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HF 4605

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/30/2020 09:41am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to local government; authorizing counties, cities, and townships to accept
certain documents or signatures electronically, by mail, or by facsimile.

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

Section 1. new text beginSUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS OR SIGNATURES
ELECTRONICALLY, BY MAIL, OR BY FACSIMILE.
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new text begin (a) Notwithstanding any law, rule, or ordinance to the contrary, a township, home rule
charter or statutory city, or county may accept documents, signatures, or filings received
by United States mail, or may use Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325L, to accept documents,
signatures, or filings electronically or by facsimile, during a peacetime public health
emergency for:
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new text begin (1) planning and zoning applications and permits under Minnesota Statutes, chapters
394 and 462;
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new text begin (2) land use documents under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 505;
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new text begin (3) land conveyance documents under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 507;
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new text begin (4) documents requiring the signature of a licensed architect, engineer, or landscape
architect under Minnesota Statutes, sections 326.03, subdivision 3, and 326.12, subdivision
3;
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new text begin (5) applications for birth and death certificates under Minnesota Statutes, section 144.225;
and
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new text begin (6) recording a notary commission under Minnesota Statutes, section 359.061.
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new text begin (b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, there is no in-person requirement under
this section.
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new text begin (c) For purposes of this section, "peacetime public health emergency" means a peacetime
emergency declared by the governor in an executive order that relates to the infectious
disease known as COVID-19.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
expires January 6, 2021.
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