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                             CHAPTER 76-H.F.No. 503 
                  An act relating to elections; clarifying certain 
                  duties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 
                  204D.04, subdivision 2. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 204D.04, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [INSTRUCTIONS TO PRINTER; PRINTER'S BOND.] (a) 
        The official charged with the preparation and distribution of 
        the ballots shall prepare instructions to the printer for 
        rotation of the names of candidates and for layout of the ballot.
           (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), the instructions 
        shall be approved by the legal advisor of the official before 
        delivery to the printer. 
           (c) The legal advisor of a town official is only not 
        required to approve instructions regarding the rotation of the 
        names of candidates on the ballot or the layout of the ballot. 
           (d) Before a contract exceeding $1,000 is awarded for 
        printing ballots, the printer shall furnish a sufficient bond, 
        letter of credit, or certified check, acceptable to the official 
        responsible for printing the ballots, conditioned on printing 
        the ballots in conformity with the Minnesota Election Law and 
        the instructions delivered.  The official responsible for 
        printing the ballots shall set the amount of the bond, letter of 
        credit, or certified check in an amount equal to the value of 
        the purchase. 
           Presented to the governor May 19, 2003 
           Signed by the governor May 22, 2003, 9:05 p.m.