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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTIETH MEETING - Education Innovation Policy

March 17, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 8:20 AM on March 17, 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
MARIANI, Carlos
MORAN, Rena
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
PIERSON, Nels
SELCER, Yvonne
URDAHL, Dean
WARD, JoAnn
WHELAN, Abigail
WILLS, Anna
YARUSSO, Barb

Members excused:

LUCERO, Eric
WINKLER, Ryan


Lisa Larson with House Research presented an overview of House File 1591DE1 (Omnibus education innovation policy bill).


A quorum was present at 8:34 AM and the meeting was called to order.


Representative Drew Christensen moved to approve the minutes of March 13, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Lisa Larson with House Research continued to present an overview of House File 1591DE1.

Roger Aronson with Elementary and Secondary School Principals testified to House File 1591DE1.

Jim Bartholomew with Minnesota Business Partnership testified to House File 1591DE1.

Cyndy Crist with Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education testified to House File 1591DE1.

Brad Lundell with Minnesota Administrators for Special Education testified to House File 1591DE1.

Gary Amoroso, Executive Director of Minnesota Association of School Administrators, testified to House File 1591DE1.

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota, testified to House File 1591DE1.

Denise Dettrich with Minnesota School Boards Association testified to House File 1591DE1.
Holly Kragthorpe with Minneapolis Public Schools and Educators for Excellence testified to House File 1591DE1.

Fred Nolan with Minnesota Rural Education Association testified to House File 1591DE1.

Joshua Crosson with MinnCAN testified to House File 1591DE1.

Mary Hartnett, Executive Director of Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans, testified to House File 1591DE1.

Sam Walseth with Minnesota Rural Education Association, Education Districts and Educational Cooperatives testified to House File 1591DE1.

Josh Downham with Minneapolis Public Schools testified to House File 1591DE1.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 AM.





Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair




Ethan Hellier, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Overview of the HF1591 author's delete all amendment to make this the omnibus education policy bill. The amendment will be posted Monday. If you'd like to testify on the delete all, please contact Carmen Mayo at carmen.mayo@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF1591 (Erickson) - Education policy provided including educator preparation, licensure, accountability, statewide standards, student assessments, educating students and young children, education programs, special education, charter schools, general education, libraries, other facilities, technology, and state agencies; and money appropriated.
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