1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/18/2017 10:14am
A bill for an act
relating to local government; amending provisions relating to police and firefighters'
civil service commissions and employees of police and fire departments; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 420.03; 420.04; 420.16.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 420.03, is amended to read:
Except in a city having a combined police and firefighters' civil service commission,
the commission shall consist of three members who are citizens of the state and resident of
such city, and shall be appointed by the council of the city, and when first created one
commissioner shall be appointed for the term of one year, who shall be president of the
commission, one for the term of two years, and one for the term of three years, and all
commissioners shall hold office until their successors are appointed and qualified. The
council may remove any commissioner who in the judgment of the council has willfully
violated any of the provisions of sections 420.01 to 420.16. No commissioner shall, at the
time of appointment or while serving, hold any other office or employment under the city,
the United States, the state of Minnesota, or any public corporation or political division
thereof, other than the office of notary public or member of a civil service commission for
police officers or other municipal personnel. Each commissioner, before entering upon
duties, shall subscribe and file with the city clerk, an oath for the faithful discharge of the
duties. Except in a city having a combined police and firefighters' civil service commission,
there shall be appointed each year thereafter by the council one member of the commission
whose term of office shall be for three years, and each member of the commission shall be
president during the last year of the term. All vacancies in the commission shall be filled
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Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 420.04, is amended to read:
The commission shall first meet immediately after its appointment and deleted text beginthereafter on the
first Monday in February of each year at which meetings it shalldeleted text end select from its members a
secretary who shall serve until a successor is elected. The commission shall, from time to
time, fix the times of its meetings, and adopt, amend, and alter rules for its procedure. All
deleted text begin meetings shall be held and alldeleted text end records new text beginnew text endkept at the city hall.
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 420.16, is amended to read:
An applicant for examination, appointment, or promotion in the fire prevention service
of the city who shall, either directly or indirectly, give, render, or pay or promote to give,
render, or pay any money, service, or other thing to any person for or on account of or in
connection with the applicant's examination, appointment, or proposed appointment or
promotion, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to suspension or removal.
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Any officer or employee of the fire department, when operated under civil service in
accordance with the provisions of this chapter, who shall in any manner directly or indirectly
solicit, receive, or pay, or be in any manner concerned in soliciting, receiving, or paying
any assessment, subscription, or contribution for any party or political purpose shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to suspension or removal.
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Any person who shall solicit or receive directly or indirectly, or be in any manner
concerned in soliciting or receiving any assessment, contribution, or payment for any political
purpose from any officer or employee in a fire department operated under civil service as
in this chapter provided for, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
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