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Week in Review: May 9-13

House Speaker Kurt Daudt talks with a group of high school pages during floor session May 11. House Photography file photo

Many anglers are hoping to snag a walleye during this weekend’s fishing opener. What may be even more elusive could be happening in St. Paul: legislators trying to reach agreement on bonding, a supplemental budget, taxes, transportation and other issues before 12:01 a.m. May 23.

In the last few days, House and Senate conferees swapped transportation proposals that resulted in little more than idling. To potentially break the gridlock, Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to offer a transportation compromise on Monday, but Republicans said again Friday that it best not include a gas tax increase. Legislative leaders have indicated transportation needs to be addressed before other issues can be resolved.

As for the other two big bills, the Senate passed a tax bill that the House rejected, meaning conferees may actually get together for the first time in months; and House Republicans continue to keep a lid on their capital investment proposal with just over a week remaining in a traditional bonding year.

The supplemental budget conference committee is scheduled to get together at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Before looking ahead to next week; let’s take a look at what you may have missed the past five days.

Stay up-to-date on House news and updates throughout the week at Session Daily.

 

BUDGET

No targets in sight as supplemental budget group plods through overviews

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10220

 

Conference committee takes first look at supplemental budget proposals

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10218

 

 

BUSINESS AND COMMERCE

Bill passed by House would bring state into compliance with national insurance standards

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10248

 

State needs to address insurance reserves to stay in synch with national standard

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10249

 

 

CIVIL LAW

Marriage wait limit elimination passes House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10245

 

Animal trusts, other added provisions pass House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10236

 

All Order for Protection filing fees could be waived

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10230

 

Specific Order for Protection mandatory hearing elimination passed by House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10229

 

Cohabitation spousal support bill passed by House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10226

 

PRINCE bill would protect publicity rights after death

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10219

 

ADA violations, questionable lawsuits focus of bill that passes House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10215

 

 

CONSUMERS

Sunday liquor sales debate goes another round with the same outcome

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10241

 

 

ELECTIONS

Presidential primary plan receives another House committee OK

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10210

 

 

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

House amends, passes LCCMR appropriations bill

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10255

 

Spending cap highlights drycleaner account changes passed by House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10252

 

Omnibus lands bill passed by House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10222

 

$107 million in Outdoor Heritage Fund appropriations moves back to Senate

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10216

 

 

GAME AND FISH

Night-vision equipment use could see some changes

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10225

 

Bill targeting deer hunter input moves to Senate

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10224

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Pharmacies could help dispose of prescription drugs under bill passed by House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10251

 

Year-long child protection task force recommendations addressed in bill

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10250

 

Plan to streamline prescription refills going to governor

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10246

 

House passes policy changes sought by Department of Health

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10240

 

Nursing home consolidation funding, Red Wing project modified

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10239

 

Nursing facility payment reforms likely to be corrected

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10214

 

Mental health, chemical dependency would be tested at the same time

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10213

 

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Bill making changes to interim ordinance process passed by House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10231

 

Richfield residency response-time law extension passed by House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10227

 

Bill offering cities certainty in wastewater regulation going to governor

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10212

 

 

MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS

Military member impersonation misdemeanor penalty passed by House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10247

 

 

PUBLIC SAFEETY

Penalty increase for scene of death, body tampering passed by House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10238

 

Study sought to potentially reduce probation, supervised release periods

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10232

 

House passes bill to eliminate inmate mental health co-payment

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10228

 

Controversial body cam bill remains in contention

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10221

 

 

RECREATION AND TOURISM

Memorial to honor former Rep. David Dill passed by House, goes to Senate

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10223

 

Minnesota Index: Minnesota Parks and Trails

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10209

 

 

STATE GOVERNMENT

House passes bill that would restructure IRRRB

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10244

 

House passes nearly $1.79 million in compensation for wrongly imprisoned trio

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10217

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

Gas tax increase dead, House Republicans again warn governor

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10253

 

Dayton: transportation compromise in the works for Monday

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10243

 

Bus drivers could avoid seatbelt fines, I-35 speed would increase under bill OK’d by House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10254

 

Plan to increase weight limits for natural gas vehicles passed by House

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10242

 

House OKs measures honoring fallen soldier, peace officer

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10237

 

House doesn’t budge, leaving transportation negotiations in neutral

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10233

 

House passes measure to give driveway access permit denial appeals process

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10211

 


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