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Act Summaries: 2013–2014

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Chapter           SubjectLaw Text              
Chapter 1Medical Assistance ExpansionLaws 2013, Ch. 1
Chapter 3Income tax federal conformity for tax year 2012; changes to Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board; and modification of Tax Incidence Study requirementsLaws 2013, Ch. 3
Chapter 4DrainageLaws 2013, Ch. 4
Chapter 5Financial exploitation of a vulnerable adultLaws 2013, Ch. 5
Chapter 6Electronic funds transfers and Article 4A of the Uniform Commercial CodeLaws 2013, Ch. 6
Chapter 7Uniform Electronic Material ActLaws 2013, Ch. 7
Chapter 9Health Insurance ExchangeLaws 2013, Ch. 9
Chapter 10Mortgage satisfaction, partial satisfaction, affidavit of survivorshipLaws 2013, Ch. 10
Chapter 11Radiation Therapy FacilitiesLaws 2013, Ch. 11
Chapter 12Officer Tom Decker Memorial HighwayLaws 2013, Ch. 12
Chapter 13Emergency Medical ServicesLaws 2013, Ch. 13
Chapter 14Service Animal RequirementsLaws 2013, Ch. 14
Chapter 16False Claims ActLaws 2013, Ch. 16
Chapter 17Foreclosure Consultant definitionLaws 2013, Ch. 17
Chapter 18Community paramedicsLaws 2013, Ch. 18
Chapter 20Crimes related to 911 callsLaws 2013, Ch. 20
Chapter 23Statutory Short Form Power of AttorneyLaws 2013, Ch. 23
Chapter 24Uniform Community Property Rights at Death ActLaws 2013, Ch. 24
Chapter 25Social WorkLaws 2013, Ch. 25
Chapter 28Collaborative law process; exceptions for testimony of witnessesLaws 2013, Ch. 28
Chapter 30Family Reunification ActLaws 2013, Ch. 30
Chapter 31Nurse Practice ActLaws 2013, Ch. 31
Chapter 34Crime victim rights and programsLaws 2013, Ch. 34
Chapter 36Multiparty accounts and agency designationLaws 2013, Ch. 36
Chapter 37State Guardian Ad Litem BoardLaws 2013, Ch. 37
Chapter 38Mine inspections (metallic mineral mining)Laws 2013, Ch. 38
Chapter 39Restitution; victim's estateLaws 2013, Ch. 39
Chapter 40Regulating use by lenders of motor vehicle titles of the borrower as collateralLaws 2013, Ch. 40
Chapter 42Omnibus Liquor BillLaws 2013, Ch. 42
Chapter 43Department of Health Policy ProvisionsLaws 2013, Ch. 43
Chapter 44Medical Practice ActLaws 2013, Ch. 44
Chapter 45Organized solid waste collectionLaws 2013, Ch. 45
Chapter 47Domestic abuseLaws 2013, Ch. 47
Chapter 49Reorganization of civil commitment statutesLaws 2013, Ch. 49
Chapter 51Hospital Staffing ReportsLaws 2013, Ch. 51
Chapter 52Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund AppropriationsLaws 2013, Ch. 52
Chapter 53Preneed funeral insuranceLaws 2013, Ch. 53
Chapter 54Requiring suitability in marketing of annuitiesLaws 2013, Ch. 54
Chapter 55Dietitians and nutritionists; prescription protocolLaws 2013, Ch. 55
Chapter 58Banning formaldehyde in children's productsLaws 2013, Ch. 58
Chapter 59DHS chemical and mental health; state-operated servicesLaws 2013, Ch. 59
Chapter 60Estate sale conductorsLaws 2013, Ch. 60
Chapter 61Criminal history/employmentLaws 2013, Ch. 61
Chapter 62DHS State Operated Services Policy BillLaws 2013, Ch. 62
Chapter 63DHS Continuing Care Policy BillLaws 2013, Ch. 63
Chapter 64Redevelopment demolition loansLaws 2013, Ch. 64
Chapter 65Transfer of child protection proceedings to tribal courtLaws 2013, Ch. 65
Chapter 68Sale of Petroleum ProductsLaws 2013, Ch. 68
