Update from Rep John Kriesel

Representative John Kriesel (R) District 57A

Representative John Kriesel (R) District 57A

By Rep. John Kriesel (57A)
2/24/2012

Neighbors,

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Courts released a new congressional and legislative map. Redistricting happens once every ten years due to population changes in the state, and the new maps go into effect next January. I am looking forward to continuing to represent the residents of Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, St. Paul Park, Newport, and Grey Cloud Island during the 2012 session; it is an honor to be able to represent you in St. Paul. If you would like more information on the new maps or redistricting, please click here.

Yesterday I presented HF1744 to the House Committee on Public Safety. This bill authorizes the sale and use of consumer fireworks and reduces regulations imposed on the sale of sparkling devices and novelties. HF1744 passed the committee and was featured last night on a few local news stations. Click here to watch a story aired last night on Fox 9 about the fireworks bill.

Yesterday Governor Dayton signed one of our Reform 2.0 initiatives, HF 1770 into law. The bill passed both the House and Senate with huge bipartisan support and is a very positive reform measure for our schools. HF 1770 requires teacher candidates to take and pass a basic skills exam before receiving their teaching license in Minnesota. The new measure gives parents and guardians peace of mind, knowing the teachers in our local schools are qualified to be there.

Next Monday, I will be presenting two bills in the House Committee on Veteran Services:
HF2366 Special veterans’ plates service branch designs added.
HF2100 Veterans and spouses of a disabled or deceased veteran hiring and promotion preference by private employer permitted.

Enjoy your weekend,
John Kriesel

Representative John Kriesel
Dist. 57A
Vice-Chair: Veterans Services Division Committee, Capital Investment Committee, Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee
451 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
651-296-4342

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