At the Capitol past

“Parents who want to influence these decisions need to have an understanding about how schools are funded, governed and how the legislative process works.”
—John Beckstrom, co-chair of Citizens United for Public Schools 831 (Forest Lake)



The Governor’s Legislative Tracker is the final destination for a bill. For avid students of the civics process—this graphic helps explain what happens to a bill presented to the Governor.

Bills signed into law this session:

  • HF2244 (School Trust Lands) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and director provided for school trust lands.
  • SF946 School district pilot project established to examine joint operations to provide innovative delivery of programs and activities and share resources.
  • SF1917 School district prone restraint usage extension and data collection and reporting requirements
  • HF2506 CPR training and staff development elimination
  • SF1073 Strongly encourages school districts to assist students to develop transition plans into postsecondary education or career; also strongly encourages school districts to have an adequate student-to-counselor ratio beginning in the 2015-16 school year.
  • HF2078 Nonpublic pupil textbook aid use expansion
  • HF1524 Substitute principals continuing education requirements clarification
  • HF2376 School food service fund equipment purchase approval process simplified
  • HF392 School bus crossing control arm requirement
  • HF300 Student school entrance comprehensive eye examinations parental recommendation requirement
  • HF1770 Teacher candidates required to pass basic skills exam
  • SF1213 Adult education performance tracking system modifications
  • HF1585 Interscholastic conference membership state high school league arrangement requirement exception authorization

Bills vetoed this session: