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Week in Review: April 19–23

House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Chief Clerk Pat Murphy — viewed from outside the House Chamber — work during floor session April 21. Photo by Paul Battaglia

Twelve omnibus bills have passed off the House floor over the last several days and nights.

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you know what an omnibus bill is and how it works.

But if you’re still confused, think of it this way: Session Daily’s ‘Week in Review’ is an omnibus story — one all-encompassing article that contains the other stories we’ve done recently.

And this week’s omnibus story is all about omnibus bills.

House members plan to continue hearing omnibus legislation on Monday, when the 11:30 a.m. floor session features just one bill on the Calendar for the Day, but it’s a biggie — HF2128, the omnibus health and human services bill.

Conference committees are expected to begin their work over the next week and you can follow their work here.

Before those begin, let’s take one last look at what you may have missed this week.

 

AGRICULTURE

House OK's omnibus ag bill that supporters say aids new, existing farmers

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15922

 

EDUCATION

Omnibus education finance and policy bill clears House

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15918

 

EMPLOYMENT
Omnibus workforce bill — praised for protecting workers, criticized as bad for business — passes House

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15919

 

ENERGY

Renewable energy, consumer protections part of energy and commerce omnibus that passes House

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15920

 

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

'Problem-solving' omnibus environment bill passed by House

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15924

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

House passes omnibus higher education bill, sends it back to the Senate

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15917

 

HOUSING

After lengthy debate, omnibus housing bill is passed

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15913

 

LEGACY

House passes omnibus legacy bill

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15912

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

House passes $2.7 billion omnibus public safety bill focused on police reform, accountability

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15921

 

STATE GOVERNMENT

House passes wide-ranging, more than $1 billion state government, veterans, elections bill

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15915

 

TAXES

In close vote, House passes omnibus tax bill with hikes for high earners, expanded credits

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15923

 

TRANSPORTATION

Omnibus transportation bill travels on following House passage

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15916

 


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