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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

NINTH MEETING - Ways and Means

March 02, 2015

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

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
MINUTES
Representative Knoblach, Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, began the meeting at 9:32 A.M. on March 2, 2015 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

KNOBLACH, Jim, Chair HILSTROM, Deb
ALBRIGHT, Tony, VC LENCZEWSKI, Ann
ANDERSON, Sarah LIEBLING, Tina
CARLSON, Lyndon LOON, Jenifer
DAVIDS, Greg MAHONEY, Tim
DEAN, Matt McNAMARA, Denny
DETTMER, Bob MURPHY, Mary
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve NORNES, Bud
GUNTHER, Bob URDAHL, Dean
HAMILTON, Rod WAGENIUS, Jean
HORNSTEIN, Frank

Members excused:
CORNISH, Tony
GARAFALO, Pat
KAHN, Phyllis
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jean

Representative Knoblach began the meeting at 9:32 A.M. A quorum was not present.

Representative Knoblach called the meeting officially to order at 9:35 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Hamilton moved the minutes of February 23, 2015 to be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loon moved that HF2 be recommended to be sent to the General Register.

Representative Loon moved the H0002A55 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loon, Melissa Johnson, House Fiscal Staff, Britta Reitan, Executive Budget Coordinator, Minnesota Management and Budget, Tom Melcher, Director of Education Finance, Minnesota Department of Education and Erin Doan, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Teaching testified on HF2.

Representative Loon renewed her motion that HF2, as amended, be recommended to be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was recessed at 12:00 P.M.

The meeting was reconvened at 5:22 and immediately adjourned.

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Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair



Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Minnesota Management & Budget: Presentation of the February 2015 Budget and Economic Forecast

Bills Added:
  • HF2 (Loon) - Teacher licensure and employment conditions clarified; alternative teacher licensure amended; teacher licensure reciprocity provided; license via portfolio, exemption, and unrequested leaves of absence and teaching assignment decisions clarified; school administrators prohibited from placing students with ineffective teachers; and teacher skills examination requirements clarified.
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02:43 - Gavel, and discussion of HF2 (Loon) Teacher licensure and employment conditions clarified; alternative teacher licensure amended; teacher licensure reciprocity with adjoining states provided; license via portfolio, exemption for technical education instructors, teachers' unrequested leaves of absence and teaching assignments decisions, and teacher examination requirements clarified; and placing students with ineffective teachers prohibited. 1:38:21 - Presentation of the February 2015 Budget and Economic Forecast by Minnesota Management & Budget. The committee recessed. Runs 2 hour, 30 minutes.