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                            CHAPTER 388-H.F.No. 2385 
                  An act relating to civil actions; establishing an 
                  evidentiary privilege for persons who preside at 
                  alternative dispute resolution; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1994, section 595.02, by adding a subdivision.
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 595.02, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRIVILEGE.] No 
        person presiding at any alternative dispute resolution 
        proceeding established pursuant to law, court rule, or by an 
        agreement to mediate, shall be competent to testify, in any 
        subsequent civil proceeding or administrative hearing, as to any 
        statement, conduct, decision, or ruling, occurring at or in 
        conjunction with the prior proceeding, except as to any 
        statement or conduct that could:  
           (1) constitute a crime; 
           (2) give rise to disqualification proceedings under the 
        rules of professional conduct for attorneys; or 
           (3) constitute professional misconduct. 
           Presented to the governor March 25, 1996 
           Signed by the governor March 27, 1996, 11:45 a.m.