Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

During an emergency or disaster, each political subdivision, notwithstanding any statutory or
charter provision to the contrary, and through its governing body acting within or without the
corporate limits of the political subdivision, may:
(1) enter into contracts and incur obligations necessary to combat the disaster by protecting
the health and safety of persons and property and by providing emergency assistance to the
victims of the disaster; and
(2) exercise the powers vested by this subdivision in the light of the exigencies of the
disaster without compliance with time-consuming procedures and formalities prescribed by
law pertaining to:
(i) the performance of public work;
(ii) entering into contracts;
(iii) incurring of obligations;
(iv) employment of temporary workers;
(v) rental of equipment;
(vi) purchase of supplies and materials;
(vii) limitations upon tax levies; and
(viii) the appropriation and expenditure of public funds, for example, but not limited to,
publication of ordinances and resolutions, publication of calls for bids, provisions of civil service
laws and rules, provisions relating to low bids, and requirements for budgets.
History: 1951 c 694 s 307; 1957 c 171 s 1; 1996 c 344 s 26; 1999 c 250 art 2 s 2; 2003 c
2 art 1 s 2

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes