Governor Tim Waltz signed legislation Friday that delivers totally free college breakfast and lunch to all Minnesota students (at participating schools) regardless of their capability to spend. Walz signed the bill into law at Webster Elementary College in Minneapolis.

“This legislation requires us 1 step closer to creating Minnesota the very best state for youngsters to develop up in, and I am grateful to all the legislators and advocates who created it take place,” Waltz stated.

Right here are other crucial moves at the Capitol:

  • Walz signed a bill (HF30) that aims to crack down on catalytic converter theft by creating it tougher for scrap yards to purchase stolen ones.
  • The Senate did not pass on $1.five billion in public performs and infrastructure spending due to the fact there weren’t adequate Republican votes. Issuing basic obligation bonds demands a legislative supermajority, and Republicans have stated the bonds should really be paired with tax cuts.
  • Republicans attempted once again to push the Social Safety tax reduce (HF300/SF15) out of committee on a single vote, but failed. In particular, tail. Dan Wolgamott, DFL-St. Cloud, voted by iai. The bill was heard by the tax committee, which desires to take into account other choices for doable inclusion in a bigger tax bill. The Senate voted to pull the bill out of committee for a possible vote.
  • The Home supplied $50 million in funding for emergency rental help and homelessness prevention (HF1440/SF1367). The complete Senate has not however voted on it.
  • The Reading Act (HF629/SF1273), which would need schools to use an proof-primarily based literacy curriculum authorized by the Division of Education, passed the Senate Education Policy Committee and was referred to the Home Education Appropriations Committee.
  • A bill (HF19) requiring employers to give paid sick leave has passed the Senate Human Solutions Committee (just realizing the Senate has a “Committee on Overall health and Human Solutions” and a “Committee on Human Solutions.”) It has currently passed the Home.
  • A bill (HF2290) banning no-knock warrants has passed the Home Public Security Committee. The author of the law is Rep. Brion Curran, DFL-Vadnais Heights, who is a former Chisago County police officer and sheriff.
  • The Maintaining Nurses at the Bedside Act (HF1700/SF1561), which would give hospital nurses extra say more than staffing, passed the Home Overall health Committee and the Senate Labor Committee.
  • Legalizing sports betting (HF2000/SF1949) passed the Senate Overall health and Human Solutions Committee.
  • Cannabis legalization (HF100/SF73) sophisticated via its 13th committee — Transportation — on Wednesday. The bill then returns to the Home Commerce Committee. The bill also passed the Senate Regional Government Committee.
  • A package of modifications to the law on tenants and landlords was authorized by the housing committee of the Home. The bill (HF917) involves a ban on rent discrimination and a requirement that landlords give tenants 14 days notice ahead of filing an eviction lawsuit.
  • A bill (HF23/SF207) with higher workplace protections for meat processing workers passed the Senate Labor Committee and the Home Judiciary Committee.
  • A bill (HF36/SF58) with extra workplace protections for warehouse workers has passed the Senate Labor Committee.
  • New building contractor regulations aimed at curbing wage theft (HF1859/SF1988) passed the Home and Senate Judiciary Committees.

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