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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                        CHAPTER 282-S.F.No. 1474 
           An act relating to occupations and professions; barber 
          registration; clarifying registration requirements for 
          barbers, apprentices, and instructors; expanding 
          causes for discipline; providing for summary 
          suspension; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 
          154.01; 154.03; 154.04; 154.05; 154.06; 154.065, 
          subdivisions 2 and 4; 154.07, subdivisions 1, 3, 5, 6, 
          and by adding a subdivision; 154.09; 154.10; 154.11; 
          154.12; 154.14; 154.15; 154.16; 154.18; and 154.22; 
          proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
          chapter 154; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1990, 
          sections 154.065, subdivisions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8; 
          154.07, subdivision 2; 154.085; 154.13; and 154.17. 
           BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.01, is 
amended to read: 
    154.01 [REGISTRATION MANDATORY.] 
    (a) No person shall practice, offer to practice, or attempt 
to practice, barbering without a current certificate of 
registration as a registered barber, issued pursuant to 
provisions of this chapter by the board of barber 
examiners hereinafter established.  
    (b) No person shall serve, offer to serve, or attempt to 
serve, as an apprentice under a registered barber until notice 
has been filed with the board of the person's intention of 
becoming an apprentice under a registered barber without a 
current certificate of registration as a registered apprentice 
or temporary apprentice permit issued pursuant to provisions of 
this chapter by the board of barber examiners.  The registered 
apprentice shall, prior to or immediately upon issuance of the 
apprentice's certificate of registration, and immediately after 
changing employment, advise the board of the name, address, and 
certificate number of the registered barber under whom the 
registered apprentice is working.  
    (c) It is unlawful to No person shall operate a barber shop 
unless it is at all times under the direct supervision and 
management of a registered barber and the owner or operator of 
the barber shop possesses a current shop registration card, 
issued under this chapter by the board of barber examiners.  
    (d) No person shall serve, offer to serve, or attempt to 
serve as an instructor of barbering without a current 
certificate of registration as a registered instructor of 
barbering or a temporary permit as an instructor of barbering, 
as provided for the board by rule, issued under this chapter by 
the board of barber examiners. 
    (e) No person shall operate a barber school unless the 
owner or operator possesses a current certificate of 
registration as a barber school, issued under this chapter by 
the board of barber examiners. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.03, is 
amended to read: 
    154.03 [APPRENTICES MAY BE EMPLOYED.] 
    A registered apprentice may not independently practice 
barbering, but may as an apprentice do any or all of the acts 
constituting the practice of barbering only if the registered 
apprentice is, at all times, under the immediate personal 
supervision of a registered barber and is in compliance with 
this chapter and the rules of the board.  
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.04, is 
amended to read: 
    154.04 [PERSONS EXEMPT FROM COMPLIANCE REGISTRATION.] 
    The following persons are exempt from the provisions of 
this chapter while in the proper discharge of their professional 
duties: 
    (1) Persons authorized by the law of this state to practice 
medicine, surgery, osteopathy, and chiropractic; 
    (2) Commissioned medical or surgical officers of the United 
States army, navy, or marine hospital service armed services; 
    (3) Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and 
nursing aides performing services under the direction and 
supervision of a registered nurse, provided, however, that no 
additional compensation shall be paid for such service and 
patients who are so attended shall not be charged for barbering; 
    (4) Persons practicing beauty culture, provided, however, 
that persons practicing beauty culture shall not hold themselves 
out as barbers or, except in the case of manicurists, practice 
their occupation in a barber shop. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.05, is 
amended to read: 
    154.05 [WHO MAY RECEIVE CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRATION AS A 
REGISTERED BARBER.] 
    A person is qualified to receive a certificate of 
registration to practice barbering as a registered barber: 
    (1) who is qualified under the provisions of section 
154.06; 
    (2) who is at least 18 years of age; 
    (3) who is of good moral character and temperate habits and 
free from any contagious or infectious disease; and 
    (4) who has practiced as a registered apprentice for a 
period of 12 months under the immediate personal supervision of 
a registered barber; and 
    (5) (3) who has passed a satisfactory an examination 
conducted by the board of barber examiners to determine fitness 
to practice barbering.  
