ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, Senator Judy Seeberger’s (DFL-Afton) bill that would require refinery contract workers to complete an apprenticeship and training program to ensure safe practices passed in the Senate Labor Committee. In response, Senator Seeberger released the following statement:
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) said that two of the bipartisan bills that she co-authored during the 2022 legislative session were signed into law by Governor Tim Walz on Monday
Senator Karla Bigham Says 3M’s Repeated Disregard for The Health and Safety of Cottage Grove Residents is Unacceptable
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) said today that 3M’s repeated disregard for laws that protect Minnesotans from the dangers of hazardous waste generated at its Cottage Grove facility is unacceptable and said the state should explore increasing penalties for such behavior.
On Monday morning, Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) joined House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler and members of the House DFL caucus to unveil new legislation aimed at supporting local police departments with the recruitment and retention of police officers in Minnesota. Senator Bigham is the author of the companion bill, SF 3316, in the Senate.
Senator Karla Bigham Introduces Legislation to Provide Substance Misuse Awareness & Prevention Instruction in Minnesota Schools
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) introduced SF 3173, which would require schools to provide education on substance misuse and prevention. The bill also instructs schools to include instruction on the role social media plays in the distribution of illegal drugs.
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) introduced SF 3090, which would provide tax relief for Minnesota’s restaurants. Restaurants were able to secure grants through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund that was included in the federal American Rescue Plan Act.