The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee has been meeting for months now and has heard and passed very few bills. Many proposals waiting for hearings have stakeholder agreement, bipartisan support, and are non-controversial. Some are very important public policy discussions regarding police reform that should have been held in a Senate legislative committee. However, in this State Senate committee, very little legislative work has been done.
On Thursday, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced findings that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination had been found in 98 out of 101 closed landfills across the state, and that 59 of these closed landfills in 41 counties have levels that exceed the Minnesota Department of Health’s health-based guidance values for PFAS. PFAS are forever chemicals that have been shown to cause adverse health effects such as changes in development, liver and thyroid function, immune response, increased kidney damage, and certain cancers.
Rep. Moller and Sen. Latz introduce legislation enabling Extreme Risk Protection Orders to prevent gun violence
Today, Rep. Kelly Moller (DFL – Shoreview) and Sen. Ron Latz (DFL – St. Louis Park) officially introduced legislation to provide for Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), an effective tool to prevent tragedies as a result of gun violence. The bill would… Read More »Rep. Moller and Sen. Latz introduce legislation enabling Extreme Risk Protection Orders to prevent gun violence
Thank you for your work to ensure that all Minnesotans voices and perspectives are heard in our state legislature. As we work for the good of all Minnesotans, we write to strongly encourage you to support legislation that we will be introducing alongside Representative Hodan Hassan. This bill makes small changes to ensure that all Minnesotans have full access to the religious freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Minnesota.
On January 6, 2021, demonstrators in Washington, D.C., vandalized public buildings, endangered the lives of lawmakers, staff, and the general public, and jeopardized the peaceful transfer of Presidential power.
The 2021 Legislative Session began Tuesday, January 5 with the swearing-in of new and returning members of the Minnesota Legislature. State Senator Ron Latz, DFL-Saint Louis Park, will be returning to serve as the Senator for Senate District 46.