Democratic Representative Mohamud Noor of Minneapolis says of passing the package of police reform bills:

“This is a defining moment in our state. We’re here because a black man is dead in the hands of Minneapolis police. We’re faced with this challenge because for far too long, we’ve done nothing.”

Representative Noor says passing the package of bills sends a message…

“It’s time for us to act, now is the moment, now is the moment to tell those folks who have been asking us to act, now is the moment to tell Minnesotans, now is the moment to tell the world that we’re ready.”

Republican Representative Brian Johnson of Cambridge works in law enforcement. He voted against the police reform bill…

“What happened to George Floyd should never happen to anybody, but some of the things we do in this legislature thinking it’s the right thing, just makes the problem worse”

Representative Tim Miller of Prinsburg voted “no” on the package of bills. He says they try to do too much, too quickly…

“We’re not going to get hundreds of years of problems done in one session, maybe we should’ve started 50, 60, 70, 80 a hundred years ago, but we’re doing something now, let’s get some good work done and let’s continue it into the future.”