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                            CHAPTER 19-H.F.No. 1093 
                  An act relating to elections; authorizing the electors 
                  of a metropolitan town to move the town election from 
                  March to November; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, 
                  section 205.075, subdivision 2. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 205.075, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ALTERNATE DATE; METROPOLITAN TOWNS.] The 
        governing body of A town located in the metropolitan area as 
        defined by section 473.121 may, by resolution or ordinance, 
        designate the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 
        of either the even-numbered or the odd-numbered year as the date 
        of the town general election.  Town supervisors elected at a 
        November town general election shall serve four-year terms. 
           The ordinance or resolution changing the date of the town 
        general election must include a plan to shorten or lengthen the 
        terms of office to provide an orderly transition to the November 
        election schedule.  
           The ordinance or resolution changing the date of the town 
        general election may be proposed by the town board or by a 
        resolution of the electors adopted at the annual town meeting 
        and is effective upon an affirmative vote of the voters of the 
        town electors at the next town general election. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This act is effective the day following final enactment and 
        applies retroactively to resolutions adopted by the electors of 
        a town on or after March 1, 1997. 
           Presented to the governor April 3, 1997 
           Signed by the governor April 4, 1997, 11:05 a.m.