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FIFTY-FIRST MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIRST 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 fifty-first meeting to order at 8:38 AM on Thursday, March 11, 2010 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:

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

Members Excused:

A quorum was present.

Rep. Doepke moved that the minutes of March 10, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Rep. Norton moved that the minutes of March 9, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF 3541 (Mariani)—A bill for an act relating to education; requiring legislative authority for developing shared common assessments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 120B.30, subdivision 1.

Rep. Mariani moved that HF 3541 be recommended to pass.

Rep Mariani moved the following oral amendment to HF 3541:

Page 4, Line 19, after "enactment" insert "and applies to agreements entered into after the effective date of this act"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mariani presented HF 3541, as amended.

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying to HF 3541 were:

Assistant Commissioner Karen Klinzing, Minnesota Department of Education
Dr. Dirk Mattson, Director of Testing and Assessment, Minnesota Department of Education

Rep. Mariani renewed his motion that HF 3541, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3163 (Mariani) - A bill for an act relating to education; providing for prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, special programs, and early childhood education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 11A.16, subdivision 5; 120B.15; 121A.16; 121A.17, subdivision 5; 122A.16; 123B.75, subdivision 5; 124D.091, subdivisions 2, 3; 124D.15, by adding a subdivision; 124D.20, subdivision 8; 125A.21, subdivisions 3, 5, 7; 125A.79, subdivision 1; 127A.42, subdivision 2; 127A.43; Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, sections 120B.30, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; 120B.31, subdivision 4; 124D.10, subdivisions 3, 4, 6a, 8, 23, by adding a subdivision; 124D.15, subdivision 3; 125A.02, subdivision 1; 125A.63, subdivisions 2, 4; 126C.41, subdivision 2; 126C.44; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 125A.54.

Chair Kath resumed testimony on HF 3163, as amended.

Rep. Mariani moved that HF 3163, as amended, 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 H3163A8 amendment.

Testifying on behalf of the H3163A8 amendment was:

Mr. David Hartman, Minnesota Department of Education

Rep. Mariani renewed his motion that the H3163A8 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mariani moved the H3163A17 amendment.

Rep. Mariani explained the H3163A17 amendment.

Testifying to the H3163A17 were:

Assistant Commissioner Karen Klinzing, Minnesota Department of Education.
Dr. Dirk Mattson, Minnesota Department of Education
Mr. David Hartman, Minnesota Department of Education

Rep. Mariani incorporated the following oral amendment to the H3163A17 amendment:

Delete Page 1, Line 5, and insert:

Page 11, Line 20, after "district" insert ": (1)"
Page 11, Line 21, after "Partnership" delete the comma and insert "or are", after "accredited" delete the comma, insert a semicolon, and delete ",or" and insert "(2)"
Page 11, Line 22, delete the comma and insert a semicolon, and after "or" insert "(3)"

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Greiling requested a roll call.

Rep. Mariani renewed his motion that the H3163A17 amendment be adopted.

The results of the roll call were as follows:

AYES:

MARIANI NEWTON
KATH NORTON
BENSON OBERMUELLER
BRYNAERT PETERSON
DAVNIE SLAWIK
FAUST SWAILS
GREILING

NAYS:

DEMMER MCFARLANE
DOEPKE MURDOCK
DOWNEY NORNES
LOON


With 13 Ayes and 7 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mariani moved the H3163A4 amendment.

Testifying on behalf of the H3163A4 amendment was:

Ms. Mary Gilbert, Saint Paul Public Schools

Rep. Mariani renewed his motion that the H3163A4 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mariani assumed the gavel at 9:55 AM.

Rep. Kath moved the H3163A12 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling moved the H3163A13 amendment.

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Greiling renewed her motion that the H3163A13 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Slawik moved the H3163A10 amendment.

Testifying on behalf of the H3163A10 amendment was:

Ms. Mary Hartnett, Executive Director, Commission of Deaf, Deaf Blind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans

Testifying to the H3163A10 amendment were:

Ms. Lisa Barnidge, Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education
Ms. Robin Whidley, Interagency Committee Supervisor for Special Education, Minnesota Department of Education

Rep. Slawik withdrew the H3163A10 amendment.

The hearing was recessed at 10:05 AM.

The hearing reconvened at 6:50 PM in room 200 of the State Office Building.

Rep. Slawik moved the H3163A10 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Slawik moved the following oral amendment to HF 3163, as amended:

Page 25, Line 8, delete Article 4.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. McFarlane moved the A10-2323 amendment.

