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House attempts another round of abortion reforms

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After passing the House last year but stalling in the Senate, a pair of abortion proposals have begun making their way through the House committee process once again.

One proposal would hold facilities that perform 10 or more abortions per month to the same standards as outpatient surgical centers. Another measure would not allow state money to be used to fund abortions. The House Health and Human Services Reform Committee approved several bills related to the two and referred them to other committees.

Rep. Debra Kiel (R-Crookston) sponsors HF606 that would require clinics that perform at least 10 abortions per month to be licensed by the Health Department, similar to outpatient surgical centers. (Read more)

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Event Schedule

House floor session
Thursday, March 5 2015 3:30 PM
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HF2 (Loon) Teacher licensure and employment conditions clarified; alternative teacher licensure amended; teacher licensure reciprocity with adjoining states provided; license via portfolio, exemption for technical education instructors, teachers' unrequested leaves of absence and teaching assignments decisions, and teacher examination requirements clarified; and placing students with ineffective teachers prohibited.

No House meetings in TV rooms, so no webcasts
Friday, March 6 2015 8:00 AM
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No House meeting in TV rooms, so no webcast

MONDAY - House floor session *
Monday, March 9 2015 3:30 PM
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* The start time for Monday's floor session has not yet been set.
HF12 (Cornish) Blue Alert system created to aid in the apprehension of those who kill or injure law enforcement officers.

News and Notes

Committee deadlines for 2015 session

Three committee deadlines for the 2015 session have been established:

  • March 20, committees must act favorably on bills in the house of origin;
  • March 27, committees must act favorably on bills, or companion bills, that met the first deadline in the other house; and
  • April 24, committees must act favorably on major appropriation and finance bills.

Members must constitutionally finish their work this year by May 18.

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House Membership

A flip in leadership and more returning members mark some of the changes in store for 2015-16 House of Representatives.




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