The 2014 session is scheduled to begin Feb. 25, 2014
With the final drop of House Speaker Paul Thissen’s gavel, a 2013 session focused on education, taxes and the legalization of same-sex marriage came to a close Monday. The House is now adjourned until Feb. 25, 2014.
The final weeks of session saw the DFL-controlled Legislature pass a $2.1 billion tax bill, fund all-day kindergarten, OK borrowing to cover costs related to State Capitol repairs, and Gov. Mark Dayton sign marriage equality into law.
Relive the best images from a historic bill signing ceremony, late night debates and rushed final days of session in the latest photo gallery from House Photography and catch up on the flurry of legislative activity with Session Daily’s 2013 wrap-up.
(ABOVE: A patch of Siberian Squill blossom on the Capitol grounds May 13 during the last full week of session. Photo by Andrew VonBank.)
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The Minnesota Legislature has adjourned the 2013 session
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:00 AM
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• The Minnesota Legislature has adjourned the 2013 session.
• The Minnesota Legislature is scheduled to reconvene on Tue., February 25, 2014 at 12 p.m.
• Interim House web and mobile streaming video coverage may be provided, as available.
The House and Senate have agreed by joint resolution that the 2014 session would begin Feb. 25. With that as a start date, the second year of the biennium could be a maximum 13 weeks in length.
Thousands of bills were introduced in the House and Senate, but only a small percentage make it to law. So, what happens to the remaining bills? Most are sitting in limbo, waiting for possible action during the 2014 session. (Read More)