Majority Leader Winkler and Senator Latz to discuss legislation banning private prisons

St. Paul, Minnesota —  State Senator Ron Latz and House Majority Leader Ryan Winker will hold a press conference at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, February 26 to discuss their legislation to ban private prisons in Minnesota. HF 1237 will be heard in the House Corrections Division at 8:00 AM Tuesday morning.

Who: Majority Leader Winkler, Sen. Ron Latz, AFSCME Council 5 Associate Director Tim Henderson, correctional officers

What: Press conference on legislation banning private prisons

When: 12:30 PM, Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Where: Minnesota State Capitol Press Conference Room B971; 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155

Sen. Latz and Rep. Stephenson renew efforts to protect net neutrality for Minnesotans

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – On Wednesday afternoon, Senator Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park), Representative Zack Stephenson (DFL-Coon Rapids) and legislators will hold a press conference to announce their commitment to protecting Minnesota consumers in response to the 2017 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reversal of net neutrality.

The House Commerce Committee will have a public hearing on HF 136, which requires companies doing business in the state or selling services as a vendor of the state of Minnesota to comply with common sense net neutrality principles.


WHAT: Press conference to announce renewed efforts to advance Net Neutrality

WHO: Rep. Zack Stephenson (DFL-Coon Rapids) and Senator Ron Latz (DFL- St. Louis Park), legislators

WHERE: Room B971, Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul, 55155

WHEN: Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m.


Senator Latz to Introduce Extreme Risk Protection Orders & Criminal Background Check Bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senator Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park) will hold a press conference to discuss two gun violence prevention bills. Both measures will be introduced during the Senate’s floor session on Thursday, January 24. The first bill, Extreme Risk Protection Orders, would allow law enforcement and family members to seek a court order temporarily restricting a person’s access to guns when they show red flags and pose a danger to themselves and/or others. The second bill would extend criminal background checks to most private sales, gun show markets, and online transactions.



Senator Ron Latz



Minnesota State Capitol, Press Conference Room B971



1 p.m. Thursday, January 24