Capitol Press Corps and Interested Parties

For your planning purposes – here are some notable legislative activities this week. Floor sessions and committees listed are meeting at regular times unless noted. I appreciate you understanding in advance that I may send out an update as everything is subject to change – especially for the latter part of the week.

Monday, March 16th

House Floor Session – click here for the Calendar for the Day

Transportation Policy and Finance Committee – HF 1251 authored by Rep. Frank Hornstein (DFL- Minneapolis)

This is Governor Dayton’s railroad assessment bill and will be heard during the evening hearing.

Health and Human Services Reform Committee – HF 1664 authored by Rep. Matt Dean (R-Dellwood)

This is legislation related to the federal health exchange.

Tuesday, March 17th

Civil Law and Data Practices Committee – HF 742 authored by Rep. Marion O’Neill (R-Maple Lake)

This bill provides more tools to address sexual assault on college campuses.

Click here to read press release from bill introduction

Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee – HF 5 authored by Rep. Tara Mack (R-Apple Valley)

This bill allows consumers to choose the best health care coverage for themselves and brings accountability to MNsure.

Taxes Committee receives a presentation by the Department of Revenue on the 2015 Tax Incidence study.

House Floor Session at 12:15 pm

Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy Committee – HF 1111 and HF 1438 authored by Rep. Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake)

Both of these bills deal with the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System Project.

Wednesday, March 18th

Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee – HF 1281 authored by Speaker Kurt Daudt (R-Crown), coauthored by House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin (R-Rogers)

This bill establishes a Legislative Budget Office and is being carried by Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk as well.

House Floor Session at 12:15 pm

Thursday, March 19th

House Floor Session – click here for the Calendar for the Day

Friday, March 20th

Midnight marks the legislature’s first committee deadline. Please find the memo regarding deadlines for the 2015 legislative session attached to this email as a refresher.

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