2014 Law Summaries Now Available

Find out how laws enacted during the 2014 legislative session will affect cities.
(Published Jun 16, 2014)

The 2014 Legislature sent 169 chapters of new law to Gov. Dayton. The League’s 2014 Law Summaries provide details on how these new laws will affect cities.

This publication is intended to highlight relevant new laws, but is not intended to be comprehensive legal advice. It 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 following is a sampling of the bills the governor has signed into law that impact cities:

  • Sales tax exemption cleanup.
  • City/region-specific capital investment/bonding projects.
  • Local building official inspection authority.
  • Housing infrastructure funding.
  • Electronic cigarette use prohibited in buildings owned or operated by political subdivisions.
  • Establishment of the Broadband Development Grant Program.
  • Creation of the Legislative Water Commission.
  • Establishment of the Public Employee Relations Board.

If you have any questions about new laws or legislation summarized in the 2014 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 2014 Law Summaries.

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