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Legislative Recaps

This is a list of recaps of current and past legislative sessions. 


March 21, 2023 Legislative Update
April 8, 2023 - Record number of bills, including disability-related bills, this session

Action Alert: Closed Captioning in Public Places
March 31, 2023 - Please contact the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee

Bill Hearing Alert: SF2044 (Abeler) Today, March 13, 2023 at 12:30 PM
March 13, 2023 - Closed captioning in public places

Bill Hearing Alert: SF2105 (Boldon) Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 8:30 AM
March 1, 2023 - Coverage specification for hearing aids

Bill Hearing Alert: SF1024 (Maye Quade) Today, February 27, 2023 at 12:30 PM
February 27, 2023 - Charter school admission requirements

Bill Hearing Alert: HF909 (Daniels) Today, February 21, 2023 at 8:30 AM
February 21, 2023 - Closed captioning in public places

Two Bill Hearings for CDI in Classrooms on Wednesday, February 8, 2023
February 7, 2023 - SF295 (Gustafson) and HF170 (Becker-Finn)

2023 Legislative Agenda
February 3, 2023 - A robust list of priorities that cover education, employment, communication access, technology, healthcare, and advocacy.


2021-2022 Legislative Wrapup
September 29, 2022 - Summary of MNCDHH's legislative activity from 2021-2022. Includes updates on newborn screening, education bills, caption bills, and more!  

April 27, 2022 Legislative Update
May 4, 2022 - In this update, we share information about bill status in regards to committee hearings and omnibus bills.

Action Alert for SF1570
March 8, 2022 - Bill to update and clarify Minnesota statutes on hiring and keeping employees with disabilities. Please contact Senator Kiffmeyer and ask her to give SF1570 a hearing in the Senate State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee.

February 28, 2022 Legislative Update
March 7, 2022 - In this update, we cover the new eight congressional districts map as well as bills on interpreter licensure board, the recruitment & retention of state employees with disabilities, CDI in the classrooms, the Minnesota State Academies bonding requests and rental income, and Metro Deaf School enrollment preference.

2022 Legislative Agenda
February 11, 2022 - Telecoil education, DeafBlind intervener in classrooms, and inclusive requirements for Commission board appointments are top priorities for us this year.


2021-2022 Legislative Wrapup
September 29, 2022 - Summary of MNCDHH's legislative activity from 2021-2022. Includes updates on newborn screening, education bills, caption bills, and more!  

June 17, 2021 Legislative Update
June 30, 2021 - In this update, we cover the work of the conference committees, captioning for livestreams at the legislature, CMV testing in babies, and landlines. The special session ended today, June 30th, MNCDHH will send a new update to wrap up this year at the Capitol.

2021 Special Session Explainer
June 30, 2021 - Today (June 30) is the last day of the special session. MNCDHH is optimistic as signs are good. We will provide another update soon.

March 19, 2021 Legislative Update
March 25, 2021 - In this update, we cover the budgets released by the Governor, the Senate, and the House; explain the legislative deadlines; cover some of the recent board decisions; and share good news about a new captioning bill at the legislature, thanks to the LCC.

How to Report Captioning Issues to the Legislative Coordinating Commission (LCC)
March 15, 2021 - Since a law was passed in 2009, captions have been provided for live floor sessions and committee hearings at the Legislature. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges.

February 19, 2021 Legislative Update
March 1, 2021 - In this update, we explain where to find legislation information on MNCDHH's website, what the priorities are in the House and Senate, and share bill numbers.

January 29, 2021 Legislative Update
February 2, 2021 - In this update, we share that MNCDHH' position for a Government Relations Director has been posted and applications are being accepted (please share!) and we also share the decisions made by MNCDHH's board in regards to the bills being led by others.

2021 Legislative Agenda
January 20, 2021 - Protect existing funding and definition of DeafBlind interveners


2019 Legislative Wrap Up
September 3, 2020 - Led 7 bills (5 bills passed, 2 bills did not). MNCDHH is proud to share the results of the 2019 Legislative Session.

April Legislative Update
April 30, 2019 - The legislature reached its third deadline on April 12th. All of MNCDHH's bills and the bills led by others that MNCDHH is supporting have progressed on to the next level, except for one; the hearing aid insurance bill.

Minnesota Digital Accessibility Law Celebration
April 25, 2019 - Celebrating Ten Years of Disability Inclusion in One Minnesota!

Spring is Here! March in Photos
April 1, 2019 - Photos from legislative hearings, meetings with legislators, and Lobby Tuesday/Thursday in March.

Answering Questions about Interpreter Licensure Bill in Minnesota
March 4, 2019 - In this letter, MNCDHH explains how we make decisions on which bills to support, oppose, or neutral. An ASL version of the letter is included.

February Wrap Up! More Photos of Community Advocates
March 1, 2019 - Photos from Lobby Tuesday/Thursday, training interpreters and volunteers, and testifying in support of HF 486, the bill for fully-insured health plans to cover hearing aids for adults.

Many Community Advocates at the Capitol this Week (English)
February 15, 2019 - Reminders, announcements, and this week's photos

2019 Legislative Agenda (ASL/English)
February 13, 2019 - Together we advocate for communication equity.


2018 Legislative Wrap Up (ASL/English)
August 29, 2018 - Changes to the language in MNCDHH's statute, supporting the bills led by others, and additional news.

April Legislative and Policy Update (ASL/English)
April 24, 2018 - This update includes information on the language to update MNCDHH's statute, Thompson Hall presentations, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD), rulemaking for tiered licensure, elder abuse, school safety, accessibility for public buildings, and the Fairview Chemical Dependency Program.

2018 Legislative Agenda (ASL/English)
March 9, 2018 - The primary focus is to update MNCDHH's statute so that we can increase our efficiency and effectiveness.

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