Member of Health and Human Services Finance Committee
Representative Diane Anderson worked collectively on improving legislation relating to Health and Human Services. Diane chaired a legislative work group to develop reforms for chemical dependency and mental health services. Diane focused much of her attention on issues surrounding people dealing with mental illness, homelessness, and those who are chemically dependent. Representative Anderson spent a lot of her time touring hospitals, non-profit organizations, and the Minnesota Sex Offender Program facility in St. Peter.
Member of Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee
Representative Anderson continued the fight by working hard to reform measures that help our state chartered banks compete with federal banks. Diane authored bipartisan legislation,SF1735, that provided clarity in current statute for our state chartered banks. Representative Anderson also authored a bill, HF 2638, that streamlines the electronics insurance process and requirements. Both bills were signed successfully into law by Governor Dayton.
Member of Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee
Representative Diane Anderson has worked as a citizen advocate for family law issues for over 20 years. Diane worked hard on HF292 which would require divorcing parents to develop a parenting plan. She understands that having both parents in a child’s life is best for the family.
Diane also had a bill, HF1135, to modify existing law regarding parent education classes in the event of a divorce. The bill enforces the requirement for parents to complete the classes and provided for on-line classes.
In addition, Representative Anderson worked to maintain the integrity of our judicial election system and to make some changes to judicial elections.