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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
May 12, 2020 MN HF 4602 Reduces the Number of Job Retainments for Verso in Duluth, Minnesota from 200 to 150 Bill Passed - House (114 - 18)
April 20, 2017 MN HF 600 Prohibits Local Laws Regarding Minimum Wage or Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 31)
Feb. 14, 2013 MN HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 22)
May 3, 2012 MN HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 25)
May 1, 2012 MN HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - House (73 - 57)
March 21, 2012 MN HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (72 - 62)
April 6, 2011 MN SF 1047 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - House (72 - 61)
May 17, 2010 MN HF 1 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 14)
May 17, 2010 MN HF 1 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House (97 - 32)
May 10, 2010 MN HF 2037 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 63)
May 10, 2010 MN HF 2037 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 33)
May 5, 2010 MN HF 2614 Health and Human Services Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 19)
May 4, 2010 MN HF 2614 Health and Human Services Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (79 - 54)
March 29, 2010 MN HF 1671 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 23)
March 29, 2010 MN HF 1671 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (76 - 55)
March 11, 2010 MN HF 2700 Omnibus Bonding and Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 44)
March 11, 2010 MN HF 2700 Omnibus Bonding and Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (49 - 17)
March 1, 2010 MN SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Veto Override Failed - House (86 - 47)
Feb. 25, 2010 MN SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Veto Override Passed - Senate (45 - 21)
Feb. 11, 2010 MN SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 20)
Feb. 9, 2010 MN SF 2360 Construction Projects Authorizations and Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 14)
May 18, 2009 MN HF 2323 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 47)
May 17, 2009 MN HF 1362 Health Budget Veto Override Failed - House (87 - 47)
May 17, 2009 MN HF 885 Tax Law Amendments Veto Override Failed - House (85 - 49)
May 11, 2009 MN HF 1362 Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 18)
May 11, 2009 MN HF 1362 Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 51)
May 8, 2009 MN HF 885 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 20)
May 8, 2009 MN HF 885 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 45)
May 8, 2009 MN HF 1231 2010-2011 Cultural and Outdoor Resources Budget Bill Passed - House (78 - 51)
May 5, 2009 MN SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (74 - 57)
May 4, 2009 MN SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (38 - 28)
April 27, 2009 MN Ban on State Funds for Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate (26 - 39)
April 27, 2009 MN H Amendment Prohibits State Funding for Abortions Amendment Rejected - House (66 - 66)
April 23, 2009 MN SF 2082 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House (69 - 62)
April 20, 2009 MN Permitting Slot Machines at Race Tracks Amendment Rejected - Senate (25 - 41)
April 20, 2009 MN SF 802 2009-2011 Biennium Public Safety and Corrections Budget Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 31)
April 17, 2009 MN SF 2083 2009-2011 Biennium Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 23)
April 7, 2009 MN SF 1328 2009-2011 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 29)
March 26, 2009 MN HF 1797 Federal Stimulus Transportation Funding Bill Passed - House (113 - 19)
May 15, 2008 MN HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 22)
May 13, 2008 MN HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 36)
May 13, 2008 MN HF 6 2008 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 35)
May 13, 2008 MN HF 6 2008 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (55 - 10)
May 12, 2008 MN HF 3391 Health Care Reform Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 13)
May 12, 2008 MN HF 3391 Health Care Reform Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 50)
May 5, 2008 MN Severson Amendment: Income Tax Refund Amendment Adopted - House (75 - 54)
May 5, 2008 MN Howes Amendment: Gas Tax Holiday Amendment Rejected - House (28 - 102)
May 5, 2008 MN HF 3149 Homeowner and Property Tax Bill Bill Passed - House (80 - 52)
April 30, 2008 MN HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 21)
April 10, 2008 MN HF 3569 Workers' Lung Health Study Bill Passed - House (88 - 45)
April 2, 2008 MN Hann Amnd. Prohibiting Funding for Cities that Prevent Immigration Status Checks Amendment Rejected - Senate (24 - 33)
April 2, 2008 MN Marty Amnd. Removing Funding for Stadium Study Amendment Adopted - Senate (41 - 22)
April 1, 2008 MN Buesgens Amnd. Amendment Prohibiting Grants for Groups Involved in Political Activity Amendment Rejected - House (60 - 69)
April 1, 2008 MN Seifert Amendment: Prohibiting Grants for Groups Associated with Abortion Providers Amendment Rejected - House (64 - 66)
March 6, 2008 MN HF 380 Capital Improvements Budget Bill Passed - Senate (57 - 9)
March 6, 2008 MN HF 380 Capital Improvements Budget Bill Passed - House (99 - 34)
March 3, 2008 MN Seifert Amendment: Restriction of State Aid Based on Compliance with Immigration Laws Amendment Rejected - House (66 - 67)
March 3, 2008 MN HF 3201 Omnibus Tax Bill Bill Passed - House (81 - 51)
Feb. 25, 2008 MN HF 2800 2009-2010 Transportation Budget Veto Override Passed - Senate (47 - 20)
Feb. 25, 2008 MN HF 2800 2009-2010 Transportation Budget Veto Override Passed - House (91 - 41)
Feb. 21, 2008 MN HF 2800 2009-2010 Transportation Budget Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 20)
Feb. 21, 2008 MN HF 2800 2009-2010 Transportation Budget Bill Passed - House (89 - 44)
