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451.09 STEAM HEAT DISCONTINUED; NOTICE; COST TO CONVERT.
    Subdivision 1. By utility board, with council approval. A public utilities board or
commission that operates a steam heat system in a home rule charter city may discontinue the
system in whole or part if the city council approves.
    Subd. 2. May pay to convert. If the council approves, the board or commission may spend
money to pay those whose service is discontinued to convert to another type of heat system.
    Subd. 3. Supersedes other law, charter. This section applies notwithstanding a contrary city
charter or other law.
    Subd. 4. Exceptions: Austin, Marshall, Virginia. Subdivisions 1 to 3 do not apply to
the cities of Austin, Marshall, and Virginia.
    Subd. 5. Two years' notice. A public utilities board or commission that operates a steam
heat system in a home rule charter city must give the commissioner of employment and economic
development two years' notice of its intended date to discontinue the system.
History: 1969 c 796 s 1; 1976 c 44 s 46; Ex1979 c 2 s 41; 1981 c 356 s 221; 1983 c 289 s
115 subd 1; 1987 c 312 art 1 s 26 subd 2; 1988 c 469 art 6 s 1; 1Sp2003 c 4 s 1