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Legislative Update - January 20, 2023

Friday, January 20, 2023
Rep. Lee

Dear Neighbors, 

Last evening, the Minnesota House passed House File 1, the Protect Reproductive Options (PRO) Act. Ever since the US Supreme Court rejected half a century of legal precedent when they overturned Roe v. Wade, it’s been up to the states to protect reproductive freedoms. 

In Minnesota, we had our own court case that protected the right to an abortion, Doe v. Gomez, but we knew that wasn’t enough to protect our neighbors, especially with emboldened anti-choice electeds trying to curb reproductive rights. I was proud to cast my vote for this bill. 

Actual HF 1 Vote

The Senate will take action on the bill next, and Gov. Walz has signaled he will sign the bill into law. I will be sure to keep you updated on its progress, which we hope will become law soon. 



Restore the Vote

This Thursday, the House Public Safety Committee held the second hearing for the “Restore the Vote” legislation, HF 28, a bill I’m co-authoring.

Restoring the freedom to vote for Minnesotans is key to ensuring everyone in our community has a voice in our democracy. Minnesota has one of the nation’s highest rates of people on probation, and it is time to restore the freedom to vote for the 60,000 men and women living, working, and raising kids in our community.



Driver’s Licenses for All

Another piece of legislation I’m proud to co-author is the Driver’s Licenses for All Bill. The opportunity to obtain a driver’s license is something that should be available to all members of our community, regardless of immigration status. A driver’s license is often essential for economic security, and a necessity for all of our communities to be safe commuting and traveling on our roads. 

I am so grateful to all of the advocates and our community members who have fought for this critical legislation for almost two decades. We have a real opportunity to improve the lives of communities that have been ignored for far too often, far too long, and I look forward to doing everything I can to fight for them in the House.

You can read more about how this bill would help some of our neighbors here. If you have any questions about the bills we’re working on, please feel free to contact my office. You can contact me at or 651-296-4262, and my staff and I will be happy to help. 

I look forward to hearing from you!



Fue Lee

State Representative