    An applicant for a certificate of registration to practice 
as a registered barber who fails to pass a satisfactory the 
examination conducted by the board must shall continue to 
practice as an apprentice for an additional two months before 
being again entitled to take the examination for a registered 
barber.  
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.06, is 
amended to read: 
    154.06 [WHO MAY RECEIVE CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRATION AS A 
REGISTERED APPRENTICE.] 
    A person is qualified to receive a certificate of 
registration as a registered apprentice: 
    (1) Who has completed at least ten grades of an approved 
school; 
    (2) Who is of good moral character and temperate habits and 
free from any contagious or infectious disease; 
    (3) Who has been graduated from a school of barbering 
barber school approved by the board of barber examiners; and 
    (4) (3) Who has passed a satisfactory an examination 
conducted by the board to determine fitness to practice as a 
registered apprentice.  
    An applicant for a certificate of registration to practice 
as an apprentice who fails to pass a satisfactory the 
examination conducted by the board is required to complete a 
further course of study of not less than at least 500 hours, to 
be completed in six months, of not more than eight hours in any 
one working day, in a barber school of barbering approved by the 
board.  
    A certificate of registration of an apprentice shall be a 
temporary certificate and shall be valid for four years from the 
date of the certificate of registration is issued by the board 
and shall not be renewed thereafter.  During such four-year 
period the certificate of registration shall remain in full 
force and effect only if the apprentice complies with all the 
provisions of this chapter, as amended, including the payment of 
an annual fee, and the rules of the board of barber examiners.  
    If any registered apprentice shall, during the term in 
which the temporary certificate of registration is in effect, 
enter full time active duty in the armed forces of the United 
States of America, the expiration date of the temporary 
certificate of registration shall be extended by a period of 
time equal to the period or periods of active duty.  
    Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.065, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [QUALIFICATIONS.] No certificate of registration 
shall be issued to any person under this section unless that 
person has the following minimum qualifications A person is 
qualified to receive a certificate of registration as an 
instructor of barbering who: 
    (a) (1) is at least 25 years of age; 
    (b) is a graduate from an approved high school, or its 
equivalent, as determined by examination by the state board 
department of education; 
    (c) (2) has qualified for a teacher's or instructor's 
vocational certificate; 
    (d) (3) has at least three years experience as a 
licensed registered barber in this state, or its equivalent as 
determined by the board; and 
    (e) (4) has passed the an examination prescribed and 
conducted by the board of barber examiners on subjects provided 
by the laws governing licensing of barbers in Minnesota to 
determine fitness to instruct in barbering. 
    A certificate of registration under this section is 
provisional until a teacher's or instructor's vocational 
certificate has been issued by the department of education.  A 
provisional certificate of registration is valid for 30 days and 
is not renewable.  
    Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.065, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 4.  [EXAMINATIONS.] Examinations under this section 
shall be held not to exceed twice a year at times and at a place 
or places to be determined by the board.  In case of an 
emergency, there being no licensed registered instructor of 
barbering available, a temporary certificate as an instructor of 
barbering, valid only until the results of the next examination 
is held are released, may be issued upon such terms and 
conditions as the board may prescribe. 
    Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.07, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS; COURSE OF 
INSTRUCTION.] No barber school of barbering shall be approved by 
the board of barber examiners unless it requires, as a 
prerequisite to admission thereto, ten grades of an approved 
school or its equivalent, as determined by an examination 
conducted by the state board of education, which shall issue a 
certificate that the student has passed the required 
examination, and unless it requires, as a prerequisite to 
graduation, a course of instruction of not less than at least 
1,500 hours, to be completed within 15 months, of not more than 
eight hours in any one working day; such course of instruction 
to include the following subjects:  scientific fundamentals for 
barbering, hygiene, practical study of the hair, skin, muscles, 
and nerves, structure of the head, face, and neck, elementary 
chemistry relating to sterilization and antiseptics; diseases of 
the skin, hair, glands, massaging and manipulating the muscles 
of the face and neck, haircutting, shaving, and trimming the 
beard; bleaching, tinting and dyeing the hair, and the chemical 
straightening of hair. 
    Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.07, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [COSTS; NUMBER OF INSTRUCTORS; HOURS.] It shall 
be permissible for barber schools teaching the occupation of 
barbering to make a reasonable charge for materials used and 
services rendered by students for work done in such schools or 
colleges by students and. 
    Subd. 3a.  [NUMBER OF INSTRUCTORS.] There shall be one 
registered instructor to of barbering for every 17 students or 
minor fraction in excess thereof of 17.  No instruction shall be 
performed by persons not possessing a certificate of 
registration as an instructor of barbering or a temporary permit 
as an instructor of barbering. 
    Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.07, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [OWNER'S REQUIREMENTS.] Any person may own and 
operate a barber school who if the person has had six years' 
continuous experience as a barber, provided such the person 
shall first secure secures from the board an annual permit to do 
so certificate of registration as a barber school, keep the same 
keeps it prominently displayed, and before commencing business,: 
    (1) file files with the secretary of state a bond to the 
state approved by the attorney general in the sum 
of $1,000 $25,000, conditioned upon the faithful compliance of 
the barber school with all the provisions herein, and to pay all 
judgments that may be obtained against the school, or the owners 
thereof, on account of fraud, misrepresentation, or deceit 
practiced by them or their agents; provided, that all barber 
schools shall and 
     (2) keep keeps prominently displayed on the exterior a 
substantial sign as indicating that the establishment is a 
barber school. 
    Subd. 5a.  [STUDENT PERMITS.] All barber schools upon 
receiving students shall immediately apply to the board for 
student permits upon blanks forms for that purpose furnished by 
the board. 
    Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.07, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 5b.  [DESIGNATED OPERATOR.] When a person who owns a 
barber school does not meet the requirements of this section to 
operate a barber school, the owner shall notify the board in 
writing and under oath of the identity of the person designated 
to operate the barber school and shall notify the board of any 
change of operator by telephone within 24 hours of such change, 
exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, and shall 
notify the board in writing and under oath within 72 hours of 
such change. 
    Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.07, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [OPERATION BY TECHNICAL COLLEGE OR STATE 
INSTITUTION.] A public technical college or a state institution 
may operate a barber school provided it has in its employment a 
qualified instructor holding a current certificate of 
registration as a barber instructor and provided that it shall 
secure secures from the board of barber examiners an annual 
permit without payment of fees prescribed by this chapter to do 
so certificate of registration and shall do does so in 
accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the rules of 
the board of barber examiners for barber schools but without the 
requirement to file a performance bond with the secretary of 
state. 
    Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.09, is 
amended to read: 
    154.09 [EXAMINATIONS, CONDUCT AND SCOPE.] 
    The board of barber examiners shall conduct examinations of 
applicants for certificates of registration to practice as 
registered barbers and registered apprentices not more than six 
times each year, at such time and place as the board may 
determine.  An affidavit shall be filed with the board by the 
proprietor of a barber school that the student has students 
applying to take the apprentice examination have completed 1,500 
hours in a duly approved barber school in registered with 
the state board.  
    The examination of applicants for certificates of 
registration as registered barbers and registered apprentices 
shall include both a practical demonstration and a written and 
oral test and embrace the subjects usually taught in barber 
schools of barbering approved by registered with the board.  The 
examination for registered apprentices must also include a 
practical demonstration.  
    Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.10, is 
amended to read: 
    154.10 [APPLICATION; CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRATION; FEES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION.] Each applicant for an 
initial certificate of registration shall make application to 
the board on forms prepared and furnished by the board with 
proof under oath of the particular qualifications of each 
applicant.  This application shall be accompanied by a fee 
prescribed by law or the rules of the board to defray the 
expenses of making investigation and for the examination of such 
applicant. 
