2014 MN Bill Tracker
COMMITTEE SCHEDULES & DEADLINES
Below are direct links to upcoming meetings, schedules and deadlines of committees:
BILL TRACKING: HOUSING AND HOMELESS
This section will cover housing legislation of the 2014 session. Simply click on the bill number and it will take you to the description, text, status and authors of the bill.
Homes for All Bonding Bill
- H.F. 2031 (Hausman) / S.F. 1977 (Stumpf): Appropriates funds for public housing rehabilition and debt service on housing infrastructure bonds issued by Minnesota Housing Financy Agency.
The Homes for All bill has also been split into two separate bills
- H.F. 1068 (Hausman): Contains $80 mill in Housing Infrastructure bonds
- H.F. 2490 (Hausman): Contains $20 mill in G.O. bonds
And occurs in a larger bonding bill
- H.F. 3250 (Hausman): Authorizes captial improvement spending, Housing Finance Agency authorized to issue housing infrastructure bonds, authority extended to use negotiated sales, bonds, issued, and money appropriated.
Housing Development & Redevelopment
- H.F. 1735 (Isaacson) / S.F. 1735 (Wiklund): Makes changes to manufactured home relocation trust fund.
- H.F. 2453 (Quam) / S.F. 1872 (Senjem): Provides for exclusion of Dodge County from Southeast Minnesota Multicounty Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
- H.F. 2783 (Isaacson) / S.F. 2739 (Scalze): Authorizes Ramsey County Housing and Redevelopment Authority the power to to establish housing improvement areas in Ramsey County.
- H.F. 2763 (Isaacson) / S.F. 2569 (Wiklund): Repeals unnecessary laws and rules under direction of Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.
- H.F. 0350 (Simon) / S.F. 0212 (Franzen): Repeals deadlines for special service districts and housing improvement districts.
- H.F. 3104 (McNamar) / S.F. 2799 (Eken): Establishes study for long-term workforce needs.
Homeless Housing & Services
- H.F. 2287 (Newton): Provides grants for housing needs assessment for veterens, provides exemptions for certain moratoriums on veteren residential facilities, and requires a study on veteran housing.
- H.F. 2246 (Clark): Modifies amount of monetary appropriation non-profits serving high risk adults can receive.
- H.F. 2245 (Clark): Modifies appropriation to Voice of East African Women Organization.
- H.F. 2493 (Mariani) / S.F. 2198 (Pappas): Funding provided for an emergency center and housing facility and connection center facility in St. Paul.
- H.F. 2394 (Radinovich) / S.F. 1961 (Saxhaug): Funding provided for low-income home energy heating.
- H.F. 2203 (Halverson) / S.F. 2194 (Dibble): Appropriates money to fund activities under the Homeless Youth Act.
- H.F. 3046 (Fischer) / S.F. 2507 (Hayden): Modifies eligibility criteria for group residential housing.
- H.F. 0993 (Moran) / S.F. 2558 (Wiklund): Modifies funding eligibility for disadvantaged housing nonprofit organizations.
- H.F. 2556 (Newton) / S.F. 2522 (Hoffman): Provides exemptions for certain foster care moratoriums on new veteren residential facilities and provides grants for housing needs for veterens.
Tenant Rights & Other
- H.F. 2151 (Mullery) / S.F. 2420 (Champion): Creates duty to mitigate damages in a residential lease violation.
- H.F. 2479 (Hilstrom) / S.F. 2152 (Latz): Allows housing courts and housing calendars to use referees almost exclusively for landlord and tenant cases.
- H.F. 2449 (Abeler) / S.F. 2671 (Westrom): Modifies group residential housing agreements.
- H.F. 1992 (Dehn) / S.F. 1692 (Hayden): Modifies residency ratio restrictions for home and community-based waiver and general assistance recipients.
- H.F. 2612 (Laine) / S.F. 2146 (Goodwin): Allows for recovery of attorney fees by a prevailing vendor or owner for breaches of statutory housing warranties.
- H.F. 2192 (Allen) / S.F. 2338 (Marty): Adds provision for termination of leases upon infirmity of tenant.
- H.F. 0859 (Simon) / S.F. 0771 (Hayden): Creates remedies for victims of violence during eviction cases. Evicition cases shall be expunged if failure to pay rent was due to an act of violence.
- H.F. 2213 (Hortman) / S.F. 2445 (Latz): Amends definition of a small servicer in relation to mortage foreclosures.
- H.F. 2251 (Moran) / S.F. 2010 (Champion): Modifies eviction proceedings regarding expungement and disclosure.
- H.F. 2116 (Clark) / S.F. 1838 (Hoffman): Provides homeownership grants for families with children with disabilities.
- H.F. 2599 (Loeffler) / S.F. 2666 (Eaton): Modifies effective date of Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) housing assistance grant.
Tax Credits, TIF, Deductions, Exemptions, etc.
- H.F. 2739 (Fabian) / S.F. 2396 (Stumpf): Allows cities to create an economoic development TIF district for workforce housing. Fifty percent of funds must be used for challenge grants or loans addressing workforce housing issues.
- H.F. 2963 (Clark) / S.F. 2541 (Stumpf): Modifies income requirements for housing project tax increment financing.
- H.F. 2247 (Clark): Exempts public housing authorities from some sales tax, and declares public housing authority payments in lieu of taxes optional rather than mandatory.
- H.F. 1983 (Hansen) / S.F. 2578 (Metzen): Modifies threshold criteria for allocation of low-income housing tax credits for Dakota County Community Development Agency.
- H.F. 2457 (Poppe) / S.F. 2550 (Sparks): Expands tax exemptions for local governments to include housing and redevelopment authorities.
- S.F. 2794 (Reinert): Provides use of tax increment financing for workforce housing projects.
- H.F. 2137 (Kresha) / S.F. 2878 (Gazelka): Modifies property tax due dates.
- H.F. 3167 (Lenczewski) / S.F. 2726 (Skoe): Omnibus supplemental tax bill that increases Renters' Credit through tax refunds by six percent, and Homeowners' Credit by three percent.
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