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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.