Legislation was passed that streamlined the process of getting a background check for driver’s education instructors. Currently, potential instructors must go through an onerous process that puts much of the burden on themselves. By clarifying the statute, the process is… Read More »Streamlining background checks for driver’s education instructors
A popular form of recreational vehicle will now be defined in statute, thanks to new legislation. This bill defines autocycles in statute, adds autocycles to statutes regulating motorcycles, and specifies that a person may drive autocycles with a Minnesota driver’s… Read More »Autocycle regulations establishment
The Governor’s indication today that he will not support anything less than a sufficient transportation funding package that serves all Minnesotans is good news. A comprehensive bill that makes sure everyone has access to opportunities, regardless of the circumstances of their lives, is vital. The Senate, House, and Governor seem to agree on the need for long-term transportation funding and I am eager to work toward a solution in conference committee.
The Senate Transportation Budget article passed on Thursday makes a commitment to public safety and opens the door to long-term, sustainable transportation funding for Minnesota. The initiatives in the bill work to make Minnesotans safer from trains carrying hazardous substances, and supports the state’s first responders in emergency preparedness. The new funding also provides a critical investment for the State Patrol so they can continue to train the best law enforcement professionals in the state.