Senate Floor Amendment

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1.1Senator Weber moved to amend H.F. No. 2542, the unofficial engrossment, as
1.2follows:
1.3Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.4    "Section 1. [168A.1411] MANUFACTURED HOME AFFIXED TO REAL
1.5PROPERTY OWNED BY COOPERATIVE.
1.6    Subdivision 1. Certificates surrendered for cancellation; cooperatives. (a) When a
1.7manufactured home is to be affixed or is affixed, as defined in section 273.125, subdivision
1.88, paragraph (b), to real property owned by a Minnesota nonprofit corporation or a Minnesota
1.9cooperative, the owner of the manufactured home may surrender the manufacturer's certificate
1.10of origin or certificate of title to the department for cancellation so that the manufactured
1.11home becomes an improvement to real property and is no longer titled as personal property.
1.12The department must not issue a certificate of title for a manufactured home under chapter
1.13168A if the manufacturer's certificate of origin is or has been surrendered under this
1.14subdivision, except as provided in section 168A.142. Upon surrender of the manufacturer's
1.15certificate of origin or the certificate of title, the department must issue notice of surrender
1.16to the owner, and upon recording an affidavit of affixation, which the county recorder or
1.17registrar of titles, as applicable, must accept, the manufactured home is deemed to be an
1.18improvement to real property. An affidavit of affixation by the owner of the manufactured
1.19home must include the following information:
1.20(1) the name, residence address, and mailing address of owner or owners of the
1.21manufactured home;
1.22(2) the legal description of the real property in which the manufactured home is, or will
1.23be, located;
1.24(3) a copy of the surrendered manufacturer's certificate of origin or certificate of title
1.25and the notice of surrender;
1.26(4) a written statement from the county auditor or county treasurer of the county where
1.27the manufactured home is located stating that all property taxes payable in the current year,
1.28as provided under section 273.125, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), have been paid, or are not
1.29applicable; and
1.30(5) the signature of the person who executes the affidavit, properly executed before a
1.31person authorized to authenticate an affidavit in this state.
1.32(b) A certified copy of the affidavit must be delivered to the county auditor of the county
1.33in which the real property to which the manufactured home was affixed is located.
2.1    (c) The department is not liable for any errors, omissions, misstatements, or other
2.2deficiencies or inaccuracies in documents presented to the department under this section,
2.3if the documents presented appear to satisfy the requirements of this section. The department
2.4has no obligation to investigate the accuracy of statements contained in the documents.
2.5    Subd. 2. Affidavit form; cooperatives. An affidavit of affixation must be in substantially
2.6the following form and must contain the following information.
2.7MANUFACTURED HOME AFFIDAVIT OF AFFIXATION IN A COOPERATIVE
2.8PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 168A.1411
2.9Homeowner, being duly sworn, on his or her oath, states as follows:
2.101. Homeowner owns the manufactured home ("home") described as follows:
2.11
.....
2.12
2.13
New/Used
Year
Manufacturer's
Name
Model Name or
Model No.
Manufacturer's
Serial No.
Length/Width
2.142. A copy of the surrendered manufacturer's certificate of origin or certificate of title is
2.15attached.
2.163. A copy of the notice of surrender issued from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
2.17Driver and Vehicle Services is attached.
2.184. The home is or will be located at the following "Property Address":
2.19
.....
2.20
Street or Route .....
City .....
County .....
State .....
Zip Code .....
2.215. The legal description of the property address ("land") is as follows or as attached hereto:
2.22
.....
2.23
.....
2.24
.....
2.256. The owner of the land is a Minnesota nonprofit corporation or Minnesota cooperative
2.26that owns the land and whose membership entitles the homeowner to occupy a specific
2.27portion of the land.
2.287. The home ....... is, or ....... will be promptly upon delivery, anchored to the land by
2.29attachment to a permanent foundation and connected to appropriate residential utilities (e.g.,
2.30water, gas, electricity, sewer).
2.318. The homeowner intends that the home be an immovable permanent improvement to the
2.32land, free of any personal property security interest.
3.19. A copy of the written statement from the county auditor or county treasurer of the county
3.2in which the manufactured home is then located, stating that all property taxes payable in
3.3the current year (pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 273.125, subdivision 8, paragraph
3.4(b)), have been paid, or are not applicable, is attached.
3.510. The home is intended to be assessed and taxed as an improvement to the land.
3.6Signed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on ....... (date) by ....... (names of homeowner(s))
3.7
.....
.....
3.8
Homeowner Signature
Address
3.9
.....
.....
3.10
Printed Name
City, State
3.11
.....
3.12
Homeowner Signature (if applicable)
3.13
.....
3.14
Printed Name
3.15This instrument was drafted by, and when recorded return to:
3.16
.....
3.17
.....
3.18
.....
3.19Subscribed and sworn to before me this ....... day of ......., .......
3.20
......................................................................
3.21
Signature of Notary Public or Other Official
3.22Notary Stamp or Seal
3.23(optional)
3.24Lender's Statement of Intent:
3.25The undersigned ("lender") intends that the home be immovable and a permanent
3.26improvement to the land free of any personal property security interest.
3.27
.....
3.28
Lender
3.29
By: .....
3.30
Authorized Signature
3.31
STATE OF ..... )
3.32
..... ) ss:
3.33
COUNTY OF ..... )
4.1On the ....... day of ....... in the year ....... before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and
4.2for said state, personally appeared
4.3
.....
4.4personally known to me or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the
4.5individual(s) whose name(s) is (are) subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged
4.6to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their capacity(ies), and that by
4.7his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument, the individual(s), or the person on behalf of
4.8which the individual(s) acted, executed the instrument.
4.9
.....
4.10
Notary Signature
4.11
.....
4.12
Notary Printed Name
4.13
Notary Public, State of .....
4.14
Qualified in the County of .....
4.15
My commission expires .....
4.16Official seal:
4.17[only if the owner of the land is a Minnesota nonprofit corporation or cooperative]:
4.18The undersigned is the .............................. of .................................., a Minnesota [nonprofit
4.19corporation or cooperative], which owns the land described above. I hereby certify that the
4.20homeowner described above is a member of the [nonprofit corporation or cooperative]
4.21whose membership entitles the homeowner to occupy [insert legal description of the
4.22homeowner's lot or, if the corporation or cooperative has filed a scaled drawing as permitted
4.23by subdivision 5, below, Lot ................. shown on such scaled drawing].
4.24
.....
4.25
Signature block for nonprofit or cooperative
4.26
.....
4.27
4.28
Acknowledgment of officer of nonprofit or
cooperative
4.29    Subd. 3. Perfected security interest prevents surrender. The department may not
4.30cancel a certificate of title if, under this chapter, a security interest has been perfected on
4.31the manufactured home. If a security interest has been perfected, the department must notify
4.32the owner that each secured party must release or satisfy the security interest prior to
4.33proceeding with surrender of the manufacturer's certificate of origin or certificate of title to
4.34the department for cancellation. Permanent attachment to real property or the recording of
5.1an affidavit of affixation does not extinguish an otherwise valid security interest in or tax
5.2lien on the manufactured home, unless the requirements of subdivisions 1 to 3, including
5.3the release of any security interest, have been satisfied.
5.4    Subd. 4. Notice of security interest. When a perfected security interest exists, or will
5.5exist, on the manufactured home at the time the manufactured home is affixed to real
5.6property, and the owner has not satisfied the requirements of subdivision 1, the owner of
5.7the manufactured home, or its secured party, may record a notice with the county recorder,
5.8or with the registrar of titles, if the land is registered, stating that the manufactured home
5.9located on the property is encumbered by a perfected security interest and is not an
5.10improvement to real property. The notice must state the name and address of the secured
5.11party as set forth on the certificate of title, the legal description of the real property, and the
5.12name and address of the record fee owner of the real property on which the manufactured
5.13home is affixed. When the security interest is released or satisfied, the secured party must
5.14attach a copy of the release or satisfaction to a notice executed by the secured party containing
5.15the county recorder or registrar of titles document number of the notice of security interest.
5.16The notice of release or satisfaction must be recorded with the county recorder, or registrar
5.17of titles, if the land is registered. Neither the notice described in this subdivision nor the
5.18security interest on the certificate of title is deemed to be an encumbrance on the real
5.19property. The notices provided for in this subdivision need not be acknowledged.
5.20    Subd. 5. Scaled drawing. (a) If the portion of the land occupied by the homeowner has
5.21not been subdivided, the nonprofit or cooperative owner shall have prepared and recorded
5.22against the land a scaled drawing prepared by a licensed professional land surveyor, who
5.23shall certify that:
5.24(1) the scaled drawing accurately depicts all information required by this subdivision;
5.25and
5.26(2) the work was undertaken by, or reviewed and approved by, the certifying land
5.27surveyor.
5.28(b) The scaled drawing shall show:
5.29(1) the dimensions and location of all existing material structural improvements and
5.30roadways;
5.31(2) the extent of any encroachments by or upon any portion of the land;
5.32(3) the location and dimensions of all recorded easements within the land burdening any
5.33portion of the land;
6.1(4) the distance and direction between noncontiguous parcels of real estate;
6.2(5) the location and dimensions of the front, rear, and side boundaries of each lot that a
6.3member of the cooperative or nonprofit corporation has a right to occupy and that lot's
6.4unique lot number; and
6.5(6) the legal description of the land.

