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

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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, unofficially called the thirty-fifth meeting to order at 8:33 AM on Thursday, April 2, 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 not present.

Presentation: Minnesota Academic Standards in Science: Revision Process and Proposed Standards
Dr. Beth Aune, Director of Academic Standards, Minnesota Department of Education
Mr. John Olson, Science Instructional Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
Handout: "Minnesota Academic Standards in Science: Revision Process and Proposed Standards" PowerPoint Presentation

Chair Mariani officially called the meeting to order at 8:43 AM. A quorum was present.

Rep. McFarlane moved the minutes of April 1, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Questions and discussion followed.

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.
(Continued from April 1, 2009 meeting)

Rep. Davnie moved the H1198A1 amendment.

Rep. Davnie incorporated the following oral amendment into the H1198A1 amendment:

Page 1, Line 19, delete "and" and insert "or"

Rep. Davnie renewed his motion that the H1198A1 amendment, as incorporated, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Questions and discussions followed.

Rep. Downey moved to amend HF 1198, as amended, as follows:
(amending the amendment adopted H1198A1 document):

Page 1, Line 16, delete "based on characteristics such as actual or perceived"
Page 1, delete Lines 17-19
Page 1, Line 20, delete "characteristics." and insert "against any person for any reason."

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Downey renewed his motion that his oral amendment be adopted. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Demmer renewed his request for a roll call vote on the final bill.

Rep. Davnie renewed his motion that HF 1198, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the general register.

The committee legislative assistant took the roll on the bill:


Ayes:

MARIANI, Carlos NEWTON, Jerry
BENSON, John NORTON, Kim
BRYNAERT, Kathy OBERMUELLER, Mike
DAVNIE, Jim PETERSON, Sandra
DITTRICH, Denise SLAWIK, Nora
FAUST, Tim SWAILS, Marsha
GREILING, Mindy

Nays:

ABELER, Jim LOON, Jenifer
DEMMER, Randy MCFARLANE, Carol
DOEPKE, Connie MURDOCK, Mark
DOWNEY, Keith NORNES, Bud
KATH, Kory



With 13 Ayes and 9 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 906 (Hornstein) - A bill for an act relating to education; creating a responsible family life and sexuality education program; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 121A.23. (Informational hearing only)

Testifying on behalf of HF 906 were:

Ms.Lorie Alveshere, RN, Policy Director, Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention, and Parenting
Dr. Michael Resnick, director of Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Testifying against HF 906 was:

Ms. Barb Anderson, former teacher

Questions and discussion followed.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:04 AM



____________________________________
REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR




____________________________________
Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Report from Minnesota Department of Education on science standards revision HF1198 (Davnie) Harassment, bullying, intimidation, and violence policies required in schools. HF906 (Hornstein) Responsible family life and sexuality education program established. (information only)

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