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Event Schedule

Session Daily Update
Monday, February 18 2019 8:55 AM
Watch: Live Event
Session Daily Week in Review

House Floor Session - part 1
Monday, February 18 2019 9:00 AM
Watch: Live Event
It is anticipated the House will come into Floor Session, then recess.

Minnesota House of Representatives hosts Sovereignty Day-morning portion
Monday, February 18 2019 9:10 AM
Watch: Live Event
9:10 a.m.: Drum group, flag procession, convocation.
9:40 a.m.: Welcome and introductions, including introductions from Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan and the 11 tribal leaders.
10:10 a.m.-Noon: Presentations.

Minnesota House of Representatives hosts Sovereignty Day-afternoon portion
Monday, February 18 2019 1:30 PM
Watch: Live Event
1:30 p.m.: Presentation questions and answers from members.
2:00 p.m.: Tribal leaders panel, moderated by Representative Dean Urdahl and Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein (House members appointed to the MN Indian Affairs Council).
- Discussion of issues of interest to the tribal nations, pending legislation, government to government relations, working with the Legislature, sovereignty.
3:00 p.m.: Final remarks and drum closing.

House Floor Session - part 2 *
Monday, February 18 2019 3:15 PM
Watch: Live Event
* Reconvening of the House Floor Session and adjournment.

Joint House and Senate Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee
Monday, February 18 2019 6:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
The Joint Committee on Regent Selection will recommend candidates for the Board of Regents to the Joint Convention of the Legislature.

News and Notes

The 2019 Legislature must end by May 20.

Easter/Passover break

The 2019 Easter/Passover break will begin Saturday, April 13, and go through Monday, April 22. Legislative activity may resume at 8 a.m. April 23.

Committee deadlines for 2019

  • Friday, March 15 — Committees must act favorably on bills in the house of origin.
  • Friday, March 29 — Committees must act favorably on bills, or companions of bills, that met the first deadline in the other body.
  • Friday, April 12 — Committees must act favorably on major appropriation and finance bills.

Bill Introductions: HF1065-1267

District 11B special election

A special election for the District 11B seat, vacated when Rep. Jason Rarick (R-Pine City) moved to the Senate, is scheduled for March 19. If necessary, a primary will be March 5.

Did you know?

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Minnesota is the only state with a divided legislature in the 2019-20 biennium. The last time there was only one divided state legislature in the country was 1914.


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