This week, Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-19 assistance package, providing federal aid for businesses and families to help manage the economic fallout from the pandemic. At the time this update was sent, however, there is still uncertainty about the final version of the aid bill, and this is exactly why the legislature passed – and Governor Walz signed – a COVID-19 Economic Assistance Package to help businesses and workers survive this economic crisis.
Session begins January 5
COVID-19 required us to hold our committees and floor sessions remotely beginning in March. When our legislative session convenes Tuesday, January 5, we will continue to operate remotely under public health and safety protocols. I look forward to sharing our legislative work with you.
Follow the business of the legislature on the Minnesota House of Representatives website here.
New laws take effect
Two significant new laws will take effect on January 1. One law will modify how sexual assault kits are tested and stored. It aims to ensure the kits are stored properly and extends the time that untested kits are retained, giving survivors more time to change their mind about having the evidence analyzed. The other will improve continuity of care via shortened timelines for prior authorization and access to information about health care plans. You can read more about these laws here.
Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a healthy 2021!
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Thank you for the privilege of serving District 60A in the legislature.