Priorities: 2022 Minnesota Legislative Session


1. Advance two tax-related positions affecting single member LLCs: Amending Minn. Stat. §297A.68 to ensure that contributions and distributions between beneficial owners and Single Member LLCs receive the same tax treatment given to other kinds of beneficial owners and their owned entities and expand Minn. Stat. §290.06 subd. 22(h) to permit Minnesota resident individuals who are the sole member of a federal-disregarded single member LLC to claim credits against their MN individual income tax for net income taxes imposed upon the SMLLC by another state.  . 

2. Advance numerous real property positions: a) Amendments to Minn. Stat. §508.08 to require a common title defect if separate tracts are included in one application to register title by two or more owners; b) Technical corrections to Minn. Stat. §508.13, to allow the examiner of titles to accept evidence of title other than an abstract of title in registration proceedings; c) Amendments to Minn. Stat. §508A.06 to allow a claimant in registration under certificate of possessory title to assent to registration and waive notice; d) Technical corrections to Minn. Stat. §§508A.10, 508A.11 and 508A.13, to allow the examiner of titles to accept title evidence other than an abstract of title in registration proceedings; e) Amendments to §508.11 to require applications for initial registration to be approved as to form and content by the examiner prior to filing the application with the court administrator; and to create a subdivision to clarify filing, title evidence, and survey requirements for applications for initial registration; f) Amend §508.671 to permit the filing of evidence of title other than an abstract of title in proceedings to have boundary lines judicially determined; and g) Amend §508A.22 to clarify recording requirements for an examiner’s directive in a certificate of possessory title registration. 

3.  Advance the MSBA position in support of a civil right to counsel for tenants in public housing eviction actions alleging breach of lease.

4. Support adequate funding for the Minnesota judicial branch, legal aid and pro bono programs, and the public defender system.