6.6    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 273.125, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
6.7    Subd. 8. Manufactured homes; sectional structures. (a) In this section, "manufactured
6.8home" means a structure transportable in one or more sections, which is built on a permanent
6.9chassis, and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when
6.10connected to the required utilities, and contains the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and
6.11electrical systems in it. Manufactured home includes any accessory structure that is an
6.12addition or supplement to the manufactured home and, when installed, becomes a part of
6.13the manufactured home.
6.14    (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), a manufactured home that meets each of the
6.15following criteria must be valued and assessed as an improvement to real property, the
6.16appropriate real property classification applies, and the valuation is subject to review and
6.17the taxes payable in the manner provided for real property:
6.18    (1) the owner of the unit holds title to the land on which it is situated is held by: (i) the
6.19owner of the unit; or (ii) a Minnesota nonprofit corporation or a Minnesota cooperative to
6.20which the owner is a member;
6.21    (2) the unit is affixed to the land by a permanent foundation or is installed at its location
6.22in accordance with the Manufactured Home Building Code in sections 327.31 to 327.34,
6.23and rules adopted under those sections, or is affixed to the land like other real property in
6.24the taxing district; and
6.25    (3) the unit is connected to public utilities, has a well and septic tank system, or is serviced
6.26by water and sewer facilities comparable to other real property in the taxing district.
6.27    (c) A manufactured home that meets each of the following criteria must be assessed at
6.28the rate provided by the appropriate real property classification but must be treated as
6.29personal property, and the valuation is subject to review and the taxes payable in the manner
6.30provided in this section:
6.31    (1) the owner of the unit is a lessee of the land under the terms of a lease, or the unit is
6.32located in a manufactured home park but is not the homestead of the park owner;
7.1    (2) the unit is affixed to the land by a permanent foundation or is installed at its location
7.2in accordance with the Manufactured Home Building Code contained in sections 327.31 to
7.3327.34, and the rules adopted under those sections, or is affixed to the land like other real
7.4property in the taxing district; and
7.5    (3) the unit is connected to public utilities, has a well and septic tank system, or is serviced
7.6by water and sewer facilities comparable to other real property in the taxing district.
7.7    (d) Sectional structures must be valued and assessed as an improvement to real property
7.8if the owner of the structure holds title to the land on which it is located or is a qualifying
7.9lessee of the land under section 273.19. In this paragraph "sectional structure" means a
7.10building or structural unit that has been in whole or substantial part manufactured or
7.11constructed at an off-site location to be wholly or partially assembled on site alone or with
7.12other units and attached to a permanent foundation.
7.13    (e) The commissioner of revenue may adopt rules under the Administrative Procedure
7.14Act to establish additional criteria for the classification of manufactured homes and sectional
7.15structures under this subdivision.
7.16    (f) A storage shed, deck, or similar improvement constructed on property that is leased
7.17or rented as a site for a manufactured home, sectional structure, park trailer, or travel trailer
7.18is taxable as provided in this section. In the case of property that is leased or rented as a site
7.19for a travel trailer, a storage shed, deck, or similar improvement on the site that is considered
7.20personal property under this paragraph is taxable only if its total estimated market value is
7.21over $10,000. The property is taxable as personal property to the lessee of the site if it is
7.22not owned by the owner of the site. The property is taxable as real estate if it is owned by
7.23the owner of the site. As a condition of permitting the owner of the manufactured home,
7.24sectional structure, park trailer, or travel trailer to construct improvements on the leased or
7.25rented site, the owner of the site must obtain the permanent home address of the lessee or
7.26user of the site. The site owner must provide the name and address to the assessor upon
7.27request.

