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COMMITTEE SCHEDULES & DEADLINES

Below are direct links to upcoming meetings, schedules and deadlines of committees:

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BILL TRACKING: HOUSING AND HOMELESS

This section covers housing legislation of the 2012 session. Simply click on the bill number and it will take you to the description, text, status and authors of the bill.

Governor's Proposals (Governor's Legislative Tracker)

Omnibus Bills

  • SF 898 (Gimse) / HF 1140 (Beard): omnibus transportation finance bill; transfers funding away from Met Council programs that support the conversion of contaminated urban land into new real estate developments, construction of affordable homes for working families, and creation of new businesses and new jobs
  • SF 2093 (Hann) / HF 2294 (Abeler): Omnibus health and human services finance bill
  • Budget Spreadsheets: Senate / House

Housing Bonds

  • SF 2073 (Pederson) / HF 2485 (Howes): a bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for housing; authorizing the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to issue housing infrastructure bonds
  • SF 1898 (Hayden) / HF 1887 (Clark): authorizing Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to issue additional nonprofit housing bonds for three or more culturally specific transitional housing and counseling facilities for exploited American-Indian, East African, Latina, African-American, and Asian girls and women
  • SF 1373 (Nelson) / HF 1257 (Hayden): nonprofit housing bonds issued for community land trusts
  • SF 219 (Pederson) / HF 344 (Lanning): $10 million for public housing housing rehab
  • SF 434 (Rosen) / HF 681 (Downey): Minnesota pay for performance pilot program established, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Includes Habitat projects

Housing Development

  • SF 887 (Michel) / HF 1049 (Gunther): money appropriated to jobs, economic development, and housing funding. HousingJobs Campaign Sign On Letter.
  • HF 1739 (Hayden): changes eligibility and selection criteria for Minnesota Housing Finance Agency funding
  • SF 838 (Senjem) / HF 1319 (Mack): Minnesota Housing tax credit for housing development
  • SF 468 (Kelash): $2 million for Youthbuild program
  • SF 1441 (Rosen) / HF 1721 (Gunther): authorizes redevelopment demolition loans
  • SF 1459 (Latz) / HF 1750 (Simon): modifies tax increment financing (TIF) for renovation and renewal district
  • HF 2362 (Mazorol): a bill for an act relating to community property; adopting the Uniform Community Property Rights at Death Act
  • SF2245 (Bakk): authorizing private sale of certain tax-forfeited land
  • SF2175 (Howe): authorizing public sale of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water
  • SF2140 (Hann): establishing new payment rate-setting methodologies for home and community-based waiver services; providing rulemaking authority
  • SF2138 (Carlson): appropriating money to establish the Northern Minnesota Veterans Home; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
  • SF2122 (Vandeveer): providing for powers and jurisdiction of Anoka County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
  • SF2118 (Tomassoni): authorizing town boards to require sewer and water connections on certain property
  • SF2100 (Michel): providing for a longer public notice period in a zoning ordinance or amendment for large projects
  • SF2098 (Sparks): modifying the reporting obligations of certain cooperative utilities under the integrated resource plannng process
  • SF1993 (Pederson): modifying plumbing code requirements related to sump pumps and drain tiles
  • SF1965 (Daley): clarifying the definition of home solicitation sale
  • SF1823 (Higgins): authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and for other improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions; establishing programs; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; modifying previous appropriations; authorizing Cook County to form a district for the construction of water facilities and provision of water service; authorizing the commissioner of natural resources to make certain acquisitions of land or interests in land
  • SF1591 (Kubly): authorizing public sale of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water

