On Friday, the Minnesota House of Representatives voted 73-48 to pass HF 1001. This bill would provide a legislative mechanism to review regulatory rule proposals to review the cost impacts and balance affordability with the proposed regulation.
As recently highlighted by the Pioneer Press, regulatory costs associated with new construction have surged over the past decade. We know that we need regulations to ensure safety and durability in new home construction, but the regulatory structure must meet these objectives at a price that families can afford.
HF 1001 (Vogel)/SF 745 (Kiffmeyer) would allow for the legislative committee with jurisdiction to review rulemaking proposals which would impact an individual homeowner costs to purchase or remodel a home by $1,000 or more.
The Senate companion has passed the appropriate committees as a stand-alone bill and is also included in the State Government Omnibus Bill.
As Housing First Minnesota's Director of Legislative and Political Affairs, Mark Foster, is your contact for grassroots political, policy, and legislative activity. Follow Mark on Twitter @robmarkfoster