Gazelka chief authored two bills passed by Senate
Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Brainerd, chief authored two separate bills, one requiring longer residency before collecting welfare benefits and one ensuring the ability to be able to buy a hunting or fishing license in the event of a government shutdown, that passed in the Senate Tuesday.
Gazelka spoke on his bill to change the length of time a person needs to have established residency in Minnesota before they are eligible to begin collecting public assistance welfare from the state. The bill, SF 1835, would change the residency requirement to receive Minnesota Family Investment Program and General Assistance from 30 days to 60 days.
The second bill, SF 1911, dubbed the Freedom to Hunt and Fish Act of 2012 would make provisions for hunters and fisherman to be able to buy their licenses in the event of a government shutdown.