August 10, 2020 •
Minnesota Legislature’s Third Special Session Set for August 12
Gov. Tim Walz issued a proclamation on August 7 for a third special session of the Legislature to begin Wednesday, August 12 at 12:00 p.m.
The main purpose will be to extend the COVID-19 peacetime emergency originally declared on March 13, and ending on August 12.
Minnesota statutes require that if the governor extends a peacetime emergency beyond the original 30 days and the Legislature is not in session, the governor must call a special session for lawmakers to approve the emergency declaration.
Additionally, the Legislature will determine the length of the session.
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