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House Public Information Services produces online content and print publications designed to make the legislative process understandable and accessible to the public.

2014 Legislative Information Manual Legislative Information Manual
This resource is an introductory guide to the legislative process. It begins with a description of the state government structure and continues with a detailed explanation of the law-making process.

Session Daily
Session Daily, an online news source, is updated daily during session with the day's House actions, and when news from the House warrants. An electronic notification list announces daily updates. Sign up now.

Minnesota State Government Series Minnesota State Government Series
The nine-part Minnesota State Government Series is an easy-to-understand series of publications about the state, its history, its symbols and its three branches of government.

New Laws
New Laws summarizes newly enacted laws, vetoed bills and certain proposals that did not pass into law during a given legislative session. Produced for the web after each session, it includes a search function that will help viewers easily locate a story.

Capitol Steps: From Idea to Law Capitol Steps
Capitol Steps: From Idea to Law (A young person's guide to the legislative process) - is a 16-page booklet explaining, in a simple, straightforward manner, how a bill moves from an idea to law. Capitol Steps is intended as a resource for junior high school students.

Session Weekly
For archives of the nonpartisan magazine, click here .

Session Daily

House again backs governor's emergency powers in special session (9/11/2020 3:35:00 PM)
House pandemic response committee learns about disparities surrounding the disease (9/9/2020 2:41:00 PM)
Fourth special session of the year set for Friday (9/9/2020 12:44:00 PM)
‘Senate inaction’ led to decision on prison closures, corrections chief tells House panel (9/1/2020 5:36:00 PM)
Lawmakers updated on efforts to contain chronic wasting disease (9/1/2020 1:22:00 PM)
Human Services Department looks to slash millions from budget, lawmakers hear (8/31/2020 12:27:00 PM)
More than $40 million sought for energy efficiency as part of rebuild following civil unrest (8/27/2020 1:08:00 PM)
Summer’s third special session a quick one — but leaders say ‘unfinished business’ remains (8/12/2020 6:00:00 PM)
Governor calls lawmakers back for summer's third special session (8/7/2020 4:25:00 PM)
Judiciary division discusses legal reforms at informational hearing (8/5/2020 5:45:00 PM)
Instead of criminal conviction, bill proposes assistance for distressed vets (7/30/2020 1:20:00 PM)

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