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Legislative Update: April 29, 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022

Dear Neighbors,

The 2022 legislative session will be over in one month, as the Minnesota Constitution requires. And over the next two weeks the House of Representatives will pass our House Position Omnibus bills in the below areas: 

Agriculture, Housing, Broadband


Transportation, State Government, Veterans, Pensions 


and more.

As Chair of the Commerce Committee, I'm proud to say we have brought forth a bill that invests $6.82 million in measures to protect Minnesotans in the issue areas of social media, education, catalytic converter theft, health insurance, and much more. The House will vote on this legislation next Wednesday.

New Energy Assistance Program 

The Minnesota Commerce Department has started a new Energy Assistance Program and encourages households that are struggling with energy bills to apply, with up to $2,000 available to eligible households. In addition, as part of the Federal relief funding, there is help for households to pay past-due water bills.

Households can apply for help with both energy and water bills through the Energy Assistance application. For more information and to find your local service provider, go to the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program webpage. You can also call 1-800-657-3710 for more information.

Energy Assistance flyers are available in EnglishEspañol/SpanishHmoob/Hmong, and Soomaali/Somali.

Water Assistance flyers are also available in EnglishEspañol/SpanishHmoob/Hmong, and Soomaali/Somali.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Survey ends May 3

Minnesota is working to become the leading state for plug-in electric vehicle (EV) use in the Midwest. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is working on a plan to invest federal funds in electric vehicle charging stations and is seeking your input. Please take this 5-minute survey to share your ideas about where to install electric vehicle chargers in our state.

Keep in Touch

Please continue to reach out anytime if you need assistance or have questions at or 651-296-5513.

It’s an honor to represent our Coon Rapids and Champlin families in St. Paul.


Rep. Zack Stephenson
Minnesota House of Representatives | District 36A