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S.F. No. 2986 - Allowing Cities to Exempt Certain Landowners from Fence-Viewing Provisions (First Engrossment)
Author: Senator Bev Scalze
Prepared By: Alexis C. Stangl, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)
Date: March 30, 2016


S.F. No. 2986 grants cities the same powers as a town to regulate fences.

Section 1. Exemption. Counties and cities may exempt adjoining landowners from fence-viewing provisions when the total amount of land is less than 20 acres. The exemption is made by resolution.

Section 2. County, city, or town option. When eight or more landowners in a county or city petition for a vote on a partition fence policy, the governing body may adopt a fence policy. Conforming changes are made.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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