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Week in Review: March 28 – April 1

Gov. Tim Walz signs into law a bill to provide $25 million for ALS research and caregiver support March 30. Also pictured are Sen. David Tomassoni, Rep. Anne Neu Brindley, Sen. Tom Bakk, Rep. Dave Lislegard and Sen. Karin Housley. (Photo by Paul Battaglia)
Gov. Tim Walz signs into law a bill to provide $25 million for ALS research and caregiver support March 30. Also pictured are Sen. David Tomassoni, Rep. Anne Neu Brindley, Sen. Tom Bakk, Rep. Dave Lislegard and Sen. Karin Housley. (Photo by Paul Battaglia)

The Session Daily staff wrote 41 stories this week, highlighting a fraction of bills heard, debated, approved and passed over the last few days.

The House will begin its Easter/Passover Break April 9, and members won’t return until April 19. But up next week is the third, and final, committee deadline, by when committees must act favorably on major appropriation and finance bills. That is April 8, one week from today.

Here’s a look back at what you may have missed. Have a good weekend.



Bill proposes aid to help build more sustainable local food economy


Panel approves proposed rules for disposal of pesticide-treated crop seeds



Omnibus judiciary and civil law policy bill heads to House Floor



State’s small businesses could get COVID-19 boost from $100 million grant program



Legislation proposes $97 million for new voluntary prekindergarten program


Bill would grant 21-minute increase in teacher prep time requirements


Proposal seeks to tighten lead testing standards in school drinking water, fund remediation efforts



Construction trades could get two-year licensing break


More MN workers would receive paid sick and safe time under bill passed in House


House passes warehouse distribution center worker safety bill



Revised Future Fuels Act would tighten emissions standards



Bill proposes updates to state’s air quality laws, pollution standards


Grants could increase composting opportunities at multi-unit properties



Health panel considers bill creating state board to address high health care costs


House re-passes reinsurance bill as amended by conference committee


Updated budget proposals would invest more in human services workforce


Proposal seeks $300 million to replace all Minnesota’s lead water service lines by 2032


$40 million sought to provide better protection for vulnerable adults


Division considers new state agency focused on behavioral health


Conference committee begins work on reconciling reinsurance bills



Bill seeks funding for 15 physicians to treat addiction issues across state



Nonprofit organizations could get funding for fire sprinklers in high-rise buildings


Division report proposes additional $146 million funding to combat homelessness this biennium


House panel advances bill targeting MN's racial homeownership gap



Local government division OKs bill to update state’s 1909 Memorial Day law



Joint hearing considers funding to help inmates better connect with family


New peace officer education program proposed to address state’s officer shortage


‘Comprehensive approach’ proposed to help youths in the criminal justice system with mental illness



Policy and technical changes could be coming to many DNR statutes



Wagers on horse races could help competitors later in life


State government panel approves omnibus pension, retirement bill


Bill readying state’s response to potential cyberattacks heads for House Floor


House votes to ratify state employee union labor agreements, compensation plans



State fairgrounds could get a temporary boost from tax receipts


Tax law fiber fix could speed up broadband efforts


Division OKs what House taxes chair calls ‘biggest property tax cut in 20 years’


Could tax credits help slow climate change?


Division report features tax relief for renters and homeowners, aid for school districts and local governments



Legislation would steer funds toward boosting metro bus service


Metro Transit updates lawmakers on plans for transition to electric bus fleet


Lawmakers propose renaming stretch of highway to honor Prince


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