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Governor Walz has issued several Executive Orders to deal with COVID-19.
Webinar - Legislative Update - Recorded April 10
Webinar - School Board Meetings and COVID-19
Week 10 - April 13, 2020
Legislature Back in Session 
**IDEA Action Alert**
Webinar Update
MSBA's Government Relations team released a webinar last Friday. The 18-minute update will bring you up-to-speed on state and federal legislative issues.
Click to watch.
Please ask Congress to provide additional funding, as well as flexibility, in meeting some of the requirements under IDEA.  
If your district is struggling to meet IDEA mandates, we urge you to take a moment to email congressional leadership and the Minnesota congressional delegation asking them to ensure the next COVID-19 relief package contains additional revenue and sensible, flexibility for IDEA. For your convenience, we have a template letter for you to use.  
We ask you to take a few moments today or tomorrow to   email the letter to your U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative and please copy us so we can help follow-up with members.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Monday, April 13 2:45 PM  
Ways and Means
Room: Remote hearing
Chair: Rep. Lyndon Carlson
Presentation by MMB Commissioner Myron Frans and State Economist Dr. Laura Kalambokidis
* Quarterly economic outlook
* Update on COVID-19 related federal funding

This remote hearing may be viewed via the following methods:
1) Live stream via House website
2) Facebook Live
3) YouTube

Monday, April 13 3:30 PM
Senate COVID-19 Response Working Group
Chair: Sen. Paul E. Gazelka
Live stream via Senate website
Facebook Live
     Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Powers
     Medical Assistance Eligibility
     SUDS Waiver
     Technical Forecast Corrections
     -court deadline suspension (tolling)
     -valid wills despite errors
     -medical examiner/coroner access to information
     -marriage license without physical appearance
     -child support cost of living delay/appeal
     -federal funds oversight
     -deputy registrar title processing
     -weight restrictions
     -electronic signature for county documents
     -open meeting law variances for military personnel and emergencies

Tuesday, April 14 Noon
House Floor Session

Tuesday, April 14 2:00 PM
Senate Floor Session

Wednesday, April 15 3:00 PM
Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
To be announced.
Live stream via the Senate website

Check the Combined Legislative Meeting Calendar for updates and additions.

Please watch Twitter for updates.   
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