Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill into law on Friday that offers totally free college breakfast and lunch to all students in Minnesota (at participating schools) regardless of their potential to spend. Walz signed the bill at Webster Elementary in Minneapolis.

“This bill puts us a single step closer to generating Minnesota the greatest state for children to develop up, and I am grateful to all of the legislators and advocates for generating it take place,” Walz stated.

Right here are other critical moves at the Capitol:

  • Walz signed into law a bill (HF30) aimed at curbing catalytic converter thefts by generating it tougher for scrap yards to acquire stolen ones.
  • The Senate did not pass $1.five billion in public performs and infrastructure spending mainly because there weren’t adequate Republican votes. Issuing basic obligation bonds needs a legislative supermajority, and Republicans stated the bonds necessary to be paired with tax cuts.
  • Republicans attempted once again to bring the tax reduce on Social Safety added benefits bill (HF300/SF15) out of committee for a floor vote but had been unsuccessful. Notably, Rep. Dan Wolgamott, DFL-St. Cloud, voted yay. The bill has been heard in the taxes committee, which desires to also take into consideration other choices for probable inclusion in a bigger tax bill. The Senate voted to pull the bill from committee for a possible vote on the floor.
  • The Property passed $50 million in funding for emergency rental help and homelessness prevention (HF1440/SF1367). The complete Senate has not however voted on it.
  • The Study Act (HF629/SF1273), which would call for schools to use proof-primarily based literacy curriculum authorized by the Division of Education, passed the Senate Education Policy committee and was laid more than in the Property Education Finance committee.
  • A bill (HF19) requiring employers to give paid sick leave passed the Senate Human Solutions Committee (just realizing the Senate has a “Health and Human Solutions Committee” and a “Human Solutions Committee.”) It has currently passed the Property.
  • A bill (HF2290) banning no-knock warrants passed the Property public security committee. The bill is authored by Rep. Brion Curran, DFL-Vadnais Heights, who is a former police officer and Chisago County sheriff.
  • The Maintaining Nurses At The Bedside Act (HF1700/SF1561), which would give hospital nurses higher say more than staffing levels, passed the Property wellness committee and the Senate Labor Committee.
  • Legalizing sports betting (HF2000/SF1949) passed the Senate Wellness and Human Solutions Committee.
  • Cannabis legalization (HF100/SF73) sophisticated by means of its 13th committee — Transportation — on Wednesday. The bill goes back to the Property commerce committee subsequent. The bill also passed the Senate nearby government committee.
  • A suite of adjustments to renter-landlord law cleared the Property housing committee. The bill (HF917) incorporates a ban on rental help discrimination and a requirement that landlords give tenants 14 days notice prior to filing an eviction action.
  • A bill (HF23/SF207) with much more workplace protections for meat processing workers passed the Senate Labor Committee and the Property judiciary committee.
  • A bill (HF36/SF58) with much more workplace protections for warehouse workers passed the Senate Labor Committee.
  • New regulations on building contractors aimed at curbing wage theft (HF1859/SF1988) passed the Property and Senate judiciary committees.

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