The following education-related bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature during the 16th week of the 2023 session.
MSBA hopes that school board members will monitor these bill introduction listings, as they provide updated information about the bills under consideration that may have implications for school boards and school districts across the state. It is critical for board members to understand how introduced bills may impact their own unique school districts.
House Files 3226-3275
Senate Files 3270-3294
House Education Finance and Policy Bill Introductions
|A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing funding for prekindergarten through grade 12 education; modifying provisions for general education, literacy and learning, special education, education innovation, and education excellence; making forecast adjustments; requiring reports; appropriating money.||Kresha|
Senate Education Finance and Policy Bill Introductions
|A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the general education basic formula allowance; increasing special education cross subsidy reduction aid; requiring reading instruction to be based on the science of reading; establishing a reading reset account in the special revenue fund; requiring student and staff safety measures to be included in each school district’s long-term facilities maintenance school facility plan; creating school security systems grants; requiring a report; appropriating money.||Duckworth|
|A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Independent School District No. 319, Nashwauk-Keewatin, and Independent School District No. 2906, Red Lake County Central; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.||Farnsworth|
|A bill for an act relating to taxation; tax-forfeited land sales; requiring payment to former owner of any remaining balance after sale of tax-forfeited property and payment of canceled taxes.||Dibble|
|A bill for an act relating to elections; changing the date of the state primary from August to March; changing the date of primary elections conducted by a political subdivision in certain circumstances; repealing laws governing political party precinct caucuses.||Koran|
|A bill for an act relating to the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library; moving responsibility for the library from the Department of Education to the Department of Employment and Economic Development.||Lieske|