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                            CHAPTER 321-S.F.No. 2068 
                  An act relating to commerce; providing for the 
                  reliability of electronic messages; providing for 
                  certification authorities; providing licensing and 
                  enforcement powers; defining terms; providing 
                  rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 
                  Supplement, sections 325K.01, subdivisions 6, 11, 18, 
                  21, 27, 35, 39, and by adding a subdivision; 325K.03; 
                  325K.05, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7; 325K.07, 
                  subdivisions 2 and 3; 325K.10, subdivision 1; 325K.12, 
                  subdivision 4; 325K.13, by adding a subdivision; 
                  325K.14, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, and by adding a 
                  subdivision; 325K.15, subdivisions 3 and 7; 325K.18, 
                  subdivisions 1 and 2; and 325K.25, subdivision 1; 
                  proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
                  chapter 325K; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1997 
                  Supplement, sections 325K.05, subdivision 3; 325K.06, 
                  subdivisions 3, 4, and 5; 325K.13, subdivisions 2 and 
                  3; and 325K.14, subdivision 7. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.01, subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY DISCLOSURE RECORD.] 
        "Certification authority disclosure record" means an on-line, 
        publicly accessible electronic record that concerns a licensed 
        certification authority and is kept by the secretary.  A 
        certification authority disclosure record has the contents 
        specified by rule by the secretary under section 325K.03. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.01, subdivision 11, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [DIGITAL SIGNATURE OR DIGITALLY SIGNED.] 
        "Digital signature" or "digitally signed" means a transformation 
        of a message using an asymmetric cryptosystem such that a person 
        having the initial message and the signer's public key can 
        accurately determine: 
           (1) whether the transformation was created using the 
        private key that corresponds to the signer's public key; and 
           (2) whether the initial message has been altered since the 
        transformation was made. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.01, subdivision 18, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 18.  [LICENSED CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY.] "Licensed 
        certification authority" means a certification authority to whom 
        a license has been issued by the secretary and whose license is 
        in effect, or a certification authority who operates under a 
        license issued by a governmental entity which has been certified 
        pursuant to section 325K.05, subdivision 5. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.01, subdivision 21, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 21.  [OPERATIVE PERSONNEL.] "Operative personnel" 
        means one or more natural persons acting as a certification 
        authority or its agent, or in the employment of, or under 
        contract with, a certification authority, and who have: 
           (1) managerial or policymaking responsibilities for the 
        certification authority; or 
           (2) duties directly involving the issuance of certificates, 
        creation of private keys, or administration of a certification 
        authority's computing facilities. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.01, subdivision 27, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 27.  [RECIPIENT.] "Recipient" means a person who 
        receives or has received a certificate and a digital 
        signature verifiable with reference to a public key listed in 
        the certificate and is in a position to rely on it. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.01, subdivision 35, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 35.  [SUITABLE GUARANTY.] (a) "Suitable guaranty" 
        means either: 
           (1) a surety bond executed by a surety authorized by the 
        commissioner of commerce to do business in this state, or an 
        irrevocable letter of credit issued by a financial institution 
        authorized to do business in this state, that: 
           (1) is issued payable to the secretary for the benefit of 
        persons holding qualified rights of payment against the licensed 
        certification authority named as the principal of the bond or 
        customer of the letter of credit; 
           (2) is in an amount specified by rule by the secretary 
        under section 325K.03; 
           (3) states that it is issued for filing under this chapter; 
           (4) specifies a term of effectiveness extending at least as 
        long as the term of the license to be issued to the 
        certification authority; and 
           (5) is in a form prescribed or approved by rule by the 
        secretary. 
           A suitable guaranty may also provide that the total annual 
        liability on the guaranty to all persons making claims based on 
        it may not exceed the face amount of the guaranty. for the 
        benefit of persons holding qualified rights of payment against 
        the licensed certification authority named as the principal of 
        the bond or the customer of the letter of credit; or 
           (2) a policy of insurance that provides that claims may be 
        made and resolved without obtaining a qualified right to payment.
           (b) The suitable guaranty must: 
           (1) be in an amount specified by rule by the secretary 
        under section 325K.03; 
           (2) state that it is issued under this chapter; 
           (3) specify a term of effectiveness of at least five years; 
        and 
           (4) be in a form the content of which is described in rule 
        by the secretary. 
