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Education Innovation Policy

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 28, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

EDUCATION INNOVATION POLICY COMMITTEE 2017-2018
MINUTES

Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair of the Education Innovation Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:14 AM on February 28, 2017, in Room 10 of the State Office Building. A Quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


Members present:



ERICKSON, Sondra Chair
JESSUP, Randy
MARIANI, Carlos
BAHR, Cal
BENNETT, Peggy
BLY, David
CHRISTENSEN, Drew
GROSSELL, Matt
HALEY, Barb
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
LEE, Fue
MAYE QUADE, Erin
PRYOR, Laurie
RARICK, Jason
URDAHL, Dean
WARD, JoAnn

Members excused:
DANIELS, Brian Vice Chair

Representative Ward moved approval of the minutes from February 23, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1478 (Loon): Unrequested leave of absence provisions modified.

Representative Erickson moved HF1478 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loon introduced HF 1478.

Max Ginsburg, Eden Prairie Public Schools, testified in opposition to HF1478.

Roberta Rasmussen, Teacher with Roseville Public Schools, testified in opposition to HF1478.

Daniel Sellers, Executive Director Ed Allies, testified in support of HF1478.

Denise Dittrich, Minnesota Schools Boards Association, testified in support of HF1478, and on the implications with Master Agreements due to bill language.

Gary Amoroso, Minnesota Association of School Administrators, testified in support of HF1478 and it will work in regards to district bargaining.

Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership, testified in support of HF1478.

Stacey Stout, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of HF1478.

Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts, testified in support of HF1478.

Roger Aronson, Elementary and Secondary Principles Association, testified with some concerns on the effective dates held in HF1478.

Khulia Pringle, Parent organizer and public school teacher, testified in support of HF1478.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to re-refer HF1478 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

HF547 (Fenton): Child and Adult Care Food Program administration by the Health Department provided.

Representative Bennett moved to re-refer HF547 to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee.

Representative Fenton introduced HF547.

Christine Twait, Executive Director of Partners in Nutrition, testified in support of HF547.

Ikram Mohamed, Sharing & Caring Childcare Center, testified in support of HF547.

Ellie Lucas, Hunger Impact Partners, testified neutrally on HF547.

Daron Korte, Assistant Commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Education, testified in opposition to HF547.

Representative Bennett renewed the motion to re-refer HF547 to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1398 (Jessup): General education development term modified.

Representative Jessup moved the H1398A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Jessup moved HF1398, as amended, for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

Representative Jessup introduced HF1398.

Representative Jessup renewed the motion to lay over HF1398, as amended, for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

HF149 (Urdahl): Minnesota school finance reform effort working group established, and money appropriated.

Representative Urdahl moved to re-refer HF149 to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Urdahl introduced HF149.

Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity and Education, testified in favor of HF149.

Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association, testified in favor of HF149.

Representative Urdahl renewed the motion to re-refer HF149 to the committee on Government Operations and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 9:50 AM.




Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair




Tom Brennan, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1398 (Jessup) - General education development term modified.
  • HF1478 (Loon) - Teachers; unrequested leave of absence provisions modified.
  • HF547 (Fenton) - Child and Adult Care Food Program administration by the Health Department provided.
  • HF149 (Urdahl) - Minnesota school finance reform effort working group established, and money appropriated.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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01:23 - HF1478 (Loon) Unrequested leave of absence provisions modified.
49:49 - HF547 (Fenton) Child and Adult Care Food Program administration by the Health Department provided.
1:19:57 - HF1398 (Jessup) General education development term modified.
1:27:30 - HF149 (Urdahl) Minnesota school finance reform effort working group established, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 37 minutes.


**In the case that our hearing is not finished during the regularly scheduled committee time, we will recess and reconvene at 5PM in Capitol 120**

**If you plan to testify, please email Andrew Hasek - andrew.hasek@house.mn - due to time constraints, we will be limiting testimony to 2 minutes per person.**

**Bills May Be Added**

**Bills May Be In Any Order**