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

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST 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 forty-first meeting to order at 8:32 AM on Wednesday, February 17, 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
DOEPKE, Connie
DOWNEY, Keith
FAUST, Tim
GREILING, Mindy
KATH, Kory
LOON, Jenifer
MCFARLANE, Carol
MURDOCK, Mark
NORNES, Bud
NEWTON, Jerry
NORTON, Kim
OBERMUELLER, Mike
PETERSON, Sandra
SWAILS, Marsha
SLAWIK, Nora

Members Excused:

DITTRICH, Denise

A quorum was not present.


HF 2814 (Swails) - A bill for an act relating to pupil transportation; modifying pupil transportation provisions; clarifying Department of Education's role in maintaining training programs; including use of certain lift buses in the category of revenue authorized for reimbursement; including actual contracted transportation costs as a method for allocating pupil transportation costs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 123B.88, subdivision 13; 123B.90, subdivision 3; 123B.92, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 123B.92, subdivision 1.

Mr. Brad Lundell, Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation, presented HF 2814.

Chair Mariani officially called the hearing to order at 8:35 AM. A quorum was present.

Rep. Swails moved that HF 2814 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.

Mr. David Peterson, Saint Paul School District, testified on behalf of HF 2814.

Rep. Swails renewed her motion that HF 2814 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 664 (Welti)- A bill for an act relating to education; creating model curriculum for mental health; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.

Chair Mariani moved that HF 664 be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.

Chair Mariani moved the A09-0129 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Welti presented HF 664, as amended.

Testifying on behalf of HF 664, as amended, were:

Ms. Kayla Murphy, student (via YouTube presentation)
Ms. Molly Donovan, Student, Minneapolis South High School
Ms. Lisa Hansen, teacher, Red Wing High School
Ms. Sue Abderholden, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Kath moved the following oral amendment:

Page 1, Line 9, before "model" insert "age appropriate"
Page 1, Line 13, after "implementing" insert "age appropriate"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying against HF 664, as amended, was:

Dr. Karen Effrem, EdWatch

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 664, 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.


HF 2705 (Peterson)- A bill for an act relating to education; implementing a transitions plan for high school students to successfully pursue postsecondary education and employment; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 120B.125

Rep. Peterson moved that HF 2705 be recommended to pass, and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.

Rep. Peterson presented HF 2705.

Testifying on behalf of HF 2705 were:

Mr. Bryan Lindsley, Executive Director of the Governor’s Workforce Development Council
Ms. Mo Amundson, Governor’s Workforce Development Council and Owner/Consultant, Education-to-Careers

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying against HF 2705 was:

Dr. Karen Effrem, EdWatch

Rep. Peterson renewed her motion that HF 2705 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.

Rep. McFarlane moved that the minutes from February 16, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 AM.



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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR




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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF664 (Welti) - Mental health model curriculum created.
  • HF2705 (Peterson) - High school student transition plan implemented for successful pursuit of postsecondary education and employment, and money appropriated.
  • HF2814 (Swails) - Pupil transportation provisions modified, certain lift buses included in category of revenue authorized reimbursement, and contracted transportation costs included as a method for allocating pupil transportation costs.
Hearing Documents:
  • (2/12/2010)
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