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Week in Review: Feb. 11-15

Snow rests atop the Quadriga at the base of the Capitol Dome February 14. Photo by Paul Battaglia

The flurry of legislative activity will pause for much of Monday as the House observes Sovereignty Day with a number of presentations and discussions in the House Chamber beginning at 9 a.m.

But with Gov. Tim Walz due to release his budget on Tuesday and several committees and divisions already reserving rooms for potential evening meetings, it’s safe to assume next week will be a busy one.

Before we look ahead, however, let’s look back at what you may have missed this week.

Check out the latest gallery from House Photography and stay up-to-date on House news and updates throughout the week at Session Daily.

 

AGRICULTURE

Fertilizer research council seeks 10-year extension

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13579

 

Starting Line: Lack of mental health care providers impacts Greater MN

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13574

 

BONDING

Water infrastructure projects could get funding boost

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13595

 

Preservationists push for additional funds to finish Fort Snelling revitalization

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13589

 

 

BUSINESS AND COMMERCE

Bill seeks to end family exclusion in boat, umbrella insurance

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13584

 

CIVIL LAW

Judicial branch asks for more than 6 percent budget increase

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13591

 

Bill to prohibit minors from marrying headed to the House Floor

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13581

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Bill looks to promote and support volunteerism in Minnesota

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13602

 

Net neutrality bill moves forward

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13598

 

EDUCATION

'Breakfast after the Bell' program would increase student access to first meal of the day

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13605

 

Bill would allow school districts to start before Labor Day

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13599

 

School boards could gain authority to renew expiring referendums

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13587

 

Bill would increase funding for early childhood screenings

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13578

 

ELECTIONS

Growing effort to restore felons’ right to vote moves ahead in House

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13592

 

EMPLOYMENT

Stay away when sick: Bill requiring paid time off advances

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13597

 

International Institute works to connect new Americans with jobs

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13576

 

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Bills seeks to create ATV campground in state park

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13594

 

Quintet of bills offer comprehensive plan for chronic wasting disease response

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13572

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Range of recruitment efforts needed to address Hennepin County foster care crisis

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13607

 

Proposed legislation could ban conversion therapy

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13601

 

Prescription drug repository program could connect people in need to medication

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13596

 

Vaping could be kicked outside under proposed change to Clean Indoor Air Act

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13588

 

More funding could allow Minnesota to beat HIV/AIDS, lawmakers hear

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13583

 

Conflict emerges over how to hike wages for direct care employees

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13575

 

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

University of Minnesota makes $87 million budget request for biennium

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13586

 

MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS

Resolution for State funeral to honor World War II veterans moves forward

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13604

 

House division OKs proposed Veterans Suicide Awareness Day

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13585

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

Bill to reduce bail for low-risk defendants held over for more testimony

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13609

 

Judges might be able to reduce court costs for low-income people

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13603

 

State sentencing guidelines may include rules on probation

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13600

 

Corrections division approves bill to improve contraband screening

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13593

 

 

STATE GOVERNMENT

Rarick to officially leave House Tuesday

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13580

 

Seeking orderly end to session, governor and legislative leaders agree to new deadlines

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13571

 

 

TAXES

How the state taxes Social Security benefits would change under three bills

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13606

 

Raise the standard deduction? Cut all income tax rates? Debate is on in House Taxes Committee

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13590

 

Road maintenance and construction tax exemptions could expand

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13577

 

Payouts in property tax appeals could shift from local governments to state

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13573

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

House OK’s updated bicycle traffic regulations, rider rules

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13608

 

Aid to ailing deputy registrars dealing with MNLARS woes could be on the way

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13582

 


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