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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 335-H.F.No. 1374 
           An act relating to the office of the attorney general; 
          removing the numerical limit on the number of 
          assistant attorneys general; authorizing the attorney 
          general to delegate contract review duties; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 8.02, subdivision 1; 
          proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
          chapter 8. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 8.02, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTIES AND ASSISTANTS.] 
The attorney general may appoint, and at pleasure remove, six 
deputy attorneys general and 16 35 assistant attorneys general.  
The appointees shall render such aid as is required of them in 
the discharge of the official duties of the attorney general.  
To the extent authorized in writing by the attorney general, 
they shall have authority to appear before grand juries or in 
any court of this state, as the attorney general personally 
might do. 
    The attorney general shall have power to employ such 
assistance, whether lay, legal, or expert, as the attorney 
general deems necessary for the protection of the interests of 
the state through the proper conduct of its legal business. 
    Sec. 2.  [8.20] [DELEGATION OF CONTRACT REVIEW.] 
    The attorney general may delegate the power to approve 
contracts as to form and execution to any state official if it 
is determined that the delegation will produce a significant, 
demonstrable improvement in the efficiency or operation of state 
government.  The attorney general may condition the delegation 
as the attorney general determines to be necessary to protect 
the interests of the state. 
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 
enactment. 
    Approved May 29, 1987