2022 Law Summaries: A Guide to the New Laws Affecting Cities

The 2022 Law Summaries publication contains laws affecting cities that were enacted during the 2022 legislative session.

The Legislature sent 99 chapters of new law to Gov. Tim Walz during the 2022 legislative session. The League’s 2022 Law Summaries will help you understand how these new laws will affect cities.

The publication summarizes relevant new laws but is not intended to be comprehensive legal advice. The 2022 Law Summaries document also highlights bills relevant to cities that did not become law.

View the 2022 Law Summaries (pdf)

Variety of issues covered

This year’s new laws contain many items of interest to cities, including passage of a front-line worker pay bill, replenishment of the state’s unemployment trust fund, increased broadband funding, implementation of the opioid settlement agreement, a mental health data sharing measure, a provision that simplifies employee background checks, and more.

The section on “Bills That Did Not Become Law” covers several bills that did not pass, including the highly contested zoning/land use preemption bills.


If you have any questions about laws or legislation summarized in the 2022 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 4 of the 2022 Law Summaries.

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