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CHAPTER 337-S.F.No. 3288 An act relating to public employment labor relations; extending the expiration of an interest arbitration provision governing firefighters; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 179A.16, subdivision 7a. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 179A.16, subdivision 7a, is amended to read: Subd. 7a. [DECISION AFFECTING FIREFIGHTERS.] (a) For firefighters, subdivision 7 governs, except that the arbitrator or panel is restricted to selecting between the final offer total packages of the parties as submitted to the commissioner at impasse, unless conventional arbitration is agreed to by both parties in writing. However, the arbitrator or panel has no jurisdiction or authority to entertain any matter or issue that is not a term and condition of employment or protected by section 179A.07, subdivision 1, unless the matter or issue was included in the employer's final position. (b) This subdivision expires June 30,
20032006. Presented to the governor April 12, 2002 Signed by the governor April 16, 2002, 11:59 a.m.