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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 [DISCONTINUANCE ABOLITION OF COMMISSION.] 
           Any A police civil service commission hereafter created 
        pursuant to the provisions of under this chapter may be 
        discontinued and abolished 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 be 
        filed with the governing body of such the city and shall request 
        requesting 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 [DISCONTINUANCE ABOLITION SUBMITTED TO VOTERS.] 
           When such a petition is filed under section 419.16, the 
        governing body of such the city shall cause the question to be 
        submitted to the voters at the first following general municipal 
        election.  The commission shall be deemed to be is abolished if 
        two-thirds of the votes cast in the election be are in favor of 
        such the abolishment;, and the status of the police department 
        and all of the its employees thereof shall thereafter be deemed 
        to be 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.