           If the suitable guaranty is a surety bond, it must be 
        issued by a surety authorized by the commissioner of commerce to 
        do business in this state.  If the suitable guaranty is an 
        irrevocable letter of credit, it must be issued by a financial 
        institution authorized to do business in this state.  If the 
        suitable guaranty is a policy of insurance, it must be issued by 
        an insurance company authorized by the commissioner of commerce 
        to do business in this state. 
           Once a qualified right to payment or claim has been 
        satisfied from the suitable guaranty, the licensed certification 
        authority must provide evidence to the secretary that the amount 
        required by rule is again available. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 35a.  [SUMMARY SUSPENSION.] "Summary suspension" 
        means a temporary recision of a certification authority's 
        license by order of the secretary.  The secretary may order the 
        summary suspension of a license before holding a hearing.  The 
        summary suspension is effective for up to five business days.  
        If an action for suspension or revocation is instituted within 
        five business days, the summary suspension is extended until the 
        action for suspension or revocation is ultimately determined. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.01, subdivision 39, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 39.  [TRUSTWORTHY SYSTEM.] "Trustworthy system" means 
        a computer hardware and software that: 
           (1) are reasonably secure from intrusion and misuse; 
           (2) provide a reasonable level of availability, 
        reliability, and correct operation; and 
           (3) are reasonably suited to performing their intended 
        functions. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.03, is amended to read: 
           325K.03 [ROLE OF THE SECRETARY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [TRANSITIONAL DUTY SECRETARY AS 
        CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY.] If six months elapse during which time 
        no certification authority is licensed in this state, then The 
        secretary shall be a certification authority, and may.  The 
        secretary shall issue, suspend, and revoke certificates in the 
        manner prescribed for licensed certification authorities under 
        section 325K.10 to applicants for licensure.  The secretary may 
        also issue, suspend, and revoke certificates for governmental 
        entities.  Except for licensing requirements, this chapter 
        applies to the secretary with respect to certificates the 
        secretary issues.  The secretary must discontinue acting as a 
        certification authority if another certification authority is 
        licensed, in a manner allowing reasonable transition to private 
        enterprise. 
           Subd. 2.  [RECORD.] The secretary must maintain a an 
        on-line, publicly accessible electronic database containing a 
        certification authority disclosure record and list of judgments 
        for each licensed certification authority.  The secretary must 
        publish the contents of the database in at least one recognized 
        repository. 
           Subd. 3.  [RULES.] The secretary must adopt rules 
        consistent with this chapter and in furtherance of its 
        purposes to: 
           (1) to govern licensed certification authorities and 
        repositories, their practice, and the termination of a 
        certification authority's their practice; 
           (2) to determine an amount reasonably appropriate for a 
        suitable guaranty, in light of the burden a suitable guaranty 
        places upon licensed certification authorities and the assurance 
        of quality and financial responsibility it provides to persons 
        who rely on certificates issued by licensed certification 
        authorities; 
           (3) to specify reasonable requirements for the form of 
        certificates issued by licensed certification authorities, in 
        accordance with generally accepted standards for digital 
        signature certificates; 
           (4) to specify reasonable requirements for recordkeeping by 
        licensed certification authorities; 
           (5) to specify reasonable requirements for the content, 
        form, and sources of information in certification authority 
        disclosure records, the updating and timeliness of the 
        information, and other practices and policies relating to 
        certification authority disclosure records; 
           (6) to specify the form of the certification practice 
        statements; and 
           (7) otherwise to give effect to and implement this chapter 
        specify the procedure and manner in which a certificate may be 
        suspended or revoked. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [LICENSE CONDITIONS.] To obtain or retain a 
        license, a certification authority must: 
           (1) be the subscriber of a certificate published in a 
        recognized repository; 
           (2) employ as operative personnel only persons who have not 
        been convicted within the past 15 years of a felony or a crime 
        involving fraud, false statement, or deception; 
           (3) employ as operative personnel only persons who have 
        demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in following the 
        requirements of this chapter; 
           (4) file with the secretary a suitable guaranty, unless the 
        certification authority is a department, office, or official of 
        a federal, state, city, or county governmental entity, provided 
        that: is self-insured; 
           (i) each of these public entities act through designated 
        officials authorized by rule or ordinance to perform 
        certification authority functions; or 
           (ii) one of these public entities is the subscriber of all 
        certificates issued by the certification authority; 
           (5) have the right to use a trustworthy system, including a 
        secure means for limiting access to its private key; 
           (6) present proof to the secretary of having working 
        capital reasonably sufficient, according to rules adopted by the 
        secretary, to enable the applicant to conduct business as a 
        certification authority; 
           (7) maintain an office in this state or have established a 
        registered agent for service of process in this state register 
        its business organization with the secretary, unless the 
        applicant is a governmental entity or is otherwise prohibited 
        from registering; and 
           (8) comply with all further licensing requirements 
        established by rule by the secretary. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.05, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION.] (a) The secretary may 
        revoke or suspend a certification authority's license, in 
        accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 14, 
        for failure to comply with this chapter or for failure to remain 
        qualified under subdivision 1. 
