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CHAPTER 118--H.F.No. 348

An act

relating to attorneys; modifying and removing provisions limiting the practice of law by deputy sheriffs and coroners;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 387.13.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 387.13, is amended to read:

387.13 PROHIBITIONS.

No sheriff or, deputy sheriff, or coroner shall appear or practice as an attorney, solicitor, or counselor at law in any court, or draw or fill up any process, pleading, or paper for any party in any action or proceeding, nor, with intent to be employed in the collection of any demand or the service of any process, advise or counsel any person to commence an action or proceeding; nor shall any. This prohibition does not apply to a deputy sheriff who is acting with the approval of the appointing sheriff and whose law enforcement duties do not have a material nexus with potential legal proceedings for which the deputy sheriff counsels clients. A sheriff be is not eligible to any hold other elective office. A sheriff or, deputy sheriff, or coroner violating any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor May 18, 2009

Signed by the governor May 21, 2009, 10:34 a.m.