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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                        CHAPTER 223--S.F.No. 271
           An act relating to Hennepin county; providing for the 
          conduct of a public safety communications service; 
          repealing Laws 1947, chapter 371, as amended. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS.] 
    Hennepin county may establish and rent, lease, construct, 
equip, and maintain a radio broadcasting station or stations, 
with land-fixed repeater stations and other necessary 
communication equipment, to be used for public safety 
communications.  It may acquire land by gift, purchase, or 
condemnation for use as a site for the stations.  Public safety 
communications may include police, fire, highway maintenance, 
emergency medical service, and other communications as 
determined by the county board.  
    Sec. 2.  [POLICY AND OPERATIONS.] 
    The public safety communications system shall be under the 
direction of the sheriff.  Public safety communications policies 
may be established by the board of county commissioners.  
     Sec. 3.  [EXTENSION OF SERVICES; CHARGES.] 
    Public safety communications services may be extended to 
any statutory or home rule charter city within the county, and 
to any adjoining county or statutory or home rule charter city 
in an adjoining county, upon the written request of its 
governing body to the Hennepin county board.  All the 
communications equipment used in connection with the extended 
service shall, unless otherwise provided by the Hennepin county 
board, be owned, maintained, and serviced by Hennepin county. 
The board with the advice of the sheriff may establish a charge 
for extended public safety communications services pursuant to 
Laws 1979, chapter 198, article II, section 8.  
     Sec. 4.  [DUTIES OF SHERIFF.] 
     The sheriff shall broadcast all public safety dispatches 
and reports which, in the sheriff's opinion, relate to public 
safety communications.  
    Sec. 5.  [REPEAL.] 
     Laws 1947, chapter 371, as amended by Laws 1949, chapter 
223, Laws 1951, chapter 612, and Laws 1955, chapter 731, is 
repealed.  
     Sec. 6.  [LOCAL APPROVAL.] 
     This act is effective the day after compliance with 
Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3, by the 
Hennepin county board. 
    Approved June 1, 1983