29. Helping Trucking Industry

One thing I learned early on in the process of being a State Legislator is that there are many fixes and agency updates that need to happen to make sure our laws are kept up to date and addressing issues as they come up.

Most of these items are neither really exciting nor sexy in the slightest, but it takes work to keep our laws working for Minnesotans.

These bills are often brought forward by the people who work with them and implement the laws every day. As Vice-Chair of the House Transportation Committee and by having a Canterbury Park, ValleyFair, and prison here in Shakopee, I got to carry quite of few of these bills.

Here are bills I was proud to carry and get signed into law for our State:

  • HF3240 – Legislation to assist the trucking industry in Minnesota. Modified the operating standards for over-the-road trucking. Signed into law as part of the 2019 Transportation Bill.
  • HF1490 – Providing funding for Police Departments to be reimbursed for soft body armor purchases. Signed into law as part of the 2019 Transportation Bill.
  • HF2018 – Updates to Minnesota Racing Commission. Signed into law as part of the 2019 Jobs Bill.
  • HF2293 – Allows seniors and disabled Minnesotans to use weed killer while attending to rest areas. Signed into law as part of the 2019 Ag Bill.
  • HF3905 – Corrections officers authorized to respond to mental health crises.
  • HF4049 – ID cards for prison inmates provided upon release.

See what I mean? These are super exciting bills but they are really important to keeping our government working properly.


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