Public Policy Update: Launching the 2023 Minnesota Legislative Session
The 93rd Minnesota Legislature is officially underway. There has been a flurry of action in the opening weeks, and based on how fast things are moving this update is likely at least partially dated by the time you read it. As always, you are invited to reach out to me for more information.
As of the writing of this post, the legislature is halfway through the third week of session. So far, the DFL trifecta and the estimated $17.6 billion budget surplus are resulting in a whirlwind of legislative action. The past few days have seen fast-paced movement on high-profile bills that include abortion protections, child care, marijuana legalization, driver’s licenses for all, and free school meals. Bills will continue to be introduced until the First Committee Deadline, which will occur on Friday, March 10. We currently have several bills at the Office of the Revisor of Statutes awaiting jacketing, these bills will be introduced into the legislature in the weeks to come. Additionally, Wilder is working through coalition, network, and agency partners to introduce and support several other bills that will be introduced in the first few weeks of February.