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                         Laws of Minnesota 1986 

                        CHAPTER 324-S.F.No. 2069
           An act relating to elections; providing for 
          postponement of precinct caucuses in case of inclement 
          weather; amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 
          202A.14, subdivision 1. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 202A.14, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [TIME AND MANNER OF HOLDING; POSTPONEMENT.] 
At 8:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday in March in every state 
general election year there shall be held for every election 
precinct a party caucus in the manner provided in sections 
202A.14 to 202A.19, except that in the event of severe weather a 
major political party may request the secretary of state to 
postpone caucuses.  If a major political party makes a request, 
or upon the secretary of state's own initiative, after 
consultation with all major political parties and on the advice 
of the federal weather bureau and the department of 
transportation, the secretary of state may declare precinct 
caucuses to be postponed for a week in counties where weather 
makes travel especially dangerous.  The secretary of state shall 
submit a notice of the postponement to news media covering the 
affected counties by six o'clock p.m. on the scheduled day of 
the caucus.  A postponed caucus may also be postponed pursuant 
to this subdivision. 
    Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This act is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved March 17, 1986