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April 18 - Elections, Fire Arms, Homes & IVF

Sen. Jim Carlson, auther of the Omnibus Elections Policy bill, is caught in a bright beam of light coming from the Senate Chamber’s skylight as he makes his way to his desk to present the bill. The bill passed on a bipartisan vote 35-32.

Sen. Heather Gustafson presents a fire arms storage bill (SF4312) to members of the Senate Finance Committee.

Rep. Gene Pelowski shares a light moment with the members of the Higher Education and Policy Committee on Rep. Pelowski’s last day as the chair of the committee. Rep. Pelowski is retiring from the House of Representatives after serving for 38 years. Owen Wirth, Committee Administrator, left, and Christopher Olendorf, Committee Legislative Assistant joined in on the light moment.

Participants rally in the rotunda during Habitat on the Hill day at the Capitol.

Steve Tjeltveit holds a pair of signs during Habitat on the Hill rally in the Capitol rotunda.

Chris Coleman, President and CEO of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, stays connected while taking a lunch break on a bench in the rotunda during Habitat on the Hill day at Capitol.

Alabama native Jamie Heard had her first child through IVF in 2022 and hopes to have another. She had her first doctor’s appointment on Feb. 14 to start preparations for an embryo transfer in August. The Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling came down two days later, throwing her plans into question.

Andy and Miraya Gran and their IVF daughter, Isla, (left in orange) participate in support of the Minnesota Building Families Act. The act would require insurance coverage of infertility treatments.

Supporters of the Minnesota Building Families Act rallied in the rotunda to advocate for insurance coverage for infertility treatments.

Ten-months-old Evie Brager, an IVF baby, rests in her stroller as her mother, Erin, takes part in a rotunda rally in support of the Minnesota Building Families Act at the Capitol. The Minnesota Building Families Act would assist the 186,000 Minnesotans that face infertility by requiring insurance coverage for infertility treatments.

Rep. Zack Stephenson presents the Cannabis Modification & Appropriations bill on the floor of the House of Representatives at the Capitol. As early as this summer

the Office of Cannabis Management could start issuing pre-approvals of operating licenses. The bill passed the House 69-62..

Quinn Rowe, left, Sen. Jim Carlson’s intern, is caught in a bright beam of light coming from the Senate Chamber’s skylight as he listens to debate on the Omnibus Elections Policy bill. The bill passed on a bipartisan vote 35-32.













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