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HF 1242

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/15/2017 11:38am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to local government; requiring notice of proposed ordinances that affect
business licenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 375.51, subdivision
2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 415.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 375.51, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Notice of intention.

new text begin(a) new text endNo county ordinance shall be enacted unless a notice
of the intention to enact it has been published in the official newspaper of the county not
less than ten days before the meeting or public hearing required by subdivision 1 at which
it is to be considered. Public hearings may be continued from time to time and additional
hearings may be held. The notice shall state the subject matter and the general purpose of
the proposed ordinance. Proof of the publication of the notice shall be attached to and filed
with the ordinance, if enacted, in the office of the county auditor.

new text begin (b) At least 14 days before the county holds an initial hearing on an ordinance that may
affect a business licensed by the county or a statutory or home rule charter city in the county,
the county must notify potentially affected businesses by first class mail or e-mail and post
the proposed ordinance, and the fact that it may affect licensed businesses, on the county's
Web site. For the purposes of this subdivision, a licensed business may be affected if the
ordinance changes the location or availability of a product or service provided by the
business.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [415.175] NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCES TO LICENSED
BUSINESSES.
new text end

new text begin At least 14 days before a statutory or home rule charter city holds an initial hearing on
an ordinance that may affect a business licensed by the city, the city council must notify
potentially affected businesses by first class mail or e-mail and post the proposed ordinance,
and the fact that it may affect licensed businesses, on the city's Web site. For the purposes
of this subdivision, a licensed business may be affected if the ordinance changes the location
or availability of a product or service provided by the business.
new text end