    Subd. 2.  [CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRATION; FEES.] When the 
provisions of this chapter have been complied with, the board of 
barber examiners shall issue a certificate of registration as a 
registered barber or, as a registered apprentice, as a 
registered instructor of barbering, or as a registered barber 
school, a temporary apprentice permit, a temporary permit as an 
instructor of barbering, or a shop registration card upon 
payment of the required fee.  Certificates of registration, 
temporary permits, and shop registration cards are not 
transferable.  
    Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.11, is 
amended to read: 
    154.11 [PERMITS TO PRACTICE EXAMINATION OF NONRESIDENT 
BARBERS AND INSTRUCTORS OF BARBERING; TEMPORARY APPRENTICE 
PERMITS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [EXAMINATION OF NONRESIDENTS.] A person who 
is at least 18 years of age and of good moral character and 
temperate habits meets all of the requirements for licensure in 
this chapter and either has a license or, certificate of 
registration, or an equivalent as a practicing barber or 
instructor of barbering from another state or country which in 
the discretion of the board has substantially the same 
requirements for licensing or registering barbers and 
instructors of barbering as required by this chapter or can 
prove by sworn affidavits practice as a barber or instructor of 
barbering in another state or country for at least five years 
immediately prior to making application in this state, shall, 
upon payment of the required fee, be called by the board of 
barber examiners for examination to determine fitness to receive 
a certificate of registration to practice barbering or to 
instruct in barbering.  
    Subd. 2.  [TEMPORARY APPRENTICE PERMITS FOR 
NONRESIDENTS.] Any person who qualifies for examination as a 
registered barber under this section may apply for a temporary 
apprentice permit which is effective no longer than six months.  
All persons holding a temporary apprentice permit are subject to 
all provisions of this chapter and the rules adopted by the 
board under it concerning the conduct and obligations of 
registered apprentices. 
    Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.12, is 
amended to read: 
    154.12 [PERSONS FROM OTHER STATES; PERMIT TO PRACTICE 
EXAMINATION OF NONRESIDENT APPRENTICES.] 
    A person who is of good moral character and temperate 
habits meets all of the requirements for licensure in this 
chapter who has a license, a certificate of registration, or 
their equivalent as an apprentice in a state or country which in 
the discretion of the board has substantially the same 
requirements for registration as an apprentice as is provided by 
this chapter shall, upon payment of the required fee, be called 
by the board of barber examiners for examination to determine 
fitness to receive a certificate of registration as an 
apprentice.  Being able to pass the required examination, the 
person will be issued a certificate of registration as a 
registered apprentice.  A person failing to pass the required 
examination must conform to the requirements of section 154.06 
before being permitted to take another examination.  
    Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.14, is 
amended to read: 
    154.14 [CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRATION AND TEMPORARY PERMITS 
TO BE DISPLAYED.] 
    Every holder of a certificate of registration as a 
registered barber or registered apprentice or temporary 
apprentice permit shall display it in a conspicuous place 
adjacent to or near the chair where work is performed.  Every 
holder of a certificate of registration as an instructor of 
barbering or as a barber school, of a temporary permit as an 
instructor of barbering, and of a shop registration card shall 
display it in a conspicuous place accessible to the public.  
    Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.15, is 
amended to read: 
    154.15 [CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRATION MUST BE RENEWED 
ANNUALLY.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ANNUAL RENEWAL REQUIRED.] All registered 
barbers and, registered apprentices, and registered instructors 
of barbering who continue in active practice or service shall, 
on or before December 31 each year, renew their certificates of 
registration for the following year and pay the required fee.  
Every certificate of registration which has not been renewed 
during the month of December in any year shall expire on the 
thirty-first day of December in that year.  All shop 
registration cards shall be renewed on or before June 30 of each 
year upon payment of the required fee.  All certificates of 
registration as a barber school shall be renewed on or before 
December 31 of each year upon payment of the required fee. 