Homeless Housing & Services

Tenant Rights & Other

Other Assisted Housing

Income Supports

  • SF 60 (Robling) / HF 130 (Holberg) / HF 130 SF 60 Side by Side: eliminates Emergency General Assistance, Minnesota Supplemental Aid and other safety net program budgets; Veto Message
  • SF 94 (Hann) / HF 128 (Abeler): Emergency General Assistance, Minnesota Supplemental Aid and other safety net program budgets eliminated
  • SF 89 (Ingebrigtsen) / HF 238 (Franson): MFIP electronic benefit transfer card restrictions and requirements established, and MFIP proof of residency required
  • SF 70 (Goodwin) / HF 475 (Benson) : food shelf programs and food stamp outreach grants appropriations
  • SF 164 (Olson) / H. F. 689 (Huntley): General assistance (GA) earned income savings account dollar amounts modifications
  • SF 75 (Magnus) / HF 171 (Daudt): MFIP electronic benefit transfers modified, and photo identification required
  • SF 1535 (Nienow): requiring screening for use of controlled substances in the MFIP and general assistance program
  • SF 150 (Gazelka): Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) and general assistance (GA) proof of residency requirement, eliminates waiving requirements for unusual hardship
  • HF 425 (Peppin): MFIP work activities modified
  • HF 331 (Drazkowski): MFIP drug testing required
  • SF 1665 (Ingebrigtsen): requiring drug testing for MFIP applicants and participants
  • SF 1801 (Benson): requiring testing for controlled substances in MFIP
  • SF 1833 (Benson): modifying persons ineligible for MFIP; modifying MFIP sanctions; modifying the MFIP time limit; modifying the MFIP exit level
  • SF 2255 (Gerlach): prohibiting health plans receiving government subsidies; regulating health benefit intermediaries
  • SF 1720 (Benson): modifying the family assets for independence program; appropriating money
  • SF 1678 (Hall): amending provisions related to public defender representation, appointment, and reimbursement obligations; outlining financial responsibility for public defender costs, costs for counsel in CHIPS cases, pretrial appeals costs, and standby counsel costs; establishing a appellate process working group
  • SF 1834 (Benson): limiting electronic benefit card transactions
  • SF 2092 (Hann): Foster care licensing, developmentally disabled parental contribution, and medical assistance (MA) personal care assistance, long-term care and assisted living modifications; community first choice option development
  • SF 1674 (Benson): modifying electronic benefit transfer cards
  • H. F. 746 (Mack): requires Department of Human Services to issue a request for proposals for an integrated online eligibility and application portal for food support, cash assistance, child care, and health care programs
  • SF 1506 (Gazelka): requiring drug screening as a condition of public assistance eligibility
  • SF 1672 (Hayden): Medical assistance (MA) and MinnesotaCare citizenship requirements eligibility provisions modifications
  • SF 1826 (McGuire): establishing the Child Care Affordability Act; modifying child care assistance programs
  • SF 1630 (Lillie): modifying child care assistance payment of funds
  • SF 1704 (Hoffman): modifying long-term care consultation requirements for prospective housing with services residents
  • HF 559 (Downey): establishes a MinnesotaCare voucher demonstration project

Manufactured Housing

Real Estate

  • HF 2822 (Mullery): providing a process for requesting mortgage loan modifications and for responses by lenders
  • HF 2819 (Clark): requiring transparency in mortgage loan modification criteria
  • HF 2818 (Davnie): requring lender response to short sale requests; specifying consequences of nonresponse
  • HF 2817 (Davnie): prohibiting mortgage lenders or brokers from charging for services not performed or charges in excess of what was paid to a third party
  • HF 2763 (Westrom): providing for registration for time share interests
  • HF 2324 (Westrom): reducing the limitations period for actions affecting title to real estate
  • HF 2022 (Dill): a bill for an act relating to St. Louis County; authorizing the private sale of certain real and personal property
  • HF 1905 (Mullery): specifying certain protections for persons entering into a contract for deed or a lease with option to buy involving residential real estate
  • SF 2184 (Limmer): providing for registration for time share interests
  • SF 2180 (Dziedzic): specifying certain protections for persons entering into a contract for deed or a lease with option to buy involving residential real estate
  • SF 1739 (Kruse): specifying the extent of responsibility of real estate icensees for property management activities on real property owned by the licensee or by an entity in which the licensee has an ownership interest
  • SF 1625 (Bakk): authorizing the private sale of certain real and personal property (specifically in St. Louis County)
  • SF 167 (Gerlach) / HF 323 (Hoppe): broker price opinions on residential real estate regulation
  • SF 284 (Rest) / HF 445 (Davids): pooled tax increments for market rate housing development
  • SF 299 (Robling) / HF 496 (Beard): home solicitation sales regulation exclusion clarified
  • SF 552 (Latz) / HF 877 (Simon): homestead and commercial-industrial property improvements valuation exclusion authorization
  • SF 654 (Newman) / HF 951 (Mazorol): Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act modifications
  • HF 930 (Falk): tax-forfeited land sales prohibited to certain property owners, and county auditors required to file lists of delinquent real estate taxes
  • SF 914 (Howe) / HF 630 (Benson): valuation exclusion authorized for improvements to homestead properties
  • SF 959 (Vandeveer) / HF 240 (Dettmer): disabled veterans homestead market value exemption extension to primary family caregiver
  • SF 1018 (Limmer): homestead, non-homestead and commercial-industrial property mprovements valuation exclusion authorization
  • SF 1141 (DeKruif): provides for written contract performance guidelines to residential construction subcontractors
  • SF 1434 (Langseth) / HF 679 (Marquart): requires valuation notice to specifically note when a property has been reclassified
  • HF 1742 (Hayden): regulates special mortgage payoffs, modifies certification requirements of independent loan counselors

