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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
July 20, 2020 MN HR 1 Classifies Racism as a Public Health Crisis Bill Passed - House (82 - 40)
July 20, 2020 MN HF 1 Establishes and Amends Various Provisions Relating to Public Safety and Law Enforcement Bill Passed - House (102 - 29)
March 7, 2019 MN HF 13 Authorizes a 2020 Ballot Measure to Include an Equal Rights Amendment to the State's Constitution Bill Passed - House (72 - 55)
March 30, 2017 MN HF 3 Requires REAL ID Compliance Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 54)
March 30, 2017 MN HF 3 Requires REAL ID Compliance Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 7)
March 8, 2017 MN HF 3 Requires REAL ID Compliance Bill Failed - Senate (29 - 38)
Feb. 23, 2017 MN HF 3 Requires REAL ID Compliance Bill Passed - House (72 - 58)
April 5, 2012 MN HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 29)
April 3, 2012 MN HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - House (72 - 57)
March 20, 2012 MN HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House (72 - 62)
May 18, 2009 MN HF 108 Primary Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - House (73 - 60)
May 18, 2009 MN HF 108 Primary Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 19)
May 13, 2008 MN HF 3807 Real ID Prohibition Concurrence Vote Passed - House (103 - 30)
May 13, 2008 MN HF 3807 Real ID Prohibition Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 16)
April 21, 2008 MN HF 1351 Transportation Policy Reform Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 11)
April 14, 2008 MN HF 1351 Transportation Policy Reform Conference Report Adopted - House (88 - 44)
April 7, 2008 MN Emmer Amnd. Voter Identification Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (59 - 70)
May 11, 2007 MN SF 238 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 48)
May 11, 2007 MN SF 238 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 21)
April 26, 2007 MN SF 238 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (85 - 45)
March 27, 2007 MN SF 238 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 24)
April 20, 2006 MN SF 1070 Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 20)
Date No. Title Outcome
7/20 HR 1 Classifies Racism as a Public Health Crisis Bill Passed - House (82 - 40)
7/20 HF 1 Establishes and Amends Various Provisions Relating to Public Safety and Law Enforcement Bill Passed - House (102 - 29)
3/07 HF 13 Authorizes a 2020 Ballot Measure to Include an Equal Rights Amendment to the State's Constitution Bill Passed - House (72 - 55)
3/30 HF 3 Requires REAL ID Compliance Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 54)
3/30 HF 3 Requires REAL ID Compliance Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 7)
3/08 HF 3 Requires REAL ID Compliance Bill Failed - Senate (29 - 38)
2/23 HF 3 Requires REAL ID Compliance Bill Passed - House (72 - 58)
4/05 HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 29)
4/03 HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - House (72 - 57)
3/20 HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House (72 - 62)
5/18 HF 108 Primary Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - House (73 - 60)
5/18 HF 108 Primary Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 19)
5/13 HF 3807 Real ID Prohibition Concurrence Vote Passed - House (103 - 30)
5/13 HF 3807 Real ID Prohibition Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 16)
4/21 HF 1351 Transportation Policy Reform Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 11)
4/14 HF 1351 Transportation Policy Reform Conference Report Adopted - House (88 - 44)
4/07 Emmer Amnd. Voter Identification Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (59 - 70)
5/11 SF 238 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 48)
5/11 SF 238 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 21)
4/26 SF 238 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (85 - 45)
3/27 SF 238 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 24)
4/20 SF 1070 Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 20)

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