New laws affecting Human trafficking , Uber and tuition take effect tomorrow

Youssef Rddad

Several new laws passed in the 2015 state Legislation are set to go into effect July 1.  

To offer tuition relief, the legislature increased funding for two year colleges, according to the Associated Press,  but in-state student students at the University of Minnesota will pay 1.5 percent more this year, while out of state students will see a 7 percent increase.  

Starting tomorrow, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will be adding more staff, MPR reports.  

After receiving $14 million from the state, the MBCA will be adding more agents and upgrading equipment to investigate child pornography and human trafficking, according to the Star Tribune.

“This funding is critical to maintaining those, either highly resource intensive support or specialty examination support through our laboratories,” assistant superintendent at the MBCA Drew Evans said to the Star Tribune.

And, after a contentious dialogue that at one point looked like it could spell the end for this type of service in Minnesota, drivers  for rideshare companies  like Lyft and Uber will be required to carry increased liability insurance when transporting passengers, MPR reports.