|Senate Counsel & Research||State of Minnesota|
|S.F. No. 1253 - Relating to the City of St. Paul|
|Author:||Senator Sandra Pappas|
|Prepared by:||Daniel P. McGowan, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)|
|Date:||March 11, 2005|
Section 1. Definitions section.
Section 2 creates the nonprofit organization.
Subdivision 1 provides the authority for St. Paul to create the nonprofit organization.
Subdivision 2 provides for the mayor to appoint a majority of the nonprofit's governing board, subject to the approval of the St. Paul City Council. Further requires the mayor to appoint three City Council members to the board and that the mayor is the only one who can remove mayoral appointees.
Subdivision 3 provides for the governing board to appoint a president of the nonprofit organization, subject to approval by the mayor.
Subdivision 4 exempts the nonprofit board from conflicts of interest with regard to contracts and transactions between the nonprofit and the city.
Section 3, subdivision 1, permits the city to contract with the nonprofit to equip, maintain, manage, and operate all or a portion of the RiverCentre complex and to manage and operate a convention and visitors bureau. The nonprofit would be authorized to use the city attorney services and the city's purchasing department.
Subdivision 2 requires the city to protect the bondholders' rights under the bonds for the RiverCentre complex and that the complex retains the same tax exemptions as it had when it was the responsibility of the city. Excludes the RiverCentre concert ticket sales from the sales tax exemption for nonprofit arts organizations.
Subdivision 3 requires the nonprofit organization to comply with the open meeting law and the government Data Practices Act, the same as the city would be required to, to the extent practicable.
Subdivision 4 makes the nonprofit organization the successor to the RiverCentre authority under certain enumerated laws and that the RiverCentre authority would cease to exist for as long as the city's contract with the nonprofit is in effect.
Section 4 makes the nonprofit organization a "municipality" for the purposes of the municipal tort liability statute and requires the city to defend and indemnify the nonprofit against claims arising out of the nonprofit's performance under the contract with the city.
Section 5. Local approval and effective date provision.
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