We publish bills every day they are introduced and hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under consideration that may impact school boards and school districts across the state. Whether it is a new mandate, or more/less funding for certain programs it is important for you to know how these bills may impact your district.
Following are the bills that were introduced during Minnesota’s 5th 2020 Special Session.
H. F. 14 / S.F. 8 A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; establishing a funding program for distance learning equipment; establishing a grant program for telemedicine equipment purchased to deal with COVID-19; requiring reports; appropriating money. (Eklund/ Westrom)
H. F. 16 A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing the use of the prior year’s pupil count for the 2020-2021 school year to reflect COVID-19 changes in enrollment; appropriating money. (Davnie)
H. F. 31 A bill for an act relating to education; modifying teacher licensing, hiring, and dismissal. (Erickson)
H. F. 32 A bill for an act relating to education; requiring a public school to provide transportation for nonpublic students on each day the nonpublic student has an on-site instructional day during the 2020-2021 school year. (Jurgens)
H. F. 33 A bill for an act relating to education; employment of short-call substitute teachers. (Erickson)
H. F. 34 A bill for an act relating to education; requiring individualized education programs for the 2020-2021 school year. (Erickson)
H. F. 35 A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing school boards to establish and operate a safe learning plan for the 2020-2021 school year; establishing a parent-based distance learning program for the 2020-2021 school year; modifying the school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year; extending school district fund transfer flexibility; defining distance learning; requiring a report. (Kresha)
H. F. 36 A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; modifying the K-12 education expense subtraction and credit; extending the credit to tuition; increasing the subtraction and credit amounts; increasing the income phaseout for the credit; adjusting the credit and subtraction amounts and credit phaseout thresholds for inflation. (Robbins)