Housing Omnibus Budget and Policy Bill passes off the Senate Floor

The Omnibus Budget and Policy Bill passed the Minnesota Senate on Tuesday on a vote of 39-27. The bill provides no additional money for Housing, which was disappointing for many DFLers. It also includes legislation that provides an offramp for the eviction moratorium, but more work is required to find consensus in balancing the needs of landlords and tenants. Additionally, the League of Minnesota Cities and others have concerns with provisions that would limit local control relative to aesthetics and some development plans.

In the coming weeks, the Senate will have a conference committee with the House to try and come to an agreement on differences between the two bodies’ approaches. At this time, conferees have not been appointed to the conference committee. (HF 1077)

Chris Morgan