SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Senate passed the Judiciary and Public Safety Conference Committee Report in a 34-33 vote Friday, which includes $880 million in new funding for proven measures and policies to improve safety and reduce crime for Minnesota communities. Senator Judy Seeberger (DFL-Afton) served on the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee and on the conference committee to craft the final bill.
$880 million budget will reduce crime and includes proven gun violence prevention measures
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today, the Senate passed a historic Judiciary and Public Safety Conference Committee Report that includes $880 million in new funding for rehabilitation, reducing recidivism, crime prevention, and broadly supported and proven gun violence prevention measures. The bill passed in a 34-33 vote.
Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic Says Senate Has Passed Historic $880 Million Public Safety Bill to Keep MN Communities Safe
Measure Invests in Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention, Mental Health, Youth Intervention, and Bolsters the Court System.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis)said the Senate has passed a historic public safety budget to keep Minnesota’s communities safe by investing $880 million in law enforcement, crime prevention, mental health services, youth intervention programs, and bolstering the state’s court system. It also includes proven gun violence prevention measures that are widely supported in Minnesota and across the country.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) and Senate Tax Chair Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope) said today that the Senate Tax Committee took up two DFL measures to provide significant funding to both support local public safety efforts and to relieve property taxes in communities across the state.
Minnesota Senate Passes Five of Senator Karla Bigham’s Bipartisan Provisions as Part of Public Safety Bill
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) said that five of her provisions to reduce and prevent crime were approved during Senate debate over Public Safety Monday. Following the passage of the bill, Senator Bigham issued the following statement:
Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen, Senator Ron Latz Issue Statement Following Passage of Senate Public Safety Omnibus
Despite their claim that public safety is a top priority, Senate Republicans are spending more on tax breaks for wealthy Minnesotans than on efforts to prevent and reduce crime.