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Fourth special session of 2020 set for Sept. 11

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For the fourth straight month, the Legislature will be back in special session.

Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday issued a proclamation calling the House and Senate back to St. Paul at noon, Sept. 11, and noted he intends to extend the COVID-19 peacetime emergency by 30 days to help the state continue to quickly an effectively respond to the ongoing pandemic.

“While Minnesota has taken life-saving action, the threat of COVID-19 remains,” Walz said in a statement. “It’s imperative that we have the tools necessary to respond to this rapidly-evolving virus quickly and decisively in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of each and every Minnesotan.” Read more at Session Daily 

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Event Schedule

TUESDAY: House Select Committee on Racial Justice (Remote Hearing)
Tuesday, September 29 2020 1:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
Also available on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/ .
Meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01.
AGENDA:.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Racism.
- William Dietz, MD, PhD.
- Wendy Ellis DrPH, MPH.
- Linsey McMurrin, Director of Prevention Initiatives & Tribal Projects, Family Wise Services - Prevent Child Abuse MN; Certified ACE Interface Master Trainer.
- Karen Sanness, Winona County Health and Human Services Director.
PUBLIC TESTIMONY.
- Those wishing to provide public testimony will have the opportunity on October 13, 2020.
- Please email CLA Binta.Kanteh@house.mn or call 651-296-8827 for further information.
For all other committee matters, please contact CA Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn or Alyssa.Fritz@house.mn.
ACCESSIBILITY:.
If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please email Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or leave a message at 651-296-8803.

OCTOBER 6: House Select Committee on Racial Justice (Remote Hearing)
Tuesday, October 6 2020 1:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
Also available on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/ .
Meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01.
AGENDA:.
Historical Trauma.
PUBLIC TESTIMONY.
- Those wishing to provide public testimony will have the opportunity on October 13, 2020.
- Please email CLA Binta.Kanteh@house.mn or call 651-296-8827 for further information.
For all other committee matters, please contact CA Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn or Alyssa.Fritz@house.mn.
ACCESSIBILITY:.
If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please email Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or leave a message at 651-296-8803.

OCTOBER 13: Session Daily Update
Tuesday, October 13 2020 12:55 PM
Watch: Live Event
Also available on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/.
Updates from the House.

OCTOBER 13: House Select Committee on Racial Justice (Remote Hearing)
Tuesday, October 13 2020 1:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
Also available on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/ .
Meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01.
AGENDA:.
This entire hearing is devoted to public testimony.
- Members of the public and organizations are invited to provide up to THREE MINUTES of testimony related to the informational hearings of this committee and their own experiences.
- Due to the nature of remote hearings, those wishing to testify must sign up no later than Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5pm by emailing CLA Binta.Kanteh@house.mn.
- Those unable to testify via Zoom may either email written testimony to Binta.Kanteh@house.mn or provide testimony via voicemail (no longer than 3 minutes) to 651-296-8827.
- Written testimony will be posted and provided to committee members.
For all other committee matters, please contact CA Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn or Alyssa.Fritz@house.mn.
ACCESSIBILITY:.
If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please email Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or leave a message at 651-296-8803.

OCTOBER 20: House Select Committee on Racial Justice (Remote Hearing)
Tuesday, October 20 2020 1:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
Also available on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/ .
Meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01.
AGENDA:.
TBD

2021 SESSION: Opening Day of the Ninety-Second Session of the Minnesota Legislature
Tuesday, January 5 2021 12:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
Per Minnesota Statute, Chapter 3.011: The 2021 Legislative Session is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

News and Notes

Fourth Special Session Bill Introductions: HF1-HF34

COVID-19 information

The Minnesota House of Representatives has created a web page dedicated to information about the COVID-19 pandemic, including links for resources.

Not running again

The following members have announced they will not seek re-election to the House in 2020: Rep. Hunter Cantrell (DFL-Savage), Rep. Lyndon Carlson Sr. (DFL-Crystal), Rep. Jack Considine Jr. (DFL-Mankato), Rep. Dan Fabian (R-Roseau), Rep. Bob Gunther (R-Fairmont), Rep. Laurie Halverson (DFL-Eagan), Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton), Rep. Sandy Layman (R-Cohasset), Rep. Ben Lien (DFL-Moorhead), Rep. Tim Mahoney (DFL-St. Paul), Rep. Alice Mann (DFL-Lakeville), Rep. Bud Nornes (R-Fergus Falls), Rep. Linda Runbeck (R-Circle Pines), Rep. Duane Sauke (DFL-Rochester), Rep. Bob Vogel (R-Elko New Market) and Rep. Jean Wagenius (DFL-Mpls).

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