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Town hall meeting minutes (new law)

Published (4/8/2010)
By Patty Ostberg
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Outdated references to how town hall meeting minutes are signed will be removed from statute, under a new law signed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

Sponsored by Rep. Jeanne Poppe (DFL-Austin) and Sen. Tony Lourey (DFL-Kerrick), the law allows the town clerk and a meeting moderator to sign meeting minutes. If the town clerk is the moderator, the minutes will also have to be signed by a supervisor in attendance.

Poppe said the changes come at the request of the Minnesota Association of Townships because elections were previously held simultaneously with town hall meetings. Now that events are separate, statutes need to reflect the changes.

The law is effective Aug. 1, 2010.

HF3468/ SF3167*/CH195

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