On Tuesday, April 7, 2010, the Home Care of Our Deceased–Family Rights legislation passed the Minnesota House of Representatives by a 121 to 7 margin, a wonderful success! Several members of the Minnesota Threshold Network sat in the gallery to watch the proceedings. It was thrilling to see Representative Carolyn Laine present the bill and explain its purpose. The legislation passed with little discussion.
A big THANK YOU to Representative Laine who has been an eloquent champion of the cause and who has worked hard to gather support and mediate differences. Another big THANK YOU to Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the U of M, who wrote a resounding letter of support for the bill and brought some sound science to the table.
Finally, a big THANK YOU to all who called or emailed their representative. Our voices have been heard!
Now comes the last big hurdle–the Senate. Senator Sandy Pappas will be presenting the bill soon. If you haven’t contacted your senator, asking for a yes vote on House File 3151, please do. To find your senator, click here.
We’ll keep you posted.