The Minnesota Legislature passed a Judiciary and Public Safety budget bill in the early morning hours of June 30. After the passage, the Senate POCI Caucus members made the following statement:
[Release from Governor’s office] Governor Walz Joins Bipartisan Leaders in Minnesota Legislature to Call for Action on Police Reform
Governor Tim Walz today joined bipartisan leaders in the Minnesota Legislature to call for action among Minnesota Senate Republicans on police reform, following the passage of meaningful police reform legislation in the Minnesota House.
Sen. Foung Hawj has been an outspoken advocate to find ways to address the rising reports of discrimination against Minnesota’s Asian American community and released the following statement in response to the announcement of a discrimination helpline.
Minnesota’s first responders would have enhanced privacy protections thanks to legislation introduced by Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) would ensure conversations in peer support activities remain private.
Sen. Bigham to Announce Legislation Guaranteeing Confidentiality for First Responders in Peer Support Activities
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) will announce legislation for the 2020 Legislative Session to guarantee confidentiality for first responders in peer counseling or debriefing.