           (b) The secretary may order a summary suspension of a 
        license.  The written order for summary suspension may include a 
        finding that the certification authority has: 
           (1) used its license in the commission of a state or 
        federal crime or of a violation of sections 325F.68 to 325F.70; 
        or 
           (2) engaged in conduct giving rise to serious risk of loss 
        to public or private parties if the license is not immediately 
        suspended. 
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.05, subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [LOCAL OTHER AUTHORITIES.] The secretary may 
        recognize by rule the licensing or authorization of 
        certification authorities by local, metropolitan, or regional 
        non-Minnesota governmental entities, provided that those 
        licensing or authorization requirements are substantially 
        similar to those of this state.  If licensing by another 
        governmental entity is so recognized: 
           (1) sections 325K.19 to 325K.24 apply to certificates 
        issued by the certification authorities licensed or authorized 
        by that governmental entity in the same manner as it applies to 
        licensed certification authorities of this state; and 
           (2) the liability limits of section 325K.17 apply to the 
        certification authorities licensed or authorized by that 
        governmental entity in the same manner as they apply to licensed 
        certification authorities of this state. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.05, subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [APPLICABILITY TO DIGITAL SIGNATURES.] Unless the 
        Parties may provide otherwise by contract between themselves, 
        the licensing requirements in this section do not affect for the 
        effectiveness, enforceability, or validity of any digital 
        signature, except that as between those parties.  Sections 
        325K.19 to 325K.24 do not apply in relation to a certificate and 
        associated digital signature that cannot be verified by a 
        certificate issued by an unlicensed certification authority. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.05, subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [NONAPPLICABILITY.] A certification authority 
        that has not obtained a license is not subject to the provision 
        provisions of this chapter, except as specifically provided. 
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.07, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION.] The secretary may 
        summarily suspend or revoke the license of a certification 
        authority for its failure to comply with an order of the 
        secretary. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [CIVIL PENALTY.] The secretary may by order 
        impose and collect a civil monetary penalty against a licensed 
        certification authority for a violation of this chapter in an 
        amount not to exceed $5,000 per incident, or 90 percent of the 
        recommended reliance limit of a material certificate, whichever 
        is less.  In case of a violation continuing for more than one 
        day, each day is considered a separate incident.  The secretary 
        may adopt rules setting the standards governing the 
        determination of the penalty amounts. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CONDITIONS.] A licensed certification 
        authority may issue a certificate to a subscriber only after all 
        of the following conditions are satisfied: 
           (1) the certification authority has received a request for 
        issuance signed by the prospective subscriber; and 
           (2) the certification authority has confirmed that: 
           (i) the prospective subscriber is the person to be listed 
        in the certificate to be issued; 
           (ii) if the prospective subscriber is acting through one or 
        more agents, the subscriber duly authorized each agent to have 
        custody of the subscriber's private key and to request issuance 
        of a certificate listing the corresponding public key; 
           (iii) the information in the certificate to be issued is 
        accurate; 
           (iv) the prospective subscriber rightfully holds the 
        private key corresponding to the public key to be listed in the 
        certificate; 
           (v) the prospective subscriber holds a private key capable 
        of creating a digital signature; and 
           (vi) the public key to be listed in the certificate can be 
        used to verify a digital signature affixed by the private key 
        held by the prospective subscriber; and 
           (vii) the certificate provides information sufficient to 
        locate or identify one or more repositories in which 
        notification of the revocation or suspension of the certificate 
        will be listed if the certificate is suspended or revoked. 
