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Legislative Update- June 10, 2024

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
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Dear Neighbors,

I hope this finds you and yours doing well. I’d like to first start out this update by expressing my deepest sympathies to Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell, and the civilians who tragically lost their lives in the mass shooting last month. All of our first responders make sacrifices to keep us safe; their families deserve the assurance to get home at the end of each shift. My condolences go out to all those impacted in the recent tragedy in Minneapolis.

The legislative session ended on May 20th, marking historic progress for our first responders and strengthening services for victims of crime across the state. For six years, I’ve been fighting to close the access gaps and quicken ambulance response times; I’m glad to share we’ve advanced legislative efforts I carried to create a new office of Emergency Medical Services. This new office will allow us to dedicate more strategized efforts to get emergency medical care not only to high risk areas, but to build out a stronger system statewide. 


Huot EMS bill signing


For decades, members of our community have been advocating for common-sense gun violence prevention measures, and House DFLers got the job done by enacting criminal background checks, red flag laws, increasing penalties for straw purchasers, and banning devices that turn semi automatic guns into fully automatic weapons of war. Additionally, we supported the work of law enforcement through local public safety aid, delivered resources for crime victims, and supported the needs of the judicial branch so everyone has access to justice.

Rep. Huot speaking with paramedics

We’ve made significant strides forward in addressing the underfunding of our public schools, especially in the areas of special education and English language learning. Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan public schools will see a $52 million boost to get our kids the academic and social wellbeing resources they need to thrive. Kids who were falling through the cracks that just missed eligibility for free or reduced school meals are now able to learn on a full stomach, thanks to the investments we prioritized, so no child goes hungry.  

These just scratch the surface on what’s been a historic two years. As I continue to have conversations in our communities, it’s clear there’s more we can do to grow the middle class and build a brighter future for everyone. The legislative session may be over, but public service is a year round job I take very seriously. Please always feel free to reach out directly to me at or 651-296-4306 with questions, input, or ideas.

I appreciate hearing from you!