7.28    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326B.106, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
7.29    Subdivision 1. Adoption of code. (a) Subject to paragraphs (c) and (d) and sections
7.30326B.101 to 326B.194, the commissioner shall by rule and in consultation with the
7.31Construction Codes Advisory Council establish a code of standards for the construction,
7.32reconstruction, alteration, and repair of buildings, governing matters of structural materials,
7.33design and construction, fire protection, health, sanitation, and safety, including design and
7.34construction standards regarding heat loss control, illumination, and climate control. The
8.1code must also include duties and responsibilities for code administration, including
8.2procedures for administrative action, penalties, and suspension and revocation of certification.
8.3The code must conform insofar as practicable to model building codes generally accepted
8.4and in use throughout the United States, including a code for building conservation. In the
8.5preparation of the code, consideration must be given to the existing statewide specialty
8.6codes presently in use in the state. Model codes with necessary modifications and statewide
8.7specialty codes may be adopted by reference. The code must be based on the application
8.8of scientific principles, approved tests, and professional judgment. To the extent possible,
8.9the code must be adopted in terms of desired results instead of the means of achieving those
8.10results, avoiding wherever possible the incorporation of specifications of particular methods
8.11or materials. To that end the code must encourage the use of new methods and new materials.
8.12Except as otherwise provided in sections 326B.101 to 326B.194, the commissioner shall
8.13administer and enforce the provisions of those sections.
8.14    (b) The commissioner shall develop rules addressing the plan review fee assessed to
8.15similar buildings without significant modifications including provisions for use of building
8.16systems as specified in the industrial/modular program specified in section 326B.194.
8.17Additional plan review fees associated with similar plans must be based on costs
8.18commensurate with the direct and indirect costs of the service.
8.19(c) Beginning with the 2018 edition of the model building codes and in 2026 and every
8.20six years thereafter, the commissioner shall review the new model building codes and adopt
8.21the model codes as amended for use in Minnesota, within two years of the published edition
8.22date. The commissioner may not adopt new model building codes or amendments to the
8.23building codes prior to the adoption of the new building codes to advance construction
8.24methods, technology, or materials, or, where necessary to protect the health, safety, and
8.25welfare of the public, or to improve the efficiency or the use of a building 2026, unless
8.26approved by law.
8.27(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), the commissioner shall act on each new model
8.28residential energy code and the new model commercial energy code in accordance with
8.29federal law for which the United States Department of Energy has issued an affirmative
8.30determination in compliance with United States Code, title 42, section 6833. The
8.31commissioner may not adopt new energy codes or amendments prior to adoption of to the
8.32new energy codes, as amended for use in Minnesota, to advance construction methods,
8.33technology, or materials, or, where necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of
8.34the public, or to improve the efficiency or use of a building unless the commissioner has
8.35determined that any increased cost to residential construction or remodeling per unit due to
9.1implementation of the proposed changes to the energy codes will be offset within five years
9.2by savings resulting from the change.
9.3(e) The limitations on adoption of new or amended codes under paragraphs (c) and (d)
9.4do not apply to new or amended code changes necessary to protect the immediate health,
9.5safety, and welfare of the public.
9.6EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from January 1, 2020, and
9.7applies to rules proposed or adopted but not yet effective as of January 1, 2020.

9.8    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326B.106, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
9.9    Subd. 7. Window fall prevention device code. The commissioner of labor and industry
9.10shall adopt rules for window fall prevention devices as part of the State Building Code.
9.11Window fall prevention devices include, but are not limited to, safety screens, hardware,
9.12guards, and other devices that comply with the standards established by the commissioner
9.13of labor and industry. The rules shall require compliance with standards for window fall
9.14prevention devices developed by ASTM International, contained in the International Building
9.15Code as the model language with amendments deemed necessary to coordinate with the
9.16other adopted building codes in Minnesota. The rules shall establish a scope that includes
9.17the applicable building occupancies, excluding single-family homes, and the types, locations,
9.18and sizes of windows that will require the installation of fall devices.

9.19    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326B.145, is amended to read:
9.20326B.145 ANNUAL REPORT.
9.21(a) Each municipality shall annually report by June 30 to the department, in a format
9.22prescribed by the department, all construction and development-related fees collected by
9.23the municipality from developers, builders, and subcontractors if the cumulative fees collected
9.24exceeded $5,000 $7,000 in the reporting year, except that, for reports due June 30, 2009,
9.25to June 30, 2013, the reporting threshold is $10,000.
9.26(b) The report must include:
9.27(1) the number and valuation of units for which fees were paid;
9.28(2) the amount of building permit fees, plan review fees, administrative fees, engineering
9.29fees, infrastructure fees, and other construction and development-related fees; and
10.1(3) the expenses associated with the municipal activities for which fees were collected.,
10.2including a separate listing of costs associated with conducting inspections for each of the
10.3following categories:
10.4(i) labor;
10.5(ii) transportation;
10.6(iii) office space; and
10.7(iv) any other expenses incurred by the municipality as a result of conducting inspections.
10.8(c) A municipality that collects $7,000 or less in a reporting year from all construction
10.9and development-related fees shall report that the municipality collected $7,000 or less in
10.10the reporting year by indicating as such on a form provided by the department.
10.11(d) In developing the form for reporting, the department must include a list of common
10.12definitions for all categories of construction and development-related fees collected by
10.13municipalities and a summary of penalties that may result from annual report noncompliance
10.14as allowed by section 326B.082. A municipality that collects a fee not included in the
10.15common list of definitions must report the fee as "other" and provide an explanation of the
10.16fee.
10.17(e) A municipality that fails to report to the department in accordance with this section
10.18is subject to the remedies provided by section 326B.082.
10.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2021.

10.20    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 462.352, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
10.21    Subd. 5. Comprehensive municipal plan. (a) "Comprehensive municipal plan" means
10.22a compilation of policy statements, goals, standards, and maps for guiding the physical,
10.23social and economic development, both private and public, of the municipality and its
10.24environs, and may include, but is not limited to, the following: statements of policies, goals,
10.25standards, a land use plan, including proposed densities for development, a community
10.26facilities plan, a transportation plan, and recommendations for plan execution. A
10.27comprehensive plan represents the planning agency's recommendations for the future
10.28development of the community.
10.29(b) As part of the comprehensive municipal plan, municipalities are encouraged to enact
10.30public policy to facilitate the development of unsubsidized affordable housing. These policies
10.31may include but are not limited to the municipal plan authorizing smaller lot sizes for
10.32single-family homes, allowing the construction of duplexes through fourplexes on lots that
11.1would otherwise be zoned exclusively for single-family houses, and allowing for mixed-use
11.2development.

11.3    Sec. 7. [462.3575] LIMITING REGULATIONS ON RESIDENTIAL
11.4DEVELOPMENT.
11.5A municipality shall not condition approval of a residential building permit, subdivision
11.6development, or planned unit development on the use of specific materials, design, amenities,
11.7or other aesthetic conditions that are not required by the State Building Code under chapter
11.8326B.

