Posted at 2:10 PM on March 16, 2012
by Tim Pugmire
Filed under: MN Legislature
Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, says he's not sure there are enough votes this session to advance what is known as the "right-to-work" constitutional amendment.
Senjem told reporters today that he's waiting to see whether there's enough support in the House and Senate before he acts on the bill, which is now in the hands of the Senate Rules Committee.
"I'm not going to say it's dead for the session," Senjem said. "But the votes frankly aren't there on our side yet, as far as I'm aware. And there not there yet as far as I'm aware from the House's perspective. Unless and until that would change, the bill is where it's at."
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill Monday on a 7 to 6 vote, after nearly four hours of discussion. Union members packed the hallways of the State Capitol to demonstrate their opposition.