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HF 577

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/17/2011 10:36am

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to the secretary of state; funding legal fees imposed by the federal
courts; providing for reimbursement of expenses relating to the recount in the
2010 gubernatorial election; appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; PAYMENT OF LEGAL FEES.
new text end

new text begin $280,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the secretary of state in fiscal year
2011 for the payment of legal fees imposed by the United States District Court, District of
Minnesota, in the case of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. et al v. Mark Ritchie
et al. (Case 08-cv-5285-MJD-AJB). If a lesser amount is ordered, the remainder of the
appropriation must be returned to the general fund. This appropriation remains available
until June 30, 2013.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; REIMBURSEMENT OF RECOUNT COSTS.
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new text begin $322,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the secretary of state in fiscal year
2011 for the reimbursement of costs of recounts during the 2010 general election, to be
paid to counties consistent with the cost survey of the counties previously conducted
by the secretary of state and for reimbursement to the secretary of state costs in those
recounts already paid by the secretary of state to the counties. This appropriation remains
available until December 31, 2011.
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Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
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new text begin Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final enactment.
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