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6.77 Local government expenditures for legal costs.

(a) On or before January 1, 1998, and each year thereafter, the state auditor shall collect from all counties, cities of the first, second, and third class, and school districts with enrollment exceeding 100 students, information as to expenditure of public funds for legal services incurred to defend the entity from lawsuits and amounts paid in voluntary settlements or judgments in any lawsuit. The data must include costs incurred for any fees paid as retainers for outside counsel. Fees paid for attorneys who perform work on criminal or prosecutorial matters must be reported.

(b) The state auditor shall make and file, annually, in the state auditor's office a summary report of the information collected. Copies of the report may be made and distributed to interested persons and governmental units.

HIST: 1997 c 210 s 2

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