Foreclosure

  • SF 137 (Scheid) / HF 395 (Wardlow): deeds clarified to correct title and certain acknowledgments, cancellation of residential purchase agreements provided, and redemption period clarified for foreclosure of certain mortgages
  • SF 600 (Marty) / HF 492 (Slocum): property valuation freeze and an exclusion provided for improvements made to purchased foreclosed properties
  • SF 1521 (Dibble) / HF 1886 (Clark): allowing a stay of mortgage foreclosure proceedings under certain conditions; providing rights to tenants of foreclosed property
  • SF 666 (Bonoff) / HF 1637 (Daudt): requires transaction agents to disclose information on lenders for residential mortgage loans; requires additional data in foreclosure notices
  • HF 2823 (Mullery): enacting the Supporting Responsible Homeowners and Stabilizing Neighborhoods Act; providing homeowner opportunities in regard to underwater mortgage loans and foreclosure relief on residential homestead property
  • HF 2825 (Hortman): a bill for an act relating to financial institutions; requring banks chartered under the laws of this state to provide relief for certain home mortgage loan customers whose loan balance exceeds the value of their homes; providing a consequence for noncompliance by the bank
  • HF 2820 (Loeffler): foreclosure forbearance for unemployed long-term homeowners
  • HF 2308 (Kieffer): a bill for an act relating to mortgages; modifying provisions relating to foreclosure consultants
  • SF 2000 (Kruse): modifying provisions relating to foreclosure consultants
  • HF 1180 (Mullery): provides a uniform process for mortgage lenders; requires mortgage lenders to record proof of compliance prior to foreclosure
  • HF 1515 (Holberg): clarifies evictions from foreclosed properties, modifies late fee provisions

Homeownership

  • HF 2064 (Slocum): a bill relating to commerce; requring estate sale conductors to post a bond to protect owners of the property to be sold
  • SF 2067 (Daley): clarifying the definition of home solicitation sale

Building Regulations

  • SF 297 (Limmer) / HF 460 (Peppin): fire sprinkler installation requirement in single-family detached homes prohibition
  • SF 1717 (Miller): making changes to the State Building Code
  • SF 1524 (Pederson): modifying licensing provisions and fees for architecture, engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience, and interior design professions
  • HF 943 (Simon): Building Code Administrators and Inspections Board established
  • HF 1349 (Hamilton): State Building Code residential program definition added

