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Governor Dayton acts on bills
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Thursday, April 18, Governor Mark Dayton signed the following twenty-two bills into law:

· Chapter 172, SF 2394, modifying break requirements for implements of husbandry, like truck-tractors or pickup trucks pulling an implement. This bill passed with unanimous support.

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· Chapter 173, HF 2333, making changes to laws related to the theft of motor fuel. This bill passed with unanimous support.

· Chapter 174, HF 2187, clarifies the requirements related to vehicle title bonds and title issuance. This bill passed with unanimous support.

· Chapter 175, SF 1586, creating a felony crime for the neglect or abuse of vulnerable adults. The governor signed this bill in a public signing ceremony earlier today.

· Chapter 176, SF 2131, related to the design-build contracting program for local government projects.

· Chapter 177, SF 1621, related to the child care accrediting process.

· Chapter 178, SF 2184, establishing an alternative foreclosure method for timeshare properties. This bill passed with unanimous support.

· Chapter 179, SF 1815, establishing a right of first refusal for Minnesota utilities and electric transmission owners regarding transmission lines connecting to their own facilities. This bill passed with unanimous support.

· Chapter 180, SF 1553, creating a temporary guest license for dentists and other allied professionals who want to provide volunteer services in Minnesota. This bill passed with unanimous support.

· Chapter 181, SF 1626, allowing dentists who are not Medicaid providers to volunteer at a nonprofit clinic and the clinic can be reimbursed through Medicaid. This bill passed with unanimous support.

· Chapter 182, SF 1964, including window cleaning safety measures in the state building code.

· Chapter 183, SF 2114, a non-controversial bill repealing a law related to child support judgments, that was never implemented. This bill passed with unanimous support.

· Chapter 184, SF 1620, related to determining relocation assistance eligibility for individuals affected by eminent domain proceedings. This bill passed with unanimous support.

· Chapter 185, SF 1875, amending two laws dealing with property casualty insurance.

· Chapter 186, SF 1599, permitting any private employer to grant hiring preference to veterans and their spouses. This bill passed with unanimous support.

· Chapter 187, SF 2060, the Revisor’s bill, making miscellaneous corrections to laws, statutes and rules.

· Chapter 188, SF 1492, changes the date of Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day to be observed on the last Sunday in September. This bill passed with unanimous support.

· Chapter 189, SF 2360, makes a technical modification to health professional loan forgiveness program, ensuring eligibility for a number of applicants who would otherwise lose their financial aid. This bill passed with unanimous support.

· Chapter 192, SF 1689, related to veterans’ protections under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA).

· Chapter 193, HF 2128, a non-controversial technical Emergency Medical Services Board bill. This bill passed with unanimous support.

· Chapter 194, HF 1816, creating a narrow exception to the prohibition on the sale and possession of firearm silencers.

· Chapter 195, HF 2239, related to motor vehicle license titling and license plate requirements for antique vehicles. This bill passed with unanimous support.

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