Sat. Mar 25th, 2023

Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill into law on Friday that gives free of charge college breakfast and lunch to all students in Minnesota (at participating schools) regardless of their capability to spend. Walz signed the bill at Webster Elementary in Minneapolis.

“This bill puts us one particular step closer to producing Minnesota the most effective state for children to develop up, and I am grateful to all of the legislators and advocates for producing it come about,” Walz stated.

Right here are other essential moves at the Capitol:

  • Walz signed into law a bill (HF30) aimed at curbing catalytic converter thefts by producing it tougher for scrap yards to obtain stolen ones.
  • The Senate did not pass $1.five billion in public performs and infrastructure spending due to the fact there weren’t sufficient Republican votes. Issuing common obligation bonds needs a legislative supermajority, and Republicans stated the bonds required to be paired with tax cuts.
  • Republicans attempted once again to bring the tax reduce on Social Safety rewards bill (HF300/SF15) out of committee for a floor vote but have been unsuccessful. Notably, Rep. Dan Wolgamott, DFL-St. Cloud, voted yay. The bill has been heard in the taxes committee, which desires to also think about other solutions for feasible inclusion in a bigger tax bill. The Senate voted to pull the bill from committee for a prospective vote on the floor.
  • The Residence passed $50 million in funding for emergency rental help and homelessness prevention (HF1440/SF1367). The complete Senate has not but voted on it.
  • The Study Act (HF629/SF1273), which would call for schools to use proof-primarily based literacy curriculum authorized by the Division of Education, passed the Senate Education Policy committee and was laid more than in the Residence Education Finance committee.
  • A bill (HF19) requiring employers to supply paid sick leave passed the Senate Human Solutions Committee (just realizing the Senate has a “Health and Human Solutions Committee” and a “Human Solutions Committee.”) It has currently passed the Residence.
  • A bill (HF2290) banning no-knock warrants passed the Residence public security committee. The bill is authored by Rep. Brion Curran, DFL-Vadnais Heights, who is a former police officer and Chisago County sheriff.
  • The Maintaining Nurses At The Bedside Act (HF1700/SF1561), which would give hospital nurses higher say more than staffing levels, passed the Residence wellness committee and the Senate Labor Committee.
  • Legalizing sports betting (HF2000/SF1949) passed the Senate Wellness and Human Solutions Committee.
  • Cannabis legalization (HF100/SF73) sophisticated via its 13th committee — Transportation — on Wednesday. The bill goes back to the Residence commerce committee subsequent. The bill also passed the Senate neighborhood government committee.
  • A suite of adjustments to renter-landlord law cleared the Residence housing committee. The bill (HF917) incorporates a ban on rental help discrimination and a requirement that landlords give tenants 14 days notice just before filing an eviction action.
  • A bill (HF23/SF207) with a lot more workplace protections for meat processing workers passed the Senate Labor Committee and the Residence judiciary committee.
  • A bill (HF36/SF58) with a lot more workplace protections for warehouse workers passed the Senate Labor Committee.
  • New regulations on building contractors aimed at curbing wage theft (HF1859/SF1988) passed the Residence and Senate judiciary committees.

By Editor

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