Capitol Update - 2/4/17

SNOWBATE FUNDING UPDATE

The following update pertains to bills funding the Snowbate program.  There are additional bills at the MN Capitol that are seeking Legacy Funds.  Those bills will be in addition to Snowbate funding.  Legacy funds have more restrictions on the types of productions that can access them.  

Snowbate Bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate that would provide funding for Snowbate.  Both bills provide $13 million in funding for the Snowbate incentive program.  This will be a one time funding increase.

The House bill (HF 789) has been chief authored by Rep. Kelly Fenton (R) of Woodbury.  Co-Authors include Jason Metsa (D) Iron Range, Jennifer Loon (R) Eden Prairie, John Lesch (D) St. Paul, Sandy Layman (R) Cohasset, Dennis Smith (R) Maple Grove, Joe McDonald (R) Delano, Greg Davids (R) Preston, Lyndon Carlson (D) Crystal, Leon Lillie (D) North St. Paul.

You can find the full text and further info on the House Bill Here HF 789

The Senate bill (SF 266) has been chief authored by Sen. Karin Housley (R) Forest Lake.  Co-Authors include Richard Cohen (D) St. Paul, Carrie Ruud (R) Aitkin/Brainerd, Tom Bakk (D) Iron Range, Jason Isaacson (D) Shoreview.

You can find the full text and further info on the Senate Bill Here SF 266

Both of these bills have been assigned to finance committees.  Please come down to the Capitol on 2/6/17 to find out more info and do your part.