Highlighted new laws passed during the 2012 legislative session include the following:
- SF1983 eliminates annual removal of $1.5 million from Minnesota Department of Labor . . . The Governor signed the bill which repeals the $1.5 million removal effective 2015, and also reduces the current $5 surcharge to a $1 surcharge.
- MN DOLI cleanup bill passes . . . SF1653 makes changes to the current independent contractor exemption laws (changes do not apply to licensed electrical contractors), repeals the 2% withholding requirement effective June 30, 2012, and contains other administrative cleanup items.
- Bonding bill passed . . . a $500 million bonding bill was passed. (view full story)
- Legislature passes Vikings stadium bill (HF2958/SF2469) . . . a bill authorizing funding for a new Vikings stadium passed. (view full story)