Senator Kiffmeyer’s Legislative Update

Friends and Neighbors,

It has been another 30 days since Governor Walz extended his emergency powers and once again the legislature was called back into session this Friday.

Since we do not have the votes in the House to end his emergency powers, I am focused on at least using the time back in session to get some good work done for the people of Minnesota.

This time, I am authoring a bill to allow and guide remote online notarization. A lot of industries still require notarization and therefore still require face-to-face interaction.

The bill I am working on aims to provide safe and secure transactions for consumers and signatories during COVID-19. We have learned over the last few months that there are a lot of ways we can better streamline our daily processes and reduce bureaucratic interference, while prioritizing social distancing directives.

This legislation is supported by the Minnesota Land Title Association, the MN Realtors Association, MN Bankers Association, MN Mortgage Association, Housing First Minnesota, Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota, and the MN State Bar Association Real Property Section.

As always, I look forward to hearing from you. Interim is a great time to get in touch with me and share any of your ideas or concerns about how these commissions work or suggestions for solutions.  I take all of your emails and calls seriously and want to make sure I am doing the best I can to address our district’s needs. Please contact me at sen.mary.kiffmeyer@senate.mn or 651-296-5655. 

Mary Kiffmeyer

State Senator
District 30 

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