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S.F. No. 1224 - Notice of Proposed Ordinances to Businesses (as amended)
 
Author: Senator Andrew Mathews
 
Prepared By: Priyanka Premo, Senate Counsel (651/296-3914)
 
Date: March 10, 2017



 

S.F. 1224, as amended, requires cities to provide notice of proposed ordinances to businesses.  

If a city posts ordinances on its Web site, the city must also post proposed ordinances to the Web site.

If a city sends email notifications, the city must do the following:

  • Allow business to sign up for email notifications of proposed ordinances;
  • Notify a business of how to sign up for email notifications of proposed ordinances when it applies for a new or renewed license; and
  • Provide at least a 10-day notice by e-mail before an initial hearing on an ordinance.

Cities without e-mail notification must post notice of a proposed ordinance in the same location as other public notices. A city may provide more notice then specified in this bill. Failure to provide notice does not invalidate an ordinance.

 
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