The police accountability bill signed by Governor Walz on Thursday included a measure for local communities to provide incentives to officers to live in the communities they serve. State Representative Jack Considine of Mankato says he’d like to give local governments the power to require it.

“Unfortunately the Pawlenty administration made it against state law to require it,” said Considine. “I’d like to get it back to local government decisions.”

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported last month only eight percent of the Minneapolis Police force lives in Minneapolis.