1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/15/2021 04:03pm
A bill for an act
relating to civil actions; suspending the expiring of statutory deadlines imposed
upon judicial proceedings during a peacetime emergency; amending Laws 2020,
chapter 74, article 1, section 16.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Laws 2020, chapter 74, article 1, section 16, is amended to read:
deleted text begin (a) The running ofdeleted text end Deadlines imposed by statutes governing proceedings in the district
and appellate courts, including any statutes of limitations or other time periods prescribed
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emergency declared on March 13, 2020, in governor's Executive Order 20-01 deleted text beginand any
extensions authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 12.31, subdivision 2, and for 60
days after the end of the peacetime emergency declarationdeleted text end new text beginnew text end. Nothing
in this paragraph prevents a court from holding a hearing, requiring an appearance, or issuing
an order during the peacetime emergency if the judge determines that individual
circumstances relevant to public safety, personal safety, or other emergency matters require
action in a specific case.
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(b) This section expires 60 days after the end of the peacetime emergency declaration
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