Feb. 14, 2008 MN HF 2285 Funding for Natural Resources and Cultural Heritage Conference Report Adopted - Senate (46 - 17)
Feb. 14, 2008 MN HF 2285 Funding for Natural Resources and Cultural Heritage Conference Report Adopted - House (85 - 46)
May 21, 2007 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Veto Override Failed - House (83 - 50)
May 14, 2007 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 17)
May 14, 2007 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (90 - 43)
May 8, 2007 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 46)
May 8, 2007 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 21)
May 7, 2007 MN SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 19)
May 7, 2007 MN SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 44)
May 4, 2007 MN SF 1997 2008-2009 State Government Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 57)
May 4, 2007 MN SF 1997 2008-2009 State Government Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (42 - 23)
April 27, 2007 MN SF 100 Public Funding for Stem Cell Research Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 26)
April 20, 2007 MN H Amendment Prohibiting Public Funding for Abortions Amendment Rejected - House (64 - 68)
April 20, 2007 MN SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (86 - 45)
April 19, 2007 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House (95 - 37)
April 19, 2007 MN SF 1997 2008-2009 State Government Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 64)
March 31, 2007 MN SF 1611 Income Tax Increase and Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 29)
March 29, 2007 MN SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 23)
March 27, 2007 MN HF 886 Capital Improvement Budget Bill Passed - House (84 - 45)
March 26, 2007 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 24)
March 24, 2007 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Bill Passed - House (83 - 46)
March 24, 2007 MN SF 1997 2008-2009 State Government Budget Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 20)
March 23, 2007 MN SF 1986 Transportation Taxes and Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 24)
March 22, 2007 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 2)
May 20, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 37)
May 20, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 24)
May 20, 2006 MN HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 61)
May 20, 2006 MN HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 32)
May 15, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - House (101 - 31)
May 9, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
May 9, 2006 MN HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
May 2, 2006 MN HF 4142 Property Tax - Rebate Checks Bill Passed - House (86 - 47)
April 26, 2006 MN H 2480A99 Referendum for Hennepin County Sales Tax Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (64 - 66)
April 26, 2006 MN HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Bill Passed - House (76 - 55)
April 25, 2006 MN SF 2734 Sales Tax Dedicated to the Environment and the Arts Constitutional Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (78 - 55)
April 20, 2006 MN SF 3131 Omnibus Tax Bill Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 30)
April 3, 2006 MN SF 2734 Sales Tax Dedicated to the Environment and the Arts Constitutional Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (42 - 22)
March 23, 2006 MN SF 3475 Omnibus Buildings Bonding Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 9)
Date No. Title Outcome
5/12 HF 4602 Reduces the Number of Job Retainments for Verso in Duluth, Minnesota from 200 to 150 Bill Passed - House (114 - 18)
4/20 HF 600 Prohibits Local Laws Regarding Minimum Wage or Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 31)
2/14 HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 22)
5/03 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 25)
5/01 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - House (73 - 57)
3/21 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (72 - 62)
4/06 SF 1047 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - House (72 - 61)
5/17 HF 1 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 14)
5/17 HF 1 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House (97 - 32)
5/10 HF 2037 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 63)
5/10 HF 2037 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 33)
5/05 HF 2614 Health and Human Services Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 19)
5/04 HF 2614 Health and Human Services Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (79 - 54)
3/29 HF 1671 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 23)
3/29 HF 1671 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (76 - 55)
3/11 HF 2700 Omnibus Bonding and Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 44)
3/11 HF 2700 Omnibus Bonding and Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (49 - 17)
3/01 SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Veto Override Failed - House (86 - 47)
2/25 SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Veto Override Passed - Senate (45 - 21)
2/11 SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 20)
2/09 SF 2360 Construction Projects Authorizations and Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 14)
5/18 HF 2323 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 47)
5/17 HF 1362 Health Budget Veto Override Failed - House (87 - 47)
5/17 HF 885 Tax Law Amendments Veto Override Failed - House (85 - 49)
5/11 HF 1362 Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 18)
5/11 HF 1362 Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 51)
5/08 HF 885 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 20)
5/08 HF 885 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 45)
5/08 HF 1231 2010-2011 Cultural and Outdoor Resources Budget Bill Passed - House (78 - 51)
5/05 SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (74 - 57)
