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THIRTY-THIRD MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION


K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE


MINUTES


Representative Kory Kath, Vice-Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, called the thirty-third meeting to order at 8:40 AM on Friday, March 27, 2009 in hearing room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:

MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
KATH, Kory
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
SWAILS, Marsha
SLAWIK, Nora


Members Excused:

ABELER, Jim

A quorum was present.

Rep. Norton moved the minutes of March 25, 2009, and March 26, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF 981 (Bly)—a bill for an act relating to education; amending charter school provisions; creating a commission; authorizing a private nonprofit corporation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 124D.10, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

Rep. Newton moved that HF 981 be recommended to pass and referred to the committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.

Rep. Bly presented HF 981.

Testifying on behalf of HF 981 were:

Mr. Jon Schroeder, Education Evolving
Assistant Commissioner Morgan Brown, Minnesota Department of Education
Handout: "Transitioning from Governmental Entity to Nonprofit Status: The ServeMinnesota Experience"

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying to HF 981 was:

Superintendent Keith Lester, Brooklyn Center Public Schools

Rep. Newton renewed his motion that HF 981 be recommended to pass, and referred to Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.

HF 1240 (Eken) - A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a volunteer working group on Native language revitalization and preservation; providing for appointments; requiring a report; appropriating money.

Chair Kath moved that HF 1240 be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division.

Chair Kath moved the H1240A01 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Eken presented HF 1240, as amended.

Ms. Marissa Carr, teacher, Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Pre-School Immersion School
Ms. Lillian Stand, Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Pre-School Immersion School
Ms. Lillian Rice, Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Pre-School Immersion School
Ms. Anna Marie Hill, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Handouts: "Why is Dakota Ojibwe Language Revitalization Important?"
"Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe" Letter to Chair Rep. Mariani

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Kath renewed his motion that HF 1240, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division.

HF 898 (Hornstein) (second engrossment)– A bill for an act relating to environment; adding greenhouse gas reduction goals and strategies to various state and metropolitan programs and plans; establishing goals for per capita reduction in vehicle miles traveled to reduce greenhouse gases; transferring and appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 103B.3355; 116D.04, by adding a subdivision; 123B.70, subdivision 1; 123B.71, subdivision 9; 473.121, by adding a subdivision; 473.145; 473.146, by adding a subdivision; 473.25; 473.856; 473.858, subdivisions 1, 2; 473.864, subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 116C; 174.

Chair Kath moved that HF 898 be recommended to pass and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight division.

Chair Kath moved the H0898A3 amendment.

Chair Kath incorporated the following oral amendment to the H0898A3 amendment:

Page 1, Line 17, after "upon" insert "the ratio of" and delete "approaching 60 percent"
Page 1, Line 18, delete "of the replacement." and insert "to the cost of replacement."

Chair Kath renewed his motion that the H0898A3, as amended, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hornstein presented HF 898, as amended.

Testifying on behalf of HF 898, as amended, were:

Dr. Anthony J. Filipovitch, Professor, MSU-Mankato
Mr. John Bailey, Policy Director, 1000 Friends of Minnesota
Handouts: "Building Sensible Communities"
"Renovation vs. Replacement: Beyond Arbitrary Rules in the 21st Century"
"Testimony on HF 898: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals and Strategies" By Professor Anthony J. Filipovitch, Minnesota State University Mankato

Testifying on the Minnesota School Board’s position on HF 898, as amended, was:

Ms. Grace Kelliher, Minnesota School Board Association

Testifying to HF 898, as amended, were:

Ms. Michelle Weber, Minnesota Department of Education

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Kath renewed his motion that HF 898, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1340 (Mariani) – A bill for an act relating to education; creating an alternative teacher preparation program and a resident teacher license for qualified nontraditional candidates; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 122A.

Rep. Mariani moved that HF 1340 be recommended to pass, and referred to the committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.

Rep. Mariani moved the H1340A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mariani presented HF 1340, as amended.

Chair Kath moved the following technical oral amendment:

Page 1, Line 15, delete "with"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of HF 1340, as amended, were:

Ms. Stacia Smith, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Matt Kramer, Teach for America
Ms. Karen Balmer, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Teaching
Ms. Mary Gilbert, St. Paul Public Schools
Mr. Jim Grathwol, Minneapolis Public Schools
Mr. Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Handouts: Letter from Chris Coleman, Mayor of St. Paul
Letter from Alberto Monserrate, Don Samuels, Eric Mahmoud, and Sondra Samuels
Letter from Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, St. Paul Public Schools
Letter from Superintendent William D. Green, Minneapolis Public Schools

Testifying against HF 1340, as amended, was:

Dr. Maureen Prenn, Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Ms. Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Mariani moved the following technical oral amendment to HF 11340, as amended:

(On the H1340A2 amendment)
Page 1, Line 10, delete "(a)" and insert "(b)"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mariani renewed his motion that HF 1340, as amended, be recommended to pass, and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.

HF 2051 (Newton) – A bill for an act relating to education; modifying integration revenue provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 124D.86; 124D.896.

Rep. Newton moved that HF 2051 be recommended to pass, and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.

Rep. Newton moved the H2051A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Newton and Rep. Brown presented HF 2051, as amended.

Testifying on behalf of HF 2051, as amended, were:

Assistant Commissioner Morgan Brown, Minnesota Department of Education
Ms. Judy Randall, Office of the Legislative Auditor

Handouts: "School District Integration Revenue" OLA Evaluation Report Summary
"Integration Revenue for FY2010" graph

Testifying against HF 2051, as amended, were:

Ms. Teresa Graham, LICSW
Ms. Mary Gilbert, St. Paul Public Schools
Mr. Jim Grathwol, Minneapolis Public Schools
Mr. Ron Soberg, Duluth Public Schools
Superintendent Dan Jett, West Metro Education Program
Superintendent Keith Lester, Brooklyn Center Public Schools
Ms. Sharon Peters-Harden, Equity and Integration Coordinator, Osseo Area School District

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Mariani suggested that HF 2051, as amended, be passed and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division, but without further recommendation.

Rep. Newton renewed his motion that HF 2051, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division, but without further recommendation.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:01 PM



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REP. KORY KATH, CHAIR


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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF981 (Bly) Charter school provisions amended, New Schools Minnesota commission established, private nonprofit corporation authorized. HF898 (Hornstein) Greenhouse gas reduction goals and strategies added to various state and metropolitan programs and plans, goals established for per capita reduction in vehicle miles traveled to reduce greenhouse gases and money transferred. HF1340 (Mariani) Teacher preparation program established, and resident teacher license for qualified nontraditional candidates created. HF2051 (Newton) Integration revenue provisions modified. HF1240 (Eken) Volunteer working group established on Native language revitalization and preservation, appointments provided, report required, and money appropriated. HF1240 (Eken) has been added to the agenda.

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02:25 - Gavel. 03:13 - HF981 (Bly) Charter school provisions amended, New Schools Minnesota commission established, private nonprofit corporation authorized. 40:31 - HF1240 (Eken) Volunteer working group established on Native language revitalization and preservation, appointments provided, report required, and money appropriated. 57:32 - HF898 (Hornstein) Greenhouse gas reduction goals and strategies added to various state and metropolitan programs and plans, goals established for per capita reduction in vehicle miles traveled to reduce greenhouse gases and money transferred. 1:25:56 - HF1340 (Mariani) Teacher preparation program established, and resident teacher license for qualified nontraditional candidates created. 2:16:47 - HF2051 (Newton) Integration revenue provisions modified. Runs 3 hours, 24 minutes.