Remember February? The days were shorter, colder and lawmakers prioritized conforming Minnesota’s tax code with a December federal overhaul, patching MNLARS, groups were jockeying for capital investment money and, at the end of that month – 12 weeks ago – the administration announced the state had a projected extra $329 million in the bank.
Fast-forward to Sunday, the final day of the 90th legislative session, which ended at 11:48 p.m., shortly after the House approved a pensions-related bill. But most of the day, Republican legislators and the governor spent going back and forth at each other in the media.
Early Sunday morning, the House passed a massive omnibus supplemental spending package. Then, around 4 p.m. Sunday, the House, in the second attempt within a week, passed a tax conformity bill that included special education funding requested by Gov. Mark Dayton. With minutes remaining before the constitutional deadline, the House passed a $1.4 billion capital investment bill and sent it to the governor. Read more at Session Daily
New laws take effect Aug. 1 (7/30/2018 11:57:12 AM) Rosenthal won’t seek re-election (6/6/2018 9:55:35 AM) Dayton — reluctantly — signs bonding bill into law (5/30/2018 12:24:23 PM) House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin announces she won't seek re-election (5/30/2018 9:25:00 AM) Dayton vetoes supplemental budget and tax bills, says no special session (5/23/2018 2:28:00 PM) Task force would be ‘first step’ in addressing violence against Native American women (5/21/2018 3:09:00 PM) Departing House members say goodbye from the House Floor (5/21/2018 1:50:00 PM) Session adjourns with new funding, tax conformity hanging in the balance (5/21/2018 1:22:00 AM) House OKs technical changes to education loan forgiveness programs and labor agreements (5/21/2018 1:14:57 AM) Bonding bill going to governor exceeds $1.4 billion in total spending (5/21/2018 12:35:15 AM) With minutes left, House passes pension stabilization bill (5/21/2018 12:16:00 AM)
2019: Opening Day of 91st Session of the Minnesota Legislature
Tuesday, January 8 2019 12:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
Minnesota Statute 3.011:.
The legislature shall meet at the seat of government on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of each odd-numbered year.
When the first Monday in January falls on January 1, it shall meet on the first Wednesday after the first Monday.
Anticipated Opening Day events:.
• Members-elect take the oath of office.
• Election of speaker of the House.
• Election of chief clerk of the House.
• Election of other officers of the House.
• Adoption of Temporary Rules of the House.
The 2019 Legislature is scheduled to begin Jan. 8 at noon. It must end by May 20.
Members not seeking re-election
The Legislative Reference Library has a list of House members not seeking re-election in 2018.
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