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Rep. Pryor: House passes First Responder Legislation

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

SAINT PAUL, MN – Today, legislators met in remote session to pass important legislation to protect first responders. Representative Laurie Pryor (DFL - Minnetonka) released the following statement:

Thank you to our first responders and health care workers who show up for us every day. Today we stood up for them and passed important workers’ compensation legislation. I appreciate all they do by putting their lives on the line to help us.”

The legislation goes into effect for employees who contract COVID-19? on or after the day following final enactment. 

The legislation is the result of an agreement reached by legislative leaders in both the Minnesota House and Senate, as well as Governor Walz. 

A copy of the legislation can be found here, and a video recording of the House floor session can be found on the House Public Information YouTube page. The legislation is expected to be passed by the Minnesota Senate and signed by Governor Walz.