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In the Hopper

Sen. Warren Limmer
Jan 20, 2021

In the Hopper: Marriage licenses; Jensen settlement; no go, governor

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

Minnesota Legislature
Jan 14, 2021

In the Hopper: Early bills offer clues to 2021’s direction

With the first volley of 2021 legislative bills now introduced at the Minnesota Capitol, we’re getting some sense of the legislative session’s early priorities.

May 8, 2020

In the Hopper: Privacy mini-omnibus legislation advances

If it gets signed into law, its author says, a bill passed unanimously by the Senate on Monday would be the state’s first major data-privacy legislation in about six years.

Apr 24, 2020

In the Hopper: Public Safety request; hemp hurdle in the House

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

Apr 17, 2020

In the Hopper: Workers’ comp; remote marriage; supplemental budget

First responders infected with COVID-19 need not prove that their illness resulted from the job, now that a bill naming the conditional as presumptively work-related has passed into law.

Apr 2, 2020

In the Hopper: What’s in the $331 million COVID-19 aid bill

With only four dissenters in the entire Capitol, lawmakers last week passed a $331 million COVID-19 relief package that, from the perspective of lawyers, may be as notable for what is missing as for what is present.

Mar 26, 2020

In the Hopper: Emergency powers for DHS commissioner

A Senate bill that gives extraordinary powers to the Department of Human Services commissioner during the COVID-19 crisis moved through one committee last week.

Mar 20, 2020

In the Hopper: Post-conviction relief; voter ID; reverse mortgages

House and Senate caucus leaders announced that they effectively are shutting down the Legislature for almost a month.

Mar 13, 2020

In the Hopper: Deadly encounters; civil commitments; temptress law

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

Feb 28, 2020

In the Hopper: High-tech policing; minor trusts; Data Practices revival

Our review of issues in state and national news, with a rotating cast of political people in the know.

Feb 21, 2020

In the Hopper: Child brides; insulin suit; guidelines recommendations

If a bill becomes law, Minnesota parents and judges would no longer be able to sign off on kids getting married.

Feb 14, 2020

In the Hopper: Published v. unpublished; matter of trust; renter’s rights

Minnesota State Bar Association has chosen just three bills as priorities for the year. Of those, it really hopes to pass only two.

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