ST. PAUL, MN—The House of Representatives passed
the House Health and Human Services omnibus bill early Wednesday morning, which includes $52 million in funding to implement recommendations from the Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children. Assistant Majority Leader Representative Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, issued the following statement regarding the passage of the HHS bill:
"Tonight's bill follows through on our commitment to protecting Minnesota children, and improving the laws and processes to ensure no child falls through the cracks of our child protection system," Kresha said. "These reforms will truly make a difference in how we handle child protection cases. I'm proud of the work done by advocates and legislators on both sides on this critical issue."
Kresha is the House GOP representative on the Governor's Task Force on Child Protection, which includes a member from each of the four legislative caucuses, and chief author of House File 8
, another child protection reform law passed unanimously by the House and Senate and signed into law by Governor Dayton earlier this year.