Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed nine bills into law:
Chapter 234, House File 2173, a Department of Labor and Industry agency bill, related to consumer protection.
Chapter 235, Senate File 2392, the omnibus liquor bill, including a provision that will allow the University of Minnesota to serve alcohol at TCF Bank Stadium.
Chapter 236, House File 1750, the annual Department of Natural Resources lands bill, authorizing the sale of certain tax forfeited lands.
Chapter 237, House File 2731, providing a $500,000 grant to provide community energy technical assistance and outreach.
Chapter 238, Senate File 1922, making miscellaneous changes to the administrative rulemaking process.
Chapter 239, House File 2949, the education policy omnibus bill. This bill includes several noteworthy provisions, including a requirement that school districts pay teachers who are on military leave their full salary—under current law, districts reduce teacher pay to offset substitute teacher costs. The bill also includes an expansion of PSEO to include students in grade 10 to take career and technical courses at the University of Minnesota and MnSCU, among other provisions.
Chapter 240, House File 2508, updating the statutory controlled substance schedules so that they match the controlled substance schedules maintained by the Board of Pharmacy. The bill also modifies the definition of synthetic cannabinoids and enhances the penalties for selling such substances.
Chapter 241, House File 2447, authorizing administrative law judges to perform marriages.
Chapter 250, Senate File 2296, removing the requirement that a voter must date the back of a return envelope of an absentee ballot. The bill makes other minor changes to current election law.
Governor Dayton also vetoed Chapter 245, House File 1974, a bill related to collective bargaining. Please see attached veto message.