elections bill

The Omnibus Elections Bill (SF 2381/HF 2688) is still awaiting action on the House Floor. Without action, this bill will go nowhere and school boards will still have to comply with having special election to fill a board vacancy. Without passage of the Elections Bill, school districts across the state…

School board members will be pleased to hear that the Minnesota Senate passed the Senate Omnibus Elections Bill (SF 2381) Tuesday on a 37-26 vote. The bill provides the ability for school boards to fill a board vacancy by appointing an individual to sit on the board until the next general…

Staying consistent with this “fast and furious” 2016 legislative session, the Senate Omnibus E-12 Education Finance Bill (SF 1935) was quickly approved Tuesday by the Senate Taxes Committee. The bill has no levy tax target and very minor tax implications. See a summary of the Senate Omnibus Education Finance Bill. Senate…

School board members are wonderful advocates! The House Elections Policy Omnibus Bill (HF 2688) passed out of the House Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee this morning and is on its way to the House floor. “This is a strong, noncontroversial, bipartisan bill,” said Chair Tim Sanders. MSBA thanks all of…

Call to Action! MSBA, along with other education associations, has been working this session on legislation to repeal a costly election law requiring a special election in the case of a school board vacancy. New language provides for school boards to appoint an individual. This provision is included in both…

The Omnibus Elections Bill (SF 455) was signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton on May 22. One of the more complicated provisions is the new requirements for filling a school board vacancy with more than one year left in the term. If you have a vacancy you will want to…

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