language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 166-S.F.No. 1605 An act relating to labor relations; providing arbitration procedures for firefighters; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 179A.16, by adding a subdivision. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 179A.16, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 7a. [DECISION AFFECTING FIREFIGHTERS.] (a) For firefighters, subdivision 7 governs, except that the arbitrator or panel is restricted to selecting between the final offer total packages of the parties as submitted to the commissioner at impasse, unless conventional arbitration is agreed to by both parties in writing. However, the arbitrator or panel has no jurisdiction or authority to entertain any matter or issue that is not a term and condition of employment or protected by section 179A.07, subdivision 1, unless the matter or issue was included in the employer's final position. (b) This subdivision expires June 30, 2003. Presented to the governor May 13, 1999 Signed by the governor May 17, 1999, 4:30 p.m.