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The Minnesota Legislature adjourned 2015 session on June 13, 2015. MNCDHH has provided a recap of our successes and experiences during this recent session and earlier years.

MNCDHH staff and commission members are currently deciding on our 2016 legislative agenda. As soon as our agenda has been finalized, we will share it on this page. 

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Legislative recaps

2015 End of Summer Update
August 21, 2015 — Updates on Communication Support Funding for Workers and Youth, Pre-K at the Metro Deaf School, Age-Related Hearing Loss, Improving Student’s Education through the Collaborative Plan

2015 Special Session Update and Legislative Session Wrap Up
June 01, 2015 — Updates on communication access supports, state academies funding, pre-K at Metro Deaf School, hearing loops and acoustical standards, central accomodation fund, DHHS funding, text-to-911, closed captioning.

2014 Legislative Session Wrap Up in ASL
June 30, 2014 - ASL vlogs now included for this information!

2014 Legislative Session Wrap Up
June 06, 2014 - Thanks to all who advocated this year for the bills set by the community and commission members. Your participation made a difference. We have one last request of you- to say thanks and to celebrate our success at the Saints game. Please join us in saying thank to our 2014 chief authors who fought long and hard on our behalf to help us get our bills passed.

2013 Legislative Session Wrap Up
May 23, 2013 - Thanks to all who advocated this year for the bills set by the community and commission members. So many participated and made a difference. Let’s make sure we have a successful 2014 session by thanking our 2013 chief authors who were our amazing champions. Two of our bills did not complete this year, but we will have them passed next year.

Wrap up for June 30 2011 Possible July 1st Shutdown and Some Good News
June 30, 2011 - The Minnesota state government will shut down on Friday, July 1st, if the Governor and the Legislature do not agree on a balanced state budget for the next two years. Only “core” services will be available that are important for issues like health and safety. This means that MCDHH and many other state offices, such as the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) Division, will be closed. Some services will not be available to the deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing community. There is also some good news! See inside for more.