A bipartisan pair of lawmakers has unveiled proposed changes to House rules that would alter how the institution handles accusations of sexual harassment.
Rep. John Lesch (DFL-St. Paul) and Rep. Marion O'Neill (R-Maple Lake) said Monday their aim is to institute a clear, fair process for dealing with allegations of sexual harassment against House members — and one that avoids any whiff of partisanship, or that appears to unfairly protect elected officials.
The proposal follows a string of allegations of sexual harassment leveled against two legislators in recent weeks. Former Rep. Tony Cornish (R-Vernon Center) resigned earlier this month, and Sen. Dan Schoen (DFL-St. Paul Park) is set to formally resign this week, after accusations of inappropriate conduct.
“This workplace has to be a safe place,” O’Neill said during a news conference announcing the proposed measures. “That’s our No. 1 goal.”
Bill would criminalize tampering with a public safety motor vehicle, which could include police or fire vehicles, ambulances and marked vehicles used by conservation officers.
The House voted 127-0 Thursday to define telemedicine and specify that health care providers working with patients remotely are subject to the same professional standards as tho...
The House passed a technical bill to clarify the protection of titles for professionals licensed by the Board of Medical Practice – which includes medical doctors, doctors of os...
The House passed a bill 127-0 Thursday that would modify licensing requirements for advance practice registered nurses, to require graduate-level coursework. Sponsored by Re...
Statutes that limit the performance of certain tasks to physicians need to be extended to advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants, bill sponsor says.
The governor said he would issue veto letters Friday, but expects to meet with Republican lawmakers on Monday.
Road and bridge funding remain the emphasis of a $5.9 billion, two-year omnibus transportation bill that underwent big changes in conference committee and was repassed Wednesday in the House.
The House voted 76-57 Wednesday to pass the conference committee report on the omnibus tax bill, sending it to the Senate for consideration.
Proposed restrictions on cities seeking to put residential development projects under an interim ordinance, also known as a moratorium, are headed to the governor’s desk.
The House repassed a bill Wednesday, as amended by the Senate, which is intended to make it easier for physicians to receive expedited licenses in some other states.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton to use mediation to resolve a funding dispute. In an opinion issued Friday, the court also ruled that Dayton’s use of the line-item veto to strip biennial funding for the Legislature was constitutional.
A Ramsey County judge on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of legislative funding violated the state’s constitution.
House and Senate leadership OK a resolution to seek outside legal representation in an effort to restore funding for the Legislature that Gov. Mark Dayton line-item vetoed earlier this week.
Day three of the 2017 special session saw lawmakers pass final omnibus bills to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, with weary House members wrapping up their work at 2:42 a.m. Friday following a week of long days — and nights — at the State Capitol.
Lawmakers on conference committees must sort through competing bills before finalizing a product to send to the governor.
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It was a day of selfies, swearings-in and standing ovations as the House opened the 2017-18 biennial session Tuesday.