as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 01/20/2011 11:02am
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:
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 331A.12, is amended to read:
(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.
At the meeting of the governing body of the local public
corporation 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 projects on the local public
corporation's 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, the local public corporation must publish in
a qualified newspaper in the jurisdiction and on the Web site, notice that the local public
corporation will publish any advertisements for bids on its Web site.
A local public corporation 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.
A local public corporation 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.