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Legislative Update from Rep. Brian Daniels

Friday, May 17, 2024

Dear Neighbors,

There are just days remaining in the 2024 legislative session and we are expecting to work through the weekend. Remember, all bills that are to pass this year must be approved by 11:59 PM on Sunday night. No bills can be passed on the final day, Monday. Because of that, we will be in St. Paul debating these final bills on Friday, Saturday, and probably all the way up to midnight on Sunday.

ERA Amendment

House Democrats are poised to approve legislation that could enshrine into Minnesota’s Constitution the most extreme abortion policy in the nation, strip away protections for religious institutions, and eliminate girls’ sports as we know it.

Specifically, the bill would ask voters at the 2026 general election if the state Constitution should be amended to codify several conditions, including everything from race, sex and gender identity to abortion and infertility treatments.

A vague reference to "pregnancy" in the proposed ballot question is misleading and unclear and leaves voters uninformed about the true implications of the amendment. Further, this all comes in the context of Democrats last year enacting a state law that allows abortions up until the moment of birth for any reason, thought to be the most permissive and extreme abortion law in the country.

Let’s be really clear about what is happening here. With this legislation, Democrats are hijacking a movement from the 1970s to enshrine abortion up until birth in our state constitution. This is not about equal rights. Instead, it’s about pushing a radical, anti-science, anti-religion, agenda that does nothing to protect the rights of women and instead further divides Minnesota.

We stand ready to offer several amendments to provide further clarification, expand protections and address other controversial components of the bill. Let’s see if Democrats support our efforts.

Peace Officer Memorial Day

Yesterday was Peace Officer Memorial Day—a time for all of us to honor and remember the brave men and women of law enforcement who have been killed in the line of duty.


Now more than ever, law enforcement and their families deserve our support.

Please keep these individuals and the families they have left behind, in your prayers.

Staying in Touch

I’ll have more for you once the dust settles early next week.

Until then, please do not hesitate to reach out to me to share any thoughts or concerns you may have about state government or the job I'm doing as your representative. It would be great to talk with you. I can be reached by phone at 651-296-8237 or via email at

Have a good weekend,