So, ... about that deal.
At the stroke of midnight tonight Minnesota's 2019 regular session officially came to an end, but with many unresolved issues hanging in the balance. So now, t
hey will have to keep working, with hopes of having a special session, this week or next.
On Sunday night legislative leaders announced a
on targets. Part of that agreement included an understanding that conference committees would finish their work by 5pm tonight and any unresolved issues would be sent to the leaders to determine. That deadline came and went with only 1 omnibus finished and passed by both bodies; Higher Ed. The Ag bill was passed by the Senate but not the House and so, will need to be passed during special session. ALL the remaining Omnibus bills still have unresolved issues. I would love to be able to tell you
those issues are - except there have been virtually no public meetings today, so I have no idea.
In addition to the 5pm Monday deadline, leaders also said there would be a one day special session on Thursday. Given the current state of things, many Capitol regulars (myself included), are thinking this will be a tough deadline to meet.
Conference Committees - Schedule
For updates call 651-296-0504
You can find all Side by Side language comparison
on the Mn revisors website.
Omnibus agriculture, rural development and housing
SF 2226/HF 2200
Westrom, Weber, Goggin, Draheim, Dziedzic
Poppe, Hausman, Pelowski, Vang, Gunther
1100 Minnesota Senate Building
Omnibus E-12 education bill
SF 7/HF 2400
Senate Conferees: tbd
Davnie, Youakim, Pinto, Sandstede, Urdahl
Omnibus environment and natural resources
SF 2314/HF 2209
Ingebrigtsen, Ruud, Eichorn, Johnson, Tomassoni
Hansen, Persell, Fischer, Becker-Finn, Nelson, N.
Omnibus health and human services
Benson, Abeler, Utke, Jensen, Marty
Liebling, Moran, Schultz, Halverson, Hamilton
1200 Minnesota Senate Building
Omnibus higher education FINISHED
Anderson, P., Draheim, Jensen, Relph, Clausen
Bernardy, Pryor, Lien, Klevorn, Nornes
Omnibus jobs, energy and commerce bill
SF 2611/HF 2208
Pratt, Dahms, Osmek, Housley, Simonson
Mahoney, Wagenius, Stephenson, Long, Hassan
Omnibus judiciary and public safety bill
SF 802/HF 2792
Limmer, Anderson, B., Johnson, Lang, Latz
Mariani, Lesch, Moller, Pinto, Zerwas
120 State Office Building
Omnibus state government bill
SF 2227/HF 1935
Nelson, M., Freiberg, Ecklund, Kiel, Dehn
Omnibus tax bill
SF 5/HF 2125
Chamberlain, Senjem, Dahms, Howe, Rest
Marquart, Loeffler, Lislegard, Gomez, Davids
Omnibus transportation bill
SF 1093/HF 1555
Senate Conferees: tbd
Hornstein, Koegel, Tabke, Richardson, Torkelson
200 State Office Building
Well, they could:
A) Continue negotiations in an orderly manner, come to agreements and then have a short special session to pass it all.
- OR -
B) This could devolve into a giant political mess that lasts through June and potentially leads to a state government shutdown.
Happy Summer. Cheers!
President, O'Rourke Strategic Consulting