STATE OF MINNESOTA
SPECIAL SESSION - 2017
Saint Paul, Minnesota, Tuesday, May 23, 2017
In obedience to the Proclamation of the Honorable Mark Dayton, Governor of the State of Minnesota, summoning the two houses of the Legislature to meet in Special Session, the members of the House of Representatives, pursuant to the Governor's Proclamation, assembled in the State Capitol in Saint Paul on Tuesday, the twenty-third day of May, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.
PROCLAMATION FOR SPECIAL SESSION 2017
Whereas, The Ninetieth Legislature adjourned its 2017 regular session without enacting legislation essential to the health, well-being, and safety of the citizens of Minnesota; and
Whereas, The Minnesota Constitution allows the Governor to call a special session of the legislature on "extraordinary occasions;" and
Whereas, The unfinished matters of the Legislature include laws essential to balancing the state budget; and
Whereas, An extraordinary occasion, as envisioned by Article IV, Section 12 of the Minnesota Constitution is thereby created; and
Whereas, The people of Minnesota are best served by a prompt conclusion of legislative business and avoidance of a government shutdown; and
Whereas, Elected leaders of the Legislature have agreed on an agenda and procedure to complete a special session in the shortest time possible.
Now, Therefore, I, Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby summon you, members of the Legislature, to convene in Special Session on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 12:01 a.m., at the State Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota to be affixed at the State Capitol this 22nd day of May.
Steve Simon Mark Dayton
Secretary of State Governor
At the hour of 12:01 a.m. and pursuant to the Proclamation of the Governor and pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 2016, Section 3.073, the Honorable Kurt Daudt, Speaker of the House, called the House of Representatives to order.
The members of the House gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
The roll was called and the following members were present:
A quorum was present.
Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 2016, Section 3.073, the Speaker declared the House of Representatives organized for the 2017 Special Session.
Peppin moved that the Chief Clerk be and is hereby instructed to inform the Senate and the Governor by message that the House of Representatives is now duly organized pursuant to law for this Special Session. The motion prevailed.
Peppin moved that the House recess subject to the call of the Chair. The motion prevailed.
The House reconvened and was called to order by the Speaker.
The following message was received from the Senate:
This is to notify you that the Senate is now duly organized for the 2017 Special Session pursuant to the Minnesota Constitution and Minnesota Statutes.
Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate
Peppin moved that when the House adjourns today it adjourn until 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The motion prevailed.
Peppin moved that the House adjourn. The motion prevailed, and the Speaker declared the House stands adjourned until 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
D. Murphy, Chief
Clerk, House of Representatives