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Minnesota Session Laws - 2003, Regular Session

Key: (1) language to be deleted (2) new language

                            CHAPTER 132-S.F.No. 1176 
                  An act relating to civil law; clarifying that civil 
                  actions against the state may be brought in federal 
                  court under certain federal statutes; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 1.05. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 1.05, is 
        amended to read: 
           1.05 [WAIVER OF IMMUNITY FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN FEDERAL 
        STATUTES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT.] An 
        employee, former employee, or prospective employee of the state 
        who is aggrieved by the state's violation of the Age 
        Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, United States Code, 
        title 29, section 621, et seq., as amended, may bring a civil 
        action against the state in federal court or in any other court 
        of competent jurisdiction for such legal or equitable relief as 
        will effectuate the purposes of the act. 
           Subd. 2.  [FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT.] An employee of the 
        state who is aggrieved by the state's violation of the Fair 
        Labor Standards Act of 1938, United States Code, title 29, 
        section 201, et seq., as amended, may bring a civil action 
        against the state in federal court or in any other court of 
        competent jurisdiction for such legal or equitable relief as 
        will effectuate the purposes of the act. 
           Subd. 3.  [FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT.] An employee, 
        former employee, or prospective employee of the state who is 
        aggrieved by the state's violation of the Family and Medical 
        Leave Act, United States Code, title 29, sections 2601 to 2654, 
        as amended, may bring a civil action against the state 
        in federal court or in any other court of competent jurisdiction 
        for such legal or equitable relief as will effectuate the 
        purposes of the act. 
           Subd. 4.  [AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.] An employee, 
        former employee, or prospective employee of the state who is 
        aggrieved by the state's violation of the Americans with 
        Disabilities Act of 1990, United States Code, title 42, section 
        12101, as amended, may bring a civil action against the state in 
        federal court or in any other court of competent jurisdiction 
        for such legal or equitable relief as will effectuate the 
        purposes of the act. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective retroactive to August 1, 2001. 
           Presented to the governor May 24, 2003 
           Signed by the governor May 28, 2003, 1:45 p.m.

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