- Mandated Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE)
- School Safety Technical Assistance Center (SSTAC)
- Great Start for All Minnesota Children Act
- Conversion Therapy Ban
- ERA Constitutional Amendment
➤ Mandated Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE), HF1414
MN House Bill HF1414 was passed by the house majority that mandated Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) in every MN School District. Although it was defeated in the Senate, CSE proponents have promised to keep the pressure on to force this mandate on all preK-12 public and charter school students in the State of Minnesota. Siecus and Planned Parenthood plan to mandate CSE in every state in the nation. Governor Walz’ deadline for the end of session forced an agreement to include only those provisions that everyone had already agreed to.
The process was confusing to everyone involved, and all agreements were made by the Speaker, the Senate Majority Leader, and the Governor. In the end, the conference committees didn’t vote on the final omnibus bills. Democrats said they bring policy back in 2020 that wasn’t addressed this session. That includes CSE.
➤ School Safety Technical Assistance Center (SSTAC)
The effort to delete the June 30th SSTAC sunset provision failed. The Walz administration said it will re-establish the SSTAC in 2020. Part of a result of the Bullying Bill, the SSTAC is the infrastructure for development and training. In the meantime, the Minnesota Department of Education will continue with the program of the SSTAC without the formal structure.
The Toolkit to Ensure Safe and Supportive Schools for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students was passed in 2017 by the SSTAC, this unelected, governor appointed Minnesota Department of Education committee despite strong opposition from parents and the public. It’s not just about bathrooms and locker rooms. It’s about indoctrination into a dangerous gender ideology. The pronoun mandate is the most dangerous part of
The Toolkit Agenda.
➤ Great Start for All Minnesota Children Act, HF1, et al
This MN bill creates the framework for the state to make home visits from before birth to age three.
- MN Baby Ed: Home Visits & Birth to Three Webinar Articles
- Alert! MN Home Visits: An Opportunity To Herd Our Children
- Minnesota’s Next Frontier: Birth To 3 Education “Great Start For All”
- MN Pushes Baby-Readiness For The Workforce As Means For Infant Education
➤ Conversion Therapy Ban – Prohibit Counseling for Minors, HF12
This bill would have prohibited minors who are questioning their sexual identity from receiving counseling that would help them live consistently with their biological sex. In 2019 HF12 was passed by the DFL majority as part of an omnibus Health & Human Services Bill. The Republican controlled Senate refused to include the language in the final bill, however. HF12 is supported by Governor Walz.
➤ ERA Constitutional Amendment, HF13
The Equal Rights Amendment, to substitute gender for sex, did not receive a hearing in the Senate Judiciary committee, thanks to Committee Chair Senator Warren Limmer.