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Weekly Wrap - We are now about one month away from the end of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, and if this week was a preview of what to expect in June, it will be a busy month indeed. Plenty of bills were reported from the...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Budget Negotiations Continue, Conference Committees Focus on Policy

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The legislative session is quickly coming to a close, but legislative leaders and Governor Dayton are not finished with their work. They are continuing to negotiate the state’s $46 billion budget and will need to come to a...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Senate Releases Tax Bill in Advance of Final Committee Deadline

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

This week, the House and Senate committees have been working toward the third committee deadline of March 31, 2017. The third and final deadline requires committees to act favorably on major appropriation bills. Many of...more

News from Second and State

Weekly Wrap - Only the Senate was in Harrisburg for session this week, but it was a busy one nonetheless. Meanwhile, some of the committees of the House of Representatives took to the road to examine issues impacting the...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Legislators Weigh Transit Plans, Met Council Structure

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

With two weeks before the first deadline, legislators are scrambling to get their bills heard and passed through policy committees. The Legislature also met in a joint floor session to elect four new members to the University...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Movement on MNsure, Real ID in Short Week

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Minnesota Legislature had a short week, with offices closed on Monday due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. On Tuesday, legislators were back and committees continued with introductory hearings and began hearing...more

Session Closing Chaos: Special Session in the Wings

In the waning hours of the 2016 legislative session, lawmakers wrapped up a supplemental budget and a tax bill, but failed to pass a comprehensive transportation package, a bonding bill, and a plan for implementing federal...more

Home Stretch-Second to Last Week

Closed-door talks aimed at striking a budget agreement began Monday with a consensus that the divide over transportation needs to be solved before lawmakers can make real progress. Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed the initial...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Ten days remain before the last day of the Minnesota legislative session May 23, 2016. Governor Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker Kurt Daudt met twice in the past week to negotiate an agreement on...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

With just over two weeks of session remaining, the window for Minnesota legislators to pass a final transportation bill, tax bill, bonding bill and supplemental budget bill is closing quickly. Conference committee members...more

Competing Budgets

Lengthy floor sessions ensued this week as House and Senate lawmakers took up supplemental budget bills in their respective chambers. The Republican House had three bills to debate over the course of the week. The DFL Senate...more

Finance Deadline Week/One Month and Counting

Midnight Thursday marked the deadline for all finance bills to make their way through their respective chambers before today’s Passover Break. Omnibus Budget Bills - By the end of the week, the House combined eight...more

First Committee Deadline – Week Four at the Capitol

The universe of legislation in play will be significantly winnowed down this week as it is the first committee deadline. Committees must act favorably on bills in the house of origin. The focus will increasingly turn to the...more

Fast Pace for Third Week of Session

Lawmakers begin a short Easter recess today and will return to the Capitol on Tuesday. Real ID - The Minnesota Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to direct the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to study how to bring...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - February 2016

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update includes the recently signed U.S.-Mexico bilateral agreement that liberalizes air services between the two countries, new Cuba-related regulations loosening...more

Implementation Dates Delayed for REAL ID-Compliant Driver Licenses, ID Cards

The REAL ID Act prohibits federal agencies, effective May 11, 2008, from accepting a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for any official purpose unless the license or card is issued by a State that meets the...more

Visiting the USPTO Without a REAL ID

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As announced on the “USPTO Locations” page of its website, the USPTO has implemented a new policy for members of the public visiting the USPTO relating to the REAL ID Act. Under the REAL ID Act, the USPTO may no longer accept...more

Real ID: Why Does My New York Driver’s License Have Two Expiration Dates?

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Driver’s licenses in New York are generally valid for eight years. I just checked mine and see that it was last renewed in 2011 for an eight-year term expiring on my birthday in 2019. The issuance date and expiration date are...more

REAL IDs - Are you prepared?

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Effective January 15, 2013, the Iowa DOT began issuing REAL ID cards. The cards, which are a coordinated effort by the states and the federal government, were developed to improve the reliability and accuracy of state-issued...more

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