Initiative to Create a Statewide Plan to End HIV/AIDS Signed Into Law — May 20, 2017
Governor Mark Dayton signed legislation to create a Statewide Plan to End HIV/AIDS on Saturday, May 20, 2017. With this bold move, Minnesota joins a handful of other states leading the charge to tackle the epidemic in this comprehensive, compassionate, and measurable way. The bill was historic in its bipartisan support, passing both the Minnesota House and Senate chambers unanimously. The complete text of HF 2047 and its history can be found on the Minnesota State Legislature website.
This success would not have happened without the leadership of Representative Keith Franke, Senator Scott Dibble, Matt Toburen, Chuck Peterson, Nancy Hylden, and Amy Koch. Joining Clare Housing in this effort included partners Minnesota AIDS Project, The Aliveness Project, Hope House, and the Rainbow Health Initiative.
The next step is for a special task force to put their heads together and create a detailed plan for the State. The deadline for presenting the plan is February 2018. We look forward to keeping Clare Housing supporters up to date on developments.