Will DMC Authority be subject to open meetings/records laws?
Here's an open letter from former Olmsted County Attorney Ray Schmitz (actually sent to legislators, also) regarding the Destination Medical Center's Development Authority board, the nine-member panel that would be in charge of business -- great question.
Reviewing the current version of HF409 available online I do not find any clear language the establishes the application of the Minnesota Public Meeting and Public Records laws to the new authority that is created and to the corporation that has to be created/contracted with to implement the statute.
I assume that it is not your intent to have these organizations function out of the public eye so I assume that you will add language to clearly make them subject to these statutes.
I need to acknowledge that there are some statutory references in the draft that are confusing, that is, they do not appear to refer to existing statutes or to have any logical connection so it may be that these issues can be clarified easily.