The Special Session of the Minnesota State Legislature concluded on May 24, 2019 with Governor Tim Walz signing the omnibus bill H.F.No. 2. The Government Relations Committee (GRC) is proud to share that the bill included three important pieces of appraisal-related legislation:
- Alignment with the latest AQB licensing requirements
- Making it easier for out-of-state appraisers to obtain temporary licenses
- Codify the payment of the appraisal advisory board as well as the two-year allocation of $10,000 for the per diem and mileage of board members for their service
Each of these items positively impacts the appraisal profession in the State of Minnesota. This achievement marks the fourth time in as many years that we have introduced legislation which has subsequently become law.
First, we would like to thank Christy Mackaman, MAI, AI-GRS, and Brett Hall, MAI, SRA, for all their hard work this legislative season – without them, we could not have accomplished this great task!
Next, we also want to acknowledge GRC members Joe Ibach, MAI, and Ray Vandeveer, SRA, for their contributions to our legislative efforts.
Additionally, we would like to expand a special thank you to our GRC team in Washington: Scott DiBiasio, Bill Garber, and Brian Rodgers for their help with drafting this important legislation.
And finally, thank you to all North Star Chapter members who helped pass this important legislation, by participating in Capitol Hill Day, contacting your legislators, and donating to our fundraising campaign.
Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA, MSSE
North Star Chapter Government Relations Chair