Rep. Rick Hansen of South St. Paul, occasionally sends out updates to constituents and members, this one gives a flavor of what our weekend has been like. I thought you might find it interesting to read, especially since I haven’t blogged much the past month. We are currently sitting at our desks waiting for reconvening of the special session, which started at 12:01am last night:
It is 2:25 PM. I stopped by the West St. Paul days Kiwanis pancake breakfast and silent auction a little this afternoon. Good pancakes and great silent auction. Evan had fun with the kids games. The West St. Paul Kiwanis will be having a free barbeque:
Tuesday, June 15th @ Marthaler Park in West St. Paul
11:00 to 2:00
For more information and RSVP call Steve Stremski at 651.457.6348
3:09 PM we have convened. Retiring Rep. Demmer announced that he brought cookies. The House applauds.
SF 2471 an elections bill relating to independent expenditures. Passes 127 – 0.
Report adopted after some debate.
5:07 PM I vote for the bill. Passes 77 – 53.
Rep. Hortman moves a recess until 7 PM.
About 8:30 PM we began retirement speeches while in recess. The surprise was Rep. Larry Haws of St. Cloud.
Here is an editorial today from the Star Tribune
10:46 PM We reconvene and take up SF 2908. Norton moves the Healthy kids bill (RA10-590) as an amendment. Thissen moves to delete everything in the original bill after what was just amended in (section 1) Passed 121 – 7.
HF 3329 Greiling moves House concur with Senate amendments. Metro deaf school. Concur. Passage. 130 – 0.
HF 3492 Hausman moves a bonding technical amendment bill. Small amendment approved. Passage 105 – 26.
HF 3162 Dill has a resolution. Rep. Emmer decides to debate a resolution at 11:06 PM. Resolution passes 104 – 1.
Conf Committee report HF 2227 creating a Commission on Service Innovation and Minnovation Council and a Task Force on Policy Innovation. I voted no on the first version and will again. Passes 84 – 46.
Thissen moved to reconsider SF 2908. We did and Koenen moves RA10-603. Amendment approved. Third reading. Passage 102 – 29.
SF 2471 by Rep. Winkler on elections conference committee. Passage 131 – 0.
11:55 PM Adjourn Sine Die
The Governor will call us back into Special Session at 12:01 AM.