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S.F. No. 990 - Modifying the Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer Board
Author: Senator David J. Tomassoni
Prepared By: Joan White, Senate Counsel (651/296-3814)
Date: March 18, 2019


Sections 1 and 2 (Laws 2009, chapter 122, section 3, subds. 1 and 2) updates the name of the “Ironworld” to “Minnesota Discovery Center.”

Section 2 (Laws 2009, chapter 122, section 3, subd. 2) amends the Sanitary Sewer District Board composition by allowing the town board of each township that joins the district to appoint one member, instead of one resident, to the sewer board. Also, the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) member does not need to be a resident of the municipality, and language is added allowing members of the sewer board to also be a member of the governing body of the municipality appointing the member.

Both sections 1 and 2 require local approval.  Section 1 is effective following the day after timely compliance with local approval procedures. Section 2 is effective retroactively from December 27, 2003, once timely compliance with local approval procedures is complete.  All board appointments made since are deemed ratified and confirmed.

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