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Minnesota 2013 Legislative Bill Tracker

MinnPost’s interactive team and political reporters have joined forces to track the most important legislative bills during the 2013 session. We’ve identified key pieces of legislation in the categories below — simply click on an icon to see what we’re following. With each bill, we have provided a plain speak description of the proposed law and why it matters. You’ll also find latest actions, co-sponsors, links to the bills’ full text, and our reporters’ stories and updates throughout the session.

We welcome your ideas and feedback in the comments below or at

Data provided by MinnPost reporters and the MN Legislature via the Open States API. Code, techniques, and some data on Github.

Icons provided by The Noun Project. Congress by Martha Ormiston; Energy by NDSTR; GayMarriage by MaurizioFusillo; Education by Thibault Geffroy; Time by Richard de Vos; Capital by Jonathan Keating; Paper by Tom Schott; Bank by Ilaria Baggio; Group by Alexandra Coscovelnita; Check mark by Spencer Cohen.

Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Sean Olsen on 04/02/2013 - 09:14 am.

    No gun bills?

  2. Submitted by James Nord on 04/03/2013 - 10:01 am.

    Gun bills


    MinnPost is still evaluating which specific bill to track.  There are a few proposals floating out there, so we’re looking at which one to highlight based on previous legislative action, the chance for future delete-all amendments and the overriding potential for a sticky political situation. The procedural politics around competing gun proposals at the Capitol this session have been especially tricky.

    Please look forward to a highlighted gun bill (or bills) by the end of the morning. 

  3. Submitted by James Nord on 04/03/2013 - 10:01 pm.

    Gun bills

    Gun legislation has been added and is now part of the tracker. Thank you for your suggestion.

  4. Submitted by Bernard Pederson on 04/20/2013 - 09:26 am.

    Frivolous bills

    3,485 bills introduced? Seriously? And of those 3,485, 13 have been signed? This sounds to me like our legislators are spending an awful lot of their time creating bills that have no chance of being passed, which means they are wasting their and our time, and getting paid for very few results. I’m disgusted by their lack of common sense and their inability to govern our state like our forefathers did, using common sense and the ability to plan ahead for the good of everyone, not just the special interest groups that finance their re-election campaigns.

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