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                            CHAPTER 143-H.F.No. 486 
                  An act relating to elections; requiring disclaimers in 
                  newspaper ads to be legible; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 2000, section 211B.05, subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 211B.05, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ACCEPTANCE OF PAID ADVERTISEMENTS.] A 
        newspaper, periodical, or magazine may not intentionally accept 
        for insertion in the newspaper, magazine, or periodical a 
        political advertisement unless the words "PAID ADVERTISEMENT," 
        and the disclaimer required under section 211B.04 are included 
        at the beginning or end of the advertisement.  The disclaimer 
        must be in a legible text size and font.  A radio station, 
        television station, or cable system may not accept for broadcast 
        a political advertisement unless the words "PAID ADVERTISEMENT" 
        are included at the beginning or end of the advertisement. 
           Presented to the governor May 17, 2001 
           Signed by the governor May 21, 2001, 10:50 a.m.