Several new provisions benefiting Minnesota’s hemp industry moved forward in 2019 thanks to Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove). Three provisions carried by Senator Bigham were included in legislation passed in the Special Session to strengthen transparency, update the regulatory framework, and support this burgeoning industry for Minnesota.
With an upcoming special session needed to finish a 2-year state budget, Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove), announced her plan to refuse per diem pay for work during the special session.
In response to the abrupt closing of Argosy University, the Senate unanimously passed H.F. 2849 today. State Senator Karla Bigham offers the following statement.
Today, the Minnesota Senate voted to eliminate a defense that prevents people who rape a spouse or domestic partner from being prosecuted for criminal sexual conduct. The legislation, HF 15, was co-authored by Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) and passed with unanimous support.
Today, Senator Karla Bigham was recommended for appointment to the Clean Water Council as the Senate DFL Caucus member. Upon appointment, Senator Bigham will be one of 17 members of the Council which will help advise the Legislature and the Governor in administration and implementation of the Clean Water Legacy Act.
The threat of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a major concern for Minnesota’s deer hunters and sporting community, which is why Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) presented legislation Tuesday that ensures deer in areas affected by CWD can be properly disposed and handled to prevent its spread.