Data collected from Minnesota students’ school-issued devices would be more closely guarded under a bill heard Tuesday by a legislative data privacy panel.
Rep. Eric Lucero (R-Dayton) sponsors the legislation that would restrict how student data collected from software applications and computer devices can be used, accessed, sold, shared or retained.
Called the “Student Data Privacy Act,” HF1507 would complement existing student data rules in the Minnesota Data Practices Act and the federal Education Rights and Privacy Act.
The legislation represents an effort, Lucero said, to catch state law up with technological advances in the state’s schools. There have been “tremendous advances” in technology available to teachers and students since student data privacy provisions were first addressed in state law, he said. But those statutes have not necessarily kept up.
Returning a portion of Minnesota Investment Fund money to the General Fund would free the remainder from legal requirements.
Legislators arrived at the Capitol Tuesday with seven days to put together a two-year state budget.
The omnibus judiciary and public safety conference committee agreement calls for $2.25 billion in spending, an $85 million increase over projected base.
The House re-passed the $3.2 billion omnibus higher education finance bill 75-54 Monday, with supporters saying it would increase funding to institutions and curb tuition costs....
Health department would be required to educate communities that traditionally practice female genital mutilation and inform them about the potential health risks, and associated criminal penalties.
The House on Monday passed a bill 105-21 that would update certain labor laws by removing outdated language, adding new provisions to combative sports regulations and changing e...
House members, from Territorial House of 1849 to today Of 3,849 with listed birth countries, House members born outside of the United States Number born ...
News last fall that some ignition interlock devices were tracking the locations of program participants didn’t sit right with Rep. Peggy Scott (R-Andover). “There wasn’t eno...
Omnibus liquor bill provisions in limbo include expanding closing time to 4 a.m. in Hennepin and Ramsey counties the morning following the Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium.
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The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton to use mediation to resolve a funding dispute. In an opinion issued Friday, the court also ruled that Dayton’s use of the line-item veto to strip biennial funding for the Legislature was constitutional.
A Ramsey County judge on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of legislative funding violated the state’s constitution.
House and Senate leadership OK a resolution to seek outside legal representation in an effort to restore funding for the Legislature that Gov. Mark Dayton line-item vetoed earlier this week.
Day three of the 2017 special session saw lawmakers pass final omnibus bills to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, with weary House members wrapping up their work at 2:42 a.m. Friday following a week of long days — and nights — at the State Capitol.
Lawmakers on conference committees must sort through competing bills before finalizing a product to send to the governor.
The budget process explained — and why it matters
$45 billion plan is about a 10 percent increase over current biennium
Governor urges lawmakers to pass a big capital investment bill during budget-setting year; House Speaker has expressed doubt over bonding this session
It was a day of selfies, swearings-in and standing ovations as the House opened the 2017-18 biennial session Tuesday.