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The 2014 session is scheduled to begin Feb. 25, 2014.


2014 Minnesota State Fair poll results

Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair polltakers are narrowly opposed to the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state, but strongly support same-day voter registration and lean toward increasing the state’s gas tax for road and bridge construction.

Conducted by the nonpartisan House Public Information Services Office, the annual poll at the House of Representatives booth during the 12-day Minnesota State Fair is an informal, unscientific survey of issues discussed in prior legislative sessions and may be topics of discussion in 2015.

Of the 7,607 people filling out a ballot in 2014, 48.1 percent are against the state allowing the recreational use of marijuana for persons age 21 and older; however, 43.3 percent support the idea. Nearly 9 percent of those taking the poll were undecided or had no opinion.

The 2014 Legislature passed a law for use of medical marijuana for nine specific illnesses, but not for recreational use of the drug. Only the use of pills, oils or vaporizing of a cannabis compound through a device similar to an e-cigarette is allowed. (Read more)

(See the full results here and view a video on the 2014 Minnesota State Fair opinion poll on our YouTube channel)

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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


Prefiled Bill Introductions HF1863-HF2142
 
 
Follow that bill

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

 

Members won’t seek re-election

Several members of the House have announced they will not seek re-election in 2014. An updated list can be found through this link.

Resources

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Session: Round 2

The House and Senate have agreed by joint resolution that the 2014 session is scheduled to begin Feb. 25. With that start date, the second year of the biennium could be a maximum 13 weeks in length.

 

What now for all those leftover bills?

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 sit in limbo, waiting for possible action during the 2014 session. (Read More)

 

 

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