2015 Law Summaries Now Available

Find out how laws enacted during the 2015 legislative session will affect cities.
(Published Jul 6, 2015)

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 2015 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 2015 Legislature sent 80 chapters of new law to Gov. Dayton during the regular session, and six additional chapters of law during a special session. The following list is a sampling of the bills the governor has signed into law that impact cities:

  • Establishment of the Workforce Housing Development Grant Program.
  • Funding for the Broadband Development Grant Program.
  • Clarification on when and how sulfate standards will be implemented on city water treatment systems.
  • Public access to provide testimony during peer review processes for water quality rules.
  • Delay in sales tax exemption for joint powers and special districts.
  • State and local capital investment/bonding projects.

If you have any questions about new laws or legislation summarized in the 2015 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 2015 Law Summaries.

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