Your guide to upcoming education-related legislative reports

If 2013 was the “Year of the Task Forces,” 2014 was the “Year of Legislative Reports.” There are 14 reports required by law to be presented to the 2015 Legislature.

Why are these reports relevant to us? Many times these reports include recommendations that often turn into bills. This is why we track and anticipate the presentation of these reports to the Legislature.

Please scroll down to view the complete list of legislative reports due in 2015 and 2016.

  • January 15, 2015 — Report by Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) commissioner on K-12 students experience with physical education.
  • January 15, 2015 — Report by Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) Commissioner to committee chairs and ranking minority with jurisdiction over state government finance on ongoing costs incurred by Public Employees Insurance Program (PEIP) in compliance with Health Insurance Transparency Act (HITA).
  • January 15, 2015 — P-20 partnership to make recommendations to the governor and Legislature
    on realigning the governance and administrative structures of early education, K-12, and postsecondary systems in Minnesota.
  • January 15, 2015 — In consultation with the Commissioner of Education, the Department of Natural Resources shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the Senate and House of Representatives committees with jurisdiction over the natural resources and education policy and finance on the intended use of
    $1 million in funds to meet the state’s fiduciary duty to School Trust Fund.
  • February 1, 2015 — Annual status report by Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner on progress of the online system to reduce special education paperwork.
  • February 1, 2015 — College Possible must report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and jurisdictions over Higher Education and E-12 Education committees on expansion of College Possible in Minnesota.
  • February 1, 2015 — Report by Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner on the use of restrictive procedures.
  • February 1, 2015 — Task force will make recommendations on the alignment and financing of the teacher evaluation system and Q Comp.
  • February 1, 2015 — Report by Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner of Career and Technical Programs (CTE) program inventory.
  • February 1, 2015 — Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner consult with stakeholders on library services delivery and report to education policy and finance committees on increased access to library services statewide.
  • February 15, 2015 — Multi-Tiered System Taskforce, including Minnesota Department of Education and stakeholders, must develop recommendation and report to education policy and finance committees on improving the academic performance of underachieving students through a multi-tiered system of early intervention and instructional support.
  • January 15, 2016 — Report by Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner on Early Learning scholarships program.
  • February 1, 2016 — Report by Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner on innovative pilot projects. The final report is to be submitted on February 1, 2019 with recommendation to whether to continue or not to expand the project.
  • March 1, 2016 — The Commissioner of Revenue must provide a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees of the House of Representatives and senate with jurisdiction over taxes and education which contains the number of taxpayers claiming tax credit and average tax credit claimed for education expenses for child who did not qualify for a learning disability.

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