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925 Unsession Provisions Have Now Become Law

May 16, 2014

925 Unsession Provisions Have Now Become Law
Governor Dayton signs ten Unsession bills, with more on the way

Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed ten more Unsession bills into law. These ten bills include Unsession provisions the Governor recommended to the Legislature in early March. Altogether, 925 Unsession provisions have now become law.

  • Chapter 248, SF 2454: This natural resources bill modifies and repeals obsolete laws and provides for regulatory efficiencies. The bill contains 37 Unsession provisions, and passed unanimously in both chambers. 
  • Chapter 249, HF 2695: This commerce bill modifies the requirements for Department of Commerce licensee education. The bill contains 1 Unsession provision, and passed unanimously in both chambers. 
  • Chapter 250, HF 2467: This human services bill streamlines requirements for human services background studies. The bill contains 1 Unsession provision, and passed unanimously in both chambers
  • Chapter 254, HF 2834: This energy bill provides stronger consumer protections for propane customers. It updates several provisions, including low-income rate discounts, electric vehicle charging tariffs, on-bill repayment programs, energy efficiency programs, emissions reduction planning, solar energy systems, and low-income home energy assistance. The bill also repeals certain obsolete administrative rules. This bill contains 25 Unsession provisions and passed the House 82-40 and the Senate 46-12.
  • Chapter 255, HF 3072: This transportation bill modernizes provisions governing motor vehicles and eliminates antiquated, unnecessary, and obsolete provisions. This bill contains 21 Unsession provisions, including repealing a law that made it illegal to drive a car in neutral. The bill passed unanimously in both chambers.
  • Chapter 262, HF 2950: This human services bill removes obsolete provisions from statute. This bill contains 183 Unsession provisions, and passed unanimously in both chambers.
  • Chapter 271, HF 2948: This Unsession bill repeals obsolete, redundant, and unnecessary laws administered by the Department of Employment and Economic Development, Metropolitan Council, and MN.IT. This bill contains 62 Unsession provisions and passed the House 114-15 and the Senate 58-0.
  • Chapter 272, HF 2397: This education bill modifies provisions for early childhood and family, kindergarten through grade 12, and adult education including general education, education excellence, English learners and language proficiency, special programs, nutrition, and libraries. This bill contains 21 Unsession provisions and passed the House 80-49 and the Senate 37-27.
  • Chapter 273, HF 2995: This Unsession bill simplifies requirements in the towing process. This bill contains 1 Unsession provision and passed the House 119-0 and the Senate 55-1.
  • Chapter 274, HF 2236: This state government bill makes changes to the open meeting law, including adding a provision for social media use. This bill contains 1 Unsession provision and passed the House 75-52 and the Senate 40-19.

About the Unsession

Governor Dayton’s Unsession reform proposals include over 1,000 ways to make state government work better for the people of Minnesota. From reforms that will improve state government services, to the elimination of unnecessary and outdated statutes, to simplifying the language of our state laws, the Governor’s Unsession proposals have one overarching goal: creating a Better Government for a Better Minnesota. More information about the Governor’s Unsession proposals is available online at http://mn.gov/governor/unsession.