Governor signs a few bills that relate to technology

Governor Walz’s latest news alert shares the updates on 11 bills they have turned into law. The following related – to some degree with technology…

Data Practices Omnibus Bill

  • Contains five policy provision: regulation of drones by law enforcement through a warrant requirement; clarify the requirement of a search warrant for electronic communication information; clarify statute regulating warrants for location-tracking devices; expand the scope for when a warrant is required for location tracking; and changes to publication criteria for court of appeals opinions.

Job Training Grant Modifications

  • Updates and modernizes the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Job Training Grant program.

Electronic Signatures Accepted

  • Allows local governments to accept e-signatures and electronic submittal for certain types of documents during the COVID-19 emergency and for 60 days thereafter or until January 6, 2021, whichever is earlier. The list of documents includes, among others, planning and zoning applications, applications for birth and death certificates, plats, and surveys.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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