    Subd. 2.  [EFFECT OF FAILURE TO RENEW.] A registered barber 
or a registered apprentice who has defaulted in renewing the not 
renewed a certificate of registration may be reinstated within 
one year of such default failure to renew without examination 
upon the payment of the required restoration fee.  A registered 
instructor of barbering who has not renewed a certificate of 
registration may be reinstated within three years of such 
failure to renew without examination upon payment of the 
required restoration fee.  All registered barbers and registered 
apprentices who allow their certificates of registration to 
lapse for more than one year shall be required to reexamine 
before being issued a certificate of registration.  All 
registered instructors of barbering who allow their certificates 
of registration to lapse for more than three years shall be 
required to reexamine before being issued a certificate of 
registration.  
    Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.16, is 
amended to read: 
    154.16 [CAUSES FOR REVOCATION DISCIPLINE.] 
    The board of barber examiners may either refuse to issue or 
renew, or may suspend or revoke, any certificate of 
registration, temporary permit, or shop registration card or 
censure a holder of a certificate of registration, a temporary 
permit, or a shop registration card for any one or combination 
of the following causes: 
    (1) Gross malpractice or gross incompetency; 
    (2) Continued practice by a person having an infectious or 
contagious disease; 
    (3) advertising by means of knowingly false or deceptive 
statements; 
    (4) Habitual drunkenness or habitual or excessive 
indulgence in the use of drugs, including but not limited to 
narcotics as defined in either United States Code Annotated, 
title 26, section 4731, or Minnesota Statutes, section 152.01, 
barbiturates, amphetamine, benzedrine, dexedrine, or other 
sedatives, depressants, stimulants, or tranquilizers; 
    (5) Immoral or unprofessional conduct or practice and 
conduct or practice which violates the provisions of chapter 
186; 
    (6) The commission of any of the offenses described in 
section 154.19, clause (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), or (8); 
    (7) Violation of the so-called Sunday closing laws, being 
sections 624.01 to 624.03; 
    (8) A registered apprentice working in a barber shop in 
which the apprentice has a financial interest; and 
    (9) Failure to comply with the sanitary violation of any 
provision of this chapter or the rules of the board of barber 
examiners.; 
    (7) permitting any person in one's employ, supervision, or 
control to practice as a registered barber, registered 
apprentice, or registered instructor of barbering unless that 
person has a current certificate of registration as a registered 
barber, registered apprentice, or registered instructor of 
barbering, a temporary apprentice permit, or a temporary permit 
as an instructor of barbering; 
    (8) obtaining or attempting to obtain a certificate of 
registration, temporary permit, or shop registration card for 
money other than the required fee, or any other thing of value, 
or by misrepresentation; 
    (9) practicing, offering to practice, or attempting to 
practice by misrepresentation; 
    (10) failure to display a certificate of registration as 
required by section 154.14; 
    (11) using any room or place for barbering which is also 
used for any purpose or use which violates the board's sanitary 
rules; 
    (12) failure or refusal of any barber, apprentice, or other 
person working in or in charge of any barber shop, or any person 
in a barber school engaging in the practice of barbering, to use 
separate and clean towels for each customer or patron, or to 
discard and launder each towel after once being used; 
    (13) failure or refusal by any barber or other person in 
charge of any barber shop or barber school to supply clean hot 
and cold water in quantities necessary to conduct the shop or 
the barbering service of the school, in a sanitary manner, or 
the failure or refusal of the person to have water and sewer 
connections from the shop or barber school with municipal water 
and sewer systems where the latter are available for use, or the 
failure or refusal of the person to maintain a receptacle for 
hot water of a capacity of not less than five gallons; 
    (14) failure to respond to any communication from the board 
or from the attorney general on behalf of the board, the refusal 
to permit the board to make any inspection permitted or required 
by this chapter, or the failure to provide the board or the 
attorney general on behalf of the board with any documents or 
records requested; 
    (15) failure to promptly renew any certificate of 
registration or shop registration card when remaining in 
practice, failure to pay the required fees, or issuance of a 
worthless check to the board; 
    (16) failure to supervise a registered apprentice or 
temporary apprentice or permitting a person not registered with 
the board or holding a temporary permit to practice barbering; 
    (17) refusal to serve a customer because of race, color, 
creed, religion, disability, national origin, or sex; 
    (18) failure to comply with any other provision of this 
chapter or of the rules of the board; and 
    (19) failure to comply with chapter 141 or any other 
chapter relating to barber schools. 
