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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                        CHAPTER 240-H.F.No. 1387 
           An act relating to public buildings; requiring that 
          legislative hearing rooms and the house and senate 
          chambers be fitted with devices to aid the 
          hearing-impaired; appropriating money; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16B.61, by adding a 
          subdivision. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16B.61, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [ACCESS FOR THE HEARING-IMPAIRED.] All rooms in 
the state office building and in the capitol that are used by 
the house of representatives or the senate for legislative 
hearings, and the public galleries overlooking the house and 
senate chambers, must be fitted with assistive listening devices 
for the hearing-impaired.  Each hearing room and the public 
galleries must have a sufficient number of receivers available 
so that hearing-impaired members of the public may participate 
in the committee hearings and public sessions of the house and 
senate. 
    Sec. 2.  [APPROPRIATION.] 
    $30,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the 
commissioner of administration for purposes of section 1, to be 
available for the biennium ending June 30, 1993. 
    Presented to the governor May 24, 1991 
    Signed by the governor May 28, 1991, 9:48 a.m.