The Minnesota Council on Disability analyzes legislative initiatives to advise how proposed policies will impact the disability community. Our goal is to help all policymakers understand how their decisions affect Minnesotans with disabilities.
For more information on public policy and the disability community, please visit our partner Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.
2019 Legislative Activities
2019 Public Policy Agenda
The Minnesota Council on Disability supports policies that promote Access, Equity and Independence so Minnesotans with disabilities can live, work and play in their communities.
Follow the progress of MCD policy initiatives throughout the 2018 legislative session. Archives of updates from previous sessions are also available.
Connected and Automated Vehicles
Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) have the potential to greatly impact the lives of people with disabilities. They could foster more independence and more choice for people to live, work, and play in their communities. The Minnesota Council on Disability is working hard to establish CAV policy standards that will ensure people with disabilities have maximum access to this technology.
Accessible Transportation Network Companies
The Minnesota Council on Disability is working to provide equitable on-demand transportation services for Minnesotans with disabilities.
Accessible State Parks
The Minnesota Council on Disability, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the Minnesota Department of Administration are working to secure bonding funding to improve accessibility in state parks.