House GOP unveils 2012 session schedule

With the start of the 2012 Legislative Session now less than six weeks away, House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, has sent out a detailed list of other key dates.

House GOP leaders are planning an early end for the session on April 30.

Here’s are the calendar highlights:

Tuesday, January 12 – Pre-introduction of House bills

Tuesday January 24 – House session convenes at noon

Wednesday, February 25 – One Minnesota Conference

February 2-7 – Prencint caucus break

Wednesday, February 8 – House session convenes at noon

April 6-13 – Easter/Passover break

Monday, April 16 – Official House business begins at 8:15 a.m., session convenes at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, April 30 – House will adjourn sine die


It’s still not clear if the Minnesota Senate plans to follow the same calendar.

GOP Majority spokesman Michael Brodkorb said Senate leaders are still working on their session schedule.

“There may or may not be some differences,” Brodkorb said.

  • Linda Higgins

    Love how Kurt lets people have so many days off before pct caucuses (for why, exactly?), but then expects people to be back to the capitol right away after they actually happen. With it being a presidential year, the possibility exists some folks won’t get home till 9 or 10 PM. Then get up and drive from Thief River Falls and Worthington to be back. Perhaps a Tuesday-Wednesday break would be sufficient?

  • Jim R

    Session on the 8th does not begin til noon. It is a 3.5 hour drive to the Cities from Worthington and 5 from Thief River Falls. Get up a little earlier in the morning on the 8th. That’s the price you pay for being a citizen-legislator Linda.

  • thomas

    Jim R. I drive really fast and it takes at least 6 hours to get to Thief River Falls from the Twin Cities. You can drive to Chicago in 6 hours…