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HF 162

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 01/20/2011 11:02am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to local government; authorizing political subdivisions to publish
proceedings, official notices, and summaries on their Web sites in lieu of
newspaper publication; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 331A.12.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 331A.12, is amended to read:


331A.12 WEB SITE PUBLICATION deleted text beginOF LOCAL TRANSPORTATION RFPdeleted text end.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) The terms defined in this subdivision and section
331A.01 apply to this section.

(b) "Web site" means a specific, addressable location provided on a server connected
to the Internet and hosting World Wide Web pages and other files that are generally
accessible on the Internet all or most of the day.

Subd. 2.

Designation.

At the meeting of the governing body of the deleted text beginlocal public
corporation
deleted text endnew text begin political subdivisionnew text end at which the governing body must designate its official
newspaper for the year, the governing body may designate in the same manner publication
of transportation projectsnew text begin, proceedings, official notices, and summariesnew text end on the deleted text beginlocal public
corporation's
deleted text endnew text begin political subdivision'snew text end Web site. Publication on the Web site may be used
in place of or in addition to any other required form of publication. Each year after
designating publication on the Web site for transportation projects,new text begin proceedings, official
notices, and summaries,
new text end the deleted text beginlocal public corporationdeleted text endnew text begin political subdivisionnew text end must publish in
a qualified newspaper in the jurisdiction and on the Web site, notice that the deleted text beginlocal public
corporation
deleted text endnew text begin political subdivisionnew text end will publish any advertisements for bidsnew text begin, proceedings,
official notices, and summaries
new text end on its Web site.

Subd. 3.

Form, time for publication same.

A deleted text beginlocal public corporationdeleted text endnew text begin political
subdivision
new text end that publishes on its Web site under this section must post the information in
substantially the same format and for the same period of time as required for publication
in an official newspaper or other print publication.

Subd. 4.

Record retention.

A deleted text beginlocal public corporationdeleted text endnew text begin political subdivisionnew text end that
publishes notice on its Web site under this section must ensure that a permanent record of
publication is maintained in a form accessible by the public.

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Print copies. new text end

new text begin When a political subdivision publishes exclusively on the
Web site, it must also make print copies of all published documents available at the main
office of the political subdivision, any other government offices designated by the political
subdivision, all public libraries within the jurisdiction, and by mail upon request.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Newspaper notice of Web site publication. new text end

new text begin Each year after designating
alternative publication on the Web site, the political subdivision must publish in a qualified
newspaper in the jurisdiction and on the Web site, notice of the alternative means of
publication.
new text end