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                             CHAPTER 77-H.F.No. 321 
                  An act relating to the city of Northfield; authorizing 
                  the city to establish and operate related medical 
                  facilities in conjunction with its municipal hospital 
                  at a site outside the city limits; authorizing 
                  Northfield to acquire real or personal property for 
                  the related medical facilities. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [NORTHFIELD; MEDICAL FACILITIES.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 447.05 and 
        447.06, the city of Northfield may acquire, establish, and 
        operate hospitals and related medical facilities at a location 
        to be determined by the Northfield city council, including a 
        site outside the Northfield city limits.  The city may take 
        those actions by resolution or ordinance approved by a majority 
        of the city council. 
           Sec. 2.  [ACQUISITION OF SITES AND PROPERTY.] 
           The city of Northfield may acquire real or personal 
        property to establish, maintain, equip, improve, own, and 
        operate a hospital, hospital site, or hospital grounds, and 
        related medical facilities.  The city may hold, own, and operate 
        a hospital, hospital grounds and sites, and other real and 
        personal property previously transferred or conveyed to it for 
        hospital or related medical purposes. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE; NO LOCAL APPROVAL REQUIRED.] 
           (a) Under Minnesota Statutes, section 645.023, subdivision 
        1, paragraph (a), no local approval of sections 1 and 2 is 
        required. 
           (b) Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 19, 2003 
           Signed by the governor May 22, 2003, 9:25 p.m.