal and interest already paid on bonds of the district. A city or town asking to be annexed
may appropriate money or may authorize, issue, and sell its bonds or may accept and spend
contributions from private parties to pay the proportionate share agreed upon. Each annexation
becomes effective upon the date of adoption of the hospital board's resolution approving the
annexation, or on a later date as the resolution prescribes. A certified copy of the resolution must
be filed as provided in section 447.31, subdivision 4, for resolutions creating the district.
History: 1959 c 570 s 6; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1987 c 229 art 10 s 1; 2000 c 290 s 1

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