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HF 1828

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:55am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/18/2009

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to municipal planning; authorizing amendments to a municipal
comprehensive plan for affordable housing to be approved by a simple majority;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 462.355, subdivision 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 462.355, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Adoption by governing body.

A proposed comprehensive plan or an
amendment to it may not be acted upon by the governing body until it has received the
recommendation of the planning agency or until 60 days have elapsed from the date an
amendment proposed by the governing body has been submitted to the planning agency
for its recommendation. Unless otherwise provided by charter, the governing body may by
resolution deleted text beginby a two-thirds vote of all of its membersdeleted text end adopt and amend the comprehensive
plan or portion thereof as the official municipal plan upon such notice and hearing as
may be prescribed by ordinance.new text begin Except for amendments to permit affordable housing
development, a resolution to amend or adopt a comprehensive plan must be approved by
a two-thirds vote of all of the members. Amendments to permit an affordable housing
development are approved by a simple majority of all of the members. For purposes of
this subdivision, "affordable housing development" means a development in which at
least 20 percent of the residential units are restricted to occupancy for at least ten years
by residents whose household income at the time of initial occupancy does not exceed
60 percent of area median income, adjusted for household size, as determined by the
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and with respect to
rental units, the rents for affordable units do not exceed 30 percent of 60 percent of area
median income, adjusted for household size, as determined annually by the United States
Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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