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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; REIMBURSEMENT MAY 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 a the 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 such the 
        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.