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Week in Review: April 26–30

House Speaker Pro-Tempore Andrew Carlson hands the 970-page omnibus health and human services bill to Chief Clerk Pat Murphy at the beginning of floor debate April 26. Photo by Paul Battaglia

After a series of protracted floor sessions last week, there was just one this week as most of the major omnibus bills have now made their first trip through the House. The omnibus health and human services bill was passed late Monday after 11 hours of debate and then … things were relatively quiet.

A handful of conference committees began to meet over the past few days and a few other standalone bills passed off the floor, but it was largely a time to regroup and prepare for the final push to the end of session — two weeks from Monday.

Conference committee work shifts into high gear Monday, when seven panels have gatherings scheduled. The housing; jobs/labor; state government; agriculture; commerce; environment; and transportation conference committees all plan to meet, and more could be added. HHS? Taxes?

Week in Review: April 26-30

You can stay up to date with all the schedule updates by regularly checking the Combined Legislative Meeting Calendar and follow conference committee activity here.

Before that begins, here’s one last look at what you may have missed this week.

And don't forget to check out the latest gallery from House Photography. Stay up-to-date on House news and updates throughout the week at Session Daily.

 

EDUCATION

Education committee considers bill to increase school integration

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15930

 

EMPLOYMENT
House, Senate versions of omnibus jobs bill differ on employment, business issues

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15932

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Aiming to expand mental health services, House passes bill to join interstate compact

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15936

 

Omnibus health and human services bill passes House after extended debate

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15927

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

Conference committee work gets underway on omnibus higher ed bill

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15931

 

HOUSING

House passes bill aiming to combat ‘appraisal bias’ in real estate valuations

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15937

 

Plan to extend eviction ban beyond COVID-19 emergency passes House

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15934

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

House OKs changes to DECC bylaw terminology, competitive bidding requirements

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15935

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

Legislation headed to House Floor ‘takes down the temperature’ in traffic stops, sponsor says

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15929

 

House passes $7.8 million in funding for police response to civil unrest

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15928

 

RECREATION AND TOURISM

Powerball, other lottery winners could keep names private via bill going to governor

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15933

 

STATE GOVERNMENT

Legislative leaders agree to conference committee guidelines

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/15926

 


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