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                            CHAPTER 454-S.F.No. 2570 
                  An act relating to St. Louis county; authorizing the 
                  St. Louis board of county commissioners to set 
                  reasonable allowances for expenses or a per diem 
                  allowance for members of certain boards or agencies; 
                  increasing the authorized number for a position in the 
                  unclassified service; removing a compensation 
                  provision for members of certain boards and 
                  commissions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, 
                  sections 375.47, subdivision 1; and 383C.035; 
                  repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 383C.073. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 375.47, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [REASONABLE.] Except in Hennepin and St. 
        Louis counties county, the board of county commissioners of each 
        county may, by resolution, set a reasonable allowance for 
        expenses or a per diem allowance in lieu of expenses and a 
        mileage allowance to be paid the members of boards or agencies 
        authorized by statute, and members of advisory boards or 
        committees, performing duties for all or part of the county, 
        when the board or agency does not itself have power to make 
        expense allowances for its members.  The allowances shall be 
        paid from the funds under the administration of the boards or 
        agencies.  Members of the board of county commissioners shall 
        not receive any per diem pursuant to this subdivision. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 383C.035, is 
        amended to read: 
           383C.035 [UNCLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE.] 
           (a) The officers and employees of such the county and of 
        any agency, board, or commission, supported in whole or in part 
        by taxation upon the taxable property of such the county or 
        appointed by the judges of the district court for such the 
        county, are hereby divided into the unclassified and classified 
        service.  
           (b) The unclassified service shall comprise comprises: 
           (a) (1) all officers elected by popular vote or persons 
        appointed to fill vacancies in such offices.; 
           (b) (2) judges and receivers, referees, arbiters, court 
        reporters, jurors, notaries public, and persons appointed by a 
        court to make or conduct any special inquiry of a judicial and 
        temporary character.; 
           (c) (3) superintendent or principal administrative officer 
        or comptroller of any separate department of county government 
        which is now or hereafter created pursuant to law, who is 
        directly responsible to the board of county commissioners or any 
        other board or commission, as well as the county agricultural 
        agents and the home demonstration agents under the control of 
        the county extension committee.; 
           (d) (4) members of nonpaid board, or commissioners 
        appointed by the board of county commissioners or acting in an 
        advisory capacity.; 
           (e) (5) assistant county attorneys or special investigators 
        in the employ of the county attorney.  For purposes of this 
        section, special investigators are defined as all nonclerical 
        positions in the employ of the county attorney.; 
           (f) (6) all common labor temporarily employed on an hourly 
        basis.; 
           (g) (7) all inmate or patient help in county institutions.; 
           (h) (8) all physicians, dentists, registered nurses and 
        medical laboratory technicians working under the direction of a 
        licensed physician or dentist in any hospital or sanitarium 
        operated by a commission or board of such county.; 
           (i) (9) not more than a total of nine clerks serving the 
        county board and administrator.; 
           (j) (10) a legislative lobbyist/grant coordinator appointed 
        by the county board to act as legislative liaison with the St. 
        Louis county legislative delegation and pursue legislative 
        concerns and grant opportunities for the county, and the clerk 
        for that position.; 
           (k) (11) the county recorder.; 
           (l) (12) any department head designated by the county board 
        .; 
           (m) Two (13) three administrative assistants in the county 
        administrator's office.; and 
           (n) (14) all court bailiffs.  
           (c) The classified service shall include includes all other 
        positions now existing and hereinafter created in the service of 
        the county or any board or commission, agency, or offices 
        of such the county. 
           Sec. 3.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 383C.073, is repealed. 
           Presented to the governor May 2, 2000 
           Signed by the governor May 5, 2000, 10:49 a.m.