Replacing Toxic Lead Pipes | HF24 (House)

House voted Yes
| May 10, 2023
About this Legislation
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HF 24 (Jordan) is a bill to fund $240 million for the Public Facilities Authority to inventory and replace lead service lines across Minnesota. 

According to the Department of Health, Minnesota contains roughly 100,000 lead service lines. These pipes, which connect households to community water systems, allow toxic lead to dissolve into residents’ drinking water. No level of lead contamination is safe, and even low levels of lead can result in long-term, dangerous health risks, particularly in children and pregnant women. 

The cost of replacing all lead service lines in Minnesota is estimated at $800 million. With an initial $240 million appropriation, HF 24 provides a major “first installment” toward finding and replacing these lines. The bill also sets a state goal to replace all lead service lines in Minnesota by 2033. 


HF 24, the Lead Service Line Replacement Bill, passed the House and Senate and was signed into law by Governor Walz on May 16, 2023. 

What a yes means

A "yes" vote repasses HF 24 which sets a state goal to replace all lead service lines in Minnesota by 2033 and provides initial funding.

What a no would have meant

A "no" vote does not repass HF 24 and funding and goals are not created to remove toxic lead service lines for Minnesotans.

Vote Tallies

All Votes R. DFL Ind.
Yes = 129 60 69 0
No = 0 0 0 0
Abstain = 0 0 0 0
Absent = 5 4 1 0
Votes by Member Name