It's a law: Lillie's bill is first to be signed by DaytonA rookie senator’s bill became the first that Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law.
By: Don Davis, Woodbury Bulletin
A rookie senator’s bill became the first that Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law.
Sen. Ted Lillie, R-Lake Elmo, pushed the bill with veteran Rep. Karen Clark, DFL-Minneapolis, to require contractors who receive certification in lead issues to post their names on the Labor and Industry Department’s Web site by Aug. 1. Existing law lacked that deadline.
The House and Senate unanimously passed the bill.
The only other bill to make it to Dayton’s desk in the first seven weeks of the legislative session was a Republican effort to trim the state budget; Dayton vetoed that.
Since the Legislature convened on Jan. 4, representatives have introduced 607 bills while senators authored 371.