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New Laws Take Effect Today

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Rep. Klevorn


Dear Neighbors,

I hope this finds you well- and staying cool!

The new month means several new laws are to take effect. Beginning today, Minnesotans can access affordable insulin through the Minnesota Insulin Safety Net Program. The Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act is landmark legislation we approved this year to help ensure people with diabetes can access the insulin they need to live in an emergency situation, and to create a long-term path to access affordable insulin. As you may have read in today’s news, pharmaceutical companies are suing the state to prevent the new law from being enacted. Whatever the outcome, I will continue to work for Plymouth families every day to ensure they have access to the medication they need to live and thrive.

Learn more about the new program and see if you or someone you know could qualify at




Also taking effect is the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act. It will require drug manufactures to report the reasons for price increases and provide other detailed information about the cost of manufacturing, marketing, and distributing drugs. Additionally, the new law will require price transparency for existing drugs, any new drugs on the market, and newly acquired drugs. This is significant progress in our efforts to shine a light on high drug prices, and I will keep working on bipartisan solutions to lower prices of prescription medication our families, seniors, and veterans depend on. You can read more about these and other new laws here.

Plymouth Farmers Market Open

Plymouth's Farmers Market is in full swing! Stop by Parkers Lake Playfield for fresh produce and more each Wednesday from 2:30-6:30 p.m. through the end of September. While masks aren't required, please consider wearing one to help keep everyone safe and healthy. We all have our part to play to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining social distancing of up to six feet, wearing a mask, frequently washing our hands, and staying home and getting tested when sick.

Keep in Touch

I’m wishing you and yours a happy and safe Fourth of July. Please contact me anytime with questions, input, or ideas at

It’s an honor to represent you and our Plymouth families at the state legislature.


Ginny Klevorn

State Representative