11.9    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 462A.05, subdivision 14, is amended to read:
11.10    Subd. 14. Rehabilitation loans. It may agree to purchase, make, or otherwise participate
11.11in the making, and may enter into commitments for the purchase, making, or participation
11.12in the making, of eligible loans for rehabilitation, with terms and conditions as the agency
11.13deems advisable, to persons and families of low and moderate income, and to owners of
11.14existing residential housing for occupancy by such persons and families, for the rehabilitation
11.15of existing residential housing owned by them. The loans may be insured or uninsured and
11.16may be made with security, or may be unsecured, as the agency deems advisable. The loans
11.17may be in addition to or in combination with long-term eligible mortgage loans under
11.18subdivision 3. They may be made in amounts sufficient to refinance existing indebtedness
11.19secured by the property, if refinancing is determined by the agency to be necessary to permit
11.20the owner to meet the owner's housing cost without expending an unreasonable portion of
11.21the owner's income thereon. No loan for rehabilitation shall be made unless the agency
11.22determines that the loan will be used primarily to make the housing more desirable to live
11.23in, to increase the market value of the housing, for compliance with state, county or municipal
11.24building, housing maintenance, fire, health or similar codes and standards applicable to
11.25housing, or to accomplish energy conservation related improvements. In unincorporated
11.26areas and municipalities not having codes and standards, the agency may, solely for the
11.27purpose of administering the provisions of this chapter, establish codes and standards. Except
11.28for accessibility improvements under this subdivision and subdivisions 14a and 24, clause
11.29(1), no secured loan for rehabilitation of any owner-occupied property shall be made in an
11.30amount which, with all other existing indebtedness secured by the property, would exceed
11.31110 percent of its market value, as determined by the agency. No loan under this subdivision
11.32for the rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing shall be denied solely because the loan
11.33will not be used for placing the owner-occupied residential housing in full compliance with
11.34all state, county, or municipal building, housing maintenance, fire, health, or similar codes
12.1and standards applicable to housing. Rehabilitation loans shall be made only when the
12.2agency determines that financing is not otherwise available, in whole or in part, from private
12.3lenders upon equivalent terms and conditions. Accessibility rehabilitation loans authorized
12.4under this subdivision may be made to eligible persons and families without limitations
12.5relating to the maximum incomes of the borrowers if:
12.6(1) the borrower or a member of the borrower's family requires a level of care provided
12.7in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or intermediate care facility for persons with
12.8developmental disabilities;
12.9(2) home care is appropriate; and
12.10(3) the improvement will enable the borrower or a member of the borrower's family to
12.11reside in the housing.
12.12The agency may waive any requirement that the housing units in a residential housing
12.13development be rented to persons of low and moderate income if the development consists
12.14of four or less dwelling units, one of which is occupied by the owner.

12.15    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 462A.05, subdivision 14a, is amended to read:
12.16    Subd. 14a. Rehabilitation loans; existing owner-occupied residential housing. It may
12.17make loans to persons and families of low and moderate income to rehabilitate or to assist
12.18in rehabilitating existing residential housing owned and occupied by those persons or
12.19families. Rehabilitation may include the replacement of manufactured homes. No loan shall
12.20be made unless the agency determines that the loan will be used primarily for rehabilitation
12.21work necessary for health or safety, essential accessibility improvements, or to improve the
12.22energy efficiency of the dwelling. No loan for rehabilitation of owner-occupied residential
12.23housing shall be denied solely because the loan will not be used for placing the residential
12.24housing in full compliance with all state, county or municipal building, housing maintenance,
12.25fire, health or similar codes and standards applicable to housing. The amount of any loan
12.26shall not exceed the lesser of (a) a maximum loan amount determined under rules adopted
12.27by the agency not to exceed $27,000, or (b) the actual cost of the work performed, or (c)
12.28that portion of the cost of rehabilitation which the agency determines cannot otherwise be
12.29paid by the person or family without the expenditure of an unreasonable portion of the
12.30income of the person or family. Loans made in whole or in part with federal funds may
12.31exceed the maximum loan amount to the extent necessary to comply with federal lead
12.32abatement requirements prescribed by the funding source. In making loans, the agency shall
12.33determine the circumstances under which and the terms and conditions under which all or
12.34any portion of the loan will be repaid and shall determine the appropriate security for the
13.1repayment of the loan. Loans pursuant to this subdivision may be made with or without
13.2interest or periodic payments.

13.3    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 462A.24, is amended to read:
13.4462A.24 CONSTRUCTION; GRANTS AND LOANS; PRIORITIES.
13.5(a) This chapter is necessary for the welfare of the state of Minnesota and its inhabitants;
13.6therefore, it shall be liberally construed to effect its purpose.
13.7(b) To the extent practicable, the agency shall award grant and loan amounts with a
13.8reasonable balance between nonmetropolitan and metropolitan areas of the state.
13.9(c) Beginning with applications made in response to requests for proposals issued after
13.10July 1, 2020, after final decisions are made on applications for programs of the agency, the
13.11results of any quantitative scoring system used to rank applications shall be posted on the
13.12agency website.
13.13(d) The agency shall award points in the agency's decision-making criteria for all
13.14programs of the agency based on how quickly a project can be constructed.
13.15(e) To the extent practicable, the agency shall enter into individual grant contracts for
13.16each single-family home that is constructed with grant financing by the agency.

13.17    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 462A.37, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
13.18    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
13.19the meanings given.
13.20(b) "Abandoned property" has the meaning given in section 117.025, subdivision 5.
13.21(c) "Community land trust" means an entity that meets the requirements of section
13.22462A.31, subdivisions 1 and 2.
13.23(d) "Debt service" means the amount payable in any fiscal year of principal, premium,
13.24if any, and interest on housing infrastructure bonds and the fees, charges, and expenses
13.25related to the bonds.
13.26(e) "Foreclosed property" means residential property where foreclosure proceedings
13.27have been initiated or have been completed and title transferred or where title is transferred
13.28in lieu of foreclosure.
13.29(f) "Housing infrastructure bonds" means bonds issued by the agency under this chapter
13.30that:
14.1(1) are qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, within the meaning of Section 145(a) of the Internal
14.2Revenue Code,;
14.3(2) finance qualified residential rental projects within the meaning of Section 142(d) of
14.4the Internal Revenue Code,;
14.5(3) finance the acquisition, rehabilitation, or adaptive use of single family houses that
14.6qualify for mortgage financing within the meaning of Section 143 of the Internal Revenue
14.7Code; or
14.8(4) are tax-exempt bonds that are not private activity bonds, within the meaning of
14.9Section 141(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, for the purpose of financing or refinancing
14.10affordable housing authorized under this chapter.
14.11(g) "Internal Revenue Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
14.12(h) "Naturally occurring affordable housing" or "NOAH" means multiunit rental housing
14.13where the majority of the units are affordable to individuals and families with incomes at
14.14or below 60 percent of the area median income, that otherwise does not receive place-based
14.15state or federal governmental subsidies.
14.16(i) "Senior" means a person 55 years of age or older with an annual income not greater
14.17than 50 percent of:
14.18(1) the metropolitan area median income for persons in the metropolitan area; or
14.19(2) the statewide median income for persons outside the metropolitan area.
14.20(i) (j) "Senior housing" means housing intended and operated for occupancy by at least
14.21one senior per unit with at least 80 percent of the units occupied by at least one senior per
14.22unit, and for which there is publication of, and adherence to, policies and procedures that
14.23demonstrate an intent by the owner or manager to provide housing for seniors. Senior
14.24housing may be developed in conjunction with and as a distinct portion of mixed-income
14.25senior housing developments that use a variety of public or private financing sources.
14.26(j) (k) "Supportive housing" means housing that is not time-limited and provides or
14.27coordinates with linkages to services necessary for residents to maintain housing stability
14.28and maximize opportunities for education and employment.

