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Week in Review: May 9-13

Dandelions spring up on the Capitol Mall, a sure sign of warmer weather May 12. (Photo by Paul Battaglia)

Happy Friday the 13th. Hope you’re not superstitious.

Just over one week remains until the 2022 legislative session must constitutionally end on May 23. But Sec. 4, Art. 21 of the Minnesota Constitution says "Passage of bills on last day of session prohibited. No bill shall be passed by either house upon the day prescribed for adjournment.”

So Sunday, May 22 is the actual deadline for lawmakers to finish their work, and with the Republican state convention today and tomorrow in Rochester pausing many of the conference committees working to resolve differences in House and Senate bills, time to pass major omnibus legislation is dwindling.

As negotiations continue behind the scenes, few conference committees currently have hearings scheduled, but due to the fluid nature of events this time of year check out the Combined Legislative Meeting Calendar for the most comprehensive list of upcoming conference committee meetings.

Have a good weekend, avoid walking under ladders, and here’s a look back at what you may have missed over the last few days.

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

Work ahead for conference committee reconciling omnibus agriculture, broadband and housing bill

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17433

 

BUSINESS AND COMMERCE

House OKs legislation legalizing sports betting

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17445

 

Lifting of growler cap included in liquor bill that passes House

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17440

 

EDUCATION

Education conference committee gets down to business of bridging bill differences

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17436

 

EMPLOYMENT

Wide gulf to bridge in jobs, energy and commerce conference committee

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17442

 

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

What’s the difference? Environment conference committee compares bills

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17434

 

Environment committee approves changes to distribution of lottery sales funds, LCCMR composition

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17428

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

HHS omnibus bill conference committee takes first steps

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17435

 

Mental health the focus of first education conference committee meeting

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17429

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

U of M athletics among differences in House, Senate omnibus higher education positions

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17438

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

House approves measure allowing per diems for Hennepin County advisory board, commission members

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17431

 

House OK’s cleanup of Bloomington’s HRA statutory authority

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17430

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

House passes bill aiming to close ‘treatment gap’ for those found incompetent to stand trial

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17439

 

Judiciary and public safety conference committee begins with ‘good discussion’ of major differences

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17437

 

STATE GOVERNMENT

House passes bill making minor redistricting corrections

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17444

 

Trio wrongly imprisoned would get relief via claims bill passed by House

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17443

 

State government, transportation conferees begin trek toward agreement as time runs short

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17432

 

TRANSPORTATION

Supporters say universal transit system would offer parity, efficiency

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17441

 


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