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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

FIFTEENTH MEETING - Education Innovation Policy

March 03, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 March 3, 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 8:22 AM and the meeting was called to order.


Representative Petersburg testified to House File 733 (A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying the referendum revenue authorization for Independent School District No. 761, Owatonna public schools).

Peter Grant, the Superintendent of Owatonna public schools, testified in favor of House File 733.

Tom Sager, the Director of Finance and Operations of Owatonna public schools, testified in favor of House File 733.


Representative JoAnn Ward moved to approve the minutes of February 26, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Erickson moved to re-refer House File 733 to the Committee on Education Finance.


Chair Erickson moved House File 887 for re-referral to the Committee on Government Operations

Representative Tim O’Driscoll testified to House File 887 (A bill for an act relating to natural resources; dedicating unclaimed lottery prize money for acquisition of certain school trust lands; providing for condemnation of school trust lands to be acquired; appropriating money;amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 94.165, subdivision 2; 349A.08, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 92).

Dr. Steve Chaplin from The Nature Conservancy testified in favor of House File 887.

Denise Dittrich from the Minnesota School Board Association testified in favor of House File 887.

Chair Erickson renewed her motion and re-referred House File 887 to the Committee on Government Operations.


Representative Jim Davnie moved House File 1217 for re-referral to the Committee on Higher Education.

Representative Davnie testified to House File 1217 (A bill for an act relating to education; providing for concurrent enrollment; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 120B.13, subdivision 4; 124D.09, subdivisions 5, 8).

Maureen Ramirez, Policy and Research Director of Growth and Justice, testified in favor of House File 1217.

Joe Nathan from the Center of School Change testified in favor of House File 1217.

Sarah Radosevich, Policy Research Analyst from Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, testified in favor of House File 1217.

Jim Bartholomew from the Minnesota Business Partnership testified in favor of House File 1217.

Larry Lundblad, President of Central Lakes College, testified to House File 1217.

Gary Amaroso, Executive Director of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, testified in favor of House File 1217.

Dr. Julia Espe, Superintendent of Princeton Public Schools, testified in favor of House File 1217.

Winter Maniston-Saari, a senior at Princeton High School, testified in favor of House File 1217.

Libby Morton, a senior at Princeton High School, testified in favor of House File 1217.

Chair Erickson renewed the Davnie motion and re-referred House File 1217 to the Committee on Higher Education.


Representative Carlos Mariani moved House File 394 for re-referral to the Committee on Education Finance.

Representative Freiberg testified to House File 394 (A bill for an act relating to education; integrating service-learning into Minnesota's education system; establishing an evidence-based service-learning grant program; providing for a task force on teacher preparation and licensure requirements related to service learning; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.50, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D).

Paula Beugen testified in favor of House File 394.

Greg Herder, the Service Learning Coordinator from Mounds View, testified in favor of House File 394.

Julie Rogers Bascom, Service Coordinator of Edina Public Schools, testified in favor of House File 394.

Jim Kielsmeier, Founder and CEO of the National Youth Leadership Council, testified in favor of House File 394.

Chair Erickson renewed the Mariani motion for House File 394 to be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.


Representative Eric Lucero moved House File 1164 for re-referral to the Committee on Transportation.

Representative Nick Zerwas testified to House File 1164 (A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying requirements for commercial motor vehicle road test for school bus endorsement; modifying provisions relating to third-party testing for school bus companies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 171.01, by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171).

Tom Keliher from the Minnesota School Bus Operator’s Association testified in favor of House File 1164.

Deb Carlson from Driver and Vehicle Services testified to House File 1164.

Chair Erickson renewed the Lucero motion and re-referred House File 1164 to the Committee on Transportation.


Representative Lucero moved House File 1163 for re-referral to the Committee on Transportation.

Representative Nick Zerwas testified to House File 1163 (A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying requirements for issuance of school bus driver's license endorsement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 171.321, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding subdivisions).

Tom Kelliher from the Minnesota School Bus Drivers Association testified in favor of House File 1163.

Deb Carlson from Driver and Vehicle Services testified to House File 1163.


Chair Erickson motioned for a recess at 10:00 AM.


Chair Erickson reconvened the meeting at 6:02 PM.


Discussion of House File 1163 continued.

Representative Mariani requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT

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

On a vote of 11 AYES, 7 NAYS, and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Erickson renewed the Lucero motion and re-referred House File 1163 to the Committee on Transportation.


Representative Dean Urdahl moved House File 246 for re-referral to the Committee on Education Finance.

Representative Urdahl testified to House File 246 (A bill for an act relating to education; reaffirming the importance of teacher mentorship programs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 122A.40, subdivision 8; 122A.41, subdivision 5; 122A.60, subdivision 1a; 122A.61, subdivision 1; 122A.70).

Dan Frazier from Litchfield Public Schools testified in favor of House File 246.

Rick Heller, unofficially representing the twice exceptional and the print disabled, testified to House File 246.

