Day three of the 2017 special session saw lawmakers pass final omnibus bills to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, with weary House members wrapping up their work at 2:42 a.m. Friday following a week of long days — and nights — at the State Capitol.
Legislators finished a tax bill that includes extended bar close times for next year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis, an omnibus education bill that includes $483 million in new money, and a transportation bill with $300 million in new General Fund dollars.
A bill to fund state government is also on its way to the governor, as is a health and human services bill that spends more than $15 billion.
Weary lawmakers pass final budget bills, wrap 2017 special session (5/26/2017 4:10:00 AM) Lawmakers pass bonding bill to close out special session (5/26/2017 3:34:00 AM) Lawmakers send governor bill to fund state government (5/26/2017 2:45:00 AM) Despite veto threats, House passes mixed-bag uniform labor bill (5/25/2017 5:33:35 PM) House repasses tax bill amended with extended Super Bowl bar hours (5/25/2017 4:30:30 PM) With self-imposed deadline gone, Legislature still piecing together budget (5/24/2017 7:45:00 PM) House again OKs transportation plan heavy on borrowing, General Funds shifts (5/24/2017 7:36:00 PM) A hostile start to special session sees two omnibus bills passed before 7 a.m. deadline (5/24/2017 7:02:00 AM) Compromise education bill passed by House in special session (5/24/2017 6:52:00 AM) ‘Bipartisan,’ trimmed down special session tax bill gets House approval (5/24/2017 6:39:00 AM) Legislative leaders expect special session to last through the night (5/23/2017 10:42:00 PM)
The Minnesota Legislature's 2017 First Special Session adjourned on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:24 a.m.
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2018 Regular Session
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The Minnesota Legislature's 2018 Regular Session is scheduled to convene on Tue., February 20, 2018 at 12 p.m.
By state constitution, the last day the Legislature may meet in 2017 is May 22.
For constitutional provisions concerning the length of session and special sessions, see Minnesota Constitution, Article IV
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