Legislative Update – April 24, 2015

Good morning. It will be another busy day for both the House and Senate as they continue to debate the omnibus finance bills on the floor. The House will take up the omnibus state government bill and the omnibus environment and natural resources bill. The House will  also meet tomorrow and will take up the omnibus K-12 education bill. The Senate will be debating the omnibus health and human services bill today. They are not scheduled to meet in session over the weekend.

The higher education bill is scheduled to be taken up on the House floor on Monday. Once the House passes the bill, conferees for both the House and Senate will be appointed to work through the differences between the bills. We will continue to keep you posted.

Today at the Capitol

10:00 a.m.
House in Session
HF846 (McNamara) Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Finance bill.
SF888 (Anderson, S.) Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

12:00 p.m.
Senate in Session
Agenda: SF 1458 (Lourey) Omnibus health and human services appropriations

1:00 p.m.
House Ways and Means
Room: 200 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Jim Knoblach
HF848 (Davids) Omnibus Tax bill.
HF1437 (Hamilton) Omnibus Agriculture Finance bill may be added to the agenda.

Looking Ahead

Saturday, April 25
11:00 a.m.

House in Session

Monday, April 27
9:00 a.m.

Senate Capital Investment
Room: 112 Capitol
Chair: Sen. LeRoy A. Stumpf
Overview of debt capacity
Kristin Hanson – Assistant Commissioner for debt management – Minnesota Management & Budget

Bill Introductions

Please see the spreadsheet for the higher education related bill introductions.

Thank you.

Melissa Fahning
Director of Legislative Communications
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
651-201-1757 (work) 612-483-3741 (cell)


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