Taxes

  • HF 2849 (Banaian): modifying the allowable holding period for exempt property hold for economic development
  • HF 2815 (Davids): expanding the areas of the Iron Range fiscal disparities program
  • HF 2809 (Runbeck): modifying requirements for qualified farm and qualified small business property
  • HF 2802 (Kiel): allowing agricultural homestead classification when the homeowner lives off the farm due to flooding
  • HF 2752 (Daudt): eliminating the Department of Revenue's role in setting property valuations for green acres and rural preserves
  • HF 2742 (Morrow): modifying the definition of real property
  • HF 2613 (Westrom): a bill for an act relating to taxation; allowing agricultural land located within five townships of the owner's home to be included in the agricultural homestead
  • HF 2497 (Hansen): authotizing the Dakota County Community Development Authority to create a tax increment financing district subject to special rules
  • HF 2424 (Mullery): modifying tax exemptions
  • HF 2381 (Runbeck): a bill for an act relating to taxation; modifying property tax statements and notices
  • HF 2337 (Davids): reducing and eliminating the state general levy; modifying the additional property tax refund; appropriating money
  • HF 2313 (Rukavina): a bill for an act relating to taxation; changing the interest rate on delinquent property taxes
  • HF 2234 (Erickson): a bill for an act relating to property taxation; repealing the homestead market value exclusion
  • HF 2155 (Moran): a bill for an act relating to taxation; limiting valuation increases for certain properties along the central corridor light rail line
  • HF 2123 (LeMieur): a bill for an act relating to taxation; modifying the penalties for late payment
  • HF 1949 (Runbeck): establishing the Truth in Taxation Task Force
  • HF 1914 (Davids): exempting the first $100,000 in value of each commercial-industrial property from the state general levy; phasing-out the state general levy on commercial-industrial property over 20 years; freezing the state general levy on seasonal recreational property; increasing maximum homeowner property tax refunds; providing for a temporary increase in the special property tax refund; appropriating money
  • HF 1911 (Davids): imposing levy limits for certain local governments; providing limits to or requiring voter approval for certain actions that would increase property taxes
  • HF 1768 (Mullery): increasing the percentage of rent constituting property taxes
  • HF 1775 (Marquart): relating to property taxation, restoring the market value homestead credit
  • HF 1776 (Lenczewski): relating to property taxation, restoring the market value homestead credit
  • HF 1795 (Anderson): relating to property tax refunds; modifying the definition of income to exclude certian scholarship income
  • HF 1827 (Ward): relating to taxation, modifying the penalties for late payment
  • HF 1843 (Erickson): relating to taxation and individual income; restructuring the individual income tax; eliminating subtractions, applying a single tax rate, modifying the working family credit, and repealing the alternative minimum tax and various credits
  • SF 2246 (Ortman): making technical, minor, and clarifying canges in enterprise zone and economic development powers; eliminating obsolete provisions
  • SF 2164 (Hoffman): exempting most purchases by certain nursing homes and boarding care homes
  • SF 2116 (Bakk): authorizing public and private sales of certain tax-forfeited land in St. Louis County
  • SF 2104 (Chamberlain): establishing the Truth in Taxation Task Force
  • SF 2099 (Nelson): dealing with individual income and corporate franchise; conforming to federal section 179 expensing allowance for certain taxpayers
  • SF 2039 (Howe): authorizing public sale of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water
  • SF 2007 (Pappas): limiting valuation increases for certain properties along the central corridor light rail line
  • SF 1977 (Higgins): modifying property tax exemptions
  • SF 1974 (Rest): modifying withdrawal of lien notice requirements
  • SF 1972 (Ortman): reducing and eliminating the state general levy; modifying the additional property tax refund
  • SF 1914: (Bakk): changing the interest rate on delinquent property taxes
  • SF 1913 (Gimse): modifying provisions relating to air flight property tax levies, aircraft fuel taxes, and aircraft registration taxes and filing fees
  • SF 1831 (Ortman): clarigying limits on taxation, spending, and incurring debt based on market values
  • SF 1829 (Robling):  modifying property tax statements and notices
  • SF 1722 (Gazelka): modifying the penalties for late payment
  • SF 1596 (Ortman): exempting the first $100,000 in value of each commercial-industrial property from the state general levyy; phasing-out the state general levy on commercial-industrial property over 20 years; freezing the state general levy on seasonal recreational property; increasing maximum homeowner property tax refunds; providing for a temporary increase in the special property tax refund
  • SF 1602 (Skoe): restoring the market value homestead credit
  • SF 1624 (Pederson): reducing business property taxes
  • SF 1545 (Brown): modifying rates for individuals, estates, and trusts
  • HF 629 (Dettmer) / SF 581 (Vandeveer): allows certain expenditures by nonprofit community-service organizations to be considered charitable contributions to qualify for a reduced property tax classification
  • HF 1007 (Runbeck): Public Employee Retirement Act aids and payments reduced in lieu of property taxes
  • HF 1045 (Runbeck): Disparity Reduction Aid payment reduced
  • HF 1046 (Runbeck): homestead credit market value converted to a tax capacity reduction
  • HF 1047 (Westrom): homeowner property tax refund modified and inflation adjustment refund amounts ended
  • HF 1048 (Westrom): renter property tax refund modified; percentage of rent constituting property taxes reduced; inflation adjustment refund amounts ended
  • HF 1083 (Runbeck): homeowner property tax refund modified
  • SF 838 (Senjem) / HF 1319 (Mack): Minnesota Housing tax credit for housing development
  • SF 869 (Ortman): property tax and other tax modifications
  • SF870 (Ortman) / HF 1316 (Davids): property tax and other tax modifications
  • SF 957 (Rest): market value homestead credit reimbursement in towns elimination; sales tax on towns purchases elimination
  • SF 1325 (Hall) / HF 1242 (Doepke): extends authority for Hennepin County to impose a mortgage registry and deed tax
  • SF 1397 (Pederson): property tax incentive valuation reductions for vacant properties

Disaster Relief

  • HF 1767 (Mullery): providing a temporary increase in the property tax refund for renters in the areas affected by the 2011 tornadoes
  • SF 2165 (Hoffman): appropriating money for street and utility improvements in Wadena including infrastructure damaged by the 2010 tornado; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds

Utilities

  • HF 2769 (Hackbarth): a bill for an act relating to utilities; requiring utility rates be based primarily on cost of service between and among consumer classes; making clarifying and technical changes; making changes to the low-income affordability program

Miscellaneous