5/04 SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (38 - 28)
4/27 Ban on State Funds for Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate (26 - 39)
4/27 H Amendment Prohibits State Funding for Abortions Amendment Rejected - House (66 - 66)
4/23 SF 2082 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House (69 - 62)
4/20 Permitting Slot Machines at Race Tracks Amendment Rejected - Senate (25 - 41)
4/20 SF 802 2009-2011 Biennium Public Safety and Corrections Budget Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 31)
4/17 SF 2083 2009-2011 Biennium Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 23)
4/07 SF 1328 2009-2011 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 29)
3/26 HF 1797 Federal Stimulus Transportation Funding Bill Passed - House (113 - 19)
5/15 HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 22)
5/13 HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 36)
5/13 HF 6 2008 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 35)
5/13 HF 6 2008 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (55 - 10)
5/12 HF 3391 Health Care Reform Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 13)
5/12 HF 3391 Health Care Reform Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 50)
5/05 Severson Amendment: Income Tax Refund Amendment Adopted - House (75 - 54)
5/05 Howes Amendment: Gas Tax Holiday Amendment Rejected - House (28 - 102)
5/05 HF 3149 Homeowner and Property Tax Bill Bill Passed - House (80 - 52)
4/30 HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 21)
4/10 HF 3569 Workers' Lung Health Study Bill Passed - House (88 - 45)
4/02 Hann Amnd. Prohibiting Funding for Cities that Prevent Immigration Status Checks Amendment Rejected - Senate (24 - 33)
4/02 Marty Amnd. Removing Funding for Stadium Study Amendment Adopted - Senate (41 - 22)
4/01 Buesgens Amnd. Amendment Prohibiting Grants for Groups Involved in Political Activity Amendment Rejected - House (60 - 69)
4/01 Seifert Amendment: Prohibiting Grants for Groups Associated with Abortion Providers Amendment Rejected - House (64 - 66)
3/06 HF 380 Capital Improvements Budget Bill Passed - Senate (57 - 9)
3/06 HF 380 Capital Improvements Budget Bill Passed - House (99 - 34)
3/03 Seifert Amendment: Restriction of State Aid Based on Compliance with Immigration Laws Amendment Rejected - House (66 - 67)
3/03 HF 3201 Omnibus Tax Bill Bill Passed - House (81 - 51)
2/25 HF 2800 2009-2010 Transportation Budget Veto Override Passed - Senate (47 - 20)
2/25 HF 2800 2009-2010 Transportation Budget Veto Override Passed - House (91 - 41)
2/21 HF 2800 2009-2010 Transportation Budget Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 20)
2/21 HF 2800 2009-2010 Transportation Budget Bill Passed - House (89 - 44)
2/14 HF 2285 Funding for Natural Resources and Cultural Heritage Conference Report Adopted - Senate (46 - 17)
2/14 HF 2285 Funding for Natural Resources and Cultural Heritage Conference Report Adopted - House (85 - 46)
5/21 HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Veto Override Failed - House (83 - 50)
5/14 HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 17)
5/14 HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (90 - 43)
5/08 SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 46)
5/08 SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 21)
5/07 SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 19)
5/07 SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 44)
5/04 SF 1997 2008-2009 State Government Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 57)
5/04 SF 1997 2008-2009 State Government Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (42 - 23)
4/27 SF 100 Public Funding for Stem Cell Research Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 26)
4/20 H Amendment Prohibiting Public Funding for Abortions Amendment Rejected - House (64 - 68)
4/20 SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (86 - 45)
4/19 SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House (95 - 37)
4/19 SF 1997 2008-2009 State Government Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 64)
3/31 SF 1611 Income Tax Increase and Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 29)
3/29 SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 23)
3/27 HF 886 Capital Improvement Budget Bill Passed - House (84 - 45)
3/26 HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 24)
3/24 HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Bill Passed - House (83 - 46)
3/24 SF 1997 2008-2009 State Government Budget Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 20)
3/23 SF 1986 Transportation Taxes and Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 24)
3/22 SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 2)
5/20 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 37)
5/20 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 24)
5/20 HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 61)
5/20 HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 32)
5/15 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - House (101 - 31)
5/09 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
5/09 HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
5/02 HF 4142 Property Tax - Rebate Checks Bill Passed - House (86 - 47)
4/26 H 2480A99 Referendum for Hennepin County Sales Tax Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (64 - 66)
4/26 HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Bill Passed - House (76 - 55)
4/25 SF 2734 Sales Tax Dedicated to the Environment and the Arts Constitutional Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (78 - 55)
4/20 SF 3131 Omnibus Tax Bill Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 30)
4/03 SF 2734 Sales Tax Dedicated to the Environment and the Arts Constitutional Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (42 - 22)
3/23 SF 3475 Omnibus Buildings Bonding Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 9)

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