2021 Legislative Session - Opening Day


At noon Secretary of State Steve Simon gavels the legislative session to order.


Minneapolis StarTrib photographer, Glen Stubbe, assists with a family photo of freshman, Rep. Spencer Igo, outside the House Chamber prior to the start of the 2021 legislative session.


Members in the House Chamber wearing masks and social distancing are sworn in.


Minority Leader Kurt Daudt and Deputy Minority Leader Anne Neu watch a television monitor as members in their

office prepare to be sworn in.


Member on a television monitor are sworn in.


Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Thissen gives the oath of office remotely to small groups of members that are projected onto a television monitor in the House Chamber.


Rep. Melissa Hortman is elected Speaker and sworn in by Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Thissen..


Secretary of State Simon presents Speaker Hortman her gavel and his duties of the day are completed.


Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman addresses the members of the House after her election.for the 2021 legislative session.


Sen. David Tomassoni is elected by the members to be President Pro Tem for the 2021 legislative session.

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