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                            CHAPTER 595-S.F.No. 1996 
                  An act relating to employment; modifying the 
                  definition of employer for personnel records review 
                  purposes; defining special investigators for purposes 
                  of inclusion in the unclassified civil service of St. 
                  Louis county; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, 
                  sections 181.960, subdivision 1; 181.961, by adding a 
                  subdivision; and 383C.035. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 181.960, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY.] For purposes of sections 
        181.960 to 181.966 and unless otherwise provided, the following 
        terms have the meanings given in this section.  
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 181.961, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [EMPLOYER DEFINED.] For the purposes of this 
        section, "employer" includes a person who has one or more 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 383C.035, is 
        amended to read: 
           383C.035 [UNCLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE.] 
           The officers and employees of such county and of any 
        agency, board, or commission, supported in whole or in part by 
        taxation upon the taxable property of such county or appointed 
        by the judges of the district or probate court for such county, 
        are hereby divided into the unclassified and classified 
        service.  The unclassified service shall comprise: 
           (a) All officers elected by popular vote or persons 
        appointed to fill vacancies in such offices. 
           (b) Judges and receivers, referees, arbiters, court 
        reporters, jurors, notaries public, and persons appointed by a 
        court to make or conduct any special inquiry of a judicial and 
        temporary character.  
           (c) Superintendent or principal administrative officer or 
        comptroller of any separate department of county government 
        which is now or hereafter created pursuant to law, who is 
        directly responsible to the board of county commissioners or any 
        other board or commission, as well as the county agricultural 
        agents and the home demonstration agents under the control of 
        the county extension committee. 
           (d) Members of nonpaid board, or commissioners appointed by 
        the board of county commissioners or acting in an advisory 
           (e) Assistant county attorneys or special investigators in 
        the employ of the county attorney.  For purposes of this 
        section, special investigators are defined as all nonclerical 
        positions in the employ of the county attorney. 
           (f) All common labor temporarily employed on an hourly 
           (g) All inmate or patient help in county institutions. 
           (h) All physicians, dentists, registered nurses and medical 
        laboratory technicians working under the direction of a licensed 
        physician or dentist in any hospital or sanitarium operated by a 
        commission or board of such county. 
           (i) Not more than a total of nine clerks serving the county 
        board and administrator. 
           (j) A legislative lobbyist/grant coordinator appointed by 
        the county board to act as legislative liaison with the St. 
        Louis county legislative delegation and pursue legislative 
        concerns and grant opportunities for the county, and the clerk 
        for that position. 
           (k) The county recorder. 
           (l) Any department head designated by the county board. 
           (m) Two administrative assistants in the county 
        administrator's office. 
           The classified service shall include all other positions 
        now existing and hereinafter created in the service of the 
        county or any board or commission, agency, or offices of such 
           Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE; LOCAL APPROVAL.] 
           Section 3 is effective the day after compliance by the 
        governing body of St. Louis county with Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 645.021, subdivision 3. 
           Presented to the governor May 5, 1994 
           Signed by the governor May 9, 1994, 4:50 p.m.

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