Urgent Call To Action

Our bill (SF1087/HF1042 providing a waiver process to MN State Building and Fire Codes for Indigenous building practices) has had unanimous, bipartisan support in every committee where it was heard on the House and Senate sides. The language for our bill was included in the House omnibus public safety budget bill HF1030.  It’s in Article 11, sections 1 (p.228) and 8 (p.232).

We now are asking for your help to encourage Public Safety conference committee members to accept the House language and support its inclusion in the final bill when they meet this week regarding SF0970. Here is a list of the Senate members and their contact information:

Warren Limmer (R)District: 34651-296-2159 Use Mail Form
Andrew Mathews (R)District: 15651-296-8075 Use Mail Form
Mark Johnson (R)District: 01651-296-5782 Use Mail Form
Bill Ingebrigtsen (R)District: 08651-297-8063 sen.bill.ingebrigtsen@senate.mn
Ron Latz (DFL)District: 46651-297-8065 Use Mail Form

We have worked with local government, building inspectors, the Department of Labor and Industry, the MN State Fire Marshal, and the League of Minnesota Cities and have encountered no opposition to our bill. It is non-controversial, but simply needs to make it through the process.

Most importantly, this bill is a major step in supporting Indigenous cultural revitalization. It is a simple, straightforward, and tangible way to make a concrete difference in the lives of Minnesota’s Indigenous people. We thank you for all of your support and advocacy for this legislation!

 


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