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Legislative Update: New Laws Take Effect August 1

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
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On August 1, a new slate of laws will be enacted. New laws range from making it more difficult to sell stolen catalytic converters, to criminalizing creation of sex-related deep fake activity, to requiring firearms background checks. Also, several items related to the legalization of adult use cannabis take effect on August 1.


To read more from nonpartisan House Public Information and House Research about the new laws, click here and here.

Benedictine Award

I was honored to recently receive an award from Benedictine Living Community-Rochester. I am proud of the work we have done at the Capitol to support our seniors and those who care for them. We must ensure our most important jobs are our most valued.


In the Community

It has been a very busy month in the community. Among other things, we toured the Boys and Girls club, I participated in a homeless panel and community discussion with so many great organizations, celebrated legislative wins for the City of Rochester and took part in a discussion with Hospitality Minnesota. I am honored to do this work on your behalf.


Join me tomorrow from 5-7 p.m.


Stay Connected with the Legislature

During the legislative interim, please continue to reach out with any input, ideas, or feedback about the issues important to you. I value hearing from you, so call or email any time. You can find my information on my House website. You can also like my Facebook page, and follow me on Twitter.

It is an honor to represent you at the State Capitol.


Kim Hicks

State Representative


Representative Kim Hicks

413 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

Phone: 651-296-4378
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Legislative Assistant: Chelsea Ray, 651-296-3806