Legislators are steaming through work at the Capitol, but how much of it has come from Woodbury-area lawmakers? Hereâ€™s a quick run-down of how many bills area legislators have offered.
Sen. Ted Lillie, R-Lake Elmo, is the chief author of 10 bills. Those include the first piece of legislation Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law: a bill calling for lead poisoning prevention provisions.
Rep. Andrea Kieffer, R-Woodbury, is the chief author of seven bills, including Tylerâ€™s Law, which would integrate carbon monoxide awareness into driverâ€™s training. Lillie also has also signed on to a Senate version of the bill.
Rep. Kathy Lohmer, R-Lake Elmo, has drafted four of her own bills. That includes a bill to fund outreach for homeless veterans in Minnesota.
In case youâ€™re keeping track, the leading House legislation-drafter is Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston, who has drafted 60 bills.
On the Senate side, lawmaker Michael Jungbauer, R-East Bethel takes the cake. Heâ€™s drafted 47 bills.
Now for perspective. According to the latest Chief Clerkâ€™s Office information available â€“ through the 2007-08 legislation session â€“ the Legislature introduced 8,151 bills between both chambers. Of those, 373 were presented to then-Gov. Tim Pawlenty.