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May 16, 2022 | Issue 18
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Legislative Session Update: Conference Committee Process Underway
Conference committees are trying to resolve significant differences between House and Senate bills, and the League is continuing to advocate on key city issues.
In Other News
Omnibus Tax Bill Negotiations to Begin This Week
The conference committee will have less than one week to reach agreement on a tax package that will include many items of interest to cities.
Pension Commission to Consider Changes to Police & Fire Plan and General Plan
The new amendment differs from previous proposals and addresses several League concerns.
Background Check Efficiency Bill Passes Senate, Goes to Governor
The League supports the bill, which would increase the efficiency of obtaining background checks for cities.
Mandatory Reporting for Youth Recreation Employees May Be Delayed
The new law, passed in 2021, could be delayed to allow a child protection task force to make recommendations.
Omnibus Liquor Bill Heads to Conference Committee
The new liquor legislation creates new licenses that cities could adopt into their ordinances.
Seat Available on Statewide Highway Investment Plan Technical Advisory Committee
The League is seeking a city engineer to represent Greater Minnesota on the committee. Apply by May 27.
Gov. Walz Signs Opioid Response Bill Into Law
The legislation ensures cities and counties will receive 75% of the approximately $337 million in opioid settlement funds the state expects to receive.
Sign Up Now for 2022 LMC Legislative Policy Committees
Join colleagues from around the state as we convene legislative policy committee meetings starting in July.
Help Select 2022 League Board of Directors
Be part of the Nominating Committee that interviews and recommends LMC Board candidates.
Apply by June 3 to Serve on the LMC Board of Directors
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More Information and Resources
Connect With Colleagues, Build Skills, and Celebrate Cities This June!
Residents Behind on Home Payments Due to COVID Can Apply for Help Starting May 17
Explore How Sleep Impacts the Mental Health of Public Safety Personnel
On The Pipeline Blog: Golf Course Readiness and Seasonal Labor
City Attorneys: Get Updates From the 2022 Legislative Session
Watch the Webinar on NLC’s Federal Grant Navigation Program
Weeds, Noise, Animals: Prevent and Abate Common Summer Nuisances
The City Speak Rewind: I Wish I Could Say I’ve Never Made That Mistake
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League Welcomes Two New Employees
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