What is the fate of these signature
Democrat and Republican bills
in a Republican-controlled legislature?*

Democrat:

SF10:   Requires electors to vote for the popular vote winner of a presidential election. No hearing and no bill with similar language got a hearing. No House hearing.
HF65:   Imposes a surtax on corporations with a high ratio of executive to worker pay. No hearing and no bill with similar language got a hearing. No Senate hearing.
SF101: Amends the Minnesota Constitution to guarantee gender equality. No hearing and no bill with similar language got a hearing. No House hearing.
SF134: Requires special prosecutors for certain police use of force cases and prohibits use of grand juries. No hearing and no bill with similar language got a hearing. No House hearing.
HF245: Automatically registers driver’s license applicants to vote. No hearing and no bill with similar language got a hearing. No Senate hearing.
HF277: Amends the Minnesota Constitution to declare healthcare a fundamental right. No hearing and no bill with similar language got a hearing. No Senate hearing.
HF275: Creates a commission to develop a strategic plan to address impact of climate change on health and well-being of Minnesotans. No hearing and no bill with similar language got a hearing. No Senate hearing.

Republican:

SF19:   Reduces the state tax on Social Security income. Included in Republican tax bill.
HF26
:   Requires local law enforcement to comply with federal immigration detainers. 
No House hearing. No Senate companion.
HF238: Allows the use of lethal force in defense of one’s home, repeals the duty to retreat. Heard in committee. Laid over for inclusion in omnibus bill.
HF55:   Increases the penalty for obstructing traffic. Similar HF390 awaiting floor vote. Senate companion moving. 
SF65:   Requires zero-based budgeting: state agencies must justify all expenses each budget period. Passed one committee, pending in Finance Committee.
HF188: Establishes the right to carry a firearm without a permit.Heard in committee. Laid over for inclusion in omnibus bill.
SF150: Prohibits the Met Council from spending money on light rail without explicit legislative approval. Passed two committee, pending in Finance Committee.


Barack Obama, September, 2014: “Elections matter…”


*Attempts will be made to amend bills onto other bills on the House and Senate floors. 
Bills introduced this year, the first year of a biennium, live on into next year.


 

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