Rep Mortensen to re-introduce End Emergency Powers bill 1/11/21

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM REP. Erik Mortensen – DISTRICT 55-A
This past week I took the oath of office to represent the people of district 55A, but also to uphold and defend the constitution.

We cannot allow these unconstitutional lockdowns to continue any longer. We need to open our schools for our kids, we need to start allowing them to play sports again – mask free, we need restaurants and businesses to operate freely without the threat of Governor Walz or his henchman, Attorney General, Keith Ellison.

That is why I tried to force a vote in the House on DAY 1 to End Walz Emergency powers. To no surprise the Democrats refused to even vote on the resolution! They were too concerned with towing the party line to realize the damage they were allowing to be perpetrated. To obstruct my efforts, the Speaker of the House flat out ignored the rules of the House chamber.I have already submitted the Resolution AGAIN to be introduced on the floor this coming Monday.First Day of Session
Coming up Next Week

Next week will be a busy one. Not only am I introducing the Resolution to End Walz’ Emergency powers but I will be introducing a few bills.

The first will be to suspend pay for the Governor and the Legislature when executive orders force private businesses closed. If the Governor and the Legislature can take your paycheck away, there’s should be taken away too.

The second will be a piece of legislation to forbid the suspension of occupational or business licensing due to noncompliance with an executive order. Restaurant owners that have been brave enough to open their doors in defiance of Governor Walz shouldn’t have to fear losing their license for trying to keep a roof over their head and feed their families.

The third piece of legislation removes the absurd rules on Minnesota’s breweries as to who they can sell to and in what size bottle or can they can sell their product in. There won’t likely be another bill in the Minnesota House this entire year that promotes a free market more than this bill.  When a brewery has a product consumers want, they should be able to sell it to them.  Does it get more common sense than this?
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or my office. We are still attempting to provide regular contact remotely so if you have other needs, please email my Legislative Assistant, Grayson, at Grayson.mcnew@house.mn.Watch the Minnesota House on Public TVVideo: Streaming Website. Also you can watch committees and Floor Sessions on YouTube.

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