House Bonding Proposal Moves to Next Committee Stop

The House proposal is smaller than the Senate and governor’s bonding proposals.
(Published May 8, 2017)

The House Capital Investment Committee Chair, Rep. Dean Urdahl (R- Grove City), unveiled a $600 million capital investment proposal (HF 892) on May 1, and it was discussed during a hearing on May 3. Various amendments were put forward by members of the committee, and then withdrawn or defeated by a vote.

The bill now awaits action by the House Ways and Means Committee. If passed by that committee, it will go to the House floor for a vote. The Senate bonding bill (SF 640, Sen. Sandra Pappas, DFL-St. Paul) awaits action on the Senate floor.

Bonding bills require a two-thirds majority approval of the full Senate and House for passage. The Legislature is obligated to adjourn the 2017 regular session by May 22 at midnight.

The House bill includes the following city-related provisions:

  • $55 million for water infrastructure funds.
  • $33 million for point-source implementation grants.
  • $59 million for local bridge replacement fund.
  • $107 million for local road improvement program.
  • $57 million for Rail Grade Separation on Crude Oil Rail Lines Program.
  • $10 million for public housing rehabilitation.
  • $20 million in appropriation bonds for housing infrastructure bonds.

View the House spreadsheet (pdf)

Read the House bill language (pdf)

See a comparison of governor, House, and Senate bonding proposals (pdf)

More information
Read previous Bulletin articles about the Senate and Gov. Dayton's bonding proposals:

Read about the House Capital Investment hearing in a Session Daily article

Bonding webinar
Interested in the process of having your city project considered for state bond funding? In this League webinar, presented live on May 2, staff from Minnesota Management and Budget and Joel Young with the City of Chatfield explain the process and how your city can participate.

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