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. Here you will find a list of disability-related bills introduced during the legislative session.
Note: This list is simply meant to inform the public on disability-related legislation and does not imply support or opposition to the bills. To learn more about the legislative priorities that the Minnesota Council on Disability (MCD) does support, please view our Public Policy Agenda.
Our bill tracking page is updated weekly. To view the most recent bill introductions, visit the following pages:
You can now view which bills have met first or second deadline.
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. 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 one hundred disability-related bills introduced and about half will meet deadlines.
If a bill does not meet first and second deadline, it likely will not pass the 2023 legislative session; however, the deadline may be waived for some high-priority bills.
For the full status of a bill, follow the linked bill number to its Revisor page.
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Note: This list is not meant to be comprehensive and additional topics will be added as bills are introduced.
An omnibus bill covers a broad range of related topics or issues and combines multiple provisions into a single piece of legislation. They can cover a variety of topics related to government funding and policy changes. Chief authors are not relevant in the same way as they are with other bills.
Council on Disability Priorities
SF 0655 & HF 0687 – Chief Authors: Senator Omar Fateh & Representative Ginny Klevorn
Inclusive Higher Education Technical Assistance Center and inclusive higher education grant established, reports required, and money appropriated.
SF 1046 & HF 0480 – Chief Authors: Senator Omar Fateh & Representative Steve Elkins
Minnesota Council on Disability funding provided to provide outreach, training, assistance, and auditing related to local government website accessibility; report required; and money appropriated.
SF 1261 & HF 383 – Chief Authors: Senator Erin Maye Quade & Representative Liz Reyer
Advisory Task Force on State Employment and Retention of Employees with Disabilities recommendations adopted, and report required. Connect 700 Reform.
SF 1272 & HF 1384 – Chief Authors: Senator Erin Maye Quade & Representative Kim Hicks
Notice of the medical assistance program for employed person with disabilities requirement; medical assistance eligibility requirements for employed persons with disabilities modification.
SF 1253 & HF 1451 – Chief Authors: Senator Zach Duckworth & Representative Jeff Witte
Disabled veterans market value exclusion modification by increasing exclusion amount for totally and permanently disabled veterans.
SF 1509 & HF 1353 – Chief Authors: Senator Nicole Mitchell & Representative Mary Francis Clardy
Veterans’ spouses and current military service members’ spouses permission to receive eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy through the veterans resilience project.
SF 2873 & HF 3050 – Chief Authors: Senator Susan Pha & Representative Ethan Cha
Special Guerilla Units Veterans and Families of the United States of America appropriation for health and well-being programming.
SF 0309 & HF 0628 – Chief Authors: Senator John Hoffman & Representative Jerry Newton
Century College advanced digital technology center for orthotics and prosthetics funding provided, and money appropriated.
SF 0008 & HF 0340 – Chief Authors: Senator Mary Kunesh & Representative Cheryl Youakim
Special Education Funding – A bill that seeks to fully fund special education and other education programs through cross-subsidy aid.
SF 0028 & HF 0018 – Chief Authors: Senator Bonnie Westlin & Representative Dan Wolgamott
School Districts special education services funding – A bill that seeks to fully fund school district’s special education programs.
SF 0069 & HF 0058 – Chief Authors: Senator Alice Mann & Representative Ruth Richardson
Dismissal of students in kindergarten through grade 3 prohibited. Students with disabilities are disproportionately more likely to be dismissed from school than non-disabled students.
SF 0183 & HF 0271 – Chief Authors: Senator Erin Maye Quade & Representative Heather Edelson
Education; nonexclusionary discipline provided. Students with disabilities are more likely to experience exclusionary discipline.
SF 0366 & HF 0368 – Chief Authors: Senator Liz Boldon & Representative Jessica Hanson
Malicious and sadistic conduct involving race, gender, religion, sexual harassment, sexual orientation and sexual exploitation prohibition.
SF 0387 & HF 0415 – Chief Authors: Senator Grant Hauschild & Representative Dave Lislegard
Northern Lights Academy Special Education Cooperative service area education learning center and Northland Learning Center Level IV setting regional special education program in northeastern Minnesota funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
SF 0423 & HF 0336 – Chief Authors: Senator Jennifer McEwen & Representative Alicia Kozlowski
Duluth; Independent School District No. 709 special education revenue adjusted, base adjustment created, supplemental special education aid authorized, and money appropriated.
SF 0665 & HF 0795 – Chief Authors: Senator Mary Kunesh & Representative Cheryl Youakim
Extended time revenue expansion to all students placed at residential treatment facilities providing mental health or juvenile justice services.
