May Legislative Update
As we approach the last week of this legislative session, lawmakers continue to work their way through bills. Here are some that Governor Dayton has already signed: HF 2658 This bill adopts recommendations from the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council and contains seven “Unsession” provisions. The bill passed unanimously in both chambers and was signed by Governor Dayton on 4/30/2014. SF 1689 This insurance bill authorizes certain benefits for Minnesota FAIR plan and Minnesota Joint Underwriting Association employees. The bill also provides conforming and technical changes. The bill passed the House 123-3 and the Senate 42-22. Governor Dayton signed the bill on 4/30/2014. SF 1246 This public safety bill requires a driver to stop and investigate possible personal injury or property damage following a collision. This bill passed the House 124–3 and the Senate 45-16. Signed by the Governor on 5/1/2014. HF 2853 This commerce bill regulates certain licensees. The bill modifies education requirements, enforcement provisions and other actions. The bill prohibits certain homeowners policy surcharges. The bill contains 22 Unsession provisions related to the federal conformity of insurance laws. The bill also enacts Unsession changes proposed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. This bill passed the House 102-23 and the Senate 56-0. Signed by Governor Dayton on 5/5/2014.