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STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

Journal of the House

 

SPECIAL SESSION - 2017

 

_____________________

 

FIRST DAY

 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 

 

In obedience to the Proclamation of the Honorable Mark Dayton, Governor of the State of Minnesota, summoning the two houses of the Legislature to meet in Special Session, the members of the House of Representatives, pursuant to the Governor's Proclamation, assembled in the State Capitol in Saint Paul on Tuesday, the twenty-third day of May, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.

 

 

PROCLAMATION FOR SPECIAL SESSION 2017

 

Whereas, The Ninetieth Legislature adjourned its 2017 regular session without enacting legislation essential to the health, well-being, and safety of the citizens of Minnesota; and

 

Whereas, The Minnesota Constitution allows the Governor to call a special session of the legislature on "extraordinary occasions;" and

 

Whereas, The unfinished matters of the Legislature include laws essential to balancing the state budget; and

 

Whereas, An extraordinary occasion, as envisioned by Article IV, Section 12 of the Minnesota Constitution is thereby created; and

 

Whereas, The people of Minnesota are best served by a prompt conclusion of legislative business and avoidance of a government shutdown; and

 

Whereas, Elected leaders of the Legislature have agreed on an agenda and procedure to complete a special session in the shortest time possible.

 

Now, Therefore, I, Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby summon you, members of the Legislature, to convene in Special Session on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 12:01 a.m., at the State Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

 

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota to be affixed at the State Capitol this 22nd day of May.

 

 

                                                Steve Simon                                                    Mark Dayton

                                                Secretary of State                                                Governor

 

 

      At the hour of 12:01 a.m. and pursuant to the Proclamation of the Governor and pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 2016, Section 3.073, the Honorable Kurt Daudt, Speaker of the House, called the House of Representatives to order.


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      Prayer was offered by Representative Peggy Bennett, District 27A, Albert Lea, Minnesota.

 

      The members of the House gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

 

      The roll was called and the following members were present:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      A quorum was present.

 

 

      Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 2016, Section 3.073, the Speaker declared the House of Representatives organized for the 2017 Special Session.

 

 

      Peppin moved that the Chief Clerk be and is hereby instructed to inform the Senate and the Governor by message that the House of Representatives is now duly organized pursuant to law for this Special Session.  The motion prevailed. 

 

 

      Peppin moved that the House recess subject to the call of the Chair.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

RECESS

 

 

RECONVENED

 

      The House reconvened and was called to order by the Speaker.


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MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

 

 

      The following message was received from the Senate:

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

This is to notify you that the Senate is now duly organized for the 2017 Special Session pursuant to the Minnesota Constitution and Minnesota Statutes.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

      Peppin moved that when the House adjourns today it adjourn until 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Peppin moved that the House adjourn.  The motion prevailed, and the Speaker declared the House stands adjourned until 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

 

 

Patrick D. Murphy, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives



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