Senate Bill Introductions

SF 5 (Newman): This bill clarifies and strengthens voter identification requirements.
Status: Introduced 1/07/2021; referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections.

SF 51 (Rest): This bill would create the “Carbon Assessment and Dividend Act” to impose assessments on carbon-based fuels and carbon-based fuels that generate electricity.
Status: Introduced 1/11/2021; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 65 (Cwodzinski): This bill would set a 60 legislative day timeline for the Senate to reject the Governors appointment of commissioners.
Status: Introduced 1/14/2021; referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections.

SF 180 (Benson): This bill requires that open meetings offer a public comment period, including meetings conducted by electronic means. See companion bill HF 52.
Status: Introduced 1/19/2021; referred to Local Government Policy.

SF 186 (Champion): This is a bill to expand the authority of the Minnesota Pollution Control agency to consider cumulative emissions before issuing air quality permits.
Status: Introduced 1/19/2021; referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.


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