Chapter 70Workers' compensationLaws 2013, Ch. 70
Chapter 71Banning bisphenol-A in children's food containersLaws 2013, Ch. 71
Chapter 74Civil MarriageLaws 2013, Ch. 74
Chapter 76Safe-at-Home Address Confidentiality ProgramLaws 2013, Ch. 76
Chapter 79Lawful GamblingLaws 2013, Ch. 79
Chapter 80Forfeiture; prostitution and sex trafficking offensesLaws 2013, Ch. 80
Chapter 81Health Care PolicyLaws 2013, Ch. 81
Chapter 82Omnibus Data PracticesLaws 2013, Ch. 82
Chapter 85Omnibus Jobs, Economic Development, Commerce and Housing BillLaws 2013, Ch. 85
Chapter 86Public Safety and Judiciary Omnibus billLaws 2013, Ch. 86
Chapter 87Sick leave benefitsLaws 2013, Ch. 87
Chapter 88Validity of Construction ContractsLaws 2013, Ch. 88
Chapter 89Child Victims ActLaws 2013, Ch. 89
Chapter 91Provision of Services to DebtorsLaws 2013, Ch. 91
Chapter 92Reporting release of hazardous substanceLaws 2013, Ch. 92
Chapter 94Homicide victims; probateLaws 2013, Ch. 94
Chapter 96Conditional Release of Sex OffendersLaws 2013, Ch. 96
Chapter 98Occupational therapistsLaws 2013, Ch. 98
Chapter 99Higher education budget and policyLaws 2013, Ch. 99
Chapter 100Tenant notice and civil penalty, evictions, housing appeal, and rent escrowLaws 2013, Ch. 100
Chapter 102Special event school bus transportationLaws 2013, Ch. 102
Chapter 104Default judgments on assigned consumer debtLaws 2013, Ch. 104
Chapter 107DHS OperationsLaws 2013, Ch. 107
Chapter 108Health and Human Services FinanceLaws 2013, Ch. 108
Chapter 109Juvenile delinquency; records/continuancesLaws 2013, Ch. 109
Chapter 110Changing the duties of the Secretary of StateLaws 2013, Ch. 110
Chapter 112Underage drinking; seeking assistance; immunityLaws 2013, Ch. 112
Chapter 113Methadone treatment program standardsLaws 2013, Ch. 113
Chapter 114Omnibus environment, natural resources, and agriculture actLaws 2013, Ch. 114
Chapter 115Mortgage foreclosureLaws 2013, Ch. 115
Chapter 116Omnibus K-12 Education Finance and PolicyLaws 2013, Ch. 116
Chapter 117Transportation finance omnibusLaws 2013, Ch. 117
Chapter 118Waiver of liability for negligent conductLaws 2013, Ch. 118
Chapter 120Regulation of bullion coin dealersLaws 2013, Ch. 120
Chapter 121Omnibus Game and FishLaws 2013, Ch. 121
Chapter 126Scrap vehicle and metal regulationsLaws 2013, Ch. 126
Chapter 127Transportation policy omnibusLaws 2013, Ch. 127
Chapter 128Family child care providers and direct support services providers/representationLaws 2013, Ch. 128
Chapter 129OptometryLaws 2013, Ch. 129
Chapter 131Elections OmnibusLaws 2013, Ch. 131
Chapter 132EnergyLaws 2013, Ch. 132
Chapter 133Assaulting transit operatorLaws 2013, Ch. 133
Chapter 136Capital InvestmentLaws 2013, Ch. 136
Chapter 137Omnibus Legacy BillLaws 2013, Ch. 137
Chapter 138Campaign FinanceLaws 2013, Ch. 138
Chapter 139Wildfire arsonLaws 2013, Ch. 139
Chapter 143Omnibus Tax LawLaws 2013, Ch. 143
Chapter 146Jackson, Lake, Clay, Kandiyohi, and Lyon counties; offices may be made appointed positionsLaws 2014, Ch. 146
Chapter 147Resident Reimbursement ClassificationsLaws 2014, Ch. 147
Chapter 150Omnibus Tax BillLaws 2014, Ch. 150
Chapter 151State Labor Agreements and Compensation PlansLaws 2014, Ch. 151
Chapter 153Certification of experts in civil cases; conforming with rules of civil procedureLaws 2014, Ch. 153
Chapter 154Deputy Registrar residencyLaws 2014, Ch. 154
