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Legislative Update: MN House Approves SRO Measure

Friday, March 8, 2024

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On Monday, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed comprehensive legislation to provide a uniform system across the state for districts that decide to have a School Resource Officer (SRO) program. It provides clarity law enforcement agencies and school districts sought last fall regarding the use-of-force standard.  

Significantly, the bill requires the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board to develop a model policy. The policy will have minimum standards for proper use of force, response tactics to minimize the use of prone restraints and other physical holds, the duty to render care, alternative procedures to de-escalate conflict, and considerations to build constructive police relationships with students, administrators, and educational staff. The bill requires the POST Board to develop this policy with impacted Minnesotans including law enforcement, education experts, local units of government, community advocates, and organizations representing youth.

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The Community

In Human Services Finance Committee this week, I presented legislation to help a Minnetonka nursing facility address renovation issues. The changes will help the nursing facility continue to be available for those in the community.

EMT Training/Paramedic Scholarships Available 

DFLers are working to address the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) statewide shortage. One initiative funds a one-time appropriation of $3 million to provide up to 600 scholarships of $5,000 each starting Fall 2024 to be awarded by June 30, 2026. If you or anyone you know might be interested in this opportunity to serve the public and give back to the community, you can find eligibility information here.

Celebrating Women

March is Women’s History Month. Join me in celebrating the contributions women have made to our history, society, and culture!


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Laurie Pryor

State Representative



Rep. Laurie Pryor
571 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

Phone: 651-296-3964
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Legislative Assistant: Isabel Anderson (651) 296-5999