Updated: 03/14/2014 9:54 AM
Created: 03/14/2014 8:18 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson
Here are some highlights of what’s happening at the Minnesota State Capitol on Friday, March 14:
Another House committee will continue the debate over regulating drone use by the government and law enforcement. Those pushing the measures say Minnesota's laws haven't kept up with technology. They argue it is too easy for police to use cellphones and drones to track whereabouts and that stricter privacy controls are needed.
A bill increasing the availability of Narcan to first responders will go before a Senate committee. Narcan is a brand name of the drug called Naloxone, which is known as the "Heroin Overdose Antidote" because it reverses the effects of opiates. During a heroin overdose, opioids block too many receptors in the brain, which makes the person stop breathing. When the Naloxone goes in, it takes the place of the opioids so the person can breathe normally.
Also, special education teachers in Minnesota would spend more time teaching and less time doing paperwork under a new proposal. A bill would create an online system to help streamline the paperwork process for special education teachers, who often have to spend more time on it than other teachers. The House has a hearing on Thursday to talk about it.