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CHAPTER 30-H.F.No. 475 An act relating to local government; providing for reimbursement to officers and employees for costs and legal fees to defend criminal charges in certain cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 465.76. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 465.76, is amended to read: 465.76 [
LEGAL COUNSEL; REIMBURSEMENTMAY PAY FOR OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE'S CRIMINAL DEFENSE.] Subdivision 1. [IF LAWFULLY DOING DUTY.] If reimbursement is requested by the officer or employee, the governing body of a home rule charter or statutory city, a town or a county may, after consultation with its legal counsel, reimburse athe city, town or county officer or employee for any costs and reasonable attorney's fees incurred by the person to defend charges of a criminal nature brought against the person that arose out of the reasonable and lawful performance of duties for the city, town or county , provided. Subd. 2. [WHEN JUDGE MUST APPROVE.] If less than a quorum of the governing body is disinterested, that suchthe reimbursement under subdivision 1 shall be approved by a judge of the district court. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective the day after its final enactment. Presented to the governor March 30, 1999 Signed by the governor April 1, 1999, 1:35 p.m.