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CHAPTER 19-S.F.No. 9 An act relating to local government; authorizing cities to provide housing assistance to secure fire and ambulance service; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 412. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [412.153] [EXPENDITURES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL HOUSING ASSISTANCE.] Statutory cities may expend public funds to acquire or lease residential property for housing or otherwise provide housing assistance in the city for one or more volunteer firefighters or ambulance personnel. The expenditure may only be made to attract and retain the qualified personnel necessary to ensure that a city has timely public safety and related service. A city may make the expenditure only after the need for the expenditure has been established and approved at a public hearing. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor April 9, 2001 Signed by the governor April 11, 2001, 2:20 p.m.