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HBA Advocacy Update

Minnesota Department of Health residential lead rules amended

The rule amendments lower the dust-lead hazard standards (DLHS) and dust-lead clearance standards (DLCL) from 40 micrograms of per square foot (μg/ft2) to 10 μg/ft2 for floors, and from 250 μg/ft2 to 100 μg/ft2 for window sills.

This went into effect March 6, 2023. 

For more details and to read the full notice, click here

Minnesota House File and Senate File 2 Update

HBA-FM and the Forx Builders Association sent a joint letter to area representatives Feb. 23, 2023, urging them to oppose these two bills as they stand. 

Read the letter: here. 

Potential amendment ideas include decreasing the number of weeks an employee can be gone and an exemption for small businesses and seasonal employees. 

We still encourage you to reach out to the following individuals to express your opinions:

Governor Tim Walz, 651-201-3400,

House Speaker Melissa Hortman, 651-296-4280,

Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic, 651-296-7809, Use Mail Form

Local legislators:

Dist. 4 Sen. Kupec, (651) 296-3205, (Moorhead)  

Dist. 4A Rep. Keeler, (651) (Moorhead)

Dist. 4B Rep. Joy, (651) 296-6829, (Hawley)

Dist. 1 Sen. Johnson, (651) 296-5782, (East Grand Forks)

Dist. 1A Rep. Burkel, (651) 296-9635, (Badger)

Dist. 1B Rep. Kiel, (651) 296-5091,  (Crookston)

Horace Two-Year Property Tax Exemption meeting date

This item will be on the Horace City Council Agenda June 19, 2023. 

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