You choose the issues and you write the bills during Monday-Thursday sessions. Former Hennepin County Sheriff, Rick Stanek.
Final hearings on bills, debate, voting - persuade your fellow senators (State Senate Office Building only if permission is granted.)
After hearing formal testimony spend informal time with the most incredible witnesses - here, Brian Peters, Exec. Dir. of MN Police and Peace Officer Association
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 11-15, 2022. 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 24 Members to apply.
Summer Senate is for you if you fall into one of these categories:
The Monday-Thursday sessions are held in the Youth Room at First Evangelical Free Church, 2696 Hazelwood Ave, Maplewood, MN.
The Friday session is 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.
Thanks to the generosity of a handful of donors, tuition, including materials, is $295.
Payment is due on or before July 11. You can pay using a debit or credit card by clicking here. Or you can pay by cash or check on or before July 11.
If you need scholarship assistance, please contact Gov. Racer in advance.