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Governor Dayton acts on bills

April 18, 2012

Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed twenty-two bills into law:

  • Chapter 172, SF 2394, modifying break requirements for implements of husbandry, like truck-tractors or pickup trucks pulling an implement.  This bill passed with unanimous support.

  • Chapter 173, HF 2333, making changes to laws related to the theft of motor fuel.  This bill passed with unanimous support.

  • Chapter 174, HF 2187, clarifies the requirements related to vehicle title bonds and title issuance.  This bill passed with unanimous support.

  • Chapter 175, SF 1586, creating a felony crime for the neglect or abuse of vulnerable adults.  The governor signed this bill in a public signing ceremony earlier today.

  • Chapter 176, SF 2131, related to the design-build contracting program for local government projects.

  • Chapter 177, SF 1621, related to the child care accrediting process.

  • Chapter 178, SF 2184, establishing an alternative foreclosure method for timeshare properties.  This bill passed with unanimous support.

  • Chapter 179, SF 1815, establishing a right of first refusal for Minnesota utilities and electric transmission owners regarding transmission lines connecting to their own facilities.  This bill passed with unanimous support.

  • Chapter 180, SF 1553, creating a temporary guest license for dentists and other allied professionals who want to provide volunteer services in Minnesota.  This bill passed with unanimous support.

  • Chapter 181, SF 1626, allowing dentists who are not Medicaid providers to volunteer at a nonprofit clinic and the clinic can be reimbursed through Medicaid.  This bill passed with unanimous support.

  • Chapter 182, SF 1964, including window cleaning safety measures in the state building code.

  • Chapter 183, SF 2114, a non-controversial bill repealing a law related to child support judgments, that was never implemented.  This bill passed with unanimous support.

  • Chapter 184, SF 1620, related to determining relocation assistance eligibility for individuals affected by eminent domain proceedings.  This bill passed with unanimous support. 

  • Chapter 185, SF 1875, amending two laws dealing with property casualty insurance.

  • Chapter 186, SF 1599, permitting any private employer to grant hiring preference to veterans and their spouses.  This bill passed with unanimous support. 

  • Chapter 187, SF 2060, the Revisor’s bill, making miscellaneous corrections to laws, statutes and rules. 

  • Chapter 188, SF 1492, changes the date of Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day to be observed on the last Sunday in September.  This bill passed with unanimous support.

  • Chapter 189, SF 2360, makes a technical modification to health professional loan forgiveness program, ensuring eligibility for a number of applicants who would otherwise lose their financial aid.  This bill passed with unanimous support.

  • Chapter 192, SF 1689, related to veterans’ protections under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA).

  • Chapter 193, HF 2128, a non-controversial technical Emergency Medical Services Board bill.  This bill passed with unanimous support.

  • Chapter 194, HF 1816, creating a narrow exception to the prohibition on the sale and possession of firearm silencers.

  • Chapter 195, HF 2239, related to motor vehicle license titling and license plate requirements for antique vehicles.  This bill passed with unanimous support.