Accomplishments

FOR A HEALTHY, THRIVING MINNESOTA

Minnesotans are proud of our unique state. Minnesota is a leader in health care, education, and environmental protections. We need to continue to lead so that Minnesota remains a great place to work and raise a family.

28 Bills chief authored by Kelly Morrison that are now law in Minnesota:

Mental Health

  • PSYPACT – Interstate compact allowing licensed psychologists to practice across state lines, expanding needed access to mental healthcare
  • Funding for children’s emergency residential mental healthcare
  • Expanding intensive in-home mental health treatment in foster care services

Education

  • Ban individual screens for our youngest learners (in pre-K and Kindergarten)
  • Digital well-being grants to empower students to be smart users of technology
  • Allow students to apply sunscreen without a note from a doctor
  • Funding for Minnesota Youth Council – supporting youth voices at the Capitol

HEALTHCARE

  • Drug Price Transparency to help drive down costs
  • Prior authorization reform to improve and speed access
  • Breast cancer screening coverage for high-risk individuals
  • Telehealth – allow access to care via telephone or video
  • Extending Medical Assistance from 60 days to 12 months postpartum
  • Respite care for people experiencing homelessness after hospitalization
  • Enhanced medical assistance coverage for children with asthma
  • Funding for youth tobacco product use prevention
  • Exempting providers of prenatal care from being mandatory reporters of women who use substances during pregnancy
  • Improved re-credentialing for providers using birth month renewal
  • Extending temporary licenses for doctors, physician assistants, and respiratory therapists practicing from out of state to ease workforce shortages
  • Transfer Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Prevention grants from DHS to MDH (streamline efficiencies)
  • Allows pharmacists to provide intramuscular (IM) and subcutaneous (SC) drug administration under a prescription drug order and participate in placement of drug monitoring devices

ENVIRONMENT

  • Funding for research, prevention, and treatment of aquatic invasive species
  • Lawns to legumes – nationally recognized program to help Minnesotans transform traditional lawns into pollinator-friendly habitats
  • Pollinator Research Account extended by 3 years and “Habitat” removed from the account’s name (so research on impacts doesn’t just apply to habitat)

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Funding to replace a dangerously aging bridge in Deephaven
  • Funding critical water infrastructure repair in Spring Park
  • Allowing Excelsior a local option sales tax to help fund restoration and repair of the Excelsior Commons
  • Minnetonka Community Education Center – allowing a funds transfer to expand its building to accommodate growing demand for early childhood and adult education
  • Funding a roundabout at the entrance to Minnetonka Middle School West to ease congestion and improve safety

Paid for by Kelly Morrison for Minnesota Senate
PO Box 684, Wayzata, MN 55391