you choose the issues and you write the bills during Monday-thursday sessions
final hearings on bills, debate, voting - persuade your fellow senators
learn from and teach others to persuade them to support your positions
A student-led, legislative experience unlike any other. Decide on urgent issues to pursue, work with committees, prepare, present, and pass your own bills.
July 8-12, 2019. Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, with a huge end-of-session bill signing (and vetoing) ceremony. Intense, fast-paced, exciting, fun.
Summer Senate will be limited to the first 28 Members.
Summer Senate is for you if you fall into one of these categories:
The Monday-Thursday sessions are held in the Great Room at The Oaks, home of YEAH Academy. The building is located near Rice Street and Maryland Avenues in St. Paul at 170 West Rose Avenue.
The Friday session will be held in the Minnesota State Senate Office Building - the same location as the State Senators meet during the legislative year - the same rooms in which they consider the bills that become laws under which you must live.
We are seeking sponsors at this time, and hope to have some full and partial scholarships available.