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

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH 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 thirty-fourth meeting to order at 8:39 AM on Wednesday, April 1, 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
SWAILS, Marsha
SLAWIK, Nora

Members Excused:





A quorum was present.

Rep. McFarlane moved the minutes of March 27, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF 1198 (Davnie)—A bill for an act relating to education; providing for harassment, bullying, intimidation, and violence policies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 121A.03; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 121A.0695.

Rep. Davnie moved that HF 1198 be recommended to pass and placed on the general register.

Rep. Davnie moved the H1198DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Davnie presented HF 1198, as amended.

Testifying on behalf of HF 1198, as amended, were:

Ms. Jodee Buhr, Education Minnesota
Mr. Andy Berlin, student
Mr. Steve Larson, Arc of Minnesota
Mr. Rogelio Munoz, Chicano Latino Affairs Council
Ms. Stephanie Hazen, Family Equality Council
Ms. Monica Meyer, OutFront Minnesota
Mr. John Dean, citizen
Handouts: "2009 Minnesota "Safe Schools for All" Bill: House File 1198"
"Research Brief: Inside Minnesota Schools: The Experience of LGBT Students" GLSEN
Packet: Newspaper clippings

Testifying against HF 1198, as amended, were:

Mr. Tom Prichard, Minnesota Family Council
Handout: "Creating Safe, Welcoming, and Inclusive Schools for Students with LGBT Parents"
Ms. Lesley Chaudhry, parent
Ms. Jill Rose, parent
Ms. Deanne Flomo, parent
Mr. Roger Aronson, Minnesota Elementary Schools Principals Association, Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals

Testifying to HF 1198, as amended, were:

Mr. Kirk Schneidawind, Minnesota School Boards Association
Handouts: "Bully Prohibition Policy," MSBA/MASA model policy
"Violence Prevention [application to students and staff]" MSBA/MASA model policy

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Demmer requested a roll call vote.

Chair Mariani laid over HF 1198, as amended, until Thursday, April 1, 2009.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:07 AM


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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR


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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF1198 (Davnie) Harassment, bullying, intimidation, and violence policies required in schools.

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