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Education Innovation Policy

TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 06, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

EDUCATION INNOVATION POLICY COMMITTEE 2017-2018
MINUTES

Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair of the Education Innovation Policy Committee, began the meeting and unofficially called the meeting to order at 8:16 AM on March 6, 2018, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


Members present:



ERICKSON, Sondra Chair
JESSUP, Randy

DANIELS, Brian Vice Chair
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


Representative Erickson officially called the meeting to order at 8:18 AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Loon presented HF 2795.

Representative Erickson moved to re-refer HF 2795 to the Committee on Transportation & Regional Governance Policy.

Representative Erickson moved amendment H2795A2. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Roger Aronson, Legal and Legislative Counsel for Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), testified on HF 2795 as amended.

Representative Fenton presented HF 2777.

Caroline Palmer, Public and Legal Affairs Manager for Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA), testified in favor of HF 2795 as amended and HF 2777.

Scott Croonquist, Executive Director of the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD), testified on HF 2795 as amended and HF 2777.

Gary Amoroso, Executive Director of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA), testified on HF 2795 as amended and HF 2777.

Meg Luger-Nikolai, Attorney at Education Minnesota, testified against HF 2795 as amended and HF 2777.

Representative Erickson renewed her motion to re-refer HF 2795 as amended to the Committee on Transportation & Regional Governance Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kunesh-Podein moved approval of the minutes from the March 1, 2018 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Erickson laid over HF 2777.

Representative Davnie presented HF 2794.

Representative Ward moved HF 2794.

Representative Erickson laid over HF 2794.

Representative Christensen presented HF 3203.

Representative Christensen moved to re-refer HF 3203 to the Committee on Public Safety & Security Policy & Finance.

James Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney, testified in favor of HF 3203.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to re-refer HF 3203 to the Committee on Public Safety & Security Policy & Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen presented HF 3035.

Representative Erickson moved HF 3035 and amendment H3035A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

James Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney, testified in favor of HF 3035 as amended.

Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations for the Minnesota Department of Education, testified on the bills heard in the meeting.

Representative Erickson laid over HF 3035 as amended.

The meeting adjourned at 9:47 AM.






Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair




Dayna Liffey, Committee Legislative Assistant












More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2795 (Loon) - Teacher code of ethics codified, background checks required, mandatory reporting expanded, grounds for teacher discharge expanded, and criminal sexual conduct offenses for persons in current or recent positions of authority of juveniles expanded.
  • HF2777 (Fenton) - Grounds for teacher license revocation, suspension, or denial expanded; and grounds for teacher discharge expanded.
  • HF2794 (Davnie) - Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board and Board of School Administrators members and employees made mandated reporters.
  • HF3035 (Gruenhagen) - Secondary school behavior specified for criminal sexual conduct in the third and fourth degrees.
  • HF3203 (Christensen) - Penalties for school employees and independent contractors who have sexual relationships with students established.
House TV Video:
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02:01 - HF2795 (Loon) Teacher code of ethics codified, background checks required, mandatory reporting expanded, grounds for teacher discharge expanded, and criminal sexual conduct offenses for persons in current or recent positions of authority of juveniles expanded.
16:59 - Discussion of HF2795 (Loon) and HF2777 (Fenton) Grounds for teacher license revocation, suspension, or denial expanded; and grounds for teacher discharge expanded.
28:35 - Public testimony on both HF2795 (Loon) and HF2777 (Fenton).
1:05:50 - HF2794 (Davnie) Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board and Board of School Administrators members and employees made mandated reporters.
1:08:41 - HF3203 (Christensen) Penalties for school employees and independent contractors who have sexual relationships with students established.
1:17:54 - HF3035 (Gruenhagen) Secondary school behavior specified for criminal sexual conduct in the third and fourth degrees.
Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.