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331A.12 WEB SITE ADVERTISEMENT FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECT BIDS.

Subdivision 1.Definitions.

(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.

Subd. 2.Designation.

At the meeting of the governing body of a political subdivision at which the governing body designates its official newspaper for the year, the governing body may designate in the same manner publication of transportation projects on the political subdivision'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 political subdivision must publish, in a qualified newspaper in the jurisdiction and on the Web site, notice that the political subdivision will publish any advertisements for bids on its Web site.

Subd. 3.Form, time for publication same.

A political subdivision 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.

Subd. 4.Record retention.

A political subdivision 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.

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