Minnesota Legislature’s Seventh Special Session Begins December 14 - State and Federal Communications

December 11, 2020  •  

Minnesota Legislature’s Seventh Special Session Begins December 14

Gov Tim Walz, with Lt Gov Peggy Flanagan - by Lorie Shaull

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz called the seventh special session of the Legislature beginning December 14.

This session will focus on extending the COVID-19 peacetime emergency by 30 days.

Additionally, Walz will urge lawmakers to pass a COVID-19 relief package for small businesses, workers, and families.

Walz is obligated by law to call a special session for the Legislature to approve the extension of his emergency rule-making powers in response to the pandemic.

The Legislature will, then, determine the length of the session.

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