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CHAPTER 165-S.F.No. 9 An act relating to civil service; providing for the abolition of a police civil service commission by a unanimous vote of the city council; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 419.16 and 419.17. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 419.16, is amended to read: 419.16 [
DISCONTINUANCEABOLITION OF COMMISSION.] AnyA police civil service commission hereaftercreated pursuant to the provisions ofunder this chapter may be discontinued andabolished as follows: (1) by the voters in accordance with section 419.17; or (2) by a unanimous vote of the city council. Abolition by the voters shall be initiated by a petition signed by at least 25 percent of the number of legal voters voting at the last general municipal election shall befiled with the governing body of suchthe city and shall requestrequesting that the following question be submitted to the voters: "Shall the police civil service commission be abolished?" Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 419.17, is amended to read: 419.17 [ DISCONTINUANCEABOLITION SUBMITTED TO VOTERS.] When sucha petition is filed under section 419.16, the governing body of suchthe city shall cause the question to be submitted to the voters at the first following general municipal election. The commission shall be deemed to beis abolished if two-thirds of the votes cast in the election beare in favor of suchthe abolishment ;, and the status of the police department and all of theits employees thereofshall thereafter be deemed tobe the same as if the commission had not been created. Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor May 11, 1999 Signed by the governor May 13, 1999, 1:37 p.m.