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Governor Walz Signs Two Bills Into Law

8/13/2020 10:58:15 AM

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed two bills into law, including a $30 million package for disability service providers.

“The people most impacted by COVID-19 have been our most vulnerable populations – directing this funding to disability service providers will help ensure we don’t leave anyone behind,” said Governor Walz. “This bill will provide direct support to ensure Minnesotans with disabilities and older Minnesotans continue to receive critical services amid COVID-19.”

The bill signing today included:

  • Ch. 1, SF 1: Support for Disability Providers

This bill provides funding from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to assist certain disability providers with the costs of business interruptions caused by COVID-19. It also helps ensure access to these services during and after COVID-19; makes it easier for people to apply for economic assistance programs during COVID-19; and expands the universe of providers who can access a DHS grant program that supports people with disabilities and older adults.

  • Ch. 2, HF 2: POST Board Technical Fix

This bill provides a technical fix to ensure efficient implementation of the police reform and accountability act passed in July.

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