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2017 Minnesota Session Laws

This document represents the act as presented to the governor. The version passed by the legislature is the final engrossment. It does not represent the official 2017 session law, which will be available here summer 2017.

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

CHAPTER 29--S.F.No. 1020

An act

relating to local government; eliminating the cap on spending for purchase of awards and trophies;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 471.15.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 471.15, is amended to read:


(a) Any home rule charter or statutory city or any town, county, school district, or any board thereof, or any incorporated post of the American Legion or any other incorporated veterans' organization, may expend not to exceed $800 in any one year, funds available to it for the purchase of awards and trophies and may operate a program of public recreation and playgrounds; acquire, equip, and maintain land, buildings, or other recreational facilities, including an outdoor or indoor swimming pool; and expend funds for the operation of such program pursuant to the provisions of sections 471.15 to 471.19. The city, town, county, or school district may issue bonds pursuant to chapter 475 for the purpose of carrying out the powers granted by this section. The city, town, county or school district may operate the program and facilities directly or establish one or more recreation boards to operate all or various parts of them.

(b) A home rule charter or statutory city, a county, or a town may expend funds for the purpose of supporting student academic or extracurricular activities sponsored by the local school district.


This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor May 8, 2017

Signed by the governor May 11, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

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