Sen. Marty

Bill to Address Escalating Catalytic Converter Thefts Blocked by Senate Republicans

Today, Senator John Marty (DFL-Roseville) made a motion to bring a bill to address escalating theft of catalytic converters – an urgent problem across Minnesota, to the Senate floor for debate. Instead of giving the legislature the chance to debate and pass this bill, Senate Republicans blocked the motion. In response, Senator Marty released the following statement:

Senator Marty receives “Outstanding Legislator Award” from the Bluffland Whitetails Association

Sen. John Marty (DFL – Roseville) received the 2021 “Outstanding Legislator Award” from the Bluffland Whitetails Association (BWA).  John Zanmiller, Director of Community and Government Affairs for the BWA said the award was, “in recognition of Sen. Marty’s courage in working to address the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Minnesota from deer farming operations.

Statement of Senator John Marty on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin

On April 20th, 2021 the jury in the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin for the nurder of George Floyd declared the defendant guilty on three counts: second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Following the announcement of the verdict, Senator John Marty (DFL- Roseville) released the following statement:

Senate Republicans vote to block Catalytic Converter legislation

Today, Senator John Marty (DFL-Roseville) offered a strong response to the problem of catalytic converter theft with an amendment that would make it a crime to possess a used catalytic converter that is not attached to a car, unless it is marked with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) from the car it was attached to.