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HF 930

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/10/2021 04:04pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to civil actions; reducing the limitation period for bringing certain actions;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 541.05, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 541.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginSix-yeardeleted text endnew text begin Four-yearnew text end limitation.

Except where the Uniform Commercial
Code otherwise prescribes, the following actions shall be commenced within deleted text beginsixdeleted text endnew text begin fournew text end years:

(1) upon a contract or other obligation, express or implied, as to which no other limitation
is expressly prescribed;

(2) upon a liability created by statute, other than those arising upon a penalty or forfeiture
or where a shorter period is provided by section 541.07;

(3) for a trespass upon real estate;

(4) for taking, detaining, or injuring personal property, including actions for the specific
recovery thereof;

(5) for criminal conversation, or for any other injury to the person or rights of another,
not arising on contract, and not hereinafter enumerated;

(6) for relief on the ground of fraud, in which case the cause of action shall not be deemed
to have accrued until the discovery by the aggrieved party of the facts constituting the fraud;

(7) against sureties upon the official bond of any public officer, whether of the state or
of any county, town, school district, or a municipality therein; in which case the limitation
shall not begin to run until the term of such officer for which the bond was given shall have

(8) for damages caused by a dam, used for commercial purposes; or

(9) for assault, battery, false imprisonment, or other tort resulting in personal injury, if
the conduct that gives rise to the cause of action also constitutes domestic abuse as defined
in section 518B.01.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2021, and applies to causes
of action occurring or accruing on or after that date.
new text end