People who staff county license bureaus could get all their evenings back.
Rep. Nolan West (R-Blaine), who sponsors the bill with Sen. Jim Abeler (R-Anoka), said the bill would give county license bureaus the ability to set their own hours rather than have them prescribed by statute.
Passed, as amended to include House language, 69-51 Friday, the bill now returns to the Senate, which passed its version 41-24 May 8.
Current law states: “County license bureaus shall maintain hours to best serve the public. They shall be open to the public each week for at least three hours one evening after 5:00 p.m. or on Saturday.”
House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) spoke against the bill. “For some people who have difficult work schedules, the bill would make it difficult to access these important services.”
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