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Minnesota State Capitol
May 6, 2021

In the Hopper: Catching up with floor action at Legislature

There has been a flurry of floor activity in the House and Senate over the last few weeks, so it seems a good time to catch up on some bills that might interest lawyers.

Rep. Mike Nelson
Apr 28, 2021

In the Hopper: State Government omnibus bill edition

Two state government committees each passed omnibus finance bills that have lawyerly provisions.

From left: Dave Senjem, Erin Koegel, Liz Olson, Andrew Carlson
Mar 31, 2021

In the Hopper: Recent floor action in House and Senate

After a slow start to House floor activity early in the 2021 legislative session, action picked up last week. Meanwhile, the Senate kept chugging along. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the more pertinent bills that passed off each floor in recent days.

Rep. Jim Nash
Mar 25, 2021

In the Hopper: Reporting abuse; price-gouging; equity; foster care

In the Hopper is a summary of Minnesota legislation of interest to the legal community.

Latasha Bacon
Mar 17, 2021

In the Hopper: Black families; data practices; no-knock warrants

In the Hopper is a summary of Minnesota legislation of interest to the legal community.

Sen. Warren Limmer
Mar 11, 2021

In the Hopper: Prison terms; child porn, pre-sentence reports

With the first bill deadline approaching on Friday, there is a mad scramble for the legislative chambers to pass bills.

Sen. Mark Koran
Mar 4, 2021

In the Hopper: Bill would regulate charitable bail organizations

A bill to regulate charitable bail organizations passed out of Senate Judiciary to the floor on March 1. But the way it got there starched a few Democrats’ collars.

Sen. Justin Eichorn
Feb 25, 2021

In the Hopper: Marijuana, cops, unborn children, etc.

This time out, we’re covering bills dealing with marijuana, a minimum penalty for first-degree murder of an unborn child and the Senate version of a bill we covered last week, which aims to make sure parents are represented by lawyers in child-protection cases.

Athena Hollins Karla Bigham Zach Duckworth Sandra Masin Mark Johnson Liz Olson Sandy Pappas Jamie Becker-Finn Andrew Matthews Cedrick Frazier Ron Latz Bill Ingebrigtsen
Feb 17, 2021

In the Hopper: Catching up on bills affecting legal community

This week we’re catching up on some of the 2021 legislation could might alter the way lawyers do business — but that we’ve let slip through the cracks.

Sen. Melisa Lopez Franzen
Feb 10, 2021

In the Hopper: Going to pot; tolled deadlines; minority support

House Democrats are taking another run at marijuana legalization. This time, they think they have momentum on their side.

Sen. Julie Rosen
Feb 3, 2021

In the Hopper: Election law; civil disaster, marriage licenses

The House and Senate have wildly divergent approaches to election reform, as two major bills recently heard in committee amply demonstrate.

Ryan Winkler
Jan 27, 2021

In the Hopper: Race equity; be it resolved; veterans justice

In the 2021 legislative session’s early going, George Floyd’s presence is being powerfully felt—at least in one chamber.

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