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CHAPTER 227--H.F.No. 3017

An act

relating to local government; authorizing municipalities to permit certain solicitations;

proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 465.

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

Section 1.

[465.90] MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY TO PERMIT SOLICITATION BY FIREFIGHTERS.

Notwithstanding any law or ordinance to the contrary, a municipality may by resolution permit full-time permanent firefighters employed by the municipality while on duty, or volunteer firefighters serving the municipality while not on duty, to solicit charitable contributions from motorists if the following conditions are met:

(1) the solicitation is for only one charitable organization annually, and that charitable organization is qualified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is registered as a charity under state law;

(2) the solicitation does not occur for more than three days, whether or not consecutively, in any calendar year; and

(3) the charitable organization provides to the municipality proof of commercial general liability insurance against claims for bodily injury and property damage if the injury or damage occurs (i) on public streets, roads, or rights-of-way, or (ii) as a result of the solicitor's activities. The insurance must have a limit of no less than $1,500,000 per occurrence and an endorsement to the policy naming the municipality as an additional insured.

Presented to the governor April 8, 2010

Signed by the governor April 10, 2010, 8:21 a.m.

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