Senator Kelly Morrison

Kelly Morrison represents District 45 in the southwest Twin Cities metro. Learn more about Sen. Morrison.

Senator Morrison’s Legislation Reforming Prior Authorization Process Receives Hearing in Senate Health and Human Services Committee

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – In an effort to reduce the bureaucratic hurdles facing Minnesotans in need of critical health care, Senator Kelly Morrison (DFL-Deephaven) presented her bill limiting the use of prior authorization when it delays critical care Wednesday in… Read More »Senator Morrison’s Legislation Reforming Prior Authorization Process Receives Hearing in Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act, the most impactful recycling bill in over 40 years, advances through first legislative committee

St. Paul, MN, – Today, state, local, and national leaders, including Partnership on Waste and Energy, Conservation Minnesota, Eureka Recycling, Solid Waste Administrators Association, r.World, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and The Recycling Partnership, testified in support of HF 3577/SF 3561. The Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act, authored by State Representative Sydney Jordan (DFL – Minneapolis) and State Senator Kelly Morrison (DFL – Deephaven), advanced through its first hearing in the House’s Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee. This bill would require all packaging be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2032.

Statement on the Death of Amara Strande and PFAS Legislation

SAINT PAUL, MN – Amara Strande died April 14 at the age of 20 after a long battle with cancer. Strande grew up in Oakdale, graduated from Tartan High School and was enrolled at Augsburg University, where she majored in Music Production. As a teenager, Strande was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer resulting in tumors throughout her body. Strande had been exposed to per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” which were manufactured at a nearby 3M plant and leached into the water supply. Amara became an outspoken advocate for legislation to ban almost all uses of PFAS chemicals in consumer products and to require companies to disclose their use to the public, which included testifying before the Senate Environment and Climate Committee on March 2.

Senator Kelly Morrison Votes Yes for Commerce and Consumer Protection Budget that Includes Her Bill Creating a Prescription Drug Affordability Board

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Senate passed the Commerce and Consumer Protection Omnibus Budget Friday in a bipartisan vote of 35-32. The bill includes Senator Kelly Morrison’s legislation to establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. “This legislation is a critical first step in lowering the cost of prescription drugs for Minnesotans,” said Sen. Morrison.

Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee Advances Senator Kelly Morrison’s Legislation to Prevent Prescription Drug Price Gouging

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee advanced Senator Kelly Morrison’s legislation (SF 168) prohibiting exorbitant prescription drug price hikes and establishing a prescription drug affordability board today. The legislation will help address the high cost of prescription drugs for Minnesotans, said Sen. Morrison.