2013 Law Summaries Now Available

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 2013 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 Legislature sent 144 chapters of new law to Gov. Dayton. The following list is a sampling of the bills the governor has signed into law that impact cities:

  • Sales tax exemption for cities.
  • Local government aid formula reform and increased appropriation.
  • Levy limits for cities.
  • Authority for cities to impose organized solid waste policies.
  • A pension bill that will attempt to stabilize the Public Employees Retirement Association Police and Fire Plan.
  • Classification of citizen emails collected by cities as “non-public.”
  • Expansion of sick leave and workers’ compensation benefits for employees.

If you have any questions about new laws or legislation summarized in the 2013 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 3 of the 2013 Law Summaries.

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