Laura’s Law

This bill makes it a gross misdemeanor to conceal evidence at the scene of a crime or other-wise mislead a coroner or medical examiner. This bill comes after a young woman died from a drug overdose; the person she was… Read More »Laura’s Law

Judiciary budget

The Judiciary finance article in this supplemental budget bill came in at $25 million, $20 million less than what was originally passed off the Senate floor. Despite the decrease in the target, the article makes significant investments—on top of the… Read More »Judiciary budget

Legislation to increase penalties for engaging minors in prostitution passes Senate Floor

Legislation authored by Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL – St. Paul) that increases penalties for those attempting to hire a minor for prostitution unanimously passed the Senate Floor today. In short, the bill effectively increases the penalties for those convicted of soliciting someone they reasonably believe to be a minor for prostitution and matches them to the penalties for actually paying a minor for prostitution.