Minnesota Year in Review: court security, small claims limits

New laws affecting the courts enacted by the Minnesota legislature in 2012 include the following:

HB 1607 Permits State Patrol to provide security and protection to Supreme Court justices for a limited period and within the limits of existing resources, in response to a credible threat on the individuals life or safety.

SB 506 Increases conciliation court claims from $7,500 to $10,000 in 2012 and to $15,000 in 2014.