We continue to track disability-related bills introduced in this legislative session. The following table contains bills MCD prioritized in our public policy agenda and other bills that we advocated for in the 2023 legislative session. Here we list their status for inclusion in the various omnibus bills.
Omnibus bills are a collection of smaller, similar-themed bills that are compiled by the committees and voted on at the end of session. The House and Senate come together in conference committees to combine their omnibus bills into a single bill. If a bill is included in both the senate and house versions of the omnibus bills, it has a strong chance of passing into law. If a bill is included in one of the omnibus bills but not the other, then it still has a chance of passing; however, it will need additional advocacy to be considered for the final combined omnibus. A bill excluded from both the house and senate version of the omnibus bills will not pass this legislative session.
In the table, the original bills appear in the second and third columns. The fourth and fifth columns contain links to the corresponding omnibus bills.
|MCD Policy Priority
|MCD Capacity Building Budget
|PCA Driving as an IADL
|Employment & Retention of Disabled Employees
|MN Inclusive Higher Education
|Disability Parking for Legal Blindness
|RDAC Capacity Building Budget
|Caregivers Stabilization Act
|TEFRA Eliminate Parental Fees
|Hearing Aid Affordability
|Disabled-Relative Restricted Driver’s License
|Metro-Mobility Expansion Pilot Program
|MCD Legacy Funding
|Task Force on Disability Services Accessibility
|Task Force on Ranked-Choice Voting
|Closed Captions in Public Places
|Subminimum Wage Elimination
|Website Accessibility for Small Counties and Towns
|Rare Disease Insurance Access
|Voting Accessibility Grants
|Disability Parking 24-hour grace period elimination