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A bill that would require governmental agencies to determine the cost impact of proposed rules of residential construction or remodeling has been introduced in both bodies of the Minnesota Legislature. The bill would also require notice to legislative committees when such rules are proposed, and permit those legislative committees to require approval of a rule by law.
Authors of HF 1001 include Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) and House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin (R-Rogers), with Representative Bob Vogel (R-Elko New Market) serving as the Chief Author.
SF 745 authors include Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) and Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk (D-Cook), with Senator Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) serving as the Chief Author. Each bill has been introduced to its respective Government Operations Committee (House and Senate) for further discussion.
As a key piece of the 2017 Minnesota Homeownership Initiative, this legislation will improve transparency and efficiency in government decision-making. The entirety of the BATC-Minnesota REALTOR Homeownership Initiative will be introduced next week in conjunction with Housing Day at the Capitol.
As BATC’s Political Engagement Manager, Mark Foster, is your contact for grassroots political, policy, and advocacy affairs. Follow Mark on Twitter @robmarkfoster