Chapter 155Officer Richard Crittenden, Sr., Memorial HighwayLaws 2014, Ch. 155
Chapter 156DHS appropriation technical correctionsLaws 2014, Ch. 156
Chapter 158Insurance contributions for former Corrections employeesLaws 2014, Ch. 158
Chapter 159Cesar Chavez DayLaws 2014, Ch. 159
Chapter 160Providing for safe and supportive schools by prohibiting student bullyingLaws 2014, Ch. 160
Chapter 161Housing Finance Agency Bill to Remove Obsolete Rules and LawLaws 2014, Ch. 161
Chapter 163Food safetyLaws 2014, Ch. 163
Chapter 164DrainageLaws 2014, Ch. 164
Chapter 166Minimum wage/Use of donated vacation timeLaws 2014, Ch. 166
Chapter 168Forensic laboratories accreditationLaws 2014, Ch. 168
Chapter 172Minnesota Public Benefits Corporation ActLaws 2014, Ch. 172
Chapter 173Safe at Home Program; Real Property DataLaws 2014, Ch. 173
Chapter 174Minnesota Historical SocietyLaws 2014, Ch. 174
Chapter 175Limousine regulationsLaws 2014, Ch. 175
Chapter 177Warrantless arrest; domestic violence casesLaws 2014, Ch. 177
Chapter 180Criminal vehicular operation; restructureLaws 2014, Ch. 180
Chapter 181AgricultureLaws 2014, Ch. 181
Chapter 184Insurance coverage by the state for non-state employeesLaws 2014, Ch. 184
Chapter 185Online Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot ApplicationsLaws 2014, Ch. 185
Chapter 186CollisionsLaws 2014, Ch. 186
Chapter 187State Grant AgreementsLaws 2014, Ch. 187
Chapter 188Tenant remedies for victims of violence and HOME pilot project establishedLaws 2014, Ch. 188
Chapter 189Uniform Interstate Family Support ActLaws 2014, Ch. 189
Chapter 190Automated property systemsLaws 2014, Ch. 190
Chapter 191Mortgage foreclosure provisions modifiedLaws 2014, Ch. 191
Chapter 192Health Department Technical ChangesLaws 2014, Ch. 192
Chapter 193Commission on Data Practices and Personal Data PrivacyLaws 2014, Ch. 193
Chapter 194Manufacturer testing license platesLaws 2014, Ch. 194
Chapter 195Grand Rapids Central School Commission, repealLaws 2014, Ch. 195
Chapter 196Department of AdministrationLaws 2014, Ch. 196
Chapter 197Making changes to custody and parenting time provisionsLaws 2014, Ch. 197
Chapter 198Department of Commerce policy billLaws 2014, Ch. 198
Chapter 200In forma pauperis (IFP); court feesLaws 2014, Ch. 200
Chapter 201Judicial forfeiture; criminal conviction requiredLaws 2014, Ch. 201
Chapter 202District court decisions; compliance with 90-day requirementLaws 2014, Ch. 202
Chapter 203Newborn ScreeningLaws 2014, Ch. 203
Chapter 205Housing court; refereesLaws 2014, Ch. 205
Chapter 207Special woman veteran license plateLaws 2014, Ch. 207
Chapter 211Public Employment Relations BoardLaws 2014, Ch. 211
Chapter 212Department of Public Safety outdated statutes amended/repealedLaws 2014, Ch. 212
Chapter 213Firearms – Domestic ViolenceLaws 2014, Ch. 213
Chapter 216Nicholas Patrick Spehar Memorial HighwayLaws 2014, Ch. 216
Chapter 217Omnibus Lands BillLaws 2014, Ch. 217
Chapter 219Confidential Employee under PELRALaws 2014, Ch. 219
Chapter 225RecyclingLaws 2014, Ch. 225
Chapter 226Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund AppropriationsLaws 2014, Ch. 226
Chapter 228DHS licensing/OIG/Background studiesLaws 2014, Ch. 228
Chapter 231Auto dealer liens on vehicles; salesLaws 2014, Ch. 231
Chapter 232Drug and Alcohol Overdose PreventionLaws 2014, Ch. 232
