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The Minnesota House Subcommittee on Elections is meeting remotely at 9:45 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 8, 2020) for an informational hearing on a bill “authorizing the secretary of state to issue emergency orders related to the conduct of an election during certain peacetime emergencies; appropriating money from the Help America…

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…

A recording of the April 11 edition of the “Monday Morning Coffee with the Government Relations Team” conference call is now available via the audio player below. During this conference call, MSBA’s Grace Keliher and Kimberley Dunn Lewis discussed: a bill that would increase the funding formula by 1 percent, the results…

  Session Snapshot Week 5: April 4-8 A GLANCE AT THE WEEK General Education Formula Increase Sen. Hoffman introduces a bill for 1% added to General Education Formula Elections Action Alert – School Board Vacancy bill stalled in House The House Elections Omnibus bill passed and is on its way…

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 Minnesota House of Representatives is taking steps to repeal a complex and costly school board vacancy law passed last year. The new version of the bill (HF 3123) would revert the appointment process back to the way it was, except when a school board votes off a member of…

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