Proposed restrictions on cities seeking to put residential development projects under an interim ordinance, also known as a moratorium, are headed to the governor’s desk.
The House repassed HF330 for the second time Wednesday on a 90-41 vote.
On March 2, the House passed the bill 87-44, but the Senate added an amendment before passing the bill 38-29 Monday.
But Nash said the Senate amendment was “deemed innocuous” by the League of Minnesota Cities, which remains neutral in its stance on the bill.
Under the plan, cities would have to hold a public hearing and give 10 days’ notice when considering a moratorium on housing development. Enacting a moratorium would require a two-thirds majority vote of council members.
The Senate added a requirement whereby the two-thirds would be computed from the number of council members present “and voting on the interim ordinance.”
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton to use mediation to resolve a funding dispute. In an opinion issued Friday, the court also ruled that Dayton’s use of the line-item veto to strip biennial funding for the Legislature was constitutional.
A Ramsey County judge on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of legislative funding violated the state’s constitution.
House and Senate leadership OK a resolution to seek outside legal representation in an effort to restore funding for the Legislature that Gov. Mark Dayton line-item vetoed earlier this week.
Day three of the 2017 special session saw lawmakers pass final omnibus bills to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, with weary House members wrapping up their work at 2:42 a.m. Friday following a week of long days — and nights — at the State Capitol.
Lawmakers on conference committees must sort through competing bills before finalizing a product to send to the governor.
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