Governor Acts on All New Chapters

The League’s 2014 Law Summaries, with information on new laws impacting cities, will be available around June 16.
(Published Jun 2, 2014)

Gov. Dayton completed his review and action on May 30 for the remaining bills sent to him by the 2014 Legislature. Under the Minnesota Constitution, the governor had 14 days after the conclusion of the biennial legislative session to act on the bills.

Since the Legislature adjourned on May 16, Gov. Dayton had until May 30 to take final action. Any bill sent to the governor that he did not sign within the 14 days would have been a pocket veto.

League Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) staff are in the process of summarizing all of the new laws enacted in 2014 that affect cities. The League’s 2014 Law Summaries publication will be available electronically on the LMC website around June 16, and printed copies will be available at the 2014 Legislative Recap and Policy Preview at the League’s Annual Conference in St. Cloud on June 18.

The League’s IGR staff and Research Department will also be periodically publishing “Focus on New Laws” articles in the bi-weekly Cities Bulletin. These articles will contain more detailed information on new laws that were enacted during the 2014 session. The first article in the series will be published shortly after the League’s Annual Conference in June.

Major bills that have been signed into law since the Legislature adjourned include:

  • Two bonding bills: Chapters 294 and 295 (Read more)
  • Supplemental omnibus tax bill: Chapter 308 (Read more)
  • Omnibus pension bill: Chapter 296 (Read more)
  • Supplemental budget bill: Chapter 312 (Read more)

Additional information
Access the governor’s status log for the status of all bills sent to him

Access a complete listing of 2014 session laws and links to the chapter language

Have an immediate question?
League staff have covered a wide array of legislation during this past session. If you have an immediate question about the status of legislation considered during the 2014 session, please contact any member of the League’s IGR staff.

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