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Governor Mark Dayton Signs Seven More Unsession Bills

May 09, 2014

Governor Dayton signs more Unsession bills, 523 Unsession provisions have now become law
 
ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed seven Unsession bills into law. These seven bills included 335 Unsession provisions the Governor recommended to the Legislature in early March. Altogether, 523 Unsession provisions have now become law.

  • Chapter 206, HF 2566: This Unsession bill authorizes the Saint Paul Port Authority to conduct meetings by telephone or other electronic means. The bill contains one Unsession provision. It passed the House 111-14 and the Senate 56-0.
  • Chapter 212, HF 3017: This public safety bill amends and repeals outdated and redundant statutes. The bill also requires a report on the collection of data on victims of domestic abuse. This bill contains 39 Unsession provisions and passed unanimously in both chambers.
  • Chapter 217, SF 2449: This Unsession bill authorizes the purchase of a dam, and public and private sales and exchanges of certain state lands. The bill also merges two state parks, modifies boundaries for state forests and recreation areas, and modifies the disposition of certain land and revenue. The bill contains 5 Unsession provisions and passed unanimously in both chambers.
  • Chapter 218, HF 2755: This corrections bill amends and repeals outdated and redundant statutes. The bill contains 18 Unsession provisions, and passed unanimously in both chambers.
  • Chapter 222, HF 2854: This Unsession bill removes and modifies obsolete, unnecessary and redundant laws and rules administered by the Department of Commerce and the Public Utilities Commission. The bill eliminates obsolete laws like carrying fruit in an illegally sized container, regulating insurance policies sold in vending machines, and regulations specific to the telegraph. The bill contains 184 Unsession provisions and passed unanimously in both chambers.
  • Chapter 225, SF 663: This bill requires commercial recycling to be available at many businesses in the seven-county metro area. The bill passed the House 76-53 and the Senate 37-25.
  • Chapter 227, HF 3084: This transportation bill eliminates and modernizes antiquated, unnecessary, redundant and obsolete provisions. This bill contains 87 Unsession provisions. It passed the House 116-13 and the Senate 55-0.

About the Unsession
Governor Dayton’s Unsession reform proposals include over 1,000 ways to make state government work better for the people of Minnesota. From reforms that will improve state government services, to the elimination of unnecessary and outdated statutes, to simplifying the language of our state laws, the Governor’s Unsession proposals have one overarching goal: creating a Better Government for a Better Minnesota. More information about the Governor’s Unsession proposals is available online at http://mn.gov/governor/unsession.