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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                        CHAPTER 245-H.F.No. 326 
           An act relating to elections; providing for time off 
          to vote in state primaries and the presidential 
          primary; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 
          204C.04. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 204C.04, is 
amended to read: 
    204C.04 [EMPLOYEES; TIME OFF TO VOTE.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [RIGHT TO BE ABSENT.] Every employee who is 
eligible to vote at a state general in an election or at an 
election to fill a vacancy in the office of United States 
senator or United States representative has the right to be 
absent from work for the purpose of voting during the morning of 
election the day of that election, without penalty or deduction 
from salary or wages because of the absence.  An employer or 
other person may not directly or indirectly refuse, abridge, or 
interfere with this right or any other election right of an 
employee.  
    Subd. 2.  [ELECTIONS COVERED.] For purposes of this 
section, "election" means a regularly scheduled state primary or 
general election, an election to fill a vacancy in the office of 
United States senator or United States representative, or a 
presidential primary as described in section 207A.01 unless it 
is conducted by mail.  
    Subd. 3.  [PENALTY.] A person who violates this section is 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and the county attorney shall prosecute 
the violation. 
    Presented to the governor May 24, 1991 
    Signed by the governor May 28, 1991, 9:58 a.m.