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                            CHAPTER 271-S.F.No. 2354 
                  An act relating to employee relations; modifying 
                  provisions governing the public employees insurance 
                  program; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 
                  43A.316, subdivision 2. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 43A.316, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DEFINITIONS.] For the purpose of this section, 
        the terms defined in this subdivision have the meaning given 
        them.  
           (a)  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the commissioner 
        of employee relations.  
           (b)  [EMPLOYEE.] "Employee" means: 
           (1) a person who is a public employee within the definition 
        of section 179A.03, subdivision 14, who is insurance eligible 
        and is employed by an eligible employer; 
           (2) an elected public official of an eligible employer who 
        is insurance eligible; or 
           (3) a person employed by a labor organization or employee 
        association certified as an exclusive representative of 
        employees of an eligible employer or by another public employer 
        approved by the commissioner, so long as the plan meets the 
        requirements of a governmental plan under United States Code, 
        title 29, section 1002(32).; or 
           (4) a person employed by a county or municipal hospital.  
           (c)  [ELIGIBLE EMPLOYER.] "Eligible employer" means: 
           (1) a public employer within the definition of section 
        179A.03, subdivision 15, that is a town, county, city, school 
        district as defined in section 120.02, service cooperative as 
        defined in section 123.582, intermediate district as defined in 
        section 136D.01, cooperative center for vocational education as 
        defined in section 123.351, regional management information 
        center as defined in section 121.935, or an education unit 
        organized under the joint powers action, section 471.59; or 
           (2) an exclusive representative of employees, as defined in 
        paragraph (b); or 
           (3) a county or municipal hospital; or 
           (4) another public employer approved by the commissioner. 
           (d)  [EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVE.] "Exclusive representative" 
        means an exclusive representative as defined in section 179A.03, 
        subdivision 8.  
           (e)  [LABOR-MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.] "Labor-management 
        committee" means the committee established by subdivision 4.  
           (f)  [PROGRAM.] "Program" means the statewide public 
        employees insurance program created by subdivision 3. 
           Presented to the governor March 5, 1998 
           Signed by the governor March 6, 1998, 11:10 a.m.