COVID-19 State Action - Minnesota

State Action Details

H.F. 4587 Allocates an unspecified amount of money the Minnesota Initiative Foundation, and the Otto Bremer Trust, to provide grants to small businesses experiencing economic hardship because of Covid-19.

S.F. 4481Transfers a total of $30 million into Minnesota’s small business emergency loan account. Loans will be made through the Commissioner of Employment and Economic Development to any business that demonstrates it was directly,adversely affect by the state’s Covid-19 emergency measures.

It also creates a small business relief grant program, using federal funds received via the CARES Act, for use disbursing grants of up to $10,000 for small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees that demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

S.F. 4477 Creates a small business relief grant program, using federal funds received via the CARES Act, for use disbursing grants of up to $10,000 for small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees that demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

H.F. 4531 and S.F. 4451 transfer $30 million from the state general fund to the Small Business Emergency Loan Program.$10 million to the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, for loans up to $250,000. “Small Business” is defined any business with 250 or fewer full-time employees. Suspends five-week limitation for receipt of unemployment benefits for business owners. Adjusts unemployment insurance taxation computation for business owners. H.F. 4531 was signed into law on March 28.

S.F. 4334 and H.F. 3980transfers $50m from the Minnesota general fund into a designated fund to cover costs incurred by public health workers and small businesses associated with the public health crisis. S.F. 4334 was signed into law on March17.

S.F. 4200 allows the commissioner of human services to waive licensing requirements for certain health and human services professionals

COVID-19 Minnesota

Bills

MN S.F.4557:Low-risk business operation during peacetime emergency waiver process Referred to Senate committee on May 4, 2020 | Referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and...

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MN H.F.4587:COVID-19; small businesses affected by pandemic grant funding provided, and moneyappropriated.Referred to House committee on April 28, 2020 | Introduction and first reading, referred to Jobs and...

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MN S.F.4477:COVID-19 small business relief grants appropriationsReferred to Senate committee on April 16, 2020 | Referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and...

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MN S.F.4481:Small business loan transfers modification; emergency small business grants and loansappropriationReferred to Senate committee on April 23, 2020 | Author added Tomassoni

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MN H.F.4531:COVID-19 response fund established, prescription refill and property tax appeals timelines modified, unemployment insurance provided, and money appropriated. Signed by the Governor on March 28, 2020

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MN S.F.4334:Public health response contingency account money transfer authorization; health care response fund and provider grant loan program establishment; telemedicine services coverage Passed House on March 26, 2020 | Returned from House

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MN S.F.4451:COVID-19 response efforts First Reading on March 26, 2020 | See HF453

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MN H.F.3980:Health care response account and provider grant and loan program created, and money transferred to the health care response account and the public health response contingency account. Reported Favorably by Committee on March 16, 2020

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MN S.F.4200:COVID-19 temporary emergency authority for the commissioner of human services Reported Favorably by Committee on March 16, 2020

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Executive Action

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