           The requirements of this subdivision may not be waived or 
        disclaimed by either the licensed certification authority, the 
        subscriber, or both. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.12, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [INDEMNIFICATION BY SUBSCRIBER OR AGENT.] By 
        accepting a certificate, a subscriber undertakes to indemnify 
        the issuing certification authority for loss or damage caused by 
        issuance or publication of a certificate in reliance on: 
           (1) a false and material representation of fact by the 
        subscriber; or 
           (2) the failure by the subscriber to disclose a material 
        fact if the representation or failure to disclose was made 
        either with intent to deceive the certification authority or a 
        person relying on the certificate, or with gross negligence.  If 
        the certification authority issued the certificate at the 
        request of one or more agents of the subscriber, the agent or 
        agents personally undertake to indemnify the certification 
        authority under this subdivision, as if they were accepting 
        subscribers in their own right.  The indemnity provided in this 
        section may not be disclaimed or contractually limited in 
        scope.  However, a contract may provide consistent, additional 
        terms regarding the indemnification. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.13, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 2a.  [POSSESSION OF PRIVATE KEY.] A certification 
        authority cannot hold a private key on behalf of a subscriber. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.14, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [SUSPENSION FOR 48 96 HOURS.] Unless the 
        certification authority and the subscriber agree otherwise, the 
        licensed certification authority that issued a certificate that 
        is not a transactional certificate must suspend the certificate 
        for a period not to exceed 48 96 hours: 
           (1) upon request by a person identifying himself or herself 
        as the subscriber named in the certificate, or as a person in a 
        position likely to know of a compromise of the security of a 
        subscriber's private key, such as an agent, business associate, 
        employee, or member of the immediate family of the subscriber; 
        or 
           (2) by order of the secretary under section 325K.10. 
           The certification authority need not confirm the identity 
        or agency of the person requesting suspension. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.14, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SUSPENSION FOR 48 96 HOURS; OTHER CAUSES.] (a) 
        Unless the certificate provides otherwise or the certificate is 
        a transactional certificate, The secretary or a county clerk may 
        suspend a certificate issued by a licensed certification 
        authority for a period of 48 96 hours, if: 
           (1) a person identifying himself or herself as the 
        subscriber named in the certificate or as an agent, business 
        associate, employee, or member of the immediate family of the 
        subscriber requests suspension; and 
           (2) the requester represents that the certification 
        authority that issued the certificate is unavailable. 
           (b) The secretary or county clerk may require the person 
        requesting suspension to provide evidence, including a statement 
        under oath or affirmation, regarding the requester's identity, 
        authorization, or the unavailability of the issuing 
        certification authority, and may decline to suspend the 
        certificate in its discretion.  The secretary or law enforcement 
        agencies may investigate suspensions by the secretary or county 
        clerk for possible wrongdoing by persons requesting suspension. 
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.14, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [NOTICE OF SUSPENSION.] Immediately upon 
        suspension of a certificate by a licensed certification 
        authority, the licensed certification authority shall give 
        notice of the suspension according to the specification in the 
        certificate.  If one or more repositories are specified, then 
        the licensed certification authority must publish a signed 
        notice of the suspension in all the repositories.  If a 
        repository no longer exists or refuses to accept publication, or 
        if no repository is recognized under section 325K.25, the 
        licensed certification authority must also publish the notice in 
        a recognized repository.  If a certificate is suspended by the 
        secretary or county clerk, the secretary or clerk must give 
        notice as required in this subdivision for a licensed 
        certification authority, provided that the person requesting 
        suspension pays in advance any fee required by a repository for 
        publication of the notice of suspension. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.14, subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [CONTRACT LIMITATION OR PRECLUSION.] The contract 
        between a subscriber and a licensed certification authority may 
        limit or preclude requested suspension by the certification 
        authority, or may provide otherwise for termination of a 
        requested suspension.  However, if the contract limits or 
        precludes suspension by the secretary or county clerk when the 
        issuing certification authority is unavailable, the limitation 
        or preclusion is effective only if notice of it is published in 
        the certificate. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.14, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [COMPLETION OF SUSPENSION.] A suspension under 
        this section must be completed within 24 hours of receipt of all 
        of the information required in this section. 
