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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 generalin an election or at an election to fill a vacancy in the office of United States senator or United States representativehas the right to be absent from work for the purpose of voting during the morning of electionthe 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.