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The League of Minnesota Cities annually prepares a summary of new laws that impact city operations. This publication is intended to highlight relevant new laws, but is not intended to be comprehensive legal advice. The 2012 Law Summaries will help city officials understand new laws that may impact city operations as well as provide information on proposed legislation that didn’t survive the legislative process.
The 182 chapters of new law that the 2012 Legislature sent to Gov. Dayton is somewhat lower than the legislative output in each of the last two even-numbered legislative sessions. When that lower output is coupled with the governor’s veto of 32 of those chapters, including several large omnibus bills, there are certainly fewer new laws impacting cities. Nonetheless, the 2012 Law Summaries provide information that city officials should review for impact on city operations.
During the interim, the Cities Bulletin will include a section that will provide more in-depth information on a new law of interest to city officials. The “Focus on New Laws” will commence with the June 27 edition of the Cities Bulletin.
If you have any questions on new laws or legislation you read about in the 2012 Law Summaries, please contact a member of the League’s Intergovernmental Relations Department. The initials of the best staff member to contact for a particular law are listed at the end of each summary. You can find a key for the initials on page 5 of the 2012 Law Summaries.
Contact intergovernmental relations (IGR) staff if you have questions about LMC law summaries or laws affecting cities.