Last week I went to an event that talked about how to become civically engaged. They did a concise reminder of how a bill becomes a law in Minnesota. It’s more detailed, less musical that, I’m just a Bill but as we all start looking more closely at broadband and other bills I thought it might be helpful:
Also I thought it would be helpful to remind folks of the details of the broadband bill that was introduced last week. The quickest description – both the House and Senate are looking for $35 million a year for the next two years (the biennium).
In the House the bill is HF7.
- Here are the authors: Ecklund; Layman; Sandstede; Sundin; Lueck; Baker; Davids; Lislegard; Sandell; Wazlawik; Noor; Cantrell; Hortman; Winkler; Lee; Schultz; Wolgamott; Huot; Lesch; Olson; Lillie; Persell; Fischer; Nelson; Gomez; Elkins; Brand; Lippert; Morrison; Carlson, A.; Mann; Kunesh-Podein; Long; Her
- It was referred to Ways and Means and then referred to Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division.
- Member of the Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division include: Rep. Gene Pelowski, Jr. (DFL) District: 28A, Rep. Ben Lien (DFL) District: 04A, Rep. Paul Anderson (R) District: 12B, Rep. Cal Bahr (R) District: 31B, Rep. Jeff Brand (DFL) District: 19A, Rep. Brian Daniels (R) District: 24B, Rep. Lisa Demuth (R) District: 13A, Rep. Bob Gunther (R) District: 23A, Rep. Sandy Layman (R) District: 05B, Rep. Dave Lislegard (DFL) District: 06B, Rep. Tim Mahoney (DFL) District: 67A, Rep. John Persell (DFL) District: 05A, Rep. Jeanne Poppe (DFL) District: 27B, Rep. Julie Sandstede (DFL) District: 06A, Rep. Duane Sauke (DFL) District: 25B and Rep. Lyndon Carlson, Sr. (DFL) District: 45A.
In the Senate the bill is SF9.
- Here are the authors: Koran; Simonson; Dahms; Westrom; Tomassoni .
- It was referred to Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance.
- Members of the Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance include: Torrey N. Westrom District 12, R, Mark Johnson District 01, R, Kari Dziedzic District 60, DFL, Rich Draheim District 20, R, Kent Eken District 04, DFL, Nick A. Frentz District 19, DFL, Michael P. Goggin District 21, R, Andrew R. Lang District 17, R, Dan Sparks District 27, DFL and Bill Weber District 22, R.
You can subscribe to updates from each committee if you want to track what’s happening. Just a little civics reminder for MLK Jr Weekend!