We thought a chart or a scorecard was a simple way to follow the current situation at the state legislature. We believe, this session is not anything front-of-mind for many Minnesotans, and the issue of concern might be important to many, they are not a part of everyday conversation with most.
It is our impression, the sticking points are mainly in the policy areas, and there will be few the area of policy changes that are agreed to by both sides. Already, the opposition by Republicans to the Clean Car Initiative has died, due to a realization it will move forward unless there is legislative action to prevent it. The voting provisions, such as Photo Id and Provisional Balloting, which critics argue are intended to foster distrust of the voting system and perpetuate the “Big Lie” of the 2020 election being stolen, have gone by-the-by and now security for mailed balloting will be increased and 24-hour surveillance imposed. The Education Savings Accounts advanced by Sen. Roger Chamberlain (R-38, Lino Lakes), which opponents see as a veiled school voucher plan, was dead on arrival and many of the items on the DFL Agenda will need to wait for another day.
Here are where things stand to date. We intend to update this information as new factors become known.
|Title||Final Passage||Status or Passage Date||House Vote Total||House Journal||Urgency Declared||Status or Passage Date||Senate Vote Total||Senate Journal||Urgency Declared|
|Omnibus Agriculture Bill||HF0008||6/19/2021||120-20||pg 123||No||7/22/2021||63-3||pg 275||Yes|
|Commerce & Energy||HF006||6/21/2021||70-60||pg 236||No||6/22/2021||60-5||pg 480||Yes|
|Omnibus Environment, Natural Resources, and Tourism Bill||SF0020||Calendared for 06/25/2021||49-16||pg 484||Yes|
|Higher Education||HF0007||6/19/2021||71-57||pg 128||No||6/21/2021||66-0||pg 153||Yes|
|Omnibus Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy Bill||SF0009||Calendared for 06/25/2021||6/22/2021||45-21||pg 273||No|
|Judiciary & Public Safety||Pending||Pending|
|Legacy Finance||HF0013||6/19/2021||89-39||pg 122||No||6/21/2021||66-0||pg 152||Yes|
|State Government, Elections & Veterans||Pending||Pending|
|Omnibus Transportation Bill||HF0010||6/23/2021||112-21||Pending||No||Pending|