    Sec. 20.  [154.165] [SUMMARY SUSPENSION.] 
    The board may, in the public interest, temporarily suspend 
any certificate of registration, temporary permit, or shop 
registration card pending final determination of an order for 
hearing.  Service of the temporary suspension order is effective 
if the order is served on the licensee or counsel of record 
personally or by first class mail to the most recent address 
provided by the licensee or counsel of record to the board. 
    Where the board has temporarily suspended a certificate of 
registration, temporary permit, or shop registration card, a 
hearing on the merits shall be held within 45 days of the 
issuance of the temporary suspension order.  The administrative 
law judge shall make findings of fact, conclusions of law, and a 
recommendation to the board within 30 days of the date of the 
conclusion of the hearing.  The board shall issue its findings 
of fact, conclusions of law, and order within 30 days of receipt 
of the administrative law judge's report and any exceptions to 
it. 
    Upon written request within ten days of service of the 
order, the board shall hold a hearing before its own members on 
the sole issue of whether there is a reasonable basis to 
continue, modify, or vacate the temporary suspension order.  
Evidence presented shall be in affidavit form only.  The 
licensee or counsel of record and board staff may appear for 
oral argument.  The board shall issue its order within five 
working days after the hearing. 
    Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.18, is 
amended to read: 
    154.18 [FEES.] 
    The fees collected, as required in this chapter, chapter 
214, and the rules of the board of barber examiners, shall be 
paid in advance to the executive secretary of the board of 
barber examiners.  The executive secretary shall deposit the 
fees in the state treasury, to be disbursed by the executive 
secretary on the order of the chair in payment of expenses 
lawfully incurred by the board. 
    Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 154.22, is 
amended to read: 
    154.22 [BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS CREATED; TERMS.] 
    A board of barber examiners is established to consist of 
four members appointed by the governor.  Three of such members 
shall be practical barbers persons who have followed the 
occupation of practiced as a registered barber in this state for 
at least five years immediately prior to their appointment; 
shall be graduates from the 12th grade of a high school, or have 
an equivalent education;, and shall have knowledge of the 
matters to be taught in approved registered barber schools of 
barbering, as set forth in section 154.07.  The remaining member 
of the board shall be a public member as defined by section 
214.02.  One of the members shall be a member of, or recommended 
by, a union of journeymen barbers which shall have existed at 
least two years, and one shall be a member of, or recommended 
by, the master a professional organization of barbers 
association of Minnesota. 
    Membership terms, compensation of members, removal of 
members, the filling of membership vacancies, and fiscal year 
and reporting requirements shall be as provided in sections 
214.07 to 214.09. The provision of staff, administrative 
services and office space; the review and processing of 
complaints; the setting of board fees; and other provisions 
relating to board operations shall be as provided in chapter 214 
and Laws 1976, chapter 222, sections 2 to 7. 
    Members appointed to fill vacancies caused by death, 
resignation, or removal shall serve during the unexpired term of 
their predecessors. 
    Sec. 23.  [REPEALER.] 
    Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 154.065, subdivisions 1, 
3, 5, 7, and 8; 154.07, subdivision 2; 154.085; 154.13; and 
154.17, are repealed. 
    Sec. 24.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
    Sections 1, paragraph (c); 10; and 12 are effective January 
1, 1992. 
    Presented to the governor May 29, 1991 
    Signed by the governor June 1, 1991, 3:57 p.m.