Senator Scott Dibble

Scott Dibble represents District 61, which includes portions of the city of Minneapolis in Hennepin County. Learn more about Sen. Dibble. Read more news from Sen. Dibble.

Senator Scott Dibble Moves to Bring Debate on Statewide Ban on Conversion Therapy

In the debate on the Senate floor Thursday, Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) moved to bring legislation to the floor prohibiting the barbaric practice of conversion therapy in Minnesota. The motion bringing his legislation, SF 1871, to the floor received enough support to pass under normal circumstances, but Senate Republicans chose to hide behind procedural games instead of advancing the measure. While it received a 34-31 majority vote, it fell seven votes short of the 41 needed to advance the discussion. 

Senator Scott Dibble and Representative Liz Reyer Introduce Legislation to Provide Refuge for Trans Youth and Families Seeking Gender-Affirming Care

In response to the growing number of legislative assaults on the right of those who seek gender-affirming health care, Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) and Representative Liz Reyer (DFL-Eagan) have introduced legislation (SF 4525, HF 4822) prohibiting any attempts of outside jurisdictions or entities from reaching into our state with their laws to take action on people who come to Minnesota to receive this critical care. Their legislation mirrors legislation being introduced across the country in a multistate effort to create states of refuge for those seeking this care.

Senate DFLers Statement on Transportation Budget Bill

On Tuesday evening, the Senate Transportation and Finance Committee advanced their omnibus budget bill on a party-line vote. The legislation, S.F. 1154, falls woefully short of addressing the needs of Minnesota’s transportation network by restricting the ability of Minnesota to access federal funds for infrastructure upgrades, blocks investments necessary to prepare for electric vehicles, exacerbates inequality, and ignores efforts to mitigate climate change.

Legislation to Fully Fund Homeless Youth Act Heard in Senate Human Services Reform Finance and Policy Committee

On Thursday legislation to put Minnesota on the path to fully funding the Homeless Youth Act (SF 3155) and end youth homelessness in Minnesota was heard in the Senate Human Services Reform Finance and Policy Committee. The legislation, a longtime priority of Chief Author Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis), would be a substantial down payment on providing the funding necessary to ensure every youth in Minnesota is able to find access to stable and supportive housing.