2021 - 2022 Minnesota Senate Committee Structure

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The Minnesota Senate released information on committees for the 2021-2022 legislative session, which begins on January 5, 2021, at noon. Included in the information is the list of committees that will be formed, the standing committee meeting days and times, and the chair of each committee. Further information, including the size and specific members who will serve on each committee, will come at a later date, closer to the start of the legislative session.

Most of the major committees are unchanged from last session. However, as expected, both Senator Tom Bakk and Senator David Tomassoni, who recently announced they were leaving the DFL Caucus to form a new caucus (but meet with the Republican Caucus), were given gavels to key committees. Sen. Tom Bakk will chair the Capital Investment committee, and Sen. David Tomassoni will chair the Higher Education committee. Senator David Senjem, who previously chaired the Capital Investment committee, will now chair the Energy Finance & Policy committee.

Another noteworthy change is Senator Carla Nelson taking over as chair of the Tax committee. She and former tax chair, Senator Roger Chamberlain, are switching committees, with Sen. Chamberlain taking over as the chair of the Education Finance & Policy committee.

The House is expected to release committee information next week. A full list of the information released today follows.

Committee Time / Room / Days Chair
Finance 8:30-10am 1200 T/W/Th Rosen
State Government Fin/Pol & Elections 10:30-Noon 1100 T/W Kiffmeyer
Vets/Military Affairs Finance & Policy 8:30-10am G-23 Th Lang
Human Services Reform Finance & Policy 1-2:30pm 1200 T/Th Abeler
Health & Human Services Finance & Policy 1-2:30pm 1200 M/W Benson
Education Finance & Policy 3-4:30pm 1100 M/W Chamberlain
Energy Finance & Policy 3-4:30pm 1150 T/Th Senjem
Agriculture Finance & Policy 3-4:30pm 1150 M/W Westrom
Housing Finance & Policy 1-2:30pm Cap123 T/Th Draheim
Commerce Finance & Policy 1-2:30pm Cap123 M Dahms
Higher Education Finance & Policy 1-2:30pm G-3 T/Th Tomassoni
Judiciary/Pub. Safety Fin & Criminal Law 1-2:30pm G-15 M/W Limmer
Jobs Finance & Policy 3-4:30pm G-23 M/W Pratt
Environment & Natural Resources Finance 10:30am-Noon 1150 T/W Ingebrigtsen
Enviro & NatRes Policy & Legacy Finance 1-2:30pm G-3 M/W Ruud
Transportation Finance & Policy 3-4:30pm 1100 T/W Newman
Policy Committees    
Local Government 3-4:30pm G-23 T Jasinski
> Subcommittee: Metropolitan Governance 1-2:30pm Cap123 Th Osmek
Technology & Reform 8:30-10am G-3 Th Koran
Human Services Licensing 8:30-10am G-3 T Utke
Aging & Long Term Care 8:30-10am G-3 W Housley
Civil Law & Data Practices 1-2:30pm G-15 T/Th Mathews
Labor & Industry Policy 8:30-10am Cap123 W Rarick
Mining & Forestry Policy 8:30-10am Cap123 T Eichorn
Other Standing Committees    
Taxes 8:30-10am G-15 T/Th Nelson
> Subcommittee: Property Taxes 8:30-10am G-15 W Weber
Capital Investment As needed Bakk
Redistricting As needed M. Johnson
Rules As needed Gazelka

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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