As the Legislature scrambles to finish its work and adjourn by the end of the month, Gov. Mark Dayton signed 22 uncontroversial, nonpartisan bills into law Wednesday afternoon.
One new law will make it a felony crime to neglect or abuse vulnerable adults. Dayton and lawmakers celebrated the bill’s passage with a public signing ceremony Wednesday.
Less well-known bills include: A bill to improve safety for Minnesota's window-washers by requiring buildings to install safety anchors and other protective measures; a new loophole inthe state's ban on the sale and possession of firearm silencers, to allow dealers to sell to certain members of law enforcement and the military.
Also: a crackdown on theft of motor fuel. Among other things, those who drive off without paying at the pump could lose their driver's license for 30 days.
But wait, there's more! You can review the entire list of new bills here.