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2015-2016 Regular Session

FOURTEENTH MEETING - Education Innovation Policy

February 26, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

EDUCATION INNOVATION POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair of the Education Innovation Policy Committee, began the meeting at 8:15 AM on February 26, 2015, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


ERICKSON, Sondra, Chair
BENNETT, Peggy,
Vice Chair
BLY, David
CHRISTENSEN, Drew
DAVNIE, Jim
KRESHA, Ron
LUCERO, Eric
MARIANI, Carlos
MORAN, Rena
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
PIERSON, Nels
SELCER, Yvonne
URDAHL, Dean
WARD, JoAnn
WHELAN, Abigail
WILLS, Anna
WINKLER, Ryan
YARUSSO, Barb


The meeting began at 8:15 AM.

A quorum was present at 8:16 AM and the meeting was called to order.


Representative Nels Pierson moved to approve the minutes of February 24, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



Representative Ron Kresha moved House File 859 for re-referral to the Committee on Education Finance.

Representative Kresha testified to House File 859 (A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing a grant to the Minnesota Council on Economic Education; appropriating money).

Martha Rush from Mounds View Public Schools testified in favor of House File 859.

Tim Bodin, an economist from Cargill, testified in favor of House File 859.

Susan Freivalds from the Minnesota Council on Economic Education introduced herself to take questions from members.

Chair Erickson renewed the Kresha motion and re-referred House File 859 to the Committee on Education Finance.


Representative Yvonne Selcer moved House File 724 for re-referral to the Committee on Education Finance.

Representative Selcer moved amendment H0724A1 to House File 724.

Dan Hoverman, the Superintendent from Mounds View Public Schools, testified to the H0724A1 amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Connie Bernardy testified to House File 724 (A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing full funding for the college concurrent enrollment program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 124D.091; 126C.20).

Dan Hoverman, the Superintendent from Mounds View Public Schools, testified in favor of House File 724.

Rob Reetz from Mounds View Public Schools testified in favor of House File 724.

Marco Ochoa, a high school student, testified in favor of House File 724.

Roger Aronson from School Principals testified to House File 724.

Valerie Dosland from the Minnesota Association of School Administrators testified to House File 724.

Chair Erickson renewed the Selcer motion and re-referred House File 724 as amended to the Committee on Education Finance.


Representative Ron Kresha moved House File 947 for re-referral to the Committee on Education Finance.

Representative Kresha testified to House File 947 (A bill for an act relating to education; establishing an after-school community learning grant program; appropriating money.)

Mark Bruley, the Deputy Chief of Brooklyn Park Police Department, testified in favor of House File 947.

Kari Denissen Cunnien from Ignite Afterschool testified in favor of House File 947.

Toung Yang from the Youth Leadership Initiative testified in favor of House File 947.

Al Ickler from Robbinsdale Area Schools testified in favor of House File 947.

Paelah Vang from the Youth Leadership Initiative testified in favor of House File 947.

Rick Heller, unofficially representing the twice exceptional and print disabled, testified to House File 947.

Chair Erickson renewed the Kresha motion and re-referred House File 947 to the Committee on Education Finance.


Chair Erickson moved House File 1075 to be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Erickson testified to House File 1075 (A bill for an act relating to education; removing language excluding retired principals who serve as a substitute principal from continuing education requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.14, subdivision 3).

Janet Mohr, the Executive Director of the Board of School Administrators testified in favor of House File 1075.

Roger Aronson from School Principals testified in favor of House File 1075.

Rick Heller, unofficially representing the twice exceptional and print disabled, testified to House File 1075.

Chair Erickson renewed her motion for House File 1075 to be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.


Chair Erickson moved House File 768 for re-referral to the Committee on Education Finance.

Representative Joe Schomacker testified to House File 768 (A bill for an act relating to education; exempting Hendricks school district from the general reciprocity agreement).

Chair Erickson renewed the Schomacker motion and re-referred House File 768 to the Committee on Education Finance.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:56 AM.





Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair




Ethan Hellier, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF859 (Kresha) - Minnesota Council on Economic Education grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF947 (Kresha) - After-school community learning grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF768 (Schomacker) - Independent School District No. 402, Hendricks; general reciprocity agreement exemption provided.
  • HF724 (Bernardy) - College concurrent enrollment program full funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1075 (Erickson) - Language excluding retired principals who serve as a substitute principal removed from continuing education requirements.
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