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                            CHAPTER 224-S.F.No. 1255 
                  An act relating to campaign finance; clarifying limits 
                  on contributions to candidates for local elected 
                  office; prohibiting solicitation and acceptance of 
                  certain contributions during legislative sessions; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 211A.12; 
                  proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
                  chapter 211A. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 211A.12, is 
        amended to read: 
           211A.12 [CONTRIBUTION LIMITS.] 
           A candidate or a candidate's committee may not accept 
        aggregate contributions made or delivered by an individual or 
        committee in excess of $300 in an election year for the office 
        sought and $100 in other years; except that a candidate or a 
        candidate's committee for an office whose territory has a 
        population over 100,000 may not accept aggregate contributions 
        made or delivered by an individual or committee in excess of 
        $500 in an election year for the office sought and $100 in other 
        years.  
           The following deliveries are not subject to the bundling 
        limitation in this section:  
           (1) delivery of contributions collected by a member of the 
        candidate's committee, such as a block worker or a volunteer who 
        hosts a fundraising event, to the committee's treasurer; and 
           (2) a delivery made by an individual on behalf of the 
        individual's spouse. 
           Notwithstanding sections 211A.02, subdivision 3, and 
        410.21, this section supersedes any home rule charter.  
           Sec. 2.  [211A.14] [CONTRIBUTIONS AND SOLICITATIONS DURING 
        LEGISLATIVE SESSION.] 
           A legislator or state constitutional officer who is a 
        candidate for a county, city, or town office, the candidate's 
        principal campaign committee, and any other political committee 
        with the candidate's name or title may not solicit or accept a 
        contribution from a political fund or registered lobbyist during 
        a regular session of the legislature. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This act is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 27, 1997 
           Signed by the governor May 30, 1997, 1:05 p.m.