Chapter 233Allowing jury trials for human rights act violationsLaws 2014, Ch. 233
Chapter 235Advanced practice registered nursesLaws 2014, Ch. 235
Chapter 237Environmental Permitting and Regulatory ModificationsLaws 2014, Ch. 237
Chapter 238Elections data sharingLaws 2014, Ch. 238
Chapter 239Women's Economic Security ActLaws 2014, Ch. 239
Chapter 240Omnibus Liquor BillLaws 2014, Ch. 240
Chapter 241Reducing cell phone theftLaws 2014, Ch. 241
Chapter 242Crimes for failure to pay court-ordered supportLaws 2014, Ch. 242
Chapter 243Trunk highway projects and contracts; municipal state aid paymentsLaws 2014, Ch. 243
Chapter 244Part-time Peace OfficersLaws 2014, Ch. 244
Chapter 246ExpungementLaws 2014, Ch. 246
Chapter 250Human services background studiesLaws 2014, Ch. 250
Chapter 253Responsible Contractor for Public Construction ContractsLaws 2014, Ch. 253
Chapter 255Department of Public Safety unsession; motor vehicle regulationsLaws 2014, Ch. 255
Chapter 256Omnibus Legacy BillLaws 2014, Ch. 256
Chapter 257Indemnity agreements in design professional services contractsLaws 2014, Ch. 257
Chapter 258Privatization of Water/Wastewater Treatment RepealLaws 2014, Ch. 258
Chapter 259Predatory offenders and sex offensesLaws 2014, Ch. 259
Chapter 261Graduated driver licensingLaws 2014, Ch. 261
Chapter 262Department of Human Services Unsession BillLaws 2014, Ch. 262
Chapter 263GPS monitoring; domestic violence; pilot projectsLaws 2014, Ch. 263
Chapter 265Local Campaign FinanceLaws 2014, Ch. 265
Chapter 266Updating terms for real property transfer on death deedsLaws 2014, Ch. 266
Chapter 269Compensation for Exonerated PersonsLaws 2014, Ch. 269
Chapter 270Criminal Sexual ConductLaws 2014, Ch. 270
Chapter 272K-12 education policy legislationLaws 2014, Ch. 272
Chapter 273Vehicle towingLaws 2014, Ch. 273
Chapter 276Transportation Accessibility Advisory CommitteeLaws 2014, Ch. 276
Chapter 277Toxic chemicals regulationLaws 2014, Ch. 277
Chapter 278Electronic device location informationLaws 2014, Ch. 278
Chapter 280Special license platesLaws 2014, Ch. 280
Chapter 282Legislative Salary CouncilLaws 2014, Ch. 282
Chapter 283Business organizations filings updatesLaws 2014, Ch. 283
Chapter 285Synthetic drugsLaws 2014, Ch. 285
Chapter 286Executive Branch Advisory GroupsLaws 2014, Ch. 286
Chapter 287MnDOT agency provisionsLaws 2014, Ch. 287
Chapter 288Electronic Rosters in ElectionsLaws 2014, Ch. 288
Chapter 289Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources PolicyLaws 2014, Ch. 289
Chapter 290Omnibus Game and FishLaws 2014, Ch. 290
Chapter 291Health and Human Services Policy Omnibus BillLaws 2014, Ch. 291
Chapter 294Omnibus Capital Investment ActsLaws 2014, Ch. 294
Chapter 295Omnibus Captial Investment ActsLaws 2014, Ch. 295
Chapter 297Snow plowing in uncompleted subdivisionsLaws 2014, Ch. 297
Chapter 299Nursery plants; pollinatorsLaws 2014, Ch. 299
Chapter 300Motor carriers of railroad employeesLaws 2014, Ch. 300
Chapter 301Notary FeesLaws 2014, Ch. 301
Chapter 303Lawful GamblingLaws 2014, Ch. 303
Chapter 308Omnibus Tax BillLaws 2014, Ch. 308
Chapter 309Campaign FinanceLaws 2014, Ch. 309
Chapter 311Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research StudyLaws 2014, Ch. 311
Chapter 312Supplemental budgetLaws 2014, Ch. 312
 

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