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Minnesota Index: 2016 session preview

By HPIS Staff
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Number of legislative days in a biennium       120

            Number available for this year          55

Legislative days used in 2014, the last bonding year 44

            In 2012            55

            In 2010            58

Date by which members must have their work complete       May 23

Last year the Legislature adjourned in April             1998

Number of new House members since the end of last regular session           3 (Chad Anderson, Rob Ecklund, Peggy Flanagan)

Current Republican seat advantage in House    73-61

Advantage during 2015 session   72-62

Members who have announced this will be their final session in the House      7

Bonding proposal submitted by Gov. Mark Dayton (in billions)              $1.4

            Number of projects proposed to be funded    113

            Size of 2014 bonding law               $903 million

Members in each body that must pass a bonding bill, as percent                  60

 Percent of each body needed to override any gubernatorial veto      66.67

Based on the February Economic Forecast, anticipated state General Fund surplus at the end of the 2016-17 biennium, in millions   $900

            Anticipated surplus, in billions, when forecast was released last November         $1.2

House bills introduced during the 2015 regular session        2,379

            Senate bills         2,233

New laws enacted during the 2015 regular session                77

            New laws enacted during 2015 special session           6

House bills introduced in the 2014 regular session, the last bonding year    1,534

            Senate bills introduced in the 2014 regular session                               1,309

House bills pre-filed ahead of the first day of the 2016 session           234 

Sources: House Public Information Services, House Chief Clerk's Office, Legislative Reference Library, Office of the Governor, Department of Finance

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House GOP offers tab fee hike in effort to break transportation deadlock

House Republicans hoped to move toward a transportation compromise Tuesday morning, offering, for...

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2016 session goes sine die, but will loose ends mean a special session?

The words “sine die” had barely been uttered before legislators started talking special session. ...

No bonding bill after chaotic close to 2016 legislative session

It could be the bonding year that wasn’t. House and Senate lawmakers failed late Sunday to pa...

House, Senate pass $182 million supplemental budget headed to governor

Although few members had read all of the 599 pages of the supplemental budget bill before it appe...

House repasses LCCMR appropriations bill, sends to governor

The House voted 92-40 to adopt the conference committee report and repass HF2993/SF2963* late Sun...

Omnibus state employee retirement bill passes House

Departing member Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL-Inver Grove Heights) had aimed to “go quietly into the nigh...

Railroad crossing requirements pass House as amended

Additional requirements could be coming to utility companies looking to establish facilities alon...

Omnibus tax bill wins overwhelming House support

The first of this session’s major spending bills was passed off the House Floor 123-10 early Sund...

Supplemental budget coming together one piece at a time

UPDATED at 2:16 a.m. In the waning hours of the legislative session, lawmakers are beginning ...

House passes bill to reform substance use disorder treatment system

Minnesotans struggling with substance use could receive better treatment and support under a bill...

Pared-down game and fish bill, as amended, moves on

The House voted 80-44 to pass HF2845/SF2759* Saturday, amending a bill that deals with penalties ...

Omnibus tax bill ready to return to the House Floor

House and Senate conferees approved the report on the agreed provisions in the omnibus tax bill, ...

Amended child care task force passes House, back to Senate

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