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SIXTEENTH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 sixteenth meeting to order at 8:32 AM on Thursday, February 19, 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
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:

BENSON, John



A quorum was present.

Chair Mariani resumed testimony on HF439.

HF439 (Norton) - A bill for an act relating to education; requiring statewide academic standards for physical education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 120B.021, subdivision 1; 120B.023, subdivision 2; 120B.024.

Rep. Norton moved the A09-0047 amendment.

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Norton withdrew A09-0047 as staff worked out language to address concerns by the committee and author.

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying against HF439, as amended, was:

Mr. Kirk Schneidawind, Minnesota School Board Associations

Rep. Norton moved the A09-0047 amendment.

Rep. Norton incorporated the following changes to the A09-0047 amendment:

Page 1, Line 8, after "grade" insert: "after "later" insert "but is a requirement for graduation for students entering the 9th grade in the 2009-10 school year and later"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Abeler moved the A08-1684 amendment.

Rep. Abeler incorporated the following changes to the A08-1684 amendment:

Page 1, Line 1, after "amend" delete "S.F. No. 3001, the first unofficial engrossment," and insert "HF439, as amended by the committee,"
Page 1, Line 3, delete "15" and insert "2" and delete "8" and insert "32"
Page 1, Line 4, delete "5" and insert "2"
Page 2, Line 7, delete "to determine if" and insert "showing that"
Page 2, Line 8, delete "their"
Page 2, Line 9, delete "standards" and insert "standard"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Norton renewed her motion that HF439, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF523 (Bigham) – A bill for an act relating to education; modifying school background check requirements relating to disciplinary actions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 123B.03, subdivision 1a.

Chair Mariani moved HF523 be recommended to pass.

Rep. Bigham presented HF523.

Testifying on behalf of HF523 was:

Ms. Karen Balmer, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Teaching

Testifying against HF523 was:

Ms. Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota

Chair Mariani laid over HF523 for possible inclusion in the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Policy Omnibus bill.

Due to time constraints, HF106 will be heard on a later date.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:08 AM.



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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR



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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF439 (Norton) Statewide academic standards required for physical education. HF106 (Swails) P-20 education partnership established. HF523 (Bigham) School background check requirements modified relating to disciplinary actions. HF553 (Dittrich) has been removed from the agenda.

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