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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Municipal Domestic Partner Legislation Moves Forward

This was a media update from Outfront Minnesota:

On Wednesday, March 12th, and Friday, March 14th, a bill passed two Minnesota legislative committees which would enable local governments to offer domestic partner benefits to their employees if they choose. The next step in both houses is the floor. We’ll update you on further developments.

BACKGROUND

Senate
BILL # 960
Passed the State and Local Government Operations and Oversight Committee on a voice vote 3-12-08

House
BILL # 1097
Passed the Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Committee on a roll call vote 3-14-08

Roll call:

Yes
Dominguez
Hausman
Hilstrom
Lenczewski
Marquart
Scalze
Solberg
Tschumper

No
Beard
Buesgens
Howes
Lanning
Olson

Absences
Koenen
Holberg


Bev Scalze in the past has voted for the Bachmann amendment. It's nice to see she did the right thing on this one.

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