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Minnesota Session Laws - 2014, Regular Session

Key: (1) language to be deleted (2) new language

CHAPTER 274--H.F.No. 2236

An act

relating to state government; making changes to the open meeting law;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13D.04, subdivision 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13D.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13D.04, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

State agencies.

For a meeting of an agency, board, commission, or department of the state required or permitted by law to transact public business in a meeting:

(1) the notice requirements of this section apply only if a statute governing meetings of the agency, board, or commission does not contain specific reference to the method of providing notice; and

(2) all provisions of this section relating to publication are satisfied by publication in the State Register. or posting on the Web site of the agency, board, commission, or department; and

(3) a schedule of the regular meetings shall be kept on file at the primary offices or posted on the Web site of the agency, board, commission, or department.

Sec. 2.

[13D.065] USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

The use of social media by members of a public body does not violate this chapter so long as the social media use is limited to exchanges with all members of the general public. For purposes of this section, e-mail is not considered a type of social media.

Presented to the governor May 15, 2014

Signed by the governor May 16, 2014, 10:19 a.m.

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