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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.