Hall’s Island and 26th Ave Bills need committee hearing this week

We’re on pins and needles waiting to hear – as of 3PM, Thursday, March 14 – whether bills circulating the Minnesota Legislature authorizing an exemption for Hall’s Island will be heard at Committee this week. If the bills get a hearing, then they will move forward this session; if they don’t, it’s the end of the line.

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is overseeing the process.The bills were introduced and read on March 11, 2013, when they were referred to committee.

A House bill authorizing funding for 26th Avenue North was also referred to committee this week.

Our thanks to the representatives who authored the bills.

Here’s a summary of these bills and where you go for more information.

Senate bill SF-1261

Authors: Senator Kari Dziedzic, District 60 and Senator Bobby Joe Champion, District 59

House bill HF-1474

Authors: Representative Diane Loeffler, District: 60A and Representative Raymond Dehn, District: 59B

“A bill for an act relating to natural resources; permitting the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to recreate Hall’s Island in the Mississippi River.”

House bill HF-696

Author: Representative Joe Mullery, District: 59A

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