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Bills Introduced for the 2019 Legislative Session

Below are links to bills that were introduced the first week of the 2019 legislative session related to education. Overall, the Minnesota Senate introduced 91 bills on Thursday, Jan. 10. The Minnesota House of Representatives introduced 31 bills.

Senate Bills

S.F. No. 2: Senator Housley. Modifying day care initial licensure requirement; directing commissioner of human services to implement a child care provider communication process, develop a plain-language handbook, and develop a uniform family day care provider application; modifying child care tax credits.

S.F. No. 4: Senator Abeler. Clarifying counted income for eligibility determinations for public assistance and child care programs; creating surety bond requirements for child care program providers; modifying surety bond requirements for personal care assistance service providers and durable medical supply providers; modifying documentation requirements for child care program providers, personal care assistance providers, mental health providers, and home and community-based services providers; modifying commissioner of human services’ authority to exclude providers from programs administered by the commissioner; modifying provider enrollment requirements for medical assistance; establishing a visit verification system for home and community-based services.

S.F. No. 7: Senators Nelson; Wiger; Housley; Anderson, P., and Gazelka. Increasing revenue for the safe schools program.

S.F. No. 12: Senators Ruud; Nelson; Anderson, P.; Draheim, and Housley. Appropriating money for public school security audits.S.F. No. 14: Wiger, Wiklund. Requiring a nationally normed college entrance exam for high school graduation.

S.F. No. 15:  Senators Goggin, Lang, Eichorn, Pratt, and Nelson. Requiring school districts to provide certain access to career options in the military, skilled trades, and manufacturing.

S.F. No. 17: Requiring a government and citizenship course for graduation.

S.F. No. 19: Cwodzinski. Requiring personal finance for high school graduation.

S.F. No. 24: Senators Wiger, Cwodzinski, Kent, Clausen, and Little. Increasing the general education basic formula allowance; providing annual inflationary increases in the basic formula allowance for fiscal year 2022 and later.

S.F. No. 25: Senators Wiger, Cwodzinski, Kent, Clausen, and Little. Authorizing school districts to bond for certain security equipment; modifying the safe schools revenue program.

S.F. No. 26: Senators Wiger, Cwodzinski, Kent, Clausen, and Little. Increasing revenue for English learner programs.

S.F. No. 27:  Senators Wiger, Clausen, and Little. Expanding access to the innovation research zones pilot program.

S.F. No. 28: Senators Wiger, Cwodzinski, and Kent. Requiring school districts to pay the cost of a college entrance exam for all students in grade 11 or 12; appropriating money to reimburse districts for college entrance exam costs.

S.F. No. 29: Senators Wiger, Cwodzinski, Kent, and Clausen. Increasing equalization levels for school district local optional levies.

S.F. No. 30: Senators Wiger, Cwodzinski, Kent, and Clausen. A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing equalization levels for school district and referendum levies.

S.F. No. 31: Senators Wiger, Cwodzinski, Kent, and Clausen. A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing equalization levels for school district debt service levies.

S.F. No. 32: Senators Wiger, Cwodzinski, Kent, and Clausen. Authorizing school districts to use long-term facilities maintenance revenue programs for physical modifications enhancing school facility safety; modifying the calculation of long-term facilities maintenance revenue.

S.F. No. 33: Senators Wiger and Kent. Requiring assessment of school readiness for children entering kindergarten.

S.F. No. 37: Senators Wiger, Cwodzinski, Kent, and Clausen. Appropriating money for grants to full-service community schools.

S.F. No. 49: Senator Wiger. Providing for a digital student achievement backpack.

S.F. No. 50: Senator Wiger. Appropriating money for school safety grants; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

S.F. No. 55: Senators Wiger and Kent. Modifying the calculation of special education aid; appropriating money.

S.F. No. 81: Senators Wiger and Kent. Establishing a Minnesota Reads task force to review literacy programs for children and adults; requiring a report.

S.F. No. 89: Senator Nelson. Modifying school-linked mental health services grants.

 

House of Representative Bills

H.F. 1: Kotyza-Witthuhn, Pinto, Liebling, Davnie, Youakim, Olson, Bahner, Howard, Christensen, Lippert, Gomez, Schultz, Cantrell, Hornstein, Long, Persell, Halverson, Kunesh-Podein, Mariani, Freiberg, Sandell, Wazlawik, Noor, Hortman, Winkler, Pryor, Lee, Wolgamott, Huot, Lislegard, Sundin, Lesch, Ecklund and Lillie. Creating additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three; governing certain programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance.


H.F. 2: Edelson, Christensen, Davnie, Youakim, Mariani, Lillie, Mann, Schultz, Loeffler, Hornstein, Bahner, Cantrell, Howard, Long, Lippert, Gomez, Pinto, Persell, Liebling, Kunesh-Podein, Halverson, Becker-Finn, Freiberg, Sandell, Wazlawik, Noor, Hortman, Winkler, Pryor, Lee, Wolgamott, Huot, Lislegard, Sundin and Ecklund. Increasing funding for school-linked mental health services grants; providing funding for full-service community schools; extending funding for support our students grants; funding the homework starts with home program; increasing funding for the collaborative urban educator program.

H. F. 16: Urdahl, Sandstede, Ecklund, Erickson, Gruenhagen, Poppe, Backer, Layman, Daniels, Gunther, Davids, Fabian, Sundin, Torkelson, Haley and Grossell. Modifying the calculation of small schools revenue.

H. F. 19: Erickson. Modifying the world’s best workforce performance measures and reports.

H. F. 20: Erickson. Renumbering statutes for intermediate school districts.

H. F. 21: Erickson. Surveying teacher preparation programs.

 

H.F. 22, Erickson. Modifying student testing provisions.

H. F. 23, Erickson. Requiring school district ethics complaints procedures.

 

H. F. 26: Kunesh-Podein; Moran; Persell; Hausman; Fischer; Gomez; Elkins; Morrison; Carlson, A.; Howard; Vang; Xiong, T.; Her; Claflin and Sauke. Increasing funding for school-linked mental health services grants; providing funding for full-service community schools; extending funding for support our students grants; funding the homework starts with home program; increasing funding for the collaborative urban educator program.

H. F. 30: Moran; Hausman; Persell; Carlson, A.; Her; Morrison; Elkins; Kunesh-Podein; Vang; Claflin and Sauke. Creating additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three; governing certain programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance.