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HF 2585

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 05/06/2016 02:35pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to local government; requiring a two-thirds vote to impose an interim
ordinance; requiring a public hearing after ten-day notice before imposing an
interim ordinance relating to housing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014,
section 462.355, subdivision 4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 462.355, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Interim ordinance.

(a) If a municipality is conducting studies or has
authorized a study to be conducted or has held or has scheduled a hearing for the purpose
of considering adoption or amendment of a comprehensive plan or official controls as
defined in section 462.352, subdivision 15, or if new territory for which plans or controls
have not been adopted is annexed to a municipality, the governing body of the municipality
may adopt an interim ordinance applicable to all or part of its jurisdiction new text beginby a two-thirds
vote of all members of the governing body
new text endfor the purpose of protecting the planning
process and the health, safety and welfare of its citizens. The interim ordinance may
regulate, restrict, or prohibit any use, development, or subdivision within the jurisdiction
or a portion thereof for a period not to exceed one year from the date it is effective.

(b) If a proposed interim ordinance purports to regulate, restrict, or prohibit activities
relating to livestock production, a public hearing must be held following a ten-day notice
given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality before
the interim ordinance takes effect.

(c)new text begin If a proposed interim ordinance purports to regulate, restrict, or prohibit activities
relating to housing, a public hearing must be held following a ten-day notice given by
publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality before the interim
ordinance takes effect.
new text end

new text begin (d)new text end The period of an interim ordinance applicable to an area that is affected by
a city's master plan for a municipal airport may be extended for such additional periods
as the municipality may deem appropriate, not exceeding a total additional period of 18
months. In all other cases, no interim ordinance may halt, delay, or impede a subdivision
that has been given preliminary approval, nor may any interim ordinance extend the
time deadline for agency action set forth in section 15.99 with respect to any application
filed prior to the effective date of the interim ordinance. The governing body of the
municipality may extend the interim ordinance after a public hearing and written findings
have been adopted based upon one or more of the conditions in clause (1), (2), or (3).
The public hearing must be held at least 15 days but not more than 30 days before the
expiration of the interim ordinance, and notice of the hearing must be published at least
ten days before the hearing. The interim ordinance may be extended for the following
conditions and durations, but, except as provided in clause (3), an interim ordinance may
not be extended more than an additional 18 months:

(1) up to an additional 120 days following the receipt of the final approval or review
by a federal, state, or metropolitan agency when the approval is required by law and the
review or approval has not been completed and received by the municipality at least 30
days before the expiration of the interim ordinance;

(2) up to an additional 120 days following the completion of any other process
required by a state statute, federal law, or court order, when the process is not completed at
least 30 days before the expiration of the interim ordinance; or

(3) up to an additional one year if the municipality has not adopted a comprehensive
plan under this section at the time the interim ordinance is enacted.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for interim ordinances proposed on
or after August 1, 2016.
new text end