On Monday, May 15, Governor Dayton vetoed HF 330, a bill that would have required public notice prior to the implementation of a housing moratorium. In his veto letter, Governor Dayton stated: “Should a subsequent bill provide for a majority vote instead of two-thirds, I would reconsider this legislation.”
BATC continued to work with legislative leaders and the Governor to find common ground on this issue in the closing days of the legislative session. And with that, the provision was included as part of the Jobs and Economic Growth Omnibus Bill, SF 1456, that Governor Dayton signed into law on Tuesday.
The Law Does the Following:
Modifying the current statute to require a 10-day notice and a public hearing before enacting a moratorium that would regulate, restrict, or prohibit activities relating to housing.
Requiring advance notice and a public hearing before imposing a moratorium that would regulate, restrict, or prohibit activities relating to housing.
Effective Date: Effective for interim ordinances proposed on or after August 1, 2017.
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