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TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, called the twenty-fifth meeting to order at 8:36 AM on Thursday, March 12, 2009 in the basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:

MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
KATH, Kory
ABELER, Jim
BENSON, John
BRYNAERT, Kathy
DAVNIE, Jim
DEMMER, Randy
DITTRICH, Denise
DOEPKE, Connie
DOWNEY, Keith
FAUST, Tim
GREILING, Mindy
LOON, Jenifer
MCFARLANE, Carol
MURDOCK, Mark
NEWTON, Jerry
NORNES, Bud
NORTON, Kim
OBERMUELLER, Mike
PETERSON, Sandra
SLAWIK, Nora
SWAILS, Marsha


Members Excused:


A quorum was present.

Rep. McFarlane moved that the minutes from March 10, 2009, and March 11, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF1484 (Kath) - A bill for an act relating to education; refocusing educator relicensure on performance; implementing the legislative auditor’s recommendations to the legislature for revising Q-Comp; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 122A.18, subdivision 4; subdivisions 6, 8; 122A.41, subdivisions 3, 5; 122A.413, subdivision 2; 122A.414, subdivisions 2, 2b; 122A.60, subdivision 2.

Rep. Kath moved that HF1484 be recommended to pass, and laid over for possible inclusion in the K-12 Policy Omnibus.

Rep. Kath moved the H1484A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kath presented HF1484, as amended.

Testifying on behalf of HF1484, as amended, were:

Ms. Karen Balmer, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Teaching
Dr. Misty Sato, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Obermueller moved the following technical amendment to HF1484, as amended:
(on the H1484A3 amendment):

Page 1, Line 7, after "28," insert "strike ‘receiving’ and", and before "most" insert "the"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Peterson moved that the H1484A1 amendment be adopted.

Questions and discussion followed.

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying to HF1484 was:

Ms. Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota

Chair Mariani laid HF1484 over for possible inclusion in the K-12 Policy Omnibus bill.

HF1037 (Swails) – A bill for an act relating to education; reducing mandates for home schools; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 120A.22, subdivision 6, 11; 120A.24; 120A.26, subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 121A.15, subdivisions 3, 8; 123B.42, subdivision 1; 171.05, section 120A.26, subdivisions 1, 2.
(Continued from March 5, 2009 hearing)

Rep. Swails moved that HF1037 be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Rep. Swails moved the H1037DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MOTION WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of HF1037, and the H1037DE1 amendment, were:

Mr. John Tuma, Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators,
Ms. Athleen Johnson, parent, member of the Minnesota Homeschoolers Alliance
Ms. Alex Johnson, homeschool student

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Swails renewed her motion that HF1037, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 AM.


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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR



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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF1484 (Kath) Educator relicensure refocused on performance, legislative auditor's recommended Q-Comp revisions implemented. HF1037 (Swails) Home school mandates reduced.

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