|Senate Counsel & Research||State of Minnesota|
|S.F. No. 962 - Modifying Requirements for State Financed Aircraft Maintenance Facilities in Duluth|
|Author:||Senator Yvonne Pretttner Solon|
|Prepared by:||Thomas S. Bottern, Senate Counsel (651/296-3810)|
|Date:||March 8, 2007|
S.F. No. 962 makes changes to the 1991 law that authorized financial assistance for Northwest Airlines (NWA). Part of that assistance was financing for an aircraft heavy maintenance facility at the Duluth airport. In August 2005, NWA declared bankruptcy and NWA mechanics went on strike. The Duluth facility has not been used since then. The changes in this bill, proposed by the Department of Finance and the Attorney General's office, will facilitate reuse of the Duluth facility.
Section 1. Use of Proceeds; Aircraft Maintenance Facility. Strikes language permitting the Metropolitan Airports Commission to own the aircraft heavy maintenance facility at the Duluth International Airport financed under this law. This authority was never used.
Section 2. General Powers. Clarifies that the commissioner of finance may lease out the facility. Permits leasing or selling the facility to another person if there is a default, subject to approval of the commissioner of finance. Provides that the commissioner's approval is not required if the bond trustee has taken control of the facility as a result of default.
Section 3. Approval (Powers and Duties of Trustee). Provides that the commissioner's approval is not required if the bond trustee has taken control of the facility as a result of default.
Section 4. Repealer. Repeals:
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