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                            CHAPTER 436-H.F.No. 2451 
                  An act relating to telecommunications; extending 
                  expiration date of legislative electric energy task 
                  force; modifying telephone company property 
                  depreciation provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  1998, sections 216C.051, subdivision 9; and 237.22; 
                  repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 237.773, 
                  subdivision 5; Minnesota Rules, parts 7810.7000; 
                  7810.7100; 7810.7200; 7810.7300; 7810.7400; 7810.7500; 
                  7810.7600; 7810.7700; 7810.7800; 7810.7900; and 
                  7810.8000. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 216C.051, 
        subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [EXPIRATION.] This section is repealed June 30, 
        2000 March 15, 2001. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 237.22, is 
        amended to read: 
           237.22 [DEPRECIATION; AMORTIZATION.] 
           (a) For purposes of a proceeding to determine or 
        investigate any wholesale or retail rate, or to set any 
        universal service support level, the commission shall may fix 
        proper and adequate rates and methods of depreciation and 
        amortization with respect to a telephone company company's 
        property and every telephone company shall conform its 
        depreciation accounts for property used in whole or in part to 
        provide noncompetitive services to the rates and methods fixed 
        by the commission. 
           (b) All telephone companies shall retain data in sufficient 
        detail for the purpose of determining depreciation accruals and 
        reserves by depreciable telephone plant account.  Depreciable 
        plant accounts are those specified by the Federal Communications 
        Commission for the class to which a telephone company belongs.  
        All telephone companies shall maintain, and have available for 
        inspection by the commission upon request, adequate accounts and 
        records related to depreciation practices as defined herein. 
           Sec. 3.  [REPEALER.] 
           (a) Minnesota Statutes, section 237.773, subdivision 5, is 
        repealed. 
           (b) Minnesota Rules, parts 7810.7000; 7810.7100; 7810.7200; 
        7810.7300; 7810.7400; 7810.7500; 7810.7600; 7810.7700; 
        7810.7800; 7810.7900; and 7810.8000, are repealed. 
           Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This act is effective the day following enactment. 
           Presented to the governor April 20, 2000 
           Signed by the governor April 24, 2000, 1:54 p.m.