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Week in Review: Feb. 10-14

Rep. Peggy Bennett is the first member on the House Floor Feb. 11, the opening day of the 2020 legislative session. Photo by Paul Battaglia

The 2020 legislative session began Feb. 11, and House members were away the following day at a legislative conference. Although it wasn’t a full week of meetings, legislators were anything but idle during their first week.

Twenty committee meetings and two floor sessions were held with a number of 2019 bills back on agendas along with new legislation such as HF3100, which would create an emergency insulin assistance program.

The House Capital Investment Division also rolled up its sleeves and began work on one of this year’s signature subjects, the creation of a bonding bill to fund improvement projects around the state.

The pace picks up first thing next Monday morning, when the House Ways and Means Committee is set to meet at 9:45 a.m. to consider bills dealing with paid family and medical leave and earned sick and safe time. But before we look too far ahead, here’s one last look at the last week.

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AGRICULTURE

Minnesota hemp industry still blossoming, division hears

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14048

 

BONDING

House bonding division hears governor’s capital investment proposal

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14040

 

COMMERCE

Emergency insulin bill clears first committee stop on session's opening day

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14043

 

EDUCATION

Teens voice pain points, share successes with the House Education Finance Division

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14054

 

ELECTIONS

Primary voters’ privacy the focus of bill that clears elections subcommittee

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14056

 

State government division divided over election security funds

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14045

 

 

ENERGY

The Land of 10,000 Lakes is getting wetter – and that’s a problem

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14050

 

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

$137.5 million Outdoor Heritage Fund bill gets division OK

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14052

 

Pro-pollinator bill proposes a different kind of sanctuary city

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14044

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Committee considers impact of potential ACA overturn

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14051

 

Efforts to restore CCAP integrity are showing results

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14049

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

Bill OK'd to mandate retrofitting high-rise residential buildings with fire sprinklers

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14055

 

House division hears plan to cap probation at five years for most felonies

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14042

 

STATE GOVERNMENT

Bill seeks to end discrimination on the basis of hair

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14046

 

Mixed emotions mark start to 2020 legislative session

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14041

 

With an eye on November, lawmakers return to St. Paul for 2020 session

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14039

 

TAXES

Tax bill could reduce farmers’ ‘sticker shock’

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14047

 

TRANSPORTATION

Transit officials tout efforts to boost safety on trains, buses

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/14053

 


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