News and Updates
Disability-related Bill Deadline Updates
This legislative session has been historic for disability-related bills. Of the approximately 250 bills (and counting) introduced in 2023, 128 of them have met first or second deadline. In other years, we usually only see about 100 disability-related bills introduced and about half will meet deadlines. If a bill has met first deadline (March 10), it has been heard in committee in either the house or the senate. If a bill has met second deadline (March 24), it has been heard in committees in both the house and the senate. We’ve put together a table of these disability-related bill deadline updates.
We support and promote public policy goals that positively impact the lives of people with disabilities. MCD helps policymakers understand how their decisions affect the disability community and brings together members of the government and the public to comment on legislation.
Each legislative session, dozens of bills are introduced that impact the disability community. Some bills aim to help, while others could have negative consequences for Minnesotans with disabilities. We track disability-related bills that are introduced during the legislative session.
There are over half a million valid disability parking certificates and plates in Minnesota. We provide the “Do’s and Don’ts” of disability parking and information on disability parking laws and regulations.
MCD works with business owners to ensure people with disabilities have access to goods and services in their communities. Whether you are removing existing barriers or building new spaces, we offer technical assistance and resources to make your business accessible to everyone.