Learn about laws enacted in 2019

The Legislature sent 78 chapters of new law to Gov. Tim Walz during the regular 2019 session and first special session. The League’s 2019 Law Summaries will help you understand how these new laws will affect cities.
—Check out the 2019 Law Summaries (pdf)

In addition to new laws that may impact city operations, the Law Summaries publication provides information on bills that didn’t survive the legislative process. The publication highlights relevant new laws but is not intended to be comprehensive legal advice.

New laws deal with a range of city-related issues, including taxes, transportation, pensions, and more. In addition, cities received funding increases in several areas, including:

  • Local government aid
  • Elections
  • Housing
  • Broadband
  • Water and wastewater infrastructure

If you have any questions about new laws or legislation summarized in the 2019 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 2 of the 2019 Law Summaries.