Erin Doan from the Board of Teaching testified to House File 246.

Chair Erickson renewed the Urdahl motion and re-referred House File 246 to the Committee on Education Finance.


Representative Jim Davnie moved House File 1219 for re-referral to the Committee on Education Finance.

Representative Davnie testified to House File 1219 (A bill for an act relating to education; reporting data on homeless and highly mobile students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 120B.30, subdivision 3; 120B.31, subdivision 4; 120B.36, subdivision 1).

Ryan Strack, the Minneapolis District Liaison for Homeless and Highly Mobile Students, testified in favor of House File 1219.

Representative Davnie moved amendment H1219A1 to House File 1219. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Dan Kitzberger from Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless testified in favor of House File 1219.

Adosh Unni from the Minnesota Department of Education testified to House File 1219.

Rick Heller, unofficially representing the twice exceptional and the print disabled, testified to House File 1219.

Chair Erickson renewed the Davnie motion and re-referred House File 1219 as amended to the Committee on Education Finance.


Chair Erickson moved House File 1209 for re-referral to the Committee on Education Finance.

Representative Bob Barrett testified to House File 1209 (A bill for an act relating to health; requiring suicide prevention training; requiring training for law enforcement in techniques to de-escalate mental health crises; requiring a report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 122A.09, subdivision 4; 145.56, subdivisions 2, 4; 626.8452, subdivision 3; 626.8455, subdivision 1).

Sue Abderholden, the Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota, testified in favor of House File 1209.

Rick Heller, unofficially representing the twice exceptional and the print disabled, testified to House File 1209.

Erin Doan from the Minnesota Board of Teaching testified to House File 1209.

Chair Erickson moved an oral amendment to House File 1209 - Line 4.14: delete “and”; insert “or best practices for”. Line 4.15: delete “that is approved as a best practice”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Erickson renewed her motion and re-referred House File 1209 as amended to the Committee on Education Finance.


Representative David Bly moved House File 789 for re-referral to the Committee on Education Finance.

Representative Bly testified to House File 789 (A bill for an act relating to education; directing the Board of Teaching to adopt standards for a specialized license, endorsement, or credential for project-based learning; requiring a project-based learning proposal; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.09, by adding a subdivision).

Wayne Jennings from the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs testified in favor of House File 789.

Cyndy Crist from Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education testified to House File 789.

Chair Erickson renewed the Bly motion and re-referred House File 789 to the Committee on Education Finance.


Representative Peggy Bennett moved House File 1170 for re-referral to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Bennett testified to House File 1170 (A bill for an act relating to education; postsecondary; providing a teacher shortage loan forgiveness program; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136A).

Representative Bennett moved amendment H1170DE1 to House File 1170. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Snezhana Bessonov from The Minnesota School Boards Association testified in favor of House File 1170.

Jodee Buhr from Education Minnesota testified in favor of House File 1170.

Cyndy Crist from Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education testified in favor of House File 1170.

Joe Gould from the Minnesota Rural Education Association testified in favor of House File 1170.

Chair Erickson renewed the Bennett motion and re-referred House File 1170 as amended to the Committee on Government Operations.


Representative Urdahl moved House File 384 for re-referral to the Committee on Higher Education.

Chair Erickson moved amendment H0384A2 to House File 384. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Urdahl testified to House File 384 as amended (A bill for an act relating to education; making school year-long student teaching programs part of teacher preparation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.09, subdivision 4).

Cyndy Crist from Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education testified to House File 384.

Chair Erickson renewed the Urdahl motion and re-referred House File 384 as amended to the Committee on Higher Education.



The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM.





Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair




Ethan Hellier, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills may be heard in any order.

Bills Added:
  • HF887 (O'Driscoll) - Unclaimed lottery prize money dedicated for acquisition of school trust lands, and money appropriated.
  • HF733 (Petersburg) - Independent School District No. 761, Owatonna; public school revenue authorization referendum clarified.
  • HF1217 (Davnie) - Concurrent enrollment provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF394 (Freiberg) - Service-learning integrated into Minnesota's education system, evidence based service-learning grant program established, task force for teacher preparation and licensure requirements related to service-learning provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF384 (Urdahl) - School year-long student teaching programs made part of teacher preparation, and money appropriated.
  • HF1170 (Bennett) - Teacher shortage loan forgiveness program provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF1164 (Zerwas) - Commercial motor vehicle road test requirements for school bus endorsement modified, and third-party testing provisions for school bus companies modified.
  • HF1163 (Zerwas) - School bus driver's license endorsement issuance requirements modified.
  • HF246 (Urdahl) - Teacher mentorship program importance reaffirmed, and money appropriated.
  • HF1209 (Barrett) - Suicide prevention training required, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF789 (Bly) - Board of Teaching directed to adopt standards for a specialized license, endorsement, or credential for project based learning; and project based learning proposal required.
  • HF1219 (Davnie) - Data on homeless and highly mobile students reported.
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