Senator Karla Bigham to Serve on Clean Water Council

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.

Ensuring Proper Disposal of CWD-Affected Deer

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.

Guaranteeing a Future for Milk in Minnesota

ilk would be the default drink for children’s meals in Minnesota if legislation introduced today becomes law. The bill, SF 2797, would ensure that children’s meals served in fast food restaurants are one of the default drink options available for kids.

Addressing Minnesota’s Opioid Crisis

The Minnesota State Senate has taken a bold step in addressing the state’s opioid crisis today with the passage of HF 400. The bipartisan bill, which passed by a vote of 59-6, creates an Opiate Epidemic Response Account to fund treatment services and an Advisory Council that will decide how to best use these funds. Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) voted yes on today’s bill.

Bigham Votes Yes on Hands-Free Driving Bill

Minnesota is one step closer to safer roads thanks to the passage of HF 50 today. Modeled after laws present in 16 states and Washington D.C. the ‘hands-free’ cell phone bill passed off of the floor by a vote of 56-10.

Correctional Officers Bill of Rights Heard in Judiciary Committee

A bill to give county correctional officers the same rights during disciplinary hearings as local peace officers was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. The bill, SF 1413, is chief authored by Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) to ensure correctional officers can have all of the information they need to defend themselves during the disciplinary process.