14.29    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 462A.37, subdivision 2, is amended
14.30to read:
14.31    Subd. 2. Authorization. (a) The agency may issue up to $30,000,000 in aggregate
14.32principal amount of housing infrastructure bonds in one or more series to which the payment
15.1made under this section may be pledged. The housing infrastructure bonds authorized in
15.2this subdivision may be issued to fund loans, or grants for the purposes of clause (4), on
15.3terms and conditions the agency deems appropriate, made for one or more of the following
15.4purposes:
15.5(1) to finance the costs of the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation of supportive
15.6housing for individuals and families who are without a permanent residence;
15.7(2) to finance the costs of the acquisition and rehabilitation of foreclosed or abandoned
15.8housing to be used for affordable rental housing and the costs of new construction of rental
15.9housing on abandoned or foreclosed property where the existing structures will be demolished
15.10or removed;
15.11(3) to finance that portion of the costs of acquisition of property that is attributable to
15.12the land to be leased by community land trusts to low- and moderate-income homebuyers;
15.13(4) to finance the acquisition, improvement, and infrastructure of manufactured home
15.14parks under section 462A.2035, subdivision 1b;
15.15(5) to finance the costs of acquisition, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, or new construction
15.16of senior housing; and
15.17(6) to finance the costs of acquisition and rehabilitation of federally assisted rental
15.18housing and for the refinancing of costs of the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation
15.19of federally assisted rental housing, including providing funds to refund, in whole or in part,
15.20outstanding bonds previously issued by the agency or another government unit to finance
15.21or refinance such costs;
15.22(7) to finance the costs of rehabilitation of naturally occurring affordable housing in
15.23order to preserve a long-term source of affordable housing; and
15.24(8) to finance the costs of acquisition, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, or new construction
15.25of single family housing.
15.26(b) Among comparable proposals for permanent supportive housing, preference shall
15.27be given to permanent supportive housing for veterans and other individuals or families
15.28who:
15.29(1) either have been without a permanent residence for at least 12 months or at least four
15.30times in the last three years; or
15.31(2) are at significant risk of lacking a permanent residence for 12 months or at least four
15.32times in the last three years.
16.1(c) Among comparable proposals for senior housing, the agency must give priority to
16.2requests for projects that:
16.3(1) demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the housing financed as affordable to
16.4seniors;
16.5(2) leverage other sources of funding to finance the project, including the use of
16.6low-income housing tax credits;
16.7(3) provide access to services to residents and demonstrate the ability to increase physical
16.8supports and support services as residents age and experience increasing levels of disability;
16.9(4) provide a service plan containing the elements of clause (3) reviewed by the housing
16.10authority, economic development authority, public housing authority, or community
16.11development agency that has an area of operation for the jurisdiction in which the project
16.12is located; and
16.13(5) include households with incomes that do not exceed 30 percent of the median
16.14household income for the metropolitan area.
16.15    (d) To the extent practicable, the agency shall balance the loans made between projects
16.16in the metropolitan area and projects outside the metropolitan area. Of the loans made to
16.17projects outside the metropolitan area, the agency shall, to the extent practicable, balance
16.18the loans made between projects in counties or cities with a population of 20,000 or less,
16.19as established by the most recent decennial census, and projects in counties or cities with
16.20populations in excess of 20,000.

16.21    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 462A.37, is amended by adding a subdivision
16.22to read:
16.23    Subd. 2g. Additional authorization. In addition to the amount authorized in subdivisions
16.242 to 2f, the agency may issue up to $100,000,000 in housing infrastructure bonds in one or
16.25more series to which the payments under this section may be pledged.

16.26    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 462A.37, subdivision 5, is amended
16.27to read:
16.28    Subd. 5. Additional appropriation. (a) The agency must certify annually to the
16.29commissioner of management and budget the actual amount of annual debt service on each
16.30series of bonds issued under subdivisions 2a to 2f 2g.
17.1(b) Each July 15, beginning in 2015 and through 2037, if any housing infrastructure
17.2bonds issued under subdivision 2a remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
17.3and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
17.4462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $6,400,000
17.5annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general
17.6fund to the commissioner of management and budget.
17.7(c) Each July 15, beginning in 2017 and through 2038, if any housing infrastructure
17.8bonds issued under subdivision 2b remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
17.9and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
17.10462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $800,000
17.11annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general
17.12fund to the commissioner of management and budget.
17.13(d) Each July 15, beginning in 2019 and through 2040, if any housing infrastructure
17.14bonds issued under subdivision 2c remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
17.15and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
17.16462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $2,800,000
17.17annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general
17.18fund to the commissioner of management and budget.
17.19(e) Each July 15, beginning in 2020 and through 2041, if any housing infrastructure
17.20bonds issued under subdivision 2d remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
17.21and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
17.22462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a). The amounts necessary
17.23to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
17.24management and budget.
17.25(f) Each July 15, beginning in 2020 and through 2041, if any housing infrastructure
17.26bonds issued under subdivision 2e remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
17.27and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
17.28462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a). The amounts necessary
17.29to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
17.30management and budget.
17.31(g) Each July 15, beginning in 2022 and through 2043, if any housing infrastructure
17.32bonds issued under subdivision 2f remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
17.33and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
17.34462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a). The amounts necessary
18.1to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
18.2management and budget.
18.3(h) Each July 15, beginning in 2023 and through 2044, if any housing infrastructure
18.4bonds issued under subdivision 2g remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
18.5and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
18.6462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a). The amounts necessary
18.7to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
18.8management and budget.
18.9(i) The agency may pledge to the payment of the housing infrastructure bonds the
18.10payments to be made by the state under this section.

18.11    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 462C.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
18.12to read:
18.13    Subd. 6. Late fines prohibited. A city, as defined in section 462C.02, subdivision 6,
18.14shall not fine a nonprofit that receives city money for low-income housing for turning in a
18.15late application.

