31.5.6. When this chapter has begun to apply to a municipality, it continues to apply even though its population falls below 20,000.
However, the council of the municipality may, by a resolution adopted by a two-thirds majority vote of its members, end the application of this chapter. Entitlement to the reimbursement of research and support expenses ceases on 31 December of the fiscal year in which the decision is made.
This chapter becomes again applicable when the population of the municipality again reaches 20,000.