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                         Laws of Minnesota 1988 

                        CHAPTER 422-H.F.No. 1926 
           An act relating to emergency services; permitting 
          political subdivisions to authorize aid under certain 
          conditions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 
          12.27, by adding a subdivision. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 12.27, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 3.  The governing body or town board of a political 
subdivision may by resolution provide that an officer or 
designee of the officer may, exercising discretion and 
considering the needs of the political subdivision and its 
inhabitants, dispatch equipment and personnel as deemed 
necessary if there is a danger of fire, hazard, casualty, or 
another similar occurrence outside the political subdivision and 
by its suddenness it would be impractical for the governing body 
itself to authorize the dispatch of equipment and personnel to 
combat the occurrence. 
    Action under this subdivision is an act of the political 
subdivision.  All provisions for compensation of personnel, 
rental of equipment, liability insurance coverage, workers' 
compensation insurance, and other matters pertaining to the 
political subdivision, its equipment and personnel, apply in 
each case as if specifically authorized and directed. 
    The officer shall end the use of equipment and personnel 
when the need no longer exists or earlier at the officer's 
discretion if it appears to be in the best interest of the 
political subdivision. 
    Approved March 29, 1988