18.16    Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 474A.061, subdivision 2a, is
18.17amended to read:
18.18    Subd. 2a. Housing pool allocation. (a) Commencing on the second Tuesday in January
18.19and continuing on each Monday through the last Monday in June, the commissioner shall
18.20allocate available bonding authority from the housing pool to applications received on or
18.21before the Monday of the preceding week for residential rental projects that meet the
18.22eligibility criteria under section 474A.047. Allocations of available bonding authority from
18.23the housing pool for eligible residential rental projects shall be awarded in the following
18.24order of priority:
18.25(1) preservation projects;
18.26(2) 30 percent AMI residential rental projects;
18.27(3) 50 percent AMI residential rental projects;
18.28(4) 100 percent LIHTC projects;
18.29(5) 20 percent LIHTC projects; and
18.30(6) other residential rental projects for which the amount of bonds requested in their
18.31respective applications do not exceed the aggregate bond limitation.
19.1If there are two or more applications for residential rental projects at the same priority level
19.2and there is insufficient bonding authority to provide allocations for all the projects in any
19.3one allocation period, available bonding authority shall be randomly awarded by lot giving
19.4preference for projects with a lower cost-per-unit of housing but only for projects that can
19.5receive the full amount of their respective requested allocations. If a residential rental project
19.6does not receive any of its requested allocation pursuant to this paragraph and the project
19.7applies for an allocation of bonds again in the same calendar year or to the next successive
19.8housing pool, the project shall be fully funded up to its original application request for
19.9bonding authority before any new project, applying in the same allocation period, that has
19.10an equal priority shall receive bonding authority. An issuer that receives an allocation under
19.11this paragraph must issue obligations equal to all or a portion of the allocation received on
19.12or before 180 days of the allocation. If an issuer that receives an allocation under this
19.13paragraph does not issue obligations equal to all or a portion of the allocation received
19.14within the time period provided in this paragraph or returns the allocation to the
19.15commissioner, the amount of the allocation is canceled and returned for reallocation through
19.16the housing pool or to the unified pool after July 1.
19.17(b) After January 1, and through January 15, The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
19.18may accept applications from cities for single-family housing programs which meet program
19.19requirements as follows:
19.20(1) the housing program must meet a locally identified housing need and be economically
19.21viable;
19.22(2) the adjusted income of home buyers may not exceed 80 percent of the greater of
19.23statewide or area median income as published by the Department of Housing and Urban
19.24Development, adjusted for household size;
19.25(3) house price limits may not exceed the federal price limits established for mortgage
19.26revenue bond programs. Data on the home purchase price amount, mortgage amount, income,
19.27household size, and race of the households served in the previous year's single-family
19.28housing program, if any, must be included in each application; and
19.29(4) for applicants who choose to have the agency issue bonds on their behalf, an
19.30application fee pursuant to section 474A.03, subdivision 4, and an application deposit equal
19.31to one percent of the requested allocation must be submitted to the Minnesota Housing
19.32Finance Agency before the agency forwards the list specifying the amounts allocated to the
19.33commissioner under paragraph (d). The agency shall submit the city's application fee and
20.1application deposit to the commissioner when requesting an allocation from the housing
20.2pool.
20.3Applications by a consortium shall include the name of each member of the consortium
20.4and the amount of allocation requested by each member.
20.5(c) Any amounts remaining in the housing pool after June 15 are available for
20.6single-family housing programs for cities that applied in January and received an allocation
20.7under this section in the same calendar year. For a city that chooses to issue bonds on its
20.8own behalf or pursuant to a joint powers agreement, the agency must allot available bonding
20.9authority based on the formula in paragraphs (d) and (f). Allocations will be made loan by
20.10loan, on a first-come, first-served basis among cities on whose behalf the Minnesota Housing
20.11Finance Agency issues bonds.
20.12Any city that received an allocation pursuant to paragraph (f) in the same calendar year
20.13that wishes to issue bonds on its own behalf or pursuant to a joint powers agreement for an
20.14amount becoming available for single-family housing programs after June 15 shall notify
20.15the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency by June 15. The Minnesota Housing Finance
20.16Agency shall notify each city making a request of the amount of its allocation within three
20.17business days after June 15. The city must comply with paragraph (f).
20.18For purposes of paragraphs (a) to (h), "city" means a county or a consortium of local
20.19government units that agree through a joint powers agreement to apply together for
20.20single-family housing programs, and has the meaning given it in section 462C.02, subdivision
20.216
. "Agency" means the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.
20.22(d) The total amount of allocation for mortgage bonds for one city is limited to the lesser
20.23of: (i) the amount requested, or (ii) the product of the total amount available for mortgage
20.24bonds from the housing pool, multiplied by the ratio of each applicant's population as
20.25determined by the most recent estimate of the city's population released by the state
20.26demographer's office to the total of all the applicants' population, except that each applicant
20.27shall be allocated a minimum of $100,000 regardless of the amount requested or the amount
20.28determined under the formula in clause (ii). If a city applying for an allocation is located
20.29within a county that has also applied for an allocation, the city's population will be deducted
20.30from the county's population in calculating the amount of allocations under this paragraph.
20.31Upon determining the amount of each applicant's allocation, the agency shall forward
20.32to the commissioner a list specifying the amounts allotted to each application with all
20.33application fees and deposits from applicants who choose to have the agency issue bonds
20.34on their behalf.
21.1Total allocations from the housing pool for single-family housing programs may not
21.2exceed 27 percent of the adjusted allocation to the housing pool until after June 15 in 2020
21.3and 2021, after which the allocations may not exceed 31 percent of the adjusted allocation
21.4to the housing pool until after June 15.
21.5(e) The agency may issue bonds on behalf of participating cities. The agency shall request
21.6an allocation from the commissioner for all applicants who choose to have the agency issue
21.7bonds on their behalf and the commissioner shall allocate the requested amount to the
21.8agency. The agency may request an allocation at any time after the second Tuesday in
21.9January and through the last Monday in June. After awarding an allocation and receiving
21.10a notice of issuance for the mortgage bonds issued on behalf of the participating cities, the
21.11commissioner shall transfer the application deposits to the Minnesota Housing Finance
21.12Agency to be returned to the participating cities. The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
21.13shall return any application deposit to a city that paid an application deposit under paragraph
21.14(b), clause (4), but was not part of the list forwarded to the commissioner under paragraph
21.15(d).
21.16(f) A city may choose to issue bonds on its own behalf or through a joint powers
21.17agreement and may request an allocation from the commissioner by forwarding an application
21.18with an application fee pursuant to section 474A.03, subdivision 4, and a one percent
21.19application deposit to the commissioner no later than the Monday of the week preceding
21.20an allocation. If the total amount requested by all applicants exceeds the amount available
21.21in the pool, the city may not receive a greater allocation than the amount it would have
21.22received under the list forwarded by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to the
21.23commissioner. No city may request or receive an allocation from the commissioner until
21.24the list under paragraph (d) has been forwarded to the commissioner. A city must request
21.25an allocation from the commissioner no later than the last Monday in June. No city may
21.26receive an allocation from the housing pool for mortgage bonds which has not first applied
21.27to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. The commissioner shall allocate the requested
21.28amount to the city or cities subject to the limitations under this paragraph.
21.29If a city issues mortgage bonds from an allocation received under this paragraph, the
21.30issuer must provide for the recycling of funds into new loans. If the issuer is not able to
21.31provide for recycling, the issuer must notify the commissioner in writing of the reason that
21.32recycling was not possible and the reason the issuer elected not to have the Minnesota
21.33Housing Finance Agency issue the bonds. "Recycling" means the use of money generated
21.34from the repayment and prepayment of loans for further eligible loans or for the redemption
21.35of bonds and the issuance of current refunding bonds.
22.1(g) No entitlement city or county or city in an entitlement county may apply for or be
22.2allocated authority to issue mortgage bonds or use mortgage credit certificates from the
22.3housing pool. No city in an entitlement county may apply for or be allocated authority to
22.4issue residential rental bonds from the housing pool or the unified pool.
22.5(h) A city that does not use at least 50 percent of its allotment by the date applications
22.6are due for the first allocation that is made from the housing pool for single-family housing
22.7programs in the immediately succeeding calendar year may not apply to the housing pool
22.8for a single-family mortgage bond or mortgage credit certificate program allocation that
22.9exceeds the amount of its allotment for the preceding year that was used by the city in the
22.10immediately preceding year or receive an allotment from the housing pool in the succeeding
22.11calendar year that exceeds the amount of its allotment for the preceding year that was used
22.12in the preceding year. The minimum allotment is $100,000 for an allocation made prior to
22.13June 15, regardless of the amount used in the preceding calendar year, except that a city
22.14whose allocation in the preceding year was the minimum amount of $100,000 and who did
22.15not use at least 50 percent of its allocation from the preceding year is ineligible for an
22.16allocation in the immediate succeeding calendar year. Each local government unit in a
22.17consortium must meet the requirements of this paragraph.
22.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2021.

