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134.08 ESTABLISHING AND DISCONTINUING LIBRARY SERVICE; APPLICABILITY
OF LAW.
    Subdivision 1. Establishment. If public library service is not established under section
134.07, the governing body of the city or county, upon the petition of eligible voters, as defined in
section 201.014, subdivision 1, of the city or county, in a number not less than five percent of
the number of persons who voted at the last general election in the city or county, shall submit
the question of the establishment or provision of public library services to the voters at the
next general election. If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in the affirmative, the
governing body shall establish the library or shall provide public library service as authorized in
section 134.12 or 134.20 and levy an annual tax for its support.
    Subd. 2. Discontinuance. If public library service is established under the provisions of
subdivision 1, it may be discontinued only after a majority of the votes cast on the question are in
the affirmative on a question on a ballot in a general election. The question of discontinuance of
public library service shall be placed on the ballot at the next general election upon the petition of
eligible voters, as defined in section 201.014, subdivision 1, of the city or county, in a number
not less than five percent of the number of persons who voted at the last general election in the
city or county.
    Subd. 3. Applicability. All public library service heretofore established and now existing in
cities and counties is continued and all ordinances and resolutions setting apart public property for
their support are hereby confirmed. Nothing in sections 134.08 to 134.15 shall be construed as
abridging any power or duty in respect to libraries conferred by any city charter. If a city charter
does not address matters provided for in this chapter, the provisions of this chapter shall apply.
History: (5662) RL s 2256; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1980 c 609 art 6 s 34; 1983 c 314 art
11 s 2; 1987 c 384 art 2 s 1

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