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                         Laws of Minnesota 1988 

                        CHAPTER 479-H.F.No. 1773 
           An act relating to the statutes; directing the revisor 
          of statutes to assign chapter numbers to enrollments 
          and publish bills in Laws of Minnesota in the chapter 
          number order; providing for showing on enrollments and 
          publications of the time of final enactment of bills; 
          maintaining existing law on determination of final 
          enactment despite the change in the method of 
          numbering chapters of enrollments and publications; 
          amending Minnesota Statutes 1986, sections 3.19; 
          3C.04, subdivision 5; 3C.06, subdivision 1; and 
          645.01; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 
          Statutes, chapter 4. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 3.19, is 
amended to read:  
    All bills, joint resolutions, and legislative acts shall be 
engrossed or enrolled in the manner provided by section 3C.04 
and the rules of the senate and the house of representatives or 
the joint rules thereof.  In the engrossing or enrolling of 
bills copying machines and other labor saving devices and 
equipment shall be used to the greatest possible extent.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 3C.04, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 5.  [ENGROSSMENT AND ENROLLMENT.] The revisor's 
office shall assist in the enrollment and engrossment of bills 
and related documents.  Senate bills and related documents are 
to be under the supervision of the secretary of the senate.  
House bills and related documents are to be under the 
supervision of the chief clerk of the house of representatives.  
    In preparing an engrossment or enrollment, the revisor may 
correct misspelled words and other minor clerical errors.  No 
correction of this kind constitutes an alteration or departure 
from the text as shown in the journals of the Senate and House 
of Representatives.  
    In preparing an enrollment of a bill passed at a 
legislative session, the revisor shall assign the bill a chapter 
number.  The order of numbering is the order of the date of the 
legislature's last vote on the bill before its presentment to 
the governor.  The revisor, as the agent of the legislature, 
shall present the enrolled bills to the governor and report to 
the house of origin the date of presentment of the enrollment.  
The revisor shall show on the enrollment the date the enrollment 
was presented to the governor. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 3C.06, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.] As soon as possible 
after a session of the legislature has adjourned each year, the 
revisor shall publish the laws and resolutions passed at of the 
session in a publication called "Laws of Minnesota."  It must be 
identified by the year of the session and have suitable 
headnotes and indexes as required by subdivision 4.  Each law 
must be shown with the chapter number assigned to its enrollment 
under section 3C.04, subdivision 5.  For each law, the revisor 
shall show the date when it was presented to the governor as 
shown on the enrolled bill and the date and time of day it was:  
    (1) signed by the governor; 
    (2) enacted finally without the governor's signature; or 
    (3) approved by the legislature after the governor's veto. 
    For any bill that was vetoed, the revisor shall show that 
it was vetoed.  If appropriate, the revisor shall show that the 
bill was reconsidered and not approved by the legislature.  If 
not reconsidered, the revisor shall show whether or not the 
legislature has subsequently adjourned sine die. 
    Sec. 4.  [4.034] [ENROLLED BILLS.] 
    When the governor signs an enrolled bill to finally enact 
it into law as provided by the constitution, the governor shall 
note on the enrolled bill the date and time of day of signing. 
The governor shall then file the bill with the secretary of 
    When the governor vetoes a bill, the governor shall file a 
notice with the secretary of state indicating the chapter number 
of the vetoed bill. 
     When the governor neither signs nor vetoes a bill and 
legislative adjournment does not prevent its return, then the 
governor shall file the bill with the secretary of state with a 
notice that the governor is allowing the bill to become law 
without the governor's signature.  If legislative adjournment 
does prevent its return, then the governor shall file a notice 
with the secretary of state indicating that the bill has been 
pocket vetoed.  The notice must identify the enrolled bill by 
chapter number.  The bill itself must be retained in the records 
of the governor's office.  
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 645.01, is 
amended to read:  
    645.01 [WORDS AND PHRASES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  When used in this chapter the following 
words and phrases have the meanings ascribed to them in this 
    (1) Subd. 2.  "Final enactment" or "enacted finally" means 
the time when the procedure required by the constitution for the 
enactment of a bill into a law has been complied with; for a 
bill passed by the legislature and signed by the governor means 
the date and time of day the governor signed the bill.  For a 
bill passed by the legislature and allowed to become law without 
signature by the governor, it means the end of the last day on 
which the governor could have returned the bill with a veto to 
the legislature.  For a bill passed by the legislature but 
vetoed and reconsidered and approved by the legislature after 
the veto, it means the date and time of day of the final 
legislative vote approving the vetoed bill. 
    (2) Subd. 3.  "Legislature" means the senate and the house 
of representatives of the state of Minnesota. 
    In editions of the Laws of Minnesota published in 1989, 
1990, 1991, and 1992, the revisor of statutes shall publish a 
notice to the public explaining the change in enrollment and 
chapter numbering under sections 1 to 5.  The notice shall 
explain the former and new numbering methods and that the order 
of final enactment is determined by reference to the date of 
final enactment and not to the enrollment or chapter numbers. 
    Sec. 7.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 to 6 are effective January 1, 1989. 
    Approved April 12, 1988

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