Minnesota House announces committee deadlines

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The Minnesota House of Representatives recently announced its committee deadlines for the 2019 legislative session.

  • First deadline — Friday, March 15: The first deadline is for committees to act favorably on bills in the house of origin.
  • Second deadline — Friday, March 29: The second deadline is for committees to act favorably on bills, or companions of bills, that met the first deadline in the other house.
  • Third deadline — Friday, April 12: The third deadline is for committees to act favorably on major appropriation and finance bills.
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Daily Education Bill Introductions — January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

See the Senate and House education bill introductions below for January 31, 2019.

Visit The MSBA Advocate for updates each day bills are introduced.

House Education Bill Introductions January 31st 2019

Senate Education Bill Introductions January 31st 2019

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Daily Education Bill Introductions — January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

See the Senate and House education bill introductions below for January 28, 2019.

Visit The MSBA Advocate for updates each day bills are introduced.

House Education Bill Introductions January 28th 2019

Senate Education Bill Introductions January 28th 2019

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House Education Finance Division to examine special education cross-subsidy on January 31

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The House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division is scheduled to discuss special education and the cross-subsidy during a hearing on Thursday, January 31, in St. Paul. See the complete education committee schedule below.

Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee
3 p.m. Monday, January 28 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
Agenda includes reading progress, reading resources and evidence-based reading instruction.

3 p.m. Wednesday, January 30 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
Agenda includes the following bills:

  • SF 15 — Military, skilled trades and manufacturing career options access by school districts requirement.
  • SF 293 — Construction and skilled trades career counseling commissioner of education collaboration requirement; safety of youth in skilled trades report requirement.
  • SF 295 — P-TECH schools establishment and appropriation.
  • SF 94 — Postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) nonpublic 10th-grade student enrollment authorization and appropriation.
  • SF 19 — Personal finance course for high school graduation requirement.

House Education Policy Committee
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations regarding innovative and effective ways Intermediate District 287, Prairie Island Indian Community, St. Louis Park Public Schools, and St. Cloud Area Public Schools are tackling the opportunity gap and seeing results.

2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 30 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes an introduction from Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker, standardized student testing recommendations from MDE’s Future Assessment Design Working Group, and HF 125 (Education programs; legislative grants awarded to organizations for education programs evidence-based grant standard established, and report required).


House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division
9:45 a.m. Wednesday, January 30| State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations from the Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker and Program Finance Division Director Tom Melcher.

9:45 a.m. Thursday, January 31 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations relating to special education and the cross-subsidy, and HF 207 (Monticello School District special education adjustment modified).


House Ways and Means Committee — Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
8 a.m. Tuesday, January 29 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda includes overview on Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

8 a.m. Thursday, January 31 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda includes overviews on Head Start & Early Head Start, Voluntary Prekindergarten & School Readiness Plus and scholarships from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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Daily Education Bill Introductions — January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

See the Senate and House education bill introductions below for January 24, 2019.

Visit The MSBA Advocate for updates each day bills are introduced.

House Education Bill Introductions January 24th 2019

Senate Education Bill Introductions January 24th 2019

For more information, please visit our website.

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Daily Education Bill Introductions — January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

See the Senate and House education bill introductions below for January 22, 2019.

Visit The MSBA Advocate for updates each day bills are introduced.

House Education Bill Introductions January 22nd 2019

Senate Education Bill Introductions January 22nd 2019

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Minnesota Department of Education to discuss federal education grants at Senate hearing

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The Minnesota Department of Education is slated to deliver a presentation concerning federal education grants in Minnesota during Wednesday’s Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee hearing.

See this week’s education committee schedule below and visit MSBA’s State Education Committees webpage for more information.

Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee
3 p.m. Wednesday, January 23 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
Agenda includes a presentation from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) regarding federal education grants in Minnesota.

9:30 a.m. Friday, January 25 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1200)
Agenda includes the P-TECH School Model — which is a new 6-year public school model focused on STEM fields and Career and Technical Education.

House Education Policy Committee
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 22 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda: This is a joint meeting with House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division and will include presentations on youth mental health from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Minnesota School Counselors Association, Education Minnesota and PrairieCare.

2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations regarding “What Students Bring to the Classroom” from Kent Pekel (President and Chief Executive Officer of the Search Institute) and Angela Jerabek (Executive Director of the BARR Center)

House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division
9:45 a.m. Wednesday, January 23 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations from House Research.

9:45 a.m. Thursday, January 24 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations from House Research.

House Ways and Means Committee — Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
8 a.m. Thursday, January 24 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda includes presentations on “The First 1,000 Days Matter” by Aaron Sojourner (University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Associate Professor and Labor Economist) and the 2018 Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book by Stephanie Hogenson (Children’s Defense Fund Outreach Director) and Jennifer Bertram (Children’s Defense Fund, KIDS COUNT Coordinator).

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