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                             CHAPTER 13-H.F.No. 302 
                  An act relating to municipal contracting; authorizing 
                  ambulance services to participate in shared service 
                  purchasing; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 
                  471.345, subdivision 10. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 471.345, 
        subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [HOSPITAL AND AMBULANCE SERVICE SHARED SERVICE 
        PURCHASING.] Supplies, materials, or equipment to be used in the 
        operation of a hospital licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.56 
        or an ambulance service licensed under chapter 144E that are 
        purchased or leased under a shared service purchasing 
        arrangement whereby more than one hospital or ambulance service 
        purchases supplies, materials, or equipment with one or more 
        other hospitals or ambulance services either through one of the 
        hospitals or ambulance services or through another entity, may 
        be purchased without regard to the competitive bidding 
        requirements of this section, if the following conditions are 
        met: 
           (1) the hospital's or ambulance service's governing 
        authority authorizes the arrangement; 
           (2) the shared services purchasing program purchases items 
        available from more than one source on the basis of competitive 
        bids or competitive quotations of prices; and 
           (3) the arrangement authorizes the hospital's or ambulance 
        service's governing authority or its representatives to review 
        the purchasing procedures to determine compliance with these 
        requirements. 
           Presented to the governor March 12, 1999 
           Signed by the governor March 16, 1999, 2:20 p.m.