After three years of inaction Senator John Marty’s (DFL-Roseville) legislation on catalytic converter theft prevention was signed into law Thursday by Governor Tim Walz. The legislation was a top priority of Senate DFLers and will crack down on an issue that is affecting tens of thousands of Minnesota families throughout the state.

In response, Sen. Mary released the following statement: 

“After years of inaction, we have finally taken an important step in protecting Minnesotans. This legislation will crack down on the black market that deals in stolen catalytic converters, and gives law enforcement tools they need to stop bad actors. I’m thankful for the work of my House colleague Rep. Ruth Richardson on this issue, and want to thank Governor Walz for signing this bill into law.”