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Fairgoers are invited to meet and greet legislators and weigh in on hot political topics during their visit to the House of Representatives booth at the Minnesota State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 21 through Monday, Sept. 1.

Snap a photo behind a replica of the House speaker’s desk to post on social media, join thousands of others in taking our annual House opinion poll and meet with House members scheduled to appear throughout the fair at the House exhibit located in the Education Building, located on Cosgrove Street, just north of Dan Patch Avenue.

The annual House opinion poll has drawn the attention of around 10,000 participants annually. Fairgoers can let their opinions be known on a number of issues such as public subsidies to the NFL for hosting the Super Bowl, legalizing marijuana for recreational use, requiring swimming lessons for all K-12 students and increasing the gas tax.

Poll results should be available on the House website Sept. 2, the day after the fair.

See a list of House members scheduled to appear at the fair here.

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Event Schedule

The 88th Session of the Minnesota Legislature has adjourned sine die
Saturday, May 17 2014 8:00 AM
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The 88th Session of the Minnesota Legislature has adjourned sine die.

2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Tuesday, January 6 2015 12:00 PM
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Per Minnesota Statute, the 89th Session of the Minnesota Legislature is set to convene on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 12 p.m.

News and Notes


When news from the House warrants

The 2013-2014 legislative session concluded May 16, and the 2015 session is scheduled to convene Jan. 6. Until then, Session Daily will not be published on a regular basis. However, you can be assured that we will keep you informed when news from the House warrants.

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Please visit the House of Representatives booth during the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 21-Sept. 1.  Besides visiting with lawmakers, fairgoers can let their opinions be known on a number of state issues by taking the annual House of Representatives State Fair Poll.

If you have comments about our services and suggestions for improvements to our coverage, please call me at 651-296-0337, or email at leeann.schutz@house.mn.

Until next year (or when news from the House warrants).

 

Key 2014 election dates
  • June 27 — Absentee ballots will be available for the Aug. 12 primary election
  • July 22  — Pre-registration deadline for primary election. Voters may still register at their polling place on primary election day
  • Aug. 12  — Primary election day
  • Sept. 19 — Absentee ballots will be available for the Nov. 4 general election
  • Oct. 14 — Pre-registration deadline for the general election. Voters who miss this deadline may still register at their polling place on Election Day
  • Nov. 4 — Election Day

For more information, go to the Office of the Secretary of State’s website.

Looking to the 2015 session

Operating on a biennium, and according to Minnesota Statute 3.011, the Legislature convenes on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of each odd-numbered year. So the start date for the 2015 session is Jan. 6, 2015. In the even numbered years, it convenes on a date set by joint agreement of both bodies. The state constitution limits the Legislature to meeting 120 legislative days during each biennium. 

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You can follow bills throughout the legislative process by signing up for MyBills, a personalized way to track House and Senate bills by number that delivers alerts right to your inbox. Find more information on how to follow House and Senate bills here

Resources

Want to contact your U.S. representative, the governor or a state agency? Click here for a roster of federal and state contacts. 

 

 

 

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