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Special session ends without agreement on policing overhaul, other key issues

Capitol Evening

They came. They debated. They couldn’t agree and they left.

Eight days of a special session was not enough for House and Senate lawmakers to reach agreement on a quartet of priority bills that included overhauling public safety and police accountability and allocating federal coronavirus funds to local units of government.

So, as the sun was coming up Saturday, both bodies adjourned sine die.

“Anger and frustration at a failure to accomplish major progress on the main issues in front of us — that Minnesotans need us to take action on — is certainly warranted in this situation,” said House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) from the House Floor just after 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Read more at Session Daily

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Event Schedule

TUESDAY: House Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division (Remote Hearing)
Tuesday, July 7 2020 9:45 AM
Watch: Live Event
Also available on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/ .
• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
AGENDA:.
Informational hearing on HFXXX (Wagenius) Electric cogeneration activity power purchase agreement authorized.
PUBLIC TESTIMONY INFORMATION:.
Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in submitting testimony may email committee staff at John.Howe@House.mn and Zach.Zimmerman@house.mn.
If you plan to submit written testimony or wish to testify, please send notice to John.Howe@house.mn and Zach.Zimmerman@house.mn by 5pm on Monday.
ACCESSIBILITY:.
If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation to view, participate in, or otherwise access a remote hearing, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803.

WEDNESDAY: House Select Committee on Minnesota’s Pandemic Response and Rebuilding (Remote Hearing)
Wednesday, July 8 2020 10:00 AM
Watch: Live Event
Also available on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/ .
• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
AGENDA:.
Presentation from Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services & United States of Care Board Chair, on the COVID-19 pandemic response in Minnesota and around the country.
PUBLIC TESTIMONY INFORMATION:.
If you would like to submit written testimony, a letter or a handout for the hearing please contact Owen Wirth at Owen.Wirth@house.mn.
ACCESSIBILITY:.
If you have questions about the technology associated with/accessibility of remote hearings, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803; please do not contact him on matters directly related to the agenda.

THURSDAY: House Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division (Remote Hearing)
Thursday, July 9 2020 9:45 AM
Watch: Live Event
Also available on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/ .
• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
AGENDA:.
Informational hearing on extension of unemployment benefits in Minnesota.
PUBLIC TESTIMONY INFORMATION:.
Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at travis.reese@house.mn.
If you wish to testify, please contact committee staff at least three hours prior to the start of the remote hearing and they will provide instructions.
Public testimony will be taken at the end of the presentation, as is custom with in-person hearings.
ACCESSIBILITY:.
If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation to view, participate in, or otherwise access a remote hearing, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803.

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

Special Session Bill Introductions: HF157-HF170

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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