SF 0681 & HF 0142 – Chief Authors: Senator John Hoffman & Representative Mike Freiberg
Reasonable accommodations required for parents of children with disabilities when interacting with teachers and school administration.
SF 1655 & HF 0781 – Chief Authors: Senator Jason Rarick & Representative Jon Koznick
Average daily membership minimum hours for a disabled kindergarten pupil aligned to those of other kindergarten pupils.
SF 1717 & HF 1807 – Chief Authors: Senator Mary Kunesh & Representative Hodan Hassan
Comprehensive services provision to a school identifies as in need of comprehensive support under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
SF 3162 & HF 3100 – Chief Authors: Senator Nick Frentz & Representative Kaohly Vang Her
Teachers Retirement Association; unreduced retirement at age 60 or older with at least 30 years of service provided, onetime 2.5 percent post-retirement adjustment provided, employee and employer contributions increased, amortization date extended, assumption for investment rate of return reduced, pension adjustment revenue increased for school districts.
HF 3272 – Chief Authors: Representative Ron Kresha
Prekindergarten through grade 12 education funding provided; general education, literacy and learning, special education, education innovation, and education excellence provisions modified.
SF 3274 – Chief Authors: Senator Zach Duckworth
Reading instruction based on the science of reading requirement; reading reset account establishment; student and staff safety measures inclusion in each school districts long-term facilities maintenance school facility plan; school security grants creation.
SF 0317 & HF 1184 – Chief Authors: Senator Jim Abeler & Representative Mary Frances Clardy
Statewide parent-to-parent programs appropriation for families of children and youth with special health care needs.
SF 0660 & HF 0691 – Chief Authors: Senator Jim Abeler & Representative Duane Quam
Medical assistance, long-term services and supports, and other public assistance program applications report to the legislature required.
SF 0903 & HF 0585 – Chief Authors: Senator John Hoffman & Representative Ginny Klevorn
Care evaluation established as a covered medical assistance home care service, medical assistance homemaker rates modified, and report required.
SF 1771 & HF 1843 – Chief Authors: Senator John Marty & Representative Liz Reyer
Universal health care system benefits and costs analysis to assist the legislature in comparing it to the current public and private health care financing system authorization.
HF 1782 – Chief Authors: Representative Jessica Hanson
Health plan companies required to establish appeal process for providers to access if provider’s contract is terminated for cause, and health plan company prohibited from terminating provider’s contract without cause.
SF 1826 & HF 1706 – Chief Authors: Senator Kelly Morrison & Representative Heather Edelson
Telehealth requirements modification; medical assistance reimbursements for transport services authorization.
SF 2067 & HF 1752 – Chief Authors: Senator Melissa Wiklund & Representative Tina Liebling
Commissioner of human services directed to establish a prescription drug purchasing program, program authority and eligibility requirements specified.
SF 2096 & HF 2355 – Chief Authors: Senator Scott Dibble & Representative Leigh Finke
Medications for the prevention or treatment of HIV exemption from medical assistance and MinnesotaCare co-payments.
SF 2266 & HF 2430 – Chief Authors: Senator John Hoffman & Representative Liz Reyer
Pharmacist dispensing of prescriptions using an audible container or braille container label for patients who are visually impaired or blind requirement.
SF 2477 & HF 2438 – Chief Authors: Senator Robert Farnsworth & Representative Dave Lislegard
Commissioner of health requirement to correct an estimated property rate adjustment for a nursing facility project.
SF 2579 & HF 2799 – Chief Authors: Senator Jason Rarick & Representative Marion O’Neill
Right for patient or resident to choose to have support person present while receiving care or services established.
SF 3153 & HF 2990 – Chief Authors: Senator Matt Klein & Representative Zack Stephenson
Transitional cost-sharing reduction, premium subsidy, small employer public opinion, and transitional health care credit establishment; MinnesotaCare eligibility expansion.
Housing & Independent Living
SF 0037 & HF 0173– Chief Authors: Senator Mary Kunesh & Representative Kaohly Vang Her
Disability Protection under Law. Constitutional amendment providing for equality under the law which includes disability.
SF 0780 & HF 0733 – Chief Authors: Senator John Hoffman & Representative Heather Edelson
Payment rates for customized living services provided under disability waivers modified, payment rates for home-delivered meals under disability waivers modified.
SF 0810 & HF 0895 – Chief Authors: Senator Torrey Westrom & Representative Paul Anderson
Big Stone County; intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities rate increase provided.
