SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Senate passed the Reproductive Freedom Defense Act Friday, providing legal protections for patients and providers within Minnesota who seek and provide reproductive health care. Chief author Kelly Morrison (DFL-Deephaven)released the following statement:
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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.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, the Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee will begin the work of advancing bills that represent consumer interests. Priorities the committee will hear this week include bills to curb the recent rise in stolen catalytic converters, increase penalties on illegal robocalls, and prevent price-gouging on prescription drugs.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – By a vote of 34-33, the Minnesota Senate passed the PRO Act (HF 1/ SF 1) Saturday morning, enshrining the right of Minnesotans to make autonomous decisions about their own reproductive health. This historic legislation is the first step towards ensuring that every Minnesotan can access the full spectrum of reproductive healthcare they need.