MN Legislative Recap for Northfield

The MN Legislative season came to an end 'on time' yesterday as a flurry of financing and budgeting was done to meet the deadline. The votes on those aren't on the MN Congressional website yet, but we can recap the voting record on the more important bills that passed through the MN Congress this year. If I missed any that you think are important, please add a comment letting me know...

Northfield's Representative is David Bly, 1st term.

Northfield's Senator is Tom Neuville, 5th term.

Repeal of Ticket Scalping Laws, SF372: This bill would repeal the laws regarding ticket scalping in the state of MN. Citizens are now allowed to re-sell their tickets for any price.

  • Bly voted Yes
  • Neuville voted Yes.

Predatory mortgage lending practices prohibited, HF1004: Too many clauses to list, but this prohibits things like 'liar loans' - no stated income loans and certain other kinds of mortgages and practices.

  • Bly voted Yes
  • Neuville voted Yes

State-wide Smoking Ban: Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007 adopted establishing public policy to protect employees and the public from hazards of secondhand smoke and prohibiting persons from smoking in specified areas.

  • Bly voted Yes
  • Neuville voted No

Electronic Bullying: Electronic and internet intimidation and bullying prohibition in schools. Schools are required to adopt policies forbidding 'bullying on the internet'.

  • Bly voted Yes
  • Neuville voted Yes

Sexual Assault Victims: Hospital emergency rooms emergency treatment and information to sexual assault victims requirements.

  • Bly voted Yes
  • Neuville voted Yes

Medical Marijuana: Medical use of marijuana

  • Neuville voted No
  • Bill stalled in house, no vote for Bly, no stated position.

Of the bills that passed and I recapped, the statewide smoking ban was the only one where Bly and Neuville differed.

That's all for now. Place a comment if I missed any or if you want to discuss.

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Thank you for your wrap-up, Adam! I look forward to more in the future!