22.19    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 474A.091, subdivision 3, is amended
22.20to read:
22.21    Subd. 3. Allocation procedure. (a) The commissioner shall allocate available bonding
22.22authority under this section on the Monday of every other week beginning with the first
22.23Monday in July through and on the last Monday in November. Applications for allocations
22.24must be received by the department by 4:30 p.m. on the Monday preceding the Monday on
22.25which allocations are to be made. If a Monday falls on a holiday, the allocation will be made
22.26or the applications must be received by the next business day after the holiday.
22.27    (b) Prior to October 1, only the following applications shall be awarded allocations from
22.28the unified pool. Allocations shall be awarded in the following order of priority:
22.29    (1) applications for residential rental project bonds;
22.30    (2) applications for small issue bonds for manufacturing projects; and
22.31    (3) applications for small issue bonds for agricultural development bond loan projects.
22.32    (c) On the first Monday in October through the last Monday in November, allocations
22.33shall be awarded from the unified pool in the following order of priority:
23.1    (1) applications for student loan bonds issued by or on behalf of the Minnesota Office
23.2of Higher Education;
23.3    (2) applications for mortgage bonds;
23.4    (3) applications for public facility projects funded by public facility bonds;
23.5    (4) applications for small issue bonds for manufacturing projects;
23.6    (5) applications for small issue bonds for agricultural development bond loan projects;
23.7    (6) applications for residential rental project bonds;
23.8    (7) applications for enterprise zone facility bonds;
23.9    (8) applications for governmental bonds; and
23.10    (9) applications for redevelopment bonds.
23.11    (d) If there are two or more applications for manufacturing projects from the unified
23.12pool and there is insufficient bonding authority to provide allocations for all manufacturing
23.13projects in any one allocation period, the available bonding authority shall be awarded based
23.14on the number of points awarded a project under section 474A.045 with those projects
23.15receiving the greatest number of points receiving allocation first. If two or more applications
23.16for manufacturing projects receive an equal amount of points, available bonding authority
23.17shall be awarded by lot unless otherwise agreed to by the respective issuers.
23.18    (e) If there are two or more applications for enterprise zone facility projects from the
23.19unified pool and there is insufficient bonding authority to provide allocations for all enterprise
23.20zone facility projects in any one allocation period, the available bonding authority shall be
23.21awarded based on the number of points awarded a project under section 474A.045 with
23.22those projects receiving the greatest number of points receiving allocation first. If two or
23.23more applications for enterprise zone facility projects receive an equal amount of points,
23.24available bonding authority shall be awarded by lot unless otherwise agreed to by the
23.25respective issuers.
23.26    (f) If there are two or more applications for residential rental projects from the unified
23.27pool and there is insufficient bonding authority to provide allocations for all residential
23.28rental projects in any one allocation period, the available bonding authority shall be awarded
23.29in the following order of priority: (1) preservation projects; (2) 30 percent AMI residential
23.30rental projects; (3) 50 percent AMI residential rental projects for which the amount of bonds
23.31requested in their respective applications do not exceed the aggregate bond limitations; (4)
23.32100 percent LIHTC projects; (5) 20 percent LIHTC projects; and (6) other residential rental
24.1projects. If there are two or more applications for residential rental projects at the same
24.2priority level and there is insufficient bonding authority to provide allocations for all the
24.3projects in any one allocation period, available bonding authority shall be randomly awarded
24.4by lot giving preference for projects with a lower cost-per-unit of housing but only for
24.5projects that can receive the full amount of their respective requested allocations. If a
24.6residential rental project does not receive any of its requested allocation pursuant to this
24.7paragraph and the project applies in the next successive housing pool or the next successive
24.8unified pool for an allocation of bonds, the project shall be fully funded up to its original
24.9application request for bonding authority before any new project, applying in the same
24.10allocation period, that has an equal priority shall receive bonding authority.
24.11    (g) From the first Monday in July through the last Monday in November, $20,000,000
24.12of bonding authority or an amount equal to the total annual amount of bonding authority
24.13allocated to the small issue pool under section 474A.03, subdivision 1, less the amount
24.14allocated to issuers from the small issue pool for that year, whichever is less, is reserved
24.15within the unified pool for small issue bonds to the extent the amounts are available within
24.16the unified pool.
24.17    (h) The total amount of allocations for mortgage bonds from the housing pool and the
24.18unified pool may not exceed:
24.19    (1) $10,000,000 for any one city; or
24.20    (2) $20,000,000 for any number of cities in any one county.
24.21    (i) The total amount of allocations for student loan bonds from the unified pool may not
24.22exceed $25,000,000 per year.
24.23    (j) If there is insufficient bonding authority to fund all projects within any qualified bond
24.24category other than enterprise zone facility projects, manufacturing projects, and residential
24.25rental projects, allocations shall be awarded by lot unless otherwise agreed to by the
24.26respective issuers.
24.27    (k) If an application is rejected, the commissioner must notify the applicant and return
24.28the application deposit to the applicant within 30 days unless the applicant requests in writing
24.29that the application be resubmitted.
24.30    (l) The granting of an allocation of bonding authority under this section must be evidenced
24.31by issuance of a certificate of allocation.
24.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2021.

