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SEPTEMBER 25: Joint meeting of the House Transportation Finance and Transportation and Regional Governance Policy committees
Tuesday, September 25 2018 2:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
Safety and security on the Metro Transit system.
Details on the agreement between the Met Council and the Twin Cities & Western Railroad (TCWR) in the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) corridor and how this impacts the future operations budget for the Met Council.
Hiring issues at Metro Transit and impacts to service and budget.

SEPTEMBER 26: MNLARS Steering Committee
Wednesday, September 26 2018 9:30 AM
Watch: Live Event
• Presentation by Department of Public Safety (DPS)/MN.IT of Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) Steering Committee Report dated September 11.
• MNLARS Transaction Accuracy audit presentation by Office of the Legislative Auditor.
- Judy Randall, Deputy Legislative Auditor, and Scott Tjomsland, Audit Director.
• Request by agencies to shift funding from FAST Enterprises contract.
• Agency timeline of planned upgrades, anticipated ramp downs and staff reductions.
• Provide committee full list of the 127 items or more which are not completed for MNLARS, sorted into categories as to ease of accomplishment and level of complication.
• Provide detailed list of the planned two upgrades and status of specialty plate transfers capability.
• Limited driver’s license agent requirement to do background checks.
• Provide update on duplicate title processing capabilities for deputy registrar offices and fees received by deputy registrars to do duplicate title processing.
• Update on staffing levels for phone banks and email processing:.
- How many are contract workers vs DPS staff.
- Ally Business Solutions Contract.
- How are these positions being funded.
• Feedback from affected groups.

2019: Opening Day of 91st Session of the Minnesota Legislature
Tuesday, January 8 2019 12:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
Minnesota Statute 3.011:.
The legislature shall meet at the seat of government on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of each odd-numbered year.
When the first Monday in January falls on January 1, it shall meet on the first Wednesday after the first Monday.
Anticipated Opening Day events:.
• Members-elect take the oath of office.
• Election of speaker of the House.
• Election of chief clerk of the House.
• Election of other officers of the House.
• Adoption of Temporary Rules of the House.

News and Notes

The 2019 Legislature is scheduled to begin Jan. 8 at noon. It must end by May 20.


Members not seeking re-election

The Legislative Reference Library has a list of House members not seeking re-election in 2018. 


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