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CHAPTER 355-S.F.No. 1074 An act relating to public employees; providing that public safety dispatchers are essential employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 179A.03, subdivision 7. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 179A.03, subdivision 7, is amended to read: Subd. 7. [ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE.] "Essential employee" means firefighters, peace officers subject to licensure under sections 626.84 to 626.855, 911 system and police and fire department public safety dispatchers, guards at correctional facilities, confidential employees, supervisory employees, assistant county attorneys, principals, and assistant principals. However, for state employees, "essential employee" means all employees in law enforcement, health care professionals, correctional guards, professional engineering, and supervisory collective bargaining units, irrespective of severance, and no other employees. For University of Minnesota employees, "essential employee" means all employees in law enforcement, nursing professional and supervisory units, irrespective of severance, and no other employees. "Firefighters" means salaried employees of a fire department whose duties include, directly or indirectly, controlling, extinguishing, preventing, detecting, or investigating fires. Presented to the governor April 2, 1998 Signed by the governor April 3, 1998, 11:45 a.m.