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House, Senate leaders set 2020 committee deadlines

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Legislators and the public officially know the timeline for getting bills through the committee process during the 2020 session.

House and Senate leaders have agreed on the following dates:

  • Friday, March 13 — Committees must act favorably on bills in the house of origin.
  • Friday, March 20 — Committees must act favorably on bills, or companions of bills, that met the first deadline in the other body.
  • Friday, April 3 — Committees must act favorably on major appropriation and finance bills.

Per House Rule 2.03, the deadlines do not apply to the House Capital Investment Division; the House Taxes, Ways and Means, or Rules and Legislative Administration committees; nor the Senate Capital Investment, Finance, Taxes or Rules and Administration committees.


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Rep. Connie Bernardy comments during floor debate May 9 on HF2849, which would provide financial aid to former students of Argosy University in Eagan, which abruptly closed in March. Photo by Paul Battaglia

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Governor proposes $2 billion bonding package for 2020
Governor pitches $2 billion plan to invest in infrastructure, public safety, higher ed, housing and other areas of need across the state.
Rep. Diane Loeffler passes away
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State Fair poll shows steady support for gun sale background checks, recreational marijuana
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After sunrise, the sun sets on 2019 special session
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