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S.F. No. 1724 - Notice to Businesses of Proposed Ordinances (As amended by the A1 amendment)
Author: Senator Gary H. Dahms
Prepared By: Alexis C. Stangl, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)
Date: April 6, 2016


S.F. No. 1724 requires counties and cities to provide notice of proposed ordinances for businesses that sign up to receive the notice.

Section 1. Notice of intention. If a county posts ordinances on its Web site, the county must also post proposed ordinances on its Web site. Counties are required to allow businesses to sign up for e-mail notifications of proposed ordinances. At least ten days before the initial hearing on an ordinance, the county must e-mail notice to businesses that have signed up for notices. If the county does not have an appropriate e-mail address to send notices, then the notice must be posted with other public notices. Failure to provide notice does not invalidate the ordinance.

Section 2. Notice of proposed ordinances to businesses. This section includes the same requirements as section 1 but applies to cities.


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