June 11, 2020 •
Gov. Walz Calls Special Session of Minnesota Legislature
Gov. Tim Walz called a special session which will begin June 12.
The primary purpose of the session will be to extend the COVID-19 peacetime emergency by 30 days, making sure the state can quickly respond to the pandemic.
The House and Senate adjourned sine die on May 18, marking the end of the 2020 legislative session.
However, unfinished business and recent protests have added to the agenda.
Walz is obligated by law to call a special session for the Legislature to approve the emergency declaration.
Although, the length of the session will be determined by the Legislature.
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