ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed eight bills into law.
Chapter 233, SF 2322: This bill allows a person who has brought a civil court action in district court for a violation of the Minnesota Human Rights Act, related to discrimination in employment, housing, credit, education, and other areas, to have a jury trial. This bill passed the House 79-51 and the Senate 55-0.
Chapter 234, SF 2423: This public safety bill addresses the needs of incarcerated women during pregnancy and childbirth, and authorizes an advisory committee. The bill passed unanimously in both chambers.
Chapter 235, SF 511: This health bill improves access to health care delivered by advanced practice registered nurses and creates an advisory council. This bill passed the House 119-13 and the Senate 64-0.
Chapter 236, HF 2670: This bill updates and clarifies the statute governing licensing provisions for The Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design Board. This bill passed the House 111-8 and the Senate 56-1.
Chapter 238, HF 2265: This bill authorizes the Secretary of State obtain certain data from Department of Public Safety to increase voter registration and improve the accuracy of voter registration records. This passed the House 117-16 and the Senate 58-6.
Chapter 240, SF 2336: This bill provides for the sale, storage, and other regulations of liquor. The bill authorizes and establishes various liquor licenses, and contains provisions for gambling fraud. This passed the House 120-10 and the Senate 49-15.
Chapter 242, SF 2712: This bill clarifies that failing to pay court-ordered support is a crime. The bill passed unanimously in both chambers.
Chapter 244, HF 2654: This public safety bill eliminates licensure for part-time peace officers. This bill passed the House 100-22 and the Senate 54-11.