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Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Here is an update from the Capitol.
HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS UPDATE:
Last Chance to Take My Survey
Your input is valuable, and I want to know your thoughts about top issues being debated at the Capitol this session. This is your last opportunity to take my survey, so if you haven't done so yet, follow the link below:
Be sure to include your personal comments on these or other issues that are important to you—they are especially helpful.
I will share the results with you soon!
Last week in the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee, they held an informational hearing on House File 231, my bipartisan Sunday liquor sales legislation. I am pleased this bill received a hearing because I believe our alcohol laws in Minnesota are antiquated and outdated. Consumers and small businesses deserve the economic freedom and convenience to do business on Sunday if they choose without unnecessary government interference.
During the hearing, we heard from liquor store owners, consumers and an economist about the impact Sunday liquor sales would have in Minnesota, helping our state remain economically competitive. While this hearing was only informational, it was important to hear from proponents and those with concerns on the issue, as the proposal may still advance this session.
Last week in the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee, a hearing was held on my MNvest bill, House File 328.
This bipartisan legislation allows people to invest online in small business startups through equity crowdfunding. Similar bills enacted in other states have allowed people to invest in businesses at the ground level, encouraging entrepreneurial success and innovation. Capital formation is one of the biggest challenges to startups and growing small businesses. Equity crowdfunding is a great new tool to help small businesses raise money and grow jobs in our state.
HF 328 is gaining support and momentum as it moves through the legislative process this session. It is included in the Jobs Omnibus Bill, and I hope it will be signed into law by Governor Dayton.
Please continue to send me your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-296-7449. I look forward to hearing from you!
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