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S.F. No. 694 - Saint Paul Port Authority Modifications
 
Author: Senator Foung Hawj
 
Prepared By: Alexis C. Stangl, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)
 
Date: February 27, 2015



 

Section 1 specifies that the Port Authority of Saint Paul may also be known as the Saint Paul Port Authority and may file a certificate of assumed name with the secretary of state.  This section specifies that port authorities are political subdivisions.  This section requires local approval.

Section 2 specifies that the term for a commissioner of the Saint Paul Port Authority begins August 1 of the year of the appointment and ends July 31 of the sixth year.  A commissioner shall continue to serve in office until reappointed or a new commissioner has been appointed and takes office. This section requires local approval.

Section 3 prohibits the Saint Paul Port Authority from taking lands owned, controlled, or used by Ramsey County without consent of the county board.  This section requires local approval.

Section 4 clarifies that the Saint Paul Port Authority has jurisdiction over rivers and lakes, and abutting park facilities, within the port district.  This section requires local approval.

Section 5 allows the Saint Paul Port Authority to work with and provide services to other government units or agencies with written consent of the government unit or agency. This section requires local approval.

Section 6, 7, and 8 delete redundant references to the city of Saint Paul.  Section 7 also inserts a reference to Ramsey County for establishing rules on the use of the river and abutting lands. Each section requires local approval.

Section 9 repeals Minnesota Statutes, § 469.084, subdivision 11 (requires city council consent for issues related to revenue bonds authorized by the port authority), and subdivision 12 (allows the city council to place a port authority employee under the direction of the mayor or city department).

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