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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                        CHAPTER 114--S.F.No. 358
           An act relating to counties; permitting changes to 
          appointed coroners, medical examiners, and death 
          investigations in certain conditions; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1982, sections 390.005, by adding a 
          subdivision; and 390.35. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 390.005, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 2a.  [VACANCY; CORONER'S OFFICE.] Notwithstanding 
subdivision 2, when there is a vacancy in the office of coroner 
in any county in which the office has not been abolished, the 
board of county commissioners may by resolution declare its 
intention to fill the office by appointment.  Upon adoption of 
the resolution, the board shall fill the office by appointment 
immediately.  The coroner shall serve for a term as determined 
by the board but not to exceed four years.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 390.35, is 
amended to read:  
    390.35 [ELECTION TO FOLLOW SIMPLIFIED INVESTIGATION.] 
    Sections 390.31 to 390.35 apply only to those counties in 
which the county board elects to be bound by its provisions in 
lieu of any other law relating to coroners.  In any county in 
which sections 390.31 to 390.35 apply, the county board may by 
resolution resume death investigations under sections 390.005 to 
390.26.  The board shall then fill the office of coroner as 
provided by section 390.005.  
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This act is effective the day after final enactment. 
    Approved May 10, 1983