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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 263-H.F.No. 1327 
           An act relating to elections; changing precinct caucus 
          dates and procedures; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1986, sections 202A.14, subdivision 1; and 202A.18, 
          subdivision 2. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 202A.14, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [TIME AND MANNER OF HOLDING; POSTPONEMENT.] 
At 8:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. on the third fourth Tuesday in March 
February 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 6:00 p.m. on the scheduled day 
of the caucus.  A postponed caucus may also be postponed 
pursuant to this subdivision. 
     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 202A.18, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  Nominations for the election of permanent 
officers and delegates shall remain open for at least the first 
half quarter hour of the caucus.  Election of delegates and 
alternates must begin within one hour of convening a caucus.  
Election of delegates and alternates may begin one-half hour 
after the convening of the caucus. 
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This act is effective January 1, 1988. 
    Approved May 27, 1987