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                            CHAPTER 132-S.F.No. 974 
                  An act relating to local government; adding exceptions 
                  to the local public officer's conflict of interest 
                  law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 471.88, 
                  by adding subdivisions. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 471.88, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 17.  [FEDERAL OR STATE GRANT PROGRAMS.] The governing 
        body may apply for and accept a state or federal grant for 
        housing, community, or economic development in which a public 
        officer may benefit, if the public officer abstains from voting 
        on measures related to the grant. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 471.88, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 18.  [SMALL CITIES IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY; CERTAIN 
        FEDERAL FUNDING PROGRAMS.] If a city with a population of 5,000 
        or less in St. Louis county administers a loan or grant program 
        with community development block grant funds or federal economic 
        development administration funds for property owners within the 
        geographic boundaries of the city, the city may make a grant or 
        loan from these funds to a public officer of the city who 
        applies, if the public officer first discloses, as part of the 
        official minutes of a meeting of the city, that the public 
        officer has applied for the funds and the public officer 
        abstains from voting on the public officer's application. 
           Sec. 3.  [LOCAL APPROVAL NOT REQUIRED.] 
           Section 2 does not require local approval because it 
        enables certain cities in St. Louis county to exercise authority 
        not granted by general law and thus fits in the class in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 645.023, subdivision 1, clause (a). 
           Presented to the governor May 17, 2001 
           Signed by the governor May 21, 2001, 10:47 a.m.