SF 0925 & HF 0240 – Chief Authors: Senator Liz Boldon & Representative Liz Reyer
Medical assistance reimbursement provided for parents and spouses providing services under consumer-directed community supports and community first services and supports.
SF 0993 & HF 0813 – Chief Authors: Senator Liz Boldon & Representative Kim Hicks
Home and community-based workforce incentive fund grants established, awareness-building campaign for recruitment of direct care professionals established.
SF 1044 & HF 0786 – Chief Authors: Senator Omar Fateh & Representative Mohamud Noor
Payment rates increased for customized living services provided under brain injury waiver and community access for disability inclusion waiver.
SF 1391 & HF 1466 – Chief Authors: Senator John Hoffman & Representative Joe McDonald
Grant appropriation to maintain and promote self-advocacy services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
SF 1593 & HF 1626 – Chief Authors: Senator John Hoffman & Representative Hodan Hassan
Permanent increases in reimbursement rates for qualified early intensive development and behavioral intervention providers establishment and appropriation.
SF 2085 & HF 2199 – Chief Authors: Senator Robert Kupec & Representative Michael Howard
Minnesota Independence College and Community (MICC) funding provided for workforce development services for adults with autism and learning differences.
SF 2248 & HF 2106 – Chief Authors: Senator John Hoffman & Representative Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn
Employment qualifications modification for child care centers and amending child care center staffing rules.
SF 2265 & HF 2286 – Chief Authors: Senator Melissa Wiklund & Representative Mohamud Noor
Commissioner of human services public health emergency transition procedures establishment; continuous medical assistance eligibility for children establishment; state-funded cost-sharing reduction program establishment.
SF 2356 & HF 2330 – Chief Authors: Senator Melissa Wiklund & Representative Nathan Coulter
Child care safety and correction orders, human services licensing qualifications, infant safety, and foster care and child care training provisions modifications.
SF 2415 & HF 2174 – Chief Authors: Senator John Hoffman & Representative Joe Schomacker
Investigative authority in response to reports of maltreatment of vulnerable adults in federally certified facilities specification.
SF 2499 & HF 2628 – Chief Authors: Senator Jim Abeler & Representative Luke Frederick
Fees provision and dismissal for certified birth records, identification cards and driver’s licenses for persons treated for substance use disorder who are eligible for medical assistance.
SF 2514 & HF 2516 – Chief Authors: Senator Erin Maye Quade & Representative Kim Hicks
Personal care assistance services and community first services and supports component values and payment rates modification.
SF 2519 & HF 2542 – Chief Authors: Senator John Hoffman & Representative Jerry Newton
Obesity study in individuals with intellectual disabilities requirement; health and wellness pilot program for adults with intellectual disabilities establishment.
SF 2664 & HF 0693 – Chief Authors: Senator John Marty & Representative Peter Fischer
Commissioner of human services required to contract for administration of medical assistance and MinnesotaCare programs, report required, and money appropriated.
SF 2818 & HF 1403 – Chief Authors: Senator Melissa Wiklund & Representative Peter Fischer
Aging, disability, behavioral health, substance use disorder, housing, economic assistance, children and family services, health care, licensing, Department of Human Services Office of Inspector General, and conversion therapy laws modified and established.
SF 2890 & HF 2910 – Chief Authors: Senator Melissa Wiklund & Representative Dave Pinto
Various child care, health, human services, and housing governing provisions modified; forecast adjustments made; technical and conforming changes made; funds allocated; grants established.
SF 2934 & HF 2847 – Chief Authors: Senator John Hoffman & Representative Mohamud Noor
Care provider workforce, aging and disability services, and behavioral health provisions modifications; Department of Behavioral Health establishment.
SF 2966 & HF 2900 – Chief Authors: Senator Melissa Wiklund & Representative Tina Liebling
Child care, child safety and permanency, child support, economic assistance, deep poverty, housing and homelessness, behavioral health, medical education and research cost account, MinnesotaCare, Tribal Elder Office, background studies, and licensing governing provisions modified; and money appropriated.
SF 2968 & HF 2850 – Chief Authors: Senator John Hoffman & Representative Heather Edelson
Reimbursement rates modification for transitional supports under the home and community-based services waivers.
SF 0173 & HF 0527 – Chief Authors: Senator Matt Klein & Representative Mary Frances Clardy
Commissioner of health required to develop education and awareness initiatives addressing health care professional burnout and mental health issues, and money appropriated.
