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Governor Mark Dayton Signs Five More Unsession Bills

May 21, 2014

Governor Mark Dayton Signs Five More Unsession Bills
Governor Dayton signs more Unsession bills, 1175 Unsession provisions have now become law

ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed five more Unsession bills into law. These five bills included Unsession provisions the Governor recommended to the Legislature in early March. Altogether, 1175 Unsession provisions have now become law.

  • Chapter 286, HF 1863: This Unsession bill modifies laws governing certain executive branch advisory groups. This bill contains 28 Unsession provisions and passed the House 103-26 and the Senate 57-1. 
  • Chapter 287, HF 2214: This transportation bill clarifies contract and project requirements. The bill also modifies U-turn rules; requirements for covered farm vehicles and reporting requirements. This bill contains 11 Unsession provisions and passed the House 111-19 and the Senate 55-6. 
  • Chapter 289, HF 2733: This natural resources bill modifies all-terrain vehicle and off-highway motorcycle provisions; the landfill cleanup program; provisions related to environmental impact statements, Water Law, forestry and invasive species provisions. The bill prohibits tampering with off-road recreational vehicle odometers. This bill contains 12 Unsession provisions and passed the House 106-24 and the Senate 56-2. 
  • Chapter 290, HF 2852: This natural resources bill updates and eliminates obsolete language. The bill modifies game and fish laws; the use of vehicles for hunting; provisions for taking wild animals; requirements of raffles with a wild game or fish taking event; provisions for wildlife management areas, trespassing, license provisions and fees; and disability-related angling and hunting licenses and special permit provisions. This bill contains 17 Unsession provisions and passed the House 129-1 and the Senate 62-0. 
  • Chapter 291, HF 2402: This bill updates health and human services policy provisions. The bill modifies provisions for children and family services, health services, chemical and mental health services, health-related occupations, the Department of Health, public health, continuing care, public assistance programs, and health care. The bill establishes grounds for disciplinary action for health professionals and regulates the sale and use of e-cigarettes. This bill contains 1 Unsession provision and passed the House 93-35 and the Senate 52-13.
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