If the Republicans keep control of the Minnesota House this November they will have a new majority leader for the 2019 session.
House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin (R-Rogers) announced Wednesday she will not seek re-election.
“It has been a great privilege to represent the hard-working families of the northwest suburbs of Dayton, Maple Grove and Rogers, and to be elected by my peers to serve as Majority Leader the past four years,” Peppin said in a statement. “I believe I have made a difference in the lives of the people I have been honored to represent, and it is time for me to step back from public service and return to employment in the private sector. For me, serving in the legislature was not meant to be a full-time career, but rather a temporary public service and I know there are many smart leaders with new ideas, goals and skills that will step forward to serve.”
First elected in 2004, Peppin is the new director of government affairs and general counsel for the Minnesota Rural Electric Association.
HF3089 would provide exemptions from fence, barrier and sign requirements for property with a closed or abandoned mine if the property is used for recreational or economic development purposes.
Less than a year after the Pollution Control Agency floated plans to raise water quality fee revenues for the first time since 1992, the House passed a bill to prohibit the agency from doing so without legislative approval.
The advisory council that provides input for the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area could see some changes to its membership structure.
Municipalities that build a water treatment plant would not have to comply with changes in effluent limitations for up to 16 years under bill that passes the House.
The House voted 119-1 Tuesday to discontinue the Ramsey Soil and Water Conservation District and transfer its duties and authorities to the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners.
Some temporary storage facilities, such as grain elevators and ethanol plants, may be exempt from fugitive dust emission rules.
Fuel refiners and blenders would have a few more days to make their annual transition from one type of biodiesel fuel to another under the provisions of a bill passed by the House 120-0 on Tuesday.
Members of the Physician Assistant Advisory Council may no longer be restricted in their service.
The bill's sponsor says it would help address the shortage of mental health providers in the state.
HF2945, as amended, would delete a requirement that an intensive residential treatment services provider have a contract with a host county in order to operate.
'A very successful session?' Or, 'a debacle?' The reviews are mixed in the immediate aftermath of the 2018 session.
Introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton) and Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), HF2470/SF2259, aims to stop the cycle of opioid misuse and addiction through education.
The conference committee tasked with hammering out the differences that divide the House and Senate on a laundry list of major issues met for the first time Tuesday afternoon.
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