SF 0646 & HF 0506 – Chief Authors: Senator Eric Pratt & Representative Jon Koznick
Equine therapy to first responders suffering from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
SF 1154 & HF 1007 – Chief Authors: Senator Bill Weber & Representative Joe Schomacker
Commissioner of human services appropriation for grants for operating subsidies for rural mental health crisis facilities developed under a bonding program.
SF 1779 & HF 1697 – Chief Authors: Senator Zaynab Mohamed & Representative Samantha Sencer-Mura
Grant program funding provided to employment support services to persons with mental illness, task force established to address barriers to employment.
SF 2213 & HF 2275 – Chief Authors: Senator Liz Boldon & Representative Liz Reyer
Cultural and Ethnic Minority Infrastructure Grant Program establishment; Mental Health Certified Peer Specialist Grant program establishment; Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness program establishment; Housing with Support for Adults with Serious Mental Illness program establishment.
SF 2385 & HF 2451 – Chief Authors: Senator Liz Boldon & Representative Kristin Bahner
Greater Twin Cities United Way appropriation for a grant program to provide trauma-sensitive care in preschool settings authorization.
SF 2588 & HF 1566 – Chief Authors: Senator Melissa Wiklund & Representative Jessica Hanson
Requirements established for commissioner of health to administer lifeline centers to respond to 988 contacts, 988 prepaid wireless fee and 988 telecommunications fee authorized.
SF 0937 & HF 2720 – Chief Authors: Senator Eric Lucero & Representative Peggy Bennett
Employers requiring or incentivizing public safety of medical information prohibition; civil and criminal penalties imposition.
SF 1087 & HF 1415 – Chief Authors: Senator Steve Cwodzinski & Representative Brion Curran
Curriculum to assist licensed therapists to gain skills to provide services to first responders development appropriation.
SF 1294 & HF 2939 – Chief Authors: Senator Jeff Howe & Representative Dan Wolgamott
State requirement to fully fund costs related to the continuation of health insurance coverage for certain disabled or diseased peace officers or firefighters.
SF 1557 & HF 0380 – Chief Authors: Senator Rich Draheim & Representative Paul Novotny
Silver Alert system created to aid in locating missing persons who are senior citizens with cognitive impairments, and penalties provided.
SF 2381 & HF 1068 – Chief Authors: Senator John Hoffman & Representative Jessica Hanson
Provisions classifying and regulating the use and sharing of mental health data when responding to a mental health emergency modified.
State and Local Government
HF 0778 – Chief Authors: Representative Steve Elkins
Postretirement adjustment (COLA) increased to three percent for members receiving disability benefit, and individual income tax subtraction established for duty disability benefits.
SF 1022 & HF 0979 – Chief Authors: Senator Kelly Morrison & Representative Ginny Klevorn
Legislative task force establishment to review and prioritize resources to support an aging demographic in the state.
SF 1938 & HF 2222 – Chief Authors: Senator Nick Frentz & Representative Dan Wolgamott
Teacher Retirement Association and St. Paul Teacher Retirement Fund Association; unreduced retirement provided at age 62 or with 35 years of service, deferred annuities augmentation restored for teachers, additional service credit provided for school employees, postretirement adjustments modified to tie increases to inflation, employer contributions increased, pension adjustment revenue increased for school districts.
SF 2371 & HF 2713 – Chief Authors: Senator Nick Frentz & Representative Michael Nelson
Postretirement adjustments for PERA members receiving a basic member annuity from the general public employees retirement fund increase and providing funding.
SF 2485 & HF 2371 – Chief Authors: Senator Heather Gustafson & Representative Robert Bierman
Commercial health plan coverage requirement of certain treatment at psychiatric residential treatment facilities.
SF 2941 & HF 2779 – Chief Authors: Senator Judy Seeberger & Representative Shane Hudella
Integrative Health Care Unit for Incarcerated People in Dakota County construction bond issue and appropriation.
HF 3286 – Chief Authors: Representative Michael Nelson
State Auditor’s volunteer firefighter working group recommendations; volunteer firefighters relief association provisions amended, and conforming changes made.
SF 0111 & HF 1438 – Chief Authors: Senator Torrey Westrom & Representative Steve Elkins
Creates a new restricted disabled relative driver’s license that allows anyone 15 and older to drive their relative with a disability. The restricted disabled relative license must be issued solely for the purpose of authorizing the person to whom the restricted license is issued to assist the person’s relative with transportation necessary for daily living, including but not limited to driving to and from work, appointments, shopping, or errands.
SF 0914 & HF 0998 – Chief Authors: Senator Scott Dibble & Representative Frank Hornstein
Minneapolis; Capital improvement funding provided to bring public right-of-way facilities in compliance with ADA requirements.