25.1    Sec. 18. HOUSING BOND ISSUE EXTENSION.
25.2Notwithstanding the requirement in Minnesota Statutes, section 474A.061, subdivision
25.32a, that an issuer must issue obligations equal to all or a portion of an allocation received
25.4from the housing pool on or before 180 days of the allocation, for allocations made between
25.5January 1, 2020 and the last Monday in June 2020, an issuer will have until December 1,
25.62020 to issue obligations equal to all or a portion of the allocation.
25.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

25.8    Sec. 19. ASSISTANCE FRAUD.
25.9Any person who, with the intent to defraud, presents a claim under section 20 which is
25.10false in whole or in part, is guilty of an attempt to commit theft of public funds and may be
25.11sentenced accordingly.
25.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

25.13    Sec. 20. APPROPRIATION; 2020 EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE
25.14GRANTS.
25.15(a) $100,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the coronavirus relief federal
25.16fund to the commissioner of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for transfer to the
25.17housing development fund for the family homeless prevention and assistance program under
25.18Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.204. The agency may use grantees of the family homeless
25.19prevention and assistance program under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.204, and the
25.20grantees are preapproved to distribute money under this section. Notwithstanding the
25.21requirements of Minnesota Statutes, sections 16C.06 and 462A.204, the commissioner of
25.22the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency shall allocate these resources to existing grantees
25.23and contract with other entities that are not current grantees based on homelessness prevention
25.24needs. Entities may include counties, cities, nonprofit organizations, tribes, or other entities
25.25identified by the agency. For purposes of this emergency appropriation, nonprofits do not
25.26need to obtain sponsoring resolutions from counties as required under Minnesota Statutes,
25.27section 462A.204, subdivision 3. This appropriation is onetime and available until December
25.281, 2020, or 30 days before the time limit for expending money under the Coronavirus Aid,
25.29Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136, title V, if extended in
25.30federal law. Funds not committed or expended by the final availability date, shall cancel to
25.31the fund from which the appropriation was made. To the extent practicable, the Minnesota
25.32Housing Finance Agency shall notify the media, landlords, chambers of commerce, and
25.33other interested parties of the availability of the assistance program.
26.1    (b) Funding under this section shall be for individuals, families, and homeowners in
26.2Minnesota to prevent homelessness and help maintain homeownership during
26.3public-health-related emergencies consistent with the requirements of this section. The
26.4commissioner may contract with county agencies, local governments, tribes, or nonprofit
26.5organizations to provide funding and support services to process applications for funding
26.6under this program. To be eligible for funding, applicants must:
26.7(1) have a public-health-related emergency as defined in this section;
26.8(2) have a rent payment, mortgage payment, homeowner association dues, lot rent due
26.9to a manufactured home park, contract for deed payment, homeowner insurance payment,
26.10property tax payment, or utility payment with a due date of March 1, 2020, or later, that is
26.11past due;
26.12(3) be unable to pay the money owed because of the public health emergency; and
26.13(4) be a household, with a current gross income under 300 percent of the federal poverty
26.14guidelines at the time of application or as averaged over the previous 12 months, whichever
26.15is lower.
26.16(c) If an applicant applies for relief from sources other than the 2020 emergency housing
26.17assistance grants and receives aid for the purposes of paying for housing, the applicant must
26.18immediately notify the granting agency. Applicants may receive funding for rent, a mortgage
26.19payment, homeowner association dues, rent due for a manufactured home, contract for deed
26.20payment owed to a seller, homeowner insurance or property tax payment owed for a home,
26.21or utility payment owed with a due date of March 1, 2020, or later, that is due within 14
26.22days of the application or that is up to 45 days past due at the time of application. Entities
26.23receiving grants under this section must provide written notification of legal duties that are
26.24taken on by aid recipients, including but not limited to informing the granting agency if a
26.25recipient receives aid for the purposes of paying for housing.
26.26(d) Once an application is approved, the assistance file may remain open to allow for
26.27consideration of additional future assistance needs under this funding program resulting
26.28from the public health emergency. The financial assistance provided for any individual or
26.29family must not exceed the minimum rent due, contract for deed payment, or mortgage
26.30payment owed, plus the homeowner association dues and utility payments owed, for a period
26.31of 90 days, except those at risk of experiencing homelessness.
26.32(e) Funding under this section must be paid directly to:
26.33(1) the landlord or leasing agent for a rental unit;
27.1(2) the financial service for a mortgage or the entity who owns the mortgage for a
27.2homeowner;
27.3(3) the contract for deed vendor or seller;
27.4(4) the purchase-money mortgagor;
27.5(5) the manufactured home park cooperative, manufactured home owner, or park owner;
27.6(6) the utility company; or
27.7(7) any other identified entity to whom payment is owed.
27.8(f) The commissioner may develop applications for the program and a process to oversee
27.9grantees.
27.10(g) Data submitted from benefits by an applicant to establish eligibility under this section
27.11is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.462.
27.12    (h) By February 8, 2021, the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency must submit a report
27.13to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
27.14over housing finance with a summary of the performance of this program. The report must
27.15contain the following information:
27.16(1) the total number of grants awarded to grantees and the number of households assisted
27.17under this program;
27.18(2) the total amount of grant funding awarded to grantees and households assisted under
27.19this program;
27.20(3) the mean and median grant amounts awarded to grantees and households assisted
27.21under this program;
27.22(4) a summary of the geographic distribution of grants awarded under this program,
27.23including a list of the number of households awarded grants by county and the total dollar
27.24amount in assistance provided to all households by county; and
27.25(5) a list of all entities contracted with to process applications under this program.
27.26    (i) For the purposes of this section, "public-health-related emergency" means:
27.27    (1) an illness, either of an individual or an individual's relative or household member,
27.28related to COVID-19 that prevents the individual from maintaining employment temporarily
27.29or permanently and the individual's income is reduced by 15 percent or more; or
27.30    (2) a reduction in income by 15 percent or more, or temporary or permanent
27.31unemployment as a result of COVID-19, or due to the peacetime emergency declared by
28.1the governor on March 13, 2020, in Executive Order 20-01 in response to COVID-19 or
28.2any other peacetime emergency declared by the governor by an executive order issued on
28.3or before September 30, 2020, that relates to COVID-19.
28.4(j) The commissioner of management and budget, in consultation with the commissioner
28.5of housing finance, must determine whether any of the expenditures an appropriation is
28.6made for under this act is an eligible use of federal funding received under the Coronavirus
28.7Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136, title V. If the
28.8commissioner of management and budget determines an expenditure is eligible for funding
28.9under title V of the CARES Act, the amount for the eligible expenditure is appropriated
28.10from the fund or account where CARES Act money has been deposited.
28.11(k) No money in this section may be spent until the commissioner of management and
28.12budget determines that the appropriation in this section is an eligible use of the coronavirus
28.13relief federal fund.
28.14EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment."
28.15Amend the title accordingly
28.16The motion prevailed. #did not prevail. So the amendment was #not adopted.