1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 3335 as follows:
1.2Page 1, after line 4, insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 375A.10, subdivision 5, is amended to
1.5    Subd. 5. Auditor-treasurer. In any county exercising the option provided
1.6in subdivision 2, clause (c), the office shall be known thereafter as the office of
1.7auditor-treasurer, if the office is to remain elective. If the board chooses to make the
1.8office of auditor-treasurer elective, and not require a referendum, it must act with the
1.9concurrence of 80 percent of its members.
1.10In the exercise of this option, the county board shall direct which of the offices of
1.11auditor or treasurer shall be terminated for the purpose of providing for the election to
1.12the single office of auditor-treasurer. The duties, functions and responsibilities which
1.13have been heretofore and which shall hereafter be required by statute to be performed
1.14by the county auditor and the county treasurer shall be vested in and performed by the
1.15auditor-treasurer without diminishing, prohibiting or avoiding those specific duties
1.16required by statute to be performed by the county auditor and the county treasurer.
1.17Nothing in this subdivision shall preclude the county from exercising the option to
1.18make the combined office of auditor-treasurer appointive as if it had been specifically
1.19enumerated in subdivision 2. If the combined office is to be appointive, a referendum
1.20under section 375A.12 shall be necessary, except as provided by section 375A.12,
1.21subdivision 2a.
1.22If the combined office is to be elective, a referendum under section 375A.12 shall
1.23be necessary if:
1.24(a) the county board requires a referendum; or
1.25(b) a referendum is required by a petition of a number of voters equal to ten
1.26percent of those voting in the county at the last general election that is received by the
2.1county auditor within 30 days after the second publication of the board resolution that
2.2orders the combination.
2.3The persons last elected to the positions of auditor and treasurer before adoption
2.4of the resolution shall serve in those offices and perform the duties of those offices until
2.5the completion of the terms to which they were elected.

2.6    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 375A.12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
2.7    Subd. 2. Form of government options. Except as provided in subdivision 2a, the
2.8options provided in sections 375A.01 to 375A.10 shall be adopted in any county only after
2.9an affirmative vote of the voters in the county on the question of the adoption of the
2.10option. Except as provided in section 375A.01, only one such plan may be submitted
2.11at any one election.

2.12    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 375A.12, is amended by adding a subdivision
2.13to read:
2.14    Subd. 2a. Publishing resolution; hearing; petition; referendum. An option
2.15provided in section 375A.10, subdivision 2, clause (a), for the appointment of the
2.16county auditor, county treasurer, or county recorder; or for the appointment of the
2.17auditor-treasurer under section 375A.10, subdivision 5, may be adopted by the county
2.18board by resolution if the option is approved by at least 80 percent of the members of the
2.19county board. Before the adoption of the resolution, the county board must publish a
2.20resolution notifying the public of its intent to consider the option once each week for two
2.21consecutive weeks in the official publication of the county. Following the publication,
2.22the county board shall provide an opportunity at its next regular meeting for public
2.23comment relating to the option, prior to formally adopting the option. The resolution
2.24may be adopted and implemented without the submission of the question to the voters
2.25of the county unless, within 60 days after the second publication of the resolution, a
2.26petition requesting a referendum, signed by at least ten percent of the registered voters
2.27of the county, is filed with the county auditor. If a petition is filed, the resolution may be
2.28implemented unless disapproved by a majority of the voters of the county voting on the
2.29question at a regular or special election.

2.30    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 382.01, is amended to read:
2.32In every county in this state there shall be elected at the general election in 1918 a
2.33county auditor, a county treasurer, sheriff, county recorder, county attorney, and coroner.
3.1The terms of office of these officers shall be four years and shall begin on the first
3.2Monday in January next succeeding their election. They shall hold office until their
3.3successors are elected and qualified. Each of these offices shall must be filled by election
3.4every four years thereafter, unless an office is consolidated with another county office, or
3.5made appointive under chapter 375A or some other general or special law."
3.6Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
3.7Amend the title accordingly