Senator Erin Maye Quade

Senator Erin Maye Quade represents Senate District 56 which includes Apple Valley, Eagan, and Rosemount. She is vice chair of the Education Policy Committee, and serves on the Education Finance Committee, Human Services Committee, and the State and Local Government and Veterans Committee. Learn more about Sen. Maye Quade.

Education Policy Committee Hears School Lead Testing Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Monday, the Education Policy Committee heard testimony on legislation to adjust and fund lead testing and remediation requirements in schools’ water systems (SF 579). Chief author Senator Erin Maye Quade (DFL-Apple Valley) testified in support of the bill alongside Josh Downham of Minneapolis Public Schools, who also spoke on behalf of six educational organizations, including the Association of Metropolitan School Districts and Schools for Equity in Education.

Senate Education Policy Committee Hears School Discipline Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Monday, the Education Policy Committee heard testimony on legislation that would create a more holistic approach to school discipline practices (SF 183). Chief author Senator Erin Maye Quade (DFL-Apple Valley) spoke alongside other testifiers in support of the bill, which places limits on when and how schools may discipline students by excluding them from scheduled recess time and encourages districts to adopt a growth-oriented approach to students who don’t meet educators’ behavioral expectations.

Senator Erin Maye Quade Meets with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra on Reproductive Health Freedom

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Thursday, as the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision approaches, Senator Erin Maye Quade (DFL-Apple Valley), chief author of the Reproductive Freedom Codification Act (SF 70), met with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra to provide updates on the current landscape of reproductive health access in Minnesota and how the Minnesota Legislature is leading on advancing reproductive freedom across the region.