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ARTICLE 10 - EMERGENCY HOUSE OPERATIONS

10.01 EMERGENCY HOUSE OPERATIONS. (a) The Minnesota House of Representatives may allow floor and committee procedures related to member debate and voting to occur by means of distance voting, remote electronic voting, or voting by other means designed to allow legislative operations while preserving the safety of the public, staff, and members.

(b) Use of distance voting, remote electronic voting, or voting by other means under paragraph (a) may only occur at the direction of the Speaker of the House after consultation with the minority leader and majority leader, must be used only to protect the health and safety of the public, staff, and members, and must cease once doing so is no longer necessary to protect the health and safety of the public, staff, and members.

(c) Hearings conducted under this Rule must be streamed live over the Internet. All remote hearings conducted under this Rule must allow public testimony.

(d) This Rule sunsets the day following the last day of the 92nd Regular Session."

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