Conference committees are unpredictable, can start or stop with very little notice, and their work is sometimes hard to follow. But after the last two weeks of long floor debates and late nights, the coming days of committee meetings could be a welcome reprieve for many at the Capitol.
And they are already popping up on the schedule, although not for this weekend, fortunately.
Conference committees on the omnibus environment, public safety and agriculture finance bills are planned for Monday, with more likely to be added. Check the House schedule page for the latest information.
The House and Senate also plan to gather at 6 p.m. Monday to vote on appointments to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents. Click here to learn where to view those proceedings.
Have a good weekend and here’s a look back at what happened over the past week.
BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
House passes $64.2 million omnibus commerce finance bill
House passes bill to legalize recreational cannabis, sends it to Senate
House passes omnibus judiciary policy bill
House passes oil refinery safety bill, sends it to governor
House sends warehouse worker safety bill to Senate on party-line vote
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Just $2 million apart, Legacy conference committee opens discussion
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
House lawmakers OK $7.1 billion omnibus health bill that seeks to purge restrictive abortion statutes
Bipartisan — and largely technical — human services policy bill clears House
Conference committee likely after House OKs $14 billion human services bill
Judiciary, public safety omnibus bill that includes gun-control measures passes House after extended debate
House tables ‘transformational’ omnibus judiciary and public safety bill that includes gun-control measures
House approves omnibus tax bill with $3 billion in cuts, tax increases for top earners