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.15, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [AFTER DEATH OR DISSOLUTION.] A licensed 
        certification authority must revoke a certificate that it issued:
           (1) upon receiving a certified copy of the subscriber's 
        death certificate, or upon confirming by other evidence that the 
        subscriber is dead; or 
           (2) upon presentation of documents effecting a dissolution 
        of the subscriber, or upon confirming by other evidence that the 
        subscriber has been dissolved or has ceased to exist, except 
        that if the subscriber is dissolved and is reinstated or 
        restored before revocation is completed, the certification 
        authority is not required to revoke the certificate. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.15, subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [WARRANTIES DISCHARGED.] Upon notification as 
        required by subdivision 5, a licensed certification authority is 
        discharged of its warranties based on issuance of the revoked 
        certificate as to transactions occurring after the notification 
        and ceases to certify as provided in section 325K.11, 
        subdivisions 2 and 3, in relation to the revoked certificate. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.18, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [BOND OR LETTER OF CREDIT.] (a) If the 
        suitable guaranty is a surety bond, a person may recover from 
        the surety the full amount of a qualified right to payment 
        against the principal named in the bond, or, if there is more.  
        than one such qualified right to payment during the term of the 
        bond, a ratable share, up to a maximum total liability of the 
        surety equal to the amount of the bond. 
           (b) If the suitable guaranty is a letter of credit, a 
        person may recover from the issuing financial institution the 
        full amount of a qualified right to payment only in accordance 
        with the terms of the letter of credit. 
           (c) If the suitable guaranty is a policy of insurance, a 
        person may recover under the terms of the policy. 
           (d) Claimants may recover successively on the same suitable 
        guaranty, provided that the total liability on the suitable 
        guaranty to all persons making qualified rights of payment 
        during its term must not exceed the amount of the suitable 
        guaranty. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.18, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ATTORNEY FEES AND COURT COSTS.] (a) Subject to 
        paragraph (b), in addition to recovering the amount of a 
        qualified right to payment, a claimant may recover: 
           (1) from the proceeds of the guaranty, until depleted;: 
           (2) (1) the attorneys' fees, reasonable in amount; and 
           (3) (2) court costs incurred by the claimant in collecting 
        the claim.  
           (b) However, the total liability on the suitable guaranty 
        to all persons making qualified rights of payment or recovering 
        attorneys' fees during its term must not exceed the amount of 
        the suitable guaranty. 
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
        325K.25, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CONDITIONS.] The secretary must recognize 
        one or more repositories, after finding that a repository to be 
        recognized: 
           (1) is operated under the direction of a licensed 
        certification authority; 
           (2) includes a database containing: 
           (i) certificates published in the repository; 
           (ii) notices of suspended or revoked certificates published 
        by licensed certification authorities or other persons 
        suspending or revoking certificates; 
           (iii) certification authority disclosure records for 
        licensed certification authorities; 
           (iv) all orders or advisory statements published by the 
        secretary in regulating certification authorities; and 
           (v) other information adopted by rule by the secretary; 
           (3) operates by means of a trustworthy system; 
           (4) contains no significant amount of information that is 
        known or likely to be untrue, inaccurate, or not reasonably 
        reliable; 
           (5) contains certificates published by certification 
        authorities that conform to legally binding requirements that 
        the secretary finds to be substantially similar to, or more 
        stringent toward the certification authorities, than those of 
        this state; and 
           (6) keeps an archive of certificates that have been 
        suspended or revoked, or that have expired, within at least the 
        past three years; and 
           (7) complies with other reasonable requirements adopted by 
        rule by the secretary. 
           Sec. 30.  [325K.27] [COURT RULES.] 
           Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the 
        authority of the supreme court to adopt rules of pleading, 
        practice or procedure, or of the court of appeals or district 
        courts to adopt supplementary local rules, governing the use of 
        electronic messages and documents, including, but not limited 
        to, rules governing the use of digital signatures in judicial 
        proceedings. 
           Sec. 31.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, sections 325K.05, 
        subdivision 3; 325K.06, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5; 325K.13, 
        subdivisions 2 and 3; and 325K.14, subdivision 7, are repealed. 
           Presented to the governor March 19, 1998 
           Signed by the governor March 23, 1998, 10:51 a.m.