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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING - Education Innovation Policy

March 19, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 19, 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


A quorum was present at 8:15 AM and the meeting was called to order.


Representative Dean Urdahl moved to approve the minutes of March 17, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Sondra Erickson took House File 1591 off the table and moved it before the committee.

Chair Erickson moved H1591DE1 Amendment to House File 1591. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Chair Erickson moved the H1591A5-3 Amendment to House File 1591 as amended.

Chair Erickson explained the H1519A5-3 amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Drew Christensen moved the H1591A6 Amendment to House File 1591 as amended.

Representative Christensen explained the H1519A6 amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Nels Pierson moved the H1591A4 Amendment to House File 1591 as amended.

Representative Pierson explained the H1519A4 amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Drew Christensen moved the H1591A9 Amendment to House File 1591 as amended.

Representative Christensen explained the H1519A9 amendment.

Steve Huser, Deputy Director of Minnesota Department of Education, testified to the H1519A9 amendment.

Katy Perry with Education Minnesota testified to the H1519A9 amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative David Bly moved the H1591A7 Amendment to House File 1591 as amended.

Representative Bly explained the H1519A7 amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Carlos Mariani moved the A15-0276 Amendment to House File 1591 as amended.

Representative Karen Clark explained the A15-0276 amendment.

Hannah Lieder, Minneapolis parent, testified to the A15-0276 amendment.

Vic Moore with American Red Cross testified to the A15-0276 amendment.

Steve Huser, Deputy Director of Minnesota Department of Education, testified to the A15-0276.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Anna Wills moved the H1591A2 Amendment to House File 1591 as amended.

Representative Wills explained the H1519A2 amendment.

Kevin McHenry, Assistant Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Education, testified to the H1519A2 amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Barb Yarusso moved the H1591A3 Amendment to House File 1591 as amended.

Representative Yarusso explained the H1519A3 amendment.

Steve Huser, Deputy Director of Minnesota Department of Education, testified to the H1519A3 amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Mariani moved the A15-0265 Amendment to House File 1591 as amended.

Representative Mariani explained the A15-0265 amendment.

Holly Kragthorpe with Educators 4 Excellence and Minneapolis Public Schools testified to the A15-0265 Amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mariani moved the A15-0279 Amendment to House File 1591 as amended.

Representative Mariani explained the A15-0279 amendment.

Eugene Piccolo, Executive Director of Minnesota Association of Charter Schools, testified to the A15-0279 Amendment.

Kevin McHenry, Assistant Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Education, testified to the A15-0279 Amendment.

Brian Sweeney with Charter School Partners testified to the A15-0279 Amendment.

Representative Mariani withdrew the A15-0279 amendment.


Representative Mariani moved the H1591A8-1 Amendment to House File 1591 as amended.

Representative Mariani explained the H1519A8-1 amendment.

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

AYES NAYS

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


On a vote of 8 AYES, 11 NAYS, THE MOTION FAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.


Representative Mariani moved the H1591A10-1 Amendment to House File 1591 as amended.

Representative Mariani explained the H1519A10-1 amendment.

Kevin McHenry, Assistant Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Education, testified to the H1591A10-1 Amendment.

THE MOTION FAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.


Chair Erickson moved that House File 1591 as amended be re-referred to Committee on Education Finance.

Chair Erickson requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT

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



On a vote of 10 AYES, 7 NAYS, and 2 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:59 AM.





Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair




Ethan Hellier, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Mark-up/action on omnibus education policy bill.

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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