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State Policy Priorities
Emeritus Priority Status
Status and Demographic Content
Open Enrollment Flexibility: Minnesota Discovered Existing Legislation
State residents include:
1,596 active-duty service members
742 active-duty spouses
1,546 active-duty children
21,105 National Guard and reserve members
9,462 National Guard and reserve spouses
15,397 National Guard and reserve children
Data source: DMDC, Dec. 31, 2022.
Great Lakes Regional Liaison
Great Lakes Region
IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
Mr. Preston became Great Lakes region liaison in 2022. Prior to joining the DSLO, he worked at the Michigan State Capitol. Mr. Preston is a U.S. Marine combat veteran and graduate from Michigan State University College of Law.
State-Specific Progress on State Policy Priorities and Sub-Priorities
See the latest status on legislation and policies being advanced in this state on state policy priorities important to military families. Find quick access to this state’s regional liaison, along with demographic data for the military community in this state.
State Policy Priorities 2023
Military Spouse Occupational Licensure Access
1/14 Sub-priorities passed
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact
Audiology/Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact
Cosmetology Licensure Compact
Dental and Dental Hygienist Compact
Emergency Medical Services Licensure Compact
Interstate Massage Therapy Compact
Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact
Licensed Professional Counseling Compact
Nurse Licensure Compact
Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact
Physical Therapy Licensure Compact
Physician Associates Compact
Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact
Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Final Legislation
Act to adopt the PSYPACT.
For more information,
view the full legislative or policy details
Social Work Licensure Compact
Purple Star Schools Program
Open Enrollment Flexibility
Open Enrollment Flexibility Final Legislation
MN has a program called Statewide Open Enrollment Options. This allows students to enroll in a non-resident district. Nearly all requests for open enrollment in the state are granted.
Child Abuse Identification and Reporting
Concurrent Juvenile Jurisdiction
Licensure Exemptions for Military Family Child Care Providers
Defining Armed Forces
Defining Armed Forces Final Legislation
State law defers to the federal definition.
Military and Family Life Counselor Licensure Waiver
No priorities are currently in this status.
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