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HF 2308

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/18/2021 04:17pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to local government; repealing the exception allowing local governments
to control rents if approved by the voters; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020,
section 471.9996, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section
471.9996, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 471.9996, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

In general.

No statutory or home rule charter city, county, or town may
adopt or renew by ordinance or otherwise any law to control rents on private residential
property deleted text beginexcept as provided in subdivision 2deleted text end. This section does not impair the right of any
statutory or home rule charter city, county, or town:

(1) to manage or control property in which it has a financial interest through a housing
authority or similar agency;

(2) to contract with a property owner;

(3) to act as required or authorized by laws or regulations of the United States government
or this state; or

(4) to mediate between property owners and tenants for the purpose of negotiating rents.

Sec. 2. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 471.9996, subdivision 2, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This act is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 21-02339

471.9996 RENT CONTROL PROHIBITED.

Subd. 2.

Exception.

Subdivision 1 does not preclude a statutory or home rule charter city, county, or town from controlling rents on private residential property to the extent that the city, county, or town has the power to adopt an ordinance, charter amendment, or law to control these rents if the ordinance, charter amendment, or law that controls rents is approved in a general election. Subdivision 1 does not limit any power or authority of the voters of a statutory or home rule charter city, county, or town to petition for an ordinance or charter amendment to control rents on private residential property to the extent that the power or authority is otherwise provided for by law, and if the ordinance or charter amendment is approved in a general election. This subdivision does not grant any additional power or authority to the citizens of a statutory or home rule charter city, county, or town to vote on any question beyond that contained in other law.

Subdivision 1 does not apply to any statutory city unless the citizens of the statutory city have the authority to vote on the issue of rent control granted by other law.