Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Legislative News and Views - Rep. John Huot (DFL)

Back to profile

Legislative Update- April 15, 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Rep. Huot

Dear Neighbors,

I hope this finds you well.

My thoughts are with the family and loved ones of Daunte Wright and all Minnesotans who are grieving his tragic death.

Last summer, in wake of George Floyd’s death, the Legislature passed several bipartisan public safety accountability and reform measures, with law enforcement at the table. The measures include a tougher standard for when police can use deadly force, a ban on “warrior training” and choke holds, a duty to intercede, and expanded Autism training. As a member of the House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Committee, I’m committed to continuing this work in partnership with Rosemount and Apple Valley PD. Balancing the state budget and ensuring safe communities for all are my top priorities as we wind down the 2021 session.

Vaccine Update

Last week, we received encouraging news that Minnesota has administered over 3 million COVID-19 vaccines. It’s a race between the virus variants and getting as many shots into arms as possible to beat this pandemic. Although the state is following federal guidance to take a pause on Johnson and Johnson administrations, we are in good shape for getting back to normal, hopefully by this summer. Anyone who currently has an appointment to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should watch for a notification from their provider about canceling, postponing, or rescheduling the appointment. If your appointment is cancelled, you can look for other vaccination appointments through the Vaccine Locator map, local pharmacies or your health care provider.

Vaccine Image

Let’s stay vigilant by practicing public health guidelines to help keep each other safe and healthy. We can mask up, wash our hands frequently and thoroughly, maintain a distance, and stay home when we don’t feel well. No-barrier COVID testing is still available. Every individual action we take now will help our collective efforts to close this challenging and painful chapter of our global history.

Congrats Rosemount Girls Irish Basketball

My heartfelt congratulations to the Rosemount Girls Basketball team on a well fought championship game last week and overall, a wonderful season. In an especially difficult year for our student athletes, I’m proud of the resiliency, grit, and perseverance the Irish have shown. Way to go, Girls Irish Basketball!


Save the Date- Virtual Coffee with John on May 1

I hope you’ll save the date to join me and our neighbors for a virtual Coffee with John on Saturday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. We’ll gather on Zoom. Stay tuned for more details!

Keep in Touch

Please continue to reach out anytime with input, questions, or to let me know how I can be of assistance.

It’s an honor to serve our Rosemount, Apple Valley, and Coates neighbors at the State Capitol.