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Legislative Update - December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

I hope you will join Sen. Steve Cwodzinski, Rep.-elect Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn, and me for a Town Hall Meeting to preview the upcoming legislative session. We will gather Saturday, January 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Eden Prairie High School in the East Commons. This meeting is non-partisan, and everyone is welcome to attend.

WHAT: Legislative Town Hall Meeting

WHO: Rep. Laurie Pryor, Sen. Steve Cwodzinski, and Rep.-elect Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn

WHEN: Saturday, January 5 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Eden Prairie High School (17185 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346) in the East Commons

Energy Efficiency

I recently had the opportunity to visit with The Weidt Group, an energy consulting firm in Minnetonka. They specialize in helping businesses optimize their return on investment for energy efficiency. I appreciated the chance to talk with them about energy policy in Minnesota and possible legislation in this session.

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New Laws

On January 1st, several laws passed during the 2018 legislative session will take effect. One of these is a major expansion of our first responders' ability to get help after a post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis. Other laws touch on consumer protection, municipal waste collection, and notaries public. Here is the full list.

The next legislative session, which starts on January 8, is right around the corner. I'm looking forward to the important work ahead and the opportunity we have to deliver a brighter future for all Minnesotans. As we start this work, I hope you’ll stay in touch with me, as your input is invaluable. Please don’t hesitate to call or email anytime. It’s an honor to be your State Representative.

Until then, I wish you a happy holiday season with family and friends and a safe and joyous new year. Season’s Greetings!

Laurie Pryor

State Representative