Testifying on behalf of the A10-2323 amendment was:

Commissioner Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education

Testifying against the A10-2323 amendment were:

Ms. Rose Hermodson, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers
Ms. Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota

Rep. McFarlane incorporated the following change to the A10-2323 amendment:

Page 6, Line 15, reinstate deleted language
Page 6, Line 16, delete new language

Rep. McFarlane withdrew her incorporation while staff worked out language.

Rep. Norton moved the following oral amendment to the A10-2323 amendment:

Page 3, Line 4, delete section 9
Page 6, Line 4, delete section 13

Rep. Norton withdrew her oral amendment to the amendment.

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying to the A10-2323 amendment was:

Dr. Joe Nathan, Executive Director, Center for School Change

Rep. McFarlane incorporated the following change to the A10-2323 amendment:

Page 6, Line 14, after "position" insert "for a five year period"
Page 6, Line 15, reinstate stricken language and after "and" insert "during that five year period"
Page 6, Line 16, delete new language

Rep. McFarlane renewed her motion that the A10-2323 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Doepke moved the A10-2325 amendment.

Testifying to the A10-2325 amendment was:

Commissioner Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Doepke renewed her motion that the A10-2325 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Davnie moved the H3163A6 amendment.

Testifying on behalf of the H3163A6 amendment were:

Ms. Misun Bormann, School Counselor
Ms. Kyra Campbell, Teacher
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Testifying against the H3163A6 amendment were:

Mr. Eugene Piccolo, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools
Mr. Jeffrey Schultz, Interim Director, Blue Sky Charter School

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying to the H3163A6 amendment was:

Mr. David Hartman, Minnesota Department of Education

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Davnie withdrew the H3163A6 amendment.

Testifying against Article 1, section 5 of HF 3163, as amended, were:

Mr. Dan Campo, Minnesota School Counselors Association
Mr. Kris Moe, School Counselor, Saint Paul Public Schools

Rep. Swails moved the H3163A11 amendment.

Testifying on behalf of the H3163A11 amendment was:

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

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Faust requested a roll call vote.

Rep. Swails renewed her motion that the H3163A11 amendment be adopted.

The results of the roll call were as follows:

AYES:

MARIANI LOON
BRYNAERT MCFARLANE
DAVNIE MURDOCK
DEMMER NORNES
DOEPKE NORTON
DOWNEY SLAWIK
GREILING SWAILS

NAYS:

KATH NEWTON
BENSON OBERMUELLER
DITTRICH PETERSON
FAUST


With 14 Ayes and 7 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Loon moved the A10-2322 amendment.

Testifying on behalf of the A10-2322 amendment were:

Commissioner Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education
Ms. Karen Balmer, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Teaching
Mr. John Melick, Director of Licensing, Minnesota Department of Education

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Loon incorporated the following changes to the A10-2322 amendment:

Page 5, Line 21, delete "set by the"
Page 5, Line 22, delete "Department of Education" and insert "under section 120B.023 in subdivision 2"

Rep. Loon renewed her motion that the A10-2322 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Doepke moved the A10-2324 amendment.

Testifying on behalf of the A10-2324 amendment was:

Commissioner Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education

Testifying against the A10-2324 amendment was:

Ms. Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota

Testifying to the A10-2324 amendment was:

Ms. Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Board Association

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Doepke incorporated the following changes to the A10-2324 amendment:

Page 1, Line 10, delete "the teacher" and insert "all"
Page 1, Line 11, delete "agreement" and insert "agreements reached by a school district" , delete "date" and insert "dates" , and delete "salary" and insert "salaries"
Page 1, Line 12, delete "teacher" and insert "employees’"
Page 1, Line 17, delete "teacher"

Rep. Doepke renewed her motion that the A10-2324 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Mariani moved the H3163A15 amendment.

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Mariani incorporated the following changes to the H3163A15 amendment:

Page 2, Line 29, after "districts," insert "school sites,"
Page 3, Line 1, after "districts," insert "school sites,"
Page 4, Line 4, after "districts," insert "school sites,"
Page 4, Line 35, after "districts," insert "school sites,"
Page 6, Line 8, after "districts," insert "school sites,"

Rep. Mariani renewed his motion that the H3163A15 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying to HF 3163, as amended, was:

Mr. Richard Heller, Parent
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Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 3163, 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.

The hearing was adjourned at 11:05 PM.



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REP. CARLOS MARIANI


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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF3163 (Mariani) - Prekindergarten through grade 12 education funding provided, including general education, education excellence, and special programs.
  • HF3541 (Mariani) - Legislative authority required for developing shared common assessments.
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