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2007 Minnesota Statutes

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15.054 PUBLIC EMPLOYEES NOT TO PURCHASE MERCHANDISE FROM
GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES; EXCEPTIONS; PENALTY.
No officer or employee of the state or any of its political subdivisions shall sell or procure for
sale or possess or control for sale to any other officer or employee of the state or subdivision,
as appropriate, any property or materials owned by the state or subdivision except pursuant to
conditions provided in this section. Property or materials owned by the state or a subdivision
and not needed for public purposes, may be sold to an employee of the state or subdivision
after reasonable public notice at a public auction or by sealed response, if the employee is not
directly involved in the auction or process pertaining to the administration and collection of
sealed responses. Requirements for reasonable public notice may be prescribed by other law or
ordinance so long as at least one week's published notice is specified. An employee of the state
or a political subdivision may purchase no more than one motor vehicle from the state at any
one auction. A person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. This
section shall not apply to the sale of property or materials acquired or produced by the state or
subdivision for sale to the general public in the ordinary course of business. Nothing in this
section shall prohibit an employee of the state or a political subdivision from selling or possessing
for sale public property if the sale or possession for sale is in the ordinary course of business or
normal course of the employee's duties.
History: 1977 c 347 s 5; 1986 c 444; 1998 c 386 art 1 s 1; 2004 c 262 art 1 s 1; 2005 c
156 art 2 s 11

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