Sen. Westlin

Senator Bonnie Westlin Hails Senate Passage of Judiciary and Public Safety Bill

Gun Violence Prevention Reforms Will Save Lives

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Friday, Senator Bonnie Westlin (DFL-Plymouth) voted yes to pass expanded background checks and extreme risk prevention orders included in the Judiciary and Public Safety Conference Committee Report. These widely supported gun violence prevention measures have been shown to reduce rates of gun violence and reduce gun deaths.

Senator Bonnie Westlin Hails Senate Passage of Elections Omnibus Bill

Minnesota Will Remain a Model of Democracy for the Country

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, the Senate passed an elections omnibus bill (SF 1362) that will shine a light on the democratic process and protect and expand the freedom to vote. Elections Committee Vice Chair Senator Bonnie Westlin (DFL-Plymouth) hailed the bill’s passage as a powerful move to enshrine Minnesota as one of the best states in the nation for voters and democracy.

Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic Says Two More Bipartisan Measures Pass Senate Wednesday

Senator Nicole Mitchell’s Veterans Justice Bill and Senator Bonnie Westlin’s Bill Governing Electronic Wills Both Approved Unanimously 

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) said today the Senate passed two more bipartisan bills; one to help veterans involved in the justice system, and another to help Minnesotans who prepare electronic wills.

Senator Bonnie Westlin Ushers Bill to Increase Funding for Schools Via Local Levy Adjustment through Education Finance Committee

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, the Education Finance Committee heard testimony on a bill to increase flexibility for school boards to raise necessary revenue for their schools and make funding options fairer for school districts in low property-wealth areas (SF 866). Chief author Senator Bonnie Westlin (DFL-Plymouth) testified in support of the bill alongside superintendents from Greater Minnesota and Metro schools and a high school student.