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Section and Committee Legislative Positions

Sections and Committees are authorized to take positions on their own behalf pursuant to Article 12.2 of the MSBA bylaws.  Legislative action of a section or committee shall remain valid for the duration of the legislative biennium in which it was adopted.

Section and committee positions for the 2017-18 legislative biennium:

Construction Law Section: Resolved, that original jurisdiction should be granted to the State of Minnesota District Courts over any action seeking legal, equitable, or declaratory relief arising under or based upon an alleged violation of any Minnesota statute, regulation, ordinance, or law governing or regarding public procurement requirements, public procurement procedures, or the award of any public contract, regardless of whether any public entity involved or implicated in the action acted in a judicial or quasi-judicial capacity. 

Military & Veterans Affairs Section: Resolved that Minn. Stat. 197.6091 (added by Session Law Chapter 4, Article 4, Section 5) which imposes disclosure requirements on lawyers providing representation regarding veterans’ benefits, should be repealed or amended. 

*Last Updated 8/25/17