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Governor's Commission on the Status of Women
Executive Order (Karl Rolvaag, 1963)
The commission shall make studies in the following fields: employment conditions, including legislation concerning equal pay, minimum wage, and maximum hours; civil and political rights; education, including counseling, training, and retraining; home and community services, including the need for consumer education and day care services. The commission shall submit its first report of its recommendations to the Governor by November 1, 1964.
The Governor's Commission on the Status of Women was created by a November 12, 1963 executive order.
In 1967, the state of Minnesota created the Department of Human Rights when the legislature broadened the scope of the State Commission Against Discrimination (SCAD). The department absorbed the duties of SCAD, the Governor's Human Rights Commission, the Minneapolis Mayor's Council on Human Relations, and the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women.
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