House and Senate Committees Finalize Omnibus Budget Bills

April 12, 2021

Several omnibus budget bills on topics of interest to cities — including environment, housing, jobs, and transportation — will be considered and sent to the House and Senate floors this week.

After returning from a weeklong recess, House and Senate committees devoted last week to finalizing their respective budget bills. The third committee deadline was April 9, and that marks the beginning of the next phase of budget actions.

This week, the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee will consider the remaining omnibus budget bills and begin sending them to the floors of the House and Senate, where legislators will spend much of their time debating and finalizing budget proposals.

The League is involved in negotiations on several omnibus bills and will report on them as they are finalized by each body. Omnibus bills that may be of interest to cities are listed below, along with contact information for the assigned LMC Intergovernmental Relations staff member.

The House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee may merge or divide bills to facilitate the structure of future conference committees. In addition, many of the links to these bills will be regularly updated to reflect the amendments added in committee and on the floor. If you have questions about the status of specific provisions, please contact the LMC staff member listed for the bill.

Agriculture

LMC Contact: Craig Johnson, (651) 281-1259, cjohnson@lmc.org

  • House Omnibus Agriculture Bill: HF 1524
    Authored by Rep. Mike Sundin (DFL-Esko)
  • Senate Omnibus Agriculture and Rural Development bill: SF 958
    Authored by Sen. Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake)

Capital Investment

LMC Contacts: Craig Johnson, (651) 281-1263, cjohnson@lmc.org and Anne Finn, (651) 281-1263, afinn@lmc.org

  • House Omnibus Capital Investment: HF 337
    Authored by Rep. Fue Lee (DFL-Minneapolis)
  • Senate Omnibus Capital Investment: Not yet available

Commerce

LMC Contact: Anne Finn, (651) 281-1263, afinn@lmc.org

  • House Omnibus Commerce Bill: HF 1031
    Authored by Rep. Zach Stephenson (DFL-Coon Rapids)
  • Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Omnibus Bill: SF 972
    Authored by Sen. Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls)

Energy and Utilities

LMC Contact: Craig Johnson, (651) 281-1259, cjohnson@lmc.org

  • House Climate and Energy Omnibus bill: HF 2110
    Authored by Rep. Jamie Long (DFL-Minneapolis)
  • Senate Energy and Utilities Omnibus Bill: SF 2075
    Authored by Sen. Dave Senjem (R-Rochester)

Environment

LMC Contact: Craig Johnson, (651) 281-1259, cjohnson@lmc.org

  • House Environment and Natural Resources Omnibus bill: HF 1076
    Authored by Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-South St. Paul)
  • Senate Environment and Natural Resources Omnibus bill: SF 959
    Authored by Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria)

Housing

LMC Contact: Daniel Lightfoot, (651) 281-1295, dlightfoot@lmc.org

  • House Housing Finance Omnibus Bill: HF 1077
    Authored by Rep. Alice Hausman (DFL-St. Paul)
  • Senate Housing Omnibus Bill: SF 969
    Authored by Sen. Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake)

Jobs and Economic Development

LMC Contact: Daniel Lightfoot, (651) 281-1295, dlightfoot@lmc.org

  • House Workforce and Business Development Omnibus Bill: HF 1342
    Authored by Rep. Mohamud Noor (DFL-Minneapolis)
  • House Labor, Industry, Veteran’s and Military Affairs omnibus bill: HF 1670
    Authored by Rep. Rob Ecklund (DFL-International Falls)
  • Senate Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development Omnibus bill: SF 1098
    Authored by Sen. Eric Pratt (R-Prior Lake)
  • Senate Omnibus Veterans and Military Affairs Omnibus bill: SF 485
    Authored by Sen. Andrew Lang (R-Olivia)

Legacy

LMC Contact: Craig Johnson, (651) 281-1259, cjohnson@lmc.org

  • House Omnibus Legacy Finance Bill: HF 1079
    Authored by Rep. Leon Lille (DFL-North St. Paul)
  • Senate Omnibus Legacy Finance Bill: SF 971
    Authored by Sen. Carrie Ruud (R-Breezy Point)

Public Safety, Judiciary and Civil Law

LMC Contacts: Irene Kao, (651) 281-1260, ikao@lmc.org and Anne Finn, (651) 281-1263, afinn@lmc.org

  • House Judiciary and Civil Law Omnibus Bill: HF 1030
    Authored by Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn (DFL-Roseville)
  • House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Omnibus Bill: HF 1078
    Authored by Rep. Carlos Mariani (DFL-St. Paul)
  • Senate Omnibus Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy: SF 970
    Authored by Sen. Warren Limmer (R-Maple Grove)

State Government Finance

LMC Contact: Irene Kao, (651) 281-1260, ikao@lmc.org

  • House State Government Finance Omnibus Bill: HF 1952
    Authored by Rep. Mike Nelson (DFL-Brooklyn Park)
  • Senate State Government Finance and Policy: SF 1831
    Authored by Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake)

Taxes

LMC Contact: Gary Carlson, (651) 281-1255, gcarlson@lmc.org

  • House Omnibus Tax Bill: HF 991
    Authored by Rep. Paul Marquart (DFL-Dilworth)
  • Senate Omnibus Tax bill: Not yet available

Transportation

LMC Contact: Anne Finn, (651) 281-1263, afinn@lmc.org

  • House Omnibus Transportation Finance Omnibus Bill: HF 1684
    Authored by Rep. Frank Hornstein (DFL-Minneapolis)
  • Senate Omnibus Transportation Finance Omnibus Bill: SF 1159
    Authored by Sen. Scott Newman (R-Hutchinson)

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